INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS A
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at providing the students with knowledge of the main aspects of the physics of high-power semiconductor devices, the related drived and snubber circuits, and non-idealities and design issues of passive components. Coupled with the power electronics unit taken during the first-level degree in Electronics Engineering and the electron device unit of the second-level degree, the course gives the students the necessary background for designing power converters.
Basic knowledge of electron devices and high-power converters.
Course contents summary
1) Semiconductor electron devices for power applications: p-i-n diodes; bipolar transistors (BJTs); SCRs, GTOs and their driver circuits; VDMOSFET; IGBT. 2) Snubber and driver circuits for power electron devices. 3) Passive components: capacitors; magnetic cores; inductors; transformers.
N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland, W. P. Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design, 3rd Ed., John Wiley, 2003.