Communications Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for the analysis, design, end-to-end simulation, and verification of communications systems. Toolbox algorithms including channel coding, modulation, MIMO, and OFDM enable you to compose and simulate a physical layer model of your standard-based or custom-designed wireless communications system.
The toolbox provides a waveform generator app, constellation and eye diagrams, bit-error-rate, and other analysis tools and scopes for validating your designs. These tools enable you to generate and analyze signals, visualize channel characteristics, and obtain performance metrics such as error vector magnitude (EVM). The toolbox includes SISO and MIMO statistical and spatial channel models. Channel profile options include Rayleigh, Rician, and WINNER II models. It also includes RF impairments, including RF nonlinearity and carrier offset and compensation algorithms, including carrier and symbol timing synchronizers. These algorithms enable you to realistically model link-level specifications and compensate for the effects of channel degradations.
Using Communications Toolbox with RF instruments or hardware support packages, you can connect your transmitter and receiver models to radio devices and verify your designs with over-the-air testing.
Learn the basics of Communications Toolbox
Physical layer subcomponents including waveform generation, modulation, error control coding, filtering, synchronization, equalization, MIMO
Behavioral RF radio modeling
AWGN, SISO and MIMO fading channels, WINNER II, and path loss models
Graphical and quantitative analysis
Integrate subcomponents for link-level BER
Data link layer, medium access control (MAC) sublayer, and logical link control sublayer functionality and examples
Functions and examples for developing Bluetooth®, 3G, MIL-STD-188, television, NFC, ZigBee®, FM, P.25, FRS/GMRS, WLAN, WMAN, ADS-B, AIS, AMR models
Generate standalone applications for desktop computers and embedded targets
Turbo, LDPC, Viterbi, Convolutional Coding
You can process wireless radio signals using Communications Toolbox
You can use Communications Toolbox, downloadable hardware support packages, and your hardware to design and verify practical software defined radios (SDR) systems in MATLAB® and Simulink®.