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Fundamentals of DC-DC Converters

A 3 month course which introduces the learner to everything they need to know about DC-DC Converters and how to model them using MATLAB and Simulink

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

Learn Key Tools & Technologies MATLAB, Simulink

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The students will gain a thorough knowledge of the concepts of DC-DC converters.
  • During the coursework, the students will learn the analysis and design of the following converters:
    • Buck
    • Boost
    • Buck-boost
    • Cuk
    • SEPIC
    • ZETA
    • Interleaved
    • Luo
  • As a part of the coursework, the students will learn about Bode Plots and how to draw them for any converter.
  • The course will also give an overview of the software tools such as MATLAB and Simulink, which are widely used in the industry.
  • The students are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.
  • This course forms the foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the domain of EV, Smart Grid, and Power Grid.

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - DC-DC Buck Converter

  • Introduction, Modes, Equations
  • Average Output Voltage, Ripple Current, and Voltage
  • Modelling and Design 
  • Condition for Continuous Conduction and their Applications
  • Simulation

Week 02 - DC-DC Boost Converter

  • Introduction, Modes, Equations
  • Average Output Voltage, Ripple Current, and Voltage
  • Modelling and Design 
  • Condition for Continuous Conduction and their Applications
  • Simulation

Week 03 - DC-DC Buck-Boost Converter

  • Introduction, Modes, Equations
  • Average Output Voltage, Ripple Current, and Voltage
  • Modelling and Design 
  • Condition for Continuous Conduction and their Applications
  • Simulation

Week 04 - DC-DC Cuk Converter

  • Introduction, Modes, Equations
  • Average Output Voltage, Ripple Current, and Voltage
  • Modelling and Design 
  • Condition for Continuous Conduction and their Applications
  • Simulation

Week 05 - Interleaved operation and other non-isolated converter

  • Interleaved DC-DC Converter
  • SEPIC Converter
  • ZETA Converter
  • Luo Converter
  • Applications

Week 06 - Bode Plot Fundamentals

  • Transfer Function of Electrical Circuit
  • Introduction to Bode plot
  • Procedure to Draw Bode Plot
  • Simple Example
  • MATLAB Demonstration

Week 07 - Buck Converter Design and Modeling

  • Designing a Buck Converter 
  • Specifying the Inductor Value 

Week 08 - Boost Converter Design and Modeling

  • Designing a Boost Converter for DC Drive 
  • Calculating the Ripple Voltage and Ripple Current
  • Obtaining the Average State-space Model of the Designed Converter
  • Checking for Controllability and Observability

Week 09 - Buck-Boost Converter Design and Modeling

  • Designing a Buck-boost Converter for a PV System 
  • Calculating the Ripple Voltage and Ripple Current
  • Obtaining the Average State-space Model of the Designed Converter
  • Checking for Controllability and Observability

Week 10 - Cuk Converter Design and Modeling

  • Designing a Cuk Converter 
  • Selection of Duty Ratio, Switching Frequency, and Inductor Sizes

Week 11 - Interleaved operation and other non isolated converter

  • Designing a Luo Converter for Fuel Cell 
  • Calculate the Ripple Voltage and Ripple Current
  • Obtain the Average State-space Model of the Designed Converter
  • Checking for Controllability and Observability

Week 12 - Bode Plot Fundamentals

  • Obtaining the transfer function of Buck converter using the state-space model and Bode plot specific values 
  • Obtaining the gain margin and phase margin, and hence finding its stability

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Design of DC-DC SEPIC Converter

A SEPIC Converter is a DC-DC converter having a unique circuit. In this project, the students will design a SEPIC Converter based on the given specifications. SEPIC converters are widely used in handheld devices and battery-operated equipment.

Design of MPPT Controller

MPPT is used to send the maximum current required by the load. In this project, the students will design an MPPT controller based on the given specifications.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Take the next big step in your career with the Fundamentals of DC-DC Converters course.

The DC-DC converters course is essential for people who want to make a career in electronic engineering. One of the most common types of power electronic converters is DC-DC converters. Because it is such an essential component of electric cars, both electrical and mechanical engineers must be well-versed in the subject. 

This certification course will be beneficial for learners to understand the analysis and modelling of DC-DC converters. You will get hands-on experience using MATLAB and Simulink and run simulations on them. The course also covers everything that you need to know about Bode-Plot. It will discuss in length the uses of non-isolated converters and their application in different sectors.

The course fee ranges from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 7,500 per month, depending on the plan of your choice. 

Who Should Take This Course?

Students of engineering and technology in general, and Electronics and Communications, Electronics and Instrumentation, and Electrical engineering in particular, can benefit from this course because most of the syllabus is from the 'Electronics' stream.

You can also opt-in for this course if your job requires knowing about DC-DC converters. You do not need to be an expert in electronics as the courses will cover everything, including the basics. Even PhD scholars can take this course if they are conducting their research on DC-DC converters. Also, if you are interested in working with the latest electronic technology, this DC-DC certification course is for you. 

What Will You Learn?

The DC-DC certification course is very comprehensive. You will get hands-on experience with tools like MATLAB, as they will help you understand the topic better. You will also be dealing with Simulink, where you will get a graphical programming environment and design DC-DC converters. You will learn techniques to construct circuits and different kinds of machines. The course will also cover the fundamentals of transfer functions, Bode plots, etc.

The course comes with two live projects where you can use your theoretical knowledge. 

Skills you Will Gain 

  • An understanding of how DC-DC converters work and their applications in the electronics industry.
  • How MATLAB and Simulink can be used to design circuits and other kinds of electronic parts.
  • The real-world application of DC-DC converters in products like batteries, cell phones, charge controllers, etc.
  • Industrial synergy with different types of industries like solar and wind energy industry.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • The DC-DC certification course usually runs for three months, and you might take some extra time to complete the projects.
  • The course will cover all the aspects of DC-DC converters, including the basics and the advanced modules.
  • It is an advanced course with an industrial synergy that contains subjects taught at some of the world's finest universities. 

Career Opportunities after Taking This Course

If you enroll in this online DC-DC converter course, you will open up a world of enormous possibilities for yourself. You can get a high-paying job in any industry, including automobile, power, energy, etc. You can become an electrical engineer with expertise in DC-DC converters. You will also get hands-on experience working with the conductors and building them from scratch. These projects will help you better understand the subject, and you will be able to discuss them in your interviews with much more confidence.

Some roles that you will be able to bag are:

  • SME in Electric Vehicles
  • Power Electronics Engineer
  • Senior Systems Hardware Engineer
  • Electronics Hardware Design Engineer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer

FAQs on Fundamentals of DC-DC Converters

1.     Why should I opt-in for the DC-DC converters course by Skill-Lync?

This course will give you hands-on experience working with DC-DC converters, and you can easily find a job in the domain.

2.     How will people get to know that I have completed the online DC-DC converter course?

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you can produce in front of any recruiter.

3.     What will I learn in the DC-DC certification course?

You will get a holistic understanding of the working and designing of DC-DC converters and other electronic parts associated with them.

4.     What kind of salary can I expect if I complete one of the DC-DC certification courses?

You can expect a salary of anywhere between Rs.7 lakhs to Rs. 12 lakhs annually if you take up the DC-DC converter course.

5.     Who is eligible to take up this course?

You must have a technical background or a background in electrical engineering to take up this course.

6.     Can I work in an automobile company after completing this course?

This course is ideal for people who want to get into an automobile company.

7.     What is the duration of this course?

The duration of this course is about three months. You might require some extra time to complete the project work.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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23 years in the experience range

Instructors with 23 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • Power Electronics and Drives

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