Instructor

Dr. David Ricketts

Dr. David Ricketts

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: 919-513-7361
Email: david.ricketts@ncsu.edu
Instructor Website

ECE 734 Power Management Integrated Circuits

3 Credit Hours

Review of modern power management converters and circuits; Review modeling and control of converters; Detail discussion of voltage and current mode controllers; Understanding of power converter losses and optimization method, as well as management of power; Integrated circuit design of various power management chips.

Prerequisite

Analog Electronics (NC State ECE 511)

Recommended: Power Electronics (NC State ECE 534)

Course Objectives

  1. Review of modern power management converters and circuits;
  2. Modeling and control of converters;
  3. Detail discussion of voltage and current mode controllers;
  4. Understanding of power converter losses and optimization method, as well as management of power;
  5. IC implementation of power management chip

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • Design a power management voltage and current mode controller circuit
  • Design an integrated power stage
  • Design supervisory circuitry – undervoltage lockout, bandgap references
  • Design of a complete power management integrated circuit

Course Requirements

Lectures Weekly
Homework assignments (5) 50%
Team final project – a full IC design 50%

Textbooks

Recommended but not required to purchase:

  • Power Electronics
    • Erickson, “Fundamentals of Power Electronics”
  • Power Devices:
    • D. A. Grant, and J. Gowar, Power MOSFETs theory and applications, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1989.
  • IC and Power ICs
    • Behazad Razavi, ” Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits”
    • David A. Johns and Ken Martin, ” Analog Integrated Circuit Design”
    • Gray and Meyer, ” Analog Integrated Circuits”, 3rd or 4th editions

Computer and Software Requirements

Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.

We will use Cadence in this class. NCSU has full software. Nothing is needed by student.

Created 10/14/2020