AMX AXT-CV TiltScreen CATP Specifications

OPERATION MANUAL
MODEL MS1400
DIGITAL SCANNING
SIGNAL LEVEL METER
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04/04 Rev. D
Manual Part No.
6510-00-0435
Copyright © 2004
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Contents
SECTION 1: INTRODUCING THE MS1400
INTRODUCTION .............................................................. 1-1
DIGITAL CARRIER MEASUREMENT ............................. 1-1
MEASUREMENT LOGGING ............................................ 1-1
AUTO TESTS ................................................................... 1-2
INGRESS SCAN............................................................... 1-2
THE FRONT PANEL AND KEYBOARD .......................... 1-2
Soft Keys ............................................................................................1-5
Power Key - On/Off ............................................................................1-5
Mode Selection Keys..........................................................................1-5
Installation Mode ............................................................................1-5
Level Mode .....................................................................................1-5
Full Scan Mode ..............................................................................1-5
Navigator ........................................................................................1-5
Enter Key............................................................................................1-5
Alphanumeric Keys ............................................................................1-6
Shift Key (Green Key) ........................................................................1-6
Secondary Functions..........................................................................1-6
Configure Mode..............................................................................1-6
Auto Reference ..............................................................................1-7
Snap Shot.......................................................................................1-7
Clear ...............................................................................................1-7
Backlight On/Off .............................................................................1-7
Positive/Negative............................................................................1-7
Help ................................................................................................1-7
Print ................................................................................................1-7
Store File ........................................................................................1-7
I
THE SCREEN................................................................... 1-8
The Title Bar.......................................................................................1-8
Title Bar Indicators .............................................................................1-8
The Status Bar ...................................................................................1-9
Soft Key Icons ....................................................................................1-9
Lists ..............................................................................................1-11
The Edit Box: How to Enter Values..................................................1-12
THE NAVIGATOR SCREEN ...........................................1-13
CONFIGURE SCREEN....................................................1-14
Printing A Configuration Report .......................................................1-14
GLOBAL CONFIGURATION SCREEN...........................1-15
Operator Name.................................................................................1-15
Contrast Level ..................................................................................1-15
Shutoff Time-Out ..............................................................................1-15
Backlight Time-Out...........................................................................1-16
Time..................................................................................................1-16
Date Format .....................................................................................1-17
Date ..................................................................................................1-17
Printer...............................................................................................1-17
Lines/Page .......................................................................................1-17
Baud Rate ........................................................................................1-18
Clone ................................................................................................1-18
Diagnostics.......................................................................................1-18
Factory Default .................................................................................1-18
Test Display......................................................................................1-18
MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION SCREEN..............1-19
Temperature Units............................................................................1-19
Signal Level Units.............................................................................1-19
Probe Compensation........................................................................1-19
Frequency Tuning Step Size............................................................1-19
Scan Audio Carriers .........................................................................1-20
Scan Scrambled Channels...............................................................1-20
How To Edit Test Points...................................................................1-20
Setting Digital Limits.........................................................................1-22
Calibration ........................................................................................1-22
II
Noise Floor Correction .....................................................................1-22
CHANNEL PLAN CONFIGURATION .............................1-23
What is a Channel Plan?..................................................................1-23
Why do we need a Channel Plan?...................................................1-23
How to build a Channel Plan?..........................................................1-23
Select a Channel Plan......................................................................1-24
Select Video Signal Type .................................................................1-25
Select Channel Sequence................................................................1-25
Learn the Channel Plan ...................................................................1-25
How to Edit the Channel Plan ..........................................................1-28
Channel Plan Parameters/Characteristics to edit ............................1-29
Enabled ............................................................................................1-30
Type .................................................................................................1-30
Frequency ........................................................................................1-30
Measurement Bandwidth (digital format only)..................................1-30
Channel Number ..............................................................................1-30
Label.................................................................................................1-31
Package ...........................................................................................1-31
Scrambled ........................................................................................1-31
Audio Offset (TV and DUAL type only) ............................................1-31
Audio Offset 2 (DUAL type only) ......................................................1-31
How to configure a digital carrier......................................................1-31
Select Tilt Channels .........................................................................1-32
Select Channel Packages ................................................................1-32
Copy Remote Plan ...........................................................................1-33
INGRESS CONFIGURATION..........................................1-34
Start Frequency................................................................................1-34
Stop Frequency ................................................................................1-34
Resolution ........................................................................................1-34
Dwell.................................................................................................1-34
Check Limit.......................................................................................1-35
Limit Value........................................................................................1-35
SECTION 2: USING THE MS1400
INTRODUCTION .............................................................. 2-1
III
INSTALLATION................................................................ 2-2
Selecting Channel Packages .............................................................2-2
Selecting The Test Point ....................................................................2-2
Installation Results Summary.............................................................2-3
The Channel List ................................................................................2-4
The Pass/Fail Indicator ......................................................................2-4
Channel Measurement .......................................................................2-5
Printing An Installation Report............................................................2-5
Storing Installation Results.................................................................2-6
LEVEL .............................................................................. 2-7
Adjusting The Reference Level ..........................................................2-7
Tuning By Channel.............................................................................2-7
Tuning By Frequency .........................................................................2-7
Measuring Digital Carriers..................................................................2-8
Why Two Measurement Techniques?............................................2-9
Measurement Hold ...........................................................................2-10
Printing The Screen..........................................................................2-10
Warning Indicators ...........................................................................2-10
Over-range .......................................................................................2-11
Under-range .....................................................................................2-11
Error..................................................................................................2-11
FULL SCAN.....................................................................2-12
Moving The Marker ..........................................................................2-12
Adjusting The Reference Level ........................................................2-12
Adjusting The Scale .........................................................................2-12
Zooming In And Out .........................................................................2-13
Checking Limits ................................................................................2-13
Checking Limits On An Individual Channel ......................................2-15
Measurement Hold ...........................................................................2-15
Printing The Screen..........................................................................2-15
Storing A Scan File...........................................................................2-16
Warning Indicators ...........................................................................2-16
TILT .................................................................................2-17
Moving The Marker ..........................................................................2-17
Selecting The Low And High Carriers ..............................................2-17
Adjusting The Reference Level ........................................................2-18
IV
Adjusting The Scale .........................................................................2-18
Measurement Hold ...........................................................................2-18
Printing The Screen..........................................................................2-18
Storing A Tilt File ..............................................................................2-18
SCAN...............................................................................2-19
Moving The Marker ..........................................................................2-19
Adjusting The Reference Level ........................................................2-19
Adjusting The Scale .........................................................................2-20
Checking Limits ................................................................................2-20
Measurement Hold ...........................................................................2-21
Printing The Screen..........................................................................2-21
Storing A Scan File...........................................................................2-21
AUTO TEST.....................................................................2-22
Configuring An Auto Test .................................................................2-22
Choose Location ..........................................................................2-22
New/Edit Location ........................................................................2-23
Choose Probe Point .....................................................................2-23
Measure Voltage ..........................................................................2-23
Compensation ..............................................................................2-23
Results File Name ........................................................................2-24
Type of Test..................................................................................2-24
Set Schedule ................................................................................2-24
Temperature .................................................................................2-24
Performing An Auto Test..................................................................2-25
Canceling An Auto Test ...................................................................2-26
VIEW................................................................................2-27
The File Directory .............................................................................2-27
Viewing Installation Files..................................................................2-28
Viewing Scan Files ...........................................................................2-29
Viewing Auto Test Files....................................................................2-30
Viewing Ingress Files .......................................................................2-33
INGRESS.........................................................................2-34
Moving The Marker ..........................................................................2-34
Adjusting The Reference Level ........................................................2-34
Adjusting The Scale .........................................................................2-34
V
Zooming In And Out .........................................................................2-35
Resolution ........................................................................................2-35
Peak Measurement Hold..................................................................2-35
Measurement Hold ...........................................................................2-36
The Pass/Fail Indicator ....................................................................2-36
Printing The Screen..........................................................................2-36
Storing An Ingress File .....................................................................2-36
SECTION 3: REFERENCE
USING THE REFERENCE SECTION .............................. 3-1
HELP ................................................................................ 3-2
INFORMATION................................................................. 3-3
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ................................................... 3-4
APPENDIX A: SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................ A-1
Frequency ......................................................................................... A-1
Level Measurement........................................................................... A-1
Scan Mode ........................................................................................ A-1
General.............................................................................................. A-2
Powering ........................................................................................... A-2
Optional Accessories and Parts ........................................................ A-2
Precision F-Connector....................................................................... A-3
APPENDIX B: POWER AND BATTERY MANAGEMENT
BATTERY PACK LOCATION AND INSTALLATION ...... B-1
Charging the Battery Pack ................................................................ B-1
Battery Tips ....................................................................................... B-2
APPENDIX C: INTERFACE PORT
CONNECTOR................................................................... C-1
CABLE SPECIFICATIONS............................................... C-2
VI
MODEL MS1400
Introducing
the MS1400
INTRODUCTION
The MS1400 is a high-performance instrument designed for cable
television technicians. The meter permits level measurements on analog
signals and digitally modulated carriers.
The durable, water-resistant MS1400 makes innovative use of a graphics
LCD screen to simplify operation. The LCD backlight makes
measurements easier in crawl spaces and behind television sets. Also,
the display is easy to see in bright sunlight.
DIGITAL CARRIER MEASUREMENT
As digital services such as audio, video, Internet, and telephony become
more common, a way of accurately measuring their carriers is needed.
