Analysts Workshop


Thursday, December 2

SDR has begun to move beyond the innovators and early adopters as defined by Geoffrey Moore in “Crossing the Chasm” into the early majority phase defining the mainstream market. In this phase, adopters select a technology not because it is innovative or visionary but because it has been shown to successfully solve a problem within their specific market. Examples of SDR adoption illustrating the transition to the mainstream are abundant: 

  • Thousands of software defined radios have been successfully deployed in defense applications

  • Cellular infrastructure systems are increasingly using programmable processing devices to create “common platform” or “multi-mode”  base stations supporting multiple cellular infrastructure standards 

  • Cellular handsets are increasingly utilizing System on Chip (SoC) devices that incorporate programmable “DSP Cores” to support the baseband signal/modem processing

  • Satellite “modems” in the commercial and defense markets make pervasive use of programmable processing devices for intermediate frequency and baseband signal processing

While these types of systems are often not marketed as “SDR’s”, they utilize SDR technologies to solve market specific problems; cost of development, cost of production, cost of upgrades and maintenance, time to market in supporting new and evolving air interface standards, or problems associated with network interoperability. This workshop, hosted by Manuel Uhm of Xilinx and Chair of the Wireless Innovation Forum User Requirements Committee will explore the use of SDR and SDR technologies in commercial, civil and defense markets, future trends, and key challenges that need to be addressed in further advancing SDR technologies into the mainstream. 

Workshop Program:

08:40-09:20 SDR'10 Conference Keynote, Richard Lynch, CTO, Verizon

09:50-10:00 Welcome and Introductions, Manuel Uhm, Xilinx

10:00 - 10:30 Aditya Kaul [bio], ABI Research, "Self-optimization and Cognitive Radio in Commercial Wireless Infrastructure"

10:35 - 11:10 Talk by Brad Curran [bio], of Frost and Sullivan

11:10 - 11:35 David Krebs [bio] and Chris Rezendes [bio], VDC

11:50 to 13:45 Lunch and Product Exhibition

13:45 - 14:20 Joe Madden [bio], Mobile Experts, "Changes in the Mobile Infrastructure Market"

14:20 - 14:40  Matthew Botwin [bio], The Regent Square Group, “The Challenge of Spectrum Sharing and How To Embrace It”

14:40 - 15:00 Craig Pickering [bio], Booz Allen Hamilton, "Opportunities for Innovative Wireless Technologies that Enable Future Intelligent Transportation System Applications"

15:00 Panel Discussion

16:00-16:30 SDR'10 Conference Keynote, Madan Jagernauth, Vice President, Wireless Marketing and Product Management, Huawei Technologies

16:30-17:10 SDR'10 Conference Keynote, Jörgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Strategy, ST Ericsson  (Bio) - (Keynote Abstract)

17:10-18:00 SDR’10 Conference Panel Session

"Comparing FPGA + C compilers with multi-core technology"

ORGANIZER: Kees Vissers, Xilinx

MODERATOR: John Glossner, Sandbridge Technologies 


  • Jeff Bier, BDTI (balance)

  • Seungwon Choi, Hanyang Univ (GPUs) 

  • Dave Kelf, Signmatix (programming)

  • Fanny Mlinarsky, octoScope (test and verification)  

  • Chris Rowen, Tensilica (Multi core)

  • Kees Vissers, Xilinx (C tools + FPGA + small cores)

  • Mike Schulte, AMD




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