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1  ScopeWord‑p. 11

The present document establishes the minimum RF characteristics and minimum performance requirements of E-UTRA, E-UTRA with NB-IoT or NB-IoT Base Station (BS).

2  References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present document.
  • References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or non specific.
  • For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.
  • For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same Release as the present document.
[1]
TR 21.905: "Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications".
[2]
ITU-R Recommendation SM.329: "Unwanted emissions in the spurious domain".
[3]
ITU-R Recommendation M.1545: "Measurement uncertainty as it applies to test limits for the terrestrial component of International Mobile Telecommunications-2000".
[4]
TS 36.141: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) conformance testing".
[5]
ITU-R recommendation SM.328: "Spectra and bandwidth of emissions".
[6]
TS 25.104: "Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception (FDD)".
[7]
TS 25.105: "Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception (TDD)".
[8]
TR 25.942: "RF system scenarios".
[9]
TR 36.942: "E-UTRA RF system scenarios".
[10]
TS 36.211: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical Channels and Modulation".
[11]
TS 36.213: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures".
[12]
ECC/DEC/(09)03: "Harmonised conditions for MFCN in the band 790-862 MHz", 30 Oct. 2009
[13]
IEC 60721-3-3 (2002): "Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3: Classification of groups of environmental parameters and their severities - Section 3: Stationary use at weather protected locations".
[14]
IEC 60721-3-4 (1995): "Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3: Classification of groups of environmental parameters and their severities - Section 4: Stationary use at non-weather protected locations".
[15]
TS 37.104: "E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception ".
[16]
CEPT ECC Decision (13)03: "The harmonised use of the frequency band 1452-1492 MHz for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks Supplemental Downlink (MFCN SDL)".
[17]
TS 36.211: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical channels and modulation".
[18]
TS 36.213: "Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures".
[19]
CEPT ECC Decision (17)06: "The harmonised use of the frequency bands 1427-1452 MHz and 1492-1518 MHz for Mobile/Fixed Communications Networks Supplemental Downlink (MFCN SDL)".
[20]
TS 37.213: "Physical layer procedures for shared spectrum channel access".
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3  Definitions, symbols and abbreviationsWord‑p. 12

3.1  Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in TR 21.905 and the following apply. A term defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same term, if any, in TR 21.905.
Aggregated Channel Bandwidth:
RF bandwidth in which a base station transmits and/or receives multiple contiguously aggregated carriers.
Base station receive period:
time during which the base station is receiving data subframes or UpPTS.
Base Station RF Bandwidth:
RF bandwidth in which a base station transmits and/or receives single or multiple carrier(s) within a supported operating band.
Base Station RF Bandwidth edge:
frequency of one of the edges of the Base Station RF Bandwidth.
Carrier:
modulated waveform conveying the E-UTRA or UTRA physical channels
Carrier aggregation:
aggregation of two or more component carriers in order to support wider transmission bandwidths
Carrier aggregation band:
a set of one or more operating bands across which multiple carriers are aggregated with a specific set of technical requirements.
Channel bandwidth:
RF bandwidth supporting a single E-UTRA RF carrier with the transmission bandwidth configured in the uplink or downlink of a cell.
Channel edge:
lowest or highest frequency of the E-UTRA carrier, separated by the channel bandwidth.
Contiguous carriers:
set of two or more carriers configured in a spectrum block where there are no RF requirements based on co-existence for un-coordinated operation within the spectrum block.
Contiguous spectrum:
spectrum consisting of a contiguous block of spectrum with no sub-block gap(s).
DL RS power:
resource element power of Downlink Reference Symbol.
DL NRS power:
resource element power of Downlink Narrowband Reference Signal.
Downlink operating band:
part of the operating band designated for downlink.
Enhanced performance requirements type A:
This defines performance requirements assuming baseline receiver as demodulation reference signal based linear minimum mean square error interference rejection combining.
Enhanced performance requirements type B:
This defines performance requirements assuming baseline receiver as code word level interference cancellation for intra-cell inter-user interference plus demodulation reference signal based linear minimum mean square error interference rejection combining for inter-cell interference.
