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Bristol co-hosts round-table on communications systems

Professor Andrew Nix, Head of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, opens the meeting

Professor Andrew Nix, Head of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, opens the meeting

12 December 2012

The Communication Systems and Networks Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering recently co-hosted a round-table event organised by the US instrumentation company National Instruments.

The Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering recently co-hosted a round-table event organised by the US instrumentation company National Instruments (NI)

The Radio Frequency (RF) and Communications Round-Table brought together some 20 leading European researchers and educators working on research in signal processing and microwave and communications system design. The CSN group is known for its world-leading research in wireless communication systems, such as WiFi and 3G/4G cellular, and as such was well placed to co-host discussions concerning the future of the sector. This group is a key contributor to the Doctoral Training Centre in Communications, which is training the next of generations of leaders and innovators in high-performance communications.

NI showcased its graphical system design, which can accelerate research, provide a faster transition from research to commercialisation, and attract more young people to the electrical engineering profession.