The lab will be split into 2 parts for scalability and efficiency:
- A local part where students can carry out lab experiments individually and at their (remote) location using equipment that they have to acquire themselves. A list of recommended equipment will be provided, and for convenience we are considering to make an arrangement with an electronics supplier to provide a package that prospective students can order. All students can participate in this part of the lab, which is focused on relatively low frequency circuits that can be easily and cheaply realized on a breadboard and evaluated with simple equipment.
- A remote part where students can access the TU/e wireless labs remotely to carry out advanced mm-wave experiments through remote control and observation of equipment in our labs, supported by a video/audio link to a SA/TA in the lab. This will only be accessible for paying students.
List of recommended equipment:
- Breadboard such as KandH model RH-21B or Conrad 1568217 €6
- Wiring set such as Conrad 1564902 €9
- Set of breadboard components:
- A USB (5V) power adapter €6
- A digital oscilloscope (incl. square wave signal generator, probe) JYETech DSO112A €65
- Or JYETech DSO 150 €26
- A multimeter DT850L including test leads (Cranenbroek) €5
- Or Uni-T UT132 €15
Cheap alternative all-in-one option: EspoTek Labrador: USB Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, Power Supply, Logic Analyzer and Multimeter for $29 with worldwide free shipping. Can be combined with $6 Raspberry Pi Zero or $11 Raspberry Pi Zero W, or used through laptop. Windows/Linux/Mac software is free and open source, and hardware is open source as well.
Relative cost of individual equipment
See also ideas & suggestions from Heinrich & colleagues