5.4.1A Channel spacing for CA

36.521-13GPPEvolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)Part 1: Conformance testingRadio transmission and receptionRelease 16TSUser Equipment (UE) conformance specification

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation with two or more component carriers, the nominal channel spacing between two adjacent E-UTRA component carriers is defined as the following unless stated otherwise:

where BWChannel(1) and BWChannel(2) are the channel bandwidths of the two respective E-UTRA component carriers according to Table 5.4.2-1 with values in MHz. The channel spacing for intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation can be adjusted to any multiple of 300 kHz less than the nominal channel spacing to optimize performance in a particular deployment scenario.

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation with two or more component carriers in Band 46, the requirements apply for both 19.8 MHz and 20.1 MHz nominal carrier spacing between two 20 MHz component carriers, and for 15.0 MHz nominal carrier spacing between 10 MHz and 20 MHz component carriers.

For intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation the channel spacing between two or more E-UTRA component carriers in different sub-blocks shall be larger than the nominal channel spacing defined in this subclause.