Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering George Mason University Volgenau School of IT & Engineering

Lab Information

Section 201 Monday 10:30 am -1:20 pm Shaunak Shah ST1-2A
Section 202 Wednesday 10:30 am -1:20 pm Panasayya Yalla ST1-2A
Section 203 Thursday 1:30 pm -4:20 pm Shaunak Shah ST1-2B

Teaching Assistants

NameE-Mail Phone Office Office Hours
Shashi Karanamskaranam@gmu.edu3-4109ST2-265Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
3-4109ST2-265Friday 12:00 am - 13:00 pm
Shaunak Shahsshahe@gmu.edu3-1582ST2-203Monday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3-1600ST1-2DThursday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Panasayya Yallapyalla@gmu.edu3-1590ST1-2FWednesday 6:20 pm - 8:20 pm

Lab Description

The experiments are designed to closely relate to real world problems and they involve several stages of conversion from a word problem into a final hardware design.

Laboratory Reports

A report detailing the work in each of the experiments in the course is required and will be graded. The lab report for an experiment is due on or before the following week's class. Reports that are overdue by one week will receive a grade reduced by 20% of that which it would have been assigned if it had been turned in on time. Reports overdue by TWO Weeks will receive NO credit. An outline describing required lab report content can be found in your lab manual. Here is a lab report template and sample report in MS Word format or PDF. Reports which DO NOT follow the content and format guidelines WILL BE RETURNED to the student without being graded. RESUBMISSION of a complete report is expected and can be assigned a maximum grade of 80% of the "on-time" grade.


Two exams will be given during the duration of the course, a midterm exam and a final exam, both closed book and closed notes. A date for the midterm exam will be announced at least two weeks prior to being given. Makeup exams are rarely given.


Attendance at lab sessions is graded.

Honor Code

You are encouraged to collaborate with other students on homework, labs, and your project. All the work on your lab report must be your own original work. The normal honor code applies to all tests. Any suspected infractions of the George Mason Honor Code will be reported.

Students with Disabilities

If you need special assistance, please inform the instructor soon so that something can be worked out.

Grading Policy

Lab Work 30%; Midterm Exam 30%; Final Exam 40%


Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design with CD-ROM by Stephen Brown, Zvonko Vranesic, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 3rd edition (April, 2009), ISBN 978-0-07-722143-0.

Copyright © 2008 Jens-Peter Kaps
last updated: August 28th, 2008