3900 Series GSM Base Station

V100R013C00
Technical Description
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Date 2012-12-30
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About This Document
Overview
This document provides information about 3900 series GSM base stations such as system
principles, operation and maintenance, clock synchronization schemes, and surge protection
specifications, aiming to enable operators to comprehensively understand functions of the 3900
series GSM base stations.
Product Version
The following table lists product versions involved in this document.
Product Name Product Version
BTS3900 GSM (BTS3900 for short) V100R013C00
BTS3900A GSM (BTS3900A for short) V100R013C00
BTS3900L GSM (BTS3900L for short) V100R013C00
DBS3900 GSM (DBS3900 for short) V100R013C00

Intended Audience
This document is intended for:
l Network planners
l Field engineers
l System engineers
Organization
1 Changes in the 3900 Series GSM Base Station Technical Description
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each version.
2 Overview
3900 series base stations adopt the cutting-edge modular design for different modes and are
managed by various systems. With simple components, they can be installed and deployed easily
and fast. With comprehensive functions and remarkable performance, they can meet
requirements in various scenarios. In addition, they are diversified by flexibly combining
functional modules and auxiliary devices.
3 BTS System Principle
The BTS consists of the BBU3900 (BBU for short), RF modules, and the antenna system. Its
functional subsystem includes the control system, transport system, monitoring system, RF
system, antenna system, and power supply system.
4 Control and Transport Systems
The functions of the control and transport systems are provided by the BBU. The control system
manages the entire BTS system in a centralized manner, including signaling processing,
operation and maintenance, and system clock. The transport system provides physical ports
connecting the BTS and the transport network.
5 RF System
The functions of the RF system are provided by RF modules including the radio frequency units
(RFUs) that are used in macro base stations and remote radio units (RRUs) that are used in
distributed base stations. The RF system performs modulation, demodulation, data processing,
and combination and division of RF and baseband signals.
6 Antenna System
The antenna system consists of antennas, feeders, jumpers, the Tower Mounted Amplifier
(TMA), the Bias Tee (BT), and the GSM Antenna and TMA Control Module (GATM). It
transmits and receives RF signals.
7 Operation and Maintenance
Operation and Maintenance (OM) covers management, monitoring, and maintenance of the
software, hardware, and configuration of the BTSs. In addition, diversified OM modes are
provided in various scenarios.
8 External Reference Clock Sources
The BTS supports multiple external reference clock sources, including the IP reference clock,
E1/T1 reference clock, synchronous Ethernet reference clock, BITS reference clock, and GPS/
RGPS reference clock. If a BTS fails to obtain clock signals, it works in free-run mode for a
certain period of time.
9 Surge Protection Specifications
This section provides surge protection specifications for the BBU, RF modules, and each type
of base stations.
10 Technical Specifications
This section provides technical specifications for RF modules.
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Contents
About This Document.....................................................................................................................ii
1 Changes in the 3900 Series GSM Base Station Technical Description...............................1
2 Overview.........................................................................................................................................8
3 BTS System Principle.................................................................................................................13
4 Control and Transport Systems................................................................................................15
4.1 Logical Structure of the BBU...........................................................................................................................16
4.2 BBU Transmission Ports..................................................................................................................................17
4.3 Transport Network Topologies.........................................................................................................................18
5 RF System......................................................................................................................................24
5.1 Logical Structure of the RRU...........................................................................................................................26
5.2 Logical Structure of the RFU...........................................................................................................................30
5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies...................................................................................................................................32
5.4 RRU3004 Configuration...................................................................................................................................36
5.5 Configurations of RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942, RRU3926, and the MRFUd
................................................................................................................................................................................42
5.6 DRFU Configuration........................................................................................................................................49
5.7 Configurations of the GRFU/MRFU/MRFUe..................................................................................................58
5.8 Hybrid Configuration of RF Modules..............................................................................................................64
6 Antenna System...........................................................................................................................68
7 Operation and Maintenance......................................................................................................70
7.1 OM Modes of the BTS.....................................................................................................................................71
7.2 OM Functions of the BTS................................................................................................................................71
8 External Reference Clock Sources............................................................................................74
9 Surge Protection Specifications................................................................................................76
10 Technical Specifications...........................................................................................................84
10.1 Technical Specifications for RFUs.................................................................................................................85
10.1.1 DRFU Technical Specifications............................................................................................................85
10.1.2 GRFU Technical Specifications............................................................................................................88
10.1.3 Technical Specifications for MRFU......................................................................................................94
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10.1.4 Technical Specifications for MRFUd..................................................................................................108
10.1.5 Technical Specifications for MRFUe..................................................................................................122
10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs..............................................................................................................130
10.2.1 RRU3004 Technical Specifications.....................................................................................................130
10.2.2 RRU3008 Technical Specifications.....................................................................................................136
10.2.3 Technical Specifications for RRU3908...............................................................................................145
10.2.4 Technical Specifications for RRU3928...............................................................................................161
10.2.5 Technical Specifications for RRU3929...............................................................................................172
10.2.6 Technical Specifications for RRU3942...............................................................................................185
10.2.7 Technical Specifications for RRU3926...............................................................................................195
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1 Changes in the 3900 Series GSM Base Station
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This section describes changes in the 3900 Series GSM Base Station Technical Description of
each version.
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Compared with issue 11 (2012-10-20), this issue not include any new topics.
Compared with issue 11 (2012-10-20), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
10.1 Technical Specifications for RFUs Added the maximum output power supported
by the RF modules.
10.1.2 GRFU Technical Specifications Modified power consumption of the GRFU.
10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs Added the maximum output power supported
by the RF modules.

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This is issue 11.
Compared with issue 10 (2012-09-27), this issue not include any new topics.
Compared with issue 10 (2012-09-27), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
5.8 Hybrid Configuration of RF Modules Modified the content for RFUs.
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10.1 Technical Specifications for RFUs Modified the RET antenna support capability
of each type of RFUs and specified whether
each of them complies with AISG1.1.
10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs Modified the RET antenna support capability
of each type of RRUs and specified whether
each of them complies with AISG1.1.

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10 (2012-09-27)
This is issue 10.
Compared with issue 09 (2012-06-30), this issue includes the following new topic:
l 5.8 Hybrid Configuration of RF Modules
Compared with issue 09 (2012-06-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
9 Surge Protection Specifications Added the surge protection specifications for
the BTS3900(Ver.D), BTS3900L(Ver.D)
and BTS3900A(Ver.D) cabinet.
5.7 Configurations of the GRFU/MRFU/
MRFUe
Removed MRFU V3 modules.

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09 (2012-06-30)
This is issue 09.
Compared with issue 08 (2012-05-20), this issue not include any new topics.
Compared with issue 08 (2012-05-20), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
5.5 Configurations of RRU3008,
RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929,
RRU3942, RRU3926, and the MRFUd
Modified the number of carriers supported by
the RRU3908 V1.
4.3 Transport Network Topologies Added the networking with IP over E1/T1.
10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs Modified the operating environment
standards for RRUs.
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10.1.5 Technical Specifications for
MRFUe
Added specifications when it operates in the
900 MHz frequency band.

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This is issue 08.
Compared with issue 07 (2012-03-30), this issue not include any new topics.
Compared with issue 07 (2012-03-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
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7.2 OM Functions of the BTS Added the note: The security of the USB
loading port is ensured by encryption.

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07 (2012-03-30)
This is issue 07.
Compared with issue 06 (2012-02-25), this issue includes the following new topic:
l 10.2.7 Technical Specifications for RRU3926
Compared with issue 06 (2012-02-25), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
5.5 Configurations of RRU3008,
RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929,
RRU3942, RRU3926, and the MRFUd
Added the Configurations on an RRU3926.
5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies Added the specifications of CPRI ports on an
RRU3926.

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06 (2012-02-25)
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l 10.2.6 Technical Specifications for RRU3942
Compared with issue 05 (2011-11-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
5.5 Configurations of RRU3008,
RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929,
RRU3942, RRU3926, and the MRFUd
Added the Configurations on an RRU3942.
5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies Added the specifications of CPRI ports on an
RRU3942.
10.1.1 DRFU Technical Specifications Updated surge protection specifications.
10.1.2 GRFU Technical Specifications Updated surge protection specifications.
10.1.3 Technical Specifications for MRFU Updated RF specifications.
10.1.4 Technical Specifications for
MRFUd
Updated RF specifications.
10.1.5 Technical Specifications for
MRFUe
Updated RF specifications.
10.2.1 RRU3004 Technical Specifications Added the standards with which an RRU3004
complies
10.2.2 RRU3008 Technical Specifications Added the standards with which an RRU3008
complies
10.2.3 Technical Specifications for
RRU3908
Updated RF specifications.
10.2.4 Technical Specifications for
RRU3928
Updated RF specifications.
10.2.5 Technical Specifications for
RRU3929
Updated RF specifications.

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This is issue 05.
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Compared with issue 04 (2011-09-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
10 Technical Specifications Technical specifications has been updated.

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04 (2011-09-30)
This is issue 04.
Compared with issue 03 (2011-08-30), this issue includes the following new topic:
l 10.1 Technical Specifications for RFUs
l 10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs
Compared with issue 03 (2011-08-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
9 Surge Protection Specifications Surge protection specifications for the ports
on RF modules has been deleted.

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03 (2011-08-30)
This is issue 03.
Compared with issue 02 (2011-06-25), this issue does not include any new topics.
Compared with issue 02 (2011-06-25), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
9 Surge Protection Specifications VER.B of the cabinet is added.

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02 (2011-06-25)
This is issue 02.
Compared with issue 01 (2011-04-30), this issue includes the following new topic:
l 5.5 Configurations of RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942,
RRU3926, and the MRFUd
l 5.7 Configurations of the GRFU/MRFU/MRFUe
Compared with issue 01 (2011-04-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Topic Description
5.1 Logical Structure of the RRU Information about the RRU3929 is added.
5.2 Logical Structure of the RFU Information about the MRFUe is added.
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5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies Information about the RRU3929, MRFUe is
added.
9 Surge Protection Specifications Surge protection specifications for the ports
on the RRU3929, MRFUe are added.

Compared with issue 01 (2011-04-30), this issue excludes the following topic:
l Configurations of RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, GRFU, MRFU, and the MRFUd
01 (2011-04-30)
This is issue 01.
Compared with issue 07 (2011-03-30) of V100R012, this issue includes the following new
topics:
l 2 Overview
l 3 BTS System Principle
l 4.2 BBU Transmission Ports
l 5.2 Logical Structure of the RFU
l 5.7 Configurations of the GRFU/MRFU/MRFUe
l 6 Antenna System
l 7 Operation and Maintenance
Compared with issue 07 (2011-03-30) of V100R012, this issue incorporates the following
changes:
Topic Description
5.1 Logical Structure of the RRU Information about the RRU3908 and
RRU3928 is added.
5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies Information about the MRFU, MRFUd,
RRU3908, and RRU3928 is added.
9 Surge Protection Specifications Surge protection specifications for the ports
on the BTS3900 (Ver.C), BTS3900L
(Ver.C), BTS3900A (Ver.C), MRFU,
MRFUd, RRU3908, and RRU3928 are
added.

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l DBS3900 Product Family
l System Architecture of the BTS3900
l System Architecture of the BTS3900A
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l System Architecture of the BTS3900L
l Software Structure of the BTS
l Logical Structure of the BTS3900
l Logical Structure of the BTS3900L
l Logical Structure of the BTS3900A
l DBS3900 Monitoring Schemes
l BTS3900 Monitoring System
l BTS3900A Monitoring System
l BTS3900L Monitoring System
l Signal Flow of the BTS3900/BTS3900A
l Signal Flow of the BTS3900L
l Configuration of the BTS3900/BTS3900A
l Configuration of the BTS3900L
l CPRI Cable Connections of the RRUs
l RRU3008 Configuration
l Typical Scenarios of the DBS3900 (with the DC RRU)
l Typical Scenarios of the DBS3900 (with the AC RRU)
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2 Overview
3900 series base stations adopt the cutting-edge modular design for different modes and are
managed by various systems. With simple components, they can be installed and deployed easily
and fast. With comprehensive functions and remarkable performance, they can meet
requirements in various scenarios. In addition, they are diversified by flexibly combining
functional modules and auxiliary devices.
BTS in the BSS
The base station subsystem (BSS) mainly consists of the base station controller (BSC) and the
base transceiver station (BTS), as shown in Figure 2-1.
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Figure 2-1 BSS architecture

BTS Types
There are four types of BTSs, that is, BTS3900, BTS3900A, BTS3900L, and DBS3900, meeting
requirements in various scenarios, as shown in Table 2-1.
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Table 2-1 BTS types
Nam
e
Type Usage Scenario Input
Power
Cabinet
Combination
Reference
BTS
3900
Indoo
r
macro
base
statio
n
Indoor installation
scenarios where
traffic load is
heavy, lease cost of
equipment room is
high, or equipment
room is space-
limited.
l -48 V
DC
l +24 V
DC
l 220 V
AC
l 110 V
AC
l Single cabinet
l Double
cabinets: Two
cabinets are
installed side
by side or two
cabinets are
stacked.
For information
about usage
scenarios and
configurations of
cabinets, see
BTS3900(Ver.B)
Hardware
Description,
BTS3900(Ver.C)
Hardware
Description and
BTS3900(Ver.D)
Hardware
Description.
BTS
3900
A
Outdo
or
macro
base
statio
n
Outdoor
installation
scenarios where
wide coverage is
required such as
cities, suburbs, or
rural areas.
l -48 V
DC
l 220 V
AC
l 110 V
AC
l TMC11H +
RFC
l APM30H +
RFC (+IBBS
+ TMC11H)
APM30H is a
power cabinet,
the RFC is a radio
frequency
cabinet,
TMC11H is a
transmission
cabinet, and the
IBBS is a battery
cabinet. For
information
about usage
scenarios and
configurations of
cabinets, see
BTS3900A
(Ver.B)
Hardware
Description,
BTS3900A
(Ver.C)
Hardware
Description and
BTS3900A
(Ver.D)
Hardware
Description.
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Nam
e
Type Usage Scenario Input
Power
Cabinet
Combination
Reference
BTS
3900
L
Indoo
r
macro
base
statio
n
Indoor installation
scenarios with
large capacity
where traffic load
is heavy, lease cost
of equipment room
is high, or
equipment room is
space-limited.
-48 V DC Single cabinet For information
about usage
scenarios and
configurations of
cabinets, see
BTS3900L
(Ver.B)
Hardware
Description,
BTS3900L
(Ver.C)
Hardware
Description and
BTS3900L
(Ver.D)
Hardware
Description.
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Nam
e
Type Usage Scenario Input
Power
Cabinet
Combination
Reference
DBS
3900
Distri
buted
base
statio
n
Outdoor
installation
scenarios where
site deployment is
difficult and wide
coverage is
required.
l -48 V
DC
l +24 V
DC
l 220 V
AC
l BBU +
APM30H +
RRU
l BBU +
TMC11H +
RRU
l BBU + 19-
inch rack +
RRU
l Indoor wall-
mounted BBU
+ RRU
l BBU + OMB
+ RRU
l BBU + ICR +
RRU
l BBU + IMB03
+ RRU
APM30H is a
power cabinet,
TMC11H is a
transmission
cabinet, the
OMB is an
outdoor mini
box, the ICR is an
indoor
centralized rack,
and IMB03 is an
indoor mini box.
For information
about usage
scenarios and
configurations of
cabinets, see
BBU3900
Hardware
Description,
APM30H&TMC
11H&IBBS200D
&IBBS200T
(Ver.B) Product
Description,
APM30H&TMC
11H&IBBS200D
&IBBS200T
(Ver.C) Product
Description,
APM30H&TMC
11H&IBBS200D
&IBBS200T
(Ver.D) Product
Description and
RRUxxxx
Hardware
Description.
NOTE
RRUxxxx refers
to the model of
each RRU.
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3 BTS System Principle
The BTS consists of the BBU3900 (BBU for short), RF modules, and the antenna system. Its
functional subsystem includes the control system, transport system, monitoring system, RF
system, antenna system, and power supply system.
Figure 3-1 shows the BTS system principle.
Figure 3-1 BTS system principle

