ECE480 Design Team 5
Overcurrent Protection Reference Design & Study

Project Updates

Final Activities (Week 15)

Friday, April 29, 2011 4:00 PM

The poster and slides are up. Design Day is done, and Team 5 took third place for the Prism Venture Works Prize.

Final Report (Week 15)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:00 PM

The final report for our project is now finished, and can be found here. Now we just have to make it to Design Day. Poster coming soon!

So much to do, so little time.. (Week 14)

Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:45 PM

  • Design day is next week and approaching fast! As you can see, our manager has been deep in thought...
  • Josh has also been busy working on our final prototypes and fixtures for Design Day. We are worried that all the solder smoke is getting to his head, as he keeps screaming "THIS IS SPARTA!!!" and threatening us with the soldering iron...

Final Designs and Studies (Week 14)

Monday, April 18, 2011 4:00 PM

  • The final designs for application one and two have been fabricated and are ready to solder.
  • The reference studies on pcb design requested by our sponsor have also been fabricated and tested.

Application Two (Week 13)

Sunday, April 15, 2011 11:50 AM

Finally, we have some results for application two. As you can see in the image below, the power consumption can be monitored with a resolution of 0.01 mV within the expected results.

Working Design (Week 12)

Thursday, April 7, 2011 8:00 PM

After our last revision of application one, we determined the issue with the circuit to be in the switching system. Recently, we redesigned the application with a latching system to help hold the output. Today it has been tested and it works! Now on to making more improvements for Design Day and continue working on application two...

Application Notes (Week 12)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:20 AM

Technical Presentation (Week 11)

Friday, April 1, 2011 1:00 PM

  • Our technical presentation was given in class today, and can be found here

Application Two Fabricated (Week 10.5)

Sunday, March 24, 2011 4:50 PM

Two updates in one week! This week, we have also fabricated an initial prototype for application 2. Further testing needs to be performed, but it looks promising, check out the picture below!

Progress (Week 10)

Thursday, March 22, 2011 7:20 PM

This week another revision on application one was fabricated, and has produced some actual results. While the current sensing portion of the design works, we are having issues with the switching circuitry.

Proposal Presentation (Week 9)

Monday, March 14, 2011 2:30 PM

  • Our proposal presentation was given in class today, and can be found here

To Do List for Week 9

Friday, March 11, 2011 4:30 PM

  • Team Meeting [Sunday]
  • Proposal Presentation [Monday]
  • Revisions to PCB Designs (Applications 1 & 2) [Wednesday]
  • Weekly Meeting [Thursday]
  • Progress Report [Thursday]
  • Laboratory Notebook Check [Thursday]

Spring Break (Week8.5)

Friday, March 4, 2011 9:10 AM

No classes next week, MSU is closed for Spring Break. Team 5 will continue working on this project.

Application One Prototype

Thursday, March 3, 2011 9:50 PM

Here is a look at our initial design prototype for application one.

To Do List for Week 8

Sunday, February 27, 2011 6:20 PM

  • Team Meeting [Sunday]
  • Order Parts [Tuesday]
  • Testing PCB [Wednesday]
  • Weekly Meeting - Run Through of Oral Presentation to Dr. Li [Thursday]

To Do List for Week 7

Sunday, February 20, 2011 5:15 PM

  • Team Meeting [Sunday]
  • Team Meeting [Tuesday]
  • Estimated Completion of Initial PCB [Wednesday]
  • Weekly Meeting - Run Through of Oral Presentation to Dr. Li [Thursday]
  • Design Day Brochure to Dr. Shanblatt [Friday]
  • FAST Diagram to Mr. Motter & Dr. Shanblatt [Friday]
  • Final Proposal to Dr. Li & Mr. Semig [Friday]

Thank You Gift

Friday, February 18, 2011 10:05 PM

This image is for all of our loyal fans!

Initial Entry

Friday, February 18, 2011 9:53 PM

This is a test entry, welcome to ECE480: Design Team 5's website.