Mobile communication

Mobile Communication : GSM, UMTS and LTE: Fundamentals and RF-Measurements on Mobile Station

on request
Language English
Trainer Dr. Thomas Kasdepke
Price on request
Short designation TR108-25E


The usage of GSM, UMTS (WCDMA) and LTE radio modules to control industrial processes is increasing. Also in automotive industry, these modules are implemented in an increasing number of vehicles as part of automatic emergency call systems or vehicle tracking systems.

Therefore, more and more engineers and technicians with limited experience in mobile communication technology have to operate and test GSM, UMTS & LTE mobile stations. In most cases, basic knowledge about these radio access technologies is sufficient to operate and test the RF modules, because turnkey modules are used.

This seminar focuses on the air interface fundamentals of the cellular radio access technologies GSM, UMTS (WCDMA) & LTE. The basic terms and parameters are explained as well as the connection set-up procedures. The Rohde & Schwarz radio communication tester R&S®CMW500 is used to demonstrate the operation and test of the mobile stations.


  • Evolution of radio access technologies GSM, WCDMA und LTE
  • Used bands and RF-channels
  • Cell <-> RF-channel <-> traffic channel
  • Difference between circuit switch and packet switched radio link
  • Registration, connection set-up, handover and other procedures
  • Power control
  • MIMO
  • Fundamentals to test mobile station
  • Test of selected GSM/GPRS/UMTS/LTE transmitter capabilities
  • Test of selected GSM/GPRS/UMTS/LTE receiver capabilities

Target Group

  • Engineers and technicians working in development, production and quality assurance, who deal for the first time with the operation and test of mobile stations (GSM, UMTS, LTE).
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Training location: Munich
  • Language: English