New Keysight Technologies electronics equipment donated to School

Doug Baney of Keysight Technologies cuts ribbon, surrounded by staff from the School of Engineering's Electronics and Electrical Engineering staff team
Doug Baney of Keysight Technologies cuts ribbon to mark the donation of a suite of new electronics and electrical engineering equipment

The School of Engineering has received new equipment from Keysight Technologies, and a suite of the School’s previous electrical and electronics equipment has been donated to local schools through the zero-waste charity Reuse Scotland.

A joint investment between the School of Engineering and Keysight Technologies has equipped our Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EEE) Teaching Laboratory with the new Keysight Smart Bench Essentials test and measurement instruments.

Keysight’s donation will support the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught students’ studies using Keysight’s technology, which harnesses the power of industry-grade instruments and software, ensuring students have access to real-world tools for advanced experimentation, data collection, and comprehensive research for their courses and projects.

The equipment upgrade will also benefit student societies including After Hours Club, offering engineering students from all disciplines a chance to hone their electronics skills and add a new dimension to their engineering projects and assignments.

The donation is part of Keysight’s mission to provide solutions to connect and secure the world. This begins with the universities, where students receive experiential training to contribute to society’s advancement.

Keysight's donation of Smart Bench Essentials test and measurement instruments to the University of Edinburgh

Local schools gain new teaching resources

The School’s previous equipment (pictured below) donated to local schools will enable young people in secondary schools across Edinburgh to gain hands-on experience of electronics, enriching their early experience of STEM subjects by providing access to university-level kits.

The hardware includes signal generators – electronic devices which produce repeating or non-repeating waveforms – and oscilloscopes, which test and display voltage signals as waveforms, allowing pupils to visualise and understand the variation of voltage over time.

A collection of electronics equipment including signal generators and oscilloscopes

Used electronics and electrical equipment donated to local schools by the University of Edinburgh.

Director of Discipline for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Professor James Hopgood, said:

“Our electronics teaching laboratories are at the heart our degree programmes, providing a unique hands-on student experience, that will develop lifelong professional skills that make our graduates highly employable in a growing industry in the UK and worldwide. Our mission is to provide teaching laboratories of the highest quality, meeting industry standards and expectations. The joint investment with Keysight not only helps meet this ambition but demonstrates to current and potential students the value that the sector places on our EEE graduates.”

Doug Baney, Corporate Director of Education at Keysight Technologies, added:

“This new lab provides student training on the same type of equipment used in industry. So, when they start their jobs, they’ll have confidence in their abilities to work with professional test tools used in design and manufacturing. This has driven engagement with the University of Edinburgh. Keysight’s mission to offer solutions to connect and secure the world begins with universities.”

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