The construction of the LTE uplink signal is not as complex as its downlink counterpart, but it takes different forms depending on the job the signal has to perform, from channel access to channel sounding, link control and data transfer. Analyzing the uplink signal by itself is difficult because, unlike the downlink, it does not include information to describe how it is constructed. This presentation, which is a companion to a previous Webcast describing the downlink signal, shows in detail how some of the most important uplink signals and 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. This Webcast makes extensive use of the 89600 Vector Signal Analysis software application to show the link between uplink messages and the actual RF signals they are sent in.

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, Wireless Solution Planner
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. Peter’s previous webcasts include “10 Things You Should Know About MIMO” and “How To Verify The Data In Your LTE Downlink Signal”. He contributed several chapters to Agilent’s popular book “LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless: Design and Measurement Challenges”.