7.5 Reference interference level

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

7.5.1 Test Purpose

The reference interference level is a measure of the capability of the receiver to receive a wanted modulated signal without exceeding a given degradation due to the presence of an unwanted modulated signal at the same carrier frequency (co-channel interference) or at any adjacent carrier frequencies (adjacent channel interference).

7.5.2 Test Case

If Slow Frequency Hopping (SFH) is supported by the BSS, it shall be disabled during this measurement, except when performing tests using propagation conditions with ideal SFH.

When SFH is used in the test, the BSS shall hop over the maximum range and number of ARFCNs possible for the test environment and which are available in the BSS configuration. If SFH is not supported, the test shall be performed on the specified number of ARFCNs. As a minimum, one time slot shall be tested on one TRX.

Two input signals shall be connected to the receiver via a combining network. When testing each signal shall be connected through a Multipath Fading Simulator (MFS) as described in annex B.1, except in the cases of frequency offsets of the interfering signal from the wanted signal of 400kHz or greater, where the interferer shall be static. The two multipath fading propagation conditions shall be uncorrelated.

The referred power level for both signals shall be the average power into the BSS RX antenna connector. This shall be measured by taking the mean powers of the sum of the individual paths.

For GMSK modulated circuit switched channels, the wanted signal shall have the power level as defined in table 18. It shall have normal GSM modulation. In the case of a pico-BTS, the power level defined in table 18 (*) shall be 4dB greater for measurements performed with interferer offsets of 400kHz or greater.

For packet switched channels and for ECSD, the wanted signal level shall be (X-9dB+Ir), where "X" is the power level defined in table 18 and "Ir" is the co-channel interference ratio defined in table 19b.

Table 18: Test signal average input level for Reference Interference Level measurements

BTS Type

Test signal average input level to receiver

GSM 400/GSM850/GSM900/DCS1800/PCS 1900/MXM 850/MXM 1900 BTS

‑84 dBm

GSM900/GSM850/MXM 850 micro‑BTS M1

‑77 dBm

GSM900/GSM850/MXM 850 micro‑BTS M2

‑72 dBm

GSM900/GSM850/MXM 850 micro‑BTS M3

‑67 dBm

GSM900/GSM850/MXM 850 pico-BTS P1

‑68 dBm *

DCS1800/PCS 1900/ MXM 1900 micro‑BTS M1

‑82 dBm

DCS1800/PCS 1900/ MXM 1900 micro‑BTS M2

‑77 dBm

DCS1800/PCS 1900/ MXM 1900 micro‑BTS M3

‑72 dBm

DCS1800/PCS 1900/ MXM 1900 pico-BTS P1

-75 dBm *

The interfering signal shall be continuous and have GSM modulation of a pseudo‑random bitstream without midamble. If the TRX supports 8-PSK it shall be tested with the interfering signal having GMSK modulation and with the interfering signal having 8-PSK modulation, unless it can be demonstrated that it is sufficient to test either with GMSK or 8-PSK modulated interfering signal. If the TRX does not support 8-PSK it shall be tested with the interfering signal having GMSK modulation. For SFH this interferer shall consist of either one signal which hops in synchronization with the time slot under test or a number of fixed frequency signal sources. In the latter case the number of interfering sources determines the number of frequencies over which the time slot under test can hop in the test environment irrespective of the upper limit of the BTS.

For GMSK modulated circuit switched channels, the test shall be performed with frequency offsets of the interfering signal from the wanted signal, for a relative level of interfering signal above the wanted signal as specified in table 19.

For packet switched channels and ECSD, the test shall be performed with frequency offsets of the interfering signal from the wanted signal, for a carrier to interferer ratio, relative to the co-channel interference ratio (C/Ic), as specified in table 19a. The minimum co-channel interference ratio (C/Ic) for all the combinations of packet switched logical channel type and propagation condition are as specified in table 19b.

In the case of Slow Frequency Hopping (SFH) the interfering signal shall be on the same ARFCN as the wanted signal over the useful part of the time slot burst. For offsets greater than 0 kHz only the multipath propagation condition TU50 (no SFH) need be tested for normal and micro-BTS systems, and only the multipath propagation condition TI5 (no SFH) need be tested for pico-BTS systems.

Table 19: Co-channel and adjacent channel interference rejections for circuit switched channels except ECSD

Interferers offset:

Carrier to Interferer Ratio:

Fading of interferer

Normal and Micro-BTS

Pico-BTS

0 kHz

9 dB

13 dB

yes

200 kHz

‑9 dB

‑5 dB

yes

400 kHz

‑41 dB

-37dB

no

Table 19a: Co-channel and adjacent channel interference ratios for packet switched channels and for ECSD

Interferers offset:

Carrier to Interferer Ratio GMSK

Carrier to Interferer Ratio 8-PSK

Fading of interferer

0 kHz

C/Ic (table 19b)

C/Ic (table 19b)

yes

200 kHz

C/Ic – 18 dB

Table 19c

yes

400 kHz

C/Ic – 50 dB

C/Ic – 50 dB

yes

Table 19b: Co-channel interference ratios (C/Ic) for packet switched channels and for ECSD

