Welcome to the EE43/100 lab! The basic purpose of this laboratory course is to teach students how to use electronic test equipment, to familiarize them with the characteristics of basic circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors), to give them experience in designing, building, and debugging circuits, and to illustrate how electronic principles relate to modern digital systems.
The EE43/100 lab is located on the first floor of Cory Hall, room 140. The lab is open whenever there is a TA present in the lab. You are more than welcome to use the lab whenever a TA is present to learn more about the experiments and the course. However, please note that if the lab is full, the TA may not be able to accommodate you. There is no weekend or after hours access. The experiments will not be too difficult and you should easily be able to finish them in the allotted time. Only the TAs, instructors and support personnel have card key access to the lab.
Please do not forget the concepts of any lab after you complete it. The experiments build on your knowledge from the previous lab. In addition, we cannot describe every possible setup of your instruments. It is up to you to play with the instruments (short of breaking them) to find out more. Ask questions and find answers – use the Internet, ask your TA, your peers etc. Enjoy.
All labs (both prelab and report) must be passed in order to receive a passing grade in the course. If you come to lab prepared, and give your best effort, passing should not be a problem. We want this to be an interesting and fun exploratory experience.
There will be a prelab assignment for each of the experiments. Each individual in each lab group must submit the prelab assignment before beginning the experiment in lab.
There will be a lab report assignment for each of the experiments. Each team should complete the lab report during lab.
Turn in lab assignments on time--late assignments can jeopardize your grade (and make things difficult for your GSI). If you need to miss a lab, let your GSI know in advance, and you can attend another section that week. If you need more time to complete a lab, check the Lab Schedule. You may work in the lab at one of the extra lab stations in the back of the room, as long as the GSI on duty gives you permission to do so. You may not be present in the lab when there is no staff member on duty.
- Attendance (5pts): Attendance in lab is mandatory. If you have to miss a lab due to unforeseen circumstances, you must inform your TA as soon as possible. You can then make up the lab in another TA's section as long as you request and receive the permission of the TA.
- Prelabs (5 pts): Prelabs are due at the beginning of lab period and must be submitted individually. The Prelab questions are simple and can be easily answered if you understand the guide to the experiment. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that you read the guide before you answer the questions on the Prelab.
- Lab report (10 pts): One lab report per team of two students. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability and with reasonable guidance from the TA.
Please print these out before coming to lab. Appendices are listed below the table.
|Topic and Date||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
||Introduction||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Jan 24 - Jan 30||Also read Appendix 1.|
||Oscilloscopes||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Jan 31 - Feb 6|
|Lab 3||Equivalent Circuits||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Feb 7 - Feb 13|
|Lab 4||RC Circuits||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Feb 14 - Feb 20||Also read Appendix 2.|
|Lab 5||Smart Dust||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Feb 21 - Feb 27|
|Lab 6||RC Filters||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Feb 28 - Mar 6||Log-log graph paper | Guide to phasors (read!)
Screenshot of complete Signal Express sweep
Description of simulation and instrumentation software (XLS)
|Lab 7||Op-Amps||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Mar 7 - Mar 13||See also Appendix 3.|
|Mar 14 - Mar 20|
|Lab 8||MOSFETs||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Mar 21 - Mar 24, Apr 3|
|Mar 25 - Apr 2|
|Lab 9||Digital Logic||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Apr 4 - Apr 10|
|Lab 10||Final Project: Audio Amplifier, Part 1||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Apr 11 - Apr 17||Full-wave Rectifier Info (PPT)|
|Lab 11||Final Project: Audio Amplifier, Part 2||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report|
|Apr 18 - Apr 24|
|Apr 25 - May 1|