5th RaMSiS Summer School
“Chip Sets for SDR Technology: Design, Implementation and Applications”
June 29-July 1, 2009
The Microelectronics System Design program (MSD) at NU has hosted for three days starting 29th June, 2009, the Fifth RaMSiS Summer School in cooperation with the RaMSiS Group (Radio and Mixed Signal Integrated Systems) of the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The School’s focus this year was on Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio, which are emerging as some of the most important topics in Wireless Communication today. The School addressed the challenges and solutions to make SDR technology available to the masses including designing chipsets for handheld, as well as SDR applications in general. The School also addressed chip design issues to achieve the vision of adaptive spectrum allocation and cooperative communication for Cognitive Radio. The school was taught by world experts in the field of wireless semiconductors and wireless communication systems, from both industry and academia.
The RaMSiS Summer School is co-sponsored by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Intel, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Nile University (NU), the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), the Swedish Research Council, the IEEE, Mentor Graphics, Software Defined Radio Forum, the Ohio State University, Vetenskapsrådet, and Cadence. The school was attended by 49 participants; mainly design engineers and product managers in the industry, as well as graduate students and researchers. Participants were awarded credit points at KTH upon completion of the School.