Switching Converters

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A word from Dr. Ray Ridley may tell us a thousand words on switching converters.

"To those new to switching power supplies, the inevitable question comes up: Look, your circuit has one power FET, one diode and a few comparators with some logic. Why can't you run a simulation and go straight to a production board?  The IC guys can do it, simulating 100,000 transistors or more, so WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? It's a good question. The answer is complex, and some of the reasons are presented below. But the reality is that there is no simulation program available that is going to do this for you. It will also not be available in the foreseeable future, regardless of your budget for computers, software, and an engineer to run them." 
Keywords for Internet Searching:     Power Electronics, DC-DC Converter, Switch-mode Power Supply, Inverter, Rectifier, Power Factor Correction, PWM IC controller, Voltage Mode Control, Current Mode Control, Sliding Mode Control,  Electrical Machines and Drives, PSpice, Matlab, Mosfet Gate  Driver, SG3524, SG3525, UC3842, UC3843, UC3846, UC3854, UC3848, MUR820, IRF840, IRF540, IRF9540, 2N2222, 2N2907, 1N4148, TL431, LM311, LF356, IR2110, IR2112, TC4426, TC4427, TC4428, 4N25


What is Power Electronics? 1, 2, 3


1.  Power Electronics Center, University of Colorado ; Publications
2.  Power electronics Center, University of Central FloridaPublications
3.  Power Electronics Group, Ben Gurion University; Publications
4.  Power Electronics Lab, University California Irvine, Publications
5.  University of Padova, Italy Simone Buso, Publications
6.  University of Padova, Italy Giorgio Spiazi, Publications
7.  Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Publications
8.  Delta Power Electronics Lab, Publications
9.  Christophe Basso, ON Semiconductor, Publications
10.  Venable Industries, Publications
11. Byungcho Choi, Korea, Publications
12.  Armando W. Cavero Miranda, Publications
13.  Power Electronic Notes
14.  Our selected Material
15.  Link to Links

Power Electronics Contributors:

This List is far from completed...

1. Middllebrook,  The State Space Averaged, Current Mode Control
2.  R. W. Erickson: Switch Averaged Model, Book in Power Electronics, Publications
3.   VatcheVorperian:  PWM Switch Model,
4.  Sam Ben Yaacov: The SIM Model,
5.  V. G. Bello: The Averaged SPICE Model,

6.   G. Verghese: Control, Current Mode Control, Book in Power electronics 1 , 2, 3
7.  Ray Ridley: Current Mode control, Switching Power Magazine, Frequency Response Analyzer
8.  Fred C. Lee: Switching Converters, Soft-switching, Charge control.
9. Joachim Holtz: Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Publications
10.  Dragan Maksimovic:   Nonlinear Carrier Controller (NCC), Publications
11.  Chrisstophe Basso: PWM Controller IC Model for SPICE, SMPS's Cookbook
12. Muhammad Harun  Rashid:  Pspice Application in Power Electronics, Book
13.  Slobodan Cuk: Cuk Converter, One Cycle Control

14. P. T. Krein: Geometry Control, Book in Power Electronics
15. Ned Mohan: Book in Power Electronics, Book in Drives, Notes
16. Malik El-Buluk: Fuzzy Logic Application in Drives
17. Bimal. K. Bose: Book in AC Machine Drives
18.  Peter Vas: Fuzzy Logic in Drives: Book in Field Oriented Control, , 2
19. Ward Leonhard: Book in Field Oriented Control
20. I. Takahashi: Direct Torque Control

21. Keyue Smedlley: One Cycle Control, Power Factor Correction
22.  Vadim Utkin: Sliding Mode Control Application in Power Electronics,
23. Asif Sabanovic: Sliding Mode Control Application in converters
24. Karel Jazernik: Sliding Mode Control Application in inverters
25. Giorgio Spiazi, Simone Buso: Sliding Mode Control in converters, PFC, Publications
26. B. W.  William: Snubber, Snuberless, Soft-switching, Book in Power Electronics.
27. Ramesh  Oruganti: Resonant Converters
28. Marian Kaziemierzuk: Book in Resonant Converters, Circuit Averaged Model
29.  Rudy Severns: Switching Converter Topology Classifications, Power Electronics History
30.  Jerrold Foutz: Switching Converters Homepage

More... Who is who in PE


                     Manufacturers Related to Power Electronics               

1. Saber, analogy   , Literatures  
2. Pspice, Cadence , Literatures
3. Ispice, Intusoft, Literatures 
4. Caspoc, Power Electronics and Control Simulator  Caspoc Manual
5. (PSIM) Power Electronics Simulator  Manual PSIM
6. PSCAD (Power System Computer Aided Design)
7. VTB (Virtual Test Bed)
8. PLECS ( Piece-wise Linear Electrical Circuit Simulation)


1. Analytical Engineering, Literatures1
2. Darnell, Literatures
3. SMPS Inc. Consultant
4. Venable, Literatures
5. PowerDesigners, Application Notes, TutorialTechnical Articles
5. Jerrold Foutz
6. Chipcenter, Literatures
7. Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)
8. Innovatia Design Center



Component Manufacturers

1.  Texas Instrument, Literatures
2.  International Rectifier, Literatures
3. On Semiconductor, Literatures
4. Fairchild, Literatures
5. Harris Semiconductor, Intersil
6. Microlinear
7. Telcom, Microchip
8. National Semiconductor, Literatures
9. Linear Technology


System Manufacturers

1.  Artesyn, Literatures1, Literatures2
2. Delta, Literatures
3. Synqor, Application Notes
4.  Teslaco
5. Tyco Electronics
6. Vicor
7.  Power-one
8. Kepco
9. Astec
10. Power Paragon
11. Advance Transformer Co.


Power Electronics Books

1. Fundamental of Power Electronics, R. W. Erickson
2.  Element of Power Electronics, P. T. Krein
3.  PSpice Simulation of Power Electronics Circuits.
4. Switch Mode Power Supplies, by Chistophe Basso
5.  SMPS Simulation with SPICE 3 by Steven M. Sandler
6.  The SPICE Handbook of 50 Basic Circuits ,by Steven M. Sandler, on-line
7. PSpice Simulation of Power Electronics Circuits, R.S. Ramshaw & Derek Schuurman


PSpice Club

  PSpice Club, Malaysia

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