Revolutionizing How Engineering Students Learn Analog Circuit Design Analog Devices University Program Analog Devices University Program Overview The Analog Devices University Program was developed PDF document

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Revolutionizing How Engineering Students Learn Analog Circuit Design Analog Devices’ University Program
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Analog Devices’ University Program Overview The Analog Devices’ University Program was developed in cooperation with MathWorks, Digilent, and leading educational institutions from around the world to deploy a new way of learning to the next generation of analog circuit design engineers. The days of antiquated teaching protocols and hard to find lab time are quickly coming to an end, making way for more flexible and hands-on design techniques that give both professors and students the freedom and creativity to expand the scope of the course materials and explore real-time design scenarios that were not previously possible in a classroom. By implementing this new “active learning” approach to analog circuit design, engineering students are able to work wherever and whenever they want, using their low cost and portable analog hardware development platform and supporting components, allowing students to log real-world engineering design experience outside the typical lab and classroom setting. This unique learning experience better prepares young engineers for the types of design challenges they will face once they graduate and pursue their professional careers. It has been shown that students who participate in active learning designed curriculums achieve higher grades, retain more information, and simply enjoy the experience more. To get started with the hardware and software that is part of the ADI University Program: t Order the Analog D evices’ Digilent Analog Design Kit: t Learn about MATLAB Student Version: t Get the Data Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Analog Discovery hardware: t Learn about Fritzing EDA tools: Analog Devices’ University Program Benefits Independent Learning Students are encouraged to work independently or within groups outside the classroom setting to facilitate quicker adoption of course materials through self-teaching and personal exploration and experience. Less Dependence on Limited University Resources Forget the days of those hard to find open lab slots and limited access to expensive oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators, power supplies, logic analyzers, pattern generators, etc. These new hardware development platforms enable students to perform lab quality experiments virtually anywhere and at any time. Design Resources for Students Since this program is supported by leading technology and education companies, a wealth of design and educational help is available online. These resources include open-source technical support documentation, exercises, lab projects, and instructional videos. Expansive Support Library Professors and students alike can download the latest materials and be up and running in no time. Educators can be assured that the materials they are using have been reviewed and are accurate. Choose the materials from an expanding library that can be freely accessed online: text from “Real Analog” for Circuits I/II from nalog evices/Digilent, “Real Analog” lectures by Digilent on YouTube , support from MathWorks over 181 online labs/tutorials for MATLAB specifically for electrical engineering , along with a variety of printed materials. More than 1500 MATLAB and Simulink based books for teachers and students are available. Low Cost of Participation For less than the cost of a textbook, students can discover and explore the real-world design challenges of analog circuit design with their own hardware development platform. Supports Standard Curricula MATLAB integration allows students to acquire signals directly from Analog Discovery, enabling them to improve their MATLAB skills and deepen their understanding of the circuits they are designing and characterizing. After acquiring the Analog Discovery data into MATLAB, the students can then analyze their results using functions for analog and digital processing found in the Signal Processing Toolbox, which is part of MATLAB and Simulink Student Version. Expands and Grows with the Student Skills learned—analog design, analog troubleshooting, use of a variety of instrumentation scope, spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, data acquisition hardware , programming MATLAB, building algorithms in MATLAB, analyzing signals in MATLAB, schematic use, and PCB design will be used in the students upper level classes and throughout the rest of their career.
