M1 IoT Device Tester

Base Station Emulator for 4G eNodeB (plus 5G gNodeB option) RAN and mobile core lite to test IoT UE devices
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M1 IoT Device Tester

Base Station Emulator for 4G eNodeB (plus 5G gNodeB option) RAN and mobile core lite to test IoT UE devices

Overview

Valid8's M1 IoT Tester is a simple hardware-based solution that mimics 4G RAN (plus 5G RAN option) along with a core network lite emulator to test IoT user equipment (UE) devices

What It Can Do For You

Lower Cost Per Test: Valid8 has continued to add automation and simplicity to their technology, driving down the cost per test.

Increased Test Environment Flexibility: By allowing the ability to configure the simulated environment to meet specific testing needs, users can safely perform penetration tests and other security tests that could not typically be performed on a public network.

Comprehensive Test Menu: Enables testing of a variety of data-centric cellular devices including: IoT,embedded, modems, routers & hotspots.

Actionable/Collaborative Reports : From a user-friendly interface screen users can quickly see test results, uncover any issues, and drill-down as needed.Historical tracking allows for trend analysis and reports. Reports can be easily shared with the rest of the team, or integrated into a 3rd party reporting tool.

Why It’s Different

  • Simple, powerful automated testing of IoT devices
  • Software based solution runs on Valid8 hardware for RAN emulation
  • Includes mobile core lite for connection to the PDN or Internet
  • Web-based Graphical User Interface provides customer with intuitive, easy access via browser 
  • API’s used (REST, HTTP) enable seamless integration with automation test systems and other equipment
  • Turnkey technology, including SIM cards to test UE IoT devices
  • All-in-one method to test any band up to 6GHz

Ordering INformation

M1 Hardware

m1-iot-device-tester (1 UE)

Software Options:

ue-device-tester-4g

ue-device-tester-5g

iot-device-tester-5g

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.

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Features

  • Emulates the RAN with OTA connection available for IoT UE devices 
  • Emulates the core network lite  

PHY Layer

  • LTE release 14 compliant.
  • FDD and TDD configurations.
  • Supported bandwidths: 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz.
  • Handle several cells in intra-band or inter-band configurations.
  • Transmission modes: 1 (single antenna) and 2 to 10 (MIMO 4x2).
  • Wideband CQI/PMI reports.
  • HARQ support.
  • Timing measurement thru the PRACH.
  • Closed-loop UE power control.
  • Frequency based MMSE equalizer.
  • Highly optimized software turbo decoder.
  • PAPR reduction support.
  • Support of other radio heads can be added with an external shared library.
  • Positioning Reference Signals (PRS) support.
  • CSI-RS support.
  • Multi-cluster PUSCH allocation.
  • PUCCH 3 and PUCCH channel selection support.
  • Carrier Aggregation support with cross carrier scheduling (tested with 3 DL channels, supports up to 8 DL channels).
  • Mixed FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation support.
  • CoMP testing features (DMRS scrambling identity and QCL parameters can be selected).
  • 256QAM DL support for PDSCH and MBMS.
  • 1024QAM DL support for PDSCH.
  • 256QAM UL support for PUSCH.
  • Support of release 11 TDD special subframe configurations 7 and 9.

LTE Protocol Layer

  • LTE release 14 compliant.
  • Implements the MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC layers.
  • Proportionally fair MAC scheduler with QoS support.
  • Support of full and half duplex UEs.
  • DRX support.
  • Number of active users only limited by the available bandwidth.
  • Fully configurable System Information Blocks.
  • Integrity check and encryption using AES, Snow3G and ZUC algorithms.
  • Support of RRC measurement with measurement gap.
  • Supports intra eNodeB, S1, X2 and EPS to 5GS handovers.
  • QoS support with user selectable DRB configuration for each QCI.
  • ROHC support (RTP, UDP and IP v1 profiles, unidirectional mode, no RTP CSRC, no IP extensions, no outer/inner IP). Chapter 2: Features 3
  • Public Warning System (CMAS/ETWS) support.
  • MBMS support.
  • Support of all ciphering and integrity protection algorithms including ZUC. Note that ciphering is subject to export rules depending on your country.
  • Category 0 UE support.
  • eDRX support.
  • EN-DC support.
  • RRC release with redirection to NR SA cell support.

LTE-M:

  • Release 14 compliant
  • Category M1 UE support.
  • TM6 and TM9 support.
  • FDD only (FDD and HD-FDD UEs are supported).
  • Support of multiple CE levels (only CE-Mode A is supported).
  • Support of message repetition for MPDCCH, PDSCH, PUCCH and PUSCH in full and half duplex. No message repetition for PRACH.
  • Support of localized and distributed MPDCCH transmission.
  • EPDCCH support for Category M1.
  • No frequency hopping.
  • Bandwidth must be >= 5 MHz for cells that also need to support Category 0 and above UEs.
  • DRX support.
  • eDRX support.

 NB-IOT:

  • NB-IoT release 14 compliant.
  • Single-tone and multi-tone category NB1 and NB2 UE support.
  • 15 kHz and 3.75 kHz subcarrier spacing are supported.
  • All operation modes (in-band, guard band and standalone) are supported.
  • Multiple NB-IoT and LTE cells can be used at the same time in the same eNodeB.
  • Support of multiple coverage levels.
  • Support of all NPDCCH, NPDSCH, NPUSCH and NPRACH configurations.
  • Support of control plane CIoT optimization.
  • Support of multi-DRB mode.
  • Support of non-anchor carriers, including Release 14 NPRACH and paging on non-anchor carriers.
  • Support of two HARQ processes.
  • Support of interference randomization.
  • DRX support.
  • eDRX support

NR (optional)

  • NR release 15 compliant.
  • FDD/TDD FR1 (< 6 GHz).
  • Bandwidth: 5 to 20 MHz.
  • Data subcarrier spacing: 15, 30, 60 or 120 kHz. SSB subcarrier spacing: 15, 30, 120 or 240 kHz. All SSB/data subcarrier spacing combinations are supported.
  • Up to 2 layer downlink MIMO.
  • Up to 2 layer uplink MIMO.
  • 256QAM.
  • All PUCCH and PRACH formats.
  • PUSCH with and without transform precoding. PUSCH and PDSCH with user configurable DMRS and number of symbols.
  • PDCCH with DCI 0 0, 0 1, 1 0 and 1 1.
  • CSI-RS and TRS support.
  • Scheduling Request support.
  • PHY test mode: support for continuous PDSCH and PUSCH transmission.
  • Dynamic LTE/NR DRB configuration.
  • User selectable DRB configuration for each QCI/5QI.
  • DRX support.
  • RRC measurement with measurement gap support.
  • PScell change support.
  • Standalone support.
  • Intra gNodeB, NG or 5GS to EPS handovers support

Subsystems

Options include

  • Base station 4G RAN emulator
  • 5G RAN option
  • 4G, 5G Mobile Core Lite emulator
KPIs

Automated Test Scenarios:

  • 001 Standard Attach and Bearer Establishment
  • 002 Throughput
  • 003 Network initiated detach
  • 004 Battery test – bad NAS flood messages
  • 005 Fuzzing S1AP - Bad PLMN, bad Network Name,
  • 006 Force IPv6
  • 007 Fail authentication and security
  • 008 SMS too large, too small, character set
  • 009 Emergency attach
  • 010 Brute force authentication attack
  • 011 Reuse Authentication credentials
  • 012 Access without authentication
  • 013 Location – tracking area update
  • 014 Date/time error from network
  • 015 Power Level Test
  • 016 Mobility (requires 2 units)

Configurable Parameters

Generic

  • Frequency Band
  • EARFN
  • Channel Bandwidth 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
  • Includes CBRS band
  • TDD/FDD
  • Carrier Aggregation
  • PLMN Mobile Country Code (MCC), Mobile Network Code (MNC)
  • eNodeB Type IP Address S1 Interface 
  • IP Address eNodeB 
  • Primary DNS Address 
  • Secondary DNS Adress 
  • MAC Address Public Gateway 
  • GTP Tunnel IP Address and Port 
  • GTP Tunnel eNodeB IP Address 
  • Integrity Algorithm 
  • IP Address to assign UEs on LAN

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. The Message Workshop allows for the creation of test scenarios directly from the hex stream of a remote capture, while the Composer graphical editor (being deployed for all products in 2021) will allow for creating customized call scenarios by dragging and dropping the call flow to meet your test needs.
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M1 IoT Device Tester

Use Cases

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:

General

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

Cyber Security suite:

