Overview

The Valid8 4G UE Emulator provides a cost-effective solution for generating realistic UE calls in testing scenarios. It is a scalable solution that enables the generation of up to hundreds of calls over the Uu interface. It is useful for eNodeB feature and capacity testing and any use case where real call generation is needed. It provides many advantages over using real UEs or basic simulators, including:

Software based UEs are much more flexible in terms of adding new features than real UEs.

Real UEs often become obsolete within a few years

Easier to execute scripts over large numbers of virtual UEs than on real UEs

The HW doesn’t need to change when increasing the number of virtual UEs

The band for software based UEs are fully configurable, unlike real UEs

TCO (total cost of ownership) for software based UE solution is less expensive than real UEs

Features

  • Scalable architecture

  • 3GPP release 8 - 12

  • Includes PHY, MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, and NAS layers

  • IP traffic generator (ping, UDP, HTTP)

  • Supports Valid8 VoIP Load Tester (includes VoLTE)

  • UE data pass-thru

  • Automation API

  • Voice Quality Measurement (VQM) for QoS

  • FDD with half duplex or full duplex UEs

  • TDD support now available

4G UE Emulator

What can it do?

The 4G UE Emulator solution is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel:

It can simulate

UEs

It can test

eNodeB

Specifications

Protocols

3GPP TS 23.401 (EUTRAN)

3GPP TS 24.301 (NAS)

3GPP TS 29.060 (GTPv1)

3GPP TS 29.274 (GTPv2-C)

3GPP TS 29.281 (GTPv1-U)

3GPP TS 36.413 (S1AP)

3GPP TS 36.414 (S1-U)

IETF RFC5246 (TLS, Protocol (1.0, 1.1, 1.2))

IETF RFC6101 (SSL, Protocol Version 3.0)

IETF RFC793 (TCP)

IETF RFC768 (UDP)

IETF RFC4960 (SCTP)

IETF RFC791 (IPv4)

IETF RFC2460 (IPv6)

IETF RFC3711 (SRTP)

IETF RFC1035 (DNS)

IETF RFC2131 (DHCP)

IETF RFC3550 (RTP/RTCP)

IETF RFC3261 (SIP)

UE

Internal femtocell: 400 - 6000 Mhz; including Bands 1 - 44 plus unlicensed 5Ghz band and others

Duplex: FDD & TDD

Interface Uu to UE

SIMs are software-based and configurable

UEs Emulated

Scalable; up to 256 per unit

UE Configuration

IMSI

IMEISV

Secret key

UE category

Duplex mode

Default APN

Tunnel setup script

Power on/off via script

Simulation on user plane

Scenarios

HTTP

Ping

Flooding

VoLTE

MIMO

2X2; requires additional Valid8 unit with RF module

Additional Details

Options

4G UE Emulator - with RF

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Specifications subject to change at any time