Power Electronics Fundamentals

Overview

The National Instruments Power Electronics Fundamentals series is designed to provide an overview of power electronics concepts used in research and taught throughout worldwide institutions.

Using advanced simulation models and analyses used in industry, but wrapped in an intuitive, pedagogical environment Multisim enables students to characterize power circuits concepts before the laboratory.

The power capabilities of Multisim means that students have access to the same technology that they will use for research and industry to prototype power electronics circuit designs. However in learning power electronics in a simulated environment optimized for education, students have the ability to experiment safely before the laboratory.

Contents

AC to DC Power (Rectifiers)

AC to DC Power (Rectifiers) 

Rectifiers are used to convert alternating current to direct current. Understand more about half wave and full wave rectification.

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DC to AC Power  (Inverters)

DC to AC Power (Inverters)

 

Inverters convert direct current into alternating current through the use of transformers, switches and control circuits.

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DC to DC Power (Regulators) 

DC to DC Power (Regulators)

Voltage regulators are designed with the intention of controlling a constant voltage. Achieving this requires careful component selection and circuit design.

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Multisim Power Electronics Components

Multisim Power Electronics Components

NI Multisim offers a wide variety of components, the building blocks for all power electronics circuits.

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Multisim Power Electronics Homework Problems

Power Electronics Homework Tutorials

A comprehensive list of course demonstrations and homework problems for power electronics.

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Power Electronics Research with eGAN Mosfets 

Power Electronics Research

Example of a power electronics research area exploring efficiency improvements using Gallium Nitrate devices.

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Additional Resources

Teach Power Electronics with Thermal Power Components

Power Electronics Professional Design

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Multisim provides a consolidated environment for full circuit design and characterization. Multisim can be used to teach the core concepts of power electronics and improve student comprehension by giving them the ability to put engineering in to practise.

Multisim allows for  full circuit design in advance of lab sessions, maximizing the opportunity to compare theoretical circuit values with real world data.