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Hours to complete

Approx. 31 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

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Specialization
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Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 31 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Averaged Switch Modeling and Simulation

Introduction to Advanced Converter Control Techniques course, and the Week 1 Module on averaged switch modeling and simulations...
Reading
9 videos (Total 88 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
1.1 Introduction to Circuit Averaging and Averaged Switch Modeling8m
1.2 Converter Analysis Using Averaged Switch Models6m
1.3 Simulations Using Averaged Switch Models13m
1.4 Design Verification12m
1.5 Including Losses in Averaged Switch Models9m
1.6 Averaged Switch Modeling in DCM12m
1.7 Combined CCM/DCM Averaged Switch Model10m
1.8 Spice library average.lib3m
Reading7 readings
Syllabus10m
If you have problems with the Coursera system10m
Simulation files10m
(reference) POL compensator design example10m
(reference) Measurement of loop gain by voltage injection10m
(optional) Small-signal ac modeling of DCM converters10m
Homework #1 Materials10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
1.A: average circuit model of a Cuk converter2m
1.B. Closed-loop bandwidth of a voltage regulator2m
1.C. average circuit simulation of a Flyback converter4m
1. Average Switch Modeling and Simulations30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Peak Current Mode Control - Part 1

Introduction to peak current mode control (also known as current-programmed mode (CPM) control)...
Reading
7 videos (Total 86 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
2.2 Simple approximate model10m
2.3 Small-signal model based on simple approximation9m
2.4 Design example: synchronous buck POL converter17m
2.5 Oscillation for D > 0.517m
2.6 Stabilization with addition of an artificial ramp10m
2.7 Design example revisited: inclusion of artificial ramp6m
Reading3 readings
Simulation files10m
PI (lag) compensator implementation10m
Homework #2 Materials10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
2.A. CPM controlled Boost converter2m
2.B. simulation of a CPM controlled buck POL regulator2m
2.C. artificial ramp for a CPM controlled Cuk converter2m
2. Peak Current Mode Control30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Peak Current Mode Control - Part 2

More accurate modeling and design of peak current mode controlled converters...
Reading
7 videos (Total 86 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
3.2 Spice average CPM subcircuit14m
3.3 Design verification using average circuit simulations16m
3.4 Small-signal AC equivalent circuit models6m
3.5 Transfer functions of CPM controlled converters14m
3.6 Analysis example: CPM controlled boost converter14m
3.7 Comparison of frequency responses of duty-cycle and current-mode controlled converters8m
Reading2 readings
Simulation files10m
Homework #3 Materials10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
3.A. Line-to-output frequency response of CPM controlled buck converter4m
3.B. Small-signal analysis of line-to-output transfer function2m
3. CPM Controlled Buck-Boost Voltage Regulator34m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Average Current Mode Control

Average current mode control of dc-dc converters, ac-dc rectifiers and dc-ac inverters...
Reading
10 videos (Total 141 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video10 videos
4.2 Transfer functions of average current-mode controlled converters6m
4.3 Design example: ACM controlled boost dc-dc converter21m
4.4 Design verification by average circuit simulations10m
4.5 Voltage loop design8m
4.6 Design example: ACM controlled boost dc voltage regulator18m
4.7 Introduction to PFC rectifiers and design example23m
4.8 Energy storage and voltage regulation in single-phase PFC rectifiers15m
4.9 Introduction to single-phase PV system inverters13m
4.10 DC-AC inverter design example15m
Reading2 readings
Simulation files10m
Homework #4 Materials10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
4.A. ACM controlled boost converter2m
4.B. Reference for a voltage regulator6m
4.C. Emulated resistance Re2m
4.D. Average current control loop in a single-phase dc-ac inverter2m
4. Average Current Mode Control30m
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Top Reviews

By GDNov 26th 2018

I had trouble engaging with this course, things get more complicated and boring than the previous courses. Things also get more practical, still a great course.

By GVAug 27th 2017

Very interesting as the first other 3 courses. This specialization goes with the book Fundamentals of Power Electronics.

Instructor

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Dr. Dragan Maksimovic

Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor
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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