Course Details

ELE 713 Switched Power Supplies
2021-2022 Fall term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLIES ELE713 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 10
Prerequisite(s)Students are expected to have taken ELE 454 Power Electronics course.
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Project Design/Management
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveThis course is designed to equip seniors with knowledge about operation principles and design of modern switch mode power supplies and to give them an ability to choose such systems for various industrial applications. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student completing the course will successfully L.O.1. Recognise and classify switch mode power supplies (SMPS),
  2. L.O.2. Choose and design such systems for a given application,
  3. L.O.3. Know the advantages and disadvantages of various topologies with respect to each other,
  4. L.O.4. Apply the techniques and algorithms learnt in the class to real-life applications,
  5. L.O.5. Have the adequate knowledge to follow and understand advanced up-to-date technologies in the field of SMPS.
Course ContentIntroduction. Linear versus switch mode power supplies. Functional circuit blocks of an offline switcher,
Basic switch mode DC-DC converters : Operating principles,
Switch mode power supply topologies : Operating principles,
Switch mode power supply magnetics design (inductor and transformer)
Control methods,
Soft switching methods,
Multiple output power supplies,
Electromagnetic compatibility considerations,
Switch mode power supply applications. 
ReferencesPressman, Switching Power Supply Design, 2nd Ed., Mc Graw Hill.
Mohan, Undeland and Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design,
3rd Ed., John Wiley and Sons (Ch.7, Ch.10 and Ch.30).
Vithayathil, Power Electronics : Principles and Applications, Mc Graw-Hill.
Brown, Practical Switching Power Supply Design, Academic Press Inc.
Billings, Switch Mode Power Supply Handbook, Mc Graw Hill.
Unitrode (TI) Power Supply Design Seminar Notes.
ON Semiconductors Switchmode Power Supply Reference Manual, 1999.
Phillips Semiconductors, Power Semiconductor Applications, Application Notes
Fundamentals of Power Electronics : Lecture Notes, Erickson.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Introduction. Linear versus switch mode power supplies. Functional circuit blocks of an offline switcher
Week 2Basic switch mode DC-DC converters: Operating principles
Week 3Switch mode power supply (SMPS) topologies: Operating principles
Week 4SMPS topologies : Design criteria
Week 5SMPS : Sample problems
Week 6SMPS magnetics design, Properties of magnetic cores
Week 7High frequency inductor and transformer design
Week 8Control methods (Voltage mode and current mode control)
Week 9Closed Loop Control of SMPS
Week 10Midterm Exam
Week 11Electromagnetic compatibility considerations
Week 12Multiple output power supplies, Soft switching methods
Week 13Switch mode power supply applications 1 (Microinverters)
Week 14Switch mode power supply applications 2 (Digital Control of SMPS)
Week 15Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14798
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment4520
Midterms (Study duration)12525
Final Exam (Study duration) 13535
Total Workload35105250

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.   X 
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.   X 
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.   X 
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.  X  
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.   X 
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.  X  
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English.  X  
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.  X  

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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