xilinx-vivado-challengeA team from WINLAB comprising ECE graduate student Bhargav Gokalgandhi, researcher Prasanthi Maddala and Associate Director Ivan Seskar has won the 3rd prize at the RF Network on Chip (RFNoC) and Vivaldo Challenge.

This challenge sponsored by Ettus Research and Xilinx Inc. rewards engineers for creating innovative open-source RF Network on Chip (RFNoC) blocks that will add to the library of available open-source blocks for programming FPGAs in Software Defined Radio development and production.

The team designed a wide band channel sounder that computes the power delay profile of a multipath channel in a massive multiple antenna system and is used in the ORCA framework.