Intro to Electronics (Part 2)

Intro to Electronics (Course 2)
Interfacing to Micros
April 9 & April 16, 2015
7:00pm-8:30pm


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Intro to Electronics (Course 2):
Interfacing to Micros – Two 1.5 Hour Classes

In this course, you will learn the basics of Electronics & Interfacing to Microprocessors. This is part 2 of 3. This course is two sessions: April 9 & April 16, 2015.
Specifics for course 3 will be announced at a later date.

It is OK to attend if you did not attend the 1st Course.

Topics may include:

  • Data sheets and why they matter
    • Absolute Maximum Ratings – avoid barbecued chips
    • Specifications
    • Block Diagram
    • Application Information
    • Will use the Atmel ATmega data sheet to look up items covered below
  • Inputs
    • Voltage levels
    • Pull-ups and Pull-downs
  • Outputs
    • Push-pull
    • Open-Drain
    • PWM – Pulse Width Modulation
    • External switches for heavy lifting
  • Serial Communications
    • Asynchronous
      • RS232
      • USB
    • Syncrhonous
      • SPI
      • I2C
    • Bit Banging
    • Typical micro built-in serial peripherals
      • USART – Universal Synchronous Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
      • I2C
      • USB
    • Transceiver IC’s
  • Power supplies
    • Linear Regulators
    • Switching Regulators

No previous experience needed.

Yes, this course is a GREAT course for people interesting in Electronics and also for those interested in (and even already using) Arduino boards.