About the Conference
GRCon is the annual conference for the GNU Radio project & community, and has established itself as one of the premier industry events for Software Radio. It is a week-long conference that includes high-quality technical content and valuable networking opportunities. This year, we expect our largest event yet, with attendees from industry, academia, and government.
With an annual program that has broad appeal, GRCon attracts people new to Software Radio just looking to learn more, folks that want to keep their finger on the pulse & direction of the industry, and seasoned developers ready to show off their latest work.
GRCon has three sessions:
Intro Day - The 'Intro Day' is the first day of the conference, and the topics of the talks on this day are are generally at a higher level compared to the rest of the conference. If you are completely new to GNU Radio and want to learn more about it but aren't able or willing to commit to the entire conference, this day is perfect for you. For people already familiar with GNU Radio, the 'Intro Day' provides an opportunity to learn about how others are using the project and GNU Radio's impact in the broader industry.
There are both vendor booths and posters on the Intro Day.
Technical Conference - This is the primary track of the conference, and takes place over Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The program will include tech talks from developers & users, keynotes, panel sessions, and tutorials.
Vendor booths and posters are up for the entire Technical Conference.
Developers' Summit - This day is dedicated to coding, tech talks, and lightning talks. It is an opportunity to collaborate with others on something you want to work on, get help, organize future development, or watch more development-focused technical talks and tutorials.
There are no booths or posters on this day.
NOTE: Tickets for this day must generally be paired with other tickets; registrations for just this day will be considered on a case-by-case basis only. Please email Michael Dickens firstname.lastname@example.org with your justification for registering for this day only, and the GRCon16 organizers will consider your request.
RFNoC Tutorial on Intro Day
[NOTE: This tutorial is sold out. To join the waitlist, please e-mail Martin Braun: email@example.com.]
Ettus Research has introduced a framework called RF Network-on-Chip (RFNoC) which makes FPGA computing for SDR more accessible and flexible. RFNoC is built around a packetized network infrastructure in the FPGA that handles the transport of control and sample data between the host GPP, the radio, and Computation Engines. Computation Engines (CE) are processing blocks where users implement their custom algorithms. CEs act as independent nodes on the network that can receive and transmit data to any other node (e.g., another CE, the radio block, or the host CPU). RFNoC is supported in GNU Radio and users can create modular, FPGA accelerated SDR applications by chaining CEs into a flow graph. RFNoC has a growing library of CEs that can be used to accelerate designs without writing any code.
In this workshop, we will present an interactive tutorial on RFNoC, including a discussion on its design and capabilities, demonstrations of several existing examples, and a hands-on tutorial on implementing a
user-defined CE and integrating it into GNU Radio.
This tutorial will take place on the Intro Day (Monday), and requires that you also purchase a ticket for the Intro Day.
Due to how Eventbrite handles capacity tracking, tickets for the three different sessions are independent of each other. So if you want to attend the entire formal conference, be sure to get a ticket for both the Intro Day and Technical Conference. If you wish the attend the entire week's program, you'll need all three tickets: Intro Day, Technical Conference, and the Developers' Summit.
[NOTE: This registration is sold out. We will consider student requests on a case-by-case basis only, via an e-mail to Michael Dickens: firstname.lastname@example.org.]
If you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (part-time considered on a case-by-case basis), you are eligible for free registration thanks to generous sponsorship of Ettus Research. To register as a student, please do the following:
- Register on Eventbrite, and select the “Student Intro Day” and / or “Student Technical Conference” tickets. If you plan to attend the Developers’ Summit, please also select that ticket.
- Send an e-mail to `email@example.com` with the following:
- Your full name & the institution where you are enrolled.
- Proof of enrollment for the school session overlapping with the conference. Accepted forms of proof are:
- Official letter from school or department stating you are currently enrolled or will be.
- Scanned copy of your student ID with valid date information.
- Copy of your course schedule.
- Your recent résumé or CV.
Your résumé / CV will be added to the GRCon16 résumé book, and will be shared with our Student Sponsor, Ettus Research.
Date and Time
University of Colorado Boulder
Glenn Miller Ballroom