GSM 400, GSM900, GSM 850 and MXM 850***

Channel Type

Unit

Carrier to Interferer Ratios for specified propagation conditions

TU3 (no SFH)

TU50 (no SFH)

TU50 (ideal SFH)

RA250 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

PDTCH/CS-1

dB

13

10

9

9

14

PDTCH/CS-2

dB

15

14

13

13

18

PDTCH/CS-3

dB

16

16

15

16

20

PDTCH/CS-4

dB

21

24

24

*

27

PDTCH/MCS-1

dB

13

10.5

9.5

10

14.5

PDTCH/MCS-2

dB

15

12.5

12

12

16.5

PDTCH/MCS-3

dB

16.5

17

17

19

21

PDTCH/MCS-4

dB

19

22

22

*

26

PDTCH/MCS-5

dB

18

15.5

14.5

16

19.5

PDTCH/MCS-6

dB

20

18

17.5

21

22

PDTCH/MCS-7

dB

23.5

24

24.5

26.5**

28

PDTCH/MCS-8

dB

28.5

30

30

*

34

PDTCH/MCS-9

dB

30

33

35

*

37

E-TCH/F43,2 NT

dB

24

19.5

19

21.5

23.5

E-TCH/F32,0 T

dB

25.5

17

15.5

15.5

21

E-TCH/F28,8 T

dB

27

17.5

15.5

16

21.5

E-TCH/F28,8 NT

dB

20

14.5

13.5

13.5

18.5

E-FACCH/F

dB

17.5

12.5

11.5

11.5

16.5

PACCH

dB

13

10

9

9

14

PRACH/11 bits

dB

8

8

8

10

12

PRACH/8 bits

dB

8

8

8

9

12

DCS1800, PCS 1900 and MXM1900***

Channel Type

Unit

Carrier to Interferer Ratios for specified propagation conditions

TU1.5 (no SFH)

TU50 (no SFH)

TU50 (ideal SFH)

RA130 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

PDTCH/CS-1

dB

13

9

9

9

14

PDTCH/CS-2

dB

15

13

13

13

18

PDTCH/CS-3

dB

16

16

16

16

20

PDTCH/CS-4

dB

21

27

27

*

27

PDTCH/MCS-1

dB

13

10

9.5

10

14.5

PDTCH/MCS-2

dB

15

12

12

12

16.5

PDTCH/MCS-3

dB

16.5

17

18

19

21

PDTCH/MCS-4

dB

19

23

23

*

26

PDTCH/MCS-5

dB

18

15

15

16

19.5

PDTCH/MCS-6

dB

20

17.5

18

21

22

PDTCH/MCS-7

dB

23.5

26

26.5

27**

28

PDTCH/MCS-8

dB

28.5

25**

24.5**

*

34

PDTCH/MCS-9

dB

30

29**

29**

*

37

E-TCH/F43,2 NT

dB

24

19.5

19.5

22

23.5

E-TCH/F32,0 T

dB

25.5

16

15.5

15.5

21

E-TCH/F28,8 T

dB

27

16

16

17

21.5

E-TCH/F28,8 NT

dB

20

14

14

14.5

18.5

E-FACCH/F

dB

17.5

11.5

11.5

11.5

16.5

PACCH

dB

13

9

9

9

14

PRACH/11 bits

dB

9

9

9

10

12

PRACH/8 bits

dB

8

8

8

9

12

NOTE 1: PDTCH/CS-4 and MCS-x shall not be tested for the propagation conditions marked as (*).

NOTE 2: For GSM 400 the speeds shall be doubled (e.g. TU50 shall be TU100).

NOTE 3: Performance is specified at 30% BLER for those cases marked as (**).

***NOTE 4: PDTCH/CS-1 to 4 and ECSD are not applicable for MXM850 and MXM1900.

Table 19c: adjacent channel interference ratios (C/Ia) for EGPRS and ECSD channels

GSM 400, GSM900, GSM850 and MXM 850***

Channel Type

Unit

Carrier to Interferer Ratios for specified propagation conditions

TU3 (no SFH)

TU50 (no SFH)

TU50 (ideal SFH)

RA250 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

PDTCH/MCS-5

dB

2.5

-2

-2

1

2

PDTCH/MCS-6

dB

4.5

1

1

6.5

5

PDTCH/MCS-7

dB

8

8.5

8.5

13.5**

12.5

PDTCH/MCS-8

dB

10.5

9**

9.5**

*

13**

PDTCH/MCS-9

dB

12

13.5**

13.5**

*

17.5**

E-TCH/F43,2 NT

dB

8

3.5

2.5

12

7.5

E-TCH/F32,0 T

dB

7.5

-2.5

-4

-4

1.5

E-TCH/F28,8 T

dB

10

0.5

– 1

2.5

4.5

E-TCH/F28,8NT

dB

3.5

– 1.5

– 2.5

– 0.5

2.5

DCS1800, PCS 1900 and MXM1900***

Channel Type

Unit

Carrier to Interferer Ratios for specified propagation conditions

TU1.5 (no SFH)

TU50 (no SFH)

TU50 (ideal SFH)

RA130 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

PDTCH/MCS-5

dB

2.5

-2

-1.5

1

2

PDTCH/MCS-6

dB

4.5

1.5

1.5

6.5

5

PDTCH/MCS-7

dB

8

10.5

11

13.5**

12.5

PDTCH/MCS-8

dB

10.5

10**

9.5**

*

13**

PDTCH/MCS-9

dB

12

16**

16**

*

17.5**

E-TCH/F43,2 NT

dB

8

4

3.5

14

7.5

E-TCH/F32,0 T

dB

7

-3.5

-3.5

-4

1.5

E-TCH/F28,8 T

dB

10

– 0.5

– 0.5

5

4.5

E-TCH/F28,8NT

dB

3.5

– 2

– 2

0.5

2.5

NOTE 1: PDTCH/MCS-x shall not be tested for the propagation conditions marked as (*).

