Center for VLSI and Embedded System Technologies


Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technologies (CVEST) was established in 2002 with an aim to build low cost indigenous technologies, through research and development, in the areas of VLSI design and Embedded Systems. CVEST has spread its activities to research areas like Optics and Photonics, Flexible electronics, Embedded systems and IoT, Analog and Mixed Signal Design, Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Design, Low-Power VLSI Design and Algorithms, etc.

The CVEST has research collaborations with premier universities: IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad, Southern Illinois University, KAUST, Sapienza University of Rome. The center also works in close collaboration with industry and organizations such as Xilinx, Synopsys, Qualcomm, Intel Corporation, DRDO, DBT, SERB, MHRD, Ministry of Defence and many more. We currently have about 40 research students, 5 faculty members and 4 supporting staff members.

The center has three labs under its supervision -
  • VLSI CAD Lab - comprising of state-of-the-art VLSI CAD tools like CADENCE, Synopsys University Bundle (VCS, Prime-time, H-Spice etc), COMSOL, MATLAB etc.
  • Embedded Systems and IoT Lab - equipped with ARM Processor kits, ATMEGA32 boards, Altera FPGA Boards, Zed boards, TI Mixed Signal System Development kit.
  • Optics and RF Lab - equipped with optical sensors, ring lasers, modulators and optical signal processing devices.

The facilities are available for all institute staff and students who would like to participate in VLSI R&D activities. Full tuition fee waiver is provided to the research students pursuing Ph.D. and M.S.


Along with research, we nurture young engineers with all the skills necessary for various aspects of VLSI and embedded systems development through strong coursework and research oriented projects. Eventually, the lab aims to be a breeding ground for tomorrow's entrepreneurial leaders. IIIT-Hyderabad supports financially the bright minds to open start-up and also provides working space in Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship CIE inside the IIIT-H campus.

  • To fabricate low-cost, low-power and high yield Analog and Digital VLSI designs.
  • To develop low cost, efficient sensor and hardware for biomedical and IoT applications.
  • To promote quality research and publish in best journals and conferences.
Recent News

Papers accepted in upcoming conference ISCAS - 2020 (11-14 October, 2020)
Dr. Zia Abbas and his students got 4 papers accepted in IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems conference (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, 11 – 14 Oct. 2020.
Date Posted:24-04-20

Paper accepted in upcoming conference EMBC- 2019 (23–27July, 2019)
Dr. A. Syed and his two student’s paper got accepted in 41st International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, to be held in Berlin, Germany from July 23–27, 2019.
Date Posted:19-06-19

ISCAS 2019 - CVEST @ IIIT Hyderabad (26-29 May 2019)
Dr. Zia Abbas and his students presented the two papers at ISCAS 2019 – IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems conference, Sapporo, Japan, 26 – 29 May, 2019.
Date Posted:19-06-19

IIIT-Hyderabad Researchers Propose Novel Way Of Capturing BP Continuously (15 May 2019)
Keep Calm and Carry On! This could well be the mantra with a real-time almost imperceptible monitoring of blood pressure thanks to the efforts of research student M. Singla and Prof. Dr. A. Syed at IIIT-Hyderabad.
Date Posted:19-06-19

ISQED 2019 - CVEST @ IIIT Hyderabad (6 - 7 March 2019)
Dr. Zia Abbas presented the paper at ISQED 2019 - 20th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.
Date Posted:19-06-19

Hands-on LoRaWAN workshop for IoT applications organized by Dr. Aftab M Hussain (23 March 2019)
A workshop on Hands-on LoRaWAN workshop for IoT applications is organized on 23 March in collaboration with India-EU ICT standardisation collaboration. People from the industry like Microchip, Senra, CyberEye, TCL etc participated in the workshop and shared their insights, which was attended by 19 student teams from colleges across India.
Date Posted:19-06-19

MOS-AK India 2019 - CVEST @ IIIT Hyderabad (25-27 February 2019)
Dr. Aftab M. Hussain and his students presented the following papers at MOS-AK India 2019 – Modelling of Systems Working Group, 25 – 27 February, 2019
Date Posted:19-06-19

IIIT-H Prof Wins Best Paper Award at VLSI Design Conference-2019 (28 January 2019)
Prof. Abhishek Srivastava of the Centre for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technologies (CVEST) at IIIT-H walked away with the Best Paper award for the paper titled “Analysis and Design of Low Phase Noise LC Oscillator for Sub-mW PLL-Free Biomedical Receivers”.
Date Posted:19-06-19

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