The Agilent Technologies E6474A Network Optimization Platform is a scalable, integrated, air interface measurement system.

This system is used to support integration and maintenance of networks, obtaining comprehensive call performance and quantifying the end-user’s experience for both voice and data. The system includes extensive GSM and GPRS measurements as described in this document. Depending on the selected hardware options, the E6474A system can make measurements on E-GSM900, GSM850, DCS1800, PCS1900, dual-band GSM/PCS1900 or dual-band GSM/DCS networks. A PC interfaces to a maximum of four test mobile phones (or two phones for simultaneous data and trace measurements). System software controls the phones to make and record userselected GPRS and GSM measurements and phone messaging. The Agilent GSM digital receiver or third-party scanner can be used in conjunction with the E6474A allowing correlation of RF measurements and phone measurements. A GPS receiver, which can be integrated with the receiver, may be used to obtain positioning information that is collated with the measurement results. The system can also be configured for use with a pen-tablet computer for indoor measurements without GPS. Logged data can be exported to mapping software for analysis.

About this document This document gives detailed information on the features accessible on the E6474A GSM and GPRS drive test system and associated software and hardware options. Wireless data measurements are fundamental in the verification of the technology’s end-to-end performance within a GPRS network; this capability is enabled through E6474A-700 and E6474A-710. Additional details are provided in the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement data sheet, literature number 5988-1507EN. GSM and GPRS overview System software The E6474A system software is a user-friendly Microsoft Windows -based application designed to reside on a laptop PC. It is scalable and provides flexible measurement capabilities. Through a selection of licensing options it is possible to configure the software to provide GSM and GPRS phone-based measurements, GSM receiver-based measurements and wireless data measurements. With the multiple phone measurements license it is possible for the system to control up to four test mobile phones simultaneously (two for simultaneous data and trace). It is possible to expand your system at any time by adding software licenses or hardware to the base product. Multiple measurements can be made simultaneously. All the measurements can be displayed in real-time and logged to a database. Indoor measurement capability, without the need for GPS navigation, can be added by selecting the indoor measurements software license option. Refer to the E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform configuration guide, literature number 5988-2396EN, for detailed option information.

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E6474A Wireless Network • E6474A-200 GSM phone measurement software license Optimization Platform • E6474A-210 GSM receiver/ scanner measurement software license – GSM and GPRS options • E6474A-220 GSM receiver/scanner and phone measurement software license • E6474A-230 GSM TechTool phone measurement software license • E6474A-250 GAIT phone measurement license • E6474A-270 GSM receiver/scanner and GAIT phone measurement software license • E6474A-600 GSM/GPRS phone measurement software license • E6474A-620 Combined GSM receiver & GSM/GPRS phone measurement software license

• E6474A-010 Multiple test mobile software license • E6474A-020 Real-time mapping software license • E6474A-030 Indoor measurement capability software license • E6474A-700 Data measurement software license • E6474A-710 Data measurement server software license • E6474A-090 E6474A software - CD only, no license key provided (E74xx to E6474A upgrade)

Measurement software The system software has phone measurement ability for a single test mobile phone, enabled with software license E6474-200 or -220 (for GSM only) or with software license E6474A-600 or -620 (for GSM and GPRS). If multiple phone control is required for benchmarking with two or more networks, E6474A-010, multiple phone control software license, must also be ordered. GSM/GPRS measurement views A number of different views are available from the view menu to enable the display of measured or calculated data. The views should be arranged within the main window before starting a data collection test, although they can be opened and closed during a test. This section gives details of the views associated with: • GSM phone measurements • GPRS phone measurements • Phone message logging • GSM receiver measurements Common platform measurement features will be discussed in a subsequent section.

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GSM phone measurements The following views are available for all supported frequencies using either the GSM or the GPRS tracking phones. • GSM Properties setup • GSM Channel Change Monitor view • GSM Signal view • GSM Signal Parameters view • Neighboring Cells view The control and measurements covered by each of the views are detailed below: GSM Properties setup The data collection options are selected using the GSM Properties dialog box and are required to be configured for each mobile connected to the system. It contains multiple tabbed pages, which enable the user to select data collection options (properties) for the mobile device. GSM Channel Change Monitor view The GSM Channel Change Monitor view displays the signal parameters before and after a handover. The Handover Form and Cause, Traffic Channels 1 and 2, Power Class, and the BCCH for neighbors 1 through 6 are displayed, as detailed below: Form BCCH Hop TxPower Cause BSIC MAIO

A cellsite database is required in order to display cellsite names.TA (Handover Causes) Cell ID HSN PWRC LAC DTX Time Slot FER C1 RxLev (full) T Ch1 C2 RxQual (full) T Ch2 Page 5 5 GSM Signal parameters view The following measurements are displayed in this view: Cell RsLev full C1 LAI RxLev sub C2 TCH DTX DSF (actual\max) Hopping list RxQual full RLT (actual\max) TxPower Timing Advance The user can optionally select Channel Number or Cellsite Name for display. GSM Signal view The following measurements are displayed in this view: • Mobile State Mobile Measurements Frequency Hopping: Serving Cell: • TCH Hopping • BCCH • Tx Level • MAIO • BSIC • RxLev (F) • HSN • MCC • RxLev (S) • Hops • LAC • RxQual (F) .

