In a mobile phone network, the radio transmission path between the base station and the mobile terminal Airtime
a wireless network's operating system, enabling communication between a cellular phone and its carrier. The main interface technologies are AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, GSM, and iDEN.
The system for encoding radio signals in a wireless network. For example, TDMA, CDMA, AMPS.
The operating system of a wireless network. Current standard wireless air interfaces include AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, and GSM.
The type of radio transmission protocol used by service providers to transmit and receive their signals. These include analog, TDMA, GSM, iDen, CDMA and newer data overlays such as GPRS, WCDMA and CDMA 2000 1x. WiFi(tm) and Bluetooth(tm) also contain their own specialized air interface protocols. Antenna Device used to radiate/receive radio waves for/from propagation through the atmosphere. Attenuation The effect of natural and man-made materials on the strength (or reduction thereof) of radio signals as they propagate along the intended path. Building exteriors, in particular, can severely limit the strength of radio frequencies received inside, making them unsuitable for reliable communications.
The 'air interface' represents the specification of the radio transmission between base station and mobile phone.
The radio communications between a mobile handset and the base station.
The operating system that a wireless phone is on. These include AMPS CDMA, GSM, and TDMA (see glossary terms for definitions).
Specification for radio transmission between base station and mobile phone. It defines the frequency utilisation, the bandwidth of the individual radio channels, the coding procedure used (W-CDMA, TD-CDMA, cdma2000) and other parameters relating to the radio technology used.
The radio frequency portion of the link between a handset or terminal and the base station.
The standard operating system of a wireless network; technologies include AMPS, ReFLEX, FLEX, POCSAG, TDMA, CDMA and GSM.
In cellular telephone communications, the radio-frequency portion of the circuit between the cellular phone set (or wireless modem) and the base station. Air interface also defines the frequency use, the bandwidth of the individual radio channels, the encoding methods used (e.g., W-CDMA, cdma2000) and other quantities used by the radio technology.
The operating system of a wireless network. Technologies include AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, GSM and iDEN.
The radio frequency portion of the circuit (â€œconnectionâ€) between the cellular handset or wireless modem and the active base station (cell tower).
Refers to the radio frequency portion of the circuit between the cellular phone or wireless modem and the active base station. The air interface ensures compatibility between wireless devices and base stations.
The Air Interface is the part of a mobile wireless standard that defines the interoperability protocol between the subscriber terminal and the radio access network.
A general term used to describe how a wireless signal interfaces with the free space between a cellular phone and a base station. It usually involves modulating the RF carrier to increase the information carrying capacity of the wireless system. Examples include CDMA, TDMA, and FDMA.
In mobile communication, the air interface is the radio-based communication link between the mobile station and the active base station.