Version 7.0, part of Release 2018a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Power Amplifier Model: Model wideband and narrowband power amplifiers capturing nonlinearity and memory effects based on input/output device characteristics
  • Generalized Power Amplifier Model: Increase the accuracy of amplifier models using leading and lagging memory cross-terms
  • Testbench Measurement Library: Measure gain, noise figure, IP2, and IP3 characteristics of an RF network
  • RF Modulator and Demodulator Systems: Model RF modulators and demodulators for homodyne and heterodyne systems, including RF impairments, image rejection, and channel selection filters
  • 'Edit System' Button for System Library Blocks: Edit and customize system models of modulators and demodulators
  • SPnT Switch: Model single pole multiple throw switching networks
  • Circuit Envelope Concepts: Understand basic circuit envelope concepts and explore additional application examples in expanded documentation

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 6.1, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Amplifier Block: Model the effects of finite reverse isolation and frequency-dependent noise with data source option
  • S-parameter Block: Model causal responses for amplitude data using the frequency response domain option
  • S-parameter Block: Simulate and visualize up to 8-port data
  • CW Source: Model frequency-dependent phase noise
  • Variable Resistor Block: Build tunable RF systems by varying the resistance at run time

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 6.0, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • SimRF Renamed to RF Blockset
  • RF Blockset Software does not require Simscape license
  • IQ Modulator and Demodulator Blocks: Simplify quadrature transmitter and receiver design​​​
  • Specify Tolerances for Circuit Envelope Solver: Improved accuracy control for mildly nonlinear conditions​

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 5.1, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Frequency-Dependent Noise Figure for Amplifiers: Specify the noise figure of an amplifier using Touchstone files
  • Random Seed for Noise Simulation: Reproduce thermal noise Circuit Envelope simulation results by specifying random seed
  • Attenuator Block: Model RF attenuators that generate thermal noise
  • Variable Attenuator Block: Build tunable RF systems by varying the attenuation at run time
  • Variable Phase Shifter Block: Build tunable RF systems by varying the phase shift at run time
  • Variable LC Blocks: Build tunable RF networks by varying the capacitance and inductance of lumped components at run time

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 5.0, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Automatic Testbench Generation: Validate Circuit Envelope simulation results of gain, noise figure and IP3 of cascaded RF components

See the Release Notes for details.