Power semiconductor switching devices and their limitations; Switching characteristics, protection and limitations of various types of power semiconductor switches; Elementary concepts in power electronics; Application of power electronic converters in energy conversion, utility applications and power supplies and utilizations; Diode rectifier circuits, multi-pulse rectifiers, input and output waveform characterization, filter design. Non isolated DC-DC converters, circuits topologies, characteristics with continuous and discontinuous conduction, circuit design and control considerations, Quadrant operation; Isolated DC-DC converters, transformer design issues, core resetting; Single-phase and three-phase DC-AC inverters, modulation strategies, output waveform analysis and filter design; Utility interfaces; High power applications; Converter system implementation
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