• VSRC Electronics Module
    VSRC Electronics Module

    Director: Yuhua Zhang, PhD
    Email: zhanghua@uab.edu
    Phone: 205-996-8663

    Website -  http://www.uab.edu/vsrc/support-modules

    Contact
    Abdin Yildirim, PhD
    yildirim@uab.edu
    205-934-5537

    The VSRC Electronics Module designs and constructs analog/digital devices as well as research instrumentation to very stringent specifications. There is no fee for the services provided to VSRC members and their staff; however a small fee may apply to non-stock materials. The module also offers the expertise in repair and maintenance of existing electronic or electromechanical equipment ranging from pH meters and tabletop centrifuges to autoclaves, personal computers, and mass spectrometers.

    Examples for repair/service projects:

    • Data acquisition equipmentAC/DC signal amplifiers, filters, head stages
    • Temperature controllers, voltage/current amplifiers and stimulators
    • Centrifuges, microfuges, and chillers
    • HPLC, Liquid scintillation counters
    •  Lasers, NMR, Mass spectrometers
    • Fraction collectors
    •  Spectrophotometer, photo detectors, and radiation detectors
    • Gel boxes for electrophoresis power supplies for electrophoresis

    The VSRC-Electronics Module is staffed by an experienced engineer who provides a variety of support functions ranging from basic electronics to the newest surface mount technology (SMT). The engineer works closely with the scientists from initial ideas to completion to produce quality instruments that meet exact specifications. The main goal is to support members with design, fabrication, or modification of electronic instruments that they are not commercially available.

    Equipment

    • 4-Ch. 150 MHz. Digital storage oscilloscope.
    • 4-Ch. 200MHz. Digital storage oscilloscope.
    • 2MHz synthesized function generator.
    • Universal device and Microcontroller programmer.
    • Microcontroller and DSP Developement Systems
    • Various bench power supplies
    • Various DMM and L-C-R Meters
    • SMT assembly/repair microscope (80x).
    • Diverse measurement clips, cable sets, oscilloscope probes, cable adapters.
    Center Affiliation
    Vision Science Research Center

    Grant Affiliation
    NIH/NEI P30 EY03039

    Serves - UAB Internal Only