Power Electronics Books - M

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

MacKenzie, Donald, Inventing Accuracy - A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.

The author's goal in this book is to throw light on a key modern technology, the guidance of ballistic missiles, as a historical product and social creation. It has implications for all technology development. Topics include: A historical sociology of nuclear missile guidance; inventing a black box; engineering a revolution; the beryllium baby and the technological trajectory; transforming the fleet ballistic missile; the Soviet Union and strategic missile guidance; the construction of technical facts; patterns in the web; epilogue, uninventing the bomb; estimating the accuracy of American and Soviet strategic ballistic missiles; the convention mathematics of attacks on point targets; and list of those interviewed.

Mardiguian, Michel, Controlling radiated emissions by design, 2nd ed. Boston, MA : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. vii, 338 p.

Topics include: Foreword, preface, generalities on radiated interference, electric and magnetic fields from simple circuit shapes, fields radiated by nonsinusoidal sources, general strategy for designing a low-radiation product, controlling radiated emissions at chip/integrated circuit level, printed circuit board design, emission control in mother boards and backplanes, controlling radiated field from switchmode power supplies, reducing radiated EMI via internal cabling and packaging, box shielding, controlling radiation from external cables, principal radiated emission specifications & test methods, troubleshooting radiated EMI problems, appendices, references, and index.

Mardiguian, Michel, EMI troubleshooting techniques, New York : McGraw-Hill, c 2000. xiii, 301 p.

A methodical approach to locating the cause of and correcting EMI/RFI breakdowns. Topics include: Brush-Up on EMI/EMC Basics, Optimal Selection of EMI Fixes, Diagnostic and Troubleshooting, Conduction Type Fixes: Capacitive and Inductive Types, Power Line Filters, Power Line Isolation Transformers, Conditioners, & UPS, Signal Line Isolation Transformers, Transient Suppressors, Grounding & Impedance Reduction Fixes, Radiation Fixes, and Practical Hints for Some EMI Measurements.

Maplin Staff, Power Supply Projects, Maplin Project Series, Butterworth Heinemann, Mass., 1995. 208 p.

(Publisher's description.) Using circuit diagrams, PCB layouts, parts lists and clear construction and installation details, ... provides what someone with a basic knowledge of electronics needs to know in order to put that knowledge into practice.

Martinelli, R. M. (editor), Smart Power for Power Conversion, Intertec Communications, Ventura, CA, 1988. 384 p.

A collection of papers on computer aided power supply design. Topics include computer aided engineering; feedback control system analysis systems; power supply design software; simulation and modeling; SPICE software for the personal computer; power supply simulation software; expert systems; expert systems for power supply design.

Mazda, Fraidoon. F., Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd ed., Oxford [England]: Newnes; Boston: Butterworth, 1997. 441 p.

This book provides a practical guide to the design of power circuits, characteristics of power semiconductor designs, power components and design techniques. In the new edition the sections on power and control components have been updated, the section on EMC covers the latest standards and a new section on automobile applications has been added. Topics include: Part 1: Components - power semiconductor devices; Thermal design; Power semiconductor control components; Electromagnetic compatibility; Power semiconductor circuits - a resume; Static switches; A.C. line control converters; Forced commutation techniques; D.C. to D.C. converters; D.C. link frequency changers; Part 2: Applications - power semiconductor circuit applications; Smart Power; Appendix 1: List of symbols; Appendix 2: Glossary of terms; Bibliography; Index [Source: Publisher (Elsevier) website].

Mazda, F. F., Power Electronics Handbook: Components, Circuits, and Applications, Butterworth, 1993. 428 p.

(Publisher's description.) This book is a collection of information on different power components and techniques, describing the design of power circuits and the characteristics of power semiconductor devices.

McLyman, C. W. T., Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, 2nd ed., Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1988. 432 p.

