ECE 5990 Power Electronics Instructor: Dr. Wang
Course Outline • Fundamental of Power Electronics for Computer Systems, Handheld Devices, Laptops, etc • More emphasis in DC‐DC converter design • Use textbook “Fundamental of Power Electronics” Second edition by R. Erickson and D. Maksimovic • Course Syllabus and schedule are posted in course website: eas.uccs.edu/wang/ECE5990
Course Outcomes Analyze and design DC-DC converters in voltage control mode current control mode other modes trade off between modes Simulate your design using LTspice/Matlab
Companies doing chip/board design in power management: Linear Technology, Intersil, National Semiconductor, TI, Maxium, ON semiconductor, International Rectifier, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Skywork,, Triquent, etc.
Linear Regulator is still in use, but the transistor is in saturation region. Such as LDO regulator. A LDO regulator is a DC linear voltage regulator which operates with very small input-output differential voltage. The advantages of LDO: Minimum operating voltage, high efficiency, and low heat dissipation