Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Objective: You will examine the fundamental concepts of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) communications.
Target Student: This course is for beginners, IT managers, or other professionals, who would like to understand technologies and services offered in today’s wireless communication networks. Specifically, it is intended for persons who are preparing for entry-level careers in the telecommunications field, but who do not have prior academic backgrounds in telecommunications studies or technical work experience in the telecommunications field or has some basic knowledge on telecommunications. The information presented in this course will enable those persons to pursue further specialized training in specific technology areas with the eventual goal of qualifying for work as a telecommunications technical professional.
Prerequisites: Students should have taken the Introduction to Wireless Communication and Advanced Wireless Communication courses from Element K or have equivalent knowledge.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- describe CDMA and its evolution.
- describe the basic concepts and architecture of a CDMA network.
- describe the operation of the IS-95 CDMA system.
- describe the operation of the CDMA2000 system.
- describe the security processes and mobile identification parameters used in CDMA.
- describe the concepts related to the quality of service in CDMA.
Lesson 1: Introduction to CDMA
Topic 1A: Introduction to CDMA Communications
Topic 1B: Evolution of CDMA
Lesson 2: Fundamental Concepts in CDMA
Topic 2A: Cellular Network
Topic 2B: PN Codes and Walsh Codes
Topic 2C: Speech and Channel Coding
Topic 2D: Spread Spectrum Techniques
Topic 2E: Diversity, Combining, and Antennas
Lesson 3: IS-95 CDMA System
Topic 3A: IS-95 System Architecture
Topic 3B: CDMA Coded Channels
Topic 3C: CDMA Call Processing
Topic 3D: Handoff and Power Control
Topic 3E: Access and Paging Channel Capacity
Topic 3F: Reverse and Forward Link Capacity
Topic 3G: Message Sequence Charts
Lesson 4: CDMA2000 System
Topic 4A: CDMA2000 Protocol Architecture
Topic 4B: CDMA2000 Channels
Topic 4C: Power Control in CDMA2000 Systems
Lesson 5: Security and Identification Mechanisms in CDMA
Topic 5A: Security in CDMA
Topic 5B: Mobile Identification Parameters
Lesson 6: CDMA Quality of Service
Topic 6A: Introduction to Quality of Service
Topic 6B: Factors Influencing Signal Quality and Capacity
Topic 6C: QoS Management Algorithms