227-0085-12L  Projects & Seminars: Electronic Circuits & Signals Exploration Laboratory

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersH.‑A. Loeliger
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

The course unit can only be taken once. Repeated enrollment in a later semester is not creditable.

AbstractThe category of "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars" includes courses and laboratories in various formats designed to impart practical knowledge and skills. Moreover, these classes encourage independent experimentation and design, allow for explorative learning and teach the methodology of project work.
ObjectiveAs everyday electronic circuits have transitioned into integrated circuits, they have become increasingly difficult to examine and tinker with. As a result, students become less exposed to basic analog electronic circuits and their fundamental operating principles. At university level, bachelor classes in analog circuits and electronics provide rigorous theoretical insights but are typically focused on linearised operating behaviour.

The goal of this lab course is for the students to enhance their understanding on how basic analog electronic circuits work, or perhaps don't work, and provide enough practical experience for the students to feel at ease using transistors, resistors, capacitances, diodes etc., to create working circuits.

For example, students create circuits that make physical quantities audible. Students are encourage to realise their own circuit ideas.