Wireless engineering teams use today’s MATLAB® to reduce development time, from algorithm development through full system simulation and hardware implementation. These engineers save time and eliminate steps by:
Teams report saving as much as 30% in overall development time and 85% in functional verification time, having fewer design re-spins, and creating defect-free FPGA and ASIC implementations on the first attempt.
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To achieve extreme data rates, ultra-low latency, and massive connectivity and coverage, 5G and other next-generation wireless technologies require design approaches that span baseband communications, RF systems, and hardware design. MATLAB and Simulink enable you to quickly develop and prove the viability of new wireless technologies with:
Using MATLAB and Simulink, you can optimize system performance and eliminate problems before going to hardware. Your validated models provide a golden reference for hardware prototypes, eliminating steps and delays in delivering a working proof of concept.
MATLAB accelerates standard-compliant physical layer (PHY) development, supports golden reference verification and conformance testing, and enables test waveform generation and analysis. Because you’re working in the MATLAB environment, you can easily generate custom designs and waveforms and automate test bench creation for simulation and over-the-air testing.
Capabilities for LTE and WLAN wireless development include:
Digitally controlled RF front ends and antenna arrays are essential technologies for today’s and tomorrow’s wireless systems. With MATLAB and Simulink, you can model and simulate the RF transceiver together with baseband algorithms, analog/mixed-signal components, and antenna arrays. This allows you to rapidly explore many different scenarios to optimize performance of the complete signal chain, even if you’re not an expert RF or antenna designer. You can:
MATLAB and Simulink connect to radio hardware for over-the air testing of wireless designs. You can transmit and receive live LTE, WLAN, and custom waveforms with a range of SDR hardware, signal generators, and analyzers – whether you are working at your desk, in the lab, or in the field.
Over-the-air testing with MATLAB and Simulink allows you to:
Supported hardware includes:
Using algorithm models created with MATLAB and Simulink, you can automatically generate HDL and C code, eliminating the time-consuming and error-prone work of manual implementation. This accelerates hardware prototyping and facilitates implementation on commercial SDR platforms or any FPGA, SoC, or ASIC target.
You can export your validated algorithm IP and testbench to Cadence®, Mentor Graphics® and Synopsys® HDL, and SystemVerilog simulators for full-chip functional verification.
Using MATLAB and Simulink for prototyping and implementation, you can: