Anna University - CEG
Vivekananda Auditorium - CEG campus
Department of ECE - Building
Programmes Offered

Laboratory Facilities


Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory & Integrated Electronics Laboratory

In this laboratory students study characteristics of electronic components and measuring instruments. They analyze the characteristics of PN junction diode, Zener diode, design rectifiers with and without filters, analyze transistor characteristics, study frequency response of amplifiers, measure frequency, phase of signals. This lab has several equipments like CRO’S, Multimeters and other devices. Also it helps the students pursuing projects in electronics. In addition to experiments in Electronic Devices and Circuits workbenches are also available for simulation studies.

Applied Electronics & VLSI Design Laboratory

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 by Renesas Technology (Singapore), 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.

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Digital Signal Processing Lab caters to the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Electronics and Communication engineering

  The lab provides hands-on experience to complement the theoretical learning with practical signal processing applications

  Experimental activities cover fundamental concepts of such as sampling and aliasing, FFT analysis, convolution, digital filter design and implementation

  The hardware and software facilities comprise of the following:

      Digital Signal Processor Development Kits –

     Fixed and Floating Point Processors (C55 and C67 series)

      Digital Media Development Kit

      Real Time Compact Vision System

      Video Processing Board

      Test and Measuring Instruments -  Analog  Discovery Scope & Logic Analyzer


Computing and Simulation Laboratory

Computing and Simulation Lab  offers high performance computing facilities to support experimental research, applied research and projects

This Lab caters students powerful and tools to apply, design, simulate and implement innovative solutions to modern engineering problems

Experimental activities cover hardware synthesis of digital circuits

The hardware and software facilities comprise of the following:

FPGA Development Kits – Artix -7, Kintex-7, Cyclone V SoC

VIVADO Design Suite

Logic analyzer for system-level debugging of digital designs

Linux and Windows workstations

Microprocessor and Microcontroller Laboratory

The objective is to introduce the basic concepts of microprocessor and to develop in students the assembly language programming skills and real time applications of Microprocessor as well as microcontroller. And the students will be able to Understand and apply the fundamentals of assembly level programming of microprocessors and microcontroller.

Digital Systems Laboratory

The objective of this laboratory is to cater the needs of under graduate students to practically explore the fundamental concepts of digital electronics. This lab is intended for the students to get familiar with the design and implementation of the combinational and sequential circuits which are the basic building blocks for the full fledged digital systems. This lab is equipped with digital IC trainer kit for logic circuit implementation. Apart from this, the students are also encouraged to implement the designed circuits using discrete components on the breadboard.

Communication Systems laboratory

This laboratory has been catering to the academic need of      the UG, PG and research students in understanding basic communication concepts as well as exploring advanced concepts relevant to today’s communication Elaborate facilities to carryout RF experiments are available in the laboratory in the form of RF transmitter and receiver trainer kits, 20 MHz arbitary waveform Generator, 60 MHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, etc. Most of these facilities were funded by TEQIP World Bank. A number of RF Design and Simulation projects by PG and Research Students are being carried out in the laboratory.

The laboratory also has experimental modules to understand communication concepts Like Sampling, Time Division Multiplexing, PCM, Line Coding Schemes, Modulation Schemes, etc., More advanced modulation and error correction techniques are simulated n MATLAB / Simulink and signal characteristics studied by downloading on to a Software Defined Radio platform, WICOMM-T. The WICOMM-T SDR modules could be used to study signals at base band, at IF of 70 MHz and RF of 2.4 GHz. The module could also be used to study channel effect and the performance of any physical layer processing technique, there by helping students to design and analyze their novel ideas.

Wireless Communication & Networking Laboratory

This Lab was developed to cater to the academic and research needs of Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research students. The students are encouraged to practically explore the basic and advanced concepts relevant to today’s Wireless Communication and Networking. The facilities includes WARP kit, USRP 210 B, USRP 210 N, Software Defined Radio, NI USRP, LAN Trainer kit and simulation software tools like Qualnet, NetSim, MATLAB and LABVIEW.

RF and Microwave Laboratory

This laboratory exposes the students to the nuances in microwave and fiber optic communication media and the system. The microwave setups available provides hands-on training to students on J-band and X-band resources. They are exposed to measurement of mode characteristics, wavelength, VSWR and Antenna pattern analysis. The laboratory is equipped with 1 GHz , 13 dBm sources with built-in test signals, and receiver facilitating measurement up to 18 GHz.

