SignalOn® Series
RF Passive Modules
Installation & Operation Manual
CCAP™
Compliant
1.2 GHz
Although every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this document it may be necessary, without notice, to make amendments or correct omissions.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
SignalOn® Series is a registered trademark of ATX in the United States and/or other countries. Products or features contained herein may be covered by one or more U.S. or
foreign patents. Other non-ATX product and company names in this manual are the property of their respective companies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
About This Manual.............................................................................................................................................. iii
Admonishments................................................................................................................................................. iii
General Safety Precautions............................................................................................................................... iii
Certification UL/ETL/CSA Listed....................................................................................................................... iii
Standards............................................................................................................................................................ iii
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations................................................................................................................ iv
1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION......................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.1.
Splitters/Combiners............................................................................................................................ 1-1
1.2.
Diplex Filter Module............................................................................................................................ 1-2
1.3.
Condition and Monitor Module........................................................................................................... 1-2
1.4.
Chassis............................................................................................................................................... 1-2
2. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION................................................................................................................... 2-1
3. PLANNING.................................................................................................................................................. 3-1
4. CHASSIS INSTALLATION......................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1.
Connect Chassis Ground................................................................................................................... 4-2
4.2.
Plug-in Modules.................................................................................................................................. 4-3
4.3.
Install Door (5RU Chassis)................................................................................................................. 4-4
4.4.
Install Cable Designation Card (5RU Chassis).................................................................................. 4-5
5. CABLE MANAGEMENT............................................................................................................................. 5-1
5.1.
5RU 20-Position Chassis Cabling...................................................................................................... 5-1
5.2.
2RU 8-Position Chassis Cabling........................................................................................................ 5-3
6. OPERATION............................................................................................................................................... 6-1
6.1.
Module Applications........................................................................................................................... 6-1
7. MAINTENANCE.......................................................................................................................................... 7-1
7.1.
Preventive Maintenance..................................................................................................................... 7-1
8. SPECIFICATIONS...................................................................................................................................... 8-1
9. SERVICE & SUPPORT............................................................................................................................... 9-1
9.1.
Contact ATX Networks........................................................................................................................ 9-1
9.2.
Warranty Information.......................................................................................................................... 9-1
9.3.
Safety................................................................................................................................................. 9-1
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Index of Figures and Tables
Figures
#1 Module Label..........................................................................................................1-1
#2 Condition and Monitor Module Schematic..............................................................1-2
#3 1RU 4-Position Chassis (Front)..............................................................................1-2
#4 2RU 8-Position Chassis..........................................................................................1-2
#5 5RU 20-Position Chassis with Door Installed.........................................................1-3
#6 Splitter/Combiner Block Diagram without Attentuation Pads or Monitor Port.........2-1
#7 Splitter/Combiner Block Diagram with Attentuation Pads and Monitor Port...........2-1
#8 Installing Chassis in Rack.......................................................................................4-1
#9 5RU Chassis Ground Connection (Rear View).......................................................4-2
#10 2RU Chassis Ground Connection (Rear View).......................................................4-2
#11 1RU 4-Position Chassis Ground Connection (Rear View)......................................4-3
#12 Module Installation..................................................................................................4-3
#13 Door Installation......................................................................................................4-4
#14 Cable Designation Card Installation.......................................................................4-5
#15 Fully Loaded Chassis with 2 Up 4:1 Modules.........................................................5-1
#16 Cable Ring Usage and Power Strip Positioning and Mounting..............................5-2
#17 2RU Chassis Cable Management Bracket.............................................................5-3
#18 Combining 16 Input Signals....................................................................................6-1
#19 Distributing Signals.................................................................................................6-2
Tables
#1 Physical and Environmental Specifications............................................................8-1
#2 2 Way Splitter/Combiner.........................................................................................8-1
#3 4 Way Splitter/Combiner.........................................................................................8-2
#4 8 Way Splitter/Combiner.........................................................................................8-2
#5 8 Way Splitter, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation........................................8-2
#6 8 Way Combiner, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation....................................8-3
#7 4 Way Splitter, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation........................................8-3
#8 4 Way Combiner, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation....................................8-3
#9 2 Way Splitter, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation........................................8-4
#10 2 Way Combiner, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation....................................8-4
#11 12 dB Directional Coupler.......................................................................................8-4
#12 6-Circuit 12 dB Directional Coupler with Narrowcast Combiner.............................8-5
#13 20 dB Directional Coupler.......................................................................................8-6
#14 9 dB Directional Coupler.........................................................................................8-6
#15 N-MDPXB3L, N-MDPXF-3L (3X) Diplexere 5–42 MHz/54–1000 MHz...................8-6
#16 N-MDPXB3H, N-MDPXF3H (3X) Diplexere 5–65 MHz/88–1000 MHz...................8-7
#17 N-MMF320FM0, N-MMB320FM0 Signal-Conditioning Module..............................8-7
#18 N-MCF24BCNC Dual 4-port Broadcast/Narrowcast Combiner..............................8-7
Obsolete Modules
#19 8 Way Splitter, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation........................................8-8
#20 8 Way Combiner, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation....................................8-8
#21 4 Way Splitter, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation........................................8-8
#22 4 Way Combiner, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation....................................8-9
#23 2 Way Splitter, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation........................................8-9
#24 2 Way Combiner, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation....................................8-9
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PREFACE
About This Manual
The SignalOn Series is a modular system consisting of a 4-position, 8-position, or 20-position chassis and modules for
combining and splitting of the headend signals in a CATV system. The system is designed to accommodate superior cable
management and ease of use.
