NARDA
Safety
Test
Solutions
S.r.l. Socio Unico
Sales & Support:
Via Leonardo da Vinci, 21/23
20090 Segrate (MI) - ITALY
Tel.: +39 02 2699871
Fax: +39 02 26998700
Manufacturing Plant:
Via Benessea, 29/B
17035 Cisano sul Neva (SV)
Tel.: +39 0182 58641
Fax: +39 0182 586400
http://www.narda-sts.it
User’s Manual
EMI SIGNAL
GENERATOR
Including description of:
- PMM 3010 EMI SIGNAL GENERATOR
9 kHz ÷ 1 GHz
- PMM 3030 EMI SIGNAL GENERATOR
9 kHz ÷ 3 GHz
EQUIPMENT SERIAL NUMBER
You can find the Serial Number on the rear panel of the instrument.
Serial Number is in the form: 0000X00000.
The first four digits and the letter are the Serial Number prefix, the last five digits are
the Serial Number suffix. The prefix is the same for identical instruments, it changes
only when a configuration change is made to the instrument.
The suffix is different for each instrument.
Document 3010-3030EN-31110-1.15 – Copyright © NARDA 2013
NOTE:
If the instrument is used in any other way than as described in this Users Manual, it may become unsafe
Before using this product, the related documentation must be read with great care and fully understood to
familiarize with all the safety prescriptions.
To ensure the correct use and the maximum safety level, the User shall know all the instructions and
recommendations contained in this document.
This product is a Safety Class I instrument according to IEC classification and has been designed to meet
the requirements of EN61010-1 (Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control
and Laboratory Use).
In accordance with the IEC classification, the battery charger of this product meets requirements Safety
Class II and Installation Category II (having double insulation and able to carry out mono-phase power
supply operations).
This product has a Pollution Degree II normally only non-conductive pollution occurs. Occasionally,
however, a temporary conductivity caused by condensation must be expected.
The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.
EXPLANATION OF ELECTRICAL AND SAFETY SYMBOLS :
You now own a high-quality instrument that will give you many years of reliable service.
Nevertheless, even this product will eventually become obsolete. When that time
comes, please remember that electronic equipment must be disposed of in accordance
with local regulations. This product conforms to the WEEE Directive of the European
Union (2002/96/EC) and belongs to Category 9 (Monitoring and Control Instruments).
You can return the instrument to us free of charge for proper environment friendly
disposal. You can obtain further information from your local Narda Sales Partner or by
visiting our website at www.narda-sts.it .
Warning, danger of electric shock
Earth
Read carefully the Operating Manual and its
instructions, pay attention to the safety
symbols.
Unit Earth Connection
Earth Protection
Equipotential
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS USED IN THIS DOCUMENT :
The DANGER sign draws attention to a potential risk to a
DANGER person’s safety. All the precautions must be fully understood
and applied before proceeding.
WARNING
The WARNING sign draws attention to a potential risk of
damage to the apparatus or loss of data. All the precautions
must be fully understood and applied before proceeding.
CAUTION
The CAUTION sign draws attention against unsafe practices
for the apparatus functionality.
NOTE:
II
The NOTE draw attention to important information.
Note and symbols
Contents
Safety recommendations and instructions.………....……………….
EC Conformity Certificate…….....................................…….…………
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1. General Information
1.1 Documentation………………………………………………………….
1.2 Operating Manual changes……………………………………………
1.3 Introduction to PMM 3010-3030….…………………………………..
1.4 Instrument Items………….…………………………………………….
1.5 Optional accessories……………….………………………………….
1.6 Other accessories………………………………………………………
1.7 PMM 3010 Main Specifications……………………………………….
1.8 PMM 3030 Main Specifications……………………………………….
1.9 PMM 3010 Front Panel…………...……………………………………
1.10 PMM 3010 Rear Panel…………….…………………………………
1.11 PMM 3030 Front Panel………………………………………………
1.12 PMM 3030 Rear Panel……………………………………………….
1.13 Functional Description………………………………………………..
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2 Installation
2.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………
2.2 Initial Inspection……………………………….……………….………..
2.3 Packing and Unpacking……………………………………….……….
2.4 Preparation for Use…………………………………………………….
2.5 Battery Charger…………………………………………………….…..
2.5.1 To replace the mains connector of the battery charger………….
2.5.2 To charge the internal battery………………………………………
2.5.3 Indication of the battery status on the screen and with PW Led..
2.6 Environment…………………………………………………………….
2.7 Return for Service………………………………………………………
2.8 Equipment Cleaning…………………………………………………….
2.9 Equipment ventilation…………………………………………………..
2.10 Hardware Installation…………………………………………………
2.11 The user port……………………………………………………….....
2.11.1 INTERLOCK..…………………………………………………….....
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3.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………
3.2 Display……………………………………………………………………
3.3 Unit……………………………………………………………………….
3.4 Misc……...……………………………………………………………….
3.5 Panel…..…………….…………………………………………………..
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4 Operating instructions
4.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………
4.2 Frequency.………………………………………………………………
4.3 Level……….…………………………………………………………….
4.4 Modulation……………………………………………………………….
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5 PMM WIN3030 Software
5.1 Introduction……….…………………………………………………….
5.2 System requirements ..……………………...…………………………
5.3 Preparing the hardware ……………………………………………….
5.4 Software installation ………………….………………………………..
5.5 Running the Utility …………….……………………………...………..
5.6 Connection Port ……………..…………………………..…...………..
5.7 Settings …………………………..……….…………………...………..
5.8 Operation ………………………………..………………..…...………..
5.8.1 Cursor ……………………….……………..…………………………
5.8.2 Knob ………………….………………………………………………
5.8.3 Frequency and Level ………………………………………………..
5.8.4 Modulations …………………………………………………………..
5.8.5 MOD ON-OFF ………………………………………………………..
5.8.6 RF ON-OFF …………………………………………………………..
5.9 Uninstall …………………………………………………………………
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6 Remote control
6.1 Introduction………….…………………………………………………..
6.2 Communication…..….………………………………………………….
6.3 Protocol..………………………………….……………………………..
6.4 Format……………………….…………………………………………..
6.5 PMM 3010-3030 commands...………………………………………..
6.5.1 Query Commands……………………………………………………
6.5.2 Setting commands……..…………………………………………….
6.6 SW-03 Software ………………………………………………………..
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7 Updating firmware
7.1 Introduction……………………………………………………………..
7.2 System requirements………………………………………………….
7.3 Preparing the Hardware………………………………………………
7.4 Software Installation…………………………………………………..
7.5 To transfer data………………………………………..………………
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8 PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter for Rack 19”
8.1 Introduction……….…………………………………………………….
8.2 Instruments Items…………………………...…………………………
8.3 Optional accessories………………………………………………….
8.4 PMM 9010-RMA Main Specifications………………………………..
8.5 PMM 9010-RMA Front view………………………………...………..
8.6 PMM 9010-RMA Inside view…………………………..…...………..
8.7 Rack requirements……………..……….…………………...………..
8.8 Required equipment…………………..………………..…...………..
8.9 Moving chassis……………….……………..…………………………
8.10 Installation guidelines ………………………………………………
8.11 Installing the PMM 9010-RMA……………………………………..
8.12 Use of the PMM 9010-RMA with PMM 3010……………………..
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PMM 3010 Front Panel…………...……………………………
PMM 3010 Rear Panel…………….……………………..……
PMM 3030 Front Panel…………………………………..……
PMM 3030 Rear Panel……………………………………..…
BP-01 Replaceable battery…………………………………..
PMM 3010-3030 Functional Block Diagram…..……………
Operating screen……………………………………………...
Example of INTERLOCK circuits ……………………………
Auto-Test result………………………………………………..
Main Operating screen………………………………………..
Display setting………………………………………………….
Start-Up screen………………………………………………..
Front view 9010-RMA…………………………………………
Inside view 9010-RMA………………………………………..
PMM 9010-RMA with 3030/3010 Instrument………………..
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Table
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3010 Main Specifications ……..……………………………….
