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Analog Design Laboratory

Contact Person: Anthony Olivo
Location: Room 283, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE 123, ESE 211, ESE 314, and ESE 324

This laboratory contains seventeen work stations consisting of equipment for testing simple to complex analog circuits, from DC to 20 MHz. Each work station consists of the following test equipment:

  • Dell OptiPlex Computer with Programming and Engineering software.
  • Keysight Model DSOX3012A 100 MHz Two Channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope.
  • Keysight Model E3631A Triple Output Power Supply with +6 VDC and +/- 25 VDC outputs.
  • Keysight Model E3630A Triple Output Power Supply with +6 VDC and +/- 20 VDC outputs.
  • Keysight Model 34401A 6½ Digit Digital Multimeter.
  • Keysight Model 34450A 5½ Digit Digital Multimeter.
  • Keysight Model 33120A Arbitrary Waveform Generator with signals from 0.1 Hz to 15 MHz. 
  • Keysight Model 33220A Arbitrary Waveform Generator with signals from 0.1 Hz to 20 MHz.
  • Three section Solderless Breadboard for the construction and testing of circuits designed in the laboratory. 

This laboratory includes 8 Soldering Stations for the assembly of printed circuit boards. A Philips Model 6303A Automatic RLC meter is available for general use. The workstations are networked through a HP Procurve 1800 24 port Gigabit switch to a HP 3015 LaserJet Network Printer. The CAD laboratory is used in conjunction with this laboratory for the design, modeling, and simulation of all Analog and Digital circuits built and tested for laboratory experiments.

Computer Aided Design Laboratory

Contact Person: Scott Campbell 
Location: Room 281, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE 123, ESE 124, ESE 211, ESE 218, ESE 271, ESE 300, ESE 305, ESE 306, ESE 314, ESE 315, ESE 316, ESE 324, ESE 337, ESE 345, ESE 346, ESE 347,ESE 349, ESE 357, ESE 358, ESE 372, ESE 380, ESE 381,ESE 382, ESE 440, ESE 441, ESE 475, ESE 476, ESE 499

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Aided Design Laboratory is the primary computing resource for all undergraduate courses taught in the department. The ECE CAD Lab offers undergraduate students access to CAD software tools used to analyze, model, simulate, and better understand engineering concepts. The lab supports every undergraduate course in the department.

The lab has a total of 40 Dell PC's, that are networked via switched ethernet to a Dell file server. There are two network laser printers available for students to print their results.

The following software packages are available to the users on the network:

  • Cadence LDV (VHDL and Verilog)
  • Matlab with three toolboxes - The Mathworks Inc.
  • Aldec Active HDL – Aldec
  • Synplicity Pro – Synopsis
  • Embedded Workbench for Atmel AVR - IAR
  • ISP Lever - Lattice
  • Microsoft Visual Studio C, C++ - Microsoft
  • Microsoft Office - Microsoft
  • Pspice Capture, Pspice A/D – Cadence
  • Image Tool – University of Texas Health Science Center
  • SynaptiCAD – SynaptiCAD
  • Texas Instruments TMS329 family development tools



Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Contact Person:  Scott Campbell
Location: Room 179, Light Engineering 
Usage: ESE 347, ESE 440, ESE 441

The Digital Signal Processing Laboratory has a HP Spectrum Analyzer, FlexDSP in-circuit emulator and the capability for Real-time DSP implementation. The laboratory has ten workstations, each of which contains a Dell personal computer, a 60 MHz 2-channel digital oscilloscope, function generator, Texas Instruments TMS320C6713 DSP Starter Kit, and Texas Instruments TMS320C6701 Evaluation Module. All of the stations have a full set of development tools (Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, C compiler, assembler, linker, and simulator) for the TMS320C67xx family; this software, with the simulator target, is also available in the CAD lab, providing students with access outside laboratory hours.

This facility supports ESE 347 (Digital Signal Processing: Implementation), ESE 440 (Engineering Design I), and ESE441 (Engineering Design II). ESE347 has a regularly scheduled laboratory (3 hours/week). The experiments performed include:

  • design and implementation of simple FIR filters;
  • design and implementation of high-order FIR filters, including low-pass, broadband differentiators, and Hilbert transformers;
  • design and implementation of simple IIR filters, with effects of overflow and saturation;
  • design and implementation of higher-order IIR filters, with special emphasis on bilinear transform designs;
  • design of digital oscillators.
  • AM and SSB modulation/demodulation



Digital Systems Laboratory

Contact Person: Anthony Olivo
Location: Room 235, Heavy Engineering
Usage: ESE 218

This laboratory contains sixteen workstations, each consisting of:

  • Keysight Model MSO3012B 100 MHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscope, with Two Analog Channels and 16 Digital Logic Signal inputs
  • Keysight Model 33210A Arbitrary Waveform Generator w/signals from 0.1 Hz to 10 MHz
  • Link Instruments MSO-19 8 Bit Pattern Generator
  • PB 505 Digital Design Workstation
  • Dell OptiPlex Computer with Programming and Engineering software

