System Controllers

Redundant System Controllers
RCP2-1100/RCP2-1200
FPRC-1100/FPRC-1200
Operations Manual
RCP2-1100, 1:1 Redundant System Controller
RCP2-1200, 1:2 Redundant System Controller
FPRC-1100, 1:1 Phase Combined System Controller
FPRC-1200, 1:2 Phase Combined System Controller
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 100
State College, PA 16803 USA
Email: sales@paradisedata.com
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Phone:
(814) 238-3450
Fax:
(814) 238-3829
Web: www.paradisedata.com
ECO 18089
03/11/2016
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC, a Teledyne Telecommunications company, is a single source for high
power solid state amplifiers (SSPAs), Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), Block Up Converters (BUCs), and
Modem products. Operating out of two primary locations, Witham, United Kingdom, and State College,
PA, USA, Teledyne Paradise Datacom has more than a 20 year history of providing innovative solutions
to enable satellite uplinks, battlefield communications, and cellular backhaul.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 100
State College, PA 16803 USA
(814) 238-3450 (switchboard)
(814) 238-3829 (fax)
Teledyne Paradise Datacom
2-3 The Matchyns, London Road, Rivenhall End
Witham, Essex CM8 3HA United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1376 515636
+44 (0) 1376 533764 (fax)
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. The latest revision of this document
may be downloaded from the company web site: http://www.paradisedata.com.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ..................................................................................................................... 3
List of Figures ........................................................................................................................... 8
List of Tables........................................................................................................................... 10
Section 1: General Information ............................................................................................. 11
1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 11
1.1 Description .............................................................................................................. 11
1.2 Equipment Supplied ................................................................................................ 11
1.3 Specifications .......................................................................................................... 12
1.3.1 Outline Drawings ...................................................................................... 12
1.4 Safety Considerations ............................................................................................. 13
1.4.1 High Voltage Hazards .............................................................................. 13
1.4.2 High Current Hazards .............................................................................. 13
1.4.3 Electrical Discharge Hazards ................................................................... 14
Section 2: Description ............................................................................................................ 15
2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 15
2.1 Inspection................................................................................................................ 15
2.2 Mounting ................................................................................................................. 15
2.3 Storage and Shipment ............................................................................................ 15
2.4 Prime Power Connection (J1, J2) ........................................................................... 15
2.5 Cable Connections.................................................................................................. 16
2.5.1 Control Cable Connector (J3) - MS3112E16-23S .................................... 16
2.5.2 Serial Port, Main (J4) - DB9 (F) ................................................................ 16
2.5.3 Serial Port, Local (J5) - DB9 (M) .............................................................. 17
2.5.4 Program Port (J6) - DB25 (M) .................................................................. 17
2.5.5 Parallel I/O Connector (J7) - DB37 (F) ..................................................... 17
2.5.6 External Alarm Port (J8) - DB9 (F) [IO Board Version 001]...................... 19
2.5.7 Ethernet Port (J9) - RJ45 (F) .................................................................... 19
2.6 Removable Power Supply Modules ........................................................................ 20
2.6.1 24V Power Supply Module ....................................................................... 20
2.6.2 24V Power Supply Module, High Power option ....................................... 21
2.6.3 48V Power Supply Module ....................................................................... 22
Section 3: Front Panel Overview & Operation ..................................................................... 23
3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 23
3.0.1 System Identification ............................................................................... 23
3.0.2 Fault Indicators ........................................................................................ 23
3.0.3 Signal Path Mimic Display ....................................................................... 23
3.0.4 Amplifier Select Keys .............................................................................. 24
3.0.5 Vacuum Fluorescent Display .................................................................. 24
3.0.6 Main Menu Key ....................................................................................... 24
3.0.7 Local / Remote Key ................................................................................. 25
3.0.8 Auto / Manual Key ................................................................................... 25
3.0.9 Display Navigation Keys ......................................................................... 25
3.0.10 Enter Key .............................................................................................. 25
3.1 Local / Remote control ............................................................................................ 26
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3.2 Methods of switching .............................................................................................. 26
3.2.1 Manual Mode .......................................................................................... 26
3.2.2 Auto Mode ............................................................................................... 26
3.2.3 Physically Rotating Transfer Switch ........................................................ 26
3.3 Local (Front Panel) Menu Structure ........................................................................ 27
3.3.1 Sys Info .................................................................................................... 28
3.3.1.1 Sys Info - Page 1 ....................................................................... 29
3.3.1.2 Sys Info - Page 2 ...................................................................... 29
3.3.1.3 Sys Info - Page 3 ...................................................................... 30
3.3.1.4 Sys Info - Page 4 ...................................................................... 31
3.3.1.5 Sys Info - Page 5 ...................................................................... 31
3.3.1.6 Sys Info - Page 6 ...................................................................... 32
3.3.1.7 Sys Info - Page 7 ....................................................................... 32
3.3.1.8 SSPA Subsystem Information - Pages 1-5................................ 33
3.3.1.9 IP Info - Page 1 ........................................................................ 33
3.3.1.10 IP Info - Page 2 ...................................................................... 33
3.3.1.11 IP Info - Page 3 ....................................................................... 34
3.3.1.12 IP Info - Page 4 ....................................................................... 34
3.3.1.13 Firmware Info - Page 1 (v. 6.00) .............................................. 34
3.3.1.14 Firmware Info - Page 2 (v. 6.00) .............................................. 34
3.3.1.15 Device Run Time Page (v. 6.00) ............................................. 34
3.3.1.16 RCP2 Local Time Info Page (v. 6.00) ...................................... 35
3.3.2 Serial Communication Parameters .......................................................... 36
3.3.2.1 Protocol ................................................................................... 36
3.3.2.2 Baud Rate ............................................................................... 36
3.3.2.3 Sys. Address ............................................................................ 37
3.3.2.4 Interface ................................................................................... 37
3.3.2.5 IP Setup .................................................................................... 37
3.3.2.5.1 More (SNMP, IP and Web Settings) ........................... 37
3.3.2.5.2 More (Traps and Time Settings) ................................. 38
3.3.3 Operations Menu ...................................................................................... 39
3.3.3.1 System ..................................................................................... 39
3.3.3.2 Buzzer ...................................................................................... 39
3.3.3.3 Control ...................................................................................... 39
3.3.3.4 Switching .................................................................................. 39
3.3.3.5 Priority ..................................................................................... 40
3.3.3.6 Stby. Select ............................................................................. 40
3.3.4 Fault Setup ............................................................................................... 41
3.3.4.1 MjrFaults ................................................................................... 41
3.3.4.2 AuxFaults ................................................................................. 42
3.3.4.3 Sw.Faults .................................................................................. 42
3.3.4.4 Fault Logic ................................................................................. 43
3.3.4.5 Fault Latch ................................................................................ 43
3.3.5 Options Menu ........................................................................................... 44
3.3.5.1 Backup ..................................................................................... 44
3.3.5.2 Restore ..................................................................................... 44
3.3.5.3 Lamp Test ................................................................................ 44
3.3.5.4 Password .................................................................................. 45
3.3.5.5 Reset ........................................................................................ 45
3.3.5.6 More ......................................................................................... 46
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3.3.5.7 Info ........................................................................................... 46
3.3.5.8 SSPA Ctrl ................................................................................. 46
3.3.5.9 Back ........................................................................................ 47
3.3.6 Calibration Menu ...................................................................................... 48
3.3.6.1 Flt. Window .............................................................................. 48
3.3.6.2 LNA/LNB PS ............................................................................ 48
3.3.6.3 Calibrate .................................................................................. 49
3.3.6.4 View LNA ................................................................................. 49
Section 4: System Setup & Control with RCP ...................................................................... 51
4.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 51
4.1 Operation of 1:1 System with RCP2-1100 .............................................................. 51
4.1.1 LNA / LNB 1:1 Redundant System Operation ......................................... 52
4.1.1.1 LNA/LNB Fault Tracking ............................................................ 53
4.1.1.2 LNA / LNB Current Calibration .................................................. 53
4.1.2 SSPA 1:1 Redundant System Operation ................................................. 54
4.1.2.1 External Alarm Tracking ............................................................ 54
4.2 Operation of 1:2 System with RCP2-1200 .............................................................. 55
4.2.1 LNA / LNB 1:2 Redundant System Operation .......................................... 55
4.2.1.1 LNA/LNB Fault Tracking ............................................................ 57
4.2.1.2 LNA / LNB Current Calibration .................................................. 57
4.2.2 SSPA 1:2 Redundant System Operation ................................................. 58
4.2.2.1 External Alarm Tracking ............................................................ 58
4.3 Operation of 1:1 Fixed Phase Combined System with FPRC-1100 ....................... 59
4.4 Operation of 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined System with FPRC-1200 ....................... 60
4.5 RCP Remote Control of System SSPAs ................................................................. 61
4.5.1 Configuring the RCP for Remote Control Mode ....................................... 62
4.5.2 Controlling PowerMAX Systems .............................................................. 64
4.5.3 Using M&C features of RCP to control a SSPA system ........................... 65
4.5.2.1 Change Mute State ................................................................... 65
4.5.2.2 Change Attenuation Level ......................................................... 65
4.5.2.3 Change Switch Mute Option Value............................................ 65
4.5.2.4 Units .......................................................................................... 66
4.6 View SSPA System Info .......................................................................................... 67
4.7 Advanced System Level Troubleshooting with RCP ............................................... 69
4.7.1 Scenario 1 ................................................................................................ 69
4.7.2 Scenario 2 ................................................................................................ 69
Section 5: Theory of Operation ............................................................................................. 71
5.0 Design Philosophy .................................................................................................. 71
5.0.1 Redundant Power Supplies ...................................................................... 71
5.0.2 Digital Core Board .................................................................................... 72
5.0.3 I/O Board Assembly ................................................................................. 72
5.0.4 Vacuum Fluorescent Display ................................................................... 73
5.0.5 Front Panel Mimic Display........................................................................ 73
5.1 Control Cable Considerations ................................................................................. 74
Section 6: Maintenance & Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 77
6.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 77
6.1 Fuse Replacement .................................................................................................. 77
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6.2 Firmware Programming .......................................................................................... 78
6.2.1 Required Hardware ................................................................................. 78
6.2.2 Required Software ................................................................................... 78
6.2.3 Web Upgrade Procedure ......................................................................... 79
6.2.4 USB Port Upgrade Procedure .................................................................. 81
6.3 Restoring Factory Pre-set Settings on RCP2/FPRC ............................................... 82
6.3.1 Automatic restore ..................................................................................... 82
6.3.2 Manual restore ......................................................................................... 82
6.4 Identifying and Replacing a Failed Power Supply ................................................... 84
6.4.1 Removing a Faulted Power Supply Module ............................................. 84
6.4.2 Installing a New Power Supply Module .................................................... 84
Section 7: Remote Control Interface ..................................................................................... 85
7.0 Overview ................................................................................................................. 85
7.1 Remote Control - Parallel ....................................................................................... 87
7.1.1 Control Outputs ....................................................................................... 87
7.1.2 Control Inputs .......................................................................................... 87
7.2 Serial Communication ............................................................................................. 88
7.2.1 Header Packet ......................................................................................... 88
7.2.1.1 Frame Sync Word ..................................................................... 88
7.2.1.2 Destination Address .................................................................. 88
7.2.1.3 Source Address ......................................................................... 89
7.2.2 Data Packet .............................................................................................. 89
7.2.2.1 Protocol ID ................................................................................. 89
7.2.2.2 Request ID ................................................................................ 89
7.2.2.3 Command .................................................................................. 89
7.2.2.4 Data Tag .................................................................................... 90
7.2.2.5 Data Address / Error Status / Local Port Frame Length ............ 91
7.2.2.6 Data Length ............................................................................... 92
7.2.2.7 Data Field .................................................................................. 92
7.2.3 Trailer Packet ........................................................................................... 93
7.2.3.1 Frame Check Sequence ............................................................ 93
7.2.4 Timing issues ........................................................................................... 93
7.3 Serial Communication Protocol ............................................................................... 94
7.4 Examples ................................................................................................................ 98
7.4.1 Example 1 ................................................................................................ 98
7.4.2 Example 2 ................................................................................................ 99
7.4.3 Example 3 .............................................................................................. 100
7.4.4 Example 4 .............................................................................................. 101
7.5 Terminal Mode Serial Protocol .............................................................................. 102
7.6 Ethernet Interface ................................................................................................. 106
7.6.1 Overview ................................................................................................ 106
7.6.2 IPNet Interface ....................................................................................... 106
7.6.2.1 General Concept ..................................................................... 106
7.6.2.2 Setting IPNet interface ............................................................ 107
7.6.3 Using the RCP2 Web Interface .............................................................. 109
7.6.4 SNMP interface ...................................................................................... 113
7.6.4.1 Introduction .............................................................................. 113
7.6.4.2 SNMP V3 Issues in RCP2 Controller ..................................... 117
7.6.4.3 SNMP MIB Tree ...................................................................... 119
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7.6.4.4 Description of MIB Entities ...................................................... 120
7.6.4.5 Configuring RCP2 Unit to Work with SNMP Protocol .............. 121
7.6.4.6 Connecting to a MIB Browser .................................................. 122
7.6.5 Extended SNMP Operation ........................................................ 123
7.6.5.1 Fault Trap ................................................................................ 123
7.6.5.2 Condition Trap ......................................................................... 123
7.6.5.3 Extended SNMP MIB Tree ...................................................... 124
7.6.5.4 Extended SNMP MIB Tree Elements in Detail ........................ 126
Section 8: Maintenance Switch Controller ......................................................................... 129
8.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................... 129
8.1 Operation Modes ................................................................................................. 129
8.1.1 Directing the Output Signal to the System Output ................................. 129
8.1.2 Directing the Output Signal to the Dummy Load .................................. 129
Appendix A: Ethernet Interface Quick Set-Up ................................................................... 131
Appendix B: Proper 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Cable Wiring .............................................. 135
Appendix C: RCP Control with Paradise Datacom Universal M&C.................................. 139
Appendix D: Firmware Revision History ............................................................................ 143
Appendix E: Documentation ................................................................................................ 145
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Figures
Figure 1-1: Outline Drawing, RCP2-1100 Redundant System Controller ..................... 12
Figure 2-1: RCP2/FPRC-1100/1200 Rear Panel .......................................................... 15
Figure 2-2: Rear Panel View of J3, MS3112E16-23S ................................................... 16
Figure 2-3: Removable Power Supply Module ............................................................. 20
Figure 2-3: Removable Power Supply Module, High Power Option ............................. 21
Figure 2-5: 48V Removable Power Supply Module ...................................................... 22
Figure 3-1: RCP2/FPRC Front Panel, showing RCP2-1200 Mimic Display.................. 23
Figure 3-2: Fault Indicators ........................................................................................... 23
Figure 3-3: Signal Path Mimic Display .......................................................................... 24
Figure 3-4: Main Menu Initial Menu Selection ............................................................... 27
Figure 3-5: System Information Menu Structure ........................................................... 28
Figure 3-6: Serial Communication Parameters Menu ................................................... 36
Figure 3-7: Operation Parameters Menu ...................................................................... 39
Figure 3-8: Fault Setup Parameters Menu .................................................................... 41
Figure 3-9: Options Parameters Menu .......................................................................... 44
Figure 3-10: Calibration Parameters Menu ................................................................... 48
Figure 4-1: Block Diagram, 1:1 Redundant System ...................................................... 51
Figure 4-2: Indoor/Outdoor Components, 1:1 Redundant System ............................... 52
Figure 4-3: Typical Schematic, 1:1 Redundant LNA System ........................................ 53
Figure 4-4: Schematic, Typical 1:1 Redundant SSPA System ..................................... 54
Figure 4-5: Block Diagram, 1:2 Redundant System ...................................................... 55
Figure 4-6: System Components, 1:2 Redundant LNA System .................................... 56
Figure 4-7: Schematic, Typical 1:2 Redundant LNA System ........................................ 57
Figure 4-8: Block Diagram, 1:2 SSPA Redundant System ........................................... 58
Figure 4-9: Block Diagram, 1:1 Fixed Phase Combined System .................................. 59
Figure 4-10: Block Diagram, 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined System ................................ 60
Figure 5-1: Block Diagram, Power Supply Configuration .............................................. 72
Figure 5-2: Cable Losses to Transfer Switch ................................................................ 75
Figure 6-1: Controller Internal Part Identification and Rear Panel Fuse Location ......... 77
Figure 6-2: Web Upgrade Authentication Window ....................................................... 79
Figure 6-3: Firmware Upload Form ............................................................................... 79
Figure 6-4: Proceed with Upgrade Prompt ................................................................... 80
Figure 6-5: Upload Process Message ........................................................................... 80
Figure 6-6: Upload Completed Message ...................................................................... 80
Figure 6-7: Windows Device Manager > Ports ............................................................. 81
Figure 6-8: Command Window Showing Program Prompts ......................................... 81
Figure 7-1: RCP2 Remote Control Interface Stack ....................................................... 85
Figure 7-2: Parallel I/O Form C Relay .......................................................................... 87
Figure 7-3: Opto-Isolated Parallel I/O Input .................................................................. 87
Figure 7-4: Basic Communication Packet ..................................................................... 88
Figure 7-5: Header Sub-Packet .................................................................................... 88
Figure 7-6: Data Sub-Packet ........................................................................................ 89
Figure 7-7: Trailer Sub-Packet ...................................................................................... 93
Figure 7-8: Connection Description ............................................................................ 104
Figure 7-9: Communication Port Selection ................................................................. 104
Figure 7-10: Communication Properties ..................................................................... 105
Figure 7-11: ASCII Setup ............................................................................................ 105
Figure 7-12: Terminal Mode Example ......................................................................... 106
Figure 7-13: UDP Redirect Frame Example ............................................................... 108
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Figure 7-14: Web Interface Screen ............................................................................. 110
Figure 7-15: Web Interface Login Window .................................................................. 111
Figure 7-16: GetIF Application Parameters Tab ......................................................... 122
Figure 7-17: Getif MBrowser window, with update data in output data box ................ 122
Figure 8-1: Press POS1 Key to Direct Signal to System Output ................................ 129
Figure 8-2: Press POS2 Key to Direct Signal to Dummy Load ................................... 129
Figure 8-3: Schematic, SSPA Utilizing Maintenance Switch and Controller ............... 130
Figure A-1: TCP/IP Properties Window ...................................................................... 131
Figure B-1: Modular Plug Crimping Tool ..................................................................... 135
Figure B-2: Transmission Line .................................................................................... 135
Figure B-3: Ethernet Cable Pin-Outs .......................................................................... 136
Figure B-4: Ethernet Wire Color Code Standards ....................................................... 137
Figure B-5: Wiring Using 568A Color Codes .............................................................. 137
Figure B-6: Wiring Using 568A and 568B Color Codes .............................................. 137
Figure C-1: New RCP2 Dialog Window ...................................................................... 139
Figure C-2: Status Window ......................................................................................... 139
Figure C-3: Faults Window ......................................................................................... 139
Figure C-4: Settings Window ...................................................................................... 140
Figure C-5: IP Setup Window ..................................................................................... 140
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Tables
Table 2-1: J3 Switch Connector, MS3112E16-23S ...................................................... 16
Table 2-2: Main Serial Port Pin Out .............................................................................. 16
Table 2-3: Local Serial Port Pin Out ............................................................................. 17
Table 2-4: Parallel I/O Signals ...................................................................................... 18
Table 2-5: External Alarm Port Pin Out ......................................................................... 19
Table 2-6: Ethernet Port (J9) pin outs ........................................................................... 19
Table 4-1: Compact Outdoor SSPA Wiring ................................................................... 62
Table 4-2: Rack Mount SSPA Wiring ............................................................................ 63
Table 4-3: vBUC Converter Wiring ............................................................................... 63
Table 5-1: Commonly Used Waveguide Transfer Switches ......................................... 74
Table 5-2: Maximum Cable Length for Selected Switches (Single Switch Systems).... 75
Table 7-1: Interfaces Enabled Based on Chosen Interface Setting Selection .............. 86
Table 7-2: Command Byte Values ................................................................................ 90
Table 7-3: Data Tag Byte Values .................................................................................. 91
Table 7-4: Error Status Byte Values ............................................................................. 92
Table 7-5: Request Frame Structure ............................................................................ 94
Table 7-6:. Response Frame Structure ......................................................................... 94
Table 7-7: System Settings Data Values ...................................................................... 95
Table 7-8: System Condition Data Values .................................................................... 96
Table 7-9: System Threshold Data Values ................................................................... 97
Table 7-10: OSI Model for Ethernet IP Interface ......................................................... 109
Table 7-11: Detailed Settings ...................................................................................... 114
Table 7-12: Detailed Thresholds ................................................................................. 115
Table 7-13: Detailed Conditions .................................................................................. 116
Table D-1: Firmware Revision History ........................................................................ 143
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Section 1: General Information
1.0 Introduction
This section provides the general information for the Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
line of Redundant Control Panels. The RCP2-1100 and RCP2-1200 are used for 1:1
and 1:2 redundant systems, respectively. The FPRC-1100 and FPRC-1200 are used
for Phase Combined Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) systems.
This section describes the supplied equipment and safety precautions.
1.1 Description
The RCP2/FPRC controller is used to monitor and control amplifiers configured in 1:1
and 1:2 redundant systems. The RCP2-1100 and FPRC-1100 controllers provide
control of two amplifiers and their corresponding transfer switch. The RCP2-1200 and
FPRC-1200 controllers monitor and control three amplifiers and two switches.
The RCP/FPRC Series of redundant controller can be used in LNA, LNB, and SSPA
systems as well as frequency converter systems. A mimic display on the front panel
indicates the RF path and the fault status of the equipment. User interface and control
is provided in several forms:
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Front Panel, Local Control
37-pin Parallel Control Port with Contact Closures and Opto-Isolated Inputs
Serial Data Control via RS232 or RS485 (2 or 4-wire)
10/100 Base-T Ethernet interface. Ethernet control options include embedded web page, SNMP interface and propriety IP interface to connect
over Teledyne Paradise Universal M&C software
Additional features include:
• Universal Input, Power Factor Corrected Power Supply
• User Friendly Front Panel LCD Display for Local Monitor & Control
• Dual AC Mains Entries with removable power supplies.
1.2 Equipment Supplied
The following equipment is supplied with each unit:
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The RCP2/FPRC Redundant Controller
(2) IEC Line Cord Sets
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Optional Equipment includes:
• Rack Slides
• 100 ft. (30 m ) Control Cable
• Switch Plate Mating Connector
• DC Operation
1.3 Specifications
Refer to the specification sheets in Appendix E for complete specifications on the
RCP2/FPRC Redundant System Controllers.
1.3.1 Outline Drawings
Figure 1-1 shows an outline drawing of an RCP2-1100 redundant controller. The
outline drawings for the RCP2-1200 and FPRC units are the same in dimension, with
differences only in the signal path mimic display and the number of fault indicators.
Figure 1-1: Outline Drawing, RCP2-1100 Redundant System Controller
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1.4 Safety Considerations
Potential safety hazards exist unless proper precautions are observed when working
with this unit. To ensure safe operation, the user must follow the information, cautions
and warnings provided in this manual as well as the warning labels placed on the unit.
1.4.1 High Voltage Hazards
High Voltage for the purpose of this section is any voltage in
excess of 30 volts. Voltages above this value can be hazardous
and even lethal under certain circumstances. Care should be taken when working with devices that operate at high voltage.
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•
All probes and tools that contact the equipment should be
properly insulated to prevent the operator from coming in contact with
the voltage.
The work area should be secure and free from non-essential items.
Operators should never work alone on high voltage devices. There
should always be another person present in the same work area to assist
in the event of an emergency.
Operators should be familiar with procedures to employ in the event of an
emergency, i.e., remove all power, CPR, etc.
An AC powered unit will have 115 VAC or 230 VAC entering through the AC power
connector. Caution is required when working near this connector, the AC circuit breaker, or the internal power supply.
1.4.2 High Current Hazards
Many high power devices are capable of producing large surges
of current. This is true at all voltages, but needs to be
emphasized for low voltage devices. Low voltage devices provide
security from high voltage hazards, but also require higher
current to provide the same power. High current can cause injury
from burns and explosion. The following precautions should be
taken on devices capable of discharging high current:
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•
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•
•
Remove all conductive personal items (rings, watches, medals, etc.)
The work area should be secure and free of non-essential items.
Wear safety glasses and protective clothing.
Operators should never work alone on high risk devices. There should
always be another person present in the work area to assist in the event
of an emergency.
Operators should be familiar with procedures to employ in the event of an
emergency, i.e., remove all power, CPR, etc.
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1.4.3 Electrical Discharge Hazards
A spark can not only create ESD reliability problems, it can also
cause serious safety hazards. The following precautions should
be taken when there is risk of electrical discharge:
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Follow all ESD guidelines
Remove all flammable material and solvents from the area.
All probes and tools that contact the equipment should be properly insulated to prevent electrical discharge.
The work area should be secure and free from non-essential items.
Operators should never work alone on hazardous equipment. There
should always be another person present in the same work area to assist
in the event of an emergency.
Operators should be familiar with procedures to employ in the event of an
emergency, i.e., remove all power, CPR, etc.
Keep in mind that ground potential on both ends of long cable runs may
be significantly different due to various factors. These ground potentials
equalized by a cable ground signal line. Hence, it always a good practice
to make connect/disconnect interface connectors when the equipment on
both ends of a long cable run is powered down. This practice will minimize risk of damage of electrical interfaces due to unbalanced ground
potentials.
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Section 2: Description
2.0 Introduction
This section provides information for the initial inspection, installation, and external
connections for the RCP2/FPRC series redundant system controllers.
2.1 Inspection
When the unit is received, an initial inspection should be completed. First ensure that
the shipping container is not damaged. If it is, have a representative from the shipping
company present when the container is opened. Perform a visual inspection of the
equipment to make sure that all items on the packing list are enclosed. If any damage
has occurred or if items are missing, contact:
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 100
State College, PA 16803 USA
Phone: +1 (814) 238-3450
Fax: +1 (814) 238-3829
2.2 Mounting
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom Redundant System Controller is designed to be
mounted in a standard EIA 19 inch equipment rack. The depth of the chassis, excluding rear panel connectors, is 13.19 inches (335 mm). The height of the chassis is 1.7
inches (44 mm) or 1 rack unit. Optional 22 inch (559 mm) rack slides with extensions
are available.
2.3 Storage and Shipment
To protect the RCP2/FPRC during storage or shipping, use high quality commercial
packing methods. Reliable commercial packing and shipping companies have the
facilities and materials to adequately repack the equipment.
2.4 Cable Connections
The RCP2/FPRC controller has a wide range of I/O interconnections available at the
rear panel. The controller rear panel is shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1: RCP2/FPRC-1100/1200 Rear Panel (Standard AC Input)
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2.4.1 Control Cable Connector (J3) - MS3112E16-23S
The primary connection between the controller and the LNA/LNB (Low Noise Amplifier/
Low Noise Block Converter) switch plate or SSPA (Solid State Power Amplifier) switch
assembly is through J3. The connector is a 23-pin circular connector, type MS3112E16
-23S (See Figure 2-2 and Table 2-1). For external waveguide switches, a standard
100 ft. (30m) cable, L201061 should be used.
