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Computer Engineering Labs

FPGA and Digital Electronics Lab (CS-301)

The facilities in this laboratory support undergraduate and graduate computer engineering courses. The classroom has desks with retractable stands for computer monitors, and the latest in digital classroom technologies such as interactive educational software, classroom management software, document camera, and USB tablets.

Hardware

49 new Dell Precision Workstations with Intel i7 processors, 1 projector, 2 printers, National Instruments DAQ cards, and 50 Spartan 3-200K system boards (S3BOARD, Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA w/ twelve 18-bit multipliers, 216Kbits of block RAM, running at 200 MHz internal clock speeds), 50 Freescale 68HC11/12 microcontroller development boards, and USB tablets.

Available Software

MATLAB for simulation projects; MultiSim for mixed mode simulation of analog and digital circuits; HSpice for simulation of analog and digital circuits; MicroWind for chip layouts; ModelSim for ASIC and FPGA simulation; Xilinx ISE for design, simulation and implementation of digital designs on FPGA; Freescale CodeWarrior C/C++ compiler/assembler and simulator for assembly language programming; Leonardo Spectrum for FPGAs and ASICs synthesis; Synopsys Suite tools for digital and mixed-signal IC design, implementation, signoff, verification, test, and Design For Manufacturability (DFM); Dyknow Vision and LanSchool.


VLSI Lab  (CS-404)

The lab was recently upgraded with state-of-the-art workstations and commercial EDA tools with a generous grant from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The facility in this lab not only supports undergraduate and graduate Very Large Sale Integration (VLSI) courses, but is also a training and research facility in advanced VLSI design. Using this facility, microchips can be potentially designed with submicron feature sizes and with clocks in the Gigahertz frequency range. This new facility is located in Room 404 of the Computer Science Building.

The lab is equipped with twenty state-of-the-art workstations (Sun Ultra 40 M2) with the following features:

• Two dual-core AMD Opteron processors
• Supports 32-bit and 64-bit applications
• 4 GB DDR2
• 15,000rpm SAS HDD
• 24.1-inch TFT LCD Monitor with wide viewing angle

We have a wide range of award winning commercial VLSI tools available for student use including:

• Cadence analog, mixed signal and RF tools
• Cadence ASIC tools
• Mentor Graphics Custom Design & Simulation tools


 

Microcontroller Lab (CS-406)

The facilities in this laboratory supports undergraduate and graduate courses in use of advanced microcontrollers targeted for embedded applications. The lab has a wide range of hardware and software development tools available for the students. The lab is equipped with 20 stations with Pentium 4/Pentium D processors, 1 projector, 2 printers, 25 68HC12 microcontroller development boards (DRAGON12TM HCS12), 8 HP and Tektronix logic analyzers and digital logic test boxes.

We have a wide range of tools available for student use including:

• MultiSim
• ModelSim
• Xilinx ISE
• Freescale CodeWarrior
• LabView
• Matlab
• PSpice
• Synopsis Tools

 

Computer Engineering Design Project Lab (E-323)

The facilities in this laboratory supports undergraduate and graduate courses in use of advanced microcontrollers targeted for embedded applications. The lab has a wide range of hardware and software development tools available for the students. The lab is equipped with 20 stations with Pentium 4/Pentium D processors, 1 projector, 2 printers, 25 68HC12 microcontroller development boards (DRAGON12TM HCS12), 8 HP and Tektronix logic analyzers and digital logic test boxes.