Welcome

                                Spring 2024
     Electronic Aids to Measurement

    Instructors:

    Dan McCammon                                                Mitch McNanna
    Office: 6207 Chamberlin Hall                           Office: 6246 Chamberlin Hall
    E-mail: mccammon@physics.wisc.edu             E-mail:  mcnanna@wisc.edu    
   
Phone: 608/262-5916                                      Office hours:  11:45am - 1:15pm Fridays in 3119A
    Office hours:  4:00-5:00 Mondays in 6247 Chamberlin              

    Lectures in 2120 Chamberlin Tues. and Thurs.  1:00 pm 2:15 pm

    Labs in 3119A Chamberlin on Wednesdays 2:25-5:25pm and 7:00-10:00pm

    Text: Horowitz & Hill The Art of Electronics, 3rd ed.
     updated index

    Supplementary text: Sprott Introduction to Modern Electronics       download pdf
               
(pdfs of other useful texts are available below)

     Syllabus  (20 March 2024-NEW!)

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

      Introductory lab: Read through the Basic-Scopes-Lab tutorial.  You will want to do as many of the exercises
                                here as you can during the lab.  Browse the other tutorials and manuals for the
                                MSO2014B oscilloscope to see what's there (under "Laboratory Equipment" below). 

      labs 1-10: The prelab questions are part of the Experiment Directions below.

      lab 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.

      lab 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
                               (download the CD-rom) and the Quartus II Web Edition FPGA system here:https://www.intel.com/

    Homework Assignments Here

    Useful General References

    Supplementary Material (PDF format):


   LABORATORY

   General Lab Handouts:

     Laboratory Equipment:

    Software Documentation (PDF format):

    Experiment Directions (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.

Week

Date (TR)

Lecture Topic

Lab (W)

Laboratory

Text reference

1

Jan. 23

Linear Circuit Theory

Jan. 24

Introduction-Scope*

Ch. 1

 

Jan. 25

Transmission Lines & more LCT

 

 

Handout

2

Jan. 30

Semiconductor circuit elements

Jan. 31

Transmission Lines*

Ch. 1

 

Feb. 1

Transistor Amplifiers

 

 

Ch. 2

3

Feb. 6

Difference Amplifier

Feb. 7

Transistor Amplifier

Ch. 2

 

    Feb. 8

Negative Feedback

 

 

Ch. 4

4

    Feb. 13

Op-amps I

Feb. 14

Difference Amplifier

Ch. 4

 

    Feb. 15

Op-amps II

 

 

Ch. 4

5

Feb. 20

MIDTERM EXAM I

Feb. 21

Operational Amps

 

 

Feb. 22

Fourier Transforms

 

 

Handout

6

Feb. 27

Noise I

Feb. 28

Operational Amps

Ch. 8

 

Feb. 29

Noise II

 

 

Ch. 8

7

Mar. 5

Lock-in amplifiers

Mar. 6

Johnson Noise

Ch. 8.14

 

Mar. 7

Lock-in applications

 

 

Ch. 8.14

8

Mar. 12

Oscillators and positive feedback

Mar. 13

Phase Detector

Ch. 7

 

Mar. 14

Digital Logic

 

 

Ch. 10

9

Mar. 19

Digital Circuits I

Mar. 20

Oscillators

Handout

 

Mar. 21

Integrated Circuits

 

 

 

March 25-29

Spring Break

 

 

 

10

Apr. 2

MIDTERM EXAM II

Apr. 3

Digital Circuits

 

 

Apr. 4

Phase Locked Loops

 

 

Ch. 13.13

11

Apr. 9

DACs and ADCs

Apr. 10

Phase Locked Loops

Ch 13.1-13.12

 

Apr. 11

DACs and ADCs

 

 

Ch 13.7-13.8

12

Apr. 16

Circuit Simulation

Apr. 17

DAC & ADC

Ch 13.7-13.8

 

Apr. 18

FPGA I

 

 

Appendix J - Handouts

13

Apr. 23

FPGA II

Apr. 24

Circuit Simulation

Ch. 11

 

Apr. 25

Modulation and communication

 

 

Handout

14

Apr. 30

Digital computers

May 1

FPGA I

Handout

 

May 2

Review

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 8

FINAL EXAM: 10:05AM - 12:05PM


 


 

 










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