University Of Limerick



Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:

Transistor switch and operational amplifier circuits (op-amps) with output devices ¿ lamp, buzzer, LED, speaker, motor, relay. Operational amplifier circuits (op-amps) assembled as comparator, amplifier, and oscillator. Simple timing circuits.Logic Circuits, basic logic gates AND, OR and NOT NAND, truth tables for each. The main logic families (TTL and CMOS). The use of logic gates with sensors and output devices. Inputs and Outputs, buffers (transistors, amplifiers, paralleled outputs), Schmitt trigger. Binary inputs. Counters, clock circuits, de-bouncers, counters, seven segment displays and display drivers. Circuit Design and Assembly of Pre-designed Circuits. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) Use of prototyping boards for initial assembly and testing of circuits. Strategies for teaching this subject area at second level. Designing, planning and managing appropriate teaching and learning activities for this subject area.


Evaluation Date:
March 19, 2018
Christian Schwartz