Electronics III (Fall 2017)

Riadh Habash: rhabash@site.uottawa.ca
TA:
Maryam Alshehab: MALSH032@uottawa.ca

TA: Niloufar Abaei Koupaei: nabae040@uottawa.ca

Office Hours: Open

 

Times and Locations:

Electronics III

Section   Activity   Time   Location  
 
ELG4139    LEC 1    Tuesday, 11:30-13:00    E218   
ELG4139
   LEC 2    Friday (13:00-14:30)    E218     
ELG4139
   DGD   Thursday (08:30-10:00)    VNR3035
    
ELG4139
   LAB    Friday (08:30-11:30)    CBY B302     

Course Progressing:

Date   Activity  
 
Aim 1   Part 1: Design Build of a Data Acquisition System  
Sep 07   DGD0: Introduction to the Lab; Introduction to Op Amp circuits  
Sep 08   Lab 1: Operational Amplifier Characteristics (Voltage Follower)  
Sep 08   Introduction  
       
Sep 12   Lecture: Op-Amp Circuits (Lecture Notes 1); Project 1 Theme (10%); IEEE Real World Engineering Projects: Implement!  
Sep 14   DGD1 on Op-Amp Amplifiers (Lecture Notes 1)  
Sep 15   Lab 2: Operational Amplifier Characteristics (Non-inverting Amplifier)  
Sep 15   Lecture Notes 1  
       
Sep 19   Lecture: Physical Limitations of Op Amp: DC Imperfections  
Sep 21   DGD2; DC Imperfections  
Sep 22   Lab: Introduction to Project (See this Example): Discuss your idea for designing and building a data acquisition system (DAQ) with your TA.  
Sep 22   Lecture Notes 2 (Tutorial on Loading Effect and Differential Amplifier)  
       
Sep 26   Lecture: Passive Filters (Lecture Notes 4) and (Lecture on Filters)  
Sep 28  

DGD3
SEMINAR: IEEE Ottawa Section, PELS, RS-PEL, PES, Education Activities, and Algonquin College IEEE Student Branch.

SPEAKER: Dr. Tanya K. Gachovska, Solantro Semiconductor Corp., Ottawa; Si, SiC, and GaN Power Semiconductor Devices – What to Choose?

DATE: September 28, 2017
TIME: Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 18:00; Seminar: 18:30 – 20:00
PLACE: Algonquin College, T-Building, Room T129, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa.
PARKING: No fee after 17:00 at Parking Lots 8 and 9 or take the bus 95.

ADMISSION: Free. Registration required.
Please register by e-mail contacting: tgachovska@solantro.com

 
Sep 29   Lab: Tutorial on Arduino; Submission of Project Proposal (Template) (See this Example)  
Sep 29   Lecture: Active Filters  
       
Oct 03

Design of Active Filters

Oct 05   DGD4; (Tutorial on Filters)  
Oct 06
Lab: Present your Brief Project Design (Instructions) (Data Acquisition System) (DAQ); Multiplexers; Demultiplexers; Microcontrollers; Isolators  
    Oscillators; Project Work (Instructions)  
Oct 06   Oscillators and Converters  
       
Oct 10
Converters  
Oct 12   DGD5: Tutorial on DAQ  
Oct 13   Lab: Project Progress  
Oct 14   Lecture: The 741 Op-Amp Circuit: (DC Analysis); (Small-Signal Analysis)  
       
Oct 17   Midterm 1 (10%): Based on "Problem Defining" Pedagogy
Write your own midterm NICELY and print it; come to the lecture room to answer your questions.
The questions should be enough to be answered in 80 minutes. You decide on the number and size of the questions.
Your questions should clearly reflect the engineering design process. They must be based on real life applications.
80% of the total mark goes to the quality of your questions. Recommended to base entirely on your project.
 
