5 Format and interpretation of tests

11.213GPPBase Station System (BSS) equipment specificationRadio aspectsRelease 1999TS

Each test in the following clauses has a standard format:

X Title

All tests are applicable to all equipment within the scope of this specification, unless the title of the test is Applicability (Phase 2) or Applicability (Phase 2+), and the applicability is defined below.

X.1 Test purpose

This subclause defines the purpose of the test.

X.2 Test case

This subclause describes the steps necessary to perform the test. The general test conditions described in clause 4 also apply.

X.3 Essential conformance

The essential conformance describes the conformance requirements necessary to ensure compatibility and to verify the important aspects of the transmission quality of the system. This subclause is divided into two parts:

Test environment

This subclause describes the test environment or environments under which the test shall be performed. Where more than one test environment is specified, the extent of testing is specified for each environment.

Conformance requirement

This subclause describes the requirement which shall be met for the specified tests.

The test case describes the testing for full conformance; for most tests a subset of these tests is specified for essential conformance. Therefore, any definition of testing in the essential conformance shall take precedence over the test case.

X.4 Complete conformance

The complete conformance describes the complete set of tests which may be performed to fully characterize all aspects of one performance parameter of the BSS.

Test environment

This subclause describes the test environment or environments under which the test shall be performed. Where more than one test environment is specified, the extent of testing is specified for each environment.

Conformance requirement

This subclause describes the requirement which shall be met for the specified tests.

X.5 Requirement reference

This subclause gives the reference to the subclauses in the GSM specifications from which the test requirements have been derived. Where the Requirement reference subclause references the ETSs corresponding to both the Phase 2 and Phase 2+ versions of the same GSM specification, the Phase 2 and Phase 2+ requirements which are referenced are consistent.