Electronic Design

Communications Design Suite Integrates RF And DSP Analysis

The Visual System Simulator 2002 (VSS2002) communications systems design suite interactively models, analyzes, and optimizes analog and digital communication systems. With it, users may quickly build graphical block diagrams and analyze the performance using sophisticated built-in measurements and powerful signal generators that support virtually any modulation scheme, including AM, FM, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), phase-shift keying (PSK), mask-shift keying (MSK), quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), and others. Users can easily assess the impact of specifications by utilizing a "real-time tuning mode" that immediately displays the impact of parameter changes by updating measurements in real time.

Included is a comprehensive library of over 230 core elements and mathematical primitives that can be used to build an accurate representation of the most complex communications systems. The library includes encoders/decoders (including Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, convolutional, and others), modulators/demodulators, and filters. Application-specific libraries are optional and support 3G, IS95, GSM, EDGE, 802.11, and other emerging standards.

A full-featured demo version is available at www.appwave.com/products/vss2002.html. The VSS2002 design suite will be available in the second quarter for the Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT, and XP platforms. Perpetual licenses range from $15,000 to $33,000 depending on simulation capabilities.

Applied Wave Research
www.appwave.com; (310) 726-3000

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