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Что является CDMA (Разделение Кодекса Многократный Доступ) (?)

What is CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)?

One of the most important concepts to any cellular telephone system is that
of "multiple access", meaning that multiple,
simultaneous users can be supported. In other words, a large number of
users share a common pool of radio channels and any
user can gain access to any channel (each user is not always assigned to
the same channel). A channel can be thought of as
merely a portion of the limited radio resource which is temporarily
allocated for a specific purpose, such as someone's phone call.
A multiple access method is a definition of how the radio spectrum is
divided into channels and how channels are allocated to the
many users of the system.

                                   Current Cellular Standards

Different types of cellular systems employ various methods of multiple
access. The traditional analog cellular systems, such as
those based on the Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) and Total Access
Communications System (TACS) standards,
use Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA). FDMA channels are defined by
a range of radio frequencies, usually
expressed in a number of kilohertz (kHz), out of the radio spectrum. For
example, AMPS systems use 30 kHz "slices" of
spectrum for each channel. Narrowband AMPS (NAMPS) requires only 10 kHz per
channel. TACS channels are 25 kHz wide.
With FDMA, only one subscriber at a time is assigned to a channel. No other
conversations can access this channel until the
subscriber's call is finished, or until that original call is handed off to
a different channel by the system. A common multiple access
method employed in new digital cellular systems is the Time Division
Multiple Access (TDMA). TDMA digital standards include
North American Digital Cellular (know by its standard number IS-54), Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and
Personal Digital Cellular (PDC). TDMA systems commonly start with a slice
of spectrum, referred to as one "carrier". Each
carrier is then divided into time slots. Only one subscriber at a time is
assigned to each time slot, or channel. No other
conversations can access this channel until the subscriber's call is
finished, or until that original call is handed off to a different
channel by the system. For example, IS-54 systems, designed to coexist with
AMPS systems, divide 30 kHz of spectrum into
three channels. PDC divides 25 kHz slices of spectrum into three channels.
GSM systems create 8 time-division channels in 200
kHz wide carriers.

                                  The CDMA Cellular Standard

With CDMA, unique digital codes, rather than separate RF frequencies or
channels, are used to differentiate subscribers. The
codes are shared by both the mobile station (cellular phone) and the base
station, and are called "pseudo-Random Code
Sequences." All users share the same range of radio spectrum. For cellular
telephony, CDMA is a digital multiple access
technique specified by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) as
"IS-95." In March 1992, the TIA established the
TR-45.5 subcommittee with the charter of developing a spread-spectrum
digital cellular standard. In July of 1993, the TIA gave
its approval of the CDMA IS-95 standard. IS-95 systems divide the radio
spectrum into carriers which are 1,250 kHz (1.25
MHz) wide. One of the unique aspects of CDMA is that while there are
certainly limits to the number of phone calls that can be
handled by a carrier, this is not a fixed number. Rather, the capacity of
the system will be dependent on a number of different
factors. This will be discussed in later sections.

                                       CDMA Technology

Though CDMA's application in cellular telephony is relatively new, it is
not a new technology. CDMA has been used in many
military applications, such as anti-jamming (because of the spread signal,
it is difficult to jam or interfere with a CDMA signal),
ranging (measuring the distance of the transmission to know when it will be
received), and secure communications (the spread
spectrum signal is very hard to detect).

                                        Spread Spectrum

CDMA is a "spread spectrum" technology, which means that it spreads the
information contained in a particular signal of interest
over a much greater bandwidth than the original signal. A CDMA call starts
with a standard rate of 9600 bits per second (9.6
kilobits per second). This is then spread to a transmitted rate of about
1.23 Megabits per second. Spreading means that digital
codes are applied to the data bits associated with users in a cell. These
data bits are transmitted along with the signals of all the
other users in that cell. When the signal is received, the codes are
removed from the desired signal, separating the users and
returning the call to a rate of 9600 bps. Traditional uses of spread
spectrum are in military operations. Because of the wide
bandwidth of a spread spectrum signal, it is very difficult to jam,
difficult to interfere with, and difficult to identify. This is in
contrast to technologies using a narrower bandwidth of frequencies. Since a
wideband spread spectrum signal is very hard to
detect, it appears as nothing more than a slight rise in the "noise floor"
or interference level. With other technologies, the power of
the signal is concentrated in a narrower band, which makes it easier to
detect. Increased privacy is inherent in CDMA
technology. CDMA phone calls will be secure from the casual eavesdropper
since, unlike an analog conversation, a simple radio
receiver will not be able to pick individual digital conversations out of
the overall RF radiation in a frequency band.


In the final stages of the encoding of the radio link from the base station
to the mobile, CDMA adds a special "pseudo-random
code" to the signal that repeats itself after a finite amount of time. Base
stations in the system distinguish themselves from each
other by transmitting different portions of the code at a given time. In
other words, the base stations transmit time offset versions
of the same pseudo-random code. In order to assure that the time offsets
used remain unique from each other, CDMA stations
must remain synchronized to a common time reference. The Global Positioning
System (GPS) provides this precise common time
reference. GPS is a satellite based, radio navigation system capable of
providing a practical and affordable means of determining
continuous position, velocity, and time to an unlimited number of users.

                                      "The Balancing Act"

CDMA cell coverage is dependent upon the way the system is designed. In
fact, three primary system characteristics-Coverage,
Quality, and Capacity-must be balanced off of each other to arrive at the
desired level of system performance. In a CDMA
system these three characteristics are tightly inter-related. Even higher
capacity might be achieved through some degree of
degradation in coverage and/or quality. Since these parameters are all
intertwined, operators cannot have the best of all worlds:
three times wider coverage, 40 times capacity, and "CD" quality sound. For
example, the 13 kbps vocoder provides better
sound quality, but reduces system capacity as compared to an 8 kbps

                                         CDMA Benefits

When implemented in a cellular telephone system, CDMA technology offers
numerous benefits to the cellular operators and their
subscribers. The following is an overview of the benefits of CDMA.
1.Capacity increases of 8 to 10 times that of an AMPS
analog system and 4 to 5 times that of a GSM system 2.Improved call
quality, with better and more consistent sound as
compared to AMPS systems 3.Simplified system planning through the use of
the same frequency in every sector of every cell
4.Enhanced privacy 5.Improved coverage characteristics, allowing for the
possibility of fewer cell sites 6.Increased talk time for
portables 7.Bandwidth on demand

                                  Click below for more information about:

Spread Spectrum Techniques
Spreading Codes
Power Control
Forward CDMA Channel
Frequency Plans
Walsh Functions
Short Code
Reverse CDMA Channel
Long Code
Long Code Mask
Reverse Spreading
Linear Feedback Shift Registers
System Time
Forward Spreading
Coverage-Capacity Tradeoff in the Reverse Link
Spreading Bandwidth
Optimum Bandwidth for CDMA

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