AC = alternate current
DC = direct current
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 1Introduction to DCDC; Direct conversion 
Homework 1 due Homework 2 out 
6 
DCDC Converters 2Indirect topologies; Switch selection; Device stresses 

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

8 
DCDC Converters 4Discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) operation 
Homework 2 due Homework 3 out 
9 
Magnetics 1Introduction and review; Inductance; Reluctance 

10 
Magnetics 2Transformers and parasitics 

11 
Magnetics 3Transformer modeling; Multiwinding transformers; Inductor design and handout 
Homework 3 due Homework 4 out 
12 
Magnetics 4Losses and highfrequency effects 

13 
Isolated DC/DC 1Motivations; Flyback; Forward 

14 
Isolated DC/DC 2Multiple outputs; Leakage effects; Other topologies 
Homework 4 due Homework 5 out 
15 
DCAC Converters 1Fourier; 1pulse; CSI (currentsource inverter) vs. VSI (voltagesource inverter) 

16 
DCAC Converters 2Harmonic elimination; Harmonic cancellation; Multilevel 

17 
DCAC Converters 3sinΔ PWM (pulse width modulation) EMI (electromagnetic interference) Filters 1Intro to EMI 
Homework 5 due 
18 
EMIFilters 2Filter design; Damping; Control impact 

19 
EMIFilters 3Commonmode and differential mode 
Homework 6 out 
Quiz 1 review  
Quiz 1  
20  Loss computation and snubbers  
21 
Soft switching 1Introduction to reverse recovery 
Homework 6 due Homework 7 out Project out 
22  Soft switching 2  
23  Thermal design  
24 
Resonant converters/RF (radio frequency) 1Resonant circuits review 

25 
Resonant converters/RF 2Series, parallel, series/parallel LLC (inductorinductorcapacitor) 
Homework 7 due Homework 8 out 
26 
Resonant converters/RF 3Matching networks 

27  Guest lecture 
Homework 8 due Homework 9 out 
28 
Control 1Goals; Averaging properties; Circuit averaging 

29 
Control 2Statespace averaging; Linearization 

30 
Control 3Control example 
Homework 9 due Homework 10 out 
31 
Control 4Currentmode control 

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

33 
3phase systems 2Sixpulse; 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 