4 General

38.101-23GPPNRPart 2: Range 2 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 38.521-2 [5].

The Minimum Requirements given in this specification make no allowance for measurement uncertainty. The test specification TS 38.521-2 [5] 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 in 3GPP TS 38.521-2 [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 TDD-UL-DL-ConfigurationCommon and TDD-UL-DL-ConfigurationDedicated in the PCell and SCells for NR SA.

For FR2 intra-band CA configurations with multiple FR2 sub-blocks, where at least one of the sub-blocks is a contiguous CA configuration:

– if the field partialFR2-FallbackRX-Req is not present, the UE shall meet all applicable UE RF requirements for the highest order CA configuration and all associated fallback CA configurations;

– if the field partialFR2-FallbackRX-Req is present, for each FR2 intra-band CA configuration with multiple sub-blocks that the UE indicates support for explicitly in UE capability signalling: the in-gap UE RF requirements in clauses 7.5A, 7.5D, 7.6A, 7.6D apply as the equivalent requirements for the associated fallback CA configurations with the same number of sub-blocks, where at least one of the sub-blocks consists of a contiguous CA configuration. The UE shall meet all applicable UE RF requirements for fallback CA configurations with a lesser number of sub-blocks;

– regardless of the field partialFR2-FallbackRX-Req, the UE shall meet all DL out-of-gap requirements for all lower order fallback CA configurations.

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)



NOTE: Suffix D in this specification represents either polarized UL MIMO or spatial UL MIMO. RF requirements are same. If UE supports both kinds of UL MIMO, then RF requirements only need to be verified under either polarized or spatial UL MIMO.