Chair of Power Electronics

Laboratory course power electronics (practical training)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco Liserre/Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fuchs and staff

Target group:

Students of electrical engineering from the 6. Semester (optional); optional subject for students of other courses of studies


Lecture "Power Electronics I"


Lab 4, 4 SWS, 4 ECTS


In the laboratory exercises the subjects are methods and components of power electronics including aquisition of measured values, control, microprocessor technique and simulation. The participants become acquainted with power electronics in praxis, operate and test it and and analyze it by means of measurement and simulation. The subject of power electronics is deepened. The exercises contain:

  • Measuring instruments and methods in power electronics
  • Components of power electronics
  • DC/DC converters
  • Switch mode power supplies
  • Pulse width modulated inverters
  • Pulse width modulated inverters and induction machines
  • Mains commutated converters
  • Microprocessor control in power electronics
  • Simulation and modelling in power electronics

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  • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
    Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

    HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
    Further Research Projects