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Agilent

E7475A GSM Drive Test System


Data Sheet

The Agilent Technologies E7475A GSM drive test system


is a scalable, integrated, air interface measurement system.
The system is used to obtain comprehensive RF measurement
and call performance data as it relates to a user’s location.
Depending on the selected hardware options, it can make
measurements on E-GSM900, GSM-R, DCS1800, GSM1900
or dual-band GSM/DCS networks. A PC interfaces to one or
more Agilent digital receivers and/or test mobile phones.
The system software controls the receivers and phones
to make and record user-selected 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.
System software Call controls
❏ Call initiate mode
The E7475A system software is scalable to provide - Sequence
flexibility in measurement capability. Through a selection - Single (long) call
of licensing options it is possible to configure the software - Termination
to provide phone-based measurements, receiver-based ❏ Call initiation control
measurements or both. With the multiple phone - Start/continue
measurements license it is possible for the system to - Pause
control up to four test mobile phones simultaneously. - Stop
Multiple receiver control is supplied as standard with the ❏ Automatic call sequencing
receiver measurement licenses. It is possible to expand - Access time (duration of call)
your system at any time by adding software licenses or - Redial wait (duration between calls)
hardware to the base product. Multiple measurements - Total calls (number of calls to be executed)
can be made simultaneously. All the measurements can
❏ Automatic redial
be displayed in real-time and logged to a database. Indoor
- On a dropped call
measurement capability, without the need for GPS
- On a blocked call (failed origination)
navigation, can be added by selecting the indoor
- Redial interval (wait duration after drop or block)
measurements software license option.
- Maximum redial attempts
E7475A GSM based drive test system ❏ Phone number pick list
- Call option
❏ Option 100 GSM phone-based software license
- Full rate speech
❏ Option 110 GSM receiver-based software license - Enhanced full rate speech (network dependent)
❏ Option 120 GSM receiver and phone-based ❏ Select channel
software license - Force handover to an ARFCN
❏ Option 180 Indoor measurement capability - Prevent handover from an ARFCN
software license - Force broadcast channel (BCH)
❏ Mobile behavior
Phone-based software - Restrict timeslot to be used by mobile (0-7)
- Ignore cell barring
The system software has phone measurement ability for
a single test mobile phone that is enabled with software In addition to the control function, the phone control VFP
license Option 100 or Option 120. If multiple phone control displays the following:
is required for benchmarking with two or more networks,
Option 150, multiple phone control software license, must Tabular display (text)
also be ordered.
❏ Access time counter ❏ Dropped call rate
A test mobile phone can be set to operate as a simple
(elapsed call time) ❏ Blocked call rate
frequency scanner. This functionality is enabled with ❏ Redial time counter ❏ Serving cell ARFCN
Option 130, scanning test mobile software license. When a ❏ Total attempts ❏ Attempted handovers
test mobile is being used as a frequency scanner, it can not ❏ Total drops ❏ Successful handovers
be used to set up calls and log other data at the same time. ❏ Total blocks ❏ Failed handovers

Option 100 or 120 phone measurements Phone measurements


The E7475A system extracts measurement data
With the phone control software licenses, and the correspon- from the mobile handset. Extraction of the specific
ding test mobile phone hardware, the following control/ measurement types is controlled by a set of check boxes.
display windows can be activated. The data types are listed below.

❏ Phone control Display fields (text)


❏ Cell name ❏ BCH ARFCN
❏ Phone measurements
❏ State (no service/idle/• ❏ Timing advance
❏ Messaging (protocol log) dedicated) ❏ Time slot
❏ BSIC (base station ❏ MCC, MNC, LAC ••••
Phone control identity code) ❏ Cell identity
The system software provides automated control of the ❏ Mobile transmit power ❏ RLTC (Radio link
handsets from the PC. The phone control virtual front ❏ RxLev Full, Rx Lev Sub timeout counter)
panel (VFP) provides the following control functions. ❏ RxQual Full, Rx Qual Sub ❏ FER (Frame erasure rate)

