Emulators

Emulators deliver the capability to simulate network nodes, core networks or UEs in a cost-effective manner
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Emulators

Emulators deliver the capability to simulate network nodes, core networks or UEs in a cost-effective manner

Overview

Emulators are software or hardware-based solutions that enable operators to mimic specific components of the mobile network to test security, performance and capacity.

What It Can Do For You

The Emulators solution is capable of realistically emulating a variety of network nodes including:

  • AMF
  • AUSF
  • BMSC
  • CBC
  • CDF
  • CSCF
  • DHCP Server
  • DRA
  • EIR
  • GGSN
  • GNodeB
  • HLR
  • HSS
  • MCX Server
  • MG
  • MGC
  • MMSC
  • N3IWF
  • NEF
  • NRF
  • NSSF
  • PCEF
  • PCF
  • PCRF
  • SCEF
  • SGSN
  • SMF
  • SMSC
  • SMSF
  • UDM
  • UDR
  • UE
  • UPF

Why It’s Different

  • Scalable software-based architecture can run on a range of hardware from COTS and high-end customer provided hardware to Virtual Machines and the Cloud (e.g. Amazon AWS) for maximum versatility and performance
  • Web-based UI is easy to learn
  • HTTP API enable integration with automation test systems and other equipment
  • Stateful modeling provides accurate emulation of network elements

Ordering INformation

Product Codes:
Base emulators:

  • emulators-mobile

Applications (requires Protocol Engine and Base Loader):

  • See product options


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Features

  • Pre-made test scenarios and procedures
  • Valid / Invalid testing
  • Customizable source-code
  • User-configurable proprietary messages, IEs, headers
  • Animated test results action-replay
  • Easy to configure
  • Automatic execution of test batches
  • UDP, TCP, SCTP transport layer IPv4/IPv6 support
  • Suitable for Development and QA test lab environments, negative and robustness testing, Regression testing and Reproducing customer issues in the field

Subsystems

KPIs
  • Traffic rate - broken down per message type
  • Active, Successful and Failed calls/sessions
Configurable Parameters
  • IP address and port
  • Network layer- IPv4 / IPv6
  • Transport layer- UDP / TCP / SCTP / TLS
  • Phone numbers
  • Authentication - username and password
  • Unexpected message handling - Stop / Continue

Automation API

User commands can be fully automated using REST API. This includes performing all test control functions as well as collecting results and metrics. It can be integrated into virtually any CI system via the HTTP API, including Jenkins, CircleCI, Gitlab and others. Includes Autom8 Python framework.

Scripting

The application’s subsystems can be edited directly in the browser using TDL or by using the graphical tools. The Message Workshop allows for creating of test scenarios directly from the hex stream of a remote capture, while the Composer graphical editor (on the feature roadmap for 4Q 2020) will allow for creating customized call scenarios by dragging and dropping the call flow to meet your test needs.
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Use Cases

UE Phone Under Test

For testing phones that have cellular data capability, the 5G 4G 3G Base Station Emulators can provide OTA testing capability through its built-in base station and core network emulator. It enables end-to-end testing.

Supported Scenarios:

Supports scenarios:

  • Power on
  • Attach
  • Detach
  • TAU
  • Data Connection

Some of the key capabilities introduced with the M5 Mobile UE Tester Include:

  • Lower Cost Per Test
  • Increased Test Environment Flexibility
  • Comprehensive Test Menu
  • Actionable/Collaborative Reports

  • End-to-end Over-the-Air performance test capability
  • Includes RF base station
  • Emulates all core network nodes and allows for data connection to external networks

Firewall Under Test

GTP, SCTP, S1-AP, MAP SIGTRAN Firewall

Supported Scenarios:
  • Invalid version
  • Invalid IEs/AVPs
  • Invalid TIDs
  • Invalid UE IDs
  • Too large messages
  • Too short messages

MCX Client Under Test

For testing the MCX Client, the Valid8 Tester can generate SIP/HTTP/Floor Control calls to test performance and stability.

Supported Scenarios:
  • Bootstrap
  • Registration
  • INVITE Audio/Video/Data calls

UE CPE Router Under Test

For testing CPE Router UE devices that have WiFi and cellular data capability, the 5G 4G 3G Base Station Emulators can provide OTA testing capability through its built-in base station and core network emulator. It enables end-to-end testing from WiFi to cellular.

Supported Scenarios:

Supports scenarios:

  • Power on
  • Attach
  • Detach
  • TAU
  • Data Connection

Some of the key capabilities introduced with the M5 Mobile UE Tester Include:

  • Lower Cost Per Test
  • Increased Test Environment Flexibility
  • Comprehensive Test Menu
  • Actionable/Collaborative Reports

  • End-to-end Over-the-Air performance test capability
  • Includes RF base station
  • Emulates all core network nodes and allows for data connection to external networks

UE IoT Device Under Test

For testing IoT devices that have cellular data capability, the 5G 4G 3G Base Station Emulators can provide OTA testing capability through its built-in base station and core network emulator. It enables end-to-end testing.

Supported Scenarios:

Supports scenarios:

  • Power on
  • Attach
  • Detach
  • TAU
  • Data Connection

Some of the key capabilities introduced with the M5 Mobile UE Tester Include:

  • Lower Cost Per Test
  • Increased Test Environment Flexibility
  • Comprehensive Test Menu
  • Actionable/Collaborative Reports

  • End-to-end Over-the-Air performance test capability
  • Includes RF base station
  • Emulates all core network nodes and allows for data connection to external networks
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Summary of Specifications

Specifications

Product Details

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Ordering Information

Product Codes:
Base emulators:

  • emulators-mobile

Applications (requires Protocol Engine and Base Loader):

  • See product options


Datasheet Page

Related Video

Related Solutions

M5 Mobile UE Emulator

M5 Hardware

mobile-ue-emulator-64
mobile-ue-emulator-128
mobile-ue-emulator-256

Software Only

mobile-ue-emulator-100-sw
mobile-ue-emulator-1000-sw
mobile-ue-emulator-10000-sw

Note

  • Actual throughput levels over radio may vary based on the 3rd party device manufacturer and software versions. Valid8 product specifications are subject to change at any time without notice.

Datasheet Page
MCX Load Tester

Product Name: MCPTT Load Tester 

Product Code: mcptt-load-tester

Datasheet Page
Mobile Core Network Emulator

Mobile Core Network Emulator

Options:

3g
4g
5g

mobile-sw-core-network-emulator-1000 : 1,000 sessions, base protocol, basic call
mobile-sw-core-network-emulator-10000 : 10,000 sessions, base protocol, basic call
mobile-sw-core-network-emulator-100000 : 100,000 sessions, base protocol, basic call
mobile-sw-core-network-emulator-1000000 : 1,000,000 sessions, base protocol, basic call
(others on request)

Miscellaneous options:
network-emulator-internal-impairment-module
Security, fuzzing, penetration test

Licensing options:
(not applicable)

Datasheet Page