6.2A.1 UE maximum output power for CA

38.521-23GPPNRPart 2: Range 2 standaloneRadio transmission and receptionRelease 16TSUser Equipment (UE) conformance specification

6.2A.1.0 Minimum conformance requirements

For downlink intra-band contiguous and non-contiguous carrier aggregation with a single uplink component carrier configured in the NR band, the maximum output power is specified in subclause 6.2.1.1.3.

For uplink intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation for any CA bandwidth class, the maximum output power is specified in subclause 6.2.1.1.3.

Power class 3 is default power class.

6.2A.1.1 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA

6.2A.1.1.1 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (2UL CA)

Editor’s note: The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.1.1 Test purpose

To verify that the power of any UE emission shall not exceed specified lever for the specified channel bandwidth for CA under the deployment scenarios where additional requirements are specified.

6.2A.1.1.1.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 2UL CA.

6.2A.1.1.1.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.1.4 Test description

6.2A.1.1.1.4.1 Initial condition

Initial conditions are a set of test configurations the UE needs to be tested in and the steps for the SS to take with the UE to reach the correct measurement state.

The initial test configurations consist of environmental conditions, test frequencies, and channel bandwidths based on NR operating bands specified in table5.5A.1-1, 5.5A.2-1 and 5.5A.2-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each channel bandwidth and subcarrier spacing, are shown in table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA Test Configuration Table

Default Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.1

Normal, TL, TH (NOTE 2)

Test Frequencies as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.3.1.2.3 for different CA bandwidth classes

Low and High range

Test CC Combination setting (aggregated BW of the CA configuration) as specified in Table 5.5A.1-1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE

Highest aggregated BW of the CA configuration

(≤ 400 MHz aggregated channel bandwidth)

Test SCS as specified in Table 5.3.5-1

120 kHz

Test Parameters

CA Configuration / Aggregated BW

Downlink Configuration

Uplink Configuration

Test ID

CC & Mapping

( NOTE 4)

CBW (MHz)

RB allocation

Modulation

RB allocation

(NOTE 1)

1

PCC/CC1

100

N/A for this test

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full for PC2, PC3 and PC4

Inner_Full_Region1 for PC1

SCC/CC2

100

2

PCC/CC1

200

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full for PC2, PC3 and PC4

Inner_Full_Region1 for PC1

SCC/CC2

200

NOTE 1: The specific configuration of each RF allocation is defined in Table 6.1-1 for PC2, PC3 and PC4 or Table 6.1-2 for PC1.

NOTE 2: Test environment for UE Max TRP is normal only.

NOTE 3: CA Configuration Test cumulative aggregated BW settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.5A.1-1.

NOTE 4: PCC/CCi and SCC/CCj means PCC is on component carrier CCi and SCC is on component carrier CCj, with CCi or CCj frequencies defined in TS38.508-1 [10].

1. Connection between SS and UE is shown in TS 38.508-1 [10] Annex A, Figure A.3.3.1.1 for TE diagram and Figure A.3.4.1.1 for UE diagram.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals are initially set up according to Annex C.2 and TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 5.2.1.1.1, and uplink signals according to Annex G.0, G.1 and G.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channels are set according to Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1.

5. Propagation conditions are set according to Annex B.0

6. Ensure the UE is in state RRC_CONNECTED with generic procedure parameters Connectivity NR, Connected without release On, Test Mode On and Test Loop Function On according to TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 4.5. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3

6.2A.1.1.1.4.2 Test procedure

1. Configure SCC according to Annex C.0, C.1, C.2 for all downlink physical channels.

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 5.5.1. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC CE (Refer TS 38.321 [x], clauses 5.9, 6.1.3.10). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 38.133[25], clause 9.3).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0_1 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1. Since the UL has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Messages to configure the appropriate uplink modulation in section 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3.

5. Set the UE in the Tx beam peak direction found with a 3D EIRP scan as performed in Annex K.1.1. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

6. Send continuously uplink power control "up" commands in every uplink scheduling information to the UE; allow at least 200 msec starting from the first TPC command in this step to ensure that the UE transmits at its maximum output power. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

7. SS activates the UE Beamlock Function (UBF) by performing the procedure as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 4.9.2 using condition Tx only.

8. Measure UE EIRP in the Tx beam peak direction in the channel bandwidth of the radio access mode according to the test configuration, which shall meet the requirements described in Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1. EIRP test procedure is defined in Annex K.1.3. The measuring duration is one active uplink subframe. EIRP is calculated considering both polarizations, theta and phi.

