WiMAX Comprehensive Training

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


The WiMAX Comprehensive Training course begins with a review of the 3G cellular systems, modulation techniques, RF propagation channel modeling issues, performance improvement techniques, and multipath mitigation methods.  This is followed by a detailed discussion of the principle of OFDM, IEEE 802.16 physical layer, and WiMAX signaling.  The course concludes with a study of the network architecture, mobility use cases, system performance issues, and a link budget example.

  • 3 days of WiMAX Comprehensive Training with an expert instructor
  • WiMAX Comprehensive Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


  • We can customize this WiMAX Comprehensive Training course to suit the needs of audiences such as hardware designers, application developers, service designers, sales engineers, marketing/sales personnel, radio planners, and persons involved in defense and homeland security applications relating to WiMAX.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this WiMAX Comprehensive course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the WiMAX Comprehensive course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the WiMAX Comprehensive course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Upon completing this WiMAX Comprehensive Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:



The target audience for this WiMAX Comprehensive Training course:

  • This WiMAX Comprehensive course is aimed at technical professionals who are familiar with 2G, 3G, and/or other 4G (such as LTE) wireless technologies and desire a comprehensive overview of WIMAX technology.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this WiMAX Comprehensive Training course are:

  • Familiarity with 2G/3G technologies or LTE.


Overview of 3G Cellular Systems
  • CDMA2000, WCDMA, HSPA, 1xEV-DV
  • Migration paths (key influencing factors)
  • Network architecture overview
  • Available theoretical data rates
Review of Modulation Schemes
  • Complex envelope representation of signals and sub-systems
  • BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Modulation scheme migration path
  • BER performance comparison
  • Discussion of the impact on Tx and Rx implementations
  • SNR and Eb/No definitions
Propagation Channel Modeling
  • AWGN
  • Rayleigh/Ricean fading (mechanisms governing this phenomenon)
  • Delay spread and concept of frequency selectivity (indoors vs. outdoors)
  • Lognormal fading
  • Path loss models
  • Measured path loss comparisons (indoors vs. outdoors)
Performance Improvement Methods
  • FEC (convolutional, turbo, LDPC) codes
  • Encoding principles (block processing, trellis, etc.)
  • Decoding principles (Viterbi Algorithm, MAP, etc.)
  • Receive antenna diversity (switched, MRC, and optimal combining)
  • Transmit Antenna diversity (STBC, TxAA, MIMO)
WiMAX Comprehensive Training – Multipath Mitigation
  • Presentation of how different standards resolve multipath
  • TDMA vs. CDMA vs. OFDMA solutions
  • Discussion of throughput vs. data rate
OFDM Principles
  • Transmission and modulation (sub-carrier, IFFT, S/P, etc.)
  • Sub-carrier discussion
  • Reception and demodulation (FFT, P/S, etc.)
  • Purpose of the Cyclic Prefix (CP)
  • Comparison to 3GPP LTE (uplink and downlink)
  • Signal processing discussion
  • OFDM receiver (channel estimation, etc.)
  • MIMO (channel capacity, MAP decisions, MMSE equalization, etc.)
IEEE 802.16 Physical Layer
  • HARQ (comparisons to HSDPA and LTE)
  • Discussion of the uplink channels
  • Adaptive modulation and coding
  • TDD and FDD principles (benefits of both will be discussed)
  • Discussion of the downlink channels
  • Bandwidth tradeoffs and options
WiMax Signaling Discussions
  • Layer 1, Layer 2, and Layer 3 overview
  • Higher layer signaling
  • MAC functionality
  • Security architecture (authentication, integrity, etc.)
System Analysis
  • Network architecture
  • Mobility use cases (handoffs, idle mode, etc.)
  • System performance
  • Operating frequency bands available
  • Link budget examples (discussion of important parameters to optimize)
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