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MATLAB for Communications System Design

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When Sep 20, 2012
from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where ENGR. IV Bldg., Maxwell Room 57-124
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Houman Zarrinkoub




We will show how MATLAB and its signal processing capabilities can facilitate the iterative process of analysis, modeling, simulation and implementation of communications systems.

Starting from underlying mathematical principles, we will discuss how to 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 such as convolutional or turbo coding, channel modeling, multi-carrier transmission (such as OFDM) and multi-antenna techniques (such as MIMO) to approach a 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, Chanel models, Convolution coding/Viterbi Decoder, Turbo Encoder/Decoder, MIMO and OFDM into your mode

- System-level throughput analysis with adaptive modulation based on channel characteristics

- Accelerating the speed of your MATLAB simulation at each step through parallel processing, code generation and using efficient algorithms

- Automatically generating C code from your MATLAB model with MATLAB Coder

- Prototyping and testing your model as a standalone desktop C/C++ application



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 fromthe Institut Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite du Quebec in Canada.

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