Electronics and Communication Engineering, TMSL

Infrastructure & Laboratory facilities

  • 8 days Training program on Enterprise IoT from 11th June 2018
  • 8 days Training program on Enterprise IoT from 15th June 2017

Departmental Infrastructure

Laboratories

ECE Department embodies high quality laboratories to cater to all the courses being taught by this department, both intra and inter departmental.

The following laboratories are presently functional at the ECE department:

1. RF and Microwave lab :

The focus of the RF and Microwave Laboratory at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, TMSL is to enrich the students with scientific studies of RF and microwave frequencies. The major laboratory experiments are to study the characteristics of a Reflex Klystron oscillator, Gunn-oscillator, X-band waveguide test bench. The laboratory also facilitate experimental/simulation study of filter (LPF, HPF, BPF) response.

Major Equipment :

  1. Power meter with sensor X-band
  2. Spectrum Analyzer
  3. Klystron based microwave test bench
  4. Gunn based microwave test bench

2. Basic Electronics Engineering Lab :

Basic Electronics Engineering Laboratory engages undergraduate students of all technical disciplines to perform basic experiments related to diodes (Junction, Zener) and transistors (BJT in different configurations and FET) which aids in understanding of the circuit behavior at component level. The experiments range from realization of I-V characteristics of diodes, input and output characteristics of transistors to verification of De Morgan’s Theorem and realization of Boolean functions using Logic Gates.

Major Equipment :

  1. Function Generator
  2. Oscilloscope
  3. LCR meter

3. Design Lab :

This laboratory extends a strong foundation for electronic engineers enabling the students understand the fundamentals of electronics. The Design Lab is where our students gain practical experience in the use of basic hardware components. Through experiments, students become familiar with single stage audio frequency voltage amplifier with BJT, complimentary symmetry power amplifier with pre amplifier, adder and subtractor, comparator, 555 based monostable and astable of duty cycle below and above 50%, multiplexers, demultiplexers and sequence detector. The students also design and implement a BCD to 7-segment decoder with basic and universal gates (utilizing minimum number of ICs and inputs).

Major Equipment :

  1. Function Generator
  2. Cathode Ray Oscilloscope

4. Antenna and Propagation Lab :

The Antenna and Propagation laboratory curriculum has been designed so that students are able to gain hands-on experience using modern testing equipment and technology. The objective of this laboratory course is to learn the Standing Wave Pattern along a transmission line under various conditions, namely, when the line is open-circuited, short-circuited and terminated by a resistive load at the load end. The students also observe the radiation pattern of different types of antennas like dipole antenna, folded-dipole antenna, 3-element, 5-element and 7-elementYagi-Uda Antenna and Pyramidal Horn Antenna. The students in this laboratory become acquainted with oscilloscopes, signal generators and spectrum analyzers through the conducted experiments. Matlab is used in this laboratory to study smith chart simulation of single and double stub matching.

Major Equipment :

  1. Simple Antenna
  2. Dipole Antenna
  3. Folded Dipole Antenna
  4. Yagi-Uda Antenna (3-element, 5 element, 7 element)
  5. Spectrum Analyzer

5. VLSI Design lab :

VLSI Design Laboratory has been setup in order to facilitate the students to be familiar with Spice simulation tool and EDA tools for VLSI design /FPGA based system design. In this laboratory students design different basic CMOS gates, CMOS Full adder, and CMOS Flip flops (R-S, D, J-K) in the VLSI domain. It is also intended to implement and validate the simulation of a 12 bit CPU on FPGA. This lab provides basic and advanced facilities in the area of device modeling, simulation and various aspects of advanced VLSI design as per the curriculum.

Major Equipment :

  1. Xilinx System Edition 11.1 i
  2. TANNER software

6. Solid state device laboratory :

Students are encouraged to understand the application of BJT and JFET as amplifier. Output V-I characteristics of BJT in common emitter mode is studied and used along with the load line to build a BJT amplifier. Experiment is set to evaluate the performance parameters of BJT. Software simulation experiments are set to draw and study the C-V characteristics curves of VARACTOR diode and MOS capacitor.

Major Equipment :

  1. Function Generator
  2. Cathode Ray Oscilloscope

7. Digital Electronics and Integrated circuit lab :

This Lab familiarizes the students with the fundamentals of digital electronics and aspects of integrated circuit realization. The integrated circuits laboratory is well equipped to realize the basic logic gates using Universal gates, RS-JK and D flip flops, Asynchronous and Synchronous Up/Down counter, Ring counter and Johnson’s counter etc. The lab is also equipped to perform digital IC related experiments to implement code conversion, four-bit parity generator and comparator circuits, simple adders, subtractor, decoder, multiplexer circuits using logic gates and sequential counter with irregular sequences.

