3G Evolution

HSPA and LTE for Mobile Broadband


  • Erik Dahlman, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Stefan Parkvall, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Johan Skold, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Per Beming, Ericsson, Sweden

This very up-to-date and practical book, written by engineers working closely in 3GPP, gives insight into the newest technologies and standards adopted by 3GPP, with detailed explanations of the specific solutions chosen and their implementation in HSPA and LTE. The key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. Their role and use in the context of mobile broadband access in general is explained. Both a high-level overview and more detailed step-by-step explanations of HSPA and LTE implementation are given. An overview of other related systems such as TD SCDMA, CDMA2000, and WIMAX is also provided.This is a ┬┐must-have┬┐ resource for engineers and other professionals working with cellular or wireless broadband technologies who need to know how to utilize the new technology to stay ahead of the competition.The authors of the book all work at Ericsson Research and are deeply involved in 3G development and standardisation since the early days of 3G research. They are leading experts in the field and are today still actively contributing to the standardisation of both HSPA and LTE within 3GPP.
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Mobile and wireless communications engineers working for the equipment suppliers and network operators, network managers, academic researchers.


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-372533-2

Table of Contents

Table of contentsPreface PART I ┬┐ Introduction1 Background of 3G evolution 1.1 History and background of 3G1.2 Standardisation 1.3 Spectrum for 3G 2 The motives behind the 3G evolution 2.1 Driving forces 2.2 3G Evolution ┬┐ two Radio Access Network approaches and an evolved Core Network PART II - Technologies for 3G evolution3 High data rates in mobile communication3.1 High data rates ┬┐ fundamental constraints3.2 Higher data rates within a limited bandwidth ┬┐Higher-order modulation 3.3 Wider-bandwidth including multi-carrier transmission 4 OFDM transmission 4.1 Basic principles of OFDM 4.2 OFDM demodulation 4.3 OFDM implementation using IFFT / FFT processing 4.4 Cyclic-prefix insertion 4.5 Frequency-domain model of OFDM transmission4.6 Channel estimation and reference symbols4.7 Frequency diversity with OFDM ┬┐ Importance of channel coding 4.8 Selection of basic OFDM parameters 4.9 Variations in instantaneous transmission power 4.10 OFDM as a user-multiplexing and multiple-access scheme 4.11 Multi-cell broadcast/multicast transmission and OFDM 5 Wider-band ┬┐single-carrier┬┐ transmission5.1 Equalization against radio-channel frequency-selectivity 5.2 Uplink FDMA with flexible bandwidth assignment 5.3 DFT-spread OFDM 6 Multi-antenna techniques 6.1 Multi-antenna configurations 6.2 Benefits of multi-antenna techniques 6.3 Multiple receive antennas 6.4 Multiple transmit antennas 6.5 Spatial multiplexing 7 Scheduling, Link Adaptation, and Hybrid ARQ 7.1 Link adaptation ┬┐ Power and rate control7.2 Channel-dependent scheduling 7.3 Advanced Retransmission Schemes 7.4 Hybrid ARQ with Soft Combining PART III ┬┐ HSPA8 WCDMA Evolution ┬┐ HSPA and MBMS 8.1 WCDMA ┬┐ Brief Overview 9 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access9.1 Overview9.2 Details of HSDPA 9.3 Finer details of HSDPA 10 Enhanced Uplink 10.1 Overview10.2 Details of Enhanced Uplink10.3 Finer details of Enhanced Uplink11 MBMS ┬┐ Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service11.1 Overview11.2 Details of MBMS12 HSPA Evolution12.1 MIMO 12.2 Higher-Order Modulation12.3 Continuous Packet Connectivity12.4 Enhanced CELL_FACH Operation12.5 Layer 2 Protocol Enhancements12.6 Advanced Receivers12.7 ConclusionPART IV: LTE and SAE13 LTE and SAE ┬┐ Introduction and Design Targets13.1 LTE Design Targets13.2 SAE Design Targets14 LTE Radio Access ┬┐ an Overview14.1 Transmission schemes ┬┐ Downlink OFDM and Uplink SC-FDMA 14.2 Channel-dependent Scheduling and Rate Adaptation 14.3 Hybrid ARQ with Soft Combining14.4 Multiple Antenna Support14.5 Multicast and Broadcast Support14.6 Spectrum Flexibility15 LTE Radio Interface Architecture15.1 RLC ┬┐ Radio Link Control15.2 MAC ┬┐ Medium Access Control15.3 PHY ┬┐ Physical Layer 15.4 LTE states 15.5 Data Flow 16 LTE physical layer16.1 Overall time-domain structure16.2 Downlink transmission scheme16.3 Uplink transmission scheme17 LTE Access Procedures 17.1 Cell Search17.2 Random Access17.3 Paging 18 System Architecture18.1 Functional split between radio access network and core network18.2 HSPA/WCDMA and LTE Radio Access Network18.3 Core network architecturePART V ┬┐ Performance and Concluding Remarks19 Performance of 3G evolution19.1 Performance assessment19.2 Performance evaluation of 3G evolution19.3 Evaluation of LTE in 3GPP19.4 Conclusion20 Other Wireless Communications Systems20.1 UTRA TDD20.2 CDMA200020.3 GSM/EDGE20.4 WiMAX (IEEE 802.16)20.5 Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (IEEE 802.20)20.6 Summary21 Future Evolution21.1 IMT-Advanced21.2 The research community21.3 Standardization bodies21.4 Concluding RemarksReferences Acronyms