E6703I W-CDMA/HSPA Lab Application

E6703I W-CDMA/HSPA Lab Application
For the E5515C/E (8960)
Wireless Communications Test Set
Technical Overview
Now with
42 Mbps
42 Mbps
Combining the benefits of W-CDMA/HSPA network
emulation with Agilent’s global leadership in analysis
technologies, the E5515C/E wireless communications
test set and the E6703I lab application provide mobile
development engineers with a single desktop instrument–
helping you accelerate development and get better
devices to market sooner.
Develop, integrate, and validate
devices at data rates up to:
42 Mbps (HSDPA-MIMO with 64QAM)
42 Mbps (DB-DC-HSDPA)
42 Mbps (DC-HSDPA)
28 Mbps (HSDPA-MIMO with 16QAM)
21 Mbps (HSPA+)
14.4 Mbps (HSDPA)
11.5 Mbps (HSUPA)
With the Agilent Technologies E6703I
W-CDMA/HSPA lab application,
developers have the only instrument
available that provides a systematic
approach to root-cause analysis of
high throughput issues in the mobile
protocol stack; from MAC to IP.
Get to RF conformance faster
The E6703I is the only solution
available providing both signaling
variables and measurements for
testing 3GPP TS34.121 Sections 5, 6,
7, and 9. Others can emulate HSPA,
but only the Agilent solution drives the
mobile into the correct state for the
latest HSPA testing required by 3GPP.
Quickly test any design change
With support for voice, video, short
message service (SMS), multi-media
messaging service (MMS), cell
broadcast SMS (CBSMS), circuitswitched data, and packet data
call connections, design changes
in anything from RF to TCP can be
quickly validated with a complete
regression test of mobile functions
right at your desk.
Helping You Get Your Job Done Faster
Fast and flexible signaling—
with you in control of network operations
Our network emulation is designed to
make connecting calls fast and
simple—and give you choices. We have
pulled some of the most commonly
requested parameters up from the
protocol stack, providing many different
connection scenarios without requiring
you to fully understand the 3GPP stack
and a complex scripting language. The
E6703I delivers the control you need to
get your job done faster.
The world’s wireless
applications brought right to
your fingertips
Agilent lab applications bring testing
and tuning end-user applications right
to your desk—without limiting how far
your device may search when looking
for real content. With our industryleading SMS/MMS/cell broadcast
messaging capabilities, live end-to-end
video conferencing, and blazing fast
packet connections to the Internet
over RF, you have the capability to test
most mobile applications fully without
leaving your office.
Developing more than just
W-CDMA/HSPA devices?
Just hook it up and go!
If your development needs go beyond
W-CDMA/HSPA, with additional firmware
that same box on your desk can connect
calls from GSM to EDGE Evolution and
everything in between. Agilent leads the
industry in support of 2G, 3G, and 3.5G
solutions for cdma2000®, 1xEV-DO,
Agilent sales engineer to learn how
the E5515C/E test set gives you the
flexibility to adapt quickly to emerging
standards and technologies.
Get started with the W-CDMA/HSPA lab
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EDGE Evolution
Find Design Issues Earlier, Resolve Them Faster
Functional test analysis
Reduce development and verification
cycle time by systematically engaging
mobile device layers “up the stack” to
find design problems early—before
they are found by your customers.
To Applications and User
RF Link
– RB Test Mode
RB Test Mode
calls have MAC - hs
fully engaged, but
RLC and above in
pseudo - idle
Mac - hs
From 8960
Validate a phone’s data throughput
capability while using SMS, MMS, data
transfer, video, or other 3G services, all
in the presence of realistic network
To Applications and User
Drive down defect resolution cost by
finding complex hardware, protocol,
and application related issues that
are specific to how the phone will
function on the network, early in the
design cycle. All this for a price that
is significantly less than traditional
script-based test equipment.
Mac - hs
UDP “ flood ” has
MAC-hs and RLC
fully engaged ,
with everything
else in pseudo-idle
From 8960
To Applications and User
From 8960
Base station emulation
From basic network settings like
country code and cell ID, lab application
variables for network emulation extend
into such things as network operating
mode, TMSI assignment, authentication,
neighbor list management, and PDP
context rejection; giving you the
flexibility you need.
The pulse of mobile/network
Wireless Protocol Advisor software
gives you all messages for the mobile
and network from MAC layer all the
way to IP. And, with triggering and
filtering functionality, you can set
up troublesome scenarios that fail
intermittently on Friday and come back
Monday morning with a bounded and
focused protocol log of exactly what
happened surrounding the particular
issue. The latest protocol logging for
help you find and resolve problems
early in the design life cycle.
