Integrated Circuit & System (i-CAS) Lab  

The Integrated Circuit & System (i-CAS) Lab was established in 2015 as one of the core labsin the department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh, India . As the name suggests, thislab facilitates all the commercial EDA tools like Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics andXilinx, where extensive research is carried out on VLSI Circuits & Systems; mainly focusing onCurrent Mode Design, Wireline Communication Circuits and Low Power Digital IC. Our goal isto initiate, steer, realize and contribute to the understanding of real life problems in circuitdesigns so as to come up with breakthroughs for comfortable and better tomorrow.

The Lab resources are as follow:
S. No Item Description Quantity
PC and Workstations
1. HP Z440 WORK STATION INTEL(R)XEON(R)CPU E5-1607v3@3.10GHZ(4CPUs),~3.05GHz; RAM: 4 GB 05
2. HP 406 G1 MT INTEL(R)CORE(TM)i5-4590 CPU @3.30GHz(4CPUs),~3.3GHz; RAM: 8 GB DDR3 25
Tools
1. Cadence
  • Circuit Design → Virtuoso Schematic Editor
  • Layout Design → Virtuoso Layout Suite
  • Circuit Simulation → Spectre
  • Layout Verification → for DRC & LVS: Assura,
        for RC extraction: Quantus QRC
  • 10
    2. Synopsys
  • Circuit Design → Custom Designer Compiler
  • Layout Design → Custom Designer Compiler
  • Circuit Simulation → HSpice
  • Layout Verification → for DRC & LVS: IC Validator/Hercules,
        for RC extraction: StarRC
  • 10
    3. Mentor Graphics
  • Circuit Design → Pyxis Schematic
  • Layout Design → Pyxis Layout Suite
  • Circuit Simulation → Eldo
  • Layout Verification → for DRC & LVS: Calibre
        for RC extraction: xRC
  • 100
    4. Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 100