- (01/10) Welcome to ECEN 5817! This term we will exclusively use the Desire2Learn (D2L) system to distribute and collect homework assignments and exams. If you are a registered on-campus or off-campus (CAETE) student please log into D2L using your University of Colorado IdentiKey, and familarize yourself with the site. You will also be able to see your homework and exam scores there. Future announcements will be made through the D2L site. The first lecture is 10-10:50 am on Monday January 13, 2014 in ECCS 1B14 (CAETE studio). See you then.
- Prof. Khurram Afridi, Office: ECOT 342, Phone: (303) 492-8905, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The course covers the analysis methods and design challenges associated with soft-switching and resonant converters. Topics covered include: mechanisms of switching loss, zero-current and zero-voltage switching, steady-state analysis in the time domain (using state plane analysis) and the frequency domain (using sinusoidal approximation), small-signal ac modeling, and analysis of various resonant and soft-switching dc-dc and dc-ac converters. Applications emphasized include dc-dc converters for computer power and portable applications, dc-ac inverters for gas discharge lighting ballasts and wireless power transfer, LED drivers and solar micro-inverters.
- This course is offered in alternate spring semesters. It is being offered in Spring 2014. The course is offered both to regular on-campus students and to off-campus students via CAETE. Students registered through CAETE can receive lectures via web-based streaming video, or other media. This is one of the three courses required for the Professional Certificate in Power Electronics.
On-Campus Lecture Schedule and Venue
- MWF 10-10:50 am in ECCS 1B14 (CAETE studio room).
- Monday, Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm (Mountain Time). You can also call in at these times.
- You are also welcome to post questions on D2L or email them. Please use "ECEN5817" in the subject line for all course-related emails.
- There will be 10 week-long homework assignments.
- Collaboration on homework assignments is allowed; however, all work you turn in must be your own.
- No late work will be accepted, except in cases of documented medical emergences. Homework must be received by 10 am Mountain time on the due date (see schedule). Deadlines are enforced by the system and are the same for all students, on-campus and off-campus. Assignments will not be accepted after that time.
- To submit your work, write your name and email address on the front page, scan it and submit via Desire2Learn (D2L). For scanning, use 1-bit black-and-white, at 150-300 dpi, with all pages in a single pdf file. Work submitted as multiple images will not be graded and will receive no credit. Keep a copy of your work.
- There will be one midterm exam and one final exam. There will be no make-up or early exams.
- Absolutely no collaboration of any form is allowed on exams.
- Late work policy and submission method is same as for homework.
- Homework assignments: 40%
- Midterm exam: 30%
- Final exam: 30%
Textbook and Additional Reading
- Erickson and Maksimovic, Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition (Chapters 19 and 20).
- Extensive Supplementary Notes available on this website, covering the remainder of the course.
- Course Website: Course information, schedule, reading material. No login required.
- CAETE: Recorded lectures. Login using your CU IdentiKey.
- D2L: Homework and exams download and submission, announcements and discussions. Login using your CU IdentiKey.
Additional Information for Off-Campus (CAETE) Students
- Given that lectures are posted on-line on the day of the on-campus lecture, it is expected that students taking the course remotely can follow the same due dates as the on-campus students. You should establish a regular schedule for watching the recorded lectures and for turning in the work. Off-campus students must follow the posted deadline for receipt of all work in order to avoid receiving an incomplete grade.
Additional Information for All Students
- If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed.
- Every effort will be made to reasonably and fairly deal with students who have serious religious observances that conflict with scheduled exams, assignments, etc. Please notify the instructor well in advance, so that there is time to make adequate arrangements. The Boulder campus policy can be read at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/fac_relig.html.
- All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution. Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council (email@example.com; 303-725-2273). Students who are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). The honor code can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/academics/honorcode/.