Power Electronics Books - B

Abstracts of books starting with B in the SMPS Technology Knowledge Base of Switching-Mode Power Supply Design.

Baliga, B. Jayant (editor), High Voltage Integrated Circuits, IEEE Press Selected Reprint Series, 1988. 343 p.

This book is a collection of papers that has been prepared with the intention of highlighting power integrated circuits, a new and rapidly growing area of application-specific integrated circuits. Topics include: review of high voltage integrated circuit (HVIC) technology (4 papers: The Evolution of Power Device Technology; Power Devices are in the Chips; Power Integrated Circuits - A Brief Overview; Power Integrated Circuits: Problems, Tradeoffs, and Solutions ); lateral high voltage devices (16 papers); HVIC process technology (7 papers); smart power devices (5 papers); high voltage display drives (5 papers); power amplifiers (4 papers); high voltage telecommunication chips (6 papers); high voltage dielectric isolation technology (7 papers), and a bibliography of other important papers not included in the collection.

Baliga, B. Jayant, Power Semiconductor Devices, PWS Publishing Co., Boston, 1996. 624 pages.

A text intended to provide the background and instruction to enable electrical engineering students to comprehend recent changes in power semiconductors. Topics include introduction, transport physics, breakdown voltage, power rectifiers, bipolar transistors, power thyristors, MOS field effect transistor, insulated gate bipolar transistor, MOS-gated thyristors, and a synopsis.

Banerjee, Soumitro (editor) and George C. Verghese (editor), Nonlinear phenomena in power electronics: attractors, bifurcations, chaos, and nonlinear control, New York: IEEE Press, 2001. xxiii, 441 p.

Publisher's description (Wiley): Brings the knowledge of 24 experts in this maturing field out from the narrow confines of academic circles, and makes it accessible to graduate students and power electronics professionals alike. Provides practicing engineers with the knowledge to predict power requirement behavior. The insights gained from this all-inclusive compilation will ultimately lead to better design methodologies.

Barton, Thomas H., Rectifiers, Cycloconverters, and AC Controllers, Oxford University Press, 1994. 687 p.

This book is devoted to naturally commutated circuits using only diodes, thyristors, and triacs. Topics include: prologue; simple single way rectifiers; three phase bridge rectifiers; gating considerations; the effects of finite impedance; discontinuous conduction; capacitor smoothing; Fourier analysis; waveform and power factor improvement; the rectifier and its load; cycloconverters; transformers; three phase ac voltage controllers; the basic power electronics expression; the basic capacitor smoothing expression; Fourier analysis; the product of Fourier series; and the basic cycloconverter expression.

Basso, Christophe P., Switch-mode Power Supply SPICE Cookbook, New York : McGraw-Hill, 2001. xiv, 263 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.), c 2001 ISBN: 0071375090, LCCN: 2001030507, TK7868.P6 B34 2001

An SMPS SPICE Cookbook that is a complete designer's toolkit with tested, ready-to-run SPICE models on an accompanying CD-ROM. Topics include: Overview, Generic Models for Faster Simulations, Topology by Topology Simulation Recipes; Voltage Mode Boost, Current Mode Boost, Voltage Mode Buck, Current Mode Buck, Voltage Mode Flyback, Current Mode Flyback, Voltage Mode Forward, Current Mode Forward, Voltage Mode Push-Pull, Current Mode Push-Pull, Voltage Mode Half-Bridge, Current Mode Half-Bridge, More Complex Simulations, The SEPIC, The Series-Parallel Resonant Converter, Critical Mode Converter, Putting the Models to Work, PFC Circuit Simulation with PSIM, Applying the K Factor for Quick Pole-Zero Compensation, and a CD-ROM.

Batarseh, Issa, Power electronic circuits, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, c 2004. xv, 574 p.

The book introduces the basic concepts of power electronics and shows how to analyze and design power electronic circuits used in various industrial applications (Wiley). Topics include: Introduction, Review of Switching Concepts and Power Semiconductor Devices, Switching Circuits, Power Computations, and Component Concepts, Nonisolated Switch-Mode dc-dc Converters, Isolated Switch-Mode dc-to-dc Converters, Soft-Switching dc-dc Converters, Uncontrolled Diode Rectifier Circuits, Phase-Controlled Converters, dc-ac Inverters, Introduction to Magnetic Circuits, Fourier Series for Common Waveforms, and Useful Functions.

Bedford, B. D., and R. G. Hoft, Principles of Inverter Circuits, Wiley, 1964, reprinted by Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Melbourne, FL, 1985. 430 p.