9. Measure TRP of the transmitted signal for the assigned NR channel with a rectangular measurement filter with bandwidths according to Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1. Total radiated power is measured according to TRP measurement procedure defined in Annex K.1.7 and measurement grid specified in Annex M.4. TRP is calculated considering both polarizations, theta and phi.

10. SS deactivates the UE Beamlock Function (UBF) by performing the procedure as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 4.9.3.

NOTE 1: The BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME default value is defined in Annex K.1.1.

6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.1.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE maximum output test requirements for power class 1

UL CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257D

35+TT

55

40-TT

CA_n257G

35+TT

55

40-TT

CA_n260D

35+TT

55

38-TT

CA_n260G

35+TT

55

38-TT

CA_n260O

35+TT

55

38-TT

CA_n261D

35+TT

55

40-TT

CA_n261G

35+TT

55

40-TT

CA_n261O

35+TT

55

40-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE maximum output test requirements for power class 2

UL CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257D

23+TT

43

29-TT

CA_n257G

23+TT

43

29-TT

CA_n261D

23+TT

43

29-TT

CA_n261G

23+TT

43

29-TT

CA_n261O

23+TT

43

29-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

UL CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257D

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n257G

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n260D

23+TT

43

20.6-TT

CA_n260G

23+TT

43

20.6-TT

CA_n260O

23+TT

43

20.6-TT

CA_n261D

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n261G

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n261O

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-3a: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBp>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBp, ∑MBP (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257D/G

CA_n258

CA_n260D/G/O

CA_n261D/G/O

1

n257, n258

22.4-TT-MBp

1.3

2

n257, n260

22.4-TT-MBp

20.6-TT-MBp

1.0

3

n258, n260

20.6-TT-MBp

1.0

4

n258, n261

22.4-TT-MBp

1.0

5

n260, n261

0.0

No relaxation factor allowed

6

n257, n258, n260

22.4-TT-MBp

20.6-TT-MBp

1.7

7

n257, n258, n261

22.4-TT-MBp

22.4-TT-MBp

1.7

8

n257, n260, n261

22.4-TT-MBp

20.6-TT-MBp

22.4-TT-MBp

0.5

9

n258, n260, n261

20.6-TT-MBp

22.4-TT-MBp

1.5

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

22.4-TT-MBp

20.6-TT-MBp

22.4-TT-MBp

1.7

Note 1: MBp is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-2 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBp over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-3b: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

2.65 dB

2.77 dB

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-3c: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30cm

2.87 dB

2.87 dB

Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE maximum output test requirements for power class 4

UL CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257D

23+TT

43

34-TT

CA_n257G

23+TT

43

34-TT

CA_n260B

23+TT

43

31-TT

CA_n260D

23+TT

43

31-TT

CA_n260G

23+TT

43

31-TT

CA_n260O

23+TT

43

31-TT

CA_n261B

23+TT

43

34-TT

CA_n261D

23+TT

43

34-TT

CA_n261G

23+TT

43

34-TT

CA_n261O

23+TT

43

34-TT

6.2A.1.1.2 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (3UL CA)

Editor’s note: The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.2.1 Test purpose

To verify that the power of any UE emission shall not exceed specified lever for the specified channel bandwidth for CA under the deployment scenarios where additional requirements are specified.

6.2A.1.1.2.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 3UL CA.

6.2A.1.1.2.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.2.4 Test description

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.2.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 use clause 6.2A.1.1.2.4.3.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.2.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.2.4.1-1: Test Configuration Tabl

Default Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.1

Normal, TL, TH (NOTE 2)

Test Frequencies as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.3.1.2.3 for different CA bandwidth classes

Low and High range

Test CC Combination setting (aggregated BW of the CA configuration) as specified in Table 5.5A.1-1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE

Highest aggregated BW (≤ 400 MHz aggregated channel bandwidth)

Test SCS as specified in Table 5.3.5-1

120 kHz

Test Parameters

CA Configuration / Aggregated BW

Downlink Configuration

Uplink Configuration

Test ID

CC & Mapping (NOTE 4)

CBW (MHz)

RB allocation

Modulation

RB allocation

(NOTE 1)

1

PCC/CC1

100

N/A for this test

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full for PC2, PC3 and PC4

Inner_Full_Region1 for PC1

SCC/CC2

100

SCC/CC3

100

NOTE 1: The specific configuration of each RF allocation is defined in Table 6.1-1 for PC2, PC3 and PC4 or Table 6.1-2 for PC1.

NOTE 2: Test environment for UE Max TRP is normal only.

