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

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) . A cellsite database is required in order to display cellsite names.

• 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 .• 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. 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. 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.• 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. literature number 5980-2310E and the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement . refer to the Agilent Wireless Data Measurement product overview.

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

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

they are displayed as a bar graph with amplitude versus frequency. If a measured channel is a broadcast channel. the BSIC can be decoded.• 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. There can be up to 40 ARFCN defined in the list. The following measurements can be performed: • All BCH Displays the full range of amplitude of all ARFCNs within the specified range. 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. the BSIC can be decoded. with the highest powers. The results are displayed in a bar graph of amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of amplitude versus time. The user inputs or imports a list of up to 40 GSM channels to be measured. It is also possible to display the highest powers of the top N ARFCNs from this list. The user list of frequencies can be imported from a text file. The system measures the power of all GSM channels in the user selected range. • Top N Displays the amplitude of N ARFCNs for an all BCH measurement. • User list Returns power measurements from a user-defined list of frequencies or channels. If a measured channel is a broadcast channel. with one point for each channel. 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 . The start and stop frequency are displayed and selectable. Where ‘N’ is a user-defined variable from 1 to 20. A user list scan capability and a measurement averaging capability are also available. The results are displayed as a trace. The system measures all of the GSM channels in the user selected range and returns the ‘N’ strongest GSM channels received. If 20 or fewer channels are found in the range.

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

Performance is optimal while stationary and will degrade with speed.25 MHz (wideband mode) • Multiple markers • 200 kHz (narrowband mode .• 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. 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. The spectrum display provides the controls listed below.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. Measurement controls • Frequency. The primary BSIC and C/I are much less affected by vehicle speed. No FCH. maximum span • EGSM900/GSM-R/GSM850 • 41 MHz • DCS1800 • 85 MHz • GSM1900 • 70 MHz IF bandwidth Markers • 1. 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. No SCH. 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.

Where the cell ID is known. for example in the phone serving cell measurement. The performance is not specified in these ranges. display parameters on time charts and route maps and define flexible alerts and alarms. The Properties dialog box enables the user to select which views (measurements) to display and to adjust for the desired parameter characteristics or limits. Characteristic noise floor increase is 2 dB with respect to specified range. The cell naming features are dependent on the user providing a text file database with position and cell configuration information. 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. this is used to correlate with the cell .36 kHz to 950 kHz (wideband mode) • 1. 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. Page 17 17 E64xx Properties dialog box The E64xx Properties dialog box is used with Agilent E645xx receivers only.• Delta markers • To max function Resolution bandwidth • Drag and drop • 8. based on user requirements. These features include the ability to record and playback data sets. These extended ranges are shown in paranthesis – (). Characteristic amplitude accuracy is unchanged with respect to specified range. export the data to post-processing software packages.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.

The physical interface is RS-232 with a DB9 connector. Supported GPS navigators include Agilent Direct Connect GPS/DR Navigation. For a system with multiple phones. a "best guess" algorithm is implemented. or when replaying a data file. and call progress messages. for example in neighbor cell measurements or receiver based measurements. This algorithm makes use of the geographic location. ARFCN and BSIC to attempt to determine which cell from the database is the best match. 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. The Report generator command is available at any time during logging. Each report includes a header section and a dialog box prompts the user to enter the header information listed below. 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. and an HTML document is created that contains a screen capture of each active view. Smart defaults and persistent information are used (marked *). There is no limit to the number of reports that can be generated.) • # 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. The system is compatible with the communications protocols listed below. Garmin GPS II Plus and Trimble Placer GPS 455DR. each device is represented by its own column. Live Update in the database. The Call Stats view shows the call termination classifications and counts. • 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. Where no cell ID is known. All of the active views are captured. so minimal text entry is required. Details of Agilent-supplied navigator hardware is provided in the "Additional Options" .

Stop Stop data collection or replaying a data file.When enabled. The commands are also available as buttons on the main tool bar.Survey markers and user notes can be entered on the route map during a data collection test.section of this document. Start Logging Initiates a data recording. not only those selected for display. if a valid GPS device is configured. 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). This synchronisation can be disabled. Slow Reverse Replay Reduce the reverse playback speed. Command Action Replay Start replaying a data file. • Automatically numbered survey markers -. on selection of Live or Record mode. Compatible protocols • TAIP • TSIP • NMEA The PC clock is synchronised to GPS clock. Pause Pause data collection or replay. Data is not logged. (/2 to /7) Fast Replay Increase the playback speed. 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. A summary of additional record and playback features is listed below: Record features • Pause/resume • Survey markers and user notes -. Fast Reverse Replay Increase the reverse playback speed (2x to 7x). Data recording and playback The following commands appear on the Log pull-down menu. Slow Replay Reduce the playback speed. (/2 to /7) Start Live Mode Start displaying data.

