Power Electronics Books - W

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

Walker, N. Edward, The Design Analysis Handbook - A Practical Guide to Design Validation, DBS Publishing, Land-O-Lakes, Florida, 1994. 245 pages.

Written to provide a straight-forward, no-nonsense guide to practical design validation. Topics include: an introduction to design analysis; how to perform a worst case analysis; design validation and tips; safety analysis; bad science and other hazards; electronics analysis tips and techniques; how to survive an engineering project; the DACI worst case analysis standard; and worst case analysis sample report. Associated web site Design/Analysis Consultants, Inc.

Wassink, R. J. Klein, Soldering in Electronics, 2nd ed., Electrochemical Publications, Isle of Man, British Isles, 19??. 753 p.

A comprehensive treatise on soldering technology for surface mounting and through-hole techniques. Written to cover soldering technique for mass production of electronic connection, although many items treated are useful to other branches of soldering technology. Topics include: Soldering in electronics; wetting of surfaces; thermal aspects of soldering; solder alloys; fluxes for soldering; solderable materials; assessment of solderability; joints on printed circuit boards; machine soldering of printed boards; reflow soldering; manual soldering and repair soldering; and the quality of solder joints.

Watson, J. K., Applications of Magnetism, Originally published by Wiley, 1980. Printed by Storter Printing Company, 1985. Out of print. An updated reprint is available from the Power Supply Manufacturing Association (PSMA)

Intended as an introduction to electrical engineering applications of magnetism for the advanced undergraduate student, this book provides a theoretical foundation missing in most design oriented books on magnetics. Topics include flux density, field strength, ferromagnetism, losses due to changing inductance, electronic applications with cores, magnetic recording and reproduction, and distributed magnetics. Mathematical treatment through vector analysis.

Whitaker, Jerry C., Power vacuum tubes handbook, 2nd ed., Boca Raton: CRC Press, c 1999. xvi, 710 p. ISBN: 0849313457 (alk. paper), LC Control Number: 99021062

This handbook examines the underlying technology of each type of power vacuum tube device in common use today. Topics include: Power Vacuum Tube Applications, Modulation Systems and Characteristics, Vacuum Tube Basics, Designing Vacuum Tube Circuits, Applying Vacuum Tube Devices, Microwave Power Tubes, RF Interconnection and Switching, Cooling Considerations, Reliability Considerations, Device Performance Criteria, and Safe Handling of Vacuum Tube Devices.

Whittington, H. W., Switched Mode Power Supplies: Design and Construction, 2nd ed., Wiley, 1996. 224 p.

An updated and expansion of the book the authors first published in 1992. Topics include: Introduction; specifications; rectifier circuits; basic converter circuits; circuit design considerations; other switching converters; magnetics theory and practice; wound component production; chokes - design examples; transformer - design examples; dc choke; semiconductor devices; control requirements and techniques; power supply small signal response; error amplifier compensation; power supply management; electromagnetic interference; input rectifiers with unity power factor; protection of SMPS; and reliability and cooling. A set of eight 40 to 60 minute video tapes on the same subject by the authors are available from EUMOS Ltd., University of Edinburgh.

Williams, B. W., Power Electronics: Devices, Drivers and Applications, Wiley, 1987. 337 p.

Intended to bridge the gap between semiconductor devices and device application in power electronics. Part I is the theory of power diodes and transistors including ratings and cooling. Part II includes load characteristics, driving transistors on and off, protecting transistors, and series and parallel operation. Part III is about applications including naturally commutated converters, ac voltage regulation, thyristor forced commutative dc choppers, static power inverters, and switched-mode power supplies. Mathematical treatment is trigonometric and calculus.

Williams, B. W., Power Electronics: Devices, Drivers, Applications, and Passive Components, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, 1992. 542 p.

The objective of this book is to bridge the gap between semiconductor device theory and device application in the area of power electronics. Topics include: devices; basic semiconductor physics and technology; the PN junction; power switching devices and their static electrical characteristics; electrical ratings and characteristics of power semiconductor devices; cooling of power switching semiconductor devices; drivers; load considerations; driving the transistor, and its protection; driving the thyristor and its protection; switching-aid circuits with energy recovery; series and parallel device operations and protection; applications; naturally commutating converters; ac voltage regulators; thyristor forced commutated dc choppers; static power inverters; switched-mode power supplies; passive components; capacitors; soft magnetic materials; and resistors.

Williams, B. W., Power Electronics: Devices, Drivers, Applications, and Passive Components, electronic version in PDF files, 2006.

