5G Wireless Technology Development

Use MATLAB and Simulink to design, test, and prototype 5G technology

5G wireless technology will enable gigabit data rates over mobile networks as well as ubiquitous coverage, ultra-low latency, and massive connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M), connected vehicles (V2V, V2X), and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

To accomplish these ambitious goals, 5G technology developers need to overcome a number of challenges, such as:

  • Designing beamforming and precoding algorithms for antenna arrays and massive MIMO systems
  • Assessing the changes needed in RF system architectures to achieve higher data rates by using mmWave frequencies
  • Building accurate channel models from real-world measurement data for frequencies >6Ghz
  • Evaluating the performance characteristics of new waveforms and receiver algorithms
  • Creating a hardware testbed to verify 5G designs with live radio signals in realistic scenarios

MATLAB® and Simulink® support rapid innovation and acceleration of 5G technology development with:

Learn more about related topics:

  • Developing beamforming algorithms and designing antenna arrays
  • Understanding MIMO communications systems
  • Designing and simulating RF systems
  • Generating standard communication signals such as LTE and WLAN
  • Using MIMO fading channel models and channel equalization algorithms
  • Performing rapid prototyping using commercial SDR platforms
  • Using MATLAB for wireless communications system design

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Massive MIMO and mmWave

Model and simulate antenna arrays, transceivers, and spatial signal processing techniques

New Radio Waveform Design

Simulate and analyze physical layer algorithms and link-level performance

Hardware Prototyping and Testbed Development

Perform over-the-air tests and deploy custom algorithms to FPGA-based hardware