MS1UEP - Power Converter Control Circuits

Course specification
Course title Power Converter Control Circuits
Acronym MS1UEP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Converters
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
    Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
      Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
        ESPB 6.0 Status elective
        Condition Passed exams: Power Converters 1 (OG3EP1), Power Converters 2 (OG4EP2)
        The goal To introduce students to gate drive requirements of SCRs, BJTs, MOSFETs, and IGBTs. To introduce students to: requirements and implementation of discrete gate drive circuits and gate drive ICs, isolation and line synchronization techniques and measurement methods in control circuits. To integrate and apply previous knowledge of electronics and control theory to control circuit design process.
        The outcome Students should understand the gate drive requirements of semiconductor switching components, as well as functional requirements and technical aspects of control circuits which are necessary for their practical realization. Based on the obtained knowledge, students should be able to design control circuits for semiconductor switching components.
        Contents of lectures Power supply for control circuits. Power switch gate drive requirements, protections. Circuit layout and its influence on EMI. Power switch and load current measurement circuits. Line commutated converter control circuits: synchronization, protections. Linear control system realization, pole compensation with internal feedback. Reference voltage sources. Signal filtering. Pulse width modulator.
        Contents of exercises Analysis of the operation of the converter control circuits, based on measurements on laboratory prototypes of the converters. Synthesis of the control circuit with desired properties.
        Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
        Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
        2 1 1
        Methods of teaching The teaching methods include lectures, supervised problem classes and controlled exercises in laboratory.
        Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
        Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
        Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
        Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 0
        Projects 0
        Colloquia 0
        Seminars 0