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Graph displays ❏ Display mode
❏ Serving cell and neighbor cells amplitudes - Amplitude versus frequency (Top N and User List
versus frequency measurements only)
❏ Serving cell and neighbor cells amplitude versus time - Amplitude versus time (Top N and User List
❏ Multitrace Rx Level, Rx Quality, Tx Power, Timing measurements only)
Advance against time with handover indication
❏ Markers (line graphs only)
Tabular displays - Multiple markers - To Max function
❏ Frequency hopping channels ❏ Number of hops - Delta markers - Drag and drop
❏ MAIO (Mobile allocation ❏ Neighbor cell list
index offset) ❏ C1, C2 cell selection and Measurement types
❏ Hopping sequence number reselection parameters
❏ All BCH
The test mobile phone will scan through and measure
Messaging the power in all the frequency channels in its operating
The E7475A extracts and decodes the Layer 2 and Layer 3 range. The results are displayed as a trace with one
over-the-air messaging to and from the test mobile phone. point for each of the channels.
In the messaging display, the user can click on any message
to expand it to the next level of decode detail. A snapshot ❏ Top N
function captures the last 50 messages to a separate display The test mobile phone will scan through and measure
while the main display continues to update with the new the power in all the frequency channels is its operating
messages. range. The Top N channels, where N is an integer
between 1 and 20, are then displayed in either a bar
Note: The Layer 2 protocol decodes are dependent on the graph of amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of
test mobile phone hardware used. Currently the Sagem amplitude versus time.
OT35x, OT55x and OT75x provide only the Information (I)
messages and the SABM messages. The Sagem OT95x and ❏ User list
the Orbitel 907 test mobiles provide the full Layer II com- The user inputs a list of up to 20 GSM channels to be
mands covered in GSM 04.06 version 5.2.1 table 4. measured. The results are displayed in a bar graph of
amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of
Message type selection controls amplitude versus time.
❏ Display layer 2
❏ Display layer 3 Multiple phone control
Option 150 enables the system to simultaneously support
Scanning Test Mobile up to four test mobile phones. This may be useful where
you wish to benchmark one network against another and
Option 130 enables a test mobile phone to be used as therefore wish to set up calls on both networks at once. It
a simple frequency scanner. The test mobile will scan can also be used if you wish to use one test mobile as a
through all the channels in its frequency operating range frequency scanner and other mobiles to set up calls and
and return the amplitude of the signal in each channel. The log performance data.
results are displayed on either a bar graph of amplitude
versus frequency or a time chart of amplitude versus time. Option 180 indoor measurement software license
When a test mobile is being used in frequency scan mode, Option 180 enables the system to operate using a touch
tablet PC, without GPS, to make phone- and receiver-
it can not be used to set up calls and make other GSM
based GSM wireless measurements inside of buildings.
measurements at the same time.
While walking through a building, waypoints are recorded
on a floor plan of the building. Measurements are interpo-
Measurement controls
lated between waypoints. Indoor measurements require a
❏ Frequency units ❏ Measurement types floor plan or sketch of the building to be measured. This
- Frequency - All BCH floor plan can be in .gif, .tif, or .png format.
- Channel - Top N
- User list An essential part of the indoor measurement system is a
pen tablet computer, which allows the user to correlate
Display controls measurements with positions on a floor plan. Additional
❏ Power display accessories are available which provide a simple,
- Power in RxLev ergonomic way of making indoor measurements
- Power in dBm (see the accessories section of this document).

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Indoor measurement features Spectrum analysis
❏ Autoscale
❏ Autopan The spectrum display provides the controls listed below.
❏ Auto legend Frequencies can be specified in terms of frequency units or
❏ Ability to link phone or receiver measurements to plot channel number.
❏ Ability to save plot as a .tab file (Mapinfo)
❏ Waypoints with interpolation Measurement controls
❏ Moveable waypoints ❏ Frequency, tunable range 1
❏ E-GSM900 receiver (Option 300 or 310)
Receiver-based software - 880 to 915 MHz [876 to 917]
- 925 to 960 MHz [921 to 962]
The receiver measurement function of the E7475A system
❏ GSM-R receiver (Option 305)
software is enabled by Option 110 or Option 120. With
- 876 to 915 MHz [876-917]
either of these software licenses and the corresponding
- 921 to 960 MHz [921-962]
receiver hardware the following five receiver
❏ DCS1800 receiver (Option 320 or 330)
measurement classes can be used to collect data.
- 1710 to 1785 MHz [1705 to 1790]
❏ Spectrum analysis - 1805 to 1880 MHz [1800 to 1885]
❏ CW power ❏ GSM1900 receiver (Option 340 or 350)
❏ Channel power - 1850 to 1910 MHz [1845 to 1915]
❏ GSM broadcast channel analysis - 1930 to 1990 MHz [1925 to 1995]
❏ Frequency, maximum span
❏ Interference analysis
❏ E-GSM900 (Option 300 or 310)
- 41 MHz
The controls listed below are available for each receiver
❏ GSM-R (Option 305)
measurement class:
- 41 MHz
❏ Measurement interval ❏ Averaging ❏ DCS1800 (Option 320 or 330)
– Time – Running - 85 MHz
– Distance – Group ❏ GSM1900 (Option 340 or 350)
- 70 MHz
Measurement interval defines the duration between
measurements. This can be specified in terms of time (for ❏ IF bandwidth ❏ Resolution bandwidth
example, execute a measurement every 200 milliseconds), – 1.25 MHz – 8.36 kHz to 950 kHz
or distance (for example, execute a measurement every (wideband mode) in wideband mode
10 meters). – 200 kHz – 1.68 kHz to 190 kHz
(narrowband mode) (in narrowband mode)

Markers
❏ Multiple markers
❏ Delta markers
❏ To max function
❏ Drag and drop

Spectrum noise floor (characteristic) 2


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. These extended ranges are shown in brackets – [ ]. The performance
is not specified in these ranges. Characteristic noise floor increase is 2 dB with respect to specified range. Characteristic amplitude accuracy is unchanged with respect
to specified range.
2.Does not imply warranted performance, but rather characteristic performance. Tested with minimum resolution bandwidth: 1.68 kHz in narrowband mode, 8.46 kHz in
wideband mode.

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CW power and channel power GSM broadcast channel analysis

The E7475A system can measure the peak power (CW Power) The receiver component of the E7475A system is capable
at user-defined frequencies within a user-defined resolution of measuring E-GSM900, GSM-R, DCS1800 and GSM1900
bandwidth. The system can also measure the total power channels, depending on the receiver options. The
(channel power) within a user-defined bandwidth at a user- measurements are independent of network parameter
defined set of frequencies. Channel power differs from the settings. There are three ways of configuring the broad-
CW power measurement in that the total power is integrated cast channel measurements – all BCH, Top N BCH and
across the specified channel width. The user can define the user list of channels.
frequencies to be measured in two different ways:
Measurement types
Frequency entry methods ❏ All BCH:
❏ List: Enter an arbitrary list of frequencies. The system measures the power of all GSM channels in
❏ Trace: Enter a start frequency, step size and count. the user selected range. The results are displayed as a
The system measures at the start frequency, at trace with one point for each of the channels. If 20
the (start + step) frequency, ... , and lastly at the channels or less are found in the range, then they are
(start + (count - 1)*step) frequency. displayed as a bar graph of amplitude versus frequency.
For example, if the start frequency is set to
900 MHz, the step size is set to 1 MHz, and the ❏ Top N BCH:
count is set to 4; then measurements are made The system measures all of the GSM channels in the
at 900 MHz, 901 MHz, 902 MHz and 903 MHz. user selected range and returns the ‘N’ strongest GSM
channels received, where ’N’ is a user definable integer
Frequencies can be specified in term of frequency units or from 1 to 20. The results are displayed in a bar graph
channel number. of amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of ampli-
tude versus time. If a measured channel is a broadcast
Measurement controls channel, the BSIC can be decoded and a BER 1
❏ Resolution bandwidth ❏ Frequency measurement can be returned.
(CW power only) – Arbitrary list (list)
– 8.36 kHz to 950 kHz – Start / step / count (trace) ❏ User list of channels:
in wideband mode The user inputs a list of up to 40 GSM channels to be
– 1.68 kHz to 190 kHz measured. The results are displayed in a bar graph of
in narrowband mode amplitude versus frequency or a line graph of amplitude
versus time. If a measured channel is a broadcast
❏ Channel width ❏ IF bandwidth channel, the BSIC can be decoded and a BER 1
(channel power only) – 1.25 MHz (wideband mode) measurement can be returned.
– 200 kHz (narrowband
mode) The user list of frequencies can be imported from a text
file. This allows regularly used sets of channels to be
❏ E-GSM/GSM-R stored for quick loading into the application.
(Option 300, 305, 310)
– 30 kHz to 35 MHz in Measurement controls Display controls
wideband mode ❏ Carrier frequency ❏ Power display (Y-axis parameter)
– 5 kHz to 35 MHz in – Frequency – Amplitude in dBm
narrowband mode – Channel – Amplitude in RxLev number

❏ DCS1800 (Option 320, 330) ❏ Measurement types ❏ Show value (bar graphs only)
– 30 kHz to 75 MHz in wideband mode – All BCH – Power in dBm
– 5 kHz to 75 MHz in narrowband mode – TopN BCH – Power in RxLev
– User list of – BSIC
❏ GSM1900 (Option 340, 350) Channels – BER
– 30 kHz to 60 MHz in wideband mode – TopN on user list – Cell name
– 5 kHz to 60 MHz in narrowband mode
Markers (trace displays only) Measurement results
❏ Multiple markers ❏ GSM carrier power
❏ Delta markers ❏ BSIC
❏ To Max function ❏ BER 1
❏ Drag and drop

