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Troxler Design Center

The Troxler Design Center is named in recognition of William F. Troxler, who donated $157,000 to create a design center for ECE students. His donation marked the first time an individual had donated money to entirely renovate a lab or a facility. The Troxler Center was opened on November 12, 1997 by Mr. Troxler himself. Mr. Troxler attended North Carolina State University. In 1962 got a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Since then he has turned the company he created, Troxler Electronic Laboratories Inc., into a large, international corporation.

Originally located in Daniels Hall, the Troxler Design Center moved to a new facility in Engineering Building II in January 2006. The new facility provides a state-of-the-art room, giving students much more workspace to complete their projects and updated lab equipment.

The Troxler Design Center has 28 large workbenches to give design teams plenty of room to work. The design center is equipped with cutting edge test equipment and computers for use by the design teams.

Senior Design

Troxler Design Center is primarily used for the Senior Design capstone course. In this course, groups of students are given a small description of a product concept, and then must design and implement that product using the skills they've learned in previous ECE courses. They receive resources from company donations and others they purchase at local stores. At the end of the semester, the students present their projects to the public at ECE Design Day.

Lab Schedule

1003 EB2 Schedule

To schedule this lab, email ecehelp@ncsu.edu.


Number of Computers: 20
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Model: Dell Precision Workstation 370
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
RAM: 2048 MB
Adobe Photoshop
Cadence SPB
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
Microsoft Visual Studio
National Instruments LabView
PSpice Student Edition
Symantec Antivirus
Visual Slickedit
12 BK Precision Bench Multimeters
12 Agilent 33220A 20MHz Function Generators
20 Fluke 111 Handheld Multimeters
15 Agilent E3630A Triple Output Power Supplies
5  BK Precision 20 MHz Oscilloscopes - Model 12120 
10 Agilent 54622D 100 MHz Oscilloscopes
1  Fluke 8000A Digital Multimeter
2  Fluke 8050A Digital Multimeter
2  Tektronix 11 MHz CFG280 Function Generator
1  Wavetek 134 Sweep Generator
1  Tektronix PS280 Power Supply
1  HP 7662A Logic Analyzer
2 HP ESA-L1500A Spectrum Analyzers
1 Dell 1710dn Laser Printer
22 Anti-Static Mats



Room Layout