Remote Controller for Rack Mount SSPA

Remote Controller for Rack Mount SSPA
RCP2-1000-RM
Remote Control Panel
Operations Manual
For use with any Paradise Datacom Rack Mount SSPA
or High Power Outdoor SSPA
Teledyne Paradise Datacom
328 Innovation Blvd.
State College, PA 16803 USA
Email: sales@paradisedata.com
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Phone:
(814) 238-3450
Fax:
(814) 238-3829
Web: www.paradisedata.com
ECO 17495
12/10/2013
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC, a Teledyne Telecommunications company, is a single source for high
power solid state amplifiers (SSPAs), Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), Block Up Converters (BUCs), and
Modem products. Operating out of two primary locations, Witham, United Kingdom, and State College,
PA, USA, Teledyne Paradise Datacom has a more than 20 year history of providing innovative solutions
to enable satellite uplinks, battlefield communications, and cellular backhaul.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 100
State College, PA 16803 USA
(814) 238-3450 (switchboard)
(814) 238-3829 (fax)
Teledyne Paradise Datacom Ltd.
2&3 The Matchyns, London Road, Rivenhall End
Witham, Essex CM8 3HA England
+44 (0) 1376 515636
+44 (0) 1376 533764 (fax)
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. The latest revision of this document
may be downloaded from the company web site: http://www.paradisedata.com.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: General Information ........................................................................................................... 7
1.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 7
1.1 Description ............................................................................................................................ 7
1.2 Equipment Supplied .............................................................................................................. 8
1.3 Safety Considerations ........................................................................................................... 8
1.3.1 High Voltage Hazards ............................................................................................ 8
1.3.2 Electrical Discharge Hazards ................................................................................. 9
1.4 Specification Summary ......................................................................................................... 9
Section 2: Installation ........................................................................................................................ 11
2.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 11
2.1 Inspection ........................................................................................................................... 11
2.2 Mounting ............................................................................................................................. 11
2.3 Storage and Shipment ........................................................................................................ 11
2.4 Prime Power Connection .................................................................................................... 11
2.5 Cable Connectors ............................................................................................................... 12
2.5.1 AC Power (J1) ...................................................................................................... 14
2.5.2 Serial Port, Main (J4) ........................................................................................... 14
2.5.3 Serial Port, Local (J5)........................................................................................... 14
2.5.4 Program Port (J6)................................................................................................. 15
2.5.5 Parallel I/O Connector (J7)................................................................................... 15
2.5.6 Ethernet Port (J9) ................................................................................................. 15
Section 3: RCP2-1000 RM Front Panel Operation ........................................................................... 17
3.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 17
3.1 RCP2-1000 Front Panel Description................................................................................... 17
3.1.1 System Identification ............................................................................................ 17
3.1.2 Fault Indicators..................................................................................................... 17
3.1.3 SSPA Online Indicator ......................................................................................... 17
3.1.4 Vacuum Fluorescent Display ............................................................................... 18
3.1.5 Main Menu Key .................................................................................................... 18
3.1.6 Local / Remote Key .............................................................................................. 18
3.1.7 Mute / Unmute Key .............................................................................................. 18
3.1.8 Display Navigation Keys ...................................................................................... 18
3.1.9 Enter Key ............................................................................................................. 18
3.2 Main Menu .......................................................................................................................... 19
3.2.1 Sys Info ................................................................................................................ 20
3.2.1.1 Sys Info Page 1 ..................................................................................... 20
3.2.1.2 Sys Info Page 2 ..................................................................................... 21
3.2.1.3 Sys Info Page 3 ..................................................................................... 21
3.2.1.4 Sys Info Page 4 ..................................................................................... 21
3.2.1.5 Sys Info Page 5 ..................................................................................... 22
3.2.1.6 Sys Info Page 6 ..................................................................................... 22
3.2.1.7 Sys Info Page 7 ..................................................................................... 22
3.2.1.8 Sys Info Page 8 ..................................................................................... 23
3.2.1.9 IP Info Page 1........................................................................................ 23
3.2.1.10 IP Info Page 2...................................................................................... 23
3.2.1.11 IP Info Page 3...................................................................................... 24
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3.2.1.12 IP Info Page 4...................................................................................... 24
3.2.1.13 SysID Page ......................................................................................... 24
3.2.1.14 Panel ID Page ..................................................................................... 24
3.2.2 Panel Communication Setup Sub-Menu .............................................................. 25
3.2.2.1 Protocol ................................................................................................. 25
3.2.2.2 Baud Rate ............................................................................................. 25
3.2.2.3 System Address .................................................................................... 25
3.2.2.4 Interface ................................................................................................ 26
3.2.2.5 IP Config................................................................................................ 26
3.2.3 SSPA Setup Sub-Menu........................................................................................ 26
3.2.3.1 Attenuation ............................................................................................ 26
3.2.3.2 Redundancy .......................................................................................... 26
3.2.3.3 Mute ...................................................................................................... 27
3.2.3.4 Fault Setup ............................................................................................ 27
3.2.3.5 Mode ..................................................................................................... 27
3.2.3.6 Sys ID .................................................................................................... 27
3.2.4 Panel Setup Sub-Menu ........................................................................................ 28
3.2.4.1 Buzzer ................................................................................................... 28
3.2.4.2 Fault Latch ............................................................................................ 28
3.2.4.3 Control Mode ......................................................................................... 28
3.2.4.4 Panel ID................................................................................................. 28
3.2.4.5 RF Units ................................................................................................ 28
3.2.5 Options Sub-Menu ............................................................................................... 29
3.2.5.1 Backup User Settings ............................................................................ 29
3.2.5.2 Restore .................................................................................................. 29
3.2.5.3 Lamp Test ............................................................................................. 29
3.2.5.4 Password............................................................................................... 29
3.2.5.5 Reset ..................................................................................................... 30
3.2.5.6 LCD Light .............................................................................................. 30
Section 4: Theory of Operation ......................................................................................................... 31
4.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 31
4.1 Fault analysis and condition tracking .................................................................................. 31
4.1.1 Summary Fault ..................................................................................................... 31
4.1.2 Power Supply Fault .............................................................................................. 31
4.1.3 Voltage Regulator Output Low Fault .................................................................... 32
4.1.4 High Temperature Fault ....................................................................................... 32
4.1.5 Low DC Current Fault .......................................................................................... 32
4.1.6 Low Forward RF Fault.......................................................................................... 32
4.1.7 BUC Fault............................................................................................................. 32
4.1.8 Auxiliary Fault....................................................................................................... 32
4.1.9 RF Switch Fault .................................................................................................... 32
4.1.10 Serial Connection Fault ...................................................................................... 33
4.2 Design Philosophy .............................................................................................................. 33
4.2.1 Digital Core Board ................................................................................................ 34
4.2.2 I/O Board Assembly ............................................................................................. 34
4.2.3 Liquid Crystal Display........................................................................................... 34
4.2.4 Front Panel Membrane Keypad ........................................................................... 34
Section 5: Serial Protocol .................................................................................................................. 35
5.0 Overview ............................................................................................................................. 35
5.1 Remote Control - Serial Communication ............................................................................ 36
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5.1.1 Header Packet ..................................................................................................... 36
5.1.1.1 Frame Sync Word ................................................................................. 37
5.1.1.2 Destination Address .............................................................................. 37
5.1.1.3 Source Address ..................................................................................... 37
5.1.2 Data Packet.......................................................................................................... 37
5.1.2.1 Protocol ID............................................................................................. 37
5.1.2.2 Request ID ............................................................................................ 38
5.1.2.3 Command .............................................................................................. 38
5.1.2.4 Data Tag................................................................................................ 38
5.1.2.5 Error Status / Data Address .................................................................. 39
5.1.2.6 Data Length ........................................................................................... 39
5.1.2.7 Data Field .............................................................................................. 39
5.1.3 Trailer Packet ....................................................................................................... 40
5.1.3.1 Frame Check ......................................................................................... 40
5.1.4 Timing issues ....................................................................................................... 40
5.2 Access SSPA subsystem through Packet Wrapper technique ........................................... 41
5.3 Example 1 Check SSPA settings ........................................................................................ 49
5.4 Terminal Mode Serial Protocol for Paradise Datacom SSPA ............................................. 51
5.5 Ethernet Interface ............................................................................................................... 52
5.5.1 Overview .............................................................................................................. 52
5.5.2 IPNet Interface ..................................................................................................... 52
5.5.2.1 General Concept ................................................................................... 52
5.5.2.2 Setting IPNet interface .......................................................................... 53
5.5.3 Using the RCP2-1000 Web Interface ................................................................... 55
5.5.4 SNMP interface .................................................................................................... 57
5.5.4.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................... 57
5.5.4.2 SNMP MIB tree ................................................................................................. 58
5.5.4.3 Description of MIB entities ................................................................................ 59
5.5.4.4 Configuring RCP2-1000 unit to work with SNMP protocol ................................ 60
5.5.4.5 Connecting to a MIB browser ............................................................................ 66
Section 6: Terminal Mode .................................................................................................................. 67
Appendix A: Ethernet Quick-Start Set-up ....................................................................................... 71
Appendix B: Proper 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Cable Wiring ........................................................... 75
Appendix C: Documentation ............................................................................................................. 79
Figures
Figure 1-1: Outline drawing, RCP2-1000-RM ............................................................................. 7
Figure 2-1: RCP2-1000-RM Rear Panel ................................................................................... 12
Figure 2-2: Cable connections for RCP2-1000 ......................................................................... 12
Figure 2-3: Top Level Wiring Diagram ...................................................................................... 13
Figure 3-1: RCP2-1000 RM Front Panel................................................................................... 17
Figure 3-2: RCP2-1000 RM Main Menu Selections .................................................................. 19
Figure 3-3: RCP2-1000 SysInfo Page Structure ....................................................................... 20
Figure 3-4: Panel Communication Setup Sub-Menu ................................................................ 25
Figure 3-5: SSPA Setup Sub-Menu .......................................................................................... 26
Figure 3-6: Panel Setup Sub-Menu .......................................................................................... 28
Figure 3-7: Options Sub-Menu.................................................................................................. 29
Figure 5-1: RCP2-1000 remote control interface stack............................................................. 35
Figure 5-2: Basic Communication Packet ................................................................................. 36
Figure 5-3: Header Sub-Packet ................................................................................................ 36
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Figure 5-4: Data Sub-Packet .................................................................................................... 37
Figure 5-5: Trailer Sub-Packet .................................................................................................. 40
Figure 5-6: Packet Wrapper technique ..................................................................................... 41
Figure 5-7: UDP Redirect Frame Example ............................................................................... 53
Figure 5-8: Initializing Web Interface ........................................................................................ 55
Figure 6-1: Connection Description window ............................................................................. 68
Figure 6-2: Connection window ................................................................................................ 68
Figure 6-3: COM3 Properties window ....................................................................................... 69
Figure 6-4: ASCII Setup window ............................................................................................... 69
Figure 6-5: Hyperterminal example........................................................................................... 70
Figure A-1: TCP/IP Properties Window .................................................................................... 71
Figure B-1: Modular Plug Crimping Tool................................................................................... 75
Figure B-2: Transmission Line .................................................................................................. 75
Figure B-3: Ethernet Cable Pin-Outs ........................................................................................ 76
Figure B-4: Ethernet Wire Color Code Standards..................................................................... 77
Figure B-5: Wiring Using 568A Color Codes ............................................................................ 77
Figure B-6: Wiring Using 568A and 568B Color Codes ............................................................ 77
Tables
Table 1-1: RCP2-1000 RM Specification Summary.................................................................... 9
Table 2-1: Main Serial Port Pin Out .......................................................................................... 14
Table 2-2: Local Serial Port Pin Out ......................................................................................... 15
Table 2-3: Ethernet Port Pin Out............................................................................................... 15
Table 2-4: Parallel I/O Pin Out .................................................................................................. 16
Table 5-1: Command Byte Values ............................................................................................ 38
Table 5-2: Data Tag Byte Values .............................................................................................. 38
Table 5-3: Error Status Bytes.................................................................................................... 39
Table 5-4: Request Frame Structure ........................................................................................ 42
Table 5-5: Response Frame Structure...................................................................................... 42
Table 5-6: System Setting Details for RM SSPA ...................................................................... 43
Table 5-7: System Settings Data Values for RCP2-1000-RM controller................................... 45
Table 5-8: System Threshold Addressing Details (Read Only) ................................................ 46
Table 5-9: System Conditions Addressing Details .................................................................... 47
Table 5-10: ADC Data Addressing Details................................................................................ 48
Table 5-11: OSI Model for RM SSPA Ethernet IP Interface ..................................................... 54
Table 5-12: Detailed Settings for RM SSPA ............................................................................. 61
Table 5-13: Detailed Settings for RCP2-1000-RM mode (Device Type=4) .............................. 63
Table 5-14: Detailed Thresholds ............................................................................................... 64
Table 5-15: Detailed Conditions................................................................................................ 65
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Section 1: General Information
1.0 Introduction
This section provides the general information for the Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
Remote Control Panel for Rack Mount SSPAs. This section describes the supplied equipment
and safety precautions that should be followed in its use.
1.1 Description
The RCP2-1000-RM controller provides control of Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s Rack Mount
Solid State Power Amplifiers. The RCP2-1000-RM is used for standalone or 1:1 modes of
operation. An outline drawing of the RCP2-1000 is shown in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1: Outline drawing, RCP2-1000-RM
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A mimic display on the front panel indicates online and fault status of the equipment. User
interface and control is provided in three forms:
• Front Panel, Local Control
• 37-pin Parallel Control Port with Contact Closures and Opto Isolated Inputs
• Serial Data Control via RS-232 or RS-485 (2-wire)
1.2 Equipment Supplied
The following equipment is supplied with each unit:
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•
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RCP2-1000-RM Remote Control Panel (1 RU high)
(2) IEC Line Cord Sets
Operations Manual (203987) RCP2-1000-RM Remote Control Panel
Paradise Data can provide the following optional equipment:
•
•
Rack Slides
Mating cable for Rack Mount SSPA and RCP2-1000, (Part Number L201777).
1.3 Safety Considerations
Potential safety hazards exist unless proper precautions are observed when working with this
unit. To ensure safe operation, the user must follow the information, cautions and warnings
provided in this manual as well as the warning labels placed on the unit itself.
1.3.1 High Voltage Hazards
High Voltage for the purpose of this section is any voltage in excess of 30 volts. Voltages
above this value can be hazardous and even lethal under certain circumstances. Care should
be taken when working with devices that operate at high voltage.
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•
•
•
All probes and tools that contact the equipment should be properly insulated to
prevent the operator from coming into contact with the voltage.
The work area should be secure and free from non-essential items.
Operators should never work alone on high voltage devices. There should always
be another person present in the same work area to assist in the event of an emergency.
Operators should be familiar with procedures to employ in the event of an
emergency, i.e. remove all power, CPR, etc.
An AC powered unit will have 115 VAC or 230 VAC entering through the AC power
connector. Caution is required when working near this connector, the AC circuit breaker, or
the internal power supply.
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1.3.2 Electrical Discharge Hazards
A spark can not only create ESD reliability problems, it can also cause serious safety
hazards. The following precautions should be taken when there is a risk of electrical
discharge:
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•
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•
•
Follow all ESD guidelines.
Remove all flammable material and solvents from the area.
All probes and tools that contact the equipment should be properly insulated to
prevent electrical discharge.
The work area should be secure and clear from non-essential items.
Operators should never work alone on high voltage devices. There should always
be another person present in the same work area to assist in the event of an
emergency.
Operators should be familiar with procedures to employ in the event of an
emergency, i.e. remove all power, CPR, etc.
1.4 Specification Summary
Table 1-1 contains a summary of the specifications of the RCP2-1000-RM remote control
panel.
Table 1-1: RCP2-1000 RM Specification Summary
Configurations
RCP2-1000 RM; 1:1 Redundant System
Alarm Input
Closure to Ground, (Ground = OK / Open = Fault)
Parallel I/O
Status Outputs
Control Inputs
Form C Relay Contacts (10 sets)
Contact Closure to Ground
AC Input Power
85-265 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 1 A max, > 0.93 power factor
Mechanical Dimensions
1.75 in. H x 19 in. W x 13.3 in. D [1 RU]
(89 mm H x 483 mm W x 338 mm D)
Weight
5 lb (2.3 kg)
Environmental Temperature
0 - 50 °C
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Section 2: Installation
2.0 Introduction
This section provides information for the initial inspection, installation and external
connections for the RCP2-1000-RM remote control panel.
2.1 Inspection
When the unit is received, an initial inspection should be completed. First, ensure that the
shipping container is not damaged. If it is, have a representative from the shipping company
present when the container is opened. Perform a visual inspection of the equipment to make
sure that all items on the packing list are enclosed. If any damage has occurred or if items are
missing, contact:
Teledyne Paradise Datacom
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 100
State College, PA 16803
Phone: +1 (814) 238-3450
Fax: +1 (814) 238-3829
2.2 Mounting
The RCP2-1000 RM Remote Control Panel is designed to be mounted in a standard EIA 9
inch equipment rack. The depth of the unit, excluding rear panel connectors, is 13.3 inches
(338 mm). The height is 1.75 inches (89 mm) or 1 rack unit.
2.3 Storage and Shipment
To protect the RCP2-1000 during storage or shipping, use high quality commercial packing
methods. Reliable commercial packing and shipping companies have facilities and materials
to adequately repack the equipment.
2.4 RCP2-1000 Interconnects
The RCP2-1000 remote control panel includes a variety of interconnections on the rear panel
through which serial or parallel communication between it and an external amplifier is
achieved. Figure 2-1 shows a detailed drawing of the rear panel.
Figure 2-1: RCP2-1000-RM Rear Panel
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2.4.1 Prime Power
The RCP2-1000-RM Remote Control Panel is available with standard AC input power or with
the optional 48V DC input.
2.4.1.1 AC Power (J1) [IEC (F) socket connector]
The RCP2-1000-RM Remote Control Panel features a removable AC power supply module,
with connector (J1) provided on the rear panel. The AC input can operate over a range of 85265 VAC, at 47-63 Hz. An On/Off switch and a 2A 5x20mm fuse are located adjacent to the
AC input connector. An 18 AWG line cord (CE American Plug) is shipped with each unit.
Contact Teledyne Paradise Datacom Support for a replacement power supply. Figure 2-2
shows an AC Power Supply Module.
Figure 2-2: Outline Drawing, Removable AC Power Supply Module
2.4.1.2 48V Power Supply Option (J1) [MS3112E10-6P]
The RCP2-1000-RM is available with a 48V Power Supply Option, which utilizes a MS-type
connector (MS3112E10-6P) for prime power input. The connector pin-out is shown in Table 2
-1. The mating connector (MS3116F10-6S) is supplied with the unit. Current load is protected
via a 6A push-to-reset circuit breaker.
Table 2-1: 48V Power Supply Pin-Out
12
Pin
Function
A,B
+48V
C,D
-48V
E,F
GND
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Figure 2-3 shows a 48V Power Supply Module.
Figure 2-3: Outline Drawing, Removable 48V Power Supply Module
2.4.1.3 Replacing a Faulted Power Supply Module
To replace a faulted power supply module from the RCP chassis, perform the following
steps:
1. Remove power from the module to be replaced;
2. Loosen the two captured thumbscrews securing the module to the chassis;
3. Slide the module out of the chassis;
4. Unplug the quick-disconnect power pole connectors;
5. Ensure the replacement power supply is the same type as the one being
replaced;
6. Plug together the quick-connect power pole connectors;
7. Slide the module into the chassis, taking care not to pinch the power cables;
8. Tighten the two captured thumbscrews to secure the module to the chassis.
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2.4.2 Serial Main (J4) [DB9 (F) connector]
A DB9 female connector serves as primary remote control interface connector. This interface
allows the user to connect a PC to the RCP unit in order to access its advanced features as
well as access a remote SSPA unit through its serial port. Interface is re-configurable through
the front panel menu, and can be used as RS-232 or RS-485 interface (2 or 4 wires). The RS485 TX and RX pairs must be twisted for maximum transmission distance. A user configurable 120-Ohm termination resistor is provided on the same connector. Table 2-1 shows the
main serial port pin-out.
Table 2-1: Main Serial Port Pin Out
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Function Description
RS485 TX+ (HPA Transmit +)
RS485 TX- (HPA Transmit -)/RS232 TX
RS485 RX+ (HPA Receive -)/RS 232 RX
RS485 RX- (HPA Receive +)
GND
Service Request 1 Form C relay NC contact (Closed on HPA Summary Fault)
Service Request Common Form C relay common contact
Service Request 2 Form C relay NO contact (Opened on HPA Summary Fault)
120 Ohm termination (must be connected to pin 4 in order to enable termination)
2.4.3 Serial Port, Local (J5) [DB9 (M) connector]
A DB9 male connector serves as a serial interface with a remote SSPA. Interface parameters
are set by internal RCP hardware and cannot be reconfigured by user. The remote SSPA
serial interface must be properly set to provide connection with the RCP unit. Table 2-2
shows the local serial port pin-out.
Table 2-2: Local Serial Port Pin Out
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
14
Function Description
RS485 RX+
RS485 RXRS485 TXRS485 TX+
GND
No connection
No connection
No connection
120 Ohm termination (must be connected to pin 1 in order to enable termination)
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2.4.4 Program Port (J6) [DB37 (F) connector]
A DB25 male connector is used to provide on field flash re-programmability for the RCP
controller card. In order to reload controller board firmware, connect this port to the PC
Parallel port via a straight through cable.
2.4.5 Parallel I/O Connector (J7) [RJ45 connector]
A DB37 Female type connector contains a series of contact closures for monitoring remote
SSPA faults as well as opto-isolated inputs for controlling some of the SSPA functions. Inputs
react on the closure to ground. Minimal closure time - 50mS. Table 2-4 on the following page
shows details of the parallel I/O pin-out.
2.4.6 Ethernet Port (J9) [RJ45 connector]
This is a RJ45 connector with integrated magnetics and LEDs. This port becomes the primary
remote control interface when the Interface option is selected to “IPNet” as described in
Section 4.5.2.2. This feature allows the user to connect the unit to a 10/100 Base-T office
Local Area Network and have full-featured Monitor & Control functions through a web interface. See Table 2-3 for Ethernet pin outs.
Table 2-3: Ethernet Port (J9) pin outs
Pin #
1
2
3
6
4,5,7,8
Function Description
TX+
TXRX+
RXGND
Note: IP address, Gateway address, Subnet mask, IP port and IP Lock address
all need to be properly selected prior to first use.
LED lamps on the connector indicate network status. A steady Green light indicates a valid
Ethernet link; a flashing Yellow LED indicates data transfer activity (on either the Transmit
and Receive paths).
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Table 2-4: Parallel I/O Pin Out
Pin #
1
Closed on Power Supply Fault Form C relay NC
2
Open on Power Supply Fault Form C relay NO
20
Power Supply Fault Common
3
22
1. Standalone mode. Closed on Auxiliary Fault
2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on Automatic switchover mode. Form C relay NC
1. Standalone Mode. Open on Auxiliary Fault
2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on Manual switchover mode. Form C relay NO
Auxiliary Fault\Auto-Manual Common
4
Open on Mute. Form C Relay NC
5
Closed on Mute. Form C Relay NO
23
Mute Status Common
6
Closed on BUC Fault. Form C Relay NC
24
Open on BUC Fault. Form C Relay NO
25
BUC Fault Common
7
Closed on High Temperature Fault. Form C Relay NC
8
Open on High Temperature Fault. Form C Relay NO
26
High Temperature Fault Common
9
28
1. Standalone mode. Closed on Regulator Low Voltage Fault
2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on HPA Standby. Form C relay NC
1. Standalone Mode. Open on Regulator Low Voltage Fault.
2. 1:1 Redundancy Mode. Closed on HPA Online Mode. Form C relay NO
Regulator Low Voltage Fault\Standby-Online Common
10
Closed on DC Current Low Fault. Form C Relay NC
11
Open on DC Current Low Fault. Form C Relay NO
29
DC Current Low Fault Common
12
Closed on Low Output RF Fault. Form C Relay NC
30
Open on Low Output RF Fault Form C Relay NO
31
Low Output RF Fault Common
17
Mute/Unmute toggle input. 50mS Closure to ground to activate
35
SSPA Standby input. 50mS Closure to ground to activate
36
RCP Local/Remote toggle. 50mS Closure to ground to activate
37
Fault clear. 50mS Closure to ground to activate
19
Ground
21
27
34, 33,
32, 18,
16, 15,
14, 13
16
Function Description
Reserved. Make No Connection.
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2.5 Connection with Rack Mountable SSPA
The RCP2-1000-RM Remote Control Panel and Rack Mountable SSPA are linked together
through 2-wire twisted pair shielded cable (such as 24 AWG twisted pair telephone cable).
The cable should be connected between port J5 “Serial Local” of the RCP2-1000 and port J4
“M&C” connector of SSPA, as shown in Figure 2-4. Figure 2-5 on the following page shows
the complete top level wiring diagram.
RCP2-1000-RM
RCP2-1000CO
J4 SERIAL MAIN
J6 PROG
J5 SERIAL LOCAL
J7 PARALLEL I/O
RS232 or
RS485
RS485
9600 Baud
To (J4) Serial Main
C-Band
Solid State Power Amplifier
Compact Outdoor SSPA
J2 RF Out
J4 M&C
Figure 2-4: Cable connections for RCP2-1000
To achieve reliable communication over long distances an adequate line termination (120
ohm resistor between RS485+ and RS485- lines) must be provided on both ends of the cable.
The link provides data exchange through RS485 half-duplex serial interface with 9600 Baud
data rate.
Data link is peer-to-peer only; connection of a secondary SSPA or RCP2-1000-RM unit is not
possible. The RCP2-1000-RM Remote Control Panel is designed to provide remote control by
using Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s serial protocol only.
In order to achieve successful operation of the RCP2-1000-RM unit, the connected amplifier
must be configured with the following parameters: Baud Rate: 9600; Serial Interface: RS-485;
Network Address: any. Maximum cable length is 4000 feet (1.3 km).
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Figure 2-3: Top Level Wiring Diagram
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Section 3: RCP2-1000 RM
Front Panel Operation
3.0 Introduction
Control of the RCP2-1000-RM can be handled through Front Panel operation, or remotely
through Parallel or Serial communication to a computer.
For Local (front panel) operation of the controller, simply toggle the Local/Remote button until
the yellow LED indicator is illuminated on Local. When in Remote mode, the front panel
buttons will be inoperative. The indicators and LCD display will still show the status of the
system. The Local/Remote key is always operative so that the appropriate mode can be
selected. Remote operation enables the serial communication and parallel I/O control.
3.1 RCP2-1000 Front Panel Description
The RCP2-1000 front panel includes ten (10) LEDs to indicate the internal state of the SSPA.
Five (5) fault condition LEDs on left side of the front panel reflect some of the SSPA major
faults plus summary fault state. SSPA online LED will turn green when SSPA is in Online
mode (1:1 Mode) or serves as AC power indicator in standalone mode. Local/Remote and
Mute/Unmute LEDs show the current control mode and mute state of the SSPA. Figure 3-1
shows an outline of the Front Panel.
PARADISE
DATACOM
RCP2-1000
SSPA REMOTE
CONTROLLER
Figure 3-1: RCP2-1000 RM Front Panel
3.1.1 System Identification
A label on the lower left corner of the controller displays the model number and a brief
description of the unit. The serial number is located on the rear panel of the controller.
3.1.2 Fault Indicators
The fault indicator LEDs illuminate RED when the corresponding fault condition occurs. There
are fault lights for Summary, Voltage, Temperature, Current and Power Supply.
3.1.3 SSPA Online Indicator
The SSPA Online LED will turn green when the SSPA is in Online mode or serves as an AC
power indicator in standalone mode.
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3.1.4 Vacuum Fluorescent Display
The 40 character by 2 line front panel vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) provides a convenient method of selecting various operating parameters of the controller. All internal settings
can be achieved via the front panel display and menu structure. There is no need to access
the interior of the controller to adjust or reconfigure hardware settings. The VFD also provides
detailed information on fault conditions.
3.1.5 Main Menu Key
The main menu key is a convenient method for instantly returning to the VFDmain menu. No
matter what menu screen is currently displayed on the VFD, pressing this key returns the user
to the main menu, eliminating the need to scroll backward through several menu levels. See
Section 3.2 for a complete description of the Main Menu.
3.1.6 Local / Remote Key
The Local/Remote key allows the user to disable or enable the local control keypad console.
If the SSPA is in "Remote Only" mode, the unit will not react to any keystrokes except the
“Local/Remote” key.
3.1.7 Mute / Unmute Key
The Mute/Unmute key provides an easy way to change the Mute state of the remote SSPA.
3.1.8 Display Navigation Keys
The display navigation keys allow easy movement through the main menu. Up and Down
keys display the attenuation adjustment screen; Left and Right keys provide menu navigation.
3.1.9 Enter Key
The enter key is used to select a given menu item. In conjunction with the navigation keys, it
is easy to locate and select a desired function.
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3.2 Main Menu
The Main Menu organized in several functional subgroups, diagramed in Figure 3-2.
1. Sys.Info - System Information menu sublevel
2. PanelCom - Serial Communication-related settings
3. SSPA Setup - System operation-related settings
4. Panel Setup - Fault handling settings
5. Options - Backup/restore and password settings
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4.Panel Setup
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Figure 3-2: Main Menu Selections
Main Menu navigation is provided by the arrow keys [▲▼◄►] and [Enter] key on the front
panel keypad. Item selection is shown in the bottom right corner of the display. All selectable
items have a sequential number. The user can increment or decrement the selected item
number by using “Left” and “Right” buttons. Selection is finalized when the user presses the
“Enter” button. Pressing the “Main Menu” button brings the menu level to the Main Menu page
from any stage of the menu selection.
Some items within the menu structure have alternative methods for value selection. When this
type of selection is specified, the selection keys are: the [▲] and [▼] keys are used to select
numbers in x10 increments and [◄] and [►] keys for x1 increments. Selection is always
specified by special notation on the far right hand side of the display.
Note that when the "Fault Latch" option is selected (Main Menu → 4.Fault Setup → 4.Fault
Latch → 1.Enable), pressing the "Enter" button will clear all system faults under this mode.
The user can also browse between these pages by pressing the enter button on the keypad
(Note this function will not work if "Fault Latch" option is selected. Pressing the "Enter" button
will clear all system faults under this mode).
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3.2.1 Sys Info
The informative sublevel of the menu structure contains 8 pages, shown in Figure 3-3. The
“Up” and “Down” keys allow the user to navigate through the pages. Pressing the “Left” and
“Right” buttons will display the attenuation adjustment screen. Press “Enter” to return to the
first informative page.
