Module Title:Analogue and Digital Electronics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: (a) This will take the form of problem-based learning during tutorials and practical classes. (b) An emphasis will be placed on relating individual circuits to useful application systems both in theory and practical classes. (c) Circuit simulation software may be used in the problem-solving sessions to validate student solutions. (d) Particular emphasis will be placed on active learning including problem/project based learning
Module Aim: To give the students the knowledge, competencies and skills to analyse commonly used analogue and digital systems
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the operation of common electronic circuits using operational amplifiers such as comparators and oscillators using operational amplifiers
LO2 Analyse the operation of linear power supplies
LO3 Describe battery operation, construction, shelf live and safe disposal.
LO4 Design and implement significant combinatorial digital circuits using conventional gates and logic components.
LO5 Explain the operation of a microprocessor-based system including operation of bus, memory and input/output.
LO6 Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group, undertaking personal, administrative and organisational activities associated with an efficient team.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sequential logic design
Sequential logic - counters, state machines etc
Assembly code
Introduction to assembly code instructions.
Embedded C
Introduction to Embedded C for microcontrollers.
Microprocessor architecture
Memory Addressing
Memory Addressing
Operational Amplifiers
Explain the operation of several basic comparator circuits. - Describe the topology and applications of integrator and differentiator circuits. - Describe and analyse the operation of a summing amplifier. - Describe the topology and application of Schmitt trigger circuits.
Linear Power Supplies
Describe line and load regulation. - Analyse the basic operation of both series and shunt voltage regulators. - Describe applications of IC voltage regulators. - Analyse the performance of a regulator using a commercial IC.
Describe battery operation and construction
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Class Test, Mini Projects 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory experiments, Problem Solving Exercises 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Formal End of Module Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 6.00
Laboratory Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 13.00

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