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EEC10 – Introduction to Digital and Analog Systems

4 units – Winter, Spring Quarters

Lecture: 2 hours

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite: ECS 30, PHY 9C or PHY 9HD (may be taken concurrently)

Consent of Instructor:

Required. The course will be offered to predetermined number of students selected by instructor from an applicant pool at the end of pass one registration. Selection will be based on cumulative GPA and academic performance in prerequisties completed.

Grading: Letter; eight Labs (70%), mini Project (30%)

Catalog Description:

An interactive and practical introduction to fundamental concepts of electrical and computer engineering by implementing electronic systems, which can be digitally controlled and interrogated, with a programmable microcontroller with the ability to program the electrical connections between analog and digital components.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Fundamentals of Microcontrollers
    1. CPU
    2. Digital Memories
    3. General Purpose Input Output
    4. Periphereals (Switches and Light Emitting Diodes)
  2. Digital Interfaces and Displays
    1. Digital Communications
    2. Digital Interface Standards (RS232,USB,I2C,SPI,GPIB)
    3. Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
    4. Liquid Crystal Displays
  3. Human Interfaces
    1. Digital and Analog Signal Processing
  4. Digital Logic
    1. Logic Gates
    2. Flip-Flops
    3. Counters
    4. Lookup Tables
    5. Statemachines
  5. Analog Processing
    1. Digital to Analog Convertors
    2. Analog to Digital Convertors
    3. Multiplexers
  6. Interfacing Analog Sensors
    1. Analog Input Conditioning
    2. Operational Amplifiers
    3. Programmable Gain Amplifier
    4. Sampling
  7. Interfacing Digital Sensors
    1. Digital Input Processing
  8. Waveform Generation
    1. Fourier Analysis
    2. Frequency and Time Domain Measurements
    3. Pulse Width Modulation

Laboratory Projects:

  1. LED Control
  2. Digital Serial Interface
  3. Capacitance Sensors
  4. Digital Components
  5. DACS and ADCS
  6. Voltage Sensors vs Current Sensors
  7. Light Intensity Detector
  8. Generating Digital and Analog Waveforms

Course Material Fees:

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Relationship to Outcomes:

Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:

Course Outcomes ABET outcomes
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering A
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data B
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability C
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. K