Course Abstract Details

XENEE-206, Electrical and Digital Circuit Lab.

Credits: 2

Course Description

ENEE-206, Electrical and Digital Circuit Laboratory, is an introduction to the construction of working electrical and digital circuits and basic measurement techniques and electrical laboratory equipment such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, and DLAs. Students will design, simulate, construct and evaluate circuits containing passive elements, operational amplifiers and digital integrated circuits. Both transient and steady state responses of these circuits will be studied. Prerequisite: ENEE-244 with a minimum "C" grade; Co-requisite: ENEE-204. One hour lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Two credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Effectively design, build and test circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, operational amplifiers, and current ICs. (PG-2)(GE-3)

2. Implement digital logic fundamentals to design and build digital circuits, switching circuits, sequence analyzers and decoders. (PG-2) (GE-3)

3. Use simulation tools to design circuits and analyze performance. (PG-2,3) (GE-2,3)

4. Follow a complete design process from designing and drawing circuits and wiring diagrams, to bread boarding circuits, and trouble-shooting results. (PG-2,3,4) (GE-3)

5. Use basic test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, sweep generators, and DLAs to evaluate the performance of circuits. (PG-2,3) (GE-3)

6. Explain basic limitations, inaccuracies, and tolerances of test equipment, components, and procedures. (PG-2,) (GE-2,3)

7. Analyze experimental data using statistical and other quantitative and qualitative methods to compare designs and results. (PG-2) (GE-2,3)

8. Demonstrate experimental and collaborative skills by conducting investigations that require the formulation of hypotheses, collection and analysis/interpretation of data, and presentation of results. (PG-3,4) (GE-1,2,3,4)

Lawson, W. Laboratory Manual, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2008. [ISBN-13: 978-0-07-340884-2]
NOTE TO ASE REVIEWERS: Carroll has contacted McGraw-Hill publishers to discuss modifications to the portions of this Laboratory Manual that are specific to the UMCP lab and lab equipment.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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