Table 2-1: J3 Switch Connector, MS3112E16-23S
Pin
Figure 2-2: Rear
panel view of J3,
MS3112E16-23S
Function
Pin Function
L
Power Supply #1 +13-17 VDC, 900mA
or +24V, 1.5A (-HP version only)
F
Switch Common, +26 VDC, 5A max
J
Power Supply #2 +13-17 VDC, 900mA
or +24V, 1.5A (-HP version only)
H
Switch Common, +26 VDC, 5A max
G
Power Supply #3 +13-17 VDC, 900mA
or +24V, 1.5A (-HP version only)
T
Switch #2, Position 1 (Rx)
E
Switch Common, +26 VDC, 5A max
V
Switch #2, Position 1 (Rx) (primary)
B
AMP Support GND
N
Switch #2, Position 2 (Rx)
D
Switch Common, +26 VDC, 5A max
R
Switch #2, Position 2 (Rx) (primary)
W
Switch #1, Position 1 (Tx) (primary)
A
AMP Support GND
U
Switch #1, Position 1 (Tx)
C
AMP Support GND
P
Switch #1, Position 2 (Tx)
K
Switch Common, +26 VDC, 5A max
S
Switch #1, Position 2 (Tx) (primary)
M
Switch Common, +26 VDC, 5A max
2.4.2 Serial Port, Main (J4) - DB9 (F)
The main serial port is for connection with any host computer. This port contains both
RS-232 and RS-485 communication in half duplex. RS-485 interface is compatible with
2- or 4-wire interface connection. As an additional protection measure, this port features full galvanic isolation from the chassis ground. For convenience, a set of Form C
relay contacts are available at this port as a Service Request. The Service Request is
essentially a Summary Alarm for any system faults that occur. The baud rate and other
communication parameters are selectable via the front panel menu.
The pin-out is shown in Table 2-2. Note that the pin-out is standard DTE; a null modem
is not required when connecting to a standard PC serial port.
Table 2-2: Main Serial Port (J4) Pin Out
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
16
Function
RS-485 TX+
RS-232 Out or RS-485 TXRS-232 In or RS-485 RXRS-485 RX+
Signal Ground
Service Request 1
Service Request 2
Service Request Common
Termination (120 Ohm)
Notes
Closed on Fault
Open on Fault
Form C Common
Connect to pin 4 to terminate unit on end of bus
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If required, a 120 ohm RS-485 termination resistor is provided at pin 9. It should be
connected to pin 4 to provide a 120 ohm termination on the RS-485 bus.
2.4.3 Serial Port, Local (J5) - DB9 (M)
The local serial port is used to support special transceiver systems and remote control
panels. The baud rate of this port is fixed at 9600 Baud and cannot be changed. J5 is
permanently configured for RS-485 half duplex communication. Table 2-3 details the
local serial port pin-out. Port features full galvanic isolation from chassis ground.
Table 2-3: Local Serial Port (J5) Pin Out
Function
RS-485 RX+
Pin
1
RS-485 RX-
2
RS-485 TX-
3
RS-485 TX+
4
Signal Ground
Termination (120 Ohm)
5
9
Notes
Connect to pin 1 to terminate unit on end of bus
2.4.4 Service Port (J6) - Mini USB
A 5-contact Mini USB connector is used to provide flash re-programmability for the
RCP controller card. In order to reload controller board firmware, connect this port to a
standard PC USB port. See Section 6 for a description of the firmware upgrade procedure.
2.4.5 Parallel I/O Connector (J7) - DB37 (F)
The RCP controller has a full compliment of parallel monitor and control lines. A 37-pin
D sub-style connector is used for the parallel I/O signals, which are detailed in Table
2-4. Ten Form-C relays are used for converter, switch position, and mode control.
Each Form-C contact has a rating of 30 VDC @ 0.5 A, 110 VDC @ 0.3 A, and 125
VAC @ 0.5 A. The inputs and ground pins are isolated from the rest of the unit’s circuitry. Inputs are activated by pulling it down to the isolated ground pin. In order to fully
utilize the built-in inputs protection, it is recommended to keep the input’s ground isolated from the chassis ground.
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Table 2-4: Parallel I/O Signals
Identification
Signal
Pin
1
Function
Closed on Fault
Amp 1 Alarm
Output
20
Common
2
Open on Fault
21
Closed on Fault
3
Common
22
Open on Fault
4
Closed on Fault
23
Common
5
Open on Fault
24
Closed on Manual
6
Common
25
Closed on Auto
7
Closed on Local
26
Common
Amp 2 Alarm
Amp 3 Alarm
Auto / Manual Mode
Local / Remote Mode
Switch #1 Position
Switch #2 Position
Power Supply #1
Alarm
Power Supply #2
Alarm
Priority Setting
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
8
Closed on Remote
27
Switch #1, Position 1
9
Common
28
Switch #1, Position 2
10
Switch #2, Position 1
29
Common
11
Switch #2, Position 2
30
Closed on Fault
12
Common
31
Open on Fault
13
Closed on Fault
32
Common
14
Open on Fault
33
Closed on Priority 2
15
Common
34
Closed on Priority 1
Notes
Relay Contacts: 30VDC @ 0.5A
Relay Contacts: 30VDC @ 0.5A
Fault Clear
Input
37
Ground to Activate
5mA max current on all inputs
Priority Select
Input
17
Ground to Activate
Toggle Function
Toggle Function; Alt Funct.: Ext. Mute Input
Auto / Manual
Input
16
Ground to Activate
Amp 3 Standby
Input
36
Ground to Activate
Amp 2 Standby
Input
35
Ground to Activate
Amp 1 Standby
Input
18
Ground to Activate
Inputs Ground (isolated) Common
18
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2.4.6 External Alarm Port (J8) - DB9 (F) [IO Board Version 001]
An external alarm port is provided to allow maximum flexibility of configurations. This
allows the user to interface with the alarm output of other equipment into the RCP
controller. Inputs are protected against ESD of ±15 kV using the Human Body model;
against ESD of ±8kV using the Contact Discharge method specified in IEC1000-4-2;
and against ESD of ±15 kV using the Air Gap method described in IEC1000-4-2. Table
2-5 shows the external alarm pin-out.
Function
External Alarm 1
External Alarm 2
External Alarm 3
Ground
Auxiliary Alarm 1
Auxiliary Alarm 2
Auxiliary Alarm 3
Table 2-5: External Alarm Port (J8) Pin Out
Pin Notes
1
Closure to Ground, 5mA max short circuit current, 5 VDC
2
open circuit voltage
3
4,8,9
5
Closure to Ground, 5mA max short circuit current, 5 VDC
6
open circuit voltage
7
2.4.7 Ethernet Port (J9) - RJ45 (F)
This is a RJ45 connector with integrated magnetics and LEDs. This port becomes the
primary remote control interface when the Interface option is selected to “IPNet” or
SNMP interface as described in Section 7.6.2.2. This feature allows the user to connect the RCP to a 10/100 Base-T office Local Area Network and have full-featured
Monitor & Control functions through a web interface. See Table 2-6.
Table 2-6: Ethernet Port (J9) pin outs
Pin #
Function / Description
1
TX+
2
TX-
3
RX+
6
RX-
4,5,7,8
GND
Note: IP address, Gateway address, Subnet mask, IP port and IP Lock
address need to be properly selected prior to first use (see Appendix B).
LED lamps on the connector indicate network status. A steady Green light indicates a
valid Ethernet link; a flashing Yellow LED indicates data transfer activity (on either the
Transmit and Receive paths). Starting with firmware version 6.00, the controller can
support multiple remote control interfaces. See Section 7 for details.
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2.5 Prime Power Connection (J1, J2)
Two separate removable power supplies are provided for fully redundant operation.
Either of the two supplies is capable of operating the system and its associated switches. Two AC power connectors are provided on the rear panel (J1,J2).
2.6 Removable Power Supply Modules
The RCP unit has a redundant power supply array consisting of two modules. A failed
power supply module may be removed from the RCP chassis by loosening the two
captured thumbscrews and sliding the module out of the chassis, then unplugging the
quick-disconnect power pole connectors.
2.6.1 24V Power Supply Module
Figure 2-3 shows an outline drawing of a power supply module.
Figure 2-3: Removable Power Supply Module
The following list comprises the specifications for the standard power supply module:
Plug: IEC, 250V, 10A, Male plug with wire-form AC Cable Clamp
Fuse: 2 Amp 5x20mm
Power Supply: 85-264 V input, 28V output, 175W
Connector to RCP chassis: Quick-connect Power pole
See Section 6.4 for directions on identifying and replacing a failed power supply
module.
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2.6.2 24V Power Supply Module, High Power option
Figure 2-4 shows an outline drawing of a power supply module for units utilizing the
High Power (-HP) option.
Figure 2-4: Removable Power Supply Module, High Power option
The following list comprises the specifications for the standard power supply module:
Plug: IEC, 250V, 10A, Male plug
Fuse: 2 Amp 5x20mm
Power Supply: 85-264 V input, 28V output, 175W
Fan: 40mm, 24V, 4.9 CFM
Connector to RCP chassis: Quick-connect Power pole
See Section 6.4 for directions on identifying and replacing a failed power supply
module.
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2.6.3 48V Power Supply Module
Figure 2-5 shows an outline drawing of a 48V power supply module.
Figure 2-5: 48V Removable Power Supply Module
The following list comprises the specifications for the 48V power supply module:
Plug: MS3112E10-6P Circular MIL connector, 6-pin (MS3116F10-6S mating)
Circuit Breaker: 6 Amp
Power Supply: 48V, 150W
Connector to RCP chassis: Quick-connect Power pole
See Section 6.4 for directions on identifying and replacing a failed power supply
module.
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Section 3: Front Panel Overview
& Operation
3.0 Introduction
The front panel is used to locally control the system. Figure 3-1 shows the front panel
of a 1 RU RCP2/FPRC controller.
FAULT INDICATOR PANEL
SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION LABEL
SIGNAL PATH MIMIC DISPLAY
AMPLIFIER SELECT KEYS
MAIN MENU KEY
VACUUM FLOURESCENT DISPLAY
AUTO/MANUAL TOGGLE
NAVIGATION BUTTONS
LOCAL/REMOTE TOGGLE
Figure 3-1: RCP2/FPRC Front Panel, showing RCP2-1200 Mimic Display
3.0.1 System Identification
A label on the lower left hand corner of the controller front panel displays the model
number and a brief description of the unit. The serial number is located on the rear
panel of the controller.
3.0.2 Fault Indicators
The fault indicator LEDs illuminate RED when the corresponding fault condition occurs.
There are fault lights for Summary, Unit 1, Unit 2, and Power Supply faults. The RCP21200 and FPRC-1200 also includes a fault light for Unit 3. See Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-2: Fault Indicators
The image at left shows the fault indicators for models RCP2-1100 and FPRC-1100;
the figure at right shows the fault indicators for models RCP2-1200 and FPRC-1200.
3.0.3 Signal Path Mimic Display
The front panel mimic display provides a visual representation of the redundant system
block diagram. Green LEDs indicate the position of the transfer switches showing the
RF signal path from the RF input to the RF output. Figure 3-3 shows the various signal
path mimic displays based on the controller model.
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RCP2-1100
∑
FPRC-1100
RCP2-1200
FPRC-1200
Figure 3-3: Signal Path Mimic Display
3.0.4 Amplifier Select Keys
The Amplifier Select Keys on the mimic display panel allow the user to select the online
converter. These buttons can also be used to manually switch the standby converter on
line when in manual mode. The on-line amplifier is designated by the illuminated green
LED.
3.0.5 Vacuum Fluorescent Display
The Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) provides a convenient method of selecting
various operating parameters of the controller. All internal settings can be achieved via
the VFD and menu structure. There is no need to access the interior of the controller to
adjust or reconfigure hardware settings. The VFD also provides detailed information
about fault conditions.
3.0.6 Main Menu Key
The Main Menu key is a convenient method for instantly returning to the
VFD main menu. No matter what menu screen Is currently displayed on
the VFD, pressing this key returns the user to the main menu, eliminating
the need to scroll backward through several menu levels. See Section
3.3 for information regarding the menu selections.
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3.0.7 Local / Remote Key
The Local/Remote key selects whether the controller is operational by
front panel (local) control or by remote control. Remote control includes
both the rear panel parallel control signals as well as the serial communication.
3.0.8 Auto / Manual Key
This key selects between Auto and Manual Switching Mode. In Auto
mode a converter failure will result in automatic switching of the system’s
transfer switches. In manual mode a converter failure will result in fault
alarms but no switchover will occur.
3.0.9 Display Navigation Keys
The display navigation keys allow easy movement through the VFD menu structure.
Both right and left as well as up and down movement is available using the triangular
shaped keys.
3.0.10 Enter Key
The enter key is used to select a given menu item. In conjunction with the
navigation keys, it is easy to locate and select a desired function.
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3.1 Local / Remote control
Control of the RCP/FPRC can be handled through Front Panel operation, or remotely
through Parallel or Serial communication to a computer.
For local (front panel) operation of the controller, simply toggle the Local/Remote key
until the yellow LED indicator is illuminated on Local. When in Remote mode the front
panel buttons will be inoperative. The indicators and VFD display will still show the status of the system. The Local/Remote key is always operative so that the appropriate
mode can be selected. Remote operation enables the serial communication and parallel
I/O control.
3.2 Methods of switching
There are three methods of switching converters in a redundant system.
1. Manual Mode
2. Automatic Mode
3. Physically Rotating either the Tx or Rx Transfer Switch
3.2.1 Manual Mode
The controller is set to Manual mode by toggling the Auto/Manual key so that the yellow
LED is indicating Manual mode. Make sure that the Local/Remote key is on Local mode
so that the Auto/Manual key is operative. Either unit can be selected online by pressing
the amplifier buttons on the mimic display. The online unit is shown by the green LED
embedded in the button. Only the online unit may give away its online status.
3.2.2 Auto Mode
Automatic Switch mode is entered by toggling the Auto/Manual key until the yellow LED
is indicating Auto mode. The online and standby amplifiers can be selected by pressing
the appropriate buttons on the mimic display. This configuration will remain until a fault
condition occurs. Upon failure, the appropriate fault light will illuminate and switchover
will automatically occur.
3.2.3 Physically Rotating Transfer Switch
It is possible to physically rotate the shaft on either the TX or Rx transfer switch to
change the online and standby amplifier positions. This can be done either in manual or
automatic mode. When the switch is physically rotated in automatic mode the controller
will attempt to return the switch to it previous position.
The controller will make two attempts to return the switch before accepting the new
position. The front panel mimic display will show the correct switch path settings even
when the switch is physically rotated.
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3.3 Local (Front Panel) Menu Structure
Figure 3-4 shows the VFD Menu Structure hierarchy. There are six main levels of menu
selections.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Sys.Info – System Information menu sublevel
Com.Setup – Serial Communication related settings
Operation – System operation related settings
Flt.Setup – Fault handling settings
Options – Miscellaneous settings and functions
Calibr. – Calibration related functions
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1.Sys Info
Informative Menu Layer
Main Menu
2.Com Setup
3.Operation
4.Flt. Setup
5.Options
6.Calibr.
Figure 3-4: Main Menu Initial Menu Selection
Main Menu navigation is available by pressing five buttons on the front panel keypad:
the Left Arrow (◄) key, Right Arrow (►) key, Up Arrow (▲) key, Down Arrow (▼)
key and the Enter key. The bottom right corner of the VFD display shows the item
selection. All selectable items have a sequential number.
The user can increment or decrement the selected item number by using Left Arrow
(◄) and Right Arrow (►) keys. Selection is final when the operator presses the Enter
key. Pressing the Main Menu key brings the menu level to the main menu page from
any stage of the menu selection.
Some items within the menu structure have alternative methods for value selection.
When this type of selection is specified, the selection keys are: Up Arrow (▲) and
Down Arrow (▼) keys for selecting numbers in x10 increments and Left Arrow (◄) and
Right Arrow (►) keys for x1 increments. Selection is always specified by special notation on the far right hand side of the VFD.
Note: When the “Fault Latch” option is selected (as described in Section
3.3.4.5), pressing the Enter key will clear all system faults.
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3.3.1 Sys Info
This is the informative sublevel of the menu structure, as shown in Figure 5. This menu
consist of seven pages of general system information that can be browsed by pressing
the Up Arrow (▲) and Down Arrow (▼) keys on the front panel keypad.
Main
Menu
M ain
Menu
1.Sys.Info
2.Com Setup
PS1: XXXXXX
PS2: XXXXXX
System: XXXXXX
Aux: XXXXXX
Prtcl: XXXXXX
Baud: XXXXX
Intfc: XXXXXX
SysAddr: XXX
Track: XXXXXX
Prior: XXXXXX
Ctrl: XXXXXX
Mode: XXXXXX
SW1: XXXXXX
SW2: XXXXXX
5.IP Setup
1.IPInfo
IPAddr:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX MAC:XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Subnet:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Port:XXXXX
Logic: XXX
Latch: XXX
Gateway:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
LockIP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Window(%): XXXX
Buzzer: XXX
CommunityGet:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CommunitySet:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PS1Out(V): XXX
PS2Out(V): XXX
WebPassword:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
LNA/LNB Faults: XXXXXX
SSPA Faults: XXXXXX
IP Setup Menu
Unit1: XXXXXX
Unit2: XXXXXX
SysMode: XXXXX
StbyMode: XXXX
Unit3: XXXXXX
Ux Standby
Main
Menu
Unit Temp: XXX
5.Options
6.More
2.SSPA Ctrl
1.SSPA Info
LastFault:XXXXXX
Atten.(dB): XX.X
Mute: XXX
AuxIn1:XXXX
AuxIn2:XXXX
AuxIn3:XXXX
AuxState:XXXXXX
AuxLogic:XXXXX
General System Information Menus
FrwrdRF(Watts/dBm): XXXX.X
Ref.RF(Watts/dBm): XXXX.X
UnitRF1(dBm): XX.X
UnitRF2(dBm): XX.X
UnitRF3(dBm): XX.X
Main
Menu
Ambient(C): XX.X
Unit1(C): XX.X Unit2(C): XX.X Unit3(C): XX.X
5.Options
1.Info
6.More
UnitDC1(Amp): XX.X UnitDC3(Amp): XX.X
UnitDC2(Amp): XX.X
Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC
RCP2Digicore5
Ver:X.XX
Built YYYY.MM.DD
System Type: XXXXXXXXXX
SWMute: XXX
Offset(dB): U1: XX.X U2: XX.X U3: XX.X
DeviceID:XXXXXXX
UserInfo:XXXX
SSPA Setup Menu
Device Run Time:
Days:XXXX Hrs:XX Min:XX Sec:XX
Current Date/Time:
XX/XX/XX
XX:XX:XX
SysID Firmware Info Menu
Figure 3-5: System Information Menu Structure
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RCP firmware version 3.40 introduced additional navigational features to the System Information Menu. These features allow the user to quickly switch between the general
System Info menus and the SSPA System Info menus by pressing the Left Arrow (◄)
and Right Arrow (►) keys on front panel keypad (See Figure 3-5).
3.3.1.1 Sys Info - Page 1
This page is the system information page of the Sys Info menu. This page shows the
status of both power supplies PS1 and PS2. The controller monitors the output voltage
of each internal power supply. The power supply voltage is considered “Normal” if its
output voltage level is above 23V and “Fault” when output voltage drops below 22V. A
power supply fault is always considered a major fault.
Also included on page one of Sys Info is the System status. This is the status of the
system summary alarm. The system status will be “Fault” or “Normal” according to the
state of the various fault monitoring circuitry.
Aux is the state of the auxiliary fault input. Auxiliary faults are user configurable.
Depending on the system configuration they may be enabled or disabled and track
opposite logic states. When auxiliary faults are enabled, they will always trigger a
summary fault. Auxiliary faults can be paired with main system faults. When pairing
mode is enabled, a detected fault will be treated as a fault in one of the units and could
initiate switchover in redundant systems.
SW1 and SW2 are the position and fault state indicators of the transfer switch(es) in the
system. Possible states are: “POS1” (Switch position 1), “POS2” (Switch position 2), and
“Fault”. In a system using only one switch, SW2 will display “N/A” (Not available).
Note on Switch Fault:
If the controller cannot read the position indicator lines on the transfer
switch, it will be considered to be in a fault condition. This can occur when
a transfer switch becomes stuck between valid positions. The Summary
fault state may or may not be triggered depending on the user settings.
The default is to consider a switch fault as a minor fault and will not trigger
a summary alarm.
3.3.1.2 Sys Info - Page 2
This page of the Sys Info menu pertains to the internal monitor and control settings of
the RCP controller.
Prtcl is the serial communication protocol settings. Possible settings are “Auto”, which
automatically detects either Standard or Locus Communications protocol; or “Standard”,
the Standard extended protocol.
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Baud is the serial communication Baud rate selection. The available Baud rates include: “2400”, “4800”, “9600”, “19200”, and “38400”.
Interfc is the physical interface used for serial communication. Available interfaces are:
“RS-232”, “RS-485”, “IPNet” and “SNMP”.
SysAddr sets the controller unique network address. The address range is 1 to 255.
As with any RS-485 network, the address must be unique within the serial network.
The controller will answer on serial commands only if its address matches the address
sent in the serial packet.
Logic refers to the fault state logic for the External Alarm Input port, J8. The factory
default setting is a logic high state for external alarm fault status. This is consistent with
(contact open = fault ) logic used in most systems. However, if used in a system that
employ reverse logic, this setting can be used to adjust the RCP controller accordingly.
Latch refers to the fault latching function. The possible states are “Enb” and “Dis” for
fault latching enabled and fault latching disabled. The factory default state is for fault
latching to be enabled. When fault latching is enabled, after a fault has been detected
the controller will continue to indicate an alarm even after the external fault may have
been removed. To clear a latched fault, press the Main Menu key, press the Enter key
twice, select 1.Clear Faults and press the Enter key.
3.3.1.3 Sys Info - Page 3
This page pertains to the internal monitor and control settings of the RCP controller.
Track refers to the method used to track major system faults. Valid states are “LNA”,
“EXT” (External), “Both” and “SerialCom”. This option specifies which elements are to
be included into the redundant system. The user can select fault tracking based on internal current monitoring such as in LNA/LNB systems, by external inputs from the External Alarm port, J8, by both internal current monitoring and external input, or over serial communication.
Prior displays the priority control of the system, and is only applicable to 1:2 redundant
systems in which a priority must be assigned to the standby amplifier in the case that
both online amplifiers exhibit failures. The priority setting determines the switch position (polarity) the system should assign to the standby amplifier, either “Pol1” or “Pol2”.
Ctrl specifies “Local” or “Remote” mode of controller operation. When in Remote
mode, all front panel keys are disabled with exception of the Local/Remote key.
Mode indicates and selects the “Automatic” or “Manual” mode of the controller. This
function can be accessed by the dedicated Auto/Manual key on the front panel.
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Window allows the user to select the current window setting for fault detection in an
LNA / LNB redundant system. The possible selections are: “8%”, “12%”, “15%”, and
“20%” of the nominal operating DC bias current. The factory default setting is 12%.
Buzzer allows the user to enable or disable the internal audible alarm. The factory
default setting is enabled.
3.3.1.4 Sys Info - Page 4
This page pertains to the advanced system diagnostic features of the RCP controller.
LNA/LNB Faults refers to the controlled state of the LNA/LNB system. This item
shows the fault state of the individual LNAs/LNBs. If no faults are detected, the word
“None” will be displayed. If fault tracking isn’t enabled (e.g., if the Track setting is set to
Ext – External faults only), the state will be indicated as “N/A” – Not Available. If any
LNA related faults are present in the system, this item will show them in format X-X-X,
where X could be the number 1, 2 or 3. For example, if LNA1 is in a fault condition, the
display will indicate “1----”; if all three LNAs are faulted, “1-2-3” will be displayed.
SSPA Faults refers to the controlled state of the SSPA system. This item shows the
fault state of each individual SSPA. If no faults are detected, the word “None” will be
displayed. If fault tracking isn’t enabled (e.g., if the Track setting is set to LNA – LNA/
LNB faults only), the state will be indicated as “N/A” – Not Available. If any SSPA faults
are present in the system, this item will show them in format X-X-X, where X could be
the number 1, 2 or 3. For example: if SSPA1 is in the fault condition, the display will
indicate “1----”; if all three SSPAs are faulted, “1-2-3” will be displayed.
PS1Out(V) indicates the output voltage of the controller’s internal power supply 1. The
indicated value shows an instant reading of the power supply voltage with accuracy of
0.1V. Normally, this value should be in a range from 22V to 27V.
PS2Out(V) indicates the output voltage of the controller’s internal power supply 2. The
indicated value shows instant reading of the power supply voltage with accuracy of
0.1V. Normally, this value should be in range from 22V to 27V.
3.3.1.5 Sys Info - Page 5
This page pertains to the advanced system diagnostic features of the controller
Unit1; Unit2; Unit3 – Items refer to the summary fault state of individual units attached
to the RCP. The possible state is “Normal” for non-fault condition, “Fault” or “N/A” as
not available.
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Ux Standby refers to the selected default standby unit. “x” can be a digit from 1 to 3 and
indicates which unit was selected as the default standby unit. This unit is usually
selected by the user in the initial RCP setup. The selected unit will remain on standby
under RCP Manual mode, or when in Auto mode when all units are in “Normal” nonfaulted condition). Under Auto mode, the default standby unit will be put online if required. Under Auto mode, the RCP always keeps track of the unit’s reliability record and
can reassign default standby state to the unit with the worst reliability record. The unit
will be assigned automatically to the default standby state if its fault state was switched
from “Normal” to “Fault” more then two times since the last user intervention. Any user
intervention to the units standby setup will clear all reliability records.
3.3.1.6 Sys Info - Page 6
This page provides additional system information (firmware version 3.7.0 or better).
System Mode (SysMode) provides information regarding the current controller operation mode and switching logic. Indicated status: “1:1” for 1:1 Mode; “1:2” for 1:2 Mode;
“1:1 Ph. Combine” for 1:1 Phase Combined Mode; “Dual 1:1” for Dual 1:1 Mode; “Single
Sw” for Single Switch Mode; or “1:2 Ph. Combine” for 1:2 Phase Combined Mode. See
Section 3.3.3.1.
Unit Temp displays the temperature at the controller card in degrees Celsius.
Standby Mode (StdbyMode) shows the operational mode of the standby amplifier. In
“Hot” mode, when the amplifier is in standby mode, it is transmitting its signal to the
dummy load. If the standby amplifier is switched to the online state, full output power is
immediately available. In “Cold” mode, when the amplifier is in standby mode, it is muted. If the standby amplifier is switched to the online state, it will unmute and will take
several moments to achieve full output power.
