Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Post Graduate Programmes for VLSI and Embedded Systems



SL. No. Paper Publications(VLSI & ES)



Mariya K Shaji & Prameela B “Block Based Compression with Background Judging in Cameras Using CMOS Image Sensors” in Proceedings of the IEEE SSCS sponsored conference- August 29 & 30, 2014 at Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam
2  Mariya K Shaji & Prameela B“Design of Low Power 4T SRAM Architecture with Divide BitlineApproach”in Proceedings of the IEEE SSCS sponsored conference- August 29 & 30, 2014 at Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam.
3  Ajay K S  & Sreekanth K S “Fused Multiply Addition With Leading One Predictor in Floating Point Domain”,IEEE Conference On Solid State Circuits,SAINTGITS, 29th-30th August 2014.
4 Angel Rose K,V&Aswathy N,“Hardware implementation of impulse noise removal from images” in Proceedings of the IEEE SSCS sponsored conference.
5 Anju George&Ajay Kumar,“Analysis on MRI image reconstruction and Deblurring Methods”, Elsevier, International conference on Advances in Computing ,Communication and Information Sciences,TKM  Kollam,26-28 june,2014,ISBN: 978-935107-247-8.
6 Gayathri Mohan&Ajay Kumar “A Survey on Lossless Compression Techniques for Hyperspectral Images, Elsevier, ICSSP’14,TKMCE , Kollam, 21-23 August, 2014.
IEEE, SSCS Sponsores conference on solid state circuits August 29th  and 30th  2014
8 .         Nileena Romeo&Aswathy N   “Resource Efficient Hough Transform Voting Scheme for FPGA Implementation”IEEE SSCS Sponsored conference on Solid State Circuits August 29,30 2014
9 Renju R&Meera M Nair “Performance Improvement of CMOS Image Sensor by Sensor Level Image Compression and Noise Reduction .”,IEEE  conference on Solid State Circuits held at  Saintgits College of Engineering, 29-30 August, 2014.
10 .  Sanitha Sunny&Meera M Nair,  “High Gain Low Noise Double Balanced Mixer for 2.4GHz Applications”, Conference on Solid State Circuits, IEEE SSCS Student Branch, 45-48, August, 2014.
11 Seethal Paul,“Performance Analysis and Study of Audio WatermarkingAlgorithms”International Journal Of Engineering And Computer Science ISSN:2319-7242,Volume - 3 Issue -8 August, 2014 Page No. 7540-7547 
12 Sreelaksmi T G,   “Performance Analysis and Study of Audio Watermarking Algorithms”, International Journal Of Engineering And Computer Science ISSN:2319-7242 ,Volume - 3 Issue -8 August, 2014 Page No. 7540-7547
13 Manju Suresh, Neema M, " Hardware Implementation of Blowfish algorithm for the Secure Data Transmission in Internet of Things", International Conference on Recent Advancements and Effectual Researches in Engineering, Science and Technology, Elsevier, 23 April 2016
14       Anuroop K.B, Neema M, " Fully Pipelined-Loop unrolled AES with Enhanced Key Expansion", IEEE International Conference On Recent Trends In Electronics, Information & Communication Technology, May 2016  
15  Mariyamol.P.P , Aswathy.N, “CMOS buffer design approach for low power and lower delay SRAM Design,” Elsevier's Procedia Technology Journal (ISSN: 2212-0173), (2016)
16    Anuroop K.B, Neema M, " A Survey on Hardware/Software Codesign: Latest Trends and Techniques", Kerala Technological Congress (KETCON-2016Technology for Sustainability), (Poster presentation), January 2016

Aneeciya Mathew & Prameela B "Design of Operational Amplifiers for Delta Sigma ADCs",  IETE sponsored national conference-NCICIS, March 2017 