• Hopping List • Cell ID • RxQual (S) • MNC • DTX • FER • TA • TSlot • Type of channel • DSF • RLT Page 6 6 Neighboring Cells view The following parameters for the current serving cell and six neighboring cells are displayed as text: • BCCH and BSIC • RxLev in dBm • C1 • C2 The values of the following parameters are displayed graphically • FER • RxQual • RxLev (for the current serving cell and six neighboring cells) Page 7 GPRS phone measurements The E6474A system extracts measurement parameters from the GPRS tracking phone. • GPRS QoS Info • GPRS RLC / MAC Info • GPRS Misc Info The measurements covered by each of the views are detailed below: GPRS QoS Info view • GMM Service State • Attach State RLC Information: • RLC/MAC UL & DL Data Throughput (Kb/s) current and maximum • UL & DL Retransmitted Block Rate (%) • UL & DL Total Block Transmitted • DL Block Error Rate (%) LLC Information: • UL & DL Data Throughput current & max (kb/s) • UL & DL Retransmitted Frame Rate (%) • UL & DL Total Frame Transmitted 7 Page 8 8 GPRS RLC/MAC Info view • MS GPRS Class • Sign Variance (dB) • RLC Mode . The following GPRS specific views display these measurements and are available for all supported frequencies.

A method of supplying controlled uplink and downlink data to the GPRS mobile is therefore required. refer to the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement product overview. For detailed information on the data measurement capabilities. Agilent has developed integrated data sequencing and measurement applications which are available under E6474A-700 and -710 as outlined in the "Additional Options" section of this document. literature number 5980-2310E and the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement .• Allocation Mode • UL & DL Temporary Block Flow (TBF) • Access Burst • UL & DL Temporary Flow Identifier (TFI) • Pwr Cntl Channel • UL & DL Timeslot Allocation • Network Control Order (NCO) • UL & DL Code Scheme • Cntl Ack Type • C Value (dBm) • Split PG cycle • Rx Qual • Priority Access Threshold • MS Output Power Page 9 9 GPRS Misc Info view GMM Information: LCC Information: SM/SNDCP Information: • GMM Service State • LLC Mode • SNDCP Compression • Attach State • LLC SAPI • NSAPI • P-TMSI • Ciphering Algorith • SM State • TLLI • Ciphering Key • IP Address • RAC • Kc Sequence Number • Reliability Class • MNC • Precedence Class • LAC • Radio Priority • MCC • Delay Class • NMO • Mean throughput • T3314 • Peak Throughput Data measurement A significant number of the GPRS measurements tabulated above are only valid during data transactions.

The three protocol logging views are further discussed below. They are designed to assist the user in the transition of TDMA to GSM. Additional features are available via the Properties dialog tab. GAIT Measurements Software licenses E6474A-250 and -270 give access to three GAIT specific views: GAIT Signal view. The user has the ability to pause the decode stream and to expand to the next level of decode detail. The parameters available in these views corespond to the GSM versions with additional information relating to GAIT State. GSM Layer 2 This view displays the Layer 2 messages as they occur. -270 and -620. A powerful message filtering capability is provided as well as a message notification feature. GSM-R. giving the user the ability to change the text font. -220. Additional features are available via the Properties Dialog tab. Decoded Layer 3 messages can be exported enabling off-line analysis. giving the user the ability to change the text font. A Pause/Resume control is provided. Individual messages can be decoded while a test is running or being played back by clicking the plus box next to the sheet. GPRS RLC MAC messages This view displays the GPRS RLC/MAC messages as they occur. Filter control is also provided for Layer 3 messages. Additional features are available via the Properties Dialog tab. The following views are available for the Agilent E645xx GSM receivers • CW/Channel Power • BCH Channel Analyzer • Interference Analyzer • Spectrum Analyzer The controls listed below are available for each receiver measurement class: • Measurement interval • Time • Distance . Individual messages can be decoded while a test is running or being played back by clicking the plus box next to the message. literature number 5988-1507EN. decodes and displays the messaging to and from the test mobile. A Pause/Resume control is provided. depending on the receiver hardware connected. including the message hex dumps and frame number. Page 11 11 GSM receiver measurements The GSM receiver measurement function of the E6474A software is enabled by software E6474A-210. Page 10 10 GSM Layer 3 This view displays the Layer 3 messages as they occur. DCS1800 and GSM1900 channels. A Pause/Resume control is provided. giving the user the ability to change the text font and color-code of Layer 3 message types. Individual messages can be decoded while a test is running or being played back by clicking the plus box next to the message. The receiver component of the E6474A system is capable of measuring E-GSM900. The measurements are independent of network parameter settings. The messages are presented in separate views: GSM Layer 2. GAIT Neighbors view and GAIT Layer 3. GSM850. Phone Message logging The E6474A extracts. where the user can request up to five Layer 3 message types in separate pop-up views (message boxes) as they occur. GSM Layer 3 and GPRS RLC/MAC.

the step size is set to 1 MHz. or distance (for example.25 MHz (wideband mode) • 200 kHz (narrowband mode) • E-GSM/GSM-R/GSM850 • 30 kHz to 35 MHz in wideband mode • 5 kHz to 35 MHz in narrowband mode • DCS1800 • 30 kHz to 75 MHz in wideband mode . then measurements are made at 900 MHz. the Channel Power bars are displayed according to the frequencies or channels in the user list in the measurement controls. and the count is set to 4. • CW Power List In this mode. The system measures at the start frequency. The system can also measure the total power (channel power) within a user-defined bandwidth at a user-defined set of frequencies. step size and count. For example. This can be specified in terms of time (for example. Frequencies can be specified in terms of frequency units or channel number. • CW Power Trace In this mode. Receiver measurements covered by each of the views are detailed below. • Trace: Enter a start frequency. 902 MHz and 903 MHz. The CW/Channel Power view has four display modes: • Channel Power Trace In this mode. the CW Power bars are displayed according to the frequency/channel settings in the measurement controls. execute a measurement every 10 meters). CW/Channel Power The E6474A system can measure the peak power (CW power) at user-defined frequencies within a user-defined resolution bandwidth.68 kHz to 190 kHz in narrowband mode • Frequency • Arbitrary list (list) • Start / step / count (trace) • Channel width (Channel Power only) • IF bandwidth • 1. Measurement controls • Resolution bandwidth (CW Power only) • 8. The user can define the frequencies to be measured in two different ways: Page 12 12 Frequency entry methods • List: Enter an arbitrary list of frequencies. Channel power differs from the CW power measurement in that the total power is integrated across the specified channel width. execute a measurement every 200 milliseconds). the CW Power bars are displayed according to the frequencies or channels in the user list in the measurement controls. the Channel Power bars are displayed according to the frequency/channel settings in the measurement controls. if the start frequency is set to 900 MHz. at the (start + step) frequency and lastly at the (start + (count . 901 MHz. • Channel Power List In this mode.• Averaging • Running • Group Measurement interval defines the duration between measurements.36 kHz to 950 kHz in wideband mode • 1.1)*step) frequency.

The following measurements can be performed: • All BCH Displays the full range of amplitude of all ARFCNs within the specified range. the BSIC can be decoded. This allows regularly used sets of channels to be stored for quick loading into the application. The measurements are displayed in a bar graph of amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of amplitude versus time. A user list scan capability and a measurement averaging capability are also available. The user inputs or imports a list of up to 40 GSM channels to be measured. with the highest powers. Where ‘N’ is a user-defined variable from 1 to 20. The system measures the power of all GSM channels in the user selected range. The system measures all of the GSM channels in the user selected range and returns the ‘N’ strongest GSM channels received. It is also possible to display the highest powers of the top N ARFCNs from this list. There can be up to 40 ARFCN defined in the list. the BSIC can be decoded. Page 14 14 Measurement controls Display controls • Carrier frequency • Power display (Y-axis parameter) • Frequency • Amplitude in dBm • Channel • Amplitude in RxLev number • Measurement types • Show value (bar graphs only) • All BCH • Power in dBm • TopN BCH • Power in RxLev • User list of channels • BSIC • TopN on user list • BER . If 20 or fewer channels are found in the range. The user list of frequencies can be imported from a text file. they are displayed as a bar graph with amplitude versus frequency.• 5 kHz to 75 MHz in narrowband mode • GSM1900 • 30 kHz to 60 MHz in wideband mode • 5 kHz to 60 MHz in narrowband mode Page 13 13 BCH Channel Analyzer The BCH Channel Analyzer view is used to display all of the channels in a selectable frequency range. If a measured channel is a broadcast channel. The results are displayed in a bar graph of amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of amplitude versus time. • User list Returns power measurements from a user-defined list of frequencies or channels. The results are displayed as a trace. If a measured channel is a broadcast channel. • Top N Displays the amplitude of N ARFCNs for an all BCH measurement. with one point for each channel. The start and stop frequency are displayed and selectable.

