LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator

LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator

Welcome to the Vienna LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator webpage of the Institute of Telecommunications at TU Wien. The pages provides all the necessary information for downloading the latest available version of the in-house developed, MATLAB-based LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator. This LTE-A Uplink Link Level Simulator is a collaboration between the TU Wien’s Institute of Telekommunikations and the Brno University of Technology’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication.

The LTE simulators are released under the terms of an academic, non-commercial use license. Please read the license agreement in case of doubt (see below).

If you are experiencing problems with downloading the simulator please contact For questions concerning the use of the simulator, please consider using our online-forum.

This LIST OF FEATURES summarizes the simulator’s core functions. For a complete list of all the functionalities, please refer to the DOCUMENTATION.


The LTE-A simulators are published under a non-commercial academic use license. Please make sure that you understand the terms and conditions of the license before you download any of the available software packages. Would you require a license different to a non-commercial academic one please contact Prof. Markus Rupp.

The detailed license agreement for the LTE-A Uplink Link Level simulator can be found HERE. Please read the license agreement carefully.

To find out whether your department already signed a license agreement and whom to contact, please check the archive of granted licenses.


The LTE simulators are implemented in Matlab and require the following packages:

  • Matlab 7.8.0 (R2009a)
  • Communications Toolbox 4.1
  • Signal Processing Toolbox 6.7

Note: Since the Vienna LTE-A simulators make use of the new Object-Oriented capabilities of Matlab (available since R2008a), the simulators will not run under older Matlab releases without extensive changes.

If you have problems/questions about the C code/MEX files included with the release please refer to the Mathworks documentation about MEX files and supported compilers.


For any questions/comments/bug reports, please visit our Online-FORUM, where your concern/experience will reach a large online-community as well as the Vienna LTE-A simulator team.


An overview on the simulator’s functionality is provided in the list of features.

A description on how to start using the simulator as well as reference and example simulations can be found in the DOCUMENTATION.

The released package comes with numerous examples on how to use the simulator and plot its results as well as files to reproduce published results.


The LTE Link Level Simulation is still under development and as such, new features are planned to be added. For a complete list of all the functionalities, please refer to the documentation included with the simulator.


The LTE Link Level Simulator contains code from the following sources:


Please refer to the documentation for the changelog and version history.

If you want to receive information about future updates you can subscribe to our LTE simulator mailing list here. Note that you can change the display language to english in the selection panel to the right.


The download link to the latest version of the simulator is provided after sending us the signed license agreement (see above).


If you are using the simulator for your scientific work, please use the references below:

  title      = {The Vienna LTE-Advanced Simulators: Up and Downlink, Link and System Level Simulation},
  author     = {Markus Rupp and Stefan Schwarz and Martin Taranetz},
  publisher  = {Springer Singapore},
  year       = {2016},
  edition    = {1},
  series     = {Signals and Communication Technology},
  isbn       = {978-981-10-0616-6},
  doi        = {10.1007/978-981-10-0617-3}
  title      = {Exploring the physical layer frontiers of cellular uplink},
  author     = {Z{\"o}chmann, Erich and Schwarz, Stefan and Pratschner, Stefan and Nagel, Lukas and Lerch, Martin and Rupp, Markus},
  journal    = {EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking},
  volume     = {2016},
  number     = {1},
  pages      = {1--18},
  year       = {2016},
  publisher  = {Springer}


A list of related publications is found in the publication database of the TU Wien via the following link: List of Relevant Publications