36.521-13GPPEvolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)Part 1: Conformance testingRadio transmission and receptionRelease 17TSUser Equipment (UE) conformance specification
A schematic overview of the encoding process for the reference measurement channels is provided in Figure A-1.
Figure A-1: Schematic overview of the encoding process
The throughput values defined in the measurement channels specified in Annex A, are calculated and are valid per data stream (codeword). For multi-stream (more than one codeword) transmissions, the throughput referenced in the minimum requirements is the sum of throughputs of all data streams (codewords).
The UE category entry in the definition of the reference measurement channels in Annex A is only informative and reveals the UE categories, which can support the corresponding measurement channel. Whether the measurement channel is used for testing a certain UE category or not is specified in the individual test cases.
Rate matching process in Figure A-1 is dependent on the parameter “Total number of Soft Channel bits” which has been defined for each UE category in TS 36.306  clause 4.1. The SS shall use the Soft Channel bits size according to the UE category.