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Test Engineering Course In The Electrical Engineering Department At Southern University

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Conference

2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovations in ECE Education III

Tagged Division

Electrical and Computer

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

14.1173.1 - 14.1173.10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--5435

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https://peer.asee.org/5435

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Jiecai Luo Southern University

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Fred Lacy Southern University

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Pradeep Bhattacharya Southern University & A&M College

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Perry Daniels Texas Instruments

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Test Engineering Course in the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University Jiecai Luo Electrical Engineering Department Southern University and A & M College, P.O. Box 9969, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 jluo@engr.subr.edu

Fred Lacy Electrical Engineering Department Southern University and A & M College, P.O. Box 9969, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 fredlacy@engr.subr.edu

Pradeep K. Bhattacharya Electrical Engineering Department Southern University and A & M College, P.O. Box 9969, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 bhattach@engr.subr.edu

Perry F Daniels High Performance Analog Division Texas Instruments, Inc. Dallas, TX 75243 pdaniels@ti.com

Abstract

A test engineering course is being implemented at Southern University (SU). This course is an innovative design and testing course covering test engineering of analog and mixed signal circuits. This course will consist of a lecture (ELEN421) and lab (ELEN422). This course is fully supported by Texas Instruments (TI), and the course’s content has been discussed and agreed upon by the engineers from TI and the faculty in the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at Southern University. This design course is being taught in a way that will make the learning experience simulate a model of what happens in the real world. One of the great strengths of SU's EE curriculum is the emphasis on fundamentals that apply to real world problems. The ultimate goal of this design course is to bring together seniors in electrical engineering, and industrial design engineers with a focus on mixed signal testing of discrete components in the microelectronics area. The lecture will cover the following topics: modern analog and mixed signal technologies, an introduction to test electrical characteristics of integrated circuits (IC) and devices incorporating both digital and analog functions; the laboratory will give the students an opportunity to test a variety of circuits for AC and DC parameters. Mixed signal IC tests are very sensitive to structural details and hence to fabrication techniques. The course combines educational elements to produce a unique

Luo, J., & Lacy, F., & Bhattacharya, P., & Daniels, P. (2009, June), Test Engineering Course In The Electrical Engineering Department At Southern University Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--5435

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