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Nonlinear Electronic Circuits Laboratory (E C E 308) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    The student will learn how to create an ideal rectifier using op-amps and diodes.
  • 2
    The will learn the limits in frequency and amplitude of these techniques. The classic 555 timer IC is studied and several multi-vibrators are designed and explored.
  • 3
    The student will deliver “DC” power to a load using a typical linear regulator as well as a PWM regulator.
  • 4
    The student will gain an understanding of the efficiencies of these two power supply methods as well as when you can reasonable use each one.
  • 5
    A simple D/A converter is studied
  • 6
    The student will learn how digital bits can be used to generate an analog voltage.
  • 7
    The student will learn how to put the D/A converter into a feedback loop to create an A/D converter.
  • 8
    Students will investigate square wave and triangle wave generation.
  • 9
    They will learn how the individual components will determine the frequency and duty cycle of the generators.
  • 10
    Students will investigate how logic gates are built today.
  • 11
    They will learn how the device characteristics used to build the gates determine how the analog voltage levels translate to 0 and 1 logic levels.
Nonlinear Electronic Circuits Laboratory
E C E 308 ( 1 Credits )
An experimental study of selected nonlinear electronic circuits and devices using diodes, transistors, op-amps, timers, data converters, and logic components.
ECE 271; ECE 342 or con reg
College: College of Engineering
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ECE 308 Lab Manual

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Brief List of Topics to be Covered
  1. Precision Rectifiers
  2. Regulated Power Supply
  3. The 555 Precision Timer
  4. Digital-to-Analog and Analog-to-Digital Converters
  5. Voltage-to-Frequency Converters
  6. Phase Lock Loops
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