Power ElectronicsCollege of Engineering
Zener diode and other linear voltage regulators. Standard power converter topologies using cycle-by-cycle averaging to model the power electronics. AC to DC power supplies as are used in personal computers and other electronic devices, DC to DC converters as are used in automotive and other battery-powered applications, and DC to AC converters as are used in the speed control of electronic motors and in power inverters to produce 110V AC from the battery of an automobile. The component building blocks of power electronic circuits, design strategies and design considerations. A brief introduction to the design of magnetic components. Soft-switching, motor drives, UPS, thyristors, utility applications. This graduate version of the course requires an end-of-term project.