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Practices in Electronics Designs 1

Semester 1

This laboratory course will be presented in a teaching lab format and is meant to cover the laboratory components of the Level 2 electronics courses taught in Semester 1, along with components from the level one ECNG1000 circuit analysis course for the electronics engineers.

The students will be assigned experiments and a major design project that are consistent with the courses they are undertaking. The design project will be an integral part of the course. A formal project report and demonstration of prototype must be presented at the end of the semester.

  • Design and synthesis of digital circuits and   microprocessor systems using a hardware descriptive language such as VHDL.
  • Verification of circuit network theorems and their applications to circuit designs for maximum power transfer and impedance matching.
  • Application of circuit simulation tools (PSPICE, Workbench, Multisim) to the design and analysis of electronic circuits.
  • Exploration of interface circuit designs for microcontrollers and their application to embedded system.
  • Exploration of the behavior of various signals and systems using Matlab software tool.

Six Laboratory reports (equal weighting)                       30%

One major design project                                              70%

The breakdown for the design project is as follows:

o   Oral Presentation (10%)

o   Prototype construction and test (30%)

o   On-the-job performance (10%)

o   Written Project Report (20%)

Learning Objectives: 

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Perform investigative analysis of various digital circuits and systems
  • Design and analyze complex digital circuits using VHDL
  • Use Circuit simulation tools such as PSPICE,  MultiSim and Workbench to design and analyze electronic circuits
  • Design and program microcontroller based circuits for specific applications
  • Use Matlab software to perform mathematical simulations of components, circuits and systems
  • Demonstrate the application of circuit theorems to designs for maximum power and impedance matching
  • Effectively work in teams to accomplish assigned task
  • Make effective presentations
  • Write technical reports.
ELET1400 and ELET1405
  •  Lab Manual for Modern Electronic Communication
    •  Mark E. Oliver, Jeff Beasley, and David Shores
    • Prentice Hall
    • Edition:9th
  •  PSPICE for Basic Circuit analysis
    •  Joseph Tront
    •  McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    • Edition: 2nd
  •  Digital Electronics Laboratory Experiments using the Xilinix XC95108 CPLD with Xilinx Foundation : Design and Simulation Software
    • James Stewart
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
    • Edition: 2nd
  •  Computer Simulated Experiments for Electronic Devices Using Electronics Workbench and Multisim
    • Richard H. Berube
    • Prentice Hall
    • Edition: 3rd


Internet Sources:

1.      NESIMI ERTUGRUL; “New Era in Engineering Experiments: an Integrated and Interactive Teaching/Learning Approach, and Real-Time Visualisations” online at:


3.      Electronics project ideas:

Course Code: 
3 Credits
Level 2
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