Functions of each system are as follows:
l Control system: Managing the entire BTS system in a centralized manner, including
operation and maintenance, signaling processing, and system clock. For details, see section
4 Control and Transport Systems.
l Transport system: Providing physical ports connecting the BTS and the transport network
and also provides maintenance channels connecting the BTS and the Operation and
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Maintenance Center (OMC) to enable information exchange between the BTS and the
transport network or OMC. For details, see section 4 Control and Transport Systems.
l Monitoring system: Collecting external alarm information and reporting the information
to the control system. For details, see chapter Monitoring System in the Hardware
Description of the corresponding base station type.
l RF system: Processing RF and baseband signals. For details, see section 5 RF System.
l Antenna system: Receiving uplink signals and transmitting downlink signals. For details,
see section 6 Antenna System.
l Power supply system: Obtaining power from external power supply devices and providing
power for other subsystems of the BTS. For details, see chapter Power System in the
Hardware Description of the corresponding base station type.
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4 Control and Transport Systems
About This Chapter
The functions of the control and transport systems are provided by the BBU. The control system
manages the entire BTS system in a centralized manner, including signaling processing,
operation and maintenance, and system clock. The transport system provides physical ports
connecting the BTS and the transport network.
4.1 Logical Structure of the BBU
The BBU consists of the main processing unit, BTS interface unit, high-speed interface unit,
clock unit, and monitoring unit.
4.2 BBU Transmission Ports
The GTMU or UTRP board provides transmission ports to enable information exchange between
the BTS and the transport network.
4.3 Transport Network Topologies
Transport network topologies include TDM, IP, and High level Data Link Control (HDLC)
network topologies. In reality, these topologies are combined to save transmission device costs
without deteriorating service quality.
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4.1 Logical Structure of the BBU
The BBU consists of the main processing unit, BTS interface unit, high-speed interface unit,
clock unit, and monitoring unit.
Figure 4-1 shows the logical structure of the BBU.
Figure 4-1 Logical structure of the BBU

The control system consists of the main processing unit while the transport system consists of
the BTS interface unit and high-speed interface unit.
Main Processing Unit
The main processing unit manages the entire BTS system in a centralized manner, including
operation and maintenance, signaling processing, and system clock. It provides the following
functions:
l Supports such protocols as UART, HDLC, and IP over FE.
l Controls the BTS interface unit to enable communication between the BBU and the BSC.
l Controls the High-speed interface unit to enable communication between the BBU and RF
modules.
l Provides system clock for the BTS and obtains external clock signals.
BTS Interface Unit
The BTS interface unit enables information exchange between the BTS and the transport network
by providing the following functions:
l Connects the BTS with the BSC.
l Exchanges data between the E1 link and the DBUS.
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l Synchronizes an upper-level clock with a lower-level clock.
High-Speed Interface Unit
The high-speed interface unit enables information exchange between the BBU and RF modules
by providing the following functions:
l Receives the uplink baseband data from RF modules.
l Transmits the downlink baseband data to RF modules.
Clock Unit
The clock unit provides the following functions:
l Provides system clock stemmed from high-precision clock sources for the BTS.
l Checks the phase-locked status, provides phase lock for the software, adjusts DA, and
generates frame numbers.
Monitoring Unit
The monitoring unit collects external alarms and reports the alarms to the central processing
unit.
4.2 BBU Transmission Ports
The GTMU or UTRP board provides transmission ports to enable information exchange between
the BTS and the transport network.
Table 4-1 provides the specifications of transmission ports on the GTMU and UTRP boards.
Table 4-1 Specifications of transmission ports on the GTMU and UTRP boards
Transmission
Mode
Board Port Capacity
TDM over E1/T1 GTMU/GTMUb 1 4 ports
UTRPb4 1 4 ports
IP over E1/T1 GTMU/GTMUb 1 4 ports
Transmission over
FE optical ports
GTMU/GTMUb 1 10 Mbit/s or 100
Mbit/s
Transmission over
FE electrical ports
GTMU/GTMUb 1 10 Mbit/s or 100
Mbit/s

NOTE
The GTMU or GTMUb board is a mandatory board while the UTRPb4 board must be configured only when
more than four E1s/T1s are required.
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4.3 Transport Network Topologies
Transport network topologies include TDM, IP, and High level Data Link Control (HDLC)
network topologies. In reality, these topologies are combined to save transmission device costs
without deteriorating service quality.
TDM Network Topology
E1/T1 transmission is adopted for communication between the BTS and the BSC while TDM
transmission is adopted on the Abis interface. TDM network topology includes such network
topologies as chain, star, tree, and ring, as shown in Figure 4-2.
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Figure 4-2 TDM network topology

Table 4-2 describes usage scenarios and advantages of the preceding four topologies.
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Table 4-2 Usage scenarios and advantages of the four topologies
Topology Usage Scenario Advantage
Star A wild range of areas,
especially densely populated
areas
l Networking is simple.
l Engineering is easy.
l Maintenance is easy.
l Network capacity expansion is easy.
l Transmission reliability is high.
Chain Strip areas that are sparsely
populated such as areas along
highways and railways
This topology helps reduce expenditure
on transmission device, engineering,
and leased transmission cables.
Tree Areas where network
architecture, site distribution,
and subscriber distribution
are complicated such as an
area where large-scale
coverage overlaps with hot
spot areas or small-scale
coverage.
Compared with the star topology, this
topology requires fewer transmission
cables.
Ring A wild range of areas.
Because of its self-healing
capability, this topology is
recommended when a route is
available.
A ring topology can automatically split
into two chains if transmission is
disrupted at a breakpoint and base
stations before and after the breakpoint
can still function properly. This
improves the system robustness. As
shown in Figure 4-3, transmission is
disrupted at B. Before disruption, BTSs
0, 1, and 2 are connected in a clockwise
direction, forming a ring topology. After
disruption, transmission is normal at
BTS 0 and BTSs 1 and 2 form a chain
topology with BTS 2 being the upper-
level base station.

Figure 4-3 Re-established topology after transmission is disrupted on a ring topology
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IP Network Topology
The Abis interface between the GBTS and BSC uses the IP over FE or IP over E1/T1 transmission
mode. IP network topology includes IP over FE and IP over E1/T1 networking.
IP over FE network topology includes layer-2 and layer-3 networking, as shown in Figure
4-4.
Figure 4-4 IP over FE network topology

IP over E1/T1 network topology includes start, chain, and tree networking, as shown in Figure
4-5.
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Figure 4-5 IP over E1/T1 network topology

HDLC Network Topology
E1/T1 transmission is adopted for communication between the BTS and the BSC while HDLC
transmission is adopted on the Abis interface. HDLC network topology includes such network
topologies as chain, star, and ring, as shown in Figure 4-6.
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Figure 4-6 HDLC network topology

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5 RF System
About This Chapter
The functions of the RF system are provided by RF modules including the radio frequency units
(RFUs) that are used in macro base stations and remote radio units (RRUs) that are used in
distributed base stations. The RF system performs modulation, demodulation, data processing,
and combination and division of RF and baseband signals.
5.1 Logical Structure of the RRU
RRUs include RRU3004, RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942 and
RRU3926.
5.2 Logical Structure of the RFU
The RFU includes the DRFU, GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, MRFUd and MRFUe.
5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies
Multiple CPRI-based topologies such as chain, star, and ring are supported for communication
between BBUs and radio frequency (RF) modules.
5.4 RRU3004 Configuration
RRU3004 is a double-transceiver remote radio unit and supports two carriers. Different
configurations must be chosen in different topologies.
5.5 Configurations of RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942, RRU3926, and
the MRFUd
RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942, and RRU3926 are multi-carrier remote
radio units. An RRU3908 V1 supports a maximum of six carriers. RRU3908 V2 and other
modules support a maximum of eight carriers each. MRFUd is a multi-carrier radio frequency
(RF) module and supports a maximum of eight carriers. RF configuration modes need to be
selected depending on networking configurations.
5.6 DRFU Configuration
The DRFU is a double-transceiver module and supports two carriers. Different configurations
must be chosen in different topologies.
5.7 Configurations of the GRFU/MRFU/MRFUe
The GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, and MRFUe are multi-carrier radio frequency (RF) modules.
A GRFU or MRFU V1 or MRFU V2 supports six carriers, and an MRFUe supports eight carriers.
Different configurations must be chosen in different topologies.
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5.8 Hybrid Configuration of RF Modules
This chapter describes the cabinets supported by RFUs and RRUs and principles for hybrid
configuration.
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5.1 Logical Structure of the RRU
RRUs include RRU3004, RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942 and
RRU3926.
RRU3004 consists of a high-speed interface unit, signal processing unit, power amplifier (PA),
low noise amplifier (LNA), and dual duplexer. Figure 5-1 shows the logic structure of RRU3004.
Figure 5-1 Logical structure of RRU3004
RXM_OUT: It is a main receive output port and is used
for RRU interconnecting.
RXD_IN: It is a receive diversity input port and is used
for RRU interconnecting.

RRU3008 consists of a main control and high-speed interface unit, signal processing unit, PA,
LNA, RX, and dual duplexer. Figure 5-2 shows the logic structure of RRU3008.
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Figure 5-2 Logical structure of RRU3008
RXM_OUT: It is a main receive output port and is used
for RRU interconnecting.
RXD_IN: It is a receive diversity input port and is used
for RRU interconnecting.

RRU3908, RRU3928, or RRU3929 consists of a high-speed interface unit, signal processing
unit, PA, LNA, and duplexer. Figure 5-3 shows the logic structures of RRU3908, RRU3928,
and RRU3929.
Figure 5-3 Logical structures of RRU3908, RRU3928, and RRU3929

RRU3942 consists of a high-speed interface unit, signal processing unit, PA, LNA, and duplexer.
Figure 5-4 shows the logic structures of RRU3942.
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Figure 5-4 Logical structures of RRU3942

RRU3926 consists of a high-speed interface unit, signal processing unit, PA, LNA, and duplexer.
Figure 5-5 shows the logic structures of RRU3926.
Figure 5-5 Logical structures of RRU3926

High-Speed Interface Unit
The high-speed interface unit mainly provides the following functions:
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l Receives data from an upper-level device, such as the BBU.
l Sends data to an upper-level device, such as the BBU.
l Transfers data transmitted from cascaded RRUs by using CPRI ports.
Main Control and High-Speed Interface Unit
The main control and high-speed interface unit mainly provides the following functions:
l Receives data from an upper-level device, such as the BBU.
l Sends data to an upper-level device, such as the BBU.
l Transfers data transmitted from cascaded RRUs by using CPRI ports.
l Initializes RRU configurations and loads RRU software.
l Collects alarms and reports board status.
l Executes configuration commands sent from the BBU and manages configurations of an
RRU's other units.
l Operates and maintains RRUs.
Signal Processing Unit
The signal processing unit consists of an uplink receive channel, a downlink transmit channel,
and a control module. Moreover, it mainly processes radio frequency (RF) and GSM baseband
signals.
An uplink receive channel mainly provides the following functions:
l Converts received signals into intermediate frequency analog signals by performing down-
conversion.
l Converts intermediate frequency analog signals into digital signals by using an Analog
Digit Converter (ADC).
l Processes intermediate frequency digital signals.
l Matches filtering.
l Provides the Digital Automatic Gain Control (DAGC) function.
l Packs data.
A downlink transmit channel mainly provides the following functions:
l Separates packed signals that are transmitted from the BBU including clock signals, control
signals, and data signals. Then, transmits them to specified units.
l Combines and filters multiple routes of downlink signals.
l Converts digital signals into analog signals by using a Digit Analog Converter (DAC).
Then, performs the Inphase and Quadrature (IQ) modulation.
l Converts RF signals into signals that can be transmitted in transmit frequency bands by
performing up-conversion.
A control module mainly provides the following functions:
l Initializes RRU configurations and loads RRU software.
l Collects alarms and reports board status.
l Executes configuration commands sent from the BBU and manages configurations of an
RRU's other units.
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l Operates and maintains RRUs.
PA
A PA's major function is to amplify power of multi-carrier and low-power radio frequency (RF)
signals that are sent from the signal processing unit.
LNA
The LNA performs low noise amplification on signals received by antennas.
RX
The RX's major function is to convert signals sent from the LNA into intermediate frequency
analog signals by performing down-conversion. Then, it amplifies the intermediate frequency
analog signals. Finally, it sends the signals to the ADC.
Duplexer
The duplexer and the dual duplexer mainly provide the following functions:
l Filters transmitted or received signals.
l Multiplexes transmitted and received signals on RF channels. By doing this, signals are
transmitted or received using the same antenna channel.
5.2 Logical Structure of the RFU
The RFU includes the DRFU, GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, MRFUd and MRFUe.
The RFU consists of a high-speed interface unit, signaling processing unit, power amplifier (PA),
low noise amplifier (LNA), and duplexer. Figure 5-6 shows the logical structure of the DRFU.
Figure 5-7 shows the logical structure of the MRFUd. Figure 5-8 shows the logical structures
of the GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2 and MRFUe.
Figure 5-6 Logical structure of the DRFU
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Figure 5-7 Logical structure of the MRFUd

Figure 5-8 Logical structures of the GRFU, MRFU and MRFUe

High-Speed Interface Unit
The high-speed interface unit mainly provides the following functions:
l Adapts signals sent from the BBU for the signaling processing unit.
l Adapts signals sent from the signaling processing unit for the BBU.
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Signal Processing Unit
The signaling processing unit consists of two uplink receive channels and one downlink transmit
channel.
An uplink receive channel mainly provides the following functions:
l Converts received high frequency analog signals into intermediate frequency analog signals
by performing down-conversion.
l Amplifies intermediate frequency analog signals and performs the Inphase and Quadrature
(IQ) modulation.
l Converts analog signals into digital signals by using an Analog Digit Converter (ADC).
l Samples digital signals.
l Matches filtering.
l Provides the Digital Automatic Gain Control (DAGC) function.
l Seals frames.
A downlink transmit channel mainly provides the following functions:
l Processes signals that are transmitted from the BBU including clock signals, control signals,
and data signals. Then, transmit them to specified units.
l Shapes and filters the downlink signals.
l Converts digital signals into analog signals by using a Digit Analog Converter (DAC).
Then, performs the Inphase and Quadrature (IQ) modulation.
l Converts radio frequency (RF) signals into signals that can be transmitted in transmit
frequency bands by performing up-conversion.
PA
The PA amplifies low-power RF signals that are sent from the signaling processing unit.
LNA
The LNA's major function is to perform low noise amplification on signals received by antennas.
Duplexer
The duplexer mainly provides the following functions:
l Multiplexes transmitted and received signals on RF channels.
l Enables signals to be transmitted or received using the same antenna channel.
l Filters transmitted or received signals.
5.3 CPRI-Based Topologies
Multiple CPRI-based topologies such as chain, star, and ring are supported for communication
between BBUs and radio frequency (RF) modules.
Topologies
Figure 5-9 shows CPRI-based topologies supported for communication between BBUs and RF
modules. The DRFU, GRFU support the chain and star topologies. The RRU3004, RRU3008,
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and RRU3926 support the chain, star, and ring topologies. The MRFU V1, MRFU V2, MRFUd,
MRFUe, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, and RRU3942 support the star topology.
Figure 5-9 CPRI-based topologies
NOTE
RXU in the preceding figure indicates an RFU or RRU.

