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Master lecture series: Advanced power electronics

Designing converters with analysis methods and business applications

The objective of this course is to introduce the necessary knowledge for a more advanced analysis of power electronic components and systems beyond a basic background. The student will learn how to quantify the ideal behavior, and how to deal with some practical limitations of representative power switching circuits by means of manual calculations and computer simulations. Furthermore, lectures and exercises thoroughly discuss key subjects of power electronics that are important with respect to a practical realization and optimization of a power electronic system, e.g. how to select suitable power components, how to determine switching losses, calculation of high frequency losses, EMI filter design and realization, thermal considerations, etc.


Power electronic converters are key building blocks for a wide range of applications, such as power supplies for datacenters, variable speed motor drives, interfaces for renewable energy sources and high‐voltage DC transmissions lines, etc. Through methodical analysis methods, this course attempts to teach students how to design converters and to awaken the students’ creativity to synthesize new converter structures. In all cases industry applications are used as basis of the explanations.

  1. Introduction to power converters and their applications
  2. Non‐isolated DC‐DC converters
  3. Power semiconductor devices + loss calculations
  4. Modeling and dimensioning of inductors and transformers
  5. Isolated DC‐DC converters
  6. Single‐phase and three‐phase inverters (DC‐AC converters)
  7. Passive and active line‐frequency rectifiers (AC‐DC converters)
  8. Thermal design of converter systems
  9. Additional circuitry: gate drivers, auxiliary power supplies, snubbers, measurement, control, EMI filter, etc.

This master lecture series is open to participants PAO Techniek en Management. Regular students of the TU will attend the lecture series too. The lectures will be taught in English.

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. H. Huisman (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)), Mevr. Prof.dr. E. Lomonova (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e))
    Course data: February - April 2024
    Location: Eindhoven
    Price: € 1,850.00 ex. vat
    The program will be taught in English.
  • Program
    1. Introduction to power processing
    2. Non‐isolated DC‐DC
    3. Intro Plecs, simulation boost converter
    4. Switches
    5. Inductors/ transformers
    6. Isolated DC‐DC converters
    7. DAB
    8. Isolation, sensing and control
    9. Resonant converters
    10. Multilevel converters
    11. Reliability, Single-event burnout
    12. Reliability, Thermal and power cycling
    13. EMC in power electronics
    14. Active rectifiers, instruction AR, spare time, remaining questions