Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

IE 130 - Industrial Electronics

Credit Hours: 3

Oscillator and timer circuits; SCRs, TRIACs, opto-isolators and power control circuits; linear and switching regulators; inverters, converters, pulse-width modulators, solid-state motor control circuits and variable-speed drives. Activities include component and circuit identification, description of behavior and troubleshooting methods. Experiments include: op-amp oscillators, 555 timers, SCR characteristics and SCR power control, TRIAC characteristics and power control, opto-isolators, linear regulators, switching regulators, power inverters, pulse-width modulated power control, solid-state motor control circuits and variable-speed drives.

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

  • describe the characteristics of silicon and germanium diodes;
  • identify the operating conditions of diodes and their functions in simple DC circuits;
  • explain the functional blocks of a basic power supply having: half-wave or bridge rectifier, simple capacitor filtering and a Zener regulator and define the terms - % ripple and voltage regulation;
  • identify and describe transistor amplifier configuration;
  • explain the DC load line and Q point that describes the various biasing arrangements that are used with the three transistor configurations;
  • apply the knowledge of AC equivalent circuits and explain the operation of small signal amplifiers;
  • identify the function and operating conditions of Field Effect Transistors;
  • identify the types of amplifier circuits common to Field Effect Transistors;
  • identify various operational amplifiers;
  • explain the operation of large signal amplifiers;
  • evaluate the operation of SCRs, DIAC and TRIAC;
  • understand and use an oscilloscope to observe and measure electronic voltages and signals;
  • use test equipment to verify the operation of electronic components;
  • identify various electronic devices in a circuit and determine their operational function in the circuit; and
  • explain the operation of rectifiers, regulators and filters in a power supply.

Prerequisites: EL 130, EL 131
Concurrent Registration: EL 174
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