How Software Defined Radios solve challenges of Spectrum Monitoring and real time Direction Finding

Available On Demand until October 17, 2018

As the variety and complexity of communication systems in the modern RF battlefield increase, the need to quickly design, deploy and field upgrade spectrum monitoring and direction finding solutions becomes paramount. Software Defined Radios (SDR) with user programmable FPGAs are uniquely positioned to be the platform that will keep pace with the rapidly changing ecosystem of algorithms and technologies.

To effectively carry out Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Warfre (EW) and multi-mission operations, SDR platforms for spectrum monitoring and real time direction finding need to cover wide frequency ranges, process high bandwidth data in real-time, provide synchronization scalable across multiple channels, and support flexible development tools.

Join National Instruments (NI) for an in-depth look at the next generation of flexible and powerful COTS SDRs that enable spectrum monitoring, direction finding, and radio functionality. The Webinar will include discussions of RF system requirements, an overview of multiple software tool flows available, and a demonstration of an open source reference direction finding application integrated with a map API.


Wan Lium Product Manager, Software Defined Radio, National Instruments

Wan Liu is Product Manager of the Ettus Research USRP brand of software defined radios (SDR) at National Instruments. Mr. Liu works closely with customers working on a variety of SDR applications to understand their requirements and define product features that enable their success. He manages products such as the compact and cost-effective USRP B200mini Series and the superheterodyne TwinRX receiver for spectrum monitoring and direction finding applications. Wan graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering.

Manuel Uhm, Director of Marketing, Ettus Research

Manuel Uhm is the Director of Marketing at Ettus Research, a National Instruments company, the leader in Software Defined Radio. Manuel is responsible for all marketing activities, including strategy, the roadmap, pricing and promotions. Manuel is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Wireless Innovation Forum (formerly the SDR Forum). He has served on the Board since 2003 in various roles including Chair of the Markets Committee, Chair of the User Requirements Committee, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Previously, Manuel Uhm was the Vice President of Marketing at Coherent Logix, where he was responsible for all marketing and sales activities related to their 100-core DSP product portfolio. Prior to that, Manuel was the Marketing Director of Mobile for MIPS Technologies where he was responsible for leading MIPS’ penetration into the mobile industry, including applications processors, LTE UE baseband processors and mobile connectivity processors. Prior to joining MIPS, Manuel was the Director of Wireless Communications for Xilinx, the leading supplier of programmable logic devices, where he grew the wireless business into Xilinx’s #1 end market.

Manuel received his Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and studied Electrical Engineering at Queen’s University.

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