COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE LABORATORY

 

The Computer Architecture Laboratory, located in 521 Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems Building, contains a diverse assortment of networked personal computers, engineering workstations, and other supporting laboratory equipment used by undergraduate and graduate students performing research and development in the general areas of Computer Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Control Systems, and Software Engineering. The personal computers and engineering workstations run or provide access, via the network, to a rich assortment of software and other computer systems used to support research and development in the areas of Computer Engineering (Research and Development of General Purpose, Special Purpose, and Application Specific Computer Architectures including Uniprocessor, Parallel, Distributed, Data-Driven, Hybrid, Reconfigurable, and Dynamic Computer Architectures); Computer Aided Design; Specification and Verification of Digital System Models and Designs; Computer Performance Modeling and Evaluation; Co-Hardware and Software Development, Design, and Verification; Modeling, Design, Synthesis, and Testing of Digital Signal Processing and Control Systems; and Software Engineering. Laboratory equipment and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is available allowing simulation, synthesis, and rapid systems prototyping, testing, and evaluation of experimental digital systems prototyped to the latest Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) technology.