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Electronics - power supplies switch-mode


A Switch-mode Power Supply (SMPS) is used in an abundant number of applications, much more than a linear supply. But a SMPS is much more complex than a linear design and requires generally more components, especially when the output voltage has to be very stable over a wide range of load and input voltage variations. A rough calculation on efficiency shows why they nevertheless are used in so many applications. Moreover they are generally more compact and lighter.


On switch-mode power supplies, a Full course (2 modules of 3 days) and a Short course (2.5 days) are available.


The Full course discusses the design of switch mode power supplies, general topologies, components of power circuits and switching devices. The topologies discussed are used for applications up to approximately 300 W.


The Short course discusses insights and the characteristics of a SMPS, sufficiently to become a knowledgeable partner of (component) suppliers and users of their products.


After the course, the participant will:

Intended for

Engineers who have to select a SMPS for their application, project leaders, architects, buyers of electronic equipment and components, engineers working at distributors. Engineers who have to write and discuss a SMPS specification with suppliers of custom made SMPS's, to discuss the technical properties of a designed SMPS, layouters and testers of boards with a SMPS. Required education: BSc/MSc electronics, specialization analog electronics.


Introduction: input, output, power, safety, EMI, efficiency, thermal aspects, packaging, open frame, reliability


Certificate of the High Tech Institute


Lectures supported by quizzes/small exercises. Course notes.


€ 1.250,00 excl. VAT


1 module of consecutively one evening & two days


Ir. Frans Pansier

Course leader

Ir. Hans Vink


10-10-2018 | 17:00 - 20:30
11-10-2018 | 09:00 - 17:00
12-10-2018 | 09:00 - 17:00





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