Measurement Parameters view The Measurement Parameter view is an Explorer-style view of the system devices and their measurement parameters. enabling the user to select a parameter and automatically generate the data stream required. The Measurement Parameters view is initiated by the Alarms view. 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 . • Link CDMA scanner/receiver PN measurements to the phone’s PN increment. When a data stream is required for entry into a dialog box. the Measurement Parameters view opens. • Link PN scanner measurements to GPS lock conditions. The carrier and adjacent channel signal are displayed graphically in the Adjacent Channels view. The export function provides flexible filtering and binning capability that defines the specific data to be exported and with what lat/long. provided by the scanner/receiver. 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.Page 20 20 Data export A number of commercially available post-processing tools can directly read the E6474A SD5 database file. Examples: • Link a phone’s carrier channel to its adjacent channels. Note: You can link up to 10 phones with their adjacent channels. Data can also be exported to comma or TAB delimited ASCII text files. Time Chart view and Route Map view. • Link scanner/receiver channel measurements to phone channels/bands. datum and time formats. • Link phone neighbor lists to scanner/receiver inputs.

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

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

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

-023 and -024) for use with the E6474A system. If more than one test mobile phone needs to be controlled simultaneously.GSM/DCS Dualband GSM test mobile • Agilent E6473B-720 . . This is valuable when differential or dead reckoning measurements may be needed. The maximum achievable data rate from the serial ports is 460 kbps. A main charger and two batteries are also provided. 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 E6474A 0ptimization platform supports TAIP. The phone ports are dual serial ports and can handle both trace and data. TSIP and NMEA compatible third party GPS receivers including Trimble Placer GPS 455 receiver with dead reckoning and Garmin II.The Agilent E645xC range of receivers include GPS navigation capability. with dead reckoning is also available as E6473B-030 (with mag mount antenna) and E6473B-031 (with permanent mount antenna) options. it is necessary to have the E6474A-010 multiple phone software license. The Agilent Direct Connect GPS. The Agilent high speed direct connect hub also provides three downlink USB ports. and portable kits (E6473B-022. Page 27 27 Phone specific cables are required for use with the Agilent high speed direct connect hub.GSM/PCS1900 Dualband GPRS test mobile • Agilent E6473B-721 . The GPRS test mobile phone option is available as follows: • Agilent E6473B-740 . Only one GPS source can be used at any given time. 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/DCS Dualband GPRS test mobile • Agilent E6473B-741 .GSM/PCS1900 Dualband GSM test mobile The test mobiles are supplied with a PCMCIA-to-dual-RS-232 card. 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. Multiple hubs can be cascaded via the USB connections. an external GPS source may be used with the receiver even though an internal GPS exists within the receiver housing. cables and a breakout box for direct connection to the PC.

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.8 GHz E6454C – CDMA/GSM PCS band receiver at 1. 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. 256MB RAM • Recommended: 600MHz PIII. Minimum PC specifications: Processor / memory requirements: Single phone Multiple phone • Windows® 98 SE. 2000 • Windows® 98 SE. 128MB RAM • Minimum: 450MHz PIII. The PC requirements are different depending on whether you wish to collect data from single or multiple phones and on the operating system. 128MB RAM • Recommended: 500MHz PIII.Sagem OT76M/OT96M/ OT160/OT169/OT190/OT199 voice/trace phone interface cable E6473B 840 .Nokia 6340i interface cable Refer to the Agilent Direct Connect Hub Product Overview for further information. Extended warranty may be purchased through options W3x and W5x. If you wish to purchase a PC with your system it is available as a drive test accessory product (Agilent 86154A-010). For more details please refer to the accessory products section of this data sheet. the following support options are included for the first year: . 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.Sagem OT96M/ OT190/ OT199 data/trace phone interface cable E6473B 827 .For GSM/GPRS they include: E6473B 825 . Page 28 28 Support options For the E6474A receiver software licenses and combination receiver/phone licenses. 2000 • Minimum: 330MHz PIII.

• Agilent Call Center phone support. 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. 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. 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. 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 . For the program summary and options. refer to literature number 5988-4793EN.

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