College - Author 1
College of Engineering
Department - Author 1
Electrical Engineering Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Electrical Engineering
David Braun, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department
An all in one DC resource would enable electronics students to prototype circuits for labs and projects without the need for the lab equipment present on campus. The labs on campus can be physically far, closed, or overcrowded, preventing students from accessing the equipment. Roughly 75% of upper division electrical engineering students do not own power supplies, with even fewer students owning a source measurement unit (SMU). There is a significant need for a product capable of providing standard lab equipment functionality. The functionally this project provides are positive and negative DC power supplies, 4-Quadrant SMU, analog inputs and outputs, digital inputs and outputs, and other multimeter like functionality. This functionality capable of acting autonomously allowing for fast measurement sweeps. These measurement sweeps can be used for the characterization of circuits or components. Characterization and validation of circuits can save lab time and aid in debugging.