MiniCore

YateHSS/HLR & YateUCN in a box for testing & research

MiniCore combines our YateHSS/HLR, YateUCN and YateSMSC in a small package.
It can be used a second core network for testing.

In a laboratory it can be paired with the LTE LabKit for a full LTE/GSM network.

Components

The MiniCore is a small factor PC computer that has preinstalled the following software components:

  • YateUCN (MSC/VLR, GMSC, gsmSCF, MME/SGW/SGSN, PGW/GGSN, IMS CSCF)
  • YateHLR/HSS (AuC, HLR, HSS, Subscriber management)
  • YateSMSC (SMS store-and-forward, routing, home routed SMS)
  • YateSTP (routing of SS7 messages by Point Code or Global Title)
  • YateDRA (routing of Diameter messages by host, realm, application)
  • YateMMI (Web management interface)

NOTE: On demand additional components can be installed on the same hardware.

Features

  • Setup/edit mobile network and component preferences via MMI management interface
  • Minimal monitoring of each network component, additional YateBTS monitoring possible
  • Wireshark capture of communication between components including decrypted IMS traffic
  • JSON API integration with any SIM management and CRM systems
  • JSON and REST API for sending SMS
  • Can use both SIGTRAN/SS7 and Diameter for signaling
  • Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Works both stand alone and with external components

Communication Protocols

  • MAP/SS7/SIGTRAN
  • M2PA or M3UA-ASP over SIGTRAN, SCTP (CRC32)
  • ITU TCAP, ETSI MAP v3
  • ITU or ANSI SCCP and SS7 MTP
  • E.164, E.212 (ANSI), E.214 (ITU), TT or PC SCCP addressing
  • Can connect to multiple STP/GW
  • CAMEL phase 2
  • Diameter
  • 3GPP Applications S6a/S6d, Cx/Dx
  • SCTP or TCP transport
  • Can establish or listen for connections
  • Can connect to multiple Routing Agents
  • HTTP
  • JSON API server for configuration and subscriber management
  • JSON API for monitoring and information retrieval
  • REST API client for visited network change notification
  • JSON and REST API for sending SMS
  • SNMP
  • SNMP v2 or v3 for information retrieval
  • Traps sending for alarms
  • Telnet
  • Management CLI for each component
  • Optional SSL and password protection
  • Voice interconnect
  • SIP and RTP
  • G711, GSM and AMR codecs
  • SIP
  • Supported standards (RFC3261)
  • Registrar function
  • B2BUA for calls
  • RTP (RFC3550) with sideband DTMF (RFC2833)
  • SMS and USSD over IP
  • SMPP
  • Standard version 3.3
  • Supports bidirectional communication
  • RADIUS
  • Authorization of voice calls, data sessions and short messages
  • Postpaid accounting for voice, data and SMS
  • Prepaid support by re-authorization
  • Support for 3GPP, Cisco VoIP VSA and Cisco ISG VSA dictionaries
  • SMS
  • Format: SMS PDU (MO and MT)
  • MAP/SS7 transport (T-PDU format)
  • SIP MESSAGE transport (SMS over IP, R-PDU format)
  • CDR
  • Flexible file format (default .tsv files) with customizable table headers
  • Automatic file rotation
  • Optional file transfer: FTP, SFTP, SCP
  • JSON HTTP push API
  • RADIUS with 3GPP and Cisco dictionaries

Communication Interfaces

  • C interface
    MAP, HLR ↔ GMSC
  • D interface
    MAP, HLR ↔ VLR
  • E interface
    MAP, MSC ↔ MSC
  • F interface
    MAP, MSC ↔ EIR
  • J interface
    MAP, HSS ↔ gsmSCF for USSD
  • Gr interface
    MAP, SGSN ↔ HSS
  • Gc Interface
    GTP or MAP, GGSN ↔ HSS, optional
  • S6a/S6d
    Diameter, MME/SGSN ↔ HSS
  • S13
    Diameter, MME/SGSN → EIR
  • SIP, RTP
    YateBTS ↔ VLR
  • S1 interface
    S1AP & GTP-U, YateENB ↔ EPC
  • Gn/Gp interface
    GTPv1, SGSN and GGSN
  • S5/S8 Interface
    GTPv2, SGW and PGW
  • Gi/SGi Interface
    IP, connects to Public Data Network
image with MiniCore rear side, a small factor PC that can run YateUCN Core network, HSS/HLR, STP, DRA and SMSC

Hardware Interfaces

  • 1
    Dual Gigabyte ethernet
  • 2
    DVI and HDMI video*
  • 3
    USB for mouse and keyboard
  • 4
    12V Power supply, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz (included)

*Due to radio interference, we strongly recommend to use DVI/HDMI connectors only for the initial setup