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LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless: Design and Measurement Challenges, 2nd Edition

Book Description

A practical guide to LTE design, test and measurement, this new edition has been updated to include the latest developments

This book presents the latest details on LTE from a practical and technical perspective. Written by Agilent's measurement experts, it offers a valuable insight into LTE technology and its design and test challenges. Chapters cover the upper layer signaling and system architecture evolution (SAE). Basic concepts such as MIMO and SC-FDMA, the new uplink modulation scheme, are introduced and explained, and the authors look into the challenges of verifying the designs of the receivers, transmitters and protocols of LTE systems. The latest information on RF and signaling conformance testing is delivered by authors participating in the LTE 3GPP standards committees.

This second edition has been considerably revised to reflect the most recent developments of the technologies and standards. Particularly important updates include an increased focus on LTE-Advanced as well as the latest testing specifications.

  • Fully updated to include the latest information on LTE 3GPP standards

  • Chapters on conformance testing have been majorly revised and there is an increased focus on LTE-Advanced

  • Includes new sections on testing challenges as well as over the air MIMO testing, protocol testing and the most up-to-date test capabilities of instruments

  • Written from both a technical and practical point of view by leading experts in the field

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title page
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Foreword to the Second Edition
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Author Biographies
  9. Chapter 1: LTE Introduction
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 LTE System Overview
    3. 1.3 The Evolution from UMTS to LTE
    4. 1.4 LTE/SAE Requirements
    5. 1.5 LTE/SAE Timeline
    6. 1.6 Introduction to the 3GPP LTE/SAE Specification Documents
    7. 1.7 References
  10. Chapter 2: Air Interface Concepts
    1. 2.1 Radio Frequency Aspects
    2. 2.2 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    3. 2.3 Single-Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access
    4. 2.4 Multi-Antenna Operation and MIMO
    5. 2.5 References
  11. Chapter 3: Physical Layer
    1. 3.1 Introduction to the Physical Layer
    2. 3.2 Physical Channels and Modulation
    3. 3.3 Multiplexing and Channel Coding
    4. 3.4 Introduction to Physical Layer Signaling
    5. 3.5 Physical Layer Procedures
    6. 3.6 Physical Layer Measurements and Radio Resource Management
    7. 3.7 Summary
    8. 3.8 References
  12. Chapter 4: Upper Layer Signaling
    1. 4.1 Access Stratum
    2. 4.2 Non-Access Stratum
    3. 4.3 References
  13. Chapter 5: System Architecture Evolution
    1. 5.1 Requirements for an Evolved Architecture
    2. 5.2 Overview of the Evolved Packet System
    3. 5.3 Quality of Service in EPS
    4. 5.4 Security in the Network
    5. 5.5 Services
    6. 5.6 References
  14. Chapter 6: Design and Verification Challenges
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Simulation and Early R&D Hardware Testing
    3. 6.3 Testing RFICs With DigRF Interconnects
    4. 6.4 Transmitter Design and Measurement Challenges
    5. 6.5 Receiver Design and Measurement Challenges
    6. 6.6 Receiver Performance Testing
    7. 6.7 Testing Open- and Closed-Loop Behaviors of the Physical Layer
    8. 6.8 Design and Verification Challenges of MIMO
    9. 6.9 Beamforming
    10. 6.10 SISO and MIMO Over-the-Air Testing
    11. 6.11 Signaling Protocol Development and Testing
    12. 6.12 UE Functional Testing
    13. 6.13 Battery Drain Testing
    14. 6.14 Drive Testing
    15. 6.15 UE Manufacturing Test
    16. 6.16 References
  15. Chapter 7: Conformance and Acceptance Testing
    1. 7.1 Introduction to Conformance Testing
    2. 7.2 RF Conformance Testing
    3. 7.3 UE Signaling Conformance Testing
    4. 7.4 UE Certification Process (GCF and PTCRB)
    5. 7.5 Operator Acceptance Testing
    6. 7.6 References
  16. Chapter 8: Looking Towards 4G: LTE-Advanced
    1. 8.1 Summary of Release 8
    2. 8.2 Release 9
    3. 8.3 Release 10 and LTE-Advanced
    4. 8.4 Release 11
    5. 8.5 Release 12
    6. 8.6 References
  17. List of Acronyms
  18. Index