Agilent Technologies E6474A User`s guide

Agilent E6474A
Wireless Network
Optimization Platform
User’s Guide
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Agilent E6474A User’s Guide
Welcome to Agilent E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform
Thank you for choosing Agilent Technologies. In this User’s
Guide, you will find the instructions you need to setup the
hardware and begin using the software to take measurements.
Agilent E6474A is a state-of-the-art network testing tool that
provides you with a number of features that make it unique in
the family of RF engineering tools.
The Agilent E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform
enables wireless service providers and network equipment
manufacturers to proactively address challenges with wireless
voice and data networks by quickly and accurately identifying
problems. This makes troubleshooting complex networks faster
and more efficient than before.
The E6474A provides you with a wireless network test solution
that can be leveraged to enable site evaluation, base-station
turn-on, system acceptance, and on-going optimization.
Whether determining quality of service from the customer
perspective, or performing comprehensive network
management, the E6474A offers a common solution to meet
these requirements.
The E6474A grows with your needs to provide industry-leading
performance during all phases of the network lifecycle. Being a
highly-scalable, modular platform, the functionality of the
E6474A can be increased as needed. If you decide to enhance
your current network, or migrate to a different technology, the
E6474A can be leveraged to that the tools and training
investments are minimized as new technologies and data
formats are evaluated and turned-on.
Information you need
This guide is one member of the fresh, newly-designed
documentation set for the Agilent E6474A. It is designed to
provide you with a smooth, successful installation and set-up.
In addition to this guide, the documentation set includes:
• E6474A Quick Basics—online tutorial that provides
interactive training on how to use the system.
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• Getting Started Poster—helps you quickly set up the
hardware. You’ll find that the steps on the poster correspond
directly to the chapters in this book, making it easy to know
where to go for more information.
• Online help—provides context-sensitive information for
entries in each of the views within the software, as well as
in-depth information about the use of the E6474A software.
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Get Ready
13
About This Guide
13
Computer Hardware and Software Requirements
The E6474A Software 16
Key Software Features 16
License Manager 19
Introduction 19
For More Information
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Install the Software
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Installing the USB Drivers
22
Installing the Agilent E6474A Software
Uninstalling Existing Software 23
Installing New Software 23
Completing the Installation 24
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Preparing to Collect Data 25
Insert the Software License Key 25
Create a Data Folder 25
Copy the Map Files 25
Copy or Create a Cell Site Database 25
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In-vehicle Systems Set Up - Quick Reference 27
Portable Systems Set Up Quick Reference 29
In-Vehicle System Set Up 31
Software License Key 31
Devices Connected Directly to a Computer 31
Single-Device Portable System 31
Two-Phone Portable System 32
Devices Connected Through an E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub 33
Navigation Options 36
Cable Connections 38
Direct Connect Hub with Receivers and Agilent Direct Connect
GPS/DR 50
Connecting Two Direct Connect Hub-Systems 55
Pulse Trigger Device 58
Portable System Setup 60
Software License Key 60
Phone and Receiver Options 60
Dual Serial Port PCMCIA Card 60
Portable System Cable Connections 61
Phone Only System 61
Portable Single E645xx Receiver System 68
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
Portable Dual E645xx Receiver System 73
Phone Connections 81
Using Portable Components in a Vehicle 83
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Battery Use and Care 84
Checking the Remaining Charge 84
Charging the Battery 84
Using Vehicle Power 85
Safe Handling and Disposal 85
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Turning the Power On 88
Battery Charging 88
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Agilent Direct Connect GPS/DR 88
Phones 90
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Starting the Software 93
To start the application 93
Creating Plan Files 93
Identifying the Devices 94
System Setup View 94
Phone Connected to a Computer Serial Port 95
Enabling the Devices 97
System with an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub 98
Generic Data Devices 99
Saving the Configuration 103
Configuring the Devices 103
Configuring the Display 104
Verifying the System 105
Test 1 - Receiver Testing Using a Signal Generator 106
Test 2 - Receiver Testing by Measuring a Known Channel 112
Test 3 - Receiver Testing by Measuring the Noise Floor 114
Test 4 - GPS Receiver Testing 117
Test 5 - High Speed Scanner Testing by Measuring Known
Channels 118
Test 6 - High Speed Scanner Testing Using a Signal
Generator 118
Test 7 - Phone Testing Using a Test Call 120
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Using Quick Basics — the Online Tutorial
Run the Tutorial 123
After the Tutorial 123
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Online Help 124
Accessing Online Help 124
Using Online Help 126
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Get Assistance, if You Need It 129
Solving Problems with Your System 130
Device Communication Problems 130
Setting an iDEN Phone’s Baud Rate 131
Changing a Sagem Phone’s Operating Mode
Known Issues 132
Frequently Asked Questions
131
133
Updating E645xx Receiver Firmware
134
Contacting Customer Support 137
Technical Telephone Assistance 137
Numbers to Call 137
Returning the System for Service 139
Warranty 139
Preparing the System for Shipping 140
A
Safety and Regulatory Information 143
Warning and Caution Notices 143
General Safety Considerations 143
Installation, Use, and Storage 144
Signal and Input Power 145
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Declaration of Conformity - Analog and Digital Cellular RF
Receivers 147
Declaration of Conformity - Agilent Direct Connect Hub
B
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GPS Connections for E74xx Systems 149
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
E645xx Receiver with Internal GPS Option 150
External 1 PPS Signal 150
Trimble Placer GPS 455DR 152
Cable Connections to the Panel 152
Heading Sensor Cable Connections 153
Sensor Calibration 154
Starting the PLCRINIT Calibration Program
RDS 3000 DGPS Baud Rate Settings
149
154
156
Sample System Configurations 157
GPS RS-232 Data Cable Options 157
Phone, Receiver with GPS, and Optional Differential GPS
Phone, Receiver, and Placer GPS 455 160
Phone, Receiver, Placer GPS and Differential GPS 162
Phone, Receiver, Placer GPS with Dead Reckoning 164
Phone, Receiver, and Model 400 or SV6 166
C
Connection Panels and LED Indicators 169
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
E645xx Receiver
172
E746xx Scanner
173
170
Agilent High Speed Direct Connect GPS/DR Navigation
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Trimble Placer GPS 455DR
D
System Information
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179
Battery Specifications (part of E6473B, options 022, 023, and
024) 181
Battery Disposal 182
Power Cable 182
Charger Specifications (part of E6473B Options 022, 023, and
024) 182
Receiver Specifications 183
E6450C CDMA/TDMA PCS 1.9 GHz Receiver
Specifications 183
E6451A/E6451C GSM900 Receiver Specifications 185
E6452C CDMA/TDMA Cellular Band Receiver
Specifications 187
E6452A Option 002/E6457C Japan Cellular Band Receiver
Specifications 189
E6453C GSM1800 and Korean CDMA Band Receiver
Specifications 191
E6454C 1.9 GHz CDMA/GSM1900 Receiver
Specifications 193
E6455C 2.1 GHz W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000 Receiver
Specifications 195
E6456C 1.9 GHz W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000 Receiver
Specifications 197
E6458C GSM 850 Receiver Specifications 199
E7456C iDEN/CDMA RF Receiver Specifications 201
Phone Support
203
Options and Part Numbers 204
Cable Part Numbers 204
E6473B phone interface cable options
Antenna kit part numbers 205
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Hardware Included with E6474A Software Licenses
E
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Permanent In-Vehicle Hardware Installation 207
Installation Guidelines 208
Recommended Tools 209
Direct Connect Hub Installation 210
In-Vehicle Rack Installation 210
Mounting the E645xx Receiver 211
Antenna Installation 212
Installation Guidelines 212
GPS Antenna 212
Cellular Antennas 213
Computer Mount Installation
213
Cable Installation 214
Phone Extender Cables 214
USB Data Cable 214
Main Power Cable 214
Power Cable Connections to the Vehicle 215
Ignition Sense Lead 216
Connecting the Ignition Sense Lead to the Fuse Block 217
Connecting the Ignition Sense Lead to a Switched 12 Volt
Lead 217
Speed Pulse Cable 218
Index
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What You’ll Find in this Chapter
To do this
See this
Read about this guide, including a
summary of each chapter and
appendices’ contents
“About This Guide" on page 13
Read about the E6474A software
features
“The E6474A Software" on page 16
Review computer requirements
“Computer Hardware and Software
Requirements" on page 15
About This Guide
This guide contains installation and operating instructions for
the Agilent E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform
software, as well as instructions for using the Agilent E6473B
High Speed Direct Connect Hub.
See this chapter
For this information
1 Get Ready
An overview of the Agilent E6474A and E6473B
Computer software and hardware requirements
2 Install the Software
Instructions for Installing the E6474A and E6473B
USB software
3 Set Up Your System
Setup instructions and cable connections for
in-vehicle (drive test) and portable systems
4 Use Your System
• Powering up indoor and in-vehicle systems
• Starting the software
• Verifying the system
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For this information
5 Get Results Fast
• Using the Quick Basics to get started learning to
use the E6474A
• Accessing and using online help
6 Get Assistance, If
You Need It
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Appendix A
Safety and Regulatory
Information
Information to help you to use your system safely
Appendix B
GPS Connections for
E74xx Systems
For users of legacy E74xx Drive Test Solutions. It
contains cabling information for existing systems
with the GPS options listed.
Appendix C
Connection Panels and
Indicator LEDs
A quick reference for the panel connectors and LED
indicators of the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub, E645xx receiver, E746xx scanner, the GPS/DR
Navigation unit, and the Trimble Placer 455DR
Appendix D
System Information
System specifications, including software and
hardware options, and part numbers
Appendix E
Permanent In-Vehicle
Hardware Installation
Instructions for installing those components that
are connected to your vehicle, such as base plates
and cables
Index
Key word index helps you find information quickly
Getting telephone support
Frequently asked questions
Returning systems for service
Solving problems
Contacting customer support
Updating E645xx receiver firmware
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Computer Hardware and Software Requirements
The following are the recommended computer requirements:
• 400 MHz Pentium processor or higher
• 128 Megabytes of RAM or higher
• 1 USB port (for systems equipped with the E6473B High
Speed Direct Connect hub)
• 1 serial port per test mobile (for a phone connected directly
to a serial port)
• 1 parallel port (for the software license key, if the computer
is not equipped with a USB port or if the USB port is being
used for the E6474A Direct Connect hub)
• 2 PCMCIA slots
• 1 Gigabyte hard drive or higher
• 800 x 600 display resolution (or 1024 x 768 for generic data
measurements)
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E6474A software
Compatible with Windows 95 (for direct connect phones
only), 98, 2000, and ME. Persons using this software
should be familiar with the Windows user interface. These
recommendations are subject to change as new
functionality is provided in the product.
Dual serial port
PCMCIA (Socket
I/O) card
Required for a system equipped with multiple phones,
each of which is connected to a computer serial port. The
Socket I/O card is included with the phone, and
combination phone and receiver/scanner software
licenses.
E6473B High
Speed Direct
Connect Hub
Enables communication with the software via the
computer’s USB port. Two phones, a DTI scanner or up to
two Agilent receivers, and a GPS navigator can be
connected to the Direct Connect Hub. The Direct Connect
Hub eliminates the need for the Socket I/O cards.
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The E6474A Software
The Agilent E6474A Wireless Network Optimization software
allows you to collect engineering parameters, perform coverage
and quality of service tests, and do fault detection on wireless
networks. Collected data is displayed in real time, and can be
played back during or after a test. The software has a
user-friendly interface that allows you to create multiple test
plans with different logging options and data views.
You can export data files in .csv, .mif, .qlc, and .txt formats. In
Live Mode, you can display measurements without creating a
data file.
All measurements can be geodetically referenced, using either
the optional in-building or in-vehicle navigation information. Up
to three parameter measurements can be plotted on-screen in
the Route Map view, along with event markers and user notes.
Using in-building navigation, you track your position on a
bitmap of a floor plan that is displayed on-screen, or by
recording the number of paces and your direction changes from
a starting point. Using in-vehicle navigation, your position is
automatically tracked within the Route map view.
See Appendix D, “System Information”, on page 179, for a list of
supported devices. The E6474A software is compatible with the
following configurations:
• E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub and accessories
• Devices connected to a computer serial port
• E74xx indoor and drive-test solutions
Key Software Features
The following features are available, depending on the software
license options you purchase.
• Obtains RF coverage and service performance measurements
for 2G, 2.5G, and 3G network optimization
• Controls up to four receivers and four phones simultaneously
• User selection of the data parameters and messages collected
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• A full set of standard views for displaying parameters
graphically or as text
• Simultaneous display of multiple views to allow network
comparisons
• Automatic dialing to repeatedly place calls during a test, with
user-defined parameters
• Carrier vs. interferer measurements, displayed graphically
• User-defined list of channels to scan for signal strength and
channel identifier
• Call statistics, categorized by call termination result
• Alarms, triggered by user-defined parameters and limits
• User-configurable chart for graphically plotting parameters
over time
• Data files that are time-stamped and geodetically referenced
(with real time mapping or indoor measurement capability
options)
• Spectrum analysis, CW/channel power, and pilot analyzer,
for Agilent CDMA receivers
• Spectrum analysis and code domain power views for CDMA
and cdma2000 base station testing
• Spectrum analysis, broadcast channel analysis, and
interference analysis views for Agilent GSM receivers
• Spectrum analysis, broadcast channel analysis, and
interference analysis views for Agilent UMTS receivers
• Spectrum analysis, CW/channel power, channel analysis,
and interference analysis for Agilent TDMA receivers
• cdma2000 code domain power, code domain power (IS-95
only) and base station spectrum analysis for cdmaOne and
cdma2000 over-the-air base station testing
• Supports TDMA, IS-95, GSM, GPRS, GAIT, IS-2000, iDEN, and
UMTS technologies on a single platform
• Generic data testing and measurement capability
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NOTE
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TechTool measurement licenses (E64XXA) do not include data recording,
Layer 3 messages, or user-configured alarms.
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License Manager
Introduction
Software options are enabled via software license keys (also
called “Dongles”) that are attached to either the USB or serial
port on your computer. The DB25 software license key included
with the E6474A software contains the licenses for the software
options you have purchased. When started, the E6474A
software queries the key to determine which options to enable.
License Manager software is automatically installed when you
install the E6474A software. This software allows you to:
• Transfer licenses between keys included (for example, from
the DB25 key to the USB key)
• Add software options to your license key
• Transfer licenses between keys on different computer
systems
• Transfer licensed product options between license keys
• View online help on the use of License Manager features
For More Information
For complete instructions on using the License Manager, please
refer to the Welcome topic in the License Manager software’s
online help.
1 To start the License Manager, click Start > Programs >
Agilent Wireless Solutions > Utilities > License Manager.
2 Click Help > Contents to open the Welcome topic.
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What You’ll Find in this Chapter
To do this
See this
Install the E6473B USB software.
Note: If your system’s devices are
connected to the serial ports of the
computer, please skip “Installing the
USB Drivers, and proceed to
“Installing the Agilent E6474A
Software" on page 23.
“Installing the USB Drivers" on
page 22
Install the Agilent E6474A software
“Installing the Agilent E6474A
Software" on page 23
Complete the installation
“Preparing to Collect Data" on
page 25
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Installing the USB Drivers
In order for your computer to communicate with the connected
devices, the appropriate drivers must be installed for your
computer’s operating system.
Complete instructions on installing USB drivers are available in
Important Information About the E6473B Agilent High Speed
Direct Connect Hub. This document is shipped with the E6473B
system, and the latest version is also available at
http://www.agilent.com/cm/wireless/e6474/download.shtml.
NOTE
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Windows 2000
Windows 2000 requires that anyone installing hardware drivers must have
System Administrator rights. If you do not currently have System
Administrator rights for the computer on which the E6473B drivers need to
be installed, contact your site’s IT Support for assistance. They can either
grant you the rights you need to install the drivers, or they can log onto
your computer and perform the installation for you.
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Installing the Agilent E6474A Software
NOTE
Before starting this procedure, verify that the computer’s
battery is fully charged. Refer to the computer manufacturer’s
documentation for details.
It is recommended that you uninstall existing E6474A, Walkabout, or
VoicePrint software prior to installing a new release. In the event that you
are required to uninstall, a message box automatically appears during
installation to explain what you need to do. Refer to “Uninstalling Existing
Software” for basic uninstall instructions.
Uninstalling Existing Software
If you are uninstalling existing E6474A, Walkabout, or
VoicePrint software, follow these steps in the order they are
presented:
1 From the Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel, and
then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
2 Select Agilent E6474A, then click Add/Remove, then click
Yes to start the uninstall process.
3 After the uninstall is complete, shut down, then restart the
computer. You can then install the new version of E6474A
software, as described below.
Installing New Software
The installation CD-ROM contains three separate applications:
E6474A software, License Manager, and Cellsite Editor. All
applications are automatically installed when you install
E6474A.
1 If present, remove the software license key from the parallel
or USB port of the computer.
2 Power up the computer.
3 Close any applications that are running.
4 Disable any anti-virus software that is running.
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5 Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. Depending
on your computer, the installation process may start
automatically. However, if it does not, do the following:
• Open Windows Explorer, select the CD-ROM drive, and
then open the INSTALL folder.
• Double-click SETUP.EXE to start the installation.
• Click Yes in the Question dialog box to proceed with the
installation.
6 Follow the instructions in the installation wizard. It is
recommended that you accept the defaults offered for the
destination directory and the program folder.
Completing the Installation
1 After the installation is complete, an Information dialog box
appears, indicating that the installation was successful. Click
OK.
2 When the Setup Complete dialog box appears, choose Yes, I
want to restart my computer now, then click Finish. The
computer restarts.
3 When the computer is ready, open the Start menu and go to
Programs > Agilent Wireless Solutions > E6474A > Release
Notes.
4 Read the Release Notes to learn what’s new in the software.
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Insert the Software License Key
The E6474A installation packet contains a hardware device
programmed with the options you have purchased. Before
starting the E6474A software, plug the device into your
computer’s parallel port. The license key must be inserted for
data collection and monitoring. You can transfer the license
information to the USB-style key (also included) using the
License Manager software. See “License Manager" on page 19.
Create a Data Folder
Create a data folder for storing the data files you collect. Data
files have an “.sd5” extension. When you begin a test, a dialog
box prompts you for a file name and a location in which to store
the data file, if you have disabled the automatic file naming
option.
Copy the Map Files
For in-building navigation, a bitmap image of the floor plan is
typically used. If you plan to use in-building navigation, or to
display your route onscreen with data from an in-vehicle
navigator, it is recommended that you create a Maps folder
within the application’s directory structure. Then copy the
maps you plan to use into it. The supported map file formats
include: .bmp (bitmap), .map (ETAK street map), and .mif
(MapInfo).
Copy or Create a Cell Site Database
This step is optional. A cell site database enables the software
to display cell site names in certain views. If you do not have a
cell site database (a file with a “.cd2” extension), you can create
one using the Cellsite Editor software. Cellsite Editor is
included on the installation CD. Refer to the Cellsite Editor
software’s online help for procedures.
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What You’ll Find in this Chapter
Below you’ll find two tables to help you quickly locate the set up
information you want, one for in-vehicle systems and the other
for portable systems.
NOTE
If you need to permanently install hardware components, such as a Direct
Connect Hub base plate, refer to “Direct Connect Hub Installation" on
page 210.
