Simulate, analyze, and test WLAN communications systems
Supported 802.11 Standards
Generate IEEE 802.11be/az/ax/ac/ad/ah/j/p/n/g/a/b waveforms. Use generated waveforms to test Wi-Fi systems and as a golden reference for implementation.
PPDU Packet Formats
Specify multiple formats (HE, VHT, HT-mixed, non-HT, DMG, S1G, OFDM, DSSS, and CCK) and generate each individual preamble and data field.
Wireless Waveform Generation App
Generate WLAN waveforms interactively. Add RF impairments such as AWGN, phase offset, frequency offset, DC offset, IQ imbalance, and memoryless cubic nonlinearity. Visualize results in constellation diagram, spectrum analyzer, OFDM grid, and time scope plots.
Propagation Channel Models
Characterize and simulate TGay, TGax, TGac, TGah, and TGn multipath fading channels.
Throughput and PER Testing
Perform link-level BER, PER, and throughput tests.
Apply beamforming to improve link-level performance. Apply transmit beamforming to focus energy towards a receiver. Use receive beamforming to improve the SNR by pointing a receiver's main beam towards transmitter.
Perform transmitter modulation accuracy as well as spectral emission mask and flatness measurements.
Perform receiver minimum input sensitivity tests to verify compliance with IEEE 802.11 standards
Perform frame synchronization, frequency offset correction, channel estimation and equalization, and common error phase tracking. Demodulate and decode signaling and data fields.
Recover 802.11 OFDM non-HT based beacon packets.
Signal Generation and Recovery
Parameterize, generate, and recover various IEEE 802.11ax/az/be packets.
Specify resource unit (RU) allocation. Configure various combinations of OFDMA and MU-MIMO transmissions.
MAC and PHY Simulation
Model a WLAN network with multiple nodes including MAC and PHY layers and a shared communication channel.
PHY Layer Abstraction
Use PHY layer abstraction to speed up system simulations. Develop link quality and performance models.
Traffic Scheduling, QoS, and Interference
Compute system-level throughput metrics. Model traffic scheduling and characterize the effects of interference.
Transmit WLAN waveforms from MATLAB® using RF instruments or software-defined radios (SDR).
Use MATLAB to acquire and analyze over-the-air signals received via RF instruments or SDR hardware.