The Keysight Mixed Signal Oscilloscope can capture and display up to 16 channels of digital data via a flexible dual 8-channel cable and two channels of analog data. Data acquisition is accomplished by normal, time base, channel activity, or glitch triggering. The PB 505 Digital Design Workstation is a multi-function breadboard system, which consists of the following:

  • A three section Solderless Breadboard for the construction and testing of circuits
  • A function generator, which outputs sine waves, triangle waves, square waves, and TTL square waves from 0.1 Hz to 100 kHz
  • Three internal power supplies with a fixed +5VDC, a +1.3 to +15 VDC variable output, and a -1.3 to -15 VDC variable output
  • 16 LED logic indicators (8 logic HIGH and 8 Logic LOW)
  • 8 Logic switches, two debounced switches, and an 8 ohm speaker

The CAD laboratory is used in conjunction with this laboratory for the design, modeling, and simulation of all Digital circuits built and tested for laboratory experiments.

Digital Systems Rapid Prototyping Laboratory

Contact Person: Scott Tierno, Prof. Ken Short 
Location: Room 230, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE 382, ESE 440, ESE 441, ESE 475, ESE 476, ESE 499

The Digital Systems Rapid Prototyping Laboratory is devoted to teaching, research, and system design projects involving advanced digital systems employing embedded microprocessor based systems and VHDL based digital systems. The laboratory is located adjacent to the Embedded Systems Design Laboratory (ESDL), in room 228 on the second floor of the Light Engineering building.

The DSRPL facility is structured to support advanced digital design projects, as well as the laboratory portion of an upper division undergraduate VHDL digital design course, ESE-382. The lab room is configured with design stations equipped with computer workstations that are networked to the laboratory's RAID 1 compliant Windows 2003 server. Each workstation includes a dual-display design interface, and provides access to a number of sophisticated software design packages, including ActiveHDL by Aldec, Synplify Pro by Synopsys, ispLEVER by Lattice Semiconductor, and other related software packages. All software packages utilize floating licensing, and are available on virtually all computers in the DSRPL, as well as the ESDL (see above).

The project design verification stations may also be configured with a variety of test and debugging equipment, as needed for a respective design project. Available are JTAG based (on-chip) in-circuit emulators, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, digital storage oscilloscopes, arbitrary function/waveform generators, frequency counters, and a variety of other standard and custom lab test equipment. Further available in this room is a device programming station that supports a large number of programmable logic devices including EPROMs, microcontrollers, standard and complex PLDs, and FPGAs. Currently this lab supports digital system design projects utilizing a large varienty of configurable devices such as CPLDs, Cross-over PLDs, and FPGAs from Lattice, Xilinx, and Altera.

The DSRPL meets all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other mandated safety requirements of the Federal and New York State governments. There are several wheel-chair accessible student workstations available in the DSRPL.

Embedded Systems Design Laboratory

Contact Person: Scott Tierno, Prof. Ken Short 
Location: Room 230, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE 380, ESE 381, ESE 440, ESE 441, ESE 475, ESE 499

The Embedded Systems Design Laboratory (ESDL) is devoted to teaching and system design projects involving embedded microprocessor and microcomputer based systems. The primary portion of the laboratory is located in the Light Engineering building, on the second floor, in room 230. A project related area is located in a portion of an adjacent room, room 228.

The ESDL facility is used primarily to support the laboratory portions of two undergraduate courses: ESE-380 and ESE-381, Embedded Microprocessor Systems Design I and II. The main portion of the lab contains 13 student stations, each of which supports a group of 2 students. Each student station is equipped with a networked personal computer (PC), a full function state-of-the-art solderless breadboarding system, a Fluke model 45 dual display digital multimeter, an HP 54603B Digital Storage 28 Oscilloscope, and a variety of other test equipment. Each station also has available a number of specialized microcomputer daughter boards and accessories, along with several industry standard JTAG-ICE debugging units, which collectively provide support for a large number of microcomputer devices and system design projects. Finally, a variety of specialty and custom designed items are available at each of the student stations, based on that semester’s student design project.

The ESDL facility also has available a device programming station that is used in by students enrolled in ESE380, ESE381, ESE475, ESE476, ESE499, and ESE440/441. The programming station enables the programming of SPLDs, CPLDs, EPROMS, microcontrollers, and a large number of other classic and state-of-the-art programmable devices.

Each personal computer of each lab station is networked via a gigabit Ethernet local area network (LAN), providing connectivity to the lab’s Xeon-based Dell PowerEdge server. This server is RAID 1 compliant and has eight high capacity high speed SCSI hard drives. At the present time the server is running the Windows Server 2003 network operating system. The laboratory LAN is connected by a dedicated firewall to the campus switched Ethernet network and the Internet. This provides high speed access to a variety of on and off campus computer systems and Websites. This server also supports the DSRPL facility (see below).

