VLSI based projects fall into two broad categories, namely VLSI based system design and VLSI design itself. Though both these terms might look similar there is a very significant difference between the two. VLSI based system design involves using already existing FPGA / CPLDs and their respective development tools to create new systems. VLSI design itself involves design of new ICs for increase in power efficiency or increase in computational capacities etc.
We at Ensemble offer VLSI projects in the system design category, because it has wider scope for innovation and creating new applications. VLSI projects are technically rewarding because they involve the design of a system from the scratch. Also unlike a few years ago when hardware implementations in VLSI projects was prohibitively complicated and expensive, these days that is not much of a challenge.
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At Ensemble we work with various FPGA and CPLD architectures from different vendors like Altera and Xilinx. Both of these manufacturers have come up with relatively low cost products that are suitable for applications where cost is a constraint. Using these low cost products student projects can be built and hardware implementations are also possible.
Additionally, the recent additions of soft core processors like Altera’s NIOS II and Xilinx’s Microblaze have opened up new possibilities for projects in VLSI. Using these soft core processors new VLSI projects are possible now without using too much of VHDL or Verilog codes. With these softcore processors real time projects in VLSI can be implemented.
Also with the use of other associated technologies very good hardware projects in VLSI are possible. Another reason why a student might be interested in a VLSI project is because of the future career prospects. Lots of career opportunities are possible in the VLSI domain and hence a project in VLSI makes all the more sense.
VLSI design in general and projects in VLSI in particular are equally applicable for ECE, EEE and even EandI departments. ECE projects in VLSI could be using various communication technologies, be it wired or wireless. Similarly EEE projects in VLSI could be on machine control, power line communication etc. Be it ECE VLSI projects or EEE VLSI projects, real time projects are possible in both cases.
Another reason why VLSI is a good field is the availability of plenty of IEEE base papers for projects in VLSI. Every day new IEEE papers related to VLSI are published and hence a good IEEE project in VLSI is not hard to find. Our project list for the year 2013-14, based on the latest IEEE 2013 papers includes many VLSI IEEE projects as well, from which the students can choose a projects. Alternatively if students have a project idea in VLSI that they want implemented, then we can evaluate the IEEE base paper of the project can let the students know if the same can be implemented.
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