6.3.5A Power Control for CA

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

6.3.5A.1 Power Control Absolute power tolerance for CA

6.3.5A.1.0 Minimum conformance requirements

The absolute power tolerance is the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on each active component carriers larger than 20ms. For component carriers with Frame Structure Type 3 the absolute power tolerance requirements apply when the said transmission gaps are larger than 40 ms. The requirement can be tested by time aligning any transmission gaps on the component carriers.

When SRS carrier based switching is used, then the above mentioned absolute power tolerance is the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on component carriers (to which SRS switching occurs) larger than 40ms.

For inter-band carrier aggregation with uplink assigned to two E-UTRA bands, the absolute power control tolerance is specified on each component carrier exceed the minimum output power as defined in subclause 6.3.2A and the total power is limited by maximum output power as defined in subclause 6.2.2A. The requirements defined in Table 6.3.5A.1.0-1 shall apply on each component carrier with all component carriers active. The requirements can be tested by time aligning any transmission gaps on all the component carriers.

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class B and C and intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation the absolute power control tolerance per component carrier is given in Table 6.3.5A.1.0-1.

Table 6.3.5A.1.0-1: Absolute power tolerance for CA

Conditions

Tolerance

Normal

± 9.0 dB

Extreme

± 12.0 dB

The normative reference for this requirement is TS 36.101 [2] clause 6.3.5A.1.

6.3.5A.1.1 Power Control Absolute power tolerance for CA (intra-band contiguous DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.1.1.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on each active component carriers larger than 20ms.

6.3.5A.1.1.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 10 and forward that support intra-band contiguous DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.1.1.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.0

6.3.5A.1.1.4 Test description

6.3.5A.1.1.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.1

Normal, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause [4.3.1] for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in clause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg
Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

25

25

QPSK

50

P_25@0

S_25@0

25

50

N/A

for this test

QPSK

75

P_25@0

S_50@0

50

50

QPSK

100

P_50@0

S_50@0

75

25

QPSK

100

P_75@0

S_50@0

75

75

QPSK

150

P_75@0

S_75@0

100

25

QPSK

125

P_100@0

S_25@0

100

50

QPSK

150

P_100@0

S_50@0

100

75

QPSK

175

P_100@0

S_75@0

100

100

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1.

Note 2: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same NRB_agg , only the combination with the highest NRB_PCC is tested.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

6.3.5A.1.1.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4. Message contents for UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 with TPC command 0dB for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.1-1 on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC.

5. Measure the initial output power of the first subframe of the PUSCH first transmission for each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded.

6. Repeat for the two test points as indicated in section 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3. The timing of the execution between the two test points shall be larger than 20ms.

6.3.5A.1.1.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6 with the following exceptions.

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3-1: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3-2: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3-3: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3-4: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3-5: PhysicalConfigDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.5.1.2, Table 5.5.1.2.1 PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

uplinkPowerControlDedicated

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

RBC

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

UL CA

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3-6: UplinkPowerControlDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-26 UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-UE-PUSCH

1

RBC

0

UL CA

}

6.3.5A.1.1.5 Test requirement

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class C, the absolute power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (5) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.1.1.5-1 and 6.3.5A.1.1.5-2. The test requirement tables are originated from tables 6.3.5.1.5-1 and 6.3.5.1.5-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.5-1: Absolute power tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA: test point 1

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The lower power limit shall not exceed the minimum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.3.2.A.13

Table 6.3.5A.1.1.5-2: Absolute power tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA: test point 2

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The upper power limit shall not exceed the maximum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.2.2A.1.3

6.3.5A.1.2 Power Control Absolute power tolerance for CA (inter-band DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.1.2.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on each active component carriers larger than 20ms. For component carriers with Frame Structure Type 3 the absolute power tolerance requirements apply when the said transmission gaps are larger than 40 ms.

6.3.5A.1.2.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support inter-band DL CA and UL CA.

The requirements also apply to all types of E-UTRA UE release 14 and forward that support UL eLAA.

6.3.5A.1.2.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.0.

6.3.5A.1.2.4 Test description

6.3.5A.1.2.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1 or 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-2. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_ alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

6

25

N/A for this test

QPSK

31

P_6@0

S_25@0

6

50

QPSK

56

P_6@0

S_50@0

15

25

QPSK

12

S_4@0

P_8@0

25

6

QPSK

13

P_8@0

P_5@0

25

15

QPSK

40

P_25@0

S_15@0

25

25

QPSK

50

P_25@0

S_25@0

25

75

QPSK

24

P_8@0

S_16@0

25

50

QPSK

75

P_25@0

S_50@0

50

50

QPSK

100

P_50@0

S_50@0

50

100

QPSK

150

P_50@0

S_100@0

75

25

QPSK

100

P_75@0

S_25@0

75

75

QPSK

150

P_75@0

S_75@0

100

75

QPSK

175

P_100@0

S_75@0

100

50

QPSK

150

P_100@0

S_50@0

100

100

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table for UL LAA

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_ alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

15

100

N/A for this test

QPSK

115

P_15@0

S_100@0

25

100

QPSK

125

P_25@0

S_100@0

50

100

QPSK

150

P_50@0

S_100@0

75

100

QPSK

175

P_75@0

S_100@0

100

100

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

Note 2: Applicable only for an LAA Scell configured in Band 46.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1 or 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-2.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

6.3.5A.1.2.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4. Message contents for UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 and uplink LAA are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 or 0A for LAA SCC sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 or 0A for LAA SCC with TPC command 0dB for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1 or 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-2 on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC.

5. Measure the initial output power of the first subframe of the PUSCH first transmission for each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded.

6. Repeat for the two test points as indicated in section 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3. The timing of the execution between the two test points shall be larger than 20ms or 40ms if with LAA SCC operation.

6.3.5A.1.2.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6 with the following exceptions.

In test procedure step 2, for SCC configuration there are no additional message contents.

For SCC in the case of uplink LAA, message contents are according to TS 36.508[7] subclause4.6 with the following exceptions specified in Tables 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-1 and 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-1 LogicalChannelConfig-DRB (Initial Condition, step 14, Table 4.5.2.3-1)

Derivation Path: 36.508 Table 4.8.2.1.4-1

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

LogicalChannelConfig-DRB ::= SEQUENCE {

ul-SpecificParameters SEQUENCE {

laa-UL-Allowed-r14

true

}

}

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-2 PhysicalConfigDedicatedSCell (Step 2, test procedure)

Derivation Path: 36.508 Table 4.6.3-6A

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicatedSCell-r10-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

laa-SCellConfiguration-v1430 ::= SEQUENCE {

NULL

}

}

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-3: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-4: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-5: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-6: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-7: PhysicalConfigDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.5.1.2, Table 5.5.1.2.1 PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

uplinkPowerControlDedicated

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

RBC

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

UL CA

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.3-8: UplinkPowerControlDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-26 UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-UE-PUSCH

1

RBC

0

UL CA

}

6.3.5A.1.2.5 Test requirement

The absolute power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (5) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.1.2.5-1 and 6.3.5A.1.2.5-2. The test requirement tables are originated from tables 6.3.5.1.5-1 and 6.3.5.1.5-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.5-1: Absolute power tolerance for inter-band CA: test point 1

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

4.2GHz < f ≤ 6GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

4.2GHz < f ≤ 6GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

Note 1: The lower power limit shall not exceed the minimum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.3.2.A.23

Table 6.3.5A.1.2.5-2: Absolute power tolerance for inter-band CA: test point 2

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

4.2GHz < f ≤ 6GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 11.1dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

4.2GHz < f ≤ 6GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 14.1dB

Note 1: The upper power limit shall not exceed the maximum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.2.2A.2.3

6.3.5A.1.3 Power Control Absolute power tolerance for CA (intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.1.3.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on each active component carriers larger than 20ms.

6.3.5A.1.3.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.1.3.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.0.

6.3.5A.1.3.4 Test description

6.3.5A.1.3.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-3. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Refer to test points

A: Low Wgap, Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Refer to test point

Test only test points with

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_4A-4A Configurations

1

25

25

35

N/A

N/A

QPSK

P_25@0

QPSK

S_25@0

2

25

25

5

N/A

N/A

QPSK

P_25@0

QPSK

S_25@0

3

100

100

5

N/A

N/A

QPSK

P_100@0

QPSK

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-3.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

6.3.5A.1.3.4.2 Test procedure

Same test procedure as in clause 6.3.5A.1.1.4.2 with the following exceptions.

– Instead of Table 6.3.5A.1.1.4.1-1🡪 use Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3🡪 use clause 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3.

6.3.5A.1.3.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6 with the following exceptions.

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3-1: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3-2: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3-3: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3-4: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3-5: PhysicalConfigDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.5.1.2, Table 5.5.1.2.1 PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

uplinkPowerControlDedicated

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

RBC

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

UL CA

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.4.3-6: UplinkPowerControlDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-26 UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-UE-PUSCH

1

RBC

0

UL CA

}

6.3.5A.1.3.5 Test requirement

The absolute power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (5) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.1.3.5-1 and 6.3.5A.1.3.5-2. The test requirement tables are originated from tables 6.3.5.1.5-1 and 6.3.5.1.5-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.5-1: Absolute power tolerance for inter-band CA: test point 1

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The lower power limit shall not exceed the minimum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.3.2A.3.3

Table 6.3.5A.1.3.5-2: Absolute power tolerance for inter-band CA: test point 2

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The upper power limit shall not exceed the maximum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 62.2A.3.3

6.3.5A.1.4 Power Control Absolute power tolerance for CA (3UL CA)
6.3.5A.1.4.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on each active component carriers larger than 20ms.

6.3.5A.1.4.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 13 and forward that support intra-band contiguous or inter-band or intra-band non-contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA.

6.3.5A.1.4.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.0.

