Simulate, analyze, and test the physical layer of LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless communications systems
LTE Toolbox™ provides standard-compliant functions and apps for the design, simulation, and verification of LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro communications systems. The system toolbox accelerates LTE algorithm and physical layer (PHY) development, supports golden reference verification and conformance testing, and enables test waveform generation.
With the toolbox you can configure, simulate, measure, and analyze end-to-end communications links. You can also create and reuse a conformance test bench to verify that your designs, prototypes, and implementations comply with the LTE standard.
Using LTE Toolbox with RF instruments or hardware support packages, you can connect transmitter and receiver models to radio devices and verify your designs via over-the-air transmission and reception.
Generate standard-compliant LTE, LTE-Advanced, and LTE-Advanced Pro waveforms. Configure and create various downlink, uplink and channels and signals.
Generate downlink physical signals, physical channels, transport channels, and control information.
Generate uplink physical signals, physical channels, transport channels, and control information.
Model end-to-end communication links. Perform waveform generation, channel modeling, and receiver operations. Compute BER, BLER, throughput, and conformance tests.
Propagation Channel Models
Characterize and simulate 3D channels, MIMO fading channels (EPA, EVA, and ETU), and moving high-speed train MIMO channels.
Perform link-level BER, BLER, and throughput conformance tests.
Test and Measurement
Build test models (E-TM) and reference measurement channels (RMC) for LTE, LTE-A, and UMTS waveforms.
Configure downlink and uplink reference measurement channels.
Perform uplink and downlink measurements, including EVM, ACLR, and in-band emissions.
Build UMTS reference measurement channel (RMC) configuration structures and generate UMTS waveforms.
Recover signal information, including receiver operations, identification, and initial cell search details.
Downlink and Uplink Receivers
Perform LTE downlink and uplink operations, including frame synchronization, frequency offset, frequency correction, channel estimation, and zero-forcing and MMSE-based equalization.
Signal Recovery Procedures
Model UE detection, cell identity search, MIB decoding, and SIB1 recovery.
NB-IoT and LTE-M
Explore machine-to-machine (M2M) applications for the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Model narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) uplink and downlink transport and physical signals.
Model the Release 13 (Cat-M1) and Release 14 (Cat-M2) LTE-M uplink and downlink transport and physical signals.
Sidelink D2D and C-V2X
Explore device-to-device (D2D) and cellular vehicular communications (C-V2X) LTE applications.
Model sidelink transmission and reception for ProSe direct communications.
Model LTE Release 14 vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications.
Connect your transmitter and receiver models to radio devices, and verify your designs via over-the-air transmission and reception.
Transmit LTE waveforms from MATLAB using RF instruments or software-defined radios (SDR).
Acquire and analyze over-the-air received signals in MATLAB using RF instruments or software-defined radios.
Use detailed MATLAB code from specialized toolboxes to verify that each individual component of the LTE transceiver is correctly implemented.
Physical Layer Subcomponents
Use low-level downlink and uplink physical layer functions as a golden reference for implementations of your LTE designs.
NB-IoT NPDCCH and NPBCH channels
Generate and decode Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) physical downlink control (NPDCCH) and broadcast (NPBCH) channels
NB-IoT Downlink Channel Estimation and Synchronization
Perform practical channel estimation for NB-IoT configurations and measure the timing offset of NB-IoT downlink frames
LTE support in Wireless Waveform Generator App
Export an LTE waveform generated using the Wireless Waveform Generator app as a MATLAB script
Release 15 1024-QAM Downlink Support
Enable use of 1024-point quadrature amplitude modulation (1024-QAM) in downlink shared channel (DL-SCH) and physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) functions