Ircuits with Feedback and Sine Wave Oscillators

ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK
Note: the Notional Score is for formative feedback purposes only. 5 is allocated as sufficient for meeting the criteria, less than 5 is an indication of extra work required, more than 5 is an indication extra work included.

PASS grade must be achieved:
Outcomes Learner has demonstrated the ability to: Source of evidence Tutors comments Notional Score (10)

Outcome 3

Understand the types and effects of feedback on circuits performance
LO3.1: describe types of feedback and determine the effects of circuit performance when feedback is applied

Task 1

LO3.2: design a circuit employing negative feedback

Task 1

LO3.3: investigate the effects of applying feedback to single and multi-stage circuits

Task 1

Outcome 4

Understand the operation and applications of sine wave oscillators
LO4.1: describe the circuit conditions and the methods used to achieve sinusoidal oscillation

Task 2

LO4.2: build and evaluate a sine wave oscillator to a given specification
Task 2

LO4.3: explain the advantages of crystal-controlled oscillator circuits
Task 2

MERIT grade descriptors that may be achieved for this assignment:
Merit Grade Descriptors Indicative Characteristics Source of evidence Tutors comments Notional Score (10)
M3b

Present and communicate appropriate findings
Throughout the report, the solutions are coherently presented using technical language appropriately and in a professional manner

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Distinction grade descriptors that may be achieved for this assignment:
Merit Grade Descriptors Indicative Characteristics Source of evidence Tutors comments Notional Score (10)
D3

Demonstrate convergent/ lateral/ creative thinking

a. Ideas have been generated and decisions taken

b. Self-evaluation has taken place

All Tasks

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General Information

All submissions to be electronic in MS Word format with a minimum of 20 typed words. All answers must be clearly identified as to which task and question they refer to. All work must be submitted through Learn zone.

All questions in the tasks must be completed correctly with sufficient detail to gain the pass criteria.

Where a word count has been specified, the submission must be within A±10% of that value. Graphs, photographs and illustrations are not counted toward the word counting.

All answers must be supported with proper referencing of all articles, books, websites and materials being used in addition to a list of the datasheet used to meet the Merit and Distinction criteria given in this brief.