When the phone is handed-off to a new channel. The Interference Analyzer interference measurement can also be used independently from the phone. Page 15 15 Measurement types • Adjacent channel measurement The E6474A can make adjacent channel interference measurements. Each adjacent channel interference measurement can be linked to one of the phones. • Co-channel measurement For a single-user selectable broadcast channel. 2 Measurement controls • Measurement types • Adjacent channel analysis (average or peak power) • Co-channel analysis • Co-channel carrier frequency • Frequency • Channel • Adjacent channel carrier frequency (A and B) • Frequency • Channel • Display controls • Show value (bar graphs only) • Power in dBm Measurement results • Adjacent carrier (A) . 1 An estimated BER is calculated based on the number of bit errors in the mid-amble of the synchronization burst. the E6474A can return the total power in the channel. primary carrier to interference ratio. This is intended for two phone configurations.• Cell name Markers (trace displays only) Measurement results • Multiple markers • GSM carrier power • Delta markers • BSIC • To max function • BER 1 • Drag and drop Interference Analyzer The Interference Analyzer view measures the power of a serving channel and the upper and lower adjacent channels. fading and show a bar graph of symbol delay spread. it can return the ratio in dB of the power in each channel to that in the immediately adjacent channels. It can also decode the BSIC of the primary and secondary signals in the channel. For two user selectable channels. The measurement can return either the peak power or average power over the eight time slots. Two independent adjacent channel interference measurements are provided in a single view. the adjacent channel interference measurement tunes to the new channel. the carrier frequency of the adjacent channel interference measurement is linked to the serving channel of the phone. A user can define a specific channel to measure along with the associated upper and lower adjacent channels. Typically. Adjacent channel interference may arise from other cells/sectors in the network.

No SCH.1 to 6 symbols offsets 2 Ability to decode the secondary BSIC is dependent on the received signal characteristics at the instant the measurement is made. Page 16 16 Spectrum Analyzer The Spectrum Analyzer view is a graph that shows a range of frequencies (or channel numbers) and their power levels. maximum span • EGSM900/GSM-R/GSM850 • 41 MHz • DCS1800 • 85 MHz • GSM1900 • 70 MHz IF bandwidth Markers • 1. Measurement controls • Frequency. The spectrum display provides the controls listed below. bit errors • Total power received in channel in dBm • Primary power in dBm of strongest signal path • Peak deviation fading in dB from primary power • Ratio of primary power / interference in dB (C/I) • Primary BSIC: provided C/I > 2 dB • Secondary BSIC: provided 2 dB < C/I < 10 dB (typical) • Symbol delay spread (multi-path) graph • Power in dBm at +/. Frequencies can be specified in terms of frequency units or channel number. No FCH.• Ratio in dB of power in C / C+1 • Ratio in dB of power in C / C-1 • Adjacent carrier (B) • Ratio in dB of power in C / C+1 • Ratio in dB of power in C / C-1 • Co-channel • Measurement status: No error. tunable range 1 • E-GSM900 receiver • DCS1800 receiver • 880 to 915 MHz (876 to 917) • 1710 to 1785 MHz (1705 to 1790) • 925 to 960 MHz (921 to 962) • 1805 to 1880 MHz (1800 to 1885) • GSM-R receiver • GSM1900 receiver • 876 to 915 MHz (876 to 917) • 1850 to 1910 MHz (1845 to 1915) • 921 to 960 MHz (921 to 962) • 1930 to 1990 MHz (1925 to 1995) • GSM850 • 824 to 849 (820 to 851) • 869 to 894 (865 to 896) • Frequency. The primary BSIC and C/I are much less affected by vehicle speed.25 MHz (wideband mode) • Multiple markers • 200 kHz (narrowband mode . Performance is optimal while stationary and will degrade with speed.

export the data to post-processing software packages.• Delta markers • To max function Resolution bandwidth • Drag and drop • 8. The Properties dialog box enables the user to select which views (measurements) to display and to adjust for the desired parameter characteristics or limits. The cell naming features are dependent on the user providing a text file database with position and cell configuration information.36 kHz to 950 kHz (wideband mode) • 1. These features include the ability to record and playback data sets. this is used to correlate with the cell . Features common There are a number of features that are common to the E6474A platform software and to the E6474A platform that are available in all technologies. Characteristic amplitude accuracy is unchanged with respect to specified range. Page 17 17 E64xx Properties dialog box The E64xx Properties dialog box is used with Agilent E645xx receivers only. These features are detailed in this section: • Cell naming • Report generator • Call Statistics view • GPS • Data recording and playback • Data export and post-processing • Link editor • Measurement Parameters view • Alarms view • Time charts • Route map view Cell naming The phone-based measurements and receiver-based broadcast channel analyzer provide cell naming features.68 kHz to 190 kHz (narrowband mode) Spectrum noise floor (characteristic)* Average Peak Narrowband mode / 300 kHz span -139 dBm -138 dBm Wideband mode / 300 kHz span -131 dBm -130 dBm Narrowband mode / 25 MHz span -130 dBm -129 dBm Wideband mode / 25 MHz span -125 dBm -123 dBm 1 Spectrum measurement allows some out-of-band tuning above and below specified frequency ranges. Characteristic noise floor increase is 2 dB with respect to specified range. The performance is not specified in these ranges. These extended ranges are shown in paranthesis – (). based on user requirements. display parameters on time charts and route maps and define flexible alerts and alarms. Where the cell ID is known. for example in the phone serving cell measurement.

