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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week...
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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction and Power Stage Design

Select a converter circuit approach for the bidirectional dc-dc converter to interface a lithium-ion battery pack to a USB load. Begin the design of the power stage components and LTspice simulation....
Reading
4 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings
Video4 videos
Milestones for Weeks 1-222m
The LTspice Saturating Inductor Model15m
Capstone Components22m
Reading3 readings
Introduction, Specifications and Project Materials10m
Milestone 1 Grading Rubrics10m
Simulation files for Milestone 110m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Power Stage Design and Documentation

Finish the design of the power stage components and the converter power stage LTspice simulation. Document your steady-state converter design for submission of Milestone 1....
Reading
1 quiz
Week
3
Hours to complete
28 minutes to complete

Preliminary Controller Design

Develop an averaged model of your power converter. Select a control approach (voltage mode, peak current mode, or average current mode control), and begin the design of the control loop(s) to meet requirements on crossover frequency and maximum closed-loop output impedance. Begin development of LTspice averaged simulation of your controller design....
Reading
1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings
Reading2 readings
Milestone 2 Grading Rubrics10m
Simulation files for Milestone 210m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Preliminary Controller Design and Documentation

Complete development of an averaged model of your power converter, its control loop(s), and an LTspice averaged simulation. Document your control circuit design for submission to Milestone 2....
Reading
1 quiz
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Top Reviews

By ARSep 30th 2016

Great course. Thanks to prof Erickson, prof. Maksimovic and prof. Afridi and all the volunteers involved for their effort in making such a wonderful course for the power electronics community.

By SMMar 24th 2017

I will always go back to the lectures of this course and use these principles in my work. Thank you University of Boulder Colorado and Coursera.

Instructors

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Dr. Robert Erickson

Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
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Dr. Dragan Maksimovic

Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
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Dr. Khurram Afridi

Assistant 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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