Toolbox for MATLAB enables faster and more robust WLAN design

February 16, 2016 // By Steve Taranovich, EDN
MathWorks recently introduced WLAN System Toolbox, which provided designers and test engineers standard-compliant functions for the design, simulation, analysis, and testing of wireless LAN communications systems.

I spoke to Ken Karnofsky, Senior Strategist for Signal Processing Applications at MathWorks about this MATLAB expansion into WLAN wireless development. He commented that previously the LTE System Toolbox helped that portion of communications design very successfully and the WLAN market now needed such a development and testing capability.

Designers were spending precious time in creating reference models and ways to generate test signals for their systems. Test engineers were also struggling to verify the performance of a newly designed WLAN product. Now designers and test engineers can have a head start in their design efforts for a product and/or a test system.

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The WLAN System Toolbox expanded the capabilities of MATLAB for wireless development by providing configurable physical layer waveforms for IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11b/a/g/n standards.

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