UMTS Air Interface

From the architecture of the radio interface, through channel structures, the CDMA physical layer, the protocols, procedures and operation, this course provides a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the UMTS Air Interface. For a complete picture, the course also includes focus on enhancements to the air interface through HSPA.

This course will contain the following sections:


  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • UMTS Air Interface Architecture - NAS, AS
  • Logical Channels - Control and Traffic - BCCH, PCCH, CCCH, DCCH, CTCH, DTCH
  • Transport - Common and Dedicated - RACH, BCH, PCH, FACH, DCH, HS-DSCH, E-DCH
  • Physical Channels
  • HSDPA and HSUPA Enhancements
  • Channel Mapping
  • Uplink and Downlink Code Processing
  • Timing - Frame, Node B, Cell, UE
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Spread Spectrum - Channel Requirements, Channel Rates, Spreading, DSSS, Despreading
  • UMTS Codes - PSCH, SSCH
  • Scrambling Codes - Scrambling Code Groups, Channel Information
  • Spreading Codes - Code Allocation
  • Basic DSS System
  • Rake Receiver
  • Uplink and Downlink Code Processing
  • Timing - Frame, Node B, Cell, UE
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Uplink and Downlink Physical Channels
  • CPICH Measurements
  • Downlink Format - P-SCH, S-SCH, CPICH, P-CCPCH, S-CCPCH, PICH, AICH, DPCH, DPCCH, HS-SCCH, HS-PDSCH, E-HICH, E-RGCH, E-AGCH and F-DPCH
  • Uplink Format - PRACH, DPCCH, E-DPCCH, E-DPDCH, HS-DPCCH
  • Transmission Gap Position
  • Compressed Mode
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • RRC - Functions and Architecture
  • Radio Bearer Control, Measurement, Connection Mobility and General Procedures
  • Radio Bearers and Signalling Radio Bearers
  • Broadcast System Information - System Information Blocks, System Information and Paging
  • RRC in Connected Mode - UE Modes and Radio Network Temporary Identities, s-RNTI, u-RNTI, c-RNTI and d-RNTI
  • RRC Procedures - Connecting, Direct Transfer, Paging and RAB Establishment
  • Activity
  • RRC procedure and message analysis using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Cell Selection Procedures
  • System Information
  • Common Channel Procedures
  • HSDPA and HSUPA Operation - Release 5 and Release 6
  • HARQ Configuration
  • MAC-ehs and MAC-e/es
  • Activity
  • Message analysis using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Closed Loop Power Control - Uplink Single Channels, Uplink Multiple Channels, Downlink control
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Mobility Modes - Detached Mode, Connected or Dedicated Mode or Idle Mode
  • Idle Mode Mobility
  • Modes for RRC Connection - RRC Idle Mode, RRC Connected Mode
  • UMTS Mobility, Cell Reselection
  • Measurement Reporting
  • Handover Procedures - Soft, Softer, Hard, Inter-frequency Handover Triggers, Planning Handovers
  • Circuit Switched Connected Mode Interworking Procedures
  • Packet Switched Connected Mode Interworking Procedures
  • Activity
  • Procedure and message analysis using Mpirical’s NetX
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Evolution to 3GPP Release 6
  • HSDPA Release 5 Operation - HS-DSCH, HS-SCCH, HS-DPCCH, Scheduling, Feedback, MAC-hs, HARQ, H-RNTI, Recap Procedures
  • HSUPA Release 6 Operation - E-DCH, MACe/es, E-AGCH, E-HICH, E-RGCH, E-DPCCH, Feedback, Recap Procedures
  • Release 6 HSPA Enhancements - F-DPCH and HARQ Preamble/Postamble
  • HSPA + R7 and R8 Features
  • UE Categories
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Duration 3 days
CPD Learning Credits 0

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