Power Electronics Books - S

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

Seguier, G., Power Electronic Converters - AC/DC Conversion, McGraw-Hill, 1986. 152 p.

Part of a four part series on power electronics (ac-dc, ac-ac, dc-ac, and dc-dc conversion) written by French academics working with industry to reduce research in power electronics to a usable form. This is the first book in the series and covers ac-dc conversion (rectification). Topics include semiconductors used, diode rectifier configurations, effect of rectification on the supply system, effects of load characteristics, and thyristor rectifiers. Mathematical treatment is algebraic, trigonometric, and Fourier analysis.

Sen, P. C. (Paresh Chandra), Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics, 2nd ed., New York: John Wiley & Sons, c 1997. xxi, 615 p.

This new edition combines the traditional areas of electric machinery with the latest in modern control and power electronics. It includes coverage of multi-machine systems, brushless motors and switched reluctance motors, as well as constant flux and constant current operation of induction motors. It also features additional material on new solid state devices such as Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors and MOS-Controlled Thryistors [Source: Wiley]. Topics include: Magnetic Circuits, Transformers, Electromechanical Energy Conversion, DC Machines, Induction (Asynchronous) Machines, Synchronous Machines, Single-Phase Motors, Special Machines, Transients and Dynamics, Power Semiconductor Converters, Appendices, and Index.

Severns, R., and J. Armijos, (editors) MOSPOWER Applications Handbook, Siliconix Inc., 1984. Siliconix Inc., 2202 Lourelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95045, (408) 988-8000.

A collection of original papers, reworked papers, and new material on power MOSFETs. The intent is to provide a balance of basic theory and practical design information on power MOSFETs. Topics include: Introduction to MOSPOWER FETs; power MOSFET structures; MOSFET electrical characteristics; thermal design and SOA; practical design considerations; applications information; testing and reliability; and appendices on calculator programs for calculating RMS value of drain current and thermal impedance; table of symbols; glossary of terms; additional references; and MOSPOWER selector guide.

Severns, R. P., and G. Bloom, Modern DC-DC Switchmode Power Conversion Circuits, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1985. 152 p. Out of print. An updated reprint is available from the Power Supply Manufacturing Association (PSMA)

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Shepard, J. D., Power Supplies, Reston Publishing Co., 1984. 152 p.

An introductory text primarily written for those who select or buy power supplies. Topics include power conversion techniques, circuit configurations, specifications, reliability, quality, protection and distribution, Government and industry standards, make/buy determinations, and trends in the technology. Treatment is primarily descriptive.

Shepard, W., L. N. Hull, and D. T. W. Liang, Power Electronics and Motor Control, 2nd ed., Cambridge; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, c 1995. xxiii, 539 p.

This clear and concise advanced textbook is a comprehensive introduction to power electronics. It considers the topics of analogue electronics, electric motor control and adjustable speed electrical drives, both a.c. and d.c. In recent years, great changes have taken place in the types of semiconductor devices used as power switches in engineering applications. In this second edition of a popular text, a further completely new chapter has been added, dealing with the application of PWM techniques in induction motor speed control. The chapters dealing with electronic switching devices and with adjustable speed drives have been entirely rewritten, to ensure the text is completely up-to-date. With numerous worked examples, exercises, and the many diagrams, advanced undergraduates and postgraduates will find this a readable and immensely useful introduction to the subject of power electronics. [From publisher's website.]

Singh, Ranbir, and B. Jayant Baliga, Cryogenic operation of silicon power devices, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, c 1998. xviii, 148 p.

Presents the different characteristics of power devices operated below -55 C (220 K), down to 77 K including commercial devices. Topics include: Introduction, Temperature Dependence of Silicon Properties, Schottky Barrier Diodes, P-I-N Diode, Power Bipolar Transistors, Power MOSFETs, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors, Power Junction Field Effect Transistors, Asymmetric Field Controlled Thyristors, Thyristors, Synopsis, and References.

Skvarenina, Tim L. (editor) The power electronics handbook, Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, c 2002. p. 664 (various pagings).

