7.7B Spurious response for UL-MIMO

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

7.7B.1 Test Purpose

Spurious response verifies the ability of the UE that support UL-MIMO to receive a wanted signal on its assigned channel frequency without exceeding a given degradation due to the presence of an unwanted CW interfering signal at any other frequency at which a response is obtained i.e. for which the out of band blocking limit as specified in sub-clause 7.6.2 B is not met.

The lack of the spurious response ability decreases the coverage area when other unwanted interfering signal exists at any other frequency.

7.7B.2 Test Applicability

This test applies to all types of E-UTRA UE release 10 and forward that support UL-MIMO.

7.7B.3 Minimum Conformance Requirements

For UE with two transmitter antenna connectors in closed-loop spatial multiplexing scheme, the minimum requirements in Clause 7.7.3 shall be met with the UL-MIMO configurations specified in Table 6.2.2B.3-2. For UL-MIMO, the parameter PCMAX_L is defined as the total transmitter power over the two transmitter antenna connectors.

The normative reference for this requirement is TS 36.101 [2] clause 7.7.1B.

7.7B.4 Test Description

7.7B.4.1 Initial Conditions

The initial conditions shall be the same as in clause 7.6.2 B.4.1 in order to test spurious responses obtained in clause 7.6.2 B under the same conditions.

7.7B.4.2 Test Procedure

1. SS transmits PDSCH via PDCCH DCI format 1A for C_RNTI to transmit the DL RMC according to Table 7.6.2B.4.1-1. The SS sends downlink MAC padding bits on the DL RMC.

2. SS sends uplink scheduling information for each UL HARQ process via PDCCH DCI format 4 for C_RNTI to schedule the UL RMC according to Table 7.6.2 B.4.1-1. Since the UE has no payload data to send, the UE transmits uplink MAC padding bits on the UL RMC.

3. Set the parameters of the CW signal generator for an interfering signal according to Table 7.7B.5-2. The spurious frequencies are taken from records in the final step of test procedures in clause 7.6.2 B.4.2.

4. Set the downlink signal level according to the table 7.7B.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 7.7B.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.

5. For the spurious frequency, measure the average throughput for a duration sufficient to achieve statistical significance according to Annex G.2.

7.7B.4.3 Message Contents

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

Table 7.7B.4.3-1: UplinkPowerControlDedicated

Derivation Path: 36.331 clause 6.3.2

Information Element




UplinkPowerControlDedicated-DEFAULT ::= SEQUENCE {










3 (-6 dB)



larger filter length is used to reduce the RSRP measurement variation


7.7B.5 Test Requirement

The throughput measurement 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 Tables 7.7B.5-1 and 7.7B.5-2.

Table 7.7B.5-1: Spurious response parameters

Rx Parameter


Channel bandwidth

1.4 MHz

3 MHz

5 MHz

10 MHz

15 MHz

20 MHz

Power in Transmission Bandwidth Configuration


REFSENS + channel bandwidth specific value below







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

Note 2: The reference measurement channel is specified in Annex A.3.2 with one sided dynamic OCNG Pattern OP.1 FDD/TDD as described in Annex A.5.1.1/A.5.2.1.

Table 7.7B.5-2: Spurious Response










Spurious response frequencies

For the UE which supports inter band CA configuration in Tables 7.3.3-1A, 7.3.3-1B and 7.3.3-1C, Puw power defined in Table 7.7B.5-2 is increased by the amount given by ΔRIB,c in Tables 7.3.3-1A, 7.3.3-1B and 7.3.3-1C.