Resources at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING(DSP) LAB

The laboratory provides a platform for the students and researchers to study and explore both hardware and software techniques. DSP trainer kits and evaluation boards in the Lab serve as tools for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to implement Real-time project work in areas like Bio-medical Engineering, Speech, and Image Processing. In addition to the hardware tools, the laboratory has the latest version of Matlab software with all major toolboxes to facilitate simulation of DSP systems.

Some of the major research areas in the lab includes:

  1. Speech Processing
  2. Speaker Identification
  3. VLSI Signal Processing
  4. Disease Classification using Wavelet based algorithms
  5. Image Processing
  6. Bio Signal Prcessing
  7. Non Destructive Testing
  8. Wavelet based System development for Wireless Communication

VLSI DESIGN CENTER

The VLSI Design centre is equipped with the state of the art computing infrastructure and software tools covering different phases of the VLSI Design flow. The centre has around 80 high-end PCs and Five server class machines that cater to the requirements of Laboratory courses in the B.Tech and M.Tech (VLSI Design) curriculum as well as projects and research work. The following software/equipment are available in the lab:

  1. Mentor Graphics tools for design, testing and verification under the HEP programme (25 Licenses) comprising of the tools such as ModelSim HDL Simulator, LeoSpec Synthesizer, Precision Synthesis, Platform Express, HDL Designer Series, Seamless, System vision, Design for Test etc.
  2. Xilinx FPGA Synthesis software
  3. Xilinx Spartan 2, Spartan 3 and Virtex 5 FPGA kits
  4. Altera Cyclone FPGA kits and design software

The VLSI Design Group and VLSI CAD and Testing group in the ECE department are actively involved in research activities in frontline areas of VLSI Design. Several faculty members are pursuing research in frontline areas such as VLSI Signal Processing, Low Power VLSI Design, VLSI Testing and Fault Simulation, Hardware implementation of Neural networks, High Level Synthesis, Reconfigurable systems etc.

The centre also carries out some collaborative projects with the TIFAC-Core Centre for Excellence in Cyber Security in the area of cryptographic systems. The centre has been selected for funding from Government of India. It is proposed to further enhance the computing infrastructure and software and hardware facilities in the centre under this scheme. As part of the continuing efforts to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field and give students exposure to industry standard tools it is proposed to acquire a new suite of state of the art back-end tools for layout design, parasitic extraction, circuit simulation, power analysis etc. Also it is planned to augment the existing hardware with the addition of the latest families of FPGAs and some diagnostic equipment.

MICROWAVE LAB, MICROWAVE AND RF LABORATORY

This is one of the seven labs in the department of ECE, emphasizing the electromagnetic applications in communication engineering. The lab is equipped with X band Microwave benches, Antennas, Signal generators like Klystron and Gunn diodes. The necessary Electromagnetic simulation tools are also available for practical and projects. The Applied Electromagnetic Research Group (AERG) is the research group of this lab, started its activity in March 2008. Apart form academic activities; the main goal of this group is to generate financial support for pursuing research and development activities in the area of radio frequency engineering. The academic interest and area of this group include Electromagnetic properties of Materials, Microwave Absorbers, Microstrip antennas and devices.

PROCESS CONTROL LAB

Process control laboratory contains experimental setups to introduce to the students the concepts of basic, advanced and computer based process control. The lab has a facility for conducting experiments for studying flow control, pressure control, level control, PID controller tuning, Cascade control, feed-forward control and ratio control strategies. The students can learn computer control concepts like SCADA and DDC. The laboratory has a fully licensed version of industry standard SCADA/HMI software form Invensys group, Wonderware Intouch.

The laboratory is also equipped with various sensors like LVDT, Binocular load cell with strain gauges, reaction type torque sensor, strain gauge based pressure sensors, (including a capacitance based HART enabled DP transmitter), flow sensors like orifice, venturi, pitot-tube, temperature sensors like thermocouple, thermistor and RTD. Other equipment in the lab include DC bridges like Wheatstone and Kelvin's bridges, AC bridges like Schering and Andersons bridges. The lab also includes a Dead weight pressure gauge calibrator capable of calibrating pressure gauges upto 100 Kg/cm2.

MICROPROCESSORS LAB

This laboratory caters to the academic and research requirements in the field of Microprocessors and Microcontrollers at the undergraduate level. Trainer kits available are the Microprocessor trainer kits - 8085, 8086, Z80; Microcontroller trainer kits-8051.The experiments are carried out on the MPLAB simulator. The PIC Prog programmer is used to program the microcontroller, PIC16F877 or PIC16F877A. This laboratory is equipped with PCs running PIC simulation tools, ICD2 debugger, programmer board based on 8085, 8086 and 8051The machines available in this laboratory are also loaded with ORCAD & PSPICE, which are used by the student for their circuit function verification. The students can do both simulation experiments and hardware based experiments such as interfacing motors, displays, sensors etc.

BASIC ELECTRONICS LAB

Basic Electronics Lab is utilized by the undergraduate students mainly during the first and second year of their study. Basic experiments that help the students understand the working and application of electronic devices are conducted here. The lab is well equipped with Oscilloscopes, function generators, regulated power supplies and trainer kits etc. to carry out such experiments.

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS LAB

Digital Electronics Lab is utilized by the undergraduate students mainly during the second year of their study. Basic experiments that help the students understand the working and application of electronic devices are conducted here. The lab is well equipped with Oscilloscopes, function generators, regulated power supplies and trainer kits etc. to carry out such experiments.

Research Labs

  • VLSI Design Center
  • Biomedical & Instrumentation
  • Radio Frequency and Microwaves
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Communication Systems
  • Microprocessor & Microcontroller
  • Digital System Design
  • Basic Electronics and Circuit
  • Process Control and Instrumentation
  • SPONSORED LABS
  • Machine Intelligence Lab (DRDO &NPMASS)
  • Atmel MCU Lab - (Part of VLSI Lab)