5 Testing methodology in general (layers 1, 2, and 3)

3GPP51.010-1Mobile Station (MS) conformance specificationPart 1: Conformance specificationTS

5.1 Testing of optional functions and procedures

Any function or procedure which is optional, as indicated in the present document , may be subject to a conformance test if it is implemented in the MS.

A declaration by the apparatus supplier (PICS/PIXIT) is used to determine whether an optional function/procedure has been implemented.

5.2 Test interfaces and facilities

The air interface (Um reference point) provides the main test interface for the purpose of performing conformance tests.

The SS layer 2 and layer 3 shall react with the MS on the air interface in accordance with the BSS requirements in the 3GPP TS 04.xx and 05.xx series recommendations, except where the description defines otherwise.

The provision of the following special conformance test facilities is mandatory where applicable:

– support of special conformance test functions, which are enabled by the insertion of a dedicated SIM /USIM for testing (test-SIM / test-USIM);

– provision of a Digital Audio Interface (only for MS which support speech services, or alternate speech/data services);

– for equipment which does not have a permanent external 50  connector, a temporary 50  antenna connector shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of annex 1 GC7;

– for MS supporting diversity, or for any other reason having more than one RF connector (or temporary connector in the case of integral antenna MS) the manufacturer shall supply coupling and / or terminating devices so that the tests can be performed via a single transmit / receive RF connection.

Furthermore, an optional Electrical Man Machine Interface (EMMI), is specified.

These special conformance test facilities, with the exception of the temporary antenna connector, are described in subclause 36.1.

Actions at the user side of the equipment under test (i.e. at the man-machine Interface, at the S- or R- interface, at the SIM/USIM-interface, execution of higher layer processes in the case of data services) are used to invoke actions at layers 1, 2 and 3 of the Dm-channel protocol within the equipment under test.

5.3 Different protocol layers

The conformance tests for each layer of the Dm-channel protocol are specified separately and the test configuration(s) to be used in testing each layer is specified in the subclause of the present document relating to the conformance tests for that layer.

5.4 Information to be provided by the apparatus supplier

The apparatus supplier shall provide two kinds of information:

– information with respect to the protocol: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS);

– information with respect to the man machine interface: Protocol Implementation Extra Information required for Testing (PIXIT).

The complete list of the information to be provided by the apparatus supplier is a matter between the apparatus supplier and the test house but an example of the information to be supplied is given in informative annex 3 of the present document.

5.5 Definitions of transmit and receive times

The time a burst is received or transmitted is defined to be in the middle of the burst, i.e. transition from Bit Number BN74 to BN75 for all bursts except random access bursts, the middle of which is the transition from BN48 to BN49.

The reception/transmission time of speech or data blocks or a signalling frame (layer 2 and layer 3) is defined to be the reception/transmission time of the last burst containing part of the block or frame.

The start of a layer 2 or 3 frame is defined to be the time of the first burst containing part of the layer 2 or 3 frame. (The time of a burst is defined to be in the middle of the burst.)

The end of a layer 2 or 3 frame is defined to be the time of the last burst containing part of the layer 2 or 3 frame.