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Comtech EF Data LPOD Product specifications
LPOD
Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Installation and Operation Manual
IMPORTANT NOTE: The information contained in this document supersedes all previously published
information regarding this product. Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Part Number MN-LPOD Revision 10
LPOD
Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Installation and Operation Manual
Part Number MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Copyright © 2014 Comtech EF Data. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.
Comtech EF Data, 2114 West 7th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281 USA, 480.333.2200, FAX: 480.333.2161
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................III
TABLES .................................................................................................................................. VII
FIGURES ................................................................................................................................ VIII
PREFACE ................................................................................................................................. XI
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ xi
Related Documents.................................................................................................................................. xi
Disclaimer................................................................................................................................................. xi
Conventions and References ............................................................................................................. xi
Patents and Trademarks .......................................................................................................................... xi
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes............................................................................................................... xii
Examples of Multi-Hazard Notices .......................................................................................................... xii
Recommended Standard Designations................................................................................................... xii
Electrical Safety Notice ..................................................................................................................... xii
Installation Guidelines Regarding Power Line Quality....................................................................... xiii
Product Support.............................................................................................................................. xiii
Comtech EF Data Headquarters ....................................................................................................... xiv
Warranty Policy .............................................................................................................................. xiv
Limitations of Warranty ..........................................................................................................................xiv
Exclusive Remedies ................................................................................................................................. xv
CHAPTER 1.
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................1–1
1.1
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 1–1
1.2
Functional Description ........................................................................................................ 1–2
1.3
Features ............................................................................................................................. 1–2
1.3.1 The Solid-State Advantage........................................................................................................ 1–2
1.3.2 Enhanced Standard Features .................................................................................................... 1–2
1.3.3 Built-in Redundancy Controller ................................................................................................ 1–2
1.3.4 “Smart BUC” Functionality ....................................................................................................... 1–3
1.3.5 Data Logging Capability ............................................................................................................ 1–3
1.3.6 Optional Internal 10 MHz Reference ........................................................................................ 1–3
1.3.7 Optional LNB Support ............................................................................................................... 1–3
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Theory of Operation............................................................................................................ 1–4
1.4.1 SSPA Block Diagrams ................................................................................................................ 1–4
1.4.2 SSPA Module............................................................................................................................. 1–5
1.4.3 Cooling System ......................................................................................................................... 1–6
1.4.4 Monitor and Control (M&C) ..................................................................................................... 1–6
1.4.5 LNB Operation .......................................................................................................................... 1–6
1.4.6 Power Supply ............................................................................................................................ 1–6
1.4.7 Block Up Converter (BUC) Input ............................................................................................... 1–7
1.5
Summary of Specifications .................................................................................................. 1–8
1.5.1 Characteristics .......................................................................................................................... 1–8
1.5.2 Optional Internal Reference ..................................................................................................... 1–9
1.5.3 Optional LNB Bias / Reference................................................................................................ 1–10
1.5.4 Environmental ........................................................................................................................ 1–10
1.5.5 Physical ................................................................................................................................... 1–10
1.6
Dimensional Envelopes ..................................................................................................... 1–12
1.6.1 LPOD PS 1 Dimensional Envelopes ......................................................................................... 1–13
1.6.2 LPOD PS 1.5 Dimensional Envelopes ...................................................................................... 1–17
1.6.3 LPOD PS 2 Dimensional Envelopes ......................................................................................... 1–20
CHAPTER 2.
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS, INSTALLATION AND STARTUP .......................2–1
2.1
Cabling Connection Types ................................................................................................... 2–1
2.1.1 Coaxial Cable Connections........................................................................................................ 2–1
2.1.2 Circular Cable Connections ....................................................................................................... 2–2
2.2
LPOD Cabling Connections................................................................................................... 2–2
2.3
Interface Connectors ........................................................................................................... 2–4
2.3.1 Connector ‘J1 | LBAND IN’ or ‘J1 | Tx IN’ ................................................................................. 2–4
2.3.2 Connector ‘J2 | RF OUT’ ........................................................................................................... 2–4
2.3.3 Connector ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Mains) ......................................................................... 2–5
2.3.3.1 LPOD PS 1, PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Main) ....................................................... 2–5
2.3.3.2 LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Main) ................................................................... 2–5
2.3.4 Connector ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Mains)......................................................................... 2–6
2.3.4.1 LPOD PS 1 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Main) ................................................................... 2–6
2.3.4.2 LPOD PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Main) ................................................................ 2–6
2.3.4.3 LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Main) ................................................................... 2–7
2.3.4.4 LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ 48VDC Power Main Option ................................................... 2–7
2.3.5 Connector ‘J6 | COM1’ (Remote Communications and Discrete Control Port) ....................... 2–8
2.3.6 Connector ‘J9 | OUTPUT SAMPLE’ (PS 2 Only) ......................................................................... 2–9
2.3.7 Connectors ‘J10 | MODEM Rx’ and ‘J11 | LNB’ (Optional Interfaces)...................................... 2–9
2.3.8 Ground Connector .................................................................................................................... 2–9
2.4
Standalone Installation of the LPOD .................................................................................. 2–10
2.5
Power-up the LPOD........................................................................................................... 2–10
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UPDATING FIRMWARE ................................................................................3–1
3.1
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 3–1
3.2
Getting Started: Prepare for the Firmware Download .......................................................... 3–2
3.3
Download and Extract the Firmware Update ....................................................................... 3–7
3.4
Perform the FTP Upload Procedure ..................................................................................... 3–9
CHAPTER 4.
ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT .........................4–1
4.1
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 4–1
4.2
Ethernet Management Interface Protocols .......................................................................... 4–2
4.3
SNMP Interface................................................................................................................... 4–2
4.3.1 Management Information Base (MIB) Files.............................................................................. 4–2
4.3.2 SNMP Community Strings......................................................................................................... 4–3
4.3.3 SNMP Traps .............................................................................................................................. 4–3
4.4
Telnet Interface .................................................................................................................. 4–6
4.4.1 Using HyperTerminal for Telnet Remote Control Operation ................................................... 4–6
4.5
Web Server (HTTP) Interface ............................................................................................... 4–8
4.5.1 Enabling the Web Server Interface........................................................................................... 4–8
4.5.2 User Login ................................................................................................................................. 4–9
4.5.3 Web Server Interface – Operational Features ........................................................................ 4–10
4.5.3.1 Menu Tree ....................................................................................................................... 4–10
4.5.3.2 Page Navigation .............................................................................................................. 4–10
4.5.3.3 Page Sections .................................................................................................................. 4–10
4.5.3.4 Action Buttons ................................................................................................................ 4–11
4.5.3.5 Drop-down Lists .............................................................................................................. 4–11
4.5.3.6 Text or Data Entry ........................................................................................................... 4–11
4.5.4 Web Server Interface – Web Page Descriptions..................................................................... 4–12
4.5.4.1 Home Pages .................................................................................................................... 4–12
4.5.4.1.1 Home | Home ........................................................................................................... 4–12
4.5.4.1.2 Home | Contact ........................................................................................................ 4–13
4.5.4.1.3 Home | Support ........................................................................................................ 4–14
4.5.4.2 Admin Pages.................................................................................................................... 4–15
4.5.4.2.1 Admin | Access ......................................................................................................... 4–15
4.5.4.2.2 Admin | SNMP .......................................................................................................... 4–17
4.5.4.3 Config Pages .................................................................................................................... 4–18
4.5.4.3.1 Config | Amplifier ..................................................................................................... 4–18
4.5.4.3.2 Config | LNB .............................................................................................................. 4–20
4.5.4.3.3 Config | Utility........................................................................................................... 4–21
4.5.4.3.4 Config | Redundancy ................................................................................................ 4–23
4.5.4.4 Status Pages .................................................................................................................... 4–24
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4.5.4.4.1
4.5.4.4.2
4.5.4.4.3
4.5.4.4.4
4.5.4.4.5
4.5.4.4.6
CHAPTER 5.
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Status | Summary ..................................................................................................... 4–24
Status | Status........................................................................................................... 4–25
Status | FETs ............................................................................................................. 4–26
Status | Events .......................................................................................................... 4–27
Status | Statistics ...................................................................................................... 4–29
Status | Graphs ......................................................................................................... 4–31
SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT ...............................5–1
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 5–1
5.2
Key Operational Parameters ............................................................................................... 5–1
5.2.1 RF Input Level ........................................................................................................................... 5–1
5.2.2 Attenuator Control ................................................................................................................... 5–2
5.2.3 Mute Control ............................................................................................................................ 5–2
5.2.4 Faults ........................................................................................................................................ 5–2
5.2.5 Power Detector......................................................................................................................... 5–4
5.2.6 Some Common Commands ...................................................................................................... 5–4
5.2.7 End-of-Life Commands ............................................................................................................. 5–4
5.1
Remote Control Protocol and Structure ............................................................................... 5–5
5.1.1 EIA-485...................................................................................................................................... 5–5
5.1.2 EIA-232...................................................................................................................................... 5–6
5.1.3 Basic Protocol ........................................................................................................................... 5–6
5.1.4 Packet Structure ....................................................................................................................... 5–6
5.1.4.1 Start of Packet ................................................................................................................... 5–7
5.1.4.2 Target Address .................................................................................................................. 5–7
5.1.4.3 Address Delimiter.............................................................................................................. 5–7
5.1.4.4 Instruction Code ................................................................................................................ 5–8
5.1.4.5 Instruction Code Qualifier ................................................................................................. 5–8
5.1.4.6 Optional Message Arguments........................................................................................... 5–9
5.1.4.7 End of Packet .................................................................................................................... 5–9
5.2
Remote Commands and Queries ....................................................................................... 5–10
APPENDIX A.
1:1 REDUNDANCY ..................................................................................... A–1
A.1
LPOD Redundancy Operation Overview .............................................................................. A–1
A.2
1:2 Redundancy Mode ....................................................................................................... A–1
A.3
1:1 Redundancy Mode ....................................................................................................... A–1
A.3.1 Ethernet-based Monitor and Control ....................................................................................... A–1
A.3.1.1 1:1 Redundant System Setup (Using a Single Ethernet Interface).................................... A–2
A.3.2 Serial-based Monitor and Control ............................................................................................ A–3
A.3.2.1 Applicable Serial-Based Redundancy Commands and Queries ........................................ A–5
A.3.3 Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues ........................................................................................ A–6
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1:1 Redundancy System Cabling and Installation................................................................. A–7
A.5
Redundancy System Assembly Kit Examples ....................................................................... A–9
A.5.1 Common Kit Examples ............................................................................................................ A–10
A.5.2 LPOD PS 1 1:1 Redundancy Kit Examples ............................................................................... A–24
A.5.3 LPOD PS 1.5 1:1 Redundancy Kit Examples ............................................................................ A–40
A.5.4 LPOD PS 2 1:1 Redundancy Kit Examples ............................................................................... A–48
APPENDIX B.
B.1
CABLE DRAWINGS ..................................................................................... B-1
Overview ............................................................................................................................ B-1
B.2
Control and Data Cables ...................................................................................................... B-2
B.2.1 Serial Interface Cable .................................................................................................................B-3
B.2.2 Ethernet Interface Cable............................................................................................................B-4
B.2.3 19-Pin COMMS Cable (100’) ......................................................................................................B-5
B.2.4 19-Pin COMMS Cable (250’) ......................................................................................................B-6
B.2.5 Redundant Loop Cable – Rx / Tx ................................................................................................B-7
B.2.6 Redundant Loop Cable – Tx Only...............................................................................................B-8
B.3
RF Cables .......................................................................................................................... B-10
B.3.1 RF Cable (Type ‘N’)...................................................................................................................B-11
APPENDIX C.
MAINTENANCE .......................................................................................... C–1
C.1
Overview ............................................................................................................................C–1
C.2
Clean the LPOD PS-1 Heat Sinks ........................................................................................... C–2
C.3
Clean the LPOD PS-1.5 Heat Sinks ........................................................................................ C–5
C.4
Clean the LPOD PS-2 Heat Sinks ........................................................................................... C–9
TABLES
Table 2-1. ‘J2 | RF OUT’ Interface Type .................................................................................................... 2–4
Table 2-2. LPOD PS 1/PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments................................................................ 2–5
Table 2-3. LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments ........................................................................... 2–5
Table 2-4. LPOD PS 1 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments ........................................................................... 2–6
Table 2-5. LPOD PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments ........................................................................ 2–6
Table 2-6. LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments ........................................................................... 2–7
Table 2-7. LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ 48VDC Pin Assignments ............................................................... 2–7
Table 2-8. LPOD ‘J6 | COM1’ Pin Assignments ......................................................................................... 2–8
Table A-1. Parts List for KT-0000098 LPOD C-Band Rx Switch Kit ........................................................... A–12
Table A-2. Parts List for PL/7596-1 LPOD Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit............................................................ A–16
Table A-3. Parts List for KT-0000191 Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit, OMT-Mounted, Metric ............................ A–20
Table A-4. Parts List for KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 1:1 Redundancy Kit ..................................................... A–24
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Table A-5. Parts List for KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-Band Coax Output 1:1 Redundancy Kit ................... A–28
Table A-6. Parts List for KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit....................................... A–32
Table A-7. Parts List for KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit ......................................... A–36
Table A-8. Parts List for KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit .................... A–40
Table A-9. Parts List for KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit.................................... A–44
Table A-10. Parts List for KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit....................................... A–50
Table A-11. Parts List for KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit..................................... A–54
FIGURES
Figure 1-1. Comtech EF Data LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / BUCs ............................................................... 1–1
Figure 1-2. LPOD PS 1/1.5 Block Diagram ................................................................................................. 1–4
Figure 1-3. LPOD PS 2 Block Diagram........................................................................................................ 1–5
Figure 1-4. LPOD PS 1 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (Coax Output) ..................................................... 1–13
Figure 1-5. LPOD PS 1 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (Waveguide Output) .......................................... 1–14
Figure 1-6. LPOD PS 1 X-Band Dimensional Envelope ............................................................................ 1–15
Figure 1-7. LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope .......................................................................... 1–16
Figure 1-8. LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (DC Option) ..................................................... 1–17
Figure 1-9. LPOD PS 1.5 X-Band Dimensional Envelope ......................................................................... 1–18
Figure 1-10. LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope ..................................................................... 1–19
Figure 1-11. LPOD PS 2 C-Band Dimensional Envelope .......................................................................... 1–20
Figure 1-12. LPOD PS 2 X-Band Dimensional Envelope .......................................................................... 1–21
Figure 1-13. LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope ........................................................................ 1–22
Figure 2-1. Coaxial Connector Example .................................................................................................... 2–1
Figure 2-2. Circular Connector Example ................................................................................................... 2–2
Figure 2-3. LPOD PS 1 Connectors ............................................................................................................ 2–3
Figure 2-4. LPOD PS 1.5 Connectors ......................................................................................................... 2–3
Figure 2-5. LPOD PS 2 Connectors ............................................................................................................ 2–3
Figure 2-6. LPOD Ground Connectors ....................................................................................................... 2–9
Figure 2-7. PL/12319-1 Universal Pole Mounting Kit.............................................................................. 2–11
Figure 2-8. KT-0000095 LPOD PS 1/PS 1.5 Single Unit Mounting Kit ...................................................... 2–12
Figure 2-9. KT-0000125 LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Mounting Kit ................................................................. 2–13
Figure 2-10. KT-0020524 LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Shelf Style Mounting Ki ............................................... 2–14
Figure 4-1. LPOD Home | Home Page ..................................................................................................... 4–12
Figure 4-2. Home | Contact Page............................................................................................................ 4–13
Figure 4-3. Home | Support Page ........................................................................................................... 4–14
Figure 4-4. Admin | Access Page............................................................................................................. 4–15
Figure 4-5. Admin | SNMP Page ............................................................................................................. 4–17
Figure 4-6. Config | Amplifier Page ......................................................................................................... 4–18
Figure 4-7. Config | LNB Page ................................................................................................................. 4–20
Figure 4-8. Config | Utility Page .............................................................................................................. 4–21
Figure 4-9. Config | Redundancy Page.................................................................................................... 4–23
Figure 4-10. Status | Summary Page ...................................................................................................... 4–24
Figure 4-11. Status | Status page ............................................................................................................ 4–25
Figure 4-12. Status | FETs page .............................................................................................................. 4–26
Figure 4-13. Status | Events Page ........................................................................................................... 4–27
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Figure 4-14. Status | Statistics page ....................................................................................................... 4–29
Figure 4-15. Status | Graphs Page .......................................................................................................... 4–31
Figure A-1. Ethernet-based M&C using CEFD Kit KT-0000203.................................................................. A–2
Figure A-2. Serial-based M&C using CEFD Kit KT-0020518 ....................................................................... A–3
Figure A-3. Typical LPOD 1:1 Redundancy System Cabling Schematic ..................................................... A–8
Figure A-4. 1:1 or 1:2 Free Standing Unitstrut Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0020827) ............................................. A–10
Figure A-5. KT-0000116 LPOD Rx Splitter / Cable Kit Example – Exploded and Assembled Isometric Views
........................................................................................................................................................ A–11
Figure A-6. KT-0000098 LPOD C-Band Rx Switch Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View .................... A–13
Figure A-7. KT-0000098 LPOD C-Band Rx Switch Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View .................. A–14
Figure A-8. PL/7596-1 LPOD Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View ..................... A–17
Figure A-9. PL/7596-1 LPOD Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit – Assembled Isometric View ................................. A–18
Figure A-10. KT-0000191 Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit Example, OMT-Mounted, Metric – Exploded Isometric
View ................................................................................................................................................ A–21
Figure A-11. KT-0000191 Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit Example, OMT-Mounted, Metric – Assembled Isometric
View ................................................................................................................................................ A–22
Figure A-12. KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View ........
........................................................................................................................................................ A–25
Figure A-13. KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View .....
........................................................................................................................................................ A–26
Figure A-14. KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-Band Coax Output 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded
Isometric View ................................................................................................................................ A–29
Figure A-15. KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-Band Coax Output 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled
Isometric View ................................................................................................................................ A–30
Figure A-16. KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View ......
........................................................................................................................................................ A–33
Figure A-17. KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View ...
........................................................................................................................................................ A–34
Figure A-18. KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View ........
........................................................................................................................................................ A–37
Figure A-19. KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View .....
........................................................................................................................................................ A–38
Figure A-20. KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded
Isometric Views, Steps 1 & 2 ........................................................................................................... A–41
Figure A-21. KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded
Isometric View, Step 3 .................................................................................................................... A–42
Figure A-22. KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled
Isometric View ................................................................................................................................ A–43
Figure A-23. KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
........................................................................................................................................................ A–45
Figure A-24. KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
........................................................................................................................................................ A–46
Figure A-25. PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Free Standing Kit Example Using KT-0020827 – Assembled
Isometric View ................................................................................................................................ A–48
Figure A-26. PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Free Standing Kit Example Using KT-0020827 – Assembled
Views ............................................................................................................................................... A–49
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Figure A-27. KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View ........
........................................................................................................................................................ A–51
Figure A-28. KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View .....
........................................................................................................................................................ A–52
Figure A-29. KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View ......
........................................................................................................................................................ A–55
Figure A-30. KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View ...
........................................................................................................................................................ A–56
Figure B-1. Serial Interface Cable (CEFD P/N CA-0020526, part of KT-0020518) ......................................B-3
Figure B-2. Ethernet Interface Cable (CEFD P/N CA-0000352, part of KT-0000203) .................................B-4
Figure B-3. COMMS Cable , 100’ (CEFD P/N CA-0000318).........................................................................B-5
Figure B-4. COMMS Cable, 250’ (CEFD P/N CA-0000543) .........................................................................B-6
Figure B-5. Redundant Loop Cable – Rx / Tx (CEFD P/N CA-0020657) ......................................................B-7
Figure B-6. Redundant Loop Cable –Tx Only (CEFD P/N CA-0020655) ......................................................B-8
Figure B-7. 1/4" Heliax Coaxial Cable (CEFD P/N CA/3722-X) ..................................................................B-11
Figure C-1. Comtech EF Data LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / BUCs ............................................................... C–1
Figure C-2. LPOD Web Server Interface ‘Status |Graphs’ Page – Temperature Graph ............................ C–2
Figure C-3. LPOD PS-1 Shroud Screw Locations ........................................................................................ C–3
Figure C-4. Remove the Fan Shroud ......................................................................................................... C–3
Figure C-5. Disconnect the Fan Power Supply .......................................................................................... C–4
Figure C-6. LPOD PS-1 Heat Sink Locations ............................................................................................... C–4
Figure C-7. Reconnect the Fan Power Supply ........................................................................................... C–4
Figure C-8. LPOD PS-1.5 Shroud Screw Locations ..................................................................................... C–6
Figure C-9. Remove the Fan Shroud ......................................................................................................... C–7
Figure C-10. Disconnect the Fan 1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies ...................................................................... C–7
Figure C-11. LPOD PS-1.5 Heat Sink Location ........................................................................................... C–8
Figure C-12. Reconnect the Fan 1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies ....................................................................... C–8
Figure C-13. LPOD PS-2 Shroud Screw Locations .................................................................................... C–10
Figure C-14. Remove the Fan Shroud ..................................................................................................... C–10
Figure C-15. Disconnect the Fan 1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies .................................................................... C–11
Figure C-16. LPOD PS-2 Heat Sink Locations ........................................................................................... C–11
Figure C-17. Reconnect the Fan1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies ...................................................................... C–12
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PREFACE
About this Manual
This manual provides installation and operation information for the Comtech EF Data LPOD
family of Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converter (BUCs). This document is intended for the
persons responsible for the operation and maintenance of the LPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, or PS 2.
Related Documents
•
Comtech EF Data CLC-10 Handheld Terminal M&C Accessory for LPOD or SPOD PS 1, PS 1.5,
PS 2 User’s Guide (CEFD P/N MN-CLC10)
•
Comtech EF Data LPODnet M&C Netbook Accessory for LPOD or SPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, PS 2
Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPODNET)
Disclaimer
Comtech EF Data has reviewed this manual thoroughly in order to provide an easy-to-use guide to
this equipment. All statements, technical information, and recommendations in this manual and in
any guides or related documents are believed reliable, but the accuracy and completeness thereof
are not guaranteed or warranted, and they are not intended to be, nor should they be understood
to be, representations or warranties concerning the products described. Further, Comtech EF Data
reserves the right to make changes in the specifications of the products described in this manual at
any time without notice and without obligation to notify any person of such changes.
If there are any questions regarding this equipment or the information in this manual,
please contact Comtech EF Data Product Support.
Conventions and References
Patents and Trademarks
See all of Comtech EF Data's Patents and Patents Pending at http://patents.comtechefdata.com.
Comtech EF Data acknowledges that all trademarks are the property of the trademark owners.
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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
A WARNING informs you about a possible hazard that MAY CAUSE DEATH or
SERIOUS INJURY.
A CAUTION informs you about a possible hazard that MAY CAUSE INJURY or
PROPERTY DAMAGE.
A NOTE gives you important information about a task or the equipment.
A REFERENCE directs you to additional information about a task or the
equipment.
Examples of Multi-Hazard Notices
Recommended Standard Designations
The new designation of the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) supersedes the Recommended
Standard (RS) designations. References to the old designations may be shown when depicting
actual text (e.g., RS-232) displayed on the LPOD Web Server pages or serial remote interface. All
other references in the manual refer to EIA designations.
Carefully review the following information:
Electrical Safety Notice
CAUTION – NEUTRAL FUSING: DOUBLE POLE/NEUTRAL FUSING IS USED ON THE PRIME
POWER SUPPLY INPUT.
This equipment has been designed to minimize exposure of personnel to hazards. For further
information, contact Comtech EF Data Product Support. The operators and technicians must:
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Know how to work around, with, and on high voltage equipment.
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Exercise every precaution to ensure personnel safety.
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Exercise extreme care when working near high voltages.
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Installation Guidelines Regarding Power Line Quality
Comtech EF Data has become familiar with the varying quality of the AC power grid
around the world. Observing the following installation guidelines should help ensure
a reliable installation.
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Surge suppression: High voltage surges can cause failure of the power supply. These surges
are typically caused by circuit switching on the main AC power grid, erratic generator
operation, and also by lightning strikes. While the LPOD does have built in surge
suppression, if the unit is to be installed in a location with questionable power grid quality,
Comtech EF Data recommends installation of additional power conditioning/surge
suppression at the power junction box.
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Grounding: The LPOD provides a grounding terminal. This is provided to allow you to ground
the LPOD to the antenna’s grounding network. All components installed at the antenna
should be grounded to a common grounding point at the antenna.
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Electrical welding: If welding needs to take place at the antenna, disconnect all cables from
the LPOD except for the ground wire. Cap all RF connections with terminations. This will
prevent damage to the input/output circuitry of the LPOD.
•
Lightning: Lightning strikes on or around the antenna will generate extremely high voltages
on all cables connected to the LPOD. Depending on the severity of the strike, the LPOD’s
internal surge protection combined with the recommended external suppression may
protect the LPOD’s power supply. However, if the installation will be in an area with a high
probability of lightning strikes, Comtech EF Data recommends the installation of surge
suppression on the RF and IF cables. One source of these suppressors is PolyPhaser
(www.polyphaser.com).
Product Support
For all product support, please call:
+1.240.243.1880
+1.866.472.3963 (toll free USA)
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Comtech EF Data Headquarters
http://www.comtechefdata.com
Comtech EF Data Corp.
2114 West 7th Street
Tempe, Arizona USA 85281
+1.480.333.2200
Warranty Policy
Comtech EF Data products are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for
a specific period from the date of shipment, and this period varies by product. In most
cases, the warranty period is two years. During the warranty period, Comtech EF Data will,
at its option, repair or replace products that prove to be defective. Repairs are warranted
for the remainder of the original warranty or a 90 day extended warranty, whichever is
longer. Contact Comtech EF Data for the warranty period specific to the product
purchased.
For equipment under warranty, the owner is responsible for freight to Comtech EF Data
and all related customs, taxes, tariffs, insurance, etc. Comtech EF Data is responsible for
the freight charges only for return of the equipment from the factory to the owner.
Comtech EF Data will return the equipment by the same method (i.e., Air, Express,
Surface) as the equipment was sent to Comtech EF Data.
All equipment returned for warranty repair must have a valid RMA number issued prior
to return and be marked clearly on the return packaging. Comtech EF Data strongly
recommends all equipment be returned in its original packaging.
Comtech EF Data Corporation’s obligations under this warranty are limited to repair or
replacement of failed parts, and the return shipment to the buyer of the repaired or
replaced parts.
