Our development of students is oriented towards computer, communications, and optoelectronic semiconductor engineering. We will not only lay the groundwork for the above techniques, but also improve the techniques by means of advanced research.
I. Computer Engineering
Single-Chip Microcomputers – Single chip microcomputers are used extensively in consumer electronics and industry equipment due to their low cost. For students to qualify as engineers in single-chip microcomputers, several related courses are offered, honing in commonly-used chips such as Intel’s MCS series and Microchip’s PIC series. A relevant laboratory has been established and continues to develop as new technologies enter the industry.
Computer Networks and Software Applications – To accommodate extensive demands in the multimedia, one goal is the application of local area networks (LAN) to integrate terminal equipment, such as image processing and video software. To facilitate remote learning in the Electronics Department, related hardware and software are under construction. The audio-visual classroom will be constructed as a transmitter/receiver center and the structure of LAN will be based on ATM networks and cable television networks.
Digital Signal Processing – Recently, digital signal processing (DSP) has played an important role in many fields such as discrete-time controls and digital communications. To achieve excellence in DSP, the Electronics Department thus plans to establish a DSP laboratory very soon.
Information Security, Network Security, and Error Correction – The increase in the use computer networks has demanded growth in information security, network security, and error correction. To mirror this, the Electronics Department is recruiting related researchers and creating practical curriculum for students.
Digital Integrated Circuit Design – Digitalization is the trend for future decades, as demonstrated by the proliferation of digital circuits in a myriad of devices. Manufacturers have paid more and more attention to digital ICs due to their reliability. Two major popular digital ICs are FPGA (Xilinx) and CPLD (Altera), which are the foci for future classes and research.
II. Communication Engineering
Fabrication of Communication Modules – The preliminary goal is to possess the capability to design and fabricate AM/FM transmitters and receivers and progress to modules of digital communication, including PSK, QAM, equalizer, and synchronous modulation. The ultimate objective is to fabricate a high-speed modem and short-range digital cordless telecommunication.
Cable Television Systems – After the establishment of the cable TV laboratory, we will focus our efforts on the design of system frameworks, measurement and analysis of various technical parameters, and the layout of cable TV networks with the using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The long-term objective is to produce and research various elements in cable TV systems including RF amplifiers, IPTV systems, cable modems, and light transmitter/receiver in fiber optic networks.
Design and Application of High-Frequency Circuits – A variety of precision instruments such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and high-frequency signal generators in the high-frequency circuit laboratory will assist us in designing high-frequency amplifiers, high-frequency oscillating circuits, AGC circuits, and high-frequency phase lock loops.
III. Optoelectronic Semiconductor Engineering
Design and Production of VLSI – Since their introduction to everyday life, the demand for VLSI circuits increased tremendously. Semiconductor technology has become the hottest technology. We have designed a complete curriculum to cover all aspects of this technology, from the physics of semiconductor devices and VLSI technology to the measurement and packaging of microwave and digital integrated circuits. In laboratory courses, we emphasize computer-assisted design of integrated circuits and processing technology. Moreover, to create and use integrated circuits will be a great boon in both the job market and when pursuing advanced study.
Precision Measurement and Non-Destructive Inspection – By combining our specialties of microprocessor technology and optoelectronic signal capture, we can develop a set of digital optoelectronic measurement systems for industry use. To accomplish this goal, we have three goals.