OpEL       Open Electronics Lab Supports A&D Lab-in-a-Box experiments. Kit requirements are listed below for ECE 2054, ECE 2074, ECE 3074, and ECE 3254

OpEL [Open Electronics Lab] Whittemore 219 and 222

Lab Hours and Schedule of GTA coverage     Homework, Spice, and Matlab GTA Schedule

  • Sunday 2:00PM - 8:00PM [Only one GTA!]
  • Mon, through Thur 9:30AM - 9:00PM [Note: Monday 5-7PM only 1 GTA available, ECE3074 students only during this time]
  • Friday 10:30AM - 4:00PM

Join or View the Lab Validation / TA Question Queue - join the queue only after you have arrived at the OpEL and are ready to validate

Lab policies - Student orientation, FAQs, location, rules, resources, GTAs, kit problems, etc
GTA orientation - expectations of GTAs, FAQ's, etc

Documentation:

  • A&D Board - Information, Manual, Test procedure, wiring tips, bug fixes
  • Digilent Analog Design Scope/ Logic Analyzer / Function Gen
  • Velleman Scope care and use, scope software installation
  • MY64 Digital Multimeter (DMM) use, maintenance, battery and fuse changing:
  • LTspice IV - Linear Technologies download site with tutorials
  • PSpice - software installation, files, instructions, assistance
  • Parts Check List
    • Lab parts kit distribution for ECE2054 and ECE 2074 - Tue Jan 28, Wed Jan 29, and Thu Jan , 30, 2014.
    • This kit contains the diodes, transistors, ICs, LEDs, capacitors, inductors, resistors, and wires needed to build the experiments.
  • Data Sheets - for components in the lab kit
  • Transformer test - how to test your transformer


Lab Kit Requirements:

For most lab materials, we have arranged for one-stop shopping from Electronix Express, at competitive prices.
Fully compatible parts from other vendors may be used. If you already own a fully compatible item, it is not necessary
to purchase another one for a particular course.

ECE 2054

  • Students are required to purchase or have:
    • RSR/VT A and D Trainer - Part no 32VPTADBRD from Electronix Express or another vendor
    • Velleman PCSGU250 Oscilloscope with Function Generator - Part no 32VPTPCSGU250 from Electronix Express or another vendor
    • Digital multimeter - MY64 Part no 01VPTMY64 from Electronix Express is recommended. Other meters with similar specs are acceptable.
    • Meter and scope probe kit - Part no 32VPTTPK2 from Electronix Express is recommended (32VPTTPK2 contains multiples of the cables below).
      • need at least 1 - BNC to Test Hook, 3 ft. long (05SPAT1)
      • need at least 1 - BNC to Alligators 10x scope probe, 3 ft long (05SPAK220)
      • need at least 1 - Banana-to-ICHook, , 1 black, 1 red, 3ft. long (05ALS5)
      • need at least 1 - Banana-to-Alligators, 1 black, 1 red, 3ft. long (05ALS3)
    • Screwdriver, 22 Gauge wire stripper, needle nose pliers - tool kit Part no 32VPTTK1 from Electronix Express is recommended. Similar tools are acceptable.
  • Students will receive from the ECE Dept:
    • Parts Kit with all electronic circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors ICs, etc)
    • Distribution is in 222 Whittemore 1PM to 4PM on Tue Jan 28, Wed Jan 29, and Thu Jan , 30, 2014

ECE 2074

  • Students are required to purchase or have:
    • RSR/VT A and D Trainer - Part no 32VPTADBRD from Electronix Express or another vendor
    • Velleman PCSGU250 Oscilloscope with Function Generator - Part no 32VPTPCSGU250 from Electronix Express or another vendor
      • Note: If you have a Digilent Analog Discovery PC Oscilloscope with Function Generator and the Analog Discovery BNC Adapter Board, you may use them but the class notes may not provide as much support.
    • Digital multimeter - MY64 Part no 01VPTMY64 from Electronix Express is recommended. Other meters with similar specs are acceptable.
    • Meter and scope probe kit - Part no 32VPTTPK2 from Electronix Express is recommended (contains multiples of the cables below).
      • need at least 1 - BNC to Test Hook, 3 ft. long (05SPAT1)
      • need at least 2 - BNC to Alligators 10x scope probe, 3 ft long (05SPAK220)
      • need at least 1 - Banana-to-ICHook, , 1 black, 1 red, 3ft. long (05ALS5)
      • need at least 1 - Banana-to-Alligators, 1 black, 1 red, 3ft. long (05ALS3)
    • Screwdriver, 22 Gauge wire stripper, needle nose pliers - tool kit Part no 32VPTTK1 from Electronix Express is recommended. Similar tools are acceptable.
  • Students will receive from the ECE Dept:
    • Parts Kit with all electronic circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors ICs, etc)
    • Distribution is in 222 Whittemore 1PM to 4PM on Tue Jan 28, Wed Jan 29, and Thu Jan , 30, 2014

ECE 3074 students are required to already have (from 2074):

  • RSR/VT A and D Trainer - Part no 32VPTADBRD from Electronix Express or another vendor
  • Oscilloscope / function generator. May be either
  • Digital multimeter - MY64 Part no 01VPTMY64 from Electronix Express is recommended. Other meters with similar specs are acceptable.
  • Meter and scope probe kit - Part no 32VPTTPK2 from Electronix Express is recommended.
  • Screwdriver, 22 Gauge wire stripper, needle nose pliers - tool kit Part no 32VPTTK1 from Electronix Express is recommended. Similar tools are acceptable.
  • Lab-in-a-Box 3rd Edition (ISBN 10 0-470-474343 or 13 978-0-470-474341) from the University Bookstore or another vendor
  • Parts Kit with all other circuit components was provided by the ECE Dept when you took 2074
    • Transfer students who did not take ECE2074 will need the circuit parts kit. Contact Dr. Dennis Sweeney - 240 Whittemore to obtain these parts.

ECE 3254 students are required to already have (from 2054):

  • RSR/VT A and D Trainer - Part no 32VPTADBRD   from Electronix Express or another vendor
  • Velleman PCSGU250 Oscilloscope with Function Generator - Part no 32VPTPCSGU250 from Electronix Express or another vendor
  • Digital multimeter - MY64 Part no 01VPTMY64 from Electronix Express is recommended. Other meters with similar specs are acceptable.
  • Meter and scope probe kit - Part no 32VPTTPK2 from Electronix Express is recommended.
  • Screwdriver, 22 Gauge wire stripper, needle nose pliers - tool kit Part no 32VPTTK1 from Electronix Express is recommended.
  • Parts Kit with all other circuit components was provided by the ECE Dept when you took 2054 or 2074
    • Transfer students who did not take ECE2054 will need the circuit parts kit. Contact Dave Fritz- 248 Whittemore to obtain these parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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