: In Basic Electronics and DTSAT – Electricity and Electronics,
students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Basic Electricity and
Basic Electronics concepts used in the Telecommunication Industry. The course
begins with a review of the basic mathematic concepts (i.e.: scientific
notation and exponents) and the metric system used for electrical quantities;
then DC and AC theory are introduced, as well as the electrical quantities
and their use in solving simple electrical and electronic circuits. Ohms Law,
Kirchhoff’s Laws, and circuit analysis are also discussed. The course
progresses through semiconductor theory, diodes and transistors, and their
use as switches and as amplifiers, and concludes with the description of the
main building blocks of a power supply (transformer, full-wave rectifier,
voltage regulator, and capacitive filter).
: In Basic Electronics and
DTSAT – Digital Electronics, students learn about the decimal, octal, and
hexadecimal numbering systems, and the conversion techniques from one system
to another. The course then introduces the basic logic gates used in digital
electronic circuits (NOT, AND, NAND, OR, NOR, and XOR) and their
corresponding truth tables, as well as the analysis of digital outcomes for
various combination of gates with specific input scenarios. Finally, the
architecture of a computer is discussed from both hardware and software
perspective, and the basic principles of computer data processing are
: In Basic Electronics and
DTSAT – Telecommunications Fundamentals, students will gain a comprehensive
understanding of digital technologies as they apply to the Telecommunication
industry. The course begins with the description of the basic Digital Signal
Processing (DSP) performed on voice and data signals before being transmitted
(i.e.: A/D conversion, modulation, line encoding). The main transmission
media and the related communication systems (twisted pair, coax, fiber optic
systems, and microwave links) are then discussed, and the main parts of the
Public Switched Telephone network (PSTN) are illustrated. The course
continues with an overview of the most common voice, video, and data services
under the current ITU-T standard, and concludes with the discussion of the
main types of multiplexing (TDM, WDM), the T-carrier system, the SONET
network and related hierarchy.
At the end of the course, students will engage in a hands-on lab activity,
involving the construction of simple electric and electronic circuits, and
the measure of their electrical characteristics (voltage, resistance,
current) by means of a multimeter.
completion of this course, students will be able to:
the metric system used to express electrical quantities, and provide a
of basic mathematic concepts such as scientific notation, and exponents.
the fundamental electrical quantities and the basic circuit components.
DC theory (equivalent resistance, Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws).
voltage, resistance, and current values in any type of circuit
(series, parallel, mixed series-parallel) using the fundamental laws.
Discuss the basic principles of
AC theory, capacitors, inductors, and transformers.
Explain semiconductor theory and
the operation of diodes and transistors.
Illustrate the use of
transistors as switches and as amplifiers.
Describe the main building
blocks of a power supply.
Describe the decimal, binary,
octal and hexadecimal numbering systems.
Perform conversions from one
numbering system to another.
Identify the primary logic gates
and their symbols and build their corresponding
Perform analysis of digital outcomes
for various combinations of logic gates
when given specific input values.
Describe the main parts of a
computer hardware and software, and explain the
principles of computer data
Describe analog and digital
, and discuss the main Digital
Processing (DSP) techniques (A/D conversion, modulation, line
the transmission media currently available (twisted pair and coaxial
optical fibers, microwave links), and identify the basic network elements of
the various multiplexing techniques used for digital and analog
WDM, and FDM).
the T-carrier system and the SONET network and related hierarchies.
Successfully complete the hands-on lab
activities for building simple circuits and
measure their electrical
characteristics by means of a multimeter.