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Embedded Systems Lab

Location: 20-132
Coordinator: John Oliver



Room 132 is one of three digital systems design labs. We teach our digital design curriculum (EE/CPE 133 – Introduction to Digital Design, EE/CPE 233 – Computer Design and Assembly Language Programming, and EE/CPE 329 – Microprocessor System Design) in these labs which are required courses for both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors. These labs also support our graduate courses in computer systems (EE 521, EE522, and EE523), and our technical electives in the computers technical area (EE 428- Computer vision,  EE 439 Real-Time Operating Systems and VLSI design EE431), making these labs some of the most heavily utilized for the department’s teaching needs each quarter. The open layout of these labs promotes teaching in a ‘studio’ format where lectures and labs are combined in a common meeting time. The ‘studio’ format augments Cal Poly’s "Learn By Doing" philosophy as the courses are structured to allow students to spend more time doing experiments and problem sets rather than passively listening to lectures. The labs are equipped with Digilent Basys 3 FPGA boards for EE/CPE 133 and EE/CPE 233, but TI MSP432 for EE/CPE 329 must be purchased for themselves.

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