The classical introductory text on inverter circuits. Topics include controlled rectifier theory and characteristics, inverter principles, phase controlled rectification, inverters classified by commutation method, voltage control, output waveshaping, and dc-dc power conversion. The co-author, Richard G. Hoft, Professor, University of Missouri, was awarded the Newell Award for outstanding achievement in Power Electronics in 1977, the first award given.

Benda, Vitezslav, John Gowar, and Duncan A. Grant, Power semiconductor devices: theory and applications, Chichester; New York: Wiley, c 1999. xii, 419 p.

This text explores the design, physical processes and applications performance of current power semiconductor devices to the benefit both practising electronics engineers and students of power electronics. Topics include: Properties of Semiconductors, Elementary Semiconductor Structures, Devices, Fabrication and Their Modelling, Power Semiconductor Device Applications, Power Diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors, Thyristor Basic Operating Principles, Thyristor Types and Applications, Static Induction Power Devices, Power MOSFETs, Power Bipolar-MOS (BIPMOS) Devices, Power Modules and Integrated Structures, Conditions for Reliable Operation, Future Materials and Devices, and Appendix.

Bergveld, Henk Jan. (editor), Wanda S. Kruijt, and P. H. L. Notten, Battery management systems: design by modeling, Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2002. 295 p.

Design of Battery Management Systems (BMS) with the aid of simulation methods. Topics include: Introduction, battery management systems, basic information on batteries, battery modelling, battery charging algorithms, battery state-of-charge indication., optimum supply strategies for power amplifiers in cellular phones, and general conclusions.

Billings, Keith H., Switchmode power supply handbook, 2nd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Written as a guide, reference, and handbook.

Part I: Functions and Requirements Common to Most Direct-Off-Line topics include: Switchmode Power Supplies, Common Requirements: An Overview, AC Powerline Surge Protection, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) in Switchmode Power Supplies, Faraday Screens, Fuse Selection, Line Rectification and Capacitor Input Filters for Direct-Off-Line Switchmode Power Supplies, Inrush Control, Start-Up Methods, Soft Start and Low-Voltage Inhibit, Turn-On Voltage Overshoot Prevention, Overvoltage Protection, Undervoltage Protection, Overload Protection, Foldback (Reentrant) Output Current Limiting, Base Drive Requirements for High-Voltage Bipolar Transistors, Proportional Drive Circuits for Bipolar Transistors, Antisaturation Techniques for High-Voltage Transistors, Snubber Networks, Cross Conduction, Output Filters, Power Failure Warning Circuits. Centering (Adjustment to Center) of Auxiliary Output Voltages on Multiple-Output Converters, Auxiliary Supply Systems, and Parallel Operation of Voltage Stabilized Power Supplies.

Part II: Design: Theory and Practice topics include: Multiple-Output Flyback Switchmode Power Supplies, Flyback Transformer Design, Reducing Transistor Switching Stress, Selecting Power Components for Flyback Converter, Self-Oscillating Direct-Off-Line Flyback Converters, Applying Current-Mode Control to Flyback Converters, Direct-Off-Line Single-Ended Forward Converters, Transformer Design for Forward Converters, Diagonal Half-Bridge Forward Converters, Transformer Design for Diagonal Half-Bridge Forward Converters, Half-Bridge Push-Pull Duty-Ratio-Controlled Converters, Bridge Converters, Low-Powered Self-Oscillating Auxiliary Converters, Single-Transformer Two-Transistor Self-Oscillating Converters, Two-Transformer Self-Oscillating Converters, The DC-to-DC Transformer Concept, Multiple-Output Compound Regulating Systems, DC-to-DC Switching Regulators, High-Frequency Saturable Reactor Power Regulators, Constant-Current Power Supplies,Variable Linear Power Supplies, Switchmode Variable Power Supplies, and Switchmode Variable Power Supply Transformer Design.

Part III: Applied Design topics include: Inductors and Chokes in Switchmode Supplies, High-Current Chokes Using Iron Powder Cores, Choke Design Using Iron Powder Toroidal Cores, Switchmode Transformer Design: General Principles, Optimum 150-W Transformer Design Example Using Nomograms, Transformer Staircase Saturation, Flux Doubling, Stability and Control-Loop Compensation in SMPS, The Right-Half-Plane Zero, Current-Mode Control, Optocouplers, Ripple Current Ratings for Electrolytic Capacitors in Switchmode Power Supplies, Noninductive Current Shunts, Current Transformers, Current Probes for Measurement Purposes, and Thermal Management.

Part IV: Supplementary topics include: Active Power Factor Correction.

Billings, K., Handbook of Switchmode Power Supplies, Macmillan, 1988. 600 p.

