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How basic communications theory turns into a 4G Wireless system model in MATLAB

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When Dec 16, 2011
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Shannon Room 54-134 Engineering IV Building
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Dr. Houman Zarrinkoub

In this seminar, we will discuss the iterative process of analysis, design, simulation, optimization and
implementation of major components of 4G LTE and WiMAX wireless systems in MATLAB. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technologies are at the heart of modern communication systems. Because of the complexities of the underlying technologies many companies are adopting advanced modeling and simulation tools to accelerate innovation in implementing and optimizing next generation of wireless systems. Through demonstrations in MATLAB, will start with a simple communications system composed of just a modem (modulation and demodulation) and an AWGN (additive-white-Gaussian-noise) channel and progressively add components to approach a bare bones prototype of a 4G LTE system. Highlights of the presentation include: Modeling, simulation and visualizing the performance of the communications system in MATLAB; Using the Communications System Toolbox to incorporate components such as Modulators, Channel models, Convolutional and Turbo Encoder/Decoder,
MIMO and OFDM into your model; Accelerating the speed of your MATLAB simulation at each step through parallel processing, code generation, using efficient algorithms and GPU processing; Generate C code from your MATLAB model with MATLAB Coder to prototype and test your model as a standalone desktop C/C++ application; Generate VHDL or Verilog code to implement the design using FPGAs.

Houman Zarrinkoub, PhD., Senior Product Manager, Signal Processing and Communications, MathWorks. Dr. Houman Zarrinkoub joined MathWorks in 2001 as the development manager of the Signal Processing team responsible for DSP and Video and Image Processing Blocksets. He is currently a Senior Product Manager, responsible for signal processing & communications System Toolboxes and MATLAB-to-C workflow. Prior to joining The MathWorks, he spent six years at Nortel Networks as a member of the scientific staff specialized in wireless speech processing applications. He holds a BSEE from the McGill University and MSEE and a PhD from the Institut Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite du Quebec in Canada.

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