Teaching labs

Electronics Lab

Electronics is widely used in information processing, communication system, and signal processing. The ability of electronic devices to act as switches makes digital information processing possible.

Electronics is the science of how to control electric energy, energy in which the electrons have a fundamental role. Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive electrical components and interconnection technologies. Commonly, electronic devices contain circuitry consisting primarily or exclusively of active semiconductors supplemented with passive elements; such a circuit is described as an electronic circuit.

Today, most electronic devices use semiconductor components to perform electron control. The study of semiconductor devices and related technology is considered a branch of solid-state physics, whereas the design and construction of electronic circuits to solve practical problems come under electronics engineering. Interconnection technologies such as circuit boards, electronics packaging technology, and other varied forms of communication infrastructure complete circuit functionality and transform the mixed components into a regular working system.

Electronics LAB at IET is developed for Laboratory work activities for different subjects and also for R & D activities like basic electronics, embedded system design, mechatronics etc. The students will get exposure to basic hardware utilities like function generator, oscilloscopes and different power supplies while development kits such as Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, digital logic design boards and Xilinx FPGA kits. Using these resources students can develop different applications, hardware prototypes and Models for different areas of Analog and digital electronics.

Major Thrust Areas for laboratory purpose (Subject wise): Basic Electronics, Digital Electronics, Embedded System Design, Computer Organization (Microprocessor laboratory), Mechatronics.

Major Thrust Areas for Research and Development: For project across the courses in B.Tech, B.Tech Final year Project and for Sponsored R & D project activities.

Software tools available : AVR Studio and Programmer, Logisim, Xilinx ISE.

Hardware Resources and Facilties: Atmega-16 Microcontrollers, Atmega-32 Microcontrollers, Dynalog Microprocessor 8085 kits, Dynalog Digital Logic design kits, Oscilloscopes, Function Generator, Power supply and Multi-meters; all Basic utilities related to electronics components, soldering Bench.

Communications Lab

Communication is an essential to modern society as electricity, providing both connectivity (cell phone, WiFi, Internet) and storage (hard drive, flash memory). The field of communications spans signals processing and error control coding for transceiver design, information theory to identify fundamental performance benchmarks for different systems, the design and analysis of different networking protocols. Signal processing, which refers to hardware and software to produce, transform and analyze signals (e.g., radio waves, sound, image, video, EEG, MRI), is a fundamental tool in every discipline in engineering and the sciences. Sophisticated digital signal processing algorithms, the cost of implementing which has been driven down leveraging Moore's law, are at the core of an ever increasing number of devices, including communications devices (cell phones, WiFi), digital music/video players, televisions, GPS receivers, radar and sonar systems, and medical imaging and monitoring.

Communication LAB at IET is developed for Communication and Signal Processing (CSP) domain related Laboratory work activities for different subjects and also for R & D activities. The students will get exposure to sophisticated software tools such as LABView, Xilinx ISE, Code Composure Studio, MATLAB, Scilab etc. and development kits such as NI Developments boards, DSP Processors, Xilinx FPGA kits. Using these resources students can develop different applications, algorithms, prototypes and Models for different areas of communication and signal processing.

Major Thrust Areas for laboratory purpose (Subject wise): Signals and System, Analog and Digital Communication, Wireless communication, Digital Signal Processing, Elective courses like Mobile communication, Image Processing, Machine learning and VLSI Signal Processing etc.

Major Thrust Areas for Research and Development: For project across the courses in B.Tech, B.Tech Final year Project, For project based on specialized elective subject, Ph.D Work for based on CSP research area, for Sponsored R & D project Activities.

Software tools available: National Instruments Software Bundle 2015 (Includes Labview 2015 and other utility software/drivers), MATLAB R2015b, Xilinx ISE 14.7, Code Composure Studio V6.0, GNU Radio, Scilab.

Hardware Resources: NI myRIO Board with Mechatronics and Embedded Kit/ Accessories (Qty-4), NI cRIO 9063 with chassis and related accessories (Qty-1), NI USRP RIO- 2953R (Qty-1), NI Virtual Bench with accessories (Qty-10), Ettus research N210 USRP (Qty-4), Ettus research X310 USRP (Qty-1); Wide range of daughter boards, various antenna sets, GPS octo-clock etc. from Ettus research for USRP; TI DSP processor TMS320C6748 + OMAP L318 (Qty-2).

VLSI and Embedded Systems Lab

The VLSI and Embedded Systems Lab (jointly with the Electronics Lab) provides all the hardware and software resources useful for laboratory experiments and project activities related to various core and elective courses, such as: Digital Design, Computer Organization, Embedded System Design, VLSI Design, VLSI Sub-system Design, BTech Projects, etc. Some of the available resources are listed below:

  • Nexys 2 Spartan-3E FPGA Trainer Board (Quantity 2): The Nexys 2 is a powerful digital system design platform built around a Xilinx® Spartan®-3E FPGA. With 16Mbytes of fast SDRAM and 16Mbytes of Flash ROM, the Nexys 2 is ideally suited to embedded processors, such as the Xilinx's 32-bit RISC MicroBlaze™
  • Basys 2 Spartan-3E FPGA Trainer Board (Quantity 1): The Basys 2 FPGA development board is a circuit design and implementation platform for beginners to gain experience building real digital circuits
  • Cadence Suite (5 licenses): Consisting of sub-tools that allow HDL to GDI level of VLSI implementations (Virtuoso, AMS Designer, Incisive, Encounter, Specter, Assura, PCB design and layout, Allegro, Litho, Voltus)
  • Digital Trainer Kit - Model DTK-01C (Quantity 35): Provides complete digital design lab solution with inbuilt digital sources and breadboard
  • Analog & Digital Trainer Kit - Model DTK-01 (Quantity 15): Provides flexibility to design mix signal circuits with various kinds of input signals
  • Ready for AVR (Quantity 35): Ready for AVR is an embedded development board built around ATmega16 microcontroller
  • mikroelektronika easyavr v7 (Quantity 12): The easyavr v7 development board is a complete solution for embedded system lab/project. A platform built around ATmega32 microcontroller
  • EasyMX PRO v7 (Quantity 2): The EasyMx PRO v7 is a full-featured development board for STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 microcontrollers
  • Interfacing Peripherals: Several peripherals such as: LCD, Keyboard, DC Motor, Real Time Clock Module, GPS Module, GSM Module, etc. are available for projects

