RF Blockset

Design and simulate RF systems

RF Blockset™ (formerly SimRF™) provides a Simulink® model library and simulation engine for designing RF communications and radar systems.

RF Blockset lets you simulate RF transceivers and front-ends. You can model nonlinear RF amplifiers to estimate gain, noise, even-order, and odd-order intermodulation distortion, including memory effects. For RF mixers, you can predict image rejection, reciprocal mixing, local oscillator phase noise, and DC offset. RF models can be characterized using data sheet specifications or measured data such as multiport S-parameters. They can be used to accurately model adaptive architectures, including automatic gain control (AGC), digital predistortion (DPD) algorithms, and beamforming.

The RF Budget Analyzer app lets you automatically generate transceiver models and measurement test benches to validate performance and set up a circuit envelope multicarrier simulation.

With RF Blockset you can simulate RF systems at different levels of abstraction. Circuit envelope simulation enables high-fidelity, multicarrier simulation of networks with arbitrary topologies. The Equivalent Baseband library enables fast, discrete-time simulation of single-carrier cascaded systems.

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Learn the basics of RF Blockset

Circuit Envelope Simulation

Multicarrier RF simulation, RF impairments

Equivalent Baseband Simulation

Single-carrier RF simulation of chains of 2-port cascades

Idealized Baseband Simulation

Simulate single-carrier for RF networks, connect directly to Simulink blocks, generate C-code

RF Blockset Models for Transceivers

Model Analog Devices® transceivers