WInnComm-Europe 2019 to Feature Fraunhofer, NordiaSoft, OpenWifi and VIAVI in Two Day Innovation Showcase

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    WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#SCAlt;/agt;–The Wireless Innovation Forum, a non-profit international industry
    association dedicated to diving the future of radio communications and
    systems worldwide, is proud to announce that Fraunhofer, NordiaSoft,
    OpenWiFi and VIAVI will participate in the Innovation Showcase of its European
    Summit on Communications Technologies (WInnComm-Europe) 2019.

    Hosted by Fraunhofer in Berlin, Germany, 15-16 May, WInnComm Europe is
    the premier venue to network with and learn from the leading innovators
    in the advanced wireless market to gain a functional knowledge of
    relevant emerging opportunities and technologies.

    Demonstration synopses provided by the participants include:

    • The
      Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
      is one of the
      world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for
      microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. The institute’s
      Communication Systems Division develops both civil and military
      software defined radio (SDR) technologies. The focus is on system
      design, requirement engineering, software and hardware development as
      well as contributions to standardization bodies. At WinnComm Europe
      2019 Fraunhofer IIS showcases an SDR platform for fast prototyping of
      new waveform applications or new technologies like MIMO in the
      tactical domain. It features a fully modular design from the antenna
      connector up to the application’s packet data. The platform is
      designed for lab use as well as for field trials. This demo will
      include several SDRs embedded in a small-scale version of our
      simulation, test, and reference environment (SumO). The setup is based
      on a cooperation with the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Information
      Technology and Electronics (WTD 81).
    • Software Defined System is the industry’s response to the
      ever-increasing complexity and flexibility requirements of today’s
      electronic systems. The Software Communications Architecture (SCA)
      enables the fulfillment of such requirements for complex heterogeneous
      embedded distributed systems. In this demonstration, NordiaSoft
      shows how SCA software can be developed using tools that combine
      model-driven design (MDD) and rapid application development (RAD).
      Using Zero Merge code generation technology, the business source code
      for an SCA component (modulator, encoder, etc.) is kept separate from
      the infrastructure code that deals with deploying, instantiating,
      configuring, connecting, inter-process communications, etc. This
      demonstration will show how the proposed approach provides the
      greatest potential of reuse for intellectual property.
    • Open WiFi will showcase the initial capability of our full
      stack real-time Wi-Fi design based on Software Defined Radio (SDR),
      which is related to the presentation “From laboratory to the field: An
      open source Software Defined Radio project coupled with native Linux
      driver framework”. The demo hardware is composed of Xilinx Zynq 7000
      SoC and Analog Devices AD9361 Radio Frequency (RF) front-end. The SoC
      contains FPGA and ARM cortex A9 processor. 802.11a/g OFDM transceiver,
      related data/control interface and low-level Media Access Control
      (MAC) are implemented in FPGA. The corresponding driver is implemented
      under Linux mac80211 framework. The driver, high level MAC/protocol
      and Linux Operating System (OS) are run on ARM processor. The demo
      will set up communication with a commercial Wi-Fi device, such as a
      cell phone or laptop. Traffic, such as ping, video, will run over the
      Wi-Fi link. On top of this basic standard compliant communication
      capability, two time slices will be set up across full stack.
      Different devices/traffics can be grouped into different time slices
      according to Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.
    • VIAVI
      (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and
      assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises,
      network equipment manufacturers, civil, government, military and
      avionics customers, supported by a worldwide channel community
      including VIAVI Velocity Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility
      across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to
      optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI
      is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings,
      providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer
      electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. VIAVI’s
      booth will have the latest updates to our SCA Platform, including
      demonstrations of SCA AM, FM and DMR waveforms, user FPGAs, and a
      first-look at our WInnForum Transceiver 2.0 interface and our Signal
      Workshop signal generation and analysis suite running as SCA virtual
      test probes.

    In addition to keynotes from Fraunhofer, BAAINBw, Netherlands Ministry
    of Defense, Blackned and Rohde & Schwarz, additional speakers from
    Leonardo, Thales, NordiaSoft, ESSOR, NATO, JTNC and additional
    International Ministries of Defense including Great Britain, France,
    Italy, and Finland will be featured in sessions spanning the two-day

    Technical Sessions Software
    Defined Systems and the SCA
    and Networking
    Aspects of Software Defined Systems
    will feature presenters from
    France, China, Germany, Belgium, and Ireland. The complete program with
    presentation abstracts can be found here:

    Registration for the event is open and available at

    WInnComm Europe attracts attendees that include investors, commercial
    network operators, radio manufacturers, system integrators, government
    procurement officials, regulators, engineering service providers and
    consultants from around the world. For more information, visit the
    Summit site at

    About the Wireless Innovation Forum

    Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version
    2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to advocating
    for spectrum innovation, and advancing radio technologies that support
    essential or critical communications worldwide. Members bring a broad
    base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR)
    and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at
    all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless
    communications requirements. Forum projects are supported by platinum
    sponsors Indra, Motorola
    , and Thales.


    Lee Pucker, 604-828-9876, [email protected]
    Hamill, 970-290-9543, [email protected]