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IIT-Madras creates ‘Shakti’, India’s first microprocessor

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Some of the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has now designed India first microprocessor which is known by the name as Shakti, which can be used in mobile devices and gadgets.

According to the report by the IIT-M, Shakti Microprocessor can be used in a networking system and low power wireless systems besides even reducing the reliance on the imported microprocessors in the defense and communication sector.

Others can even use the microprocessor as it is also according to the international rules and standards.

Some of the vital aspect to such an indigenous development and design is reducing the risk of deployment system which may be infected with the back-doors and any other Trojans.

This development will also assume some of the vital significance when the system which is based on the Shakti processors are adopted by the strategic sectors such as the government department and agencies, defense and nuclear power installation.

“With the advent of Digital India, several applications require customizable processor cores. The 180nm fabrication facility at SCL Chandigarh is crucial in getting these cores manufacturers within our Country,” said Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan, Lead Researcher, Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-M.

According to the report which has been revealed, the Shakti processor family is targeting clock speeds to suit up the various end-user application devices such as the various consumer electronic devices, embedded low power wireless system, and mobile computing devices and some of the networking systems.

The project is solely funded by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

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