Table 5-1 describes characteristics of the three topologies in the preceding figure.
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Table 5-1 Characteristics of the three topologies
Topo
logy
Advantage Disadvantage Remarks
Chain The transmission
equipment cost is low.
l The number of
cascading levels in a
chain and the cascading
distance are restricted.
l Faults in an upper-level
RF module may affect
lower-level RF
modules.
l This topology is
applicable to
scenarios where
capacity is large.
l RFUs and RRUs
cannot be cascaded.
Star l Installation and
maintenance are easy.
l Transmission
reliability is high.
When an RF module or
optical cable is faulty,
only one sector is
affected.
Compared with other
topologies, this topology
requires large numbers of
optical cables.
This topology is
applicable to scenarios
where capacity is small.
Ring Transmission reliability is
guaranteed.
l The number of
cascading levels in a
chain and the cascading
distance are restricted.
l Faults in an upper-level
RRU may affect lower-
level RRUs.
l Only RRUs can be
used in the ring
topology.
l The ring topology is
implemented by
adding a redundant
chain to a chain
topology.

Based on the distance between a BBU and an RRU, CPRI networking is classified into short-
distance remote networking and long-distance remote networking.
l For the short-distance remote networking, the longest distance between an RRU and a BBU
on a CPRI chain does not exceed 100 m.
l For the long-distance remote networking, the longest distance between an RRU and a BBU
on a CPRI chain ranges from 100 m to 40,000 m.
Different CPRI optical cables are used in the two types of networking. For details, see chapter
CPRI Optical Cable in the BBU3900 Hardware Description.
CPRI Specifications
Table 5-2 lists the specifications of CPRI ports on the GSM Transmission, Timing, and
Management Unit for BBU (GTMU).
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Table 5-2 Specifications of CPRI ports on the GTMU board
Board Number
of CPRI
Ports
Data Rate Topology Number of
Supported TRXs
GTMU 6 1.25 Gbit/s Star, chain, or ring 36
GTMUb 6 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star, chain, or ring 36

Table 5-3 lists the specifications of CPRI ports on different RF modules.
Table 5-3 Specifications of CPRI ports on different RF modules
RF
Module
s
Numb
er of
CPRI
Ports
Data Rate Topology Number of
Supported
Carriers
Cascadi
ng
Levels
Maxi
mum
Dista
nce
from
the
BBU
DRFU 2 1.25 Gbit/s Star or chain 2 3 levels N/A
GRFU 2 l GRFU
V1: 1.25
Gbit/s
l GRFU
V2:
1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star or chain 6 2 levels N/A
RRU300
4
2 1.25 Gbit/s Star, chain, or
ring
2 6 levels 40
RRU300
8
2 l RRU300
8 V1
(850, or
1900
MHz):
1.25 Gbit/
s
l RRU300
8 V1
(1800
MHz) or
RRU300
8 V2:
1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star, chain, or
ring
8 6 levels 40
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RF
Module
s
Numb
er of
CPRI
Ports
Data Rate Topology Number of
Supported
Carriers
Cascadi
ng
Levels
Maxi
mum
Dista
nce
from
the
BBU
MRFU
V1
2 1.25 Gbit/s Star 6 N/A N/A
MRFU
V2
2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 6 N/A N/A
MRFUd 2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 8 N/A N/A
MRFUe 2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 8 N/A N/A
RRU390
8 V1
2 l RRU390
8 V1
(850, 900,
or 1900
MHz):
1.25 Gbit/
s
l RRU390
8 V1
(1800
MHz):
1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 6 N/A 40
RRU390
8 V2
2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 8 N/A 40
RRU392
8
2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 8 N/A 40
RRU392
9
2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 8 N/A 40
RRU394
2
2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star 8 N/A 40
RRU392
6
2 1.25/2.5
Gbit/s
Star, chain, or
ring
8 21 40

5.4 RRU3004 Configuration
RRU3004 is a double-transceiver remote radio unit and supports two carriers. Different
configurations must be chosen in different topologies.
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Port
Table 5-4 describes major ports on RRU3004.
Table 5-4 Major ports on RRU3004
Type Silkscreen Description
Port for transceiving RF
signals
ANT_TX/RXA and
ANT_TX/RXB
The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port TX RX CPRI_W The port is a westbound optical/
electrical port and it is used to connect
to the BBU or an upper-level RRU.
TX RX CPRI_E The port is an eastbound optical/
electrical port and it is used to connect
to a lower-level RRU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.

Basic Configurations
Table 5-5 lists the basic configurations of an RRU3004 serving only one sector.
The format of the description of the basic configuration is RF[F][TX][RX]_[C][TYPE]. Where,
l F indicates the number of antenna channels for an RF module.
l TX indicates the number of transmit channels for an RF module.
l RX indicates the number of receive channels for an RF module.
l C indicates the number of CPRI links connecting RF modules with the GTMU board.
l TYPE indicates the CPRI network topologies applied to connect RF modules with the BBU.
If the value of TYPE is A, the star topology is applied. If the value of TYPE is B, the chain
topology is applied.
Table 5-5 Basic configurations
Basic
Configuration
Number of
Modules
Sending
Receiving Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF111_1A 1 Single feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-10
RF211_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-11
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Basic
Configuration
Number of
Modules
Sending
Receiving Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF212_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-12
RF222_1A 1 Double feeder
[2TX 2RX]
Figure 5-13
RF112_2B 2 Single feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-14

RF111_1A
An RRU3004 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA. Antenna channel 1
transmits and receives signals. The star topology is applied to connect the BBU with the
RRU3004.
Figure 5-10 RF111_1A

RF211_1A
An RRU3004 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_TX/RXB.
Antenna channel 1 transmits signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals. The star topology
is applied to connect the BBU with the RRU3004.
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Figure 5-11 RF211_1A

RF212_1A
An RRU3004 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_TX/RXB.
Antenna channel 1 transmits and receives signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals only.
The star topology is applied to connect the BBU with the RRU3004.
Figure 5-12 RF212_1A
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RF222_1A
An RRU3004 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_TX/RXB. Both
antenna channel 1 and antenna channel 2 transmit and receive signals. The star topology is
applied to connect the BBU with the RRU3004.
Figure 5-13 RF222_1A

RF112_2B
Two RRU3004 connect to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA. Antenna channel 1
transmits and receives signals. RX_IN/OUT on the two RRU3004 interconnect to transfer
diversity signals. The chain topology is applied to connect the BBU with one RRU3004.
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Figure 5-14 RF112_2B

Typical Configurations
Table 5-6 describes the typical configurations of RRU3004 in different scenarios.
Table 5-6 Typical configurations
Scenari
o
Number of
Modules
Send Mode Typical Configuration
S1 1 Transmit diversity RF222_1A
Independent transmit l RF111_1A
l RF212_1A
l RF222_1A
S2 1 Independent transmit or
combination
l RF111_1A
l RF212_1A
l RF222_1A
2 PBT RF112_2B
S3 2 Independent transmit or
combination
RF112_2B
S4 2 Independent transmit or
combination
l RF112_2B
l RF111_1A + RF111_1A

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5.5 Configurations of RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928,
RRU3929, RRU3942, RRU3926, and the MRFUd
RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942, and RRU3926 are multi-carrier remote
radio units. An RRU3908 V1 supports a maximum of six carriers. RRU3908 V2 and other
modules support a maximum of eight carriers each. MRFUd is a multi-carrier radio frequency
(RF) module and supports a maximum of eight carriers. RF configuration modes need to be
selected depending on networking configurations.
Port
Table 5-7 describes major ports on RRU3008 V1.
Table 5-7 Major ports on RRU3008 V1
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT-A and ANT-B The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port TX RX CPRI_W The port is a westbound optical/
electrical port and it is used to connect
to the BBU or an upper-level RRU.
TX RX CPRI_E The port is an eastbound optical/
electrical port and it is used to connect
to a lower-level RRU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.

Table 5-8 describes major ports on RRU3008 V2 and RRU3908 V2.
Table 5-8 Major ports on RRU3008 V2 and RRU3908 V2
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT_TX/RXA and
ANT_TX/RXB
The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is used to connect to the
BBU or an upper-level RRU.
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Type Silkscreen Description
CPRI1 The port is used to connect to the
BBU or a lower-level RRU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.

Table 5-9 describes major ports on RRU3908 V1.
Table 5-9 Major ports on RRU3908 V1
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT-A and ANT-B The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port TX RX CPRI_W The port is a westbound optical/
electrical port and it is used to connect
to the BBU.
TX RX CPRI_E The port is an eastbound optical/
electrical port and it is used to connect
to the BBU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.

Table 5-10 describes major ports on RRU3928 or RRU3929.
Table 5-10 Major ports on RRU3928 or RRU3929
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT_TX/RXA and
ANT_TX/RXB
The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is optical/electrical port 0
and it is used to connect to the BBU.
CPRI1 The port is optical/electrical port 1
and it is used to connect to the BBU.
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Type Silkscreen Description
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.

Table 5-11 describes major ports on the MRFUd.
Table 5-11 Major ports on the MRFUd
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT_TX/RXA and
ANT_TX/RXB
The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is used to connect to the
BBU.
CPRI1 The port is used to connect to the
BBU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_INB The port is used to receive diversity
signals from an antenna channel.
RX_OUTA The port is used to transmit diversity
signals to an antenna channel.

Table 5-12 describes major ports on RRU3942.
Table 5-12 Major ports on RRU3942
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT_TX/RXA,
ANT_RXC, ANT_RXD,
ANT_TX/RXB
The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is optical/electrical port 0
and it is used to connect to the BBU.
CPRI1 The port is optical/electrical port 1
and it is used to connect to the BBU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.
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Table 5-13 describes major ports on RRU3926.
Table 5-13 Major ports on RRU3926
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT_TX/RXA,
ANT_RXB
The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is optical/electrical port 0
and it is used to connect to the BBU.
CPRI1 The port is optical/electrical port 1
and it is used to connect to the BBU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_IN/OUT The port is used to transmit and
receive the diversity signals received
through an antenna channel.

Basic Configurations
The basic configurations of RRU3008, RRU3908, RRU3928, RRU3929, RRU3942, RRU3926,
and the MRFUd are the same. The following description takes RRU3008 V2 as an example.
Table 5-14 lists the basic configurations of a single sector.
The basic configurations are described in the "RF[F][TX][RX]_[C][TYPE]" format. Where,
l F indicates the number of antenna channels for an RF module.
l TX indicates the number of transmit channels for an RF module.
l RX indicates the number of receive channels for an RF module.
l C indicates the number of CPRI links connecting RF modules with the GTMU board.
l TYPE indicates the CPRI network topologies applied to connect RF modules with the BBU.
If the value of TYPE is A, the star topology is applied. If the value of TYPE is B, the chain
topology is applied.
Table 5-14 Basic configurations
Basic
Configuration
Number of
Modules
Sending
Receiving Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF111_1A 1 Single feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-15
RF112_2B 2 Single feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-16
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Basic
Configuration
Number of
Modules
Sending
Receiving Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF211_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-17
RF212_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-18
RF222_1A 1 Double feeder
[2TX 2RX]
Figure 5-19

RF111_1A
An RRU3008 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA. Antenna channel 1
transmits and receives signals. The star topology is applied to connect the BBU with the
RRU3008.
Figure 5-15 RF111_1A

RF112_2B
Two RRU3008 connect to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA. Each antenna channel
1 transmits and receives signals. RX_IN/OUT on the two RRU3008 interconnect to transfer
diversity signals. The chain topology is applied to connect the BBU with one RRU3008.
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Figure 5-16 RF112_2B

RF211_1A
An RRU3008 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_TX/RXB.
Antenna channel 1 transmits signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals. The star topology
is applied to connect the BBU with the RRU3008.
Figure 5-17 RF211_1A
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RF212_1A
An RRU3008 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_TX/RXB.
Antenna channel 1 transmits and receives signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals only.
The star topology is applied to connect the BBU with the RRU3008.
Figure 5-18 RF212_1A

RF222_1A
An RRU3008 connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_TX/RXB. Each
antenna channel transmits and receives signals. The star topology is applied to connect the BBU
with the RRU3008.
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Figure 5-19 RF222_1A

Typical Configurations
Table 5-15 describes the typical configurations of RRU3008 in different scenarios.
Table 5-15 Typical configurations
Scenario Number of
Modules
Send Mode Typical Configuration
S3-S8 1 Independent transmit RF212_1A
Transmit diversity (S4) RF222_1A
S8-S12 2 Combined transmit RF112_2B
Independent transmit RF222_1A + RF222_1A

5.6 DRFU Configuration
The DRFU is a double-transceiver module and supports two carriers. Different configurations
must be chosen in different topologies.
Port
Table 5-16 describes major ports on the DRFU.
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Table 5-16 Major ports on the DRFU
Type Silkscreen Description
Port for transceiving RF
signals
ANT1 and ANT2 The two ports, each of which is used
to transmit and receive RF signals,
connect to the antenna system
through antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 respectively.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is used to connect to a lower-
level DRFU.
CPRI1 The port is used to connect to the
BBU or an upper-level DRFU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX1/IN and RX1/OUT RX1/IN is the diversity receive port
for antenna channel 1 while RX1/
OUT is the diversity transmit port for
antenna channel 1.
RX2/IN and RX2/OUT RX2/IN is the diversity receive port
for antenna channel 2 while RX2/
OUT is the diversity transmit port for
antenna channel 2.

