After the completion of SMDP-II , another integrated program ,Special Manpower Development Program for Chip to System Design (SMDP-C2SD) has been initiated by Ministry Of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY), Govt. of India .It focuses on developing manpower in the field of VLSI and also stresses on making of working prototypes of System on Chip using FPGA/ASIC ICs designed in the due course of the program. SMDP-C2SD aims at strengthening the research base in VLSI Design and introducing the culture of System on Chip design in the technical institutions across the country through collaborative efforts of Resource Centres(RC) and Participating Institutions(PI).
IIT Guwahati is one of the Resource Centre under this program. The other participating institutions associated with IIT Guwahati are NIT Agartala, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, NIT Manipur, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Mizoram, NIT Nagaland. VLSI design laboratories with advanced EDA tools have been set up to be used by Resource Centres and the Participating Institutions.It provides several resources for the use of students, staffs and faculties. The EDA tools and information are being used in the various courses taught during the course of Post-graduate and Research Programs.
To build an air quality monitoring system based on FPGA/ASIC platform which will detect the presence of CO, CO2, NO2 gases along with temperature and humidity of the ambience around it covering an area of 100 meter square. It is intended to be deployed in various parts of the north-eastern region of the country.
PRSG meeting to be held in the month of June/July, 2017.