|Dates||Mon 27 Jun to Fri 1 Jul 2016|
|Subject area(s)||Electronic Engineering|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
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The above courses can be taken separately or as a single package as part of the LTE and LTE-Advanced: System Design and Operation course.
An update of the popular course, explaining the capabilities and operation of 3G Mobile Networks, which includes presentations by some of the world's leading industry experts in the field of LTE and HSPA.
All delegates will receive a free copy of "LTE Advanced: 3GPP Solution for IMT-Advanced" by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala " by Harri Holma and Antti Toskala (Wiley).
This five-day course provides a detailed end-to-end description and explanation of the global LTE and LTE-Advanced radio standards, with presentations from Harri Holma and Antti Toskala, authors of the current definitive work, LTE for UMTS - OFDMA and SC-FDMA Based Radio Access.
The goals of the course are to give delegates a solid understanding of how 4G LTE radio access and core networks fit together to give operators an easier to manage and lower cost end to end solution.
With full explanations of OFDMA and SC-FDMA air interfaces, the course explains the evolutions of the standards. We explain the complexities of RF design of multi-mode, multi-band handsets and describe the signalling procedures used between handset and network.
Real-world implementation aspects of the new technology will be discussed, including system dimensioning and design, and the performance of mobile data applications. Emphasis throughout the course will be placed on optimising the data capability of these networks, including efficient packet data capacity, broadband wireless services, radio resource management as well as upgrade paths for operators.
Day 1 – Introduction to LTE (Jonathan Moss)
System Architecture Evolution
LTE Air Interface
LTE Release 8-9 Features
Day 2 – LTE-Advanced (3GPP Releases 10-12) (Harri Holma and Antti Toskala)
Day 3 – LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G (3GPP Releases 13 and beyond) (Harri Holma and Antti Toskala)
Day 4 – LTE and HSPA RF Design and Performance (Laurent Noël)
Introduction to Multimode Multiband handset design challenges
- 3GPP frequency band evolution vs year vs mode and typical handset band support
- Worldwide phone frequency band requirements: dual-mode, vs triple-mode vs quad-mode
Performance / Cost trade-offs 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
- RF transceiver architecture: 10 years of evolutions to reduce PCB area and component count
- RF front-end evolutions
- Power Amplifiers: single band discrete PAs vs Multi-mode Multi-band PAs
- Over the Air performance
- RF subsystem control and IQ interfaces: cost savings with MIPI interfaces
- More co-existence challenges
Power consumption reduction in MM MB terminals
- Cellular subsystem
- Application Engines:
- Cellular Power Amplifier power supply control strategy
Day 5 – LTE and HSPA Protocols (Neil Wiffen)
* Please notify us on your registration form if you would prefer to receive a copy of one of the follwing books instead:
Our congratulations to Antti Toskala who received the 'Award for Individual Contribution to LTE Development' at the inaugural LTE Awards at the 2010 LTE World Summit on 18 May 2010. Click here to read more.
Participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample shown is an illustration only and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
The course is aimed at those wishing to gain a complete end-to-end overview of UMTS technology, in particular RF and baseband engineers, radio planners, service developers, equipment designers and telecoms consultants. In addition, the course will appeal to technical managers, analysts and strategists wishing to increase their technical understanding of the subject area.
If you're uncertain whether this course is suitable for your requirements, please email us with any questions you may have.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms have been rated as 4-Star Campus accommodation under the Quality In Tourism scheme, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview 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.
If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286958
This module can be studied as part of these programmes: