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.
The laboratory has the necessary infrastructures for the development, integration and verification of electronic systems
The soldering stations are used during manufacturing and/or repairing electronic boards with surface mounting technology.
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