Laboratories Infrastructure

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department has several laboratories categorized according to their purpose and meaning:

  • Academic Laboratories
  • Research Laboratories
  • Service Laboratories
  • Faculty Spaces and Co-laboratories

Academic Laboratories

These laboratories are the core spaces for the academic-practical learning. They were design and build for the students with a mixed environment of comfort, group meeting and quick work in mind. They promote the individual as well as the group work and are equipped with audiovisual screens, internet wideband, detachable tables and power supplies, waveform generators as well as oscilloscopes.

The infrastructure that is usually used for the academic practices is:

Infrastructure

Academic practices

Equipment

Basic Electronics Lab

(ML-003)

Introduction to IEE, Circuits Fundamentals, Circuits Analysis and Synthesis, and Circuits and Instrumentation.

9 Oscilloscopes Tektronix

9 Waveform generators Tektronix

9 Power supplies Protek

Digital Electronics Lab

(ML-004)

Digital Electronics, Electronics Systems Architecture and Design, Dynamic Systems and Embedded Systems.

9 Oscilloscopes Tektronix with logic probes

9 Waveform generators Hameg

9 Power supplies Hameg

Advance Electronics Lab

(ML-009)

Analog Electronics, Instrumentation Electronics, Virtual Instrumentation and Signals.

10 Oscilloscopes Tektronix

10 Waveform generators Tektronix

10 Power supplies Hameg

10 National Instruments PXI

Communications

(ML-012)

Communications, Electromagnetic Theory and Microwaves.

8 Oscilloscopes Agilent

8 Waveform generators Agilent

8 Power supplies Agilent

Power Systems Lab

(ML-040)

Power Systems Elements.

Several panels of Lucas Nülle

1 Rockwell Automation motor station

Research Laboratories

Electrical and Electronics Department and their research groups have special infrastructure to maintain their research to the edge. Each laboratory has some special conditioning to accomplish with its purpose. This infrastructure is also shared to develop some practices of the academic laboratories and services with the industry.

Infrastructure

Research Group

Activities

Special Equipment

Optic System Lab

(ML-006)

GEST

Micro-antenna test tip table.

Diversity of activities according to the need.

Table with scopes to test micro-strip antennas.

Power Quality and Electronics

(ML-007)

POWER AND ENERGY

Development of research in areas of power and energy.

Services to the industry, government and other universities.

National Instruments Compact Rio.

Analog amplifier to 400V.

Dynamic power load.

Anechoic Chamber

(ML-035)

GEST

Test and analysis in radiofrequency and microwaves.

Antennas characterization.

Electromagnetic compatibility test.

Material characterization in electromagnetics.

Services to the industry, government and other universities.

Anechoic chamber of 8mts x 6mts x 6mts

Instruments and antennas to make probes from 100MHz to 20GHz.

Roundtables, positioner, others.

Electrical Equipment Test

(ML-040)

GIAP

Development of research in areas of control and automation systems.

Services to the industry.

 

Clean Room

(ML-306)

CMUA

Development and characterization of sensor and microsystems.

Services to the industry, government and other universities.

Photolithography Room: SF-100 and aligner.

Chemical & Physical Processes: Polypropylene cabin and metal deposition equipment.

Characterization Room: Diamont cutter, Perfilometer, SMU and impedance analyzer.

Telecommunications Lab

(ML-307)

GEST

Development of research in areas of telecommunications and microwaves.

Services to the industry, government and other universities.

 

Service Laboratories

This laboratories support other activities of the Department and research groups needed to help and improve the mission of the Department. There are:

Laboratory

Services

Printed Circuits Lab

(ML-002)

Printed circuits fabrication and ensemble.

1 side or 2 sides PCBs for academics and research.

Sometime is used to develop planar antennas, high resolution masks, etc.

The user has to send the Gerber files and this laboratory will have the PCB in a record time between 3 to 10 days depending of the requirements.

Electronic Services

(ML-013)

Used by the students to prototype, work freely in their projects and even extra hours.

There is a extraction cabin to help the students with the extraction of smokes caused by the ensemble process of their projects.

This laboratory has 14 workspaces so up to 2 students can work in the same table. Each table is equipped with a power supply, a waveform generator and an oscilloscope.

Faculty Spaces and Colaboratories

Some spaces of the Engineering Faculty were assigned to our Department to administer them, under a committee called Users Committee and represented by different professor and coordinator of laboratories of the whole Faculty.

Active Learning Plaza is one of the most interesting spaces: it’s an open space, for group work and with the purpose of networking with other students even of different departments.

Development of Prototypes Cubicles are 12 cubicles where the students can work by a whole semester in their prototypes. They have to submit an application at the beginning of the semester and the Users Committee studies all the submissions.

The co-laboratories are spaces that the Department helped to create and work with some constancy in them. They are: Colivri, Connectivity and Network and Microscopy.