End-To-End System Design: Advantages of an Integrated Tool for Frequency Planning, Budget Analysis and More

Architectural tools used by designers of RF and microwave communications systems include budget simulators, spur searching utilities, and frequency planning tools, all of which are often based on spreadsheets or hard-coded algorithms with a non-commercial user interface.

This white paper outlines the benefit of using a commercial, specialized software program such as Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) for end-to-end system design, while also embracing legacy approaches with the incorporation of spreadsheet views.