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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.
Each lab is graded pass/fail, and 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 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 Daily 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.
Please print these out before coming to lab. Appendices are listed below the table.
|1/27-1/30||Introduction||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report||Solutions||Please see Appendix 1: About Resistors|
|2/3-2/6||Oscilloscopes||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report||Solutions|
|2/10-2/13||Circuit Simulators||Prelab||Lab Guide||Lab Report||Solutions|
|2/17-2/20||Equivalent Circuits||Prelab||Guide||Report||Solutions||Some theoretical values calculated in the prelab should be recorded in the lab report. Please do this before handing in your lab report to save yourself some work.|
|2/24-2/27||No Lab||Study for the EE 42 exam|
|3/2-3/5||Op-Amps||Prelab||Guide||Report||Solutions||The OpAmp datasheet is Appendix 4|
|3/16-3/19||Digital Logic||Prelab||Guide||Report||Solutions||The spec sheet for the MM74HC00 chip is Appendix 8|
|2/24-2/27||No Lab||Enjoy your Spring Break|
|3/30-4/2||Diodes||Prelab||Guide||Report||Solutions||The background material is now included in the prelab document.|
|4/6-4/9||MOSFETS||Prelab||Guide||Report||Solutions||DUT stands for Device Under Test|
|5/4-5/7||Finish Up||Be sure to get any missing lab components checked off|