Facilities

  •  GE Transportation Facilities

    ESGP students work at GE Transportation facilities and have access to all of the company's technical facilities for their work

    Gannon Facilities

    To promote learning and hands-on experience, the department maintains four labs and a cross-disciplinary lab (automatic control lab) that cover subject matter that applies to learning from the freshmen level to senior level. Each lab consists of both hardware and software systems.

    Automatic Control laboratory, Z101

    This is a cross-disciplinary lab used by both the ECE students and the ME students. It is maintained by the ME department. The total area of the lab is 1420 sq. ft. This lab was developed by the mechanical engineering faculty over the past decade and includes PC-based data acquisition equipment for each work station. Several pieces of equipment were designed by students. The main equipment used for instruction includes:

    • PC-based educational control products rectilinear servo control system
    • PC-based educational control products rotational servo control system
    • PC-based mass/spring/damping system for transient response*
    • Mass/spring/damping system for frequency response*
    • Feedback Corp. modular rotational motor velocity control system
    • Bytronic inverted pendulum control system
    • Feedback Corp. magnetic levitation control system
    • Electro-hydraulic servo control system*

    Circuit Laboratory, Z331

    • The circuit laboratory is used for two circuit courses (ECE229, 241), Intro to Electrical Engineering Lab (ECE232) and digital logic design (ECE 141) class. The total area of the lab is 1098 sq. ft. The main equipment that used for instruction includes:
    • Dell Pentium 4 x10, 512MB memory, 40GB hard drive, 17" monitor
    • Server PowerEdge Dell
    • Network connections x13, network connection from ITS 2 hubs
      (Global Intel 8 port 10/100 fast hub) 9 RJ45 cables 14'
    • Laser Printer HP 1200N
    • PC-based National Instrument data acquisition system
    • Beckman 310 Digital multimeters
    • ESI Z5Z Impedance meter
    • B&K 1650 Tri-Output Power supplies
    • Kronn-Hite 1000A Function Generator
    • Tektronix 2213A 60MHz Oscilloscope
    • Tektronix CMC250 frequency counters
    • Data Acquisition Boardx10 National Instruments(NI)
    • 2M shielded Cable from NIx10
    • BNC-2120 probes from NIx10
    • NI 1X, 10X probesx20
    • Lab VIEW 6i software from NI, department license 

    Microprocessor/Digital Logic Laboratory Z316

    • This laboratory is used for microprocessor (ECE342, ECE348), VHDL (ECE22), Embedded Kernel (GE511), Digital Control (GE687), VLSI (ECE22), and digital logic courses (ECE346). The total area of the lab is 1378 sq. ft. The equipment list includes:
    • Dual boot (Win/Linux) PCs, 100GB HD/512 MB/P4
    • PC projector
    • HP LaserJet printer
    • HP 1650B Logic Analyzers
    • Tektronix 2213 Oscilloscopes
    • BP1148 Device Programmer
    • 8051 based development board (GE)
    • Xilinx / XESS FPGA/CPLD Development Systems
    • Microchip PIC microcontroller Development Systems
    • PCs PIII (to be replaced)
    • TI 6000 Development System Kit
    • TI C5000 Development System Kit
    • Altera FPGA/CPLD Development Systems
    • Microchip PIC hadware debuggers
    • Digilab XLA5 Lab development boards
    • Digilab XLA5 Lab development boards
    • NE EMP-11 Device Programmer
    • 8051 based development kit with enhanced I/O and display features
    • PC Podium
    • Digilab Lab development boards

    Electronics Laboratory Z315

    • Most of the existing equipment in electronics lab is adequate for traditional instructional purposes. This lab is primarily used for Electronics I and II (ECE322 and ECE334). The total area of the lab is 1394 sq. ft. The main equipment used for instruction includes:
    • HP function generator
    • Tektronix CFG280 Function Generator/Frequency Counter
    • HP Dual power supply
    • HP 54645D Mixed signal oscilloscope
    • Tektronix Transistor curve tracer 571
    • Star Micronics NX1001 printer
    • B&K 530 Precision Semiconductor tester
    • HP 8590A Spectrum Analyzer
    • RCA 19” TV, VCR, systems
    • Beckman 310 Digital multimeter

