The paper was of 90 minutes and had 15 questions each of 10marks.

Q1- Design a black box with three ports A,B,C using 5 resistors of 1 ohm each such that RAB=1.5 ohm, RAC=3.5 ohm and RBC=3 ohm.

Q2-It was a basic  thevenin circuit with three parallel branches containing a current source of 2A current, a resistor of 1 ohm and a battery source of 1V.We were asked to calculate the current in the resistor.

Q3-Design a mod-5 counter using JK flip flops with minimum circuitry?

Q4-Sythesize the function Y= (AB+CD)E using CMOS?

Q5-A general aptitude question with two parts each of 5marks.
(a)    Related to some matrix…(Could not answer that)
(b)    Was an easy probability based problem..

Q6-A problem on generating a C-code..Din’t attempt it.

Q7-A problem of finding the max frequency with 3 different parts. Each having a different clock skew.

Q8-A problem to calculate the propagation delay in a combinational circuit.

Q9-A tricky problem on Zener diode with an RC circuit…Had to sketch the voltage waveform across the resistor……

Q10-Data is coming at a rate of 600mhz and is transmitted at 150mhz.Calculate the size of the FIFO required to avoid the overflow if 200 data bits are coming at a time and no data is received until the previous data is completely transmitted?

Q11-A microprocessor has an instruction pattern such that the first 3 instructions take 1 clock cycle each, the fourth one takes 2 and the fifth one takes 3 clock cycles.   If 1 clock cycle=10ns. Find the MIPS (million instructions per second) of the microprocessor?

Q12-A problem on dynamic power dissipation based on the input & output waveforms of a sequential circuit.

Q13-Input & output waveforms for a circuit were given. Had to design the circuit to satisfy the conditions.

Q14-A very easy opamp based problem to calculate the transfer function of the circuit.

Q15-A unusual problem again on power dissipation. Given the power dissipated in each stage of the amplifier blocks..

Ans-1:From port A connect two 1 ohm resistors in parallel to point D(say). from point D connect a resistor  to port B. And from D connect two restors in series to port C.
Ans-2: i=1A
Ans-3: Used 3 JK flip-flops with just one additional gate.
Ans-4: Used 16 transistors.
Ans-10: I got 150 bits.
Ans-11: 63.5 MIPS

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