ECE 20700 - Electronic Measurement Techniques

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Professional Attributes
EE Core

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring, Summer

ECE 20100 [may be taken concurrently]

Catalog Description:
Experimental exercises in use of laboratory instruments. Voltage, current, impedance, frequency and waveform measurements. Frequency and transient response. Elements of circuit modeling and design.

Required Text(s):
  1. First Designs in Electrical Engineering with and PAK 978-1-5249-0351-0, 2nd edition Edition, Dimitrios Peroulis, Nithin Raghunathan, Barrett Robinson, Matthew Swabey, Kendall Hunt, 2015, ISBN No. 978-1-5249-0353-4.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Objectives:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to competently operate basic laboratory equipment. [k]
  2. an ability to make voltage, current, impedance, transient, and frequency response measurements. [a,k]
  3. an ability to layout, wire and troubleshoot electronic circuits. [e,k]
  4. an ability to design operational amplifier circuits from a set of specifications. [a,b,c,e,k]
  5. an ability to keep a laboratory notebook and prepare a formal laboratory report. [g]
Assessment Method for Learning Objectives: none

Lab Outline:

Week Experiment Title or Activity
1 Course overview; Intro to Oscilloscope, Ohmeter, Voltmeter
2 Simple Op-Amp Circuit; Oscilloscope I
3 Op-Amp Equations; Current Measurement
4 Follower Circuit
5 Summing Amplifier
6 Integrator
7 Linear Scale Ohmmeter
8 Scope II: triggering, x-y mode
9 Lab practical exam
10 Lab practical exam - Formal Technical Report due
11 Step response and time constant measurement
12 AC bridge circuit
13 Frequency response measurements
14 Filter design
15 Lab practical exam