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Computer Systems Laboratory

Engineering 1, Room 257

Each laboratory station is equipped with the Digilent Basys3 digital circuit development platform with the latest Artix-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Xilinx. Lab experiments range from design of introductory logic circuits to advanced complex circuits, including a course in hardware security. Students use Xilinx Vivado software with the Basys3 development board.


EEL 4742 students use Texas Instruments FR6989 LaunchPad MSP430 microcontroller to design embedded processor circuits. Lab experiments begin with simple introductory experiments, then advance to the increased capability provided by the Educational Booster Pack. Students use Texas Instruments Code Composer software and lab experiments are performed in both assembly language and C++.

Computer Systems Lab

Courses Supported

  • EEE 3342C – Digital Systems
  • EEL 3801C – Computer Organization
  • EEE 4346C – Hardware Security and Trusted Circuit Design
  • EEL 4742C – Embedded Systems
  • EEL 5722C – Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Design


Computer Systems Lab Equipment

36 Stations:

  • Digilent Basys3 Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA Development Board
  • Texas Instruments FR6989 LaunchPad MSP430 Microcontroller Board
  • Dell Precision 3420 Computer


Lab Manager Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding our academic laboratories, or just want to talk about something. We’re always happy to hear from you!


David R. Douglas, P.E.,, ENG-465
Avra Kundu,, ENG-122