LTE Machine Type Communications (MTC) Baseband Technologies

LTE Machine Type Communications (MTC) Baseband Technologies

  • LTE Machine Type Communications (MTC) Baseband Technologies
    ART/191CP
    20150301 - 20160901
    9389

    Dr Eric Kong-Chau Tsang
    (1) Baseband and MAC simulation platform supporting baseline LTE-R9 UEs and MTC UEs consist of the following features: - Integrated with LTE-R9 UE model and with the following additional features. - Low power Cat 0 UE architecture - Single antenna port, single layer transmission and reception - TDD, FDD, and HD-FDD modes - Diversity processing of PBCH and PRACH signals for coverage extension. - TTI bundling, SPS, and QoS scheduling for signaling overhead reduction, and traffic adaptation. (2) LTE MTC UE reference design implemented on a commercially available SoC device consist of the following features: - Integrated with LTE-R9 UE model and with the following additional features. - Low power Cat 0 UE architecture - Single antenna port, single layer transmission and reception - TDD, FDD, and HD-FDD modes - Diversity processing of PBCH and PRACH signals for coverage extension. - TTI bundling, SPS, and QoS scheduling for signaling overhead reduction, and traffic adaptation. (3) Test infrastructure to verify and validate 3GPP Layer 1 and Layer 2 requirements consist of the following features: - Integrated with LTE-R9 UE model and with the following additional features. - Low power Cat 0 UE architecture - Single antenna port, single layer transmission and reception - TDD, FDD, and HD-FDD modes - Diversity processing of PBCH and PRACH signals for coverage extension. - TTI bundling, SPS, and QoS scheduling for signaling overhead reduction, and traffic adaptation. = Notes = Cat 0: Category 0 DL: Downlink FDD: Frequency Division Duplex HD-FDD: Half-Duplex Frequency Division Duplex LTE-R9: LTE Release 9 MAC: Media Access Controller MTC: Machine Type Communications PBCH: Physical Broadcast Channel PRACH: Physical Random Access Channel SoC: System on a Chip SPS: Semi-Persistent Scheduling TDD: Time Division Duplex TTI: Transmit Time Interval UE: User Equipment UL: Uplink
    Dr Che-I, Justin Chuang Mr Jui Kuang, Ray Ho Dr Eddy Chiu Dr Man Wai Kwan Mr Jiewei, Jerry Ding Dr Feng, Samuel Liu Mr Ching Hong, Chris Leung Mr Yan Lam, Raymond Lee Mr Lei Xu Dr Jihui, Elaine Zhang Dr Ho Yin, Herbert Chan Dr Yuxian, Gabrielle Zhang Dr Chunhua Sun Ms Yeuk Lan Hui Ms Xiaoting Wu Dr Huayu Zhou Dr Xiang Chen Mr Kin Wai Tam Mr Yat Fai Leung Mr Heung Wing, Jack Hung Mr Wui Kin, Ken Lam Mr Mingjie Peng Mr Wei Xiong Dr Wang Kit, Wilson Thong Dr Wei Han Mr Ying Lun, Walter Tsui Mr Zhi Wu Mr Calvin Lee Ms On Kei, Angel Cheung Ms Mei Fan, Rebecca Choi Dr Xinyi Liu Mr Koon Man, Angus Sam Ms Amy Yeung Mr Siu To, Vincent Ng Mr Kam Tai Yam
    Sunwave Communications Co., Ltd (in-kind) [Sponsor] Sunwave Communications Co., Ltd (Licensing) [Sponsor] TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited [Sponsor]

    This project will develop LTE machine type communications (MTC) baseband technologies in order to address the high demand for MTC applications in the near future. Unlike conventional human to human communications, MTC is the communications among devices. It is projected that LTE MTC will have a large variety of applications such as smart city infrastructure, tracking and tracing, payment, and metering. These applications create many technical challenges, namely, user equipment (UE) cost reduction, coverage extension, massive number of devices per basestation, and diverse traffic requirements. This project seeks to provide solutions to the technology needs of LTE MTC UE. Specifically, the project deliverables include: (1) Baseband and MAC simulation platform supporting baseline LTE-R9 UEs and MTC UEs. (2) LTE MTC UE reference design implemented on a commercially available SoC device (3) Test infrastructure to verify and validate 3GPP requirements (4) One patent application on LTE MTC baseband technology. The key LTE MTC UE baseband and MAC technologies include (1) Integration with LTE-R9 UE model (2) Low power Cat 0 UE design (3) Single antenna port, single layer transmission and reception (4) TDD, FDD, and HD-FDD modes (5) Diversity processing of PBCH and PRACH signals for coverage extension. (6) TTI bundling, SPS, and QoS scheduling for signaling overhead reduction, and traffic adaptation ASTRI is a leading solution provider of LTE small cell technologies. This project can allow ASTRI to provide system solutions that leverage both LTE small cell and MTC UE technologies. Moreover, this project will provide a competitive edge in LTE market to local/regional silicon supplier and equipment manufacturers. A number of companies have shown strong interests in collaborating with ASTRI and adopting our technologies to be developed from this project. TCL and Sunwave have already decided to contribute to this project. Other companies such as MediaTek and Freescale have also been in contact with ASTRI for possible technology transfer and/or leverage the know-how from this project.