Limitations of Warranty
The warranty does not apply to any part of a product that has been installed, altered,
repaired, or misused in any way that, in the opinion of Comtech EF Data Corporation,
would affect the reliability or detracts from the performance of any part of the product,
or is damaged as the result of use in a way or with equipment that had not been
previously approved by Comtech EF Data Corporation.
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The warranty does not apply to any product or parts thereof where the serial number or the
serial number of any of its parts has been altered, defaced, or removed.
The warranty does not cover damage or loss incurred in transportation of the product.
The warranty does not cover replacement or repair necessitated by loss or damage from
any cause beyond the control of Comtech EF Data Corporation, such as lightning or
other natural and weather related events or wartime environments.
The warranty does not cover any labor involved in the removal and or reinstallation of
warranted equipment or parts on site, or any labor required to diagnose the necessity
for repair or replacement.
The warranty excludes any responsibility by Comtech EF Data Corporation for incidental or
consequential damages arising from the use of the equipment or products, or for any
inability to use them either separate from or in combination with any other equipment or
products.
A fixed charge established for each product will be imposed for all equipment returned
for warranty repair where Comtech EF Data Corporation cannot identify the cause of the
reported failure.
Exclusive Remedies
Comtech EF Data Corporation’s warranty, as stated is in lieu of all other warranties,
expressed, implied, or statutory, including those of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. The buyer shall pass on to any purchaser, lessee, or other user of
Comtech EF Data Corporation’s products, the aforementioned warranty, and shall
indemnify and hold harmless Comtech EF Data Corporation from any claims or liability of
such purchaser, lessee, or user based upon allegations that the buyer, its agents, or
employees have made additional warranties or representations as to product preference or
use.
The remedies provided herein are the buyer’s sole and exclusive remedies. Comtech EF
Data shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential
damages, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal theory.
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Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1
Overview
Comtech EF Data’s LPOD family of Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters (BUCs) – referred
to collectively throughout this manual as the LPOD – deliver their rated power, guaranteed, to
the transmit waveguide flange at the 1 dB compression point. The LPOD provides a cost
effective, more reliable replacement for Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) amplifiers in satellite
communications.
Comtech EF Data’s extensive experience in the design of outdoor RF transceivers led to the
LPOD family’s efficient thermal and mechanical package. Recognizing the evolution of L-Band IF
systems, the LPOD is designed to eliminate the traditional requirement for the modem to supply
a DC power source and a 10 MHz reference to the BUCs and LNBs.
LPOD PS 1
LPOD PS 1.5
LPOD PS 2
Figure 1-1. Comtech EF Data LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / BUCs
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The compact size and weight of the LPOD lends itself to any installation with limited available
mounting space. These include ship-borne antenna systems, small “flyaway” systems, and
Satellite News Gathering (SNG) installations. The addition of the optional internal reference and
LNB bias T facilitates multi-carrier and redundant operations required of small-to medium-sized
hub installations.
As shown in Figure 1-1, Comtech EF Data’s LPOD is available in three models: the PS 1, PS 1.5
and PS 2. Each LPOD consists of a CEFD SSPA module with the Monitor/Control Processor (MCP),
a power supply, and a fan assembly. The amplifier features a Comtech EF Data low loss
combining technique and MCP-based temperature-versus-gain compensation.
The PS 1 and PS 1.5 models are always configured as a BUC/SSPA (L-Band in, RF out) with
available power levels to 100W; the PS 2 version can be configured as an integrated BUC/SSPA
or solely as an SSPA (RF in, RF out) at power levels to 250W.
1.3
1.3.1
Features
The Solid-State Advantage
The LPOD is constructed with highly reliable gallium arsenide field-effect transistors (GaAs FETs).
With third-order intermodulation products that are 4 to 6 dB better than TWT ratings, the CEFD
unit replaces TWTs with saturated power levels of up to twice the LPOD’s rated output. The
LPODs also provide mean time between failures (MTBF) that is four to five times greater than
the typical TWT MTBF.
1.3.2
Enhanced Standard Features
The LPOD comes equipped with useful features that other manufacturers offer only as options.
Included in the base price are temperature compensation, sample ports (on the PS 2 only),
power monitor, power factor corrected supply, and full remote monitor and control (M&C)
capabilities (including Ethernet and serial).
1.3.3
Built-in Redundancy Controller
The LPOD has the ability to function as a 1:1 (one backup for one primary) redundant controller in
a redundant mode without the use of an external device. The optional redundancy configuration is
implemented by attaching a ganged waveguide/coax transfer switch(es) to the input and output
connectors of the amplifiers, using a combination coaxial cable and waveguide kit.
When the backup LPOD is commanded into redundant mode, it monitors the online LPOD for
faults and status, and automatically maintains a configuration based on the online unit.
A faulted online unit may be disconnected and replaced without affecting the online power
amplifier.
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“Smart BUC” Functionality
Comtech EF Data’s unique approach to L-Band/RF frequency conversions eliminates DC and 10
MHz from the input coax. This simplifies redundant and multi-carrier operation. Full 13.75 to
14.5 GHz Ku coverage and 5850 to 6725 MHz C band coverage is offered while supporting
industry standard FSK modem/BUC communications, as well as Comtech EF Data proprietary
commands.
Both LPOD models have a self-contained power supply, eliminating the requirement for the
modem to supply the BUC voltage on the center conductor of the RF cable, simplifying multicarrier operation and modem spares maintenance.
1.3.5
Data Logging Capability
To greatly enhance system maintainability, the LPOD includes a built-in data logging capability.
By recording critical operational parameters (such as temperature, output power, mute status,
etc.) at time stamped intervals, the user can quickly gather intelligence not only about the unit
itself, but also the unit’s operational environment.
1.3.6
Optional Internal 10 MHz Reference
With the optional high stability, oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) installed, one more
signal is removed from the TX IF cable. This ensures optimum RF performance of the BUC by
eliminating any reference degradation caused by IF combiners, interconnections, or rotary
joints.
1.3.7
Optional LNB Support
The LPOD was designed with the evolution of L-band systems in mind. L-band IF topologies are
no longer relegated to low power single carrier installations, and are now found in larger multicarrier installations. A challenge presented by multi-carrier L-band systems is the presence of DC
and reference components on the Tx/Rx L-band interfaces. The LPOD design, by default,
eliminates the DC component from the Tx IF and can eliminate the reference requirement with
the optional internal OCXO. The LNB bias/reference option completes the solution by
eliminating DC and reference signal requirements from the Rx L-band interface.
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SSPA Block Diagrams
See Figure 1-2 and Figure 1-3 for the LPOD block diagrams. The major components of an LPOD
unit are:
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•
•
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SSPA Module
Cooling System
Monitor and Control (M&C)
Power Factor Corrected Power Supply
Figure 1-2. LPOD PS 1/1.5 Block Diagram
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Figure 1-3. LPOD PS 2 Block Diagram
1.4.2
SSPA Module
The amplifier module performs the core function of the unit. An isolator is at the RF input to
ensure good voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR). The RF signal then passes through an
electronically controlled attenuator that adjusts the overall attenuation according to the user
input. After some amplification, a second attenuator is automatically controlled via a look-up
table to maintain the amplifier gain at a constant level over temperature variations.
The RF signal is then amplified by a multi-stage design that utilizes proprietary combining
techniques to meet the rated power requirements. The output circuitry contains a coupler to
provide a sampled signal for monitoring purposes. A power detector circuit also is included and
the reading can be accessed via remote communication. A high power circulator and load is
located at the output to provide good VSWR and protection from external mismatch.
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Cooling System
The LPOD contains a robust heat sink and thermal design to maintain a low operating
temperature. The PS 1 contains one temperature-controlled fan, and the PS 1.5 and PS 2 contain
two temperature-controlled fans that are monitored by the M&C board. The fans draw cool
outside air in across the power supply and specialized heat sink. The amplifier module
temperature is monitored and, if for any reason the amplifier temperature exceeds a safe preset
limit, the amplifier module supply is shut down to protect the unit from thermal failure.
1.4.4
Monitor and Control (M&C)
The LPOD includes a microprocessor-based system that provides monitoring and control of the
essential parameters of the unit. The user interfaces with the unit through the M&C system via
the remote control/discrete communications port. The unit is capable of either RS-232, RS-485,
or Ethernet remote communication. A discrete mute control and relay status output is also
available.
The M&C system monitors the fan speed (PS 2 only), unit temperature, all power supply
voltages, power transistor currents, output power, etc. Should a critical monitored parameter
fail, the unit will mute the RF signal and report a fault. The details of the fault can be accessed
via remote communication.
The M&C is also capable of acting as a controller in a 1:1 redundant system. When configured as
the back-up SSPA in such a system, it communicates with the other SSPA and toggles the
waveguide switches as necessary.
1.4.5
LNB Operation
Either LPOD package style may be ordered with an optional internal 10MHz reference and Low
Noise Block (LNB) converter bias tee. With these options installed, the user has control of the
bias tee enable (LNB On/Off) as well as the DC bias voltage (On/Off).
1.4.6
Power Supply
The LPOD features a power supply that is power factor corrected. It supplies several voltages
necessary for the unit to operate:
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The 10V power supply output state is controlled by circuitry within the RF module. If the RF
module does not have the –5.8V supply for any reason, it will not allow the 10V power
supply to turn on. This protects the power transistors within the RF module from failure due
to improper power supply sequencing.
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The +24V output powers the cooling fans, is the source of power for waveguide switching
when the SSPA is used in redundant configurations, and is dropped to +22V for LNB bias.
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The +5.8V, -5.8V, +7.8V and +13.5V outputs are used to operate the M&C board and other
overhead functions.
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The LPOD translates an L-Band input carrier to the desired output frequency (C-, X-, or Ku-Band).
LO frequencies are as follows:
BUC C, Ku, X LO Frequencies
Band
LO Frequency
Inverting
5850 to 6650 MHz
4900 MHz
No
5950 to 6700 MHz
5000 MHz
No
Insat C-Band
6725 to 7025 MHz
5760 MHz
No
X-Band
7900 to 8400 MHz
6950 MHz
No
Ku-Band
14.00 to 14.50 GHz
13.050 GHz
No
Ku-Band-W
13.75 to 14.50 GHz
12.800 GHz
No
C-Band
Frequency
Unlike most BUCs, no DC bias voltage should be provided on the center conductor of the L-Band
coax. In addition, the LPOD is available with an internal 10 MHz reference. As, such, no 10 MHz
reference is required on the center conductor of the L-Band coax. If a reference is provided on
the coax, the internal reference will detect and lock to it.
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1.5.1
Characteristics
IF Input Frequency
Note 1
RF Output Frequency
950 – 1525 MHz
5.850 – 6.425 GHz
950 – 1750 MHz
5.850 – 6.650 GHz (optional)
950 – 1825 MHz
5.850 – 6.725 GHz (optional)
965 – 1265 MHz
6.725 – 7.025 GHz
950 – 1450 MHz
7.900 – 8.400 GHz
950 – 1450 MHz
14.00 – 14.50 GHz
950 – 1750 MHz
Model
13.75 – 14.50 GHz (optional)
Psat (Typical)
P1dB (Guaranteed)
PS1-25C,X
44 dBm (25 W)
43 dBm (20 W)
PS1-32C,X
45 dBm (32 W)
44 dBm (25 W)
PS1-40C,X
46 dBm (40 W)
45 dBm (32 W)
PS1-50C,X
47 dBm (50 W)
46 dBm (40 W)
PS1-60C,X
48 dBm (60 W)
47 dBm (50 W)
PS1-20Ku
43 dBm (20 W)
42 dBm (16 W)
PS1-32Ku
45 dBm (32 W)
44 dBm (25 W)
PS1-40Ku
46 dBm (40 W)
45 dBm (32 W)
PS1.5-75C,X
48.6 dBm (75 W)
48 dBm (60 W)
PS1.5-80C,X
49 dBm (80 W)
48.5 dBm (70 W)
PS1.5-100C,X
50 dBm (100 W)
49 dBm (80 W)
PS1.5-110C,X
50.4 dBm (110 W)
49.5 dBm (90 W)
PS1.5 or PS2-125C,X
51 dBm (125 W)
50 dBm (100 W)
PS1.5-50Ku
47 dBm (50 W)
46 dBm (40 W)
PS1.5-60Ku
48 dBm (60 W)
47 dBm (50 W)
PS2-150C,X
51.8 dBm (150 W)
51 dBm (125 W)
PS2-200C,X
53 dBm (200 W)
52.5 dBm (175 W)
PS2-250C,X
54 dBm (250 W)
53 dBm (200 W)
PS2-100Ku
50 dBm (100 W)
49 dBm (80 W)
PS2-125Ku
51 dBm (125 W)
50 dBm (100 W)
Note 2
Notes:
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PS 2 Models available as SSPAs only, without internal L-Band BUC (Freq RF in = Freq RF out).
Allow 1 dB degradation from 13.75 to 14.0 GHz and 6425 to 6725 MHz.
Gain Min (Typical)
70 (75 dB)
Input Power Supply Requirements
90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, Power Factor Corrected, .96 (typical)
(48 VDC optional)
Max IF Input level (no damage)
+10 dBm
Gain Adjust
20 dB in 0.25 dB steps
Gain Flatness
± 1.5 dB full band (optional ± 2.0 dB full band (-50° to +55°C))
± 0.30 dB per 40 MHz (optional ± 0.50 dB per 40 MHz (-50° to
+55°C)
Gain variation over temp
±1.5 dB max, -40° to +55°C (optional ± 2.0 dB max (-50° to
+55°C))
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Input Return Loss
15 dB
Output Return Loss
19.1 dB (1.25:1 VSWR)
Noise Figure
10-15 dB typ, 20 dB max @ min attenuation, (8 dB typ, 15 dB
max PS2 configured as SSPA only)
RF Mute Isolation
-60 dBc min
AM/PM Conversion
2° typ, 3.5° max @ Rated P1dB
Third-order Intermodulation Level
(2 tones, @ -3 dB Total Backoff from P1 dB
(-6 dBc SCL), Δ 1MHz)
-30 dBc typ, -25 dBc Guaranteed
Spurious Level
Group delay variation
Harmonics
-50 dBc @ Prated – 3 dB
Carrier Related
In Band
-60 dBc min @ P1dB
Non-Carrier
Related In Band
-60 dBm max (Input Terminated)
LO Leakage
-25 dBm max
Linear
± 0.03 ns/MHz
Parabolic
±0 .003 ns/MHz
Ripple
± 1.0 ns pk-pk
Non-Volatile RAM: Capacity 30 days @ 90 minute intervals.
Includes:
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RF Output Power
•
Mute Status
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Heatsink Temperature
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LNB Bias Current
Data Logging Parameters
Phase Noise (dBc/Hz) (with optional internal or
equivalent performance external reference)
Offset
1.5.2
2
Typical (C/X/Ku) dBc/Hz
Spec (C/X/Ku) dBc/Hz
100 Hz
-79/-78/-76
-72/-72/-69
1 KHz
-91/-87/-85
-84/-84/-82
10 KHz
-105/-104/-98
-97/-97/-90
100 KHz
-120/-114/-114
-107/-107/-102
1 MHz
-132/-132/-132
-115/-115/-115
Optional Internal Reference
Internal Reference Oscillator Frequency
Frequency Stability
10 MHz (can lock to modem supplied reference over a range of
-5 dBm to +5 dBm at IF Input)
±5 x 10
–10
-8
/day
±1 x 10 (-40º to 55ºC)
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LNB Bias Voltage
Software selectable tone on/off, 12/18V, 450 mA max
LNB 10 MHz Reference Output Level
0 dBm ±5 dB
LNB Input / Output Return Loss
15 dB
LNB Input / Output Gain
10 dB ± 2 dB (950-1750 MHz)
-1 dB ± 2 dB (optional)
LNB Input / Output Gain Flatness
± 1 dB (950-1750 MHz)
LNB input / Output Isolation (Mute condition)
55 dB min
1.5.4
Environmental
Temperature
Operating
Standard
-40º to 122ºF (-40º to 55ºC)
Optional
-40º to 140ºF (-40º to 60ºC)
Storage
-67º to 167ºF (-55º to 75ºC)
Humidity
100% condensing rain 2” per hour
Altitude
10,000 AMSL
Shock
Normal commercial shipping and handling
1.5.5
Physical
PS 1
Weight
Dimensions
(excluding connectors)
See Sect. 1.6 for all
dimensional envelope
figures
17 lbs. (9.1 kg) Nominal
PS 1.5
PS 2
47 lbs (21.32 kg) Nominal
PS 1
12.65 x 6.26 x 7.37 in.
(321.3 x 159 x 187.2 mm)
PS 1.5
12.78 x 6.14 x 7.05 in.
(324.6 x 156 x 179.1 mm)
PS 2
16.18 x 8.80 x 9.78 x in.
(427 x 223.5 x 248.4 mm)
IF/RF Input
Type ‘N’ Female
RF Output
PS 1
C-Band / X-band: Type ‘N’ Female (standard), CPR137G
(optional)
Ku-Band: WR75G
PS 1.5
C-Band: CPR137G
X-Band: CPR112G
Ku-Band: WR75G
PS 2
C-Band: CPR137G
X-Band: CPR112G
Ku-Band: WR75G
Connectors
LNB Bias
Type ‘N’ Female
M&C/Ethernet/
19-pin MS style (single integrated cable assembly available,
Redundancy Switches dependent upon configuration)
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Typical for all figures in each subsection, all dimensions are in inches. Bracketed dimensions, where shown, are in
metric units (mm).
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Unless otherwise noted, all figures depict AC Option, Waveguide Output units.
Subsection / Product
1.6.1 LPOD PS 1
1.6.2 LPOD PS 1.5
1.6.1 LPOD PS 2
FIGURE DESCRIPTION
1-4
PS 1 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (Coaxial Output)
1-5
PS 1 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (Waveguide Output)
1-6
PS 1 X-Band Dimensional Envelope
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PS 1 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope
1-8
PS 1.5 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (DC Option)
1-9
PS 1.5 X-Band Dimensional Envelope
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PS 1.5 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope
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PS 2 C-Band Dimensional Envelope
1-12
PS 2 X-Band Dimensional Envelope
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PS 2 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-4. LPOD PS 1 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (Coax Output)
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Figure 1-5. LPOD PS 1 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (Waveguide Output)
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Figure 1-6. LPOD PS 1 X-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-7. LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-8. LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band Dimensional Envelope (DC Option)
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Figure 1-9. LPOD PS 1.5 X-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-10. LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-11. LPOD PS 2 C-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-12. LPOD PS 2 X-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Figure 1-13. LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band Dimensional Envelope
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Chapter 2. SYSTEM
CONNECTIONS, INSTALLATION
A ND STARTUP
2.1
Cabling Connection Types
2.1.1 Coaxial Cable Connections
Coupling Type
Connector Type
Plug
Jack
Threaded
(Type ‘N’ shown)
Figure 2-1. Coaxial Connector Example
The SPOD SSPA uses Type ‘N’ coaxial cables. Type ‘N’ Coaxial cables (plugs) and their mating
connectors (jacks/sockets) are available in a threaded coupling style (Figure 2-1). The jack for
this coupling style features external threads. The plug shell features internal threads, and has
either a knurled outer surface (to permit hand tightening of the connection) or hex flats (to
accommodate torqued installation).
Connection Instructions – Engage the plug onto the jack threads, and then turn the plug
clockwise until it is fully threaded onto the jack. Do not over-tighten the connection.
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2.1.2 Circular Cable Connections
The circular connectors provided on the SPOD SSPA accommodate weatherproof outdoor
applications. The connector pairs (Figure 2-2) feature a sleeve lock configuration, with an array
of pins (male side) coupled to mating sockets (female side).
Feature
Description
1
Primary Alignment features
2
Secondary Alignment features
3
Sleeve Lock features
Figure 2-2. Circular Connector Example
Connection Instructions – Engage all of the alignment and lock features
between the male connector (on the interconnection cable) and female
socket.
To install the male connector into the female connector, do these steps:
1) Engage the primary and secondary alignment tabs on the male
connector with the mating cutouts on the female socket.
2) Push the male connector into the female socket.
3) Turn the male connector sleeve clockwise until the sleeve lock
cutouts engage fully with the female socket tabs and you hear a
“click” sound.
2.2
LPOD Cabling Connections
The LPOD external connectors provide all necessary connections between the LPOD PS 1 (Figure
2-3), PS 1.5 (Figure 2-4), or PS 2 (Figure 2-5) models and other equipment. Additionally:
•
Detailed installation and operational information for using the LPODs in 1:1 redundancy
configurations is provided in Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY.
•
Information on the LPOD’s remote M&C functionality via Ethernet is provided in Chapter 4.
ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.
•
Information on the LPOD’s remote M&C functionality via serial-based commands and queries
is provided in CHAPTER 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.
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Figure 2-3. LPOD PS 1 Connectors
Figure 2-4. LPOD PS 1.5 Connectors
Figure 2-5. LPOD PS 2 Connectors
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2.3.1 Connector ‘J1 | LBAND IN’ or ‘J1 | Tx IN’
PS 1/PS 1.5
The RF input connector is a Type ‘N’ female connector.
Labeled ‘J1 | LBAND IN’ on the LPOD PS 1 and PS 1.5 models
or ‘J1 | Tx IN’ on the LPOD PS 2 unit, typical input levels (-30
dBm) depend on desired output power and unit attenuation.
To prevent damage to the LPOD, RF input levels should not
exceed +15 dBm.
PS 2
2.3.2 Connector ‘J2 | RF OUT’
WARNING! FOR SAFETY REASONS, NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE WAVEGUIDE
OUTPUT.
The ‘J2 | RF OUT’ connector may be a waveguide or coaxial interface – the type of interface
used depends on the LPOD model and/or frequency range of the unit, as described in Table 2-1
and as shown in Figure 2-3, Figure 2-4, and Figure 2-5.
Table 2-1. ‘J2 | RF OUT’ Interface Type
Unit
PS 1
PS 1.5
PS 2
Frequency Band
Output Type
C
Type ‘N’ Female (Standarsd)
CPR137G (Optional)
X
CPR112G (Waveguide)
Ku
WR75G (Waveguide)
C
CPR137G (Waveguide)
X
CPR112G (Waveguide)
Ku
WR75G (Waveguide)
C
CPR137G (Waveguide)
X
CPR112G (Waveguide)
Ku
WR75G (Waveguide)
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2.3.3 Connector ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Mains)
WARNING! FOR SAFETY REASONS, TAKE CARE TO NOTE THAT THE ‘J3’ AC POWER
CONNECTION PIN ASSIGNMENTS FOR EACH SPOD UNIT ARE NOT THE SAME.
FAILURE TO CAREFULLY REVIEW THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE SECTIONS
THAT FOLLOW MAY RESULT IN PRODUCT DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
For all LPOD models, the prime power input requirement is as follows:
•
90-264 VAC
•
47-63 Hz
•
The power supply is power factor corrected. The total power required from the prime
power supply depends on the model used. Please refer to Sect. 1.5 Summary of
Specifications.
2.3.3.1 LPOD PS 1, PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Main)
The mating connector specification and pin assignments (Table 2-2) unique to the
LPOD PS 1 and PS 1.5 AC power interfaces are as follows:
Mating Connector: CEFD P/N CN/MS-STPG03F02 (ITT Cannon KPT06B-12-35).
Table 2-2. LPOD PS 1/PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments
Pin
Description
A
LINE (L1)
B
NEUTRAL (L2)
C
GND
2.3.3.2 LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Main)
The mating connector specification and the pin assignments (Table 2-3) unique to
the LPOD PS 2 AC power interface are as follows:
Mating Connector: CEFD P/N CN/MS-STPG03F07 (Glenair ITS-3106F20-19SF7).
Table 2-3. LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments
Pin
A
B
C
Description
GND
NEUTRAL (L2)
LINE (L1)
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2.3.4 Connector ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Mains)
WARNING! FOR SAFETY REASONS, TAKE CARE TO NOTE THAT THE ‘J3’ DC POWER
CONNECTION PIN ASSIGNMENTS FOR EACH SPOD UNIT ARE NOT THE SAME.
FAILURE TO CAREFULLY REVIEW THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE SECTIONS
THAT FOLLOW MAY RESULT IN PRODUCT DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
For all LPOD models, the prime power input requirement is 38-72 VDC. The total power required
from the prime power supply depends on the model used. Please refer to Sect. 1.5 Summary of
Specifications.
2.3.4.1 LPOD PS 1 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Main)
The mating connector specification and the pin assignments (Table 2-4) unique to
the LPOD PS 1 DC power interface are as follows:
Mating Connector: CEFD P/N CN/STPG04F01 (Glenair IPT06E-12-4-SSR-F7).
Table 2-4. LPOD PS 1 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments
Pin
A
B
C
D
LPOD PS 1 Assignment
V+
GND
VNO CONNECT
2.3.4.2 LPOD PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Main)
The mating connector specification and the pin assignments (Table 2-5) unique
to the LPOD PS 1.5 DC power interface are as follows:
Mating Connector: CEFD P/N CN-0020517 (MS3116E-14-5S(476), Amphenol
PT06E-14-5S(476)).
Table 2-5. LPOD PS 1.5 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments
Pin
A
B
C
D
E
LPOD PS 1.5 Assignment
+48V
+48V
-48V
-48V
GND
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2.3.4.3 LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Main)
The mating connector specification and the pin assignments (Table 2-6) unique to
the LPOD PS 2 DC power interface are as follows:
Mating Connector: CEFD P/N CN/CA3106E2222SB (ITT Cannon CA3106E22-22SB).
Table 2-6. LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ Pin Assignments
Pin
A
B
C
D
LPOD PS 2 Assignment
V+
NO CONNECT
NO CONNECT
V-
2.3.4.4 LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ 48VDC Power Main Option
The connector type and mating connector specification and the pin assignments (Table 2-7)
unique to the LPOD PS 2 48 VDC power interface option are as follows:
Unit Connector Type: CEFD P/N CN-0000288 (ITT Cannon CA3102E20-15SB-F80A232).
Supplied Mating Connector: CEFD P/N CN-0000289 (ITT Cannon CA3106E20-15SB-F80A232).
Table 2-7. LPOD PS 2 ‘J3 | POWER IN’ 48VDC Pin Assignments
Pin
LPOD PS 2 Assignment
A
V+
B
V+
C
NO CONNECT
D
NO CONNECT
E
V-
F
V-
G
GROUND (Note 2)
Notes:
1) Use 12 AWG wire to each of the appropriate pins, according to the
individual pin assignments.
2) As an alternative, the ground connection can be made to the unit's
external ground stud.
