Digital and Communications Systems Laboratory

The laboratory, located in Still Hall 204, facilitates various laboratory courses and research projects covering the areas of digital logic design, communication, microprocessor and microcontroller, FPGA and CPLD prototyping using VHDL, digital signal processing, system modeling and simulation, and mechatronics. 

For computing, there are a number of PCs, which are loaded with Windows XP, Multisim, Matlab, LabVIEW, Xilinx Web pack for VHDL, Embedded studio, MS Office, and AutoCAD.

There are a total of nine workstations which are used for laboratory classes. Each workstation is equipped with a PC, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzer, microprocessor and microcontroller boards, application board, FPGA prototyping board, and power supplies. In addition, there are two more workstations with high speed computers, which are used for computing intensive projects.

Lab Class in Progress
Lab class in progress

 

Oscilloscope (Agilent 33220A)
Oscilloscope (Agilent 33220A)

 

Spectrum Analyzer (Agilent N9320A)
Spectrum Analyzer (Agilent N9320A)

 

Oscilloscope (Tektronix TDS 1012)
Oscilloscope (Tektronix TDS 1012)

 

Function Generator (SRS-DS345)
Function Generator (SRS-DS345)

 

Xs40 FPGA Prototyping Board
XS40 FPGA Prototyping Board

 

68000 Prototyping Board (Feedback Inc.)
68000 Prototyping Board (Feedback Inc.)

Lab class in progress
Lab class in progress

 

Agilent 33220A interfaced with a laptop
Agilent 33220A interfaced with a laptop

 

Spectrum Analyzer (FIR 2398: 9kHz to 2.7GHz)
Spectrum Analyzer (FIR 2398: 9kHz to 2.7GHz)

 

Function Generator (Agilent 33220A)
Function Generator (Agilent 33220A)

 

Some of the generated waveforms
Some of the generated waveforms

 

Application Board
Application Board (Feedback Inc.)