Integrated Circuits and Systems group, IIT Madras

About SMDP

The Special manpower development program in VLSI and related areas (SMDP), was started by the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India, in 1998 to meet the growing manpower needs of the VLSI Industry in India. Under this program, state-of-the-art design tools were procured centrally and distributed to several institutes, including the IITs and NITs. The institutes are classified into Resource centres (RCs) and the participating institutes (PIs). Currently, we are in the third phase of the project, titled Chips to Systems Development(C2SD). The following institutions are part of the IIT Madras cluster. These institutions, together with IITM, are involved in several system and chip designs. Under this program, DIT also funds Tool training programs, Instruction enhancement programs (IEPs), and fabrication of ICs through the Semiconductor Laboratory(SCL), Mohali and other fabrication foundries.

  • IIITDM Kanchipuram
  • NIELIT Calicut
  • NIT Calicut
  • NIT Puducherry
  • NIT Silchar
  • NIT Tiruchirappalli


IEPs and other courses conducted


The following courses related to SMDP-C2SD topics were conducted under the GIAN program.

  • Integrated Phase and Frequency Synthesis by Sudhakar Pamarti(University of California at Los Angeles, USA), 1st to 15th March 2017.
  • Computational Techniques for Frequency-domain and Perturbation Analysis of Electronic and Multi-Physics Systems by Prof. Jaijeet Roychowdhury(University of California, Berkeley, USA). 30th Jan. to 3rd Feb. 2017 .
  • Fundamentals of Numerical Modelling and Simulation of Multi-Physics and Multi-Domain Systems by Prof. Alper Demir(Koc University, Turkey). 2-6 Jan. 2017.
  • Near/sub-threshold circuits and architectures for microprocessors by Prof. Mingoo Seok(Columbia University, USA). 9-13 Jan. 2017.
  • Advances in Flexible CMOS Radio Frequency Transceivers by Prof. Eric Klumperink(University of Twente, the Netherlands). 12-16 Nov. 2016.
  • Designing Smart Sensor Systems by Prof. Kofi Makinwa(Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands). 21-25 Nov. 2016.


In SMDP Phase II, using funds from the India chip program, we have fabricated a pipelined A/D converter. It was designed by I.Rajesh, an M.S student, guided by Dr.Y.Shanthi Pavan. Thesis.pdf

Other Lecture material