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  • Course Length:
  • 3 Days Instructor Led

Intended for those in engineering roles, this course will prepare you to successfully plan and design next-generation, 5G networks. You’ll learn 5G air interface fundamentals, along with MIMO, beamforming, and various propagation models suitable for low, mid and high bands (mmW) spectrum. You’ll learn key RF configuration and planning parameters, traffic mapping, propagation modeling, and how to calculate throughput and capacity. This course will also prepare you to calculate various scenario-based 5G link budgets and compare them with LTE link budgets. Finally, you’ll learn how RF planning tools can be effectively used in carrying out the overall RF design.

This detailed technical course is intended for design, engineering, performance optimization and related job functions.

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe how the 5G air interface and the network infrastructure help deliver target 5G services
• Explain beamforming and MIMO concepts and list propogation models suitable for mmWave
• Specify key 5G RF design inputs and calculate the downlink and uplink cell capacity and throughput
• Explain components of a 5G link budget for different services and compare with LTE link budget
• Summarize the planning process for different RF configuration and operational parameters
• Illustrate steps of 5G RF design process, including traffic mapping and propagation modeling
• List the steps for 5G RF design using an RF Planning tool

1. 5G Air Interface Essentials
1.1 5G Use Cases and Performance Goals
1.2 5G NR Technology
1.3 5G NR Numerology
1.4 DL and UL Channels and Signals

2. MIMO, Beamforming and Propagation Models
2.1 MIMO and Beamforming in LTE
2.2 MIMO Techniques in 5G NR
2.3 Propagation Models

3. 5G Throughput and Capacity
3.1 DL Throughput and Cell Capacity
3.2 UL Throughput and Cell Capacity

4. 5G NR Link Budget
4.1 Principles of Link Budget
4.2 UL Link Budget for 5G
4.3 DL Link Budget for 5G
4.4 Factors Affecting Link Budget

5. 5G RF Parameter Planning
5.1 PCI Planning
5.2 Random Access Planning
5.3 NR Carrier Add/Mod
5.4 Uplink Power Control
5.5 TA and RNA Planning

6. 5G RF Design
6.1 5G RF Design Process
6.2 5G RF Planning Tool Process
6.3 5G RF Design – Site Selection

7. RF Planning Tool
7.1 Key Parameters in RF Planning Tool
7.2 Project Configuration
7.3 Site Configuration
7.4 5G Analysis

Suggested Prerequisites