National University




WCM607 3G & 4G Wireless Networks

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan

Course Description

Evolution of Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)-based 2G cellular systems to 3G systems. Evolution of 3G systems to all-Internet Protocol (IP) based 4G systems; Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) architecture including W-CDMA air interface. High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technologies and uplink technologies including Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Orthogonal Frequency and Code Division Multiplexing (OFCDM) for high-speed cellular wireless data. Wireless Local Area Network technologies, including 802.11, 802.16 (WiMax) alternative to cellular, and beyond. Bluetooth, RFID and emerging Near Field Communications (NFC) technologies

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the functions of the major components in a wireless network.
  • Understand the 2G and 3G standards.
  • Illustrate the TDMA, CDMA2000 system architecture.
  • Contrast 3G European standards, CDMA, Wireless Local Loop, WAP, WLAN, Bluetooth technologies, etc.
  • Design, build and implement WLAN based on the IEEE 802.11b standard.

Prerequisite