Indigenous electronic chips

Indigenous electronic chips

Transition is happening in electronic chip designing in INDIA. Electronic chips, for the longest time were developed by foreign companies. Year 2018 has seen some interesting developments in the indigenous chip design in INDIA. A research team from IIT Madras with ISRO's semiconductor laboratory has jointly developed microprocessor called RISECREEK under project named SHAKTI. These processors are based on open source languages like RISC V and Bluespec which make the chip adaptable into various devices such as mobile phones, surveillance cameras and defence and strategic equipment such as NAVIC (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite). Performances of these chips are at par with the contemporary chips in the market. These chips are fabricated free at Intel’s facility at Oregon, U.S. Also a Bengaluru-based Company has launched new chip-set named pruthvi 3, a fully programmable multi-standard chip-set, which supports next generation broadcast standards. These Indian made chips give boost to next generation communication like 5G. These chipsets has wide range of applications from smartphones, TV broadcast, satellite and defence communications. Increase in indigenous chip designing will also pave the way for local fabrication.