Admonishments
Important safety admonishments are used throughout this manual to warn of possible hazards to persons or equipment.
An admonishment identifies a possible hazard and then explains what may happen if the hazard is not avoided. The
admonishments — in the form of Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions — must be followed at all times. These warnings are
flagged by use of the triangular alert icon (seen below), and are listed in descending order of severity of injury or damage
and likelihood of occurrence.
Danger: Danger is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that will cause severe personal injury, death, or substantial
property damage if the hazard is not avoided.
Warning: Warning is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that can cause severe personal injury, death, or substantial
property damage if the hazard is not avoided.
Caution: Caution is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that will or can cause minor personal injury or property
damage if the hazard is not avoided.
General Safety Precautions
Warning: Never install equipment in a wet location or during a lightning storm.
Certification UL/ETL/CSA Listed
The SignalOn Series passive products have been tested and found to comply with the requirements of UL/CSA 60950.
Standards
The following listing is a bibliography of applicable ANSI and Bellcore documents:
MIL-STD-202
Test Methods for Electronic and Electrical Component Parts
UL 60950
Safety, Telephone Equipment
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PREFACE
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
The acronyms and abbreviations used in this manual are detailed in the following list:
AWG
American Wire Gauge
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
CPE
Customer Premise Equipment
CI
Customer Interface
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
GNDGround
MBBMake-Before-Break
MONMonitor
NID
Network Interface Device
RCVReceive
XMTTransmit
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
1.
General Description
The SignalOn Series is a modular system allowing for combining and splitting of the headend signals in a CATV system.
The system is designed to accommodate efficient cable management, EMI shielding, and ease of use. All of these help to
facilitate easy reconfiguration and high performance within a dynamic headend environment.
1.1.
Splitters/Combiners
Splitters and combiners are modular devices designed to slide into a chassis and secured by thumbscrews. They are available
in a plain style or pads-and-monitor style. Modules have BNC or F type connectors for customer connections. A variety of
splitters and combiners may be installed in each chassis.
1.1.1. Pads-and-Monitor Style Splitters and Combiners
Splitters and combiners with monitor ports are available with either 0 dB or 6 dB default attenuation. Module attenuation
default value, module type, and monitor information is noted on the blue label located at the top of each module. For example,
the label shown in Figure 1 indicates that this is a combiner module; it is a 3-up, 2-to-1, with on-board default attenuation of
0 dB. It also has three monitor ports all 20 dB down from the common port. Attenuation pads may be installed to change the
attenuation from 0 to 20 dB.
COMB MON
3X[2:1] 20dB
DEFLT 20dB
0dB 20dB
Figure #1: Module Label
Pad contacts are make-before-break (MBB). This means that without an attenuator in place, the make-before-break contact
is closed, providing the on-board default attenuation value to the circuit. When an attenuator pad is inserted, the makebefore-break contacts open, routing the signal through the attenuator, replacing the on-board default attenuation value of
0 dB or 6 dB with the value of the attenuator pad. A monitor port is included on the padded modules, providing a –20 dB
reference signal with high isolation between the monitor and input ports. See schematic on each module for details.
1.1.2.Pads
The attenuation pads used in these modules are available with insertion loss values of 0 to 20 dB in 1 dB steps and are for
use in the frequency range: 5 MHz to 1,000 MHz.
