ELEC 361 Measurement and Analysis

This laboratory paper consists of a number of experimental tasks, or 'labs'. Students engage in applied projects that explore important circuit topologies, and techniques in modern electronics for collecting, transmitting, and processing information represented as electrical signals.

The paper is taught by Colin Fox, laboratory demonstrator is Hilary Lawrence.

Programme of labs

There are currently 7 labs available, some of which are designated 1-week labs, the rest are 2-week labs. We run a type of Keller plan, which means that students progress at their own pace; there is no fixed time to start or finish a given lab. The final grade is the sum of the grades for each completed lab, plus a mark for the end-of-semester presentation.

End of semester presentation

All students make a short presentation of a lab of their choosing to the class on the last lab session of the semester (date TBA).

Resources in Electronic Form

Lab paper outline (with a rant on keeping lab books, and marking/grading details).

Sample lab reports

 Lab sheetPre-lab reading
Introduction to ELVISELVISNI ELIVS II Orientation Manual
Time and Frequency Response of RC CircuitsRCHorowitz and Hill sections 1.13, 1.14, 1.19
H. P. Hsu, section 5.47
Near-Field Electrostatic CommunicatorNFECHorowitz and Hill section 13.15
LF356 data sheet
LM386 data sheet
example layout (and arduino code)
Using ARB to generate custom waveforms
Optical Data LinkOpticLM361 data sheet
BC558 data sheet
Differential AmplifierDiffAmpHorowitz and Hill section 2.18
Arduino #1Control 
Arduino #2HalfTheremin 
Arduino #3 (optional)The Full Theremin Δ