[ 489WKALLE1V22 ] VL Power Electronics 1

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Informationselektronik Gerd Bramerdorfer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Electronics and Information Technology (ELIT) 2023W
Objectives Students know and understand the basics of power semiconductor devices and corresponding electric circuits. They know how to analyze respective operational performances and thus to evaluate and reason application areas and limits for adopting specific components and circuits. The students know and understand basics regarding the cooling of semiconductor devices and selected rectifier and converter topologies.

The level for considering the mentioned topics roughly corresponds to the relevant chapters in Specovius, Joachim: Grundkurs Leistungselektronik, 7. Auflage, Springer Verlag (2015) and Trzynadlowski, Andrzej M. (Ed.): Power Electronic Converters and Systems, 1st ed., IET, (2016).

  • Fundamentals
  • Power semiconductor devices
  • Control- and protective circuits
  • Cooling of semiconductor devices
  • Uncontrolled rectifiers
  • Phase-controlled rectifiers
  • Line-commutated converters
Criteria for evaluation Written Exam
Methods Lecture, occasionally independent studies of introductory videos
Language (*)Deutsch, Englisch in Ausnahmefällen
Study material
  • Lecture slides
  • Specovius, Joachim: Grundkurs Leistungselektronik, 7th ed., Springer (2015)
  • Trzynadlowski, Andrzej M. (Ed.): Power Electronic Converters and Systems, 1st ed., IET, (2016)
  • Zach, Franz: Leistungselektronik, 5th edition, Springer (2015)
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture (*)ME3WIVOLEL1: VO Leistungselektronik I (3 ECTS)
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
MEMWAVOLEL1: VO Power Electronics 1 (2009W-2022S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence