Basic Communication Blocks & Data Converters Experimental cards

Oscillator/Second Order LPF & HPF Code: (CM102.01)

  • Introduction to the design and function of Hartley- and Colpitts oscillators
  • Investigation of resonance conditions
  • Measuring the frequency response of the output voltage of an oscillator
  • Study of Hartley Oscillator Tank Circuit
  • Study of Basic Hartley Oscillator Design
  • Study of Shunt-fed Hartley Oscillator Circuit Calculating Hartley Oscillator Upper Frequency,
  • Lower Frequency and Bandwidth
  • Study of Hartley Oscillator using an Op-amp
  • Study of Colpitts Oscillator Tank Circuit
  • Study of Basic Colpitts Oscillator Circuit
  • Study of Colpitts Oscillator using an Op-amp
  • Second Order LPF
  • Second Order HPF

PLL Frequency Synthesizer Code: (CM102.02)

  • Phase detector & VCO
  • Study of Reference Frequency Circuit
  • Study of Phase Locked Loop Circuit
  • Study of Divide by N counter Circuit
  • Study of Divide by 10 Device & Offset OSC
  • Typical Frequency Synthesizer
  • Frequency Synthesizer with Pre-scaler
  • Frequency Synthesizer with Frequency Converter

Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) Code:(CM102.03)

  • Experimenting with the Flash ADC & the SAR ADC operation to convert the analog signal into a digital signal.
  • Identifying the main characteristics of the ADC such as the reference voltage, the resolution, and the bandwidth.
  • Constructing a Flash ADC and determining it's differences from the SAR ADC

Analog Converter (DAC) Code:(CM102.04)

  • Exploring the principles of digital-to-analog conversion through hands-on experiments with a Binary Weighted DAC. Starting with basic binary input configurations, students can observe the corresponding analog output voltages and understand the impact of changing individual bit values.
  • Constructing and manipulating R2R Laddar DAC using resistor networks to convert binary inputs into analog voltages.
  • Providing a practical understanding of how a String DAC operates and how changes in resistor values impact the analog signal.

Signal Sampling and Reconstruction Code: (CM102.05)

  • Describe how a wave can be sampled
  • Obtain a variety of sampling frequencies
  • Demonstrate that the pulse duration of the sampling control signal can be varied
  • Predict the frequency spectrum of a pulse amplitude-modulated signal
  • Explain the principles of the operation of filters
  • Describe the differences between first order, second order and fourth order filters
  • Investigate the characteristics of first order, second order and fourth order filters
  • Describe how the fall off slope of a filter can affect the final output signal
  • Describe the principles of the operation of a PAM system
  • Explain how a wave may be sampled under the control of a train of pulses with small duty cycles
  • Compare the performance of sample amplifiers and sample and hold amplifiers Account for the presence of incorrect output frequencies due to aliasing and show how the effects can be prevented

TDM&PAM-TDM Multiplexer Demultiplexer Code: (CM102.06)

  • Describe the main characteristics of Time
  • Division Multiplexing (TDM)
  • Explain the need for accurate synchronization in multiplexing systems
  • Describe the functions of the main parts of a TDM transmitter
  • Explain how a decoder can be used to control the sampling switches of a TDM transmitter
  • Draw & interpret the waveforms associated with a TDM transmitter
  • Identify the synchronization signals required at the receiver

FDM Multiplexer / Demultiplexer Code: (CM102.07)

  • Describe the principles of Frequency
  • Division Multiplexing (FDM)
  • Study of FDM multiplexer Circuit
  • Study of FDM demultiplexer Circuit
  • Basic Communication Blocks & Data Converters Experimental Cards (CM102)
  • Hard copy user manual
  • Card holder (MMS103) With Advanced Computer Interface Base Unit with Built-in Power Supply (MMS100)
  • Bench Power Supply Unit (MMS102) (Customer to provide oscilloscope, function generator, multimeter)

The training kit is based on a group of experimental cards that features different types of Helper communications blocks but in advance from the Electronics side perspective, to help understand some common communications blocks used in Analog and Digital Communication Experimental cards and measurements their parameters. The training system will guide students in learning the theory and practical aspects of communication circuits measurements such as Oscillators, Filters, PLL, ADC, DAC, Signal Sampling and Reconstruction, etc.

  • The training system is a comprehensive solution to teach Basic communications circuits via a wide range of experimental cards supplied with one or more card holders.
  • The system supports cascaded connection for the card holders by connecting up to three card holders in series. In other words, the output of one card holder is fed as input to the next one.
  • Communication circuits contained in each card are presented by their schematic diagrams and test points to learn about the circuit wiring and components and connect between terminals using safety cables.
  • Each circuit and terminal on the card are labeled for easy recognition and understanding of circuit elements and components and also to ensure more accurate and safe wiring during experimentation.
  • The system introduces the student to different types of communications concepts, and how to connect between components to apply certain functions and read different parameters
  • This Package includes 11 Cards : Oscillators 1, Oscillators 2, PLL, ADC , DAC, Signal Sampling & Reconstruction , Filters 1, Filters 2, TDM Multiplexer, TDM Demultiplexer, FDM Multiplexing/Demultiplexing