In-vehicle Systems Set Up - Quick Reference
In-Vehicle System
Component(s)
To setup hardware, see:
To connect cables, see:
Direct connect hub with
scanner
“Mounting the Hub" on page 35
“Direct Connect Hub with Scanner" on page 38
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 38
“E746xx Scanner Connections" on page 40
“Computer Connections" on page 41
“Garmin GPS Receiver Connections" on page 41
Direct connect hub with
scanner and GPS/DR
Navigator
“Mounting the Hub and Scanner
or Receiver" on page 35
“Direct Connect Hub with Scanner and Agilent Direct
Connect GPS/DR" on page 42
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 38
“E746xx Scanner Connections" on page 40
“Communicating with the Agilent Direct Connect
GPS/DR" on page 45
“Computer Connections" on page 41
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In-Vehicle System
Component(s)
To setup hardware, see:
To connect cables, see:
Direct connect hub with
receiver(s)
“Mounting the Hub and Scanner
or Receiver" on page 35
“Direct Connect Hub with Receivers" on page 45
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 38
“Single E645xx Receiver Connections" on page 47
“Second E645xx Receiver Connections" on page 48
“Computer Connections" on page 41
Direct connect hub with
receiver and GPS/DR
Navigator
“Mounting the Hub and Scanner
or Receiver" on page 35
“Direct Connect Hub with Receivers and Agilent Direct
Connect GPS/DR" on page 50
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 38
“Single E645xx Receiver Connections" on page 47
“Second E645xx Receiver Connections" on page 48
“Communicating with the Agilent Direct Connect
GPS/DR" on page 45
“Computer Connections" on page 41
Direct connect hub with
phone
“E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub Connections" on
page 38
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 38
Computer serial port to
phone
“Computer Serial Port
Connections" on page 57
“Computer Serial Port Connections" on page 57
Two direct connect hubs
“Connecting Two Direct Connect
Hub-Systems" on page 55
Pulse trigger device
“Pulse Trigger Device" on
page 58
External antenna
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Portable System
Component(s)
To setup hardware, see:
To connect cables, see:
Single scanner
“Phone Only" on page 31
“Chassis Assembly" on page 61
“Carry Pack Final Assembly" on
page 65
“Using Carry Pack Assembly
with the Shoulder Strap" on
page 66
“Using the Carry Pack as a
Backpack" on page 66
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub and E746xx
Scanner Connections" on page 64
“E746xx Scanner Antenna Connections" on page 65
Direct connect hub and
phone
“Phone Only" on page 31
“Chassis Assembly" on page 61
“Carry Pack Final Assembly" on
page 65
“Using Carry Pack Assembly
with the Shoulder Strap" on
page 66
“Using the Carry Pack as a
Backpack" on page 66
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 70
Direct connect hub and
scanner
“Phone Only" on page 31
“Chassis Assembly" on page 61
“Carry Pack Final Assembly" on
page 65
“Using Carry Pack Assembly
with the Shoulder Strap" on
page 66
“Using the Carry Pack as a
Backpack" on page 66
“E746xx Scanner Antenna Connections" on page 65
Direct connect hub and
receiver
“Portable Single E645xx
Receiver System" on page 68
“Chassis and Backpack
Assembly" on page 69
“Final Assembly" on page 72
“Using the Single-Receiver
Backpack" on page 73
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 70
“E645xx Receiver Connections" on page 71
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Portable System
Component(s)
To setup hardware, see:
To connect cables, see:
Direct connect hub and two
receivers
“Portable Dual E645xx Receiver
System" on page 73
“Direct Connect Hub Chassis
Assembly" on page 74
“Receiver and Hub
Mounting" on page 77
“Dual Receiver Backpack Final
Assembly" on page 79
“Adjusting the Backpack
Harness" on page 81
“Cable Routing Within the Backpack" on page 76
“Cable Routing Through the Shoulder Straps" on
page 76
“Cable Connections to the E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub" on page 78
“Cable Connections to the E645xx Receiver" on
page 78
Computer serial port and
phone
“Computer Serial Port
Connection" on page 82
“Computer Serial Port Connection" on page 82
Carry pack with shoulder
strap (for scanner)
“Using Carry Pack Assembly
with the Shoulder Strap" on
page 66
“Carry Pack Final Assembly" on page 65
Carry pack as backpack (for
scanner)
“Using the Carry Pack as a
Backpack" on page 66
“Carry Pack Final Assembly" on page 65
Single-receiver backpack
“Portable Single E645xx
Receiver System" on page 68
“Chassis and Backpack
Assembly" on page 69
“Adjusting the Backpack
Harness" on page 81
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Connections" on page 70
“E645xx Receiver Connections" on page 71
“Final Assembly" on page 72
“Using the Single-Receiver Backpack" on page 73
Two-receiver backpack
“Portable Dual E645xx Receiver
System" on page 73
“Direct Connect Hub Chassis
Assembly" on page 74
“Receiver and Hub
Mounting" on page 77
“Adjusting the Backpack
Harness" on page 81
“Cable Routing Within the Backpack" on page 76
“Cable Routing Through the Shoulder Straps" on
page 76
“Cable Connections to the E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub" on page 78
“Cable Connections to the E645xx Receiver" on
page 78
Vehicle usage of a portable
system
“Using Portable Components in
a Vehicle" on page 83
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In-Vehicle System Set Up
Software License Key
A DB25 software license key determines which software
options are enabled. Connect it to the parallel port of the
computer. You can transfer the license information from it to
the USB key using the License Manager software that is
included with the E6474A or E74xx software. Refer to the
License Manager’s online help for instructions.
Devices Connected Directly to a Computer
This section only applies to systems consisting of a computer
and a device (or devices) connected directly to the computer’s
serial port(s). Devices that can be connected directly to the
computer include phones, Agilent 64xx receivers, and GPS
navigators.
If your system includes an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub or other E6473B options, please refer to “Devices
Connected Through an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub" on page 33.
NOTE
For all direct connect systems, the software license key must be
connected to the computer while you are using the E6474A software. The
DB25 key is programmed with the licenses that you have purchased, and
is to be connected to the computer’s parallel port. If you plan to use the
USB key instead, it must be programmed using the License Manager
software before use.
Single-Device Portable System
Phone Only
1 Connect the phone to its interface cable.
2 If necessary, connect the phone interface cable to the 9-to-26
pin adapter. (Non-TDMA phones can be directly connected to
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the serial port without an adapter when an OEM cable is
used.)
3 Connect the 9-to-26 pin adapter to the serial port of the
computer.
E64xx Receiver Only
1 Connect the receiver’s interface cable to the RS-232 port of
the receiver. Connect the opposite end of the cable to the
serial port of the computer.
2 Connect the power cable to the 9-34 VDC socket of the
receiver. Connect the opposite end of the cable to the battery.
3 If equipped, connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANTENNA
connector.
Two-Phone Portable System
Dual Serial Port PCMCIA Card
If your system includes multiple devices but does not include an
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, at least one dual serial
port PCMCIA card is required. Two devices may be connected to
each card. The Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card is required for the
following system configurations:
• A system with two or more phones that does not include an
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub. In this case, connect
each phone to a Serial port of the card.
• A system equipped with one Direct Connect Hub that has
more than three phones. (The Direct Connect Hub has two
Phone ports, and your computer may have a Serial port that
can be utilized.) In this case, connect each additional phone
to a Serial port of the card.
• A system with one phone collecting both data and trace
measurements that does not include the E6473B high speed
direct connect hub.
Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions if you need to install
the Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card:
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• Your Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card may only be compatible
with certain versions of Windows. For example, if your
computer is running Windows 2000, the dual serial port
PCMCIA card(s) must be revision C or higher.
• Check the card manufacturer’s specifications to ensure
compatibility.
• Windows 2000 requires that anyone installing hardware
drivers must have System Administrator rights. If you do not
currently have System Administrator rights for the computer
on which the E6473B drivers need to be installed, you must
contact your site’s IT Support for assistance. They can either
grant you the rights you need to install the drivers, or they
can log onto your computer and perform the installation for
you.
Phone Connections
1 Connect the phones to their respective interface cables.
2 If necessary, connect the phone interface cable to the 9-to-26
pin adapter. (Non-TDMA phones can be directly connected to
the serial port without an adapter when an OEM cable is
used.)
3 Connect the dual serial port PCMCIA data cables to the dual
serial port PCMCIA card.
4 Connect the adapter of one phone interface cable to the data
cable from the dual serial port PCMCIA card.
5 Connect the adapter of the second phone interface cable to
the data cable from the dual serial port PCMCIA card.
Devices Connected Through an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
The E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub expands the serial
communication capabilities of the computer. The computer and
hub communicate via the Universal Serial Bus (USB). The Hub
converts the USB to six serial (COM) ports, which are in turn
connected to the devices. To the E6474A data collection
software, the devices appear to be directly connected to six
serial (COM) ports of the computer.
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Up to two phones and two E645xx receivers, or two phones and
one E746xx scanner can be connected to the Hub. It also
provides power to all devices, phone battery charging, phone
audio monitoring, and a serial port for a GPS receiver or
GPS/DR navigator. In certain configurations, the Hub can
support more than two phones via the AUX port and the
Downstream USB ports.
The Hub is technology independent. The combination of a
software license key and phone interface cable determine what
E6474A software features are available.
To permanently install an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub, see Appendix E, Permanent In-Vehicle Hardware
Installation.
Phone and Receiver Options
A system equipped with the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub option is available in a variety of configurations:
• One, two, or no tracking phones
• With or without an E7468A GSM Dual Band Scanner. The
E746xx Dual Band Scanner has up to two RF antenna
connectors or one RF and 1GPS for CDMA PN.
• With one, two, or no E645xx Receivers (with or without the
GPS option). An E746xx CDMA or JCDMA PN Scanner has
one RF antenna connector and one GPS antenna connector.
NOTE
You cannot combine an E746xx Scanner and an E645xx Receiver with the
same E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub.
Dual Serial Port PCMCIA Card
If your system is equipped with two or more phones and does
not include an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, install
the Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card per the manufacturer’s
instructions. Connect the phones to the card with the cables
provided (see Figure 1). Refer to “Devices Connected Through
an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub" on page 33.
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Figure 1
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Connecting the phone via a PCMCIA card
Mounting the Hub
1 Rotate the locking knobs horizontally to allow devices to
slide into the slots of the chassis.
2 Insert the Hub into the top slot of the chassis.
3 If equipped, insert the Agilent direct connect GPS/DR or a
second direct connect Hub into the bottom slot of the chassis.
4 Rotate the locking knobs to a vertical position, and tighten
the screws.
Mounting the Hub and Scanner or Receiver
1 If you currently have the Direct Connect Hub in the carry
pack for indoor testing, remove the Direct Connect Hub from
the metal chassis that houses the battery..
2 If equipped, attach the E645xx Receiver(s) to the receiver
mounting plate with the straps provided.
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Navigation Options
The E6474A software supports many navigators. Two
navigation options are available for in-vehicle installations:
• GPS/DR Navigator. See“Communicating with the Agilent
Direct Connect GPS/DR" on page 45.
• Garmin II Plus GPS receiver. An operator’s manual and
interface cable is supplied with the receiver. Connect the
interface cable per the instructions under “Garmin GPS
Receiver Connections" on page 41. The receiver can be
powered by internal batteries or by vehicle power.
Gyro Positioning
To avoid inaccuracies in dead reckoning, the Gyro in the Agilent
Direct Connect GPS/DR must be positioned so that it is within
10 degrees of vertical or horizontal. The Gyro must be set to
indicate the Up position on the unit as follows:
1 Position the unit either horizontally or on its right edge
(vertically).
2 Turn the Gyro Position knob counter-clockwise to loosen it.
3 Slide the pin so that it indicates the applicable Up position.
4 Turn the Gyro Position knob clockwise to tighten it.
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Connecting the Speed Pulse
CAUTION
The dead reckoning system is comprised of the Gyro and the Speed
Pulse (odometer) connection. The connection of the Speed Pulse cable
is vehicle-specific and should be performed by persons trained to do
such installations.
When connecting the Speed Pulse cable, the following wiring
scheme is used:
Color
Connection
Red
Speed Pulse (odometer)
Black
Ground
White
Backup (seldom used; not
necessary for proper
operation)
Shield
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Cable Connections
Direct Connect Hub with Scanner
Before you connect the cables, install the power, USB data,
phone extender, and antenna cables, then route them through
the vehicle. (See Appendix E, Permanent In-Vehicle Hardware
Installation, for instructions.) Figure 3 shows the direct connect
hub connected to the scanner and then connected to the laptop.
Figure 3
Direct connect hub connected to a scanner
NOTE
Refer to Appendix D, “System Information", for antenna and phone
interface cable part numbers.
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
NOTE
If your system includes two Direct Connect Hub units, see “Connecting
Two Direct Connect Hub-Systems" on page 55.
1 Connect the scanner data/power cable (E6473-60083) to the
RECEIVER port on the rear panel. See Figure 4.
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Figure 4
Data and power connections
2 Connect the main power cable (E6473-60003 or
E6473-60004) to the PWR IN connector on the rear panel.
3 If programmed, insert the software license key into a
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel. Otherwise, plug
the DB25 key into the parallel port of the computer.
4 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60010) to the
Upstream) port on the front panel.
(USB
5 Connect the phones and headsets as described on
“Phones" on page 55. See Figure 5.
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Figure 5
Peripheral connections
E746xx Scanner Connections
Refer to Appendix D, System Information, for antenna part
numbers.
1 Connect the opposite end of the scanner data/power cable
(E6473-60083) to the
SCANNER port on the rear panel.
2 For a single band scanner, connect the antenna cable to the
antenna connector on the front panel.
3 For a dual band or PN scanner, connect the lower band RF
antenna cable to the lower antenna connector on the front
panel.
4 For a dual band or PN scanner, connect the upper band RF or
GPS antenna cable to the upper antenna connector on the
front panel.
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Computer Connections
1 Connect the opposite end of the USB cable (E6473-60010) to
the USB port of the computer.
2 If equipped, connect the power cable from the computer to
the 4-to-1 lighter socket adapter.
Garmin GPS Receiver Connections
If your system is equipped with a Garmin GPS receiver, follow
these steps:
1 Connect the interface cable to the receiver. See Figure 6.
Figure 6
Connect the GPS to the AUX connector
2 Connect the D-shell connector of the cable to the
port on the rear panel of the Direct Connect Hub. See
Figure 6.
AUX
3 Connect the power plug to the 4-to-1 lighter socket adapter.
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Direct Connect Hub with Scanner and Agilent Direct Connect
GPS/DR
Before you connect the cables, install the power, USB data,
handset extender, antenna, and speed pulse cables, and route
them through the vehicle. (See Appendix E, Permanent
In-Vehicle Hardware Installation, for instructions.
NOTE
Figure 7
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Refer to Appendix D, “System Information,” starting on page 179 for
antenna and phone interface cable part numbers.
Data and power connections
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E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
If your system includes two Direct Connect Hub units, see
“Connecting Two Direct Connect Hub-Systems" on page 55.
1 Connect the scanner data/power cable (E6473-60083) to
the
RECEIVER port on the rear panel. See Figure 8.
2 Connect the Direct Connect Hub power cable (E6473-60084)
to the PWR IN connector on the rear panel.
3 Connect the navigator data cable (E7484-60005) to the
AUX port on the rear panel.
4 If programmed, insert the software license key into the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel. Otherwise, plug
the DB25 key into the parallel port of the computer.
5 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60010) to the
Upstream) port on the front panel.
(USB
6 Connect the phones and headsets as described under
“Phones" on page 55. See Figure 8.
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Figure 8
Peripheral connections
E746xx Scanner Connections
Refer to Appendix D, System Information for antenna part
numbers.
1 Connect the opposite end of the scanner data/power cable
(E6473-60083) to the
SCANNER port on the rear panel.
2 For a single band scanner, connect the antenna cable to the
antenna connector on the front panel.
3 For a dual band or PN scanner, connect the lower band RF
antenna cable to the lower antenna connector on the front
panel.
4 For a dual band or PN scanner, connect the upper band RF or
GPS antenna cable to the upper antenna connector on the
front panel. See Figure 9.
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Figure 9
Direct connect hub connected to a scanner
Communicating with the Agilent Direct Connect GPS/DR
There are two method for communicating with the Agilent
Direct connect GPS/DR:
• Connecting the serial cable’s DB9 connector to the PC’s DB9
port.
NOTE
• Connecting the USB cable to the USB Upstream port.
Users should not attempt to connect a USB cable and serial cable
simultaneously. If both are connected, the serial connection is active by
default.
Direct Connect Hub with Receivers
A system with two receivers is shown in Figure 10. If your
system has only one receiver, disregard all connections shown
to receiver 2.
NOTE
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antenna and phone interface cable part numbers.
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Figure 10
Data and power connections
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
If your system includes two Direct Connect Hub units, see
“Connecting Two Direct Connect Hub-Systems" on page 55.
1 Connect the data/power cable (E6473-60006) to the
RECEIVER port on the rear panel.
2 Connect the main power cable (E6473-60003 or
E6473-60004) to the PWR IN connector on the rear panel.
3 If equipped, connect the second receiver power cable
(E6473-60091) to the AUX PWR OUT connector on the rear
panel.
4 If programmed, insert the software license key into the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel. Otherwise, plug
the DB25 key into the parallel port of the computer.
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5 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60010) to the
Upstream) port on the front panel.
(USB
6 If equipped, connect the phones and headsets as described
under “Phones" on page 55. See Figure 11.
Figure 11
Peripheral connections
Single E645xx Receiver Connections
Refer to Appendix D, “System Information,” starting on page
179 for antenna part numbers.
1 Connect the D-shell connector end of the data/power cable
(E6473-60006) to the RS-232 port of the receiver.
2 Connect the power plug of the data/power cable to the 9-34
VDC connector of the receiver.
3 Connect the antenna cable for the receiver the RF INPUT
connector.
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4 If the receiver is equipped with the GPS option, connect the
GPS antenna to the GPS antenna connector of the receiver.
See Figure 12.
NOTE
Figure 12
For more information about connections for GPS options, see “Navigation
Options" on page 36.
Single receiver connections
Second E645xx Receiver Connections
1 Connect the power plug of the second receiver power cable
(E6473-60091) to the 9-34 VDC connector.
2 Connect the short Rx Loop cable (E7450-60001) to the RX
LOOP IN port of Receiver # 1. See Figure 13.
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Figure 13
Data and power connections
3 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the RX LOOP OUT port
of Receiver # 2.
4 Connect the long Rx Loop cable (E7450-60002) to the RX LOOP
OUT port of Receiver # 1.
5 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the RX LOOP IN port
of Receiver # 2.
6 Connect the antenna cable for the receiver the RF INPUT
connector.
7 If the receiver is equipped with the GPS option, connect the
GPS antenna to the GPS ANTENNA connector of the receiver.
Computer Connections
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use the GPS in the first receiver of the series.
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1 Connect the opposite end of the USB cable (E6473-60010) to
the USB port of the computer.
2 If equipped, connect the power cable from the computer to
the 4-to-1 lighter socket adapter.
Direct Connect Hub with Receivers and Agilent Direct Connect
GPS/DR
A system with two E645xx receivers is shown in Figure 14. If
your system has only one receiver, disregard all connections
shown to Receiver 2.
NOTE
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interface cable part numbers.
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Figure 14
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Data and power connections
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
If your system includes two Direct Connect Hub units, see
“Connecting Two Direct Connect Hub-Systems" on page 55.
1 Connect the data/power cable (E6473-60006) to the
RECEIVER port on the rear panel.
2 Connect the Direct Connect Hub power cable (E6473-60084)
to the PWR IN connector on the rear panel.
3 Connect the navigator data cable (E7484-60005) to the AUX
port on the rear panel.
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4 If equipped, connect the second receiver power cable
(E6473-60091) to the AUX PWR OUT connector on the rear
panel.
5 If programmed, insert the software license key into one of
the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel.
Otherwise, plug the DB25 key into the parallel port of the
computer.
6 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60010) to the
Upstream) port on the front panel.
(USB
7 If equipped, connect the phones and headsets as described
under “Phones" on page 55.
Figure 15
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Single E645xx Receiver Connections
Refer to Appendix D, “System Information,” starting on page
179 for antenna part numbers.
1 Connect the D-shell connector end of the data/power cable
(E6473-60006) to the RS-232 port of the receiver.
2 Connect the power plug of the data/power cable to the 9-34
VDC connector of the receiver.
3 Connect the antenna cable for the receiver to the RF INPUT
connector.
4 If you have a cdmaOne or cdma2000 receiver, connect the 1
PPS cable (86156-60004) to the GPS RS-232 port.
Second E645xx Receiver Connections
1 Connect the power plug of the second receiver power cable
(E6473-60091) to the 9-34 VDC connector.
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LOOP IN port of Receiver # 1.
Refer to Appendix D, System Information, for antenna and phone interface
cable part numbers.
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Figure 16
Data and power connections
3 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the RX LOOP OUT port
of Receiver # 2.
4 Connect the long Rx Loop cable (E7450-60002) to the RX LOOP
OUT port of Receiver # 1.
5 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the RX LOOP IN port
of Receiver # 2.
6 Connect the antenna cable for the receiver the RF INPUT. If
you have a cdmaOne or cdma2000 receiver, connect the free
end of the 1 PPS cable (86156-60004) to the NAV/RTCM port.
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Computer Connections
1 Connect the free end of the USB cable (E6473-60010) to the
USB port of the computer.
2 If equipped, connect the power cable from the computer to
the 4-to-1 lighter socket adapter.
Connecting Two Direct Connect Hub-Systems
If your system includes two Direct Connect Hub units, connect
them together as follows:
1 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60005) to the
(USB
Downstream) port on the front panel of the Direct Connect
Hub connected to the computer.
2 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the
(USB
Upstream) port on the front panel of the second Direct
Connect Hub.
