Design Centre

Design Centre equipment. Mike Mehramiz. Laboratory Manager:
Mike Mehramiz
mehramiz@ece.utoronto.ca
416-946-3321
Office SFB520

Location: Sandford Fleming, room B520 (basement)

Overview

The Design Centre offers support to student projects in general, with a concentration on fourth-year capstone Design Projects, which mark the end of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program. The Design Centre provides students with the necessary materials to realize their design, such as components, soldering stations, robotic arms and a small library. Students are offered guidance and support for taking on tasks that were not part of the regular curriculum, such as printed circuit design and soldering fine-pitch, surface-mount components. General stations are equipped with power supplies, signal generators, multimeters, oscilloscopes and PC computers. Computer-only stations provide students with PCs with their own subnet for internet-based projects. This lab also hosts three networking stations dedicated to support a networking course. Finally, the Design Centre provides students with extended hour access to 12 FPGA platforms in order to support course-related projects.

Lab hours:

Fall term
The first week of the term                                                                                                                    9:00am to 12:00pm  and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The second week of the term to the last day of lectures and labs( Monday to Thursday)      9:00am to 9:00pm
The second week of the term to the last day of lectures and labs( Friday)                                9:00am to 5:00pm
Weekends                                                                                                                                                Closed
Holidays                                                                                                                                                  Closed

Winter term
The first week of the term                                                                                                                    9:00am to 12:00pm  and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The second week of the term to the last day of lectures and labs( Monday to Thursday)      9:00am to 9:00pm
The second week of the term to the last day of lectures and labs( Friday)                                9:00am to 5:00pm
Weekends                                                                                                                                                10:00am to 5:00pm
Holidays                                                                                                                                                   Closed
During the Design Fair week                                                                                                               Open just for ECE496 students