This course prepares the students for the design and implementation of a real-time operating system (RTOS) on an embedded microcontroller. The course is constructed around a project where each student is required to design and prototype a real-time traffic light using MicroC/OS-II operating system loaded on a PIC18F452 microcontroller. The lecture portion of the course is comprised of lectures and quizzes that support the course project.
This is a course in network infrastructure concentrating on switch and router configuration and operation to support both LAN and WAN environments. In addition to the fundamentals of routing protocols, topics will include subnetting, VLSM, EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols, packet monitoring and filtering, VLAN configuration, Network Address Translation (NAT), Wireless LANs, IPv6, Voice over IP and security implementation. The laboratory component is hands-on in a multiple router-multiple switch environment.
Design and analysis of linear and switching regulators and power converters using state-of-the-art components and devices. Topics to be covered will include: basic building blocks of modern power supply systems; circuits for the generation and processing of pulse and switching waveforms; transistor, rectifier, IC, transformer, inductor, capacitor, and resistor selection; thermal design considerations, feedback and stability analysis; RFI considerations.
A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
This course teaches students through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook exercises, and labs the skills and abilities necessary to design an Active Directory and network infrastructure that meets the technical and business requirements of an organization. Understanding the design process, the required components, and the integration of technologies are key elements in this course.
A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
This course provides the student with a realistic experience in semiconductor manufacturing processes. Oxidation/ diffusion, photolithography (spin/bake/expose/develop), etch, and vapor deposition equipment allow students the opportunity to design, build, and test simple solid-state devices.
Study of the principles and applications of dc and ac rotating machines and associated protective and control equipment. Basic functions such as control of motor speed and direction of rotation and basic PLC programming are laboratory projects. Servo and stepper motors for motion control are examined.
Offers the study of analog and digital communication concepts and systems. Students begin by learning the terminology and measurements of the communications industry. The course includes analysis of AM and FM transmission and reception, data communications, and transmission lines. Emphasis is on a systems approach with block diagrams and study of the concepts within each block. The associated laboratory tests and demonstrates the lecture theory. Students investigate a chosen application further in an individual project.