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4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband

Book Description

Based on the bestseller "3G Evolution - HSPA and LTE for mobile broadband" and reflecting the ongoing success of LTE throughout the world, this book focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced to provide a complete picture of the LTE system. Overview and detailed explanations are given for the latest LTE standards for radio interface architecture, the physical layer, access procedures, broadcast, relaying, spectrum and RF characteristics, and system performance.

Key technologies presented include multi-carrier transmission, advanced single-carrier transmission, advanced receivers, OFDM, MIMO and adaptive antenna solutions, advanced radio resource management and protocols, and different radio network architectures. Their role and use in the context of mobile broadband access in general is explained. Both a high-level overview and more detailed step-by-step explanations of the LTE/LTE-Advanced implementation are given. An overview of other related systems such as GSM/EDGE, HSPA, CDMA2000, and WIMAX is also provided.

This book is a ‘must-have’ resource for engineers and other professionals in the telecommunications industry, working with cellular or wireless broadband technologies, giving an understanding of how to utilize the new technology in order to stay ahead of the competition.

The authors of the book all work at Ericsson Research and have been deeply involved in 3G and 4G development and standardisation since the early days of 3G research. They are leading experts in the field and are today still actively contributing to the standardisation of LTE within 3GPP.

 




  • Includes full details of the latest additions to the LTE Radio Access standards and technologies up to and including 3GPP Release 10

  • Clear explanations of the role of the underlying technologies for LTE, including OFDM and MIMO

  • Full coverage of LTE-Advanced, including LTE carrier aggregation, extended multi-antenna transmission, relaying functionality and heterogeneous deployments

  • LTE radio interface architecture, physical layer, access procedures, MBMS, RF characteristics and system performance covered in detail

