The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has organised a five-day workshop on “VLSI Design and Testing” during November 04 – 08, 2019. The programme was conducted under the coordinator-ship of Dr Akash Mecwan, and Dr Vijay Savani, Assistant Professors, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. The programme was partially funded by the Gujarat Council of Science and Technology (GUJCOST).
The workshop received an overwhelming response with more than 100 queries for participation. Considering the hands-on training session and also ensuring effective interactions, the participation was restricted to thirty-six. The faculty members and the students from the LD College of Engineering, SVIT-Vasad, Government Polytechnic, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, DDIT-Nadiad, Charusat-Anand, SSEC-Bhavnagar, Government College-Rajkot and Nirma University-Ahmedabad participated in the said workshop.
The experts from the premier institutes and industry delivered talks on various aspects of the front and back end VLSI designs and related EDA tools. Dr Sudeb Dasgupta, Professor, and Head, EC Department, IIT-Roorkee, delivered a talk on the Modern Semiconductor Devices. The experts from eInfochip and Entuple Technologies also shared their expertise with the participants. The entire program was designed with an emphasis on the hands-on activities and simulations using EDA tools.
The participants gave very positive feedback about the programme and requested to organise many such programmes in future.