C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram

C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC(T)),Formerly (ER & DCI), Thiruvananthapuram, is a Scientific Society of the Department of Information Technology,Ministry of Communications&Information Technology, Government of India.It is a national Centre of Excellence, pioneering application oriented research, design and development in Electronics and Information Technology.

The Center has contributed significantly to the growth of the industry in general and the electronics sector in particular through the indigenous development of commercially viable systems and products, foreign technology absorption, adaptation and upgradation, consultancy and training and turnkey implementation of contract projects. The Centre has several firsts to its credits and is the recipient of prestigious national level awards for excellence in application- oriented R & D.

Major Development Groups

Power Electronics Group

Power Electronics is the vital part of industrial control and is a major thrust area for C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram. The major activities of the group are focused on the Power Quality solutions using "Custom Power Devices", "Power Controllers" for tapping energy from Non-conventional energy sources like Wind, Solar etc., "Electric and Hybrid Vehicles", "Automotive Electronics, Systems for Industrial Automation, Digital Controllers" and "Power Control Systems" for Industrial application, "Networking of Power Electronic systems" and the Development of industrial control products like "Variable Speed Drive systems", High Performance "Uninterruptible Power Supply systems", High efficiency "Switched Mode Power Converters", "Remote Controlled Mobile platforms", etc.In addition to technology development projects, the group undertakes contract projects for specific applications from industries. The group works with a mission to evolve itself into a world-class research centre in Power Electronics, and at the same time catering to meet national objectives with due consideration to industrial needs and opinion of field experts on future technology. The developments are targeted towards employing power electronics for energy saving, eco friendly systems, quality and cost effective products, and finally to promote the use of non-conventional energy sources available locally.This centre also acts as the nodal centre for the National Mission on Power Electronics Technology(NaMPET)""'

National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET)

NAMPET is a national mission programme launched in November 2004 by the Department of Information Technology(DIT) under Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. This five year programme is implemented through the Nodal Centre at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Thiruvananthapuram. Premier Academic Institutions in the country, Manufacturing Industries and User Industries of Power Electronics Systems participate in this programme. A National Steering Committee comprising of eminent experts from different agencies and institutions in India guides the activities of NaMPET.


Broadcast and Communication Group

This group is actively involved in the design and development of products and technology for Broadcast and Communication applications.

We have launched a range of products/technology in the last decade which have been well accepted by customers like All India Radio, Doordarshan, State Electronics Development Corporations, Airport Authority & Telecommunication Department throughout the country.

This group has developed expertise in product development with mixed mode signal processing for embedded application and is currently involved in developing state of the art technology/product in Digital Audio, Broadband Access, VOIP, Bluetooth and Digital Mobile Radios for National / International Clients


Hardware Design Group

The Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Centre is an embedded Centre of Electronics R&D Centre OF India, Thiruvananthapuram (ER&DCI(T)), an autonomous Centre of Excellence of Department of Information Technology,Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt of India, set up with the objective of application-oriented R&D for electronics products, systems and technologies. Since its inception in 1989, the ASIC Design Centre has been active in the design of high-complexity ASICs and ASIC-based products. The Centre is equipped with STATE-OF-ART FACILITIES for design of VLSI ASICs from concept to silicon. Its CAPABILITIES include more than a hundred man-years of hard-core design engineering experience in converting ideas and specifications into silicon, in which area it has an excellent TRACK RECORD.----

trategic Electronics Group

Strategic Electronics Group of ER & DCI (T) specialises in two technology areas.
* Technology Based on Ultrasonic Sounding
* PC Based Simulators for Training Purposes----

Control and Instrumentation Group

The thrust area of the group is the application oriented research and development activity relating to Control and Instrumentation. Communication being very important for effective control, plant wide networking is also added to the thrust area of the group.----


ER&DCI Institute of Technology (ER&DCI IT) is an educational institution under the direct control of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram. The institute is located in the campus of CDAC, in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city. The institute is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology and has the approval of AICTE.

ER&DCI IT took shape in the year 2001, with the MCA Programme with the motive of imparting high end training in Information Technology and other related areas through the three year MCA programme. The launch of the programme has been the result of the extensive research and surveys aimed at creating adequately trained manpower fit to be directly deployed on the job by the industry. Consequently the programme was structured with discrete differences from the regular MCA programmes offered by other institutes. The programme emphasizes significantly on the moulding of software skills with equal importance. The MCA offered by ER & DCI IT is distinct from the MCA courses run by regular academic institutions in terms of the specialized value-added training offered in advanced software technology areas. Hands on experience on live projects of the R & D laboratories of CDAC, is aimed at preparing the students to take up constructive challenges in the industry.

Another course conducted by ER & DCI is: M.Tech in VLSI & Embedded SystemsThere are 10 students in first batch (2006 - 08)and 18 students in 2nd batch (2007 - 09)

----Centre for Development of Advanced Computing,
P.B.NO:6520, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram 695033
Phone No- (+91471) 2723333 Fax - (+91471) 2723456 / 2722230----

Related External Links

* [http://www.cdac.in C-DAC(C-DAC Pune]
* [http://www.cdactvm.in C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram]

* [http://www.erdciit.ac.in/ ER & DCI IT ]
* [http://www.nampet.org NAMPET]
* [http://www.cdacbangalore.in/ C-DAC Bangalore]
* [http://www.kolkatacdac.in/ C-DAC Kolkata]
* [http://www.cdacmumbai.in/ C-DAC Mumbai]
* [http://www.cdacnoida.in/ C-DAC Noida]
* [http://www.nrcfoss.org.in NRCFOSS India(C-DAC Chennai)] ----


---- [http://www.cdactvm.in CDAC Thiruvananthapuram Official Website]
[http://www.nampet.org NaMPET Official website] [http://www.cyberforensics.in RCCF Official website]

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