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

OpEL [Open Electronics Lab] Whittemore 219

Lab Hours and Schedule of GTA coverage

  • Enjoy the lab exercises. Exercise your curiosity.
  • Please use the Queue to request TA assistance of any kind.
  • Please see the schedule for open times and remember that validation days may be very busy.

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
  • 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
     
  • Electronic Parts Kit Check List
    • ECE Electronic Lab parts kits are distributed at the beginning of each semester for ECE 2054 and ECE 2074
    • This kit contains the diodes, transistors, ICs, LEDs, capacitors, inductors, resistors, and wires needed to build the experiments.
  • Data Sheets - for components in the Electronis Parts Kit.
  • Transformer test - how to test your green or red audio transformer (not included in current kits)


Lab-in-a-Box 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, ECE 2074, ECE 3074

  • Students are required to purchase or have the following Lab-in-a-Box items:
    • 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 1MHz scope with a function generator, you do not need to purchase the Velleman scope.
    • Digital multimeter - MY64 Part no 01VPTMY64 from Electronix Express is recommended.
      Note: 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-IC Hook, , 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.
    • LTspice - free download from Linear Technology
       
    • You do NOT need Pspice software or books! Do not purchase these items even if they are listed in the bookstore for these classes!
  • ECE 2054 and 2074 Students will receive from the ECE Dept:
    • Electronics Parts Kit with all electronic circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors ICs, etc)
    • Distribution is in the OpEL Lab (219 Whittemore) during the second week of classes.
  • ECE 3074 Students should already have:
    • Electronics Parts Kit with all electronic circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors ICs, etc)
      • Replacement kits may* be issued if you sold or lost your kit. (*If we have spare kits)
    • Transfer students should contact your instructor to obtain a kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page updated: Feb 7, 2015