Basic Configurations
Table 5-17 lists the basic configurations of a DRFU serving only one sector.
The format of the description of the basic configuration is RF[F][TX][RX]_[C][TYPE]. Where,
l F indicates the number of antenna channels for an RF module.
l TX indicates the number of transmit channels for an RF module.
l RX indicates the number of receive channels for an RF module.
l C indicates the number of CPRI links connecting RF modules with the GTMU board.
l TYPE indicates the CPRI network topologies applied to connect RF modules with the BBU.
If the value of TYPE is A, the star topology is applied. If the value of TYPE is B, the chain
topology is applied.
Table 5-17 Basic configurations
Basic
Configuration
Number of
Modules
Sending
Receiving Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF111_1A 1 Single feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-20
RF211_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-21
RF212_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-22
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Basic
Configuration
Number of
Modules
Sending
Receiving Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF222_1A 1 Double feeder
[2TX 2RX]
Figure 5-23
RF112_2A 2 Single feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-24
RF224_2A 2 Double feeder
[2TX 4RX]
Figure 5-25

RF111_1A
A DRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT1. Antenna channel 1 transmits and
receives signals.
Figure 5-20 RF111_1A

RF211_1A
A DRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT1 and ANT2. Antenna channel 1 transmits
signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals.
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Figure 5-21 RF211_1A

RF212_1A
A DRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT1 and ANT2. Antenna channel 1 transmits
and receives signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals only.
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Figure 5-22 RF212_1A

RF222_1A
A DRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT1 and ANT2. Both antenna channel 1 and
antenna channel 2 transmit and receive signals.
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Figure 5-23 RF222_1A

RF112_2A
Two DRFUs connect to the antenna system through ANT1. Antenna channel 1 transmits and
receives signals. RX1/IN on one DRFU interconnects with RX1/OUT on the other DRFU to
transfer the diversity signals received through antenna channel 1.
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Figure 5-24 RF112_2A

RF224_2A
Two DRFUs connect to the antenna system through their own ports ANT1 and ANT2. Both
antenna channel 1 and antenna channel 2 transmit and receive signals. RX1/IN on one DRFU
interconnects with RX1/OUT on the other DRFU to transfer the diversity signals received
through antenna channel 1. RX2/IN on one DRFU interconnects with RX2/OUT on the other
DRFU to transfer the diversity signals received through antenna channel 2.
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Figure 5-25 RF224_2A

Typical Configurations
Table 5-18 describes the typical configurations of the DRFU in different scenarios.
Table 5-18 Typical configurations
Scenario Number of
Modules
Send Mode Typical Configuration
S1 1 Transmit diversity RF222_1A
Independent transmit or
combination
l RF111_1A
l RF212_1A
l RF222_1A
S2 1 Independent transmit or
combination
l RF111_1A
l RF212_1A
l RF222_1A
2 PBT RF112_2A
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Scenario Number of
Modules
Send Mode Typical Configuration
Transmit diversity l RF222_1A + RF222_1A
l RF224_2A (the receive mode
is four-way receive diversity)
S3 2 Independent transmit or
combination
RF112_2A
S4 2 Independent transmit or
combination
l RF112_2A
l RF111_1A + RF111_1A
l RF224_2A (the receive mode
is four-way receive diversity)

Two carriers of a DRFU can be shared by two cells. That is, a DRFU can serve two cells.
Therefore, three DRFUs are used to achieve the configuration S3/3. Figure 5-26 shows the
hardware configuration in the scenario where the configuration S3/3 is applied and Table
5-19 shows the corresponding data configuration.
Figure 5-26 Hardware configurations in the configuration S3/3
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Table 5-19 Data configurations in the configuration S3/3
DRFU Send Mode Sending Receiving Mode
DRFU0 Independent transmit or
combination
Single feeder [1TX 2RX]
DRFU1 Double feeder [2TX 4RX]
DRFU2 Single feeder [1TX 2RX]

5.7 Configurations of the GRFU/MRFU/MRFUe
The GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, and MRFUe are multi-carrier radio frequency (RF) modules.
A GRFU or MRFU V1 or MRFU V2 supports six carriers, and an MRFUe supports eight carriers.
Different configurations must be chosen in different topologies.
Port
Table 5-20 describes major ports on the GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, and MRFUe.
Table 5-20 Major ports on the GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, and MRFUe
Type Silkscreen Description
RF port ANT_TX/RXA The port, used to transmit and receive
RF signals, connects to the antenna
system through antenna channel 1.
ANT_RXB The port, used to receive RF signals,
connects to the antenna system
through antenna channel 2.
CPRI port CPRI0 The port is used to connect to the
BBU or an upper-level RFU.
CPRI1 The port is used to connect to the
BBU or a lower-level RFU.
Interconnection port for
receiving RF signals
RX_INB and RX_OUTA RX_INB is the diversity receive port
for an antenna channel while
RX_OUTA is the diversity transmit
port for the antenna channel.

Basic Configurations
The basic configurations of the GRFU, MRFU V1, MRFU V2, and MRFUe are the same. The
following description takes the GRFU as an example. Table 5-21 lists the basic configurations
of the GRFU serving a single sector.
The basic configurations are described in the "RF[F][TX][RX]_[C][TYPE]" format. Where,
l F indicates the number of antenna channels for an RF module.
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l TX indicates the number of transmit channels for an RF module.
l RX indicates the number of receive channels for an RF module.
l C indicates the number of CPRI links connecting RF modules with the GTMU board.
l TYPE indicates the CPRI network topologies applied to connect RF modules with the BBU.
If the value of TYPE is A, the star topology is applied. If the value of TYPE is B, the chain
topology is applied.
Table 5-21 Basic configurations
Basic
Configurations
Number of
Modules
Send and
Receive Mode
Hardware
Configuration
RF111_1A 1 Single feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-27
RF112_2A 2 Single feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-28
RF211_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 1RX]
Figure 5-29
RF212_1A 1 Double feeder
[1TX 2RX]
Figure 5-30

RF111_1A
A GRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA. Antenna channel 1 transmits
and receives signals.
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Figure 5-27 RF111_1A

RF112_2A
Two GRFUs connect to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA. Each antenna channel 1
transmits and receives signals. RX_INB on one GRFU interconnects with RX_OUTA on the
other GRFU to transfer the diversity signals received through an antenna channel.
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Figure 5-28 RF112_2A

RF211_1A
A GRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_RXB. Antenna
channel 1 transmits signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals.
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Figure 5-29 RF211_1A

RF212_1A
A GRFU connects to the antenna system through ANT_TX/RXA and ANT_RXB. Antenna
channel 1 transmits and receives signals while antenna channel 2 receives signals only.
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Figure 5-30 RF212_1A

Typical Configurations
Table 5-22 lists the typical configurations of the GRFU and MRFU in various scenarios. Table
5-23 lists the typical configurations of the MRFUe in various scenarios.
Table 5-22 Typical configurations of the GRFU and MRFU
Scenario Number of
Modules
Typical Configurations
S3-S6 1 RF212_1A
S7-S12 2 RF112_2A
S13-S18 3 RF112_2A + RF212_1A
S19-S24 4 RF112_2A + RF112_2A

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Table 5-23 Typical configurations of the MRFUe
Scenario Number of
Modules
Typical Configurations
S3-S8 1 RF212_1A
S9-S16 2 RF112_2A

NOTE
The configurations of the GRFU, MRFU, or MRFUe serving multiple sectors are the combination of the
configurations of several GRFUs, MRFUs, or MRFUes serving a single sector.
5.8 Hybrid Configuration of RF Modules
This chapter describes the cabinets supported by RFUs and RRUs and principles for hybrid
configuration.
RFU
Cabinets Supported by RFUs
Restrictions for cabinets supported by RFUs are as follows:
l MRFUd and MRFUe must use Ver.C or Ver.D series cabinets.
l There is no restriction for other RFUs.
Hybrid Configuration Principle
In a capacity expansion scenario, use different types of RFUs for hybrid configuration to improve
the system capacity or to implement evolution of the network technology type.
Table 5-24 lists the RFU hybrid configuration principles.
Table 5-24 RFU Hybrid Configuration Principles
In different frequency bands Different types of RFUs can be configured together.
In the same
frequency
band
In different
sectors
Different types of RFUs can be configured together.
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In the same
sector
RFUs that can be configured together are as follows:
l All types of RFUs except DRFUs support hybrid
configuration.
l When different types of RFUs are used together, you must
upgrade the software of the base station, base station
controller, and CME to the required version, as shown in
Table 5-25.
l When an MRFUd is used together with a 1T2R RFU of
another type:
– The MRFUd does not work with the RFU to achieve
the inter-module radio frequency (RF) frequency
hopping function.
– The MRFUd does not work with the RFU to achieve
the dual-PA power sharing function. PA stands for
power amplifier.
l When a GRFU is used together with an MRFU or MRFUe:
– If the MRFU or MRFUe is working in GSM mode, it
can work with the GRFU to achieve the inter-module
RF frequency hopping and dual-PA power sharing
functions. In this case, the MRFUe supports a
maximum of 6 carriers, and the difference between the
number of carriers on the GRFU and the number of
carriers on the MRFUe must not exceed 1.
– If the MRFU or MRFUe is working in GU or GL mode,
it cannot work with the GRFU to achieve the inter-
module RF frequency hopping or dual-PA power
sharing function.
Take GRFU V2 hybrid configuration as an example, as shown
in Figure 5-31.

Table 5-25 Patch versions
BSC Version CME Version GBTS Version
V900R013C00SPC582 and
later
V200R011C00CP2501 and
later
V100R013C00SPC047 and
later

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Figure 5-31 RFU hybrid configuration
The BTS is originally configured with GSM S4 x 20 W with each sector configured with one
GRFU V2 1800 MHz module. To expand the capacity, one MRFU V2 module is added in each
sector. Therefore, the BTS now is configured with GSM S8 x 20 W, and the added MRFU V2
is configured with S4 x 20 W.

RRU
Cabinets Supported by RRUs
Restrictions for cabinets supported by RRUs are as follows:
l RRU3929 and RRU3942 must use Ver.C or Ver.D series cabinets.
l There is no restriction for other RRUs.
Hybrid Configuration Principle
In a capacity expansion scenario, use different types of RRUs for hybrid configuration to improve
the system capacity or to implement evolution of the network technology type.
Table 5-26 lists the RRU hybrid configuration principles.
Table 5-26 RRU hybrid configuration principles
In different frequency bands Different types of RRUs can be configured together.
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In the same
frequency
band
In different
sectors
Different types of RRUs can be configured together.
In the same
sector
RRUs that can be configured together are as follows:
l Different types of RRUs can be configured together except
the RRU3004.
l RRU3008 V1 and RRU3008 V2 as well as RRU3908 V1
and RRU3908 V2 can be configured together in the same
subsite in an RRU multi-site cell.
Take RRU3908 or RRU3008 V2 hybrid configuration as an
example, as shown in Figure 5-32.

Figure 5-32 RRU hybrid configuration

The BTS is originally configured with GSM S4 x 20 W with each sector configured with one
RRU3908 or RRU3008 V2 900 MHz module. To expand the capacity, one RRU3926 900 MHz
module is added in each sector. Therefore, the BTS now is configured with GSM S8 x 20 W,
and the added RRU3926 is configured with S4 x 20 W.
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6 Antenna System
The antenna system consists of antennas, feeders, jumpers, the Tower Mounted Amplifier
(TMA), the Bias Tee (BT), and the GSM Antenna and TMA Control Module (GATM). It
transmits and receives RF signals.
Antenna
Antennas are used to radiate and receive radio waves. The working principle of antennas is as
follows: RF signals output from a radio transmitter are transmitted to antennas over feeders.
After receiving the signals, the antennas transmit them to a destination in the form of
electromagnetic waves. At the destination, antennas receive the electromagnetic waves, convert
them into RF signals, and transmit the signals to a radio transmitter over feeders. A remote
control (RC) can control the downtilt of the remote electric tilt (RET) antennas remotely.
Feeders and Jumpers
Feeders and jumpers are used to transmit RF signals between antennas and radio transmitters at
minimum loss.
TMA
The TMA is a low noise amplifier that is installed close to antennas. One end of the TMA is
connected to an antenna port on an RF module while the other end is connected to antennas. By
amplifying weak signals received by antennas, the TMA helps improve receive sensitivity of
the BTS, expand the uplink coverage, and lower transmit power of MSs.
BT
The BT couples the On-Off-Keying (OOK) signals or RF signals into the passive components
of feeders.
GATM
The GATM must be configured if the DRFU, RET antennas, and TMA are configured. Functions
of the GATM are as follows:
l Controlling RET antennas.
l Feeding power to the TMA.
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l Reporting RET control alarms.
l Monitoring the current designated for the TMA.
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7 Operation and Maintenance
About This Chapter
Operation and Maintenance (OM) covers management, monitoring, and maintenance of the
software, hardware, and configuration of the BTSs. In addition, diversified OM modes are
provided in various scenarios.
7.1 OM Modes of the BTS
The OM modes of the BTS consist of the Site Maintenance Terminal mode, Local Maintenance
Terminal mode, and centralized network management mode.
7.2 OM Functions of the BTS
The OM functions of the BTS consist of equipment management, software management,
configuration management, service management, performance management, security
management, alarm management, and environment monitoring.
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7.1 OM Modes of the BTS
The OM modes of the BTS consist of the Site Maintenance Terminal mode, Local Maintenance
Terminal mode, and centralized network management mode.
Figure 7-1 shows the components of the BTS OM system.
Figure 7-1 Network structure of the OM system

