Keysight’s latest release of SystemVue 2017 is the industry’s leading simulation platform for system design and verification, giving designers the earliest possible head start in entering the high-margin 5G market.
With its unique 5G functionality, SystemVue 2017 now makes it possible for 5G cellular system, RF component, and chipset vendors to create pre-5G-compliant reference designs. Designers can start pre-5G now and continue forward into the final 5G New Radio (NR) standard as it becomes available.
Figure 1. SystemVue 5G Verification library merges Verizon and KT 5G wireless standards with 100GHz mmWave channel model and adaptive beamforming needed for 5G cellular base stations and handsets.
The new software adds functionality not possible with other 5G electronic design automation (EDA) solutions on the market today. Unique features include the ability to incorporate S-parameters of off-the-shelf phase shifters and attenuators, and X- or Sys-parameters of nonlinear amplifiers and mixers.
In addition to its powerful 5G and phased-array functionalities, SystemVue 2017 offers three important updates designed to enable early electronic product designs with high margin and volume potential for emerging standards:
- New Automotive Radar library, which features unique pedestrian channel models with micro-Doppler detection of moving pedestrians
- NB-IoT or LTE-Advanced Pro, which is an enhancement to the LTE-Advanced baseband verification library for validating Narrow-Band Internet of Things (IoT) product designs
- 802.11ax enhancement has also been added to the WLAN baseband verification library for designing even higher speed WiFi networking
Figure 2. SystemVue 2017 Phase Array Architect allows accurate RF S-, X- and Sys-parameters of amplifiers, phase shifters, attenuators to be used in Phased Array Antenna system design.
5G communications systems architects can quickly iterate and validate their 5G designs, allowing developers to cross traditional Baseband and RF boundaries in order to innovate the physical layer of next-generation communications systems.
For more information on SystemVue 2017, go to http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-systemvue2017.