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6/7/12 1:00 pm to 6/7/12 2:00 pm EDT

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Innovations in EDA Webcast

Title:
System-level Design and Verification for Advanced Satellite Comms

Date: June 7, 2012

Time:10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM UTC

Abstract:
A new generation of satellite-based communications payloads is being deployed for video, data, telemetry, and navigation services, for both commercial and military applications. With increases in physical layer (PHY) complexity, spectral efficiency, and throughput data rates, satellite systems face new pressures in coordinating signal processing algorithms, analog performance, reliability, and cost to achieve link-level performance.

This webcast will survey new options for an integrated top-down system-level approach for Baseband-RF co-design. To facilitate early system R&D validation, several essential capabilities are explored: system modeling and RF architectural elements such as complex, high-power TWTA; system baseband/FPGA architectural elements such as timing synchronization, frequency-error compensation and phase-error correction; emerging Standards references; generation of complex virtual environments including channel conditions, interference and noise; test vector generation; and accurate measurements of BER, FER and sensitivity.

Who should attend:
By attending this free webcast, Communications System Architects, Baseband Modelers, RF Component Designers, and System Verifiers in Wireless and Defense R&D will gain new insights for the design and verification of next generation systems at the physical layer.

Presenters:
Dingqing Lu, Sr. Application Specialist, Agilent EEsof EDA
Daren McClearnon, Product Marketing Manager, Agilent EEsof EDA

Presenter Bios:
Dingqing Lu has been with Agilent Technologies/Hewlett Packard Company since 1989 and is a scientist with Agilent EEsof EDA. From 1981 to 1986 he was with University of Sichuan as Lecturer and Assistant Professor. He was a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of California (UCLA) from 1986 to 1989. He has published about 20 papers on IEEE Transactions, Journals and Conference Proceedings, and holds a US patent on fast DSP search algorithm. His research interests include system modeling, simulation and measurement techniques.

Daren McClearnon is a Product Marketing Manager for System-Level design products within Agilent’s EEsof EDA organization. He has held engineering and management roles in the EDA industry since 1985, including Field Applications, Field Sales, Customer Education, and Product Marketing for a variety of RF and System-level products. He graduated with a BSEE from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) and has worked at TI, HP, and Agilent Technologies.

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