Digital Signal/Image Processing/Freshman Projects

Location: 20-126
Coordinator: Dr. Wayne Pilkington
Facilities: EE151, EE419/449, EE/CPE 461, EE/CPE 462, EE419/449 EE151
Size: 1131
Average Number of Students a Year: 250
Utilization Ratio: 0.4

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This is the digital signal processing laboratory.   There are 12 lab stations and 25 chairs in the room.  This allows for studio format delivery of curriculum.    In the fall quarter, this labortory is used by our 1st year new students.   In the fall freshmen build robots from scratch and then have an internal competition.  The freshman also get a general introduction to running electronic test and measurement equipment.

This laboratory is well equipped by instrumentation primarily purchased in 2013 using Alumni-supplied funding.    We purchased all of the equipment from Agilent Technologies (now Keysight Technologies).    The laboratory has oscilloscopes, login analyzers, two bench digital multimeters, hand held digital multimeters, function generators, programmable power supplies.   All of the instruments are controlled by computer automation.

In the winter quarter, this laboratory hosts our digital signal processing laboratory using texas instruments development boards.   This laboratory also serves as the meeting place for the amateur radio club on Thursday evenings every other week. 

Current Equipment

Each instructional lab station is equipped with:



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

(1)   Power Supply                                   Agilent E3630A 6V/2.5A 20V/0.5A

(1)   Handheld Multimeter                      Extech EX330

(1)   Oscilloscope                                     Agilent MSO-X 2012A 100 MHz 2ch USB

(1)   Logic Analyzer (one of)                   Hewlett Packard 16702A

                                                                 Hewlett Packard 16500B

                                                                 Hewlett Packard 16500C

                                                                 Agilent 16702B

(1)   Digital Signal Processor Board         Texas Instruments TMS320C5416 DSK




  • ADS 2013.06                                   Agilent Technologies
  • Altera DSP                                       Altera Corporation
  • Atmel Studio 6                                Atmel Corporation
  • Cadence SPB 16.2                           Cadence Design systems
  • Code Composer Studio 5.3             Texas Instruments
  • EMPro 2012.09                                Agilent Technologies
  • Labview                                           National Instruments
  • LTSpice                                            LtSpice           
  • Microsoft Office 2010                     Microsoft
  • Matlab/Simulink 2013A                   Mathworks
  • Orcad 9.2                                         N/A
  • PSCAD X4                                      Manitoba Hydro international
  • Quartis II 12.0                                 Altera Corporation
  • XILINX ISE  Design Suite 14.5     Xilinx

Equipment Needs

We would like to add more inquipment to this room including:

a.  Spectrum analyzers with tracking generators

b.  Vector network analyzers

c.  Antenna connections to the roof.

d.  Soldering stations.