Application Notes

1MA195: LTE-A Base Station Receiver Tests

3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 12 (LTEAdvanced) added several tests, such as those for contiguous and non-contiguous multicarrier and/or carrier aggregation (CA) scenarios.

This application note describes how all required receiver (Rx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 7) can be performed quickly and easily by using vector signal generators from Rohde & Schwarz. A few tests additionally require spectrum analyzers 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 performance (Px) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 8) are described in Application Note 1MA162.

Name Type Language Version Date Size
1MA195_3e_LTE_BS_Rx_Tests.pdf Application Note English 3e 09.06.2016 7 MB
TSrun_BASE_1.4.0.exe Application Note File English 1.4.0 22.12.2017 115 MB
TSrun_BaseStationTests_1.0.0-1.4.0.exe Application Note File English 1.4.0 22.12.2017 30 MB
LTE_Rel.13_BS_covered_tests_Dez_2017.pdf Application Note File English 3 22.12.2017 239 kB