ECE 30600 - Electronic Circuits and Systems Laboratory

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Professional Attributes
EE Elective
Upper Level Lab

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

ECE 20800 and ECE 30100 [may be taken concurrently] and ECE 30200 [may be taken concurrently]

Requisites by Topic:
Prerequisites: Basic electronic circuit analysis; dc and small signal models for transistors Concurrent Prerequisites: Time and frequency domain system analysis techniques such as transfer functions, convolution, Fourier series, transforms, and sampling

Catalog Description:
Experiments in electronic circuits and systems including spectral analysis techniques, sampling, distortion measurements, random signals, signal-to-noise ratio and correlation.

Course Objectives:
To present experimental methods and practical limitations associated with analysis and processing techniques of deterministic and random signals.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Objectives:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to apply simple analog components to develop, build and test instrumentation circuits. [a,b,e,k]
  2. an ability to apply time and frequency domain techniques to analyze and design signals and systems. [a,b,e,k]
  3. investigate design applications of the fundamental concepts of signals and systems. [a,b,c,e,k]
Assessment Method for Learning Objectives: none

Lab Outline:

List of Typical Experiments
* Methods of Numerical Computation
* Analog Operations
* Spectral Analysis of Signals
* Fourier Series and Its Application
* Sampling Theory and Zero-Order Hold Sampler
* Probability and Noise Processes
* Distortion Analysis
* Signal-to-Noise Ratio
* System Responses (Impulse, Step and Frequency)
* Four laboratory periods are dedicated to individual projects.