Theoretical Part

Lecture Time:

  • 8:00 - 11:10

Course Objectives:

This course is primary designed for undergraduate student, with a strong background on electrical engi- neering and mathematics. The theoretical part of this course provides to the student a general background about important aspects of power electronics. This is an introduction course which presents the student an overview of all important aspects regarding power electronics topologies, dierent type of converters and modulation techniques. After the student has approved this course, the following specic goals are expected to be acquired:

  • The student must be able to understand and recognize the operation of dierent semiconductors used in the industry nowadays.
  • The student must be able to recognize and understand the operation of converter topologies such as rectiers, inverters and DC/DC converters.
  • The student must be able to understand modulation techniques applied to inverters such as PWM and SVM techniques.


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

Office Hours:

By appointment and after asking exercise assistants.

Main References:

Most of the content of our lecture can be found in the following book:

  • Bin Wu, High Power Converters and AC Drives, Wiley IEEE Press, 2006.

This book can be downloaded from: at myilibrary data base.

The following references can be used as complementary:

  • Ned Mohan, First Course on Power Electronics and Drives, MNPERE, 2003.
  • Muhammad Rashid, Power Electronics Devices, Circuits, and Applications, Pearson, 2014.

This book can be downloaded from: at myilibrary data base.