Autotronics is referred to as modern automotive technology in the field of automobile engineering. It could be describe as an artificial word that combines automotive field and electronics content and it owns many applications in motor vehicles technology. The course uses an innovative, blended learning approach, which combines multimedia with sophisticated classroom training in order to meet the standards and challenges of modern automotive technologies worldwide. It contains a complete set of modules (basic and advanced), which allow self-guided learning highly interactive and practical. Autotronics, as an aspect of automobile engineering, presents basics, advantages, layout and components and functional operation of various computer controlled motor vehicle systems. In addition, it clarifies how to use recent diagnostic tools and equipment for fault finding and analysis. It deals with systems such as Basic Electric System, Ignition, Electric circuits, Lighting, Engine management and operation, Injection, Braking, Emissions Control, Safety, Conditioning, Hybrid Vehicle, Electric and Industrial Vehicles. For the Basic Training System, De Lorenzo has dedicated a course consisting of about five TIME boards (Trainer for Interactive Multipurpose Electronics) that cover activities such as electric networks (series and parallel resistors, theorems, laws, etc.), AC circuits (alternating magnitudes, RLC circuits, filters, etc.), automotive electric components and circuits (lamps, relays, stop and flash lights circuits, diodes, thermistor and thermal switch, etc.), charging and ignition circuits (ignition circuit and Hall switch, charging system, tachogenerator, etc.) and CAN bus (coding/decoding of addresses, logic gates, A/D and D/A conversion and data transfer in CAN bus, etc.). A fault simulator, for troubleshooting, is provided in all of them and they can be interfaced to personal computer through a CAI software. It is complete with power supply and interface to PC. It is recommended for vocational schools and technical colleges.
With this board the students can study the laws of Kirchhoff's current and voltage, the superposition of the effects, voltage dividers and verify the most common basic theorems in electronics such as Thevenin, Norton and Millman. CIRCUIT BLOCKS • Series resistors and Kirchoff voltage law verification • Parallel resistors and Kirchoff current law verification • Series ‐ parallel resistors • Effect superposition • Thevenin theorem • Norton theorem • Millman theorem • Voltage divider
With this board the students can study the operating principle of the alternating current circuits with the use of inductors, resistors and capacitors. They also begin to understand the function of filters and resonant circuits. CIRCUIT BLOCKS • Alternating quantities • Resistive circuit • Capacitive circuit • R-C circuit (series and parallel) • Inductive circuit • R-L circuit (series and parallel) • Series resonant circuit • Parallel resonant circuit • Low-pass filter (R-C) • High-pass filter (C-R) • Low-pass filter (L-R) • High-pass filter (R-L) • Pass-band filter
With this board the students can study and analyse the electric components and circuits that are used in modern automobiles.
CIRCUIT BLOCKS • Left front lights • Battery • Thermistor and Thermal switch • Horn • Right front lights • Angular deflection • Solenoid • Fuses • Dashboard lights • Relay • Left rear light • Dashboard switches • Right rear light
With this board the students can study and analyse the circuits of battery charge and motor ignition
CIRCUIT BLOCKS • Engine simulator and strobe light • Ac generator • AC/DC convertion • Automatic charging system • Ignition Hall switch • Electronic ignition
With this board the students can study and analyse the CAN (Controller Area Network) BUS and its application in automobiles:
CIRCUIT BLOCKS • Can bus • Can node 1 • Can node 2 • A/D conversion • Decoding • Signal multiplexing • Encoding • D/A conversion
With this board, the students can study the operation, the electric signals, all the sensors and the actuators used in the automobiles. The sensors and actuator studied with this board are simulated, but the values measured are real. A LCD display and a keyboard permit to select and view a motor status (speed, pressure, temperature, emission). A scantool OBD-II is integrated in the system to troubleshooting function
CIRCUIT BLOCKS • Electronic Control Unit • Malfunction Indicator Lamp • Ignition Switch and Start/Stop Button • Accelerator Pedal Position • Idle Air Control • Throttle Position Sensor • Throttle Position Actuator • External Air Temperature Sensor • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor • Mass Air Flow Meter Sensor • Manifold Air Pressure Sensor • Knock Sensor • Oxygen Sensor • Crankshaft/Camshaft • Position/Speed Sensors • Fuel Electro Injectors • Ignition Coils • Catalytic Converter • Fuel Pump • Cooling Fan Plant • Evaporation Plant • Exhaust Gar recirculation Plant • Secondary Air Plant AUXILIARY BOARDS can be added to increase the didactic experience: • DL 3155A04A – ENGINE SENSORS • DL 3155A04B – ENGINE ACTUATORS
• Interface board for connection to PC.
• Robust structure and modern design.
• Voltage regulation and protection against over voltage or short circuit.
• Complete with a set of connecting cables.
• 0/+15 Vdc, 1 A
• 0/-15 Vdc, 1 A
• +15 Vdc, 1 A
• -15 Vdc, 1 A
• +5 Vdc, 1 A
• -5 Vdc, 1 A
• 6 – 0 – 6 Vac, 1 A