The MS1400 provides an average power measurement of QPSK, 16QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, QPR, BPSK, CAP-16 and other modulation
schemes. To be measurable, carriers must be in a state of continuous
(non-burst) transmission.
MEASUREMENT LOGGING
With the MS1400, you can store installation checks that you have
performed throughout the day. You can also store scan and tilt
measurements. Each file is time and date stamped and can be recalled
later for viewing on the LCD screen.
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When viewing a file, you can adjust the screen settings the same as
when you are viewing a “live” measurement. Using the built-in serial port,
you can print files and even upload them to JDSU's StealthWare for
further analysis and archiving.
AUTO TESTS
Automated tests are easy with the MS1400. These tests provide a
convenient way of acquiring proof-of-performance compliance data.
Tests can be executed immediately or scheduled over a period of time.
To conserve battery life, MS1400 shuts itself off between scheduled
intervals. When configuring an Auto Test, you can record information
about the location at which the test is being performed. Files can be
created for commonly tested locations. Thus you need only enter the
information once.
Auto Test results consist of time, date, and temperature and can be
viewed on the LCD screen. Limits are applied to the measurement data
with out-of-tolerance conditions concisely indicated. You can print a test
report for each interval or a comprehensive 24-hour report that
summarizes data collected for up to four intervals. Auto Test result files
can be uploaded to JDSU's StealthWare.
INGRESS SCAN
Ingress Scan is a feature that allows the user to monitor ingress signals.
All units are equipped with a standard 5 - 890 MHz ingress scan.
THE FRONT PANEL AND KEYBOARD
The keypad (see figure on Page 1-3) consists of the following:
• three Soft keys
• Power key
• four Mode Selection keys
• Enter key
• eleven Alphanumeric keys
• Shift key (Green)
• four arrow keys
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MS1400 Front Panel: Keypad and Display Screen
1-3
MS1400: Rear, Top and Bottom Views
1-4
A description of these follows:
Soft Keys
There are three horizontally oriented soft keys located below the
display screen. The function of each soft key changes and is
determined by the particular operation being performed. An icon
immediately above the key represents it.
Power Key - On/Off
Turns your MS1400 on and off.
Mode Selection Keys
Installation Mode
Easily checks the channels that you have installed and verifies
that they are within limits.
Level Mode
Measures the signal level at a specific channel or frequency.
Full Scan Mode
Permits viewing a spectrum of all carrier levels in your channel
plan.
Navigator
Instantly lets you "travel" to any mode using the NAVIGATOR.
Enter Key
This key to used to enter or input your entry or selection.
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Alphanumeric Keys
The alphanumeric keys are used to enter data while operating your
MS1400. Notice that these keys have a numeral and up to three
alphabetic characters labeled on them. You can only access the
characters when alphanumeric entry is appropriate. In the
alphanumeric entry mode, you sequence through each character
and the numeral by repeatedly pressing the key. You can also
access a set of special characters that do not appear on the keypad
by pressing Up/Down Arrows. Once the desired character is
displayed, move the cursor to the next position using the Right
Arrow soft key. Be sure to terminate your entry by pressing Enter
key.
Shift Key (Green Key)
Some keys perform more than one function. A green icon located
next to the key represents the secondary function. Notice that the
icons are color-coded the same as the Shift key. You access the
secondary function by first pressing the Shift key and then the icon
representing the desired function.
NOTE: If you press Shift key and Soft key 1,
the unit will display the following screen:
Secondary Functions
Configure Mode
Configures your MS1400 for your own specific needs.
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Auto Reference
Lets MS1400 automatically set the reference level for you.
Snap Shot
Holds the measurement. The measurement is retained even if
the cable is disconnected from the input.
Clear
Clears your entry and lets you start over again.
Backlight On/Off
Toggle On/Off. Press Shift key twice to turn the backlight on or
off.
Positive/Negative
Permits entering positive and negative values (when allowed).
Help
Allows viewing a description of each icon found in the current
soft key menu.
Print
Prints a measurement screen, installation report, auto test report,
or configuration report to a serial printer.
Store File
Stores an Installation, Scan, or Tilt screen for later viewing, or
printing or uploading to StealthWare.
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THE SCREEN
There are certain elements of the screen that will become familiar as you
use your MS1400.
The Title Bar
Notice the title bar at the very top of the screen. It presents the title
and icon for the current mode you are using.
Title Bar Indicators
You may see indicators appear above the title bar from time to time.
This is what they represent:
This indicator appears in the top right-hand corner of the
screen when you press Shift key. This means that the
MS1400 interprets the next key that you press to be a
secondary function.
This indicator is displayed to warn you that the battery is
low. When you see this, recharge the battery or change
to a fresh one as soon as possible.
This indicates that the RF synthesizer has become
unlocked. If this condition persists, contact the nearest
JDSU Service Center.
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The Status Bar
Look for the status bar in the lower portion of the screen. It displays
the current date and time. A bar meter indicates the charge
remaining in your MS1400's battery. When the battery meter reads
low, you should switch to a freshly charged battery soon.
NOTE: When viewing an Installation or Scan
file, the status bar shows the date and time
that the file was stored instead of the current
date and time.
Soft Key Icons
There are three soft keys located immediately below the display.
The icon directly above a soft key represents the function of the soft
key.
NOTE: If the soft key function is not currently
available, the icon appears "grayed" or
"dimmed"(?).
Here is a list of all soft keys:
Select
Factory Defaults
Cycle Through Test Points
Toggle Between Frequency/Channel Tuning
Toggle Display of Hash Lines
Edit Limits
Enter Limits Submenu
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Exit Limits Submenu
Enter Scale Submenu
Exit Scale Submenu
Save Location Information
Sequence
Maximum digiCheck™ Accuracy
Normal digiCheck™ Accuracy
Enter Zoom Mode
Exit Zoom Mode
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Increment
Decrement
Save
Retrieve
Channel Package
Autoscale or Auto Reference Level
Enter Measurement Bandwidth Screen
Select Low Tilt Pilot Channel
Select High Tilt Pilot Channel
Tilt Mode
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Auto Test
Create New Location
Delete Location
Okay
Cancel
Multiple file select
Delete
Information
Toggle Peak Hold
Configure
Lists
Lists present several items for viewing and/or selecting. Notice
that the currently chosen item is highlighted. You can scroll
through the list by pressing Up/Down Arrows.
A list can be either "active" or "inactive". You can tell by looking
at the border. If the border is solid, the list is active and any keys
that you press are directed toward it. If the border is dim, the list
is inactive and is not affected by key presses. Usually you can
make a list become active by pressing Enter key.
When there are more items in the list than can be displayed at
one time, a scroll bar appears along the right-hand edge of the
list. You can use this to get an idea of where you are. When you
have reached the first or last item, an arrow appears inside the
scroll box pointing to the direction you can go.
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The Edit Box: How to Enter Values
The edit box appears in the lower portion of the screen when it is
necessary to enter values into your MS1400.
An edit box can be either “active” or “inactive”. You can tell by
looking at the border. If the border is solid, the edit box is active and
any keys that you press are directed toward it. If the border is dim,
the edit box is inactive and is not affected by pressing keys. Usually,
you can make the edit box become active by pressing Enter key. Be
sure to press Enter again when you have finished making your
entry.
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THE NAVIGATOR SCREEN
You can easily travel to any mode using the NAVIGATOR. To access the
NAVIGATOR, press Navigator key.
An icon appears on the screen for each available mode. Press Up,
Down, Left, and Right Arrows to highlight the icon that represents the
mode you want to use. Notice that the name of the mode appears on the
lower portion of the screen beneath the status bar. To get a description
of the highlighted mode, press Shift + Help key. To travel to the mode
you have highlighted, press any Soft keys or Enter key.
TIP: You can also use the numeric keys to
highlight the desired icon in the NAVIGATOR
screen. Each key corresponds to an icon in the
matrix.
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CONFIGURE SCREEN
Before using your MS1400, you may want to configure it for your
specific needs. The CONFIGURE mode allows you to select global, and
measurement related preferences and to build and edit a channel plan
that matches your cable plant.
To configure your MS1400, press Shift + Configure keys or select the
Configure icon from the NAVIGATOR. The following screen appears:
Configuration settings fall into four categories; GLOBAL,
MEASUREMENT, CHANNEL PLAN and INGRESS. Use the up and
down arrows to highlight the category you want and then press Enter
key.
TIP: You can also press the Left/Right soft
keys to scroll through the CONFIGURE
categories and then press Middle soft key to
select the highlighted category.
Printing A Configuration Report
In most configuration screens, you can print a comprehensive
configuration report by pressing the Shift + Print keys. A bar graph
appears indicating the status of the printout. The report lists all of
the configurable settings including the active channel plan.
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GLOBAL CONFIGURATION SCREEN
Operator Name
You can personalize your MS1400 by entering your name here.
Your name will then appear on report printouts.
Contrast Level
Adjusts the contrast level of the LCD for optimum viewing.
NOTE: The contrast of the LCD is affected be
variations in temperature. Your MS1400 will
automatically optimize the contrast level based
on the current temperature as measured from
the built-in sensor.
Shutoff Time-Out
Sets the amount of inactive time allowed before your MS1400 turns
off automatically. This feature is useful for conserving battery life by
preventing the MS1400 from being left on accidentally when it is not
in use. You can set the time-out period to 1, 3, or 5 minutes. There
is also an "always on" setting that defeats the automatic shutoff
feature if desired.
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IMPORTANT: Before performing Scheduled
Auto Tests, make sure that the Unit's Shutoff
Timeout is NOT programmed for "always on".
Program the Shutoff Timeout for 1, 3 or 5
minutes.
NOTE: You can manually turn off your
MS1400 at any time by pressing the Power
On/Off button.
Backlight Time-Out
Sets the amount of inactive time allowed before the backlight turns
off automatically. The backlight consumes significant power. The
Time-out feature conserves battery life by minimizing the amount of
time that the backlight is on. You can set the time-out period to 5 or
10 seconds. There is an "always off" setting for when the backlight
is not needed at all. There is also an "always on" setting that defeats
the backlight time-out feature.
You can manually turn the backlight on or off at any time by
pressing the Shift + Backlight On/Off keys (pressing Shift key
twice). When manually activated, the backlight remains on
continuously until the unit shuts off.
Tip: You can tell when the backlight is on even
in bright sunlight by looking for the backlight
indicator at the left-hand edge of the Title Bar.
The Backlight Auto indicator means that the
backlight is currently on and will turn off
automatically. The Backlight On indicator
means that the backlight is on and will remain
on continuously. If you see no indicator, the
backlight is off.
Time
Sets the time for the internal real-time clock. The time is set,
displayed, and printed in 24-hour format only (HH:MM:SS).
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Date Format
You can specify the format in which the date is to be displayed and
printed. Select from among the following formats:
MM/DD/YY
DD.MM.YY
YY.MM.DD
Date
Sets the date for the internal real-time clock. You can specify the
format in which the date is to be set, displayed and printed (see
Date Format page 1-17).
Printer
Select the manufacturer of the printer that you will be using. A
printer with a serial interface is required. Set your printer
configuration as follows:
Baud Rate:
same as your MS1400
Data Bits:
8
Stop Bits:
1
Parity:
NONE
Flow Control:
X on/X off
IMPORTANT: The baud rate of both your
MS1400 and your printer must match (see
Baud Rate page 1-18).
TIP: A serial to parallel converter (such as the
one manufactured by Black Box Corp.) can be
used for printing to a parallel printer.
Lines/Page
For text reports, you can specify the number of lines that will be
printed on each page before a form feed command is sent. Enter 0 if
you do not want any form feeds to be sent.
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Baud Rate
This is the baud rate that is used when your MS1400 communicates
with another device through the serial port. Generally, you will want
to use the highest rate supported. Be sure that the baud rate setting
of your MS1400 matches that of the device that it is connected to.
Clone
You can easily transfer the entire configuration from one MS1400
unit to another. This saves you time when configuring multiple units.
First, connect the optional cloning cable between the two MS1400
units. Select CLONE only on the unit that you want to copy the
configuration to. Press OK soft key to begin the transfer. Cloning
copies the configuration information and active channel plan. If you
wish to copy only channel plans, use the Copy Remote Channel
Plan command (see Copy Remote Plan page 1-33).
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the baud rate
setting of your MS1400 matches that of the
device that it is connected to (see Baud Rate
page 1-18).
Diagnostics
Performs hardware diagnostics and defaults stored preferences to
factory presets. Press Enter key to access the diagnostics options.
Factory Default
Sets all stored preferences to factory presets. Press Enter key to
initiate the default operation.
IMPORTANT: All stored settings are lost when
you perform this operation.
Test Display
Exercises all pixels on the LCD for test purposes. Repeated
pressing of the Enter key sequences the display between all pixels
"on", all pixels "off", and the display test screen.
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MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION SCREEN
Temperature Units
Selects the units in which temperature measurements are displayed
and printed. You can select °C or °F.
Signal Level Units
Selects the units that will be used for all signal level measurements.
You can select from: dBµV, dBmV and dBm.
Probe Compensation
This can be used to compensate for losses associated with probe
points found on certain amplifiers. You can enter a value between
-99.9 and +99.9 dB. Probe compensation is added directly to signal
level measurements. The compensation value is indicated in the
upper left-hand corner of the measurement screens. There is no
indication, however, if the compensation value is zero.
IMPORTANT: The PROBE COMPENSATION
value does not affect INSTALLATION mode.
Level measurements made while checking an
installation are uncompensated.
Frequency Tuning Step Size
This setting affects the increment/decrement step size when you are
tuning the frequency by pressing the Left/Right Arrows. You can
select a value between 25kHz and 100MHz in steps of 25kHz.
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Scan Audio Carriers
Select YES if you want to see the audio carriers in the full scan
screen. You can achieve a faster scan by omitting the audio
carriers.
Scan Scrambled Channels
Select YES if you want to see scrambled channels in the full scan
screen.
How To Edit Test Points
Your MS1400 is capable of performing tests at various locations
including; SUBSCRIBER DROP, GROUND BLOCK, TAP, and
CUSTOM (user-defined). Each test point has its own set of limits
that you can edit.
From the Configure screen (page 1-14), highlight Measurement
and then press Enter. This brings up the list of measurement
options.
Highlight Edit Test Points… from the list and press Enter key to
bring up the Edit Test Points screen. Highlight the Test Point and
press Enter to bring up the Edit Limits screen.
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Note that the enabled test points carry a check mark.
To disable a limit, select the Limit and press Select soft key.
A check mark appears in the left-hand column to indicate when a
test point is enabled. If the test point is already enabled, pressing
the Select soft key disables it.
You can edit the limits for the highlighted test point by pressing the
Edit Limits soft key. The limits appear on the screen. You may
have to scroll down the list to see the all the limits.
NOTE: If you disable all of the limits within a
test point, the test point becomes disabled.
You cannot enable a test point that has no
enabled limits.
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To edit the value of the highlighted limit, press Enter key. When the
edit box becomes active, enter the Desired Value. Be sure to press
Enter key when finished to terminate your entry.
Press Factory Defaults soft key to return all limits in the test point
to their factory-preset values.
Setting Digital Limits
The digital limits in the instrument have been disabled. These need
to be enabled for the digital limits feature to work. The limits when
enabled assume a Default value, which can be changed in the Edit
Box.
To set the digital limits, proceed as follows:
1.
From the Configure screen (page 1-14), highlight Measurement.
Press Enter to bring up the Edit Test Points screen.
2.
Highlight the Desired Test Point and press Enter to bring up the
Edit Limits screen.
3.
Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see the digital limits.
Enable the limits by pressing Select the soft key.
4.
With digital limits enabled, press Enter to activate the Edit Box.
Type in desired values and press Enter again.
Calibration
Performs user calibration for optimum measurement accuracy.
Press Enter key to access the calibration options.
Noise Floor Correction
This calibration measures the noise floor of your MS1400. You
should perform it periodically to ensure accurate measurements.
Press Enter key to initiate the calibration procedure. Your MS1400
will guide you through the process.
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CHANNEL PLAN CONFIGURATION
What is a Channel Plan?
A channel plan is a framework of cable network parameters chosen
by the user for his network. The basic entities are:
• Channel format (analog, digital, scrambled, etc.)
• System Bandwidth
• Test Limits (digital and analog)
• Carriers (audio and video)
Why do we need a Channel Plan?
A well thought-out channel plan is necessary for the proper
operation of the unit. This is accomplished by specifying tilt and
scan, and taking full advantage of the Auto Test and Installation
Check features in the JDSU instruments. Remember that the JDSU
instruments are capable of learning a channel plan from a cable
system and storing it as a built-in plan.
How to build a Channel Plan?
Use the following step-by-step procedures to build a channel plan.
The starting point is the Configure screen. Press Shift key and the
Level/Configure key to bring up the Configure screen.
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By pressing the Up/Down Arrow keys, highlight Channel Plan and
then press Enter key to bring up the Configure - Channel Plan
screen. This screen lists the various ingredients/processes for
building (configuring) a channel plan.
Select a Channel Plan
Press Up/Down Arrow keys to highlight SELECT CHANNEL PLAN
and then press Enter key. This will bring up the Select Channel
Plan screen showing the Default and other available channel plans
stored in the unit. The currently active channel is denoted by an
arrow tip to its left. To enable a different plan, press Up/Down
Arrow to highlight and then press Center soft key. To delete a plan,
press Left soft key.
NOTE: You cannot delete a currently active
plan. You must load a different plan first.
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You may implement a plan from this list or let your instrument
“learn” the cable plant’s existing channel plan. You may then edit it
as desired.
To return to the Channel Plan screen, press Right soft key.
Select Video Signal Type
Highlight VIDEO SIGNAL TYPE from the Channel Plan screen
(page 1-23). Choose from NTSC, PAL and SECAM types.
Press Enter key.
Select Channel Sequence
Highlight CHANNEL SEQUENCE from the Channel Plan screen
and press Enter to make the Edit box active. Press Up/Down
Arrow keys to select numeric or frequency, press Enter key.
NOTE: The SCAN screen always displays
channels in order of frequency regardless of
the CHANNEL SEQUENCE setting.
Learn the Channel Plan
The MS1400 is capable of identifying which channels are on your
cable plant. This allows you to quickly and easily generate a
customized channel plan.
NOTE: The MS1400 will recognize system
channels with levels equal to or > -10 dBmV.
With the instrument connected to the cable system, highlight BUILD
CHANNEL PLAN in the Channel Plan screen (page 1-23) and then
press Enter key. This will bring up the Build Channel Plan - STEP 1
screen.
