Time Division Multiple Access(TDMA)Time Division Multiple Access
GSM uses Time Division Multiple Acces (TDMA) as its access scheme. This ishow the MS interfaces with the network. TDMA is the protocol used on the Air(Um) Link. GSM uses Gaussian Minimum-Shift Keying (GMSK) as itsmodulation methos. Time Division means that the frequency is divided up into blocks of time andonly certain
are transmitted at certain times. Logicalchannels will be introduced in the next lesson.The time divisions in TDMA areknown as
A frequency is divided up into 8 time slots, numbered 0 to 7.