MathWorks Hands-on Workshops at European Microwave Week in Paris


Join one or more of the 90-minutes MathWorks hands-on workshops on Thursday October 3rd at the European Microwave week.

Topics include: using Software defined radios (SDR) for rapid prototyping and over the air testing, simulating radar detections under different tracking scenarios, applying machine learning to radar and communications systems,  plus lots more!

These workshops are free to attend, do not require familiarity MATLAB, and if you bring your own laptop you can get a hands-on experience under the supervision of MathWorks experts.

Just register for a free exhibition pass for European Microwave Week and sign up to our workshops here:


  • Software Defined Radio Masterclass
  • Introduction to Tracking Scenario and Simulating Radar Detections
  • Machine Learning Applied to Radar and Communication Systems

About the Presenter

Gérald Albertini joined MathWorks in 2017 as RF / Wireless Application Engineer. He completed his training at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) and obtained his degree in electronics engineering from Polytech Paris-UPMC in 1996.

After an early career in testing and measurement (National Instruments) and the semiconductor industry (Texas Instruments), Gerald spent 7 years at DGA-Maîtrise de l'Information where he held positions in the fields of Electronic Warfare and transmission systems. His areas of interest are centered on digital communications and radio-software.


Time Title

10.00h - 11.30h

Software Defined Radio Masterclass

Over the air testing and rapid prototyping targeting either FPGAs or SoCs are key phases in the development of new wireless communication systems.

In this masterclass, you will see with live examples new hardware support capabilities in MATLAB® that enable you to connect your algorithms to a range of SDR devices and RF instruments. Using the Analog Devices Pluto® SDR we will use live radio signals to verify designs with waveform generation and over-the-air testing. With the ZedBoard + AD9361 we will highlight HDL code generation capabilities for rapid prototyping.

13.00h – 14.30h

Introduction to Tracking Scenario and Simulating Radar Detections

The main benefit of using scenario generation and sensor simulation over sensor recording is the ability to create rare and potentially dangerous events and test sensor fusion algorithms with them. This workshop covers the entire synthetic data workflow: how to create synthetic scenarios and how to simulate radar detections. These radar detections can be used to develop and test sensor fusion and tracking algorithms taking into account environmental parameters such as temperature, and noise properties of the models in challenging scenarios such as tracking closely spaced targets under ambiguity.

15.00h – 16.30h

Machine Learning Applied to Radar and Communication Systems

Machine and deep learning are major trends in the electronics industry and their application is ubiquitous. Medical diagnostics, speech recognition, handwriting, automatic trading, or recommendation of audio-visual content are all areas in which these techniques are used to make automatic decisions. In this workshop we will introduce first techniques for feature extraction, such as wavelets. We will then use and train a neural network for radar target classification.

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