SOFTWARE TOOLS: Linking C++ code generation and X-parameters for RF-DSP co-design - Embedded.com

SOFTWARE TOOLS: Linking C++ code generation and X-parameters for RF-DSP co-design

The latest release of Agilent Technologies' SystemVue software generates C++ code and supports X-parameter models for connecting communications system-level design to baseband DSP and RF design flows.

SystemVue 2010.01 also includes 4G applications for digital pre-distortion and MIMO channel modeling, as well as updates to its LTE, DVB-2, OFDM, and ZigBee reference libraries.

This version also introduces an export capability for C++ source code generation and dynamic linked library (DLL) models. With this capability, SystemVue connects to virtual verification platforms and mainstream hardware design flows, even if those platforms lack a specific focus on communications and signal processing. The export capability also is included in the new W1718 C++ code generator.

Designers can generate compiled .DLL libraries that add custom physical layer (PHY) communications models to other development environments and for verification of RF component designs using ADS Ptolemy. Export of compiled models is free of charge with the W1461 SystemVue base platform.

SystemVue 2010.01's system-level support for X-parameter models improves modeling convenience, RF simulation speed, and RF accuracy to a new audience of baseband DSP developers and system-level architects.

The tool makes use of abstracted X-parameters as a design flow bridge between wireless component designers and baseband developers looking for a better way to co-design and co-verify during their design process. The models are available as a free upgrade to owners of the W1719 RF System Design Kit, which adds a dedicated RF capability to the main SystemVue platform.

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