Power Electronics


Stanford School of Engineering



All electronics need power from somewhere, which means the applications of power electronics are everywhere. This practical introduction to power electronics discusses both power conversion topologies and the details needed to get power circuits to work.

Insightful guest lectures from industry professionals and inspiring power converter demonstrations will provide a real world context for this field.

Spring 2013-14 this course will be offered on campus only.

Topics Include

  • Power conversion circuit modeling and analysis
  • Passive and active devices
  • Converter topologies
  • Control theory
  • Power magnetics


  • Homework
  • Midterm Exam
  • Projects(2)
  • Final Exam

Homework is due at the beginning of lecture. Partial credit will be awarded for incomplete assignments. Late homework will not be accepted.


An understanding of the fundamentals of analog integrated circuit design (Stanford Course: EE214A)


Local students may take a field trip to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which focuses on specialty converters that are unique to high energy physics.

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