3G Handset and Network Design

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Prepare for a whole new world of added value through the effective application of Third Generation (3G) wireless technology

Written for hardware and software engineers, this hands-on guide shows you how to integrate handheld devices and cell phones with wireless network hardware and software. Geoff Varrall and Roger Belcher arm you with an in-depth understanding of the nuts and bolts of cellular handset and network hardware and software design, how handset hardware and software ...

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Overview

Prepare for a whole new world of added value through the effective application of Third Generation (3G) wireless technology

Written for hardware and software engineers, this hands-on guide shows you how to integrate handheld devices and cell phones with wireless network hardware and software. Geoff Varrall and Roger Belcher arm you with an in-depth understanding of the nuts and bolts of cellular handset and network hardware and software design, how handset hardware and software is evolving, and the role the technology plays in shaping offered traffic and building traffic value.

The authors take you through present and future network components, detail their strengths and weaknesses, explore the key features of available network software and the implications of managing audio, image, video, and application streaming.

The authors:

  • Show how to achieve consistent power efficient performance over the radio physical and the application layers
  • Discuss how to integrate cell phone or PDA/portable PC products with present and future wireless network hardware and software
  • Address topics such as quality of service (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs) from a wireless perspective
  • Look at software configurability and future handset hardware and software trends
  • Describe the enabling technologies behind quality-based billing methodologies

Author Biography: Geoff Varrall is Cofounder and Director of RTT Programmes Limited, a provider of technology and business services to the worldwide wireless industry. He regularly delivers strategic technology programs to vendors, operators, and end users in the USA, Europe, and Asia. He has coauthored with Belcher two engineering-level foundational books for what has become the modern wireless industry.
Roger Belcher is Cofounder and Director of RTT Programmes Limited. He develops and presents design programs targeted to the worldwide manufacturing and network operator community. He has coauthored with Varrall two engineering-level foundational books for what has become the modern wireless industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471229360
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/13/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 3G Hardware 1
Ch. 1 Spectral Allocations - Impact on Handset Hardware Design 3
Ch. 2 GPRS/EDGE Handset Hardware 33
Ch. 3 3G Handset Hardware 57
Ch. 4 3G Handset Hardware Form Factor and Functionality 111
Ch. 5 Handset Hardware Evolution 141
Pt. 2 3G Handset Software 149
Ch. 6 3G Handset Software Form Factor and Functionality 151
Ch. 7 Source Coding 167
Ch. 8 MExE-Based QoS 185
Ch. 9 Authentication and Encryption 197
Ch. 10 Handset Software Evolution 221
Pt. 3 3G Network Hardware 229
Ch. 11 Spectral Allocations - Impact on Network Hardware Design 231
Ch. 12 GSM-MAP/ANSI 41 Integration 281
Ch. 13 Network Hardware Optimization 297
Ch. 14 Offered Traffic 333
Ch. 15 Network Hardware Evolution 359
Pt. 4 3G Network Software 383
Ch. 16 The Traffic Mix Shift 385
Ch. 17 Traffic Shaping Protocols 403
Ch. 18 Service Level Agreements 445
Ch. 19 3G Cellular/3G TV Software Integration 461
Ch. 20 Network Software Evolution 477
App.: Resources 495
Index 503
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