University of Calcutta

INSTITUTE OF RADIO PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS (IRPE)

RESEARCH

    Microwave and Antenna Research (MAR) Lab

    Opto-Microwave and Metamaterial Research Laboratory

    Cognitive Radio Research Laboratory

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    IC Design Laboratory

     

    1. NAME OF THE LABORATORY: IC Design Laboratory

     

    2. MAJOR EQUIPMENTS: 
      a) LAN consisting of 7 terminals and 1 server
      b) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 operating system 
      c) Custom Design EDA Tool suite from Synopsys (University bundle) 3 licenses

     

    3. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
      i. Nano-scale Device Circuit Interaction The current research activities in this group include modeling of process variability of nano-scale CMOS devices and circuits, extraction of SPICE parameters from device simulation data. 
      ii. Development of CAD tools for automated design of nano-scale analog circuits The current research activities in this group include development of Matlab-based software tool for performance modeling and optimization of nano-scale analog circuits.

     

    4. SPONSORED PROJECTS

    Statistical Modeling, Design and Optimization of Nano CMOS Analog/RF Circuits, funded by Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Calcutta, Amount = ` 2.00 lakh + salary of 1 SRF. Status = completed 
     
    Development of a design automation tool for nano CMOS analog circuits funded by Department of Science and Technology under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, 3 years, Amount = ` 12,12,000/- Status = continuing
     

    5. COURSES
      CAD Techniques-II Lab, 
      RP 3.1.18 Electronic Design and Simulation 
      RP 3.1.19 and 3.2.1 Project works
      EL 2: Design Paper
      TW1 and TW2: M.Tech Compulsory Thesis Works 

    6. CURRENT STUDENTS
      PhD student :1
      M.Tech students :2

    7. PASSED OUT STUDENTS
      M.tech students :4
      B.Tech students :4

    8. CONTACT PERSON: 
      Dr. Soumya Pandit
      Assistant Professor
      Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics
      University of Calcutta 
      Phone: +91 33 23505829 Extn 21
      Email: soumya_pandit@ieee.org

    Microwave and Antenna Research (MAR) Lab

     

    Facilities

     

    Test and Measurement
    Agilent E8363B PNA Network Analyzer, 10 MHz to 40 GHz
    HP 8720C Network Analyzer, 50 MHz to 20 GHz
    Agilent’s E4418B EPM Series Single-Channel Power Meter
    Agilent E4413A Wide Dynamic Range Power Sensor, 50 MHz-26.5 GHz, -70 to+20 dBm
    Agilent E8257D PSG Analog Signal Generator, 250 KHz-40 GHz
    Agilent 8350B Sweep Oscillator, 26.5 – 40 GHz
    Automated Antenna Pattern Measurements, 4-18 GHz
    Manual Antenna Pattern Measurements, 4-18 GHz
    EM CAD
    Ansoft HFSS 3D Full-wave Electromagnetic Field Simulator V12.1
    · Ansoft Designer V5.0 for High-performance RF/uW/Analog/RFIC Design & Verification

     

    Research Areas
      Defected Ground Structures (DGS) for Antenna Applications
      Microstrip Antennas using Composite Substrates and composite feed network
      UWB Antennas
      Dielectric Resonator Antennas

     

    Research Students
      Archita Banerjee
      Bidisha Gupta
      Chandrakanta Kumar
      Chinmoy Saha
      Halappa Gajera
      Pampa Debnath
      Sayantani Datta
      Sudipta CHattopadhyay
      Sujoy Biswas