NOTE 2: For GSM 400 the speeds shall be doubled (e.g. TU50 shall be TU100).

NOTE 3: Performance is specified at 30% BLER for those cases marked as (**).

***NOTE 4: ECSD is not applicable for MXM850 and MXM1900.

All TRXs in the BSS configuration shall be on and transmitting full power in all time slots.

The input signal before channel encoding in the BSSTE shall be compared with the signal which is obtained from the BSS receiver after channel decoding.

7.5.3 Essential conformance

Test Environment:

Normal.

Normal and Micro-BTS Conformance Requirement

1) Co‑channel:

The error performance shall be measured for TCH/FS channel (FER, class Ib and class II), for TU50 propagation condition. If synthesizer SFH is supported by the BSS, this shall be enabled, with the range of hopping frequencies centred around RF channel M. If synthesizer SFH is not supported, this shall be tested on one ARFCN channel.

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on one ARFCN, for the specified propagation conditions:

TCH/FS: TU1.5 or TU3

FACCH/F: TU1.5 or TU3

FACCH/H: TU1.5 or TU3

E-FACCH/F: TU1.5 or TU3

SDCCH: TU1.5 or TU3

TCH/F9.6: TU1.5 or TU3, TU50

TCH/F4.8: TU1.5 or TU3, TU50

PDTCH/CS-1: TU1.5 or TU3, TU50

PDTCH/MCS-1 or, if not supported,

for the PDTCH/MCS-x with the

next higher supported number x: TU1.5 or TU3, TU50

PDTCH/MCS-5 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the

next higher supported number x: TU1.5 or TU3, TU50

E-TCH/43,2 NT
or for the highest supported data speed: TU1.5 or TU3, TU50

If AMR is supported by the BSS, the error performance given in table 20a-b shall be met for one channel under TU50 (no SFH) propagation condition. The channel with the highest bitrate shall be tested.

2) 200 kHz offset:

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on one ARFCN, for the specified propagation conditions:

TCH/FS: TU50

FACCH/F: TU50

E-TCH/43,2 NT
or for the highest supported data speed
or PDTCH/MCS-5 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the

next higher supported number x: TU50

3) 400 kHz offset:

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on RF channels B, M and T, for the specified propagation conditions:

TCH/FS: TU50

E-TCH/43,2 NT
or for the highest supported data speed
or PDTCH/MCS-5 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the

next higher supported number x: TU50

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on one ARFCN, for the specified propagation profiles:

FACCH/F: TU50

In cases 1) and 2) above, the error performance given in table 20a‑b shall be met for all combinations of logical channel type, frequency of wanted signal, 0kHz and 200kHz frequency offset of interfering signal and multipath propagation condition tested.

In case 3) above, the error performance given in table 20 a-b for EGPRS and ECSD channels and table 20c-d for other channels shall be met for all combinations of logical channel type, frequency of wanted signal, 400kHz frequency offset of interfering signal and multipath propagation condition tested.

The value of a in table 20a‑d shall be in the range 1 to 1.6, and shall be the same for both occurrences in each propagation condition; it may be different for different propagation conditions.

Pico-BTS Conformance Requirement

1) Co-channel:

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on one ARFCN, for the TI5 multipath propagation profile:

TCH/FS: TI5

FACCH/F: TI5

FACCH/H: TI5

E-FACCH/F: TI5

SDCCH: TI5

TCH/F9.6: TI5

TCH/F4.8: TI5

PDTCH/CS-1 TI5

PDTCH/MCS-1 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the

next higher supported number x: TI5

PDTCH/MCS-5 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the

next higher supported number x: TI5

E-TCH/43,2 NT
or for the highest supported data speed: TI5

If AMR is supported by the BSS, the error performance given in table 20a-b shall be met for one channel under TI5 propagation condition. The channel with the highest bitrate shall be tested.

2) 200 kHz offset:

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on one ARFCN, for the TI5 multipath propagation profile:

TCH/FS: TI5

FACCH/F: TI5

E-TCH/43,2 NT or for the highest supported data speed
or PDTCH/MCS-5 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the next

higher supported number x: TI5

3) 400 kHz offset:

With SFH disabled, the error performance for each of the following logical channel types supported by the BSS shall be measured, each on one ARFCN, for the TI5 multipath propagation profile:

TCH/FS: TI5

FACCH/F: TI5

E-TCH/43,2 NT
or for the highest supported data speed
or PDTCH/MCS-5 or, if not supported,

PDTCH/MCS-x with the next

higher supported number x: TI5

In cases 1) and 2) above, the error performance given in table 20 a-b shall be met for all combinations of logical channel type, frequency of wanted signal, 0kHz and 200kHz frequency offset of interfering signal and TI5 multipath propagation condition tested.