3030 Main Specifications ……..……………………………….
PMM 9010-RMA Main Specifications ……..………………….
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SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS
This product has been designed, produced and tested in Italy, and it left the factory in conditions fully
complying with the current safety standards. To maintain it in safe conditions and ensure correct use,
these general instructions must be fully understood and applied before the product is used.
• When the device must be connected permanently, first provide effective grounding;
• If the device must be connected to other equipment or accessories, make sure they are all safely
grounded;
• In case of devices permanently connected to the power supply, and lacking any fuses or other
devices of mains protection, the power line must be equipped with adequate protection
commensurate to the consumption of all the devices connected to it;
• In case of connection of the device to the power mains, make sure before connection that the voltage
selected on the voltage switch and the fuses are adequate for the voltage of the actual mains;
• Devices in Safety Class I, equipped with connection to the power mains by means of cord and plug,
can only be plugged into a socket equipped with a ground wire;
• Any interruption or loosening of the ground wire or of a connecting power cable, inside or outside the
device, will cause a potential risk for the safety of the personnel;
• Ground connections must not be interrupted intentionally;
• To prevent the possible danger of electrocution, do not remove any covers, panels or guards installed
on the device, and refer only to NARDA Service Centers if maintenance should be necessary;
• To maintain adequate protection from fire hazards, replace fuses only with others of the same type
and rating;
• Follow the safety regulations and any additional instructions in this manual to prevent accidents and
damages.
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Safety considerations
EC Conformity Certificate
(in accordance with the Directives: ISO/IEC 17050-1 and 17050-2)
This is to certify that the product: PMM 3010 Signal Generator
Produced by: NARDA Safety Test Solution
Via Benessea 29/B
17035 Cisano sul Neva (SV) – ITALY
complies with the following European Standards :
Safety: CEI EN 61010-1 (2001)
EMC: EN 61326-1 (2007)
This product complies with the requirements of Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/CE and with the EMC
Directive 2004/108/CE.
NARDA Safety Test Solution
EC Conformity Certificate
(in accordance with the Directives: ISO/IEC 17050-1 and 17050-2)
This is to certify that the product: PMM 3030 Signal Generator
Produced by: NARDA Safety Test Solution
Via Benessea 29/B
17035 Cisano sul Neva (SV) – ITALY
complies with the following European Standards :
Safety: CEI EN 61010-1 (2001)
EMC: EN 61326-1 (2007)
This product complies with the requirements of Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/CE and with the EMC
Directive 2004/108/CE.
NARDA Safety Test Solution
EC Conformity
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Safety considerations
1 – General Information
1.1 Documentation
Enclosed with this manual are:
• a service questionnaire to send back to NARDA in case an equipment
servicing is needed
• an accessories checklist to verify all accessories enclosed in the
packaging.
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1.2 Operating
Manual Changes
Instruments manufactured after the printing of this manual may have a
serial number prefix not listed on the title page; this indicates that
instruments with different Serial Number prefix may be different from those
documented in this manual.
1.3 Introduction
to PMM 3010-3030
PMM 3010-3030 is a powerful wide band signal generator, covering the
frequency range from 9 kHz to 1000 MHz (for PMM 3010) and from 9 kHz
to 3000 MHz (for PMM 3030).
The generator is fully automatic and programmable via a RS232 serial port
or an USB. Due to his performances it is an ideal tool for all EMC immunity
test applications.
The instrument has several features not even included into high cost
generator such as: internal pulse modulation, sweeping and correction
table downloading (not implemented yet).
The PMM 3010-3030 has been designed adopting an innovative philosophy
made possible only in the recent years by the availability of superior
technology components. Most parts of this instrument are fully digital but
not of course the output RF module. It therefore combines into a versatile
signal Generator the precision and accuracy of a numeric approach, with
flexibility and user friendly approach typical of a modern instrument.
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1.4 Instrument Items
PMM 3010-3030 includes the following items:
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1.5 Optional
accessories
PMM 3010-3030 can be used with several optional accessories, the most
common being the following:
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1.6 Other accessories
PMM Signal Generator
BP-01 Li-ion battery pack (available only for the version 3030-02);
External power supply/battery charger;
Flexible black cover/accessories holding;
N-BNC coaxial adapter;
RS232 cable, 2m;
USB cable, 2m;
Operating manual;
PMM 3010-3030 Utility Software on CD;
Certificate of Compliance;
Return for Repair Form.
PMM 6000N RF 10W(15W) amplifier 9 kHz - 230 MHz;
PMM 6600 RF Power meter for EMC application;
PMM 6600D Slave power meter;
Various Amplifiers, depending on the application, 10 kHz - 3 GHz;
F-203I-23 Injiection Clamp;
F-203I-23-DCN Decoupling Network;
F-120-9A Injection Probe;
F-33-1 Current Monitor;
Wide range of CDNs;
150-50 Calibration kit for CDNs;
Load-50 50 Ohm load;
6 dB, 50 Ohm fixed attenuators, 10, 15, 30, 100 W;
Coupling/Decoupling Networks;
EM current injection clamp
RF power meters;
Wide range of Antennas;
PMM SW06 Conducted Immunity software for IEC 1000-4-6;
PMM SW03 Radiated Immunity software for IEC 1000-4-3;
3010-BTA Serial Bluetooth Adapter;
3030-BTA Serial Bluetooth Adapter;
GPIB to RS232 Adapter.
PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter for Rack 19”
Of course, the PMM 3010-3030 can be used with other accessories
available on the market, like:
• Injection Probes and CDNs, any type;
• Radiating Antennas;
• Various TEM/GTEM Cells.
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1.7 Main Specifications
Table 1-1 lists the PMM 3010 performance specifications.
The following conditions apply to all specifications:
• The ambient temperature shall be 10°C to 40°C
Electrical Characteristics
TABLE 1-1 Main Specifications
Performance Limits
Frequency
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
9 kHz to 1 GHz
1 kHz
± 10 ppm (f> 10 MHz)
Level
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
Output impedance
Connector
- 107 to + 10 dBm
0.1 dB
± 1 dB dB (Level > -30dBm)
50 Ω
N (female)
Spectral purity
Harmonic
< - 30 dBc @ 0 dBm f > 1 MHz
AM modulation
Internal
External
Input impedance
Connector
2 Hz, 50Hz, 400Hz, 1 kHz - from 10% to 90%
2 Hz to 10 kHz - from 10% to 90%
600 Ω
BNC female
Pulse modulation
Internal
ON/OFF ratio > 40 dB @ 0 dBm
1 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 1 kHz (duty cycle 1/2)
100 Hz (duty cycle 1/24),
200 Hz, 217 Hz (duty cycle 1/8)
Remote control
System interface
RS-232, USB 2.0 (rear), USB 2.0 (front: only for future
implementation), High Speed Optical Link (2 channels: only for future
implementation); User Port; Bluetooth through optional adapter;
IEEE-488 (GPIB) external option
Connectors
DB9, USB-B, USB-A, Optic Fiber, DB-15, IEEE-488
User Port
RF Off, RF On
Display
Graphical resolution
Units
320 x 240 pixel; 16 gray levels
dBm, dBµV
Operating temperature
10°C to 40°C
Power supply
10 - 15 Volt DC, 2,5A;
Standard AC-DC adapters
Dimensions
235 x 105 x 335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight
3.5kg
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1.8 Main Specifications
Table 1-1 lists the PMM 3030 performance specifications.
