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 EngineeringComputer ScienceElectrical 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.


  • 18 computer workstations
  • 8 ARCOM Intel-based real-time targets running VxWorks
  • Several 68HC, iMX6, ARM, and Spartan microprocessor and microcontroller boards
  • Several high-grade, Lego-like components and models from Fischertechnik

Lab Information

Location: Lehman Building

Lab Directors: Farahzad Behi and Omar Ochoa

Contact Us: To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email