This algorithm makes use of the geographic location. and call progress messages. Details of Agilent-supplied navigator hardware is provided in the "Additional Options" . The physical interface is RS-232 with a DB9 connector. and an HTML document is created that contains a screen capture of each active view. Supported GPS navigators include Agilent Direct Connect GPS/DR Navigation.) • # of no communication calls • Progress (A message indicating the call progress is displayed in this field) Page 19 19 GPS The Agilent E6474A system has the ability to work with several types of GPS interfaces. each device is represented by its own column. All of the active views are captured. or when replaying a data file. The Report generator command is available at any time during logging. • Technology (technology of the device) • Label (shows device label) • Total calls • # of good calls • # of blocked calls • # of dropped calls • # of no service calls (shows the total number of calls that could not be placed or completed due to the loss of network service. The Call Stats view shows the call termination classifications and counts. For a system with multiple phones. Header elements: • Report title* • User name • Company • Time* • Date* • Location* – defaults to current GPS fix • Comments – user entered notes Call Statistics view Call Statistics are displayed in the Call Stats view. Garmin GPS II Plus and Trimble Placer GPS 455DR. The format of the cell database is text file with the following fields: • Cell name • Longitude • Serving ARFCN • TCH ARFCN • Latitude • Cell ID • Azimuth Page 18 18 Report generator The E6474A system provides fast and easy report generation. a "best guess" algorithm is implemented. ARFCN and BSIC to attempt to determine which cell from the database is the best match. Each report includes a header section and a dialog box prompts the user to enter the header information listed in the database. The system is compatible with the communications protocols listed below. Smart defaults and persistent information are used (marked *). Live Update mode. for example in neighbor cell measurements or receiver based measurements. Where no cell ID is known. so minimal text entry is required. There is no limit to the number of reports that can be generated.

if a valid GPS device is configured. This synchronisation can be disabled. Command Action Replay Start replaying a data file. not only those selected for display. Compatible protocols • TAIP • TSIP • NMEA The PC clock is synchronised to GPS clock. Stop Stop data collection or replaying a data file. (/2 to /7) Start Live Mode Start displaying data.Survey markers and user notes can be entered on the route map during a data collection test. Single Step Mode Pauses replay until Single Step is selected Single Step Enables user to step through the database in playback mode when Single Step Mode is activated Note: All parameters enabled on the mobile or receiver at system setup will be recorded during logging. Slow Replay Reduce the playback speed. Fast Reverse Replay Increase the reverse playback speed (2x to 7x).When enabled. the software automatically adds the following markers when logging: 11 Start of Test 12 Start of Data Collection 13 End of Data Collection 14 End of Test 15 Pause 16 Resume . Reverse Replay Play back a data file in reverse (2x to 7x). Pause Pause data collection or replay. on selection of Live or Record mode. Data recording and playback The following commands appear on the Log pull-down menu.section of this document. • Automatically numbered survey markers -. The commands are also available as buttons on the main tool bar. A summary of additional record and playback features is listed below: Record features • Pause/resume • Survey markers and user notes -. (/2 to /7) Fast Replay Increase the playback speed. Start Logging Initiates a data recording. Slow Reverse Replay Reduce the reverse playback speed. Data is not logged.

Note: You can link up to 10 phones with their adjacent channels. provided by the scanner/receiver. The Measurement Parameters view is initiated by the Alarms view. Measurement Parameters view The Measurement Parameter view is an Explorer-style view of the system devices and their measurement parameters. • Link scanner/receiver channel measurements to phone channels/bands. • Link phone neighbor lists to scanner/receiver inputs. The carrier and adjacent channel signal are displayed graphically in the Adjacent Channels view. including: Position formats • Signed decimal degrees • Decimal degrees with direction • Deg: min: sec with direction • Signed deg: min: sec • UTM GPS datums at export The following GPS datums are available for use when exporting the data: • WGS 84 (World Geodetic System) • OS36 (GB) • AGD 86 • SAD 69 (Brazil) • AGD 84 • SAD 69 (Mean) • European • Tokyo (J6) • Hu-Tzu-Shan • Tokyo-Korea • NAD 27 (North American) • WGS 72 (World Geodetic System) • NAD 83 (North American) • Ireland 1966 Parameter link editor This feature allows phone and receiver parameters to be linked to allow common measurement criteria to be tracked on the display. Time Chart view and Route Map view. Examples: • Link a phone’s carrier channel to its adjacent channels. as described in the following three sections: Page 21 21 Alarms view The Alarms view is used to configure alarms that are triggered by parameters received . the Measurement Parameters view opens. • Link PN scanner measurements to GPS lock conditions. When a data stream is required for entry into a dialog box. Data can also be exported to comma or TAB delimited ASCII text files. The export function provides flexible filtering and binning capability that defines the specific data to be exported and with what lat/long.Page 20 20 Data export A number of commercially available post-processing tools can directly read the E6474A SD5 database file. enabling the user to select a parameter and automatically generate the data stream required. • Link CDMA scanner/receiver PN measurements to the phone’s PN increment. datum and time formats.

