MathWorks introduces its new LTE System Toolbox, providing standard-compliant simulation, verification, and analysis of LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless communication systems and devices.
An extension to MATLAB and Communications System Toolbox, the new LTE toolbox is intended for use by engineers who need to design or verify wireless systems conforming to the LTE standard.
As the LTE standard expands in complexity, a key challenge for developers of LTE components and end-equipment in the commercial, military, security, and public safety wireless markets lies in ensuring correct design and implementation. While these products must be tested to ensure conformance to the standard, developing the testing is expensive and requires specialised knowledge to understand the standard and implement validated reference models.
LTE System Toolbox provides standard-compliant LTE and LTE-Advanced golden reference models and test waveforms to help engineers reduce risk by providing confidence that designs conform to the LTE standard; save time by reducing in-house tool development requirements; use engineering resources efficiently by allowing engineers to focus on creating unique IP instead of creating reference models and generating test signals; and understand and reuse components by facilitating understanding of the standard, design exploration, and reuse as components are developed and implemented.
According to Ken Karnofsky, senior strategist for signal processing applications at MathWorks, as the market for LTE technology grows, engineers need to verify that their product designs conform with, or can co-exist with the LTE and LTE-Advanced standard. Since LTE is extremely complex and continues to evolve, very few companies have the resources or expertise to do this in-house. LTE System Toolbox will help teams achieve standard compliance without a large engineering investment.
LTE System Toolbox is available immediately.