Calendar

AC = alternate current
DC = direct current

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction; Linear vs. switching Homework 0 out
2 Introduction to analysis methods

Homework 0 due

Homework 1 out

3 AC-side reactance and load regulation (DC-side effects)

4 Power factor and measures of distortion

5

DC-DC Converters 1

Introduction to DC-DC; Direct conversion

Homework 1 due

Homework 2 out

6

DC-DC Converters 2

Indirect topologies; Switch selection; Device stresses

7

DC-DC Converters 3

Ripple models; LC (inductor-capacitor) sizing

8

DC-DC Converters 4

Discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) operation

Homework 2 due

Homework 3 out

9

Magnetics 1

Introduction and review; Inductance; Reluctance

10

Magnetics 2

Transformers and parasitics

11

Magnetics 3

Transformer modeling; Multi-winding transformers; Inductor design and handout

Homework 3 due

Homework 4 out

12

Magnetics 4

Losses and high-frequency effects

13

Isolated DC/DC 1

Motivations; Flyback; Forward

14

Isolated DC/DC 2

Multiple outputs; Leakage effects; Other topologies

Homework 4 due

Homework 5 out

15

DC-AC Converters 1

Fourier; 1-pulse; CSI (current-source inverter) vs. VSI (voltage-source inverter)

16

DC-AC Converters 2

Harmonic elimination; Harmonic cancellation; Multilevel

17

DC-AC Converters 3

sin-Δ PWM (pulse width modulation)

EMI (electromagnetic interference) Filters 1

Intro to EMI

Homework 5 due
18

EMI-Filters 2

Filter design; Damping; Control impact

19

EMI-Filters 3

Common-mode and differential mode

Homework 6 out

Quiz 1 review

Quiz 1

20 Loss computation and snubbers

21

Soft switching 1

Introduction to reverse recovery

Homework 6 due

Homework 7 out

Project out

22 Soft switching 2

23 Thermal design

24

Resonant converters/RF (radio frequency) 1

Resonant circuits review

25

Resonant converters/RF 2

Series, parallel, series/parallel LLC (inductor-inductor-capacitor)

Homework 7 due

Homework 8 out

26

Resonant converters/RF 3

Matching networks

27 Guest lecture

Homework 8 due

Homework 9 out

28

Control 1

Goals; Averaging properties; Circuit averaging

29

Control 2

State-space averaging; Linearization

30

Control 3

Control example

Homework 9 due

Homework 10 out

31

Control 4

Current-mode control

32

3-phase systems 1

Introduction to 3-phase; phase-shift, Y/Y-Δ/Y

33

3-phase systems 2

Six-pulse; 12-pulse; Interphase

Practice exams out

Quiz 2 review Homework 10 due
34

Practical Issues: Inductance, capacitance, layout; level-shifting gate drives

SynQor field trip

Quiz 2

35 Switched mode rectifiers

36 Emerging technologies, techniques, and challenges: Control strategy overview; New topologies and methods; System trends

37 Advanced design example Project due

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