  • Bruteforce authentication attack (max number of  authentication  attempts  within  a certain  time interval)
  • Reuse Authentication credentials
  • Require secure communication established
  • Access without authentication
  • Power outage resiliency
  • Valid data input via APIs

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
M1 IoT Device Tester
M1 IoT Device Tester

Summary of Specifications

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)

UEs Supported

  • 1 per unit

4G Technical Specifications

  • 3GPP Specification : LTE Release 8 support with features up to Release 14
  • Frequency bands : All sub-6GHz bands, 400 - 6000 Mhz; including Bands 1 - 44 plus unlicensed 5Ghz band and others
  • Bandwidth : 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz, 200 KHz for NB-IoT
  • Carrier Aggregation: up to 4 carriers in DL and 2 carriers in UL
  • MIMO : DL MIMO support up to 4x4
  • Modulation schemes : up to 256 QAM in DL and UL
  • AS encryption and Integrity protection :AES, SNOW3G, ZUC
  • Handover : Intra-freq, inter-freq and inter-band Handovers
  • Group communication : eMBMS as per Rel10
  • IoT : LTE category 0 and 1, LTE-M cat M1, NB-IoT cat NB1 and NB2 UE categories.  NB-IoT subcarrier spacing 15 kHz & 3.75kHz, PSM and eDRX
  • UE Categories : Cat0, Cat1, cat3, cat4, cat5, cat6, cat7, cat9, cat 10, cat11, cat12, cat13
  • Number of active users : 1000+ UEs
  • Number of active cells : 4 cells MIMO 2x2 or 2 cell MIMO 4x4
  • IP traffic : simulation of TCP, UDP, RTP, HTTP and VoIP with configurable packet size as well as support of external applications such as iperf
  • FDD and TDD configurations
  • Handle several cells in intra-band or inter-band configurations
  • Transmission modes: 1 (single antenna) and 2x2 MIMO
  • Carrier Aggregation support for up to 5 carriers in DL and 3 in UL, with mixed FDD/TDD combinations in DL
  • 256QAM DL support for PDSCH and MBMS
  • RF power output < 10 dBm
  • Max RF input power: -10 dBm
  • 4 SMA female (TX1, TX2, RX1, RX2), AC coupled
  • 1 SMA female (GPS antenna with 3.3V DC power supply)
  • ADC/DAC Sample Rate: 61.44 MS/s
  • ADC/DAC Resolution: 12 bits
  • Frequency Accuracy: 2 ppm
  • LTE 20MHz 64QAM EVM < 2 %rms (f < 2.6 GHz)
  • LTE 20MHz 64QAM EVM < 4 %rms (f < 3.5 GHz)
  • Support of release 11 TDD special subframe configurations 7 and 9
  • WINNF-TS-0016

5G Technical Specifications

  • 3GPP Specification : Release 15
  • Frequency bands : FDD/TDD FR1 All sub-6GHz bands, 400 - 6000 Mhz; including Bands 1 - 44 plus unlicensed 5Ghz band and others
  • Bandwidth : up to 50 MHz
  • Carrier Aggregation: up to 4 carriers in DL and 2 carriers in UL
  • MIMO : DL MIMO support up to 4x4
  • Modulation schemes : up to 256 QAM in DL and UL
  • Subcarrier spacing : All SSB/data subcarrier spacing combination
  • Supported Modes : NSA and SA
  • NSA NR split bearer : 3, 3a, 3x
  • Use case : eMBB
  • Number of active users : 3 UE
  • Number of active cells : up to 3 5G cells and 3 4G cells

Hardware 

  • ‍Intel-based; scalable to meet performance needs 

Operating System 

  • ‍Protocol Engine (Linux-based) 

User Interface 

  • ‍Browser-based, touch-optimized graphical user interface 

Automation 

  • ‍HTTP API 

Max output power 

  • 31 mW (femto RF module option) 

Connector types

  • ‍Femtocell: SMA female 

LAN Connectivity

  • 2x1Gbps (1 Control and 1 External interface port)

Hardware dimensions 

  • M1: ‎9.37 x 8.5 x 3.78 inches; approx. 14.5 pounds

Power supply 

  • M1: 100 - 240v 

Product Details

Emulates base station and core to test the IoT UE

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.

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Ordering Information

M1 Hardware

m1-iot-device-tester (1 UE)

Software Options:

ue-device-tester-4g

ue-device-tester-5g

iot-device-tester-5g

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

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