Simulation and Design of Power Converters for EV using MATLAB and Simulink

Simulation and Design of Power Converters using MATLAB and Simulink

  • Pre-requisites : For Electrical & Electronics Engineers
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A Quick Overview

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 

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Simulation and Design of Power Converters using MATLAB and Simulink

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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

Studying the full design or 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.

Project 1

Project 1


The first project is an individual effort for every student. There are 20 projects for 40 students as follows


The project design report should include the following:

1- A Design report to show the reasoning behind your choices of inductance and capacitance levels in your design.

2- The full schematics of your converter including gate drivers, PWM chips, RC circuits, current sensors, voltage sensors, etc…

3- A complete simulation file including all the necessary waveforms and justifying all the chosen components sizing (you have to show the system ability to track the output voltage at different dynamic conditions).

4- The full specs for all the needed components in your circuit.

Note: Feel free to deviate from the provided specs as long as you are using the assigned converter. However, you can not copy the specs of another assigned converter.














  • Freshers, College Students & Working Professionals in Electrical Department can take up this course.
  • Working Professionals, especially mid-career employees who are looking for a job change can take up this course & gain knowledge from this, which can help them in switching careers.
  • Students who are interested to pursue a Master’s in Power Converters Engineering



MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation.


Simulink, developed by MathWorks, is a graphical programming environment for modelling, simulating and analyzing multidomain dynamical systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take your course?

• Students and engineers who are aspiring to work in the power electronic industry along with its relevant fields (automotive, renewable energy, data center, power supply, etc.). • Students should have a basic background knowledge of circuit analysis.

2What is included in this course?

Overview of most common DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and AC/DC rectifiers. This course will also provide a guidance on using simulation and design tools to gain industrial knowledge on the learned concepts.

3What will I gain from this course?

Hands-on experience in simulating, analyzing and designing power electronics converters. Students will also be able to apply this knowledge on modern applications such as electric vehicles and solar systems.

4What software skills are taught and how well are these tools used in the industry?

Matlab/Simulink, PLECS, and SPICE based simulation tools such as PSpice, TINA, and LTSpice

5What is the real world application for the tools and techniques taught in this course?

The applications of these tools and techniques are endless. However, to mention a few:

Electric vehicle chargers, electric vehicle drive train, solar inverters, laptop chargers, PC power supply, data center converters, wind turbine converters, uninterrupted power supplies, etc.

6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

Tesla: For electric vehicle drivetrain, electric vehicle charging and electric vehicle accessory loads.

Texas instruments, Infineon, Diodes, Vicor, Analog Devices, Maxim integrated, and many more: For providing power supply solutions for a variety of customers.

Solar edge, EnPhase, and many more: For designing solar inverters and DC-DC converters for photovoltaic solutions.

There are many more companies that are using these tools and techniques provided in this course that can not be listed in a limited space. 

7How is this course going to help me in my path to MS or PhD?

There is a dire need now in North America especially for MS and PhD students with the right background in power electronic systems. As collaboration is growing between Academia and industry, this course is optimally positioned to give you the academic background that you need along with the hand-on experiences needed to excel in a graduate program.


8How is this course going to help me get a job?

This course will not only teach you the theoretical background of power electronic converters, but it will also develop your simulation and design skills for such systems. These are critical skills for today’s power electronic and hardware engineers. The numbers of power electronic engineering jobs are growing with the rise of electrified transportation along with the renewable energy sources sector and data center applications. 


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