School of Advanced Communications Technologies

W-CDMA Air Interface

This course primarily focuses on the concepts of W-CDMA, together with the protocol architecture, techniques and physical implementation of the UMTS Air Interface. The functionality and operation of each protocol layer is explained with reference to its implementation in the relevant network elements. Descriptions of the overall system operation illustrate how the protocols interact in order to provide services to the end user. The detailed procedures and operation of HSPA is also discussed.

Course Contents

  • Evolution to 3G
  • UMTS Services Overview
  • UMTS Architecture and Protocols
  • Generic CDMA Principles and Techniques
  • UMTS Layers 1, 2 and 3
  • UMTS Procedures and Techniques
  • HSPA Techniques
  • HSPA Procedures