11 SIM/ME test interface

04.143GPPIndividual equipment type requirements and interworkingSpecial conformance testing functionsTS

11.1 General

A special interface is required in order to perform the tests of the SIM/ME interface.

11.2 Formal aspects

It shall be possible to connect the SIM simulator to the ME. If an adapter is to be used, it shall be provided by the manufacturer of the ME.

When using the SIM simulator, the ME does not necessarily conform to all RF requirements.

When the SIM simulator is connected the ME shall be able to correctly send and receive on a TCH and associated channels under ideal radio conditions (according to GC3 of Annex 1).

11.3 Hardware and logical aspects of the interface

The signals on this interface are specified in 3GPP TS 11.11.

11.4 Mechanical characteristics of the interface

The interface of the SIM-simulator offers two connection types :

i) a paddle which is inserted into the ME under test in place of an IC card SIM, and connects with wires to the measuring equipment. The dimensions of the paddle are shown in Figure 3.

ii) a connector with leads of length 12cm, terminated directly at the contacting elements inside the ME under test.

For ME which use the plug in SIM, or when the paddle cannot be inserted due to constraints imposed by the ME design, then the ME manufacturer shall, for the purpose of testing the SIM/ME interface only, provide the ME with the connector of type ii) and the leads attached directly to the contacting elements. This connector with the flying leads shall be delivered by the test house.

Figure 3: Dimensions of full size paddle

Annex A (informative):
Change History

Date / Meeting

CR #

Remarks

New version

October 1998

A002

Changes to 04.14

5.1.0

SMG#27

Release 1997 version

6.0.0

SMG#29

Release 1998 version

7.0.0

SMG#30

A004

GPRS test mode

7.1.0

SMG#32

A010

Test Mode

8.1.0

GP-04

A011r1

Allocation of Message type values between GSM and 3G.

8.2.0

GP-04

Referenced changed to 3GPP TS xx.xx format

8.2.0

GP-05

A012

Introduction of EGPRS Test Mode

8.3.0

GP-10

A014r2

GPRS Test Mode B and RLC Block Loopback – Action on receipt of corrupt block

8.4.0

GP-15

A017r1

EGPRS Test loops clarifications

8.5.0

GP-20

A019r1

Correction to EGPRS Switched Radio Block Loopback Mode

8.6.0