OutlineIntroduction and history.GSM architecture.Implementation.Technology and standards.Summary
IntroductionGlobal System for Mobile Communication (GSM) Anybody – 500 million users (may 2001) Anywhere – 168 countries (may 2001) Any media – voice, messaging, data, multimedia Source: Hillebrand, 1
GSM Architecture Home Location Register Network ManagementBTS = Base Transceiver Station Center AuCAuC = Authentication Center Equipment IDOMC = Operation and Maintenance CenterPSTN = Public Switched Telephone NetworkME = Mobile Equipment Visitor Location OMC RegisterSubscriber BIdentity ME T Mobile S DataModule switching communication center networkSubscriber B Base stationIdentity ME TModule S controllerSubscriber BIdentity ME T PSTN SModule Source: Stallings, 313 Source: Mehrotra, 27
GSM ArchitectureMS Transmission BS TransmissionBand : 890 – 915 Band : 935 – 960MHZ MHZ 45 MHz Year Introduced 1990 1 Access method TDMA 2 3 Channel Bandwidth 200 kHz 4 5 Number of duplex 125 6 channels 7F1 F2 F1 F2 8 Users per channel 8 Frequency Speech coding bit 13 kbps rate Data coding bit rate 12 kbps Frame size 4.6 ms
SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) Billions of Calls Millions of SubscribersThousand of Different Types of Telephones Hundreds of Countries Dozens of Manufacturers…. •Administrative data And only one Card: The SIM •Security data •Subscriber data •Roaming data •PLMN (Public Land Mobile Network Source: Hillebrand, 369 http://ucables.com/products/simcards/
Implementation Slow frequency HF Transmitter TransmissionOutput filter TRX Abis- (HF-TX) Interface system hopping Digital signal HF Receiver processing (NF Input filter (HF-RX) functionality) O&M Module Operation and maintenance functionality/clock distribution Block Diagram of a BTS with one TRX Source: Heine, 20
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