NOTE 3: CA Configuration Test cumulative aggregated BW settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.5A.1-1.

NOTE 4: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same cumulative aggregated BW, only the combination with the lowest PCC ChBW is tested.

NOTE 5: PCC/CCi and SCC/CCj means PCC is on component carrier CCi and SCC is on component carrier CCj, with CCi or CCj frequencies defined in TS38.508-1 [10].

6.2A.1.1.2.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.2.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.2.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.2.5-1: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257H

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.2.5-1a: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

2.65 dB

2.77 dB

Table 6.2A.1.1.2.5-1b: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

2.87 dB

2.87 dB

6.2A.1.1.3 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (4UL CA)

Editor’s note: The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.3.1 Test purpose

To verify that the power of any UE emission shall not exceed specified lever for the specified channel bandwidth for CA under the deployment scenarios where additional requirements are specified.

6.2A.1.1.3.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 4UL CA.

6.2A.1.1.3.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.3.4 Test description

6.2A.1.1.3.4.1 Initial condition

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.3.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 use clause 6.2A.1.1.3.4.3.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.3.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.3.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Default Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.1

Normal, TL, TH (NOTE 2)

Test Frequencies as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.3.1.2.3 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCC are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2

Low and High range

Test CC Combination setting (cumulative aggregated BW of the CA configuration) as specified in Table 5.5A.1-1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE

Highest aggregated BW (≤ 400 MHz aggregated channel bandwidth)

Test SCS as specified in Table 5.3.5-1

120 kHz

Test Parameters

CA Configuration / Aggregated BW

Downlink Configuration

Uplink Configuration

Test ID

CC & Mapping (NOTE 4)

ChBw

RB allocation

Modulation

RB allocation

(NOTE 1)

1

PCC/CC1

100

N/A for this test

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full for PC2, PC3 and PC4

Inner_Full_Region1 for PC1

SCC/CC2

100

SCC/CC3

100

SCC/CC4

100

NOTE 1: The specific configuration of each RF allocation is defined in Table 6.1-1 for PC2, PC3 and PC4 or Table 6.1-2 for PC1.

NOTE 2: Test environment for UE Max TRP is normal only.

NOTE 3: CA Configuration Test cumulative aggregated BW settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.5A.1-1.

NOTE 4: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same cumulative aggregated BW, only the combination with the lowest PCC ChBW is tested.

NOTE 5: PCC/CCi and SCC/CCj means PCC is on component carrier CCi and SCC is on component carrier CCj, with CCi or CCj frequencies defined in TS38.508-1 [10].

6.2A.1.1.3.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.3.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.3.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.3.5-1: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257I

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.3.5-1a: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

2.65 dB

2.77 dB

Table 6.2A.1.1.3.5-1b: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

2.87 dB

2.87 dB

6.2A.1.1.4 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (5UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.
  • Test Tolerances in the Test Requirement are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.4.1 Test purpose

To verify that the error of the UE maximum output power does not exceed the range prescribed by the specified nominal maximum output power and tolerance.

An excess maximum output power has the possibility to interfere to other channels or other systems. A small maximum output power decreases the coverage area.

6.2A.1.1.4.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 5UL CA.

NOTE: This test case can’t be performed due to lack of appropriate test points.

6.2A.1.1.4.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.4.4 Test description

6.2A.1.1.4.4.1 Initial condition

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.4.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 use clause 6.2A.1.1.4.4.3.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.4.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.4.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

NOTE: No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.

6.2A.1.1.4.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.4.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.4.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.4.5-1: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257J

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.4.5-1a: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

Table 6.2A.1.1.4.5-1b: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

6.2A.1.1.5 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (6UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.
  • Test Tolerances in the Test Requirement are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.5.1 Test purpose

To verify that the error of the UE maximum output power does not exceed the range prescribed by the specified nominal maximum output power and tolerance.

An excess maximum output power has the possibility to interfere to other channels or other systems. A small maximum output power decreases the coverage area.

6.2A.1.1.5.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 6UL CA.

NOTE: This test case can’t be performed due to lack of appropriate test points.

6.2A.1.1.5.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.5.4 Test description

6.2A.1.1.5.4.1 Initial condition

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.5.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 use clause 6.2A.1.1.5.4.3.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.5.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.5.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

NOTE: No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.

