ELG3336: Electronics for Mechanical Engineering (Fall 2017)

Office Hours: Open

Textbook: Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering (Giorgio Rizzoni, Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill)

 

 

Sep 06

DGD: Review of Ohm's law; KCL; KVL; Current Divider and Voltage Divider (Chapter 2 and 3); Review of Labs.

Sep 08

Lecture: Design of a Mechatronics System; IEEE Real World Engineering Projects

Sep 08

Introduction to Lab (Group 1)

   
Sep 11 Introduction to Lab (Group 2)
Sep 12 Lecture: Chapter 8 (Lecture Notes 1)
Sep 13 DGD: Introducing to Lab1; Lecture Notes 1 (Solving problems on Op Amp based amplifiers).
Sep 15

Lab1: Group 1; Appendix

Sep 15 Lecture: Chapter 8 (Lecture Notes 1)
   
Sep 18

Lab1: Group 2

Sep 19 Lecture Notes 2
Sep 20 DGD: Presentation for Lab2; Lecture Notes 3
Sep 22 Lab2: Presentation for Lab2 (Group 1)
Sep 22

Lecture Notes 2; Activity on Comparators; Active Filters; Filter Design

   
Sep 25

Lab2: Presentation for Lab2 (Group 2)

Sep 26 Lecture Notes 3; Activity on Basic Operation of a Diode
Sep 27 DGD: Solving problems on diodes and BJT amplifiers; Lecture Notes 3
Sep 29 Lab: Project Proposal Submission (ELG3336 Project Proposal Template) and Discussion
Sep 29

Lecture Notes 4; EBJT Active Region Operation of Transistor; BJT Analysis; Op Amp and Diodes

   
Oct 02 Lab: Project Proposal Submission (ELG3336 Project Template) and Discussion
Oct 03 Chapter 13 (13.1-13.6): The Transistor as a Switch; Digital Logic Circuits: Design Examples
Oct 04 DGD: Introduction to Lab3; Tutorial
Oct 06 Lab3
Oct 06 Digital Systems; Designing Logic Circuits: Example
   
Oct 09 Thanksgiving Holiday
Oct 10

Digital Systems

Oct 11 DGD: Logic Circuits
Oct 12

Lab3

Oct 12 Preparation for Midterm 1
   
Oct 16 Lab3
Oct 17 Midterm 1 (10%): Based on "Problem Defining" Open-ended Pedagogy
Write your own midterm NICELY and print it; come to the lecture room to answer your questions.
The questions should be enough to be answered in 80 minutes. You decide on the number and size of the questions.
Your questions should clearly reflect the engineering design process. They must be based on real life applications.
80% of the total mark goes to the quality of your questions. Recommended to base entirely on your project.
Oct 18

Test (10%): Based on "Problem Solving" Pedagogy

 Review for Test 1; BJT Analysis; Op Amp and Diodes  

Oct 20 Project Work
Oct 20 Project Guideline Presentation
 

 

Oct 30

Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)

Oct 31 Converters
Nov 01 DGD: Counters; Digital Systems; Digital Circuit Devices; BCD to7-segment decoder; Binary counters; Multiplexers; Demultiplexers; Microcontrollers; 555 Timer; The Schmitt Trigger; Isolators
Nov 03 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 03 Introduction to Power Electronics
   
Nov 06 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 07 Introduction to Power Electronics; Read Example 12.4
Nov 08 DGD: Project Guidance
Nov 10 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 09
Seminar by IEEE Ottawa Section, PELS, RS-PEL, PES, Education Activities, and Algonquin College IEEE Student Branch.
The IEEE Ottawa Section is inviting all interested IEEE members and nonmembers to a seminar
Edward MacRobbie, Director Engineering GaN Systems
DATE: November 9th 2017
TIME: Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 18:00; Seminar: 18:30 – 20:00. PLACE: Algonquin College, T-BuildingRoom T129, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., OttawaPARKING: No fee after 5 p.m. at the Parking Lots 8 & 9. Please respect restricted areas.
Abstract Gallium Nitride Power Transistor adoption for power applications has grown in both adoption rates and acceptance.
In this talk, the speaker will present an overview of GaN System’s GaN e-HEMT technology, it’s products and example applications highlighting how GaN Power Transistors can and do revolutionize power conversion products.
Speaker’s Bio
Edward MacRobbie is presently the Director Engineering at GaN Systems, Ottawa. Edward has over twenty-five years of Analog and RF semiconductor design and managerial experience. Originally from Ottawa, with a local career start at BNR, Edward has held managerial positions in a broad range small to mid-sized companies with campuses in Canada, the United States and France. Previously a VP Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies High Performance Analog BU, a Senior Director RFIC, at Skyworks Solutions and a site Director at Philsar Electronics, Edward now focuses his energies on GaN Systems’ next generation e-HEMT Power Transistor products.
Admission: Free. Registration required Please register by e-mail by contacting ottawapels@gmail.com 
Nov 10 Introduction to Power Electronics
   