Athira K B & Prameela B "Ultra Wideband Low Noise Amplifier with Resistive Feedback and Shunt Inductive Peaking"  IETE sponsored national conference-NCICIS, March 2017 
19 Aneeciya Mathew & Prameela B "Design of Low Power Delta Sigma CT Modulator for Biomedical Application"    International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems( ICIIECS,2017) , 17-18 March 2017, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore ISBN: 978-1-5090-3293-8
20 Athira K B & Prameela B " Ultra Wideband Low Noise Amplifier with Resistive Feedback and Shunt inductive Peaking"    International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems( ICIIECS,2017) , 17-18 March 2017, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore ISBN: 978-1-5090-3293-8
21 Nimmy Vincent and Neema M. “Survey on variable digital filters used for channelization in software defined radio”, International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems( ICIIECS,2017) , 17-18 March 2017, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore ISBN: 978-1-5090-3293-8 
22 Nazrin V. A,and Anju George,"High Speed Reconstruction of MR signals using OMP Algorithm", International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems( ICIIECS,2017) , 17-18 March 2017, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore ISBN: 978-1-5090-3293-8
23 Nazrin V. A,and Anju George,"High Speed Reconstruction of MR signals using OMP Algorithm", National Conference On Information, Communication and Intelligent Systems (NCICIS 2017) at SNGCE, Kolenchery. 
24 HaniMol A A & Prameela B “Frequency Response Masking Filter Design For Software defined radio” in International Multi-conference on computing ,communication, electrical & Nanotechnology (IC2CN 2K18) at Mangalam college of engineering(26th April 2018)
HaniMol A A & Prameela B “survey on linear phase reconfigurable filter for software defined
radios”. In National Conference on Recent Trends in VLSI, Communication and Networks 2018
26 HaniMol A A & Prameela B “Linear Phase Sharp Transition Band Filter Using Frequency Response Masking Based Filter in “International Conference On Science And Technology (ISCT), April 2018 at CUSAT.




    SL No.  Academic year Name Title of Thesis
    1 2014-2016 Anuroop K B Hardware Software Codesign for Advanced Encryption Standard with Enhanced Key Expansion
    2 2014-2016 Anu James Power Optimised Ztcam using Parity Bit Technique
    3 2014-2016 Gopika P G Hybrid AES using 16 Feistel based Network with key based S box
    4 2014-2016 Lakshmi V Nair Area Reduction in LC VCO using Active Inductors
    5 2014-2016 Manju Suresh Security of Internet of Things using Modified Blowfish Algorithm  
    6 2014-2016 Mariyamol P P Design and Analysis of 4:1 SRAM cell with Low Power Periphery Circuitries
    7 2014-2016 Sneha Joseph Hardware Implementation of Vedic Multiplier using FPGA
    8 2014-2016 Vishnu G Kartha A Low Power Reversible DPA Resistant Circuit Using GDI Technique
    9 2013-2015 Ann Mary Sebastian Performance Optimization of Flash ADC
    10 2013-2015 Arya S Menon Multi Functional Latch Tray using Signal Feedthrough Scheme with Self Testing Logic
    11 2013-2015 Deepa G Nair Design and Implementation of Lighweight IDS in an IOT Environment
    12 2013-2015 Harsha R A Study of IDS for Virtual Network and its performance Analysis
    13 2013-2015 Jishnu raj Design of CMOS RF LNA for long Term Evolution
    14 2013-2015 Kurian Thomas A Contemporary Skew cognizant CTS Algorithm and Analysis of Its Effects
    15 2013-2015 Manish Mohan Genetic Algorithm for hardware Software Codesign
    16 2013-2015 Muhammed Erfan P S System Level Power Optimization Using DYFS
    17 2013-2015 Nephil Sebastian P J Ternary Flash ADC using CNTFET
    18 2013-2015 Pritty P Mathew Schmitt Trigger based FINFET SRAM 
    19 2013-2015 Sajin George Energy Efficient Node Design For WSN
    20 2013-2015 Shyam Shankar Hybrid Methodology for System Level Power Estimation
    21 2013-2015 Sounya S An Efficient Drowsiness Detection Technique
    22 2013-2015 Swetha N  Si Based Current Density Enhanced CMOS compatible  LED Design
    23 2012-2014 Ajay  K S Floating Point Extended to Vedic Multiplier (Urdhava Tiryakbhayam Sutra)
    24 2012-2014 Angel Rose K V A Denoising Method For Images Corrupted by Impulse Noise
    25 2012-2014 Anju George Modified Iterative Reconstruction Algorithm for Spiral MRI
    26 2012-2014 Anusree M Power Reduction in Sequential and Combinational Circuits Using Power-gated Adiabatic Technique
    27 2012-2014 Aswathy.S Secure User Authentication Based on Finger Vein Patterns
    28 2012-2014 Gayathri Mohan Fusion Based Predictive Lossless Compression of Hyperspectral Images
    29 2012-2014 George M John Kogge Stone Carry Select Adder for High Speed Performances
    30 2012-2014 Jaimy James Spectral Unmixing of Hyperspectral Image
    31 2012-2014 Jossia Jose Design of Low Power 4T Cell Based SRAM Architecture
    32 2012-2014 Mariya K Shaji Block Based Compression With Background Judging In Cameras Using CMOS Image Sensor
    33 2012-2014 Merin Paul Robust Video Watermarking using Biorthogonal Wavelet Transform with reduced correlation
    34 2012-2014 Neethu Simon Contrast Enhancement of Color Images Using Improved Retinex Method
    35 2012-2014 Nileena Romeo Resource Efficient FPGA Implementation of Hough Transform Voting Scheme
    36 2012-2014 Renjith Mathew   Design of Efficient Memory Bitcell for SRAM Array
    37 2012-2014 Renju R Performance Improvement of CMOS Image Sensor By Sensor Level Image Compression and Noise Reduction
    38 2012-2014 Reshma Mary Jose Power-Delay Analysis of CMOS and CNTFET-Based Full Adder Logic Styles
    39 2012-2014 Sanitha Sunny High Gain Low Noise Double Balanced Mixer For 2.4GHz Applications
    40 2012-2014 Sarath Varma   Study on Peltier Cooling: A viable technique for power management of 3D IC
    41 2012-2014 Seethal Paul Audio Watermarking Algorithms - A Detailed Study, Performance Evaluation and Enhancement
    42 2012-2014 Sharu Jaiboy Mathen An Enhanced Approach for Contrast Improvement and Denoising of MR Images
    43 2012-2014 Sreelakshmi T G An Accurate ECG Feature Extraction Method for Detecting Multiple Cardiovascular Diseases
    44 2012-2014 Vaishak Prathap 3. A Study of Bi-CNTFET Technology as an alternative to Bi-CMOS Technology
    45 2012-2014 Veena Paul A CMOS PLL optimised for Low Power operation
    47 2015-17 Athira K B
    48 2015-17 Nazrin V A
    High Speed Reconstruction of MRI Signals uising Block based
     Orthogonal Matching Pursuit Algorithm
    50 2016-18 Hani Mol A A Linear phase low complexity sharp transition band filter using FRM Technique

