Dr Brian Bersheid, Senior FPGA Developer
Vecima Networks, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Mr. Colin Howlett, VP Architecture
Vecima Networks, Victoria, BC, Canada
DOCSIS 3.1 – 10 Gbps over Coaxial Cable – Overview and OFDM Profile Optimizations
Time & Date: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, February 18th, 2016
Location: EME 1151, UBC, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC
Talk Abstract: DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) 3.1 is a recently developed standard for delivery of high speed data over coaxial cable with speeds up to 10 Gbps. In this talk, presenters from Vecima Networks, a Victoria and Saskatoon-based equipment manufacturer, will provide an overview of DOCSIS 3.1 physical layer and discuss research related to optimization of OFDM parameters to maximize system performance within sets of modems in a cable TV serving area.
Brian Berscheid is a Senior FPGA Developer at Vecima Networks. His responsibilities are mainly focused on the development and implementation of signal processing functionality within Vecima’s products. He is also heavily involved in collaborative research with a group of university partners with the aim of developing novel PHY and MAC layer algorithms for next generation cable systems. Brian holds multiple patents and has published a number of journal papers in areas related to cable broadband access systems. Brian received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Colin Howlett is VP, Architecture at Vecima Networks. Colin is responsible for defining the overall technology strategy at Vecima and leads a group of product architects who work directly with customers and the Vecima Research and Development team to define the next generation of Vecima products. Within Vecima, Colin has held numerous positions as part of the Research and Development team directly involved in product development and project management before moving into his Architecture role in 2007. Colin has been an active participant in industry standards development within the IEEE and WiMAX Forum, and is currently actively involved in DOCSIS 3.1 initiatives at CableLabs. Colin holds multiple patents related to his work in cable broadband access systems at Vecima. Colin holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Refreshments will be provided.
For further information please contact: Jahangir Hossain and Youry Khmelevsky
(emails: jahangir.hossain at ubc.ca and youry at ieee.org).
Registration Page: (https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38488)