5G NR Call Processing: Non-Standalone Mode

Enhance your engineering skills and understanding of 5G NR call processing. Learn from engineers at Qualcomm Technologies: a global pioneer in 5G technology.

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Why Take This Course?

  • Enhance your industry knowledge and skills by gaining a greater understanding of 5G NR Call Processing NSA Mode.
  • 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 NR Call Processing
  • Discussion of EN-DC options 3/3a/3x
  • NSA NR initial access
  • EN-DC procedures
  • Beam management
  • Key MAC/PHY procedures



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  • List the main requirements that are driving the development of 5G NR technologies.
  • Describe 5G NR deployment scenarios.
  • Introduce 5G NR waveform and numerology.
  • Explain the 5G frame structure and use cases for self‑contained slots.
  • Discuss 5G NR channel coding: Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes and Polar codes.
  • Compare the Air Interface design for 5G NR with LTE.
  • Provide an overview of dual-connectivity in LTE.
  • Introduce NR Protocol Layer 2 functions.
  • Explain EN-DC Options 3, 3a, and 3x.
  • Discuss bearer reconfiguration in EN-DC.
  • Discuss how NSA UE obtains NR cell information for initial access.
  • Explain NSA NR Cell Acquisition, including the role of PSS, SSS and PBCH (SS-PBCH Block).
  • Present the beam sweeping operation.
  • Describe the RACH process and concept of beam correspondence.
  • Provide an overview of LTE-NR Common procedures.
  • Explain the EN-DC Attach and PDN Establishment procedure.
  • Discuss EN-DC NR Measurement procedure.
  • Explain EN-DC Connected mode operation for NR Add and Release.
  • Discuss NR Carrier Aggregation in EN-DC.
  • Introduce Beam Management in 5G NR.
  • Describe various procedures for Beam establishment.
  • Explain CSI-RS for Beam Management.
  • Introduce TCI States and QCL concepts for Beam Management.
  • Discuss Uplink Beam Management.
  • Describe NR PDCCH CORESET and Slot Format Configuration.
  • Discuss Preemption settings.
  • Discuss Reference Signals and DMRS Configuration.
  • Explain HARQ Procedures for DL and UL.
  • Explain the role of BSR in split-bearer UL traffic routing.

Course Information

Duration: 6 hours
Price : $695
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