SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:36:40 AMELEC 180 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 180Title:  LABVIEW FOR TECHNICIANS  
Full Title:  LabVIEW for Technicians
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of computerized data acquisition and programmable instrument control using National Instruments LabVIEW graphical programming software. Topics include building virtual instruments (VI), using control structures, using analog and digital signal generators, performing signal processing and analysis, creating charts and graphs, implementing instrument control and data acquisition. Includes an introduction to circuit simulation using National Instruments Multisim.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fundamentals of computerized data acquisition and programmable instrument control using National Instruments LabVIEW graphical programming software. Topics include building virtual instruments (VI), using control structures, using analog and digital signal generators, performing signal processing and analysis, creating charts and graphs, implementing instrument control and data acquisition. Includes an introduction to circuit simulation using National Instruments Multisim.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Design and build virtual instruments (VI).
2.  Perform signal generation and measurement using LabVIEW data acquisition tools.
3.  Identify and correct VI program errors.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   View pre-existing virtual instruments in LabVIEW.
2.   Design and build virtual instruments using the LabVIEW environment.
3.   Identify and correct virtual instrument program errors.
4.   Design and build sub-virtual instruments.
5.   Design and build virtual instruments that employ conditional and repetitive control
      structures.
6.   Create array controls and indicators.
7.   Create and customize waveform charts and graphs.
8.   Generate and measure analog and digital signals by using the data acquisition tools in
      LabVIEW.
9.   Create string manipulation functions.
10. Write to and read data from a file.
11. Design and build virtual instrumentation for signal generation and processing.
12. Detect, configure, and control an external instrument using LabVIEW.
13. Simulate electronic circuitry using Multisim.

Topics and Scope
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I. LabVIEW Basics
    A. The LabVIEW environment
    B. Opening, loading, and saving virtual instruments
II. Virtual Instruments (VI)
    A. The front panel
    B. The block diagram
    C. Building a VI
    D. Data flow programming
III. Editing and Debugging Virtual Instruments
    A. Editing techniques
         1. Creating controls and indicators on the block diagram
         2. Selecting, moving and resizing objects
         3. Selecting and Deleting Wires
    B. Debugging Techniques
         1. Finding errors
         2. Single stepping through a VI and its subVIs
         3. Breakpoint and probes
IV. SubVIs
    A. Editing the icon and connector
    B. Using a VI as a subVI
    C. Creating a subVI
V. Structures
    A. The for loop
    B. The while loop
    C. Shift registers and feedback nodes
    D. Case structures
    E. Common problems in wiring structures
VI. Arrays and Clusters
    A. Arrays
    B. Creating arrays with loops
    C. Array functions
    D. Clusters
VII. Charts and Graphs
    A. Waveform charts and graphs
    B. XY graphs
    C. Customizing charts and graphs
VIII. Data Acquisition (DAQ)
    A. Components of a DAQ system
    B. Types of signals
    C. Analog to digital conversions
    D. DAQ hardware configuration
    E. Analog input/output
    F. Digital input/output
IX. String and File Input/Output (I/O)
    A. String conversions
    B. File I/O
    C. Analysis
    D. Signal generation
    E. Signal processing
X. Instrument Control
    A. Components of an instrument control system
    B. Detecting and configuring instruments
    C. Instrument drivers
XI. Multisim Basics
    A. Open and run existing multisim files
    B. Using the multisim tools
XII. Laboratory Topics
    A. Using the LabVIEW environment
    B. Programming a simple VI
    C. Editing and debugging techniques
    D. Using a subVI
    E. Programming control structures
    F. Using arrays and clusters
    G. Using a DAQ system
    H. File input and output
    I.  Controlling an Instrument

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Assigned reading (20-35 pages per week)
2. Computer programs and documentation (3 per week)
3. Quizzes (2-4)
4. Final project: Create VI computer program and associated documents
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Laboratory exercises (6-10)

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Computer programs and documentation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Laboratory assignments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes and final project
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 Hands-on introduction to LabVIEW for scientists and engineers. 4th edition, Essick, John, Oxford University Press, (2019)

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