7.4A.4 Maximum input level for CA (intra band non-contiguous DL CA without UL CA)

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

7.4A.4.1 Test purpose

Same as in clause 7.4A.1.1.

7.4A.4.2 Test applicability

This test case applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 11 and forward that support intra-band non-contiguous DL CA. This test case applies only for CA configurations that do not support UL CA.

7.4A.4.3 Minimum conformance requirements

The minimum conformance requirements are defined in clause 7.4A.0.

7.4A.4.4 Test description

7.4A.4.4.1 Initial conditions

Same initial conditions as in clause 7.4A.1.4.1 with the following exceptions:

– Instead of Table 7.4A.1.4.1-1 🡪 use Tables 7.4A.4.4.1-1.

– Instead of clause 7.4A.1.4.3 🡪 use clause 7.4A.3.4.3.

Table 7.4A.4.4.1-1: Test Configuration Table

Initial Conditions

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


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 7.1-2

A: N/A (Range is not relevant)

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

Refer to test point

Test Parameters for CA Configurations

use the content of Table 7.3A.4.4.1-1

7.4A.4.4.2 Test procedure

1. Configure SCC according to Annex C.0, C.1 and Annex C.3.1 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 7.4A.4.4.3.

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

4. SS transmits PDSCH via PDCCH DCI format 1A for C_RNTI to transmit the DL RMC according to Table 7.4A.4.4.1-1 on both PCC and SCC. The SS sends downlink MAC padding bits on the DL RMC.

5. 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 7.4A.4.4.1-1 on PCC. Since the UE has no payload data to send, the UE sends uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC.

6. Set the Downlink signal level for PCC and SCC to the value defined in Table 7.4A.4.5-1. Send Uplink power control commands to the UE (less or equal to 1dB step size should be used), to ensure that the UE output power is within +0, – 3.4 dB of the target level in Table 7.4A.4.5-1 for carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz or within +0, -4.0 dB of the target level for carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz, for at least the duration of the Throughput measurement.

7. Measure the average throughput for each component carrier for duration sufficient to achieve statistical significance according to Annex G.2A.

7.4A.4.4.3 Message contents

Same message contents as in clause

7.4A.4.5 Test requirement

The throughput measurement of each carrier derived in test procedure shall be ≥ 95% of the maximum throughput of the reference measurement channels as specified in Annex A.3.2 with parameters specified in Table 7.4A.4.5-1 (originated from the single carrier Table 7.4.5-1).

Table 7.4A.4.5-1: Maximum input level for intra band non-contiguous DL CA without UL CA

Rx Parameter


Channel bandwidth

1.4 MHz

3 MHz

5 MHz

10 MHz

15 MHz

20 MHz

Power in Transmission Bandwidth Configuration for each CC


For carrier frequency f ≤ 3.0GHz: -25.7

For carrier frequency 3.0GHz < f ≤ 4.2GHz: -26.0

Note 1: The transmitter shall be set to 4dB below PCMAX_L with PCMAX_L as defined in clause 6.2.5.

Note 2: Reference measurement channel is Annex A.3.2 64QAM R=3/4variant with one sided dynamic OCNG Pattern OP.1 FDD/TDD as described in Annex A.5.1.1/A.5.2.1.