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WCDMA Training Fundamentals Course Description
This WCDMA Training Fundamentals course provides an overview of the WCDMA system, as defined in the 3GPP Release 99 specifications for the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). The WCDMA Training Fundamentals course begins with an overview of WCDMA and UMTS concepts, including spectrum allocations, network topology, protocol stack, and channel mappings. It then describes the procedures of the Access Stratum protocol layers, covering the Radio Resource Control, Radio Link Control, and Medium Access Control layers. Next, physical layer transmit procedures are covered, as well as procedures for acquisition, random access, paging, measurements, power control, and transmit diversity. The course concludes with discussion of handover and cell reselection procedures, security features, and call setup procedures for packet-switched and circuit-switched calls.
WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is the radio access scheme used for third generation cellular systems that are being rolled out in various parts of the globe. The 3G systems to support wideband services like high-speed Internet access, video and high quality image transmission with the same quality as the fixed networks. In WCDMA systems the CDMA air interface is combined with GSM based networks. The WCDMA standard was evolved through the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) which aims to ensure interoperability between different 3G networks.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this WCDMA Training Fundamentals course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
WCDMA Training Fundamentals – Course Syllabus:
◾Call processing states
◾Layer 3 signaling
◾Layer 2 (link layer and medium access control)
◾Generic physical layer procedures (coding, interleaving, spreading, scrambling)
◾Physical channel characteristics
◾Random access channel procedure
◾Idle and traffic handoff