BEC 101: Introduction to Basic Digital Electronic Course

No previous electronics/programming experience is required for this course, only basic PC usage is essential. This course focuses on introducing the participants to the basics of electronics. It brings the students to a point where they are able to apply the principles of basic electronics and also start designing simple circuits. Hands on lab will provide experience in designing of simple circuits.

Course Duration:

  • Five days at 5 hours per day.

Course Materials

  • Comprehensive delegate handbook and a CD with course content and free software tools*.

Course Objectives

  • Provide understanding of essentials of PIC microcontrollers design and programming using assembly language.
  • Demonstrate practically design and implementation of a simple circuit board.

Participants Will Learn

  • Interpretation of circuit diagrams.
  • The fundamentals of digital electronics.
  • Design and fabrication of a simple circuit board (Hardware)
  • General introduction to electronics principles, discrete components, review of basics of electronic circuit concept, introduction to PIC microcontrollers, sourcing and sinking techniques, soldering, reading schematics, reading datasheets.


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  • Day 2 would involve a hands-on lab on the design and implementation of a simple circuit board.

Development Tools

  • Practical use of discrete components such as capacitors, resistors, transistors, inductors, crystals, diodes, LEDs, etc.