ECE PG Lab H/w and S/w Facilities
Sl.No Specification Properties Software
Real Time Embedded Systems
1 MSP430FG4618 The MSP430xG461x series are microcontroller configurations with two 16-bit timers, a high-performance 12-bit A/D converter, dual 12-bit D/A converters, three configurable operational amplifiers, one universal serial communication interface (USCI), one universal synchronous/asynchronous communication interface (USART), DMA, 80 I/O pins, and a liquid crystal display (LCD) driver with regulated charge pump.Typical applications for this device include portable medical applications and e-meter applications. Code Composer studio  (CCS)
2 MSP430F5438 16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 256KB Flash, 16KB RAM, 12 Bit ADC, 4 USCIs, 32-bit HW Multiplier   Typical applications for this device include analog and digital sensor systems, digital motor control, remote controls, thermostats, digital timers, and hand-held meters.  CCS
3 Stellaris Cortex-M3
LM3S8962 Microcontroller 
32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M3 50-MHz processor core with System Timer (SysTick), integrated Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller (NVIC), Memory Protection Unit (MPU), and Thumb-2 instruction set                                    USB cable provides serial communication, debugging, and power OLED graphics display
User LED, navigation switches, and select pushbuttons,Magnetic speaker,MicroSD card slot
Standard ARM® 20-pin JTAG debug connector with input and output modes are present.
Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) for Stellaris® MCUs (Application Software & Frameworks) 
4 RTOS Mircium OS-II μC/OS-II is a portable, ROMable, scalable, preemptive, real-time deterministic multitasking kernel for microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSPs.Used in wide range of  safety critical embedded applications,Data Communications Equipments etc..  
5 MSP-FET430UIF  MSP-FET430UIF is a powerful flash emulation tool to quickly begin application development on the MSP430 MCU. It includes USB debugging interface used to program and debug the MSP430 in-system through the JTAG interface or the pin saving Spy Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol. since the MSP430 flash is ultra-low power, no external power supply is required. Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 
6 LM3S9D96
Stellaris LM3S Microcontroller 
The LM3S9D96 microcontroller is targeted for industrial applications, including remote connectivity and monitoring, electronic point-of-sale (POS) machines, test and measurement equipment, network appliances and switches, factory automation, home and commercial site monitoring and control, gaming equipment, motion control, medical instrumentation, lighting control, transportation, and fire and security. GPIO Breakout BoosterPack, OR Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) for Stellaris® MCUs
7 Stellaris® LM3S9B92 EVALBOT
Robotic Evaluation Board
Evaluation board with robotic capabilities,Mechanical components assembled by user,MicroSD card connector,
I2S audio codec with speaker  . Robot features: Two DC gear-motors provide drive and steering Opto-sensors detect wheel rotation with 45° resolution Sensors for "bump" detection.
 StellarisWare® and for use with Code Composer Studio 
Embedded Digital Signal Processing
8 C5535 eZdsp USB Stick Development Kit  industry’s lowest cost and lowest power 16-bit processors helping conserve energy at exceptional levels and enabling longer battery life. a range of signal processing applications, including voice and audio recorder, musical instruments, portable medical solutions and other consumer electronics in industrial and security applications. CCS
9 TI TMDSEVML138 OMAP-L138 / C6748 EVM Kit  Applications in Public safety radios,Audio,Intelligent occupancy sensors,Medical,Industrial,Communications fields Code Composer Studio™ (CCStudio) Integrated Development Environment v4
Embedded Image Processing
10 TMS320C6457 The C6457 device includes Serial RapidIO®. This high-bandwidth peripheral dramatically improves system performance and reduces system cost for applications that include multiple DSPs on a board, such as video and telecom infrastructures and medical/imaging. CCS
11 Beagleboard Xm A true open hardware, community-supported embedded computer for developers and hobbyists.It is a lower-cost, high-expansion focused development kit using a low cost Sitara™ ARM® Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments.  CCS
EmbeddedE Wireless  Sensor Network
12 MSP430 Wireless Development Tool  The eZ430-RF2500 is a complete wireless development tool for the MSP430 and CC2500 that includes all the hardware and software required to develop an entire wireless project with the MSP430 in a convenient USB stick.  Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Analog Design
13 ASLKPRO University Kit ASLK PRO comes with three general-purpose operational amplifiers and three wide-bandwidth precision analog multipliers (MPY634) from Texas Instruments. Also included two 12-bit parallel-input multiplying digital-to-analog converters DAC7821, a wide-input non-synchronous buck-type DC/DC controller TPS40200, and a low dropout regulator TPS7250 from Texas Instruments. A portion of ASLK PRO is left for general-purpose prototyping which can be used for carrying out mini-projects.  1.TINA or PSpice or any powerful simulator based on the SPICE Simulation Engine
3.SwitcherPro- A software program for designing power supplies
Digital Design FPGA from Xilinx

