VTC2015-Spring in Glasgow: Industrial Design Day (Thu 14 May)

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VTC2015-Spring Industrial Design Day

To emphasize linkages with research and industry, VTC2015-Spring offers a day-long event to instruct on leading industrial techniques, delivered by our technological partners in industry. All VTC and Thursday One-Day registrants are invited to attend.

MathWorks Platform for Next Generation Wireless System Development

MathWorks Industrial Design Session
Thursday 14 May 2015, 10:30–12:00
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Professor Bob Stewart
MathWorks Professor of Signal Processing
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Summary—In this session we will present recent advances in MATLAB and Simulink software and hardware support for the design of LTE and 5G mobile applications, software defined radio (SDR) systems, and advanced vehicular technologies such as radar-based driver assistance systems. The design flows presented in this session will use the functionality of MathWorks communications system design products for MIMO-OFDM system design, live signal generation and analysis with SDR hardware, HDL code generation of fixed-point designs for FPGA implementation. The session also features a keynote on Model-Based Design of vehicular technologies for the connected car equipped with mobile and wireless communications, environment sensing, and active driver assistance systems – technologies that will help lead to the era of autonomous systems that can sense, navigate, and communicate.

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Rapid Prototyping of Real-Time Wireless Systems with NI LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite

National Instruments Industrial Design Workshop
Thursday 14 May 2015, 13:30–17:00
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Sanjay Challa
 Product Manager for Embedded Software at National Instruments

Sanjay Challa is one of the product managers for embedded software at National Instruments (NI), who is focused on real-time operating systems and FPGA-based embedded systems. He joined NI in 2010 as a member of the Application Engineering department. Sanjay transitioned into his current role late in 2011, and has since driven the strategy and messaging around security, configuration management, and deployment of NI’s embedded hardware systems, and the NI Linux Real-Time OS. Sanjay received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Summary—In today’s competitive wireless research space, the ability to prototype ideas quickly on hardware using real signals is more important than ever.  Attendees will gain hands-on experience with National Instruments’ integrated hardware and software platform for rapid prototyping of real-time wireless systems using the NI LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite (LabVIEW Communications) and the NI USRP RIO FPGA-based software defined radio.   The final result will be the attendee’s ability to design, simulate, and prototype a 5-MHz LTE-based real-time OFDM link on a high performance FPGA, and transmit data over the air using the link designed on the NI USRP RIO.  This session will cover the most important aspects of the idea-to-prototype flow in a single tool, including floating-point simulation, floating-point to fixed-point conversion, HW/SW partitioning, performance-complexity tradeoffs, and finally verification and testing on an FPGA-based software-defined radio.

Note: No prior experience with FPGA’s or NI hardware or software tools is required.

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