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UMTS

System Parameter
Value Units Notes
Channel access mode  FDD  N/A
Rx Sensitivity  -106.7  dBm
Channel Separation  5  MHz
Turn Around Time  200  us
Rx BER @ sensitivity  0.001  
UMTS Rx Frequencies  2110-2170  MHz
UMTS Tx Frequencies  1920-1980  MHz
Frequency Accuracy  0.1  ppm




Circuit Sage Tools
Mathcad routines for cascaded system design:
Noise and linearity calculations for a receiver architecture
Mathcad routines for cascaded system design (.pdf):
Mathcad routines of cascaded system design in .pdf format
Mathcad routines for RF Circuit Design:
S-parameters, parameter conversion, stability, noise, power gain
Mathcad routines for RF Circuit Design (.pdf)::
Mathcad routines of RF circuit design in .pdf format


Online Tools
RFSim99:
RFSim99 is a free linear S-parameter based circuit simulator offering schematic capture, simulation, 1 port and 2 port S-parameter display and file support, tolerance analysis, stability circles, and much more.
Nathan Iyer's Cascade (FREE!):
Windows program calculates NF, Gain, IIP3 of cascaded components in a receiver.


Online Articles
UMTS World FAQ:
Basic, general information and where to find more about specific topics
Wikipedia's UMTS page:
Basic information and links
IEC's UMTS tutorial:
Tutorial on UMTS networks
3GPP's Rx/Tx specifications:
Official specifications in Word format, about 100 pages plus annexes
Palo Wireless' UMTS page:
Links to articles, news, books related to UMTS


Books
UMTS Signaling: UMTS Interfaces, Protocols, Message Flows and Procedures Analyzed and Explained by R. Kreher, and T. Ruedebusch:
From an Amazon reviewer: "...This is a great reference book for UMTS and does a great job of explaining real world examples of protocol flows. I have all of the other "standard issue" UMTS book both on the RAN and Core, this is the only one that covers all aspects. ..."
Radio Access Networks for UMTS: Principles and Practice by Chris Johnson:
From an Amazon reviewer: "...I've been to a few training courses presented by Chris Johnson. This book provides a good reflection of his knowledge and clear presentation style. I like the way that a lot of the descriptions are based upon following the flow of data through the protocol stack. There are some good examples of what happens to the speech and data service bits as they are passed between layers. I like the tables which illustrate how the number of bits change during each phase of physical layer processing. This is shown for DCH as well as HSDPA and HSUPA connections. Some parts of the radio network planning sections are similar to those found in other books but there are sections which do not appear elsewhere, e.g. analysis of maximum neighbour list lengths. Link budgets are also presented and described in depth...."
WCDMA for UMTS: HSPA Evolution and LTE by H. Holma and A. Toskala:
From an Amazon reviewer:"...Whoever read the 3GPP standardization documents for UMTS knows how hard and time consuming it is to extract all the relevant information. Holma and Toskala's book is not just a collection of the 3GPP documents it is bringing light into them. Many plots of system simulations are given. It certainly helps you saving valuble time in getting up to date information about one of the hottest telecommunication applications nowadays. Read this book and you will understand the UMTS standard..."