Provides a comprehensive coverage of the power electronics field. Topics include: POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Overview, Diodes, Schottky Diodes, Thryistors, Bipolar Junction Transistors, MOSFETs, Gate Turn-Off Thyristors, IGBTs, IGCTs, Comparison Testing of Switches. POWER ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND CONTROLS: DC-CD Converters, Choppers, Buck Converters, Boost Converters, Cuk Converters, Buck-Boost Converters, AC-AC Conversion, Cycloconverters, Matrix Converters, Rectifiers, Uncontrolled Single-Phase, Uncontrolled and Controlled Rectifiers, Three-Phase Pulse-Width-Modulated Boost-Type Rectifiers, Inverters, DC-AC Conversion, Resonant Converters, Series-Resonant Inverters, Resonant DC-Link Inverters, Auxiliary Resonant Commutated Pole Inverters, Multilevel Converters, Multilevel Voltage Source Modulation, Fundamental Multilevel Converter Topologies, Cascaded Multilevel Converter Topologies, Multilevel Converter Laboratory Examples, Modulation Strategies, Six Step Modulation, Pulse Width Modulation, Third Harmonic Injection for Voltage Boost of PWM Signals, Generation of PWM Signals Using Microcontrollers and DSPs, Voltage-Source-Based Current Regulation, Hysteresis Feedback Control, Sliding Mode Control of Switched Mode Power Supplies, Introduction to Sliding-Mode Control, Basics of Sliding-Mode Theory, Application of Sliding-Mode Control to DC-DC Converters-Basic Principle, Sliding=Mode Control of Buck DC-DC Converters, Extension to Boost and Buck-Boost DC-DC Converters, Extension to Cuk and SEPIC DC-DC Converters, and General-Purpose Sliding-Mode Control, and Implementation. APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS: DC Motor Drives, DC Motor Basics, DC Speed Control, DC Derive Basics, Transistor PWM DC Drives, SCR DC Drives, AC Machines Controlled as DC Machines, Machine Construction, Motor Characteristics, Power Electronic Converter, Position Sensing, Pulsating Torque Components, Torque-Speed Characteristics, Applications, Control of Induction Machine Drives, Scalar Induction Machine Control, Vector Control of Induction Machines,Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives, Construction pf PMSM Drive Systems, Simulation and Model, Controlling the PMSM, Advanced Topics in PMSM Drives, Switched Reluctance Machines, SRM Configuration, Basic Principle of Operation, Design, Converter Topologies, Control Strategies, Sensorless Control, Applications, Step Motor Drives, Types and Operation of Step Motors, Step Motor Models, Control of Step Motors, Servo Drives, DC Drives, Induction Motor Drives, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, UPS Functions, Static UPS Topologies, Rotary UPSs, Alternate AC and DC Sources, Power Quality and Utility Interface Issues, Power Quality Considerations, Passive Harmonic Filters, Active Filters for Power Conditioning, Unity Power Factor Rectification, Photovoltaic Cells and Systems, Solar Cell Fundamentals, Utility Interactive PV Applications, Stand-Alone PV Systems,Flexible, Reliable, Intelligent Electric Energy Delivery Systems, The Concept of FRIENDS, Development of FRIENDS, The Advanced Power Electronic Technologies with QCCs, Significance of FRIENDS, Realization of FRIENDS, Unified Power Flow Controller, Power Flow on a Transmission Line, UPFC Description and Operation, UPFC Modeling, Control Design, Case Study, More-Electric Vehicles, Aircraft, Terrestrial Vehicles, Principles of Magnetics, Nature of a Magnetic Field, Electromagnetism, Magnetic Flux Density, Magnetic Circuits, Magnetic Field Intensity, Maxwell's Equations, Inductance, Practical Considerations, Computer Simulation of Power Electronics, Code Qualification and Model Validation, Basic Concepts-Simulation of a Buck Converter, and Advanced Techniques-Simulation of a Full-Bridge Converter.

Smith, Douglas C., High frequency measurements and noise in electronic circuits, New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold (Kluwer), c 1993. 231 p.

This guide helps engineers solve design problems related to the new high frequency standard in electronics. It takes the mystery out of how to make necessary measurements, interpret results, and engineer solutions to specific noise problems. The relationship between high frequency noise to final product reliability and Electromagnetic Inference (EMI) performance is fully clarified, and guidelines to writing meaningful specifications on noise performance are provided. Users also gain an understanding of the transition between the time and frequency domains.(Synopsis from UK Amazon)

Smith, Marvin (editor), Smart Power Economics, Technology, and Applications, 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. 700 pages.

