Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
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9th Convocation
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Visit Old Website     Last Updated: 8th Dec, 2023
9th Convocation

Laboratory Infrastructure, SoECE

Laboratory Infrastructure, School of Electronics & Communication Engineering

The school has established state-of-the-art laboratories, furnished with cutting-edge equipment, to ensure students can delve deep into and fully comprehend the electronic concepts they learn in the classroom. Specialized laboratories have been developed through strategic partnerships with multinational leaders in technology, Freescale Semiconductors and Xilinx Inc. Ltd. These facilities provide students with unparalleled opportunities to engage with industry-standard equipment and participate in projects sponsored by these tech giants. To further augment the learning experience, industry experts conduct hands-on workshops and regularly visit for training sessions aimed at both students and faculty members, fostering a seamless blend of academic learning and practical industry exposure.

The School currently has the following laboratories:

1. SMVDU Freescale Systems Laboratory:

This laboratory is a unique collaborative initiative, established with the backing of Freescale Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Motorola Semiconductors). It houses advanced equipment and kits, designed to facilitate the learning and application of concepts related to the latest 32-bit, 16-bit, and 8-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors.

Students are immersed in learning about state-of-the-art architectures including the 32-bit ColdFire Architecture, 16-bit S12X Microcontroller Architecture, and 8-bit 9S8 Architecture. In addition to these, they gain comprehensive understanding of the classical 8-bit Intel 8051 Microcontroller, 16-bit 8086 Microprocessor, and 8-bit 8085 Microprocessor architectures.

The lab provides an active platform for both laboratory work and project implementation. Students utilize sensor boards, wireless network boards, and project boards – all sourced from Freescale Semiconductors – to devise innovative projects. Furthermore, Freescale Semiconductors actively contributes to the learning ecosystem by regularly conducting training sessions for faculty and students, as well as sponsoring student projects.

To study real-time equipment and their operation, the laboratory is equipped with interface kits for DC Motors, Stepper Motors, LED Matrix, Traffic Light controls, and A/D & D/A converters. This hands-on experience with real-world hardware strengthens students’ understanding and helps them translate theoretical knowledge into practical skills.

2. SMVDU Xilinx Laboratory:

This laboratory represents the culmination of a joint endeavor between SMVDU and Xilinx Incorporated, USA – the global frontrunner in programmable logic such as FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device). The lab is endowed with software tools donated generously by Xilinx, which includes the state-of-the-art ISE 9.2i software design tool, Chipscope, and others.

Hardware within the lab spans from kits designed for exploring the Spartan 3E series to the high-end Virtex2 series, all from Xilinx. This variety ensures students gain a well-rounded exposure to both entry-level and advanced FPGA technologies.

To facilitate project work, the lab also features special Input/Output (I/O) cards. This blend of high-quality hardware and software resources not only supports in-depth study but also enables hands-on experimentation, thereby encouraging the development of practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge.

3. Analog Electronics Laboratory:

This laboratory serves as a dynamic platform where students conduct practical experiments on both analog and digital electronics circuits, involving diodes, transistors, and Field-Effect Transistors (FETs). It boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including multiple power supplies, Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, Analog Oscilloscopes, function generators, and Logic Scopes, complemented by a range of probes and a diverse selection of capacitance, inductance, and resistance boxes. This advanced arsenal of tools enables students to seamlessly transition from theoretical knowledge to hands-on proficiency, immersing them in the intricacies of electronic circuitry.

4. Communication Engineering Laboratory:

This laboratory provides students with an immersive platform for hands-on experiments in the realm of wireless communications. This includes studying modulation and demodulation techniques, transmitter and receiver dynamics, as well as analog and digital communication methodologies. The lab is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment such as high-bandwidth Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, high-frequency Analog Oscilloscopes, and multiple power supplies. In addition, training kits specifically designed to explore various communication techniques are readily available. This blend of advanced tools and interactive learning activities facilitates a deep understanding of wireless communication principles, bridging the gap between classroom theory and real-world applications.

5. Linear Integrated Circuits Laboratory:

This laboratory is designed to facilitate practical studies for students focused on linear integrated circuits, which include operational amplifiers (op-amps), regulators, and other linear ICs. It comes equipped with an array of state-of-the-art instruments such as function generators, oscilloscopes, and triple power supplies, readily accessible to students. By offering these hands-on experiences, the laboratory allows students to consolidate theoretical understanding with practical knowledge, encouraging in-depth exploration of linear integrated circuits in a real-world context.

6. Optical Fiber Communication Laboratory:

This laboratory offers students an interactive platform to conduct practical experiments related to optical fiber communication using advanced, industry-standard kits. The lab is well-appointed with a variety of state-of-the-art equipment, such as function generators, oscilloscopes, and triple power supplies, all readily accessible for student use. This immersive, hands-on environment fosters a deep understanding of optical fiber communication principles and techniques, bridging the gap between theoretical study and real-world application.

7. Electrical Machine Laboratory:

This laboratory provides students with a dynamic environment for conducting practical studies on a variety of electrical machines, including motors and generators. The lab is equipped with setups for DC Series/Shunt Motors, Synchronous, Universal, Single Phase, and Three Phase motors, as well as Induction Motors and Generators. To facilitate precise and accurate experiments, appropriate measuring equipment is readily accessible. This real-world, hands-on learning experience significantly enhances students’ understanding of the working principles and operations of various electrical machines.

8. Digital Signal Processing Laboratory:

This laboratory has been designed specifically for hands-on experimentation and practical work related to the field of Digital Signal Processing. It houses sophisticated simulation tools, including MATLAB 2008 and its accompanying graphical programming environment, SIMULINK. In order to facilitate a wide range of digital signal processing tasks, the lab also boasts special toolboxes and blocksets catered to control systems, signal processing, image processing, and genetic algorithms. By offering such comprehensive resources, this lab effectively bridges the gap between theoretical learning and practical applications in Digital Signal Processing.

9. PCB Fabrication cum Project Laboratory:

This unique laboratory is meticulously set up to foster hands-on experience in designing both single-sided and double-sided PCBs with plated-through-holes, a rare offering in this part of the country. Additionally, it serves as a nurturing ground for the fabrication of student projects, equipping learners with practical skills and promoting innovative exploration.

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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