6.3.5A.1.4.4 Test description

6.3.5A.1.4.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E‑UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexe A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

6

25

QPSK

56

P_6@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

6

50

QPSK

106

P_6@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

25

15

QPSK

55

P_25@0

S_15@0

S_15@0

25

25

QPSK

75

P_25@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

25

50

QPSK

125

P_25@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

50

50

QPSK

150

P_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

75

75

QPSK

225

P_75@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

100

25

QPSK

150

P_100@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

100

50

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

100

75

QPSK

250

P_100@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

100

100

QPSK

300

P_100@0

S_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the first of those is tested, according to the order on the Test Configuration Table list.

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table with Wgap

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_XA-XA-XA Configurations

1

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

2

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-3.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] 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 uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

6.3.5A.1.4.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 with TPC command 0dB for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.1-1 on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC.

5. Measure the initial output power of the first subframe of the PUSCH first transmission for each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded..

6. Repeat for the two test points as indicated in section 6.3.5A.1.1.4.3. The timing of the execution between the two test points shall be larger than 20ms.

6.3.5A.1.4.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6 with the following exceptions.

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3-1: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3-2: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3-3: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3-4: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10 ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3-5: PhysicalConfigDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.5.1.2, Table 5.5.1.2.1 PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

uplinkPowerControlDedicated

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

RBC

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

UL CA

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.4.3-6: UplinkPowerControlDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-26 UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

p0-UE-PUSCH

1

RBC

0

UL CA

}

6.3.5A.1.4.5 Test Requirements

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class D, the absolute power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (5) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.1.4.5-1 and 6.3.5A.1.4.5-2. The test requirement tables are originated from tables 6.3.5.1.5-1 and 6.3.5.1.5-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.5-1: Absolute power tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA: test point 1

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The lower power limit shall not exceed the minimum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.3.2.A.13

Table 6.3.5A.1.4.5-2: Absolute power tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA: test point 2

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The upper power limit shall not exceed the maximum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.2.2A.1.3

6.3.5A.1.5 Power Control Absolute power tolerance for CA(SRS carrier based switching)

6.3.5A.1.5.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a transmission gap on component carriers (to which SRS switching occurs) larger than 40ms.

6.3.5A.1.5.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 14 and forward that support SRS carrier based switching, and support intra-band contiguous DL CA, intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and inter-band DL CA.

6.3.5A.1.5.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.0

6.3.5A.1.5.4 Test description

6.3.5A.1.5.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.5.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.5.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_ alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

SCC SRS
NRB

6

25

N/A for this test

31

24

6

50

56

N/A for this test

48

25

15

40

12

25

25

50

24

25

50

75

48

50

50

100

48

50

100

150

96

75

75

150

72

100

75

175

72

100

50

150

48

100

100

200

96

100

25

125

24

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.1.5.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.5.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 3B sent to the UE during the configuration should have SRS TPC command 0dB.

6.3.5A.1.5.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4. Message contents for RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10 are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.5.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 3B sent to the UE during the configuration should have SRS TPC command 0dB.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. The SRS periodicity in SCell is set to 80ms. Measure the output power of any SRS transmission on SCC. The transient periods of 20us are excluded.

5. Repeat for the two test points as indicated in section 6.3.5A.1.5.4.3. The timing of the execution between the two test points shall be larger than 40ms.

6.3.5A.1.5.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6 with the following exceptions.

Table 6.3.5A.1.5.4.3-1: RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-13A RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

ul-Configuration-r14 SEQUENCE {

SRS-Switching

uplinkPowerControlCommonPUSCH-LessCell-v14xy SEQUENCE {

p0-Nominal-PeriodicSRS-r14

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

}

}

}

Table 6.3.5A.1.5.4.3-2: RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-13A RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

RadioResourceConfigCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

ul-Configuration-r14 SEQUENCE {

SRS-Switching

uplinkPowerControlCommonPUSCH-LessCell-v14xy SEQUENCE {

p0-Nominal-PeriodicSRS-r14

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

}

}

}

Table 6.3.5A.1.5.4.3-3: PhysicalConfigDedicatedSCell-r10-DEFAULT: Test point 1 and 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] Table 4.6.3-6A, condition SRS-Switching

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicatedSCell-r10-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {

soundingRS-UL-PeriodicConfigDedicatedList-r14 SEQUENCE (SIZE (1..2)) OF SEQUENCE {

soundingRS-UL-ConfigDedicated CHOICE {

setup SEQUENCE {

srs-ConfigIndex

77

See Table 8.2-1 in TS 36.213

FDD

86

INTEGER (0..1023) See Table 8.2-2 in TS 36.213

TDD

}

}

}

}

6.3.5A.1.5.5 Test requirement

The absolute power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (4) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.1.5.5-1 and 6.3.5A.1.5.5-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.5.5-1: Absolute power tolerance for SRS carrier based switching: test point 1

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-11.8 dBm

-8.8 dBm

-5.8 dBm

-4.0 dBm

-2.8 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-11.8 dBm

-8.8 dBm

-5.8 dBm

-4.0 dBm

-2.8 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The lower power limit shall not exceed the minimum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.3.2.A.0

Table 6.3.5A.1.5.5-2: Absolute power tolerance for SRS carrier based switching: test point 2

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

0.2 dBm

3.2 dBm

6.2 dBm

8.0 dBm

9.2 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

0.2 dBm

3.2 dBm

6.2 dBm

8.0 dBm

9.2 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The upper power limit shall not exceed the maximum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.2.2A.0

6.3.5A.1.6 Power control absolute power tolerance for CA (4UL CA)

6.3.5A.1.6.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to set its initial output power to a specific value for the first sub-frame at the start of a contiguous transmission or non-contiguous transmission with a tramsission gap on each active component carrier larger than 20 ms.

The requirements can be tested by time aligning any transmission gaps on the component carriers for inter-band carrier aggregation. For band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class B, C and D and intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, the absolute power control tolerance is per component carrier

6.3.5A.1.6.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support 4DL CA and 4UL CA.

6.3.5A.1.6.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.0.

6.3.5A.1.6.4 Test description

6.3.5A.1.6.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E UTRA CA configurations specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1 or 5.4.2A.1-2b or 5.4.2A.1-5. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-1 and 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-2. The details of the uplink and downlink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexe A.2 and A3. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table sub-set

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2, 3)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

3 SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC1, SCC2 & SCC3 RB allocations

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC1, SCC2 & SCC3 RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

25

25

N/A for this test

QPSK

32

P_8@0

S_8@0

S_8@0

S_8@0

25

50

QPSK

44

P_8@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

50

25

QPSK

36

P_12@0

S_8@0

S_8@0

S_8@0

50

50

QPSK

48

S_12@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

50

75

QPSK

60

P_12@0

S_16@0

S_16@0

S_16@0

50

100

QPSK

66

P_12@0

S_18@0

S_18@0

S_18@0

75

50

QPSK

52

P_16@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

75

75

QPSK

64

P_16@0

S_16@0

S_16@0

S_16@0

75

100

QPSK

70

P_16@0

S_18@0

S_18@0

S_18@0

100

50

QPSK

54

P_18@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

S_12@0

100

75

QPSK

66

P_18@0

S_16@0

S_16@0

S_16@0

100

100

QPSK

72

P_18@0

S_18@0

S_18@0

S_18@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1 and 5.4.2A.1-2b.

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the combination with the highest NRB_PCC is tested.

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table with Wgap sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_XA-XA-XA-XA Configurations

1

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

2

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-5.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] 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 uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Tables 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-1 and 6.3.5A.1.6.4-2.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3. Any PDCCH DCI format 0 sent to the UE during the configuration should have TPC command 0dB.

6.3.5A.1.6.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. SS sends uplink scheduling information via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-1 or Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.1-2) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Each UL assignment is such that the UE transmits on UL sub-frame 2 of every radio frame.

5. For FDD: Measure the UE transmission OFF power for each component carrier during the sub-frame prior to the PUSCH subframe. For TDD: Measure the UE transmission OFF power during the 10 SCFDMA symbols prior to the PUSCH subframe.

6. Measure the output power of the UE PUSCH transmission for each component carrier during one sub-frame, excluding a transient period of 20 µs at the beginning of the subframe.

7. Measure the UE transmission OFF power for each component carrier during one sub-frame following the PUSCH subframe, excluding a transient period of 20 µs at the beginning of the subframe.

6.3.5A.1.6.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6 with following exceptions.

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3-1: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3-2: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 1

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-105

Test point 1 to verify a UE relative low initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3-3: UplinkPowerControlCommon: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25 UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommon-DEFAULT::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3-4: UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10: Test point 2

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-25A UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlCommonSCell-r10::= SEQUENCE {

p0-NominalPUSCH-r10

-93

Test point 2 to verify a UE relative high initial power transmission

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3-5: PhysicalConfigDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.5.1.2, Table 5.5.1.2.1 PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

PhysicalConfigDedicated-DEFAULT::= SEQUENCE {

uplinkPowerControlDedicated

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

RBC

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

See subclause 4.6.3

UL CA

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.4.3-6: UplinkPowerControlDedicated

Derivation Path: TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.6.3, Table 4.6.3-26 UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT

Information Element

Value/remark

Comment

Condition

UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT::= SEQUENCE {

p0-UE-PUSCH

1

RBC

0

UL CA

}

6.3.5A.1.6.5 Test requirement

The absolute power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step 5) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.1.6.5-1 and 6.3.5A.1.6.5-2.