1.1.2.1.Changing Attenuation Pads
When make-before-break modules are used attentuation pads may be changed without interrupting the signal. Attenuation
pad value is stamped on the front of each pad. Determine new attentuation value required. Remove the existing attentuation
pad and install a new pad with the appropriate value as follows:
1.Remove protective cover from the front of the module by loosening the thumbscrew.
2.Grasp the pad to be changed and pull it straight out of the module.
3.Position new pad in the module and press straight into place.
4.Replace protective cover on the front of the module and hand-tighten the thumbscrew.
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1.2.
Diplex Filter Module
SignalOn diplex filter modules allow for passive band splitting of both forward, and reverse signals. Each module houses
three separate diplex filter circuits. All circuit connections are accessible on the rear of the module housing. Attenuator pads,
and test points similar to splitter/combiner modules are not available on this module.
1.3.
Condition and Monitor Module
The condition and monitor module allows a signal to be passed through two make-before-break pad sockets before being
monitored by a –20 dB directional coupler. This allows a technician the ability to use one pad socket for padding and one pad
socket for equalization. A simplified Condition and Monitor schematic is shown in Figure 2.
EQ
PAD
MON
-20 dB
INPUT
OUTPUT
Figure #2: Condition and Monitor Module Schematic
1.4.Chassis
There are three SignalOn chassis. The 4-position chassis has no provisions for power and only supports passive modules.
The 8- and 20-position chassis have provisions for power and support both active and passive modules.
The 4-position chassis is 1.75 inches (4.45 cm) high (1RU), designed for installation in 19-inch EIA racks. The SignalOn
4-position chassis is shown in Figure 3. Chassis mounting brackets may be moved to the front of the chassis allowing chassis
to be turned around in the mounting rack. When chassis is turned around modules are installed from the rear allowing access
to the connectors on the front.
Figure #3: 1RU 4-Position Chassis (Front)
The 8-position chassis is 3.49 inches (8.86 cm) or 2 Rack Units (RU) high, designed for use in 19-inch EIA racks. The
SignalOn 2RU chassis is shown in Figure 4. Optional extender brackets are available for 23-inch rack installation.
Figure #4: 2RU 8-Position Chassis
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The 20-position chassis is 8.75 inches (22.23 cm) or 5 Rack Units (RU) high, designed for use in 19-inch EIA racks. modules
are installed vertically in this chassis. The SignalOn 5RU chassis is shown in Figure 5. Optional extender brackets are
available for 23-inch rack installation.
Figure #5: 5RU 20-Position Chassis with Door Installed
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FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
2.
Functional Description
Figure 6 shows a generic block diagram of a Splitter/Combiner without attenuation pads or monitor port. Figure 7 shows a
generic block diagram of a Splitter/Combiner with attenuation pads and monitor port.
2:1
2:1
COMMON
OUTPUT
INPUTS
COMMMON
INPUT
OUTPUTS
8:1
8:1
Figure #6: Splitter/Combiner Block Diagram without Attentuation Pads or Monitor Port
PAD
PAD
PAD
PAD
2:1
2:1
COMMON
OUTPUT
INPUTS
COMMMON
INPUT
OUTPUTS
PAD
8:1
20 dB
MONITOR
PAD
PAD
8:1
20 dB
MONITOR
PAD
COMBINER
SPLITTER
Figure #7: Splitter/Combiner Block Diagram with Attentuation Pads and Monitor Port
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CHAPTER 3: PLANNING
PLANNING
3.Planning
Several things need to be considered when planning for the location of the SignalOn Series chassis. Some of these are:
• Chassis should only be installed in restricted access areas (dedicated equipment rooms, equipment closets, etc.) in
accordance with Articles 110-16, 110-17, and 110-18 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
• When using open relay-rack style network bays, spacing between bays and at lineup ends may be required depending
on the quantity and type of coaxial cable entering the bays. When spacing bays 0, 5, or 10 inches, verify that vertical
jumper rings will fit between bays.
• A fully loaded chassis may terminate up to two-hundred cables. Consideration should be given to the number of chassis
installed in a rack to prevent cable congestion.
• Allow sufficient room for cable management behind the chassis. Also leave sufficient vertical and horizontal cable
pathways above and below the chassis.
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CHAPTER 4: CHASSIS INSTALLATION
CHASSIS INSTALLATION
4.
Chassis Installation
Warning: Never install equipment in a wet location or during a lightning storm.
This section provides the procedures necessary for installing and cabling the SignalOn Series Chassis in a 19-inch equipment
rack. Optional extension brackets are available for installation in 23-inch rack applications.
