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ELC 222 Active Circuits and Systems
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2006
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 lectures, 3 labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Theory and design of active circuits and systems used in electronic and electro-mechanical equipment, integration of active circuits into sub-systems and complete electro-mechanical systems, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog systems with reference to data acquisition and control.

Prerequisites: ELC220

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Work safely around low- and medium-voltage equipment.
2. Discuss and describe basic power supplies.
3. Discuss principles of application, operation and troubleshoot basic audio amplifier system containing discrete and integrated devices.
4. Discuss principles and applications of basic radio frequency systems.
5. Understand the purpose and application of the various types of audio and radio frequency amplifier, both low- and high-power.
6. Discuss the design and application for the various modulating and demodulating systems.
7. Describe the various timing and phase control circuits associated with DC and AC motor speed control.
8. Discuss the use of various transducers to monitor and control systems.
9. Discuss basic servo mechanisms and control types.
10. Apply programmable logic controller (PLC) to basic machine control.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
- Demonstrate safe work habits and precautions with 100% accuracy.
- Illustrate and discuss a multi-stage electronic systems with 80% accuracy.
- Discuss two approaches to system troubleshooting with 80% accuracy.
- Discuss procedures necessary to isolate low- and high-power sub-systems with 80% accuracy.
- Discuss and characterize two modulating techniques with 80% accuracy.
- Discuss and illustrate the use of appropriate transducers in timing and phase control circuits with 80% accuracy.
- Identify servo-mechanism sub-systems with 80% accuracy.
- Explain the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in basic machine control systems with 80% accuracy.