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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EL 253 - Lab for EL 250

Credit Hours: 1

This course is an introductory study of communications, theory, systems and circuits. Analog topics include modulation techniques, noise, tuned circuits, AM, FM, and SSB modulation, demodulation, mixers, transmission lines and applications. Basic breadboard experiments include resonance, oscillators, class C tuned amplifiers, modulators, detectors, filters and mixers. Additional and/or substitute experiments and simulations selected from frequency multipliers, PLL, transmission lines, transmitters, receivers, PCM and other topics as approved by instructor.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • construct, simulate, analyze, and measure communications circuits including RF amplifiers, oscillators, detectors, tuned circuits, filters, mixers, modulators, TRF receivers;
  • use a spectrum analyzer to observe signals in the frequency domain;
  • identify and use appropriate technical literature for a research project; and
  • make an effective presentation of a research topic.

Prerequisites: EL 155, EL 203, EL 217
Corequisites: EL 250
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