5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.4.0 Release 15)

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ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.4.0 (2020-01)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
5G;
NR;
Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted
conformance testing
(3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.4.0 Release 15)
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 2

Legal Notice ....................................................................................................................................................... 2

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 2

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................... 12

1 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 13

2 References .............................................................................................................................................. 13

3 Definitions, symbols and abbreviations ................................................................................................. 15

3.1 Definitions ........................................................................................................................................................ 15

3.2 Symbols ............................................................................................................................................................ 17

3.3 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 18

4 General conducted test conditions and declarations ............................................................................... 20

4.1 Measurement uncertainties and test requirements ............................................................................................ 20

4.1.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 20

4.1.2 Acceptable uncertainty of Test System ....................................................................................................... 20

4.1.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 20

4.1.2.2 Measurement of transmitter .................................................................................................................. 21

4.1.2.3 Measurement of receiver ....................................................................................................................... 22

4.1.2.4 Measurement of performance requirements .......................................................................................... 25

4.1.3 Interpretation of measurement results ......................................................................................................... 25

4.2 Conducted requirement reference points .......................................................................................................... 25

4.2.1 BS type 1-C ................................................................................................................................................. 25

4.2.2 BS type 1-H ................................................................................................................................................. 26

4.3 Base station classes .......................................................................................................................................... 27

4.4 Regional requirements ...................................................................................................................................... 27

4.5 BS configurations ............................................................................................................................................. 28

4.5.1 BS type 1-C ................................................................................................................................................. 28

4.5.1.1 Transmit configurations ........................................................................................................................ 28

4.5.1.1.1 General ............................................................................................................................................ 28

4.5.1.1.2 Transmission with multiple transmitter antenna connectors............................................................ 28

4.5.1.2 Receive configurations .......................................................................................................................... 29

4.5.1.2.1 General ............................................................................................................................................ 29

4.5.1.2.2 Reception with multiple receiver antenna connectors, receiver diversity ........................................ 29

4.5.1.3 Duplexers .............................................................................................................................................. 29

4.5.1.4 Power supply options ............................................................................................................................ 30

4.5.1.5 Ancillary RF amplifiers ......................................................................................................................... 30

4.5.2 BS type 1-H ................................................................................................................................................. 31

4.5.2.1 Transmit configurations ........................................................................................................................ 31

4.5.2.2 Receive configurations .......................................................................................................................... 31

4.5.2.3 Power supply options ............................................................................................................................ 32

4.5.3 BS with integrated Iuant BS modem .......................................................................................................... 32

4.6 Manufacturer declarations ................................................................................................................................ 32

4.7 Test configurations ........................................................................................................................................... 36

4.7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 36

4.7.2 Test signal used to build Test Configurations ............................................................................................. 36

4.7.3 NRTC1: Contiguous spectrum operation .................................................................................................... 36

4.7.3.1 NRTC1 generation ................................................................................................................................ 36

4.7.3.2 NRTC1 power allocation ...................................................................................................................... 36

4.7.4 NRTC2: Contiguous CA occupied bandwidth ............................................................................................ 36

4.7.4.1 NRTC2 generation ................................................................................................................................ 37

4.7.4.2 NRTC2 power allocation ...................................................................................................................... 37

4.7.5 NRTC3: Non-contiguous spectrum operation ............................................................................................ 37

4.7.5.1 NRTC3 generation ................................................................................................................................ 37

4.7.5.2 NRTC3 power allocation ...................................................................................................................... 38

4.7.6 NRTC4: Multi-band test configuration for full carrier allocation ............................................................... 38

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4.7.6.1 NRTC4 generation ................................................................................................................................ 38

4.7.6.2 NRTC4 power allocation ...................................................................................................................... 38

4.7.7 NRTC5: Multi-band test configuration with high PSD per carrier ............................................................. 38

4.7.7.1 NRTC5 generation ................................................................................................................................ 39

4.7.7.2 NRTC5 power allocation ...................................................................................................................... 39

4.8 Applicability of requirements ........................................................................................................................... 39

4.8.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 39

4.8.2 Requirement set applicability ..................................................................................................................... 39

4.8.3 Applicability of test configurations for single-band operation ................................................................... 40

4.8.4 Applicability of test configurations for multi-band operation .................................................................... 41

4.9 RF channels and test models ............................................................................................................................ 42

4.9.1 RF channels ................................................................................................................................................ 42

4.9.2 Test models ................................................................................................................................................. 43

4.9.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 43

4.9.2.2 FR1 test models ..................................................................................................................................... 43

4.9.2.2.1 FR1 test model 1.1 (NR-FR1-TM1.1) ............................................................................................. 45

4.9.2.2.2 FR1 test model 1.2 (NR-FR1-TM1.2) ............................................................................................. 45

4.9.2.2.3 FR1 test model 2 (NR-FR1-TM2) ................................................................................................... 46

