RCPF-1000-CO Fiber Optic Controller

RCPF-1000-CO Fiber Optic Controller
RCPF-1000-CO Fiber Optic Controller
Operations Manual
For use with Compact Outdoor SSPAs with Fiber Interface
RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Controller
OFM-1000
Fiber Optic
Interface
Compact Outdoor SSPA
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 100
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
12/30/2013
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ........................................................................................................ 3
Section 1: Introduction .............................................................................................. 9
1.0 Introduction ................................................................................................... 9
1.1 Theory of Operation ...................................................................................... 9
1.2 Components ................................................................................................. 9
1.2.1 RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel ............................................ 9
1.2.2 SSPA Optical interface ................................................................. 10
1.2.1.1 Externally mounted L-Band optical interface .................. 10
1.2.3 Interconnecting cables and Fiber .................................................. 10
1.2.3.1 System cables ................................................................. 10
1.2.3.2 L-Band Coaxial Cables ................................................... 11
1.3 Equipment Supplied ................................................................................... 11
1.4 Safety Information ...................................................................................... 11
Section 2: External Fiber to L-Band Transceiver.................................................... 13
2.0 External Fiber Optic Interface (OFM-1000)................................................. 13
2.1 Utilizing the External Fiber Interface with an SSPA .................................... 14
2.2 Interconnects .............................................................................................. 15
2.2.1 TX IFL Connector (J21) [Type N (F)] ............................................ 15
2.2.2 RX IFL Connector (J22) [Type N (F)] ............................................ 15
2.2.3 Power/Alarm Connector (J23) [MS3112E10-6P] .......................... 16
2.2.4 OPT TX/RX Connector (J24) [Amphenol # 956-220-5000-R] ....... 16
2.3 Optional OFM-1000 Antenna Boom Mounting Kit....................................... 17
Section 3: RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Controller ........................................................ 19
3.0 Introduction ................................................................................................. 19
3.1 RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel Overview........................................ 19
3.2 RCPF-1000 Interconnects .......................................................................... 20
3.2.1 Prime Power ................................................................................. 20
3.2.1.1 AC Power (J1) [IEC (F) socket connector] ...................... 20
3.2.1.2 48V Power Supply Option (J1) [MS3112E10-6P] ............ 21
3.2.2 Serial Main and Summary Alarm (J4) [DB9 (F) connector] ........... 21
3.2.3 Serial Local (J5) [DB9 (M) connector] ........................................... 22
3.2.4 Program (J6) [DB25 (M) connector] .............................................. 22
3.2.5 Parallel I/O (J7) [DB37 (F) connector] ........................................... 23
3.2.6 Ethernet (J9) [RJ45 connector] ..................................................... 23
3.2.7 Optical TX/RX (J21) [SC/UPC connector] ..................................... 25
3.2.8 IFL Out (J22) [N-type connector] .................................................. 25
3.2.9 IFL In (J23) [N-type connector] ..................................................... 25
3.3 RCPF-1000 Specifications.......................................................................... 25
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Section 4: System Operation with RCPF-1000 ....................................................... 27
4.0 Introduction ................................................................................................. 27
4.1 RCPF-1000 Front Panel Description .......................................................... 27
4.1.1 System Identification ..................................................................... 27
4.1.2 SSPA Fault Indicators ................................................................... 27
4.1.3 SSPA Online Indicator .................................................................. 28
4.1.4 Vacuum Florescent Display .......................................................... 28
4.1.5 Main Menu Key ............................................................................. 28
4.1.6 Local / Remote Key ....................................................................... 28
4.1.7 Mute / Unmute Key ....................................................................... 28
4.1.8 Display Navigation Keys ............................................................... 28
4.1.9 Enter Key ...................................................................................... 28
4.2 Main Menu .................................................................................................. 29
4.2.1 Sys Info ......................................................................................... 29
4.2.1.1 Sys Info - Page 1 ............................................................ 29
4.2.1.2 Sys Info - Page 2 ............................................................. 30
4.2.1.3 Sys Info - Page 3 ............................................................. 31
4.2.1.4 Sys Info - Page 4 ............................................................. 31
4.2.1.5 Sys Info - Page 5 ............................................................. 31
4.2.1.6 Sys Info - Page 6 ............................................................. 32
4.2.1.7 Sys Info - Page 7 ............................................................. 32
4.2.1.8 IP Info Page1................................................................... 33
4.2.1.9 IP Info Page 2.................................................................. 33
4.2.1.10 IP Info Page 3................................................................ 33
4.2.1.11 IP Info Page 4................................................................ 34
4.2.1.12 Firmware Info Page 1 .................................................... 34
4.2.1.13 Firmware Info Page 2 (version 4.0) ............................... 34
4.2.2 Panel Com Menu .......................................................................... 34
4.2.2.1 Protocol ........................................................................... 35
4.2.2.2 Baud Rate ....................................................................... 35
4.2.2.3 Sys.Address .................................................................... 35
4.2.2.4 Interface .......................................................................... 35
4.2.2.5 IP Config. ........................................................................ 35
4.2.2.6 FiberLink ......................................................................... 35
4.2.3 SSPA Setup Menu ........................................................................ 36
4.2.3.1 Attenuation ...................................................................... 36
4.2.3.2 Redundancy .................................................................... 36
4.2.3.3 Mute ............................................................................... 36
4.2.3.4 SSPAID .......................................................................... 36
4.2.3.5 Att.Ctrl ............................................................................ 36
4.2.4 Panel Setup Menu ........................................................................ 37
4.2.4.1 Buzzer ............................................................................ 37
4.2.4.2 Latch .............................................................................. 37
4.2.4.3 LowRF ............................................................................ 37
4.2.4.4 Control ............................................................................ 37
4.2.4.5 PanelID .......................................................................... 37
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4.2.4.6 RF Units ......................................................................... 38
4.2.5 Options Menu ............................................................................... 38
4.2.5.1 Backup ........................................................................... 38
4.2.5.2 Restore ........................................................................... 38
4.2.5.3 Lamptest ........................................................................ 38
4.2.5.4 Password ....................................................................... 38
4.2.5.5 Reset .............................................................................. 39
4.2.5.6 LCD Light ....................................................................... 39
4.2.6 LNB Calibration Menu ................................................................... 39
4.2.6.1 View ................................................................................ 39
4.2.6.2 Re-Calibrate .................................................................... 40
Section 5: System Quick-Start ................................................................................ 41
5.0 Introduction ................................................................................................. 41
5.1 Equipment needed ..................................................................................... 41
5.2 Uplink / TX Path Verification ....................................................................... 41
5.3 Downlink / RX Loop Back Verification ........................................................ 43
5.4 Modem/Controller Setup ............................................................................. 44
Section 6: Remote Control Interface ...................................................................... 45
6.0 Overview..................................................................................................... 45
6.1 Serial communication ................................................................................. 46
6.1.1 Header Packet .............................................................................. 46
6.1.1.1 Frame Sync Word ........................................................... 47
6.1.1.2 Destination Address ........................................................ 47
6.1.1.3 Source Address ............................................................... 47
6.1.2 Data Packet .................................................................................. 47
6.1.2.1 Protocol ID ...................................................................... 47
6.1.2.2 Request ID ...................................................................... 48
6.1.2.3 Command........................................................................ 48
6.1.2.4 Data Tag ......................................................................... 48
6.1.2.5 Data Address / Error Status / Local Port Frame Length .. 49
6.1.2.6 Data Length..................................................................... 50
6.1.2.7 Data Field ........................................................................ 50
6.1.3 Trailer Packet ................................................................................ 51
6.1.3.1 Frame Check................................................................... 51
6.1.4 Timing issues ................................................................................ 51
6.2 Multiple Device Access ............................................................................... 52
6.2.1 Switching between CO SSPA and RCPF-1000 ........................... 52
6.2.2 Accessing SSPA through Packet Wrapper technique ................... 52
6.3 Examples .................................................................................................... 59
6.3.1 Example 1 ..................................................................................... 59
6.3.2 Example 2 ..................................................................................... 61
6.3.3 Example 3 ..................................................................................... 62
6.4 Remote control through Terminal protocol.................................................. 64
6.4.1 Overview ....................................................................................... 64
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6.4.2 Remote Terminal Set-up ............................................................... 65
6.5 Ethernet Interface ....................................................................................... 68
6.5.1 Overview ....................................................................................... 68
6.5.2 IPNet Interface .............................................................................. 68
6.5.2.1 General Concept ............................................................. 68
6.5.2.2 Setting IPNet interface .................................................... 69
6.5.3 Using the RCPF-1000 Web Interface ............................................ 71
6.5.4 SNMP interface ............................................................................. 73
6.5.4.1 Introduction...................................................................... 73
6.5.4.2 SNMP MIB tree ............................................................... 74
6.5.4.3 Description of MIB entities ............................................... 80
6.5.4.4 Configuring RCPF-1000 unit to work with SNMP ............ 81
6.5.4.5 Connecting to a MIB browser .......................................... 82
6.5.4.6 SNMP V3 implementation issues ................................... 83
Section 7: Troubleshooting & Maintenance ............................................................ 87
7.0 Introduction ................................................................................................. 87
7.1 Fiber Optic Safety Precautions ................................................................... 87
7.2 Fiber Optic Cable Run Considerations ....................................................... 87
7.2.1 Why use SC/UPC optical connectors? .......................................... 88
7.2.2 Connector maintenance ................................................................ 88
7.2.3 Attenuation vs. Optical Loss.......................................................... 88
7.2.4 Estimating maximum fiber length .................................................. 89
7.3 IFL Cable Considerations ........................................................................... 89
7.4 Fault analysis and Condition Tracking ........................................................ 90
7.4.1 Summary Fault .............................................................................. 80
7.4.2 Power Supply Fault ....................................................................... 91
7.4.3 Voltage Regulator Output Low Fault ............................................. 91
7.4.4 High Temperature Fault ................................................................ 92
7.4.5 Low DC Current Fault ................................................................... 92
7.4.6 Low Forward RF Fault................................................................... 93
7.4.7 ZBUC Fault ................................................................................... 93
7.4.8 Auxiliary Fault ............................................................................... 93
7.4.9 RF Switch Fault ............................................................................. 94
7.4.10 Serial Connection Fault ............................................................... 94
7.4.11 LNB Faults .................................................................................. 94
7.4.12 Fiber Transceiver Faults ............................................................. 95
7.4.13 Fiber Transmit Line Faults .......................................................... 96
7.5 Component maintenance ............................................................................ 97
7.5.1 RCPF-1000 ................................................................................... 97
7.5.1.1 RCPF-1000 Fuses........................................................... 97
7.5.1.2 RCPF-1000 Firmware ..................................................... 97
7.5.2 Compact Outdoor SSPA ............................................................... 98
7.5.3 OFM-1000 ..................................................................................... 98
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Appendix A: Ethernet Interface Quick Set-Up ........................................................ 99
Appendix B: Proper 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Cable Wiring ................................. 103
Appendix C: Compact Outdoor SSPA Control with Universal M&C ................... 107
Appendix D: OFM-1000 Mounting Kit .................................................................... 111
Appendix E: Quick Start Guide .............................................................................. 113
Appendix F: Documentation .................................................................................. 117
Figures
Figure 1-1: Block Diagram: System with OFM-1000 External Fiber Interface ............. 10
Figure 1-2: Laser Warning Label ................................................................................. 11
Figure 2-1: Outline, External Fiber Optic Interface (OFM-1000) .................................. 13
Figure 2-2: System example, SSPA with External Fiber to L-Band Converter ............ 14
Figure 2-3: Interconnects, OFM-1000 External Fiber Transceiver ............................. 15
Figure 2-4: OFM-1000 on Mounting Plate .................................................................. 17
Figure 3-1: Outline Drawing, RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel .......................... 19
Figure 3-2: Outline Drawing, Rear Panel, RCPF-1000 ................................................ 20
Figure 3-3: Outline Drawing, Removable AC Power Supply Module ........................... 20
Figure 3-4: Outline Drawing, Removable 48V Power Supply Module ......................... 21
Figure 4-1: RCPF-1000 Front Panel ........................................................................... 27
Figure 4-2: Main Menu Initial Menu Selection ............................................................. 29
Figure 4-3: RCPF-1000 System Information, IPInfo and Version Info Menus ............. 30
Figure 4-4: Panel Com Menu ...................................................................................... 34
Figure 4-5: SSPA Setup Menu .................................................................................... 36
Figure 4-6: Panel Setup Menu .................................................................................... 37
Figure 4-7: Options Menu............................................................................................ 38
Figure 4-8: LNB Calibration Menu ............................................................................... 39
Figure 4-9: LNB Current Calibration Display ............................................................... 40
Figure 5-1: Diagram, Uplink / TX Path Block Diagram ................................................ 41
Figure 5-2: Diagram, Downlink / RX Loop Back Test Block Diagram .......................... 43
Figure 6-1: RCP2-1000 remote control interface stack ............................................... 45
Figure 6-2: Basic Communication Packet ................................................................... 46
Figure 6-3: Header Sub-Packet ................................................................................... 46
Figure 6-4: Data Sub-Packet ....................................................................................... 47
Figure 6-5: Trailer Sub-Packet .................................................................................... 51
Figure 6-6: Packet Wrapper access to Compact Outdoor SSPA ................................ 53
Figure 6-7: Connection Description window ................................................................ 65
Figure 6-8: Connect To window .................................................................................. 65
Figure 6-9: COM Properties window ........................................................................... 66
Figure 6-10: ASCII Setup window ............................................................................... 66
Figure 6-11: Example of Terminal Mode session ........................................................ 67
Figure 6-12: UDP Redirect Frame Example ................................................................ 69
Figure 6-13: Web interface screen .............................................................................. 71
Figure 6-14: GetIF Application Parameters Tab .......................................................... 82
Figure 6-15: Getif MBrowser window, with update data in output data box ................. 82
Figure A-1: TCP/IP Properties Window ....................................................................... 99
Figure B-1: Modular Plug Crimping Tool ................................................................... 103
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Figure B-2: Transmission Line................................................................................... 103
Figure B-3: Ethernet Cable Pin-Outs ......................................................................... 104
Figure B-4: Ethernet Wire Color Code Standards ..................................................... 105
Figure B-5: Wiring Using 568A Color Codes ............................................................. 105
Figure B-6: Wiring Using 568A and 568B Color Codes ............................................. 105
Figure C-1: New Compact Outdoor SSPA Dialog Window ........................................ 107
Figure C-2: SSPA Status Window ............................................................................. 108
Figure C-3: SSPA Faults Window ............................................................................. 108
Figure C-4: SSPA Settings Window .......................................................................... 109
Figure C-5: IP Setup Window .................................................................................... 109
Figure D-1: Attach OFM-1000 to Support Plate......................................................... 111
Figure D-2: Locate Mounting Holes ........................................................................... 112
Figure D-3: Mount OFM-1000 Plate Assembly to Antenna Boom ............................. 112
Tables
Table 2-1: External fiber transceiver Power/Alarm Connector (J23) ............................ 16
Table 3-1: 48V Power Supply Pin-Out ......................................................................... 21
Table 3-2: Main Serial Port Pin Out ............................................................................. 22
Table 3-3: Local Serial Port Pin Out ............................................................................ 22
Table 3-4: Parallel I/O Pin Out..................................................................................... 24
Table 3-5: Ethernet Port (J9) pin outs ......................................................................... 23
Table 6-1: Command Byte Values ............................................................................... 48
Table 6-2: Data Tag Byte Values ................................................................................ 49
Table 6-3: Error Status Byte Values ............................................................................ 50
Table 6-4: Request Frame Structure ........................................................................... 54
Table 6-5: Response Frame Structure ........................................................................ 54
Table 6-6: System Settings Data Values for Compact Outdoor SSPA ........................ 55
Table 6-7: System Settings Data Values for RCPF-1000 controller ............................ 56
Table 6-8: System Condition Addressing (Read Only) ................................................ 57
Table 6-9: ADC (Analog-Digital Converter) Addressing (Read Only) .......................... 58
Table 6-10: System Threshold Data Values (Read Only) ............................................ 58
Table 6-11: Example 1 Host PC Request String ......................................................... 59
Table 6-12: Example 1 SSPA Response String .......................................................... 60
Table 6-13: Example 2 PC Request String .................................................................. 61
Table 6-14: Example 2 SSPA Response String .......................................................... 61
Table 6-15: Example 3 PC Request String .................................................................. 62
Table 6-16: Example 3 PC Response String ............................................................... 63
Table 6-17: OSI Model for RM SSPA Ethernet IP Interface ........................................ 70
Table 6-18: Detailed Settings for CO SSPA mode (Device Type=2) ........................... 75
Table 6-19: Detailed Settings for RCP2-1000CO mode (Device Type=5) ................... 77
Table 6-20: Detailed Thresholds ................................................................................. 79
Table 6-21: Detailed Conditions .................................................................................. 79
Table 7-1: Loss vs. Fiber Length ................................................................................. 89
Table 7-2: Common Coaxial Cable Characteristics ..................................................... 89
Table D-1: OFM-1000 Mounting Kit Bill of Materials ................................................. 111
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Section 1: Introduction
1.0 Introduction
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCPF-1000-CO Fiber Optic Control Panel is a 1RU
rack-mountable controller for use with any Teledyne Paradise Datacom Compact Outdoor Solid State Power Amplifier fitted with a zBUCTM converter and fiber optic transceiver.
