MathWorks Hands-on Workshops at European Microwave Week in Paris


Join one or more of the 90-minutes MathWorks hands-on workshops on Tuesday October 1st at the European Microwave week.

Topics include: using MATLAB® for designing and testing 5G and WLAN systems, antenna and antenna array design for radar applications, power amplifier modeling and transmitter linearization techniques, plus lots more!

These workshops are free to attend, do not require familiarity MATLAB, and if you bring your own laptop you can get a hands-on experience under the supervision of MathWorks experts.

Just register for a free exhibition pass for European Microwave Week and sign up to our workshops here:


  • Using MATLAB® for Designing 5G and WLAN Systems: What’s new
  • Power Amplifier Modeling and Transmitter Linearization Techniques
  • Antenna and Antenna Array Design, Installation, and Prototyping Using MATLAB®

About the Presenter

Daniel Aronsson is an application engineer at MathWorks with specialization in signal processing and communications system design. He has several years of experience in these fields and he also works regularly with computer vision and FPGA system implementation. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in wireless communications from Uppsala University, on the topic of MIMO channel prediction.

Giorgia Zucchelli is the product marketing manager for RF and mixed-signal at MathWorks. Before joining MathWorks in 2009 as an application engineer focusing on signal processing and communications systems with specialization in analog simulation, Giorgia worked at NXP Semiconductors and Philips Research. Giorgia has a doctorate in electronic engineering for telecommunications from the University of Bologna. Her thesis dealt with modeling high-frequency RF devices.


Time Title

10.00h - 11.30h

Using MATLAB® for Designing 5G and WLAN Systems: What’s new

Wireless engineers are pursuing 5G and other advanced technologies such as LTE/WLAN to achieve gigabit data rates, ubiquitous coverage, and massive connectivity for many applications such as IoT and V2X. These applications present numerous technical challenges that require coordinated design of DSP, RF, and antenna components, as well as their implementations.

This workshop presents how MATLAB® and Simulink® provide an integrated environment for designing, simulating, testing, and prototyping today's emerging wireless communication technologies.

13.00h – 14.30h

Power Amplifier Modeling and Transmitter Linearization Techniques

Innovative design of power efficient and ultra-linear transmitters relies on two major technologies: the availability of low-cost power amplifiers (PA) and the use of digital signal processing techniques to mitigate RF impairments.  MATLAB® is often used to design digital pre-distortion (DPD) algorithms and to evaluate different adaption strategies. Such algorithms cannot be developed or tested in isolation and require power amplifier models to anticipate nonlinearity as well as memory effects.

In this workshop, you will learn how to develop different power amplifier models in MATLAB and how to perform closed-loop simulation using DPD algorithms. The same framework will be used to target FPGA platforms for lab prototyping in the presence of the actual PA.

In collaboration with National Instruments, this workshop will also show you how to take advantage of high-bandwidth waveform generation and analysis for reliable lab PA characterization and validation. Using the NI Vector Signal Transceiver, you will learn how simple it is to expand your workflow tools to include a physical test system. This configuration can give you timely information on your device’s actual performance with pre-distorted waveforms based on both well-established and cutting-edge DPD algorithms. 

15.00h – 16.30h

Antenna and Antenna Array Design, Installation, and Prototyping Using MATLAB®

Antenna and antenna array design is a complex task that requires in-depth expertise. Antennas are becoming increasing more complex in m-MIMO systems and multi-function radars.

In this workshop, you will learn how MATLAB® can simplify solving the antenna problem. You don’t need to be an EM expert to analyze the antenna taking into account the platform on which it is installed, visualize and interactively inspect antenna and array impedance, current, and radiation pattern, and fabricate the antenna on a PCB.

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