Power Semiconductor Devices –Power diodes -power transistors-SCRs-Triac-GTO-Power MOSFETs-IGBTs-Principles of operation and characteristics, ratings, protection and gate drive circuits

AC to DC conversion- single-phase and three phase semi converters and full converters, effects of source inductance, inverter operations, dual converters

DC to DC conversion, Basic principles of switch mode power Conversion-Buck, Boost, Buck-Boost converters configurations, isolated converters

DC to AC conversion single-phase and three phase voltage source inverters-120 degree and 180 degree modes of operations, voltage control and waveform control, current source inverters

AC to AC conversion: single-phase and three-phase AC voltage regulators using SCR, Triac and self commutating devices - single phase cycloconverters



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