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Prisma® and Prisma II™ Platform
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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Prisma® and Prisma II™ Platform
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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Contents
Safety Precautions ...................................................................................................................................... x
Laser Safety ...............................................................................................................................................xii
Preface.......................................................................................................................................................xiii
Chapter 1
Transmitters
Overview........................................................................................................................1-1
Section A Prisma Model 6473 Forward Transmitters
Overview........................................................................................................................1-2
Monitor Alarm Parameters..........................................................................................1-3
Monitor Status Parameters ..........................................................................................1-9
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................1-13
Test the Power and Communications Connector...................................................1-14
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................1-18
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule..........................................................................1-21
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................1-22
Section B Prisma Model 6473-R Reverse Transmitter
Overview......................................................................................................................1-24
Monitor Alarm Parameters........................................................................................1-25
Monitor Status Parameters ........................................................................................1-28
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................1-31
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................1-32
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule..........................................................................1-36
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................1-37
Section C Prisma Model 6475 Transmitters
Overview......................................................................................................................1-39
Monitor Alarm Parameters........................................................................................1-40
Monitor Status Parameters ........................................................................................1-43
Transmitter Specifications .........................................................................................1-46
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................1-56
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................1-57
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule..........................................................................1-58
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................1-59
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Section D Prisma II Targeted Service Delivery Transmitter
Overview......................................................................................................................1-61
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................1-62
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................1-64
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................1-65
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule..........................................................................1-66
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................1-67
Section E Prisma II 1310 nm Forward Transmitter
Overview......................................................................................................................1-69
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................1-70
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................1-72
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ....................................................................1-74
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................1-75
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................1-77
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................1-78
Configure Parameters Using LCI .............................................................................1-80
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................1-81
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................1-82
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule..........................................................................1-83
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................1-84
Section F Prisma II 1310 nm Reverse Transmitter
Overview......................................................................................................................1-86
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................1-87
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................1-89
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ....................................................................1-91
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................1-92
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................1-94
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................1-95
Configure Parameters Using LCI .............................................................................1-97
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................1-98
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................1-99
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule........................................................................1-100
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ..........................................................1-101
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Section G Prisma II 1550 nm Transmitters
Overview....................................................................................................................1-103
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM .........................................................1-104
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM..........................................................1-107
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ..................................................................1-110
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI...................................................................1-111
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI.............................................................................1-114
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI ...................................................................1-115
Configure Parameters Using LCI ...........................................................................1-117
General Troubleshooting Information ...................................................................1-118
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions.............................................................................1-119
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule........................................................................1-120
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ..........................................................1-121
Chapter 2
Receivers
Overview........................................................................................................................2-1
Section A Prisma Model 6971-SF Single Forward Receiver
Overview........................................................................................................................2-2
Monitor Alarm Parameters..........................................................................................2-3
Monitor Status Parameters ..........................................................................................2-6
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................2-10
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................2-11
Receiver Maintenance Schedule ...............................................................................2-15
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................2-16
Section B Prisma Model 6971-HP High Power Receiver
Overview......................................................................................................................2-18
Monitor Alarm Parameters........................................................................................2-19
Monitor Status Parameters ........................................................................................2-21
Receiver Specifications ...............................................................................................2-23
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................2-25
Receiver Maintenance Schedule ...............................................................................2-26
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................2-27
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Section C Prisma Model 6971-DR Dual Reverse Receiver
Overview......................................................................................................................2-29
Monitor Alarm Parameters........................................................................................2-30
Monitor Status Parameters ........................................................................................2-33
Receiver Specifications ...............................................................................................2-37
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................2-39
Receiver Maintenance Schedule ...............................................................................2-40
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................2-41
Section D Prisma II Forward Receiver
Overview......................................................................................................................2-43
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................2-44
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................2-46
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ....................................................................2-48
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................2-49
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................2-51
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................2-52
Configure Parameters Using LCI .............................................................................2-53
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................2-54
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................2-55
Receiver Maintenance Schedule ...............................................................................2-56
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................2-57
Section E Prisma II Reverse Video Receiver and Reverse Data Receiver
Overview......................................................................................................................2-59
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................2-60
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................2-62
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ....................................................................2-63
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................2-64
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................2-66
Configure Parameters Using LCI .............................................................................2-67
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................2-68
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................2-69
Receiver Maintenance Schedule ...............................................................................2-70
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................2-71
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Chapter 3
Optical Switches
Overview........................................................................................................................3-1
Section A Prisma Model 6474 Optical Switches
Overview........................................................................................................................3-2
Monitor Alarm Parameters..........................................................................................3-3
Monitor Status Parameters ..........................................................................................3-7
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................3-11
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................3-12
Switch Maintenance Schedule...................................................................................3-16
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................3-17
Section B Prisma II Optical Switch
Overview......................................................................................................................3-19
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................3-20
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................3-22
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ....................................................................3-24
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................3-26
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................3-27
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................3-28
Configure Parameters Using LCI .............................................................................3-30
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................3-32
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................3-33
Switch Maintenance Schedule...................................................................................3-34
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................3-35
Chapter 4
Optical Amplifiers
Overview........................................................................................................................4-1
Section A Prisma Model 6476 EDFA Optical Amplifiers
Overview........................................................................................................................4-2
Monitor Alarm Parameters..........................................................................................4-3
Monitor Status Parameters ..........................................................................................4-6
Amplifier Specifications...............................................................................................4-9
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................4-13
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Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................4-14
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule .............................................................................4-16
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................4-17
Section B Prisma Models 6476-22 and 6476-25 CLAD Optical Amplifiers
Overview......................................................................................................................4-19
Monitor Alarm Parameters........................................................................................4-20
Monitor Status Parameters ........................................................................................4-23
Amplifier Specifications.............................................................................................4-26
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................4-28
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................4-29
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule .............................................................................4-30
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................4-31
Section C Prisma II Optical Amplifiers
Overview......................................................................................................................4-33
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................4-34
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................4-36
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM ....................................................................4-38
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................4-39
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................4-41
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................4-42
Configure Parameters Using LCI .............................................................................4-44
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................4-45
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................4-46
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule .............................................................................4-47
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure ............................................................4-48
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Chapter 5
Chassis
Overview........................................................................................................................5-1
Section A Prisma Model 6470-R2 Chassis
Overview........................................................................................................................5-2
Power Supply Specifications .......................................................................................5-3
General Troubleshooting Information .......................................................................5-6
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions.................................................................................5-7
Chassis Maintenance Schedule ...................................................................................5-8
Section B Prisma II Chassis
Overview........................................................................................................................5-9
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................5-10
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................5-12
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................5-14
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................5-16
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................5-17
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................5-19
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................5-20
Chassis Maintenance Schedule .................................................................................5-22
Section C Prisma II High Density Chassis
Overview......................................................................................................................5-23
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM ...........................................................5-24
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM............................................................5-26
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI.....................................................................5-28
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI...............................................................................5-30
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI .....................................................................5-31
General Troubleshooting Information .....................................................................5-33
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions...............................................................................5-34
Chassis Maintenance Schedule .................................................................................5-36
Chapter 6
Customer Information
Overview........................................................................................................................6-1
Product Support ............................................................................................................6-2
Returning Products.......................................................................................................6-3
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Safety Precautions
Protect Yourself From Electric Shock and Your System From Damage!
• The products described in this document comply with international safety and
design standards. Observe all safety procedures that appear throughout this
guide, and the safety symbols that are affixed to the products.
• If circumstances impair the safe operation of the products, stop operation and
secure products against further operation.
Safety Symbols
Avoid personal injury and product damage! Do not proceed beyond any
symbol until you fully understand the indicated conditions.
You will find this symbol in this literature. This symbol indicates
important operating or maintenance instructions.
You may find this symbol affixed to the products. This symbol indicates
a live terminal; the flash points to the terminal device.
You may find this symbol affixed to the products. This symbol indicates
a protective earth terminal.
You may find this symbol affixed to the products. This symbol indicates
excessive or dangerous heat.
You may find this symbol affixed to the products. This symbol indicates
an infrared laser that transmits intensity-modulated light and emits
invisible laser radiation. This symbol can also indicate an LED that
transmits intensity-modulated light.
Power
Important: These products are Class I products. You must properly ground these
products.
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Safety Precautions, Continued
Safe Software Operation
The software described in this guide is used to monitor and/or control ScientificAtlanta and other vendors’ electrical and optical equipment designed to transmit
cable TV signals. Certain safety precautions should be observed when operating
equipment of this nature.
For product specific safety requirements, refer to the appropriate section of the
documentation accompanying your product.
For safe operation of this software product, refer to the following warnings.
WARNINGS:
•
Ensure that all optical connections are complete or terminated before using
the product to remotely control a laser device. An optical or laser device can
pose a hazard to remotely located personnel when operated without their
knowledge.
•
Allow only personnel trained in laser safety to operate the software product.
Otherwise, injuries to personnel may occur.
•
Restrict access to the software product to authorized personnel only.
•
Install the software product in a restricted access area.
Enclosure
• Do not allow moisture to enter the products.
• Do not open the enclosure of the products unless otherwise specified.
• Do not push objects through openings in the enclosure of the products.
Cables
• Always pull on the plug or the connector to disconnect a cable. Never pull on the
cable itself.
• Do not walk on or place stress on cables or plugs.
Fuse
• Always use a fuse that has the correct type and rating. The correct type and rating
is indicated on the products.
• Always disconnect all power cables before you change a fuse.
Service
Refer service only to service personnel who are authorized by Scientific-Atlanta.
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Laser Safety
Introduction
Each product described in this guide does one of the following:
• Contains an infrared laser that transmits intensity-modulated light and emits
invisible radiation
• Connects to an infrared laser and can pass intensity-modulated light, which is
considered to be invisible radiation
Warning: Radiation
WARNING:
• Avoid personal injury! Use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
• Avoid personal injury! The laser light source on this product emits invisible
laser radiation. Avoid direct exposure to the laser light source.
• Do not apply power to the products if the fiber is unmated or unterminated.
• Do not stare into an unmated fiber or at any mirror-like surface that could reflect
light that is emitted from an unterminated fiber.
• Do not view an activated fiber with optical instruments.
Warning: Fiber Chips
WARNING:
Avoid personal injury! Wear safety glasses and use extreme caution when you
handle the glass chips that are inside the cladding of the optical fiber. X-ray
cannot detect these glass chips if they become embedded in the skin. Place the
chips immediately in a small waste container and discard.
Modifications
Do not make modifications to these products without the approval of
Scientific-Atlanta.
Whenever modifications that may affect hazard levels are made to the optical fiber
communication system, the person or organization that performs such modification
must reassess hazard levels. They must do this by conducting tests and
measurements wherever appropriate for the ensurance of compliance. If there is a
change in the hazard level, they must re-label the product.
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Preface
About This Guide
Introduction
This guide provides maintenance and troubleshooting information for the
Prisma® and Prisma II™ platforms.
Who Should Read This Guide
This guide is intended for personnel who are responsible for operating and
maintaining the platforms.
WARNING:
Only qualified personnel should perform the instructions provided in this
guide. Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may result.
In This Guide
This guide is divided into the following chapters.
Topic
See Page
Transmitters
1-1
Receivers
2-1
Optical Switches
3-1
Optical Amplifiers
4-1
Chassis
5-1
Customer Information
6-1
Related Publications
For further information about the products described in this guide, refer to the
documentation that accompanied each product.
Document Version
This is the first release of this guide.
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Chapter 1
Transmitters
Overview
Introduction
This chapter provides information to assist you in maintaining and troubleshooting
Prisma® and Prisma II™ Transmitters.
Qualified Personnel
Only appropriately qualified and trained personnel should attempt to maintain or
troubleshoot the transmitters described in this chapter.
WARNING:
Allow only qualified personnel to maintain or troubleshoot these transmitters.
Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may occur.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics.
Section
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Topic
See Page
A
Prisma Model 6473 Forward Transmitters
1-2
B
Prisma Model 6473-R Reverse Transmitter
1-24
C
Prisma Model 6475 Transmitters
1-39
D
Prisma II Targeted Service Delivery Transmitter
1-61
E
Prisma II 1310 nm Forward Transmitter
1-69
F
Prisma II 1310 nm Reverse Transmitter
1-86
G
Prisma II 1550 nm Transmitters
1-103
Transmitters
1-1
Section A
Prisma Model 6473 Forward Transmitters
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma Model 6473 Forward
Transmitters:
• Model 6473-NC Overlay Transmitter
• Model 6473 870 MHz Family of Transmitters
• Model 6473-10 750 MHz Transmitter
• Model 6473-10 870 MHz Transmitter
• Model 6473-12 750 MHz Transmitter
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
1-2
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
1-3
Monitor Status Parameters
1-9
General Troubleshooting Information
1-13
Test the Power and Communications Connector
1-14
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-18
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-21
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-22
Transmitters
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Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the transmitter, you can determine whether there is an
alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Laser power level
• Laser bias current
• Laser temperature
• RF input status
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC backplane power level
• +15 V DC control card power level
• +24 V DC power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
• Continuous wave (CW) mode
Notes:
• Not all alarm parameters listed above apply to all Model 6473 Forward
Transmitters.
• When a critical condition is detected, laser output is disabled unless the condition
is caused by high RF input or low bias current.
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Transmitters
1-3
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
through the active alarms.
key on the transmitter to rotate
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
The following table shows the values displayed on the ALARMS screen for out-ofrange errors or a failure.
ALARMS Screen Value
OK
Description
Component is operational or passes test (for
parameters without an operating range).
HIGH
The measured level is above the operating range.
LOW
The measured level is below the operating range.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
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Monitoring Alarm Parameters for Models 6473-NC Overlay and 750 MHz Forward Transmitters
The following table describes each alarm parameter for the Model 6473-NC Overlay
and Model 6473 750 MHz Forward Transmitters.
Parameter
Self Test
(Software self
test)
Power
(Laser power
level)
Bias
(Laser bias
current)
6473-NC
Overlay Transmitter
6473-10
750 MHz Transmitter
6473-12
750 MHz Transmitter
Status
Alarm
Indicator
Status
Alarm
Indicator
Status
Alarm
Indicator
OK
Off
OK
Off
OK
Off
FAILED
Illuminates
FAILED
Illuminates
FAILED
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than
3.5 dBm
Blinks
HIGH:
More than
10.5 dBm
Blinks
HIGH:
More than
12.5 dBm
Blinks
LOW:
Less than
2.5 dBm
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than
9.5 dBm
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than
11.5 dBm
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than
90 mA
Blinks
HIGH:
More than
90 mA
Blinks
HIGH:
More than
90 mA
Blinks
LOW:
Less than
20 mA
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than
20 mA
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than
20 mA
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than
30.0°C
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than
30.0°C
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than
20.0°C
Blinks
LOW:
Less than
20.0°C
Blinks
HIGH
Illuminates
HIGH
Illuminates
Ltemp
(Laser
temperature)
N/A
RFlvl
(RF level)
HIGH
RFLow
(RF low level
alarm)
LOW
MTemp
(Module
temperature)
On/Off
HIGH:
Above 80.0°C
N/A
Illuminates
Blinks
Blinks
LOW
On/Off
HIGH:
Above 80.0°C
Blinks
Blinks
LOW
On/Off
HIGH:
Above 80.0°C
Blinks
Blinks
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Transmitters
1-5
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
6473-NC
Overlay Transmitter
6473-10
750 MHz Transmitter
6473-12
750 MHz Transmitter
Status
Alarm
Indicator
Status
Alarm
Indicator
Status
Alarm
Indicator
D5Vdc
HIGH: 5.25 V
Illuminates
HIGH: 5.25 V
Illuminates
HIGH: 5.25 V
Illuminates
(+5 V DC
digital power
level)
LOW:
Below 4.75 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.75 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.75 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above –4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above –5.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above –5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below –5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below –4.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below –4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 16.5 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 16.5 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 16.5 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
OK
Off
OK
Off
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
FAIL
Blinks
FAIL
Blinks
On
Blinks
On
Blinks
Off
Off
Off
Off
Parameter
A5Vdc
(+5 V DC
analog power
level)
-5Vdc
(-5 V DC
power level)
15Vdc
(+15 V DC
control card
power level)
24Vdc
(+24 V DC
backplane
power level)
•
PSPri
•
PSsec
(Primary and
secondary
backplane
power supply
status)
CW Mode
(Continuous
wave mode)
N/A
N/A
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Monitoring Alarm Parameters for Model 6473 870 MHz Forward Transmitters
The following table describes each alarm parameter for the Model 6473 870 MHz
Forward Transmitters.
6473
870 MHz Transmitter
6473-10
870 MHz Transmitter
Status
Alarm
Indicator
Status
Alarm
Indicator
OK
Off
OK
Off
FAILED
Illuminates
FAILED
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than
0.5 dBm above nominal
Blinks
HIGH:
More than 10.5 dBm
Blinks
LOW:
More than 0.5 dBm
below nominal
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than
9.5 dBm
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than 90 mA
Blinks
HIGH:
More than 90 mA
Blinks
LOW:
Less than 20 mA
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than 20 mA
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than 30°.0C
Illuminates
HIGH:
More than 30°.0C
Illuminates
LOW:
Less than 20°.0C
Blinks
LOW:
Less than 20°.0C
Blinks
RFlvl
(RF Level)
HIGH
Illuminates
HIGH
Illuminates
RFLow
(RF Low Level
Alarm)
LOW
Parameter
Self Test
(Software Self Test)
Power
(Laser Power Level)
Bias
(Laser Bias Current)
Ltemp
(Laser Temperature)
MTemp
(Module
Temperature)
On/Off
HIGH:
Above 80.0°C
Blinks
Blinks
LOW
On/Off
HIGH:
Above 80.0°C
Blinks
Blinks
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
1-7
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
6473
870 MHz Transmitter
6473-10
870 MHz Transmitter
Status
Alarm
Indicator
Status
Alarm
Indicator
D5Vdc
HIGH: 5.25 V
Illuminates
HIGH: 5.25 V
Illuminates
(+5 V DC digital
power level)
LOW:
Below 4.75 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.75 V
Illuminates
A5Vdc
HIGH:
Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above –5.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above –5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below –4.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below –4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 16.5 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 16.5 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
HIGH:
Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
LOW:
Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
OK
Off
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
FAIL
Blinks
OK
Off
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
FAIL
Blinks
CW Mode
On
Illuminates
On
Blinks
(Continuous
wave mode)
Off
Off
Off
Off
Parameter
(+5 V DC analog
power level)
-5Vdc
(-5 V DC
power level)
+15Vdc
(15 V DC control
card power level)
+24Vdc
(24 V DC backplane
power level)
PsPri
(Primary backplane
power supply)
PSsec
(Secondary
backplane power
supply)
1-8
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the transmitter, you can check various parameters to
verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available:
• Laser power level
• Laser bias current
• Module SMC ID
• Laser temperature
• RF input status
• Continuous wave mode
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC analog power level
• +5 V DC digital power level
• -5 V DC power supply status
• +15 V DC digital power level
• +24 V DC digital power level
• Power supply status
Note: Not all status parameters listed above apply to all Model 6473 Forward
Transmitters.
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4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-9
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following transmitter information:
• Laser power in dBm
• Laser bias current in mA
• SMC ID of the transmitter
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
to rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the transmitter
Each parameter has its own STATUS screen that displays the following information:
• The parameter being monitored
• The measured level of the parameter being monitored
• A FAIL indication for parameters without an operating range that are not working
• Assessment of the measured level, against the level required for normal operation,
for items without an operating range
The following table shows the assessments that can be displayed for each measured
item.
STATUS Screen Value
Description
OK
The measured level is within the range for normal
operation.
HIGH
The measured level is above the range for normal
operation.
LOW
The measured level is below the range for normal
operation.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
6473-NC
Overlay
Transmitter
6473-10
750 MHz
Transmitter
6473-12
750 MHz
Transmitter
6473
870 MHz
Transmitter
6473-10
870 MHz
Transmitter
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
Programmable
0001 to 65535
Programmable
0001 to 65535
Programmable
0001 to 65535
Programmable
0001 to 65535
Programmable
0001 to 65535
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0.0 dBm to
+16.0 dBm
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
0 mA to
108 mA
N/A
0.0°C to
255.0°C
0.0°C to
255.0°C
0.0°C to
255.0°C
0.0°C to
255.0°C
0 V to
+10.81 V
0 V to
+10.81 V
0 V to
+10.81 V
LOW, HIGH,
or OK
0 V to
+10.81 V
N/A
On or Off
On or Off
On or Off
On or Off
-1.5 dB to
+1.5 dB
-1.5 dB to
+1.5 dB
-1.5 dB to
+1.5 dB
-1.5 dB to
+1.5 dB
-1.5 dB to
+1.5 dB
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
•
Power
•
Bias
current to
the laser
•
SMC ID
Power
(Output power
of the laser)
Bias
(Bias current to
the laser)
Ltemp
(Laser
temperature)
RFlvl
(Level of RF
input)
CW Mode
(Continuous
wave mode)
Rel RFdrv
(RF drive level
to the laser)
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-11
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
Mtemp
(Transmitter
temperature)
6473-NC
Overlay
Transmitter
6473-10
750 MHz
Transmitter
6473-12
750 MHz
Transmitter
6473
870 MHz
Transmitter
6473-10
870 MHz
Transmitter
0°.0C to
108.0°C
0.0°C to
108.0°C
0.0°C to
108.0°C
0.0°C to
108.0°C
0.0°C to
108.0°C
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
+10.81 V DC
0 V DC to
–9.80 V DC
0 V DC to
–9.80 V DC
0 V DC to
–9.80 V DC
0 V DC to
–9.80 V DC
0 V DC to
–9.80 V DC
0 V DC to
+32.42 V DC
0 V DC to
+32.42 V DC
0 V DC to
+32.42 V DC
0 V DC to
+32.42 V DC
0 V DC to
+32.42 V DC
0 V DC to
+51.43 V DC
0 V DC to
+51.43 V DC
0 V DC to
+51.43 V DC
0 V DC to
+51.43 V DC
0 V DC to
+51.43 V DC
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
OK or FAIL
A5Vdc
(+5 V DC
analog power
level)
D5Vdc
(+5 V DC
digital power
level)
-5Vdc
(-5 V DC
power level)
15Vdc
(+15 V DC
digital power
level)
24Vdc
(+24 V DC
digital power
level)
PSPri
(Primary power
supply)
PSSec
(Secondary
power supply)
Notes:
• The Output Power of the Laser can be turned off to facilitate troubleshooting or
servicing.
• Turning on Continuous Wave Mode disables the alarm for high RF Input.
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the transmitters
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the transmitters:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the transmitters, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-13
Test the Power and Communications Connector
Introduction
During troubleshooting, you may need to test the power and communications
connector. The following pages:
• Explain how to locate the connector on the transmitter
• Describe the connector pins
Locating the Power and Communications Connector
Use the following diagram to locate the connector. Then, refer to the
pin-out diagram on the following page to assist you in troubleshooting.
