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Masters Program in Power Converter Design and Analysis

This 12 month program from Skill-Lync equips the student with the necessary knowledge required to perform the design and analysis of power converters used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

  • Domain : ELECTRICAL
  • Class starts on : March 31 2021
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Program Outcomes

The law of conservation of energy, as we know, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed but it can change its form from one to another. We can see countless examples in real life where this law is upheld, such as dams, vehicles, etc. But when we speak about energy usage, another term is used called Power. A popular misconception among people today is that the terms power and energy can be used interchangeably, which is not true. Energy is the total amount of work done, while power is how fast the work is done. In simpler terms, power is energy per unit time. Just like energy, power can be converted from one form to another. This process in which electrical energy is converted from one form to another is known as power conversion, and the device used for this purpose is called a power converter. 

Being an electrical or electro-mechanical device, a power converter can be as simple as a transformer or a far more complex system. It can convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) and vice versa, change the voltage and frequency of the current, or a combination of these two processes. The main purpose of a power converter is to convert the electrical energy to a form which is optimally suited for the user loads. 

Initially, energy was converted in electromechanical converters. These converters were basically rotating devices and were not as efficient. However, with the development of more sophisticated technology such as power semiconductors, static power converters have found applications in various fields. Unlike rotating power converters, static power converters are smaller and lighter, and they provide better static and dynamic performance. 

An ideal static power converter is able to control the flow of power with 100% efficiency, which is not possible. There are always some factors which affect the efficiency of not just power converters but the whole system. Nevertheless, engineers strive to develop power converters with as high efficiency as possible. At Skill-Lync, we are trying to provide insights and guidance to design and develop modern converters with advanced controls.

Let us introduce you to our masters program in power converters! If you are looking for a career in power industries, electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy storage, or any other field in the world of electrical and electronics engineering, this program will be the best for you. This program will guide you through the recent industry trends and how the industry will shape up to design modern power converters for various applications.

This program will take you through a total of six courses which have been listed below. 

  1. MATLAB and Simulink Basics
  2. Simulation and Design of power converters using Matlab and Simulink
  3. Advanced PCB Design using Altium
  4. AC-DC Rectifiers, Harmonics and Related Standards
  5. Fundamentals of DC-DC Converter
  6. Modeling of Power Converters for Modern Industrial Applications


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List of courses in this program

1Basics of MATLAB

MATLAB is a technical programming language used to study statistics. You can easily do calculations while also being able to solve complex structures with ease. You also can simulate real-world systems and use it to develop many mathematical models. MATLAB is known for its versatility, where different domains can use the program to solve equations. If you are interested in coding and interested in developing algorithms you can take this course. You can apply to various core industries, especially in the R&D sectors. By the end of this course, You will be able to create various complex mathematical models after working on our challenge set. 

2Simulation and Design of Power Converters using MATLAB, Simulink and LTSpice.

This course helps learners to understand the operation and design of most commonly used power converters. The power converter simulations are also demonstrated using MATLAB Simulink and LTSpice. The course starts with an analytical approach for circuit design and finishes with practical application considerations.
This course teaches us,
  • Simulation & analysis of DC/DC Converters, DC/AC Inverters & AC/DC Rectifiers 
  • Guidelines for using Simulation & design tools to gain Industrial Knowledge on the learned concepts
  • Developing simulation models for non-isolated and isolated DC/DC converter circuits and their control
  • SPICE simulation of power converter circuits using Tina and LTSpice
  • Applications: Electric Vehicle Chargers, Electrical Vehicle Drivetrain, Solar Inverters, PC Power Supply, Data Centre Converters

3Advanced PCB Design using ALTIUM

A PCB or Printed Circuit Board is used to mechanically support and electrically connect various electronic components with the help of tracks, pads, etc. This week’s course helps you be familiar with PCB design using Altium ECAD software and understand the various issues associated with the designing process. 

Here, you will learn about

  • Basics of PCB design using Altium ECAD software.
  • Analyzing and developing a PCB using the Altium ECAD software.
  • Generating Gerber Data.
  • Designing PCB with EMI/EMC considerations. 

4AC-DC Rectifiers, Harmonics and Related Standards

AC-DC converters are one of the most important parts of Power Engineering. These devices, also known as AC-DC Rectifiers, convert Alternating Current to Direct Current. The application of these converters range from mobile phone chargers to huge machines used by industry giants. This course provides you with detailed knowledge on how AC-DC Rectifiers work, their harmonics as well as the several standards associated with them. 