You can maintain the BTS in the following modes:
l Site Maintenance Terminal mode: The Site Maintenance Terminal is locally connected to
the BTS through the Ethernet. You can use the Site Maintenance Terminal to operate and
maintain the site, cell, Radio Carrier (RC), Baseband Transceiver (BT), channel, and board.
In this mode, only one BTS can be maintained at a time.
l LMT mode: The LMT is used to maintain the BTS through the OM links on the Abis
interface, which is an interface between the BSC and the BTS. The LMT communicates
with the BSC through a LAN. You can use the LMT to operate and maintain the site, cell,
RC, channel, and board. This mode is used in configuring and modifying the data of the
BSC and BTS.
l Centralized network management mode: The Huawei iManager M2000 is used to maintain
the BTS through the BSC. The M2000 can operate and maintain the site, cell, channel, and
board. In this mode, multiple BTSs can be maintained at a time.
7.2 OM Functions of the BTS
The OM functions of the BTS consist of equipment management, software management,
configuration management, service management, performance management, security
management, alarm management, and environment monitoring.
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Equipment Management
Provides the query function for the status of all the components (boards/modules) and all the
external devices (power supply/environment monitoring/RET). You can also perform data
configuration and status management for some devices.
Software Management
Provides various functions, such as downloading and activating the BTS software, upgrading
patches, and loading and downloading files. The associated tasks involve consistency check on
the software and hardware releases, release management, and software upgrade.
Configuration Management
l Checks whether the added, deleted, or changed BTS data is consistent with the actual
situation.
l Supports automatic data backup.
l Supports dynamic and static data configuration. In dynamic data configuration, the data
immediately takes effect after modification; in static data configuration, the modified data
takes effect after the BTS is reset.
Service Management
l Supports parameter setting and alarm query for the baseband boards and environment
monitoring devices.
l Supports complete self-test on hardware installation. The BTS software can be upgraded
through the software package saved in the USB disk; thus, shortening the upgrade period.
In addition, the local commissioning is not required.
NOTE
The security of the USB loading port is ensured by encryption.
Performance Management
l Monitors the performance of the internal and external telecommunications networks and
generates alarms when the performance deteriorates.
l Monitors the operating status of the BTS, such as monitors the traffic volume on the ports
and measures the technical data of the BTS.
l Monitors the usage of key components in the board, such as the CPU and DSP.
Security Management
Provides security management functions, such as connection management, user authentication,
encryption, and forward and backward resolution of the interface messages between the BTS
software and the OMC.
Alarm Management
l Supports query of real-time alarms and history alarms
l Collects internal and external alarms, such as the environment monitoring device inputs
and Boolean inputs
l Processes alarm correlation to ensure precision and accuracy in locating alarms
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l Provides functions of saving, interpreting, prompting, shielding, filtering, confirming,
clearing, post processing, and reporting of alarms
l Provides functions of detecting and reporting alarms, and processing alarm correlation in
the system
Environment Monitoring
l Provides a perfect environment monitoring system.
l Provides monitoring solutions regarding, for example, door control, infrared, smoke, water
immersion, and temperature, according to users' requirements.
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8 External Reference Clock Sources
The BTS supports multiple external reference clock sources, including the IP reference clock,
E1/T1 reference clock, synchronous Ethernet reference clock, BITS reference clock, and GPS/
RGPS reference clock. If a BTS fails to obtain clock signals, it works in free-run mode for a
certain period of time.
IP Reference Clock
When a BTS works in IP over FE mode, it obtains clock signals from an IP reference clock. In
this case, an IP clock server must be configured. The server sends the User Datagram Protocol
(UDP) packets carrying reference clock information to the BTS. After receiving the packets, the
BTS interprets clock signals from the packets and then synchronizes its clock system.
E1/T1 Reference Clock
The BBU obtains clock signals from an E1/T1 port. Then, the BBU performs frequency division,
phase locking, and phase adjustment on the clock module to export 2 MHz and 8 kHz clock
signals for bit synchronization and frame synchronization. An E1/T1 reference clock obtains
clock signals from the BSC or transport network. The BTS can obtain clock signals from the
BSC using an E1/T1 port. If the BTS adopts IP transmission mode but an IP reference clock is
unavailable, the BTS uses an E1/T1 port to obtain clock signals from the transport network.
Synchronous Ethernet Reference Clock
When the BTS works in IP over FE mode and the transport network supports the synchronous
Ethernet reference clock, the BTS obtains Ethernet clock signals from the transport network.
BITS Reference Clock
When the BBU is configured with the USCU board, the GTMU board obtains external BITS
clock signals from the USCU board.
GPS/RGPS Reference Clock
When the BBU is configured with the USCU board, the GTMU board obtains external GPS/
RGPS clock signals from the USCU board.
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Free-Run Clock
In the absence of external clocks, the internal free-run clock ensures that the BTS keeps working
properly for at least ninety days.
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9 Surge Protection Specifications
This section provides surge protection specifications for the BBU, RF modules, and each type
of base stations.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Surge Protection Specifications of the Ports on BTS3900 (Ver.B)
Table 9-1 lists the surge protection specifications of the ports on BTS3900 (Ver.B).
Table 9-1 Surge protection specifications of the ports on BTS3900 (Ver.B)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power supply
port
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
AC power supply
port
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge current Differential
mode
5 kA
Common
mode
5 kA

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on the BTS3900 (Ver.C)
Table 9-2 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900 (Ver.C).
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Table 9-2 Surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900 (Ver.C)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
-48 V DC power
supply port
Differential mode 2 kV (surge waveform of 1.2/50
μs)
Common mode 4 kV (surge waveform of 1.2/50
μs)
220 V AC power
supply port
Differential mode l 5 kA
l 2 kV (surge waveform of
1.2/50 μs)
Common mode l 5 kA
l 4 kV (surge waveform of
1.2/50 μs)

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on the BTS3900 (Ver.D)
Table 9-3 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900 (Ver.D).
Table 9-3 Surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900 (Ver.D)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power supply
port
Differential mode 2 kV (1.2/50μs)
Common mode 4 kV (1.2/50μs)
AC power supply
port
Differential mode 5 kA
Common mode 5 kA

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on BTS3900L (Ver.B)
Table 9-4 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on BTS3900L (Ver.B).
Table 9-4 Surge protection specifications for the ports on BTS3900L (Ver.B)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power supply
port
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)

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Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on the BTS3900L (Ver.C)
Table 9-5 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900L (Ver.C).
Table 9-5 Surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900L (Ver.C)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
-48 V DC power
supply port
Differential mode 1 kA
Common mode 2 kA

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on the BTS3900L (Ver.D)
Table 9-6 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900L (Ver.D).
Table 9-6 Surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900L (Ver.D)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power supply
port
Differential mode 2 kV (1.2/50μs)
Common mode 4 kV (1.2/50μs)

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on BTS3900A (Ver.B)
Table 9-7 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on BTS3900A (Ver.B).
Table 9-7 Surge protection specifications for the ports on BTS3900A (Ver.B)
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
-48 V DC output
remote port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
-48 V DC input
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
transmissi
on
cabinets,
battery
cabinets, or
BTS3900
A (DC) is
used
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Applicable
to the
scenario
where only
RFC
cabinets
are used
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
AC power supply
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BTS3900
A is
configured
remotely
or is placed
outdoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
40 kA
Common
mode
40 kA

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on the BTS3900A (Ver.C)
Table 9-8 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900A (Ver.C).
Table 9-8 Surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900A (Ver.C)
Port Surge Protection Mode Specification
-48 V DC power
supply port
Differential mode l 10 kA
l 2 kV (surge waveform of
1.2/50 μs)
Common mode l 10 kA
l 4 kV (surge waveform of
1.2/50 μs)
220 V AC power
supply port
Differential mode l 40 kA
l 2 kV (surge waveform of
1.2/50 μs)
Common mode l 40 kA
l 4 kV (surge waveform of
1.2/50 μs)

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Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on the BTS3900A (Ver.D)
Table 9-9 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900A (Ver.D).
Table 9-9 Surge protection specifications for the ports on the BTS3900A (Ver.D)
Port Applicable to all
scenarios
Surge Protection
Mode
Specification
-48 V DC output
remote port
Applicable to all
scenarios
Differential mode 10 kA
Common mode 20 kA
-48 V DC input
port
Applicable to the
scenario where
transmission cabinets,
battery cabinets, or
BTS3900A (DC) is
used
Differential mode 10 kA
Common mode 20 kA
Applicable to the
scenario where only
RFC cabinets are used
Differential mode 3 kA
Common mode 5 kA
AC power
supply port
Applicable to the
scenario where
BTS3900A is
configured remotely
or is placed outdoors
Differential mode 30 kA
Common mode 30 kA

Surge Protection Specifications for the Ports on BBU3900
Table 9-10 describes the surge protection specifications for the ports on BBU3900.
Table 9-10 Surge protection specifications for the ports on BBU3900
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
-48 V DC
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is installed
indoors
Differential mode 2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common mode 4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
24 V DC
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
Differential mode 2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
is installed
indoors
Common mode 4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
FE/GE port Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is installed
indoors
Differential mode 0.5 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common mode 2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is
configured
remotely or
is placed
outdoors
Surge Differential
mode
1 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
1 kA per cable
Common
mode
6 kA (8 cables)
GPS port Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is
configured
remotely or
is placed
outdoors
Onboard
surge
Differential
mode
250 A
Surge
protector
configured
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
RGPS port Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is
configured
remotely or
is placed
outdoors
Onboard
surge
Differential
mode
250 A
Common
mode
250 A
Surge
protection
module
configured
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
E1/T1 port Applicable
to the
scenario
Onboard
surge
Differential
mode
250 A
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
where
BBU3900
is installed
indoors
Common
mode
250 A
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is
configured
remotely or
is placed
outdoors
Surge
protection
box
configured
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is installed
indoors
Onboard
surge
Differential
mode
250 A
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is
configured
remotely or
is placed
outdoors
Surge
protection
board
configured
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
RS485 alarm
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is installed
indoors
Onboard
surge
Differential
mode
250 A
Common
mode
250 A
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
BBU3900
is
configured
remotely or
Surge
protection
board
configured
Differential
mode
3 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
is placed
outdoors
Common
mode
5 kA

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10 Technical Specifications
About This Chapter
This section provides technical specifications for RF modules.
10.1 Technical Specifications for RFUs
This section provides technical specifications for RFUs, including supported modes, frequency
bands, RF specifications, surge protection specifications, and antenna capabilities.
10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs
This section provides technical specifications for RRUs, including supported modes, frequency
bands, RF specifications, engineering specifications, and antenna capabilities.
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10.1 Technical Specifications for RFUs
This section provides technical specifications for RFUs, including supported modes, frequency
bands, RF specifications, surge protection specifications, and antenna capabilities.
10.1.1 DRFU Technical Specifications
The Double Radio Frequency Unit (DRFU) is an RF module based on the dual density
technology. DRFUs are installed in indoor macro base stations (such as the BTS3900 and the
BTS3900L) and the outdoor macro base station (such as TS3900A). DRFUs are usually used in
scenarios requiring medium or small capacity. A DRFU supports a maximum of two carriers.
Modes and Frequency Bands Supported by a DRFU
Table 10-1 lists the modes and frequency bands supported by a DRFU.
Table 10-1 Modes and frequency bands supported by a DRFU
Type Mode Frequency Band
(MHz)
Receive
Frequency Band
(MHz)
Transmit
Frequency Band
(MHz)
DRFU GSM 900 EGSM 880 to 915 925 to 960
900 PGSM 890 to 915 935 to 960
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-2 lists RF specifications of a DRFU.
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Table 10-2 RF specifications of a DRFU
Type Trans
mit
and
Recei
ve
Chan
nel
Capa
city
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
Receiver
Sensitivi
ty with
One
Antenna
Receiver
Sensitivi
ty with
Two
Antenna
s
Receiver
Sensitivi
ty with
Four
Antenna
s
DRFU 2T2R 2
carrier
s
-113 -115.8 -118.5 DRFU
(900
MHz)
output
power
DRFU
(1800
MHz)
output
power
Power
consumpt
ion
(DRFU
operating
in 900
MHz
configure
d)
Power
consumpt
ion
(DRFU
operating
in 1800
MHz
configure
d)

Table 10-3 DRFU (900 MHz) output power
Carrier Number BCCH Carrier Output Power
1 45 W (GMSK)/30 W (8PSK)
2 45 W (GMSK)/30 W (8PSK)
4 20 W (GMSK)/14 W (8PSK)
1(PBT) 71 W (GMSK)/41 W (8PSK)

Table 10-4 DRFU (1800 MHz) output power
Carrier Number BCCH Carrier Output Power (1800 MHz)
1 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK)
2 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK)
4 18 W (GMSK)/12 W (8PSK)
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Carrier Number BCCH Carrier Output Power (1800 MHz)
1 (PBT) 63 W (GMSK)/42 W (8PSK)

Table 10-5 Power consumption (DRFU operating in 900 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
BTS3900 S2/2/2, TOC =
45 W
730 1060
BTS3900A S2/2/2, TOC =
45 W
820 1190

Table 10-6 Power consumption (DRFU operating in 1800 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
BTS3900 S2/2/2, TOC =
40 W
730 1050
BTS3900A S2/2/2, TOC =
40 W
820 1190

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-7 lists the equipment specifications of a DRFU.
Table 10-7 Equipment specifications of a DRFU
Type Dimension (H x W x D) Weight (kg)
DRFU 9 U x 14 HP x 308.5 mm (with the
panel)
≤12

Table 10-8 describes the surge protection specifications for DRFU ports.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
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Table 10-8 Surge protection specifications for DRFU ports
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power
supply port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Ports for
cascading
RF modules
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
250 A
Common
mode
250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-9 shows antenna capabilities for a DRFU.
Table 10-9 Antenna capabilities for a DRFU
Type TMA Capability RET Antenna
Capabilities
DRFU Not supported Supports AISG1.1

NOTE
l An external BT is required if a DRFU needs to be configured with a TMA.
l For RFUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.1.2 GRFU Technical Specifications
The GSM Radio Frequency Unit (GRFU) is an RF module based on the multi-carrier technology.
GRFUs are installed in indoor macro base stations (such as the BTS3900 and BTS3900L) and
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the outdoor macro base station (such as TS3900A). GRFUs are usually used in scenarios
requiring large capacity. A GRFU supports a maximum of six carriers.
Modes and Frequency Bands Supported by a GRFU
Table 10-10 lists the modes and frequency bands supported by a GRFU.
Table 10-10 Modes and frequency bands supported by a GRFU
Type Mode Frequency Band
(MHz)
Receive
Frequency Band
(MHz)
Transmit
Frequency Band
(MHz)
GRFU V1 GSM 1900 1850 to 1890 1930 to 1970
1870 to 1910 1950 to 1990
GRFU V2 GSM 900 PGSM 890 to 915 935 to 960
900 EGSM 880 to 915 925 to 960
1800 1710 to 1770 1805 to 1865
1725 to 1785 1820 to 1880
GRFU V2a GSM 900 EGSM 885 to 910 930 to 955
1800 1710 to 1755 1805 to 1850

RF Specifications
Table 10-11 shows RF specifications for a GRFU.
NOTE
A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
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Table 10-11 RF Specifications for a GRFU
Type Trans
mit
and
Receiv
e
Chann
el
Capaci
ty
Receiver Sensitivity
(dBm)
Output
Power
Power
Consumpti
on
Receiver
Sensitivity
with One
Antenna
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Two
Antennas
GRFU
V1
1T2R 6
carriers
-113 -115.8 The GRFU
V1 supports
the
maximum
power
configuratio
n 1 x 60 W.
For typical
configuratio
ns of the
GRFU V1,
see the
GRFU V1
(1900 MHz)
output
power table.
Power
consumptio
n (GRFU
V1
operating in
1900 MHz
configured)
GRFU
V2
l 900
EGSM:
-113.3
l 900 MHz
PGSM/
1800
MHz:
-113.5
l 900
EGSM:
-116.1
l 900 MHz
PGSM/
1800
MHz:
-116.3
The GRFU
V2 supports
the
maximum
power
configuratio
n 1 x 60 W.
The typical
configuratio
ns are as
follows:
l GRFU
V2 (900
MHz)
output
power
l GRFU
V2 (1800
MHz)
output
power
Power
consumptio
n (GRFU
V2
operating in
900 MHz
configured)
Power
consumptio
n (GRFU
V2
operating in
1800 MHz
configured)
GRFU
V2a
-113.5 -116.3 - -

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Table 10-12 GRFU V1 (1900 MHz) output power
Carrier
Number
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Disabled)
BCCH Carrier Output Power (Power
Sharing Enabled)
1 60 W (GMSK)/40 W (8PSK) 60 W (GMSK)/40 W (8PSK)
2 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK) 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK)
3 27 W (GMSK)/18 W (8PSK) 31 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
4 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK) 27 W (GMSK)/18 W (8PSK)
5 12 W (GMSK)/8 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)
6 10 W (GMSK)/6.6 W (8PSK) 16 W (GMSK)/10 W (8PSK)

NOTE
The maximum output power of a GRFU V1 module in the configuration of S1 is 60 W. To achieve the
maximum output power, you need to buy a license.
Table 10-13 GRFU V2 (900 MHz) output power
Carrier
Number
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Disabled)
BCCH Carrier Output Power (Power
Sharing Enabled)
1 60 W (GMSK)/60 W (8PSK) 60 W (GMSK)/60 W (8PSK)
2 40 W (GMSK)/40 W (8PSK) 40 W (GMSK)/40 W (8PSK)
3 27 W (GMSK)/27 W (8PSK) 31 W (GMSK)/31 W (8PSK)
4 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK) 27 W (GMSK)/27 W (8PSK)
5 16 W (GMSK)/16 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
6 12 W (GMSK)/12 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)

