PathWave System Design (SystemVue)

System-level design and simulation software

Accelerate System Design to Verified Hardware

Connect system-level design to RF circuit simulation. Verify physical layer system designs. Interoperate with test equipment while wireless standards evolve.

  • Validate baseband and RF integration early
  • Streamline verification with pre-built test benches
  • Easily connect to test equipment
  • Perform 5G architecture development and validation
  • Create and verify algorithms with baseband libraries
  • Simulate real-world radar scenarios

Design Across Baseband and RF Domains

PathWave System Design (SystemVue) is a multi-domain modeling environment that accelerates design, verification, and test. Standards libraries for automotive radar, 802.11ax WLAN, and NB-IoT enable real-world scenario verification. Moving pedestrian models provide realistic verification of automotive radar designs in detecting human targets.


Product development speed and agility are critical success factors for phased-array systems in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and communications industries. In the commercial sector, where 5G and satellite communications development projects face new time-to-market and cost challenges, keeping up has never been more challenging. Designers need new tools for modeling and simulation at higher levels of abstraction.

Keysight’s phased-array design solution shortens the time you spend testing physical prototypes in the anechoic chamber by replacing time-consuming legacy test methods with a more efficient system-level modeling and simulation approach. Learn more about this approach and Keysight’s phased-array solution today to gain greater design confidence and avoid the risk of cost overruns from unpredictable project schedules. 

Find the Bundle that's Right for You

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Model Bundle Description
PathWave System Design Core  Base environment for PathWave System Design. Includes schematic entry, data plotting, and MATLAB code support.
W4801B PathWave System Design Core + RF Adds the RF analysis simulation element giving you access to the SPECTRASYS engine, WhatIF, linear simulation, and RF component model libraries.
W4802B PathWave System Design Core + Comms/DSP A timed dataflow simulation engine to create communications and digital signal processing designs. Includes libraries of general DSP components, digital modulation, SerDes, MIMO, and legacy cellular standards.
W4803B PathWave System Design Core + RF + Comms/DSP Combines both the RF and comms / DSP analyses, allowing RF link to connect timed dataflow analysis with accurate RF system models.
W4804B PathWave System Design Core + RF + Comms/DSP + Phased Array Adds the advanced phased array analysis simulator for both RF and comms / DSP applications using beamforming.
W4806B PathWave System Design Algorithm Core Embedded algorithm bundle — RF and comms / DSP simulation engines for use by algorithm designers working in a MATLAB-centric environment (does not include the PathWave System Design Core component).
W4810B PathWave System Design Core + AMI High-speed digital (HSD) bundle — complete AMI model generation bundle. Includes the PathWave System Design Core, comms / DSP simulator, AMI modeling kit, and C++ code generation kit.

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