Introduction to Engineering

Book description


This lecture provides a hands-on glimpse of the field of electrical engineering. The introduced applications utilize the NI ELVIS hardware and software platform to explore concepts such as circuits, power, analog sensing, and introductory analog signal processing such as signal generation, analog filtering, and audio and music processing. These principals and technologies are introduced in a very practical way and are fundamental to many of the electronic devices we use today. Some examples include photodetection, analog signal (audio, light, temperature) level meter, and analog music equalizer.

Table of Contents: Getting Familiar with NI ELVIS / Analog Signal Level Meter Using LEDs / Noise Removal Using Analog Filters / Music Equalizer Using Op-Amps: Volume and Treble Control / Music Composer Using 555 Timers

Table of contents

  1. Introduction to Engineering
    1. Abstract
    2. Keywords
    3. Foreword
    4. Contents
  2. Chapter 1 Getting Familiar with NI ELVIS
    1. 1.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 1.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 1.2.1 NI ELVIS
      2. 1.2.2 NI ELVIS Workstation (1/2)
      3. 1.2.2 NI ELVIS Workstation (2/2)
      4. 1.2.3 NI ELVIS Protoboard
    3. 1.3 BASIC CIRCUIT COMPONENTS
    4. 1.4 EXPERIMENT
      1. 1.4.1 Measuring Component Values
      2. 1.4.2 Building a Voltage Divider Circuit on the NI ELVIS Protoboard
      3. 1.4.3 Using the DMM to Measure Current
      4. 1.4.4 Using the Power Supply
      5. 1.4.5 Using the Function Generator and Oscilloscope
      6. 1.4.6 Photodetector Application
  3. Chapter 2 Analog Signal Level Meter Using LEDs
    1. 2.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 2.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 2.2.1 Diodes
      2. 2.2.2 Light-Emitting Diodes
      3. 2.2.3 Comparators
    3. 2.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 2.3.1 Application 1: Controlling 1 LED With One Comparator Using DC Power Supply
      2. 2.3.2 Application 2: Converting Varying Signal (AC) to Constant Signal (DC)
      3. 2.3.3 Application 3: First Stage of a Signal Level Meter
      4. 2.3.4 Application 4: Eight-LED Signal Level Meter (1/2)
      5. 2.3.4 Application 4: Eight-LED Signal Level Meter (2/2)
  4. Chapter 3 Music Equalizer Using Op-Amps: Volume and Treble Control
    1. 3.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 3.2 BACKGROUND
    3. 3.3 SINUSOIDAL SIGNALS AND FREQUENCY
    4. 3.4 WHAT IS A FILTER?
    5. 3.5 COMPARING ANALOG WITH DIGITAL FILTERS
    6. 3.6 OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER
    7. 3.7 EXPERIMENT
      1. 3.7.1 Part A. Low Pass Filter
      2. 3.7.2 Part B. High Pass Filter
      3. 3.7.3 Part C. Summing Signals
  5. Chapter 4 Music Equalizer Using Op-Amps: Volume and Treble Control
    1. 4.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 4.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 4.2.1 Op-Amp as Amplifier
      2. 4.2.2 Potentiometers
      3. 4.2.3 Treble Control
    3. 4.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 4.3.1 Volume Control
      2. 4.3.2 Help Desk
      3. 4.3.3 Music Equalizer: Treble Control
      4. 4.3.4 Combining Volume and Treble Control
    4. References
  6. Chapter 5 Music Composer Using 555 Timers
    1. 5.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 5.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 5.2.1 555 Timer
      2. 5.2.2 Oscillator Circuit
    3. 5.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 5.3.1 Music Composer
  7. Author Biography

Product information

  • Title: Introduction to Engineering
  • Author(s): Lina Karam, Naji Mounsef
  • Release date: September 2008
  • Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781598297607