Introduction to the Electronics Laboratory
The laboratory is a centre of learning excellence, in partnership with Agilent Technologies, AMD and LG Electronics, providing for modern practical experimentation and computer aided design (CAD). Undergraduate students from four academic schemes (Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Systems and Integrated Engineering) use the laboratory, as do BEng/MEng project students and postgraduate students studying for Masters and Doctorates.
The laboratory has computer based stations built around Agilent test equipment, AMD processors and LG Electronics monitors. The Agilent test equipment comprises an Arbitrary Signal Generator, an Oscilloscope, a Digital Multimeter and a Power Supply, as depicted in the picture below. Each stations test equipment is fully programmable and can be controlled either by Agilent Application software or via GPIB bus software. A wired 100MBit/second Local Area Network (LAN) connects all the stations to a server, built around AMD processor technology.
A typical test station is shown, which depicts the automated capability of the test station when connected to a computer.