4 General

38.101-13GPPNRPart 1: Range 1 StandaloneRelease 17TSUser Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception

4.1 Relationship between minimum requirements and test requirements

The present document is a Single-RAT specification for NR UE, covering RF characteristics and minimum performance requirements. Conformance to the present specification is demonstrated by fulfilling the test requirements specified in the conformance specification 3GPP TS 38.521-1 [4].

The Minimum Requirements given in this specification make no allowance for measurement uncertainty. The test specification TS 38.521-1 [4] defines test tolerances. These test tolerances are individually calculated for each test. The test tolerances are used to relax the minimum requirements in this specification to create test requirements. For some requirements, including regulatory requirements, the test tolerance is set to zero.

The measurement results returned by the test system are compared – without any modification – against the test requirements as defined by the shared risk principle.

The shared risk principle is defined in Recommendation ITU‑R M.1545 [5].

4.2 Applicability of minimum requirements

a) In this specification the Minimum Requirements are specified as general requirements and additional requirements. Where the Requirement is specified as a general requirement, the requirement is mandated to be met in all scenarios

b) For specific scenarios for which an additional requirement is specified, in addition to meeting the general requirement, the UE is mandated to meet the additional requirements.

c) The spurious emissions power requirements are for the long-term average of the power. For the purpose of reducing measurement uncertainty it is acceptable to average the measured power over a period of time sufficient to reduce the uncertainty due to the statistical nature of the signal

d) All the requirements for intra-band contiguous and non-contiguous CA apply under the assumption of the same slot format indicated by UL-DL-configuration-common in the PCell and SCells for NR SA.

e) The requirements for Tx diversity in this release are applied for UE which indicates IE [txDiversity-r16].

4.3 Specification suffix information

Unless stated otherwise the following suffixes are used for indicating at 2nd level clause, shown in Table 4.3-1.

Table 4.3-1: Definition of suffixes

Clause suffix



Single Carrier


Carrier Aggregation (CA)


Dual-Connectivity (DC)


Supplement Uplink (SUL)






Shared spectrum channel access


Tx Diversity (TxD)


Carrier Aggregation(CA) with UL MIMO



A terminal which supports the above features needs to meet both the general requirements and the additional requirement applicable to the additional clause (suffixes A to I) in clauses 5, 6 and 7. Where there is a difference in requirement between the general requirements and the additional clause requirements (suffixes A to I) in clauses 5, 6 and 7, the tighter requirements are applicable unless stated otherwise in the additional clause.

A terminal which supports advanced V2X services, public safety services and other commercial use cases related to NR sidelink operation shall meet all of the separate corresponding requirements in suffix E.

For a terminal that supports SUL for the band combination specified in Table 5.2C-1, the current version of the specification assumes the terminal is configured with active transmission either on UL carrier or SUL carrier at any time in one serving cell and the UE requirements for single carrier shall apply for the active UL or SUL carrier accordingly.

For a terminal that supports public safety service using sidelink, the minimum requirements are applicable when

– The UE is associated with a serving cell on PS carrier, or

– The UE is not associated with a serving cell on the PS carrier and is provisioned with the preconfigured radio parameters for PS that are associated with known Geographical Area, or

– The UE is associated with a serving cell on a carrier different than the PS carrier, and the radio parameters for PS that are provided by the serving cell, or

– The UE is associated with a serving cell on a carrier different than the PS carrier, and has a non-serving cell selected on the PS carrier with the preconfigured radio parameters.

When the advanced-V2X or PS UE is not associated with a serving cell on the V2X or PS carrier, and the UE does not have knowledge of its geographical area, or is provisioned with preconfigured radio parameters that are not associated with any Geographical Area, V2X or PS UE’ transmissions are not allowed, and the requirements in Section 6.3E.2 apply.

For a terminal that supports operation in shared spectrum, the current version of this specification assumes in the uplink sub-bands within a wideband channel shall be contiguously allocated to the UE. The uplink requirements for one or more non-transmitted sub-bands between two transmitted sub-bands does not form a part of the current version of this specification.