1.1 Theory of Operation
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom fiber optic transceivers convert L-Band signals to
fiber and back. What differentiates the Teledyne Paradise Datacom fiber optic products
is the ability to combine a highly stable 10 MHz reference signal and 650 kHz FSK
monitor and control signal over fiber.
All Teledyne Paradise Datacom fiber optic products seamlessly integrate with
Teledyne Paradise Datacom high power amplifier and LNB products.
The L-Band optical link is an application of analog mode L-Band over fiber optics. The
optical link is achieved by direct amplitude modulation of the laser at L-Band.
Demodulation occurs at the receiver utilizing a photo diode detector. The optical link is
designed to provide a transparent communications link over a distance of up to 10km
(32,800 ft.) from the indoor controller to the remote amplifier. The system architecture
also allows for remote reference and M&C communications.
1.2 Components
System hardware includes the indoor module (RCPF-1000) and an outdoor fiber optic
transceiver (OFM-1000).
1.2.1 RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel
The indoor module is a 1RU rack mountable chassis. The RCPF-1000 includes an
integrated AC/DC converter, redundant controller, M&C controller, and optical
transceiver unit with Wave Division Multiplexers.
The RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel is used to monitor and control a SSPA with
L-band optical link. A mimic display on the front panel of the RCPF-1000 indicates the
on-line status of the controlled amplifier and any fault states that may exist.
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User interface and control is provided in three forms:
• Front Panel, Local control
• Serial Data Control via RS232 or RS485 (4-wire)
• Ethernet, via IPNet, SNMP or HTTP web interface
1.2.2 SSPA Optical interface
The outdoor optical interface module is mounted externally to the SSPA and includes
an optical transceiver and Wave Division Multiplexers. It is powered from +15VDC
supplied by the amplifier.
1.2.1.1 Externally mounted L-Band optical interface (OFM-1000)
In the externally mounted configuration, the fiber optic transceiver is packaged in its
own weather resistant enclosure, the OFM-1000. The RCPF-1000 connects via two
fiber optic cables to the OFM-1000. L-Band coaxial cables connect the SSPA and the
LNB to the OFM-1000.
Figure 1-1 shows a block diagram of this type of system.
Figure 1-1: Block Diagram: Fiber System with OFM-1000 External Fiber Interface
1.2.3 Interconnecting cables and Fiber
Teledyne Paradise Datacom can provide all interconnect and fiber cables to complete
your system.
1.2.3.1 System cables
The fiber optic system cables should be standard single-mode fiber such as Corning
SMF-28 or equivalent. All indoor fiber is terminated with standard SC/UPC connectors;
outdoor fiber is terminated with Amphenol PTLC connectors. Section 5 gives a brief
overview of special considerations required for the termination and handling of optical
components.
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(2) 2-meter fiber optic cables with termination are provided for ‘quick-start’ system
bench testing.
1.2.3.2 L-Band Coaxial Cables
The fiber transceiver has N-Type connectors for L-Band connections to the SSPA and
LNB. Coaxial cable used should be standard 50Ω cable terminated in N-Type
connectors. Coaxial cable terminated in F Connectors can be used between the
Optical transceiver and the LNB. In this instance, the N-Type to F adapter supplied
with the system should be utilized.
(2) 1-meter coaxial cables with termination are provided for ‘quick-start’ system bench
testing.
1.3 Equipment Supplied
The following equipment is supplied with units using a fiber optic interface:
SSPA with integral ZBUC converter;
OFM-1000 external Fiber Optic enclosure;
RCPF-1000 Remote Control Panel;
(1) IEC Line Cord Set;
RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic System Controller Operations Manual
(2) 2-meter fiber optic test cables with termination
(2) 1-meter coaxial test cables with termination
(1) Quick Start Guide (document number 205567)
Optional equipment includes:
Rack Slides for the RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Remote Control Panel;
OFM-1000 Mounting Kit
100 ft. (30m) Control
LNB
1.4 Safety Information
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom fiber optic components include Class 1M laser
products per IEC 60825-1:2001. Users should observe safety precautions such as
those recommended by ANSI Z136.1-2000, ANSI Z36.2-1997 and IEC 60825-1:2001.
See Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-2: Laser Warning Label
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Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Avoid
exposure to beam (wavelength: 1270-1610nm; peak output power: 75 mW; fiber
numerical aperture: 0.14).
Laser Radiation can damage your eyes. Do not look directly into the fiber
terminations. The system uses WDMs, therefore all fibers radiate optical power.
All optical connectors must be polished and dusted using an appropriate
polishing material and a dust-free source of compressed air. Always apply caps
and dust covers to all non-terminated optical connectors.
Warning: A single fingerprint or spec of dust on the lens of the optical connector
will cause the system to be inoperable.
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Section 2:
External Fiber to L-Band Transceiver
2.0 External Fiber Optic Interface (OFM-1000)
The external L-Band to fiber interface is a machined aluminum watertight enclosure.
This interface allows connection between a SSPA (with integrated ZBUC converter)
and an indoor RCPF-1000 Remote Control Panel.
Figure 2-1 shows an outline of an External Fiber Optic Interface.
PT/LC (AMPHENOL
# 956-220-5000-R)
MODEL: XXXXXXXXXXXX
S/N: XXXX
P/N: LXXXXXX-X
Figure 2-1: Outline, External Fiber Optic Interface (OFM-1000)
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2.1 Utilizing the External Fiber Interface with an SSPA
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom External Fiber Interface can be used to provide a
transmitted fiber signal to either a Compact Outdoor or High Power Outdoor SSPA.
The External Fiber Interface converts the fiber signal to L-band, which is then sent to
the SSPA.
Light pulses sent through the fiber optic lines are accepted by the External Fiber
Interface, where a light-sensitive receiver converts the light pulses back into binary
format. The Interface utilizes single mode cable, which allows a higher bandwidth and
requires a light source with a narrow spectral width, thus reducing any distortion
resulting from overlapping light pulses and providing the least signal attenuation and
the highest transmission speeds of any fiber cable type.
Figure 2-2 shows an example of a fiber system utilizing the external fiber interface.
EVOLUTION SERIES L-BAND MODEM
COAX
RCPF-1000
FIBER OPTIC CONTROLLER
OFM-1000
FIBER TO L-BAND
CONVERTER
RF OUT
COAX
CARRIES FSK
CONTROL PLUS
OTHER SIGNALS
RS-485 / RS-232
COMPACT OUTDOOR SSPA
FIBER OPTIC LINK
DATA
WITH INTEGRAL ZBUC
OPTIONAL PC
CONTROL
RF IN
COAX
LNB
PC
Figure 2-2: System example, SSPA with External Fiber to L-Band Converter
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Warning! Do not disconnect the cable that provides power to the
Power/Alarm connector (J23) of the OFM-1000 while the system is in
operation. Doing so will damage the internal laser assembly.
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Figure 2-3: Interconnects, OFM-1000 External Fiber Transceiver
2.2 Interconnects
Figure 2-3 shows the four connectors on the external L-band to fiber transceiver.
2.2.1 TX IFL Connector (J21) [Type N (F)]
Connects to the RF IN port (J1) of a SSPA using a properly terminated IFL cable.
2.2.2 RX IFL Connector (J22) [Type N (F)]
Connects to the RF OUT port of a LNB using a properly terminated IFL cable.
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2.2.3 Power/Alarm Connector (J23) [MS3112E10-6P]
This connector provides power and alarm functions as outlined in Table 2-1.
Table 2-1: External fiber transceiver Power/Alarm Connector (J23)
Pin
A
B
C
D
E
F
!
Function Description
Fiber Fault Alarm
Fault Pull-up
LNB Power +15VDC
Ground
Fiber Transceiver Power +15VDC
Ground
Warning! Do not disconnect the cable to the Power/Alarm connector
(J23) while the system is in operation. Doing so will damage the
internal laser assembly.
2.2.4 OPT TX/RX Connector (J24) [PT/LC Amphenol # 956-220-5000-R]
Connects to the RCPF-1000 Fiber TX Port (J21) and Fiber RX Port (J22) using a
properly terminated single mode fiber optic cable.
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2.3 Optional OFM-1000 Antenna Boom Mounting Kit
An optional machined aluminum mounting plate is available for the purpose of
mounting the OFM-1000 to an antenna boom.
See Appendix D for instructions for attaching the OFM-1000 module to the mounting
plate, and for mounting the plate to the antenna boom.
Figure 2-4: OFM-1000 on Mounting Plate
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Section 3: RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Controller
3.0 Introduction
This section describes the installation of the RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel and
the interconnections between the it and a SSPA.
3.1 RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel Overview
The RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel is a 1RU rack-mountable controller for use
with a Teledyne Paradise Datacom Compact Outdoor Solid State Power Amplifier with
an external fiber optic signal converter box (OFM-1000).
Figure 3-1 shows an outline drawing of the RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel.
Figure 3-1: Outline Drawing, RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel
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3.2 RCPF-1000 Interconnects
The RCPF-1000 includes a variety of interconnections on the rear panel through which
serial or parallel communication between it and an external amplifier is achieved.
Figure 3-2 shows a detailed drawing of the rear panel.
Figure 3-2: Outline Drawing, Rear Panel, RCPF-1000
3.2.1 Prime Power
The RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic Control Panel is available with standard AC input power or
with the optional 48V DC input.
3.2.1.1 AC Power (J1) [IEC (F) socket connector]
The RCPF-1000 Fiber Optic 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 85-265 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
3-3 shows and AC Power Supply Module.
Figure 3-3: Outline Drawing, Removable AC Power Supply Module
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3.2.1.2 48V Power Supply Option (J1) [MS3112E10-6P]
The RCPF-1000 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 3-1. The mating connector (MS3116F10-6S) is supplied with the unit. Current
load is protected via a 6A push-to-reset circuit breaker.
Table 3-1: 48V Power Supply Pin-Out
Pin #
A,B
C,D
E-F
Function
+48V
-48V
GND
Figure 3-4 shows a 48V Power Supply Module.
Figure 3-4: Outline Drawing, Removable 48V Power Supply Module
3.2.2 Serial Main and Summary Alarm (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. This
interface is re-configurable through the front panel menu, and can be used as a RS232 or RS-485 interface (2 or 4 wires). The RS-485 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 3-2 shows the main serial port pin-out.
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Table 3-2: 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)
A summary alarm (service request) is also available on J4. This alarm is a set of Form
C relay contacts with a normally open and normally closed contact available. These
contacts can be used to interface with M&C systems for RCPF-1000 fault detection.
3.2.3 Serial Local (J5) [DB9 (M) connector]
A DB9 male connector serves as a serial interface with a remote SSPA. Interface
parameters are set by the internal RCP hardware and cannot be reconfigured by the
user. The remote SSPA serial interface must be properly set to provide connection with
the RCP unit. Table 3-3 shows the local serial port pin-out.
Table 3-3: Local Serial Port Pin Out
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Function Description
RS485 RX+
RS485 RXRS485 TXRS485 TX+
GND
120 Ohm termination (must be connected to pin 1 in order to enable termination)
3.2.4 Program (J6) [DB25 (M) connector]
A DB25 male connector is used to provide in-the-field flash re-programmability for the
RCP controller card. In order to reload controller board firmware, connect this port to a
PC Parallel port via straight-through cable.
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3.2.5 Parallel I/O (J7) [DB37 (F) connector]
A DB37 Female type connector contains a series of contact closures, for monitoring
remote SSPA faults; and opto-isolated inputs, for controlling some of the SSPA
functions. Inputs react on the closure to ground. Minimal closure time - 50mS. Table
3-4 on the following page shows details of the Parallel I/O pin-out.
3.2.6 Ethernet (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 3.5.2.2. This feature allows the user to connect the RCP to a
10/100 Base-T office Local Area Network and have full-featured Monitor & Control
functions through a web interface. See Table 3-5 for Ethernet pin outs.
Pin #
Table 3-5: Ethernet Port (J9) pin outs
Function / Description
1
TX+
2
TX-
3
RX-
6
RX+
4,5,7,8
GND
Note: IP address, Gateway address, Subnet mask, IP port and IP Lock
address all need to be properly selected prior to first use (see Appendix
C for details).
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 3-4: Parallel I/O Pin Out
Pin #
Function Description
1
Closed on Power Supply Fault Form C relay NC
2
Open on Power Supply Fault Form C relay NO
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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
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Mute Status Common
6
Closed on BUC Fault. Form C Relay NC
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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
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High Temperature Fault Common
9
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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
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DC Current Low Fault Common
12
Closed on Low Output RF Fault. Form C Relay NC
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Open on Low Output RF Fault Form C Relay NO
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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
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Ground
21
27
34, 33, Reserved. Make No Connection.
32, 18,
16, 15,
14, 13
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3.2.7 Optical TX/RX (J21) [SC/UPC connector]
The Optical TX/RX fiber connector (J21) provides the optical L-Band transmit/uplink,
receive/downlink and full duplex M&C communications to the outdoor fiber optic
transceiver. This link also provides 10MHz reference to the outdoor hardware.
3.2.8 IFL Out (J22) [N-type connector]
This connector provides the receive/downlink L-Band output to the modem.
3.2.9 IFL In (J23) [N-type connector]
This connector is the input for transmit/uplink L-Band and the 10MHz reference from
the modem.
3.3 RCPF-1000 Specifications
Refer to the specification sheet in the Appendix for full RCPF-1000 specifications.
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Section 4: System Operation with RCPF-1000
4.0 Introduction
Control of the RCPF-1000 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, all
front panel buttons except the Local/Remote key will be inoperative. The indicators and
LCD display will still show the status of the system. Remote operation enables the
serial communication and parallel I/O control.
4.1 RCPF-1000 Front Panel Description
The RCP2-1000 front panel includes ten (10) LEDs to indicate the internal state of the
Compact Outdoor SSPA. Five (5) fault condition LEDs on left side of the front panel
reflect some of the SSPA major faults plus summary fault state. The LED on the mimic
panel will turn green when the SSPA is in Online mode (1:1 Mode) or serves as an AC
power indicator in standalone mode. Local/Remote and Mute/Unmute LEDs show the
current control mode and mute state of the SSPA.
Figure 4-1 shows the Front Panel of the RCPF-1000.
Figure 4-1: RCPF-1000 Front Panel
4.1.1 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.
4.1.2 SSPA Fault Indicators
The fault indicator LEDs illuminate RED when the corresponding SSPA fault condition
occurs. There are fault lights for Summary, Voltage, Temperature, Current and Power
Supply. Additional fault reporting is available via the LCD. See Section 7.4 for a full
description of the various fault indicators and analysis.
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4.1.3 SSPA Online Indicator
The SSPA Online LED will turn green when the SSPA is in Online mode (1:1 Mode) or
serves as an AC power indicator in standalone mode.
4.1.4 Vacuum Florescent Display
The 40 character by 2 line front panel vacuum florescent display (VFD) provides a
convenient method of selecting various operating parameters of the controller. All internal settings can be achieved via the VFD 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.
4.1.5 Main Menu Key
The main menu key is a convenient method for instantly returning to the VFD main
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 4.2 for a complete description of the Main Menu.
4.1.6 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.
4.1.7 Mute / Unmute Key
The Mute/Unmute key provides an easy way to change the Mute state of the remote
SSPA.
