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Specialization
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Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Ch 4.1: Switch Realization

How to implement the switches using transistors and diodes, including applications having bidirectional power flow or ac outputs...
Reading
3 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Sect. 4.1.2 Current-Bidirectional Switches13m
Sects. 4.1.3-5 Two- and Four-Quadrant Switches, Synchronous Rectifiers16m
Reading3 readings
Syllabus for Course 210m
If you have problems with the Coursera system10m
Homework Assignment 1: hard copy10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment 1: Switch Realization24m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Ch 4.2: Power Semiconductor Switches

Basics of power semiconductor switches, including the origins of switching times and switching loss. How to incorporate switching loss into equivalent circuit models. MOSFETs, IGBTs, and gate driver considerations....
Reading
10 videos (Total 188 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Sect. 4.2.1.1 Diode Rectifiers20m
Sect. 4.2.1.2 Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Switching Loss16m
Sect. 4.2.1.3 Boost Converter Example11m
Sect. 4.2.1.4 More About Rectifiers20m
Sect. 4.2.2.1 Power MOSFETs18m
Sect. 4.2.2.2 MOSFET Gate Drivers27m
Sect. 4.2.3 BJTs and IGBTs25m
Sect. 4.3 More About Switching Loss6m
Simulation of a Synchronous Boost Converter13m
Reading2 readings
LTspice File: Synchronous Boost Converter10m
Hard copy and zip file for simulation assignment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #2: Simulation12m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Ch 5: Discontinuous Conduction Mode

The discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) arising from unidirectional switch realization. Analysis of mode boundaries and output voltage....
Reading
3 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Sect. 5.2 Analysis of the Conversion Ratio M(D,K)16m
Sect. 5.3 Boost Converter Example19m
Reading1 reading
Homework Assignment 3: Hard Copy10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #326m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Ch 6: Converter Circuits

Some well-known converter circuits and their origins. How to incorporate transformer isolation into a dc-dc converter. Analysis and equivalent circuit modeling of transformer-isolated converters....
Reading
6 videos (Total 91 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Sect. 6.1.4 How to Synthesize an Inverter10m
Sect. 6.2 A Short List of Nonisolated Converters8m
Sect. 6.3 Transformers13m
Sect. 6.3.2 The Forward Converter29m
Sect. 6.3.4 The Flyback Converter14m
Reading1 reading
Homework Assignment #4: Hard Copy10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Homework Assignment #4: Chapter 622m
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By SKJul 15th 2018

The course has intensified my interest towards the field of Power Electronics. One won't find such systematic and lucid teaching anywhere else. I am grateful to the instructors of the course.

By SSSep 8th 2017

Professor is concise and clear. Problems are challenging and what you learn in this course is excellent and directly applicable to real work design work.

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Dr. Robert Erickson

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Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Power Electronics Specialization

Design modern switched-mode power converters; create high-performance control loops around power converters; understand efficiency, power density and cost trade-offs By 2030, 80% of all electrical energy will be processed by power electronics. Professional advantages continue to grow for technical engineers who understand the fundamental principles and technical requirements of modern power conversion systems. This specialization covers design-oriented analysis, modeling and simulation techniques leading to practical engineering of high-performance power electronics systems....
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