BME 4390

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This class will provide students with the skills needed for the design and fabrication of biomedical and bioanalytical instrumentation. In lecture cover analog and digital electronics, optoelectronics and programing required for microprocessor use (C/C++). The level of electronics covered is equivalent to PHYS 3600/AEP 3610 (level of Horowitz and Hill) with the addition of exposure to schematic and printed circuit board layout using (CAD) software. Emphasis is on designing and building analog circuitry for sensors (electrochemical, flow, pressure), photodetectors and other measuring devices, analog to digital conversion and interfacing. Basic optics and opto-electronics is covered with a focus on areas relevant to biomedical imaging and bioanalytical device design. Lectures will be coordinated with lab exercises to provide experience with the material being covered in lecture. Lab exercises include hands-on building of circuits and optical set-ups, and exposure to schematic capture/PCB layout software (Eagle CAD) as well as SPICE simulation software. This course serves as an introduction to the array of skills needed by biomedical engineers who chose to focus on instrument design and imaging.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Engineering core math/science courses complete (with CS 1112 or CS 1114 preferred); and BME 2310 (or equivalent).

Satisfies Requirement Course serves as the BMII Concentration Practicum Laboratory.

  • Become proficient with analog electronics and analog circuit design at the level required to design and build a various biomedical devices.   (ABET a,k)
  • Become proficient with digital electronics and digital circuit design at the level required to digitize signals and collect data from a biomedical device.   (ABET a,k)
  • Become proficient with hardware programing of microcontrollers in C to implement microcontroller/peripheral device interfacing and microcontroller –PC communications and data transfer. (ABET a,k)

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  • 4 Credits Graded