GIK Institute's measures against Coronavirus. Click here for details

Digital Electronics and Signal Processing Group (DESP)


The group is working in areas:

  1. The design of electronic circuits for various applications employing off-the-shelf available digital components such as Microcontrollers, Microprocessors etc.
  2. The design of novel architectures to optimally meet specific requirements and their implementation on FPGAs using Verilog HDL.
  3. The design of signal processing algorithms, simulations in Matlab and its real time implementation using DSP Kits or on FPGAs.


FYP, Masters and PhD students are welcome.


Many interesting FYP level projects that can be built around Microcontrollers; Arduino, 8051, PIC, DSP boards/Chips, FPGAs etc  are possible. Students are encouraged to discuss their interest with the group faculty members to finalize their FYP topic as early as is possible but not later than the end of the 6th semester. Students can design and build their own processor on an FPGA to meet the requirements of their specific application.

A wide range of graduate level research involving study of novel architectures optimized for speed/power to meet real time processing for state-of-the-art applications is possible for MS and PhD students.



Honors / Awards / Achievements / News:

1: Seminar on Signal Processing (0.5 CPD Points)

Digital Electronics and Signal Processing Group organized 0.5 CPD activity, a seminar on “Signal Processing”. This activity introduced the basic concepts behind expansion of signals, starting with requisite background in vector and Hilbert spaces, continuing through an overview of common time- and frequency-based expansions, and concluding with a brief overview of wavelet-based expansions.

Recourse person:

Engr. Rahim Umar, Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering Sciences.


Photographs of Seminar on Singal Processing

For more details please click here.

2: Representation of FYP of DESP Group at Renewable & Alternative Energy Exhibition & Conference (REAP) Islamabad:

A group from DESP managed to present their Final Year Project (FYP); “Design, Fabrication and Optimization of Renewable Energy Eco-one Car” at Renewable & Alternative Energy Exhibition & Conference (REAP) Islamabad.

Group Member of Project

For more details please click here.

Senior Design Projects /  Final Year Projects (FYPs):

Batch 21: Session 2011-2015

1: Optimization & Fabrication of Eco One Renewable Energy Solar Car:

Group Members: Adil Aslam, Ashaa Naveed, Shayyan Tanwir, Hammad Khan, Faez Bannuri

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Habibullah Jamal

Some specifications:

  • Batteries lithium ion 50 volt, 150 amperes,
  • 480 watts flexible panels
  • 4 seater
  • Recharging time through solar energy= 10 hours approx
  • Recharging time through main supply= 3 hours apprx
  • Max. speed 50 km/h
  • Total distance with full charge 70 km approx


                                                  ECO One Renewable Car Model                                                                                    FYP Group Members with Car

2: Design and Implementation of Automated Vehicular Mirrors:

Group Member: Syed Shaheryar Zafar, Muhammad Haris Khan, Muhammad Ghawas, UnsaZafar

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Habibullah Jamal

Co-advisor: Engr. Rahim Umar

Project Description:

The project focuses on the task of mirror adjustments and implements a system that optimizes and automates it. The user’s height and line of sight, and use of the angles extracted by a camera serve as an input to the system. The data is then processed using the ‘raspberry pi’ which is programmed to provide input to the servo motors that are controlling the mirrors. The mirrors being the final element are regulated and adjusted according to the user. The idea behind the project is both safety and convenience.

Servo Motor Interfacing with Raspberry pi

3: Human Powered Energy Harvesting System:

Group Members: Aftab Ahmed, Qurat-ul-Ain, Syed Ali Haider

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Habibullah Jamal

Co-advisor: Engr. Safiullah Khan

Project Description:

It uses solar energy and human’s passive motions as a source of energy for common gadgets. The system requires no external power supplies and can bootstrap from zero-state-of-charge to generate electrical energy from walking, jogging, hiking and solar energy which can further be used to charge electronic Gadgets through USB port and all four modules are cost effective.


Photographs of Human powered energy harvesting system


Batch 20: Session 2010-2014

1: Arduino powered Gesture Replication and Simulation Prototype

Group Members: Arslan Khawar, Muhammad Usman Asghar Rai, Saad-ur-Rehman

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Habibullah Jamal

Co-advisor: Dr. Tahseen Amin Khan Qasuria

This project included the design and the construction of a 2 module system which replicates the user’s gestures on an animatronics hand in real time.