REVIEW: "IS-95 CDMA and CDMA 2000", Vijay K. Garg
- BKIS95CD.RVW 20000607
"IS-95 CDMA and CDMA 2000", Vijay K. Garg, 2000, 0-13-087112-5,
%A Vijay K. Garg
%C One Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
%I Prentice Hall
%O U$75.00 +1-201-236-7139 fax: +1-201-236-7131
%P 423 p.
%T "IS-95 CDMA and CDMA 2000: Cellular/PCS Systems Implementation"
CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is the system of choice for
wireless communications where multiple access is needed. It is
tolerant of interference, provides good quality of service, and is
comparatively secure. In addition, there are economies in bandwidth
efficiency and battery life. CDMA is well positioned to be the
backbone of advanced telecommunications services.
Chapter one outlines these and other advantages of CDMA, as well as
explaining the basics of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and FDMA
(Frequency Division Multiple Access). Keying and Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum are reviewed in chapter two, which is heavy on math
and seemingly aimed at engineering students. There is a brief
discussion of voice encoding, and more math, in chapter three.
Chapter four presents an interesting look at the combination of
signals in time and space, and at other factors required for the best
transmission and reception.
Chapter five starts to look at the components of the IS 95 CDMA system
architecture, and at Telecommunications Research standard 45/46 on
which it is based. The air interface is examined in chapter six.
Implementation of CDMA in existing AMPS systems, and the channel
requirement, is reviewed in chapter seven. The call setup process,
signalling and service management, soft handoff and power control, and
security and identification are covered in chapters eight through
Chapter twelve looks at engineering models for network and antenna
siting. Link capacity is discussed in chapter thirteen, both in terms
of forward (base station to mobile) and reverse traffic, and in the
tradeoffs made to accommodate functions such as soft handoff. Related
wireless data protocols are listed in chapter fourteen. Chapter
fifteen closes off with a look at advanced services to be offered in
This book clearly presents the advantages of CDMA, and the options
available for the future.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 2000 BKIS95CD.RVW 20000607
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