[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss-gnuradio] Announcing NEWSDR at UMass-Boston on June 13/14

From: Neel Pandeya
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] Announcing NEWSDR at UMass-Boston on June 13/14
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 02:28:32 -0500

                        *** NEWSDR 2019 ***

                         Free Registration

    Offering technical Workshops, Symposium, Poster Presentations

                     Call for Poster Presentations

                            NEWSDR 2019

             New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio

                           Ninth Annual

                        Technical Workshops
                         Thursday June 13
                           16:00 to 21:00

                           Friday June 14
                           08:00 to 17:00

                University of Massachusetts at Boston
                    100 William T Morrissey Blvd
                        Boston, MA, 02125, USA


                          Free Registration

                     INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE

You are cordially invited to the 2019 New England Workshop on
Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2019), which is the ninth installment
of an annual series of symposium and workshop events organized by
the Boston SDR User Group (SDR-Boston).

This year, NEWSDR will be held at University of Massachusetts
at Boston. It consists of a day-long symposium on Friday,
as well as several hands-on short courses the evening before
on Thursday. You are welcome to attend either or both events,
which are entirely free.

Attendance is typically about 100 people, and attendees come from
both academia and industry.


                          Thursday June 13
                           16:00 to 21:00


16:00 to 17:00   Pizza/Soda and Attendee Networking

17:00 to 21:00   Workshop Events

Two workshops are being offered in parallel:

* (title and abstract coming soon!)
   by Analog Devices

* "FPGA Programming on the USRP with the RFNoC Framework"
   by Ettus Research / National Instruments

Analog Devices and Ettus Research will each run a short course
the evening before the main event. Short courses are technical,
practical, hands-on activities. Attendance is free, but advance
registration is required. Free pizza and soda will be provided.

FPGA Programming on the USRP using the RFNoC Framework

The RFNoC (RF Network-on-Chip) software framework from Ettus
Research is meant to decrease the development time for experienced
FPGA engineers seeking to integrate IP into the USRP signal
processing chain. RFNoC is the architecture for USRP devices that
use Xilinx 7-series FPGAs (E310, E312, E320, X300, X310, N310, N320).
RFNoC is built around a packetized network infrastructure in the FPGA
that handles the transport of control and sample data between the
host CPU and the radio. Users target their custom algorithms to the
FPGA in the form of Computation Engines (CE), which are processing
blocks that attach to this network. 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). Users can create
modular, FPGA-accelerated SDR applications by chaining CEs into a flow
graph. RFNoC is supported in UHD and GNU Radio. In this workshop, we
will present an interactive hands-on tutorial on RFNoC, including a
discussion on its design and capabilities, demonstrations of several
existing examples, and a walk-through on implementing a user-defined
CE and integrating the CE into both UHD and GNU Radio.

Attendees should have some previous experience with Linux and using
the Linux command line, and basic familiarity with a programming
language such as C, C++, or Python, and have basic understanding
of fundamental concepts in DSP and RF. Attendees should also have
some basic familiarity with Verilog. Extensive or deep experience
with these topics is not necessary.

Attendees do not have to bring any USRP radios or laptop computers.
All necessary hardware and software will be provided in the workshop.

Attendees may optionally bring their own laptops and/or radios for use
in the workshop. Please contact "address@hidden" for specific
setup and configuration requirements.


                           Friday June 14
                           07:45 to 17:00

                          Tentative Agenda
                (check website next week for updates)

07:45 – 08:30   Registration, Coffee,
                Light Breakfast, Attendee Networking

08:30 – 08:45   Welcome and Introduction

08:45 – 10:15   Corporate Sponsor Presentations

10:15 – 11:00   Network Session, Coffee,
                Poster Sessions,Sponsor Exhibits/Demos

11:00 – 12:00   Technical Presentation from MathWorks

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch, Networking, Poster Sessions,
                Sponsor Exhibits/Demos

13:00 – 14:00   Invited Talk by Dr Pau Closas, Northeastern University

14:00 – 14:45   Poster Presenter Elevator Pitches

14:45 – 15:30   Network Session, Coffee, Poster Sessions,
                Sponsor Exhibits/Demos

15:30 – 16:30   Technical Presentation from MediaTek

16:30 – 17:00   Closing Remarks and Poster Awards

Technical Poster Presentations:
 * Covering the recent work in SDR and cognitive radio technology
 * Poster presentations are now being solicited
 * See link at the bottom of this email to submit your abstract

Corporate Sponsors (tentative):
 * MathWorks
 * Mediatek
 * Analog Devices
 * Ettus Research / National Instruments
 * University of Massachusetts at Boston,
   College of Sciences and Mathematics

The symposium features plenary speakers, technical poster
presentation sessions, hardware and software demonstrations from the
event sponsors, and workshops from the event sponsors, all focusing
on recent work in SDR and cognitive radio technology. Free breakfast,
lunch, and coffee will be provided. Attendance is free, but advance
registration is required.

The symposium provides an excellent networking opportunity and a
terrific venue to exchange thoughts and ideas with other people
working in the SDR space.


* Register for the Symposium, or the Workshop, or both.

* Registration is required but is completely free,
  and includes free food.

* Attendance and food are limited, so please register
  online as soon as possible to secure your spot.

* Attendee Event Registration deadline is Monday June 3.

* Poster Abstract Submission deadline is Monday May 13.

* See links below to register online.


Attendee Event Registration:

Poster Abstract Submission:

                      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      More details and information can be found at our website:



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]