Bachelor Advanced Technology

Laboratory Practice II (B1)

Laboratory Practice II (B1)

Cursus

193901410

 

Aanvangsblok

2A

Studiepunten (ECTS)

5

 

Opmerkingen

-

Cursustype

Cursus

 

Aanmeldingsprocedure

Zelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student

Voertaal

Engels

 

Inschrijven via OSIRIS

Ja

Is onderdeel van

Bachelor Advanced Technology

 

 

 

Contactpersoon

dr. M. Dhalle

 

 

 

E-mail

m.m.j.dhalle@tnw.utwente.nl

 

 

 

Docenten

 

 

 

 

Docent

dr. M. Dhalle

 

 

 

 

Cursusdoelen

 

 

Verplicht materiaal

-

 

 

Boek

Inhoud

 

 

Lab Manual / software (network- and signal simulators).

 

 

 

 

Participating program(s)

Exam Objective

 

 

 

 

Aanbevolen materiaal

Advanced Technology (Bsc-AT)

Propedeuse

 

“The Art of Electronics", P. Horowitz and W. Hill

 

 

 

 

Purpose

 

 

Werkvormen (aanwezigheidsplicht)

 

 

 

Practicum (verplicht)

Lab Practice II aims to familiarize the students in a hands-on fashion with key elements of analogue electronics and signal processing.

 

Hoorcollege

 

 

 

 

Course information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toetsen

In this introductory-level practical course, the students design, build and test an optical LED-photodiode transmitter-receiver circuit.

 

Throughout the course, the students’ circuits become gradually more performing as they learn about, understand and apply extra components such as diodes, transistors and opamps. These allow to modulate and to filter the optical signal ever better, resulting in increased transmitter-receiver distance. As a last step, a phase-sensitive filter is added which provides a first introduction to digital electronics.  

 

Within the bachelor programme, the skills that are acquired in Lab Practice II enable the students not only to formulate and implement simple electronic solutions in later assignments and projects, but also to understand technical literature (e.g. instrumental data sheets or device specifications) more readily. Students who wish to deepen these skills can do so by taking the later course El.Bas. (191211730).

 

See Course Content

Weging 1, Minimum cijfer 5.5

 

 

 

 

Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The course consists of 12 lab sessions (executed in pairs) and 5 supporting lectures. The sessions and lectures are grouped into 4 modules. Each module starts with a reading assignment and homework exercises, followed by 3 lab sessions in which the newly acquired knowledge is implemented and finally by a lecture in which this knowledge is revised, clarified if needed, and put into context.

 

               Module 1: Kirchoff voltage and current laws; in- and output impedance; passive filters; time- and frequency domain; diodes; rectifiers; LED and photodiode.

               Module 2: Transistors; current and voltage gain; signal modulation; amplifiers; solid-state switching.

               Module 3: Operational amplifiers; positive and negative feedback; active filters; integrators and differentiators.

               Module 4: Sample-and-hold circuits; Fourier transform; phase-sensitive detection.

 

Reading assignments and exercises refer to the handbook “The Art of Electronics” by P. Horowitz and W. Hill. Lab sessions are introduced and organized in a Lab Manual. To support them with circuit design,  students use a SPICE-based software package which is introduced in a first lecture.

 

To encourage creative design and careful planning of the overall assignment, as well as to motivate active participation, an informal competition is held between the student pairs in terms of the maximum achievable distance that can be bridged with the optical transmitter/receiver combination.

 

Formal assessment, however, is not based on this overall result but rather on the homework exercises, on the lab journals, on individual interviews at the end of each module and on demonstrations of operational sub-circuits during the lab sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisite

 

 

 

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