This is a laboratory course covering the following topics: principles and characteristics of DC machines (e.g., DC motors and generators); switching power supplies (e.g., DC-DC converters); communication systems and digital signal processing; semi-custom LSI design using FPGAs; and design, fabrication, and testing of MOS integrated circuits.
Through simulation, design, fabrication, and characteristic evaluation of circuits and devices, the aims of the course are to deepen students’ comprehension of the subject area and develop their abilities in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, through the experiential learning, students will develop practical skills that are essential to become successful engineers and researchers. These include teamwork, leadership, and communication skills ; safety training and experience with electrical devices and machines; methods to obtain and process data; and the ability to draw conclusions from findings and write technical reports.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Laboratory III is a course held over two academic quarters, and part B makes up the second half of this course.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the operating principles of DC motors and generators as well as their basic characteristics (e.g., load characteristics, induced electromotive force, and generated torque).
2. Explain the operating principles of switching power supplies, such as DC-DC converters, and design a basic DC-DC converter.
3. Explain the basic operating principles of wireless communication systems (e.g., frequency-domain behavior of signals, filters, frequency domain processing, the nature of AM modulated signals, demodulation of modulated signals containing noise) and use MATLAB.
4. Design basic digital systems with MATLAB and Simulink and implement them on FPGAs.
5. Explain the basic process flow of semiconductor fabrication (i.e., mask design, oxidation, exposure, interconnection, testing of the logic circuits) through their experience fabricating MOS integrated circuits.
Corresponding educational goals are:
(4) Applied skills (inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills) Organization and analysis
(9) Skills multilaterally understanding and analyzing phenomena related to electrical and electronic engineering, and taking action at their own discretion
DC motor, DC generator, load characteristics, induced electromotive force, generated torque, switching power supply, DC-DC converter, filter, AM modulation, AM demodulation, noise, time domain, frequency domain, logic system design, MATLAB, Simulink, FPGA, semiconductor fabrication process, MOS IC, digital logic, mask, oxidation, exposure, interconnection, testing of circuits.
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is held over two academic quarters, with part B making up the second half of the course. The class meets twice weekly for a two-period session.
Students work in teams throughout this course and conduct a series of experiments that each focuses on a certain theme. Each experiment lasts eight hours and is conducted as follows: the first two periods are spent on understanding the objectives of the theme and on preparation; the next four hours are used for carrying out the experiment; and the last two periods are spent on writing a report. The written report must be submitted by a specified date.
Students must read the experiment manual before the start of each experiment to ensure safety and smooth running.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||DC machines - Operating principles and basic characteristics of DC motors and generators||Measure and discuss the characteristics of DC motors and generators (e.g., load characteristics, induced electromotive force, and generated torque).|
|Class 2||Switching power supplies - Operating principles of switching power supplies, circuit types, design of DC-DC converters||Explain the operating principles of switching power supplies. Design, simulate, and take parameter measurements.|
|Class 3||Communication systems - MATLAB simulation of filters, frequency domain signal processing, and AM modulation and demodulation||Explain the basic principles of communication systems including filters, the Fourier transform, frequency-domain processing, AM modulation and demodulation, and simulate them with MATLAB.|
|Class 4||Semi-custom LSI - Design of basic digital systems with MATLAB and Simulink , and FPGA implementation||Design a basic digital system with MATLAB and Simulink, and implement it on an FPGA.|
|Class 5||MOS integrated circuits - Mask design and fabrication of MOS integrated circuits||Explain the basic fabrication process and mask design for MOS integrated circuits.|
Course materials can be found on OCW-i.
Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.
Assessment is based on the quality of the written reports and on the status of submission thereof.
The instructor may fail a student if he/she repeatedly comes to class late or resubmits reports too often.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.
Prof. Y. Miyamoto: miya[at]ee.e.titech.ac.jp
E-mail for an appointment.
Students should complete “Electrical and Electronic Engineering Laboratory IIIA AND IIIB”, then the credit is given at a time.