Idle-channel noise is the short-term, average, absolute noise power measured with a flat or C-message weighting in the absence of signal.
Compliance with the idle-channel noise requirements should be determined as described in Annex A.7.
9.1.13 kHz Flat Noise
The 3 kHz flat weighted noise should not exceed 35 dBrn on 50 percent of the connections.
The 3 kHz flat weighted noise should not exceed 39 dBrn on 95 percent of the connections.
For interface transmission levels other than 0 dB, the 3 kHz flat weighted noise requirement should be shifted by a value that corresponds to the difference between the transmission level at that interface and 0 dB.
The maximum (95 percent) C-message weighted absolute noise power at an interface should not exceed the values given in Table 12. It is desirable that the mean C-message weighted absolute noise power also comply with the values shown in the table.
For interface transmission levels other than 0 dB, the C-message weighted noise requirement should be shifted by a value that corresponds to the difference between the transmission level at that interface and 0 dB.
The voice gateway interfaces that are subject to longitudinal balance requirements include loop/ground start DEO/FXO trunks, reverse battery (DID) trunks, OPS lines, and digital service trunks.
The longitudinal-to-metallic balance is defined as:
Longitudinal Balance (dB) = 20 log|Vs / Vm|.
where Vs is the disturbing longitudinal rms voltage, and Vm the resulting metallic rms voltage of the same frequency.
The longitudinal-to-metallic balance recommendations only apply to analog ports. A low conversion of longitudinal into metallic noise is required to limit noise on the talking circuit.
The longitudinal-to-metallic balance of analog ports, when measured as described in Annex A.8.1, should meet or exceed the criteria of Table 13. It is desirable that the average balance be within the region labeled "desirable" in Figure 7.
where Vs is the longitudinal rms voltage produced across a longitudinal termination Z1, and Vm is the metallic rms voltage across the tip-and-ring interface terminals of the voice gateway.
Transverse balance (metallic-to-longitudinal balance) is specified in TIA-968-A to ensure that a metallic signal is not converted into a longitudinal signal that could cause excessive noise in other pairs of a multi-pair cable.
The Voice Gateway should meet the minimum transverse balance requirements as given in
Table 14 for analog interfaces and Table 15 for digital service interfaces, when measured as described in Annex A.8.2.
(1) Analog Interfaces
The criteria given in Table 14a should be met for all possible combinations of through transmission paths between analog DEO trunk and station line interfaces of the voice gateway.