VEE 125 Electronics Circuits

Course Description: This course allows students to investigate small and large signal amplifiers. Topics include Multistage, RC coupled, Push-Pull Amplifiers; various Sine Wave and Non Sine Wave Oscillators including, Hartley, Colpitts, RC Phase Shift, Crystal Controlled, Sawtooth and Blocking Oscillators.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): NA
  • Prerequisite Courses: VEE 110 Discrete Devices I
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
    2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
    3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
    4. Build electronics projects to a given specification.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Describe the purpose of multistage transistor amplifiers.
    2. Describe the operating characteristics of resistor and capacitor (RC) coupled transistor amplifiers.
    3. Describe the operating characteristics of push-pull amplifiers.
    4. Describe the troubleshooting method of a multistage transistor amplifier.
    5. Describe the purpose of various sine wave oscillators.
    6. Troubleshoot typical hartley and colpitts oscillator.
    7. Troubleshoot typical resistor and capacitor (RC) phase shift and crystal controlled oscillator.
    8. Troubleshoot typical non sine wave oscillators.

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    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Describe the purpose of multistage transistor amplifiers.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe the purpose of cascade amplifiers

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    1.2 Calculate the gain of cascade amplifiers.

    1.3 Describe the different methods of coupling amplifier stages.

    General SLO 2. Describe the operating characteristics of resistor and capacitor (RC) coupled transistor amplifiers.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Describe the features of RC coupled transistor amplifiers.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    2.2 Describe the effects of input signal amplitude and frequency on RC coupled transistor amplifiers.

    2.3 Measure input and output waveforms of RC coupled transistor amplifiers

    2.4 Recognize normal operating conditions of RC coupled transistor amplifiers.

    2.5 Observe the effects of input signal amplitude and frequency on RC coupled transistor amplifiers.

     

    General SLO 3. Describe the operating characteristics of push-pull amplifiers.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Identify push-pull amplifier circuits.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    3.2 Describe the features of push-pull amplifiers.

    3.3 Measure input and output waveforms of a common collector push-pull amplifier circuit.

    3.4 Recognize normal operating conditions of push-pull amplifiers.

    General SLO 4. Describe the troubleshooting method of a multistage transistor amplifier.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Describe signal tracing approach of a multistage transistor amplifier.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    4.2 Identify common faults in a multistage transistor amplifier circuit.

    4.3 Isolate the faulty section of a multistage transistor amplifier circuit.

    4.4 Troubleshoot a multistage transistor amplifier circuit.

    General SLO 5. Describe the purpose of various sine wave oscillators.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Describe the purpose of various sine wave oscillators.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    5.2 Describe a basic sine wave oscillator circuit.

    5.3 Identify coil and capacitor (LC) oscillator, resistor and capacitor (RC) oscillator and crystal oscillator

    5.4 Identify hartley oscillator, colpitts oscillator, RC phase shift oscillator, crystal controlled oscillator, sawtooth oscillator and blocking oscillator.

    5.5 Describe the normal operating characteristics of hartley oscillator, colpitts oscillator, RC phase shift oscillator, crystal controlled oscillator, sawtooth oscillator and blocking oscillator.

    5.6 Monitor the test points waveforms and voltages of hartley oscillator, colpitts oscillator, RC phase shift oscillator, crystal controlled oscillator, sawtooth oscillator and blocking oscillator.

    General SLO 6. Troubleshoot typical Hartley and Colpitts oscillator.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Describe typical faults in hartley and colpitts oscillators.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    6.2 Describe hartley and colpitts oscillator troubleshooting procedures.

    6.3 Recognize when a hartley oscillator is faulted.

    6.4 Identify the faulted component in a hartley oscillator.

    6.5 Recognize when a colpitts oscillator is faulted.

    6.6 Identify the faulted component in a colpitts oscillator.

    General SLO 7. Troubleshoot typical resistor and capacitor (RC) phase shift and crystal controlled oscillator.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 Describe typical faults in RC phase shift and crystal oscillators.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    7.2 Describe RC phase shift and crystal oscillator troubleshooting procedures.

    7.3 Recognize when a RC phase shift oscillator is faulted.

    7.4 Identify the faulted component in a RC phase shift oscillator.

    7.5 Recognize when a crystal oscillator is faulted

    7.6 Identify the faulted component in a crystal oscillator.

    General SLO 8. Troubleshoot typical non sine wave oscillator.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    8.1 Describe typical faults in sawtooth and blocking oscillators.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    8.2 Describe sawtooth and blocking oscillator troubleshooting procedures.

    8.3 Recognize when a sawtooth oscillator is faulted.

    8.4 Identify the faulted component in a sawtooth oscillator.

    8.5 Recognize when a blocking oscillator is faulted.

    8.6 Identify the faulted component in a blocking oscillator.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Multistage transistor amplifiers
    2. RC coupled transistor amplifiers
    3. Push-pull amplifiers
    4. Troubleshooting multistage amplifiers
    5. Sine wave oscillators
    6. Hartley and colpitts oscillator
    7. Troubleshoot RC phase shift and crystal controlled oscillator
    8. Troubleshoot non sine wave oscillators
    9. E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

      1. Computer Aided Instruction
      2. Practical/Experimentation
      3. Lecture/Demonstration

      F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
      Floyd, T.L. (2010). Electronics Devices, 4th edition. Westerville, OH:
      Mc Graw-Hill Professional (or most recent edition).

      G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
      Nida Corporation. (2002). Unit III Analog Circuits. Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation Publishing (or most recent edition).

      H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
      None

      I. EVALUATION
      Student in electronics and telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

      J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
      None

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