LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.321 version 15.7.0 Release 15)

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ETSI TS 136 321 V15.7.0 (2019-10)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
LTE;
Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA);
Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification
(3GPP TS 36.321 version 15.7.0 Release 15)
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Contents

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

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

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

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 7

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 7

3 Definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................................... 8

3.1 Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................... 8

3.2 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 11

4 General ................................................................................................................................................... 12

4.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 12

4.2 MAC architecture ............................................................................................................................................. 12

4.2.1 MAC Entities .............................................................................................................................................. 12

4.3 Services ............................................................................................................................................................ 15

4.3.1 Services provided to upper layers ............................................................................................................... 15

4.3.2 Services expected from physical layer ........................................................................................................ 15

4.4 Functions .......................................................................................................................................................... 15

4.5 Channel structure .............................................................................................................................................. 16

4.5.1 Transport Channels ..................................................................................................................................... 16

4.5.2 Logical Channels ........................................................................................................................................ 16

4.5.3 Mapping of Transport Channels to Logical Channels ................................................................................ 17

4.5.3.1 Uplink mapping ..................................................................................................................................... 17

4.5.3.2 Downlink mapping ................................................................................................................................ 17

4.5.3.3 Sidelink mapping .................................................................................................................................. 18

5 MAC procedures .................................................................................................................................... 19

5.1 Random Access procedure ............................................................................................................................... 19

5.1.1 Random Access Procedure initialization .................................................................................................... 19

5.1.2 Random Access Resource selection ............................................................................................................ 22

5.1.3 Random Access Preamble transmission ..................................................................................................... 24

5.1.4 Random Access Response reception........................................................................................................... 25

5.1.5 Contention Resolution ................................................................................................................................ 28

5.1.6 Completion of the Random Access procedure ............................................................................................ 30

5.2 Maintenance of Uplink Time Alignment .......................................................................................................... 31

5.3 DL-SCH data transfer ....................................................................................................................................... 32

5.3.1 DL Assignment reception ........................................................................................................................... 32

5.3.2 HARQ operation ......................................................................................................................................... 34

5.3.2.1 HARQ Entity......................................................................................................................................... 34

5.3.2.2 HARQ process ...................................................................................................................................... 35

5.3.3 Disassembly and demultiplexing ................................................................................................................ 36

5.4 UL-SCH data transfer ....................................................................................................................................... 36

5.4.1 UL Grant reception ..................................................................................................................................... 36

5.4.2 HARQ operation ......................................................................................................................................... 40

5.4.2.1 HARQ entity ......................................................................................................................................... 40

5.4.2.2 HARQ process ...................................................................................................................................... 43

5.4.3 Multiplexing and assembly ......................................................................................................................... 45

5.4.3.1 Logical channel prioritization ............................................................................................................... 45

5.4.3.2 Multiplexing of MAC Control Elements and MAC SDUs ................................................................... 47

5.4.4 Scheduling Request..................................................................................................................................... 47

5.4.5 Buffer Status Reporting .............................................................................................................................. 49

5.4.5a Data Volume and Power Headroom Reporting .......................................................................................... 51

5.4.6 Power Headroom Reporting ....................................................................................................................... 51

5.5 PCH reception .................................................................................................................................................. 53

5.6 BCH reception .................................................................................................................................................. 53

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5.7 Discontinuous Reception (DRX) ...................................................................................................................... 54

5.7a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) for SC-PTM ................................................................................................. 57

5.8 MAC reconfiguration ....................................................................................................................................... 58

5.9 MAC Reset ....................................................................................................................................................... 58

5.10 Semi-Persistent Scheduling .............................................................................................................................. 59

5.10.1 Downlink .................................................................................................................................................... 59

5.10.2 Uplink ......................................................................................................................................................... 60

5.11 Handling of unknown, unforeseen and erroneous protocol data ...................................................................... 61

5.12 MCH reception ................................................................................................................................................. 61

5.13 Activation/Deactivation of SCells .................................................................................................................... 61

5.14 SL-SCH Data transfer ...................................................................................................................................... 63

5.14.1 SL-SCH Data transmission ......................................................................................................................... 63

5.14.1.1 SL Grant reception and SCI transmission ............................................................................................. 63

5.14.1.2 Sidelink HARQ operation ..................................................................................................................... 69

5.14.1.2.1 Sidelink HARQ Entity ..................................................................................................................... 69

5.14.1.2.2 Sidelink process ............................................................................................................................... 69

5.14.1.3 Multiplexing and assembly ................................................................................................................... 70

5.14.1.3.1 Logical channel prioritization .......................................................................................................... 70

5.14.1.3.2 Multiplexing of MAC SDUs ........................................................................................................... 71

5.14.1.4 Buffer Status Reporting ......................................................................................................................... 71

5.14.1.5 TX carrier (re-)selection for V2X sidelink communication .................................................................. 73

5.14.2 SL-SCH Data reception .............................................................................................................................. 74

5.14.2.1 SCI reception......................................................................................................................................... 74

5.14.2.2 Sidelink HARQ operation ..................................................................................................................... 74

5.14.2.2.1 Sidelink HARQ Entity ..................................................................................................................... 74

5.14.2.2.2 Sidelink process ............................................................................................................................... 75

5.14.2.3 Disassembly and demultiplexing .......................................................................................................... 76

5.15 SL-DCH data transfer ....................................................................................................................................... 76

5.15.1 SL-DCH data transmission ......................................................................................................................... 76

