Increased support for RF MIMO systems design and development with MathWorks updates: Page 5 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.

Antenna Design and Analysis

About a year ago, an Antenna Toolbox was added to MATLAB. Now with this new addition, a wireless system designer can model antennas within the system without having to do full CAD design or become an antenna expert.

Figure 10: Designers/R&D teams receive a great deal of help with a parameterized antenna library and antenna arrays. Seamless integration is easy with the ability to model the antenna together with signal processing algorithms and fast iteration of different antenna scenarios for your system design. (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

Since antennas are frequently mounted onto substrates, new additions to this system allows the designer to choose from catalogue or to define with custom dielectric materials. See Figures 11 and 12.

Figure 11: A dielectric catalogue will help designers in their task. Dielectric properties affect resonant frequency, bandwidth, efficiency, pattern and more. (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

Figure 12: Dielectric Antenna substrate models are available and custom dielectric materials may be chosen from a software catalogue as seen in Figure 11. (Image courtesy of MathWorks).

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