Keysight Technologies Donates Equipment to Innovate UC Davis ECE Labs

Finding creative answers to the world's most pressing problems starts with state-of-of-the-art teaching and learning environments

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is working to realize a bold vision for the future, guided by our commitment to academic excellence that has a lasting and far-reaching impact on the world around us. 

Finding creative answers to the world's most pressing problems starts with state-of-of-the-art teaching and learning environments. The department has set an ambitious goal to upgrade five undergraduate teaching labs in Kemper Hall over the next three years. Adaptable spaces and modern equipment are essential to collaborative research and transformative education.

Keysight Technologies equipment
Keysight Technologies, Inc. equipment for 32 workbenches

Shared Vision for the Future

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is committed to building a better planet and supports the next generation of engineers. Keysight Technologies, Inc. contributed to lab upgrades. The upgrades include construction, audio and visual equipment and acquisition of state-of- the-art test and measurement instrumentation for 32 work benches.  

The renovated 939 square foot Keysight Technologies Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Lab 2157 will support more than 550 students across the college, including large ECE classes and ENG courses offered to third and fourth-year students. 

In addition, the upgraded 1,107 square foot  Keysight Technologies Undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering Lab 2161 will support nearly 600 students across the college. 

Kemper Hall Lab
Kemper Hall ECE Lab

Keysight will provide supplemental upgrades and improvements for four additional labs in Kemper Hall to establish exemplary teaching labs for electrical and computer engineering students. 

"We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with Keysight in areas of research and education in microwave and millimeter waves to additional undergraduate instructional labs of critical need to provide even more UC Davis students access to state of the art test and measurement instrumentation," said André Knoesen, department chair of electrical engineering, UC Davis. 

The equipment will provide students maximum hands-on time working with advanced communication methods and research opportunities. 

Dr. Doug Baney, Keysight Corporate Director of Education who spearheaded the donation, states "Keysight's test instruments will enable students to access the same tools used in the industry. As a result, when they graduate, they'll be industry-ready and prepared to innovate and contribute to the advancement of society."

Give Day: Contribute to the Future Generation 

Donors can partner with the department to assist in essential upgrades to state-of-the-art test and measurement instrumentation, workbenches, and audio and visual equipment. Your contribution will support the best hands-on learning experience and ensure that our students receive cutting-edge training in an ever-evolving field.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will utilize all Give Day gifts towards renovating and equipping our other undergraduate labs towards a goal to raise $600,000 over the next three years! Keysight has committed to supplement alumni support to increase the impact on the ECE lab renovations through the provisioning of advanced test instrumentation.  

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Information about Keysight is available at

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