Facilities

 


Digital Logic Circuits Lab

This lab is located in Room 204 of S. R. Collins Engineering Technology Building. The digital logic circuits laboratory provides students the basic hands-on opportunity to practice their knowledge learned in Digital Logic Circuits course. The course itself teaches the fundamental principles of how any digital system works starting from individual bits up to memory registers.  In the laboratory counterpart course, students work on all what they learn in the lecture course. Initially a couple of lab exercises are given on combinational circuits using basic logic gates on breadboards. As the students get familiarized with the properties of the fundamental gates and circuits, and as the circuits get large and complicated to manage on breadboard, the students are exposed to simulation software such as MultiSim.

During the middle of the semester, students learn HDL programming and in the lab they implement their HDL programs using  using FPGA platform on   NEXYS 2 and NEXYS 3 boards. These boards are obtained from the generous support from the XILINX inc.


Software Engineering Lab

This lab is located in Room 205 of S. R. Collins Engineering Technology Building. The Software Engineering lab is equipped with 25 modern Personal Computers. Two major laboratory courses are taught in this lab are i) Microcontroller Programming, and ii) Software Engineering.

DRAGON12-P2 all-in-one HCS12 Trainer boards are used to teach microcontroller programming. Some lab exercises in Microcontroller Programming, for example, are: i) sending data from one port to the other, ii) debugging program while data move from one port to the other, iii) displaying  numbers using 7-segment display, iv) activating buzzer on trainer board, v) data import from sensor elements, vi) toggling bits on PortB, etc.

For the software engineering course, the students develop their skills in Java Programming.  MatLab programming support is also given in this lab.


Microprocessor Lab

The Microprocessor laboratory is located in Room 208 of S. R. Collins Engineering Technology Building. The lab is equipped with 12 desk top computers, 12 oscilloscopes, 12 function generators, and different kinds of microprocessor simulation boards. Two major laboratory courses taught in this lab are i) Micro Peripheral Hardware Lab, and ii) Single Chip Microprocessor Lab.


Mixed Signals and DSP Solutions Lab

This new laboratory is equipped with test equipment and training boards for Mixed Signals and DSP solutions experiments. There are two laboratory courses in each area directly useful for both CPET and ELET majors. Mixed signals laboratories consist of measurements and testing of analog and mixed signal situations. The DSP solutions laboratories enable students to acquire skills to develop and program for DSP applications.


Circuits and Communication Lab
This laboratory is equipped with test equipment to conduct laboratory experiments in the area of DC circuits, AC circuits, Network Analysis, and Communication circuits. Students build various circuits on bread boards and carry out tests using latest electronic equipment. Students work in groups and are required to use computer programs to carry out simulations. Students achieve better understanding of these fundamental topics by comparing theory, experimental results and computer simulation results.


Electronics and Instrumentation Lab

This laboratory is equipped with latest test equipment useful to test various electronic devices, sensors, amplifiers and instrumentation systems. Typically measurements are carried out by the accessing data by a computer connected setup for each station. This facility is also available for students to test their senior project.


 

General Purpose Computing Lab

Twenty five computers of the latest model with software related to all courses taught in Engineering Technology programs are readily available in this laboratory for students to use any time.  Students use this facility for homework preparations, project and simulation works and writing programs as needed by various courses.


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