The electronic laboratories offer both a traditional and a computer-aided approach to teaching electronics.
Our students benefit from:
- breadboards with real components (used for circuit testing);
- special-purpose demonstrator equipment with commercial electronic test equipment;
- computer-aided equipment – with teaching software and special-purpose circuit boards, together with modern commercial test equipment;
- special-purpose computers fitted with data acquisition and interface cards for projects; and
- National Instrument equipment (mostly used for masters courses) – this includes LABView software for controlling and programming FPGA-based data acquisition equipment, and integrated development environment software for developing microcontroller code.
Lab technicians are on hand to help with electronic circuit design, software design in LABView, and prototype circuit manufacture (using our ESD safe wiring facility).