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Release Notes actix Analyzer

Update November 2019

This release contains support for new and updated file formats. There are updates for
most technologies that Analyzer supports, with changes falling under the following
categories:

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• Technology improvements:

  •  2 new 5GNR UE stateforms
  •  Improved detection of LTE-5GNR (NSA) Technology_Mode
  •  Keysight Nemo support for 5GNR UEs

• New collections of devices and improvements:

  • Support added for Keysight Nemo Outdoor 8.5 (ff2.41) NMFS encrypted
    format
  • Initial support for Keysight Nemo 5GNR UEs, with OFDM Scan, RRC decode
    and cell measurements supported
  • Support added for Infovista TEMS Investigation 21.2.1 / Pocket 21.1
  • Support for many new 5GNR devices in TEMS Investigation
  • YouTube support for Freewill AzenQos AZM format
  • 24 updates to various NR 5G messages, 7 updates to LTE messages for
    Qualcomm chipsets
  • Stability improvements for Rohde & Schwarz ROMES4 v19.2 files (native
    RSCMD or unzipped from SQC container)
  • Floorplan auto-extraction for Solutelia WINd Pro indoor measurements

• Application Layer improvements:

  • 2 new 5GNR UE stateforms
  • New 5GNR event detection thresholds

5G-NR support
• There are two new stateforms for UE analysis:

– 5G NR Handset Beam Measurements MIMO
– 5G NR Handset Throughput per Carrier

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– Support has been added for B1-NR and B2-NR configuration parameters.
– Support has been added for LTE_Uu_RRC_PLMN_Info_upperLayerIndication
to show UE has 5G coverage (prior to NR MAC layer setup).
– Improvements have been made to the detection of LTE-5GNR (NSA)
Technology_Mode.
– Support has been added for a further 24 new versions of Qualcomm Snapdragon
X50/X55 chipset messages.
– Support has been added for NR_UE_RACH_Attempt_Reason in Rohde &
Schwarz QualiPoc
– Support has been added for the following 5GNR devices with Infovista TEMS
Investigation:

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G (M1810E5GG)
  • OnePlus 7T Pro 5G (HD1925)
  • Qualcomm reference device (X50/SM8150)
  • Rohde & Schwarz TSME 5GNR scanning receiver

– Initial support for 5GNR UEs in Keysight Nemo encrypted NMFS format:

  • Message Browser and attribute support for:
    o OFDMSCAN
    o RRCSM
    o CELLMEAS
    o RACHI
  • Message Browser support for:
    o SCELL
    o CQI
    o PHRATE
    o PHRATEU
    o MACRATE
    o MACRATEU

New collection device or technology support

FalconSmart support
• Resolved a problem where FalconSmart files failed to load where SIP/SDP messages contained IPv6 PCAP signaling.
• Resolved a problem where RTCP frames were not being decoded.

Freewill AzenQos AZM support
• Support has been added for HTTP DL/UL, HTTP Browsing and Streaming media (YouTube) data tasks.

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Infovista TEMS support
• Support has been added for TEMS Investigation 21.2.1 / Pocket 21.1.
• Resolved a problem where LTE_UE_Throughput_PDCP_DL was reporting very high spurious values.
• Support has been added for renamed TEMS IEs in TEMS API 21.2.1:
– NR_Scan_SSB_SINR_SortedBy_RSRP[ ] set from NR Scanned SS SINR
– NR_Scan_SSB_SINR_SortedBy_RSRP[ ] new attribute
• Resolved an issue affecting LTE L1 UL/DL decoding with the Exynos chipset, for the following attributes:
o LTE_UE_BLER_UL
o LTE_UE_MCS_Average_UL
o LTE_UE_MCS_Average_UL_for_Carrier
o LTE_UE_RB_Num_UL
o LTE_UE_Power_Tx_PRACH
o LTE_UE_PathLoss_DL
o LTE_UE_MCS_Average_DL (calculated to be the weighted average of MCS based on per-carrier bandwidths from LTE LL1 CA Cell message, rounded to the nearest integer)
o LTE_UE_MCS_Average_DL_for_Carrier
o LTE_UE_NACK_Rate_DL
o LTE_UE_RB_Num_DL
• Support has been added for the following devices:
o Samsung S7 (SM-G930A) WCDMA capabilities added
o Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N976O, SM-N976Q, SM-N976U) 5GNR support
o Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973F ODM+) LTE support
o Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G (M1810E5GG) 5GNR support
o OnePlus 7T Pro 5G (HD1925) 5GNR support
o Qualcomm reference device (X50/SM8150) 5GNR support
o Rohde & Schwarz TSME 5GNR scanning receiver

Keysight Nemo support
• Support has been added for encrypted NMFS format with Nemo Outdoor 8.5 and Nemo Handy 3.9 (ff 2.39, ff 2.40. ff 2.41).
• Stream name is now set from the #DN Device Name field in the file header.
• Resolved a problem where PCI values were being set too late in a handover event. PCI and EARFCN are now being set at the RRC Reconfiguration Complete message.

• Initial support for 5GNR UEs has been added, adding the following decode improvements:
o Note: Scanner measurements from FR1 and NR-RRC signaling are supported with the Analyzer LTE-Advanced-Pro platform license. Support for FR2 and UE measurements is only available with the Analyzer 5GNR platform license.
o RRC Signaling (RRCSM) message, setting attribute NR_RRC_MsgType and all currently supported 3GPP RRC information elements, setting LTE_RRCReconfig_to5GNSA_Init / OK events.

o Cell Measurement (CELLMEAS) message, setting attributes:
o NR_UE_Band[ ] (PSCell / Serving Beam type only)
o NR_UE_Beam_Idx[ ] o NR_UE_NR_ARFCN_DL[ ] o NR_UE_PCI[ ] o NR_UE_RSRP[ ] o NR_UE_RSRQ[ ] o NR_UE_SINR[ ] o NR_UE_RSSI[ ] o Note: Cell Type “SCG PSCell” and Beam Type “Serving Beam” will set the 0 array position, and Cell Type “SCG SCell n” will set the lower array positions.

o OFDM Scanning Results (OFDMSCAN) message, setting attributes:
o NR_Scan_Beam_*
o NR_Scan_NR_ARFCN
o NR_Scan_SubCarrierSpacing
o NR_Scan_SSBPattern
o NR_Scan_SSBPeriodicity
o NR_Scan_*_SortedBy_RSRP
o NR_Scan_PSS_*_SortedBy_RSRP
o NR_Scan_SSS_*_SortedBy_RSRP
o NR_Scan_SSB_*_SortedBy_RSRP
o RACH Info (RACHI) message, setting attributes:
o NR_UE_Power_Tx_PRACH
o NR_UE_RACH_AccessDelay
o NR_UE_RACH_Attempt_Reason
o NR_UE_RACH_AttemptCount
o NR_UE_RACH_AttemptResult
o NR_UE_RACH_Procedure_Count
o NR_UE_Timing_Advance
o Serving cell information (SCELL) message, in the Message Browser only.
o Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) message, in the Message Browser only.
o Physical Channel Throughput (PHRATE) message, in the Message Browser only.
o Physical Channel Throughput Uplink (PHRATEU) message, in the Message Browser only.
o MAC Layer Throughput (MACRATE) message, in the Message Browser only.
o MAC Layer Throughput Uplink (MACRATEU) message, in the Message Browser only.
o Scan Configuration (SCANCONFIG) message, in the Message Browser only.
o Technology_Mode attribute, detected based on RRC Reconfiguration to NSA procedure followed by successful RACH procedure;
o Support for event panel hierarchy and message filtering in the Message Browser, and message filtering in the Protocol Stack Browser.
o Attribute support from the remaining messages will follow in future Analyzer Updates.
o Note: For Nemo encrypted data loaded from NMFS files, it is no longer possible to display the raw data within the Message Browser or Protocol Stack Browser.

PCTel SeeGull DTR support
• Added a new attribute PCTel_Scanned_Technology for NR.
• Added a new attribute Product_Name extracted for HBflex / IBflex / MXflex for NR.
• Added a new attribute Product_Version extracted from “DTR Interface Version” in the header.

Qualcomm QXDM / chipset support
• Support has been added for new versions of these messages in the Message Browser:
o Cell Reselection packet v2 (0x4005), setting the correct SC in attributes:
o CPICH_AllSets_UE_****_For_SC[] o CPICH_MonitoredSet_UE_****_For_SC[] o LTE MAC DL Transport Block v49 (0xB063)
o LTE RLC DL AM ALL PDU v1, SubPkt 65 v4 (0xB082)
o LTE RLC DL Statistics v49 (0xB087)
o LTE RLC UL AM All PDU (0xB092)
o LTE PDCP DL Statistics Pkt v49 (0xB0A4)
o LTE ML1 Idle IRAT Measurement Request (0xB187)
o LTE LL1 PUSCH CSF v163 (0xB14E)
o NR 5G RRC OTA Packet v8 (0xB821)
o NR 5G L2 DL DATA PDU v6 (0xB857)
o NR 5G L2 UL Data PDU v2 (0xB870)
o NR 5G MAC UL TB Stats v1.02 (0xB881)
o NR 5G MAC UL Physical Channel Schedule Report v1.5 (0xB883)
o NR 5G MAC DCI Info v1.12 (0xB885)
o NR 5G MAC DCI Info v2.5 (0xB885)
o NR 5G MAC RACH Trigger v1.2 (0xB889)
o NR 5G MAC RACH Trigger v2.01 (0xB889)
o NR 5G MAC RACH Trigger v2.1 (0xB889)
o NR 5G MAC RACH Attempt v1.2 (0xB88A)
o NR 5G MAC RACH Attempt v2.1 (0xB88A)
o NR 5G MAC LL1 CSF Indication v1.03 (0xB891)
o NR 5G MAC UCI Information v1.2 (0xB89B)
o NR 5G MAC LL1 PUSCH Tx v1.02 (0xB8A0)
o NR 5G MAC CSF Report v2.1 (0xB8A7), setting attributes:
o NR_UE_CQI_WB_DL
o NR_UE_RI_DL
o NR_UE_CRI_DL
o NR_UE_CRIMetric_DL
o NR_UE_LI_DL o NR 5G LL1 FW MAC TX IU Power v0 (0xB8D2), setting attributes
o NR_UE_Power_Tx_PUCCH
o NR_UE_Power_Tx_PUSCH
o NR_UE_Power_Tx_SRS
o NR_UE_Power_Tx_PRACH
o NR_UE_Pathloss_DL
o NR_UE_MaxTxPowerLimit_PUCCH
o NR_UE_MaxTxPowerLimit_PUSCH
o NR_UE_MaxTxPowerLimit_SRS
o NR_UE_MaxTxPowerLimit_PRACH
o NR 5G ML1 DL Dedicated Config v1.03 (0xB951)
o NR 5G ML1 DL Dedicated Config v2.04 (0xB951)
o NR 5G ML1 DL Handover v1.03 (0xB952)
o NR 5G ML1 DL Handover v2.04 (0xB952)
o NR 5G ML1 Searcher ACQ Config and Response v1.05 (0xB96D)
o NR 5G ML1 Searcher Measurement Database Update Ext v1.02 (0xB97F)
o NR 5G ML1 Searcher Measurement Database Update Ext v1.03 (0xB97F)

Rohde & Schwarz ROMES4 RSCMD support
• Improvements have been made in the decoding of FIVEG_SCAN_RESULT to the scanned RSRP values.
• Resolved a problem where SQC and unzipped RSCMD files from within the SQC containers, collected in ROMES4 v19.2, caused Analyzer to crash during file load.

Rohde & Schwarz QualiPoc/Smart Benchmarker MF support
• Added support for NR_UE_RACH_Attempt_Reason from the Reason field in the NG5G PRACH message.

Solutelia WINd Pro support
• Floorplan images stored in the _indoor.zip sidefile generated by WINd Pro are automatically extracted during the file load process, and displayed as a map layer during the Analyzer session. Floorplan JPEG raster and TAB files are extracted to C:\ProgramData\Actix\Analyzer\Floorplans\Temporary
• Support has been added for setting Latitude / Longitude from the Indoor Map Position marker when no GPS is logged.
• Support has been added for the additional subframe version number of the Enhanced TopN Scan Message.

Verizon DataPro support
• Added support for PCTel HBflex scanner data collected with the DataPro tool.

Event Detection Improvements
• Attribute LTE_Uu_RRC_PLMN_Info_upperLayerIndication (from SIB2) has been added to show that the UE has 5G service (prior to NR MAC layer setup).
• Resolved a problem with the detection of GSM and UMTS. GSM/GPRS messages will not be decoded following UMTS BCCH message, or RR Paging message if the previous L3 message is an LTE paging and then the UE camps on UMTS via the “WCDMA Active Set” message.
• Support added for network directed LTE Reselection:
o LTE_Event_RedirectedReselection_fromUMTS_Duration (including successful and failed CSFB procedure). This is in addition to the existing LTE_CSFB_LTE_ReselectionTime (triggers only when the call resumes on UMTS following a successful CSFB procedure).
o Improved detection of LTE_Event_CSFB_LTEReselectionInit and LTE_Event_CSFB_LTEReselectionOK events.
• Improvements have been made to the detection of LTE-5GNR (NSA) mode in Technology_Mode:
o NR_LTE_NSA_Rach_timer (new threshold)
o NR_LTE_NSA_Reconf_timer (new threshold)
o NR_LTE_NSA_PP_timer (new ping pong threshold)
o In scenarios where no RACH Success event is logged, set Technology_Mode to LTE-5GNR based on timer, but set at the most recent RRC Connection Reconfiguration Complete message.
o NR_UE_RACH_AttemptResult support for 3 (ABORTED) and 5 (FAILURE MSG4 CT TIMER EXPIRED)

General
• Restricted the decode of the NR-segment of the LTE UL-DCCH Measurement Report to require LTE-Advanced-Pro or 5GNR platform licenses.
• Support added for event B1-NR and B2-NR configuration parameters from the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message.
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB1_NR_reportOnLeave
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB1_NR_b1_ThresholdNR_nr_RSRP
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB1_NR_b1_ThresholdNR_nr_RSRQ
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB1_NR_b1_ThresholdNR_nr_SINR
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB2_NR_reportOnLeave
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB2_NR_b2_Threshold1_nr_RSRP
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB2_NR_b2_Threshold1_nr_RSRQ
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB2_NR_b2_Threshold2_nr_RSRP
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB2_NR_b2_Threshold2_nr_RSRQ
o LTE_Uu_RRC_eventB2_NR_b2_Threshold2_nr_SINR

Application Layer Improvements
Spotlight
• Resolved a problem where the horizonal and vertical scrollbars were not visible in
the KPI panel of the Spotlight Summary Dashboard view.
• Resolved a problem which prevented maps from being inserted into Spotlight
Report Templates for scanner streams during their development.
Stateforms
• New stateforms have been added for 5GNR UE analysis:
o 5G NR Handset Beam Measurements MIMO
o 5G NR Handset Throughput per Carrier

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Thresholds
• New thresholds have been added to LTE-5GNR (NSA) event detection for
Technology_Mode (see the event detection section above):
o NR_LTE_NSA_Rach_timer
o NR_LTE_NSA_Reconf_timer
o NR_LTE_NSA_PP_timer
Data Volume
measurements for LTE
and 5GNR (UL and DL)
Data Throughputs for 5GNR
Application, PDCP, MAC, RLC
and L1 (UL and DL)
Per Carrier payload rates, LTE
and 5GNR, UL and DL.
Combined LTE + 5GNR
L1 throughput
Platform Improvements
Map
• Resolved a problem where pressing space bar whilst a legend range is selected
caused Analyzer to crash.
Message Browser
• Support has been added for message type filtering and searching, for Keysight
Nemo 5GNR.
• Removed the ability to display raw message data from encrypted Keysight Nemo
NMFS files.
Preference Settings
• Corrected the TEMS IE name in Preferences filtering:
o NR 5G LL1 FW MAC TX IU Power is now described as EPS PDSCH
Resource Blocks (%)
Protocol Stack Browser
• Support has been added for message type filtering and searching, for Keysight
Nemo 5GNR.
• Removed the ability to display raw message data from encrypted Keysight Nemo
NMFS files.

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