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Computer Engineering Labs

FPGA and Digital Electronics Lab

The facilities in this laboratory support undergraduate and graduate computer engineering courses. This lab will be configured as a dual-purpose lab and classroom featuring desks with hideaway storage of the 27” monitors. The lab will also be equipped with an instructor lectern with an AV interface for the ceiling-mounted projector and speakers. Renovations are projected to be completed by the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester.

Some of the software packages that will be available to students include:

• MultiSim
• ModelSimXilinx ISE
• Freescale CodeWarrior
• Matlab
• PSpice


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 will not only support undergraduate and graduate Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) courses, but will also be 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

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