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

  • Dell Precision Workstations with Intel i7 processors
  • Digilent Nexys 4 FPGA trainer boards
  • Dragon12-Light development kits
  • Printers and Projector
  • Texas Instruments (TI) MSP432 LaunchPad development kits and TI C6713 DSP Starter Kits (DSKs)
  • Wacom pen tablets

Available Software

  • Cadence products for analog, digital, and mixed-signal IC design
  • Code Composer Studio (CCS) IDE for programming TI microcontrollers and DSPs
  • HSpice for simulation of analog and digital circuits
  • MATLAB for simulation projects
  • MicroWind for chip layouts
  • ModelSim for ASIC and FPGA simulation
  • MultiSim for mixed mode simulation of analog and digital circuits
  • Xilinx ISE for design, simulation and implementation of digital designs on FPGA

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 Scale 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.