ECE Undergraduate Lab Kits

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is convinced of the significant advantages of hands-on learning for our students! We are excited to continue offering our students affordable, high-quality electronic equipment and components that are ideally suited for use by students, hobbyists, and professionals both inside and outside the traditional classroom and laboratory settings.

Equipment kits have been available since Fall 2020 for purchase by ECE students, Course-specific lab kits have been a part of our program for many years. During the 2020/2021 academic year, we shipped lab kits to students learning remotely worldwide.

Beginning in Fall 2021, students who do not wish to purchase Equipment kits will be able to rent them instead. Rented Kits will need to be returned in good working condition to avoid additional charges. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of shipping internationally, we are unable to rent kits to remote students this year.

Please refer to the information below, and also check your courses’ eClass pages to determine if you need a lab kit. This information will also be posted on the “UofA ECE Labs” Discord. If one or more of your courses require a lab kit, you will need to order it through the marketplace early in the term to allow for adequate time to pick-up or receive it.

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ECE Equipment Kit

Equipment kits include essential equipment required for ECE 202, 203, 209, 210, 302, 303, 312, and 315, and possibly other third- and fourth-year courses, including the capstone design courses. The Equipment Kit will be available to rent or purchase.

Each Equipment Kit includes:

  • One (1) Digilent Analog Discovery 2 multipurpose instrument (USB digital oscilloscope, waveform generator, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, logic analyzer)
  • One (1) Micro USB B cable for use with the Analog Discovery 2
  • One (1) breadboard connector and cable for the Analog Discovery 2
  • One (1) Digital multimeter
  • One (1) 5VDC Power supply for use with the Analog Discovery 2

ECE Starter Kits

Starter kits include the consumable items required to make use of the ECE Equipment Kit. Regardless of whether the Equipment kit is purchased or rented, students will need to purchase a Starter Kit. Students only need one starter kit regardless of how many courses they are taking. The Starter Kit will be available for purchase only.

Each Starter Kit includes:

  • One (1) Breadboard†
  • One (1) Anti-Static wrist strap
  • One (1) Jumper kit of various flexible wires (~65PCS)
  • One (1) Jumper kit of various pre-formed wires (~70PCS)

†   Additional breadboards can be purchased separately if desired.

ECE Embedded Equipment Kits

Embedded equipment kits include equipment and accessories that can be used to complete  ECE 315, 410, and 511. The kits will be available for rent or purchase.

Each Embedded Equipment Kit includes:

  • One (1) Xilinx Zybo Z7-10 Development Board
  • One (1) PMOD SSD (Seven Segment Display)
  • One (1) PMOD KYPD (Keypad)
  • One (1) 5VDC Power supply for use with the Zybo Z7-10
  • One (1) Micro USB B cable for use with the Zybo Z7-10

ECE Course Kits

Course kits contain the specific electronic components or assemblies required to complete laboratory exercises in a particular course. In some courses, they work in conjunction with the equipment kits to create the lab experiences.

Course kits will be available for the following courses:

ECE Courses with Course Kits
200-Level 300-Level 400/500-Level
202 302 478
203 303
209 312
210 315


ECE 20X Course Kit:

This kit contains various electronic components used in ECE 202, ECE 203 and ECE 209.

ECE 210 Course Kit:

This kit contains logic gates and electronic components.

ECE 212 Course Kit:

This kit contains a microcontroller, breadboard, USB cable, printed circuit board hosting an LED matrix, and electronic components.

ECE 30X Course Kit:

This kit contains various electronic components used in ECE 302 and 303.

ECE 312 Course Kit:

This kit contains microcontrollers, a debugger/programmer, peripherals, and electronic components.

ECE 315 Course Kit:

This kit contains peripherals and electronic components.

ECE 478 Course Kit:

This kit contains a vector network analyzer and accessories, digital multimeter, printed circuit board, and supplies. The ECE 478 Course Kit is a stand-alone kit that can be used without the Equipment Kit. (This Course Kit can be rented or purchased)

ECE Lab Kit Flow Charts

These flowcharts are intended to help identify which kit(s) you need based on your course registration:

200 level courses:


300 level courses:


400 level courses:


500 level courses:


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