Power and
Communications
Connector
T10093
Continued on next page
1-14
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Test the Power and Communications Connector, Continued
Connector Pin-Out Key
Refer to the following illustration and table when troubleshooting the following
functions:
• Power
• Alarm
• Status monitoring
50
49
48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
T5185
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
1-15
Test the Power and Communications Connector, Continued
Description
Transmitters:
Pin
No.
6473-NC
Overlay Transmitter
6473
870 MHz Transmitter
•
6473-10 750 MHz
•
6473-10 870 MHz
•
6473-12 750 MHz
1
No connection
Ground
Contact closure on
right-side amplifiers
2
Contact closure for
alarm status
Contact closure for
alarm status
Contact closure on
left-side amplifiers
3–6
+5 V digital
+5 V digital
+5 V digital
7–10
Ground
Ground
Digital ground
11
+5 V digital
+5 V digital
+5 V digital
12
Ground
Ground
Digital ground
13
Power supply status
(secondary)
Power supply status
(secondary)
No connection
14
Power supply status
(primary)
Power supply status
(primary)
No connection
15
Slot ID pin 1
Slot ID pin 1
No connection
16
Slot ID pin 0
Slot ID pin 0
No connection
17
Slot ID pin 3
Slot ID pin 3
No connection
18
Slot ID pin 2
Slot ID pin 2
No connection
19
Transmit block (active low)
Transmit block (active low)
Transmit block (active low)
20
Handheld enable
(active low)
Handheld enable
(active low)
Handheld enable
(active low)
Ground
Ground
No connection
23
RS-232 receive data
RS-232 receive data
RS-232 receive data
24
RS-232 transmit data
RS-232 transmit data
RS-232 transmit data
21–22
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Test the Power and Communications Connector, Continued
Description
Transmitters:
Pin
No.
6473-NC
Overlay Transmitter
6473 870 MHz
Family of Transmitters
•
6473-10 750 MHz
•
6473-10 870 MHz
•
6473-12 750 MHz
25
Ground
Ground
No connection
26
Ground
Ground
No connection
27
+5 V analog
+5 V analog
No connection
28
+5 V analog
+5 V analog
No connection
29–30
24 V DC
24 V DC
24 V DC
31
-5 V DC
-5 V DC
No connection
32
-5 V DC
-5 V DC
No connection
33
Ground
Ground
No connection
34
Ground
Ground
No connection
35
Ground
Ground
No connection
36
24 V DC
24 V DC
24 V DC
37–38
No connection
No connection
No connection
39–42
24 V DC
No connection
24 V DC
43
No connection
RS-485 +
No connection
44
Ground
No connection
No connection
45
No connection
Chassis ID pin 0
SMC transmit enable
46
Ground
No connection
No connection
47
No connection
RS-485 -
SMC receive data
48
Ground
No connection
No connection
49
No connection
Chassis ID pin 1
SMC transmit data
50
Ground
No connection
No connection
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-17
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following tables provide information about transmitter and power supply
alarms. If the amber FAULT indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the
transmitter display to determine the cause of the alarm.
Troubleshooting Transmitter Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of transmitter alarms and their
solutions.
Note: The Laser Temperature parameter is not available in the 6473-NC Overlay
transmitter.
Alarm
Status
OK
Software
self test
Laser power
level
Failed
High or Low
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
No alarms.
No action required.
One or more power supply
voltages are out of
specification.
Refer to Troubleshooting
Power Supply Alarms later in
this chapter.
RF Input level is out of
specification.
See RF Level alarm later in
this table.
Laser temperature out of
specification.
See Laser Temperature alarm,
later in this table.
Laser or module
temperature could be too
high.
See Laser Temperature alarm
or Module Temperature alarm
later in this table.
RF level could be out of
specification.
See RF Level alarm, later in
this table
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
Verify that the fans inside the
chassis are working.
Laser bias
current
High or Low
Automatic power control
circuit failure.
Laser
temperature
High or Low
Cooling fan failure.
Continued on next page
1-18
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm
RF level
Status
High or Low
Possible Causes
RF level at the input is out
of specification.
Ambient temperature is too
high due to:
Module
temperature
Mtemp High
Possible Solutions
Verify the RF input is within
tolerance. Repair or adjust as
needed.
Diagnose the problem and
repair or replace as needed.
•
A failure in the
temperature control
system.
•
Airflow through the
rack has been restricted
or cut off.
Ensure the airflow system has
not been damaged or
removed. Repair or replace as
needed.
•
Prisma chassis cooling
fans are not operating
properly.
Refer to the Prisma Model
6470-R2 Chassis Installation and
Operation Guide, part number
570107, to troubleshoot the
chassis cooling fans.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-19
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Power Supply Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of power supply alarms and their
solutions.
Alarm
•
+5 V DC analog
power
•
+5 V DC
digital power
•
-5 V DC
digital power
•
+15 V DC
digital power
•
+24 V DC
digital power
Status
High or Low
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Loose, unplugged,
or damaged power
cords.
Check the power supply
power cord and
connections.
No AC at receptacle.
Check receptacle for AC
power.
A blown fuse on the
power supply.
Check the power supply
fuse. Repair or replace as
needed.
A faulty power
supply module.
Verify proper power supply
module operation. Repair
or replace as needed.
The transmitter is
not seated properly
in the chassis.
Verify that the transmitter is
securely connected to the
chassis.
A faulty transmitter
module.
The transmitter may be
faulty and should be
replaced.
No power within
chassis.
Backplane power
supply status
(primary and
secondary)
1-20
The power supply
status is:
PSPri or PSsec Fail
•
Reported as
in alarm
•
Not reported
at all
Transmitters
Check receptacle for AC
power. If OK, the chassis
may have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
Verify the operation of the
power supplies. If they are
functioning properly and no
power supply related
alarms are reported on any
module in the chassis, the
chassis may have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-21
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
1-22
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-23
Section B
Prisma Model 6473-R Reverse Transmitter
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma Model 6473-R Reverse
Transmitter.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
1-24
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
1-25
Monitor Status Parameters
1-28
General Troubleshooting Information
1-31
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-32
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-36
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-37
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the transmitter, you can determine whether there is a
transmitter alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the
alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Laser power level
• Laser bias current
• Laser temperature
• RF input status
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC power level
• +15 V DC power level
• +24 V DC backplane power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-25
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
through the active alarms.
key on the transmitter to rotate
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
The following table shows the values displayed on the ALARMS screen for out-ofrange errors or a failure.
ALARMS Screen Value
OK
Description
Component is operational or passes test (for
parameters without an operating range).
HIGH
The measured level is above the operating range.
LOW
The measured level is below the operating range.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Values
Alarm Indicator
OK
Off
FAILED
Illuminates
HIGH
Blinks
LOW
Illuminates
HIGH
Blinks
LOW
Illuminates
HIGH
Off
LOW
Illuminates
HIGH
Off
LOW
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 100.0°C
Blinks
HIGH: 5.25 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 4.75 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above -5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below -4.50 V
Illuminates
Self Test
Software self test
Power
Laser power level
Bias
Laser bias current
Ltemp
Laser temperature
RF Level
RF level
MTemp
Module temperature
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital power level
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power level
-5Vdc
-5 V DC power level
15Vdc
+15 V DC control card power
level
HIGH: Above 16.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
24Vdc
+24 V DC backplane power
level
HIGH: Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
PSPri
Primary backplane power
supply status
OK
Illuminates
FAIL
Blinks
PSsec
Secondary backplane power
supply status
OK
Illuminates
FAIL
Blinks
Transmitters
1-27
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the transmitter, you can check various parameters to
verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available:
• Laser power level
• Laser bias current
• Module SMC ID
• Laser temperature
• RF input status
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC backplane power level
• +15 V DC control card power level
• +24 V DC backplane power level
• Power supply status
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following transmitter information:
• Laser power in dBm
• Laser bias current in mA
• SMC ID of the transmitter
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
to rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the transmitter
Each parameter has its own STATUS screen that displays the following information:
• The parameter being monitored
• The measured level of the parameter being monitored
• A FAIL indication for parameters without an operating range that are not working
• Assessment of the measured level, against the level required for normal operation,
for items without an operating range
The following table shows the assessments that can be displayed for each measured
item.
STATUS Screen Value
Description
OK
The measured level is within the range for normal
operation.
HIGH
The measured level is above the range for normal
operation.
LOW
The measured level is below the range for normal
operation.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-29
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Operating Range
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
1-30
•
Power
Laser power
•
Bias
Laser bias current
•
ID
SMC ID
+18.0 dBm to -3.0 dBm
+18.0 mA to -3.0 mA
Programmable 0001 to 65535
Power
Laser power
+18.0 dBm to -3.0 dBm
Bias
Laser bias current
20 mA to 90 mA
Ltemp
Laser temperature
OK, HIGH, or LOW
Rflvl
RF level
OK, HIGH, or LOW
RFLow
RF low alarm
On or Off
Rel RFdrv
RF drive level
-1.5 dB to +1.5 dB
Mtemp
Module temperature
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital power level
+4.75 V DC to +5.25 V DC
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power level
+4.5 V DC to +5.5 V DC
-5Vdc
-5 V DC backplane power level
-4.5 V DC to -5.5 V DC
15Vdc
+15 V DC control card power level
+13.5 V DC to +16.5 V DC
24Vdc
+24 V DC backplane power level
+21.5 V DC to +26.5 V DC
PSpri
Primary backplane power supply status
OK or FAIL
Pssec
Secondary backplane power supply status
OK or FAIL
Transmitters
-5.0°C to 50.0°C
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the transmitter
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the transmitter:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the transmitter, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
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Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following tables provide information about transmitter and power supply
alarms. If the amber FAULT indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the
transmitter display to determine the cause of the alarm.
Troubleshooting Transmitter Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of transmitter alarms and their
solutions.
Alarm
Status
OK
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
No alarms.
No action required.
Failed
One or more power supply
voltages are out of
specification.
Refer to Troubleshooting
Power Supply Alarms later in
this section.
High or Low
RF level at the input is out
of specification.
Verify the input RF level is
within specification.
Laser bias
current
High or Low
Automatic power control
circuit failure.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
Laser
temperature
High or Low
Cooling fan failure.
Verify that the fans inside the
chassis are working.
Software
self test
Laser power
level
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4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm
RF level
Status
High or Low
Possible Causes
RF level at the input is out
of specification.
Ambient temperature is too
high due to:
Module
temperature
Mtemp High
Possible Solutions
Verify the RF input is within
tolerance. Repair or adjust as
needed.
Diagnose the problem and
repair or replace as needed.
•
A failure in the
temperature control
system.
•
Airflow through the
rack has been restricted
or cut off.
Ensure the airflow system has
not been damaged or
removed. Repair or replace as
needed.
•
Prisma chassis cooling
fans are not operating
properly.
Refer to the Prisma Model
6470-R2 Chassis Installation and
Operation Guide, part number
570107, to troubleshoot the
chassis cooling fans.
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4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
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Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Power Supply Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of power supply alarms and their
solutions.
Note: Some or all of the steps will cause a service interruption.
Alarm
•
Status
+5 V DC analog
power
•
+5 V DC
digital power
•
-5 V DC
digital power
•
+15 V DC
digital power
•
+24 V DC
digital power
High or Low
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Loose, unplugged,
or damaged power
cords.
Check the power supply
power cord and
connections.
A blown fuse on the
power supply.
Check the power supply
fuse. Repair or replace as
needed.
A faulty power
supply module.
Verify proper power supply
module operation. Repair
or replace as needed.
The transmitter is
not seated properly
in the chassis.
Verify that the transmitter is
securely connected to the
chassis.
Damage to the
chassis or module
backplane
connector.
Verify that DC power is
present at the receptacle in
the chassis and that there is
no visible damage.
Are any other units in this
chassis having the same
problem?
•
A faulty
transmitter
module.
•
If no, the transmitter
may be faulty and
should be replaced.
•
No AC at
receptacle
•
If yes, the chassis may
have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
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4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm
Backplane power
supply status
(primary and
secondary)
Status
Possible Causes
The power supply
status is:
PSPri or PSsec Fail
•
Reported as
in alarm
•
Not reported
at all
Possible Solutions
•
Verify that the
transmitter is securely
seated in the chassis.
•
Verify the operation of
the power supplies. If
they are functioning
properly and no power
supply related alarms
are reported on any
module in the chassis,
the chassis may have a
problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
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Transmitters
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Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
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4000326 Rev A
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
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1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Section C
Prisma Model 6475 Transmitters
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma Model 6475
Transmitters:
• Model 6475-9 CEMT 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
• Model 6475L EMT 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
• Model 6475Q 1550 nm Forward Transmitter
• Model 6475R ITU 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
• Model 6475S Gap Bridger 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
1-40
Monitor Status Parameters
1-43
Transmitter Specifications
1-46
General Troubleshooting Information
1-56
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-57
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-58
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-59
Transmitters
1-39
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the transmitter, you can determine whether there is a
transmitter alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the
alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Power output
• Photodiode current
• Laser bias current
• Composite OMI/RF
• TE cooler current
• TE cooler temperature
• Linearizer heat sink temperature
• Modulator bias test point voltage
• RF power
• PLL lock status
• Key switch position
• Laser temperature
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC analog power level
• +5 V DC digital power level
• -5 V DC analog power level
• +15 V DC analog power level
• +24 V DC analog power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
through the active alarms.
key on the transmitter to rotate
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
No Alarms
No alarms
No alarms are active.
Self Test
Software self test
Software self test failed.
Pout
Power output
Transmitter power is outside its normal
operating range.
Lpout
Photodiode current
Photodiode current is outside its normal
operating range.
Lbias
Laser bias
Laser bias current is outside its normal range.
RFlvl
Composite
OMI/RF
Composite OMI/RF power level is outside its
normal operating range.
Itec
TE cooler current
TE cooler current level is outside its normal
operating range.
Ttemp
TE cooler
temperature
TE cooler temperature is outside its normal
operating range.
Htemp
Linearizer heat sink
The linearizer heat sink temperature is
outside its normal operating range.
Mbias
Modulator bias
The modulator bias test point voltage is
outside normal operating range.
Psbs
RF power
The RF power detection of SBS is outside its
normal range.
Lock1
PLL lock status
The PLL lock status for SBS synthesizer 1 has
failed.
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4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-41
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Parameter
1-42
Meaning
Description
Lock2
PLL lock status
The PLL lock status for SBS synthesizer 2 has
failed.
KeySw
Key switch position
The key switch is in the OFF position.
Ltemp
Laser temperature
The laser temp is not between 20°C and 30°C.
Mtemp
Module
temperature
The module temperature is above 100.0°C.
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog
power level
The +5 V DC power level for analog circuitry
is outside its normal range.
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital
power level
The +5 V DC power level for digital circuitry
is outside its normal range.
-5Vdc
-5 V DC analog
power level
The -5 V DC power level is not between
-4.50 V and -5.50 V.
15Vdc
+15 V DC analog
power level
The +15 V DC power level is not between
13.50 V and 16.50 V.
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog
power level
The +24 V DC power level is not between
22.60 V and 26.40 V.
PSpri
Power supply
The primary backplane power supply alarm.
PSsec
Power supply
The secondary backplane power supply
alarm.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the transmitter, you can check various parameters to
verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available:
• Laser power level
• Laser bias current
• Module SMC ID
• Laser temperature
• RF input status
• Continuous wave (CW) mode
• RF relative drive level
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC power level
• +15 V DC internal power level
• +24 V DC power level
• Power supply status
Note: Not all status parameters listed above apply to all Model 6475 Transmitters.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
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1-43
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following transmitter information:
• Laser power in dBm
• Laser bias current in mA
• SMC ID of the transmitter
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
to rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the transmitter
Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Note: The Continuous Wave Mode parameter applies only to the Model 6475Q
Forward Transmitter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
•
Power
•
Bias
•
ID
Laser power
Module summary
Laser bias current in mA
Unit SMC ID number
Power
Laser power
Laser power in dBm
Bias
Laser bias
Laser bias current in mA
Ltemp
Laser temperature
Laser temperature in degrees Celsius
RFlvl
RF level
RF input status
CW Mode
Continuous wave
operation
Continuous wave operation status
Rel RFdrv
RF drive level
RF relative drive level offset in dB
Mtemp
Module
temperature
Module temperature in degrees Celsius
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Description
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital
+5 V DC supply for digital circuitry status
A5Vdc
+5 V DC
+5 V DC supply for analog circuitry status
-5Vdc
-5 V DC
-5 V DC supply status
15Vdc
+15 V DC
+15 V DC internal supply status
24Vdc
+24 V DC
+24 V DC supply status
PSpri
Power supply
Primary backplane power supply status
PSsec
Power supply
Secondary backplane power supply status
Transmitters
1-45
Transmitter Specifications
Introduction
The specifications listed in the following tables can be useful when troubleshooting
the transmitters.
Model 6475-9 CEMT 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470 (Rev 2) Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 45 watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +40.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 85%, non-condensing
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Wavelength
1550–1560 nm
Optical connectors
E-2000
Power stability
± 5% over temperature range
SBS threshold
(50 km standard fiber)
Equal to output power
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1-46
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
RF Electrical Characteristics
Parameter
RF input levels
Return loss
Values
+ 24.0 dBm V/channel
•
16.0 dB (45–550 MHz)
•
14.0 dB (550–865 MHz)
Bandwidth
45–870 MHz
Frequency response
± 0.9 dB
Performance Characteristics
Note: CNR is specified for 78 unmodulated NTSC channels with 3 dBm received
power at the detector. CNR for other channel plans will differ slightly from this. All
measurements are made using E-2000 connectors. Other connectors may degrade
performance slightly.
Parameter
CNR
Values
•
Minimum: 54.5 dB
•
Typical: 55.0 dB
CSO
< -68.0 dBc
CTB
< -68.0 dBc
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4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-47
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
Model 6475L EMT 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470 (Rev 2) Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 45 watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +40.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 85%, non-condensing
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Wavelength
1550–1560 nm
Optical connectors
E-2000
Power stability
± 5% over temperature range
SBS effective threshold
(50 km standard fiber)
16.0 dBm
RF Electrical Characteristics
Parameter
RF input levels
Return loss
Values
+25.0–29.5 dBm V/channel
Note: Refer to RF Input Levels that follows.
•
16.0 dB (45–550 MHz)
•
14.0 dB (550–865 MHz)
Bandwidth
45–865 MHz
Frequency response
± 0.9 dB
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
RF Input Levels
Note: 0.0 dBm V is equivalent to the power associated with 1 mV across a
75-ohm load.
Power Per Channel (dBm V)
Model Number
Channel Load
Minimum
Nominal
Maximum
6475-6n80
77 NTSC
24.5
27.0
29.5
6475-6n110
110 NTSC
22.5
25.0
27.5
6475-6
42 Cenelec
27.0
29.5
32.0
60 PAL B/G
25.5
28.0
30.5
42 Cenelec
23.0
25.5
28.0
6475-6c860
6475-6i
Performance Characteristics
Note: CNR is specified for 78 unmodulated NTSC channels with 0 dBm received
power at the detector. CNR for other channel plans will differ slightly from this. All
measurements are made using E-2000 connectors. Other connectors may degrade
performance slightly.
Parameter
CNR
Values
•
Minimum: 53.0 dB
•
Typical: 53.5 dB
CSO
< -65.0 dBc
CTB
< -65.0 dBc
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4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-49
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
Model 6475Q 1550 nm Forward Transmitter
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470 (Rev 2) Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 25 watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +50.0°C
Storage temperature
-25.0°C to +70.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 20% to 80%, non-condensing
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Available wavelengths
(± 0.1 nm)
SBS threshold
(50 km standard fiber)
Values
1531.90 nm
1549.32 nm
1533.47 nm
1550.92 nm
1535.04 nm
1552.52 nm
1536.61 nm
1554.13 nm
1538.19 nm
1555.75 nm
1539.77 nm
1557.36 nm
1541.35 nm
1558.98 nm
1542.94 nm
1560.61 nm
> 6.0 dB
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
RF Electrical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Channel loading
16 NTSC
RF drive per channel
22 ± 1.5 dBm V
Return loss (for 45–870 MHz)
Minimum: 14 dB
Output power
Frequency range
•
+3.0 dBm (external mod)
•
+8.0 dBm (direct mod)
•
+10.0 dBm (direct mod)
5–200 MHz
Performance Characteristics
Note: CNR is specified for 5–40 MHz with notch at 22 MHz.
Parameter
Values
CNR
Minimum: 50 dB
CSO
Maximum: -60.0 dBc
CTB
Maximum: -60.0 dBc
Spurious noise
Minimum: -60.0 dBc
Flatness
•
± 0.50 dB (45–550 MHz)
•
± 0.75 dB (45–870 MHz)
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Transmitters
1-51
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
Model 6475R ITU 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470 (Rev 2) Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 45 watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +50.0°C
Storage temperature
-25.0°C to +70.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 20% to 80%, non-condensing
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Available wavelengths
(± 0.1 nm)
SBS threshold
(50 km standard fiber)
Values
1531.90 nm
1549.32 nm
1533.47 nm
1550.92 nm
1535.04 nm
1552.52 nm
1536.61 nm
1554.13 nm
1538.19 nm
1555.75 nm
1539.77 nm
1557.36 nm
1541.35 nm
1558.98 nm
1542.94 nm
1560.61 nm
> 6.0 dB
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
RF Electrical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
RF drive levels
-40.0 to –56.0 dBm V/Hz
Return loss
Minimum: 14.0 dB
Output power
+7.0 to +9.5 dBm
Frequency range
5–200 MHz
Performance Characteristics
Note: CNR is specified for 5–40 MHz with notch at 22 MHz.
Parameter
CNR
Values
•
Minimum: 43.0 dB
•
Typical: 46.0 dB
Spurious noise
Minimum: 60.0 dBc
Flatness (5–200 MHz)
± 0.75 dB
Slope (5–200 MHz)
+0.50 dB to +1.5 dB
Bit error rate
< 10–9
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Transmitters
1-53
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
Model 6475S ITU 1550 nm Externally Modulated Transmitter
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470 (Rev 2) Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
•
Typical: 25 watts
•
Maximum: 35 watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +50.0°C
Storage temperature
-30.0°C to +80.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 85%, non-condensing
Optical Specifications
Parameter
Wavelength
Output power
Values
1530–1563 nm
•
Model 6475S-7: 6.75–7.75 dBm
•
Model 6475S-9: 8.75–9.75 dBm
•
Model 6475S-11: 10.75–11.75 dBm
Optical connectors
SC/APC
OMI
Typical: 3%
SBS effective threshold
≤ rated output
Spurious noise
-65.0 dBc
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Specifications, Continued
RF Electrical Specifications
Parameter
Values
RF input levels
+22 ± 3 dBm V/channel
Return loss
16.0 dB
Response flatness
•
± 0.5 dB (45–550 MHz)
•
± 0.75 dB (550–865 MHz)
Bandwidth
45–870 MHz
Frequency response
± 0.5 dB
Performance Specifications
Note: CNR is specified for 78 unmodulated NTSC channels with 0 dBm received
power at the detector. CNR for other channel plans will differ slightly from this. All
measurements are made using E-2000 connectors. Other connectors may degrade
performance slightly.
Parameter
CNR
4000326 Rev A
Values
•
Minimum: 53.0 dB
•
Typical: 53.5 dB
CSO
Typical: < -67.0 dBc
CTB
Typical: < -66.0 dBc
Transmitters
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the transmitter
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the transmitter:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the transmitters, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
1-56
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to transmitter alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm Condition
Possible Causes
Power connection is
loose.
Secure all power connections and
the line cord.
AC power failure.
Check other displays for power
indication.
AC power is off
Module indicator is
burned out.
SM indicator is off
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
Normal situation. The SM
indicator lights only when the
transmitter has received data
within the last 10 minutes.
SM connection is loose.
Secure the SM connector.
Fiber path is broken
with bends or bad
path.
Power failure.
4000326 Rev A
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for a
replacement.
Status monitoring not
in use.
SM indicator is burned
out.
Optical power is
low or off
Possible Solutions
Transmitters
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for a
replacement.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
•
Check optical cable for breaks
or bends tighter than the fiber
specification, and correct the
situation.
•
Clean fiber connections. For
instructions, refer to Fiber
Optic Connector Cleaning
Procedure later in this section.
Ensure that all AC power is present
and all power connections are
secure.
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Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-59
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
1-60
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Section D
Prisma II Targeted Service Delivery Transmitter
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II Targeted Service Delivery
(TSD) Transmitter.
Note: For information about monitoring the Prisma II High Density Chassis, refer to
Chapter 5, Chassis.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
1-62
General Troubleshooting Information
1-64
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-65
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-66
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-67
Transmitters
1-61
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the TSD Transmitter.
Transmitter Status LED Description
The Status LED located on the transmitter’s front panel illuminates or blinks to
indicate the state of the transmitter.
If the Status LED is illuminated red or blinking red, an alarm has been generated.
The following table shows each possible transmitter state.
If the Status LED:
This Indicates:
Illuminates green
the transmitter is operating properly with no alarms.
Blinks red
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates red
a major alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available.
• Optical output power
• Laser temperature
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor
• Major
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Transmitter Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Targeted
Service Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM key
to display the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
OutPwr
LasTemp
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Values
Possible Solutions to Alarm
•
OK
Internal problem.
•
Minor alarm
•
Major alarm
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
•
OK
Internal problem.
Laser temperature •
Minor alarm
•
Major alarm
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Optical
output power
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
Because the main function of the chassis is to distribute power and establish
communication links for the modules installed in the chassis, most troubleshooting
involves the modules that are installed in the chassis. However, in some instances,
you may need to troubleshoot the chassis.
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
1-64
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The information in this section provides possible solutions to transmitter alarm
conditions.
Troubleshooting Transmitter Alarms
The following table shows the possible solutions to transmitter alarms.
Parameter
OutPwr
LasTemp
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Optical
output power
Laser
temperature
Values
Possible Solutions
•
OK
Internal problem.
•
Minor alarm
•
Major alarm
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
•
OK
Internal problem.
•
Minor alarm
•
Major alarm
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Transmitters
1-65
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, or power supply
voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
1-66
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
1-68
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Section E
Prisma II 1310 nm Forward Transmitter
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II 1310 nm Forward
Transmitter.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
1-70
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
1-72
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
1-74
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
1-75
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
1-77
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
1-78
Configure Parameters Using LCI
1-80
General Troubleshooting Information
1-81
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-82
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-83
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-84
Transmitters
1-69
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the transmitter.
Transmitter Alarm LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the transmitter’s front panel illuminates or blinks to
indicate the state of the transmitter.
The following table shows each possible transmitter state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• RF input level
• Optical output power
• Continuous wave (CW) mode
• Laser temperature
• Laser bias current
• Laser on/off status
• Bus voltage status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1310 nm
Forward Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM
key to display the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
InRF
RF input
level
OutPwr
Optical
output
power
CwMode
CW mode
Values
-4.5 dB to
+3.0 dB
Possible Solutions to Alarm
RF source or cables.
Internal problem.
±0.5 dBm of
nominal
Fault
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
CwMode set to On.
Internal problem.
LasTemp
Laser
temperature
20.0°C to
30.0°C
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Internal problem.
4000326 Rev A
50 mA to
100 mA
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
LasBias
Laser bias
Enable
Laser on/off
status
Fault
Check Enable and Master CONFIG
settings.
PsOK
Bus voltage
status
Fault
Module not fully seated. Check
power supply.
Transmitters
1-71
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available.
• Optical output power
• Laser bias current
• RF input level
• Module temperature
• Laser thermoelectric cooler current
• Laser temperature
• Laser on/off status
• Continuous wave mode operation
• Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
• Master or slave operation
• RF drive level
Continued on next page
1-72
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1310 nm
Forward Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT
key to display the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter status parameter.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Units
Meaning
OutPwr
dBm
Optical output power
LasBias
mA
Laser bias current
InRF
dB
RF input level
ModTemp
°C
Module temperature
TecCur
mA
Laser thermoelectric cooler current
LasTemp
°C
Laser temperature
Enable
N/A
Laser on/off
CwMode
N/A
Continuous wave (CW) mode operation
LoRFInh
N/A
Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
Master
N/A
Master or slave operation
RFDrive
N/A
RF drive level
Transmitters
1-73
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several transmitter
parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1310 nm
Forward Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG
key to display the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the transmitter.
Parameter
Description
Values
Default
Enable
Enables or disables transmitter
operation (turns the laser on or off).
•
On or Off
On
CwMode
Automatically adjusts the displayed
RF input level by subtracting 3.0 dB
•
when CW mode is on. The RF high
alarm is also disabled when CW mode
is on.
On or Off
Off
LoRFInh
Enables or disables the RF Input Low
alarm.
•
On or Off
On
•
Master or
Slave
Master
Configures the module as master or
slave.
•
Master
•
RFDrive
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If set to Master, the transmitter is
controlled only by the Enable
control above.
If set to Slave, the transmitter is
controlled by a combination of
Enable and the external input
CNT_IN_1.
Sets the relative RF drive level into
the transmitter.
Transmitters
-1.5 dB to +1.5 dB
in 0.5 dB steps
0.0 dB
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the transmitter.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• RF input level
• Optical output power
• Continuous wave mode
• Laser temperature
• Laser bias current
• Laser on/off status
• Bus voltage status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-75
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the transmitter (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
RF Input Power
Meaning
RF input level
Values
-4.5 dB to
+3.0 dB
Possible Solutions to Alarm
RF source or cables.
Internal problem.
Optical Output
Power
Optical output
power
CW Mode
CW mode
±0.5 dBm of
nominal
•
On
•
Off
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area for assistance.
CW Mode set to Off
Internal problem.
Laser
Temperature
Laser
temperature
20.0°C to
30.0°C
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area for assistance.
Internal problem.
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Laser Bias
Current
Laser bias
Enable Laser
Laser on/off
status
PsOK
Bus voltage
status
50 mA to
100 mA
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area for assistance.
•
Enable
•
Disable
Check Enable and Master
CONFIG settings
OK or FAIL
Transmitters
Module not fully seated.
Check power supply.
4000326 Rev A
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the transmitter.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
To modify the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
Transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the
Parameters heading.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Values
RF Input Power
RF input level
-4.5 to +3.0 dB
Optical Output Power
Optical output power
±0.5 dBm of nominal
Transmitters
1-77
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available.
• Optical output power
• Laser bias current
• RF input level
• Module temperature
• Laser thermoelectric cooler current
• Laser temperature
• Laser on/off
• Continuous wave mode operation
• Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
• Master or slave operation
• RF drive level
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters
and Status headings.
The following table describes each transmitter status parameter.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Units
Meaning
Optical Output Power
dBm
Optical output power
Laser Bias Current
mA
Laser bias current
RF Input Power
dB
RF input level
Module Temperature
°C
Module temperature
TEC Current
mA
Laser thermoelectric cooler current
Laser Temperature
°C
Laser temperature
Enable Laser
N/A
Laser on/off
CW Mode
N/A
Continuous wave mode operation
Low RF Alarm Inhibit
N/A
Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
Master
N/A
Master or slave operation
RF Drive Level
N/A
RF drive level
Transmitters
1-79
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several transmitter parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls
heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the transmitter.
Parameter
Description
Enable Laser
Enables or disables transmitter
operation (turns the laser on or off)
CW Mode
Automatically adjusts the
displayed RF input level by
subtracting 3 dB when CW mode is
on. The RF high alarm is also
disabled when CW mode is on.
Low RF
Alarm
Inhibit
Enables or disables the RF Input
Low alarm.
Values
•
On = Enabled
•
Off = Disabled
•
On
•
Off
•
On = Alarm
enabled
•
Off = Alarm
disabled
•
On = Master
•
Off = Slave
Default
Enabled
Off
Enabled
Configures the module as master
or slave.
•
Master
•
RF Drive
Level
1-80
If set to Master, the transmitter
is controlled only by the Enable
control above.
If set to Slave, the transmitter is
controlled by a combination of
Enable and the external input
CNT_IN_1.
Sets the relative RF drive level into
the transmitter.
Transmitters
-1.5 dB to +1.5 dB
in 0.5 dB steps
Master
0.0 dB
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the transmitter
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the transmitter:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the transmitter, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-81
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to transmitter alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm
Status
Possible Causes
Failed
Automatic power control circuit
failure.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
High or Low
Laser temperature out of
specification. Laser could be
faulty.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
ModTemp
High or Low
Ambient temperature is too high Ensure the airflow system has
not been damaged or
due to:
removed. Repair or replace
• A failure in the building air
fan tray as needed.
conditioning system.
To troubleshoot the chassis
• Air flow through the rack
has been restricted or cut off. cooling fans, refer to the
Prisma II Chassis Installation
• Chassis cooling fans are not
and Operation Guide, part
operating properly.
number 713375.
InRF
High or Low
RF source not transmitting.
Faulty RF cables or connections.
Check RF source and cables
and all connections.
Laser could be faulty.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
LasBias
LasTemp
OutPwr
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High or Low
Transmitters
Possible Solutions
4000326 Rev A
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-83
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
1-84
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-85
Section F
Prisma II 1310 nm Reverse Transmitter
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II 1310 nm Reverse Transmitter.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
1-86
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
1-87
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
1-89
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
1-91
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
1-92
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
1-94
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
1-95
Configure Parameters Using LCI
1-97
General Troubleshooting Information
1-98
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-99
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-100
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-101
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the transmitter.
Transmitter Alarm LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the transmitter’s front panel illuminates or blinks to
indicate the state of the transmitter.
The following table shows each possible transmitter state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• RF input level
• Optical output power
• Continuous wave (CW) mode
• Laser temperature
• Laser bias current
• Laser on/off status
• Bus voltage status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Minor high
• Major low
• Major high
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-87
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1310 nm
Reverse Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM
key to display the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
InRF
RF input
level
OutPwr
Optical
output
power
CwMode
CW mode
Values
-4.5 dB to
+3.0 dB
Possible Solutions to Alarm
RF source or cables.
Internal problem.
±0.5 dBm of
nominal
Fault
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
CwMode set to On.
Internal problem.
LasTemp
Laser
temperature
20.0°C to
30.0°C
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assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Internal problem.
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50 mA to
100 mA
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
LasBias
Laser bias
Enable
Laser on/off
status
Fault
Check Enable and Master CONFIG
settings.
PsOK
Bus voltage
status
Fault
Module not fully seated. Check power
supply.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available.
• Optical output power
• Laser bias current
• RF input level
• Module temperature
• Laser thermoelectric cooler current
• Laser temperature
• Laser on/off status
• Continuous wave mode operation
• Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
• Master or slave operation
• RF drive level
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Transmitters
1-89
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1310 nm
Reverse Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT
key to display the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter status parameter.
Parameter
1-90
Units
Meaning
OutPwr
dBm
Optical output power
LasBias
mA
Laser bias current
InRF
dB
RF input level
ModTemp
°C
Module temperature
TecCur
mA
Laser thermoelectric cooler current
LasTemp
°C
Laser temperature
Enable
N/A
Laser on/off
CwMode
N/A
Continuous wave mode operation
LoRFInh
N/A
Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
Master
N/A
Master or slave operation
RFDrive
N/A
RF drive level
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several transmitter
parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1310 nm
Reverse Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG
key to display the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the transmitter.
Parameter
Description
Values
•
On
•
Off
Enable
Enables or disables transmitter
operation (turns the laser on or off).
CwMode
Automatically adjusts the displayed
RF input level by subtracting 3.0 dB
•
when CW mode is on. The RF high
•
alarm is also disabled when CW mode
is on.
LoRFInh
Enables or disables the RF Input Low
alarm.
On
Off
•
On
•
Off
•
Master
•
Slave
Default
On
Off
On
Configures the module as master or
slave.
•
Master
•
RFDrive
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If set to Master, the transmitter is
controlled only by the Enable
control above.
If set to Slave, the transmitter is
controlled by a combination of
Enable and the external input
CNT_IN_1.
Sets the relative RF drive level into
the transmitter.
Transmitters
-1.5 dB to +1.5 dB
in 0.5 dB steps
Master
0.0 dB
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the transmitter.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• Laser temperature
• Laser bias current
• RF input level
• Optical output power
• Power supply status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the Transmitter (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Values
Possible Solutions to Alarm
Internal problem.
Laser
Temperature
Laser
temperature
20.0°C to
30.0°C
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area for assistance.
Internal problem.
Laser Bias
Current
Laser bias
50 mA to
100 mA
RF Input Power
RF input level
-4.5 dB to
+3.0 dB
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your area for assistance.
RF source or cables.
Internal problem.
Optical Output
Power
Optical output
power
±0.5 dBm of
nominal
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your area for assistance.
Power Supply
Status
Power supply
status
Normal or
Alarm
Module not fully seated.
Check power supply.
4000326 Rev A
Transmitters
1-93
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the transmitter.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
Modifiable alarm parameters are located under the Parameters heading of the
Transmitter Module Details window.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
1-94
Meaning
Values
RF Input Power
RF input level
-4.5 to +3.0 dB
Optical Output Power
Optical output power
±0.5 dBm of nominal
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available.
• Optical output power
• Laser bias current
• RF input level
• Module temperature
• Laser thermoelectric cooler current
• Laser temperature
• Laser on/off
• Continuous wave mode operation
• Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
• Master or slave operation
• RF drive level
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Transmitters
1-95
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters
and Status headings.
The following table describes each transmitter status parameter.
Parameter
1-96
Units
Meaning
Optical Output Power
dBm
Optical output power
Laser Bias Current
mA
Laser bias current
RF Input Power
dB
RF input level
Module Temperature
°C
Module temperature
TEC Current
mA
Laser thermoelectric cooler current
Laser Temperature
°C
Laser temperature
RF Drive Setting
N/A
RF drive level
Enable Laser
N/A
Laser on/off
CW Mode Control
N/A
Continuous wave mode operation
Low RF Alarm Inhibit
N/A
Low RF alarm enabled/disabled
Master
N/A
Master or Slave operation
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several transmitter parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls
heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the transmitter.
Parameter
Description
Values
RF Drive
Setting
Sets the relative RF drive level into
the transmitter.
-1.5 dB to +1.5 dB
in 0.5 dB steps
Enable Laser
Enables or disables transmitter
operation (turns the laser on or off)
•
On = Enabled
•
Off = Disabled
CW Mode
Control
Automatically adjusts the
displayed RF input level by
subtracting 3.0 dB when CW mode
is on. The RF high alarm is also
disabled when CW mode is on.
•
On
•
Off
•
On = Alarm
enabled
•
Off = Alarm
disabled
•
On = Master
•
Off = Slave
Low RF
Alarm
Inhibit
Enables or disables the RF Input
Low alarm.
Default
0.0 dB
Enabled
Off
Enabled
Configures the module as master
or slave.
•
Master
•
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If set to Master, the transmitter
is controlled only by the Enable
control above.
If set to Slave, the transmitter is
controlled by a combination of
Enable and the external input
CNT_IN_1.
Transmitters
Master
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the transmitter
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the transmitter:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the transmitter, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
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•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to transmitter alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm
InRF
OutPwr
CWMode
Range
Possible Solutions
-4.5 dB to +3.0 dB
RF source or cables.
Internal problem.
±0.5 dBm of
nominal
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta assistance center
in your area.
Fault
CWMode set to On.
Internal problem.
LasTemp
20.0°C to 30.0°C
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta assistance center
in your area.
Internal problem.
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LasBias
50 mA to 100 mA
Enable
Fault
Check Enable and Master CONFIG settings.
PsOK
Fault
Module not fully seated. Check power supply.
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta assistance center
in your area.
Transmitters
1-99
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
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Transmitters
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
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1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Section G
Prisma II 1550 nm Transmitters
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma II 1550 nm
Transmitters:
• Externally-Modulated Broadcast Transmitter
• Gap Bridger Externally-Modulated Broadcast Transmitter
• QAM Transmitter
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
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See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
1-104
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
1-107
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
1-110
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
1-111
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
1-114
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
1-115
Configure Parameters Using LCI
1-117
General Troubleshooting Information
1-118
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
1-119
Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
1-120
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
1-121
Transmitters
1-103
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the transmitter.
Transmitter Status LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the transmitter’s front panel illuminates or blinks to
indicate the state of the transmitter.
The following table shows each possible transmitter state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
•
Laser bias
•
Optical output power
•
Laser temperature
•
Power supply
•
Module temperature
•
Laser on/off
•
Modulator bias
•
Continuous wave (CW) mode
•
2 GHz SBS power level
•
-5 V power level
•
2 GHz SBS power level status
•
-12 V power level
•
Constant power loop status
•
+12 V power level
•
RF input power
Note: Not all alarm parameters listed above apply to all 1550 nm Transmitters.
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Minor high
• Major low
• Major high
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1550 nm
Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM key to
display the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Typical Range
Possible Solutions to
Alarm
Internal problem.
LasBias
Laser bias
50 to 100 mA
LasTemp
Laser
temperature
20.0°C to 35.0°C
ModTemp
Module
temperature
-40.0°C to 85.0°C
ModBias
Modulator bias
Psbs2GHz
2 GHz SBS
power level
PLLock
2 GHz SBS
power level
locked
•
Lock
•
Unlock
CPLock
Constant power
loop locked
•
Lock
•
Unlock
InRF
RF input power
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center
in your area for
assistance.
Check fan tray.
-5 V to +5V
10 to 400
0 dB
Internal problem.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center
in your area for
assistance.
Check RF source and
cable.
Internal problem.
OutPwr1
Optical output
power
±0.5 dBm of
nominal
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in your area for
assistance.
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Transmitters
1-105
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Parameter
1-106
Meaning
Typical Range
Fault
Possible Solutions to
Alarm
Check module seating
and chassis power
supply.
PsOk
Power supply
TxEnable
Laser off
CwMode
Continuous
wave mode
-5VInt
-5 V power level
-5 V high or low
Internal problem.
-12VInt
-12 V power
level
-12 V high or low
+12VInt
+12 V power
level
+12 V high or low
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in your area for
assistance.
•
Enable
•
Disable
On
Transmitters
Laser disabled.
Continuous wave mode
enabled.
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available.
• Optical output power
• Measured laser current
• Relative RF input power
• Module temperature
• Constant power loop status
• Measured TEC current
• Laser temperature
• Laser on/off
• Continuous wave mode
• Low RF input alarm status
• Modulator bias
• SBS PLL #1 status
• SBS PLL #2 status
• 2 GHz SBS power level
• 6 GHz SBS power level
• Internal –5 V power level
• Internal +12 V power level
• Internal –12 V power level
• Constant current
• Automatic gain control
• Master/slave operation
• RF drive level
• Link distance or span
• Optical modulation index
Note: Not all alarm parameters listed above apply to all 1550 nm Transmitters.
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
1-107
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1550 nm
Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to
display the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each transmitter status parameter.
Parameter
Units
Meaning
Typical Value
OutPwr1
dBm
Optical output power at port 1
+9.0 dBm
OutPwr2
dBm
Optical output power at port 2
+9.0 dBm
LasBias
mA
Measured laser current
270 mA
InRF
dB
Relative RF input power
0.0 dB
ModTemp
°C
Module temperature
CPLock
N/A
Constant power loop locked
TecCur
A
Measured TEC current
LasTemp
°C
Laser temperature
Ambient °C + 15.0°
0.004 #
0.2A
30.0°C
Enable
N/A
Laser on or off
On
CwMode
N/A
Continuous wave mode
Off
LoRFInh
N/A
Low RF input alarm status
Off
ModBias
V
Modulator bias
0.028 V
Sbs1Stat
N/A
SBS PLL #1 lock
Lock
Sbs2Stat
N/A
SBS PLL #2 lock
Lock
Psbs2G
N/A
2 GHz SBS power level
146.1
Psbs6G
N/A
6 GHz SBS power level
146.1
-5VInt
VN/A
Internal -5 V power level
-5 V
+12VInt
V
Internal +12 V power level
+12 V
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Parameter
-12VInt
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Units
V
Meaning
Internal -12 V power level
Typical Value
-12 V
LasMode
N/A
Constant current
AGC
N/A
Automatic gain control
Off
Master
N/A
Master/slave operation
Master
RFDrive
dB
RF drive level
Span
km
Link distance or span
OMISet
dB
Optical modulation index
Transmitters
ConstCur
0 dB
35 km
0 dB
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Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several transmitter
parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II 1550 nm
Transmitter MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG key to
display the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the transmitter.
Parameter
Enable
Description
Enables or disables the laser.
Values
•
On
•
Off
Default
On
LasMode
Selects laser operation mode to
constant current or constant
power.
•
ConsCur
•
ConsPwr
AGC
Turns automatic gain control on
or off.
•
On
•
Off
RFDrive
Sets the relative RF drive level
into the transmitter. Only
effective when AGC is off (i.e.
manual gain control).
-6.0 dB to +1.0 dB
in 0.5 dB steps
0.0 dB
OMISet
Sets the Optical Modulation Index
level. Only effective when AGC is
on.
-6.0 dB to +1.0 dB
in 0.5 dB steps
0.0 dB
ConsCur
Off
Configures the module as master
or slave.
•
Master
•
Span
1-110
If set to Master, the transmitter
is controlled only by the
•
Enable control above.
•
If set to Slave, the transmitter
is controlled by a combination
of Enable and the external
input CNT_IN_1.
Optimizes transmitter
performance based on the distance
or span of the link.
Transmitters
Master
Slave
0 km to 60 km
in 5 km steps
Master
35 km
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the transmitter.
Alarm Information
The following transmitter alarm information is available:
• Laser bias current
• Laser temperature
• Module temperature
• Modulator bias
• 2 GHz SBS power level
• 6 GHz SBS power level
• RF input
• Output power
• -5 V power level
• -12 V power level
• +12 V power level
• Power supply status
• Laser enabled status
• SBS 2 GHz PLL
• SBS 6 GHz PLL
• Constant power loop status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
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Transmitters
1-111
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the transmitter (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each transmitter alarm parameter.
Parameter
Typical Range
Possible Solutions to Alarm
Internal problem.
