Semiconductors, principles of modern power electronic devices and their characteristics, power diodes, Triacs and power Transistors, power MOSFETs and IGBTs.  Thyristors and their operation, protection, triggering and commutation circuits.  Principles of power electronic circuits (converters) that convert between different types of voltages: AC-AC converters including frequency changing converters (cycloconverters), AC-DC converters (controlled and uncontrolled rectifiers), DC-AC converters (inverters), and DC-DC converters (choppers), applications of power electronics in to controlling either power systems or AC and DC machines.?

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