The 4G LTE Lab Setup, Advanced Mobile communication Lab, is intended for lab use and ideal for engineering colleges , universities , testing labs and training centers. It allows to replicate small 4G LTE Advanced (Voice + Data) cellular network. RKTPL makes it easy for you setup a LTE Advanced network release 10 as per 3Gpp.org. The release 10 is a recent version of LTE with advanced technologies like MIMO. This lab is complete with reconfigurable EnB’s, multiband LTE cellular phones and EPC pre-configured. The lab is future ready to handle 1Gbps future data rate with software provided for exceptional value and performance.The system is based on a reconfigurable RF/FPGA/ARM hardware platform and an LTE ENb software. This approach allows for tremendous flexibility at a reduced cost.The USB 3.0 super speed interface serves as the
connection between the ENB and Radio head. This enables the user to realize upto 150 Mb/s of peak data rates in downlink and 75Mbps in uplink modes.The Radio is configurable as SISO or MIMO 2X2 and compatible to commercial LTE phones and dongles.The system emulates commercial base stations deployed by large network operators costing millions and makes available to student the best practices of telecommunication industry at an affordable price. A real system is a boon to researchers to test their new algorithms and study mobile phone and base station in class room.All the parameters of physical layer are accessible to the user to create infinite test scenarios in lab environment. Complete turnkey solution with Hardware (EnodeB Radio + LTE Antennas + LTE Smartphone + LTE Test SIM) + Software (eNobeB + EPC + IMS Server server) + Service (1 year warranty + Upgrade + Tech support + Training) in a package for peace of mind.

Features:

  • 4G LTE eNodeB + EPC + UE replication in Lab
  • LTE Advanced Release 10 as per 3Gpp.org.
  • Throughput of upto 150Mbit/second
  • Multiple UE simultaneous connections
  • Basic Video Streaming and Voice support
  • Fully functional FDD LTE Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,27, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • Programmable Bandwidth of 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 & 20MHz
  • ASIC Architecture: combines LNA, PA driver, RX/TX Mixers, RX/TX Filters, Synthesizers, RX Gain control, TX power control
  • 0dBm Transmit power & -120dBm Sensitivity Receiver
  • SISO & 2X2 MIMO built in
  • Low power FCC compliant license free operation to 10m range
  • No recurring cost of software or licences
  • Orthogonal frequency domain multiple access (OFDMA)DL
  • Single-carrier frequency domain multiple access (SCFDMA)UL
  • Timing Measurement though PRACH coordinated multipoint transmission and reception
  • NAT based IP routing all IP core network, the System Architecture Evolution (SAE)
  • S1 and X2 using Stream Control Transmission Protocol
  • Implements MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC layers
  • X2AP interface between eNodeBs
  • Calibrated +0.1ppm TCXO frequency reference
  • USB 3.0 Super speed Interface to EPC
  • Wireshark MAC LTE capture
  • IPV6 supported
  • Handling of UE procedures attach, authentication,security configuration, detach, tracking area update,service access, radio bearer establishment, paging
  • Configurable user data base

Area and Scope of Learning

  • Setting up multiple enodeBs with multi-cell configuration and multi-UEs
  • Understating different interfaces such as X1 and S1 for enodeB-to-enodeB connectivity and enodeB-to-EPC connectivity. Monitoring real-time traffic using wireshark and decoding packets.
  • Fully functional FDD LTE Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,
    29, 30, 31
  • Programmable Bandwidth of 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 & 20MHz
  • All the parameters of physical layer are accessible to the user to create infinite test scenarios in lab environment.
  • Role of NAS integrity check and encryption using the AES and Snow3G algorithms
  • Support of USIM cards using the XOR or Milenage authentication algorithm
  • Understanding different channels such as PDSCH (physical downlink shared data channel), PDCCH (physical downlink control channel), PCFICH (physical control format indicator channel), PHICH (physical HARQ indicator channel), PBCH (physical broadcast channel), Synchronization Channels PSS and SSS along with PUSCH (physical uplink shared data channel), PUCCH (physical uplink control channel), PRACH (physical random access channel),DRS (demodulation reference signals), SRS (sounding reference signal)
    • Understanding complete Mobile Communication Network including different subsystems. Functioning and role of different components.
    • Integrating separate components to form a scalable network

Real-time Interface

  • Setup a real-time 4G LTE Mobile Communication Network emulating a practical network
  • Emulate a working LTE network in any band on FDD
  • Start from the basics of modern mobile communication to advanced components with in-depth control over all interfaces
  • Comprehensive understanding of User Equipment, enodeB, EPC, MME, SGW, PGW, IMS and various interfaces
  • Even emulate the User Equipment (Phone) based on software defined radio
  • Connect 4G LTE capable handset for call and data connectivity
  • Complete end-to-end user connectivity with voice and video calls
  • Understand all procedures involved in a network including Attach, Authentication, Security, Paging,Detach and others

Specifications

  • Frequency Bands: FDD LTE Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,28, 29, 30, 31
  • RF Maximum  Output Power 0 dBm ***
  • Output Level Setting 1 dB
  • Sensitivity -100 dBm
  • Clock Accuracy < 50 ppb
  • Factory Calibrated

LTE Physical Layer

  • Modulation 64 QAM in Downlink16 QAM in Uplink
  • DL Channels PBCH, PDCCH, PDSCH,PCFICH, PHICH, PMCH, PSS,SSS
  • UL Channels PRACH, PUSCH, PUCCH,SRS, DRS
  • HARQ Support :Yes, both UL and DL
  • Duplex FDD and TDD
  • CQI/PMI reporting: Yes

LTE Protocol Layer

  • Layers MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC layers
  • Interfaces S1AP and GTP-U interfaces to the Core Network
  • IP connectivity IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Embms(optional) MCH, MCCH, MTCH
  • Encryption AES algorithm

Evolved Packet Core

  • Implementations MME, SGW, PGW and HSS
  • NAS Integrity and encryption using the AES algorithm
  • UE procedures attach, authentication,service access,radio bearer establishment
  • IP connectivity IPv4 and IPv6 support

Physical Interface

  • Rx Antenna N-type
  • Tx Antenna N-type
  • Network Interface Ethernet/IP RJ45
  • Power Input 19V/ 6A

Antenna Specification

  • Operating Frequency 700 MHz – 2700 MHz
  • Type of Antenna Omni
  • VSWR < 1.5
  • Nominal Impedance 50 Ohm

 What you get:

  • 4G LTE Lab Kit
  • Power adapter
  • Two antennas for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz operation
  • Filters for LTE Band 5 (GSM 850) and LTE Band 8 (EGSM 900)
  • Two smartphones and chargers
  • 2SIMs configured for smartphones
  • USB Wifi Adapter

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