Converter Circuits is the first Course of Power Electronics Specialization , which consists of 5 Courses + 1 Capstone Project you must take them all to get a Specialization Certificate.
Course Specifications :
- Course Provider : Coursera
- Course Created by : University of Colorado Boulder
- Course Instructor : Dr. Robert Erickson , Professor
- Language: English
- Pricing : Free Access to Course Materials , BUT Access to Graded Materials ,Receive a Final Grade and Earn a Shareable Certificate cost $49.
About this course:
This course introduces more advanced concepts of switched-mode converter circuits. Realization of the power semiconductors in inverters or in converters having bidirectional power flow is explained. Power diodes, power MOSFETs, and IGBTs are explained, along with the origins of their switching times. Equivalent circuit models are refined to include the effects of switching loss. The discontinuous conduction mode is described and analyzed. A number of well-known converter circuit topologies are explored, including those with transformer isolation. The homework assignments include a boost converter and an H-bridge inverter used in a grid-interfaced solar inverter system, as well as transformer-isolated forward and flyback converters.
After completing this course, you will:
- Understand how to implement the power semiconductor devices in a switching converter
- Understand the origins of the discontinuous conduction mode and be able to solve converters operating in DCM
- Understand the basic dc-dc converter and dc-ac inverter circuits
- Understand how to implement transformer isolation in a dc-dc converter, including the popular forward and flyback converter topologies.
Completion of the first course Introduction to Power Electronics is the assumed prerequisite for this course.
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