Power Electronics

Lecturer(s): Loris PACE, Arnaud BREARD
Course ⋅ 16 hTC ⋅ 10 hPW ⋅ 6 hAutonomy ⋅ 12 hStudy ⋅ 4 h


  • Understand the interest and role of power electronics;
  • Know : the fundamental concepts which govern this discipline, the main structures of electronic power converters;
  • Be able to trace the shapes of currents and voltages in an electronic power converter from a block diagram;
  • Be able to choose the electronic power switches for a given converter and specifications;
  • Be able to assess the losses in an electronic power switch;
  • Know the technologies used for the production of passive components in power electronics;
  • Be able to size the passive components of a converter based on specifications;
  • Understand how to determine and apply a control law making it possible to achieve current or voltage servo-control;
  • Have notions of EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility);
  • Have been made aware of trends, research and open problems in this discipline.

Palabras clave

Power electronics, static conversion of electrical energy, energy efficiency of systems, passive and active electronic components, EMC


Main introduction, concept of sources and switches, topologies of power converters. Passive components in power electronics : Roles and importance

  • Inductive components: Technology, Sizing
  • Capacity components: Technologies, Choice criteria Thermal problems in power electronics: Losses Determination and implementation of control in power electronics:
  • Close control of switches, Pulse width modulations Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): Introduction and generalities, EMC in power electronics, Conducted / radiated disturbances

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the interest and role of power electronics
  • Know the fundamental concepts which govern this discipline


Final mark = 75% Knowledge + 25% Know-how Knowledge mark = 100% final exam + 0% continuous assessment Know-how mark = 50% practical work + 50% autonomy work