The book is in four parts. Part 1 covers semiconductor switching devices, their electrical and thermal characteristics and properties. Part 2 describes device driving and protection, while part 3 presents a number of generic applications. The final part, Part 4, introduces capacitors, magnetic components, and resistors, and their characteristics relevant to power electronic applications. All of the documents are in PDF format available at http://www.eee.strath.ac.uk/~bwwilliams/book.htm

Williams, Jim, Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science and Personalities, EDN Series for Design Engineers, Butterworth Heinemann, Mass., 1990. 368 p.

Jim Williams and 23 other masters of analog design share their experience, knowledge, insights, and wit. Major headings include: What is analog circuit design; the making of an analog engineer; institutions and insights; and techniques, tips, and applications. (from publisher's description.) Jim Williams is staff scientist at Linear Technology Corp., Milpitas, California.

Williams, Jim, The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design, EDN Series for Design Engineers, Butterworth Heinemann, Mass., 1995. 392 p.

A companion text to the earlier Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science and Personalities, seventeen contributors present more viewpoints on analog circuit design. Topics include: Learning how; the importance of fixing; thoughts on becoming and being an analog circuit designer; cargo cult science; making it work; signal conditioning in oscilloscopes and the spirit of invention; one trip down the IC development road; analog breadboarding; who wakes the bugler; tripping the light fantastic; selling it; analog circuit design for fun and profit; a new graduate's guide to the analog interview; John Harrison's ticking box; guidance and commentary; Moore's law; analog circuit design; there's no place like home; it starts with tomorrow; the art and science of linear IC design; analog design - thought process; bag of tricks; trial and error or dumb luck. Jim Williams is staff scientist at Linear Technology Corp., Milpitas, California.

Williams, Tim, EMC for product designers, 3rd ed., Oxford ; Boston : Newnes, 2001.

Covers the latest legal requirements, as well as the latest best practice in EMC compliance and product design. Topics include: Preface, Introduction, Standards, Emissions measurements, Immunity tests, Interference coupling mechanisms, Layout and grounding, Digital and analogue circuit design, Interfaces, filtering and shielding, EMC management design checklist, CAD for EMC, Useful tables and formulae, The EU and EEA countries, Glossary, Bibliography, and Index

Wood, P., Switching Power Converters, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1981, reprinted by Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Melbourne, FL, 1984. 462 p.

Intended for both the graduate student first meeting switching power converters and the practicing engineer well-versed in design subtleties. It is not a design manual; no one should expect to design a converter merely through reading, or completing a course based on, the material presented. The book provides an introduction to the existence functions of Gyugyi and Pelly and tries to integrate the whole field of power conversion. Topics include conversion functions and the switching matrix, existence functions, dc-to-dc converters, ac-to-dc and dc-to-ac converters, ac-ac converters, interfacing converters with real sources and loads, semiconductor switching devices, commutation in switching power converters, impulse-commutating circuits, control for converters, and converter applications.

Wu, Keng C., Pulse width modulated DC/DC converters, New York: Chapman & Hall: International Thomson Pub. (Kluwer), c 1997. xiii, 234 p.

Topics include: Part I: The fundamentals: Capacitor, inductor, and transformer. Topology_basics of DC/DC converters. Passive filter and frequency content of waveforms. Part II: Forward converter: Steady-state duty cycle equation. Output voltage regulation. Small signal stability analysis. Series-pass regulator. Time-domain studies and filter design. High stress parts and power dissipation. Part III: Flyback converter and boost converters: Flyback converter in discontinuous conduction mode. Boost converter in continuous conduction mode. Part IV: Current-mode and simulation: current-mode control. Simulation of PWM forward converter. Simulation of flyback converter with current-mode control. Appendix. References. Index.

Wu, Keng C., Transistor circuits for spacecraft power system, Norwell, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers ; c 2003. 217 p.

Topics include: Preface. Part I: 1. Junction Diode Circuits. 2. Discrete Transistor Circuits. 3. Operational Amplifiers. 4. Transistors and Operational Amplifiers Combined- Medium Scale Circuit. Part II: 5. Introduction of Spacecraft Power System. 6. Boost Converter Battery Discharger. 7. Solar Array Shunt Regulators. 8. Linear Shunt. 9. Sequential Pulse Width Modulated Shunts. 10. Free Running switching Shunt Ripple Regulator. 11. Switching-mode Battery Charger. Reference. Appendix. Index.

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