The 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.
- 1 Major Development Groups
- 2 ER & DCI IT
- 3 External links
- 4 References
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 composed 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,TETRA, Wi-MAx, 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 CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTING, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Formerly 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 indigenous development.
Strategic 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.
Medical Informatics Group
'Medical Informatics' is the application of computer technology to all fields of medicine such as health care, medical research and medical teaching.
The Centre maneuvered into the field of 'Medical Informatics' for pioneering the Telemedicine solutions, Health informatics solutions and Medical Imaging solutions, etc., which are very specific to the needs of development of the society.
The mission of 'Medical Informatics' is to carry out research on health technology, telemedicine, bio-medical imaging and applications relevant to environments in developing countries.
Medical Informatics: Vision
- Developing the health information technology to address primary challenges in Health care
- Developing a powerful and reliable healthcare network
- Evaluating the feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost- effectiveness platform for health care delivery
- Redefining and redesigning the health care delivery
- Reducing the healthcare costs
Medical Informatics: Core Activities
- Hospital Management System
- Hospital Information System
- Data Management System for Health Care
- Data mining and Knowledge Management System for Health Care
- Medical Protocol implementation
- Picture Archival and communication System
- Bio-Medical signals and Imaging research
- Human Resource Portal & Payroll Management
- Public Health Informatics
- Hand-held Environments for Health Care
- Embedded systems for Health-care
- National Health Care Technology Initiatives
- Industrial and Consumer Electronics Consultancy
- Mobile Telemedicine Bus/Van design
Core Technical Capability
- Middleware: Oracle Application Server 10g & JBoss
- Web-related Technologies
- Centralized and Distributed Technologies.
- Open Source Software: Redhat Linux, BOSS, Open Office and TOMCAT
- Network communication Technologies: V-SAT, Broadband, GSM, GPRS, WLL and Wi-Fi
- DSP Processors: Analog Devices and Texas Instruments
- Medical Protocol implementation: HL7, DICOM and ICD
- Medical Image and Signal Processing Technologies
- Multi Platform solutions
- Knowledge Management & Data Mining Tools
Software Training and Development Centre
Software Training and Development Centre, a major division of C-DAC (formerly ER&DCI) has been in the forefront of Training since 1992. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, CDAC with the merger of four societies (ER&DCI, CEDT, NCST, C-DAC) has emerged as a super player in Information Technology (IT) industry, nationally and internationally.
Research and Development (R&D), Education and Training are the two major areas of focus which have resulted in development of quality products such as high computing facility open source software, multilingual tools, training courses etc. C-DAC has grown in strength with Resource Persons and Resource Centres located at its Centres. With these resources networked, the Centre is advancing in development of technologies and building of InfoTech Skills at the speed of innovation.
The high-end-courses offered includes Diploma in Embedded Systems Design in addition to the specialized courses on IBM Mainframe, Web Technology, Database Technology, Internet Technology, etc. The specialized Courses on IBM Mainframe offered by the Centre have provided employment to most of successful candidates.
ER & DCI IT
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. MCA has been discontinued since 1 year back. The last batch will pass out on 2014.
Another course conducted by ER & DCI is: M.Tech in VLSI & Embedded Systems, M.Tech (Computer Science with Specialization in Cyber Forensics and Information Security)
18 students are admitted every year based on Gate score/entrance test.
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