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MSR Base Station Introduction and Measurement Challenges
June 28, 2012; 10am PT / 1pm ET/ 5pm UTC
Next-generation base station (BS) transmitters and receivers will support wider bandwidths and include not only multiple carriers (MCs) of a single radio format, but also multiple formats in one transmitter path. As an example, GSM, W-CDMA and LTE MCs can be transmitted from a single multi-standard radio (MSR) base station unit simultaneously. Having BS support multiple formats in a cellular network is important for network operators to save both BS size and cost: MSR BSs are expected to realize a smooth and seamless network migration from the currently deployed 2/3G radio formats toward 3.9G (e.g. LTE) and even 4G (e.g. LTE-Advanced) technologies through certain periods of time. While it will be beneficial for the network service providers and mobile subscribers alike, applying MSR MC configurations may possibly introduce some unexpected BS RF performance degradations and finding an effective way to test MSR BS is an essential portion to ensuring the successful cellular network migration to MSR BS. Release 9 of the 3GPP specification includes a series of documents, TS37 series, which focuses on MSR BS conformance testing. These documents cover the MSR MC combinations of 3GPP FDD formats (e.g. LTE FDD, W-CDMA/HSPA and GSM/EDGE) and 3GPP TDD formats (LTE TDD and TD-SCDMA).
This webcast introduces:
- MSR technology overall introduction
- MSR market overview
- New 3GPP MSR BS conformance test requirement summary
- What are the key challenges to test MSR BS
Engineers involved in the development, verification and manufacturing of base stations and base station components. Engineers interested in learning about a multi-standard radio (MSR) base station as defined by 3GPP.
Martha Zemede, Application Expert, Agilent Technologies
Martha works in the Microwave and Communications Division of Agilent Technologies, as an applications expert for 3GPP LTE /LTE-Advanced Signal Analysis solutions. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and has taken postgraduate studies in wireless communications at Stanford University. In the last 11 years with Agilent, Martha has worked in supporting the cellular communication technologies in Agilent's signal analyzers as well as product marketing positions. She has also developed and led training courses and workshops on cellular wireless technologies for thousands of customers worldwide