Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Official Website     Last Updated: 11th Jul, 2024
Admission 2024-25
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Official Website     Last Updated: 11th Jul, 2024
Admission 2024-25

Laboratory Infrastructure, SoECE

Laboratory Infrastructure, School of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Cutting-edge laboratories equipped with the latest technology ensure comprehensive understanding and exploration of electronics concepts beyond the classroom. Recognizing the limitations of industrial interaction in the region, the university integrates state-of-the-art equipment into its labs, ensuring students stay updated with industry advancements. Collaborating with multinational giants like Xilinx Inc., USA, and Freescale Semiconductors Ltd., USA, the university establishes top-tier laboratories. These facilities offer students unparalleled opportunities to enhance their learning experience and stay ahead in the rapidly evolving field of technology.

  • Analog Electronics Lab
  • Basic Electronics & electrical Lab
  • Linear Integrated circuits Lab
  • 5G IOT Lab
  • Electronics Circuits Lab
  • Power Electronics Lab
  • SMVDU Xilinx Lab – Established with support M/s Xilinx Inc., USA
  • Digital Electronics Lab
  • VHDL & FPGA Lab
  • SMVDU Freescale Systems Lab – Setup in collaboration with Freescale Semiconductors Inc.(Erstwhile Motorola Semiconductor)
  • Microprocessor Lab
  • Microcontrollers Lab
  • Embedded Systems Lab
  • Communication Engineering Lab
  • Analog Communication Lab
  • Digital Communication Lab
  • Electrical Machines Lab
  • Advanced Communication Engineering Lab
  • Microwave Engineering Lab
  • Optical Fiber Communication Lab
  • Switching Networks Lab
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering Lab
  • Electronic Measurement & Instrumentation Lab
  • Control Systems Engineering Lab
  • Process Control Lab (Under development)
  • Virtual Instrumentation Lab (Under development)
  • PCB Fabrication & Project Lab
  • Microelectronics Lab (Established with Support from DST, GOI)
  • Center for Embedded Instrumentation & Networked Controls (Established with Support from UGC)

The School currently has the following laboratories:

1. SMVDU Freescale Systems Laboratory:

This Freescale laboratory, established through a collaborative initiative with the support of Freescale Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Motorola Semiconductors), serves as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the realm of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Equipped with state-of-the-art resources, it stands as a testament to our commitment to providing students with the most advanced learning opportunities.

Advanced Architectures: Delve into a diverse array of architectures, spanning from cutting-edge technologies such as the 32-bit ColdFire Architecture, 16-bit S12X Microcontroller Architecture, and 8-bit 9S8 Architecture to the foundational principles embodied in classical architectures like the Intel 8051 Microcontroller, 16-bit 8086 Microprocessor, and 8-bit 8085 Microprocessor.

Hands-on Learning: Engage in practical projects facilitated by sensor boards, wireless network boards, and project boards generously provided by Freescale Semiconductors, immersing yourselves in real-world applications, honing your problem-solving skills and fostering creativity.

Industry Collaboration: Benefit from regular training sessions organized by Freescale Semiconductors covering technical skill enhancement, industry trends, and insights, ensuring that our educational offerings remain aligned with the demands of the ever-evolving field.

Sponsorship and Support: Avail sponsorship for student projects from Freescale Semiconductors, providing not only financial assistance but also invaluable mentorship and industry insights, enriching the educational experience and strengthening the bridge between academia and industry.

Practical Equipment: Utilize a myriad of tools and equipment, including interface kits for DC Motors, Stepper Motors, LED Matrix, Traffic Light controls, and A/D & D/A converters, providing hands-on experience and bridging the gap between theory and practice.

In essence, our laboratory stands as a testament to our dedication to providing students with a holistic and immersive educational experience in the field of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Through collaboration, innovation, and hands-on learning, we empower the next generation of engineers and innovators to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of technology.

2. SMVDU Xilinx Laboratory:

This laboratory stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts between SMVDU and Xilinx Incorporated, USA – a global leader in programmable logic solutions such as FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device). Endowed with cutting-edge software tools donated generously by Xilinx, including the state-of-the-art ISE 9.2i software design tool and Chipscope, the lab provides students with a comprehensive platform for exploring the depths of digital design.

Tools Used in the Lab:

ISE 9.2i Software Design Tool: Students harness the power of this advanced software suite to design and implement complex digital circuits, gaining practical experience in FPGA programming.

Chipscope: This tool offers invaluable insights into the internal operation of FPGA designs, allowing students to debug and analyze their circuits with precision and efficiency. Hardware within the lab ranges from kits tailored for the exploration of the entry-level Spartan 3E series to the high-performance Virtex2 series, all sourced from Xilinx. This diverse array of hardware ensures that students receive a well-rounded exposure to FPGA technologies, from foundational concepts to advanced applications.

Special Input/Output (I/O) Cards: To facilitate project work, the lab is equipped with specialized I/O cards, enabling students to interface their FPGA designs with external devices and peripherals seamlessly. This blend of high-quality hardware and software resources not only supports in-depth study but also fosters hands-on experimentation, encouraging the development of practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge. Through this immersive learning environment, students are empowered to explore, innovate, and excel in the field of digital design and programmable logic.

3. Analog Electronics Laboratory:

An analog electronics lab is a specialized facility equipped for practical experimentation, research, and learning in the field of analog electronics. It typically provides students, researchers, and engineers with the necessary tools and equipment to design, build, test, and troubleshoot analog electronic circuits. Here’s a description of what is in Analog lab:

Workbenches: The lab has multiple workbenches, each equipped with power supplies, oscilloscopes, Multimeters and function generators.

Power Supplies: These provide various DC voltages and currents required to electronic circuits being tested or developed.

Oscilloscopes: These instruments are crucial for visualizing electrical signals in the time domain. They allow users to observe waveforms, measure amplitudes, frequencies, and phases, and diagnose circuit behavior.

Function Generators: Function generators produce various types of waveforms (sine, square, triangle, etc.) at different frequencies and amplitudes. They’re used to provide input signals for testing circuits.

Signal Generators: These instruments produce precise electrical signals for testing the performance of amplifiers, filters, and other analog circuits.

Multimeters: Multimeters are versatile tools for measuring voltage, current, resistance, and other electrical parameters. They’re essential for circuit debugging and characterization.

Component Stock: The lab is stocked with a wide range of electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, operational amplifiers, and integrated circuits.

Breadboards and Test and Measurement Accessories: Breadboards allow users to quickly prototype and test circuits without soldering. The lab also includes cables, connectors, probes, adapters, and other accessories necessary for connecting circuits to instruments and ensuring accurate measurements.

Computers and Simulation Software: The lab has computers equipped with circuit simulation software such as Multisim and CircuitJS  for simulating circuit behavior before implementation.

Instructional Materials: For educational purposes, analog electronics lab also includes instructional materials such as lab manuals and reference books to guide students through experiments.

Overall, an analog electronics lab provides a controlled environment where students gain hands-on experience in building, and testing analog electronic circuits.

4. Communication Engineering Laboratory:

Communication Laboratory Infrastructure

Our Communication Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide students with hands-on experience in various aspects of communication engineering.

In this lab, students delve into the intricate world of communication systems, exploring concepts ranging from analog to digital communication, signal processing, and networking protocols. Through practical experiments and projects, students gain a deep understanding of the theoretical concepts taught in lectures.

Key Tools and Software Utilized in the Lab:

OptiSystem Software: Students utilize OptiSystem, a comprehensive software tool for designing, testing, and simulating optical communication systems. It enables them to analyze the performance of various optical components and systems under different conditions.

Vector Network Analyzer (VNA): VNAs are essential for characterizing the performance of RF and microwave components, antennas, and networks. They allow students to measure parameters like impedance, reflection coefficient, and transmission coefficient, crucial for designing and troubleshooting communication systems.

Microwave Benches: These benches provide a platform for hands-on experimentation with microwave components and circuits. Students learn about microwave propagation, waveguides, antennas, and radar systems through practical exercises.

Lab Trainer Kits: These kits comprise various modules and components that allow students to build and analyze communication circuits and systems. They cover topics such as modulation techniques, demodulation, filtering, and amplification.

Power Supplies and Function Generators: Essential for providing stable power and generating different types of electrical signals required for testing and troubleshooting communication systems.

Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO): DSOs are used for capturing and analyzing electronic signals in the time domain. Students learn to visualize and measure signal parameters such as amplitude, frequency, and phase.

Spectrum Analyzer: Spectrum analyzers enable students to analyze the frequency spectrum of signals, identifying amplitude levels and frequency components present in communication systems.

