The construction of the LTE downlink signal is the most complex used so far in the implementation of a cellular system. Making use of the flexibility provided by OFDMA and MIMO, the formats of the downlink and uplink RF signals are defined using a mixture of messages across several layers in the protocol stack, from the DCI to MIB and SIBs. This presentation shows in detail how some of the most important messages are built up, and how to verify step by step whether the signal you are dealing with is constructed according to the 3GPP Release 8 standard. The presentation makes extensive use of the 89600 Vector Signal Analysis software application to show the link between protocol messages and the actual RF signals they control.

Who should view this webcast:
– Baseband and RF Engineers involved in the development, verification and testing of the LTE eNodeB or the UE
– Systems & Integration engineers involved in FDD or TDD LTE development
– Engineering Managers of teams developing or integrating LTE Femtocells, base stations and mobiles
– Engineers who have or are transferring from WiMAX to LTE development work
– All existing users of 89600 VSA & LTE Signal Studio

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Peter Cain, Product Manager
Peter Cain has an extensive background in radio test as an RF engineer, Project Manager and Solution Planner for HP and Agilent. His more recent work has involved Mobile WiMAX and LTE. One of Peter’s previous webcasts was “10 Things You Should Know About MIMO”, and he contributed several chapters to Agilent’s popular book “LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless: Design and Measurement Challenges”.