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Cat-M1 mode

The following table shows recommended test cases for radiated Cat-M1 signaling mode.

Table 1. RF performance tests for radiated Cat-M1 signaling mode
Mode Test item Test specification/ID Requirement Note
Cat-M1 TX Total Radiated Power (TRP)1 CTIA Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance v3.8.2, Radiated Power, 5.15 LTE Category M1 Undefined by CTIA for LTE Cat-M1.

Operators have their own specifications for radiated performance.

For analyzing a product’s radiated performance or validating conformance with operator requirements
Radiated spurious emissions2 ETSI EN 301 908 V11.1.7, chapter 4.2.2 Radiated emissions (UE) 30 MHz ≤f < 1000 MHz -36 dBm/100 kHz

1 GHz ≤f < 12.75 GHz -30 dBm/1 MHz

For CE certification
Radiated spurious emissions2 FCC CFR 47

Parts 22, 24 and 27

§27.53: B12,B13

§22.905 &§22.917: B5

§24.238 & §27.53: B2, B4,B25

Versatile collection of emission limits For FCC/ISED certification
Cat-M1 RX Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS)3 CTIA Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance v3.8.2, Receiver Performance, 6.20 LTE Category M1 Undefined by CTIA for LTE Cat-M1.

Operators have their own specifications for radiated performance.

For analyzing a product’s radiated performance or validating conformance with operator requirements
Note: Radiated spurious emissions include all spurious content from the end product, for example, from Integrated Circuit (IC)s and LEDs and may differ from conducted performance.
Note: The reuse of nRF9160's FCC or ISED certificate may not be valid if the product's antenna performance differs from the performance of the antenna used in the nRF9160 certificate.
1 Equivalent to conducted TX maximum output power.
2 Equivalent to conducted TX spurious emissions.
3 Equivalent to conducted RX reference sensitivity level.