UDP “flood ”
RF conformance—mandatory
in GCF
Today, with the availability of more
competitive mobile devices, network
operators are becoming very selective,
and demanding validation. With the
largest and most compliant set of RF
measurements available among onebox-testers, the E5515C/E can get you
into validation sooner. http://wireless.
Mac - hs
FTP engages
all layers and
exercises the
call and
application stack
E6703 Family of Lab
Technical Specifications W-CDMA RF analyzer
(measurements only)
E6703I is our latest application release
for the industry leading call box and the
right choice for R&D engineers needing
world class functionality in a single
instrument. The E6703I added several
capabilities including:
These specifications apply to an
E5515C/E mainframe with Option 003
installed when used with the latest
shipping version of the E6703I lab
• HSDPA-MIMO test modes and IP data support both for 28 Mbps with 16QAM, and 42 Mbps with 64QAM downlink
• DB-DC-HSDPA test modes and IP data support for 42 Mbps downlink
• Baseband fading for DC-HSDPA and HSDPA MIMO with PXB
• LTE/3G interRAT handover such as
SRVCC, 3G redirect to LTE, and SMS over SGs
• Enhanced CPC to work simultaneously with MAC-ehs
E6703I with E6720A-003 is our
emerging high-performance
application. The Annual Contract is
designed for engineers who need early
access to leading-edge functionality
such as CELL_PCH and URA_PCH
For a complete comparison of our
8960 W-CDMA/HSPA products,
please see:
The above application also includes
functionality described within the
latest shipping version of E1963A
W-CDMA test application with
firmware. Please refer to the
E1963A data sheet for details and
specifications for all functionality
covered within the E1963A at:
Specifications describe the test set’s
warranted performance and are valid
for the unit’s operation within the
statedenvironmental ranges unless
otherwise noted.
Supplemental characteristics are
intended to provide typical, but nonwarranted, performance parameters
that may be useful in applying the
instrument. These characteristics
are shown in italics and labeled as
“typical” or “supplemental.” All units
shipped form the factory meet these
typical numbers at +25 °C ambient
temperature without including
measurement uncertainty.
Change of TFC
Measurement method:
The measured results include the stepdown and step-up relative power, along
with the step-down and step-up error,
for all symmetric reference measurement
channels supported
Input center frequency ranges:
800 to 1000 MHz
1700 to 1990 MHz
Input power level range:
–61 to +28 dBm
Change of TFC relative measurement
< +3.0 dB for power range < 26 dB
Measurement interval:
617 μs (= 1 timeslot (667 μs) – 25 μs
transient periods at either side of the
nominal timeslot boundaries)
Measurement triggers:
Protocol and external
Temperature range:
+2 to +55 °C
Concurrency capabilities:
Change of TFC measurements cannot be
made concurrently with other measurements
Out of sync handling of output
Measurement method:
The E6703I provides signaling and
parameter configuration for this
measurement, but requires use of an
external analyzer to perform the required
Input center frequency ranges:
800 to 1000 MHz
1700 to 1990 MHz
Input power level range:
–61 to +28 dBm
Temperature range:
+20 to +55 °C
Concurrency capabilities:
Out of sync handling of output power
measurements cannot be made
concurrently with other measurements
PRACH preamble analysis
Reporting of CQI
Measurement method:
The measured results include the
same results as IQ tuning (excluding
PCDE) done on UE PRACH preambles;
relative power versus chip is also
Measurement description:
The channel quality indicator (CQI)
value is a measurement report sent to
the network by the UE indicating that
for the data block just received, if the
downlink channel had been formatted
as indicated by the reported or lower
CQI value, the HSDPA block error ratio
for the channel would not have exceeded 10%.
