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Table 1 SINR and CQI mapping to modulation and coding rate

From: Adaptive CSI and feedback estimation in LTE and beyond: a Gaussian process regression approach

SINR CQI Modulation Code rate Efficiency
    (× 1024) (information bits per symbol)
−6.9360 1 QPSK 78 0.1523
−5.1470 2 QPSK 120 0.2344
−3.1800 3 QPSK 193 0.3770
−1.2530 4 QPSK 308 0.6016
0.7610 5 QPSK 449 0.8770
2.6990 6 QPSK 602 1.1758
4.6940 7 16QAM 378 1.4766
6.5250 8 16QAM 490 1.9141
8.5730 9 16QAM 616 2.4063
10.3660 10 64QAM 466 2.7305
12.2890 11 64QAM 567 3.3223
14.1730 12 64QAM 666 3.9023
15.8880 13 64QAM 772 4.5234
17.8140 14 64QAM 873 5.1152
19.8290 15 64QAM 948 5.5547