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In the Edit box, type the name (up to 15 characters) of your channel
plan and press Enter. Press OK soft key to proceed to the Build
Channel Plan- STEP 2 screen. The screen contains a list of
standard channel plans to serve as a basis for your own plan.
NOTE: If your system is a PAL M type, select
NTSC for your channel plan.
Press Up/Down Arrow key, highlight a base channel plan from the
list and then press Enter. Press OK soft key to proceed to the Build
Channel Plan - STEP 3 screen
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Using the numeric keypad, type in a Stop Frequency Value in the
Edit box and press Enter. Then press OK soft key. The unit will start
searching for active channels and display the Build Channel Plan STEP 4 screen.
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The unit will complete the build and display the Build Channel PlanSTEP 5 screen (shown right above).
Press Right soft key to return to the main Channel Plan menu (page
1-23).
How to Edit the Channel Plan
Why edit the Channel Plan?
An accurate channel plan is essential for testing the cable system,
including limits for analog and digital carriers.
Editing is required to verify that the channel plan is built correctly
(has the right parameters).
From the Channel Plan screen (page 1-23), press Up/Down Arrow
keys to highlight EDIT CHANNEL PLAN, then press Enter. This will
bring up the Edit Channel Plan screen.
The screen contains a list of all channels, their frequencies and
activation status (enabled channels carry a check mark under the
ENA column). To disable a channel, highlight the Channel and then
press Left soft key.
To edit a channel's parameters, highlight that Channel and then
press Center soft key. This will bring up the Edit Channel screen.
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IMPORTANT: You may find an enabled
channel that is not in your channel plan. This
should be disabled. A channel may be missed
if the frequency is special or level too low
(<10dBmV).
IMPORTANT: You must enable a channel to
perform measurements on it.
Channel Plan Parameters/Characteristics to edit
The Configure- Edit Channel screen lists the following
parameters/characteristics:
•
ENABLED
•
TYPE
•
FREQ (MHz)
•
CHANNEL NUMBER
•
LABEL
•
CARRIER
•
CENTER FREQ (MHz)— Digital
•
MEAS BW (MHz)— Digital
•
PACKAGE
•
TAGGED
•
SCRAMBLED
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•
AUD OFFSET (MHz)
Enabled
As mentioned earlier, a channel must be enabled in order to be
measured. This is another place where you can enable or disable
the channel.
Type
There are three channel types from which to choose:
• TV - the standard video and audio carriers
• DUAL - a video carrier with two independent audio carriers (a
European format)
• SNGL - a single carrier
• Carrier (SNGL Type only)
Select the Format of the Carrier to be measured
• Analog
• QAM (Digital)
• QPSK (Digital)
• QPR (Digital)
• CAP-16 (Digital)
IMPORTANT: Digital signal level
measurements are accurate only when
performed on carriers that are in a state of
continuous (non-burst) transmission.
Frequency
This is the frequency of the video carrier in MHz. For a digital
channel, the center frequency is required.
Measurement Bandwidth (digital format only)
Enter the width in frequency of the digital carrier to be measured.
Channel Number
The channel number can range from 1 to 999.
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Label
You can enter a label up to four characters in length for each
channel. This label appears next to the channel number on most
screens to help you remember what programming is on that
channel.
Package
You can organize channels into packages. In the edit box, you can
select any package that is enabled (see Select Channel Packages
page 1-32). When you are checking an installation, you can specify
which packages the subscriber has ordered and your MS1400 will
verify that the channels are correctly installed.
Scrambled
If the channel is scrambled, select YES here so that accurate
measurements can be made.
IMPORTANT: MS1400 supports several
scrambling formats including the following:
•
Horizontal Sync Suppression
•
Vertical Sync Suppression
•
Positive Trap
Audio Offset (TV and DUAL type only)
This is the offset between the video and audio carriers in MHz.
Audio Offset 2 (DUAL type only)
This is the offset between the video and second audio carriers in
MHz.
When you are finished editing the channel, press OK soft key to
return to the channel list.
How to configure a digital carrier
1.
From the Configure - Edit Channel Plan screen (page 1-28),
highlight the channel that you wish to configure as digital, or
select an unused channel.
2.
Press Enter key to bring up the Configure - Edit Channel screen.
3.
Highlight TYPE, choose SNGL and press Enter key.
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4.
Highlight Carrier and press Enter key. Select a digital carrier
(QAM, QPSK, QPR, CAP-16) and press Enter key.
5.
Highlight Frequency, press Enter key. Type in a value for
Center Frequency and press Enter key.
6.
Highlight Measurement BW (MHz), press Enter key. Type in a
value for the bandwidth and press Enter key.
7.
Highlight channel number, press Enter key. Type in a value for
the channel number and press Enter key.
8.
Press Return soft key.
Select Tilt Channels
From the Channel Plan screen, highlight SELECT TILT
CHANNELS and press Enter to specify carriers to measure on the
TILT screen. A list of all enabled channels in the current plan
appears.
Up to six channels can be selected. To select a channel, press
Up/Down Arrow to highlight the desired channel in the list, then
press Left soft key. A check mark appears in the left-hand column
of the list indicating that this is now a TILT channel. Also, the
channel number appears in one of the six boxes above the list.
Press Select a second time to deselect the TILT channel.
Select Channel Packages
From the Configure- Channel Plan screen (page 1-23), choose
CHANNEL PACKAGES. Press Enter to bring up the Channel
Packages screen listing all available packages. These are the
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packages that will be available when you edit a channel. You can
select from one of these packages for each channel plan.
To enable a package, press Left soft key. A check mark will appear
to the left. To disable, press Left soft key again. The check mark will
disappear.
To edit the name, highlight the package and press Enter. Use the
Edit box to change the name. To complete, press Enter again.
IMPORTANT: The number in the right-hand
column of the package list indicates how many
channels are currently using the package.
When you disable a package, all channels
using that package default to NONE (no
package).
Copy Remote Plan
Once a plan has been created in one unit, it can be copied to
another similar unit (Example: MS1400 to MS1400). Connect the
two units with the cloning cable. Set the baud rates for the two units
equal. On the host unit’s Configure - Channel Plan screen (page 123), select COPY REMOTE PLAN and press OK soft key. The
channel plan will be copied to the host.
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INGRESS CONFIGURATION
Sets the measurement and limit parameters for the reverse ingress scan
feature. In the Configure screen (page 1-23), highlight Ingress and press
Enter key to access the ingress options.
Start Frequency
Enter the Frequency where you want to start the Ingress
measurement. This will be the frequency at the left-hand edge of the
graph on the Ingress screen.
Stop Frequency
Enter the Frequency where you want to stop the Ingress
measurement. This will be the frequency at the right-hand edge of
the graph on the ingress screen.
Resolution
This setting determines how much detail you will see in the Ingress
graph. The higher the resolution, the longer it will take to measure
and display the results. There are four resolution settings; LOW,
MEDIUM, HIGH, and ULTRA. You can optimize the response time
depending upon how much detail you want to see.
Dwell
This is the amount of time that your CLI-1750 will spend measuring
each frequency in the Ingress graph. Increasing this value will result
in more accurate measurements while reducing it will improve the
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response time. You can optimize this as necessary for your
application.
Check Limit
Select YES if you want the visual PASS/FAIL indicator to be
displayed on the Ingress screen. This will allow you to easily verify
whether ingress is within tolerance.
Limit Value
When the CHECK LIMIT feature is enabled, the FAIL indicator will
appear whenever the Ingress measurement exceeds this value.
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MODEL MS1400
Using the
MS1400
INTRODUCTION
Section 2 discusses the individual measurements available with the
MS1400. Each measurement mode discussion includes detailed
descriptions on how to perform the measurement and use the operating
controls and indicators.
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INSTALLATION
The INSTALLATION mode allows you to easily check the channels that
you have just installed and verify that they are within limits. If you have
configured channel packages, you can tell your MS1400 which packages
the subscriber has ordered and it will display only those channels.
Press Installation key to select the INSTALLATION mode or choose the
Installation icon from the NAVIGATOR. Your MS1400 will begin
measuring all the enabled channels in the plan. A bar graph indicates the
percentage of channels measured. When your
MS1400 has finished, you can view the results and verify that all
channels are within limits.
Selecting Channel Packages
If you have configured channel packages, a list of available
packages will appear. From this list, you can select the packages
that the subscriber has ordered. The number to the right of the
package name tells you how many channels are included in each
package. Press Up/Down Arrows to highlight a package and then
press Select soft key to select it. A check mark appears in the lefthand column of the list indicating that the package is selected. If the
highlighted package is already selected, pressing Select soft key
deselects it.
TIP: Select “ALL CHANNELS” if you want to
include all the enabled channels in the plan.
Press OK soft key or Enter when you have finished. Now your
MS1400 will only evaluate the channels from the packages that you
have selected.
TIP: You can return to this screen at any time
to change your package selection by pressing
Channel Package soft key.
Selecting The Test Point
The next thing you should do is tell your MS1400 at which test point
you are located. This determines which set of limits are used. Press
Sequence Through Test Points soft key to sequence through the
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available test points. The test point that you have selected is
represented in the upper portion of the screen by one of the
following icons:
Subscriber Drop
Ground Block
Tap
User Defined
NOTE: Be sure that you have enabled all of
the test points that you are interested in using.
