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Design, simulate, and analyze the physical layer of communications systems

Communications Toolbox™ provides algorithms and apps for the design, end-to-end simulation, analysis, and verification of communications systems. The toolbox includes a graphically based app that lets you generate custom- or standard-based waveforms. You can create test vectors to verify receiver performance or to create datasets for artificial intelligence (AI) applications by adding RF impairments to waveforms. The toolbox lets you model propagation channels statistically or with ray-tracing solutions that include terrain and buildings. You can compensate for the effects of channel degradations and use SDRs to verify your designs with over-the-air (OTA) testing.

Communications Toolbox facilitates modeling communications links from antenna to RF chain to bit processing (with Antenna Toolbox™ and RF Blockset™). You can accelerate BER simulations using the cloud or your local cluster (with Parallel Computing Toolbox™). The toolbox helps you solve communications problems using AI techniques (with Deep Learning Toolbox™).


About Communications System Modeling

Interactive Learning

Wireless Communications Onramp
Learn how to use MATLAB to simulate wireless communications systems.


Simulink for Wireless System Design
Learn why Simulink is appropriate for wireless system design.

Easy Wireless Waveform Generation with MATLAB
Use the Wireless Waveform Generator app to create, impair, visualize, and export modulated waveforms, and transmit them over the air.