3 If programmed, insert the software license key into the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel of any
available USB Downstream. Otherwise, plug the DB25 key
into the parallel port of the computer.
Phones
The phone cable set includes a 3 foot (approx. one meter) phone
interface cable, a 15 foot (aaprox. 4.5 meters) extender cable
(E6473-60042), and a 9-to-26 pin adapter, that allows the phone
cable to be plugged into a Serial port of the computer for a
“direct connect” configuration (see To a Computer Serial Port
below).
Direct Connect Hub Connections
CAUTION
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the Direct Connect Hub off before connecting or disconnecting a
phone.
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1 Connect the phone interface cable(s) to the phone(s).
2 If you are using the extender cables, connect a phone
extender cable to each phone interface cable.
3 Connect the opposite end of the phone interface cable (or
extender cable) to the
(Phone 1) port of the Direct
Connect Hub. See Figure 17.
Figure 17
Connecting a phone to the direct connect hub
4 Connect the opposite end of the second phone interface cable
(or extender cable) to the
(Phone 2) port of the Direct
Connect Hub.
5 Connect the headsets (E6473-60017) to the headset
connectors of the Direct Connect Hub.
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Computer Serial Port Connections
If your system is equipped with two or more phones and does
not include an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, install
the Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card per the manufacturer’s
instructions. (See Figure 18.)
1 Connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
2 If you are using the extender cable (E6473-60042), connect it
to the phone interface cable.
3 Connect the 26 pin end of the 9-to-26 pin adapter
(E6473-60015) to the phone interface cable (or extender
cable).
4 Connect the 9-pin end of the adapter to the Serial port of the
computer. See “External Antennas" on page 58.
NOTE
Figure 18
Phone battery charging and audio monitoring are not supported with direct
connect phones.
Connecting a phone via a PCMCIA card
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External Antennas
The following phone interface kits include antenna adapters. If
your system includes one of the phone interface kits listed in
“Adapters used in kits" on page 58, follow these steps:
1 Connect the antenna adapter to the phone.
2 Connect the antenna extender cable (E6473-60105) to the
appropriate adapter, if necessary. (Two adapters are
included with the antenna kit). The antenna extender cable
connectors are both FME female type.
3 Connect the antenna to the extender cable.
4 Mount the antennas on the roof of the vehicle, with at least
18” (approx. 46 cm) between antennas.
Table 1
Phone interface kit
part number
Use with phone(s)
Adapters used in kits
Adapter part number
Adapter type
E6473-803
QCP 860, 1960, and 2760
E7483-60002
TNC female
E6473-830
Nokia 61xx
E7484-60023
FME male
Phone antenna kit part Use with frequency bands
number
TNC male to FME male
adapter part number
FME male to FME male
Adapter part number
E6473-898
900/1800 MHz
E6473-60101
E6473-60102
E6473-899
800/1900 MHz
E6473-60101
E6473-60102
Pulse Trigger Device
The E6455A, E6456A, and E645xC receivers accommodate a
pulse trigger device. The device you use must meet the following
receiver input requirements:
• Cable with BNC male connector (the Agilent pulse trigger
cable input is female BNC)
• Falling-edge triggered
• TTL threshold
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• 15 volt maximum pulse level
• 100 nanosecond minimum pulse width of period
• 300 microsecond minimum pulse
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing the pulse
trigger device. Connections to the receiver are shown in
Figure 19.
• If you have two receivers, connect the pulse trigger cable
(E7450-60015) to the RX LOOP IN and RX LOOP OUT ports as
shown in Figure 19.
• Or, if you have one receiver, connect the pulse trigger cable to
the RX LOOP IN and RX LOOP OUT ports of the same receiver.
• Connect the cable from the pulse trigger device to the BNC
connector of the pulse trigger cable. For software
configuration and calibration instructions, refer to the online
help. Search for “wheel pulse unit setup” to locate the
information.
Figure 19
Connecting the pulse trigger cable
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Portable System Setup
This section contains instructions for setting up a new portable
system. A single lithium-ion battery powers the portable
system. Always charge all batteries before beginning a survey.
Refer to “Using Portable Components in a Vehicle" on page 83
for charging and care information.
Software License Key
A DB25 software license key determines which software
options are enabled. Connect it to the parallel port of the
computer. You can transfer the license information from it to
the USB key using the License Manager software that is
included with the E6474A or E74xx software. Refer to the
License Manager’s online help for instructions.
Phone and Receiver Options
A system equipped with the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub option is available in a variety of configurations, however
you cannot use an E746xx Scanner and an E645xx Receiver
with the same E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub.
A system can be equipped with:
• One, two, or no tracking phones
• Or without an E746xx Scanner
• One, two, or no E645xx Receivers
Dual Serial Port PCMCIA Card
If your system is equipped with two or more phones and does
not include an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, install
the Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card per the manufacturer’s
instructions. Connect the phones to the card with the cables
provided.
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Portable System Cable Connections
Cable connections to the rear panels should be made before the
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, the battery pack, and
the optional Scanner are loaded into the carry bag. Cable
connections to the front panels can be made after the
components are inserted into the carry bag. If the system is not
equipped with a scanner or receiver, no cable connections are
made to the rear panel of the E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub.
An E7468A Dual Band Scanner has two RF antenna connectors.
Labels on the front panel identify the bands.
Phone Only System
This section describes the cable connections for a portable
system equipped with a phone. This configuration is housed in
the carry pack hub kit, E6473B option 022 .
Chassis Assembly
NOTE
Refer to Appendix D, “System Information", for antenna and phone
interface cable part numbers.
1 Rotate the locking knobs horizontally to allow devices to
slide into the slots of the chassis.
2 Insert the Hub into the top slot of the chassis.
3 Insert the battery into the bottom slot of the chassis.
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4 Rotate the locking knobs to a vertical position, and tighten
the screws.
The battery is keyed, and can only be properly inserted into the chassis
when the connectors are aligned.
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Figure 20
Inserting the battery into the chassis
5 Insert the chassis assembly into the carry pack as shown in
Figure 21.
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Figure 21
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Carry pack, showing the rear panels of modules
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E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub and E746xx Scanner
Connections
1 Open the rear cover of the pack, then connect the data/power
cable (E6473-60083) to the
RECEIVER port of the
Direct Connect Hub. See Figure 22.
Figure 22
Data and power connections
2 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the
port of the Scanner.
SCANNER
3 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60005) to the
(USB
Upstream) port on the Direct Connect Hub front panel.
4 Connect the opposite end of the USB data cable to the USB
port of the computer.
5 If programmed, insert the software license key into the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel. Otherwise, plug
the DB25 key into the parallel port of the computer.
6 Connect the phones and headsets as described under “Phone
Connections" on page 81. (See Figure 23 on page 65.)
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Figure 23
Peripheral connections
E746xx Scanner Antenna Connections
1 For a single band scanner, connect the antenna cable to the
antenna connector on the front panel.
2 For a dual band or PN scanner, connect the lower band RF
antenna cable to the lower antenna connector on the front
panel.
3 For a dual band or PN scanner, connect the upper band RF or
GPS antenna cable to the upper antenna connector on the
front panel.
Carry Pack Final Assembly
1 Route the antenna, phone, and computer cables through the
openings provided.
2 Close all open panels.
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3 Attach the clip-on scanner antenna to the pocket of pack. See
Figure 26 on page 67 for an example.
Using Carry Pack Assembly with the Shoulder Strap
See Figure 24 on page 66 for an example.
1 Attach the shoulder strap to the D-rings.
2 Slip the shoulder strap around your neck.
Figure 24
Side view of the carry pack showing the shoulder strap
Using the Carry Pack as a Backpack
1 Adjust the waist belt for a snug fit around your waist, then
remove it.
2 Feed the waist belt through the belt loops of the pack, as
shown in Figure 25 on page 67. The black mesh should be on
the outside.
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Figure 25
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Carry pack inside view
3 Connect the two shoulder straps to the D-rings of the pack as
shown in Figure 26.
Figure 26
Carry pack outside view
4 Mount the pack to your body, then connect the buckle of the
waist strap. See Figure 27 on page 68.
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Figure 27
Carry pack side view
5 Adjust the shoulder straps.
6 Connect the chest strap to the D-rings of the shoulder straps
as shown in Figure 25 on page 67.
7 Adjust all straps for a comfortable fit.
Portable Single E645xx Receiver System
This section describes the cable connections for a system
equipped with one E645xx receiver. This configuration is
housed in a single receiver backpack hub kit,
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E6473B option 023. The carry bag contains a bracket that
secures the Direct Connect Hub and the battery, and provides
the power connection between them.
NOTE
Refer to Appendix D, “System Information", for antenna and phone
interface cable part numbers.
Chassis and Backpack Assembly
Use the straps provided to secure all components within the
single receiver backpack.
1 Insert the battery into the chassis, and then push until it
locks in place, as shown in Figure 20 on page 62.
NOTE
The battery is keyed, and can only be properly inserted into the chassis
when the connectors are aligned.
2 Align the tabs of the Direct Connect Hub with the slots in the
chassis, then attach it to the chassis by pushing it rearward
until it locks in place.
3 Secure the chassis assembly within the right side of the
backpack.
4 Secure the E645xx Receiver within the left side of the
backpack.
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E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
1 Open the rear cover of the pack, then connect the data/power
cable (E6473-60006) to the
RECEIVER port on the rear
panel. See Figure 28.
Figure 28
Data and power connections
2 If programmed, insert the software license key into the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel. Otherwise, plug
the DB25 key into the parallel port of the computer.
3 Connect the USB data cable (E6473-60005) to the
Upstream) port on the front panel.
(USB
4 Connect the opposite end of the USB data cable to the USB
port of the computer.
5 Connect the phones and headsets as described under “Phone
Connections" on page 81. See Figure 29.
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Figure 29
Peripheral connections
E645xx Receiver Connections
1 Connect the D-shell connector end of the receiver
data/power cable (E6473-60006) to the RS-232 port.
2 Connect the power plug of the receiver data/power cable to
the 9-34 VDC connector.
3 Connect the receiver antenna cable to the RF INPUT connector
of the receiver.
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Final Assembly
1 Route the USB, antenna, and phone cables through the
openings provided. See Figure 30.
Figure 30
Single receiver backpack (right side view)
2 Close all open panels.
3 Attach the clip-on receiver antenna to the antenna loop of
the pack.
4 Attach the shoulder strap to the D-rings of the pack. See
Figure 31.
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Single receiver backpack (left side view)
Using the Single-Receiver Backpack
1 Adjust the waist belt for a snug fit around your waist, then
remove it.
2 Feed the waist belt through the belt loops of the pack. The
black mesh should be on the outside.
3 Connect the two shoulder straps to the D-rings of the pack.
4 Mount the pack to your body, then connect the buckle of the
waist strap.
5 Adjust the shoulder straps.
6 Connect the chest strap to the D-rings of the shoulder straps.
7 Adjust all straps for a comfortable fit.
Portable Dual E645xx Receiver System
This section describes the cable connections for a system
equipped with two E645xx receivers. This configuration is
housed in the dual receiver back pack hub kit,
E6473B option 024. The backpack contains a removable
mounting platform to which the receivers and Direct Connect
Hub are attached.
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The dual receiver backpack hub kit also supports a two-direct
connect hub (no receivers) configuration. To achieve this
configuration, you must purchase two Agilent High Speed Direct
Connect Hub (E6473B option 015), one dual receiver backpack
hub kit (E6473B-024), and one carry pack hub kit (E6473B
option 022). The carry pack hub kit is required for the portable
chassis and the battery kit, which would be used for the second
direct connect hub. Please note that the carry pack, itself, can
be strapped into the backpack.
NOTE
Please refer to Appendix D, “System Information", for antenna and phone
interface cable part numbers.
Direct Connect Hub Chassis Assembly
The Direct Connect Hub and the battery are attached to a metal
chassis. Refer to Figure 32 and Figure 33 for Direct Connect
Hub and battery orientation.
Figure 32
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1 Rotate the locking knobs horizontally to allow devices to
slide into the slots of the chassis.
2 Insert the battery into the bottom slot of the chassis.
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3 Rotate the locking knobs to a vertical position, and tighten
the screws.
The battery is keyed, and can only be properly inserted into the chassis
when the connectors are aligned.
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Cable Routing Within the Backpack
Refer to Figure 34 for cable routing details. Refer to Appendix
D, System Information, for antenna, phone, and headset cable
part numbers.
1 Route the receiver and GPS antenna cables through the two
openings in the cover.
2 Route the phone cables through the appropriate opening,
depending on where the phones will be attached.
3 Route the USB cable (E6473-60005) and headset cables
through the top opening.
Figure 34
Inside the backpack
Cable Routing Through the Shoulder Straps
Refer to Figure 35 for a cable routing example.
1 Route the USB cable (E6473-60005) through either shoulder
strap.
2 If the phones will be attached to the shoulder straps, route
the phone interface cables through either shoulder strap.
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Figure 35
Routing cables through the shoulder straps
Receiver and Hub Mounting
Refer to Figure 36 on page 78 for receiver and Direct Connect
Hub mounting positions. Use the straps provided to secure the
components to the platform.
1 Remove the inner component platform from the backpack.
2 Attach the E645xx receivers to the platform.
3 Attach the Direct Connect Hub/battery/chassis assembly to
the platform.
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Figure 36
Two receivers and Direct Connect Hub mounted to the platform
Cable Connections to the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
1 Connect the receiver data/power cable (E6473-60106) to the
RECEIVER port on the rear panel.
2 Connect the second receiver power cable (E6473-60107) to
the AUX PWR OUT connector.
3 If programmed, insert the software license key into the
(USB Downstream) port on the front panel. Otherwise, plug
the DB25 key into the parallel port of the computer.
4 Connect the USB cable (E6473-60005) to the
Upstream) port on the front panel.
(USB
Cable Connections to the E645xx Receiver
1 Connect the D-shell connector end of the receiver
data/power cable (E6473-60106) to the RS-232 port of
Receiver 1.
2 Connect the power plug of the receiver data/power cable to
the 9-34 VDC connector of Receiver 1.
3 Connect the power plug of the second receiver power cable
(E6473-60107) to the 9-34 VDC connector of Receiver 2.
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4 Connect the short RX Loop cable (E7450-60001) to the RX
LOOP IN port of Receiver 1.
5 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the RX LOOP OUT port
of Receiver 2.
6 Connect the long RX Loop cable (E7450-60002) to the RX LOOP
IN port of Receiver 2.
7 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the RX LOOP OUT port
of Receiver 1.
8 Connect the receiver antennas to the RF INPUT connectors of
the receivers.
9 If equipped, connect the GPS antennas to the GPS ANTENNA
connectors of the receivers.
Dual Receiver Backpack Final Assembly
1 Place the component platform inside the backpack, as shown
in Figure 36 on page 78. It attaches to the backpack with
Velcro fasteners.
2 Connect one phone interface cable to the
port of the Direct Connect Hub.
(Phone 1)
3 Connect the second phone interface cable to the
(Phone 2) port of the Direct Connect Hub.
4 Connect the headset cables (E6473-60017) to the connectors
of the Direct Connect Hub.
5 Attach the clip-on receiver antennas to the antenna loops on
the sides of the backpack. See Figure 37.
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Figure 37
Backpack exterior features
6 Close all zips.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the Direct Connect Hub or phone, always power
the Direct Connect Hub off before connecting or disconnecting a
phone.
7 With the Direct Connect Hub powered off, connect each
phone to its interface cable.
8 Attach the phones to the shoulder straps, antenna loops on
the side of the backpack, or in the phone pouches.
9 Connect the free end of the USB cable to the USB port of the
computer.
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Adjusting the Backpack Harness
1 Loosen all straps and place the pack on your back as shown
in Figure 38.
Figure 38
Tightening the shoulder straps on the backpack
2 Fasten the waist belt and tighten it so that it rests on your
hips. The waist belt should always remain on your hips, even
after the harness is adjusted.
3 Tighten up the shoulder straps until the pack feels
comfortable. The weight of the pack should be carried on
your hips for maximum comfort. The shoulder straps help
stabilize the pack on your body.
4 Connect the chest strap. You can change the vertical position
so that the strap fits comfortably across your chest. The
sternum strap reduces shoulder fatigue and increases
mobility by pulling the shoulder straps inward.
Phone Connections
The phone cable set includes a 3 foot (approx. 1 meter) phone
interface cable, a 15 foot (approx. 4.5 meter) extender cable
(E6473-60042), and a 9-to-26 pin adapter, that allows the phone
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cable to be plugged into a Serial port of the computer for a
“direct connect” configuration (See “Computer Serial Port
Connections” on page 57.).
Direct Connect Hub Connection
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the Direct Connect Hub or phone, always power
the Direct Connect Hub off before connecting or disconnecting a
phone.
1 Connect the phone interface cable(s) to the phone(s).
2 Connect the opposite end of the phone interface cable to the
(Phone 1) port of the Direct Connect Hub.
3 Connect the opposite end of the second phone interface cable
to the
(Phone 2) port of the Direct Connect Hub.
4 Connect the headsets (E6473-60017) to the headset
connectors of the Direct Connect Hub.
Computer Serial Port Connection
If your system is equipped with two or more phones and does
not include an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, install
the Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card per the manufacturer’s
instructions.
1 Connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
2 If you are using the extender cable (E6473-60042), connect it
to the phone interface cable.
3 Connect the 26 pin end of the 9-to-26 pin adapter
(E6473-60015) to the phone interface cable (or extender
cable).
4 Connect the 9 pin end of the adapter to the Serial port of the
computer.
NOTE
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Using Portable Components in a Vehicle
If you plan to use the system within a vehicle, remove the Direct
Connect Hub (and scanner, if equipped) from the metal chassis
before connecting the in-vehicle power cable to the Direct
Connect Hub. See “In-Vehicle System Set Up" on page 31 for
details.
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Battery Use and Care
Checking the Remaining Charge
Press the test button shown in Figure 39 to check the remaining
charge capacity. The battery charge level can be checked while
the Direct Connect Hub power switch is on or off, however
checking it with the power on may provide a more accurate
indication.
LEDs Lit
Figure 39
Capacity Remaining
5
81% to 100%
4
61% to 80%
3
41% to 60%
2
21% to 40%
1
1% to 20%
Lithium-ion battery
Charging the Battery
The battery (86156A-520) can be charged within the carry bag.
Disconnect the charger from the battery before checking the
charge. The battery is fully charged when all five LEDs are lit.
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WARNING
Never charge the battery when the E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub is powered on. Use only the approved charger, part no.
E6473-60009.
1 Connect the battery charger cable to the battery.
2 Plug the battery charger’s AC power cord into a 100-240V AC
50-60 Hz power source.
3 Allow approximately three hours to fully charge the battery.
Using Vehicle Power
See “In-Vehicle System Set Up" on page 31 for power cable
installation and connection instructions.
Safe Handling and Disposal
For the safe use of lithium-ion batteries, always follow the
instructions provided below. Improper handling of lithium-ion
batteries may result in injury or damage from electrolyte
leakage, heating, ignition, or explosion. Batteries must be
recycled or disposed of properly.
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WARNING
Always use the battery charger provided with the battery.
Never heat or incinerate the battery.
Never impact, pierce, or crush the battery.
Never disassemble or modify the battery. The battery contains a
circuit designed to enhance safety. Damaging this circuit may cause
overheating, fire or bursting.
Never charge a battery under high temperature conditions, such as
near a fire or in the direct sunlight. If the ambient temperature is too
high, the protection circuit may be actuated, preventing further
charging, or damage.
Never short-circuit the battery by connecting the positive and
negative terminals with a metal material.
Do not store or carry the battery where it could come into contact
with metal objects such as a key chain or necklace.
Never allow the battery to get wet or be immersed in water.
Do not place the battery in a microwave oven or high-pressure
container.
Stop charging if the battery is not charged after the prescribed
charge time.
If leakage of the electrolyte occurs, or if there is an offensive odor,
keep the battery away from any source of fire or spark.
If you become aware of any abnormal phenomena, such as odor,
discoloration, or deformation, during use, while charging, or when
storing the battery, remove the battery from the device or charger
and stop using.
In the event the electrolyte comes into contact with the eyes, flush
thoroughly with clean water, without rubbing. Consult with a
physician immediately.
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To do this
See this
Turn on power to the
system components.
“Turning the Power On" on page 88
Start the system.
“Starting the Software" on page 93
Verify the system.
“Verifying the System" on page 105
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Turning the Power On
Battery Charging
• For a portable system, verify that the Direct Connect Hub,
phone, and computer batteries are fully charged before
beginning a survey. Refer to “Battery Use and Care" on
page 84 for more information.
• For an in-vehicle system, verify that the phone batteries are
fully charged before beginning a survey.
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
The Direct Connect Hub has a three-position power switch. It
controls the power to the Hub, the phones, and the scanner or
receivers. The blue LED above the power switch will glow after
the Direct Connect Hub has initialized.
• Place the switch in the left position to power the unit on. For
in-vehicle systems, if the Direct Connect Hub is powered on
and off by an GPS/DR navigator unit, the switch should be in
the left position.
• Place the switch in the center position to power the unit off.
• For in-vehicle systems without GPS/DR navigator, placing the
switch in the right position allows the unit to power on and
off via the vehicle’s ignition switch.
NOTE
To allow the receiver to lock onto the GPS signal, allow the system to be
powered on at least 3 minutes before starting a data collection test.
Agilent Direct Connect GPS/DR
If the ignition sense lead of the main power cable has been
connected to a +12 volt source, the navigator powers up when
the vehicle’s ignition is switched on and the power switch is in
either the Ignition (right) or Power (left) position. (For
installation instructions, Appendix E, “Permanent In-Vehicle
Hardware Installation,” starting on page 207.)
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LEDs and Display During Power-up
The upper front panel LED indicates Power, and and the lower
LED indicates 1PPS (Pulse Per Second). The information shown
on these two LEDs comes from the GPS receiver. One use of the
1PPS would be to indicate that the GPS receiver is active. 1PPS
is also available at pin 9 of the rear panel RS-232 DB9 connector
and is enabled by software..
The Agilent direct connect GPS/DR status LCD displays
power-up and navigation status messages. The front panel LEDs
indicate CPU status, speed pulse status, and serial port activity.
Determining GPS Receiver Status
You can determine whether the GPS Receiver is ready to
navigate by using the E6474A software as follows:
1 Start the E6474A software, and select Tools > Navigation to
display the Navigation dialog box.
2 Click the Live Mode button.
3 When the GPS Navigator is ready to track, the Satellites box
shows the number of satellites tracked, and the Navigation
display shows either 2D or 3D, with the GPS Status
displaying “Tracking.” Both speed and direction are also
displayed. If the Nav Mode shows 3D, the altitude readings in
the display are also valid.
Before starting a data collection test, allow three minutes for
the unit to acquire GPS position data. During a data collection
test, navigation data is also combined and collected.
Calibration of Dead Reckoning
The Dead Reckoning calibration system is virtually
self-calibrating and requires minimal user intervention. Once
the Agilent direct connect GPS/DR is properly connected and
the unit is powered on for the first time, it is not yet calibrated
and operates as a normal GPS receiver.
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Once navigation begins using GPS signals, the receiver
automatically calibrates the sensors. During this calibration
process, the vehicle must be maneuvered in a specific manner
in order for the unit to calibrate, as follows:
1 Stop the vehicle for at least three seconds in order to
determine the gyro bias.
2 Drive in a straight line for a distance of approximately one
kilometer (0.62 mile).
3 Turn the vehicle, and proceed in another straight line for
approximately one kilometer (0.62 mile).
The period of time and distance traveled that are required for
the system to calibrate the Dead Reckoning sensors vary
depending on the GPS signal quality and receiver temperature
stability. The calibration continuously refines itself as you
drive.
Phones
Toshiba Direct-Connect Phone Power-up
Toshiba JCDMA phones have special power-up procedures.
Each time you power up the system, you must perform the
following procedure to enable communication between the
phone and the data collection software. Begin all of the
following procedures with the phone and computer powered
off.
Toshiba 10-CT
1 Unplug the phone interface cable from the phone.
2 Power the computer on.
3 Power the phone on.
4 Plug the interface cable into the phone.
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1 Unplug the interface cable from the phone.
2 Plug the phone interface cable into the phone. The phone will
power up.
3 Within the next 5 seconds, press the following keys on the
handset: # 3 2 5 7 4 7 * (Numbers will appear on the display.)
4 Press the # key.
5 Press the following keys: F 9 6 (The F key is to the right of
the toggle button.)
6 Press the F key.
7 Choose the DIAGE option.
8 Press the F key.
9 Power the computer on.
Toshiba 301T
1 Unplug the interface cable from the phone.
2 Plug the phone interface cable into the phone. The phone will
power up.
3 Press the following keys: F 9 0 (The F key is to the right of
the toggle button.)
4 Press the F key.
5 Choose the upper DIAGE option. (Do not choose the DIAGE
AUX option)
6 Press the F key.
7 Power the computer on.
iDEN® i1000 Plus Baud Rate
The following procedure sets the phone to communicate at
19200 baud:
1 Power up the phone. Wait for "Phone Ready" to be displayed.
2 Press the MENU key 3 times.
3 Press the key under PRGM shown in the display. The
Programming Menu is displayed.
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4 Press the key under OK in the display.
5 Press the right arrow key until SET BAUD RATE: <value> is
displayed.
6 Press the key under OK in the display.
7 Press the right arrow key until 19200 is displayed.
8 Press the key under OK in the display.
9 Press the key under EXIT in the display.
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Starting the Software
Detailed information about the software is available from the
online help. It is assumed that the software has already been
installed. If not, refer to “Installing the Agilent E6474A
Software" on page 23 for installation instructions.
Before you begin to collect or monitor data, you must:
• Start the application
• Create a plan file
• Identify and enable the devices
• Configure the devices and the display
• Save the configuration
To start the application
1 To start the application, click Start > Programs > Agilent
Wireless Solutions > E6474A > E6474A.
2 Press F5 to display the System Setup view.
3 Perform the procedure in “Identifying the Devices" on
page 94.
Creating Plan Files
An .spf file is a plan file that contains the system device
configuration, the properties settings for all of the devices, and
the views, as they have been configured and arranged in the
main window. Its name appears in the title bar of the main
window. You can create different .spf files with unique
characteristics for specific test routes.
• To create a new .spf file, click File > New. A new System
Setup view opens.
You can also open and modify an existing .spf plan file, saving it
with a different name.
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NOTE
If an .spf file is not open when you start the E6474A software,
you need to create one. You must also create a new one if you
have used the system, disconnected devices, and then
reconnected them to different COM ports than those to which
they were originally connected.
The E6474A software is shipped with a set of default and demo plan files
for each technology. These files can help you to see how .spf files are set
up and used. For information on how to locate these files and what each
file contains, refer to the online help, where you can use the help index to
locate Default Plan Files or Demo Plan Files.
Identifying the Devices
The software must identify the system devices before it can
communicate with them. System devices include the phones,
the E645xx receivers or E746xx scanner, and the navigator (if
equipped). This process is also referred to as “configuring the
system.”
NOTE
Generic data devices are configured differently than phones used in
conversation mode. See “Generic Data Devices" on page 99 for setup
information.
System Setup View
The System Setup view is used for identifying the devices.
Before identifying the devices, it appears as shown in Figure 40,
through Figure 42. After identifying the devices, it displays a
tree diagram of the system configuration, showing the computer
COM ports and the devices connected to them, as shown in
Figure 3. The following example shows how to identify a phone
attached to the COM1 port.
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If you are uncertain about how COM ports are assigned and need
assistance in determining which COM port is assigned to each specific
device, refer to Important Information About the E6473B Agilent High
Speed Direct Connect Hub. The section entitled, “Understanding and
Organizing COM Ports” provides detailed information that will help you to
identify and set up COM ports.
This document is shipped with the E6473B system, and the latest version
is also available at http://www.agilent.com/cm/wireless/e6474/
download.shtml.
Phone Connected to a Computer Serial Port
A typical System Setup view before the devices have been
identified is shown in Figure 40. The phone is connected to the
computer’s COM1 port.
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Procedure – Identify Devices
To identify the devices, perform the following procedure. All
system components should be connected and powered on.
1 Right-click on COM1 in the System Setup view. A popup
menu appears, as shown in Figure 40
Figure 40
System setup view showing pop-up menu
NOTE
Effective with release 5.0 of the E6474A software, the System Setup view
displays device identification information whenever the E6473A or E6473B
hubs are connected. You can now see at a glance which COM ports are
assigned to each type of device, and you can even identify those for
E6473A versus E6473B. You can also differentiate the functionality of each
COM port.
2 Click the Refresh Port command. After approximately 30
seconds, the device is identified, and a message appears
telling you that you can click Yes if you want to update the
Comm port, click No if you do not want to update the Comm
port, or click Details>> to view the devices found on the
Comm port.
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NOTE
If you are sure which device is connected to the selected port, you can
reduce refresh time by using the Manual Refresh option. A second menu
is displayed showing the devices you are currently licensed to use. You can
then select the device that is connected to the selected port.
3 Click the Detail button to show more information about the
device that was detected.
4 Click the Yes button to accept the configuration. Figure 41
shows an example.
Figure 41
Single direct connect phone identified on computer COM port
NOTE
When using a dual serial port PCMCIA card (PC card) take a note of which
COM port is assigned to which device.
Enabling the Devices
Note that the check box next to each device is checked,
indicating that the device is enabled for data collection. Phones,
receivers, and scanners are automatically enabled after you
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accept the results of the Refresh Port action. The navigator,
however is not automatically enabled. Before you begin logging
data or Live Mode, verify the following:
• Verify that each phone, scanner, or receiver is enabled. Click
the check box to enable the NMEA Navigator. The navigator
supplies data to plot your position on the Route Map.
• Click the check box to enable the In-Building Navigator if you
have E6474A, option 030, indoor mapping. This allows you to
use the In-Building Route Map for manually plotting your test
route.
• Click the check box to enable the Simulated Navigator when
you need to isolate a problem, and do not require real
navigation data.
System with an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
If your system is equipped with an E6473B High Speed Direct
Connect Hub, you must:
1 Connect the phones to the Phone ports.
2 Power the Direct Connect hub On.
NOTE
3 Have the E6473B driver software already installed. For the
E6473B driver installation procedure, refer to document
E6473B-90067, Important Information About the E6473B
Agilent High Speed Direct Connect Hub. This document is
shipped with the E6473B system, and the latest version is
also available at http://www.agilent.com/cm/wireless/e6474
/download.shtml.,
Make a note of the COM ports to which the data devices are connected. If
you are unfamiliar with how COM ports are assigned, refer to document
E6473B-90067. The section entitled, “Understanding and Organizing COM
Ports” details how COM ports are assigned in Windows systems.
Limitations of the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
The following are limitations of the Direct Connect Hub, when a
dual port data phone such as a Sagem OT96, Samsung X100,
Samsung X1200 Samsung A399, or Kyocera 2235 phone is
connected to it:
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• When the phone is connected to the Phone 1 port, the Aux
port cannot be used.
• When the phone is connected to the Phone 2 port, the
Receiver port cannot be used.
• In order to measure data/trace parameters, two ports must
be used.
Generic Data Devices
Before using the Agilent E6474A software to make data
measurements, it is important that you configure the external
software and hardware. This software and hardware is used to
establish a data connection through your phone, with the phone
acting as a wireless modem. The following sections outline the
tasks you need to perform before you start the Agilent E6474A
software.
For more information, refer to:
• Phone supplier’s documentation or software
• Windows Dial Up Networking installation wizard help
• Agilent E6474A online help and tutorial
Configure the Phone
Each phone is supplied with manufacturer’s documentation
that explains how to configure a phone for use as a modem
(data device). Using this documentation set up the phone’s
modem settings by navigating through the phone menu options
and entering the modem interface settings.
Add a Modem Connection to the Computer
Instructions for adding a modem connection to the computer
and configuring it are included with the phone’s
documentation. Follow the instructions explicitly.
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NOTE
In the dialog box that prompts “Do you want Windows to detect your
modem?” be sure to check the “Don’t detect my modem; I will select it
from a list” check box option. You will also be prompted to select a COM
port on which to install the modem. For this prompt, select the COM port to
which the data device is connected.
Configure the Network and Dial-up Connection
Instructions for configuring the Network and Dial-up
Connection are included with the phone’s documentation.
Follow the instructions explicitly. There are two parts to this
procedure:
• Setting up the Internet Connection: In this part of the
procedure, you set up the dial-up connection to your service
provider. You need your service provider’s phone number.
• Advanced Connection Properties: In this part of the
procedure, you set up the Dial Up Networking (DUN)
properties, including the DNS and APN settings for your ISP.
This information is available from your service provider.
NOTE
It is recommended that you use a logical (and meaningful) name for the
DUN connection name. You will select this as the Dial-up Name when you
configure the Data Port Properties in the E6474A software. For example,
include the phone type, service provider name, and Data Port connection
number: Sagem-MyProvider-COM3.
Testing the Phone/Modem Configuration
The following test verifies that all phone and modem settings
are correct:
1 Using the Dial-up Connection you have set up, establish a
connection with the Internet.
NOTE
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Not all phones have integrated data and power supply connections.
Ensure the phone is fully charged before proceeding. Connect the phone to
a serial port of the computer, using the recommended connections given
to you by the phone supplier.
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2 Open the browser on the computer.
3 Attempt to browse the WEB.
4 If this test is successful, then start the E6474A software, and
proceed to Adding a Data Device.
Adding a Data Device
Use the Data Port in the System Setup view to set up the device
and data properties. In the System Setup view, up to four
Devices can be added to the Data Port. Properties for the data
device can then be configured, in a manner similar to a phone.
To add a device to the Data Port:
1 Right-click on the Data Port. A pop-up menu appears, as
shown in Figure 42.
Figure 42
Adding a data device
2 Choose Add Device from the pop-up menu. After you add the
Data Device, it is enabled, as indicated by the check mark
next to Data Device in Figure 43.
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Figure 43
Data device added
Configuring Data Device Properties
To perform throughput and timing calculations, you should use
Agilent Data Server Software. For more information on this
software and how it works, refer to the Agilent Data Server
software installation guide (E7475-90012).
Before you can perform a test with the data server, you must
configure the properties of the Data Devices added to the Data
Port. The Properties dialog box for the Data Device allows you
to configure the test conditions and parameters. See
“Configuring the Devices" on page 103 for instructions on
opening this dialog box.
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Although the Agilent E6474A software shows the COM port in the System
Setup view that the data device is connected to, that COM port cannot be
used for configuring the device’s properties. Data Device properties can
only be configured by right-clicking on the Data Device, then choosing
Properties from the pop-up menu.
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Saving the Configuration
1 Click File > Save. The Save As dialog box opens.
2 Enter a file name.
3 Click the Save button to save the configuration. It is saved as
an .spf file.
Configuring the Devices
Properties
Each phone, scanner and receiver is configured via its
Properties dialog box. The Properties dialog box contains
tabbed pages with related test options, such as the phone
number to automatically dial, call duration, call setup time,
messages to collect, and for scanners and receivers, channels to
scan.
To configure a device:
1 Within the System Setup view, right-click on the text for the
phone, scanner, receiver, or Data Device to show the popup
menu,
2 Click Properties… The Properties dialog box for the device
opens.
NOTE
It is recommended that you also use the Edit Label command on the
pop-up menu, to give the device a meaningful name. For Data Devices, it is
helpful if the label includes the COM port that the device is connected to.
The label will appear in the title bar of the views associated with the
device.
3 Enter the appropriate information to configure the device.
Press the F1 key or click the Help button on each tabbed
page of a Properties dialog box to display the Help topic with
detailed information about the options, check boxes, and text
boxes.
4 Repeat the process to configure each phone, scanner,
receiver, or Data Device before you begin a test.
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5 After you configure all of the devices, click File > Save. The
options you have selected are saved in the .spf file that is
currently open.
6 Close, then restart the E6474A software. The .spf file that
was open for the last session reopens, with the options saved.
Configuring the Display
Standard Views
Many standard views (windows) are available for each device.
The views display the data you collect during a test. (A data file
from a test can also be played back and displayed.).
Examples of the phone views include Phone Status, which
displays signal parameters, and Layer 3 messages. Examples of
scanner views include the Scanner Chart, which shows signal
strength as text, and Scanner, which shows signal strength as a
graph for all of the channels selected.
Open each view by selecting it from the View menu, keeping in
mind the amount of screen space available. Views can also be
open and minimized to save space. For information on the view,
select it, then press the F1 key.
Receiver Views
Views of receiver measurements are displayed in the View Menu
and on the title bars of the views with the measurement name
preceded by the device identifier. For example, the Base Station
Spectrum Analyzer measurement is displayed in a view as the
E64xx_measurement ID_Base Stattion Spectrum Analyzer, as
shown in Figure 44 on page 105. The device identifier helps to
instantly identify it as a receiver view.
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A typical receiver view.
When you create a receiver measurement while editing receiver
properties, the view does not automatically display; however,
you can open the view at any time by using the View menu.
Note that, when you open a receiver view, you automatically
create a measurement if one has not already been created.
Verifying the System
Overview
There are seven tests you can use to verify your system, as listed
in Table 2 on page 106.
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Table 2
Methods to verify your system
Test Description and Page
“Test 1 - Receiver Testing Using a Signal Generator" on page 106
“Test 2 - Receiver Testing by Measuring a Known Channel" on page 112
“Test 3 - Receiver Testing by Measuring the Noise Floor" on page 114
“Test 4 - GPS Receiver Testing" on page 117
“Test 5 - High Speed Scanner Testing by Measuring Known Channels" on
page 118
“Test 6 - High Speed Scanner Testing Using a Signal Generator" on page 118
“Test 7 - Phone Testing Using a Test Call" on page 120
• If your system includes an Agilent digital receiver, perform
tests 1, 2, or 3 and test 4. Tests 1 and 2 provide the highest
level of confidence. Teest 3 should only be used for testing
the receiver if you do not have a signal generator and there is
no known channel in the system.
• If your system includes an E746xx scanner, perform
test 5 or 6.
• If your system includes a phone, perform test 7.
NOTE
The verification tests are only used to alert you to possible non-operating
conditions. To measure actual receiver specifications, the unit must be
measured in a controlled environment, using Agilent Technologies’
prescribed measurement techniques.
Test 1 - Receiver Testing Using a Signal Generator
Preparing the Hardware
1 Connect the system as shown in Figure 45 on page 107, but
do not connect the signal generator output. The Agilent
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receiver requires a 30-minute warm-up period to meet the
guaranteed specifications.
NOTE
Figure 45
There is a three-minute delay after power-up or re-configuration, before
the internal temperature sensor is activated and measurements are
nominally correct.
System measurement verification setup using a signal generator
2 Depending on your system type, set the frequency/power
levels using “Signal Generator Uplink Settings" on page 108.
3 Verify that the correct values are set on the signal generator.
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Table 3
Signal Generator Uplink Settings
Model
Frequency and Power Setting
GSM1900, TDMA, cdma2000 and CDMA PCS
band systems
1879 MHz at –60 dBm
GSM DCS1800 band systems
1748 MHz at –60 dBm
GSM900 band systems
898 MHz at –60 dBm
Cellular CDMA and TDMA band systems
837 MHz at -60 dBm
UMTS E6455C receivers
1950 MHz at –60 dBm
Preparing the Software
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to “Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform
the procedure, if you have not already done so.
3 Click Log > Start Live Mode.
4 Open the Spectrum Analyzer view and maximize the view.
5 Connect the signal generator output to the RF input of the
receiver.
6 Turn on the signal generator.
7 Set the measurement software as follows:
Band: Uplink
Frequency: Refer to Table 3 on page 108.
Span: 1 MHz
Averaging: Running
Averages: 32
You should see a signal trace showing a single spectral peak in
the middle of the display, as shown in Figure 46 on page 109.
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Figure 46
Spectrum Display with Marker Set to a Center Frequency of 1960MHz(CDMA 1900 band system)
Testing the Signal
1 In the Markers group, click Add and To Max. The level and
frequency are displayed at the top-left corner of the
Spectrum Analyzer display.
2 In the Band group, select Downlink.
3 In the Freq/Channel group, change the Center frequency
according to Table 4 on page 110.
4 On the signal generator, set the frequency according to
Table 4 on page 110.
You should see a signal trace showing a single spectral peak in
the middle of the display. Figure 47 on page 110 shows an
example trace.
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Table 4
Signal Generator Downlink Settings
Model
NOTE
Figure 47
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Frequency and Power Setting
GSM1900, TDMA, cdma2000, and CDMA
PCS band systems
1959 MHz at -60 dBm
GSM DCS1800 band systems
1843 MHz at -60 dBm
GSM900 band systems
943 MHz at –60 dBm
Cellular CDMA and TDMA band systems
882 MHz at -60 dBm
UMTS E6455C receivers
2140 Mhz at –60 dBm
Wait for at least one minute before using the displayed marker value. The
default trace display is set to display a running average of 32. With time,
the marker value will approach the value of the signal generator output.
