Increased support for RF MIMO systems design and development with MathWorks updates: Page 4 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.

New: Automatically Generate Simulation Model from RF Budget Analysis

The RF Budget Analyzer will calculate the cascaded gain, noise figure, and 3rd order intercept (IP3) of a chain of RF stages. Each stage is represented by a parameterized component model, specified with its own stage gain, stage noise figure, and either an output referred stage IP3 (OIP3) or an input referred IP3 (IIP3).

First, specify the system by defining a gain, noise figure, OIP3, and name for each stage and create an RF Chain object to represent the cascaded system. Designers can then view the calculated cascaded values of gain, noise figure, and IP3.

The RF Budget Analyzer can generate SimRF models from the analysis results, as well as test benches to validate analytical results against circuit envelope simulations. The models can be used in end-to-end simulations in Simulink.


Figure 8: Simulation Model (Image courtesy of MathWorks).


Figure 9: Test Bench (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

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