Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory
The Electronic Circuits laboratory is designed to enable students to comprehend main characteristics of simple electronic devices such as diodes and transistors. The laboratory session is synchronized with the lecture in such a way that they complement each other. Items in the lab manual include introducing the circuit simulator SPICE and its usage to carry out DC, AC & transient analysis. Practical circuits are built to investigate signal & Zener diode circuits, bipolar transistor circuits under DC and AC conditions as well as small signal amplifiers. Filters and oscillators using discrete components are built.
Communications Laboratory I
The communications laboratory helps the students to understand the basic principles of communication systems by practical module systems. This laboratory includes experiments both in analog communication and digital communication. The experiments are designed in such a way that the theoretical concepts introduced in lectures are re-discussed and implemented a practically. The experiments deal with the analog communication basics such as Filtering, amplitude modulation, super heterodyne receiver, frequency division multiplexing, frequency modulation, phase locked loop, pulse analog modulation, pulse code modulation, signal to noise ratio, and signaling techniques: PSK, FSK, DPSK, QPSK, and MSK.
IC Applications Laboratory
The IC applications laboratory is designed to enable students to understand the functioning of Operational Amplifiers, some important ICs IC741, IC 555 etc. Circuits employing the op amps as the active element are constructed to perform as amplifiers, integrators, filters, relaxation and sinusoidal oscillators.
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Laboratory
The microprocessor and Interfacing laboratory is equipped with sophisticated state-of-art tools for teaching and experimentation in the area of microprocessors. This laboratory will provide the students a perfect introduction to the world of Microprocessors and to provide hands-on experience essential to the real understanding of microprocessors architecture and it's interfacing to the peripheral devices. The experiments are designed to provide the students with the design principles of microprocessor systems and real time programming. Also students use the facilities in this laboratory for the realization of their miniprojects and course project work. The course accomplishes this by using microprocessor and microcontroller kits, simulators and software development systems.
Integrated Circuit chips have had a monumental impact on our society, changing the way we work, play and communicate. Our VLSI Laboratory provides advanced EDA tools for the students to learn the fundamentals of Digital & Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Simulation and Layout using state-of-the art CMOS process technologies. This laboratory introduces the students to activities involved in the development of mask layout for the designs as well as performing different analysis and simulations of the design. In addition to the regular Laboratory sessions, these goals are achieved by assigning projects to the students, which will enable them to put some of the concepts introduced in the lectures into practical use. These projects will consist of hands-on experiments, which will typically be executed by students in small teams.
Signal Processing Laboratory
This DSP laboratory is designed to supplement the lectures on the subject. The laboratory experiments are carried out on a computer. The programming language used is MATLAB, widely used for high performance numerical computation and visualization. There is also a provision for the student to perform real time implementation of DSP algorithms using Texas Instruments processors like TMS320C6713. This laboratory will also be useful to carry out projects related to DSP implementations.
Embedded systems Laboratory
Study of the basic architecture of a microcontroller including its applications in a microcontroller system.Implementation of the principles of microprocessing, interfacing and total system design by implementing projects. Application of top-down design to microcontroller software development in assembly language and C. Introduction into the evaluation of hardware and software trade-offs. This lab will enable students to apply the theoretical principles of embedded system course. It will give hands-on experience with microcontroller applications and interfacing with basic solid state input/output devices, D/A and A/D converters and LED & LCD displays.
Instrumentation Laboratory provides the basic principles and operation of different sensors and transducers with their working as the Instruments eased our lives these days without which operation of typical equipments will not be feasible in some Industries and even in home appliances as well. In this laboratory major types of conversion of energy from Physical form such as Distance, Displacement, Temperature, Pressure, Speed etc to Electrical form will be explained with the help of respective transducers with necessary equipment such as Digital Meters and Oscilloscopes. Data acquisition through the use of Computer is also equipped with necessary software with interfacing to monitor.
Anatomy & Physiology Lab
Anatomy & Physiology lab was started mainly aiming to give practical knowledge for biomedical engineers and also for biology students of interdisciplinary branches. This will serve as a strong foundation for them in grasping the concepts in rest of the courses. The main intention of the laboratory was to provide a deeper understanding of the anatomical structures and physiology of Human organ systems. The lab is equipped with a full size plasticized SKELETAL MODEL (180cm tall), muscular HUMANOID MODEL with 27 separable parts, to give students a near experience of dissections; BP apparatus and stethescopes, Wes. HL-4 Senior laboratory Microscopes; Medicaid's Neurostim (EMG/NCV/EP hospital grade instrument.); Medicaid's Pulmonary function test machine; VISIBLE BODY's Virtual anatomy software; Physio EX virtual laboratory software; hemometer, Hemocytometer kits and over 32 different anatomy & Physiology charts.
Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
The Biomedical instrumentation laboratory is the first of its kind in the Andhra Pradesh state. Combined with computational softwares, instrumentation, it has a wide range of equipments from simulation kits, diagnosis and therapy instruments to laboratory instruments. State of the art simulation equipments from Scientech's ECG, EMG real-time and simulation trainer, EEG, Arrhythmia, pacemaker kits, Scientech's sensor lab consisting of GSR and 8 types of different sensors. Hospital grade instruments include Medicaid's 32 Channel EEG equipment; Cardiocom 12 Lead ECG system; 5 parameter bedside monitor; TMI's Electrosurgical Diathermy unit; Ultrasound Diathermy Unit & Phillip's nebulizer. The lab is also equipped with clinical laboratory instruments such as PH meter, colorimeter and electrophoresis apparatus. Biomedical instrumentation lab will house the major purpose of diagnosis and therapy equipment and also computational requirements for the biomedical students and research scholars
Advanced RF, Microwave and Wireless Communications Lab (CoE)
Wireless technology is one of the fastest growth areas of the last few decades. It offers very attractive area of research and application in a large variety of fields varying from radio broadcast to TV Broadcast, mobile communication to satellite communication, wireless measurement to wireless automation. VFSTR is one of the pioneering institutes near the capital region of newly formed Andhra Pradesh and the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has made its own reputation in this region for its strong academics. By keeping its lead in the region, VFSTR has established a Center of Excellence in Advanced RF, Microwaves and Wireless Communications with World Class Infrastructure for the researchers of this region in the year 2017. The CoE has been established with worth of Rs. 12 Crore investment as a joint collaboration between VFSTR and Keysight Technologies, USA. For more details on CoE lab please refer to the brochure (click here).
Communication Lab -II provides practical knowledge and observations on microwave active devices, VSWR, measurements of scattering parameters on various microwave passive devices and measure the radiation patterns. In this laboratory, students are exposed to different microwave active devices such as Reflex klystron and Gunn Oscillators, passive devices like isolator, circulator, slotted section, directional coupler, horn antenna, attenuator and terminations etc., including frequency meter and VSWR meter for microwave signal parameter measurements. This experience enables students to work on more than radar transmitters and receivers. Students will be able to determine the characteristics of microwave components. Measure the various parameters like impedance, frequency, attenuation, VSWR..
CAD lab is to provide the simulation tools to design digital circuits and realizing using FPGAs. In this laboratory, students are exposed to different tools and FPGS’s like Xilinx Vivado, Xilinx ISE 12.4, Spartan 3E, Spartan 6, Z-Boards, Zenq, and Vertex 5 & 6, etc. Students will be able to Analyze static characteristics of MOS inverters and realize digital circuits on FPGAs.