ICASSP 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - March 14 - 19, 2010 - Dallas, Texas, USA


ICASSP is pleased to have 3 leading companies offering free workshops to ICASSP participants. Space is limited — Sign up now!

National Instruments: Get Started with NI LabVIEW for Signal Processing

Hosted by National Instruments

A Complimentary Training Session from National Instruments for ICASSP 2010 Attendees

When: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 13:00 and 15:00

Where: Sheraton Dallas Hotel Press Club (Second Floor, Across from the Hotel Business Center)

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the latest in signal processing with LabVIEW!

Training session topics include:

  • Applying the LabVIEW graphical programming environment for signal processing algorithm development, implementation and prototyping
  • Developing and executing .m file scripts with LabVIEW for math and signal processing
  • Engaging acquisition and signal generation hardware for model verification or immediately apply live signals to trial algorithms

Qualified participants will receive a complimentary copy of NI LabVIEW 2009 (retail value $2,599 USD). Refreshments will also be provided.

Training Session Registration Information

Register now to reserve your seat at either training session. Please send your name, affiliation, workshop time preference (either 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.) and e-mail address to:

Lauren Mireles
Trade Show Manager, National Instruments

The last day to pre-register via e-mail is Thursday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

ICASSP delegates are invited to attend two complimentary MathWorks workshops. Please register for one or both workshops. Please note that space is limited, so please register early.

The MathWorks Workshop 1: From MATLAB to C

When: Monday, March 15, 14:00 – 17:00

Where: Austin Ballroom 3

Presenter: Houman Zarrinkoub, Techincal Marketing, The MathWorks, Inc.

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, we introduce how you can use MathWorks tools to design, refine and implement your algorithms. We will present two distinct paths for implementing your MATLAB designs:

  1. Desktop/web deployment
    You will learn how to package your MATLAB functions as standalone applications, C or C++ libraries or software components with MATLAB Compiler and call MATLAB routines from within a C/C++ design environment.
  2. Embedded software implementation
    You will learn how to automatically generate C source code from a subset of MATLAB language called the Embedded MATLAB. The generated C source code can then be implemented on DSPs, general-purpose or target processors.

This workshop is appropriate for attendees with beginner to expert MATLAB experience.

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The MathWorks Workshop 2: Communication System Design Using MATLAB, Simulink, and the USRP2

When: Tuesday, March 16, 9:00 - 12:15

Where: Austin Ballroom 3

Presenter: John Irza, Technical Marketing, The MathWorks, Inc.

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, we introduce a user-friendly software-defined radio (SDR) development workflow for prototyping, research and education in wireless communications and networks. This workflow consists of multiple SDR platforms capable of digital modulation with synchronization and full control over the physical to network layer of the radios and an interface to Simulink.

Using the Universal Software Radio Peripheral 2 (USRP2) platform as the RF front end, this interface will use Simulink for software radio development and signal processing libraries. This combination of hardware and software will enable simple design and verification of radio systems in simulation, while allowing the user to easily test the system with live, over the air transmission. The use of Simulink for radio development will provide streaming access to the USRP2 via a user-friendly workflow environment.

These commonly available software packages and the USRP2 will make communication system prototyping both affordable yet highly versatile, enabling research and development groups around the world to conduct advanced experiments into new wireless communications and networking architectures including cognitive radio. The interface will allow students to become familiar with tools used in industry while learning communications and networking concepts through labs designed for undergraduate coursework.

The 3 hour hands-on tutorial will include the following topics:

  1. MATLAB and Simulink as Verification Tools: Radio development will include impairments such as fading and transmission delay, requiring equalization and synchronization.
  2. Simulink-based Wireless Communication Experimentation using the USRP2 Platform: Simulink blocks interfacing to the USRP2 will be added to the model developed in the first section of the tutorial.
  3. Advanced Communication Systems Education and Training using Simulink and USRP2: Cognitive radio techniques including spectrum sensing and dynamic spectrum access will be introduced to the models developed in the first two sections of the tutorial.

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Texas Instruments: 32-bit Embedded Linux-based Signal Processing – Hands on Workshop

When: Monday, March 15, 13:30 - 17:00

Where: Live Oak Room

Today’s media handling embedded processors have come a long way from the limited performance of 8-bit embedded processors or the limit functionality of a dedicated DSP chip. This hands-on BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) workshop presents ideas on how to use TI’s OMAP 3530-based BeagleBoard (www.BeagleBoard.org) for teaching embedded media processing using Open Source resources. The BeagleBoard is Open Source hardware that has sold over 13,000 units since its introduction less than 2 years ago.

Pre-workshop activities include loading an Ubuntu Linux virtual machine on your own laptop. The 3-hour Workshop activities will include 1) several demonstrations of what the Beagle can do, including streaming video, synthesizing speech and running as a simple web server, 2) Discussions of what topics to include in an embedded Linux class for signal processing and 3) Several hands-on exercises to get participants familiar with using the Beagle.

Participants will leave the workshop with a BeagleBoard and their laptop computer configured to teach with the BeagleBoard.

Presenters: Mark A. Yoder, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Gerald Coley, Texas Instruments

To register, email univ@ti.com.

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