The MathWorks today introduced RF Blockset 2, which extends Simulink® with a library of blocks to model the behavior of linear and nonlinear RF components (filters, transmission lines, amplifiers, and mixers) by supporting the widespread Agilent standards for large signal-scattering parameters in system-level verification models.
In addition to enabling access to industry-standard data file formats for network parameters and noise properties, such as S2P, Y2P, Z2P, and H2P, RF Blockset 2 lets engineers import system-level verification models in the S2D, P2D, and AMP formats that specify not only the network parameters and noise properties, but also the nonlinear properties of a component. Engineers can obtain S2D and P2D files from component manufacturers, measured data, and the Verification Model Extractor feature in Advanced Design System (ADS) from Agilent.
RF Blockset is available immediately for the Solaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Macintosh platforms. U.S. list prices start at $2,000.