Syllabus

ECEN 5797 Fall 2015

An introduction to switched-mode dc-dc converters. The first part of the course treats basic circuit operation, including steady-state converter modeling and analysis, switch realization, discontinuous conduction mode, and transformer-isolated converters. Next, converter control systems are covered, including ac modeling of converters using averaged methods, small-signal transfer functions, and classical feedback loop design. Finally, magnetics design for switched-mode applications is discussed, including: basic magnetics, the skin and proximity effects, inductor design, transformer design.

1. Introduction

I. Converters in Equilibrium

2. Principles of Steady State Converter Analysis

3. Steady-State Equivalent Circuit Modeling, Losses, and Efficiency

4. Switch Realization

5. The Discontinuous Conduction Mode

6. Converter Circuits

II. Converter Dynamics and Control

7. AC Equivalent Circuit Modeling

8. Converter Transfer Functions

9. Controller Design

III. Magnetics

13. Basic Magnetics Theory

14. Inductor Design

15. Transformer Design

Layout and grounding principles (1 lecture)

One midterm exam and one final exam. Ten to twelve one-week homework assignments.

RWE 8/11/15