LastFault displays the cause of the last fault identified by the controller. Possible results
include: AuxFlt (Auxiliary Fault); ColdSt (unit cold start power-up detected); HPAFlt (HPA
Fault); LNAFlt (LNA/LNB fault); PSFlt (Power Supply fault); Other (unknown fault condition); or None (no information about present/past fault conditions, such as after the Clear
Faults function is implemented by the user).
3.3.1.7 Sys Info - Page 7
AuxIn# presents the detected logic state of the Auxiliary Input for each connected unit.
Possible values include: “Hi” for logic high state; or “Lo” for logic low state.
AuxState shows the state of the Auxiliary Fault based on the Auxiliary Fault Input and
selected Auxiliary Fault Logic. The following statuses are valid: “Normal”, “Fault” or
“N/A”.
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AuxLogic shows the selected logic used to handle Auxiliary faults. Valid returns include:
Enabled, Disabled, Invert, Switch, and Sw Invert. See Section 3.3.4.2.
3.3.1.8 SSPA Subsystem Information - Pages 1-5
Page 1: Lists conditions and settings common to all SSPAs in a subsystem.
Page 2: Displays individual SSPA output power levels.
Page 3: Shows individual SSPA core temperatures and ambient temperature.
Page 4: Lists SSPA DC current consumption.
Page 5: Presents additional subsystem settings, including system type, switch
mute setting and individual unit attenuation offsets.
See Section 4.6 for a thorough description of this series of menus.
3.3.1.9 IP Info - Page 1
This page is available through the ComSetup menu, and shows settings related to the IP
interface. See Figure 3-5.
IP Address: IP address of the RCP . Consult your network administrator to set
this address according to your LAN configuration.
MAC: Medium Access Control address of the RCP Ethernet controller. This
address is factory preset.
Subnet: IP subnet mask of the RCP. Consult your network administrator to set
this address.
IPPort: IP port value for the RCP. This address is valid only when IPNet
protocol is selected. The port value should not be selected outside the existing
services range to avoid access conflict on the M&C PC end.
3.3.1.10 IP Info - Page 2
This page shows RCP settings related to the IP interface.
Gateway: IP Gateway address. This address is used only if access to the RCP is
provided from an outside LAN. If no such access is required, the address must be
set to 0.0.0.0
LockIP: This address is used to increase the security measure for the IPNet protocol. The RCP will answer a request which comes only from a specified IP address. To disable this feature, set this address value to 255.255.255.255. See
Section 3.3.2.5 for details.
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3.3.1.11 IP Info - Page 3
This page shows RCP settings related to the IP interface.
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CommunityGet: Security string used in SNMP protocol for Get type
requests. Set this value to match the value specified in the NMS or MIB
browser. Maximum string length is 20 alpha-numeric characters. The string
allows read operation for the RM SSPA SNMP agent.
CommunitySet: Security string used in SNMP protocol for Set type
requests. Set this value to match the value specified in the NMS or MIB
browser. For security reasons this string must be different than the
Community Get string. Maximum string length is 20 alpha-numeric characters. The string allows write operation for the RM SSPA SNMP agent.
Community strings are essentially passwords. The user should use the same rules for
selecting them as for any other passwords: no dictionary words, spouse names, etc. An
alphanumeric string with mixed upper- and lower-case letters is generally a good idea.
3.3.1.12 IP Info - Page 4
This page contains information about the web password and Trap NMSIP.
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WebPassword — Displays the password for the web page interface.
TrapNMSIP — Shows the selected IP address for the SNMP trap recipient.
(Version 6.00).
3.3.1.13 Firmware Info - Page 1 (ver. 6.00)
This page is available through the Operation Setup menu, and provides information
about the SSPA micro-controller unit firmware revision level and build date.
3.3.1.14 Firmware Info - Page 2 (ver. 6.00)
This page provides additional RCP2 information.
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DeviceID – RCP2 unique serial and model number.
UserInfo – User information string, which could be set over SNMP protocol
(see SNMP MIB info for details)
3.3.1.15 Device Run Time Page (ver. 6.00)
This page displays how long the unit has been running, shown in the number of days,
hours, minutes and seconds. A power cycle will reset this clock.
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3.3.1.16 RCP2 Local Time Info Page (ver. 6.00)
This page shows the optional device clock. The device clock is a user-selectable parameter. User set time is power dependent; a backup capacitor is used to keep the clock
running while the unit is powered down. The clock will needed to be set again if the unit
remains without power for longer than 5 hours.
The clock output format as follows: Year/Month/Day Hours:Minutes:Seconds. At this
time, only the 24-hour clock format is supported.
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.Com Setup
1.Protocol
1.Normal
1.2400
3.Operation
2.Baud Rate
3.Sys Addr
3.9600
1.RS232
1.IPInfo
To IP Info Page
5.Options
4.Interface
6.Calibr
5.IP Setup
1-255
2.Terminal
2.4800
4.Flt. Setup
4.19200
5.38400
2.RS485
2.LocalIP
3.IPNet
3.Subnet
4.SNMP
4.Gateway
5.LocalPort
6.More
1.Community Get
2.Community Set
3.Lock IP
4.Web Password
5.More
1.SetTrap
2.CondTrap
3.TimeSet
4.TrapNMSIP
5.Back
6.Back
Figure 3-6: Serial Communication Parameters Menu
3.3.2 Serial Communication Parameters
This section describes the serial communication parameters that can be selected for
the controller. Press the Main Menu key; select 2.ComSetup and press the Enter key.
See Figure 3-6.
Changes in Serial Communication settings from the front panel are effective immediately. Changes to these parameters from the serial interface require that the controller
be reset in order to take effect. The controller can be reset either by cycling power to
the unit or by selecting the reset option on the front panel menu (see Section 3.3.5.5).
3.3.2.1 Protocol
This menu selection allows the user ability to select between the following protocols:
Normal - Selects only the Paradise Datacom protocol
Terminal - Selects only the terminal protocol. See Appendix A for more info.
3.3.2.2 Baud Rate
Selects the desired Baud Rate to use for serial communication. Valid options are:
2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 and 38400.
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3.3.2.3 Sys. Address
Sets the network address of the controller if used in a RS485 network. Address is
selectable from 1 to 255
3.3.2.4 Interface
This menu choice provides the selection of the physical interface of the main serial
port. Choose between RS-232, RS-485, IPNet (Ethernet) and SNMP interfaces.
Starting with Firmware version 6.00, the RCP controller allow simultaneous support of
multiple remote control interfaces. Refer to Section 7 for more details.
3.3.2.5 IP Setup
This menu allows the user to select between the following menu items:
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1.IPInfo - This selection allows the user to review all IPNet settings as
described in Section 3.3.1.8 through Section 3.3.1.11.
2.Local IP - This selection allows the user to set the unit’s Local IP Address. Factory default for standalone units is 192.168.0.9.
3.Subnet Mask - This selection allows the user to set the unit’s Subnet
Mask. Factory default is 255.255.255.0.
4.Default Gateway - This selection allows the user to set the unit’s Default Gateway. Factory default is 192.168.0.1.
5.Local Port - This selection allows the user to set the unit’s Local Port.
The default Local Port address is 1007.
6.More - This selection opens the menu items listed in Section 3.3.2.5.1.
3.3.2.5.1 More (SNMP, IP and Web Settings)
This menu allows the user to set the Community String Selection (Set/Get) and assign
the Web Password.
Use the Up Arrow [▲] and Down Arrow [▼] keys to browse through selected characters. Press the Up Arrow [▲] and Down Arrow [▼] keys simultaneously to erase the
selected character. Press the Left Arrow [◄] and Right Arrow [►] keys to navigate
within the string. Maximum length is 20 characters.
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1.Community Get — This selection allows user to set the SNMP Community Get String. Default is “public”;
2.Community Set — This selection allows user to set the SNMP Community Set String. Default is “private”;
3.LockIP — This selection allows user to set the IP address from which
requests will be accepted by the amplifier. The LockIP selection gives the
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user the ability to increase the security measure for the IPNet protocol. The
SSPA will answer a request which comes only from the assigned IP address. For firmware prior to version 6.00, set this address value to 0.0.0.0
or 255.255.255.255 to disable this feature.
Starting with version 6.00, the Lock IP address function has been updated
to allow “Binding” and “Masking” functions. Binding" means that the first
datagram retrieved for this socket will bind to the source IP address and
port number. Once binding has been completed, the SSPA will answer to
the bound IP source until the unit is restarted or reset. Without binding, the
socket accepts datagrams from all source IP addresses. Address 0.0.0.0
allows all peers, but provides binding to first detected IP source; Address
255.255.255.255 accepts all peers, without binding. If Lock IP is a multicast address, then the amplifier will accept queries sent from any IP address of multicast group;
4.WebPassword — This selection allows the user to set the password for
the web interface. Default is “paradise”. Erase all characters to disable
password protection;
5.More — This selection opens the menu items listed in Section 3.3.2.5.2.
6.Back — This selection opens the menu items listed in Section 3.3.2.5.
3.3.2.5.2 More (Traps and Time Settings)
This menu allows the user to set SNMP Trap settings, and also set the time of the internal clock.
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1.SetTrap — This selection allows the user to set the Settings Trap;
2.CondTrap — This selection allows the user to set the Conditions Trap;
3.TimeSet — This selection allows the user to set the time. Clock output
format is YY/MM/DD HH:mm. Only 24-Hour format is supported at this
time. Press the Up Arrow [▲] key to increment the value highlighted by
the cursor. Press the Down Arrow [▼] key to decrease the value highlighted by the cursor. Press the Right Arrow [►] key to move the cursor to the
right; Press the Left Arrow [◄] key to move the cursor to the left; Press
the Enter key to save the current setting.
4.TrapNMSIP — This selection allows the user to set the Trap NMS IP Address;
5.Back — This selection opens the menu items listed in Section 3.3.2.5.1.
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1.Sys Info
1.System
2.Com Setup
2.Buzzer
1.Buzzer On
1. 1:1 Mode
2. 1:2 Mode
3.Operation
4.Flt. Setup
3.Control
4.Switching
1.Auto
2.Buzzer Off
1.Local
2.Remote
3. 1:1 PhC
4. Dual 1:1
5.Options
5.Priority
2.Manual
1.Pol1
5.SnglSw
6.Calibr
6.Stby Select
1.Stby.Unit1
2.Stby.Unit2
3.Stby.Unit3
2.Pol2
6.1:2 PhC
Figure 3-7: Operation Parameters Menu
3.3.3 Operations Menu
This section describes the basic setup parameters of the redundant controller. The operation parameters can be accessed from the main menu. Press the Main Menu key;
select 3.Operation and press the Enter key. See Figure 3-7.
3.3.3.1 System
Selects the logical state machine used by the controller. Available choices are “1:1
Mode”, for 1:1 redundant systems; “1:2 Mode”, for 1:2 redundant systems, “1:1 PhC “,
for 1:1 phase combined systems; “Dual 1:1”, for dual 1:1 redundant systems;
“SingleSw”, for systems employing a single switch, such as a maintenance switch; and
“1:2 PhC”, for 1:2 phase combined systems.
3.3.3.2 Buzzer
Allows the user to enable or disable the audible alarm buzzer. The factory default is to
have the buzzer enabled.
3.3.3.3 Control
Selects between Local and Remote mode. Note that this is the same function as the
dedicated front panel Local/Remote key.
3.3.3.4 Switching
Selects between Auto and Manual mode. Note that this is the same function as the dedicated front panel Auto/Manual key.
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3.3.3.5 Priority
Used in 1:2 redundant systems only. It is used to assign switching priority to either
position 1 or position 3 in the event that both amplifiers fail. Priority has no effect in a
FPRC-1200 system.
3.3.3.6 Stby. Select
Selects which unit will be in default standby mode. Note that this is the same function
as on the signal path mimic display on the front panel.
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.Com Setup
1.Mjr. Faults
1.LNA/LNB
1.Enable
2.External
2.Disable
3.Both
3.Invert
3.Operation
4.Flt. Setup
2. Aux. Faults
5.Sw Invert
1.Fault on High
6.Back
1.Sys. Fault
6.Calibr
5.Flt.Latch
4.Flt. Logic
3. Sw Faults
4.SerialCom
4.Switched
5.Options
2.Fault on Low
2.Alert Only
3.Alternate
1.Enable
2.Disable
4.Back
Figure 3-8: Fault Setup Parameters Menu
3.3.4 Fault Setup
This section describes the fault tracking capability of the controller. The controller is
extremely versatile in its ability to monitor alarms from a variety and quantity of equipment. The following alarm inputs are provided on the controller:
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LNA / LNB Current Monitoring - up to 600mA
(3) External Alarm Inputs
(5) Auxiliary Alarm Inputs
Any combination of the alarm inputs can be used individually or together.
Press the Main Menu key; select 4.Flt.Setup and press the Enter key. See Figure
3-8.
3.3.4.1 Mjr.Faults
Allows the operator to assign priority and select those inputs that constitute a major
fault and cause switchover. Normally, only External fault tracking is enabled in a FPRC
-1200 System.
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1.LNA/LNB - Enables the current monitoring of LNA/LNB to create major
fault alarm
2.External - Enables the (3) external alarm inputs of J8
3.Both - Allows both current monitoring and external alarms to create a
major fault.
4.SerialCom - Allows tracking of a connected HPA fault state by reading
incoming data over the local control port. This option can be used in
conjunction with the selected HPA subsystem in case the external alarm
port is out of service.
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3.3.4.2 Aux.Faults
Allows the operator to select fault handling of the (5) auxiliary fault inputs of J8 to create
a major fault. Select one of the items listed below and press the Enter key to enable.
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1.Disable – Auxiliary faults disabled;
2.Enable – Enables independent auxiliary fault function. Fault inputs will
not be paired with main fault input channels and will not cause unit faults or
switchover of the RCP2 unit. Fault logic follows major fault logic;
3.Invert – Enable independent auxiliary fault function. Fault inputs will not
be paired with main fault input channels and will not cause unit faults or
switchover of the RCP2 unit. Fault logic inverted from major fault logic;
4.Switched – Auxiliary fault enabled as chain redundancy indicator for
HPA faults. Each Auxiliary channel will be paired up with the main fault
channel. A detected auxiliary fault will be treated as a fault on the main
fault channel and will lead to a relevant unit fault. Fault logic follows major
fault logic;
5.Sw Invert – Auxiliary fault enabled as chain redundancy indicator for
HPA faults. Each Auxiliary channel will be paired up with the main fault
channel. A detected auxiliary fault will be treated as a fault on the main
fault channel and will lead to a relevant unit fault. Fault logic is inverted
from major fault logic.
6.Back — Select and press the Enter key to return to the Fault Setup
menu of Section 3.3.4.
3.3.4.3 Sw.Faults
Determines whether a switch fault should cause a major alarm and attempt to switch or
simply alert to the problem on the front panel VFD (considered a minor alarm). Select
one of the items listed below and press the Enter key to enable.
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1.Sys.Fault - Major Alarm Mode, Summary alarm and switchover
triggered.
2.Alert - Minor Alarm Mode, No summary alarm indicated; no switchover
occurs.
3.Alternate – Same as Alert, but will alternate functions of the parallel I/O
port output for the Switch position indicator form C-relays. Instead of
indicating position (either Pos1 or Pos2), relays will indicate RF switch fault
or normal status. This option was introduced in RCP firmware rev 3.30 for
advanced system integration purposes. This option should not be selected
by the customer unless advised by Teledyne Paradise Datacom LLC.
4.Back — Select and press the Enter key to return to the Fault Setup
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Select between “Fault on High” and “Fault on Low”.
3.3.4.5 Fault Latch
Determines the alarm reporting condition. A latched alarm will remain indicated on the
front panel until the operator clears the alarm by pressing the “Enter” button. Unlatched
alarms will allow the summary alarm indicator to stop displaying the alarm condition if
the circumstance creating the alarm has be cleared or corrected.
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1.Enable - Keeps alarm condition displayed until operator intervention.
2.Disable - Unlatches the Alarm state
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.Com Setup
1.Backup
1.Backup User1
2.Restore
2.Backup User2
3.Back
1.Restore User1
2.Restore User2
3.Operation
3.Lamp Test
4.Flt. Setup
4.Password
5.Options
5.Reset
6.Calibr
6.More
2.SSPA Ctrl
1.Info
1.Set
2.Clear
1.SSPA Info
4.Back
3.Restore Fctry
4.Back
3.Change
2.Attenuation
3.Mute
1.Mute On
2.Mute Off
0..255
1.RCP Unit
2.HPA Sys.
1.None
1.dBm
4.Clr Faults
3.Coms Only
2.RM SSPA
3.Back
5.MemMode
3.CO SSPA
4.vBUC
1.SwMute Off
6.Back
1.Sys. Type
5.SysX
2.Internal On
2.Sw. Mute
1.Unit 1
5.Back
4.SbyMode
1.Hot
4.All On
5.More
2.Watts
3.Atten Offset
6.PMAX
3.External On
4.Units
2.Cold
2.Unit 2
3.Unit 3
4.Back
Figure 3-9: Options Parameters Menu
3.3.5 Options Menu
This section describes the features available on the Options menu of the controller. The
operation parameters can be accessed from the VFD menu. Press the Main Menu key;
select 5.Options and press the Enter key. See Figure 3-9.
3.3.5.1 Backup
Allows the operator to back up all settings to nonvolatile memory. There are two repositories for saved settings. Menu selections include:
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1.Backup User1 — Select to save current settings to User1 repository;
2.Backup User2 — Select to save current settings to User2 repository;
3.Back — Returns to Options Sub-Menu (Section 3.3.5).
3.3.5.2 Restore
Allows the user to restore saved settings from a previous backup or factory pre-set.
Menu selections include:
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1.Restore User1 — Select to restore settings saved in User1 backup;
2.Restore User2 — Select to restore settings saved in User2 backup;
3.Restore Fctry — Select this item to restore factory default settings;
4.Back — Returns to Options Sub-Menu (Section 3.3.5).
3.3.5.3 Lamp Test
Tests all front panel LEDs. The LEDs remain on until the “Enter” key is pressed.
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3.3.5.4 Password
Allows the user to set, clear, or change a password that prohibits others from changing
controller settings. Menu selections include:
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1.Set — Enables password protection. Uses last saved number from 1255;
2.Clear — Disables password protection;
3.Change — Allows user to define the password. A number from 1-255
can be selected. Use the front panel navigation keys to set the number.
The Up Arrow (▲) and Down Arrow (▼) keys change the number by factors of 10. The Left Arrow (◄) and Right Arrow (►) keys change the
number in increments of 1; Press the Enter key to accept the new password.
4.Back — Returns to the Options Sub-Menu (Section 3.3.5).
3.3.5.5 Reset
Allows the user to reset the controller hardware to activate certain settings. For example,
when the IP Address is modified the unit must be reset for it to use the new IP Address.
Firmware version 6.00 allows multiple reset levels for the unit:
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1.RCP Unit — Resets all hardware on the removable M&C card of the unit.
All communication links to remote M&C will be dropped until reset process
is complete. The unit will start up using currently selected communication
parameters (IP address, baud rate, etc). Command of a remote HPA system will not reset. However, power supplied by the unit to LNAs/LNBs will
be turned off during reset and turned back on after reset is completed;
2.HPA Sys. — Sends full reset command to remote control HPA system
3.Coms only — Resets only communication parameters. Remote COM
and IP links will be dropped and re-enabled with currently selected parameters;
4.ClrFaults — Clears all latched faults and remaining fault history information. Unit remains fully operational during the process;
5.MemMode — Allows alternate settings retention function. Two choices
are allowed:
○ FLASH — Default mode. Without user intervention, the unit will retain
this mode of operation. All changes to settings setup performed over
local or remote interface will be backed up to EEPROM within 3 seconds. If the unit experiences a power cycle or reset, the last saved set
of settings will be applied to the unit upon each power up or I/O card
reset. Any EEPROM device has a limited ability to endure write cycles.
Maximum write cycles for units with firmware version prior to 6.00 is
150,000 times. After exceeding this limit, the unit will operate in RAM
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mode, utilizing a default set of settings on each power up. Firmware
version above 6.00 allows a minimum of 3,000,000 write cycles before
opting out to RAM mode;
○ RAM — In this mode, the unit will not backup any settings changes to
internal EEPROM. This mode is optional and needs to be set by the user every time when the unit endures a power cycle or I/O card reset.
This mode is beneficial when frequent changes are necessary to the
unit state (such as mute/unmute or attenuation changes). Since any
EEPROM device has limited write cycles, RAM mode allows the user to
execute unlimited settings changes. If the unit experiences a power or
reset cycle in RAM mode, it will use the last saved settings setup before
RAM was engaged;
3.3.5.6 More
This allows access to the menus described in Sections 3.3.5.7, 3.3.5.8 and 3.3.5.9.
3.3.5.7 Info
Provides access to the record of the firmware type, version and build date, as well as the
device ID and run time. See Figure 3-5 (SysID Firmware Info Menu).
3.3.5.8 SSPA Ctrl
This section deals with settings specific to SSPA systems.
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1.SSPA Info – Provides access to the record of SSPA attenuation, mute
status, forward and reflected power, individual SSPA output power, ambient and SSPA core temperatures, SSPA current draw and other system
information. See Figure 3-5 (System Setup Menu).
2.Attenuation – Allows the operator to vary the gain of the SSPA system
from its maximum value to 20 dB below its maximum value. Use the Left
Arrow (◄) and Right Arrow (►) keys to move the cursor; use the Up Arrow (▲) key to increase the numerical value at the cursor; use the Down
Arrow (▼) key to decrease the numerical value at the cursor. Press the
Enter key to accept the entered value.
3.Mute – Select the SSPA mute function: 1.Mute On; 2.Mute Off.
4.Units – Select either 1.dBm or 2.Watts as the display unit.
5.More – This selection gives access to the following menu items:
○ 1.Sys.Type (System Type) – Select the controlled system type:
1.None, 2.RM (Rack Mount) SSPA, 3.CO (Compact Outdoor) SSPA,
4.vBUC, 5.SystemX (for custom systems), or 6.PMAX (PowerMAX).
○ 2.Sw.Mute (Switch Mute)– Select the switch mute option for the redundant system: 1.SWMute Off; 2.Internal On; 3.External On; 4.All On.
See Section 4.5.2.3 for details.
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○ 3.Atten.Offset (Attenuation Offsets) – Allows the operator to equalize the individual SSPA gain differential. The selected offset is added
to the current level of system attenuation. The sum of the selected
system attenuation and the offset setting is limited to 20 dB maximum.
○ 4.SbyMode (Standby Mode) – Select either 1.Hot Standby or
2.Cold Standby. In Hot Standby mode, standby (offline) amplifier remains fully functional. It is transmitting output signal to the dummy
load. Since the HPA is already fully operational there is no warm up
period. In Hot Standby mode, full output power is immediately available with highest possible gain stability. In Cold Standby mode, the offline unit is placed in a muted state. This mode of operation minimizes
power consumption and slightly improves overall unit MTBF. When
the unit is placed online, it will be unmuted automatically. Once
switched to the online state, the unit will be subject to warm up and
temperature equalization transition its gain may fluctuate slightly
(within specified range). Cold standby typically is not used in systems
where maximum gain/output power stability is required.
○ 5.Back — Returns to the SSPA Ctrl Sub-Menu (Section 3.3.5.8).
3.3.5.9 Back
Returns to the Options Sub-Menu (Section 3.3.5).
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Main Menu
1.Sys Info
2.Com Setup
3.Operation
4.Flt. Setup
1.Fault Window
1.8%
2.12%
3.15%
4.20%
1.13V 900 mA
2.17V 900 mA
5.Options
2.LNA/LNB PS
3.Calibrate LNAs
6.Calibr
4.View
LNA1(mA):XXX LNA2(mA):XXX LNA3(mA):XXX
Cal1(mA):XXX Cal2(mA):XXX Cal3(mA):XXX
3.24V 1500 mA
PS LNA1(v):XX.X
PS LNA3(v):XX.X
PS LNA2(v):XX.X
Figure 3-10: Calibration Parameters Menu
3.3.6 Calibration Menu
The following menu selections allow for calibration of the LNA/LNBs. See Figure 3-10.
When the controller is set up to perform LNA/LNB Fault Tracking, the LNA or LNB
nominal current should be calibrated from the controller.
Set the controller for LNA/LNB Fault Tracking. See Section 3.3.4 and Figure 3-8.
1. Press the Main Menu key;
2. Select 4.Flt. Setup and press the Enter key;
3. Select 1.Mjr. Faults and press the Enter key;
4. Select 1.LNA/LNB and press the Enter key.
3.3.6.1 Flt. Window
Allows the operator to select the sensitivity of the alarm detection. Select from four window settings (8%, 12%, 15% or 20%) which are a percentage of the total current being
consumed by the LNA/LNB. The 8% setting is the most sensitive and 20% is the least
sensitive. The factory default setting is 8%.
3.3.6.2 LNA/LNB PS
Selects between three output voltage ranges for LNA/LNB power supplies: 13V, 17V or
24V output. Maximum average output current in all voltage ranges is 0.9A. Peak current consumption can be up to 1.5A. Attempts to run a continuous 1.5A on a standard
unit may be subject to temperature de-rating.
An optional high power (-HP) controller is available, which features AC power supply
units with forced air cooling, and can output 1.5A per channel continuously with no
temperature de-rating.
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Warning! Some LNB models may not be compatible with 24V PS option. To avoid potential equipment damage, refer to LNB technical
data before enabling this voltage range!
Multiple voltage option can be used to switch between bands of dual or triple band
LNB units or to connect higher power converters. All three channels will switch output
voltage simultaneously. For a detailed description of LNB/LNA power supplies, refer to
Section 5.0.1.
3.3.6.3 Calibrate
Select and press the Enter key to calibrate the system LNAs at the current level.
3.3.6.4 View LNA
Allows the user to view information about the system LNAs.
The resulting window shows current draw values (in milliamps) and the calibration values for each LNA in the system. The display will show “N/A” for LNA3 if the system is
configured as a 1:1 redundant system.
A secondary window, available by pressing the Down Arrow (▼) key, displays the
Power Supply voltages for each LNA.
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Section 4: System Setup
& Control with RCP
4.0 Introduction
This section describes various redundant system setups utilizing features available
with the Teledyne Paradise Datacom Redundant System Controller.
The controller allows monitor and control of all types of amplifiers, from Low Noise
Amplifiers (LNAs), Low Noise Block Converters (LNBs), Solid State Power Amplifiers
(SSPA), Solid State Power Amplifiers with Block Up Converters (SSPBs) or vBUC
amplifiers.
4.1 Operation of 1:1 System with RCP2-1100
Figure 4-1 shows the basic block diagram of a 1:1 redundant system. In normal operation one of the Amplifiers, 1 or 2, is considered the on-line amplifier and the other is in
standby. If a fault condition occurs in the on-line amplifier the standby unit can be
switched into the circuit by moving the transfer switches on the input and output side of
the amplifiers.
