Power Electronics Design Handbook

Low-Power Components and Applications


  • Nihal Kularatna, Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Power Electronics Design Handbook covers the basics of power electronics theory and components while emphasizing modern low-power components and applications. Coverage includes power semiconductors, converters, power supplies, batteries, protection systems, and power ICs.One of the unique features of the Power Electronics Design Handbook is the integration of component and system theory with practical applications, particularly energy-saving low-power applications. Many chapters also include a section that looks forward to future developments in that area. References for further information or more in-depth technical reading are also included.Nihal Kularatna is a principal research engineer with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in Sri Lanka. He is also the author of Modern Electronic Test and Measuring Instruments, published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
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Design engineers and technicians, electrical engineers


Book information

  • Published: August 1998
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7073-9


"...offers excellent tutorial-style coverage of basic component properties in addition to a breadth of information on the basic functional blocks of power systems. A good quick reference source." - PCIM 'The author, an expert in the field, integrates component and system theory with practical applications, particularly energy-saving, low-power applications. Many chapters contain sections on future developments. There are also references for further research and more in-depth technical reading.' - Popular Electronics 'This excellent, well-written text is a must for power quality engineers, technicians, marketers, manufacturers and designers. This is a very comprehensive power quality handbook.' - Power Quality Assurance

Table of Contents

Introduction * Power Semiconductors * DC to DC Converters * Off-the-Line Switchmode Power Supplies * Rechargeable Batteries and Their Management * Protection Systems for Low-Voltage, Low-Power Systems * Uninterruptable Power Supplies * Energy-Saving Lamps and Electronic Ballasts * Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Control * Power Integrated Circuits, Power Hybrids, and Intelligent Power Modules * Index