Electronics Workshop

Organizational Unit

The purpose of the Electronics Workshop is the manufacture and assembly of the electronic equipment and systems necessary for the scientific projects in which the IAC participates. It also provides services to companies and other agencies by developing specific electronic equipment not commercially available. For designing electronics components and boards, the workshop technicians have workstations with specific computer applications for the realization of electronic detailed diagrams, printed circuit board (PCB) design and technical documentation. For the realization of assemblies there are four workstations fully equipped with welders, power supplies, multimeters, smoke filtration stations, as well as the necessary tools and instrumentation for the construction, assembly of components, wiring, and verification of electronic modules. As an auxiliary infrastructure, there is a small machining workshop for drilling, cutting, sanding, etc. the modules and boxes housing the electronic components. Finally, the workshop is also used to work with microcontrollers, programming of automata, circuit inspecting, and assembly and repair surface mount technology (SMD) circuits.

Related Technical facility
General view of the electronic design laboratory with several workbenches, electronic racks and cabinets for components and electronic parts
Electronic Design Laboratory

The laboratory has the necessary infrastructures for the development, integration and verification of electronic systems

View of the soldering station. Mobile head on a rail with a small spotlight to illuminate the metal surface over which it moves
SMA/SMT soldering station

The soldering stations are used during manufacturing and/or repairing electronic boards with surface mounting technology.

Related Capability
Image of an engineer working on the electronics of the adaptive optics system for GTC in the laboratory. Engineer sitting working on a computer with an open electronics cabinet at his side
Design, development and manufacture of electronic systems

Within its capacity of building scientific instrumentation, the IAC has extensive experience in the design and development of electronic systems in general and, especially, for astronomical instruments and devices