Figure 4-1: Block Diagram, 1:1 Redundant System
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4.1.1 LNA / LNB 1:1 Redundant System Operation
This section covers the operation of the RCP2-1100 controller with a Teledyne Paradise Datacom LNA or LNB Redundant System. A typical LNA / LNB redundant system
consists of an outdoor plate assembly, the RCP2-1100 indoor controller, and an interconnecting control cable. Figure 4-2 shows the major components of a typical 1:1 LNA
system.
LNA Plate Assembly
LNA 1
LNA 2
SW 1
Control
PARADISE
DATACOM
Cable,
RCP2-1100
1:1 REDUNDANT
SYSTEM CONTROLLER
RCP2-1100
Figure 4-2: Indoor/Outdoor Components, 1:1 Redundant System
The LNAs or LNBs are powered by the RCP2-1100 Controller via the control cable.
Two power supplies are included in the controller for total system redundancy. The
power supplies are diode connected so that only one supply can operate the system.
The RCP2-1100 supplies +13/17/26 VDC to power the LNA / LNB and +26 VDC to operate the transfer switch. A failure in an LNA or LNB is typically noted by a change in
the DC bias current. The RCP2-1100 has current window comparators that monitor the
current drawn by each unit and will report a fault if the current falls outside of the preset current window. The nominal current and window width setting are factory preset to
the particular LNA / LNB system, however both are easily adjustable via the front panel control. A typical 1:1 Redundant LNA system is shown in Figure 4-3.
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Figure 4-3: Typical Schematic, 1:1 Redundant LNA System
4.1.1.1 LNA/LNB Fault Tracking
To set up the RCP2-1100 for LNA/LNB fault tracking perform the following menu
selections. Press the Main Menu key; select 4.Flt. Setup and press the Enter key;
select 1.Mjr. Faults and press the Enter key; select 1.LNA/LNB and press the Enter
key. This puts the RCP2-1100 in LNA/LNB current monitor mode.
4.1.1.2 LNA / LNB Current Calibration
After the RCP2-1100 has been put in the LNA/LNB fault tracking mode, the LNA or
LNB nominal current should be calibrated by the controller. To perform the current
calibration, press the Main Menu key; select 6.Calibr and press the Enter key; select
3.Calibrate and press the Enter key. This calibrates the normal current consumption
of the LNA/LNBs.
To select the sensitivity of the alarm detection, select 1.Flt.Window and press the
Enter key. Select from four window settings which represent a percentage of the total
current being consumed by the LNA/LNB. The 8% setting is the most sensitive and
20% is the least sensitive. The factory default setting is 8%.
Note: Caution should be used when changing Fault Window settings from the factory
preset. Current variations will occur in equipment naturally as a result of changes in
operating temperature. Consideration should be given to environmental conditions
and, in particular, to operating temperature extremes.
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4.1.2 SSPA 1:1 Redundant System Operation
The RCP2-1100 can be configured to accept external fault inputs at connector J8. The
external alarm inputs operate with a closure to ground input. The alarm inputs are opto
-isolated inputs, exposing +5 VDC (open circuit voltage) at 5 mA maximum short circuit
current. The external alarm inputs can be driven with an appropriate open collector
device or relay contacts. Solid state power amplifier redundant systems typically use a
form C relay summary alarm output to drive the RCP2 external alarm input. A
schematic representation of such a system is shown in Figure 4-4.
SSPA 2
MONITOR &
CONTROL
N.O.
C
Closed on Fault
N.C.
Open on Fault
RF Input
External Alarm
Cable
Transfer Switch
J3
J8
2
4
1
RCP2-1100
P
S
C
F
D
B
U
W
A
Pos 2
1
RF Output
4
2
3
Pos 1
CONTROL CABLE
Closed on Fault
Open on Fault
L
a
b
MONITOR &
CONTROL
SSPA 1
Figure 4-4: Schematic, Typical 1:1 Redundant SSPA System
The external alarm inputs are not limited to SSPA systems. Any device with the
appropriate alarm output circuitry could be connected to the external alarm inputs.
To use the external alarm inputs on the RCP2-1100 they must first be enabled from
the front panel using the following procedure.
4.1.2.1 External Alarm Tracking
Press the Main Menu key; select 4.Flt. Setup and press the Enter key; select 1.Mjr.
Faults and press the Enter key; select 2.External and press the Enter key. This puts
the RCP2-1100 in external alarm monitor mode
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4.2 Operation of 1:2 System with RCP2-1200
Figure 4-5 shows the basic block diagram of a 1:2 redundant system. In normal operation amplifiers 1 and 3 are considered the on-line amplifiers while amplifier 2 is in
standby. If a fault conditions occurs in either one of the on-line amplifiers, the standby
unit can be switched into the circuit by moving the transfer switches on the input and
output side of the amplifiers. The amplifiers could be Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs),
Low Noise Block Converters (LNBs), Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA), or Solid
State Power Amplifiers with Block Up Converters (SSPBs).
Figure 4-5: Block Diagram, 1:2 Redundant System
A priority can be assigned to either the Polarity 1 or Polarity 2 switch path in the event
that both online amplifiers were to fail.
4.2.1 LNA / LNB 1:2 Redundant System Operation
This section covers the operation of the RCP2-1200 controller with a Paradise Datacom LNA or LNB Redundant System. A typical LNA / LNB redundant system consists
of an outdoor plate assembly, the RCP2-1200 indoor controller, and an interconnecting
control cable. Figure 4-6 shows the major components of a typical 1:2 LNA system.
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POL 1 INPUT
POL 2 INPUT
LNA Plate Assembly
LNA 1
LNA 2
LNA 3
Control
PARADISE
DATACOM
Cable,
RCP2-1200
1:2 REDUNDANT
SYSTEM CONTROLLER
RCP2-1200
Figure 4-6: System Components, 1:2 Redundant LNA System
The LNAs or LNBs are powered by the RCP2-1200 Controller via the control cable.
Two power supplies are included in the controller for total system redundancy. The
power supplies are diode connected so that only one supply can operate the system.
The RCP2-1200 supplies +13/17/26 VDC to power the LNA / LNB and +26 VDC to operate the transfer switches.
The RCP2-1200 will keep track of the three independent LNA/LNB systems, keeping
the link with the most failures in a given time offline. This is reset each time the user
manually overrides the system by selecting one of the units from the front panel of the
RCP2-1200.
A failure in an LNA or LNB is typically noted by a change in the DC bias current. The
RCP2-1200 has current window comparators that monitor the current drawn by each
unit and will report a fault if the current falls outside of the preset current window. The
nominal current and window width setting are factory preset to the particular LNA / LNB
system, however both are easily adjustable via the front panel control.
A typical 1:2 Redundant LNA System is shown in Figure 4-7.
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Figure 4-7: Schematic, Typical 1:2 Redundant LNA System
4.2.1.1 LNA/LNB Fault Tracking
To set up the RCP2-1200 for LNA/LNB fault tracking perform the following menu
selections. Press the Main Menu key; select 4.Flt. Setup and press the Enter key;
select 1.Mjr. Faults and press the Enter key; select 1.LNA/LNB and press the Enter
key. This puts the RCP2-1200 in LNA/LNB current monitor mode
4.2.1.2 LNA / LNB Current Calibration
After the RCP2-1100 has been put in the LNA/LNB fault tracking mode, the LNA or
LNB nominal current should be calibrated by the controller. To perform the current
calibration, press the Main Menu key; select 6.Calibr and press the Enter key; select
3.Calibrate and press the Enter key. This calibrates the normal current consumption
of the LNA/LNBs.
To select the sensitivity of the alarm detection, select 1.Flt.Window and press the Enter key. Select from four window settings which represent a percentage of the total current being consumed by the LNA/LNB. The 8% setting is the most sensitive and 20%
is the least sensitive. The factory default setting is 8%.
Note: Caution should be used when changing Fault Window settings from the factory
preset. Current variations will occur in equipment naturally as a result of changes in
operating temperature. Consideration should be given to environmental conditions
and, in particular, to operating temperature extremes.
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4.2.2 SSPA 1:2 Redundant System Operation
The RCP2-1200 can be configured to accept external fault inputs at connector J8 (See
Section 2.4.6). The external alarm inputs operate with a closure to ground input. The
alarm inputs are opto-isolated inputs that expose +5 VDC, open circuit voltage, at
5 mA maximum short circuit current. The external alarm inputs can be driven by an
appropriate open collector device or relay contacts. Redundant systems typically use a
form C relay summary alarm output to drive the RCP2 external alarm input. A typical
block diagram representation of such a system is shown in Figure 4-8.
Figure 4-8: Block Diagram, 1:2 SSPA Redundant System
The external alarm inputs are not limited to SSPA systems. Any device with the
appropriate alarm output circuitry could be connected to the external alarm inputs.
To use the external alarm inputs on the RCP2-1200 they must first be enabled from
the front panel using the following procedure.
4.2.2.1 External Alarm Tracking
Press the Main Menu key; select 4.Flt. Setup and press the Enter key; select 1.Mjr.
Faults and press the Enter key; select 2.External and press the Enter key. This puts
the RCP2-1100 in external alarm monitor mode.
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4.3 Operation of 1:1 Fixed Phase Combined System with FPRC-1100
The 1:1 Fixed Phase Combined Redundant System is a popular system architecture
that enables two Solid State Power Amplifiers to operate as a normal 1:1 redundant
system or a phase combined system. The basic system topology is very similar to a
1:1 redundant system and is shown in Figure 4-9. An additional switch is included
which allows either amplifier to be individually routed to the antenna or connect both
amplifiers to a waveguide combiner. The combined system output power is then routed
to the antenna. The operation is very similar to the older generation variable phase
ratio combiner (VPRC) techniques.
Amp 1
RF Input
RF Output
Amp 2
Figure 4-9: Block Diagram, 1:1 Fixed Phase Combined System
System designers find that the 1:1 Fixed Phase Combined Amplifier System topology
is a cost effective solution to realizing higher power amplifier systems. For slightly more
investment over a traditional 1:1 redundant system, the operator can have the capability of doubling the individual amplifier output power when conditions may require additional power. This is helpful when either atmospheric conditions require more power or
if additional satellite traffic requires higher power capacity.
The FPRC-1100 controller is specifically designed to handle such an amplifier system.
It not only handles all of the traditional fault monitoring and switching duties but also
provides an overall system monitor and control facility. The FPRC-1100 can adjust the
system gain over a 20 dB range without the need to adjust each of the amplifiers
individually. It also provides a convenient display of the overall system output power.
Individual amplifier monitor and control can all be achieved through the FPRC-1100
either locally via the front panel or by remote serial communication.
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4.4 Operation of 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined System with FPRC-1200
The 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined Redundant System is a popular system architecture
that enables Solid State Power Amplifiers to achieve higher output power levels while
building in a level of redundancy. The basic system topology is similar to a 1:2
redundant system and is shown in Figure 4-10. Amplifiers #1 and #3 are normally
online. The outputs of #1 and #3 are directed by the waveguide switches into a fixed
phase combiner such as a waveguide “magic tee” style combiner. In the event of a
failure of either on line amplifier, the standby amplifier, #2, can be switched in place of
either #1 or #3 and the system maintains full output power.
Amp 1
RF Input
Amp 2
RF Output
Standby
Amp 3
Figure 4-10: Block Diagram, 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined System
System designers find that the 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined Amplifier System topology
is a very cost effective solution to realizing higher power amplifier systems. For example, it is less expensive to configure a 1 kW C-Band redundant system using (3) 500W
Compact Outdoor Amplifiers in a 1:2 Fixed Phase Combined redundant system than it
is to use (2) 1 kW amplifiers in a traditional 1:1 Redundant System.
The FPRC-1200 controller is specifically designed to handle such an amplifier system.
It not only handles all traditional fault monitoring and switching duties but also
provides an overall system monitor and control facility. The FPRC-1200 can adjust the
system gain over a 20 dB range without the need to adjust each of the three amplifiers
individually. It also provides a convenient display of the overall system output power.
Individual amplifier monitor and control can also be achieved through the FPRC-1200
either locally via the front panel or by remote serial communication.
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4.5 RCP Remote Control of System SSPAs
RCP units that meet certain conditions are capable of remote control of system SSPAs
through the RCP Local Serial Port (J5).
Note: The following features are supported only with firmware version
2.2.00 and above. To verify your unit firmware version browse to the
SysID screen on the front panel. If the firmware version is below 2.2.00,
the unit’s firmware can be upgraded to the proper version by the user.
Systems may contain up to three amplifiers (consisting of the Teledyne Paradise
Datacom Compact Outdoor, Rack Mount SSPAs, or vBUC amplifiers) and a remote RF
Power Meter. The SSPAs and RF Power Meter must be connected to the RCP Local
Serial Port (J5) via RS485 4-wire or 2-wire interface. All connected components must
utilize Teledyne Paradise Datacom String Serial Protocol at 9600 Baud.
If properly configured, the RCP will allow the user to remotely change the Mute Status
and Attenuation Level of the connected units, and monitor the Output RF Power.
Under such control, all connected units are exclusively controlled by the RCP unit and
any new unit added to the system will be automatically adjusted to the selected
Attenuation Level and Mute State.
Units equipped with firmware version 3.30 or later have extended remote system monitoring features, including the ability to monitor and display individual unit temperature
and ambient temperature (if the system is equipped with a Teledyne Paradise Datacom remote RF Power Meter). Moreover, the unit has an additional option to mute a
sub-system during the period of switchover (see Section 3.3.5.8).
Note: The SSPA fault status is not controlled via the serial line, therefore
all controlled SSPA summary alarm lines still have to be connected to the
RCP External Alarms Port (J8). A Teledyne Paradise Datacom Remote
RF Power Meter can be powered up either from the RCP unit (when remote control mode is enabled, the RCP will automatically turn on its LNA/
LNB Power supplies) or from an external DC power source with the following characteristics: Output voltage +13/17/26V; Minimum Output Current 300 mA.
Starting with RCP firmware version 3.40, the RCP supports External Reflected Power
Monitoring. Monitor unit supports measurement of overall system Reflected Power
within 20 dBm range with +/-1 dBm accuracy. The current value of the Reflected power
can be viewed on the first informative screen of subsystem menus or accessed
through the remote control interface. Outside of specified range, the accuracy of measurement is not guaranteed. If the supplied system is not equipped with this feature, the
monitor value of reflected power on the front panel VFD will indicated as “N/A”.
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4.5.1 Configuring the RCP for Remote Control Mode
The RCP unit has to be configured to support remote control of the system. To do so,
perform the following steps:
1.Press the Main Menu key on the RCP front panel;
2.Select 5.Options and press the Enter key;
3.Select 6.More and press the Enter key;
4.Select 3.SSPA and press the Enter key;
5.Select 3.System Type and press the Enter key;
6.Select 2.RM SSPA if you want to control a system of Rack Mount SSPAs,
Select 3.CO SSPA if you want to control a system of Compact Outdoor
SSPAs, or Select 4.vBUC if you want to control a system of vBUC amplifiers, then press the Enter key. To disable the remote control feature, select
1.None and press the Enter key;
7.Select 4.View and press the Enter key;
Your RCP unit is now ready to control a remote system. After the RCP unit is configured to control a remote system, make sure the system is correctly wired. See Tables
4-1, 4-2 and 4-3 for proper wiring.
Table 4-1: Compact Outdoor SSPA Wiring
RCP2 J5 Serial Local
SSPA1 M&C J4*
SSPA2 M&C J4
SSPA3 M&C J4
1,9 (RX+; 120 Ohm Termination)
T (TX+)
T (TX+)
T (TX+)
2 (RX-)
E (TX-)
E (TX-)
E (TX-)
3 (TX-)
F (RX-)
F (RX-)
F (RX-)
4 (TX+)
U (RX+)
U (RX+)
U (RX+)
B,V (Mute In, GND)
B,V (Mute In, GND)
B,V (Mute In, GND)
SSPA1 M&C J4
SSPA2 M&C J4
SSPA3 M&C J4
5 (Ground)
RCP2 J8 Ext. Alarm
1 (Ext. Alarm 1)
b (Summary open on
fault)
2 (Ext. Alarm 2)
b (Summary open
on fault)
3 (Ext. Alarm 3)
4 (Ground)
b (Summary open on
fault)
a (Summary
Common)
a (Summary
Common)
a (Summary
Common)
* If the cable length exceeds 50 ft., a termination resistor of 120 Ohms must be installed between F and U of the
SSPA1 M&C J4 connector.
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Table 4-2: Rack Mount SSPA Wiring
RCP2 J5 Serial Local
SSPA1 Serial Main
J4
SSPA2 Serial Main
J4
SSPA3 Serial Main
J4
1,9 (RX+; 120 Ohm Termination)
1 (TX+)
1 (TX+)
1 (TX+)
2 (RX-)
2 (TX-)
2 (TX-)
2 (TX-)
3 (TX-)
3 (RX-)
3 (RX-)
3 (RX-)
4 (TX+)
4,9 (RX+; 120 Ohm
Termination)
4,9 (RX+; 120 Ohm
Termination)
4,9 (RX+; 120 Ohm
Termination)
5 (GND)
5 (GND)
5 (GND)
SSPA1 Serial Main
J4
SSPA2 Serial Main
J4
SSPA3 Serial Main
J4
5 (Ground)
RCP2 J8 Ext. Alarm
1 (Ext. Alarm 1)
8 (Summary open
on fault)
2 (Ext. Alarm 2)
8 (Summary open
on fault)
3 (Ext. Alarm 3)
8 (Summary open
on fault)
4 (Ground)
7 (Summary
Common)
7 (Summary
Common)
7 (Summary
Common)
Table 4-3: vBUC Wiring
RCP2 J5 Serial Local
vBUC1 Serial Main
J4*
vBUC2 Serial Main
J4
vBUC3 Serial Main
J4
1,9 (RX+; 120 Ohm Termination)
R (TX+)
R (TX+)
R (TX+)
2 (RX-)
U (TX-)
U (TX-)
U (TX-)
3 (TX-)
U (RX-)
U (RX-)
U (RX-)
4 (TX+)
R (RX+)
R (RX+)
R (RX+)
5 (Ground)
RCP2 J8 Ext. Alarm
1 (Ext. Alarm 1)
L (Isolated GND);
L (Isolated GND);
J,K (Ext. Mute, GND) J,K (Ext. Mute, GND)
vBUC1 M&C J4
vBUC2 M&C J4
vBUC3 M&C J4
D (Summary open
on fault)
2 (Ext. Alarm 2)
D (Summary open
on fault)
3 (Ext. Alarm 3)
4 (Ground)
L (Isolated GND);
J,K (Ext. Mute, GND)
D (Summary open
on fault)
F (Summary
Common)
F (Summary
Common)
F (Summary
Common)
* If the cable length exceeds 50 ft., a termination resistor of 120 Ohms must be installed between R and U of the
vBUC1 M&C J4 connector.
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All attached units must be properly configured in order to work under RCP Remote
Control. The following parameters must be set for each unit:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Serial Protocol to “Normal” or “String”;
Selected Baud Rate to 9600;
Type of Serial Interface to “RS485”;
Unique address selected as follows:
A.SSPA1=1;
B.SSPA2=2;
C.SSPA3=3
D.Remote RF Power Meter=4.
4.5.2 Controlling PowerMAX Systems
Starting with firmware version 6.00, the controller has the capability to remotely control
PowerMAX systems. The unit is capable of simultaneous control of three independent
PowerMAX systems. Each PowerMAX system must be configured for Floating Master
Mode (for details on this mode, see the PowerMAX manual).
As with control over an individual HPA, PowerMAX systems have to be configured for
a specific Master response serial address: 1, 2 and 3. Unique HPA chassis in the system must be set outside of the control address range. Recommended addressing for
individual chassis are: 11 to 18 for the first system; 21 to 28 for the second; and 31 to
38 for the third.
Each PowerMAX system will be viewed as single HPA unit and top level parameters
will be monitored by the controller.
PowerMAX is essentially a N+1 redundancy system where any HPA chassis can perform the master controller functions. In order for the controller to automatically connect
to the current master unit, a RS-485 connection to all HPAs in the connected systems
must be provided.
Since the total number of connected units may reach 24 units, care must be observed
when the RS-485 network is laid out. Racks need to be daisy chained with 4-wire twisted pair cable and line termination enabled only on the farthest RS-485 node.
PowerMAX control mode is different from regular RM SSPA, therefore selection of the
appropriate mode from remote control system selection is important.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Press the Main Menu key on the RCP front panel;
Select 5.Options and press the Enter key;
Select 6.More and press the Enter key;
Select 3.SSPA and press the Enter key;
Select 3.System Type and press the Enter key;
Select 6.PMax then press the Enter key.
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4.5.2 Using M&C Features of RCP to Control a SSPA System
All SSPA control-related functions are grouped on the same menu, the SSPA control
menu. To access the SSPA control menu, perform the following sequence on the RCP
front panel:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Main Menu key;
Select 5.Options and press the Enter key;
Select 6.More and press the Enter key;
Select 2.SSPA Ctrl and press the Enter key.
The SSPA control menu will be displayed on the front panel VFD as follows:
1.SSPA Info
2.Attenuation
3.Mute
4.Units
5.More
All of the following steps describe RCP remote operation of an SSPA, and assume the
user has already selected the SSPA control menu.
4.5.2.1 Change Mute State
To change the overall mute state of a controlled SSPA system from the RCP, perform
the following steps:
1. Select 3.Mute and press the Enter key;
2. Select desired Mute state and press the Enter key;
4.5.2.2 Change Attenuation Level
To change the overall attenuation level of a controlled SSPA system from the RCP,
perform the following steps:
1. Select 2.Attenuation and press the Enter key;
2. Select the desired level of attenuation and press the Enter key;
4.5.2.3 Change Switch Mute Option Value
The following option was introduced into the RCP control setup to overcome a problem
with microwave arcing, which may potentially damage a switching component if
switching RF power exceeds 400 Watts. This particular problem becomes a critical
issue if coaxial RF pass switches are used.
In general, all Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPAs are well protected against high
reflected power conditions which may take place during output microwave switchover.
But with certainty, waveguide or coaxial switches will develop an internal electrical arc
during switchover if the output power is significant. Such conditions, will not lead to
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instant failure, but over time may diminish some critical RF switch characteristics.
If this option is enabled, the system ability to output RF power will be bonded to the
switch position sensing circuitry. This circuitry consists of the following components: a
RCP electronic switch position detector; a wiring harness between the RCP and RF
switch; and RF switch position sensors. Failure of the above components will lead to
break in transmission.
Paradise Datacom LLC strongly recommends not to enable this option unless absolutely necessary.
Note: In order to enable switch muting, the system sub type must be selected to either CO SSPA, RM SSPA or vBUC! If the system type set to
“None,” the switch muting setting will be inhibited.
There are four selections under this option: No muting (“1.SWMute OFF”); internal
muting (“2.Internal On”); external muting (“3.External On”) or all switch muting is on
(“4.All ON”).
Internal muting refers to the particular RCP unit itself. If the position of one of the
controlled RF switches changes or is about to change, the RCP will mute the SSPA
subsystem by issuing a special “mute command” over the RS485 serial interface.
When the RF switch position indicator detects that the switch reliably reached Position1 or Position2, a “Mute Off” command will be issued to the SSPA subsystem over
the serial interface. If the switch gets stuck between positions, the system will remain
muted until the situation is resolved or the Switch Mute option is turned off.
4.5.2.4 Units
This option allows the user to select the RF Power measurement units (measured in
either dBm or Watts) reported on the front panel and remote interface. Both Forward
and Reflected RF power sensor measurements will be affected.
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4.6 View SSPA System Info
To verify a selection on the SSPA control menu, select 4.View and press the Enter
key. The selected attenuation, forward RF power level, system mute state and type of
the selected system will be displayed on the front panel VFD.
Note: The Forward RF Power Level can be displayed only if a Teledyne
Paradise Datacom remote RF Power Meter was included in the system.
Otherwise, this item will display “N/A” for not available.
SSPA sub system info page 1 pertains to conditions and settings common to all
SSPAs in a subsystem (RCP firmware version 3.10 or better).
Atten.(dB) is the current level of subsystem attenuation. All SSPAs in the system are
adjusted simultaneously and have same level of attenuation.
Mute – Indicates the overall mute state of the subsystem. Mute state is applied to all
connected SSPAs, the mute state of an individual SSPA can’t be different then the
system mute state.
FrwrdRF(Watts/dBm) – System forward RF power detector readout (if equipped). The
readout can be represented in Watts or dBms. If the subsystem is not equipped with
this power detector, the readout will display N/A.
Ref.RF(Watts/dBm) (RCP firmware version 3.40 or better) – Readout from system
reflected RF power detector (if equipped). The readout can be represented in Watts or
dBms. (see Units menu selection). If the subsystem is not equipped with this power
detector, readout will display N/A.
SSPA sub system info page 2 (RCP firmware version 3.60 or better) pertains to
individual SSPA output power levels.
UnitRFx(dBm) – The forward RF output level of each individual SSPA. The readout
can be represented in dBms only. The value of an individual forward RF power is
measured on the output flange of a particular SSPA. If the SSPA unit is not present in
the system, readout will indicate N/A.
Important! Real system output power most likely will be different from
this parameter. In 1:1 or 1:2 systems, losses in switching and waveguide
systems are not accounted. In phase combined systems, real output
power will depend on the combining configuration. For system output
power, refer to FrwrdRF(Watts/dBm) on SSPA subsystem info page 1.
SSPA sub system info page 3 (RCP firmware version 3.10 or better) pertains to each
individual SSPA unit’s core temperature and ambient temperature.
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Ambient(C) – ambient temperature readout in °C. This readout is available only on the
systems equipped with forward RF power sensor, otherwise it will indicate N/A.
Unitx(C) – is an individual SSPA unit’s core temperature in °C. If a unit is not present
in the current system configuration, value will read N/A.
SSPA sub system info page 4 (RCP firmware version 3.60 or better) pertains to
individual SSPA unit’s DC current consumption.
UnitDCx(Amp) – DC current consumption of a SSPA unit, measured in Amperes. If a
unit is not present in the current system configuration, value will read N/A.
SSPA sub system info page 5 (RCP firmware version 3.30 or better) pertains to
additional subsystem settings.
System Type – is the type of connected SSPA subsystem. Possible readout: Compact
– for subsystem of Compact Outdoor SSPAs; RM – for subsystem of Rack Mount
SSPAs; and vBUC – for subsystem of vBUC amplifiers.
SWMute – is type of switch muting implemented on the current system. Off – no switch
muting; External – for external switch muting input; Internal – for switching associated
with this RCP unit; Both – utilization of switch muting inputs.
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4.7 Advanced System Level Troubleshooting with RCP
The RCP controller offers the ability to control various systems, which can include
various subcomponents. In some cases it is important to quickly pinpoint a faulty
component without system disintegration. The RCP controller offers such capabilities.
The following section describes the troubleshooting procedure for some systems.