This useful Second Edition gives an in-depth look at how the core geometry Kg approach affects power transformation regulation capability, transformer design, inductor energy-handling capability, gapped inductor design, and toroidal inductor design. Topics include: Fundamentals of Magnetics and the Selection of Materials for Static Inverter and Converter Transformers; Transformer Design Tradeoffs; Power Transformer Design; Simplified Cut Core Inductor Design; Toroidal Powder Core Selection With DC Current; Window Utilization Factor KU; Transformer-Inductor Efficiency, Regulation, and Temperature Rise; Inductor Design With No DC Flux; Constant-Voltage Transformer Design; Current Transformer Design; Three-Phase Transformer Design; and Magnetic Component Test Circuits.

McLyman, Colonel William T., Transformer and inductor design handbook, New York: M. Dekker, c 1978. xxxiii, 428 p.

Replaced by 1988 2nd edition. Out of print but can still be found used.

McLyman, Colonel William T., Magnetic core selection for transformers and inductors: a user's guide to practice and specification, 2nd ed., New York: M. Dekker, c 1997. xxxiii, 630 p.

Written as a companion to the highly acclaimed Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Second Edition (Marcel Dekker, Inc.). Topics include: Magnetic-Core Power-Handling Ability; Transformer Output Circuits; Transformer and Inductor Design Examples; Magnetic-Core Material Tradeoff; Conversion Data for Magnet Wire; Cased Toroids; High Flux, MPP, Sendust, Kool Mu, and Iron Powder Cords; Ferrite Cores; Laminations; C Cores; Caseless Toroids; E Cores; and PC Board Mounts/Headers and Transformer Mounting Brackets.

McLyman, C. W. T., Magnetic Core Selection for Transformers and Inductors: a user's guide to practice and specification, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1982.

Supplements McLyman's first book. Includes expanded information on core characteristics in table form with Kg factors. Some manufacturers now make this material available on diskettes for use on personal computers. Topics include magnetic-core power handling ability, transformer output circuits, transformer and inductor design examples, magnetic core material tradeoff, conversion data for magnetic wire, cased toroids, MPP and iron powder cores, ferrite cores, laminations, C cores, caseless toroids, E cores, and transformer mounting brackets.

McLyman, C. W. T., Designing Magnetic Components for High Frequency DC-DC Converters, KG Magnetics, San Marino, CA, 1993. 433 p., 146 figures, 32 tables.

Written primarily to assist the circuit designer with the design of power magnetics for different topologies used in dc-to-dc converters. There are 22 design examples with step by step design procedures. Topics include: Push-Pull Converter, Weinberg Converter, Single-Ended Forward Boost Converter, Half Bridge Converter, Full Bridge Converter, Single Ended Mag-Amp, Input Inductor, Push-Pull Output Filter, Two Transistor Forward Converter, Inverted Buck/Boost, Buck Converter, Coupled Inductor, Buck-Boost Isolated Converter, Single Ended Filter and more.

McLyman, Colonel William T., High reliability magnetic devices: design and fabrication, New York: Marcel Dekker, c 2002. 1 v. (various pagings)

A pictorial guide to the design and fabrication of magnetic components. Topics include: A History of High Reliability Custom Magnetic Components, 1950 to the Present; Introduction; Symbols; Transformer and Inductor Design Philosophy; Magnetic Materials; Magnetic Cores; Window Utilization, Magnet Wire, and Insulation; Coil Winding Layer, Foil, and Toroidal; Soldering and Magnet Wire Terminations; Packaging, Enclosures, Mounts, and Headers; Polymeric Impregnate, Embedment, and Adhesives; High Voltage Design Guidelines; Testing, Evaluation, and Quality Assurance; and Index.

Meshkat, Saied (editor), Advanced Motion Control Systems, Intertec Communications, 1988. 348 p.

