ETSI - PRETS 300 642
Digital Cellular Telecommunications System (Phase 2); AT Command Set for GSM Mobile Equipment (ME)
|Publication Date:||1 February 1998|
This European Telecommunications Standard (ETS) specifies a profile of AT commands and recommends that this profile be used for controlling Mobile Equipment (ME) functions and GSM network services from a Terminal Equipment (TE) through Terminal Adaptor (TA). The command prefix +C is reserved for Digital Cellular in ITU-T Recommendation V.25ter . This ETS has also the syntax details used to construct these extended GSM commands. Commands from ITU-T Recommendation V.25ter  and existing digital cellular standards (TIA IS-99  and TIA IS-135 ) are used whenever applicable. Some of the new commands are defined in such way that they can be easily applied to ME of networks other than GSM. ITU-T T.31  and ITU-T T.32  fax AT commands may be used for GSM fax transmission from TE.
This ETS assumes an abstract architecture comprising of a TE (e.g. a computer) and a ME interfaced by a TA (see figure 1). The span of control of the defined commands should allow to handle any physical implementation that this abstract architecture may lead to:
- TA, ME and TE as three separate entities;
- TA integrated under the ME cover, and the TE implemented as a separate entity;
- TA integrated under the TE cover, and the ME implemented as a separate entity;
- TA and ME integrated under the TE cover as a single entity.
The commands described in this ETS may be observed on the link between the TE and the TA. However, most of the commands retrieve information about the ME, not about the TA.
Interface between TE and TA is intended to operate over existing serial (ITU-T Recommendation V.24) cables, infrared link, and all link types with similar behaviour. For correct operation many of the defined commands require eight bit data and therefore it is recommended that TE-TA link is set to eight bits/ byte mode. (For infrared operation implementation refer informative references IrDA and TIA-617.) Interface between TA and ME is dependent on the interface in the ME.