4.9.2.2.4 FR1 test model 2a (NR-FR1-TM2a)................................................................................................ 46

4.9.2.2.5 FR1 test model 3.1 (NR-FR1-TM3.1) ............................................................................................. 47

4.9.2.2.6 FR1 test model 3.1a (NR-FR1-TM3.1a) .......................................................................................... 47

4.9.2.2.7 FR1 test model 3.2 (NR-FR1-TM3.2) ............................................................................................. 47

4.9.2.2.8 FR1 test model 3.3 (NR-FR1-TM3.3) ............................................................................................. 48

4.9.2.3 Data content of Physical channels and Signals for NR-FR1-TM .......................................................... 49

4.9.2.3.1 PDCCH ............................................................................................................................................ 49

4.9.2.3.2 PDSCH ............................................................................................................................................ 49

4.10 Requirements for contiguous and non-contiguous spectrum ............................................................................ 50

4.11 Requirements for BS capable of multi-band operation .................................................................................... 51

4.12 Format and interpretation of tests ..................................................................................................................... 52

5 Operating bands and channel arrangement ............................................................................................. 53

6 Conducted transmitter characteristics .................................................................................................... 54

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 54

6.1.1 BS type 1-C................................................................................................................................................. 54

6.1.2 BS type 1-H ................................................................................................................................................ 54

6.2 Base station output power ................................................................................................................................ 54

6.2.1 Definition and applicability ........................................................................................................................ 54

6.2.2 Minimum requirement ................................................................................................................................ 55

6.2.3 Test purpose ................................................................................................................................................ 55

6.2.4 Method of test ............................................................................................................................................. 55

6.2.4.1 Initial conditions ................................................................................................................................... 55

6.2.4.2 Procedure .............................................................................................................................................. 55

6.2.5 Test requirement ......................................................................................................................................... 56

6.3 Output power dynamics .................................................................................................................................... 56

6.3.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 56

6.3.2 RE power control dynamic range ............................................................................................................... 56

6.3.2.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 56

6.3.2.2 Minimum requirement .......................................................................................................................... 56

6.3.2.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 56

6.3.3 Total power dynamic range ........................................................................................................................ 57

6.3.3.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 57

6.3.3.2 Minimum requirement .......................................................................................................................... 57

6.3.3.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 57

6.3.3.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 57

6.3.3.4.1 Initial conditions .............................................................................................................................. 57

6.3.3.4.2 Procedure ......................................................................................................................................... 57

6.3.3.5 Test requirements .................................................................................................................................. 58

6.4 Transmit ON/OFF power ................................................................................................................................. 58

6.4.1 Transmitter OFF power .............................................................................................................................. 58

6.4.1.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 58

6.4.1.2 Minimum requirement .......................................................................................................................... 58

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6.4.1.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 59

6.4.1.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 59

6.4.1.5 Test requirements .................................................................................................................................. 59

6.4.2 Transmitter transient period ........................................................................................................................ 59

6.4.2.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 59

6.4.2.2 Minimum requirement .......................................................................................................................... 59

6.4.2.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 59

6.4.2.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 60

6.4.2.4.1 Initial conditions .............................................................................................................................. 60

6.4.2.4.2 Procedure ......................................................................................................................................... 60

6.4.2.5 Test requirements .................................................................................................................................. 60

6.5 Transmitted signal quality ................................................................................................................................ 61

6.5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 61

6.5.2 Frequency error ........................................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.2.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.2.2 Minimum Requirement ......................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.2.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.2.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.2.5 Test Requirements ................................................................................................................................. 61

6.5.3 Modulation quality ...................................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.3.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 61

6.5.3.2 Minimum Requirement ......................................................................................................................... 62

6.5.3.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 62

6.5.3.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 62

6.5.3.4.1 Initial conditions .............................................................................................................................. 62

6.5.3.4.2 Procedure ......................................................................................................................................... 62

6.5.3.5 Test requirements .................................................................................................................................. 63

6.5.4 Time alignment error .................................................................................................................................. 64

6.5.4.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 64

6.5.4.2 Minimum requirement .......................................................................................................................... 64

6.5.4.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 65

6.5.4.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 65

6.5.4.4.1 Initial conditions .............................................................................................................................. 65

6.5.4.4.2 Procedure ......................................................................................................................................... 65

6.5.4.5 Test requirement ................................................................................................................................... 66

6.6 Unwanted emissions ......................................................................................................................................... 66

6.6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 66

6.6.2 Occupied bandwidth ................................................................................................................................... 66

6.6.2.1 Definition and applicability ................................................................................................................... 66

6.6.2.2 Minimum Requirements ........................................................................................................................ 67

6.6.2.3 Test purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 67

6.6.2.4 Method of test ....................................................................................................................................... 67

6.6.2.4.1 Initial conditions .............................................................................................

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