Physics 335, Spring Quarter 2014
Electric Circuits Laboratory II
Digital Electronics, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
Instructor: David B. Pengra
Office: Physics and Astronomy Building B256
Office Hours by appointment — please email or phone
Lectures start April 1, 2014 – First week of term.
Meeting Times and Locations
Teaching Assistants and Support
Homework Assignments and Solutions
Homework 1 Due April 1, 10:30am
Many datasheets can be found at www.datasheetcatalog.com.
Some selected datasheets:
You should read through the lab notes and related material in the text or from other sources such as datasheets prior to coming to each lab period.
Lab 1 - Intro to Digital Logic
Thanks to the contributions of Profs. Blayne Heckel, Prof. Oscar Vilches, Leslie Rosenberg, Jason Alferness, David Pengra and John Stoltenberg for these materials.
Summary Course Information
Our objective is for you to learn the kind of basic digital electronics you'll need in the laboratory. You'll begin by designing and building circuits around 74-series TTL and CMOS logic gates. You'll then learn to how to interface ADC's and DAC's and other peripherals. You'll then assemble and program circuits containing microcontrollers. Along the way, you'll learn fundamentals of computer architecture and machine-level programming.
Optional Texts (copies are available for viewing in B280):
As the term progresses, we will post other information that you will be expected to read (or at least look over), such as user manuals, data sheets, and other notes.
Homework, Exams, and Grading:
There will be one exam about midway through the term. It will count for 20% of the grade. It will cover digital circuits and characteristics of digital gates, Boolean logic, and PIC controllers up to that point in the course. The exam is closed-book. Among other things, you're expected to know the truth-tables for basic logic gates and how counters, flip-flops and latches function. You're expected to know how to draw a timing diagram. The exam will include a summary table of PIC microcontroller instructions.
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