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The lab this week was about the familiarization of the equipment we will be using in the Digital Devices Lab over the next semester. Our equipment includes a XCRP circuit board, a wiring kit, our personal computer and a cable to program the board with from our personal computer. The lab showed us all of the basic components of our boards by allowing us to test each and every one of them. We powered the board through the wall transformer, programmed the board with the Xilinx Software on our computer, and tested the many components on the board such as the LEDs, the switches, and the buttons. We measured the voltage of the current flowing through the board at certain times and measured the wavelengths of the potentiometer. The results were the understanding of the basic parts of our own electronic circuit board and how they work. Theory:
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The XCRP board by Digilent is a complex circuit board that is used for educational purposes to demonstrate basic functions of electronic components and to provide a way for student to build and test simple circuits. It is programmed by the Xilinx CAD software. Some terms that we needed to be familiar with for the lab are listed below. Voltage is the rate at which energy is drawn from a known source into a circuit. Resistance is the opposition of electric current in a circuit. Electric current is the rate of the flow of a charge throughout a circuit. Power is defined as the amount of work done by an electric current and the use of this power is energy. We also needed to be familiar with many electronic components prior to the lab. Capacitors store electric charges temporarily normally with two metallic plates. Resistors and diodes resist the flow of electric current in a circuit. LED’s are light emitting diodes that obviously produce a light when current is flowing through them.
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