Fall 2017
Electronic Aids to Measurement

Contact Information:

Robert McDermott
5112 Chamberlin Hall
E-mail: rfmcdermott@wisc.edu
Office hours:     and by appointment

Dan McCammon
 6207 Chamberlin Hall
Office hours: 4:00 - 5:00 Mondays, and by appointment or catch-me-as-you-can.

Lectures in 2120 Chamberlin on Tues. and Thurs. from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Labs in 4128 Chamberlin on Wednesdays  10
1 pm,   3 pm 6 pm

Text: Horowitz & Hill The Art of Electronics, 3rd ed.
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Syllabus  (01 Nov 2017)


Pre-Lab Worksheets
  (complete before lab and turn in at beginning of lab session)

  1. Transmission Lines
  2. Bipolar Transistor Amplifier
  3. Difference Amplifier (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  4. Operational Amplifier I
  5. Johnson Noise (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  6. Phase Detector (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  7. Oscillators (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  8. Digital Circuit
  9. Phase Locked Loop
  10. DAC and ADC
  11. Circuit Simulation: download and look over MultiSim lab hints below - bring to lab with you.  You can also get a copy of the timing diagram for the successive approximation A/D converter.
  12. FPGA: look over the experiment writeup and optionally some of the reference material under "Altera" below.  If you want, you can get your own copy of the software from http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&No=593&PartNo=4 (download the CD-rom) and the Quartus II Web Edition FPGA system here: http://dl.altera.com/?edition=web

Lecture Handouts

Homework Assignments

Supplementary Material (PDF format)


General Lab Handouts

Laboratory Equipment

Software Documentation (PDF format)

Experiments (PDF format)

  1. Transmission Lines
  2. Transistor Amplifier
  3. Differential Amplifier
  4. Operational Amplifiers
  5. Johnson Noise
  6. Phase Detector
  7. Oscillators
  8. Digital Circuits
  9. Phase Locked Loop
  10. Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Conversion
  11. Analog and Digital Circuit Simulation
  12. FPGA I
  13. FPGA II

Data Sheets (PDF format)

Get the ones you need for an experiment.
You may be able to share with your lab partner.

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