Electronic Circuit Laboratory

Location

ET Building 224

Lab coordinator

Adam Mock
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
ET Building 130C
989-774-7702
mock1ap@cmich.edu

Teaching/learning activities in the lab

The Electronic Circuit Laboratory facilities are utilized primarily by students majoring in Electrical Engineering. These courses range from sophomore to senior year and include but are not limited to EGR 388: Introduction to Electromagnetics, EGR 393: Circuit Lab, EGR 396: Microprocessor Fundamentals, EGR 398: Microelectronics and Computer Lab and EGR 496: Communication Systems.

Lab activities performed in these courses include:

  • Measuring DC voltage and current
  • Verifying and applying Ohm's Law
  • Constructing and measuring resistive circuits in series and parallel
  • Measurement of AC voltage and current
  • Measurement of reactance of inductors and capacitors
  • Using diodes and transistors
  • Building combinational and sequential digital circuits using 7400 series IC chips
  • Building and testing electromagnetic devices such as capacitors, inductors and transformers
  • Building and testing AM and FM communication systems
  • Design of microelectornic circuits involving diodes, Op Amps, MOSFETs and BJTs
  • Programming microcontrollers such as Motorola 68HC12 (miniDragon or Dragon P2 boards)

Teaching equipment (hardware and software)

One of twelve lab benches12 lab benches each equipped with the following:
  • BK Precision 4040DDS 20 MHz Function Generator
  • BK Precision 1651 Triple DC Power Supply
  • Tektronix TDS 2012C 100 MHz Oscilloscope
  • Digital Multimeter

1 Philips RM 6303 RCL Meter

16 Right Tech 9202 Handheld DMMs

12 Personal Computers with Microsoft Office, Matlab, Xilinx, Code Warrior, Cadence, Orcad, AsmIDE

Assortment of electrical components including:

  • Digital IC chips
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Diodes
  • Transistors
  • Potentiometers
  • LEDs
  • Switches
  • 8 Ohm speakers

Research projects in the lab

Though the primary function of the Electronic Circuit Laboratory is for student teaching and learning, it is available for use in any student or faculty research project. Specific ongoing research projects supported by the Electronic Circuit Laboratory include testing and building sensor circuits in Tolga Kaya's lab.