M.E. VLSI Design

About the Course

The aim of this course is to impart an allround knowledge to the students in analysis and design techniques along with hardware development skills of VLSI circuits and systems using latest hardware and CAD software, on par with the current work in VLSI industry. A student of this course will have the necessary confidence to independently design and develop electronic systems useful to the society. Besides classroom learning, students get industrial exposure by way of industrial visits.

Curriculum is revised once in four years to keep pace with emerging trends and includes fundamental subjects, advanced designs and testing, electives and labs hands-on oriented towards hardware development. A student is required to complete 70 credits for earning a Masters degree. Prefinal and final semesters of this 4 semester programme have significant duration allocated for project work. Students are encouraged to take up internship in companies and carry project work in the final 4th semester.

The objectives of the laboratory are to cater to the needs of Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Researchers in the fields of VLSI Design, Embedded System Design, RTOS Design for SoC and to bridge the gap between Industry and Institution.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art Microcontroller, CPLD, FPGA, ARM and PSoC Hardware Target Boards . The software tools such as Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Xilinx Vivado, Intel Quartus II, Tanner EDA, Nucleus RTOS, RIDE and KIEL 8051 simulator with debugger are available to support advanced research. Microcontrollers are supported Intel FPGAs by Intel and Cypress Semiconductors (USA) for PSoCs. The laboratories hosts FPGA boards such as Xilinx Virtex 6, Virtex 5, KINTEX7, ZYNQ-7000 EPP, ZYNQ-7000 APSoC, Genesys 2, NEXYS 4 DDR, ZED board, ZYBO board, BASYS 3, ATLYS and Intel FPGA boards such as Industrial Networking Kit, Video and Embedded Evaluation Kit, DE4 and DE2 board .

The Electronic test Instruments such as Diligent Analog Discovery kit, Agilent MSO, DSO and Multi purpose Lab work station inherits the laboratory. FPAA along with various Xilinx vivado based PMODS also forms the part of the basic activities.

Lab Facilities

  • FPGA Boards (Altera, Xilinx, Digilent, Cypress)
  • FPAA
  • Microchip Can bus
  • Cadence S/W
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Quartus II
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  • Digilent-Analog Discovery Kit


  • CMOS VLSI Design
  • Quatus II & Altera FPGA
  • Hands-on Mentor Graphics
  • Hands-on Cadence

Area of Studies

  • Analog VLSI Design
  • Low Power VLS
  • VLSI Signal Processing
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Evolvable Hardware
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Solar Power Electronics