Lab Facility

The E.C.E. department has the following fifteen laboratories to cover all the experiments prescribed in Anna University/A.I.C.T.E. Curriculum and to support all research activities.

S.No Name Of The Lab Description Special Features Photographs Of Equipment / Models Associated With The Lab
1. Electron Devices Lab Electron devices lab is well equipped with the latest signal generators, oscilloscopes, digital trainer kits and measuring instruments. This lab aims at providing students the knowledge about various electronic devices. Students are made familiar with electronic circuits and their intended use in various applications. The lab is used to train the students to implement the basic analog circuits (as a hardware using electronic components) and make experiments to get familiar with the characteristics of electronic components, test the circuit performance and the techniques of making hardware circuits. Students are encouraged to do their mini projects on basic electronics circuits in the laboratory. Apart from the regular lab curriculum, the lab facility is utilized for conducting workshops, hands-on training.

  2. Basic Electronics Lab I &II

Basic ElectronicsLab-I familiarizes the students with the fundamentals of analog electronics. It is equipped with a wide range of devices, which helps the students to undergo intensive training and provides a deep insight into the world of electronics. All basic electronic devices and their characteristics, applications can be studied. Students can perform transistor biasing and their characteristics in different modes, RC coupled amplifiers and FETs. In order to introduce the students with basic components of electronics it is furnished with advanced oscilloscopes (DSO), function generators and digital multimeters. Apart from the regular lab curriculum, the lab facility is utilized for conducting workshops, hands-on training and mini project exhibition to the students.




3. Digital Electronics Lab – I & II

Digital Electronics Lab empowers the UG students to design and implement Combinational and Sequential digital circuits related to the topics studied in Digital Electronics course. Students can perform simulation of both combinational and sequential circuits using Xilinx Software installed in all PCs. The coding technique used is Verilog and VHDL to simulate all digital circuits and students can analyse each design before implementation level.

The students undergoing Master’s Degree can also utilize the lab environment for their project work. Many activities related to mini projects and design consortium utilize this lab. It is equipped with Digital IC trainer kit, Digital IC Testers, PC with Xilinx tool are available for ready use.
Apart from the regular lab curriculum, the lab facility is utilized for conducting workshops, hands-on training and project exhibition to the students.



4. Linear Integrated Circuits Lab

The main objective of the Linear Integrated Circuits laboratory is to learn various Linear ICs and use them to design circuits to perform analog IC experiments. This lab enables the students in understanding the functions of operations of different IC’s such as operational amplifiers (op-amp) IC741, Timer IC555, Voltage regulator IC LM723 and so on. The major equipment includes Linear IC trainer kit, Analog digital trainer kit, Digital storage oscilloscope and Linear power supply. The Linear Integrated Circuits lab mainly focused to get better insight in designing filters,Oscillators, Multivibrators and various op-amp application circuits. SPICE (Simulation Program for Integrated Circuits Emphasis) is used to verify circuit designs and to predict the circuit behavior.

5. Microprocessor and Microcontroller Lab I and II This lab has various types of microprocessor, micro controller trainer kits along with interfacing modules to demonstrate the detailed applications of microprocessors. This laboratory is used to provide intensive practical exposure to the students in the field of microprocessor architecture and industrial control through them. The facilities in the laboratory enable students to build a firm background in microprocessor hardware as well as software. Students learn about assembly language programming, CPU, memory and I/O design, interfacing of programmable chips and peripherals such as stepper motors, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters etc. They acquire the practical skills sufficient to design and realize basic microprocessor based systems.


EPROM: 8KB expandable to 64KB, Jumper selectable.3 Channel 16 bit counter / timer terminated in a 10 Pin Connector.48 TTL I/O Lines, terminated at 26 pin FRC connector

RS232CCompatible serial Port terminated in a 9Pin "D" Male Connector.

Interrupts, SID and SOD are terminated in a separate 5 Pin Connector.

