Explain the OFDMA

Mumbai University > Information Technology > Sem 7 > Wireless Technology

Marks: 5M, 10M

Year: Dec 2015, May 2016

1 Answer

OFDMA: orthogonal FDMA

It is defined by a mathematical technique for generation and demodulation of radio waves. It may be transmitted by AM, FM or QAM (quadrature AM)

OFDMA distributes data over a large no of carrier that are spaced apart at precise frequencies. This spacing provides “orthogonality” thus preventing demodulation from seeing frequencies other than their own.

It is used not just for mobile communication but also in digital audio broadcast (DAB) and digital video broadcast (DVB)

It is multicarrier transmission technique provides high rate communications.


  • Spectral efficiency
  • Simple channel equalization
  • Suppression of inter symbol interference
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