The following conditions apply to all specifications:
• The ambient temperature shall be 10°C to 40°C
Electrical Characteristics
TABLE 1-2 Main Specifications
Performance Limits
Frequency
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
9 kHz to 3 GHz (*)
1 kHz
± 10 ppm (f> 10 MHz)
Level
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
Output impedance
Connector
- 107 to + 10 dBm
0.1 dB
± 1 dB dB (Level > -30dBm)
50 Ω
N (female)
Spectral purity
Harmonic
< - 30 dBc @ 0 dBm f > 1 MHz
AM modulation
Internal
External
Input impedance
Connector
Pulse modulation
Internal
ON/OFF ratio > 40 dB @ 0 dBm
2 Hz, 50Hz, 400Hz, 1 kHz - from 10% to 90%
2 Hz to 10 kHz - from 10% to 90%
600 Ω
BNC female
1 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 1 kHz (duty cycle 1/2)
100 Hz (duty cycle 1/24),
200 Hz, 217 Hz (duty cycle 1/8)
Remote control
System interface
RS-232, USB 2.0 (rear), USB 2.0 (front: only for future
implementation), High Speed Optical Link (2 channels: only for
future implementation); User Port; Bluetooth through optional
adapter; IEEE-488 (GPIB) external option
Connectors
DB9, USB-B, USB-A, Optic Fiber, DB-15, IEEE-488
User Port
RF Off, RF On
Display
Graphical resolution
Units
320 x 240 pixel; 16 gray levels
dBm, dBµV
Operating temperature
10°C to 40°C
Power supply
10 - 15 Volt DC, 2,5A;
Li-Ion interchangeable battery (3 h operations, average) (available
only for the version 3030-02)
Standard AC-DC adapters
Dimensions
235 x 105 x 335 mm (WxHxD)
Weight
Version 3030-01
(without battery )
3.5kg
Version 3030-02
(with battery 7.4V 6.6Ah Li-ion )
(*) Firmware release 1.06 or higher
4.3Kg
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1.9 PMM 3010 Front Panel
Fig. 1-1 PMM 3010 Front Panel
Legend from left to right:
- USB
USB 2.0 connection port (future implementation only)
- PW
Power led
Indicates the power status
- DISPLAY
Main display
To graphically show the instrument status
- User keys
5 command keys
To select the various available functions
- Controls
Rotary Knob, Left and Right (decrease / increase) Arrow Keys; Esc; Enter/Switch Key
The Rotary Knob and the Arrows Keys can be used to increase and decrease the
setting values; the Esc key allows to return to the previous status/display;
the Enter/switch key is used to confirm a set value and to switch On and Off
the instrument.
- RF Output
Main generator RF output connector
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1.10 PMM 3010 Rear Panel
PS1
Fig. 1-2 PMM 3010 Rear Panel
Legend from left to right:
- RS232
9 pin, DB9 connector
- USER PORT
User I/O Port
- USB
Fully functional USB 2.0 Port
- LINK1/LINK2
Optical link connectors for PMM equipments (for future implementation)
- Power Supply
Power Supply Inputs for use to power the apparatus (PS1)
- MOD
External modulation input
- REF
External Reference input/output
- Fan
Cooling Fan controlled by firmware
- Earth ground connector
- Product Label and Serial Number
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1.11 PMM 3030 Front Panel
Fig. 1-3 PMM 3030 Front Panel
Legend from left to right:
- USB
USB 2.0 connection port (future implementation only)
- PW
Power led
Indicates the power status
- DISPLAY
Main display
To graphically show the instrument status
- User keys
5 command keys
To select the various available functions
- Controls
Rotary Knob, Left and Right (decrease / increase) Arrow Keys; Esc; Enter/Switch Key
The Rotary Knob and the Arrows Keys can be used to increase and decrease the
setting values; the Esc key allows to return to the previous status/display;
the Enter/switch key is used to confirm a set value and to switch On and Off
the instrument.
- RF Output
Main generator RF output connector
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1.12 PMM 3030 Rear Panel
PS1
PS2
Fig. 1-4 PMM 3030 Rear Panel
Legend from left to right:
- RS232
9 pin, DB9 connector
- GPIB
IEEE488 I/O Port (External Option)
- USER PORT
User I/O Port
- USB
Fully functional USB 2.0 Port
- LINK1/LINK2
Optical link connectors for PMM equipments (for future implementation)
- Power Supply
Power Supply Inputs for use to power the apparatus and simultaneously charge
its battery (PS1) and to simply charge the battery when it’s out of the Generator
(PS2) ( Version 3030-02 ).
- MOD
External modulation input
- REF
External Reference input/output
- Fan
Cooling Fan controlled by firmware
- Replaceable Li-Ion Battery (Fig. 1-4) ( available only for the version 3030-02 ) with main Battery
Charger connector
- Earth ground connector
- Product Label and Serial Number
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Fig. 1-5 BP-01 Replaceable Battery
1.13 Functional
Description
The PMM 3010-3030 features a completely new Generator architecture
based on the most recent DSP technology, as shown in the diagram below.
Fig. 1-6 PMM 3010-3030 Functional BLOCK Diagram
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2 - Installation
2.1 Introduction
This section provides the information needed to install your PMM 30103030.
It includes the information pertinent to initial inspection and power
requirements, connections, operating environment, instrument mounting,
cleaning, storage and shipment.
2.2 Initial Inspection
When receiving the equipment, first inspect the shipping box for any
damage.
If the shipping box is damaged, it should be kept until the contents of the
shipment have been checked for completeness and the instrument has
been checked mechanically and electrically.
2.3 Packing and
Unpacking
Verify the availability of all the shipped items with reference to the shipping
check list enclosed with the Operating Manual.
Notify any damage to the forwarder personnel as well as to your NARDA
Representative.
To avoid further damage, do not turn on the instrument when there
are signs of shipping damage to any portion of it.
2.4 Preparation for Use
This is a Safety Class I apparatus, but it is also equipped with a
protective/functional earth terminal on the rear panel. A good
safety/functional ground connection should be provided before to
operate the Generator.
The PMM 3010 is available with only external power supply.
The PMM 3030 is available in two different version:
• 3030-01 with only external power supply.
• 3030-02 with external power supply and the Li-ion Battery Pack
BP01 ( 7.4V Li-Ion 6.6Ah ).
2.5 PMM 3030-02
Battery charger
The battery charger supplied with the PMM 3030-02 can work at either 50
Hz or 60 Hz with a supply voltage rated between 100 and 240 Volt.
It is supplied, when needed, with different connectors to fit all the possible
outlets in accordance with the various National standards.
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Battery charger: DC, 10 - 15 V, ~ 2500 mA
=> DC Connector
+
2.5.1 To replace the
mains connector of
the battery charger
To replace the mains connector, simply remove the one installed on the
battery charger sliding it off, and insert the one that fits the outlets in use.
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2.5.2 To charge the
internal battery
In order to guarantee the best autonomy of the internal battery, we
recommend to fully recharge it before using the PMM 3030-02.
To charge the battery, simply connect the battery charger to the mains
power socket and insert the DC output connector of the battery charger to
the input CHARGER on the rear panel of the Generator.
The average charging time is 6 hours when starting with a completely
discharged battery.
The charge status of the battery is displayed on the top right-hand corner of
2.5.3 Indication of the
the screen in most of the Generator modes. The symbol of a small battery
battery status on
the screen and with will be filled up proportionally to the status of the battery charge.
PW led
When the battery is not under charge, the actual voltage value is displayed
under the symbol and the length of the black bar filling the symbol indicates
the available autonomy still remaining.
When the battery charger is connected to the PMM 3030-02 the indication
“PWR” appears just below to the battery icon and the front panel PW led
becomes yellow if the Generator is switched on and red if the Generator is
off.
The battery charging is suspended or ends automatically when one of the
following events occurs:
- the full capacity of the battery has been achieved,
- the internal temperature of the battery is higher then a preset safety
threshold,
- the charging time limit has been exceeded.
Both during recharging and when charge is completed PMM 3030-02 is
ready for use.
The PW led on the front panel blinks green when the battery voltage
drops below 7,0V to warn the Operator that the instrument is running
out of battery.
To prevent any damage to the battery, the PMM 3030-02 automatically
switches itself off when the battery voltage falls below 6,5V.
In order to keep the batteries fully functional, it is crucial to have a
complete charge-discharge cycle before storing them for periods
longer than 4 months. Therefore, it is suggested to recharge the
batteries at least every 4 months even when the PMM 3030-02 has not
been used.
