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University of Colorado Boulder

Advanced Converter Control Techniques

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera

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This course covers advanced converter control techniques, including averaged-switch modeling and Spice simulations, modeling and design of peak current mode and average current mode controlled converters, as well as an introduction to control of single-phase ac grid tied rectifiers and inverters. Design and simulation examples include wide bandwidth point-of-load voltage regulators, low-harmonic power-factor-correction rectifiers, and grid-tied inverters for solar photovoltaic power systems. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to model, design control loops, and simulate state-of-the-art pulse-width modulated (PWM) dc-dc converters, dc-ac inverters, ac-dc rectifiers, and other power electronics systems.

This course assumes prior completion of Introduction to Power Electronics, Converter Circuits, and Converter Control


Averaged Switch Modeling and Simulation
-Introduction to Advanced Converter Control Techniques course, and the Week 1 Module on averaged switch modeling and simulations

Peak Current Mode Control - Part 1
-Introduction to peak current mode control (also known as current-programmed mode (CPM) control)

Peak Current Mode Control - Part 2
-More accurate modeling and design of peak current mode controlled converters

Average Current Mode Control
-Average current mode control of dc-dc converters, ac-dc rectifiers and dc-ac inverters

Taught by

Dr. Dragan Maksimovic, Robert Erickson and Dr. Khurram Afridi


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