Increased support for RF MIMO systems design and development with MathWorks updates: Page 2 of 6

May 31, 2016 // By Steve Taranovich
Designers and R&D teams developing the next round of Wireless Infrastructure will need to provide a system with ultra-high throughput, massive connectivity for the IoT and high integration for devices. If you fall in this category, you will want to take a really detailed look at what MathWorks has just brought to the table for you. 5G is coming fast.


System designers and R&D teams will include Digital, and RF expertise and will need to model in order to create algorithms, do end-to-end simulations and have a “golden” reference for verification so that they can fully design a functional and robust system. See Figure 2.

Figure 2: Modelling: Digital and RF, and System Perspectives (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

Figure 3: Do your next generation Wireless design going from MATLAB design with rapid and flexible algorithm exploration including HDL and C code generation for FPGAs, processors, and ASICs, design, and analysis to SIMULINK modelling and simulation of digital, RF, and antenna elements. (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

New enhancements have been added to the design phase, bringing more tools into the environment leading to end-to-end RF simulations done quickly.

Digital and RF co-design is made possible so that designers/R&D teams are able to look at such things as Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) in a base station Power Amplifier (PA) using a designer’s unique DPD algorithm or a basic algorithm in MATLAB. Then monitoring the spectrum all the way through the signal chain with a simulated spectrum analyzer can be achieved.

This system works with key manufacturer’s components and demo boards/reference designs such as the Analog Devices AD9361 AGILE transceiver. See Figure 4.

Figure 4: Create a transceiver design using an exact, verified model of Analog Devices AD9361 Agile Transceiver along with RF components, digital filters, and control logic. Designers can configure and debug in simulation, predict impact of RF behaviour on system performance, and stimulate with LTE and other reference signals. (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

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