Digital & Analog Electronics Lab

The Digital and Analog Electronics Lab includes multiple digital and analog electronic components and measuring equipment aimed at training students to construct electronic circuits that accomplish certain tasks. For example, students learn to construct a circuit that functions as a calculator. This lab aims to familiarize students with the construction of electronic circuits designed for practical application.

Lab Objective

The labs objective is to familiarize students with the construction of digital and analog electronic circuits that accomplish functions on electrical signals. Analog electronic circuits deal with the manipulation of electrical signals that are continuous and variable, which primarily include electrical waveforms with certain frequencies and amplitudes. Common applications of analog electronics include signal amplification and filtering. For example, your radio filters a certain electromagnetic wave frequency depending on the station you switch to. Digital circuits, in contrast, primarily deal with the manipulation of discrete electrical signals, which map electrical signal amplitudes to binary data (1s and 0s). Digital electrical signals, which represent binary data, are commonly fed into logic gates that, when sequenced correctly, can perform defined Boolean logic functions. Students study the construction of various analog and digital based electronic circuits to implement a device that outputs electrical signals based on a function implemented by a circuit acting on electrical inputs.

Example digital circuit diagram of a basic calculator