Spectrum Display with Marker Set to a Center Frequency of 943 MHz (GSM 900 band system)
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Accuracy
The accuracy is calculated as:
Frequency accuracy = signal generator accuracy + 1 ppm.
Amplitude accuracy = ± (0.5 dB + signal generator accuracy +
mismatch error + cable loss).
Assuming the Agilent receiver and Agilent 8648B signal
generator specifications, with nominal values of mismatch and
cable losses of approximately 1 dB, you can expect:
• Frequency reading, approximately: Frequency selected ±450
kHz
• Amplitude reading, approximately: Amplitude selected ±2.5
dB
NOTE
You can save the settings of the project (.spf file) at any time. If you
experience measurement or configuration problems, you can refer to the
settings shown in the corresponding verification test.
Passing the Test
If the display shows a single spectral peak, and reports
frequency and power levels that match the output of the signal
generator, the system has passed the test.
If your system is equipped with a navigator, perform the tests in
“Test 4 - GPS Receiver Testing" on page 117. If you experience
problems in setting up the tests, refer to “Solving Problems with
Your System" on page 130.
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Test 2 - Receiver Testing by Measuring a Known Channel
Preparing the Hardware
1 Connect the system as shown in Figure 48.
Figure 48
System configuration for measuring a known channel in the system
2 Turn on the Agilent receiver.
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The Agilent receiver requires a 30-minute warm-up period to meet the
guaranteed specifications. There is a three-minute delay after power-up or
re-configuration, before the internal temperature sensor is activated and
measurements are nominally correct.
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Preparing the Software
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to“Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform the
procedure if you have not already done so.
3 Click Log > Start Live Mode.
4 Open the Spectrum Analyzer view and maximize the view.
5 Select either Frequency or Channel in the Frequency Units.
Frequency is displayed on the Spectrum Analyzer view.
6 Set the measurement controls as follows:
Band: Downlink
Frequency: User-specified. The frequency you specify
and enter in the Center field should be a known communication frequency or channel.
Span: 2 MHz or 1 MHz, depending on the channel used
Averaging: Running
Averages: 32
Testing the Signal
• In the Markers group, click Add and To Max. The level and
frequency are displayed at the top-left corner of the
Spectrum Analyzer view.
NOTE
Wait for at least one minute before using the displayed marker value. The
system is set to display a running average of 32. With time, the marker
value will approach the value of the measured signal.
Passing the Test
If the signal trace is of acceptable amplitude above the noise
floor, depending on the distance from transmitters and antenna
placement, at the appropriate frequency for the channel
measured, the system passed the test.
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If your system is equipped with a navigator, perform the tests in
Table 5 on page 116 next. If you experience problems in setting
up the tests, refer to “Solving Problems with Your System" on
page 130.
Test 3 - Receiver Testing by Measuring the Noise Floor
NOTE
Use this procedure only if you do not have a signal generator and there is
no known channel in the system. Connect a 50-ohm load (customer
supplied) to the input of the receiver.
Preparing the Hardware
1 Connect the system as shown in Figure 49.
Figure 49
System Configuration for Measuring the Noise Floor
2 Turn on the Agilent receiver.
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NOTE
The Agilent receiver requires a 30-minute warm-up period to meet the
guaranteed specifications. There is a three-minute delay after power-up or
re-configuration, before the internal temperature sensor is activated and
measurements are nominally correct.
Preparing the Software
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to “Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform
the procedure if you have not already done so.
3 Click Log > Start Live Mode.
4 Open the Spectrum Analyzer view and maximize the view.
5 Set the measurement controls as follows:
Band: Downlink
Frequency: See the tables on the next page.
Span: 300 kHz
Averaging: Running
Averages: 100
6 In the Markers group, click Add button then To Max and note
the Marker 1 frequency and level. The level and frequency are
displayed at the top-left corner of the Spectrum Analyzer
view.
7 In the Markers group, click Add to place a second marker on
the display.
8 Use the mouse to drag Marker 2 to the minimum level of the
trace. Note the Marker 2 frequency and level.
9 Calculate the average noise level of the downlink. Average
noise level = (Marker 1 level + Marker 2 level) / 2
10 Select Uplink in the Band group. Frequency is displayed on
the Spectrum VFP.
11 Perform steps 7 through step 10 to determine the average
noise level of the uplink. Substitute the frequencies from
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Table 6 on page 116 in step 6. Average noise level = (Marker 1
level + Marker 2 level) / 2
Table 5
Noise Floor Frequency Settings for Step 6
Model
Marker 1 Frequency (step 6)
PCS CDMA and TDMA band systems
1959 MHz
GSM DCS1800 band systems
1843 MHz
GSM900 band systems
943 MHz
Cellular CDMA and TDMA band systems
882 MHz
Table 6
Noise Floor Frequency Settings for Step 11
Model
Marker 1 Frequency (step 6)
PCS CDMA and TDMA band systems
1879 MHz
GSM DCS1800 band systems
1745 MHz
GSM900 band systems
898 MHz
Cellular CDMA and TDMA band systems
837 MHz
The measurement is making 100 averages, which requires
approximately three minutes to stabilize the noise level. After
completion, stop the measurement and note the levels.
Passing the Test
You have passed the test if the average noise level is below –122
dBm. If your system is equipped with a navigator, perform the
tests in Table 5 on page 116. If you experience problems in
setting up the test, refer to “Solving Problems with Your
System" on page 130.
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Test 4 - GPS Receiver Testing
If you have an Agilent digital receiver, make sure that you have
tested the receiver using either method 1 (page 106), method 2
(page 112), or method 3 (page 114) described earlier in this
chapter. It is recommended that you know the GPS position, the
longitude and latitude, of where you do the test.
Setting Up the Hardware
1 Connect the system components per the instructions in
Chapter 3.
2 Power the system on. Allow 30 minutes for the scanner to
stabilize before testing.
3 If the system is equipped with a GPS/DR Navigation unit,
move the vehicle approximately 10 feet.
Testing the Signal
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to “Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform
the procedure if you have not already done so.
3 Verify that the navigator is enabled in the System Setup view.
4 Click Log > Start Logging.
5 Open the Route Map view.
Passing the Test
If the status area of the Route Map view reports the same
longitude and latitude of your current location, the GPS is ready
for use. If the navigator is not communicating, a dialog box with
an error message appears.
If you experience problems in setting up the test, refer to
“Solving Problems with Your System" on page 130.
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Test 5 - High Speed Scanner Testing by Measuring Known Channels
Setting Up the Hardware
1 Connect the system components per the instructions in
Chapter 3.
2 Power the system on.
Testing the Scanner
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to “Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform
the procedure if you have not already done so.
3 Select known active channels in the High Speed Scanner
Properties dialog box. Click Help in the dialog box for
instructions.
4 Click View > Scanner Table to open the view.
5 Click Log > Start Live Mode.
Passing the Test
You should see an indication of signal strength from the active
channels in your area. If low values are indicated for all
channels, verify that the antenna is connected properly, and
that the correct channel numbers have been added to the scan
list in the High Speed Scanner Properties dialog box.
Test 6 - High Speed Scanner Testing Using a Signal Generator
NOTE
This procedure requires that you have the appropriate signal generator for
the scanner technology that you are testing.
Setting Up the Hardware
1 Connect the system components per the instructions in
Chapter 3, but do not connect the scanner’s antenna.
2 Power the system on.
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3 Power the signal generator on.
4 Adjust the signal generator’s output level to approximately
–70 dBm.
5 Connect the signal generator to the RF antenna (TNC)
connector of the scanner.
Testing the Scanner
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to “Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform
the procedure if you have not already done so.
3 In the High Speed Scanner Properties dialog box, add several
channels to the scan list. Choose channels at the low end,
high end, and middle of the channel range. Click Help in the
dialog box for instructions.
4 Click View > Scanner Table to open the view.
5 Click Log > Start Live Mode.
6 Adjust the signal generator to the frequency that
corresponds to the lowest channel you have selected.
7 Check the signal strength indicated in the Scanner table
view.
8 Adjust the signal generator to the frequency that
corresponds to each of the other channels that you have
added to the scan list, while checking the signal strength
indicated in the view.
Passing the Test
Verify that the level indicated in the Scanner Table view is
reasonably close to the generator output, considering the
number of cable connections and losses. If low values are
indicated for all channels, verify that the antenna cable is
connected properly, and that the correct frequencies for the
channel numbers you have selected have been used.
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Test 7 - Phone Testing Using a Test Call
Setting Up the Hardware
1 Connect the system components per the instructions in
Chapter 3.
2 Power the system on.
Testing the Phone
1 Start the E6474A software.
2 Refer to “Identifying the Devices" on page 94, and perform
the procedure if you have not already done so.
3 Configure the Autodialing options in the Properties dialog
box. Click Help in the dialog box for instructions.
4 Open the view that shows signal parameters:
5 For CDMA, click View > CDMA Phone Status.
6 For GSM, click View > GSM Signal.
7 For iDEN, click View > iDEN Signal Parameters.
8 For TDMA, click View > IS 136 Phone.
9 Click View > Call Stats to open the call statistics view.
10 Click Log > Start Logging.
Passing the Test
In the signal parameters view, you should see an indication of
signal strength and other air interface parameters. The Call
Stats view indicates the call progress and call termination
results. If all calls are logged as “blocked,” verify that service for
the phone has been activated, and that the phone’s battery is
fully charged. Also recheck all cable connections.
• Click Log > Stop to end the test.
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Learn to use the
software
“Using Quick Basics — the Online Tutorial" on
page 122
Get information about
taking measurements
“Online Help" on page 124
Drivers should not operate the Agilent E6474A system while the
vehicle is in motion.
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Using Quick Basics — the Online Tutorial
As part of the product, the Agilent E6474A includes Quick
Basics, an online tutorial. The opening screen is shown in
Figure 50. It is recommended that you complete Quick Basics
before you use the Agilent E6474A system.
Figure 50
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Quick Basics provides an overview of the capabilities of the
Agilent E6474A. It also demonstrates the most common tasks
you’ll perform, and then guides you through those tasks in a
simulation of the program.
Run the Tutorial
Do this
See this
1 Click Start > Programs > Agilent
Wireless Solutions > E6474A >
Reference > Tutorial.
The tutorial opens in your browser
window.
2 Read the Welcome page and then
click Topic Menu.
The Topic menu lists the Key Features
and Quick Tour, as well as the
available procedures.
3 To see an overview of the Agilent
E6474A, click Quick Tour.
View the Quick Tour and then choose
the procedures that interest you or
view them in order to get a good
introduction to the software.
4 When you have completed Quick
Basics, or want to exit, close the
browser windows.
The Quick Basics is closed. Run it
again any time for a brush up.
After the Tutorial
When you have finished running the tutorial, you can continue
learning about the system by reviewing these and other online
help topics:
• What’s New to familiarize yourself with changes from the
latest release.
• Getting started for basic information on using the software
and getting help
• How do I… for valuable how-to information on using the
software
• And, of course, the online help provides details about every
aspect of the software, as well.
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Online Help
The software includes context-sensitive, HTML-based online help. In
the help, you’ll find all the information you need to make measurements
with the Agilent E6474A software, including procedures, measurement
parameters, and tips. The help opens in a browser window, separate
from the E6474A application window.
Accessing Online Help
1 Press the F1 key or click the Help button, when shown, to
display the help topic with detailed information about the
options, check boxes, and text boxes.
2 For help on configuring a view, open the view, then press F1.
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Figure 51 shows the Contents tab on the left, and a typical
help topic on the right.
Figure 51
A typical online help browser display
The online help can also be accessed in the following ways:
• Click Start > Programs > Agilent Wireless Solutions >
E6474A > Help > E6474A Help.
• With the E6474A software running, click Help > Help Topics
to open the Help menu and a list of items that are new for the
current software release.
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Using Online Help
Following are some tips for using the software’s online help
system.
Getting familiar with new features
When you display the online help from the Help menu, a list of
new software features automatically appears in your browser as
shown in Figure 52.
Figure 52
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This topic lists and briefly describes each new feature for the
current release of the software. You can display detailed
information for any new feature by clicking the View topic link.
Using the Contents Tab
The Contents tab lists all the topics in the online help.
1 Click the Contents tab to look at the topics by category.
2 Click a plus (+) sign or double-click a book icon to view its
contents. It may include more Book icons or topics.
3 Click a topic to open that topic in the Help window.
Using the Index Tab
The Index tab lets you search through an alphabetical list of
topics to find those relating to the text you type in the text field.
1 Click the Index tab to look at the list of index entries.
2 Type your subject in the Type Keywords box.
Or, scroll through the list in the list of entries, and
double-click the term to list topics.
3 If more than one topic is available for the keywords you
selected, a Topics found box appears from which you can
select the topic of interest.
4 Double-click a topic to view it in the Help window.
Using the Search Tab
The Find tab lets you search the online help to find topics that
include the words or phrases you type in the text box.
1 Click the Search tab to search for words or phrases used in
the help topics.
2 Type the word or Phrase you are looking for in the text box.
3 Click the List Topics button to display topics that contain the
word or phase you enter in the bottom list box.
4 Double-click a topic to open the help window for that topic.
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Getting Information about Views
To learn about the views available for a device, follow these
steps:
1 Start the online help.
2 Click the Contents tab.
3 Open the book for the phone or receiver.
4 Open the View Menu topic.
5 Click the links for the views listed.
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To do this
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Solve problems with your system.
“Solving Problems with Your
System" on page 130
Review frequently asked questions.
“Frequently Asked Questions" on
page 133
Update E645xx receiver firmware.
“Updating E645xx Receiver
Firmware" on page 134
Contact Customer Support.
“Contacting Customer Support" on
page 137
Return the system for service.
“Returning the System for
Service" on page 139
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Solving Problems with Your System
Device Communication Problems
Occasionally, when you probe a COM port, the error message in
Figure 53 may be displayed
Figure 53
No device error message
Causes
This message is displayed for the following reasons:
• The Direct Connect Hub or a device connected to a serial port
is not powered on.
• The device has a defective interface cable.
• The serial port has no device connected to it.
• An iDEN phone is communicating at the wrong baud rate.
• The device itself is defective.
Remedies
• Before using the Refresh Port command to probe the COM
port to identify the devices, verify that all devices are
connected and powered on. Devices include the Direct
Connect Hub (if equipped), phones, scanner, receivers, and
navigator. Refer to Chapter 3 for cable connection details.
• If you have an iDEN phone, perform the procedure under
“Setting an iDEN Phone’s Baud Rate" on page 131.
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• If you have a Sagem phone that is capable of operating in
Data mode, refer to “Changing a Sagem Phone’s Operating
Mode" on page 131.
• In the System Setup view, right-click another COM port, then
select the Refresh Port command.
• Use a systematic approach to isolate a hardware problem. If
available, replace a suspected defective device or cable with a
known working device or cable. Replace only one component
at a time, then retest.
Setting an iDEN Phone’s Baud Rate
The baud rate for any iDEN phone must be set to 19200 baud,
otherwise the phone may not be identified. The following is the
procedure for the i1000 Plus phone.
1 Power up the phone. Wait for “Phone Ready" to be displayed.
2 Press the Menu key 3 times.
3 Press the key under Prgm shown in the display. The
Programming Menu is displayed.
4 Press the key under OK in the display.
5 Press the right arrow key until Set Baud Rate: <value> is
displayed.
6 Press the key under OK in the display.
7 Press the right arrow key until 19200 is displayed.
8 Press the key under OK in the display.
9 Press the key under Exit in the display.
Changing a Sagem Phone’s Operating Mode
The Sagem OT-55P phone can operate in either of two modes,
Trace or Data. A communication error may occur if the wrong
mode is selected. If you are making parameter measurements, it
must be set to Trace mode.
Below is an example of the phone’s menu commands used for
switching modes. Refer to the documentation included with
your phone for the actual key-press sequence.
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With the phone on, key in the following:
1 Menu, 44, (down arrow), #, 8.
2 Use the up/down arrow keys to select TRACE.
3 Select OK.
Known Issues
There are some known minor problems associated with certain
phones. They are listed in the “Known Issues” topic in the
software’s online help. To view this topic, follow these steps:
1 Open the help as described under “Online Help" on page 124.
2 Open the Getting Started book on the help Contents tab.
3 Double-click Known Issues to open it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you need installation or application assistance, refer to the
web site at:
http://www.agilent.com/find/E6474A
To access the frequently asked questions section:
1 Scroll to the Library section of the web page.
2 Click the More link.
3 Scroll to the FAQ section.
If you do not have access to the web, contact your local Agilent
Technologies representative for information.
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Updating E645xx Receiver Firmware
NOTE
If your hardware configuration includes daisy-chained E645xx receivers,
you must first disconnect the receivers, then connect one receiver at a
time, and upgrade the firmware on each receiver. When you are finished
updating the firmware, reconnect the daisy-chain, and reconfigure the
daisy-chained receivers.
1 In the System Setup view, configure a receiver measurement
view. Once data logging starts, the E6474A software
determines if the Agilent E645xx digital receiver has the
correct firmware. If not, the message box in Figure 2 appears.
Figure 54
Firmware upgrade required, first dialog box
2 Click Yes. The message box in Figure 55 appears.
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Figure 55
Firmware upgrade required, second dialog box
3 Insert the firmware programming dongle into the Rx Loop
Out port of the receiver, as shown in Figure 56.
Figure 56
Receiver with dongle attached
4 Click OK. When the update is complete, the dialog box shown
in Figure 57 appears. This indicates that the update is
complete.
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Figure 57
Firmware update successful dialog box
5 Remove the dongle from the receiver. Stop and restart data
logging.
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Technical Telephone Assistance
Before you make a call to technical support, you can save
yourself time by ensuring that you have the following
information at hand:
• Software revision (found by selecting Help > About E6474A
while running the E6474A software)
• Phone brand and model
• Error message received (text)
• Configuration (how the phones are connected)
• Operating system used (Windows 98, NT, or 2000)
• The brand and model number of the computer being used
• How much RAM is available on the computer, and the
amount of free hard disk space
Your E6474A Wireless Network Optimization Platform software
includes 12 months of Response Center Support. To use the
telephone assistance:
1 Install the software.
2 The Customer Business Center will provide you with a packet
of information, which includes your system handle number.
Please refer to that number when you call for support. To
establish a Support Contact, please call the Customer
Business Center.
3 Ask the Agilent Technologies engineer your question.
Numbers to Call
For technical support, call the appropriate number shown in
Table 7, or contact your local Agilent Technologies Sales and
Service Office.
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Table 7
Call Center phone numbers
Region
Phone Number
Americas
+1-800-452-4844, press 3
Australia
+1-800-629-485
Europe, Africa, Middle East
+32-(0) 2404 9340
Singapore
1-800-375-8100
For up-to-date, country-specific contact information, go to
http://www.agilent.com/comms/contactus.
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Returning the System for Service
The instructions in this section explain how to properly package
the system for return to Agilent Technologies.
NOTE
Please notify Agilent Technologies before returning your system for
service. Any special arrangements for the system can be discussed at this
time. This will help Agilent Technologies repair and return your system as
quickly as possible.
Warranty
If the system is still under warranty or is covered by an Agilent
Technologies maintenance contract, it will be repaired under
the terms of the warranty or contract. If the system is no longer
under warranty or is not covered by an Agilent Technologies
maintenance plan, Agilent Technologies will notify you of the
cost of the repair after examining the unit.
When a system is returned to Agilent Technologies for servicing,
it must be adequately packaged (see “Preparing the System for
Shipping" on page 140) and have a complete description of the
failure symptoms attached.
When describing the failure, please be as specific as possible
about the nature of the problem. Include copies of additional
failure information (such as receiver or computer failure
settings, data related to system failure, and error messages)
along with the system being returned.
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Preparing the System for Shipping
Do This
1 Write a complete description of the
failure and attach it to the system.
Additional Information
Include any specific performance details related to the problem. The
following information should be returned with the system:
• Type of service required
• Date system was returned for repair
• Description of the problem:
• Whether problem is constant or intermittent
• Whether system is temperature-sensitive
• Whether system is vibration sensitive
• System settings required to reproduce the problem
• Error Code
• Performance data
• Company Name and return address
• Name and phone number of technical contact person
• Model number of returned system
• Full serial number of returned system
• List of any accessories returned with the system
2 Cover all front and rear panel connectors
that were originally covered when you
first received the system.
3 Pack the system in the original shipping
containers. Original materials are
available through Agilent Technologies
office. See step 4 for more information.
4 Wrap the system in anti-static plastic to
reduce the possibility of damage caused
by electrostatic discharge.
