The Physical Layer of the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

  • Andreas Springer
  • Robert Weigel

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 1-3
  3. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 5-50
  4. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 51-71
  5. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 73-90
  6. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 91-102
  7. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 103-179
  8. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 181-231
  9. Andreas Springer, Robert Weigel
    Pages 233-258
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-298

About this book


This book describes the physical layer of UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) which is one of the five members of the IMT-2000 family of standards. It compiles in a clear fashion the main technical features of the physical layer standard together with a description of the basics of digital communications and spread spectrum technology on which UMTS relies. In addition the test cases specified in the standard are described together with their implications on any practical front-end design. The reader will benefit from the standard description which frees him from studying lots of standardization documents. Additional explanations of the standard and especially the test cases will help to better understand the effects on any front-end system design. Many references are provided for readers interested in in-depth treatments of certain topics.


Broadband Communications IMT 2000 Internet Mobile QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Spread Spectrum Standard Standards Transceiver UMTS communication telecommunications

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Springer
    • 1
  • Robert Weigel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Communications and Information EngineeringUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07572-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04937-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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