Real-time computing experiments and research in digital electronics, microcontrollers, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are performed in the Digital Systems Laboratory.
The lab is used by students enrolled in digital logic, microprocessor, FPGA, and real-time classes in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering undergraduate programs. It also supports classes and research in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Software Engineering graduate programs. Students in software safety and real-time systems courses, as well as those in the software engineering capstone practicum, use the lab when designing, implementing, and verifying systems assigned in their class projects. The Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering uses this space to support several student projects, as well as K-12 outreach programs during the summer.