1. An estimated BER is calculated based on the number of bit errors in the mid-amble of the synchronization burst.
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Interference analysis ❏ Co-channel
– Measurement status: No error, No FCH,
No SCH, bit errors
The E7475A is capable of making sophisticated interference
– Total power received in channel in dBm
measurements. The measurement controls of the receiver
– Primary power in dBm of strongest signal path
can be linked to the results of measurements from the test
– Peak deviation Fading in dB from primary power
mobile. In this way the test mobile can control which
– Ratio of primary power / interference in dB (C/I)
channels the receiver measures.
– Primary BSIC : Provided C/I > 2 dB
– Secondary BSIC : Provided 2 dB < C/I < 10 dB (typical)
Measurement types
❏ Adjacent channel measurement ❏ Symbol delay spread (multi-path) graph
The E7475A can make adjacent channel interference – Power in dBm at +/- 1 to 6 symbols offsets
measurements. For two user selectable channels, it can
return the ratio in dB of the power in each channel to System software features common to both
that in the immediately adjacent channels. The measure- phone and receiver measurement licenses
ment can return either the peak power or average
power over the 8 time slots. In addition to the measurements that are unique to the
❏ Co-channel measurement individual software licenses, there are some features that
For a single user selectable broadcast channel, the are common to all systems.
E7475A can return the total power in the channel, primary
carrier to interference ratio, fading and show a bar graph These features include the ability to record and playback
of symbol delay spread. It can also decode the BSIC of data sets, export the data to post-processing software
the primary and secondary signals in the channel. 1 packages and define flexible alerts and alarms.

Measurement Controls Cell naming


❏ Measurement types The phone-based measurements and receiver-based broad-
– Adjacent channel analysis cast channel analyzer provide cell naming features. The
(Average or peak power) cell naming features are dependent on the user providing a
– Co-Channel analysis text file database with position and cell configuration
information. Where the Cell ID is known, for example in
❏ Co-channel carrier frequency the phone serving cell measurement, this is used to corre-
– Frequency late with the cell name in the database. Where no Cell ID is
– Channel known, for example in neighbor cell measurements or
receiver based measurements, a 'best guess' algorithm is
❏ Adjacent channel carrier frequency (A and B) implemented. This algorithm makes use of the geographic
– Frequency location, ARFCN and BSIC to attempt to determine which
– Channel cell from the database is the best match.

❏ Display controls The format of the Cell Database is text file with the
– Show value (bar graphs only) following fields:
– Power in dBm ❏ Cellname ❏ Latitude
❏ Longitude ❏ Cell ID
Measurement Results
❏ Serving ARFCN ❏ Azimuth
❏ Adjacent carrier (A) ❏ TCH ARFCN
– Ratio in dB of power in C / C+1
– Ratio in dB of power in C / C-1 Report generator and display printing
The E7475A system provides fast and easy report genera-
❏ Adjacent carrier (B) tion. All of the current displays (VFPs) are captured to an
– Ratio in dB of power in C / C+1 HTML file. Each report includes a header section. After
– Ratio in dB of power in C / C-1 selecting generate report, a dialog box prompts the user to
enter
the header information listed below. Smart defaults and
persistent information are used, so minimal text entry
is required.

1. Ability to decode the secondary BSIC is dependent on the received signal characteristics at the instant the measurement is made. Performance is optimal while
stationary and will degrade with speed. The primary BSIC and C/I are much less affected by vehicle speed.

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Sorting
Header elements: ❏ Ascending
❏ Title ❏ User name ❏ Descending
❏ Company ❏ Time ❏ None
❏ Date
❏ Location – defaults to current GPS fix The output formats supported by the E7475A system are
❏ Comments – user entered notes listed below. The system is designed to work with MapInfo
in an integrated manner via an object link embedded (OLE)
There is no limit to the number of reports that can be link to the MapInfo application. This exports the data,
generated. Reports can be generated during playback as launches MapInfo, creates the necessary MapInfo tables,
well as during live data collection. and creates a thematic map display in MapInfo. This function
requires MapInfo be present. MapInfo is not included with
Data recording and playback the E7475A system.

