EECS 166A Industrial and Power Electronics (2016-2017)

EECS 166A Industrial and Power Electronics

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 166A Industrial and Power Electronics (Credit Units: 4) Power switching devices, pulse width modulation (PWM) methods, switching converter topologies, control, and magnetics. Prerequisite: EECS170C; EECS160A. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Concurrent with EECS 267A. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0792372707.

Recommended Textbook:
  • Smedley, K. and Cuk, S., Switching flow Graph Nonlinear Modeling Technique, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 9, No. 4, July 1994.
  • Smedley, K. and Cuk, S., One-Cycle control of Switching Converters, IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference, 1991.
Keyue M. Smedley
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Use circuit principle and magnetic theory to analyze switching converters.

2. Design switching converters for given specification.

3. Construct/debug switching converters on a circuit board.

4. Test the circuit use electronic instruments.

5. Calculate dc gains, ripples, conduction losses and switching losses.

6. Analyze the voltage and current stresses for semiconductor switches, capacitors, and inductors.

7. Design magnetic components such as inductors and transformers.

8. Find the dynamic model for basic converters.

9. Design a system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Analog electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Control systems
Lecture Topics:
  • Continuous conduction mode analysis; PSPICE simulation of basic converters (week 1-3)
  • Switching loss analysis and review; Converter design (week 4)
  • Magnetic component analysis and high frequency inductor design; Inductor design and construction (week 5)
  • Discontinuous conduction mode analysis; Converter construction (week 6)
  • Isolated switching converter analysis; Converter debug and test (week 7)
  • High frequency transformer design; Converter debug and test (week 8)
  • Switching converter modeling using switching flow graph and control loop study (week 9-10)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 2 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:

Students will use scopes, power supplies, loads, function generators, multimeters, etc., for the project that involves: Inductor fabrication; Circuit board construction; Debug and testing.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Teach students hands-on technique such as how to solder the circuit components and use scopes, multimeters, power supplies, etc. For given specifications, students will calculate the circuit parameters, such as resistance, capacitance, inductance, MOSFET and diode requirements. Design and wind an inductor. Layout the switching circuit, PWM circuit chip, driver, dynamic compensator on a circuit board. Low noise construction methods are taught. Teach students how to debug a circuit to make the circuit to meet the specifications. Test the circuit.

Lectures: 30%
Laboratory Portion: 70%
Grading Criteria:
  • Home work: 10%
  • Midterm exam: 30%
  • Lab project: 30%
  • Final exam: 30%
  • Total 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr