1MA162: LTE-A Base Station Performance Tests

3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 13 (LTEAdvanced Pro) added several tests, such as those for Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and enhanced MTC (eMTC).

This application note describes how all required performance tests (TS36.141 Chapter 8) can be performed quickly and easily by using vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. Examples illustrate the manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation.

The LTE base station transmitter (Tx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 6) are described in Application Note 1MA154.

The LTE base station receiver (Rx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 7) are described in Application Note 1MA195.

Name Type Language Version Date Size
1MA162_10e_LTE-A_Performance_Tests.pdf Application Note English 10e 04.12.2018 13 MB
TSrun_BASE_1.5.1.exe Application Note File English 1.5.1 04.12.2018 111 MB
TSrun_BaseStationTests_1.3.0-1.5.1.exe Application Note File English 1.5.1 04.12.2018 37 MB
LTE_Rel.13_BS_covered_tests_Dec_2018.pdf Application Note File English Dec 2018 04.12.2018 247 kB
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