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Approx. 55 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Understand how sensor manufacturers characterize and calibrate their sensors.

  • Tune a PID control loop and access the PID control function of the Cypress PSoC development kit for a motor control application

  • Understand manufacturing methods used to build electro-mechanical and micro-machined sensors.

Skills you will gain

Sensor manufacturingPID controlMEMS hardwareMEMS sensorsProcess Control
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 55 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

13 hours to complete

Process Control

13 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 125 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2: Review of 2nd Order Transfer Functions15m
3: PID Control16m
4: Plant-wide controllers6m
5: Predictive Machine Maintenance7m
6: Digital Protocols35m
7: Lab For Implementing A Sensor With PID Control40m
2 readings
Reading Assignments8h
Video Assignments40m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz2h
Week
2

Week 2

10 hours to complete

Sensor Characterization

10 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2: Linearization11m
3: Temperature Compensation10m
4: Calibration12m
5: Sensor Accuracy9m
6: Lab on Closed Loop Motor Control32m
2 readings
Reading Assignments6h
Video Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz3h
Week
3

Week 3

9 hours to complete

Advanced Sensors

9 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 44 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
2: Radar Level Sensors15m
3: Range Finders (LIDAR)12m
4: Medical Sensors13m
2 readings
Reading Assignments6h
Video Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz2h
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Sensor Manufacturing

10 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2: MEMS Construction23m
3: Electrical Interconnections14m
4: Sensor Housings11m
5: Sensor Reliability and Testing13m
2 readings
Reading Assignments8h
Video Assignments30m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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About the Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization

The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5340-5343, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. Embedding Sensors and Motors will introduce you to the design of sensors and motors, and to methods that integrate them into embedded systems used in consumer and industrial products. You will gain hands-on experience with the technologies by building systems that take sensor or motor inputs, and then filter and evaluate the resulting data. You will learn about hardware components and firmware algorithms needed to configure and run sensors and motors in embedded solutions....
Embedding Sensors and Motors

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