Laser Bias
50 to 100 mA
Laser Temperature
20.0°C to 35.0°C
Module Temperature
-40.0°C to 85.0°C
Modulator Bias
-5 V to +5V
2 GHz SBS Power
10 to 400
6 GHz SBS Power
10 to 400
RF Input
Output Power
0.0 dB
±0.5 dBm of nominal
-5V Supply Voltage
-5 V high or low
-12V Supply Voltage
-12 V high or low
+12V Supply Voltage
+12 V high or low
Power Supply Status
Fault
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Check fan tray.
Internal problem.
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Check RF source and cable.
Internal problem.
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Check module seating and chassis
power supply.
Continued on next page
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Parameter
Laser Enabled Status
Typical Range
•
Enable
•
Disable
SBS 2 GHz PLL
SBS 6 GHz PLL
Constant Power Loop
Locked
4000326 Rev A
Possible Solutions to Alarm
Laser disabled.
Internal problem.
•
Lock
•
Unlock
Transmitters
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
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Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the transmitter.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
Modifiable alarm parameters are located under the Parameters heading of the
Transmitter Module Details window.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
Laser Bias
Laser Temperature
Module temperature
50 to 100 mA
20.0°C to 30.0°C
-40.0°C to +65.0°C
RF input level
Enabled
Modulator bias
-5 V to +5V
SBS 2 GHz Power
10 to 400
SBS 6 GHz Power
10 to 400
RF Input
1-114
Typical Range
0 dB
Optical Output Power
±0.5 dBm of nominal
Output Power
±0.5 dBm of nominal
-5V Supply Voltage
-5 V high or low
-12V Supply Voltage
-12 V high or low
+12V Supply Voltage
+12 V high or low
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the transmitter.
Status Information
The following transmitter status information is available.
• RF input power
• Optical output power
• Module temperature
• Laser temperature
• Measured TEC current
• Measured laser current
• Lock detect (SBS 2 GHz and 6 GHz PLL)
• Internal –5 V power level
• Internal –12 V power level
• Internal +12 V power level
Continued on next page
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Transmitters
1-115
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
Transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters
and Status headings.
The following table describes each transmitter status parameter.
Parameter
RF Input
1-116
Units
dB
Meaning
Relative RF input power
Typical Value
0 dB
Output Power 1
dBm
Optical output power at port 1
+9.0 dBm
Output Power 2
dBm
Optical output power at port 2
+9.0 dBm
Module
Temperature
°C
Module temperature
Laser
Temperature
°C
Laser temperature
TEC Current
A
Measured TEC current
0.2A
Laser Bias
mA
Measured laser current
270 mA
SBS 2GHz
Power
N/A
Lock detect, SBS 2GHz PLL
SBS 6GHz
Power
N/A
Lock detect, SBS 6GHz PLL
-5V Supply
Voltage
VN/A
Internal -5 V power level
-12V Supply
Voltage
V
Internal -12 V power level
-12 V
+12V Supply
Voltage
V
Internal +12 V power level
+12 V
Transmitters
Ambient °C + 15.0°
30.0°C
Lock
Lock
-5 V
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several transmitter parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
Transmitter (in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls
heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the transmitter.
Parameter
Description
Values
Default
Enable Laser
Enables or disables transmitter
operation (turns the laser on or
off)
•
On = Enabled
•
Off = Disabled
Laser Mode
Selects laser operation mode to
constant current (i.e., constant
wavelength) or constant power.
•
Constant-Current
•
Constant-Power
Gain Control
Mode
Selects constant gain or
automatic gain control (AGC ).
•
Constant-Gain
•
AGC
RF Drive
Setting
Sets the relative RF drive level
into the transmitter. Only
effective when Gain Control
Mode is set to AGC.
-6.0 dB to +1.0 dB in
0.5 dB steps
0.0 dB
OMI Level
Setting
Sets the Optical Modulation
Index level. Only effective when
Gain Control Mode is set to
Constant-Gain.
-6.0 dB to +1.0 dB in
0.5 dB steps
0.0 dB
Enabled
ConstantCurrent
Constant-Gain
Configures the module as master
or slave.
•
Master
Span
4000326 Rev A
•
If set to Master, the
transmitter is controlled by
the Enable control.
If set to Slave, the
transmitter is controlled by a
combination of Enable and
the external input
CNT_IN_1.
Optimizes transmitter
performance based on the
distance or span of the link.
Transmitters
•
On = Master
•
Off = Slave
0 km to 60 km in 5
km steps
Master
35 km
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the transmitter
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the transmitter:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the transmitter, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
1-118
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to transmitter alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Parameter
Typical Range
Possible Solutions
Internal problem.
50 to 100 mA
Laser Temperature
20.0°C to 35.0°C
Module Temperature
-40.0°C to 85.0°C
Modulator Bias
-5 V to +5V
Internal problem.
2 GHz SBS Power
10 to 400
6 GHz SBS Power
10 to 400
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
RF Input
0.0 dB
Check RF source and cable.
Output Power
±0.5 dBm of nominal
-5V Supply Voltage
-5 V high or low
-12V Supply Voltage
-12 V high or low
+12V Supply Voltage
+12 V high or low
Power Supply Status
Fault
Laser Enabled Status
SBS 6 GHz PLL
Constant Power Loop
Locked
Check fan tray.
Internal problem.
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Check module seating and chassis
power supply.
•
Enable
•
Disable
•
Lock
•
Unlock
SBS 2 GHz PLL
4000326 Rev A
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
Laser Bias
Laser disabled.
Internal problem.
Transmitters
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
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Transmitter Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the transmitter and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the transmitter with a soft cloth that is
dampened with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
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Transmitters
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
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1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Transmitters
4000326 Rev A
Chapter 2
Receivers
Overview
Introduction
This chapter provides information to assist you in maintaining and troubleshooting
Prisma® and Prisma II™ Receivers.
Qualified Personnel
Only appropriately qualified and trained personnel should attempt to maintain or
troubleshoot the receivers described in this chapter.
WARNING:
Allow only qualified personnel to maintain or troubleshoot these receivers.
Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may occur.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics.
Section
4000326 Rev A
Topic
See Page
A
Prisma Model 6971-SF Single Forward Receiver
2-2
B
Prisma Model 6971-HP High Power Receiver
2-18
C
Prisma Model 6971-DR Dual Reverse Receiver
2-29
D
Prisma II Forward Receiver
2-43
E
Prisma II Reverse Video Receiver and Reverse Data Receiver
2-59
Receivers
2-1
Section A
Prisma Model 6971-SF Single Forward Receiver
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma Model 6971-SF Single Forward
Receiver.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
2-2
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
2-3
Monitor Status Parameters
2-6
General Troubleshooting Information
2-10
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
2-11
Receiver Maintenance Schedule
2-15
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
2-16
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the receiver, you can determine whether there is a
receiver alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Optical power
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC analog power level
• +5 V analog power level
• -5 V DC digital power level
• +15 V DC power level
• +24 V DC backplane power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
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Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
the active alarms.
key on the receiver to rotate through
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
The following table shows the values displayed on the ALARMS screen for out-ofrange errors or a failure.
ALARMS Screen Value
OK
Description
Component is operational or passes test (for
parameters without an operating range).
HIGH
The measured level is above the operating range.
LOW
The measured level is below the operating range.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
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Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
No Alarms
No alarms exist
Self Test
Software self test
Popt
Optical power
MTemp
Module temperature
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power level
A5Vdc
+5 V analog power level
-5Vdc
-5 V DC digital power level
15Vdc
+15 V DC control card
power level
24Vdc
+24 V DC backplane power level
PSPri
Primary backplane power
supply status
PSsec
Secondary backplane power
supply status
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
Values
Fault
Indicator
OK
Off
OK
Off
FAILED
Illuminates
HIGH
Illuminates
LOW
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 80ºC
Blinks
LOW: Below 80ºC
Off
HIGH: Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
High: Above -5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below -4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 16.50 V Illuminates
LOW: Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 26.40 V Illuminates
LOW: Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
2-5
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the receiver, you can check various parameters to verify
the status of the receiver.
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available:
• Received optical power level
• Module SMC ID
• Received optical power status
• Received optical power level
• Hybrid current status
• Hybrid current
• RF attenuation
• Optical wavelength
• Nominal input power
• Threshold value
• Module temperature
• +5 V digital power level
• +5 V analog power level
• -5 V backplane power level
• +15 V control card power level
• +24 V backplane power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
Continued on next page
2-6
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following receiver information:
• Received optical power level in dBm
• SMC ID of the receiver
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the receiver to
Each parameter has its own STATUS screen that displays the following information:
• The parameter being monitored
• The measured level of the parameter being monitored
• A FAIL indication for parameters without an operating range that are not working
• Assessment of the measured level, against the level required for normal operation,
for items without an operating range
The following table shows the assessments that can be displayed for each measured
item.
STATUS Screen Value
Description
OK
The measured level is within the range for normal
operation.
HIGH
The measured level is above the range for normal
operation.
LOW
The measured level is below the range for normal
operation.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
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Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Operating Range
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
•
Popt
Received optical power level
•
ID
SMC ID of the module
Popt
Inhbd
-3.0 dBm to +3.0 dBm
Programmable 0001 to 65,535,
except 9999
Received optical power status
OK, HIGH or LOW
Received optical power level
-3.0 dBm to +3.0 dBm
Hybrid current status
OK, HIGH or LOW
Hybrid current
Current in mA
Attn
RF attenuation
0.0 dB to 10.0 dB
WvLen
Optical wavelength
InPwr
Nominal input power
THold
Threshold value
Mtemp
Module temperature
D5Vdc
+5 V digital power level
A5Vdc
+5 V analog power level
1550 nm or 1310 nm
-3.0 dBm to +3.0 dBm
0.0 dB to 3.0 dB
OK or HIGH
0.0ºC to 108.0ºC
OK, HIGH or LOW
0 V DC to +10.81 V DC
OK, HIGH or LOW
0 V DC to +10.81 V DC
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2-8
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
Meaning
Values
OK, HIGH or LOW
-5Vdc
-5 V backplane power level
15Vdc
+15 V control card power level
24Vdc
+24 V backplane power level
PsPri
Primary backplane power supply
status
OK or FAIL
PsSec
Secondary backplane power
supply status
OK or FAIL
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Receivers
0 V DC to +9.8 V DC
OK, HIGH or LOW
0 V DC to +32.42 V DC
OK, HIGH or LOW
0 V DC to +51.43 V DC
2-9
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the receiver
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the receiver:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the receiver, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
2-10
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The information in this section provides possible solutions to the following types of
alarm conditions:
• Connections and loss of power
• Receiver
• Power supply
Troubleshooting Connections and Loss of Power
If the RX FAULT indicator is off, refer to the following table to restore power.
Alarm Condition
RX FAULT
indicator is off.
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
The power supply
connection may be loose.
Verify that all power supply
connections are secure.
The receiver may not be
completely seated in
chassis.
Verify that the receiver is
securely connected to the
chassis.
No power is present.
Check the AC power at the
receptacle, if applicable.
The indicators may be
burned out.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for
repair.
For instructions, refer to Chapter
6, Customer Information.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
2-11
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Receiver Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of receiver alarms and their solutions.
Alarm Condition
Status
OK
Software Self Test
Received Optical
power
Hybrid Current Draw
Possible Causes
No alarms.
No action required.
One or more power supply
voltages are out of specification.
Refer to
Troubleshooting
Power Supply Alarms
later in this section.
Optical input level is out of
specification.
Verify the input power
level is within
specification.
Optical power level at the input of
the receiver is out of specification.
Verify the input power
level is within
specification.
The nominal and/or threshold
values are not set properly.
Verify that the nominal
and threshold values
are set correctly.
FAIL
High or Low
High or Low
Possible Solutions
Hybrid failure.
Contact ScientificAtlanta for hybrid
replacement.
For instructions, refer
to Chapter 6, Customer
Information.
Diagnose the problem
and repair or replace as
needed.
Ambient temperature is too high
due to:
Module Temperature
Mtemp High
•
A failure in the temperature
control system.
•
Airflow through the rack has
been restricted or cut off.
•
Prisma chassis cooling fans
are not operating properly.
Ensure the airflow
system has not been
damaged or removed.
Repair or replace as
needed.
Refer to the Prisma
Model 6470-R2 Chassis
Installation and
Operation Guide, part
number 570107, to
troubleshoot the
chassis cooling fans.
Continued on next page
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4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Power Supply Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of power supply alarms and their
solutions.
Note: Some or all of the steps will cause a service interruption.
Alarm
•
Status
+5 V DC Analog
Power
•
+5 V DC
Digital Power
•
-5 V DC
Digital Power
•
+15 V DC
Digital Power
•
+24 V DC
Digital Power
High or Low
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Loose, unplugged, or
damaged power
cords.
Check the power supply
power cord and connections.
A blown fuse on the
power supply.
Check the power supply fuse.
Repair or replace as needed.
A faulty power
supply module.
Verify proper power supply
module operation. Repair or
replace as needed.
The receiver is not
seated properly in the
chassis.
Verify that the receiver is
securely connected to the
chassis.
Damage to the
chassis or module
backplane connector.
Verify that there is no visible
damage to the connector.
Are any other units in this
chassis having the same
problem?
•
A faulty receiver
module.
•
No AC at
receptacle
•
If no, the receiver may be
faulty and should be
replaced.
•
If yes, the chassis may
have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
Continued on next page
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Receivers
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Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm
Backplane Power
Supply Status
(Primary and
Secondary)
2-14
Status
Possible Causes
The power supply
status is:
PSPri or PSsec Fail
•
Reported as
in alarm
•
Not reported
at all
Receivers
Possible Solutions
Verify the operation of the
power supplies. If they are
functioning properly and no
power supply related alarms
are reported on any module
in the chassis, the chassis may
have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
4000326 Rev A
Receiver Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the receiver and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the receiver with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record the optical input level, RF output readings, frame error status,
or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
2-15
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
2-16
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4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
4000326 Rev A
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Section B
Prisma Model 6971-HP High Power Receiver
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma Model 6971-HP High Power
Receiver.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
2-18
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
2-19
Monitor Status Parameters
2-21
Receiver Specifications
2-23
General Troubleshooting Information
2-25
Receiver Maintenance Schedule
2-26
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
2-27
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the receiver, you can determine whether there is a
receiver alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Received optical power
• Hybrid current draw
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC analog power level
• +15 V DC control card power level
• +24 V analog DC power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
the active alarms.
key on the receiver to rotate through
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
ALARMS Screen Value
OK
Description
Component is operational or passes test (for parameters
without an operating range).
HIGH
The measured level is above the operating range.
LOW
The measured level is below the operating range.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters without an
operating range).
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Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
No Alarms
No alarms
No alarms are active.
Self Test
Self test
Software self test failed.
POpt
Received optical
power
Input optical power is outside the required
range.
The amount of current drawn by the hybrid
RF amplifier.
Ihybd
Low or high hybrid current indicates a
possible hybrid failure, requiring the
amplifier to be repaired.
Hybrid current
draw
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for hybrid repair.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6, Customer
Information.
2-20
Mtemp
Module
temperature
Module temperature is outside the normal
operating range.
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital
power level
The +5 V DC power level for digital circuitry
is outside the normal range.
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog
power level
The +5 V DC power level for analog circuitry
is outside the normal range.
-5Vdc
-5 V DC analog
power level
The -5 V DC power level is outside the
normal range.
15Vdc
+15 V DC control
card power level
The +15 V DC control card power level is
outside the normal range.
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog
power level
The +24 V DC power level is outside the
normal range.
PSpri
Power supply
The primary backplane power supply status.
PSsec
Power supply
The secondary backplane power supply
status.
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
While viewing the STATUS screen on the receiver, you can press the Select
on the receiver to check various parameters.
key
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available:
• Received optical power
• Hybrid current draw
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC backplane power level
• +15 V DC control card power level
• +24 V analog DC power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
Continued on next page
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Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
POpt
Received optical
power
Input optical power ID, status, and power
level.
Ihybd
Hybrid current draw
Low or high hybrid current indicates a
possible hybrid failure, requiring the
amplifier to be repaired.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for hybrid repair.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
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LoPwr
Low optical input
Optical input is out of nominal input range.
HiPwr
High optical input
Optical input is out of nominal input range.
Mtemp
Module temperature
Module temperature in degrees Celsius
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital
power level
+5 V DC supply for digital circuitry status
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog
power level
+5 V DC supply for analog circuitry status
-5Vdc
-5 V DC backplane
power level
-5 V DC power status
15Vdc
+15 V DC control
card power level
+15 V DC control card status
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog
power level
+24 V DC power status
PSpri
Power supply
Primary backplane power supply status
PSsec
Power supply
Secondary backplane power supply status
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Receiver Specifications
Introduction
The specifications listed in the following tables can be useful when troubleshooting
the receivers.
Power Requirements
Parameter
Voltage
Values
•
-5, +5, and +24 V DC
•
Model 6470-R2 Chassis
Power
Maximum: 15 watts
Current
Maximum:
•
-5 V DC: 10 mA
•
+5 V DC: 235 mA
•
+24 V DC: 565 mA
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +40.0°C
Storage temperature
-40.0°C to +70.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 85%, non-condensing
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Receiver Specifications, Continued
Optical Specifications
Parameter
Values
Bandwidth
50–870 MHz
Frequency response
± 1.0 dB
Return loss, RF ports
•
≥ 16 dB (50–550 MHz)
•
≥ 16–3fGHZ dB (f > 550 MHz)
•
1290–1330 nm
•
1530–1570 nm
•
1310 nm: 0.75 A/W minimum
•
1550 nm: 0.90 A/W minimum
Wavelength
Responsivity
Fiber type
Single mode, 9/125 µm
Electrical Specifications
Parameter
CSO
2-24
Values
-70.0 dBc at +3.0 dB opt. input
•
1310 nm: 34 dBmV minimum
RF output/channel
•
1550 nm: 35 dBmV minimum (measured at 3%
OMI/channel)
RF output impedance
75 Ω
Noise equivalent power
7.0 pA/√Hz (7.5 pA/√Hz maximum)
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
If you experience a receiver alarm condition, verify that the receiver is properly
seated. If the condition persists, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance center in your
area.
Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of assistance centers and
their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the receivers, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
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Receiver Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the receiver and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the receiver with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record the optical input level, RF output readings, frame error status,
or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
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1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
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Section C
Prisma Model 6971-DR Dual Reverse Receiver
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma Model 6971-DR Dual Reverse
Receiver.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
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Monitor Alarm Parameters
2-30
Monitor Status Parameters
2-33
Receiver Specifications
2-37
General Troubleshooting Information
2-39
Receiver Maintenance Schedule
2-40
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
2-41
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Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the receiver, you can determine whether there is a
receiver alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Received optical power
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC analog power level
• +5 V DC digital power level
• -5 V DC power level
• +15 V DC power level
• +24 V DC power level
• Power supply status (primary and secondary)
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Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
the active alarms.
key on the receiver to rotate through
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
No Alarms
No alarms exist
Self Test
Software self test
Popt1
Received optical power on RX 1
Popt2
Received optical power on RX 2
MTemp
Module temperature
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power level
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital power level
-5Vdc
-5 V DC power level
Values
N/A
OK
FAILED
HIGH: Above 0.0 dBm
LOW: Below -17.0 dBm
HIGH: Above 0.0 dBm
LOW: Below -17.0 dBm
HIGH: Above 40.0°C
LOW: Below 0.0°C
HIGH: Above 5.50 V
LOW: Below 4.50 V
HIGH: Above 5.25 V
LOW: Below 4.75 V
HIGH: Above -5.50 V
LOW: Below -4.50 V
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Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Parameter
Meaning
15Vdc
+15 V DC power level
24Vdc
+24 V DC power level
Primary and secondary power
supplies.
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•
PSPri
•
PsSec
Note: If only one power supply fails,
the ALARMS screen displays OK for
the other power supply. One power
supply is adequate to power a fully
loaded chassis.
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Values
HIGH: Above 16.50 V
LOW: Below 13.50 V
HIGH: Above 25.20 V
LOW: Below 22.80 V
OK
FAIL
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Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the receiver, you can check various parameters to verify
the status of the receiver.
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available:
• Received optical power level
• Receiver gain
• Relative RF output level
• Path status (non-backup mode)
• Path status (backup mode)
• Wavelength
• Module temperature
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC power level
• +15 V DC power level
• +24 V DC power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
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Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following receiver information:
• Received optical power level in dBm for RX 1 and RX 2
• SMC ID of the receiver
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the receiver to
Each parameter has its own STATUS screen that displays the following information:
• The parameter being monitored
• The measured level of the parameter being monitored
• A FAIL indication for parameters without an operating range that are not working
• Assessment of the measured level, against the level required for normal operation,
for items without an operating range
The following table shows the assessments that can be displayed for each measured
item.
STATUS Screen Value
Description
OK
The measured level is within the range for normal
operation.
HIGH
The measured level is above the range for normal
operation.
LOW
The measured level is below the range for normal
operation.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
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Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Values
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
•
POpt1
Received optical power for RX 1
-3.0 dBm to +3.0 dBm
•
POpt2
Received optical power for RX 2
-3.0 dBm to +3.0 dBm
•
ID
SMC ID of the module
POpt1
POpt2
•
Gain1
•
Gain2
0000 to 65,535
Received optical power status for RX 1.
OK, HIGH or LOW
Received optical power level for RX 1.
-17.0 dBm to 0.0 dBm
Received optical power status for RX 2.
OK, HIGH or LOW
Received optical power level for RX 2.
-17.0 dBm to 0.0 dBm
HIGH
(if receiver is set for high gain)
Receiver gain state for RX 1 and RX 2.
LOW
(if receiver is not set for high
gain)
Output level displayed as a
percentage.
•
ROut1
•
ROut2
Relative RF output level for RX 1 and RX 2.
•
0% indicates 20.0 dB
attenuation
•
100% indicates no
attenuation
SNGL
Single receiver mode. RX 2 acts
as a hot backup for RX 1.
Path
Receiver path status (non-backup mode)
DUAL
Dual receiver mode. RX 1 and
RX 2 function independently of
each other
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Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
Meaning
Values
Popt1 LOW
RX 1 has a low optical power
level (-3.0 dB from nominal).
External
The external backup signal is
active.
Path B/UP
SMC CTRL
Receiver path status (backup mode)
The SMC Set Control Byte
command has temporarily
placed the receiver in backup
mode.
Unknown
Cause for backup mode cannot
be determined.
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•
WvLn1
•
WvLn2
Configured wavelength for RX 1 and RX 2.
•
1310 nm
•
1550 nm
Mtemp
Module temperature
OK or HIGH
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital power level
OK, HIGH, or LOW
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power level
OK, HIGH, or LOW
-5Vdc
-5 V DC power level
OK, HIGH, or LOW
15Vdc
+15 V DC power level
OK, HIGH, or LOW
24Vdc
+24 V DC power level
OK, HIGH, or LOW
PsPri
Primary power supply
OK or FAIL
PsSec
Secondary power supply
OK or FAIL
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Receiver Specifications
Introduction
The specifications listed in the following tables can be useful when troubleshooting
the receivers.
