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1  ScopeWord‑p. 7

The present document specifies requirements for Rel-16 UEs supporting release independent features like:
  • additional NR operating bands and power classes on top of Rel-16 of TS 38.101 [2-5] and TS 38.133;

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]
TS 38.101-1: "NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Range 1 Standalone".
[3]
TS 38.101-2: "NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 2: Range 2 Standalone".
[4]
TS 38.101-3: "NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 3: Range 1 and Range 2 Interworking operation with other radios".
[5]
TS 38.101-4: "NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 4: UE performance requirements".
[6]
TS 38.133: "NR; Requirements for support of radio resource management".
[7]
TS 38.306: "NR; User Equipment (UE) radio access capabilities".
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3  Definitions, symbols and abbreviations

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.
release independent:
applicable to some frozen releases, starting from a certain release Rel-M
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3.2  SymbolsWord‑p. 8

For the purposes of the present document, the following symbols apply:
N
Release in which a feature is introduced into TS 38.101 [2-5] or TS 38.133
M
Release from which onwards (including release M) a feature is release independent

3.3  Abbreviations

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.
BW
Bandwidth
CA
Carrier Aggregation
CC
Component carrier
DL
Downlink
EN-DC
Dual connectivity between E-UTRA and NR
FDD
Frequency Division Duplex
FR1
Frequency range 1
FR2
Frequency range 2
NR
New radio
REL
Release
SDL
Supplementary downlink
SUL
Supplementary uplink
TDD
Time Division Duplex
UE
User Equipment
UL
Uplink
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4  General

TSG-RAN has agreed for certain features (see the following clauses) to introduce them in a "release independent way".
This means for each feature:
  • it is "introduced" in a release N, i.e. TS 38.101 [2-5] and TS 38.133 of release N define certain UE requirements for this feature; the feature is indicated in the tables of the following clauses;
  • it is "release independent" starting from a release M (M<N); M for the given feature is provided in the tables of the following clauses;
  • UEs supporting this feature have to fulfil additional requirements in release M or higher which are specified in one or more Annexes of TS 38.307 of release N; the applicable Annexes for a given feature are provided in the tables of the following clauses.
The applicable UE Categories are specified in TS 38.306 according to the release to which the UE conforms.
In the table of release independent features in subsequent clauses, "FDD, TDD" refers to CA or EN-DC configuration composed by only FDD bands or only TDD bands, respectively. "FDD and TDD" refers to CA or EN-DC configuration including both FDD and TDD bands. "SDL and FDD, SDL and TDD" refers to CA configuration including both SDL and FDD bands or both SDL and TDD bands, respectively. "TDD and SUL" refers to SUL configuration including both TDD and SUL bands. "FDD and TDD and SUL" refers to EN-DC configuration including both FDD, TDD and SUL bands. Unless stated otherwise, the release independent for the band combinations are from Rel-15.
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