Version 6.6, part of Release 2018a, includes the following enhancements:

  • ​APSK Modulator and Demodulator: Simulate amplitude phase shift keying modulation for satellite applications
  • Turbo Product Code Encoder and Decoder: Simulate block product codes for defense and satellite communications
  • ​Massive MIMO Example: Simulate an end-to-end MIMO link using hybrid beamforming

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 6.5, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Library for ZigBee Protocol: Simulate ZigBee low-rate wireless personal area network (LRWPAN) technologies
  • Library for NFC Protocol: Simulate Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless technologies
  • OQPSK Simulation: Simulate practical OQPSK links with modulation, frequency and timing synchronization, and demodulation functions
  • MIMO Channel Enhancements: Specify an arbitrary number of antennas and include antenna polarization when you simulate MIMO fading channels
  • Path Loss Functions: Account for path loss due to free space, fog, gas, and rain

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 6.4, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • WINNER II Channel Model: Model and simulate spatially defined MIMO channels
  • USRP®[1] E310 Support: Prototype and test USRP® E310 software-defined radio (SDR) systems
  • Bundled USRP® Radios: Synchronize multiple USRP® radios in frequency and time for transmission and reception
  • Example of Proposed 5G Modulations: Simulate end-to-end links by using universal filtered multicarrier (UFMC) and filtered OFDM (F-OFDM)
  • Packetized Modem Example: Model PHY and MAC layer operations in transmission of packetized waveforms

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 6.3, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Eye Diagram Object and Block: Measure signal quality, and visualize histograms and bathtub curves
  • Baseband File Reader and Writer: Record captured baseband signals as files and use the files to test wireless designs
  • UFMC and FBMC Examples: Characterize the performance of 5G modulation techniques
  • Preamble Detector: Determine the location of the preamble in a packet
  • I/Q Imbalance: Apply amplitude and phase imbalance to baseband signal

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Version 6.2, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • EVM Measurements: Measure error vector magnitude with added flexibility
  • Eye Diagram Block: Plot histograms of time-varying signals
  • Quadrature Amplitude Modulation: Modulate binary data and demodulate binary and soft-decision outputs

See the Release Notes for details.