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ECE 3254 - Industrial Electronics (3C)

Course Description

Fundamentals of electronics, including basic device principles. Include digital, operational amplifier, and analog analysis for industrial applications and magnetic circuits. For students in the Mechanical Engineering program or by permission of the ECE Department

Why take this course?

This course is designed as an introduction to the principles of analog and digital electronic circuits and motors for mechanical engineering students. This course builds upon the theories and experimental practices in electrical circuits taught in the pre-requisite course, 2054, to develop a basic understanding of the operation of circuits containing amplifiers, transistors and diodes. In addition, basic digital circuits and simple microprocessors are discussed to prepare the student for microprocessors systems. The experimental skills developed during the laboratory portion of the prerequisite course together with the theory of this course will enable students to perform basic design and analysis of simple analog and digital electronic circuits and motors covered during this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the steady state and small signal AC response of simple electronic circuits containing diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers
  • Apply performance criteria in the design of basic amplifier circuits and verify that the criteria were met.
  • Design and analyze circuits containing digital components and microprocessors.
  • Analyze and evaluate performance parameters of AC and DC motors.