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RSRP, EPRE, Total Power

We often use different concept of power definition depending on situations and we
often get confused by these different power concept. So it is important to have clear
understanding on those different definition.
When you use various test equipment, there are cases where different equipment use
different power concept. For example, some equipment would request you to specify
the power in EPRE (power/15 Khz) and some equipment would request you to specify
the total power (total power across all the allocated RBs).

Some of the most confusing power concepts are RSRP, EPRE and total power.
Definition and Differences among these powers can be illustrated as follows. For the
simplicity, I use the structure of only one RB and TM1 (Single Antenna)

Directly or indirectly from this illustrations, you can infer some additional facts as
follows :

Total Power of PDSCH (in dB/dBm scale ) = EPRE for PDSCH + 10 Log(Number of RB x 12) = -90 + 10 Log(100 x 12) = -90 + 30.  RSRP is an averaged value for all the Resource Elements for Reference Signal within a symbol. Symbol 3. If there is no noise at all. Symbol 0 in first slot is made up of multiple component - PCFICH. P-b configurations. Symbol 4 is made up of PDSCH and Reference signal).g. But you can apply this formula for other symbols if you can tolerate around +/. if we take the symbol which is made up of only PDSCH (e.  EPRE indicate power for one resource element (RE).  Total Channel Power is summed value of all EPREs within a symbol. RSRP would be same as EPRE you set for Reference Signal. Reference Signal. PDSCH etc). the value would be similar to EPRE value you set for the Reference Signal. RS.59.6) we may come out with the following formula. For example.1dB differences.g. For simplicity.8 = . the Total Power of PDSCH become as follows. HICH. This can be used for any channel (e. For different symbols.5.g. if you allocated -90 dBm/EPRE for PDSCH and allocated 100 RBs for the PDSCH. you may have a little bit different values depending on P-a.2 dBm . Since this is the averaged value. it is affected by number of RBs being used at the specific moment of the calculation. This value does not vary with system bandwidth or number of RBs. This value may vary with different symbols since each symbol may have different channel combination (e. Total Power of PDSCH (in linear scale ) = EPRE for PDSCH x Number of PDSCH RE = EPRE for PDSCH x Number of RB x 12 (assuming for the symbol with no Reference Signal) Total Power of PDSCH (in dB/dBm scale ) = EPRE for PDSCH (in dBm) + 10 Log(Number of PDSCH RE) = EPRE for PDSCH + 10 Log(Number of RB x 12) Total Power is not affected by the system bandwidth.