Electronics Shop

Lab equipment includes:

  • Everprecision PCB-53420 Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Prototype Machine for fabricating PCBs and microelectronic circuit boards by engraving circuits into the copper coating on fiberglass
    • Also for designing and fabricating very specific and unique prototypes and circuits, plus fabricating single-layer printed circuit boards by cutting the material (instead of using chemicals)
  • Manncorp MC400S pick-and-place machine for high speed, high precision automated placing of a broad range of electronic components, like capacitors, resistors, and integrated circuits, onto a PCB
  • TPT HB02 Wire Bonder for connecting wires to electronic parts and manufacturing microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Quorum Q150T Plus Turbomolecular pumped coater for applying very thin layers of metal onto components by evaporating metal in a vacuum and condensing the metal back into a solid state on the component
    • For sputter coating / Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) applications and carbon coating / Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) applications
  • Keysight Technologies MXG-B RF Analog Signal Generators for generating electrical signals with set properties of amplitude, frequency, and wave shape
    • Also for testing circuit boards at every stage of the development process
  • Keithley 6487 picoammeters for measuring very low electric current (pico amps) and for extremely sensitive measurements
  • Physik Instrumente PI E-664 LVPZT Amplifier/Servo Controller for amplifying electrical command signals
  • 33600A Series Trueform Waveform Generator for generating a range of signals for testing devices
  • Weller soldering stations for silk screening solder paste onto circuit boards
  • Manncorp MC301 Benchtop Batch Reflow Oven for heating circuit boards to fuse solder and electronic components to the boards
  • Solderless breadboards for connecting circuit elements without soldering them together
    • Also for building and testing electronic circuits to see if they’re working
  • Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 2000 Spectrophotometer for measuring the intensity of a light beam at different wavelengths
    • Educational and research purposes (small tabletop size)
  • Learn more about UMD's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at https://ece.umd.edu/


Lab contact:

Bill Malatesta