SPECIAL APPLICATION
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0210-001
PE1004CF
CAT-5 RECEIVER CARD FOR
PIONEER PLASMA EXPANSION
USER’S GUIDE
SPECIAL APPLICATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ............... 2
GENERAL..........................................................2
INSTALLATION .................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
HANDLING ........................................................2
FCC / CE NOTICE..............................................2
ABOUT YOUR PE1004CF ....................................... 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ............................ 3
DESCRIPTION OF PE1004CF................................ 4
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS...................................... 4
DIAGRAM 1: INPUT SELECTION ......................4
DIAGRAM 2: TYPICAL SETUP ..........................5
DIAGRAM 3: INTERNAL VIEW ..........................6
DIAGRAM 4: SWITCH SETTINGS .....................7
INSTALLING YOUR PE1004CF.............................. 8
OPERATION............................................................... 8
RS-232 CONTROL.............................................8
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS .......................8
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ...........................11
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .............................. 11
NO DISPLAY....................................................11
NO SOUND......................................................11
ALTINEX POLICY .................................................... 12
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY ........12
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................12
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
1.5 FCC / CE NOTICE
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
PE1004CF. Keep this manual handy for future
reference. These safety instructions are to ensure
the long life of your PE1004CF and to prevent fire
and shock hazard. Please read them carefully and
heed all warnings.
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1.1 GENERAL
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There are no user-serviceable parts on this unit.
Qualified ALTINEX service personnel must
perform all service on the PE1004CF.
1.2 INSTALLATION
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To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit
to rain or moisture. Do not place the PE1004CF
in direct sunlight, near heaters or heat radiating
appliances, or near any liquid. Exposure to
direct sunlight, smoke, or steam can harm
internal components.
Handle the PE1004CF carefully. Use ESD
safety precautions and wear a ground strap
when handling the PE1004CF.
Do not pull the cables that are attached to the
PE1004CF.
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1.3 CLEANING
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Unplug the PE1004CF before cleaning.
Clean only with a dry cloth. Never use strong
detergents or solvents, such as alcohol or
thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or water to clean
the unit.
1.4 HANDLING
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Handle the PE1004CF carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
The PE1004CF contains components that are
sensitive to electro static discharge (ESD).
Always use ESD safety precautions when
touching the card.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation
of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference
at their expense.
Any changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by ALTINEX, Inc. could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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ABOUT YOUR PE1004CF
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
PE1004CF
CAT-5 RECEIVER CARD FOR
PIONEER PLASMA EXPANSION
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Input Connectors
CAT-5 Video+ Audio
Audio, Stereo Unbalanced
Video, RGBHV
RS-232
Output Connectors
CAT-5 Video+ Audio
Audio, Stereo, Unbalanced
Video, RGBHV
Compatibility
Video
Audio
The PE1004CF CAT-5 Receiver Card is designed
to receive RGBHV/YPbPr video and audio signals
over twisted pair (CAT-5) type cable. The encoded
CAT-5 signals are Altinex Standard Audio+ Video
signals from a compatible transmitter such as the
Altinex DA1930CT. The PE1004CF installs directly
into the plasma monitor and converts the signals
into Pioneer compatible inputs.
The PE1004CF has three twisted pair audio+video
inputs and one RGBHV input with an
accompanying stereo audio input. Additionally, the
PE1004CF provides a buffered audio and video
local output and a CAT-5 distribution output. Any
one of the four inputs may be selected at a time.
The PE1004CF is compatible with video resolutions
VGA through UXGA.
The unit offers hardware and software video
equalization for transmission lengths up to 400
feet. The video equalization works in conjunction
with the video equalization on the transmitter and
the quality of CAT-5 cable.
Audio transmitted over the CAT-5 cable is decoded
and then output on the audio output jack, as well as
distributed on the CAT-5 output. The audio output
follows the selected video input line.
