WLAN Toolbox


WLAN Toolbox

Simulate, analyze, and test WLAN communications systems

Waveform Generation

Generate a variety of standards-compliant Wi-Fi waveforms. Interactively create, add RF impairments, visualize, and export waveforms with the Wireless Waveform Generator app. Visualize results in constellation diagram, spectrum analyzer, OFDM grid, and time scope plots.

Link-Level Simulation

Simulate WLAN end-to-end wireless communication links. Incorporate transmitter, channel modeling, and receiver operations. Apply channel models and perform link-level simulations for various IEEE 802.11 standard versions. Analyze link performance by computing packet error rate (PER), bit error rate, and throughput metrics.

Test and Measurement

Model and test RF transceivers in the presence of noise and interference. Perform transmitter measurements, including modulation accuracy, spectral emission mask, and flatness. Test receivers using minimum input sensitivity compliance metrics.

Signal Recovery

Detect and decode WLAN packets and recover signal information. Perform frame synchronization, frequency offset correction, channel estimation and equalization, and common error phase tracking. Demodulate and decode signaling and data fields. Recover 802.11 OFDM non-HT beacon packets.

AI, Positioning, and Sensing

Apply AI techniques to localize and detect features over Wi-Fi networks. Use a convolutional neural network for wireless sensing by using the channel state information. Train and test a deep neural network for high-precision positioning of multiple stations based on fingerprinting.


Generate standards-compliant 802.11be™ waveforms. Build end-to-end link-level simulation using a TGax propagation channel model and receiver. Detect received 802.11be (Wi-Fi 7) packets and decode their data fields and MAC frames. Model multi-user links and measure PER, error vector magnitude (EVM), and spectral characteristics.

System-Level Simulation

Model Wi-Fi networks with multiple devices. Simulate the physical, MAC, and application layers. Investigate the coexistence of WLAN and Bluetooth signals. Simulate 802.11ax™ OFDMA networks. Speed up simulations using physical layer abstraction.

Radio Connectivity

Connect your transmitter and receiver models to radio devices and transmit and receive signals over the air. Use MATLAB to acquire and analyze signals received via RF instruments or software-defined radio (SDR) hardware. Implement WLAN time and frequency synchronization models.