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ELEC 214 Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits

4 credits
Covers troubleshooting techniques in a wide variety of circuits found in electronic systems. DC and AC voltage analysis are used to troubleshoot to component level in power supplies, bipolar/FET audio and RF amplifiers, oscillators, and op-amp circuits.

Prerequisites: ELEC 137  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon the successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Utilize the concept and use flow charts, step by step procedures and methodologies for troubleshooting systems
  • Discuss philosophies of repair for various situations
  • Describe the importance of block diagrams as an aid in troubleshooting
  • Analyze DC and AC for incorrect voltages applied to a circuit in order to locate the defective component
  • Describe the concept of signal tracing, signal injection, and signature analysis
  • Test and measurement of electrical parameters of amplifiers, oscillators, power supplies and op-amp circuits
  • Test and measure voltages of circuits employing a defective component
  • Analyze a system to determine the root cause of a device failure