4.1.8 Display Navigation Keys
The display navigation keys allow easy movement through the VFD menu. Up and
Down keys display the attenuation adjustment screen; Left and Right keys provide
menu navigation.
4.1.9 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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4.2 Main Menu
The Main Menu organized in several functional subgroups, diagramed in Figure 4-2.
1. Sys. Info - will return menu pointer to the informative menu sublevel;
2. PanelCom - provides access to the RCP main serial port (PC Interface)
communication settings;
3. SSPA Setup - provides access to remote SSPA settings;
4. Panel Setup - provides access to the RCP local settings;
5. Options - optional RCP control.
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1.Sys Info
2.PanelCom
3.SSPA Setup
4.Panel Setup
5.Options
Figure 4-2: Main Menu Initial Menu Selection
4.2.1 Sys Info
The informative sublevel of the menu structure contains 7 pages, shown in Figure 4-3.
The "Up" and "Down" keys on the front panel 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.
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).
4.2.1.1 Sys Info - Page 1
Page 1 is the SSPA main status information page. The page shows:
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HPA attenuation measured in dB ( Atten. (dB): XX.X) with accuracy of 0.1dB;
Forward RF Power in dBm with accuracy of 0.1dBm;
Alarms presence, "FAULT!" or "None" will be displayed depending on the
state of the remote SSPA;
Base plate temperature of the remote SSPA in Celsius with 1 Degree accuracy
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Main
Menu
General System Info Menus
IPInfo
Sys.Info
Atten.(dB):XX.X
RFOut(dBm/Watts):XX.X
Alarms:XXXXXX Temp.(C):XX.X
IP Setup Menus
Voltage:XXXXXX Temperature:XXXXXX
Current:XXXXXX Low.RF:XXXXXX
BUC:XXXXXX Int.Mute:XXX State:XXXXXX
Aux.:XXXXXX Ext.Mute:XXX Ctrl.:XXXXXX
DCCur.(A):XXX.X
Regul.(V):XX.X
IPAddr:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX MAC:XXXXXXXXXX
Subnet:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Port:XXXXX
Gateway:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
LockIP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
CommunityGet:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CommunitySet:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Gate(V):XX.X
PS(V):XX.X
WebPassword:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Prtcl.:XXXXXXX Intrfc.:XXXXX
PanelAddrs:XXX
Baud:XXXXX
Info
Buzzer:XXX SysMode:XXXXXX Unit:XXXX
Latch:XXX Stndby:XXXX RFSW:XXXX
SSPA Firmware Info
Spare Flt:XXXXXX
FaultCfg:XXXXXX
Fiberlink:XXX
FiberState::XXXXX
Version:XXXXXXX SSPAID:XXXXXXXXX
UserInfo:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ParadiseDatacom
Digicore XM128Version X.XX (XX) Built YY, MMM DD
Figure 4-3: RCPF-1000 System Information, IPInfo and Version Info Menus
4.2.1.2 Sys Info - Page 2
Page 2 shows a variety of alarm statuses which may be present in the remote SSPA.
The status report could show "Fault", "Normal" or "N/A".
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•
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Voltage - Voltage Regulator Low, displays "Normal" if remote SSPA voltage
regulator output voltage is normally operational and "Fault" if failed.
Current - low SSPA DC current. Shows “Fault” if remote SSPA detects
abnormally low DC current consumed by RF module;
Temperature - indicates critically high base plate temperature for the Remote
SSPA
LowRF - Low forward RF condition, must be enabled by user on RCP unit
itself, otherwise will indicate "N/A" for not available;
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4.2.1.3 Sys Info - Page 3
Page 3 shows secondary faults and conditions, which may exist in the remote SSPA
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•
•
•
•
•
BUC indicates BUC (if equipped) fault conditions of the remote SSPA. Possible values are "Fault" or "Normal";
AUX indicates auxiliary fault conditions (if enabled). Possible values are
"Fault" or "Normal";
Int.Mute indicates internal muting state of the remote SSPA. Possible values
are "On" or "Off".
Ext.Mute indicates external muting state of the remote SSPA. Possible values are "On" or "Off".
State - SSPA online state. Possible values are "Online" or "Standby";
Ctrl indicates the current attenuation control style of the remote SSPA. Possible values are "Serial" or "Analog"
4.2.1.4 Sys Info - Page 4
Page 4 shows remote SSPA summarized internal power supply and RF switch conditions.
•
•
•
•
DCCur.(A) - total DC current draw by RF module of remote SSPA from the
main power supply. Value varies depending on the power level of the HPA. If
the HPA is muted, the current drops to a 0 to 5 A range, which is normal.
Regul.(V) - voltage regulator output. Normally, this value should read close
to 10V if not muted and close to 0V if muted.
Gate(V) - negative RF GASFET gates bias voltage. Value varies depending
on temperature and mute state, approximate value window is 1.5 to 5 Volts.
PS(V) - main power supply 1 output voltage with accuracy of 0.1V. Normal
output voltage should be in range of 11 to 13 V.
4.2.1.5 Sys Info - Page 5
Page 5 shows various settings related to the RCP operation:
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•
•
•
Prtcl. - current RCP remote control protocol. Value can be set to "Terminal",
if terminal mode protocol is currently active and "Normal" for string I/O type
protocol, which mimics Compact Outdoor Serial Protocol .
Intrfc. - Shows the selected serial port interface. Selection: "RS232",
"RS485", “IPNet” or “SNMP”;
Baud - selected baud rate for remote control serial port. Selection: "2400",
"4800", "9600", "19200", "38400";
PanelAddrs. - displays the assigned RCP remote control network address.
This value may range from 0 to 255. Note: Address 170 is reserved for global calls and shouldn't be used for the addressing of an individual unit.
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4.2.1.6 Sys Info - Page 6
Page 6 shows System-related settings.
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•
•
•
•
•
Buzzer - Displays the audible alarm availability. "Dis" if alarm disabled and
"Enb" if enabled.
SysMode - Indicates SSPA operational mode. Value can be set to “Stdaln”
for stand alone mode, "1:1" for 1:1 redundancy mode and "Dual1:1" for dual
1:1 redundancy mode;
Unit - Redundancy topological factor. "HPA1" for HPA connected to the RF
switch port 2 or 3 (Online Position 1 of the RF switch). "HPA2" for HPA
connected to the RF switch port 1 or 4 (Online Position2 of the RF switch);
Latch - Fault latch option selection. "Dis" indicates that this option is
disabled, and "Enb" indicates it is enabled. When the fault latch option is
enabled, the Enter button on the front panel can be pressed to clear all fault
conditions.
Stndby - 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).
RFSW - Shows the state of the external wave guide path redundancy switch.
Possible values "Normal" and "Fault".
4.2.1.7 Sys Info - Page 7
Page 7 shows settings related to spare faults and external conditions.
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Spare Flt. - Displays state of spare fault, Normal or Fault.
Fault Cfg. - Displays current configuration of CO SSPA spare fault. Possible
values include “Disabled”, where the fault is disabled; “LNB Current”, fault on
external LNB current window; “RF Out”, fault on forward RF window; “Gate
Voltage”, fault on low gate voltage; “Reg. Voltage”, fault on low regulator
voltage; “PS Voltage”, fault on low power supply voltage; and “DC Current”,
fault on DC current out of window.
FiberLink - Displays state of internal fiberlink circuitry. Possible values
include: “Off”, fiberlink Xcvr disabled; “On”, fiberlink Xcvr enabled; “No FSK”,
fiberlink Xcvr enabled, but FSK M&C link disabled (in this mode, the SSPA
has to be connected to the RCP unit via the RS485 link.)
FiberState - Displays the loss of light fault state of both fiberlink connections.
Possible values are “Normal” or “Fault”.
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4.2.1.8 IP Info Page1
This page is available through the PanelCom. menu, and shows SSPA settings related
to the IP interface. See Figure 4-3.
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•
•
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.
4.2.1.9 IP Info Page 2
This page shows SSPA settings related to the IP interface.
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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.
4.2.1.10 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. 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.
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4.2.1.11 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.
4.2.1.12 Firmware Info Page 1
This page is available through the SSPA Setup menu, and provides information about
the SSPA MCU firmware revision level, the SSPAID (the unique serial and model
number of the SSPA) and the user information string, which can be set over SNMP
protocol. See Figure 4-3.
4.2.1.13 Firmware Info Page 2 (version 4.0)
This page provides additional SSPA information, including the Digital Core Board
version and the date of manufacture.
4.2.2 Panel Com Menu
This Menu allows the user to select the parameters for the function of the RCPF-1000.
Figure 4-4 shows a graphical representation of the menu structure.
Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.Baud Rate
1.Protocol
1.Normal
1.2400
2.Terminal
2.4800
2.PanelCom
3.Sys. Addr
4.Interface
5.38400
1.RS232
2.RS485
3.IPNet
2.Local IP
3.Subnet
5.Options
6.LNB Cal.
6.FiberLink
5.IPConfig.
1.FiberLink
Off
4.19200
To IP Info Page
4.Panel Setup
0 .. 255
3.9600
1.IPInfo
3.SSPA Setup
2.FiberLink
On
3.FiberLink On/
No FSK
4.SNMP
4.Gateway
1.Community Get
5.LocalPort
6.More
2.Community Set
3.Web Password
Figure 4-4: Panel Com Menu
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4.2.2.1 Protocol
This selection sets the protocol for the main serial port (PC Interface). Available
selections are: "Normal" for emulation of Compact Outdoor String Serial Protocol, and
"Terminal" for terminal mode type protocol.
4.2.2.2 Baud Rate
This menu choice provides the baud rate selection for main serial port. The user can
select from: 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 and 38400 baud.
4.2.2.3 Sys.Address
Sys.Address allows the selection of the RCP's unique network address. Selection
range is 0 to 255; address 170 is reserved for global calls. 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, options menu.
4.2.2.4 Interface
This menu choice provides the selection of the physical interface of the main serial
port. Choose between RS-232, RS-485, IPNet (Ethernet) and SNMP interfaces.
4.2.2.5 IP Config.
This menu allows the user to select between the following menu items: IP Info, where
the user can review all IPNet Settings (as described in Section 6.5.2); or any of the
following to adjust the existing settings: Local IP; Subnet Mask; Default Gateway; Local
Port; and More, where the user may assign the Community Get, Community Set and
Web Password strings.
4.2.2.6 FiberLink
This selection allows the user to toggle the FiberLink Off, On or On with no FSK.
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4.2.3 SSPA Setup Menu
This menu allows the user to set certain states for the SSPA, including Attenuation,
Redundancy, Mute State and Attenuation control. See Figure 4-5.
Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.PanelCom
3.SSPA Setup
4.Panel Setup
5.Options
1.Attenuation
2.Redundancy
3.Mute
4.SSPAID
5.Att.Ctrl
1.Mute On
0..20.0 dB
1.SysMode
1.StndAlone
2.1:1
2.StbyMode
3.Dual 1:1
1.Hot
3.Unit
1.HPA1
2.Mute Off
4.SetStby
1.Analog Ctrl
6.LNB Cal
2.Serial Ctrl
To SSPA Info Page
2.HPA2
2.Cold
Figure 4-5: SSPA Setup Menu
4.2.3.1 Attenuation
Allows the user to change the attenuation of the remote SSPA. Range is 0 to 20 dB.
4.2.3.2 Redundancy
Provides access to redundancy related settings of the remote SSPA. The user may
choose the system mode between “standalone”, “1:1” or “Dual 1:1”; set the SSPA
standby mode to either “Hot” or “Cold”; assign the SSPA to either HPA1 or HPA2; or
select the SSPA as the standby HPA in a redundant system.
4.2.3.3 Mute
Allows the user to mute or unmute the remote SSPA.
4.2.3.4 SSPAID
Provides information about the type of the Remote SSPA as well as its serial number
and firmware version of the controller board. See Figure 4-3.
4.2.3.5 Att.Ctrl
Provides switching between analog and serial attenuation control. In case of analog
control, the user cannot control the remote SSPA attenuation from the RCP unit.
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4.2.4 Panel Setup Menu
This menu allows the user to adjust a variety of settings for the RCPF-1000. See
Figure 4-6.
Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.PanelCom
1.Buzzer
1.Enabled
3.SSPA Setup
2.Latch
3.LowRF
2.Disabled
1.Enabled
5.Options
4.Panel Setup
4.Control
6.LNB Cal
5.Panel ID
1.Local
2.Remote
3.Ignore
4.SetLevel
6.RF Units
1.dBm
2.Watt
2.Disabled
1.Fault
2.Alert
0..80 dBm
Figure 4-6: Panel Setup Menu
4.2.4.1 Buzzer
Allows the user to enable or disable the audible alarm on the RCP unit.
4.2.4.2 Latch
Provides access to the fault latching function. Note: Faults can only be latched locally
on RCP unit itself, not on the Remote SSPA.
4.2.4.3 LowRF
Provides access to local low RF Fault settings. Menu allows enabling or disabling of
the low RF fault and setting its threshold level.
4.2.4.4 Control
Allows the user to switch between Local and Remote control
4.2.4.5 PanelID
Displays RCP firmware and PCB versions.
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4.2.4.6 RF Units
Allows the user to set which type of unit is displayed on the informational menu. Select
between dBm or Watts.
4.2.5 Options 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 4-7.
Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.PanelCom
1.Backup
2.Restore
1.User
3.SSPA Setup
3.LampTest
4.Password
5.Reset
1.Low
2.Factory
1.Set
5.Options
4.Panel Setup
2.Clear
6.LNB Cal
6.LCD Light
2.Medium
3.High
3.Change
0..255
Figure 4-7: Options Menu
4.2.5.1 Backup
Allows the user to backup all settings to nonvolatile memory.
4.2.5.2 Restore
Restores saved settings, either those from a previous backup (User), or to those as
shipped from the factory (Factory).
4.2.5.3 Lamptest
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.
4.2.5.4 Password
Allows the user to set (Enable), change or clear (Disable) a password that prohibits
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others from changing controller settings. A number from 0-255 can be selected. Use
the front panel navigation keys to set the number. The Up/Down arrows change the
number by factors of 10. The Left/Right arrows change the number in increments of 1.
4.2.5.5 Reset
Allows the user to reset the controller hardware to activate certain settings. For
example, when the IP Address is modified the unit must be reset for it to use the new
IP Address.
4.2.5.6 LCD Light
Allows the user to set the brightness level of the LCD lamp. Choices are Low, Medium
and High.
4.2.6 LNB Calibration 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 4-8.
Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.PanelCom
3.SSPA Setup
4.Panel Setup
5.Options
6.LNB Cal
1.View
2.Re-calibrate
To LNB Info Page
Figure 4-8: LNB Calibration Menu
4.2.6.1 View
This screen displays information about the state of the optional external LNB unit. This
includes the LNB current, listed in mA; and the set thresholds for low and high LNB
current faults.
LNBCur(mA) displays the current consumption of externally connected LNBs to the
SSPA (if equipped).
LNBLow(mA) displays the low current fault threshold for the LNB (if equipped). This
value is stored on the SSPA.
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LNBHigh(mA) displays the high current fault threshold for the LNB (if equipped). This
value is stored on the SSPA.
Figure 4-9 shows a representative display of this menu choice.
LNBCur(mA): XXX
LNBLow(mA): XXX
LNBHigh(mA):XXX
Figure 4-9: LNB Current Calibration Display
4.2.6.2 Re-Calibrate
This screen allows the user to recalibrate low and high LNB fault thresholds.
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Section 5: System Quick-Start
5.0 Introduction
This section describes the test setup for verifying the Uplink and Downlink paths for
your fiber optic system.
5.1 Equipment needed
Gather the following equipment before proceeding with the set-up and testing of the
fiber system.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Spectrum Analyzer or Power Meter
Crossguide coupler
Waveguide Load
Reference Diplexer
Reference Oscillator
Loop Test Translator
5.2 Uplink / TX Path Verification
Refer to Figure 5-1 for a block diagram of the Uplink / TX path test setup.
J21 OPT TX/RX
J1
PS1
MODEL: XXXXXX XXXXXX
S/N: XXXX
J4 SERIAL MAIN J9 ETHERNET J5 SERIAL LOCAL
P/N: L2 04634-X
J6 PROGRAM
RX
TX
J22 IFL OUT
J22 IFL IN
J7 PARALLEL I/O
SWITCH
J6
M&C
J4
J1
LINK
J5
Figure 5-1: Diagram, Uplink / TX Path Block Diagram
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Connect the 2 meter optical quick-start cables (provided) from the RCPF-1000 to the
OFM-1000. Be sure to polish and dust all optical connectors before mating. See
Section 8 for instructions on the handling of optical connectors.