A collection of papers for motion control engineers. Topics include application of advanced control algorithms; use of digital signal processors to allow real time execution of complex algorithms at a reasonably high sampling rate; use of faster, more reliable power switches; taking advantage of cost-effective, high-resolution, rugged sensors for industrial environments; microprocessor controlled industrial ac drives; adaptive control (self-tuning and MRAC approach); application of digital signal processors in motion control systems; robust control; and digital position sensors (absolute and incremental).

Middlebrook, R. D., and Slobodan Cuk, Advances in Switched-Mode Power Conversion, Volumes I and II, 2nd Edition, TESLAco, 1983. 533 p. Available from TESLAco, #10 Mauchly, Irvine, CA 92718, Phone (714) 727-1960. (First edition c 1981.)

The first two volumes in the collected papers of the Power Electronics Group of the California Institute of Technology. See Cuk for the third volume.

Volume I (Modeling, Analysis, and Measurement) paper titles are:

Volume II (Switched-Mode Topologies) paper titles are:

Miller, T. J. E. (editor), Switched Reluctance Motors, Intertec PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion Magazine) Reference Library Series. Available from Intertec Communications Inc., 2472 Eastman Ave., Bldgs 33-34, Ventura, CA 93003-5774, 805 650 7070. 400 pages.

A collection of key papers on switched reluctance motors. Topics include switched reluctance motors, switched reluctance converters and controls, switched reluctance applications, and a complete annotated bibliography.

Mitchell, D. M., DC-DC Switching Regulator Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1988. 192 p.

This book is an outgrowth of a one semester senior/graduate level course in power electronics taught at the University of Iowa to meet the needs of industry. The book concentrates on mathematical principles of switching regulator behavior and is intended to complement books on application and circuit design. Topics include basic topologies, pulse width modulation, state-space averaging and linearization, voltage-mode control, current injected control, and effects of an input filter. The treatment assumes the reader has a background in linear system analysis and control systems from a state-variable approach and builds on this background.

Thirty-six MathCAD programs for calculating the Bode plots and input/output transfer functions of buck, boost, and buck/boost topologies in continuous and discontinuous conduction modes with voltage and current mode control with input and load feedforward as appropriate. Twenty pages of introductory explanation and printouts of example circuits are included.

Mohan, Ned, First Course on Power Electronics and Drives, MNPERE, 2003. 284 pages including a CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides, soft cover.

Designed with undergraduate students in mind who are likely to take only one course on this subject. Topics include: Power Electronics and Drives--Enabling Technologies, Designing Switching Power-Poles, DC-DC Converters, Designing Feedback Control in DC-DC Converters, Diode Rectifiers, Power-Factor-Correction Circuits (PFCs) and the Feedback Control, Magnetic Concepts for Power Electronics, Switch-Mode dc Power Supplies with Isolation, Designing High-Frequency Inductors and Transformers,Soft-Switching in DC-DC Converters and Inverters for Induction Heating and Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Motor Drives (DC, PMAC and Induction), Inverters for DC and AC-Motor Drives and UPS, Designing the Feedback Controller in Motor Drives, Thyristor Converters, and Utility Applications of Power Electronics and Drives.

Mohan, Ned, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design, 3rd edition, Wiley, 2003. 802. (update of 1st 1989 and 2nd 1995 edition)

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Mohan, Ned, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design, 2nd edition, Wiley, 1995. 802. (update of 1st 1989 edition)