The combination of these tools and software provides students with a comprehensive learning experience in communication engineering. They gain practical skills that are invaluable for their academic and professional pursuits in the field. Our laboratory staff are dedicated to supporting students in utilizing these resources effectively to enhance their understanding and skills in communication engineering.

5. PCB Fabrication cum Project Laboratory:

A PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Fabrication and Project Lab is a specialized facility where students design, fabricate, and test printed circuit boards for various electronic projects. Here’s a description of what you might find in such a lab:

Design Area: This section typically consists of workstations equipped with computers loaded with Simulation softwares like SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis)  and Multisim to simulate analog and digital electronic circuits and PCB design software such as Altium Designer, Eagle, or KiCad. Designers use these tools to create schematics, layout PCBs, and generate Gerber files necessary for fabrication.

Prototyping Stations: Prototyping stations are equipped with soldering irons, soldering stations, and other tools required to assemble electronic components onto prototype PCBs. These stations allow students to mount the components on the PCB and solder them.

Fabrication Equipment: The lab is equipped with machinery and tools necessary for fabricating PCBs. This includes:

CNC PCB Milling Machine: This machine uses rotating cutting tools to carve away copper from blank PCBs, creating circuit traces according to the design files.

Etching Tanks: Tanks filled with etching solutions for removing unwanted copper from blank PCBs.

Drilling Machines: High-precision drills for creating holes in PCBs for component mounting.

UV Exposure Units: Used to transfer PCB designs onto photosensitive PCBs coated with a light-sensitive material.

Chemical Processing Stations: Stations for cleaning, etching, and plating PCBs.

Testing and Measurement Equipment: This includes oscilloscopes, multimeter’s and other tools for testing and troubleshooting circuits.

Component Storage and Inventory Management: The lab has storage areas for electronic components, including resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, and connectors.

Training and Workshops: The lab offers training sessions and workshops on PCB design, fabrication techniques, and best practices for safe handling of equipment and materials.

Overall, the PCB Fabrication and Project Lab provides the resources and infrastructure necessary for individuals and teams to design, simulate, fabricate, and test printed circuit boards for a wide range of electronic projects.

6. Center for Embedded Instrumentation & Network Control (CEINC) laboratory :

The Center for Embedded Instrumentation & Network Control (CEINC) laboratory, where innovation meets cutting-edge technology. Our lab serves as a dynamic hub for research and development in embedded systems, instrumentation, and network control. With a diverse array of tools and software at our disposal, we provide students and researchers with an immersive environment to explore and advance their knowledge in these critical fields.

Embedded Systems:  In the realm of embedded systems, our lab offers state-of-the-art facilities to design, prototype, and test embedded hardware and software solutions. Our emphasis on hands-on projects ensures that learners gain practical experience in implementing embedded systems for diverse applications ranging from IoT devices to robotics.

Instrumentation: The CEINC lab is equipped with advanced instrumentation tools for measurement, control, and data acquisition. Students learn to interface sensors, actuators, and signal processing modules, enabling them to design and analyze complex measurement systems.

Network Control: Networking forms the backbone of modern communication systems, and our lab provides a platform to explore network protocols, performance analysis, and control mechanisms.

Tools and Software

To support our research and educational endeavors, the CEINC lab is equipped with a suite of software tools tailored to the needs of embedded systems, instrumentation, and network control. Among these tools are:

  • MATLAB: A powerful computational software environment used for numerical analysis, algorithm development, and data visualization.
  • QUALNET: A simulation tool for modeling and analyzing communication networks, offering insights into network behavior and performance.
  • MEMSPRO: A design tool suite for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), facilitating the design and simulation of MEMS devices and systems.

These software packages, along with others available in the lab, provide students with the necessary resources to simulate, prototype, and analyze complex systems, fostering a deeper understanding of theoretical concepts and practical applications.

At the CEINC lab, we are committed to fostering innovation and excellence in embedded systems, instrumentation, and network control. Through our robust infrastructure and collaborative environment, we empower students and researchers to push the boundaries of technology and make meaningful contributions to their respective fields. Come join us on a journey of discovery and innovation at the forefront of engineering and technology.

7. IoT Laboratory :

The IoT Laboratory at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi university stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering innovation and technological advancement. Established with the vision of empowering a new world of embedded innovation and accelerating the realization of Digital India initiatives, our lab serves as a hub for exploration, experimentation, and collaboration.