Here, you will learn about: 

  • AC-DC converter circuits, their analysis and associated issues.
  • Tools used to analyze AC-DC converter circuits.
  • IEEE/IEC standards. 
  • MATLAB and LTspice with practical case studies. 
  • Applications and design methodologies of rectifier circuits.

5Fundamentals of DC-DC Converters

A DC-DC Converter is a device that converts a source of Direct Current from one voltage level to another. This course is designed to give you a proper understanding on how the DC-DC converter operates and help you learn how to analyze and develop your own DC-DC converter for a particular application.

Here, you will learn about:

  • Analysis, modelling and design, and hands-on simulation of DC-DC converters.
  • Basics of transfer function, bode plot, and developing bode plot of any converter.
  • DC-DC converters using MATLAB.

6Modeling of Power Converters for Modern Industrial Applications

For industrial applications, the power convertoes are designed to be different from the ones used for domestic applications. This week’s course will focus on designing, modelling and analyzing power converters which are suitable for industrial applications. 

Here, you will learn about:

  • Basics of power electronics, switching methods and power converters in industrial applications.
  • Modelling a power converter and how to design one that is typical to industries. 
  • Magnetic and cooling system design.
  • Boost converter modelling and design.
  • Inverter modelling and design.

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1. Basics of MATLAB

1Introduction to MATLAB

You will be introduced to MATLAB and you will be taught the basics of MATLAB by using a top-down approach. That is, you will start directly by solving problems and stop in the required places to learn about the fundamentals of programming.

  • You will learn the MATLAB syntax and the various commands used in it.
  • You will understand the methods and the ways to use the commands in different scenarios.
  • You will learn to manipulate your own calculations and comparisons
  • You will learn about the use of arrays.
  • You will learn about the Functions used along with plotting, creating movies, creating figures etc

2Forward Kinematics Simulator

In this module, you will write programs to simulate a 2R Robotic Arm Manipulator
  • You will animate the manipulator motion using ImageMagick.
  • Here you will learn about the simulation part
  • And you will learn how to create a movie clip along with the spatial motions of Robotic arm
  • You will learn how FOR loop plays a role in the programming
  • And how the “hold on” command works
  • And about arrays and linspace commands

3Air Standard Cycle Simulator

In this module, you will write code to simulate an Air Standard Cycle.

  • Your code will solve the piston kinematics equation to calculate the volume trace.
  • Your code will create PV diagrams for different operating conditions.
  • You will learn how to work on various thermodynamic relationships
  • You will learn about the pressure-volume variations.
  • And you will learn how the order of the program is significant
  • Functions can be cleared through this challenge
  • You will also learn about the plots, legends used in the graphs
  • Finally, you will learn about the piston kinematics

4Vibrations and Dynamics

Most mechanical engineering devices are dynamic in nature. Understanding the effect of forces on the product motion is of utmost importance. The equation of motions for these systems form a set of Ordinary Differential Equations.
  • Implement BDF and FDF methods to solve ODEs
  • Learn about the real use of differential equations
  • How the differential equations connect to the real-world applications and how to solve those differential equations
  • You will learn about the ODE solvers, and also about the syntax of ODE’s, and also about various supplementary commands

5Curve Fitting and Regression

An engineer needs to understand the dependence between system input and output. Curve-fits are a great tool to do this. In this module, you will learn how to perform curve fits with MATLAB.

  • Curve fits and regression are the part of Machine learning and Neural Networks
  • Curve fitting helps you to make a comparison study with the original ideal data set with the experimental one 
  • And you will learn about the polynomials and their best fits
  • You will learn about the PolyFit and PolyVal commands
  • You will know how to calculate the errors
  • You will learn about SSR, SSE, SST

6Genetic Algorithm

Genetic Algorithm is a procedure to optimize multi-parameter systems. It is used to optimize different types of systems and processes.

  • You will learn about the optimization techniques used in industries
  • You will know about GA syntax and how to get the global maxima 
  • You will also learn about the different options that can be included apart from the default ones
  • You will also learn about stalagmite functions and how it works

2. Simulation and Design of Power Converters using MATLAB and Simulink

1Introduction to Switched Mode Power Converters, Performance and Analysis of Buck DC/DC Converter

  • A brief introduction on the need of switch mode power converters and their everyday applications.
  • The performance and analysis of buck DC-DC converters. 