Main
Menu
1.Sys.Info
2.PanelCom
Atten.(dB): XX.X
Alarms:XXXXXX
FrwrdRF(dBm/Watts):XX.X
Ref.RF(dBm/Watts):XX.X
PS: XXXXXX
LowRF: XXXXXX
AUX: XXXXXX VSWR: XXXXXX
5.IP Config
IPAddr:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Subnet:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Fan: XXXXXX
BUC: XXXXXX
RFSW1: XXXXXX
RFSW2: XXXXXX
State: XXXXXX
Mute: XXXXXX
Prtcl:XXXXXXX Intrfc.:XXXXX
Baud:XXXXX
Addrs:XXX
Buzzer: XXXXXX
Latch: XXXXXX
1.IPInfo
MAC:XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Port:XXXXX
Gateway:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
LockIP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
CommunityGet:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CommunitySet:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
WebPassword:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
IP Setup M enu
SysMode: XXXXXXXX Stby: XXXXXX Unit: XXXXX
Switch: XXXXXX
Ctrl: XXXXXX
Addr: XXX
PS1(V): XX.X
PS2(V): XX.X
Boost1(V): XX.X
Boost2(V): XX.X
DC(A): XXX
.
3.SSPA Setup
6.SysID
Version:XXXXXXX
SSPAID:XXXXXXXXX
SSPA ID Firmware Info M enu
Reg.Low: XXXXXX
Cur.Low: XXXXXX
Module1:XXXXXX
Module2:XXXXXX
OverTemp:XXXXXX
Temp.(C): XXX
Module3:XXXXXX
Module4:XXXXXX
4.Panel Setup
4.Panel ID
ParadiseDatacom
Version X.XX (XX)
Digicore XM128Built YY,MMM DD
Panel ID Info M enu
General System Information Menus
Figure 3-3: RCP2-1000 SysInfo Page Structure
3.2.1.1 Sys Info Page 1
This is the HPA main status information page. The page shows:
• HPA attenuation, measured in either dBm with resolution of 0.1 dBm, or Watts with
a resolution of 0.1 Watts, with a 20 dBm dynamic range from the maximum rated
output power;
• Forward RF Power, measured in either dBm with resolution of 0.1 dBm, or Watts
with a resolution of 0.1 Watts;
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•
Alarms presence, “FAULT!” or “None” will be displayed depending on the state of
HPA;
Reflected RF Power, measured in either dB with resolution of 0.1 dBm, or Watts
with a resolution of 0.1 Watts. Displays “N/A” if unavailable. See Section 3.3 for
further discussion.
3.2.1.2 Sys Info Page 2
This page shows a variety of alarm states which may be present within the HPA. Fault values
could be “Fault”, “Normal” and “N/A”.
• PS - power supply alarm, displays “Normal” if HPA power supplies are normally
operational and “Fault” if one or more power supplies failed.
• LowRF - low RF fault;
• Fan - cooling system failures;
• Aux. - Auxiliary fault condition;
• VSWR - High Reflected power fault;
• BUC - Block Up converter fault.
If the fault condition doesn’t apply to the HPA configuration it will display “N/A” for “Not Available”.
3.2.1.3 Sys Info Page 3
This page displays miscellaneous information related to the redundancy operation and the
HPA mute status.
• RFSW1 - state of RF switch 1, possible values - “Pos1”, “Pos2”, “N/A”, “Fault”;
• RFSW2 - state of RF switch 2, possible values - “Pos1”, “Pos2”, “N/A”, “Fault”;
• State - HPA online state, possible values “Online”, “Standby”;
• Mute - HPA mute state, possible values “Clear”, “Set”.
3.2.1.4 Sys Info Page 4
This page displays various HPA settings:
• Prtcl. - current HPA remote control protocol. The value can be set to “Terminal”, if
terminal mode protocol is currently active and “Normal” for string I/O type protocol.
• Baud - selected baud rate for remote control serial port. Selection: 2400, 4800,
9600, 19200, 38400;
• Intrfc. - selected serial port interface. Selection: RS232, RS485, IPNet, or SNMP.
• Addrs. - HPA remote control network address. Value could be in range from 0 to
254. Note: address 255 is reserved for global calls and shouldn't be used for an
individual unit’s addressing.
• Buzzer - Audible alarm availability. “Dis” for disabled or “Enb” for enabled.
• Latch - Fault latch option selection. “Dis” for disabled or “Enb” for enabled.
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3.2.1.5 Sys Info Page 5
Page 5 shows settings related to the HPA 1:1 Redundant System operation.
• Mode - indicates HPA operational mode. Value can be set to “Stdaln” for standalone mode and “1:1” for 1:1 redundancy mode;
• Stby. - shows HPA standby state selection. “Hot” for hot standby operation (HPA
retains unmuted state during standby period) and “Cold” for cold standby (HPA
always mutes itself in standby mode and unmutes when switched back on-line).
• Ctrl. - shows HPA control style. “Local” - both local and remote control are supported and “Remote” when only remote control provided (keypad locked);
• Switch - indicates switching style. “Auto” for automatic fault tracking/switching and
“Manual” if redundancy switching is provided by the operator.
• Unit - redundancy topological factor. “HPA1” for HPA connected to RF switch port 1
or 4 (Online Position 1 of the RF switch). “HPA2” for HPA connected to RF switch
port 2 or 3 (Online Position 2 of the RF switch).
3.2.1.6 Sys Info Page 6
This page shows the status of the HPA’s internal power supplies
• PS1(V) - main power supply 1 output voltage with resolution of 0.1V. Normal output
voltage should be in range of 11 to 13 V.
• PS2(V) - main power supply 2 output voltage.
• Boost1(V) - booster power supply 1 output voltage with resolution of 0.1V. Normal
range 24 to 30 V (typical 28V);
• Boost2(V) - booster power supply 2 output voltage.
• DC (A) - total DC current draw by RF modules from main power supply. Value
varies depending on the power level of the HPA. If the HPA is muted, current
normally drops to within the 0 to 5 A range.
3.2.1.7 Sys Info Page 7
This page shows RF module related faults and conditions.
• Regulator - RF module regulator low voltage fault. Values - “Fault” or “Normal”;
• DC Current - low DC current fault. Values - “Fault” or “Normal”;
• Temperature - high temperature fault. Values - “Fault” or “Normal”;
• Temp.(C) - internal RF module plate temperature in Celsius.
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3.2.1.8 Sys Info Page 8
This page shows individual RF module states in multi-module HPA.
If a particular module does not exist in the HPA configuration, the value shows “N/A” (not
available). Each value represents summary fault state of the individual RF module, which
includes Voltage, Current and Temperature state as well as quality of data connection with
module.
If the HPA controller card can not reliably communicate with an SSPA module; that module
will be declared faulted. This type of fault will not affect HPA overall summary fault state,
because the controller card has the ability to track RF module faults independently.
3.2.1.9 IP Info Page1
This page is available through the Panel Com Setup menu, and shows SSPA settings related
to the IP interface.
• IP Address – IP address of the SSPA. Consult your network administrator to set
this address according to your LAN configuration.
• MAC – Medium Access Control address of the SSPA Ethernet controller. This
address is factory preset.
• Subnet – IP subnet mask of the SSPA. Consult your network administrator to set
this address.
• IPPort – IP port value for the SSPA. This address is valid only when IPNet protocol
is selected. The port value should not be selected outside the existing services
range to avoid access conflict on the M&C PC end.
3.2.1.10 IP Info Page 2
This page shows SSPA settings related to the IP interface.
• Gateway – IP Gateway address. This address is used only if access to the SSPA is
provided from an outside LAN. If no such access is required, the address must be
set to 0.0.0.0
• LockIP – This address is used to increase the security measure for the IPNet
protocol. The SSPA will answer a request which comes only from a specified IP
address. Set this address value to 0.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.255 to disable this
feature.
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3.2.1.11 IP Info Page 3
This page shows SSPA settings related to the IP interface.
• CommunityGet – Security string used in SNMP protocol for Get type requests. Set
this value to match the value specified in the NMS or MIB browser. Maximum string
length is 20 alpha-numeric characters. The string allows read operation for the RM
SSPA SNMP agent.
• CommunitySet – Security string used in SNMP protocol for Set type requests. Set
this value to match the value specified in the NMS or MIB browser. For security
reasons this string must be different than the Community Get string. The maximum
string length is 20 alpha-numeric characters. The string allows write operation for
the RM SSPA SNMP agent.
Community strings are essentially passwords. The user should use the same rules for selecting them as for any other passwords: no dictionary words, spouse names, etc. An alphanumeric string with mixed upper- and lower-case letters is generally a good idea.
3.2.1.12 IP Info Page 4
This page indicates the selected password for the web page interface. A blank space
indicates that the web interface will not require a password protected login.
3.2.1.13 SysID Page
This page is available through the SSPA Setup menu, and provides information about the
SSPA MCU firmware revision level.
• Version - Firmware version loaded to the SSPA
• SSPA ID – SSPA unique serial and model number.
3.2.1.14 Panel ID Page
This page is available through the Panel Setup menu, and provides information about the
Panel firmware revision level and build date.
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
1.Protocol
1.Normal
1.2400
2.PanelCom
3.SSPA Setup
2.Baud Rate
3.Sys. Addr
2.Terminal
2.4800
4.Panel Setup
4.Interface
5.IPConfig.
1 .. 255
3.9600
4.19200
5.38400
1.RS232
2.RS485
3.IPNet
1.IPInfo
5.Options
2.Local IP
To IP Info Page
3.Subnet
4.SNMP
4.Gateway
1.Community Get
5.LocalPort
6.More
2.Community Set
3.Lock IP
Figure 3-4: Panel Communication Setup Sub-Menu
3.2.2 Panel Communication Setup Sub-Menu
This menu allows the user to select the parameters for communication between the SSPA
and any remote monitor and control station. See Figure 3-4.
3.2.2.1 Protocol
Allows the user to select the serial protocol. Available protocols are Normal (as described in
Section 5), and Terminal (as described in Section 6).
3.2.2.2 Baud Rate
Selects the desired baud rate for serial communication. Available baud rates are 2400, 4800,
9600, 19200 and 38400. The factory default Baud Rate is 9600.
3.2.2.3 System Address
Sets the network address of the controller if used on a RS-485 network. Choose 1-255. The
factory default address is 0.
Note: Changes in serial communication settings from the front panel are effective
immediately. Changes to these parameters from serial interface require that the unit be
reset in order to take effect. The units can be reset either by cycling power to the unit
or by issuing a reset command from the front panel.
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3.2.2.4 Interface
Allows the user to select between RS-232, RS-485, IPNet or SNMP communication.
3.2.2.5 IPConfig
Select between the following menu items: IP Info - to review all IP Net Settings (as described
in Section 3.2.1.9 through Section 3.2.1.12); or any of the following to adjust the existing
settings: Local IP; Subnet Mask; Default Gateway; Local Port; and, under the 6.More menu
selection, adjust the Community Get and Community Set strings and select the Lock IP
address.
Main Menu
1.Sys Info
1.Attenuation
2.Redundancy
1.Switching
1.Auto
2.Stby Select
2.Manual
1.Standby
3.StbyMode
1.Hot
2.Online
3.Mute
4.Flt.Setup
1.On
0 .. 20
2.Off
4.Status
2.Cold
1.HPA1
1.Fault+Mute
2.Fault
1.Fault+Mute
3.Alert
2.Fault
3.RFSWFault
2.Logic
1.Logic High
4.Ignore
3.Alert
2.1:1 Redundant
1.Action
2.Logic Low
1.Fault
4.Ignore
To SSPA ID Page
6.SysID
2.Aux.Fault
2.Logic
1.Logic High
5.Options
5.Mode
1.Standalone
1.BUC Fault
1.Action
2.HPA2
4.Panel Setup
3.SSPA Setup
2.PanelCom
1.Fault
4.LowRFFault
2.Alert
2.Logic Low
2.Alert
3.Ignore
4.Set Level
0 .. 60
Figure 3-5: SSPA Setup Sub-Menu
3.2.3 SSPA Setup Sub-Menu
This menu allows the user to select the attenuation, mute status, redundancy mode, and fault
setup of the connected SSPA. See Figure 3-5.
3.2.3.1 Attenuation
Allows user to set the desired attenuation between 0 and 20.0 dB.
3.2.3.2 Redundancy
Under this menu, the user may select the following redundancy settings for units in a 1:1
redundant mode.
• Switching - User may select between Auto and Manual switching.
• Standby Select - Allows user to select between Standby and Online states.
• Standby Mode - User may select either Hot Standby or Cold Standby.
• Unit Status - Allows user to select between HPA1 and HPA2.
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3.2.3.3 Mute
Allows user to Set or Clear the Mute status for the unit.
3.2.3.4 Fault Setup
This menu tree allows the user to set up the SSPA fault detection parameters.
• BUC Fault - User may select how a BUC Fault is handled. Select 1.Action to set
the fault level: choices are 1.Fault+Mute, 2.Fault, 3.Alert or 4.Ignore. Select
2.Logic to set the Fault trigger to either 1.Logic High or 2.Logic Low.
• AUX Fault - User may select how a Auxiliary Fault is handled. Select 1.Action to
set the fault level: choices are 1.Fault+Mute, 2.Fault, 3.Alert or 4.Ignore. Select
2.Logic to set the Fault trigger to either 1.Logic High or 2.Logic Low.
• RFSW Fault - User may select whether a switch fault should cause a major alarm
and attempt to switch, or simply show an alert on the front panel, the latter case
considered a minor alarm. Choose 1.Fault for a major alarm or 2.Alert for a minor
alarm.
• Low RF Fault - User may select how Low RF faults are handled. Choose between
1.Fault (Major Fault), 2.Alert (Minor Fault), and 3.Ignore (No Fault tracking). Adjust
the threshold value within 1 dBm steps by selecting the 4.Set Level menu item.
3.2.3.5 Mode
Selects the logical state machine used by the controller. Available choices are Standalone;
1:1 Redundancy; and 1:1 Phase Combined.
3.2.3.6 SysID
Retrieves the serial number and firmware version of the connected SSPA. See Section
3.2.1.13 and Figure 3-3.
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
1.Buzzer
1.Buzzer On
2.PanelCom
2.Latch
2.Buzzer Off
1.Latch Enbl.
1.Local
3.SSPA Setup
4.Panel Setup
5.Options
3.Control
4.PanelID
5.RFUnits
2.Remote
To Panel ID Page
1.dBm
2.Watts
2.Latch Dsbl.
Figure 3-6: Panel Setup Sub-Menu
3.2.4 Panel Setup Sub-Menu
This menu allows the user to select system-specific options. See Figure 3-6.
3.2.4.1 Buzzer
Toggles the audible alarm buzzer on/off. Factory default is Enabled.
3.2.4.2 Fault Latch
Determines the alarm reporting condition. A latched alarm will remain indicated on the front
panel until the operator clears the alarm by pressing the “Enter” button. Unlatched alarms will
allow the summary alarm indicator to stop displaying the alarm condition if the circumstance
creating the alarm has been cleared or corrected.
3.2.4.3 Control Mode
Selects between Local and Remote mode.
3.2.4.4 Panel ID
Displays the serial number and firmware revision of the RCP unit. See Section 3.2.1.14 and
Figure 3-3.
3.2.4.5 RF Units
Allows the user to select which unit of measurement is used in the menu displays. Choose
between Watts and dBm.
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
1.Backup
2.Restore
1.User Settings
4.Panel Setup
3.SSPA Setup
2.PanelCom
3.Lamptest
4.Password
2.Fctry Settings
1.Set
2.Clear
5.Options
5.Reset
6.LCD Light
1.Low
2.Medium
3.High
3.Change
0 .. 255
Figure 3-7: Options Sub-Menu
3.2.5 Options Sub-Menu
This menu makes available functions to backup or restore settings, set a password or the
brightness of the LCD, and test the LED lamps on the front panel. See Figure 3-7.
3.2.5.1 Backup User Settings
Allows the user to backup all settings to nonvolatile memory.
