Cell Search, MIB and SIB1 Recovery
This example shows how the LTE System Toolbox™ can be used to fully synchronize, demodulate and decode a live eNodeB signal. Before the User Equipment (UE) can communicate with the network it must perform cell search and selection procedures and obtain initial system information. This involves acquiring slot and frame synchronization, finding out the cell identity and decoding the Master Information Block (MIB) and the System Information Blocks (SIBs). This example demonstrates this process and decodes the MIB and SIB1, the first of the System Information Blocks. To decode MIB and SIB1 a comprehensive receiver is required, capable of demodulating and decoding the majority of the downlink channels and signals.