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.5-1: Absolute power tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA: test point 1

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-14.8 dBm

-10.8 dBm

-8.6 dBm

-5.6 dBm

-3.9 dBm

-2.6 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The lower power limit shall not exceed the minimum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.3.2.A.13

Table 6.3.5A.1.6.5-2: Absolute power tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA: test point 2

Channel bandwidth / expected output power (dBm)

1.4

MHz

3.0

MHz

5

MHz

10

MHz

15

MHz

20

MHz

Expected Measured power Normal conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

± 10.0dB

± 10.4dB

Expected Measured power Extreme conditions

-2.8 dBm

1.2 dBm

3.4 dBm

6.4 dBm

8.2 dBm

9.4 dBm

Power tolerance

f ≤ 3.0GHz

3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

± 13.0dB

± 13.4dB

Note 1: The upper power limit shall not exceed the maximum output power requirements defined in sub-clause 6.2.2A.1.3

6.3.5A.2 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA

6.3.5A.2.0 Minimum conformance requirements

For inter-band carrier aggregation with uplink assigned to two E-UTRA bands, the relative power tolerance is specified when the power of the target and reference sub-frames on each component carrier exceed the minimum output power as defined in TS 36.101 [2] subclause 6.3.2A and the total power is limited by PUMAX as defined in TS 36.101 [2] subclause 6.2.5A. The requirements shall apply on each component carrier with all component carriers active. The UE transmitter shall have the capability of changing the output power independently on all component carriers in the uplink and:

a) the requirements for all combinations of PUSCH and PUCCH transitions per component carrier is given in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1.

b) for SRS the requirements for combinations of PUSCH/PUCCH and SRS transitions between subframes given in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1 apply per component carrier when the target and reference subframes are configured for either simultaneous SRS or simultaneous PUSCH.

c) for RACH the requirements apply for the primary cell and are given in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1.

For component carriers with Frame Structure Type 3 the requirements for the target sub-frame relative to the power of the most recently transmitted reference sub-frame shall be met with a transmission gap ≤ 40 ms.

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class B and C and intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, the requirements apply when the power of the target and reference sub-frames on each component carrier exceed -20 dBm and the total power is limited by PUMAX as defined in TS 36.101 [2] subclause 6.2.5A. For the purpose of these requirements, the power in each component carrier is specified over only the transmitted resource blocks.

The UE shall meet the following requirements for transmission on both assigned component carriers when the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame:

a) for all possible combinations of PUSCH and PUCCH transitions per component carrier, the corresponding requirements given in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1;

b) for SRS transitions on each component carrier, the requirements for combinations of PUSCH/PUCCH and SRS transitions given in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1 with simultaneous SRS of constant SRS bandwidth allocated in the target and reference subframes;

c) for RACH on the primary component carrier, the requirements given in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1 for PRACH.

For a) and b) above, the power step P between the reference and target subframes shall be set by a TPC command and/or an uplink scheduling grant transmitted by means of an appropriate DCI Format.

For a), b) and c) above, two exceptions are allowed for each component carrier for a power per carrier ranging from -20 dBm to PUMAX,c as defined in TS 36.101 [2] subclause 6.2.5. For these exceptions the power tolerance limit is ±6.0 dB in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1.

Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1: Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission (normal conditions)

Power step P (Up or down)

[dB]

All combinations of PUSCH and PUCCH transitions [dB]

All combinations of PUSCH/PUCCH and SRS transitions between sub-frames [dB]

PRACH [dB]

ΔP < 2

±2.5 (Note 3)

±3.0

±2.5

2 ≤ ΔP < 3

±3.0

±4.0

±3.0

3 ≤ ΔP < 4

±3.5

±5.0

±3.5

4 ≤ ΔP ≤ 10

±4.0

±6.0

±4.0

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

±5.0

±8.0

±5.0

15 ≤ ΔP

±6.0

±9.0

±6.0

Note 1: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed

Note 2: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, the relative power tolerance is relaxed by increasing the upper limit by 1.5 dB if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges; if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges, then the tolerance is relaxed by reducing the lower limit by 1.5 dB.

Note 3: For PUSCH to PUSCH transitions with the allocated resource blocks fixed in frequency and no transmission gaps other than those generated by downlink subframes, DwPTS fields or Guard Periods for TDD: for a power step ΔP ≤ 1 dB, the relative power tolerance for transmission is ±1.0 dB.

The power step (ΔP) is defined as the difference in the calculated setting of the UE Transmit power between the target and reference sub-frames with the power setting according to Clause 5.1 of TS 36.213 [10]. The error is the difference between ΔP and the power change measured at the UE antenna port with the power of the cell-specific reference signals kept constant. The error shall be less than the relative power tolerance specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.0-1.

For sub-frames not containing an SRS symbol, the power change is defined as the relative power difference between the mean power of the original reference sub-frame and the mean power of the target subframe not including transient durations. The mean power of successive sub-frames shall be calculated according to TS 36.101 [2] Figure 6.3.4.3-1 and TS 36.101 [2] Figure 6.3.4.1-1 if there is a transmission gap between the reference and target sub-frames.

The normative reference for this requirement is TS 36.101 [2] clauses 6.3.5A.2 and 6.3.5.2.

6.3.5A.2.1 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (intra-band contiguous DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.2.1.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to change the output power in both assigned component carrier in the uplink with a defined power step sizes between sub-frames on the two respective component carrier.

6.3.5A.2.1.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 10 and forward that support intra-band contiguous DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.2.1.3 Minimum conformance requirement

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.0.

6.3.5A.2.1.4 Test description

6.3.5A.2.1.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annex A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in clause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg
Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations (Note 3)
(LCRB @ RBstart)

25

25

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@20

P_5@20

P_1@24

P_8@17

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

25

50

N/A

for this test

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@20

P_5@20

P_1@24

P_8@17

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

50

50

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@45

P_5@45

P_1@49

P_8@42

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

75

25

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@70

P_5@70

P_1@74

P_8@67

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

75

75

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@70

P_5@70

P_1@74

P_8@67

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

25

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

50

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

75

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

100

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1.

Note 2: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same NRB_agg, only the combination with the highest NRB_PCC is tested.

Note 3: The UL allocation is changed as part of the test procedure. The Test Configuration Table entries list the combinations used, with the sequence of usage as determined by the test procedure for each sub-test.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.1-1

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.1.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.1.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clause 8.3.3.2).

4. The procedure is separated in various subtests to verify different aspects of relative power control. The power changes of the subtests are shown by diagrams in the Test Procedure. In this test case, the term PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } defined in TS 36.101 [2] clause 6.2.5A is used, to ensure the UE is not tested outside its power capability.

5. Sub test: SCC power increase

5.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-1. The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-1: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power increase, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +7

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

-17

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +7

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

5.2. Calculate the Total uplink power across both CCs in dBm as 10log10((PCCTargetMeas, n in mW) + (SCCTargetMeas, n in mW)). If (PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } – Total uplink power) > 1dB, continue to step 5.3. Otherwise, go to step 5.6.

5.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-1. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 5.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 5.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

5.4. For the SCC, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-1. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 5.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 5.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

5.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-2. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 5.2 to 5.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-2: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power increase, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +7

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n

+2dB)

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +7

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

5.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-1 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-1: SCC power increase

6. Sub test: SCC power decrease

6.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-3.The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-3: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power decrease, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -2

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } -5

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -2

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

6.2. If the uplink (power for each CC – (-20dBm)) is > 1dB, continue to step 6.3. Otherwise, go to step 6.6.

6.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-2. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 6.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 6.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

6.4. For the SCC, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-2. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 6.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 6.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

6.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-4. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 6.2 to 6.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-4: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power decrease, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -2

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n

-2dB

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -2

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

6.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-2 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-2: SCC power decrease

7. Sub test: PCC and SCC power increase together

7.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-5. The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-5: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power increase, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

-17

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

-17

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(PCCRefSet, 0) +9

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

7.2. Calculate the Total uplink power across both CCs in dBm as 10log10((PCCTargetMeas, n in mW) + (SCCTargetMeas, n in mW)). If (PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } – Total uplink power) > 1dB, continue to step 7.3. Otherwise, go to step 7.6.

7.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-3. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 7.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 7.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

7.4. For the SCC, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-3. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 7.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 7.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

7.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-6. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 7.2 to 7.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-6: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power increase, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Max (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

+2dB

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Max (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

+2dB

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +9

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

7.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-3 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-3: PCC and SCC power increase together

8. Sub test: PCC and SCC power decrease together

8.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-7. The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-7: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power decrease, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } -6

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } -6

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(PCCRefSet, 0) -9

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

8.2. If the uplink (power for each CC – (-20dBm)) is > 1dB, continue to step 8.3. Otherwise, go to step 8.6.

8.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-4. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 8.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 8.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

8.4. For the SCC, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-4. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 8.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 8.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

8.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-8. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 8.2 to 8.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-8: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power decrease, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Min (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

-2dB

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Min (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

-2dB

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -9

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

8.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-4 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2-4: PCC and SCC power decrease together

6.3.5A.2.1.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.2.1.5 Test requirement

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class C, the relative power control tolerance per component carrier measured in steps 5, 6 , 7 and 8 of the test procedure should satisfy the applicable test requirements specified in Tables 6.3.5A.2.1.5-1 to 6.3.5A.2.1.5-4 for normal conditions.

To account for RF Power amplifier mode changes 2 exceptions are allowed for each subtest, and are counted during the Test Procedure.

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-1: Test requirements for SCC power increase

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.7dB

+1.8dB

Exception

dB

-6.7dB

+6.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.2dB

+13.7dB

Exception

dB

+2.2dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-2: Test requirements for SCC power decrease

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.8dB

+1.7dB

Exception

dB

-6.8dB

+6.7dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.2dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.2dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-3: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power increase together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.1.5-4: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power decrease together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

6.3.5A.2.2 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (inter-band DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.2.2.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to change the output power in both assigned component carrier in the uplink with a defined power step sizes between sub-frames on the two respective component carrier.

6.3.5A.2.2.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support inter-band DL CA and UL CA.

The requirements also apply to all types of E-UTRA UE release 14 and forward that support UL eLAA.

6.3.5A.2.2.3 Minimum conformance requirement

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.0.

