Academic Seminar of Alpha College of Engineering Students

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering offers the undergraduate degree providing students with the knowledge and tools required to succeed in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Since its establishment in the year 2006, the department has been focused on creating a high-standard academic environment that provides students with a solid, technical foundation that equips them to compete in the global markets. Several subjects covering fundamentals and advanced topics in the fields of Electronics and Communication. The expert faculty who brings practical experience into the classrooms ensuring that the students are moulded into successful professional engineers.

INFRASTRUCTURE

LABORATORIES

The department’s laboratories are well equipped with the latest equipment and advanced software to facilitate students in their pursuit to acquire practical knowledge of Electronics and Tele-Communication.

The major equipments in the labs are Analog and Digital Trainer Kits, CRO, Function Generator, D.C Power Supply, Dual and Triple Power Supply, Ammeters, Voltmeter, DRB, DCB, DIB, Digital Multi - Meter, ORCAD CAPTURE with Pspice. IC Tester, Interfacing Kits, MASM – Software, Processor and Controllers Kits, MAT LAB, Universal VLSI Base Board, Fiber Link - E Fiber Optic Trainer Kit based on Laser Diode and Glass Fiber, Fiber Link-E Fiber Optic Trainer Kit, 2 Channel Digital Real Time Storage Oscilloscope 60MHZ, Microwind 3.1 Lab View Software, Network Lab Education Software and Hardware, User: 01, Microwave Equipment(5 Test Bench & Accessories Klystron & Gunn).

Theory and practical session for Alpha college engineering students
Training for alpha college of engineering students to do experiments

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING LAB

Alpha students using lab equipments in college Digital Signal Processing laboratory

The Digital Signal Processing Lab enables students to apply various processing techniques using the software - MATLAB. With 28 personal computers installed with the MATLAB package which includes Simulink and Signal Processing Toolbox. In addition, the lab has 17 TMS processor kits, which the students use to do assembly coding related to signal processing experiments.

The lab is equipped with: PCs with Fixed / Floating point DSP, TMS processor Kits, MATLAB with Simulink and Signal Processing Tool Box, Signal Generators(1MHz) and CRO(20MHz)

COMPUTER NETWORKS LAB

Alpha students using lab equipments in college Computer Networks laboratory

Networks Lab enables the students to learn about the communication between two desktop computers and to implement the various protocols. It allows them to implement various routing algorithms and familiarizes them with socket programming, simulation tools,etc.

The lab is equipped with: Personnel computers, Ethernet LAN trainer, Network Simulator Software.

MICROPROCESSOR AND MICROCONTROLLER LAB

Microprocessor and Microcontroller lab is equipped with 8086 microprocessor trainer kit and 8051 microcontroller trainer kit and Interfacing boards to perform A/D,D/A conversions, serial/ parallel communication,Traffic Light Control Etc. The objective is to provide basic knowledge in assembly language programming. The lab is extensively beneficial to the students to enhance their programming ability with MASM. It provides basic foundation to develop their knowledge of processor architecture .Students from other branches of Engineering also make use of this laboratory to develop their skill in the field of Microprocessor and Microcontroller.

The lab is equipped with: 8086 Microprocessor Trainer Kit, 8051 Microcontroller Trainer Kit, Interfacing Board, Personal Computer

VLSI DESIGN LAB

VLSI Design Lablays the basic foundation for CMOS design. This lab is equipped with required software to provide design platform for the students to develop programming skills. This helps the students in promoting their designing creativity with various designing options. This lab provides basic platform to simulateand verify schematic and layout of logic gates.It also facilitates design and implementation of digital design on FPGA

The lab is equipped with: Personal Computers, Xilinx Software and Spartan 3 FPGA Kit

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM LAB

Communication Laboratory focuses on training the students in analog and digital transmission/reception of signals. The training consists of constructing the circuits for analog and digital modulation and demodulation and designing them using discrete components software like MATLAB which includes Simulink. Students get acquainted with oscilloscopes and signal generators. Measurement of common signals (Periodic and sinusoidal) are conducted in both time & frequency domains.

The lab is equipped with: AM/FM Trainer Kit, PCM/TDM Trainer Kit, PAM/PWM/PPM Trainer Kit, Delta modulation/Adaptive Delta Modulation Trainer Kit, ASK/PSK/FSK modulation and demodulation Trainer kit, MATLAB with Simulink

OPTICAL & MICROWAVE LABORATORY

The lab helps the student understand the basic concepts of microwave and wireless communication and gain knowledge of optical sources, detector, fibers and microwave components. They also learn the characteristics and measurements of optical fiber. At the end of the course, the students are able totest microwave and optical components and analyze the radiation of pattern of antenna. They are also able to perform simple optical links and study the mode characteristics of the fiber.