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Temperature range
Values
Operational: 0.0°C to 40.0°C
Nominal: 20.0°C to 30.0°C
Humidity
95%, non-condensing
Optical Specifications
Parameter
Values
Number of inputs
2
Optical connector
•
SC ultra-polish (standard)
•
FC ultra-polish (optional)
•
1310 nm, ± 30 nm
•
1550 nm, ± 40 nm
Optical input wavelength
Return loss
-50.0 dB
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Receiver Specifications, Continued
RF Output Specifications
Notes:
• RF output level is specified for video carrier level with –17.0 dBm received optical
power, 15 percent modulation index per channel, and four NTSC CW carriers.
• CNR, CSO, and CTB are referenced to a video carrier level. Measured with –3.0
dBm received optical power, 4 percent modulation index per channel, four NTSC
CW carriers, and 512 QPSK channels.
Parameter
2-38
Values
Number of outputs
2
Frequency range
5–200 MHz
Output impedance
75 Ω, unbalanced
RF output level
20.0 dBmV
Output return loss
Minimum: 14.0 dB
CNR
Minimum: 50.0 dB
CSO
Minimum: 58.0 dB
CTB
Minimum: 63.0 dB
Receivers
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
If you experience a receiver alarm condition, verify that the receiver is properly
seated. If the condition persists, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance center in your
area.
Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of assistance centers and
their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the receivers, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
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Receiver Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the receiver and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the receiver with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record the optical input level, RF output readings, frame error status,
or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
2-40
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4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
2-42
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
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Section D
Prisma II Forward Receiver
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II Forward Receiver.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
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See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
2-44
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
2-46
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
2-48
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
2-49
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
2-51
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
2-52
Configure Parameters Using LCI
2-53
General Troubleshooting Information
2-54
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
2-55
Receiver Maintenance Schedule
2-56
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
2-57
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the receiver.
Receiver Alarm LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the receiver’s front panel illuminates or blinks to indicate
the state of the receiver.
The following table shows each possible receiver state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Optical power level
• Maximum optical input power
• Hybrid current
• Module temperature
• Receiver enabled/disabled
• Bus status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Forward
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM key to display
the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each receiver alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Optical
power level
InPwr
Alarm Condition
Type
Typical Range
Optical power = > 1.5 dBm or
< -1.5 dBm
Minor
Optical power = > 2.0 dBm,
< -2.0 dBm
Major
Optical input > 6.0 dBm
Major
± 0.5 dBm of nominal
Current = > .450 A or < .150 A
Minor
.150 A to .450 A
Current = > .500 A or < .050 A
Major
.050 A to .500 A
-20.0 dBm to 6.0 dBm
MaxInPwr
Maximum
optical input
power
HybdCur
Hybrid
current
ModTemp
Module
temperature
Module temp exceeds –40.0°C to 90.0°C
Major
–40.0°C to 90.0°C
Enable
Receiver
enabled or
disabled
Unit disabled by user
Major
Enabled/disabled
PsOk
Bus status
Bus fault
Major
OK or Bus Fault
Alarm Threshold Values
Alarm threshold is the value at which an alarm is triggered. The alarm threshold
data for this module is shown below.
Minor Low
Limit
Minor High
Limit
Major Low
Limit
Major High
Limit
Hysteresis
-1.5 dBm
1.5 dBm
-2.0 dBm
2.0 dBm
1.0 dBm
MaxInPwr
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
HybdCur
.150 A
.450 A
.050 A
.500 A
.001 A
ModTemp
-20.0°C
80.0°C
-40.0°C
90.0°C
0°C
Enable
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
PsOk
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Parameter
InPwr
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Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the receiver.
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Forward
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to display
the STATUS menu.
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available.
• Optical power level
• Hybrid current
• Module temperature
• Receiver enabled/disabled
• Master/Slave mode
• Receiver wavelength
• Nominal input power level
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Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Forward
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to display
the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each receiver status parameter.
Parameter
InPwr
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Units
Meaning
dBm
Actual optical input power level
HybdCur
A
Hybrid amplifier current
ModTemp
°C
Module temperature
Enable
N/A
Receiver on or off
Master
N/A
Master/Slave mode
WaveLen
nm
1310 or 1550 nm operation
NomPin
dBm
Nominal input power level
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Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several receiver parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Forward
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG key to display
the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the receiver.
Parameter
Enable
Description
Enables or disables the receiver.
Configures the module as
master or slave.
Master
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If set to Master Off, the receiver
begins operation with an
external alarm signal
Values
•
On
•
Off
•
On
•
Off
WaveLen
Configures the receiver for 1310 •
nm or 1550 nm operation.
•
NomPin
Sets the nominal input level.
Receivers
1310 nm
1550 nm
+5.0 dBm to –20.0 dBm
in 0.5 dBm steps
Default
On
On
1550 nm
3.0 dBm
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the receiver.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Receiver enabled/disabled
• Hybrid current
• Optical power level
• Module temperature
• Maximum optical input power
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the Receiver (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each receiver alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Enable
Receiver
enabled or
disabled
Hybrid
Current
Draw
Hybrid
current
InPwr
Optical
power level
Module
Temperature
Module
temperature
Max Input
Power
Maximum
optical input
power
Alarm Condition
Type
Typical Range
Unit disabled by user
Major
Enabled /Disabled
Current = > .450 A or < .150 A
Minor
.150 A to .450 A
Current = > .500 A or < .050 A
Major
.050 A to .500 A
Optical power = > 1.5 dBm or
< -1.5 dBm
Minor
-20.0 dBm to 5.0 dBm
Optical power = > 2.0 dBm,
< -2.0 dBm
Major
-20.0 dBm to 5.0 dBm
Module temp exceeds –20.0°C to
80.0°C
Minor
-20.0°C to 80.0°C
Module temp exceeds –40.0°C to
90.0°C
Major
-40.0°C to 90.0°C
Optical input > 6.0 dBm
Major
> 6.0 dBm
Alarm Threshold Values
Alarm threshold is the value at which an alarm is triggered. The alarm threshold
data for this module is shown below.
Minor Low
Limit
Minor High
Limit
Major Low
Limit
Major High
Limit
Hysteresis
Enable
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Hybrid Current Draw
.050 A
.150 A
.450 A
.500 A
.001 A
Internal Power Supply
-2.0 dBm
-1.5 dBm
1.5 dBm
2.0 dBm
1.0 dBm
Module Temperature
-40.0°C
-20.0°C
80.0°C
90.0°C
0°C
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Alarm Display
Max Input Power
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Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the receiver.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
To modify the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the receiver (in
the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Parameters heading.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
Meaning
Module
Module
Temperature temperature
Values
-40.0°C to 70.0°C
Possible Causes of Alarm
Module temperature exceeds
–40.0°C to 70.0°C
Internal problem.
Optical
Power
4000326 Rev A
Optical output ± 0.5 dBm of
power
nominal
Receivers
Telephone the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in your area for
assistance.
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Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the receiver.
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available.
• Optical input power
• Hybrid amplifier current
• Module temperature
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the receiver
(in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Status
headings.
The following table describes each receiver status parameter.
Parameter
Optical Power
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Units
dBm
Meaning
Typical Value
Optical input power
0.0 dBm
Hybrid Current Draw
A
Hybrid amplifier current
0.350 A
Module Temperature
°C
Module temperature
25.8°C
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several receiver parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the receiver
(in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the receiver.
Parameter
Description
Enable
Enables or disables the receiver
Master
When set to Off, receiver begins
operation with an external alarm
signal.
Nominal
InPwr
Sets the receiver nominal input
signal level.
Wave
Length
Configures the receiver for 1310 nm
or 1550 nm operation
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
Values
•
On = Enabled
•
Off = Disabled
•
On = Master
•
Off = Slave
5 dBm to -20 dBm
•
1310 nm
•
1550 nm
Default
Enabled
On
3.0 dBm
1550 nm
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the receiver
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the receiver:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the receiver, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
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•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to receiver alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm
Status
•
Possible Causes
Optical power = > 1.5 dBm
or < -1.5 dBm
Possible Solutions
Dirty or loose
connector, or low
input.
Check input source
and fiber.
Dirty or loose
connector, or low
input.
Check input source
and fiber.
Internal problem.
Telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in
your area.
ModTemp
Module temp exceeds
-40.0°C to 70.0°C
Internal problem,
fan tray failure, or
ambient temperature
Telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in
your area.
Enable
Unit disabled
Module disabled by
user.
Enable module.
Internal problem.
Telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in
your area.
InPwr
•
Optical power = > 2.0 dBm,
< -2.0 dBm
MaxInPwr Optical input > 6.0 dBm
HybdCur
PsOk
4000326 Rev A
•
Current = > 450 mA or
< 150 mA
•
Current = > 500 mA or
< 50 mA
Bus voltage status
Receivers
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Receiver Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the receiver and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the receiver with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
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Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
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1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Section E
Prisma II Reverse Video Receiver and Reverse Data Receiver
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma II Reverse Receivers:
• Prisma II Reverse Video Receiver (data/video grade)
• Prisma II Reverse Data Receiver (data grade)
The instructions that follow refer to both receivers as “the receiver”.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
2-60
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
2-62
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
2-63
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
2-64
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
2-66
Configure Parameters Using LCI
2-67
General Troubleshooting Information
2-68
Receiver Maintenance Schedule
2-70
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
2-71
Receivers
2-59
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the receiver.
Receiver Alarm LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the receiver’s front panel illuminates or blinks to indicate
the state of the receiver.
The following table shows each possible receiver state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Optical power level
• Module temperature
• Maximum optical input power level
• Bus voltage status
• Manual (forced) alarms
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Reverse
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM key to display
the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each receiver alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Major
Low Limit
Minor
Low Limit
Minor
High
Limit
Major
High
Limit
Hysteresis
Operating
Range
InPwr1
Optical
input 1
-20.0 dBm
-4.0 dBm
2.0 dBm
3.2 dBm
1.0 dBm
-17.0 dBm to
+2.0 dBm
InPwr2
Optical
input 2
-20.0 dBm
-4.0 dBm
2.0 dBm
3.2 dBm
1.0 dBm
-17.0 dBm to
+2.0 dBm
ModTemp
Module
temperature
-125.0°C
-85.0°C
85.0°C
125.0°C
1.0°C
-40.0°C and
65.0°C
InPwr1Mx
Maximum
optical
input
power
limit
-100.0
dBm
-100.0
dBm
3.2 dBm
3.2 dBm
N/A
N/A
InPwr2Mx
Maximum
optical
input
power
limit
-100.0
dBm
-100.0
dBm
3.2 dBm
3.2 dBm
N/A
N/A
PsOk
Bus
voltage
status
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Alarm1
Manual
(forced)
alarm
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Alarm2
Manual
(forced)
alarm
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
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Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the receiver.
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available.
• Optical power level
• Module temperature
• Mute status
• Manual (forced) alarms
• Receiver enabled/disabled
• Master/Slave mode
• Nominal input power level
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Reverse
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to display
the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each receiver status parameter.
Parameter
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Meaning
Operating Range
InPwr1
Optical input power for Rx 1
-17.0 dBm to +2.0 dBm
InPwr2
Optical input power for Rx 2
-17.0 dBm to +2.0 dBm
ModTemp
Module temperature
-40.0°C and 65.0°C
Mute1
Mute status for Rx 1
On or Off
Mute2
Mute status for Rx 2
On or Off
Alarm 1
Alarm for Rx 1
On or Off
Alarm 2
Alarm for Rx 2
On or Off
Enable 1
Rx 1 enabled
On or Off
Enable 2
Rx 2 enabled
On or Off
Master 1
Rx 1 master
On or Off
Master 2
Rx 2 master
On or Off
NomPwr1
Nominal input power
-20.0 dBm to 0.0 dBm
NomPwr2
Nominal input power
-20.0 dBm to 0.0 dBm
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several receiver parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Reverse
Receiver MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG key to display
the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the receiver.
Parameter
Description
•
Mute1
•
On=Mute on
•
Mute2
Force mute. Muting of the RF signal and
removal of power to the amplifier only if the
Enable control is on for this particular side.
•
Off=Mute off
•
Enable1
•
On=Enabled
•
Enable2
Enables or disables unit operation, i.e.,
muting enabled and no alarm capability.
•
Off=Disabled
•
On=Alarm on
•
Off=Alarm off
•
Alarm1
•
Alarm2
Force alarm. Alarm relay is manually
overridden only if the Enable control is On.
This sets a particular side to alarm as if there
were an internal alarm, i.e., Alarm output
high, muting On as per Force Mute, above.
Values
Default
Off
On
Off
Configures the module as master or slave.
•
Master1
•
Master2
•
•
If set to Master, the unit is controlled only
•
by the Enable control, above.
•
If set to Slave, the unit is controlled by a
On=Master on
Off=Slave on
On
combination of the Enable control and the
external input CNT_IN_1 or CNT_IN_2.
•
Atten1
•
Atten2
•
NomPwr1
•
NomPwr2
4000326 Rev A
Sets the attenuation level of the output
RF signal.
Decimal number
between 0.0 and
20.0 dB,
increments of
0.5 dB
0.0 dB
The nominal input optical power level,
in dBm.
Decimal number
between –20.0
and 0.0 dBm,
increments of 0.5
dBm
0.0 dBm
Receivers
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Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the receiver.
Alarm Information
The following receiver alarm information is available:
• Receiver enabled/disabled
• Hybrid current
• Optical power level
• Module temperature
• Maximum optical input power
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the Receiver (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each receiver alarm parameter.
Note: LCI allows you to modify these parameters.
Parameter
Meaning
Major
Low
Limit
Minor
Low
Limit
Minor
High
Limit
Major
High
Limit
Hysteresis
Operating
Range
InPwr1
Optical
input 1
-20.0 dBm
-4.0 dBm
2.0 dBm
3.2 dBm
1.0 dBm
-17.0 dBm to
+2.0 dBm
InPwr2
Optical
input 2
-20.0 dBm
-4.0 dBm
2.0 dBm
3.2 dBm
1.0 dBm
-17.0 dBm to
+2.0 dBm
ModTemp
Module
temperature
-125.0°C
-85.0°C
85.0°C
125.0°C
1.0°C
-40.0°C and
65.0°C
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
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Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the receiver.
Status Information
The following receiver status information is available.
• Optical input power
• Module temperature
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the receiver
(in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Status
headings.
The following table describes each receiver status parameter.
Parameter
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Meaning
Operating Range
Rx 1 Optical Input
Power
Displays optical input power
for Rx 1
-17.0 dBm to +2.0 dBm
Rx 2 Optical Input
Power
Displays optical input power
for Rx 2
-17.0 dBm to +2.0 dBm
Module Temperature
Displays module temperature
-40.0°C and 65.0°C
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several receiver parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the Receiver
(in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the receiver.
Parameter
•
Rx 1 Mute Switch
•
Rx 2 Mute Switch
•
Rx 1 Receiver Enable
•
Rx 1 Receiver Enable
•
Rx 1 Manual Alarm
•
Rx 2 Manual Alarm
Description
Force mute. Muting of the RF
signal and removal of power to
the amplifier only if the Enable
control is on for this particular
side.
Enables or disables unit
operation, i.e., muting enabled
and no alarm capability.
Force alarm. Alarm relay is
manually overridden only if the
Enable control is On. This sets a
particular side to alarm as if there
were an internal alarm, i.e.,
Alarm output high, muting On as
per Force Mute, above.
Values
•
On=Mute on
•
Off=Mute off
•
On=Enabled
•
Off=Disabled
•
On=Alarm on
•
Off=Alarm off
•
On=Master on
•
Off=Slave on
Default
Off
On
Off
Configures the module as master
or slave.
•
If set to Master, the unit is
controlled only by the Enable
control, above.
•
Rx 1 Master Select
•
Rx 2 Master Select
•
•
Rx 1 Attenuator
•
Rx 2 Attenuator
Sets the attenuation level of the
output RF signal.
4000326 Rev A
If set to Slave, the unit is
controlled by a combination
of the Enable control and the
external input CNT_IN_1 or
CNT_IN_2.
Receivers
Decimal number
between 0.0 and
20.0 dB, increments
of 0.5 dB
On
0.0 dB
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General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the receiver
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the receiver:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the receiver, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
2-68
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to receiver alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm
Description
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
InPwr1
Optical input 1
Broken fiber
Check fiber.
InPwr2
Optical input 2
Receiver failure
Check receiver.
Ambient temperature is too high Diagnose the problem
due to:
and repair or replace
• Air conditioner malfunction as needed.
•
ModTemp
Module temperature
Airflow through the rack is
restricted or cut off
Ensure the airflow
system has not been
damaged or removed.
Repair or replace as
needed.
Troubleshoot the fans.
•
PsOK
4000326 Rev A
Bus voltage status
Fan tray cooling fans are not
operating properly
Power supply faulty
Receivers
For help, telephone
the Scientific-Atlanta
assistance center in
your area.
Check power supply.
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Receiver Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the receiver and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the receiver with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record laser power level, laser temperature readings, laser bias
current, or power supply voltages.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Receivers
2-71
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
2-72
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Receivers
4000326 Rev A
Chapter 3
Optical Switches
Overview
Introduction
This chapter provides information to assist you in maintaining and troubleshooting
Prisma® and Prisma II™ Optical Switches.
Qualified Personnel
Only appropriately qualified and trained personnel should attempt to maintain or
troubleshoot the switches described in this chapter.
WARNING:
Allow only qualified personnel to maintain or troubleshoot these switches.
Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may occur.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics.
Section
4000326 Rev A
Topic
See Page
A
Prisma Model 6474 Optical Switches
3-2
B
Prisma II Optical Switch
3-19
Optical Switches
3-1
Section A
Prisma Model 6474 Optical Switches
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma 1310 nm and 1550 nm Model
6474 Optical Switches.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
3-2
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
3-3
Monitor Status Parameters
3-7
General Troubleshooting Information
3-11
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
3-12
Switch Maintenance Schedule
3-16
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
3-17
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the switch, you can determine whether there is a
switch alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following switch alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Received optical power
• Auto/manual mode
• External control inputs
• Primary/backup mode
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V analog power level
• -5 V power level
• +15 V DC control card power level
• +24 V DC backplane power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Switches
3-3
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
the active alarms.
key on the switch to rotate through
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
The following table shows the values displayed on the ALARMS screen for out-ofrange errors or a failure.
ALARMS Screen Value
OK
Description
Component is operational or passes test (for
parameters without an operating range).
HIGH
The measured level is above the operating range.
LOW
The measured level is below the operating range.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
Continued on next page
3-4
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Values
Alarm
Indicator
OK
Off
FAILED
Illuminates
Self Test
Software self test
PoptA
Received optical power for
input A
HIGH
Blinks
LOW
Illuminates
PoptB
Received optical power for
input B
HIGH
Blinks
LOW
Illuminates
Manual
Auto/manual mode
Auto
Off
Manual
Illuminates
•
ExCtl1
•
ExCtl2
External control inputs
#1 and #2
BackUp
Primary/backup mode
D5Vdc
+5 V digital DC power level
A5Vdc
+5 V analog power level
-5Vdc
-5 V power level
External control input
#1 is active.
Note: External control
input #2 is not
currently used.
Blinks
Primary
Off
Backup
Blinks
HIGH: 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 5.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 4.50 V
Illuminates
High: Above -4.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below -5.50 V
Illuminates
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Switches
3-5
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Parameter
3-6
Meaning
15Vdc
+15 V control card power
level
24Vdc
+24 V backplane power level
PSPri
Primary backplane power
supply status
PSsec
Secondary backplane power
supply status
Optical Switches
Values
Alarm
Indicator
HIGH: Above 16.50 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 13.50 V
Illuminates
HIGH: Above 26.40 V
Illuminates
LOW: Below 22.60 V
Illuminates
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
OK
Off
FAIL
Blinks
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the switch, you can check various parameters to verify
the status of the switch.
Status Information
The following switch status information is available:
• Received optical power
• Switch SMC ID
• Primary input
• Bar/cross position
• Primary/backup mode
• Switch position
• Auto/manual mode
• Level switching threshold
• Return level threshold
• Wait time (time hysteresis)
• +5 V digital power level
• +5 V analog power level
• -5 V backplane power level
• +15 V control card power level
• +24 V backplane power level
• Power supply status
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4000326 Rev A
Optical Switches
3-7
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following switch information:
• Optical power for input A in dBm
• Optical power for input B in dBm
• SMC ID of the switch
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the switch to
Each parameter has its own STATUS screen that displays the following information:
• The parameter being monitored
• The measured level of the parameter being monitored
• A FAIL indication for parameters without an operating range that are not working
• Assessment of the measured level, against the level required for normal operation,
for items without an operating range
The following table shows the assessments that can be displayed for each measured
item.
STATUS Screen Value
Description
OK
The measured level is within the range for normal
operation.
HIGH
The measured level is above the range for normal
operation.
LOW
The measured level is below the range for normal
operation.
FAIL
Component, test, or signal failure (for parameters
without an operating range).
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Values
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
•
PoptA
Received optical power for input A
-13.0 dBm to +18.0 dBm
•
PoptB
Received optical power for input B
-13.0 dBm to +18.0 dBm
•
SMC
SMC ID of the switch
Programmable
0001 to 65535
PoptA
Received optical power for input A
-13.0 dBm to +18.0 dBm
PoptB
Received optical power for input B
-13.0 dBm to +18.0 dBm
Primary input
•
A
•
B
•
Bar
•
Cross
•
Primary
•
Backup
•
Bar
•
Cross
•
Auto
•
Manual
Primry
Note: The asterisk indicates nonrevertive mode.
Posit
Bar/Cross position
BackUp
Primary/Backup
Posit
Switch position
Auto/Manual
Auto or manual mode
Thrsld
Level switching threshold
Hpwr
Return level threshold
.5 dB to 5.0 dB
Htime
Wait time (time hysteresis)
0 to 12 minutes
D5Vdc
+5 V digital power level
1.0 dB to 10.0 dB
0 V DC to +10.81 V DC
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Optical Switches
3-9
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
3-10
Meaning
Values
A5Vdc
+5 V analog power level
-5Vdc
-5 V backplane power level
15Vdc
+15 V control card power level
0 V DC to +32.42 V DC
24Vdc
+24 V backplane power level
0 V DC to +51.43 V DC
PsPri
Primary backplane power supply status
OK or FAIL
PsSec
Secondary backplane power supply status
OK or FAIL
Optical Switches
0 V DC to +10.81 V DC
0 V DC to +9.8 V DC
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the switch
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the switch:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the switch, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
Optical Switches
3-11
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The information in this section provides possible solutions to the following types of
alarm conditions:
• Switch
• Power supply
Troubleshooting Switch Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of switch alarms and their solutions.
Alarm
Condition
Status
OK
Software Self
Test
Optical Power
A or B
Manual Mode
External Control
Possible Causes
No alarms.
No action required.
One or more power supply voltages are
out of specification.
Refer to
Troubleshooting
Power Supply Alarms
later in this section.
Optical power level is out of specification.
Refer to the Optical
Power A or Balarm,
below.
Received optical power at the input of the
switch is out of specification.
