Department of Computer Science
California State University, Channel Islands
DSP and Communications Laboratory
Digital Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory is located in room 309/Science Building III at CSUB. This laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
In this laboratory, the students have access to vector signal generators and analyzers by Agilent, specifically, the EXG N5172B and CXA N9000A, respectively.
The DSP lab is also equipped with NI ELVIS II boards which are modular engineering educational laboratory platforms developed specifically for academia.
The Emona SIGEx platform can be used to teach concepts such as characterizing linear and nonlinear signals, understanding convolution, using poles and zeros in the Laplace domain, and sampling and aliasing with a hands-on experimental approach. This way students can understand the theory that they learn in the classroom.
The NI ELVIS platform currently has two different plug-in modules that enable a hands-on approach to teaching introductory telecommunications concepts: the Emona DATEx for baseband analog/digital communications and the Emona FOTEx for fiber-optic communications.
With the Emona DATEx, students can build live communications systems in hardware by wiring together circuit blocks using patch cables.
With the Emona FOTEx, students can build live communications systems in hardware and use fiber-optic connections to transmit the signals over fibers to examine and understand the properties of fiber-optic communication.
Tektronix TDS-1012 100 MHz-1Gs/s scopes, function generators, power supplies, soldering irons, and multi-meters are some of the other measurement devices that we have in this lab.
This laboratory is equipped with new wireless design and development equipment such as the National Instrument USRP-2920 software defined radio units. This equipment can also be used for multi-input multi-output system design and development.
This laboratory has two sets of Microwave training systems. These systems allow the students to investigate the principles of microwave transmission systems, such as those used in radar and communications links.