2Simulation of Boost DC/DC Converter

  • Using simulation tools from different software packages to simulate and perform high-level design of a boost DC-DC converter

3Boost DC/DC Converter, Gate Driver Design

  • The performance and analysis of boost DC-DC converters. 

  • Using simulation tools from different software packages to simulate and perform high-level and gate driver design of a boost converter.


4UP/Down DC/DC Converters

  • The performance and analysis of various UP/Down DC-DC converters.
  • Implement design techniques using simulation tools on the studied Up/Down converters.

5Discontinuous Conduction Mode

  • The performance, analysis, and simulation of various DC-DC converters operating in discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). 

6Modeling of DC-DC Converters

  • The development of small signal models for various DC-DC converters.

  • Build simulation blocks to validate the modeled systems.


7Feedback Control of DC-DC Converters

  • The design of feedback control system using analog circuits for DC-DC converters.
  • Simulate a fully designed closed loop DC-DC converter.

8Isolated DC-DC converters

  • The performance, analysis, and simulation of various isolated DC-DC converters.
  • AC-DC rectifiers performance and simulations

9AC-DC rectifiers performance and simulations

  • The performance, analysis, and simulation of various AC-DC rectifiers.

10DC-AC Inverters Performance and simulations

  • The performance, analysis, and simulation of various DC-AC inverters.

11AC-DC Rectifiers Design, DC-AC Inverters Design

  • Study the design of commercial inverters and rectifiers.

12Modern Applications of Power Electronic Converters

  • Studying some of the modern applications of power electronic converters in electric vehicles, renewable energy systems and data centers.

3. Advanced PCB Design using Altium

1Introduction to Altium

  • Introduction to Altium software initial setup to start a new  project 
  • Creating project template  
  • Adding schematic page to a project 
  • PCB Revision control 
  • Adding library file to a project 
  • PCB board stackup 
  • Creating Fiducials and Mounting holes 
  • PCB grid settings

2Reading datasheet

  • How to read a datasheet 
  • What are the main points to look for in a datasheet for PCB  design? 
  • How to select a part for automotive design

3Creating schematic symbol,

  • How to create schematic symbol from scratch using datasheet  information 
  • How to add designators, text, description  
  • How to import schematic from online

4Creating PCB footprint, creating a complete part

  • How to create PCB footprint from scratch using datasheet  information 
  • How to import PCB footprint from online 
  • Creating keepout region 
  • Combining symbol and footprint 
  • Best way to place a Component. 
  • Creating board outline

5Electronics Design analysis

  • Analyzing an electronics design before proceeding with PCB design  
  • How to set PCB clearance 
  • How to create net class 
  • Identifying analog/digital parts in electronics design
  • How to use ECO schematic symbol for layout  
  • How to add net colors in Altium 
  • PCB routing topology

6PCB design calculation and using third party tools

  • How to install Saturn PCB design tool 
  • How to use Saturn tool to calculate PCB trace width, via, impedance matching

7Bottom side component placement

  • What components should be placed in the second layer PCB
  • How not to place a component on the PCB second layer  
  • Things to consider on the top side when placing the  components on bottom side. (vias, traces, connectors)

8High speed design routing techniques

  • How to route high speed signals from driver to receiver end  (SPI, I2C signals) 

  • Things needs to be considered while routing high speed signals How to use accordions to match the length

9Adding polygon pour and thermal relief

  • What is polygon pour.  

  • Why is polygon pour required. 

  • How to add polygon pour 

  • What is thermal relief and why is it required 

  • How to add thermal relief

10Low impedance traces, EMC EMI consideration

  • What are low impedance traces 
  • How to route low impedance trace 
  • Things to consider when routing low impedance trace Design for EMC and EMI compliance 
  • How to use stitching vias

11Gerber file generating

  • How to create a gerber file 

  • How to use third party software such as Pentalogix Viewmate to check gerber file 

  • How to use colors in Pentalogix Viewmate for different layer

  • How to create panel in a Altium PCB design software 

  • How to check stepped gerber file over lapped with generated gerber file  

  • How to generate PCB stencil from the PCB design

123D viewer/Output document export

  • Generate 3D file for PCB footprint 
  • Import 3D file from online 
  • View PCB design in 3D format 
  • Add mating connectors in 3D format to PCB design 
  • Exporting document for PCB manufacturer such as BOM and X,Y data 
  • Assembly drawings