The Sequence Through Test Points soft key is
only available if there is more than one
enabled test point. (see Checking Limits, page
2-13).
IMPORTANT: Only the limits that are enabled
in the selected test point are checked (see
Checking Limits, page 2-13).
Installation Results Summary
This is the overall limit check summary for all channels in the
packages that you have selected. Scroll down the list to see all the
limits results.
To quickly determine the status of the overall limit check, look at the
PASS/FAIL indicator located in the upper portion of the screen. This
indicates FAIL if any channel is not within the required limits. For
each limit, the worst case actual value is displayed along with a
pass/fail status.
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NOTE: Only the limits that are enabled in the
selected test point appear on this screen. If
there are no enabled test points, this screen
will not be available. You can however, view
the CHANNEL LIST and CHANNEL
MEASUREMENT screens described below.
The Channel List
Press Sequence soft key or Enter to sequence to the channel list
screen.
TIP: In addition to using the Sequence soft
key and the Enter key, you can also press the
Left/Right Arrows to sequence through the
results screens.
The channel list provides essential information about each channel.
In the list you will find the channel number in the first column
followed by the label. The level of the video carrier is in the next
column. The package in which the channel is contained is displayed
in the fourth column. Finally, the overall limits pass/fail result for the
channel is found in the last column.
The Pass/Fail Indicator
Use the PASS/FAIL indicator located directly above the channel list
to quickly determine whether the highlighted channel has passed
the limits check. If the channel failed, you can identify the reason(s)
for the failure by looking at the symbols that appear in this indicator.
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Adjacent Channel Failures
lower adjacent channel level
upper adjacent channel level
both upper and lower adjacent channel levels
Video Level Failures
video level too high
video level too low
DVA Failures
DVA too high
DVA too low
Channel Measurement
Press Sequence soft key or Enter to sequence to the channel
measurement screen.
This screen displays video and audio carrier level measurements
along with the DVA for the selected channel. Press Up/Down
Arrows to select the previous or next channel in the list.
Printing An Installation Report
Press Shift + Print keys to print a comprehensive report of the
installation results. A bar graph appears indicating the status of the
printout. The report lists level measurements for all the channels
that you installed and indicates out-of-limit conditions with an overall
PASS/FAIL conclusion. Space is provided for you to fill in subscriber
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information. You can attach the report to your work order or file it for
future reference.
Storing Installation Results
Press Shift +Store File keys to store the results of the installation
check into a file. A screen will appear asking you to enter a name for
the file. See VIEW page 2-27 for accessing files that you have
stored.
TIP: The results from the most recent
installation check are stored automatically. If
you have selected another mode and wish to
return to viewing the installation results you
can do so without having to repeat the
measurement process. Simply press Shift +
Installation keys and the results of the most
recent installation check will appear.
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LEVEL
Press Level Mode key to select LEVEL mode or choose Level
Mode icon from the NAVIGATOR. Here you can measure the
signal level of a specific channel or frequency. The level is
indicated both numerically and on an analog meter.
Adjusting The Reference Level
You can adjust the reference level setting of the analog bar meter
pressing the Up/Down Arrows. When you press Shift + Autoscale
keys, your MS1400 automatically sets the optimum reference level
for you.
Tuning By Channel
When you are tuned to a channel, both the video and audio carriers
of the channel are measured and displayed simultaneously. The
difference between the video and audio carriers (DVA) is also
shown. The channel number, type and label for the channel that you
are currently tuned to appear in the upper right-hand portion of the
screen. You can press the Left/Right Arrows to tune to the
previous or next enabled channel in the plan. You can also use the
numeric
Tuning By Frequency
The Toggle Between Frequency/Channel Tuning soft key toggles
between frequency and channel tuning. When you choose
frequency tuning, your MS1400 tunes to the video carrier frequency
of the selected channel.
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Use the Left/Right Arrows to tune your MS1400. The frequency
increments or decrements by the step size that you have specified
in the Measurements configuration (see Frequency Tuning Step
Size page 1-19). You can also use the numeric entry keys to tune
directly to the frequency desired.
Measuring Digital Carriers
Your MS1400 measures the signal level of digitally modulated
carriers. You will need to define a single (SNGL) type channel and
specify the carrier modulation format and measurement bandwidth
for each digital carrier that you want to measure (see How to Edit
the Channel Plan page 1-28).
IMPORTANT: Digital signal level
measurements can only be performed on
carriers that are in a state of continuous (i.e.,
non-burst) transmission.
When you have selected a single type channel with digital carrier
modulation, the measurement bandwidth and carrier modulation
format are displayed beneath the numeric level value on the righthand side of the screen.
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You can change the Measurement Bandwidth setting for the
channel that you are currently measuring by pressing Enter
Bandwidth SubMenu soft key. Enter the desired value in the edit
box that appears.
NOTE: The unit must be in the digital mode.
Your MS1400 is equipped with digiCheck™ technology for the
optimum in digital measurement precision. Press Maximum
digiCheck Accuracy soft key for maximum accuracy.
You can watch the measurement progress by looking at the status
bar in the lower right-hand portion of the display. Press Normal
digiCheck Accuracy soft key to return to normal accuracy.
Why Two Measurement Techniques?
Your MS1400 provides two alternate techniques for measuring
the power of a digital carrier, normal and digiCheck™.
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The normal measurement estimates the power over the entire
channel. It multiplies the level at the center frequency of the
carrier by a scaling factor (determined from the bandwidth that
you have entered). The advantage of the normal measurement is
that it updates quickly.
The digiCheck™ measurement provides greater precision,
particularly when there is an irregular distribution of power over
the channel bandwidth. It takes measurements throughout the
selected bandwidth, summing the power across the entire
channel. Use digiCheck™ when you want maximum accuracy.
NOTE: The digiCheck™ measurement is
available only when you are using the LEVEL
mode. All other modes (e.g., SCAN, AUTO
TEST, etc.) perform the normal measurement
only.
Measurement Hold
You can freeze the level measurement at any time by pressing Shift
+ Snapshot keys. The measurement is retained even if the cable is
disconnected from the input port. Notice that the mode icon in the
upper left-hand portion of the screen flashes when the
measurement is on hold. Press Shift + Snapshot keys again to
release the hold. The hold is also released when you tune to a
different channel or frequency. The measurement is not retained
when another mode is selected or the MS1400 is shut off.
Printing The Screen
You can print the entire screen at any time by pressing Shift + Print
keys. A bar graph appears indicating the status of the printout.
TIP: If you are using your MS1400 at a
location were it is not convenient to connect to
a printer (such as on a pole), you can put the
measurement on hold until you are able to
access the printer.
Warning Indicators
If the current measurement is inaccurate due to an out-of-range
condition or a hardware failure, your MS1400 warns you by dimming
the numeric measurement value and displaying one of the following
warning indicators:
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Over-range
The signal level is above the measurement range of the instrument.
Under-range
The signal level is below the measurement range of the instrument.
Error
A hardware problem exists. If this condition persists, contact JDSU
(see TECHNICAL SUPPORT page 3-4)
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FULL SCAN
Press Full Scan mode key to select the FULL SCAN mode or choose
Full Scan mode icon from the NAVIGATOR. A spectral graph of all the
carriers in the channel plan appears.
Moving The Marker
A vertical marker appears over the currently selected channel. The
channel number, type and label appear in the upper right-hand
portion of the screen. The frequency and level of the video and
audio carriers for the selected channel can be seen directly beneath
the graph. You can press the Left/Right Arrows to select the
previous or next channel. You can also use the numeric entry keys
to tune directly to the desired channel.
Adjusting The Reference Level
The reference level setting is displayed above the graph. This is the
level at the very top line. You can adjust the reference level pressing
the Up/Down Arrows. When you press Shift + Autoscale keys,
your MS1400 automatically sets the optimum reference level for
you.
Adjusting The Scale
The scale setting is displayed above the graph. You can adjust the
scale to provide the best view of the carrier levels by pressing Enter
Scale Submenu key. A new set of soft keys will appear. Use the
Increment/Decrement soft keys to increment and decrement the
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scale value. Press Exit Scale Submenu soft key when you have
finished.
Zooming In And Out
To zoom in on or out from the channel selected by the marker,
press Enter Zoom Mode soft key. A new set of soft keys will
appear. Use Zoom In soft key to zoom in and Zoom Out soft key to
zoom out. The magnification factor is displayed above the graph.
Press Exit Zoom Mode soft key when you have finished.
Checking Limits
You can verify that the carrier levels are within limits. First, you need
to tell your MS1400 which test point you are at. This determines
which set of limits is used.
Press Enter Limits Submenu soft key to access the limits
submenu. A new set of soft keys will appear.
Press Cycle Through Test Points soft key to sequence through
the available test points. The test point that you have selected is
represented in the upper portion of the screen by one of the
following icons:
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Subscriber Drop
Ground Block
Tap
User Defined
NOTE: Be sure that you have enabled all of
the test points that you are interested in using.
The Cycle Through Test Points soft key is
only available if there is more than one
enabled test point. (see How To Edit Test
Points page 1-20)
When you have selected the limits submenu, the marker information
below the graph is replaced by the overall limit check summary for
channels currently being displayed on the graph. For each limit,
the worst case actual value is displayed along with a pass/fail
status. The results are updated upon the completion of each scan.
Cursor on Analog Channel
Cursor on Digital Channel
IMPORTANT: The limit check results apply
only to the channels currently being displayed
on the graph — not the entire channel plan.
NOTE: Only the limits that are enabled in the
selected test point appear on this screen.
Your MS1400 can indicate the minimum and maximum carrier level
limits on the graph. When the cursor is on an analog channel, video
min and max are used. When the cursor is on a digital channel, the
digital min and max are used. The min and max hash lines will
change as the cursor moves. The out-of-limit portions appears as
diagonal “hash” areas. You can toggle the hash lines on and off by
pressing Toggle Display of Hash Lines key.
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NOTE: The limit check results are updated
with each scan. They are also updated
immediately when you press Cycle Through
Test Points or Toggle Display of Hash Lines
soft keys.
When you are finished viewing the overall limit results, press Exit
Limits Submenu soft key to return to the main menu.
Checking Limits On An Individual Channel
Indicators appear in the marker information area when a channel is
outside the limits of the currently selected test point.
Up or down arrows to the left of the video level and DVA numeric
measurement tell you when the limits have been exceeded.
measurement too high
measurement too low
When an adjacent channel error occurs, one of the following
indicators will appear in the lower left-hand area of the marker
information area:
lower adjacent channel level
upper adjacent channel level
both upper and lower adjacent channel levels
Measurement Hold
You can freeze the scan measurement at any time by pressing the
Shift + Snapshot keys. The measurement is retained even if the
cable is disconnected from the input port. Notice that the mode icon
in the upper left-hand portion of the screen flashes when the
measurement is on hold. Press Shift + Snapshot keys again to
release the hold. The measurement is not retained when another
mode is selected or the MS1400 is shut off.
Printing The Screen
You can print the entire screen at any time by pressing the Shift +
Print keys. A bar graph appears indicating the status of the printout.
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Storing A Scan File
Press Shift + Store keys to store the current scan measurement
into a file. A screen will appear asking you to enter a name for the
file. Once stored, you will be able to recall the file at a later time and
view it on the Scan screen. You will be able to adjust the screen
settings the same as when you are viewing a “live” measurement.
See VIEW page 2-27 to find out how to access files that you have
stored.
Warning Indicators
If the current measurement is inaccurate due to an out-of-range
condition or a hardware failure, your MS1400 warns you by
displaying one of the following warning indicators to the left of the
numeric level measurement in the marker information area:
Over-range
The signal level is above the measurement range of the
instrument.
Under-range
The signal level is below the measurement range of the
instrument.
Error
A hardware problem exists. If this condition persists, contact the
nearest JDSU Service Center.
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TILT
TILT mode simplifies the process of balancing an amplifier. TILT mode
can only be accessed by choosing Tilt Mode icon from the
NAVIGATOR. A spectral graph of the TILT carriers appears.
IMPORTANT: You can choose which carriers
appear on this screen when you configure your
channel plan (see Select Tilt Channels page 132).
Moving The Marker
You can view up to six carriers. A vertical marker appears over the
currently selected carrier. The channel number, type and label
appear in the upper right-hand portion of the screen. The frequency
and level of the selected carrier can be seen directly beneath the
graph. You can press the Left/Right Arrows to select the previous
or next carrier.
Selecting The Low And High Carriers
Notice that the bars representing the low and high pilots are solid
and all others are dim. You can select which carriers are used for
the tilt measurement. To select the low pilot carrier, move the
Cursor to the Desired Carrier and press Select Low Pilot Carrier
soft key. To select the high pilot carrier, move the Cursor to the
desired carrier and press Select Low Pilot Carrier soft key. The tilt
measurement is calculated from the low and high pilot carriers that
you have selected.
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Adjusting The Reference Level
The reference level setting is displayed above the graph. This is the
level at the very top line. You can adjust the reference level by
pressing the Up/Down Arrows. When you press Shift + Auto
Reference Level keys, your MS1400 automatically sets the
optimum reference level for you.
Adjusting The Scale
The scale setting is displayed above the graph. You can adjust the
scale to provide the best view of the carrier levels by pressing the
Enter Scale Submenu key. A new set of soft keys appears. Use the
Increment/Decrement soft keys to increment and decrement the
scale value. Press Exit Scale Submenu key when you have
finished.
Measurement Hold
You can freeze the tilt measurement at any time by pressing the
Shift + Snapshot keys. The measurement is retained even if the
cable is disconnected from the input port. Notice that the mode icon
in the upper left-hand portion of the screen flashes when the
measurement is on hold. Press Shift + Snapshot keys again to
release the hold. The measurement is not retained when another
mode is selected or the MS1400 is shut off.
Printing The Screen
You can print the entire screen at any time by pressing the Shift +
Print keys. A bar graph appears indicating the status of the printout.
Storing A Tilt File
Press Shift + Store keys to store the current tilt measurement into a
file. A screen will appear asking you to enter a name for the file.
Once stored, you will be able to recall the file at a later time and
view it on the Tilt screen. You will be able to adjust the screen
settings the same as when you are viewing a “live” measurement.
See VIEW page 2-27 to find out how to access files that you have
stored.
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SCAN
The MS1400 includes an additional SCAN mode that can display up to
six video carriers. You can access this mode by choosing Full Scan
Mode icon from the NAVIGATOR.
NOTE: The channels that appear on this
screen are the same ones that you selected
when you configured your tilt channels. (see
Select Tilt Channels page 1-32).
Moving The Marker
A vertical marker appears over the currently selected carrier. The
channel number, type and label appear in the upper right-hand
portion of the screen. The frequency and level of the selected carrier
can be seen directly beneath the graph. You can press the
Left/Right Arrows to select the previous or next carrier.
Adjusting The Reference Level
The reference level setting is displayed above the graph. This is the
level at the very top line. You can adjust the reference level by
pressing the Up/Down Arrows. When you press Shift + Auto
Reference Level keys, your MS1400 automatically sets the
optimum reference level for you.
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Adjusting The Scale
The scale setting is displayed above the graph. You can adjust the
scale to provide the best view of the carrier levels by pressing the
Enter Scale Submenu soft key. A new set of soft keys appears.
Use the Increment/Decrement soft keys to increment and
decrement the scale value. Press Exit Scale Submenu soft key
when you have finished.
Checking Limits
You can verify that the carrier levels are within limits. First, you need
to tell your MS1400 which test point you are at. This determines
which set of limits is used. Press Cycle Through Test Points soft
key to sequence through the available test points. The test point
that you have selected is represented in the upper portion of the
screen by one of the following icons:
Subscriber Drop
Ground Block
Tap
User Defined
NOTE: Be sure that you have enabled all of
the test points that you are interested in using.
The Cycle Through Test Points soft key is
only available if there is more than one
enabled test point. (see How To Edit Test
Points page 1-20).
When you have selected the proper test point, your MS1400 shows
the minimum and maximum carrier level limits for that test point on
the graph. When the cursor is on an analog channel, video min and
max are used. When the cursor is on a digital channel, the digital
min and max are used. The min and max hash lines will change as
the cursor moves. The out-of-limit portions appears as diagonal
“hash” areas. You can toggle the hash lines on and off by pressing
Toggle Display of Hash Lines key.
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You can quickly check to see if all SCAN carriers are within limits by
looking at the PASS/FAIL indicator above the graph.
Measurement Hold
You can freeze the scan measurement at any time by pressing the
Shift + Snapshot keys. The measurement is retained even if the
cable is disconnected from the input port. Notice that the mode icon
in the upper left-hand portion of the screen flashes when the
measurement is on hold. Press Shift + Snapshot keys again to
release the hold. The measurement is not retained when another
mode is selected or the MS1400 is shut off.
Printing The Screen
You can print the entire screen at any time by pressing the Shift +
Print keys. A bar graph appears indicating the status of the printout.
Storing A Scan File
Press Shift + Store keys to store the current scan measurement
into a file. A screen will appear asking you to enter a name for the
file. Once stored, you will be able to recall the file at a later time and
view it on the Scan screen. You will be able to adjust the screen
settings the same as when you are viewing a “live” measurement.
See VIEW page 2-27 to find out how to access files that you have
stored.
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AUTO TEST
Your MS1400 is capable of performing unattended, automated level
measurement sequences. The sequences can be programmed to repeat
over a period of time. Measurement data is stored into a file that can be
viewed, printed or uploaded to StealthWare. See VIEW page 2-27 for
accessing files from Auto Tests that you have performed.
IMPORTANT: When performing an Auto Test,
only the channels enabled in the currently
selected channel plan are measured.
Configuring An Auto Test
Choose Auto Test icon from the NAVIGATOR to configure an
automated test sequence. Your MS1400 will guide you step by step.
Choose Location
If desired, you can log information about the location at which
you are performing the test. The information will be stored in the
Auto Test file along with the measurement data. It will be
available when viewing and printing the Auto Test results. This
first screen presents you with a list of available locations. To
create a new location, press Create New Location soft key.
Press Delete Location soft key to delete the location highlighted
in the list. Press OK soft key to select the highlighted location
and continue to the next step.
TIP: If you are not interested in logging the
information, select NONE from the list. Your
MS1400 will present you with only the steps
required to configure the test.
TIP: You can rename the location highlighted
in the directory by pressing the Shift + Store
keys. A screen will appear asking you to enter
a new name.
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New/Edit Location
This screen is where you enter the information for a new or
existing location. Press the Up/Down Arrows to select the item
to be edited. The items that appear in the list depend on the type
of location you have selected. If you regularly perform tests at
this location, you can save it for future use so that you only need
to enter the information once. To do this, press Save soft key
and enter a name for the location. When you are done editing,
press OK to continue configuring the Auto Test.
