SPW Model Libraries

A Comprehensive Set of DSP Model Libraries for Designing and Analyzing Communications Systems

The SPW DSP model libraries accelerate the design, modeling, and verification of complete systems within an operational context. It lets you quickly assemble executable models of digital signal processing algorithm systems that you can test and refine to develop innovative solutions optimizing cost and performance using the SPW tool.


Synopsys has been producing end-to end physical layer baseband simulation models of second and third generation wireless standards for quite some time. Synopsys continues to track the evolving standards and uses information from standards committees to build system-level models. The models, in turn, provide a framework and a testbench for users interested in hardware and/or software implementation. SPW comes with more than 3,000 models already in the base package, plus LTE-specific solutions as an Add-on. Libraries include, among others, the following:

Available DSP Model Libraries

  • LTE/LTE-A Library (Add-on option)
  • LTE Library for Xilinx IP (Add-on option)
  • Communications Library (included in base package)
  • WCDMA (3GPP) Library (included in base package)
  • TD-SCDMA Library (included in base package)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE Library (included in base package)
  • WiMAX Library (included in base package)
  • CDMA2000 (3GPP2) Library (included in base package)
  • WLAN/WPAN Library (included in the base package)