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System-Level Simulation

5G NR multinode communications

5G Toolbox™ system-level simulations model multinode networks. The simulations operate across a protocol stack that includes physical (PHY), medium access control (MAC), radio link control (RLC), and application layers. 5G Toolbox enables you to model a New Radio (NR) waveform by using PHY and channel modeling features or abstracted PHY with link-to-system mapping. You can evaluate the network performance with different data traffic models, MAC scheduling strategies, and PHY algorithms. You can also analyze the effect of intercell interference, measure quantities like throughput, scheduling fairness, block error rate (BLER), and spectrum efficiency, and use visualization capabilities to explore the performance of the network. In addition, you can export protocol packets to packet capture (PCAP) and packet capture next generation (PCAPNG) files for network analysis.


wirelessNetworkSimulatorWireless network simulator
nrGNB5G NR base station node
nrUE5G NR user equipment (UE) node
nrRLCBearerConfigRLC bearer configuration parameters
networkTrafficOnOffOn-Off application traffic pattern generator
networkTrafficVoIPVoIP application traffic pattern generator
networkTrafficVideoConferenceVideo conference application traffic pattern generator
networkTrafficFTPFTP application traffic pattern generator
pcapReaderPCAP file reader of protocol packets
pcapWriterPCAP file writer of protocol packets
pcapngWriterPCAPNG file writer of protocol packets
nrPCAPWriterPCAP or PCAPNG file writer of 5G NR MAC packets
nrMACPDUDecodeDecode MAC PDU
nrMACSubPDUGenerate NR MAC subPDU