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The Electronics Department

We are a team of seven people to support you with knowledge, experience and facilities in the areas of:

  • Analog and digital electronic engineering
  • Radio frequency and microwave engineering
  • Optics, lasers and photo detectors
  • Micro-positioning (piëzo transducers)
  • Digital signal processing
  • Computer equipment
  • Computer networks
  • Operating systems
  • Software engineering

Together with the Department of Fine Mechanics we are dedicated to support experimental research within the institutes of Biology, Centre for Drug Research, Chemistry, Physics, Leiden Observatory and Sackler Lab.

The Electronics Department (ELD) is hosted by the Institute of Physics (LION) and welcomes you in the Gorlaeus Building, room EE0.05.

Our activities involve dealing with both simple and complex issues of (micro) electronics. We find and solve problems with measurement setups, help to integrate equipment with a measurement setup, develop and manufacture electronic equipment, buy, test, maintain, repair and modify equipment, develop software... and assemble that special cable for you.

Another important aspect of our work is to exchange ideas with you on, for example, measurement techniques and the technical aspects of the measurement setup. In these discussions we can provide information about equipment and software, answer questions about whether the available equipment is useful, and discuss what other means there are to achieve the defined goals.

Experimental research can require specifications that are not available in commercial equipment. In such cases we may develop and build this equipment in close cooperation with you.

Nearly all measurement setups are controlled by one or more computers. Software-support in this area ranges from example programs to complete data-acquisition programs that control a measurement setup, as well as acquire and process measurement data. Also, we provide software-libraries for equipment developed by the ELD to use in applications.

Any question, you're always welcome to contact us.
When you know your way, just contact the ELD member you need.

Head of Department:
ing. René Overgauw, overgauw@eld.physics.LeidenUniv.nl
+31 71 527 5957
Mon Tue Wed Thu/– Fri (8:30–17:00)
Gorlaeus Building, room EE0.05

Visiting Address:
Leiden Institute of Physics
Leiden University
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
The Netherlands

Postal Address:
Electronics Department
P.O. Box 9504
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands