WCDMA Design Handbook


  • Author: Andrew Richardson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN-13: 9780521670371
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 592
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2005


About The Book

Developed out of a successful professional engineering course this practical handbook provides a comprehensive explanation of the Wideband CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) air interface of 3rd generation UMTS cellular systems. The book addresses all aspects of the design of the WCDMA radio interface from the lower layers to the upper layers of the protocol architecture. The book considers each of the layers in turn to build a complete understanding of the design and operation of the WCDMA radio interface including the physical layer RF and baseband processing MAC RLC PDCP/BMP Non-Access stratum and RRC. An ideal course book and reference for professional engineers undergraduate and graduate students.


1. Introduction; 2. WCDMA in a nutshell; 3. Spreading codes and modulation; 4. Physical layer; 5. RF aspects; 6. Symbol rate processing functions. 7. Chip rate processing functions. 8. Layer 2 – MAC; 9. Layer 2 – RLC; 10. PDCP and BMC protocols; 11. Non access stratum; 12. Idle mode functions; 13. Layer 3 – RRC; 14. Measurements; Index.