An introduction to logic and interface devices used in microprocessor systems. Boolean logic, Karnaugh maps, and DeMorgan’s theorem are covered in applying LSI devices to systems. Also includes an introduction to Programmable Array Logic (PAL) and Field Programmable Gate Array devices as they are applied to support and augment microprocessor systems.

Introduction to (and application of) integral-differential equations to modeling of circuits and systems.  Use of PSPICE to model systems.  Application of Laplace transforms to system differential equations in the time and frequency domains with sinusoidal and complete harmonic signals.  Topics include transfer functions frequency response, and BODE plots, transients in DC/AC networks, initial conditions, mesh analysis, superposition, the Initial and Final Value Theorems and the Shifting Theorem.  A laboratory component is directed at demonstrating the transient effects of both AC and DC stimulus.

A study of the methods used to implement control theory concepts on digital machines. An introduction to measurement devices and physical characteristics of control systems.  Lab emphasis is on interfacing sensors used in measuring various physical environments to a microprocessor based system. Signal conditioning, scaling and real-time programming techniques are incorporated to support these devices.