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ECEN 4610 - Capstone Laboratory


Catalog Data ECEN 4610 (3). Capstone Laboratory. Hands-on laboratory experience for teams of 3-5 members in the systematic proposal, design, build integration, test, and documentation of an electronic/computer based system. The result will be a reliably operating, stand-alone analog/digital system, with publication quality technical documentation.
Credits and Design 3 credit/4 contact hours. Required core course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 2120, Computers as Components
ECEN 3100, Digital Logic
ECEN 2250, Circuits/Electronics 1
ECEN 2260, Circuits/Electronics 2
ECEN 3250, Circuits/Electronics 3
ECEN 3300, Linear Systems
ECEN 3400, EM Fields and Waves
ECEN 3810, Intro to Probability
ECEN 4593, Computer Organization -- for ECEN majors only
Corequisite(s) None.
Instructor(s) Thompson Brown.
Textbook None.
  
Course Objectives To teach students at senior level all aspects of a project, from design to documentation, working in a team environment. The course utilizes and applies the skills and knowledge students have gained throughout their prior undergraduate curriculum.
Student Outcomes
Addressed
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Math
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Exper-
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Design Teams Engr
Problems
Respon-
sibility
Oral Written Engr Solns
Impact
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Learning
Contem-
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Tools
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Topics Covered
  1. Introduction to laboratory equipment and specific microcomputer components (development station hardware, development station software, Unix software, auxiliary test gear, Xilinx and EPLD technology). Introduction to interface construction and system integration (use of wire-wrap boards, use of test equipment to check out simple designs, use of debugging software).
  2. Laboratory Projects: Special projects. The group selects a system that it wishes to design. After obtaining approval from the instructor, the group designs, builds, and documents the system.

Last revised: 05-16-11, PM, ARP.