2.6 Environment
The operating environment of the Generator is specified to be within the
following limits:
+10° to +40° C
• Temperature
< 90% relative
• Humidity
4000 meters
• Altitude
The instrument should be stored and shipped in a clean, dry environment
which is specified to be within the following limitations:
-40° to + 50° C
• Temperature
< 95% relative
• Humidity
15.000 meters
• Altitude
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2.7 Return for Service
If the instrument should be returned to NARDA for servicing, please
complete the questionnaire enclosed with the Operating Manual and attach it
to the instrument.
To minimize the repair time, be as specific as possible when describing the
failure. If the failure only occurs under certain conditions, explain how to
duplicate the failure.
If possible, reusing of the original packaging to ship the equipment is
preferable.
In case other package should be used, ensure to wrap the instrument in
heavy paper or plastic.
Use a strong shipping box and use enough shock absorbing material all
around the equipment to provide a firm cushion and prevent movement in the
shipping box; in particular protect the front panel.
Seal the shipping box securely.
Mark the shipping box FRAGILE to encourage careful handling.
2.8 Equipment Cleaning Use a clean, dry, non abrasive cloth for external cleaning of the equipment.
To clean the equipment do not use any solvent, thinner, turpentine,
acid, acetone or similar matter to avoid damage to external plastic or
display surfaces.
2.9 Equipment
ventilation
To allow correct equipment ventilation ensure that the vent grids on the
rear panel and on the bottom of the Generator are free by any
obstructing object.
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2.10 Hardware
Installation
PMM 3010-3030 is delivered from factory ready to use. Remove the
Generator from cardboard shipping box and keep the “ON” button pressed
until the PW Led lights up (about 1 second), then release the button. To
avoid unwanted starts, if the “ON” button is kept pressed for a too short time
or for more then 2 seconds the instrument is switched automatically off.
After having been switched ON, the PMM 3010-3030 boots with its internal
BIOS and runs the firmware which manages the Generator.
At the beginning the instrument performs a diagnostic test to check if
everything is working properly.
The boot sequence is very fast and the Generator is ready to use in a couple
of seconds after having pressed the ON button.
During the switch-on procedure the LCD displays the results of the auto-test
and the release – and date - of the loaded firmware: if the display shows
“OK” it means that the PMM 3010-3030 is working properly. When the
sequence is completed the main screen shows the test results and the main
functional keys on the right of the LCD display: the Generator is now ready to
operate.
Display at start-up showing auto-test result, diagnostic info and Start button.
To avoid damages to the RF power stage of the generator it is
recommendable not to leave the output connector without any 50 Ω
load. Also never inject signals into the output connector.
If auto-test is normally passed, PMM 3010-3030 switches automatically to the
operation mode, displaying the following screen.
Fig. 2-1 Operating Screen
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2.11 The User Port
The PMM 3010-3030 features on the rear panel a programmable User Port
that can be used to drive (or to be driven by) external devices or, more
generally, to input/output signals and data.
The User Port can easily be programmed and managed; the connector has
the following hardware connection:
PIN #
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 and 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
IN3 (INTERLOCK)
IN1
+ 12 VDC (max 50 mA)
OUT 0
OUT 2
OUT 4
USR-MISO
IN 2
IN 0
GND
OUT 1
OUT 3
USR-MOSI
USR-CLK
Data output (OUT 0 to OUT 4) and input (IN 0 to IN 3) are opto-coupled TTL
level with max. 1 mA draining.
It is even possible to directly connect an Input to an Output port and control
the state of the Output via the PC (please refer to the chapter 6 “Remote
Control” for further information about how to do that).
If, for example, the OUT 3 and the IN 3 are connected together, when the
OUT 3 is set to high level, also the IN 3 goes high and when it happens the
INTERLOCK protection activates.
This is an easy way to control the Interlock function via software.
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2.11.1 INTERLOCK
An Interlock function, which is able to switch the RF OUT Off, is provided for
protection.
The User Port pin 1, IN3, is used for this purpose.
When the IN3 state is low level (TTL), which means for example it is left
disconnected or connected to GND, the Interlock function is disabled and the
RF Out can be switched On or Off as needed.
When the IN3 input pin is, instead, at high TTL level, the Interlock is activated
and the RF Out is turned automatically Off.
This is the indication when the
Interlock is active.
An example of usage is to equip the door of the cell or room in use, of an
interlock switch, and connect it in series with a 2.7kΩ resistor from the User
Port pin 3 to the User Port pin 1. In this way, when the switch is open the
Interlock is disabled while when closed, the Interlock is activated.
Another circuit configuration could be to pull-up the IN3 so that the Interlock is
active and then inhibit it by closing to ground a switch or via an open collector
transistor or a photoresistor or photodiode/phototransistor.
Fig. 2-2 Example of INTERLOCK circuits
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3 – Set-Up and Panel Instructions
3.1 Introduction
PMM 3010-3030 has been designed with an user friendly interface to be
easily used by EMC engineer as well by not-skilled personnel.
All the functions can be recalled by the front panel keyboard and rotary
knob.
The internal firmware Start-Up process performs an Auto-Test immediately
after having switched ON the equipment and all resulting data are reported
on the LCD display, as showed in the following screenshot:
Fig. 3-1 Auto-Test Result
If the Auto-Test is successfully completed the PMM 3010-3030
automatically switches to the Main Operating Screen
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Fig. 3-2 Main Operating Screen
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Press this function key in the main menu to enter in the Configuration
window, which allows the Operator to set the global parameters of the
receiver: display options, etc.
The Config function is divided into four sub-windows:
•
•
•
•
Display
Unit
Misc
Panel
Always use Esc button to return to the previous view/condition.
(for a more comfortable use, only in this case the Main Operating Menu is
recalled when pushing Esc button from these sub-windows)
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3.2 Display
The Display setup has five function keys:
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•
•
•
3 Dim Aspect: to choose between standard and 3-dimensional keys
Inverse: to reverse the text and background colors;
Style: to switch between font style 0 and font style 1;
Key border: to choose the style of the key borderlines between three
different possibilities;
• Contrast / Back Light (toggle switch): to adjust the backlight and
contrast settings by the rotary knob.
Fig. 3-3 Display setting
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3.3 Unit
Entering in the Unit menu it is possible to change the indicated unit used to
display the measured levels. The available units are dBµV and dBm.
In a 50 Ohm system the relationship between dBm and dBµV is:
dBµV = dBm + 107
i.e., 0 dBm (1 mW) = 107 dBµV
3.4 Misc
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Entering the Misc menu it is possible to select the Internal Frequency
Reference or the External one.
In the first situation (Int. Ref.) the internal 10 MHz precise TCXO is selected
and a 10 MHz, 0 dBm output signal becomes available at the REF
connector on the rear panel, what could be useful to synchronize other
instruments.
When the Ext. Ref. is selected the REF connector becomes an input which
an external 10 MHz, 0 dBm signal should be connected to.
The impedance for both output and input reference is 50 Ω.
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3.5 Panel
The Panel function allows the User to store up to 2 different setups that can
be recalled any time.
Pressing Save #1 or Save #2 the actual setup is stored in the internal
memory; with the two Recall buttons the corresponding setup is recovered
from receiver’s memory.
Please remember each time one of the Save buttons is pressed, the stored
set-up is overwritten by the new one: the saved setups are therefore kept
memorized in the receiver until a new set-up is stored in the same memory.
The Default button can be used to load a factory default setup saved into
the memory as standard settings at time of manufacturing.
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4 – Operating Instructions
4.1 Introduction
PMM 3010-3030 has been designed with an user friendly interface to be
easily operated by EMC engineers as well as by not-skilled personnel.
All the functions can be recalled through front panel keyboard and rotary
knob.
In the previous chapter it has been already explained that diagnostic
information are displayed after switching ON the unit and, soon after, the
screen is automatically switched to the Main Operating Window, where it will
be possible to select all operating conditions for 3010-3030 generator.
Fig. 4-1 Start-Up Screen
In case the screen would not be switched automatically to the operating one
for some reasons, press the Start function key to enter the Operating
Window, which allows the operator to set the Frequency, Level, Modulation,
Configuration and Enable/Disable of the RF Output of the generator.
This is the operating mode in which the instrument works as a common
stand alone signal generator.