Highest carrier:
carrier with the highest carrier centre frequency transmitted/received in a specified operating band.
Inter RF Bandwidth gap:
frequency gap between two consecutive Base Station RF Bandwidths that are placed within two supported operating bands.
Inter-band carrier aggregation:
carrier aggregation of component carriers in different operating bands.
Inter-band gap:
The frequency gap between two supported consecutive operating bands.
Intra-band contiguous carrier aggregation:
contiguous carriers aggregated in the same operating band.
Intra-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation:
non-contiguous carriers aggregated in the same operating band.
Lower sub-block edge:
frequency at the lower edge of one sub-block.
Lowest carrier:
carrier with the lowest carrier centre frequency transmitted/received in a specified operating band.
Maximum output power:
mean power level per carrier of the base station measured at the antenna connector in a specified reference condition.
Maximum throughput:
maximum achievable throughput for a reference measurement channel.
Mean power:
power measured in the channel bandwidth of the carrier.
Measurement bandwidth:
RF bandwidth in which an emission level is specified.
Multi-band base station:
base station characterized by the ability of its transmitter and/or receiver to process two or more carriers in common active RF components simultaneously, where at least one carrier is configured at a different operating band (which is not a sub-band or superseding-band of another supported operating band) than the other carrier(s).
Multi-band transmitter:
transmitter characterized by the ability to process two or more carriers in common active RF components simultaneously, where at least one carrier is configured at a different operating band (which is not a sub-band or superseding-band of another supported operating band) than the other carrier(s).
Multi-band receiver:
receiver characterized by the ability to process two or more carriers in common active RF components simultaneously, where at least one carrier is configured at a different operating band (which is not a sub-band or superseding-band of another supported operating band) than the other carrier(s).
Multi-carrier transmission configuration:
set of one or more contiguous or non-contiguous carriers that a BS is able to transmit simultaneously according to the manufacturer's specification.
NB-IoT In-band operation:
NB-IoT is operating in-band when it utilizes the resource block(s) within a normal E-UTRA carrier
NB-IoT guard band operation:
NB-IoT is operating in guard band when it utilizes the unused resource block(s) within a E-UTRA carrier's guard-band.
NB-IoT standalone operation:
NB-IoT is operating standalone when it utilizes its own spectrum, for example the spectrum currently being used by GERAN systems as a replacement of one or more GSM carriers, as well as scattered spectrum for potential IoT deployment.
Non-contiguous spectrum:
spectrum consisting of two or more sub-blocks separated by sub-block gap(s).
Occupied bandwidth:
width of a frequency band such that, below the lower and above the upper frequency limits, the mean powers emitted are each equal to a specified percentage β/2 of the total mean power of a given emission.
Operating band:
frequency range in which E-UTRA operates (paired or unpaired), that is defined with a specific set of technical requirements.
Output power:
mean power of one carrier of the base station, delivered to a load with resistance equal to the nominal load impedance of the transmitter.
Radio Bandwidth:
frequency difference between the upper edge of the highest used carrier and the lower edge of the lowest used carrier.
Rated output power:
mean power level per carrier that the manufacturer has declared to be available at the antenna connector during the transmitter ON period.
RE power control dynamic range:
difference between the power of a RE and the average RE power for a BS at maximum output power for a specified reference condition.
RRC filtered mean power:
mean power of an UTRA carrier as measured through a root raised cosine filter with roll-off factor α and a bandwidth equal to the chip rate of the radio access mode.
sTTI:
A transmission time interval (TTI) of either one slot or one subslot as defined in [10] on either uplink or downlink.
Sub-band:
A sub-band of an operating band contains a part of the uplink and downlink frequency range of the operating band.
Sub-block:
one contiguous allocated block of spectrum for transmission and reception by the same base station.
Sub-block bandwidth:
bandwidth of one sub-block.
Sub-block gap:
frequency gap between two consecutive sub-blocks within a Bae Station RF Bandwidth, where the RF requirements in the gap are based on co-existence for un-coordinated operation.
Superseding-band:
A superseding-band of an operating band includes the whole of the uplink and downlink frequency range of the operating band.