4.7.1 Scenario 1
A 1:2 system contains devices connected to the RCP external port (SSPA) as well as
an array of LNA devices connected to the Plate assembly port. Major faults are
configured to track both types of fault. Fault logic is set to “High”. The RCP indicates a
Unit1 fault. To determine which component of the controlled setup is failed, scroll down
to System Info Page 4 and verify the status of the “LNA faults” and “SSPA faults”
items. One or both items should indicate “1----”.
If the faulted element is found in the LNA setup, the user can double-check what
caused it. Perform the following steps: Press the Main Menu key; select 6.Calibration
and press the Enter key; select 4.View CalPoints and press the Enter key. The VFD
will display the advanced LNA/LNB debugging screen, which will show calibration
points and current consumption for each LNA. Note the difference between the “LNA1
(mA)” and “Cal1(mA)” values displayed on the screen.
If the faulted element is found in the SSPA setup, double-check the fault causing the
problem by selecting Info page 5. Note the state of the “ExtFaults” item, which should
indicate “Aux-111 HPA001”. This explains why unit 1 was considered as faulted (note
logic “high” state “1” in “HPA001 “).
4.7.2 Scenario 2
In a 1:2 SSPA system with 5 auxiliary devices connected to the RCP external faults
port, the RCP utilizes “fault on high” logic. Auxiliary faults are enabled.
An auxiliary fault indicates “Fault” condition. To find which auxiliary line indicates fault,
browse to Info page 5. Note the value of “ExtFaults” item.
AUX-[Unit 3][Unit 2][Unit 1], where the “#” in “Unit #” is either “1” or “0”. A “0” indicates
a fault and “1” indicates no fault.
So if the value shown on the display is “AUX-011 HPA000”, that indicates a fault state
for auxiliary devices connected to auxiliary port lines 2 and 1.
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Section 5: Theory of Operation
5.0 Design Philosophy
The RCP series of redundant controllers was designed to achieve a new level in high
reliability, maintenance free operation. A tightly integrated modular assembly approach
has been used to realize an extremely versatile controller while maintaining its user
friendly operator interface. Five basic building blocks are combined in the RCP
redundant controller:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Redundant Power Supplies
Digital Core Board Assembly
I/O Board Assembly
Vacuum Fluorescent Display
Front Panel Mimic Display
5.0.1 Redundant Power Supplies
A block diagram of the controller is shown in Figure 5-1. Two power supplies are
provided in the controller. These supplies can be connected to two independent AC
sources for absolute system redundancy. Either supply is capable of operating the
controller and its associated transfer switches. Both power supplies have universal
input capability operating over an input voltage range of 85 to 265 VAC and line
frequencies of 47 to 63 Hz. The power supplies have a power factor of 0.93 ensuring
minimum line harmonic products. Each power supply produces +26 VDC.
The RCP2 provides three channel power outputs for connecting external LNA/LNB
units. In standard configuration, each LNA/LNB channel can be selected to supply 13V
or 17V with up to 900 mA DC current output. Output voltage is user-selectable either
from the front panel menu or over the remote control interface. The -HP model
provides an additional 24V 1500 mA output option for use with higher power external
equipment.
All channels are protected from overload and will reduce output if the maximum power
output capacity is exceeded by an external load.
Note for 24V 1500 mA channel output: In order to provide an equal
load to both internal AC/DC supplies, channels derive their power asymmetrically: Channel 1 from PS2, Channel 3 from PS1; and Channel 2
from either PS2 or PS1. See Figure 5-1. This configuration allows default
standby Channel 2 to power up in case one of the AC/DC power supplies
fails. In order to conserve power from the remaining power supply, the
LNA/LNB channel will reduce its power output to 13V, 900 mA.
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28V 5 Amp peak output
to RF Switch Drive
PS Overload Protection
PS2 28V 7A*
PS1 28V 7A*
LNA1
PS
LNA2
PS
LNA3
PS
13V/17V/24V On/Off Select
+13V/17V/24V
0.9/1.5A*
+13V/17V/24V
0.9A/1.5A*
+13V/17V/24V
0.9A/1.5A*
+13V/17V/24V Out to LNA/LNB Plate
* Continuous 1.5A output only available with -HP version,
Standard RCP2 4A with 1.5A peak current, 0.9A continuous
Figure 5-1: Block Diagram, Power Supply Configuration
5.0.2 Digital Core Board
The Digital Core Board is operated by microcontroller unit. All digital I/O lines feature
transient absorbing devices and a ground isolated barrier for extra protection. The
power supply lines are protected by current limiting devices. The digital core board also
contains a USB port that allows the RCP to be firmware upgradeable in the field.
5.0.3 I/O Board Assembly
The I/O Board Assembly contains the primary parallel (hardware) interface circuitry of
the controller. It is physically attached to the Digital Core Board by a 40-pin header.
The I/O Board provides user selectable output voltage: +13, 17 and 24 VDC supply
output for the LNB units.
Each output on a standard unit can supply continuously up to 0.9A and up to 1.5A in
peak current. The -HP version can supply 1.5A continuously. All channels are short circuit protected. The 10 Form C relays and opto isolated inputs for the parallel I/O inter72
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face are included on this board assembly. A series of rugged N-channel enhancement
mode MOSFET devices provide the current sink circuitry to drive either one or two
waveguide transfer switches.
5.0.4 Vacuum Fluorescent Display
Rarely found in redundant controllers, the RCP provides a large 2 line by 40 character
alphanumeric display. This provides an extremely user friendly interface. The VFD is
directly interfaced to the microcontroller via the address and data bus. Virtually all of
the controller’s setup and adjustments are accessible from the VFD display. There is
no need to access the interior of the controller to make any setup changes.
5.0.5 Front Panel Mimic Display
The front panel display is a densely integrated array of LEDs and switches that
comprise an important part of the user friendly interface. A great deal of human
engineering has gone into the design of this membrane panel. A full complement of
alarm indicators are provided along with the mimic display which shows the switch
positions of the redundant system. Four separate navigation keys along with a separate Enter key allow the user to easily navigate the firmware menu on the Vacuum Fluorescent Display. Separate keys have been provided for frequently used functions, further enhancing the controller’s ease of use.
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5.1 Control Cable Considerations
The RCP series of redundant controllers is designed to drive negative 28 VDC latching
style transfer switches. Latching means that the switch has a self cutoff and does not
require continuous current consumption. Some commonly used waveguide transfer
switches used in Teledyne Paradise Datacom Redundant Systems are given in Table
5-1.
Table 5-1: Commonly Used Waveguide Transfer Switches
Part Number
Description
Manufacturer
Voltage Range
Current
10.7-14.5 GHz
75SBOS
Sector
-20 to -30 VDC
0.80 Amps
Waveguide/Coax
5.8-6.4 GHz
3NBGS
Sector
-20 to -30 VDC
2 Amps
Waveguide/Coax
3.7-4.2 GHz
2SBGS
Sector
-20 to -30 VDC
3 Amps
Waveguide/Coax
1.7-2.6 GHz
4BF
Sector
-20 to -30 VDC
4 Amps
Waveguide
As Table 5-1 shows, the switch drive current is dependent on the frequency band
which determines the physical size of the switch motor. Therefore the system designer
must consider the resistive cable losses when choosing a control cable length.
Similarly, the system designer must ensure use of the proper cable insulation for the
particular installation. Teledyne Paradise Datacom uses both standard service and
burial grade for redundant system control cables. Standard service cable has a PVC
jacket which is ultra violet ray (UV) stable in outdoor use. However, standard service
cable should not be immersed in water or be buried underground for long periods of
time. For such applications, burial grade cable should be installed.
The controller sources a maximum +26 VDC @ 5 Amps to the transfer switch. A typical
-28 VDC waveguide switch will operate over a range of -20 to -30 volts. Therefore, the
minimum voltage required at the waveguide switch is -20 VDC. Using this as a design
guideline, the control cable should be sized so that it does not drop more than 6 VDC
from the controller to the switch.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom control cables utilize 20 conductors of #18 AWG stranded
wire. The control cable schematic is shown in Figure 5-2. The resistance of #18 AWG
stranded wire is 6.5 ohms per 1000 feet. The controller switch connector (J3) allows
contacts for two wires per switch connection. Therefore, two conductors can be paralleled for both the source and return lines for the transfer switch. With a maximum allowable voltage drop of 6 volts, this equates to a 3 volt drop in the source wires and 3
volt drop in the return wires. This is shown schematically in Figure 5-2. Using four (4)
parallel #18 AWG conductors gives a resultant cable resistance of 1.6 ohms per 1000
feet, or 0.0016 ohms per foot.
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3V DROP TO SWITCH
#18 AWG
#18 AWG
+26 VDC
TO SWITCH
3V DROP FROM SWITCH
20 VDC FROM SWITCH
J3
Figure 5-2: Cable Losses to Transfer Switch
To calculate the maximum cable length that can be accommodated to the transfer
switch, first consider the current draw by the switch either from the manufacturer’s data
or from Table 5-1. Next divide this current into 6 volts. This gives the maximum cable
resistance to and from the switch. Finally, divide this cable resistance by 0.0016 ohms/
ft. to find the maximum cable length. This is shown in the following example:
Switch Current draw = 3 Amps
6 V / 3 Amps = 2 ohms (maximum cable resistance)
2 ohms/0.0016 ohms/ft. = 1250 ft.;
maximum cable length using (4) #18 AWG connectors
Table 5-2 gives the maximum cable length for some popular switches.
Table 5-2: Maximum Cable Length for Selected Switches (Single Switch Systems)
Part Number Description
Manufacturer
Maximum Cable Length
75SBOS
10.7-14.5 GHz Waveguide/Coax
Sector
4,690 ft. (1,430 m)
3NBGS
5.8-6.4 GHz Waveguide/Coax
Sector
1,880 ft. (572 m)
2SBGS
3.7-4.2 GHz Waveguide/Coax
Sector
1,250 ft. (381 m)
4BF
1.7-2.6 GHz Waveguide
Sector
938 ft. (286 m)
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Section 6: Maintenance
& Troubleshooting
6.0 Introduction
The RCP series of redundant controllers has been designed to be maintenance free.
The only user replaceable parts are the AC input fuses.
6.1 Fuse Replacement
The AC input fuses are 2 Amp Slow Blow style fuses and are accessible at the AC
input entry module. Figure 6-1 shows the location of the input fuses as well as internal
part identification. The fuse part number is Littlefuse 217002, 2 Amp.
REMOVABLE
POWER
SUPPLY
I/O BOARD
REMOVABLE
POWER
SUPPLY
DIGITAL CORE BOARD
FUSE
FUSE
Figure 6-1: Controller Internal Part Identification and Rear Panel Fuse Location
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6.2 Firmware Programming
Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s digital engineers continually strive to improve the performance of RCP2 software and firmware. As this occurs, software and firmware upgrades are made available.
The DigiCore5 controller board allows two methods for upgrading the unit firmware:
•
•
Upgrade over HTTP link by using web browser;
Over programming USB connector J1;
The web upgrade is performed over the RCP2 IP port and does not require any special
software. It can be performed through any suitable web browser.
Upgrade over the USB port requires the installation of specific hardware USB drivers
and batch scripts.
6.2.1 Required Hardware
The following equipment/hardware is necessary to perform the firmware upgrade.
•
•
Depending on type of upgrade: Win7/XP PC with USB port or PC with
available 10/100 Base-T port;
Mini USB cable or Ethernet patch cable;
6.2.2 Required Software
For web upgrade:
• Web browser (IE, Chrome or Firefox);
For USB upgrade:
• USB FTDI VCP drivers. Drivers need to be installed before making a connection between the PC and the SSPA USB programming port. Visit the
FTDI web page (http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm) for the latest
set of virtual COM port (VCP) drivers.
• RCP2 field programing utility. Contact Teledyne Paradise Datacom technical support to obtain the latest version. The Field Programming utility is
typically not required for installation.
• Firmware image upgrade file: code.bin.
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6.2.3 Web Upgrade Procedure
The web upgrade is the preferred method of upgrading the firmware.
Upgrading unit with incompatible firmware image may damage the equipment hardware. To ensure the proper firmware image file is used, contact Teledyne Paradise
Datacom technical support. Write down your current firmware version. You may want
also request image file of the current firmware in case it becomes necessary to revert
back to the original.
1. Connect the unit to a 10/100 Base-T network or to a PC 10/100 Base-T network adapter. See Appendix A.
2. Open a web browser window (Chrome, Firefox or IE are preferred). Enter the
following address in the location window of the browser:
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/fw/
where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IPv4 address of the unit. Press Enter.
3. The Upload Form is password protected. An authentication window should
come up to ensure authorization. Use “admin” as user name and the web
logon password (default password is “paradise”). Click the “Log in” button
(see Figure 6-2).
Figure 6-2: Web Upgrade Authentication Window
4. The firmware upload form will load in the browser window (See Figure 6-3).
Click the “Choose File” button and select the firmware image code.bin file
provided by technical support.
Figure 6-3: Firmware Upload Form
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5. Click the “Upload” button. A warning message will appear; click the “OK” button (See Figure 6-4).
Figure 6-4: Proceed With Upgrade Prompt
6. The upload process will begin and the form will be informing about loading
process (See Figure 6-5). Do not interrupt this process and wait until its
completion with positive or negative result. The process may take up to 15
minutes. When completed, the form will notify about end of process. See
Figure 6-6.
Figure 6-5: Upload Process Message
Figure 6-6: Upload Completed Message
7. During the upgrade process, the unit remains fully functional. The new firmware will stay dormant until the next reboot of the control card. Reboot the
controller card by selecting the relevant front panel menu or by cycling power
to the unit. Browse to the front panel menu firmware information page and
verify the installed version.
8. If the load process was interrupted, for any reason, the unit may not operate
properly after a reboot. It is still possible to recover from the problem by applying firmware upload over USB port. See Section 3.1.4.4 for details.
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6.2.4 USB Port Upgrade Procedure
1. Contact Teledyne Paradise Datacom support to obtain the latest firmware
image and field programing utility. The programming utility package includes
an RFU upload utility, a script file and FTDI USB drivers. Use the USB upgrade method only if the web upgrade has failed!
2. Install FTDI VCP driver on the target PC;
3. Connect the USB mini port J1 at the back of unit to an available PC USB
port. Warning! Connecting J1 to a PC USB will interrupt normal operation of
the unit.
4. After connecting the unit, the target PC should recognize the newly connected hardware and connect to it using the previously installed VCP FTDI drivers. Wait until this process is complete. Check the Windows device manager
Ports section and note the newly added USB Serial Port (See Figure 6-7).
You will need a COM port designator in the next step.
Figure 6-7: Windows Device Manager > Ports
5. Locate and run Upgrade.bat script file which was provided in firmware upgrade package. File will open command prompt window and request programing serial port designator. Enter port designator located in previous step
and then press “Enter”. The script file will start downloading a new image file
to the unit. The resulting window is shown in Figure 6-8;
Figure 6-8: Command Window Showing Program Prompts
6. Unplug the USB cable from the control card. The unit should restart with the
new firmware image.
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6.3 Restoring Factory Pre-set Settings on RCP2/FPRC
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom Redundant System Controller comes with factorypreset settings specific to the default system specifications. This factory setup can be
restored at any time either automatically or manually.
Important: Automatic restoration will restore complete factory setup
(including COM settings and miscellaneous fault handling). Manual restoration has to be done one item at a time and only settings critical to system operation will be restored.
6.3.1 Automatic Restore
To restore settings automatically, follow these simple steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the front panel keypad, press the Main Menu key;
Select menu item 5.Options and press the Enter key;
Select menu item 2.Restore and press the Enter key;
Select menu item 2.Restore Fctry and press the Enter key;
Default factory setup is now restored; sequentially press "Main Menu" and "Enter" to
return back to the informative menu sublevel.
6.3.2 Manual Restore
Manual setup restoration is dependent on the makeup of your specific system. To
undertake a manual setup restoration, follow these directions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the front panel keypad, press the Main Menu key;
Select menu item 3.Operation and press the Enter key;
Select menu item 3.System and press the Enter key;
Select the System menu item relevant to your system (i.e. menu item 4 for
Dual 1:1) and press the Enter key;
5. Press the Main Menu key;
6. Select item 4.Flt.Setup and press the Enter key;
7. Select menu item 1.Mjr.Faults and press the Enter key;
8. Select menu item 2.External if the controller is not supplying power to the
LNBs; Select menu item 3.Both if the controller must be configured as the
primary power source for LNBs;
9. Press the Enter key;
10. Press the Main Menu key;
11. Select menu item 6.Calibr. and press the Enter key;
12. Select menu item 2.Fault Logic and press the Enter key;
13. Select menu item 1.Fault High and press the Enter key.
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Skip the following steps if the controller is not configured as a primary power source for
the system's LNBs.
Re-calibration of LNB's fault window:
1. Make sure the LNBs are reliably connected to the controller;
2. Make sure that all LNBs are normally operational prior to system calibration;
3. Make sure the controller is configured for tracking both LNA/LNB and
external faults, if not sure, repeat steps 8 to 14;
4. Press the Main Menu key;
5. Select menu item 6.Calibr. and press the Enter key;
6. Select item 1.Fault Window and press the Enter key;
7. Select item 1.8% and press the Enter key;
8. Press the Main Menu key;
9. Select menu item 6.Calibr. and press the Enter key;
10. Select item 3.Calibrate LNAs and press the Enter key.
The controller should now be configured to work in a VSAT 1:1 Redundancy system.
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6.4 Identifying and Replacing a Failed Power Supply
A power supply fault is always considered a major fault, and will cause the front panel
Summary Alarm and Power Supply Alarm LEDs to illuminate. To identify which power
supply module is faulted, follow these steps:
1. On the front panel keypad, press the Main Menu key.
2. Select menu item 1.Sys Info and press the Enter key.
3. The resulting screen shows the status of both power supplies PS1 and PS2
on the left side of the display. The controller monitors the output voltage of
each power supply module. If the output voltage level for a power supply is
above 23V, the display will read Normal. If the output voltage drops below
22V, the display will read Fault.
When looking at the back panel of the RCP, PS1 is on the left and PS2 is on the right.
6.4.1 Removing a Faulted Power Supply Module
To remove a faulted power supply module from the RCP chassis, perform the following
steps:
1. Loosen the two captured thumbscrews securing the module to the chassis;
2. Slide the module out of the chassis;
3. Unplug the quick-disconnect power pole connectors.
6.4.2 Installing a New Power Supply Module
First, ensure that the new power supply module is the same type as
the one being replaced! See Section 2.6 to review the different power supply module types.
To install a new power supply module into the RCP chassis, perform the following
steps:
1. Plug together the quick-connect power pole connectors;
2. Slide the module into the chassis, taking care not to pinch the power cables;
3. Tighten the two captured thumbscrews to secure the module to the chassis.
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Section 7: Remote Control
Interface
7.0 Overview
A system, which includes a RCP2, can be managed from a remote computer over a
variety of remote control interfaces (see Figure 7-1).
Remote control interface stack
10Base-T IP Interface
SNMP
HTTP Web
UDP
Serial Interface
Protocols:
1. Normal
2. Te rminal
RS485
RS232
Alarm Contact
Figure 7-1: RCP2 Remote Control Interface Stack
The parallel port on the RCP unit provides a simple form of remote control. There are
10 Form C relay contacts for remote monitoring. There are six opto-isolated inputs for
remote control commands. To enable the remote parallel interface, select Remote on
the front panel Local/Remote key. When in Remote mode, all front panel commands
are disabled with the exception of the Local/Remote key. See Section 7.1.
The serial interface supports both RS-232 and RS-485 standards. The control protocol
supports two formats: the Normal serial protocol (as detailed in Section 7.2); and an
ASCII based protocol suitable for HyperTerminal applications (see Section 7.5). Serial
interface is equipped with overvoltage and overcurrent protection and benefits from full
galvanic isolation from the chassis ground for extra protection.
The Ethernet interface supports multiple communication standards which can be used
exclusively or simultaneously depending on the selected setting:
•
•
•
IPNet - UDP encapsulated Normal serial protocol (Section 7.6.2);
SNMP V1 with support of SNMP traps (Section 7.6.3);
HTTP web interface (Section 7.6.4);
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Serial protocol format is set at no parity, 8 bit with 1 stop bit. Baud rate is selectable
through the front panel.
If using a Terminal mode protocol, the RCP2 provides remote menu access through a
HyperTerminal program or through an actual hardware terminal.
RS485 interface pin out is compatible with most 9-pin RS485 adapters. Interface always works in half-duplex mode and is suitable for either 4- or 2-wire RS485 configuration. Maximum achievable node length for this interface is 1500 feet. Proper termination and use of shielded twisted pair cable is required to achieve long cable runs
Ethernet interface is auto selectable between 10 and 100 MBits/s speeds. Maximum
node length is 100 feet. Use of CAT5E or CAT6 cables are preferred. CAT5 cable can
be used for 10Base-T standard or short runs of 100Base-T.
Digicor5 digital platform controller allows simulations support of multiple remote control
interfaces.
Table 7-1 shows a list of enabled interfaces depending on chosen interfaces setting.
Table 7-1: Interfaces Enabled Based on Chosen Interface Setting Selection
Interface
Selection
Supported
Supported IP Interface
Serial Interface
RS232
RS232
IPNet, Web M&C (read/write), SNMP (read/write)
RS485
RS485
IPNet, Web M&C (read/write), SNMP (read/write)
IPNET
RS485
IPNet, Web M&C (read/write), SNMP (read only)
SNMP
RS485
Web M&C (read only), SNMP (read/write)
Serial protocol is an independent selection and allows support of Normal or Terminal
mode protocols. Operation over IP interface remains unchanged regardless of serial
protocol selection.
Digicor5 digital platform controller allows simulations support of multiple remote control
interfaces.
Serial protocol is an independent selection and allows support of Normal or Terminal
mode protocols. Operation over IP interface remains unchanged regardless of serial
protocol selection.
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7.1 Remote Control - Parallel
7.1.1 Control Outputs
The hardware behind the form C relay is a single pole, double throw relay. Under normal operation (no alarms) the relays are in an energized state. When a fault occurs or
the controller is powered off, the relays are in a de-energized state. The relay contacts
are capable of handling a maximum of 30 VDC @ 1A . The form C relay is shown
schematically in Figure 7-2. The form C relay contact outputs are listed in Table 2-2.
Closed on Fault
Closed on Fault
Common
Common
Open on Fault
Open on Fault
Relay de-Energized
Relay Energized
Figure 7-2: Parallel I/O Form C Relay
7.1.2 Control Inputs
The parallel control inputs are opto-isolated
inputs with pull up resistors. To trigger a remote input command, the input should be
pulled to ground. The input does not need to
be held to ground continuously but it is acceptable to do so. The input only need be
pulled low for a minimum of 20 msec. For example, to make amplifier #2 the standby amplifier, pulse pin 36 to ground for 20 msec. If the
operator then chooses to make amplifier #1
the standby amplifier, simply pulse pin 37 to
ground for 20 msec. The schematic representation of the control input is shown in Figure 73.
The external alarm and auxiliary alarm inputs
use the same opto-isolated input circuitry
shown in Figure 7-3.
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Opto-Isolator
Control Input
Transorb
Figure 7-3: Opto-Isolated
Parallel I/O Input
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7.2 Serial Communication
This section describes the normal communication protocol between the RCP2 and a
host computer over RS232/RS485 serial interface. Serial port settings on host
computer must be configured for 8-bit data at no parity, with 1 stop bit. Baud rate
should match selected baud rate parameter on RCP2 unit.
The unit will only respond to properly formatted protocol packets. Figure 7-4 shows the
basic communication packet. It consists of a Header, Data, and Trailer sub-packet.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
Figure 7-4: Basic Communication Packet
7.2.1 Header Packet
The Header packet is divided into three sub-packets which are the Frame Sync,
Destination Address, and Source Address packets, as shown in Figure 7-5.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
Frame Sync (2 bytes)
0xAA5
TRAILER
(1 byte)
Destination Address
(1 byte)
Source Address
(1 byte)
Figure 7-5: Header Sub-Packet
7.2.1.1 Frame Sync Word
The Frame Sync word is a two byte field that marks the beginning of a packet. This value is always 0xAA55. This field provides a means of designating a specific packet from
others that may exist on the same network. It also provides a mechanism for a node to
synchronize to a known point of transmission.
7.2.1.2 Destination Address
The destination address field specifies the node for which the packet is intended. It
may be an individual or broadcast address. The broadcast address is 0xFF or 0xAA
(see Section 7.2.5 Multiple Device Access). This is used when a packet of information
is intended for several nodes on the network. The broadcast address can be used in a
single device connection when the host needs to determine the address of the
amplifier. The RCP2 unit will reply with its unique address.
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7.2.1.3 Source Address
The source address specifies the address of the node that is sending the packet. All
unique addresses, except the broadcast address, are equal and can be assigned to
individual units. The host computer must also have a unique network address.
7.2.2 Data Packet
The data sub-packet is comprised of six to 32 bytes of information. It is further divided
into seven fields as shown in Figure 7-6. The first six fields comprise the command
preamble while the last field is the actual data.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
COMMAND PREAMBLE
Protocol ID
1 Byte
Request ID
1 Byte
Command
1 Byte
Data Tag
1 Byte
DATA FIELD
Error Status /
Data Length
Data Address
1 Byte
1 Byte
Command
Data Sub
Structure
0 - 26 Bytes
Figure 7-6: Data Sub-Packet
7.2.2.1 Protocol ID
This field provides backward compatibility with older generation equipment protocol. It
should normally be set to zero. This field allows the unit to auto-detect other protocol
versions, which may exist in the future.
7.2.2.2 Request ID
This is an application specific field. The amplifier will echo this byte back in the
response frame without change. This byte serves as a request tracking feature.
7.2.2.3 Command
The RCP2 protocol is a table based protocol. It allows the user to view and modify data
tables located on the controlled device. Throughout the remainder of this description,
“sender” will refer to the host PC, and “receiver” will refer to the RCP2 unit.
Sender and receiver are limited to two commands and two command responses. The
Get Request command issued by a command sender allows monitoring of existing
conditions and parameters on the receiver. The Get Request frame should not have
any bytes in the Data Filed and be no longer than 11 bytes.
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The Response frame from the receiver will contain a Get Response designator in the
Command field. If the receiver does not detect any errors in the Get Request frame,
the requested data will be attached to the response frame. The length of the Get
Response frame varies by the amount of attached data bytes. It may contain 11+N
bytes where N is the amount of requested data bytes from a particular table, specified
in the Data Length field.
The Set Request command allows the sender to actively change parameters for the
receiver’s internal configuration. The Set Request frame must contain a number of
bytes in the Data Field as specified in the Data length field. The frame size must be
11+N bytes, where N is the length of the attached data structure. The receiver will
respond with a frame where the command field will be set to a Set Response
designator. The frame length is equal to the Request frame.
The byte value for each command is given in Table 7-2.
Table 7-2: Command Byte Values
Command Name
Command Byte Value
Set Request
0
Get Request
1
Set Response
2
Get Response
3
7.2.2.4 Data Tag
The RCP2 internal structure is organized in several tables, all of which share similar
functionality and internal resources. To access the various tables, the data tag must be
specified in the request frame. The data associated with certain tags is read only.
