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Facilities

There are 11 laboratory spaces consisting of general electronics labs, specialized research labs, and computer labs.

Computer Lab (general purpose)

This laboratory is a general purpose computer lab located in the first floor of Jobst Hall in room 144.  At just over 1000 sq. feet in size, it is used to support a broad variety of course work for undergraduate and graduate students.  It is equipped with 20 networked personal computers, a black and white laser printer, and a 36 inch wide color plotter.  During the fall and spring semesters, this lab is open seven days a week for student use.

Freshman/Sophomore Laboratory

This laboratory is one of three instructional electronics labs located in Jobst Hall.  This laboratory, located in room 143 is approximately 650 sq. feet in size.  This lab contains 14 stations each equipped with a full complement of basic electronic test and measurement instrumentation and a networked personal computer.  The primary function of this space is to support the laboratory courses for the freshman and sophomore curriculum.  When formal labs are not in session, this lab is available to all ECE Department students for general computer or experimental work. 

Junior Laboratory

The primary function of this space is to support the laboratory needs encountered during the junior year of the curriculum.  In addition, this space is used to support several upper level or graduate elective courses.  This laboratory, located in Jobst Hall room 250 is approximately 750 sq. feet in size.  It is organized into 13 lab stations each equipped with a full complement of basic electronic test and measurement instrumentation and a networked personal computer.  Like several other labs, this lab is available to all ECE Department students for general computer or experimental work when formal labs are not in session.

Senior Laboratory

This laboratory’s primary purpose is to support the year-long senior capstone project.  Located in Jobst Hall room 248, this laboratory is approximately 1000 sq. feet and contains 14 lab stations.  Similar to the Junior Laboratory, each lab station is equipped with a full complement of instrumentation and a personal computer.  Unlike the other instructional labs, this space is devoted to the multi-semester research and development work of the students’ capstone project.  The capstone project is the culmination of the students’ undergraduate work and this space is devoted to supporting that work.

Alternative Energy and Power Electronics Laboratory

This laboratory is used primarily to support elective course and project work in the areas of alternative energy and power electronics.  It is located in Jobst Hall room 247 and is approximately 700 sq. feet.   

The laboratory has 8 student work stations that are each equipped with a power distribution panel.  The room also contains basic test and measurement equipment, specialized power instrumentation, and 5 networked personal computers. The power distribution system for the room is designed for safe distribution of AC and/or DC power to each lab station as needed.

Embedded Network Programming Laboratory

This laboratory is used primarily to support the embedded network programming and related courses.  This lab is located in Jobst Hall room 243 and is approximately 650 sq. feet in size.  This lab is organized into 6 stations that are each equipped with various network development kits and a networked personal computer.  This laboratory is accessible to ECE students when not being used for network programming course work. More...

Control and Robotics Laboratory

This laboratory is used primarily for robotics laboratory courses and related robotics and control projects. It is located in Jobst Hall 254 and is approximately 860 sq. feet in size.  The laboratory is equipped with basic electronic test and measurement instrumentation, 12 networked computers, and various robotic platforms.  The room also contains four specialized control systems hardware units for undergraduate and graduate lab work.

Signal Processing and Communication Laboratory

This laboratory is used primarily for elective laboratory courses and related projects in the area of signal processing and communication. It is located in Jobst Hall 249 (approximately 500 sq. ft.) and contains 4 dedicated DSP design stations, 4 dedicated FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) design stations and 1 dedicated GPU design station.  Labs and projects such as GPU computing, speech processing, medical imaging, image processing, wired/wireless communication, software-defined radio, inertial and satellite navigation and others are studied and tested in this lab. This laboratory is accessible to EE students when the lab is not in session.

Microwave and RF Laboratory 

This laboratory is dedicated to design and testing of radio frequency (RF) and microware circuits and systems.  It is located in Jobst Hall room 325 and is just over 600 sq. feet in size.  The laboratory is equipped with basic electronic test and measurement instrumentation, specialized RF instrumentation, and 4 networked personal computers. It also contains an automated RF anechoic chamber used for testing of high frequency antennas. More...

Advanced Microwave Engineering Laboratory

This laboratory is dedicated to testing monolithic microwave integrated circuits.  It is specialized low dust facility located in Jobst Hall 245 and is approximately 250 sq. feet in size.  This lab is equipped with a highly specialized wafer probe station used to test sensitive and delicate RF integrated circuits.  The room also contains two networked personal computers and a printer. More...

Microwave Integrated Circuit Fabrication Facility

This space is dedicated to fabricating microstrip circuits for microwave and RF projects.  It is located in Jobst Hall 244 and is approximately 60 sq. feet in size. This space is equipped with circuit board imaging and etching equipment.  A specialized ventilation system and wash basin for proper and safe handling of the etching chemicals are also features of the facility. More...

Equipment Check-out Room

This space is used for storage and check-out of laboratory instruments, instrument manuals, microcontroller and FPGA development kits, and discrete electronic components.  It is approximately 150 sq. feet in size and is located in Jobst Hall room 244. This space is equipped with heavy duty shelving, filing cabinets, and bookcases.