ECE Technical Services

Welcome to ECE Technical Services. Information contained here is for the most part intended for the faculty, staff, and students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Michigan State University. However, others may find information that is relative to their needs. Take a look around and as with any web page information comes and goes.

ERC Clean Room

Electrical and electronic components, circuits and instruments. Circuit laws and applications, frequency response, operational amplifiers, semi-conductor devices, digital logic, counting circuits.

Microelectronic processing fundamentals and simulations. Comparison of current microfabrication technologies and their limitations.


Microcomputers. Microprocessor architecture. Addressing modes. Assembly language programming. Parallel and serial input and output. Interfacing. Interrupts. Peripheral device controllers. Applications and design.


Operational theory, characteristics and applications of optical components, light emitting diodes, lasers, laser diodes, photodetectors, photovoltaics, fiber optics, optical modulators and non-linear optical devices.


Radio frequency active and passive circuit design. Impedance matching for specific bandwidths. Tuned amplifier, filter, mixer, and oscillator analysis. High frequency measurements and equipment.

Electronic test equipment and measurement fundamentals. Circuit design using diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and sensors.

CAD/CAM fundamentals, programmable controllers, numerical control, NC part programming, sensors, data acquisition systems.

Microwave networks. Scattering parameters. Solutions to Coulomb's law, Gauss' Law and the wave equation. Planar transmission lines. Antennas. Waveguides and cavities. Measurement of the properties of antennas and microwave networks.

Electrical engineering and computer engineering senior design experience involving contemporary design tools and practices, engineering standards, cross-functional teaming, oral and written technical communication, and lifelong learning.

Testing and Prototyping Tools

Denton Desk Top Pro Sputtering System
RF or DC Bias
Quick pump down time
Thickness monitor and heated 6 in stage
Copper, Aluminum, Nickel, Chromium, Titanium

Pulsed Electric Current Sintering (PECS) system
Hot pressing system using pulsed electric current
Rapid fabrication of pressed samples
Temperature 23C - 2400C
Pressure 10 tons

about usage, details, and cost of testing and protoype equipment