Additional on boardhardware provided on Micro-85 ebII to study the behavior of all Interrupt lines of 8085 CPU.




6. Digital Signal Processing Lab Digital Signal Processing (DSP) enables the UG students to simulate and experiment the topics related with digital signals and systems and application of the theory they have studied in DSP courses. Students can implement and verify graphically the IIR and FIR filter design , convolution and sampling concepts using MATLAB programs. They can critically analyze the behavior of their implementation, and observe the specific limitations inherent to the computational platform and tools.

The laboratory combines both hardware and software facilities. The DSP lab is equipped with 32 sets of personal computers with the specifications - HCL PC, Intel Core2Duo @2.93GHz,2 GB RAM,160 GB data HDD,18.5"TFT Wide Screen Monitor, Keyboard, Optical Mouse and the DSP Processors - TMS320C50 series and TMS320C6713 which includes both fixed and floating point processors. The software used includes MATLAB, OrcadPspice. The lab is utilized for conducting the following courses:

Digital Signal Processing Lab
Electronics circuits I and II Lab
Apart from the regular lab curriculum, students utilize this lab for doing their final year Projects in MATLAB using the signal processing toolbox, image processing toolbox etc.



7. Communication Systems Lab The Communication Systems Laboratory intends to cover the basic understanding of functionalities of various block-sets involved in communication systems. Students can be trained for constructing the analog and digital communication circuits. The concepts of all types of modulation & demodulation, and recent communication techniques are demonstrated using available hardware and software tools. Students are introduced to the functioning of modern communication systems and how they perform in the presence of noise. The lab is well equipped with Dual channel 100MHz Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, Dual channel 25MHz & 50MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, Communication trainer kits, MATLAB simulation tool.









8. VLSI Lab

Laboratory is equipped with Personal Computer (PC), Xilinx, Cadence, Field Programmable Gate array (FPGA) kit, Microwind software. The Design Entry and simulation of combinational logic circuits, sequential circuits, Test bench creation, and functional verification, concepts of concurrent and sequential execution using Xilinx, Layout and simulation of digital circuits using Cadence software are highlighted. Facilities can be utilized for conducting workshops, hands-on training to the students.

Conduct of faculty development program based on Cadence software.





9. Networks Lab

The lab offers an integrated educational process in the field of information and communication technologies emphasizing the issue of computer networks, their design, administration and management. The lab focuses on the study and development of various network protocols and applications, and has focused in the past on ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), a network architecture that can handle a variety of streams, i.e. voice, data, image, text and video in an integrated manner. Developing buffers, routers, memory management, packet transmission, and designing and analysing protocols and algorithms for efficient use of computer networks, Network protocol studies, Performance measurement, Configuration and management and Behaviour of distributed applications are important aspects of the research carried out in the lab. Recognizing the problems posed by the communication networks, and, at the same time, comprehending the needs of the users, help the Networks and Communication Lab meet the challenges of this constantly expanding field.

The effective methods of quality service property parameters assessment.
Implementation of the powerful streaming technologies in the IP network environment.
Videoconference solution and voice services of the new generation.
Monitoring, control and visualization of topologies in LAN and WAN.
Virtual communication infrastructures and their use in practical (e-learning technologies and their solutions).
LAN T -01 TO-05 LTS-01-LAN Trainer System //LTS-01 Local Area Network Trainer Kit.

Networks Simulation and Learning Resource software.

DCT -03 Data Communication Trainer.

Network LAB Educational Softwares / L- SIM - A Protocol Simulator & Analyzer.

Educational Software 5 Server and 20 Client License / N-SIM-A Network Simulation Educational. Software.