In case 3) above, the error performance given in table 20a-b for EGPRS and ECSD channels and table 20c-d for other channels shall be met for all combinations of logical channel type, frequency of wanted signal, 400kHz frequency offset of interfering signal and multipath propagation condition tested.

The value of in table 20a‑d shall be in the range 1 to 1.6, and shall be the same for both occurrences in the TI5 propagation condition.

7.5.4 Complete conformance

Test Environment:

Normal.

Normal and Micro-BTS Conformance Requirement

The error performance of any logical channel type supported by the BSS for any multipath propagation condition (excluding TI5) given in table 20a‑d shall not be worse than the error ratios given in table 20a‑d with the exception that for EGPRS and ECSD channels the requirements in table 20a-b apply. For the circuit switched control channels not listed in table 20 the requirements for the SDCCH shall apply. The requirements for propagation conditions with ideal SFH shall only apply if SFH is supported by the BSS.

For the propagation conditions with ideal SFH, the tests shall be performed with the range of hopping frequencies centred around RF channel M. For propagation conditions with no SFH, the tests shall be performed at the RF channels B, M, and T.

The value of a in table 20a‑d shall be in the range 1 to 1.6, and shall be the same for both occurrences in each propagation condition; it may be different for different propagation conditions.

NOTE 1: For TU50 (ideal FH), sufficient decorrelation may be achieved with 4 frequencies spaced over 5 MHz.

Pico-BTS Conformance Requirement

The error performance of any logical channel type for the TI5 multipath propagation condition shall not be worse than the error ratios given in table 20a‑d. The tests shall be performed with SFH disabled, at the RF channels B, M, and T. The value of in table 20a‑d shall be in the range 1 to 1.6, and shall be the same for both occurrences in the TI5 propagation condition.

Table 20a: GSM 400, GSM900, GSM 850 and MXM 850 Multipath error performance
limits at RX interference level

Channel Type

Error Measure

Error Ratios for the specified propagation conditions

TU3 (no SFH)

TU50 (no SFH)

TU50 (ideal SFH)

RA250 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

FACCH/H

(FER)

22 %

6.7 %

6.7 %

5.7 %

6.7 %

FACCH/F

(FER)

22 %

9.5 %

3.4 %

3.5 %

9.5 %

E-FACCH/F

(FER)

5 %

5 %

5 %

5 %

5 %

SDCCH & SACCH

(FER)

22 %(*)

13 %

9 %

8.0 %

13 %

SACCH (TCH/AxS)

(FER @-3 dB)

40 %(*)

RACH

(FER)

15 %

16 %

16 %

13 %

16 %

E-TCH/F43,2 NT

(BLER)

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

E-TCH/F32,0 T

(BER)

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

E-TCH/F28,8 T

(BER)

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

E-TCH/F28,8 NT

(BLER)

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

TCH/F14.4

(BER)

10.0%

4.5%

3.0%

3.0%

4.5 %

TCH/F9.6

(BER)

8.0 %

0.80 %

0.30 %

0.2 %

0.80 %

TCH/F4.8

(BER)

3.0 %

10‑4

10‑4

10‑4

10‑4

TCH/F2.4

(BER)

3.0 %

10‑4

10‑5

10‑5

10‑4

TCH/H4.8

(BER)

8.0 %

0.80 %

0.30 %

0.20 %

0.80 %

TCH/H2.4

(BER)

4.0 %

2 10‑4

10‑4

10‑4

2 10‑4

TCH/FS

(FER)

21a %

6.0a %

3.0a %

3.0a %

6.0 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER)

2.0/a %

0.40/a %

0.20/a %

0.20/a %

0.40/ %

‑ class II

(RBER)

4.0 %

8.0 %

8.0 %

8.0 %

8.0 %

TCH/HS

(FER)

19.1 %

5.0 %

5.0 %

4.7 %

5.0 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER, BFI=0)

0.52 %

0.29 %

0.29 %

0.21 %

0.29 %

‑ class II

(RBER, BFI=0)

2.8 %

7.1 %

7.1 %

7.0 %

7.1 %

(UFR)

20.7 %

6.1 %

6.1 %

5.6 %

6.1 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER, UFI=0)

0.29 %

0.21 %

0.21 %

0.17 %

0.21 %

(EVSIDR)

21.9 %

7.0 %

7.0 %

6.3 %

7.0 %

(RBER, SID=2 and BFI=0)

0.02 %

0.01 %

0.01 %

0.01 %

0.01 %

(ESIDR)

17.1 %

3.6 %

3.6 %

3.4 %

3.6 %

(RBER, SID=1 or 2)

0.50 %

0.26 %

0.26 %

0.20 %

0.26 %

TCH/EFS

(FER)

23 %

9 %

3 %

4 %

9 %

– class Ib

(RBER)

0.20 %

0.20 %

0.10 %

0.13 %

0.20 %

– class II

(RBER)

3 %

7 %

8 %

8 %

7 %

TCH/AFS12.2

(FER)

22 %

6 %

3,5 %

2,5 %

6 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,9 %

1,7 %

1,7 %

1,5 %

1,7 %

TCH/AFS10.2

(FER)

18 %

2,7 %

1,4 %

0,92 %

2,7 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,53 %

0,3 %

0,21 %

0,16 %

0,3 %

TCH/AFS7.95

(FER)

13 %(*)

0,51 %

0,12 %

0,073 %

0,51 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,66 %(*)

0,15 %

0,065 %

0,044 %

0,15 %

TCH/AFS7.95

(FER@-3dB)

26 %(*)

5,3 %

2,7 %

1,8 %

5,3 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

1,2 %(*)

1 %

0,78 %

0,6 %

1 %

TCH/AFS7.4

(FER)

14 %(*)

0,56 %

0,16 %

0,09 %

0,56 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,43 %(*)

0,072 %

0,032 %

0,018 %

0,072 %

TCH/AFS7.4

(FER@-3dB)

26 %(*)

5,4 %

3,1 %

2 %

5,4 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,79 %(*)

0,52 %

0,38 %

0,28 %

0,52 %

TCH/AFS6.7

(FER)

11 %(*)

0,21 %

0,041 %

0,021 %

0,21 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,75 %(*)

0,11 %

0,042 %

0,028 %

0,11 %

TCH/AFS6.7

(FER@-3dB)

23 %(*)

2,9 %

1,2 %

0,75 %

2,9 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

1,4 %(*)

0,86 %

0,6 %

0,44 %

0,86 %

TCH/AFS5.9

(FER)

10 %(*)

0,12 %

0,018 %

0,01 %

0,12 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,38 %(*)

0,022 %

0,005 %

0,003 %

0,022 %

TCH/AFS5.9

(FER@-3dB)

21 %(*)

2 %

0,7 %

0,4 %

2 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,74 %(*)

0,23 %

0,12 %

0,079 %

0,23 %

TCH/AFS5.15

(FER)

9,2 %(*)

0,081 %

0,011 %

0,01 %

0,081 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,44 %(*)

0,019 %

0,003 %

0,002 %

0,019 %

TCH/AFS5.15

(FER@-3dB)

19 %(*)

1,4 %

0,47 %

0,25 %

1,4 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,85 %(*)

0,22 %

0,11 %

0,069 %

0,22 %

TCH/AFS4.75

(FER)

7,9 %(*)

0,036 %

0,01 %

0,01 %

0,036 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,32 %(*)

0,006 %

0,001 %

0,001 %

0,006 %

TCH/AFS4.75

(FER@-3dB)

17 %(*)

0,82 %

0,23 %

0,11 %

0,82 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,62 %(*)

0,11 %

0,033 %

0,019 %

0,11 %

TCH/AFS-INB

(FER)

1,5 %(*)

0,025 %

0,018 %

0,009 %

0,025 %

TCH/AFS-INB

(FER@-3dB)

3,5 %(*)

0,22 %

0,16 %

0,1 %

0,22 %

TCH/AFS

(EVSIDUR)

11 %(*)

1,4 %(*)

0,39 %(*)

0,46 %(*)

1,4 %(*)

TCH/AFS

(EVSIDUR@-3dB)

21 %(*)

6.3 %(*)

3,4 %(*)

3,1 %(*)

6.3 %(*)

TCH/AFS

(EVRFR)

10 %(*)

0,15 %

0,024 %

0,01 %

0,15 %

TCH/AFS

(EVRFR@-3dB)

21 %(*)

2,08 %

0,77 %

0,48 %

2,08 %

TCH/AHS7.95

(FER)

27 %

22 %

22 %

21 %

22 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,84 %

2,3 %

2,3 %

2,1 %

2,3 %

– Class II

(RBER)

1,7 %

5,3 %

5,3 %

5 %

5,3 %

TCH/AHS7.95

(FER@+3dB)

14 %

6,7 %

6.7 %

7 %

6,7 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@+3dB)

0,48 %

1 %

1 %

1 %

1 %

– Class II

(RBER@+3dB)

1 %

3,2 %

3,2 %

3,2 %

3,2 %

TCH/AHS7.4

(FER)

25 %

18 %

18 %

17 %

18 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,68 %

1,4 %

1,4 %

1,3 %

1,4 %

– Class II

(RBER)

1,9 %

5,6 %

5,6 %

5,4 %

5,6 %

TCH/AHS7.4

(FER@+3dB)

13 %

4,8 %

4.8 %

5,3 %

4,8 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@+3dB)

0,38 %

0,51 %

0,51 %

0,50 %

0,51 %

– Class II

(RBER@+3dB)

1,2 %

3,3 %

3,3 %

3,4 %

3,3 %

TCH/AHS6.7

(FER)

23 %

11 %

11 %

11 %

11 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,71 %

1,2 %

1,2 %

1,1 %

1,2 %

– Class II

(RBER)

2,3 %

6,2 %

6,2 %

6 %

6,2 %

TCH/AHS6.7

(FER@+3dB)

11 %

2,3 %

2,3 %

2,9 %

2,3 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@+3dB)

0,39 %

0,39 %

0,39 %

0,4 %

0,39 %

– Class II

(RBER@+3dB)

1,4 %

3,6 %

3,6 %

3,6 %

3,6 %

TCH/AHS5.9

(FER)

21 %

7,1 %

7,1 %

7 %

7,1 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,55 %

0,57 %

0,57 %

0,51 %

0,57 %

– Class II

(RBER)

2,6 %

6,5 %

6,5 %

6,3 %

6,5 %

TCH/AHS5.15

(FER)

17 %

3,3 %

3,3 %

3,5 %

3,3 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,8 %

0,6 %

0,6 %

0,57 %

0,6 %

– Class II

(RBER)

3,1 %

6,9 %

6,9 %

6,7 %

6,9 %

TCH/AHS4.75

(FER)

15 %

1,8 %

1,8 %

2,1 %

1,8 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,6 %

0,22 %

0,22 %

0,22 %

0,22 %

– Class II

(RBER)

3,6 %

7 %

7 %

6,9 %

7 %

TCH/AHS-INB

(FER)

2,7 %(*)

0,7 %(*)

0,7 %(*)

0,63 %(*)

0,7 %(*)

TCH/AHS-INB

(FER@-3dB)

6 %(*)

2,2 %(*)

2,2 %(*)

2 %(*)

2,2 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVSIDUR)

15 %(*)

2,5 %(*)

2,5 %(*)

3,8 %(*)

2,5 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVSIDUR@-3dB)

28 %(*)

15 %(*)

15 %(*)

15 %(*)

15 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVRFR)

11 %(*)

0,51 %(*)

0,51 %(*)

0,61 %(*)

0,51 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVRFR@-3dB)

22 %(*)

4,4 %(*)

4,4 %(*)

4,1 %(*)

4,4 %(*)

PDTCH/CS-1 to 4

(BLER)

10%

10%

10%

10%

10 %

PDTCH/MCS-1 to 6

(BLER)

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

PDTCH/MCS-7

(BLER)

10 %

10 %

10 %

30 %

10 %

PDTCH/MCS-8

(BLER)

10 %

10%/30 %*

10%/30 %*

30 %

PDTCH/MCS-9

(BLER)

10 %

10%/30 %*

10%/30 %*

30 %

PRACH/11 bit

(BLER)

15%

15%

15%

15%

15 %

PRACH/8 bit

(BLER)

15%

15%

15%

15%

15 %

PACCH

(BLER)

10%

10%

10%

10%

10 %

* Co-channel interference performance is defined at 10% BLER and adjacent channel interference performance at 30% BLER.

NOTE: For GSM 400 the speeds shall be doubled (e.g. TU50 shall be TU100).

Table 20b: DCS1800, PCS 1900 and MXM 1900 Multipath error performance
limits at RX interference level

Channel Type

Error Measure

Error Ratios for the specified propagation conditions

TU1.5 (no SFH)

TU50 (no SFH)

TU50 (ideal SFH)

RA130 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

FACCH/H

(FER)

22 %

6.9 %

6.9 %

5.7 %

6.7 %

FACCH/F

(FER)

22 %

3.4 %

3.4 %

3.5 %

9.5 %

E-FACCH/F

(FER)

5

5 %

5 %

5 %

5 %

SDCCH & SACCH

(FER)

22 %(*)

9.0 %

9.0 %

8.0 %

13 %

SACCH (TCH/AxS)

(FER @-3 dB)

40 %(*)

RACH

(FER)

15 %

16 %

16 %

13 %

16 %

E-TCH/F43,2 NT

(BLER)

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

E-TCH/F32,0 T

(BER)

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

E-TCH/F28,8 T

(BER)

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

E-TCH/F28,8 NT

(BLER)

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

10 %

TCH/14.4

(BER)

10.0%

4.0%

3.1%

3.0%

4.5 %

TCH/F9.6

(BER)

8.0 %

0.80 %

0.30 %

0.2 %

0.80 %

TCH/F4.8

(BER)

3.0 %

10‑4

10‑4

10‑4

10‑4

TCH/F2.4

(BER)

3.0 %

10‑5

10‑5

10‑5

10‑4

TCH/H4.8

(BER)

8.0 %

0.80 %

0.30 %

0.20 %

0.80 %

TCH/H2.4

(BER)

4.0 %

10‑4

10‑4

10‑4

2 10‑4

TCH/FS

(FER)

21a %

3.0a %

3.0a %

3.0a %

6.0 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER)

2.0/a%

0.25/a %

0.25/a %

0.20/a %

0.40/ %

‑ class II

(RBER)

4.0 %

8.1 %

8.1 %

8.0 %

8.0 %

TCH/HS

(FER)

19.1 %

5.0 %

5.0 %

4.7 %

5.0 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER, BFI=0)

0.52 %

0.29 %

0.29 %

0.21 %

0.29 %

‑ class II

(RBER, BFI=0)

2.8 %

7.2 %

7.2 %

7.0 %

7.1 %

(UFR)

20.7 %

6.1 %

6.1 %

5.6 %

6.1 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER, UFI=0)

0.29 %

0.21 %

0.21 %

0.17 %

0.21 %

(EVSIDR)