This easy-access resource is one of the most straight-forward treatments of switchmode power supplies available. Using explicit examples throughout, Billings covers everything from simple subsystem explanations to circuit design and evaluation techniques. Offers simplified (but not simplistic) explanations of linear and switchmode power supplies. Theory is provided to clarify design problems, and mathematical analysis is used to support the solutions. (From Electronics Engineers and Designers Book Club description, 1990).

Bird, B. M., K. G. King, and D. A. G. Pedder, An Introduction to Power Electronics, 2nd edition, Wiley, 1993. 374 p.

The intention in writing the first edition (1983) was to steer a course between the extremes of academic theory and unenlightened empiricism. Besides updating the first edition, the second edition adds additional information on semiconductor devices and an introduction to the circuits commonly used in switched-mode power converters. Topics include power semiconductor devices, naturally commutating converters, ac regulators, dc switching regulators, static power inverters, and application techniques.

Bose, Bimal K, Modern Power Electronics, Evolution, Technology, and Application, IEEE Press, 1992. 597 p.

This book aims to integrate both low-power and high-power electronics so that members of each community find the opportunity to expand their horizons. Topics include: an original contribution by the editor "Introduction to Power Electronics" and 49 carefully collected papers under the headings of general overview, power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits, ac-to-dc and ac-to-ac converters, dc-to-dc converters, dc-to-ac converters, pulsewidth modulation, and power electronics applications.

Bose, Bimal K, Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives, IEEE Press, 1996. 576 p.

(Publisher's description.) Edited by Bose, each chapter is written by a specialist in that field. Topics include: Power semiconductor devices, electrical machines for drives; power electronic converters for drives; pulsewidth modulation for electronic power conversion; motion control with induction motors; variable frequency permanent magnet ac machine drives; high power industrial drives; simulation of power electronic and motion control systems; estimation, identification, and sensorless control in ac drives; microprocessors and digital ICs for control in power electronics and drives; expert system, fuzzy logic, and neural network in power electronics and drives.

Bose, Bimal K., Modern power electronics and AC drives, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, c 2002. xxi, 711 p.

For upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in electrical engineering, as well as a reference book for professionals and researchers. Topics include: 1. Power Semiconductor Devices. Diodes. Thyristors. Triacs. Gate Turn-Off Thyristors (GTOs). Bipolar Power or Junction Transistors (BPTs or BJTs). Power MOSFETs. Static Induction Transistors (SITs). Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs). MOS-Controlled Thyristors (MCTs). Integrated Gate-Commutated Thyristors (IGCTs). Large Band-Gap Materials for Devices. Power Integrated Circuits (PICs). 2. AC Machines for Drives. Induction Machines. Synchronous Machines. Variable Reluctance Machine (VRM). 3. Diodes and Phase-Controlled Converters. Diode Rectifiers. Thyristor Converters. Converter Control. EMI and Line Power Quality Problems. 4. Cycloconverters. Phase-Controlled Cycloconverters. Matrix Converters. High-Frequency Cycloconverters. 5. Voltage-Fed Converters. Single-Phase Inverters. Three-Phase Bridge Inverters. Multi-Stepped Inverters. Pulse Width Modulation Techniques. Three-Level Inverters. Hard Switching Effects. Resonant Inverters. Soft-Switched Inverters. Dynamic and Regenerative Drive Braking. PWM Rectifiers. Static VAR Compensators and Active Harmonic Filters. Introduction to Simulation-MATLAB/SIMULINK. 6. Current-Fed Converters. General Operation of a Six-Step Thyristor Inverter. Load-Commutated Inverters. Force-Commutated Inverters. Harmonic Heating and Torque Pulsation. Multi-Stepped Inverters. Inverters with Self-Commutated Devices. Current-Fed vs Voltage-Fed Converters. 7. Induction Motor Slip-Power Recovery Drives. Doubly-Fed Machine Speed Control by Rotor Rheostat. Static Kramer Drive. Static Scherius Drive. 8. Control and Estimation of Induction Motor Drives. Induction Motor Control with Small Signal Model. Scalar Control. Vector or Field-Oriented Control. Sensorless Vector Control. Direct Torque and Flux Control (DTC). Adaptive Control. Self-Commissioning of Drive. 9. Control and Estimation of Synchronous Motor Drives. Sinusoidal SPM Machine Drives. Synchronous Reluctance Machine Drives. Sinusoidal IPM Machine Drives. Trapezoidal SPM Machine Drives. Wound-Field Synchronous Machine Drives. Sensorless Control. Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) Drives. 10. Expert System Principles and Applications. Expert System Principles. Expert System Shell. Design Methodology. Applications. Glossary. 11. Fuzzy Logic Principles and Applications. Fuzzy Sets. Fuzzy System. Fuzzy Control. General Design Methodology. Applications. Fuzzy Logic Toolbox. Glossary. 12. Neural Network Principles and Applications. The Structure of a Neuron. Artificial Neural Network. Other Networks. Neural Network in Identification and Control. General Design Methodology. Applications. Neuro-Fuzzy Systems. Demo Program with Neural Network Toolbox. Glossary.

