Video Course

Power Electronics Video Course 
by N. Mohan 
Learn a True Building-Block Approach to Power Electronics & 
 Use this Unifying Analysis (assisted by PSpice™Modeling) to Design Feedback Controllers in: 
· Switch-Mode dc Power Supplies
· Power-Factor-Correction Circuits &
· Motor Drives

Not An Ordinary Video Course – it comes complete with: 
  • Tested Approach. This 4-1/2 hours of videotaped course is based on material tested at educational seminars taught at conferences and industrial sites. Only a very basic familiarity with power electronics is assumed as a background. 
  • It’s Just Like Being There. Perhaps better - how many times at these seminars have you wished that you could videotape it! We have done just that in a relaxed, informal classroom setting; in addition to watching the presenter, the camera zooms-in to videotape the details and the computer-screen images are captured directly through a scan converter.   
  •  A 137-page bound workbook, which contains copies of all the slides and pertinent computer screen images used in the video. Write down the details as you watch the material being presented, like in a seminar. 
  • Review Questions. After each of the five parts of the videotape, a large number of review questions (a total of 90) are provided. Stop the videotape and test your skills if you choose, before going on to the next part. 
  • A CD with 25 ready-to-use PSpice-based simulations discussed in the course. Execute simulations in step with the video, if you choose. No prior familiarity with PSpice is assumed. 
  • Free Demo Version of PSpice™ (Release 9) on a CD, which is easy to use, as demonstrated in this video. Best way to learn how to use PSpice for power electronics modeling - no need to read any manuals. All simulations in item 3 execute with this demo version. 
  • A 115-page bound Tutorial Book, which describes the details of all topics in this video. 

Ideal For:

- Designers: No longer rely on a cookbook approach. In just 4 short hours, acquire a solid theoretical understanding to design in power electronics. Use the numerical examples provided as a foundation to build your designs on. Verify your design performance using the simulation examples provided on the diskette. Use the average-model based representations to predict converter interactions in distributed power systems.

- Educators: Save weeks of time while presenting an explanation of power electronics principles where students clearly see the commonality between various converter topologies and control. A truly unifying approach. Make learning (and teaching) much more interesting by including practical design examples in the time saved. Integrate computer simulations using PSpice ™ (or other software of your choice with similar capabilities) as a design tool. After each part of the course, a large number of review questions (a total of 90) are provided for your students.

Successful Designs are based on Solid Theoretical Foundation. This course presents a design-oriented theory of power electronics, based on a true building-block approach hitherto overlooked. The generic building-block is analyzed only once to derive its average model, which is then used systematically for design in:

  • Switch-Mode dc Power Supplies (continuous and discontinuous modes, voltage-mode and peak-current-mode control) 
  • Power-Factor-Correction Circuits with an inner average-current control loop 
  • Motor Drives with cascaded control with torque, speed, and position loops. 
Using the Free Demo Version of Widely-Used PSpice ™ (Release 9) 

Use PSpice as a design tool, and avoid confusion and complicated theoretical analysis of little practical use. Utilize the average model derived in the first part of the course to obtain transfer-function Bode Plots in continuous and discontinuous conduction, needed for design in voltage-mode and current-mode control. Use average dynamic models to simulate large disturbances, speeding up your simulations by a factor of 100 or more over switching-circuit simulations. Learn to use PSpice (Release 9) for power electronics modeling in minutes. No prior familiarity with PSpice is assumed.

Numerical Examples: Step-by-Step Feedback Controller Design Procedure explained by actual examples of:
  • Voltage-Mode control of a Flyback Converter in continuous-conduction 
  • Peak-Current-Mode control of a Flyback Converter in continuous-conduction 
  • 1-kW Power-Factor-Correction Circuit with an inner average-current control loop 
  • Motor Drive with a cascaded control (torque, speed and position loops) 

Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 90 MHz PC, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM, Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 service Pack 3, 150 MB of Hard Disk space, 800x600, 256 Color VGA display, 16-bit audio (recommended).

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