6 November 2000

 

To:                   A. Richard Newton

                        Dean

 

From:               Robert Wilensky

                        Professor and Vice Chair Computing/Networks

 

Subject: 2000-1 IERF Proposal for EECS

 

Attached is our IERF proposal for 2000-1.  As you have requested in your Oct. 18 call for submission, we have limited our higher priority needs to $90,000.  However, as you can see, we have ranked and included a somewhat lower priority list, totaling just over $1M.  Our programs are in constant need of upgrading in order to expose our students to rapidly changing technology, and must provide them with the tools and skills that will enable them to succeed and to further advance upon graduation.  Even though we have been successful in receiving grants from our friends in industry, we hope that IER funds can be found beyond the $90,000 limit.

 

Even the second priority list postpones both a number initiatives in new technology concepts and modernization of equipment.  In particular, we are not including requests for anticipated new labs in the communications and systems areas.

 

We appreciate your support in helping us modernize and develop our instructional facilities.

 

 

Requestor

Laboratory

Qty.

Equipment

Estimated Cost

Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheung

EECS143

1

Used Spin Dryer

 $     10,500

Need improved results over current hand drying of wafers at acid sink

 

 

1

Evaporator upgrade

 $       6,300

Increase throughput and eliminate need for liquid Nitrogen

 

 

1

Film Thickness Monitor

 $     10,500

Replace worn out and unreliable unit with a factory rebuilt one

Howe/Spanos

EECS105

38

Probes/Cables

 $       6,500

Replace worn and unreliable logic analyzer and scope probes

 

 

12

ARB Waveform Generator

 $     51,000

Allow for new experiments (shift existing units needed in other labs)

 

Various

1

Mathworks license

 $       3,200

Annual renewal

 

 

1

HSPICE license

 $       2,000

Annual renewal

 

 

 

 

 $     90,000

First priority total

Wawrzynek/Fearing

EECS150

150

FPGA Student Boards

 $   134,250

New student lab kits using Xilinx Virtex boards

 

 

50

Cameras

 $       5,000

Additional cameras for student projects

 

 

18

Multimeters

 $     18,000

Replace discontinued and failing units

Cheung

EECS143

1

Measurement software

 $       5,000

Allow for wafer measurements

 

 

4

Probe station

 $   180,000

Existing stations have been rebuilt a number of times and are worn out

 

 

1

Signal Source

 $       5,000

Test equipment for MEMS

 

 

1

Signal Analyzer

 $     32,000

 

 

 

1

High Voltage Supply

 $       4,200

 

 

 

1

Four-point Probe

 $       7,500

Replace patched together antique home built unit

 

 

1

Used Mask Aligner

 $     45,000

Replace unreliable Kasper

Howe/Spanos

EECS105

4

Semiconductor Analyzer

 $   184,250

Replace curve tracers, reduce impact on EECS143

 

 

4

Test Fixture

 $     22,400

 

 

 

4

Socket Module

 $          640

 

 

 

18

PCI HP-IB Card

 $       8,415

Automate lab and allow for Gain-Phase meter measurements

Smith

EECS131

1

Haynes-Shockley Exp.

 $       2,000

Need to outsource fabrication of materials for experiment

 

EECS117

1

Spectrum Analyzer

 $     12,100

Needed for new antenna experiment

Various

Various

20

Ethernet hubs

 $       7,500

For laptops in labs

 

 

8

PCs

 $     24,000

For firewalling some labs (to control laptop plug-in use)

 

 

25

PCs

 $   100,000

Replace old PCs in 111/117/199 Cory

 

 

5

PCs

 $     40,000

Replace DEC Alphas in 199 Cory

 

 

20

PCs

 $     60,000

Replace PCs in AV rooms

 

 

20

PCs

 $     80,000

Replace PCs in 125, 127, and 264 Cory

 

 

2

NT Severs

 $     32,000

For student web/projects, streaming media, and database applications

 

 

50

PC Upgrade

 $     12,500

Memory upgrade for existing PCs

White

EECS1

1

G3 or G4 Mac

 $       4,000

Upgrade older Mac in lab

 

 

 

 

 $1,025,755

Second priority total