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ELEC 310 is divided into two parts: analog electronics and digital electronics. The analog section deals with applied electronics, with an emphasis on operational amplifier based-circuits (op-amps). The digital logic section deals with logic gates and systems.

Following a brief review of basic components, op-amp circuits are studied, dealing with the effects of feedback to produce different mathematical operations, and some applications such as amplifiers and filters.

The digital logic section starts with binary arithmetic and Boolean algebra, and then continues with, gates, latches, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, and digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and analog-to-digital converters (ADC). Finally, there is a brief look at memory, as used in electronic circuits and computers.

The objective of this course is to give students an introduction to basic analog and digital electronics, as a prelude to further courses in the general electronics area, to courses using applied electronics, or to applications in your future careers as engineers.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
  • Describe and explain the semiconductor electronics, diodes and characteristic of diodes.
  • Describe and explain the fundamental operation of the operation amplifiers.
  • Analyze the essentials of digital logic systems that include binary quantities, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, latches and flip-flops.
  • Analyze circuits using diodes.
  • Derive the expressions (output voltage and gain) for the operation amplifiers.
  • Design combinational circuits from truth table specification and optimize combinational logic with Karnaugh maps.
  • Apply/Investigate the diodes as rectifiers, Op-Amp, and logic gates.
Credit Breakdown

Lecture: 3
Lab: 1
Tutorial: 0.5
Total: 4.5

Academic Unit Breakdown

Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Studies 27
Engineering Design 27