New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Part of the requirements for courses in an Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) program includes the ability to design, analyze and debug electrical as well as computer circuits. Typical courses include analog electronics, digital electronics, C/C++ programming, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless communications, and microcontrollers. Each of these courses also includes a lab component that provides students with hands-on projects which are intended to reinforce the lecture material. The intent of this paper is to demonstrate that a Programmable System-On-Chip embedded board (PSoC 5LP) can be used as a basis for multiple lab projects in these courses. The goal of this paper is to provide a series of labs that can be used within these courses. Possible lab projects include: function generator, data collection, digital processing, serial communication, on-off keying modulation, wireless sensor network, and robot position control. For each lab project, engineering requirements, flowchart, schematic, results, and student assessment are provided. Student assessment consists of results from a survey containing questions regarding approximate time, level of difficulty, areas of difficulty, prerequisites needed to complete project, level of interest in PSoC devices as a results of this project, and suggestions for improvement. Each lab project will be mapped to one or more applicable courses in an ECET curriculum. Additionally, each lab project will be mapped to one or more ABET ETAC student outcomes (including program specific criteria) for direct assessment of these outcomes.
Strom, S. A., & Loker, D. R. (2016, June), Programmable System-On-Chip (PSoC) Usage in an Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25973
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