Oct 19   Test 1 (10%): Based on "Problem Solving" Pedagogy
Review for Test 1; Tutorial 1; Tutorial 2; and DGD excercises
 
Oct 19  

Project Work Demonstration (10%)

 
Oct 19   Lecture: Introduction to Part 2  
       
    Part 2: Design Build of Energy Converter or a Power Supply  
Oct 31
Introduction to Power Electronics; Diodes and Circuits; Diodes and Power Transistors Induction Heater; The Transistor as a Switch  
Nov 02   DGD: Introduction to the Project (See these Videos) (See this Paper) (Power Supply Topologies)  
Nov 03   Lab: Project Proposal (See these Videos) (See this Paper)  
Nov 03   Introduction to Power Electronics; Diodes and Circuits; Diodes and Power Transistors Induction Heater; The Transistor as a Switch  
       
Nov 07   Diodes and Power Transistors Induction Heater; The Transistor as a Switch; AC to DC Converters  
Nov 09   DGD: Electronics Enrtrepreneurship  
Nov 09  
Seminar by IEEE Ottawa Section, PELS, RS-PEL, PES, Education Activities, and Algonquin College IEEE Student Branch.
The IEEE Ottawa Section is inviting all interested IEEE members and nonmembers to a seminar
Edward MacRobbie, Director Engineering GaN Systems
DATENovember 9th 2017
TIME: Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 18:00; Seminar: 18:30 – 20:00PLACE: Algonquin College, T-BuildingRoom T129, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., OttawaPARKING: No fee after 5 p.m. at the Parking Lots 8 & 9. Please respect restricted areas.
Abstract Gallium Nitride Power Transistor adoption for power applications has grown in both adoption rates and acceptance.
In this talk, the speaker will present an overview of GaN System’s GaN e-HEMT technology, it’s products and example applications highlighting how GaN Power Transistors can and do revolutionize power conversion products.
Speaker’s Bio
Edward MacRobbie is presently the Director Engineering at GaN Systems, Ottawa. Edward has over twenty-five years of Analog and RF semiconductor design and managerial experience. Originally from Ottawa, with a local career start at BNR, Edward has held managerial positions in a broad range small to mid-sized companies with campuses in Canada, the United States and France. Previously a VP Engineering at Mindspeed Technologies High Performance Analog BU, a Senior Director RFIC, at Skyworks Solutions and a site Director at Philsar Electronics, Edward now focuses his energies on GaN Systems’ next generation e-HEMT Power Transistor products.
Admission: Free. Registration required Please register by e-mail by contacting ottawapels@gmail.com 
 
Nov 10
Lab: Project Progress  
Nov 10   DC to DC Converter  
       
Nov 14   Invited Talk; Dr. Tanya Gachovska, Senior Verification Engineer, Solantro Semiconductor Corp  
Nov 16   DGD:  
Nov 17
Lab: Project Progress  
Nov 17   Tutorial on DC-DC (Boost) Converter; DGD + DGD  
       
Nov 21
DC to AC Converters; Utility Applications of Power Electronics  
Nov 23   DGD  
Nov 24   Lab: Project Progress  
Nov 24
Midterm 2 based on this Paper:
Write your own midterm NICELY and print it; come to the lecture room to answer your questions.
The questions should be enough to be answered in 80 minutes. Write four design questions only.
Your questions should clearly reflect the engineering design process.
8 marks go to the quality of your questions.
2 marks go to a question I give during the exam.
 
       
Nov 28   Project Presentations in the Class  
Nov 30   Project Presentations in the Class  
Dec 01   Lab: Project Demonstration  
Dec 01   Project Presentations in the Class  
Dec 05   Review for the Final  
Dec 09 11:00 Green Entrepreneurship Presentations  
Dec 09 14:00 Final Exam  
       
       

References: 

Ned Mohan, Power Electronics, Wiley, 2011.

Herrick and Jacob, Power Electronics, Principles and Applications, Delmar Thomson Learning.

M. H. Rashid, Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications, Pearson Prentice Hall.

Simulation Exercises Using MULTISIM. Part 1

Simulation Exercises Using MULTISIM. Part 2

 

Assessment:

Work   Value
 
Tests    10%
Lab Experiments and Projects    30%
Midterms    20%
Final Exam    40%