Get Started with RF Blockset
RF Blockset™ (formerly SimRF™) provides a Simulink® model library and simulation engine for designing RF communications and radar systems.
RF Blockset lets you simulate RF transceivers and front-ends. You can model nonlinear RF amplifiers to estimate gain, noise, even-order, and odd-order intermodulation distortion, including memory effects. For RF mixers, you can predict image rejection, reciprocal mixing, local oscillator phase noise, and DC offset. RF models can be characterized using data sheet specifications or measured data such as multiport S-parameters. They can be used to accurately model adaptive architectures, including automatic gain control (AGC), digital predistortion (DPD) algorithms, and beamforming.
The RF Budget Analyzer app lets you automatically generate transceiver models and measurement test benches to validate performance and set up a circuit envelope multicarrier simulation.
With RF Blockset you can simulate RF systems at different levels of abstraction. Circuit envelope simulation enables high-fidelity, multicarrier simulation of networks with arbitrary topologies. The Equivalent Baseband library enables fast, discrete-time simulation of single-carrier cascaded systems.
The Idealized Baseband library enables fast, single carrier simulation of perfectly matched networks with arbitrary topologies. You can also use this decision matrix to decide which library to use to design your RF systems.
- Using RF Measurement Testbench
Use the RF Measurement testbench to verify the cumulative gain, noise figure, and nonlinearity (IP3) values of an RF-to-RF system.
- Model RF Filter Using Circuit Envelope
This example shows how to model an RF filter using Circuit Envelope Library.
- Model RF Filter Using Equivalent Baseband
Describes how to build an RF model, modify the parameters, run the model, and examine the results.
About RF Blockset Modeling
- Using RF Blockset for the First Time
Discover available libraries to model an RF system.