Electrical Engineering Department
Common Lab Characteristics
All Electrical Engineering laboratories are accessible for undergraduate use 7 days/week, 24 hrs/day whenever not being used by scheduled classes.
All Electrical Engineering laboratories include:
- A basic set of instruments including an oscilloscope, function generator, power supply and either a DVM (Digital Voltmeter) or a DAU (Data Acquisition Unit).
- Those instruments can communicate with a networked computer through an IEEE-488 (GPIB) connection, and can be controlled through several programming environments including C/C++, Visual Basic and LabView.
- Additional higher speed I/O is provided with Keithley Metrabyte cards that can also be controlled from the same programming environments.
- Where possible, the laboratory station includes recessed computers and monitors so that the space can be used as a classroom with laboratory capability. These labs share a mobile projector for use when the space is used more as a classroom.
- All laboratory computers are networks and thus have access to various sets of lessons/courseware that have been developed at BU.