Software Radio: History, Trends and Market Drivers
19 June 2012
Software Radio: History, Trends and Market Drivers




Why you should attend

  • Review key SDR events of the past decade leading to the current state
  • Compare key SDR standards and initiatives
  • Analyse market and technology drivers and impediments
  • Study Cognitive radio technology and directions
  • Participate in discussions of SDR market and technology trends with industry and government participants

Where does the event take place?

This Workshop will take place in London, UK


What is this event about?


Software radio has been a highly publicized and visible technology for the past decade. However, the genesis of software radio began well before the raft of large, highly visible software radio initiative such as the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programme. As with any new technology, the technology maturity, growth, adoption, business climate and market drivers of software radio have all been factors that have led to the current state. New factors such as more emphasis on commercial investment on the part of radio suppliers, less government funded development and new technologies such as cognitive radio, are shaping the direction of the software radio landscape.
This workshop will provide a forum for exploring the history, current state and future of software radio across a range of technology, market and organizational issues. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in the discussion of the topics and share their perspective and experience with the group.

 Who is leading this event?

Dr Vince Kovarik, Chief Technical Officer for Software Defined Radio (SDR), PrismTech  


Dr Vince Kovarik is currently the Chief Technical Officer for Software Defined Radio (SDR) at PrismTech. Vince has over thirty years of experience in systems and software architecture, design, programming and technical management of both commercial and government projects. The past twelve years have been focused in the software radio domain.
Vince has in-depth experience with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and was one of the members of the Modular Software Radio Consortium (MSRC), which developed the first SCA specification. He was the product Manager for the first commercially available implementation of the SCA, contributing author of a book on Cognitive Radio and has a number papers and presentations at technical conferences.
Vince has been a member of the Wireless Innovation Forum (previously
SDR Forum) for the past decade and is currently the chair of the SDR Technical Committee

About the organisation

PrismTech is a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware.  Our products enable our OEM, Systems Integrator, and End User customers to build and optimize high-performance systems primarily for Mil/Aero, Communications, Industrial, and Financial Markets 

 Who should attend this event?


  • Associate Professor
  • Workshop agenda



    Registration & Coffee



    Introductions and Workshop overview



    A Brief History of Software Defined Radio

    • Discoveries, advances and progress
    • Recent trends and opportunities



    The modern SDR environment

    • Market drivers and challenges
    • Key Standards and Initiatives



    Afternoon Tea & Networking



    The future of Software Defined Radio

    • Advancements in cognitive radio
    • What is needed, where are we going?



    Interactive Open Discussion Session



    Close of Workshop

    Central London

    United Kingdom

    Central London


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