21.9 %

7.0 %

7.0 %

6.3 %

7.0 %

(RBER, SID=2 and BFI=0)

0.02 %

0.01 %

0.01 %

0.01 %

0.01 %

(ESIDR)

17.1 %

3.6 %

3.6 %

3.4 %

3.6 %

(RBER, SID=1 or 2)

0.50 %

0.26 %

0.26 %

0.20 %

0.26 %

TCH/EFS

(FER)

23 %

3 %

3 %

4 %

9 %

– class Ib

(RBER)

0.20 %

0.10 %

0.10 %

0.13 %

0.20 %

– class II

(RBER)

3 %

8 %

8 %

8 %

7 %

TCH/AFS12.2

(FER)

22 %

2,7 %

2,7 %

1,8 %

6 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,92 %

1,6 %

1,6 %

1,4 %

1,7 %

TCH/AFS10.2

(FER)

18 %

0,98 %

0,98 %

0,56 %

2,7 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,54 %

0,17 %

0,17 %

0,12 %

0,3 %

TCH/AFS7.95

(FER)

13 %(*)

0,07 %

0,07 %

0,029 %

0,51 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,67 %(*)

0,042 %

0,042 %

0,03 %

0,15 %

TCH/AFS7.95

(FER@-3dB)

25 %(*)

2 %

2 %

1,2 %

5,3 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

1,2 %(*)

0,68 %

0,68 %

0,48 %

1 %

TCH/AFS7.4

(FER)

14 %(*)

0,083 %

0,083 %

0,047 %

0,56 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,43 %(*)

0,02 %

0,02 %

0,012 %

0,072 %

TCH/AFS7.4

(FER@-3dB)

26 %(*)

2,3 %

2,3 %

1,4 %

5,4 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,8 %(*)

0,32 %

0,32 %

0,22 %

0,52 %

TCH/AFS6.7

(FER)

11 %(*)

0,025 %

0,025 %

0,01 %

0,21 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,76 %(*)

0,028 %

0,028 %

0,016 %

0,11 %

TCH/AFS6.7

(FER@-3dB)

22 %(*)

0,82 %

0,82 %

0,41 %

2,9 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

1,4 %(*)

0,51 %

0,51 %

0,34 %

0,86 %

TCH/AFS5.9

(FER)

10 %(*)

0,01 %

0,01 %

0,01 %

0,12 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,38 %(*)

0,002 %

0,002 %

0,001 %

0,022 %

TCH/AFS5.9

(FER@-3dB)

21 %(*)

0,41 %

0,41 %

0,2 %

2 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,72 %(*)

0,079 %

0,079 %

0,046 %

0,23 %

TCH/AFS5.15

(FER)

9,2 %(*)

0,01 %

0,01 %

0,01 %

0,081 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,45 %(*)

0,001 %

0,001 %

0,001 %

0,019 %

TCH/AFS5.15

(FER@-3dB)

19 %(*)

0,26 %

0,26 %

0,13 %

1,4 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,84 %(*)

0,072 %

0,072 %

0,038 %

0,22 %

TCH/AFS4.75

(FER)

7,9 %(*)

0,01 %

0,01 %

0,036 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,31 %(*)

0,001 %

0,001 %

0,001 %

0,006 %

TCH/AFS4.75

(FER@-3dB)

17 %(*)

0,1 %

0,1 %

0,051 %

0,82 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@-3dB)

0,61 %(*)

0,021 %

0,021 %

0,009 %

0,11 %

TCH/AFS-INB

(FER)

1,5 %(*)

0,013 %

0,013 %

0,008 %

0,025 %

TCH/AFS-INB

(FER@-3dB)

3,5 %(*)

0,12 %

0,12 %

0,1 %

0,22 %

TCH/AFS

(EVSIDUR)

11 %(*)

0,3 %

0,3 %

0,36 %(*)

1,4 %(*)

TCH/AFS

(EVSIDUR@-3dB)

21 %(*)

2,8 %

2,8 %

2,8 %(*)

6.3 %(*)

TCH/AFS

(EVRFR)

10 %(*)

0,022 %

0,022 %

0,005 %

0,15 %

TCH/AFS

(EVRFR@-3dB)

21 %(*)

0,78 %

0,78 %

0,28 %

2,08 %

TCH/AHS7.95

(FER)

27 %

23 %

23 %

20 %

22 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,85 %

2,3 %

2,3 %

2,1 %

2,3 %

– Class II

(RBER)

1,7 %

5,1 %

5,1 %

5,1 %

5,3 %

TCH/AHS7.95

(FER@+3dB)

14 %

6,7 %

6,7 %

6,5 %

6,7 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@+3dB)

0,49 %

1 %

1 %

0,98 %

1 %

– Class II

(RBER@+3dB)

1 %

3,1 %

3,1 %

3,1 %

3,2 %

TCH/AHS7.4

(FER)

26 %

18 %

18 %

16 %

18 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,69 %

1,4 %

1,4 %

1,3 %

1,4 %

– Class II

(RBER)

1,9 %

5,5 %

5,5 %

5,4 %

5,6 %

TCH/AHS7.4

(FER@+3dB)

