In the ever-evolving realm of electronics and electrical engineering education, the demand for cutting-edge tools is ongoing. At Digilent, we’re excited to share a success story featuring National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University’s (NYCU) Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (DEE). See how our products, particularly the Analog Discovery 2 (AD2), have empowered institutions like NYCU to reshape their educational approach.
Empowering Lab Courses with AD2
NYCU’s DEE, recognizing the importance of practical experience, seamlessly integrated the Analog Discovery 2 into their Electronic and Electrical Laboratory and Digital System Laboratory courses. The AD2 became a versatile ally, enabling students to supply power, generate signals using a function generator, and capture waveforms with an oscilloscope. In the Digital System Laboratory, the AD2’s pattern generator played a pivotal role in producing digital inputs, while the logic analyzer helped students observe circuit output results and decode them into ASCII or BCD code.
Adapting to Challenges and Enhancing Learning
NYCU, like many other institutions, faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted a shift in their traditional laboratory setups. The AD2 offered a practical solution, allowing students – predominantly sophomores studying electronics and circuit theory – to conduct experiments in the comfort of their dormitories. It ensured that learning continued beyond the confines of a traditional classroom, offering a unique and hands-on experience. NYCU purchased over 400 units of the AD2 so that each student in the course received their own device, ensuring a seamless transition between classroom and remote learning environments.
Seamless Learning Continuity: Transitioning from AD2 to Analog Discovery 3
At Digilent, our mission is to enhance educational experiences for students and universities both. In the words of a DEE professor, the Analog Discovery 2 is “simple, user-friendly, and especially suitable for college students.”
But the story doesn’t end there. In summer of 2023, Digilent welcomed the Analog Discovery 3 (AD3), our latest innovation poised to redefine the educational experience. It boasts a range of impressive features, including a dual-channel oscilloscope, enhanced pattern generator, and a powerful dual-channel waveform generator. For more details on what’s new with the AD3, visit our shop page.
As you embark on your educational journey, discover the possibilities that Digilent’s test and measurement solutions can unlock for your institution.