Essentials of Electronic Technology Training
Essentials of Electronic Technology Training Course Description
Electronic technology has rapidly worked its way into a diverse array of applications. In this three-day course you will learn new insights and timely information on circuit functions and their components, computer memory, processors, communication gear, and related technologies. Our course instructor clearly explains key concepts, offers examples, and provides many opportunities for actual practice and use of electronics essentials. From this newly gained knowledge, you can work better with EE information, handle customer questions with more background, and work out legal issues with stronger knowledge.
The course is intended for professionals with limited or no prior knowledge or experience in electronics. People who will benefit from the course include those in management and design; purchasing and legal departments, quality control, sales, and non-electrical engineering & manufacturing as well as anyone who desires to have a better grasp of electronics. From capacitors, inductors, and resistors to computers and fiber optic communication devices, this course gives the essential information you need to know about electronics. Those who combine knowledge about electronics with their professional expertise become invaluable assets to their organization.
• Basic concepts of electrons, atoms, and molecules
• How electrical circuits function using voltage, circuit pathways, and impedance loads
• The functions of resistance and inductance in electrical circuits
• What is capacitance and why does it function directly opposite to inductance in electrical circuits
• Basic electronic devices – transistors, diodes, FETs, and all other basic devices
• Integrated Circuits – logic device, analog devices, FPGAs, CPLDs, and many other devices that are used in your handheld and cell phones
• Digital Circuits – logic gates, ICs, concepts of Boolean algebra
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONICS
The science of electricity and electronics–matter, atoms, molecules, electrons, protons, neutrons, voltage, and current
CIRCUITS: PROVIDING THE PATHWAY FOR USING ELECTRICITY
How a circuit uses electricity
The four key elements of a circuit: source, load, pathway, and switch
Measuring the four elements of electrical circuits using volt meters, ammeters, ohmmeters, watt meters (using Watt’s law)
Controlling the flow of electricity on a circuit: potentiometers, switches, variable resistors
Two kinds of circuits: series and parallel circuits
RESISTANCE AND INDUCTANCE IN CIRCUITS
Figuring out the amps/current, ohms/resistance, and voltage in a circuit: Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws
Using resistors to limit the current to a specified amount through the circuit
Using inductors to oppose changes in currents to provide control over the rate of circuit activation
Two kinds of inductance: serial and parallel
What happens in a circuit when current is changing? Transient response
Changing the voltage and the current in a circuit: transformers
How power is consumed by resistors (Real power: watts) and how power is absorbed, stored and released by inductors (Reactive power: volt amps)
The importance of the power factor
How to figure out the power factor from the inductance and resistance
Trying to get the power factor lower: balancing inductive loads
The biggest hurdle in making circuits go faster: the inductance
The importance and properties of time constant and inductance in high-speed circuits
CAPICITANCE IN CIRCUITS
What is a capacitor? How is it different from an inductor?
Types of capacitors: Aluminum electrolytic, ceramic, tantalum, mica, polystyrene, polarized, variable, and others.
The time required to charge a capacitor: RC Time Constant
Equivalent capacitance in series and parallel circuits
What happens in a capacitor when currents change? Transient response
Reactive power in capacitors
Capacitance issues in today’s printed circuit boards and why capacitance must be controlled in high speed operation of microprocessors, RAMs, FPGAs, etc.
BASIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES
The difference between analog and digital circuits
Why do computers use almost exclusively digital circuits?
What are silicon devices? How are they laid out?
Basic silicon devices: diodes, transistors, and FETs
How silicon devices are constructed: doping, P-N junction, layout.
What is an integrated circuit?
How are integrated circuits constructed?
Common types of infrastructures for integrated circuits: MOS devices, CMOS, NMOS, PMOS. Examples of these devices for constructing PLDs and PLAs.
Which types of integrated circuits are most popular in today’s electronic products and why?
How do integrated circuits work?
What are the methods for constructing amplifiers and linear integrated circuits?
Using NPN and PNP transistors; how to bias amplifiers and linear integrated circuits to make them function; deciding how you want the amplifier to operate; and working to get a specified voltage and current gain.
What are digital circuits?
Using binary numbering systems employed by all digital circuits
Basic elements of digital information: bits and bytes
The basic elements of digital circuits: Logic gates
Types of Logic gates: OR, NOR, AND, NAND, XOR.
Flip flops: combinations of logic gates which provide the basic building blocks for RAMs and PROMs
The two types of flip-flops: D and JK
History of Computers
Microprocessors and mini-computers: What are the fastest ones?
How a computer works
How does the memory work (RAMs and PROMs)? Which are the fastest?
How is programming for ROMs, PROMs, EPROMs, EEPROMs, and flash RAM done?
What are RDRAMs and double density clocking? How fast can they operate? What type of RAMs and PROMs will be used in the future?
Storage technologies used in computers
LEDs and LCD flat panel displays
Why is Moore’s Law (that every 18 months the speed of computers will double) no longer a law?
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