Nov 13 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 14 Review for Midterm 2
Nov 15 DGD: Project Guidance
Nov 17

Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)

Nov 17 Midterm 2 (10%): The midterm will be based on this Paper
Write your own midterm NICELY and print it; come to the lecture room to answer your questions.
The questions should be enough to be answered in 80 minutes. Write four design questions only.
Your questions should be based on the paper and clearly reflect the engineering design process.
8 marks go to the quality of your questions.
2 marks go to a question I give during the midterm.
   
2017 Mechatronics Project Marathon
Presentations
Include Project Title, Group Members, Objectives, Design Details (Block Diagram and Circuit Diagrams), Simulation Results, and Work Progress. Duration: 5 Minutes. Video or Power Point Slides. Prototype is NOT needed.
Marking: Observation: 5 marks; Presentation: 5 marks; Demonstration: 10 marks; The WOW Projects: ++++
(How to Make a Good Video: Samples)
Nov 20 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 21 Project Presentations
Teams of TA: Nahla Abo El Kheir
Nov 22 Project Presentations
Teams of TA: Nahla Abo El Kheir and  TA: Sareh Soleimani Gilakjani at MRT 205
Nov 24 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 24 Project Presentations
Teams of TA: Sareh Soleimani Gilakjani
   
Nov 27 Lab: Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Nov 28 Project Presentations
Teams of TA Navjot Singh
Nov 29 Project Presentations
Teams of TA Navjot Singh and TA Hossein Ebrahimi Dinaki at MRT 205
Dec 01 Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Dec 01 Project Presentations
Teams of TA Hossein Ebrahimi Dinaki
   
Dec 02 Invited to the Henderson Living Learning Event: Greening Curriculum, Campus, and Community
   
Dec 04 Lab: Project Work (Show Project Progress to the TA)
Dec 05 Final Exam Review
   
Contest is Celebration not Evaluation!
Dec 21 Project Demonstration: Bring your prototype; A4 size sheet that includes project title, student names and numbers, and picture of the project. Please come to this event even if your TA evaluated the project.
Dec 21 Final Exam

 

Design Examples

Op Amp and Diodes

Digital Tachometer

Instrumentation

 

Tutorial

Chapter  8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 10

Chapter13

Chapter14

Chapter15

General


Times and Locations

Section

Activity

Time

Location

ELG3336

Lecture 1

Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00

SITE B0138

ELG3336

Lecture 2

Friday 16:00 - 17:30

SITE B0138
ELF3336 DGD1 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 MRT 205
ELG3336 DGD2 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30 LPR 155

ELG3336

Lab1

Friday 11:30 - 13:00

CBY B302

ELG3336 Lab2 Monday 20:30 - 22:00 CBY B302

 

TAs

Nahla Abo El Kheir: NABOU081@uottawa.ca

Navjot Singh: nsing060@uottawa.ca

Hossein Ebrahimi Dinaki: hebra056@uottawa.ca

Sareh Soleimani Gilakjani: ssole037@uottawa.ca

Irene Saji: isaji098@uottawa.ca

 

Resources

Simulation Exercises Using MULTISIM. Part 1

Simulation Exercises Using MULTISIM. Part 2

 

Course Assessment

Midterms: 20%

Final: 40%

Lab: 10%

Tests: 10%

Project: 20%

 

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