Wireless Communications

Today's wireless communications systems employ the latest digital modulation and multiple access techniques. Many standards have evolved to spur commercial applications.

Femtocells: Design & Application

Author: 

Joe Boccuzzi

This in-depth resource provides comprehensive coverage of femtocells and how they integrate with existing 3G and emerging wireless protocols and standards. Femtocells: Design & Application provides a technical roadmap for migrating to femtocell technology, covering network architecture, media protocols, system performance, and security issues. Detailed architectural diagrams illustrate various deployment options. This is a practical guide to the pioneering technology that enables extended indoor service coverage.

Free Webcast: What Will 5G Be?

Author: 

Joe Boccuzzi

This webinar will provide an overview of areas 5G will address. We will begin with a sdiscussion on the shortcomings of present day cellular systems to highlight the items needing to be addressed in 5G. Provide the overall 5G goals and pillar use cases as defined by ITU. Several deployment options will be provided and summary of the 3GPP scenarios provided. Key system parameters will be discussed and the impact of 5G to a Cloud-RAN network architecture will be highlighted.

LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless

Author: 

Moray Rumney

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.

Foundations of Green Communications

Author: 

Earl McCune

Until now, the focus in developing wireless communications formats has been almost exclusively on using novel techniques to overcome specific channel impairments (i.e. multipath, selective fading, etc). What has been missing is an assessment of the overall energy efficiency of the final hardware that is to be deployed. This paper introduces this type of analysis.

Microwaves 101

Author: 

"The Unknown Editor"

This website features a comprehensive glossary of RF and Microwave terms along with many "rules of thumb" practical articles. It is now affiliated with the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques society.

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