Lab Facilities

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EEL3111 Circuits 1 Lab

NEB 250

Students learn the fundamentals of DC and AC electronics and perform voltage, current and resistance network measurements to understand the theory. Students use the provided Digilent Analog Discovery USB PC tool, which has a suite of the following tools in Waveforms software: Digital Multimeter, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Oscilloscope, and Logic State Analyzer. The lab bench also includes a handheld digital multimeter, a resistor decade box, and wire kit to wire up the circuits. The students receive a small kit of various resistors, capacitors, and ICs for their experiments.
EEL3701 Digital Logic Lab

NEB 248

Students learn the basics of Boolean logic and the building blocks of a 4-bit ALU computer. They build their logic circuits in Quartus software, then run their program on an Altera DE10-lite FPGA development board that is provided in lab.
EEL4242 Power Electronics and EEL4712 Digital Design Lab

NEB 213B

power electronics lab The Power Electronics Lab is sponsored by Texas Instruments. They have provided all the Power PCB Buck and Boost hardware that students learn with in lab. Students explore power circuit topologies, analysis, design, and simulation of electronic circuits such as power supplies, and motor drives.
The Digital Design course will review basic concepts in digital logic (muxes, decoders, encoders, etc.) and will build upon these concepts to form complex digital circuits consisting of finite state machines, controllers, and data paths. Students program these circuits in VHDL and implement them on an Altera DE10 lite FPGA dev board provided for them.
Each lab bench is equipped with:

  • Oscilloscope – 4Ch. 100MHz 1GSa/s.
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Programmable DC Power Load
  • (2) Power Supplies: triple output 30V/30V/5V 3A, and single 0-60V 10A.
EEL4744 Microprocessors Lab

NEB 281

Students learn the elements of microprocessor-based systems, hardware interfacing and software design for their application. Students receive a modular microcontroller kit to perform their course labs. The lab benches have oscilloscopes for troubleshooting, and soldering irons for students to solder a few components of their microprocessor boards.
EEL4514 Communications and EEE3308 E-Circuits 1 Lab

NEB 109

communications lab In Communications, students receive a USB Software-defined radio to learn theory of communications and applications to radio, television, telephone, satellite, cellular telephone spread spectrum and computer communication systems.
In E-Circuits 1 students learn about analog electronics: various semiconductor technologies and how they apply to diodes and different transistor types, related circuit instabilities, and operational amplifier circuits. Students receive a substantial kit with all the component parts, wire kit, and protoboard to complete their labs.
Each lab station is equipped with the following:

  • Oscilloscope – 4Ch. 50MHz 1GSa/s.
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator – 2Ch. 20MHz
  • Power Supply, triple output – 30V/30V/5V 3A
EEL3211 Basic Electric Energy, and EEL4657 Controls Lab

NEB 289

Basic Electrical Energy Lab The Basic Electric Energy course explores the principals of electric machines, transformers, and magnetic circuits. Additionally, students see the effects that different loads (resistive, capacitive, and inductive) have on a multi-phase power system running experiments on a Labvolt power station.

The Controls course investigates fundamental concepts of control systems and apply them to improve the performance of dynamical systems. Students run their experiments on a Quanser ball and beam system with MATLAB.
Each lab bench has a computer that runs the Labvolt software, LTspice, MathCAD, and MatLab. and comes equipped with the following:

  • Oscilloscope – 2Ch. 70MHz 2GSa/s.
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator – 2Ch. 20MHZ 100MSa/s.
  • Power Supply, triple output – 6V 5A, +/-25V 1A
EEL3923 Design 1 Lab

NEB246

The Design 1 course covers hardware design concepts and tools used to prepare students for Design 2. Here they learn the basics of integrating multiple circuits into one design, and eventually designing that onto their own printed circuit board using Altium Designer software. Students receive a substantial parts kit to perform all the design modules.
Each lab station is equipped with the following:

  • Oscilloscope – 2Ch. 70MHZ 2GSa/s.
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator – 1Ch. 25MHz 250MSa/s.
  • Power Supply, triple output – 6V 5A, +/-25V 1A
EEL4924 Design 2 Lab

NEB 212

The Design 2 course utilizes everything that the students have learned in their academic career, with the guidance of the professors and instructors to develop a working electronic product prototype. This course is one of the capstones of the Electrical and Computer Engineering students’ education; students must utilize analog and digital design as well as software development to successfully develop their projects. Students get the benefit of experienced consultation from our professors and lab engineers for design advice, power efficiencies, and analog and digital circuit troubleshooting. Additionally, successful students learn how to protect their product and intellectual property and develop a business plan for its manufacture.
The lab room has a variety of previously listed oscilloscopes, function generators, DMMs, and power supplies to accommodate the vast variety of student projects created here. We also have network analyzers, and inductance analyzers, and various other prototyping tools available.