New uplink receiver models and improved uplink/downlink source models for the Agilent 3GPP LTE Wireless Library help wireless-system designers and verification engineers speed development of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) designs for next-generation mobile communication products. Based on Release 8 of the 3GPP standard, the enhanced library is for use with the company’s Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software. It works within the ADS environment using the Agilent Ptolemy simulator to streamline the design and verification process.
The library provides preconfigured simulation setups with signal sources for downlink and uplink, along with transmitter analyses such as spectrum, complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF), and waveform measurements (view a sample here). The new uplink receiver models facilitate error vector magnitude and bit error rate measurements for UL simulations. Additionally, the library’s uplink and downlink source models have been improved to conform to TS36.211 v1.1.1 (2007-05) of the 3GPP standard. Agilent has also recently updated the Mobile WiMAX Wireless Library. Enhancements include MIMO support and inclusion of Convolution Turbo Coding (CTC), decoding, and system measurements with the CTC codec. The Mobile WiMAX Wireless Library conforms to the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard.
The Agilent 3GPP LTE and Mobile WiMAX Wireless Libraries are available now for purchase with Agilent’s ADS 2006A Update 2. For a yearly time-based license, wireless-library pricing starts at $9,100.