5.15.1.1 Resource allocation ............................................................................................................................... 76

5.15.1.2 Sidelink HARQ operation ..................................................................................................................... 76

5.15.1.2.1 Sidelink HARQ Entity ..................................................................................................................... 76

5.15.1.2.2 Sidelink process ............................................................................................................................... 77

5.15.2 SL-DCH data reception .............................................................................................................................. 77

5.15.2.1 Sidelink HARQ operation ..................................................................................................................... 77

5.15.2.1.1 Sidelink HARQ Entity ..................................................................................................................... 77

5.15.2.1.2 Sidelink process ............................................................................................................................... 78

5.16 SL-BCH data transfer ....................................................................................................................................... 78

5.16.1 SL-BCH data transmission ......................................................................................................................... 78

5.16.2 SL-BCH data reception ............................................................................................................................... 79

5.17 Data inactivity monitoring ................................................................................................................................ 79

5.18 Recommended Bit Rate .................................................................................................................................... 79

5.19 Activation/Deactivation of CSI-RS resources .................................................................................................. 80

5.20 Preallocated uplink grant .................................................................................................................................. 80

5.21 SC-PTM Stop Indication .................................................................................................................................. 80

5.22 Entering Dormant SCell state ........................................................................................................................... 80

5.23 Autonomous Uplink ......................................................................................................................................... 82

5.24 Activation/Deactivation of PDCP duplication.................................................................................................. 82

6 Protocol Data Units, formats and parameters ......................................................................................... 83

6.1 Protocol Data Units .......................................................................................................................................... 83

6.1.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 83

6.1.2 MAC PDU (DL-SCH and UL-SCH except transparent MAC and Random Access Response, MCH) ...... 83

6.1.3 MAC Control Elements .............................................................................................................................. 85

6.1.3.1 Buffer Status Report MAC Control Elements ....................................................................................... 85

6.1.3.1a Sidelink BSR MAC Control Elements .................................................................................................. 87

6.1.3.2 C-RNTI MAC Control Element ............................................................................................................ 88

6.1.3.3 DRX Command MAC Control Element ............................................................................................... 89

6.1.3.4 UE Contention Resolution Identity MAC Control Element .................................................................. 89

6.1.3.5 Timing Advance Command MAC Control Element ............................................................................. 89

6.1.3.6 Power Headroom Report MAC Control Element ................................................................................. 90

6.1.3.6a Extended Power Headroom Report MAC Control Elements ................................................................ 90

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6.1.3.6b Dual Connectivity Power Headroom Report MAC Control Element ................................................... 93

6.1.3.7 MCH Scheduling Information MAC Control Element ......................................................................... 95

6.1.3.7a Extended MCH Scheduling Information MAC Control Element ......................................................... 96

6.1.3.8 Activation/Deactivation MAC Control Elements ................................................................................. 97

6.1.3.9 Long DRX Command MAC Control Element ...................................................................................... 98

6.1.3.10 Data Volume and Power Headroom Report MAC Control Element .................................................... 98

6.1.3.11 SPS confirmation MAC Control Element ............................................................................................. 99

6.1.3.12 SC-PTM Stop Indication MAC Control Element ................................................................................. 99

6.1.3.13 Recommended bit rate MAC Control Element ................................................................................... 100

6.1.3.14 Activation/Deactivation of CSI-RS resources MAC Control Element ............................................... 101

6.1.3.15 Hibernation MAC Control Elements ................................................................................................... 102

6.1.3.16 AUL confirmation MAC Control Element ......................................................................................... 103

6.1.3.17 PDCP Duplication Activation/Deactivation MAC Control Element .................................................. 104

6.1.4 MAC PDU (transparent MAC) ................................................................................................................. 104

6.1.5 MAC PDU (Random Access Response) ................................................................................................... 104

6.1.6 MAC PDU (SL-SCH) ............................................................................................................................... 106

6.2 Formats and parameters .................................................................................................................................. 108

6.2.1 MAC header for DL-SCH, UL-SCH and MCH........................................................................................ 108

6.2.2 MAC header for Random Access Response ............................................................................................. 111

6.2.3 MAC payload for Random Access Response ........................................................................................... 111

6.2.4 MAC header for SL-SCH ......................................................................................................................... 111

7 Variables and constants ........................................................................................................................ 112

7.1 RNTI values ................................................................................................................................................... 112

7.2 Backoff Parameter values ............................................................................................................................... 114

7.3 PRACH Mask Index values............................................................................................................................ 116

7.4 Subframe_Offset values ................................................................................................................................. 116

7.5 TTI_BUNDLE_SIZE value............................................................................................................................ 116

7.6 DELTA_PREAMBLE values ........................................................................................................................ 116

7.7 HARQ RTT Timers ........................................................................................................................................ 117

7.8 DL_REPETITION_NUMBER value ............................................................................................................. 119

7.9 UL_REPETITION_NUMBER value ............................................................................................................. 119

Annex A (normative): Handling of measurement gaps .................................................................. 120

Annex B (normative): Contention resolution for RACH access .................................................... 121

Annex C (informative): Intended UE behaviour for DRX Timers .................................................. 124

Annex D (normative): List of CRs Containing Early Implementable Features and

Corrections ................................................................................................... 126

Annex E (informative): Change history ............................................................................................. 127

History ............................................................................................................................................................ 135

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Foreword

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1 Scope
The present document specifies the E-UTRA MAC protocol.
2 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present

document.

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