6.1 General

36.521-13GPPEvolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)Part 1: Conformance testingRadio transmission and receptionRelease 17TSUser Equipment (UE) conformance specification

Editor’s note: For a transition period until RAN#83 meeting (September 2019), active time slot measurement including transient period in out-of-band/spurious emission tests is allowed for TE implementation.

Unless otherwise stated, the transmitter characteristics are specified at the antenna connector of the UE with a single transmit antenna. For UE with integral antenna only, a reference antenna with a gain of 0 dBi is assumed.

The transient periods due to power steps, OFF/ON and ON/OFF transitions could occur at slot or symbol boundary with transients, on one or both sides of the boundary. The measurement period and whether to exclude the transient periods are specified in the respective sections below.

Unless otherwise stated, the Test Equipment shall be synchronised to the Uplink signal for measurement of TDD transmitter characteristics.

For CA tests, Cell ID = 0 applies to P-Cell, and Cell ID = 1 is used for S-Cell.

Parameters given in table 6.1-1 are used throughout this section for CA, unless otherwise stated by the test case.

Table 6.1-1: Common Test Parameters




Cross carrier scheduling

Not configured

For CA testing, unless otherwise stated, the logical carriers PCC / SCCs are mapped to physical frequencies as defined in Table 6.1-2.

Table 6.1-2: PCC/SCCs frequency mapping

CA Configuration

PCC-SCC mapping


Intra-band contiguous CA

CC1-CC2 (Note 4) or CC2-CC1 (Note 5)


Inter-band CA (CA_x-y)

Bx-By and By-Bx

2, 3

Intra-band non-contiguous CA

CC2-CC1 (Note 4) or CC1-CC2 (Note 5)


Note 1: Notation CCi-CCj means PCC on component carrier CCi and SCC on component carrier CCj, with CCi/j frequencies defined in the corresponding intra-band contiguous CA band in TS36.508 [7].

Note 2: Notation Bi–Bj means PCC on component Band i and SCC on component Band j, with single Band i/j frequencies defined in TS36.508 [7].

Note 3: Applicable for UE declared capability of UL support (within CA operation) in the individual bands. If UE does not support both PCC-SCC mappings, only the supported mapping is applicable.

Note 4: Applicable for TDD CA and FDD CA bands with UL frequency < DL frequency.

Note 5: Applicable for FDD CA bands with UL frequency > DL frequency.

For testing of category 0 HD-FDD UE in FDD operating bands, the SS shall ensure downlink transmission is only configured in downlink subframes and that UL grants are given to ensure UE is transmitting only in uplink subframes throughout the test. The subframes reserved for uplink and downlink respectively are specified in the RMC definition in Annex A.2 for uplink and Annex A.3 for downlink.

For testing of category NB1 in all operation bands, standalone is used as default operation mode unless otherwise stated by the test case.