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M.Tech in VLSI and Embedded Systems (Part Time)(M.Tech )

Course Duration

6 Semesters
(3 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

M.Tech. (Regular) : BE/B.Tech. in ECE /TE /EEE /CSE /ISE / Instrumentation Technology / Medical Electronics/M.Sc. in Electronics with a minimum of 50% (45% in case of SC/ST) marks in aggregate of any recognized University/Institution or AMIE or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to

Overview

Electronics and Communication Engineering is an engineering discipline involving the design, development, manufacture, and deployment of Electronics and Communication systems. It deals with electronic devices, circuits, communication equipment like transmitter, receiver, integrated circuits (IC), analog and digital transmission and reception of data, voice and video, microprocessors, satellite communication, microwave engineering, antennae, and wave progression. Signal and Image processing, Communication Technologies, Embedded Systems, and VLSI Systems are some of the specialized areas available in electronics for further study.

Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) system design is the process of creating complex integrated circuits by combining a million/billion number of transistors into a single chip. This programme aims to prepare the students to design analog and digital integrated circuits using custom and semi-custom design flow.

Worldwide, for the past five decades, the semiconductor industry has distinguished itself by the rapid pace of improvement in its products. The improvement of integration level, cost, speed, power, compactness, and functionality of the integrated circuits leads to significant improvement in economic productivity and overall quality of life through the proliferation of computers, communication, and industrial and consumer electronics. The improvement and complexity of VLSI system can be achieved by the revolution of CMOS transistors, miniaturization of transistors, VLSI design methodology, EDA tool support, fabrication support, new design idea, and innovative technology which are active research areas in VLSI system design.

The ICs/Micro Processor/Micro-Controller/ chips developed and fabricated using VLSI technology become the heart of embedded systems. Embedded systems have become pervasive across various domains such as automotive, industrial, and communication systems leading to tremendous growth in the application and innovation of networked and high-performance real-time embedded systems.

To sustain the growth rate, the organizations involved in VLSI technology and Embedded Systems development are in need of designers, analysts, developers, manufacturing, testing, and marketing engineers as well as managers with a postgraduate degree in VLSI Design and Embedded System sector.

The School of Electronics and Communication Engineering at REVA UNIVERSITY offers M.Tech. in VLSI and Embedded Systems –a postgraduate programme to create motivated, innovative, creative, and thinking graduates to fill the roles of Electronic Engineers who can conceptualize, design, analyze and develop VLSI and Embedded systems to meet the modern day requirements.

The number of product and service-based semiconductor industry is growing, thus various career opportunities exist in product development companies including mobile and consumer electronics, computing, telecommunications, networking, data processing, automotive, healthcare, and industrial applications.

In this context, The School of Electronics and Communication Engineering at REVA UNIVERSITY would like to add to the growing human resources needs of VLSI and the embedded system sector as engineers through its M.Tech. programme in VLSI and Embedded Systems.

During the programme, the theoretical foundation is built through courses like Digital VLSI design, High-speed VLSI design, Low power VLSI Design, Analog, and mixed mode design, and system on chip design. The practice includes skill development in both Front end and Back end designs, verification, and testing. The programme also offers strong knowledge and practical skills in developing embedded solutions on varied platforms such as FPGA, advanced microcontrollers, and processors. Students learn to implement real-time embedded systems. The designers gain practical knowledge through mini and major projects in both VLSI and Embedded system design domains.

