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EGT 420 - PLTW-Digital Electronics

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Adjunct
This course teaches applied logic through work with electronic circuitry, which students also construct and test for functionality.
Competencies
  1. Understand the fundamentals of electronics.
    1. Identify hazards in the lab and know locations of the safety equipment and how to use it.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of the causes and the dangers from electric shock and explain methods to prevent it.
    3. Understand that the process of designing and electronic circuit takes into account many facotrs, including envrionmental concerns, and will be familiar with precautionary measures.
    4. Explain the relationshjip of quantum energy required to strip away electrons from atoms to being classified as an insulator or conductor.
    5. Label the parts of the atom.
    6. Define and explain the difference between direct and laternating currents.
    7. Apply Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws to closed loops.
    8. Re-write any number using conventional prefix.
    9. Illustrate the material makeup of resistors and how they are used in circuit design.
    10. Describe and label the symbols associated with resistors.
    11. Correctly setup lab equipment to measure resistor values in order to compare measured and rated values.
    12. Calculate the tolerance levels of various resistors to determine if the measured value is within specifications.
    13. Draw and label the parts of a simple circuit.
    14. Build and test a variety of series and parallel circuits, using simulation software, and protoboards, to prove the accuracy of Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws.
    15. Correctly select and utilize electrical meters to determine voltage, resistance and current in simple circuits.
    16. Calculate the resistance, current and voltage in a circuit using Ohm’s Law.
    17. Describe the component parts of a capacitor and describe how a capacitor holds a static charge.
    18. Use and understand the units of measurement for capacitors.
    19. Calculate the value of capacitors mathematically and through the use of instrumentation.
    20. List the different types of capacitors and their voltage polarity requirements.
    21. Draw a digital waveform and identify the anatomy of the waveform.
    22. Differentiate between digital and analog signals when given the waveforms.
    23. Wire and test a free-running clock circuits using a 555 timer.
    24. Calculate the ouput frequency of a clock circuits using observations and the oscilloscope.
  2. Apply number systems.
    1. Demonstrate the understanding of numerical place value.
    2. Use mathematical symbols to represent different bases and will communicate concepts using different number systems.
    3. Demonstrate the relationship of binary and hexadecimal to bits and bytes of information used in computers.
    4. Convert values from one number system to another.
  3. Understand digital gates.
    1. Use schematics and symbolic Algebra to represent digital gates in the creation of solutions to design problems.
    2. Identify the names, symbol and function and create the truth table, and Boolean Expression for the basic logic gates through research and experimentation.
    3. Apply logic to design, and create, using gates some solutions to a problem
  4. Apply the use of Boolean Algebra including logic simplifications and functions.
    1. Recognize and describe the relationship between the Boolean expression, logic diagram, and truth table.
    2. Create boolean Expressions, logic circuit diagrams or truth tables from information provided in the solution of design problems.
    3. Appropriately sselect the sum-of-products or the product-of-sums form of a Boolean Expression to sue in the solution of a problem.
    4. Apply the rules of Boolean Algebra to logic diagrams and truth tables to minimize the circuit size necessary to solve a design problem.
    5. Use DeMorgan’s Theorem to simplify a negated expression and to convert a SOP to a POS and visa versa in order to save resources in the production of circuits.
    6. Formulate and employ a Karnaugh Map to reduce Boolean expressions and logic circuits to their simplest forms.
    7. Create circuits to solve a problem using NAND and NOR gates to replicate all logic functions.
    8. Apply the understanding of the workings of NOR and NAND gates to make comparisons with standard combinational logic solutions to determine amount of resource reduction.
  5. Apply the use of circuit design.
    1. Restate and simplify a digital design problem as part of the systematic approach to solving a problem.
    2. Design, construct, build, troubleshoot, and evaluate a solution to a design problem.
    3. Present a professional oral report presenting a solution and evaluation of a design problem of their choice.
    4. Discover the code to create numbers on a seven segment display by experimentaiton.
    5. Design a circuit to control a seven segment display with a decimal to BCD encoder and a display driver.
    6. Control the flow of data by utilizing Multiplexers and De-multiplexers.
    7. Design and implement combinational logic circuits using reprogrammable logic devices.
    8. Create PLD logic files that define combinational circuit designs using Boolean Expressions.
    9. Understand and use logic compiler software to create JEDEC files for programming PLDs.
  6. Recognize the use of adding as it relates to electronics.
    1. Demonstrate understanding of binary addition and subtraction by designing circuits to produce correct answers.
    2. Create and prove the truth table for both half and full adders.
    3. Design, construct and test adder circuits using both discrete gates and MSI gates.
  7. Use flip-flops in circuits.
    1. Construct and test simple latches and flip-flops from discrete gates.
    2. Interpret, design, draw and evaluate circuits using the logic symbols for latches and flip-flops.
    3. Interpret waveform diagrams from circuits they construct and compare them with combinational waveforms.
    4. Compare and contrast operation of synchronous with asynchronous flip-flop circuits they construct.
    5. Create and interpret timing diagrams and truth tables for J-K Flip-Flops.
    6. Understand the different types of triggers used by latches and flip-flops and select the appropriate one for the circuits they design.
    7. Analyze timing diagrams that reflect triggering to identify distinguishing characteristics.
    8. Conduct experiments with clock pulse width to determine the effect on the accuracy of data transmission.
    9. Assemble circuits and compile inforamtion about the various applications of flip-flops.
  8. Demonstrate the use of shift registers and counters.
    1. Conduct experiments to determine the basic principles of how shift registers work.
    2. Evaluate the use of shift registers in product design and the speeds at which those products run.
    3. Create a circuit using discrete flip-flops to discover the operation and characteristics of asynchronous Mod counters using discrete gates to solve a problem.
    4. Design, simulate, build and test Mod counters using discrete gates in the solution to a design problem.
    5. Design, simulate, buld and test asynchronous Mod counters using an integrated counter chip (MSI).
    6. Design, simulate, buld and test synchronous Mod counters using discrete gates to solve a problem.
    7. Design, simulate, buld and test synchronous Mod counters using an integrated counter chip in the solution to a design problem.
  9. Demonstrate an awareness of families and specifications.
    1. Interpret the graphs, charts and written materials contained in a data sheet and apply it to a design problem.
    2. Correctly setup and use an oscilloscope to observe and measure propagation delay in a digital circuit.
    3. Define, calcualte, and measure noise margin, drive capabilities, fan-out and propagation delay.
    4. List safety precautions for handling CMOS chips.
  10. Identify attributes of microprocessors.
    1. Formulate a flow chart to correctly apply basic programming concepts in the planning of a project.
    2. Design and create a program, using correct syntax, to evaluate data and make decisions based on information gathered from the environment using external digital and analog sensors.
    3. Create an interface to allow them to inspect, evaluate and manage program parameters in the microprocessor during the operation of a program.
    4. Design and create a program in correct syntax allowing a microprocessor to evaluate external data in order to operate motors and other devices to control the external environment.
    5. Appropriately select, size, and implement interface devices to control external devices.
    6. Design and create programming to control the position of stepper motors.



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