Agilent unveils signal processing libraries for 802.11ac WLAN and 60-GHz 802.11ad

Agilent Technologies has launched SystemVue 2011.10, the latest update to the
design environment for wireless physical-layer architects.

The release is expected to offer new digital signal processing reference
libraries for emerging connectivity standards IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11ad, and
delivers updates for 4G-LTE, 3G-HSPA and wideband digital predistortion

These libraries will help PHY system architects and component designers
accelerate product design cycles and achieve higher overall system performance.

The new 802.11ac WLAN connectivity standard promises data throughputs of more
than 1 Gb/sec for short-range media streaming, gaming and computer networks.
The W1917EP WLAN baseband verification library provides over 50 new baseband
signal processing blocks, built into working, user-modifiable transmit and
receive reference designs in a closed-loop physical layer.

“SystemVue continues to provide designers of emerging communications products
the tools they need to design, validate and test early algorithms, components
and systems,” said Todd Cutler, general manager of Agilent’s EEsof organization.

With this new library, system architects will now be able to see system-level
effects of 802.11ac algorithms and models, predistortion, impairments,
interferers, and fading on signal quality and bit error ratio.

The W1917EP library helps validate baseband algorithms, nonlinear RF components
and system performance when integrating system-on-a-chip chipsets into
next-generation wireless products.

It interoperates with other Agilent test equipment and software, providing a
consistent, structured approach from simulation to hardware test. This allows
the earliest possible design validation and product maturity.

The W1915EP mmWave WPAN baseband verification library targets system architects
working at 60 GHz, where measurement challenges are even more difficult. The
library provides transmit and receive reference designs for simulation-based
validation of the 802.11ad physical layer.

A main advantage of the W1915 library is earlier R&D validation of RF
transceivers and system designs, using simulation, accurate waveforms and
high-fidelity modeling to mitigate verification challenges at millimeter-wave

The W1915EP library connects to Agilent’s M8190A wideband arbitrary waveform
generator, enabling direct hardware testing of both baseband and RF components
using the same precisely degraded test vectors used in simulation.

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