Home Media Animation
The eSyst Home Media Animation was created to enhance the teaching concepts of electronics systems. This animation covers the audio surround sound system, including the audio video receiver and 5.1 speaker arrangements; the cable/satellite receiver; the Blue Ray disc player; the home media remote; and the high definition television. Each system includes a review of the technology and provides front and back views of the system showing typical connections and control features. The animation also includes a typical wiring configuration with descriptions of the cables and connectors used to interface each of the home media subsystems.
Microprocessor Block Diagram Animation
Ever wonder how a computer works? Using the top=down approach, this block diagram takes you on a journey through the various stages of a microprocessor's architecture. At the system level, the details of each component are concealed, all emphasis being placed on the task that each device performs. For starters, every microprocessor has an arithmetic logic unit (ALU). As its name suggests, this component allows a computer to perform both arithmetic and logic operations. Therefore, it is important to take time to understand how this circuit works by following the animation.
The first full implementation of the eSyst Systems View of Electronics is happening at Chabot College, in Hayward California. Starting August 18, 2009, Chabot began offering new courses in Electronic Systems Technology based on the eSyst project recommendations and resources.
CONGRATS Chabot College - May 2010
The State of California just approved of Chabot's Systems Technology Program courses, degree, and certificate programs. Click here to view the documents: California Chabot College Degree Approval
Learn more about this exciting new Systems View of Electronics curriculum at:
NetWorks NSF Digital Library: www.matecnetworks.org
NetWorks has over 1300 free classroom ready resources, animations, learning objects, lesson plans, webinars, and professional growth for electronics and other high tech areas. These resources have been created by other instructors and checked by subject matter experts.
Workready Electronics: www.work-readyelectronics.org
Workready Electronics resources bridge the gaps between textbook topics and new technology developments. WRE offers 24 free modules that are complete lessons in these new areas of electronics.
CDIO Inititive: http://www.cdio.org/
Engineering education and real-world demands on engineers have in recent years drifted apart. Realizing that this widening gap must be closed, leading engineering schools in the USA, Europe, Canada, UK, Africa, Asia, and New Zealand formed the CDIO Initiative: A worldwide collaborative to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education. Engineers must possess the ability to use three major modes of thought: Engineering Thinking, Scientific Thinking, and Systems Thinking.
Don't spend time reading about theory, components and old ham radios - that's history! Industry veteran, Louis Frenzel, gives you the real scoop on electronic product fundamentals as they are today. Rather than tearing electronics apart and looking at every little piece, the author takes a systems-level view. For example, you will not learn how to make a circuit but how a signal flows from one integrated circuit (IC) to the next and so on to the ultimate goal. This practical application-driven viewpoint and breadth of coverage is unprecedented. This book touches upon TV, audio, sattelite, radio, wireless communication, and networking. All of this content is brought to life through hands-on projects that you will enjoy whether you are a hobbyist, student, or engineer.
National Instruments Measurement Fundamentals Tutorials:
The National Instruments Measurement Fundamentals Series, your FREE resource for technical test and measurement knowledge on the Web, presents technical content through theory, real-world examples, and interactive audiovisual tutorials. This series, organized into five general categories, is designed for a broad range of audiences, from experts who want to review a specific topic to students who need easy-to-understand documentation for their projects. Select one of the categories below to begin mastering measurement fundamentals. Choose from the following tutorials: Analog Fundamentals, Digital Fundamentals, RF and Microwave Fundamentals, DAQ and Instrument Fundamentals, Sensor Fundamentals.
Altera's Cyclone III FPGA Starter Kit
The Cyclone III FPGA Starter Kit allows FPGA designers to build systems with 60 percent faster performance and 50 percent lower power consumption than comparable products.