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For systems weighing less than 54 kg (120 lbs.), use a double-walled,
corrugated cardboard carton of 159 kg (350 lbs.) test strength.
The carton must be large enough to allow 3 to 4 inches on all sides of the
system for packing material, and strong enough to accommodate the weight
of the system.
Surround the equipment with 3 to 4 inches of packing material, to protect
the system and prevent it from moving in the carton. If packing foam is not
available, the best alternative is S.D-240 Air Cap™ from Sealed Air
Corporation (Commerce, California 90001). Air Cap looks like a plastic sheet
filled with air bubbles. Use the pink (anti-static) Air Cap to reduce static
electrical damage. Wrapping the system several times in this material will
protect the system and prevent it from moving in the carton.
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5 Seal the carton with strong nylon
adhesive tape and mark it “FRAGILE,
HANDLE WITH CARE”.
6 Retain copies of all shipping papers.
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electrostatic damage. Instrument damage can result from using
packaging materials other than the original materials. Never use
styrene pellets as packaging material. They do not adequately cushion
the system or prevent it from shifting in the carton. They may also
cause system damage by generating static electricity.
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Appendix A
Safety and Regulatory Information
Overview
This appendix contains important warnings and cautions for
hardware products used in conjunction with the Agilent
E6474A software.
Warning and Caution Notices
WARNING
The WARNING! notice denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a
procedure, practice, or the like, that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in personal injury. Do not proceed beyond a
WARNING! notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood
and met.
CAUTION
The CAUTION! notice denotes a hazard. It calls attention to an
operating procedure, practice, or the like, which, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in damage to the product or loss
of important data. Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION! notice until the
indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
General Safety Considerations
The Agilent digital receiver has been designed and tested in
accordance with IEC Publication 1010, Safety Requirements for
Electronic Measuring Apparatus, and has been supplied in a
safe condition. The documentation contains information and
warnings which must be followed by the user to ensure safe
operation and to maintain the product in a safe condition.
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WARNING
If this product is not used as specified, the protection provided by the
equipment could be impaired. This product must be used in a normal
condition (in which all means for protection are intact) only.
No operator serviceable parts are inside this system. Refer servicing
to a qualified Agilent Technologies, Inc. service center. To prevent
electrical shock, do not remove the covers.
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the equipment from mains
before cleaning. Use a dry cloth or one slightly dampened with water
to clean the external case parts. Do not attempt to clean the receiver
internally.
Installation, Use, and Storage
CAUTION
The Agilent 645xx digital receiver is designed for use in INSTALLATION
CATEGORY II and POLLUTION DEGREE 2, per IEC 61010 and 664
respectively.
Enclosure protection IP40 according to IEC 529.
Install the system according to the enclosure protection provided. This
system does not protect against the ingress of water. This instrument
protects against entry of solid foreign objects greater than, or equal to,
one millimeter.
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Signal and Input Power
CAUTION
The input power to the Agilent 645xx digital receiver should not exceed
–15 dBm. Power levels greater than +10 dBm will damage the
instrument.
For continued protection against fire hazard, replace the line fuse
(cigarette lighter/2 amp 32 V FB fuse) only with the same type of rating
(type nA/nV). The use of other fuses or materials is prohibited.
If you use external power, install the instrument so the detachable
power cord is readily identifiable and is easily reached by the operator.
The detachable power cord is the instrument disconnecting device. It
disconnects the mains circuit from the mains supply before other parts
of the instrument.
If you do not use external power, position the product so you can easily
operate the disconnecting device.
Always use the power cords supplied with this product. Failure to
ensure adequate earth grounding by not using this cord may cause
product damage.
Symbols
Table 8 lists standard symbols that appear on equipment
panels.
Table 8
Symbol
Equipment panel symbols
Description
AC power input
DC power input
Power switch ON position
Power switch STANDBY or IGNITION SENSE
position
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Symbol
Description
Power switch OFF position
Registered trademark of the European Community. If it is accompanied by a year, it indicates
the year the design was proven.
The CSA mark is a registered trademark of the
Canadian Standards Association
This text indicates that the instrument is an
Industrial Scientific and Medical Group Class A
product (CISPER 11, Clause 4).
The C-Tick mark is a registered trademark of the
Spectrum Management Agency of Australia.
This signifies compliance with the Australian
EMC Framework Regulations under the terms of
the Radio Communications Act of 1992.
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ICES-001
This ISM device complies with Canadian
ICES-001.
Cet appareil ISM est conforme a la norma NMB
du Canada.
ICES / NMB-001
This is a marking to indicate product compliance
with the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Standard (ICES-001).
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Declaration of Conformity - Analog and Digital Cellular RF Receivers
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and CEN/CENELEC EN 45014
Manufacturer's Name:
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Manufacturer's Address:
1400 Fountaingrove Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1799
USA
Declares that the products
Product Name:
Analog and Digital Cellular RF Receivers
Model Numbers:
E6450B, E6450C, E6451A, E6451C, E6452A, E6452C, E6453A,
E6453C, E6454A, E6454C, E6455C, E6456C, E6457C, E6458C
Product Options:
This declaration covers all options of the above products.
Conforms to the following product specifications:
IEC 61326:1997+A1:1998+A2:2000/ EN 61326:1997+A1:1998+A2:2001
EMC:
Standard
CISPR 11:1990 / EN 55011-1991
IEC 61000-4-2:1995+A1998 / EN 61000-4-2:1995
IEC 61000-4-3:1995 / EN 61000-4-3:1995
IEC 61000-4-4:1995 / EN 61000-4-4:1995
IEC 61000-4-5:1995 / EN 61000-4-5:1996
IEC 61000-4-6:1996 / EN 61000-4-6:1998
IEC 61000-4-11:1994 / EN 61000-4-11:1998
Safety:
Limit
Group 1, Class A
4 kV CD, 8 kV AD
3 V/m, 80 - 1000 MHz
0.5 kV sig., 1 kV power
0.5 kV L-L, 1 kV L-G
3 V, 0.15 - 80 MHz
1 cycle, 100%
IEC 61010-1:1990 + A1:1992 + A2:1995 / EN 61010-1:1993
+A2:1995, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92
Supplementary Information:
The products herewith comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC Directive
89/336/EEC and carry the CE-marking accordingly.
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
11 October, 2002
Greg Pfeiffer/Quality Engineering Manager
For further information, please contact your local Agilent Technologies sales office, agent or distributor
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Declaration of Conformity - Agilent Direct Connect Hub
The Manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity document is
available upon request. Please contact your Agilent
Technologies sales representative or the Agilent Technologies
Customer Support Center for your country.
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GPS Connections for E74xx Systems
Overview
This appendix is provided for users of legacy E74xx Drive Test
Solutions. It contains cabling information for existing systems
with the GPS options listed below. These options are not
available for new E6473B systems. For complete information,
refer to the documentation that was supplied with your original
E74xx Drive Test Solution. Included here are the following:
• E645xx receiver with internal GPS option
• E645xx receiver without internal GPS option
• Trimble Placer GPS 455DR
• RDS 3000 DGPS baud rate settings
• Sample configurations
• Phone, receiver with GPS, and optional differential GPS
• Phone, receiver, and Placer GPS 455
• Phone, receiver, Placer GPS and differential GPS
• Phone, receiver, Placer GPS with dead reckoning
• Phone, receiver, and model 400 or SV6
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub Connections
The sample configurations in this chapter show phones and
receivers connected directly to computer serial ports. If your
system includes an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub,
devices are connected to it as follows:
• Phones are connected to the PHONE ports.
• One receiver is connected to the RECEIVER port, up to four
receivers are daisy-chained.
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• The navigator data cable is connected to the AUX port. All
other connections to the navigator are the same as shown in
the figures.
For more information on systems that include the E6473B High
Speed Direct Connect Hub, refer to Chapter 3.
E645xx Receiver with Internal GPS Option
Agilent E645xA and E645xB receivers with the GPS option and
Agilent E645xC receivers include an internal GPS receiver.
When the GPS receiver is locked onto the GPS signal, navigation
data is provided with the receiver measurements.
To set up the GPS antenna:
1 Connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANTENNA connector of
the receiver.
2 Position the magnetic-mount GPS antenna 18 inches (45.7
cm) away from other antennas. The GPS antenna must have
an unobstructed view of the horizon for best performance.
External 1 PPS Signal
An external 1 PPS (Pulse Per Second) signal is required for any
of the E6454xx CDMA receivers without internal GPS to "lock"
for correct PN correlation when making CDMA pilot analysis
measurements.
All E645x receivers without the internal GPS option can use a 1
Pulse Per Second (1PPS) signal from an external GPS to
improve the receiver’s frequency accuracy specification and
performance. This signal must be present on pin 9 of the cable
connected to the receiver’s GPS-RS232 port, as shown in
Figure 58. Cables purchased from Agilent meet this
requirement.
If you are using a GPS not supplied by Agilent, consult the GPS
manufacturer’s documentation to determine if its navigation
data cable provides the 1 PPS signal.
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Figure 58
B
GPS RS-232 connector pin assignments
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Trimble Placer GPS 455DR
If you are using Dead Reckoning, you must connect the Sensors
cable. This cable requires a connection to the vehicle’s
odometer pulse signal. (See “Heading Sensor Cable
Connections" on page 153 for details.) Contact Customer
Support for assistance in locating the lead for this signal within
your vehicle. After installation, the odometer pulse and heading
sensors must be calibrated. See “Sensor Calibration" on
page 154 for more information.
Figure 59
Trimble Placer GPS 455 cable connections
Cable Connections to the Panel
The following are general instructions for connecting the
Trimble Placer cables. Specific configurations that utilize
Differential GPS and/or the DIGITAL I/O port are shown in the
examples on the following pages.
1 Connect to the GPS antenna to the GPS connector (see ).
2 Connect the RS-232 navigation data cable (p/n 8120-8650) to
the RADIO port.
3 Connect the opposite end of the cable to one of the following:
• GPS RS-232 port of the E645xx receiver (if equipped)
• An unused port of the Dual Serial Port PCMCIA card
• The AUX port of the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub
4 If your system is equipped with a Differential GPS receiver,
see “Phone, Receiver with GPS, and Optional Differential
GPS" on page 158 for cable connections.
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5 If you are using Dead Reckoning, connect the Sensors cable
(Trimble p/n 30513) to the HEADING SENSOR port.
6 Connect the power cable (p/n 5182-1290) to the POWER
connector.
7 Connect the opposite end of the cable to the 4-to-1 lighter
socket adapter.
NOTE
Position the magnetic-mount GPS antenna 18 inches (45.7 cm) away from
other antennas. The GPS antenna must have an unobstructed view of the
horizon for best performance.
Heading Sensor Cable Connections
The Trimble Sensors cable has two inner cables (see Figure 60)
that are to be connected as follows:
1 Connect the Red lead of the ODO 0 cable to the vehicle’s
odometer pulse signal.
2 Connect the Black lead of the ODO 0 cable to chassis ground.
3 Connect the HEADING SENSOR cable to the heading sensor.
Figure 60
Trimble Placer Sensors cable, Trimble p/n 30513
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Sensor Calibration
If you are using Dead Reckoning, the Heading and Speed
sensors must be calibrated after you install the navigator. The
DOS application PLCRINIT for calibrating the sensors is
included with your system on a floppy disk. Copy the
pinit140.exe and pinit140.ini files to your computer’s hard disk
before starting the procedure.
NOTE
The speed sensor calibration procedure requires the vehicle to be driven a
measured mile. The heading sensor calibration procedure requires the
vehicle to be driven in continuous circles. Choose a location, such as a
parking lot where this can be done.
Starting the PLCRINIT Calibration Program
PLCRINIT is a DOS program, set up to run at 9600 baud using
the computer’s COM1 serial port. To start the PSCRINIT
calibration program:
1 Start the computer in DOS mode. (PLCRINIT does not run
properly if it is started from the MS DOS Command Prompt
in Windows.)
2 Type pinit140.exe to start the PLCRINIT calibration
program. (If necessary, first use the DOS CD command to
change the path to the directory that contains pinit140.exe.)
The PLCRINIT main screen is divided into two windows. The
upper window provides the menus and choices for the
calibration procedure. The lower window shows scrolling
data not relevant to the configuration process.
3 Press d to enter the 455DR Sensor Setup menu.
4 Follow the instructions on each screen, pressing Enter after
entering a choice in response to a prompt, except where
“Press Any Key” is displayed, or the action takes effect
without pressing Enter.
For additional information about the navigator, visit the
Trimble Navigation web site at: www.trimble.com/mpc/placer.
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Trimble also provides downloadable documentation on the Web.
At the time of this printing, you can find the files (Microsoft
Word and PDF formats) at
http://www.trimble.com/mpc/placer/download/manuals.htm. If
the URL has changed, use the search facility provided at the
Web site (www.trimble.com).
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RDS 3000 DGPS Baud Rate Settings
If your system includes a differential GPS receiver
(86154A-230), you must set the baud rate of the DCI
(Differential Corrections Inc.) Differential GPS model RDS 3000
to the same baud rate as that of the GPS to which it is
connected.
1 Connect the RDS 3000 power cable to the vehicle. (Refer to
the manufacturer’s documentation for details.)
2 Connect the differential GPS to the SERIAL port of the
computer.
3 Run the software supplied by DCI with the differential GPS
(rtcmon.exe). (The file is contained on the disk that comes
with 86154A-230.)
4 Press F1 to set the correct baud rate for the differential GPS.
Refer to Table 9 to set the baud rate for the Trimble model
you are using.
Table 9
Trimble baud rate
GPS
DGPS Receiver Baud
Rate
PC Serial Port Baud
Rate
Placer GPS/DR
9600
9600
Trimble Placer GPS 455
9600
9600
Agilent E645x with internal
GPS (Trimble model SK-8)
4800
4800
5 Press F2 to set the baud rate for the computer’s serial port.
When the differential GPS is correctly configured, it will start
to send legible information to the computer. If the
subscription is active, this information will be correction
data; otherwise it will be scanned frequencies.
For more information about the navigators, please refer to the
manuals supplied by Differential Corrections, Inc. and Trimble
Navigation, Limited.
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Sample System Configurations
This section contains illustrations of the many configurations
that include an E645xx receiver and GPS. Follow the
instructions for the system whose components best match your
system’s components. Phones are shown in the figures;
however, a phone may not be included with your system. Cable
part numbers can be found in Appendix F, System Information.
Power cables for the E645xx receiver, GPS, and computer are
terminated with a lighter plug. After all other connections are
made, connect the lighter plug for each device to the 4-to-1
lighter socket adapter.
NOTE
In the following figures, the hardware security key refers to the E6474A
Software License Key, which must be connected to the PARALLEL port of
the computer.
GPS RS-232 Data Cable Options
The following examples show an RS-232 connection to an
E645xx receiver.
• If your system does not include an E645xx receiver or an
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, connect the GPS
RS-232 cable from the GPS receiver to the SERIAL port of the
computer. The phones are connected to ports of the Dual
Serial Port PCMCIA card.
• If your system does not include an E645xx receiver but does
include an E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub, connect
the RS-232 data cable from the GPS receiver to the AUX port
of the Direct Connect Hub. The phones are also connected to
the Direct Connect Hub. See Chapter 3 for detailed phone
connection information.
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Figure 61
Phone, E645xx receiver with GPS, and DGPS
Phone, Receiver with GPS, and Optional Differential GPS
1 Connect the software license key to the PARALLEL port of the
computer.
2 Connect the RS-232 data cable to the RS-232 port of the
receiver. Connect the opposite end to the SERIAL port of the
computer.
3 Connect the RF antenna to the RF INPUT connector of the
receiver. Use the supplied Type-N to TNC adapter, if
necessary.
4 Connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANTENNA connector of
the receiver. Agilent Technologies recommends that a
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“bulkhead mount” GPS antenna be used whenever possible
for improved performance.
5 If equipped, connect the Differential GPS data cable from the
DGPS receiver to the GPS RS-232 port of the receiver. The
cable is included with the differential GPS receiver,
86154A-230.
6 If equipped, connect the Differential GPS VHF antenna to the
antenna connector of the DGPS receiver.
7 If equipped, connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
Connect the opposite end to a port of the Dual Serial Port
PCMCIA card.
8 Connect the power cables to the Trimble Placer GPS 455, the
Agilent E645x receiver, and the computer. Connect the
lighter plug for each device to the 4-to-1 lighter socket
adapter.
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Phone, Receiver, and Placer GPS 455
Figure 62
Phone, E645xx receiver with GPS, and DGPS
1 Connect the software license key to the PARALLEL port of the
computer.
2 Connect the RS-232 data cable to the RS-232 port of the
receiver. Connect the opposite end to the SERIAL port of the
computer.
3 Connect the RF antenna to the RF INPUT connector of the
receiver. Use the supplied Type-N to TNC adapter, if
necessary.
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4 Connect the GPS RS-232 port of the Agilent E645x receiver to
the GPS RS-232 port of the adapter box, using the RS-232
straight-through cable.
5 Connect the MDT port of the adapter box to the MDT/RTCM
port of the Trimble Placer GPS 455 unit, using the RS-232
straight-through cable.
6 Connect the digital port of the adapter box to the Digital IO
port of the Trimble Placer GPS 455 unit, using the RS-232
straight-through cable.
7 Connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANT port of the Trimble
Placer GPS 455 unit. Agilent Technologies recommends that
a “bulkhead mount” GPS antenna be used whenever possible
for improved performance.
8 If equipped, connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
Connect the opposite end to an unoccupied port of the Dual
Serial Port PCMCIA card.
9 Connect the power cables to the Trimble Placer GPS 455, the
Agilent E645x receiver, and the computer.
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Phone, Receiver, Placer GPS and Differential GPS
Figure 63
Phone, E645xx receiver, Placer GPS and Differential GPS
1 Connect the software license key to the PARALLEL port of the
computer.
2 Connect the serial port of the PC to the RS-232 port of the
Agilent E645x receiver using the RS-232 cable included with
the system.
3 Connect the RF antenna to the RF input of the Agilent E645x
receiver. Use the supplied Type-N to TNC adapter, if
necessary.
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4 Connect the GPS RS-232 port of the Agilent E645x receiver to
the GPS RS-232 port of the adapter box, using the RS-232
cable.
5 Connect the RTCM port of the Trimble-supplied
communications cable to the differential GPS receiver, using
the RS-232 cable included with the system. Connect the
remaining port of the Trimble-supplied communications
cable to the MDT/RTCM port of the Trimble Placer GPS 455
unit.
6 Connect the digital port of the adapter box to the Digital IO
port of the Trimble Placer GPS 455 unit, using the RS-232
cable.
7 Connect the MDT/RTCM port of the adapter box to the MDT
port of the Trimble-supplied communications “T” cable,
connected to the Differential, using the RS-232 cable.
8 Connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANT port of the Trimble
Placer GPS 455 unit. Agilent Technologies recommends that
a “bulkhead mount” GPS antenna be used whenever possible
for improved performance.
9 Connect the VHF Differential GPS antenna to the Differential
GPS unit.
10 If equipped, connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
Connect the opposite end to an unoccupied port of the Dual
Serial Port PCMCIA card.
11 Connect the power cables to the Trimble Placer GPS 455, the
Agilent E645x receiver, and the computer. Connect the
lighter plug for each device to the 4-to-1 lighter socket
adapter.
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Phone, Receiver, Placer GPS with Dead Reckoning
Figure 64
Phone, E645xx receiver, Placer GPS with Dead Reckoning
1 Connect the software license key to the PARALLEL port of the
computer.
2 Connect the serial port of the PC to the RS-232 port of the
Agilent E645x receiver using the RS-232 cable included with
the system.
3 Connect the RF antenna to the RF input of the Agilent E645x
receiver. Use the supplied Type-N to TNC adapter, if
necessary.
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4 Connect the GPS RS-232 port of the Agilent E645x receiver to
the GPS RS-232 port of the adapter box, using the RS-232
cable.
5 Connect the MDT port of the adapter box to the MDT/RTCM
port of the Trimble Placer GPS 455 unit, using the RS-232
straight-through cable.
6 Connect the digital port of the adapter box to the Digital IO
port of the Trimble Placer GPS 455 unit, using the RS-232
cable.
7 Connect the Heading Sensor to the Heading Sensor port of
the Trimble Placer GPS 455 through the female 9-pin
connector on the DR sensor cable supplied by Trimble. (See
Figure 64 on page 164.) The connector labeled Heading
Sensor connects to the heading sensor; the connector labeled
Sensors connects to the Placer GPS 455. (See Figure 64 on
page 164.)