Use the following procedure to install chassis in a 19-inch network rack, or equivalent.
1. Obtain a Flat blade or Phillips screwdriver (type to match mounting screws).
2.Place the chassis in the assigned mounting space and align the holes in the mounting brackets with the holes in the
equipment rack. See Figure 8.
3. Secure the mounting brackets to the equipment rack using the 12-24 x 0.5-inch binder head machine screws provided.
Torque these screws to approximately 27 pound-inches (3.1 Newton meters).
12-24 x 0.5 IN. SCREWS
(MINIMUM 4 PLACES)
Figure #8: Installing Chassis in Rack
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4.1.
Connect Chassis Ground
This procedure establishes a ground connection between chassis and the frame ground connection. Two frame ground
terminations (#8 screw) are provided on the back of the 5RU chassis, for a frame ground connection. A single frame ground
termination (#8 screw) is provided on the back of the 1RU and 2RU chassis, for a frame ground connection. This connection
must be made in accordance with all local and national electrical codes.
1.Using AWG 14 (or larger) stranded wire, connect frame ground using the FRM GND screw located in the lower left or
right corner on the rear panel of the chassis (shown in Figure 9, Figure 10, and Figure 11) tighten the screw securely.
2.To assure proper operation the Frame Ground stud should be connected to a good earth ground through the local
grounding system.
3. Connect the other end of the ground wire to the office ground conductor. Ensure this connection is made using methods
and hardware that meets all applicable local and national electrical codes.
CHASSIS GROUND
CONNECTION
CHASSIS GROUND
CONNECTION
Figure #9: 5RU Chassis Ground Connection (Rear View)
CHASSIS GROUND
CONNECTION
CABLE
MANAGEMENT
BRACKET
CABLE TIE
HOLES
Figure #10: 2RU Chassis Ground Connection (Rear View)
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CHASSIS GROUND
CONNECTION
Figure #11: 1RU 4-Position Chassis Ground Connection (Rear View)
4.2.
Plug-in Modules
Use the following procedure to install modules in the SignalOn Series chassis.
1. Making sure the ATX logo (or any other front panel lettering) is readable (i.e., upright), slide the plug-in module into its
designated location in the chassis, and then secure the module using its two captive retaining screws. See Figure 12.
RF Worx
MODULE
Figure #12: Module Installation
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2.After each module is loaded into the chassis, refer to your work order, and connect the designated RF cables to the
appropriate BNC or F connectors on the modules in the chassis.
3. Carefully route the cables through the cable management slots located on each side of the rear of the chassis.
4. Use the cable management guidelines found in this manual to route cable from the chassis to the rack/cabinet.
5. Perform any cabling or operational tests required at your facility.
4.3.
Install Door (5RU Chassis)
Door is installed on the front of the chassis. It pivots on two hinge points located on the lower outside corners of the door.
These two hinge points go into slotted holes in each side of the chassis. Once installed, door is raised and latches on two
short extensions at the front of the chassis. To install:
1. Grasp the door (inside facing up) with both hands. See Figure 13.
2. Place your thumbs towards the center of the door.
3. Gently push down with your thumbs while holding the ends of the door with your fingers.
4. Slide hinge pin on one end of the door into the slot on that end. At the same time slide the other hinge pin on the other
end of the door into the slot at that end.
5. Release the downward pressure on the door, the door will straighten out and slide into the hinge slots in the chassis.
LATCH POINT
(1 EACH SIDE)
HINGE SLOT
(1 EACH SIDE)
HINGE PIN
(1 EACH SIDE)
FLEX DOOR TO
GAIN CLEARANCE
FOR HINGE PIN
INSERTION
Figure #13: Door Installation
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4.4.
Install Cable Designation Card (5RU Chassis)
Slide designation card into plastic hinges mounted on the back of the door, see Figure 14. Cable designations should be
visible from the front of the chassis when door is open. Flip designation card over before closing door, cable designations
are now visible when door is closed.
DESIGNATION
CARD
MOUNTING
CLIP
(2 PLACES)
Figure #14: Cable Designation Card Installation
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CABLE MANAGEMENT
5.
Cable Management
Use the following guidelines when cabling modules in the chassis.
NOTE: The Common (C) port on the new SignalOn Series module has been moved to enhance electrical performance. Note
the location of the C port before routing cables.
5.1.
5RU 20-Position Chassis Cabling
5.1.1. Cabinet Considerations
1. Cable the uppermost Chassis first; route the cables through the top cable ring closest to the front of the cabinet. Cables
from the next-lower chassis exit the cabinet through the next top cable ring toward the rear of the cabinet.
