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Electric Circuits and Electronics Laboratories

Locations: 20-147
Coordinator: Jaime Carmo
Facilitates the following example courses: EE 241, EE 242, EE 248, EE 251, EE 247, EE 347, EE 348, EE 349, EE 361, EE 413

Description

circuits and electronics lab

These are our highest usage introductory laboratories. Each station includes two oscilloscopes, two function generators, two bench digital multimeters, two handheld multimeters, two programmable power supplies, a source meter, and a system control computer. Its overall needs are versatility and generality, in view of the many basic courses it needs to serve. In EE 413, students design automated test subsystems and systems using a PC and GPIB laboratory instruments. They learn how to program a PC to act as a GPIB controller, to design, build, and test various subassemblies to augment the instruments, and to acquire and process data.

Current State of the Laboratory

Early donations came from Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Corporations these four lab rooms have recently been completely updated to include the most recent Keysight Techologies Oscillocopes.  Recently the department has purchased, power supplies, capacitor and resistor decade boxes, and function generators from Alumni-suppled funds. LabVIEW is also available in these labs, and is being used with GPIB-based equipment to automate data acquisition in some experiments. There are soldering stations in each room.   

Equipment Needs

There are many ways we could improve this laboratory with Alumni, Friend, and Corporate sponsorship:

  • High Frequency sources (hundreds of MHz bandwidth)
  • Semiconductor Parameter Analyzers with high current sensitivity
  • Spectrum Analyzers with built-in tracking generators

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