NOTE
l The maximum output power of a GRFU V2 module in the configuration of S1 is 60 W. To achieve the
maximum output power, you need to buy a license.
l After design optimization, GRFU V2 modules with the configuration of S1 to S3 have the same output
power no matter they use the Gaussian minimum shift-frequency keying (GMSK) or 8 phase shift
keying (8PSK) modulation scheme.
l With the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature, GRFU V2 modules with the
configuration of S4 to S6 can also have the same output power no matter they use the GMSK or 8PSK
modulation scheme.
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Table 10-14 GRFU V2 (1800 MHz) output power
Carrier
Number
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Disabled)
BCCH Carrier Output Power (Power
Sharing Enabled)
1 60 W (GMSK)/40 W (8PSK) 60 W (GMSK)/40 W (8PSK)
2 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK) 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK)
3 27 W (GMSK)/18 W (8PSK) 31 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
4 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK) 27 W (GMSK)/27 W (8PSK)
5 16 W (GMSK)/16 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
6 12 W (GMSK)/12 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)

NOTE
l The maximum output power of a GRFU V2 module in the configuration of S1 is 60 W. To achieve the
maximum output power, you need to buy a license.
l With the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature, GRFU V2 modules with the
configuration of S4 to S6 can also have the same output power no matter they use the GMSK or 8PSK
modulation scheme.
Table 10-15 Power consumption (GRFU V1 operating in 1900 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
BTS3900 S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
792 943
BTS3900A S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
870 1036

Table 10-16 Power consumption (GRFU V2 operating in 900 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
BTS3900 S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
726 875
BTS3900A S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
798 961
BTS3900L S4/4/4 + 1800
MHz S8/8/8,
TOC = 20 W
2072 2518

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Table 10-17 Power consumption (GRFU V2 operating in 1800 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
BTS3900 S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
716 865
BTS3900A S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
786 950
BTS3900L S8/8/8 + 900
MHz S4/4/4,
TOC = 20 W
2072 2518

NOTE
l The following functions are configured: discontinuous transmission (DTX), power control.
l The preceding tables use the power consumption of BTS3900 -48 V DC, BTS3900A 220V AC, and
BTS3900L -48 V DC as examples.
l TOC in the preceding table refers to the cabinet-top power of BTSs with duplex ports.
Engineering Specifications
Table 10-18 lists the equipment specifications of a GRFU.
Table 10-18 Equipment specifications of a GRFU
Type Dimension (H x W x D) Weight (kg)
GRFU V1,
GRFU V2, and
GRFU V2a
9 U x 14 HP x 308.5 mm (with the
panel)
≤12

Table 10-19 describes the surge protection specifications for GRFU ports.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-19 Surge protection specifications for GRFU ports
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power
supply port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Ports for
cascading
RF modules
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
250 A
Common
mode
250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-20 shows GRFU antenna capabilities.
Table 10-20 GRFU antenna capabilities
Type TMA Capability RET Antenna
Capabilities
GRFU V1 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1
GRFU V2 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1
GRFU V2a Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RFUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.1.3 Technical Specifications for MRFU
MRFUs are classified into MRFU V1, MRFU V2 and MRFU V2a. Adopting the software-
defined radio (SDR) technology, MRFU modules can work in different modes with different
configurations.
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Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-21 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an MRFU.
Table 10-21 Modes and frequency bands supported by an MRFU
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
RX Frequency
Band (MHz)
TX Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
MRFU V1 900 890 to 915 935 to 960 GSM and UMTS
1800 1710 to 1755 1805 to 1850 GSM
1740 to 1785 1835 to 1880
1900 1850 to 1890 1930 to 1970 GSM and UMTS
1870 to 1910 1950 to 1990
MRFU V2 850 824 to 846.5 869 to 891.5 GSM, UMTS,
and GSM +
UMTS
900 890 to 915 935 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GSM +
UMTS, and GSM
+ LTE
880 to 915 925 to 960
1800 1710 to 1770 1805 to 1865 GSM, LTE, and
GSM + LTE
1725 to 1785 1820 to 1880
MRFU
V2a
900 885 to 910 930 to 955 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GSM +
UMTS, and GSM
+ LTE
1800 1710 to 1755 1805 to 1850 GSM, LTE, and
GSM + LTE

RF Specifications
Table 10-22 shows RF specifications for an MRFU.
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NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The LTE receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 36.104, under a 5 MHz channel
bandwidth 5 MHz channel bandwidth based on the FRC A1-3 in Annex A.1 (QPSK, R = 1/3, 25 RBs)
standard.
l MRFU modules operating in GSM mode and in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard EN 301 502 V9.2.1.
l MRFU modules operating in GSM mode and in the 850 or 1900 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard 3GPP TS 45.005 V10.2.0 & 3GPP TS 51.021 V10.2.0.
l MRFU modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 900 or 1800 MHz
frequency band comply with the standard ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1 and 3GPP TS 37.104.
l MRFU modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 850 or 1900 MHz
frequency band comply with the standard 3GPP TS 37.104 V10.4.0 & TS 37.141 V10.4.0.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-22 RF specifications for an MRFU
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consu
mption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
MR
FU
V1
1T
2R
GSM: 6
TRXs
UMTS: 4
carriers
GSM: -113
UMTS:
-125.5
GSM:
-115.8
UMTS:
-128.3
GSM:
-118.5
(theoretical
value)
UMTS: -131
The
MRFU
V1
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 1 x
60 W.
For
typical
configura
tions of
the
MRFU
V1, see
theOutp
ut Power
of an
MRFU
V1 (900
MHz/
1800
MHz/
1900
MHz,
single-
mode)
table.
Power
consum
ption
(configu
red with
MRFU
V1, 900
MHz)
MR
FU
V2
1T
2R
GSM: 6
TRXs
GSM: GSM: GSM:
l 850
MHz:
The
MRFU
V2
l Powe
r
cons
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consu
mption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
MR
FU
UMTS: 4
carriers
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
1
carrie
r, the
band
width
is 1.4,
3, 5,
10,
15, or
20
MHz.
l 1800
MHz:
1
carrie
r, the
band
width
is 5,
10,
15, or
l 850
MHz:
-113
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-113.5
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-113.3
l 1800
MHz:
-113.8
UMTS:
l 850
MHz:
-125
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-125.5
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-125.3
LTE:
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-106.3
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-106.1
l 850
MHz:
-115.8
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-116.3
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-116.1
l 1800
MHz:
-116.6
UMTS:
l 850
MHz:
-127.8
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-128.3
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-128.1
LTE:
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-109.1
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-108.9
-118.5
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-119
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-118.8
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 1800
MHz:
-119.3
(theoreti
cal
value)
UMTS:
l 850
MHz:
-130.5
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-131
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-130.8
LTE:
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 1 x
60 W.
The
typical
configura
tions are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
U V2
(850
MHz/
900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
single
-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
umpt
ion
(conf
igure
d
with
MRF
U V2,
900
MHz
)
l Powe
r
cons
umpt
ion
(conf
igure
d
with
MRF
U V2,
1800
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consu
mption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
V2
a
20
MHz.
l 1800
MHz:
-106.6
l 1800
MHz:
-109.4
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-111.8
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-111.6
l 1800
MHz:
-112.1
an
MRF
U V2
(850
MHz/
900
MHz,
GU
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
U V2
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GL
MSR
)
MHz
)

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NOTE
l * indicates that the UMTS mode is supported in terms of hardware.
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the MRFU is located at a height of 3500 m
to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the MRFU is located at a height of 4500 m to
6000m.
l For the MRFU working in GSM mode, the maximum output power of each carrier on the MRFU is 60 W
when the S1 configuration is applied. Note that, if the output power of 60 W is required, the related license
must be obtained.
l For the MRFU V2 working in GSM mode and operating in the 900 MHz frequency band: after design
optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the same output power for each carrier on
the MRFU V2 when the S1, S2, or S3 configuration is used. When the S4, S5, or S6 configuration is used,
the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise,
the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable the same output power for each carrier on the
MRFU V2.
l For the MRFU V2 working in GSM mode and operating in the 1800 MHz frequency band, the license
controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature must be obtained when the S4, S5, or
S6 configuration is used. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable the same
output power for each carrier on the MRFU V2.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
Table 10-23 Output Power of an MRFU V1 (900 MHz/1800 MHz/1900 MHz, single-mode)
Mode Numbe
r of
GSM
Carrier
s
Numbe
r of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output
Sharing
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM
1 0 60 60 0
2 0 40 40 0
3 0 27 31 0
4 0 20 27 0
5 0 12 20 0
6 0 10 16 0
UMTS
0 1 0 0 60
0 2 0 0 40
0 3* 0 0 27*
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Mode Numbe
r of
GSM
Carrier
s
Numbe
r of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output
Sharing
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
0 4* 0 0 20*

NOTE
Two MRFU V2 modules are required to enable MIMO on the UMTS side.
Table 10-24 Output Power of an MRFU V2 (850 MHz/900 MHz/1800 MHz, single-mode)
Mode Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Num
ber
of
UM
TS
Carri
ers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
LTE
Carrier
(W)
GSM
1 0 0 60 60 0 0
2 0 0 40 40 0 0
3 0 0 27 31 0 0
4 0 0 20 27 0 0
5 0 0 16 20 0 0
6 0 0 12 20 0 0
UMTS
0 1 0 0 0 60 0
0
1
(MI
MO)
0 0 0 2 x 60 0
0 2 0 0 0 40 0
0
2
(MI
MO)
0 0 0 2 x 40 0
0 3* 0 0 0 27* 0
0
3
(MI
MO)
*
0 0 0 2 x 27* 0
0 4* 0 0 0 20* 0
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Mode Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Num
ber
of
UM
TS
Carri
ers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
LTE
Carrier
(W)
0
4
(MI
MO)
*
0 0 0 2 x 20* 0
LTE 0 0 1 (1T2R) 0 0 0 60

Table 10-25 Output Power of an MRFU V2 (850 MHz/900 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 1 1 40 40
2 1 20 40
2 1 31 20
3 1 20 20
4 1 12 20
5 1 10 20
1 2 40 20
2 2 20 20
3 2 16 10
3 2 10 20
4 2 10 10

NOTE
l When there are no more than three GSM carriers, LTE bandwidth can be 1.4, 3, 5, 10, or 15 MHz in the 900
MHz frequency band or be 5, 10, or 15 MHz in the 1800 MHz frequency band. When there are more than
three GSM carriers, LTE bandwidth can be 1.4, 3, 5, or 10 MHz in the 900 MHz frequency band or be 5 or
10 MHz in the 1800 MHz frequency band.
l Two MRFU V2 modules are required to enable MIMO on the LTE side.
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Table 10-26 Output Power of an MRFU V2 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GL MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE
Carrier (W)
GSM + LTE 1 1 40 30
1 1 30 40
2 1 27 20
2 1 20 30
3 1 20 20
4 1 12 20
5 1 10 20

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load. The power consumption for GSM is calculated based on the sharing power.
l The typical power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 40% load. The
maximum power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 100% load.
l LTE typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 50% and LTE maximum
power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 100%.
l LTE power consumption is calculated based on the 2x2 MIMO configuration. Two MRFUs are configured
in each sector.
Table 10-27 Power consumption (MRFU V1 operating in the 900 MHz frequency band
configured)
Cabinet Mode Configu
ration
Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumptio
n (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
BTS3900
(Ver.B)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 700 900
S4/4/4 27 950 1350
S6/6/6 16 840 1180
UMTS 3 x 1 20 540 670
3 x 2 20 800 1020
3 x 3 20 1040 1330
3 x 4 20 1150 1450
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Cabinet Mode Configu
ration
Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumptio
n (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM +
UMTS
GSM
S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3
x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 40
1150 1440
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3
x 1
l GSM: 15
l UMTS: 10
970 1260
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3
x 2
l GSM: 10
l UMTS: 10
930 1190
BTS3900
A (Ver.B)
(AC)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 800 1040
S4/4/4 27 1070 1540
S6/6/6 16 950 1340
UMTS 3 x 1 20 660 840
3 x 2 20 950 1220
3 x 3 20 1210 1560
3 x 4 20 1340 1700
GSM +
UMTS
GSM
S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3
x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 40
1340 1690
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3
x 1
l GSM: 15
l UMTS: 10
1140 1490
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3
x 2
l GSM: 10
l UMTS: 10
1100 1410
BTS3900L
(Ver.B)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 745 960
S4/4/4 27 995 1410
S6/6/6 16 885 1240
UMTS 3 x 1 20 585 730
3 x 2 20 845 1080
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ration
Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumptio
n (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
3 x 3 20 1085 1390
3 x 4 20 1195 1510
GSM +
UMTS
GSM
S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3
x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 40
1195 1500
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3
x 1
l GSM: 15
l UMTS: 10
1015 1320
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3
x 2
l GSM: 10
l UMTS: 10
975 1250

Table 10-28 Power consumption (MRFU V2 operating in the 900 MHz frequency band
configured)
Cabinet Mode Config
uration
Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumptio
n (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
BTS3900
(Ver.B)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 620 730
S4/4/4 20 810 1130
S6/6/6 12 710 1025
UMTS
3 x 1 20 595 650
3 x 2 20 630 800
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 60 1185 1270
BTS3900
A (Ver.B)
(AC)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 620 730
S4/4/4 20 810 1130
S6/6/6 12 710 1025
UMTS
3 x 1 20 595 650
3 x 2 20 630 800
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 60 1185 1270
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Cabinet Mode Config
uration
Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumptio
n (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
BTS3900L
(Ver.B)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 645 755
S4/4/4 20 835 1155
S6/6/6 12 735 1050
UMTS
3 x 1 20 620 675
3 x 2 20 655 825
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 60 1210 1295

Table 10-29 Power consumption (MRFU V2 operating in the 1800 MHz frequency band
configured)
Cabinet Mode Configu
ration
Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumptio
n (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
BTS3900
(Ver.B)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 640 750
S4/4/4 20 820 1140
S6/6/6 12 685 1100
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 60 1230 1355
BTS3900
A (Ver.B)
(AC)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 640 750
S4/4/4 20 820 1140
S6/6/6 12 685 1100
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 60 1230 1355
BTS3900L
(Ver.B)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 645 755
S4/4/4 20 835 1155
S6/6/6 12 735 1050
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 60 1210 1295

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-30 shows equipment specifications of an MRFU.
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Table 10-30 Equipment specifications of an MRFU
Type Dimension (H x W x D) Weight (kg)
MRFU V1, MRFU V2, and
MRFU V2a
9 U x 14 HP x 308.5 mm
(with the panel)
≤12

Table 10-31 shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an MRFU.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-31 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an MRFU
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-32 shows antenna capabilities for an MRFU.
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Table 10-32 Antenna capabilities for an MRFU
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna Capabilities
MRFU V1 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and AISG1.1
MRFU V2 and MRFU
V2a
Supported Supports AISG2.0 and AISG1.1

