1880 – 1900 MHz (Europe)
Digital enhanced cordless telecommunications
Combination method. DECT uses MC (multi carrier): 10 RF channels; channel 10 at 1881.792 MHz; other channel numbers in decreasing order at 1.782 MHz intervals. DECT uses TDMA (time division multiple access) within a channel: 24 timeslots spaced 10 ms apart; 1 – 12 downlink, 13 – 24 uplink. DECT devices automatically look for the carrier that gives the best transmission quality (dynamic channel selection / allocation). DECT uses TDD (time division duplex) In full duplex mode for teleph-ony in 2 channels always separated by 5 ms and also on different frequencies. The bursts are GMSK or GFSK modulated (Gaussian minimum shift keying; Gaussian frequency shift keying). Up to 23 channels can be bundled for data transmissions. At least one channel must remain for the backward path.