Logging and playback of data is controlled by VCR-like Data output formats


buttons. While logging data the user can enter notes into Export file formats
the data file. There are two methods of user note entry. ❏ ArcView-compatible file - a text file that is formatted
One prompts the user to enter a text string, for example, to be acceptable to ArcView for an ASCII import
“entering a tunnel.” The other automatically enters a operation
numbered note into the database requiring minimum ❏ MapInfo via COM - the data is exported directly to
interaction with the keyboard. A summary of record and MapInfo via an OLE automation link
playback features are listed below. ❏ MapInfo-compatible file - a file that MapInfo can read
❏ PlaNET-compatible file - a PlaNet ‘result’ file for use
Record features Playback features with CW data
❏ User note ❏ Play forward ❏ Text file - a generic text file with or without any
❏ Automatically ❏ Play reverse headers for the columns
numbered note ❏ Step forward
❏ Display on/off ❏ Step reverse Position formats
❏ Pause/resume ❏ Variable speed
❏ Signed decimal degrees
❏ Advance to alert/alarm
❏ Decimal degrees with direction
❏ Advance to user note/
auto-numbered note ❏ Deg: min: sec with direction
❏ Signed deg: min: sec
❏ UTM
Data export
GPS Datums
Data can be exported from the E7475A database for display
The following GPS Datums are available for use when
and post-processing. All measurement data can be exported.
exporting the data:
The export function provides flexible filtering capability that
defines the specific data to be exported. Several different ❏ AGD 66
operations can be executed in order to provide the desired ❏ AGD 84
data in the desired format. An export “Wizard” guides the ❏ European
user in defining export templates that control the data ❏ Hu-Tzu-Shan
fields which are exported. ❏ NAD 27 (North American)
❏ NAD 83 (North American)
Processing functions ❏ OS36(GB)
❏ All values ❏ Maximum ❏ SAD 69 (Brazil)
❏ Count (counts number of values ❏ Minimum ❏ SAD 69 (Mean)
above or below a specified threshold) ❏ Value(x) ❏ Tokyo(J6)
❏ Count with summary (same as count ❏ Field ❏ Tokyo-Korea
with a text file summarizing the results) ❏ WGS 72 (World Geodetic System)
❏ WGS 84 (World Geodetic System)
Conditionals
❏ Greater than (>) a threshold Geographic binning
❏ Less than (<) a threshold Geographic binning can be applied to the data as part of
❏ All values the export function. It is a data-reduction process in which
❏ Qualified against another measurement the data is averaged over a geographic area or distance.

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Real-time mapping
The E7475A Option 160 software license provides real-time
data mapping. A single measurement parameter is plotted
on the map, in color-coded thematic format, as the data is
collected. Base station locations are plotted on the map with
site names and sector orientations. Alarms are plotted on
the map. Double clicking on the alarm symbol displays the
corresponding alarm text message. The underlying map is
in MapInfo .tab format. The software can convert a raster
image (.gif, .tif, or .PNG) to .tab format, so the user can
use any map that is in .tab, .gif, .tif, or .PNG format.

Measurement parameters that can be plotted on map


Phone measurements
❏ RxQual Full
❏ RxQual Sub
❏ RxLev Full
❏ RxLev Sub
❏ FER (Frame Erasure Rule)
❏ RLTC (Radio Link Timeout Counter)
❏ Timing advance
❏ Mobile Transmit Power

Receiver measurements
BCH analyzer
❏ Max Top ‘N’
❏ Max User List

Interference measurements
❏ Co-channel measurement
❏ Carrier/interference
❏ Adjacent channel measurement
❏ Adjacent channel A amplitude
❏ Adjacent channel B amplitude
CW and channel power
❏ Max CW power list
❏ Max CW power trace
❏ Max channel power list
❏ Max channel power trace

An indicator line is drawn from the current location to the


serving sector.

Measurement parameters that can represent serving sector


❏ Phone measurements
❏ Serving BCH

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Outdoor navigation support Alert operators Alarm operators
❏ Value ❏ Value
GPS ❏ Maximum ❏ Maximum
The E7475A drive test system has the ability to work with ❏ Minimum ❏ Minimum
several types of GPS interface. GPS is needed to provide
❏ Sub-set
location data to allow effective post processing of the
collected data. The system is compatible with the ❏ OR
protocols listed below. The physical interface is RS-232 ❏ AND
with a DB9 connector. ❏ XOR (exclusive OR)

The E7475A software includes a VFP for the GPS receiver. Alert conditions Alarm conditions
This window displays a bar graph with the individual ❏ Greater than (>) ❏ Greater than (>)
satellite signal strengths, a text display of the GPS statis- ❏ Greater than or ❏ Greater than or
tics and a map of location history. This map also displays equal to (≥) equal to (≥)
the base station locations, names and serving ARFCN.
❏ Less than (<) ❏ Less than (<)
Compatible Protocols ❏ Less than or equal to (≤) ❏ Less than or equal to (≤)
❏ TAIP ❏ Equal to (=) ❏ Equal to (=)
❏ TSIP ❏ Not equal to (≠) ❏ Not equal to (≠)
❏ Is a sub-set
❏ NMEA
❏ Is not a sub-set
❏ Sets intersect
Agilent can supply a range of digital receivers with an
❏ Sets do not intersect
integrated GPS receiver or an external GPS receiver. A
suitable external GPS can be supplied as a GSM drive test
Any measurement can be an operand in an alert or alarm.
Accessory Product (Agilent 86154A Option 210).
Below are some examples to illustrate alerts and alarms.
Bosch Travel Pilot
The E7475A supports the navigation format from the Alerts: 1. (Rx Level < -90)
Bosch (Travel Pilot) model RGS08 Professional. This uses 2. (MAX (Top N BCH) < -80)
a combination of GPS and dead-reckoning from a CD Alarms: 1. (Rx Level < -90) and (Rx Quality >5)
ROM based maps. Agilent do not provide the Travel Pilot 2. (Timing Advance > 50) and (MAX)
hardware or maps. (Neighbor Cell Reports) < -95
3. (GPS Fix Type <> GPS 3D)
Magneti Marelli
and (GPS Fix Type <> GPS 2D)
The E7475A supports the navigation format from the
Magneti Marelli model NAV200 navigation system. This
System status parameters can also be used as operands in
uses a combination of GPS and Dead Reckoning from CD
alerts and alarms. For example, an alert can be defined to
ROM based maps. Agilent does not provide the Magneti
trigger when the available disk space on the PC drops
Marelli hardware or maps.
below 10 MB or when the GPS position fix is lost.

Alerts and alarms System status parameters


The E7475A has sophisticated alarm capabilities. ❏ Available disk space
An alert is defined as a single condition on a single ❏ GPS fix
measurement. An alarm is a Boolean expression made
❏ Location
up of multiple conditions on multiple measurements.
When an alert or alarm condition occurs, any or all of the ❏ Velocity
actions listed below can be executed. If the alert or alarm ❏ Percent CPU usage
condition occurs while data is being logged, each data ❏ PC battery level
record includes the alert/alarm information. An “Alarm ❏ PC AC power
Wizard” function makes it easy to set up the alarms.
❏ Time of day
Actions
❏ Play a .wav audio file
❏ Display a text message
❏ Pause or stop measurements

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Digital RF receiver hardware Frequency accuracy +/- 1 ppm
IF bandwidth 1.25 MHz characteristic
The E7475A System Software can control up to four Agilent 200 kHz characteristic
digital receivers. If multiple frequency bands need to be Aging of TCXO +/- 1 ppm/year
measured, for example for GSM/DCS dual band networks, Amplitude
then two or more receiver hardware options must be ordered. Accuracy for all options except 305 GSM-R bands
1.25 MHz IF bandwidth ± 0.5 dB typical
All the Agilent digital receivers except Option 305 GSM-R, (-25 to -100 dBm)
are available with or without an internal global positioning 200 kHz IF bandwidth ± 0.5 dB typical
system (GPS) receiver. (-25 to -100 dBm)
Noise figure 8.0 dB typical
There are seven receiver options available for the E7475A System: Accuracy for Option 305 GSM-R bands
Option 300 E-GSM900 digital receiver 876 to 880 MHz and 921 to 925 MHz range:
Option 305 GSM-R digital receiver 1.25 MHz IF bandwidth ± 1 dB typical
Option 310 E-GSM900 digital receiver with (-25 to 100 dBm)
internal GPS receiver 200kHz IF bandwidth ± 1 dB typical
Option 320 DCS1800 digital receiver (-25 to 100 dBm)
Option 330 DCS1800 digital receiver with Noise figure 11 dB typical
internal GPS receiver
Internally generated spurious -120 dBm
Option 340 GSM1900 digital receiver
Maximum safe input level +10 dBm, 20V DC
Option 350 GSM1900 digital receiver with characteristic
internal GPS receiver
1 dB compression point -15 dBm characteristic
The specifications of the internal GPS are as follows: Adjacent channel -25 dBm typical
desensitization 1
❏ Eight channel GPS receiver
❏ It is mounted inside the Agilent digital receiver Adjacent channel rejection 2 45 dB typical
Input/output
❏ Magnetic mount antenna
RF input 50Ω type-N
❏ Differential compatible
Connectors
❏ Not dead reckoning compatible Computer RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS RS-232 (DB9) Male
Digital RF receiver specifications
Power DC power jack 100 mils,
The specifications of the Agilent digital measurement positive center
receivers are as follows: Miscellaneous
Operating temperature range 0 to 55 °C
Frequency Storage temperature range -40 to 70 °C
Frequency range Dimensions 6 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 8 3/4 in.
Option 300, 310 E-GSM900 880 - 915 MHz
925 - 960 MHz Weight 4.6 lbs
Option 305 GSM-R 876 - 915 MHz Power 9-34 V DC, 9W
921 - 960 MHz With internal GPS 9-34 V DC, 10W
Option 320, 330 DCS1800 1710 - 1785 MHz
1805 - 1880 MHz
Option 340, 350 GSM1900 1850 - 1910 MHz
1930 - 1990 MHz

Note: Specifications describe warranted performance over the temperature range of 0 to 55 degrees Celsius and include a 30-minute warm-up from ambient conditions.
Typical and characteristic information provide useful information by giving non-warranted performance parameters. Typical refers to test data at the fiftieth
percentile for a 25-degree Celsius room temperature. Characteristic information describes product information for parameters that are either not subject to variation,
non-measurable, verifiable through functional pass/fail tests, or routine not measured.
1. Adjacent channel desensitization applies to the wideband mode (1.25 MHz IF filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of tuned signal with interfering signal +/-1.25
MHz from tuned signal.
2. Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (200 kHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering signal +/-200 kHz from tuned signal.

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Test mobile phone hardware Computer Hardware Requirements
The E7475A system software can control up to four test The E7475A system requires a PC. The minimum PC
mobile phones. If more than one test mobile phone needs requirements are listed. If you wish to purchase a PC with
to be controlled simultaneously, it is necessary to have the your system it is available as a drive test Accessory Product
Option 150 multiple GSM phone software license. (Agilent 86154A Option 010). For more details please
refer to the accessory products section of this data sheet.
The test mobile phone options available for the Agilent E7475A
are as follows: The PC requirements are different depending on whether
Option 530 E- GSM900/DCS1800 Sagem test mobile phone you wish to collect data from single or multiple phones
and on the operating system.
The test mobiles are all supplied with with an RS-232 cable
to connect them to the PC, a mains charger and two batteries. Minimum PC Specifications:
Processor / memory requirements
The test mobile phone supplied with option 530 is a Sagem Single phone
GSM/DCS dual-band test phone. Earlier, single band models ❏ Windows® 95, 98
of Sagem test mobile (OT-35s and OT-55s) are also compatible – Minimum: 233MHz Pentium®II or III, 64MB RAM
with the Agilent drive test system software but will offer – Recommended: 266MHz PII or PIII, 64MB RAM
reduced measurement functionality. The firmware revision
must be at revision L or later for OT-35 model support. ❏ Windows NT® 4.0
– Minimum: 233MHz PII or PIII, 64MB RAM
The Motorola triband timeport mobile phone (GSM/DCS/ – Recommended: 266MHz PII or PIII, 96MB RAM
GSM1900) and associated M-Plus interface card and the
Orbitel 907 test mobile phone are also supported by the Multiple phone
E7475A system. These test mobile phones are not supplied ❏ Windows 95, 98
by Agilent Technologies. – Minimum: 266MHz PII or PIII, 64MB RAM
– Recommended: 366MHz PII or PIII, 64MB RAM

❏ Windows NT 4.0
– Minimum: 266MHz PII or PIII, 64MB RAM
– Recommended: 366MHz PII or PIII, 96MB RAM

Common requirements
– RS-232 DB9 serial port
– Parallel port
– 90 MB disk space for software installation
– 200 MB disk space recommended for data
– CD-Rom drive recommended
– 800 x 600 display resolution minimum
(1024 x 768 recommended)
– For multiple phone operation two PCMCIA slots

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Localization
It is necessary to order a localization option with any of the
system options ordered so that the correct power supplies
and connecting cables are supplied.

The localization option does not add any cost to the order.

The localization options will only affect the power cords


and mains chargers that are supplied. They will not change
the system software from U.S. English.

Option ABU United Kingdom - English localization


Option ABB Europe - English localization
Option ARS Asia Pacific (UK Cord) / English localization
Option ABA U.S. - English localization
Option ABG Australia - English localization
Option ACD Switzerland - English localization
Option ACE Denmark - English localization
Option ACQ S. Africa - English localization
Option AKM China - English localization
Option AKJ Israel - English localization
Option A1X Chile - English localization
Option ARM Argentina - English localization
Option AKL Thailand - English localization

Training
For details of Agilent’s training and consultancy services,
please contact your local sales representative

Warranty
One-year warranty on hardware components and one year
of application support is included with your Agilent E7475A
GSM drive test system.

