Speaker: Stephen Felix, NVIDIA 2014-09-24T08:27:40+00:00
Conference:Multicore Challenge 2014 (click here to see full programme)
Theme Presenter:Stephen Felix
Organistation:NVIDIA, Distinguished Engineer.
Presentation Title:Multicore Cellular Baseband Processing for mobile user equipment
Abstract:Mobile network operators choose to deploy subsets of the many features offered by the widely used and evolving 3GPP cellular standards in different ways. The standards do not prescribe exactly how signals are detected, demodulated and decoded, leaving plenty of freedom for innovation in algorithm design and implementation.

A scalable, programmable modem hardware platform facilitates such innovation as well as development, debugging, achieving network approval and upgradeability. However, unit cost and power efficiency are also very critical issues in battery powered, consumer equipment. A multimode cellular modem must work efficiently over a very broad spectrum of use cases ranging from standby to a GSM voice call to an LTE data download.

In this talk, I will try to describe how NVIDIA®’s Icera® LTE modem baseband architecture meets these diverse requirements and why a multicore solution is used.

  • A mobile multimode cellular modem is a complex and highly constrained system
  • The performance required and acceptable power consumption vary greatly between use cases
  • A multicore solution is a good fit for cellular modems in the near future
BiographyStephen graduated in Electronics and Communications engineering from Bath University in 1990 and began his career as a silicon design engineer at Inmos/ST microelectronics joining the T9000 Transputer project. Subsequently he helped to develop a new micro-architecture for the Transputer that became used in ST’s setup-box chips. He then moved to the USA where he worked in the Alpha Microprocessor Development Group (DEC/Compaq) on the 8-way issue, superscalar SMT EV8 Alpha processor as an implementation team leader and then for Intel where he co-invented the bi-directional ring-cache architecture since used in many Intel multicore processor chips. Stephen returned to the UK in 2002 to join Icera® (now NVIDIA®) where he has co-developed the architecture, micro-architecture and physical implementation of DXP – a processor designed for power efficient, high performance cellular baseband signal processing. Stephen is named as an inventor on more than 15 patents covering a variety of ideas including circuit design, computer architecture and digital signal processing.

Slides and recording unavailable at the request of the speaker

The T&VS newsletters inform you about industry news, events and information from T&VS. No spam, we promise and it is always easy to unsubscribe.
We never share your information. Read our Privacy Statement
Interested in Formal Verification?
Then why not attend the TVS Formal
Verification Bootcamp training?
The 2-day Formal Verification Bootcamp is for design and verification engineers looking to enhance their knowledge of formal verification and to learn how to write effective assertions to find and fix bugs. The course is a mix of presentations and hands-on development exercises.
Bootcamp Enquiry Form
If you are interested in receiving additional information on the course then simply email Mike Bartley (TVS CEO and Course Leader) by entering your details below.
Interested in SystemC?
FREE SystemC UVM Library Now Available
The TVS SystemC UVM library closely mimics UVM but gives users a license free UVM-based verification environment.
Have your product requirements been successfully tested and implemented?
Find out how asureSIGN can help you implement a successful Requirements Driven Verification and Test Strategy by visiting asureSIGN or enter your details and we will be in touch.
Course Dates and Pricing
To receive additional information, including course dates and pricing, please contact our training team who will be happy to help.
Download Request
Please complete the following form then click 'submit' to access the download.
Presentation Request
Please complete the following form then click 'submit' to gain access to the presentations.
Please complete the following form and then click 'submit' to gain access to the download.
Did you get what you were looking?

Let the testing experts help. We will run a FREE QA assessment which will include our top 5 recommendations to help maximise your testing.