4. AC-DC Rectifiers, Harmonics and Related Standards

1Motivation to use AC-DC converters and Overview of Power Electronic Devices

  • Importance of AC-DC converter in any power electronic converter application

  • Advantages of AC-DC converters

  • Applications of AC-DC converters in residential and industrial applications

  • Introduction to device characteristics of Diode, Thyristor, MOSFET and IGBT

  • Introduction to state of the art wide-bandgap devices (SiC and GaN)

  • Criterion of device selection

2Introduction to Simulation tools and Classification of AC-DC converters

  • Introduction to simulation platforms of MATLAB and LTspice
  • Basic details of simulating any general circuit in MATLAB and Ltspice
  • Device installation in Ltspice
  • Usefulness of these software tools for different scenarios
  • Detailed classification of AC-DC converters
  • Examples of these converters with their circuit diagrams (Half wave, full wave, boost rectifier, PWM rectifiers, etc.)
  • Applications of these circuits for different scenarios

3Uncontrolled AC-DC converters: Diode based circuits and Simulations (Single phase) ,Analytical terminologies and computations

  • HWR operation with R, RL, RLE and RC loads, simulations and analysis 


    FWR operation with R, RL and RC loads

  • Effect of source inductance and process of commutation

  • Simulations and analysis 

  • Power computations (instantaneous, average, energy and power difference, digital computations with examples)

  • Power quality parameter computations and study of harmonic issues (average, peak and rms values, ripple factor, form factor, harmonic distortion, THD, etc)

4Three-phase uncontrolled AC-DC converters

  • HWR operation with R loads and Effect of transformer on operation
    • Simulations and analysis 
  • Operation of Full-bridge three-phase rectifier and effect of transformer on its operation
  • A case study with large capacitive filter.

5Phase controlled AC-DC converters: Thyristor based circuits and Simulations (Single phase) and Semi controlled rectifiers

  • Need of thyristor-controlled rectifiers

  • Design guidelines for usage of thyristor for rectifiers

  • Operation of Thyristor based HWR with R, RL and RLE load

  • Typical design issue in RL load case and its solution

    • Simulations and analysis

  • FWR with R, RL load (with a case study using simulation)
  • Effect of source inductance
  • Different configurations of semi controlled rectifier circuits
  • Operation of these circuits for R and RL load scenarios with simulations.

6Phase controlled AC-DC converters: Thyristor based circuits and Simulations (Three phase)

  • Operation of three-phase fully controlled rectifier
  • Simple technique to analyze these rectifiers
  • Cases study for various values of firing angle and load cases
  • Effect of transformer on its operation
    • Simulation and analysis.

7Inverter mode operation of AC-DC converters and Notion of power quality in rectifiers

  • Case study of full bridge rectifier operating in inverter mode

  • Applications of these converter mode

  • Dual converter case study

    • Simulation and analysis

  • Power quality in rectifier circuits
  • Active and reactive powers
  • Understanding power factor
  • basics of power factor correction.

8Harmonics and Input power factor correction in rectifiers: Passive and active compensation, Active filtering and PWM rectifiers

  • Introduction to methods to improve input power factor in rectifiers,

  • Classification of PFC rectifiers and examples

    • Passive and active methods

    • Isolated and non-isolated

    • Unidirectional and bidirectional

    • Simulations 

  • Concept of active filtering
  • Operating principle of PFC rectifier
  • Control of PFCs and different controlling methods
  • PWM rectifiers
    • Regenerative
    • Non-regenerative

9Design and analysis of PWM rectifier and Study of AC-DC converters in real-world applications

  • A case study for PWM rectifier
  • Closed loop operation
  • Designing of PWM rectifier
    • Simulation and analysis 
  • Industrial applications: Induction heating
    • Resonant converters and integral cycle converters

10Study of AC-DC converters in real-world applications

  • Industrial applications: DC motor drive

  • A case study of dc motor drive

    • Speed control

    • Modes of operation and applications 

  • Utility applications: High voltage dc HVDC transmission system
    • Rectifier and inverter mode of operation
    • Harmonic compensation and control

11Harmonic compensation and Study of IEEE/IEC standards

  • Principle of Harmonic compensation

  • Passive and active harmonic compensation

  • Static VAR compensators: TCR, TSC, STATCOM etc

  • Comparison of different compensators.

