Electrical Engineering Teaching Laboratories Equipment


Electrical Engineering Teaching Laboratories Equipment

The EE teaching labs at UW Bothell includes various instruments and equipment. Equipment is organized alphabetically with brief descriptions and images of the equipment from the lab.  

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3D Printer (Prusa i3 MK3)

3D PrinterThe Prusa i3 Mk3 is a fast, high-quality 3D printer which is able to reliably produce objects down to 50 micron (0.05mm) resolution. The i3 MK3S supports a variety of filament types, including but not limited to PLA (polylactic acid), PETG (polyethylene terephthalate enhanced with glycol), ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), ASA (acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate, an alternative to ABS), and Flex. Connectivity is to a computer over a USB connection. The i3 MK3S has a USB 2.0 Type-B port, the kind commonly found on ordinary printers. It also supports printing from an SD card. The Prusa i3 MK3S uses PrusaSlicer 2.2 software. It is based on Slic3r, an open-source program that takes 3D object files in STL, OBJ, AMF, or 3MF formats and converts them into G-code files, which are essentially the coded instructions for outputting the object on a 3D printer. More 3D printers are available at the UW Bothell Collaboratory and EE undergraduate/graduate students readily use the equipment needed for curricular and research projects. 

Digital Multimeter (Keithley 2110)

Keithley 2110 digital multimeterThe Keithley 2110 multimeter combines a comprehensive set of capabilities, superior measurement accuracy, and high speed for a broad range of applications. It features 15 measurement functions and 7 math functions and has dual-line display capability, which allows it to display two different measurements concurrently.

  • Key Features
    • High DC voltage up to 1000V and current up to 10A
    • AC Voltage up to 750V and current up to 10A
    • Two and four-wire resistance up to 100 mega-ohms
    • Temperature, frequency (10Hz – 300 kHz), and capacitance (1 nF to 100 microF)
    • TMC-compliant USB 2.0 interface for use with SCPI test commands. CE compliant and UL listed
    • GPIB option for use in system applications

Digital Multimeter (Tektronix DMM4020)

Tektronix DMM4020 Digital MultimeterThe Tektronix DMM4020 5.5 Digit bench multimeter offers a broad range of functions in one easy-to-use instrument. Typical measurements - volts, ohms, and amps - are made with a basic VDC accuracy of up to 0.015%, ensuring the best performance you need for your design. It can also be used to measure frequency, and to perform continuity and diode tests. By using a current-to-voltage op amp technique, the DMM4020 can make current measurements with 1nA of resolution and with minimal loading effect on the circuit under test, giving results that reflect real-world operation of the device.

  • Key performance specifications
    • 5.5 Digit Resolution
    • Basic VDC accuracy of up to 0.015%
    • 200 mV to 1000V voltage range, with up to 1 µV resolution.
    • 200 µA to 10 A current range, with up to 1nA resolution
    • Volts, Ohms, and Amps measurement
    • Frequency, diode and continuity test
    • 2×4 Ohms 4-wire measurement technique

Function Generator (Tektronix AFG3252)

Function GeneratorThe Tektronix arbitrary function generator offers unmatched performance, versatility, and intuitive operation. Users can choose from 12 different standard waveforms. Arbitrary waveforms can be generated up to 128 K in length at high sampling rates. On pulse waveforms, leading and trailing edge time can be set independently. External signals can be connected and added to the output signals. 

  • Key Features
    • 10 MHz, 25 MHz, 100 MHz, or 240 GHz sine waveforms
    • 14 bits, 250 MS/s, 1 GS/s, or 2 GS/s Arbitrary waveforms
    • Amplitude up to 20Vp-p into 50 ohm-loads.
    • Pulse waveform with variable edge times.
    • AM, FM, PM, FSK, PWM
    • LabVIEW and LabWindows/IVI-C Drivers

PCB Prototyping (ProtoMat E44 circuit board plotter)

ProtoMat E44 circuit board plotterThe PCB Prototyping system can structure single- or double-sided circuit boards, drill holes, perform contour milling, and even engrave front panels. Tool exchange is manual with precise height adjustment per micrometer screw. A camera helps the ProtoMat E44 achieve better positioning accuracy with double-sided boards. In addition, the measuring camera enables easy adjustment of the milling depth. A spindle speed of 40 000 RPM provides for a higher working speed.

