The Valid8 Mobile UE Emulator provides a cost-effective, scalable, solution for generating realistic 4G/5G UE calls in testing scenarios. It is available as a hardware solution with RF cards on our M5 platform, or it can run as a software-only solution without RF.
The UE Emulator solution is capable of simulating and testing multiple devices individually or in parallel. It is a scalable solution that enables the generation of up to hundreds of calls over the Uu interface. It is useful for RAN 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:
The Valid8 UE Emulator is comprised of multiple subsystems that are available individually or in parallel, and are scalable to fit your needs. The individual emulators are controllable through their call controllers, and the traffic can be captured through use of a remote capture tool such as Wireshark.
Wrap-around tester option includes:
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.
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 Graphical Editor (on the feature roadmap for 3Q 2020) will allow for creating customized call scenarios by dragging and dropping the call flow to meet your test needs.
In the scenario where the eNodeB is to be tested, it can be tested by the Valid8 4G Network Emulator emulating the core network. Additionally, load and conformance tests are available for interfaces S1-MME and S1-U. In the case where the eNodeB needs to be tested on the RF side, it can be tested by the Valid8 4G UE Emulator.
In the scenario where the gNodeB is to be tested, it can be tested by the Valid8 5G Network Emulator emulating the core network. Additionally, load and conformance tests are available for interfaces N1/N2/N3. In the case where the gNodeB needs to be tested on the RF side, it can be tested by the Valid8 5G UE Emulator.
The Valid8 UE Emulator is capable of simulating and testing many devices individually or in parallel and is scalable to fit your needs.
4G Technical Specifications
5G Technical Specifications
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