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2.3.5 Connector ‘J6 | COM1’ (Remote Communications and Discrete
Control Port)
The ‘J6 | COM 1’ discrete control connector is
the primary input for controlling and
monitoring the LPOD. It is a 19-pin circular
connector, type MS3112E14-19S. The pinout
specification is contained in Table 2-8.
PS 1/PS 1.5
Mating connector: ITT: KPT06J14-19P or
MS3116J14-19P.
PS 2
Table 2-8. LPOD ‘J6 | COM1’ Pin Assignments
Pin
Name
Description
A
RS485_+RX
B
RS485_-RX
C
RS485_+TX
D
RS485_-TX
E
RS232_RD
Pin 3 of DB9 female connector
F
Ethernet TX+
Pin 3 of RJ45 female connector
G
RS232_TD
Pin 2 of DB9 female connector
H
Ethernet TX-
Pin 6 of RJ45 female connector
J
TX/RX Switch Drive 1 Pos
Not for customer use
K
GND
Ground (also Pin 5 of DB-9F connector)
L
SUMFLT In
Open when faulted, else +5VDC
M
SUMFLT Out
When faulted, tied to Pin K, else open
N
TX Switch Pos 1 Ind
Online/Offline indication
P
RX Switch Pos 1 Ind
Not for customer use
R
+24V
Not for customer use
S
System Mute Control
When AUX=1, unit is muted until this pin is tied to
ground (Pin K). When tied to ground, the unit
unmutes. See the AUX remote command in Chapter
5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT.
T
Switch Common
GND reference for Pin N
U
Ethernet RX-
Pin 2 of RJ45 female connector
V
Ethernet RX+
Pin 1 of RJ45 female connector
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2.3.6 Connector ‘J9 | OUTPUT SAMPLE’ (PS 2 Only)
The ‘J9 | OUTPUT SAMPLE’ port is a Type ‘N’ female connector
available only on the PS 2 model. It provides a nominal -40 dB
sample of the output signal. A calibration label is provided near
the connector that shows the actual coupling values vs.
frequency.
2.3.7 Connectors ‘J10 | MODEM Rx’ and ‘J11 | LNB’ (Optional Interfaces)
PS 1 / PS 1.5 – J10 (left), J11 (right)
The ‘J10 | MODEM Rx’ and ‘J11 | LNB’ ports are
both Type ‘N’ female connectors, providing both bias
and a reference signal to a Low Noise Block
Converter (LNB), and passing the LNB’s L-Band
output to the modem’s Rx input.
PS 2 – J10 (left), J11 (right)
2.3.8 Ground Connector
A #10-32 stud is provided at the locations shown in Figure 2-6 for connecting a
common chassis ground among equipment.
Figure 2-6. LPOD Ground Connectors
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Standalone Installation of the LPOD
Several kits are available from Comtech EF Data to mount and install Standalone or 1:1
Redundancy LPODs, depending on the type of unit ordered and its operational frequency.
Refer to Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY for the available assembly kit options for 1:1 LPOD
redundancy configurations.
Figures on the pages that follow illustrate available Standalone mounting kits:
FIGURE
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
2-5
PL/12319-1
Universal Pole Mounting Kit
2-6
KT-0000095
LPOD PS 1/PS 1.5 Single Unit Mounting Kit
2-7
KT-0000125
LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Mounting Kit
2-8
KT-0020524
LPOD-PS2 Single Unit Shelf Style Mounting Kit
Refer to Appendix B. CABLE DRAWINGS for information pertaining to the cables that are
available for use with the LPOD in Standalone or 1:1 Redundancy operation.
2.5
Power-up the LPOD
WARNING! NEVER TURN THE UNIT ON WITHOUT PROPER WAVEGUIDE
TERMINATION ON THE ‘J2 | RF OUT’ PORT. INDIVIDUALS CAN BE EXPOSED TO
DANGEROUSLY HIGH ELECTROMAGNETIC LEVELS.
The LPOD does not have a ‘Power On/Off’ switch. It is powered ON by connecting the ‘J3 |
POWER IN’ connector to the appropriate prime power source. The Mute or Transmit status of
the SSPA automatically comes up in the last stored state (factory default = Transmit on, not
muted).
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This kit accommodates a pole diameter (OD) of up to 13.00” (33.02 cm) maximum.
PL/12319-1 Universal Pole Mounting Kit
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
N/A
BRACKET, UNISTRUT (SHOWN FOR CLARITY ONLY, INCLUDED IN
CEFD P/N FP/BR0078 BRACKET MODIFICATION POLE MOUNTING
KIT)
2
1
FP/BR0072
BRACKET, STRAP TENSIONER
3
1
FP/BR0070
BRACKET, STRAP-TERMINATION POLE MOUNTING KIT
4
1
FP/BR0071
BRACKET, 1-1/4 STRAP (TRIM LENGTH AS REQUIRED)
5
1
FP/BR0069
BRACKET, STRAP-FIXED, POLE MOUNTING KIT
6
2
HW/M8X1.25X25HEXSS
BOLT, HEXHEAD, M8X1.25X25, SS
7
7
HW/M8FLATSS
WASHER, FLAT, M8 SS, METRIC
8
7
HW/M8LOCKSS
LOCK WASHER, SPLIT, M8, SS, METRIC
9
2
HW/M8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, M8X1.25
10
5
HW/M8X1.25MMHEXNUTSS
NUT, HEX M8X1.25X16MM, SS
11
2
HW/BLK-PIPE2-8
PIPE, BLOCK
Figure 2-7. PL/12319-1 Universal Pole Mounting Kit
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KT-0000095 LPOD PS 1/PS 1.5 Single Unit Mounting Kit
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
FP-0000534
BRACKET, MOUNTING
2
1
FP/BR0078
BRACKET MODIFICATION POLE MOUNTING KIT
3
2
HW/1/4-20X1/2FH
SCREW, 1/4-20 X 1/2 FH PHIL, 82, UCUT, SS
4
2
HW-0000070
SCREW, HEX, SERR FLANGE HD, 3/8-16 x 3/4, SS
5
2
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
Figure 2-8. KT-0000095 LPOD PS 1/PS 1.5 Single Unit Mounting Kit
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KT-0000125 LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Mounting Kit
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
FP-0000677
BRACKET, MOUNTING, SS
2
1
FP/BR0078
BRACKET MODIFICATION POLE MOUNTING KIT
3
2
HW-0000070
SCREW, HEX, SERR FLANGE HEAD, 3/8-16 x 3/4, S.S
4
2
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRING NUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
5
4
HW/5/16-18X3/4B
BOLT, HEX HEAD, 5/16-18 X 3/4, SS
6
4
HW/5/16-SPLIT
LOCK WASHER, SPLIT, 5/16
7
4
HW/5/16-FLT
WASHER, FLAT, 5/16
Figure 2-9. KT-0000125 LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Mounting Kit
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KT-0020524 LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Shelf Style Mounting Kit
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
FP-0020545
BRACKET, MOUNTING
2
2
HW/5/16-FLT
FLAT WASHER, 5/16
3
2
HW/5/16-SPLIT
LOCK WASHER, SPLIT 5/16
4
2
HW/5/16-18X3/4B
BOLT, HEX HEAD, 5/16-18 X 3/4 LG
5
4
HW/3/8-FLT
FLAT WASHER, 3/8
6
4
HW/3/8-SPLIT
LOCK WASHER, SPLIT 3/8
7
2
HW/3/8-16X1B
BOLT, HEX HEAD, 3/8-16 X 1 LG
8
2
HW/3/8-16X1.25B
BOLT, HEX HEAD, 3/8-18 X 1.25 LG
Figure 2-10. KT-0020524 LPOD PS 2 Single Unit Shelf Style Mounting Ki
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Chapter 3. UPDATING FIRMWARE
3.1
Overview
Comtech EF Data’s LPOD family of Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters (BUCs) are factoryshipped with the latest version of operating firmware. Firmware updates may be applied to an
LPOD system without having to remove it from operation. If you need to update the product
firmware, you may download the update from the Comtech EF Data Web site
(www.comtechefdata.com). You may also receive the firmware update archive file via e-mail
from Comtech EF Data Product Support.
The LPOD Firmware Update process is as follows:
•
Download the firmware update archive file via the Internet to a usersupplied Microsoft Windows®-compatible PC such as Comtech EF
Data’s optional LPODnet (right). The LPODnet is also used for
Ethernet-based Remote Product Management/Monitor and Control
(M&C),
•
Use Comtech EF Data’s optional CLC-10 Handheld Terminal M&C
Accessory Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0020518) (right) for serial-based Remote
Product Management/M&C.
Alternately, use an adapter cable to directly connect the LPOD to the
serial port of a user-supplied Microsoft Windows®-compatible PC
such as the LPODnet.
•
Extract the firmware update files from the archive download file, and then transfer the files
from the User PC to the LPOD via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
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Getting Started: Prepare for the Firmware Download
1) First, identify the firmware number and its version number.
A. User-supplied items needed:
•
A Microsoft Windows-based PC equipped with available serial and Ethernet ports, a
compatible Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer), and a terminal emulator program
(e.g., Tera Term or HyperTerminal) if needed. Optionally, Comtech EF Data’s optional
LPODnet (part of M&C Netbook Accessory Kit CEFD Kit KT-0000203).
o
Your Ethernet connection may use either the CAT5 Ethernet adapter cable (CEFD
P/N CA-0000352) to directly connect the User PC Ethernet port to the LPOD, or the
optional LPODnet M&C Netbook Accessory Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0000203). The following
example depicts use of the LPODnet for 1:1 Redundant or Standalone Ethernet
connection:
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Your serial connection may use either an user-fabricated adapter cable to connect
the User PC serial port to the LPOD, or the optional CLC-10 Handheld Terminal (part
of M&C Accessory Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0020518). The following example depicts use of
the CLC-10 for 1:1 Redundant or Standalone serial connection:
B. On the User PC – If not using the CLC-10, configure the terminal emulator program if
applicable.
Refer to your terminal emulator program HELP feature or user guide for
operating and configuration instructions.
Configure the utility program serial port communication and terminal display operation:
• 38400 bps (Baud Rate)
• Parity = NO
• 8 Data Bits
• Port Flow Control =
NONE
• 1 Stop Bit
• Display New line Rx/Tx: CR
• Local Echo = ON
C. On the LPOD – Power up the unit. Your power connection varies depending on your
ordered unit.
See Sect. 2.2.3 Connector ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (AC Power Mains) or Sect. 2.2.4
Connector ‘J3 | POWER IN’ (DC Power Mains) in this manual for your specific
power connectors.
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D. Obtain the firmware information via one of the following methods:
•
If using serial remote control, you may use the terminal emulator program or the
CLC-10 to execute remote commands and queries with the LPOD. The firmware
revision levels can be obtained with the following remote queries:
o
o
Abbreviated: <0/SWR? (returns basic Boot, Bulk1 and Bulk2 information)
or
Detailed: <0/FRW? (returns complete Boot, Bulk1 and Bulk2 information)
See Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for more
information on using remote commands/queries.
•
If using the Web Server Interface,
the Bootrom, Image1 and Image2
firmware loads may be viewed using
the Firmware Information section of
the ‘Config | Utility’ page, or the
‘Status | Status’ page.
See Chapter 4. ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for more
information on using the LPOD Web Server Interface
2) Next, create a temporary folder (subdirectory) on the user PC for the firmware archive
download.
•
Drive letter ‘c:’ is used in these examples. Any valid, writable drive letter can be
used.
•
Typical for all tasks: Type the command without quotes, and then press Enter to
execute.
There are several ways you may use create a temporary folder on a Windows-based PC:
A. Use the Windows Desktop to create and rename the temporary folder.
•
Right-click anywhere on the desktop to open the popup submenu, and then select
New > Folder to create the new, temporary folder on the desktop.
•
Right-click on the new folder and then select ‘Rename’ from the popup submenu.
Rename this folder to "temp" or some other convenient, unused name.
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B. Use Windows Explorer to create and rename the temporary folder.
•
Select File > New > Folder to create the new, temporary folder in the active
location.
•
Right-click the ‘New Folder’ folder name, and then rename this folder to "temp" or
some other convenient, unused name.
C. Use the ‘Run’ and ‘Browse’ windows to create and rename the temporary folder.
•
Select [Start] on the Windows taskbar and then click the Run... icon. The ‘Run’
window will open.
•
Click [Browse] in the ‘Run’ window. The ‘Browse’ window will open.
•
Click the Create New Folder icon in the ‘Browse’ window to create the new folder in
the active location.
•
Right-click the ‘New Folder’ folder name, and then rename this folder to “temp” or
some other convenient, unused name.
D. Use Windows Command-line to create the temporary folder.
•
First, click [Start] on the Windows taskbar, and then click the ‘Run...’ icon (or,
depending on Windows OS versions prior to Windows 95, click the ‘MS-DOS
Prompt’ icon from the Main Menu).
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Next, open a Command-line window…
o
For Windows 95 or Windows 98 – Type “command”.
o
For any Windows OS versions later than Windows 98 – Type “cmd” or
“command”.
o
Alternately, from [Start], select All Programs > Accessories > Command
Prompt.
o
Finally, from the Command-line ‘c:\>’ prompt, type “mkdir temp” or “md temp”
(mkdir and md stand for make directory), and then click [OK].
There should now be a ‘temp’ folder created and available for placement
of the firmware file download.
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Download and Extract the Firmware Update
1) First, download the firmware update file from the Comtech EF Data Web site:
A. Go online to www.comtechefdata.com.
B. On the Main page – Under Support Information or the Support tab, select the Software
Downloads hyperlink.
C. On the Software Downloads page – Click Download Flash and Software Update Files.
D. On the Flash Updates Index page – Select the (Select a Product Line) Amplifiers
hyperlink.
E. On the Amplifiers product page – Select the LPOD product hyperlink;
F. Select the appropriate firmware archive EXE or ZIP file download hyperlink.
• About Firmware Numbers, File Versions, and Formats: The Comtech EF
Data Web site catalogues its firmware update files by product type (e.g.,
router, modem, etc.), the specific model, and optional hardware
configurations.
The LPOD firmware download hyperlink appears as F0000078X_V###,
where ‘X’ denotes the revision letter, and ‘###’ represents the firmware
version number (e.g., V151 = Version 1.5.1).
• About File Archive Formats: Comtech EF Data provides its downloadable
files in two compressed archive formats: *.exe (self-extracting) and *.zip
(compressed).
The *.exe file does not require a file archiver and compression utility
program such as PKZIP for Windows, WinZip, ZipCentral, etc. (PKZIP for
DOS is not supported due to file naming conventions). Comtech EF Data
does not provide this utility program.
Some firewalls do not allow the download of *.exe files. Download the
*.zip file instead, and extract the firmware files from the archive
download with a user-supplied utility program. For detailed information
on handling archived files, refer to the utility program Help
documentation.
G. Download the archive file to the temporary folder.
•
Once the EXE or ZIP hyperlink is selected the ‘File Download’ window opens and
prompts selection of [Open] or [Save]:
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Click [Open] to turn over file extraction to the user-supplied utility program. Be
sure to extract the firmware files to the ‘temp’ folder created earlier.
o
Click [Save] to open the ‘Save As’ window. Be sure to select and [Save] the
archive *.exe or *.zip file to the ‘temp’ folder created earlier.
Otherwise, click [Cancel] to quit and exit the file download process.
2) Next, extract the firmware files from the archive file.
•
(If not already done with File Download > [Open]) Extract the firmware files from the
downloaded *.exe or *.zip archive file with the user-supplied utility program:
o
Double-click on the archive file name, and then follow the prompts provided by the
user-supplied utility program. Extract, at a minimum, two files:

FW-0000078x_LPOD_#_#_#.bin – The Firmware Bulk image file (where ‘x’
denotes the revision letter and ‘#_#_#’ denotes the firmware version number),
and

ReleaseNotes_LPOD-PSx_v#-#-#.pdf – The Firmware Release Notes PDF file
(where ‘#-#-#’ denotes the firmware version number).
3) Confirm availability of the firmware files in the temporary folder.
There are several ways you may view the contents of the temporary folder on a Windowsbased PC:
A. From the Windows Desktop:
•
Double-left-click the ‘temp’ folder saved to the Windows Desktop.
•
Use Windows Explorer to locate, and then double-left-click the ‘temp’ folder.
•
Use the ‘Browse‘ window ([Start] > ...Run > [Browse]) to locate, and then doubleclick the ‘c:\temp’ folder.
B. Using Command-line:
•
Type “cd c:\temp” at the Command-line prompt to change to the temporary
directory created earlier using Command-line.
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Type “dir” to list the files extracted to the temporary directory from the
downloaded archive file.
The firmware files have been successfully downloaded and are now
available for transfer to the LPOD.
3.4
Perform the FTP Upload Procedure
To proceed with the firmware update procedure, assumptions are made that:
•
The LPOD is connected to a user-supplied, Windows-based PC, and:
o
o
o
•
The User PC serial port is connected to the LPOD’s ‘J6 |COM1’ port using
the appropriate adaptive cabling,
– OR –
The User PC Ethernet port is connected to the LPOD’s ‘J6 |COM1’ port with
a user-supplied hub, switch, or a direct adaptive Ethernet cable connection.
The User PC is running a terminal emulation program (for operation of the
LPOD Serial or Telnet interfaces) and a compatible Web browser (for
operation of the LPOD Web Server Interface).
The latest firmware files have been downloaded or otherwise received from
Comtech EF Data and are available on the user PC in an accessible temporary
folder.
1) Use Command-Line to send a ‘PING’ command to confirm proper connection and
communication between the user PC and the LPOD:
•
•
Obtain the IP Address of the unit using serial remote control or the LPOD Web Server
Interface:
o
Using Serial Remote Control – Type the “<0/IPA?” remote query (without quotes)
at the command prompt. The unit returns the configured IP Address.
o
Using the LPOD Web Server Interface – View the entry for IP Address/Range in the
Network Maintenance section of the ‘Admin | Access’ page:
Once the IP Address is known – use Command-line to PING: Type “ping
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” at the Command-line prompt (where ‘xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’ is the unit IP
Address).
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The response should confirm whether the unit is properly connected and
communicating.
2) Use Command-line to transfer (FTP) the files from the user PC to the LPOD:
•
Type "ftp xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" (where ‘xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’ denotes the unit IP Address).
•
Type “bin” to set the binary transfer mode.
•
Type "prompt" and then type "hash" to facilitate the file transfers.
•
Type "put FW-0000078x.bin bulk:" (where ‘x’ denotes the firmware revision letter) at
the Command-line prompt, without quotes, to begin the file transfer. The destination
“bulk:” must be all lower-case.
Wait while the file transfers.
•
Type "bye" to terminate the FTP session, and then close the Command-line window.
3) To verify that the User PC-to-Unit FTP file transfer was successful, review the current
firmware information via the serial or Ethernet interfaces (see Sect. 3.2, Step 1D).
4) Use the LPOD Web Server Interface to select the firmware and soft-reboot the unit:
A. Select the desired Active Firmware Image:
•
Using the LPOD Web Server Interface – Use the Next Reboot Image drop-down list
on the ‘Config | Utility’ page to select Image 1 or 2, and then click [Submit].
B. Soft-reboot the LPOD:
•
Using the LPOD Web Server Interface – Click [Reboot Now] in the Perform Soft
Reboot section of the ‘Config | Utility’ page to reboot the LPOD using the Current
Active Firmware Image.
•
Wait while the LPOD reboots.
5) To load the second image, repeat Step 4.
6) Once the unit has rebooted (after switching to the new firmware), type the “<0/CTD=1?”
remote command (without quotes) at the command prompt to clear the trending data.
The LPOD is now operating with its latest firmware. The firmware update
process is now complete.
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REMOTE PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT
4.1
Overview
Ethernet-based remote management and control of the LPOD is available when the appropriate
adapter cable, connected to the LPOD ‘J6 | COM1’ 19-pin communications port.
1) TO PROCEED WITH ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT,
ASSUMPTIONS ARE MADE THAT:
• The LPOD is operating with the latest version firmware files.
• The LPOD is connected to a user-supplied Windows-based PC as follows:
o
The PC’s Ethernet port is connected to the LPOD ‘J6 | COM1’ port using
the available CA-0000352 Ethernet Interface Cable (part of CEFD Kit KT0000203) in combination with a user-supplied hub or switch.
o
The PC is running a terminal emulation program (for operation of the
LPOD Telnet Interface) and a compatible web browser (for operation of
the LPOD Web Server Interface).
• The LPOD’s Management IP Address has been noted.
2) USE OF THE ETHERNET-BASED SNMP INTERFACE IS RECOMMENDED ONLY FOR
ADVANCED USERS. ALL OTHER USERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE THE
LPOD WEB SERVER INTERFACE FOR REMOTE MONITOR AND CONTROL (M&C) OF
THE LPOD.
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Ethernet Management Interface Protocols
The user PC facilitates access to Ethernet-based remote monitor and control (M&C) of the LPOD
100BaseT/10BaseTx Ethernet Management Interface through three separately operated
protocols:
4.3
•
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This requires a user-supplied Network
Management System (NMS) and a user-supplied Management Information Base (MIB) File
Browser.
•
Telnet Interface. This requires use of the user PC’s Command-line interface, or a usersupplied terminal emulation program such as HyperTerminal.
•
Web Server (HTTP) Interface. This requires a compatible user-supplied web browser such as
Internet Explorer.
SNMP Interface
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing
devices on IP networks. An SNMP-managed network consists of three key components:
•
The managed device. This includes the LPOD.
•
The SNMP Agent. The software that runs on the LPOD. The LPOD SNMP Agent supports
both SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c.
•
The user-supplied Network Management System (NMS). The software that runs on the
manager.
4.3.1 Management Information Base (MIB) Files
An MIB file is used for SNMP remote management of a unique device, and consist of a tree of
nodes called Object Identifiers (OIDs). Each OID provides remote management of a particular
function. These MIB files should be compiled in a user-supplied MIB Browser or SNMP Network
Monitoring System server.
The following MIB files are associated with the LPOD:
MIB File/Name (where
‘x’ is revision letter)
FW-0000291x.mib
ComtechEFData Root
MIB file
Description
ComtechEFData MIB file gives the root tree for ALL Comtech EF Data LPOD products (PSx) and
consists of only the following OID:
Name: comtechEFData
Type: MODULE-IDENTITY
OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.6247
Full path: iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).private(4).enterprises(1).comtechEFData(6247)
Module: ComtechEFData
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MIB File/Name (where
‘x’ is revision letter)
Description
FW-0000289x.mib
LPOD MIB file
MIB file consists of all of the OID’s for management of the LPOD functions
FW-0000290x.mib
LPOD Traps MIB file
Trap MIB file provides SNMPv1 traps common for LPOD.
4.3.2 SNMP Community Strings
In SNMP v1/v2c, the SNMP Community String is sent unencrypted in the SNMP
packets. Caution must be taken by the network administrator to ensure that SNMP
packets travel only over a secure and private network if security is a concern.
The LPOD uses Community Strings as a password scheme that provides authentication before
gaining access to the router agent’s MIBs. They are used to authenticate users and determine
access privileges to the SNMP agent. The LPOD defines three Community Strings for SNMP
access:
•
Read Community
•
Write Community default = private
•
Trap Community
default = public
default = comtech
Type the SNMP Community String into the user-supplied MIB Browser or Network Node `
Management software.
For proper SNMP operation, the LPOD MIB files must be used with the associated
version of the LPOD M&C. Please refer to the LPOD FW Release Notes for information
on the required FW/SW compatibility.
4.3.3 SNMP Traps
The LPOD has the ability to send out SNMP traps both when a fault occurs and when a fault
clears in the unit. The SNMP agent supports both “SNMPv1” and “v2c”. The “Traps” file only
needs to be compiled if “SNMPv1” traps are to be used.
You may configure which style of traps the LPOD sends by using the lpodSNMPTrapVersion OID.
The LPOD supports the following MIB2 v1traps and v2 notifications:
MIB2 SNMPv1 trap: Authentication Failure
5
MIB2 SNMPv2 notifications: Authentication Failure
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The LPOD supports the following Faults v1 traps and v2 notifications:
Faults SNMPv1 traps:
lpodPowerSupply24V1StatusV1
62474801
lpodPowerSupply24V2StatusV1
62474802
lpodPowerSupplyLNBStatusV1
62474803
lpodPowerSupply13VStatusV1
62474804
lpodPowerSupply10VStatusV1
62474805
lpodRFPowerSupply10V1StatusV1
62474806
lpodRFPowerSupply10V2StatusV1
62474807
lpodPowerSupply7V8TStatusV1
62474808
lpodPowerSupply5V8TStatusV1
62474809
lpodPowerSupply2V5TStatusV1
62474810
lpodPowerSupply1V2TStatusV1
62474811
lpodPowerSupplyNeg5V8TStatusV1
62474812
lpodFan1StatusV1
62474813
lpodFan2StatusV1
62474814
lpodTemperatureStatusV1
62474815
lpodShutdownStatusV1
62474816
lpodI2CStatusV1
62474817
lpodForwardPowerStatusV1
62474818
lpodChecksumStatusV1
62474819
lpodFPGADoneStatusV1
62474820
lpodBUCLockDetectStatusV1
62474821
lpodRefLockDetectStatusV1
62474822
lpodLNBCSStatusV1
62474823
lpodSwitchStatusV1
62474824
Faults SNMPv2 notifications:
lpodPowerSupply24V1Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.1
lpodPowerSupply24V2Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.2
lpodPowerSupplyLNBStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.3
lpodPowerSupply13VStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.4
lpodPowerSupply10VStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.5
lpodRFPowerSupply10V1Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.6
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lpodRFPowerSupply10V2Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.7
lpodPowerSupply7V8TStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.8
lpodPowerSupply5V8TStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.9
lpodPowerSupply2V5TStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.10
lpodPowerSupply1V2TStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.11
lpodPowerSupplyNeg5V8TStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.12
lpodFan1Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.13
lpodFan2Status
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.14
lpodTemperatureStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.15
lpodShutdownStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.16
lpodI2CStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.17
lpodForwardPowerStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.18
lpodChecksumStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.19
lpodFPGADoneStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.20
lpodBUCLockDetectStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.21
lpodRefLockDetectStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.22
lpodLNBCSStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.23
lpodSwitchStatus
1.3.6.1.4.1.6247.48.1.3.1.24
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Telnet Interface
The LPOD provides a Telnet interface for the purpose of equipment M&C via the standard
Remote Control protocol. The Telnet interface requires user login at the Administrator level and
Read/Write level. An example of the login process is shown here:
Once logged into the Telnet interface as the Administrator, you can access the standard remote
control interface defined in Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, as
shown here:
4.4.1 Using HyperTerminal for Telnet Remote Control Operation
There is a disadvantage when using Windows Command-line as a Telnet client with the standard
Remote Control protocol. Since Command-line cannot translate a ‘\r’ (i.e., carriage return or
“CR”) to a ‘\r\n’ (i.e., CR+line feed “LF”) for the messages coming from Telnet Server, any multiline Target-to-Controller response (e.g., the response to the FRW? query) will be displayed as
one line, with the latter lines overwriting the previous lines.
