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Procedure for collecting RF data using XCAL

COLLECTING RF DATA USING XCAL


This document illustrates setup procedure required for RF CDMA data collection using XCAL drive test tool.

ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS


Acronyms 1RTT Single carrier (1) Radio Transmission Technology (for Voice test). EVDO Evolution Data Optimized (for Data test). ISSHO Intersystem Soft Hand Off (for Voice test). BSC Base Station Controller FER Frame Erasure Rate QPST Qualcomm Product Support Tool ASIC Application-Specific Integrated Circuit Definitions Long Calls Calls that last for an extended period of time in order to measure dropped calls and to improve the maintenance of these calls. Short Calls Calls that last from 15 seconds to approximately two minutes. Short calls test the accessibility of the site. Markov Calls Instrumentation calls of known data sets used to collect frame error statistics. They are conducted between a mobile station and a BSC for FER testing. FER It takes into account the number of data frames in error over a defined block of frames. QPST It is a set of windows tools designed to interface with, control, and test CDMA phones that contain QUALCOMM ASICs.

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GETTING STARTED
Connect the mobile(s) to the laptop and Double Click on the QPST Service Programming application on the desktop to detect mobile(s) connected.

The mobile(s) connected will be displayed on the phone selection window as shown below

NOTE: All mobile(s) connected must be displayed, otherwise Click Cancel on the Phone Selection window and Close the QPST Service Programming application; then disconnect and reconnect the mobile(s) and launch QPST Service Programming application again. When all the mobile(s) connected are displayed on the phone selection window, you can exit the application by clicking Cancel before closing the application.

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Double Click on the XCAL icon on the desktop

CREATING WORKSPACE FOR 1xRTT 2 PHONES PLUS GPS


NOTE: The two phones added to the scenario name intend usage for both short and long calls. Open up XCAL To get the Call Statistics window On the menu bar, CLICK on Statistics/Status, a drop down menu will show up, Select Call Statistics (Current Scenario) Illustration is as shown below. Mobile 1

Mobile 1 No. Mobile 2 No.

GPS Reading

From this window, you can see the mobile(s) connected indicated by their mobile number and the GPS reading of your current location as shown using the arrows above.
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To get the CDMA Signaling Graph window On the menu bar, CLICK on Graph, a drop down menu will show up, Select CDMA Signaling Graph Illustration is as shown below. Mobile 1

To get the Phone Status window On the menu bar, CLICK on Status, a drop down menu will show up, Select Phone Status Mobile 1

Illustration is as shown below.

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To get the Real-Time Mapping window On the menu bar, CLICK on File, a drop down menu will show up, Select Real Time Mapping Illustration is as shown below. Mobile 1

To assign port to devices connected On the menu bar, CLICK on Setting, a drop down menu will show up, Select Port Setting Mobile 1

Illustration is as shown below for port configuration for all devices connected.

Then Click OK
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TO SAVE SETTING
On the menu bar, CLICK on File, a drop down menu will show up, Click on Save All Setting, this window appears

Save the Setting appropriately by stating the file name and Click Save. NOTE: The saved setting must be in the Program Files Wireless Logix XCAL Settings folder location.

TO START LOGGING
On the icon bar, CLICK on AutoCall and the display window is as shown below.

To create new autocall scenario CLICK on the Create New Scenario icon, Name the scenario e.g Markov Short and input configuration settings for the Call Type you want to carryout by clicking on the desired task. Click OK
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For Voice Call, CLICK on Voice on the Call Type pane For Data Call, CLICK on FTP on the Call Type pane Call Type

See Configuration Settings below for the various scenario Configuration setting for Markov Short Call Scenario On the AutoCall Scenario setting window, Double Click on Markov Short on the Scenario Name mini window to view the configuration setting. Illustration below shows the configuration setting for Markov Short Call NOTE: For both Markov Short and Markov Long Calls, you are calling the Switch having dialed digit which will be provided by the Client. For ISSHO Shakedown Drive Test, you are calling a receiving phone for both Short and Long Calls; the dialed digit should be the receiving phone number.

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Configuration setting for Markov Long Call Scenario Use same procedure of Markov Short. Illustration below shows the configuration setting for Markov Long Call

Configuration setting for Long Call i.e when you are calling a receiving phone Use same procedure for Markov Short Illustration below shows the configuration setting for Long Calls.

THEN Drag Markov Short from Scenario name window to mobile 1 cell on the AutoCall Scenario mini window. Drag Markov Long from Scenario name window to mobile 2 cell on the AutoCall Scenario mini window. Click OK
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See Illustration below

Drag and Drop

It takes you to the location where you want the log file to be saved. Locate the Folder and save Log file appropriately as xxxShakedown where xxx represent the Site ID. See illustration below

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When On Call the window display will be as shown below

TO STOP LOGGING
On the icon bar, Click on Call Stop. A Do you want to stop autocall window will be displayed Click YES See below the call end window

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CREATING A WORKSPACE FOR EVDO