6.3.5A.2.2.4 Test description

6.3.5A.2.2.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_ alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations(Note 3)
(LCRB @ RBstart)

6

25

N/A for this test

QPSK

31

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.2.5-2

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

6

50

QPSK

56

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.2.5-2

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

15

25

QPSK

40

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

25

6

QPSK

31

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.2.5-2

25

15

QPSK

40

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.2.5-4

25

25

QPSK

50

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

25

50

QPSK

75

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

25

75

QPSK

100

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9

6.3.5A.2.2.5-10

50

50

QPSK

100

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

50

100

QPSK

150

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11

6.3.5A.2.2.5-12

75

75

QPSK

150

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9

6.3.5A.2.2.5-10

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9

6.3.5A.2.2.5-10

75

25

QPSK

100

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9

6.3.5A.2.2.5-10

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

100

50

QPSK

150

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11

6.3.5A.2.2.5-12

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

100

75

QPSK

175

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11

6.3.5A.2.2.5-12

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9

6.3.5A.2.2.5-10

100

100

QPSK

200

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11

6.3.5A.2.2.5-12

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11

6.3.5A.2.2.5-12

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

Note 2: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same NRB_agg, only the combination with the highest NRB_PCC is tested.

Note 3: The UL allocation is changed as part of the test procedure. The Test Configuration Table entries list the combinations used, with the sequence of usage as determined by the test procedure for each sub-test.

Note 4: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table for UL LAA

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_ alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

15

100

N/A for this test

QPSK

115

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-13

6.3.5A.2.2.5-14

25

100

QPSK

125

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-13

6.3.5A.2.2.5-14

50

100

QPSK

150

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-13

6.3.5A.2.2.5-14

75

100

QPSK

175

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9

6.3.5A.2.2.5-10

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-13

6.3.5A.2.2.5-14

100

100

QPSK

200

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11

6.3.5A.2.2.5-12

See table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-13

6.3.5A.2.2.5-14

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

Note 2: Applicable only for an LAA Scell configured in Band 46.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A. 2.2.4.1-1 or 6.3.5A.2.2.4.1-2.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.2.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.2.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clause 8.3.3.2).

4. The procedure is separated in various subtests to verify different aspects of relative power control on both PCC and SCC individually. The power patterns of the subtests are shown in figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-1 to 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-6. In this test case, the term PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } defined in TS 36.101 [2] clause 6.2.5A is used, to ensure the UE is not tested outside its power capability.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-1: FDD ramping up test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-2: FDD ramping down test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-3: TDD FS2 ramping up test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-4: TDD FS2 ramping down test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-5: TDD FS3 ramping up test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-6: TDD FS3 ramping down test power patterns

5. Sub test: ramping up pattern

5.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 or 0B (for LAA SCC) for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD FS2) or Table A.2.5.2.1-1 (TDD FS3) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC at -36.8dBm +/- 3.2 dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at -36.5dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz or at 36 dBm +/- 4 dB for carrier frequency 4.2GHz < f ≤ 6GHz.

5.2. Schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission on each component carrier as described in Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-1 (FDD pattern A: sub-test is divided in 4 arbitrary radio frames with 10 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) and Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-3 (TDD FS2 pattern A: sub-test is divided in 10 arbitrary radio frames with 4 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) and Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-5 (TDD FS3 pattern A: sub-test is divided in 10 arbitrary radio frames with 4 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) with an uplink RB allocation as defined in tables 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1 thru 6.3.5A.2.2.5-14 depending on CC combinations. On the PDCCH format 0 or 0B (for LAA SCC) for the scheduling of the PUSCH the SS will transmit a +1dB TPC command on both PCC and SCC separately. Note that the measurement need not be done continuously, provided that interruptions are whole numbers of frames, and TPC commands of 0dB are sent during the interruption.

5.3. Measure the power of PUSCH transmissions on both PCC and SCC separately to verify the UE relative power control meet test requirements 6.3.5A.2.2.5. For power transients between subframes, transient periods of 40us between subframes are excluded. For ON/OFF or OFF/ON transients, transient periods of 20 us at the beginning of the subframe are excluded. Calculate the Total uplink power across both CCs. If (PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } – Total uplink power) < 0.7dB, stop ramping, exclude the last measurement and go to step 5.4.

5.4. Repeat the subtest different pattern B, C to move the RB allocation change at different points in the pattern as described in Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1 thru Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-14 to force bigger UE power steps at various points in the power range.

6. Sub test: ramping down pattern

6.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 or 0B (for LAA SCC) for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD FS2) or Table A.2.5.2.1-1 (TDD FS3) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC at +15.0dBm +/- 3.2 dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at +14.7dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz or at 14 dBm +/- 4 dB for carrier frequency 4.2GHz < f ≤ 6GHz.

6.2. Schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission as described in Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-2 (FDD pattern A: sub-test is divided in 4 arbitrary radio frames with 10 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) and Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-4 (TDD FS2 pattern A: sub-test is divided in 10 arbitrary radio frames with 4 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) and Figure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2-6 (TDD FS3 pattern A: sub-test is divided in 10 arbitrary radio frames with 4 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) with an uplink RB allocation as defined in tables 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1 thru 6.3.5A.2.2.5-14 depending on CC combinations. On the PDCCH format 0 or 0B (for LAA SCC) for the scheduling of the PUSCH the SS will transmit a -1dB TPC command on both PCC and SCC separately. Note that the measurement need not be done continuously, provided that interruptions are whole numbers of frames, and TPC commands of 0dB are sent during the interruption.

6.3. Measure the power of PUSCH transmissions on both PCC and SCC separately to verify the UE relative power control meet test requirements 6.3.5.2.5. For power transients between subframes, transient periods of 40us between subframes are excluded. For ON/OFF or OFF/ON transients, transient periods of 20 us at the beginning of the subframe are excluded.

6.4. Repeat the subtest different pattern B, C to move the RB allocation change at different points in the pattern as described in Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1 thru Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-14 to force bigger UE power steps at various points in the power range.

6.3.5A.2.2.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.2.2.5 Test requirement

Each UE power step measured in the test procedure 6.3.5A.2.2.4.2 should satisfy the test requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1, thru 6.3.5A.2.2.5-14 for normal conditions; for extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

To account for RF Power amplifier mode changes 2 exceptions are allowed for each of ramping up and ramping down test patterns on both PCC and SCC separately. For these exceptions the power tolerance limit is a maximum of ±6.7 dB. If there is an exception in the power step caused by the RB change for all test patterns (A, B, C) then fail the UE.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-1: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission (normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 1.4MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 6 RBs

TPC=+1dB

8.78

4 ≤ ΔP < 10

8.78 ± (4.7) Note 2

8.78 +6.2/-4.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 6

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-2: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission (normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 1.4MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 5

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 5 to 1 RBs

TPC=-1dB

7.99

4 ≤ ΔP < 10

7.99 ± (4.7) Note 2

7.99 +4.7/-6.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-3: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission (normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 3MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 4 RBs

TPC=+1dB

7.02

4 ≤ ΔP < 10

7.02 ± (4.7) Note 2

7.02 +6.2/-4.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed =4

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-4: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission (normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 3MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 15

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 15 to 1 RBs

TPC=-1dB

12.76

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

12.76 ± (5.7) Note 2

12.76 +5.7/-7.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed =1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-5: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 5MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 20

TPC=+1dB

14.01

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

14.01 ± (5.7) Note 2

14.01 +7.2/-5.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 20

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-6: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 5MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 25

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 25 to 1

TPC=-1dB

14.98

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

14.98 ± (5.7) Note 2

14.98 +5.7/-7.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-7: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 10MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 25

TPC=+1dB

14.98

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

14.98 ± (5.7) Note 2

14.98 +7.2/-5.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 25

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-8: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 10MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 50

( UE-Categories ≥2)

Fixed = 48

(UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 50 to 1 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Change from 48 to 1 (UE cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

17.99

17.81

15 ≤ Δ

17.99 ± (6.7) Note 2

17.99 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

17.81 ± (6.7) Note 2

17.81 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-9: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 15MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 50

TPC=+1dB

17.99

15 ≤ ΔP

17.99±(6.7) Note 2

17.99 +8.2/-6.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 50

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-10: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 15MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 75

( UE-Categories ≥2)

Fixed = 50

(UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 75 to 1 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Change from 50 to 1 (UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

19.75

17.99

15 ≤ ΔP

19.75 ± (6.7) Note 2

19.75 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

17.99 ± (6.7) Note 2

17.99 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-11: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 20MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 75

TPC=+1dB

19.75

15 ≤ ΔP

19.75 ± (6.7) Note 2

19.75 +8.2/-6.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 75

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-12: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 20MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 100 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Fixed = 75 (UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 100 to 1 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Change from 75 to 1 (UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

21.0

19.75

15 ≤ ΔP

21.0 ± (6.7) Note 2

21.0 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

19.75 ± (6.7) Note 2

19.75 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-13: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 20MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 10

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 10 to 100

TPC=+1dB

11.0

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

11.0 ± (5.7) Note 2

11.0 +7.2/-5.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 100

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: Applicable only for an LAA Scell configured in Band 46.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.2.5-14: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 20MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 100

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 100 to 10

TPC=-1dB

11.0

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

11.0 ± (5.7) Note 2

11.0 +7.2/-5.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 10

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: Applicable only for an LAA Scell configured in Band 46.

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

6.3.5A.2.3 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.2.3.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to change the output power in both assigned component carrier in the uplink with a defined power step sizes between sub-frames on the two respective component carrier.

6.3.5A.2.3.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.2.3.3 Minimum conformance requirement

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.0.

6.3.5A.2.3.4 Test description

6.3.5A.2.3.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-3. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.2.3.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.2.3.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Refer to test points

A: Low Wgap , Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Refer to test point

Test only test points with

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

NRB_alloc

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_4A-4A Configurations

1

25

25

35

N/A

N/A

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

2

25

25

5

N/A

N/A

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

34

50

50

25

N/A

N/A

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

45

100

100

5

N/A

N/A

QPSK

6

13

2

16

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-3.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

Note 3: The UL allocation is changed as part of the test procedure. The Test Configuration Table entries list the combinations used, with the sequence of usage as determined by the test procedure for each sub-test.

Note 4: Not applicable if only Bandwidth Combination Set 0 is supported by the UE for the CA Configuration

Note 5: Applicable if only Bandwidth Combination Set 0 is supported by the UE for the CA Configuration.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.2.3.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.3.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.3.4.2 Test procedure

Same test procedure as in clause 6.3.5A.2.1.4.2 with the following exceptions.

– Instead of Table 6.3.5A.2.1.4.1-1🡪 use Table 6.3.5A.2.3.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.3.5A.2.1.4.3🡪 use clause 6.3.5A.2.3.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.3.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.2.3.5 Test requirement

For intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, the relative power control tolerance per component carrier measured in steps 5, 6 , 7 and 8 of the test procedure should satisfy the applicable test requirements specified in Tables 6.3.5A.2.3.5-1 to 6.3.5A.2.3.5-4 for normal conditions.

To account for RF Power amplifier mode changes 2 exceptions are allowed for each subtest, and are counted during the Test Procedure.

Table 6.3.5A.2.3.5-1: Test requirements for SCC power increase

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.7dB

+1.8dB

Exception

dB

-6.7dB

+6.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.2dB

+13.7dB

Exception

dB

+2.2dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.3.5-2: Test requirements for SCC power decrease

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.8dB

+1.7dB

Exception

dB

-6.8dB

+6.7dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.2dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.2dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.3.5-3: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power increase together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.3.5-4: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power decrease together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

6.3.5A.2.4 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (3UL CA)
6.3.5A.2.4.1 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (intra-band contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA)
6.3.5A.2.4.1.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to change the output power in all assigned component carriers in the uplink with a defined power step sizes between sub-frames on the three respective component carriers.

6.3.5A.2.4.1.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 13 and forward that support intra-band contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA.

6.3.5A.2.4.1.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.0.

6.3.5A.2.4.1.4 Test description

6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E‑UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexe A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

25

50

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@20

P_5@20

P_1@24

P_8@17

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

50

50

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@45

P_5@45

P_1@49

P_8@42

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

75

75

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@70

P_5@70

P_1@74

P_8@67

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

25

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

50

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

75

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

100

100

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@95

P_5@95

P_1@99

P_8@92

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the first of those is tested, according to the order on the Test Configuration Table list.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] 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 uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCCs as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCCs by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. The procedure is separated in various subtests to verify different aspects of relative power control. The power changes of the subtests are shown by diagrams in the Test Procedure. In this test case, the term PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } defined in TS 36.101 [2] clause 6.2.5A is used, to ensure the UE is not tested outside its power capability.

5. Sub test: SCC power increase

5.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on all PCC and SCCs. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-1. The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-1: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power increase, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +7

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

-17

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +7

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

5.2. Calculate the Total uplink power across all CCs in dBm as 10log10((PCCTargetMeas, n in mW) + (SCCTargetMeas, n in mW)). If (PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } – Total uplink power) > 1dB, continue to step 5.3. Otherwise, go to step 5.6.

5.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-1. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 5.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 5.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

5.4. For the SCCs, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-1. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 5.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 5.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

5.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-2. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 5.2 to 5.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-2: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power increase, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +7

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n

+2dB)

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +7

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

5.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-1 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-1: SCC power increase

6. Sub test: SCC power decrease

6.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on all PCC and SCCs. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-3.The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-3: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power decrease, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -2

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } -5

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -2

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

6.2. If the uplink (power for each CC – (-20dBm)) is > 1dB, continue to step 6.3. Otherwise, go to step 6.6.

6.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-2. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 6.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 6.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

6.4. For the SCCs, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-2. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 6.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 6.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

6.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-4. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the SCC allocation is decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 6.2 to 6.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-4: Power settings and RB allocations for SCC power decrease, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -2

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n

-2dB

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -2

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

5

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

6.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-2 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-2: SCC power decrease7. Sub test: PCC and SCC power increase together

7.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on all PCC and SCCs. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-5. The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-5: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power increase, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

-17

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

-17

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(PCCRefSet, 0) +9

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

7.2. Calculate the Total uplink power across all CCs in dBm as 10log10((PCCTargetMeas, n in mW) + (SCCTargetMeas, n in mW)). If (PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } – Total uplink power) > 1dB, continue to step 7.3. Otherwise, go to step 7.6.

7.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-3. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 7.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 7.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

7.4. For the SCCs, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-3. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 7.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 7.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

7.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-6. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCCs allocation are increased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 7.2 to 7.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-6: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power increase, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Max (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

+2dB

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Max (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

+2dB

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +9

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) +9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

7.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-3 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-3: PCC and SCC power increase together

8. Sub test: PCC and SCCs power decrease together

8.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on all PCC and SCCs. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, 0 and SCCRefSet, 0 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-7. The powers and allocations are chosen so the average transmit power per PRB is aligned across both assigned carriers in the reference sub-frame. Measure PCCRefMeas, 0 and SCCRefMeas, 0 in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, 0 and SCCTargetMeas, 0 in the Target subframe.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-7: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power decrease, step n=0

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } -6

SCCRefSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } -6

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, 0

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(PCCRefSet, 0) -9

SCCTargetSet, 0, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, 0) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, 0

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, 0

8.2. If the uplink (power for each CC – (-20dBm)) is > 1dB, continue to step 8.3. Otherwise, go to step 8.6.

8.3. For the PCC, calculate the change in power as (PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the PCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-4. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 8.4. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the PCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 8.4, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

8.4. For the SCCs, calculate the change in power as (SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n) and compare to the SCC Test requirement specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-4. If the result meets the normal Test requirement, continue to step 8.5. If the result does not meet the normal Test requirement but meets the exception Test requirement, increment the SCC exception counter by 1 and continue to step 8.5, Otherwise, fail the UE for this subtest.

8.5. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCCs with powers nearest to PCCRefSet, n+1 and SCCRefSet, n+1 respectively, as defined in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-8. Measure PCCRefMeas, n and SCCRefMeas, n.in the Reference subframe, and after the PCC and SCC allocation are decreased, measure PCCTargetMeas, n and SCCTargetMeas, n.in the Target subframe. Repeat steps 8.2 to 8.4.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-8: Power settings and RB allocations for PCC and SCC power decrease, step n+1

PCC

SCC

Parameter

Value

Parameter

Value

Reference subframe

PCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Min (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

-2dB

SCCRefSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(Min (PCCTargetMeas, n, SCCTargetMeas, n))

-2dB

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

8

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCRefMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCRefMeas, n+1

Target subframe

PCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -9

SCCTargetSet, n+1, dBm/NRB alloc

(SCCRefSet, n+1) -9

PCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

SCC allocation, NRB alloc

1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

PCCTargetMeas, n+1

Measured power,

dBm/NRB alloc

SCCTargetMeas, n+1

8.6. If the PCC exception counter is ≤ 2 and the SCC exception counter is ≤ 2, and the requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-4 are all met, pass the UE for this subtest.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2-4: PCC and SCC power decrease together

6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.2.4.1.5 Test Requirements

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class D, the relative power control tolerance per component carrier measured in steps 5, 6 , 7 and 8 of the test procedure should satisfy the applicable test requirements specified in Tables 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-1 to 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-4 for normal conditions..

To account for RF Power amplifier mode changes 2 exceptions are allowed for each subtest, and are counted during the Test Procedure.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-1: Test requirements for SCC power increase

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.7dB

+1.8dB

Exception

dB

-6.7dB

+6.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.2dB

+13.7dB

Exception

dB

+2.2dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-2: Test requirements for SCC power decrease

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.8dB

+1.7dB

Exception

dB

-6.8dB

+6.7dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.2dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.2dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-3: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power increase together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.5-4: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power decrease together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

6.3.5A.2.4.2 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (inter-band 3DL CA and 3UL CA)
6.3.5A.2.4.2.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to change the output power in both assigned component carrier in the uplink with a defined power step sizes between sub-frames on the two respective component carrier.

6.3.5A.2.4.2.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 13 and forward that support inter-band contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA.

6.3.5A.2.4.2.3 Minimum conformance requirement

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.0.

6.3.5A.2.4.2.4 Test description

6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCC1
NRB

SCC2
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_ alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations(Note 3)
(LCRB @ RBstart)

25

100

100

N/A for this Test

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-2

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

50

100

100

QPSK

250

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

75

100

100

QPSK

275

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

100

100

100

QPSK

300

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

100

25

100

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-2

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

100

50

100

QPSK

250

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-2

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

100

75

100

QPSK

275

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-2

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

50

50

100

QPSK

200

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

50

75

100

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

75

50

100

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

75

75

100

QPSK

250

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

50

100

50

QPSK

200

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

50

100

75

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

75

100

50

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

75

100

75

QPSK

250

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

75

75

50

QPSK

200

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

75

75

75

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

100

50

50

QPSK

200

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

100

50

75

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

100

75

50

QPSK

225

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

100

75

75

QPSK

250

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

100

100

50

QPSK

250

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

100

100

75

QPSK

275

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8

See table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg, only the first of those is tested, according to the order in the Test Configuration Table list.

Note 3: The UL allocation is changed as part of the test procedure. The Test Configuration Table entries list the combinations used, with the sequence of usage as determined by the test procedure for each sub-test.

Note 4: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.1.2.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clause 8.3.3.2).

4. The procedure is separated in various subtests to verify different aspects of relative power control on both PCC and SCC individually. The power patterns of the subtests are shown in figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-1 to 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-4. In this test case, the term PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } defined in TS 36.101 [2] clause 6.2.5A is used, to ensure the UE is not tested outside its power capability.

