• Conference
    Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018
  • Expo
    Jan 31-Feb 1, 2018
  • Santa Clara Convention
    | Santa Clara, CA

DesignCon 2018 Schedule Builder

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Amal Ekbal, Senior Wireless Platform Architect, National Instruments

In 2011, Dr. Ekbal joined the Advanced Wireless Research Team at National Instruments where he is currently focused on 5G New Radio (NR) cellular system design, tracking 5G standardization in 3GPP, and prototyping wireless communication protocol stacks using software-defined radio (SDR) architectures. Prior to NI, Amal served on the Corporate Research and Development group at Qualcomm, Inc. in 2005 and worked on system design, prototyping and ASIC implementation of wireless communication systems. Amal Ekbal received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 2000, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2002 and 2008 respectively.