Designing LTE and LTE Advanced Physical Layer Systems with MATLAB
This three-day course provides an overview of the LTE and LTE-Advanced physical layer. Using MATLAB®, and LTE Toolbox™, attendees will learn how to generate reference LTE waveforms and build and simulate an end-to-end LTE PHY model. Topics include:
Review of the advanced communications techniques forming the core of an LTE system: OFDMA and SC-FDMA multi-carrier techniques, and MIMO multi-antenna systems
Descriptions of all of the signals and elements of the processing chain for the uplink and downlink LTE physical channels
Methods for golden reference verification with the standard
Objective: Provide an introduction to the LTE standard and its relationship to other 3GPP standards. Understand general requirements and objectives for LTE. Get an overview of different protocol layers within LTE.
3GPP evolution from R5 to R11
Frequency reuse planning
OFDM Theory Review
Objective: Understand the basics of OFDM modulation, cyclic prefix insertion, and windowing.
Motivation for multi-carrier vs single-carrier
Introduction to OFDM
Generation of OFDM symbols using the IFFT
Cyclic prefix (guard interval)
Windowing to reduce out of band emissions
Advantages and disadvantages of OFDM
LTE Frames, Slots and Resources
Objective: Understand the concepts of frames, subframes, slots, and physical resource grids in LTE downlink and uplink.
LTE generic frame structure
Downlink and uplink slot formats
Resource elements and resource blocks
Downlink OFDM symbol construction
Uplink SC-FDMA symbol construction
LTE downlink resource capacity
Day 2 of 3
Objective: Understand different physical layer procedures for both downlink and uplink specified in LTE.
Cell identities in cell search
Frame and cell synchronization
System information acquisition: MIBs and SIBs
Timing synchronization procedures
Uplink power control
Objective: Understand different MIMO techniques namely diversity, beamforming, and spatial multiplexing. Learn about singular value decomposition as the solution to the generic MIMO problem.
Spectral efficiency and capacity
Transmit and receive diversity
The Alamouti Scheme
Delay Diversity and Cyclic Delay Diversity
Singular value decomposition
Equalizing, predistortion, precoding, and combining
LTE Downlink Physical Layer Modulation
Objective: Understand processing elements for different downlink physical channels and downlink physical signals. Learn about resource grid and control channel element.
Downlink physical channel processing chain
Codewords and layers
Scrambling and modulation
Diversity, spatial multiplexing, and beamforming
Synchronization signals: PSS and SSS
Reference signals: cell and UE specific, MBSFN
Downlink physical channels: PBCH, PCFICH, PDSCH, and PDCCH
REGs and CCEs, PDCCH search spaces
Resource grid mapping
MIMO in LTE R8
Objective: Learn different MIMO techniques specified in the LTE standard.
Codewords to layers mapping
Precoding for spatial multiplexing
Precoding for transmit diversity
Beamforming in LTE
Cyclic Delay Diversity-based precoding
Day 3 of 3
LTE Multiplexing and Channel Coding
Objective: Understand the coding, multiplexing, and mapping to physical channels for all transport channels in downlink and uplink.
Transport channels and control information: DL-SCH, PCH, BCH, DCI, CFI, HI, UL-SCH, and UCI
Mapping of transport channels to physical channels
CRC coding and masking
Code block segmentation
Convolutional and turbo coding
Rate matching, bit selection and pruning
Transport channels and control information processing chains
HARQ: incremental redundancy, stop-and-wait
LTE Uplink Physical Layer Modulation
Objective: Understand processing elements for different uplink physical channels and uplink physical signals.
Uplink physical channel processing chain
Scrambling and modulation
Uplink Reference signals: DRS and SRS
Uplink physical channels: PUSCH, PUCCH, and PRACH
Control information: CQI, RI, PMI, HI, and SR
Control signaling on PUSCH and PUCCH
Uplink physical channels and physical signals
LTE Release 9
Objective: Learn about new features introduced in LTE Release 9.
Release 9 features
LTE Advanced – Release 10
Objective: Learn about new features introduced in LTE Release 10.