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Power Electronics Simulation Onramp

Free, self-paced, interactive Simscape Electrical power electronics simulation course

Since R2022b


Power Electronics Simulation Onramp is a free, self-paced, interactive course that helps you get started with Simscape™ Electrical™.

Power Electronics Simulation Onramp teaches you to:

  • Model and simulate a buck power converter circuit.

  • Choose the appropriate level of detail, or model fidelity, to model your circuits.

  • Compare accuracy and simulation speed of models with these buck converter representations:

    • Behavioral — Ideal DC-DC converter

    • Averaged switch — Simplified buck converter with an averaged switching device

    • Piecewise linear — Simplified buck converter with an ideal semiconductor switching device

    • Nonlinear — Individual circuit components of a buck converter

  • Apply closed-loop feedback control for a voltage-controlled buck converter.

To teach concepts incrementally, Power Electronics Simulation Onramp uses tasks. You receive automated assessments and feedback after submitting tasks. Your progress is saved when you exit the training, so you can complete the training in multiple sessions.

Power Electronics Simulation Onramp describes the task, displays an interactive model, and assesses whether the model matches the requirements set by the training.

Open the Power Electronics Simulation Onramp

  • Simulink® Start Page: On the Learn tab, click the Launch button that appears when you pause on Power Electronics Simulation Onramp.

  • MATLAB® Command Window: Enter learning.simulink.launchOnramp("powerelectronics").


If you do not have a Simscape Electrical license, you can take the course at Self-Paced Online Courses.

Version History

Introduced in R2022b