The plasma monitor’s internal controls allow
selection of the PE1004CF default inputs, or the
PE1004CF input to the monitor may be controlled
via standard RS-232 communication. Available
commands allow input selection to any of the three
expansion inputs.
The HelpInside™ feature allows programmers to
have access to command structures and control of
the PE1004CF from any terminal using the [HELP]
command. In conjunction with Altinex’s unique
command structure, HelpInside™
provides
easier-than-ever control of the PE1004CF CAT-5
Receiver with simple keyboard commands. No
typing of long keyboard strings is necessary.
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PE1004CF
RJ-45-female (3)
3.5mm female (1)
15-pin HD female (1)
3-pin terminal block (1)
RJ-45-female (1)
3.5mm female (1)
15-pin HD Female (1)
VGA through UXGA
Stereo Audio
Table 1. PE1004CF General
MECHANICAL
Panel Material
Panel Finish
Weight
T° Operating
T° Maximum
Humidity
MTBF (calc.)
PE1004CF
0.047” Aluminum
Black
0.5lb (0.23 kg)
10°C to 35°C
0°C to 50°C
90% non-condensing
40,000 hrs
Table 2. PE1004CF Mechanical
ELECTRICAL
Inputs
CAT-5/6 UTP Input
Video, Analog
Video, Sync
Audio, Stereo, Unbalanced
Outputs
CAT-5/6 UTP Output
Video, Analog
Video, Sync
Audio, Stereo, Unbalanced
RS-232 Control
PE1004CF
Video/Sync/Audio Signals
Altinex Standard
75 Ohms
10k Ohms, TTL
1Vp-p Max
Video/Sync/Audio Signals
Altinex Standard
75 Ohms
75 Ohms, TTL
1Vp-p Max
75 Ohms or Audio IN
9600 Baud
ASCII Characters
Table 3. PE1004CF Electrical
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DESCRIPTION OF PE1004CF
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1: INPUT SELECTION
AUTOMATIC INPUT SELECTION
Selecting plasma Input 3 displays PE1004CF CAT-5 #1 Input image on the plasma Input 3.
Selecting plasma Input 4 displays PE1004CF CAT-5 #2 Input image on the plasma Input 4.
Selecting plasma Input 5 displays PE1004CF CAT-5 #3 Input image on the plasma Input 5.
MANUAL INPUT SELECTION
In order to force an input on the PE1004CF to a specific expansion input on the plasma
monitor, it is necessary to select the desired plasma monitor input number first. Then, use the
RS-232 ASCII command, [IN], to switch the PE1004CF to its desired input.
View Source
From
PE1004CF
CAT-5 Input 1
CAT-5 Input 2
CAT-5 Input 3
VGA
CAT-5 Input 1
CAT-5 Input 2
CAT-5 Input 3
VGA
CAT-5 Input 1
CAT-5 Input 2
CAT-5 Input 3
VGA
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On Plasma
Input No.
Step 1.
Select Plasma Input
Step 2.
