Latest Features

Explore the latest MATLAB and Simulink features for wireless design

5G and LTE Mobile Communications Standards

  • New 5G support in Wireless Waveform Generator App: Generate NR-TM, and uplink and downlink FRC waveforms using the Wireless Waveform Generator app
  • New Support for PRACH physical channels: Model physical random access channel (PRACH) used in initial system access
  • Support for SRS, DM-RS and PT-RS signals: Model 5G signals used for uplink channel sounding, channel estimation and phase tracking
  • New Deep learning data synthesis for 5G channel estimation: Generate deep learning training data for convolutional neural networks (CNN) used in 5G channel estimation
  • NB-IoT Uplink Shared Channel Modeling: Generate and decode the narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) uplink shared channel

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WLAN and Connectivity Standards

  • New System-level simulation Examples: Model an 802.11ax downlink orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) scenario, multiple space-time streams, and 802.11a Minstrel rate adaptation
  • New Support for IEEE 802.11ax Draft 4.1 (Wi-Fi6): Generate high-efficiency single-user null data packets (NDPs) with preamble puncturing, as defined in IEEE® P802.11ax™ Draft 4.1
  • New Link-level simulation of IEEE 802.11ax Trigger-Based Format: Configure, generate, demodulate and decode high-efficiency trigger-based (HE TB) waveforms
  • New Blind Signal Recovery and Analysis Example: blindly detect, decode and analyze multiple IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11ax packets in a waveform
  • New Bluetooth Low Energy BR/EDR waveform generation and link-level simulation: Generate, demodulate, and decode Bluetooth® basic rate (BR)and extended data rate (EDR) PHY waveforms
  • Bluetooth Support in Wireless Waveform Generator App: Generate and export Bluetooth Low Energy waveforms from the Wireless Waveform Generator app
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Examples: Simulate BLE coexistence with WLAN, and perform BLE RF-PHY blocking, intermodulation, and carrier to interference (C/I) performance receiver tests

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Massive MIMO, Multi-User MIMO, and Beamforming

  • New Multiuser Block Diagonalization Beamforming: Compute precoding and combining weights for multiuser MIMO systems
  • Massive MIMO: Simulate an end-to-end MIMO link using hybrid beamforming
  • New Transmit and Receive Signals with Unlimited Antennas: Apply WLAN transmission, multipath channel modeling and receiver operations with arbitrary number of antennas and links
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11ad waveform generation with beamforming

Related Products: Antenna ToolboxPhased Array System Toolbox, RF Blockset, WLAN Toolbox 

Channel and Propagation Modeling

  • New Ray Tracing Propagation Model: New propagation model using ray tracing method of images with material reflection loss
  • New RF propagation using ray tracing: Predict the total received power and generate coverage maps with ray tracing
  • New Rain Attenuation Models:  Predict signal attenuation with Global Crane Rain Attenuation and ITU models
  • RF Propagation Visualization with Ray Tracing: Configure and visualize transmitter and receiver sites, buildings, links, ray tracing results, and coverage maps using free-space, terrain, and weather-effects propagation models
  • SINR Visualization: Visualize transmitter site signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) on a map

Related Products: Communications Toolbox, LTE Toolbox, Phased Array System ToolboxWLAN Toolbox

RF and Digital Front End

  • Power amplifier (PA) modeling: Model wideband and narrowband power amplifiers, capturing non-linearity and memory effects based on input/output device characteristics
  • S-parameter block: Model frequency response of RF devices using S-parameter data
  • Linearize power amplifiers with DPD: Simulate linearization of RF power amplifiers with memory using digital predistortion (DPD)
  • RF budget analyzer: Analytically compute gain, noise figure, and IP3 for cascaded RF components, and visualize using Smith and polar plots

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Antenna Modeling

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Software-Defined Radio 

  • Standard-compliant LTE and WLAN: Over-the-air waveform generation and capture
  • USRP E300 Series software-defined radio: Prototype and test wireless system designs on Ettus Research USRP E-300 SDRs
  • ADALM-PLUTO software-defined radio: Prototype and test wireless system designs on Analog Devices PlutoSDR  

Related Products: Communications ToolboxLTE ToolboxWLAN Toolbox

Version 3.7, part of Release 2019b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Sensitivity Analysis Tool: Generate MATLAB code from the tool to automate scripting tasks

See the Release Notes for details.

Hardware Design and Verification

  • New Wireless HDL Toolbox: Model and simulate hardware implementations of 5G NR, LTE, and multi-standard algorithms and subsystems
  • HDL code generation: Generate and verify HDL efficient HDL code for prototyping and production implementation
  • Verification component generation: Generate SystemVerilog DPI and SystemC TLM verification models

Related Products: Wireless HDL Toolbox, 5G Toolbox, Fixed-Point Designer, HDL Coder, HDL Verifier