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(11)EP 2 152 040 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
12.01.2011 Bulletin 2011/02

(21)Application number: 09010242.7

(22)Date of filing:  07.08.2009
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 52/02  (2009.01)

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Method and apparatus for improving DRX functionality when DRX timers are overlapped with a measurement gap

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Verbesserung der DRX-Funktion im Falle der Überlappung von DRX Timern und Messlücken

Procédé et appareil d'amélioration de la fonctionnalité DRX en cas d'un chevauchement entre un temporisateur DRX et un écart de mesure


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 08.08.2008 US 87173 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
10.02.2010 Bulletin 2010/06

(73)Proprietor: Innovative Sonic Limited
Tortola (VG)

(72)Inventor:
  • Tseng, Li-Chih
    Peitou, Taipei City (TW)

(74)Representative: Hager, Thomas Johannes 
Hoefer & Partner Patentanwälte Pilgersheimer Strasse 20
81543 München
81543 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
  
  • 3GPP: "3GPP TS 36.321 V8.2.0 (2008-05); 3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification (Release 8)" 3GPP, May 2008 (2008-05), pages 1-33, XP002554062
  • ERICSSON: "Clarification on UE behavior for DRX and configured measurement gaps" 3GPP DRAFT; R2-083152, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, vol. RAN WG2, no. Warsaw, Poland; 20080624, 24 June 2008 (2008-06-24), XP050140584 [retrieved on 2008-06-24]
  • NOKIA CORPORATION ET AL: "Measurement Gaps and DRX Timers" 3GPP DRAFT; R2-086085 MAC DRX TIMERS AND MEASUREMENT GAPS CR, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, no. Prague, Czech Republic; 20081104, 4 November 2008 (2008-11-04), XP050321149 [retrieved on 2008-11-04]
  • ZTE: "DRX and measurement gap" 3GPP DRAFT; R2-083984, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, no. Jeju; 20080812, 12 August 2008 (2008-08-12), XP050319165 [retrieved on 2008-08-12]
  • PANASONIC: "Relation between DRX and Gap for Measurement" 3GPP DRAFT; R2-074856_RELATION BETWEEN DRX AND GAP FOR MEASUREMENT, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, vol. RAN WG2, no. Jeju; 20071112, 12 November 2007 (2007-11-12), XP050137362 [retrieved on 2007-11-12]
  
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Description

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


Field of the Invention



[0001] The present invention relates to a method according to the preamble part of claim 1 and a communications device according to the preamble part of claim 7.

Description of the Related Art



[0002] Long Term Evolution wireless communication system (LTE system), an advanced high-speed wireless communication system established upon the 3G mobile telecommunication system, supports only packet-switched transmission, and tends to implement both Medium Access Control (MAC) layer and Radio Link Control (RLC) layer in one single communication site, such as in Node B (NB) alone rather than in NB and RNC (Radio Network Controller) respectively, so that the system structure becomes simple.

[0003] In LTE system, Discontinuous Reception (DRX) functionality is applied to MAC layer for allowing a user equipment (UE) to enter a standby mode during certain periods of time and stopping monitoring a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), so as to reduce power consumption of the UE.

[0004] According to related protocol specifications, the DRX functionality is configured by Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer, an upper layer of RLC layer. If the DRX functionality is configured, whenever a new DRX cycle begins, an On Duration Timer is started and the UE is awaked to monitor the PDCCH until the On Duration Timer expires. In addition, when a DRX Inactivity Timer or a DRX Retransmission Timer is running, the UE also monitors the PDCCH to acquire information about whether the network has assigned resources for uplink transmission or whether the network has downlink data for the UE to receive.

[0005] During the time when the UE monitors the PDCCH, if the PDCCH indicates the UE to receive or transmit a new transmission packet, the DRX Inactivity Timer is started or restarted for allowing the UE to continue monitoring the PDCCH, so as to prevent missing reception or transmission of following packets or to reduce data transmission delay.

[0006] On the other hand, if the PDCCH indicates the UE to receive a packet but the packet cannot be decoded successfully on a Downlink Share Channel (DL-SCH), the MAC layer of the UE would perform a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) process to request a retransmission of the packet. Since the UE would not receive any retransmission packet during a signaling round trip time (RTT) of the HARQ process, a HARQ RTT Timer is thus configured by the DRX functionality to allow the UE to enter into the standby mode during this round trip time. So the power consumption of the UE can further be saved.

[0007] After the HARQ RTT Timer expires, the DRX Retransmission Timer is started by the DRX functionality to awake the UE to start monitoring the PDCCH for detecting the retransmission packet of the HARQ process. In such a situation, if the retransmission packet of the HARQ process is successfully decoded, the DRX Retransmission Timer is stopped. Otherwise, the DRX Retransmission Timer is kept running until expiration, at which time the UE enters into the standby mode again.

[0008] In other words, the UE configured with the DRX functionality is allowed to stop monitoring the PDCCH during some period of time. The situations that the UE monitors the PDCCH when the DRX functionality is configured are summarized as follows: (1) when the On Duration Timer is running; (2) when the DRX Inactivity Timer is running; and (3) when the DRX Retransmission Timer is running. It is noted that the said timers and parameters used for controlling operation of the DRX functionality are configured by the RRC layer.

[0009] Detailed operations of the DRX functionality can be referred to related specifications, and are not further narrated herein.

[0010] According to the current specifications, the said timers for controlling the DRX functionality may be overlapped with a measurement gap, i.e. a duration the RRC layer assigns to the UE for performing radio measurement. Since the UE is incapable of monitoring the PDCCH within the measurement gap, the network scheduling would be greatly limited if overlap occurs between the said timers and the measurement gap.

[0011] For example, if the DRX Retransmission Timer is overlapped with the measurement gap, the time that can be used by the network to schedule retransmission packets is reduced during the running time of the DRX Retransmission Timer, or even there is no chance for the network to schedule retransmission packets during the running time of the DRX Retransmission Timer. As a result, the network scheduling is greatly limited. Similarly, the problem may also occur to the DRX Inactivity Timer and the On Duration Timer.

[0012] Document 3GPP TS 36.321, V8.2.0 on pages 1 to 33 discloses a discontinuous reception method. Therein, when a DRX cycle is configured the UE shall for each subframe monitor the PDCCH during an Active Time for the PDCCH subframe except if the subframe is required for uplink transmission for half-duplex FDD UE operation.

[0013] In Document 3GPP TSG-RAN2 Meeting #62 bis, "Clarification on UE behaviour for DRX and configured measurement gaps", R2-083152, Warsaw, June 30 to July 4, 2008, Ericsson clarifies that the UE is allowed to not monitor the PDCCH during a configuration gap, independently of the DRX state.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



[0014] It is therefore an objective of the present invention to provide a method and apparatus for improving a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) functionality in a user equipment (UE) of a wireless communication system.

[0015] According to the present invention, a method for improving a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) functionality in a user equipment (UE) of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of configuring a timer for controlling the DRX functionality, the timer indicating the UE a time length to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH); and excluding a duration corresponding to a measurement gap from calculation of the time length when a running time of the timer is overlapped with the measurement gap.

[0016] According to the present invention, a communications device for improving a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) functionality in a user equipment (UE) of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The communications device includes a processor for executing a program, and a memory, coupled to the processor, for storing the program. The program includes steps of configuring a timer for controlling the DRX functionality, the timer indicating the UE a time length to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH); and excluding a duration corresponding to a measurement gap from calculation of the time length when a running time of the timer is overlapped with the measurement gap.

[0017] These and other features, aspects and advantages of the present invention will become better understood with regard to the following description, appended claims, and accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0018] 

FIG.1 is a schematic diagram of a wireless communications system.

FIG.2 is a function block diagram of a wireless communications device.

FIG.3 is a diagram of program code of FIG.2.

FIG.4 is a flowchart of a process according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG.5 is an exemplary embodiment according to the process of FIG.4.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS



[0019] Please refer to FIG.1, which illustrates a schematic diagram of a wireless communications system 10. The wireless communications system 10 is preferred to be a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, and is briefly composed of a network and a plurality of user equipments (UEs). In FIG.1, the network and the UEs are simply utilized for illustrating the structure of the wireless communications system 10. Practically, the network may comprise a plurality of base stations (Node Bs), radio network controllers and so on according to actual demands, and the UEs can be devices such as mobile phones, computer systems, etc.

[0020] Please refer to FIG.2, which is a functional block diagram of a communications device 100 in a wireless communications system. The communications device 100 can be utilized for realizing the UEs in FIG .1, and the wireless communications system is preferably the LTE system. For the sake of brevity, FIG.2 only shows an input device 102, an output device 104, a control circuit 106, a central processing unit (CPU) 108, a memory 110, a program 112, and a transceiver 114 of the communications device 100. In the communications device 100, the control circuit 106 executes the program 112 in the memory 110 through the CPU 108, thereby controlling an operation of the communications device 100. The communications device 100 can receive signals input by a user through the input device 102, such as a keyboard, and can output images and sounds through the output device 104, such as a monitor or speakers. The transceiver 114 is used to receive and transmit wireless signals, delivering received signals to the control circuit 106, and outputting signals generated by the control circuit 106 wirelessly. From a perspective of a communications protocol framework, the transceiver 114 can be seen as a portion of Layer 1, and the control circuit 106 can be utilized to realize functions of Layer 2 and Layer 3.

[0021] Please continue to refer to FIG.3. FIG.3 is a schematic diagram of the program 112 shown in FIG.2. The program 112 includes an application layer 200, a Layer 3 202, and a Layer 2 206, and is coupled to a Layer 1 218. The Layer 2 206 includes a Medium Access Control (MAC) entity 222 capable of simultaneously performing multiple Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) processes with a evolved Node-B (eNB) for packet reception and supporting a discontinuous reception (DRX) functionality. When the DRX functionality is executed by the MAC entity 222 according to Radio Resource Control (RRC) commands of the Layer 3 202, an embodiment of the present invention provides a DRX improving program 220 in the program 112 to enhance system scheduling efficiency.

[0022] Please refer to FIG.4, which illustrates a schematic diagram of a process 40 according to an embodiment of the present invention. The process 40 is utilized for improving the DRX functionality in a UE of a wireless communication system and can be compiled into the DRX improving program 220. The process 40 includes the following steps:

Step 400: Start.



[0023] Step 402: Configure a timer for controlling the DRX functionality, the timer indicating the UE a time length to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH).

[0024] Step 404: Exclude a duration corresponding to a measurement gap from calculation of the time length when a running time of the timer is overlapped with the measurement gap.

Step 406: End.



[0025] According to the process 40, the UE first configures the timer for controlling the DRX functionality. The said timer indicates the UE a time length to monitor the PDCCH. When the running time of the timer is overlapped with the measurement gap, the UE shall exclude the number of transmission time intervals (TTIs) corresponding to the measurement gap from calculation of the time length.

[0026] In other words, when the timer of the DRX functionality is overlapped with the measurement gap, since the UE is incapable of monitoring the PDCCH during the measurement gap, the embodiment of the present invention excludes the number of TTIs corresponding to the measurement gap from counting the time length of the timer, so that the total time the UE monitoring the PDCCH before expiry of the said timer would not be reduced by the measurement gap. Consequently, the embodiment of the present invention can enhance system scheduling efficiency.

[0027] Preferably, in the embodiment of the present invention, the said timer can be a DRX Retransmission Timer, a DRX Inactivity Timer or a On Duration Timer. The DRX Retransmission Timer is started when the UE expects to receive a downlink transmission; the DRX Inactivity Timer is started or restarted when the PDCCH indicates the UE to receive or transmit a new transmission; and the On Duration Timer is started when the UE enters in to a DRX cycle. Detailed definitions and operations of the said timer can be referred to related specifications, and are not further narrated herein.

[0028] Please refer to FIG.5, which is an exemplary embodiment according to the process 40 of FIG.4. Taking the DRX Inactivity Timer for example, assume that the time length of the DRX Inactivity Timer is 5 TTIs and the DRX Inactivity Timer is started at the 3th TTI. If a measurement gap occurs from the 6th TTI to the 11th TTI, the DRX Inactivity Timer is then suspended at the 6th TTI and resumes counting at the 12th TTI until the running time of the DRX Inactivity Timer reaches 5 TTIs, i.e. the 13th TTI. Therefore, the embodiment of the present invention can prevent the total time the UE monitoring the PDCCH from being affected due to overlap between the measurement gap and the timer of the DRX functionality, so that the system scheduling efficiency can be enhanced.

[0029] In summary, the embodiment of the present invention provides a method for handling the timer of the DRX functionality and the measurement gap, such that the timer of the DRX functionality is unaffected by the measurement gap and the system scheduling efficiency can be enhanced.

[0030] Although the present invention has been described in considerable detail with reference to certain preferred embodiments thereof, the disclosure is not for limiting the scope of the invention. Persons having ordinary skill in the art may make various modifications and changes without departing from the scope of the invention. Therefore, the scope of the appended claims should not be limited to the description of the preferred embodiments described above.


Claims

1. A method for improving a Discontinuous Reception herein after called DRX functionality in a user equipment hereinafter called UE of a wireless communication system (10), comprising:

configuring a timer for controlling the DRX functionality, the timer indicating the UE a time length to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel herein after called PDCCH (402); and

characterized by excluding a duration corresponding to a measurement gap from calculation of the time length when a running time of the timer is overlapped with the measurement gap (404).


 
2. The method of claim 1, characterized in that the measurement gap is assigned by a Radio Resource Control herein after called RRC layer for the UE to perform radio measurement.
 
3. The method of claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the UE is incapable of monitoring the PDCCH within the measurement gap.
 
4. The method of one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the timer is a DRX Retransmission Timer and is started when the UE expects to receive a downlink transmission.
 
5. The method of one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the timer is a DRX Inactivity Timer and is started or restarted when the PDCCH indicates the UE to receive or transmit a new transmission.
 
6. The method of one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the timer is an On Duration Timer and is started when the UE enters in to a DRX cycle.
 
7. A communication device for improving a Discontinuous Reception herein after called DRX functionality in a user equipment herein after called UE of a wireless communication system (10), comprising:

a processor (108) for executing a program (112); and

a memory (110) coupled to the processor for storing the program (112); wherein the program (112) comprises:

configuring a timer for controlling the DRX functionality, the timer indicating the UE a time length to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel herein after called PDCCH (402); and

characterized by excluding a duration corresponding to a measurement gap from calculation of the time length when a running time of the timer is overlapped with the measurement gap (404).


 
8. The communication device of claim 7, characterized in that the measurement gap is assigned by a Radio Resource Control herein after called RRC layer for the UE to perform radio measurement.
 
9. The communication device of claim 7 or 8, characterized in that the UE is incapable of monitoring the PDCCH within the measurement gap.
 
10. The communication device of one of claims 7 to 9, characterized in that the timer is a DRX Retransmission Timer and is started when the UE expects to receive a downlink transmission.
 
11. The communication device of one of claims 7 to 10, characterized in that the timer is a DRX Inactivity Timer and is started or restarted when the PDCCH indicates the UE to receive or transmit a new transmission.
 
12. The communication device of one of claims 7 to 11, characterized in that the timer is an On Duration Timer and is started when the UE enters in to a DRX cycle.
 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren zum Verbessern einer diskontinuierlichen Empfangsfunktion, nachfolgend als DRX-Funktion bezeichnet, in einem Anwendergerät, nachfolgend als UE bezeichnet, eines drahtlosen Kommunikationssystems (10), umfassend:

Konfigurieren eines Zeitgebers zum Steuern der DRX-Funktion, wobei der Zeitgeber dem UE eine Zeitdauer angibt, um einen physikalischen Donwlink-Steuerkanal, nachfolgend als PDCCH bezeichnet, zu überwachen (402); und

gekennzeichnet durch Ausschließen einer Dauer, die zu einer Messlücke korrespondiert, bei der Berechnung der Zeitdauer, wenn eine Laufzeit des Zeitgebers mit der Messlücke überlappt (404).


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Messlücke von einer Funkressourcensteuerungs-Schicht, nachfolgend als RRC-Schicht bezeichnet, zugewiesen wird, damit das UE die Funkmessung durchführt.
 
3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das UE nicht in der Lage ist, den PDCCH innerhalb der Messlücke zu überwachen.
 
4. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Zeitgeber ein DRX-Neuübertragungszeitgeber, DRX Retransmission Timer, ist und gestartet wird, wenn das UE erwartet, eine Downlink-Übertragung zu empfangen.
 
5. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Zeitgeber ein DRX-Inaktivitätszeitgeber, DRX Inactivity Timer, ist und gestartet oder erneut gestartet wird, wenn der PDCCH dem UE angibt, eine neue Übertragung zu empfangen oder zu senden.
 
6. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Zeitgeber ein Einschaltdauer-Zeitgeber, On Duration Timer, ist und gestartet wird, wenn das UE in einen DRX-Zyklus eintritt.
 
7. Kommunikationsvorrichtung zum Verbessern einer diskontinuierlichen Empfangsfunktion, nachfolgend als DRX-Funktion bezeichnet, in einem Anwendergerät, nachfolgend als UE bezeichnet, eines drahtlosen Kommunikationssystems (10), umfassend:

einen Prozessor (108) zum Ausführen eines Programms (112); und

einen Speicher (110), der mit dem Prozessor verbunden ist, um das Programm (112) zu speichern; wobei das Programm (112) umfasst:

Konfigurieren eines Zeitgebers zum Steuern der DRX-Funktion, wobei der Zeitgeber dem UE eine Zeitdauer angibt, um einen physikalischen Donwlink-Steuerkanal, nachfolgend als PDCCH bezeichnet, zu überwachen (402); und

gekennzeichnet durch Ausschließen einer Dauer, die zu einer Messlücke korrespondiert, bei der Berechnung der Zeitdauer, wenn eine Laufzeit des Zeitgebers mit der Messlücke überlappt (404).


 
8. Kommunikationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 7, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Messlücke von einer Funkressourcensteuerungs-Schicht, nachfolgend als RRC-Schicht bezeichnet, zugewiesen wird, damit das UE die Funkmessung durchführt.
 
9. Kommunikationsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 7 oder 8, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das UE nicht in der Lage ist, den PDCCH innerhalb der Messlücke zu überwachen.
 
10. Kommunikationsvorrichtung nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 9, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Zeitgeber ein DRX-Neuübertragungszeitgeber, DRX Retransmission Timer, ist und gestartet wird, wenn das UE erwartet, eine Downlink-Übertragung zu empfangen.
 
11. Kommunikationsvorrichtung nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 10, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Zeitgeber ein DRX-Inaktivitätszeitgeber, DRX Inactivity Timer, ist und gestartet oder erneut gestartet wird, wenn der PDCCH dem UE angibt, eine neue Übertragung zu empfangen oder zu senden.
 
12. Kommunikationsvorrichtung nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 11, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Zeitgeber ein Einschaltdauer-Zeitgeber, On Duration Timer, ist und gestartet wird, wenn das UE in einen DRX-Zyklus eintritt.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé destiné à améliorer une réception discontinue, ci-après appelée une fonctionnalité DRX, dans un équipement utilisateur, ci-après appelé UE, d'un système de communication sans fil (10), comprenant l'étape:

configurer un temporisateur de façon à commander la fonctionnalité DRX, le temporisateur indiquant à l'équipement UE un intervalle de temps pour surveiller un canal de commande en liaison descendante physique, ci-après appelé PDCCH (402) ; et

caractérisé en ce qu'il exclut une durée correspondant à un écart de mesure du calcul de l'intervalle de temps, lorsqu'un temps de fonctionnement du temporisateur est recouvert par l'écart de mesure (404).


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que l'écart de mesure est attribué par une commande de ressources radio, ci-après appelée couche RRC, de sorte que, l'UE réalise des mesures radio.
 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 1 ou 2, caractérisé en ce que l'UE n'est pas en mesure de surveiller le canal PDCCH à l'intérieur de l'écart de mesure.
 
4. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, caractérisé en ce que le temporisateur est un temporisateur de retransmission DRX et est démarré lorsque l'UE s'attend à recevoir une transmission en liaison descendante.
 
5. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, caractérisé en ce que le temporisateur est un temporisateur d'inactivité DRX et est démarré ou redémarré lorsque le canal PDCCH indique à l'UE de recevoir ou de transmettre une nouvelle transmission.
 
6. Procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, caractérisé en ce que le temporisateur est un temporisateur de durée active et est démarré lorsque l'UE entre dans un cycle DRX.
 
7. Dispositif de communication destiné à améliorer une réception discontinue, ci-après appelé fonctionnalité DRX, dans un équipement utilisateur, ci-après appelé UE, d'un système de communication sans fil (10), comprenant :

un processeur (108) pour exécuter un programme (112) ; et

une mémoire (110) couplée au processeur pour stocker le programme (112) ;
dans lequel le programme (112) comprend les étapes:

configurer un temporisateur en vue de commander la fonctionnalité DRX, le temporisateur indiquant à l'UE un intervalle de temps pour surveiller un canal de commande en liaison descendante physique, ci-après appelé PDCCH (402) ; et

caractérisé en ce qu'il exclut une durée correspondant à un écart de mesure du calcul de l'intervalle de temps, lorsqu'un temps de fonctionnement du temporisateur est recouvert par l'écart de mesure (404).


 
8. Dispositif de communication selon la revendication 7, caractérisé en ce que l'écart de mesure est attribué par une commande de ressources radio, ci-après appelée couche RRC, de sorte que l'UE réalise des mesures radio.
 
9. Dispositif de communication selon la revendication 7 ou 8, caractérisé en ce que l'UE n'est pas en mesure de commander le canal PDCCH à l'intérieur de l'écart de mesure.
 
10. Dispositif de communication selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 9, caractérisé en ce que le temporisateur est un temporisateur de retransmission DRX et est démarré lorsque l'UE s'attend à recevoir une transmission en liaison descendante.
 
11. Dispositif de communication selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 10, caractérisé en ce que le temporisateur est un temporisateur d'inactivité DRX et est démarré ou redémarré lorsque le canal PDCCH indique à l'UE de recevoir ou de transmettre une nouvelle transmission.
 
12. Dispositif de communication selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 11, caractérisé en ce que le temporisateur est un temporisateur de durée active et est démarré lorsque l'UE entre dans un cycle DRX.
 




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