AC = alternate current
DC = direct current
Course schedule.
LEC # 
TOPICS 
KEY DATES 
1 
Introduction; Linear vs. switching 
Homework 0 out 
2 
Introduction to analysis methods 
Homework 0 due
Homework 1 out

3 
ACside reactance and load regulation (DCside effects) 

4 
Power factor and measures of distortion 

5 
DCDC Converters 1
Introduction to DCDC; Direct conversion

Homework 1 due
Homework 2 out

6 
DCDC Converters 2
Indirect topologies; Switch selection; Device stresses


7 
DCDC Converters 3
Ripple models; LC (inductorcapacitor) sizing


8 
DCDC Converters 4
Discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) operation

Homework 2 due
Homework 3 out

9 
Magnetics 1
Introduction and review; Inductance; Reluctance


10 
Magnetics 2
Transformers and parasitics


11 
Magnetics 3
Transformer modeling; Multiwinding transformers; Inductor design and handout

Homework 3 due
Homework 4 out

12 
Magnetics 4
Losses and highfrequency effects


13 
Isolated DC/DC 1
Motivations; Flyback; Forward


14 
Isolated DC/DC 2
Multiple outputs; Leakage effects; Other topologies

Homework 4 due
Homework 5 out

15 
DCAC Converters 1
Fourier; 1pulse; CSI (currentsource inverter) vs. VSI (voltagesource inverter)


16 
DCAC Converters 2
Harmonic elimination; Harmonic cancellation; Multilevel


17 
DCAC Converters 3
sinΔ PWM (pulse width modulation)
EMI (electromagnetic interference) Filters 1
Intro to EMI

Homework 5 due 
18 
EMIFilters 2
Filter design; Damping; Control impact


19 
EMIFilters 3
Commonmode and differential mode

Homework 6 out 

Quiz 1 review 


Quiz 1 

20 
Loss computation and snubbers 

21 
Soft switching 1
Introduction to reverse recovery

Homework 6 due
Homework 7 out
Project out 
22 
Soft switching 2 

23 
Thermal design 

24 
Resonant converters/RF (radio frequency) 1
Resonant circuits review


25 
Resonant converters/RF 2
Series, parallel, series/parallel LLC (inductorinductorcapacitor)

Homework 7 due
Homework 8 out

26 
Resonant converters/RF 3
Matching networks


27 
Guest lecture 
Homework 8 due
Homework 9 out

28 
Control 1
Goals; Averaging properties; Circuit averaging


29 
Control 2
Statespace averaging; Linearization


30 
Control 3
Control example

Homework 9 due
Homework 10 out

31 
Control 4
Currentmode control


32 
3phase systems 1
Introduction to 3phase; phaseshift, Y/YΔ/Y


33 
3phase systems 2
Sixpulse; 12pulse; Interphase

Practice exams out 

Quiz 2 review 
Homework 10 due 
34 
Practical Issues: Inductance, capacitance, layout; levelshifting gate drives
SynQor field trip



Quiz 2 

35 
Switched mode rectifiers 

36 
Emerging technologies, techniques, and challenges: Control strategy overview; New topologies and methods; System trends 

37 
Advanced design example 
Project due 