Keysight Technologies Delivers 5G Design Library, Unveils MATLAB Script Modeling

Software Release Enables 5G Technology Research, Helps Customers Increase Design Productivity

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 7, 2015 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today released a new version of its premier system-level electronic design automation software, SystemVue 2015.01. The release delivers the industry’s first commercial 5G simulation reference library, as well as direct integration of MATLAB Script from the MathWorks. SystemVue 2015.01 now enables 5G technology research, and increases productivity for system architects and baseband physical layer (PHY) designers working on additional wide bandwidth applications such as satellite communications and electronic warfare.

Keysight’s W1907BP 5G Forward Baseband Verification Library Bundle enables 4G designers to start anticipating 5G challenges today and continue forward into the final standard using a single configuration. The bundle combines existing 4G references for LTE-Advanced and the 3D WINNER+ MIMO channel model with forward-looking references for 5G PHY candidates, beginning with a full transmit/receive reference for Filter Bank Multi-Carrier (FBMC). It also adds legacy support for 2G/3G standards.

The W1907BP was recently shown at Mobile World Congress in connected instrument and channel sounding demonstrations. The W1906BEL, a source code exploration library for 5G, is also available. Supported SystemVue users will receive additional 5G algorithmic references as they are released, and transition naturally to the final standard at a later date.

SystemVue 2015.01 also integrates MATLAB Script. The capability enables algorithm modeling, debugging and scripting from within the SystemVue user interface.

“Keysight and MathWorks worked diligently to integrate MATLAB Script into SystemVue to provide some great benefits to our mutual customers,” said Roy Lurie, vice president of engineering at MathWorks. “With MATLAB Script, SystemVue customers can now write equations and create models that are evaluated by a built-in MATLAB Script engine that provides access to a core set of MATLAB functions. With a simple change to the settings in SystemVue, MATLAB customers can also extend the capabilities of MATLAB Script to access all functions in MATLAB and the toolboxes for which they are licensed.”

SystemVue 2015 Enhancements

Using SystemVue 2015.01, algorithm modelers can work directly on PHY designs in language-based (MATLAB, C++ or HDL) or graphical blocks, and then connect to accurate RF models, standards-based IP references, and test and measurement assets.

The SystemVue 2015.01 release delivers several other enhancements, including:

  • A FPGA programming connection to the Keysight M9703A real-time wideband 8-channel digitizer. A video is available at
  • RF system-level EVM budget analysis and AM/PM support ( W1719)
  • Reference receivers and EVM/BER support for 25 modulation formats that are useful for satellite and military communications ( W1902)
  • 3D EM antenna pattern import from EMPro, for realistic phased-array radar beamforming ( W1905), along with native 3D visualization
  • Support for recently announced Keysight test instruments, including the 65 Gsa/sec M8195A AWG, the 510-MHz wide N9040B UXA signal analyzer, and MIMO configurations of the M9381A/ M9391A

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Keysight’s SystemVue 2015.01 (including the W1907BP 5G Forward library bundle) is now available for download at Pricing for the SystemVue environment starts at approximately $17,687. A free, 30-day evaluation copy is available at

More information about SystemVue 2015.01 is available at An image of the software with its new modules is available at For video demonstrations, go to

About Keysight EEsof EDA Software

Keysight EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at

Learn more about Keysight software products at Download free software trials at

Keysight 5G

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides a comprehensive set of 5G electronic design and test tools designed to help engineers gain greater insight into their R&D and manufacturing processes. Keysight's 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; and high-speed digital and power management. Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to advance the next-generation of 5G wireless communications systems. Information about Keysight's 5G test and measurement solutions is available at

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at

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