10. Optical and Microwave Lab This laboratory exposes the students to the shades in microwave and fiber optic communication media and the system. The microwave setups available provide hands-on training to students on X-band resources. They are exposed to measurement of mode characteristics of reflex Kylstron, characteristics of Gunn oscillator, wavelength, VSWR and Antenna pattern analysis. Students can able to understand the operations of various microwave components such as isolator, circulator, T-junctions, directional couplers, attenuators through microwave test benches. The Fiber Optical Communication Laboratory is equipped with sources of LED, LASER with 650 nm / 850 nm range and PIN / Avalanche Photodetectors at 650nm / 850nm. Fiber characterization in terms of measuring the attenuation and numerical aperture are done by students for multi-mode / single mode, glass / plastics fibers. The laboratory is equipped with optical power meters for measuring light at 850 nm, 1300 nm and 1550 nm and 650 nm high power laser light sources

Students can carry out a number of projects on antenna design, Microwave components design, Fiber Optical network components designs, etc., using simulation and modeling tools.


11. Embedded Systems Lab This lab provides the practical exposures on Embedded systems which are highly essential for multidisciplinary industries. The UG students will be able to program LPC 2148 embedded platform (NXP Philips) using embedded C code for actuating peripherals such as ADC, DAC, PWM, RTC, UART, EPROM, temperature sensor, ZIGBEE & FPGA.


TI Lunch Box Kit is an additional facility created in Embedded systems lab.

ARM University is an additional facility created in the Embedded Systems lab. Students can do projects in the Embedded domain for various real time applications.



12. M.E. Communication Systems Lab This lab facilitates the students to study and analyze the performance of digital communication systems. It provides a comprehensive knowledge of wireless communication. The PG students can be able to measure the transmission line parameters, S – parameter estimation of microwave devices and analyze the performance of antennas using Vector network analyzer. Antenna Design & Development Lab is an additional lab facility created in M.E Communication Systems lab to conduct of research in this field.


13. Analog Systems Lab Kit (ASLK) and Power Management Lab Kit (PMLK) Training Lab

Analog System Lab kit, is helpful in gaining knowledge in the following areas of analog system design:

1. The characteristics and specification of analog ICs used in electronic systems.

2. Making the right choice for an IC for a given application.

3. Performing basic fault diagnosis of an electronic system.

Power Management Lab Kit (PMLK) is useful for demonstration of control of power electronic circuits

PMLK regulates the output voltage for various line and load disturbances and switching

frequency variations.




Students get trained in developing a macro-model for an IC based on its terminal characteristics, I/O characteristics, DC-transfer characteristics, frequency response, stability characteristic and sensitivity characteristic

Strengthening the knowledge in Power Electronics lab is possible using hands-on training in Power Management Lab Kit (PMLK).


14. ARM University Program Lab The ARM University Program connects educational and research institutions to a variety of ARM materials, including development tools and platforms, IP, and starting points. This program sponsored the Freedom development kit FRDM-KL25Z. It is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis L Series KL1x (KL14/15) and KL2x (KL24/25) MCUs built on ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. It provides easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-KL25Z is supported by a range of NXP® and third-party development software. Students will be able to program FRDM-KL25Z kit using programming language embedded C for actuating peripherals such as LED, LCD, PUSH BUTTON switch and UART. ARM University program is an additional lab facility created in the Embedded systems lab.

Students can utilize this facility and do mini-projects.

Design & simulation of various embedded based projects can be done using keilµVision5



15. Electronic Product Design And Development Cell (EPDDC) The Electronic Product Design and Development Cell provides a learning opportunity for students to broaden their practical knowledge in Electronics & Communication Engineering. The cell focuses on designing electronic circuits for any specific applications and developing them as a product. Developing their products includes PCB designing, etching followed by assembling and testing. It can help students to develop a host of skills that are increasingly important in the professional world and in turn increase the value of the department and college.


The department organizes workshops every semester which is in association with IEEE students’ branch to encourage the students to design and develop PCB boards. The workshop focuses on circuit design, function of PCB making tools and Eagle software. The students undergo hands -on experience in board layout preparation, etching and cleaning processes, safety precautions and PCB design for various applications. The facility detail of EPDDC project laboratory include Personal Computer with basic configurations and Eagle Software, Soldering Iron, PCB making tools and chemicals.






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