Converter Control

University of Colorado Boulder

This course, Converter Control, provides in-depth training on designing feedback systems for controlling switching converters. It is also available for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Participants will learn to extend equivalent circuit models for small-signal ac variations, solve models to find transfer functions, and analyze and design feedback loops to meet specific requirements. The course assumes prior completion of Introduction to Power Electronics and Converter Circuits.

  • Extensive coverage of AC equivalent circuit modeling and converter transfer functions
  • Analysis of feedback systems for switching regulators
  • Design-oriented analysis and graphical construction of converter transfer functions
  • Comprehensive instruction on controller design and closed-loop simulation

By completing this course, participants will acquire the skills to design and analyze the feedback systems of switching regulators, making them adept at controlling switching converters.

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Course Modules

This course comprises modules covering AC equivalent circuit modeling, converter transfer functions, and controller design, culminating in the ability to design and analyze feedback systems for switching regulators.

Ch 7: AC Equivalent Circuit Modeling

Module 1 provides a comprehensive introduction to AC equivalent circuit modeling, covering topics such as averaging, perturbation and linearization, state-space averaging, and modeling the pulse-width modulator. It also includes a homework assignment to reinforce learning.

Ch 8: Converter Transfer Functions - Part 1

Module 2 delves into converter transfer functions, focusing on design-oriented analysis, Bode diagrams, pole, resonance, and analytical factoring of higher-order polynomials. Participants will engage in a homework assignment to apply their knowledge.

Ch 8: Converter Transfer Functions - Part 2

Module 3 further explores converter transfer functions by analyzing the graphical construction of impedances and transfer functions for basic converters. A homework assignment is included to solidify understanding.

Ch 9: Controller Design

Module 4 concentrates on controller design, covering closed-loop transfer functions, stability, regulator design, and op-amp compensator design. Participants will engage in two comprehensive homework assignments focusing on feedback and closed-loop simulation.

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