This book describes how to design, specify, and apply power semiconductor converters. It is written as a text book but should be equally useful to practicing engineers both as a comprehensive reference and as a text for self-study. Topics include: Introduction; power electronic systems; overview of power semiconductor switches; line-frequency diode rectifiers; review of basic electrical and magnetic circuit concepts; computer simulation of power electronic converters and systems; generic power electronic circuits; line-frequency diode rectifiers; line-frequency ac uncontrolled dc; line-frequency phase-controlled rectifiers and inverters; line-frequency ac controlled dc; dc-to-dc switch-mode converters; switch-mode dc-to-ac inverters; resonant converters; zero-voltage and /or zero-current switching; switching dc power supplies; power conditioners and uninterruptible power supplies; motor drive applications; introduction to motor drives; dc-motor drives; induction motor drives; synchronous-motor drives; residential and industrial applications; electrical utility applications; optimizing the utility interface with power electronic systems; semiconductor devices; basic semiconductor physics; power diodes; bipolar junction transistors; power MOSFETs; thyristors; gate turn-off thyristors; insulated gate bipolar transistors; emerging devices and circuits; practical converter design considerations; snubber circuits; gate and base drive circuits; component temperature control and heat sinks; and design of magnetic components. (Mohan and Robbins are with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Undeland is with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway.)

Montrose, Mark I., EMC and the printed circuit board : design, theory, and layout made simple, New York: IEEE Press, c 1999. xviii, 325 p.

This reference text shows how and why RF energy is created within a printed circuit board, and the manner in which propagation occurs. Topics include: Preface, Acknowledgements, EMC Fundamentals, EMC Inside the PCB, Components and EMC, Image Planes, Bypassing and Decoupling, Transmission Lines, Signal Integrity and Crosstalk, Trace Termination, Grounding, Glossary, Bibliography, The Decibel, Fourier Analysis, Conversion Tables, International EMC Requirements, and Index. [Wiley]

Montrose, Mark I., Printed circuit board design techniques for EMC compliance: a handbook for designers, 2nd ed., New York: IEEE Press, c 2000. xxv, 307 p.

This rules-driven book, formatted for quick access and cross-reference, is ideal for electrical and EMC engineers, consultants, technicians, and PCB designers regardless of experience or educational background. [Wiley] Topics include: Preface; Introduction; Printed Circuit Board Basics; Bypassing and Decoupling; Clock Circuits, Trace Routing, and Terminations; Interconnects and I/O; Electrostatic Discharge Protection; Backplanes, Ribbon Cables, and Daughter Cards; Additional Design Techniques; Summary of Design Techniques; International EMC Requirements; The Decibel; Conversion Tables; Bibliography and References; and Index.

Morrison, R., Instrumentation Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley, 1984. 144 p.

This book provides guidance in the area of the do's and don't of instrument technology. Isolation of power supplies is one of the important topics discussed. Topics include the basics of shielding and grounding, common-mode and differential-mode signals and noise, transformers, and electromagnetic interference. Other chapters include transducers, transducer connections, plant environment, instrument environment and plant, signal conditioning, amplifier considerations, instrument requirements, digital control, testing and calibration of instruments, and future projections. The treatment is descriptive with many excellent illustrations, using mathematics to the minimum.

Morrison, R., Grounding and Shielding Techniques in Instrumentation, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 1986. 172 p.

Every engineer faces the problem of shielding and grounding. This book provides the background and approach to solve most of these problems. Topics include electrostatics, capacitance and energy storage, applying electrostatics to practical processes, practical shielding of instruments, the differential amplifier, general application problems, shielding in resistance-bridge systems, magnetic processes in instrumentation, RF processes in instrumentation, and the earth plane. The treatment is descriptive with many excellent illustrations, using mathematics to the minimum.

Motto, Jr., John William, (editor), Introduction to Solid State Power Electronics, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Semiconductor Division, Youngwood, PA 15697, 1977. 143 p.

William E. Newell's classical introduction to power electronics, from posthumous notes edited by J. W. Motto, Jr. The IEEE Power Electronics Society's William E. Newell Award for outstanding achievement in power electronics is named after Dr. Newell. Topics include an introduction to power electronics; diodes and uncontrolled rectifiers; thyristors, ac/dc converters and other naturally commutated circuits, turn-off devices and self commutated circuits, and power semiconductor device protection. Treatment is primarily descriptive with mathematics used as needed to the calculus level. Contains problems to be worked by the student.

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Original: July 22, 1996, revised April 19, 2009