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Oysters Lab

 
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering department has established Oysters laboratory, which supports a full chip analog, digital and mixed signal VLSI design capability through state-of-the-art EDA tools.  These tools offers full-custom and  semicustom (Cell based and FPGA based) VLSI design capability, test circuit insertion, device modeling & simulation and process modeling & simulation. The Oysters laboratory has become a center of excellence in the field of microelectronics and VLSI areas by producing professionals who excel in innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and management. The VLSI design toolsets available at OLAB are:
  • Cadence Tool Suite (Virtuoso Schematic and Layout, RC compiler, SOC encounter)
  • Magma Tool Suite (Blast RTL, Blast Fusion, Blast Logic, Blast Plan, Blast Rail)
  • Mentor Graphics  Tool Suite (IC Station, Modelsim, DFT Advisor, Calibre)
  • Silvaco Design Tool Suite (Device simulator, Circuit simulator, Process simulator)
  • Altera Quartus 5.0 Suite (FPGA)
  • Tanner Tools Pro (TSPICE, SEDIT, LEDIT)
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Communication Systems Lab

Software in the Lab:
 
Advanced Design System (ADS) is an electronic design automation software system produced by Agilent EEsof EDA, a unit of Agilent Technologies. It provides an integrated design environment to designers of RF electronic products such as mobile phones, pagers, wireless networks, satellite communications, radar systems, and high-speed data links. 
Agilent ADS supports every step of the design process—schematic capture, layout, frequency-domain and time-domain circuit simulation, and electromagnetic field simulation—allowing the engineer to fully characterize and optimize an RF design without changing tools.
Agilent EEsof has donated copies of the ADS software to the electrical engineering departments at many universities, and a large percentage of new graduates are experienced in its use. As a result, the system has found wide acceptance in industry.
 
Hardware facility:
  • Microwave Bench Setup.
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
  • Power Sensor
  • Power Meter
  • Anechoic Chamber
  • DSP kits
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Embedded Controller Application Centre Lab

This Centre was set up in Collaboration with Motorola India Ltd. The objective of the Centre is to impart detailed understanding of important features of embedded controller architectures and familiarization of advanced concepts in the field of embedded controllers through
  • Students projects/Industrial projects
  • Imparting training to the industry professionals and running short term courses in the field of Embedded System design
  • Developing course modules 
The infrastructure of the centre includes Pentium machines, Microcontroller Modular Evaluation Systems, Microcontroller Development Systems, Emulators, Assemblers and Cross compilers for various microcontroller families (ARM, ATMEL, Microchip, Cypress, ST Microelectronics, etc.) DSP processors, logic analyser and other bench equipments.
Further the centre also signed an "Academic Agreement" with Cypress Semiconductor on 8th February 2011 to setup a PSoC Lab. The centre gratefully acknowledges Cypress Semiconductor for donating several kits on PSoC 1, PSoC 3 and PSoC5 Architectures.
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Electrical Machines Lab

 
Electrical machines lab is one of the oldest lab established in the Institute. The machine lab has DC machines, AC machines and special type of machines. This lab is used by undergraduate students in their regular lab work. All available machines are having a set up bench with latest supporting measuring equipment. Lab also supports students in their different type of project work and various experiments based on machines are performed in Electrical machines course.
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Instrumentation Technology Lab

Software:
  • LabView version11.o
  • Virtual Bench & Driver
  • Measurement and Automation Explore Software
  • RS Logix500-PLC Programming
  • RS Linux Lite
  • RS-View 32-HMT 
Hardware:
  • CB-68LP : TERMINAL BOARD
  • SC-2075 : TERMINAL BOARD WITH DEDICATED POWER SUPPLY
  • NI-PXI 8176 : PCI COMPITABLE SYSTEM CONTROLLER
  • PIX 1002 :  INDUSTRIAL CHASSIS
  • PXI 1411 : IMAQ PCI/PXI 1411
  • SCXI-1000 INDUSTRIAL SIGNAL CONDITIONAL CHASSIS
 Programmable logic Controller:
  •  PLC-Allen Bradley
  • Micrologix 1500 LRP Series B
  • Micrologix 1000
  • DC Input Module
  • AC/DC Output Module
  • Analog Input Module
Input-Output Devices:
 
Solenoids, Proxity Sensors, DP Transistors, Limit Switches, Float Switches, DC Motors, Motorized Control Valve
  • Weather Monitoring Station: Humidity, Temperature, Level Sensors, Wind Speed, Rain Sensor
  • Improved Temperature scanners
  • Temperature Calibrator (RT to 6200c)
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Power Electronics Lab

