|Subject area(s)||Electronic Engineering|
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This course is day 4 of the LTE and LTE-Advanced: System Design and Operation course and can be taken on its own or as part of the 5-day course. For details of the full 5-day LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA Evolution: System Design and Operation course click here.
With the explosion of frequency bands and band combinations, balancing the radio performance, hardware cost and total power consumption in the multi-mode multi-standard poses serious design challenges.
This session presents an overview of solutions and strategies put in place by chipset platform vendors to deliver cost efficient HPSA+, LTE and LTE-advanced terminals, with a focus on the radio-frequency (RF) subsystem and RF- Front-End (RF-FE) architectures.
We introduce modern transmitter and receiver chain RF architectures in detail, including co-existence scenarios within the numerous subsystems of the multi-band / multi-mode “world- wide” phone.
From a power consumption perspective, the modern smartphone performance is compared to the more traditional, voice centric feature phone. Design challenges in delivering the best compromise between performance and power consumption is briefly presented for two dominating contributors: Application Engine and cellular Power Amplifier, comparing average power tracking vs. envelope tracking.
A brief presentation of progress made in reducing power consumption across three recent generations of LTE chipset is also presented. Finally, we describe some of the specific challenges associated with the implementation of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation platforms.
Introduction to Multimode Multiband handset design challenges- 3GPP frequency band evolution vs year vs mode and typical handset band support
Cost reduction in Multimode Multiband terminals- Evolution of Silicon Area and component count in single mode (GSM), dual-mode (GSM-HSPA), triple mode (GSM-HSPA-LTE) terminals
Power consumption reduction in MM MB terminals
Participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample is an illustration only.
This course is aimed at those who have already basic understanding of WCDMA technology and wish to get themselves up to date with the latest technology development.
The course is intended for engineers, those involved in RF systems design, radio planners, service developers and operators, equipment designers, telecoms consultants and 3G applications developers.
In addition, the course will appeal to technical managers, analysts and strategists wishing to increase their technical understanding of the key subject area currently in the limelight of the telecoms world.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.
All courses are VAT exempt.
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Tel: +44 (0)1865 286958
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