Computer, Equipment, and Tools Requirements

As Electrical and Computer Engineering majors you will enroll in lab-intensive courses* to complete your degree program. Specific lab equipment and supplies are needed for your success in our lab courses. Listed below is the equipment you will use the most as a student in the ECE Department. Students should also review course syllabi each semester for any updates or adjustments.

Computer Requirements

The minimum ECE computer requirements are listed on the IT Resources page.

Lab Tools

Analog Discovery 2 (REQUIRED)

The Digilent Analog Discovery 2 (DAD) board is required for EEL 3111C and EEL 3701C and at least three additional required courses. 

Effective Fall 2023, students can borrow DAD boards from the ECE department if they do not want to purchase one. The DAD board is available for purchase at the UF Bookstore for students interested in purchasing one.

Multimeter (REQUIRED)
Soldering Iron (Purchase is highly recommended, but not required. Students need to have immediate access to this equipment)
Additional Equipment

*EEL3000, EEL3111C, EEL3008, EEL3211C, EEL3701C, EEL3923C, EEL4744C, EEL4712C, EEL4924C, EEE3308C, EEE3396C and  EEE4306 heavily utilize this equipment. Other courses may also require this equipment. Please check individual course syllabi for more information.