The ESDL meets all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other mandated safety requirements of the Federal and New York State governments. There is also one wheel-chair accessible student station in the ESDL.

Microelectronics and Photonics Prototyping Laboratory

Contact Person: Prof. R. Kamoua and Prof. D. Donetski 
Location: Room 235, Heavy Engineering 
Usage: ESE 366, ESE 440, ESE 441, ESE 476, ESE 499

This lab is used to support undergraduate students, not restricted to seniors, in carrying out projects in microelectronics and optoelectronics. This facility supports senior design projects (ESE440/ESE441), independent projects, Laboratory development projects (ESE476), undergraduate research projects (ESE499), as well as ESE 366 (Design using Programmable Mixed-Signal Systems-on-Chip). The laboratory is equipped with: ten workstations: OptiPlex Pentium 4 Personal Computers with National Instruments data acquisition cards and interfaces operating under Labview, five ELVIS stations, five PXI-based measurement and automation systems each consisting of a high-precision DAQ, a 2 channel 100 MHz digitizer, a 100 MHz Frequency/clock generator, a 1M gate FPGA-based I/O device, a 6 ½ digit DMM and LCR meter, a camera with video acquisition card, a programmable power supply. general purpose testing equipment: 500-MHz Network/Spectrum/Impedance analyzer 4395A from 29 Agilent, 1-GHz scope TDS5104B from Tektronics, digital delay/pulse generator DG535 and lock-in-amp SR810 form Stanford Research, a variety of precision voltage and current sources/meters from Keithley including semiconductor parameter analyzer 4200 and CV meter 590. euipment for optical measurements including high-resolution spectrometers OceanOptics HR4000 and Thermonicolet Nexus 670 covering the wavelength range from 200 nm to 10 um, microscope Ziess Stemi-2000 with a color camera, a precision motorized stage, accessories for laser diode pumping, optical beam collimation and fiber optics.

Modern Circuit Board Design and Prototyping Laboratory

Contact Person: Anthony Olivo
Location: Room 283A, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE 323, 440 and 441

This laboratory is used for the design, fabrication and testing of prototype printed circuit board designs utilizing surface mount components. 3D printers are available for printing enclosures and custom parts.

This laboratory contains six workstations, consisting of:

  • Keysight Model DSO3012B 100 MHz Digital Oscilloscope
  • Keysight Model 34461A Digital Multimeter
  • Keysight 3631A Triple Output Power Supply
  • Weller SMT Soldering Stations

Several workstations also have:

  • Omano CX3-OM10K Inspection Camera stations
  • Keysight Model U5855A Thermal Imager
  • GW Instek Model COM-802 Milliohm Meter
  • Tti Model Iprober 520 Current Probe.

In addition, there are four Makerbot Replicator Plus 3D Printers, two Manual Pick and Place SMT Assembly Machines, two Manncorp Precision Solder Paste Dispensing Stations and a Manncorp MC-301N Solder Reflow Oven. All stations are equipped with Dell OptiPlex Computers with Eagle PCB Design and Autodesk Inventor software packages.

Senior Design Laboratory

Contact Person: Anthony Olivo
Location: Room 283B, Light Engineering
Usage: ESE 323, ESE 363, ESE 373 and ESE 440/441

This laboratory is used for the design, construction, and testing of the Senior Design Projects. It contains ten general work stations consisting primarily of:

  1. Dell OptiPlex Computer with Programming and Engineering software.
  2. Keysight Model DSO3012B, MSO3012A, DSO7012B, or MSO7012A Digital Storage Oscilloscope.
  3. Keysight Model E3631A Triple Output Power Supply with a variable +6 VDC and +/- 25 VDC outputs.
  4. Keysight Model 34401A 6½ Digit Precision Digital Multimeter.
  5. Keysight Model 33120A Arbitrary Waveform Generator that produces various signals from 0.1 Hz to 15 MHz.
  6. Keysight Model 33220A Arbitrary Waveform Generator that produces various signals from 0.1 Hz to 20 MHz.

Two RF work stations consisting of:

  1. Keysight Model E4401B Spectrum Analyzer with tracking generator, 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz
  2. Keysight Model 8648A Synthesized Signal Generator, 0.01 to 1000 MHz
  3. Keysight Model 4285A Precision LCR Meter, 75 kHz to 30 MHz
  4. Keysight Model E5100A Network Analyzer, 10 kHz to 180 MHz
  5. Keysight Model 54642A 500 MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  6. Keysight Model 4395A Network/Spectrum/Impedance Analyzer, 10 Hz to 500 MHz
  7. BWD-45 Shortwave Dipole and RF Systems Wideband DX500 Active antennae for reception of radio signals

The remaining six work stations consist of six Dell OptiPlex Computers that contain several CAD, Programming and Engineering software packages. All PC’s are connected to a HP 3015 LaserJet Network Printer through a Netgear 48 port Gigabit switch and to the internet through a CISCO Firewall.

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