Complete design process: from given specifications to a complete power electronic system; selection / design of suitable passive power components; static and dynamic properties of power semiconductors; optimized EMI filter design; heat sink optimization; additional circuitry, e.g. gate driver; system optimization.
Basic knowledge of design and optimization of a power electronic system; furthermore, lecture and exercises thoroughly discuss key subjects of power electronics that are important with respect to a practical realization, e.g. how to select suitable power components, to understand switching operations, calculation of high frequency losses, EMI filter design and realization, thermal considerations.
Complete design process: from given specifications to a complete power electronic system. Selection and / or design of suitable passive power components: specific properties, parasitic components, tolerances, high frequency losses, thermal considerations, reliability. Static and dynamic characteristics of power semiconductors. Optimized design of the EMI filter. Thermal characterization of the converter, optimized heat sink design. Additional circuitry: gate driver, measurement, control. Converter start up: typical sequence of events, circuitry required. Overall system optimization: identifying couplings between different components of the considered power electronic system, optimization targets and issues.
Lecture notes and complementary exercises including correct answers.
Prerequisites / Notice
Prerequisites: Introductory course on power electronics.
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