The course is an introduction to switched-mode power converters. It provides a basic knowledge of circuitry for the control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency. These converters can change and regulate the voltage, current, or power; dc-dc converters, ac-dc rectifiers, dc-ac inverters, and ac-ac cycloconverters are in common use. Applications include electronic power supplies, aerospace and vehicular power systems, and renewable energy systems.
Prerequisites are ECE 316 - Signals and Systems II, ECE 325 - Electric Energy System Components, and ECE 336 - Electronic Circuits.
Course meets three times weekly.