New experimental power electronics curriculum and reference

Alex J. Hanson, who is an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has created the TI experimental power electronics reference and curriculum. This hands-on, experimental curriculum with lectures and labs teaches power electronics to university students. It also provides a knowledge-base to refresh knowledge for current engineers. Finally, a project is included that leverages power electronic knowledge to create a real-world solution.

Introduction and mathematical tools for power electronics

This module introduces power electronics mathematical tools and a power electronics bench.

Pulse-width-modulated (PWM) converters

This module introduces pulse width modulated (PWM) converters.

Switch implementation and switching loss

This module introduces switch implementation and switching loss.

Gate drivers

This module introduces gate drivers that drive power switches at different power levels.

Thermal management in power converters

This module introduces thermal management in power converters.


This module introduces capacitors.

Magnetics fundamentals

This module introduces magnetic fundamentals.

Choke inductors

This module will introduce choke inductors.

Layout and parasitics in power converters

This module will introduce layout and parasitics in power converters.

Small-signal modeling of PWM converters

This module will introduce small-signal modeling of pulse width modulation (PWM) converters.

Control of PWM Converters

This module will introduce control of pulse-width modulated (PWM) converters.

Electromagnetic interference in power converters

This module introduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) in power converters.

Tools and software for power electronics

This module will introduce tools and software for power electronics.

Project: CCM PWM project

This project will discuss building a pulse-width modulated power converter as a project.