8 Vocabulary

04.043GPPLayer 1 - General RequirementsRelease 1999TS

The terminology used in the present document is as follows:

Idle mode:

In this mode the MS is not allocated any dedicated physical channel; it listens to the CCCH and the BCCH.

Dedicated mode:

In this mode the MS is allocated a dedicated physical channel, at least containing two logical channels, only one of them being a SACCH.

Packet mode :

In this mode the MS is ready to access and operate on a packet data physical channel. The packet mode includes two sub-states: packet wait state and packet transfer state (see 3GPP TS 04.60).

Physical block:

The physical block is the minimal unit which can be transferred by the physical layer.

Dedicated physical channel:

The physical blocks scheduled on the radio medium assigned to a dedicated connection with a MS.

Packet data physical channel :

The physical blocks scheduled on the radio medium assigned to a shared usage between MSs for packet switched data traffic.

Annex A (informative):
Change History

Meeting / Date

CR

Rev

Subject

New Version

A004

SACCH modifications due to EDGE

8.0.0

A005

EGPRS

8.0.0

A007

Definition of SACCH layer 2 content for TA in GSM400

8.1.0

Publication

8.1.1

May 2002

Update to 3GPP TS style. References corrected

8.1.2