EE-Emerge focuses on ECE students in their junior year, in particular underrepresented-minority and first-generation students. EE-Emerge is structured around a three-quarter sequence that leads up to the demonstration of team projects at Picnic Day. EE-Emerge is supported by Texas Instruments, a global leader in semiconductor and integrated circuit technologies.
EEC 113 is a four unit class for junior and senior students.
Theory: application and design of power electronic circuits including low drop-out regulators (LDOs), switching DC-to-DC converters, DC power supply circuits, AC-to-DC converters (rectifiers), DC-to-AC converters (inverters), etc.
Laboratory: The lab experiments of the course have a focus on open-loop and closed-loop performance of LDOs and DC-to-DC converters such as Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost. The experiments will involve building discrete regulators on breadboard as well as working with Texas Instruments Power Management Lab Kits (TI PMLKs). The laboratory experiments are accompanied by SPICE simulation of circuits in OrCAD PSpice Designer.
EEC 157A is a four unit class for junior and senior students. The focus of the course is to provide hands-on experience to students by developing a new set of experimental modules using the Texas Instruments Robotic System Learning Kit (TI RSLK).
These experimental modules include finding the approximate transfer function of TI RSLK using MATLAB System Identification Toolbox and designing Proportional (P) and Proportional-Integral (PI) controllers for the RSLK.
Our Real World Research Opportunities prepare our undergraduate students to excel in our Senior Design Projects.