Lecture 1 - Overview -Summer 2008-2009

Lecture 1 - Overview -Summer 2008-2009 - Lab IV Lecture 1...

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Unformatted text preview: Lab IV Lecture 1 Course Overview Introduce Step 1 Course Web Page: http://webct.drexel.edu 2 Contact Info • Dr. Christopher Peters • Bossone 512 • [email protected] • Office Phone: 215-895-6604 • Office Hours: T,W 8 a.m.-10 a.m. 3 Course Goals • Provide a practical experience in circuit prototyping • Integrate analog and digital circuit design concepts • Increase Cadence ECAD skills • Incorporate system-level and scheduling considerations 4 What Do We Expect of You? • Mandatory attendance in lab lecture • Attendance in lab hours • You can work in a group of 2 or 3 and turn in one report • You will attend the lab section listed on your schedule • 2 to 3 hours of work outside of lab • This is the level of effort that should be going into each of your classes per lecture hour • Assignments will be turned in on time 5 What Should You Expect of Us? • We will provide you with the materials and documentation needed to perform the project • We will provide grade feedback on a timely basis • We will be available to answer your questions 6 Course Organization • We have two web sites • http://www.ece.drexel.edu/courses/ECE- L304/ • Lecture notes, assignments, report formats, reference links • http://webct.drexel.edu (WebCT Vista through Drexel One) • Grade posting, class notices, everything from public website 7 Grading Policy • The deliverables for each step of the project will receive a numerical grade. The grades for steps which involve circuit design and construction will have several parts, including design, functionality (does it work?), quality of construction. • Steps 2 and 6 are multi-week experiments, and will receive heavier weight. • Several web quizzes will be given • A lab notebook is required . • Spot checks during term • Submitted at end of term for full review 8 Grading Policy • Pre-labs must be turned in prior to their labs and will be graded. • Deliverables are due no later than 5PM Friday the week after your scheduled lab meeting. Reports that are late will lose 20% per week until four weeks have gone by, at which time the report will not be accepted. 9 Some Useful Reference Books • The Art of Electronics, Horowitz and Hill, any edition • A Guide to Writing as an Engineer , D. Beer and D. McMurray, Wiley and Sons, 2005, ISBN 0-471-43074-9 10 Some Thoughts on Ethics… • Your lab experiment did not work, so you ‘borrow’ the data/graph/figure from another group and interpret it in your report....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course ECEC 304 taught by Professor Peters during the Summer '09 term at Drexel.

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Lecture 1 - Overview -Summer 2008-2009 - Lab IV Lecture 1...

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