India’s first indigenous microprocessor will soon give strength to your mobile phone, surveillance camera and smart meters. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed and designed this microprocessor called ‘Shakti’. It has been built with microchip in the Semiconductor Lab of Indian Space Research Organization, Chandigarh. This will reduce dependence on imported micro chips. Also, the risk of cyber attacks caused by these micro chips will also be lower.
kamakoti veezhinathan, Lead Research Professor of Rise Lab, at IITM, says that in the current Digital India, a lot of apps require customized processor cores. With all our new designs, all these things will be quite easy.
The brain of all computing and electronic devices is associated with many microprocessors, which are used to operate high speed systems and supercomputers.
In July, the initial batch of IIT Madras had 300 chip designs, which were added to the Intel’s facility in Oregon, USA. Now the micro processor, which was prepared in the country, is completely Indian. Although the professor said that the technique is completely different. The microprocessor made in India is of 180 nm, while the processor made in the US is 20 nm.
This microprocessor has already made excitement in India. IIT Madras is in touch with 13 companies. Now the team is ready with ‘Parashakti’, which is an advanced microprocessor used in the super computer. This super scale processor will be ready by December 2018.