TECH 3812
Digital Electronic Communications
Spring 2024

Instructor Info

Daniel Kohn
Office ET218
Phone: 678-4515
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Course Outline:

Jan 17No Class (Due to Inclement Weather)   
Jan 19No Class (Due to Inclement Weather)   
Jan 22Welcome

Intro to Communication

Data Transmission

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No Lab today

 Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes
Jan 24Tranmssion Media

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 Lecture Notes 
Jan 26AM/FM

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Analog AM/FM

Modulation Techniques (start to 3:47, 6:05-6:22, 11:44-13:21, 16:28-17:05, 21:33-end)
Jan 29Transmission Lines

Lab Demo
Propagation Velocity
Cable Velocity Factor (Use RG-174 for this lab)

Transmission Line Terminations for Digital and RF signals - Intro/Tutorial Video

Reflection Video
Lecture NotesLab Demo #1 - Transmission Lines
Jan 31Phase Modulation Wave Phase
Digital Modulation
Feb 2No Class (Instructor Out)   
Feb 5Signal Encoding Lecture NotesLab Demo #2 - AM/FM demo (using 2 function generators and showing both analog and digital data transmission)
Feb 7Signal Encoding (Cont)

Synchronous Serial
 Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes
Feb 9No Class

Go to Career Fair
(Email a career fair selfie for extra credit)
Feb 12No Class (Instructor at Doctors Appointment)

Sychronous Serial (Lab)
PS2 Keyboard Lab #3 (Sync Serial) Due (via paper submission) start of next week's lab.
Feb 14RS-232 (Com) Port Parallel to/from Serial
Standard Baud Rates
Charge Pump
The RS-232 Standard
Class Notes  
Feb 16RS-232 Snooping

Application of Sync Serial (Card Reader)
RS-232 Gender changers and null modems

RS-232 Snooping

Magnetic Card Reader
Feb 19SPITerminology Reexamination

What could go wrong: SPI (Hackaday)

SPI Explained (Note code for different uProc)
Class Notes (not including SPI Registers for AVR)

Class Notes
Lab #4 (RS-232)
Feb 21Scope Tips and Tricks (Hand Back Sync Serial Lab)

 Class Notes  

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