About The Program
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, started M.Tech in VLSI design and Embedded systems in the year 2012. The program is approved by AICTE , government of Karnataka and is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka.
Advances in VLSI have today enabled most systems to become compact, highly reliable and deliver data at high speed. Further the advances facilitate the designer to tailor the IC for specific applications (Application Specific Integrated Circuits). Requirement of improved solutions for miniaturization, high speed, reliability, and high performance computers, necessitates skilled engineers. Thus there is an urgent need to produce quality engineers who can conceive, design and develop VLSI and Embedded systems.
The programme curriculum is aimed at VLSI system design (both Front end & Back end designs) covering algorithms, Hardware description Languages, System Architectures, Physical designs, Verification techniques, Simulation & Synthesis, Low power design techniques and Mixed mode design methodologies. The course also offers strong knowledge in the Embedded system design by covering thrust areas such as Advanced Embedded Microcontrollers, Real Time Embedded Systems, Advanced Embedded System Design and System On Chip. Students also have an access to industry collaborative laboratories set up by Texas Instruments, Nxp Semiconductors and Freescale semiconductors.
This is a 2-year graduate program which involves three semesters of intense coursework and a final semester project, either in the institute or as an internship at leading VLSI companies, making it a job-centric program. The courses taken by students include VLSI Dsign, Advanced Digital Design and HDL, Analog & Mixed Signal Design, Advanced Computer Architecture, VLSI Algorithms, Embedded Systems, CMOS RFIC Design, and other electives offered by the Institute.
Areas of Research
The students will get an opportunity to participate in projects related to, but not limited to: Design of Low power VLSI system, Optimization of Digital circuits, Synthesis of Digital Circuits, Testing of VLSI circuits , Design of Real time Embedded systems and large area flexible electronics.
Companies like INTEL, Infenion, Alcatel-Lucent, Infosys, Wipro, Texas Instruments and many more offer internship and placement opportunities.