On the screen of the operating mode all the relevant information are
reported. In the 3D gray box the User can read the generator frequency and
level; in the other smaller boxes are the information concerning Modulation,
Frequency step, Level step and the status of the RF Output.
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4.2 Frequency
Pushing Freq button opens a sub-menu.
The Frequency menu is divided into five sub functions:
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•
•
•
•
Enter
Knob
Arrows
Step Mode
RF Out On-OFF
To adjust the frequency value the operator can underline proper digit simply
pressing the Left (  ) and Right (  ) Arrows keys on the front panel, then
decrease or increase the value by rotating the Rotary Knob.
Always use Esc button to return to the previous view/condition.
This button is used to enter the numerical value of desired frequency. When
it is pressed, the PMM 3010-3030 shows a small window in the bottom left
corner of the display, in which the set frequency will appear. The value is
entered by pressing the five Function Keys on the right side of the display.
Using Left () and Right () Arrows keys, displayed values will be
scrolled, providing alternatively 0 to 4 or 5 to 9 numbers, Frequency Units,
Dot Pitch and Back Space; proper value to be input will then be selectable
through one of the five Function Keys.
Pressing 0 as first number the decimal dot appears automatically.
Input of selected value will be completed soon after pushing the Frequency
Unit button (kHz, MHz or GHz).
With the Esc button the original view can be restored at any moment.
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Allows the User to set the Tuning Frequency Step associated to the
Rotary Knob.
To input desired Step in frequency simply use the Function and Arrows Keys
as for the previous Enter button.
After pressing the Knob button, at the bottom left corner of the screen the
small window showed below appears.
The frequency step of the rotary knob can be directly edited into this window,
inputting data through the five Function Keys as usual.
Using Left () and Right () Arrows keys, displayed values will be
scrolled, providing alternatively 0 to 4 or 5 to 9 numbers, Frequency Units,
Dot Pitch and Back Space; proper value to be input will then be selectable
through one of the five Function Keys.
Pressing 0 as first number the decimal dot appears automatically.
Input of selected value will be completed soon after pushing the Frequency
Unit button (kHz, MHz or GHz).
For instance, default unit is MHz, then it could be also possible to input for
example100 kHz as 0,1 soon followed by Return (◄─┘), or 10 kHz as 0,01
and 1 kHz as 0,001, always followed by Return (◄─┘).
This button works like the Knob one, but defines the Frequency Step used
to increase or decrease the generator frequency through the Left () and
the Right () Arrows keys on the front panel.
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Pressing this key the User toggles between the two modes of operation in
which the frequency can be changed or “by the Cursor & Knob” or “by the
Steps through the Knob and the Arrow Keys”.
When the Step mode is activated, the digit underline (cursor) disappears and
the section named “Freq. Step (MHz)” becomes black, which means these
values become active for frequency changes by Knob or Arrows, according
to respective steps previously set in corresponding menus.
When the Cursor & Knob mode is returned, pushing again the Step Mode
button, the “Freq. Step (MHz)” window becomes gray to indicate Step Mode
through Knob and Arrows is not active anymore.
The fifth button in the Frequency menu is used to switch the RF Output On or
OFF.
When the RF Output is active the corresponding “ON” indication on the
screen is highlighted.
To prevent accidental damage of PMM 3010-3030 or other equipments
connected in the testing chain (amplifier, power meter, etc.), be sure all
devices are properly connected before switching ON this RF generator.
In case of using PMM 3010-3030 connected to amplifiers and antennas
in chain, be sure to keep all doors of protected shielded enclosure
properly closed before switching ON the RF Output, in order to avoid
any possible injury by electromagnetic pollution and subsequent legal
actions by local government.
It is possible to take advantage of the INTERLOCK function by, for
example, connecting a switch on the door of the cell or the room, to the
3030 User Port. Please refer to par. 2.11 to find the information
concerning how to connect an external Interlock switch.
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4.3 Level
Pushing Level button opens a sub-menu.
The Level menu is again divided into five sub-functions:
•
•
•
•
•
Enter
Knob
Arrows
Step Mode
RF Out On-OFF
In this mode the RF Output Level can be adjusted by pressing the Arrow
Keys to move the cursor below desired digit, then rotating the Knob on the
front panel to increase or decrease the output level.
Always use Esc button to return to the previous view/condition.
This button is used to directly input the numerical output level.
When it is pressed, the PMM 3010-3030 shows a small window at the
bottom left corner of the display, in which the new value will be inserted. The
value is entered by pressing the five Function Keys on the right side of the
display. Using Left () and Right () Arrows keys, displayed values will be
scrolled, providing alternatively 0 to 4 or 5 to 9 numbers, “+/-” sign, Dot
Pitch and Back Space; proper value to be input will then be selectable
through one of the five Function Keys.
Pressing 0 as first number the decimal dot appears automatically.
Input of selected value will be completed soon after pushing the Return
(◄─┘) button on the front panel.
With the Esc button the original view can be restored at any moment.
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Allows the User to set the Output Level Step associated to the Rotary
Knob.
To input desired Step in frequency simply use the Function and Arrows Keys
as for the previous Enter button.
After pressing the Knob button, at the bottom left corner of the screen the
small window showed below appears.
The frequency step of the rotary knob can be directly edited into this window,
inputting data through the five Function Keys as usual.
Using Left () and Right () Arrows keys, displayed values will be
scrolled, providing alternatively 0 to 4 or 5 to 9 numbers, “+/-” sign, Dot
Pitch and Back Space; proper value to be input will then be selectable
through one of the five Function Keys.
Pressing 0 as first number the decimal dot appears automatically.
Input of selected value will be completed soon after pushing the Return
(◄─┘) button on the front panel.
The default unit is dBm (dBμV can be selected from the Config menu in the
initial screen).
This button works like the Knob one, but defines the Level Step used to
increase or decrease the generator frequency through the Left () and the
Right () Arrows keys on the front panel.
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Pressing this key the User toggles between the two modes of operation in
which the output level can be changed or “by the Cursor & Knob” or “by
the Steps through the Knob and the Arrow Keys”.
When the Step mode is activated, the digit underline (cursor) disappears
and the section named “Level Step (dB)” becomes black, which means
these values become active for output level changes by Knob or Arrows,
according to respective steps previously set in corresponding menus.
When the Cursor & Knob mode is returned, pushing again the Step Mode
button, the “Level Step (dB)” window becomes gray to indicate Step Mode
through Knob and Arrows is not active anymore.
The fifth button in the Frequency menu is used to switch the RF Output On
or OFF.
When the RF Output is active the corresponding “ON” indication on the
screen is highlighted.
In order to provide the User with signals even lower or higher than
those in specifications (guaranteed ones), the actual minimum level
that could be displayed on the screen is -107 dBm, while the
maximum could be +10 dBm.
To set the appropriate unit for your convenience it is simply
necessary to go to the Setup mode and enter the Unit selection menu
as described in paragraph 3.3.
To prevent accidental damage of PMM 3010-3030 or other equipments
connected in the testing chain (amplifier, power meter, etc.), be sure
all devices are properly connected before switching ON this RF
generator.
In case of using PMM 3010-3030 connected to amplifiers and
antennas in chain, be sure to keep all doors of protected shielded
enclosure properly closed before switching ON the RF Output, in
order to avoid any possible injury by electromagnetic pollution and
subsequent legal actions by local government.
When the INTERLOCK protection function is activated, it is not
possible to switch On the RF OUT.
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4.4 Modulation
The Modulation menu has four sub-functions:
•
•
•
•
Mode
Depth
Int/Ext
Mod ON-OFF
In this mode the output power level can still be changed by Cursor & Knob if
the Level was lately chosen before entering the Modulation screen, simply
moving the cursor below the desired digit and rotating the knob on the front
panel to increase or decrease it.
By pressing the Mode key it is possible to select the proper modulation mode
between the following two submenus:
Sine Mod.
AM 2 Hz,
AM 50 Hz
AM 400Hz
AM 1 kHz
Pulse Mod.