Major Equipment :

  1. IC tester
  2. Pulse generator
  3. Logic Probe

8. Microprocessor and Microcontroller lab :

This Lab introduces the assembly language programming of 8085 Microprocessor and 8051 Microcontroller. This will also help the students to acquire the basic concepts of Microprocessor and to develop assembly language programming skills. Students will work with standard Microprocessor real time interfaces including PPI, serial ports, digital - to - analog converters and analog - to - digital converters. The lab will also provide practical training on interfacing the IO peripherals with the 8085 Microprocessors so as to enable them to do real time applications using Microprocessor as well as Microcontroller.

Major Equipment :

  1. 8085 based Microprocessor Trainer kit( Model ESA 85-2) Maker – ESA
  2. 8051 Family microcontroller trainer kit.( Model ESA 31 ) Maker – ESA
  3. ESA Study Card for 8255
  4. ESA 8 channel 12 bit ADC
  5. ESA Make Keyboard Interface
  6. ESA Traffic light Interface
  7. Computers
  8. 8085 SIMULATOR
  9. 8051 SIMULATOR.(KEIL)

9. Analog Electronics circuit lab :

This lab will enable students to design and test diode circuits, rectifiers, clipping & clamping circuits and voltage regulators. Students will also acquire the ability to compute the parameters from the characteristics of BJT and FET devices. They can design, test and evaluate BJT amplifiers and power amplifiers. Experiments with operational amplifier and timer IC (NE555) will give the flavour of the IC based electronic circuits to the students.

Major Equipment :

  1. Dual Channel Oscilloscope
  2. Function Generator

10. Analog communication lab :

This laboratory course provides practical hands on exposure to communication system building blocks. The focus of this lab is to introduce students with implementation of practical concepts that are taught in theory and the students will be able to relate the theoretical concepts of AM, DSB-SC, SSB and FM modulations with practical experiments. They can also compare different modulation techniques and to recognize advantages and disadvantages of the individual techniques. Experiments with superheterodyne receiver will help the students to get acquainted with modern communication system.

Major Equipment :

  1. Programmable function Generator
  2. Spectrum Analyzer
  3. Automatic Distortion & level Meter
  4. Digital Storage oscilloscope

11. Digital communication lab :

This laboratory course enriches the students with in-depth knowledge in digital communication systems at the practical level. This lab focuses the fundamental concepts on Pulse modulations, shift keying techniques, source coding techniques and error-control coding techniques.

Major Equipment :

  1. CDMA Direct Spread Spectrum Trainer
  2. Programmable function Generator
  3. Spectrum Analyzer
  4. Automatic Distortion & level meter
  5. Digital Storage oscilloscope

12. Control System lab :

Control System Laboratory exposes students to study the fundamentals of Control System using MATLAB and PSPICE software. There is a wide range of experiments in this Lab to encourage the student to formulate transfer function for given control system problems and to plot its pole zero map. Students are exposed to find time response characteristics of a given control system model. Experiments on Root locus, Bode plot, Nyquist plot are done exhaustively to understand the system stability for different applications.

Major Equipment :

  1. Computers with relevant software

13. Project Lab :

Students perform project during their final year (7th and 8th semester). Students are provided with brief idea of various fields for selecting the project domain. The faculty members encourage students to carry out in house projects and provide supports for all necessary soft-wares and hard-wares. Students are encouraged to publish their project work in reputed journals/conferences. They are also encouraged to avail the institutional fund for their project work.

Titles of Best Projects :

Academic Year Project Titles
2018-19
  • A Novel IoT and AI Based Smart Urban Waste Management System.
  • Digital Scarecrow-An IoT Based Power Efficient Wireless Framework of Intelligent Water Saving and Garden Controller.
  • Detection of heart beat irregularities
2017-18
  • Design and Remote Monitoring of a Live Weather Station with Forecast Alert Facility
  • Automatic Medication Management and Passive Remote Monitoring to Enable Independent Living of Healthcare Patient
2016-17
  • A Model on Controlling Street Lights and Speed Detection of cars in presence of any objects
  • Noise Removal in Images
  • Arduino based Home Automation using voice recognition

14. Circuit theory and Network lab :

This laboratory experiments are set to focus on the understanding and application of the principles of circuit theory and network analysis. The purpose of this lab is to introduce students with implementation of practical concepts that are taught in theory. This lab is equipped with apparatus to study the characteristics of series and parallel resonant circuits, impedance (Z), and admittance (Y) parameters of two-port networks and transient response in R-L & R-C networks. The students are also taught to use MATLAB to solve various problems using Laplace Transform and Inverse Laplace Transform.