Therefore only the “Get” command request would be allowed to access these data
tags. The RCP2 will return an error on attempts to issue a “Set” request to a read-only
table tag. Various tables may contain values formatted either in 1 or 2 bytes format.
The Packet Wrapper Tag provides direct access to the RCP2 Local Port and has no
table association. The data tag byte values are given in Table 7-3.
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Table 7-3: Data Tag Byte Values
Tag Name
Data Tag
Byte
Value
Minimum
valid
length of
the Data
Field
Description
This tag allows accessing various system settings on remote unit. Host access status: Full Read/Write access.
Settings can be modified at any time. Some of the settings may require hardware reset of the remote RCP unit.
This tag allows access to the critical unit thresholds. Host
access status: Tag have read only status.
This tag allows access to the unit’s internal conditions
flags, such as fault status or current system status. Host
access status: Read only. This type of the data can not be
set or modified remotely.
System
Settings Tag
0
1 Byte
System
Thresholds Tag
1
2 Bytes
System
Conditions Tag
3
1 Byte
4
2 Bytes
6
2
5
N/A
N/A
N/A
This tag is reserved
This tag is reserved.
This tag is reserved for factory use only
10
N/A
This tag is reserved for factory use only
ADC Channels
Access Tag
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Special Command
Tag (v.6.00)
ADC legacy access. Don’t use for new development
7.2.2.5 Data Address / Error Status / Local Port Frame Length
This field is a tag extension byte and specifies the first table element of the tagged data. If the Data Length is more than 1 byte, then all subsequent data fields must be accessed starting from the specified address. For example, if the requestor wants to access the amplifier’s unique network address, it should set data tag 0 (System settings
tag) and data address 8 (see Table 7-7, System Settings Details table). If the following
Data Length field is more than 1, then all subsequent Settings will be accessed after
the Unique Network Address.
Important! In the Response Frame Data Address filed replaced with
the Error Status information. The various error codes are given in
Table 7-4.
In case of Packet Wrapper request frame (Tag 6), data address field used to specify
amount of bytes returned by RCP unit in response frame from local port. Byte
collecting from local port starts immediately after wrapped frame being send out. There
is no time-out and response frame is not being sent back to host PC until specified
amount of bytes collected from Local Port. New request sent by PC host will cancel
byte collecting and all collected bytes will be discarded.
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Table 7-4: Error Status Byte Values
Error Code name
Byte
Value
No Errors
0
Normal Condition, no errors detected
Data Frame Too Big
1
Specified Data length is to big for respondent buffer to accept
No Such Data
2
Specified Data Address is out off bounds for this tag data
Bad Value
3
Specified value not suitable for this particular data type
Read Only
4
Originator tried to set a value which has read only status
Bad Checksum
5
Trailer checksum not matched to calculated checksum
Unrecognizable error
6
Error presented in originator frame, but respondent failed to
recognize it. All data aborted.
Possible Cause
7.2.2.6 Data Length
This byte value specifies amount of bytes attached in Data Filed. For Get command it
specifies the number of data bytes that has to be returned by RCP unit to a host PC in
Response frame. For Set command value of this byte specifies number of data fields to
be accessed starting from the address specified in the Data Address byte. In general,
Data Length value plus Data Address must not exceed the maximum data size
particular tag.
7.2.2.7 Data Field
The actual data contained in the packet must be placed in this field. The “Get Request”
type of command must not contain any Data Field. “Get Request” will be rejected if any
data is present in the Data Field. Generally, the Bad Checksum error code will be added to the response from the unit. In case the data length is 2 bytes, each data word is
placed in the frame with its least significant byte first. All data with length of 2 bytes
must be represented as integer type with maximum value range from 32767 to
(-32767). Formatting of data bytes for the Packet Wrapper frame is not important for
the RCP unit. All data bytes will be redirected to the RCP2 local port without any modification.
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7.2.3 Trailer Packet
The trailer component contains only one byte called the Frame Check Sequence. This
field provides a checksum during packet transmission. See Figure 7-7.
HEADER
(4 bytes)
DATA
(6-32 bytes)
TRAILER
(1 byte)
Frame Check
Checksum (1 byte)
Figure 7-7: Trailer Sub-Packet
7.2.3.1 Frame Check Sequence
This value is computed as a function of the content of the destination address, source
address and all Command Data Substructure bytes. In general, the sender formats a
message frame, calculates the check sequence, appends it to the frame, then
transmits the packet. Upon receipt, the destination node recalculates the check
sequence and compares it to the check sequence embedded in the frame. If the check
sequences are the same, the data was transmitted without error. Otherwise an error
has occurred and some form of recovery should take place. In this case the amplifier
will return a packet with the “Bad Checksum” error code set. Checksums are generated
by summing the value of each byte in the packet while ignoring any carry bits. A simple
algorithm is given as:
Chksum=0
FOR byte_index=0 TO byte_index=packet_len-1
Chksum=(chksum+BYTE[byte_index]) MOD 256
NEXT byte_index
7.2.4 Timing issues
There is no maximum specification on the inter-character spacing in messages. Bytes
in messages to amplifier units may be spaced as far apart as you wish. The amplifier
will respond as soon as it has collected enough bytes to determine the message.
Generally, there will be no spacing between characters in replies generated by units.
The maximum length of the packet sent to the amplifier node should not exceed 64
bytes, including checksum and frame sync bytes. Inter-message spacing, must be
provided for good data transmission. The minimum spacing should be 100 ms. This
time is required for the controller to detect a “Line Cleared” condition with half duplex
communications. Maximum controller respond time is 200 ms.
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7.3 Serial Communications Protocol
Tables 7-5 through 7-9 detail the various values of the serial communications protocol.
Byte
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0xAA
0x55
Destination Address
Source Address
Protocol Version
Request ID
Command
8
Data Tag
9
Data Address
10
11+N
Data Length
Data
11+N+1
Checksum
Byte
94
Table 7-4: Request Frame Structure
Tag
Description
Frame Sync 1
Frame Sync 2
- // -// Protocol Compatibility Byte, must be set 0
Service Byte
0 = Set Request; 1 = Get Request
0 = System Settings; 1 = System Thresholds;
2 = Reserved; 3 = Conditions; 4 = ADC Data;
5 = Reserved; 6 = Packet Wrapper
Setting number, Sensor command,
EEPROM address
Total length of the data, valid values: 1 – 10
Actual Data
Destination Address + Source Address + Protocol
Version + Request ID + Command + Data Tag
+ Data Address + Data Length + Data
Table 7-5:. Response Frame Structure
Tag
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0xAA
0x55
Destination Address
Source Address
Protocol Version
Request ID
Command
8
Data Tag
9
Error Status
10
11+N
Data Length
Data
11+N+1
Checksum
Frame Sync 1
Frame Sync 2
- // -// Protocol Compatibility Byte, must be set 0
Service Byte
2 Set Response; 3 Get Response
0 System Settings; 1 System Thresholds;
2 Reserved; 3 Conditions; 4 ADC Data;
5 Reserved; 6 Packet Wrapper
0 – No Errors, 1- Too Big, 2 No Such Data,
3 Bad Value, 4 Read Only, 5 Bad Checksum; 6 Unrecognized Error
Total length of the data, valid values: 1 – 10
Actual Data
Destination Address + Source Address + Protocol
Version + Request ID + Command + Data Tag
+ Data Address + Data Length + Data
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Table 7-7: System Settings Data Values
Data
Address
# Bytes
Description
Limits and Byte Values
1
1
System Configuration
0 = 1:2 Controller; 1 = 1:1 Controller; 2 = 1:1 Phase combine; 3
= Dual 1:1 Controller; 4 = Maintenance Mode;
5 = 1:2 Phase combine (v. 6.00)
2
1
Switching mode
0 = Auto Mode; 1 = Manual Mode; 2 = Lock Mode (v. 6.00)
3
1
Control mode
0 = Local; 1 = Remote
4
1
Reserved
5
1
Priority Select
6
1
Communication Protocol*
0 = Normal; 1 = Terminal (v. 4.00)
7
1
Baud Rate*
0 = 9600; 1 = 2400; 2 = 4800; 3 = 19200; 4 = 38400
8
1
Unique network address
Valid values: 0 – 255
9
1
Type of serial interface*
0 = RS232; 1 = RS485; 2 = IPnet; 3 = SNMP (v. 4.00)
10
1
Type of fault monitoring
0 = SSPA only; 1 = LNA only; 2 = Both;
3 = SSPA Com Faults (v. 6.00)
11
1
Auxiliary fault monitoring
0 = Enable non-switching faults; 1 = Ignore; 2 = Enable nonswitching faults, inverted logic; 3 = Enable switching faults
(v. 6.00); 4 = Enable switching faults, inverted logic (v. 6.00)
12
1
RF Switch Monitoring
0 = Major Fault; 1 = Alert Only; 2 = Alternate (v. 3.30)
13
1
Fault Latching
0 = Latch Enable; 1 = Latch Disable
14
1
Fault Window
0 = 20%; 1 = 8%; 2 = 12%, 3 = 15%
15
1
Fault Logic
0 = Fault on Low; 1 = Fault on High
16
1
User Password
Valid Values=0 to 255
Amplifier Standby Configuration
0 = Amplifier 2 on Standby (default)
1 = Amplifier 1 on Standby
2 = Amplifier 2 on Standby
3 = Amplifier 3 on Standby
0 = Enable Buzzer; 1 = Disable Buzzer
N/A
0 = Pol1; 1 = Pol2
17
1
18
1
Buzzer
19
1
Password Protection
0 = Protection Off; 1 = Protection On
20
1
System Type
0 = None; 1 = Compact Outdoor; 2 = Rack Mount;
4 = vBUC; 5 = SystemX; 6 = PowerMAX (v.6.00)
21
1
RF Power Units
0 = Measure RF in dBm;
1 = Measure RF in Watts (v. 3.50)
22
1
Reserved
N/A
0 = Low range 13V, 900 mA;
1 = High range 17V, 900 mA;
2 = High Power Range 24V, 0.9A/1.5A (Standard/HP version
only)
23
1
LNA/LNB PS Output Voltage
24
1
Remote Response Address
Valid Values= 0 to 255
25
1
Mute State
0 = Mute On; 255 = Mute Off
26
1
Remote SSPA Attenuation
Valid Values= 0 to 255 (v. 3.10 dBx10 value)
27
1
Switch Mute
0 = Off; 1 = Internal; 2 = External; 3 = All on (v. 3.30)
28
1
Fault Tolerance
0 = Disabled; 1 = One Fault; 2 = Two Faults (v. 3.70)
29-32
4
IP Address (MSB – LSB)*
33-35
4
IP Gateway (MSB – LSB)*
36-40
4
IP Subnet Mask (MSB – LSB)*
41-42
2
Receive IP Port (MSB – LSB)*
43-46
4
IP Lock Address (MSB – LSB)*
47 - 49
3
Individual SSPA Unit Attenuation
Offset. Sum of Offset value and
Remote SSPA Attenuation value
(Data Address 26) must be ≤ 20
Settings required for normal operation of IP interface.
Consult network administrator for a proper setup.
All settings physically located on the RCP2-1000 unit.
Changes to these settings effective only after
controller restart. (v. 4.00)
Valid Values= 0 to 255 (v. 4.20)
* - Requires hardware reset
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Table 7-8: System Condition Data Values
Data
Address
# Bytes
Description
Limits and valid values
1
1
Unit 1 Fault state
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault; 2 = Ignored
2
1
Unit 2 Fault state
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault; 2 = Ignored
3
1
Unit 3 Fault state
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault; 2 = Ignored
4
1
Summary Fault
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault
5
1
Power Supply 1 Fault State
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault
6
1
Power Supply 2 Fault State
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault
7
1
Auxiliary input Fault State
0 = No Fault; 1 = Fault; 2 = Ignored
8
1
External Port State
Bit 0-2 = SSPA Input lines
Bit 3-8 = Auxiliary Input lines
9
1
LNA Faults
Bit 0 = 1, Faults enabled; Bit 0 = 0, Faults disabled;
Bit 1 = 1, Unit 1 Fault; Bit 2 = 1, Unit 2 Fault;
Bit 3 = 1, Unit 3 Fault; Bits 1-3 = 0, No Fault
10
1
SSPA Faults
Bit 0 = 1, Faults enabled; Bit 0 = 0, Faults disabled;
Bit 1 = 1, Unit 1 Fault; Bit 2 = 1, Unit 2 Fault;
Bit 3 = 1, Unit 3 Fault; Bits 1-3 = 0, No Fault
11
1
RF Switch 1 position
1= Switch Fault; 2 = Switch Ignore;
3 = Position 1; 4 = Position 2
12
1
RF Switch 2 position
1= Switch Fault; 2 = Switch Ignore;
3 = Position 1; 4 = Position 2
2
Forward RF Power
(available only with systems equipped
with Forward RF power meter)
If Setting RF Power Units = 0, Value x 10dBm;
If Setting RF Power Units = 1, Value x 10 W;
(See Table 7-6, Data Address 21 for details)
(-100 for N/A (0xFF9C); Low Byte First (v. 3.10)
15-16
2
Ambient Temperature in (oC)
(available only with systems equipped
with Forward RF power meter)
Value x 1 °C
N/A=0xFF9C (if parameter is not available at present time);
Low Byte First (v. 3.10)
17-18
2
Core Temperature of SSPA Unit 1
(available only with systems with remote
SSPA control enabled)
Value x 1 °C
N/A=0xFF9C (if parameter is not available at present time);
Low Byte First (v. 3.10)
19-20
2
Core Temperature of SSPA Unit 2
(available only with systems with remote
SSPA control enabled)
Value x 1 °C
N/A=0xFF9C (if parameter is not available at present time);
Low Byte First (v. 3.10)
21-22
2
Core Temperature of SSPA Unit 3
(available only with systems with remote
SSPA control enabled)
Value x 1 °C
N/A=0xFF9C (if parameter is not available at present time);
Low Byte First (v. 3.10)
23-24
2
Reflected RF Power
(available only with systems equipped
with Reflected RF power meter)
If Setting RF Power Units = 0, Value x 10dBm;
If Setting RF Power Units = 1, Value x 10 W;
(See Table 7-6, Data Address 21 for details)
(-100 for N/A (0xFF9C); Low Byte First (version 3.30)
13-14
96
25-26
2
DC Current (Unit 1 in Amps)
Value x 10 Amp; N/A=0XFF9C; Low Byte First (v. 3.60)
27-28
2
DC Current (Unit 2 in Amps)
Value x 10 Amp; N/A=0XFF9C; Low Byte First (v. 3.60)
Value x 10 Amp; N/A=0XFF9C; Low Byte First (v. 3.60)
29-30
2
DC Current (Unit 3 in Amps)
31-32
2
Forward RF Power (Unit 1 in dBm)
Value x 10 dBm; N/A=0XFF9C; Low Byte First (v. 3.60)
33-34
2
Forward RF Power (Unit 2 in dBm)
Value x 10 dBm; N/A=0XFF9C; Low Byte First (v. 3.60)
35-36
2
Forward RF Power (Unit 3 in dBm)
Value x 10 dBm; N/A=0XFF9C; Low Byte First (v. 3.60)
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Data
Address
# Bytes
1
2
2
2
3
2
4
2
5
2
6
2
7
2
8
2
9
2
10
2
11
2
12
2
Description
Limits and valid values
Point conversion: 0.57 mA per 1 value
LNA Unit 1 Calibration Data increment, maximum value =4095 (2.3A)
(read/write)
Point conversion: 0.57 mA per 1 value
LNA Unit 2 Calibration Data increment, maximum value =4095 (2.3A)
(read/write)
Point conversion: 0.57 mA per 1 value
LNA Unit 3 Calibration Data increment, maximum value =4095 (2.3A)
(read/write)
Point conversion: 0.57 mA per 1 value
increment, maximum value =4095 (2.3A)
LNA Unit 1 DC Current
(v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.57 mA per 1 value
LNA Unit 2 DC Current
increment, maximum value =4095 (2.3A)
(v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.57 mA per 1 value
increment, maximum value =4095 (2.3A)
LNA Unit 3 DC Current
(v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.1 V per 1 value increment,
LNA Unit 1 DC Voltage
maximum value =1023 (v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.1 V per 1 value increment,
LNA Unit 2 DC Voltage
maximum value =1023 (v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.1 V per 1 value increment,
LNA Unit 3 DC Voltage
maximum value =1023 (v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.1 V per 1 value increment,
PS1 DC Voltage
maximum value =1023 (v6.00) (read only)
Point conversion: 0.1 V per 1 value increment,
PS2 DC Voltage
maximum value =1023 (v6.00) (read only)
RCP2 Chassis Temperature Value x 1 °C (v6.00) (read only)
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7.4 Examples
This section contains several examples of serial data exchange between a host
computer and an RCP2-1200 1:2 Redundant Controller. All byte values are given in
hexadecimal format. The following controller and system switch positions are used
throughout all examples.
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RCP2-1200 Network Address = 0
Host Computer Network Address = 10
Request ID = 0x6F
Amplifier Status
Amplifier #1= OK
Amplifier #2= Faulted
Amplifier #3= OK
Power Supply Status
Power Supply #1=OK
Power Supply #2=OK
Auxiliary Fault Inputs = Faulted
RF Switch Status
Switch #1 Position= Position 1
Switch #2 Position = Undetermined or Faulted
7.4.1 Example 1
The host computer requests the RCP2-1200 system conditions. The RCP2-1200
detects no errors in the request frame and issues a response. The PC request string is
listed below.
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Byte
Position
Byte
Value
(Hex)
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
3
4
55
0
A
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address of RCP unit
Source address of Request originating PC Host
5
6
7
0
6F
1
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
Request ID byte is set by originator, will be echoed back by respondent
Command field for “Get” type request
8
3
9
1
10
C
11
8A
Description
“System Conditions” tag indicates which data from respondent required in
response frame
Data Address field indicates the beginning data address inside of the “System
Conditions” data set to 1 (first element)
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the “System conditions”
requested from RCP2 (12 is all available data of “System Conditions” type)
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 10
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The RCP2-1200 replies with the following response string.
Byte
Position
Byte
Value
(Hex)
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
AA
55
A
0
0
6F
3
8
3
9
0
10
C
11
0
Data field 1 contains data element 1 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Unit1 Fault State. 0 Indicates that Unit 1 is not faulted.
12
1
Data field 2 contains data element 2 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Unit2 Fault State. 1 Indicates that Unit 2 is in fault condition.
13
0
Data field 3 contains data element 3 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Unit3 Fault State. 0 Indicates that Unit 3 is not faulted.
14
1
15
0
16
0
17
1
18
FF
19
FF
20
FF
21
3
Data field 4 contains data element 4 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Summary Fault State. 1 Indicates presence of faults in the
system.
Data field 5 contains data element 5 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Power Supply 1 Fault State. 0 Indicates that Power supply 1
is not faulted and functioning properly.
Data field 6 contains data element 6 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Power Supply 2 Fault State. 0 Indicates that Power supply 2
is not faulted and functioning properly.
Data field 7 contains data element 7 of “System Conditions” data type, which
is RCP System Auxiliary Fault State. 1 Indicates presence of faults on one of
the Auxiliary Inputs.
Data field 8 contains data element 8 of the “System Conditions” data type.
This data element is reserved for future applications.
Data field 9 contains data element 9 of the “System Conditions” data type.
This data element is reserved for future applications.
Data field 10 contains data element 10 of the “System Conditions” data type.
This data element is reserved for future applications.
Data field 11 contains data element 11 of the “System Conditions” data type,
which is RF Switch 1 state. 3 Indicates that RF Switch 1 is in Position 1.
22
1
23
8F
Frame Sync Byte 1
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address of PC request originator
Source address of RCP respondent
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
Echo of the Originator’s Request ID byte
Command field for “Get” type response
“System Conditions” tag indicates which data from respondent included in
response frame.
Data Address field omitted and replaced with Error status code. 0 in this field
indicates absence of errors.
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the “System conditions”
requested from RCP (12 is all available data of “System Conditions” type).
Data field 12 contains data element 12 of the “System Conditions” data type,
which is RF Switch 2 state. 1 Indicates that RF Switch 2 is has a fault condition or its position can’t be reliably determined.
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 22
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7.4.2 Example 2
The host computer requests the RCP2-1200 system thresholds. The request string is:
Byte
Position
Byte Value
(Hex)
Description
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
55
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
0
Destination Address of RCP unit
4
A
Source address of Request originating PC Host
5
0
6
6F
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
7
1
Command field for “Get” type request
8
1
“System Thresholds” indicates which data from respondent is required in response frame
9
1
Data Address field indicates the beginning data address inside of the “System Thresholds” data set to 1 (first element)
10
6
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes of the “System Thresholds”
requested from RCP (6 is all available data of “System Thresholds” type)
11
82
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 10
Request ID byte is set by originator, will be echoed back by respondent
The RCP2-1200 replies with the following response string:
Byte
Position
Byte Value
(Hex)
1
AA
Frame Sync Byte 1
2
55
Frame Sync Byte 2
3
A
Destination Address of PC request originator
4
0
Source address of RCP respondent
5
0
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
6
6F
7
3
Command field for “Get” type response
8
1
“System Thresholds” indicates which data from respondent is included in response frame
9
0
Data Address field omitted and replaced with Error status code. 0 = no errors.
10
6
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes “System Thresholds” requested from
RCP (6 is all available data of “System Thresholds” type)
11
D1
Data field 1 contains least significant byte of data element 1 of “System Thresholds” data
type, which is LNA 1 cal. point
12
0
Data field 2 contains most significant byte of data element 1 of “System Thresholds” data
type, which is LNA 1 cal. point. Data can be normalized to LNA current as follows:
Lna1calpoint * 0.57mA/point = 209* 0.57 = 119.13 mA
13
D8
Data field 3 contains least significant byte of data element 2 of “System Thresholds” data
type, which is LNA 2 cal. point
14
0
Data field 4 contains most significant byte of data element 2 of “System Thresholds” data
type, which is LNA 2 cal. point. Data can be normalized to LNA current as follows:
Lna1 cal point * 0.57mA/point = 216* 0.57 = 123.12 mA
15
DC
Data field 5 contains least significant byte of data element 3 of “System Thresholds” data
type, which is LNA3 cal. point.
16
0
Data field 6 contains most significant byte of data element 2 of “System Thresholds” data
type, which is LNA 3 cal. Point. Data can be normalized to LNA current as follows:
Lna1 cal point * 0.57mA/point = 220* 0.57 = 125.4 mA
17
8
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 16
100
Description
Echo of the Originator’s Request ID byte
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7.4.3 Example 3
The host computer requests the RCP2-1200 network address. The PC request string
is listed below.
Byte
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Byte Value
(Hex)
AA
55
FF
10
0
6F
1
0
9
8
10
1
11
82
Description
Frame Sync Byte 1
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address is broadcast network address
Source address of Request originating PC Host
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
Request ID byte is set by originator, will be echoed back by respondent
Command field for “Get” type request
“System Settings” tag indicates which data from respondent required in response frame
Data Address field indicates the address of the RCP2’s network address inside “System Settings” data set to 8
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes “System Settings” requested from RCP (1 byte requested)
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 10
The RCP2-1200 replies with the following response string.
Byte Posi- Byte Value
tion
(Hex)
1
AA
2
55
3
A
4
0
5
0
6
6F
7
3
8
0
9
0
10
1
11
0
12
7D
Description
Frame Sync Byte 1
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address of PC request originator
Source address of RCP respondent
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must be always 0
Echo of the Originator’s Request ID byte
Command field for “Get” type of the response
“System Settings” indicates which data from respondent is included in
response frame
Data Address field omitted and replaced with Error status code. 0 in this field
indicates absence of errors
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes “System Settings”
requested from RCP
Data field 1 contains data element 8 of “System Settings” data type. “Unique
Network Address”=0
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 11
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7.4.4 Example 4
The host computer requests the Priority be set to Polarity #2. The PC request string is
listed below.
Byte
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Byte Value
(Hex)
AA
55
0
A
0
6F
0
0
9
5
10
1
11
12
1
7F
Description
Frame Sync Byte 1
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address of RCP unit
Source address of Request originating PC Host
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
Request ID byte is set by originator, will be echoed back by respondent
Command field for “Set” type request
“System Settings” indicates which data from respondent is required in response
frame
Data Address field indicates the address of the RCP’s Priority Select data element inside “System Settings” (data element 5)
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes “System Settings” requested
from RCP (1 byte requested)
Data Field 1. 1 Indicates that priority must be set to Pol2
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 11
The RCP2-1200 replies with the following response string.
Byte
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Byte Value
(Hex)
AA
55
A
0
0
6F
2
0
9
2
10
1
11
0
12
7E
102
Description
Frame Sync Byte 1
Frame Sync Byte 2
Destination Address of PC request originator
Source address of RCP respondent
Protocol Version Compatibility Field must always be 0
Echo of the Originator’s Request ID byte
Command field for “Set” type response
“System Settings” indicates which data from respondent is included in response
frame
Data Address field omitted and replaced with Error status code. 2 indicates “No
such data” error
Data Length field indicates how many data bytes “System Settings” requested
from RCP
Data field 1 contains rejected data
Arithmetic checksum of bytes number 3 through 11
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7.5 Terminal Mode Serial Protocol
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCP Redundant System Controller utilizes Terminal
Mode Serial Protocol (TMSP) as a secondary serial protocol for Management and
Control through a Remote Serial Interface.
TMSP allows the user to access internal RCP functions via a remote ASCII Terminal or
its equivalent (such as HyperTerminal for Windows). TMSP is accomplished through
either the RS-232 or RS-485, half duplex, serial communication link.
U.S. ASCII encoded character strings are used to represent commands and data
massages. A remote terminal or controller initiates a communication session and the
RCP takes action and returns a report of requested status. The RCP will not initiate
communication and will transmit data only when commanded to do so. Prior to
establishing the session with the RCP, this mode must be enabled through the front
panel menu.
The remote terminal must be configured with serial settings that match the RCP’s
serial port settings. For example, if the RCP is set at 9600 Baud, the remote terminal
must be also configured as ASCII terminal at 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 bit data with 1
stop bit serial connection. The RCP will not echo back any incoming characters, so
local echo must be enabled on the remote terminal.
To establish a remote control session with the RCP, the user must type “UNIT#XXX”
in the terminal window (all letters must be in upper case), where XXX is the RCP’s
unique network address or the global call address (255). Press the "Enter" key on
Remote Terminal keyboard.
The RCP should answer with words "Unit#XXX OnLine" with the first menu screen on
the following lines. After a remote session is successfully established, the unit will stay
connected as long as needed. The session interface mimics the RCP's front panel
menu. To help the user navigate through the menu, the help string with the list of
active keys always follows the menu strings.
For example: "Active Keys:(U)p+Enter;(D)own+Enter;(C)lrearFlt; (M)enu+Enter; (E)
nd+Enter" will be the last transmission string on all informative menu screens. NOTE:
All letters must be in upper case!