6.2A.1.1.5.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.5.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.5.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.5.5-1: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257K

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n260K

23+TT

43

20.6-TT

CA_n261K

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.5.5-1a: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

Table 6.2A.1.1.5.5-1b: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

6.2A.1.1.6 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (7UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.
  • Test Tolerances in the Test Requirement are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.6.1 Test purpose

To verify that the error of the UE maximum output power does not exceed the range prescribed by the specified nominal maximum output power and tolerance.

An excess maximum output power has the possibility to interfere to other channels or other systems. A small maximum output power decreases the coverage area.

6.2A.1.1.6.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 7UL CA.

NOTE: This test case can’t be performed due to lack of appropriate test points.

6.2A.1.1.6.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.6.4 Test description

6.2A.1.1.6.4.1 Initial condition

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.6.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 use clause 6.2A.1.1.6.4.3.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.6.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.6.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

NOTE: No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.

6.2A.1.1.6.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.6.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.6.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.6.5-1: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257L

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n260L

23+TT

43

20.6-TT

CA_n261L

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.6.5-1a: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

Table 6.2A.1.1.6.5-1b: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

6.2A.1.1.7 UE maximum output power – EIRP and TRP for CA (8UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Test Procedures for EIRP beam peak Extreme Conditions are FFS.
  • Test Tolerances in the Test Requirement are FFS.

6.2A.1.1.7.1 Test purpose

To verify that the error of the UE maximum output power does not exceed the range prescribed by the specified nominal maximum output power and tolerance.

An excess maximum output power has the possibility to interfere to other channels or other systems. A small maximum output power decreases the coverage area.

6.2A.1.1.7.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 8UL CA.

NOTE: This test case can’t be performed due to lack of appropriate test points.

6.2A.1.1.7.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.1.0.

6.2A.1.1.7.4 Test description

6.2A.1.1.7.4.1 Initial condition

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.7.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.2A.1.1.1.4.3 use clause 6.2A.1.1.7.4.3.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.1.5-1 use Table 6.2A.1.1.7.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.7.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

NOTE: No test points are defined since there is no configuration satisfying MPR=0dB requirements in RAN4.

6.2A.1.1.7.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.1.7.5 Test Requirements

The EIRP derived in step 8 and TRP derived in step 9 shall not exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.1.7.5-1.

Table 6.2A.1.1.7.5-1: UE maximum output test requirements for power class 3

CA configuration

Max TRP (dBm)

Max EIRP (dBm)

Min peak EIRP (dBm)

CA_n257M

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

CA_n260M

23+TT

43

20.6-TT

CA_n261M

23+TT

43

22.4-TT

Table 6.2A.1.1.7.5-1a: Test Tolerance (Max TRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

Table 6.2A.1.1.7.5-1b: Test Tolerance (Min peak EIRP for Power class 3)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

Max device size ≤ 30 cm

TBD

TBD

6.2A.1.2 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage

6.2A.1.2.1 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (2UL CA)

Editor’s note: The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.1.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.1.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 2UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.1.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.1.4 Test description

6.2A.1.2.1.4.1 Initial condition

Initial conditions are a set of test configurations the UE needs to be tested in and the steps for the SS to take with the UE to reach the correct measurement state.

The initial test configurations consist of environmental conditions, test frequencies, and channel bandwidths based on NR operating bands specified in table 5.5A.1-1, 5.5A.2-1 and 5.5A.2-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each channel bandwidth and subcarrier spacing, are shown in table 6.2A.1.2.1.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.4.1-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA Test Configuration Table (single CC requirement)

Default Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.1

Normal (NOTE 2)

Test Frequencies as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.3.1.2.3 for different CA bandwidth classes

Low and High range

Test CC Combination setting (aggregated BW of the CA configuration) as specified in Table 5.5A.1-1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE

Highest aggregated BW (≤ 400 MHz aggregated channel bandwidth)

Test SCS as specified in Table 5.3.5-1

120 kHz

Test Parameters

CA Configuration / Aggregated BW

Downlink Configuration

Uplink Configuration

Test ID

CC & Mapping (NOTE 4)

CBW (MHz)

RB allocation

Modulation

RB allocation

(NOTE 1)

1

PCC/CC1

100

N/A for this test

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full for PC2, PC3 and PC4

Inner_Full_Region1 for PC1

SCC/CC2

100

2

PCC/CC1

200

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full for PC2, PC3 and PC4

Inner_Full_Region1 for PC1

SCC/CC2

200

NOTE 1: The specific configuration of each RF allocation is defined in Table 6.1-1 for PC2, PC3 and PC4 or Table 6.1-2 for PC1.

NOTE 2: CA Configuration Test cumulative aggregated BW settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.5A.1-1.

