COEXISTENCE OF WLAN AND WWAN IN A NOTEBOOK

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap

Abstract: A modern notebook can be equipped with several devices of wireless network access technologies, such as Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), Wireles Wide Area Network (WWAN), Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN), and radio based navigation systems, such as GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System). Future mobile devices will have different radio technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE), Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) and WLAN transceivers co-existing on the same module that enables such a device to connect to the different radio technologies. With these radio technologies present in the same device, care must be taken to minimize the interference between them. In this master thesis, we analyze the co-existence of WLAN in the 2.4GHz ISM band, GSM 1800MHz/900MHz, and WCDMA FDD in the 800MHz and 2.1GHz band when they are embedded in a notebook. Different coexistence scenarios have been considered during this work, with focus on realistic power levels for the victim system as well as the aggressor system, and the actual antenna coupling measured for different notebooks. These measurements and the realistic power levels computed are results that will be a factor to consider when designing WLAN/WWAN coexistence module. This work is divided into seven major parts. Chapter 1 is an introduction to coexistence, and a description of the different radio access technologies considered. Chapter 2 is the state of the art. This is a brief discussion of previous related work on coexistence. v “ThesisReport” — 2011/6/22 — 13:43 — page vi — #6 Chapter 3 is the problem statement definition describing the research problems and hypothesis. Chapter 4 describes the measurement plan, devices and parameters considered in developing the test environment and the different measurement scenarios. Chapter 5 presents the measurement setup and procedures undertaken in achieving the measurement. Chapter 6 is the result analysis. Chapter 7 presents conclusion and future work.

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