News | April 20, 2018

New Application Note Demonstrates NI AWR Software Simulation Test Bench For NB-IoT Products

Source: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

It is estimated that by 2020 more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the internet of things (IoT). By using cellular telecommunications bands and existing wireless networks, a low power wide area network (LPWAN) radio technology standard known as narrowband IoT (NBIoT) will be used to support a wide range of IoT devices and services.

To help engineers implement this radio technology, a new NI AWR software application note overviews NB-IoT design requirements and demonstrates how new capabilities in Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system design software can be used to study the impact of NB-IoT signals on an existing LTE network. Examples covered within the application note include a long-term evolution (LTE) signal and NB-IoT uplink coexistence receive signal (RX) test bench, an NB-IoT uplink enriched narrowband (eNB) RX text bench in the guard band of an LTE signal and an in-band uplink eNB RX test bench.

The application note can be viewed/downloaded at


Source: National Instruments (NI)