The hardware of the single-phase project consists of a 10cm by 10cm printed circuit board that hosts 5 electronics blocks.
These blocks implement functions which are necessary to the operation of the power electronics converter.
Figure 1 illustrates these blocks.
Each block is explained in detail in the sections below, in terms of theory, sizing and photos.
The Power Block manages the current flow between its input and output through the control of power switches.
The details of the converter topology are given in the theory link below.
The sizing of the converter and it components is given in the sizing page.