The QuikEval System is a USB-based product demonstration and data acquisition system for use with Linear Technology’s ADCs, DACs, LED drivers, RF power detectors, PLL Synthesizers, IO-link transceivers, Power and Temperature Monitors, Intelligent Hot Swap Controllers, Battery Chargers and Managers, Coulomb Counters, Power over Ethernet Controllers and more. The system consists of a USB Data Acquisition Controller board that connects to individual daughter cards for specific Linear Technology products. The software also includes web links to the appropriate device data sheets and provides an automatic update feature to keep the software current with the latest set of device drivers.
The subject material covered is wide and varied. Students are frequently required to use knowledge imparted in other subjects alongside the subject specific skills that they gain in the workshops. The students also develop the soft skills that are demanded in most work places, including, problem solving, creative thinking, experimentation, research, critical analysis, resilience, presentation – both oral and written. The department’s facilities include computers in every room to ensure students have access to industry standard design software and also all the key Office software for presenting work and developing their project management skills.