A collection of papers dedicated to Smart Power Integrated Circuits. Topics include the big picture; reliability; devices, materials and processing; testing and packaging; analysis, modeling and simulation. Application categories include models for motor control, power supplies, automotive, and other.

Smith, S., Magnetic Components - Design and Application, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1984.

Written primarily for the circuit designer and power processing system designer who want to design their own magnetics. Topics include low frequency power transformers, optimization, power reactors, nonlinear magnetics, current transformers, pulse transformers, field gradient control, heat transfer, and materials and fabrication methods. Some derivations require knowledge of calculus but only algebraic formulas are used for design.

Steinberg, Dave S., Cooling techniques for electronic equipment, 2nd ed. New York : Wiley, c 1982. xx, 483 p.

Designing electronic hardware to withstand severe thermal environments. Topics include: Evaluating the Cooling Requirements, Designing the Electronic Chassis, Conduction Cooling for Chassis and Circuit Boards, Mounting and Cooling Techniques for Electronic Components, Practical Guides for Natural Convection and Radiation Cooling, Forced-Air Cooling for Electronics, Thermal Stresses in Lead Wires, Solder Joints and Plated Through-holes, Predicting the Fatigue Life in Thermal Cycling and Vibration Environment, Transient Cooling for Electronic Systems, Special Applications for Tough Cooling Jobs, Effective Cooling for Large Racks and Cabinets, Finite Element Methods for Mathematical Modeling, Environmental Stress Screening Techniques, and References.

Storm, H. F., Magnetic Amplifiers, Wiley, 1955.

Explains the fundamentals underlying the operation of magnetic amplifiers and illustrates principle uses. Topics include magnetics, magnetic amplifiers, components, and application. Primarily descriptive with algebraic equations.

Stout, M. B., Basic Electrical Measurements, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1960.

Popular undergraduate text in electrical measurement. Topics include electrical units, experimental and statistical analysis, computation aides, measurement (using various measuring techniques and instruments) of resistance, capacitance, mutual inductance, voltage, current, and power. Mathematical treatment is algebra, complex algebra, trigonometry, and simple statistics.

Subrahmanyam, Vedam, Power electronics, New York: J. Wiley, 1997. xii, 786 p.

This text for undergraduate students focuses on the physical principles and behavior of the thyristor family of power converters. Topics include: The Thyristors and Their Characteristics, Line Commutated Converters, Phase Controlled Cycloconverters, A.C. Voltage Controller, D.C. to D.C. Conversion, Inverters, and Index.

Sum, K. Kit, Switch Mode Power Conversion, Basic Theory and Design, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1984. 152 p.

Presents the fundamentals of switched-mode power supplies. Topics include switched-mode power converters, calculator-aided analysis and design, design of magnetic components, stability considerations, input-filter interactions, and performance measurement and evaluation. The several appendices include one on state-space-averaging and one on SPICE models for computer simulation. Contains an extensive bibliography. Mathematical treatment through state-variables.

Sum, K. Kit (editor), "Recent Developments in Resonant Power Conversion, Intertec PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion Magazine) Reference Library Series, 1988. 152 p. Available from Intertec Communications Inc., 2472 Eastman Ave., Bldgs 33-34, Ventura, CA 93003-5774, 805 650 7070.

A collection of papers relevant to high frequency resonant power conversion. The invited introductory paper is written by Dr. Stephen Freeland. Papers are grouped into the categories of Analysis, Design, and Modeling; Resonant Switches; Control; Experimental Designs; and Components, Materials, and Packaging.

Sze, S. M., Semiconductor Devices and Technology, Wiley, 1985.

This book is an introduction to the physical principles of semiconductor devices and their fabrication technology. It is intended as a textbook for undergraduate students in applied physics, electrical engineering, and materials science; it can also be used as a reference for practicing engineers and scientists who need an update on device and technology developments. Topics include energy bands and carrier concentrations, carrier transport phenomena, p-n junction, bipolar devices, unipolar devices, microwave devices, photonic devices, crystal growth and epitaxy, oxidation and film deposition, diffusion and ion implantation, lithography and etching, and integrated devices.

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