IIT-Madras Develops 'India's First Microprocessor', Shakti

  • Client

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)

  • Services

    It can be used in low-power wireless systems and networking systems besides reducing reliance on imported microprocessors in communication and defence sectors.

  • Technologies

    Embedded Computing

  • Dates



Specialists at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have planned and booted up India's first microchip, Shakti, which could be utilized in portable registering and different gadgets.


As indicated by IIT-M, the Shakti chip can be utilized in low-control remote frameworks and systems administration frameworks other than lessening dependence on imported microchips in correspondence and resistance parts.


The chip can be utilized by others as it is keeping pace with global guidelines, analysts said.


The Shakti group of processors was created at Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Indian Space Research Organizations (ISRO) in Chandigarh, making it the main 'RISC V Microprocessor' to be totally structured and made in India, IIT-M said.


The other essential part of such an indigenous plan, advancement and creating approach is diminishing the danger of sending frameworks that might be contaminated with secondary passages and equipment Trojans.


This improvement will accept tremendous centrality when frameworks dependent on Shakti processors are embraced by vital parts, for example, protection, atomic power establishments, government offices and offices.


"With the appearance of Digital India, there are a few applications that require customisable processor centers. The 180nm creation office at SCL Chandigarh is vital in getting these centers producers inside our Country," said Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan, Lead Researcher, Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-M.


As indicated by IIT-M, Shakti processor family targets clock velocities to suit different end-client application gadgets, for example, different purchaser electronic gadgets, portable figuring gadgets, inserted low-control remote frameworks and systems administration frameworks, among others.


The undertaking is financed by Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.


The effect of this totally indigenous creation is that India has now accomplished freedom in planning, creating and manufacturing end-to-end frameworks inside the nation, prompting independence, IIT-M guaranteed.


With a huge level of utilizations requiring sub 200 MHz processors, the present achievement makes ready to creating many hand-held and control application gadgets.


In July 2018, an underlying bunch of 300 chips, named RISECREEK was delivered under Project Shakti, that were created at the Multinational Chip Manufacturer Intel's office at Oregon, USA, that effectively booted the Linux working framework. Presently, the manufacture has been done in India.