In order to view the full response messages, use of the HyperTerminal terminal emulation
program configured as a Telnet client is permissible.
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Configure HyperTerminal as follows:
1) Be sure to properly define the “Connect To” Telnet connection properties (File 
Properties), as shown below at the near right:

Enter the LPOD’s
Management IP Address as
the Host Address (e.g.,
192.168.1.1).

Enter TCP Port 23 as the Port
number.

Set Connect using to TCP/IP
(Winsock) instead of COM1
or COM2.
2) For ASCII Setup (File  Properties  Settings  ASCII Setup), as shown above at the far
right:
A. Check the "Send line ends with line feeds" option in the ASCII Sending section.
B. Check the "Append line feeds to incoming line ends" option in the ASCII Receiving
section.
An example of login and remote command/query execution, when using HyperTerminal as the
interface, appears as follows:
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Web Server (HTTP) Interface
A user-supplied web browser allows the full monitor and control (M&C) of the LPOD through its
Web Server Interface. This non-secure embedded web application is designed for, and works
best with, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Version 5.5 or higher.
See the Remote Commands and Queries specifications tables found in Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED
REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for detailed descriptions of many of the functions depicted
throughout Sect. 4.5.4 Web Server Page Descriptions.
4.5.1 Enabling the Web Server Interface
To enable the Web Server Interface in the LPOD using only a 100BaseTx remote interface (this
assumes that you are running a Microsoft Windows OS):
1) Select Start, then Run, then type
“cmd” to open the command
prompt window:
2) Start a Telnet session with the unit
at the default IP address of
192.168.1.4:
3) Enter the Telnet username and
password (the default for both
parameters is comtech):
4) Set the remote access parameter to
accept Ethernet remote control
using the LRS command.
LRS=3, the default remote
command, provides Serial +
Ethernet control, while remote
command LRS=2 provides Ethernet
control only.
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Note: You must assign a unique IP Address for each unit on the network before connecting to an
existing network. As the IP address may need to be changed to something other than the factory
default setting, use the command IPA=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.yy, where: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is a valid IP
address on the network where the unit is to be installed, and yy is the range (typically, yy =
24).
Changing the IPA value requires that you cycle power on the unit, and then start a new
Telnet session using the new IP address.
See Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for more information on the
LRS and IPA commands.
4.5.2 User Login
1) From the PC, type http://192.168.1.4 (the default IP address for the LPOD) into the Address
area of the browser:
2) The Login window will appear, similar to the example shown
here. Type the User name and Password, and then click [OK].
The default User Name and Password are both comtech.
Once the valid User Name
and Password is accepted,
the LPOD Web Server
Interface “splash” page
displays, as per the
example shown to the
right (note that the
Firmware Version listed
here is subject to change):
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4.5.3 Web Server Interface – Operational Features
4.5.3.1
Menu Tree
This menu tree diagram lists the features available through the LPOD Web Server Interface. This
interface features four navigation tabs (shown in blue). The nested page hyperlinks (grey)
provide access to individual Web pages.
Home
Admin
Config
Status
Home
Access
Amplifier
Summary
Contact
SNMP
LNB
Status
Utility
FETs
Redundancy
Events
Support
Statistics
Trending Graphs
4.5.3.2
Page Navigation
The Web Server Interface features four navigation tabs located at the
top of each page. After you click a navigation tab, you may click an
available page hyperlink.
This manual uses a naming format for all web pages to indicate to you the navigation needed to
view the referenced page: “Navigation Tab | Page Hyperlink.”
For example, interpret “Home | Support” to mean, “first click the ‘Home’ navigation tab, and
then click the ‘Support’ page hyperlink.”
4.5.3.3
Page Sections
Each page features one or more sections. The title at the upper-left
corner of each page or page section describes its operational features.
Each section can feature editable fields, action buttons, and read-only
displays for a specific function.
This manual explains the purpose and operation for each Web page on a per-page, per-section
basis.
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Action Buttons
Action buttons are important in the LPOD Web Server Interface. Click an
action button to do one of these tasks:
•
Refresh the page with current data.
•
Reset changed parameters to remove unsaved changes.
•
Submit (permanently save) changes.
If you edit a field, make sure to click the action button before you leave the page.
If you go to another page without first clicking the action button, your changes are
not saved.
4.5.3.5
Drop-down Lists
A drop-down list lets you choose from a list of selections. Left-click the
drop-down button to open the list. Then, left-click on an item to select that
choice.
4.5.3.6
Text or Data Entry
Text boxes let you type data into a field. An action button may be
associated with a single text box, or a group of text boxes.
For any text box, left-click anywhere inside the box, type the desired information into that field,
and be sure to press [ENTER] when done.
Click the related action button to save the data.
If you edit any field, make sure to click the action button before you leave the
page. If you go to another page without first clicking the action button, your
changes are not saved.
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4.5.4 Web Server Interface – Web Page Descriptions
The LPOD Web Server Interface pages, as depicted in the figures featured through the
end of this chapter, show operational examples that will vary from your actual
implemented network. These figures are provided for reference purposes only.
4.5.4.1
Home Pages
Click the Home tab, and then click the Home, Contact, or Support hyperlink to continue.
4.5.4.1.1
Home | Home
Use this page to identify the LPOD Web Server Interface, the specific product, and its assigned
serial number. Click the Home tab and/or the nested Home hyperlink to return to this page from
anywhere in the Web Server Interface.
Figure 4-1. LPOD Home | Home Page
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Home | Contact
Use this page to see the contact information (phone, fax, or Web/e-mail hyperlinks) for
Comtech EF Data Product Support.
Figure 4-2. Home | Contact Page
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Home | Support
For this page to operate correctly, the Administrator must define the SMTP server,
domain name, and destination on the Admin | Access page (see Sect.4.5.4.2.1).
This page uses SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) to compose and send an e-mail message
to Comtech EF Data Product Customer (techsupport@comtechefdata.com). Use this communications
portal for questions about or problems with the unit.
Figure 4-3. Home | Support Page
Contact Information
Provide your contact information – Name, Company, Telephone, and E-mail – to Comtech EF
Data here.
Problem Report
Use this section to compose the required message of up to a maximum of 256 characters.
Provide your Contact Information; compose your message in the Problem Report box, and then
click [Submit Email] to send the message.
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Admin Pages
The Admin pages are available only to users who have logged in using the
Administrator Name and Password.
Click the Admin tab, and then select the Access or SNMP hyperlink to continue.
4.5.4.2.1
Admin | Access
The Administrator must use this page to manage the Web Server Interface user access settings.
Figure 4-4. Admin | Access Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current operating
configuration.
Network Maintenance
•
IP Gateway, IP Address/Range: Enter the desired IP Gateway Address and IP Address/
Range in these text boxes.
•
MAC Address (read-only): The MAC is set at the factory to a guaranteed unique address that
you cannot modify.
Click [Change IP Address] to save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] if you wish to revert to
the previously assigned IP Gateway and IP Address/Range.
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System Account Access Information
•
Admin, Read/Write, and Read Only Names and Passwords:
The factory defaults for these names/passwords are:
o
Admin
o
Read/Write
opcenter/1234
o
Read Only
monitor/1234
comtech/comtech
Note the following:
o
These Name fields can be any alphanumeric combination with a maximum length of 10
characters.
o
These Password fields can be any alphanumeric combination with a maximum length of
10 characters.
•
SMTP Server: Specify the mail server IP address from where you want to send the e-mail.
•
SMTP Domain Name / Destination: The Administrator can assign the SMTP Domain Name
and Destination. This is required if you wish to use the Home | Support page e-mail feature
(Sect.4.5.4.1.3).
o
For SMTP Domain Name, specify the domain of the e-mail server (usually found to the
right of the @ symbol in an e-mail address).
o
For SMTP Domain Destination, specify the e-mail recipient name (usually found to the
left of the @ symbol in an e-mail address).
Click [Change Access] to save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] to revert to the previously
assigned System Account Access Information.
Webpage Timeout
The Webpage Timeout determines a desired time lapse before the LPOD Web Server Interface
pages time out. Use the drop-down list to select five minutes or eight hours. The default
timeout setting is five minutes. Click [Submit] when done.
The ‘Status | Status’ page (Figure 4-11 in Sect. 4.5.4.4.2) automatically refreshes and
resets the timeout counter once every ten seconds.
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Admin | SNMP
Sect. 4.3 SNMP INTERFACE
The Administrator must use this page to manage the LPOD SNMP (Simple Network Management
Protocol) settings.
Figure 4-5. Admin | SNMP Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current operating
configuration.
SNMP
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Simple Network Management (Operational Status) – Use the drop-down list to select the
Simple Network Management operational setting as Enabled or Disabled.
•
The Read Community String and Write Community String fields can be any combination of
characters and a length of 0 to 20 characters:
o
The factory default for the Read Community String parameter is public.
o
The factory default Write Community String is private.
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Authentication Trap Operational Status – Use the drop-down list to select the Enable
Authentication Trap operational setting as Enabled or Disabled.
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The Administrator can assign up to two SNMP Trap IP addresses and one SNMP Trap
Community String.
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The SNMP Trap Community String field can be any combination of characters and a length
of 0 to 20 characters. The factory default for the SNMP Trap Community String is comtech.
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Click [Submit SNMP] to save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] to revert to the previously
assigned SNMP designations.
4.5.4.3
Config Pages
Click the Config tab, and then click the Amplifier, LNB, Utility, or Redundancy hyperlink to
continue.
4.5.4.3.1
Config | Amplifier
Use this page to configure the communications, operations, and alarms/faults handling for the
amplifier.
Figure 4-6. Config | Amplifier Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current operating
configuration.
Serial
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Remote Address – Enter a valid physical remote address from 0001 to 9999.
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Baud Rate – Use the drop-down list to select the operating baud rate as 2400, 4800, 9600,
19200, or 38400 baud
Click [Change Serial Configuration] to save any changes.
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Amplifier
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Amplifier – Use the drop-down list to select the amplifier as either On or Off.
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Attenuation (dB) – Enter a valid attenuation level (00.00 to 20.00 dB) in 0.25 dB steps.
Attenuation Offset – Enter a valid value, in dB, for the attenuation offset.
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Fault Recovery – Use the drop-down list to select Fault Recovery as either Automatic or
Manual.
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Mute – Use the drop-down list to select the Mute function as either Enabled or Disabled.
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AUX Mute – Use the drop-down list to select the Auxiliary Mute Mode as either Enabled or
Disabled.
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Offline Mute – Use the drop-down list to select the Offline Mute function as Enabled,
Disabled, MuteRx, MuteTx, MuteRx+LNB, or MuteTx+LNB.
Click [Change Configuration] to save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] to revert to the
previously assigned Amplifier settings.
Reference
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Ref Freq Adjust – Enter a numeric value from 0 to 255 to adjust the reference oscillator
tuning voltage. The default value is set to 87.
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Ext Ref Mute – Use the drop-down list to select the Eexternal Reference Not Present Mute
Mode as either Enabled or Disabled.
Click [Change Configuration] to save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] to revert to the
previously assigned Reference settings.
Low Power Forward Threshold (dBm)
Use this field to set the threshold value, in dBm, for the low forward power alarm/fault. When
the forward power monitor is set to Alarm or Fault instead of the factory default of Mask, and
the forward power drops below the specified value, the alarm/fault is indicated.
Setting this parameter to the default value of 00.00 effectively disables the threshold.
Click [Change] to save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] to revert to the previously assigned
Low Power Forward Threshold setting.
FSK Address
Use this field to set the FSK (Frequency Shift Keying) Address from 01 to 15. Click [Change] to
save any changes. Otherwise, click [Reset] to revert to the previously assigned FSK Address.
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Config | LNB
Use this page to configure Low-Noise Block Downconverter parameters, and display the LNB
status for L-Band operation.
Figure 4-7. Config | LNB Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current operating
configuration.
LNB Config
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LNB Current Source – Use the drop-down list to select this feature as either Enabled or
Disabled.
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Switch Bias Tee – Use the drop-down list to select either Through State (unmute LNB) or Off
State (mute LNB).
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LNB Current Window – Use the drop-down list to select this feature as either Enabled or
Disabled.
•
LNB Current Window (%) – This field defines the size of the LNB Current Window, and
determines the fault thresholds for the LNB current draw.
Any LNB current reading that is outside the window may generate an alarm, a fault, or may
be masked entirely depending on the state of the user-configured fault mask (see the MSK
command syntax in Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for more
information).
For example: If the LNB draws 100mA, and the LNB current fault window is set to the
default value of 30(%), then the allowable current draw for the LNB will be from 70 mA
minimum to 130 mA maximum because the window is +/- 30% centered on the calibrated
LNB current draw.
Click [Submit] to save any changes.
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Calibrate LNB Current
The LNB should be calibrated only when it is running at nominal operating conditions.
The value of the LNB Current Supply (in mA) is provided here as a reference point. The LNB current
alarm upper and lower thresholds are determined by this calibrated LNB reference point and the
LNB current window setting.
Click [Calibrate] to perform an LNB calibration and display the updated read-only value.
4.5.4.3.3
Config | Utility
Use this page to configure LPOD operating parameters.
Figure 4-8. Config | Utility Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current operating
configuration.
Date and Time
•
Enter a date using international format in the form DD/MM/YY (where DD = day [01 to 31],
MM = month [01 to 12], and YY = year [00 to 99]).
•
Enter a time using HH:MM:SS format (where HH = hour [00 to 23], MM = minutes [00 to 59],
and SS = seconds [00 to 59]).
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Click [Change Date/Time] once you enter the desired date and time.
Circuit ID
Enter a Circuit ID (unit identification label) string of up to 48 characters.
Click [Change CID] once you compose the desired unit identification label.
Current Active Firmware Image # (read-only)
The selected Current Active Firmware Image is identified here. In this example, Image 2 is the
Current Active Firmware Image.
Next Reboot Image
Use the drop-down list to select the Next Reboot Image as Image 1 or 2. Press [Submit] when
done.
Perform Soft Reboot
Click [Reboot Now] to reboot the LPOD using the Current Active Firmware Image.
Firmware Information (read-only)
This read-only scrollable window provides information about the currently loaded Bootrom. For
the complete Bulk1 and Bulk2 information, scroll through all the constituent firmware blocks
that make up the bulk.
Part Number (read-only)
This read-only scrollable window provides identifying part number information for the unit in
use.
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Config | Redundancy
Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY
Use this page to configure the LPOD’s Redundancy Switch Mode.
Figure 4-9. Config | Redundancy Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current operating
configuration.
Redundancy
To update the page to the current redundancy configuration: Click [Refresh].
Enable Redundancy Switch Mode
Use the drop-down list to select the Switch Mode as follows:
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Off – Disables redundancy.
•
1:1 Red TX – Enables 1:1 redundancy with transmit switch control.
•
1:1 Red TX+RX – Enables 1:1 redundancy with transmit and receive switch control.
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Manual: Enables manual redundancy mode.
Click [Change] once the desired mode selection has been made.
Online Status
This read-only section displays the active status for the unit as either Online or Offline.
Force Online
To force a unit to go active (online): Click [Force Online].
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Status Pages
Use these pages to access to event logging, operational statistics, status, FET windows, and
operational trending graphs.
Click the Status tab, and then click the Summary, Status, FETs, Events, Statistics, or Trending
Graphs hyperlink to continue.
4.5.4.4.1
Status | Summary
Use this read-only page to view pertinent condensed information about the LPOD unit and its
current operating state.
Figure 4-10. Status | Summary Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current polled
configuration and operating conditions.
Summary
The Summary Fault line indicates that no faults are present with “OK” on green background. If a
fault exists, the Summary Fault message changes to “FAULT” on a red background. Should this
occur, review the logged faults and alarms on the Status | Events page (see Sect. 4.5.4.4.2).
Terminal Status Change
Use this section to determine if any configuration changes have been made to the unit since the
last time the Terminal Status Change flag was reset by clicking [Clear].
If Terminal Status Change reads NO, this indicates that there have been no changes in the unit
configuration since the last time the Status Change flag was Cleared. Otherwise, the Terminal
Status Change will read YES, when a “status change” occurs for one or more of the following
reasons:
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An operating parameter is changed, e.g., when a command that changes an operational
value is executed successfully;
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A fault condition is triggered;
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A redundant switchover occurs.
4.5.4.4.2
Status | Status
Use this read-only page to review all pertinent information about the LPOD.
Unlike the remaining pages available through this interface that refresh/update only
when manually selected, the ‘Status | Status’ page updates automatically once every
10 seconds. Even with this automatic refresh function, you may click [Refresh] to
update the operational status parameters found on this page.
Figure 4-11. Status | Status page
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Status | FETs
Use this read-only page to monitor the current operating status of the LPOD’s Q01 through Q09
RF Power Field Effect Transistors (FETs) that are installed in the RF amplifier.
Figure 4-12. Status | FETs page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current polled
configuration and operating conditions.
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Status | Events
Use this page to view with all pertinent information about stored events, and to define the
alarm parameters that determine how ongoing LPOD operations shall trigger events and alarms.
Figure 4-13. Status | Events Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current polled
configuration and operation conditions.
Unread Stored Events
This read-only scrollable window displays the unread stored events log in sequential, datestamped format. A running tally of the number of unread stored events is displayed in the
window header. The unit returns and displays the five oldest stored events in the alarm log. All
events that are read from the log are also automatically removed from the log.
Manage the unread Stored Events window as follows:
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Read Next Five Events – Select to display the next five unread stored events in the log.
•
Clear Events Log – Select to clear all stored events from the log.
•
Initialize Events Pointer – Select to reset the internal pointer to allow queries to start at the
beginning of the stored events log.
Click [Submit] to execute the choice – the window will update according to the selection made.
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Alarm Mask
Use the drop-down lists to select each alarm as Fault, Alarm, or Masked for:
•
Low Forward RF Power
•
Fan Speed
•
LNB 22V Power Supply
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External Reference Lock Detected
•
LNB Current Detect.
Click [Change Alarm Mask] to save these settings. Otherwise, click [Reset] if you wish to revert
to the previously assigned Alarm Mask settings.
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Status | Statistics
Use this page to review all unread (stored) statistics, and to configure how the LPOD handles
and displays statistics.
Figure 4-14. Status | Statistics page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the page appearance to the current polled
operating conditions.
Unread Stored Statistics: ###
This scrollable window displays the unread stored statistics log in sequential, date-stamped
format. This page displays a running tally of the number of unread stored statistics in the
window header. The unit returns and displays the five oldest stored statistics; all events that are
read from the log are also automatically removed from the log.
Manage the Unread Stored Statistics window as follows:
•
Read Next Five Statistics – Unit returns the oldest five unread stored statistics that have not
yet been read in the log. If there are less than five events to be retrieved, the remaining
positions are padded with zeros. If there are no new events, the counter in the header reads
000.
•
Initialize Statistics Pointer – Resets the internal pointer to allow queries to start at the
beginning of the statistics log.
Click [Submit] to execute the choice – the window updates according to the selections made.
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Statistics Configuration
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Statistics Logging – Use the drop-down list to select either Enable or Disable to set the
Statistics Logging function.
•
Statistics Interval – Enter the interval, in minutes, at which statistics are logged. Minimum
resolution is 1 minute (001); maximum is 99 minutes (099). Default is 90 minutes (090).
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Statistics Averaging – Use the drop-down list to select either Enable or Disable to set the
Statistics Averaging function:
o
When Enabled, statistics data is averaged at a rate of once per second for 10 seconds.
o
If Disabled, burst values will be logged instead of averaged values.
Click [Submit] once you have completely defined the statistics’ reporting parameters.
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Status | Graphs
This scrollable page features a universal page controls bar plus seven trending and operations
graphs that provide statistics for the following parameters:
• Temperature
• Power
• LNB Current
• Amplifier Status
• Mute Status
• Online Status
• Minimum Fan Speed
Figure 4-15. Status | Graphs Page
Click [Refresh] (at the top of the page) to update the graphs to their current polled states.
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Control Bar and Refresh Tab
Use the Control Bar to choose the time, date, and duration of the trending information
displayed on the graphs. The graphs are all tied to the same ‘x’ scale so that you can more easily
correlate data between the graphs.
Note the following:
•
Start Date (mm/dd/yy): Once a unit has been in operation for 24 hours or more, use the
drop-down list to select a date – up to a maximum of 28 days, including the present date –
from which to compile data. If a unit has not been in operation for 24 hours, only present
will be available.
•
Time: Once a unit has been in operation for 24
hours or more, use this drop-down list to select the
time on the hour – 24 hours, from 12 am to 11 pm, are available. Note that, for the first 24
hours of operation (or beyond if the time has accrued), if you select present as the Start
Date, then the Time drop-down list becomes unavailable for selection and dim as shown
here.
•
Duration: Use the drop-down list to select the block of time in which data is compiled for
the graphs. Select 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 24
hours, or 48 hours.
The LPOD stores the trending data to flash memory once per hour. If you power
down the unit before the data can be written to memory, the last 60 minutes of
data will be lost.
Click [Submit] to execute the choice once the configuration parameters have been defined;
then, click the [Refresh] tab to update the graphs with the most current trending parameters
(note that when the page refreshes, the Power Graph resets to display the default unit of dBm).
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Temperature Graph
As noted by the graph legend, the blue line displays the unit's Amplifier (heat sink) temperature;
the red line displays the Ambient (outdoor) temperature, if the required sensor has been
installed in the unit.
You may control the appearance of either temperature by deselecting the pertinent checkbox
provided at the bottom of the graph. The graph will dynamically update after the next polling
cycle (every five seconds), when the deselected parameter is removed from both the graph and
its legend.
Power Graph
The power graph displays the unit's output power with 1dB resolution. You may define whether
the graph depicts the unit of measurement as dBm (the default setting) or watts by selecting
the desired Amplified Output Power unit at the bottom of the graph. The graph will dynamically
update after the next polling cycle (every five seconds) to the desired parameter.
Whern you click the [Refresh] tab, the graph reverts to the default display (Unit in
dBm).
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LNB Current Graph
This graph displays the LNB current only if an LNB is connected to the system and is drawing
current from the LNB current source.
Amplifier Status Graph
This graph displays the state of the RF amplifier (On/Off). Note that, as shown in the example,
On is represented by a 1 (one); Off is represented by a 0 (zero); if no data is available, then a -1
(negative one) is displayed.
Mute State Graph
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This graph displays the mute state (i.e., bias tee switch state as open = muted, or through path =
unmuted) for the Tx Mute (red line) and the Rx Mute (blue line). Note that a logic high on the
graph equals a muted condition; a logic 0 (zero) indicates an unmuted condition; a -1 (negative
one) is displayed if the data is unavailable.
The page displays both Tx and Rx Mute data by default. You may control the appearance in the
graph of either Tx Mute or Rx Mute by deselecting the pertinent checkbox provided at the
bottom of the graph. The graph will dynamically update after the next polling cycle (every five
seconds), when the deselected parameter is removed from both the graph and its legend.
Online Status Graph
This graph displays the unit's online state. Note that a 1 (one) indicates the unit is online; a 0
(zero) indicates the unit is offline; a -1 (negative one) indicates that the data is unavailable.
Minimum Fan Speed Graph
This graph displays the slowest fan speed of any of the fans installed in the system. The fan
speed is proportional to the unit's heatsink temperature from -5°C and +15°C. At temperatures
at or below -5°C, the LPOD minimizes its fan speed; at temperatures at or above +15°C, the
LPOD maximizes its fan speed. The example provided here demonstrates the fan running at
minimum, proportional, and maximum speeds.
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Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT
5.1
Overview
Serial-based remote product management of Comtech EF Data’s LPOD family of Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters (BUCs) is
available using the LPOD’s ‘J6 | COM 1’ port. Some key parameters and procedures and their associated remote commands and queries
are summarized, followed by detailed instructions for use of the serial remote control communication command and query interface.
5.2
Key Operational Parameters
For detailed information about the remote commands and queries mentioned in this section, see Sect. 5.4 Remote Commands and
Queries in this chapter.
5.2.1
RF Input Level
The required RF input level to reach the full rated output power of the SSPA is determined by the individual amplifier maximum gain and
power rating.
For Example: If the test data of an SSPA rated for 250W (54 dBm) indicated a gain of 75 dB, then a signal of 54 dBm – 75 dB = -21 dBm
would approximately give the rated output power.
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Increasing input power beyond this level would result in an output signal with increasingly higher levels of distortion. Of course, if the
LPOD attenuation control is utilized, a higher-level input signal level can be accommodated. The maximum input level should never
exceed 15dBm, or permanent damage to the unit may occur.
5.2.2
Attenuator Control
The LPOD gain can be attenuated over its specified range by exercising the ATT command. The details for the format of this command
are found later in this chapter.
5.2.3
Mute Control
The LPOD may be muted via software or discrete control:
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Software – Exercising the MUT=1 command will “software” mute the unit.
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Discrete Control – When exercising the AUX=1 command, the LPOD will be muted until Pin ‘S’ (on the ‘J6 | COM1’ Discrete Control
Connector) is pulled to ground (Pin ‘K’). At that time, the unit unmutes.
The Mute command provides over 60 dB of RF on/off isolation. However, the Mute command only turns off the first few low power
stages of the amplifier, the high power stages remain on. By allowing the higher power transistors to stay on, the SPOD remains in more
thermally stable state should the mute condition be removed.
If the user desires to completely turn off the bias to the entire amplifier (perhaps to conserve energy in a redundant system), both the
MUT=1 and AMP=0 commands should be executed. For normal transmit operation, MUT=0 and AMP=1 are required.
5.2.4
Faults
The M&C system monitors certain key functions of the LPOD for proper operation. Should any of these parameters exceed
predetermined limits, the M&C system will declare a fault. The conditions that trigger a fault are:
•
Any power supply more than ± 10% outside its nominal value.
•
Fan less than 25% of maximum speed.
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I2C internal bus communications fault.
