4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband

4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, 2nd Edition

4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, 2nd Edition,Erik Dahlman,Stefan Parkvall,Johan Skold,ISBN9780124199859
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Gain insight into 3GPP’s latest standard Release 11 on LTE/LTE Advanced and how Release 12 is developing

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Key Features

      • Covers a complete update to the latest 3GPP Release-11
      • Two new chapters on HetNet, covering small cells/heterogeneous deployments, and CoMP, including Inter-site coordination
      • Overview of current status of LTE release 12 including further enhancements of local-area, CoMP and multi-antenna transmission, Machine-type-communication, Device-to-device communication


      This book focuses on LTE with full updates including LTE-Advanced (Release-11) to provide a complete picture of the LTE system.  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, 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, giving both a high-level overview and more detailed step-by-step explanations.  

      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.

      New to this edition: 

        • In-depth description of CoMP and enhanced multi-antenna transmission including new reference-signal structures and feedback mechanisms
        • Detailed description of the support for heterogeneous deployments provided by the latest 3GPP release
        • Detailed description of new enhanced downlink control-channel structure (EPDDCH)

        • New RF configurations including operation in non-contiguous spectrum, multi-bands base stations and new frequency bands
        • Overview of 5G as a set of well-integrated radio-access technologies, including support for higher frequency bands and flexible spectrum management, massive antenna configurations, and ultra-dense deployments


      R&D engineers in the mobile and wireless industry, consultants, university researchers and graduate students

      Erik Dahlman

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Ericsson, Sweden

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      Stefan Parkvall

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Ericsson, Sweden

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      Johan Skold

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Ericsson, Sweden

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      4G: LTE/LTE-Advanced for Mobile Broadband, 2nd Edition



      Abbreviations and Acronyms

      Chapter 1. Background of LTE


      1.1 Introduction

      1.2 Evolution of mobile systems before LTE

      1.3 ITU activities

      1.4 Drivers for LTE and LTE-Advanced

      1.5 Standardization of LTE

      Chapter 2. High Data Rates in Mobile Communication


      2.1 High data rates: fundamental constraints

      2.2 Higher data rates within a limited bandwidth: higher-order modulation

      2.3 Wider bandwidth including multi-carrier transmission

      Chapter 3. OFDM Transmission


      3.1 Basic principles of OFDM

      3.2 OFDM demodulation

      3.3 OFDM implementation using IFFT/FFT processing

      3.4 Cyclic-prefix insertion

      3.5 Frequency-domain model of OFDM transmission

      3.6 Channel estimation and reference symbols

      3.7 Frequency diversity with OFDM: importance of channel coding

      3.8 Selection of basic OFDM parameters

      3.9 Variations in instantaneous transmission power

      3.10 OFDM as a user-multiplexing and multiple-access scheme

      3.11 Multi-cell broadcast/multicast transmission and OFDM

      Chapter 4. Wider-Band “Single-Carrier” Transmission


      4.1 Equalization against radio-channel frequency selectivity

      4.2 Uplink FDMA with flexible bandwidth assignment

      4.3 DFT-spread OFDM

      Chapter 5. Multi-Antenna Techniques


      5.1 Multi-antenna configurations

      5.2 Benefits of multi-antenna techniques

      5.3 Multiple receive antennas

      5.4 Multiple transmit antennas

      5.5 Spatial multiplexing

      Chapter 6. Scheduling, Link Adaptation, and Hybrid ARQ


      6.1 Link adaptation: power and rate control

      6.2 Channel-dependent scheduling

      6.3 Advanced retransmission schemes

      6.4 Hybrid ARQ with soft combining

      Chapter 7. LTE Radio Access: An Overview


      7.1 Basic principles

      7.2 LTE release 9

      7.3 LTE release 10 and IMT-advanced

      7.4 Release 11

      7.5 Terminal capabilities

      Chapter 8. Radio-Interface Architecture


      8.1 Overall system architecture

      8.2 Radio protocol architecture

      8.3 Control-plane protocols

      Chapter 9. Physical Transmission Resources


      9.1 Overall time–frequency structure

      9.2 Normal subframes and MBSFN subframes

      9.3 Antenna ports

      9.4 Duplex schemes

      9.5 Carrier aggregation

      9.6 Frequency-domain location of LTE carriers

      Chapter 10. Downlink Physical-Layer Processing


      10.1 Transport-channel processing

      10.2 Downlink reference signals

      10.3 Multi-antenna transmission

      10.4 Downlink L1/L2 control signaling

      Chapter 11. Uplink Physical-Layer Processing


      11.1 Transport-channel processing

      11.2 Uplink reference signals

      11.3 Uplink multi-antenna transmission

      11.4 Uplink L1/L2 control signaling

      11.5 Uplink power control

      11.6 Uplink timing alignment

      Chapter 12. Retransmission Protocols


      12.1 Hybrid ARQ with soft combining

      12.2 Radio-link control

      Chapter 13. Scheduling and Rate Adaptation


      13.1 Downlink scheduling

      13.2 Uplink scheduling

      13.3 Timing of scheduling assignments/grants

      13.4 Semi-persistent scheduling

      13.5 Scheduling for half-duplex FDD

      13.6 Discontinuous reception (DRX) and component carrier deactivation

      13.7 Channel-state information

      Chapter 14. Access Procedures


      14.1 Acquisition and cell search

      14.2 System information

      14.3 Random access

      14.4 Paging

      Chapter 15. Multi-Point Coordination and Transmission


      15.1 Release-8 inter-cell interference coordination

      15.2 Releases-10/11 multi-point coordination/transmission

      Chapter 16. Heterogeneous Deployments


      16.1 Interference scenarios in heterogeneous deployments

      16.2 Heterogeneous deployments using rel-8 functionality

      16.3 Frequency-domain partitioning

      16.4 Time-domain partitioning

      16.5 Shared cell

      16.6 Closed subscriber groups

      Chapter 17. Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services


      17.1 Architecture

      17.2 Overall channel structure and physical-layer processing

      17.3 Scheduling of MBMS services

      Chapter 18. Relaying


      18.1 Relays in LTE

      18.2 Overall architecture

      18.3 Backhaul design for inband relaying

      Chapter 19. Spectrum and RF Characteristics


      19.1 Spectrum for LTE

      19.2 Flexible spectrum use

      19.3 Flexible channel bandwidth operation

      19.4 Carrier aggregation for LTE

      19.5 Operation in non-contiguous spectrum

      19.6 Multi-standard radio base stations

      19.7 Overview of RF requirements for LTE

      19.8 Output power level requirements

      19.9 Transmitted signal quality

      19.10 Unwanted emissions requirements

      19.11 Sensitivity and dynamic range

      19.12 Receiver susceptibility to interfering signals

      19.13 Multi-band-capable base stations

      19.14 RF requirements for relays

      Chapter 20. Performance


      20.1 Performance assessment

      20.2 Performance in terms of peak data rates and latency

      20.3 Performance evaluation of LTE-advanced

      20.4 Conclusion

      Chapter 21. Future Radio Access—Final Thoughts


      21.1 Continued LTE evolution beyond release 11

      21.2 New radio access

      21.3 Final thoughts



      Quotes and reviews

      "A complete description of the LTE-Advanced radio access is provided from the bottom up. The topics include high data rates in mobile communication, multi-antenna techniques, radio-interface architecture, downlink physical-layer processing, multi-point coordination and transmission, spectrum and radio frequency characteristics, and performance."--ProtoView.com, February 2014

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