Optical Communication Laboratory

The Fiber Optical Communication Laboratory facilities was setup in 1992 under Indo-German collaboration. This laboratory equipped with sources of LED, LASER with 850 nm / 1300 nm range and PIN / Avalanche Photo detectors at 850nm. Fiber characterization in terms of measuring the attenuation and numerical aperture are done by students for multi mode / Single mode, glass / plastics fibers.

In addition the laboratory is equipped with a 4-channel DFB based WDM system with built-in isolators, FBG filters, etc in modular form. A granting based optical spectrum analyzer is also available in the laboratory for analyzing the spectral characteristics of optical signals in the 830 nm- 1600 nm range. Optical power meters for measuring light at 850 nm, 1300 nm and 1550 nm and 650 nm high power laser light sources are also available in the laboratory. In addition, students carry out a number of projects on antenna design, Microwave components design, Fiber Optical network components designs, etc., using simulation and modeling tools.

Integrated Systems Laboratory

The Integrated Systems Laboratory helps the students in gaining knowledge about electronic system and IC design. It is headed by Professor Dr.P.V.Ramakrishna. DRDO projects and other research projects are being done here. The electronic subsystems of ANUSAT-1 and ANUSAT-2 were designed here.

Upscaling of PG Research Centre with Hi-Tech  Laboratory

This laboratory was set-up in the year 2014 with a funding of Rs.2.5 Crores under the encouragement and thrust of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, to encourage advanced research at the Post Graduate level in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering. This laboratory is equipped with advanced facilities like VPI Transmission Maker – An Optical System Simulation Software, Software Defined Radio Platform for Wireless Communication Research, Cadence Software, Mentor Graphics Software, High end FPGA Boards with ARM and DSP Cores, Thermal Infrared Imaging System, Biometric Workstation, Wireless EMG, Biomedical sensors and acquisition system, Musculoskeletal Modelling and Analysis Software.

Medical Electronics Laboratory

Medical Electronics lab has been established in the year 1975 itself and the research facilities have been further enhanced by the assistance from the German Government. This Medical Electronics lab and the newly established Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipments lab help in imparting the basic knowledge about various aspects of Bio medical Engineering to undergraduate and postgraduate students of both ECE and Medical Electronics. Basic medical equipments like ECG, EEG, EMG recording systems, defibrillators, stimulators, Electrical safety analyser and spectrum analyser are available for basic laboratory purposes. Apart from these, equipments with appropriate software are available for research purposes. Two faculty members of this lab had training in Germany.

Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

The laboratory mainly provides a platform for signal processing, image processing and for data acquisition system. In this laboratory, students design hospital web pages using HTML, XML, XHTML programming language and java script language. Simulation of physiological signal like ECG, EMG, EEG and EOG signals, medical image analysis, identification of pathogens, study and analysis of medical standards using MATLAB are done here. This laboratory also consist of various software for student purpose like COMSOL modeling software, IDL software, Multisim, NI Elvis Kit, DSP processors. 

                In this lab, the students perform experiments related to Sensors and Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation. The students study the characteristics of sensors, perform acquisition of biosignals such as ECG, EMG, EOG and PCG signals. They carry out measurement of pulse rate, blood pressure, temperature, blood flow, SpO2 and respiration rate.

State-of-the-art Facilities
  • 20GHz Vector Network Analyzer

  •  7 Series FPGA development kits

  •  Biometric Workstation

  •  Cadence (Analog & Digital)

  •  CST Microwave Studio

  •  Digital Signal Processors

  •  EMI & EMC testing facilities

  •  Gait Analysis System

  •  IDL Software

  •  Mentor Graphics

  •  Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

  •  Musculoskeletal Modelling and Analysis Software

  •  OSA, OTDR and Fusion Splicer

  •  NI Lab view

  •  PCB Fabrication & Components Assembly

  •  RF Vector Signal Generator

  •  SDR Boards

  •  Thermal Infrared Imaging System

  •  USRP N210 & B210 Kit with antenna 

  •  VPI – Transmission Maker Software

  •  WDM Setup with EDFA

  •  Wireless EMG , Biomedical sensors and acquisition system

Specialized Laboratories
  • PCB Component and Assembling Laboratory

  • Rapid PCB Soldering and Inspection Laboratory

  • LASER PCB manufacturing Laboratory

  • Soldering Station Laboratory

  • RF PCB Design Laboratory

  • EMI and EMC Testing Laboratory

  • Optoelectronics and Imaging Laboratory