NOTE 3: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same cumulative aggregated BW, only the combination with the lowest PCC ChBW is tested.

NOTE 4: PCC/CCi and SCC/CCj means PCC is on component carrier CCi and SCC is on component carrier CCj, with CCi or CCj frequencies defined in TS38.508-1 [10].

1. Connection between SS and UE is shown in TS 38.508-1 [10] Annex A, Figure A.3.3.1.1 for TE diagram and Figure A.3.4.1.1 for UE diagram.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0 and TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 5.2.1.1.1, and uplink signals according to Annex G.0, G.1 and G.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channels are set according to Table 6.2A.1.2.1.4.1-1.

5. Propagation conditions are set according to Annex B.0

6. Ensure the UE is in state RRC_CONNECTED with generic procedure parameters Connectivity NR, Connected without release On, Test Mode On and Test Loop Function On according to TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 4.5. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.2.1.4.3

6.2A.1.2.1.4.2 Test procedure

1. Configure PCC and SCC according to Annex C.0, C.1, C.2 and Annex C.3.0 for all downlink physical channels.

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 5.5.1 Procedure to configure SCC(s) for NR RF CA testing. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.2.1.4.3.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC CE (Refer TS 38.321, clauses 5.9, 6.1.3.10). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 38.133[25], clause 9.3).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0_1 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.2A.1.2.1.4.1-1. Since the UL has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Messages to configure the appropriate uplink modulation in section 6.2A.1.2.1.4.3.

5. Set the UE in the Tx beam peak direction found with a 3D EIRP scan as performed in Annex K.1.1. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

6. Send continuously uplink power control "up" commands in every uplink scheduling information to the UE; allow at least 200 msec to ensure that the UE transmits at its maximum output power. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

7. Measure UE EIRP in the Tx beam peak direction in the channel bandwidth of the radio access mode according to the test configuration. Repeat EIRP measurements for all directions in the sphere according to EIRP measurement procedure defined in Annex K.1.3. After a rotation, allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for UE to find the best beam to use. The measuring duration is one active uplink subframe. EIRP is calculated considering both polarizations, theta and phi.

8. Calculate a cumulative distribution function for the measured EIRP values.

NOTE 1: The BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME default value is defined in Annex K.1.1.

6.2A.1.2.1.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.2.1.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257D

32.0-TT

CA_n257G

32.0-TT

CA_n260D

30.0-TT

CA_n260G

30.0-TT

CA_n260O

30.0-TT

CA_n261D

32.0-TT

CA_n261G

32.0-TT

CA_n261O

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257D

18.0-TT

CA_n257G

18.0-TT

CA_n261D

18.0-TT

CA_n261G

18.0-TT

CA_n261O

18.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257D

11.5-TT

CA_n257G

11.5-TT

CA_n260D

8-TT

CA_n260G

8-TT

CA_n260O

8-TT

CA_n261D

11.5-TT

CA_n261G

11.5-TT

CA_n261O

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257D/G

CA_n258

CA_n260D/G/O

CA_n261D/G/O

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257D

25-TT

CA_n257G

25-TT

CA_n260D

19-TT

CA_n260G

19-TT

CA_n260O

19-TT

CA_n261D

25-TT

CA_n261G

25-TT

CA_n261O

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

2.58 dB

2.58 dB

6.2A.1.2.2 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (3UL CA)

Editor’s note: The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.2.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.2.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 3UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.2.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.2.4 Test description

6.2A.1.2.2.4.1 Initial condition

Initial conditions are a set of test configurations the UE needs to be tested in and the steps for the SS to take with the UE to reach the correct measurement state.

The initial test configurations consist of environmental conditions, test frequencies, and channel bandwidths based on NR operating bands specified in table 5.5A.1-1, 5.5A.2-1 and 5.5A.2-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each channel bandwidth and subcarrier spacing, are shown in table 6.2A.1.2.2.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.4.1-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA Test Configuration Table (single CC requirement)

Default Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.1

Normal (NOTE 2)

Test Frequencies as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.3.1.2.3 for different CA bandwidth classes

Low and High range

Test CC Combination setting (aggregated BW of the CA configuration) as specified in Table 5.5A.1-1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE

Highest aggregated BW (≤ 400 MHz aggregated channel bandwidth)

Test SCS as specified in Table 5.3.5-1

120 kHz

Test Parameters

CA Configuration / Aggregated BW

Downlink Configuration

Uplink Configuration

Test ID

CC & Mapping (NOTE 4)

CBW (MHz)

RB allocation

Modulation

RB allocation

(NOTE 1)

1

PCC/CC1

100

N/A for this test

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full

SCC/CC2

100

SCC/CC3

100

NOTE 1: The specific configuration of each RF allocation is defined in Table 6.1-1 for PC2, PC3 and PC4 or Table 6.1-2 for PC1.

