VLSI laboratory was setup in 2004 under the project entitled “Special Manpower Development Programme in VLSI Design and related software (SMDP-II)” sponsored by MIT, Govt. of India. The vision was to facilitate and encourage education, research and development under the same roof. In present scenario the field of VLSI design have endless possibilities and this venture of IIT guwahati a perfect platform for those who want to acquire enough potential to go ahead and meet the challenges.
The research activities in the VLSI Group mainly focus on Digital and Analog circuit design. The major CAD tools have been made available by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. A novel inductor structure is developed, and for verification a VCO and LNA designs and layouts have been completed. The group is enrolled with Euro Practice for getting designs fabricated.
The VLSI lab is well-equipped with some of the most modern facilities of recent times. Hardware equipment include FPGA development kits from Xilinx and Altera Inc. along with high-end software tools and packages for VLSI design and synthesis namely Cadence Bundle, Synopsys Tools Bundle, Magma Standard University, CoWare Tools, Mentor Tools Bundle, Xilinx ISE Foundation Software and XUP Spartan - 3E Starter Kits, Altera Quartus design environment along with Nios-II and other IP packages.