The 8960 Series 10 is compliant with 3GPP 51.010 (formerly ETSI GSM 11.10).
The method of test implemented by the test set's Phase and Frequency Error measurement conforms to the measurement method defined in 3GPP 51.010, section 13.1. For GPRS mobiles which support a single uplink timeslot or two adjacent uplink timeslots, the Phase and Frequency Error measurement conforms to 3GPP 51.010, section 13.16.1. For EGPRS mobiles which support a single uplink timeslot or two adjacent uplink timeslots, the Phase and Frequency Error measurement conforms to 3GPP 51.010, section 13.16.1.
To make a transmitter output power measurement that conforms to 3GPP 51.010 standards, perform a Power versus Time measurement. An ETSI compliant, transmitter output power (TXPower) result is available as a result of this measurement. Pass/fail checking of the Power versus Time mask is also available by using the Power versus Time measurement. The Burst Timing Error result is available for GSM, GPRS and EGPRS on the Call Setup screen and by sending a query to the CALL subsystem ( CALL:STATus:TCHannel:TERRor? for GSM, CALL:STATus:(PDTCH|PDTChannel):TERRor? for GPRS and EGPRS).
For GPRS mobiles which support a single uplink timeslot or two adjacent uplink timeslots, the transmitter output power result conforms to 3GPP 51.010, section 13.16.2. When measuring two adjacent uplinks, each of these can have different power levels.
For EGPRS mobiles which support a single uplink timeslot or two adjacent uplink timeslots, the 8PSK burst power measurement (with averaging turned on) conforms to 3GPP 51.010, section 13.17.3. The 8PSK Estimated Carrier Power measurement meets the accuracy requirements for an estimation technique of long term average power as defined in 3GPP 51.010, annex 5.
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, the Transmit Power measurement implemented in the test set varies from the ETSI recommended method for measuring carrier power in terms of synchronization. This measurement synchronizes using RF amplitude synchronization instead of midamble synchronization. This was intentionally done to speed up the measurement, as this is one of the most common measurements performed in manufacturing. This alternative measurement technique is approximately four times faster than the synchronized method with the same accuracy. If the input signal meets the GSM Power versus Time characteristics, the TX Power measurement provides the same results as the Power versus Time - TX Power result (which is midamble synchronized and ETSI compliant).
single, the serving cell must be either GSM or GPRS for the GSM/GPRS TX Power measurement to be used. When the serving cell is EGPRS, this measurement is not available. See Serving Cell for information about setting the serving cell.
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The Output RF Spectrum due to Switching method of test conforms to ETSI GSM 11.10, section 13.4 at offsets < 1800 kHz. For GPRS mobiles which support a single uplink timeslot or two adjacent uplink timeslots, the measurement conforms to ETSI GSM 11.10, section 13.16.3 at offsets < 1800 kHz.
For GPRS or EGPRS mobiles which support a single uplink timeslot or two adjacent uplink timeslots, the measurement conforms to 3GPP 51.010, section 13.16.3 at offsets < 1800 kHz (when the Multi-Measurement Count - Modulation parameter is set to Off using SETup:ORFSpectrum:COUNt:STATe ).
When Multi-Measurement Count (Modulation) is greater than 1, the measurement is performed over 40 or more bits in each of the regions from bit 15 to 60 and bit 87 to 132 of the burst. In 3GPP 51.010, the measurement is only specified on the latter section of the burst.
Measuring on both the front and back of the burst has two advantages. First, this method provides two modulation measurements per burst, effectively doubling measurement speed. Secondly, it provides additional information regarding the spurious performance of the mobile.
The method of test in 3GPP 51.010 is based upon time-gated spectrum analysis; this technique only allows one measurement per burst. Modern DSP techniques employed in the test set makes it possible to measure more of the burst while still excluding the unwanted effects of the midamble and switching transients generated by burst modulation.
The result of the Output RF Spectrum measurement relies on pseudo random data being present in the data field of the RF burst. When using the BLER data connection type, these data fields do not contain pseudo random data, therefore the results may not be representative.
The method of test implemented by the test set's Bit Error measurement conforms to the measurement method defined in 3GPP 51.010, section 14.2. The Bit Error measurement is available for GSM, GPRS, and EGPRS.
An alternative method of test for making a Reference Sensitivity measurement is to use the Fast Bit Error (FBER) measurement in the test set. The FBER measurement is five times faster than the normal BER measurement.
The In-Band Frame Error Rate (IFER) measurement provides the reference sensitivity of the speech traffic channel. IFER is defined in 3GPP 51.010, section 14.2.19 (Reference sensitivity - TCH/AFS-INB), section 14.2.20 (Reference sensitivity - TCH/AHS-INB), and 3GPP 44.010, section 5.1.7a (TCH loop without signalling of erased frames for in-band channel rate error).
Frequency Stability measures the absolute frequency and frequency error of an analog RF signal. The signal may be modulated by SAT and/or additional FM. Refer to IS-137A section 184.108.40.206, Analog Frequency Stability, for more information on making this measurement. Measurement resolution is 1.0 Hz, meeting the requirements in IS-137A section 220.127.116.11, Analog General Equipment, Radio frequency.
With proper test set configuration, the method of test implemented for the GSM Bad Frame Indication conforms to the measurement method defined in 3GPP 51.010 section 14.1.1, 14.1.2, 14.1.5 and 14.1.6. This measurement is only applicable to GSM.