soft handoff

(redirected from Soft handover)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

soft handoff

In CDMA cellular phone systems, a smooth transition from one cell to another. Unlike analog FDMA and digital TDMA systems, which use different frequencies in adjacent cells, CDMA uses the same frequencies but codes each conversation differently. As you move between cells, a CDMA phone picks up the same coded signal on the same frequency from both cells. When the original cell stops transmitting, the phone is already receiving the signal from the new cell causing a smooth transition with less chance of a dropped signal. See CDMA.
References in periodicals archive ?
14] Chang Junren, Li Yajuan, Feng Shulan, Wang Haiguang, Sun Chengzhen and Zhang Philipp, "A fractional soft handover scheme for 3GPP LTE-Advanced System," in Proc.
We made an agreement with the coastguard that no-one will be kicked out - it will be a soft handover to investors.
In [18], the authors propose a downlink soft handover scheme for cell-edge users in 4G-LTE systems to improve the cell-edge capacity.
0 Solutions, including the Ethernet Network Processor (ENP)based Wi-Fi acceleration algorithm, Wi-Fi soft handover technology, 2.
The pair have overlapped for the past four months, representing a soft handover from anthony - appointed 15 years ago when Sage Gateshead was still a plan called 'regional music centre' - to the former chief executive of London-based Spitalfields Music.
This will provide a significant reduction of interference and a magnificent control of soft handover load.
Two major types of HO are defined in the network: the Hard Handover (HHO) and the Soft Handover (SHO).
Las aplicaciones interactivas, tales como VoIP, suelen ser las mas exigentes en terminos de retrasos de entrega, y las llamadas VoIP de alta calidad deben estar soportadas unicamente por procesos de soft handover (P.
This guide provides engineering students with the basics on the flow of data between the network and the user, describing the features of connections, data transfer, soft handover and inter-system handover.
A final twist to the scheduling management is the capability of an HSUPA network to support soft handover.
It offers a technical background for understanding how W-CDMA air interfaces are designed, starting with the system requirements, applications and radio environments, along with a detailed treatment of technical solutions for spreading codes, coding, modulation, RAKE receivers and soft handover.
In mobile converged networks, at a common sublayer locating between IP layer and MAC sublayer, multihoming is used to realize soft handover in [5], where a MS can move from LTE network to WiFi network without breaking a session.