Measurement chip rate:
3.84 Mcps
Frequency range:
800 to 1000 MHz
1700 to 1990 MHz
Input level range:
–25 to +28 dBm
EVM measurement range:
Up to 35% EVM
EVM measurement accuracy:
2.3% residual EVM +0.5% algorithm
EVM error valid within +10 °C of the
temperature at which the previous
“Calibrate Measurements” was
Frequency error measurement range:
+1 kHz
Frequency error measurement accuracy:
+5 Hz
Timing error measurement range:
+25 μs
Timing error measurement accuracy:
+130 ns (0.5 chips)
Measurement interval:
All results except relative power (userselectable to one of two)
1067 μs (= PRACH preamble burst
= (4096 chips)
1017 μs (= PRACH preamble burst –
25 μs transient periods at beginning
and end of bursts = 3904 chips)
Relative power (not user-settable):
1067 μs (= PRACH preamble burst
= 4096 chips)
Trigger mode:
Auto, protocol, external, RF rise
RF rise trigger:
Nominal trigger range = expected
power setting +9 dB
Temperature range:
+20 to +55 °C
The reporting of channel quality indicator test has two parts, which are
run in sequential order:
Part 1: Measure CQI variance
Part 2: Measure HSDPA BLER vs. CQI sense
Measurement results:
Graphical and numeric results are
provided for cumulative frequency
Part 1 numeric results provided are:
• Downlink TF CQI
• CQI reports
• Median CQI
• CQI in range (%)
• Pass/Fail
Part 2 numeric results provided are:
• Downlink TF CQI
• Median CQI
• statDTXs
• Filtered ACKs
• Filtered NACKs
• Filtered ACKs + NACKs
• Filtered BLER (%)
The existing HBLER measurement
is used in the reporting of CQI
measurement. See the E1963A data
sheet for more details
Measurement interval:
Defined in 3GPP TS 34.121
Trigger mode:
Temperature range:
+20 to +55 °C
Concurrency capabilities:
Reporting of CQI measurements
cannot be made concurrently with
other measurements
Option 004 digital bus
Allows baseband, digital IQ data from
the signal generator to be sent to an
external N5106A PXB baseband generator and channel emulator for fading
and then returned to the test set for
Rear panel, 50 pin high density
Signal generator ALC mode:
Closed or open (default of closed);
open loop mode must be used during
fading to maintain the desired signal
ALC open loop calibration:
Calibrates the RF source when operating in the ALC open loop mode; the
accuracy remains valid with a +5 °C
window of the temperature at which
the calibration was performed
ALC open loop RF in/out composite
absolute output level accuracy degradation (must add this to the main level
accuracy specification for temperatures within +5 °C of the last ALC
open loop calibration):
< +0.75 dB, –109 to –70 dBm/1.23 MHz,
< +0.50 dB, –70 to –35 dBm/1.23 MHz,
< +0.75 dB, –35 to –13 dBm/1.23 MHz
ALC open loop RF out only composite
absolute output level accuracy degradation (must add this to the main level
accuracy specification):
< +0.75 dB, –109 to –70 dBm/1.23 MHz,
< +0.50 dB, –70 to –35 dBm/1.23 MHz,
< +0.75 dB, –35 to –13 dBm/1.23 MHz
ALC open loop carrier feedthrough:
Typically < –40 dBc, (nominal ambient
< –47 dBc after IQ calibration)
General Specifications
(H x W x D): 235 mm x 425 mm x 629 mm
31.8 kg
10.5 inches (26.7 cm), active matrix,
color, liquid crystal
Manual user interface:
Traditional front panel type or remote
computer driven with graphical UI
LAN port:
LAN 1 port (for firmware upgrades
only): RJ-45 connector, 100 Mbps
LAN 2 port (for high data throughput): RJ-45 connector, 100 Mbps (for
E5515C) or 1000 Mbps (for E5515E)
Radiated leakage due to RF generator:
Typically < 2.5 μV induced in a resonant dipole antenna one inch from any
surface except the underside and rear
panel at set RF generator output frequency and output level of –40 dBm
Spurious leakage:
Typically < 5 μV induced in a resonant
dipole antenna one inch from any
surface except the underside and rear
panel at frequencies other than the RF
generator output frequency and output
level of –40 dBm
Power consumption:
Typically 400 to 450 W continuous
LAN 3 port (for future use): RJ-45 connector, 1000 Mbps
Operating conditions:
0 to +55 °C, 30 g/m3 absolute humidity
(95%/+32 °C, 28 percent/+55 °C relative humidity)
Storage conditions:
–20 to +70 °C, 50 g/m3 absolute humidity, non-condensing (90%/+65 °C
relative humidity)
88 to 135 Vac, 193 to 269 Vac,
50 to 60 Hz, typically 550 VA maximum
Calibration interval:
2 years
Conducted and radiated interference
meets CISPR-11, susceptibility meets
IEC 1000-4-2, 1000-4-3, and 1000-4-4
Electrical safety:
Complies with CAN/CSA 22.2 No.
61010-1-04, UL Std. 61010-1 (2nd Edition), and IEC 61010-1 (2nd Edition)
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