Posted: November 13, 2013

MathWorks introduced its new LTE System Toolbox, providing standard-compliant simulation, verification, and analysis of LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless communication systems and devices. The toolbox is an extension to MATLAB andCommunications System Toolbox and is intended for use by engineers who need to design or verify wireless systems conforming to the LTE standard.

“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”

As the LTE standard expands in complexity, ensuring correct design and implementation is a top challenge for developers of LTE components and end-equipment in the commercial, military, security, and public safety wireless markets. Those products must be tested to ensure conformance to the standard, but developing the testing is expensive and requires specialized 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 that 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
  • Understand and reuse components: by facilitating understanding of the standard, design exploration, and reuse as components are developed and implemented

“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,” said Ken Karnofsky, senior strategist for signal processing applications, MathWorks. “In addition, because 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 to achieve standard compliance without a large engineering investment.”

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