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Downlink Physical Signals

5G NR primary and secondary synchronization signals (PSS and SSS) and reference signals (DM-RS for PBCH and PDSCH, PT-RS for PDSCH, CSI-RS, and PRS)

Primary and secondary downlink synchronization signals are used by the user equipment (UE) to obtain the cell identity and frame timing. The UE uses the demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) and the channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) to aid channel estimation and to support measurements. For phase noise compensation, the UE uses the PDSCH phase tracking reference signal (PT-RS). Positioning reference signal (PRS) is used to estimate the position of the UE in the wireless network.


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nrPSSGenerate PSS symbols
nrPSSIndicesGenerate PSS resource element indices
nrSSSGenerate SSS symbols
nrSSSIndicesGenerate SSS resource element indices
nrPDSCHDMRSGenerate PDSCH DM-RS symbols
nrPDSCHDMRSIndicesGenerate PDSCH DM-RS indices
nrPDSCHDMRSConfigPDSCH DM-RS configuration parameters
nrPBCHDMRSGenerate PBCH DM-RS symbols
nrPBCHDMRSIndicesGenerate PBCH DM-RS resource element indices
nrCSIRSGenerate CSI-RS symbols
nrCSIRSIndicesGenerate CSI-RS resource element indices
nrCSIRSConfigCSI-RS configuration parameters
nrPDSCHPTRSGenerate PDSCH PT-RS symbols
nrPDSCHPTRSIndicesGenerate PDSCH PT-RS Indices
nrPDSCHPTRSConfigPDSCH PT-RS configuration parameters
nrPRSConfigPRS configuration parameters
nrPRSGenerate PRS symbols
nrPRSIndicesGenerate PRS resource element indices
nrCarrierConfigCarrier configuration parameters
nrResourceGridGenerate empty carrier slot resource grid


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