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SeeGull"'EXf/ex'"I Scanning Receiver

Flexible Mobile Network Testing I


PCTEL Performance
CHALLENGE,
In an evolving regulatory and competitive environment, mobile networks are
more diverse than ever. New frequency bands, new technologies, and new
business models increase the need for flexibility in network drive test and walk
test equipment. Operators and managed service providers need equipment

that functions worldwide and adapts as spectrum and technologies evolve.


Equally important is the ability of the scanning receiver to combine
adaptability with high accuracy measurements over years of intensive use.

In addition to technical challenges, test equipment needs to be competitively


priced, with flexible commercial options for both CAPEX and OPEX budgets.

SOLUTION , The SeeGull EXt/EX Scanning Receiver


The See Gull EXflex combines the flexibility to test mobile networks on
frequency bands from 150 MHz to 6 GHz with the proven performance
and reliability of the SeeGull EX platform. It supports most major wireless
technologies used around the world in a single unit. Unlike some competitive
offerings which require additional hardware modules, the EXf/ex adds
bands and technologies with a simple field upgrade. The EXflex combines
cutting-edge performance and competitive pricing with a two-year standard
warranty. The EXflex is quite possibly the last scanner you will ever need.

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Increase Productivity with Multi-Technology, Multi-Band Scanning

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Future-Proof Investment: Band Range from 150 MHz to 6 GHz


Proven High Dynamic Range for Expanded Signal Detection

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Advanced Analysis of LTE Resource Blocks and Subbands


Reduce Complexity by Eliminating the Need for Separate Modules
Improve In-Building Testing Productivity
Test Multi-Operator Networks with One Unit
Accurate CDMA/ EV-DO Measurements with GPS Holdover
Low Power Consumption Maximizes Battery Life
Identify Sources of Interference with Spectrum Analysis
Plan, Baseline and Optimize Multi-Technology Networks
Maximize Network Data Capacity and Throughput

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Conduct Site Surveys and Tune Models with CW Testing


Identify Antenna Connection Problems with Path Measurements
Test WiFi and Public Safety Networks with Power Measurements
Walk Test In-Building and Campus Venues with Portable Indoor Kit
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SeeGull EXflex | Scanning Receiver

Full Suite of Broadband Wireless Technology Measurements


UMTS [WCDMA/HSPA(+)] Measurements
Top N Pi l o t
lo, Ec/Io, Aggr egat e Ec/Io, SIR, Rake Finger Count,
Time Of f set, Mul ti-path Delay Spr ead


Blind Scan for Easy Channel Detection


Layer 3 Reporting
GSM
Clarif y Pilot

Measurements
BSIC Decoding
Blind Scan for Easy
Channel Detection

Layer 3 Reporting

C/I

RSSI

Clarify

BCCH

LTE Measurements
Carrier RSSI
Top N Primary/Secondary
Synchronization Channel
Top N Reference Signals
Top N Resource Blocks
(Including Subbands)
Received Power,
Received Quality, CINR,
Cyclic Prefix, Time Of fset,
and Delay Spread

TD-SCDMA
Measurements
Top N Beacon
Basic Midamble Code, Ec/Io,
Sync_DL Code, Io, SIR, Time Offset

Transmit Antenna Path


TD-LTE Uplink/Downlink
Configuration and Uplink
Pilot Time Slot

Blind Scan for Easy Channel Detection


Layer 3 Reporting

TD-LTE Power Analysis of


Resource Blocks, Slots,
Frames, and Sub-frames

RSSI: Total Channel Power


Spectrum Analysis: High Sweep Rate
Frequency/Amplitude
Enhanced Power Scan ( EPS ) :
Time-Stamped Power Measurements
Selectable by Time and Frequency

Supports Measurements Over


Entire Channel Bandwidths
Blind Scan for Easy
Channel Detection
Layer 3 Reporting

