Electronics & Communication Engineering Department : Lab Infrastructure
Basic of Electrical Engineering Lab
The basic electrical lab is one of the first electrical engineering lab courses students will take. In this lab, students become familiar with making basic electrical measurements using laboratory instruments such as digital multimeters (DMMs), power supplies and different experimental kits. Once they’ve developed some competence in the use of these tools, students begin learning how basic components such as resistors, choke coils, three phase circuits, etc. By the end of their lab coursework, students should be able to design and use of basic electrical circuits and has the skills necessary to measure and characterize their designs.
Analog Circuits, Electronics Devices and Instrumentation Lab
This lab provides basic and advanced facilities for UG coursework related experiments, project work and research facilities in the area of device modeling. This lab can be used by students to enhance their skill and improvement in implementation of module. The objective of the lab is to prepare student with device modeling, simulation, synthesis, and implementation of module with P Spice tools.
In VLSI Design Lab, the main research focus is in the areas of analog and digital design. All major VLSI Cad vendor's tool licenses (Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor, Agilent, Magma, Xilinx etc) are hosted here. Lab provides basic and advanced facilities for UG coursework related experiments, project work and research facilities in the area of device modeling simulation and various aspects of front end VLSI design flow.
Microprocessor & Lab
Microprocessor laboratory is equipped with 8086 microprocessor kits, interfacing devices, Macro Assembler. The students gain programming skills in 8086 Assembly Language and Interfacing with various devices such as Stepper Motor, Analog-to-Digital converter, Seven Segment display. The students have in depth knowledge in writing and executing 8086 Assembly Language programs with 8086 Macro Assembler. Students also do C programs using PC’s
Digital Signal Processing Lab
The DSP lab has both software and a hardware component. In the software part, students carry out a number of computer experiments written in C or MATLAB, illustrating some of the fundamental concepts and applications of digital signal processing, such as quantization, sampling and aliasing, block processing by convolution, real-time filtering on a sample-by-sample basis, signal enhancement and noise reduction filters, direct, canonical, and cascade realizations of digital filters, spectral analysis by the DFT and FFT, the design of FIR and IIR digital filters, and digital audio effect applications, such as dynamic range control. The choice and number of computer experiments may vary from year to year. The hardware part of the lab illustrates the programming of real-time signal processing algorithms on the Texas Instruments TMS320C6713 floating-point DSP. Programming of the DSP chip is done primarily in C (and some assembly) using the Code Composer Studio integrated development environment.
Embedded Controller Lab
The Embedded Systems programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computer systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components
More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Embedded systems are used everywhere, including a wide variety of personal and industrial systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, mobile telephones down to the smallest radio transceiver, elevators, health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user. The goal of the ES major is to give students a holistic, system-based, and multidisciplinary view on embedded systems, their development, and their integration.
The hardware part of the lab illustrates the programming of real-time systems operations on the Microcontroller ARM LPC 1768 and Microcontroller 8051. Programming of the Controller chip is done primarily in C (and some assembly) using the µ-vision (version3/4) integrated development environment.
The laboratory consists of hands-on assignments which accompany the lectures of ESE170. The goal is to illustrate concepts discussed in the class and to give students the opportunity to build and test real systems. Lab exercises make use of the Xilinx ISE tool chain, which is a powerful state-of-the-art CAD tool for designing and implementing digital systems on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) boards. The ESE undergraduate lab (Frederick Ketterer Lab) is equipped with the Xilinx ISE software tools. The system consists of an integrated set of tools that allows one to capture designs with schematic entry or a Hardware Description Language (HDL), and simulate, implement and test these designs. The use of programmable logic devices takes away the tedious task of wire wrapping individual gates and allows one to concentrate on the creative part of designing the circuits. The lab assignments will introduce you gradually to the Xilinx tools and will serve to illustrate the material covered in class. The first set of labs deal with combinational circuits and the second set introduces sequential circuits. This course uses an FPGA board, which has a Xilinx Virtex2P chip on-board.
Digital Electronics Lab
This course provides a lab that allows students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of digital electronics. Emphasis is placed on number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (AD) and digital to analog (DA) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of digital fundamentals.
Digital Communication Lab/ Analog Communication Lab
Communication Laboratory (Lab) is catering to the needs of facilities in communication field by training its students to make valuable contribution. This lab is used by students of different branches like Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation and Computer Science. This lab is equipped with Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, cathode-ray oscilloscope, Function generators & various kits for implementing and understanding Communication circuits/ techniques. It helps the students to enhance their knowledge about various Communication techniques like AM, FM, PM, DSB-SC, SSB-SC, PAM, PPM, PWM, PCM etc. All the experiments prescribed in & beyond the curriculum are performed. The objective of this lab is to prepare its students with good foundation in Communication field. Also, it provides adequate opportunities for Students / Research Scholar to learn and innovate in Communication field.