4 Day Training Digital Control of Power Electronics

Focus on Digital Control of Power Electronics

The ELMG Digital Control of Power Electronics course specifically focuses on the digital control of power electronics.  This means the course only considers concepts and techniques that are applicable to the control of power electronics.  

The course is being presented September 11 through September 14  2017 at the Ridley Engineering Centre in Camarillo, California, USA. Registration is now open click here.

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Dr. Hamish Laird

 Dr. Hamish Laird presents the four day workshop.  He is a well known power electronics researcher, teacher and engineer.  His experience includes

  • DC to DC

  • Motor drives

  • Grid tied inverters for solar and wind

  • DC to DC and DC to AC for Telecoms and Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

 

What you get at the course

  • Four days of unique targeted training on digital power electronics control that covers the detail of both digital control and power electronics and how they go together.
  • Daily laboratory sessions where the key learnings from the course are reinforced and demonstrated.  
  • Copy of the slide presentation covering the material presented.
  • Lunch on each day.  
  • The ability to close a digital power converter feedback loop in a stable fashion by following repeatable easily understood steps.
  • Techniques to understand what the effect digital control’s limited bandwidth, processing power, number of bits and dynamic range have in digital power electronic control.
  • Knowledge of the interaction of power electronics and digital control. This includes sampling and aliasing for fixed and variable frequency switching power converters.
  • Take away methods and steps to solve design issues such as one sample noise, precision limits in filters and controllers, non-linearity, quantisation and other digital effects.

Course Costs

The cost for the four day targetted course is $2200.00

This includes lunch, course materials and learning all the techniques to solve digital power electronics control problems.  

What people who have done the course say?

“I would highly recommend the ELMG digital control course to all power electronics engineers.  What makes this course particularly valuable is in the practical approach and relevance to the control of power electronics.  The topic of digital control is a very broad subject and hence the specific challenges and applicable tools are very different depending on the application details. Many digital control / DSP courses try to approach the topic from a very generic broad approach, treating all applications in the same way.  The classic approach involves starting from a conventional analog control model and then adding ADC and DAC blocks to change between the analog and digital domains with a digital controller replacing the traditional analog controller. The problem with this classic approach is that it is not a practical or applicable method for designing high bandwidth controllers for use for the control of power converters. The ELMG digital control course specifically focuses on the control of power electronics and hence the course only considers concepts and techniques that are applicable to the control of power electronics.  The course covers a wide range of digital control theory and introduces the power electronics engineer to all of the state of the art digital control concepts.  This course is a must for any power electronics engineer who is involved in the digital control of power converters.”

 

Mike Michael Harrison. 
 Senior Director
 Power Conversion Strategy Enphase Energy Petaluma CA

 

More about the course 

Space is limited to 30 people.

Presenter: Dr Hamish Laird

Who should attend:

Practising Power Electronics Engineers

  • Experienced engineers moving into digital control of power electronics.
  • Recent graduates who have some experience (<5 years) and need to up skill in what is important in digital control.
  • Software engineers writing software in digital power control teams.
  • Firmware engineers doing FPGA development in digital power control teams.
  • Mid-career engineers who are transitioning from analogue control to digital control.

After attending the course engineers will have tools to:

  • Close a digital power converter feedback loop in a stable fashion by following repeatable easily understood steps.
  • Understand what the effect digital control’s limited bandwidth, processing power, number of bits and dynamic range have in digital power electronic control.
  • Understand the interaction of power electronics and digital control.  This includes sampling and aliasing in the context of fixed and variable frequency switching power converters.
  • Know methods and steps to solve design issues such as one sample noise, precision limits in filters and controllers, non-linearity, quantisation and other digital effects.

 The Ridley Engineering Center in Camarillo, California is hosting this course.  

Register for the course. Places are limited.

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Register now 

 

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