Interfaces Conformance Test Platform for the UICC Interface of

Interfaces & Technologies

Mobile connectivity is omnipresent in almost every
part of modern life. An increasing number of interfaces is connecting more and
more different technologies which all have to work seamlessly together.
COMPRION offers test solutions for all relevant interfaces and technologies.

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USIM/USAT

The USIM /USAT (USIM Application Toolkit) technology
defined by 3GPP covers the STK (SIM Toolkit) functionality in 3G networks. The
idea behind this is to enable the mobile network operators to bring value-added
services (VAS) to existing networks and handsets. To ensure proper functioning,
the protocols behind this must work smoothly.

 

Bringing Know-How & Expertise to USIM/USAT Testing

As COMPRION has been developing test solutions for the
telecommunications ecosystem for more than 15 years, our experts know exactly
the key issues when testing these protocols. Besides, COMPRION is actively
involved in the relevant standardization work, so that our test solution cover
all demands for reliable 3GPP handset testing validated at GCF and PTCRB.

 

Solutions for USIM/USAT Testing with Integrated
Network Simulator Anritsu MD8475A

 

Covered Network Technologies

GSM

W-CDMA

TD-SCDMA

LTE

 

Most of the test solutions are available on two
different software frames

Device Test Center

IT³ Test Platform

We recommend to choose the solutions based on the
Device Test Center as this software offers you the biggest range of testing
abilities.

 

These test cases can be executed on

UT³ Platform (conformance testing)

Prove 2 (pre-conformance testing)

 

 

The Most Popular Conformance
Test Platform for the UICC Interface of Mobile Devices

 

COMPRION SIMfony Family at a Glance

Most Popular Conformance Test Platform for the UICC
Interface of Mobile Devices

·        
Based on COMPRION UICC simulators

               –
UT³ Platform (conformance)

               –
IT³ Prove! and Prove 2 (pre-conformance)

·        
Integrated network simulators for all 2G, 3G and LTE
networks

·        
Validated at GCF and PTCRB

·        
Test case packages for every relevant GCF work item

·        
All test procedures controlled by one GUI

              –
Convenient test case management

              –
Easy-to-use log file handling

·        
Automated test procedures

 

SIMfony Family – COMPRION’s
fast, reliable, and easy-to-use Pre-Conformance and Conformance Test System for
Mobile Devices

 

In mobile communication the UICC plays a central role
because it offers a secure way to authenticate mobile devices to the network.
As the complexity of new mobile devices in combination with the UICC and new network
technologies is growing, testing the UICC interface is essential prior to
market introduction. To secure interoperability, GCF/PTCRB have defined rules
for conformance tests for manufacturers to ensure that the latest smartphones,
handsets and mobile devices work correctly with the UICC. Besides, large mobile
network operators like Verizon have issued their own testing standards for
device compliance within their network. The purpose of all these tests is to
prove conformance and to guarantee the proper functioning of devices in the
field. This consequently improves user experience and avoids high follow-up
costs.

 

How does COMPRION address the
growing diversity in mobile device testing?

 

COMPRION SIMfony – our solution for combined mobile
device testing – enables you to test the UICC interface of the device under real-life
conditions in a lab environment. Our out-of-the-box-solution covers all
requirements of GCF/PTCRB. Our customer-specific solutions – as the one for
Verizon Wireless covers additional requirements.

As most of these tests involve a network simulator,
COMPRION ensures that the most popular network simulators are integrated
smoothly in the SIMfony setup. The complete SIMfony solution consists of a network
simulator and a COMPRION UICC simulator.

COMPRION’s UICC simulator (UT³ Platform or
alternatively IT³ Prove! or Prove 2) is the central element of the combined
mobile device test ensemble. The network simulator is controlled by the
COMPRION test tool.

Which One to Use?

 

Depending on the purpose, you can use UT³ Platform for
conformance testing, whereas IT Prove! and Prove 2 are the best choice for
development and pre-conformance testing.

Conformance
Testing Platforms

UT³
Platform

·        
Validated conformance test platform

·        
Registered at GCF and PTCRB for (U) SIM and (U) SAT
testing according to ETSI/3GPP standards for certification and many more.

Pre-Conformance
& Development Testing Platforms

IT³ Prove! OR
Prove 2

·        
Cover the same complete range of (U)SIM and (U)SAT
tests as the UT³ Platform

·        
Cost-effective pre-conformance testing

COMPRION SIMfony can be used for two types of tests:
Tests without a network simulator, so-called stand-alone tests and those that
need a network simulator, known as combined tests. For combined tests, the
following networks simulators for GSM, W-CDMA, CDMA2000, and LTE networks can
be integrated. The network requirements for specific tests will need to be
taken into account when choosing the appropriate network simulator.

Our
COMPRION SIMfony Family Portrait – Combined Mobile Device Testing for All
Network Technologies

 

Conformance

Pre-conformance

COMPRION
SIMfony Product

UT³ Platform

IT³ Prove!

Prove 2

COMPRION
SIMfony MD8475A

·        
GSM (2G)
·        
W-CDMA (3G)
·        
LTE
(4G)

·        
GSM
(2G)
·        
W-CDMA
(3G)
·        
LTE
(4G)

·        
GSM
(2G)
·        
W-CDMA
(3G)
·        
LTE
(4G)

COMPRION SIMfony LTE CMW500
(Rohde&Schwarz CMW500)

·        
W-CDMA (3G)
·        
LTE (4G)

·        
W-CDMA (3G)
·        
LTE (4G)

·        
W-CDMA (3G)
·        
LTE (4G)

COMPRION
SIMfony CDMA 2000
(Spirent
AirAccess C2K)

CDMA2000
(3G)

CDMA2000
(3G)

—–

COMPRION SIMfony
(MD8470A)

·        
GSM (2G)
·        
W-CDMA (3G)

·        
GSM (2G)
·        
W-CDMA (3G)

—–

SIMfony – Test Case Packages
for Every Requirement

 

SIMfony covers the following GCF Work Items/PTCRB RFTs
contained in the listed test cases

 

GCF-WI

PTCRB-RFT

Test
Cases

LTE

125

85, 104

3GPP TS 31.121 USIM LTE

137, 230

92, 102

3GPP TS 31.124 USAT LTE

W-CDMA

10, 13, 158, 160

29

3GPP TS 31.121 USIM

35, 104, 230

58, 83, 92

3GPP TS 31.124 USAT

10, 160

29

ETSI TS 102 230 UICC

CDMA2000
 
 
 
 

 

 

3GPP2 C.S0101 CSIM

3GPP2 C.S0060 CSIM OTA

3GPP2 C.S0106 CCAT

CCF CSIM Test Plan specific

Open Market Handset (OMH) according
to OMH test plan CDG 183-A

GSM

5, 10

000

3GPP TS 51.010-1 SIM

8

8

3GPP TS 51.010-4

GSMA
TS.27 NFC
Handset
Test Book

176, 197, 214, 249

123

GSMA TS.27 BIP TB

 

SIMfony also offers test cases in accordance with
network operator requirements

Network
Operator

Network
Technology

Compliance
Test Plans

Verizon
Wireless

LTE

VZW LTE Device-UICC (USIM/ISIM) Interaction (incl.
IMS tests)

VZW LTE Device-SIM Application Interaction (OTA)

VZW LTE Multi-Mode Smartphone-UICC Interaction (OTA)

CDMA2000

VZW LTE Device-UICC (CSIM/CCAT) Interaction

 

What Else Does SIMfony Offer?

 

Easy
Testing with a Convenient User Interface (UI)

The whole test setup is synchronized and controlled by
the respective COMPRION UICC simulation tool. If you work with UT³ Platform or
Prove 2, you are able to handle test plan management, monitoring, and test result
analysis with the convenient UI of the all-in-one testing software Device Test Center.
If your SIMfony setup is arranged around the IT³ Prove!, you interact with the
familiar UI of the IT³ Prove! during monitoring, test case execution, and
result analysis.

User-Friendly
Test Case Management

The integrated Test Case Manager offers a convenient user
interface to configure the PICS/PIXIT parameters of the device under test. With
the optional Test Case Manager Pro, it is possible to configure the parameters on
the network side and identify tests which are relevant for the device under
test. Hence, a test plan is created that includes only those test cases that are
actually applicable to your testing requirements.

Convenient
Log File Handling

The verdicts produced by the network simulator are
merged with the UICC simulator verdicts which results in an overall test
verdict. The network simulator log files can be viewed right on the COMPRION test
system.

Efficient
Working in Batch Mode

COMPRION SIMfony offers the possibility to run all stand-alone
and combined tests in batch mode. The operator only has to select the desired
test cases and start the batch run.

 

Automate Your Mobile Device Testing

 

How to Save
Time & Money

In today’s fast moving world reducing the time-to-
market for mobile devices is a crucial competitive factor. However,
comprehensive mobile device testing is labor-and cost-intensive. COMPRION
terminal automation helps you to get rid of manual interaction like power
on/off or messages that have to be read from the display. This frees your
testing team to focus on what they do best: analyzing the results.

Without
COMPRION SIMfony

Smart card simulator, network simulator and the device
under test have to be operated manually.

With
COMPRION SIMfony

The operator only needs to interact with the smart
card simulator, and the device under test.

With
COMPRION SIMfony and Additional Device Automation

The operator only needs to start the test(s).

The core of the automation system is COMPRION Terminal
Automation Provider (TAP). This software can be installed either on the test
platform itself or on any host PC dedicated to run the control software of the
device under test. With COMPRION TAP, you need to adapt your equipment only once.
Then, you can easily execute COMPRION SIMfony tests whether combined or
stand-alone in full automation mode over and over again. This is especially
useful for regression testing. The additional benefit of this concept is that
the complete test case maintenance is handled just by COMPRION’s terminal
automation solution.

Work with
the Remote Interface

To ease the control of the test setup, you can use the
Remote Interface. Combined with the COMPRION Terminal Automation, you can run regression
tests of all GCF/CCF/PTCRB-relevant tests fully automated overnight.

Integration
into an Existing Test Case Management System

If you use your own test management system, COMPRION
SIMfony can be integrated via the Remote Interface. In that event, your test
case management system only has to start the tests and manage the results.
Combing the Remote Interface and TAP gives you a fully automated testing
experience.

Error
Debugging

COMPRION SIMfony offers the same tried and tested
debugging information featured in our other products also in terminal
automation mode.

COMPRION
Terminal Automation – Typical Use Cases

·        
Regression tests

·        
Overnight tests

·        
GCF/PTCRB-relevant use cases

COMPRION
Terminal Automation – Key Benefits at a Glance

·        
Saves time by speeding up testing – especially useful for
frequent regression tests

·        
Efficient batch mode processing

·        
No handling errors

·        
Highly reliable and repeatable results