ECE 45700 - Electronic Design Laboratory

Course Details

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • EE Elective - Adv Level Lab
  • CMPE Special Content Selective

Normally Offered:

Each Spring


On-campus only


ECE 45500 [may be taken concurrently] and (ECE 20008 or ECE 20800)

Catalog Description:

Laboratory exercises illustrating the design and application of electronic circuits. Case studies of circuits presently in existing instruments, such as the color television receiver sampling oscilloscope, are used as a basis for the circuits investigated or designed. Pulse and analog circuits studies, as well as high voltage and power supplies. Signal processing, modulation, and sampling are used to demonstrate the circuits as interconnected into a complete system.

Course Objectives:

To illustrate the design, application, and limitations of electronic circuits by laboratory experience. To study the engineering design of a commercial electronic system.

Required Text(s):

  1. T.V. Theory and Servicing: Color and Black & White , Herrick , Reston, Inc.

Recommended Text(s):


Lab Outline:

Experiment Activity
1 Introduction to B&W television. (3 units) Use of the oscilloscope in observing characteristic waveforms of a B&W television receiver and a block diagram understanding of how it operates.
2 The IF Amplifiers (2 units) Use of a sweep generator and oscilloscope for displaying frequency response of the IF amplifiers and its alignment.
3 Power Supplies (1 unit) Design of solid state low voltage power supplies and regulated power supplies. The TV power supply as a case study.
4 Introduction to Color Television (2 units) Use of a spectrum analyzer and color bar generator to examine various aspects of color television receiver operation.
5 Vertical and Horizontal Sweep Design (1 unit) Designing a vertical deflection system given the parameters of a television receiver.
6 Amplitude Modulation and Detection (2 units) Understanding the transmission and reception of the video portion of a TV signal.
7 Frequency Modulation and Demodulation (2 units) Use of a phase locked loop in FM detection.
8 Design of meaningful Experiment for other students on the color television system ( 2 units)
9 SAW filters surface acoustic wave filters for high frequency applications.
10 Chroma modulation on how the 3 color systems is used to produce the color spectrum.

Assessment Method: