Real-time embedded software development 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 embedded 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 Engineering and Computer Science uses this space to support several student projects, as well as K-12 outreach programs during the summer, and the lab houses the department's resident DoD SMART Scholars.
- 22 computer workstations
- 15 i.MX6 ARM SabreLite Development Boards
- Several 68HC, iMX6, ARM and Spartan microprocessor and microcontroller boards
- Several breadboards and electronic components