Our mission extends beyond the confines of academia; we aim to support Indian startups and industries by facilitating the development of healthcare, agriculture-based, and vehicular-based applications that can revolutionize various sectors.

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, our IoT lab provides students and researchers with access to cutting-edge tools and software systems. Here, innovation thrives amidst a dynamic environment that encourages exploration and hands-on learning. Some key features of our lab infrastructure include:

  • Signal Analyzer: A crucial tool for analyzing and interpreting signals, the Signal Analyzer enables students to delve deep into the intricacies of IoT systems, ensuring precision and accuracy in their experiments. Enables real-time analysis of signals, facilitating the identification of anomalies and optimizing signal quality for enhanced IoT performance.
  • RF Vector Signal Generator: Empowering students to generate complex RF signals with precision and efficiency, the RF Vector Signal Generator opens doors to a wide array of applications in wireless communication and IoT device testing. Allows students to generate a wide range of RF signals with precise control over frequency, amplitude, and modulation parameters, essential for IoT device testing and validation.
  • Software System Vue System: This versatile software system serves as a cornerstone of our lab, providing students with a comprehensive platform for designing, simulating, and analyzing IoT solutions. With its intuitive interface and robust features, Vue System facilitates seamless experimentation and innovation. Offers a user-friendly interface for IoT system design and simulation, featuring customizable modules and libraries for rapid prototyping and experimentation.
  • 89600BVS A Software: Designed to meet the demands of modern IoT development, the 89600BVS A Software offers advanced signal analysis capabilities, empowering students to extract valuable insights from complex data sets and optimize their IoT solutions for enhanced performance. Equipped with advanced signal processing algorithms, this software enables in-depth analysis of complex RF signals, empowering students to uncover hidden patterns and optimize IoT solutions for efficiency and reliability.

In conclusion, the IoT Laboratory provides students with a platform to explore the limitless possibilities of IoT technology and contribute to the advancement of Digital India initiatives. With cutting-edge infrastructure and innovative tools at their disposal, students are empowered to turn their ideas into reality and make meaningful contributions to society.

8. Microsystems Lab :

Our Microsystems Lab stands as a pinnacle of technological advancement and innovation, offering students a dynamic environment for exploration in VLSI design and embedded systems. Equipped with cutting-edge tools and software, including Mentor Graphics and Cadence, students delve into the intricate world of semiconductor design with precision and expertise.

Mentor Graphics: This industry-leading software package provides students with a comprehensive platform for VLSI design, simulation, and analysis. From schematic capture to layout design and verification, Mentor Graphics enables students to develop complex integrated circuits efficiently. With features like IC Compiler, Questa, and Calibre, students gain practical experience in designing high-performance and reliable semiconductor devices, preparing them for careers in the semiconductor industry.

Cadence: Another cornerstone of our lab infrastructure, Cadence offers students an unparalleled suite of design and verification tools for semiconductor development. With tools such as Virtuoso, Encounter, and Spectre, students can design, simulate, and optimize advanced VLSI circuits. Cadence’s advanced features empower students to explore innovative

design techniques, optimize power consumption, and enhance circuit performance, fostering creativity and innovation in semiconductor design.

COMSOL for Multiphysics: In addition to VLSI design tools, our lab utilizes COMSOL Multiphysics software for Multiphysics simulation and analysis. By integrating electrical, mechanical, and thermal analyses, students can optimize the performance and reliability of microsystems, ensuring robust operation in real-world applications.

Our laboratory serves as a hub for not only academic exploration but also practical application. Through various workshops and projects related to VLSI and embedded systems, students gain invaluable experience in real-world problem-solving and innovation. By harnessing the power of industry-standard tools and software, our lab prepares students to become proficient VLSI designers and engineers, driving technological advancements in the semiconductor industry.

In essence, the Microsystems Lab is more than just a facility; it’s a gateway to the future of semiconductor technology. With state-of-the-art tools and a commitment to excellence, we empower students to push the boundaries of what’s possible in VLSI design and embedded systems, shaping the landscape of technology for generations to come.

10. The school is also proposing to set up the following laboratories in the near future:
  • Advanced Communication Engineering Laboratory
  • Control Systems Laboratory
  • Power Electronics Laboratory
  • Electronic Measurement & Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Mobile Communication Laboratory
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