Using the fiber jumper cable, connect J20, RX and J21, TX on the RCPF-1000 to J24,
OPT TX/RX on the OFM-1000. Both the TX and the RX path must be connected to test
the system.
Connect the Power and alarm cable from the OFM-1000 J23, PWR/ALM to Port J8
(+15VDC OUT) of the Compact Outdoor amplifier.
Using the coaxial cables provided connect the OFM-1000 J21, TX IFL to Port J1 (RF
IN) of the Compact Outdoor amplifier.
Connect the X-Guide coupler and waveguide load to the Compact Outdoor SSPA. Do
not enable the Compact Outdoor amplifier without the proper termination connected to
the waveguide output.
Using the provided coaxial cable connect the LNB L-Band output to the OFM-1000
J22, RX IFL input Terminate the LNB RF input waveguide input using an appropriate
waveguide to coaxial adapter.
Connect the Modem L-Band output to the RCPF-1000 J23, IFL IN and the Modem
L-Band input to the RCPF-1000 J22, IFL OUT using the coaxial cables provided with
the system
Connect the spectrum analyzer or power meter to the system as shown in Figure 5-1.
Apply power to the system. Using the front panel controls on the modem, enable the
TX 10MHz reference and CW carrier output. Select the appropriate transmit frequency,
receive frequency and transmit power level.
Using the front panel controls on the RCPF-1000 enable the fiber link and take the
Compact Outdoor SSPA out of mute. Set the attenuator to the desired attenuation value.
The uplink / TX path signal can be monitored on the spectrum analyzer. The Compact
Outdoor output power can be displayed on the RCPF-1000 front panel. Measurements
should correlate to system specifications outlined in the product specifications.
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5.3 Downlink / RX Loop Back Verification
Refer to Figure 5-2 for a block diagram of the test setup for Loop Back Verification
Tests.
J21 OPT TX/RX
J1
PS1
J4 SERIAL MAIN J9 ETHERNET J5 SERIAL LOCAL
MODEL: XXXXXXXXXXXX
S/N: XXXX
P/N: L204634-X
J6 PROGRAM
RX
TX
J22 IFL OUT
J22 IFL IN
J7 PARALLEL I/O
SWITCH
J6
M&C
J4
J1
LINK
J5
Figure 5-2: Diagram, Downlink / RX Loop Back Test Block Diagram
Remove the Spectrum analyzer/Power meter from the system.
Connect the crossguide coupler output to the Loop Test Translator (LTT) input and the
LTT output to the LNB input. Adjust the system gain using the LTT to prevent the LNB
from operating beyond the P1dB point. Other attenuators may be required to keep all
the system elements within their operating parameters.
To verify system receive level, disconnect the RCPF-1000 Port J22, RX IFL from the
system. Monitor this port using the Spectrum analyzer. Receive power can also be
monitored on the modem front panel.
Once the system has been verified to be operating according to specification, a BER
test can now be performed.
Reconnect the cable to the RCPF-1000 Port J22, RX IFL, if necessary.
Switch the modem from CW to the appropriate digital communications scheme. The
system should now be operating at a high EB/No with no errors. System EB/No can be
set and a BER curve derived using the appropriate system configuration. However, this
test is beyond the scope of the quick start guide.
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5.4 Modem/Controller Setup
Set up the RCPF-1000 with the following parameter:
Select the Main Menu → PanelCom(2) → Fiberlink(6) → Fiberlink On (2).
Make sure your modem is set up at the proper transmit frequency and output power,
with the carrier enabled, and with the following BUC settings:
BUC Type = Other
BUC Reference = On
Power Supply = Off
Confirm the receive frequency on the modem, and apply the LNB settings as follows:
LNB Type = per LNB
LNB Reference = Off
Power Supply = Off
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Section 6: Remote Control Interface
6.0 Overview
A system, which includes a RCPF-1000 Controller and a Compact Outdoor SSPA, can
be managed from a remote computer over a variety of remote control interfaces (see
Figure 6-1). Note: The RCP2-1000-CO and RCPF-1000 share the same protocol, and
are descriptively interchangeable throughout this section.
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 6-1: 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 Compact Outdoor SSPA (with
some minor exceptions, as detailed in Section 6.1); and an ASCII based protocol
suitable for HyperTerminal applications (see Section 6.3).
The Ethernet interface provides the ability to control the system through: IPNet
interface (UDP encapsulated Normal Compact Outdoor serial protocol – Section
6.4.2); SNMP V1 (Section 7.4.3) or HTTP Web interface (Section 6.4.4).
The target SSPA unit can be accessed directly through a packet wrapping technique
described in Section 6.2.2.
When making changes to the system operation over a remote interface, keep in mind
the RCPF-1000 is not the final target for parameter changes. Requested parameter
changes will not be reflected instantly on the RCPF-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 RCPF-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 RCPF-1000 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 Compact
Outdoor SSPA Protocol. All parameters set through this protocol will be redirected to
the remote SSPA. However, some parameters can be remotely set on RCPF-1000 unit
itself. In this case, device type switch tag needs to be set appropriately. Refer to
Section 6.1.5 Multiple Device Access for more information.
6.1 Serial communication
This section describes the normal communication protocol between the RCPF-1000
and a host computer over RS-232/RS-485 serial interface. Serial port settings on host
computer must be configured for 8 bit data at no parity, with 1 stop bit. Baud rate
should match selected baud rate parameter on RCPF-1000 unit.
The unit will only respond to properly formatted protocol packets. The basic communication packet is shown in Figure 6-2. It consists of a Header, Data, and Trailer subpacket.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
Figure 6-2: Basic Communication Packet
6.1.1 Header Packet
The Header packet is divided into 3 sub-packets which are the Frame Sync,
Destination Address, and Source Address packets, as shown in Figure 6-3.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
Frame Sync (2 bytes)
0xAA5
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
Destination Address
(1 byte)
Source Address
(1 byte)
Figure 6-3: Header Sub-Packet
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6.1.1.1 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 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.
6.1.1.2 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 or 0xAA
(see Section 6.1.5 Multiple Device Access). 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 RCPF-1000 unit will reply with its unique address.
6.1.1.3 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.
6.1.2 Data Packet
The data sub-packet is comprised of 6 to 32 bytes of information. It is further divided
into seven fields as shown in Figure 6-4. The first six fields comprise the command
preamble while the last field is the actual data.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
COMMAND PREAMBLE
Protocol ID
1 Byte
Request ID
1 Byte
Command
1 Byte
Data Tag
1 Byte
DATA FIELD
Error Status /
Data Length
Data Address
1 Byte
1 Byte
Command
Data Sub
Structure
0 - 26 Bytes
Figure 6-4: Data Sub-Packet
6.1.2.1 Protocol ID
This field provides backward compatibility with older generation equipment protocol. It
should normally be set to zero. This field allows the unit to auto-detect other protocol
versions, which may exist in the future.
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6.1.2.2 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.
6.1.2.3 Command
The RCP2 protocol is a table based protocol. It allows the user to view and modify data
tables located on the controlled device. Throughout the remainder of this description,
“sender” will refer to the host PC, and “receiver” will refer to the RCPF-1000 unit.
Sender and receiver are limited to two commands and two command responses. The
Get Request command issued by a command sender allows monitoring of existing
conditions and parameters on the receiver. The Get Request frame should not have
any bytes in the Data Filed and be no longer than 11 bytes.
The Response frame from the receiver will contain a Get Response designator in the
Command field. If the receiver does not detect any errors in the Get Request frame,
the requested data will be attached to the response frame. The length of the Get
Response frame varies by the amount of attached data bytes. It may contain 11+N
bytes where N is the amount of requested data bytes from a particular table, specified
in Data Length field.
The Set Request command allows the sender to actively change parameters for the
receiver’s internal configuration. The Set Request frame must contain a number of
bytes in the Data Field as specified in Data length field. The frame size must be 11+N
bytes, where N is the length of the attached data structure. The receiver will respond
with a frame where the command field will be set to a Set Response designator. The
frame length is equal to the Request frame.
The byte value for each command is given in Table 6-1.
Table 6-1: Command Byte Values
Command Name
Command Byte Value
Set Request
Set Response
0
1
2
Get Response
3
Get Request
6.1.2.4 Data Tag
The RCP2 internal structure is organized in several tables, all of which share similar
functionality and internal resources. To access the various tables, the data tag must be
specified in the request frame. The data associated with certain tags is read only.
Therefore only the “Get” command request would be allowed to access these data
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tags. The RCPF-1000 will return an error on attempts to issue a “Set” request to a read
-only table tag. Various tables may contain values formatted either in 1 or 2 bytes format. The Packet Wrapper Tag provides direct access to the RCP2 Local Port and has
no table association. The data tag byte values are given in Table 6-2.
Table 6-2: Data Tag Byte Values
Tag Name
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: Tag have read only status.
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.
Packet Wrapper
6
1 Byte
Reserved
2
N/A
Reserved
5
N/A
Bytes in Data fields under this tag will be redirected to a
RCP2-1000 Local Port without any change. Data
Address filed indicates how many bytes (if any) RCP21000 should return from remote device response.
Response frame for this tag is not guaranteed. It will
depend on remote device response.
This tag is reserved and not used for RCP2-1000
applications.
This tag is reserved for factory usage only
6.1.2.5 Data Address / Error Status / Local Port Frame Length
This field is a tag extension byte and specifies the first table 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 requestor wants to access the amplifier’s unique network address, it should set data tag 0 (System settings
tag) and data address 8 (see System Settings Details table). If the following Data
Length field is more than 1, then all subsequent Settings will be accessed after the
Unique Network Address.
Important! In the Response Frame Data Address filed replaced with the Error Status
information. The various error codes are given in Table 6-3.
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Table 6-3: Error Status Byte Values
Error Code name
Byte
Value
No Errors
0
Normal Condition, no errors detected
Data Frame Too Big
1
Specified Data length is to big for respondent 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 originator frame, but respondent failed to recognize it. All data aborted.
Possible Cause
In case of Packet Wrapper request frame (Tag 6), data address field used to specify
amount of bytes returned by RCP unit in response frame from local port. Byte
collecting from local port starts immediately after wrapped frame being send out. There
is no time-out and response frame is not being sent back to host PC until specified
amount of bytes collected from Local Port. New request sent by PC host will cancel
byte collecting and all collected bytes will be discarded.
6.1.2.6 Data Length
This byte value specifies amount of bytes attached in Data Filed. For Get command it
specifies the number of data bytes that has to be returned by RCP unit to a host PC in
Response frame. For Set command value of this byte specifies number of data fields to
be accessed starting from the address specified in the Data Address byte. In general,
Data Length value plus Data Address must not exceed the maximum data size
particular tag.
6.1.2.7 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. “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 unit. In case the data length is 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). Formatting of data bytes for the Packet Wrapper frame is not important for
the RCP unit. All data bytes will be redirected to the RCPF-1000 local port without any
modification.
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6.1.3 Trailer Packet
The trailer component contains only one byte called the Frame Check Sequence. This
field provides a checksum during packet transmission. See Figure 6-5.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
Frame Check
Checksum (1 byte)
Figure 6-5: Trailer Sub-Packet
6.1.3.1 Frame Check
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
6.1.4 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 units.
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 100 ms. This
time is required for the controller to detect a “Line Cleared” condition with half duplex
communications. Maximum controller respond time is 200 ms.
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6.2 Multiple Device Access
6.2.1 Switching between CO SSPA and RCPF-1000
The RCP unit provides remote control access to the SSPA monitor and control
parameter tables as well as to a table related to the RCPF-1000 unit itself. Switching
device control tables can be achieved by setting the Device type data field in the
System settings table (Data Address 0). By default, control tables are set to access a
remote controlled SSPA unit (see Table 6-6). The controller will emulate the SSPA
protocol in full, with one exclusion—system threshold table becomes read only (the
Compact Outdoor SSPA has read/write status for this table).
If the Device type is set to RCPF-1000 by a remote Host, the values in the Settings
table will represent RCPF-1000 units rather than the remote Compact Outdoor SSPA
(see Table 6-7). To return to the default table, set the Device Type data field back to
Compact Outdoor SSPA, or reset the controller unit. When a device type switch
occurs, the global call address is also changed from 0xAA for Compact Outdoor SSPA
to 0xFF for RCPF-1000. The other tables remain unchanged and can be accessed at
any time.
The Device type field also can be used for automatic detection of remote equipment.
RCPF-1000 units with firmware versions earlier than 4.00 have no support for the
device type field. Polling this data field value on older units will return an error.
6.2.2 Accessing Compact Outdoor SSPA through Packet Wrapper technique
Features introduced in firmware version 4.03 allow send requests directly to a remote
Compact Outdoor SSPA. In this mode, the RCPF-1000 redirects requests from its
Serial Main or Ethernet port to its Local serial port, connected to the SSPA (see Figure
6-6). 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 SSPA.
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 RCPF-1000 buffer.
In the diagram represented in Figure 6-6, Request frame A is the Packet Wrapper
frame. It contains Request frame B, intended to be redirected to the remote SSPA.
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Host PC
Request Frame A
Header
4 Bytes
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
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
n
atio
pag
Pro
Request Frame A
Header
4 Bytes
del
1
ay
- 50
RCP2-1000 CO
mS
J4 Main or
J9 Ethernet
n
atio
pag
Pro
J5 Local or
Fiber Link
ay
del
Response Frame A
1 -5
Header
4 Bytes
Command Preamble
6 Bytes
ResponseFrame B
11 + n Bytes
Trailer Checksum
1 Byte
0m
Response Frame B
Request Frame B
S
Protocol ID
0
Request ID
0 to 255
Command
2-3
Data Tag
6
Error Status
0 to 5
Data Length
11 + m
Response Frame B
Header
4 Bytes
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
Compact Outdoor
SSPA
Propagation delay 1 - 10 mS
Figure 6-6: Packet Wrapper access to Compact Outdoor SSPA
Response frame B is the Compact Outdoor SSPA response, which is wrapped up in
Response frame A sent by the RCPF-1000 controller back to the Host PC. Delay times
may vary and depend on the type of interface or baud rate. Therefore, the maximum
controller respond time for the Host M&C should be increased to 500mS for Packet
Wrapper frames.
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Table 6-4: Request Frame Structure
Byte
Tag
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0xAA
0x55
Destination Address
Source Address
Protocol Version
Request ID
Command
8
Data Tag
9
Data Address
10
11+N
Data Length
Data
11+N+1
Checksum
Frame Sync 1
Frame Sync 2
- // -// Protocol Compatibility Byte, must be set 0
Service Byte
0 Set Request; 1 Get Request
0 System Settings; 1 System Thresholds;
2 Reserved;3 Conditions; 4 ADC Data,
5 Reserved; 6 Packet Wrapper
Setting number, Sensor command,
EEPROM address
Total length of the data, valid values: 1 – 10
Actual Data
Dest. Address + Source Address + Protocol
Version + Request ID + Command + Data Tag +
Data Address + Data Length + Data
Table 6-5: Response Frame Structure
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Byte
Tag
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0xAA
0x55
Destination Address
Source Address
Protocol Version
Request ID
Command
8
Data Tag
9
Error Status
10
11+N
Data Length
Data
11+N+1
Checksum
Frame Sync 1
Frame Sync 2
- // -// Protocol Compatibility Byte, must be set 0
Service Byte
2 Set Response; 3 Get Response
0 System Settings; 1 System Thresholds;
2 Reserved;3 Conditions; 4 ADC Data,
5 Reserved; 6 Packet Wrapper
0 – No Errors, 1- Too Big, 2 No Such Data,
3 Bad Value, 4 Read Only, 5 Bad Checksum; 6
Unrecognized Error
Total length of the data, valid values: 1 – 10
Actual Data
Dest. Address + Source Address + Protocol
Version + Request ID + Command + Data Tag +
Data Address + Data Length + Data
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Table 6-6: System Settings Data Values for Compact Outdoor SSPA
Data
Address
# Bytes
Description
Limits and Byte Values
0
1
Device Type (Note: Changing device
type will change parameters table.
