Application Notes

LTE-A Base Station Transmitter Tests

3GPP TS36.141 defines conformance tests for EUTRA base stations (eNodeB). Release 13 (LTEAdvanced Pro) added several tests, especially for Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT).

This application note describes how all required transmitter (Tx) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 6) can be performed quickly and easily by using signal and spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. A few tests additionally require signal

generators from Rohde & Schwarz. Examples illustrate the manual operation. A free software program enables and demonstrates remote operation.

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

The LTE base station performance (Px) tests (TS36.141 Chapter 8) are described in Application Note 1MA162.

Name Type Language Version Date Size
1MA154_6e_LTE_BS_Tx_Tests.pdf Application Note English 6e 09.06.2016 8 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