UL GSMA NFC Handset Test Suites

Verify the correct implementation of NFC UICC-based functionality in mobile devices.

Overview

  • Verify the correct implementation of NFC UICC-based functionality in mobile devices
  • Test functionality according to ETSI and GSMA test specifications

Who is it for?

UL GSMA NFC Handset Test Suites are the ideal network independent solutions  for handset manufacturers and conformance test laboratories that want to verify the correct implementation of NFC UICC-based functionality in mobile devices, based on technical core requirements (TS.26 NFC API and requirements and related test cases TS.27 NFC Test book) defined by GSMA.

Why do you need it?

GCF and PTCRB have added the GSMA NFC test requirements into their respective Certification Programs. Therefore, and among other mandatory requirements, mobile manufacturers must pass these GSMA test cases using officially accredited test laboratories under their certification schemes.

For this purpose, GCF has produced several Work Items for compiling and integrating the GSMA NFC test requirements. In particular: 

  • WI-133 SWP/HCI Terminal functionality
  • WI-176 UICC based NFC Services
  • WI-190 SWP/HCI Enhancements for UICC based NFC Services
  • WI-197 Evolution of UICC based NFC Services

PTCRB has created the RFT123 NFC Test book covering the same purpose.

What is inside?

The solution, identified in GCF and PTCRB as TP-120, includes, from a hardware perspective, the required NFC and UICC simulators, using Micropross MP500 TCL3 and SC2 boxes, respectively. Alternatively real UICCs and NFC tags and readers can be used.

On the software side, the UL Test Suites include:

  • UL SWP Terminal Test Suite
  • UL HCI Terminal Test Suite
  • UL GSMA NFC NI Handset Test Suite
  • UL Conclusion Test Manager

The UL Compliance Test Suites run on UL Conclusion Test Manager. UL Conclusion Test Manager is a user-friendly Test Management Application. UL Conclusion Test Manager consists of a test engine that has the ability to create and send messages in many variations via (several) interfaces to the system under test, and a cutting-edge test management system to manage the entire test process. It provides flexible ways in configuring the test execution and reporting results.

Key benefits

  • Assesses compliance with the latest GCF WI-176, 190 & 197, and PTCRB RFT 123 conformance test cases
  • Covers both development and conformance testing purposes
  • Fast results thanks to a separated test setup, operating network independent and network dependent tests in parallel
  • Cost effective solution based on easy to install software upgrades for existing customers
  • Real 24/7 test automation for optimized usage of your test capabilities
  • Other available GCF/PTCRB validated test suites can coexist in the same hardware

Specifications

Includes the following compatible test suites:

  • UL SWP Terminal Test Suite
  • UL HCI Terminal Test Suite
  • UL GSMA NFC NI Handset Test Suite

Specifications

  • NFC emulator based on ISO 14443, NFC Forum and EMVCo standards
  • Simulates NFC devices in Reader/Writer mode and card/tag emulator mode
  • UICC simulator based on ISO 7816, ETSI 102 221, Single Wire Protocol (SWP) and Host Control Interface (HCI) standards
  • Supports full 3G/GSM functionality which enables the handset to boot up properly

Network Independent Tests

As the specifications and work items evolve, the UL GSMA NFC NI Handset Test Suite is split into different test packages. These test packages will be updated or new test packages will be added. The currently available packages are:

UL GSMA NFC NI Handset Test Suite Package 1, covers:

  • SIMalliance Open Mobile API (OMAPI): GSMA TS.27, section 6; GCF WI 176, 197
  • NFC Features: GSMA TS.27, section 3: WI176, 197
  • UI Application Triggering: GSMA TS.27, section 8; GCF WI 176
  • Multiple Card Emulation Environment: GSMA TS.27, section 7; GCF WI 197

UL GSMA NFC NI Handset Test Suite Package 2, covers:

  • GlobalPlatform Secure Element Access Control (SEAC)
    • GSMA TS.27, section 5.3
    • GCF WI 176, 197, 214

UL GSMA NFC NI Handset Test Suite Package 3, covers:

  • Android specific: GSMA TS.27, section 15; GCF WI 197 & WI 214

Network Dependent Tests

To offer complete NFC conformance test coverage for network independent and network dependent bearer agnostic test cases, currently included in GCF and PCRB Certification related schemes, UL has extended the existing partnership with 7Layers.

7Layers offers the InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC for NFC devices, which allows to perform network dependent  tests based on WI-133 and WI-197. This test solution can be used for development  and conformance test purposes. It investigates the communication between a wireless device, a UICC and a mobile network.

Please contact us for additional information.

UL SWP/HCI Terminal Test Suites

For mobile handset (i.e. terminal) testing, UL offers the following test suites:

  • SWP Terminal Test Suite, based on ETSI TS 102 694-1
    • Test cases validated against GCF WI-133
    • Test cases validated against GCF WI-190
  • HCI Terminal Test Suite, based on ETSI TS 102 695-1 and TS 102 695-3
    • Test cases validated against GCF WI-133
    • Test cases validated against GCF WI-190

The test suites include test cases validated at GCF and PTCRB and may be used for certification of SWP enabled mobile handsets.

UL GSMA NFC Handset Test Suites were previously known as Collis GSMA NFC Handset Test Suites.

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