GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Department of Physical Science and Engineering
Welcome to Circuit Laboratory!
EGR 245 Electronic and Digital Circuit Laboratory
Reference No. 9459
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Scott D. Johnson, Associate Professor, Engineering Coordinator, Physical Sciences and Engineering
OTHER LOCATIONS: CH-308 (Faculty Resource Room) and CH-100 (Department)
PHONE NUMBERS: 301-386-7536 (Office) or 301-322-0420 (Department Main Line)
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
To facilitate e-mail communication with me, please include the following code: CCGP07 along with the course designation (EGR 245) in the subject of any e-mails to me during the Summer 2007 semester.
Example: EGR245: Need help on how to write a lab report: CCGP07
WEB PAGE: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~sjohnson
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
Introduction to basic circuit measurement techniques and laboratory equipment (voltmeter, oscilloscope, power supply, function generator). Design, construction and performance measurement of circuits containing passive elements, digital logic circuits, transformers, diodes and operational amplifiers. Transient and steady state response.
EGR 203 Complete or concurrent; PHY 244 Completed; or permission of instructors for exceptional students
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of the course a student will be able to
Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments.
Execute an appropriate laboratory notebook with detail notes on each experiment from start to finish.
Write laboratory reports that give sufficient detail to be able to reproduce the experiment along with complete analysis and interpretation of the data taken from the experiment.
Demonstrate the ability to use measurement systems such as an oscilloscope and DMM.
Describe and apply circuit laws to circuit problems in a laboratory setting.
Use a circuit analysis software (Spice, PSpice, or similar product) or a general purpose programming language (MATLAB, Fortran, or a similar language) to analyze data from an experiment.
As with any professional laboratory the student (who will act as an employee) is to work out the procedures and analysis. Therefore in this class no book is required, however extensive handouts will be provided to assist the student.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS (books you should have from previous classes: similar books will do as well):
Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design with CD-ROM 2nd Edition.
Brown, Stephen and Vranesic, Zvonko.
Schaum's Outline of Digital Principles 3rd Edition. Tokheim, Roger L. McGraw-Hill (1994).
Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering 5th Edition. Rizzoni, Giorgio. McGraw-Hill (2007).
Schaum's Outline of Electric Circuits 4th Edition. Nahvi, Mahmood and Edminister, Joseph A. McGraw-Hill (2003).
MATLAB Tutorial CD: Learning MATLAB Superfast . Daku, Brian. John Wiley & Sons (2005).
OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
Laboratory software to be determined within class.
Pens, Pencils, Eraser, Straight edge, Paper, and Calculator are required for every class.
OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
As with any class an amount of time at least equivalent to two times the credit hours is expected to be performed for homework and labs. Please allot sufficient time for homework.
Laboratory will be performed each week including the first week.
Evaluation of student performance is to be based on:
Laboratory book will be reviewed each week for approximately 3% of the grade that week (10 labs = 30% total)
A laboratory report will be worth approximately 7% of the grade for each lab (10 labs = 70% total)
HOW ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED
Laboratory report is due the next week after the laboratory is completed except for the last lab where it is due immediately after class. One of two laboratory books will be presented with the laboratory report.
Make-up homework, quizzes, and/or tests are up to the discretion of the teacher (excused absences only).
New topics are to be covered each week and include but are not limited to the following subjects. This outline is subject to change (especially this summer).
Week 1 Introduction/Measurement Equipment
Week 2 Virtual Electronic Laboratory???
Week 3 Logic Circuits
Week 4 Thevenin Equivalent Circuits
Week 5 Analog-to-Digital Converts
Week 6 Sequence Analyzers
Week 7 Rectifier Circuits
Week 8 Non-ideal Passive Components
Week 9 Transient Response
Week 10 Passive and Active Filter Design (includes Op-Amps)
Food and drink in limited quantities (snacks, not meals) are permitted in restricted areas (not near electronics) and will be revoked if proper cleanliness is found wanting.
Cell phones must be in vibrate mode and are only to be answered for emergencies (step outside please).
Common courtesy is to apply at all times.
Mon., June 4
Wed., July 4
Last day of classes
Friday, August 10
This is a laboratory, so see above.
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