This table is for Device Type 2 CO
SSPA)
Compact Outdoor SSPA = 2 (Current table);
RCP2-1000CO=5 (Settings table changes to Table 6-7)
1
1
System Operation Mode
2
1
3
1
System Hierarchical Address
Unit Start Up State
(in Redundancy)
4
1
Mute State
5
1
Attenuation Level
(dB down from maximum gain)
6
1
Module Gain Control Authority
7
8
1
1
Amplifier Network Address
High Temperature Alarm Threshold
9
1
SSPA module Calibration Mode
10
1
SSPA Spare Fault Status
11
1
SSPA Spare Fault Handling
12
1
SSPA Auxiliary Fault Status
13
1
SSPA Auxiliary Fault Handling
14
1
Block Up Converter Fault Status
15
1
Block Up Converter Fault Handling
1
Protocol Select (keep value selected
to Normal protocol, not recommended to change in system with RCP21000CO controller)
17
1
Baud Rate Select (keep value selected to 9600 Baud, not recommended to change in system with
RCP2-1000CO controller)
18-19
20
21
22 - 28
29 - 32
2
1
1
-//4
Reserved
Standby Mode
BUC Reference
Reserved
IP Address (MSB – LSB)
33 - 25
36 - 40
41 - 42
43 - 46
4
4
2
4
IP Gateway (MSB – LSB)
Subnet Mask (MSB – LSB)
Receive IP Port (MSB – LSB)
IP Lock Address (MSB – LSB)
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Single Amplifier = 255; Dual 1:1 = 1;
1:1 Redundant = 0
HPA 1= 0; HPA 2= 255
Standby Amplifier = 0
On Line Amplifier = 1
Mute Clear (Transmit Enable) = 255
Mute Set (Transmit Disable) = 0
[1 value for every 0.1 dB]
0 dB attenuation = 0
20 dB attenuation = 200
Serial Port Gain Control = 255
External Analog Voltage Gain Control = 0
0 to 255
0 to 125 (in °C)
Temperature Compensated = 255 (normal state)
Calibration Mode = 0
Ignore Spare Fault = 255
Fault on value of window on ADC channel = 0 to 7
Fault on External Mute = 8
Minor Fault (no effect on Summary Fault) = 255
Major Fault (Triggers Summary Fault) = 0
Major Fault with Mute (Transmit Disabled) = 1
Ignore Auxiliary Fault = 255
Fault on Logic Low State = 1
Fault on Logic High State = 0
Startup in Low Z State = 2
Startup in High Z State = 3
Minor Fault (No effect on Summary) = 255
Major Fault (Triggers Summary Fault) = 0
Major Fault with Mute (Transmit Disabled) =1
Minor Fault with Mute = 2 (version 3.50)
Ignore BUC Fault = 255
Fault on Logic Low State = 1
Fault on Logic High State = 0
Minor Fault (no effect on Summary Fault) = 255
Major Fault (Triggers Summary Fault) =0
Major Fault with Mute (Transmit Disabled) = 1
Normal Protocol = 255
Terminal Mode = 0
Binary Mode = 1
SierraCom Protocol = 2
9600 = 255
38400 = 0
19200 = 1
4800 = 2
2400 = 3
Reserved for Factory use.
Hot standby=255; Cold standby=0
Autoswitch = 0; External = 1; Internal = 2
Reserved for Factory use
Settings required for normal operation of IP interface.
Consult network administrator for a proper setup. All
settings physically located on the RCP unit. Changes to
these settings are effective only after controller restart.
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Table 6-7: System Settings Data Values for RCPF-1000 controller
Data
Address
# Bytes
Description
Limits and Byte Values
0
1
1-2
2
Device Type (Note: Changing
device type will change
parameters table. This table
is for Device Type 5 RCP21000CO
Reserved
3
1
Control Mode
1. Local = 0; 2. Remote = 1
4
1
LCD back light intensity
1. Off=0; 2. Low=1; 3.Medium=2; High=3
5
1
Reserved
6
1
Main serial port protocol
7
1
Main serial port baud rate
8
1
9
1
10
1
Network Address
Type of remote control interface
Fiberlink interface
1.Normal=0; 2.Terminal=1
1 1. 9600=0; 2.2400=1; 3. 4800=2; 4.
19200=3;
5.38400=4
Valid Values 0 -254
1.RS232=0; 2.RS485=1;
3.IPNet=2; 4.SNMP=3
1.Off=0; 2.On=1
11 - 12
2
Reserved
-//-
13
1
Fault Latch
1.Disable=0; 2.Enable=1
14 - 15
2
Reserved
-//-
16
1
Menu Password
Valid Values=0..255
17
1
Reserved
-//-
18
1
Audible Alarm Buzzer
1.Disable=0; 2.Enable=1
19
1
Menu Password Protection
1.Disable=0; 2.Enable=1
20
1
RF Units (LCD Menu only)
1.dBm=0; 2.Watts=1
21-23
3
-//-
24
1
25-26
2
27
1
28
1
Reserved
Low Forward RF (RCP21000 only)
Reserved
Low Forward RF threshold
(RCP2-1000 only)
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)
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RCP2-1000CO = 5 (Settings table changes
to Table 6-6)
-//-
1.Disable=0; 2.Major Fault=1; Minor Fault=2
-//Valid values=0..80dBm 1dBm per 1 Value
-//-
Settings required for normal operation of IP interface.
Consult network administrator for a proper setup. All
settings physically located on the RCP2-1000 unit.
Changes to these settings effective only after controller
restart.
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Table 6-8: System Condition Addressing (Read Only)
Data
Address
# Bytes
1
2
2
2
3
2
Description
Present DAC value
(Read Only in Temp Co Mode)
Present Temperature
Fault, Mute, and State Conditions
Limits and Byte Values
0 to 1023
+ 125
2-Byte Value
0 fault clear; 1 fault set
0 mute clear; 1 mute set
0 standby state, 1 on line state
Lower Byte
Bit 0 = Summary Fault
Bit 1 = High Temp Fault
Bit 2 = Low DC Current Fault
Bit 3 = Low DC Voltage Fault
Bit 4 = External Mute Status
Bit 5 = Internal Mute Status
Bit 6 = Reserved, always 0
Bit 7 = Reserved, always 0
High Byte
Bit 0 = Block Up Converter Fault
Bit 1 = Spare Fault
Bit 2 = Auxiliary Fault
Bit 3 = Fiber RX Link Fault
Bit 4 = RF Switch Control 1 state
Bit 5 = RF Switch Control 2 state
Bit 6 = Reserved, always 0
Bit 7 = Unit On Line State
1bit per 0.1 dB attenuation
Low Byte: 0 to 200
High Byte: always 0
4
2
Present Attenuation Level
5
2
Present RF Power Level
Output is dBm x 10
Ie 455 = 45.5 dBm
0 to 1023
6
2
SSPA DC Current
200 Amp maximum
1 value = 0.1 Amp
7
2
Regulator DC Voltage
15 Volt maximum
1 value = 0.1 Volt
8
2
Power Supply Voltage
15 Volt maximum
1 value = 0.1 Volt
9
2
Transistor Gate Voltage
0 to 10 volt range
Use 2’s compliment integer math
1 value = 0.1 Volt
Note: This table is common for both RCP2-1000 and Compact Outdoor SSPA and will not change
when the device type is switched.
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Table 6-9: ADC (Analog-Digital Converter) Addressing (Read Only)
Data
Address
# Bytes
0
2
Current value of ADC channel 0
Reserved
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: N/A
1
2
Current value of ADC channel 1
RF Power Detector #1 Reflected
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: N/A
2
2
Current value of ADC channel 2
Analog Gain Adjust Voltage
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: 1 value = 2.44mV
3
2
Current value of ADC channel 3
RF Power Detector #1 Forward
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: N/A
4
2
Current value of ADC channel 4
Gate Voltage
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: 1 value = -9.4mV
5
2
Current value of ADC channel 5
Regulator Voltage
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: 1 value = 14.66 mV
6
2
Current value of ADC channel 6
Power Supply Voltage
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: 1 value = 14.66 mV
7
2
Current value of ADC channel 7
SSPA Current
Value Range: 0 to 1023
Conversion: 1 value = 97.75 mA
Description
Limits and valid values
Table 6-10: System Threshold Data Values (Read Only)
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Data
Address
# Bytes
Description
Limits and valid values
1
2
Low Current Fault Threshold
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 1023
2
2
Spare Fault Window
Lower Limit
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 1023
3
2
Spare Fault Window
Upper Limit
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 1023
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6.3 Examples
6.3.1 Example 1
Table 6-11 shows an example of a communication exchange between a PC and
RCPF-1000 unit.
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RCPF-1000 Network Address = 5
Host Computer Network Address = 10
Request ID = 0x6F
Table 6-11: Example 1 Host PC Request String
Byte
Position
Byte
Value
(Hex)
Description
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
55
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
5
Destination Address of RCP unit
4
A
Source address of Request originating PC Host
5
0
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
6
6F
Request ID byte is set by originator, will be echoed back by respondent
7
1
Command field for “Get” type request
8
0
“SSPA Settings” tag indicates which data from respondent required in
response frame
9
1
Data Address field indicates the beginning data address inside of the “SSPA
Settings” data set to 1 (first element)
10
A
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the “SSPA Settings”
requested from the amplifier
11
8A
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 10
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The RCPF-1000 replies with the response string of Table 6-12.
Table 6-12: Example 1 SSPA Response String
Description
Byte
Position
Byte
Value
(Hex)
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
55
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
A
Destination Address of PC request originator
4
5
Source address of Responding Amplifier
5
0
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
6
6F
Echo of the Originator’s Request ID byte
7
3
Command field for “Get” type response
8
0
“SSPA 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
A
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the “SSPA Settings”
requested from the SSPA (12 is all available data of “System Conditions” type).
11
0
Data field 1 contains data element 1 of “System Conditions” data type
12
255
Data field 2 contains data element 2 of “System Conditions” data type
13
1
Data field 3 contains data element 3 of “System Conditions” data type
14
255
Data field 4 contains data element 4 of “System Conditions” data type
15
0
Data field 5 contains data element 5 of “System Conditions” data type
16
255
Data field 6 contains data element 6 of “System Conditions” data type
17
5
Data field 7 contains data element 7 of “System Conditions” data type
18
50
Data field 8 contains data element 8 of “System Conditions” data type
19
0
Data field 9 contains data element 9 of “System Conditions” data type
20
3
Data field 10 contains data element 10 of “System Conditions” data type
21
8F
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Arithmetic checksum of bytes 3 through 20
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6.3.2 Example 2
Change SSPA Attenuation to 20 dB (55dB gain) through the RCPF-1000 settings control table
• RCPF-1000 Network Address = 5
• Host Computer Network Address = 10
• Request ID = 0x6F
Table 6-13: Example 2 PC Request String
Byte
Position
Byte
Value (hex)
Description
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
55
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
5
Destination Address of the unit
4
A
Source address of Request originating PC Host
5
0
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
6
6F
Request ID is 111
7
0
Command “Set request” designator
8
0
Data tag “0” indicates access to SSPA Settings
9
5
Data address 5 indicates access to SSPA attenuation
10
1
Data length is 1 byte
11
C8
Data 200 - 20.0 dB x 10 attenuation
12
4C
Arithmetic checksum of bytes 3 to 11
Table 6-14: Example 2 SSPA Response String
Byte
Position
Byte
Value (hex)
Description
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
55
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
A
Destination Address of PC request originator
4
5
Source address of the respondent
5
0
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
6
6F
Echo of the Originator’s Request ID byte
7
2
“Set Response” designator
8
0
Data Tag “0” was accessed
9
0
Data address omitted and replaced with error status “0” – no errors.
10
1
Data length is 1 byte
11
C8
Data 200 - 20.0 dB x 10 attenuation successfully set
12
49
Arithmetic checksum of bytes 3 to 11
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6.3.3 Example 3
Change SSPA Attenuation to 15.6 dB (59.4dB gain) through packet wrapper request
•
•
•
RCPF-1000 Network Address = SSPA Network Address = 1
Host Computer Network Address = 100
Request ID = 0x6F
Table 6-15: Example 3 PC Request String
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Byte
Position
Byte
Value
(hex)
Description
1
0xAA
Frame A Sync Byte 1
2
0x55
Frame A Sync Byte 2
3
0x01
Destination Address of the RCP2-1000 unit
4
0x64
Source address of Request originating PC Host
5
0x00
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
6
0x6F
Request ID is 111
7
0x00
Command “Set request” designator
8
0x06
Tag indicates Packet Wrapper request
9
0x0C
Data length indicates Packet Wrapper is 12 bytes long
10
0x0C
Expected length of response packet from CO SSPA is 12 bytes long
11
0xAA
Frame B Sync Byte 1, first byte of encapsulated frame B
12
0x55
Frame B Sync Byte 2
13
0x01
Destination Address of the CO SSPA unit
14
0x64
Source address of Request originating PC Host
15
0x00
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
16
0x6F
Request ID is 111
17
0x00
Command “Set request” designator
18
0x00
Tag 0 indicates access to SSPA System Settings table
19
0x05
Data address 5 indicates access to SSPA attenuation
20
0x01
Data length is 1 byte long
21
0x9C
Data field sets attenuation level to 15.6dBm (156 divided by 10)
22
0x76
Checksum of wrapped packet, byte position 12 to 21, last byte of frame B
23
0xDD
Checksum of entire packet, byte positions 3 to 22, last byte of frame A
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Table 6-16: Example 3 PC Response String
Byte
Position
Byte
Value
(hex)
Description
1
0xAA
Frame A Sync Byte 1
2
0x55
Frame A Sync Byte 2
3
0x64
Destination Address of the PC Host
4
0x01
Source address of Response originating RCP2-1000 unit
5
0x00
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
6
0x6F
Returned request ID is 111
7
0x02
Command “Set response” designator
8
0x06
Tag indicates Packet Wrapper request
9
0x00
Error code 0 indicates no errors found in request frame
10
0x0C
Length of captured response packet from CO SSPA is 12 bytes long
11
0xAA
Frame B Sync Byte 1, first byte of encapsulated frame B
12
0x55
Frame B Sync Byte 2
13
0x64
Destination Address of the PC Host
14
0x01
Source address of Response originating CO SSPA unit
15
0x00
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
16
0x6F
Request ID is 111
17
0x02
Command “Set response” designator
18
0x00
Tag 0 indicates access to SSPA System Settings table
19
0x00
Error code 0 indicates no errors found in request frame
20
0x01
Data length is 1 byte long
21
0x9C
Data field confirms setting attenuation level to 15.6dBm (156 divided by 10)
22
0x73
Checksum of wrapped packet, byte position 12 to 21, last byte of frame B
23
0xCD
Checksum of entire packet, byte positions 3 to 22, last byte of frame A
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6.4 Remote control through Terminal protocol
The RCPF-1000 utilizes Terminal Mode Serial Protocol (TMSP) as a secondary serial
protocol for Management and Control through a Remote Serial Interface.
6.4.1 Overview
TMSP allows the user to access internal RCPF-1000 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. Navigation through TMSP is identical to front panel menu navigation. See the
Menu tree from section 5.2 for details.
U.S. ASCII encoded character strings are used to represent commands and data
messages. A remote terminal or controller initiates a communication session and the
RCPF-1000 unit takes action and returns a report of requested status. The RCPF-1000
will not initiate communication and will transmit data only when commanded to do so.
Prior to establishing a session with a RCPF-1000, this mode must be enabled through
the front panel menu.
The remote terminal must be configured with serial settings that match the RCPF-1000
serial port settings. For example, if the RCPF-1000 is set at 9600 Baud, the remote
terminal must be also configured as an ASCII terminal at 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 bit
data with 1 stop bit serial connection. The RCPF-1000 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 RCPF-1000 terminal, the user must type
UNIT#XXX in the terminal window, where XXX is the RCPF-1000 unique network
address or the global call address (255). Press “Enter” on the keyboard.
The RCPF-1000 should answer with Unit#XXX OnLine and display the first menu
screen on the following lines. After a remote session is successfully established, the
unit will remain connected as long as needed.
The session is organized in as menu selection with active keys. To help the user
navigate through the menu, a help string with the list of active keys always follows the
menu strings. For example, the following string will be the last transmission on all
informative menu screens (Note: All key commands must be in upper case):
“Active Keys(U)p+Enter; (D)own+Enter;(C)learFlt; (M)enu+Enter; (E)nd+Enter”
To refresh the screen on the remote terminal, simply press the “Enter” key. To end a
session with the RCPF-1000, press the “E” and then “Enter” keys.
