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Richard Cliver

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-2693
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Monday 3:35-4:30, Wednesday 10:10-12 and Friday 10:10-12
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Richard Cliver

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MSEE, University of Rochester

585-475-2693

Currently Teaching

CMPE-160
3 Credits
The course covers the specification, analysis, and design of basic digital systems, including the design of combinational and sequential circuits using basic logic components: AND, OR, INV, NAND, NOR, and XOR. Standard modules, such as decoders, multiplexers, shifter registers, adders, and counters, will be analyzed. Lectures will discuss fundamental design methodologies using Karnaugh Maps as well as Mealy and Moore state machines. The laboratory provides hands-on experiences of the design, implementation, and testing of digital systems using SSI, MSI, and FPGA components as well as CAD tools.
CMPE-260
4 Credits
This course presents modern approaches to the design, modeling and testing of digital system. Topics covered are: VHDL and Verilog HDL as hardware description languages (HDLs), simulation techniques, design synthesis, verification methods, and implementation with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Combinational and both the synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits are studied. Testing and design for testability techniques are emphasized and fault tolerant and fail safe design concepts are introduced. Laboratory projects that enable students gain hands-on experience are required. The projects include complete design flow: design of the system, modeling using HDLs, simulation, synthesis and verification.
CMPE-161
0 Credits
This course presents different approaches to digital system modeling and design with the use of VHDL. The lab sessions include specification and design of combinational and sequential systems. Industry-standard simulation tools will be used in the course, which will enable students gain hands-on experience.
EEEE-282
3 Credits
This course covers the fundamentals of AC circuit analysis starting with the study of sinusoidal steady-state solutions for circuits in the time domain. The complex plane is introduced along with the concepts of complex exponential functions, phasors, impedances and admittances. Nodal, loop and mesh methods of analysis as well as Thevenin and related theorems are applied to the complex plane. The concept of complex power is developed. The analysis of mutual induction as applied to coupled-coils. Linear, ideal and non-ideal transformers are introduced. Complex frequency analysis is introduced to enable discussion of transfer functions, frequency dependent behavior, Bode plots, resonance phenomenon and simple filter circuits. Two-port network theory is developed and applied to circuits and interconnections.
EEET-213
3 Credits
This course covers the analysis, design and implementation of active electronic circuits using diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors and operational amplifiers. The electrical and switching characteristics of semiconductor devices used for analog and digital circuits will be emphasized. Classic applications of analog signal conditioning, A/D & D/A conversion and power transformation (AC/DC & DC/DC) will be examined. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics.
EEET-222
1 Credits
Provides experience in the design, prototyping, measurement, and analysis of op-amp circuits. Circuits include microphone pre-amps, integration and differentiation, comparator circuits, and signal conditioning.
EEET-331
3 Credits
Develops the analytical skills to design, develop, and simulate analog and digital filters, control systems, and advanced electronic circuits such as those used in robotics, digital communications, and wireless systems. Continuous-time and discrete-time linear, time-invariant, casual systems are examined throughout the course. Topics include Fourier series, the Laplace transform, signal sampling, and the z-transform. Advanced circuit analysis techniques include circuit characterization in the s-plane.
EEET-332
1 Credits
MATLAB is introduced and used extensively to analyze circuits on continuous-time and discrete-time systems. PSPICE is utilized for circuit simulation.
EEET-122
1 Credits
Develops skills and practice in the design, fabrication, measurement, and analysis of practical AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include network theorems, reactance and impedance, AC power and power factor, resonance, maximum power transfer, frequency response, and bandwidth.
EEET-221
2 Credits
Develops the knowledge and ability to design active electronic circuits, such as audio amplifiers, using op-amps. The operational amplifier and its applications are covered in detail. Applications include math operations like integration and differentiation, comparator circuits, and signal conditioning. The effects of op-amp limitations, both DC and AC, are studied.
EEET-111
3 Credits
Develops the skills to analyze and design practical DC circuits used in electronic devices. Topics include resistance with circuit techniques of Ohm's Law; current and voltage division; simplification of series, parallel, series-parallel circuits: bridge and ladder networks: Kirchhoff's source conversions, branch analysis; Thevenin and Norton theorems; superposition theorems and nodal analysis. Inductance and capacitance are introduced and transient circuits are studied.
EEET-223
4 Credits
This course develops the knowledge and skills essential for the analysis, design, and implementation of electronic sensor circuits and their interface to a microcontroller. Analog signal conditioning circuits, active filters, data converters and voltage regulators will be emphasized. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate concepts, reinforce analysis and design skills, and develop instrumentation techniques associated with the lecture topics.
EEET-121
3 Credits
Develops the skills to analyze and design practical AC circuits used in electrical systems. Topics include network theorems, reactance and impedance, AC power and power factor, resonance, maximum power transfer, frequency response, and bandwidth.

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