Recent Activities

EDCAS Patent Published and Granted - Sep 2017 

Alhamdulillah, An international patent of EDCAS Research Group has been published and granted by USPTO ( last week. This patent is of a high-precision IC to generated reference current. This patent is the result of International collaborative research between EDCAS and KACST, Saudi Arabia. This might well be the first-ever patent in IC design domain from Pakistani Academic sector. This patent is the sign of the fast pace at which research in KIET is achievning maturity.


EDCAS won EFABLESS and XFAB Challenge- Jan 2017 

X-FAB, one of the main IC manufacturers, located in Germany, opened up a global competition in November 2016 for a Voltage-Reference IC, the IC had to pass 475 specifications. EDCAS design met all the specifications and made it through a community consisting 88 teams of designers from 26 countries and secured 1st position.

EDCAS taped-out Vaccine Monitoring IC in collaboration with Al-Ain, UAE- Jan 2017

EDCAS taped-out a ground-breaking IC for Vaccine Monitoring System inz collaboration with Al-Ain University UAE. The IC comprises ultra low-power circuits along with resonant high-efficiency wireless-power-transfer. This IC would be immersed in Vaccine right at the time of its manufacturing and would be regularly used to monitor the vaccine temperature through an external controller in a highly energy efficient manner.

Awards and certificates distributed among EDCAS membersfor designing a ground-breaking Vaccine Monitoring IC - Jan 2017

Award and certificates ceremony to honor EDCAS members who were instrumental in designing the ground-breaking Vaccine Monitoring IC in collaboration with Al-Ain university UAE.

Delegation from SEU China Visits COE to deliver talks on seminar,“Integrated Circuits, Micro-Systems and Supporting Technologies” - Nov 2016:

Delegation from South East University, China comprising Prof. Dr. Ing. Wang Zhi-Gong, Director of the Institute and Prof. Zhiqun Li, Vice Dean personally visited the Main Campus of PAF-KIET on 17 th and 18 th November, 2016 and delivered talks on the topics “IC Design for RF, Optic-Fiber and Neural Communications” and “40 GHz mm-wave receiver front-end design” respectively in a seminar namely “Integrated Circuits, Micro-Systems and Supporting Technologies”, organized by PAF-KIET in this context. Academias from all engineering universities were invited to attend this seminar and a live web-telecast was also arranged.

EDCAS signs MoU for collaborative research with (IROI) division of Southeast China University – June 2016: 
EDCAS signs MoU for collaborative research with Institute of Radio Frequency and Opto-Electronics Integrated Circuit Design (IROI) division of Southeast China University. IROI is a world renowned institute, directly funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The institute has been given the status of a National Key Laboratory and is headed by Prof. Dr. Ing. Wang ZhiGong. Research collaboration with IROI will enhance research capabilities considerably along with access to state-of-the-art circuit and system design technologies.

EDCAS  taped-out a  full-duplex LVDS transceivers Chip - Oct 2015

EDCAS successfully tapped out  LOW-POWER HIGH-SPEED LVDS TRANSCEIVER chip in collaboration with WAFERCAT, King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

EDCAS won WAFERCAT IC Fabrication Award- Jun 2014

The EDCAS group's design of an LVDS transceiver operating at 2Gbps in 250nm CMOS technology has been selected as the top project in the WaferCAT post-grad University projects design contest organized by KACST, KSA. The EDCAS group will have free-fabrication of their design sponsored by WaferCAT.