Power Electronics II

Compulsory module in 2nd semester

Choice module in 2nd semester


  1. Introduction on power electronic system
  2. Review of basic electrical circuits concepts: power, Fourier analysis, power factor, THD, average-, RMS- AC value
  3. Overview of power semiconductors: power diodes, Thyristors; power BJTs; power MOSFETs and IGBTs
  4. Power losses of power semiconductors
  5. AC-DC converters (Rectifiers)
  6. DC-DC switch mode converters: buck, boost, buck-boost, flyback, forward, push-pull, half-bridge, full-bridge
  7. Optimizing the utility interface with power electronic systems: harmonics and power factor, power factor correction


  • N. Mohan, T.M. Undeland, W.P. Robbins: Power Electronics - Converters, Applications and Design; Wiley 2003
  • Semikron, “Application Manual Power Semiconductors” (2nd edition)


1 SWS Vorlesung
1 SWS Seminaristische Übung
1 SWS Übung
1 SWS Praktikum

120 min. schriftlich 
oder 20 min. mündlich

5 Credits