Wireless Academy: Principles of third generation (3G) technology
including CDMA2000; WCDMA
Workshop W4 - Friday 16 June 2000
Renny E. Badra, Department of Electrical Engineering, University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) & Consultant, CDMA Wireless Academy
This workshop follows on from Workshop W1 and explores
the key characteristics of third generation (3G) wireless systems
based on code division multiple access (CDMA) technology.
An overview of cdma-2000 and its differences with
WCDMA is provided.
Agenda - key topics addressed include:
1. IMT-2000 requirements for 3G standards
2. Overview of the main 3G proposals
3. Forward link and reverse link code channels in cdma-2000
4. Requirements for 1X and 3X options
5. Coding enhancements (turbo codes) for high data rate transmission
6. Overview of MAC and LAC layers in cdma-2000
7. Enhancements in mobile battery life due to Quick paging algorithm
8. Review of similarities and differences between CDMA2000 and WCDMA
About the workshop instructor
for workshops 1 & 4:
Renny E. Badra is currently with the Department
of Electrical Engineering of the University of California, Los Angeles
(UCLA) and a consultant for professional CDMA training services.
His current research activities are focused on
the design of high-speed wireless digital communication systems.
Before joining UCLA, Mr. Badra held instructor and faculty positions
at Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela for ten years, teaching and
designing undergraduate and graduate courses on communication theory,
as well as participating in various research projects.
Mr. Badra is co-author of a number of journal and
conference papers on wireless systems, digital signal processing,
speech processing and education in engineering.