  • Study of IEEE 518, 519, IEC 61000-4-7, etc

  • Understanding terminologies necessary for design

12Design methodology for Industrial AC-DC converter: A Case study and State of the art in AC-DC converters and overview of research topics

  • System overview

  • Objectives of AC-DC converter

  • Design procedure

  • Name plate study of AC-DC converter

  • Challenges in AC-DC converter design

  • State of the art converters

  • Research topics

  • Future applications

  • Overview of this course and conclusion

5. Fundamentals of DC-DC Converters

1DC-DC Buck Converter

In this week, you will learn about the principle, modes, analysis of DC-DC Buck Converter

  1. Introduction, modes, equations
  2. Average output voltage, ripple current and voltage
  3. Modeling and Design 
  4. Condition for continuous conduction, Applications
  5. Simulation

2DC-DC Boost Converter

In this week, you will learn about the principle, modes, analysis of DC-DC Boost Converter

  1. Introduction, modes, equations
  2. Average output voltage, ripple current and voltage
  3. Modeling and Design 
  4. Condition for continuous conduction, Applications
  5. Simulation

3DC-DC Buck-Boost Converter

In this week, you will learn about the principle, modes, analysis of DC-DC Buck-Boost Converter

  1. Introduction, modes, equations
  2. Average output voltage, ripple current and voltage
  3. Modeling and Design 
  4. Condition for continuous conduction, Applications
  5. Simulation

4DC-DC Cuk Converter

In this week, you will learn about the principle, modes, analysis of DC-DC Cuk Converter

  1. Introduction, modes, equations
  2. Average output voltage, ripple current and voltage
  3. Modeling and Design 
  4. Condition for continuous conduction, Applications
  5. Simulation 

5Interleaved operation and other non isolated converter

 In this week, you will learn about interleaved operation and other non isolated converter

  1. Interleaved DC-DC Converter
  2. SEPIC Converter
  3. Zeta Converter
  4. Luo Converter
  5. Applications

6Bode Plot Fundamentals

In this week, you will learn about Bode Plot and its fundamentals

  1. Transfer function of electrical circuit
  2. Introduction to Bode plot
  3. Procedure to draw Bode plot
  4. Simple example
  5. Demo with Matlab

7Buck Converter Design and Modeling

Power supplies for telecommunications applications may require high currents at low voltages. Design a buck converter that has an input voltage of 3.3 V and an output voltage of 1.2 V. The output current varies between 4 and 6 A. The output voltage ripple must not exceed 2 percent. Specify the inductor value such that the peak-to-peak variation in inductor current does not exceed 40 percent of the average value.  Assume the switching frequency=500kHz.

8Boost Converter Design and Modeling

Design a boost converter for DC drive with input voltage =250 V, input current = 200 A, output voltage= 400 V, switching frequency=50kHz. Calculate the ripple voltage and ripple current. Obtain the average state space model of the designed converter. Check for controllability and observability

9Buck-Boost Converter Design and Modeling

Design a buck-boost converter for a PV system with input voltage =24 V, output voltage magnitude is 16 V, switching frequency=100kHz. Calculate the ripple voltage and ripple current. Obtain the average state space model of the designed converter. Check for controllability and observability.

10Cuk Converter Design and Modeling

A Cuk converter has an input of 12 V and is to have an output voltage magnitude of 18 V supplying a 40-W load. Select the duty ratio, the switching frequency, and the inductor sizes are such that the change in inductor currents should not be more than 10 percent of the average inductor current, the output ripple voltage should not be more than 1 percent, and the ripple voltage across C1 is no more than 5 percent.

11Interleaved operation and other non isolated converter

Design a Luo converter for fuel cell with input voltage =250 V, input current = 200 A, output voltage= 400 V, switching frequency=50kHz. Calculate the ripple voltage and ripple current. Obtain the average state space model of the designed converter. Check for controllability and observability.

12Bode Plot Fundamentals

Obtain the transfer function of Buck converter using the state space model and hence obtain its Bode plot for Vs=12 V, Vo=5V, L=100mH, C=200µF, R=5Ω. Obtain the gain margin and phase margin, and hence find its stability.

6.Modeling of Power Converters for Industrial Applications

1What is Power Electronics & It’s Industrial Applications

In this module, we will go through basics of power electronics, different types of power converters that’s used in industry and their application

  • Basics of power electronics
  • Type of Power Converters & it’s applications
    • DC/DC Converters
    • AC/DC Converters
    • DC/AC Converters
    • AC/AC Converters

2Power Switching Devices

Heart of every power converter is a switching device, and in this module we will learn which devices are used in different topologies, and why?

