Could you repair a switch-mode power supply beyond replacing ruptured capacitors? Could you troubleshoot an industrial control circuit beyond Go/No-Go testing of power module devices? Go beyond by learning how to analyze manufacturers equipment schematics for consumer and industrial applications.
This hands-on experiment oriented course begins with basic components and progresses to advanced coverage of commercial equipment with minimal math emphasis. Students will learn about multistage power amplifiers, voltage controlled oscillators, MOSFET power switching circuits, Pulse Width Modulation motor control and more, by constructing discrete device and mixed IC circuits from scratch. While observing circuit behaviour on analog and digital oscilloscopes, students will develop practical troubleshooting ability investigating malfunctions to the component level.
Many equipment faults are power supply related. Switch-mode supply repair techniques will be taught to enable individuals to safely diagnose and repair a broad variety of equipment. Hardware assembly and construction methods will be practiced, in addition to developing soldering repair skills working with Surface Mount printed circuit boards.