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WLAN Toolbox

Simulate, analyze, and test WLAN communications systems

WLAN Toolbox™ provides standards-compliant functions for the design, simulation, analysis, and testing of wireless LAN communications systems. It includes configurable physical layer waveforms for the IEEE® 802.11 family of standards. It also provides transmitter, channel modeling, and receiver operations, including channel coding, modulation, spatial stream mapping, and MIMO receivers.

The toolbox provides reference designs to help you perform baseband link-level simulations and multi-node system-level simulations. You can generate waveforms and customize test benches, either programmatically or interactively, using the Wireless Waveform Generator app. You can generate and parse common MAC frames. You can also perform signal measurements such as channel power, spectrum mask, and occupied bandwidth, and create test benches for the end-to-end simulation of WLAN communications links.

You can study the effects of RF designs and interference on system performance. Using WLAN Toolbox with RF instruments or hardware support packages, you can connect your transmitter and receiver models to radio devices and verify your designs via over-the-air transmission and reception.

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Learn the basics of WLAN Toolbox

PHY Modeling

Physical layer options, parameterization, and waveform generation

MAC Modeling

Functions and configuration objects for 802.11™ MAC frame generation and parsing

Signal Transmission

Functions for 802.11 physical layer transmission processing

Signal Reception

Functions for 802.11 physical layer reception processing

Propagation Channel Models

Channel models for 802.11

End-to-End Simulation

Waveform generation, link-level PER, and channel modeling

System-Level Simulation

Multinode networks, protocol stack, multilayer processing

Test and Measurement

Waveform generation, visualization, and transmitter performance analysis

Code Generation and Deployment

Generate standalone applications for desktop computers and embedded targets

Software-Defined Radio

Support for third-party hardware