Navigating the Wireless IoT Implementation Waters

The IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, IEEE Ottawa ComSoc/CESoc/BTS Joint Chapter, IEEE Ottawa TMC, PCS, and SSIT Joint Chapter, and IEEE Ottawa AICN are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists, and students to another Lunch and Learn in the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub.

SEMINAR: Navigating the Wireless IoT Implementation Waters
SPEAKER: Don Hawkins (RF Hardware Engineering Manager, Syntronic)

DATE: May 8, 2018
TIME: Refreshments, Lite Lunch, and Networking: 11:00 a.m.; Seminar: 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
PARKING: Free parking available.
ADMISSION: Open to all, free of charge. Registration is required.

The Wireless IoT landscape is covered with many standards and chipsets that can address almost any application. Choosing the right implementation method so your product achieves the design goals can be challenging. Don Hawkins will give an overview of this space and describe some of the challenges that Syntronic has seen while working with clients looking for wireless IoT solutions. He’ll provide some examples of choosing a system design that addresses the product goals while keeping cost and time to market top of mind.

Don Hawkins is the RF Hardware Engineering Manager at Syntronic Research and Development Canada Inc. After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1998, he worked in RF Systems, Hardware and Software teams in Nortel, DragonWave, and BlackBerry. Currently, in addition to managing a growing team of 50 RF designers and engineers, Don is actively involved with Syntronic’s soccer and curling teams.
Syntronic is a global engineering design house founded in Sweden in 1983. It has 16 locations worldwide and over 1,000 employees. The company specializes in the design and development of products/solutions and test systems including electronics, electro-mechanics, embedded and application software. Syntronic has active clients in various markets such as telecom, defence, automotive, industrial and medtech. All design centres offer services that cover the entire product life cycle, from the concept stage to the complete product or system. Their Ottawa office was established in 2014 as headquarters for the Americas and has rapidly grown to over 200 employees in Kanata North Technology Park. The new expanded location has an on-site anechoic chamber, as well as a variety of other lab equipment to perform RF, system, climate, digital, EMI, ESD, and other testing.

THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS for making this event possible
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Kanata North BIA (
Invest Ottawa (
Smart & Biggar (
Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design (
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering (
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Eric Karmouch, Ph.D., SMIEEE
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Chair, IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn (

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