2. Route the cables from the two lowest Chassis through the cable rings at the middle of the cabinet then through the two
rearmost rings at the top of the cabinet.
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
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4
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4
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3
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C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
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C
C
C
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C
C
C
C
C
C
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C
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1
Figure #15: Fully Loaded Chassis with 2 Up 4:1 Modules
5.1.2. Module Cabling Considerations
1. Within a given Chassis, cable the outer modules first; i.e., Modules 1 and 20, then 2 and 19, 3 and 18, etc. Keep the
cables in a horizontal plane as shown in Figure 15 and route them through the side access slots on the side of the
chassis. Route cables from Modules 1–10 up the inside of the right side panel (as viewed from the rear), and route the
cables from Modules 11–20 up the inside of the left side panel (as viewed from the rear).
2. Keep all Module-to-Module wiring in the same horizontal plane.
3.To help prevent cable congestion Module-to-Module cabling to different ports in the same chassis should go OUT
the side access slots, then back through another access slot at the same level as the second port. Cabling from one
chassis to another should also be routed through the side access slots.
4. Install cable retainer bars on each side of the chassis.
5. Place a precision 75-ohm terminator on any unused ports.
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5.1.3. General Considerations
1.Route all cables through the side access slots before routing them through the cable management rings at the top of
the cabinet (or middle and top of cabinet, as in Figure 16). All cables must exit the rack through the 4-inch by 4-inch
rings at the top of the cabinet, where one ring is dedicated to each chassis.
400 CABLES
MAXIMUM
BRACKETS WITH
(4) 4" RINGS
100 CABLES PER
RING
CABINET
400 CABLES
MAXIMUM
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
CHASSIS
INSIDE LEFT/ BACK VIEW
POWER STRIP IS
MOUNTED
TO CABLE
MANAGEMENT
BRACKETS
INSIDE RIGHT/ BACK VIEW
Figure #16: Cable Ring Usage and Power Strip Positioning and Mounting
2.If power is required in the cabinet, a power strip can be mounted on the right-side ring brackets (as viewed from the
back), as close as possible to the back of the cabinet. (See Figure 16.)
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5.2.
2RU 8-Position Chassis Cabling
The 2RU chassis has an optional adjustable cable management bracket. The bracket can be moved forward or back to allow
for the desired cable bend radius. To move the cable management bracket remove the two screws on each side and slide the
bracket to the desired position. Insert and tighten the screws removed earlier. Holes are provided in the cable management
bracket for cable ties. See Figure 17.
CHASSIS GROUND
CONNECTION
CABLE
MANAGEMENT
BRACKET
CABLE TIE
HOLES
Figure #17: 2RU Chassis Cable Management Bracket
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OPERATION
6.Operation
There are no specific operating instructions for the passive components covered in this user manual. Once they are installed
in their respective chassis, they perform their designated RF passive signal management functions (splitting or combining)
without further attention.
6.1.
Module Applications
6.1.1.Combining
In traditional combining applications (Figure 18), the SignalOn Series modules mount conveniently at the top of a modulator
bay.
SIGNAL
PROCESSOR
#1
8x1
SIGNAL
PROCESSOR
#8
2x1
TO
DISTRIBUTION
NETWORK
SIGNAL
PROCESSOR
#9
8x1
SIGNAL
PROCESSOR
#16
Figure #18: Combining 16 Input Signals
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6.1.2.Distribution
For traditional distribution applications (see example in Figure 19), the SignalOn Series modules provide the splitting function
with multiple splitting ratios and a high-density rack mount solution. Splitting modules are available with a variety of splitting
ratios.
4x1
COMBINING
NETWORK
LASER XMIT
#1
NODE
LASER XMIT
#2
NODE
LASER XMIT
#3
NODE
LASER XMIT
#4
NODE
2x1
4x1
TO OTHER LASER
TRANSMITTERS
Figure #19: Distributing Signals
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MAINTENANCE
7.Maintenance
Maintenance requirements for the SignalOn Series passive components covered in this manual are minimal, consisting
merely of periodic cleaning.
7.1.
Preventive Maintenance
NOTE: There are no customer serviceable parts in any of the components in this system; return all failed components to ATX
Networks for service or repair. Opening the module voids all applicable warranties.
The outside of the chassis and passive components should be cleaned during routine office equipment maintenance. Care
must be taken to prevent dust and dirt from getting into any of the coaxial jacks or connectors.
