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PC/CP300 Electronics Lab II

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Teaching Evaluation Results
Course: PC300ATerranceSturtevantFall2013
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1This course contributed to my learning. 6.75.05.9
2The content of this course is consistent with the course outline and calendar description. 6.75.96.3
3The instructor is well prepared for each class meeting.6.65.36.4
4The instructor gives clear explanations.6.44.65.8
5The instructor stimulates my interest in the subject matter of the course.6.44.45.6
6The instructor assists students in dealing with course material and concepts. 6.05.56.0
7The instructor speaks clearly and audibly.6.75.06.2
8The instructor gives a clear idea of the requirements in this course. 6.45.76.0
9The instructor displays an interest in and concern for students. 6.06.06.2




This is the Physics/Computing 300 Lab page, prepared by Terry Sturtevant .
Page last updated Friday August 22, 2014
**Items marked this way are not final.**


Introduction

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Course Material

Week of ... Lab / Lecture Reference Material
[white background indicates required reading;
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Sept. 1
Lecture:
  1. About this course [HTML]
  2. Data Acquisition and Control Systems [GIF]
  3. Operational Amplifier Basics [PDF]   [ September 24, 2012 ]
  4. Negative Feedback in Operational Amplifiers [PDF]   [ July 29, 2013 ]
  5. Operational Amplifier Circuits [PDF]   [ July 29, 2013 ]
  6. Neat animations of op amp circuits


Analog computers [video]





  Lab bench setup in N2082 [video]


Dual DC supplies [video]


Four bus breadboards [video]
Op Amps for Everyone: Design Reference
[PDF 464pp; Ron Mancini,Texas Instruments, Aug. 2002]
Resistors [from PC200]
Resistor colour code: 4, 5, 6 band
[JPG; T. May, University of Colorado]
Text: Appendix A Op amp Basics


Op amp tutorial [video]


Op amps compared (including open collector) [video]


Sept. 8
Lecture:
  1. Operational Amplifier Dynamic Response [PDF]   [ September 17, 2013 ]
  2. Sketching amplifier output [PDF]   [ September 17, 2013 ]
  3. 5 minute quiz [opamp - sample]


 
Understanding and Interpreting Standard-Logic Data Sheets
[PDF 68pp, S. M. Nolan and J. M. Soltero, Texas Instruments, May 2003]
Low pass filter operation [video]


Sept. 15
Lecture:
  1. Go over previous quiz
  2. Inductive Output Transducers [PDF]   [ June 9, 2014 ]
  3. 5 minute quiz [op amps]

Induced EMF demo from MIT [video]

Induced EMF in a motor [video]

What is a solenoid valve? [video]


How do servos work? [video]


Applications: Starter Motor [V. Samarin, 2005]

 
Text: Ch 6 Solenoids, Relays, and Other Analog Outputs
Text: Ch 7 Motors
Solenoid Catalog [ © 1999, 2000 Magnetic Sensor Systems ]


Animations:

Stepper, servo, DC motor control [video]


Sept. 22
Lecture:
  1. Go over previous quiz
  2. Resistive Sensors and Signal Conditioning [PDF]   [ April 23, 2012 ]
  3. Wheatstone bridge animation

  4. 5 minute quiz [opamp and/or inductive transducer - sample ]

electricity humour
Application: Medical Sensor [National Semiconductor, 2005]

  Sensors and Signal Conditioning Overview  [ December 19, 2011 ]
Text: Ch 3 Sensors
- read the resistive sensor sections: (1) Thermistors, (2) RTDs, (3) Strain Gauges; note the use of voltage-dividers, Wheatstone bridges and op-amps


Sept. 29
Lecture:
  1. Go over previous quiz
  2. Controlling Output Transducers [PDF]   [ October 19, 2012 ]
  3. Optical Isolation [PDF]   [ October 22, 2012 ]
  4. 5 minute quiz [resistive sensor and/or zener diode - sample]

 

Optoisolator simulation [video]

Text: Ch 11 Analog Toolbox - AC Control section (only in 2nd edition)
SSRs Technical Information [PDF 8pp; © Copyright Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.]
Solid State Relays [PDF 5pp; Vishay, 2001]
Text: Ch 3 Sensors - Optical Isolators

Analog Optical Isolators VACTROLS® [©1998-2004. PerkinElmer, Inc.]


