Spotlight Presentation: Arrow Electronics and Analog Devices


Sunday, March 18

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Active Learning for Wireless Comms

Many people have defined active learning as  activities that require students to do meaningful learning activities and think about what they are doing. In many wireless, communications and SDR classes, many learning activities are centered around theory, and are purely simulation. In this talk we will introduce the student affordable, easy to use ADALM-PLUTO active learning module, and show how it can be used along with MATLAB to both simulate and investigate signals over the air to create meaningful learning activities making communications approachable and fun for students.

   Rachel Oborny
 Manager, Global Business Development
 Arrow Electronics

Rachel Oborny is currently a manager of global business development and operations within Arrow’s Digital Business.   In this role, she is architecting unique certification and resource programs to help innovators and entrepreneurs succeed. Since the launch of the Arrow Certification program with Indiegogo in late 2016, over 350 Indiegogo campaigns have received Arrow Certification and 6500+ entrepreneurs have received access to the resources and support offered through the program.  

Rachel received both her MBA and her BSBA in International Business from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.


 Robin L. Getz
 Analog Devices


Robin has spent 25 years in the semiconductor industry, and held positions ranging from factory applications engineer to field applications engineer to engineering director. He has worked on a variety of systems in the analog, digital, and software domains and with large direct customers and smaller customers served by distribution. Robin has been with ADI for 17 years and is the engineering director for ADI’s Systems Development Group, where he works creating HDL interfaces and device drivers for ADI’s mixed-signal IC products. He holds four patents and a BSc (EE) from the University of Saskatchewan.


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