MIMO in LTE Rel 8

Subject: 4G LTE
Category: Radio
Duration: 1 day

Course outline:

Introduction to Evolved Packet System (EPS)

● Evolution steps of the 3GPP systems, the goals for LTE
● LTE bandwidths, bit rates and UE categories
● Summary of radio access techniques

Overview of OFDMA and SC-FDMA

● Fundamentals of multipath propagation (selectivity in time, frequency and space)
● Basics of OFDM transmission, subcarriers, cyclic prefix, IFFT/FFT processing
● OFDMA and SC-FDMA as extension of OFDM
● Multiple access with OFDMA and SC-FDMA

E-UTRA Release 8 MIMO Processing

● Downlink and uplink scenarios for Rel. 8 MIMO
● Pilot patterns for 1, 2 and 4 antenna ports at the eNB
● Signal processing chain for MIMO including eNB transmitter and UE receiver
● MIMO mapping including transport blocks, codewords and layers
● MIMO operation for SFBC, spatial multiplexing and beamforming
● MIMO modes and feedback (PMI, RI)

LTE MIMO in Network Deployment

● Antenna system elements and site configurations
● Practical realization of MIMO configurations
● MIMO impact on coverage, capacity, reliability and interference
● Influence on link budgets and capacity budgets
● Typical design trade-offs in application of MIMO

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