The research, teaching and learning activities in EE6 specialization are focused on techniques for design and development of integrated circuits for various applications. The current activities include study and development of microprocessor architectures along with design, test and verification methodologies, RF and millimeter wave IC design for communication, navigation and imaging applications, electronic and photonic IC design for high-speed wireline and optical interconnects, power amplifiers for wireless communications, CAD (computer aided design) techniques for VLSI design, integrated circuits for biomedical and agricultural applications and IoT, and FPGA based designs for hardware acceleration and AI/ML applications. Various labs in the department are equipped with state-of-the-art test and measurement facilities for research activities in this area. The students working in the area are not only able to conceptualize and design advanced integrated circuits, but are also able test the ICs designed by them using these facilities.
Research Areas The prime focus areas of EmSys Lab are as follows.
Electronic/Embedded system design, prototyping and evaluation, starting from sensor/transducer interfacing to full system development and network of sensor nodes.
Post-silicon validation of Analog/Digital/Mixed-Signal/RF test chips (ASICs) designed by doctoral and graduate students as part of their research thesis or dissertation.
Signal processing, analysis and implementation for various sensing-based applications.
AI for ASIC design, sensor nodes and networks.
Deep learning for Signal and Data Analysis.
More than 20 test ASICs designed by graduate students and Ph.D. scholars have been tested and various performance parameters of the ASICs have been measured in our lab. Several prototypes have been designed and developed using the in-house designed ASICs and sensors/transducers or commercial integrated circuits and sensors/transducers.
Resources and Facilities
IMAGE Hardware Accelerated Verification System and 22 desktop machines from Powai Labs
R&S 3.2 GHz RF Source Generator
Tektronix 1GHz Mixed domain DSO
Keysight, Tektronix and APLab Function Generators (25 MHz to 80 MHz)
Keysight 16802A Logic Analyzer
Keithley Source Meters
Keysight Spectrum Analyzer (Handheld) and SRS Spectrum Analyzer
Agilent precision LCR meter
SRS Digital Lock-in Amplifier
Multi-core computation cluster
Weller Soldering Station
Telsonic Ultrasonic cleaner
Generic Function Generators and DSOs
CADtools for Analog/Digital/Mixed-Signal/RF ASIC Design
CADtools for device level simulations and modelling
Integrated Systems Laboratory at IIT Bombay is a simulations and testing laboratory located in the first floor of the EE Annexe Building. We primarily design and test Passive and Active RF and circuits. We have EM design software like CST Microwave Studio, HFSS and Keysight ADS installed in our lab. We have several Core i7 PC's with augmented RAM's to enable high end computing. We are also in the process of acquiring GPU cluster based high end workstations for enabling fast EM solvers for design at mm wave frequencies. We work closely with the VLSI lab for our RFIC simulations. We work closely with Industry and foreign Universities, with a number of our equipment funded by industry. We expect more industry participation in our research and more test facilities in future.
Design, development and evaluation of Electronic and Embedded Systems.
Prototyping of sensors and systems.
Design of various affordable sensors, interfacing and integrating them within systems.
Various Measurements and Testing of Analog/Digital/Mixed-Signal/RF Test Chips (ASICs) Designed by Ph.D., M.Tech and Dual Degree Students as a Part of Their Research.
Resources and Facilities We specialize in on-chip testing, RF and Analog testing. We have extensive test and measurement facilities.
Agilent 1GHz MSO
N5224A PNA Microwave Network Analyzer
Tektronix 1GHz DSO.
Fieldfox Vector Network Analyzer
R&S 60MHz handheld DSO
N9010 Signal Analyzer
R&S 2.2 GHz RF Source Generator
Keysight N5172B Vector Signal Generator
Tektronix and Agilent Function Generators up to 250 MHz
R&S FSV 30 Spectrum Analyzer
Agilent 80MHz Pulse/Pattern Generator
PM5 probe station from Suss Microtec
Keysight Precision LCR Meter 20Hz to 2MHz
Oscilloscopes,Analog Signal Generators
Keithley Source Meters and Multimeters
Function Generators,DC source meters
Agilent and Keithly DC power supply
Weller Soldering Station
Ultimaker 3D printer
IR soil moisture measurement system
TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer)
Phillips Oven and Weighing Balance
List of associated students Current students: Surya V, Apoorv D, Mohammad A.S, Vidushi G, Shambhulingayya .N.D, Khalid, Gopal P, Aftab A, Anirudh V Alumni: Jobish John, Vinay Palaparthy, Mangesh Gurav, Meraj Ahmad, Vijay Palaparthy, Harsh Patel, Ranjith KT, Akash Mehta, Rohan Shelar, Dhiraj Tuteja
Contact Details If you have any queries, feel free to contact the lab RAs. Apoorv Dethe (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jogesh Dash (email@example.com) Address: First floor, EE Annexe Building, Department of Electrical Engineering.
COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND DEPENDABLE SYSTEM LABORATORY (CADSL)
Research in the area of: (a) Advance and futuristic architecture and system including compiler and operating system support for architecture, (b) Advanced dependable system including formal verfication and VLSI testing, and (c) Computer Aided design of VLSI and hardware accelerator. For further information about the lab, you can access the lab website
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.
ADVANCED INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS LAB (aiCAS LAB)
aiCAS lab was established in 2018. Research at the aiCAS lab focuses on high-performance Analog, RF, Digital, Mixed-signal ICs, and Embedded Systems design. State-of-the-art hardware and software tools are available to develop integrated circuits using RF-Analog and Digital design flow. The lab has high-end measurement instruments required for the post-silicon validation of ICs.
• Radio Frequency Receiver Front-end ICs • High performance data converters • mm-Wave Transceiver Circuits • Wireless Power and Data Transfer Chip for Healthcare Implants • Phased-Array Receiver for 5G Communications • AI/ML assisted Analog Circuit Design • A Contact-less, Fast Body Temperature Imaging Device • Streaming Analytics over Temporal Variables for Air quality Monitoring
Resources and Facilities
• CAD tools required for the design of Analog, RF, Mixed-signal and digital ICs. • Post-silicon IC performance evaluation equipment. • FPGAs for the development and verification of the digital ICs. • Development boards for Embedded system design. • Soldering Station for PCB assembly.
• MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Gov. of India. • DST (Department of Science and Technology), Gov. of India. • Ministry of Science and Technology, Gov. of India. • Wadhwani Research Centre for Bioengineering (WRCB), IIT Bombay. • IITB-OSU Frontier Center.
The Communication Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay is led by Prof. Girish P Saraph. The research activity focuses on: Communication networks, RF electronics and wireless communication, High power microwave sources and radar, Fiber optics and optical communication. The Communication Engineering (CE) Lab for the course EE-455 is held here.