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ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
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Dual-Level Course
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Analog Electronics Laboratory
Analog Electronics Lab
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering (14ECE)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ECE 492-008F1310
ECE 492-008S143
ECE 492-008F1415
ECE 492-008S1513
ECE 492-008F1514
ECE 492-008S1610
ECE 492-008F1613
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory6
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Robert M Kolbas
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory1515NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: ECE 302

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14EEBSElectrical EngineeringElective
14CPBSComputer EngineeringElective
A hands on laboratory based course with two construction projects (dual power supply, high frequency buffer amplifier) and six breadboard based activities with a focus on operational amplifiers and their applications. Student must have a portable computer and 'Digilent Analog Discovery'. Topics include: amplifier performance, integrator/differentiator, filters, converters (I to V, V to I) and audio circuits.

Student request more hands on opportunities to gain real world experience.


Yes
Students must have their own portable computer, purchase a 'Digilent Analog Discovery' for measurements ($240) and purchase electronic components ($100).
Is this a GEP Course?
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Hands on laboratory based course where participants design, construct and test a variety of operational amplifier based circuits.  There are two construction projects that require soldering and physical construction of a finished product (that you keep).  There are six bread board based projects that investigate the fundamentals of op amp parameters and the application of op amps to implement a variety of circuit functions (e.g. amplifiers, integrators/differentiators, filters, differential amps). 


Student Learning Outcomes

Apply basic knowledge of Kirchhoff’s Laws and complex impedance to determine the transfer function of an operational amplifier (op amp) circuit.


Read and analyze a manufacturer's data sheet for an op amp.


Demonstrate the ability to solder.


Design, construct and test a dual power supply that satisfies a set of electrical requirements and safety standards. Document the results in a written report. Use and maintain this power supply for the remainder of the semester.


Use the Analog Discovery (PC based oscilloscope, network analyzer, Bode plotter, FFT) to measure circuit performance and demonstrate mastery.


Analyze measurements to determine if a circuit is working properly. Learn how to trouble shoot a malfunctioning circuit and correct the problem.


Design, construct and test a high frequency buffer amplifier on a printer circuit board.


Define and explain the consequences of the following parameters relative to the performance of an op amp: small signal gain, large signal gain, gain bandwidth product, slew rate, input offset voltage, input bias current, output impedance, noise and harmonic distortion.


Construct and demonstrate (on a breadboard) the following circuits: integrator, differentiator, high/low/band pass filter, differential amp, instrumentation amp, voltage to current converter, voltage to frequency converter, optical receiver, constant current source, and audio amp.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Lab assignments30Construction Projects: Design, construct, test, demonstrate the operation of 1) a quad power supply and 2) a high speed buffer amplifier
Lab assignments50Lab projects: Complete all six labs by demonstrating circuit functionality on a breadboard.
Project10Final Project: Student proposes a project (‘contract’), instructor approves, student satisfies ‘contract’.
Participation10Lab safety, professionalism
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
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aeherget (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:25:42 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus based on friendly suggestions from UCCC members at the March 14, 2018 Meeting provided via email 3/16/2018.
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