Pulse 1 Hz 1:2
Pulse 100 Hz 1:2
Pulse 200 Hz 1:2
Pulse 1 kHz 1:2
Pulse 100 Hz 1:24
Pulse 200 Hz 1:8
Pulse 217 Hz 1:8
The chosen Mode is shown in the Modulation section, which becomes black
in color on the display.
The fractional value following the frequency repetition of each pulse
modulation is the duty cycle of the On-Off-Keying that is to say the time the
carrier is on against the time it is off.
After selecting desired mode press Mod ON-OFF button to activate the
modulation. In the same way, pressing again the key, the modulation is
switched back OFF. Selected Status is always displayed in the same section.
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Not only modulation frequency and mode are selectable, but also
Modulation Depth can be adjusted.
Pressing this key the User can input the modulation depth percentage.
The percentage is shown in the Modulation section on the display.
The generator is internally equalized to get the same modulation depth over
the whole frequency band.
The User may enter a value even beyond the range indicated in the
main specifications, and actually the depth can be set between 10%
and 90%.
This function key works as a toggle switch to select between the internal
modulating sources and the external one.
The corresponding indication is shown in the Modulation section at left side
of the screen.
When the internal modulation is chosen the related mode can be selected by
the Mode key as described.
Setting the External modulation the generator uses the signal coming from
the MOD connector, located on the rear panel, as the source for the RF
modulator.
Pay attention not to overload the External Modulation input. The
maximum allowed voltage is 10 Vpp with high impedance. Connect
your source only if you are pretty sure you’re providing less than 10
Vpp (about 131 dBµV).
Before to apply an unknown signal to PMM 3010-3030 generator, use an
oscilloscope or an audio frequency voltmeter to measure it.
If needed, add an external high impedance attenuator on the input
signal line.
An Overload indication will automatically appear on the screen to
inform the Operator that the level of the applied signal for external
modulation is too high: to avoid errors and even damages to the
generator it is then necessary to reduce the voltage of the modulating
signal.
When the modulation is activated the maximum available output power
level is reduced by 6dB.
So, using modulated signals, the max available power level is +4dBm.
It is still possible to set the level up to +10 dBm but they may be
unleveled.
When the AM modulator is active the level displayed is, as the theory
defines, the power of its carrier. So, for example, when a 0 dBm fully
modulated signal is generated, the effective output power is about
+1.76 dBm.
When the PULSE modulator is active the level displayed is the one for
which a ½ pulse modulation produces the same average power as an
unmodulated carrier.
For duty cycles of modulation different from ½ (es. 1/8 or 1/24) the peak
is mantained the same as for the ½.
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With the last key appearing in the Modulation functions menu it is possible
to enable or disable the modulator.
This is a toggle switch by which the modulation can be set either ON or OFF;
default is not active.
In the Modulation section on the screen the Status is always displayed.
The modulator of the PMM 3010-3030 runs in an innovative way. Along its
path, the modulating signal is at first converted in digital by an ADC module,
then conditioned by the internal DSP chain and, soon after, converted in
analog voltage again by a fast DAC circuit. Such analog voltage is then used
to modulate the carrier through a linear RF modulator.
The aim of this numeric approach is to guarantee linear, stable and versatile
modes of modulation with any base band frequency that even future rules
and recommendations could require.
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5 – PMM WIN3030 Software
5.1 Introduction
PMM WIN3030 is a PC utility developed to drive the PMM 3010/3030
Signal Generator directly through a PC.
In addition to the PMM Immunity Suite it is an useful tool to use the RF
generator from remote, still having all features available and even more.
It is possible to set the frequency and level of the signal to be generated
and also to activate one of the modulations available.
The RF output can be switched On and Off and some presets can be
saved and recalled.
5.2 System requirements The minimum requirements to allow the software to operate properly are
the following:
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•
•
•
•
5.3 Preparing the
Hardware
486 Processor or Pentium
16 Mb of RAM
at least 32 Mb of free space on hard disk
1 free Serial Port (RS-232), or, alternatively, a USB
Windows Operating System 98se/2000/XP/Vista/Win7
Turn ON the PMM 3030 or 3010 and connect the RS-232 cable supplied
with the apparatus directly or through a USB/RS-232 Adapter separately
purchased (once related driver has been properly installed), to the 9 pin
socket situated on the back panel of PMM 3030(3010) on one side and to a
free RS232 port (or USB in case of Adapter’s use) on the PC side.
A USB connection can also be alternatively used.
The RS-232 proper COM port will be selected in the Settings section of the
software. In case of troubles please check port assignments on the PC
through the Control Panel utility.
5.4 Software
Installation
The WIN3030 program is provided together with the PMM 3030 Software,
burned on a CD-ROM and included in PMM 3030 Generator package;
anyway it’s always possible to check for newer releases and download
them from official NARDA Italy Web Site Support page.
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PMM WIN3030 Software is supplied with its installation procedure.
To install the software run WIN3030 Setup:
Please continue the setup following the instructions on the screen.
It is requested to complete the form with your name and company.
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Then the user can choose the directory where the software will bel installed
to.
The user will be asked if the installation must be available to all users or
only the current one.
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When the process is completed the above message appears.
5.5 Running the Utility
To run the software simply look for it in the Programs bar and click the
Win3030 icon.
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5.6 Connection Port
To set the correct communication port, between USB and RS232, open the
Connection menu and select the option desired.
When the serial RS232 port is to be used, please choose which COMn port
is the one connected to the PMM 3010/3030.
5.7 Settings
It is possible to vary the aspect by changing the colours and also to set the
Frequency and Level steps desired.
By pressing the Default button the values go back to the factory settings.
5.8 Operation
In the main window it is possible to set the Frequency and Level of the
signal to be generated.
5.8.1 Cursor
The cursor indicates which digit will be varied by rotating the knob on the
screen.
To move right or left through the digits use the arrow keys located under
the knob.
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5.8.2 Knob
The value over the cursor can be changed by pointing and rotating the
graphical knob on the screen with the mouse or using the arrow keys on
the keyboard of your PC.
5.8.3 Frequency and
Level
Press the Frequency or Level keys to chose which parameter is to be
changed.
The frequency and level values can also be entered using the softkeyboard.
After entering the digits, with the eventual decimal point, of the frequency
value, it is necessary to press the unit among MHz and GHz.
The same for the level where the unit can be dBm, for positive values and
–dBm, for negative values.
5.8.4 Modulations
Press the MOD button to change the modulation mode, as shown in the
following picture.
For the AM types it is also possible to adjust the depth of modulation.
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5.8.5 MOD ON-OFF
Press the button under MOD to switch ON or OFF the modulation selected.
5.8.6 RF ON-OFF
Press RF button to switch the output ON or OFF.
Make sure all ancillaries (attenuators, cables, amplifier, antennas) and the
devices under test are ready prior to switch ON the output.
5.9 Uninstall
To remove the software choose uninstall from Start menu.
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6 – Remote control
6.1 Introduction
PMM 3010-3030 has been designed to allow remote control operations
through its either RS232 or USB (Rear) ports.
When using RS232 you can use only one instrument connected to PC
serial port. If using USB you can connect other instruments to the free
RS232 port and the PMM 3010-3030 Generator to the USB 2.0.
PMM 3010-3030 uses the same commands protocol for both
communications.
6.2 Communication
Half duplex communication is implemented. The RS232 port has a DB-9
female connector and the USB 2.0 has a USB-B connector.
A built-in automatic tool identify the type of communication used.
Standard communication is implemented at 115200 bit/sec with 8 bit words,
one stop bit and no parity (115200 N 8 1).
It is also possible to set the RS-232 bitrate at 9600 and 38400 bps.
6.3 Protocol
Be aware that only the PC can send the commands. PMM 3010-3030 will
answer when is inquired only.
The communication uses strings with variable lenght. The characters used
inside the strings are in ASCII format (00 - 127) at 7 bits. The most
significant bits are ignored in reception and set to 0 during transmission.
Every string starts with the special character “#” and stops with “*”.