Important! If multiple RCPF-1000 units are networked on the same serial link,
do not establish a session with more than one RCPF-1000 at a time. If you do
so, you will not get a valid response from the unit.
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6.4.2 Remote Terminal Set-up
The following procedure will guide the user through the setup of a remote terminal,
using Windows 95/98 HyperTerminal software. Prior to configuring the PC, the RCPF1000 must be connected to the PC COM port and configured to use TMSP at 9600
Baud.
1. Start the Windows HyperTerminal Program (default Windows location at Programs
→ Accessories → HyperTerminal).
2. At the prompted window, type the name of your serial connection (“Compact
Outdoor SSPA” for example), and then click “OK.” See Figure 6-7.
Figure 6-7: Connection Description window
3. Select a direct connection to the PC communication port (Com1 for example), to
communicate with the RCP2-1000, and then click “OK.”. See Figure 6-8.
Figure 6-8: Connect To window
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4. On the next dialog window, choose the following settings: Bits per Second – 9600;
Data bits – 8; Parity – None; Stop bits – 1; Flow control – none. Then click “OK.”
See Figure 6-9.
Figure 6-9: COM Properties window
5. The RCPF-1000 will not normally echo back characters typed by the user in the
Terminal window. For added security and convenience, it is recommended to turn
on Local Echo on HyperTerminal itself. To do so, from the HyperTerminal top menu
select as followed: File → Properties → Settings → ASCII setup. The resulting
window is shown on Figure 6-10. Check the box marked “Echo typed characters
locally” and click “OK.” Due to a software bug on some Windows versions this
feature does not properly work even when checked. To fix the bug, download the
latest version of HyperTerminal from http://www.hilgraeve.com. Do not use a
version of Hyperterminal earlier than 6.3.
Figure 6-10: ASCII Setup window
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Your PC is now configured to communicate with the Compact Outdoor SSPA in
Terminal mode. To establish a session with RCP2-1000 , type UNIT#170.
Note: On a RS485 network, avoid using the global address (170). Instead, use the
unique RCPF-1000 address.
An example of the terminal mode session shown on Figure 6-11.
Figure 6-11: Example of Terminal Mode session
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6.5 Ethernet Interface
6.5.1 Overview
The RCPF-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 Paradise Datacom LLC serial
protocol over UDP transport layer protocol. This protocol is fully supported in
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 RCPF-1000 unit
In order to utilize either of the protocols listed above, the relevant interface option has
to be turned on. Refer to Section 6.5.2 (Setting IPNet interface), Section 6.5.4
(Configuring unit to work with SNMP protocol) and Section 6.5.3 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).
6.5.2 IPNet Interface
6.5.2.1 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
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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
RCPF-1000 unit and controlling workstation when datagrams (packets) are
exchanged. Teledyne Paradise Datacom provides a Windows TM-based control
application to establish UDP-based Ethernet communication with the RCPF-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 RCPF
-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 RCPF-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
RCPF-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 6-12.
UDP Header
(8 bytes)
SSPA Serial Protocol Frame CRC 16
(11+N Bytes, 0<N<128)
checksum
Figure 6-12: UDP Redirect Frame Example
This set of Ethernet IP protocols is currently supported by Teledyne Paradise Datacom
Universal M&C package (Compact Outdoor SSPA). The software package is supplied
on CD with the controller unit, or can be downloaded by registered users of the
company web site, http://www.paradisedata.com.
6.5.2.2 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 RCPF-1000. Setting the
parameter to the specific address of the remote host will lock RCPF-1000 access to
this host. Packets received from other hosts will be ignored.
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Table 6-17: OSI Model for RM SSPA Ethernet IP Interface
OSI Layer Protocol
Application
Notes
Paradise Datacom
Frame structure described in Section 6.1
RCP2-1000 serial protocol
Transport
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
Standard CAT5 (CAT 6)
Maximum node length 100 m
Network Cable
For other parameters (IP address, Gateway, Subnet, IP port) contact your network
system administrator for assistance.
Physical
Important! If you are planning to access the RCPF-1000 through the
Internet, you must exercise the appropriate security measures. It is
strongly recommended to put RCPF-1000 units behind a protective
Firewall or set up a VPN link for remote access.
After selecting the IP parameters, turn on IP interfaces through front panel: Press the
Main Menu key and select 2.Panel Com and press the Enter key, then select
4.Interface and press the Enter key, then select 3.IPNet and press the Enter key.
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 RCPF-1000 controller hardware reset. To do this, cycle power to the unit,
or press the Main Menu key and select 5.Options and press the Enter key, select
6.Reset and press the Enter key. To disable the Ethernet port and enable the RS232/
485 port, press the Main Menu key and select 2.PanelCom and press the Enter key,
then select 4.Interface and press the Enter key, then select 1.RS232 -OR- 2.RS485
and press the Enter key.
Important! The RCPF-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
4.2.2.1). If the protocol selection is set differently (Terminal), the controller
will force its protocol selection to "Normal".
The RCPF-1000 Ethernet port can be connected to a network hub through straight
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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 RCPF-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
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 RCPF-1000 match your
network parameters. On a Windows-based PC you may also check ARP table entries.
The new IP address of the RCPF-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 RCPF1000 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
RCPF-1000 unit). Now try the PING command again. More information about how to
set up a network connection with the RCPF-1000 can be found in Appendix B.
6.5.3 Using the RCPF-1000 Web Interface
The RCPF-1000 web interface is designed to mimic the interface of the Compact
Outdoor SSPA. Under this interface, the RCPF-1000 unit is completely transparent for
the end user.
With the Ethernet Interface activated as described in Section 6.5.2.2 and an IP
Address assigned to the unit, launch a Java- (version 1.5 or higher) and Javascriptenabled web browser. Paradise Datacom recommends using Internet Explorer.
Enter the RCPF-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 6-13.
Figure 6-13: Web interface screen
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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. To select another password, enter the following selection
on the RCPF-1000 front panel: Press the Main Menu key and select 2.PanelCom and
press the Enter key, select 3.IPNet and press the Enter key, select 5.IPconfig and
press the Enter key, select 6.More and press the Enter key, select 4.WebPassword
and press the Enter key. Select the appropriate password by using the navigation
keys. 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.
•
Status and Faults: A view of all faults and operational parameters.
•
Communication Settings: This tab provides access to all communication
related settings. From here, the user can change the IP settings, Interface,
Protocol, Baud Rate, Password and SNMP settings.
•
General 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.
•
Fault Settings: All fault related settings are available under this tab.
Note: Only one web browser should be connected at any time. If a second browser
connects to the same Web Interface, service quality cannot be assured.
Important! Make sure to set the IP Port Address to 1007. The Web interface will
not function properly with a different port address selection. If the Web interface
has to be disabled for any reason, select a port address of any other value.
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6.5.4 SNMP interface
6.5.4.1 Introduction
SNMP-based management was initially targeted for TCP/IP routers and hosts.
However, the SNMP-based 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.
Teledyne 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 RCPF-1000 MIB allows access to a remote Compact
Outdoor SSPA (default state) as well as to the RCPF-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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6.5.4.2 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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StandbyMode'ColdStandby=0,HotStandby=255
BUCReference'Autoswitch = 0,External = 1,Internal = 2,NA=255 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.21 Field reserved for factory use
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
20/INTEGER
21/INTEGER
22/INTEGER
23/INTEGER
24/INTEGER
25/INTEGER
26/INTEGER
27/INTEGER
28/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.28 Field reserved for future use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.27 Field reserved for future use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.26 Field reserved for future use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.25 Field reserved for future use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.24 Field reserved for future use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.23 Field reserved for factory use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.22 Field reserved for factory use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.20 Standby Mode
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.19 Field reserved for factory use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.18 Field reserved for factory use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.17 Baud Rate Select
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.16 Protocol Select
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.15 Block Up Converter Fault Handling
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.14 Block Up Converter Fault Status
Reserved'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.13 SSPA Auxiliary Fault Handling
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.12 SSPA Auxiliary Fault Status
19/INTEGER
AuxFaultCheck'LogicHigh=0,LogicLow=1,Ignore=255
12/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.11 SSPA Spare Fault Handling
Reserved'0..255
SpareFaultAction'MajorFault=0,Fault+Mute=1,MinorFault=255
11/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.10 SSPA Spare Fault Status
SSPA module Calibration Mode
18/INTEGER
SpareFaultCheck'ADCCh0-7=0..7,Ext.Mute=8,Ignore=255
10/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.9
High Temperature Alarm Threshold
BaudRate'38400=255,19200=1,4800=2,2400=3,9600=255
CalibrationMode'On=0,Off=255
9/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.8
Amplifier Network Address
17/INTEGER
HighTempAlarmThreshold(C)'0..100
8/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.7
Module Gain Control Authority
ProtocolSelect'Terminal=0,Compatible25pin=1,Normal=255
NetworkAddress'0..255
7/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.6
Attenuation Level
16/INTEGER
GainControl'Analog=0,Serial=255
6/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.5
Mute State
BUCFaultAction'MajorFault=0,Fault+Mute=1,MinorFault=255
SSPAAttenuation(dBx10)'0..200
5/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.4
Unit Start Up State in Redundancy
15/INTEGER
Mute'On=0,Off=255
4/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.3
System Hierarchical Address
BUCFaultCheck'LogicHigh=0,LogicLow=1,Ignore=255
CurrentState'UnitStandby=0,UnitOnline=255
3/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.2
System Operation mode
14/INTEGER
SystemHierarchicalAddress'HPA1=0,HPA2=255
2/INTEGER
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.1
Description
AuxFaultAction'MajorFault=0,Fault+Mute=1,MinorFault=255
SystemMode'1:1=0,Dual 1:1 = 1,StandAlone=255
1/INTEGER
Value OID
13/INTEGER
settingTextValue
settingIndex/settingValue
Table 6-18: Detailed Settings for CO SSPA mode (Device Type=2)
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settingIndex/
settingValue
settingTextValue
Value OID
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
42/INTEGER IPPortByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.42
43/INTEGER IPLockByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.43
44/INTEGER IPLockByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.44
45/INTEGER IPLockByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.45
46/INTEGER IPLockByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.46
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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
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Reserved'0..255
ControlMode'Local=0,Remote=1
LCDLite'Off=0,Low=1,Med=2,High=3
Reserved'0..255
LCDLite'Off=0,Low=1,Med=2,High=3
Baud'9600=0,2400=1,4800=2,19200=3,38400=4
NetworkAddress'0..255
Interface'RS232=0,RS485=1,IPNet=2,SNMP=3
FiberLink'Off=0,On=1
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
FaultLatch'Disable=0,Enable=1
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
UserPassword'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Buzzer'Off=0,On=1
SystemPassword'Off=0,On=1
RFUnits'dBm=0,Watts=1
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
LowFrwrdRFFltHandle'Ignore=0,Major=1,Minor=2
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
LowForwardRFthreshold(dBm)'0..80
2/INTEGER
3/INTEGER
4/INTEGER
5/INTEGER
6/INTEGER
7/INTEGER
8/INTEGER
9/INTEGER
10/INTEGER
11/INTEGER
12/INTEGER
13/INTEGER
14/INTEGER
15/INTEGER
16/INTEGER
17/INTEGER
18/INTEGER
19/INTEGER
20/INTEGER
21/INTEGER
22/INTEGER
23/INTEGER
24/INTEGER
25/INTEGER
26/INTEGER
27/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
Reserved'0..255
1/INTEGER
28/INTEGER
settingTextValue
settingIndex/
settingValue
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
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.25
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.24
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.23
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.22
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.21
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
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.10
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
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.1
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 6-19: Detailed Settings for RCP2-1000CO mode (Device Type=5)
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settingIndex/
settingValue
settingTextValue
Value OID
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
42/INTEGER IPPortByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.42
43/INTEGER IPLockByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.43
44/INTEGER IPLockByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.44
45/INTEGER IPLockByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.45
46/INTEGER IPLockByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.46
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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
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Table 6-20: Detailed Thresholds
thresholdIndex/
thresholdValue
thresholdTextValue
Value OID
Description
1/INTEGER
ForwardRFPower(RFUnitsx10)'0..10000
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.1 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
Table 6-21: Detailed Conditions
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
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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6.5.4.3 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), rcp21000rm(4), rcp21000co(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 Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC SNMP enabled devices 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”.
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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.
settings
Table contents current device configuration and provides device management.
For detailed settings table info for SNMP device see Table 6-18 if deviceType is
set to cosspa; and Table 6-19 if deviceType is set to rcp21000co. Read/write
access for settingsValue column.
thresholds
Table provides information about device internal limits and subsystems info. For
detailed table information refer to Table 6-20. Read only access.
conditions
Table contents device fault status information. Read only access. For detailed
conditions table info see Table 6-21.
6.5.4.4 Configuring RCPF-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.PanelSetup → 5.IP Setup → 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 unit
Main Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 5.IP Setup → 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.IP Setup → 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 unit Main Menu: Main Menu → 2.PanelCom → 5.IP Setup
→ 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
unit 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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6.5.4.5 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 6-14) and then click the Start button.
Figure 6-14: 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 6-15).
Figure 6-15: Getif MBrowser window, with update data in output data box
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6.5.4.6 SNMP V3 implementation issues
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an interoperable standards-based
protocol that allows for external monitoring of the Content Engine through an SNMP
agent.
A SNMP-managed network consists of three primary components: managed devices,
agents, and management systems. A managed device is a network node that contains
a SNMP agent and resides on a managed network. Managed devices collect and store
management information and use SNMP to make this information available to management systems that use SNMP. Managed devices include routers, access servers,
switches, bridges, hubs, computer hosts, and printers.
An agent is a software module that has local knowledge of management information
and translates that information into a form compatible with SNMP: the Management
Information Base (MIB). The agent can send traps, or notification of certain events, to
the manager.
Essentially, Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPA is considered a “SNMP agent”.
A manager is a software module that listens to the SNMP notifications sent by SNMP
agents. The manager can also send requests to an agent to collect remote information
from the Management Information Base (MIB).
The communication between the agent and the manager uses the SNMP protocol,
which is an application of the ASN.1 BER (Abstract Syntax Notation 1 with Basic Encoding Rules), typically over UDP (for IP networks).
Version 1 (SNMPv1, described in RFC 1157) is the initial implementation of SNMP.
Version 2 (SNMPv2c, described in RFC 1902) is the second release of SNMP. It provides additions to data types, counter size, and protocol operations.
Version 3 (SNMPv3, described in RFC 2271 through RFC 2275) is the most recent
version of SNMP.
SNMP V1
SNMP version 1 (SNMPv1) is the initial implementation of the SNMP protocol.
SNMPv1 operates over protocols such as User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Internet
Protocol (IP), OSI Connectionless Network Service (CLNS), AppleTalk DatagramDelivery Protocol (DDP), and Novell Internet Packet Exchange (IPX). SNMPv1 is widely used and is the de-facto network-management protocol in the Internet community.
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPA family of products utilizes the most popular implementation, SNMP V1 over UDP transport layer.
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SNMP V2
SNMPv2 (RFC 1441–RFC 1452) revises version 1 and includes some improvements
in the areas of performance, security, confidentiality, and manager-to-manager communications. It introduced GetBulkRequest, an alternative to iterative GetNextRequests for retrieving large amounts of management data in a single request. However,
the new party-based security system in SNMPv2, viewed by many as overly complex,
was not widely accepted.
The format of the trap message was also changed in SNMPv2. To avoid these compatibility issues, the trap mechanism was not implemented in the Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPA MIB.
SNMP V3
Although SNMPv3 makes no changes to the protocol aside from the addition of cryptographic security, it looks much different due to new textual conventions, concepts, and
terminology. SNMPv3 primarily added security and remote configuration enhancements to SNMP.
Problems with implementing SNMP V2 and V3 in Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPA
product family
Many embedded controllers and microprocessors that are used in electronic components such as amplifier modules do not have support for SNMP V2 or V3. This is due
to the extensive memory resources required by the computation intensive cryptographic security of SNMP V3.
For this reason V3 has not gained widespread support amongst embedded MCU platform manufacturers. Existing port implementations are limited to very powerful ARM5
or above cores, running under full-scale OS systems (Linux, Android, etc.). At large,
these configurations require external bulk RAM/FLASH to operate. This requirement
ultimately affects the minimum device startup time (tens of seconds, due to the large
boot BIOS) and working temperature range (mostly indoor).