Verify the input power
level is within
specification.
The nominal and/or threshold values are
not set properly.
Verify that the nominal
and threshold values
are set correctly.
The switch has been placed in manual
mode.
Proceed to the Switch
Setup menu, and place
the switch in
Automatic mode.
FAIL
High or Low
Manual
Exctl1
Possible Solutions
The switch is being controlled by an
external source.
Determine why the
external control has
taken control of the
switch, and resolve the
problem.
Note: External control
may be desirable in
some systems.
Continued on next page
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm
Condition
Status
Possible Causes
The switch has changed to the backup
input due to one of the following causes:
Backup Switch
Position
•
Bckup B
•
BckUp A
Position Failure
Verify the input is
within tolerance.
Repair or adjust as
needed.
•
Primary optical input is out of
tolerance
•
An external control has forced a switch
Refer to the External
Control alarm earlier in
this table.
A manual switch has been set from the
front panel or SMC.
Determine why the
manual switch was
enacted from the front
panel. Repair or adjust
to solve the problem,
and reset the switch to
the primary input.
•
Position
failure
Possible Solutions
The switch position does not match the
reported position.
•
Ensure the module
is inserted
properly.
•
Verify the optical
input levels are
within tolerance.
•
Attempt to
manually switch
back and forth.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Switches
3-13
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Power Supply Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of power supply alarms and their
solutions.
Note: Some or all of the steps will cause a service interruption.
Alarm
•
Status
+5 V DC
Analog Power
•
+5 V DC
Digital Power
•
-5 V DC
Digital Power
•
+15 V DC
Digital Power
•
+24 V DC
Digital Power
High or Low
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Loose, unplugged, or
damaged power
cords.
Check the power supply
power cord and connections.
A blown fuse on the
power supply.
Check the power supply fuse.
Repair or replace as needed.
A faulty power
supply module.
Verify proper power supply
module operation. Repair or
replace as needed.
The switch is not
seated properly in the
chassis.
Verify that the switch is
securely connected to the
chassis.
Damage to the
chassis or module
backplane connector.
Verify that there is no visible
damage to the connector.
Are any other units in this
chassis having the same
problem?
•
A faulty switch
module.
•
No AC at
receptacle
•
If no, the switch may be
faulty and should be
replaced.
•
If yes, the chassis may
have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
Continued on next page
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm
Backplane Power
Supply Status
(Primary and
Secondary)
4000326 Rev A
Status
Possible Causes
The power supply
status is:
PSPri or PSsec Fail
•
Reported as
in alarm
•
Not reported
at all
Optical Switches
Possible Solutions
Verify the operation of the
power supplies. If they are
functioning properly and no
power supply related alarms
are reported on any module
in the chassis, the chassis may
have a problem.
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
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Switch Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the switch and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the switch with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record the optical input level or power supply voltages.
Large variations in either of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
3-16
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Switches
3-17
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
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1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Section B
Prisma II Optical Switch
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II Optical Switch.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
3-20
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
3-22
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
3-24
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
3-26
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
3-27
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
3-28
Configure Parameters Using LCI
3-30
General Troubleshooting Information
3-32
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
3-33
Switch Maintenance Schedule
3-34
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
3-35
Optical Switches
3-19
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the switch.
Switch Alarm LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the switch’s front panel illuminates or blinks to indicate
the state of the switch.
The following table shows each possible switch state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following switch alarm information is available:
• Loss of light at one port
• Loss of light at both ports
• Module temperature
• Switch failure
• Voltage status
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Switch MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM key to display
the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each switch alarm parameter.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Possible Cause of Alarm
PInLoss3
Loss of light at input 3.
Port 3 is dark.
PInLoss4
Loss of light at input 4.
Port 4 is dark.
BothDark
Loss of light at both inputs.
Both inputs are dark.
TempAlm
Module temperature is above high
threshold or below low threshold.
Temperature alarm.
NoSwitch
Switch failure.
Switch has failed.
PsOK
Voltage status.
Voltage is acceptable.
Optical Switches
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Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the switch.
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Switch MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to display
the STATUS menu.
Status Information
The following switch status information is available.
• Switch position
• Optical input power
• Module temperature
• Switch temperature
• Cross position
• Bar position
• Auto/Manual mode
• Wavelength of optical input
• Nominal input power
• Value relative to nominal below which the input optical power must fall for the
switch to operate (auto mode only)
• Hysteresis amplitude
• Hysteresis time
• Switch position status (switch reverts to primary position after optical power is
restored)
• Primary input port
• Default switch position
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Switch MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to display
the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each switch status parameter.
Parameter
Units
Meaning
Typical Value
SwPos
N/A
Switch position.
PwrIn3
dBm
Optical input power on port 3.
0.0 dBm
PwrIn4
dBm
Optical input power on port 4.
0.0 dBm
Bar
ModTemp
°C
Module temperature.
+25.0°C
SwTemp
°C
Switch temperature.
+25.0°C
Cross
N/A
Cross position control
False (always)
Bar
N/A
Bar position control
False (always)
Mode
N/A
Auto or manual mode
WaveLen
nm
NomPIn3
NomPIn4
Auto
Wavelength of optical input for both inputs.
1550 nm
dBm
Nominal input power at port 3.
0.0 dBm
dBm
Nominal input power at port 4.
0.0 dBm
Delta
dB
The value relative to nominal below which the input optical
power must fall for the switch to operate (auto mode only).
6.0 dB
HystAmpl
dB
Hysteresis amplitude: The value above which the input
optical power must rise for the switch to begin the hysteresis
timer.
3.0 dB
Second
Hysteresis Time: Length of time that primary optical power
must remain above the restore threshold before the switch
will revert to the primary position. Only applies if Revert is
True.
1.0 second
Revert
N/A
Allows switch to revert to the primary position after optical
position is restored.
Auto
PrimeInp
N/A
Primary input port.
DfltSw
N/A
Default switch position.
HystTime
4000326 Rev A
Port_4
Optical Switches
Bar
3-23
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several switch parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Switch MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG key to display
the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the switch.
Parameter
Description
Values
Default
Cross
If True, the switch to change to the Cross
position. Reset to False after < 50 ms.
Manual mode command.
•
False
•
True
Bar
If True, the switch to change to the Bar
position. Reset to False after < 50 ms.
Manual mode command.
•
False
•
True
Mode
Selects automatic or manual mode.
•
Manual
•
Auto
WaveLen
Selects the wavelength of optical input for
both inputs.
•
1310 nm
•
1550 nm
NomPIn3
Nominal input optical power at port 3, in
dBm
•
1310 nm: 13.0
dBm to 13.0
dBm, increments
of 0.1 dBm
NomPIn4
Nominal input optical power at port 4, in
dBm.
•
1550 nm: 13.0
dBm to 18.0
dBm, increments
of 0.1 dBm
Delta
The value (in dB relative to nominal) below
which the input optical power must fall for
the switch to operate. Auto mode only.
False
False
Auto
1550 nm
1.0 to 10.0 dB,
increments of 0.1 dB
-3.0 dBm
1.0 dB
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Parameter
Description
Values
Default
HystAmpl
Hysteresis Amplitude: the value (in dB
relative to switching threshold) above
which the input optical power must rise for
the switch to begin the hysteresis timer
before restoring original switch position.
Only applies if Revert is True. Auto mode
only.
0.5 to 9.5 dB,
increments of 0.1 dB
0.5
HystTime
Hysteresis Time. Auto mode only. Length
of time that primary optical power must
remain above the restore threshold before
switch will revert to primary position.
Only applies if Revert is True.
Integer in seconds,
between 0 and 720
(0 to 12 minutes)
Revert
Auto mode only. Allows switch to revert to
primary position after optical power is
restored. In Manual, switch will remain in
backup position.
PrimInp
DfltSw
4000326 Rev A
•
Manual
•
Auto
Selects the primary optical input. For auto
mode triggering.
•
Port 3
•
Port 4
Selects the normal switch position. Auto
mode only.
•
Bar
•
Cross
Optical Switches
1
Auto
Port 4
Bar
3-25
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the switch.
Alarm Information
The following switch alarm information is available:
• Loss of light
• Module temperature
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the switch (in the
LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each switch alarm parameter.
Parameter
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Meaning
Possible Cause of Alarm
Loss of Light
Status
Loss of light
Input dark
Module
Temperature
Module temperature is above
the high threshold or below
the low threshold
Temperature alarm
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify the nominal input power for both ports.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
To modify the nominal input power parameters, navigate to the Module Details
window of the switch (in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the
Parameters heading.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Port 3 Optical Power
Nominal input optical
power at input 3, in
dBm
Port 3 Optical Power
Nominal input optical
power at input 3, in
dBm
Optical Switches
Values
•
1310 nm: -13.0 dBm to 13.0
dBm, increments of 0.1 dBm
•
1550 nm: -13.0 dBm to 18.0
dBm, increments of 0.1 dBm
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Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the switch.
Status Information
The following switch status information is available.
• Input optical power
• Switch position
• Module temperature
Continued on next page
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the switch (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Status
headings.
The following table describes each switch status parameter.
Parameter
Units
Port 3 Optical
Power
dBm
Input optical
power on Port 3
•
1310 nm: -13.0 dBm to 13.0 dBm
•
1550 nm: 13.0 dBm to 18.0 dBm
Port 4 Optical
Power
dBm
Input optical
power on Port 4
•
1310 nm: -13.0 dBm to 13.0 dBm
•
1550 nm: 13.0 dBm to 18.0 dBm
Switch Position
Module
Temperature
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Typical Value
Integer
Read switch
position
Bar/Cross
°C
Module
temperature
-40.0°C to +80.0°C
Optical Switches
3-29
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several switch parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the switch
(in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the switch.
Parameter
Port 3
Optical
Power
Description
Nominal input optical power at
input 3, in dBm.
Values
Default
•
1310 nm: -13.0
dBm to 13.0
dBm, increments
of 0.1 dBm
•
1550 nm: -13.0
dBm to 18.0
dBm, increments
of 0.1 dBm
Port 4
Optical
Power
Nominal input optical power at
input 4, in dBm.
Mode
Status
Selects automatic or manual
mode.
•
Manual
•
Automatic
Set Cross
Position
If True, the switch to change to
the Cross position. Reset to
False after < 50 ms.
•
False
•
True
Set Bar
Position
If True, the switch to change to
the Bar position. Reset to False
after < 50 ms.
•
False
•
True
Wave
Length
Selects the wavelength of optical
input.
•
1310 nm
•
1550 nm
Delta
The value (in dB relative to
nominal) below which the input
optical power must fall for the
switch to operate.
-3.0 dBm
Automatic
False
False
1550 nm
1.0 dB to 10.0 dB,
increments of 0.1 dB
1.0 dB
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Configure Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Parameter
Description
Values
Default
Hysteresis
Amplitude
Hysteresis Amplitude: the value
(in dB relative to switching
threshold) above which the
input optical power must rise
for the switch to begin the
hysteresis timer before restoring
original switch position. Only
applies if Revert is True.
0.5 dB to 9.5 dB,
increments of 0.1 dB
0.5 dB
•
Revert
•
In Auto, allows switch to
revert to primary position
after optical power is
restored.
•
Manual
•
Auto
In Manual, switch will
remain in backup position
Primary
Optical
Input
Selects the primary optical
input.
•
Port 3
•
Port 4
Set Switch
Position
Selects the Normal switch
position.
•
Cross
•
Bar
4000326 Rev A
Auto
Optical Switches
Port 4
Bar
3-31
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the switch
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the switch:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the switch, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
3-32
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to switch alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm
Meaning
Possible Causes
PInLoss3
Loss of light at
input 3
Input 3 dark.
PInLoss4
Loss of light at
input 4
Input 4 dark.
Ambient temperature is
too high due to:
TempAlm
BothDark
NoSwitch
PsOk
4000326 Rev A
Module
temperature is
above or below
the threshold
Loss of light at
both inputs
Failure of
switch
Status of
voltage rails
•
Air conditioner
malfunction.
•
Airflow through the
rack restricted or cut
off.
•
Fan tray cooling fans
are not operating
properly.
Inputs 3 and 4 are dark.
•
•
Switch not seated
properly.
Switch failure.
Power supply OK.
Optical Switches
Possible Solutions
•
Check both optical sources.
•
Check optical connections.
•
Check both optical source.
•
Check optical connections.
Diagnose the problem and repair
or replace as needed.
Ensure the airflow system has not
been damaged or removed.
Repair or replace as needed.
Troubleshoot the fans.
For help, telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in your
area.
•
Check both optical sources.
•
Check optical connections.
Check module seating.
For help, telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in your
area.
No action required.
3-33
Switch Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the switch and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the switch with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record the optical input level or power supply voltages.
Large variations in either of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
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Optical Switches
3-35
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
3-36
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Optical Switches
4000326 Rev A
Chapter 4
Optical Amplifiers
Overview
Introduction
This chapter provides information to assist you in maintaining and troubleshooting
Prisma® and Prisma II™ Optical Amplifiers.
Qualified Personnel
Only appropriately qualified and trained personnel should attempt to maintain or
troubleshoot the amplifiers described in this chapter.
WARNING:
Allow only qualified personnel to maintain or troubleshoot these amplifiers.
Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may occur.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics.
Section
4000326 Rev A
Topic
See Page
A
Prisma Model 6476 EDFA Optical Amplifiers
4-2
B
Prisma Models 6476-22 and 6476-25 CLAD Optical
Amplifiers
4-19
C
Prisma II Optical Amplifiers
4-33
Optical Amplifiers
4-1
Section A
Prisma Model 6476 EDFA Optical Amplifiers
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma Model 6476 EDFA
Optical Amplifiers:
• Model 6476-16 EDFA Optical Amplifier
• Model 6476-16H EDFA Optical Amplifier
• Model 6476-19 EDFA Optical Amplifier
• Model 6476-20H EDFA Optical Amplifier
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4-2
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
4-3
Monitor Status Parameters
4-6
Amplifier Specifications
4-9
General Troubleshooting Information
4-13
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
4-14
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule
4-16
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
4-17
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the amplifier, you can determine whether there is an
amplifier alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following amplifier alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Power output
• Input power
• Laser bias current
• TE cooler current
• Laser temperature
• Module temperature
• Pump status
• Pump power supply
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC analog power level
• +15 V DC analog power level
• +24 V DC analog power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
• Key switch position
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4-3
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
through the active alarms.
key on the amplifier to rotate
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
No Alarms
No alarms
No alarms are active.
Self Test
Software self test
Software self test failed.
Pout
Power output
Amplifier power is outside its normal
operating range.
Pin
Input power
Optical power into the amplifier is outside its
required level.
Ilas
Laser bias current
Laser bias current is outside normal
operating range.
Itec
TE cooler current
Current level to the TE current is outside
normal operating range.
Ptmp
Laser temperature
Temperature of the laser is outside operating
range.
Mtemp
Module
temperature
Temperature of the unit is outside normal
operating range.
Pump
Pump
Pump failure.
PSint
Pump power
supply
One or more of the pump’s power supplies is
out of spec.
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital
power level
The +5 V DC power level for analog circuitry
is outside normal range.
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog
power level
The +5 V DC power level for digital circuitry
is outside normal range.
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Description
-5Vdc
-5 V DC analog
power level
The -5 V DC power level is outside normal
range.
15Vdc
+15 V DC analog
power level
The +15 V DC control card power level is
outside normal range.
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog
power level
The +24 V DC power level is outside normal
range.
PSpri
Power supply
The primary backplane power supply alarm.
PSsec
Power supply
The secondary backplane power supply
alarm.
KeySw
Key switch position
The key switch is in the Off position.
Optical Amplifiers
4-5
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the amplifier, you can check various parameters to
verify the status of the amplifier.
Status Information
The following amplifier status information is available:
• EDFA On/End of life percentage
• Output power level
• Input power level
• Laser current
• Thermoelectric cooler current
• Pump temperature
• Module temperature
• Heat sink temperature
• Pump status
• Internal power supply status
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC backplane power level
• +15 V DC analog power level
• +24 V DC analog power level
• Power supply status
• Key switch position
Continued on next page
4-6
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The first STATUS screen is called the Summary STATUS screen, and it provides the
following amplifier information:
• Output power level in dBm
• Input power level in dBm
• SMC ID of the amplifier
When in the summary STATUS screen, press the Select
rotate through the remaining parameters.
key on the amplifier to
Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
Summary
STATUS
Screen:
•
Pout
•
Pin
•
ID
Output power level
Module summary
Input power level
Unit SMC ID number
EDFA/EOL
EDFA On/End of life
Displays EDFA On or Off and End of Life
percentage
Pout
Output power
Output power in dBm
Pin
Input power
Input power in dBm
Ilas
Laser current
Laser current in mA
TE Cooler
Current
Thermoelectric cooler
current
Current for thermoelectric cooler in
amperes
Ptmp
Pump temperature
Laser pump temperature in degrees Celsius
Mtemp
Module temperature
Module temperature in degrees Celsius
Htmp
Heat sink
temperature
Heat sink temperature in degrees Celsius
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Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
4-8
Meaning
Description
Pump
Pump status
Status of the pump
PSint
Internal power
supply
Status of the internal EDFA power supply
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital
power level
Status of the +5 V DC digital circuitry
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog
power level
Status of the +5 V DC analog circuitry
-5Vdc
-5 V DC backplane
power level
Status of the -5 V DC power
15Vdc
+15 V DC analog
power level
Status of the +15 V DC control card power
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog
power level
Status of the +24 V DC power
PSpri
Power supply
Primary backplane power supply alarm
PSsec
Power supply
Secondary backplane power supply alarm
KeySw
Key switch position
Position of the key switch
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Amplifier Specifications
Introduction
The specifications listed in the following tables can be useful when troubleshooting
the amplifiers.
Model 6476-16 EDFA Optical Amplifier
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470-2 Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 10 DC watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +50.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 85%, non-condensing
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Wavelength
1535–1565 nm
Gain medium
Erbium-doped fiber
Pump source
980 nm InGaAs diode laser
Optical connectors
E-2000/APC, SC/APC, FC/APC
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Optical Amplifiers
4-9
Amplifier Specifications, Continued
Performance Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Input power range
0.0 to 10.0 dBm
Output power
16.0 dBm
Power stability
± 5% over temperature range
Optical return loss
> 50.0 dB
Noise figure
(5 dBm input power)
< 5.0 dB (typical)
Model 6476-19 EDFA Optical Amplifier
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470-2 Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 10 DC watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +50.0°C
Storage temperature
-30.0°C to +80.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 90%, non-condensing
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Wavelength
1535–1565 nm
Gain medium
Erbium-doped fiber
Pump source
980 nm InGaAs diode laser
Continued on next page
4-10
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4000326 Rev A
Amplifier Specifications, Continued
Performance Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Input power range
0.0 to 10.0 dBm
Output power
(at 2.5 dBm input)
•
Minimum: 19.0 dBm (single output)
•
Minimum: 16.0 dBm (dual output)
Output stability
± 0.2 dB
Gain flatness
± 0.2 dB
Optical return loss
Maximum: -50 dB
Noise figure
•
+2.5 dBm input: < 5.0 dB
•
+5.0 dBm input: < 5.5 dB
Polarization sensitivity
± 0.1 dB
RIN
< -155.0 dB/Hz
Optical isolation
> 40.0 dB
Models 6476-16H and 6476-20H EDFA Optical Amplifiers
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470-2 Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 18 DC watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
-20.0°C to +65.0°C
Storage temperature
-30.0°C to +80.0°C
Humidity
Maximum: 90%, non-condensing
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4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-11
Amplifier Specifications, Continued
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Values
Wavelength
1535–1565 nm
Gain medium
Erbium-doped fiber
Pump source
980 nm InGaAs diode laser
Performance Characteristics
Parameter
Input power range
Output power
(at 2.5 dBm input)
Values
0.0 dBm to 10.0 dBm
•
Model 6476-16H: 16.0 dBm
•
Model 6476-20H:
− 20.0 dBm (one output)
− 17.0 dBm each (two outputs)
4-12
Output stability
± 0.2 dB
Gain flatness
± 0.2 dB
Optical return loss
Maximum: -50.0 dB
Noise figure
(at 2.5 dBm input)
•
Model 6476-16H: < 5.0 dB
•
Model 6476-20H: < 5.5 dB
Polarization sensitivity
± 0.1 dB
RIN
< -155.0 dB/Hz
Optical isolation
> 40.0 dB
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the amplifier
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the amplifier:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the amplifiers, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-13
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to amplifier alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm Condition
Possible Causes
Power connection is
loose.
Secure all power connections and
the line cord.
AC power failure.
Check other displays for power
indication.
AC power is off
Module indicator is
burned out.
SM indicator is off
Possible Solutions
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for a
replacement.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
Status monitoring not
in use.
Normal situation. The SM
indicator lights only when the
amplifier has received data within
the last 10 minutes.
SM connection is loose.
Secure the SM connector.
SM indicator is burned
out.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for a
replacement.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
Continued on next page
4-14
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Alarm Condition
Possible Causes
Fiber path is broken
with bends or bad
path.
Optical power is
low or off
Power failure.
Laser current at
maximum.
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
Possible Solutions
•
Check optical cable for breaks
or bends tighter than the fiber
specification, and correct the
situation.
•
Clean fiber connections. For
instructions, refer to Fiber
Optic Connector Cleaning
Procedure later in this section.
Ensure that all AC power is present
and all power connections are
secure.
Verify that the input signal is
present and the front panel reading
is accurate.
For help, telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in your
area.
4-15
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the amplifier and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the amplifier with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record optical input level, optical output level, or laser current levels.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
4-16
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-17
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
4-18
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Section B
Prisma Models 6476-22 and 6476-25
CLAD Optical Amplifiers
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma CLAD Optical
Amplifiers:
• Model 6476-22 CLAD Optical Amplifier
• Model 6476-25 CLAD Optical Amplifier
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters
4-20
Monitor Status Parameters
4-23
Amplifier Specifications
4-26
General Troubleshooting Information
4-28
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
4-29
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule
4-30
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
4-31
Optical Amplifiers
4-19
Monitor Alarm Parameters
Introduction
From the ALARMS screen on the amplifier, you can determine whether there is an
amplifier alarm condition and, if there is an alarm condition, the cause of the alarm.
If an alarm condition:
• Is present, the cause of the condition displays on the screen. Items that are not in
the alarm state are passed over and are not displayed.
• Is not present, the message No Alarms displays on the screen.
Alarm Information
The following amplifier alarm information is available:
• Software self test
• Power output
• Input power
• Laser diode current
• Laser current
• TE cooler current
• Laser diode temperature
• Module temperature
• Pump temperature
• Pump controller status
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC analog power level
• +15 V DC analog power level
• +24 V DC analog power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
• Key switch position
Continued on next page
4-20
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
ALARMS Screen Description
The ALARMS screens let you quickly determine the cause of an alarm. When an
ALARMS screen is active, press the Select
through the active alarms.
key on the amplifier to rotate
Each screen also displays the current parameter. If no alarm is active for a particular
parameter, the module does not display that screen.