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Listen to What the Experts Have to Say “Active learning—learning by doing—helps engineering students to understand the process of breaking down larger problems into smaller, more easily solved parts without losing the overall understanding of the complete system. The two new analog design kits from Digilent and nalog evices set up quickly and genera te lots of data, making any desktop a 24 7 design studio for engineering students. I believe that students who own design kits and build circuits frequently learn better, retain more, and enjoy the experience. John Robertson, professor, Department of Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University “The combination of MATLAB and the nalog evices and Digilent design kits provides a very flexible, practical, and powerful learning solution. I don’t need to maintain and staff the large number of traditional lab classrooms for my engineering students. Instead, students complete the experiments where and when they want with the analog design kit and analyze the circuit opera tion with MATLAB. Thus, each student has time to think through his or her design and to check the work in a noncompetitive environment. When students have issues, they can reach out to either of the online communities staffed with experts from nalog evices and MathWorks or to the traditional academic support network, or they can view online tutorials that were specifically written for the experiments, which give students guidance as they complete the experiment when they need it—no matter what time of day or night. This hands-on pedagogical approach allows every student to develop a better understanding of the fundamental engineering concepts used during the experiment. Kathleen Meehan, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University “If I get an idea at home for my electronics instrumentation class, I plug in my Mobile Studio I/O board to my laptop and build a circuit activity, record a lecture, and I’m done. I don’t have to wait until I get to school. The students can carry out their experiments anywhere; I can do my work anywhere. We call this hands-on approach to teaching the Mobile Studio Pedagogy. With the introduction of the Analog iscovery/Explorer boards, it is possible for every engineering student to have their own personal mobile electronics lab. The Analog Devices based design platforms provide lab-like functionality and cost between $99 to $199, making them affordable for every student. This method of teaching is much closer to the way engineers do their jobs and gives students a better understanding of the entire design process as compared to a traditional classroom setting. This is the direction engineering education is going. Kenneth Connor, professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Director of the Mobile Studio Project, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The Analog iscovery module and parts kit is the functional equivalent of a university test and measurement laboratory in a backpack. The availability of this portable, cost effective instrument cluster eliminates the major barrier for students to experiment while learning the disciplines in electrical engineering. This anytime, anywhere lab capability will trigger a major shift in the way electrical engineering course content is prepared by faculty and delivered to students. For years, we have witnessed diminished experimentation and tinkering by our students because of the level of integration in electronic products. Paradoxically, electronic integration is largely responsible for enabling the development of the Analog Discovery module and a rebirth in individual electronic experimentation. Robert J. Bowman, professor of electrical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
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Hardware Development Platform The Analog iscovery design kit is built around world class converters AD9648 14-bit, 105 MSPS ADC and AD9717 14-bit, 125 MSPS DAC , clock generators, operational amplifiers, and power, all from nalog evices. Working with engineers from Analog D evices, Digilent was able to make the appropriate power, performance, and price trade-offs without sacrificing any functionality to allow students to use this as part of their first touch analog circuits and electronics labs. Analog Discovery Design Kit Entry-level student learning platform student pricing starting at $99 . Typical Methods of Use for First Touch Circuits and Electronics Labs Voltmeter t 2-channel, 20 V max t AC and DC measurements Oscilloscope t 2-channel differential 1 M , 24 pF , 20 V max t 250 V to 5 V/division with variable gain settings t 100 MSPS, 5 MHz bandwidth, up to 16k points/channel record length Spectrum Analyzer t 10 MHz frequency range t 250 Hz resolution under 1 MHz Waveform Generator t 2-channel, single-ended, arbitrary waves up to 5 V t 100 MSPS, 5 MHz bandwidth, up to 16k samples/channel t Standard and user-defined waveforms t Sweeps, envelopes, AM and FM modulation Power Supply t 2 fixed +5.0 V +50 mA and –5.0 V –50 mA Logic Analyzer t Up to 16 channels t 100 MSPS, buffer size is 4k transitions per pin t Cross triggering with scope channels Digital Pattern Generator t Up to 16 channels t 100 MSPS, buffer size is 4k transitions per pin Software t WaveForms software: GUI for all instruments t USB based PC with Windows XP or newer t Interfaces with MATLAB and Data Acquisition Toolbox using support package included in MATLAB Student Version Accessories t Analog Discovery BNC adapter Analog Parts Kit The Analog Parts Kit, which includes more than 200 components resistors, inductors, capacitors, LEDs, diodes, potentiometers, transistors, etc. and more than 20 ICs from Analog Devices, supports all the designs included in the educational materials and offers enough component diversity to support thousands of additional designs with its included breadboard. The ADI parts are a mix of traditional op amps, linear regulators, and matched transistors and also include a variety of sensors and transducers to allow students to investigate real-world phenomena, such as tilt and inclination, temperature, magnetic fields, and audio. Analog Parts Kit $49 When Purchased with the Analog Discovery t AD584 : pin programmable precision voltage reference t AD8226 : rail-to-rail output instrumentation amplifier t AD8541 : CMOS single rail-to-rail amplifier t AD8561 : ultrafast 7 ns single supply comparator t ADP3300 : AnyCAP 50 mA low dropout linear regulator t ADTL082 : JFET input dual operational amplifier t OP27 : low noise, precision op amp t OP37 : low noise, precision, high speed operational amplifier t OP482 : high speed JFET quad operational amplifier t SSM2212 : dual matched NPN transistor t SSM2220 : dual matched PNP transistor t AD8210 : high voltage, bidirectional current shunt monitor t AD22151 : linear output magnetic field transducer t ADXL327 : small, low power, 3-axis 2 accelerometer t ADMP504 : ultralow noise microphone with analog output t AD592 : current output precision IC temperature transducer t AD22100 : voltage output temperature sensor with signal conditioning t TMP01 : programmable temperature controller All parts in the Analog Parts Kit are supported by Fritzing, an open-source hardware initiative supporting students, designers, researchers, and hobbyists to work easily and creatively with electronics. The combina tion of the EDA software tool, a community website, and PCB fabrication services creates an ecosystem that allows users to document prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional printed circuit boards.
