Power Electronics

This manual provides guidance for a comprehensive hands-on learning experience covering the fundamentals of Power Electronics, designed for Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate programs. The labs form four groups: DC-DC linear regulators, DC-DC buck regulators, DC-AC inverters, and AC-DC rectifiers. Each group of labs is performed by means of dedicated Multisim Live circuit schematics for simulations, and a dedicated section of the TI Power Electronics Board for experimental measurements.
by Dr. Nicola Femia | University of Salerno, and Texas Instruments
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

  • Given a linear regulator, with specified components characteristics, the student will be able to analyze and predict its behavior, under DC and AC operating conditions, in open-loop and closed-loop operation, by determining the values of voltages and currents of interest to evaluate static and dynamic performances, with specified units and accuracy.
  • Given a buck regulator, with specified components characteristics, the student will be able to analyze and predict its behavior, under DC and AC operating conditions, in open-loop and closed-loop operation, in continuous and discontinuous mode, by determining the values of voltages and currents of interest to evaluate the static and dynamic performances, with specified units and accuracy.
  • Given a DC-AC pulse width modulated inverter, with specified components characteristics and modulation signals, the student will be able to analyze and predict its behavior, under different load impedance conditions, by determining the amplitude of output current and voltage AC components, with specified units and accuracy.
  • Given a high-frequency transformer and a square-wave inverter, with specified components characteristics and modulation signals, the student will be able to analyze and predict its behavior, under different coils configurations, by determining the amplitude of input and output current and voltage AC components, with specified units and accuracy.
  • Given an AC-DC rectifier, with specified components characteristics, the student will be able to analyze and predict its behavior, under different input inductance and output capacitance conditions, by determining the amplitude of output current and voltage DC and AC components, with specified units and accuracy.
  • Given a system comprises of a AC-DC rectifier with buck and linear post-regulators, with specified characteristics, the student will be able to analyze and predict the behavior of the system, under different operating conditions, by determining the amplitude of input and output current and voltage DC and AC components of each stage, with specified units and accuracy.

 

COURSE ALIGNMENT

 
Level Undergraduate
Topic Power Electronics
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Introductory circuits and semiconductor experience
Basic proficiency with oscilloscopes

INCLUDED COURSE LABS

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

TI Power Electronics Board for NI ELVIS III

Application board for NI ELVIS III which provides a hands-on approach to power electronics using functional blocks and TI circuits to understand each component in a power electronics system.

Multisim Live

Multisim Live is an online, touch-optimized component of Multisim, so students can design and simulate their circuits anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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