Complementary Labs for Electrical Engineering

This diagram depicts the passive filter connection with Analog Discovery 2 for Lab 2.
Complementary Labs for Electrical Engineering provides students with seven labs designed to span multiple courses in a typical four-year Electrical Engineering undergraduate program. These labs are designed to show how the Analog Discovery 2 can be used to complement existing lab setups by providing a way for students to experiment and use hardware at home, without the pressure of having to finish a lab within a dedicated lab period. The labs do not cover a full-semester of topics; instead, they provide instructors with a few ideas on how they could integrate the Analog Discovery 2 into their own courses in order to give students a more holistic engineering experience.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 
  • Students will learn the theory behind various circuits and electronics applications.
  • Students will complete exercises to simulate, create, and test circuits for specific electronics applications.
  • Students will gain proficiency in using the Analog Discovery 2, Multisim Live, and LabVIEW to perform circuits and electronics experiments at home.
 

COURSE ALIGNMENT

 
Level University
Topic Circuits and Electronics
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Introductory Circuits, Basic LabVIEW Experience (recommended, but not required)

INCLUDED COURSE LABS

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EXPLORE

These labs have related concepts that can expand student experience.

Analog Discovery 2

Gives students access to a 100 MS/s oscilloscope, a logic analyzer, and six other instruments in a pocket-sized lab device.

Multisim Live

Multisim Live is an online, touch-optimized component of Multisim, so students can design and simulate their circuits anywhere, anytime, on any device.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Please see the individual labs for more details.

 

Lab 1: RC Circuits
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • Prototyping breadboard
  • Wires
  • 1 uF electrolytic capacitor
  • 10 kΩ resistor 
Software Requirements
  • Multisim Live Premium Account
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015

 

 

 

Lab 2: Active and Passive Filters
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • 1 kΩ resistor x 2
  • 1 uF electrolytic capacitor
  • 10 kΩ resistor
  • 0.1 uF ceramic capacitor
  • Opamp IC (OP27)
Software Requirements
  • Multisim Live Premium Account
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015

 

 

 

 

Lab 3: Amplifier Frequency Response
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • NPN 2N3904 transistor
  • 741 Op-amp
  • 10 kΩ resistor
  • 1 kΩ resistor x 2
  • 5.6 kΩ resistor
  • 2.2 kΩ resistor
  • 680 Ω resistor
  • 0.8 kΩ resistor
Software Requirements
  • Multisim Live Premium Account
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab 4: Full-Wave Rectifiers
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • 1N4001 diodes x 4
  • 100 kΩ resistor
  • 100 Ω resistor
  • 4.7 Ω resistor
Software Requirements
  • Multisim Live Premium Account
  • LabVIEW 2015 or later
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015
  • Digilent WaveForms VIs

 

Lab 5: Amplitude Modulation and Demodulation
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • Jumper wires

 

Software Requirements
  • LabVIEW 2015 or later
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015
  • Digilent WaveForms VIs
Lab 6: UART Serial Communication
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • Digilent chipKIT uC32 or other
    LINX supported microcontroller
    Full List Available Here
  • Jumper wires
Software Requirements
  • LabVIEW 2015 or later
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015
  • Digilent WaveForms VIs

 

 

Lab 7: SPI Communication
Hardware Requirements
  • Analog Discovery 2 - NI Edition
  • Arduino Uno or other LINX
    supported microcontroller
    Full List Available Here
  • Jumper wires
Software Requirements
  • LabVIEW 2015 or later
  • Digilent WaveForms 2015
  • Digilent WaveForms VIs

 

 

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