Nov 26, 2018
I had trouble engaging with this course, things get more complicated and boring than the previous courses. Things also get more practical, still a great course.
Mar 13, 2017
Amazing instructor and material.\n\nGives great insight on the opperating principals of how SMPSs all around us work.
Dec 29, 2016
par zeeshan H•
Jan 13, 2018
par Rubem P•
Feb 08, 2018
Fantastic course! I learned a lot
Apr 24, 2018
I learnt the techniques about ACM and PCM method and simulate the circuit with LTspice software.In my opinion, that
par Parthkumar S B•
Jul 24, 2018
I have gone through 3 courses before this one from the power-electronics specialization and this course seems to be the best one yet. It doesn't only depend on theory, but also provides a great hands-on experience on LTSpice. Small signal responses in frequency domain are fun and very much relatable to Bode plots in theory. In addition, the course content on Inverters and PFC rectifiers and seems much more intriguing.
par Rahul K•
Jun 30, 2019
Exceptional Course content.
par Alexey D•
Oct 03, 2016
I really enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the course but I was a little bit disappointed by the set of problems for Homework #4. In my view, the whole set should be reviewed in order to make
par Thomas E M•
Feb 21, 2017
The material was valuable, but support very spotty. It took a long time to get feedback, and I usually fought through the question by the time a mentor got back. Maybe that's how it should be.
Also; I got 100% for all weekly tests, but this reflects some social engineering skills on top of electrical engineering. Some numerical answers require 3 decimal place accuracy based on whatever approximations went into the original calculations for the number required by the Grading Bot. For example, one question involving phase margin had the wrong answer in the Bot; however, the number the Bot wanted was plausibly in the same measured output that LTSpice delivers when it calculates cross over frequency and the phase angle of the cross over frequency (which the Bot treated as correct). I spent 15-20 hrs on each week's material, frequently to sort out stuff like that. Can only give 4 stars.
On the plus side, the mini-quizzes (with answers provided after bad guesses) were fantastic, and I hope future versions of this material will build on that.
Apr 26, 2017
Overall great course, homework problems could be a little muddy at time and the significant figures asked for can be unnecessarily tedious
par Jehan A L•
Mar 18, 2017
It was very helpful and pleasant lecture. I learned the many. So thank you very much for all lecturers.
par Periklis S•
Nov 23, 2016
Knowledge obtained is very valuable, but teaching stuff should improve by solving more examples in detail.
Aug 16, 2018
The support was poor and many of the exam questions not so well defined. Otherwise, great materials and examples.
par Muhammad A A•
Nov 20, 2017
I found the lectures to be quite non-intuitive. They were hard to follow and even harder to map onto the assignments.
The instructor seems very much like instructors I used to have at my university here in Pakistan. They too took great pride in making their lectures as cryptic as possible. Making student's life hell was/is their top priority.
On the other hand, I am thankful to the instructor for offering this course on Coursera. There was no other way I could have got acquainted with converter control. Yes, the instruction in this course is mind boggling, but the quizzes give an idea of the kind of problems involved in converter control design. Without this course, I would have had no chance to become aware of these problems. For this, I am in debt to the instructor. Thank you very much for offering this content online!
This review is bitter sweet, but it is what it is.
par Carlos G L•
Apr 20, 2018
Had to spend quite some time with LTSpice, as I didn't know much about the tool. Also, spending time rounding up numerical solutions for some exercises' answers is not that cool.
par victor g•
Jul 21, 2017
Great for applied technology on low power DC/DC converters
par Jacky H•
Feb 28, 2018
No doubt that Prof. Maksimovic is an intelligent, patient and professional academic, which can be easily seen from the forum discussion. His lecture, however, seems lack some excitement, especially when some subjects are "repeated" yet not identical.
The homeworks are much easier than those of the last three courses, maybe because serving as an encouragement helping people to get through the course.
I totally appreciate the wonder material that is offered here, and sincere salute to Prof. Erickson and Prof. Maksimovic.