Tagore

Institute of Engineering and Technology

Department / Welcome to Electronics & Communication Engineering Departments

Introduction


Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is an advancing field with new and emerging ideas. This branch covers a wide range of fields like radio based communications, radar systems, antennas with various ranges, microwave circuits, radio-wave propagation, optics, networking and radar communications, Signal processing and the recent fields like Embedded systems, VLSI design and Nano technology.

The department has inaugurated in September 2008 and the students are motivated to propagate and disseminate knowledge in Electronics and Communication Engineering discipline through faculties.

The Electronics and Communication Engineering graduates find opportunities in consumer and electronic devices, the terrestrial and extra terrestrial communication systems like telephones, cellular phones, television, optical fiber communication and embedded and VLSI programs research. The department has professors and lecturers who are experts in their disciplines. The department include various laboratories those complement the high standards and sufficient backing of practical knowledge to students.

Programme


The Electronics and Communication Engineering Offers an excellent blend of research and practice oriented academic programmes. The programme objectives include generating competent professionals and keeping pace with the technological advancements through focused R&D. Currently, it offers the following programmes:

Programme Course Name Department Code Course Duration For Admission
UG B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering 106 4 Years Apply Now
PG M.E. VLSI Design 106 2 Years Apply Now

Teaching Staff


S.No Name of the faculty member Designation
1Dr.S.SenthilkumarAssistant Professor
2E.SangeethaAssistant Professor
3S.Arokia RajAssistant Professor
4P.ThangarasuAssistant Professor
5C.PriyadharshiniAssistant Professor
6C.RamyaAssistant Professor
7K.S.NatiyaaAssistant Professor
8T.P.AnbumaniAssistant Professor
9S.DineshkumarAssistant Professor
10S.SaranyaAssistant Professor
11P.UshaAssistant Professor
12B.SindhuAssistant Professor
13J.SaranyaAssistant Professor
14A.SivapriyaAssistant Professor
15S.Naveen KumarAssistant Professor
16E.SairamAssistant Professor
17M.OviyaAssistant Professor

Facilities


Laboratories

Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) is the technology of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. This era began in earlier 70s when complex semiconductors and communication technologies were being developed. This field involves packing more and more logic devices into smaller and smaller areas. The complex circuits that would have taken full of circuit board can now be fitted into a small space of few millimeters.

  • VLSI Design Laboratory I
  • VLSI Design Laboratory II
  • Research Laboratory
Highlights of Laboratories
  • Xilinx HDL tools version 12.1
  • Tanner EDA tools version 15.1
  • Quartus II Software
  • SPICE software B2SPICE and NI MULTISIM
  • Code Composer Studio software
  • MP Lab IDE version 8.30software
  • PIC C Compiler & PIC ISP software
  • Spartan-3, Cyclone-2 and Vertex-4 FPGA kits
  • Coolrunner-2 CPLD kits
  • ARM processor kits
  • Universal PIC kits
  • DSP Kits

Optical And Microwave Laboratory:

Optical and Microwave Lab is used to enhance their skills in Microwave Communication field. The objective of the lab is to prepare students with a good foundation in communication field so that they become graduate and effective system engineers.

The Optical laboratory is well equipped with advanced Optical fiber trainer kits which help the students to analyze the numerical aperture and attenuation measurements and also to measure the analog and digital transmission characteristics. The LED and LASER diode units in the Optical lab are used to measure the Source and Detector characteristics.By using the Trainers, we can develop analog and digital communication link and also used for verification of multiplexing and demultiplexing of signals.

The microwave laboratory is equipped with X band bench setups which provide the necessary support for training the students in the area of RF and Microwave engineering. Microwave devices are fundamental to many modern electronics systems, including digital wireless communications. It consists of various microwave benches having Klystron and Gunn diode as microwave sources. By using these benches we can find out various characteristics of microwave devices like couplers, tees, circulators, isolators etc. This lab has also equipped with MIC/Patch antenna pattern measurement setup which provides the necessary exposure for analyzing the radiation pattern of an antenna.


Communication Systems Laboratory:

The objective of this lab is to prepare its students with good foundation in Communication field. Also, it provides adequate opportunities for Students to learn and innovate in Communication field

Communication Laboratory (Lab) is catering to the needs of facilities in communication field by training its students to make valuable contribution. This lab is equipped with Digital Storage Oscilloscopes,cathode-ray oscilloscope, Function generators & various kits for implementing and understanding Communication circuits/ techniques.


Integrated Circuits Laboratory:

Integrated Circuits lab comprises of Digital Electronics lab and Linear Integrated Circuits lab. The lab emphasizes on the basic components of digital electronics including op-amps, analog switches, different ICs, sample-and-hold circuit, ADC and DACs. All these components are pre fabricated on experiment modules, so students do not need to assemble anything manually.

These study modules are provided with complete power supply block and different electronic components so that different circuits can be established through jumpers and connecting wires. This makes it easy to observe the circuit and more time is at its disposal for observation rather than wasting time in assembling. Apart from this students will acquire comprehensive knowledge of equipments like Digital Multimeter, Function Generator and Digital Oscilloscope. By attaining knowledge of these equipments, components and accouterments students will be capable of designing, analyzing and observing an electronic circuit


Microprocessor and Microcontroller Lab:

This is our fundamental laboratory in E.C.E department. This lab has various types of microprocessor, micro controller trainer kits along with interfacing modules to demonstrate the detailed applications of microprocessors. The purpose of this laboratory is to train the students to be familiar with the software and hardware of microprocessors so that they can gain enough experiences to meet the demand of the microprocessor era.

The facilities in the laboratory enable students to build a firm background in microprocessor hardware as well as software. Students learn about assembly language programming, CPU, memory and I/O design, interfacing of programmable chips and peripherals such as stepper motors, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters etc. They acquire the practical skills sufficient to design and realize basic microprocessor based systems.

This laboratory is used to provide intensive practical exposure to the students in the field of microprocessor architecture and industrial control through them. Different exercises in this lab includes Serial Data Communication between PC and 8085 microprocessor trainer kit, writing on EPROM and microcontroller Chip using UIP. The lab also provides the facility to interface the microprocessor with different circuits such as A/D converters, stepper motors, DC motors, multidigit displays, etc.

Current Equipment

Microprocessor kit (8085), Microprocessor kit (8086), Microcontroller kit (8051), Interface boards, to name few, PPI, DMA Controller, Interrupt controller, Timer, ADC, DAC, Serial Communication, Stepper motor, Traffic control, Keyboard and display control , multimeter (digital), PC based interface, piggy back board, Oscilloscopes, Function generator, power supply, RS 232c cable & connector, two PCs.


Network Lab:

The Communications and Networking Laboratory in the Department is involved in research, education and scholarly activities in the broad area of communication networks and systems, with emphasis on theory, architecture, modeling, performance analysis, mutli-access, mobility, routing and switching, tele-traffic and protocols. The current areas of research focus include routing and path computation and optimal resource allocation in wireless networks, and high performance computer networks and applications.

The Networking Laboratory is engaged in research and education in the area of wireless communication and networking protocols and algorithms, as to provide ubiquitous access to wired and wireless resources for mobile and multimedia users. The emphasis in our research has been on the ad-hoc networking technology, self-reconfigurable systems, and power-limited communication protocols.

Current Equipment

The Networking Lab investigates broad areas of wireless system design to meet these technical challenges.


Electronics System Design Lab:

This Lab helps the student to get familiarizes with the fundamentals of electronics devices, PCB design and Fabrication techniques. This Lab is equipped with a wide range of Equipments, devices and software, which helps the students to practice electronics circuit assembly and testing and also provides a deep insight into the world of electronics practice. It is the skeleton of applied electronics.

This lab is intended to practice and familiarize to identify the electronic components and to use basic electronic instruments. Student will be exposed to fundamentals of PCB design and various fabrication processes involved. Hand on training will be provided to enable the student to impart knowledge in assembling and testing of the PCB based electronic circuits.


Circuits Lab:

This Lab familiarizes the students with the fundamentals of electronic circuits. This Lab is equipped with a wide range of devices, which helps the students to undergo intensive training and provides a deep insight into the world of electronics. This Laboratory is primarily aimed to meet the requirements of practical work meant for Active Components basic analysis, designing and testing of Amplifier and Oscillators.

All basic electronic devices and their characteristics, applications can be studied. Using these devices the small electronic circuits can be constructed and checked. In order to introduce the students with basic components of electronics, this lab is furnished with advanced CROs, function generators and digital multimeters.

Students can perform practical on P-N junction diode, Zener Diode, rectifiers and filters, transistor biasing and their characteristics in different modes, RC coupled amplifiers and FETs.Guidance is provided to the students by a team of expert faculty and lab technicians. The labs are kept open after the college hours to enable the students to engage themselves in designing /testing the circuits in their leisure hours.

The lab is used to train the students to implement the basic analog circuits (as a hardware using electronic components) and make experiments to get familiar with the characteristics of electronic components, test the circuit performance and the techniques of making hardware circuits.

Current Equipment:-

This laboratory is fully equipped with major equipments like Cathode Ray Oscilloscope and Function Generators, Voltmeters, A.C Milli Voltmeters, Ammeters, Analog Multimeter, Digital Multimeter, Dual Regulated DC Power Supply(Fixed), Dual Regulated DC Power Supply(variable), Single Regulated DC Power Supply(Fixed), Single Regulated DC Power Supply(variable), CRO (15MHz, 20MHz, 60MHz digital, 80MHz digital & 100MHz digital), Function Generator (1MHz, 2MHz, 3MHz), 3MHz Pulse Generator, Frequency Counter, 150McSource Meter, Auto Transformer (0-270V), Decade Resistance Box, Decade Capacitance Box, Decade Inductance Box, Rheostat (2200Ω/0.2Amp), LCR Q Meter, and Personal Computers.

Software Tools:-
  • ORCAD ® PCB University Suite
  • MultiSim

This lab is utilized for conducting the following course(s):

  • EC6361- Electronics Lab
  • EC6211- Circuits And Devices Lab
  • EE6211- Electric Circuits Lab
  • EC6411-Circuits And Simulation Integrated Lab

VLSI Lab:

Most of the students of Electronics Engineering are exposed to Integrated Circuits (IC's) at a very basic level, involving SSI (small scale integration) circuits like logic gates or MSI (medium scale integration) circuits like multiplexers, parity encoders etc. But there is a lot bigger world out there involving miniaturization at levels so great, that a micrometer and a microsecond are literally considered huge! This is the world of VLSI - Very Large Scale Integration.

Highlights of Laboratories:-
  • Xilinx HDL tools version 12.1
  • Tanner EDA tools version 15.1
  • B2SPICE and NI MULTISIM
  • FPGA kit

DSP Lab:

The programming language used in this course isMATLAB, widely used for high-performance numerical computation and visualization.It has become easier toprovide the student with a practical environment toverify the concepts and the algorithms learnt in alecture course.

Highlights of Laboratories:-
  • MATLAB software
  • Cope composer studio software
  • DSP kit(TMS320C05416)
  • DSP kit (TMS320C50)

Assoication


  • Dept of ECE organized a national level Technical Symposium ECHELONZ'12 on 10th March 2012. Mr.S.Krishnakumar, Manager – Human Resources, QMax Group of Companies, Chennai was the chief guest of the function.
  • Association Inaugural function for Academic Year 2012 – 2013 was held on 12th September 2012. Dr.R.S.D.WahidaBanu, Principal, GCE, Salem was the chief guest.
  • Dept of ECE organized a national level Technical Symposium ECHELONZ'13 on 15th March 2013. Dr.G.TholkappiaArasu, Principal, AVS Engineering College, Salem was the chief guest of the function.
  • Association Inaugural function for Academic Year 2013 – 2014 was held on 05th August 2013. Mr.I.Nedumaran, Chief Manager, Neyveli Lignite Corporation was the chief guest.
  • Dept of ECE organized a national level Technical Symposium LANZER'13 on 10th OCTOBER 2013. Students from many engineering colleges participated in this symposium and shared their ideas in the current trends. The various events are Paper Presentation, Circuit Debugging, Technical Quiz and Multimedia. Er.SivaNagarajan, Senior System Engineer, Infosys Pvt. Ltd., Chennai was the chief guest of the function.
  • Valedictory and Farewell Function for the Academic Year 2013 – 2014 was held on 28th March 2014. Dr.P.Prakasam, Principal presides over the function.
  • Association Inaugural function for Academic Year 2013 – 2014 was held on 04th September 2014 followed by a workshop on "Importance of measurements in electronic design". The resource person for workshop is Mr.V.Rajkumar, Assistant Manager, Test and Measurement Division, Sinetec Technologies, Coimbatore.

Research Group


The following are the research groups available in Electronics and Communication Engineering:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Fiber Optics and Photonics Division
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Wireless Communication and Networking
  • VLSI Circuits and Devices.

Research Activities


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Achievements


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Contact Information


Head of the Department,
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Tagore Institute of Engineering and Technology,
Deviyakurichi - 636 112
Attur(Tk),Salem(Dt).
Intercom: 9442700463

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