A Software Defined Radio Architectures for Future Cell Phones Incentives and Challenges

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Nikolaus Bruels

Bio: Nikolaus Bruels received the Master's degree in electrical engineering from the RWTH Aachen in 1989. From 1990 to 1999, he was with the Siemens Corporate Research, where he worked on data path architectures for neural networks and image processing systems. Since 1999, he is a project manager with the Infineon Corporate Research, department for Systems Technology in Munich, Germany.
His main focus is on dedicated circuits and architectures for critical applications in the communication domain. Currently, he is an industrial visitor at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center where he works on a digital baseband processor for a Software Defined Radio.

Title: A Software Defined Radio Architectures for Future Cell Phones Incentives and Challenges

Abstract: Despite the efforts to converge the different wireless communication standards world-wide, the number of coexisting WiFi and mobile phone standards is still increasing. Future cell phones as the universal communication devices will have to support even more standards and protocols than today. A software programmable baseband processor platform looks like a promising way to reduce NRE and development costs for multi-standard hand sets. The challenge to reconcile the flexibility and versatility goals with high processing power, long battery life, and small footprint is extremely demanding however. Within Infineon's Corporate Research Department, a programmable baseband processor is being developed that is able to meet all of these requirements. In this talk, the Infineon approach will be discussed and the principles of the new architecture will be presented.