msf • GSM Low RxLev Sub Alarm.MSF files.msf Chart view The Chart view is used to display measurements using a graphical display. Page 23 23 The user-configurable options are initiated in the Chart view Properties dialog box. The Alarms view enables the user to create simple or complex conditions to trigger an alarm. an alarm is generated.msf • GSM Co-Channel Interference Alarm. Use one for each device. General Chart Properties enable selection of: Measurement averaging period. and displayed in the Route Map and Time Chart views • A pop-up message box can be displayed • Measurements can be paused or stopped Each alarm event is also tabulated on the Alarms view as it occurs. Page 22 22 Alarm configurations can be shared using export and import commands from the Alarms view. The following are examples of how an alarm can be generated: • Monitor a single parameter for a single set of criteria. . Multiple chart views can be displayed. x-axis (time) span. • Monitor several parameters. Once configured the user can see measurement information displayed relative to time.WAV audio file can play • A marker can be written to the database file. Each parameter can generate its own sound when the criteria are met. The user can choose any one or all of the following actions to occur on an alarm: • A .msf • GSM GPRS MM Attach Reject Alarm. • Monitor a single parameter and logically "AND" up to five sets of criteria. each with multiple logically "ANDed" sets of criteria. Up to 24 user-selected measurements can be displayed simultaneously. Alarms require set-up prior to a database collection in order to enable survey markers during playback. an alarm is generated. The E6474A software is supplied with over one hundred predefined .msf • GSM Blocked Call Alarm. • Configure multiple instances of the Alarms view. These alarm configurations are stored as . in both live and playback modes of operation. • Monitor a parameter that is collected as a text message and generate an alarm when the message changes.during a test that meet user-defined criteria. When the criteria are met. receivers or GPS navigation hardware. each with a single set of criteria. these parameters are selected using the Measurement Parameter view. By default these are stored at C:\Program Files\Agilent Technologies\Shared\Alarms. Each parameter can generate its own sound when the criteria are met.MSF files.msf • GSM BCCH Change Alarm. When all sets of criteria are met. from connected phones. as four groups of six parameters. • Monitor several parameters. measurement update rate.msf • GSM GPRS SM Request PDP Context Activate Reject Alarm. Parameters collected as integer values or messages. Some examples of GSM / GPRS specific predefined alarms are shown below: • GSM Adj Channel A Interference Alarm. Fifty pictorial survey markers are available to depict alarm events within the Chart and Route Map views. can be used to initiate alarms.msf • GSM GPRS MM Routing Area Update Reject Alarm.

the background color. chart display on/off. Indoor Navigation. Additional options This section is designed to give a brief overview of relevant additional options. Basestation locations. ftp and http transactions can also be . can also be plotted on the map when linked to the appropriate cellsite naming database. Status Bar.This shows current lat/long position. the distance represented by one pixel. The Agilent E6474A system is designed to allow a single server to support several clients. • Survey Markers . The following route map features can be switched on or off: Channel List. used without a GPS navigator . Layer Buttons.supported by E6474A-030 (indoor measurement software license). display/hide legends and background. where the client is the test mobile and laptop combination and the server is a remote computer connected to an IP interface within the network. or metric). and notes. and the border characteristics of the Route Map view. to a maximum of three.This shows notes that have been entered. The data measurement sequence controller allows the user to construct flexible transmit and receive data geometries with programmable delays for both UDP and TCP mechanisms. Software Data measurement software license. Draw method. literature number 5988-2396EN.This shows the selected . Button Bar. • Signal . • The Indoor Route Map. Route Map view The Route Map view shows current position and the route traveled on a map as data is collected. Current Position Buttons. Specific Chart Properties enable selection of: Device and measurement series.mif format • User Notes . such as the units of measure (U. Page 24 24 Route Map Properties This dialog box enables the user to configure a number of route map properties. Several layers of information can be displayed. used with a GPS navigator . • Street Map Layer . • Current Position . including signal parameters (selected via the Measurement Parameter view). border and grid colors. or . There are two types of route maps • The Route Map.mif map.supported by E6474A-020 (real time mapping software license). Map Scale. with site names and sector orientations. • Map Picture Layer .This shows the selected . A cellsite database must be selected to show this layer. E6474A-700 The data measurement capability utilizes a client / server architecture. for comprehensive configuration details. survey markers. the properties of these layers are accessed by right-clicking the associated button: • Cellsite . Fill In Method and plot line colors. Note that TAB files are also supported through conversion to . Please refer to the E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform configuration guide.bmp map. Layer Menu The following layers are supported by the route map view. Zoom Buttons.display/hide markers.This shows Survey Markers that have been entered. The data control and measurement user interface resides on the client laptop. The number of signal buttons available depends on the technology of the tracking phone.S. y-axis scale display on/off. y-axis max and min per measurement.This shows the color code related to the ‘signal strength’ attribute and the letter associated with the ‘channel’ attribute as set-up via the Measurement Parameter view in signal properties. and Color Scheme.This shows the name and properties associated with the cell.

