Ralf Bendlin

Systems Engineer at Texas Instruments Inc.

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Ralf Bendlin's Overview


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Ralf Bendlin's Summary

10 years of experience in wireless communications networks research and development built on a strong foundation in digital signal processing and communications theory and backed by over 10 peer-reviewed publications and 13 patents (all pending)

Design experience in every part of the LTE receiver chain including algorithm development, performance prediction, algorithm optimization, reference code generation as well as simulation environment development for performance and conformance testing and test vector generation

Extensive experience in the modeling and analysis of wireless cellular communications networks at both the systems and link level

More than three years of LTE-A standards work (Releases 10-12) including more than two years of active 3GPP RAN1 working group participation as lead delegate for Texas Instruments Inc.

Ralf Bendlin's Experience

Systems Engineer

Texas Instruments

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TXN; Semiconductors industry

May 2010Present (4 years 5 months)

Generating IPR and participating as lead delegate in the 3GPP RAN1 working group

Designing and optimizing LTE receiver algorithms, generating reference code for
 software engineers and conducting performance and conformance tests (test vectors)

Defining requirements and system specifications for next generation LTE data path hardware acceleration and system-on-chip (SoC) architecture development

Defining requirements and system specifications for several LTE PHY software libraries

Maintaining (runtime and memory optimization) and evolving both link and systems level downlink simulators with LTE Releases 10-12 features for product development and 3GPP standard contributions

Supervising and mentoring two summer interns and defining project, milestones, and deliverables

Supporting technical and strategic marketing and product roadmap definition, co-authoring white papers, contributing to Texas Instruments’ company blog, and giving tutorials on MBMS, 3GPP/WLAN interworking, LTE relays, eICIC and others

Research Staff and Teaching Assistant

University of Notre Dame

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

November 2005July 2011 (5 years 9 months)

Conducted research in the area of statistical space-time signal processing for multi-cell multi-user multi-antenna wireless communications systems with focus on practical algorithms suited for implementation and published on joint transmit and receive filter design, iterative optimization, modeling and prediction of non-stationary intercell interference, centralized and distributed multi-cell scheduling, coordinated multi-point transmission, sum-rate optimization with non-ideal backhaul, power control for heterogeneous networks, and leakage and MMSE based precoding

Taught more than 10 semester-long undergraduate and graduate level recitation classes and labs on circuit theory, signals and systems, communications systems, and signal processing for which I received two awards for excellence in teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

Ralf Bendlin's Education

University of Notre Dame

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Electrical Engineering


University of Notre Dame

Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering


Technische Universität München

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Technische Universität München

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Preliminary Diploma, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Ralf Bendlin's Publications

Ralf Bendlin's Languages

  • High level of proficiency to conduct business negotiations in English

  • High level of proficiency to conduct business negotiations in German

Ralf Bendlin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Telecommunications
  2. Wireless
  3. Wireless Communications Systems
  4. Wireless Broadband
  5. Wireless Networking
  6. Cellular Communications
  7. Mobile Communications
  8. Heterogeneous Networks
  9. Digital Signal Processing
  10. Algorithms
  11. Algorithm Design
  12. Optimization
  13. Simulations
  14. Standards Development
  15. LTE
  16. 4G
  17. 3GPP
  18. MIMO
  19. System Requirements
  20. System Specification
  21. System Architecture
  22. Systems Analysis
  23. System Design
  24. C
  25. C++
  26. Matlab

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