TECHNICAL PRODUCT DATA SHEET RMS232 2x32 Rackmount GNSS Splitter DESCRIPTION The RMS232 amplifies and splits the GPS/GNSS signal. It includes dual input ports and 32 output ports. The dual input ports connect two GPS receive antennas. The output ports grant up to 32 GPS/GNSS receivers signal access at one time. Typically, the RMS232 is configured with an 110VAC input (-48V telecom power input also available) and a regulated DC output voltage that is passed to the antenna input ports in order to power an active GPS antenna on that port. In this scenario, the RF outputs (OUT1 – OUT32) would feature a 200 Ohm DC load to simulate an antenna DC current draw for any receiver connected to those ports. Redundancy is acquired through the use of a primary antenna and a backup antenna. The ability of the RMS232 to switch antennas allows all connected GPS devices to remain fully functional in the event of an antenna failure. Faults are indicated on the front panel LED and status via a DB9 interface. Within the RMS232 is an antenna health sensor and an embedded antenna switch. The sensor monitors the health of the primary antenna connected to the splitter. Based on the information provided by the sensor, the splitter will switch to the secondary antenna in the event of a failure with the primary antenna. If the failure in the primary antenna is resolved, the splitter will automatically switch back to the primary. The embedded switch has been designed so it can be controlled externally via an external rocker switch that can override the internal automatic switch mechanism. The dual power supply option allows two internal power supply units to share the load. If one unit is not available (internally or externally), the other will seamlessly take over without any loss in power. The fault will be indicated on the front panel LED and status via a DB9 interface. FEATURES - 32 GPS/GNSS Output Ports -48VDC Power Supply Option Embedded Antenna Health Sensor Automatic Internal Antenna Port Switch External Antenna Port Switching Capability Passes GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, Galileo, Compass Antenna Fault Indicator Panel Dual Power Option OPTIONS The RMS232 splitter comes with many available options to meet specific needs. Please contact GPS Source via phone, fax, email, or visit the website for further information on product options and specifications. RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 www.gpssource.com AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Company 1. RMS232 Specifications 1.1 Electrical Specifications Table 1-1. Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C Parameter Conditions Min Frequency Range Ant: Any Port; Unused Ports: 50 1.2 Amplified (Normal) Ant: Any Port; Unused Ports: 50 2 Amplified (Custom)(1) As Specified (xdB, 0 to 16dB) X-2 Gain Typ Max Units 1.65 GHz 4 6 dB X X+2 dB In/Out Imped. Ant, OUT1-OUT32 50 Input SWR All Ports 50 2:1 — Output SWR All Ports 50 2:1 — Noise Figure Ant: Any Port; Unused Ports: 50, Gain = 4dB 5 dB Gain Flatness |L1 – L2| Ant: Any Port; Unused Ports: 50 3 dB Amp. Balance |J3 - J4|, [J1, J2] Ant: Any Port: Unused Ports: 50 3 dB Phase Balance Phase (J3-J4), Ant (J1, J2) - Any Port; Unused Ports: 50 1 Degree Group Delay Flatness Td, max - Td, min, 1 ns Ant - Any Port Measured at 1227MHz and 1575MHz Opposite Ports: Ant – 50 Adjacent Ports: Ant – 50 38 24 dB Output IP3 (Amplified) Ant: Any Port; Unused Ports 50, Gain = 4dB, Tone Spacing = 1MHz -7 dBm Output P1dB (Amplified) Ant: Any Port; Unused Ports 50, Gain = 4dB -16 dBm AC IN 110/220/240 Wall Mount Transformer (Various international plug types available) 110 DC Blk All output ports blocked with a 200 Load Isolation Amp (Hi Iso.) (Gain = 0dB) Powered, Mil. Conn. with leads option DC IN 12 Powered, Mil. Conn.(2) with leads option 240 VAC 14 VDC 16 +20 +48 -20 +48 VDC Current (Iinternal) Current Consumption of device (excludes Ant. Cur.) 180 mA Ant/Thru Current Powered Input Port 100 mA Max RF Input Amplified Max RF Input Without Damage 20 dBm Notes: 1. 2. Custom gain options available, gain will be the same for all outputs Supports -48VDC power supply Page 2 of 9 email@example.com www.gpssource.com RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 1.2 Antenna Control Specifications Antenna control can be automatic with manual override. 1.2.1 Automatic Control (Default Option) — The automatic control will automatically select the primary or alternate antenna based on the fault status of the two antennas. The fault status is determined by the current draw of the antennas. A current draw below 12.5mA and above 120mA will signal a fault for the respective input port. The fault condition will cause the device to automatically switch to the other input port. The fault status is displayed on the front panel.The antenna status is indicated via the DB9. 1.2.2 Antenna Control The secondary antenna is manually selected by activating an illuminated rocker switch on the front panel. 1.3 Antenna Power Fault The antenna and power status is available to an external application via a set of signals in the DB9 connector. The signals enable the external application to identify antenna faults at J1 and J2 or a faulty power input. The fault status is output via a SPDT relay. The relay is energized when unit is powered and no fault is present. The relay will be deenergized when a fault is present or when power is off. An available factory option, reverses the energized position. The relay can switch up to 100mA at up to 60VDC or 60VAC. The normally open contact, the normally closed contact, and the common are brought out in the rear panel DB9 connector. DB9(F) Pinout 1.4 Fault Panel Indicator 1.4.1 Single Power Option The fault panel indicator on the face plate of the RMS232 displays antenna faults at J1 and J2. If a faults exists at either of the input ports, the “FAULT“ message along with “J1” or “J2” is displayed. 1.4.2 Dual Power Option The fault panel indicator on the face plate of the RMS232 displays antenna faults at J1 and J2. If a faults exists at either of the input ports, the “FAULT“ message along with “J1” or “J2” is displayed. In addition, a simple “Fault” message will be displayed if one of the two internal power supplies fail or if one of the two power sources (at input) fail. Page 3 of 9 RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gpssource.com 2. Performance Data 2.1 RMS232 — Active Hi Isolation Figure 2-1. Active Hi Isolation RMS232 Splitter: Gain vs. Frequency RMS232Rack Mount Splitter Gain vs. Frequency 40 30 20 10 0 -10 -20 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 Frequency (MHz) Figure 2-2. Active Hi Isolation RMS232 Splitter: SWR vs. Frequency RMS232 Rack Mount Splitter SWR vs. Frequency 10 9 8 SWR 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 Frequency (MHz) Page 4 of 9 email@example.com www.gpssource.com RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 2000 3. Product Options Table 3-1. RMS232 Available Options Power Supply Voltage Input Type 110 VAC Wall Mount Transformer 220 VAC Wall Mount Transformer 240 VAC (U.K.) Wall Mount Transformer ±20V to ±50V Military Style Connector Source Voltage Options DC Voltage Out Output Voltage 5.0 Connector Type Connector Limitations N (Female/Male) N/A SMA (Female/Male) N/A TNC (Female/Male) N/A Housing Housings Housing Type Limitations 19 x 13.2 x 5.3 in Rack Mount None Port Options DC Blocked OUT1 thru OUT32 are DC Blocked and 200 Loaded, DC is passed to J1 (ANT 1) & J2 (ANT2) Page 5 of 9 RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gpssource.com Table 3-2. Power Supply Option Config. Pin Single Power Supply, Single Input (Standard) A Positive B Ground Config. Pin A Description Description 2 Pin Cylindrical Connector 6 pin Cylindrical Connector Positive Supply 1 Dual Power Supply, Dual Input (Option) B Ground C Positive D Ground Supply 2 Page 6 of 9 email@example.com www.gpssource.com RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 4. Product Code Decoder R M S 2 3 2 - AXX - X XXXX - N F - XXXX Rack Mount Ear Option Blank = No Ears RM21 = Ears for 21” Rackmount Connector Option Rack Mount Splitter NF = N ........... Female SF = SMA ....... Female TF = TNC ....... Female 232 = 2 Ant Input x 32 Output Gain Option A AXX = Amplifi ed = Custom Gain (XXdB) Source Voltage P110 P220 P240 PWRDC PWR48 2PWRAC 2PWRDC 2PWR48 = Transformer = Transformer = Transformer = Power DC = Power -48VDC = Dual Power AC = Dual Power DC = Dual Power -48VDC Notes Antenna output voltage is 5.0V Standard gain is 4dB Custom gain is always less than standard gain All ports will be same gain Note: To have product/part codes customized to meet exact needs, contact GPS Source at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.gpssource.com. Page 7 of 9 RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 email@example.com www.gpssource.com 5. Mechanical Drawing RMS232 — FSA-AJQ-AAX-KBZ 09/01/15 Rev 1 GPS Source Part No. Finish RMS232 Description RACKMOUNT 2X32 SPLTR, ANT 2 In 32 Out Size D Black rd Material Mass 14.5lb 3 Angle Projection N/A Tolerances Linear Angular .X = ±0.100 .XX = ±0.010 .XXX = ±0.005 ±1° RADII See Linear All materials and finishes shall comply with European Union RoHS and are lead free. Dimensions are in inches unless otherwise specified. Page 8 of 9 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gpssource.com RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 05/06/2016 RMS232 Data Sheet 059-FSA-AFS-ABX-BBZ-004 Page 9 of 9, 05/06/2016 64 N. Mission Drive Pueblo West, CO 81007 Phone: (+1)(719) 561.9520 Fax: (+1)(719) 565.0890 email@example.com www.gpssource.com AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Company X X © 2013 GPS Source, Inc. All rights reserved. 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