Alarm Parameters
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
No Alarms
No alarms
No alarms are active.
Self Test
Software self test
Software self test failed.
Pout
Power output
Amplifier power is outside its normal
operating range.
Pin
Input power
Power into the amplifier is outside its
normal operating range.
IlasA
Laser diode A current
Current level to laser diode A is outside
normal operating range.
IlasB
Laser diode B current
Current level to laser diode B is outside
normal operating range.
IlimA
Laser A current
Laser A current is outside normal
operating range.
IlimB
Laser B current
Laser B current is outside normal
operating range.
ItecA
TE cooler A current
TE cooler A temperature is outside
normal operating range.
ItecB
TE cooler B current
TE cooler B temperature is outside
normal operating range.
PtmpA
Laser diode A
temperature
Temperature of laser diode A is outside
operating range.
PtmpB
Laser diode B
temperature
Temperature of laser diode B is outside
operating range.
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Monitor Alarm Parameters, Continued
Parameter
4-22
Meaning
Description
Mtemp
Module temperature
Temperature of the unit is outside normal
operating range.
HtmpA
Pump A temperature
Temperature of laser A is outside normal
operating range.
HtmpB
Pump B temperature
Temperature of laser B is outside normal
operating range.
PumpA
Pump controller A
Pump A controller failure.
PumpB
Pump controller B
Pump B controller failure.
PSint
Power supply
Internal power supply status.
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital power
level
The +5 V DC power level for analog
circuitry is outside normal range.
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power
level
The +5 V DC power level for digital
circuitry is outside normal range.
-5Vdc
-5 V DC backplane
power level
The -5 V DC power level is outside
normal operating range.
15Vdc
+15 V DC control card
power level
The +15 V DC control card power level is
outside normal operating range.
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog
power level
The +24 V DC power level is outside
normal operating range.
PSpri
Backplane power
Primary backplane power supply status.
PSsec
Backplane power
Secondary backplane power supply
status.
KeySw
Key switch position
The key switch is in the Off position.
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters
Introduction
From the STATUS screen on the amplifier, you can check various parameters to
verify the status of the amplifier.
Status Information
The following amplifier status information is available:
• Software self test
• Power output
• Power input
• Laser diode current
• Laser current limit
• TE cooler current
• Laser diode temperature
• Module temperature
• Pump temperature
• Controller temperature
• Internal power supply
• +5 V DC digital power level
• +5 V DC analog power level
• -5 V DC analog power level
• +15 V DC analog power level
• +24 V DC analog power level
• Backplane power supply status (primary and secondary)
• Key switch position
Continued on next page
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4-23
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
STATUS Screen Description
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the amplifier.
Status Parameters
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Description
Pout
Power output
Output power level
Pin
Power input
Input power level
ID
SMC ID
Module SMC ID number
IlasA
Laser diode A current
Laser diode A current in mA
IlasB
Laser diode B current
Laser diode B current in mA
IlimA
Laser A current limit
Hardware current limit for laser A
in mA
IlimB
Laser B current limit
Hardware current limit for laser B
in mA
ItecA
TE cooler A current
Current for thermoelectric cooler A
in amperes
ItecB
TE cooler B current
Current for thermoelectric cooler B
in amperes
PtmpA
Laser diode A temperature
Laser diode A temperature in
degrees Celsius
PtmpB
Laser diode B temperature
Laser diode B temperature in
degrees Celsius
Mtemp
Module temperature
Module temperature in degrees
Celsius
HtmpA
Pump A temperature fault
Status of pump A temperature
HtmpB
Pump B temperature fault
Status of pump B temperature
PumpA
Controller temperature fault
Status of controller A temperature
PumpB
Controller temperature fault
Status of controller B temperature
PSint
Internal power supply
Status of the internal power supply
Continued on next page
4-24
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4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters, Continued
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Meaning
Description
D5Vdc
+5 V DC digital power level
Status of the +5 V DC power for
digital circuitry
A5Vdc
+5 V DC analog power level
Status of the +5 V DC power for
analog circuitry
-5Vdc
-5 V DC backplane power level
Status of the -5 V DC power
15Vdc
+15 V DC control card power
level
Status of the +15 V DC control card
24Vdc
+24 V DC analog power level
Status of the +24 V DC power
PSpri
Backplane Power
Primary backplane power supply
status
PSsec
Backplane Power
Secondary backplane power
supply status
KeySw
Key switch
Position of the key switch
Optical Amplifiers
4-25
Amplifier Specifications
Introduction
The specifications listed in the following tables can be useful when troubleshooting
the amplifiers.
Specifications
Power Requirements
Parameter
Power supply
Power consumption
Values
•
Model 6470-2 Chassis
•
Model 6471 Power Supply
Maximum: 85 DC watts
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Values
Operating temperature
0.0°C to +50.0°C
Humidity
5–85%, non-condensing
Continued on next page
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4000326 Rev A
Amplifier Specifications, Continued
Optical Characteristics
Parameter
Wavelength
Output power uniformity
Values
1535–1565 nm
•
Model 6475-22: ≤ 1.0 dB
•
Model 6475-25: ≤ 1.2 dB
Optical return loss
50.0 dB
Noise figure
(6 dBm input power)
Typical: < 6.0 dB
Optical connectors
E-2000/APC, SC/APC, FC/APC (wide or narrow
key)
Performance Characteristics
Parameter
Input power
Output power
Power stability
4000326 Rev A
Values
0.0 dBm to 10.0 dBm
•
Minimum: 25.0 dBm
•
Eight ports at 15.5 dBm each
± 5% over temperature range
Optical Amplifiers
4-27
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the amplifier
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the amplifier:
• Digital voltmeter
• Spectrum analyzer
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the amplifiers, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
4-28
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to amplifier alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm Condition
Possible Causes
Power connection is
loose.
Secure all power connections and
the line cord.
AC power failure.
Check other displays for power
indication.
AC power is off
Module indicator is
burned out.
SM indicator is off
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
Normal situation. The SM
indicator lights only when the
amplifier has received data within
the last 10 minutes.
SM connection is loose.
Secure the SM connector.
Fiber path is broken
with bends or bad
path.
Power failure.
4000326 Rev A
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for a
replacement.
Status monitoring not
in use.
SM indicator is burned
out.
Optical power is
low or off
Possible Solutions
Optical Amplifiers
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for a
replacement.
For instructions, refer to Chapter 6,
Customer Information.
•
Check optical cable for breaks
or bends tighter than the fiber
specification, and correct the
situation.
•
Clean fiber connections. For
instructions, refer to Fiber
Optic Connector Cleaning
Procedure later in this section.
Ensure that all AC power is present
and all power connections are
secure.
4-29
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the amplifier and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the amplifier with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record optical input level, optical output level, or laser current levels.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
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Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-31
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
4-32
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Section C
Prisma II Optical Amplifiers
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the following Prisma II Optical Amplifiers:
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (1x13 dBm)
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (1x16 dBm)
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (1x17 dBm)
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (1x20 dBm)
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (2x17 dBm)
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (4x17 dBm)
• Prisma II Optical Amplifier (8x17 dBm)
• Prisma II Post Amplifier
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
4-34
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
4-36
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
4-38
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
4-39
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
4-41
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
4-42
Configure Parameters Using LCI
4-44
General Troubleshooting Information
4-45
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
4-46
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule
4-47
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
4-48
Optical Amplifiers
4-33
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the amplifier.
Amplifier Alarm LED Description
The Alarm LED located on the amplifier’s front panel illuminates or blinks to
indicate the state of the amplifier.
The following table shows each possible amplifier state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following amplifier alarm information is available:
• Laser bias current
• Optical input power
• Optical output power
• Enable/disable module status
• Laser temperature
• Power supply fault
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
4-34
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Amplifier MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the ALRM key to
display the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each amplifier alarm parameter.
Major Low
Threshold
Minor Low
Threshold
Minor High
Threshold
Major High
Threshold
Hysteresis
Laser
bias
current
-32 A
-32 A
-.1 A
-.01 A
.001 A
InPwr
Optical
input
power
-15.0 dBm
-5.0 dBm
20.0 dBm
45.0 dBm
1.0 dBm
OutPwr
Optical
output
-1.0 dBm
-0.7 dBm
0.7 dBm
1.0 dBm
0.1 dBm
Enable
Module
on or off
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Laser
Temperature
Laser
temperature
-9.0°C
-9.0°C
30.0°C
45.0°C
1.0°C
IntPs
Power
supply
fault
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Parameter
Meaning
LasBias
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Optical Amplifiers
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Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the amplifier.
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Amplifier MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to
display the STATUS menu.
Status Information
The following amplifier status information is available.
• Optical input power
• Optical output power
• Laser temperature
• Laser operating current limit
• Laser operating current
• Thermoelectric cooler current
• Module temperature
• Laser in-service hours
• Laser on or off
• Optical power attenuation
• Master or slave operation
• Low input alarm enabled/disabled
Note: Not all parameters pertain to every optical amplifier. However some optical
amplifiers have multiple lasers and will have multiple laser temperatures, limits,
bias, etc. These multiples are designated in numerical order.
Example: LasBias1, LasBias 2, LasBias3; LasTemp1, LasTemp2, LasTemp3.
Continued on next page
4-36
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Amplifier MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the STAT key to
display the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each amplifier status parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
InPwr
dBm
Optical input power
OutPwr
dBm
Optical output power
LasTemp
°C
Laser temperature
LasLim
A
Laser operating current limit
LasBias
A
Laser operating current
TecCur
A
Thermoelectric cooler current
ModTemp
°C
Module temperature
LaserOn
Hrs.
Laser in service hours
Enable
N/A
Laser on or off
SetAtten
4000326 Rev A
Units
dB
Optical power attenuation
Master
N/A
Master or slave operation
LoInpInh
N/A
Disables low input alarm
Optical Amplifiers
4-37
Configure Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The CONFIG menu on the ICIM allows you to configure several amplifier
parameters.
Configuring Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Optical
Amplifier MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press the CFG key to
display the CONFIG menu.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the amplifier.
Parameter
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Description
Enable
Turns optical amplifier on/off.
SetAtten
Optical power attenuation.
Master
Master (default). When set to Slave,
will only start with an external alarm
signal.
LoInpInh
Disables low input alarm.
Optical Amplifiers
Values
•
On
•
Off
Default
On
0.0 dB to 3.0 dB in
1.0 dB steps
•
On
•
Off
•
On
•
Off
0.0 dB
On
On
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the amplifier.
Alarm Information
The following amplifier alarm information is available:
• Laser bias current
• Optical input power
• Optical output
• Laser temperature
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-39
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the amplifier (in
the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each amplifier alarm parameter.
Major Low
Threshold
Minor Low
Threshold
Minor High
Threshold
Major High
Threshold
Hysteresis
Laser
bias
current
-32 A
-32 A
-.1 A
-.01 A
.001 A
Laser
Input
Power
Optical
input
power
-15.0 dBm
-5.0 dBm
20.0 dBm
45.0 dBm
1.0 dBm
Output
Power
Optical
output
-1.0 dBm
-0.7 dBm
0.7 dBm
1.0 dBm
0.1 dBm
Laser
Temperature
Laser
temperature
-9.0°C
-9.0°C
30.0°C
45.0°C
1.0°C
Parameter
Meaning
Laser Bias
Current
4-40
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the amplifier.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
To modify the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the amplifier
(in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Parameters heading.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Major Low
Threshold
Minor Low
Threshold
Minor High
Threshold
Major High
Threshold
Hysteresis
Laser
bias
current
-32 A
-32 A
-.1 A
-.01 A
.001 A
Optical
output
-1.0 dBm
-0.7 dBm
0.7 dBm
1.0 dBm
0.1 dBm
Parameter
Meaning
Laser Bias
Current
Output
Power
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-41
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the amplifier.
Status Information
The following amplifier status information is available.
• Optical input power
• Optical output power
• Laser temperature
• Laser operating limit
• Laser operating current
• Thermoelectric cooler current
• Module temperature
• Laser in-service hours
Note: Not all parameters pertain to every optical amplifier. However some optical
amplifiers have multiple lasers and will have multiple laser temperatures, limits,
bias, etc. These multiples are designated in numerical order.
Example: LasBias1, LasBias 2, LasBias3; LasTemp1, LasTemp2, LasTemp3.
Continued on next page
4-42
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the amplifier
(in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Status
headings.
The following table describes each amplifier status parameter.
Parameter
4000326 Rev A
Units
Meaning
Laser Input Power
dBm
Optical input power
Output Power
dBm
Optical output power
Laser Temperature
°C
Laser temperature
Laser Bias Current Limit
A
Laser operating limit
Laser Bias Current
A
Laser operating current
TEC Current
A
Thermoelectric cooler current
Module Temperature
°C
Module temperature
Laser On Time
Hrs
Laser in-service hours
Optical Amplifiers
4-43
Configure Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to configure several amplifier parameters.
Configuring Parameters
To configure the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the
amplifier (in the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Controls
heading.
The following table shows the configurable parameters for the amplifier.
Parameter
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Description
Enable Laser
Turns optical amplifier
on/off.
Optical
Power
Attenuation
Optical power attenuation.
Master
Master (default). When set
to Slave, will only start with
an external alarm signal.
Low Input
Alarm
Inhibit
Disables low input alarm.
Optical Amplifiers
Values
Default
•
On = Enabled
•
Off = Disabled
•
0 dB to 3.0 dB in
1.0 dB steps
•
On = Master
•
Off = Slave
•
On = Alarm Enabled
•
Off = Alarm Disabled
Enabled
0.0 dB
Master
Alarm
Enabled
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the amplifier
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need the following equipment to troubleshoot the amplifier:
• Digital voltmeter
• Fiber connector cleaning materials
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the amplifier, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-45
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The following troubleshooting information helps identify possible causes and
solutions to amplifier alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarms
If the red Alarm indicator is illuminated or blinking, check the ICIM display or the
appropriate LCI screen to determine the cause of the alarm.
Refer to the following table for troubleshooting assistance.
Alarm
LasBias
InPwr
OutPwr
Parameter
Laser current
Optical input
Optical output
Possible Causes
Internal problem
•
Dirty or loose
connector
•
Low input
•
Low input
•
Internal problem
Laser temperature
IntPs
Input power
supply
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Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
Check input source.
Check input.
Module disabled
LasTemp
Possible Solutions
•
Internal problem
•
Fan tray failure
•
Ambient
temperature
Internal problem
Optical Amplifiers
For help, telephone the
Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area.
Enable module.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
Telephone the ScientificAtlanta assistance center in
your area.
4000326 Rev A
Amplifier Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the amplifier and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Weekly
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Check all parameters and test points
•
Record data
•
Make repairs and adjustments as needed
•
Make sure all cables are mated properly
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight
Carefully clean the amplifier with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for this module. You
might want to record optical input level, optical output level, or laser current levels.
Large variations in any of the parameters above should be investigated prior to
failure.
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-47
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure
Introduction
Clean fiber optic connectors can help prevent interconnect problems and therefore
aid system performance. When optical connectors are disconnected and
reconnected, the fiber surface can become dirty or scratched.
The goal of cleaning the connectors is to remove all dust and contaminants without
leaving any residue behind.
WARNING:
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while the
system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous optical
levels present.
Required Materials
The following equipment is required to clean the ends of fiber optic connectors.
• Optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol
• Lint-free wipes
• Compressed air (also called “canned air”)
Tips for Optimal Fiber Optic Connector Performance
Follow these guidelines to ensure optimal connector performance.
• Connect or disconnect optical connectors only when necessary.
• Always use compressed air before cleaning the fiber optic connectors.
• Use end caps on connectors when they are not in use.
• Always use compressed air to clean the end caps.
• Use optical-grade isopropyl alcohol of at least 91% or greater. Anything less than
91% isopropyl may leave a film on the fiber surface, creating more problems.
• Do not contaminate your alcohol supply.
− Use a sprayer (a fountain pump is also adequate)
− Do not put used alcohol back into the main container
• Use only lint-free wipes. Never use “Kleenex-type” tissues.
• If you have any degraded signal problems, clean the fiber optic connector.
Continued on next page
4-48
Optical Amplifiers
4000326 Rev A
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Procedure, Continued
Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors
Follow these steps to clean a fiber optic connector.
1.
Remove loose dirt or dust from the end of the connector by using compressed
air to blow dirt off the fiber and the connector.
2.
Dampen a lint-free wipe with optical-grade (91%) isopropyl alcohol. If no
wipes are available, use Scientific-Atlanta’s ferrule cleaner, part number
468517.
3.
Wipe the end of the connector with the lint-free wipe.
4.
Inspect the end of the connector for obvious contamination.
5.
Mate the connector with an adapter or cover with an end cap.
4000326 Rev A
Optical Amplifiers
4-49
Chapter 5
Chassis
Overview
Introduction
This chapter provides information to assist you in maintaining and troubleshooting
Prisma® and Prisma II™ Chassis.
Qualified Personnel
Only appropriately qualified and trained personnel should attempt to maintain or
troubleshoot the chassis described in this chapter.
WARNING:
Allow only qualified personnel to maintain or troubleshoot these chassis.
Otherwise, personal injury or equipment damage may occur.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics.
Section
4000326 Rev A
Topic
See Page
A
Prisma Model 6470-R2 Chassis
5-2
B
Prisma II Chassis
5-9
C
Prisma II High Density Chassis
5-23
Chassis
5-1
Section A
Prisma Model 6470-R2 Chassis
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma Model 6470-R2 Chassis.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
5-2
See Page
Power Supply Specifications
5-3
General Troubleshooting Information
5-6
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
5-7
Chassis Maintenance Schedule
5-8
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Power Supply Specifications
Introduction
The Model 6471 Rack-Mount Power Supply provides primary and backup power for
two Prisma chassis.
Each power supply consists of the following three modules:
• Two power supply modules, each providing primary power to one chassis
• One power supply module that provides backup power for both chassis
Each module consists of two sub-modules. One sub-module supplies ±5 V power,
and the other supplies 24 V power.
The rack-mount power supply is available in 120/240 V AC or -48 V DC.
Model 6471-RM 120/240 V AC Rack-Mount Power Supply
Notes:
• Specifications shown reflect typical equipment performance at stated reference
levels in the recommended operating configuration.
• Unless otherwise noted, specifications are based on measurements made in
accordance with NCTA Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems
using standard frequency assignments and are referenced to 20°C (68°F).
Electrical Requirements
Parameter
Voltage requirements
(Switch-selectable, factory
preset for 120 V AC input)
Power consumption
Output voltage
(One of each per module)
Values
•
3 x 120/240 V AC (±15%)
•
50.0/60.0 Hz
•
120 V AC: 5.0 A x 3
•
240 V AC: 2.5 A x 3
•
+24 V DC/7.0 A
•
+5 V DC/15.0 A
•
-5 V DC/1.6 A
Efficiency
≥ 80%
Line regulation
±0.5%
Load regulation
±3.0%
Power stability
±5.0% over temperature range
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Chassis
5-3
Power Supply Specifications, Continued
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Operating temperature
range (ambient)
Values
•
0.0°C to 50.0°C
•
32.0°F to 122.0°F
Mechanical Specifications
Parameter
Depth
Width
Height
Weight
Eurocard
Values
•
13.75 in.
•
34.9 cm
•
17.25 in.
•
43.8 cm
•
5.25 in.
•
13.3 cm
•
19.0 lb
•
8.6 kg
3 U x 220 mm x 12 HP
Model 6471-RM –48 V DC Rack-Mount Power Supply
Notes:
• Specifications shown reflect typical equipment performance at stated reference
levels in the recommended operating configuration.
• Unless otherwise noted, specifications are based on measurements made in
accordance with NCTA Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems
using standard frequency assignments and are referenced to 20°C (68°F).
Continued on next page
5-4
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Power Supply Specifications, Continued
Electrical Requirements
Parameter
Values
Voltage requirements
3 x 48 V DC (42–56 V DC)
Power consumption
6.5 A x 3 @ 48 V DC
Output voltage
(One of each per module)
•
+24 V DC/7.0 A
•
+5 V DC /15.0 A
•
-5 V DC / 1.6 A
Efficiency
≥ 80.0%
Line regulation
± 0.5%
Load regulation
± 3.0%
Power stability
±5.0%
Environmental Specifications
Parameter
Operating temperature
range (ambient)
Values
•
0.0°C to 50.0°C
•
32.0°F to 122.0°F
Mechanical Specifications
Parameter
Depth
Width
Height
Weight
Eurocard
4000326 Rev A
Values
•
13.75 in.
•
34.9 cm
•
17.25 in.
•
43.8 cm
•
5.25 in.
•
13.3 cm
•
19.0 lb
•
8.6 kg
3 U x 220 mm x 12 HP
Chassis
5-5
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
Because the main function of the chassis is to distribute power and establish
communication links for the modules installed in the chassis, most troubleshooting
involves the modules that are installed in the chassis. However, in some instances,
you may need to troubleshoot the chassis.
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
5-6
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The information in this section provides possible solutions to alarm conditions.
Troubleshooting Alarm Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of alarm conditions and their possible
solutions.
Alarm Condition
•
Display is not on.
•
POWER indicator is off.
•
STDBY indicator is on.
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Power supply connection is
loose.
Verify that all power supply
connections are secure.
Loss of system power.
Verify that AC power is
present at receptacle.
AC power failure; backup
in use.
Check other displays and
indicators for power
indication.
Module indicator is burned
out.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for
a replacement indicator.
For instructions, refer to
Chapter 6, Customer
Information.
This is normal.
Status monitoring is not in
use.
SM indicator is on.
Status monitoring
connection is loose.
Even when the SM connector
is secure, the indicator turns
on only when the CIM has
received incoming data
within the last 10 minutes.
Verify that the SM connector
is secure.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta for
a replacement indicator.
Cooling fan is not working.
4000326 Rev A
SM indicator is burned out.
For instructions, refer to
Chapter 6, Customer
Information.
Loss of power.
Check/reconnect power.
Fan failure.
Replace fan.
Chassis
5-7
Chassis Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the chassis and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Make sure all cables are properly mated.
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing.
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight.
Carefully clean the chassis with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent.
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for the chassis. Large
variations in any parameters should be investigated prior to failure.
Operating Temperature
The chassis operating temperature range is 0.0°C to +50.0°C.
CAUTION:
Avoid damage to this product! Operating this product above the maximum
operating temperature specified voids the warranty.
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Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Section B
Prisma II Chassis
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II Chassis.
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
5-10
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
5-12
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
5-14
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
5-16
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
5-17
General Troubleshooting Information
5-19
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
5-20
Chassis Maintenance Schedule
5-22
Chassis
5-9
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II Chassis
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the fan tray and
power supply.
Alarm LED Descriptions
The Alarm LED located on the chassis front panel illuminates or blinks to indicate
the state of the chassis fan tray. The Alarm LED on the power supply indicates the
state of the power supply.
The following table shows each possible state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following power supply and fan tray alarm information is available:
Power Supply Alarms
• AC input
• +24 V DC output voltage
• +5 V DC output voltage
• -5 V DC output voltage
Fan Tray Alarms
• Fan status
• Fan tray temperature
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
5-10
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Power
Supply and Fan Tray Software MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press
the ALRM key to display the ALARMS menu.
