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“Software Defined Radios Accelerate Wireless Research”

IEEE CTS ComSoc/SP Chapter

Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

“Software Defined Radios Accelerate Wireless Research”

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Speaker:

James Kimery,  Director of Marketing for National Instruments RF / Communications / SDR initiatives


Location:

AT&T Labs

9505 Arboretum Blvd

 

Austin IEEE Communications Society & Signal Processing Combined Chapters

IEEE COMSOC/SP continues to bring high quality speakers and compelling topics to Austin Technical community. With no exception, 2012 is promised to offer a very exciting and intriguing program taking the community to a new level.

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 Date:

April 19, 2012

 

Location:

AT&T Labs

9505 Arboretum Blvd 

Room #220

Austin, TX 78759

 

Topic:

“Software Defined Radios Accelerate Wireless Research”

Speaker:

James Kimery,  Director of Marketing for National Instruments RF / Communications / SDR initiatives

 

Abstract:

Around the world, wireless consumers’ insatiable demand for bandwidth has spurred unprecedented levels of investment from both the public and private sectors to explore new ways to increase network capacity to meet this escalating demand.  Industry analysts postulate that demand will indeed outpace capacity and it’s simply a matter of when.  Against this backdrop, wireless researchers continue to advance theories and concepts to address capacity challenges.  Some topical areas span low level Physical Layer (PHY) algorithms and upper layer medium access (MAC) to system optimizations and heterogeneous networks.  In reality, wireless service providers may not rely on one “silver bullet” to solve the capacity issues but rather employ a combination of techniques as the demand curve is clearly exponential with no inflection point in sight.  Although there is no shortage of ideas, the time necessary to transition from concept to simulation to prototype to deployment in a real network can take many years.  In particular, transitioning from concept/simulation which is largely a software phase to a working prototype with real signals and waveforms can be expensive and time-consuming, and has been an impediment to the adoption of new techniques to alleviate the wireless bandwidth crunch. Software defined radios (SDR) have emerged as a new approach to address prototyping challenges researchers face with a path to standardization as SDR technologies have become more accessible and capable.  the presentation will discuss the suitability of SDRs for rapid prototyping and present some examples through NI's RF / Communications Lead User program.  

 

 

Bio:

James Kimery is the Director of Marketing for National Instruments RF / Communications / SDR initiatives.  In this role, James is responsible for the defining the products roadmaps for the company's software radio strategy.  He also leads the RF and Communications programs for research and education.  Prior to joining NI, James was the Director of Marketing for Silicon Laboratories' wireless division which is now a subsidiary of ST-Ericsson. As Director, the wireless division grew to over $250M in revenue and produced several industry innovations including the first integrated CMOS RF synthesizer and transceiver for cellular communications, the first digitally controlled crystal oscillator, and the first integrated single chip phone (AeroFONE).  AeroFONE was voted by the IEEE as one of the top 40 innovative ICs ever developed.  James also worked at National Instruments before transitioning to Silicon Labs and led many successful programs including the concept and launch of the PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) platform.  James was a founding member of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance, VISA working group, and PXI System Alliance.  He has authored over 26 technical papers and articles covering a variety of wireless and test and measurement related topics.   James holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (MBA) and Texas A&M University (BSEE).

 

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