5G NR Air Interface Training

Enhance your technical skills and understanding of 5G NR Air Interface. Train with engineers at Qualcomm Technologies: a world pioneer in 5G technology.

Discover 5G Training with the Qualcomm Wireless Academy

Why Take This Course?

  • Enhance your industry knowledge and skills by gaining a greater understanding of the 5G air interface.
  • Train with engineers at Qualcomm Technologies – a world leader in 5G technology and wireless engineering.
  • Participate in a professional development opportunity you can display on your resume/CV and LinkedIn profile.


Course Outline:

  • Introduction to 5G new radio
  • NR protocol
  • SYNC signals
  • RACH
  • Reference signals
  • Control channels
  • Data channels
  • Mobility
  • Beam management
  • Discussion of bandwidth part



  • LTE overview knowledge
  • LTE Advanced technical overview knowledge



  • Discuss the motivations for 5G NR and the technologies that enable the NR air interface, define 5G NR waveforms and scalable numerologies, review the 5G NR bandwidth, discuss the slot-based frame structure of 5G NR, explain Bandwidth Part (BWP) in 5G NR, and identify the role of beam sweeping in the 5G NR air interface.
  • Introduce the protocol layer in NR, compare protocol layer characteristics and enhancements with LTE, review functions and modes for each sublayer.
  • Describe the purpose and the details of synchronization signals, compare the synchronization signals of LTE and 5G NR, explain how system information is delivered in stand-alone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) operation modes.
  • Discuss RACH procedures and introduce elements new to NR, describe PRACH configuration and preamble types supported in NR, and outline details for MSG-1 through MSG-4.
  • Describe the motivation for reference signals, compare RS in LTE and 5G, outline the details of CSI-RS configuration and resources, describe Demodulation Reference Signals (DMRS) resources for data transmission, explain the motivations and configuration of Phase Tracking Reference Signals (PTRS), describe Tracking Reference Signals (TRS).
  • Compare LTE Control Channels with 5G NR, explain CORESET for PDCCH, describe the Downlink Control Information (DCI) formats in 5GNR, outline short and long PUCCH formats.
  • List key differences between 4G LTE and 5G NR data channels, discuss UL/DL transmission schemes including grant free UL data transmission, identify the importance of CSI reporting and feedback, describe UL/DL scheduling including resource allocation, outline the Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) design and process, discuss UL Power Control, outline paging procedures for NSA and SA modes.
  • Differentiate Cell-Level and Beam-Level mobility procedures, explain the impact of beams in cell-level mobility, discuss Beam Management procedures for: Initial Beam Selection, Beam Switching, and Beam Failure Detection and Recovery, introduce transmission configuration indicator (TCI) states and how they are used during beam switching.
  • List key motivations for a BWP, explain how BWP is configured, identify the impacts of multiple SSBs in different BWP.

Course Information

Duration: 8 hours
Price : $695
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