  • Types of power switching devices
    • MOSFETs, IGBT, SCR, Thyristor
  • Selection of switching device based on application
  • IGBT and MOSFET datasheet overview & analysis

3Power Switching Devices

We looked at classical power switching devices which have existed for more than 20 years, with evolution of semiconductor technology wide band gap devices are now popular with benefits of higher switching frequency, reducing the overall size of power converter

  • Introduction to Wide band gap devices
  • SiC and GAN MOSFETs overview
  • Design and Processing of WBG power devices

4Switching Methods for Power Electronics Devices

This is a critical section, where we will learn how to operate a DC/DC converter or DC/AC converter by switching them with different methods, and understand their pros & cons

  • Different Switching Methods and Theory
  • Deep dive into Sinusoid PWM and Space Vector PWM strategy

5Controls Theory and Modeling of Closed Loop Buck Converter

Modeling of a power electronics converter in real-world application requires regulation of output voltage/current. In this chapter we will go though basics of control systems and transfer function derivation. We will also take the Boost Converter Design and analyze the transfer function

  1. Basics of Control Systems
  2. Laplace Transforms
  3. Derivation of Transfer function
  4. Analysis of transfer function of boost converter

6Introduction to Magnetics

Magnetic design is crucial in any power supply, DC-DC converter applications, gate driver design. In this module we will investigate different concepts of magnetic design and design a push pull transformer

  1. Basics of magnetic design
  2. Inductor Design
  3. Design of gate driver transformer

7Single Phase Inverters

Inverters are one of the most essential power conversion devices, which can be found on UPS, TV, Electric Vehicles, Substations, almost every heavy machinery industries. In this module, we will understand the basics of inverter and single phase inverter design

  1. Basics of Inverters
  2. Types of Inverter Topologies
  3. Single Phase Inverter Theory
  4. Modeling of single phase open loop inverter

8Three Phase Inverters

We will get our hands dirty with three phase inverter design calculations, understand tradeoff of different modulation strategies and switching methods

  1. Three Phase Inverter Theory
  2. Switching Methods 180 degree, 120 degree
  3. Modulation Strategy for efficient 3 phase inverter design
  4. Switching waveform generation using Matlab

9Introduction to Electric Drives

Electric vehicle applications and other industrial applications rely upon rotating machines, and both DC & AC machines are widely used. In this module, we will learn about basics of electromagnetics and necessary background needed to understand AC machines

  1. Fundamentals of electromagnetics
  2. Types of Machines
  3. Losses in Electric Machines

10AC Electric Machines

Permanent magnet machines and Induction motors are commonly used, and one of the complex machines. We will go through operating principles & circuit analysis. This module will set the background for final project in the course.

  1. Permanent magnet machines Operation and characteristics
  2. Single phase induction motor
  3. Requirements for traction motors in HEV or EV application and practical overview

11Cooling System Design

This is where both electrical and mechanical design engineers should be very attentive, cooling system design is crucial for working of any high power converter design. In this module, we will look into types of heat losses in power electronics devices, and how to model them and design an efficient cooling system

  1. Switching & Conduction Losses
  2. Understanding the power losses from IGBT datasheet
  3. Calculation of power loss for 3 phase inverter
  4. Deriving efficiency of a 3 phase inverter
  5. Design and selection of cooling system


While designing any high frequency power converter, the major challenges that a designer faces is on suppressing the switching transients on switching device. Since most of the failures on switching device are because of high voltage transients. In this last module, we will learn about the Snubbers, their applications and design

  1. Theory of Snubbers
  2. Types of Snubber Topologies
  3. Calculation of Snubber Parameters


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1Who can take your course?

Any Engineering graduate, interested to make a career in fields which employ Power Electronics technology in some form. Since all Engineering graduates take a basic course in fundamentals of electrical engineering, they will be able to understand power electronics.
1. Engineering students doing bachelor and master degrees who wish to expand their knowledge in DC-AC conversion.
2. PhD scholars who wish to do their research in the field of DC-DC converters and multilevel inverters.
3. Industrial persons and faculty members who would like to develop capabilities in DC-DC converters and their applications.
4. Individuals seeking career in domains of design, simulation and development of power converters.
5. Graduates seeking jobs in emerging electrical domains such as electric vehicles, smart grids etc.

2Which companies will I get a job in?

Many companies use these techniques for design and manufacturing of power converters for several applications, main examples being: ABB, GE, Schneider Electric, Delta Electronics, BHEL, Tesla, Microtek, Texas Instruments, CG, Lockheed Martin etc.

3What salary can I expect after this program?

Expected CTC after the program completion can range between 2.5 to 6LPA. For experienced professionals, you can expect a hike between 10-45%

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