Power Measurements

Out-of-Band Power Measurements

CDMA/EV-DO
Measurements
Top N PN
Ec, lo, Ec/Io, Aggregate Ec/Io,
Pilot Delay, Delay Spread
Blind Scan for Easy
Channel Detection

LT E F DD and T D - LT E

SeeGull EXflex | Specifications*

UMT S
[ WCDMA /HSPA (+)]
TD - SCDMA
GSM
CDMA

Measur emen t Modes

Top N Synchronization Channel (P- SCH/S - SCH),


Reference Signal, and Resource Block (Wideband, Subband)

Da t a Modes

RSRP, RSRQ, CINR, Cyclic Prefix, Time Offsets, Delay Spread,


Averaging (LTE FDD only)

Channel Band w id t hs

1.4 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 MHz

Tr ansmi t A n t enna C on f igur a t ions


Measur emen t Ra t es @ 10 MHz:

1, 2, 4
Top N Sync
Channel RS

Dynamic Range (CINR) @ 20 MHz: P-SCH/S-SCH


RS
Min. Detection Level:
Rela t i ve Ac cur ac y (CINR):

E V- DO

RSRP
P-SCH/S-SCH
RS

LTE FDD: 50/sec; TD-LTE: 20/sec


- 10 t o + 18 dB**
- 20 t o +40 dB**
-140 dBm (RSRP@ 10 MHz)
1 dB
1 dB

Measur emen t Modes

Top N Pilo t

Da t a Modes

lo, Ec/Io, Aggregate Ec/Io, SIR, Rake Finger Count,


Time Of fset, Delay Spread, Eps/Io, Ess/Io

Channel Band w id t hs
Measur emen t Ra t e

200 kHz / 3.84 MHz


100/sec (High Speed Mode); 50/sec (High Dynamic
Range Mode); 50/sec Pilots with Clarify Option

Top N CPICH D y namic Range (Ec/Io)

-21.5 dB (High Speed Mode); -26 dB (High Dynamic Range Mode)**;


-33 dB (High Dynamic Range) with Clarify Option
(via Post Processing)

Min. De t ec t ion Le vel

-120 dBm (High Dynamic Range Mode)

Rela t i ve Ac cur ac y

1 dB

Measur emen t Modes

Top N Pilot

Da t a Modes

S y n c _ D L: Ec/Io, Io, Time Of fset, SIR


Midamble: Ec/Io, Io, Time Of fset, SIR, Midamble Code

Channel Band w id t hs
Measur emen t Ra t e
Top N PN D y namic Range, Ec/Io

50/sec
- 20 dB**

Min. De t ec t ion Le vel


Rela t i ve Ac cur ac y

-110 dBm
1 dB

Measur emen t Modes

Color Code

Data Modes

BSIC, C/I, RSSI

Channel Band w id t hs

30 kHz / 200 kHz

Measur emen t Ra t e

Up to 190 B S I C Decodes/sec;
160 Decodes/sec BCCH with Clarify Option

D y namic Range

+2 dB C/I @ 90% BSIC Detection with <0.1% False Detection Rate


-18 dB C/I with Clarify Option (via Post Processing)

200 kHz / 1.28 MHz

Min. BSIC De t ec t ion Le vel

-108 dBm

Rela t i ve Ac cur ac y

1 dB

Measur emen t Modes


Da t a Modes

Ec, lo, Ec/Io, Aggregate Ec/Io, Pilot Delay, Delay Spread

Channel Band w id t hs
Measur emen t Ra t e
Top N PN D y namic Range, Ec/Io

30 kHz / 1.25 MHz


25/sec
- 28 dB**

Min. PN De t ec t ion Le vel


Rela t i ve Ac cur ac y

-130 dBm
1 dB

Measur emen t Modes


Da t a Modes

Top N PN
Ec, lo, Ec/Io, Aggregate Ec/Io, Pilot Delay, Delay Spread

Channel Band w id t hs
Measur emen t Ra t e
Top N PN D y namic Range, Ec/Io
Min. PN De t ec t ion Le vel
Rela t i ve Ac cur ac y

30 kHz / 1.25 MHz


18/sec
-18.5 dB**

* Specifications are for single- technology scanning.

