The Laboratory supports a broad range of research activities including
The facilities are being used concurrently to support the laboratory classes, including
- analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits with focus on communication and biomedical applications,
- design and VLSI implementation of high performance efficient digital filters,
- reconfigurable computing and electronic design automation,
- embedded system design for video and multimedia applications,
- silicon sensors, MEMS, and integrated systems,
- simulation and modelling of sub-0.1 micron channel length MOSFETS.
The laboratory houses a network of servers and Linux workstations where a variety of software can be accessed. The software includes Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics and Agilent Advanced Design System, Xilinx, etc. The lab also houses various integrated circuit test equipment, including a Cascade probe station, noise figure meter, network analyser, parameter analyser, RF signal generator, pulse generators, logic analyser, VCO/PLL analyser, wire bonder, microscope, oven for high temperature testing and a number of general-purpose test instruments, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators and dc power supplies.
- Integrated Analog Design(EE3408) where each student undertakes a 24 hour design project,
- Integrated Digital Design(EE4415) where each student goes through an ASIC design project to synthesize a RISC CUP core,
- Embedded Hardware System Design (EE4218) where students will learn system-level design methodology and undertake team project involving SoC-based design of video compression tools(s).