The department has a very strong team focusing on research based VLSI Design.
The VLSI design lab is equipped with state of the art computing platforms and hardware and software tools for ASIC and FPGA development.
The VLSI design lab is equipped with a torrent of development platforms and EDA tools including latest releases of Synopsys ASIC design Tools, Mentor Graphics toolset for HDL design and FPGA prototyping, XILINX FPGA kits and the XILINX ISE and EDK platform tools, DSP kits from Texas Instruments etc.
The graduate and undergraduate curriculum offers a wide variety of electives focusing on various aspects of VLSI design for students to choose from. Some of the electives include Integrated Circuit Fabrication Technology, CMOS IC Design, Advanced Digital Design and HDLs, USB System Architecture and Design and Superscalar Processor Architecture.
The lab timings are highly flexible for the students to spend ample time validating their ideas. The entire system is designed to seamlessly identify capable students right during their undergraduate days, and train them in emerging technologies. Opportunity is also provided for bright students to work in various real-time research and development projects.
Some of the recent designs to site that rolled out from the undergraduate VLSI design team include a fully configurable FFT processor, FPGA based Digital Mammogram analyzer, a Superscalar implementation of the MIPS processor etc.