HSPA and LTE: The UMTS Evolution

Course Summary

This course provides an overview of different architectures, principles, design techniques and performance of the UMTS High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)/High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA) systems. Topics include wireless data access using packet switching, key enabling technologies including modulation schemes, frequency components, FEC Coding mechanisms, Signal Duplexing methods, NLOS, STC, MIMO and AAS. The non-line-of-sight (NLOS) mobile wireless fading path is reviewed and a coverage example provided. Key physical layer and MAC features of the relevant standards are presented. The key parameters of HSPA and LTE are compared. An overview of Mobile WiMAX, LTE’s primary competitor is presented. Finally, the status of LTE is summarized and its key parameters compared to Mobile WiMAX.

Course Details

Course ID:SOL-MC-321
Course Duration:40 Hours
Delivery Options
PREREQUISITES: Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Communication Engineering or Wireless/Digital Communication Principles, Calculus, Probability Theory, Computer Networking and Information Theory Coding.

Course Outline

BACKGROUND
Cellular Structure, Handover, Antennas, Free Space Propagation, Received Input Power and Fade Margin, Large-Scale path loss: Mean Path Loss, Shadowing, Small-Scale path Loss: Delay spread, Doppler spread, Coverage Analysis Example, Mobile Broadband Wireless Access, UMTS Evolution: WCDMA to LTE, Other Mobile Broadband Systems.
PACKET SWITCHED WIRELESS DATA ACCESS
Ethernet, TCP/IP, VoIP, Mobile IP, Spectral Analysis, Statistical Methods, Thermal Noise. ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES I
ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES II
Automatic Request for Repeat (ARQ), Forward Error Detection/Correction: Block codes: BCH, RS, Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), Repetition, Convolution Codes, Interleaving, Turbo Codes, Hybrid-ARQ (H-ARQ), Direct Sequence-Code Division Multiple Access (DS-CDMA), Signal Duplexing: FDD, H-FDD, TDD, Medium Access Control (MAC), Scheduling, Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA), Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC), Non Line-of-Sight (NLOS) Techniques : Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Scalable OFDMA (S-OFDMA), Single Carrier-Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA), Receiver Diversity, Transmit Delay Diversity (DD), Transmit Cyclic Delay Diversity (CDD), Transmit Space Time Coding (STC) Diversity, Transmit Frequency Hopping Diversity Coding (FHDC), Multiple Input/Multiple Output (MIMO) scheme, Adaptive Antenna Systems (AAS), Transmitter Power Control (TPC).
UMTS HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK PACKET ACCESS (HSDPA) STANDARD
Network Architecture, Protocol Architecture, HSDPA Overview, HSDPA versus WCDMA, HSDPA Transport and Physical Channels, Maximum Data Rate, MAC Layer Operation, Adaptive Modulation and Coding, H-ARQ, Fast Scheduling, Mobility.
UMTS HIGH SPEED UPLINK PACKET ACCESS (HSUPA) STANDARD
HSUPA Overview, HSUPA Transport and Physical Channels, Maximum Data Rate, MAC Layer Operation, H-ARQ, Fast Scheduling, Multimedia Broadcast/ Multicast Services (MBMS), Targeted Frequency Bands.
UMTS LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) STANDARD
LTE Radio Access Overview, System Architecture, E-UTRAN Protocol Architecture, Frame Structure, Downlink Structure and features : DL Logical, Transport and Physical Channels, DL Control Data and Physical Signals, DL Physical Resource and mapping to that resource, DL Maximum Data Rate, DL Multiple Antenna Transmission Schemes, Uplink Structure and Features : UL Logical, Transport and Physical Channels, UL Control Data and Physical Signals, UL Physical Resource and Mapping to that Resource, UL Maximum Data Rate, UL Multiple Transmission Scheme, H-ARQ Operation, Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol Operation, Scheduling, Inter-cell Interference Coordination, Access Procedures, Mobility, QoS of EPS Bearers, UE Categories and Peak Data Rates, Designated Frequency Bands, Key Base Station/Mobile Station Specifications, Comparison of LTE and HSPA.
MOBILE WIMAX STANDARD
802.16e Mobility Amendment, 802.16 Protocol Layer, MAC Overview, Physical Layer Overview, Mobile WiMAX System Profiles, LTE vs. Mobile WiMAX Comparison.
CORE TECHNOLOGY AREAS COVERED
UMTS, Broadband Wireless Networks (WiMAX), CDMA/WCDMA 3G/4G LTE.