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CP/PC364 Data Communications and Networks Laboratory

This page is being updated for Fall 2014.

This is the Physics/Computing 364 Lab page, created and updated by Terry Sturtevant .
Page last updated Monday October 20, 2014
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Harmonic Content Exploration

Sept. 8

Datasheets   [ September 8, 2009 ]
Resistor Colour Coding Chart   [ September 5, 2005 ]

TDS1000 and TDS2000 Series Digital Storage Oscilloscopes [© Copyright Tektronix, Inc.]
Overtones, harmonics, and additive synthesis [video]


Arduino Introduction
Sept. 15 Arduino homepage

Arduino pin assignment diagram (png version)

LCD-00255 datasheet   [ September 18, 2013 ]

LCD-00255 extended datasheet   [ September 18, 2013 ]

Example of Arduino with LCD00255

Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (UART)
Sept. 22

Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog Conversion
Sept. 29 - Oct. 20
A/D converter demonstration [video]


Oct. 13 READING WEEK - No labs

Amplitude Modulation
Oct. 27 - Nov. 3
Amplitude modulation [video]

Amplitude modulation tutorial and AM radio transmitter [video]

Frequency Modulation and Demodulation
Nov. 10 - Nov. 17
Frequency modulation [video]

Nov. 24 - Dec. 1 Create test circuit (wired neatly, with components labelled), schematic diagram, and operation video for one of:
  • A/D with appropriate reference (taken)
  • D/A with appropriate reference and unipolar positive output
  • AM (taken)
  • FM
  • FSK (taken)
The purpose of the test circuit is to be able to check components to see if they work, and to have an example of working component values.
Frequency shift keying [video]


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