LaMeres' Courses

(That I've Taught)

EELE 101 - Introduction to Electrical Fundamentals

This course provides a hands-on introduction to a number of different areas in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the applications of these technologies to solve real-world problems, and the potential impacts on society in general. It incorporates lectures, laboratory experiences, and programming exercises that introduce you to the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering. Topics include Kirchhoff's and Ohm's Laws, using meters and oscilloscopes, time-varying signals in electric circuits, resistors, capacitors, series and parallel circuits, introduction to digital circuits, introduction to programming, problem solving including computer applications, technical communications, and team work. The course culminates in a final project to build and program an autonomous robot to complete a challenge (a line-following race course). 
Semesters Taught: F15, F16

EELE 207 - Circuits II

This is a second course in linear circuit theory. It will cover both steady-state and transient behavior of first order (RC and RL) and second order (RLC) circuits in the time domain. It will also explore frequency domain analysis of these circuits using the Laplace transform, and will introduce Fourier series and Fourier transform techniques for circuit analysis. The non-ideal (real world) operational amplifier and practical op-amp circuits are explored. 
Semesters Taught: S09 

EELE 261 - Introduction to Logic Circuits

This course introduces the concepts of classical digital logic design including number systems, interfacing, Boolean algebra, combinational logic design, and finite state machines.  This course also covers Hardware Description Languages for the structural design and simulation of digital systems.  Modern digital design of combinational logic and state machines is covered using VHDL and a logic synthesizer.  This course contains a laboratory experience where students design and implement logic circuits using discreet parts and programmable logic devices.
Semesters Taught: S07, S09, S10, S11, F12, S13, F13, S14, F14, S15, Sum15, F15, S16(online), Sum16, S17

EELE 367 - Logic Design

This course introduces students to advanced logic circuit design techniques. This course is a continuation of EE261/262 and will introduce logic system design using a hardware description language (VHDL). Design constraints such as timing, design reuse, and implementation considerations will be presented. This course includes a weekly lab where students will get hands-on experience implementing digital systems on an Altera Cyclone II FPGA. 
Semesters Taught: S07, S08, S11, S12, S13, S14, S15, S16, S17

EELE 371 - Microprocessor Hardware and Software Systems

This course introduces students to the structure of microprocessors and their application in microcomputers and microcontrollers. The elements of a microprocessor (arithmetic and logic units, processor control sequencing, and registers) are presented in addition to programming the microprocessor in assembly language and/or C. The elements of a microcomputer and microcontroller (memories, input/output, interrupts, timers, A/D's) are also presented. Emphasis is on the practical application of microcontrollers in embedded systems as solutions to engineering problems. This course will include a weekly lab where students will get hands-on experience with programming a Freescale MC68HC12-based microcomputer. 
Semesters Taught: F06, F07, F08, F09, F10, F11 

EELE 414 - Introduction to VLSI Design

This course introduces students to the fundamentals concepts of CMOS VLSI circuit design. This course will cover CMOS device characteristics and timing. CMOS fabrication will be covered including process steps, metal, active, and poly layers, and design rules. CAD tools will be introduced for use in design, simulation, and layout of integrated circuits. Design analysis techniques will be presented for the static and dynamic evaluation of CMOS circuits. Advanced topics such as Dynamic Logic and SRAM design will also be presented. 
Semesters Taught: F07, F08, F09, F10, F11

EELE 461/561 - Digital System Design

This course introduces students to the physical phenomena that lead to signal degradation when generating and transmitting digital signals. The broadband response of transmission lines will be presented in addition to lumped versus distributed analysis. Emphasis is placed on the physical structures that are used to construct modern digital systems (on-chip Rx/Tx circuitry, on-chip interconnect, IC packaging, PCB's, connectors, and cables). The fabrication process for each component of the digital system will be presented in addition to the tradeoffs between mechanical reliability, cost, and electrical performance. Modern analysis tools will be used to explore these topics including SPICE circuit simulators, EM field solvers, and PCB design/layout software. Modern test equipment will also be presented including Time Domain Reflectrometry (TDR), Vector Network Analysis (VNA), and Jitter Characterization using Real-Time Digital Oscilloscopes. 
Semesters Taught: S08, S10, S12, S16 Link to EELE 461/561