8 Connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANT port of the Trimble
Placer GPS 455 unit. Agilent Technologies recommends that
a “bulkhead mount” GPS antenna be used whenever possible
for improved performance.
9 If equipped, connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
Connect the opposite end to an unoccupied port of the Dual
Serial Port PCMCIA card.
10 Connect the power cables to the Trimble Placer GPS 455, the
Agilent E645x receiver, and the computer. Connect the
lighter plug for each device to the 4-to-1 lighter socket
adapter.
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Phone, Receiver, and Model 400 or SV6
Figure 65
Phone, E645xx receiver and model 400 or SV6 GPS
NOTE
The Trimble Placer SV6 Plus operates from 9 to 32 VDC (NO internal
battery backup). The red wire must be tied to the positive side of the power
supply. The black wire must be tied to the negative side of the power
supply. Optionally, the yellow wire may be tied to a backup power source,
such as a lithium battery (operates from 3.5 to 14 VDC).
1 Connect the software license key to the PARALLEL port of the
computer.
2 Connect the serial port of the PC to the RS-232 port of the
Agilent E645x receiver using the RS-232 cable included with
the system.
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3 Connect the RF antenna to the RF input of the Agilent E645x
receiver. Use the supplied Type-N to TNC adapter, if
necessary.
4 Connect one end of a standard, straight-through, RS-232
9-pin cable to the GPS RS-232 port of the Agilent E645x
receiver. Connect the other end of the RS-232 cable to the
Trimble Placer GPS 400 or SV6 connector.
5 Connect the GPS antenna to the GPS ANT port of the Trimble
Placer SV6/Placer GPS 400 unit.
6 If equipped, connect the phone interface cable to the phone.
Connect the opposite end to an unoccupied port of the Dual
Serial Port PCMCIA card.
7 Connect the power cables to the Trimble Placer GPS 400 or
SV6 and the computer. Connect the lighter plug for each
device to the 4-to-1 lighter socket adapter.
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Appendix C
Connection Panels and LED Indicators
Overview
This appendix contains information about the panel connectors
and LED indicators of the E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub, E645xx receiver, E746xx scanner, the Agilent High Speed
direct connect GPS/DR Navigation unit, and the Trimble Placer
455DR.
For this information
See this
E6373A Direct Connect Hub
connections
“E6473B High Speed Direct Connect
Hub" on page 170
E545xx receiver
“E645xx Receiver" on page 172
E746xx scanner
“E746xx Scanner" on page 173
Agilent High Speed Direct
Connect GPS/DR
“Agilent High Speed Direct Connect
GPS/DR Navigation" on page 175
Trimble Placer GPS 455DR
“Trimble Placer GPS 455DR" on page 177
Cable part numbers
Appendix D, “System Information"
Installation and connection
instructions
Chapter 3, “Set Up Your System"
A list of cables used in the
system
Appendix D, “System Information"
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E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub
Figure 66
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub front panel
Table 10
Reference
Name
Direct Connect Hub front panel descriptions (see Figure 66)
Description or Cable Connection
Rx
Receive Data LED (Phone 1, 2)
Flashes when phone data is received
Tx
Transmit Data LED (Phone 1, 2)
Flashes when phone data is transmitted
Phone 1 audio level
Controls headset 1 audio volume
USB Computer port
Connect to USB Data Cable
USB Out port
Plug in the software license key, or connect cable to next
E6473B
Phone 2 audio level
Controls headset 2 audio volume
Phone 1 port
Connect to phone interface cable
Headset for Phone 1
Connect to headset
Power switch
Left position = On
Center position = Off
Right position = Ignition Sense
Headset for Phone 2
Connect to headset
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Reference
Name
Description or Cable Connection
Phone 2 port
Figure 67
Connect to phone interface cable
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub rear panel
Table 11
Reference
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub rear panel descriptions
(see Figure 67)
Name
Description or Cable Connection
Aux Out
Power out connection
Connect to power cable for second E645xx
Receiver (if equipped)
Rx
Receive Data LED (Receiver or Aux ports)
Flashes when data is received
Tx
Transmit Data LED (Receiver or Aux ports)
Flashes when data is transmitted
Receiver
Receiver or Scanner Data port
Connect to Receiver or scanner Data/Power
cable
Aux
Auxiliary Data Port
Connect to GPS receiver or GPS/DR Navigation
Pwr In
Power Input connection
Connect to main power cable
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E645xx Receiver
Figure 68
E645xx Receiver connector panel
Table 12
Reference
Name
E645xx Receiver connector panel descriptions (see Figure 68)
Description or Cable Connection
RS-232
Receiver data port
Connect to receiver data/power cable
GPS Antenna
GPS antenna connector
Connect to GPS antenna, if equipped (included with E6455C; and
E6450B, E6452A, E6453A, and E6454A with GPS option)
GPS RS-232
External GPS data port
For CDMA receivers, an optional 1 PPS cable may be connected to
this port, if the external navigator provides a 1 pulse per second
signal.
For E6455A, E6456A, and E645xC receivers, the cable for a wheel
pulse trigger may be connected to this port.
Rx Loop In
Receive data loop input
Connect to Rx Loop Out of second receiver (if equipped)
Rx Loop Out
Receive data loop output
Connect to Rx Loop In of second receiver (if equipped)
9-34 VDC
Power input
Connect to Receiver Data/Power cable
Active
Active LED
Glows when unit is powered on
RF Input
RF antenna connector
Connect to receiver’s RF antenna
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E746xx Scanner
Figure 69
E746xx Scanner front panel
Table 13
Reference
Name
E746xx Scanner front panel descriptions (see Figure 69)
Description or Cable Connection
A
RF Antenna
Connect to antenna cable (for E7468A, match antenna with label)
B
GPS antenna connector
Connect to GPS antenna (E7462A, E7463A, E7464A only)
Or
Connect to second RF antenna (E7468A only)
C
Label
Indicates antenna to be connected
Figure 70
E746xx rear panel
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Reference
A
174
Name
Scanner
Description or Cable Connection
Connect to the scanner data/power cable
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Agilent High Speed Direct Connect GPS/DR Navigation
This navigator is Agilent part number E6473B Options 030
(Magnetic Mount Antenna) and 031 (Permanent Mount
Antenna).
Figure 71
Agilent High Speed Direct Connect GPS/DR front panel
Table 15 Agilent High Speed Direct connect GPS/DR front panel
descriptions (see Figure 71)
Reference
Pwr / 1PPS
Name
Description or Cable Connection
Power switch
Left-most position powers the unit on manually. The middle position
turns it off manually. The right-most position powers the unit on and
off by the ignition switch)
USB Connector
The connector on the left is the USB Upstream port, which can
connect to the PC. The connector on the right is the USB Downstream
port, which can connect to another USB device.
Power / 1 Pulse Per
Second
The upper LED indicates that the power is on. The lower LED indicates
one pulse per second from the GPS receiver.
GYRO Position
Allows unit to be positioned either vertically or horizontally without
affecting dead reckoning. The user indicates the position by moving
the Up pin to the appropriate position. Refer to “Gyro Positioning" on
page 36.
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Figure 72
Agilent High Speed Direct connect GPS/DR rear panel
Table 16 Agilent High Speed Direct Connect GPS/DR rear panel
descriptions (see Figure 72)
Reference
Name
Description or Cable Connection
RS232/1PPS
Serial Port and GPS 1PPS
Connects to the PC serial port for GPS data. Overrides the USB port on
the front panel.
Pwr In
Power Input
Used to connects to power supply when the unit is in the rack.
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Trimble Placer GPS 455DR
Figure 73
Trimble Placer connector panel
Table 17
Connector Name
Cable Part Number
Trimble Placer connector panel descriptions (see Figure 73)
Opposite End of Cable Connects To
GPS Antenna
E6450-80002
GPS antenna
Radio
8120-8650
GPS RS-232 port of the E645xx receiver
or
Serial port of the computer (this option requires a Dual Serial
Port PCMCIA card)
MDT/RTCM
If you have a Differential GPS, connect its data cable to this
port.
This port is also used for sensor calibration. When calibrating,
remove the cable from the Radio port, then connect it to the
MDT/RTCM port. When calibration is complete, reconnect the
cable to the Radio port.
Heading Sensor
Trimble p/n 30513
Heading Sensor lead: Connect to the heading sensor
ODO 0 Red lead: Connect to the odometer pulse signal
ODO 0 Black lead: Connect to ground.
Digital I/O
(none)
(not used)
Power
5182-1290
4-to-1 lighter socket adapter
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Appendix D
System Information
Overview
This appendix provides you with hardware specifications,
options, and part numbers for the following.
For this
See this
Battery and charger
specifications and battery
disposal and power cable
information
“Battery Specifications (part of E6473B, options
022, 023, and 024)" on page 181
Receiver specifications
“E6450C CDMA/TDMA PCS 1.9 GHz Receiver
Specifications" on page 183
“E6451A/E6451C GSM900 Receiver
Specifications" on page 185
“E6452C CDMA/TDMA Cellular Band Receiver
Specifications" on page 187
“E6452A Option 002/E6457C Japan Cellular
Band Receiver Specifications" on page 189
“E6453C GSM1800 and Korean CDMA Band
Receiver Specifications" on page 191
“E6454C 1.9 GHz CDMA/GSM1900 Receiver
Specifications" on page 193
“E6455C 2.1 GHz W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000
Receiver Specifications" on page 195
“E6456C 1.9 GHz W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000
Receiver Specifications" on page 197
“E6458C GSM 850 Receiver Specifications" on
page 199
“E7456C iDEN/CDMA RF Receiver
Specifications" on page 201
Cable part numbers
“Cable Part Numbers" on page 204
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For this
180
See this
Phone interface cable
options
“E6473B phone interface cable options" on
page 204
Antenna kit part numbers
“Antenna kit part numbers" on page 205
Agilent E645xx receivers
“Agilent Receivers" on page 206
Hardware included with
the E6474A software
licenses
“Hardware Included with E6474A Software
Licenses" on page 206
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Battery Specifications (part of E6473B, options 022, 023, and 024)
Item Description
Specifications
Part Number
E6473-60008
Typical Capacity
9000 mAh
Nominal Voltage
14.4V
Discharge Cut-off voltage
12.0V
Cell Configuration
five in parallel and four series
Allowable Temperature Range
-20º C to +60º C at discharge
0º C to 40º C at charge
Storage Temperature Range
-20º C to 50º C 3-month
-20º C to 35º C 6-month
-20º C to 20º C 12-month
Humidity
0 to 85%
Weight
2.33 lbs. / 1.057 kg
Terminals
Discharge - Molex 15-24-6047
Charge - HCH No.IDJ-D22-6T
Overcharge Protection
Charging turned off at and over 4.35 V/cell
+\- .05 mV
Charging re-enabled at and under 4.1 V/cell
+/- 50 mV
Charging off at nominal 4.2 V/cell with
charge current <= 00 mA
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Discharge off at and lower 2.35V / Cell
Discharge re-enabled at and higher 3.05
V/Cell
Shut Down at nominal 9.4V
Wake at recharge
Short Circuit Protection:
Off at short circuit
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Battery Disposal
When the battery is exhausted and/or ready for disposal,
dispose of it according to your country’s requirements. Within
the US, you may contact Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation (RBRC) for disposal.
The RBRC seal on the nickel metal hydride battery pack
indicates that Agilent Technologies is voluntarily participating
in an industry program to collect and recycle these battery
packs at the end of their useful life, when taken out of service
within the United States. The RBRC program provides a
convenient alternative to placing spent nickel metal hydride
battery packs into the trash or municipal waste stream, which
is illegal in some areas.
For information on recycling the battery outside the US, please
check with your local Agilent sales office.
Power Cable
The battery pack charger is equipped with a three-wire power
cable, in accordance with international safety standards. When
connected to an appropriate power line outlet, this cable
grounds the charger power supply case. Various power cables
are available to connect the charger power supply to the types
of AC power outlets unique to specific geographic areas.
Charger Specifications (part of E6473B Options 022, 023, and 024)
Item Description
182
Specification
Part Number
E6473-60009
Charger Input Voltage
100-230 VAC 1.5A 50-60 Hz
Charger Output Voltage
5-24 VDC 72W 5A max.
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Receiver Specifications
This section contains detailed specifications on the Agilent
receivers.
E6450C CDMA/TDMA PCS 1.9 GHz Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Amplitude
Description
Specification
Frequency range
1850 to 1910 MHz 1930 to 1990 MHz
Frequency accuracy
With GPS time synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth (wideband mode)
1.25 MHz, characteristic
IF bandwidth (narrowband mode)
30 kHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy 1.25 MHz IF
±0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100dBm)
±1 dB from -40 dBm to -100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
±2 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Accuracy, 30 kHz IF
±0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100dBm)
±1.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
± 2.5 dB from – 40 dBm to -100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Accuracy, 200 kHz IF
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
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Item
Miscellaneous
Internal GPS‡ (Option
200)
Description
Specification
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in x 3-5/8 in x 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Power
Power (internal GPS option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
AC Power
100 - 240 Volts AC
50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an
external GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization applies to wideband mode (1.25 MHz IF filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of tuned
signal with interfering signal 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E6451A/E6451C GSM900 Receiver Specifications
Item
Description
Specification
Frequency
Frequency range
E6451A range:
880 to 915 MHz
925 to 960 MHz
Frequency accuracy
±1 ppm
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic (wideband mode)
200 kHz, characteristic (narrowband mode)
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 1.25 MHz IF bandwidth
± 0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100 dBm)
Accuracy, 200 kHz IF bandwidth
± 0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100 dBm)
Noise figure
8 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
–15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
–25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
–120 dBm
Amplitude
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
E6451C range:
876 to 915 MHz
921 to 960 MHz
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly
to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
–40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in x 3-5/8 in x 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)
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Description
Specification
Power (options 300, 320, 340)
Power (internal GPS, Option 310, 330, 350)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Internal GPS**
(Option 200)
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC
50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead
reckoning
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed –25 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization applies to the wideband mode (1.25 MHz IF Filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of
tuned signal with interfering signal ±1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (200 kHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering
signal ± 200 kHz from tuned signal.
** Systems fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E6452C CDMA/TDMA Cellular Band Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Description
Specification
Frequency range
824 to 849 MHz 869 to 894 MHz
Frequency accuracy With GPS time
synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic
30 kHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 1.25 MHz IF
±0.5 typical
±1 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
±2 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Accuracy, 200 kHz IF
±0.5 typical
±1.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to
30°C)
±2.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to
55°C)
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Amplitude
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Internal GPS** (Option
200)
Description
Specification
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in × 3-5/8 in × 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Power
Power (internal GPS, option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an
external GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization: 1 dB compression of tuned signal with interfering signal 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (30 kHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering
signal ± 30 kHz from tuned signal for 30 kHz.
** Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E6452A Option 002/E6457C Japan Cellular Band Receiver
Specifications
Item
Frequency
Amplitude
Description
Specification
Frequency range
832 to 870 MHz 887 to 925 MHz
Frequency accuracy With GPS time
synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic
30 kHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 1.25 MHz IF
±1 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
±2 dB from – 50 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
±3 dB from – 40 dBm to – 50 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Accuracy, 30 kHz IF
±1.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
±2.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly
to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
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Internal GPS**
(Option 200)
Description
Specification
Dimensions
6 in × 3-5/8 in × 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Power
Power (internal GPS, option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an external
GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization: 1 dB compression of tuned signal with interfering signal 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (30 kHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering signal ± 30 kHz from tuned signal for 30 kHz.
** Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E6453C GSM1800 and Korean CDMA Band Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Amplitude
Description
Specification
Frequency range
1710 to 1785 MHz 1805 to 1880 MHz
Frequency accuracy
With GPS time synchronization
±1 ppm
±.05 ppm characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic (wideband mode)
200 kHz, characteristic (narrowband mode)
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 1.25 MHz IF bandwidth
±0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100dBm)
Accuracy, 200 kHz IF bandwidth
±0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100 dBm)
Noise figure
8 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection
Internally generated spurious, input referred
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly
to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in x 3-5/8 in x 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
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Internal GPS‡
(Option 200)
Description
Specification
Weight
2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)
Power
Power (internal GPS, Option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an external
GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 25 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization applies to the wideband mode (1.25 MHz IF Filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of
tuned signal with interfering signal ±1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E6454C 1.9 GHz CDMA/GSM1900 Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Description
Specification
Frequency range
1850 to 1910 MHz 1930 to 1990 MHz
Frequency accuracy
With GPS time synchronization
±1 ppm
±.05 ppm characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic (wideband mode)
200 kHz, characteristic (narrowband mode)
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 1.25 MHz IF bandwidth
±0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100dBm)
Accuracy, 200 kHz IF bandwidth
±0.5 typical (-25 dBm to -100 dBm)
Noise figure
8 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection
Internally generated spurious, input referred
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in x 3-5/8 in x 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)
Amplitude
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Internal GPS‡
(Option 200)
Description
Specification
Power
Power (internal GPS, Option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an external
GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 25 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization applies to the wideband mode (1.25 MHz IF Filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of
tuned signal with interfering signal ±1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E6455C 2.1 GHz W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000 Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Description
Specification
Frequency range
1920 to 1980 MHz [1895-1990] 2110 to 2170 MHz
[2100-2180]
Frequency accuracy With GPS time
synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic
5 MHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy 1.25 MHz IF
± 0.5 dB typical from – 25 dBm to – 110 dBm (20° to
30°C)
Accuracy, 5 MHz IF
±0.5 dB typical from – 25 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
– 20 dBm typical
25 dB typical
– 120 dBm for 1.25 MHz -115 dBm for 5 MHz
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly to
50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in x 3-5/8 in x 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Amplitude
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Description
Specification
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Power
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
Support for Pulse triggering measurements
Internal GPS
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: The internal GPS can be disabled if you wish to connect an external GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization applies to wideband mode (5 MHz IF filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of tuned
signal with interfering signal 5 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (1.25 MHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering
signal ± 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
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E6456C 1.9 GHz W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000 Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Amplitude
Description
Specification
Frequency range
1850 to 1910 MHz 1930 to 1990 MHz
Frequency accuracy With GPS time
synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic
5 MHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy 1.25 MHz IF
± 0.5 dB typical from – 25 dBm to – 110 dBm (20° to 30°C)
Accuracy, 5 MHz IF
±0.5 dB typical from – 25 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
– 20 dBm typical
25 dB typical
– 120 dBm for 1.25 MHz -115 dBm for 5 MHz
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly to
50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in x 3-5/8 in x 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
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Item
Description
Specification
Power
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
Support for Pulse triggering measurements
Internal GPS
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: The internal GPS can be disabled if you wish to connect an external GPS system.
*
1
It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization applies to wideband mode (5 MHz IF filter) and is defined as: 1 dB compression of tuned
signal with interfering signal 5 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (1.25 MHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering
signal ± 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
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E6458C GSM 850 Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Description
Specification
Frequency range
824 to 849MHz 869to 894MHz
Frequency accuracy With GPS time
synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth
1.25 MHz, characteristic
200 kHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 1.25 MHz IF
±0.5 typical
±1 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
±2 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Accuracy, 200 kHz IF
±0.5 typical
±1.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (20° to
30°C)
±2.5 dB from – 40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to
55°C)
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
Maximum safe input level
+10 dBm, 20V DC, characteristic
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Amplitude
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Internal GPS** (Option
200)
Description
Specification
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in × 3-5/8 in × 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Power
Power (internal GPS, option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an
external GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization: 1 dB compression of tuned signal with interfering signal 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (200 kHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering
signal ± 200 kHz from tuned signal for 200 kHz.
** Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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E7456C iDEN/CDMA RF Receiver Specifications
Item
Frequency
Description
Specification
Forward Channel frequency range
851 to 870 MHz
935 to 940 MHz
Frequency accuracy With GPS time
synchronization
±1 ppm
±0.05 ppm, characteristic
IF bandwidth
30 kHz, characteristic
1.25 MHz, characteristic
Aging of TCXO
±1 ppm/year
Accuracy, 30 kHz IF
±1dB from -40 dBm to -100 dBm (20° to 30°C)
±2 dB from -50 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
±3 dB from -40 dBm to – 100 dBm (0° to 55°C)
Noise figure
8.0 dB typical
1 dB compression point *
– 15 dBm, characteristic
Adjacent channel desensitization †
Adjacent channel rejection‡
Internally generated spurious, input
referred
– 25 dBm typical
45 dB typical
– 120 dBm
Input/Output
RF input
50Ω Type-N
Connectors
Computer
RS-232 (DB9) Male
GPS
RS-232 (DB9) Male
Power
DC power jack 100 mils, positive center
Internal GPS receiver
8 channel
Operating temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Maximum relative humidity
80% for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing
linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40°C
Storage temperature range
– 40°C to +70°C
Dimensions
6 in × 3-5/8 in × 8 in
15.24 cm x 9.21 cm x 20.32 cm
Amplitude
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Internal GPS** (Option
200)
Description
Specification
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Power
Power (internal GPS, option 200)
9 to 34 V DC, 9W
9 to 34 V DC, 10W
Transformer AC Power (supplied with
receiver)
100 - 240 Volts AC 50 - 60 Hz
GPS Receiver
8 Channel internal GPS receiver
Connector type
SMA
Differential compatible without dead reckoning
Note: Internal GPS is standard on all “C” receivers. It can be disabled if you wish to use an
external GPS system.