Spartan 3E Starter Board
The board  features a Xilinx Platform Flash, USB and JTAG parallel programming interfaces with numerous FPGA configuration options via the onboard Intel Strata Flash and ST Microelectronics Serial Flash. The board is fully compatible with all versions of the Xilinx ISE tools including the free WebPack.   Xilinx ISE
15 Nexys™3 Spartan-6 FPGA Board  digital system development platform,Spartan®-6 FPGA delivers an optimal balance of low risk, low cost, and low power for cost-sensitive applications,can add additional features to the Nexys3, including A/D and D/A converters, breadboards, motor drivers, displays, etc. The Nexys3 is fully compatible with all Xilinx tools, including the free WebPack™ as well as Chipscope™, EDK™ (embedded processor design kit) and other tools. Xilinx ISE
16 Atlys Spartan -6 The Atlys circuit board is a  ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on a Xilinx Spartan 6 LX45 FPGA. The on-board collection of high-end peripherals, including Gbit Ethernet, HDMI Video, 128Mbyte DDR2 memory array, audio and USB ports make the Atlys board an ideal host for complete digital systems built around embedded processors like Xilinx’s MicroBlaze. Atlys is fully compatible with all Xilinx CAD tools, including ChipScope, EDK, and the free WebPack, so designs can be completed with no extra costs.  XIlinx ISE
17 Genesys™ Virtex-5 FPGA Development Board With gigabit ethernet, high-speed memory, high-resolution audio & video circuits and a host of USB connectivity options, the Genesys board includes proven circuits used in the most demanding designs. From complex systems to dedicated high performance applications, the Genesys board brings workable solutions to complex problems.
The Genesys board can be communicated with and programmed by the Digilent Adept software. In addition, the board can be programmed by Xilinx's iMPACT.
Xilinx ISE
18 Xilinx Virtex-5 XC5VLX110T FPGA  a feature-rich general purpose evaluation and development platform with on-board memory and industry standard connectivity interfaces. Applications in Digital Design,Embedded Systems,Digital Signal Processing and Communications,Computer Architecture,Operating Systems,Networking,Video and Image Processing,
High Speed Serial I/O Transceivers etc..
Xilinx ISE
19 Xilinx Zynq-7000
Using the Zynq-7000 platform, possible to  design smarter systems with tightly coupled software based control and analytics with real time hardware-based processing and optimized system interfaces . Applications in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems,Situational Awareness,Professional Cameras,Enterprise Video Conferencing
Monitors and Projectors
Design Tools (Vivado/ISE and SDK)