Send to PE1004CF
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
[IN1]
[IN2]
[IN3]
[IN4]
[IN1]
[IN2]
[IN3]
[IN4]
[IN1]
[IN2]
[IN3]
[IN4]
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DIAGRAM 2: TYPICAL SETUP
TYPICAL APPLICATION
DA1930CT
PE1004CF
RS
-23
2
DA1930CT
DA1931CT
DA1930CT
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DIAGRAM 3: INTERNAL VIEW
PE1004CF BLOCK DIAGRAM
CONTROL
TX
RS232
3P TB
RS232 TO
TTL
RX
EDGE
CONNECTOR
BUS CONTROL
RS232
CAT5
S/W
MICRO
CONTROLLER
H/W
EQ
EQ
VIDEO INPUT 1
PAIRS 1,2,3
of UTP
CONTROL
CAT5
RJ45
VIDEO INPUT 2
PAIRS 1,2,3
of UTP
+
-
(RGB/
YPbPr)
VIDEO
VIDEO INPUT 3
PAIRS 1,2,3
of UTP
SYNC
INPUT4
15P HD
RGBHV/
Y,Pb,Pr
SYNC
PROCESSING
CONTROL
SIGNAL
DETECT
PNP
CONTROL
PAIR1,2,3
OUTPUT
CAT5
RJ45
RS232
CAT5
PAIR 4
CONTROL
POWER
SUPPLY
AUDIO INPUT 1
PAIR4 of UTP
AUDIO INPUT 2
PAIR4 of UTP
CLOCK
GENERATOR
+
-
AUDIO
SEPARATOR
AUDIO
AUDIO INPUT 3
PAIR4 of UTP
INPUT4
3.5mm
STEREO
AUDIO
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OUTPUT
VGA
RGBHV
15P HD
VIDEO
AUDIO
MODULATION
CAT5
RJ45
SYNC
CONTROL
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CONTROL
EDGE
CONNECTOR
POWER
OUTPUT
EDGE
CONNECTOR
OUTPUT
3.5mm
STEREO
AUDIO
EDGE CONNECTOR
STEREO AUDIO
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DIAGRAM 4: SWITCH SETTINGS
VIDEO
EQUALIZATION
HARDWARE CONTROL
SW2
EQ
POWER UP DEFAULT
Install the jumper for default input.
In this case, CAT-5 Input #1.
EQUALIZATION
Set SW2 to the HW position for hardware equalization.
Set SW2 to the SW position for software equalization.
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INSTALLING YOUR PE1004CF
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OPERATION
Step 1. Use ESD safety precautions and always
wear a ground strap when handling the
PE1004CF expansion card.
7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
The PE1004CF has many advanced remote control
capabilities which are accessible through standard
RS-232 communication. Actual controlling may be
achieved using a computer control system or other
device capable of sending RS-232 commands.
Step 2. Prepare the card per the drawing in
Diagram 4. Set SW2 for either hardware
or software equalization control and set
the power up default input. The gain
switch should remain in the X1 position.
7.1.1 RS-232 INTERFACE
The RS-232 commands, for the PE1004CF, are
in a simple ASCII character format.
1. Square brackets “[ ]” are part of the
command.
2. Use uppercase letters for all commands.
After processing a command, an “OK” will be
returned as feedback if the command is good.
Commands ending in ‘S’ will be saved into
memory. Commands not ending in ‘S’ will still be
executed but will not be restored after the
system is powered off.
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Step 3. Turn off the power to the plasma display.
Step 4. Remove the card or cover currently
installed at the bottom of the display.
Step 5. Carefully, insert the PE1004CF. Use the
thumb screws to tighten the card.
Step 6. Connect the video output connector of the
PE1004CF to a local display device with a
VGA type cable for RGBHV displays or a
YPbPr cable for component video.
Step 7. Connect the audio output connector of the
PE1004CF to speakers or amplifier using
the appropriate audio cable.
The default unit ID is zero, but may be set to a
value from 0 to 99. In single unit operation,
commands may be sent without the unit
identifier. Unit ID 0 should be used for single
unit operation.
If multiple PE1004CFs are connected to the
same communication port, the units may be
controlled in two different ways: either
individually, or more than one simultaneously.
In order to control all the units the same way
commands may be sent without the unit
identifier. Commands sent without the unit
identifier will be executed by all PE1004CFs.
Example:
Step 8. Connect the CAT-5 inputs to their
respective CAT-5 transmitters using
standard CAT-5 type cable.
Step 9. If using RS-232 control, connect the
RS-232
input
connector
to
the
communication port of the PC or other
control device. Use AVSnap or other
RS-232 communication software. Follow
the instructions defined in section 7.3 for
the IN command.
Step 10. Turn on power to the plasma display.
