The faculty is actively involved in several multi-faceted research and consulting activities with high relevance to industry and society. The department has been at the forefront in areas such as Innovations in IC Design and Manufacture/Wireless and Wired Communication Systems/Signal Processing/Nano Technology. To facilitate research relevant to the present context, the department encourages the active involvement of faculty and students in collaborative programmes both at the national and international levels.
Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI)
The electronics industry has achieved phenomenal growth over the last few decades, mainly due to the Rapid Advances in Large Scale Integration Technologies and System Design Applications. With the advent of very-large-scale integration (VLSI) designs, the number of Applications of Integrated Circuits (ICs) in high-performance computing, controls, telecommunications, image and video processing, and consumer electronics has been rising at a very fast pace. The current cutting-edge technologies such as high resolution and low bit-rate video and cellular communications provide the end-users a marvelous amount of applications, processing power, and portability. This trend is expected to grow rapidly, with very important implications on VLSI design and systems design.
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing – the enabling technology for the generation, transformation, extraction, and interpretation of information via electronic signals – is essential for our smartphones and wearable devices, as well as the latest health care technologies, digital cameras, and our digital assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home. Taking stock of the immense power and promise of signal processing, it is not difficult to see how it can be the ideal vocational path for a person with an interest in science, technology, or math, and a desire to change the world.
A communication network is a set of individuals (or nodes) connected by communicative interaction. For example, an organizational communication network could consist of those seeking advice from others within the organization, and those giving advice. The abundant scope is available for improvements in Communication Networks for analysis using the theories, techniques, procedures, and applications, especially in Social Networking.
Power Line Communication (PLC) is a communication technology that enables sending data over existing power cables. This means that with just power cables running to an electronic device (for example a Modem) one can both power it up and at the same time control/retrieve data from it in a half-duplex manner. PLC is like any other communication technology whereby a sender modulates the data to be sent, injects it onto the medium, and the receiver demodulates the data to read it. At present PLC is widely used in the Smart Grid and micro-inverters. Possible future applications are Traffic Light Control, Water Flow Control in Irrigation, Vending Machines, Telemetry, Smart Vehicles in Transportation only limited by one’s creativity.