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Emulator of a Boost Converter for Educational Purposes

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Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, 26006 Logroño, Spain
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Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica y de las Comunicaciones, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, Universidad de Cantabria, 39005 Santander, Spain
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Electronics 2020, 9(11), 1883; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9111883
Received: 13 October 2020 / Revised: 2 November 2020 / Accepted: 6 November 2020 / Published: 9 November 2020
Project-based learning (PBL) is proposed for the development of a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) platform and the design of its digital controller for an undergraduate course on Digital Electronic Systems. The objective for students is the design of a digitally controlled HIL Boost converter, a digital pulse-width modulator (DPWM) and a current mode controller, implemented in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices. To this end, the different parts of the project are developed and evaluated, maximizing the use of FPGA resources in the design of the HIL and DPWM blocks, and applying design techniques that minimize the use of the digital resources used in the design of the controller. Students are equipped with a new individualized educational experience, allowing them to test their technical competence and knowledge in an environment close to the reality of the industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hardware-in-the-Loop, HIL; power converter; Boost; digital control; current control; FPGA; education; undergraduate; project-based learning, PBL Hardware-in-the-Loop, HIL; power converter; Boost; digital control; current control; FPGA; education; undergraduate; project-based learning, PBL
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Lamo, P.; de Castro, Á.; Brañas, C.; Azcondo, F.J. Emulator of a Boost Converter for Educational Purposes. Electronics 2020, 9, 1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9111883

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Lamo P, de Castro Á, Brañas C, Azcondo FJ. Emulator of a Boost Converter for Educational Purposes. Electronics. 2020; 9(11):1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9111883

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Lamo, Paula; de Castro, Ángel; Brañas, Christian; Azcondo, Francisco J. 2020. "Emulator of a Boost Converter for Educational Purposes" Electronics 9, no. 11: 1883. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9111883

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