NEW Course - Fundamentals of 5G NR
Current wireless cellular systems are projected to be replaced by a significantly faster and more versatile new generation of wireless technology – 5G. In this new online course, you will learn the fundamentals of 5G NR (New Radio) – the radio access network of 5G. The materials will be based on the standards (3GPP Technical Specifications Releases 15, 16,)17 with insights drawn from the instructor’s first-hand experience in contributing to the 5G standards. Simple examples and exercises will be provided to help the students grasp the key concepts. Various topics will be taught with a holistic view by ways such as analyzing the call flows and comparing various techniques. Hands-on projects will be available to those students who want to have an in-depth understanding of certain topics.
- 5G use cases and 3GPP standards
- Waveforms: OFDM, DFT-spread-OFDM
- Numerology, frame structure, HARQ
- Channel coding (LDPC and polar code)
- Massive MIMO: precoding, CSI feedback
- Beamforming: hybrid beamforming, beam management of mmWave
- Data channel, control channel, initial access
- Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) support in 5G
- Co-existence between NR and LTE
- NB-IoT and Non-terrestrial Network (NTN)
- Online delivery provides participants with schedule flexibility
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Apply key technologies of 5G NR (New Radio), the global 5G standard for a new radio access network designed to support a wide array of 5G device-types, services, spectrum and deployments
- Analyze 5G use cases, including Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB), Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC), massive Machine Type communication (mMTC)
- Understand the rationales behind various technologies
- Explain the differences between NR and LTE
Course Typically Offered: Online in Winter and Summer quarters.
Who Will Benefit: This course is intended for working professionals and students with a background or interest in wireless communications.
Next Step: After completing this course, consider taking other courses in the Wireless Engineering certificate program to continue learning.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Number: EE-40177
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Wireless Engineering
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1/10/2023 - 3/11/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Liangping Ma is a Sr. Staff Engineer with Qualcomm, working on 5G NR, and is an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer. He was with InterDigital from 2009 to 2019, where he was a 3GPP RAN1 delegate, led the research on short-blocklength channel coding and Quality of Experience (QoE) driven video streaming and interactive video communication and worked on applying machine learning to communication problems. From 2005 to 2009, he was with San Diego Research Center and Argon ST (acquired by Boeing), where he led research on cognitive radios and wireless sensor networks and was the principal investigators of two projects funded by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He is the co-inventor of more than 40 granted/pending patents and the author/co-author o...Read More
Byung K. Yi, Ph.D. was EVP & CTO of InterDigital until his retirement in 2018. As CTO of InterDigital, Dr. Yi was responsible for directing the development of advanced wireless and network technologies, advanced research on Robotics, advanced cybersecurity systems for the IoT systems, and the platform for advanced wireless communications.
Prior to joining InterDigital in April of 2014, Dr. Yi served as Assistant Division Chief with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in charge of engineering, of polish division 2012 - 2014. Prior to his appointment at the FCC, Dr. Yi was Senior Exeutive Vice President at LG Electronics 2000 - 2012. In this role he headed the company’s North American R&D center. A former member of InterDigital’s Technology Advisory Council,...Read More
No refunds after: 1/16/2023.
1/10/2023 - 3/11/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Science & Technology department at 858-534-3229 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.