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SPAN – Skill Planning and AcquisitioN Cell

Electronics & Communication

SPAN – Skill Planning and AcquisitioN Cell    

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has always recognized the need for upgrading the skills of students and faculty to keep up with the rapidly changing requirements of the technology industry. Various workshops have been conducted by the department keeping these technological requirements in mind.  In order to bridge the gap between industry and academics, the ECE department is launching SPAN – Skill Planning and AcquisitioN Cellthat will identify and plan skill development programs according to current industrial requirements.

The objectives of this cell are to:

 (i) improve employability of students by exposingthem to relevant industry standard platforms

(ii) foster in students and staff the ability to design and implement projects catering to the needs  of society

(iii) facilitate students and staff to keep up with rapidly changing technologies

(iv) make learning effective and enjoyable

Inauguration of Skill Planning and Acquisition Cell
Inauguration of Skill Planning and Acquisition Cell

INTER DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

SPAN will also conduct workshops for students from other departments to promote the culture of inter disciplinary projects.

SPAN Workshops were conducted for ME, IT and SF Departments
SPAN Workshops were conducted for ME, IT and SF Departments

SOCIAL OUTREACH

As a part of our social outreach programme in fostering an interest in technology in our neighborhood, SPAN also proposes to conduct workshops for school students. It is an effort to bridge the gap between school education and engineering education enabling school students to undertake interesting technical projects.

SPAN Workshop conducted for Bhavan’s Munshi Vidyashram, Thiruvankulam
SPAN Workshop conducted for Bhavan’s Munshi Vidyashram, Thiruvankulam

SPAN Workshop conducted for Fathima Cental School,Piravom

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SPAN ACTIVITIES – ODD SEMESTER (2018-19)

 

S. NO.DATEPROGRAMBATCH
117.7.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsS7 ME
24.8.18Virtual Instrumentation using LabVIEWS5 ECE
310.8.18Analog Custom IC Design Flow using Cadence ToolsS7 ECE
428.9.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsS1, S3 ECE
55.10.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsS1 ECE, S5 SF
69.11.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsS7 IT
716.11.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsS1 ECE
826.11.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsBhavan’s Munshi Vidyashram, Thiruvamkulam
94.12.18Arduino Microcontroller and ApplicationsBhavan’s Newsprint Vidyalaya, Velloor

ARDUINO WORKSHOP

SPAN conducts one day workshops to familiarize students with the Arduino Microcontroller and its applications The objective of the workshop is to enable participants to use the Arduino Microcontroller in an embedded application in their domain. Participants learn to program the Arduino UNO board using the Arduino IDE. They learn to build circuits that use the analog and digital I/Os of the Arduino board. Serial communication to monitor and control applications, interfacing of sensors and actuators and decision making structures are utilized in various applications. Speed and direction control of motors using various techniques are carried out.

WORKSHOP ON VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION USING LabVIEW

SPAN conducts one day workshops to familiarize students with Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW). LabVIEW is a system-design platform and development environment for a visual programming language from National Instruments. The objective of the workshop is to enable participants to use Lab VIEW for Virtual Instrumentation. Participants learn to create VIs and use graphical programming for the acquisition, processing and display of analog and digital signals. Graphical decision making structures are used in various applications including signal processing, monitoring and control.

WORKSHOP ON ANALOG CUSTOM IC DESIGN FLOW USING CADENCE TOOLS

SPAN conducts one day workshops to familiarize students with Cadence ASIC design Tools. Participants are given practical training on various aspects of Custom analog IC design flow that includes:

  • Circuit schematic and symbol generation using Virtuoso Schematic Editor
  • Simulation using ADE L
  • Layout using Layout XL
  • DRC, LVS, RC Extraction using Assura
  • Back Annotation and Post Layout Simulation
  • GDS II file generation.