Simulate, analyze, and test the physical layer of WLAN communications systems

WLAN System Toolbox™ provides standard-compliant functions for the design, simulation, analysis, and testing of wireless LAN communications systems. The system toolbox provides configurable physical layer waveforms for IEEE 802.11ac/ad/ah and 802.11b/a/g/n/j/p standards. It also provides transmitter, channel modeling, and receiver operations, including channel coding, modulation (OFDM, DSSS, and CCK), spatial stream mapping, channel models (Tgac, TGah, and TGn), and MIMO receivers.

You can generate very-high-throughput (VHT), high-throughput (HT-mixed), and legacy (non-HT), directional multi-gigabit (DMG), and sub 1 GHz (S1G) signals, and demodulate VHT, HT-mixed, and non-HT OFDM signals. You can also perform measurements such as channel power, spectrum mask, and occupied bandwidth, and create test benches for the end-to-end simulation of WLAN communications links.

The system toolbox provides reference designs to help you explore baseband specifications and study the effects of RF designs and interference sources on system performance. Using WLAN System Toolbox with hardware support packages, you can connect your transmitter and receiver models to radio devices and verify your designs via over-the-air transmission and reception.


Signal Generation

Generate a variety of standard-compliant waveforms that you can use as golden references.

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Signal Measurement

Verify that transmitted or received signals meet performance specifications, and analyze system response to the noise and interference.

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Link-Level Simulation and Throughput Analysis

Perform link-level simulations of IEEE 802.11 standards.

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Radio Connectivity

Transmit waveforms over the air using RF signal generators or supported software-defined radio (SDR) devices.

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Open, Customizable Algorithms

Use the comprehensive set of transmitter, channel model, and receiver operations that are completely expressed as open and customizable MATLAB code.

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