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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Understand what a switched-mode converter is and its basic operating principles
- Be able to solve for the steady-state voltages and currents of step-down, step-up, inverting, and other power converters
- Know how to derive an averaged equivalent circuit model and solve for the converter efficiency
- Understand how to implement the power semiconductor devices in a switching converter

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Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters (Coursera)

This course covers the analysis and design of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers, used in power electronic converters. The course starts with an introduction to physical principles behind inductors and transformers, including the concepts of inductance, core material saturation, airgap and energy storage in inductors, reluctance and magnetic [...]
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Introduction to Power Electronics (Coursera)

This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding the steady state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters. Assignments include simulation of a dc-dc converter, analysis [...]
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Converter Control (Coursera)

This course teaches how to design a feedback system to control a switching converter. The equivalent circuit models derived in the previous courses are extended to model small-signal ac variations. These models are then solved, to find the important transfer functions of the converter and its regulator system. Finally, [...]
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Converter Circuits (Coursera)

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 [...]
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