  • Maximum layout area (X/Y/Z): 305 mm × 229 mm × 5 mm (12” × 9” × 0.2”)
  • Mechanical resolution: 0.8 µm (0.04 mil)
  • Repeatability: ± 5 µm (± 0.2 mil)
  • Precision of front-to-back alignment: ± 0.02 mm (± 0.8 mil)

Reflow Oven (LPKF ProtoFlow E)

LPKF ProtoFlow EThe Reflow Over is a compact, fully convectional and easy to use oven, suitable for leadfree reflow soldering of PCBs measuring up to 160 × 200 mm. Menu navigation makes the profile programming and parameter setting extremely easy, allowing a beginner or an expert to successfully solder a PCB in a few-minutes.

  • PCB size (max.): 160 mm × 200 mm (6.3” × 8”)
  • Max. Preheating temperature, time: 220°C, 999 s
  • Max. reflow temperature, time: 320°C, 600 s
  • Temperature Stabilization time: < 5 min

RF Network Analyzer (Agilent 8753E)

RF Network AnalyzerWith an integrated S-parameter test set covering 30 kHz to 3 GHz, up to 110 dB of dynamic range, and both frequency and power sweeps, the Agilent 8753E network analyzer provides a complete solution for characterizing the linear and nonlinear behavior of active and passive RF networks, devices, components and sub-systems.

  • Key Features
    • 30 kHz to 3 GHz frequency range  
    • Integrated S-parameter test set with solid-state switching provides complete forward and reverse measurements
    • Up to 110 dB dynamic range
    • Fast measurement speeds and data-transfer rates

Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope (MDO410Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope4-3)

The Tektronix Digital Oscilloscope has a built-in spectrum analyzer. For the first time ever, you can capture time-correlated analog, digital, and RF signals for a complete system view of your device. You can see both the time and frequency domain in a single glance and the RF spectrum at any point in time to see how it changes over time or with device state. The laboratory is also equipped with Tektronix MSO3013 mixed signal oscilloscope.

  • Key Features
    • Mixed-domain analysis
      • time-correlated analog, digital, and RF signal acquisitions
      • Wave inspector controls
      • Amplitude, frequency, and phases vs. time waveforms derived from RF input
    • Spectral Analysis
      • Automated peak markers and dedicated front-panel controls
      • Spectrogram display
      • Automated measurements for channel power, ACPR, and OBW
  • Key performance specifications
    • 4 analog channels: 1 GHz, 500 MHz, 350 MHz, and 100 MHz bandwidth models
    • 16 digital channels: 60.6 ps fine timing resolution
    • 1 RF channel: 50 kHz to 3 GHz (or 50 kHz to 6 GHz) frequency range
    • Standard passive voltage probes with 3.9 pF capacitive loading and 500 MHz (or 1GHz) analog bandwidth.

Three-Channel Programmable DC Power Supply (Keithley 2230G)

Three-Channel Programmable DC Power SupplyThe Keithley 2230G multi-channel programmable DC power supplies combine three channels of output power to test a wide range of devices, circuit boards, modules, and products that require more than one power sources. This model includes two 30V/1.5A channels and add a 6V channel with up to 5A output for powering digital circuits. All outputs feature remote sense capability which can be used to reduce the effect of lead resistance, delivering 0.03% basic voltage accuracy even when using long leads. Basic current accuracy is 0.1% for all channels and linear regulation delivers low noise - less than 3 mVp-p. Flexible display modes make it easy to use the two 30 V outputs in combination, and the USB interface makes it easy to build PC-based systems without converters or special cables.