Oct. 6
Lecture:
  1. Go over previous quiz
  2. Signal Conditioning [PDF]   [ October 9, 2012 ]
  3. Review: Reading data sheets   [ October 18, 2011 ]
  4. 5 minute quiz

Application: US Patent 4245309
Microprocessor based control circuit for washing appliances with diagnostic system

 
Text: Ch 6 Solenoids, Relays, and Other Analog Outputs - relays, optoisolators, analog switches
Text: Ch 3 Sensors - Optical Isolators
Text: Ch 11 Analog Toolbox - MOSFETs

MOSFET tutorial [video]

Transistor as a switch [video]

READING WEEK

Oct. 13 READING WEEK - No labs


Oct. 20
Lecture :
  1. Go over previous quiz
  2. Analog and Digital Grounds and Decoupling Capacitors [PDF]   [ October 25, 2011 ]
  3. Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog Conversion [PDF]   [ October 30, 2012 ]


    A/D converter demonstration [video]

  4. Identify decoupling capacitors in circuits
  5. 5 minute quiz

Applications: Blood Analyzer, Slot Machine [National Semiconductor, 2005]

 

A/D converter simulation [video]

Text:
Ch 2 Digital-to-Analog Converters, 1st ed
Ch 2 Analog-to-Digital Converters, 2nd ed
- only the title has been changed; content is essentially the same
ADC and DAC Glossary [HTML; PDF] [Dallas Semiconductor, 2000]


Oct. 27
Lecture:
  1. Go over previous quiz
  2. Other Sensors [PDF]   [ November 1, 2011 ]
  3. Project Introduction [PDF]   [ October 24, 2013 ]
  4. Project components - voltage regulators


 




Text: Chapter 3 Sensors - remainder of chapter.
Text: Chapter 4 Time-Based Measurements


Nov. 3
Lecture: - project lab time -
 
  • Design Project   [ October 16, 2013 ]
  • Documentation Standards   [ October 24, 2013 ]
  • Components   [ January 10, 2014 ]
  • Sub-tasks   [ October 16, 2013 ]
  • Project: Review progress and schedule with lab instructor.
  • Sign-off required.
  • suggest that you get the motor control working first
Text: Chapter 8 EMI
Basic Circuits - Bypass Capacitors [K. Ross, Seattle Robotics Society, 1997]
Circuit Integrity - Bypassing [© 2002 Williamson Labs]
Circuit Integrity - Decoupling [© 2001 Williamson Labs]
     
Wednesday Nov. 12 by 1:30pm Deliverable: Preliminary version of Design Specification, Block Diagram, and Schedule submitted as hard copy (one per group). Submission should be written up formally; copying rough work from lab notebook not sufficient. Component Inventory
Servo Operation and Calibration
LM7805 Voltage regulator
LM7805 Voltage regulator datasheet (includes TAB package)


Nov. 10
Lecture: - project lab time -
 
  • Project: Review progress and schedule with lab instructor.
  • Sign-off required.
Text: Chapter 5 Output Control Methods


Nov. 17
Lecture: - project lab time -
 
  • Project: Review progress and schedule with lab instructor.
  • Sign-off required.
 


Nov. 24
Lecture: - project lab time
Course evaluation

       


Dec. 1
 
  project demonstration in lab -- Dec. 3
Deliverable: Demonstrate project prototype
 
Friday Dec. 5 by 4:30pm Deliverable: Project Documentation
(zip and email to course instructor)
 

 

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