Watch Webinar - Dr. Gordon Bechtel - Ethernet AVB Stack Architecture


 Gordon Bechtel
Dr. Gordon Bechtel
CTO of Media Systems at Symphony Teleca

Title: Ethernet AVB Stack Architecture

Abstract: Ethernet AVB (Audio Video Bridging) has become one of the hottest topics in automotive connectivity. It is finding application in all elements of the car from headunits, to rear seat entertainment modules, to amplifiers and camera modules. This wide range of use cases demands an implementation that is flexible. At the same time, the demanding up-time requirements of the automotive marketplace require a robust and dependable solution. This webinar will discuss the architecture of Symphony Teleca’s E-AVB stack and how it fits these varying needs of the automotive marketplace. The talk will also address some of the challenges faced when implementing the real-time sections of the E-AVB stack on Linux and suggest considerations for the AGL to help overcome these hurdles.

Biography: Dr. Gordon Bechtel has over nineteen years of direct experience with digital television (DTV) and telecommunication technologies, in addition to thirty-five years of general engineering experience. His expertise includes the architecture, development and deployment of Ethernet AVB (Audio Video Bridging) software and systems, and the architecture and deployment of large-scale networks and digital video systems. He has a keen ability to architect and manage large software development and integration projects.

Gordon is currently the CTO of media systems at Symphony Teleca, Corp (STC). At Symphony Teleca he has been responsible for leading the core development of STC’s Ethernet AVB product line and helping to define STC’s overall business model for Ethernet AVB. He participates actively in the IEEE 1722a and AVnu industry groups where the bulk of the specifications and test plans for E-AVB have been hammered out.

Gordon is a wide-ranging technical individual with an eye for technology and an ear for the customer. His in-depth technical knowledge of DTV, large-scale systems and hardware/software development coupled with his ability to express complex technical concepts in understandable ways, enable him to formulate and deliver solid customer solutions. Prior to becoming part of the Symphony Teleca team, Gordon was Chief Technical Officer of Triple Play Integration, which Symphony Teleca bought in late 2010.

Prior to joining Triple Play Integration, Gordon was CTO at Spyglass Integration and Director of Architecture at Acadia Application Integration Center. Gordon was also the CTO at Stout Technologies, a company he co-founded in 1996 to provide consulting to the fledgling Digital TV marketplace. Prior to that he worked as a systems engineer in the digital video products group at AT&T Bell Labs, where he helped define advanced digital communication protocols for Hybrid Fiber-Coax networks and defined high-end digital set top boxes. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Gordon holds two US patents.