The MathWorks Adds Support for Signal Integrity Engineering to RF Toolbox.New Version Helps Ensure Reliable Connection of High-Speed Semiconductor Devices
NATICK, Mass. -- The MathWorks today introduced RF Toolbox 2, which includes new functions that enable signal integrity engineers to design, model, analyze, and visualize networks of radio frequency (RF) components commonly found in high-speed digital electronics. Now engineers can better model the impedance differences and reflection effects compromising signal distortion that occur with high-speed semiconductor devices connected to backplanes and printed circuit boards. By combining the new modeling capabilities of RF Toolbox with the power of Model-Based Design in MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) A programming language for technical computing from The MathWorks, Natick, MA (www.mathworks.com). Used for a wide variety of scientific and engineering calculations, especially for automatic control and signal processing, MATLAB runs on Windows, Mac and [R] and Simulink[R], engineers can significantly reduce the time required to develop I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
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RF Toolbox eliminates the need for manually building transmission line models from measured data to test I/O circuit designs. Instead, engineers can quickly model transmission lines as rational functions, a type of behavioral model that is faster, more accurate, and provides greater insight into transmission line characteristics than traditional alternatives like inverse fast Fourier transforms (IFFTs).
The added capabilities in RF Toolbox complement the product's existing support for designing, modeling, and analyzing networks of RF components in wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. and radar projects. Applying the same workflow, the new version helps engineers design for signal integrity by letting them use network parameters to specify RF filters, transmission lines, amplifiers, and mixers, either directly or by their physical properties. Network parameters can be generated from within MATLAB or read in from external data. When data describing the response of the backplane is imported into RF Toolbox, it generates a rational function model that can be exported as a test environment either into Simulink or directly into a Verilog-A-compatible circuit simulator from an electronic design automation (EDA (1) (Electronic Design Automation) Using the computer to design, lay out, verify and simulate the performance of electronic circuits on a chip or printed circuit board. ) vendor. RF Toolbox also provides Smith[R] charts and rectangular and polar plots for visualizing data.
"RF Toolbox is based on the proven MATLAB environment and is flexible enough to fit into any company's signal integrity workflow," said Colin Warwick, technical marketing manager at The MathWorks. "Engineers can execute RF Toolbox functions from the MATLAB command line, the RF Toolbox GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. , or from their own MATLAB scripts and functions."
Pricing and Availability
RF Toolbox 2 is available immediately for the Microsoft Windows See Windows.
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Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). , Linux, and Macintosh platforms. U.S. list prices start at $1,000. For further information, please visit the product page at www.mathworks.com/products/rftoolbox or view the archived Webinar, "Signal Integrity Engineering with MATLAB and RF Toolbox," available on the following site, www.mathworks.com/wbnr13500.
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