As noted in Cisco’s release notes about SNMP V3:
SNMP notifications can be sent as traps or informs. Traps are unreliable
because the receiver does not send acknowledg-ments when it receives traps. The sender cannot determine if the traps were received.
However, an SNMP entity that receives an inform request acknowledges
the message with an SNMP response PDU. If the sender never receives
the response, the inform request can be sent again. Thus, informs are
more likely to reach their intended destination.
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However, informs consume more resources in the agent and in the
network. Unlike a trap, which is discarded as soon as it is sent, an inform
request must be held in memory until a response is received or the
request times out. Also, a trap is sent only once, while an inform may be
retried several times. The retries increase traffic and contribute to a higher overhead on the network.
(http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_0t/12_0t3/feature/guide/Snmp3.html)
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Section 7: Troubleshooting & Maintenance
7.0 Introduction
This section describes calculations the installer must keep in mind when running either
fiber or coaxial cable for a system, methods for identifying and clearing fault conditions
in the system, and requirements for maintenance of the indoor and outdoor units.
7.1 Fiber Optic Safety Precautions
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom fiber optic components include Class 1M laser
products per IEC 60825-1:2001. Users should observe safety precautions such as
those recommended by ANSI Z136.1-2000, ANSI Z36.2-1997 and IEC 60825-1:2001.
Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Avoid
exposure to beam (wavelength: 1270-1610nm; peak output power: 75 mW; fiber
numerical aperture: 0.14).
Laser Radiation can damage your eyes. Do not look directly into the fiber
terminations. The system uses WDMs, therefore all fibers radiate optical power.
All optical connectors must be polished and dusted using an appropriate
polishing material and a dust-free source of compressed air. Always apply caps
and dust covers to all non-terminated optical connectors.
Warning: A single fingerprint or spec of dust on the lens of the optical connector
will cause the system to be inoperable.
7.2 Fiber Optic Cable Run Considerations
The task of running a fiber line and properly terminating the fiber line ends is typically
subcontracted to a firm who specializes in fiber optic cabling. Existing or supplied fiber
should be terminated with the appropriate connector type. Adapters can be supplied by
Teledyne Paradise Datacom if required.
Fiber optic lines transmit signals in the form of light pulses. A transmitter on one end
accepts electronic pulse information and processes and translates that information into
an appropriately coded light pulse. The light pulse is then funneled through a lens and
through the fiber optic cable. The fiber optic cable functions as a light guide, allowing
the light introduced at one end of the cable to be reflected to the other end. A lightsensitive receiver at the far end of the cable converts the light pulses back into the
binary format of the original signal.
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Single mode cable is a single strand of glass fiber with a diameter of 8.3 to 10 microns.
This type of cable allows a higher bandwidth and requires a light source with a narrow
spectral width, thus reducing any distortion resulting from overlapping light pulses and
providing the least signal attenuation and the highest transmission speeds of any fiber
cable type.
7.2.1 Why use SC/UPC optical connectors?
As in all RF systems mismatch and reflections are an important design issue. In an
optical system the same holds true. Optical reflections incident on the laser diode will
cause disturbance in the laser gain cavity producing distortion.
The SC connector holds a single fiber in a standard-sized (2.5 mm) ceramic
ferrule. The connector body has a square front profile, and is made of molded
plastic. Clips on either side of the body and the connector key allow for easy push-in
connections. This push-pull latching mechanism makes the SC connector preferred in
high-density interconnect applications such as telecommunications closets and
premise wiring. Two SC connectors may be mounted side by side on duplex cable. SC
connectors have been preferred by the TIA/EIA-568-A industry standard for premise
cabling because it is felt to be easier to maintain the polarity of duplex cables with this
type of connector.
Ultra Physical Contact (UPC) connectors are often used in digital, CATV, and telephony systems. The end faces are given an extended polishing for a better surface finish.
The back reflection is reduced to about -55 dB. UPC connectors have reliable, low
insertion losses, with a back reflection dependant on the surface finish of the fiber. The
finer the fiber grain structure, the lower the back reflection.
7.2.2 Connector maintenance
In order to minimize reflections and maximize the performance of the optical system
care must be taken in the handling of all optical connectors. In general, each time an
optical connector is terminated into its corresponding mating connector the connector
should be cleaned. All male connectors should be polished using a dust free polishing/
cleaning material. An acceptable material would be Alcoa FCC-03R or equivalent. All
female mating connectors should be dusted using a dust free source of compressed
air.
7.2.3 Attenuation vs. Optical Loss
There is a 2:1 relationship of optical loss to RF loss. One dBo (dB Optical) corresponds
to 2 dBe (dB Electrical/RF) RF loss. Standard single-mode fiber has slightly less than
0.5 dBo per kilometer. A typical optical connector will usually have about 0.5 dBo loss
per termination. The fiber interface system is designed for a optical link loss of 5 dBe.
So in any given application, the optical link losses must not exceed 2.5 dBo including
all optical losses in the system. See Table 7-1.
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Table 7-1: Loss vs. Fiber Length
Loss
Fiber Length
(km)
dBo
1
Loss
dBe (RF)
Fiber Length
(km)
dBo
dBe (RF)
.5
1
6
3
6
2
1
2
7
3.5
7
3
1.5
3
8
4
8
4
2
4
9
4.5
9
5
2.5
5
10
5
10
7.2.4 Estimating maximum fiber length
It is possible to estimate the maximum length of fiber in the system using the loss
estimates and formulas below.
Given:
Fiber Link Budget = 2.5 dBo
Fiber Loss = 0.5 dBo/Km
Connector Loss = 0.5 dBo/Connector
Splice Loss = 0.1 dBo/Splice
Calculations:
Parasitic Losses = # of Connectors*Connector Loss + # of Splices*Splice Loss
Fiber Length Max =(Fiber Link Budget –Parasitic Losses)/ Fiber Loss
Paradise Datacom generally recommends that the fiber link be 1km or less. However,
careful system design and installation could accommodate fiber links in excess of 1km.
7.3 IFL Cable Considerations
Consideration should be given to using a high quality IFL between the indoor
equipment and outdoor equipment. The system designer must always consider the
total cable loss for a given length and also the implications of the slope of attenuation
across the bandwidth. Table 7-2 gives the approximate attenuation vs frequency for a
variety of cable types.
Table 7-2: Common Coaxial Cable Characteristics
Cable Type
Center
Conductor DC
Resistance per
1000 ft.
Outer
Diameter
(inches)
Attenuation at
950 MHz
dB per 100 ft.
RG-214
1.7
.425
7.8
11.3
3.5
10.5
Belden 8214
1.2
.403
6.8
9.2
2.4
7.2
Belden 7733
.9
.355
5.8
8.3
2.5
7.5
Belden 9914
1.2
.403
4.5
6.3
1.8
5.4
Belden 9913
.9
.403
4.2
5.6
1.4
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1450 MHz
band for 100 band for 300
dB per 100 ft. ft. cable (dB) ft. cable (dB)
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It is recommended to use a quality grade of 50 ohm cable such as Belden 9913, 9914,
or 7733. Check the manufacturer’s technical data to make sure that the insulation is
sufficient for the particular installation including the cable’s temperature range. Also
make sure that the coaxial connector from the IFL cable to the Compact Outdoor input
is wrapped with a weather sealing tape to prevent water intrusion into the coaxial
cable.
7.4 Fault analysis and Condition Tracking
The RCPF-1000 provides detection and display of the Compact Outdoor SSPA and
LNB faults, as well as the ability to track faults locally. The RCPF-1000 outputs the
following SSPA faults: Low Regulator Voltage Fault, High Temperature Fault, Low DC
Current Fault, Auxiliary Fault, RF Switch, BUC fault (if applicable) and Summary fault.
Faults that are local to the RCPF-1000 unit (and not occurring on the SSPA itself)
provide additional control over the remote interface: Low RF Fault, Power Supply Fault.
The RCPF-1000 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 applicable).
Some popular features provided with the RCPF-1000 include an 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.
7.4.1 Summary Fault
This 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 RCPF-1000 settings.
The Summary Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. If another fault is causing
the Summary Fault, it will be indicated on the front panel LEDs and/or LCD display.
Atten.(dB): XX.X
Alarms: FAULT!
RFOut(dBm/Watts):XX.X
Temp.(C):XX.X
Determine the cause of the Summary Fault Alarm by determining the root cause of the
fault. Check the front panel LCD menu under 1.SysInfo for a quick overview of any
fault conditions. Refer to the following descriptions for fault clearing methodology.
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7.4.2 Power Supply Fault
Major fault. This fault is implemented on the RCPF-1000 only; The remote SSPA won’t
track this condition. Fault is enabled if the SSPA’s internal power supply has an output
voltage lower than 10 volts. The fault threshold value is fixed and cannot be changed
by the user.
The Power Supply Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel
LCD menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) three times to get to
Page 4. Check the main power supply output voltage displayed on the LCD. Normal
range is 11 to 13V.
DCCur.(A):XXX.X
Regul.(V):XX.X
Gate(V):XX.X
PS(V):XX.X
7.4.3 Voltage Regulator Output Low Fault
This fault is effective when the remote SSPA internal voltage regulators drop output
voltage below 8 volts. This fault always retains its last state when the SSPA is muted.
The fault threshold value is fixed and cannot be changed by the user.
The Voltage Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD
menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) three times to get to Page 4.
Check the voltage regulator output displayed on the LCD. This value should read close
to 10V if the SSPA is not muted, or close to 0V if the SSPA is muted.
DCCur.(A):XXX.X
Regul.(V):XX.X
Gate(V):XX.X
PS(V):XX.X
Press the up arrow key (▲) twice to get to Page 2, where a voltage fault condition is
displayed in the upper left corner of the display.
Voltage: FAULT!
Current: Normal
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Low.RF: Normal
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7.4.4 High Temperature Fault
This fault is set when the SSPA base plate reaches a dangerously high temperature.
The Temp Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD menu
under 1.SysInfo, Page 1. The base plate temperature of the SSPA is listed in the lower
right corner of the display.
Atten.(dB):XX.X
Alarms:XXXXXX
RFOut(dBm/Watts):XX.X
Temp.(C):XX.X
Press the down arrow key (▼) once to get to Page 2, where a temperature fault condition is displayed in the upper right corner of the display.
Voltage: Normal
Current: Normal
Temperature: FAULT!
Low.RF: Normal
7.4.5 Low DC Current Fault
Major Fault. This fault is set when the remote SSPA indicates an abnormally low
current consumption. This fault always retains its last state when the SSPA is muted.
The fault threshold value is fixed and cannot be changed by the user.
The Current Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD
menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key three times to get to Page 4.
Check the DC Current output displayed in the upper left corner of the display.
DCCur.(A):XXX.X
Regul.(V):XX.X
Gate(V):XX.X
PS(V):XX.X
Press the up arrow key (▲) twice to get to Page 2, where a DC current fault condition
is displayed in the lower left corner of the display.
Voltage:Normal
Current:FAULT!
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7.4.6 Low Forward RF Fault
This fault is local to the RCPF-1000. This fault alerts the user when the output power
falls below the threshold value. The threshold value is adjustable by the user within
1dBm steps. Fault handling is adjustable by user. Selection for fault handling: Alert Only (Minor Fault), Fault (Major Fault), Ignore (No Fault tracking); available to user
through front panel menu and remote control protocol. See Section 5.4.2.3 for further
discussion of this fault.
The Summary Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD menu
under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow (▼) once to get to Page 2, where a Low RF
fault condition is displayed in the lower right corner of the display.
Voltage: Normal
Current: Normal
Temperature: Normal
Low.RF: FAULT!
7.4.7 ZBUC Fault
This fault is available only for Compact Outdoor SSPAs with the internal 0dBm BUC
option. In general, the BUC fault is a major fault.
The Summary Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD
menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) twice to get to Page 3. The
display will indicate FAULT! if a fault condition exists.
BUC:FAULT!
Aux.:Normal
Int.Mute:Normal
Ext.Mute:Normal
State:Normal
Ctrl.Normal
7.4.8 Auxiliary Fault
User configurable fault. This fault condition occurs when the HPA senses a change of
state on the external auxiliary fault input line. The fault effect depends on the user
settings for this fault.
The Summary Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD
menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) twice to get to Page 3. The
display will indicate FAULT! if a fault condition exists.
BUC:Normal
Aux.:FAULT!
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Ext.Mute:Normal
State:Normal
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7.4.9 RF Switch Fault
In Redundant mode, the SSPA always tracks the position of the RF switch(es). The
user is informed about the RF switch state through the front panel LCD and via the
serial protocol. If the switch position for any reason can't be reliably determined, the
SSPA declares a RF switch fault state.
The Summary Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD
menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) five times to get to Page 6.
The display will indicate FAULT! if a fault condition exists.
Buzzer:Enb
Latch:Dis
SysMode:1:1
Stndby:Cold
Unit:HPA1
RFSW:FAULT!
7.4.10 Serial Connection Fault
If serial communication cannot be reliably established with a remote SSPA unit, the
RCPF-1000 will declare a Serial Connection fault condition.
This condition sets all major alarms and the summary state to the fault state. In
addition, the front panel LCD will display "No Connection! Com Link Lost!". This
condition will not prevent the user from browsing through the RCPF-1000 menus to
observe the last read parameters of the remote unit.
No Connection!
Com Link Lost!
The display will automatically clear if a connection is successfully reestablished.
7.4.11 LNB Faults
LNB faults may be set and monitored by the SSPA. The internal SSPA power supply
can monitor the current consumed by externally connected LNBs. LNB faults are
enabled as SSPA Spare faults and are typically preconfigured at the factory. Refer to
Section 5.2.6 to monitor any LNB faults from RCPF-1000 front panel.
The RCPF-1000 also provides real time monitoring of the LNB DC current. Refer to
Section 5.2.6.1 for a description of this front panel informational page.
LNB fault conditions are controlled by the Spare fault threshold window. Window
threshold values are set on the SSPA and allow ±12% LNB DC current drift before
setting a LNB fault condition. The fault condition is displayed on the front panel LCD;
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select 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) six times to get to Page 7. The
Spare Fault indicator is in the upper left corner of the display.
Spare Flt.:FAULT!
Fiberlink:XXX
FaultCfg.:XXXXXX
FiberState:XXXXX
The RCPF-1000 also allows the user to re-calibrate fault low and high thresholds from
its front panel menu. If a command is executed by the user, the RCPF-1000 will
measure the immediate value of the LNB DC current and reset low and high thresholds
to within a 12% fault window.
If a different width window is required, the user may set the desired value remotely by
connecting to the RCPF-1000 via Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s Universal M&C
software, available for download from it’s website at http://www.paradisedata.com.
LNB fault is set as a major fault by the factory. If a different level of fault handling is
required, please contact Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC tech support.
7.4.12 Fiber Transceiver Faults
Fiber Transceiver faults are monitored by the internal circuitry of the RCPF-1000. If a
“loss of light“ condition is detected, a fiber fault will be detected and displayed on the
front panel of the RCPF-1000. Fiber transceiver faults are set as major system faults.
The Summary Fault Alarm LED on the front panel will light. Check the front panel LCD
menu under 1.SysInfo and press the down arrow key (▼) six times to get to Page 7.
The display will indicate FAULT! if a fault condition exists.
Spare Flt.:XXXXXX
Fiberlink:XXXXXX
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7.4.13 Fiber Transmit Line Faults
An interruption of the TX signal in a fiber system will flag ALL Fault indicators in the
Universal M&C or web-based M&C and display a “No Connection!” message on the
front panel of the RCPF-1000.
◄
Universal M&C Screen
showing all Fault indicators lit
No Connection!
Com Link Lost!
Follow the steps in Section 5.2 to verify that the TX line is properly set up between the
modem and RCPF-1000, between the RCPF-1000 and the OCM-1000, and between
the OCM-1000 and the Compact Outdoor unit.
7.4.14 Fiber Receive Line Faults
An interruption of the RX signal in a fiber system will result in both a Fiber Fault and a
BUC Fault.
◄
Universal M&C Screen
showing BUC Fault, EEprom/
Fiber Fault and Internal Mute
indicators lit
Follow the steps in Section 5.3 to verify that the RX line is properly set up between the
modem and RCPF-1000, between the RCPF-1000 and the OCM-1000, and between
the OCM-1000 and the Compact Outdoor unit.
