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What you will learn

  • Use the core features of the Cypress PSOC development kit.

  • Choose the right temperature sensor, rotary sensor and amplifier for an application.

  • Interface sensors, LCD, and ADC to the PSOC development kit.

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Advanced Level
Approx. 32 hours to complete
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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

5 hours to complete

Thermal Sensors

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2: Common Types of Sensors and Motors6m
3: Analog and Digital Interfaces3m
4: Temperature Sensors and Applications6m
5: Thermistors: Basic Facts3m
6: Thermistors: How They Work6m
7: RTDs: Basic Facts5m
8: RTDs: How They Work10m
9: Thermocouples: Basic Facts7m
10: Thermocouples: How They Work11m
2 readings
Week 1 Online Articles2h
Week 1 Videos1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Sensor Development Kit and Prototyping

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 132 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
2: Nscope Introduction7m
3: PSoC Creator 2 Pin Assignment2m
4: Automatically Generated Code11m
5: Adding the LCD display to the Nscope and Developent Kit9m
6: Debugging with GPIO and DACs9m
7: Documenting Components not in the PSoC Chip6m
8: Pin Types10m
9: Digital to Analog and Back Again10m
10: A Basic Sensor Interface in PSoC16m
11: Thermistor Lab, Part 18m
12: Thermistor Lab, Part 213m
13: Thermistor Lab, Part 39m
14: Thermistor Lab, Part 45m
2 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Project Based on This Module10m
Week 2 Online Articles2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Rotary and Flow Sensors

7 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
2: Summary of Rotary Sensors and Applications3m
3: Optical Encoders: How They Work6m
3a: Measuring Encoder Speed3m
4: Optical Encoders: Applications6m
5: Resolvers: How They Work8m
6: Resolvers: Applications5m
7: Flow Sensors and Applications8m
8: Variable Area Flow Sensors4m
9: Differential Pressure Flow Sensing2m
10: Vortex Flow Meters2m
11: Ultrasonic Flow Meters2m
12: Turbine Flow Meters2m
13: Thermal Mass Flow Meters3m
14: Coriolis Flow Meters4m
3 readings
Week 3 Online Articles #13h
Week 3 Online Articles #22h
Week 3 Videos1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Amplifiers and Sensor Noise

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2: Why Study Amplification?3m
3: Basic Amplifiers8m
4: Instrumentation Amplifier9m
5: Amplifier Imperfections9m
6: Amplifier Frequency Response4m
7: Noise in Sensors4m
8: Johnson and 1/f Noise5m
9: Shot and Quantization Noise5m
10: How Noise Affects Sensor Accuracy3m
2 readings
Week 4 Online Articles #12h
Week 4 Online Articles2h
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m

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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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