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ECE 562 - Power Electronics I

  • 3 credits

Switch mode and resonant converters, control using switch averaged dynamic models, modeling of all circuit components including sources, loads, and switches.


ECE 332 (Electronics Principles II) with a grade of C or better


James Cale
James Cale

Dr. James Cale is an Associate Professor in the Systems Engineering Department at Colorado State University, with joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research focuses on the modeling, control and design optimization of energy sources and systems. His background and interests are in the areas of energy conversion, power-electronic drive systems, microgrids, finite-inertia power systems, computational and applied electromagnetics, design optimization, hardware-in-the-loop, and machine learning algorithms. Prior to joining CSU, he led the Integrated Devices & Systems group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Before that he worked in senior design engineering roles at Advanced Energy Industries and Orbital ATK (since acquired by Northrop Grumman). In 2022-2023 he served as Chief Technology Officer at Moser Energy Systems. James earned his doctorate in electrical engineering (with honors) from Purdue University, where he was funded by an NSF IGERT fellowship. He earned his BSEE from Missouri University of Science & Technology (summa cum laude). He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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