NOTE 2: CA Configuration Test cumulative aggregated BW settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.5A.1-1.

NOTE 3: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same cumulative aggregated BW, only the combination with the lowest PCC ChBW is tested.

NOTE 4: PCC/CCi and SCC/CCj means PCC is on component carrier CCi and SCC is on component carrier CCj, with CCi or CCj frequencies defined in TS38.508-1 [10].

1. Connection between SS and UE is shown in TS 38.508-1 [10] Annex A, Figure A.3.3.1.1 for TE diagram and Figure A.3.4.1.1 for UE diagram.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0 and TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 5.2.1.1.1, and uplink signals according to Annex G.0, G.1 and G.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channels are set according to Table 6.2A.1.2.2.4.1-1.

5. Propagation conditions are set according to Annex B.0

6. Ensure the UE is in state RRC_CONNECTED with generic procedure parameters Connectivity NR, Connected without release On, Test Mode On and Test Loop Function On according to TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 4.5. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.2.2.4.3

6.2A.1.2.2.4.2 Test procedure

1. Configure PCC and SCCs according to Annex C.0, C.1, C.2 and Annex C.3.0 for all downlink physical channels.

2. The SS shall configure SCCs as per TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 5.5.1 Procedure to configure SCC(s) for NR RF CA testing. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.2.2.4.3.

3. SS activates SCCs by sending the activation MAC CE (Refer TS 38.321[x], clauses 5.9, 6.1.3.10). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 38.133[25], clause 9.3).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0_1 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.2A.1.2.2.4.1-1. Since the UL has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Messages to configure the appropriate uplink modulation in section 6.2A.1.2.2.4.3.

5. Set the UE in the Tx beam peak direction found with a 3D EIRP scan as performed in Annex K.1.1. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

6. Send continuously uplink power control "up" commands in every uplink scheduling information to the UE; allow at least 200 msec to ensure that the UE transmits at its maximum output power. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

7. Measure UE EIRP in the Tx beam peak direction in the channel bandwidth of the radio access mode according to the test configuration. Repeat EIRP measurements for all directions in the sphere according to EIRP measurement procedure defined in Annex K.1.3. After a rotation, allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for UE to find the best beam to use. The measuring duration is one active uplink subframe. EIRP is calculated considering both polarizations, theta and phi.

8. Calculate a cumulative distribution function for the measured EIRP values.

NOTE 1: The BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME default value is defined in Annex K.1.1.

6.2A.1.2.2.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.2.2.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257H

32.0-TT

CA_n260H

30.0-TT

CA_n260P

30.0-TT

CA_n261H

32.0-TT

CA_n261P

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257H

18.0-TT

CA_n261H

18.0-TT

CA_n261P

18.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257H

11.5-TT

CA_n260H

8-TT

CA_n260P

8-TT

CA_n261H

11.5-TT

CA_n261P

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257H

CA_n258

CA_n260H/P

CA_n261H/P

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257H

25-TT

CA_n260H

19-TT

CA_n260P

19-TT

CA_n261H

25-TT

CA_n261P

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.2.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

2.58 dB

2.58 dB

6.2A.1.2.3 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (4UL CA)

Editor’s note: The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.3.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.3.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 4UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.3.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.3.4 Test description

6.2A.1.2.3.4.1 Initial condition

Initial conditions are a set of test configurations the UE needs to be tested in and the steps for the SS to take with the UE to reach the correct measurement state.

The initial test configurations consist of environmental conditions, test frequencies, and channel bandwidths based on NR operating bands specified in table 5.5A.1-1, 5.5A.2-1 and 5.5A.2-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each channel bandwidth and subcarrier spacing, are shown in table 6.2A.1.2.3.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.4.1-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA Test Configuration Table (single CC requirement)

Default Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.3.1.2.3 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCC are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2

Low and High range

Test CC Combination setting (cumulative aggregated BW of the CA configuration) as specified in Table 5.5A.1-1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE

Highest aggregated BW (≤ 400 MHz aggregated channel bandwidth)

Test SCS as specified in Table 5.3.5-1

120 kHz

Test Parameters

CA Configuration / Aggregated BW

Downlink Configuration

Uplink Configuration

Test ID

CC & Mapping (NOTE 4)

ChBw

RB allocation

Modulation

RB allocation

(NOTE 1)

1

PCC/CC1

100

N/A for this test

DFT-s-OFDM QPSK

Inner Full

SCC/CC2

100

SCC/CC3

100

SCC/CC4

100

NOTE 1: The specific configuration of each RF allocation is defined in Table 6.1-1 for PC2, PC3 and PC4 or Table 6.1-2 for PC1.