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Agilent 86154A drive test accessory products Laptop PC
86154A Option 010
In addition to the basic system components to address Please consult your Agilent sales representative for
your drive test needs Agilent can also supply a range of up-to-date details of the Laptop PC specifications.
accessory options. These accessories can be used with the
entire range of Agilent drive test solutions. Indoor measurement accessories
86154A Option 030
The following list of product options is ordered under the Fujitsu pen tablet computer
86154A or E6473A drive test accessories product, NOT the ❏ Pen tablet computer
E7475A. ❏ Custom harsh environment case
❏ AC adapter
External GPS receiver
86154A Option 210 ❏ 64MB memory upgrade
External GPS receiver with dead reckoning
86154A Option 032
❏ Trimble Placer GPS 455 with dead reckoning
Pen tablet accessories
❏ Heading sensor
❏ Floppy disk drive
❏ Odometer sensor
❏ Desk stand
❏ Interconnect adapter
❏ Auto power adapter
(to connect to an digital receiver)
❏ Tether
❏ Interconnect cables
❏ LAN card
❏ Magnetic mount antenna with cable
❏ Differential compatible 86154A Option 034
Pen tablet battery kit
86154A Option 211, Option 212
❏ Pen tablet battery
Options 211 and 212 are interconnect adapters for
connection of certain Trimble GPS receivers. The table ❏ Battery charger
below lists several GPS receiver models and the associated
interconnect requirements. For other models of external 86154A Option 036
GPS receivers, consult a Agilent representative for adapter ❏ 4-Port USB Hub
availability.
E6473A Option 020
GPS receiver model Interconnect requirement Portable USB hub kit
Trimble Placer GPS/DR Option 211 ❏ USB hub
Trimble Placer GPS 455 Option 212 ❏ Battery & battery charger
Trimble SveeSix Straight-through RS-232 cable
Trimble Placer GPS 400 Straight-through RS-232 cable E6473A Option 040
If a GPS receiver is purchased from Agilent as an option to Single receiver carrying case
the system, all necessary interconnect parts are provided. ❏ Designed to work with E6473A Option 020-
86154A Option 230 Portable USB hub kit
Differential GPS receiver ❏ Supports one Agilent digital receiver
❏ Differential corrections, incorporated RDS-3000 ❏ Includes one tri-band antenna
❏ Magnetic mount antenna
❏ Interconnect cables E6473A Option 041
Dual receiver carrying case
Portability Accessories
86154A Option 531 ❏ Designed to work with E6473A Option 020-
Briefcase Carrier Portable USB hub kit
❏ Lightweight briefcase carrier for one test mobile, ❏ Supports two Agilent digital receivers
one Agilent digital receiver, laptop PC and ❏ Includes two tri-band antennas
connecting cables.

Vehicle-Mounted Universal Serial Bus (USB) hub kit


E6473A Option 010
❏ USB hub kit
❏ USB hub mounting plate
❏ USB hub power cables
❏ Provides PC connectivity & power for up to two
phones and receivers.
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E7475A option summary
This is a complete list of all the product options for the
E7475A GSM drive test system.

E7475A GSM based drive test system


Software license options
Option 100 GSM phone system software license
Option 110 GSM receiver system software license
Option 120 GSM receiver and phone software license
Option 130 GSM Scanning test mobile software license
Option 150 GSM multiple phone measurement
software license.
Option 160 Real time Mapping software license
Option 180 Indoor measurement software license

Measurement receiver options


Option 300 E-GSM900 digital receiver
Option 305 GSM-R digital receiver
Option 310 E-GSM900 digital receiver with integrated
GPS receiver
Option 320 DCS1800 digital receiver
Option 330 DCS1800 digital receiver with integrated
GPS receiver
Option 340 GSM1900 digital receiver
Option 350 GSM1900 digital receiver with integrated
GPS receiver

Test mobile phone options


Option 530 E-GSM900/DCS1800 Sagem test
mobile phone

Localization options
Option ABU United Kingdom - English localization
Option ABB Europe - English localization
Option ARS Asia Pacific (UK Cord) / English
localization
Option ABA U.S. - English localization
Option ABG Australia - English localization
Option ACD Switzerland - English localization
Option ACE Denmark - English localization
Option ACQ S. Africa - English localization
Option AKM China - English localization
Option AKJ Israel - English localization
Option A1X Chile - English localization
Option ARM Argentina - English localization
Option AKL Thailand - English localization

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Drive test accessory option summary
This is a list of the drive test accessory options relevant to
the GSM drive test system.

86154A and E6473A Drive test accessory options


External GPS receiver
86154A
Option 210 External GPS receiver with dead
reckoning
Option 211 Interconnect cable for Trimble Placer
Option 212 Interconnect cable for Trimble Placer 455
Option 230 Differential GPS receiver

Portability accessories
86154A
Option 531 Briefcase carrier

Laptop PC
86154A
Option 010 Laptop PC

Vehicle-Mounted USB hub kit


E6473A
Option 010 Vehicle-Mounted USB Hub Kit

Indoor measurement accessories


86154A
Option 030 Fujitsu pen tablet computer
Option 032 Pen tablet accessories
Option 034 Pen tablet battery kit
Option 036 4-Port USB Hub
E6473A
Option 020 Portable USB hub kit
Option 040 Single receiver carrying case
Option 041 Dual Receiver carrying case

Localization options
86154A
Option ABU United Kingdom - English localization
Option ABB Europe - English localization
Option ARS Asia Pacific (UK Cord) / English
localization
Option ABA U.S. - English localization
Option ABG Australia - English localization
Option ACD Switzerland - English localization
Option ACE Denmark - English localization
Option ACQ S. Africa - English localization
Option AKM China - English localization
Option AKJ Israel - English localization
Option A1X Chile - English localization
Option ARM Argentina - English localization
Option AKL Thailand - English localization

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