16-hour online training – Time zone: CET


October 26 & 27, November 9 & 10

Training duration

4 days, 4 hours per day

Course fees


EARLY BIRD (till October 5th, 2021)

Benefit from 25% of discount on the course fees if you register  before October 5, 2021:

Registration deadline

The registration will be closed by October 15, 2021.


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The main objective of the training is to provide the audience with the main modeling and control concepts needed to successfully control a single-phase or three-phase inverter for different applications: AC voltage generation (UPS, AC buses, etc.), grid-tied inverters and motor drives.

What should you expect from the training?

This course is an introductory to mid-level course focused in the following specific objectives:

Audience description

The training course is recommended to everybody interested in the theoretical and practical design aspects of digital control applied to the main inverter applications:


The focus is placed on Concepts

The explanations are focused on the concepts and physical meaning. Mathematical developments are also included as reference materials in annexes.


Controller design using SmartCtrl + PSIM simulation to test the results.

Examples & Exercises

A large number of examples are used to show training explanations. Exercises are proposed to be developed by the audience during the training.



Day 1- October 26, 2021

9 am – 10 am (1 hour) | Section 0- Fundamentals of dynamic modelling and control of switched converters

  1. Steady-state operation, transient operation and small signal
  2. Converter Modelling
  3. Control Loop design

10 am – 11 am (1 hour) | Section 1- Modulation Techniques in DC-AC converters

  1. Inverter concepts and inverter topologies
  2. Basic Output Voltage Control
  3. Fundamentals of PWM modulation
  4. Advanced Modulation Techniques

11 am – 11.15 am: Break

11.15 am – 13.30 pm (1 hour 45 min) | Section 2- Single-Phase Voltage-Source Inverter

  1. Introduction
  2. Conceptual Current Control
  3. Voltage Control
  4. Digital Current Control
  5. Detailed control schemes


Day 2 – October 27, 2021

9.00 am – 9.45 am (45 min) | Section 3: Space Phasors and Two-Dimensional Frames

  1. Motivation
  2. Space Phasors and Phase Voltages
  3. αβ Stationary Reference Frame
  4. dq Synchronous Reference Frame
  5. Summary of three-phase formulae

9.45 am – 11.00 am (1 hour 15 min) | Section 4: PLL for Single-Phase and Three-Phase Converters

  1. The need of synchronism
  2. Grid Codes
  3. Fundamentals of Grid Synchronism
  4. PLL based Synchronism
  5. 4.1 Arc tangent
  6. 4.2 SRF PLL

11 am – 11.15 am: Coffee break

11.15 am – 1.00 pm (1 hour 45 min) | Section 5 (I): Control Fundamentals of Three-Phase Voltage-Source Inverter

  1. dq Current Control of Grid-Tied Inverter


Day 3 – November 9, 2021

9 am – 11 am (2 hours) | Section 5 (II): Control Fundamentals of Three-Phase Voltage-Source Inverter

  1. AC Voltage Control
  2. 3. Induction motor drives

11 am – 11.15 am: Break

11.15 am – 12.30 pm (1 hour 15 min) | Section 6: The digital current loop

  1. “Smart” sampling
  2. Analog filtering
  3. Digital filtering

12.30 pm – 13.15 pm (45 min) | Section 7 (I): Outer Voltage Loop

  1. Introduction
  2. Steady-State operating Point. Inverter Voltage limits


Day 4 – November 10, 2021

9.00 am – 10.00 am (1 hour) | Section 7 (II): Outer Voltage Loop

  1. DC Bus voltage loop modeling
  2. DC Bus voltage Control
  3. Simulation Results

10.00 am – 11.30 am (1 hour 30 min) | Section 8: Current control of Three-Phase Grid-Tied Inverter with LCL Filter

  1. Benefits of LCL filter
  2. abc / αβ transfer functions
  3. αβ Current Control
  4. dq Current Control

11.30 am – 11.45 am: Break

11.45 am – 13.15 pm (1 hour 30 min) | Section 9: Selection of the digital platform for control implementation

  1. Algorithm and control functions revision
  2. Rapid prototyping tools
  3. DSP / DSP+ FPGA
  4. SoC
  5. Examples of Easy Industrialized Solutions based on SoC Technology


Antonio-Lazaro Dr. Antonio Lázaro, Professor at Carlos III University of Madrid and Technical Director at Power Smart Control S.L.
Antonio Lázaro was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1968. He received the M. Sc. in electrical engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in 1995. He received the Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2003.
He has been an Assistant Professor of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since 1995. He has been involved in power electronics since 1994, participating in more than 80 research and development projects for industry. He holds 10 patents and software registrations and he has published nearly 140 papers in IEEE journals & conferences. His research interests are high-power DC-DC Converters, Power Factor Correction (PFC) Rectifiers, AC-DC inverters (railway and grid-connected applications), modeling and control of switching converters and digital control techniques.
Dr. Lazaro has originated and leaded the development of the Software SmartCtrl. He is the co-founder and technical director of Power Smart Control S.L. a spin-off company of Carlos III University of Madrid focused on the development of SmartCtrl and hardware high added-value control solutions for power electronics (SoC-FPGA control, HIL systems, real-time FPGA variable logging, automatic test-benches, etc.).




Computer and temporary PSIM licenses:

Each participant will have to bring a personal computer.

PSIM temporary licenses will be provided for the duration of the course.


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General conditions for training:

Please register as early as possible if you plan to attend the training. As soon as the minimum of participants is reached, POWERSYS will confirm the course.
The registration to the course includes the lunches and coffee breaks. Participants will have to pay 100% in advance before the course.

Cancellation can be made according to POWERSYS’ General Conditions for courses:

Withdrawal from the Course:
In case you cannot attend the course after having registred, please contact us as soon as possible at marketing@powersys.fr
In case of cancellation three weeks OR MORE before the beginning of the course, the participants will not be charged.
In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the beginning of the course, POWERSYS will charge the participant 50% of the course fees.

Please note that POWERSYS will not reimburse any travel and/or accommodation expenditure in case of cancellation of the course. We recommend you to make your travel arrangements once the course is confirmed.

For French participants:

POWERSYS est enregistré en tant que prestataire de formation (auprès du Préfet de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur sous le numéro 93 13 13256 13). Une convention de formation peut être établie sur demande avant la date de formation.

Contact for any additional information:

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