NOTE
For RFUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.1.4 Technical Specifications for MRFUd
Adopting the software-defined radio (SDR) technology, MRFUd modules can work in different
modes with different configurations.
Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-33 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an MRFUd.
Table 10-33 Modes and frequency bands supported by an MRFUd
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
RX Frequency
Band (MHz)
TX Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
MRFUd 900 890 to 915 935 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GSM +
UMTS, and GSM
+ LTE
880 to 915 925 to 960
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-34 shows RF specifications for an MRFUd.
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NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The LTE receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 36.104, under a 5 MHz channel
bandwidth 5 MHz channel bandwidth based on the FRC A1-3 in Annex A.1 (QPSK, R = 1/3, 25 RBs)
standard.
l MRFUd modules operating in GSM mode and in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard EN 301 502 V9.2.1.
l MRFUd modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 900 or 1800 MHz
frequency band comply with the standard ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1 and 3GPP TS 37.104.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-34 RF specifications for an MRFUd
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivit
y (dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
MR
FU
d
2T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS:
l Non-
MIM
O: 6
carrie
rs
l MIM
O: 4
carrie
rs
LTE: 2
carriers,
the
bandwidt
h is 1.4, 3,
5, 10, 15,
or 20
MHz.
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-113.7
l 1800
MHz:
-114
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-125.8
l 1800
MHz:
-126.1
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-106.3
l 1800
MHz:
-106.6
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-116.5
l 1800
MHz:
-116.8
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-128.6
l 1800
MHz:
-128.9
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-109.1
l 1800
MHz:
-109.4
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-119.2
(theoretic
al value)
l 1800
MHz:
-119.5
(theoretic
al value)
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-131.3
l 1800
MHz:
-131.6
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-111.8
l 1800
MHz:
-112.1
The
MRFUd
supports
the
maximu
m power
configur
ation 2 x
80 W.
The
typical
configur
ations are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
Ud
(900
MHz
/1800
MHz
,
singl
e-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
l Powe
r
consu
mptio
n
(confi
gured
with
MRF
Ud,
900
MHz)
l Powe
r
consu
mptio
n
(confi
gured
with
MRF
Ud,
1800
MHz)
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivit
y (dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
Powe
r of
an
MRF
Ud
(900
MHz
/1800
MHz
, GU
Non-
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
Ud
(900
MHz
/1800
MHz
, GU
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
Ud
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pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivit
y (dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
(900
MHz
/1800
MHz
, GL
MSR
)

NOTE
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the MRFUd is located at a height of 3500 m
to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the MRFUd is located at a height of 4500 m to
6000m.
l For the MRFUd working in GSM mode: when the S1 or S2 configuration is applied, the maximum output
power of each carrier on the MRFUd is 80 W. If the output power of 60 W or 80 W is required, the related
license must be obtained. After design optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the
same output power for each carrier on the MRFUd when any of the S1 through S6 configurations is used.
When the S7 or S8 configuration is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE
Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable
the same output power for each carrier on the MRFUd.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
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Table 10-35 Output Power of an MRFUd (900 MHz/1800 MHz, single-mode)
Mod
e
Num
ber of
GSM
Carri
ers
Number
of UMTS
Carriers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per LTE
Carrier
(W)
GSM 1 0 0 80 80 0 0
2 0 0 80 80 0 0
3 0 0 40 40 0 0
4 0 0 40 40 0 0
5 0 0 27 30 0 0
6 0 0 27 30 0 0
7 0 0 20 27 0 0
8 0 0 20 27 0 0
UMT
S
0 1 0 0 0 80 0
0 2 0 0 0 80 0
0 3 0 0 0 40 0
0 4 0 0 0 40 0
0 5 0 0 0 25 0
0 6 0 0 0 25 0
0 1 (MIMO) 0 0 0 2 x 40 0
0 2 (MIMO) 0 0 0 2 x 40 0
0 3 (MIMO) 0 0 0 2 x 25 0
0 4 (MIMO) 0 0 0 2 x 20 0
LTE 0 0 1 0 0 0 5/10/15/
20 MHz:
2 x 60
1.4/3
MHz: 2
x 40
0 0 2 0 0 0 2 x 40

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Table 10-36 Output Power of an MRFUd (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU Non-MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM +
UMTS
1 1 80 80
2 1 40 80
3 1 27 80
4 1 20 80
5 1 16 80
6 1 12 80
1 2 80 40
2 2 40 40
3 2 27 40
4 2 20 40
5 2 16 40
6 2 12 40
1 3 80 25
2 3 40 25
3 3 27 25
4 3 20 25
5 3 16 25
1 4 80 20
2 4 40 20
3 4 27 20
4 4 20 20

Table 10-37 Output Power of an MRFUd (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 2 1 40 40
3 1 40 40
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
4 1 27 40
5 1 27 20
5 1 25 30
5 1 20 40
6 1 20 40
7 1 20 20
7 1 16 30
1 2 40 40
2 2 40 40
3 2 30 20
3 2 25 30
3 2 20 40
4 2 30 20
4 2 25 30
4 2 20 40
5 2 20 20
6 2 20 20
1 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 40
2 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 40
3 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
3 1 (MIMO) 25 2 x 30
4 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
4 1 (MIMO) 25 2 x 30
4 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 20
1 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 30
1 2 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
2 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 30
2 2 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
3 2 (MIMO) 15 2 x 20
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
4 2 (MIMO) 15 2 x 20

Table 10-38 Output Power of an MRFUd (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GL MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE
Carrier (W)
GSM + LTE 1 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 40
2 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 40
3 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 20
3 1 (MIMO) 25 2 x 30
3 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
4 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
4 1 (MIMO) 25 2 x 30
4 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 20
5 1 (MIMO) 16 2 x 30
5 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
6 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 20

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load. The power consumption for GSM is calculated based on the sharing power.
l The typical power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 40% load. The
maximum power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 100% load.
l LTE typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 50% and LTE maximum
power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 100%.
l LTE power consumption is calculated based on the 2x2 MIMO configuration. The LTE bandwidth is 10
MHz.
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Table 10-39 Power consumption (MRFUd operating in the 900 MHz frequency band
configured)
Cabin
et
Mode Configuration Output
Power of
Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
BTS39
00
(Ver.C)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 620 715
S4/4/4 20 720 1040
S6/6/6 20 1000 1505
S8/8/8 20 1095 1825
UMTS
3 x 1 20 510 570
3 x 2 20 585 750
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 945 1245
GSM +
UMTS
GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
785 965
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
835 1160
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
1065 1425
GSM + LTE
GSM S2/2/2 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1260 1635
GSM S3/3/3 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1320 1815
GSM S4/4/4 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1380 1995
BTS39
00L
(Ver.C)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 650 755
S4/4/4 20 800 1145
S6/6/6 20 1025 1610
S8/8/8 20 1130 1910
UMTS
3 x 1 20 540 600
3 x 2 20 615 780
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 975 1275
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Cabin
et
Mode Configuration Output
Power of
Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
GSM +
UMTS
GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
850 1045
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
895 1195
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
1075 1480
GSM + LTE
GSM S2/2/2 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1290 1665
GSM S3/3/3 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1350 1845
GSM S4/4/4 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1410 2025
BTS39
00A
(Ver.C)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 650 755
S4/4/4 20 800 1145
S6/6/6 20 1025 1610
S8/8/8 20 1130 1910
UMTS
3 x 1 20 540 600
3 x 2 20 615 780
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 975 1275
GSM +
UMTS
GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
850 1045
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
895 1195
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
1075 1480
GSM + LTE
GSM S2/2/2 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1290 1665
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Cabin
et
Mode Configuration Output
Power of
Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
GSM S3/3/3 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1350 1845
GSM S4/4/4 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1410 2025

Table 10-40 Power consumption (MRFUd operating in the 1800 MHz frequency band
configured)
Cabin
et
Mode Configuration Output
Power of
Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpti
on (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
BTS39
00
(Ver.C)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 635 730
S4/4/4 20 735 1060
S6/6/6 20 1030 1540
S8/8/8 20 1130 1860
UMTS
3 x 1 20 510 585
3 x 2 20 600 795
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 960 1275
GSM +
UMTS
GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
800 985
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
850 1180
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
1090 1455
GSM + LTE
GSM S2/2/2 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1365 1755
GSM S3/3/3 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1410 1920
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Cabin
et
Mode Configuration Output
Power of
Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpti
on (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
GSM S4/4/4 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1425 2070
BTS39
00L
(Ver.C)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 650 770
S4/4/4 20 800 1160
S6/6/6 20 1115 1640
S8/8/8 20 1145 1985
UMTS
3 x 1 20 540 615
3 x 2 20 630 825
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 990 1305
GSM +
UMTS
GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
865 1060
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
910 1225
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
1075 1480
GSM + LTE
GSM S2/2/2 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1395 1785
GSM S3/3/3 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1440 1950
GSM S4/4/4 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1455 2100
BTS39
00A
(Ver.C)
(-48 V)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 650 770
S4/4/4 20 800 1160
S6/6/6 20 1115 1640
S8/8/8 20 1145 1985
UMTS
3 x 1 20 540 615
3 x 2 20 630 825
LTE 3 x 10MHz 40 990 1305
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et
Mode Configuration Output
Power of
Each
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpti
on (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
GSM +
UMTS
GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
865 1060
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
910 1225
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS:
20
1075 1480
GSM + LTE
GSM S2/2/2 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1395 1785
GSM S3/3/3 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1440 1950
GSM S4/4/4 + LTE
3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1455 2100

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-41 shows equipment specifications of an MRFUd.
Table 10-41 Equipment specifications of an MRFUd
Type Dimension (H x W x D) Weight (kg)
MRFUd 9 U x 14 HP x 308.5 mm
(with the panel)
≤12

Table 10-42 shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an MRFUd.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
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Table 10-42 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an MRFUd
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-43 shows antenna capabilities for an MRFUd.
Table 10-43 Antenna capabilities for an MRFUd
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna Capabilities
MRFUd Supported Supports AISG2.0 and AISG1.1

NOTE
For RFUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.1.5 Technical Specifications for MRFUe
Adopting the software-defined radio (SDR) technology, MRFUe modules can work in different
modes with different configurations.
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Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-44 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an MRFUe.
Table 10-44 Modes and frequency bands supported by an MRFUe
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
Receive
Frequency
Band (MHz)
Transmit
Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
MRFUe 900 880 to 915 925 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GU, and GL
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-45 shows RF specifications for an MRFUe.
NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The LTE receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 36.104, under a 5 MHz channel
bandwidth 5 MHz channel bandwidth based on the FRC A1-3 in Annex A.1 (QPSK, R = 1/3, 25 RBs)
standard.
l The MRFUe that works in GSM mode and operates in the 1800 MHz frequency band complies with the EN
301 502 V9.2.1 standard. The MRFUe that works in UMTS, LTE, or multiple service ring (MSR) mode and
operates in the 1800 MHz frequency band complies with the ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1 and 3GPP TS 37.104
standards.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-45 RF specifications for an MRFUe
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
MR
FU
e
1T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS: 4
carriers
LTE: 2
carriers,
1.4/3/5/1
0/15/20
MHz
bandwidt
h
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-113.7
l 1800
MHz:
-114
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-125.8
l 1800
MHz:
-126.1
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-106.3
l 1800
MHz:
-106.6
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-116.5
l 1800
MHz:
-116.8
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-128.6
l 1800
MHz:
-128.9
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-109.1
l 1800
MHz:
-109.4
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-119.2
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 1800
MHz:
-119.5
(theoreti
cal
value)
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-131.3
l 1800
MHz:
-131.6
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-111.8
l 1800
MHz:
-112.1
The
MRFUe
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 1 x
80 W.
The
typical
configura
tions are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
Ue
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
single
-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
Power
consump
tion
(configu
red with
MRFUe,
1800
MHz)
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
r of
an
MRF
Ue
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GU
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
MRF
Ue
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GL
MSR
)

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NOTE
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the MRFUe is located at a height of 3500 m
to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the MRFUe is located at a height of 4500 m to
6000m.
l For the MRFUe working in GSM mode: when the S1 configuration is applied, the maximum output power
of each carrier on the MRFUe is 80 W; when the S2 configuration is applied, the maximum output power
of each carrier on the MRFUe is 60 W. If the output power of 60 W or 80 W is required, the related license
must be obtained. After design optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the same
output power for each carrier on the MRFUe when the S1, S2, or S3 configuration is used. When any of the
S4 through S8 configurations is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE
Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable
the same output power for each carrier on the MRFUe.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
Table 10-46 Output Power of an MRFUe (900 MHz/1800 MHz, single-mode)
Mod
e
Num
ber of
GSM
Carri
ers
Number
of UMTS
Carriers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per LTE
Carrier
(W)
GSM 1 0 0 80 80 0 0
2 0 0 60 60 0 0
3 0 0 40 50 0 0
4 0 0 30 40 0 0
5 0 0 25 30 0 0
6 0 0 20 30 0 0
7 0 0 15 20 0 0
8 0 0 10 16 0 0
UMT
S
0 1 0 0 0 80 0
0 2 0 0 0 60 0
0 3 0 0 0 40 0
0 4 0 0 0 30 0
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Mod
e
Num
ber of
GSM
Carri
ers
Number
of UMTS
Carriers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per LTE
Carrier
(W)
LTE 0 0 1 0 0 0 5/10/15/
20 MHz:
1 x 60
1.4/3
MHz: 1
x 40
0 0 2 0 0 0 5/10/15/
20 MHz:
1 x 60
1.4/3
MHz: 1
x 40

Table 10-47 Output Power of an MRFUe (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 2 1 40 40
3 1 25 30
4 1 24 20
4 1 20 30
5 1 18 20
5 1 16 30
6 1 13 20
7 1 10 20
1 2 40 40
2 2 20 30
3 2 20 20
3 2 15 30
4 2 18 20
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
5 2 12 20

Table 10-48 Output Power of an MRFUe (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GL MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE
Carrier (W)
GSM + LTE 1 1 (MIMO) 60 5/10/15/20
MHz: 60
1.4/3 MHz: 40
2 1 (MIMO) 40 40
3 1 (MIMO) 25 30
3 1 (MIMO) 20 40
4 1 (MIMO) 24 20
4 1 (MIMO) 20 30
5 1 (MIMO) 20 20
5 1 (MIMO) 16 30
6 1 (MIMO) 13 20
7 1 (MIMO) 10 20

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load.
Table 10-49 Power consumption (configured with MRFUe, 1800 MHz)
Cabinet Mode Configurat
ion
Output
Power per
Carrier
(W)
Typical
Power
Consump
tion (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
BTS3900
(Ver.C)
(-48V)
GSM
S9/9/9 20 1715 2750
S10/10/10 20 1880 3035
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Cabinet Mode Configurat
ion
Output
Power per
Carrier
(W)
Typical
Power
Consump
tion (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
S11/11/11 20 2000 3230
S12/12/12 20 2120 3425
BTS3900L
(Ver.C)
(-48V)
GSM
S9/9/9 20 1745 2780
S10/10/10 20 1910 3065
S11/11/11 20 2030 3260
S12/12/12 20 2150 3455
BTS3900A
(Ver.C)
(-48V)
GSM
S9/9/9 20 1745 2780
S10/10/10 20 1910 3065
S11/11/11 20 2030 3260
S12/12/12 20 2150 3455

