Computer Engineering Labs

CS-109A (Dedicated Senior Design Project Lab)

A new dedicated senior design project lab (CS-109A), which serves as lab space for seniors in the Computer Engineering working on their capstone project, was proposed and approved in 2017. The room was furnished with highly functional tables, lockers of temporary storage, and 22 desktops with all EDA used in courses. The desktops are Dell Precision 3260 Tower workstations with 4-core Intel i7 CPUs, 16GB of RAM, 500GB SSDs, NVidia Quattro P4 GPUs, and 24” monitors; desktops run all the EDA and technical computing tools installed in CS-301/E-323.

CS-109A Dedicated Senior Design Project Lab

CS-301 (Dedicated Classroom)

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.


  • 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
  • Cypress FM4-176L-S6E2CC-ETH - Arm® Cortex®-M4 MCU Starter Kit 
  • Wacom pen tablets
  • Digital Multimeters (DMMs)

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
CS-301 Front CS-301 Whole Class

CS-404 (Senior Design Project Lab/Research Lab)

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. 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
CS-404A Senior Design Project and Research Lab CS-404B Senior Design Project and Research Lab
CS-404C Senior Design Project and Research Lab CS-404D Senior Design Project and Research Lab

E-323 (Senior Design Project Lab/Research Lab)

The facilities in this laboratory support undergraduate and graduate projects. The lab has a wide range of hardware and software development tools available for the students including 8 computer stations and 4 soldering stations.

CpE senior design lab