Undergraduate Computing Laboratories

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering houses several computer labs for students to use. Click the links below to learn more about each lab and find lab schedules.

Communications and Systems Lab

Communications and Systems Lab

Communications and Systems Lab

This spacious lab offers resources for students to study the basics and advanced applications of various signals and methods of communication. Hardware and software provided in the lab help students study elements of signals and systems such as sampling, generation, and modulation.

Location: 2011 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: EE 224, EE 324, EE 424, EE 423

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (24)
  • Single monitors
  • NI Speedy-33 modules (12)
  • Agilent E630A power supplies (12)
  • Agilent DSO3202A oscilloscopes (12)
  • Agilent 34401A digital multimeters (12)
  • Agilent 33120A arb/func waveform generators (12)
  • Keithley 3390 arb/func waveform generators (12)
  • Ceiling mount projector

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • NI LabView, Signal Express, Multisim
  • Matlab
  • Cadence – Capture, Layout, Pspice

Computer Architecture Lab

Computer Architecture Lab

Computer Architecture Lab

With a great view of campus, this lab provides an excellent learning environment for all kinds of digital logic design. With the lab’s simulation and test hardware, students can create and implement designs involving logic circuits, computer architecture, processors and more. Open 24 hours a day, this lab becomes a familiar workplace for students in the department.

Location: 2050 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: CprE 281,CprE 381, CprE 480X

EQUIPMENT

  • Linux workstations (24)
  • Dual monitors
  • Altera DE-2 FPGA boards (24)
  • Xilinx XUP-V5 FPGA boards (12)

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • Altera Quartus II
  • ModelSim
  • Xilinx ISE/EDK

Electric and Electronic Circuits Lab

Electric and Electronic Circuits Lab

Electric and Electronic Circuits Lab

This lab provides the equipment and software ideal to introduce students to the building blocks of electronic circuits. It is equipped with an extensive selection of test equipment and the spacious workstations promote learning in a partner-based environment. Students can explore and learn about various circuit elements in an engaging manner. Perfect for hands-on learning, the theory and applications explored in this lab serve as a foundation to all advanced learning.

Location: 2014 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: EE 201, EE 230, EE 442, EE 448

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (12)
  • Single monitors
  • Tektronix DPO3012 oscilloscopes (12)
  • Agilent E3630A power supplies (12)
  • Agilent E3631A power supplies (12)
  • Agilent DSO3202A oscilloscopes (12)
  • Agilent 34410A digital multimeters (12)
  • Tektronix AFG3021B arb/func waveform generators (12)
  • Agilent 4263B LCR meter
  • Thermal chambers (6)
  • Solder stations
  • Ceiling mount projector

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • NI LabView, Signal Express, Multisim
  • Matlab
  • Cadence – Capture, Layout, Pspice

Embedded Systems Lab

Embedded Systems Lab

Embedded Systems Lab

This lab is arranged for interactive learning and is equipped to help students learn fundamental concepts in embedded and real-time systems. The lab promotes cooperative projects through means such as controlling robots.

Location: 2041 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: CprE 288, CprE 488, CprE 588, CprE 458, CprE 558

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (12)
  • Mac Minis (12)
  • Single monitors
  • Vortex iRobots (12)
  • Tektronix TDS2012 oscilloscopes (2)
  • Xilinx ML507 FPGA boards (12)
  • Altera DE2-70 FPGA boards (12)
  • Ceiling mount projector

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • AVR Studio
  • Altera Quartus II
  • Xilinx ISE/EDK
  • WindRiver VxWorks

Freshman Engineering Lab

Freshman Engineering Lab

Freshman Engineering Lab

The Freshman Engineering Lab is equipped with resources for introductory projects, experimentation, and teaching. Ample workbench space is available for students to comfortably design and build projects—even bring their own equipment. Students can work in groups or individually while exploring some of the fundamentals of the engineering.

Location: 2018 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: EE 185, EE 186, CprE 185, CprE 186

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (12)
  • Single monitors
  • Wii-Motes (24)
  • Agilent 54600B oscilloscopes (6)
  • Agilent E3630A power supplies (6)
  • Agilent 34401A digital multimeters (6)
  • Ceiling mount projector

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • NI LabView, Signal Express, Multisim
  • Matlab
  • Cadence – Capture, Layout, Pspice
  • Cygwin
  • Dev-C++

Microwave Design Lab

Microwave Design Lab

Microwave Design Lab

This software-based lab supports the principles and instrumentation for exploring microwave theory, RF propagation, and antennas. Fundamentals and more may be explored in this lab.

Location: 2061 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: EE 414, EE 514, EE 417, EE 517, EE 418

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (24)
  • Single monitors
  • Ceiling mount projector

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • ADS
  • AWAS

Power Electronics and Drives Lab

Power Electronics and Drives Lab

Power Electronics and Drives Lab

This lab is equipped for the study and exploration of basic and advanced AC circuits. Its arrangement promotes hands-on collaboration for exploration of electrical machines, motors, three-phase circuits, distribution electronics, power systems, and more.

Location: 1102 Coover Hall

Courses Lab Supports: EE 303, EE 448, EE 452

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (4)
  • Single monitors
  • LabVolt workstations (4)
  • Allen Bradley equipment
  • Motor/generator assemblies

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • Dymola
  • NI LabView
  • RSLogix
  • RSLynx

Software Systems Lab

Software Systems Lab

Software Systems Lab

This lab furnishes the elements required for study and application of software and networking systems. Students may use the controlled network environment for testing and design of software and network communications.

Location: 2048 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: CprE 308, CprE 489

EQUIPMENT

  • Linux workstations (17)
  • Single monitors
  • Cisco 2800 routers
  • ZyXEL switches
  • Ceiling mount projector

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • OPNet
  • Network utility tools

Student Computing Lab

Student Computing Lab

Student Computing Lab

This computer lab is open 24 hours a day for student use. It is equipped with comfortable desk chairs and workstations where students can work without interruption. This lab is designed to benefit students wishing to finish lab or coursework, but not group activity. The atmosphere is quiet and studious such that students can remain focused.

Location: 2042 ECpE Building Addition

EQUIPMENT

  • Windows PCs (22)

VLSI Design Lab

VLSI Design Lab

VLSI Design Lab

The VLSI Design Lab is equipped with tools and resources for advanced analysis of analog building blocks and supports the study of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI). Powerful design stations and fully outfitted test stations provide students with the ability to expand their knowledge in this area of high-level hardware design. State-of-the art signal analysis tools support this active field of study.

Location: 2046 ECpE Building Addition

Courses Lab Supports: EE 330, EE 331, EE 435, EE 465, EE 501, EE 508

EQUIPMENT

  • Linux workstations (12)
  • Dual monitors
  • Windows PCs (6)
  • Single monitors
  • Tektronix DPO3034 oscilloscopes (6)
  • Tektronix DPO7104 oscilloscope
  • Agilent E3611A power supplies (6)
  • Agilent E3631A power supplies (12)
  • Agilent 34401A digital multimeters (12)
  • Tektronix AFG3022B arb/func waveform generators (12)
  • Agilent 4263B LCR meter
  • Agilent N9020A spectrum analyzer

COURSE-RELATED SOFTWARE

  • NI LabView, Signal Express, Multisim
  • Matlab
  • Cadence – Capture, Layout, Pspice
  • Synopsis