NOTE: Your MS1400 will remind you when
you have not stored the location. You should
only do this, however, if you think you will
return for another test.
Choose Probe Point
Some location types have multiple points at which you can make
test measurements. If you have selected such a type, this screen
will appear. Use the Up/Down Arrows to choose the appropriate
probe point from the list and then press OK soft key.
Measure Voltage
You can log voltage measurements that you make using your
multimeter. These will appear when viewing or printing the
results of the Auto Test. When you have finished entering the
measurements, press OK soft key.
Compensation
Compensation is added directly to the signal level
measurements. You can use this to compensate for losses
associated with probe points found on certain amplifiers. The
default is the Probe Compensation value specified in Configure.
Enter a different value if necessary. Press OK soft key to
continue.
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Results File Name
Enter the name you want to use for the results file that is
created. Your MS1400 will let you know if there is already a
results file with the name that you enter. If desired, you can
overwrite an existing file of the same name. When you are ready
for the next step, press OK soft key.
Type of Test
Tests can be executed immediately or scheduled over a period
of time. Press the Up/Down Arrows to select the type of test
you want and then press OK soft key.
Set Schedule
This screen will appear only if you have selected a scheduled
test. The default schedule will perform over four intervals during
a twenty-four hour period beginning at the present time and date.
If you require a different schedule, press the Up/Down Arrows
to edit the schedule and then press OK soft key.
Temperature
The ambient temperature at which the test is performed is
recorded. Your MS1400 uses an internal temperature sensor for
this purpose. If you prefer to use your own thermometer, you can
manually enter the temperature here.
IMPORTANT: For scheduled tests, the manual
temperature entry is used for the first interval
only. Subsequent intervals will record the
temperature as measured by the internal
sensor. For accurate measurements, your
MS1400 reads the internal temperature sensor
immediately upon power-up.
When you are ready to begin the test, press OK soft key.
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Performing An Auto Test
The following screen appears when your MS1400 is performing
Auto Test measurements:
The number, type and carrier frequency of the channel currently
being measured is displayed. The bar graph indicates the
percentage of channels measured.
If you are performing a scheduled test, the time remaining until the
next interval will appear upon completion of the measurements.
IMPORTANT: To conserve battery life, your
MS1400 will automatically shut itself off
between scheduled intervals.
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IMPORTANT: Before performing Scheduled
Auto Tests, make sure that the Unit's Shutoff
Timeout is NOT programmed for "always on".
Program the Shutoff Timeout for 1, 3 or 5
minutes.
When the auto test is complete, your MS1400 will display a list of
Auto Test files that are available for viewing and printing.
NOTE: See VIEW page 2-27 to find out how to
access files from Auto Tests that you have
performed.
Canceling An Auto Test
While performing an Auto Test, you will not be able to select other
modes without first canceling the test in progress. Doing this will
result in an incomplete test — you will not be able to resume the
previously configured test.
Press Cancel soft key to cancel the Auto Test. Your MS1400 will
display a warning message and ask you to confirm your request.
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VIEW
To access measurement files that you have stored in your MS1400,
choose Store icon from the NAVIGATOR. Files are categorized into
Installations, Scans (including Tilt measurements), and Auto Tests and
Ingress.
Press the Up/Down Arrows to select the type of file that you want to
view from the main menu and then press Enter key.
The File Directory
Upon selecting the file category from the VIEW main menu, you are
presented with a directory of existing files. For example, below is the
directory of Scan files:
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To view a file, press the Up/Down Arrows to highlight the name of
the file that you want to view. Press the Retrieve soft key or Enter
key.
To delete the highlighted file, press Delete soft key. You can delete
multiple files by selecting the file, pressing the Select Multiple Files
soft key and then pressing the Delete soft key. Each press of this
soft key alternately selects and deselects the file that you have
highlighted. An indicator appears in the left-hand column to show
that you have selected the file. Select all the files that you want to
delete before pressing the Delete soft key.
TIP: You can print Installation and Auto Test
files from the directory. To print an Installation
or Auto Test file, press the Up/Down Arrows
to highlight the name of the file that you want
to print and then press Shift + Print. You can
print multiple files by first selecting the files and
pressing the Select Multiple Files soft key
and then press Shift + Print. If a scheduled
type Auto Test is highlighted, all intervals
contained in the file will be printed. You must
view Scan files in order to print them.
TIP: You can rename the file highlighted in the
directory by pressing the Shift + Store keys. A
screen will appear asking you to enter a new
name.
Viewing Installation Files
You view Installation files using the Installation results screens
described earlier in this manual. When viewing a file, you can print a
comprehensive report of the installation results by pressing the Shift
+ Print keys.
NOTE: When viewing an Installation file, the
date and time that the file was stored appears
in the status bar and the file name appears at
the top of the screen above the title bar.
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TIP: You can resave an Installation file by
pressing the Shift + Store keys. This allows
you to change the name of the file.
Viewing Scan Files
There are three types of scans that you can store and view — full
scans, six-channel scans and tilt measurements. The type of scan
depends on which screen you are in when you store the file. Once
the scan is stored, you cannot change its type.
TIP: You can tell what type of scan you have
selected in the directory without having to view
it. Just look at the icon in the upper right-hand
portion of the screen directly below the title
bar:
FULL SCAN
SIX-CHANNEL SCAN
TILT MEASUREMENT
You view Scan files using the same screen in which the file was
stored. For example, the following screen is used to view full scan
files:
IMPORTANT: When viewing a Scan file, you
can adjust the screen settings the same as
when you are viewing a “live” measurement.
These settings are described earlier in this
manual.
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NOTE: You can print the entire screen at any
time by pressing the Shift + Print keys. A bar
graph appears indicating the status of the
printout.
NOTE: When viewing a Scan file, the date and
time that the file was stored appears in the
status bar and the file name appears at the top
of the screen above the title bar.
TIP: You can resave a Scan file by pressing
the Shift + Store keys. This allows you to
change the name of the file and/or save any
changes you have made to the screen
settings.
Viewing Auto Test Files
Upon selecting the desired Auto Test file, you are presented with a
list of intervals that are contained within the file. The list includes the
interval number, date, time and temperature when the interval was
recorded.
NOTE: Immediate type Auto Tests consist of
only a single interval.
Press Information soft key to view information about the Auto Test
file. This displays the information that was logged when you
configured the test. The items presented depend upon the location
type that you selected.
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NOTE: To print a 24-hour format report, press
the Up/Down Arrows to highlight the first
interval that you want included in the report
and then press Shift + Print. The report will
include the highlighted interval plus the
following three for a total of (up to) four
intervals.
To view the measurement data from an interval, press the Up/Down
Arrows to highlight the desired interval then press either the
Retrieve soft key or the Enter key. There are three screens in
which the data is presented:
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The first screen that will appear is a tabular list that includes the
video and audio carrier levels along with the delta V/A for each
channel. Press the Up/Down Arrows to scroll through the list.
Indicators appear within the list to flag out-of-limit conditions.
The following table relates each indicator with its meaning:
* adjacent channel limit violation (does not apply to
digital channels)
↑ over limit violation
↓ under limit violation
> over range measurement error
< under range measurement error
E unlocked measurement error
To view the data for the channel highlighted in the list press soft
key Sequence or the Enter key. Use the PASS/FAIL indicator to
quickly determine whether the channel has passed the limits check.
If the channel failed, you can identify the reason(s) for the failure by
looking at the symbols that appear in this indicator.
Press Sequence soft key or the Enter key again to scroll to the limit
check summary. To quickly determine the status of the overall limit
check, look at the PASS/FAIL indicator located in the upper portion
of the screen. This indicates FAIL if any channel is not within the
required limits. For each limit, the worst case value is displayed
along with a pass/fail status.
Press Cycle Through Test Points soft key to sequence through
the available test points. The test point that you have selected is
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represented in the upper portion of the screen by one of the
following icons:
Subscriber Drop
Ground Block
Tap
User Defined
NOTE: Be sure that you have enabled all of
the test points that you are interested in using.
The Cycle Through Test Points soft key is
only available if there is more than one
enabled test point. (see How To Edit Test
Points page 1-20).
Only the limits that are enabled in the selected test point will be
checked.
NOTE: When viewing the data from an
interval, you can print a comprehensive report
by pressing Shift + Print (later) and upload to
StealthWare to keep on record, or for further
analysis (comparison with other traces).
Viewing Ingress Files
See INGRESS page 2-34.
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INGRESS
You can use your MS1400 to search for the presence of noise or
ingress that can hamper data communication.
Choose Ingress icon from the NAVIGATOR. The INGRESS screen will
appear:
The graph displays frequency on the X-axis and amplitude on the Y-axis.
Moving The Marker
You can press the Left/Right Arrows to move the marker.
Frequency and amplitude information for the marker is displayed
beneath the graph.
Adjusting The Reference Level
The reference level setting is displayed above the graph. This is the
level at the very top line. You can adjust the reference level by
pressing the Up/Down Arrows. When you press Shift + Auto
Reference Level keys, your MS1400 automatically sets the
optimum reference level for you.
Adjusting The Scale
The scale setting is displayed above the graph. You can adjust the
scale to provide the best view of the carrier levels by pressing the
Enter Scale Submenu soft key. A new set of soft keys appears.
