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include static and dynamic structures, hashing, searching, signals, distributive and concurrent inter-process communication. Discussions will also cover compiler-linker, multi-core, and other trade-off that impact real-time systems performance. Prerequisite: ECE 111 3 credits ECE 228: Circuits I This course introduces the basic passive components (R, L, and C) and their terminal voltage and current characteristics. Basic circuit concepts, such as Kirchhoff’s laws, linearity/ superposition/Thevenin & Norton equivalents, and the max power theorems are established. The analysis of DC and transient circuits including dependent and independent sources is considered along with the use of computer-aided design tools for solution and verification of problems. AC circuits are also studied. Prerequisite: MATH 140 or permission of Chair. 3 credits ECE 229: Circuits I Laboratory This laboratory course is to be taken concurrently with ECE 228 (Circuits I). The laboratory provides hands-on experience with DC and AC circuits that includes the applications of Kirchoff’s laws, superposition, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Topics also include operational amplifier circuits and phasor diagrams. The use of contemporary computer-aided design in support of circuit analysis and design is an integral part of the laboratory. Co-requisite: ECE 228 1 credit ECE 231: Introduction to Electrical Engineering This is a basic course that provides general introduction to circuit theory, electronic circuits and electric machines. This course cannot be taken for credit by Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Prerequisite: PHYS 214 and MATH140 3 credits ECE 232: Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory This laboratory course is to be taken concurrently with ECE231. The laboratory provides hands-on experience with DC and AC circuits that includes the applications of Kirchhoff’s laws, superposition and Thevenin equivalent circuits. Topics also include operational amplifier circuits, phasor diagrams and electric machines. Co-requisite: ECE 231 1 credit ECE 238: Electronics This course focuses on the system integration skills with design and analysis of electronic circuits at the component, sub-system, and system level. Electronic circuits and design processes are covered through the integration of sub-systems that comprise electronic circuits such as power supplies, voltage regulators, and drive circuits. At the component level, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers are also studied. The use of contemporary software and hardware tools for design and analysis of electronic circuits is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: ECE 228 & ECE 229 Co-requisite: ECE 239 3 credits ECE 239: Electronics Lab This lab is to accompany Electronics and taken concurrently with it. Lab topics complement closely classroom discussion of various designs. Co-requisite: ECE 238 1 credit ECE 240: Circuits II This course introduces AC circuits and three-phase circuit analysis. Power concepts are introduced as pertaining to single and three-phase circuit applications. Frequency response characteristics of RLC circuits are studied, including the Fourier Series representation of a periodic signal. Frequency domain tools such as Laplace Transforms and Fourier Transforms are presented and employed in circuit analysis. Modern computer-aided design tools are used for solving homework assignments. Prerequisite: ECE 228 and 229 3 credits

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