Design of Networked Wireless Transceivers

This video series will illustrate the use of Simulink and Model-Based Design to create a network of wireless transceivers. The models include the physical layer (PHY) and the media access control (MAC) layer for simulation of a multi-node wireless network. The videos demonstrate a step-by-step workflow using Fixed-Point Designer™ and HDL Coder™ to generate the HDL code for SDR implementation of the wireless transceivers, configuration of a multi-node SDR network, and measurement of the real throughputs between the nodes. Finally, it presents a model of full 802.11a OFDM PHY and MAC. These examples demonstrate the capability of Simulink and the efficiency of Model-Based Design for wireless transceiver development, from system level modeling to FPGA bit stream generation for hardware prototyping.

Part 1: Wireless Network Modeling This video shows a Simulink wireless network model of transceivers interconnected with fading channels.

Part 2: Wireless Network Hardware Implementation with SDR Wireless system engineers can automatically generate HDL code to verify designs on SDR hardware long before the hardware design team delivers the first silicon.

Part 3: WLAN PHY and MAC Modeling with Simulink This video introduces a Simulink model for WLAN with OFDM PHY and CSMA/CA MAC. The PHY complies with 802.11a, and the MAC models the CSMA/CA function.