What's Next in SDR Research


Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

(GMT+02:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna


9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

(GMT-05:00) Central Time


Software-defined radios (SDRs) have been accelerating 5G research for years—and NI USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) devices have been a key enabler. As we look towards 6G and push for virtualization, open interfaces, and a move to more software-defined networks, SDRs will play an even more significant role.


Join this event to hear from leading researchers on topics such as Open Radio Access Networks and AI, and how the new-generation Ettus USRP X410s are enabling their research. Also, learn about NI's direction and focus when it comes to beyond 5G research, and participate in a technical session on the Ettus USRP X410, to include demonstrations and a technical Q&A.


Please see the event agenda below:




15 min

Keynote - NI's direction in 5G+/6G Research

Speaker: Malay Duggar, Principal Solutions Manager for Academic Research, NI

Learn about the key technology candidates that will enable 5G+/6G from NI's perspective.

45 min

On the Use OpenAirInterface 5G software with USRPs

Speakers: Raymond Knopp, Eurecom & Abhimanyu Gosain Northeastern University/OpenAirX-Labs

20 min

Flexible infrastructure for 6G Cell-Free networks

Speaker: Evgenii Vinogradov, Research Associate, KU Leuven

35 min

Technical Deep dive into the USRP X410

Speaker: Karen Vardanyan, Senior Application Engineer, NI

This session will showcase the capabilities of the USRP X410 and how it can enable future research and will include an open Q&A so bring along your technical questions.

5 min