For any repairs, contact ATX Networks at the telephone number listed in Section 9, Service & Support, of this manual.
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SPECIFICATIONS
8.
Specifications
Physical and environmental specifications are noted in Table 1. Module specifications are given in Table 2, through
Table 16.
PARAMETER
SPECIFICATIONS
REMARKS
19 × 15 × 8.72 inches (48.26 × 38.1 × 22.15 cm)
20-Position
19 × 10.3 ×3.49 inches (48.26 × 26.2 × 8.86 cm)
8-Position
19 × 9.84 × 1.72 inches (48.26 × 25 × 4.37 cm)
2-Position
8.5 pounds (3.86 kg)
20-Position
4.6 pounds (2.1 kg)
8-Position
3.14 pounds (1.4 kg)
2-Position
Operating Temperature
0°C to + 50°C (+32°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature
– 40°C to +70°C (–40°F to +158°F)
Flatness ±0.5 dB from 25ºC
(77ºF) ambient.
Storage Humidity
5 to 95%
No condensation
Physical
Chassis Dimensions
(W × D × H)
Empty Weight
Environmental
Electrical
RF Input
44 dBmV @ 110 channels
Composite Second Order (CSO)
–70 dBc @ 110 channels/44 dBmV
Composite Triple Beat (CTB)
–70 dBc @ 110 channels/44 dBmV
Impedance
75 Ohms nominal
Table #1: Physical and Environmental Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
2–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
–3.8±0.5
–3.8±0.5
–3.8±0.5
–3.8±0.5
–3.8±0.5
–3.8±0.5
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Insertion Loss
Ports 1–2 to C–Port
Table #2: 2 Way Splitter/Combiner
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
4–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
–7.3±0.5
–7.3±0.5
–7.3±0.5
–7.3±0.5
–7.3±0.5
–7.3±0.5
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Insertion Loss
Ports 1–4 to C–Port
Table #3: 4 Way Splitter/Combiner
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
8–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
–11.6±0.5
–11.6±0.5
–11.6±0.5
–11.6±0.5
–11.6±0.5
–11.6±0.5
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Ports 1–8 to C–Port
Table #4: 8 Way Splitter/Combiner
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
8–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
Insertion Loss
C-Port to Ports 1-8
–12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
C-Port to M-Port
–20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #5: 8 Way Splitter, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
8–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Ports 1-8 to C-Port
–12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.5 –12.4±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
Ports 1-8 to M-Port
–32.4±0.6 –32.4±0.6 –32.4±0.6 –32.4±0.6 –32.4±0.6 –32.4±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #6: 8 Way Combiner, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
4–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
C-Port to Ports 1-4
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
C-Port to M-Port
–20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #7: 4 Way Splitter, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
4–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Ports 1-4 to C-Port
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.5
–8.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
Ports 1-4 to M-Port
–28.6±0.6 –28.6±0.6 –28.6±0.6 –28.6±0.6 –28.6±0.6 –28.6±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #8: 4 Way Combiner, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
2–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
C-Port to Ports 1-2
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
C-Port to M-Port
–20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #9: 2 Way Splitter, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
2–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Ports 1-2 to C-Port
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.5
–4.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
Ports 1-2 to M-Port
–24.6±0.6 –24.6±0.6 –24.6±0.6 –24.6±0.6 –24.6±0.6 –24.6±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #10: 2 Way Combiner, MBB with 0 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
DIRECTIONAL COUPLER
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
IN Port to OUT Port
–1.2±0.5
–1.2±0.5
–1.2±0.5
–1.2±0.5
–1.2±0.5
–1.2±0.5
dB
Insertion Loss
IN Port to DC Port
–12.3±0.5 –12.3±0.5 –12.3±0.5 –12.3±0.5 –12.3±0.5 –12.3±0.5
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–19
–19
–19
–19
–19
–19
dB
Reverse Isolation
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Ingress Isolation
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #11: 12 dB Directional Coupler
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
DIRECTIONAL COUPLER
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
–7.2±0.9
–7.2±0.9
–7.7±0.7
–7.7±0.7
–7.7±0.7
–7.76±0.9
dB
–12.5
–15
–15
–15
–15
–15
dB
Reverse Isolation
Min. DC Ports to IN Port
–28
–28
–28
–28
–28
–28
dB
Return Loss
Min. Ports 1 – 6
–17
–17
–17
–17
–15
–15
dB
Isolation Min. DC
Port to DC Port
–38
–38
–38
–38
–38
–38
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Insertion Loss
IN Port to OUT Port
Return Loss Min.