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-1: FDD ramping up test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-2: FDD ramping down test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-3: TDD ramping up test power patterns

Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-4: TDD ramping down test power patterns

5. Sub test: ramping up pattern

5.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC at -36.8dBm +/- 3.2 dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at -36.5dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

5.2. Schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission on each component carrier as described in Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-1 (FDD pattern A: sub-test is divided in 4 arbitrary radio frames with 10 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) and Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-3 (TDD pattern A: sub-test is divided in 10 arbitrary radio frames with 4 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) with an uplink RB allocation as defined in tables 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1 thru 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-12 depending on CC combinations. On the PDCCH format 0 for the scheduling of the PUSCH the SS will transmit a +1dB TPC command on both PCC and SCC separately. Note that the measurement need not be done continuously, provided that interruptions are whole numbers of frames, and TPC commands of 0dB are sent during the interruption.

5.3. Measure the power of PUSCH transmissions on both PCC and SCC separately to verify the UE relative power control meet test requirements 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5. For power transients between subframes, transient periods of 40us between subframes are excluded. For ON/OFF or OFF/ON transients, transient periods of 20 us at the beginning of the subframe are excluded. Calculate the Total uplink power across both CCs. If (PCMAX_L – MAX{TL, TLOW(PCMAX_L) } – Total uplink power) < 0.7dB, stop ramping, exclude the last measurement and go to step 5.4.5.4. Repeat the subtest different pattern B, C to move the RB allocation change at different points in the pattern as described in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1 thru Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-12 to force bigger UE power steps at various points in the power range.

6. Sub test: ramping down pattern

6.1. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table A.2.2.2.1-1 (FDD) or Table A.2.3.2.1-1 (TDD) on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH on each component carrier to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH on the PCC and on the SCC at +15.0dBm +/- 3.2 dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at +14.7dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

6.2. Schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission as described in Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-2 (FDD pattern A: sub-test is divided in 4 arbitrary radio frames with 10 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) and Figure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2-4 (TDD pattern A: sub-test is divided in 10 arbitrary radio frames with 4 active uplink sub-frames per radio frame) with an uplink RB allocation as defined in tables 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1 thru 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-12 depending on CC combinations. On the PDCCH format 0 for the scheduling of the PUSCH the SS will transmit a -1dB TPC command on both PCC and SCC separately. Note that the measurement need not be done continuously, provided that interruptions are whole numbers of frames, and TPC commands of 0dB are sent during the interruption.

6.3. Measure the power of PUSCH transmissions on both PCC and SCC separately to verify the UE relative power control meet test requirements 6.3.5.2.5. For power transients between subframes, transient periods of 40us between subframes are excluded. For ON/OFF or OFF/ON transients, transient periods of 20 us at the beginning of the subframe are excluded.

6.4. Repeat the subtest different pattern B, C to move the RB allocation change at different points in the pattern as described in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1 thru Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-12 to force bigger UE power steps at various points in the power range.

6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.2.4.2.5 Test requirement

Each UE power step measured in the test procedure 6.3.5A.2.4.2.4.2 should satisfy the test requirements specified in Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1, thru 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-12 for normal conditions; for extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

To account for RF Power amplifier mode changes 2 exceptions are allowed for each of ramping up and ramping down test patterns on both PCC and SCC separately. For these exceptions the power tolerance limit is a maximum of ±6.7 dB. If there is an exception in the power step caused by the RB change for all test patterns (A, B, C) then fail the UE.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-1: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 5MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 20

TPC=+1dB

14.01

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

14.01 ± (5.7) Note 2

14.01 +7.2/-5.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 20

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-2: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 5MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 25

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 25 to 1

TPC=-1dB

14.98

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

14.98 ± (5.7) Note 2

14.98 +5.7/-7.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-3: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 10MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 25

TPC=+1dB

14.98

10 ≤ ΔP < 15

14.98 ± (5.7) Note 2

14.98 +7.2/-5.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 25

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-4: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 10MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 50

( UE-Categories ≥2)

Fixed = 48

(UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 50 to 1 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Change from 48 to 1 (UE cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

17.99

17.81

15 ≤ Δ

17.99 ± (6.7) Note 2

17.99 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

17.81 ± (6.7) Note 2

17.81 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-5: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 15MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 50

TPC=+1dB

17.99

15 ≤ ΔP

17.99±(6.7) Note 2

17.99 +8.2/-6.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 50

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-6: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 15MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 75

( UE-Categories ≥2)

Fixed = 50

(UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 75 to 1 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Change from 50 to 1 (UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

19.75

17.99

15 ≤ ΔP

19.75 ± (6.7) Note 2

19.75 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

17.99 ± (6.7) Note 2

17.99 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-7: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 20MHz (ramping up)

Sub-test (ramp up)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (Up)

Power step size range (Up)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 1 to 75

TPC=+1dB

19.75

15 ≤ ΔP

19.75 ± (6.7) Note 2

19.75 +8.2/-6.7 Note 3

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 75

TPC=+1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 10 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 20 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 30 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 3 does not apply.

Note 3: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the reference sub-frames is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the target sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 4: N/A

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.2.5-8: Test Requirements Relative Power Tolerance for Transmission
(normal conditions – Note 5) channel bandwidth 20MHz (ramping down)

Sub-test (ramp down)

Uplink RB allocation

TPC command

Expected power step size (down)

Power step size range (down)

PUSCH

ΔP [dB]

ΔP [dB]

[dB]

Subframes before RB change

Fixed = 100 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Fixed = 75 (UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

RB change

Change from 100 to 1 ( UE-Categories ≥2)

Change from 75 to 1 (UE Cat 1)

TPC=-1dB

21.0

19.75

15 ≤ ΔP

21.0 ± (6.7) Note 2

21.0 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

19.75 ± (6.7) Note 2

19.75 +6.7/-8.2 Note 4

Subframes after RB change

Fixed = 1

TPC=-1dB

1

ΔP < 2

1 ± (1.7)

Note 1: Position of RB change:
Pattern A the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 6 active uplink subframes
Pattern B the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 16 active uplink subframes
Pattern C the position of RB uplink allocation change is after 26 active uplink subframes

Note 2: When Note 4 does not apply.

Note 3: N/A

Note 4: For operating bands under Note 2 in Table 6.2.2.3-1, if the transmission bandwidth of the target sub-frame is confined within FUL_low and FUL_low + 4 MHz or FUL_high – 4 MHz and FUL_high and the reference sub-frame is not confined within any one of these frequency ranges.

Note 5: For extreme conditions an additional ± 2.0 dB relaxation is allowed.

Note 6: The starting resource block shall be RB# 0.

6.3.5A.2.4.3 Power Control Relative power tolerance for CA (intra-band non-contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA)
6.3.5A.2.4.3.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of the UE transmitter to change the output power in both assigned component carrier in the uplink with a defined power step sizes between sub-frames on the two respective component carrier.

6.3.5A.2.4.3.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 13 and forward that support intra-band non-contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA.

6.3.5A.2.4.3.3 Minimum conformance requirement

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.0.

6.3.5A.2.4.3.4 Test description

6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-3. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Refer to test points

A: Low Wgap , Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Refer to test point

Test only test points with

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

NRB_alloc

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

SCCs NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

1

25

25

35

N/A

N/A

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

2

25

25

5

N/A

N/A

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

34

50

50

25

N/A

N/A

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

45

100

100

5

N/A

N/A

QPSK

7

21

3

24

P_5@0

P_5@0

P_1@0

P_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

S_1@0

S_8@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-3.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

Note 3: The UL allocation is changed as part of the test procedure. The Test Configuration Table entries list the combinations used, with the sequence of usage as determined by the test procedure for each sub-test.

Note 4: Not applicable if only Bandwidth Combination Set 0 is supported by the UE for the CA Configuration

Note 5: Applicable if only Bandwidth Combination Set 0 is supported by the UE for the CA Configuration.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.1-1.

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.2 Test procedure

Same test procedure as in clause 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.2 with the following exceptions.

– Instead of Table 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.1-1🡪 use Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 6.3.5A.2.4.1.4.3🡪 use clause 6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.3.

6.3.5A.2.4.3.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.2.4.3.5 Test requirement

For intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, the relative power control tolerance per component carrier measured in steps 5, 6 , 7 and 8 of the test procedure should satisfy the applicable test requirements specified in Tables 6.3.5A.2.4.3.5-1 to 6.3.5A.2.4.3.5-4 for normal conditions.

To account for RF Power amplifier mode changes 2 exceptions are allowed for each subtest, and are counted during the Test Procedure.

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.5-1: Test requirements for SCC power increase

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.7dB

+1.8dB

Exception

dB

-6.7dB

+6.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.2dB

+13.7dB

Exception

dB

+2.2dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.5-2: Test requirements for SCC power decrease

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-1.8dB

+1.7dB

Exception

dB

-6.8dB

+6.7dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.2dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.2dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.5-3: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power increase together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

+4.3dB

+13.8dB

Exception

dB

+2.3dB

+15.8dB

Table 6.3.5A.2.4.3.5-4: Test requirements for PCC and SCC power decrease together

Parameter

Condition

Unit

Minimum

Maximum

(PCCTargetMeas, n – PCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

(SCCTargetMeas, n – SCCRefMeas, n)

Normal

dB

-13.8dB

-4.3dB

Exception

dB

-15.8dB

-2.3dB

6.3.5A.3 Aggregate power control tolerance for CA

6.3.5A.3.0 Minimum conformance requirements

For inter-band carrier aggregation with uplink assigned to two E-UTRA bands, the aggregate power tolerance is specified on each component carrier exceed the minimum output power as defined in subclause 6.3.2A and the total power is limited by maximum output power as defined in subclause 6.2.2A. The requirements defined in Table 6.3.5A.3.0-1 shall apply on each component carrier with both component carriers active. The requirements can be tested by time aligning any transmission gaps on both the component carriers.

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class B and C and intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, the aggregate power tolerance per component carrier is given in Table 6.3.5A.3.0-1 with either simultaneous PUSCH or simultaneous PUCCH-PUSCH (if supported by the UE) configured. The average power per PRB shall be aligned across both assigned carriers before the start of the test. The requirement can be tested with the transmission gaps time aligned between component carriers.

