6.334 Power Electronics

Spring 2003

A bidirectional DC/DC converter for automotive applications.
A bidirectional DC/DC converter for automotive applications. (Image by David Perreault.)

Course Highlights

This course site features lecture notes and assignments, along with other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

6.334 examines the application of electronics to energy conversion and control. Topics covered include: phase-controlled rectifier/inverter circuits, DC/DC converters, high-frequency inverters, and motion control systems; characteristics of power semiconductor devices: diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, IGBTS, and thyristors; modeling, analysis, and control techniques; magnetic circuits. Numerous application examples are covered.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. David Perreault

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session