CDMA MOBILE PACKET DATA SERVICES
Mobile Packet data Service States
There are three packet data service states
Active/Connected, Dormant, andNull/Inactive
: In this state, a physical traffic channel exists betweenthe MS and the BS, and either side may send data.
In this stat
no physical traffic channel exists between the MSand the BS, but the PPP link between the MS and the PDSN is maintained.
In this stat
there is no traffic channel between the MS andthe BS and no PPP link between the MS and the PDSN.
Figure 4.1: Block diagram of the packet data service transitions
The mobile may cross Packet Zone boundaries while in the Dormant State. This isreferred to as
The Dormant handoff procedures allow the A10connections between the PCF and PDSN to be moved (or established) for the mobilewhen it enters a new packet zone. The mobile may re-enter Active state (e.g., if theuser has data to send) at any time. This transition is referred to as Re-Activationfrom Dormant, and is not related to Dormant Handoff (i.e., Re-Activation fromDormant is not related to a mobility event). Packet data is typically transmitted overthe air on dedicated traffic channels. Mechanisms also exist for transmitting dataover the common channels. Short Data Burst (SDB) is a part of the 3G Packet Datafeature that enables small amounts of data to be transmitted over the commonchannels. Common Channel Packet Data is a mode of 3G Packet Data where all datais transmitted using Short Data Bursts. A1 and A8 connections are maintainedduring the Active / Connected State and released during transition to Dormant or