Practical Troubleshooting of Electronic Circuits for Engineers and Technicians

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Recognise and efficiently troubleshoot common electronic component and circuit problems
  • Demonstrate the construction and operation of common electronic components
  • Utilise common electronic terminology
  • Effectively apply the principles of analog meters, digital meters and oscilloscopes
  • Identify electronic component symbols
  • Identify components and read their values
  • Implement procedures for the testing of electronic components
  • Confidently carry out simple repair procedures for the correction of faults on printed circuit boards

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • All those who wish to be able to multi-skill into electronics
  • Maintenance technicians, electricians, foremen and engineers
  • All engineering, operations or management personnel who are directly or indirectly involved with electronics controls
  • Those involved with the installing, programming, maintaining and purchasing of electronic control equipment
  • Those who want to improve their understanding and capabilities in electronic technology
  • All those involved with sales and installation of electronic products into industry

CONTENT SUMMARY

BASIC CONCEPTS

  • Current, voltage, resistance, power
  • Units and abbreviations
  • Direct and alternating current

DISCRETE COMPONENTS, PART 1

  • Resistors, inductors and capacitors
  • Transformers and bridge rectifiers
  • Diodes and bipolar junction transistors
  • JFETS and MOSFETS
  • SCRS, DIACS and TRIACS
  • LEDS

CIRCUIT LAWS

  • Ohm’s law
  • Kirchhoff’s voltage law
  • Kirchhoff’s current law

AMPLIFIERS

  • Small signal amplifiers
  • Power amplifiers
  • Amplifier frequency response
  • Amplifier applications

USING TEST EQUIPMENT, PART 1

  • Current measurement
  • Voltage measurement
  • Resistance measurement
  • Analogue meters
  • Digital meters
  • Oscilloscopes

INDUSTRIAL PRACTICES

  • Soldering aids
  • Printed circuit boards preparation
  • Component preparation
  • Constructing a soldered joint
  • Common defects in soldered joints
  • Desoldering
  • Safety in the work area

INTRODUCTION TO TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Open circuits
  • Short circuits
  • Testing diodes, DIACS and TRIACS
  • Testing BJTS, JFETS and MOSFETS
  • Testing digital and linear IC’S
  • Testing other electronic components
  • Components out of tolerance
  • Troubleshooting, using circuit laws
  • Gaining circuit familiarity
  • Troubleshooting basics
  • Common troubleshooting techniques

FAILURE ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION IN ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

  • Failure symptoms
  • Failure causes
  • Failure types
  • General preventive measures

TESTING IN ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

  • Equipments / devices used in testing
  • (ex. logic analyser, spectrum analyser, multimeter, oscilloscope, lCR meter, DVM, MDA, AWG etc.)

DEVICE TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Diode, transistor, resistor, capacitor, op-amp, thermocouple, microprocessors, multivibrator, thermister, switch, PLD, FLASH, RS-232, PCI bus, transmission lines etc

DESIGN TROUBLESHOOTING FOR DIGITAL AND ANALOG SYSTEMS

  • Moving from analog to digital
  • Measuring signal and noise in high - speed digital and analog circuits
  • Design troubleshooting

LOGICAL TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Component level troubleshooting
  • Board level troubleshooting
  • System level troubleshooting

POWER SUPPLY

  • Introduction
  • Power delivery input impedence
  • Linear power supply

PCB TESTING

  • PCB design techniques
  • SMT technology
  • Soldering and desoldering techniques
  • Practical tips and tricks for PCB design
  • Solder flux and heat sink
  • Troubleshooting strategies
  • Special tools, clips, cleaners, sprays, extension, scope probes

SAFETY ASPECTS

  • Generic precautions
  • Specific precautions
  • Safety steps at installation time

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