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Thermal Shutdown – A temperature fault is indicated if the unit is +>90°C. This creates a summary fault and will cause the unit to
mute itself and switch to the back-up unit (if in a redundant system). However, the 10V supply to the FET transistors will remain on
until the unit reaches the thermal shutdown temperature of ≥ >95°C. For protection reasons, the unit will shut down the 10V supply
to the power transistors at temperatures >95°C.
•
Firmware checksum error at power up.
•
FPGA done indicator error at power up.
•
*Block Up Converter (BUC) unlocked.
•
Redundant waveguide switch position fault (applies to redundant mode operation only).
•
Redundant inter-unit link fault (applies to redundant mode operation only).
•
Low Noise Block Down Converter (LNB) current over limit.
The following parameters can be user defined to report an alarm condition, a fault condition, or the parameter can be ignored
completely by masking it:
•
RF amplifier low output power (user adjustable value).
•
Internal reference oscillator unlocked.
•
*LNB current outside specified window.
•
*LNB voltage out of tolerance.
*If this parameter generates a fault condition, the RF output will be muted.
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Power Detector
A power detector is provided to monitor the output power. It has a useful range of over 20 dB, referenced to the unit’s rated P1dB point,
and its value can be read by exercising the RMS command. The test data supplied with each unit gives an indication of the excellent
accuracy and flatness of the power monitor over the frequency band of operation.
5.2.6
Some Common Commands
A few of the most common commands and queries are:
•
RMS – Retrieve Maintenance Status. Displays voltages, fan speeds, Heatsink temperature, output power monitor reading, etc.
•
RCS – Retrieve Configuration Status. Displays current attenuation, mute, amplifier, online, etc. status.
•
RAS – Retrieve Alarm Status. Displays current alarm or fault status.
Full details for each of these are listed in Sect. 5.4 of this chapter.
5.2.7
End-of-Life Commands
Certain commands/queries are being marked by Comtech EF Data as End-of-Life (EOL). As noted in the format <description>E in the
Parameter Type field (in the Remote Commands and Queries tables in Sect. 5.4), while these commands are fully supported in this
product it is highly recommended that the equivalent new commands be used for new implementations. The new commands generally
follow the outdated commands:
EOL-designated Command/Query (Page #)
New Command/Query (Page #) / Comment
CAA (5-12)
CAE (5-12)
CUS (5-15)
Functionality not included in any other remote command/query
DAT (5-17)
DAY (5-17)
LNA (5-22)
RNE (5-30)
RET (5-28)
PNM (5-25) New query provides more exact unit hardware information
RSN (5-31)
SNO (5-33)
SFS (5-33)
Functionality not included in any other remote command/query
TNA (5-35)
TNE (5-35)
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Remote Control Protocol and Structure
The electrical interface is either an EIA-485 multi-drop bus (for the control of many devices) or an EIA-232 connection (for the control of a
single device), and data is transmitted in asynchronous serial form, using ASCII characters. Control and status information is transmitted in
packets, of variable length, in accordance with the structure and protocol defined in later sections.
5.1.1
EIA-485
For applications where multiple devices are to be monitored and controlled, a full-duplex (or 4-wire) EIA-485 is preferred. Half-duplex (2wire) EIA-485 is possible, but is not preferred.
In full-duplex EIA-485 communication there are two separate, isolated, independent, differential-mode twisted pairs, each handling
serial data in different directions. It is assumed that there is a ‘Controller’ device (a PC or dumb terminal), which transmits data, in a
broadcast mode, via one of the pairs. Many ‘Target’ devices are connected to this pair, which all simultaneously receive data from the
Controller. The Controller is the only device with a line-driver connected to this pair – the Target devices only have line-receivers
connected.
In the other direction, on the other pair, each Target has a Tri-Stateable line driver connected, and the Controller has a line-receiver
connected. All the line drivers are held in high-impedance mode until one (and only one) Target transmits back to the Controller.
Each Target has a unique address, and each time the Controller transmits, in a framed ‘packet’ of data, the address of the intended
recipient Target is included. All of the Targets receive the packet, but only one (the intended) will reply. The Target enables its output
line driver, and transmits its return data packet back to the Controller, in the other direction, on the physically separate pair.
EIA-485 (Full Duplex) Summary:
Two differential pairs
One pair for Controller to Target, one pair for Target to Controller.
Controller-to-Target pair
Pair has one line driver (Controller), and all Targets have line-receivers.
Target-to-Controller pair
Pair has one line receiver (Controller), and all Targets have Tri-State drivers.
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EIA-232
This is a much simpler configuration in which the Controller device is connected directly to the Target via a two-wire-plus-ground
connection. Controller-to-Target data is carried, via EIA-232 electrical levels, on one conductor, and Target-to-Controller data is carried
in the other direction on the other conductor.
5.1.3
Basic Protocol
Whether in EIA-232 or EIA-485 mode, all data is transmitted as asynchronous serial characters, suitable for transmission and reception
by a UART. The character format should be 8N1 (8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). The baud rate may vary from 2400 to 38400 baud.
All data is transmitted in framed packets. The Controller is assumed to be a PC or ASCII dumb terminal, which is in charge of the process
of monitor and control. The Controller is the only device that is permitted to initiate, at will, the transmission of data. Targets are only
permitted to transmit when they have been specifically instructed to do so by the Controller.
All bytes within a packet are printable ASCII characters, less than ASCII code 127. In this context, the Carriage Return and Line Feed
characters are considered printable.
All messages from Controller-to-Target require a response – with one exception. This will be either to return data that has been requested by
the Controller, or to acknowledge reception of an instruction to change the configuration of the Target. The exception to this is when the
Controller broadcasts a message (such as Set time/date) using Address 0, when the Target is set to EIA-485 mode.
5.1.4
Packet Structure
Controller-to-Target
Start of Packet
Target Address
Address Delimiter
Instruction Code
Code Qualifier
<
ASCII code 60
0-9
ASCII codes 48-57
/
ASCII code 47
(1 character)
(4 characters)
(1 character)
A-Z, a-z
ASCII codes 65-90,
97-122
(3 characters)
= or ?
ASCII codes
61 or 63
(1 character)
Example: <0412/MUT=1{CR}
5–6
Optional
Arguments
(n characters)
End of Packet
Carriage Return
ASCII code 13
(1 character)
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Target-to-Controller
Start of Packet
Target Address
Address Delimiter
Instruction Code
Code Qualifier
>
ASCII code 62
0-9
ASCII codes 48-57
/
ASCII code 47
A-Z, a-z
ASCII codes 65-90,
97-122
=, ?, !, or *
ASCII codes
61,63,33 or 42
(1 character)
(4 characters)
(1 character)
(3 characters)
(1 character)
Optional
Arguments
(From 0 to n
characters)
End of Packet
Carriage Return,
Line Feed
ASCII codes
13,10
(2 characters)
Example: >0412/MUT=1{CR}{LF}
5.1.4.1 Start of Packet
Because this is used to provide a reliable indication of the start of packet, these two characters may not appear anywhere else within the
body of the message:
•
Controller-to-Target: This is ‘less-than’ the character '<' (ASCII code 60).
•
Target-to-Controller: This is the ‘greater-than’ character '>' (ASCII code 62).
5.1.4.2 Target Address
Up to 9,999 devices can be uniquely addressed. In EIA-232 applications this value is set to 0. In EIA-485 applications, the permissible
range of values is 1 to 9999.
The Controller sends a packet with the address of a Target – the destination of the packet. When the Target responds, the
address used is the same address, to indicate to the Controller the source of the packet. The Controller does not have its
own address.
6B
5.1.4.3 Address Delimiter
This is the ‘forward slash’ character ' / ' (ASCII code 47).
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5.1.4.4 Instruction Code
This is a three-character alphabetic sequence that identifies the subject of the message. Wherever possible, the instruction codes have
been chosen to have some significance.
For Example: GAC for Global Amplifier Configuration; IPA for IP Address, etc. This aids in the readability of the message, should it be
displayed in its raw ASCII form.
Both upper case and lower case alphabetic characters may be used (A-Z and a-z, ASCII codes 65-90 and 97-122).
5.1.4.5 Instruction Code Qualifier
This single character further qualifies the preceding instruction code. Code Qualifiers obey the following rules:
1) From Controller-to-Target, the only permitted values are:
=
(ASCII code 61
This character is used as the assignment operator, and is used to indicate that the parameter defined by the preceding byte should be
set to the value of the argument(s) that follow it. For Example: In a message from Controller-to-Target, MUT=1 would mean ‘enable the
Mute function’.
?
(ASCII code 63)
This character is used as the query operator, and is used to indicate that the Target should return the current value of the parameter
defined by the preceding byte. For Example: In a message from Controller-to-Target, SWR? would mean ‘returns the value of the internal
software revision installed in the unit’.
2) From Target-to-Controller, the only permitted values are:
=
(ASCII code 61)
This character is used in two ways:
First, if the Controller has sent a query code to a Target (for Example: MUT?, meaning ‘is the Mute enabled or disabled?’), the Target
would respond with MUT=x, where x represents the state in question: 1 being ‘enable’ and 0 being ‘disable’.
Second, if the Controller sends an instruction to set a parameter to a particular value, and if the value sent in the argument is valid, then
the Target will acknowledge the message by replying with MUT= (with no message arguments).
?
(ASCII code 63)
This character is used only if the Controller sends an instruction to set a parameter to a particular value, then, if the value sent in the
argument is not valid, the Target will acknowledge the message by replying, for example, with MUT? (with no message arguments). This
indicates that there was an error in the message sent by the Controller.
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!
(ASCII code 33)
This character is used only if the Controller sends an instruction code which the Target does not recognize, the Target will acknowledge
the message by echoing the invalid instruction, followed by the ! character. Example: XYZ!
*
(ASCII code 42)
This character is used only if the Controller sends an instruction to set a parameter to a particular value, then, if the value sent in the
argument is valid, BUT the Target is in the wrong mode (e.g., standby mode in redundancy configuration) and will not permit that
particular parameter to be changed at that time, the Target will acknowledge the message by replying, for example, with MUT* (with no
message arguments).
#
(ASCII code 35)
This character is used only if the Controller sends an instruction code which the Target cannot currently perform because of hardware
resource issues, then the Target will acknowledge the message by echoing the invalid instruction, followed by the # character. This
response can only occur if the operator sends two or more ‘hardware configuration’ type commands without allowing adequate time
between commands for the hardware to be configured. For example, if the operator issued commands to change both the frequency
and the attenuation with less than 100 milliseconds between commands, and if this response is returned, then the command has not
been accepted and the operator must resend the command.
5.1.4.6 Optional Message Arguments
Arguments are not required for all messages. Arguments are ASCII codes for any printable character.
5.1.4.7 End of Packet
•
Controller-to-Target: This is the 'carriage return' character (ASCII code 13).
•
Target-to-Controller: This is the two-character sequence 'carriage return' (ASCII code 13), and 'line feed' (ASCII code 10).
Both indicate the valid termination of a packet.
5–9
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Remote Commands and Queries
Column ‘C’ = Command; Column ‘Q’ = Query; columns marked ‘X’ designate instruction code as Command only, Query only, or Command/Query.
•
Where an Instruction Code is noted XXXE this designates a command/query as End of Life (EOL). While the underlying command will remain,
the specific functionality will be obsolete and should not be used for new implementations. There generally will be a different command
elsewhere that incorporates the marked functionality. See Sect. 5.2.7 for more information.
•
Where an Instruction Code is noted XXXO this designates a command/query that is available only when a reference oscillator is installed.
CODE
AFR
AMP
AOF
ATT
AUX
C
X
X
X
X
X
CAAE
CAE
CAS
CCS
CFS
CID
CLC
CMS
CSL
CUSE
CWE
X
X
X
X
X
5-12
5-12
5-13
5-14
5-14
5-14
5-15
5-16
5-15
5-15
5-16
DATE
DAY
X
X
X
X
5-17
5-17
ESA
ESL
ESW
FRW
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-17
5-17
5-18
5-18
X
X
X
Q
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
PAGE
5-11
5-11
5-11
5-12
5-12
CODE
GAC
C
X
IEP
IMG
IPA
IPG
ISP
X
X
X
X
X
LCS
LCW
LNAE
LPT
LRS
X
X
MAC
MOP
MSK
MUT
Q
X
PAGE
5-19
X
X
X
5-19
5-19
5-20
5-20
5-20
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-20
5-21
5-21
5-21
5-22
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-22
5-23
5-24
5-24
X
X
5-24
5-24
X
X
5-25
5-25
NUE
NUS
OFM
ONL
X
X
CODE
PNM
RAS
RBT
RCS
RED
REF
RETE
RFS
RMS
RNE
RNS
RSNE
RUS
SBR
SBT
SFA
SFSE
SNA
SNM
SNO
SPA
C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Q
X
X
PAGE
5-25
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-26
5-27
5-27
5-27
5-28
5-28
5-28
5-29
5-30
5-31
5-31
5-31
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-32
5-32
5-32
5-32
5-33
5-33
5-33
5-33
5–10
CODE
SRC
SSC
SSI
SSL
SSN
STA
STB
STV
SWC
SWR
C
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Q
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
PAGE
5-33
5-33
5-33
5-34
5-34
5-34
5-34
5-34
5-34
5-34
TIM
TMP
TNAE
TNE
TPE
TPS
TSC
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-35
5-35
5-35
5-35
5-35
5-35
5-36
XRM
X
X
5-36
Note: The following codes are used in the
‘Response to Command’ column:
CODE
=
?
*
#
!
MEANING
Message OK
Received OK, but invalid arguments
found
Message OK, but not permitted in
Current mode
Message OK, but only permitted in
Remote mode
Unknown command
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Parameter Type
Auto Fault
Recovery
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
AFR=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns auto fault recovery in the form x, where:
0=Disabled
1=Enabled (Default value)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
AFR=
AFR?
AFR*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
AFR?
AMP=
AMP?
AMP*
AMP?
AMP=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
AOF=
AOF?
AOF*
AOF?
AOF=xx.xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
AFR=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
If auto fault recovery is enabled, it will cause the output return to its pre-fault mute condition if all faults are
cleared. If disabled, the output will remain muted even if all faults are cleared. The LPOD output will
automatically be muted if one of the following fault conditions occurs:
•
•
•
BUC lock detect fault
LNB current fault (see Note)
LNB voltage fault (see Note).
Note: These faults can be user defined as faults, alarms, or masked (see MSK command for more info).
RF Power
Amplifier State
AMP=
1 byte
Example: <1/AFR=1’cr’
>0001/AFR=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the RF power amplifier state in the form x, where:
0 = Off (Default value)
1 = On
Note: turning the amplifier off will disable the +10V supply, and mask it during fault checking.
Attenuation Offset
AOF=
5 bytes
Example: <1/AMP=1’cr’
>0001/AMP=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the attenuation offset level in the form xx.xx, where:
xx.xx = 00.00 to 20.00, in dB, in 0.25 dB steps as factory default.
Default value: 00.00
This value is not copied to the offline unit in a redundant system, but is added to the attenuation value upon a
switchover. This provides a unit-specific fine-tune to maintain power levels appropriately in a redundant system.
Example: <1/AOF=12.25’cr’
>0001/AOF=’cr’’lf’
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Parameter Type
Attenuation
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
ATT=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
5 bytes
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Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
ATT=
ATT?
ATT*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
ATT?
AUX=
AUX?
AUX*
AUX?
AUX=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Example (AUX Mute Enabled): AUX=1’cr’
Command only.
Instructs the LPOD to clear all Stored Alarms. This command takes no arguments.
CAA=
CAA*
N/A
N/A
Example: <1/CAA=’cr’
>0001/CAA=’cr’’lf’
Command only.
Instructs the LPOD to clear all Stored Events. This command takes no arguments.
CAE=
CAE*
N/A
N/A
Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns attenuation level in the form xx.xx, where:
xx.xx=00.00 to 20.00, in dB, in 0.25 dB steps as factory default.
Auxiliary Mute
Enable
AUX=
1 byte
ATT=xx.xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Default value: 10.00
Example: <1/ATT=12.25’cr’
>0001/ATT=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the auxiliary mute mode in the form x, where:
0=Disabled (default value)
1=Enabled
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
Notes:
1) When enabled, the mute control input on the remote com connector must be grounded to UN-MUTE the unit.
Otherwise, the unit will be muted, and if a mute query is given (MUT?) the response will be MUT=2 to indicate
a hardware controlled mute is present.
2) Aux mute is one of several hardware mute states that can cause a MUT=2 to be reported. See the MUT
command for more info on mute states.
3) Auxiliary mute supersedes the user mute state so if the command MUT=1 is sent, then AUX=1 is sent, and the
user shorts Pin K to Pin S on the discrete control connector then the RF mute will be disabled (MUT=0).
Clear All Stored
AlarmsE
Clear All Stored
Events
CAA=
CAE=
None
None
Example: <1/CAE=’cr’
>0001/CAE=’cr’’lf’
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Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Concise Alarm
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
44 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
This is the concise version of the RAS query. Returns the alarm status of the unit, response is semicolon
delimited.
Example: CAS=a;b;c;d;e;f;g;h;i;j;k;I;m;n;o;p;q;r;s;t;u;v;w;x;y;’cr’’lf’ where:
a thru z = 0 (FT), 1 (OK), 2 (AL), 3 (NO), 4 (YS), 5 (MS), 6 (??), or 7 (NA)
a = +24V Power Supply
b = +24V Switch Power Supply
c = +13/18V LNB Power Supply (see Note)
d = +13.5V Power Supply
e = +10V Power Supply
f = +10V1 Amplifier Power Supply
g = +10V2 Amplifier Power Supply (see Note)
h = +7.8V Power Supply
i = +5.8V Power Supply
j = +2.5V Power Supply
k = +1.2V Power Supply
l = -5.8V Power Supply
m = Fan#1 State
n = Fan#2 State (see Note)
o = Heatsink Temp
p = Overtemp Shutdown
q = llC Status
r = Forward Power Alarm
s = Flash Checksum
t = FPGA Done
u = BUC Lock Detect (see Note)
v = External Ref Lock Detect (see Note)
w = LNB Current (see Note)
x = Redundant Switch Condition (see Note)
y = Redundant Link Status (see Note)
z = Terminal Status Change
Notes:
1) c, g, n, u, v, w, x, and y appear if the appropriate model/options have been selected/installed.
2) ?? is an invalid fault condition because hardware failed to respond to query (this value is accompanied by an
I2C fault).
3) NA = not applicable. The unit does not include hardware support for this parameter.
5–13
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
CAS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
CAS?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
CAS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
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Parameter Type
Concise
Configuration
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
This is the concise version of the RCS query. Returns the configuration status of the unit, in the form
aa.aa;b;c;d;e;ff.ff;g;hhh, where:
aa.aa = attenuation in dB (ATT)
b = RF power amplifier state, 0 = Off, 1 = On (AMP)
c = mute state, 0 = un-muted, 1 = muted (MUT)
d = online status (ONL)
e = redundancy state and mode (ESW)
ff.ff = Attenuator offset in dB (AOF)
g = auto fault recovery mode (AFR)
hhh = External reference status, N/A = no external reference, 05M for 5 MHz, and 10M for a 10 MHz (See
Note)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
CCS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
CCS?
CFS=
CFS?
CID=
CID?
CID*
CID?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
CCS= aa.aa;b;c;d;e;
ff.ff;g;hhh
(See Description of
Arguments)
Note: hhh will always be N/A if the internal reference oscillator option is not installed.
Concise RF Power
FET Current
Status
N/A
Circuit
Identification
CID=
Length varies
depending on
number of
FETs installed
in the amplifier
48 bytes
Example: CCS=aa.aa;b;c;d;e;ff.ff;g;hhh; ’cr’’lf’
Query only.
This is the concise version of the RFS query. Returns the RF Power FET Current status.
Example: CFS=xxx,xxx,x.x,x.x,……….,x.x,
Command or Query.
Sets or returns a 48-byte user-defined string that identifies or names the unit or station. The CID is entered as
one line, but it reads back from the unit as two 24-byte lines of data.
Default value: -----------------------Examples:
<1/CID= Station #001--SSPA #01--’cr’
>0001/CID=
<1/CID?’cr’
>0001/CID=’cr’
Station #001’cr’
--SSPA #01--’cr’’lf’
5–14
CFS=x…..x
(See description of
RFS. Note that each
argument is
separated by a
comma.)
CID=x…x
(See Description of
Arguments)
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Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Calibrate LNB
Current
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
CLC=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
none
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns, as a reference point, the value of the LNB Current Supply (in mA) in the form xxx.x.
Default value: 000.0
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
CLC=
CLC?
CLC*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
CLC?
CSL=
CSL?
CSL*
N/A
CSL=
CUS=
CUS?
CUS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
CLC=xxx.x
(See Description of
Arguments)
The LNB current alarm point is then determined by the calibrated LNB reference point, and the LNB current window
setting (see LCW command).
Note: this command will return a mode error if the LNB current source output has not been enabled first (see
LCS command).
Example: <1/CLC=’cr’
>0001/CLC=’cr’’lf’
The CLC query will return the value that was stored during the LNB current calibration.
Clear Statistics
Log
Concise Utility
Status E
CSL=
N/A
1 byte
15 bytes
Example: <1/CLC?’cr’
>0001/CLC=xxx.x where xxx.x is the calibrated LNB current value in mA.
Command only.
Clears the statistics log entries. This command takes no arguments.
Example:
<1/CSL=1’cr’
>0001/CSL=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the Maintenance status of the unit, response is semicolon delimited, in the form aaaa;bbbbb;ccc where:
aaaa = Remote Unit Address
bbbbb = Remote Baud Rate
ccc = Reference oscillator tuning voltage DAC value (see Note)
Note: ccc is only present if a reference oscillator is installed.
Example:
<1/CUS?’cr’
>0001/CUS=aaaa;bbbbb;ccc;’cr’’lf’
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Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Concise
Maintenance
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
95 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
This is the concise version of the RMS command. Returns the Maintenance status of the unit, response is
semicolon delimited, in the form aaa.a;bbb.b;ccc.c;ddd.d;eee.e;fff.f;ggg.g;hhh.h;iii.i;jjj.j;kkk.k;lll.l;mmm.m;nnn.n;
ooo.o;ppp.p;qqq.q;rrr.r;sss.s;ttt.t where:
aaa.a = P24V1
bbb.b = P24V2
ccc.c = LNBVT (see Note)
ddd.d = P13VT
eee.e=P10V1
fff.f = A10V1
ggg.g = A10V2 (see Note)
hhh.h = P7V8T
iii.i = P5V8T
jjj.j = P2V5T
kkk.k = P1V2T
lll.l = N5V8T
mmm.m = FANR1 (see Note)
nnn.n = FANR2 (see Note)
ooo.o = BUCVT (see Note)
ppp.p = FWPWR
qqq.q = REFVT (see Note)
rrr.r = LNBCS (see Note)
sss.s = ATEMP
ttt.t = OTEMP (see Note)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
CMS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
CMS?
CWE =
CWE?
CWE *
CWE?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
CMS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Note: ccc.c, ggg.g, mmm.m, nnn.n, ooo.o, qqq.q, rrr.r, and ttt.t will appear if the appropriate model/options have
been selected/installed. Otherwise, the unused fields will display XXXXX.
LNB Current
Window Enable
CWE=
1 bytes
Example: <1/CMS?
>0001/CMS=aaa.a;bbb.b;ccc.c;ddd.d;eee.e;fff.f;ggg.g;hhh.h;iii.i;jjj.j;kkk.k;lll.l;mmm.m;nnn.n;ooo.o;ppp.p;qqq.q;
rrr.r;sss.s;ttt.t’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the LNB current window alarm in the form x, where:
0=Disabled (default value)
1=Enabled (see Note)
Note: If disabled, the LCW value will be retained, but unused.
Example: <1/CWE=0’cr’
>0001/CWE=’cr’’lf’
5–16
CWE =x
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Set RTC (RealTime-Clock) Date E
Set RTC (RealTime-Clock) Date
Enable Statistics
Averaging
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
DAT=
DAY=
ESA=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
6 bytes
6 bytes
1 byte
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the real-time clock date in the form mmddyy, where;
dd = day of the month, from 01 to 31,
mm = month of the year, from 01 to 12
yy = year, from 00 to 96 (2000 to 2096)
Example (date = April 24, 2003):
<1/DAT=042403’cr’
>0001/DAT=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the real-time clock date in the form ddmmyy, where;
dd = day of the month, from 01 and 31,
mm = month of the year, from 01 to 12
yy = year, from 00 to 99 (2000 to 2099)
Example (date = April 24, 2003):
<1/DAY=240403’cr’
>0001/DAY=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Enables or Disables averaging of statistics data at a rate of once per second for 10 seconds, in the form x,
where:
0 = Disable (default value)(see Note)
1 = Enable
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
DAT=
DAT?
DAT*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
DAT?
DAY=
DAY?
DAY*
DAY?
DAY= ddmmyy (See
Description of
Arguments)
ESA=
ESA?
ESA*
ESA?
ESA=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
ESL=
ESL?
ESL*
ESL?
ESL=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
DAT= mmddyy
(See Description of
Arguments)
Note: If Disabled, burst values will be logged instead of averaged values.
Enable Statistics
Logging
ESL=
1 byte
Example: <1/ESA=0’cr’
>0001/ESA=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the statistics logging function in the form x, where:
0 = Disable (default value)
1 = Enable
Example: <1/ESL=1’cr’
>0001/ESL=’cr’’lf’
5–17
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Enable
Redundancy
Switch Mode
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
ESW=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the redundancy state in the form x, where:
0 = Off (default value)
1 = 1:1 Redundancy TX (Only TX switch installed)
2 = 1:1 Redundancy TX + RX (TX and RX switch installed)
5 = 1:1 Manual redundancy mode (used for debugging, or redundant system setup)(see Note)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
ESW=
ESW?
ESW *
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
ESW?
FRW=
FRW?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
ESW=x
Note: Manual redundancy does not support automatic switching, and the offline unit will not poll the online unit
to update its configuration.
Retrieve Firmware
Number
N/A
Example: <1/ESW=1’cr’
>0001/ESW=’cr’’lf’
Query only
Returns the firmware type(s) loaded into the unit in the form FW-AAAAAAA B.B.BB DD/MM/YY, where:
FW-AAAAAAA = the firmware part number
B.B.BB = the version number
DD/MM/YY = Day/Month/Year firmware released
Example:
<1/FRW?’cr’
>0001/FRW=
Boot:
FW-0000082 0.0.1a 04/09/08
Bulk1:
FW-0000078 0.0.1a 04/09/08
FW-0000080 0.0.1a 04/09/08
FW-0000081 0.0.1a 04/09/08
Bulk2:
FW-0000078 0.0.1a 04/09/08
FW-0000080 0.0.1a 04/09/08
FW-0000081 0.0.1a 04/09/08
5–18
FRW={CR}Boot:{CR}
abc{CR}Bulki:{CR}ab
c{CR}abc
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Global Amplifier
Configuration
Initialize Events
Pointer
Software Image
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
GAC=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
43 bytes
IEP=
None
IMG=
1 byte
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the global status of the BUC/SSPA with a semicolon delimited string in the form a;b;cc.cc;dd.dd;
e;fffff;g;hh;I;j;k;l;m;n;o where:
a = redundancy mode (ESW)
b = online status (ONL)
cc.cc = Attenuation Offset (AOF)
dd.dd = Customer Attenuation(ATT)
e = Auto Fault Recovery (AFR)
fffff = Unit Alarm Mask (MSK)
g = LNB Current Source (LCS)
hh = LNB Current Window (LCW)
i = LNB Current Window Enable (CWE)
j = Enable Statistics Averaging (ESA)
k = Set Statistics Interval (SSI)
l = Enable Statistics Logging (ESL)
m = Auxiliary Mute (AUX)
n = user mute state (MUT)
o = RF power amplifier state (AMP)
Example (set GAC): GAC=a;b;cc.cc;dd.dd;e;fffff;g;hh;I;j;k;l;m;n;o;’cr’
Command only.
Resets internal pointer to allow RNE? queries to start at the beginning of the stored events log.
Example: <1/IEP=’cr’
>0001/IEP=’cr’lf
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the current active software image in the form x, where:
1=Bulk Image # 1 currently active
2=Bulk Image # 2 currently active
Note: if you send the IMG command, and then query the IMG value the numbers may not be equal because the
command tells the firmware which image to boot from at the next bootup, and the query reports the image that the
firmware booted from on the last bootup.
Examples:
<1/IMG=1’cr’ (instructs the unit to load firmware from image #1 at the next reset / power up).
<1/IMG?’cr’ (queries the image number that the firmware loaded during bootup)
5–19
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
GAC=
GAC*
GAC?
GAC#
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
GAC?
IEP=
IEP?
IEP*
N/A
N/A
IMG=
IMG?
IMG*
IMG#
IMG?
IMG=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
GAC=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
IP Address
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
IPA=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
18 bytes
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the IP address and network prefix for the 10/100 BaseT Ethernet management port, in the form
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.yy, where:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address, and
yy is the network prefix (8-30)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
IPA=
IPA?
IPA*
IPA#
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
IPA?
IPG=
IPG?
IPG*
IPG?
IPG =
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
ISP=
ISP?
ISP*
N/A
N/A
LCS=
LCS?
LCS*
LCS?
LCS=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
IPA=
xx.xxx.xxx.xxx.yy
(See Description of
Arguments)
Default value: 192.168.001.004.24
Note: Changing the IP address through the Telnet interface requires the user to power cycle the unit, and then
restart a new Telnet session with the new IP address. The IP address that you type into the Telnet client
software does not include the range parameter so it would be: 192.168.1.4
Gateway Address
IPG=
15 bytes
Example: <1/IPA=192.168.001.004.24’cr’
>0001/IPA=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the Gateway IP address for the 10/100 Base Tx Ethernet management port, in the form
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
Default value: 192.168.001.005
Initialize Statistics
Pointer
LNB Current
Source
ISP=
LCS=
None
1 byte
Example: <1/IPG=192.168.001.005’cr’
>0001/IPG=’cr’’lf’
Command only.
Resets internal pointer to allow RNS? queries to start at the beginning of the stored statistics log.
Example: <1/ISP=’cr’
>0001/ISP=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the LNB current source in the form x, where:
x= 0,1,2,3 or 4:
0 = Disable (default value)
1 = Enable (18V 22kHz Disabled – Note 2)
2 = 18V 22kHz Enabled (Note 2)
3 = 13V 22kHz Disabled (Note 2)
4 = 13V 22kHz Enabled (Note 2)
Notes:
1) LCS must be enabled before the LNB current can be calibrated
2) This feature is available on multi-band units only.
Example: <1/LCS=1’cr’
>0001/LCS=’cr’’lf’
5–20
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
LNB Current
Window
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
LCW=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
2 bytes
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the alarm window in ±% of the calibrated LNB Current in the form xx, where:
xx=20 to 50, in increments of 1(%)
99 disables the alarm function (see Note)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
LCW=
LCW?
LCW*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
LCW?
LNA=
LNA?
LNA=YY..ss
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPT =
LPT?
LPT *
LPT?
LPT =xx.xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
LCW=xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Default value: 30
Note: When queried, a return value of 99 indicates that the current window is disabled. This method is due to
become obsolete. Use of the CWE command/query is recommended instead of specifying 99 here.
Retrieve next 5
unread Stored
Alarms E
N/A
145 bytes
Low Power
Forward Threshold
LPT=
5 bytes
Example (sets the alarm window to ±30%): <1/LCW=30’cr’
>0001/LCW=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the five oldest stored events in the alarm log. If there are no events in the log the unit will reply with
LNA*. All events that are read from the log are also automatically removed from the log.
Reply format:
YYYYYYYYYY ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
YYYYYYYYYY ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
YYYYYYYYYY ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
YYYYYYYYYY ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
YYYYYYYYYY ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’’lf’
Where:
YYYYYYYYYY = fault description.
ZZ = one of the following event types:
FT = Fault
OK = Clear
IF = Information
mmddyy hhmmss = date / time stamp.
Example: <1/LNA?’cr’
>0001/LNA=’cr’
LOG CLR IF 175503 052307’cr’
FAN #1 FT 175504 052307’cr’
OVR TMP FT 175504 052307’cr’
FAN #1 OK 175504 052307’cr’
IIC BUS FT 175504 052307’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the threshold for the low forward power alarm/fault in the form xx.xx.
If the forward power drops below the specified value, the alarm/fault will be indicated. Setting this parameter to
the default value of 00.00 effectively disables the threshold
Example: <1/LPT=00.00’cr’
>0001LPT=’cr’’lf’
5–21
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Local/Remote
State
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
LRS=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns Local or Remote state for Indoor SSPA (always in remote mode for Outdoor SSPA) in the form x,
where x=0, 1, 2, or 3::
0 = Local
1=Serial
2=Ethernet
3=Serial+Ethernet (default value)
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
LRS=
LRS?
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
LRS?
MAC=
N/A
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
LRS=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Note: The user will always have query access in any mode. The LRS command is also available in all modes as
a means of acquiring control. The intent of this command is to limit changes from being made on multiple
interfaces at the same time. Units without a front panel will treat an entry of 0 as reserved, and will refuse the
command by returning a mode error. The web page GUI will refuse connections unless LRS is set to enable
Ethernet remote control.
Unit MAC Address
N/A
17 bytes
Example: <1/LRS=3’cr’
>0001/LRS=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the MAC address of the unit, in hexadecimal format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
Example: <1/MAC?’cr’
>0001/MAC=00-06-B0-00-D2-A7’cr’’lf’
5–22
MAC=xx-xx-xx-xxxx-xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Maximum
Operating point
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
272 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
Returns the maximum operating point of the unit along with its timestamp
Reply format:
MAXFET=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MINFET=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MAXPFT=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MAXDTP=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MAXHTS=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MINHTS=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MAXOST=sYYYC mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MAXRFP=sZZ.ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
MINRFP=sZZ.ZZ mmddyy hhmmss’cr’
Where:
sYYYC is the temperature
sZZ.ZZ is the power
Note: not all LPODs have outside temperature monitor. In that case, MAXOST and MINOST will report XXXXX
XXXXXX XXXXXX
Example: <1/MOP?’cr’
>0001/mop=’cr’
MAXFET=+000C 010208 180729’cr’
MINFET=+000C 010208 180729’cr’
MAXPFT=+000C 010208 180659’cr’
MAXDTP=+000C 010208 180729’cr’
MAXHTS=+050C 010208 180729’cr’
MINHTS=+050C 010208 180729’cr’
MAXOST=XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX’cr’
MINOST=XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX’cr’
MAXRFP=+00.00 010208 180659’cr’
MINRFP=+00.00 010208 180659’cr’
5–23
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
MOP=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Unit Alarm Mask
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
MSK=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
5 bytes
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns alarm mask conditions in the form abcde, where:
0 = Fault, 1 = Alarm, 2 = Masked
a = Low Forward RF Power
b = External Reference Lock detect
c = Fan Speed
d = LNB Current Detect
e = LNB 22V Power Supply
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
MSK=
MSK?
MSK*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
MSK?
MUT=
MUT?
MUT*
MUT?
MUT=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
NUE=
NUE?
NUE=xxx
NUS=
NUS?
NUS=xxx
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
MSK=abcde
(See Description of
Arguments)
Default value: 22111
Mute State
MUT=
1 byte
Example: <1/MSK=22111’cr’
>0001/MSK=1’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or return the unit mute state in the form x, where:
0 = Disable (Not Muted)
1 = Enable (Muted) (default value)
2 = Unit muted due to AUX mute signal (see Note)
Note: This value is only shown in the response to a query, and cannot be given as a command. When MUT
returns a ‘2’ it indicates that one of the “hardware” mute conditions is present. For example, an auxiliary mute
could be present if the auxiliary mute has been enabled, and the signal to unmute the unit is not provided.
Additionally, certain faults can generate a hardware mute such as the BUC lock detect, the LNB current draw (if
enabled by the user), or the LNB voltage (if enabled by the user). If MUT returns an unexpected value of ‘2’
then check the active faults and the status of the auxiliary mute.
Number of Unread
Stored Events
Number of Unread
Stored Statistics
N/A
N/A
3 bytes
3 bytes
Example: <1/MUT=1’cr’
>0001/MUT=1’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the number, in the form xxx, of unread stored events
Example: <1/NUE?’cr’
>0001/NUE=126’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the number, in the form xxx, of unread stored statistics
Example: NUS=126
5–24
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Offline Mute
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
OFM=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns offline mute in the form x, where:
0 = Disable (Not Muted)
1 = Enable (Muted)
2 = Mute RX
3 = Mute Tx
4 = Mute Rx+LNB
5= Mute Tx+LNB
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
OFM=
OFM?
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
OFM?
OFM=x
ONL=
ONL?
ONL*
ONL?
ONL=x
PNM=
PNM?
PNM=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
Note: LNB Voltage of Online unit shows on Status page of Offline unit when Offline Mute is set to 4 or 5. This is
caused by voltage feedback from Online unit to Offline unit via RF splitter.
Online Status
ONL=
1 byte
Example: <1/OFM=1’cr’
>0001/OFM=1’cr’’lf
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the Redundancy Online status in the form x, where:
0 = Offline (Query only) (see Note 2)
1 = Online
Notes:
1) The ONL query always returns an online response if the unit is not running in redundant mode. If redundancy is
enabled then the query will indicate the position of the Tx waveguide switch that enables one of the units to be
connected to the antenna.
2) Sending ONL=0 will not generate a syntax error; however setting ONL to zero will not cause the unit to go offline.
The online status is determined by the TX waveguide redundant switch position, and only the offline unit may
drive the switches. Instead of sending ONL=0 to the online unit the ONL=1 command should be sent to the
offline unit to generate a redundant switchover.
Part Number
N/A
Various 1-96
bytes
Example: <1/ONL=1’cr’
>0001/ONL=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the Comtech EF Data part number of the unit. This part number is the unit’s DOTCODE at the time of
manufacture. The DOTCODE may be up to 96 printable ASCII characters long.
Example: <1/PNM?’cr’
>0001/PNM=HPODC0.350WRSW00’cr’’lf’
5–25
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Retrieve Alarm
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
168 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
Returns the alarm status of the unit, where:
OK = no fault condition,
FT = faulted,
AL = alarm,
YS = Yes,
NO = No,
MS = masked,
?? = invalid due to hardware failure,
NA = not applicable because hardware/options not installed.
Example:
<1/RAS?’cr’
>0001/RAS=’cr’
P24V1=OK’cr’ +24V power supply
P24V2=OK’cr’ +24V switch pwr supply
LNBVT=OK’cr’ +13/18V LNB power supply
P13VT=OK’cr’ +13.5V power supply
P10V1=OK’cr’ +10V power supply
A10V1=OK’cr’ +10V1 RF supply
A10V2=OK’cr’ +10V2 RF supply
P7V8T=OK’cr’ +7.8V power supply
P5V8T=OK’cr’ +5.8V power supply
P2V5T=OK’cr’ +2.5V power supply
P1V2T=OK’cr’ +1.2V power supply
N5V8T=OK’cr’ -5.8V power supply
FANR1=OK’cr’ Fan 1 speed
FANR2=OK’cr’ Fan 2 speed
ATEMP=OK’cr’ Amplifier temperature
SHTDN=OK’cr’ Over-temp shutdown
IICST=OK’cr’ I2C bus status
FWPWR=OK’cr’ Forward power in dBm
CHKSM=OK’cr’ Flash checksum
FPGAD=OK’cr’ FPGA done status
BUCLD=OK’cr’ BUC lock detect
REFLD=OK’cr’ Reference lock detect
LNBCS=OK’cr’ LNB current status
SWITC=OK’cr’ Waveguide switch position status
RDLNK=OK’cr’ Redundant link status
TRMST=YS’cr’’lf’ Terminal Status
Note: LNBVT, A10V1, A10V2, FANR1, FANR2, BUCLD, REFLD, LNBCS, SWITC and RDLNK will only appear
in the list if the appropriate model / options have been selected / installed.
5–26
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
RAS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
RAS?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
RAS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Reboot
Retrieve
Configuration
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
RBT=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
N/A
45 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command only.
Performs a soft reboot in the form x, where:
1 = Reboot System
Query only.
Returns the configuration status of the unit.
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
RBT =
RBT?
RBT*
RCS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
RED=
RED?
RED*
RED?
RCS?
Examples:
RCS=’cr’
ATT=12.75’cr’
AMP=1’cr’
MUT=1’cr’
ONL=1’cr’
ESW=1’cr’
AOF=00.00’cr’
AFR=1’cr’
XRF=N/A’cr’’lf’ (see Note)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
RBT=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
RCS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Where:
ATT= attenuation in dB
AMP= RF power amplifier state, 0=OFF, 1=ON
MUT=RF mute state, 0=un-muted, 1=muted
RED=Online status for redundancy
ESW=Redundancy state and mode,
states: 0=OFF, 1=ON Tx only, 2=ON Tx & Rx
AOF=Attenuator Offset in dB
AFR= auto fault recovery, 0=manual, 1=auto
XRF = External reference status, N/A = no external reference, 05M for 5 MHz, and 10M for a 10 MHz
Online Status
RED=
1 byte
Note: XRF will always be N/A if the internal reference oscillator option is not installed.
Command or Query.
Sets or returns Redundancy Online status in the form x, where:
0 = Offline
1 = Online
Note: this command is functionally identical to the ONL command.
Example: <1/RED=1’cr’
>0001/RED=’cr’’lf’
5–27
RED=x
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Reference
Oscillator Tuning
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
REF=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
3 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the reference oscillator tuning voltage adjustment by sending a DAC value in the form xxx,
where:
xxx = is a numeric value from 0 to 255.
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
REF=
REF?
REF*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
REF?
RET=
RET?
RET=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
RFS=
RFS?
RFS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
REF=xxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Default value: 087
Note: This command sets the DAC value, but the actual Reference Oscillator tuning voltage can be monitored
using the RMS command.
Retrieve
Equipment Type E
RF Power FET
Current Status
N/A
N/A
22 bytes
variable length
depending on
the number of
FETs installed
in the RF
amplifier
Example: <1/REF=087’cr’
>0001/REF=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns a string indicating the Model Number and the version of the M&C firmware installed in the unit.
Example: <1/RET?’cr’
>0001/RET=PS2053-5967-C REF BUC VER: 1.5.2’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns all FET currents in the form xx.x when the value is >1 Amp, or xxx when the value is < 1 AMP
Example: <1/RFS? ’cr’
>0001/RFS=’cr’
Q01=.xxx’cr’
Q02=.xxx’cr’
Q03=xx.x’cr’
Q04=xx.x’cr’
Q05=xx.x’cr’
Q06=xx.x’cr’
Q07=xx.x’cr’
Q08=xx.x’cr’
Q09=xx.x’cr’
Q10=xx.x’cr’
Q11=xx.x’cr’
Q12=xx.x’cr’
Q13=xx.x’cr’
Q14=xx.x’cr’
Q15=xx.x’cr’
Q16=xx.x’cr’’lf’
5–28
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Retrieve
Maintenance
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
213 bytes,
alpha- numeric
MN-LPOD
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
Returns maintenance status where:
P24V1 = +24V power supply
P24V2 = +24V switch power supply
LNBVT = +13/18V LNB power supply (see Note)
P13VT = +13.5V power supply
P10V1 = +10V1 power supply
A10V1 = 10V1 on RF Module
A10V2 = 10V2 on RF Module (see Note)
P7V8T = +7.8V power supply
P5V8T = +5.8V power supply
P2V5T = +2.5V power supply
P1V2T = +1.2V power supply
N5V8T = -5.8V power supply
FANR1 = Fan 1 speed in percent
FANR2 = Fan 2 speed in percent (see Note)
BUCVT = BUC tuning voltage (see Note)
FWPWR = Forward power in dBm
REFVT = Reference osc. tuning voltage (see Note)
LNBCS = LNB current supply in mA (see Note)
ATEMP = Heatsink temperature in Celsius
OTEMP = Outdoor temperature in Celsius (see Note)
Note: LNBVT, FANR2, A10V2, BUCVT, REFVT, LNBCS, and OTEMP will appear if the appropriate options are installed;
otherwise, the values will report XXXX.
Example: <1/RMS?’cr’
>0001/RMS=’cr’
P24V1=024.1’cr’
P24V2=024.1’cr’
LNBVT=018.2’cr’
P13VT=013.4’cr’
P10V1=010.1’cr’
A10V1=010.1’cr’
A10V2=010.1’cr’
P7V8T=007.8’cr’
P5V8T=005.8’cr’
P2V5T=002.5’cr’
P1V2T=001.2’cr’
N5V8T=-05.7’cr’
FANR1=100.0’cr’
FANR2=100.0’cr’
BUCVT=008.3’cr’
FWPWR=+53.2’cr’
REFVT=001.8’cr’
LNBCS=380.2’cr’
ATEMP=+40.0’cr’
OTEMP=+25.0’cr’
5–29
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
RMS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
RMS?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
RMS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Retrieve Next 5
Unread Stored
Events
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
75 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
Returns the oldest 5 Stored Events which have not yet been read over the remote control in the format {CR}Sub-body{CR}Subbody{CR}Sub-body{CR} Sub-body{CR}Sub-body, where:
Sub-body= ABCCddmmyyhhmmss:
A being the fault/clear indicator.
F=Fault
C=Clear
I=Info
B being the fault type where:
1=Unit
2=RF
3=Log
CC is Fault Code numbers, as in RAS? or Info Code, which is:
0=Power Off
1=Power On
2=Log Cleared
3=Global Config Change
4=Redundancy Config Change
RAS fault codes map as follows:
1)
P24V1
2)
P24V2
3)
LNBVT
4)
P13VT
5)
A10V1
6)
A10V2
7)
10VPS
8)
P5V8T
9)
P2V5T
10)
P1V2T
11)
N5V8T
12)
P7V8T
13)
FANR1
14)
FANR2
15)
ATEMP
16)
SHTDN
17)
IICST
18)
FWPWR
19)
CHKSM
20)
FPGAD
21)
BUCLD
22)
REFLD
23)
LNBCS
24)
SWITC
If there are less than 5 events to be retrieved, the remaining positions are padded with zeros. If there are no new events, the
response is RNE*. A Global Config Change is defined as any time a command is successfully executed. A query does not set
the status change.
5–30
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
RNE=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
RNE?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
RNE={CR}ABCCdd
mmyyhhmmss{CR}A
BCCddmmyyhhmms
s{CR}ABCCddmmyy
hhmmss{CR}ABCCd
dmmyyhhmmss{CR}
ABCCddmmyyhhm
mss
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Retrieve Next 5
Unread Stored
Statistics
Serial Number E
Retrieve Utility
Status
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
75 bytes
9 bytes
23 bytes,
alpha- numeric
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
Returns the oldest 5 unread stored statistics entries in the reply format: {CR}Sub-body{CR}Sub-body{CR}Subbody{CR}Sub-body{CR}Sub-body, where:
Sub-body= ddmmyyhhmmssaaa.abbb.bccc.cdd.ddefghhh.hiii.i
ddmmyy = day/month/year
hhmmss = hour:minute:second
aaa.a = Operating Temperature (I.E. +40.0)
bbb.b = Amp Temperature (I.E. +40.0)
ccc.c = RF Power output
dd.dd = Attenuation Setting
e = Amp On/Off
f = Mute On/Off
g = Online/Offline Status
hhh.h = LNB Current (mA)
iii.i = BUC Tuning Voltage
If there are less than 5 entries to be retrieved, the remaining positions are padded with zeros. If there are no new
entries, the response is RNS*.
Query only.
Returns the unit’s 9 digit serial number in the form of xxxxxxxxx.
Example: <1/RSN?’cr’
>0001/RSN=072282040’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the utility status of the unit.
Example: <1/RUS=’cr’
>0001/RUS=’cr’
ADR=0001’cr’
BDR=09600’cr’
REF=087’cr’’lf’ (see Note)
Note: REF will only appear if a reference oscillator is installed.
5–31
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
RNS=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
RNS?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
RNS={CR}Subbody{CR}Subbody{CR}Subbody{CR}Subbody{CR}Sub-body
(See Description of
Arguments)
RSN=
RSN?
RSN=xxxxxxxxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
RUS=
RUS?
RUS=x….x
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Remote Baud
Rate
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
SBR=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
4 bytes
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the remote baud rate in the form xxxx, where:
2400 = 2400 baud
4800 = 4800 baud
9600 = 9600 baud (default value)
19K2 = 19200 baud
38K4 = 38400 baud
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
SBR=
SBR?
SBR*
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
SBR?
SBT=
SBT?
SBT*
SBT?
SBT=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
SFA =
SFA?
SFA*
SFA?
SFA=xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
SFS=
SFS?
SFS=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
SBR=xxxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Note: When changing baud rates remotely the response to the command will be returned using the same baud
rate as that used to send the command.
Switch Bias Tee
SBT=
1 byte
numeric
Examples: <1/SBR=9600’cr’
>0001/SBR=9600’cr’’lf’
<1/SBR?’cr’
>0001/SBR=09600’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns switching of the bias tee into the through state or into the off state, in the form x, where:
0 = Off State (mute LNB) (default value)
1 = Through State (unmute LNB)
Notes:
1) The bias tee provides a means of muting the LNB. The SBT state will be controlled by the amplifier mute
state while running in redundant mode, but while the unit is not in redundant mode the bias tee may be set
independently of the amplifier mute state.
2) To send this command the unit must have the bias tee option installed otherwise a mode error will result. A
mode error will also result if this command is sent while the unit is running in redundant mode.
Set FSK Address
SFA=
2 bytes,
numeric
Example: <1/SBT=1
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the FSK Address in the form xx, where:
xx=01-15
Default value: 01
Summary Fault
Status E
N/A
1 byte
Example: <1/SFA=01’cr’
>0001/SFA=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the condition of the summary fault relay in the form x, where:
0 = Not Faulted (SumFLT_COM J6 pin K is not connected to SumFLT_NC J6 pin M)
1 = Faulted (SumFLT_COM J6 pin K is connected to SumFLT_NC J6 pin M)
Example: <1/SFS?
>0001/SFS=0’cr’’lf’
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LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
SNA=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
SNMP
Enable
SNM=
1 byte
Serial Number
N/A
9 bytes
Parameter Type
SNMP
Authentication
Trap
Enable
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Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
SNA=
SNA?
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
SNA?
SNM=
SNM?
SNM?
SNM=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
SNO=
SNO?
SNO=xxxxxxxxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
SPA=
SPA?
SPA*
SPA?
SPA=xxxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Example: <1/SPA=0412’cr’
>0001/SPA=’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP Read Community string. Empty string is not allowed
SRC =
SRC!
SRC?
Example: <1/SRC=public
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP System Contact string.
SRC =x
(see Description of
Arguments))
SSC =
SSC!
SSC?
SSC =x [1..128]
(see Description of
Arguments)
SSI=
SSI?
SSI?
SSI=xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP Authentication in the form x, where:
0=Disabled
1=Enabled
Example: <1/SNA=0
Command or Query.
Sets or returns SNMP in the form x, where:
0=Disabled
1=Enabled
Example: <1/SNM=0
Query only.
Returns the unit’s nine-digit serial number in the form xxxxxxxxx
Note: this command is functionally identical to RSN.
Remote Address
SPA=
4 bytes
Example: <1/SNO?’cr’
>0001/SNO=072282040’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the Physical Address in the form xxxx, where:
xxxx = 0001 to 9999, resolution=0001
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
SNA=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Default value: 0001
SNMP Read
Community
SRC=
16 bytes,
characters, no
spaces
SNMP
System Contact
SSC=
255 bytes,
characters,
Set Statistics
Interval
SSI=
2 bytes
Example: <1/SSC=Joe Net Admin.
If not configured it returns empty string: <1/SSC=
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the interval at which statistics are logged, in the form xx, where:
xx = 01 to 99 minutes, resolution is in 01 minute increments
Default value: 90
Example: <1/SSI=90’cr’
>0001/SSI=’cr’’lf’
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LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
SNMP
System Location
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
SSL=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
255 bytes,
characters,
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP System Location string
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
SSL =
SSL!
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
SSL?
SSN =
SSN!
SSN?
SSN =x [1..128]
(see Description of
Arguments)
STA =
STA!
STA?
STA=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
(see Description of
Arguments)
STB =
STB!
STB?
STB=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
(see Description of
Arguments)
STV =
STV!
STV?
STV =x
(see Description of
Arguments)
SWC =
SWC!
SWC?
SWC =x
(see Description of
Arguments)
SWR=
SWR?
SWR=Boot:x.y.zz
Bulk1:x.y.zz
Bulk2:x.y.zz
(See Description of
Arguments)
Example: <1/SSL=Upstairs back right.
SNMP
Unit Name
SSN=
16 bytes,
characters,
Note: If not configured it returns empty string. <1/SSL=
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP System Name string
Example: <1/SSN=Remote1.
SNMP Trap
Destination IP
Address 1
STA=
15 bytes,
Numerical
Note: If not configured it returns empty string. <1/SSC=
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the IP address of the first SNMP Trap destination IP Address 1 where traps will be sent, in the
form xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
SSL =x [1..128]
(see Description of
Arguments)
Example: <1/STA=010.006.030.001
SNMP Trap
Destination IP
Address 2
STB=
15 bytes,
Numerical
Note: When not configured, returns >0001/STA=0.0.0.0
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the IP address of the first SNMP Trap destination IP Address 2 where traps will be sent, in the
form xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Example: <1/STB=010.006.030.001
SNMP
Trap Version
STV=
1 byte
SNMP
Write
Community
SWC=
16bytes,
characters, no
spaces
Software Revision
N/A
34-37 bytes
Note: When not configured, returns >0001/STB=0.0.0.0
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP Trap Version that will be used to send traps.
1=SNMP Trap Version 1
2=SNMP Trap Version 2
Example: <1/STV=0
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the SNMP write community string. Empty string is not allowed
Example: <1/SWC=private
Query only.
Returns the value of the internal software revision installed in the unit, in the form:
Boot:x.y.z Bulk1:x.y.z Bulk2:x.y.z
-orBoot:x.y.zz Bulk1:x.y.zz Bulk2:x.y.zz
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LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Set RTC Time
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
TIM=
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
6 bytes
Temperature
N/A
5 bytes
Retrieve Number
of Unread Stored
AlarmsE
N/A
2 bytes
2 bytes,
numerical
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the real-time clock time, from midnight, in the form hhmmss, where:
hh = hours, from 00 to 23
mm = minutes, from 00 to 59
ss = seconds, from 00 to 59
Example (time = 23 hours, 12 minutes and 59 seconds since midnight): <1/TIM=231259’cr’
>0001/TIM=’cr’’lf’
Query only.
Returns the temperatures of the Heatsink in the form of sxxxx, where:
s = sign (+) or (-)
xxxx = temperature.
Example: <1/TMP=+26.0
Query only.
Returns the number of stored alarms that remain unread in the alarm log, in the form xx. A maximum of 255
events may be stored in the alarm log. Numbers over 99 are reported as 99.
Example reply: <1/TNA? ’cr’
>0001/TNA=14’cr’’lf’
Query Only.
Returns the number of stored events that remain unread in the events logs, in the form xx.
Retrieve Number
of Unread Stored
Events
N/A
Time Protocol
Enable
TPE=
1 byte,
numerical
Example: <1/TNE? ’cr’
>0001/TNE=18’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the Time Protocol setting in the form x, where:
0 = Time protocol disabled
1 = Time protocol enabled
Time Protocol
Server
TPS=
15 bytes,
alpha-numeric
Example (Time protocol enabled): <1/TPE=1’cr’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the Time Server IP address for the Unit Tx Ethernet management port, in the form
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Default value: 255.255.255.255
Example: <1/TPS=192.168.001.005
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Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
TIM =
TIM?
TIM *
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
TIM?
TMP=
TMP?
TMP=sxxxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
TNA=
TNA?
TNA=xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
TNE=
TNE?
TNE=xx
(See Description of
Arguments)
TPE=
TPE?
TPE?
TPE=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
TPS=
TPS?
TPS?
TPS=
xx.xxx.xxx.xxx.yy
(See Description of
Arguments)
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
TIM=xxxxxx
(See Description of
Arguments)
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Serial-based Remote Product Management
Parameter Type
Terminal Status
Change
Command
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
N/A
Arguments
for Command
or Response
to Query
1 byte
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Description of Arguments
(Note that all arguments are printable ASCII characters)
Query only.
Indicates if there has been a change in the configuration since the last time a command was issued, in the form
x, where:
0 = no status change
1 = there has been a status change.
Response to
Command
(Target to
Controller)
TSC=
Query
(Instruction
Code and
Qualifier)
TSC?
XRM=
XRM?
MSK*
XRM?
Response to Query
(Target to
Controller)
TSC=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
A status change is defined as any time a parameter is changed, such as when command that changes a value is
successfully executed. A status change also results when there is a redundant switchover, or a fault condition.
A query does not set the status change flag. The status change flag is cleared after being read.
External
Reference MuteO
XRM=
1 byte
numeric
Example: <1/TSC?’cr’
>0001/TSC=0’cr’’lf’
Command or Query.
Sets or returns the external reference mute state in the form x, where:
0 = Disable
1 = Enable (see Note)
Note: To enable this command, the internal reference oscillator option must be installed; otherwise, a mode
error will result. A hardware mute condition generated by the XRM mute is one of the conditions that can cause
the MUT command to return MUT=2.
When enabled, the unit will mute if an external reference oscillator is not detected.
Example: <1/XRM=1’cr’
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XRM=x
(See Description of
Arguments)
Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY
A.1
LPOD Redundancy Operation Overview
The LPOD Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter can be used in a redundancy configuration by
connecting the appropriate 1:1 Redundancy cable to the ‘J6 | COM1’ Connector (see Chapter 2.
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS, INSTALLATION AND STARTUP). Once the cable is attached, with the
units placed in Redundancy Mode via the correct remote command the system automatically
configures the backup (offline) unit by copying the configuration from the active (online) unit.
A.2
1:2 Redundancy Mode
1:2 Redundancy Mode is supported via an external controller box and is not addressed in this
appendix.
A.3
1:1 Redundancy Mode
In 1:1 Redundancy Mode, the unit that is currently not the active (online) unit (as determined by
the switch position) will be the controlling backup (offline) unit.
A.3.1
Ethernet-based Monitor and Control
See Chapter 4. ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for detailed
information about using this interface.
Ethernet-based Remote Product Management/Monitor and Control (M&C) of any LPOD
Standalone or 1:1 Redundancy application is available through use of the optional LPODnet
M&C Netbook Accessory Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0000203). This kit provides the user with on-site access
to the LPOD’s remote Telnet, SNMP, or HTTP Web Server interfaces. For detailed information
about this optional accessory, see the LPODnet M&C Accessory for LPOD/SPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, PS
2 Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPODNET).
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LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
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Figure A-1. Ethernet-based M&C using CEFD Kit KT-0000203
A.3.1.1 1:1 Redundant System Setup (Using a Single Ethernet Interface)
See Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for detailed
information about the remote commands and queries specified in this section.
To set up a 1:1 Redundancy System using a single Ethernet interface, do these steps:
Step
Description
1
Turn both units off, and then connect them to the redundant system hardware using the proper cables.
2
Turn on Unit #2, and change its serial remote address from 1 (factory default) to a valid unique value (typically 2)
so that it does not conflict with any other unit in the system.
3
Change Unit #2’s IP address from the factory default (192.168.1.4/24) to a valid unique value (typically
192.168.1.3/24) so that it does not conflict with any other unit in the system.
4
Enable redundant mode by setting the ESW serial remote command (typically ESW=1 or ESW=2). The
waveguide switch / switches throw may be heard when redundant mode is enabled. Unit #2 is now the online
unit.
5
Turn on Unit #1.
6
Change Unit #1’s serial remote address / IP address if necessary (typically the factory default values are correct).
7
Enable redundant mode by setting the ESW command (typically ESW=1 or ESW=2). The waveguide switch /
switches throw may be heard when redundant mode is enabled. Unit #1 is now the online unit.
8
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Serial-based Monitor and Control
The EIA-232 Interface is not available for 1:1 Redundancy.
See Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for detailed
information about the remote commands and queries specified in this section.
Serial-based Remote Product Management/Monitor and Control (M&C) of any LPOD Standalone
or 1:1 Redundancy application is available through use of the optional CLC-10 Handheld
Terminal M&C Accessory Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0020518). This kit provides the user with on-site
access to the LPOD’s serial remote control interface. For detailed information about this
optional accessory, see the CLC-10 Comtech LPOD Controller User’s Guide (CEFD P/N
MN-CLC10).
Figure A-2. Serial-based M&C using CEFD Kit KT-0020518
Serial command ESW determines system operation. If ESW=1 (TX Only) or ESW=2 (TX + RX) is
executed in both units, the system will be in Automatic Redundancy mode. In this mode, if a
fault is detected with the active (online) unit – either by loss of communications between the
backup (offline) and active units, or via the summary fault – the backup unit will trigger the
waveguide switch and, assuming the backup unit is not faulted, will become the active unit. The
backup unit will also poll the active unit at regular intervals in an attempt to maintain
configuration compatibility with the active unit; this ensures that, should a fault occur, the
backup unit is configured exactly the same as the active unit.
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The LPOD redundant mode does not specify which unit must be the backup (offline) unit.
Instead, the status of the backup (offline) and active (online) units are determined by the
waveguide switch position. The advantage to using this redundant method is that, after a failure
is detected and the backup unit causes a redundant switchover to occur, the failed unit can be
replaced without forcing a second switchover to occur. This is because the backup unit becomes
the active unit, and when another unit is installed in the system it automatically becomes the
new backup unit.
Redundant mode allows the backup (offline) unit to take control of the redundant system and
force a redundant switchover when there is a problem with the active (online) unit. Currently,
1:1 redundancy is supported with either transmit switching or transmit and receive switching.
The backup unit controls the waveguide switches and polls the active unit through the inter-unit
redundant link, so that it will be ready to take over for the active unit if necessary.
Because the inter-unit redundant link uses the EIA-232 interface to communicate, the user
remote commands to the redundant system must instead be sent through one of the other
remote communications interfaces (i.e., EIA-485, Telnet, HTTP, or SNMP). The inter-unit
redundant link is not used when the units are in manual redundant mode or when they are in
standalone (redundancy disabled).
The following parameters are updated via the inter-unit redundant link (the equivalent remote
command is shown in parentheses):
•
Auto Fault Recovery (AFR)
•
Low Power Threshold (LPT)
•
Amplifier state (AMP)
•
Local / Remote Setting (LRS)
•
Attenuation (ATT)
•
User fault mask (MSK)
•
Auxiliary Mute (AUX)
•
RF mute (MUT)
•
LNB Current Window Enable (CWE)
•
Offline Mute (OFM)
•
*Date (DAY)
•
Remote LNB Control (RLC)
•
Enable Statistics Averaging (ESA)
•
Set Baud Rate (SBR)
•
Enable Statistics Logging (ESL)
•
Set Statistics Interval (SSI)
•
LNB Current Source enable (LCS)
•
*Time (TIM)
•
LNB Current Window (LCW)
•
External Reference Mute (XRM)
* Day and Time are updated only when the inter-unit redundant link is either
established or re-established.
The online status of a unit in a redundant system is determined by the position of the Tx
waveguide switch. When the Tx waveguide switch is oriented to allow a unit to send RF power
to the antenna (as determined by the waveguide switch failsafe indicator), the unit is considered
to be online. Otherwise, the unit is considered to be offline.
When redundant mode is disabled, the unit will always report that it is online. This is because
standalone mode does not use the Tx waveguide switch position to determine online status,
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since there are no waveguide switches monitored and controlled by the unit in standalone
mode.
Only the offline unit is allowed to initiate a redundant switchover by throwing the waveguide
switches. The offline unit will initiate a redundant switchover if any of the following conditions
are met:
•
Online unit faulted, and offline unit is not faulted.
•
Inter-unit redundant link established, and then timed out.
•
Mismatched waveguide switch condition is detected.
•
Unit is forced online through a remote command.
If the unit has offline mute (OFM) enabled, then the unit will mute the RF output when it is
offline. The OFM state also affects the bias tee switch position, because the bias tee switch
serves as the unit’s Rx path mute, so it is tied to the mute state (MUT) of the unit while the unit
is running in redundant mode (i.e., if MUT=1 then SBT=0, and if MUT=0 then SBT=1). If the user
tries to change the bias tee switch position while redundant mode is enabled a mode error will
result.
A.3.2.1 Applicable Serial-Based Redundancy Commands and Queries
See Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT for detailed
information about the remote commands and queries specified in this section.
The serial remote commands and queries applicable to redundancy operations are as follows:
Remote Command
Meaning
Functional Description
RED
Redundancy Online/Offline
Reports the appropriate unit’s online/offline status. Also used
to force a unit to go active (online).
ESW
Enable Switch Mode
Puts the unit into redundancy or standalone (manual) mode.
AFR
Auto Fault Recovery
Sets the latching state of faults. Either they will latch to the
faulted state or they will recover automatically.
AOF
Attenuation Offset
Individual attenuation command, used to adjust out small
differences in power levels of different amplifier.
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Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
Each network is unique, and network configuration and management are outside
the scope of this manual. This information is provided as a helpful troubleshooting
tool, but trained network specialists may be required to make an Ethernetenabled product work in a specific network. This section offers common solutions
to network connectivity issues experienced by Comtech EF Data technical support
personnel while developing or testing Ethernet-enabled products using the
Windows XP operating system.
The most common connectivity issue is neglecting to properly connect the LPOD to the external
PC Ethernet interface.
Check for link and activity LEDs to light up on the NIC or network switch where the LPOD is
connected to the Ethernet network. If the link LED is lit, validate the Ethernet connection by
pinging the LPOD at its IP address using the Windows Command-line interface:
•
To access the Command-line interface, click Start  Run… from the external PC’s Taskbar.
•
Type "CMD" (without the quotes) into the Run dialog box, and then click OK.
•
At the Command-line prompt (typically C:\> ), type "ping 192.168.1.4" (without the quotes).
If the IP address of the unit is not set to factory default (192.168.1.4), then use the unit's userassigned IP address. If the ping command responds with the "Request timed out." error message,
then the LPOD cannot be seen by the computer. Otherwise, if there is a time listed in milliseconds,
then the LPOD properly responded to the ping command and it is visible to the computer at the IP
address that was pinged.
Another common connection problem is due to conflicts in the Address Resolution Protocol
(ARP) table caused when a user connects two different pieces of hardware (with unique MAC
addresses) to a single Ethernet port while both pieces of hardware are configured with the same
Ethernet address.
This often happens when configuring new units set to the factory default IP address with a laptop
that has a single Ethernet port (e.g., Comtech’s LPODnet M&C Netbook Accessory product). If
there are multiple units to be configured that are all set to the factory default IP address, then turn
on one unit at a time, and reinitialize the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table each time a new
unit is connected to the network as follows:
•
First, check the values in the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table on the computer. This
can be accomplished using the Windows Command-line interface:
o To access the Command-line interface, click Start  Run… from the external PC’s Taskbar.
o Type "CMD" (without the quotes) into the Run dialog box, and then click OK.
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•
From the Command-line interface window, type "ARP -a" (without the quotes), and then
press the Enter key.
•
If the LPOD IP address is not displayed in the ARP table, then re-initialize the ARP table by
typing "ARP -d" at the Command-line window prompt. The LPOD IP address should now be
displayed when the ARP table is queried again.
•
If the unit's IP address is still not shown and the ping test has failed, then verify the Ethernet
settings of the unit using another remote control interface that is not dependant on the
Ethernet port (e.g., EIA-485, EIA-232, or FSK).
1:1 Redundancy System Cabling and Installation
Figure A-3 shows the schematic diagram for cabling 1:1 Redundancy applications. For any 1:1
Redundancy System setup, care should be exercised in cable installation:
•
Install the cables using the most direct route – avoid all sharp bends.
•
Secure all cables with clamps and ties.
•
Cable connectors used in outdoor applications – Type ‘N’ connectors and military style (MS)
connectors in particular – must be sealed to avoid moisture seepage. Moisture can seep into
junctions at the plug end of the connector, between the fixed and movable parts, and where
the cable connects to the connector. In the presence of such seepage, signal attenuation
and possible loss of signal can occur. Therefore, seal all cable junctions with a selfamalgamating tape, such as 3M Type 23 Scotch Self-Amalgamating tape, or equivalent.
For details about the cables used in both Standalone and 1:1 Redundancy applications, see
Appendix B. CABLE DRAWINGS.
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Figure A-3. Typical LPOD 1:1 Redundancy System Cabling Schematic
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Redundancy System Assembly Kit Examples
Several kits are available from Comtech EF Data to mount and install standalone or redundant LPODs, depending on the type of unit
ordered and its operational frequency.
The illustrations provided in this appendix are intended as reference examples only. The dimensions shown in these example
figures are subject to change and may not reflect your installed configuration.
The figures and tables provided in the subsections that follow illustrate the CEFD kits currently available for assembling LPOD PS 1, PS 1.5
or PS 2 1:1 Redundancy Systems. Unless otherwise noted, all 1:1 Redundancy Kit figures depict use of AC Option, Waveguide Output
LPODs. Refer to Chapter 2. SYSTEM CONNECTIONS, INSTALLATION AND STARTUP for the available assembly kit options for LPOD
Standalone configurations.
Sect. / Product
A.5.1
Common Kits
A.5.2
LPOD PS 1
A.5.3
LPOD PS 1.5
A.5.4
LPOD PS 2
TABLE
(Parts List)
FIGURE(S)
CEFD PART NO.
N/A
A-4
KT-0020827
FREE STANDING 1:1 OR 1:2 UNISTRUT KIT
N/A
A-5
KT-0000116
Rx SPLITTER & CABLES KIT
A-1
A-6, A-7
KT-0000098
Rx SWITCH, LPOD C-BAND KIT
A-2
A-8, A-9
PL/7596-1
Rx SWITCH, LPOD Ku-BAND KIT
A-3
A-10, A-11
KT-0000191
Rx SWITCH, Ku-BAND, METRIC KIT
A-4
A-12, A-13
KT-0000104
PS 1 C-BAND 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
A-5
A-14, A-15
KT-0000090
PS 1 C-BAND COAX OUTPUT1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
A-6
A-16, A-17
KT-0000089
PS 1 Ku-BAND 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
A-7
A-18 , A-19
KT-0000170
PS 1 X-BAND 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
A-8
A-20 – A-22
KT-0020526
PS 1.5 C-BAND DC OPTION 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
A-9
A-23, A-24
KT-0000060
PS 1.5 Ku-BAND 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
N/A
A-25, A-26
KT-0020827
PS 2 C-BAND 1:1 FREE STANDING MOUNTING KIT
A-10
A-27, A-28
KT-0000091
PS 2 C-BAND 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
A-11
A-29, A-30
KT-0000254
PS 2 Ku-BAND 1:1 KIT, MTG & CABLE, Tx SWITCH
DESCRIPTION
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Common Kit Examples
KT-0020827 FREE STANDING UNISTRUT KIT
ITEM
QTY
CEFD P/N
DESCRIPTION
1
2
FP/BR11931-1
Bracket, Unistrut
2
20
HW-0000070
Screw, Hex, Flanged Head 0.3
3
6
HW-0020764
Bracket, Unistrut, 90°
4
2
HW-0020765
Bracket, Flat, Unistrut
5
20
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
Springnut
Figure A-4. 1:1 or 1:2 Free Standing Unitstrut Kit (CEFD Kit KT-0020827)
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KT-0000116 LPOD RX SPLITTER / CABLE KIT
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
10
2
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
20
2
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
30
1
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
40
2
HW/4-40X1.25PH
#4-40 x 1.25 LG PAN HD PHILLIPS SCREW, SS
50
2
CA/RF0097
CABLE ASSY, CONNECTOR, CSAT-7075 OUTPUT RF, ROHS
60
2
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
70
6
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
Figure A-5. KT-0000116 LPOD Rx Splitter / Cable Kit Example – Exploded and Assembled Isometric Views
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Table A-1. Parts List for KT-0000098 LPOD C-Band Rx Switch Kit
KT-0000098 LPOD C-BAND RX SWITCH KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-6)
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
28P1084
QP RF ADAPTER, N (FEM) TO CPRG229 W/G GROOVED FOR 1/2 GASKET
2
1
CN/CX50NMALE
CONNECTOR, CN-50-OHM,N, MALE TERMINATION
3
1
SW/WGS28V-229SM
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, CPR229 GROOVED, +28V SEALED (MS3116F10-6S MATING CONN)
4
4
GA/GSKTCPR229FULL
GASKET, CPR229, FULL THK
5
12
03P1078
1/4-20 x 3/4 LG HEX BOLT, SS
6
32
HW/1/4-20X5/8HEX
1/4-20 x 5/8 LG HEX HD SCREW, SS
7
42
HW/1/4-FLT
1/4" FLAT WASHER
8
42
HW/1/4-SPLIT
1/4" SPLIT WASHER
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Figure A-6. KT-0000098 LPOD C-Band Rx Switch Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
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Figure A-7. KT-0000098 LPOD C-Band Rx Switch Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
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Table A-2. Parts List for PL/7596-1 LPOD Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit
PL/7596-1 LPOD KU-BAND RX SWITCH KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-8)
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
SW/WGS28V-75SB
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, WR75, +28VDC, SEALED, SIDE & BOTTOM MNT
2
1
RF/TRF-KU-WR75G
RF TRANSMIT REJECT, WR75, GROOVED
3
7
GA/GSKTWR75HALF
GASKET, WR75, HALF THK
4
1
FP/6072
PLATE, SHORTING, WR75G
5
2
99D1483
ASSY, WAVEGUIDE WR75
6
24
HW/6-32X1/2SHCS
#6-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
7
12
HW/6-32X7/8SHCS
#6-32 x 7/8 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
8
28
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
9
40
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
10
12
HW/6-32HEXNUT
#6-32 HEX NUT, SS
11
3
HW-0000313
GASKET, WR75, FLAT, CONDUCTIVE
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Figure A-8. PL/7596-1 LPOD Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
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Figure A-9. PL/7596-1 LPOD Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit – Assembled Isometric View
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Table A-3. Parts List for KT-0000191 Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit, OMT-Mounted, Metric
KT-0000191 KU-BAND RX SWITCH KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-10)
ITEM
QTY
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
SW/WGS28V-75SB
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, WR75, +28VDC, SEALED, SIDE & BOTTOM MNT
2
1
RF/TRF-KU-WR75G
RF TRANSMIT REJECT, WR75, GROOVED
3
7
GA/GSKTWR75HALF
GASKET, WR75, HALF THK
4
1
FP/6072
PLATE, SHORTING, WR75G
5
2
FP-0001006
WAVEGUIDE, WR-75, 90-DEG ELB, #6/M4 FLANGE CLEARANCES
6
16
HW/6-32X1/2SHCS
#6-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
7
4
HW/6-32X7/8SHCS
#6-32 x 7/8 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
8
20
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
9
24
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
10
4
HW/6-32HEXNUT
#6-32 HEX NUT, SS
11
3
HW-0000313
GASKET, WR75, FLAT, CONDUCTIVE
12
8
HW/M4LOCK
M4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
13
16
HW/M4FLAT
M4 FLAT WASHER, SS
14
8
HW/M4X.07HEX
M4 x .07 HEX HUT, SS
15
8
HW/M4X12SHCS
M4 x 12 LG SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW, SS
16
8
HW/M4X25SHCS
M4 x 25 LG SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW, SS
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Figure A-10. KT-0000191 Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit Example, OMT-Mounted, Metric – Exploded Isometric View
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Figure A-11. KT-0000191 Ku-Band Rx Switch Kit Example, OMT-Mounted, Metric – Assembled Isometric View
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LPOD PS 1 1:1 Redundancy Kit Examples
Table A-4. Parts List for KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
1
2
3
5
6
10
11
12
20
21
22
23
24
30
31
32
33
34
35
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
49
50
51
52
53
QTY
4
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
4
2
8
10
10
2
2
2
4
4
4
26
14
32
32
12
2
4
2
2
KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 C-BAND 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-12)
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
FP-0000534
BRACKET, MOUNTING, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000542
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000537
BRACKET, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
FP-0000645
BRACKET, SUPPORT, 1:1 RED., LPOD PS 1
CA/RF0097
CABLE ASSY, ROHS CONNECTOR, CSAT-7075 OUTPUT RF
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER, RECEPTACLE W/CHAIN & RING, NON-SHORTING, SIZE 14, SS
CA/6357-2
CABLE, ROHS TX (2FT)
SW/WGS28V-137S
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, CPR137, +28V SEALED
FP/WG0034
PNQ, WAVEGUIDE TERMINATION, SMALL FINS
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
GA/CPR-137-R-H-C
GASKET, D SHAPE, CPR-137, HALF THICKNESS, CONDUCTIVE
FP/5683
WELDMENT, WAVEGUIDE ADAPTER CPRG137 TO N
HW/1/4-20X1/2FH
1/4-20 x 1/2 LG FH PHILLIPS SCREW, 82°, UCUT, SS
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG SERR HD FLNG HEX SCREW
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW/4-40X1.38PH
#4-40 x 1-3/8 LG PHILLIPS HD SCREW, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS HD SCREW, SS
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS S
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/#10-32X1/2SH
#10-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW
HW/#10-32X5/8SHC
#10-32 x 5/8 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW
HW/10-SPLIT
#10 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/10-FLT
#10 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
HW/8-32X1/2SHCS
#8-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/8-FLT
#8 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/8-SPLIT
#8 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/8-32HEXNUT
#8-32, HEX NUT, SS
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Figure A-12. KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
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Figure A-13. KT-0000104 LPOD PS 1 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
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Table A-5. Parts List for KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-Band Coax Output 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
1
2
3
5
10
11
20
21
22
30
31
32
33
34
35
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
QTY
4
2
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
8
10
10
2
2
2
4
4
4
2
2
2
12
KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-BAND COAX OUTPUT 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-14)
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
FP-0000534
BRACKET, MOUNTING, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000542
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000537
BRACKET, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
CA/6357-2
CABLE, ROHS, TX, 2FT
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING,SIZE 14,SS,W/CHAIN & RING
SW/COAX-N-F-SEALED
SWITCH COAX N-FEMALE, 25VDC 5.9-6.5 SEALED
RF-0000104
TERMINATION, MOD, TYPE N, M, 50 W, DC-8.5 GHz
RF-0000105
SPLITTER/COMBINER, RF POWER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
HW/1/4-20X1/2FH
1/4-20 x 1/2 LG FH PHILLIPS SCREW, 82, UCUT, SS
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG HEX, FLNG, SERR SCREW, SS
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-40X1.38PH
#4-40 x 1/38 P.H. PHIILIPS SCREW, SS
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS SCREW
HW-0000170
M4X0.7 x 8 LG PAN HD PHILLIPS SCREW, SS
HW/M4LOCK
M4 LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/M4FLAT
M4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
A–28
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-14. KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-Band Coax Output 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
A–29
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-15. KT-0000090 LPOD PS 1 C-Band Coax Output 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
A–30
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
BLANK PAGE
A–31
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Table A-6. Parts List for KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
11
12
20
21
22
23
24
30
33
34
35
36
37
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
QTY
4
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
6
12
8
10
10
2
2
2
28
28
4
20
4
2
4
2
2
KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 KU-BAND 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-16)
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
FP-0000534
BRACKET, MOUNTING, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000542
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000537
BRACKET, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000548
WAVEGUIDE, Ku, WR-75, GRVD FLGS, E TO H TO FLEX, LH, 1:1, PS 1
FP-0000549
WAVEGUIDE, Ku, WR-75, GRVD FLGS, E TO H TO FLEX, RH, 1:1, PS 1
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
FP-0000645
BRACKET, SUPPORT, 1:1 RED., LPOD PS 1
CA/RF0097
CABLE ASSY, ROHS CONNECTOR, CSAT-7075 OUTPUT RF, ROHS
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING,SIZE 14,SS,W/CHAIN & RING
SW/WGS28V-75SB
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, WR75, +28VDC, SEALED, SIDE & BOTTOM MNT
RF/TERM-11923-5
RF TERMINATION, WR75G, 14-14.5GHz, 1.05:1 VSWR, 150W
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
GA/WR75-R-H-C
GASKET, O RING, WR-75, HALF THICKNESS, CONDUCTIVE
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
HW/1/4-20X1/2FH
1/4-20 x 1/2 FLAT HD PHILLIPS SCREW, 82°, UCUT, SS
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG SCREW, HEX, FLNG, SERR, SS
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-40X1.38PH
#4-40 x 1-3/8 LG PAN HD PHILLIPS SCREW, SS
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS SCREW
HW/6-32X1/2SHCS
#6-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
03P1111
#6-32 x 9/16 LG SOCKET HD SCREW, SS
HW/8-32X1/2SHCS
#8-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/8-FLT
#8 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/8-SPLIT
#8 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/8-32HEXNUT
#8-32 HEX NUT, SS
A–32
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-16. KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
A–33
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-17. KT-0000089 LPOD PS 1 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
A–34
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
BLANK PAGE
A–35
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Table A-7. Parts List for KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
12
20
21
22
23
30
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
QTY
2
12
4
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
6
8
10
10
2
2
2
44
42
36
6
2
4
4
4
KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-BAND 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-18)
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
CA-0000348
CABLE ASSY, RF, 2 FT
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
FP-0000534
BRACKET, MOUNTING, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000542
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000537
BRACKET, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000948
WAVEGUIDE, PREFORMED SEAMLESS FLEX, X, CPRG-112, LH, 1:1, PS 1
FP-0000949
WAVEGUIDE, PREFORMED SEAMLESS FLEX, X, CPRG-112, RH, 1:1, PS 1
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
FP-0000645
BRACKET, SUPPORT, 1:1 RED., LPOD PS 1
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING,SIZE 14,SS,W/CHAIN & RING
SW/WG-HAGS
SWITCH, WR112G, +24V, SEALED, STANDARD THREAD, COLD TEMP RATING
FP/WG0039
CNTRC, WAVEGUIDE FP - WAVEGUIDE, TERMINATION, 250W, CPR-112
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
GA/CPR112-R-F-C
GASKET, ROUND, CPR112, FULL THICKNESS, CONDUCTIVE
HW/1/4-20X1/2FH
1/4-20 x 1/2 LG FLAT HD PHILLIPS SCREW, 82°, UCUT, SS
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG SCREW, HEX, FLNG, SERR, SS
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-40X1.38PH
#4-40 x 1-3/8 LG PAN HD PHILLIPS SCREW, SS
HW/8-FLT
#8 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/8-SPLIT
#8 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW-0000325
#8-32 x 1/2 LG SCREW, HEX HD, SS
HW-0000326
#8-32 x 5/8 LG SCREW, HEX HD, SS
HW/8-32HEXNUT
#8-32 HEX NUT, SS
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS SCREW
A–36
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-18. KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
A–37
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-19. KT-0000170 LPOD PS 1 X-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
A–38
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
BLANK PAGE
A–39
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
A.5.3
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
LPOD PS 1.5 1:1 Redundancy Kit Examples
Table A-8. Parts List for KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
110
130
140
150
160
170
180
190
200
210
220
230
240
250
260
270
280
QTY
2
10
10
4
4
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
5
40
40
40
4
1
8
8
12
2
5
KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-BAND DC OPTION 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURES A-20 AND A-21)
CEFD PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
FP-0000542
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT
HW-0000070
SCREW, HEX, FLNG, 0.375-16 x 0.750, SS, SERR
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
FP-0020593
BRACKET, MOUNTING, DC LPOD
CA-0000348
CABLE ASSY, RF, 2 FT
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING,SIZE 14,SS,W/CHAIN & RING
SW/WGS28V-137S
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, CPR137
FP/WG0034
MPS, BLANKET FP TERM
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
FP-0020594
SUPPORT BRACKET
FP-0020595
OUTPUT WAVEGUIDE, UNIT 1 TO PORT 4
FP-0020596
OUTPUT WAVEGUIDE UNIT 2 TO PORT 2
FP-0020592
BRACKET, MOUNTING, LPOD PS 1.5
GA/GSKTCP137HLF
GASKET, CP137, HALF THK
HW/10-FLT
#10 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/10-SPLIT
#10 SPLIT WASHER, SS
HW/#10-32X5/8SHC
#10-32 x 5/8 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/SEM632X5/16PH
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS HD SCREW, SS
PP-0020512
BALL DRIVER
HW/1/4-SPLIT
1/4" SPLIT WASHER., SS
HW/1/4-20X3/4BT
1/4-20 x 3/4 LG BOLT
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
HW/SEM440X3/8PH
#4-40 x 3/8 LG PAN HD SCREW
HW/632X5/16FHMS
#6-32 x 5/16 FLAT HD MACHINE SCREW
A–40
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-20. KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric Views,
Steps 1 & 2
A–41
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-21. KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View, Step 3
A–42
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-22. KT-0020526 LPOD PS 1.5 C-Band DC Option 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
A–43
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Table A-9. Parts List for KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
12
20
21
22
23
30
33
34
35
36
37
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
QTY
2
12
4
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
5
8
10
10
2
2
2
24
24
4
16
4
2
4
2
2
KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 KU-BAND 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-23)
CEFD PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
CA-0000348
CABLE ASSY, RF, 2 FT
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
FP-0000534
BRACKET, MOUNTING, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000542
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000537
BRACKET, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 1
FP-0000939
WAVEGUIDE, FORMED BENDS, Ku, WR-75, LH, 1:1, PS 1.5
FP-0000940
WAVEGUIDE, FORMED BENDS, Ku, WR-75, RH, 1:1, PS 1.5
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
FP-0000645
BRACKET, SUPPORT, 1:1 RED., LPOD PS 1
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING,SIZE 14,SS,W/CHAIN & RING//(RE
SW/WGS28V-75SB
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, WR75, +28VDC, SEALED SIDE & BOTTOM MNT
RF/TERM-11923-5
RF TERMINATION, WR75G, 14-14.5GHz, 1.05:1 VSWR, 150W, FLAT BLACK, G
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
GA/GSKTWR75HALF
GASKET, WR75, HALF THK
HW/1/4-20X1/2FH
1/4-20 x 1/2 LG FLAT HD PHILLIPS SCREW,, 82°, UCUT, SS
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG SCREW, HEX, FLNG,, SS, SERR
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-40X1.38PH
#4-40 x 1/38 P.H. PHIILIPS SCREW, SS
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS SCREW
HW/6-32X1/2SHCS
#6-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
03P1111
#6-32 x 9/16 LG, SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/8-32X1/2SHCS
#8-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/8-FLT
#8 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/8-SPLIT
#8 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/8-32HEXNUT
#8-32 HEX NUT, SS
A–44
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-23. KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
A–45
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-24. KT-0000060 LPOD PS 1.5 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
A–46
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
BLANK PAGE
A–47
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
A.5.4
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
LPOD PS 2 1:1 Redundancy Kit Examples
Figure A-25. PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Free Standing Kit Example Using KT-0020827 – Assembled Isometric View
A–48
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-26. PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Free Standing Kit Example Using KT-0020827 – Assembled Views
A–49
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Table A-10. Parts List for KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
12
20
21
22
23
24
25
30
31
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
QTY
1
1
4
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
4
2
12
10
10
2
2
2
4
4
4
26
30
48
48
8
8
8
KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-BAND 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-27)
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
FP-0000552
WAVEGUIDE, C-BAND, CPR-137 G, E TO H TO FLEX, LH, 1:1, PS 2
FP-0000553
WAVEGUIDE, C-BAND, CPR-137 G, E TO H TO FLEX, RH, 1:1, PS 2
FP-0000442
BRACK, MOUNTING, HPOD-LPOD PS 2
FP-0000543
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 2
FP-0000626
BRACKET, RF SW, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RED., LPOD PS 2
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
CA/RF0097
ASSY CABLE, ROHS CONNECTOR, CSAT-7075 OUTPUT RF, ROHS
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING,SIZE 14,SS,W/CHAIN & RING
SW/WGS28V-137S
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, CPR137, +28V SEALED
FP/WG0034
PNQ, WAVEGUIDE TERMINATION, SMALL FINS
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER/COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
GA/CPR-137-R-H-C
GASKET, D SHAPE, CPR-137, HALF THICKNESS, CONDUCTIVE
GA/CPR137-R-F-C
GASKET, ROUND, CPR137, FULL THICKNESS, CONDUCTIVE
HW/TW14.5HDBLK
CABLE TIE, 14.5", HEAVY DUTY, BLACK
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG SCREW, HEX, FLNG, SERR, SS
HW/4-40X1.38PH
#4-40 x 1-3/8 LG PAN HD PHIILIPS SCREW, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 PHILLIPS SCREW
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/#10-32X1/2SH
#10-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/#10-32X5/8SHC
#10-32 x 5/8 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/10-SPLIT
#10 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/10-FLT
#10 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/5/16-18X3/4B
5/16-18 x 3/4 LG HEX HD BOLT, SS
HW/5/16-SPLIT
5/16” SPLIT LOCK WASHER
HW/5/16-FLT
5/16” FLAT WASHER
A–50
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-27. KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
A–51
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Figure A-28. KT-0000091 LPOD PS 2 C-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
A–52
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
BLANK PAGE
A–53
LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC)
Appendix A
MN-LPOD
Revision 10
Table A-11. Parts List for KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
12
20
21
22
23
30
31
33
34
35
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
QTY
1
1
4
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
5
10
10
2
2
2
24
24
4
16
4
2
2
2
8
8
8
KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 KU-BAND 1:1 REDUNDANCY KIT (AS PER FIGURE A-29)
CEFD PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
FP-0001170
WAVEGUIDE, Ku-BAND, WR-75, LH, 1:1, LPOD PS 2
FP-0001171
WAVEGUIDE, Ku-BAND, WR-75, RH, 1:1. LPOD PS 2
FP-0000442
BRACK, MOUNTING, HPOD & LPOD PS 2
FP-0000543
CHANNEL, DUAL, UNISTRUT, 1:1 RDNT, LPOD PS 2
FP-0000626
BRACKET, RF SW, UNIVERSAL, 1:1 RED., LPOD PS 2
FP-0000580
SPACER PLATE, RF SPLITTER / COMBINER
FP-0000762
SUPPORT BRACKET, 1:1 REDUNDANT, LPOD PS 2
HW/CAP-SS14
DUST COVER,RECEPTACLE,NON-SHORTING, SIZE 14, SS,W/CHAIN & RING
SW/WGS28V-75SB
SWITCH, WAVEGUIDE, WR75, +28VDC, SEALED, SIDE & BOTTOM MOUNT
RF/TERM-11923-5
RF TERMINATION, WR75G, 14-14.5GHz, 1.05:1 VSWR, 150W, FLAT BLACK, G
RF-0000105
RF POWER SPLITTER / COMBINER, 2-WAY, 0 DEGREES, 1-2GHZ
GA/GSKTWR75HALF
GASKET, WR75, HALF THICK
HW/3/8SPRINGNUT
SPRINGNUT, 3/8-16, SHORT SPRING, SS (P3300)
HW-0000070
3/8-16 x 3/4 LG SCREW, HEX, SERR FLNG HD, SS
HW/4-40X1.38PH
SCREW #4-40 x 1-3/8 LG PHILLIPS HD, SS
HW/4-SPLIT
#4 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/4-FLT
#4 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-FLT
#6 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/6-SPLIT
#6 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/6-32X5/16P.H
#6-32 x 5/16 LG PHILLIPS SCREW
HW/6-32X1/2SHCS
#6-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
03P1111
#6-32 x 9/16 LG SCREW, SOCKET HD, SS
HW/#10-32X1/2SH
#10-32 x 1/2 LG SOCKET HD CAP SCREW, SS
HW/10-SPLIT
#10 SPLIT LOCK WASHER, SS
HW/10-FLT
#10 FLAT WASHER, SS
HW/5/16-18X3/4B
5/16-18 x 3/4 LG HEX HD BOLT, SS
HW/5/16-SPLIT
5/16” SPLIT LOCK WASHER
HW/5/16-FLT
5/16” FLAT WASHER
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Figure A-29. KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Exploded Isometric View
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Figure A-30. KT-0000254 LPOD PS 2 Ku-Band 1:1 Redundancy Kit Example – Assembled Isometric View
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Appendix B. CABLE DRAWINGS
B.1
Overview
This appendix provides line details for the cables available for use with the LPOD in Standalone or 1:1 Redundancy applications. Each figure
illustrates the cable’s technical specifications – e.g., connector types used, cable labeling, wiring lists, etc.
The European EMC Directive (EN55022, EN50082-1) requires that you use properly shielded cables for DATA I/O. These cables must
be double-shielded from end-to-end, ensuring a continuous ground shield.
The tables in this appendix cross-reference cable use in LPOD Standalone applications as well as the various 1:1 Redundancy
application examples provided in Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY.
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B.2
Control and Data Cables
App B
CEFD
DESCRIPTION
FIG CABLE P/N
B-1
CA-0020526
Serial Interface Cable
(19-pin circular connector to RJ-11)
B-2
CA-0000352
Ethernet Interface Cable
(19-pin circular connector to <2X> RJ-45)
B-3
CA-0000318
B-4
B-5
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100’ COMMS Cable
(19-pin circular connector to bare end)
250’ COMMS Cable
CA-0000543
(19-pin circular connector to bare end)
Rx / Tx Redundant Loop Cable
CA-0020655 (19-pin circular receptacle to <2X> Type ‘N’
connectors, <2X> 19-pin circular connectors)
Tx-only Redundant Loop Cable
CA-0020657 (19-pin circular receptacle to <1X> Type ‘N’
connector, <2X> 19-pin circular connectors)
REF App A
FIG
USED FOR:
Connecting 1:1 Redundant Loop Cable ‘J1’ receptacle or Standalone LPOD ‘J6 | PS ’ receptacle
to CLC-10 RJ-11 comms jack
(Cable and CLC-10 are furnished as part of optional CEFD KIT KT-0020518 )
Connecting 1:1 Redundant Loop Cable ‘J1’ receptacle or Standalone LPOD ‘J6 | PS ’ receptacle
to LPODnet Ethernet jack
(Cable and LPODnet are furnished as part of optional CEFD KIT KT-0000203 )
A-1, A-3, A-12
through A-30
A-2, A-3, A-12
through A-30
A-3, A-12
Connecting 1:1 Redundant Loop Cable ‘J1’ receptacle or Standalone LPOD ‘J6 | PS ’ receptacle through A-30
to user-specified M&C interface
A-3, A-12
through A-30
Interconnecting 1:1 Redundancy System LPOD units, Rx / Tx switches, and user M&C interface
A-3, A-12
through A-30
Interconnecting 1:1 Redundancy System LPOD units, Tx switch, and user M&C interface
A-3, A-12
through A-30
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Serial Interface Cable
The Comtech EF Data CLC-10 Serial M&C Accessory Kit (CEFD P/N KT-0020518) includes the CA-0020526 Serial Interface Cable. This kit is optionally
available to provide serial-based monitor and control of 1:1 Redundancy or Standalone LPOD applications using the CLC-10 Comtech LPOD
Controller (a preconfigured Two Technologies, Inc. TechTerm Handheld Terminal). The circular connector installs onto the Redundant Loop Cable
‘J1’ connector in 1:1 LPOD Redundant applications, or the ‘J6 | COM 1’ connector on a Standalone LPOD. The RJ-11 connector plugs directly into the
CLC-10.
Figure B-1. Serial Interface Cable (CEFD P/N CA-0020526, part of KT-0020518)
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Ethernet Interface Cable
The Comtech EF Data Ethernet Utility Kit (CEFD P/N KT-0000203) includes the CA-0000352 Ethernet Interface Cable. This kit is optionally available to
provide Ethernet-based M&C of 1:1 Redundancy or Standalone LPOD applications using a Samsung NB30 Plus Netbook (LPODnet). The ‘P1’ circular
connector installs onto the Redundant Loop Cable ‘J1’ connector in 1:1 LPOD Redundant applications, or the ‘J6 | COM 1’ connector on a
Standalone LPOD. Use the ‘J2’ and ‘J3’ RJ-45 connectors to either connect directly to the LPODnet’s Ethernet network jack (for Standalone use) or
via a user-provided Ethernet switch or hub (for 1:1 Redundancy use).
Figure B-2. Ethernet Interface Cable (CEFD P/N CA-0000352, part of KT-0000203)
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19-Pin COMMS Cable (100’)
This cable connects between your designated data interface and the Redundant Loop Cable’s ‘J1’ connector in 1:1 Redundancy applications, or
the ‘J6 | COM 1’ port on a Standalone LPOD.
Figure B-3. COMMS Cable , 100’ (CEFD P/N CA-0000318)
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19-Pin COMMS Cable (250’)
This cable connects between your designated data interface and the Redundant Loop Cable’s ‘J1’ connector in 1:1 Redundancy applications, or
the ‘J6 | COM 1’ port on a Standalone LPOD.
Figure B-4. COMMS Cable, 250’ (CEFD P/N CA-0000543)
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Redundant Loop Cable – Rx / Tx
Use the CA-0020657 Redundant Loop Cable for interconnection of 1:1 Redundancy Rx / Tx applications. Use the ‘J1’ connector to connect to your
M&C interface. See the CONNECTOR LIST table in Figure B-5 for routing the remaining connectors.
Figure B-5. Redundant Loop Cable – Rx / Tx (CEFD P/N CA-0020657)
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Redundant Loop Cable – Tx Only
Use the CA-0020655 Redundant Loop Cable for interconnection of 1:1 Redundancy Tx-only applications. Use the ‘J1’ connector to connect to your
M&C interface. See the CONNECTOR LIST table in Figure B-6 for routing the remaining connectors.
Figure B-6. Redundant Loop Cable –Tx Only (CEFD P/N CA-0020655)
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RF Cables
App B
FIG
CEFD
CABLE P/N
DESCRIPTION
USED FOR:
B-7
CA/3722-X
Type ‘N’ to Type ‘N’ 1/4" Heliax Coaxial Cable
(lengths vary)
LPOD Rx or Tx connections in 1:1 Redundancy or Standalone LPOD applications
B-10
REF App A
FIG
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RF Cable (Type ‘N’)
Use this Type ‘N’ cable for the Rx or Tx connections in LPOD Standalone or 1:1 Redundancy applications:
•
For LPOD PS-1 C-Band and X-Band applications – For Standalone use, the cable connects the unit’s ‘J2 | RF OUT’ port directly to the your Rx
signal destination. For 1:1 Redundancy applications, use the cable to connect each LPOD’s ‘J2 | RF OUT’ port to the Tx Waveguide switch.
•
For all LPOD applications – For Standalone use, the cable connects directly from these LPOD interfaces to your Rx signal destination or Tx
signal source. For 1:1 Redundancy applications, use the cable to connect the ‘J1 | LBAND IN / Tx IN’ or ‘J10 | MODEM Rx’ ports in 1:1
Redundancy applications to the system’s respective signal splitters.
Figure B-7. 1/4" Heliax Coaxial Cable (CEFD P/N CA/3722-X)
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Appendix C. MAINTENANCE
C.1
Overview
LPOD PS 1
LPOD PS-1 5
LPOD PS 2
Figure C-1. Comtech EF Data LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / BUCs
The fans used by Comtech EF Data’s LPOD family of Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters
(BUCs) (Figure C-1) are designed for long life, even in harsh environments. Still, they are
mechanical devices, subject to wear, and may need replacement after several years.
In most environments, Comtech EF Data recommends clearing the heat sinks of dust and debris
approximately once per year to ensure optimal fan life. You can use the temperature trending
data, available from the LPOD Web Server Interface ‘Status | Graphs’ page (Figure C-2 ) as a
guide to determine if more or less frequent preventative maintenance is required.
Sect. 4.5.5.4.5 Status | Graphs (Chapter 5. ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT)
This appendix outlines the procedures for uninstalling the LPOD PD-1, PS-1.5, or PS-2 fan
shroud, inspecting and cleaning the heat sinks, and then re-installing the fan shroud.
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Figure C-2. LPOD Web Server Interface ‘Status |Graphs’ Page – Temperature Graph
C.2
Clean the LPOD PS-1 Heat Sinks
To clean the LPOD PS-1 Heat Sinks, do these steps:
Step
Task
1
Disconnect power from the LPOD.
2
Remove the eight screws – four on either side of the fan shroud – see Figure C-3.
Make sure that you use an appropriate screwdriver, such as the one provided
with the LPOD, to avoid damaging the screws.
3
Lift the fan shroud assembly far enough off the chassis to expose the heat sinks and access the fan’s
power supply connection – see Figure C-4.
4
Disconnect the fan power supply. First, depress the connector’s locking mechanism, and then pull
apart the mated components – see Figure C-5.
5
Visually inspect the the exposed LPOD heat sinks, located on the top and either side of the chassis,
for any accumulated debris or blockage that may be obstructing airflow. Use compressed air to clear
and clean the heat sinks as needed – see Figure C-6.
Make sure that you blow between the heat sink fins to remove any foreign
object accumulation.
6
Reconnect the fan power supply by pressing the male and female connectors together until the
locking mechanism snaps and locks – see Figure C-7.
7
Re-install the fan shroud onto the chassis – make sure that you keep the fan power supply cable clear
of the fan and heat sink surfaces. Then, re-install the eight screws as described in Step 2.
Torque the screws to 11 ±2 inch lbs.
8
Reconnect the power source to the LPOD.
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Figure C-3. LPOD PS-1 Shroud Screw Locations
Figure C-4. Remove the Fan Shroud
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Figure C-5. Disconnect the Fan Power Supply
Figure C-6. LPOD PS-1 Heat Sink Locations
Figure C-7. Reconnect the Fan Power Supply
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Clean the LPOD PS-1.5 Heat Sinks
To clean the LPOD PS-1.5 Heat Sinks, do these steps:
Step
Task
1
Disconnect power from the LPOD.
2
Remove the screws from all four sides of the LPOD as needed – see Figure C-8.
•
Make sure that you use an appropriate screwdriver, such as the one
provided with the LPOD, to avoid damaging the screws.
•
The length of the four screws indicated in green are longer than those
indicated elsewhere. Make sure that you re-install these longer screws at
the same locations.
•
The two screws located behind the waveguide may be difficult to remove
without first removing the waveguide from the chassis.
3
Lift the fan shroud assembly far enough off the chassis to expose the heat sink and access the fan
power supply connections – see Figure C-9.
4
Disconnect each fan power supply by carefully pulling the mated connector components straight apart
– see Figure C-10.
Do not twist the mated cable connection when disconnecting the cable
assemblies.
5
Visually inspect the the exposed LPOD heat sink, located on the top of the chassis, for any accumulated
debris or blockage that may be obstructing airflow. Use compressed air to clear and clean the heat sink
as needed – see Figure C-11.
Make sure that you blow between the heat sink fins to remove any foreign
object accumulation.
6
7
Reconnect each fan power supply. First, align the male and female connector’s tabs. Then, push the
connectors together until the connection locks – see Figure C-12.
•
Do not twist the mated cable connections when reconnecting the fan power
supplies.
•
The fan power supply cables are labeled Fan 1 and Fan 2. Make sure that
you connect the chassis Fan 1 cable to the fan shroud Fan 1 cable, and the
chassis Fan 2 cable to the fan shroud Fan 2 cable.
Re-install the fan shroud onto the chassis – take care to keep the fan power supply cables clear of the
fan and heat sink surfaces. Then, re-install all screws as described in Step 2 – make sure that you reinstall the four longer screws at their same locations.
Torque the screws to 8 ±1 inch lbs.
8
Reconnect the power source to the LPOD.
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Figure C-8. LPOD PS-1.5 Shroud Screw Locations
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Figure C-9. Remove the Fan Shroud
Figure C-10. Disconnect the Fan 1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies
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Figure C-11. LPOD PS-1.5 Heat Sink Location
Figure C-12. Reconnect the Fan 1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies
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Clean the LPOD PS-2 Heat Sinks
To clean the LPOD PS-2 Heat Sinks, do these steps:
Step
Task
1
Disconnect the power source from the LPOD.
2
Remove the screws from the sides and end of the LPOD as needed – see Figure C-13.
Make sure that you use an appropriate screwdriver, such as the one provided
with the LPOD, to avoid damaging the screws
3
Lift the fan shroud assembly far enough off the chassis to expose the heat sink and access the fan
power supply connections – see Figure C-14.
4
Disconnect each fan power supply by carefully pulling the mated connector components straight apart
– see Figure C-15.
Do not twist the mated cable connection when disconnecting the cable
assemblies.
5
Visually inspect the the exposed LPOD heat sinks, located on the top of the chassis, for any
accumulated debris or blockage that may be obstructing airflow. Use compressed air to clear and
clean the heat sink as needed – see Figure C-16.
Make sure that you blow between the heat sink fins to remove any foreign
object accumulation.
6
7
Reconnect each fan power supply. First, align the male and female connector’s tabs. Then, push the
connectors together until the connection locks – see Figure C-17.
•
Do not twist the mated cable connections when reconnecting the fan
power supplies.
•
The fan power supply cables are labeled Fan 1 and Fan 2. Make sure that
you connect the chassis Fan 1 cable to the fan shroud Fan 1 cable, and
the chassis Fan 2 cable to the fan shroud Fan 2 cable.
Re-install the fan shroud onto the chassis – take care to keep the fan power supply cables clear of the
fan and heat sink surfaces. Then, re-install all screws as described in Step 2.
Torque the screws to 8 ±1 inch lbs.
8
Reconnect the power source to the LPOD.
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Figure C-13. LPOD PS-2 Shroud Screw Locations
Figure C-14. Remove the Fan Shroud
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Figure C-15. Disconnect the Fan 1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies
Figure C-16. LPOD PS-2 Heat Sink Locations
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Figure C-17. Reconnect the Fan1 / Fan 2 Power Supplies
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