Education and research equipment

Computer systems for information education

The School is equipped with 86 Internet-connected terminals (PCs) for practical training. These are used for lectures and exercises that incorporate practical computer training sessions such as computer literacy sessions using Linux/Windows, programming exercises, and student experiments. Efforts are made to teach everything from PC basics to advanced applied technologies relating to computers. This system is available for use 24 hours a day, and for convenience, can be accessed via ports within the School premises (to which students can connect their notebook PCs) and via the Information Media Center from outside the School premises.

System LSI design education and research

The School is provided with the most advanced VLSI design equipment as the Hokuriku District sub-center of the VLSI Design and Education Center, which joins together the Tokyo University and other nine universities nationwide. Systematic lectures provide an understanding of the design of VLSI structures, and can be accessed 24 hours a day, for classes and student experiments. We can produce VLSI chips in cooperation with semiconductor manufacturers, and make available system LSI chips that are full of students' ideas and imagination.

Nanoprocess and VLSI evaluation facilities

These facilities are provided with equipment for developing and evaluating new electronic materials and devices, for submicron microfabrication processes (nanoprocesses), and for very large scale integration (VLSI) evaluation. The facilities are used to create solar battery materials, as well as new electronic and optical thin films, and to research optical devices such as semiconductor lasers and optical integrated circuits, as well as ultrafast electronic devices.

Facilities for electromagnetic and acoustic experiments

Electromagnetic and acoustic experiments require isolation from external electric waves and noise so that accurate measurements can be made. To this end, the facilities offer a magnetically shielded chamber, radio anechoic chamber, acoustic anechoic chamber, and sound-proof chamber. The facilities are used for research such as antenna radio propagation characteristic analysis, electromagnetic wave and acoustic signal frequency analysis, and speaker characteristic analysis, as well as for student experiments.

Equipments for genetic engineering experiments

For DNA and gene researches, the determination of DNA sequences and the amplification of specific DNA region are often required. “Automated DNA sequencer” can determine DNA sequences by applying a laser to fluorescent labeled DNA. “Thermal cycler” can replicate a specific DNA region by several million-fold using an enzyme from heat-resistant bacteria. These equipments for genetic engineering experiments are available for student experiments and graduation work.

Large-scale computer system for bioinformatics

Computational analysis of biomedical data frequently requires large-scale computation due to the enormous number of possible combinations of data. To support research that would be unrealistic with a single computer, the school offers facilities supporting large-scale parallel computation. These facilities are available for student experiments and graduation work.