isp-iot : 1st Winter School on Information Theory and Signal Processing for Internet of Things

18-22 Nov 2018 CITI-lab, Villeurbanne (France) This training school focuses on models and techniques for IoT access networks. The training school alternates between theoretical courses and experimental training sessions on FIT/CorteXlab platform with GNU radio. Theoretical courses will be given by leading experts in signal processing, information theory and wireless networking. Training sessions will … Continue Reading »

Testbed reservation

  We’re very happy to announce a highly awaited new feature in CorteXlab: the possibility to reserve the platform. Let me start by giving some history on CorteXlab’s experiment handling, then explain what the reservation subsystem is and what will you gain from it. History CorteXlab started off with a very simplistic First In – First … Continue Reading »

Inauguration Ceremony

Hey there! I’m happy to announce that we have a fixed date for the inauguration ceremony of CorteXlab! It will take place October the 28th, and will be open to interested participants. An inscription form can be found here. We’ll have keynotes from: Prof. H. Vincent Poor from Princeton University; Prof. Merouane Debbah from Supelec; The … Continue Reading »

Upcoming Events

Did you miss our demo/poster at Infocom 2014? Don’t be sad! You’ll still have two other opportunities to catch up on CorteXlab and meet us! Crowncom’14 Yes, we will be at Oulu, Finland, with a presentation of CorteXlab at the Trial Workshop. Don’t miss out on it! It will take place in the Trial Workshop … Continue Reading »

Live demo at Infocom’14


Hey there! Are you in Toronto and attending to Infocom’14? Well, you’re at the best place and time to see our live demo and presentation. It will take place at the conference venue, in room Harbour B from 13:00 – 16:00. Don’t hesitate to make lots of questions. Abdelbassat and Jean-Marie will be there representing us … Continue Reading »

New version of the Website

Hello there, Those who follow our progress might have noticed several changes in the CorteXlab website. Indeed, with the CorteXlab demo at the 2014 IEEE INFOCOM conference and the opening of the beta approaching, it became an ever increasing need to make it friendlier. Changes include: Top menus as well as side menus have been … Continue Reading »

Experimentation room is ready

Howdy everyone! Did you miss us? Yes, we’ve been a bit silent these last months, but it was for a good cause! We have some new announcements to make along with some awesome eye-candy for you! CorteXlab Status: We’re happy to announce that works been going on a steady pace since we last posted here. We’ve … Continue Reading »

Extra! extra!

Howdy! We’ve been busy bees on this side of the world, and that’s why you haven’t heard from us in a while. Nevertheless, things are advancing quite fast and we have some fresh news to announce. After two years of hard work, we’ve finally received the first batch of SDR radio platforms! This delivery crowns … Continue Reading »


Hey guys, find . -name ‘*.py’ | xargs wc -l … 10702 total We’ve kept silent for a long time but we’re not dead. The project development pace has been increasing steadily over the last few months as we’re aiming for an alpha release of the testbed in October (yeah that’s pretty close). Yesterday, we … Continue Reading »

Experimentation Room “delivered”!

This is it! The Experimentation Room of CorteXlab is now fully built and faradized! With a measured isolation from the outer world of at least -65 dB in the 300MHz to 5GHz band, proper experimentation medium is achieved. Moreover, ultra broadband microwave pyramidal absorbers are mounted on the room walls and ceiling to limit reflected … Continue Reading »

Testing radio platforms

As lucky as we are, we’ve had the opportunity to test GNU Radio with Nutaq’s Radio420 cards. Yes, this is smoking hot new stuff, right out of the oven! We’re beta testing GNU Radio for Radio420 and helping with the development of a Ubuntu installer for Nutaq. The idea is to be able to provide … Continue Reading »

CorteXlab servers powered on

Hey there, The brand new CorteXlab servers arrived a few weeks before Christmas holidays and they’ve since been racked up in our server bay. Servers There are two Dell R420 and a R720. While the biggest one will be devoted to data handling with it’s high data throughput capabilities, one of the smallest will run … Continue Reading »

Slow but steady

Just an update… 1. Today we’ve got the delivery of the 100kg electric transformer, for circuit isolation. Yes, a bit more of pallet jack fun! 2. The ceiling is underway and we’re starting to get a feeling of what the room will look like in the end. Its quite claustrophobic due to the low height (1.8 m) … Continue Reading »

Delivery for CorteXlab!!!

In spite the fact that the room works are advancing rather slow these last weeks, today we had the delivery of the equipment required by the RF isolation works! It was very hard work… some of us had to learn how to drive all over from scratch (a pallet jack, at least):   This is … Continue Reading »

Twitter account

Howdy! For those of you who are twitter maniacs and hate having to open our site everyday, we have good news for you! CorteXlab now has a twitter account: Don’t hesitate to spread the news by retweeting us, or to contact us by tweeting @fitcortexlab. For those who don’t have a twitter account, worry … Continue Reading »

Divide and conquer

Finally the walls are under construction, isolating the experimentation room from the remainder of the space (which will de used for plumbing and A/C tubes). Next, wall finish (so that the RF isolation tissue/copper foil can be applied), ceiling and replacement of the compressed air tubes, maybe not is this order. Here’s what it looks … Continue Reading »

We have a floor!

The construction works have advanced quite fast last week. I’m glad to announce we now have a floor. Indeed, the concrete floor has been deployed and while we wait for all of it to dry out, here are some pictures to keep you updated: Stay tuned for the advances. There’s still plenty of things to … Continue Reading »

Construction started!

We’re about one week into the construction works of the CorteXlab experimentation room.  Work has started on the news doors that need to be opened as well as the enlargement of the old one (to agree with french handicap legislation). Although the noise of the jack hammers are driving the team crazy (luckily most of … Continue Reading »