Basic Circuits and Electronics Lab

Location: 20-146, 147, 148, 149
Coordinator: Jaime Carmo
Facilities: EE 241, EE 242, EE 248, EE 251, EE 347,EE 348, EE 349, EE 361, EE 413
Size: 3118
Average Number of Students a Year: 1548
Utilization Ratio: 0.49

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Description

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 suuplies, a source meter and a system control computer. Its overall needs are versatility and generality, in view of the many basic course needs it serves. 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 renovated. Recently the department has purchased oscillocopes, power supplies and function geneators from Alumni-suppled  funds.    A recent finanacial donation from Alumni Rob Burgoon (and family) has also provided the laboratory with comfortable new laboratory char

Improvements to the experimental procedures in a dozen different lab classes are underway. LabVIEW is also available in these labs, and is being used with GPIB-based equipment to automate data acquisition in some experiments.

Current Equipment

Hardware:

(1)   Computer                                         Dell Optiplex 7010, Intel I5-3570 3.40 GHZ, 8 GB,                                                                      RAM, 1TB HD, PCI GPIB Controller.

(1)   Source Meter                                    Keithley 2400-LV

(1)   Function Generator                          Agilent 33120A 15 MHz

(1)   Multimeter                                       Agilent 34401A

(2)   Oscilloscope                                     Agilent 54622A 100 MHz 2ch GPIB, Keysight MXO2012

(1)   Multimeter                                       Fluke 8840A

(1)   Power Supply                                   Agilent E3640A 8V/3A 20/1.5A

(1)   Power Supply                                   Topward TPS-4000

(1)   Power Supply                                   Rigol

 

Operating System:

Software:

 

 

Additional equipment available in the laboratory:

 

 (1)  Computer                                         Dell Optiplex 7010, Intel I5-3570 3.40 GHZ, 8 GB,                                                                      RAM, 1TB HD, PCI GPIB Controller.

(1)   Digital Bridge                                  GenRad 1657 RCL

(1)   Printer                                              Hewlett Packard Laserjet 600 M601

Equipment Needs

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