Use the Increment and Decrement soft keys to increment and
decrement the scale value. Press the Exit Scale Submenu soft key
when you have finished.
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Zooming In And Out
To zoom in on or out from the channel selected by the marker,
press the Enter Zoom Mode soft key. A new set of soft keys will
appear. Use the Zoom In soft key to zoom in and the Zoom Out
soft key to zoom out. The magnification factor is displayed above
the graph. Press the Exit Zoom Mode soft key when you have
finished.
Resolution
Resolution affects how much detail you see on the graph. Your
MS1400 allows you to adjust the resolution so that you can optimize
the response time depending upon how much detail you want to
see.
There are four resolution settings; LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH, and
ULTRA. You can increase the resolution by pressing the Shift + up
arrow or decrease it by pressing the Shift + down arrow.
You can determine what the current setting is by looking at the
resolution indicator in the upper left-hand portion of the display
directly below the title bar:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra
Peak Measurement Hold
This feature is useful for catching transient or intermittent ingress.
Press Toggle Peak Hold soft key to toggle the peak hold function
on and off.
Notice that the Peak Hold Enabled icon appears in the upper-right
portion of the screen whenever peak hold is enabled. The numeric
value to the left of the Peak Hold Enabled icon represents the peak
level at the marker position. Peak measurements are displayed on
the graph as a dimmed trace. Press the Toggle Peak Hold soft key
again to release the peak hold function.
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Measurement Hold
You can freeze the ingress measurement at any time by pressing
the Shift + Snapshot keys. The measurement is retained even if
the cable is disconnected from the RF port. Notice that the mode
icon in the upper left-hand portion of the screen flashes when the
measurement is on hold. Press Shift + Snapshot keys again to
release the hold. The measurement is not retained when another
mode is selected or the MS1400 is shut off.
The Pass/Fail Indicator
You can look to the PASS/FAIL indicator located directly above the
graph to quickly determine whether ingress is within tolerance.
NOTE: The PASS/FAIL indicator will appear
only when The CHECK LIMIT configuration
option has been set to YES (see Check Limit
page 1-35).
NOTE: You can specify the PASS/FAIL limit
value (see Limit Value page 1-35).
Printing The Screen
You can print the entire screen at any time by pressing the Shift +
Print keys. A bar graph appears indicating the status of the printout.
Storing An Ingress File
Press Shift + Store keys to store the current ingress measurement
into a file. A screen will appear asking you to enter a name for the
file. Once stored, you will be able to recall the file at a later time and
view it on the Ingress screen. You will be able to adjust the screen
settings the same as when you are viewing a “live” measurement.
See VIEW page 2-27 to find out how to access files that you have
stored.
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Reference
USING THE REFERENCE SECTION
Appendix A provides additional information concerning the use of the
MS1400. Items include; Help, Information, and Technical Support.
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HELP
The HELP mode provides on-line user assistance by means of contextsensitive help screens. During normal operations, soft key icons appear
at the bottom of the display. Each help screen describes the condition of
the soft key icons at the time HELP was pressed.
Press Shift + Help key to select the HELP mode.
Next to the icon is a brief description of the function that the soft key
performs.
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INFORMATION
Choose the Information icon from the NAVIGATOR. Here you can view
information concerning your MS1400. The type of information includes;
model, frequency range, serial #, firmware version, calibration date,
channel plan, memory used, and current temperature.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
We've worked hard to make the MS1400 as easy-to-use as possible.
However, if you need assistance or have questions related to the use of
this product, call or email JDSU’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for
customer support.
Region
Americas
Worldwide
Europe,
Africa, and
Mid-East
Phone Number
1-866-JDSU
1-866-228-3762
1-317-614-8350
Hours of Operation
M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
EST
00800 882 85822
(European Free phone)
M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GMT
+800 882 85822
(JDSU UK)
+49 (0) 7121 86 1262
(JDSU Germany)
Asia and
the Pacific
+33 (0) 1 39 30 24 24
(JDSU France)
+852 2892 0990
(Hong Kong)
M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
+86 10 6833 7477
(China)
M-F, 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
+61 3 9690 6700
(Australia)
M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
During off-hours you can request assistance by doing one of the
following: leave a voice mail message at the Technical Assistance number in your region; email North American Technical Assistance Center,
tac@JDSU.com, or European Technical Assistance Center,
eurotac@JDSU.com; or submit your question using our online Technical
Assistance. Request form at www.JDSU.com.
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Appendix A:
Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency
Range:
Accuracy:
Tuning Resolution:
5 to 890 MHz
10 ppm at 25°C (77°F); 20 ppm over
temp.
25 kHz
Level Measurement
Range:
Resolution:
Accuracy:
Digital Average
Power:
-20 to +50 dBmV
0.1 dB
+0.75 dB Flatness; +0.75 dB Linearity
at 25°C (77°F)
+2 .0 dB (typical)
Scan Mode
Number of Channels:
Scan Rate:
120
Approximately 6 carriers/second
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General
Dimensions:
Weight:
Operating Temp.
Range:
Water Resistance:
4.25" (W) x 10.5" (H) x 3" (D)
1.36 kg (3 lb.)
-10 to +50°C (14 to 122°F) + 3dBdrift, 10 to + 50°C
Meets or exceeds MIL-STD-810D
(Method 506.2)
Powering
Battery Life:
Charge Time:
2.25 hours continuous (backlight off),
replaceable battery cartridge
16 hours max. with unit off, depending
on initial charge state
Optional Accessories and Parts
Part Number
1010-00-0342
1012-00-0145
1019-00-0467
1019-00-0468
1019-00-0469
1019-00-0470
1019-00-0473
1019-00-0476
1019-00-0479
1019-00-0480
1019-00-0554
1019-00-0557
1019-00-0558
1019-00-0592
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Description
Printer,Citizen,PN60
CLI Upgrade; MS1400 to CLI-1450 or
CLI-1750. Please consult the factory for
details.
MicroStealth MS1400 generic serial
printer cable-25 pin male connector
MicroStealth MS1400 to printer cable
MicroStealth MS1400 to PC Cable
Cloning Cable
European 220V MicroSealth charger
MS1400 Soft Carrying Case
Spare battery cartridge
Multiple 6-bay battery cartridge charger
European Charger/Adapter (CE
compliant)
Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Charger/Adapter with universal input,
12VDC output
Replacement RF input connector, F
Part Number
1019-00-0553
1019-00-1267
1019-00-1372
1019-00-1373
1019-00-1376
Description
type, Female/Female
P-MSCLI Printer/Portable Serial
Thermal Fusion printer kit (includes
cables and adapters required for
printing)
Multiple 4-bay battery cartridge charger
Extended life battery cartridge
XBC-1 charger
120V CLI charger
Precision F-Connector
This instrument is designed to perform accurate level
measurements at frequencies greater than 550 MHz. In order to
achieve the desired accuracy at higher frequencies, a precision Fconnector (2110-06-1029) is installed, and a spare is provided.
Replace this connector only with a JDSU approved precision Fconnector.
The life of the F-connector will be extended by keeping a test lead
attached to the instrument at all times. Avoid using “quick F”
connectors or “push-ons” as these are likely to damage the
connector. Measurement accuracy at these frequencies is
enhanced by using a probe prescribed by amplifier manufacturer .
When a probe is not available, a 6 dB pad with good response
characteristics throughout the measurement frequency range is
recommended at the test point.
For more information about testing at higher frequencies, please
refer to JDSU’s application note, “Considerations in Testing 750/862
MHz Amplifiers”,
call 1-800-622-5515, or
e-mail to: catvsupport@JDSU.com.
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Appendix B:
Power and
Battery
Management
BATTERY PACK LOCATION AND INSTALLATION
The MS1400 battery cartridge (1019-00-0479) is located on the back of
the unit. To remove or replace the battery pack, pull the notched tab
downward, and lift the battery pack.
To install the battery pack, insert the bottom of the pack into the groove
and press down on the battery pack until it clicks into place.
WARNING: Use only the battery pack
specified for use with the MS1400.
Charging the Battery Pack
To recharge the battery pack, plug the AC adapter into the unit. The
unit will be fully charged in 16 hours with unit off, and 30 hours with
unit operating. Use only the AC adapter supplied with the unit or
obtained from JDSU. Use of any other adapter could damage
the unit.
CAUTION: Battery Disposal Ni-Cd
Rechargeable Battery must be recycled or
disposed of in accordance with local
environmental regulations.
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Battery Tips
The MS1400 is shipped from the factory only with a light charge.
You should recharge the battery upon receipt of your unit to ensure
a full charge.
To maximize battery life, set Auto Shutoff to 1 minute and Backlight
Shutoff to "always off". These items are described in the Global
Configuration section.
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MODEL MS1400
Appendix C:
Interface Port
CONNECTOR
The MS1400 has a serial interface with RS232 drive, using a 3-pin
stereo connector. The serial interface has a driver built in for RS232
serial binary data interchange. The connector is located on the bottom of
the unit behind a water-resistant cover.
Signal
TXD
RXD
GND
Pin Assignments for Interface Port
Pin
Description
1
Transmitted Data
2
Received Data
3
Ground
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CABLE SPECIFICATIONS
MS1400 TO PC (1019-00-0469)
MS1400 TO PRINTER (STANDARD) (1019-00-0468)
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MS1400 TO MS1400 (1019-00-0470)
MS1400 TO PRINTER (CITIZEN) (1019-00-0467)
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