Get Started with WLAN Toolbox
WLAN Toolbox™ provides standards-compliant functions for the design, simulation, analysis, and testing of wireless LAN communications systems. It includes configurable physical layer waveforms for the IEEE® 802.11 family of standards. It also provides transmitter, channel modeling, and receiver operations, including channel coding, modulation, spatial stream mapping, and MIMO receivers.
The toolbox provides reference designs to help you perform baseband link-level simulations and multi-node system-level simulations. You can generate waveforms and customize test benches, either programmatically or interactively, using the Wireless Waveform Generator app. You can generate and parse common MAC frames. You can also perform signal measurements such as channel power, spectrum mask, and occupied bandwidth, and create test benches for the end-to-end simulation of WLAN communications links.
You can study the effects of RF designs and interference on system performance. Using WLAN Toolbox with RF instruments or hardware support packages, you can connect your transmitter and receiver models to radio devices and verify your designs via over-the-air transmission and reception.
- 802.11 Standards Supported by WLAN Toolbox
This section details the IEEE 802.11™ standards supported by WLAN Toolbox.
- WLAN Radio Frequency Channels
This example describes WLAN radio frequency channel designations and shows how to calculate the channel center frequency in accordance with IEEE® 802.11™ specifications.
- EHT MU Transmission
Describes EHT MU transmission configuration options.
- HE MU Transmission
Describes HE MU transmission configuration options.
- Waveform Generation
This example shows how to generate standards-compliant WLAN waveforms.
- App-Based WLAN Waveform Generation
Generate IEEE 802.11 waveforms by using the WLAN Waveform Generator app.
- Generate and Parse WLAN MAC Frames
Configure and generate WLAN MAC frames, then recover frame contents by decoding.
- WLAN Channel Models
Using WLAN channel models to add channel impairments to WLAN transmissions.
- Packet Recovery
Describes recovery of WLAN packets for various PPDU formats.
- Transmit-Receive Chain
Describes transmit-receive processing chains you can model using WLAN Toolbox.
- What Is WLAN?
Describes WLAN for the benefit of the new user. Also indicates scope of coverage for WLAN Toolbox.
- WLAN PPDU Structure
Describes the WLAN PPDUs you can model by using WLAN Toolbox.
- WLAN MAC Frame Structure
Describes WLAN MAC protocol, general MAC frame structure, and types of MAC frame you can generate with WLAN Toolbox.
- Packet Size and Duration Dependencies
Describes packet size and duration determination in 802.11.