SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:28:19 PMELEC 60C Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 60CTitle:  MODERN ELEC CIRCUITS I  
Full Title:  Modern Electronic Circuits I
Last Reviewed:2/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled5.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled87.50
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled3.0010 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  175.00Total Student Learning Hours: 315.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Basic theory of operation of electronic power supplies, both linear and switching, electronic communications systems, and communications integrated circuits.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ELEC 60B with a grade of C or better; OR Course completion of ELEC 71A and ELEC 71AL and ELEC 71B and ELEC 71BL


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Basic theory of operation of electronic power supplies, both linear and switching, electronic communications systems, and communications integrated circuits.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ELEC 60B with a grade of C or better; OR Course completion of ELEC 71A and ELEC 71AL and ELEC 71B and ELEC 71BL
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:Fall 2017
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
     
1. Calculate and measure the gain of single-stage and multistage amplifying circuits.
2. Calculate and measure the cutoff frequencies of active and passive filters and amplifiers.
3. Identify different oscillator types by circuit configuration.
4. Identify modulation types and characteristics by oscilloscope and spectral analysis presentations.
5. Draw and explain the purpose of each stage in an AM and FM receiver and transmitter and software-defined receiver and transmitter.
6. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of AM and FM.
7. Troubleshoot and repair basic switch mode power supplies.

Topics and Scope
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I. Power supplies
    A. linear regulators
        1. series regulators
        2. shunt regulators
    B. switching power supplies/regulators
        1. buck regulators
        2. boost regulators
        3. pulse width modulation (PWM)
    C. Common problems
II. Amplifiers
     A. single-stage amplifiers
         1. gain
         2. bandwidth
         3. classes
     B. multi-stage amplifiers
         1. gain
         2. bandwidth
     C. Common problems
III. Filters
      A. passive
        1. types
        2. bandwidth
        3. bandwidth characteristics
      B. active
        1. types
        2. bandwidth
        3. bandwidth characteristics
      C. Common problems
IV. Oscillators
     A. resistor capacitor (RC)
     B. inductor capacitor (LC)
     C. mechanical
           1. crystal
          2. surface acoustic wave (SAW)
     D. modular
V. Frequency conversion - up and down converters
VI. Modulation types
    A. amplitude modulation (AM)
    B. frequency modulation (FM)
    C. phase modulation (PM)
        1. quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM)
        2. quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK)
VII. Receivers
    A. superheterodyne principle
        1. single conversion
        2. multiple conversions
        3. image rejection
    B. intermediate frequency (IF) amplifiers
    C. demodulating circuits
         1. diode
        2. phase lock loop (PLL)
        3. discriminators
     D. software-defined receivers
    E. local oscillators
        1. variable frequency oscillators (VFO)
        2. frequency synthesized oscillators
        3. automatic frequency control (AFC)
VIII. Transmitters
     A. basic transmitters
     B. frequency multipliers
     C. power amplifiers
        1. linear
        2. non-linear
     D. modulation
IX. Application specific integrated circuits (ASIC)s
 
LABORATORY MATERIAL
I. Power supply circuits
    A. linear
    B. switch mode
II. Amplifier lab (discrete)
    A. single stage
    B. multi stage
III. Filters
    A. active
    B. passive
IV. Oscillators
    A. inductor capacitor (LC)
    B. resistor capacitor (RC)
V. Modulation lab
    A. amplitude modulation (AM)
    B. frequency modulation (FM)
    C. phase modulation (PM)
    D. spread spectrum
VI. Receiver lab
    A. AM
    B. FM
    C. intermediate frequency (IF) amplifiers
    D. frequency conversion
    E. alignment
VII. Transmitter Lab
    A. AM - single side band (SSB)
    B. FM - PM
    C. alignment (tuning)
VIII. Software defined receivers

Assignments:
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1. 10-20 page weekly reading assignments
2. 8-12 written lab reports
3. 15-24 homework/lab assignments
4. 2-5 objective quizzes
5. 1 objective midterm exam and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Homework problems, lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes; midterm and final exam: objective examinations include multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Electronic Devices, 9th edition. Floyd, Thomas L. Prentice Hall publishers: 2012
 
Foundations of Electronics Circuits and Devices, 5th edition. Gates, Earl. Meade, DelMar/Cengage publishers: 2007
 
Instructor prepared materials

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