Course Curriculum

01Advanced Mathematics

02CMOS VLSI Design

03Advanced Embedded System Design

01Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits

02Real Time Operating Systems

03Communication Busses and Interfaces Analysis

01

  • Advanced Digital System Design using Verilog Electronic Packaging Algorithms For VLSI

02

  • Synthesis and optimization of Digital Circuits
  • CMOS RF Circuit Design
  • Advances in VLSI Design

03

  • VLSI Testing
  • Semiconductor Device Modeling & Technology
  • IC Fabrication
  • ASIC Design
  • Static Timing

01

  • Unix/Linux Shell Scripting and Python Basics
  • SOC Design
  • Embedded Systems For Automotive Applications
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Designing With Power Devices

02

  • Nanoelectronics
  • VLSI for Signal Processing
  • Low Power VLSI Design
  • MEMS
  • High Speed VLSI Design

03

  • ASIC Design and Verification using System Verilog
  • Embedded Applications In Power Conversion
  • Product Design & Quality Management
  • Embedded Systems In Smart Grid
  • Embedded Linux System Design And Development

04 Internet of Things- Practical Approach using NXP Rapid

01 Project Phase-1

02 Suitable online course

03 Internship

01 **Project Phase II

Dissertation & Masters Thesis

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After few years of graduation, the graduates of M.Tech. (VLSI and Embedded Systems) will be:

PEO-1

To have successful professional careers in the field of VLSI & Embedded Systems in national and multinational organizations and communicate effectively as a member of a team or to lead a team.

PEO-2

To continue to learn and advance their careers through activities such as research and development, acquiring doctoral degree in VLSI and Embedded Systems, participate in national level research programmers, teaching and research at university level etc.

PEO-3

To be active members ready to serve the society locally and internationally, may take up entrepreneurship for the growth of economy and to generate employment; and adopt the philosophy of lifelong learning to be aligned with economic and technological development.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates of M.Tech. (VLSI & Embedded Systems) programme will be able to:

PO 1

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of VLSI and Embedded Systems, including wider and global perspective, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize existing and new knowledge, and integration of the same for enhancement of knowledge.

PO 2

Analyze complex engineering problems critically, apply independent judgment for synthesizing information to make intellectual and/or creative advances for conducting research in a wider theoretical, practical and policy context.

PO 3

Think laterally and originally, conceptualize and solve engineering problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for those problems and arrive at feasible, optimal solutions after considering public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental factors in the core areas of expertise.

PO 4

Extract information pertinent to unfamiliar problems through literature survey and experiments, apply appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools, design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, demonstrate higher order skill and view things in a broader perspective, contribute individually/in group(s) to the development of scientific/technological knowledge in one or more domains of engineering.

PO 5

Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 6

Possess knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, recognize opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research, demonstrate a capacity for self-management and teamwork, decision-making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and rational analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves as well as others.

PO 7

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply the same to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, manage projects efficiently in respective disciplines and multidisciplinary environments after consideration of economical and financial factors.

PO 8

Communicate with the engineering community, and with society at large, regarding complex engineering activities confidently and effectively, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation by adhering to appropriate standards, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 9

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning independently, with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improve knowledge and competence continuously.

PO 10

Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of research and scholarship, consideration of the impact of research outcomes on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.

PO 11

Observe and examine critically the outcomes of one’s actions and make corrective measures subsequently, and learn from mistakes without depending on external feedback (SELF learning)

Programme Specific Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates of M.Tech. (VLSI and Embedded Systems) programme will be able to:

  • PSO-1: Isolate and solve complex problems in the domains of VLSI and Embedded Systems using latest hardware and software tools and technologies, along with analytical and managerial skills to arrive at cost effective and optimum solutions either independently or as a team.
  • PSO-2: Implant the capacity to apply the concepts of FPGA, ASIC, System On Chip, IoT and cyber physical systems, etc. in the design, development and implementation of application oriented engineering systems
  • PSO-3: Design, Model, Analyze and VLSI and Embedded Systems to solve real life and industry problems.

Career Opportunities

Students after completing this programme have opportunities to work in companies engaged in the field of VLSI chip design. The companies such as Intel, Texas Instruments, , Infineon, TCS, AMD, Alliance semiconductors, Wipro, and many more offer internship and placement opportunities. There are a host of embedded solutions companies offering excellent job opportunities. These include: Tech Mahindra, Robert Bosch, I-micro, Redpine Signal etc.

Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI FeeUS$ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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