The lab is equipped with: Klystron Power Supply, Klystron Tube, Gunn Power Supply, Gunn Oscillator, PIN Modulator, Isolator & Circulator, Attenuator (Variable & Fixed), Frequency Meter, Slotted Section, Detector Mount, Termination, Movable Short & Slide Screw Tuner, E, H & Magic TEE, Directional Coupler, VSWR Meter, Digital Storage Oscilloscope(100MHz), Microwave Power meter, Horn Antenna, Radiation Table& Parabolic feed, Micro Strip Training Systems, Network Analyzer (Scalar), Universal Waveguide Stand and BNC Cable, Optical Power Source, Fiber Optic Power Meter, Fiber Optic Trainer Kit, Laser Trainer Kit, LED mounted source & PIN Diode

EMBEDDED LABORATORY

Alpha students using lab equipments in college Embedded laboratory

Embedded lab enables students to program, simulate and test the 8085, 8051, PIC 18 and ARM processor based circuits and their interfaces. The students learn about the building blocks of Embedded Systems and the concept of memory map and memory interface. They get to know the characteristics of Real Time Systems and learn to write programs to interface memory, I/Os with processor. The laboratory has 10 CPU Monitor systems and the students can program various devices using LPC214X-ISPKEIL µ VERSION 4software. It provides a platform for the students to do multidisciplinary projects.

The lab is equipped with: Embedded trainer kits with ARM board, Embedded Development Platform Kits, Adequate quantities of Hardware, software and consumables, LPC214X-ISP and KEIL µ VERSION 4

ELECTRICAL MACHINES LABORATORY

Alpha students using lab equipments in college Electricals Machines laboratory

Electrical Machines Laboratory allows the students to validate the Electrical principles learnt in theory classes, by performing experiments in the laboratory. In this lab the students are enabled to do the experiments like load test of AC motors, AC generators, single phase transformers, 3hree phase transformers, DC motors and DC generators. Tests for speed control, open circuit, short circuit tests, etc along with a wide variety of practical experiments are performed here with combination of different rotating machines. The laboratory is also used for research activities inmachines and to carry out project work on energy conversion.

The lab is equipped with: Motor generator set, DC motor with alternator, DC shunt motor, DC series motor, DC compound motor, Single phase transformer, Three phase transformer, Single phase auto transformer, Three phase auto transformer, Three phase squirrel cage induction motor, Three phase slip ring induction motor, Single phase induction motor, Lead & lag compensator kit, 1phase load rheostat load, 3phase load rheostat load, 1phase inductive load and 3phase inductive load

ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I & II LABORATORY

Electronic Circuits I & II laboratory allows the students to validate the applications of various types of diodes, amplifiers and oscillators studied in theory classes, by performing experiments in the laboratory. In this laboratory, the students are given a feel of simulating the circuits using ORCAD software and XILINX ISE. Also the students do digital experiments as a part of their curriculum. Students are also involved in doing their mini projects in this Laboratory. This laboratory is also be used by students interested in doing projects on PCB design and VLSI circuits.

List of Major Equipments: Cathode ray oscilloscope, Function generator, Regulated power supply (0-30v), Dual power supply, Fixed power supply, Digital IC trainer kits, Analog IC tester, Digital IC tester, ORCAD capture, XILINX IS, Multi-meter, LCR meter, Personal computers and Soldering station

PAPERS PUBLISHED

• AMPHIBIOUS SURVEILLANCE ROBOT WITH SMART SENSOR NODES in the INDJST Journal (Annexure II and ScopusIndexed)
• EMBEDDED BASED 3G SECURITY SYSTEM FOR PRISON in the INDJST Journal (Annexure II and ScopusIndexed)
• ARM BASED 3 - IN - 1 DEVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES in the SCI ALERT Journal (ScopusIndexed)
• INTELLIGENT WHEELCHAIR FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES in the IJET Journal (ScopusIndexed)
• DESIGN OF PIFA ANTENNA FOR MEDICAL APLLICATIONS in the IJET Journal (Scopus Indexed)
• SENSOR BASED AUTONOMOUS WHEELCHAIR in the JEEJournal

PROFESSIONAL BODY & INDUSTRY INTERFACE

PROFESSIONAL BODY

Along with the excellent infrastructural facilities the department has associations with professional bodies like IEEE and ISTE.

INDUSTRY INTERFACE

The department is part of CISCO Networking Academy through which the students become network experts and get CCNA certification. The department is a member of ICTACT Academy through which the students’ can develop communication skills. The department promotes continuous learning and research in core and emerging areas with help of IIT alumni club ‘PALS’.

PLACEMENT

Every academic year, nearly 100% of final year students get placed as System Engineers, Technical Support Executives, Techno Commercial Trainees, Consultants, and Executive Trainers in various companies such as:
• Infosys
• IBM
• CTS
• SMART Training
• Arobot
• Semantec
• Rich Magnate Developers
• Askme Digital Media Company

Alpha Students at the college classroom
SCOPE

SCOPE FOR HIGHER STUDIES

ECE provides a wide scope for aspiring engineers to pursue postgraduate studies, Master of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy. It includes specialisations in nanotechnology, robotics, high-speed automated processors in embedded systems and image processors.

CAREER SCOPE

There are many job categories for which a person with training in electronic technology may qualify. A few are listed below:

• Scientists and Engineers
• Industrial Manufacturing Engineers
• Technical Sales and Marketing
• Technical Writers
• Customer Support Officers
• Laboratory Technicians
• Field Service Technicians
• Service-shop Technicians
• Engineering Assistants