Synchronized operation:
operation of TDD in two different systems, where no simultaneous uplink and downlink occur.
Throughput:
number of payload bits successfully received per second for a reference measurement channel in a specified reference condition.
Total power dynamic range:
difference between the maximum and the minimum transmit power of an OFDM symbol for a specified reference condition.
Transmission bandwidth:
RF Bandwidth of an instantaneous transmission from a UE or BS, measured in resource block units.
Transmission bandwidth configuration:
highest transmission bandwidth allowed for uplink or downlink in a given channel bandwidth, measured in resource block units.
Transmitter ON period:
time period during which the BS transmitter is transmitting data and/or reference symbols, i.e. data subframes or DwPTS.
Transmitter OFF period:
time period during which the BS transmitter is not allowed to transmit.
Transmitter transient period:
time period during which the transmitter is changing from the OFF period to the ON period or vice versa.
Unsynchronized operation:
operation of TDD in two different systems, where the conditions for synchronized operation are not met.
Uplink operating band:
part of the operating band designated for uplink.
Upper sub-block edge:
frequency at the upper edge of one sub-block.
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3.2  SymbolsWord‑p. 15

For the purposes of the present document, the following symbols apply:
α
Roll-off factor
β
Percentage of the mean transmitted power emitted outside the occupied bandwidth on the assigned channel
BW
Bandwidth
BWChannel
Channel bandwidth
BWChannel_CA
Aggregated Channel Bandwidth, expressed in MHz. BWChannel_CA = Fedge_high - Fedge_low.
BWChannel,block
Sub-block bandwidth, expressed in MHz. BWChannel,block = Fedge,block,high - Fedge,block,low.
BWConfig
Transmission bandwidth configuration, expressed in MHz, where BWConfig = NRB x 180 kHz in the uplink and BWConfig = 15 kHz + NRB x 180 kHz in the downlink.
CA_X
Intra-band contiguous CA of component carriers in one sub-block within band X where X is the applicable E-UTRA operating band
CA_X-X
Intra-band non-contiguous CA of component carriers in two sub-blocks within band X where X is the applicable E-UTRA operating band
CA_X-Y
Inter-band CA of component carrier(s) in one sub-block within band X and component carrier(s) in one sub-block within Band Y where X and Y are the applicable E-UTRA operating bands
CA_X-X-Y
CA of component carriers in two sub-blocks within Band X and component carrier(s) in one sub-block within Band Y where X and Y are the applicable E-UTRA operating bands
f
Frequency
Δf
Separation between the channel edge frequency and the nominal -3dB point of the measuring filter closest to the carrier frequency
Δfmax
The largest value of Δf used for defining the requirement
FC
Carrier centre frequency
FC,block, high
Centre frequency of the highest transmitted/received carrier in a sub-block.
FC,block, low
Centre frequency of the lowest transmitted/received carrier in a sub-block.
FC_low
The carrier centre frequency of the lowest carrier, expressed in MHz.
FC_high
The carrier centre frequency of the highest carrier, expressed in MHz.
Fedge_low
The lower edge of Aggregated Channel Bandwidth, expressed in MHz. Fedge_low = FC_low - Foffset.
Fedge_high
The upper edge of Aggregated Channel Bandwidth, expressed in MHz. Fedge_high = FC_high + Foffset.
Fedge,block,low
The lower sub-block edge, where Fedge,block,low = FC,block,low - Foffset.
Fedge,block,high
The upper sub-block edge, where Fedge,block,high = FC,block,high + Foffset.
Foffset
Frequency offset from FC_high to the upper Base Station RF Bandwidth edge, or from FC,block, high to the upper sub-block edge, or FC_low to the lower Base Station RF Bandwidth edge, or from F to the lower sub-block edge.
