Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics to the control systems and conversion of electric power. Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics for the control and conversion of electric power. Its converters can be found wherever there is a need to modify a form of electrical energy.Power electronics is a key enabling technology in all electronic systems and is increasingly important in the grid interface of renewable energy sources and in efficient electrical loads. The necessity for power electronics technology in the rapidly growing areas create an increasing need for design engineers equipped with knowledge and skills to actively participate in multidisciplinary teams.
The key responsibilities of Power Electronics Engineer is to develop next generation power converters for DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-DC conversion systems.They need to perform necessary analysis for Power Electronic Circuits, develop control Algorithms to integrate systems such as solar systems with the power electronic controls and design necessary digital and analog Control Electronic circuits.They also need to develop micro processor, Digital Signal Processor based controls and develop necessary embedded software for control.They need to ensure that the products satisfy UL, CSA, IEC, IEEE, EU and EN requirements and evaluate and debug circuit design.