time to download.. without GPS.g. This will enable the sequencing of access to public ftp and http sites enabling the measurement of total bytes downloaded. literature number 5988-1507EN. Full data measurement functionality on both transmit and receive paths (e. refer to the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement product overview. Use of multiple phones can significantly improve optimization efficiency. Page 25 25 Data measurement server software license. An essential part of the indoor measurement system is a pen tablet computer. option 020 The Agilent E6474A-020 software license provides real-time data mapping facilities as described in the Route Map view paragraph. E6474A-710 The server is the target for the above data measurement option (E6474A-700). and data throughput at the application layer. IP throughput. and dropped call testing simultaneously • Execute measurements on your network and competitive networks simultaneously Real-time mapping software license. application throughput. E6474A-010 The Agilent E6474A-010. to make phone and receiver-based GSM wireless measurements inside of buildings. Measurements are interpolated between waypoints. data fragmentation and delay) will only be supported with the purchase of both E6474A-700 and -710. and transmits them together with the requested data pages back to the mobile client for analysis and characterization. which allows the user to correlate measurements with positions on a floor plan. can operate unmanned. waypoints are recorded on a floor plan of the building. Indoor measurements require a BMP format floor plan or sketch of the building to be measured. While walking through a building. literature number 5980-2310E and the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement data sheet. option 030 Agilent E6474A-030 enables the system to operate using a touch tablet PC. Indoor measurement features • Autoscale • Autopan • Auto legend • Ability to link phone or receiver measurements to plot • Waypoints with interpolation • Moveable waypoints Page 26 26 Hardware Outdoor GPS navigation support . IP bit error rate. It calculates transmit path measurement results. extends the system to support up to four test mobile phones simultaneously. The E6474A-710 software resides on the server and. termination. A Fujitsu 3500 pen tablet computer can be ordered under E6473A-330. E6474A-710 requires the purchase of at least one data measurement software license (E6474A-700) and will support several option 700s. once installed. Refer to the E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform configuration guide. as detailed above. literature number 5988-2396EN. Multiple phone control. E6474A-700 can be used without the Agilent server software E6474A-710. Indoor measurement software license. Additional accessories are available which provide a simple.included in the sequences. Some applications of multiple phone configurations include: • Simultaneously evaluate performance on multiple frequencies • Execute origination. For detailed information on the data measurement capabilities. in addition to either the phone measurement license or the phone and receiver combination license. ergonomic way of making indoor measurements.

The Agilent E645xC range of receivers include GPS navigation capability. Only one GPS source can be used at any given time. The Agilent high speed direct connect hub also provides three downlink USB ports. an external GPS source may be used with the receiver even though an internal GPS exists within the receiver housing. The E6474A 0ptimization platform supports TAIP. . This is valuable when differential or dead reckoning measurements may be needed. it is necessary to have the E6474A-010 multiple phone software license. TSIP and NMEA compatible third party GPS receivers including Trimble Placer GPS 455 receiver with dead reckoning and Garmin II. The key features of the Agilent supplied GPS receivers are tabulated below: E645xC receivers Agilent E6473B-030 and -031 • 8 channel GPS receiver • 12 Channel GPS receiver • Mounted inside Agilent RF • Dead reckoning receiver enclosure • Heading sensor • SMA antenna connector • Interconnect cables to Direct Connect • Bulkhead mount antenna with cable hub interface • Magnetic mount antenna with cable • Magnetic or permanent mount • Differential compatible antenna option • Not dead reckoning compatible Note: With the Agilent E645xC receivers. Test mobile phone hardware The E6474A system software can control up to four test mobile phones. -023 and -024) for use with the E6474A system. with dead reckoning is also available as E6473B-030 (with mag mount antenna) and E6473B-031 (with permanent mount antenna) options.GSM/DCS Dualband GSM test mobile • Agilent E6473B-720 . Multiple hubs can be cascaded via the USB connections. The Agilent high speed direct connect hub consolidates PC communication cabling and provides charging/powering for up to two phones and two receivers/one scanner. The maximum achievable data rate from the serial ports is 460 kbps. The GPRS test mobile phone option is available as follows: • Agilent E6473B-740 . If more than one test mobile phone needs to be controlled simultaneously. cables and a breakout box for direct connection to the PC. Agilent high speed direct connect hub kits E6473B options 015 and 021 to 024 Agilent offers a high speed direct connect hub (E6473B-015) and associated in-vehicle kit (E6473B-021).GSM/PCS1900 Dualband GSM test mobile The test mobiles are supplied with a PCMCIA-to-dual-RS-232 card. A main charger and two batteries are also provided. The phone ports are dual serial ports and can handle both trace and data. and portable kits (E6473B-022. Page 27 27 Phone specific cables are required for use with the Agilent high speed direct connect hub. The Agilent Direct Connect GPS.GSM/PCS1900 Dualband GPRS test mobile • Agilent E6473B-721 .GSM/DCS Dualband GPRS test mobile • Agilent E6473B-741 .