NOTE 2: CA Configuration Test cumulative aggregated BW settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.5A.1-1.

NOTE 3: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same cumulative aggregated BW, only the combination with the lowest PCC ChBW is tested.

NOTE 4: PCC/CCi and SCC/CCj means PCC is on component carrier CCi and SCC is on component carrier CCj, with CCi or CCj frequencies defined in TS38.508-1 [10].

1. Connection between SS and UE is shown in TS 38.508-1 [10] Annex A, Figure A.3.3.1.1 for TE diagram and Figure A.3.4.1.1 for UE diagram.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.2 and TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 5.2.1.1.1, and uplink signals according to Annex G.0, G.1 and G.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channels are set according to Table 6.2A.1.2.3.4.1-1.

5. Propagation conditions are set according to Annex B.0

6. Ensure the UE is in state RRC_CONNECTED with generic procedure parameters Connectivity NR, Connected without release On, Test Mode On and Test Loop Function On according to TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 4.5. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.2.3.4.3

6.2A.1.2.3.4.2 Test procedure

1. Configure PCC and SCC according to Annex C.0, C.1, C.2 and Annex C.3.0 for all downlink physical channels.

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 38.508-1 [10] clause 5.5.1 Procedure to configure SCC(s) for NR RF CA testing. Message contents are defined in clause 6.2A.1.2.3.4.3.

3. SS activates SCCs by sending the activation MAC CE (Refer TS 38.321, clauses 5.9, 6.1.3.10). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 38.133[25], clause 9.3).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0_1 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.2A.1.2.3.4.1-1. Since the UL has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Messages to configure the appropriate uplink modulation in section 6.2A.1.2.3.4.3.

5. Set the UE in the Tx beam peak direction found with a 3D EIRP scan as performed in Annex K.1.1. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

6. Send continuously uplink power control "up" commands in every uplink scheduling information to the UE; allow at least 200 msec to ensure that the UE transmits at its maximum output power. Allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for the UE Tx beam selection to complete.

7. Measure UE EIRP in the Tx beam peak direction in the channel bandwidth of the radio access mode according to the test configuration. Repeat EIRP measurements for all directions in the sphere according to EIRP measurement procedure defined in Annex K.1.3. After a rotation, allow at least BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME (Note 1) for UE to find the best beam to use. The measuring duration is one active uplink subframe. EIRP is calculated considering both polarizations, theta and phi.

8. Calculate a cumulative distribution function for the measured EIRP values.

NOTE 1: The BEAM_SELECT_WAIT_TIME default value is defined in Annex K.1.1.

6.2A.1.2.3.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 38.508-1 [10] subclause 4.6.

6.2A.1.2.3.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257I

32.0-TT

CA_n260I

30.0-TT

CA_n260Q

30.0-TT

CA_n261I

32.0-TT

CA_n261Q

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257I

32.0-TT

CA_n261I

32.0-TT

CA_n261Q

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257I

11.5-TT

CA_n260I

8-TT

CA_n260Q

8-TT

CA_n261I

11.5-TT

CA_n261Q

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257I

CA_n258

CA_n260I/Q

CA_n261I/Q

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257I

25-TT

CA_n260I

19-TT

CA_n260Q

19-TT

CA_n261I

25-TT

CA_n261Q

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.3.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (Aggregated BW ≤ 400MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

2.58 dB

2.58 dB

6.2A.1.2.4 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (5UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Test configuration table is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.4.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.4.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 5UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.4.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.4.4 Test description

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.2.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.2.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.2.4.4.1-1.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-1 to 5 use Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-1 to 5.

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

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6.2A.1.2.4.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257J

32.0-TT

CA_n260J

30.0-TT

CA_n261J

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257J

18.0-TT

CA_n261J

18.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257J

11.5-TT

CA_n260J

8-TT

CA_n261J

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257J

CA_n258

CA_n260J

CA_n261J

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257J

25-TT

CA_n260J

19-TT

CA_n261J

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.4.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (400MHz < Aggregated BW ≤ 800MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

FFS

FFS

6.2A.1.2.5 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (6UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Test configuration table is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.5.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.5.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 6UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.5.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.5.4 Test description

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.2.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.2.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.2.5.4.1-1.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-1 to 5 use Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-1 to 5.

