The duration of the training is 2 days.
The objective of the course is to acquire the basic abilities about controller design for DC/DC power converters using analog or digital devices for the implementation. Starting with a basic study of the control problem, design procedures based on software tools like PSIM and SmartCtrl will be applied and illustrated through practical design cases.
The training course is recommended to everybody interested in the theoretical aspects and practical design issues of analog and digital control of dc-dc converters. Having previous experience in power electronics and circuit simulation is useful, but beginners with no background in those topics will also benefit from the course.
Section I: General Aspects.
Section II: Single-phase PFC
Section III: Three-phase PFC
Section IV: Complete digital control design of Three-phase PFC: SmartCtrl design, PSIM simulation and HW experiments
The overall methodology is based on theoretical explanation on main concepts and details followed by practical implementation of the complete design procedure: controller design by means of SmartCtrl, PSIM simulations and hardware validation by means of a scale – down prototype.
A complete set of SmartCtrl and PSIM exercises already developed will be provided to the audience together with the rest of course materials. During practical exercises, attendees will be asked to change some component values and/or modify the schematics of the provided examples and carry out simulations. For hardware experiments SmartCtrl Console will be used to modify control parameters of a digitally controlled three-phase PFC. Attendees will experiment different effects of the digital control design by means of reference and output current step changes.