|Course Availability|| Compulsory (C)
or Elective (E)
|MEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering - with Industrial Experience||C|
|MEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering||C|
|BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering - with Industrial Experience||C|
|BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering||C|
|MEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience||C|
|MEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering||C|
|MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering||C|
|MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience||C|
|BEng(Hons) Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience||C|
|BEng(Hons) Mechatronic Engineering||C|
|BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience||C|
|BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering||C|
|EEEN10024 Circuit Analysis|
|EEEN10026 Digital Systems Design 1|
This programme unit aims to:
Provide an introduction to the practical issues associated with the design, electronic assembly, mechanical fabrication and testing of electrical systems. The PIC18LF4520 microcontroller development system used as a teaching vehicle in other course units is assembled and tested.
This unit will cover the following:
Introduction: an overview of the integrated role of the Microcontroller Project in the School's degree programmes; industrial applications of microcontrollers (industrial lecture); market forces driving the design of microcontrollers.
Health and Safety: The use of risk assessments in undergraduate laboratories and workshops.
Practical resistors and capacitors: Electrical and mechanical specifications; manufacturing techniques and technologies; packaging (through-hole and surface mount); component tolerances and stability; and preferred values.
Digital circuits: representation of binary states; logic families; compatibility between logic families; simple models of MOS logic inputs and outputs (I-V characteristics); and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) handling precautions.
Electronic assembly: Circuit prototyping construction techniques; and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and fabrication.
Electronic circuit testing: Circuit testing and fault finding using voltage, current and resistance measurements.
PIC18LF4520 Microcontroller Development System: A brief tour of the Microcontroller board and an in-depth review of the digital and analogue interface circuits on the Input/Output board.
Legislative and professional issues: Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive; Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
Laboratories / Workshops:
Electronic assembly: component identification; interpretation of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout diagrams; mounting and soldering of components; and visual inspection of work.
Mechanical fabrication: interpretation of mechanical drawings; marking out; drilling; punching; and the use of hand tools to fabricate an aluminium mounting panel and an ABS plastic base.
Board-level electrical testing: interpretation of circuit schematic diagrams; systematic testing of sub-systems using voltage, current and resistance measurements; and comparison of measured parameters with published specifications.
Board-level fault finding: using voltage, current and resistance measurements to locate assembly and manufacturing faults.
PCB design exercise: using Altium DXP to design a microcontroller-based Printed Circuit Board (PCB).
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding:
|Lectures||Tutorials/Example Classes||Practical Work/Laboratory||Private Study||Total|
All six elements, the examination and the five pieces of coursework, must achieve a Pass status to gain an overall Pass in this unit.
Unseen Written Examination:
Fiften multiple choice questions, answer all questions.
Correct answers score 2 marks, incorrect answers score 0 marks.
Duration: 1 hour.
Calculators are permitted.
This examination is Pass/Fail.
Nine laboratory sessions.
Laboratory duration: 3 hours.
In laboratory assessment (Pass/Fail).
Coursework (1) Electronic Assembly 2 laboratories
Coursework (2) Mechanical Fabrication 2 laboratories
Coursework (3) Board-level Fault Finding 1 laboratory
Coursework (4) Board-level Electrical Testing 1 laboratory
Coursework (5) Printed Circuit Board Design 3 laboratories
All courseworks (1) to (5) must achieve Pass status and the examination must also achieve Pass status for the unit to be passed overall.
|Mr David Foster||-||Unit Leader|