Laboratory Time:

  • 17:10 - 20:10
  • 9:40 - 11:20

  • 11:20 - 15:20
  • 18:45 - 21:35

Course Objectives:

This is an experimental course which presents the student, through dierent laboratory experiences, the operation and behaviour of dierent power electronics devices. Also, this course provides to the student a general background about software to program a Digital Signal Processor and CPLD, using Code Composer (C) and Quartus (VHDL) respectively. After the student has approved this course, the following specic goals are expected to be acquired:

  • The student must be able to understand measurement and protection circuit in power electronics devices.
  • The student must be able to recognize and understand the operation of converter topologies such as rectiers, inverters and DC/DC converters.


Prerequisites of this course are dened by the Electrical Department of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Nevertheless, it is important the student has an undergraduate-level understanding of the following topics: VHDL and C programming.

Office Hours:

By appointment.

Course Outline:

  • L1: Measurement, Protection and Digital Signal Processor.
  • L2: Sampling Time and VHDL programming.
  • L3: High power meassurements discretization and alliasing issues.
  • L4: IGBT: Switching losses, conductions losses and gate drive configuration.
  • L5: Controlled Rectifiers
  • L6: DC/DC Booster Converter
  • L7: Single-Phase DC/AC Inverter. (PWM) (temptative)
  • L8: Three-Phase Inverter (PWM). (temptative)
  • L9: Three-Phase Inverter (SVM). (temptative)
  • L10: Recuperative session.