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Computer Aided Design Program

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1999 Annual Conference


Charlotte, North Carolina

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June 20, 1999

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June 20, 1999

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June 23, 1999



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4.139.1 - 4.139.9

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Scott Southall

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Lee Drouin

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H. Javan

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Session 2548


H. Javan, Ph.D., L.Drouin, Ph.D., S.Southall, M.S. Department of Engineering Technology The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152


A new computer aided design course is now being offered to the students in Engineering Technology Program. The Program is an integration of three different software, namely Electronic Work Bench, Microcap, and PSPICE. Students have carried out a total of fifteen projects covering DC, AC, time and frequency domain analysis, simulation and design. During the final week students were given list of twenty five projects to choose from, simulate, analyze, and make final report. Our evaluation of student’s works shows that with this method students have developed a great confidence in applying simulation programs in their carrier.

I. Introduction

Computer Aided Design course in the Department of Engineering Technology of the University of Memphis is a dynamic program offered to all engineering technology students majoring in electronics and computer engineering technology. The Program is composed of using three different software to design a given circuit for desired specifications. The emphasis is on simulation, analysis and design rather than just a CAD. Basic structure of the Program is shown below:

TECH 3281 | ------------------------------------------------ | | | --------------------- ----------- ---------- Elec.Work Bench Microcap Pspice --------------------- ----------- ---------- | ---------------------------------------- Analog Digital ----------- ---------- | ---------------------------------- Discrete Integrated ---------- ------------

The other segments, Microcap, and Pspice follow the same structure.

Southall, S., & Drouin, L., & Javan, H. (1999, June), Computer Aided Design Program Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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