Scope and Objective of the Course/Laboratory:
Power Electronics (PE) is a branch of engineering which requires the knowledge of Analog/Digital Electronics and Control Systems domain. Nowadays, PE is employed in applications ranging from few Watts residential to several Megawatts industrial systems and processes. PE is the integral part of modern technology. Application of semiconductor switching devices such as Diode, BJT, SCR, MOSFET, IGBT, GTO etc. to convert and control the amplitude and direction of power flow to met the load requirements is the main objective of this course/laboratory. Practical design issues are also covered in laboratory experiments. After successful completion of this laboratory, students will be able to design, simulate, develop and analyze the performance of various power electronic converters including AC/AC Converters, AC/DC Converters, DC/DC Converters & DC/AC Converters.
 Softwares/Controllers:
Power System Computer Aided Design (PSCAD): 3.1 Version
Electrical Transient and Analysis Program (ETAP) 
DSP TMS320F28335
Spartan 6 FPGA 
ARM Cortex M4 Microcontroller
Nano Board 3000 Advanced Spartan 6 Based Altium + Entuple controller  
Hardware:
dSPACE DS-1104 Hardware Development Platform
3-Phase Power Quality and Energy Analyzer (Fluke Make)
Switched Reluctance Motor Controller
3-Phase Diode Clamped Multilevel Inverter
Intelligent Power Modules (Semikron Make)
Oscilloscope MSOX3034A, 350 MHz, 4 Analog Plus 16 Digital Channels (Agilent/Keysight)
Digital Storage Oscilloscope, 70 MHz, 1GS/s, 2 Channels (Tektronix)
Solar PV Emulator 
LCR-Q Meters, Digital Multimeter, DC Power Supply 
 
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Wireless Communication Lab

Hardware facility:
  • Jennic ZigBee PRO Wireless Sensor Network Platform
Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) refers to a group of nodes (with some sensors on-board) connected through a wireless link and thus forming a cluster/ network to perform specific task(s) like asset management, smart lighting, remote control, etc. ZigBee PRO is the latest version of ZigBee protocol which is based on IEEE 802.15.4 standard. This WSN platform from Jennic enables users to create ZigBee/ IEEE 802.15.4 based WSN applications. The nodes in this kit have sensors for temperature, humidity and ambient light on-board. The wireless networks formed operate in the 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM band and support a data-rate of 250KBps. Application development is done in C/C++ on Eclipse IDE with ZigBee PRO libraries provided by Jennic.
The work is carried out in this lab is mainly in the domain of developing applications for energy management.
  • TelosB IEEE802.15.4 based motes with WiEye PIR Sensor
TelosB is an IEEE 802.15.4 based WSN platform. These devices have USB programming capability, an IEEE 802.15.4 radio with integrated antenna, a low-power MCU with extended memory (of 1 MB) for data logging. They run TinyOS on them and have the capability of integrating more sensors for custom applications. The WiEye sensor has a long-range PIR sensor which can detect human presence up to 20-30 feet distance. This sensor board also has visual light and acoustic sensors enabling improved detection. These sensors can be used for surveillance and security applications.
  • Microcontroller Based GSM, RFID kits
These kits have an 8051 microcontroller interfaced to an RFID/ GSM modem. They also have some other peripherals like RTC, stepper motor controller, etc. all integrated on a single board making it suitable for small scale embedded applications for control and communication.
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Analog & Digital Electronics Lab

 
Analog and Digital Electronics laboratory is well equipped with state of art equipments and software tools used in signal processing, signal conditioning, signal or data analysis and signal manipulation circuits. This lab runs throughout the year providing experimental facility to nearly 500 students and caters the need of two compulsory disciplinary courses viz., Analog Electronics and Digital Electronics. The lab is extensively used by students of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation and Computer Science departments for their course requirements and project work. The basic experiments are categorized in two distinct domains i.e., Analog and Digital.
Analog: In this category various electronic techniques and building blocks used in analog signal processing using discrete and integrated electronic circuits are designed and analyzed. Basic and high input resistance transistor amplifier design, Linear and non- linear applications of OPAMP, Instrumentation and Programmable amplifier design and characterization, Active filter and Precision circuits, Timer and PLL based circuits, Signal generation circuits and voltage regulator ICs are used in some of the experiments being carried out in the analog electronics lab. Texas Instrument Kits and other related analog circuits are used by the students for design, testing and development project allotted in assignments and project type course works. 
Digital: In this category various electronic techniques and building blocks used in digital signal processing using discrete and integrated electronic circuits are designed and analyzed. Experiments performed by the students in this lab include logic behaviour of various IC logic gates, propagation delay of gate, binary counter, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, combinational circuit design using decoders, BCD to seven segment decoder and display, parallel adder and substractor, BCD adder, flip flops, shift registers, design of serial adder, understanding of random access memory. Digital circuits are used by the students for design, testing and development project allotted in assignments and project type course works. 
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Optical Communication Lab