To refresh current screen on the Remote Terminal simply press "Enter" key. To end a
session, press "E" and then the "Enter" key.
Important! If multiple units are networked on the same serial link, DO
NOT ESTABLISH A SESSION WITH MORE THAN ONE UNIT A TIME.
If you do so you will not get a valid response!
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The following procedure will guide the user through the remote terminal setup, using
the Windows 95/98 HyperTerminal software. The RCP must be connected to a PC
com port and configured to use TMSP with 9600 Baud rate prior to setting up the PC
configurations.
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•
Start the Windows HyperTerminal Program (default Windows location at
Programs — Accessories — HyperTerminal).
Enter the name of your serial connection (“Compact Outdoor SSPA” for
example), and then click “Ok” button. See Figure 7-8.
Figure 7-8: Connection Description
•
Select direct connection to the PC communication port (Com1 for example), which meant to be used for communication with RCP unit, and then
click “OK” Button. See Figure 7-9.
Figure 7-9: Communication Port Selection
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In the next window, select the following as shown in Figure 7-10: Bits per
Second: 9600; Data bits: 8; Parity: None; Stop bits: 1; Flow control: none.
Click “OK”.
Figure 7-10: Communication Properties
•
Normally, the RCP will not echo back characters typed by the user in a
Terminal window. For added security and convenience, turn on Local
Echo in the HyperTerminal application. To do so, select the following
from the HyperTerminal menu: File → Properties → Settings → ASCII
setup. This will bring up a window similar to that shown in Figure 7-11. In
this window, check the box marked “Echo typed characters locally” and
click “OK”.
NOTE: Due to a software bug on some versions, this feature may not
work. Do not use versions prior to 6.3. Download the latest version of HyperTerminal at http://www.hilgraeve.com.
Figure 7-11: ASCII Setup
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•
Your PC is now configured to work with the RCP in Terminal mode. To
establish a session with the RCP, type “UNIT#170”
Note: When using a RS-485 connection, avoid using the global address
(170). Instead, use the unique RCP address.
An example of a terminal mode session shown on Figure 7-12.
Figure 7-12: Terminal Mode Example
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7.6 Ethernet Interface
7.6.1 Overview
The RCP2 Ethernet port (J9) supports several IP network protocols to provide a full
featured remote M&C interface over an Ethernet LAN.
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•
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IPNet protocol — redirection of standard Paradise Datacom LLC serial
protocol over UDP transport layer protocol. This protocol is fully supported in Paradise Datacom LLC’s Universal M&C software.
SNMPv1 protocol — protocol intended for integration into large corporate
NMS architectures.
HTTP Web interface — designed to allow platform independent remote
control function for a single RCP2 unit
In order to utilize either of the protocols listed above, the relevant interface option has
to be turned on. Refer to Section 7.5.2 (Setting IPNet interface), Section 7.5.3
(Configure unit to work with SNMP protocol) and Section 7.5.4 (Web interface).
Of course, standard IP level functions such as ICMP Ping and ARP are supported as
well. There is currently no support for dynamic IP parameters settings (DHCP).
7.6.2 IPNet Interface
7.6.2.1 General Concept
Satcom system integrators are recognizing the benefits of an Ethernet IP interface.
These benefits include:
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•
•
•
Unsurpassed system integration capabilities;
Widely available and inexpensive set of support equipment (network cable; network hubs);
Ability to control equipment over Internet;
Ease of use
Implementation of the raw Ethernet interface is not practical due to the limitations it
places on M&C capabilities by the range of a particular LAN. It is more practical to use
an Ethernet interface in conjunction with the standard OSI (Open System Interconnect)
model to carry a stack of other protocols. In an OSI layered stack, an Ethernet interface can be represented as a Data Link layer. All upper layers are resolved through a
set of IP protocols. In order to keep data bandwidth as low as possible (which is important when M&C functions are provided through a low-bandwidth service channel)
the IP/UDP protocol set is used as the Network/Transport layer protocol on Teledyne
Paradise Datacom SSPAs.
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UDP (User Datagram Protocol) was chosen over TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
because it is connectionless; that is, no end-to-end connection is made between the
RCP2 unit and controlling workstation when datagrams (packets) are exchanged.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom provides a WindowsTM-based control application to
establish UDP-based Ethernet communication with the RCP2. The control application
manages the exchange of datagrams to ensure error-free communication. An attractive
benefit of UDP is that it requires low overhead resulting in minimal impact to network
performance. The control application sends a UDP request to RCP2 unit and waits for
response. The length of time the control application waits depends on how it is
configured. If the timeout is reached and the control application has not heard back
from the agent, it assumes the packet was lost and retransmits the request. The
number of the retransmissions is user configurable.
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCP2 Ethernet IP interface can use UDP ports from
0 to 65553 for sending and receiving. The receiving port needs to be specified through
the front panel menu. For sending, it will use the port from which the UDP request originated. It is up to the user to select an appropriate pair of ports that are not conflicting
with standard IP services. Teledyne Paradise Datacom recommends usage of ports
1007, 1038 and 1039. These ports are not assigned to any known application.
As an application layer protocol (which actually carries meaningful data), the standard
RCP2 serial protocol was selected. This protocol proves to be extremely flexible and
efficient. It is also media independent and can be easily wrapped into another protocol
data frame. An example of the UDP frame with encapsulated Teledyne Paradise
Datacom protocol frame is shown on Figure 7-13.
UDP Header
(8 bytes)
SSPA Serial Protocol Frame CRC 16
(11+N Bytes, 0<N<128)
checksum
Figure 7-13: UDP Redirect Frame Example
This set of Ethernet IP protocols is currently supported by Teledyne Paradise Datacom
Universal M&C package (RCP2/FPRC/RCPD selection). The software is available for
download from the web site, http://www.paradisedata.com.
7.6.2.2 Setting IPNet Interface
All IP-related menu items are consolidated under the following menu: Press the Main
Menu key; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select 5.IPSetup and press
the Enter key.
Prior to enabling the Ethernet IP interface, the following IP parameters need to be set:
IP Port address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, Receive IP Port and IP lock address.
The IP Lock address is a security measure. Setting this parameter either to 0.0.0.0 or
255.255.255.255 will allow any host to control the RCP2. Setting the parameter to the
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Table 7-10: OSI Model for Ethernet IP Interface
OSI Layer
Protocol
Notes
Application
Paradise Datacom RCP2
Normal serial protocol
Frame structure described in Section 7.2
Transport
UDP
Connectionless transport service. MTU on target PC
must be set to accommodate largest SSPA Serial
Protocol Frame. Set MTU to a value larger than 127
bytes.
Network
IP
ARP, RARP and ICMP Ping protocols supported by
RM SSPA controllers. Static IP Address only, no DHCP
support.
Data Link
Ethernet
10/100 Base-T Network
Physical
Standard CAT5 (CAT 6)
Network Cable
Maximum node length 100 m
specific address of the remote host will lock RCP2 access to this host. Packets
received from other hosts will be ignored. For other parameters (IP address, Gateway,
Subnet, IP port) contact your network system administrator.
Important! If you are planning to access the RCP2 through the Internet,
you must exercise the appropriate security measures. It is strongly
recommended to put RCP2 units behind a protective Firewall or set up a
VPN link for remote access.
After selecting the IP parameters, you may turn on IP interfaces through front panel.
Press the Main Menu key; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select
4.Interface and press the Enter key; select 3.IPNet and press the Enter key.
Once the Ethernet Interface is selected, the RS232/485 Main port is disabled. IP settings may be adjusted when the IPNet interface is turned on as needed without losing
IP link. New settings will become effective only after a RCP2 controller hardware reset
or power cycle (“Main Menu” > “5.Options” → “5.Reset”).
To disable the Ethernet port and enable the RS232/485 port, press the Main Menu
key; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select 4.Interface and press the
Enter key; select either 1.RS232 or 2.RS485 and press the Enter key.
Important! At present, the RCP2 controller supports one remote control
protocol selection through its Ethernet interface port. This protocol is
referred to as "Normal" on the front panel display (See Section 3.3.2.1).
If the protocol selection is set to “Terminal”, the controller will force its
protocol selection to "Normal".
The Ethernet port can be connected to a network hub through straight through network
cable or directly to a work station NIC card through a null-modem or cross-over cable
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(Rx and Tx lines are crossed). As soon as an Ethernet interface has been selected as
the primary interface, you should be able to verify the network connection to the unit by
using the Ping command from your host workstation.
To do so on a Windows based PC, open a Command Prompt window and type PING
and the dot delimited IP address of the RCP2, then press the Enter key. If the unit is
successfully found on the network, the request statistic will be displayed.
PING XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
If the unit does not answer on the ping command, check all hardware connections and
verify that the IP settings on your host workstation and the RCP2 match your network
parameters. On a Windows-based PC you may also check ARP table entries. The new
IP address of the RCP2 may be set to another PC or network equipment with a
different MAC address. Open a Command Prompt window and type "ARP -a”, the
press Enter. The current table will be displayed. If you see the RCP2 IP address entry
in the table, delete it by issuing the command "ARP -d XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX” and press
Enter (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IP address of the RCP2 unit). Now try the PING
command again. More information about how to set up a network connection with the
RCP2 can be found in Appendix A.
7.6.3 Using the RCP2 Web Interface
Starting with firmware version 6.00, the RCP web interface no longer needs to have a
pre-installed Java application to operate. The web interface uses standard hypertext
transfer protocol on port 80. The web interface is compatible with most modern web
browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer, which support asynchronous
JavaScript XML transactions (aka AJAX).
Figure 7-14: Web Interface Screen
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To connect to the RCP2 internal web page, the user must make sure Web/IPNet interface is enabled on the device (See Section 7.6.2.2) and that an IP address has been
assigned to the unit. Connect the unit to an Ethernet network or directly to a PC 10/100
Base-T adapter and then open a web browser.
Enter the IP address of the unit into the address bar of the browser. A security login
window will appear. In the User Name field, enter admin, the default User Name. See
Figure 7-15. The User Name is fixed and cannot be changed by the operator.
Figure 7-15: Web Interface Login Window
In the Password field, enter the web password assigned to the unit. The factory default
password is paradise. The user name and password are case sensitive. The password may be changed at any time and may comprise up to 15 alpha-numeric characters.
Click on the [Log In] button to open the M&C control in the web browser (Figure 7-12).
To select another password, enter the following selection on the RCP2 front panel:
Press the Main Menu key; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select
3.IPNet and press the Enter key; select 5.IPConfig and press the Enter key; select
6.More and press the Enter key; select 4.WebPassword and press the Enter key.
Use the navigation keys to enter a new password. To erase a character, press and
hold the Up Arrow (▲) and Down Arrow (▼) keys simultaneously.
The top bar of RCP2 Monitor and Control application shows top level fault conditions:
Power supply and unit faults as well as Auxiliary fault status.
The left side of the window displays unit model and serial number, firmware build, device MAC address and device up time since last I/O card power up or reboot. Additional information is displayed in multipage insert in the middle of the screen:
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•
•
•
Status: A view of all faults and operational parameters.
Communication Settings: This tab provides access to all communication related settings. From here, the user can change the IP settings, Interface, Protocol, Baud Rate, Password and SNMP settings.
General Settings: Read/Write listing of most adjustable RCP parameters. All options are selectable. To set a parameter, select the new value
and click the “Confirm” button with the mouse pointer.
HPA Control panel: All information and controls related to remotely control HPA system (if available)
Note: The web server has limited hardware resources to support multiple
simultaneously connected users. In the case that multiple users are connected to the same amplifier, service quality cannot be assured.
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7.6.4 SNMP Interface
7.6.4.1 Introduction
SNMP-based management was initially targeted for TCP/IP routers and hosts.
However, the SNMP-based management approach is inherently generic so that it can
be used to manage many types of systems. This approach has become increasingly
popular for remote management and control solutions for various SSPA systems.
Teledyne Paradise Datacom devices with Ethernet interface support the most popular
SNMPv1 format (SMIv1, RFC1155), SNMP Get, SNMP GetNext and SNMP Set
commands. SNMP Traps are currently unsupported.
In order to utilize SNMP protocol, the user has to enable this feature through the front
panel or by remote serial protocol. SNMP uses the UDP fixed port 161 for sending and
receiving requests.
The definition of managed objects described in MIB. The MIB file is available for download from the Software Downloads section of the Teledyne Paradise Datacom web
site, http://www.paradisedata.com.
As with the serial protocol, the RCP2 MIB allows access to a remote SSPA (default
state) as well as to the RCP unit itself. To switch between those devices’ MIBs, the
proper Device Type has to be selected (OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.4).
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom MIB is a table-based MIB, and is the same for all devices. The MIB table is designed to follow the same pattern as the tables for serial protocol. For additional information about OID values, refer to Table 7-11 through Table
7-13. The text values in the tables help automatic value parsing within NMS or make
the values readable through an MIB browser. All text value OIDs follow the same pattern:
1. For settings or parameters with discreet values:
SettingName’ValueName1=xxx, ….,ValueNamex=xxx
Example: ControlMode’Local=0,Remote=1
2. For settings or parameters with continuous values:
SettingName’LowLimit..HighLimit
Example: NetworkAddress'0..255
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Buzzer'On=0,Off=1
MenuPassword'On=0,Off=1
HPASysType'Off=0,CO=1,RM=2,Path=3,VBUC=4,SysX=5,PMAX=6
RFPowerUnits'dBm=0,Watts=1
Reserved'0..255
LNAPSRange'Low=0,High=1,Max=2
StdbyMode'Hot=0,Cold=1
SubsystemMute'On=0,Off=1
SubsystemAttenuation(dBx10)'0..200
SwitchMute'Off=0,Internal=1,External=2,All On=3
Reserved'0..255
18/INTEGER
19/INTEGER
20/INTEGER
21/INTEGER
22/INTEGER
23/INTEGER
24/INTEGER
25/INTEGER
26/INTEGER
27/INTEGER
28/INTEGER
RFSwitchFault'Major=0,Alert Only=1,Alternate=2
12/INTEGER
StandbyUnit'Default=0,Unit1=1,Unit2=2,Unit3/combine=3
AuxFaultMonitoring'Off=0,NonSw=1,NoSwInv=2,Sw=3,SwInv=4
11/INTEGER
17/INTEGER
FaultMonitor'SSPA=0,LNA/LNB=1,Both=2,SerCom=3
10/INTEGER
UserPassword'0..255
Interface'RS232=0,RS485=1,IPNet=2,SNMP=3
9/INTEGER
16/INTEGER
NetworkAddress'0..255
8/INTEGER
FaultLogic'FaultOnLow=0,FaultOnHigh=1
Baud'9600=0,2400=1,4800=2,19200=3,38400=4
7/INTEGER
15/INTEGER
Protocol'Normal=0,Terminal=1
6/INTEGER
FaultWindow'20%=0,8%=1,12%=2,15%=3
Priority'Pol1=0,Pol2=1
5/INTEGER
14/INTEGER
Reserved'0..255
4/INTEGER
FaultLatch'Enable=0,Disable=1
ControlMode'Local=0,Remote=1
3/INTEGER
13/INTEGER
SwitchMode'Auto=0,Manual=1
2/INTEGER
Type of remote control interface
Unique network address
Baud rate of serial interface
Remote serial control protocol
Switching priority
Field reserved for factory use
System Control Mode
System Switching Mode
System Operation mode
Description
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1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.27 Switch muting state
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.26 SSPA Subsystem attenuation control
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.25 SSPA Subsystem mute control
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.24 HPA subsystem standby mode select
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.23 LNA PS output voltage range
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.22 Field reserved for factory use
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.21 Frwd/Reflected power measurement units
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.20 Type of optional SSPA subsystem
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.19 Menu password state
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.18 Audible alarm
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.17 Unit standby select
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.16 User menu password
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.15 SSPA and Aux fault logic
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.14 LNB/LNA current fault monitoring window
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.13 Fault latch
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.12 RF switch fault monitoring
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.11 Auxiliary fault monitoring
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.10 Type of fault monitoring
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.9
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.8
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.7
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.6
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.5
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.3
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.2
SysMode'1:2=0,1:1=1,1:1PhC1:1=2,Dual1:1=3,SnglSw=4,PhC1:2=5 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.1
1/INTEGER
Value OID
settingTextValue
settingIndex/settingValue
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settingIndex/
settingValue
Value OID
settingTextValue
Description
29/INTEGER IPAddressByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.29
Device IP address byte1 (MSB)
30/INTEGER IPAddressByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.30
Device IP address byte2
31/INTEGER IPAddressByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.31
Device IP address byte3
32/INTEGER IPAddressByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.32
Device IP address byte4 (LSB)
33/INTEGER IPGateWayByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.33
Device Gateway address byte1 (MSB)
34/INTEGER IPGateWayByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.34
Device Gateway address byte2
35/INTEGER IPGateWayByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.35
Device Gateway address byte3
36/INTEGER IPGateWayByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.36
Device Gateway address byte4 (LSB)
37/INTEGER IPSubnetByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.37
Device Subnet Mask byte1 (MSB)
38/INTEGER IPSubnetByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.38
Device Subnet Mask byte2
39/INTEGER IPSubnetByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.39
Device Subnet Mask byte3
40/INTEGER IPSubnetByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.40
Device Subnet Mask byte4 (LSB)
41/INTEGER IPPortByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.41
Device Port address byte1 (MSB) (required only for
IPNet Interface)
42/INTEGER IPPortByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.42
Device Port address byte2 (LSB) (required only for
IPNet Interface)
43/INTEGER IPLockByte1'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.43
Device IP lock address byte1 (MSB) (required only for
IPNet Interface)
44/INTEGER IPLockByte2'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.44
Device IP lock address byte2 (required only for IPNet
Interface)
45/INTEGER IPLockByte3'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.45
Device IP lock address byte3 (required only for IPNet
Interface)
46/INTEGER IPLockByte4'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.46
Device IP lock address byte4 (LSB) (required only for
IPNet Interface)
47/INTEGER Unit_Offset1’0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.47
SSPA Unit 1 Attenuation Offset
48/INTEGER Unit_Offset2’0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.48
SSPA Unit 2 Attenuation Offset
49/INTEGER Unit_Offset3’0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.1.1.2.49
SSPA Unit 3 Attenuation Offset
Table 7-12: Detailed Thresholds
thresholdIndex/
thresholdValue
Value OID
thresholdTextValue
Description
1/INTEGER
LNA1CalibrationPoint(x0.57mA)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.1
2/INTEGER
LNA2CalibrationPoint(x0.57mA)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.2
LNA1 current fault threshold
LNA2 current fault threshold
3/INTEGER
LNA3CalibrationPoint(x0.57mA)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.3
LNA3 current fault threshold
4/INTEGER
LNA1DCCurrent(x0.57mA)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.4
LNA1 PS output current
5/INTEGER
LNA2DCCurrent(x0.57mA)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.5
LNA2 PS output current
LNA3 PS output current
6/INTEGER
LNA3DCCurrent(x0.57mA)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.6
7/INTEGER
LNA1PSVoltage(x0.1V)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.7
LNA1 PS output voltage
8/INTEGER
LNA2PSVoltage(x0.1V)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.8
LNA2 PS output voltage
9/INTEGER
LNA3PSVoltage(x0.1V)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.9
LNA3 PS output voltage
10/INTEGER
PS1Voltage(x0.1V)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.10
PS1 output voltage
11/INTEGER
PS2Voltage(x0.1V)'0..4095
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.11
PS2 output voltage
12/INTEGER
ChassyTemperature(C)'-99..99
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.2.1.2.12
Chassis temperature
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conditionIndex/
conditionValue
116
Value OID
conditionTextValue
1/INTEGER
Unit1FaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.1
2/INTEGER
Unit2FaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.2
3/INTEGER
Unit3FaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.3
4/INTEGER
SummaryFaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.4
5/INTEGER
PS1FaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.5
6/INTEGER
PS2FaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.6
7/INTEGER
AuxiliaryFaultState'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.7
8/INTEGER
ExternalPortState'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.8
9/INTEGER
LNAFaults'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.9
10/INTEGER
SSPAFaults'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.10
11/INTEGER
RFSwitch1State'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2,Pos1=3,Pos2=4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.11
12/INTEGER
RFSwitch2State'NoFault=0,Fault=1,N/A=2,Pos1=3,Pos2=4
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.12
13/INTEGER
ForwardRFLowByte(0xHLx0.1RFPowerUnits)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.13
14/INTEGER
ForwardRFHighByte(0xHLx0.1RFPowerUnits)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.14
15/INTEGER
AmbientTemperatureLowByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.15
16/INTEGER
AmbientTemperatureHighByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.16
17/INTEGER
Unit1TemperatureLowByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.17
18/INTEGER
Unit1TemperatureHighByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.18
19/INTEGER
Unit2TemperatureLowByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.19
20/INTEGER
Unit2TemperatureHighByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.20
21/INTEGER
Unit3TemperatureLowByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.21
22/INTEGER
Uni3TemperatureHighByte(0xHL C)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.22
23/INTEGER
ReflectedRFLowByte(0xHLx0.1EFPowerUnits)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.23
24/INTEGER
ReflectedRFHighByte(0xHLx0.1EFPowerUnits)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.24
25/INTEGER
Unit1DCCurrentLowByte(0xHLx0.1Amper)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.25
26/INTEGER
Unit1DCCurrentHighByte(0xHLx0.1Amper)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.26
27/INTEGER
Unit2DCCurrentLowByte(0xHLx0.1Amper)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.27
28/INTEGER
Unit2DCCurrentHighByte(0xHLx0.1Amper)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.28
29/INTEGER
Unit3DCCurrentLowByte(0xHLx0.1Amper)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.29
30/INTEGER
Unit3DCCurrentHighByte(0xHLx0.1Amper)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.30
31/INTEGER
Unit1RFOutputLowByte(0xHLx0.1dBm)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.31
32/INTEGER
Unit1RFOutputLowByte(0xHLx0.1dBm)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.32
33/INTEGER
Unit2RFOutputLowByte(0xHLx0.1dBm)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.33
34/INTEGER
Unit2RFOutputLowByte(0xHLx0.1dBm)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.34
35/INTEGER
Unit3RFOutputLowByte(0xHLx0.1dBm)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.35
36/INTEGER
Unit3RFOutputLowByte(0xHLx0.1dBm)'0..255
1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.2.1.3.1.2.36
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7.6.4.2 SNMP V3 Issues in Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCP2 Controller
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an interoperable standards-based
protocol that allows for external monitoring of the Content Engine through an SNMP
agent.
A SNMP-managed network consists of three primary components: managed devices,
agents, and management systems. A managed device is a network node that contains
a SNMP agent and resides on a managed network. Managed devices collect and store
management information and use SNMP to make this information available to management systems that use SNMP. Managed devices include routers, servers, switches,
bridges hubs, computer hosts, and printers.
An agent is a software module that has local knowledge of management information
and translates that information into a form compatible with SNMP: the Management
Information Base (MIB). The agent can send traps, or notification of certain events, to
the manager. Essentially, a Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPA is considered a “SNMP
agent”.
A manager is a software module that listens to the SNMP notifications sent by SNMP
agents. The manager can also send requests to an agent to collect remote information
from the Management Information Base (MIB).
The communication between the agent and the manager uses the SNMP protocol,
which is an application of the ASN.1 BER (Abstract Syntax Notation 1 with Basic Encoding Rules), typically over UDP (for IP networks).
•
•
•
Version 1 (SNMPv1, described in RFC 1157) is the initial implementation
of SNMP.
Version 2 (SNMPv2c, described in RFC 1902) is the second release of
SNMP. It provides additions to data types, counter size, and protocol operations.
Version 3 (SNMPv3, described in RFC 2271 through RFC 2275) is the
most recent version of SNMP.
SNMP V1
SNMP version 1 (SNMPv1) is the initial implementation of the SNMP protocol.
SNMPv1 operates over protocols such as User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Internet
Protocol (IP), OSI Connectionless Network Service (CLNS), AppleTalk Datagram- Delivery Protocol (DDP), and Novell Internet Packet Exchange (IPX). SNMPv1 is widely
used and is the de-facto network-management protocol in the Internet community.
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom RCP2 family of products utilizes the most popular implementation, SNMP V1 over UDP transport layer.
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SNMP V2
SNMPv2 (RFC 1441–RFC 1452) revises version 1 and includes some improvements
in the areas of performance, security, confidentiality, and manager-to-manager communications. It introduced GetBulkRequest, an alternative to iterative GetNextRequests for retrieving large amounts of management data in a single request.
However, the new party-based security system in SNMPv2, viewed by many as overly
complex, was not widely accepted.
The format of the trap message was also changed in SNMPv2. To avoid these compatibility issues, the trap mechanism was not implemented in the Teledyne Paradise Datacom SSPA MIB.
SNMP V3
Although SNMPv3 makes no changes to the protocol aside from the addition of cryptographic security, it looks much different due to new textual conventions, concepts, and
terminology. SNMPv3 primarily added security and remote configuration enhancements to SNMP. Many embedded controllers and microprocessors that are used in
electronic components such as amplifier modules do not have support for SNMP V2 or
V3. This is due to the extensive memory resources required by the computation intensive cryptographic security of SNMP V3.
For this reason V3 has not gained widespread support amongst embedded MCU platform manufacturers. Existing port implementations are limited to very powerful ARM5
or above cores, running under full-scale OS systems (Linux, Android, etc.). At large,
these configurations require external bulk RAM/FLASH to operate. This requirement
ultimately affects the minimum device startup time (tens of seconds, due to the large
boot BIOS) and working temperature range (mostly indoor).
As noted in Cisco’s release notes about SNMP V3:
SNMP no fica ons can be sent as traps or inform requests. Traps are unreliable because the receiver does not send acknowledgments when this device receives traps. The sender cannot determine if the traps were received. However, an SNMP en ty that receives an inform request
acknowledges the message with an SNMP response protocol data unit (PDU). If the sender never
receives the response, the inform request can be sent again. Therefore, informs are more likely to
reach their intended des na on.
However, informs consume more resources in the agent and in the network. Unlike a trap, which is
discarded as soon as it is sent, an inform request must be held in memory un l a response is received, or the request mes out. Traps are sent only once, while an inform can be retried several
mes. The retries increase traffic and contribute to a higher overhead on the network.
(http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ip/simple-network-management-protocol-snmp/13506-snmp
-traps.html, last visited on 22 January 2015.)
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--paradiseDatacom(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712)
|
+--deviceINFO(1)
| |
| +-- r-n OctetString deviceID(1)
| +-- rwn OctetString deviceLocation(2)
| +-- r-n OctetString deviceRevision(3)
| +-- r-n Enumeration deviceType(4)
|
+--devices(2)
|
+--paradiseDevice(1)
| |
| +--settings(1)
| | |
| | +--settingsEntry(1) [settingIndex]
| |
|
| |
+-- rwn Integer32
settingIndex(1)
| |
+-- rwn Integer32
settingValue(2)
| |
+-- r-n OctetString settingTextValue(3)
| |
| +--thresholds(2)
| | |
| | +--thresholdsEntry(1) [thresholdIndex]
| |
|
| |
+-- rwn Integer32
thresholdIndex(1)
| |
+-- r-n Integer32
thresholdValue(2)
| |
+-- r-n Enumeration thresholdStatus(3)
| |
+-- r-n OctetString thresholdText(4)
| |
| +--conditions(3)
|
|
|
+--conditionsEntry(1) [conditionsIndex]
|
|
|
+-- rwn Integer32
conditionsIndex(1)
|
+-- r-n Integer32
conditionsValue(2)
|
+-- r-n Counter
conditionsEventCount(3)
|
+-- r-n OctetString conditionsText(4)
|
+--paradiseDeviceA(2)
|
+--paradiseDeviceB(3)
|
+--paradiseDeviceC(4)
|
+--modem(5)
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7.6.4.4 Description of MIB Entities
deviceINFO — This field includes general device information.
deviceID — Octet string type; maximum length -60; field specifies device model and
serial number; read only access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.1
deviceLocation — Octet string type; maximum length 60; filed allow customer to store
information about device physical location or any other textual information related to the device; read/write access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.2
deviceRevision — Octet string type; maximum length 60; field specifies device firmware revision; read only access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.3
deviceType — Enumeration, integer type; field allows simple detection of SNMP
device type. Values: rmsspa(1), cosspa(2), rcp2fprc(3), rcp21000rm(4),
rcp21000co(5), rcp21000rcp(6), buc(7), rbc(8), minicosspa(9); read/write access. Setting the ID to any other value will default type to cosspa. OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.4
devices — This field is subdivided into 5 branches: paradiseDevice, paradiseDeviceA,
paradiseDeviceB, paradiseDeviceC and modem. The paradiseDevice branch
currently is used for all Paradise Datacom LLC SNMP enabled device except
Modem. See the Evolution Modem manual for specific MIB information for modems. Branches for Device A, B and C are reserved for future use.
paradiseDevice — Field contents tables hold specific device information: Settings,
Thresholds and Conditions. All table formats follow a common pattern: Index,
Value, TextValue. The threshold table has an additional column for parameter
validation. The conditions table has an extra column for event counters.
The Index column provides general table indexing; the Value column presents
the current value of the relevant parameter; the TextValue column provides
information about parameter name, measurement units and limits.
Value “1” in the validation column of the thresholds table indicates that relevant
parameter is valid under the current system configuration; value “2” indicates
that parameter is invalid or “Not available”.
The event counter column of the conditions table indicates how many times a
value of a relevant parameter changed its state since system power-up.
settings — Table contents current device configuration and provides device management. For detailed settings table info for SNMP device see Table 7-11 . Read/
write access for settingsValue column.
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thresholds — Table provides information about device internal limits and subsystems
info. For detailed table information refer to Table 7-12. Read only access.
conditions — Table contents device fault status information. Read only access. For
detailed conditions table info see Table 7-13.
7.6.4.5 Configuring RCP2 Unit to Work With SNMP Protocol
1. Set up the unit IP address. Press the Main Menu key on the front panel; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select 5.IP Setup and press the
Enter key; select 2.LocalIP and press the Enter key. Use the navigation
keys to adjust the unit IP address. A single controller in a system has a default address of 192.168.0.9. Press the Enter key when complete;
2. Set up the unit gateway address. Press the Main Menu key; select
2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select 5.IP Setup and press the Enter key; select 4.Gateway and press the Enter key. Use the navigation keys
to adjust the unit gateway address. If no gateway is needed, set the address
to 0.0.0.0. Press the Enter key when complete;
3. Set up the unit subnet mask. Press the Main Menu key; select 2.Com.Setup
and press the Enter key; select 5.IP Setup and press the Enter key; select
3.Subnet and press the Enter key. Use the navigation keys to adjust the unit
subnet mask. Press the Enter key when complete;
4. Set up the unit Community Set and Get strings. Press the Main Menu key;
select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select 5.IP Setup and press
the Enter key; select 6.More and press the Enter key; select
1.CommunitySet (or 2.CommunityGet). Using the navigation keys to adjust
the unit community strings information. Press and hold the key for typematic
option. Press the Enter key when complete. To erase unwanted characters,
press and hold the Down Arrow (▼) key and then press the Up Arrow (▲);
5. Set up the unit interface to SNMP. Press the Main Menu key; select
2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select 4.Interface and press the Enter key; select 4.SNMP and press the Enter key.
6. SNMP protocol now is set and ready to be used.
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7.6.4.5 Connecting to a MIB Browser
For a MIB browser application example, we will use the freeware browser GetIf,
version 2.3.1. Other browsers are available for download from http://www.snmplink.org.
1. Copy the provided Paradise Datacom LLC MIB file into the Getif Mibs subfolder. The MIB is available for download at http://www.paradisedata.com.
2. Start the GetIf application.
3. Select the unit IP address and community strings in the relevant text boxes
on the Parameters tab (see Figure 7-16) and then click the Start button.
Figure 7-16: GetIF Application Parameters Tab
4. Select the MIBBrowser tab.
5. Click on ‘iso main entity’ on the MIB tree, then click the Start button.
6. See update data in output data box (Figure 7-17).
Figure 7-17: Getif MBrowser Window, with Update Data in Output Data Box
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7.6.5 Extended SNMP Operation
The RCP2 controller is equipped with a DigitalCore5 control board and utilizes firmware version 6.00 and above. These units feature an extended SNMP MIB and support SNMP traps. This extended MIB covers several OID objects related to SNMP trap
functions.
These units allow independent functioning of two SNMP traps (asynchronous notifications): Fault trap and Conditions trap. Both traps can be enabled or disabled by the operator. The operator can also specify how many times the same trap notification will be
sent back to the SNMP manager.
The SNMP manager IP address is also selectable by the operator. This IP address
must be specified in the relevant OID branch.
Every trap message is marked by the fixed trap community string “trap”. This community name is not user selectable.
7.6.5.1 Fault Trap
The Fault trap allows asynchronous notification of the RCP2 fault state change. When
enabled, trap notification will be sent to a manager every time either the summary fault
state or a fault type is changed.
The Last Fault Time ticks counter will be reset each time the summary fault changes its
state to “Alarm” or when a new fault condition is detected. This counter also resets itself during device power-up. If no faults are present after device power-up, Fault Trap
will issue a “Cold Start” notification to the manager.
7.6.5.2 Condition Trap
The Condition Trap allows the unit to generate asynchronous notifications independent
from the unit fault state. Currently, the following conditions can be used for this trap
triggering: Forward RF Level (each remotely controlled HPA or System RF level can be
selected), Reflected RF Level (for systems equipped with a Reflected RF sensor), DC
Current level (each remotely controlled HPA can be selected), PS Voltage level (both
internal PS units can be selected), Temperature (each remotely control HPA can be
selected or Ambient temperature sensor, if equipped), or LNA/LNB current.
To enable this trap, set the Condition Trap Resend option to a non-zero value and determine the upper and lower limits for the condition window. Window values must be
selected according to the relevant selected condition measured by the unit.
For example: Temperature must be selected in degrees, RF power in tenth of dBms,
etc. After successful configuration, the controller will generate a notification every time
the selected condition is outside the selected measurement window. For units with
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multiple measured parameters, the relevant condition location must be selected (i.e.,
units with two power supplies use 1 for PS1, and 2 for PS2).
For other conditions, this value is “don’t care”. Both traps will send a “Device Up Time”
time stamp with every trap notification.
7.6.5.3 Extended SNMP MIB Tree
--paradiseDatacom(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712)
|
+--deviceINFO((1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1)
| |
| +-- r-n OctetString deviceID(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.1)
| +-- rwn OctetString deviceLocation(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.2)
| +-- r-n OctetString deviceRevision(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.3)
| +-- r-n Enumeration deviceType(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.4)
| +--deviceTimeTicks(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.5)
| | |
| | +-- r-n TimeTicks deviceUpTime(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.5.1)
| | +-- r-n TimeTicks deviceFaultTime(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.5.2)
| |
| +--deviceCounters(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.6)
| | |
| | +-- r-n Counter deviceSFaultCounter(1)
| |
| +--deviceFaultState(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.7)
| | |
| | +-- r-n Enumeration deviceSummaryFault(1)
| | +-- r-n Enumeration deviceLastFault(2)
| |
| +--deviceTrapedCondition(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.8)
| | |
| | +-- r-n Integer32 deviceTrappedConditionValue(1)
| |
| +--deviceTrapControl(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9)
| | |
| | +-- rwn IpAddress deviceManagerIP(1)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 deviceFaultsTrapResend(2)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 deviceConditionTrapResend(3)
| | +-- rwn Enumeration deviceConditionToMonitor(4)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 deviceConditionULimit(5)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 deviceConditionLLimit(6)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 deviceConditionLocation(7)
| |
| +--deviceTraps(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.10)
| |
| +-- (1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.10.0)
| |
| +--deviceFaultsTrap(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.10.0.11)
| [deviceUpTime,deviceSummaryFault,deviceLastFault]
| |
| +--deviceConditionTrap(1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.10.0.12)
| [deviceUpTime,deviceConditionToMonitor,deviceTrappedConditionValue]
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+--devices(2)
|
+--paradiseDevice(1)
| |
| +--settings(1)
| | |
| | +--settingsEntry(1) [settingIndex]
| | |
| | +-- rwn Integer32 settingIndex(1)
| | +-- rwn Integer32 settingValue(2)
| | +-- r-n OctetString settingTextValue(3)
| |
| +--thresholds(2)
| | |
| | +--thresholdsEntry(1) [thresholdIndex]
| | |
| | +-- rwn Integer32 thresholdIndex(1)
| | +-- r-n Integer32 thresholdValue(2)
| | +-- r-n Enumeration thresholdStatus(3)
| | +-- r-n OctetString thresholdText(4)
| |
| +--conditions(3)
| |
| +--conditionsEntry(1) [conditionsIndex]
| |
| +-- rwn Integer32 conditionsIndex(1)
| +-- r-n Integer32 conditionsValue(2)
| +-- r-n Counter conditionsEventCount(3)
| +-- r-n OctetString conditionsText(4)
|
+--paradiseDeviceA(2)
|
+--paradiseDeviceB(3)
|
+--paradiseDeviceC(4)
|
+--modem(5)
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7.6.5.4 Extended SNMP MIB Tree Elements in Detail
deviceRevision — Octet string type; maximum length 60; field specifies device firmware revision; read only access; OID -1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.3
deviceUpTime — Device total up time in hundredths of a second; OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.5.1
deviceFaultTime — Time elapsed since last state change of deviceLastFault parameter in hundredths of second; OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.5.2
deviceSFaultCounter — Counts number of Summary alarms since device power up;
OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.6.1
deviceSummaryFault — Enumerated value of device last detected fault condition.
The following enumerated values are possible: coldStart(1), overTemp(2),
badRegltr(3), lowDCCur(4), aux(5), buc(6), lna(7), hpa(8), lowFwdRF(9), highRefRF(10), nPlusOne (11), badPS(12), timeOut(13), other(14), noFaults(15).
OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.7.1
deviceTrappedConditionValue — Condition value trapped by deviceConditionTrap;
OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.8.1
deviceManagerIP — Trap recipient IP address; OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.1
deviceFaultsTrapResend — Defines how many times deviceFaultsTrap will repeat
the message. 0 - Disables trap triggering; OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.2
deviceConditionTrapResend — Defines how many times condition trap will repeat
the message. 0 - Disables trap triggering; OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.3
deviceConditionToMonitor — Enumerated value. Object defines which condition to
trap. The following enumerations are possible: fwdRF(1), dcCurrent(2), voltagePS(3), temperature( 4), lnaCur(5), refRF(6); OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.4
deviceConditionULimit — Conditions upper trap limit. Trap will be sent when the condition exceeds this limit. OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.5
deviceConditionLLimit — Conditions lower trap limit. Trap will be sent when condition falls below this limit. OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.6
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deviceConditionLocation — Parameter specifying condition measuring location in
device containing multiple location of the same type (multiple PS, HPAs, LNAs
etc.). Set to 0 for system-wide conditions, 1 .. n for relevant unit. For devices
with single condition location parameter is “don’t care”, for system wide parameters (System RF power, Ambient temperature etc. select 4). OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.9.7
deviceFaultsTrap — Trap fires deviceFaultsTrapResend times when deviceLastFault
or deviceSummaryFault state changes. OID - 1.3.6.1.4.1.20712.1.10.0.11
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Section 8: Maintenance Switch
Controller
8.0 Introduction
Teledyne Paradise Datacom offers the option of utilizing the RCP2-1100 controller as
a Maintenance Switch Controller (RCP2-MAINT), which controls the position of a
single waveguide switch.
A Maintenance Switch Controller is typically connected to the switch drive via a single
cable. With systems using amplifiers of certain high power levels, the controller could
also be connected to the system SSPAs, so that the output of the amplifiers can be
temporarily muted during switchover to prevent arcing in the transmission line.
8.1 Operation Modes
The Maintenance Switch Controller controls the position of a switch at the output of the
connected amplifier or amplifier system. The position of the switch determines whether
the output signal of the amplifier or amplifier system is directed to a dummy load (the
maintenance position), or to the system output.
8.1.1 Directing the Output Signal to the System Output
When the operator presses the POS1 key on the controller front panel, the switch is
set to its primary position. The LED on the POS1 key will illuminate and the LEDs in
the mimic path display will show the signal directed to the system output. See Figure
8-1.
Figure 8-1: POS1 key to direct output signal to system output
8.1.2 Directing the Output Signal to the Dummy Load
When the operator presses the POS2 key on the controller front panel, the switch is
set to its secondary position. The LED on the POS2 key will illuminate and the LEDs in
the mimic path display will show the signal directed to the termination. See Figure 8-2.
Figure 8-2: POS2 key to direct output signal to dummy load
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8.2 Application of a Maintenance Switch Controller
Figure 8-3 shows a typical schematic for a standalone amplifier (HPA 1) utilizing a
maintenance switch (SW1) at its output, and a Maintenance Switch Controller (RCP2MAINT).
Figure 8-3: Schematic, SSPA utilizing Maintenance Switch and Controller
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Appendix A: Ethernet Interface
Quick Set-Up
This section describes the procedure for setting up the Ethernet IP interface through
the RCP front panel interface. It also describes basic network setup of a Windows
based host PC for a peer-to-peer network connection with the RCP unit.
Important! Do not use a crossover cable to connect to the network hub,
use crossover only for direct PC-to-RCP connection!
1. Connect J6 Ethernet Port of the RCP controller to a host PC through a crossover
null-modem network cable (see Appendix C) for wiring details.
2. If the PC NIC card has not previously been set, do so now using the following
procedure, otherwise skip to Step 3.
2.1 From Windows Control Panel select Network icon;
2.2 Select TCP/IP properties of your LAN card. The window shown in Figure A-1 will
appear:
Figure A-1: TCP/IP Properties Window
2.3 Select "Specify an IP Address". And enter the following parameters in the IP
address and Subnet fields:
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
192.168.0.3
255.255.255.0
After you press "OK", depending on the operating system, you may need to reboot the
workstation.
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2.4 After optional reboot, open the Command Prompt console window and enter:
C:\>IPCONFIG
This will display the IP settings:
0 Ethernet Adapter:
IP Address:
192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:
2.5 You can now try to Ping your PC:
In Command Prompt window enter the following:
C:\>ping 192.168.0.3
This will display:
Pinging 192.168.0.3 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.3: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.3:
Packets: Sent=4, Received=4, Lost=0 (0%loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum=0ms, Maximum=0ms, Average=0ms
Your network LAN card is now set up.
3. On the RCP unit front panel, perform the following sequence:
Press the Main Menu key; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select
5.IPSetup and press the Enter key; select 2.LocalIP and press the Enter key. Enter
the address 192.168.0.0 by using the navigation keys. Press the Enter key to accept
the entered value.
Use the same menu pattern above to set the following parameters:
Subnet:
Gateway:
IPLock:
IPPort:
255.255.255.0;
0.0.0.0;
255.255.255.255;
1038.
Verify the selected parameters by navigating to the 1.IPInfo screen.
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4. On the RCP unit front panel select sequentially:
Press the Main Menu key; select 2.Com.Setup and press the Enter key; select
4.Interface and press the Enter key; select 3.IPNet and press the Enter key.
The RCP unit is now set up to work with Ethernet Interface. You may now ping the
RCP unit from the host PC:
C:\>ping 192.168.0.0
This will display:
Pinging 192.168.0.0 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.0: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.3:
Packets: Sent=4, Received=4, Lost=0 (0%loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum=0ms, Maximum=0ms, Average=0ms
5. Run the Teledyne Paradise Datacom Universal M&C package on the host PC to
check all M&C functions. Refer to Appendix E for details. When prompted, select an
Internet connection to the unit using IP Address 192.168.0.0, local port address to
1039 and remote port address to 1038. The RCP is now connected to your host workstation for remote M&C.
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Appendix B: Proper 10/100 Base-T
Ethernet Cable Wiring
This section briefly describes the basic theory related to the physical layer of 10/100
Base-T networking, as well as proper wiring techniques.
There are several classifications of cable used for twisted-pair networks. Recommended cable for all new installations is Category 5 (or CAT 5). CAT 5 cable has four twisted pairs of wire for a total of eight individually insulated wires. Each pair is color coded
with one wire having a solid color (blue, orange, green, or brown) twisted around a
second wire with a white background and a stripe of the same color. The solid colors
may have a white stripe in some cables. Cable colors are commonly
described using the background color followed by the color of the stripe; e.g., white-orange is a cable with a white background and an orange stripe.
The straight through and crossover patch cables are terminated with CAT 5 RJ-45
modular plugs. RJ-45 plugs are similar to those you'll see on the end of your
telephone cable except they have eight versus four or six contacts on the end of the plug
and they are about twice as big. Make sure they are rated for CAT 5 wiring. (RJ
means "Registered Jack"). A special Modular Plug Crimping Tool (such as that shown
in Figure B-1) is needed for proper wiring.
Figure B-1: Modular Plug Crimping Tool
The 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernets consist of two transmission lines. Each
transmission line is a pair of twisted wires. One pair receives data signals and the other pair transmits data signals. A balanced line driver or transmitter is at one end of one
of these lines and a line receiver is at the other end. A simplified schematic for one of
these lines and its transmitter and receiver is shown in Figure B-2.
Figure B-2: Transmission Line
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The main concern is the transient magnetic fields which surrounds the wires and the
magnetic fields generated externally by the other transmission lines in the cable, other
network cables, electric motors, fluorescent lights, telephone and electric lines, lightning, etc. This is known as noise. Magnetic fields induce their own pulses in a transmission line, which may literally bury the Ethernet pulses.
The twisted-pair Ethernet employs two principle means for combating noise. The first is
the use of balanced transmitters and receivers. A signal pulse actually consists of two
simultaneous pulses relative to ground: a negative pulse on one line and a positive
pulse on the other. The receiver detects the total difference between these two pulses.
Since a pulse of noise (shown in red in the diagram) usually produces pulses of the
same polarity on both lines one pulse is essentially canceled by out the other at the
receiver. In addition, the magnetic field surrounding one wire from a signal pulse is a
mirror of the one on the other wire. At a very short distance from the two wires, the
magnetic fields are opposite and have a tendency to cancel the effect of each other.
This reduces the line's impact on the other pair of wires and the rest of the world.
The second and the primary means of reducing cross-talk between the pairs in the
cable, is the double helix configuration produced by twisting the wires together. This
configuration produces symmetrical (identical) noise signals in each wire. Ideally, their
difference, as detected at the receiver, is zero. In actuality, it is much reduced.
Pin-out diagrams of the two types of UTP Ethernet cables are shown in Figure B-3.
Figure B-3: Ethernet Cable Pin-Outs
Note that the TX (transmitter) pins are connected to corresponding RX (receiver) pins,
plus to plus and minus to minus. Use a crossover cable to connect units with identical
interfaces. If you use a straight-through cable, one of the two units must, in effect,
perform the crossover function.
Two wire color-code standards apply: EIA/TIA 568A and EIA/TIA 568B. The codes are
commonly depicted with RJ-45 jacks as shown in Figure B-4. If we apply the 568A color code and show all eight wires, our pin-out looks like Figure B-5.
Note that pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 and the blue and brown pairs are not used in either
standard. Quite contrary to what you may read elsewhere, these pins and wires are
not used or required to implement 100BASE-TX duplexing.
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Figure B-4: Ethernet Wire Color Code Standards
Figure B-5: Wiring Using 568A Color Codes
There are only two unique cable ends in the preceding diagrams, they correspond to
the 568A and 568B RJ-45 jacks and are shown in Figure B-6.
568A CABLE
568B CABLE
Figure B-6: Wiring Using 568A and 568B Color Codes
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Again, the wires with colored backgrounds may have white stripes and may be
denoted that way in diagrams found elsewhere. For example, the green wire may be
labeled Green-White. The background color is always specified first.
Now, all you need to remember, to properly configure the cables, are the diagrams for
the two cable ends and the following rules:
•
•
A straight-thru cable has identical ends.
A crossover cable has different ends.
It makes no functional difference which standard you use for a straight-thru cable.
You can start a crossover cable with either standard as long as the other end is the
other standard. It makes no functional difference which end is which. 568A patch
cable will work in a network with 568B wiring and 568B patch cable will work in a 568A
network
Here are some essential cabling rules:
1. Try to avoid running cables parallel to power cables.
2. Do not bend cables to less than four times the diameter of the cable.
3. If you bundle a group of cables together with cable ties (zip ties), do not over
-cinch them. It's okay to snug them together firmly; but don't tighten them so
much that you deform the cables.
4. Keep cables away from devices which can introduce noise into them. Here's
a short list: copy machines, electric heaters, speakers, printers, TV sets, fluorescent lights, copiers, welding machines, microwave ovens, telephones,
fans, elevators, motors, electric ovens, dryers, washing machines, and shop
equipment.
5. Avoid stretching UTP cables (tension when pulling cables should not exceed
25 LBS).
6. Do not run UTP cable outside of a building. It presents a very dangerous
lightning hazard!
7. Do not use a stapler to secure UTP cables. Use telephone wire/RG-6 coaxial wire hangers, which are available at most hardware stores.
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Appendix C: RCP Control
with Universal M&C
C.1 Adding a New RCP Unit to the Universal M&C
To add a new unit, choose "Action->Add Unit" from the Main Menu. Then choose
"RCP2 Redundancy Controller". When a unit type is chosen a "New RCP2" dialog window will appear for the particular unit you are adding, as shown in Figure C-1.
Figure C-1: New RCP2 Dialog Window
To add a RCP unit to the M&C Utility, fill in the appropriate boxes in the "New RCP2"
dialog. A Unit ID is not required although it is recommended. If a Unit ID isn't entered
the Unit ID will be assigned by the M&C. Select the system configuration (One_
to_Two, One_to_One, Phase_Combined, or Dual_One_to_One).
To add a unit connected to a serial port you must supply a Port and a Baud Rate.
To add a unit connected via UDP (TCP/IP) you must supply either a Hostname or an
IP Address
Specify the Unit's Unique Address in the RCP2 Address box. If you don't know the
address of the unit you may search for it. Be aware that this search feature is only
useful when you have only one unit connected to your PC at a time.
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Choose a log file location by clicking the Browse... button. The default is the "My Documents" folder. The log file name will be the UnitID and the extension ".log" appended
to it. i.e. "Unit1.log".
C.2 RCP2 overview for the Universal M&C
Each RCP in the M&C has four screens. The first screen is the “Status” window shown
in Figure C-2. The status screen reflects the Online/Standby status of each amplifier in
the system, and the switch position of each waveguide switch in the system. In addition, Internal and Device fault indicators are displayed. When there is no fault condition
on a given unit, the indicator illuminates green. When a fault condition exists, the indicator illuminates red.
Figure C-2: Status Window
The second screen is the “IP Setup” window, shown in Figure C-3. It shows the user
all of the TCP/IP settings on the RCP unit. When the IP Address is modified the RCP
unit must be reset for it to use the new IP Address. Until the RCP unit is reset it will use
the old IP Address. The Amplifier Local Port is the port that the RCP unit monitors for
UDP requests. The RCP unit also answers requests using the same port.
Figure C-3: IP Setup Window
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If the Amplifier Local Port is changed the RCP unit must be reset. The Gateway
Address and Subnet Mask are standard settings for TCPI/IP communications. If either
of these settings is changed the RCP unit must be reset for the new settings to take
effect. The IP Lock Address is used for security. If it is set to something besides 0.0.0.0
or 255.255.255.255 it will only answer the address it is set to. For example, if the IP
Lock Address is 192.168.0.50 then a request from 192.168.0.100 will not be accepted.
The IP Lock Address may be changed without resetting the RCP unit.
The third screen displays the Conditions of the units connected to the controller, as
shown in Figure C-4. The system forward power, reflected power, power supply voltages and LNA/LNB currents and temperatures are all monitored. In addition, the calibration points of each LNA/LNB are displayed.
Figure C-4: Conditions Window
The fourth screen is the “Settings” screen, shown in Figure C-5. It shows the user all
available settings on the RCP unit. All user-adjustable settings may be modified to suit
the specific needs of the customer. However, it should be noted that the RCP units are
pre-configured for the customer at the factory. If modification of any settings is necessary please refer to the Table 7-6.
Figure C-5: Settings Window
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Appendix D: Firmware
Revision History
Table D-1: Firmware Revision History
Version
Feature description
1.20
Dual 1:1 mode introduced (RCPD-1100 controller).
2.00
Terminal mode added to protocol stack; Improved management for LNA/
LNB power supplies.
2.20
Support for remote control of SSPA system added. Remote group
muting and attenuation control; Remote Forward RF Sensing.
3.1.1
Remote ambient temperature measurement introduced.
3.3.0
Switch muting option added for remote subsystem; External mute option
introduced; Units temperature measurement added.
3.3.4
dBm to Watts conversion added. Reflected RF measurement introduced.
3.6.0
Extended Remote control capabilities for SSPA subsystem. Current and
RF Units measurements added to the control array.
3.7.0 / 3.7.1 Fault tolerance introduced, display for LNA PS voltages added.
4.0.3
Ethernet interface introduced, Hardware platform switched to
Digital Core version 2. Follow-the-Switch function introduced.
4.1.0
Hardware platform switched to I/O board version 1. Dual voltage for
LNA/LNB PS introduced.
4.2.0
Support for Attenuation Offsets.
4.6.0
Ubicom command sync issue fixed. Improved serial drivers. Last release
for DigiCore 4 platform
6.0.1
Migration to DigiCore 5 platform
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Appendix E: Documentation
The following pages consist of the Redundant System Controller menu structure and
specification sheet (document number 209352).
Specifications shown on the following pages are subject to change. The most recent
revision of the specification sheet can be viewed on the Paradise Datacom web site:
http://www.paradisedata.com.
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