Chabot College Fall 2005 Course Outline for Electronics and Computer Technology 68

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Course Outline for Electronics and Computer Technology 68

ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT

68 - Electronic Test Equipment

(May be repeated three times)

Fall 2005

1 unit

Applications of electronic test equipment. Emphasis on oscilloscope and logic analyzer. Discussion of other types of instruments available and their performance trade-offs. Troubleshooting applications and limitations and limitations of electronic test instruments. Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Technology 60. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format. 1 hour.

Prerequisite Skills:

Before entering the course, the student should be able to:

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4. assemble, and test both direct current and alternating current series, parallel, and series parallel circuits; use function of resistors, switches, light bulbs, capacitors, and inductors in actual circuits; analyze circuits using Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, and network theorems; test components and circuits by properly connecting and operating the following standard test equipment: power supplies, function generators, ammeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, analog and digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and bridges.

Expected Outcomes for Students:

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

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5. select an oscilloscope appropriate to the task for which it will be applied; select a logic analyzer appropriate to the task for which it will be applied; identify accessories used with oscilloscopes and logic analyzers; identify limitations of logic analyzers and oscilloscopes; apply other related test equipment used in electronics.

Course Contents:

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Selection, application, and limitations of the oscilloscope

Selection, application, and limitations of the logic analyzer

Selection, application, and limitations of oscilloscope and related problems

Operating features of oscilloscopes such as:

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6. a. triggering methods b. delayed sweep methods c. multi-trace displays d. z-axis input mode

Operating modes of logic analyzers such as: a. state analysis b. timing analysis

Basic electronic test equipment used in the electronic industry

Chabot College

Course outline for Electronics Technology 68, Page 2

Fall 2005

Methods of Presentation:

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Lecture and discussions

Class demonstrations

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Multimedia presentations

Written and/or oral reports

Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:

1. Typical Assignments: a. Measure voltages in an analog circuit with the oscilloscope and characterize the circuit operation. b. Compare the loading effect of 1x and 10x scope probes on high-frequency voltage measurements c. Capture and analyze a digital data stream with the logic analyzer

2. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress: a. Special assignments b. Quizzes c. Lab exercises d. Final examination

Textbook(s) (Typical):

Original lab assignment handouts and information sheets

Special Student Materials:

Access to a PC and internet connection

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