Step 11. Plasma display inputs 3, 4 and 5
correspond
to
PE1004CF
inputs
CAT-5 #1, CAT-5 #2 and CAT-5 #3
respectively. Select input 3 on the plasma
display and CAT-5 #1 on the PE1004CF
will automatically be selected.
[VER]:
Executed by all units.
[VERC1]: For Unit ID 1 Only
[VERC2]: For Unit ID 2 Only
Individual control is accomplished by first
assigning each unit a unique ID number. Then
each unit may be controlled individually by
including the unit identifier at the end of each
command string.
Step 12. Adjust the display properties for optimal
image quality.
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Example:
1. [SIDn]
Send the command [VER] and receive the
following feedback:
PE1004CF 690-0207-001
PE1004CF
= Model Number
690-0207-001 = Firmware Version
This command sets the ID number of the unit.
The default unit ID is zero.
Command Format: [SIDn]
n = Unit ID (n = # from 0 to 99)
Example:
5. [STATUS]
Send the command [SID1] to the system. The
unit ID is now one, and “C1” must be included at
the end of each command line, as in “[VERC1]”,
for only the unit with ID1 to respond.
REMEMBER: A command sent without the unit
ID will be executed by all the
PE1004CFs connected to the
RS-232 port.
2. [RSI]
This command displays the status of the
PE1004CF and includes the unit model number,
active input and video equalization level.
Command Format: [Ci]
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
Example 1: Feedback
Pioneer Video Card
IN:1 (CAT-5 # 1)
Equalization Level:0
This command resets the unit ID to the default
value of zero.
Command Format: [RSI]
Example 2: Unit ID Specific
Example:
Send the command [STATUSC1] and receive
feedback showing the status of Unit ID 1.
Example 3: Any Unit
Send the command [RSI] to the system and the
new ID will be zero. As unit ID zero, commands
may be sent either with or without the unit
identifier “C0”.
3. [RSN]
Send the command [STATUS] and receive
feedback showing the status of the unit
connected to the RS-232 port regardless of its
unit ID.
6. [FRESET]
This command reads and then displays the ID
number of the unit.
Command Format: [RSN]
This command is used to preform a factory
reset on the unit. The default input, CAT-5 #1,
will be selected and all equalization settings will
be set to zero, even if they were previoulsy
saved using the […S] command.
Command Format: [FRESETCi]
Example:
The PE1004CF was set to an ID value of 3.
Send the command [RSN] and the system will
return the following feedback:
PE1004 ID#3
4. [VER]
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
Example:
This command displays the firmware version
and model number of the PE1004CF.
Command Format: [VERCi]
Reset the PE1004CF with unit ID 1 to its default
settings by sending the command [FRESETC1].
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
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7. [IN]
10. [ + ]
This command is used to select the PE1004CF
input that will be directed to the plasma display’s
active expansion input.
Command Format: [INnCi]
This command increments a selected property,
in this case equalization, to be adjusted using
RS-232 control.
Command Format: [ + ], [+k]
n = Input Number (n = 1, 2, 3 or 4)
[+] = Increment level by one-step
[+k] = Increment level by 'k' steps
Example:
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
Example:
Select the equalization command by sending
the command [EQ]. The current level is 150, but
it is not the optimal value. After sending the
following commands, an optimum level of 160 is
obtained:
1. [EQ]
The current level is 10.
2. [+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+][+] or [ + 10 ]
The level is now 160 and no further
adjustments are required.
11. [ - ]
Output the PE1004C’s CAT-5 #2 input to the
plasma display input number 3. First, set the
plasma to expansion input three. Then send the
command [IN2] to output the PE1004CF’s
CAT-5 #2 input to the plasma monitor.
REMEMBER: When an expansion input is
selected on the monitor, its
corresponding PE1004CF input is
selected automatically.
8. [EQn]
This command is used to set the amount of
video equalization when software equalization is
selected, and to make it active for adjustments
using the [+] and [ - ] commands.