Table 6.3.5A.3.0-1: Aggregate power control tolerance

TPC command

UL channel

Aggregate power tolerance within 21 ms

0 dB

PUCCH

±2.5 dB

0 dB

PUSCH

±3.5 dB

NOTE: The UE transmission gap is 4 ms. TPC command is transmitted via PDCCH 4 subframes preceding each PUCCH/PUSCH transmission.

The normative reference for this requirement is TS 36.101 [2] clause 6.3.5A.3.1.

6.3.5A.3.1 Aggregate power control tolerance for CA (intra-band contiguous DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.3.1.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of a UE to maintain its power in non-contiguous transmission within 21 ms in response to 0 dB TPC commands with respect to the first UE transmission, when the power control parameters specified in [TS 36.213] are constant on all active component carriers.

6.3.5A.3.1.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 10 and forward that support intra-band contiguous DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.3.1.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.0

6.3.5A.3.1.4 Test description

6.3.5A.3.1.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-1and table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-2. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table: PUCCH sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg
Highest NRB_agg

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

Uplink Configuration

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

CC Mod

PCC & SCC RB allocation

FDD: PUCCH format = Format 1b with channel selection/Format 3

TDD: PUCCH format = Format 1b with channel selection/Format 3

25

25

QSPK

25+25

25

50

QPSK

25+50

50

50

QPSK

50+50

75

25

QPSK

75+25

75

75

QPSK

75+75

100

25

QPSK

100+25

100

50

QPSK

100+50

100

75

QPSK

100+75

100

100

QPSK

100+100

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1.

Note 2: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same NRB_agg , only the combination with the highest NRB_PCC is tested.

Table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table: PUSCH sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in clause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration

Lowest NRB_agg
Highest NRB_agg

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

25

25

QPSK

50

P_25@0

S_25@0

75

25

QPSK

100

P_75@0

P_25@0

75

75

N/A

QPSK

150

P_75@0

S_75@0

100

25

QPSK

125

P_100@0

S_25@0

100

50

QPSK

150

P_100@0

S_50@0

100

75

QPSK

175

P_100@0

S_75@0

100

100

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1.

Note 2: If the UE supports multiple CC Combinations in the CA Configuration with the same NRB_agg , only the combination with the highest NRB_PCC is tested.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and Annex C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL and DL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-1 (PUCCH sub-test) and Table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-2 (PUSCH sub-test).

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.1.4.3.

6.3.5A.3.1.4.2 Test procedure

Figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1: Test uplink transmission

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. The procedure is separated in two subtests to verify PUCCH and PUSCH aggregate power control tolerance respectively. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

5. PUCCH sub test:

5.1 The SS transmits PDSCH via PDCCH DCI format 1A for C_RNTI to transmit the DL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-1 on both PCC and SCC. The SS sends downlink MAC padding bits on the DL RMC. The transmission of PDSCH will make the UE send uplink ACK/NACK using PUCCH on PCC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUCCH to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUCCH at 0dBm +/- 3.2 dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at 0dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

5.2 Every 5 subframes transmit to the UE downlink PDSCH MAC padding bits as well as 0 dB TPC command for PUCCH via the PDCCH to make the UE transmit ACK/NACK on the PUCCH with transmission gap of 4 subframes. The downlink transmission is scheduled in the appropriate sub-frames to make the UE transmit PUCCH as described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

5.3 Measure the power of 5 consecutive PUCCH transmissions on PCC to verify the UE transmitted PUCCH power is maintained within 21 ms. The transient periods of 20us are excluded from the power measurement.

6. PUSCH sub test:

6.1 The SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.3.1.4.1-2 on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH at 0dBm +/- 3.2.dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at 0dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

6.2 Every 5 subframes schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission and transmit 0 dB TPC command for PUSCH via the PDCCH to make the UE transmit PUSCH with 4 subframes gap. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

6.3 Measure the power on both PCC and SCC of 5 consecutive PUSCH transmissions to verify the UE transmitted PUSCH power is maintained within 21 ms on each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded from the power measurement.

6.3.5A.3.1.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.3.1.5 Test requirement

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class C, the aggregate power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (2) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.3.1.5-1.

Table 6.3.5A.3.1.5-1: Aggregate power control tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA

TPC command

UL channel

Aggregate power tolerance within 21 ms

0 dB

PUCCH

±3.2 dB

0 dB

PUSCH

±4.2 dB

NOTE: The UE transmission gap is 4 ms. TPC command is transmitted via PDCCH 4 subframes preceding each PUCCH/PUSCH transmission.

6.3.5A.3.2 Aggregate power control tolerance for CA (inter-band DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.3.2.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of a UE to maintain its power in non-contiguous transmission within 21 ms in response to 0 dB TPC commands with respect to the first UE transmission, when the power control parameters specified in TS 36.213 are constant on all active component carriers.

6.3.5A.3.2.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support inter-band DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.3.2.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.0.

6.3.5A.3.2.4 Test description

6.3.5A.3.2.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-2. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.3.2.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.3.2.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table: PUSCH

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes.

Mid range for PCC and SCC

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in clause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

6

25

N/A for this test

QPSK

31

P_6@0

S_25@0

6

50

QPSK

56

P_6@0

S_50@0

15

25

QPSK

40

S_15@0

S_25@0

25

6

QPSK

31

S_25@0

P_6@0

25

15

QPSK

40

P_25@0

S_15@0

25

25

QPSK

50

P_25@0

S_25@0

25

50

QPSK

75

P_25@0

S_50@0

25

75

QPSK

100

P_25@0

S_75@0

25

100

QPSK

125

P_25@0

S_100@0

50

50

QPSK

100

P_50@0

S_50@0

50

75

QPSK

125

P_50@0

S_75@0

50

100

QPSK

150

P_50@0

S_100@0

75

25

QPSK

100

P_75@0

S_25@0

75

75

QPSK

150

P_75@0

S_75@0

100

75

QPSK

175

P_100@0

S_75@0

100

50

QPSK

150

P_100@0

S_50@0

100

100

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-2.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and Annex C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL and DL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.3.2.4.1-1 (PUSCH).

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.2.4.3.

6.3.5A.3.2.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

5. The SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.3.2.4.1- 1 on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH at 0dBm +/- 3.2.dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at 0dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

6. Every 5 subframes schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission and transmit 0 dB TPC command for PUSCH via the PDCCH to make the UE transmit PUSCH with 4 subframes gap. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

7. Measure the power on both PCC and SCC of 5 consecutive PUSCH transmissions to verify the UE transmitted PUSCH power is maintained within 21 ms on each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded from the power measurement.

6.3.5A.3.2.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.3.2.5 Test requirement

For inter-band carrier aggregation, the aggregate power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (2) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.3.2.5-1.

Table 6.3.5A.3.2.5-1: Aggregate power control tolerance for inter-band CA

TPC command

UL channel

Aggregate power tolerance within 21 ms

0 dB

PUSCH

±4.2 dB

NOTE: The UE transmission gap is 4 ms. TPC command is transmitted via PDCCH 4 subframes preceding each PUCCH/PUSCH transmission.

6.3.5A.3.3 Aggregate power control tolerance for CA (intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and UL CA)

6.3.5A.3.3.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of a UE to maintain its power in non-contiguous transmission within 21 ms in response to 0 dB TPC commands with respect to the first UE transmission, when the power control parameters specified in TS 36.213 [10] are constant on all active component carriers.

6.3.5A.3.3.2 Test applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support intra-band non-contiguous DL CA and UL CA.

6.3.5A.3.3.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.0

6.3.5A.3.3.4 Test description

6.3.5A.3.3.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-3. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.3.3.4.1-1. The details of the uplink reference measurement channel (RMCs) are specified in Annexes A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.3.3.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table: PUSCH

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in

TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Refer to test points

A: N/A (Range is not relevant),

Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Refer to test point

Test only test points with

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_4A-4A Configurations

1

25

25

35

N/A

QPSK

P_25@0

QPSK

S_25@0

2

50

50

25

QPSK

P_50@0

QPSK

S_50@0

3

100

100

5

QPSK

P_100@0

QPSK

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-3.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A, Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 4.4.3.

3. Downlink signals for PCC are initially set up according to Annex C.0, C.1 and Annex C.3.0, and uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL and DL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.3.3.4.1-1 (PUSCH).

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.3.4.3.

6.3.5A.3.3.4.2 Test procedure

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCC by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

5. The SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.3.3.4.1-1 on both PCC and SCC. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH at 0dBm +/- 3.2.dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at 0dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

6. Every 5 subframes schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission and transmit 0 dB TPC command for PUSCH via the PDCCH to make the UE transmit PUSCH with 4 subframes gap. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.1.4.2-1.

7. Measure the power on both PCC and SCC of 5 consecutive PUSCH transmissions to verify the UE transmitted PUSCH power is maintained within 21 ms on each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded from the power measurement.

6.3.5A.3.3.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.3.3.5 Test requirement

For intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, the aggregate power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (2) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.3.3.5-1.

Table 6.3.5A.3.3.5-1: Aggregate power control tolerance for intra-band non-contiguous CA

TPC command

UL channel

Aggregate power tolerance within 21 ms

0 dB

PUSCH

±4.2 dB

NOTE: The UE transmission gap is 4 ms. TPC command is transmitted via PDCCH 4 subframes preceding each PUCCH/PUSCH transmission.

6.3.5A.3.4 Aggregate Power Control Tolerance for CA (3UL CA)

6.3.5A.3.4.1 Test purpose

To verify the ability of a UE to maintain its power in non-contiguous transmission within 21 ms in response to 0 dB TPC commands with respect to the first UE transmission, when the power control parameters specified in [TS 36.213] are constant on all active component carriers.

6.3.5A.3.4.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 13 and forward that support intra-band contiguous or inter-band or intra-band non-contiguous 3DL CA and 3UL CA.

6.3.5A.3.4.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.0.