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Who We Are Analog Devices, Inc. Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which nalog evices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technologies, nalog evices is as passionate about educating our next genera tion of young circuit design engineers as it is about pioneering the next technological breakthrough. nalog evices serves over 60,000 customers representing virtually all types of electronic equipment and maintains a network of design centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide. For more information, go to Digilent Inc. Digilent I nc. is a leading electrical engineering products company serving students, universities, and customers worldwide with technology-based educational design tools. Based in Pullman, Washington, USA, Digilent designs, manufactures, and distributes its electronic design tools on a worldwide basis. Since its founding in 2000, Digilent products can now be found in over 2000 universities in more than 70 countries throughout the world. As a multinational company, Digilent is able to provide low cost, expert quality solutions for a variety of customer needs. In addition to its own products, Digilent has OEM design and manufacturing services for leading technology companies, including Xilinx, National Instruments, A nalog evices, and others MathWorks, Inc. MathWorks, I nc. is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and model-based design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institu- tions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2800 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit Free Online Course Materials for Educators Circuits I/II t Online texts and tutorials created and reviewed by senior engineering staff members at nalog evices and Digilent to ensure the most current and highest quality educational materials possible t Hundreds of exercises homework problems t Approximately 30 design projects suitable for university-level courses t Complete video lecture series, plus other targeted videos in support of design projects and special topics t Complete Microsoft PowerPoint lecture notes to accompany text materials t Guidance documents for instructors t Able to be customized for your school MATLAB Resources t MATLAB Central online community t Online examples, tutorials, documentation, classroom resources
Page 6 Analog Devices, Inc. Worldwide Headquarters Analog Devices, Inc. One Technology Way P.O. Box 9106 Norwood, MA 02062-9106 U.S.A. Tel: 781.329.4700 (800.262.5643, U.S.A. only) Fax: 781.461.3113 Analog Devices, Inc. Europe Headquarters Analog Devices, Inc. Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Str. 6 80807 Munich Germany Tel: 49.89.76903.0 Fax: 49.89.76903.157 Analog Devices, Inc. Japan Headquarters Analog Devices, KK New Pier Takeshiba South Tower Building 1-16-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-6891 Japan Tel: 813.5402.8200 Fax: 813.5402.1064 Analog Devices, Inc. Southeast Asia Headquarters Analog Devices 22/F One Corporate Avenue 222 Hu Bin Road Shanghai, 200021 China Tel: 86.21.2320.8000 Fax: 86.21.2320.8222 2013 nalog evices, I nc. All rights reserved. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Printed in the U.S.A. BR10645-1-3/13(B) Supported by MATLAB and MATLAB Student Version Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MATLAB and Simulink accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MATLAB Student Version includes Data Acquisition Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox, and several other toolboxes, allowing the student to: t Configure and control Analog Discovery t Acquire data from Analog Discovery scope channels t Send out data over Analog Discovery waveform generator channels t Visualize signals in time and frequency domains t Compute FFTs for spectral analysis t Design FIR and IIR filters t Implement convolution, modulation, and resampling Supported by Fritzing EDA Tools Fritzing is an open-source electronic design automation software. t Supports the students to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product t Low barrier of introduction allows students to focus on concepts, not tools issues t Moves from concept/design schematics to prototype breadboard to production PCB t Can be used to teach PCB design—can output standard gerbers for production t Supports all parts in Analog Parts Kit t Document electronic prototype projects at any stage design, prototype, or PCB and share them with others Fritzing schematic view. Create your design. Fritzing breadboard view. Prototype your design. Analog Discovery. Debug your design. Fritzing PCB view. Produce your design. WaveForms Software for Analog Discovery t Easy to use instrument scope, function generator, spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, etc. interfaces, real-time FFT, real-time X-Y plots, complex math functions, and dozens of measurements available on all scope channels t AWG includes swept inputs with envelopes, AM/FM modulation, and many other advanced features t Import and export data sets and pictures, supports multiple output formats for reports. t Instrument configurations can be saved and restored—great for setting up labs Careers for Students at Analog Devices At nalog evices, we consider our employees to be our greatest competitive advantage. We are committed to continually strengthening our resources through hiring college graduates bachelor, master, and PhD and interns/co-ops into our global organization. We search for the most talented engineers to innovate with us in design, product, test, and applications engineer ing roles, as well as other specialized positions. Through our campus visits, professor relationships, and online recruiting, we identify students from top universities that want to expand their career at ADI. ADI offers the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and creative environment, while learning from and collaborating with industry leaders. Are YOU someone we should get to know? To view our current openings and apply online, please visit

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