LTE is standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). It is an evolutionary advancement of existing mobile communications technologies such as GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA and is therefore an integral part of the 3GPP mobility concept. A smooth transition of an established connection between these technologies, known as handover, is essential. But LTE also defines a migration path for CDMA2000®1xRTT and CDMA2000®1xEV-DO networks, known as high-rate packet data (HRPD), which is standardized by 3GPP2. A proper interaction between these two standards towards LTE commercialization is required, as the majority of CDMA2000/1xEV-DO operators have announced their plans to migrate to LTE within the next two years.

Attendees will learn:

– the principles of this particular handover-or handoff-scenario

– how to test features on an LTE/CDMA2000®1xRTT/1xEV-DO capable device using the R&S®CMW500 LTE wideband radio communication tester

Who should attend:
Engineers and Technicians who are involved in R&D

Basic knowledge in LTE is beneficial, as well as a general understanding of how power control usually works in different technologies

Andreas Roessler graduated from Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany and holds a masters degree in communication engineering. He joined Rohde & Schwarz in July 2008 as Technology Manager dedicated to North America with focus on UMTS LTE. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, he was a product manager for Willtek Communications GmbH, responsible for a radio communication test set, supporting RF testing of various cellular technologies. He has more than 5 years experience in the mobile industry and wireless technologies.