Major Equipment :

  1. Computer with relevant simulation software

15. Signals and systems lab :

The Signals and Systems Lab undertakes study in the area of signal processing techniques for communication. The experiments in this laboratory will enable the students to study and understand the theory behind signals and systems as well as validate the theory with real-world examples. The laboratory experiments cover Z- transform of sinusoidal signals and step functions, Fourier and Laplace transformations of a signal, convolution theorem in time and frequency domain, sampling theorem, LPF and HPF, band pass and reject filters using RC circuits filters.

Major Equipment :

  1. Computer with relevant simulation software

16. Digital signal processing lab :

The Digital Signal Processing Lab helps in understanding the processing of message signal for communication. Before implementing the data on hard projects, it is simulated & verified in this lab. This lab is fully equipped with required software’s & tools like Xilinx and VHDL with favorable environment. The course covers digital signal operations like z-transform, DFTs, IDFTs, linear and circular convolution and design topics such as Butterworth filter design with different set of parameters and FIR filter design using rectangular, Hamming and Blackman windows. Additionally, the students study how to write and execute small programs related to arithmetic operations and convolution using Assembly Language of TMS320C 5416/6713 Processor.

Major Equipment :

  1. Computer with relevant software

Centre of Excellence

Department has three Specialized Laboratories in collaboration with relevant industry to promote research facility as well as focused faculty and student development program.

1. Centre of Excellence: BOT Lab

This laboratory is the Centre of Excellence on Robot Process Automation (RPA) tools and technology in collaboration with Automation Anywhere. This lab is used for conducting Training program on RPA to create an ecosystem of RPA aspirants and make resources available to our partners/clients. The Centre offers an AAU Certified Essential RPA Professional Training Program (20 hours) focusing on the knowledge and comprehension level information, covering few essential features and functions of the product. The training program provides a mixture of theoretical knowledge and simple to medium complexity practice exercises.

2. Centre of Excellence: IOT Lab :

Internet of Things (IoT) is the future of connectivity. The IoT is a giant network of connected things and people – all of which collect and share data about the way they are used and about the environment around them. The IoT lab of the ECE department enables one to explore different aspects and develop different applications in IoT field.The lab provides a boost to the technology ecosystem, spruce up academia-industry collaboration and bolster the Digital India initiative. The Centre also targets to carry out research activities especially in collaboration with industry, to run different training courses like FSP, FDP on IoT as well as to attend workshops on Arduino based IoT and Raspberry Pi.

3. Centre of Excellence: Intel FPGA UAP

The concept of Reconfigurable Technology becomes extremely popular in Research Centre as well as academics. The department hosts an INTEL FPGA UAP lab for conducting practical experiments on FPGA Boards and Advanced Computer Architecture. This provides a comprehensive development platform to accelerate Reconfigurable Technology and technology with hardware development boards, software and system on Programmable Chip Development Tools Suite, embedded processors, on-board memory, a vast set of I/O pins, and a wide range of standard and research oriented Intel-FPGA intellectual property (IP). Configurable embedded processors aid to create a microprocessor-based system that is customized to match application requirements. System on Programmable Chip by system generation tool automates IP configuration and integration. More IP cores offered that can be used off-the-shelf to create a hardware system in just minutes using SOPC Builder. The suitable design software can minimize power, optimize speed, and reduce system compilation times in FPGA design.

Seminar Hall

A seminar hall is established in the departmental premises to conduct various workshops, seminars and other official functions. This hall is equipped with modern facilities accommodating around 120 people at a time.

Smart Classroom

Interactive learning facilities are provided through the departmental Smart Classroom. All possible aspects have taken care of while designing the smart classroom so that the students learn effectively from faculty members and get a facility of participative learning. The classroom is spacious and equipped with overhead LCD projector along with proper audio-video facility.

Meeting Room

A well-organized meeting room is available for departmental and extra-departmental meetings.

Departmental Library

In addition to the central library, a parallel learning resource is available in the form of departmental library which constitutes robust collections of books and magazines in the related fields. The library supports teaching and research activities of faculty members and students of the department through online journal subscription facility. Also a central online portal system with lists of books is available for easy access of the resources.