This TS specifies for Mobile Stations (MS), for the digital cellular communications system and Personal Communication Systems (PCS) operating in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz band (GSM900 and DCS1800), standardized by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), those ME functions which are required for conformance testing purposes only. However, except for the Electrical Man Machine Interface (EMMI) and the Multi-slot TCH Loops, they are required for every mobile station.
For conformance tests, functions are activated via the radio interface, test SIM or dedicated pins. These functions must be capable of being activated when a test SIM is present but must not function with any other (e.g. network) SIM present except where otherwise stated within this TS. In this state, the MS must be able to perform all functions specified in this TS; in addition however, the special conformance testing functions must be operational.
The special conformance testing functions of the ME are enabled by use of a dedicated Subscriber Identity Module (test SIM, see TS 51.010-1
Annex 4). SIM, in general, is described in TS 51.011
. The ME recognizes the test SIM by the Administrative Data Field.
This TS applies to the public land mobile radio service in the GSM900 and DCS1800 systems, using constant envelope modulation and operating on radio frequencies in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands respectively with a channel separation of 200 kHz and carrying 8 full rate channels or 16 half rate channels per carrier according to the TDMA principle.
This TS applies to the unit which includes the hardware to establish a connection across the radio interface.