PathWave System Design (SystemVue) 2020 is a major release with the addition or enhancement of these key capabilities:

  • RF_Link between Spectrasys and Dataflow engines for accurate RF modeling
  • Workflow and Co-Simulation Integrations
  • Updated 5G NR Baseband Verification Library
  • Complex Environment Modeling for Automotive Radar
  • SpectraSys Improvements
  • Platform, User Interface and Libraries


PathWave System DesignPathWave System Design (SystemVue) 2020 is a major release. Increasing RF and digital coexistence requires designers to connect their baseband and RF designs earlier in the development cycle. The 2020 release of PathWave System Design is focused on RF System Designers in 5G and Radar applications. This release strengthens our best-in-class RF impairment simulation solution for modern communications and Radar systems.

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Figure 1. PathWave System Design (SystemVue) 2020.

RF_Link Support

  • Enhanced RF impairment modelling
  • Amplifier and Mixer Updates

Workflow and Co-Simulation

  • New SystemVue modules and toolbox for MATLAB
    • W1806BP/BT 5G NR algorithm design module
    • W1484BP/BT SystemVue RF Impairment Module
  • ADS/GoldenGate Verification Test Bench Updates
  • Parameterized FCE model import
  • W1724EP/ET STK interface

W1906EP/ET 5G Baseband Verification Library for SystemVue

  • New features and physical channels supporting 15.x.x releases
    • e.g. HARQ, PRACH, DPD
  • VTB enhancements for ADS

Companion for W1908EP/ET Automotive Radar Library

  • W1725EP/ET Ray Tracing Design Kit for SystemVue
    • Complex Environment Modelling
    • Multiple Ray Tracing Engine

SpectraSys Improvements

  • Mixer models now support vendor Sys-parameter libraries
  • Sys-Parameters improvements for nonlinearities (P1dB, IP3) to include effects of mismatches
  • VSWR, reflection coefficient, mismatch loss & return loss measurements along the path for each component on level diagram to determine which components are mismatched in the system chain
  • Traditional 3rd order amplifier model now supports up to 11 even & odd intermod orders to improve nonlinear spectral simulation accuracy
  • New 1 tone intercept analysis enables 2nd & 3rd order intercept analysis without tedious 2 tone analysis setup, path selection & measurements. Analyze IP3, IP2 versus power or frequency instantly
  • Accuracy correlation improvements between RF system simulation and SystemVue dataflow simulation

Platform, User Interface and Libraries

  • New Dataset Viewer enables you to intuitively explore multi-dimensional data produced by any system simulation, nested sweeps or user defined variables
  • Parameter synchronization across multiple different components eliminates tedious checking and setting of parameters for each individual component. Fixed values or equation variables used to define parameters can be saved and synced as a group to setup multiple corner analyses
  • New Sys-parameter system model libraries from vendors such as Mini Circuits, Analog Devices, Custom MMIC, X-Microwave (including components from Qorvo, Broadcom, Peregrine, and other popular system block vendors).
  • New Vendor Library Builder which enables component vendors or users to create custom libraries of parts with simulation models and schematic symbols, datasheet and web links. Library can be packaged into a self-extracting executable that automatically installs new, or updates an existing library in the parts selector

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