6.3.5A.3.4.4 Test description

6.3.5A.3.4.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E‑UTRA CA configurations specified in table 5.4.2A.1-1. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-1 and table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-2. The details of the uplink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexe A.2. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table: PUCCH sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

FDD: PUCCH format = Format 1b with channel selection/Format 3

TDD: PUCCH format = Format 1b with channel selection/Format 3

6

25

6+25+25

QPSK

6

50

6+50+50

QPSK

25

15

25+15+15

QPSK

25

25

25+25+25

QPSK

25

50

25+50+50

QPSK

50

50

50+50+50

QPSK

75

75

75+75+75

QPSK

100

25

100+25+25

QPSK

100

50

100+50+50

QPSK

100

75

100+75+75

QPSK

100

100

100+100+100

QPSK

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the first of those is tested, according to the order on the Test Configuration Table list.

Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table: PUSCH sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

6

25

QPSK

56

P_6@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

6

50

QPSK

106

P_6@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

25

15

QPSK

55

P_25@0

S_15@0

S_15@0

25

25

QPSK

75

P_25@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

25

50

QPSK

125

P_25@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

50

50

QPSK

150

P_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

75

75

QPSK

225

P_75@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

100

25

QPSK

150

P_100@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

100

50

QPSK

200

P_100@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

100

75

QPSK

250

P_100@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

100

100

QPSK

300

P_100@0

S_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the first of those is tested, according to the order on the Test Configuration Table list.

Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-3: Test Configuration Table with Wgap

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_XA-XA-XA Configurations

1

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

2

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-3.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] 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 uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-1 (PUCCH sub-test) and Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-2 (PUSCH sub-test).

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.4.4.3.

6.3.5A.3.4.4.2 Test procedure

Figure 6.3.5A.3.4.4.2-1: Test uplink transmission

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

2. The SS shall configure SCC as per TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.4.

3. SS activates SCCs by sending the activation MAC-CE (Refer TS 36.321 [13], clauses 5.13, 6.1.3.8). Wait for at least 2 seconds (Refer TS 36.133, clauses 8.3.3.2).

4. The procedure is separated in two subtests to verify PUCCH and PUSCH aggregate power control tolerance respectively. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.4.4.2-1.

5. PUCCH sub test:

5.1 The SS transmits PDSCH via PDCCH DCI format 1A for C_RNTI to transmit the DL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-1 on all PCC and SCCs. The SS sends downlink MAC padding bits on the DL RMC. The transmission of PDSCH will make the UE send uplink ACK/NACK using PUCCH on PCC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUCCH to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUCCH at 0dBm +/- 3.2 dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at 0dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

5.2 Every 5 subframes transmit to the UE downlink PDSCH MAC padding bits as well as 0 dB TPC command for PUCCH via the PDCCH to make the UE transmit ACK/NACK on the PUCCH with transmission gap of 4 subframes. The downlink transmission is scheduled in the appropriate sub-frames to make the UE transmit PUCCH as described in figure 6.3.5A.3.4.4.2-1.

5.3 Measure the power of 5 consecutive PUCCH transmissions on PCC to verify the UE transmitted PUCCH power is maintained within 21 ms. The transient periods of 20us are excluded from the power measurement.

6. PUSCH sub test:

6.1 The SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 0 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 6.3.5A.3.4.4.1-2 on all PCC and SCCs. Since the UE has no payload and no loopback data to send the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC. Send the appropriate TPC commands for PUSCH to the UE to ensure that the UE transmits PUSCH at 0dBm +/- 3.2.dB for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or at 0dBm +/- 3.5 dB for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz.

6.2 Every 5 subframes schedule the UE’s PUSCH data transmission and transmit 0 dB TPC command for PUSCH via the PDCCH to make the UE transmit PUSCH with 4 subframes gap. The uplink transmission patterns are described in figure 6.3.5A.3.4.4.2-1.

6.3 Measure the power on all PCC and SCCs of 5 consecutive PUSCH transmissions to verify the UE transmitted PUSCH power is maintained within 21 ms on each component carrier. The transient periods of 20us are excluded from the power measurement.

6.3.5A.3.4.4.3 Message contents

Message contents are according to TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.6.

6.3.5A.3.4.5 Test Requirements

For intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class D, the aggregate power control tolerance per component carrier measured in step (2) of the test procedure is not to exceed the values specified in Table 6.3.5A.3.4.5-1.

Table 6.3.5A.3.4.5-1: Aggregate power control tolerance for intra-band contiguous CA

TPC command

UL channel

Aggregate power tolerance within 21 ms

0 dB

PUCCH

±3.2 dB

0 dB

PUSCH

±4.2 dB

NOTE: The UE transmission gap is 4 ms. TPC command is transmitted via PDCCH 4 subframes preceding each PUCCH/PUSCH transmission.

6.3.5A.3.5 Aggregate power control tolerance for CA (4UL CA)

6.3.5A.3.5.1 Test purpose

To verify that the UE has the ability to maintain its power level in non-contiguous transmission within 21 ms in response to 0 dB TPC commands with respect to the first UE transmission, when the power control parameters specified in TS 36.213 are constant.

The requirements can be tested by time aligning any transmission gaps on the component carriers for inter-band carrier aggregation or can be tested with the transmission gaps time aligned between component carriers for intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation bandwidth class B, C and D and intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation.

6.3.5A.3.5.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support 4DL CA and 4UL CA.

6.3.5A.3.5.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.0.

6.3.5A.3.5.4 Test description

6.3.5A.3.5.4.1 Initial conditions

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 CC combinations based on E-UTRA CA configurations specified in Tables 5.4.2A.1-1, 5.4.2A.1-2b, or 5.4.2A.1-5. All of these configurations shall be tested with applicable test parameters for each CA Configuration, and are shown in Tables 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-1 and 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-2. The details of the uplink and downlink reference measurement channels (RMCs) are specified in Annexe A.2 and A3. Configurations of PDSCH and PDCCH before measurement are specified in Annex C.2.

Table 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table: PUCCH sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs
NRB

PCC & 3 SCCs RB allocation

FDD: PUCCH format = Format 1b with channel selection/Format 3

TDD: PUCCH format = Format 1b with channel selection/Format 3

6

25

6+25+25+25

QPSK

6

50

6+50+50+50

QPSK

25

15

25+15+15+15

QPSK

25

25

25+25+25+25

QPSK

25

50

25+50+50+50

QPSK

50

50

50+50+50+50

QPSK

75

75

75+75+75+75

QPSK

100

25

100+25+25+25

QPSK

100

50

100+50+50+50

QPSK

100

75

100+75+75+75

QPSK

100

100

100+100+100+100

QPSK

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1 or 5.4.2A.1-2b.

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the first of those is tested, according to the order on the Test Configuration Table list.

Table 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-2: Test Configuration Table: PUSCH sub-test

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

Normal

Test Frequencies as specified in
TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Mid range

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB_agg

Highest NRB_agg

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

DL Allocation

CC
MOD

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

3 SCCs
NRB

PCC & SCC1, SCC2 & SCC3 RB allocation

NRB_alloc

PCC & SCC1, SCC2 & SCC3 RB allocations
(LCRB @ RBstart)

6

25

N/A for this test

QPSK

81

P_6@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

6

50

QPSK

156

P_6@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

25

15

QPSK

70

P_25@0

S_15@0

S_15@0

S_15@0

25

25

QPSK

100

P_25@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

25

50

QPSK

175

P_25@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

50

50

QPSK

200

P_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

75

75

QPSK

300

P_75@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

100

25

QPSK

175

P_100@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

S_25@0

100

50

QPSK

250

P_100@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

S_50@0

100

75

QPSK

325

P_100@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

S_75@0

100

100

QPSK

400

P_100@0

S_100@0

S_100@0

S_100@0

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-1 or 5.4.2A.1-2b.

Note 2: If in the CA Configuration UE supports multiple CC Combinations with the same NRB_agg , only the first of those is tested, according to the order on the Test Configuration Table list.

Table 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-3: Test Configuration Table with Wgap (sub-test)

Initial Conditions

Test Environment as specified in TS 36.508 [7] subclause 4.1

NC, TL/VL, TL/VH, TH/VL, TH/VH

Test Frequencies as specified in TS36.508 [7] subclause 4.3.1 for different CA bandwidth classes, and PCC and SCCs are mapped onto physical frequencies according to Table 6.1-2.

Maximum Wgap

Test CC Combination setting (NRB_agg) as specified in subclause 5.4.2A.1 for the CA Configuration across bandwidth combination sets supported by the UE.

Lowest NRB for PCC and SCC

Highest NRB for PCC and SCC

(Note 2)

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

ID

CA Configuration / NRB_agg

Wgap
[MHz]

DL Allocation

UL Allocation

PCC
NRB

SCCs NRB

CC MOD

PCC & SCC
RB allocation

CC MOD

PCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

CC MOD

SCC NRB_alloc

(LCRB @ RBstart)

Test Parameters for CA_XA-XA-XA-XA Configurations

1

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

2

All RBs

All RBs

Max

N/A

N/A

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

QPSK

Full RBs

Note 1: CA Configuration Test CC Combination settings are checked separately for each CA Configuration, which applicable aggregated channel bandwidths are specified in Table 5.4.2A.1-5.

Note 2: The carrier centre frequency of PCC in the UL operating band is configured closer to the DL operating band.

1. Connect the SS to the UE antenna connectors as shown in TS 36.508 [7] Annex A Figure group A.32 as appropriate.

2. The parameter settings for the cell are set up according to TS 36.508 [7] 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 uplink signals according to Annex H.1 and H.3.0.

4. The UL Reference Measurement channel is set according to Table 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-1 (PUCCH sub-test), Table 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-2 (PUSCH sub-test) and Table 6.3.5A.3.5.4.1-3 (Wgap sub-test).

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

6. Ensure the UE is in State 3A-RF according to TS 36.508 [7] clause 5.2A.2. Message contents are defined in clause 6.3.5A.3.5.4.3.

6.3.5A.3.5.4.2 Test procedure