* It is recommended the input signal level not exceed – 40 dBm.
† Adjacent channel desensitization: 1 dB compression of tuned signal with interfering signal 1.25 MHz from tuned signal.
‡ Adjacent channel rejection applies to the narrowband mode (200 kHz IF filter) and is defined as: Suppression of interfering
signal ± 200 kHz from tuned signal for 200 kHz.
** Receivers (with the exception of “C” receivers) fitted with an internal GPS do not support connection to external GPS receivers.
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Phone Support
Please contact your Agilent representative for the most current
list of phones supported by the Agilent 6474A.
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Options and Part Numbers
Cable Part Numbers
Part Number
Description
E6473-60206
Direct Connect Hub power cable, permanent mount
E6473-60004
Direct Connect Hub power cable with lighter plug
E6473-60005
Direct Connect Hub to computer USB data cable, 3
feet (.914 m)
E6473-60006
Direct Connect Hub to E645xx Receiver data/power
cable
E6473-60010
Direct Connect Hub to computer USB data cable, 15
feet (4.57 m)
E6473-60011
4-to-1 lighter socket adapter for Direct Connect Hub,
GPS receiver, phone
E6473-60015
9 to 26 pin converter - adapts standard phone cable to
computer Serial port
E6473-60042
Phone extender cable, 15 feet (4.57 m)
E6473B phone interface cable options
Option
204
Description
E6473B #801
Qualcomm QCP 820/1920/2700 CDMA IS-95 Phone
Interface Cable
E6473B #802
Qualcomm QCP860/1960/270 CDMA IS-95 Phone
Interface Cable w/o external RF Connection
E6473B #805
Kyocera Voice-Only/2K Phones Int. Cable (Kyocera
2235/2255/2325/2345/5742
E6473B #810
Kyocera 2255 data and trace cable with RF
E6473B #811
Kyocera 2235 data and trace cable with RF
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E6473B #812
Kyocera 2235/2255/2325/2345 data and trace cable
with no RF
E6473B #825
OT-96M/OT 190/OT 199 Voice & data cable, no RF
E6473B #827
Sagem OT-76M/OT-96M/OT-160/OT-169 voice only
phone cable with no RF
E6473B #830
TDMA Nokia 6120/6160 Phone Interface Cable
E6473B #840
Sanyo SCP-4500 CDMA phone interface cable with
no RF
E6473B #850
GAIT Nokia 6340 phone interface cable with no RF
E6473B #861
iDEN Motorola i1000+/i2000+ phone interface cable
with no RF
E6473B #865
iDEN Motorola i85s and i90 voice cable, no RF
E6473B #871
SCH-X120/SPH-X1200 phone interface cable with no
RF
Antenna kit part numbers
These kits include an antenna clip.
Part Number
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E7484-60029
800 MHz for CDMA, iDEN
E7484-60027
1800 MHz GSM
E7484-60028
1900 MHz for CDMA, GSM
E7484-60026
900 MHz GSM
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Agilent Receivers
Part
Number
Description
Available Options
E6450C
PCS CDMA/TDMA receiver, 1.9GHz
E6451C
GSM receiver, 900 MHz
E6452C
Cellular CDMA/TDMA receiver, 850 MHz
E6457C
Cellular CDMA/TDMA receiver, 800 MHz,
Japan cellular band
E6453C
GSM/Korean band CDMA receiver, 1.8GHz
E6454C
PCS CDMA/GSM receiver, 1.9GHz
E6455C
IMT-2000 band W-CDMA (UMTS) / CDMA
receiver, 2.1 GHz (with GPS)
E6456C
W-CDMA/UMTS/cdma2000, 1.9 GHz (with
GPS)
E6458C
GSM850 Receiver (with GPS)
Hardware Included with E6474A Software Licenses
E6473B hardware options are typically ordered with E6474A
Network Optimization Solution Software. E6474A Software
option licenses include the following hardware items:
Component
Part Number
Description
Software license key for Parallel port
E6474-10002
Contains the E6474A software options that you have
ordered. Plugs into the computer's Parallel port.
Software license key for USB port
E6474-10003
Can be programmed with the E6474A or E74xx software
options that you have ordered using the License
Manager software. Plugs into the computer's USB port.
Dual serial port PCMCIA card
1150-2067
Plugs into the computer's PCMCIA card slot. Used if a
device is connected directly to the computer.
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Appendix E
Permanent In-Vehicle Hardware
Installation
WARNING
Before installing this product, check your vehicle warranty for any
special instructions regarding the installation of third party
products. Agilent assumes no responsibility for any vehicle
warranty issues arising out of the installation or use of this product.
To install this
See this
Direct connect hub
“Direct Connect Hub Installation" on page 210
Antenna
“Antenna Installation" on page 212
Computer mount
“Computer Mount Installation" on page 213
Cables
“Cable Installation" on page 214
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Installation Guidelines
Use the following guidelines for installing the system hardware.
• The dimensions of the in-vehicle rack with the navigator
installed are approximately:
• Width: 11 inches / 280 mm
• Depth: 10.5 inches / 265 mm (allow an additional 3 inches
/ 76 mm for handles)
• Height (with E746xx): 6.5 inches / 164 mm
• Because every installation has different requirements, the
installer must select the appropriate mounting hardware.
• If you are using a permanently installed cellular antenna,
follow the antenna manufacturer’s installation instructions.
Antennas should be spaced at least 18” apart to avoid
interference.
WARNING
Choose suitable locations for the navigator and E6473B, the phones,
the speakers, and the computer, that will not interfere with the
operation of the vehicle, but will allow access to the cable
connectors. If the system includes an E645xx receiver, allow room
for its mounting plate.
Observe local regulations and restrictions when installing the
equipment and making electrical connections to the vehicle.
Use caution when drilling holes and working around critical areas,
such as the fuel tank, fuel lines, battery, engine compartment,
electrical harnesses, fuse block, and the exhaust system.
Disconnect the battery before making permanent connections to the
electrical system.
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Secure all components to prevent movement while the vehicle is in
motion.
When routing cables leave sufficient length on both ends for making
connections. Avoid sharp metal edges, sharp bends, and crushing the
cables. Use a rubber grommet if the cable is routed through a hole in a
metal panel. Do not route a cable near the catalytic converter. Use
wiring troughs when they are available.
Recommended Tools
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• Electric drill and bits
• Terminal crimping tool or
equivalent
• Screwdriver
• Pliers
• Phillips screwdriver
• Utility knife
• Wire cutter and stripper
• Panel removing tool (optional)
• Voltmeter
• For in-vehicle rack installation,
either a nut driver, electric
screwdriver, or drill with
screwdriver bits
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Direct Connect Hub Installation
Follow the instructions in this section to install the Agilent
E6473B High Speed Direct Connect Hub. If you system includes
the Agilent direct connect GPS DR, go to “Communicating with
the Agilent Direct Connect GPS/DR" on page 45.
In-Vehicle Rack Installation
1 Place the in-vehicle rack in the desired location.
2 Using an appropriate-sized nut driver, electric screwdriver,
or drill with screwdriver bit, drive in each of the four #10
self-drilling tapping screws.
Figure 74
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Mounting the E645xx Receiver
If equipped, install the receiver’s mounting plate as follows:
1 Locate a flat surface of the vehicle to which the base plate
can be securely attached.
2 Mark the holes for the #10 mounting screws on the mounting
surface according to the hole pattern of the plate.
3 Drill the holes, using a 3/32” drill bit, or the metric
equivalent that accommodates the screw.
4 Attach the base plate to the vehicle, using the hardware
provided.
Attach the receiver(s) to the plate with the straps provided.
Figure 75
E645xx receiver mounting plate
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Antenna Installation
Installation Guidelines
• All antennas must be spaced at least 18 inches (45.7 cm)
apart. Plan the layout before drilling any holes.
• A magnetic-mount antenna may be mounted on any suitable
metallic surface, paying attention to the routing of the cable.
However, avoid areas of high vibration, such as the engine
hood. Also avoid mounting the antenna near a roof luggage
rack. (The rack could block the signal.)
• For permanent-mount antennas, choose a location with
access both above and below the antenna-mounting surface;
this is required for installing fasteners and for routing the
antenna cable.
• For permanent-mount antennas, use silicone sealant to
prevent water leakage between the antenna base and the
mounting surface.
• The GPS antenna must be located outside of the vehicle with
a clear view of the sky.
• Choose a horizontal mounting position for the GPS antenna.
GPS Antenna
You can choose between a magnetic-mount GPS antenna
(E6473B option 30) or a permanent mount antenna (E6473B
option 31) with the Agilent direct connect GPS/DR.
1 Choose a position for the antenna that is at least 18 inches
(45.7 cm) away from any other antenna.
2 Route the antenna cable through the vehicle to the navigator
or PN scanner.
3 Secure the permanent-mount antenna to the surface with the
TNC connector of the antenna cable.
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Cellular Antennas
Your system may include magnetic-mount or permanent mount
antennas, depending on the order.
1 Identify the antennas.
2 Install permanent-mount antennas according to the antenna
manufacturer’s instructions.
3 Route the antenna cables through the vehicle to the area
where the system is installed.
4 If equipped, attach the antenna adapters to the antenna
cable, then connect the adapter to the phone. See Table XX,
Adapters Used in Kits, on page XX for adapter part numbers.
Computer Mount Installation
If your system includes a computer mounting kit, follow the
installation instructions packaged with it. Refer to the
computer manufacturer’s documentation to identify the
computer connectors.
1 Install the computer mounting kit.
2 Attach the computer to the mounting bracket.
3 Connect the USB data cable to the USB port of the computer.
4 Connect the power cable to the computer.
5 Connect the opposite end of the power cable to the lighter
socket.
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Cable Installation
Phone Extender Cables
Route the extender cables (E6473-60042) from the vehicle
interior to the location where the Direct Connect Hub is
installed, then follow the phone cable connection instructions
in Chapter 3.
USB Data Cable
Route the USB data cable (E6473-60010) from the vehicle
interior to the location where the Direct Connect Hub is
installed, then follow the USB cable connection instructions in
Chapter 3. If your system includes two Direct Connect Hub
units, see Chapter 3.
Main Power Cable
A permanent install cable (E6473-60206) is included. The
following installation instructions are for the permanent install
power cable.
WARNING
It is recommended that you disconnect the vehicle’s battery before
making any connections to the vehicle power.
Two different non-removable input power cables may be
included, depending on the options ordered:
• E6473B-010 includes the permanent install power cable
(E6473-60206) for the Direct Connect Hub.
The leads for this cable are color-coded as follows:
• The red lead is power (+)
• The black lead is ground (-)
• The white lead is ignition sense.
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Power Cable Connections to the Vehicle
1 Attach the ring terminal of the black lead to chassis ground
using the appropriate hardware. Ensure that a good
mechanical and electrical connection has been made to the
chassis, then coat the connection with anti-corrosive spray.
2 Connect the red lead to the battery positive (+) terminal.
3 Connect the ignition sense lead as described under “Ignition
Sense Lead" on page 216.
4 When installation is complete, secure any loose wires with
wire ties.
5 Route the cable through the vehicle to where the E6473B is
installed.
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Figure 76
Ignition Sense lead connected to the vehicle
Ignition Sense Lead
Connect the ignition sense lead of the power cable to a source
that measures +12 volts only when the ignition switch is on,
using one of the following methods:
• Connect it to the radio side of the radio fuse.
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NOTE
• Connect it to a 12 volt power lead that is switched on and off
by the ignition switch.
Direct Connect Hub: If you do not connect the Ignition Sense lead of the
power cable for the Direct Connect Hub, the unit can only be powered on
and off via its front panel switch.
The ignition sense wire color code is specified under “Main Power
Cable" on page 214.
Connecting the Ignition Sense Lead to the Fuse Block
Because each vehicle is different, the installer must determine
the best method for attaching the lead to the fuse block. We
recommend that you crimp a quick-disconnect terminal onto
the lead, then plug the terminal into the fuse block.
Connecting the Ignition Sense Lead to a Switched 12 Volt Lead
Locating the 12 Volt Power Leads
1 Remove the steering column panel or the lower dashboard
panel. (See Figure 76 on page 216.)
2 Locate the two 12 or 10 AWG wires under or near the
steering column.
3 Using a voltmeter, identify the lead that always measures 12
volts.
4 Using a voltmeter, identify the lead that measures 12 volts
when the ignition is switched on.
Connecting the Ignition Sense Lead to the Vehicle Wiring
1 Cut approx. 12” (30.4 cm) off of the ignition sense lead of the
cable assembly.
2 Crimp an inline fuse holder onto the 12” (30.4 m) lead.
3 Crimp the other side of the inline fuse holder onto the
ignition sense lead of the cable assembly.
4 Connect the free end of the 12” (30.4 cm) lead to the switched
12 volt lead using a wire tap.
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Speed Pulse Cable
This cable is only included if you have ordered the Agilent
direct connect GPS DR with mag mount antenna (E6473B
option 030) or with permanent mount antenna (E6473B option
031). The GPS DR requires the Speed Pulse cable
(E6473-60207), which is connected to the vehicle’s digital
odometer or speed pulse lead.
NOTE
The odometer pulse lead typically originates from the computer module
(PCM) in the engine compartment. Contact Agilent Customer Support for
assistance in locating the correct lead in your vehicle.
For vehicles not equipped with a digital speed pulse signal, an analog
speedometer pickup utilizing a Hunter Universal Transducer is available.
Contact Customer Support for details.
General Installation
1 Locate the emergency brake cable grommet, at the point
where the cable passes through the firewall.
2 Cut a slot in the grommet to allow the Speed Pulse cable to
pass through it.
3 Feed the cable through the grommet into the engine
compartment.
4 Connect the black lead with the ring terminal to the vehicle
chassis.
5 Connect the black terminal to the speed pulse ground lead
using a wire tap.
6 Connect the red terminal to the speed pulse lead using a wire
tap.
7 Connect the white terminal to the positive lead of the backup
light using a wire tap.
8 Route the cable through the vehicle to where the navigator is
installed.
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Installation for 2001 (and Later) Ford Windstar
NOTE
A Pulse Frequency Divider must be used with the 2001 (and later) Ford
Windstar. This device is part # AA-1600-05-01TO12, and is available from:
Arthur Allen Mfg. Co., Inc.
235 E O’Connor Drive
Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121
Phone: 262-723-1760
Toll Free: 800-683-0500
Cable Routing
1 Locate the emergency brake cable grommet, at the point
where the cable passes through the firewall.
2 Cut a slot in the grommet to allow the Speed Pulse cable to
pass through it.
3 Feed the cable through the grommet into the engine
compartment.
Engine Compartment Connections
NOTE
The wire harness above the engine contains the speed pulse wires.
1 Unwrap the split loom of the wire harness to reveal the
wires.
2 Connect the red terminal of the speed pulse cable to the Dark
Blue w/ Yellow wire. This is the positive connection.
3 Connect the black terminal of the speed pulse cable to the
Black w/ White wire. This is the negative connection.
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Interior Connections
1 Remove approximately 2” (5 cm) of the outer jacket of the
speed pulse cable, where the cable comes through the
firewall (under the dashboard).
2 Cut the red and the white wires at the midpoint of the jacket
opening.
3 Solder the red and white wires of the cable section routed
from the engine compartment to the green wire of the
frequency divider, then cover the connection with shrink
tubing. Figure 77 shows connections to the frequency divider.
4 Solder the red and white wires of the cable section routed to
the navigator to the yellow wire of the frequency divider,
then cover the connection with shrink tubing.
5 Connect the red lead of the frequency divider to an
ignition-switched +12 VDC source, such as the radio fuse. Use
appropriate connectors.
6 Connect the black lead of the frequency divider to chassis
ground. Use appropriate connectors.
7 Secure the frequency divider to a flat surface using Velcro or
an equivalent method.
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8 Secure the speed pulse cable under the dashboard using wire
ties.
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Cutaway section of the speed pulse cable, showing connections to the Pulse Frequency Divider
Navigator Connections
• Route the cable through the vehicle to where the navigator is
installed.
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Index
Numerics
1 PPS cable, 53, 54
A
Agilent direct connect GPS/DR
display and LEDs, 89
Antenna adapters, 58
Antennas, external, 58, 213
B
Backpack
Harness, 81
Two receivers, 78
Battery
Charging, 84
Handling and Disposal, 85
Warning notices, 84
Battery and chassis assy., 61, 75
C
Calibration
Receiver pulse trigger, 59
Trimble Placer sensors, 154
Carry pack
With shoulder strap, 66
Cascading two Direct Connect Hubs, 55
Chassis
mounting Agilent direct connect
GPS/DR, 35
Computer requirements, 15
Customer Support, 137
D
Dead reckoning
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GPS/DR, Agilent direct connect
GPS/DR, 89
Devices
Configuring properties, 103
Enabling, 98
Generic Data, 99
Identifying, 94
Diagram, direct-connect system
Receiever, phone, GPS 400/SV6, 166
Receiver, phone, DGPS, 158
Receiver, phone, Placer GPS w/ DR, 164
Diagram, in-vehicle system
Hub, scanner, and phones, 38
Hub, two receivers, phones, and GPS/DR
Navigation, 51
Diagram, portable system
Hub, one receiver, and phones, 70
Hub, scanner, and phones, 64
Hub, two receivers, and phones, 74
documentation set, 3
Dual Serial PCMCIA card, 32, 60
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E645xx receiver
with internal GPS and DGPS, 157
Edit Label command, 103
External antennas, 58
G
Garmin GPS connections, 41
Generic Data
Adding a device, 101
Adding a modem, 99
Configuring a device, 102
Dial-up connection, 100
GPS/DR Navigator
Display and LEDs, 89
GPS/DR, Agilent direct connect, 88
, 175
antenna, 212
calibration of dead reckoning, 89
communicating with, 45
connecting to direct connect hub, 42
connecting to direct connect hub with
receivers, 50
mounting in chassis, 35
power-up, 88
H
Hardware setup, 31
I
iDEN Receiver Specifications
(E7456C), 201
Identifying the devices, 94
Single device system, 95
In-vehicle rack installation, 210
In-vehicle system cable connections
1 PPS cable, 53, 54
Single receiver system, 47, 53
Single scanner system, 44
Two receiver system, 48, 53
In-vehicle system installation
Antennas, 212
Computer mount, 213
Guidelines, 208
Main power cable, 214
Speed Pulse cable, 218
L
Labeling devices, 103
License manager, 19
Index
O
Online help, 4
onnection panels and LED indicators, 175
Speed Pulse cable installation, 218
spf file, 104
Starting the software, 93
System Setup view, 94
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Panel connectors
E746xx Scanner, 173
Phone connections, 55, 82
Plan file, 93, 94
Portable system setup
Overview, 60
Power-up
Agilent direct connect
GPS/DR, 89
Agilent direct connect GPS/DR, 88
Direct Connect Hub, 88
E6473B high speed direct connect
hub, 88
Toshiba phone, 90
Pulse trigger input, receiver, 58
Test plan, 93
Troubleshooting, 130
Tutorial, 3
Q
Quick Basics, 3
R
Receiver firmware update, 134
Receiver, iDEN, 201
Refresh port
Single phone system, 95
Returning for service, 139
RF Engineering, 3
U
Updating receiver firmware, 134
V
Verifying system operation
Data phone/modem configuration, 102
GPS test using a live signal, 117
Measuring the receiver_s noise
floor, 115
Overview, 106
Phone test using test calls, 120
Receiver test using a known
channel, 112
Receiver test using a signal
generator, 107
Scanner test using a known
channel, 118
Scanner test using a signal
generator, 118
W
Warning and Caution, defined, 143
S
Safety and regulatory information, 143
Saving the configuration, 103, 104
Selecting views, 104
Setting the iDEN phone_s baud rate, 131
Setting the Sagem phone_s operating
mode, 131
Software description, 16
Software license key, 31, 60
Software options, 18
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