6.4 Format
Commands are made of ASCII strings delimited by the characters “#”
(0x23) and “*” (0x2A)
Replies are terminated with <CR><LF> (\r\n)
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6.5 PMM 3010-3030
COMMANDs
Following are Commands to control and set various operating modes of
PMM 3010-3030, that can be distinguished in two main groups:
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•
6.5.1 QUERY Commands
Query Commands
Setting Commands
Description
?IDN
This query command #?IDN* sends back a string containing information
about model, release and date of firmware
Note that two <LF> are appended to the string before the terminator.
Example of reply: IDN=3030.FW – 1.12 20/10/07<LF><LF>
?S/N
This query command #?S/N* sends back a string containing 3010-3030
serial number internally stored by manufacturer.
Example of reply: S/N=000WE50327
?CFR
This query command #?CFR*sends back a string expressing the tuning
frequency.
Example of reply:CFR= 20.000MHz which means that the tuned frequency
in manual mode is 20MHz
?CLV
This query command #?CLV*sends back a string expressing the RF OUT
Level expressed in dBm regardless the set unit in the 3010-3030
Example of reply:CLV= -20.00 which means that the level carrier is -20dBm
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?RFO
This query command #?RFO*sends back a string expressing the status of
RF OUTPUT to N connector
The reply is either RFO= Off or RFO=On
?MOD
This query command #?MOD* sends back a string expressing the
Modulation Status.
The reply is a string divided into 3 fields as follows:
MOD= Type, Depth, Status
Where:
• Type is the kind of modulation and can be among the following
o Ext
o AM 1kHz
o AM 400Hz
o AM50Hz
o AM2Hz
o Pulse 200Hz
o Pulse 1Hz
o Pulse 100Hz 1:2
o Pulse 100Hz 1:24
o Pulse 200Hz 1:8
o Pulse 217Hz 1:8
o Pulse 1 kHz 1:2
• Depth is the depth of modulation
• Status shows whether modulation is ON or OFF
Here below are some reply examples.
MOD=AM 1kHz:90.0%;OFF
MOD=AM 400Hz:90.0%;OFF
MOD=Ext:90.0%;OFF
MOD=AM 400Hz:10.0%;ON
?UPP
This query command #?UPP* sends back a string expressing the status of
PINs of the User port.
Each Pin has own contribution according to its index as follow:
IN0=2^0
IN1=2^1
IN2=2^2
IN3=2^3 (Note: this input is used for INTERLOCK Purpose)
Thus, the number read back is the sum of each weighted contribution
Example of reply: UPP=5 means that User port Pins IN0 and IN2 are highlevel while user port Pins IN1 and IN3 are low-level
?DPY
This query command #?DPY* sends back a bitmap of display hardcopy
?TMP
This query command #?TMP* sends back a string expressing the internal
3010-3030 temperature in degree centigrade.
Example of reply: TMP=26.50
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6.5.2 SETTING
Commands
SCFR f
This setting command sets the tuning frequency. The string (f) can be in
exponential form and should be expressed in MHz.
The reply is CFR=OK which acknowledges the command has been granted
or CFR=SERR if the command has been ignored.
Example: #SCFR 150* Sets the carrier frequency to 150 MHz
SCLV I
This setting command sets the level of carrier. The string (I) can be in
exponential form and should be expressed in dBm. The reply is CLV=OK
which acknowledges the command has been granted or CLV=SERR if the
command has been ignored.
Example: #CLV -20* Sets the level of carrier to -20 dBm
SRFO stat
This setting command switches Off or On the RF OUT on N connector. The
string “stat” must be either OFF or ON otherwise the command is ignored.
The reply is RFO=OK which acknowledges the command has been
granted or RFO=SERR if the command has been ignored.
If “stat” = ON and the INTERLOCK signal, User Port IN3 (refer to par. 2.11)
is active, the command has no effect and the reply is RFO=ILCK.
When “stat” = OFF the INTERLOCK signal is ignored, thus the reply is
RFO=OK regardless its state.
Example: #RFO ON* switches ON or OFF RF OUT on N connector
Example: #RFO ON* (while INTERLOCK is On) does not change the RF
Out on N connector.
SMON stat
This setting command switches OFF or ON the modulation. The string
“stat” must be either OFF or ON otherwise the command is ignored
The reply is MON=OK which acknowledges the command has been
granted or MON=SERR if the command has been ignored
Example: #SMON ON* turns the modulation ON
SMDE d
This setting command sets the depth of modulation. The string (d) can be
in exponential form and should be expressed in percent. The reply is
MDE=OK which acknowledges the command has been granted or
MDE=SERR if the command has been ignored.
Example: #SMDE 50* sets the depth of modulation to 50.0%
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SMTY id
This setting command sets the type of modulation. The reply is STY=OK
which acknowledges the command has been granted or STY=SERR if the
command has been ignored. The index (id) selects among the following list:
0. Ext
1. AM 1kHz
2. AM 400Hz
3. AM 50Hz
4. AM2Hz
5. Pulse 200Hz
6. Pulse 1Hz
7. Pulse 200Hz 1:8
8. Pulse 100Hz 1:2
9. Pulse 100Hz 1:24
10. Pulse 217.4 Hz 1:8
11. Pulse 1 kHz 1:2
Note that when modulation source is changed from Internal to external or
vice versa, before the change takes place, the modulation must be OFF.
Therefore, if the state is ON the command “SMON OFF” should be issued.
Example: #SMTY 1* sets the type of modulation to AM 1kHz
SUPP n
This setting command #SUPP n* output on the User port bit by bit the
argument n: Each Pin has its own contribution according to its index as
follows:
OUT0=2^0
OUT1=2^1
OUT2=2^2
OUT3=2^3
Thus, the argument sent is the sum of each weighted contribution.
The reply is UPP=OK which acknowledges the command has been granted
or UPP=SERR if the command has been ignored (IE argument>31)
Example: SUPP 5 will set
• User Port pins OUT0 and OUT2 to high level
• User Port pins OUT1 and OUT3 are low level
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6.6 SW-03 Software
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Refer to PMM SW-03 Operating Manual for the instructions concerning
how to use the PMM 3010-3030 within the Immunity system software.
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7 - Updating firmware
7.1 Introduction
The PMM 3010-3030 features a simple and user-friendly method for
updating its internal firmware through a Personal Computer (PC). This
section provides all the information required for easy updating.
7.2 System requirements The minimum requirements to allow the software to operate properly are
the following:
• 486 Processor or Pentium
• 16 Mb of RAM
• at least 10 Mb of free space on hard disk
• 1 free Serial Port (RS-232), or, alternatively, a USB/RS-232 Adapter
with related driver
• Windows Operating System 95/98/2000/XP/Vista/Win7
7.3 Preparing the
Hardware
Turn off the PMM 3010-3030 and connect the RS-232 cable supplied with
the apparatus directly or through a USB/RS-232 Adapter separately
purchased (once related driver has been properly installed), to the 9 pin
socket situated on the back panel of PMM 3010-3030 on one side and to a
free RS232 port (or USB in case of Adapter’s use) on the PC side.
The first free RS-232 port will be automatically detected by the Firmware
Update Program during installation. In case of troubles please check port
assignments on the PC through the Control Panel utility.
7.4 Software
Installation
The Update Firmware executable program is provided together with the
3010-3030 Software Utility, burned on a CD-ROM and included in PMM
3010-3030 Signal Generator package; anyway it’s always possible to check
for newer releases and download them from official NARDA Italy Web Site
Support page.
Once the 3010SeriesUp Setup has been installed in the PC, another item
is created in the Programs list at Start Menu, which is “PMM 3030 Series”,
from where the “3030SeriesUp” program can be easily run.
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Click on “3030SeriesUp” (3030SeriesUp.exe) once for running the update
program, so getting the following window:
Two firmware components can be updated by this application: Firmware,
which is the receiver internal program, and FPGA, to update the internal
programmable logic.
The 3030FW.bin file required for Firmware updating and the fpga3030.bin
file for FPGA are automatically stored in the same directory of the
3030SeriesUp.exe, otherwise just copy them there before performing the
upgrade.