Note: Because the Prisma II Power Supplies are double-wide modules, the ICIM
labels the power supply installed in slots 1 and 2 as Ps1. Ps3 refers to the power
supply installed in slots 3 and 4.
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Range
FansOk
Fan status
OK
ChasTemp
Fan tray temperature
PS1_ACIn
AC input for slot 1 power
supply
OK
PS1+24
Slot 1 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
PS1+5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
PS1-5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
PS3_ACIn
AC input for slot 3 power
supply
PS3+24
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Possible Cause of Alarm
No problem
Check ventilation
•
Check power cord.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
•
Check power cord.
OK
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
•
PS3+5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
PS3-5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
4000326 Rev A
Chassis
5-11
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the power supply
and fan tray.
Status Information
The following power supply and fan tray status information is available:
Power Supply Alarms
• Installed/not installed
• +24 V output voltage
• +5 V output voltage
• –5 V output voltage
• Internal temperature
• +24 V rail voltage
• +5 V rail voltage
• –5 V rail voltage
Fan Tray Alarms
• Internal temperature
• Fans running/shut off
Continued on next page
5-12
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Power
Supply and Fan Tray Software MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press
the STAT key to display the STATUS menu.
Note: Because the Prisma II Power Supplies are double-wide modules, the ICIM
labels the power supply installed in slots 1 and 2 as Ps1. Ps3 refers to the power
supply installed in slots 3 and 4.
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Ps1Inst
N/A
Values
•
1 if slot 1 power supply is installed
•
0 if power supply is not installed
Ps1+24V
V
Slot 1 power supply +24 V output voltage
Ps1+5V
V
Slot 1 power supply +5 V output voltage
Ps1-5V
V
Slot 1 power supply –5 V output voltage
Ps1Temp
°C
Internal temperature of slot 1 power supply
Ps3Inst
N/A
•
1 if slot 3 power supply is installed
•
0 if power supply is not installed
Ps3+24V
V
Slot 3 power supply +24 V output voltage
Ps3+5V
V
Slot 3 power supply +5 V output voltage
Ps3-5V
V
Slot 3 power supply –5 V output voltage
Ps3Temp
°C
Internal temperature of slot 3 power supply
Chas+24V
V
Voltage on the chassis +24 V rail
Chas+5V
V
Voltage on the chassis +5 V rail
Chas-5V
V
Voltage on the chassis –5 V rail
ChasTemp
°C
Internal temperature of the fan tray
FansOn
4000326 Rev A
Units
N/A
•
1 if fans are running
•
0 if the fans are shut off
Chassis
5-13
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the power supply or fan tray.
Alarm Information
The following power supply and fan tray alarm information is available:
Power Supply Alarms
• AC input
• +24 V DC output voltage
• +5 V DC output voltage
• -5 V DC output voltage
Fan Tray Alarms
• Fan status
• Fan tray temperature
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
5-14
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the fan tray (in the
LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Range
Possible Cause of Alarm
Fans Status
Fan status
Normal to
alarm
No problem.
Chassis
Temperature
Fan tray temperature
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Check ventilation.
Input PS1
Status
AC input for slot 1
power supply
+24V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply +24
V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
+5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
-5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Input PS3
Status
AC input for slot 3
power supply
+24V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
+5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
-5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
4000326 Rev A
OK
OK
Chassis
Check power cord.
Make sure power supply
is fully seated.
Make sure power supply
is fully seated. Check
voltage with digital
multi-meter.
Check power cord.
Make sure power supply
is fully seated.
Make sure power supply
is fully seated. Check
voltage with digital
multi-meter.
5-15
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the power supply
and fan tray.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
To modify the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the fan tray (in
the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Parameters heading.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
Meaning
Typical
Range
Major
Low Limit
Minor Low
Limit
Minor High
Limit
Major High
Limit
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
-40.0°C
-35.0°C
60.0°C
65.0°C
Chassis
Temperature
Fan tray
temperature
+24V
Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power
supply
+24 V DC
output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
22.7 V DC
23.7 V DC
25.7 V DC
26.7 V DC
+5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power
supply
+5 V DC
output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
4.8 V DC
5.1 V DC
5.7 V DC
5.8 V DC
-5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power
supply
-5 V DC
output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
-5.8 V DC
-5.7 V DC
-5.1 V DC
-4.8 V DC
+24V
Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power
supply
+24 V DC
output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
22.7V DC
23.7 V DC
25.7 V DC
26.7 V DC
+5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power
supply
+5 V DC
output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
4.8 V DC
5.1 V DC
5.7 V DC
5.8 V DC
-5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power
supply
-5 V DC
output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
-5.8 V DC
-5.7 V DC
-5.1 V DC
-4.8 V DC
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Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the power supply and fan tray.
Status Information
The following power supply and fan tray status information is available.
• Power supply installed/not installed
• +24 V power supply status
• +5 V power supply status
• -5 V power supply status
• Power supply temperature
• Fan tray temperature
• Fans running/not running
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Chassis
5-17
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the fan tray
(in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Status
headings.
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Units
Power Supply 1 Installed
N/A
•
Yes if slot 1 power supply is installed
•
No if power supply not installed
+24V Power Supply 1
V
Slot 1 power supply +24 V output voltage
+5V Power Supply 1
V
Slot 1 power supply +5 V output voltage
-5V Power Supply 1
V
Slot 1 power supply -5 V output voltage
Power Supply 1
Temperature
°C
Internal temperature of the slot 1 power
supply
Power Supply 3 Installed
N/A
•
Yes if slot 3 power supply is installed
•
No if power supply not installed
+24V Power Supply 3
V
Slot 3 power supply +24 V output voltage
+5V Power Supply 3
V
Slot 3 power supply +5 V output voltage
-5V Power Supply 3
V
Slot 3 power supply -5 V output voltage
Power Supply 3
Temperature
°C
Internal temperature of slot 3 power supply
Chassis Temperature
°C
Internal temperature of the fan tray
Fans Running
5-18
Values
N/A
•
Yes if fans are running
•
No if fans are shut off
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
Because the main function of the chassis is to distribute power and establish
communication links for the modules installed in the chassis, most troubleshooting
involves the modules that are installed in the chassis. However, in some instances,
you may need to troubleshoot the chassis.
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the chassis
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need a digital multimeter (DMM) to troubleshoot the chassis.
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
4000326 Rev A
Chassis
5-19
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The information in this section provides possible solutions to the following types of
alarm conditions:
• General
• Power supply and fan tray
Troubleshooting General Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of general alarm conditions and their
possible solutions.
Alarm Condition
POWER indicator is off.
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Power supply connection
is loose.
Verify that all power
supply connections are
secure.
Loss of system power.
Verify that AC power is
present at receptacle.
AC power failure;
backup in use.
Check other displays and
indicators for power
indication.
Module indicator is
burned out.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta
for a replacement
indicator.
For instructions, refer to
Chapter 6, Customer
Information.
Alarm indicator is on.
Power supply problem.
Verify that all power
supply connections are
secure.
Cooling fans are not
working.
Loss of power.
Check/reconnect power.
Fan failure.
Replace fan tray.
Continued on next page
5-20
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Power Supply and Fan Tray Alarms
The following table shows the possible solutions to power supply and fan tray
alarms.
Parameter
Meaning
Range
FansOk
Fan status
OK
ChasTemp
Fan tray temperature
PS1_ACIn
AC input for slot 1 power
supply
OK
PS1+24
Slot 1 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
PS1+5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
PS1-5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Ps1Temp
Slot 1 power supply
temperature
PS3_ACIn
AC input for slot 3 power
supply
PS3+24
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Possible Cause of Alarm
No problem
Check ventilation
•
Check power cord.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
Check fan operation.
•
Check power cord.
OK
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
•
PS3+5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
PS3-5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
–5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
Ps3Temp
Slot 3 power supply
temperature
4000326 Rev A
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Chassis
Check fan operation.
5-21
Chassis Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the chassis and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Daily
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Keep the transparent plastic front panel installed.
•
When not making chassis connections or adjustments, keep
the panel closed to help protect the cables, modules, and
ICIM.
•
Make sure all cables are properly mated.
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing.
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight.
Carefully clean the chassis with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent.
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for the chassis. Large
variations in any parameters should be investigated prior to failure.
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Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Section C
Prisma II High Density Chassis
Overview
Introduction
The information in this section applies to the Prisma II High Density Chassis (HDC).
In This Section
This section contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
5-24
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
5-26
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
5-28
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
5-30
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
5-31
General Troubleshooting Information
5-33
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
5-34
Chassis Maintenance Schedule
5-36
Chassis
5-23
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The Intelligent Communications Interface Module (ICIM) in the Prisma II HDC
allows you to scroll through and view alarms that may exist for the power supply
and fan tray.
Alarm LED Descriptions
The Alarm LED located on the chassis front panel illuminates or blinks to indicate
the state of the chassis fan tray. The Alarm LED on the power supply indicates the
state of the power supply.
The following table shows each possible state.
If the Alarm LED:
This Indicates:
Blinks
a minor alarm condition.
Illuminates
a critical alarm condition.
Alarm Information
The following power supply and fan tray alarm information is available:
Power Supply Alarms
• AC input
• +24 V DC output voltage
• +5 V DC output voltage
• -5 V DC output voltage
Fan Tray Alarms
• Fan status
• Fan tray temperature
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
5-24
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Power
Supply and Fan Tray Software MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press
the ALRM key to display the ALARMS menu.
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Range
FansOk
Fan status
OK
ChasTemp
Fan tray temperature
PS1_ACIn
AC input for slot 1 power
supply
OK
PS1+24
Slot 1 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
PS1+5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
PS1-5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
PS3_ACIn
AC input for slot 3 power
supply
PS3+24
0.0°C to
50.0°C
Possible Cause of Alarm
No problem
Check ventilation
•
Check power cord.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
•
Check power cord.
OK
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
•
PS3+5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
PS3-5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
4000326 Rev A
Chassis
5-25
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM
Introduction
The STATUS menu on the ICIM allows you to verify the status of the power supply
and fan tray.
Status Information
The following power supply and fan tray status information is available:
Power Supply Alarms
• Installed/not installed
• +24 V output voltage
• +5 V output voltage
• –5 V output voltage
• Internal temperature
• +24 V rail voltage
• +5 V rail voltage
• -5 V rail voltage
Fan Tray Alarms
• Internal temperature
• Fans running/shut off
Continued on next page
5-26
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using the ICIM, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
From the MAIN or SCROLL menus on the ICIM, navigate to the Prisma II Power
Supply and Fan Tray Software MODULE menu. From the MODULE menu, press
the STAT key to display the STATUS menu.
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Ps1Inst
N/A
Values
•
1 if slot 1 power supply is installed
•
0 if power supply is not installed
Ps1+24V
V
Slot 1 power supply +24 V output voltage
Ps1+5V
V
Slot 1 power supply +5 V output voltage
Ps1-5V
V
Slot 1 power supply -5 V output voltage
Ps1Temp
°C
Internal temperature of slot 1 power supply
Chas+24V
V
Voltage on the chassis +24 V rail
Chas+5V
V
Voltage on the chassis +5 V rail
Chas-5V
V
Voltage on the chassis -5 V rail
ChasTemp
°C
Internal temperature of the fan tray
FansOn
4000326 Rev A
Units
N/A
•
1 if fans are running
•
0 if the fans are shut off
Chassis
5-27
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The Local Craft Interface (LCI) software allows you to view alarms that may exist for
the power supply or fan tray.
Alarm Information
The following power supply and fan tray alarm information is available:
Power Supply Alarms
• AC input
• +24 V DC output voltage
• +5 V DC output voltage
• -5 V DC output voltage
Fan Tray Alarms
• Fan status
• Fan tray temperature
Alarm Limits
Alarms limits fall into one of the following categories.
• Minor low
• Major low
• Minor high
• Major high
Continued on next page
5-28
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Alarm Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Alarm Parameters
To monitor the alarms, navigate to the Module Details window of the fan tray (in the
LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Alarms
headings.
The following table describes each alarm parameter.
Parameter
Meaning
Range
Possible Cause of Alarm
Fans Status
Fan status
Normal to
alarm
No problem.
Chassis
Temperature
Fan tray temperature
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Check ventilation.
Input PS1
Status
AC input for slot 1
power supply
+24V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply +24
V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
+5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
-5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Input PS3
Status
AC input for slot 3
power supply
+24V Power
Supply 3
•
Check power cord.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
•
Check power cord.
OK
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
•
+5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
-5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
4000326 Rev A
OK
Chassis
5-29
Modify Alarm Limits Using LCI
Introduction
Using LCI, you can modify limits for several alarm parameters for the power supply
and fan tray.
Modifying Alarm Parameters
To modify the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the fan tray (in
the LCI module tree). The parameters are shown under the Parameters heading.
The following table shows parameters with alarm limits that can be modified.
Parameter
5-30
Meaning
Range
Possible Cause of Alarm
Fans Status
Fan status
Normal to
alarm
No problem.
Chassis
Temperature
Fan tray temperature
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Check ventilation.
Input PS1
Status
AC input for slot 1
power supply
+24V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply +24
V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
+5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
-5V Power
Supply 1
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Input PS3
Status
AC input for slot 3
power supply
+24V Power
Supply 3
•
Check power cord.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
•
Check power cord.
OK
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
•
+5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
-5V Power
Supply 3
Slot 3 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
OK
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI
Introduction
The LCI software allows you to verify the status of the power supply and fan tray.
Status Information
The following power supply and fan tray status information is available.
• Power supply installed/not installed
• +24 V power supply status
• +5 V power supply status
• -5 V power supply status
• Power supply Temperature
• Fan tray temperature
• Fans running/not running
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
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Monitor Status Parameters Using LCI, Continued
Monitoring Status Parameters
To monitor the parameters, navigate to the Module Details window of the fan tray
(in the LCI module tree). The alarms are shown under the Parameters and Status
headings.
The following table describes each status parameter.
Parameter
Units
Power Supply 1 Installed
N/A
•
Yes if slot 1 power supply is installed
•
No if power supply not installed
+24V Power Supply 1
V
Slot 1 power supply +24 V output voltage
+5V Power Supply 1
V
Slot 1 power supply +5 V output voltage
-5V Power Supply 1
V
Slot 1 power supply -5 V output voltage
Power Supply 1
Temperature
°C
Internal temperature of the slot 1 power
supply
Power Supply 3 Installed
N/A
•
Yes if slot 3 power supply is installed
•
No if power supply not installed
+24V Power Supply 3
V
Slot 3 power supply +24 V output voltage
+5V Power Supply 3
V
Slot 3 power supply +5 V output voltage
-5V Power Supply 3
V
Slot 3 power supply -5 V output voltage
Power Supply 3
Temperature
°C
Internal temperature of slot 3 power supply
Chassis Temperature
°C
Internal temperature of the fan tray.
Fans Running
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Values
N/A
•
Yes if fans are running
•
No if fans are shut off
Chassis
4000326 Rev A
General Troubleshooting Information
Introduction
The following information:
• Lists the equipment you might need to troubleshoot the chassis
• Explains how to obtain troubleshooting assistance
Needed Equipment
You might need a digital multimeter (DMM) to troubleshoot the chassis.
Additional Assistance
For additional troubleshooting assistance, contact a Scientific-Atlanta assistance
center in your area. Refer to Chapter 6, Customer Information, for a listing of
assistance centers and their telephone numbers.
Troubleshooting Precautions
Before troubleshooting the chassis, take note of the following warnings.
WARNING:
•
Avoid electric shock and damage to this product! Do not open the enclosure
of this product. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
•
Avoid damage to your eyes! Do not look into any optical connector while
the system is active. Even if the unit is off, there may still be hazardous
optical levels present.
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Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions
Introduction
The information in this section provides possible solutions to the following types of
alarm conditions:
• General
• Power supply and fan tray
Troubleshooting General Alarms
The following table shows the possible causes of general alarm conditions and their
possible solutions.
Alarm Condition
POWER indicator is off.
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Power supply connection
is loose.
Verify that all power
supply connections are
secure.
Loss of system power.
Verify that AC power is
present at receptacle.
AC power failure;
backup in use.
Check other displays and
indicators for power
indication.
Module indicator is
burned out.
Contact Scientific-Atlanta
for a replacement
indicator.
For instructions, refer to
Chapter 6, Customer
Information.
Alarm indicator is on.
Power supply problem.
Verify that all power
supply connections are
secure.
Cooling fans are not
working.
Loss of power.
Check/reconnect power.
Fan failure.
Replace fan tray.
Continued on next page
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Chassis
4000326 Rev A
Troubleshoot Alarm Conditions, Continued
Troubleshooting Power Supply and Fan Tray Alarms
The following table shows the possible solutions to power supply and fan tray
alarms.
Parameter
Meaning
Range
FansOk
Fan status
OK
ChasTemp
Fan tray temperature
PS1_ACIn
AC input for slot 1 power
supply
OK
PS1+24
Slot 1 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
PS1+5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
PS1-5VDC
Slot 1 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Ps1Temp
Slot 1 power supply
temperature
PS3_ACIn
AC input for slot 3 power
supply
PS3+24
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Possible Cause of Alarm
No problem
Check ventilation
•
Check power cord.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
Check fan operation.
•
Check power cord.
OK
•
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
Slot 3 power supply
+24 V DC output voltage
23.8 V DC to
25.6 V DC
•
PS3+5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
+5 V DC output voltage
4.9 V DC to
5.6 V DC
Make sure power
supply is fully seated.
•
PS3-5VDC
Slot 3 power supply
-5 V DC output voltage
-5.6 V DC to
-4.9 V DC
Check voltage with
digital multi-meter.
Ps3Temp
Slot 3 power supply
temperature
4000326 Rev A
-40.0°C to
65.0°C
Chassis
Check fan operation.
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Chassis Maintenance Schedule
Introduction
Regular maintenance is required to extend the life of the chassis and to ensure
optimal performance.
Required Maintenance
The following table describes the recommended maintenance.
Frequency
Daily
Quarterly
When needed
Maintenance Required
•
Keep the transparent plastic front panel installed.
•
When not making chassis connections or adjustments, keep
the panel closed to help protect the cables, modules, and
ICIM.
•
Make sure all cables are properly mated.
•
Inspect cables for stress and chafing.
•
Make sure all retaining screws are tight.
Carefully clean the chassis with a soft cloth that is dampened
with mild detergent.
It may be helpful to establish a maintenance record or log for the chassis. Large
variations in any parameters should be investigated prior to failure.
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4000326 Rev A
Chapter 6
Customer Information
Overview
Introduction
This chapter contains information on obtaining product support and returning
damaged products to Scientific-Atlanta.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics.
Topic
4000326 Rev A
See Page
Product Support
6-2
Returning Products
6-3
Customer Information
6-1
Product Support
Obtaining Support
IF you have…
THEN…
general questions about this product
contact your distributor or sales agent for
product information.
technical questions about this product
call SciCare™ Broadband Services, or
other assistance center, and follow the
menu options to speak with a service
engineer.
Assistance Centers
Use the following table to find the assistance center in your area.
Region
Assistance Centers
Telephone and Fax Numbers
North America
South America
Central America
SciCare Broadband
Services
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
• For Technical Support, call:
Toll-free
Local
Fax
1-800-722-2009
770-236-5400
770-236-5748
• For Customer Service questions, call:
Toll-free
Local
Fax
6-2
1-800-722-2009
770-236-6900
770-236-5477
Europe
England
Telephone
Fax
44-(0)-1923-271420
44-(0)-1923-269018
Asia-Pacific
Hong Kong, China
Telephone
Fax
852-2522-5059
852-2522-5624
Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Telephone
Fax
81-3-5322-2067
81-3-5322-1311
Customer Information
4000326 Rev A
Returning Products
Introduction
Returning a product to Scientific-Atlanta for repair includes the following steps:
• Obtaining a return material authorization (RMA) number
• Packing and shipping the product
The following sections describe each of these procedures in detail.
Obtaining an RMA Number
You must have an RMA number to return products.
RMA numbers are valid for 60 days. If you already have a number, but it is older
than 60 days, you must contact a Scientific-Atlanta SciCare Broadband Services
representative to revalidate the number. You can return the product after the RMA
number is revalidated.
Follow these steps to obtain an RMA number.
1.
Contact a SciCare Broadband Services representative to request a new RMA
number or revalidate an existing one.
You can either call a representative or fill out and fax an RMA Request form.
2.
IF you want to…
THEN…
fax in an RMA Request Form
proceed to step 2.
call to request an RMA number
proceed to step 4.
Fill out the RMA Request Form, and fax it to SciCare Broadband Services at
1-770-236-5477.
Result: A customer service representative writes an RMA number on the
form and faxes the form back to you.
3.
Proceed to Packing and Shipping the Product.
Continued on next page
4000326 Rev A
Customer Information
6-3
Returning Products, Continued
4.
Telephone SciCare Broadband Services to request an RMA number.
Are you located within the United States?
• If yes, call 1-800-722-2009.
• If no, call:
− The United States: 1-770-236-5300
or
− The United Kingdom: +44-1-923-271460
5.
Provide the following information to the customer service representative:
• Product model number and/or part number
• Number of products to return
• Symptom(s) you are experiencing with the product
• Your company name, contact, telephone number, fax number, and repair
disposition authority
• Any service contract details
• Purchase order number, if available
Result: The representative issues the RMA number.
Notes: If you cannot provide a purchase order number:
• A proforma invoice listing all costs incurred will be sent to you at the
completion of product repair.
• SciCare must receive a purchase order number within 15 days after you
receive the proforma invoice.
• Products can accrue costs through intentional damage or misuse, or if no
problem is found. If your company requires a purchase order number to
make payment for repairs, products incurring costs will not be dispatched
to you without a valid purchase order number.
6.
Proceed to Packing and Shipping the Product.
Continued on next page
6-4
Customer Information
4000326 Rev A
Returning Products, Continued
Packing and Shipping the Product
Follow these steps to pack the product and ship it to Scientific-Atlanta.
1.
Are the product’s original container and packing material available?
• If yes, pack the product in the container using the packing material.
• If no, pack the product in a sturdy, corrugated box, and cushion it with
packing material.
Important: You are responsible for delivering the returned product to
Scientific-Atlanta safely and undamaged. Shipments damaged due to
improper packaging may be refused and returned to you at your expense.
2.
Write the following information on the outside of the container:
• Your name
• Complete address
• Telephone number
• RMA number
Note: Absence of the RMA number may delay processing of your product for
repair. Make sure to include the number in all correspondence to ScientificAtlanta.
3.
Are you shipping the product from a location within the United States?
• If yes, proceed to step 4.
• If no, do the following:
− Consign international shipments to Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., with the
notified party on the Airway Bill stated as “Expediters International for
Customs Clearance”.
− Proceed to step 4.
4.
Ship the product prepaid and insured to the following address.
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
RMA Number ____________
Factory Services
4245 International Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093
USA
Important: Be sure to prepay all shipments, as Scientific-Atlanta does not
accept freight collect.
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Customer Information
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