4G Enablers – OFDM and MIMO: For Technical Audiences (W-ENB, half-day)

It’s Now@Web™, a Self-Study Course Available 24/7! Recording of Course Taught LIVE on Dec 9, 2009 with 2-Way Interactivity
Duration:3 Hours

Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

This half-day e-learning course (pre-recorded webinar) is aimed at technically savvy audiences with prior exposure to UMTS and HSPA technologies.

We will begin by reviewing the standards work in progress across various national and international groups such as the 3GPP, IEEE, and ITU.  We will discuss the technologies that are among the main building blocks of the 4G wireless systems.  Included are HSPA+, OFDM, advanced antenna systems, MIMO, adaptive modulation and coding, and all IP networks.  We will take a particularly close look at OFDM and MIMO.  You will go away with an overview of the technological forces that are shaping the emerging 4G technologies.

Meet the Presenter: Paul Kakaes

kakaes.jpg Dr. Paul Kakaes, a Principal Member of the Eogogics Telecommunications Faculty, is one of the world’s most knowledgeable and dynamic teachers of wireless technologies.  With 25+ years in wireless and wireline telecommunications, he brings breadth, depth, clarity, and balance between theory and practice that few in the industry can match.  He has taught courses covering all aspects of communication networks to hundreds of diverse groups worldwide.  His extensive teaching repertoire includes 4G LTE/4G, WiMAX, OFDM/MIMO, HSDPA/HSUPA, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, GSM,  CDMA 2000 (1xRTT, EVDO), CDMA, iDEN, and TETRA.

His engaging teaching style brings difficult concepts within the reach of any audience, whether technical professionals or executives trying to understand the intricate world of wireless.  In demand around the world, his classes are often accompanied by simultaneous live interpretation into the local language.  In class after class, his students continue to shower him with accolades such as the “best class ever” and “best instructor ever.” Read detailed bio…


Detailed Course Outline

  • 4G Standards Development:  Timelines and Current Status
    • International Mobile Telecommunications – Advanced (IMT Advanced)
    • 3GPP LTE Release 8
    • 3GPP version of 4G:  LTE Advanced
    • WiMAX Advanced (IEEE 802.16m)
  • HSPA+:  Evolution to Higher Data Rates in 3GPP Release 7 and 8
  • 4G Technology Drivers
    • OFDM
    • Advanced Antenna Systems
    • MIMO
    • Adaptive Modulation and Coding
    • All IP Network
  • OFDM:  A Closer Look
  • MIMO:  A Closer Look
  • Wrap-up: Recap, Q/A, Learning More about 4G LTE and WiMAX