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  8. Chapter 1. Background of LTE
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Evolution of Mobile Systems Before LTE
    3. 1.3 ITU Activities
    4. 1.4 Drivers for LTE
    5. 1.5 Standardization of LTE
  9. Chapter 2. High Data Rates in Mobile Communication
    1. 2.1 High Data Rates: Fundamental Constraints
    2. 2.2 Higher Data Rates Within A Limited Bandwidth: Higher-Order Modulation
    3. 2.3 Wider Bandwidth Including Multi-Carrier Transmission
  10. Chapter 3. OFDM Transmission
    1. 3.1 Basic Principles of OFDM
    2. 3.2 OFDM Demodulation
    3. 3.3 OFDM Implementation Using IFFT/FFT Processing
    4. 3.4 Cyclic-Prefix Insertion
    5. 3.5 Frequency-Domain Model of OFDM Transmission
    6. 3.6 Channel Estimation and Reference Symbols
    7. 3.7 Frequency Diversity with OFDM: Importance of Channel Coding
    8. 3.8 Selection of Basic OFDM Parameters
    9. 3.9 Variations in Instantaneous Transmission Power
    10. 3.10 OFDM as a User-Multiplexing and Multiple-Access Scheme
    11. 3.11 Multi-Cell Broadcast/Multicast Transmission and OFDM
  11. Chapter 4. Wider-Band “Single-Carrier” Transmission
    1. 4.1 Equalization Against Radio-Channel Frequency Selectivity
    2. 4.2 Uplink FDMA with Flexible Bandwidth Assignment
    3. 4.3 DFT-spread OFDM
  12. Chapter 5. Multi-Antenna Techniques
    1. 5.1 Multi-Antenna Configurations
    2. 5.2 Benefits of Multi-Antenna Techniques
    3. 5.3 Multiple Receive Antennas
    4. 5.4 Multiple Transmit Antennas
    5. 5.5 Spatial Multiplexing
  13. Chapter 6. Scheduling, Link Adaptation, and Hybrid ARQ
    1. 6.1 Link Adaptation: Power and Rate Control
    2. 6.2 Channel-Dependent Scheduling
    3. 6.3 Advanced Retransmission Schemes
    4. 6.4 Hybrid ARQ with Soft Combining
  14. Chapter 7. LTE Radio Access: An Overview
    1. 7.1 Basic Principles
    2. 7.2 LTE Release 9
    3. 7.3 LTE Release 10 and IMT-Advanced
    4. 7.4 Terminal Capabilities
  15. Chapter 8. Radio-Interface Architecture
    1. 8.1 Overall System Architecture
    2. 8.2 Radio Protocol Architecture
    3. 8.3 Control-Plane Protocols
  16. Chapter 9. Physical Transmission Resources
    1. 9.1 Overall Time–Frequency Structure
    2. 9.2 Normal Subframes and Mbsfn Subframes
    3. 9.3 Carrier Aggregation
    4. 9.4 Frequency-Domain Location Of LTE Carriers
    5. 9.5 Duplex Schemes
  17. Chapter 10. Downlink Physical-Layer Processing
    1. 10.1 Transport-Channel Processing
    2. 10.2 Downlink Reference Signals
    3. 10.3 Multi-Antenna Transmission
    4. 10.4 Downlink L1/L2 Control Signaling
  18. Chapter 11. Uplink Physical-Layer Processing
    1. 11.1 Transport-Channel Processing
    2. 11.2 Uplink Reference Signals
    3. 11.3 Uplink Multi-Antenna Transmission
    4. 11.4 Uplink L1/L2 Control Signaling
    5. 11.5 Uplink Timing Alignment
  19. Chapter 12. Retransmission Protocols
    1. 12.1 Hybrid ARQ with Soft Combining
    2. 12.2 Radio-Link Control
  20. Chapter 13. Power Control, Scheduling, and Interference Handling
    1. 13.1 Uplink Power Control
    2. 13.2 Scheduling and Rate Adaptation
    3. 13.3 Inter-Cell Interference Coordination
    4. 13.4 Heterogeneous Network Deployments
  21. Chapter 14. Access Procedures
    1. 14.1 Acquisition and Cell Search
    2. 14.2 System Information
    3. 14.3 Random Access
    4. 14.4 Paging
  22. Chapter 15. Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services
    1. 15.1 Architecture
    2. 15.2 Overall Channel Structure and Physical-Layer Processing
    3. 15.3 Scheduling of MBMS Services
  23. Chapter 16. Relaying
    1. 16.1 Relays in LTE
    2. 16.2 Overall Architecture
    3. 16.3 Backhaul Design for Inband Relaying
  24. Chapter 17. Spectrum and RF Characteristics
    1. 17.1 Spectrum for LTE
    2. 17.2 Flexible Spectrum USE
    3. 17.3 Flexible Channel Bandwidth Operation
    4. 17.4 Carrier Aggregation for LTE
    5. 17.5 Multi-Standard Radio Base Stations
    6. 17.6 Overview of RF Requirements for LTE
    7. 17.7 Output Power Level Requirements
    8. 17.8 Transmitted Signal Quality
    9. 17.9 Unwanted Emissions Requirements
    10. 17.10 Sensitivity and Dynamic Range
    11. 17.11 Receiver Susceptibility to Interfering Signals
  25. Chapter 18. Performance
    1. 18.1 Performance Assessment
    2. 18.2 Performance in Terms of Peak Data Rates and Latency
    3. 18.3 Performance Evaluation of LTE-Advanced
    4. 18.4 Conclusion
  26. Chapter 19. Other Wireless Communications Systems
    1. 19.1 HSPA
    2. 19.2 GSM/EDGE
    3. 19.3 CDMA2000 and HRPD/1x EV-DO
    4. 19.4 IEEE 802.16e, Mobile WiMAX and 802.16 m
    5. 19.5 Summary
  27. Chapter 20. Final Thoughts
    1. 20.1 Where to Go in the Future?
    2. 20.2 Concluding Remarks
  28. References
  29. Index