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Electronics Laboratory

Electronics Laboratory is one of our state-of-the-art laboratories, specially designed for electronic circuits related courses. Our modernized laboratory has 35 sets of NI ELVIS boards connected with 35 different computers. We make sure that every student gets to understand and analyse the laboratory experiments in the best possible way. In this lab, we use highly sophisticated NI ELVIS trainer boards to demonstrate the concepts taught to the students. Using these boards, students can explore fundamental topics and apply them for quickly designing practical circuits based on ICs and other electronic components. NI ELVIS boards are connected to a LabView software so that students can experience software and hardware simulations for the designed circuit. Currently, this laboratory is being used for basic electronics and digital electronics courses. Our students perform experiments like clipper-clamper, rectifiers, multiplexers, counters, static RAM, and many more in this laboratory.

Communications Systems Laboratory

Our Communication Systems Laboratory is one of the cornerstone laboratories of the department. The modern state of the art laboratory is suited to give students a practical hands-on experience in building communication systems starting with basic building blocks for implementing and verifying various modulation schemes such as amplitude modulation and frequency modulation, usage of phased locked loops used for synchronizing circuits as well as for sampling of analog signals. In other words the lab provides equipment starting with building blocks that would drive analog television broadcast using vestigial sideband modulation or FM radio broadcast using frequency modulation.

The world today is more inclined towards digital communication and hence the lab is equipped with devices keeping in sync with the emerging technologies where students can play around and verify relevant modulation techniques such as Phase Shift Keying (PSK), Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM), etc. However before getting their hands dirty in exploring these modern communication techniques the lab provides opportunity to experiment with the methods for converting an analog signal (something that is eligible to humans) to digital signals (a stream of 1’s and 0’s) and observe the same using the latest Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes from Tectronics. The laboratory also provides equipment to test the effect of noise in any communication system and how it can be mitigated or combated using error correcting and detecting codes.

The laboratory provides a very strong base to all the budding communication engineers abetting their appetite for designing better communication systems. The multiple equipment set for each experiment makes sure that the groups are never too large and students can work individually on something too if they so wish. The spacious laboratory with comfortable sitting and ability to move around freely provides an experience that is unmatched and something that the students will cherish for years to come.

Microprocessor/Microcontroller Interface Lab

The Microprocessor is one of the core subjects of Electronics & Communication Engineering discipline. This subject required hands on experience which is enabled by the Microprocessor/Microcontroller Interface lab. In the lab students understand the internal organization of INTEL 8085, 8086 Microprocessors and Assembly Language Programs using the instruction sets of both processors and to study the interfacing of the processor with various peripheral devices.

Microprocessor laboratory is equipped with 8085 Microprocessor kits, Interfacing devices, Macro Assembler and PC's. The students gain programming skills in 8085 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.

Microwave Laboratory

Microwave engineering pertains to the study and design of microwave circuits, components, and systems. The short wavelengths involved distinguish this discipline from Electronic engineering. This is because there are different interactions with circuits, transmissions and propagation characteristics at microwave frequencies. The objective of the lab is to demonstrate the electromagnetic propagation using microwave sources and antennas at S and X bands frequencies. The Microwave lab is equipped with microwave sources, guiding structures and Microwave Measurement units. All three components are assembled in a setup called Microwave Test bench.

The Microwave laboratory, dept. of ECE SRM-AP, contains 14 test bench setups. Each setup consists of various components such as Klystron/Gunn power supply, Klystron mount tube, isolator, variable attenuator, frequency meter, slotted line section, VSWR meter, and CRO. The Microwave test bench used to perform different experiments such as Characteristics of Reflex Klystron/Gunn diode, Magic Tee, directional coupler, circulator, and Measurement of impedance, frequency and S-parameters of E-plane/H-plane Tee. These guiding structures are different cross sections of rectangular waveguide operates in X-band. In addition, the lab is also equipped with automatic antenna turntable which is interfaced with computer. The Antenna turntable ATT-01 operate for 10MHz-8GHz with maximum/minimum power levels 20dBm/-40dBM. The turn table is used to measure the radiation pattern and gain of horn, parabolic, Yagi-Uda, dipole antennas. Antenna turn table can be interfaced with Computer on Serial port and all operation can be conducted through computer. Polar graph and data saved on your System memory.

Digital Signal Processing and VLSI Laboratory

Semiconductor and ESDM is one of the niche technology sectors in the industry. Within the semiconductor and ESDM sector there are multiple technology domains that drive the IC design, test and manufacturing plus electronic component, systems design, manufacturing and assembly, testing and deployment. The key technology areas under Semiconductor and ESDM sector are:
1. Digital Design and Verification
2. Physical Design and Verification
3. Analog circuit and Layout Design
4. Design for Testability
5. Pre-and Post-silicon verification and validation
6. Board System Design (FPGA and Non-FPGA based)
7. Embedded Hardware Design and Board Bring Up
8. Embedded Application Software Development
9. PCB Design
10. PCB Assembly
11. PCB Manufacturing & more
VLSI lab will assist students, research scholars and faculty to acquire the skill desired by Electronic System Design & Manufacturing and Semiconductor industry. VLSI Lab will assist students in mastering all the aspects of Semiconductor design.