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In order to make sure that your device is prepared for 5G NR operation in standalone (SA) mode, COMPRION SIMfony MT8000A adds 5G SA USIM/USAT testing capabilities. And you can find this solution already registered at GCF and PTCRB as test platform TP226. COMPRION SIMfony MT8000A consists of the new Anritsu 5G Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A and the (U)SIM simulator UT³ Platform.
Regarding 3GPP TS 31.121 Rel-15, the new GCF WI-508-NR and PTCRB RFT 508-1 list the following tests:
• Clause 5.3 "Handling subscription identifier privacy for 5G"
• Clause 5.4 "Unified Access Control information handling for 5G-NR"
• Clauses 15.1 "Authentication procedure for EAP-AKA" and 15.2 " Authentication procedure for 5G AKA"
These tests will be available in the following COMPRION SIMfony MT8000A packages:
• Clause 5.3: 3GPP TS 31.121 USIM 5G Test Bench Stage 1 - Now available!
• Clause 5.4: 3GPP TS 31.121 USIM 5G Test Bench Stage 2
• Clauses 15.1 and 15.2: 3GPP TS 31.121 USIM 5G Test Bench Stage 3
First 5G SA USAT tests have been defined in 3GPP TS 31.124 Rel-15. Now, the 3GPP TSG CT6 work plan schedules the following features for testing:
• Provide Local Information
• BIP (Open Channel, Close Channel, Receive Data, Send Data, Get Channel Status)
• Event Download (Location Status, Data Available, Channel Status Change, Access Technology Change, Network Rejection, Data Connection Change)
• MO PDU Session Establishment
Next, you can expect that the GCF WI-509-XX umbrella work item and a new PTCRB RFT will list tests for these features. As the Event Download - Access Technology Change test requires an additional LTE cell, a related network simulator configuration will support this.
In the near future you will find these tests in the 3GPP TS 31.121 USAT 5G Test Bench Stage 1 as COMPRION SIMfony MT8000A package.
Because both, the licenses for the COMPRION modules and for the test benches of the Anritsu MT8000A are stored in the Device Test Center, handling is simpler now: For example, if your MT8000A is out for repair or calibration, it is now possible to exchange the Anritsu MT8000A against another with the same configuration. But it works without the need for a new license related to the new network simulator hardware. This way you can directly continue your testing which saves efforts and costs.
Additional to the GCF and PTCRB approved hardware used for conformance testing COMPRION offers so called pre-conformance solutions, which enable you to run conformance-relevant test cases on non-validated hardware. This way, in-house conformance evaluation parallel to the product development is affordable. Pre-conformance testing reduces the risk to fail the approval test and the costs for the test sessions in a test house significantly.
Both devices are operated by Device Test Center.
This software enables the creation of test plans and the execution of all test benches.
COMPRION also offers the following software packages (test benches) running on COMPRION test devices UT³ Platform/Prove 2 and network simulator Anritsu MD8475A:
|Topic||Network||UT³ Platform/Prove 2||MD8475A|
|UICC||network independant||ETSI TS 102 230 Stage 1 (analog)|
|network independant||ETSI TS 102 230 Stage 2 (digital)|
|USIM||network independant||3GPP TS 31.121 USIM Test Bench Stage 1|
|2G/3G||3GPP TS 31.121 USIM Test Bench Stage 2||COMPRION MD8475A 3GPP TS 31.121 USIM USS Set 1|
|LTE||3GPP TS 31.121 USIM Test Bench Stage 3||COMPRION MD8475A 3GPP TS 31.121 USIM USS Set 2|
|USAT||network independant||3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 1|
|2G/3G||3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 2 + 2A||COMPRION MD8475A 3GPP TS 31.124 USAT USS Set 1/2 + 4|
|LTE||3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 3||COMPRION MD8475A 3GPP TS 31.124 USAT USS Set 3|
|SIM||network independant||3GPP TS 51.010-1 Stage 1|
|2G||3GPP TS 51.010-1 Stage 2||COMPRION MD8475A 3GPP TS 51.010-1 SIM SS Set 1|
|SAT||network independant||3GPP TS 51.010-4 Stage 1|
|2G||3GPP TS 51.010-4 Stage 2||COMPRION MD8475A 3GPP TS 51.010-4 SAT SS Set 1|
|NFC Handset Test Book||GSMA TS.27 BIP Test Bench Stage 1-4||COMPRION MD8475A BIP Set 1-4|
|GSMA TS.27 Remote Management Test Bench Stage 1||COMPRION MD8475A Remote Management Set 1|
Additional to the GCF and PTCRB approved hardware used for conformance testing COMPRION offers so called pre-conformance solutions. Hence your are able to run conformance-relevant test cases on non-validated hardware. This way, in-house conformance evaluation parallel to the product development is affordable. Since pre-conformance testing reduces the risk to fail the approval test, you lower the costs for the test sessions in a test house significantly.
Both platforms are based on Device Test Center, COMPRIONs comprehensive test plan management software.
Thus, COMPRION also offers the following software packages (test benches) running on two setup variants. Either you use COMPRION UT³ Platform with the network simulator or you choose Prove 2 with the network simulator R&S CMW500:
|Topic||Network||UT³ Platform/Prove 2||R&S CMW500|
|USIM||LTE + CAT M1||3GPP TS 31.121 USIM Test Bench Stage 3/3C||COMPRION CMW500 3GPP |
TS 31.121 USIM USS Set 2/2C
|NB-IoT||3GPP TS 31.121 USIM Test Bench Stage 5/5A||COMPRION CMW500 3GPP |
TS 31.121 USIM USS Set 5/5A
|USAT||W-CDMA||3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 2/2A||COMPRION CMW500 3GPP |
TS 31.124 USAT USS Set 1/4
|3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 2B||COMPRION CMW500 3GPP |
TS 31.124 SMS over IMS Set 1
|LTE + CAT M1||3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 3/3A|
COMPRION CMW500 3GPP
|3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 3B||COMPRION CMW500 3GPP |
TS 31.124 SMS over IMS Set 1
|NB-IoT||3GPP TS 31.124 USAT Test Bench Stage 5||COMPRION CMW500 3GPP |
TS 31.124 USAT USS Set 5
|BIP||GSMA TS.27 BIP Test Bench Stage 1-4||COMPRION CMW500 BIP Set 1-4|
This member of the COMPRION SIMfony family is especially designed for handset testing according VZW test specifications.
These are the offered test benches for the different Verizon Wireless test plans:
COMPRION also offers the software packages needed for the control of the required network simulator R&S CMW500.
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