3.2.5.2 Restore
Restores saved settings, either those from a previous backup (User), or to those as shipped
from the factory (Factory).
3.2.5.3 Lamp Test
This selection activates all LED indicators on the front panel, including the Fault Indicators,
Amplifier Selection, Signal Path Mimic Display, Local/Remote Key and Auto/Manual Key.
Press “Enter” to exit the Lamp Test.
3.2.5.4 Password
Allows the user to set (Enable), change or clear (Disable) a password that prohibits others
from changing controller settings. A number from 1-255 can be selected. Use front panel
navigation keys to set the number. Up/Down arrows change the number by factors of 10. Left/
Right arrows change the number in increments of 1.
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3.2.5.5 Reset
Cycles power to the RCP2-1000.
3.2.5.6 LCD Light
For units with a liquid crystal display screen, allows the user to select the intensity of the
backlight. Select between Low, Medium and High.
3.3 Reflected Power Option on HPA
When this option is installed in the remote rack-mounted unit, the user may measure the
amount of reflected RF power present at the amplifier’s output flange, with a dynamic range
of 12 dB starting at the maximum RF output. For example, an amplifier with 50 dBm (100W)
of maximum forward RF would be capable of reading reflected power levels from 38 dBm
(6W) to 50 dBm (100W). The amount of reflected power can be viewed on the Front Panel
Display screen; press the Main Menu key and select 1.SysInfo and press the Enter key. See
Section 3.2.1.1.
3.3.1 Reflected Power Alarm
Because the reflected power circuitry is not a true VSWR measurement, but simply a
measure of absolute reflected power, it is possible to set an alarm level. The alarm level is
factory pre-set at 80% of the HPA’s rated power. For example, an amplifier with 50 dBm
(100W) of output power would have an alarm level set to 49 dBm (80W). The alarm level is
not user selectable due to possible frequent false alarms that may be generated if set at a
much lower level. The reflected power is reported to the M&C and the user can set adjustable
alarms using their M&C application.
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Section 4: Theory of Operation
4.0 Introduction
The RCP2-1000 RM was designed to provide easy Remote Monitor and Control for the
Teledyne Paradise Datacom Rack Mount Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA). The unit is
designed to fit a standard one rack unit high, 19'' wide EIA rack. The RCP2-1000 allows the
user to remotely access the Rack Mount SSPA to verify its internal conditions and provide
necessary adjustments.
4.1 Fault analysis and condition tracking
RCP2-1000 RM provides detection and display of the Rack Mount SSPA as well as provides
ability of tracking faults locally. RCP2-1000 RM outputs the following SSPA faults: Low
Regulator Voltage Fault, High Temperature Fault, Low DC Current Fault, Auxiliary Fault, RF
Switch, BUC fault (if applied) and Summary fault. Faults that are local to the RCP2-1000 RM
unit (not implemented on the SSPA itself) provide additional control over remote interface:
Low RF Fault, Power Supply Fault.
RCP2-1000 RM also provides monitoring of the various internal conditions of the remote
SSPA. These include: Base plate temperature, Power supply output voltage, SSPA DC
Current consumption, Regulator output voltage, RF Output level, Gate Drive Voltage, Muting,
Attenuation and internal redundancy control (if applied).
As an addition, some popular features are provided on the RCP2-1000 RM such as audible
alarm and fault latching. Fault output varies and is provided in different forms: relay contact
closure, front panel LED and (or) LCD indication Serial data protocol field.
4.1.1 Summary Fault
Fault reflects overall state of the remote SSPA. Only "major" faults affect the summary fault
state. Some faults may or may not affect the summary fault depending on the remote SSPA
settings as well as RCP2-1000 RM settings. Fault state signaling: Front Panel LED; Front
Panel LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C contact closure.
4.1.2 Power Supply Fault
Major fault. Fault implemented on the RCP2-1000 RM only. Remote SSPA won't track this
condition. Fault effective if the SSPA internal power supply has an output voltage lower than
10 volts. The fault threshold value is factory fixed and can't be changed by the user. Fault
state signaling: Front Panel LED; Front Panel LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C contact
closure.
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4.1.3 Voltage Regulator Output Low Fault
Fault is effective when remote SSPA internal voltage regulators drop output voltage below 8
volts. Fault always retains its last state when SSPA is muted. Fault threshold value is factory
fixed and cannot be changed by the user. Fault state signaling: Front Panel LED; Front Panel
LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C contact closure (in Standalone mode only).
4.1.4 High Temperature Fault
Fault is set when the remote SSPA's base plate reaches dangerously high temperatures.
Fault state signaling: Front Panel LED; Front Panel LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C
contact closure.
4.1.5 Low DC Current Fault
Major Fault. Fault is set when the remote SSPA indicates abnormally low current consumption. Fault always retains its last state when the SSPA is muted. Fault threshold value is factory fixed and can't be changed by the user. Fault state signaling: Front Panel LED; Front Panel
LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C contact closure.
4.1.6 Low Forward RF Fault
Fault is local to the RCP unit. Fault alerts the user when the output power falls below the
threshold value. Threshold value is adjustable by the user with 1 dBm steps. Fault handling is
adjustable by user. Selection for fault handling: Alert Only (Minor Fault), Fault (Major Fault),
Ignore (No Fault tracking); available for user through front panel menu and remote control
protocol. Fault state signaling: Front Panel LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C contact closure.
4.1.7 BUC Fault
Fault available only for Rack Mount SSPAs with the internal BUC option. In general a BUC
fault is a major fault. Fault state signaling: Front Panel LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C
relay contact closure.
4.1.8 Auxiliary Fault
User configurable fault. Fault condition occurs when HPA senses change of the state on external auxiliary fault input line. Fault effect depends from the costumer settings for this fault.
Fault state signaling: Front Panel LCD; Serial Protocol Field, Form C contact closure (in
Standalone mode only).
4.1.9 RF Switch Fault
In Redundant mode, the SSPA always tracks the position of the RF switch. The RF switch
state is displayed on the front panel LCD and via serial protocol. If the switch position for any
reason cannot reliably be determined, the SSPA declares a RF switch fault state.
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4.1.10 Serial Connection Fault
If serial communication can't be reliably established with remote SSPA unit, RCP2-1000 will
declare Serial Connection fault condition. This condition set all major alarms and the
summary state to the fault state. In addition, front panel LCD will display "No Connection!!"
sign. The sign will automatically goes away if connection been successfully reestablished. Of
course, this condition won't prevent user from browsing through RCP2-1000 menus to
observe last red parameters of the remote unit.
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Section 5: Serial Protocol
5.0 Overview
A system, which includes a RCP2-1000 Controller and a Rack Mount SSPA, can be managed
from a remote computer over a variety of remote control interfaces (see Figure 5-1). To
achieve this, the RCP2-1000 utilizes the same serial protocol as the Rack Mount SSPA with
some minor exceptions.
Remote control interface stack
10Base-T IP Interface
SNMP
HTTP Web
UDP
Serial Interface
Protocols:
1. Normal
2. Te rminal
RS485
RS232
Alarm Contact
RCP2-1000
Figure 5-1: RCP2-1000
remote control interface stack
The serial interface supports both RS-232 and RS-485 standards. The control protocol
supports two formats: the Normal serial protocol for SSPA (with some minor exceptions, as
detailed in Section 5.1); and an ASCII based protocol suitable for HyperTerminal applications
(see Section 5.3).
The Ethernet interface provides the ability to control the system through: IPNet interface (UDP
encapsulated Normal serial protocol – Section 5.4.2); SNMP V1 (Section 5.4.3) or HTTP
Web interface (Section 5.4.4).
The target SSPA unit can be accessed directly through a packet wrapping technique
described in Section 5.2.2.
When making changes to the system operation over a remote interface, keep in mind the
RCP2-1000 is not the final target for parameter changes. Requested parameter changes will
not be reflected instantly on the RCP2-1000. The controller will resend data to the SSPA and
change internal data after confirmation from the SSPA.
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Serial protocol format is set at no parity, 8 bit with 1 stop bit. Baud rate is selectable through
the front panel.
If using a Terminal mode protocol, the RCP2-1000 provides remote menu access through a
HyperTerminal program or through an actual hardware terminal.
The Ethernet interface is fixed to the 10Base-T standard. Normally, straight-through Cat5
cable is used to connect the RCP2-1100 to a network hub, and crossover Cat5 is used to
connect directly to a computer’s Ethernet port.
Upon start-up, the unit automatically is set to emulate the Paradise Datacom SSPA Protocol.
All parameters set through this protocol will be redirected to the remote SSPA. However,
some parameters can be remotely set on RCP2-1000 unit itself. In this case, device type
switch tag needs to be set appropriately. Refer to Section 4.1.5 Multiple Device Access for
more information.
5.1 Remote Control - Serial Communication
This section describes the basic serial communication protocol between the SSPA and host
computer. The amplifier will only respond to properly formatted protocol packets. The basic
communication packet is shown in Figure 5-2. It consists of a Header, Data and Trailer subpacket.
HEADER
DATA
(4 Bytes)
(6 - 32 Bytes)
TRAILER
(1 Byte)
Figure 5-2: Basic Communication Packet
5.1.1 Header Packet
The Header packet is divided into 3 sub-packets which are the Frame Sync, Destination
Address and Source Address packets (See Figure 5-3).
Frame Sync
0xAA55
HEADER
DATA
(4 Bytes)
(6 - 32 Bytes)
(2 Bytes)
Destination Address
1 Byte
TRAILER
(1 Byte)
Source Address
1 Byte
Figure 5-3: Header Sub-Packet
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5.1.1.1 Frame Sync Word
The Frame Sync word is a two byte field that marks the beginning of a packet. This value is
always 0xAA55. This field provides a means of designating a specific amplifier packet from
others that may exist on the same network. It also provides a mechanism for a node to
synchronize to a known point of transmission.
5.1.1.2 Destination Address
The destination address field specifies the node for which the packet is intended. It may be an
individual or broadcast address. The broadcast address is 0xFF. This is used when a packet
of information is intended for several nodes on the network. The broadcast address can be
used in a single device connection when the host needs to determine the address of the
amplifier. The amplifier will reply with its unique address.
5.1.1.3 Source Address
The source address specifies the address of the node that is sending the packet. All unique
addresses, except the broadcast address, are equal and can be assigned to individual units.
The host computer must also have a unique network address.
5.1.2 Data Packet
The data sub-packet is comprised of 6 to 32 bytes of information. It is further divided into seven (7) fields as shown in Figure 5-4. The first six (6) fields comprise the command preamble
while the last field is the actual data.
HEADER
DATA
(4 Bytes)
(6 - 32 Bytes)
COMMAND PREAMBLE
Protocol ID
1 Byte
Request ID
1 Byte
Command
1 Byte
TRAILER
(1 Byte)
DATA FIELD
Error Status / Data Length
Data Tag
Data Address
1 Byte
1 Byte
1 Byte
Command Data Sub Structure
0 - 26 Bytes
Figure 5-4: Data Sub-Packet
5.1.2.1 Protocol ID
This field provides backward compatibility with older generation equipment protocol. It should
normally be set to zero. This field allows the amplifier to auto-detect other firmware versions.
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5.1.2.2 Request ID
This is an application specific field. The amplifier will echo this byte back in the response
frame without change. This byte serves as a request tracking feature.
5.1.2.3 Command
This one byte field tells the receiver how to use the attached data. There are only four (4)
possible values for this field. The sender and receiver are limited to two commands. For
example: if the sender issued “Set Request” command, receiver must answer with “Get
Request” and “Get Response” form of the command. The byte value for each command is
given in Table 5-1.
Table 5-1: Command Byte Values
Command Name
Command Byte Value
Set Request
Get Request
Set Response
0
1
2
Get Response
3
5.1.2.4 Data Tag
The data tag specifies the type of internal resource of information needed to be accessed on
the amplifier. The data associated with certain tags is read only. Therefore, only the “Get”
command byte would be associated with these data tags. The data tag byte values are given
in Table 5-2.
Table 5-2: Data Tag Byte Values
Tag Name
40
DataTag
Byte Value
Minimum
valid length
of the Data
Field
Description
System
Settings Tag
0
1 Byte
This tag allows accessing various system settings on
remote unit. Host access status: Full Read/Write access.
Settings can be modified at any time. Some of the settings
may require hardware reset of the remote RCP unit.
System
Thresholds Tag
1
2 Bytes
This tag allows access to the critical unit thresholds. Host
access status: Full Read/Write access. New thresholds are in
effect immediately after change.
System
Conditions Tag
3
1 Byte
This tag allows access to the unit’s internal conditions flags,
such as fault status or current system status. Host access
status: Read only. This type of the data can not be set or
modified remotely.
ADC Channels
Access Tag
4
2 Bytes
This tag allows access to the unit’s internal Analog to Digital
converter. Host access status: Read only. This type of the
data cannot be set or modified remotely.
Reserved
2
N/A
This tag is reserved and not used for RCP2 applications.
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5.1.2.5 Error Status / Data Address
This byte is a tag extension byte and specifies the first data element of the tagged data. If the
Data Length is more than 1 byte, then all subsequent data fields must be accessed starting
from the specified address. For example, if the requester wants to access the amplifier’s
unique network address, it should set data tag 0 (Systems settings tag) and data address 8
(see Systems Settings Details table). If the following Data Length field is more than one (1),
then all subsequent Settings will be accessed after the Unique Network Address. When the
Response Frame Data Address is omitted, this byte position is replaced with the Error Status
fields. The various error codes are given in Table 5-3. Note that the Request and Response
frames are different.
Table 5-3: Error Status Bytes
Error Code name
No Errors
Data Frame Too
Big
Byte
Value
0
Possible Cause
Normal Condition, no errors detected
1
Specified Data length is to big for RCP2 buffer to accept
No Such Data
2
Specified Data Address is out off bounds for this tag data
Bad Value
3
Specified value not suitable for this particular data type
Read Only
4
Originator tried to set a value which has read only status
Bad Checksum
5
Trailer checksum not matched to calculated checksum
Unrecognizable
error
6
Error presented in incoming framed, but RCP unit failed to
recognize it. All data aborted.
5.1.2.6 Data Length
This byte contains different information for Request and Response frames. In a Request
frame, it specifies the number of data bytes that are to be accessed starting from the first byte
of the value specified in the Data Address byte. That byte must not exceed the maximum data
bytes from a particular tag. The maximum data length for the Settings tag is 26 bytes. The
maximum data length for the System Threshold tag is six (6) bytes.
5.1.2.7 Data Field
The actual data contained in the packet must be placed in this field. The “Get Request” type
of command must not contain any Data Field. Any “Get Request” will be rejected if any data is
present in the Data Field. Generally, the Bad Checksum error code will be added to the
response from the amplifier if the word size of the information is 16-bits or 2-bytes. Each data
word is placed in the frame with its least significant byte first. All data with length of 2 bytes
must be represented as integer type with maximum value range from 32767 to (-32767).
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5.1.3 Trailer Packet
The trailer component contains only one (1) byte called the Frame Check Sequence (See
Figure 5-5).
HEADER
DATA
(4 Bytes)
(6 - 32 Bytes)
TRAILER
(1 Byte)
FRAME CHECK
Checksum
1 Bytes
Figure 5-5: Trailer Sub-Packet
5.1.3.1 Frame Check
The Frame Check field provides a checksum during packet transmission. This value is computed as a function of the content of the destination address, source address and all Command Data Substructure bytes.
In general, the sender formats a message frame, calculates the check sequence, appends it
to the frame, then transmits the packet. Upon receipt, the destination node recalculates the
check sequence and compares it to the check sequence embedded in the frame. If the check
sequences are the same, the data was transmitted without error. Otherwise an error has
occurred and some form of recovery should take place. In this case, the amplifier will return a
packet with the “Bad Checksum” error code set. Checksums are generated by summing the
value of each byte in the packet while ignoring any carry bits.
