This paper presents a microcontroller based closed loop speed control of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive powered through Asymmetric Half Bridge Converter (AHBC). Conduction angle control method is adopted for speed control and it is done by adjusting the duty cycle of PWM signal using a potentiometer. The performance comparison of speed control of SRM drive through single switch per phase converter and AHBC is performed with the help of soft chopping in conduction angle control method. © 2021 Institute of Physics Publishing. All rights reserved.