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Antolin Agatep (Lead Embedded Systems Engineer, Revvo)
Date: Wednesday, May 15
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Track: ESC Boston, Track A: Embedded Hardware Design & Verification
Vault Recording: TBD
Often times embedded systems engineers face the challenge of designing, debugging, and implementing a basic RF system. But how does one go about creating one from scratch? This presentation is based on a previous working design called the AAP3, which utilized the RF3 RF board, on which the author explains through the presentation that initially the overall system testability has to be taken heavily into consideration to realize a working RF system. The overall complex integration of the RF signal-chain chips utilized is made straight-forward by having a compute platform that the designer can utilize to "tweak" the various chips to eventually get the RF board to a known working good condition. This is the focus of this presentation; it is to show that these various RF chips can be glued together and integrated with each other using a synthesized processor, UART and minimal interface logic, thereby efficiently implementing the design, debug, and bring-up of an RF system board.
The audience will have an idea, by the end of the presentation, of a practical method, using programmable logic in general, on how to setup and bring up RF chips individually or as integrated as a system together to implement their own basic RF board and understand the top-down and bottom-up challenges of implementing a system that is adjustable, interactive and can be test automated in a basic way.