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Course Detail

Course Name Power Converters
Course Code 15EEE351
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Credits Bengaluru / Coimbatore / Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018



15EEE313 – Power Electronics

Unit 1

DC-DC Switched Mode Converters: Operating principles, Steady state analysis for continuous and discontinuous current operations, Performance calculations of Buck converter, Boost converter, Buck-boost converter, Cuk converter & Full bridge converter – Comparison of DC-DC converters.

Unit 2

Switched Mode DC Power Supplies: Overview of linear and switched mode power supplies, Other types of converters: Flyback converter, Forward converter, Push pull converter, Half bridge converter & Full bridge converter.

Unit 3

Design of snubbers, drive circuits, magnetics, Voltage feed forward – PWM control and current mode control, Feedback compensators, unity power factor rectifiers.

Introduction to resonant converters – classification of resonant converters – Basic resonant circuit concepts. Zero current and Zero voltage switching.

Simulation of DC-DC converters and complete SMPS systems.

Text Books

  • Ned Mohan, ‘Power Electronics’, Third edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.


  • George C.Chryssis, ‘High Frequency Switching Power Supplies’, McGraw-Hill International, 1999.
  • Otmar Kit Genstein, ‘Switched Mode Power Supplies’, John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
  • Abraham I. Pressman, ‘Switching Power Supply Design’, McGraw-Hill Company Inc, 1999.
  • Rashid,’ Power Electronics circuits, Devices, and Applications’, Third Edition, Pearson Education, 2003.

‘Power Converters’ is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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