Top N PN

-120 dBm
1 dB
** @ 90 % Signal Detection with < 0.1% False Detection Rate

Po w er Measur emen t s

SeeGull EXflex | Specifications* [continued]


RSSI MEASUREMENTS
Measur emen t Ra t e ( Ty pic al)
LT E
UMTS [ WCDMA/HSPA (+)]
G SM
CDMA
E V- DO
T D - SCDMA

10,000
7,000
3,000
10,000
10,000
10,000

D y namic Range

-120 to -20 dBm @ 30 kHz

RF Characteristics
GPS

ch/sec
ch/sec
ch/sec
ch/sec
ch/sec
ch/sec

A bs olu t e Ac cur ac y

1 dB (across Basic RF Input Power Range)


ENHANCED POWER SCAN (EPS) ME ASUREMENTS
Channel Band w id t hs
5 kHz to 20 MHz in 2.5 kHz Increments
Measur emen t Ra t e
1,000 MHz/sec @ 5 MHz (Typical)
A bs olu t e Ac cur ac y
1 dB (across Basic RF Input Power Range)
SPECTRUM ANALYSIS ME ASUREMENTS
Measur emen t Range
>90 dB
Measur emen t Ra t e (Single S w eep)
> 400 MHz/sec
Ac cur ac y
1 dB (across Basic RF Input Power Range)
LTE POWER ANALYSIS ME ASUREMENTS (Available for TD - LTE Only)
Measur emen t Ra t e

1.4 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 MHz
50 msec @ 20 MHz

Ac cur ac y

1 dB (across Basic RF Input Power Range)

In t e r nall y G ene r a t ed Spur s

-102 dBm Max.

Channel Band w id t hs

Phy sic al

C onduc t ed Loc al Os cilla t o r

- 75 dBm Max.

RF Ope r a t ing Range:


Des ensi t i z a t ion:

In - Band
Adjac en t Channel
Adjac en t Channel
Alternate Channel

-15 dBm Max.


>50 dB ( C D M A / E V- D O )
>55 dB (All Other Technologies)
>65 dB

S a f e RF Inpu t Range

10 dBm

Fr equenc y Ac cur ac y

0.05 ppm (GPS Locked); 0.1 ppm (GPS Unlocked)

Ty pe

50 Channel Internal Receiver

Posi t ion Ac cur ac y

2.5 meter

Ac quisi t ion T ime

Cold Start: <30 sec; Hot Start: <2 sec

S ensi t i v i t y ( Tr ack ing)

> -150 dBm

Ma x imum Po w e r (+8 t o +16 V DC)

21W Ma x.; 17W Ty pic al

Si ze
Weigh t

8.7 D x 3.7 W x 2.7 H (221 mm D x 94 mm W x 68.5 mm H )


1.6 lb (0.71 kg)

Tempe r a t ur e Range

Ope r a t ing : 0C t o +50C; S t o r age: - 4 0C t o +85C

Hos t Da t a C ommunic a t ions In t e r f ac e

USB 2.0

RF Inpu t

RF: SMA Female (50 ); GPS: Male (50 ) SMB

S a f e t y (C E)

EN 60950 -1

EMC

EN 301 489 -1

Shock and V ibr a t ion

MIL- S T D - 810 G, SA E J1455

RoHS

C omplian t (6/6)

* Specifications are for single- technology scanning.

The SeeGull EXflex supports LTE FDD, TD - LTE, UMTS [WCDMA/HSPA(+)],


TD-SCDMA, GSM, CDMA, EV- DO operating bands currently deployed around the world.
Please contact your sales representative or email RFS.Sales@pc t el.com for more details.
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Specifications subject to change without notice.

PCTEL RF Solutions products are protected under the following U.S. patents:
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