System Design from Antenna to Digital with Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

  • Webinar Date

    November 28, 2018

  • Webinar Time

    8am PT / 11am ET

Webinar Overview

The quest for increased bandwidth in latest generation wireless, radar, and other high performance RF applications poses new challenges in RF design, signal processing and system integration. With multi-channel direct RF-sampling data converters, Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC allows designers to supersede the traditional analog heterodyne architecture with digital signal processing to create highly integrated, re-configurable solutions for true software-defined radio (SDR).

This webinar will explore the entire signal chain from antenna to digital with the Avnet Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Development Kit featuring Qorvo 2x2 LTE Band-3 RF front-end card. Advanced techniques for system-level modelling and simulation with tools from MathWorks and Xilinx will illustrate the design process of wireless communication systems with Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC from concept to verification.

Main themes:

  • modern wireless system design using direct RF-sampling data converters
  • digital signal processing for software-defined radio
  • design tool automation
  • small cell wireless network densification in pre-5G/LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro)

Presenter Bios:

Luc F. Langlois is director of Engineering & Technology at Avnet. He received his BSEE from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1990 and also holds a B.Mus in music performance from Université de Montréal. He began his career at the Hydro Québec Research Institute, numerical analysis group from 1989 to 1993 designing power system models and load flow study tools. He was an independent engineering consultant during the Internet boom, focusing on digital audio before joining Memec-InSight as a Xilinx-dedicated field applications engineer in 2000. Present activities focus on Xilinx SoC-based development platforms for digital signal processing in wireless communication, embedded vision and artificial intelligence in collaboration with leading Avnet suppliers.

Anthony Collins holds a Hons. Dip. EE from the Dublin Institute of Technology and the B.Sc.Eng. degree from Trinity College Dublin. He received the MBA from the Smurfit Post Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin, in 2008. He is a Senior Staff Technical Marketing Engineer at Xilinx Inc. with specific responsibility for high performance data converters. He has over 20 years' experience in applications and marketing roles supporting analog and mixed signal semiconductor products across a wide range of end applications and market segments.