ElectrONiX – Power
ElectrONiX – Power

ElectrONiX – Power

Graz University of Technology

Institute of Electronics


Duration 3 units
Unit 4 hours/unit
Licence CC BY 4.0
Participants 325
Availability Unlimited
Start Date 1 December 2022
Costs € 0.00

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ElectrONiX MOOC Series - Online Courses on Basics of Analog and Digital Electronics and Amplifiers

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General Course Information

Electronics is the science of controlling electrical current. Probably the most important control elements available to us in digital electronics are transistors. With them, digital calculations can be realized, as well as memory structures can be built.

However, every electronic system needs a power supply. This can be done, for example, with linear regulators or switched mode power supplies. They bring their individual advantages and disadvantages with them. An eye must also be kept on the so-called electromagnetic compatibility.


Course Content

In this MOOC, we mainly deal with different voltage supplies and discuss their strengths and weaknesses, also with regard to electromagnetic compatibility. The main focus is thus on the topics of linear regulators, switching power supplies and the basics of electromagnetic compatibility.

The course is divided into three parts:

  1. Linear Voltage Regulators
  2. Switched Mode Power Supplies
  3. Fundamentals of EMC

Course Goals

The learning objectives of the individual sections are divided into four learning objective taxonomy levels and are detailed again in the respective sections. For the sake of clarity, only the learning objectives of the highest taxonomy level are listed here.

  • Calculate the efficiency of a given circuit with linear regulator and then dimension the heat sink.
  • Dimension a buck/boost/invert converter in continuous mode using given specifications.
  • Interpret the effect of protective measures and concepts against ESD.
  • Comment on countermeasures against differential/common mode faults

Previous Knowledge

The MOOC assumes only some basic knowledge of electrical engineering. This includes:

  • Ohm's law,
  • Kirchhoff's circuit rules,
  • Alternating and direct current,
  • Basics of electrical components (resistor, coil, capacitor, voltage and current sources).
  • Basics of electronics (diodes, bipolar transistors, MOSFETs, transistor circuits and operational amplifiers, see ElectrONiX - Amplifiers)
  • Passive filters and resonant circuits (See ElectrOnix - Resonance)

Course Procedure

Each unit is structured as follows:

  1. The first videos lay the theoretical foundations of each unit.
  2. These Videos are followed by a voluntary self-examination to check the theoretical knowledge.
  3. The following block deals with practical examples,
  4. again followed by a voluntary self-examination.
  5. For the particularly motivated, we offer additional material. This can be simulation examples or detailed elaborations.
  6. Finally, there is a test. In order to obtain a certificate, at least 75% of the points must be achieved.
  7. Positive completion of the test results in receiving a badge.

Questions can be asked in the accompanying forum. These can then be answered by both the course creators and the participants.


For actively participating in the course you will receive an automatic certificate which includes your username, the course name as well as the completed lessons. We want to point out that this certificate merely confirms that the user answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions correctly.

In addition, a badge is created for each unit, which can be downloaded as an image.


This work is licensed under a CC BY 4.0. This includes all pictures with the exception of all logos.


This course can be taken concurrently with the course  "Dimensionierung elektronischer Schaltungen, VO/Diomensioning of Electronic Circuits, L", "Dimensionierung elektronischer Schaltungen, UE/Diomensioning of Electronic Circuits, Pracitcals", "Dimensionierung elektronischer Schaltungen, Labor/Diomensioning of Electronic Circuits, Laboratory", "Leistungslektronik, VO/Power Electronics, L", "Electromagnetic Compatibility for Electronic Systems, L", "Electromagnetic Compatibility for Electronic Systems, Laboratory" und "Electronic Circuit Design 3, L"  at Graz University of Technology.

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Course Instructor

Institute of Electronics
Institute of Electronics
Project Lead:

Dominik Zupan

ElectrONiX MOOC Team:

Sabrina Koffler, Christoph Maier, Michael Fuchs, Nikolaus Czepl, Clara Scheiber, Ko Odreitz

Video Editing and Sound:

Martin Schachl, Daniel Brantner (LLT TU Graz), Stefan Janisch (LLT TU Graz), Stefanie Frossard


Ćazim Sinanagić

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This MOOC was funded by the METIS ("MicroElectronics, Training, Industry and Skills") project within the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. More information about the project is available at  https://www.metis4skills.eu/.

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