370.031 Power Electronics and EMC, Advanced Studies
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to, students are able to analyze and calculate selected power electronic circuits such as power supplies, inverters, etc., and to present and explain the associated current / voltage characteristics. Furthermore, they are familiar with the application and wiring of turn-off electronic power semiconductor valves and their use in power electronic circuits as well as the problems of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and grid compatibility of power electronic devices and systems.

Subject of course

Overview concerning power supply structures, especially switch-mode power supplies, details for buck-, boost- and buck-boost and higher order topologies, forward and fly-back circuits, resonant power supplies, control circuits, components and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Treatment of the structures and their operation, analysis of the transfer functions and of the control characteristic as bases for current and voltage control dimensioning.

Teaching methods

Explanation and discussion of basic topologies and operation, calculation of dimensioning exercises

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

written, oral or seminar thesis

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

This lecture is part of an advanced lecture block (formed by lectures 370.030, 370.031, 370.032). Basic knowledge of power electronic systems (gained, e.g., by passing lecture 372.033 or a similar basic-oriented power electronics course) hence are required.