Integrated Systems for Cellular Radio

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermSommersemester 2024
Language of instructionGerman

Admission information


During the lecture, the participants shall acquire basic knowledge of the functionality of cellular modems and their implementation in smartphones. The lecture is built from a systems engineering perspective and covers the full cellular system. The focus is on receiver algorithms, communication procedures, the interaction of the terminal with the network, and in addition some economic constraints that need to be considered during the development of a cellular modem platform. The lecture addresses these aspects applied to current cellular radio systems. After the lecture, students shall be able to transfer the learned systems approach to other applications.


Structure of the lecture: - introduction: cellular terminals as highly integrated systems - basics of cellular communications: network architecture, protocols - data transmission: radio channel, WCDMA and OFDMA, receiver structures - further topics: procedures, implementation aspects, productization - market environment, economic aspects - outlook on possible future developments in cellular communications


basics of signal processing, communication theory, communication networks

Teaching and learning methods

Classroom lecture. In addition to the individual methods of the students it is intended to create deeper knowledge by using descriptive case studies.


Written exam

Recommended literature

Stefania Sesia, Issam Toufik, Matthew Baker "LTE - The UMTS Long Term Evolution: From Theory to Practice", Wiley, 2nd edition, 2011. Johan Skold, Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall: "5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology", Academic Press, 2nd edition, 2020.