ECE Undergraduate Lab Kits - (2023-24)

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Rent and/or purchase kits at the ECE Marketplace

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 and 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.

Please note that there are two types of kits: Equipment Kits and Consumable kits.  Equipment kits are generally the kits that have the more expensive equipment that are also reusable and therefore are available for rent and sometimes for purchase.  The consumable kits generally include the other stuff that is required to complete the laboratories but is generally not very valuable second-hand, therefore these kits can only be purchased.

Beginning in Fall 2021, students who do not wish to purchase ECE Equipment Kits will be able to rent them instead.  All rented kits will need to be returned in good working condition in order to avoid additional charges.

All rented and purchased kits need to be picked up or returned to the kitting room in ETLC E5-002 after it has been rented or purchased from the ECE Marketplace.  We are no longer shipping lab-kits to students.  Please wait for a Ready to Pick-up email before coming to pick up your kit during the kitting rooms’ hours of operation.

Expect communication from your lab instructor through eClass in the first week of classes on which lab kits you may need to rent or purchase to complete your laboratory exercises.  The information below gives an overview of what kits are currently available for which courses.

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Equipment Kits

ECE Equipment Kit

The ECE Equipment Kit includes the essential equipment required for ECE 202, 203, 210, 302, 303, 312, and 315, and possibly other third and fourth-year courses, including the capstone design courses. The ECE Equipment Kit will be available to rent for either 1 or 2 terms and can also be purchased.

Each Equipment Kit includes:

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

ECE Embedded Equipment Kit

The ECE Embedded Equipment Kit includes equipment and accessories that can be used to complete ECE 315, 410, and 511. The kits will be available to rent for a single term if students wish to experiment with the lab exercises outside of the laboratory.  This same equipment is available in the classroom so rental is only optional.

Each Embedded Equipment Kit includes:

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

ECE 478 Equipment Kit

The ECE 478 Equipment Kit includes all of the equipment and accessories that are required to complete the laboratories in ECE 478.  This kit can only be rented for one term.

Each ECE 478 Equipment Kit includes:

  • Digital multimeter
  • NanoVNA
  • Various cables
  • Various custom PCB (Filter, WPD, Amplifier)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Steel ruler 15cm
  • Anti-static wrist strap
  • Roll of copper tape, 3mm
  • Cut-resistant gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Two 9V batteries with battery connector assembly
  • 50Ω Load SMA - male
  • Becen 20dB Attenuator

Consumable Kits

ECE Starter Kits

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

Each Starter Kit includes:

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

†   Additional breadboards can be purchased separately if desired.

ECE Course Kits

ECE Course kits are Consumable kits that contain the specific electronic components or assemblies required to complete laboratory exercises in a particular course.  In some courses, they work in conjunction with both an Equipment Kit and/or the ECE Starter Kit to create the lab experiences.

ECE Consumable kits are available for the following courses:

ECE Courses with Consumable Kits



ECE 202 and ECE 203
(20X kit shared for both courses)

ECE 302 and ECE 303
(30X kit shared for both courses)

ECE 210

ECE 312

ECE 212

ECE 315

Lab-kits required for each course


Students do not need to purchase the same kit more than once if they are using the same kit in another course or have that kit from a previous semester.

In most laboratories students work in pairs and are allowed to share equipment, students may be allowed to split the cost of a kit, however this is at their own discretion.  Look at your laboratories eClass page or talk to your lab instructors for more information.

ECE 202 - fall


  • ECE Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 20X Consumables Kit

ECE 203 - winter


  • ECE Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 20X Consumables Kit

ECE 210 - fall


  • ECE Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 210 Consumables Kit

ECE 212 - winter


  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 212 Consumables Kit

ECE 302 - fall/winter


  • ECE Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 30X Consumables Kit

ECE 303 - fall/winter


  • ECE Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 30X Consumables Kit

ECE 312 - fall


  • ECE Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 312 Consumables Kit

ECE 315 - winter


  • ECE Embedded Equipment Kit
  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 315 Consumables Kit

ECE 478 - fall


  • ECE 478 Lab Kit

Available Kits

Equipment Kits

  • ECE Equipment Kit
    • Rent 1/2 terms or Purchase
  • ECE Embedded Equipment Kit
    • Rent only 
  • ECE 478 Lab Kit
    • Rent only

Consumable Kits (purchase only)

  • ECE Starter Kit
  • ECE 20X
  • ECE 210
  • ECE 212
  • ECE 30X
  • ECE 312
  • ECE 315

Extra parts

  • ECE - Breadboard