 
Software in the lab:
  • OptSim 4.7.1 from Rsoft
OptSim is an advanced optical communication system simulation package designed for professional engineering and cutting-edge study of WDM, DWDM, TDM, CATV, optical LAN, parallel optical bus, and other emerging optical systems in telecom, datacom, and other applications.
It can be used to design optical communication systems and simulate them to determine their performance given various component parameters. OptSim is designed to combined the greatest accuracy and modeling power with ease of use on both Windows and UNIX platforms
  • BeamPROP from Rsoft
BeamPROP is the industry-leading design tool based on the Beam Propagation Method (BPM) for the design and simulation of integrated and fiber-optic waveguide devices and circuits. The software has been used by leading researchers and development engineers in both university and industrial environments worldwide. BeamPROP has applications in a wide range of integrated and fiber-optic devices including:
  • WDM devices such as arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) routers
  • Switches, e.g. directional coupler-based or digital-y type
  • Modulators, e.g. Mach-Zehnder type
  • Multimode interference devices
  • Passive 1 x N or N x N splitters
  • Laser structure transverse mode analysis
  • Standard and specialty fiber design
  • Gratings
  • Sensor structures
  • OptiSystem 10.1 from Optiwave
  • OptiSystem is a comprehensive software design suite that enables users to plan, test, and simulate optical links in the transmission layer of modern optical networks.
 
Hardware facility:
 
  • Optical Transmitter (LED & LASER diode) / Receiver.
  • OptoSci ED-WAVE Prism Coupling Unit, ULTRAlign™ Precision Fiber Alignment Stage, a Standa honeycomb table and a DYMAX UV Curing Unit.
  • BER/PRBS Generator.
  • Two channel 100MHz/GS/s DSO
  • 200MHz/2GSa/2MB DSO
  • Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • Multimode Graded index Fibers 
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Virtual Instrumentation Lab


                                                                              
LabVIEW Setup 
National Instruments
NI PXI8176: High-performance PXI/Compact PCI-compatible system controller.
      SCXI-1000: Industrial Signal Conditional Chassis:
SCXI-1520: 8-channel universal bridge input module for Wheatstone bridge-based measurements.
SCXI-1180: feed through panel to extend the I/O signals of the plug-in DAQ board to the front of the SCXI chassis.
SCXI-1125: an eight-channel isolated analog input conditioning module with programmable gain and filter settings on each channel. Each channel has 12 programmable gain settings from 1 to 2000 and two programmable filter settings of either 4 Hz or 10 kHz. An onboard EEPROM for nonvolatile storage of software correction constants for both gain and offset.
  Lab view (vr.12) FDS Liscence - Latest version 
  NI USB 6009 DAQ card
  USB - 6009 14 - Bit Multifunction I/O and NI- DAQmx
  NI USB- 4432- 24 - Bit Sigma Delta ADCs
  NI WSN starter kit (International)
  NI WSN - 32264 channel programmable RTD
  NI 9792 Programmable real time controller Integrated WSN Gateway 9 - 35VDC
  NI ELVIS II Hardware ( For Academic use only)
  Programmable Logic Controller (Allen Bradley) Micrologix 1500 LRP Series B.
  Micrologix 1000 Analog with I/O Devices.
  DC Input Module (13 Inputs).
  AC DC Output Modules (13 outputs).
  Analog Input Module.
  Analog Input/Output combo Module.
  RS Logix 500 English Software for PLC Programming and Ladder simulation.
  RS-VIEW32 HMI (Human Machine Interface) Software.
  Weather Station consisting of:
  Infrared Temperature Scanner (0-1250?C)
  Thermocouple (Type : K, J, T & E)
  RTD (pt100)
  Programmable data - acquisition module for temperature.
  Temperature Calibrator (Sika, Germany) (RT to 620?C) 
  Thermo - Anemometer (for the measurement of wind speed and relative humidity).
  PSoC kit
  Digital Temperature Indicator with data logging with 0 - 100° C with RS 232C Interface
  LVDT Trainew Kit ( Model No - TT - LVDT)
  LVDT trainer ST – 2303
  strain Guage trainer ST – 2304
  Stepper motor interface with PCI DIOT

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