Be sure batteries of PMM 3030-02 and connected Laptop (PC) are fully
charged before performing the FW Upgrade, otherwise the upgrade
progress could not terminate properly.
Alternatively, be sure to have both PMM 3010-3030 and Laptop (PC)
powered through their respective AC/DC power adapters.
Anyway, even in case of failure, the internal BIOS will never be
corrupted and you’ll just need to repeat the procedure once more (this
is a unique feature!).
Should FW Upgrade procedure stop before reaching the 100%
completion that will have not to be considered a trouble but simply an
intermediate step: in this case please switch OFF and ON the generator
and repeat the FW Upgrade procedure once more until the end.
Always cycle power OFF and ON again after every FW Upgrade.
Choose the COM port pressing the Up or the Down arrows.
Move the cursor to the COM port number and select the left mouse button to
highlight the box.
Press RS232 button or Enter key to set the com port.
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The program will display the following window:
7.5 To transfer data
To start the process simply switch PMM 3010-3030 on, select Update
Firmware or Update FPGA button, and wait until the automatic transfer is
completed.
During the storing procedure, a blue bar will progress from left to right in the
window of the PC, showing percentage of downloading time by time until
100%.
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In the meanwhile on the 3010-3030 display the BIOS page appears,
showing again the updating status
When FW download finishes, following message appears to show that
everything was properly completed:
In case of failure, an error message is showed instead.
After Firmware Update is successfully completed, switch OFF and then ON
again the PMM 3010-3030, looking at screen.
Now at the top of the display a different FW Release Number and Date is
showed after “3030-FW -…”, as per the following:
In case the release should not comply with what expected, just check about
the FW file used during installation or get in contact with the nearest
NARDA Local Distributor.
It is now possible to disconnect the cable connected to the PC, with the
PMM 3010-3030 Generator either switched On or Off.
To obtain up-to-date Firmware or PC Utility for PMM 3010-3030, the
user can contact his NARDA agent or download it directly from
Support area of EMC Product Range on the following Web Site:
www.narda-sts.it.
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Updating Firmware
8 – PMM 9010-RMA
Rack Mount Adapter for Rack 19”
(Option)
8.1 Introduction
A 19-inch rack is a standardized frame or enclosure for mounting multiple
equipment modules. Equipment designed to be placed in a rack is typically
described as rack-mount or simply chassis; the height of the electronic
modules is standardized as multiples of 1.75 inches (44.5 mm) or one rack
unit or "U". Each module has a front panel that is 19 inches (482.6 mm)
wide, including edges that protrude on each side which allow the module to
be fastened to the rack frame with screws.
8.2 Instrument Items
PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter includes the following items:
• Rack Mount kit (screws, plastic round washers and cage nuts).
• Return for Repair Form.
8.3 Optional
accessories
PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter can be used with several optional
accessories, the most common being the following:
• PMM 3010 EMI Signal Generator 9 kHz÷ 1 GHz;
• PMM 3030 EMI Signal Generator 9 kHz ÷ 3 GHz;
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8.4 PMM 9010-RMA
Main Specifications
Table 8-1 lists the PMM 9010-RMA specifications.
TABLE 8-1 Technical Specifications
Environment temperature
0° to 40°C
Rack unit
3U
Dimensions
483 x 410 x 132.5 mm (WxDxH)
Weight
5,5 Kg (without instruments)
8.5 PMM 9010-RMA Front view
Fig. 8-1 Front view
Legend::
- 1 – Holes Flanges used to fix the Rack Mount to the Rack
- 2 – Handles used to carry the Rack Mount
- 3 – PMM 3010 or 3030 window
- 4 – Milled knob used to fix the frontal panel to the Rack
- 5 – Cover for future implementation
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PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter
8.6 PMM 9010-RMA Inside view
Fig. 8-2 Inside view
Legend::
- 1 – Round holes of service
- 2 – Rectangular holes used to put 3010 or 3030 Instrument;
- 3 - 3030 or 3030 straps;
- 4 – Rectangular holes for future implementation;
- 5 – Straps for future implementation.
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8.7 Rack Requirements
The rack must be of the following type:
- Standard 19 inch (483 mm) with mounting rails that conform to English
universal hole spacing per section 1 of ANSI/EIA-310-D-1992.
- The minimum vertical rack space per chassis must be 3U (rack units),
equal to 3 inches (132.5 cm).
8.8 Required Equipment
Before you begin the installation, ensure that you have the following items:
- Crosshead screwdriver (not provided)
- Flat-blade screwdriver or rack-insertion tool (not provided)
- Tape measure and level (not provided)
- Rack Mount kit (provided)
8.9 Moving chassis
When lifting the chassis, be aware of its weight, and follow these
guidelines:
- Disconnect all power and external cables before lifting the chassis.
- Remove all instruments from the chassis before lifting.
- Make sure that the milled knob well locking.
- Using the two handles, lift the PMM 9010-RMA slowly keeping your back
straight. Lift with your legs, not with your back. Bend at the knees, not at the
waist.
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PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter
8.10 Installation
guidelines
When installing the chassis, follow these guidelines:
- Plan your site configuration and prepare the site before installing the
chassis.
- Ensure that there is adequate space around the rack to allow for servicing
the chassis and for airflow.
- If the rack has wheels, ensure that the brakes are engaged or that the rack is
otherwise stabilized
- For a round hole (tapped) rack, use clip nuts with M6 x 16 screw
(not provided).
- For a square hole (untapped) rack (shown below), use M6 x 16
screws, plastic round washers head screws and M6 cage nut
(provided).
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8.11 Installing the
PMM 9010-RMA
This section describes how to install the PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter:
- Insert the cage nuts behind the vertical rails with respect to the Rack Unit
Boundary and the distance show below:
- You can use a rack-insertion tool or a flat-blade screwdriver to install the
cage nuts.
- Insert the chassis into the rack.
- Slide the chassis into the rack until the front flange is flat against the cage
nuts.
- Using the four screws and black plastic washers, fix the chassis by its
flanges to the rack.
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8.12 Use of the
PMM 9010-RMA
with PMM 3010
The following procedure is indifferently referred to the 3010 or 3030.
This section provides the information needed to install your 3010
Instrument on the PMM 9010-RMA Rack Mount Adapter.
- Remove the frontal panel from the Rack unscrewing the milled knob
without loosing it completely.
- Using the handles, open the PMM 9010-RMA slowly.
- Place the instrument by the rectangular holes and drag the instrument in
contact with the frontal panel.
- To ensure the necessary stability, the instrument must be fastened to the
unit using the straps.
- Connect the cables on the rear panel (see “Installation” chapter for further
information)
- To fix the rear cables to the Rack Mount insert plastic straps by of the
round holes.
- Using the handles, close the PMM 9010-RMA slowly.
Fig. 8-3 PMM 9010-RMA with 3010 Instrument
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5 Servizio richiesto: 5 Service needed:
… Solo taratura
… Calibration only
… Riparazione
… Repair
… Riparazione & Taratura
… Repair & Calibration
… Taratura SIT
… Certified Calibration
… Altro:
… Other:
Ditta:
Company:
Indirizzo:
Address:
Persona da contattare:
Technical contact person:
Telefono:
Phone n.
Modello:
Equipment model:
Numero di serie:
Serial n.
5 Accessori ritornati con l’apparecchiatura: … Nessuno … Cavo(i)
… Cavo di alimentazione
5 Accessories returned with unit:
… None
… Cable(s) … Power cable
Altro:
Other:
5 Sintomi o problemi osservati: 5 Observed symptoms / problems:
5 Guasto: … Fisso
… Intermittente
5 Failure: … Continuous … Intermittent
Sensibile a : … Freddo
Sensitive to:
… Cold
… Caldo
… Heat
Descrizione del guasto/condizioni di funzionamento:
Failure symptoms/special control settings description:
Se l’unità è parte di un sistema descriverne la configurazione:
If unit is part of system please list other interconnected equipment and system set up:
… Vibrazioni … Altro
… Vibration
… Other
Suggerimenti / Commenti / Note:
Suggestions / Comments / Note: