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RF & Communications Round Table 2014

We are happy to invite you to join us for the 4th annual RF & Communications Round Table 2014 , this year held in Lund in Sweden, hosted by National Instruments in cooperation with the Dept. of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University. With this event, we aim to bring together a network of leading European researchers and educators active in the area of new communication technologies. This year, we will have a strong focus on technologies supporting 5 G research and development, for prototyping and test bed implementations based on the Graphical System Design (GSD) technology platform.


This two-day event is limited to a small number of preeminent group leaders and professors, to allow for effective networking and feedback with NI executives, R&D representatives and senior experts as wel as experience GSD platform users. The aim is to prioritise case studies that discuss use of GSD to accelerate research by reducing the time taken from research concept to real-time test bed implementation.


One of our key goals for this event is to establish an expert advisory board for feedback on products, programmes and other investments at National Instruments, allowing us to improve the effectiveness of our technology platform for research. As per the feedback from previous round-table events, we will be circulating a questionnaire to help you prepare for the feedback session with this intent in mind.


09:00 Arrival and Coffee

Welcome to Lund and Introduction  of Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Prof. Viktor Öwalli , Head of the Department of Electrical and Information Technology

10:00 National Instruments Technologies in RF, Charles Schröder NI


11:00 Massive Mimo Testbed, Prof Ove Edfors and Prof. Fredrik Tufvesson,
Lund University

RF/SDR Technology Roadmap. James Kimery/Leif Johansson, NI

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Channel Models for Benchmarking Dependable Vehicular Connectivity, Prof. Christoph Mecklenbräuker, TU Wien

Advanced Receiver Algorithms for Dependable Vehicular Connectivity, Dr. Thomas Zemen, FTW Vienna


Coffee Break

15:15 Real-Time Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) for Power Amplifiers, Associate Prof. Christian Fager, Chalmers University
16:00 Massive MIMO system demonstration, The LuMaMI (Lund University Massive MIMO) Team
 19:30 Dinner


Arrival Coffee

Improving Spectral Efficiency in 5G With Visible Light Communications, Prof. Harald Haas, University of Edinburgh

09:45 Using LV and USRP for Univ Southampton UG and MSc telecommunications Classes, Dr. Rob Maunder, University of Southampton

Coffee Break

11:00 The 'Rx' for Wireless Prototyping, NI




13:30 TBD, Prof. Mark Beach, University of Bristol
14:15 NI 5G Technologies Demonstration
15:15 Finish
19:30 Optional Evening Event



National Instruments have negotiated a preferred rate at the Hotel Lundia.
Price: 1,338 - 1,544 SEK - Single Room, including breakfast. (Price dependent on availability)              

To book a room, please contact the hotel directly quoting the reference “Round Table” at:
t: +46 (0)46-280 65 00



Hotel Lundia
Knut den Stores Torg 2
221 04 Lund