Chemistry Lab

Chemistry lab at IET has been designed for the first and second year Chemical Engineering students. This lab contains equipment such as Digital pH Meter, Conductivity Meter, Polarimeter, Potentiometer, Ultrasonicator, magnetic stirrer with hot-plate along with fume hoods for carrying out various synthesis processes. This is state of the art facility lab covering various aspects related to the different streams of chemistry such as physical, inorganic and organic. This lab has been specifically designed to give hands on experience on various concepts taught in the class so as to enhance students’ understanding of the subject. Specifically designed projects are given to the students related to the facilities available in the laboratory. Importantly, personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as other safety measures such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits have been installed and regularly inspected.


IET workshop comprises of cutting edge equipment for engineering curricula. It routinely caters to various requirements of manufacturing and assembly work demanded by the project based learning and teaching. The workshop houses tools related to metal removal, additive manufacturing and metrology. This includes machines tools such as lathe, milling, shaping, drilling, grinding and measurement tools such as surface plates. Advanced CNC machines that match the best in the manufacturing industry are also available. Modern tools such as 3-D printer and laser cutter support students in quickly prototyping their designs. The workshop resources are thus central to the teaching and learning activities that continually enable students to understand various equipment and utilize them to build projects.

Fluid Mechanics Lab

Fluid Mechanics is one of the fundamental course for chemical and mechanical engineering students. The laboratory instruments are manufactured by GUNT Germany, reputed international company that complements the lecture course is vital to an effective presentation of the material. It is therefore prudent to provide meaningful experiments that stimulate student interest in the fluid mechanics laboratory. This lab provides knowledge of various flow patterns, flow measuring devices and pumps. Some of the major experiments are: Hydraulic Bench to determine volumetric flow rate , Bernoulli’s Principle, Osborne Reynolds Experiment, Horizontal outflow from openings, Pipe friction for laminar and Turbulent flow, Cavitation Demonstrator, Centrifugal Pump, Series/Parallel Connected Pumps, Measurement of jet apparatus.

Chemical Engineering Lab - I

This lab is intended for the second year students of Chemical Engineering branch in the subject of Mechanical Operation. This lab typically contains equipment related Mechanical Operations in Chemical industries covering various aspects related the subject to enhanced understanding. We have made the efforts to cover various aspects of the subject covering various Mechanical operations actually used in industry will be complete in itself to make it meaningful, elaborative understandable Chemical concepts and conceptual visualization.

Data Science and Analytics Lab

Academic programs on 'Data Analytics' are newly developed interdisciplinary programs that combine applied mathematics, statistics, computer science and various business domains or verticals like finance, marketing, supply chain, agriculture, e-commerce etc. In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, organizations need individuals with the requisite skills to transform the growing amount of industry, product, and customers' behavioral data into actionable information to support strategic and tactical decision making. The focus is on how "big data" can be used to help decision makers improve organizational competitiveness.

Major Areas for laboratory purpose (Subject wise): Data Mining, Data Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Data Visualization, High-Performance Computing.

Computer Lab

IET has more than 300 terminals to be used by the students in different Labs along with licenses for a number of software applications.

Major Areas for laboratory purpose (Subject wise): Introduction of computer programming, Object oriented programing, Software engineering, Database Management system, Digital Design, Engineering Graphics.

Software Detail of SEAS: Matlab 2015b, Cadence, National Instrument 2015 (full version with Hardware kits), Auto CAD(Student Versions), Oracle, Xilinx ISE 14.7, Code Composure Studio V6.0.

Local LAN and Internet Facilities

Students, faculty and visitors at the SEAS having the flexibility to access web and exchange resourceful information from anywhere within campus. SEAS has campus Wi-Fi and Local LAN Network . SEAS have more than 2000 node LAN connection across the campus it includes all LABS ,Library , Auditorium and Admin areas. All institute of Ahmedabad university connected threw fiber connection . AU has 300 mbps internet lease line connection . all connection is secured with hardware base firewall.

SEAS has 100 mbps dedicated internet fiber line; 2 HP Layer 3 switches for core networking; 58 HP Layer 2 switches for distributed networking; 1 HP Wi-Fi router controller with license of more then 125 connections; 80 Wi-Fi access points; More than 2000 node LAN network; 5 HP G8 series servers; HP backup drive with Norton backup software; HP Storage drive; Fortinet Hardware based Firewall; 120 CCTV IP based cameras including NVR system for surveillance; 80 Door access systems.

AV Facilities

IET is committed to implementing the very latest in Audio Video communication capabilities and supporting their use. Therefore, facility design criteria should support the latest and most appropriate in Audio Video communication. All Classrooms, Lecture Halls, Meeting Rooms, Conference Hall, Laboratories, Library and Auditorium are well equipped with: LCD Projectors, Document Cameras, Amplifiers, Speakers, Different types Mics, Blue Ray Disk Player, LCD TVs, Presenter. IET also has facility for surveillance under Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) for most of the campus.

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