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ECE 445 - Analysis and Design of Power Electronic Circuits

Description: Credit 4U/5G. Analysis of different isolated and non-isolated power-converter topologies, understanding of power-converter components, switching schemes.

Prerequisite: ECE 342; and grade of C or better in ECE 310


1. Introduction to power electronics
a. Power processing (DC-DC, DC-AC, AC-DC, and AC-AC
b. Applications of power electronics
c. Elements of power electronics

2. Analysis of DC-DC converters in equilibrium
a. Techniques for determining the output voltage of basic
converter circuits
b. Principles of inductor volt-second balance and capacitor
charge (amp-second) balance
c. Small-ripple assumption

3. Basic magnetics modeling and design
a. Inductor modeling
b. DC tranformer modeling and equivalent circuit
c. Step-by-step design procedures for inductor and transformer
d. Loss estimation

4. Switch realization
a. Multi-quadrant switches
b. Survey of power semiconductor switches specific to power
electronics (diode, power MOSFET, IGBTs, and thyristors)
c. Switching (turn-on and turn-off) and conduction loss
d. Snubbers
e. Gate-driver requirements and designs

5. DC-DC power-converter topologies and modulation
a. Circuit realizations
b. Isolated and non-isolated converter topologies
c. Power-electronis building block (PEBB)
d. Pulse-width modulation and hysteretic moduation
e. Converter evaluation and design

6. Converters dynamics and control
a. AC equivalent circuit modeling
b. Voltage-and current-mode controls
c. Linear feedback-controller design
d. Converter transfer functions

7. Rectifier circuits
a. Single-ended and double-ended rectifier circuits
b. Half-bridge and full-bridge rectifiers

Topic revision: r4 - 2011-03-08 - 19:00:54 - Main.ala
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