13 %

4,9 %

4,9 %

4,8 %

4,8 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@+3dB)

0,39 %

0,51 %

0,51 %

0,47 %

0,51 %

– Class II

(RBER@+3dB)

1,2 %

3,3 %

3,3 %

3,3 %

3,3 %

TCH/AHS6.7

(FER)

23 %

12 %

12 %

9,9 %

11 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,71 %

1,2 %

1,2 %

1 %

1,2 %

– Class II

(RBER)

2,3 %

6 %

6 %

6 %

6,2 %

TCH/AHS6.7

(FER@+3dB)

11 %

2,5 %

2,5 %

2,5 %

2,3 %

– Class Ib

(RBER@+3dB)

0,39 %

0,38 %

0,38 %

0,37 %

0,39 %

– Class II

(RBER@+3dB)

1,4 %

3,5 %

3,5 %

3,5 %

3,6 %

TCH/AHS5.9

(FER)

21 %

7,7 %

7,7 %

6,4 %

7,1 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,55 %

0,6 %

0,6 %

0,48 %

0,57 %

– Class II

(RBER)

2,6 %

6,4 %

6,4 %

6,3 %

6,5 %

TCH/AHS5.15

(FER)

17 %

3,8 %

3,8 %

3,1 %

3,3 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,8 %

0,66 %

0,66 %

0,53 %

0,6 %

– Class II

(RBER)

3,1 %

6,8 %

6,8 %

6,6 %

6,9 %

TCH/AHS4.75

(FER)

15 %

2,1 %

2,1 %

1,8 %

1,8 %

– Class Ib

(RBER)

0,6 %

0,25 %

0,25 %

0,19 %

0,22 %

– Class II

(RBER)

3,6 %

7 %

7 %

6,8 %

7 %

TCH/AHS-INB

(FER)

2,8 %(*)

0,71 %(*)

0,71 %(*)

0,6 %(*)

0,7 %(*)

TCH/AHS-INB

(FER@-3dB)

5,9 %(*)

2,2 %(*)

2,2 %(*)

1,8 %(*)

2,2 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVSIDUR)

15 %(*)

3,1 %(*)

3,1 %(*)

3,5 %(*)

2,5 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVSIDUR@-3dB)

28 %(*)

15 %(*)

15 %(*)

14 %(*)

15 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVRFR)

11 %(*)

0,53 %(*)

0,53 %(*)

0,52 %(*)

0,51 %(*)

TCH/AHS

(EVRFR@-3dB)

22 %(*)

4,5 %(*)

4,5 %(*)

3,8 %(*)

4,4 %(*)

PDTCH/CS-1 to 4

(BLER)

10%

10%

10%

10%

10 %

PDTCH/MCS-1 to 6

(BLER)

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

PDTCH/MCS-7

(BLER)

10 %

10 %

10 %

30 %

10 %

PDTCH/MCS-8

(BLER)

10 %

30 %

30 %

30 %

PDTCH/MCS-9

(BLER)

10 %

30 %

30 %

30 %

PRACH/11 bit

(BLER)

15%

15%

15%

15%

15 %

PRACH/8 bit

(BLER)

15%

15%

15%

15%

15 %

PACCH

(BLER)

10%

10%

10%

10%

10 %

Table 20 c: GSM 400, GSM 900, GSM 850 and MXM 850 Multipath error performance
limits at RX interference level offset 400 kHz

Channel Type

Error Measure

Error Ratios for the specified propagation conditions

TU50 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

FACCH/F

(FER)

17.1 %

17.1 %

TCH/FS

(FER)

10.2a %

10.2 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER)

0.72/a %

0.72/ %

‑ class II

(RBER)

8.8 %

8.8 %

NOTE: For GSM 400 the speeds shall be doubled (e.g. TU50 shall be TU100).

Table 20 d: DCS 1800, PCS 1900 and MXM 1900 Multipath error performance
limits at RX interference level offset 400 kHz

Channel Type

Error Measure

Error Ratios for the specified propagation conditions

TU50 (no SFH)

TI5 (no SFH)

FACCH/F

(FER)

6.1 %

17.1 %

TCH/FS

(FER)

5.1a %

10.2 %

‑ class Ib

(RBER)

0.45/a %

0.72/ %

‑ class II

(RBER)

8.9 %

8.8 %

NOTE 2: For TU 6 (ideal FH), TU3 (ideal FH) and TU1.5 (ideal FH), sufficient decorrelation cannot readily be achieved between the channel propagation conditions for each frequency hopped on. The requirements in GSM 05.05 (EN 300 910) [22] for performance with TU1.5, TU3 or TU6(ideal FH) propagation condition cannot hence be tested and are thus absent in this test specification. They are inherently tested by TU50 (ideal FH) together with TU3 (no FH), TU 6 (no FH) or TU1.5 (no FH).

NOTE 3: In certain AMR channels, two requirements are given, one at the reference interference ratio and one at 3dB above or below the reference interference ratio. In these cases, only the requirement at 3dB above or below the reference interference ratio needs to be tested, except those marked by an (*), where only the requirement at the reference interference ratio needs to be tested.

7.5.5 Requirements Reference

GSM 05.05 (EN 300 910) [22] subclause 6.3.