RMS232

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
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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
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
wireless@gpssource.com or visit the website at www.gpssource.com.
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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.
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