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Computing Resources

For details of ECE computing resources, including workstations, software, and server space, please see the Computing Resources Page.

Technical Support Staff

The ECE Technical Support Team has a Helpdesk website at ECE Technical Support helpdesk.

Teaching Laboratories

Open Electronics (OpEL) Lab

Whittemore 219

The OpEL supports the DC Circuits (ECE 2074 & ECE 2054) and AC Circuits (ECE 3074) labs. Students use their own test equipment from their Lab-in-a-Box kit and ECE supplied components. Validation, grading, help, and guidance are available.

Electronics Lab

Whittemore 251/253

This is a "traditional" lab that can accommodate 16 students at once. It supports Electronics I (ECE 2274) and Electronics II (ECE 3274). The students learn about everything from diodes and transistors to electronic circuit design.

Electric Power Systems Lab

Whittemore 430

The power lab (ECE 3354) introduces students to power transmission, transformers, various kinds of motors, and power issues associated with modern lighting. There is strong emphasis on safety because the lab employs real 208V 3 phase power at the kilowatt level.


1901 Innovation Drive

The GPS lab is currently located in the Space@VT building in the Corporate Research Center. It supports Introduction to Global Positioning System Theory and Design (ECE 4164)

Integrated Design Studio

Whittemore 234

The Design Studio provides a maker space for teams of students in Senior Design Project (ECE 4805/ECE 4806). A conference room is available for teams to communicate with their corporate sponsors. Students may access the space 24 x 7, by following appropriate safety guidelines.

Autonomous Mastery Prototyping (AMP) Lab

Whittemore 234

The AMP Lab is a student-run, student-focused co-curricular instructional lab within the ECE Department. Members design and build their own projects with provided funding, a mentor, and 24/7 lab access. Anyone, any level, any ECE project.

Computer Engineering Labs

Durham 368

EE and CpE students complete core course projects using microcontrollers and FPGAs. Teaching assistants provide project guidance. Support for ECE 2504, ECE 2534, ECE 3544, ECE 4534, ECE 4514, ECE 4530.