A simple algorithm is given as:
Chksum=0
FOR byte_index=0 TO byte_index=packet_len-1
Chksum=(chksum+BYTE[byte_index]) MOD 256
NEXT byte_index
5.1.4 Timing issues
There is no maximum specification on the inter-character spacing in messages. Bytes in messages to amplifier units may be spaced as far apart as you wish. The amplifier will respond as
soon as it has collected enough bytes to determine the message. Generally, there will be no
spacing between characters in replies generated by unites. The maximum length of the packet sent to the amplifier node should not exceed 64 bytes, including checksum and frame sync
bytes. Inter-message spacing must be provided for good data transmission. The minimum
spacing should be as long as the time required for transmitting five (5) bytes at the current
baud rate. This time is required for the controller to detect a “Line Cleared” condition with half
duplex communications.
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5.2 Access SSPA subsystem through Packet Wrapper technique
Features introduced in firmware version 4.03 allow send requests directly to a remote SSPA
subsystem. In this mode, the RCP redirects requests from its Serial Main or Ethernet port to
its Local serial port, connected to the SSPA (see Figure 5-6). Packet wrapper requests are
associated with longer response times, which have to be accounted in the host M&C
software. This mode can be useful for advanced remote diagnostic of the attached SSPA
subsystem.
All Packet Wrapper request frames must be “Data Set” command requests. Each frame
intended for redirection must be included in request packet Data Fields. Packet Wrapping
frame M&C should follow the same rules as for any other request frames with one exclusion
— the Data Address field will represent the number of bytes expected back from the remote
SSPA. These bytes will be redirected back to the Host M&C in the Data Field response packet. The response packet will not be sent until the specified number of bytes is collected in the
RCP2 buffer.
Maximum length of the data fields in both directions should not exceed 32 bytes. In the
diagram represented in Figure 5-6, Request frame A is the Packet Wrapper frame. It contains
Request frame B, intended to be redirected to the remote SSPA.
Request Frame A
Header
4 Bytes
Host PC
Protocol ID
0
Request ID
0 to 255
Command
0-1
Data Tag
6
Command Preamble
6 Bytes
Response Length
n = 11 + m
Request Frame B
11 to 11 + n Bytes
Trailer Checksum
1 Byte
Data Length
11 to 11 + m
Request Frame B
Response Frame A
Request Frame A
Header
4 Bytes
Protocol ID
0
Request ID
0 to 255
Command
0-1
Data Tag
0-4
Command Preamble
6 Bytes
Data Address
0 to 255
Data Field
0 to m Bytes
Trailer Checksum
1 Byte
Data Length
m = 1 to 128
J4 Main or
J9 Ethernet
RCP
J5 Local
Propogation Delay 1-50 mS
Response Frame A
Propogation Delay 1-50 mS
Response Frame B
Request Frame B
Header
4 Bytes
Protocol ID
0
Request ID
0 to 255
Command
2-3
Data Tag
6
Command Preamble
6 Bytes
Error Status
0 to 5
ResponseFrame B
11 + n Bytes
Trailer Checksum
1 Byte
Data Length
11 + m
Response Frame B
Header
4 Bytes
SSPA Chassis
Protocol ID
0
Request ID
0 to 255
Command
2 -3
Data Tag
0-4
Command Preamble
6 Bytes
Error Status
0 to 5
Data Field
m Bytes
Trailer Checksum
1 Byte
Data Length
m = 1 to 128
Propogation Delay 1-10 mS
Figure 5-6: Packet Wrapper technique
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Table 5-4: Request Frame Structure
Byte position
Byte Value (Hex)
Description
1
0xAA
Frame Sync 1
2
0x55
Frame Sync 2
3
Destination Address
-//-
4
Source Address
-//-
5
Protocol Version
Protocol compatibility hole, must be set to 0
6
Request ID
Service Byte
7
Command
0, Set Request; 1, Get Request
8
Data Tag
0, System Settings; 1, System Thresholds; 2, Temp. Sensor Settings;
3, Conditions; 4, ADC Data; 5, Raw NVRAM/RAM Data
9
Data Address
10
Data Length
11+N
Data
11+N+1
Checksum
Setting number, Sensor command, EEPROM address
Total length of the data, valid values 1-30
Actual Data
Dest. Address + Source Address + Protocol Version + Request ID +
Command + Data Tag + Data Address + Data Length + Data
Table 5-5: Response Frame Structure
Byte position
Byte Value (Hex)
Description
1
0xAA
Frame Sync 1
2
0x55
Frame Sync 2
3
Destination Address
-//-
4
Source Address
-//-
5
Protocol Version
Protocol compatibility hole, must be set to 0
6
Request ID
Service Byte
7
Command
2, Set Response; 3, Get Response
8
Data Tag
0, System Settings; 1, System Thresholds; 2, Temp. Sensor Settings;
3, Conditions; 4, ADC Data; 5, Raw NVRAM/RAM Data
9
Error Status
0, No Errors; 1, Too Big; 2, No Such Data; 3, Bad Value; 4, Read Only; 5, Bad Checksum; 6, Unrecognized Error
10
Data Length
Total length of the data, valid values 1-30
11+N
Data
11+N+1
Checksum
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Actual Data
Dest. Address + Source Address + Protocol Version + Request ID +
Command + Data Tag + Data Address + Data Length + Data
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Table 5-6: System Setting Details for RM SSPA
Min. Data
Length
(bytes)
Description
0
1
Device Type
(read only)
1
1
System Operational
Mode Designator
2
1
System Switch Mode Auto = 0; Manual = 1
3
1
Control Mode
4
1
Fan Speed
5
1
Mute
6
1
Serial Protocol
Select
7
1
Baud Rate
8
1
Network Address
9
1
Serial Interface
RS232 = 0; RS485 = 1; IPNet = 2 (Version 2.50*); SNMP = 3
(Version 4.00*)
10
1
Auxiliary Fault
Handling
Disable Fault Checking = 0; Major Fault = 1; Minor Fault = 2;
Major Fault + SSPA Mute = 3
11
1
Auxiliary Fault
Logic
Fault on Logic High = 0; Fault on Logic Low = 1
12
1
RF Switch Fault
Handling
13
1
Fault Latch
Disable = 0; Enable = 1
14
1
BUC Fault
Handling
Disable Fault Checking = 0; Major Fault = 1; Minor Fault = 2;
Major Fault + SSPA Mute = 3
15
1
BUC Fault Logic
Fault on Logic High = 0; Fault on Logic Low = 1
16
1
User Password
Valid Values = 0 - 255
17
1
Unit Startup State
Standby = 0; Online = 1
18
1
Buzzer
Disable = 0; Enable = 1
19
1
Menu Password
Protection
Disable = 0; Enable = 1
20
1
RF Units
dBm = 0; Watts = 1 (Version 3.40*)
21
1
Standby Mode
Hot Standby = 0; Cold Standby = 1
22
1
HPA Status
23
1
Priority Select
1:2 mode only
Data
Address
Limits and valid values
Reserved=0; RM SSPA=1; CO SSPA=2;
RCP2/FPRC=3; RCP2-1000-CO=4;
RCP2-1000-RM=5; RCP2-1000-RCP=6;
VSAT BUC=7 (Version 4.00*)
Standalone Mode = 0; 1:1 Mode = 1; 1:2 Mode = 2 (Version
3.10*)
Local = 0; Remote = 1
Low = 0; High = 2; Auto = 3
Mute off = 0; Mute on = 1
Normal = 0; Terminal Mode = 1
9600 = 0; 2400 = 1; 4800 = 2; 19200 = 3; 38400 = 4
Valid Values: 0 - 255
Disable Fault Checking; Major Fault = 1; Minor Fault = 2;
Switchover Mute = 3
HPA1 = 0; HPA2 = 1; HPA3 = 2 (Version 3.10*; 1:2 mode
only)
Pol1 = 0; Pol2 = 1 (Version 3.10*)
* Version numbers listed indicate the version in which the listed feature was introduced.
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Table 5-6: System Setting Details (continued from previous page)
Data
Address
Min. Data
Length
(bytes)
Description
24
1
Low Forward RF
Fault Handling
Disable fault checking = 0; Major Fault = 1; Minor Fault = 2
25
1
High Reflected RF
Fault Handling
Disable fault checking = 0; Major Fault = 1; Minor Fault = 2
26
1
SSPA Attenuation
Valid values = 0 - 200; 0.1 dBm per 1 value
27
1
Low Forward RF Threshold
28
1
29
1
IP Address Byte 1 (MSB)
30
1
IP Address Byte 2
31
1
IP Address Byte 3
32
1
IP Address Byte 4
33
1
IP Gateway Byte 1
34
1
IP Gateway Byte 2
35
1
IP Gateway Byte 3
36
1
IP Gateway Byte 4 (LSB)
37
1
Subnet Mask Byte 1 (MSB)
38
1
Subnet Mask Byte 2
39
1
Subnet Mask Byte 3
40
1
Subnet Mask Byte 4 (LSB)
41
1
Receive IP Port Byte 1 (MSB)
42
1
Receive IP Port Byte 2 (LSB)
43
1
IP Lock Address Byte 1
(MSB)
44
1
IP Lock Address Byte 2
45
1
IP Lock Address Byte 3
46
1
IP Lock Address Byte 4 (LSB)
47
1
Limits and valid values
Valid values = 0 - 80; 1 dBm per 1 value
High Reflected RF Threshold Valid values = 0 - 80; 1 dBm per 1 value
Field available only for RM SSPA with
Ethernet IP Option (See Table 5-8, Field 20
Digital Core Board ID Byte for details)
(Version 2.50*)
N+1 disabled = 0; Array of two SSPAs = 2;
Array of four SSPAs = 4; Array of eight SSPAs = 8;
Array of 16 SSPAs = 16;
Any other numeric value is invalid. (Version 4.20*)
N+1 Array Size
48
1
N+1 Priority Address
49
1
N+1 Auto Gain Option
Valid addresses for array size 2: 1 to 2;
Valid addresses for array size 4: 1 to 4;
Valid addresses for array size 8: 1 to 8;
Valid addresses for array size 16: 1 to 16; (Version 4.20*)
Auto Gain Off = 0; Auto Gain On = 1 (Version 4.20*);
Keep Alive = 2 (Version 4.67*); FlexGain = 3 (Version 4.78)*
* Version numbers listed indicate the version in which the listed feature was introduced.
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Table 5-7: System Settings Data Values for RCP2-1000-RM controller
Data
Address
# Bytes
Description
Limits and Byte Values
Device Type
(Note: Changing device type will RM SSPA = 1;
change parameters table. This RCP2-1000-RM = 5
table is for Device Type 5 RCP21000-RM
0
1
1-2
2
Reserved
3
1
Control Mode
4
1
LCD back light intensity
5
1
Reserved
6
1
Main serial port protocol
7
1
Main serial port baud rate
8
1
Network Address
9
1
10
1
Fiberlink interface
11 - 12
2
Reserved
13
1
Fault Latch
14 - 15
2
Reserved
16
1
Menu Password
17
1
Reserved
18
1
Audible Alarm Buzzer
Disable = 0; Enable = 1
19
1
Menu Password Protection
Disable = 0; Enable = 1
20
1
RF Units (LCD Menu only)
dBm = 0; Watts = 1
21-23
3
Reserved
24
1
Low Forward RF (RCP2-1000
only)
25-26
2
Reserved
27
1
Low Forward RF threshold
(RCP2-1000 only)
28
1
Reserved
29 - 32
4
IP Address (MSB – LSB)
33 - 25
4
IP Gateway (MSB – LSB)
36 - 40
4
Subnet Mask (MSB – LSB)
41 - 42
2
Receive IP Port (MSB – LSB)
43 - 46
4
IP Lock Address (MSB – LSB)
-//Local = 0; Remote = 1
Off = 0; Low = 1; Medium = 2; High = 3
Normal = 0; Terminal = 1
9600 = 0; 2400 = 1; 4800 = 2; 19200 = 3; 38400 = 4
Valid Values = 0 .. 254
Type of remote control interface RS232 = 0; RS485 = 1; IPNet = 2; SNMP = 3
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Off = 0; On = 1
-//Disable = 0; Enable = 1
-//Valid Values = 0 .. 255
-//-
-//Disable = 0; Major Fault = 1; Minor Fault = 2
-//Valid values = 0..80 dBm 1dBm per 1 Value
-//Settings required for normal operation
of IP interface.
Consult network administrator for proper setup.
All settings physically located on the RCP2-1000 unit.
Changes to these settings effective
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Table 5-8: System Threshold Addressing Details (Read Only)
Data
Address
Min. Data
Length
(bytes)
Description
1
2
Forward RF power
If RF Units (Table 5-6, Data Address 20) = 0,
then 0.1 dBm per 1 value; If RF Units = 1, then
0.1 Watt per 1 value (Version 3.40*)
2
2
Reflected RF power
If RF Units (Table 5-6, Data Address 20) = 0,
then 0.1 dBm per 1 value; If RF Units = 1, then
0.1 Watt per 1 value (Version 3.40*)
3
2
SSPA DC Current
0.2 A per 1 value; Value will return (-100) if reading is not available at this time.
4
2
Main Power Supply 1
Output Voltage
0.1 V per 1 value; Value will return (-100) if reading is not available at this time.
5
2
Main Power Supply 2
Output Voltage
0.1 V per 1 value; Value will return (-100) if reading is not available at this time.
6
2
Booster Power Supply 1
Output Voltage
0.1 V per 1 value; Value will return (-100) if reading is not available at this time.
7
2
Booster Power Supply 2
Output Voltage
0.1 V per 1 value; Value will return (-100) if reading is not available at this time.
8
2
SSPA Core Temperature
1 °C per 1 value; Value will return (-100) if reading is not available at this time.
Limits and valid values
* Version numbers listed indicate the version in which the listed feature was introduced.
Note: In general, data length must be at least two (2) bytes to form an integer;
the lower byte must come first. If an odd number of bytes arrived, the last data
byte in the packet will be saved as the lower part of the integer; the upper part
will be 0 by default.
