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MTRX1705: Introduction to Mechatronic Design

This unit of study aims to provide an introduction to the basic analog and digital elements of mechatronic systems. Basic electrical theory: Ohms law, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws. Characteristics and responses of circuits of passive components: resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Digital number systems, arithmetic, and Boolean algebra. Logic gates and combinatorial logic circuits. Flip-flops and sequential circuits including counters, registers and state machines. Integrated circuit logic families, interfacing, tri-state signals and busses, and power and timing considerations. Medium-scale integrated (MSI) logic circuits including multiplexers, demultiplexers, decoders and magnitude comparators. Programmable logic devices. The unit of study will include a practical component where students design and implement digital systems. Purchase of a basic laboratory tool kit as described in classes will be required.

Code MTRX1705
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse and design combinational and sequential logic circuits from basic logic elements
  • LO2. analyse and design applications circuits based on operational amplifiers
  • LO3. read and understand manufacturers' data sheets describing digital and analog electronic circuit elements and DC motors
  • LO4. breadboard, test and troubleshoot practical digital and analog circuits in the laboratory using standard electronics lab instruments and tools.