Command Format: [EQnCi]
This command decrements a selected property,
in this case equalization, to be adjusted using
RS-232 control.
Command Format: [ - ], [-k]
n = Equalization amount (n = # from 0 to 254)
[-] = Decrement level by one-step
[-k] = Decrement level by 'k' steps
Example:
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
Example:
Set the video equalization level to 150 by
sending the command [EQ150].
9. [EQ]
Select the equalization command by sending
the command [EQ]. The current level is 160, but
it is not the optimal value. After sending the
following commands, an optimum level of 140 is
obtained:
1. [EQ]
The current level is 160.
2. [ – ] [ – ] [ – ] … [ – ] or [– 20]
The level is now 140 and is no further
adjustments are required.
This command displays the current level of
software equalization and makes it active for
adjustments using the [+] and [ - ] commands.
Command Format: [EQCi]
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
Example:
Check the video equalization level to by sending
the command [EQ]. The system will return the
following feedback for the previous example:
150
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12. […S]
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
This command will save the configuration
command being sent to the PE1004CF into its
nonvolatile memory.
Example: Equalization
We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied PE1004CF. However, we
would like to offer suggestions for the following:
8.1 NO DISPLAY
If Input 4 is currently the active input, send the
command [EQ100S] to save the equalization
value of 100 for this input. After power up, the
equalization for Input 4 will be set to 100.
13. [HELP]
Cause 1:
Solution:
This command displays information available for
the Multi-Tasker interface commands.
Command Format: [HELPCi]
Cause 2:
Solution:
Ci = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 99)
Example:
In order to display the RS-232 commands
available for the PE1004CF, send the command
[HELP]. The commands, along with a brief
description, will be displayed in the terminal
window.
Cause 3:
Solution:
7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
1)
[SIDn]
Set ID number of the unit.
2)
[RSI]
Reset ID of the unit to 0.
3)
[RSN]
Return unit ID number.
4)
[VER]
Display firmware version.
5)
[STATUS]
Display current status.
6)
[FRESET]
Perform factory reset.
7)
[IN]
PE1004CF Input select.
8)
[EQn]
Set video equalization.
9)
[EQ]
Show software equalization.
10) [ + ]
Increment active property.
11) [ - ]
Decrement active property.
12) […S]
Save one parameter.
13) [HELP]
Display RS-232 commands.
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Cause 4:
Solution:
The source has a problem.
Check the source and make sure
that there is a signal present and all
source connections are correct. If
the source is working and there is
still no display, see Cause 2.
The correct input is not selected.
Select the input using the default
jumper or RS-232 bus. (See RS-232
accessible commands in Section 7).
If no display is present, see
Cause 3.
Cable connections are incorrect.
Make sure that cables are properly
connected. Also, make sure that the
continuity and wiring are good. If
there is still no display present, see
Cause 4.
The display has a problem.
Make sure the display has power
and is turned on. If there is still no
display, please call Altinex at
(714)-990-2300.
8.2 NO SOUND
Cause 1:
Solution:
Cause 2:
Solution:
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The source has a problem.
Check the source and make sure
that it is working at an appropriate
volume level and all source
connections are correct. If the
source is working and there is still
no sound, see Cause 2.
The wrong input is selected.
Select the video input that
corresponds to the audio input. If no
sound is present, see Cause 3.
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Cause 3:
Solution:
Cable connections are incorrect.
Make sure that the cables are
connected properly. Also, make sure
that the continuity and wiring are
good. If there is still no sound
present, see Cause 4.
Cause 4: Destination amplifier has a problem.
Solution 1: Make sure that the destination
amplifier is powered. If there is still
no sound, see Solution 2
Solution 2: Set the volume of the destination
amplifier to a reasonable level. If
there is still no sound, call ALTINEX
at (714) 990-2300.
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9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY
Please
see
the
Altinex
website
at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policy.
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, INC
592 Apollo Street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
TEL: 714 990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
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