IN and Out Port
PORT INSERTION LOSS WITH NO PADS INSTALLED
Insertion Loss
Port 1 to OUT
–13.1±0.9 –13.1±0.9 –13.4±0.7 –13.4±0.7 –13.4±0.7 –13.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 2 to OUT
–14.1±0.9 –14.1±0.9 –14.4±0.7 –14.4±0.7 –14.4±0.7 –14.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 3 to OUT
–15.1±0.9 –15.1±0.9 –15.4±0.7 –15.4±0.7 –15.4±0.7 –15.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 4 to OUT
–16.1±0.9 –16.1±0.9 –16.4±0.7 –16.4±0.7 –16.4±0.7 –16.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 5 to OUT
–17.1±0.9 –17.1±0.9 –17.4±0.7 –17.4±0.7 –17.4±0.7 –17.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 6 to OUT
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
ASSEMBLY TYPE
DIRECTIONAL
COUPLER
SPECIFICATIONS
PAD
VALUE
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
UNITS
MHz
PORT INSERTION LOSS 1–5 dB PADS INSTALLED
Insertion Loss
Port 1 to OUT
5 dB
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 2 to OUT
4 dB
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 3 to OUT
3 dB
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 4 to OUT
2 dB
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 5 to OUT
1 dB
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
Insertion Loss
Port 6 to OUT
No
Pad
–18.1±0.9 –18.1±0.9 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.7 –18.4±0.9
dB
Table #12: 6-Circuit 12 dB Directional Coupler with Narrowcast Combiner
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
DIRECTIONAL COUPLER
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
IN Port to OUT Port
–0.6±0.5
–0.6±0.5
–0.6±0.5
–0.6±0.5
–0.6±0.5
–0.6±0.5
dB
Insertion Loss
IN Port to DC Port
–20±0.5
–20±0.5
–20±0.5
–20±0.5
–20±0.5
–20±0.5
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–19
–19
–19
–19
–19
–19
dB
Reverse Isolation
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Ingress Isolation
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #13: 20 dB Directional Coupler
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
DIRECTIONAL COUPLER
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
–1.4±0.5
–1.4±0.5
–1.4±0.5
–1.4±0.5
–1.4±0.5
–1.4±0.8
dB
–9±0.5
–9±0.5
–9±0.5
–9±0.5
–9±0.5
–9±0.7
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–18
–18
–18
–18
–18
–16
dB
Isolation Min. OUT
Port to DC Port
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–28
dB
Isolation Min.
Circuit to Circuit
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–65
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Insertion Loss
IN Port to OUT Port
Insertion Loss
IN Port to DC Port
Table #14: 9 dB Directional Coupler
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
2-WAY, BNC
5–42
MHz
54–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Max. Low Port
–1.4
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
dB
Insertion Loss
Max. High Port
N/A
–1.4
–1.4
–1.4
–1.4
dB
Return Loss
Min. Low Port
–17.0
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
dB
Return Loss
Min. High Port
N/A
–15
–15
–15
–15
dB
Return Loss
Min. Common Port
–17.0
–15.0
–15.0
–15.0
–15.0
dB
Isolation Min. Low
to High Ports
–50.0
–45.0
–45.0
–45.0
–40.0
dB
Isolation Min.
Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–65
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
with Gasket
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #15: N-MDPXB3L, N-MDPXF-3L (3X) Diplexer 5–42 MHz/54–1000 MHz
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE
2-WAY, BNC
5–65
MHz
88–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Max. Low Port
–1.4
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
dB
Insertion Loss
Max. High Port
N/A
–1.4
–1.4
–1.4
–1.4
dB
Return Loss
Min. Low Port
–17.0
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
dB
Return Loss
Min. High Port
N/A
–15
–15
–15
–15
dB
Return Loss
Min. Common Port
–17.0
–15.0
–15.0
–15.0
–15.0
dB
Isolation Min. Low
to High Ports
–50.0
–45.0
–45.0
–45.0
–40.0
dB
Isolation Min.
Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–65
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
with Gasket
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #16: N-MDPXB3H, N-MDPXF3H (3X) Diplexer 5–65 MHz/88–1000 MHz
SPECIFICATIONS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Input to Output
–1.5±0.4
–1.5±0.4
–1.5±0.4
–1.5±0.4
–1.5±0.4
–1.5±0.5
dB
Monitor Level
Input to Monitor
–21.5±0.5 –21.5±0.5 –21.5±0.5 –21.5±0.5 –21.5±0.5 –21.5±0.6
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–19
–19
–19
–19
–19
–19
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #17: N-MMF320FM0, N-MMB320FM0 Signal-Conditioning Module
SPECIFICATIONS
Freq
(MHZ)
Min
Typ
Max
Insertion Loss, NC In
-10
-12
-13
Insertion Loss, BC In
-3
-5
-6
-28
-30
-32
-35
Isolation, NC-NC Input
Isolation, NC-BC Input
5-1002
Isolation, Device to Device
-75
Test Point (Relative to Common)
-11
Return Loss (Test Point)
-18
Return Loss, In/Out
Isolation Min.
Adjacent Circuits
UNITS
5-15
-19
15-1002
-20
-12
-13
5-860
-70
860-1002
-65
dB
Table #18: N-MCF24BCNC & N-MCB24BCNC Dual 4-port Broadcast/Narrowcast Combiner
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Obsolete Modules
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
8–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
C-Port to Ports 1-8
–18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
C-Port to M-Port
–20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Table #19: 8 Way Splitter, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
8–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
Insertion Loss
Ports 1-8 to C-Port
–18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.5 –18.4±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
Ports 1-8 to M-Port
–38.4±0.6 –38.4±0.6 –38.4±0.6 –38.4±0.6 –38.4±0.6 –38.4±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Table #20: 8 Way Combiner, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
4–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
Insertion Loss
C-Port to Ports 1-4
–14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
C-Port to M-Port
–20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #21: 4 Way Splitter, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation
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SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
4–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Insertion Loss
Ports 1-4 to C-Port
–14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.5 –14.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
Ports 1-4 to M-Port
–34.6±0.6 –34.6±0.6 –34.6±0.6 –34.6±0.6 –34.6±0.6 –34.6±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Table #22: 4 Way Combiner, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
2–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
Insertion Loss
C-Port to Ports 1-2
–10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
C-Port to M-Port
–20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.6 –20.0±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
860–1000
MHz
UNITS
Table #23: 2 Way Splitter, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation
SPECIFICATIONS
ASSEMBLY TYPE MBB
2–WAY, NO PADS
5–10
MHz
10–50
MHz
50–550
MHz
550–750
MHz
750–860
MHz
Insertion Loss
Ports 1-2 to C-Port
–10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.5 –10.6±0.7
dB
Monitor Level
Ports 1-2 to M-Port
–30.6±0.6 –30.6±0.6 –30.6±0.6 –30.6±0.6 –30.6±0.6 –30.6±0.8
dB
Return Loss Min. All Ports
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
–20
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Ports
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
–30
dB
Isolation
Min. Adjacent Circuits
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
–70
dB
EMI Min. Near Field
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
–100
dB
Table #24: 2 Way Combiner, MBB with 6 dB Default Port Attentuation
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CHAPTER 9: SERVICE & SUPPORT
SERVICE & SUPPORT
9.
Service & Support
9.1.
Contact ATX Networks
Please contact ATX Technical Support for assistance with any ATX products. Please contact ATX Customer Service to obtain
a valid RMA number for any ATX products that require service and are in or out-of-warranty before returning a failed module
to the factory.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Tel: (905) 428-6068
Toll Free: (800) 565-7488 (USA & Canada only)
► Press *3 for Technical Support
► Then press 1 for Digital Video Products (DVIS, DigiVu, UCrypt, etc.)
► OR, press 2 for All Other Products
Email: digitalvideosupport@atxnetworks.com for Digital Video Products
Email: jleskovar@atxnetworks.com for All Other Products
CUSTOMER SERVICE
ATX Networks
1-501 Clements Road West
Ajax, ON L1S 7H4 Canada
Tel: (905) 428-6068
Toll Free:
(800) 565-7488 (USA & Canada only)
► Press *1 for Customer Service
Fax: (905) 427-1964
Toll Free Fax: (866) 427-1964 (USA & Canada only)
Web: www.atxnetworks.com
Email: support@atxnetworks.com
9.2.
Warranty Information
All of ATX Networks’ products have a 1-year warranty that covers manufacturer’s defects or failures.
9.3.Safety
IMPORTANT! FOR YOUR PROTECTION, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
WATER AND MOISTURE: Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure
through openings.
POWER SOURCES: The device should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the device.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization means of the device
is not defeated.
POWER CORD PROTECTION: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the device.
SERVICING: The user should not attempt to service the device beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other
servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
FUSING: If your device is equipped with a fused receptacle, replace only with the same type fuse. Refer to replacement text
on the unit for correct fuse type.
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