The main objective of the lab is to introduce the integrated circuits fabrication techniques to the students of ECE. The students are trained in the lab to write a program, to describe hardware of the system to be developed, then to simulate the program to verify the design and then to implement it on a FPGA or a CPLD device. Students are introduced to XILINX software to perform the experiments. Further they are introduced to the designing of very large scale integrated circuits (VLSI) using software’s like MEMSPRO & MICROWIND for both Analog & Digital system design. Some of the major experiments students conduct in the lab are designing of combinational digital system like address for ALU, multiplexers, Encoders, Decoders, Demultiplexers & 32-bit ALU.
Apart from this students are also trained to design sequential digital systems like Flip-flops, counters. At the end of study of the lab a student will be able to design a CPU, the heart of the computers system. Further in the study of the VLSI lab, the students are trained to design layout for the fabrication of different digital and analog circuits & to test their design using MEMSPRO software.
The successful completion of the prescribed experiments in the lab enables a student to gain complete knowledge of IC fabrication technique and testing. This help a student to get a placement in companies like IBM, Robert Bosch National Semiconductors, Microchips, etc.,