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

FFS

6.2A.1.2.5.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257K

32.0-TT

CA_n260K

30.0-TT

CA_n261K

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257K

18.0-TT

CA_n261K

18.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257K

11.5-TT

CA_n260K

8-TT

CA_n261K

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257J

CA_n258

CA_n260J

CA_n261J

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257K

25-TT

CA_n260K

19-TT

CA_n261K

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.5.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (400MHz < Aggregated BW ≤ 800MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

FFS

FFS

6.2A.1.2.6 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (7UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Test configuration table is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.6.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.6.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 7UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.6.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.6.4 Test description

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.2.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.2.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.2.6.4.1-1.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-5 use Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-5.

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

FFS

6.2A.1.2.6.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257L

32.0-TT

CA_n260L

30.0-TT

CA_n261L

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257L

18.0-TT

CA_n261L

18.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257L

11.5-TT

CA_n260L

8-TT

CA_n261L

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257L

CA_n258

CA_n260L

CA_n261L

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257L

25-TT

CA_n260L

19-TT

CA_n261L

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.6.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (400MHz < Aggregated BW ≤ 800MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

FFS

FFS

6.2A.1.2.7 UE maximum output power – Spherical coverage for CA (8UL CA)

Editor’s note: This clause is incomplete. The following aspects are either missing or not yet determined:

  • Test configuration table is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances for intra-band contiguous CA supporting aggregated BW > 400MHz is TBD.
  • Measurement Uncertainties and Test Tolerances are FFS for power class 1, 2 and 4.

6.2A.1.2.7.1 Test purpose

To verify that the spatial coverage of the UE for CA in expected directions is acceptable.

6.2A.1.2.7.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of NR UE release 15 and forward that supports FR2 8UL CA.

6.2A.1.2.7.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.2A.1.0.

6.2A.1.2.7.4 Test description

Same as in clause 6.2A.1.2.1.4 with following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.1.2.4.1-1 use Table 6.2A.1.2.7.4.1-1.

– Instead of Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.1.5-5 use Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-5.

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

FFS

6.2A.1.2.7.5 Test requirement

The defined %-tile EIRP in measurement distribution derived in step 8 shall exceed the values specified in Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-1 to Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-4.

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-1: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 1

Operating band

Min EIRP at 85%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257M

32.0-TT

CA_n260M

30.0-TT

CA_n261M

32.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-2: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 2

Operating band

Min EIRP at 60%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257M

18.0-TT

CA_n261M

18.0-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-3: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for single band UE or multiband UE declaring MBs = 0 in all FR2 bands

Operating band

Min EIRP at 50t%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257M

11.5-TT

CA_n260M

8-TT

CA_n261M

11.5-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-3a: UE spherical coverage for power class 3 for multi band UE declaring MBs>0 in any FR2 band

ID

Supported FR2 bands set

Test requirement (dB)

(Note 1)

Maximum sum of MBs, ∑MBs (dB)

(Note 3)

Comments

CA_n257M

CA_n258

CA_n260M

CA_n261M

1

n257, n258

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

2

n257, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

3

n258, n260

8-TT-MBs

0.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

4

n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

5

n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

0.75

No relaxation allowed for n260

6

n257, n258, n260

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

7

n257, n258, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

8

n257, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

9

n258, n260, n261

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.25

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

10

n257, n258, n260, n261

11.5-TT-MBs

8-TT-MBs

11.5-TT-MBs

1.75

Maximum 0.4 dB relaxation allowed for n260

Note 1: MBs is the Multiband Relaxation factor declared by the UE for the tested band in table A.4.3.9-3 of TS38.508-2. This declaration shall fulfil the requirements in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3.

Note 2: All UE supported bands needs to be tested to ensure the multiband relaxation declaration is compliant

Note 3: Max allowed sum of MBs over all supported FR2 bands as defined in clause 6.2.1.1.3.3

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-4: Intra-band Contiguous CA UE spherical coverage for power class 4

Operating band

Min EIRP at 20%-tile CDF (dBm)

CA_n257M

25-TT

CA_n260M

19-TT

CA_n261M

25-TT

Table 6.2A.1.2.7.5-5: Test Tolerance (Spherical coverage) (400MHz < Aggregated BW ≤ 800MHz)

Test Metric

FR2a

FR2b

IFF (Max device size ≤ 30 cm)

FFS

FFS