### Course Description

Theory of basic solid-state electronic devices. Power circuits. Use of analog and digital integrated circuits in control systems for logic, interlocks, and automated machinery control.

This course consists of three 1-hour classes a week for a semester, twelve 2-hour labs with practical assessments, and a comprehensive final exam.

### Entrance requirements

- Form and solve linear equations quickly and accurately using Algebra
- Analyze series and parallel circuits using Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws
- Identify and understand transient behavior in capacitive and inductive circuits
- Solve basic differential equations for time-variant electronic components
- Analyze AC circuits using the concepts of impedance and phasors

### STCW Objectives

**Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:**

- OICEW-B1.2
*Characteristics of basic electronic circuit elements* - OICEW-B1.2
*Configuration and operation principles of electronic equipment* - OICEW-B2.6
*The interpretation of electrical and simple electronic diagrams*

### Topics

- Introduction to CAPS Systems and Electronic Control
- Analog and Digital Signals, and Electronic Systems
- Sensors, Units, Measurement, Error, Accuracy & Uncertainty
- Resistance, Capacitance, Inductance; Filtering & Impedance
- Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
- Voltage Dividers and the Wheatstone Bridge
- Transistors and Solid-State Integrated Circuits
- Operational Amplifiers and Instrumentation Applications
- Digital Circuits and Signal Processing
- Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, and TTL Voltage I/O
- Microprocessor Busses and One-Bit A/D Comparators
- Digital to Analog Converters (DACs)
- Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs)
- Ladder Logic Systems and Relay-Switching Controllers
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); Application & Programming
- PLC Design-Application Case Study

**Other objectives**

- Understand the use of component blocks and signals in CAPS systems
- Define and analyze primary circuits for analog signal conditioning
- Define and analyze primary circuits for digital signal conditioning
- Read analog and digital circuit diagrams, and identify basic electronic components
- Understand the use of solid-state transistors for amplification and switching applications
- Define and analyze Op-Amp circuits for voltage gain instrumentation
- Convert binary numbers to other number systems, and vice versa
- Read logic gate schematics, and ladder logic diagrams
- Design and program ladder logic PLCs for discrete-state applications