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ELEC361 Measurement and Analysis

Paper Description

This laboratory course consists of a number of experimental tasks, or 'labs'. Students engage in applied projects that explore important circuit topologies, and techniques in modern electronics for collecting, transmitting, and processing information represented as electrical signals. Two final labs explore high-level systems production using the Arduino platform.

There are 7 labs available, some of which are designated 1-week labs, the rest are 2-week labs. We run a Keller-type plan, in which students progress at their own pace; there is no fixed time start or finish time for a given lab.

Assessment:
Completed labs 90%, End-of-semester presentation 10%.

Important information about assessment for ELEC361

Course Coordinator:
Associate Professor Colin Fox

After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Utilise the NI Elvis II prototyping system and associated virtual instrumentation
  2. Tidily construct, measure, analyse and understand a range of electronic circuits that implement important functionality
  3. Maintain a laboratory book
  4. Access and utilise online resources, including data sheets, application notes and open-source software, as part of laboratory problem solving
  5. Present and report findings to a non-specialist audience

Laboratory Topics

Topic
Introduction to NI ELIVS II platform
Time and Frequency Response of RC Circuits
Near-Field Electrostatic Communicator
Optical Data Link
Differential Amplifier
Arduino #1 -- Ultrasound distance meter
Arduino #2 -- Smart widget

The ELEC361 Paper Support Home Page provides lab information and materials.

 


Formal University Information

The following information is from the University’s corporate web site.

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Details

Laboratory projects that explore key ideas in modern electronics for collecting, transmitting, and processing information represented as electrical signals.

This laboratory paper consists of a number of experimental tasks, or 'labs'. Two final labs explore high-level systems production using the Arduino platform.

Paper title Measurement and Analysis
Paper code ELEC361
Subject Electronics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,224.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Prerequisite
ELEC 253 and PHSI 282
Schedule C
Science
Contact
colin.fox@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator: Associate Professor Colin Fox
Dr Tim Molteno

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Utilise the NI Elvis II prototyping system and associated virtual instrumentation
  2. Tidily construct, measure, analyse and understand a range of electronic circuits that implement important functionality
  3. Maintain a laboratory book
  4. Access and utilise online resources, including data sheets, application notes and open-source software, as part of laboratory problem solving
  5. Present and report findings to a non-specialist audience

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Timetable

Not offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Laboratory projects that explore key ideas in modern electronics for collecting, transmitting, and processing information represented as electrical signals.

This laboratory paper consists of a number of experimental tasks, or 'labs'. Two final labs explore high-level systems production using the Arduino platform.

Paper title Measurement and Analysis
Paper code ELEC361
Subject Electronics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
ELEC 253 and PHSI 282
Schedule C
Science
Contact
colin.fox@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator: Associate Professor Colin Fox
Dr Tim Molteno

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Utilise the NI Elvis II prototyping system and associated virtual instrumentation
  2. Tidily construct, measure, analyse and understand a range of electronic circuits that implement important functionality
  3. Maintain a laboratory book
  4. Access and utilise online resources, including data sheets, application notes and open-source software, as part of laboratory problem solving
  5. Present and report findings to a non-specialist audience

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Timetable

Not offered in 2020

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None