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

  • Hours to be announced in class.

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
  • 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 Kit Check List
    • 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 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, ECE 2074, ECE 3074, ECE 3254

  • 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-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:
    • Parts Kit with all electronic circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors ICs, etc)
    • Distribution is in 222 Whittemore
  • ECE 3254 and 3074 Students should already have:
    • Parts Kit with all electronic circuit components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors ICs, etc)
      • Replacement kits will not be issued if you sold or lost your kit.
    • Transfer students should contact Dr. Dennis Sweeney (dsweeney@vt.edu) to obtain a kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page updated: April 22, 2014