We are a research group at DA-IICT working on various aspects of VLSI design. Our research interests cover low-power processor Architectures, Low power circuit design techniques, Analog and mixed-signal circuit design, RF device modeling and RF circuit design, Rapid prototyping of Digital Systems, Industrial Automation, reconfigurable processors, Digital Arithmetic, Advanced Processor Architectures , VLSI Implementation of Speech and Image processing algorithms, Biomedical signal processor design, testing and formal verification, memory design, Embedded VLSI, asynchronous circuits, CAD tools, Graph theory and Optimisation problems in VLSI.dnc

The work carried out by the group encompasses various design styles ranging from FPGA based prototyping to Full custom design. Depending on the application, the implementations involve ASICs, Full Custom Design, FPGA based prototyping, Embedded design using FPGAs etc.

There are currently six faculty members and one Research Engineer involved with the activities of the VLSI group. There are currently about fifty undergraduate students, thirty post-graduate students and one PHD student doing various research projects in VLSI. In the last three years, the research work has resulted in more than thirty papers in international and national conferences.

Today, the importance of research particularly at the PhD level is well-recognized to be a key feature for achieving leadership in any field. This is undoubtedly true in the area of VLSI as in any other. In particular, in India, this is a crying need, especially in Academic institutions where most engineering colleges are starved of high quality PhD level teachers.

An important factor in recent times has been the growth of networking facilities through the World-Wide Web. We propose to use this resource to advantage. It would be the objective of this workshop to call Research scholars nation-wide so as to facilitate the formation of a network among them for exchange of ideas and resources, both human and physical, available to them. It would serve not only as a base for exchange and clarification of ideas, but also as a Resource Center for obtaining help on use of sophisticated tools, for assistance in journal article search, and for networking with undergraduate and postgraduate students elsewhere for implementation of basic ideas.