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Table 5-9: System Conditions Addressing Details
Data
Address
Min. Data
Length
(bytes)
Description
Limits and valid values
1
1
SSPA Summary Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1
2
1
Power Supply Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1
3
1
High Temperature Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1
4
1
Low Regulator Voltage Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1
5
1
Low DC Current Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1
6
1
Auxiliary Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2
7
1
BUC Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2
8
1
Module 1 Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2;
Link Error = 3
9
1
Module 2 Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2;
Link Error = 3
10
1
Module 3 Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2;
Link Error = 3
11
1
Module 4 Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2;
Link Error = 3
12
1
Fan Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2
13
1
Low Forward RF Fault
No Fault = 0;
Fault = 1;
N/A. = 2
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Table 5-9: System Conditions Addressing Details (continued)
Data
Address
Min. Data
Length
(bytes)
Description
Limits and valid values
14
1
High Reflected RF Fault
15
1
RF Switch 1 Position
Fault = 1; N/A = 2; Pos1 = 3; Pos2 = 4
16
1
RF Switch 2 Position
Fault = 1; N/A = 2; Pos1 = 3; Pos2 = 4
17
1
Optional Faults Port Byte 1
Valid value range = 0 .. 255
18
1
Optional Faults Port Byte 2
Valid value range = 0 .. 255
19
1
I/O Board ID Byte
Bit 0 = 0; Bit 1 = 0; 1 Module Rack
Bit 0 = 0; Bit 1 = 1; 2 Module Rack
Bit 0 = 1; Bit 1 = 1; 4 Module Rack
Bit 2 to Bit 6 = Board Hardware Version
Bit 7 = 0, Internal Power Supply
Bit 7 = 1, External Power Supply
20
1
Digital Core Board ID Byte
No Ethernet Support = 0;
Ethernet Support Version 1 = 1
(Ethernet/UDP/Normal protocol only)
21
1
Unit Standby State
No Fault = 0; Fault = 1; N/A. = 2
Standby = 0;
Online = 1
Table 5-10: ADC Data Addressing Details
Data
Min. Data
Address Length
(bytes)
50
Description
Limits and valid values
0
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 0 Reserved for future expansion
1
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 1 Reserved for future expansion
2
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 2 Reserved for future expansion
3
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 3 Reflected RF Power. Valid range 0-1023
4
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 4 Main power supply 1 output voltage 15 mV per 1
value. Valid range 0-1023
5
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 5 Main power supply 2 output voltage 15 mV per 1
value. Valid range 0-1023
6
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 6 Booster power supply 1 output voltage 36 mV per
1 value. Valid range 0-1023
7
2
Current Value of ADC Channel 7 Booster power supply 2 output voltage 36 mV per
1 value. Valid range 0-1023
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Assumptions:
Unit unique network address = 5;
PC Host unique network address = 10;
Request ID = 111;
Unit attached to the serial line;
PC request string:
Byte
Count
Bytes
1
170
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
85
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
5
Destination Address of Unit
4
10
Source Address of Request Originating PC Host
5
0
Protocol Version Compatibility. Field must always be “0”.
6
111
7
1
Command field for “Get” type of the request
8
0
“System Settings” tag indicates which data from respondent required
in response frame
9
1
Data Address field indicates the beginning data address inside of the
“System Settings” data set to 1 (first element)
10
28
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the “System
Settings” requested from the unit
11
156
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 10
Description
Request ID byte is set by originator, will be echoed back by
respondent.
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SSPA response string:
Byte
Count
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
52
Bytes
Description
170
85
10
5
0
111
3
0
Frame Sync Byte 1
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address of PC request originator
Source address of the respondent
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
Echo of the Originator's Request ID byte
Command field for "Get" type of the response
System Settings tag indicates which data from respondent included in response frame
9
0
Data Address field omitted and replaced with Error status code. 0 in this field indicates
absence of errors
10
28
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the "System Settings" requested
from SSPA
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
207
Data field 1 contains data element 1 of the "System Settings"
Data field 2 contains data element 2 of the "System Settings"
Data field 3 contains data element 3 of the "System Settings"
Data field 4 contains data element 4 of the "System Settings"
Data field 5 contains data element 5 of the "System Settings"
Data field 6 contains data element 6 of the "System Settings"
Data field 7 contains data element 7 of the "System Settings"
Data field 8 contains data element 8 of the "System Settings"
Data field 9 contains data element 9 of the "System Settings"
Data field 10 contains data element 10 of the "System Settings"
Data field 11 contains data element 11 of the "System Settings"
Data field 12 contains data element 12 of the "System Settings"
Data field 13 contains data element 13 of the "System Settings"
Data field 14 contains data element 14 of the "System Settings"
Data field 15 contains data element 15 of the "System Settings"
Data field 16 contains data element 16 of the "System Settings"
Data field 17 contains data element 17 of the "System Settings"
Data field 18 contains data element 18 of the "System Settings"
Data field 19 contains data element 19 of the "System Settings"
Data field 20 contains data element 20 of the "System Settings"
Data field 21 contains data element 21 of the "System Settings"
Data field 22 contains data element 22 of the "System Settings"
Data field 23 contains data element 23 of the "System Settings"
Data field 24 contains data element 24 of the "System Settings"
Data field 25 contains data element 25 of the "System Settings"
Data field 26 contains data element 26 of the "System Settings"
Data field 27 contains data element 27 of the "System Settings"
Data field 28 contains data element 28 of the "System Settings"
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 38
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5.4 Terminal Mode Serial Protocol for Paradise Datacom SSPA
Teledyne Paradise Datacom equipment utilizes Terminal Mode Serial Protocol (TMSP) as a
secondary serial protocol for Management and Control through a Remote Serial Interface.
TMSP allows the user to access internal SSPA functions via a remote ASCII Terminal or its
equivalent (such as HyperTerminal for Windows). TMSP is accomplished through either the
RS-232 or RS-485, half duplex, serial communication link. US ASCII encoded character
strings are used to represent commands and data massages.
A remote terminal or controller initiates a communication session and the SSPA Terminal
takes action and returns a report of requested status. The SSPA terminal will not initiate
communication and will transmit data only when commanded to do so. Prior to establishing
the session with the SSPA Terminal, this mode must be enabled through the SSPA front
panel menu.
The remote terminal must be configured with serial settings that match the SSPA’s serial port
settings. For example, if the SSPA is set at 9600 Baud, the remote terminal must be also
configured as ASCII terminal at 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 bit data with 1 stop bit serial
connection. The SSPA will not echo back any incoming characters, so local echo must be
enabled on the remote terminal.
To establish a remote control session with the SSPA terminal, the user must type:
UNIT#XXX
in the terminal window (all letters must be in upper case), where XXX is the RM SSPA unique
network address or the global call address (255). Press the "Enter" key on Remote Terminal
keyboard.
The SSPA should answer with words "Unit#XXX OnLine" with the first menu screen on the
following lines. After a remote session is successfully established, the unit will stay connected
as long as needed. The session interface mimics the SSPA's front panel menu. To help the
user navigate through the menu, the help string with the list of active keys always follows the
menu strings. For example:
"Active Keys:(U)p+Enter;(D)own+Enter;(C)lrearFlt; (M)enu+Enter; (E)nd+Enter"
will be the last transmission string on all informative menu screens.
Note: all letters must be in upper case!
To refresh current screen on the Remote Terminal simply press "Enter" key. To end a session
with RM SSPA, press "E" and then "Enter" keys.
Important! If multiple SSPA units are networked on the same serial link. DO NOT
ESTABLISH A SESSION WITH MORE THAN ONE SSPA AT THE SAME TIME. If
you do so you will not get any valid answer from the SSPA!
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5.5 Ethernet Interface
5.5.1 Overview
The RCP2-1000 Ethernet port (J9) supports several IP network protocols to provide a full
featured remote M&C interface over an Ethernet LAN.
•
•
•
IPNet protocol — redirection of standard Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC serial
protocol over UDP transport layer protocol. This protocol is fully supported in
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC’s Universal M&C software.
SNMPv1 protocol — protocol intended for integration into large corporate NMS
architectures.
HTTP Web interface — designed to allow platform independent remote control
function for a single RCP2-1000 unit
In order to utilize either of the protocols listed above, the relevant interface option has to be
turned on. Refer to Section 5.5.2 (Setting IPNet interface), Section 5.5.3 (Configuring unit to
work with SNMP protocol) and Section 5.5.4 Web interface for details.
Of course, standard IP level functions such as ICMP Ping and ARP are supported as well.
There is currently no support for dynamic IP parameters settings (DHCP).
5.5.2 IPNet Interface
5.5.2.1 General Concept
Satcom system integrators are recognizing the benefits of an Ethernet IP interface. These
benefits include:
•
•
•
•
Unsurpassed system integration capabilities;
Widely available and inexpensive set of support equipment (network cable; network
hubs);
Ability to control equipment over Internet;
Ease of use
Implementation of the raw Ethernet interface is not practical due to the limitations it places on
M&C capabilities by the range of a particular LAN. It is more practical to use an Ethernet
interface in conjunction with the standard OSI (Open System Interconnect) model to carry a
stack of other protocols. In an OSI layered stack, an Ethernet interface can be represented as
a Data Link layer. All upper layers are resolved through a set of IP protocols. In order to keep
data bandwidth as low as possible (which is important when M&C functions are provided
through a low-bandwidth service channel) the IP/UDP protocol set is used as the Network/
Transport layer protocol on Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPAs.
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) was chosen over TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
because it is connectionless; that is, no end-to-end connection is made between the
RCP2-1000 unit and controlling workstation when datagrams (packets) are exchanged.
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Paradise Datacom provides a Windows TM-based control application to establish UDP-based
Ethernet communication with the RCP2-1000. The control application manages the exchange
of datagrams to ensure error-free communication. An attractive benefit of UDP is that it
requires low overhead resulting in minimal impact to network performance. The control
application sends a UDP request to RCP2-1000 unit and waits for response. The length of
time the control application waits depends on how it is configured. If the timeout is reached
and the control application has not heard back from the agent, it assumes the packet was lost
and retransmits the request. The number of the retransmissions is user configurable.
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCP2-1000 Ethernet IP interface can use UDP ports from 0
to 65553 for sending and receiving. The receiving port needs to be specified through the front
panel menu. For sending, it will use the port from which the UDP request originated. Of
course, it is up to the user to select an appropriate pair of ports that are not conflicting with
standard IP services. Paradise Datacom recommends usage of ports 1038 and 1039. These
ports are not assigned to any known application.
As an application layer protocol (which actually carries meaningful data), the standard
RCP2-1000 serial protocol was selected. This protocol proves to be extremely flexible and
efficient. It is also media independent and can be easily wrapped into another protocol data
frame. An example of the UDP frame with encapsulated Teledyne Paradise Datacom protocol
frame is shown on Figure 5-9.
UDP Header
(8 bytes)
SSPA Serial Protocol Frame
(11+N Bytes, 0<N<128)
CRC 16
checksum
Figure 5-7: UDP Redirect Frame Example
This set of Ethernet IP protocols is currently supported by Teledyne Paradise Datacom
Universal M&C package (SSPA). The software package is supplied on CD with the controller
unit, or can be downloaded from the company web site, http://www.paradisedata.com.
5.5.2.2 Setting IPNet interface
All IP-related menu items are consolidated under “Main Menu” → “2.Panel Com”.
Prior to enabling the Ethernet IP interface, the following IP parameters need to be set: IP Port
address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, Receive IP Port and IP lock address. The IP Lock
address is a security measure. Setting this parameter either to 255.255.255.255 or 0.0.0.0 will
allow any host to control the RCP2-1000. Setting the parameter to the specific address of the
remote host will lock RCP2-1000 access to this host. Packets received from other hosts will
be ignored. For other parameters (IP address, Gateway, Subnet, IP port) contact your network system administrator for assistance.
Important! If you are planning to access the RCP2-1000 through the Internet, you
must exercise the appropriate security measures. It is strongly recommended to
put RCP2-1000 units behind a protective Firewall or set up a VPN link for remote
access.
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Table 5-11: OSI Model for RM SSPA Ethernet IP Interface
OSI Layer Protocol
Application
Notes
Paradise Datacom
Frame structure described in Section 5.1 and
RCP2-1000 serial protocol Section 5.2
UDP
Connectionless transport service. MTU on target PC
must be set to accommodate largest SSPA Serial
Protocol Frame. Set MTU to a value larger than 127
bytes.
Network
IP
ARP, RARP and ICMP Ping protocols
supported
by RM SSPA controllers. Static IP Address only, no
DHCP support.
Data Link
Ethernet
10/100 Base-T Network
Physical
Standard CAT5 (CAT 6)
Network Cable
Maximum node length 100 m
Transport
After selecting the IP parameters, you may turn on IP interfaces through front panel:
“Main Menu” → “2.Panel Com” → “4.Interface” → “3.IPNet” (Enter).
Ethernet Interface is now the primary remote control interface and the RS-232/485 Main port
is disabled. You may adjust any IP settings when the IPNet interface is turned on as needed
without losing your IP link. All new settings will become effective only after a RCP2-1000
controller hardware reset (“Main Menu” → “5.Options” → “6.Reset” or cycle power to the unit).
To disable the Ethernet port and enable the RS232/485 port:
“Main Menu” → “2.Panel Com” → “4.Interface” → “1.RS232” (Enter) or “2.RS485” (Enter).
Important! At present, the RCP2-1000 controller supports only one remote
control protocol selection through its Ethernet interface port. This protocol is
referred to as "Normal" on the front panel LCD display (See Section 3.1 - 3.6). If
the protocol selection is set differently (Terminal or Locus), the controller will
force its protocol selection to "Normal".
The RCP2-1000 Ethernet port can be connected to a network hub through straight through
network cable or directly to a work station NIC card through a null-modem or cross-over cable
(Rx and Tx lines are crossed). As soon as an Ethernet interface has been selected as the primary interface, you should be able to verify the network connection to the unit by using the
Ping command from your host workstation.
To do so on a Windows based PC, open a Command Prompt window and type PING and the
dot delimited IP address of the RCP2-1000, then press the Enter key. If the unit is successfully found on the network, the request statistic will be displayed.
PING XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
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If the unit does not answer on the ping command, check all hardware connections and verify
that the IP settings on your host workstation and the RCP2-1000 match your network
parameters. On a Windows-based PC you may also check ARP table entries. The new IP
address of the RCP2-1000 may be set to another PC or network equipment with a different
MAC address. Open a Command Prompt window and type "ARP -a”, the press Enter. The
current table will be displayed. If you see the RCP2-1000 IP address entry in the table,
delete it by issuing the command "ARP -d XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX” and press Enter.
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IP address of the RCP2-1000 unit). Now try the PING command
again. More information about how to set up a network connection with the RCP2-1000 can
be found in Appendix A.
5.5.3 Using the RCP2-1000 Web Interface
The RCP2-1000 web interface is designed to mimic the interface of the SSPA. Under this
interface, the RCP2-1000 unit is completely transparent for the end user.
With the Ethernet Interface activated as described in Section 5.4.2.2 and an IP Address
assigned to the unit, launch a Java- (version 1.5 or higher) and Javascript-enabled web
browser (such as Internet Explorer versions 6 or 7, Firefox version 1.5, or Opera version 8.5.
Paradise Datacom recommends Internet Explorer version 7 Beta).
Enter the RCP2-1000 IP address into the Address Bar of your web browser, and the interface
screen will load in the browser window, as shown in Figure 5-8. The integrated web server
loads a web page and a Java Applet. The activity indicator will be visible until the applet is
loaded and running. Once the applet is fully loaded, a password dialog window will appear.
The default password is paradise. This password may be changed in the Settings section of
the web interface, and may comprise up to 15 alpha-numeric characters.
Figure 5-8: Initializing Web Interface
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To select another password, enter the following selection on the RCP2-1000 front panel:
“Main Menu” → “2.Panel Com” → “3.IPNet” → “5.IPconfig” → “6.More” → “4.WebPassword”
and select the appropriate password by using the navigation buttons. To erase a character,
press and hold the “Up” and “Down” buttons simultaneously. If no password is selected (all
characters erased during password selection through the password select menu), the user
will not be prompted with a logon dialog during web page initialization.
The Java Applet uses a UDP socket to communicate with the SSPA. If you are using a hardware or software firewall, it will need notification that the Applet is authorized. If the firewall is
not notified, the UDP packets will be blocked.
The SSPA Monitor and Control is performed via following the links on the web page. These
links include Summary, Status, Faults and Settings.
•
Summary: A view of critical SSPA operational parameters. Allows Mute/Unmute
and Attenuator Adjust.
•
Status: All Read-Only values of the SSPA are displayed. Shows the current levels
of RF Power, DC Current and various Power Supply voltages, Temperature, and
Redundancy Status.
•
Faults: Displays the SSPA Fault Status.
•
Settings: Read/Write listing of most adjustable SSPA parameters. All options are
selectable. To set a parameter, select the new value and click the “Change” button
with the mouse pointer.