the following support options are included for the first year: . If you wish to purchase a PC with your system it is available as a drive test accessory product (Agilent 86154A-010). 128MB RAM • Minimum: 450MHz PIII.9 GHz E6458C – GSM850 receiver at 850MHz Third-party GSM scanner hardware is available with the following model numbers: E7465A – GSM scanner at 850 MHz E7466A – GSM scanner at 1800 MHz E7467A – GSM scanner at 1900 MHz E7468A – GSM dualband scanner at 850 / 1800 MHz Computer hardware requirements The Agilent E6474A system requires a PC.Nokia 6340i interface cable Refer to the Agilent Direct Connect Hub Product Overview for further information. 256MB RAM Common requirements • RS-232 DB9 serial port • Parallel port • Two PCMCIA slots or a USB connection (for multiple phone operation) • 90 MB disk space for software installation • 200 MB disk space recommended for data • CD-ROM drive recommended • 1024 x 768 display resolution minimum Warranty One-year warranty on hardware components and one year of application support is included with a purchase of an Agilent E6474A drive test system. For more details please refer to the accessory products section of this data sheet. GSM receiver and scanner hardware The Agilent GSM receiver hardware is available with the following model numbers: E6451C – GSM 900 MHz band RF receiver E6453C – 1800MHz GSM/K-CDMA receiver at 1. The PC requirements are different depending on whether you wish to collect data from single or multiple phones and on the operating system.For GSM/GPRS they include: E6473B 825 .Sagem OT76M/OT96M/ OT160/OT169/OT190/OT199 voice/trace phone interface cable E6473B 840 .Sagem OT96M/ OT190/ OT199 data/trace phone interface cable E6473B 827 . Page 28 28 Support options For the E6474A receiver software licenses and combination receiver/phone licenses. 128MB RAM • Recommended: 500MHz PIII. 2000 • Minimum: 330MHz PIII.8 GHz E6454C – CDMA/GSM PCS band receiver at 1. 2000 • Windows® 98 SE. Minimum PC specifications: Processor / memory requirements: Single phone Multiple phone • Windows® 98 SE. 256MB RAM • Recommended: 600MHz PIII. Extended warranty may be purchased through options W3x and W5x.

• Agilent Call Center phone support. the following product support options are included for the first year: • Agilent Call Center phone support. ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔ Data measurement (-700) and Data measurement server (-710) Data measurement (-700) and Data measurement server (-710) ✔✔✔✔✔✔ and commercial non-test mobile phone Capability Layer1 information – idle mode Layer 1 information – dedicated mode GSM protocol captureGPRS protocol captureRLC/MAC layer data throughput GSM L2 and L3 information GPRS Layer 3 information Application throughputIP BER IP fragmentationIP throughput Data call sequence automation Public server action sequencing Page 29 29 Additional Agilent literature Product Overviews Agilent E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Drive Test System Product Overview 5988-3558EN Agilent Indoor Wireless Measurement Systems Product Overview 5968-8691E Agilent Wireless Data Measurement Product Overview 5980-2310E Agilent Direct Connect Hub Product Overview 5988-3176EN Configuration Guide E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform . four hour response time or less • Software updates The Agilent Advantage Integrated Customer Care Program allows customers to upgrade to more comprehensive product support options. Summary of E6474A GPRS and data measurement capability for typical configurations The following table summarizes the option to feature mapping supported by the E6474A product range: GSM phone measurement (-200 & 220) and GSM or GPRS test mobile ✔✔✔ ✔ GSM/GPRS phone measurement (-600 & 620) and GPRS test mobile ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔ GSM/GPRS phone measurement (-600 & 620) and GPRS test mobile ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔ and Data Measurement (-700) GPRS phone measurement (-600 & 620) and GPRS test mobile. refer to literature number 5988-4793EN. For the program summary and options. four hour response time or less • Telephone assistance and web training on specific topics • Software updates • On-site training and start-up assistance For the E6474A software licenses for phone-only support.

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