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 nonlinear RF amplifiers and model memory effects to estimate gain, noise, even-order, and odd-order intermodulation distortion. You can model RF mixers to predict image rejection, reciprocal mixing, local oscillator phase noise, and DC offset. You can also simulate frequency-dependent impedance mismatches. RF models can be characterized using data sheet specifications or measured data, and can be used to accurately simulate adaptive architectures, including automatic gain control (AGC) and digital predistortion (DPD) algorithms.

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 model 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.


Capabilities

RF Budget and Top-Down Design

Design RF receivers and transmitters by connecting blocks, or generate an RF Blockset model using the RF Budget Analyzer app.

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RF and Digital Wireless System Modeling

Model adaptive RF radar or communications systems including analog front ends, digital signal processing, and control logic.

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Rapid RF Simulation

Take advantage of two modeling libraries for simulating RF systems at different abstraction levels.

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RF Component Modeling

Model the specifications and the impairments of amplifiers, mixers, filters, S-parameters, and other RF components.

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RF Amplifiers

Model nonlinear amplifiers including memory effects and develop linearization algorithms such as DPD.

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Noise

Specify noise figure, spot noise data, or arbitrary frequency-dependent characteristics including phase noise.

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S-Parameters

Import and simulate up to 8-port S-parameter data to model impedance mismatches and frequency selective components.

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Test Benches

Use test benches to measure gain, noise, and nonlinear characteristics and validate performance in different operating conditions.

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Product Resources

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Documentation

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Blocks

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System Requirements

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Technical Articles

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User Stories

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Community and Support

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Hardware Support

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Wireless Communications Design Solutions

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RF Blockset requires: MATLAB, RF Toolbox, Simulink


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