    Electric Machine/Power Electronics Lab Z330

    • This lab is used for supporting instructions in electric machines (ECE325) and power electronics (ECE465). Most of existing equipment is in good shape, except the 20 digital multimeters need to be replaced in the future. The total area of the lab is 1336 sq. ft. The main equipment used for instruction includes:
    • Allis Chalmers HV Utility transformer display
    • Marathon Electrric Induction Motor display
    • Clarker-Hess Digital VAW meter
    • Current transformer
    • Matching box
    • Valhalla 2101 Digital power analyzer
    • HP 6024A power supply dc 0-60V/0-10A 200W
    • Fluke 1900A frequency counter, digital
    • Faraday Bench station that includes 10 fractional hp machines
    • GE induction motor 3 phase, 60 Hz, 1/3hp, 1725rpm
    • Tektronix 2232 digital storage oscilloscope
    • Tektronix AM403S current probe system
    • Tektronix DM504A Digital multimeter w temp probe
    • Tektronix A6902B Isolator
    • Tektronix HC100 plotter 4 pen
    • Tektronix K212 Scope cart
    • Tektronix CFG250 function generator
    • GU 3-phase/1-phase SCR control unit
    • GU isolated power FET control

    PC Laboratory, Z314

    • This laboratory supports the department with various software packages for general use by students at all levels. The total area for this lab is xxx sq. ft. Table B6.7 gives the major equipment used in this lab. Since this lab is used by all students for their projects and homework as well as some lecture presentations, the equipment in this lab receives higher priority in updating and maintenance. The equipment list includes:
    • PIV 2.8GHZ, 1.0GB RAM, 19" Monitor , 80GB HDD, 3.5 FDD, PS/2 Intellimouse, Gigabit NIC, CD-RW
    • PIII 733Mhz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, 15GB HDD, 3.5 FDD, PS/2 Intellimouse, 10/100 NIC, CD-ROM, Iomega 100 ATAPI Floppy
    • PII 330 Mhz, 128 MB RAM, 6.4GB Hard Drive, 10/100 NIC, CD-Rom 32x
    • HP Laserjet printer
    • Scanner

     

    Software Tools

    • Windows XP Pro
    • Electronic Workbench V4.1c Networked
    • System Commander v7.05 Dual Boot*
    • Red Hat Linix
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Microsoft Office XP Pro SP2 and Updates
    • Mento Graphics
    • Application Software Rel. EN2002
    • FPGA Advantage
    • FPGA Advantage
    • HDL Designer
    • HDL Designer Series
    • Precision RTL/Physical Synthesis
    • ModelSim 5.7d
    • Leonardo Spectrum
    • Board Processor Library EN2002
    • Mentor Tau
    • EN2002/WG2002 ICX & TAU
    • Expedition Series WG2002
    • System Vision 2002 Professional
    • Cadence Rel. PSD_14.0
    • Matlab
    • Rational Suite Enterprise
    • ChipView-x51 Eng 1.0
    • Visio Pro 2002 SR1
    • Altera Max + plus II Programmable Logic Developmant Software?
    • Altera Quartus II Design Software for PC?
    • Altera Sopc Builder System Developmant Tools for the PC?
    • Hi_Tech ANSi C Cross Compiler?
    • Microchip MPLAB IDE
    • Xilinx ISE
    • Robo Lab 2.5
    • Simnon
    • Trebuche
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Pro Edition
    • Ni DAQ?
    • Lab View Professional Developmant system for Windows?
    • SmartDaw 5
    • Norton Antivirus Corporate edition
    • Deep Freeze
    • Print Manager