The following windows make up the setting for EVDO workspace as listed below; 1. Real Time Mapping 2. Call Statistics (Current Scenario) 3. Phone Status 4. EVDO RevA Signal Graph 5. EVDO AT Status Open up XCAL and Click on Cancel. A default setting is opened. The first three windows namely Real Time Mapping, Call Statistics (Current Scenario) and Phone Status follow the same procedure as discussed earlier. The Call Statistics (Current Scenario) window looks thus;

The Phone Status window looks thus;

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To get the EVDO RevA Signal Graph window On the menu bar, CLICK on Graph, a drop down menu show up Select EVDO RevA Signal Graph Illustration is as shown below Mobile 1

To get the EVDO AT Status window On the menu bar, CLICK on Statistics, a drop down menu show up Select EVDO AT Status Illustration is as shown below Mobile 1

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To assign port to devices connected On the menu bar, CLICK on Setting, a drop down menu show up, Select Port Setting Mobile 1

Illustration is as shown below for port configuration for all devices connected

Then Click OK

TO START LOGGING
On the icon bar, CLICK on AutoCall and the AutoCall Scenario Setting window displays as shown below

Delete the Scenario name on the Autocall Scenario mini window by highlighting it and Clicking Delete All Then Click OK
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Drag the Scenario name you want to carryout and drop it on the Mobile 1 cell Click OK It takes you to the location where you want the log file to be saved. Locate the folder and save log file appropriately as xxxShakedown_DL where xxx represent the site ID and _DL for Download respectively. Configuration setting for FTP DL Scenario On the AutoCall Scenario Setting window, Double Click on the Scenario name EvDo FTP DL to show configuration setting.

Configuration setting for FTP UL Scenario On the AutoCall Scenario Setting window, Double Click on the Scenario name EvDo FTP UL to show configuration setting. Illustration below shows the configuration setting for EvDo FTP UL

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When you are running sessions, the window display will be as shown below

TO STOP LOGGING
On the icon bar, Click on Call Stop. A Do you want to stop autocall window will be displayed. Click YES

TO EDIT MULTILINKS SITE DATABASE


On the menu bar, CLICK on Setting Click on BTS Manager You can edit any of the following details only if need arise. Click OK See window below

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CREATING A WORKSPACE FOR 1RTT 2 PHONES, GPS PLUS SCANNER The following windows make up the setting for 1RTT 2 PHONES, GPS PLUS SCANNER workspace as listed below; 1. Real Time Mapping 2. Call Statistics (Current Scenario) 3. Phone Status 4. CDMA Signaling Graph 5. DTI (CDMA/EVDO)

Open up XCAL and Click on Cancel. A default setting is opened. The first four windows namely Real Time Mapping, Call Statistics (Current Scenario), Phone Status and CDMA Signalling Graph follow the same procedure as discussed earlier. To get the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window On the icon bar, CLICK on Scanner and the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window shows up as shown below

To assign port to devices connected On the menu bar, CLICK on Setting, a drop down menu will show up, Select Port Setting Mobile 1

Illustration is as shown below for port configuration for all devices connected NOTE: Choose allocated port for each device. For the Scanner, you need to create an interface scenario for the test. For PCtel Seagull CDMA Scanner, use the following configuration data below.

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To create this interface scenario, CLICK on tab highlighted with the arrow as shown above, and this window comes up;

THEN Name the Interface e.g. Test Select the Scanner Type and the Baud Rate by clicking on the drop down arrow. For this scanner, choose DTI (CDMA/EVDO) and 115200 respectively. Also, Select the Frequency Band by clicking on the drop down arrow and select the band test to be carried out. e.g. America 800 MHz Cellular (fwd).
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Click Add/Edit icon to save the Alias Setting and Click OK. Click OK again to complete both the Mobile and GPS/Scanner Settings. Illustration below shows the various windows that make up the workspace.

Mobile 1 No

Scanner Connected

GPS Reading

From this window, you can see the mobile(s) connected indicated by their mobile number, the scanner and the GPS reading of your current location as shown using the arrows above. NEXT You have to input the necessary configuration parameter on the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window namely 1. Pilot Number(s) 2. Channel(s) allotted 3. Start Frequency range To do this, Right Click on the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window and Click on the various headers to input parameter settings as shown below

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Configuration Setting for Top N Pilot Scan In this window, input the Channel(s) allotted, Select Correlation Taps using the drop down arrow and CHECK box for all the rows in which parameters were inputted as shown below.

Click OK Configuration Setting for RSSI Scan In this window, input the Channel(s) allotted, and Click Add as shown below.

Click OK
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Configuration Setting for Code Domain In this window, input the Channel(s) allotted, input the Pilot Number(s) and CHECK box for all the rows in which parameters were inputted as shown below.

Click OK Configuration Setting for Spectrum Analysis In this window, input the Start Frequency and CHECK box for all the rows in which parameters were inputted as shown below.

Click OK
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TO START LOGGING Same as that of 1RTT 2 Phones plus GPS Scenario. When On Call Looking at the RSSI on the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window.

Looking at the Pilot on the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window

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Looking at the Spectrum on the DTI (CDMA/EVDO) window

TO STOP LOGGING Same as that of 1RTT 2 Phones plus GPS Scenario. Window at Call End

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