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7.5 Component maintenance
7.5.1 RCPF-1000
The RCPF-1000 controller has been designed to be maintenance free. In the case of a
failure of the unit’s power supply, the AC input fuses are replaceable. If new fuses do
not return the unit to service, the power supply module may be replaced.
7.5.1.1 RCPF-1000 Fuses
The AC input fuse is a 2 Amp Slow Blow style fuse and is accessible at the AC input
entry module, adjacent to the on/off switch. The fuse part number is Littlefuse 217002,
2 Amp.
7.5.1.2 Removable Power Supply
A failed power supply module may be removed from the RCP chassis by loosening the
two captured thumbscrews and sliding the module out of the chassis, then unplugging
the quick-disconnect power pole connectors. See Section 3.2.1 for a description of the
removable power supply.
To order a replacement power supply module, contact Teledyne Paradise Datacom
support. Be sure to verify whether your unit uses the standard AC supply, or the optional 48V DC supply.
7.5.1.3 RCPF-1000 Firmware
The internal firmware is field programmable in the RCP redundant controller. This
section details the procedure required to load new firmware into the RCP controller.
A connection from the program port (J6) of the controller and the parallel (LPT1, LPT2
or LPT3) port of a host PC must be established. This port must be configured for EPP/
ECP or bidirectional mode. Connect using an IEEE-1284 Compliant cable (DB25
Female – DB25 Male straight through. This cable is available for purchase in most
electronic supply stores). The PC should be running Windows OS (98, NT, 2000 or XP
are supported).
Use RCP Flash Upgrade only if a new official copy of firmware is released. Contact the
Teledyne Paradise Datacom U.S. office if you need to upgrade your unit's firmware.
The RCP firmware can be easily updated from the user's PC. A valid copy of the
firmware HEX file must be obtained from Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s U.S. office.
The following files will be provided for the firmware upgrade:
• _code.zip: this zip file contains the programmer software (avreal32.exe);
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•
firmware hex file (~code.hex); executable batch files (prg_LPTx.bat).
prg_LPT1.bat for LPT1, prg_LPT2 for LPT2 and prg_LPT3 for LPT3
dlportio.zip: this zip file contains the parallel port drivers required by Windows OS.
DisableWarmBoot.reg and EnableWarmBoot.reg - Parallel port behavior
management utilities.
Step 1: Unpack dlportio.zip onto the target PC. Run the file, Setup.exe.
Step 2: Run DisableWarmBoot.reg. Select OK to add Windows registry key. The key
will forbid the Windows parallel port driver from scanning parallel port after system
reboot. Reboot the computer.
Step 3: Unpack _code.zip into a temporary folder on the PC (for example, C:\temp).
After the files are unpacked, locate the \_code subfolder.
Step 4: Turn off the RCP unit. Connect the PC’s LPT port to the Program Port (J6) at
the rear of the unit using an IEEE1284 compliant cable (a “straight-through” DB25 female to DB25 male parallel cable). Turn on the unit’s power.
Step 5: After all connections have been made and all zip files unpacked, locate the
batch file within the \_code subfolder which suits your LPT port designation (For
example: prg_LPT1.bat for LPT1 parallel port) and run it. The batch file will open a
Command prompt console window and execute the firmware update. Do not interfere
with the program until the entire process is complete.
A terminal window with a black background will appear. Watch for messages on that
window while your unit is being updated. The new firmware becomes active
immediately.
Step 5: Optional step. To restore default Windows parallel port behavior run the
EnableWarmBoot.reg utility.
7.5.2 Compact Outdoor SSPA
Follow the maintenance guidelines outlined in your Compact Outdoor SSPA manual
(208495).
7.5.3 OFM-1000
The OFM-1000 External Fiber Transceiver is housed in a machined aluminum
watertight enclosure. All connections to the N-type, MS- and SC/UPC connectors
should be properly sealed against moisture intrusion.
Follow the fiber optic safety precautions as described in Section 7.1 and the connector
maintenance guidelines as described in Section 7.2.2.
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Appendix A: Ethernet Interface Quick Set-Up
This section describes the procedure for setting up the High Power Outdoor SSPA
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 RM
SSPA.
Important! Do not use a crossover cable to connect to the network hub, use crossover
only for direct PC-to-SSPA connection!
1. Connect J6 Ethernet Port of the RM SSPA 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 RM SSPA unit front panel, select sequentially:
Main Menu → 2.Com.Setup → 5.IPSetup g 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 RM SSPA unit front panel select sequentially:
Main Menu → 2.Com.Setup → 4.Interface → 3.IPNet, then press Enter. The RM SSPA
is now set up to work with Ethernet Interface. You may now ping the SSPA 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. Refer to Appendix C for details. 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 SSPA 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 10/100
Base-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:
•
•
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 overcinch 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: Compact Outdoor SSPA Control
with Paradise Datacom Universal M&C
C.1 Adding a New SSPA to the Universal M&C
To add a new unit, choose "Action → Add Unit" from the Main Menu. Then choose
"Compact Outdoor SSPA". When a unit type is chosen, a "New Compact Outdoor
SSPA" dialog will appear for the unit you are adding, as shown in Figure C-1.
Figure C-1: New Compact Outdoor SSPA Dialog Window
To add a single SSPA to the M&C Utility, fill in the appropriate boxes in the "New
Compact Outdoor SSPA" dialog.
A Unit ID is not required although it is recommended. If a Unit ID isn't entered the Unit
ID will be assigned by the M&C.
To add a unit connected to a serial port you must supply a Port and a Baud Rate.
To add a unit connected via UDP (TCP/IP) you must supply either a Hostname or an
IP Address
Specify the Unit's Unique Address in the Amplifier Address box. If you don't know the
address of the unit you may search for it. Be aware that this search feature is only useful when you have only one unit connected to your PC at a time.
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Choose a log file location by clicking the Browse... button. The default is the "My Documents" folder. The log file name will be the UnitID and the extension ".log" appended
to it. i.e. "Unit1.log".
C.2 SSPA Overview for the Universal M&C
Each SSPA in the M&C has four screens. The first screen is the "status" screen shown
in Figure C-2. The status screen reflects the current conditions (or state) of the Rack
Mount SSPA. In addition, the status screen allows for Mute/Unmute of the carrier and
manual adjustment of the on-board Attenuator for gain control.
Figure C-2: SSPA Status Window
The second screen is the "faults" screen, shown in Figure C-3. It shows the user the
status of all faults on-board the SSPA. Each RF Module in the SSPA is monitored for
faults in addition to the SSPA itself. If a module is not installed in the SSPA, say
Module 3 is not in a 2 module SSPA, then it will show up as N/A or Ignore in the
Module Status box.
Figure C-3: SSPA Faults Window
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The third screen is the "settings" screen, shown in Figure C-4. It shows the user all
available settings on the SSPA. All user-adjustable settings are allowed to be modified
to suit the specific needs of the customer. However, it should be noted that the SSPA
is configured for the customer at the factory. If modification of any settings is necessary
please refer to the SSPA Manual.
Figure C-4: SSPA Settings Window
The fourth screen is the "IP Setup" screen, shown in Figure C-5. It shows the user all
of the TCP/IP settings on the SSPA. When the IP Address is modified the SSPA must
be reset for it to use the new IP Address. Until the SSPA is reset it will use the old IP
Address. The Amplifier Local Port is the port that the SSPA listens to for UDP
requests. The SSPA also answers requests using the same port. If the Amplifier Local
Port is changed the SSPA must be reset. The Gateway Address and Subnet Mask are
standard settings for TCPI/IP communications. If either of these settings is changed
the SSPA must be reset for the new settings to take effect. The IP Lock Address is
used for security. If it is set to something besides 0.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.255 it will only
answer the address it is set to. For example, if the IP Lock Address is 192.168.0.50
then a request from 192.168.0.100 will not be accepted. The IP Lock Address may be
changed without resetting the SSPA.
Figure C-5: IP Setup Window
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Appendix D: OFM-1000 Mounting Kit
Refer to Table D-1 for the bill of materials for the OFM-1000 Mounting Kit.
Table D-1: OFM-1000 Mounting Kit Bill of Materials
Item
Qty.
Part No.
Description
01
1
L205700-1
02
4
3/8 FLAT
03
4
04
4
3/8-16 NUT
05
2
36015
06
4
128338SS0
07
4
#8 FLAT
08
4
#8 SPLIT-LOCK #8 LOCK WASHER
09
4
8-32 x 5/8 PAN SCREW, PAN HD, 8-32 X 5/8
OFM-1000 SUPPORT PLATE
3/8 FLAT WASHER
3/8 SPLIT-LOCK 3/8 LOCK WASHER
3/8-16 HEX NUT
U-BOLT
SPACER, 3/4 ROUND
#8 FLAT WASHER
D.1 Attach OFM-1000 to Support Plate
The OFM-1000 Fiber Optic Module are attached to the support plate (Item 01) using
the 8-32x5/8 pan head screws (Item 9), lock washers (Item 8) and flat washers (Item 7)
provided. See Figure D-1. The screws should be threaded through the mounting holes
in the OFM-1000 and into the four self-adhering pems in the support plate. Tighten the
screws to 25 in.-lb. (±3 in.-lb.).
09
08
07
01
Figure D-1: Attach OFM-1000 to Support Plate
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D.2 Mount OFM-1000 Support Plate to Boom
To mount the assembled OFM-1000 support plate to the antenna boom, loop one
U-Bolt (Item #05) over the antenna boom, and slide the 3/4 Round Spacers (Item #06)
onto each branch of the U-Bolt.
Guide the OFM-1000 support plate so that the ends of the U-Bolt fit through the holes
labeled “A,” as shown in Figure D-2. The U-Bolt should be adjusted such that the 3/4
Round Spacers will bite onto the antenna boom. Fasten with the 3/8-16 Hex Nut (Item
#04), and 3/8 Flat (Item #02) and 3/8 Split Lock (Item #03) washers. See Figure D-3.
Finger-tighten only! Loop the second U-Bolt over the antenna boom, and slide the 3/4
Round Spacers onto each branch of the U-Bolt.
Guide the ends of the U-Bolt through the holes labeled “B,” as shown in Figure D-2.
The U-Bolt should be adjusted such that the 3/4 Round Spacers will bite onto the
antenna boom. Fasten with the 3/8-16 Hex Nut (Item #04), and 3/8 Flat (Item #02) and
3/8 Split Lock (Item #03) washers. See Figure D-3.
Tighten all fasteners securely to 25 in.-lb. (±3 in.-lb.).
A
B
Figure D-2: Locate Mounting Holes
04
03
02
06
05
ANTENNA
BOOM
Figure D-3: Mount OFM-1000 Plate Assembly to Antenna Boom
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Appendix E: Quick Start Guide
Equipment needed
Obtain the following equipment before proceeding with the set-up and testing of the
fiber system.
• Spectrum Analyzer or Power Meter
• Crossguide coupler
• Waveguide Load
• Coaxial Cables
• Loop Test Translator
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Fiber Optic Safety Precautions
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom fiber optic components include Class 1M laser
products per IEC 60825-1:2001. Users should observe safety precautions such as
those recommended by ANSI Z136.1-2000, ANSI Z36.2-1997 and IEC 60825-1:2001.
Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Avoid
exposure to beam (wavelength: 1270-1610nm; peak output power: 75 mW; fiber
numerical aperture: 0.14).
Laser Radiation can damage your eyes. Do not look directly into the fiber
terminations. The system uses WDMs, therefore all fibers radiate optical power.
All optical connectors must be polished and dusted using an appropriate
polishing material and a dust-free source of compressed air. Always apply caps
and dust covers to all non-terminated optical connectors.
Warning: A single fingerprint or spec of dust on the lens of the optical connector
will cause the system to be inoperable.
Modem/Controller Setup
•
Set up the RCPF-1000 with the following parameter:
Select the Main Menu → PanelCom(2) → Fiberlink(6) → Fiberlink On (2).
•
Make sure your modem is set up at the proper transmit frequency and output power, with the carrier enabled, and with the following BUC settings:
BUC Type = Other
BUC Reference = On
Power Supply = Off
•
Confirm the receive frequency on the modem, and apply the LNB settings as
follows:
LNB Type = per LNB
LNB Reference = Off
Power Supply = Off
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Downlink/RX Path Verification
WAVEGUIDE
LOAD
SWITCH
J6
QUICK START RS232 CABLE
M&C
J4
J1
LINK
J5
X-GUIDE
COUPLER
RF IN
SPECTRUM
ANALYZER/
POWER METER
J21 OPT TX/RX
J1
PS1
MODEL: XXXXXXXXXXXX
S/N: XXXX
J4 SERIAL MAIN J9 ETHERNET J5 SERIAL LOCAL
P/ N: L204634-X
J6 PROGRAM
RX
TX
J22 IFL OUT
J7 PARALLEL I/O
•
Connect the Power and Alarm cable from the OFM-1000 J25, PWR/ALM to Port J8
(+15VDC OUT) of the Compact Outdoor amplifier.
•
Using a coaxial cable, connect the OFM-1000 J21to Port 1 of the Compact Outdoor
Amplifier.
•
Using a fiber jumper, connect the OFM-1000 to the RCPF-1000.
•
Connect the X-Guide coupler and waveguide load to the Compact Outdoor SSPA.
Do not enable the Compact Outdoor amplifier without the proper termination
connected to the waveguide output.
•
Using a coaxial cable, connect the LNB L-Band output to the OFM-1000 J22, RX
IFL Input. Terminate the LNB RF input waveguide input using an appropriate waveguide to coaxial adapter.
•
Connect the Modem L-Band output to the RCPF-1000 J23, IFL IN and the Modem
L-Band input to the RCPF-1000 J22, IFL OUT using a coaxial cable.
•
Connect the spectrum analyzer or power meter to the system as shown in figure
above.
•
Apply power to the system. Using the front panel controls on the modem, enable
the TX 10MHz reference and CW carrier output. Select the appropriate transmit
frequency, receive frequency and transmit power level.
•
Using the front panel controls on the RCPF-1000 enable the fiber link and take the
Compact Outdoor SSPA out of mute. Set the attenuator to the desired attenuation
value.
•
The Uplink / TX path signal can be monitored on the spectrum analyzer. The
Compact Outdoor output power can be displayed on the RCPF-1000 front panel.
Measurements should correlate to system specifications outlined in the product
specifications.
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Downlink/RX Path Verification
WAVEGUIDE
LOAD
SWITCH
J6
QUICK START RS232 CABLE
M&C
J4
J1
X-GUIDE
COUPLER
LINK
J5
LOOP TEST
TRANSLATOR
J21 OPT TX/RX
J1
PS1
MODEL: XXXXXXXXXXXX
S/N: XXXX
J4 SERIAL MAIN J9 ETHERNET J5 SERIAL LOCAL
P/N: L204634-X
J6 PROGRAM
RX
TX
J22 IFL OUT
WAVEGUIDE
TO
COAX
J7 PARALLEL I/O
•
Remove the Spectrum analyzer/Power meter from the system.
•
Connect the crossguide coupler output to the Loop Test Translator (LTT) input and
the LTT output to the LNB input. Adjust the system gain using the LTT to prevent
the LNB from operating beyond the P1dB point. Other attenuators may be required
to keep all the system elements within their operating parameters.
•
To verify system receive level disconnect the RCPF-1000 Port J22, RX IFL from the
system. Monitor this port using the Spectrum analyzer. Receive power can also be
monitored on the modem front panel.
•
Once the system has been verified to be operating according to specification, a
BER test can now be performed.
•
Reconnect the cable to the RCPF-1000 Port J22, RX IFL if necessary.
•
Switch the modem from CW to the appropriate digital communications scheme. The
system should now be operating at a high EB/No with no errors. System EB/No can
be set and a BER curve derived using the appropriate system configuration.
However, this test is beyond the scope of the quick start guide.
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Appendix F: Documentation
The following pages comprise the documentation package for the Fiber Optic System.
This package consists of:
Specification Sheets:
Outline Drawings:
Block Diagrams:
and Schematics:
205485 (Compact Outdoor SSPA)
205489 (Fiber-Optic Interface for Compact Outdoor)
209873 (RCPF-1000 Remote Control Panel)
(check our web site http://www.paradisedata.com for the
most recent version of these documents);
(unit specific);
(unit specific);
(unit specific).
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