Known issues: To view a different SSPA via the Web interface in Internet Explorer, open
another browser window and type the address of the SSPA into the Address Bar. Other web
browsers will only allow a single SSPA to be viewed at a time. An “Applet notinited” exception
error will be displayed by the Java plugin if you attempt to view more than one SSPA. The
current version of the web interface also is incompatible with various web accelerator
technologies (such as Faster Fox, etc.) — make sure to turn off any web acceleration feature
before accessing any Teledyne Paradise Datacom web-enabled devices.
Only one web browser should be connected at any time. If a second browser connects to the
same SSPA Web Interface, service quality cannot be assured.
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5.5.4 SNMP interface
5.5.4.1 Introduction
SNMP-based management was initially targeted for TCP/IP routers and hosts. However, this
management approach is inherently generic so that it can be used to manage many types of
systems. This approach has become increasingly popular for remote management and
control solutions for various SSPA systems.
Paradise Datacom devices with Ethernet interface support the most popular SNMPv1 format
(SMIv1, RFC1155), SNMP Get, SNMP GetNext and SNMP Set commands. SNMP Traps are
currently unsupported.
In order to utilize SNMP protocol, the user has to enable this feature through the front panel
or by remote serial protocol. SNMP uses the UDP fixed port 161 for sending and receiving
requests.
The definition of managed objects described in MIB. The MIB file is available for download
from the Software Downloads section of the Teledyne Paradise Datacom web site,
http://www.paradisedata.com.
As with the serial protocol, the RCP2-1000 MIB allows access to a remote SSPA (default
state) as well as to the RCP2-1000 unit itself. To switch between those devices’ MIBs, the
proper Device Type has to be selected (OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.4).
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5.5.4.2 SNMP MIB tree
--paradiseDatacom(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712)
|
+--deviceINFO(1)
| |
| +-- r-n OctetString deviceID(1)
| +-- rwn OctetString deviceLocation(2)
| +-- r-n OctetString deviceRevision(3)
| +-- r-n Enumeration deviceType(4)
|
+--devices(2)
|
+--paradiseDevice(1)
| |
| +--settings(1)
| | |
| | +--settingsEntry(1) [settingIndex]
| | |
| | +-- rwn Integer32 settingIndex(1)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 settingValue(2)
| | +-- r-n OctetString settingTextValue(3)
| |
| +--thresholds(2)
| | |
| | +--thresholdsEntry(1) [thresholdIndex]
| | |
| | +-- rwn Integer32 thresholdIndex(1)
| | +-- r-n Integer32 thresholdValue(2)
| | +-- r-n Enumeration thresholdStatus(3)
| | +-- r-n OctetString thresholdText(4)
| |
| +--conditions(3)
| |
| +--conditionsEntry(1) [conditionsIndex]
|
|
|
+-- rwn Integer32 conditionsIndex(1)
|
+-- r-n Integer32 conditionsValue(2)
|
+-- r-n Counter conditionsEventCount(3)
|
+-- r-n OctetString conditionsText(4)
|
+--paradiseDeviceA(2)
|
+--paradiseDeviceB(3)
|
+--paradiseDeviceC(4)
|
+--modem(5)
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5.5.4.3 Description of MIB entities
deviceINFO
This field includes general device information.
deviceID
Octet string type; maximum length -60; field specifies device model and serial number;
read only access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.1
deviceLocation
Octet string type; maximum length 60; filed allow customer to store information about
device physical location or any other textual information related to the device; read/
write access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.2
deviceRevision
Octet string type; maximum length 60; field specifies device firmware revision; read only access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.3
deviceType
Enumeration, integer type; field allows simple detection of SNMP device type. Values:
rmsspa(1), cosspa(2), rcp2fprc(3), rcp21000co(4), rcp21000rm(5), rcp21000rcp(6), buc
(7); read/write access; Switching devicetype between cosspa and rcp21000co will
change the settings table content. Setting the ID to any other value will default type to
cosspa. OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.4
devices
This field is subdivided into 5 branches: paradiseDevice, paradiseDeviceA,
paradiseDeviceB paradiseDeviceC and modem. paradiseDevice branch currently is
used for all Paradise Datacom LLC SNMP enabled device except Modem. See the
Evolution Modem manual for specific MIB information. Branches for Device A, B and C
are reserved for future use.
paradiseDevice
Field contents tables hold specific device information: Settings, Thresholds and
Conditions. All table formats follow a common pattern: Index, Value, TextValue. The
threshold table has an additional column for parameter validation. The conditions
table has an extra column for event counters.
The Index column provides general table indexing; the Value column presents the
current value of the relevant parameter; the TextValue column provides information
about parameter name, measurement units and limits.
Value “1” in the validation column of the thresholds table indicates that relevant
parameter is valid under the current system configuration; value “2” indicates that
parameter is invalid or “Not available”.
The event counter column of the conditions table indicates how many times a value of
a relevant parameter changed its state since system power-up.
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settings
Table contents current device configuration and provides device management. For
detailed settings table info for SNMP device see Table 5-12 if deviceType is set to
rmsspa; and Table 5-13 if deviceType is set to rcp21000rm. Read/write access for
settingsValue column.
thresholds
Table provides information about device internal limits and subsystems info. For
detailed table information refer to Table 5-14. Read only access.
conditions
Table contents device fault status information. Read only access. For detailed
conditions table info see Table 5-15.
5.5.4.4 Configuring RCP2-1000 unit to work with SNMP protocol
1. Set up the unit IP address. Select the following sequence from the SSPA Main
Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 5.IPConfig → 2.LocalIP. Then by using the
navigation keys, adjust the unit IP address. Press the “Enter” key when complete;
2. Set up the unit gateway address. Select the following sequence from the SSPA
Main Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 5.IPConfig → 4.Gateway. Then by using
the navigation keys, adjust the unit gateway address. If no gateway is needed, set
the address to 0.0.0.0. Press the “Enter” key when complete;
3. Set up the unit subnet mask. Select the following sequence from the SSPA Main
Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 5.IPConfig → 3.Subnet. Then by using the
navigation keys adjust the unit subnet mask. Press the “Enter” key when complete;
4. Set up the unit Community Set and Get strings. Select the following sequence from
the SSPA Main Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 5.IPConfig → 6.More →
1.CommunitySet (or 2.CommunityGet). Then by using the navigation keys, adjust
the unit community strings information. Press and hold the key for typematic option.
Press the “Enter” key when complete. Press and hold ▼ key and then press ▲ key
to erase unwanted characters;
5. Set up the unit interface to SNMP. Select the following sequence from the SSPA
Main Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 4.Interface → 4.SNMP. Then restart the
unit by cycling power or by selecting the Reset option from the front panel menu.
6. SNMP protocol now is set and ready to be used.
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Buzzer'Off=0,On=1
MenuPassword'Off=0,On=1
RFUnits’dBm=0,Watts=1
StandbyMode'HotStandby=0,ColdStandby=1
HPAStatus'HPA1=0,HPA2=1
Priority'Pol1=0,Pol2=1
LowFrwrdRFFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2
HighRefRFFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2
18/INTEGER
19/INTEGER
20/INTEGER
21/INTEGER
22/INTEGER
23/INTEGER
24/INTEGER
25/INTEGER
RFSWFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2,SwMute=3
12/INTEGER
StartUpState'Standby=0,Online=1
AuxFltLofic'FaultOnHigh=0,FaultOnLow=1
11/INTEGER
17/INTEGER
AuxFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2,Major+Mute=3,
Minor+Mute=4
10/INTEGER
UserPassword'0..255
Interface'RS232=0,RS485=1,IPNet=2,SNMP=3
9/INTEGER
16/INTEGER
NetworkAddress'0..255
8/INTEGER
BUCFltLofic'FaultOnHigh=0,FaultOnLow=1
Baud'9600=0,2400=1,4800=2,19200=3,38400=4
7/INTEGER
15/INTEGER
Protocol'Normal=0,Terminal=1,Locus=2
6/INTEGER
BUCFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2,Major+Mute=3
Mute'Off=0,On=1
5/INTEGER
14/INTEGER
FanSpeed'Low=0,High=1,Auto=2
4/INTEGER
FaultLatch'Disable=0,Enable=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.10
ControlMode'Local=0,Remote=1
3/INTEGER
13/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.9
SwitchMode'Auto=0,Manual=1
2/INTEGER
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1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.20
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.19
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.18
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.17
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.16
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.15
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.14
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.13
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.12
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.11
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.8
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.7
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.6
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.5
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.3
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.1
SysMode'StandAlone=0,1:1Mode=1,1:2Mode=2
1/INTEGER
Value OID
settingTextValue
settingIndex/
settingValue
High reflected RF fault handling
Low forward RF fault handling
1:2 Mode priority select
Redundancy HPA status
Redundancy standby mode
Unit measurement select
Menu password protection
Audible alarm state
Redundancy online/standby selection
Numeric menu password
Internal BUC fault logic
Internal BUC fault handling
Fault latch state
RF switch fault handling
Auxiliary fault logic
Auxiliary fault handling
Unit remote control interface
Serial interface address
Serial Interface speed
Unit remote control protocol
Unit mute status
Fan Speed
Unit control mode
Redundancy switching mode
System Operation mode
Description
Table 5-12: Detailed Settings for RM SSPA (Device Type = 1)
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IPLockByte1'0..255
IPLockByte2'0..255
IPLockByte3'0..255
IPLockByte4'0..255
N+1Size’N1Off=0,Size2=2,Size4=4,Size8=
8,Size16=16
N+1Address’1..16
N+1AutoGain’Off=0,On=1
43/INTEGER
44/INTEGER
45/INTEGER
46/INTEGER
47/INTEGER
48/INTEGER
49/INTEGER
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1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.45
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.44
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.43
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.42
IPPortByte2'0..255
42/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.41
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.40
IPPortByte1'0..255
IPSubnetByte4'0..255
40/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.39
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.38
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.37
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.36
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.35
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.34
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.33
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.32
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.31
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.30
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.29
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.28
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.27
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.26
Value OID
41/INTEGER
IPSubnetByte3'0..255
IPGateWayByte2'0..255
34/INTEGER
39/INTEGER
IPGateWayByte1'0..255
33/INTEGER
IPSubnetByte2'0..255
IPAddressByte4'0..255
32/INTEGER
38/INTEGER
IPAddressByte3'0..255
31/INTEGER
IPSubnetByte1'0..255
IPAddressByte2'0..255
30/INTEGER
37/INTEGER
IPAddressByte1'0..255
29/INTEGER
IPGateWayByte4'0..255
HighRefRFThreshold(dBm)'0..80
28/INTEGER
36/INTEGER
LowForwardRFthreshold(dBm)'0..80
27/INTEGER
IPGateWayByte3'0..255
SSPAAttenuation(dBx10)'0..200
26/INTEGER
35/INTEGER
settingTextValue
settingIndex/
settingValue
Gateway
address
Gateway
address
byte4
byte1
N+1 Auto Gain Option
N+1 Priority Address
N+1 Array Size
Device Port address byte1 (MSB)
(required only for IPNet Interface)
Device Port address byte2 (LSB)
(required only for IPNet Interface)
Device IP lock address byte1 (MSB)
(required only for IPNet Interface)
Device IP lock address byte2
(required only for IPNet Interface)
Device IP lock address byte3
(required only for IPNet Interface)
Device IP lock address byte4 (LSB)
(required only for IPNet Interface)
Device Subnet Mask byte4 (LSB)
Device Subnet Mask byte3
Device Subnet Mask byte2
Device Subnet Mask byte1 (MSB)
Device
(LSB)
Device Gateway address byte3
Device Gateway address byte2
Device
(MSB)
Device IP address byte4 (LSB)
Device IP address byte3
Device IP address byte2
Device IP address byte1 (MSB)
High reflected RF threshold
Low forward RF threshold
Unit attenuation level
Description
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Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
LowFrwrdRFFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
LowForwardRFthreshold(dBm)'0..80
Reserved'0..255
22/INTEGER
23/INTEGER
24/INTEGER
25/INTEGER
26/INTEGER
27/INTEGER
28/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
14/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
FaultLatch'Disable=0,Enable=1
13/INTEGER
21/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
12/INTEGER
RFUnits'dBm=0,Watts=1
Reserved'0..255
11/INTEGER
20/INTEGER
FiberLink'Off=0,On=1
10/INTEGER
SystemPassword'Off=0,On=1
Interface'RS232=0,RS485=1,IPNet=2,SNMP=3
9/INTEGER
19/INTEGER
NetworkAddress'0..255
8/INTEGER
Buzzer'Off=0,On=1
Baud'9600=0,2400=1,4800=2,19200=3,38400=4
7/INTEGER
18/INTEGER
LCDLite'Off=0,Low=1,Med=2,High=3
6/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
5/INTEGER
17/INTEGER
LCDLite'Off=0,Low=1,Med=2,High=3
4/INTEGER
UserPassword'0..255
ControlMode'Local=0,Remote=1
3/INTEGER
16/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
2/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
1/INTEGER
15/INTEGER
settingTextValue
settingIndex/
settingValue
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1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.14
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.13
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.12
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.11
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.10
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.9
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.8
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.7
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.6
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.5
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.3
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.2
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Value OID
Field reserved for future use
Low Fwd. RF threshold (RCP2-1000 only)
Field reserved for future use
Field reserved for future use
Low Forward RF (RCP2-1000 only)
Field reserved for factory use
Field reserved for factory use
Field reserved for factory use
RF Units (LCD Menu only)
Menu Password Protection
Audible Alarm Buzzer
Field reserved for future use
Menu Password
Field reserved for future use
Field reserved for future use
Fault Latch
Field reserved for future use
Field reserved for future use
Fiberlink interface
Type of remote control interface
Network Address
Main serial port baud rate
Main serial port protocol
Field reserved for future use
LCD back light intensity
Control Mode
Field reserved for future use
Field reserved for future use
Description
Table 5-13: Detailed Settings for RCP2-1000-RM mode (Device Type=5)
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settingIndex/
settingValue
Value OID
settingTextValue
Description
29/INTEGER IPAddressByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.29
Device IP address byte1 (MSB)
30/INTEGER IPAddressByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.30
Device IP address byte2
31/INTEGER IPAddressByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.31
Device IP address byte3
32/INTEGER IPAddressByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.32
Device IP address byte4 (LSB)
33/INTEGER IPGateWayByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.33
Device Gateway address byte1 (MSB)
34/INTEGER IPGateWayByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.34
Device Gateway address byte2
35/INTEGER IPGateWayByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.35
Device Gateway address byte3
36/INTEGER IPGateWayByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.36
Device Gateway address byte4 (LSB)
37/INTEGER IPSubnetByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.37
Device Subnet Mask byte1 (MSB)
38/INTEGER IPSubnetByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.38
Device Subnet Mask byte2
39/INTEGER IPSubnetByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.39
Device Subnet Mask byte3
40/INTEGER IPSubnetByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.40
Device Subnet Mask byte4 (LSB)
41/INTEGER IPPortByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.41
Device Port address byte1 (MSB) (required only for IPNet
Interface)
42/INTEGER IPPortByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.42
Device Port address byte2 (LSB) (required only for IPNet
Interface)
43/INTEGER IPLockByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.43
Device IP lock address byte1 (MSB) (required only for IPNet
Interface)
44/INTEGER IPLockByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.44
Device IP lock address byte2 (required only for IPNet
Interface)
45/INTEGER IPLockByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.45
Device IP lock address byte3 (required only for IPNet
Interface)
46/INTEGER IPLockByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.46
Device IP lock address byte4 (LSB) (required only for IPNet
Interface)
Table 5-14: Detailed Thresholds
thresholdIndex/
thresholdValue
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thresholdTextValue
Value OID
Description
1/INTEGER
ForwardRFPower(RFUnitsx10)'0..10000
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Current value of forward RF power
2/INTEGER
ReflectedRFPower(RFUnitsx10)'0..10000
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.2
Current value of reflected RF power
3/INTEGER
SSPADCCurrent(Ampx10)'0..10000
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.3
SSPA DC current consumption
4/INTEGER
PS1Voltage(Voltx10)'0..200
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.4
Power Supply 1 output voltage
5/INTEGER
PS2Voltage(Voltx10)'0..200
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.5
Power Supply 2 output voltage
6/INTEGER
Booster1Voltage(Voltx10)'0..320
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.6
Booster 1 output voltage
7/INTEGER
Booster2Voltage(Voltx10)'0..320
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.7
Booster 2 output voltage
8/INTEGER
SSPACoreTemperature(C)'-100..100
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.8
SSPA core temperature
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conditionIndex/
conditionValue
conditionTextValue
Value OID
Description
1/INTEGER
SummaryFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.1
Summary fault state
2/INTEGER
PowerSupplyFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.2
Power supply fault state
3/INTEGER
HighTemperatureFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.3
High Temperature fault state
4/INTEGER
LowRegulatorVoltageFault'NoFault=0,
Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.4
Low Regulator voltage state
5/INTEGER
LowDCCurrentFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.5
Low DC Current fault state
6/INTEGER
AuxiliaryFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.6
Auxiliary fault state
7/INTEGER
BUCFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.7
BUC fault state
8/INTEGER
Module1Fault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.8
Modeule1 summary fault state
9/INTEGER
Module2Fault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.9
Modeule2 summary fault state
10/INTEGER
Module3Fault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.10
Modeule3 summary fault state
11/INTEGER
Module4Fault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.11
Modeule4 summary fault state
12/INTEGER
CollingFanFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.12
Colling fan fault state
13/INTEGER
LowForwardRFFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,
N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.13
Low forward RF fault state
14/INTEGER
HighReflectedRFFault'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/
A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.14
High reflected RF fault state
15/INTEGER
RFSwitch1Position'Fault=1,N/
A=2,Pos1=3,Pos2=4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.15
PF switch position1 /fault state
16/INTEGER
RFSwitch2Position'Fault=1,N/
A=2,Pos1=3,Pos2=4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.16
PF switch position1 /fault state
17/INTEGER
FaultsPortbyte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.17
Faults on logic port 1 raw data
18/INTEGER
FaultsPortbyte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.18
Faults on logic port2 raw data
19/INTEGER
IOBoardHardwareID'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.19
I/O Board hardware revision
20/INTEGER
DigitalCoreBoardID'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.20
Digital Core board hardware
sion
21/INTEGER
UnitStandbyState'Online=0,Standby=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.21
Current unit redundancy state
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5.5.4.5 Connecting to a MIB browser
For a MIB browser application example, we will be using the freeware browser GetIf, version
2.3.1. There are many other browsers available for download from http://www.snmplink.org/
Tools.html.
1. Copy the provided Paradise Datacom LLC MIB file into the Getif Mibs subfolder.
2. Start the GetIf application.
3. Select the unit IP address and community strings in the relevant text boxes on the
Parameters tab (see Figure 5-14) and then click the Start button.
Figure 5-14: GetIF Application Parameters Tab
4. Select the MIBBrowser tab.
5. Click on ‘iso main entity’ on the MIB tree, then click the Start button.
6. See update data in output data box (Figure 5-15).
Figure 5-15: Getif MBrowser window, with update data in output data box
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Section 6: Terminal Mode
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCP2-1000-RM utilizes Terminal Mode Serial Protocol
(TMSP) as a secondary serial protocol for Management and Control through a Remote Serial
Interface.
TMSP allows the user to access internal SSPA functions via a remote ASCII Terminal or its
equivalent (such as HyperTerminal for Windows). TMSP is accomplished through either the
RS-232 or RS-485, half duplex, serial communication link.
US ASCII encoded character strings are used to represent commands and data messages. A
remote terminal or controller initiates a communication session and the RCP2 takes action
and returns a report of requested status. The RCP2 will not initiate communication and will
transmit data only when commanded to do so. Prior to establishing the session with the
RCP2, this mode must be enabled through the main menu.
The remote terminal must be configured with serial settings that match the RCP2’s serial port
settings. For example, if the RCP2 is set at 9600 Baud, the remote terminal must be also
configured as ASCII terminal at 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 bit data with 1 stop bit serial
connection. The SSPA will not echo back any incoming characters, so local echo must be
enabled on the remote terminal.
To establish a remote control session with the RCP2, the user must type “UNIT#XXX” in the
terminal window (all letters must be in upper case), where XXX is the RCP2’s unique network
address or the global call address (255). Press the "Enter" key on Remote Terminal
keyboard.
The RCP2 should answer with words "Unit#XXX OnLine" with the first menu screen on the
following lines. After a remote session is successfully established, the unit will stay connected
as long as needed. The session interface mimics the RCP2's front panel menu. To help the
user navigate through the menu, the help string with the list of active keys always follows the
menu strings.
For example:
"Active Keys:(U)p+Enter;(D)own+Enter;(C)lrearFlt; (M)enu+Enter; (E)nd+Enter"
will be the last transmission string on all informative menu screens. Note that all letters must
be typed in upper case!
To refresh current screen on the Remote Terminal simply press "Enter" key. To end a session
with RM SSPA, press "E" and then "Enter" keys.
Important! If multiple SSPA units are networked on the same serial link, DO NOT
ESTABLISH A SESSION WITH MORE THAN ONE SSPA AT THE SAME TIME. If you do
so you will not get a valid response from the SSPA!
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The following procedure will guide the user through the remote terminal setup, using the Windows 95/98 HyperTerminal software. The RCP2 must be connected to a PC com port and
configured to use TMSP with 9600 Baud rate prior to setting up the PC configurations.
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Start the Windows HyperTerminal Program (default Windows location at Programs
→ Accessories → HyperTerminal).
Enter the name of your serial connection (“SSPA 1” for example), and then click the
“Ok” button. See Figure 6-1.
SSPA 1
Figure 6-1: Connection Description window
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Select direct connection to the PC communication port (Com1 for example), which
meant to be used for communication with SSPA unit, and then click “OK” Button.
See Figure 6-2.
Figure 6-2: Connection window
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In the next window, select the following as shown in Figure 6-3: Bits per Second:
9600; Data bits: 8; Parity: None; Stop bits: 1; Flow control: none. Click “OK”.
Figure 6-3: COM3 Properties window
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Normally, the SSPA will not echo back characters typed by the user in Terminal
window. For added security and convenience, turn on Local Echo in the
HyperTerminal application. To do so, select the following from the HyperTerminal
menu: File → Properties → Settings → ASCII setup. This will bring up a window
similar to that shown in Figure 6-4. In this window, check the box marked “Echo
typed characters locally” and click “OK”.
Figure 6-4: ASCII Setup window
Note: Due to a software bug on some versions, this feature may not work. Do not
use versions prior to 6.3. Download the latest version of HyperTerminal at http://
www.hilgraeve.com.
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Your PC is now configured to work with the RCP2 in Terminal mode. To establish a
session with the RCP2, type “UNIT#170”
Note: When using a RS485 connection, avoid using the global address (170). Instead,
use the unique RCP2 address.
An example of a terminal mode session shown on Figure 6-5.
Figure 6-5: Hyperterminal example
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Appendix A: Ethernet Quick Start Set-up
This section describes the procedure for setting up the RCP2-1000 Ethernet IP interface
through the front panel interface. It also describes basic network setup of a Windows based
host PC for a peer-to-peer network connection with the RCP2-1000.
Important! Do not use a crossover cable to connect to the network hub,
use crossover only for direct PC-to-RCP2-1000 connection!
1. Connect J6 Ethernet Port of the RCP2-1000 controller to a host PC through a crossover
null-modem network cable (see Appendix B) for wiring details.
2. If the PC NIC card has not previously been set, do so now using the following procedure,
otherwise skip to Step 3.
2.1 From Windows Control Panel select Network icon;
2.2 Select TCP/IP properties of your LAN card. The window shown in Figure A-1 will appear:
Figure A-1: TCP/IP Properties Window
2.3 Select "Specify an IP Address". And enter the following parameters in the IP address and
Subnet fields:
IP Address……………:192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask………….:255.255.255.0
After you press "OK", depending on the operating system, you may need to reboot the workstation.
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2.4 After optional reboot, open the Command Prompt console window and enter:
C:\>IPCONFIG
This will display the IP settings:
0 Ethernet Adapter:
IP Address:
192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:
2.5 You can now try to Ping your PC:
In Command Prompt window enter the following:
C:\>ping 192.168.0.3
This will display:
Pinging 192.168.0.3 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.3:
Packets: Sent=4, Received=4, Lost=0 (0%loss),
Approximate round trip times I milli-seconds:
Minimum=0ms, Maximum=0ms, Average=0ms
Your network LAN card is now set up.
3. On the RCP2-1000 unit front panel, select sequentially:
Main Menu → 2.PanelComp → 5.IPConfig → 2.LocalIP and then select address 192.168.0.0
by using the ▲▼►◄ keys. Then press Enter. Follow the same menu route to select the Subnet, Gateway, IPPort and IPLock items, and set those parameters to: Subnet:255.255.255.0;
Gateway:0.0.0.0; IPLock:255.255.255.255; IPPort:1038. Verify the selected parameters by
choosing item 1.IPInfo.
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4. On the RCP2-1000 unit front panel select sequentially:
Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 4.Interface → 3.IPNet, then press Enter. The RCP2-1000 is
now set up to work with Ethernet Interface. You may now ping the unit from host PC:
C:\>ping 192.168.0.0
This will display:
Pinging 192.168.0.0 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.3:
Packets: Sent=4, Received=4, Lost=0 (0%loss),
Approximate round trip times I milli-seconds:
Minimum=0ms, Maximum=0ms, Average=0ms
5. Run the Paradise Datacom Universal M&C package on the host PC to check all M&C functions. When prompted, select an Internet connection to the unit using IP Address 192.168.0.0,
local port address to 1039 and remote port address to 1038. The unit is now connected to
your host workstation for remote M&C.
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Appendix B: Proper 10/100 Base-T
Ethernet Cable Wiring
This section briefly describes the basic theory related to the physical layer of 10/100Bas-T
networking, as well as proper wiring techniques.
There are several classifications of cable used for twisted-pair networks. Recommended cable for all new installations is Category 5 (or CAT 5). CAT 5 cable has four twisted pairs of
wire for a total of eight individually insulated wires. Each pair is color coded with one wire having a solid color (blue, orange, green, or brown) twisted around a second wire with a white
background and a stripe of the same color. The solid colors may have a white stripe in some
cables. Cable colors are commonly described using the background color followed by the
color of the stripe; e.g., white-orange is a cable with a white background and an orange stripe.
The straight through and crossover patch cables are terminated with CAT 5 RJ-45 modular
plugs. RJ-45 plugs are similar to those you'll see on the end of your telephone cable except
they have eight versus four or six contacts on the end of the plug and they are about twice as
big. Make sure they are rated for CAT 5 wiring. (RJ means "Registered Jack"). A special
Modular Plug Crimping Tool (such as that shown in Figure B-1) is needed for proper wiring.
Figure B-1: Modular Plug Crimping Tool
The 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernets consist of two transmission lines. Each transmission line is a pair of twisted wires. One pair receives data signals and the other pair transmits
data signals. A balanced line driver or transmitter is at one end of one of these lines and a
line receiver is at the other end. A simplified schematic for one of these lines and its transmitter and receiver is shown in Figure B-2.
Figure B-2: Transmission Line
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The main concern is the transient magnetic fields which surrounds the wires and the magnetic fields generated externally by the other transmission lines in the cable, other network cables, electric motors, fluorescent lights, telephone and electric lines, lightning, etc. This is
known as noise. Magnetic fields induce their own pulses in a transmission line, which may literally bury the Ethernet pulses.
The twisted-pair Ethernet employs two principle means for combating noise. The first is the
use of balanced transmitters and receivers. A signal pulse actually consists of two simultaneous pulses relative to ground: a negative pulse on one line and a positive pulse on the other.
The receiver detects the total difference between these two pulses. Since a pulse of noise
(shown in red in the diagram) usually produces pulses of the same polarity on both lines one
pulse is essentially canceled by out the other at the receiver. In addition, the magnetic field
surrounding one wire from a signal pulse is a mirror of the one on the other wire. At a very
short distance from the two wires, the magnetic fields are opposite and have a tendency to
cancel the effect of each other. This reduces the line's impact on the other pair of wires and
the rest of the world.
The second and the primary means of reducing cross-talk between the pairs in the cable, is
the double helix configuration produced by twisting the wires together. This configuration produces symmetrical (identical) noise signals in each wire. Ideally, their difference, as detected
at the receiver, is zero. In actuality, it is much reduced.
Pin-out diagrams of the two types of UTP Ethernet cables are shown in Figure B-3.
Figure B-3: Ethernet Cable Pin-Outs
Note that the TX (transmitter) pins are connected to corresponding RX (receiver) pins, plus to
plus and minus to minus. Use a crossover cable to connect units with identical interfaces. If
you use a straight-through cable, one of the two units must, in effect, perform the crossover
function.
Two wire color-code standards apply: EIA/TIA 568A and EIA/TIA 568B. The codes are commonly depicted with RJ-45 jacks as shown in Figure B-4. If we apply the 568A color code and
show all eight wires, our pin-out looks like Figure B-5.
Note that pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 and the blue and brown pairs are not used in either standard.
Quite contrary to what you may read elsewhere, these pins and wires are not used or required to implement 100BASE-TX duplexing.
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Figure B-4: Ethernet Wire Color Code Standards
Figure B-5: Wiring Using 568A Color Codes
There are only two unique cable ends in the preceding diagrams, they correspond to the
568A and 568B RJ-45 jacks and are shown in Figure B-6.
568A CABLE END
568B CABLE END
Figure B-6: Wiring Using 568A and 568B Color Codes
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Again, the wires with colored backgrounds may have white stripes and may be denoted that
way in diagrams found elsewhere. For example, the green wire may be labeled Green-White.
The background color is always specified first.
Now, all you need to remember, to properly configure the cables, are the diagrams for the two
cable ends and the following rules:
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A straight-thru cable has identical ends.
A crossover cable has different ends.
It makes no functional difference which standard you use for a straight-thru cable. You can
start a crossover cable with either standard as long as the other end is the other standard. It
makes no functional difference which end is which. 568A patch cable will work in a network
with 568B wiring and 568B patch cable will work in a 568A network
Here are some essential cabling rules:
1. Try to avoid running cables parallel to power cables.
2. Do not bend cables to less than four times the diameter of the cable.
3. If you bundle a group of cables together with cable ties (zip ties), do not over-cinch
them. It's okay to snug them together firmly; but don't tighten them so much that you
deform the cables.
4. Keep cables away from devices which can introduce noise into them. Here's a
short list: copy machines, electric heaters, speakers, printers, TV sets, fluorescent
lights, copiers, welding machines, microwave ovens, telephones, fans, elevators, motors, electric ovens, dryers, washing machines, and shop equipment.
5. Avoid stretching UTP cables (tension when pulling cables should not exceed 25
LBS).
6. Do not run UTP cable outside of a building. It presents a very dangerous lightning
hazard!
7. Do not use a stapler to secure UTP cables. Use telephone wire/RG-6 coaxial wire
hangers, which are available at most hardware stores.
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Appendix C: Documentation
The following pages comprise the specification sheet (209729) for the RCP2-1000 Remote
Controller for Rack Mount SSPAs. For the latest revision of this document, refer to the
Paradise Datacom web site (http://www.paradisedata.com).
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