Electrical Engineering Lab

Lab equipment includes:

  • Function Generators for generating various types of waveforms (sinusoidal, square and triangular waveforms) where the frequency and the amplitude of the waveform can be selected
    • Also for simulating time-varying signals
  • Oscilloscopes for viewing both DC and AC waveforms and measuring their characteristics (such as amplitude for both DC and AC signals and frequency or period for AC signals)
  • AC/DC power supplies for outputting direct current (DC) voltage for use in circuit design
  • Digital multimeters for measuring the output of the power supply in two or more electrical values, principally voltage (volts), current (amps), and resistance (ohms)
  • Multifunction electronic instrumentation studios (Digilent Analog Studio, Analog Discovery, ADALM2000), highly portable units that students can use to learn electronics anywhere
    • These PC-based devices include power supplies, 2 channel signal generators, 2 channel oscilloscope, and 16 digital input/output ports
  • Solderless breadboards for connecting circuit elements without soldering them together
    • Also for building and testing electronic circuits to see if they’re working
  • PCB Engraver for in-house development of printed circuit boards
  • Pick and place for incorporating small electronic surface mount devices (SMDs) on PCB boards
    • SMD is the modern method for building circuit boards. (No more holes!)
  • Experimental small quadcopters with embedded processors and interchangeable sensors (Crazyflies) for testing UAV algorithms on individual drones or a swarm
  • Learn more about UMD's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at https://ece.umd.edu/


Lab contact:

Bill Malatesta