At IMS2023, MathWorks will participate in four demonstrations, four industry workshops, a technical session and an industry showcase.

MathWorks Exhibit Booth Demos - Booth #2541

  • DEMO #1
    • TITLE: 5G waveform design and validation using MATLAB and Keysight test equipment
    • Expert: Eric Wetjen
  • DEMO #2
    • TITLE: Targeting Satcom applications with RFSOC and testing over the air with Otava DTRX2
    • Experts: Noam Levine / Giorgia Zucchelli
  • DEMO #3
    • TITLE: Measuring RF filters with Keysight VNA, creating MATLAB behavioral models and tuning filter performance
    • Expert: Tim Reeves
  • DEMO #4
    • TITLE: Waveform classification and spectrum sensing using Deep Learning
    • Experts: Robin Getz and Noam Levine

Industry Workshops:

  • Phased Array System Modeling and Design using MATLAB and Analog Devices Hardware
    • (MathWorks, Analog Devices)
    • IWWE5, Wednesday, Wednesday 14 June, 13:30 - 15:10, Room 29C
    • ABSTRACT: This workshop will cover modeling and design for phased-array systems - from antenna, signal chain, and algorithm modeling, to analysis of signals taken from RF hardware. Through both lecture material and instructor-led hardware and software demonstrations, workshop participants will learn about modeling and simulating antenna-array designs, explore phased-array beamforming concepts and beamforming ICs, and examine real-world impairments and their effect on system performance. Radar design examples will be used to tie the signal processing theory to practical applications.
  • Linearization of upcoming high-efficient RF power amplifiers using simulation and hardware measurements
    • (Qorvo, Rohde & Schwarz, MathWorks)
    • IWTH3, Thursday 15 June, 10:10 - 11:50, Room 29C
    • ABSTRACT: The evolution of 5G and the need for increased capacity drive new transmitter requirements. Power amplifiers must support large instantaneous bandwidths further extended by carrier aggregation, combined with high power and reduced consumption. This workshop introduces a workflow to combine state-of-the-art PA measurements with behavioral models and prototypes for accelerating the design, optimization, and testing of linearization techniques before the entire system is available. We will introduce recent trends in PA architectures and identify linearization techniques, such as DPD, based on hardware characterization and behavioral models to tradeoff design parameters and improve ACLR, EVM, and other metrics for 5GNR waveforms.
  • Co-design Techniques for wideband mmWave and SatCom Phased Array Systems
    • (Otava, Avnet, Rohde & Schwarz, MathWorks)
    • IWTH5, Thursday 15 June, 13:30 - 15:10, Room 29C
    • ABSTRACT: The new generation of broadband satellite communications equipment must meet specifications over large instantaneous bandwidths and significant channel impairments. These radio systems are being built around multi-channel active antenna arrays requiring complex digital signal processing algorithms for calibration, channel corrections, and beamforming. This workshop introduces a model-based design methodology combining hardware measurements to accelerate the design, optimization, and testing of mmWave wideband radios before the entire system is prototyped. We will use hardware and software examples to optimize the full phased-array signal chain performance, trading off design parameters to achieve acceptable ACLR and EVM for very wide waveforms.
  • Taming Signal Integrity Challenges in mmWave Antenna-to-Bits Implementations
    • (Samtec, Otava, MathWorks, Avnet, Rohde & Schwarz)
    • IWTH6, Thursday 15 June, 8:00 - 9:40, Room 29D
    • ABSTRACT: Emerging 5G/6G, radar, EW, SATCOM, and instrumentation antenna-to-bits architectures necessitate careful design tradeoffs due to mmWave band sensitivity. System designers must preserve channel signal integrity (SI) while optimizing component selection at reasonable cost. Simulating and testing system architectures at the electrical and protocol layers demands engineering expertise from RF, phased-array antenna design, SI, embedded software, DSP, FPGA and test. In this Industry Workshop, technical experts from Otava, Samtec, MathWorks, Avnet, and Rohde & Schwarz address the challenges of mmWave system design, detailing the interplay between simulation models and real-world signals through design flows that foster collaboration within multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

MathWorks Technical Session

  • Model-based design of next generation RF and mmWave systems
  • Barry Katz
  • We2A-1, Wednesday 14 June, 10:10 - 10:30, 23ABC     
  • ABSTRACT: As operating frequency bands move into the millimeter wave range, requirements of wireless communications and radar systems become increasingly more complex, with smaller margins and tighter and tighter design cycles. System architects today must explore and coordinate the design and implementation of antenna arrays, RF transceivers, and digital signal processing algorithms operating across multiple standards and in different scenarios often including interfering signals. With the system complexity growing and the cost of prototypes increasing, executable models operating at different levels of abstraction and across multiple domains have become a key design tool. In this talk, you’ll learn how researchers and organizations are using model-based design in combination with measured data to create increasingly smart and multi-function RF systems, and how machine learning techniques such as surrogate optimization methods can further optimize the design process.

MathWorks Industry Showcase

  • Model-based design of next generation RF and mmWave Systems
  • Giorgia Zucchelli
  • PL3, Monday 12 June, Concourse directly in front of the Ballroom where the Plenary will be held.