Ffilter
Filter centre frequency
f_offset
Separation between the channel edge frequency and the centre of the measuring filter
f_offsetmax
The maximum value of f_offset used for defining the requirement
FDL_low
The lowest frequency of the downlink operating band
FDL_high
The highest frequency of the downlink operating band
FUL_low
The lowest frequency of the uplink operating band
FUL_high
The highest frequency of the uplink operating band
Gant
Net antenna gain
MDL
Offset of NB-IoT Downlink channel number to Downlink EARFCN
MUL
Offset of NB-IoT Uplink channel number to Uplink EARFCN
Nant
Number of transmitter antennas
NDL
Downlink EARFCN
NOffs-DL
Offset used for calculating downlink EARFCN
NOffs-UL
Offset used for calculating uplink EARFCN
NCS
Number of Cyclic shifts for preamble generation in PRACH
NRB
Transmission bandwidth configuration, expressed in units of resource blocks
NUL
Uplink EARFCN
P10MHz
Maximum output Power within 10 MHz
PEIRP,N
EIRP level for channel N
PEIRP,N,MAX
Maximum EIRP level for channel N
PEM,N
Declared emission level for channel N
PEM,B32,B75,B76,ind
Declared emission level in Band 32, Band 75 and Band 76, ind=a, b, c
PEM,B32,ind
Declared emission level in Band 32, ind=d, e
PEM,B50,B74,B75,ind
Declared emission level for Band 50, Band 74 and Band 75, ind=a,b
Pmax,c
Maximum carrier output power
Pout
Output power (per carrier)
Prated,c
Rated output power (per carrier)
PREFSENS
Reference Sensitivity power level
TA
Timing advance command, as defined in [11]
Ts
Basic time unit, as defined in [10]
Wgap
Sub-block gap or Inter RF Bandwidth gap size
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3.3  AbbreviationsWord‑p. 16

For the purposes of the present document, the abbreviations given in TR 21.905 and the following apply. An abbreviation defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same abbreviation, if any, in TR 21.905.
ACLR
Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio
ACK
Acknowledgement (in HARQ protocols)
ACS
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
AWGN
Additive White Gaussian Noise
BS
Base Station
CA
Carrier Aggregation
CACLR
Cumulative ACLR
CP
Cyclic prefix
CRC
Cyclic Redundancy Check
CW
Continuous Wave
DC
Direct Current
DFT
Discrete Fourier Transformation
DIP
Dominant Interferer Proportion
DTT
Digital Terrestrial Television
DTX
Discontinuous Transmission
DwPTS
Downlink part of the special subframe (for TDD operation)
EARFCN
E-UTRA Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number
EIRP
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power
EPA
Extended Pedestrian A model
ETU
Extended Typical Urban model
E-UTRA
Evolved UTRA
EVA
Extended Vehicular A model
EVM
Error Vector Magnitude
FDD
Frequency Division Duplex
FFT
Fast Fourier Transformation
FRC
Fixed Reference Channel
GP
Guard Period (for TDD operation)
GSM
Global System for Mobile communications
HARQ
Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request
ICS
In-Channel Selectivity
ITU R
Radiocommunication Sector of the ITU
LA
Local Area
LNA
Low Noise Amplifier
MCS
Modulation and Coding Scheme
MFCN
Mobile/Fixed Communications Network
MR
Medium Range
NB-IoT
Narrowband - Internet of Things
NPDSCH
Narrowband Physical Downlink Shared Channel
NPUSCH
Narrowband Physical Uplink Shared Channel
NRS
Narrowband Refernce Signal
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex
OOB
Out-of-band
PA
Power Amplifier
PBCH
Physical Broadcast Channel
PDCCH
Physical Downlink Control Channel
PDSCH
Physical Downlink Shared Channel
PUSCH
Physical Uplink Shared Channel
PUCCH
Physical Uplink Control Channel
PRACH
Physical Random Access Channel
QAM
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QPSK
Quadrature Phase-Shift Keying
RAT
Radio Access Technology
RB
Resource Block
RE
Resource Element
RF
Radio Frequency
RMS
Root Mean Square (value)
RS
Reference Symbol
RX
Receiver
RRC
Root Raised Cosine
SINR
Signal-to-Interference-and-Noise Ratio
SNR
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
sPDCCH
shortened Physical Downlink Control Channel
sPDSCH
shortened Physical Downlink Shared Channel
TA
Timing Advance
TDD
Time Division Duplex
TX
Transmitter
UE
User Equipment
WA
Wide Area
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