Bose, Bimal K. (Editor), Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives: Technology and Applications, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2001. 660 p. ISBN: 0780310845 Not in Library of Congress and has same ISBN as the 1997 book (9/24/2003)

This original contributed volume combines the individual expertise of eleven world-renowned professionals to provide comprehensive, authoritative coverage of state-of-the-art power electronics and AC drive technology. Topics include: Preface; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION TO POWER ELECTRONICS AND DRIVES (Bimal K. Bose, University of Tennessee, USA); Power Semiconductor Devices for Variable Frequency Drives (B.J. Baliga, North Carolina State University, USA); Electrical Machines for Drives (G. R. Slemon, University of Toronto, Canada); Power Electronic Converters for Drives (J. D. van Wyk, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa); Pulse Width Modulation for Electronic Power Converters (J. Holtz, Wuppertal University, Germany); Motion Control with Induction Motors (R.D. Lorenz, T. A. Lipo, D. W. Novotny, University of Wisconsin, USA); Variable Frequency Permanent Magnet AC Machine Drives (T.M. Jahns, General Electric Co., USA); High Power Industrial Drives (H. Stemmler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland); Simulation of Power Electronic and Motion Control Systems (N. Mohan, W.P. Robbins, L.A. Aga, M. Rastogi, R. Naik, University of Minnestoa, USA); Estimation, Identification, and Sensorless Control of AC Drives (K. Ohnishi, Keio University; N. Matsui, Nagoya Institute of Technology; Y. Hori, University of Tokyo, Japan); Microprocessors and Digital ICs for Control of Power Electronics and Drives (H. Le-Huy, Laval University, Canada); Expert System, Fuzzy Logic, and Neral Networks in Power Electronics and Drives (B. K. Bose, University of Tennessee, USA); and Index. [Wiley]

Brown, Marty, Practical Switching Power Supply Design, Academic Press, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. 240 p.

The literature available today on the subject of switching power supplies tries to convey an understanding through lengthy derivations of applied mathematics. This does not work since only an intuitive sense of the subject matter creates an understanding of the fundamental relationships. This book is written for just this purpose. It contains no mathematical derivations. Instead it contains written explanations in semitechnical terms to give the reader a good intuitive understanding of the operations of a switching regulator. Topics include why use a switching regulator, how a switching regulator works, a walk through a representative switching power supply, switching power supply topologies, semiconductors used in a switching power supply, the magnetic components within a switching power supply, cross-regulation of the outputs, protection, miscellaneous topics, closing the loop--feedback and stability, resonant converters--an introduction, and switching power supply design examples.

Brown, Marty, Power Supply Cookbook, EDN Series for Design Engineers, Motorola Series in Solid State Electronics, Butterworth-Heinmann, MA, 1994, 248 p.

This book is written in response to the authors years of frustration with the field of power supply design. The "cookbook" approach allows both inexperienced and seasoned engineers to quickly locate and apply the needed information. Intended as a practical reference on power supplies during the design process. Topics include: the role of the power supply in the system and the design program; an introduction to the linear regulator; pulsewidth modulated switching power supplies, quasi-resonant switching power supplies; thermal analysis and design; feedback loop compensation; power factor correction; magnetism and magnetic components; noise control and electromagnetic interference; and miscellaneous information.

Brown, Marty, Power Supply Cookbook, 2nd ed., Boston: Newnes, c 2001. xii, 265 p.

This revised edition is a practical design reference. Topics include: Power System Organization, Power Supply Technology, Power Supply Design, Basic Linear Regulator Operation, Elementary Discrete Linear Regulator Designs, 3-Terminal Regulator Designs, Fundamentals of PWM Switching Power Supplies, Generalized Design Flow of Magnetic Elements, Rectification and Filtering, Synchronous Rectifiers, The Power MOSFET, Laying Out the Printed Circuit Board, PWM Switching Power Supply Design Examples, Fundamentals of Quasi-Resonant Operation, Uses of Resonant Techniques within Switching Power Supplies, Major Parasitic Influences within High Frequency Switching Power Supplies, Efficiency and EMI Performance of a Switching Power Supply (including traditional areas of significant loss, zero voltage and zero current transition switching techniques, Lossless passive snubbing, minimizing losses in the magnetics), and related Appendices

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Original: July 22, 1996, revised November 16, 2003