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This hands-on laboratory course complements Coursera's Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The course develops basic skills in constructing and measuring electrical circuits using modern laboratory instruments.
Lab One: Simple DC Circuits. Using a DMM (Digital Multi-Meter) to measure voltage, current, and resistance; an oscilloscope to display time-varying voltages; a power supply to produce constant (DC) voltages; and a function generator to produce time varying (AC) voltages.
Lab Two: AC Measurements. Characterization and measurement of waveforms using an oscilloscope. Grounding issues. Electro-acoustics—conversion of sound to voltage and back—and opto-electronics—conversion of light to voltage and back.
Lab Three: Signal Processing I: Amplifiers. Using the op-amp in various modes for creating amplifiers.
Lab Four: Signal Processing II: Filters. Building passive and active filters and measuring their transfer functions.
Lab Five: Signals and Systems I. Time-domain and frequency-domain characterization of signals, especially speech.
Lab Six: Signals and Systems II. A/D and D/A conversion.
Lab Seven: Digital Signal Processing I. Implementing digital filters.
Lab Eight: Digital Signal Processing II. Advanced digital filtering. Generating signals digitally. "Fancy" signal processing: speech scramblers, digital music.
Lab Nine: Final Project. A combined optical communication/pulse monitor system.
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