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-50 shows equipment specifications of an MRFUe.
Table 10-50 Equipment specifications of an MRFUe
Type Dimension (H x W x D) Weight (kg)
MRFUe 9 U x 14 HP x 308.5 mm
(with the panel)
≤12

Table 10-51 shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an MRFUe.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-51 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an MRFUe
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-52 shows antenna capabilities for an MRFUe.
Table 10-52 Antenna capabilities for an MRFUe
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna Capabilities
MRFUe Supported Supports AISG2.0 and AISG1.1

NOTE
For RFUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.2 Technical Specifications for RRUs
This section provides technical specifications for RRUs, including supported modes, frequency
bands, RF specifications, engineering specifications, and antenna capabilities.
10.2.1 RRU3004 Technical Specifications
The RRU3004 is a Remote Radio Unit (RRU) based on the dual density technology. It supports
distributed or tower-mounting installation, and is usually used in scenarios requiring medium
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or small capacity. The RRU3004 supports AC and DC power inputs and performs modulation,
demodulation, data processing, and combining and dividing for baseband and RF signals.
Modes and Frequency Bands Supported by an RRU3004
Table 10-53 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3004.
Table 10-53 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3004
Type Mode Frequency Band
(MHz)
Receive
Frequency Band
(MHz)
Transmit
Frequency Band
(MHz)
RRU3004 GSM 900 EGSM 880 to 915 925 to 960
900 PGSM 890 to 915 935 to 960
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-54 shows RF specifications for an RRU3004.
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Table 10-54 RF specifications for an RRU3004
Type Trans
mit
and
Receiv
e
Chann
el
Capaci
ty
Receiver Sensitivity
(dBm)
Output Power Power
Consum
ption
Receiver
Sensitivity
with One
Antenna
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Two
Antennas
RRU30
04
2T2R 2
carriers
-113 -115.8 RRU3004 (900
MHz) output
power
RRU3004
(1800 MHz)
output power
Power
consump
tion
(RRU30
04
operatin
g in 900
MHz
configur
ed)
Power
consump
tion
(RRU30
04
operatin
g in 1800
MHz
configur
ed)

Table 10-55 RRU3004 (900 MHz) output power
Carrier Number BCCH Carrier Output Power
1 30 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
2 30 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
3 15 W (GMSK)/10 W (8PSK)
4 15 W (GMSK)/10 W (8PSK)
1 (PBT) 40 W (GMSK)/26 W (8PSK)

Table 10-56 RRU3004 (1800 MHz) output power
Carrier Number BCCH Carrier Output Power
1 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)
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Carrier Number BCCH Carrier Output Power
2 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)
3 10 W (GMSK)/6.6 W (8PSK)
4 10 W (GMSK)/6.6 W (8PSK)
1 (PBT) 30 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)

Table 10-57 Power consumption (RRU3004 operating in 900 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
DBS3900 S2/2/2, TOC =
30 W
480 700

Table 10-58 Power consumption (RRU3004 operating in 1800 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
DBS3900 S2/2/2, TOC =
20 W
480 720

NOTE
l The typical and maximum power consumption in the preceding table refers to the power consumption
at the temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption is reached when the RRU3004 works with 30% load.
l TOC in the preceding table refers to the cabinet-top power of BTSs with duplex ports.
l The preceding table uses the power consumption of DBS3900 -48 V DC as an example.
Engineering Specifications
Table 10-59 shows equipment specifications for an RRU3004.
Table 10-59 Equipment specifications for an RRU3004
Type Input Power
Specifications
Dimension (H x W
x D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3004 -48 V DC Voltage
range: -36 V DC to
-57 V DC
485 mm x 380 mm x
130 mm (with the
housing)
17 (with the housing)

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Table 10-60 shows environment specifications for an RRU3004.
Table 10-60 Environment specifications for an RRU3004
Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU3004 -40°C to +50°C
(without solar
radiation)
-40°C to +45°C
(with solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/
m
3
70 kPa to 106
kPa

Table 10-61 shows the standards with which an RRU3004 complies.
Table 10-61 Standards with which an RRU3004 complies
Type Operating
Environment
Anti-Seismic
Performance
Protection Level
RRU3004 Standards
l 3GPP TS 45.005
l ETSI EN
300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65

Table 10-62 describes the surge protection specifications for RRU3004 ports.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-62 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3004
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power
supply port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
AC power
supply port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
RRU3004
modules are
installed
indoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
5 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
RRU3004
modules are
configured
remotely or
placed
outdoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
40 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Ports for
cascading
RF modules
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
AISG RET
antenna port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
250 A
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Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Common
mode
250 A
I2C port on a
local power
monitoring
device and
an alarm port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
batteries
under
monitoring
and RRUs
are installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
within 1 m.
Surge 250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-63 shows antenna capabilities for an RRU3004.
Table 10-63 Antenna capabilities for an RRU3004
Type TMA Capability RET Antenna
Capabilities
RRU3004 Not supported Supports AISG1.1

NOTE
l An external BT is required if an RRU3004 needs to be configured with a TMA.
l For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.2.2 RRU3008 Technical Specifications
The RRU3008 is a Remote Radio Unit (RRU) based on the multi-carrier technology. It is usually
used in scenarios requiring large capacity. The RRU3008 supports AC and DC power inputs
and performs modulation, demodulation, data processing, and combining and dividing for
baseband and RF signals.
Modes and Frequency Bands Supported by an RRU3008
Table 10-64 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3008.
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Table 10-64 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3008
Type Mode Frequency Band
(MHz)
Receive
Frequency Band
(MHz)
Transmit
Frequency Band
(MHz)
RRU3008
V1
GSM 850 824 to 849 869 to 894
1800 1710 to 1755 1805 to 1850
1740 to 1785 1835 to 1880
1900 1850 to 1890 1930 to 1970
1870 to 1910 1950 to 1990
RRU3008
V2
GSM 900 EGSM 880 to 915 925 to 960
900 PGSM 890 to 915 935 to 960
900 CMCC 885 to 910 930 to 955

RF Specifications
Table 10-65 shows RF specifications for an RRU3008.
NOTE
A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
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Table 10-65 RF specifications for an RRU3008
Type Trans
mit
and
Receiv
e
Chann
els
Capaci
ty
Receiver Sensitivity
(dBm)
Output Power Power
Consum
ption
Receiver
Sensitivity
with One
Antenna
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Two
Antennas
RRU30
08 V1
2T2R 8
carriers
-113 -115.8 The RRU3008
V1 supports the
maximum
power
configuration 2
x 40 W. For
typical
configurations
of the
RRU3008 V1,
see the
RRU3008 V1
(850/1800/190
0 MHz) output
power table.
Power
consump
tion
(RRU30
08 V1
operatin
g in
900/1800
MHz
configur
ed)
Power
consump
tion
(RRU30
08 V1
operatin
g in
850/1900
MHz
configur
ed)
RRU30
08 V2
l 900
EGSM:
-113.3
l 900
PGSM/
900
CMCC:
-113.5
l 900
EGSM:
-116.1
l 900
PGSM/
900
CMCC:
-116.3
The RRU3008
V2 supports the
maximum
power
configuration 2
x 40 W. For
typical
configurations
of the
RRU3008 V2
see the
RRU3008 V2
(900 MHz)
output power
table.
Power
consump
tion
(RRU30
08 V2
operatin
g in 900
MHz
configur
ed)

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Table 10-66 RRU3008 V1 (850/1800/1900 MHz) output power
Carrier
Number
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Disabled)
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Enabled)
3 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)
4 15 W (GMSK)/10 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)
5 12 W (GMSK)/8.0 W (8PSK) 12 W (GMSK)/8.0 W (8PSK)
6 10 W (GMSK)/6.6 W (8PSK) 12 W (GMSK)/8.0 W (8PSK)
7 7.0 W (GMSK)/4.6 W (8PSK) 8.0 W (GMSK)/5.3 W (8PSK)
8 5.5 W (GMSK)/3.6 W (8PSK) 7.0 W (GMSK)/4.6 W (8PSK)

Table 10-67 RRU3008 V2 (900 MHz) output power
Carrier
Number
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Disabled)
BCCH Carrier Output Power
(Power Sharing Enabled)
3 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
4 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK) 20 W (GMSK)/20 W (8PSK)
5 13 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK) 15 W (GMSK)/15 W (8PSK)
6 13 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK) 15 W (GMSK)/15 W (8PSK)
7 10 W (GMSK)/10 W (8PSK) 13 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)
8 10 W (GMSK)/10 W (8PSK) 13 W (GMSK)/13 W (8PSK)

NOTE
l After design optimization, RRU3008 modules with the configuration of S1 to S6 have the same output
power no matter they use the Gaussian minimum shift-frequency keying (GMSK) or 8 phase shift
keying (8PSK) modulation scheme.
l With the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature, RRU3008 modules with the
configuration of S7 to S8 can also have the same output power no matter they use the GMSK or
8PSK modulation scheme.
l RF standard: EN 301 502 V9.2.1.
Table 10-68 Power consumption (RRU3008 V1 operating in 900/1800 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
DBS3900 S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
720 1260
S6/6/6, TOC =
12 W
640 1180
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Table 10-69 Power consumption (RRU3008 V1 operating in 850/1900 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
DBS3900 S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
700 1220
S6/6/6, TOC =
12 W
620 1130

Table 10-70 Power consumption (RRU3008 V2 operating in 900 MHz configured)
Cabinet Configuration Typical Power
Consumption (W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
DBS3900 S4/4/4, TOC =
20 W
640 1130
S6/6/6, TOC =
15 W
630 1270

NOTE
l TOC refers to the cabinet-top power of BTSs with duplex ports.
l The typical power consumption is reached when the RRU3008 works with 30% load.
Engineering Specifications
Table 10-71 shows equipment specifications for an RRU3008.
Table 10-71 Equipment specifications for an RRU3008
Type Input Power
Specifications
Dimensions (H x
W x D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3008 -48 V DC, voltage
range: -36 V DC to
-57 V DC
485 mm x 380 mm x
170 mm (with the
housing)
23 (with the housing)

Table 10-72 shows environment specifications for an RRU3008.
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Table 10-72 Environment specifications for an RRU3008
Type Operating
temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU3008 V1 l -40°C to
+50°C
(without
solar
radiation)
l -40°C to
+45°C (with
solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/
m
3
70 kPa to 106
kPa
RRU3008 V2 l -40°C to
+55°C
(without
solar
radiation)
l -40°C to
+50°C (with
solar
radiation)

Table 10-73 shows the standards with which an RRU3008 complies.
Table 10-73 Standards with which an RRU3008 complies
Type Operating
Environment
Anti-Seismic
Performance
Protection Level
RRU3008 Standards
l 3GPP TS 45.005
l ETSI EN
300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65

Table 10-74 and Table 10-75 describes the surge protection specifications for RRU3008 ports.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
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Table 10-74 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3008 V1
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power
supply port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
AC power
supply port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
RRU3008
modules are
installed
indoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
5 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
RRU3008
modules are
configured
remotely or
placed
outdoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
40 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Ports for
cascading
RF modules
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
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Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
AISG RET
antenna port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
250 A
Common
mode
250 A
I2C port on a
local power
monitoring
device and
an alarm port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
batteries
under
monitoring
and RRUs
are installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
within 1 m.
Surge 250 A

Table 10-75 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3008 V2
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power
supply port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
AC power
supply port
Applicable
to the
scenario
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
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Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
where
RRU3008
V2 modules
are installed
indoors
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
5 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
RRU3008
V2 are
configured
remotely or
placed
outdoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
40 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Ports for
cascading
RF modules
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
RET antenna
port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
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Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
I2C port on a
local power
monitoring
device and
an alarm port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where
batteries
under
monitoring
and RRUs
are installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
within 1 m.
Surge 250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-76 shows antenna capabilities for an RRU3008.
Table 10-76 Antenna capabilities for an RRU3008
Type TMA Capability RET Antenna
Capabilities
RRU3008 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.2.3 Technical Specifications for RRU3908
RRU3908s are classified into RRU3908 V1 and RRU3908 V2. Adopting the software-defined
radio (SDR) technology, RRU3908 modules can work in different modes with different
configurations.
Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-77 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3908.
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Table 10-77 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3908
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
RX Frequency
Band (MHz)
TX Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
RRU3908
V1
850 824 to 849 869 to 894 GSM and UMTS
900 890 to 915 935 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
and GSM +
UMTS
880 to 905 925 to 950
1800 1710 to 1755 1805 to 1850 GSM and LTE
1740 to 1785 1835 to 1880
1900 1850 to 1890 1930 to 1970 GSM and UMTS
1870 to 1910 1950 to 1990
RRU3908
V2
850 824 to 849 869 to 894 GSM, UMTS,
and GSM +
UMTS
900 890 to 915 935 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GSM +
UMTS, and GSM
+ LTE
880 to 915 925 to 960

RF Specifications
Table 10-78 shows RF specifications for an RRU3908.
NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The LTE receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 36.104, under a 5 MHz channel
bandwidth 5 MHz channel bandwidth based on the FRC A1-3 in Annex A.1 (QPSK, R = 1/3, 25 RBs)
standard.
l RRU3908 modules operating in GSM mode and in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard EN 301 502 V9.2.1.
l RRU3908 modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 900 or 1800
MHz frequency band comply with the standard ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1 and 3GPP TS 37.104.
l RRU3908 modules operating in GSM mode and in the 850 or 1900 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard 3GPP TS 45.005 V10.2.0 & 3GPP TS 51.021 V10.2.0.
l RRU3908 modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 850 or 1900
MHz frequency band comply with the standard 3GPP TS 37.104 V10.4.0 & TS 37.141 V10.4.0.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-78 RF specifications for an RRU3908
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
RR
U3
908
V1
2T
2R
GSM: 6
TRXs
UMTS: 4
carriers
LTE: 1
carrier,
the
bandwidt
h is 5, 10,
15, or 20
MHz.
GSM: -113
UMTS:
-125.5
LTE: -106.3
GSM:
-115.8
UMTS:
-128.3
LTE: -109.1
GSM:
-118.5
(theoretical
value)
UMTS: -131
LTE: -111.8
The
RRU390
8 V1
supports
the
maximu
m power
configur
ation 2 x
40 W.
The
typical
configur
ations are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3908
V1
(850
MHz/
900
MHz/
1800
MHz/
1900
MHz,
singl
l Powe
r
consu
mptio
n of
the
DBS3
900
(confi
gured
with
RRU
3908
V1,
900
MHz)
l Powe
r
consu
mptio
n of
the
DBS3
900
(confi
gured
with
RRU
3908
V1,
1800
MHz)
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an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
e-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3908
V1
(900
MHz,
GU
Non-
MSR
)
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pe
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an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
RR
U3
908
V2
2T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS:
l 850
MHz:
2
carrie
rs
l 900
MHz:
4
carrie
rs
LTE: 1
carrier,
the
bandwidt
h is 1.4,
3, 5, 10,
15, or 20
MHz.
GSM:
l 850/900
MHz
PGSM:
-113.5
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-113.3
UMTS:
l 850/900
MHz
PGSM:
-125.5
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-125.3
LTE:
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-106.3
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-106.1
GSM:
l 850/900
MHz
PGSM:
-116.3
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-116.1
UMTS:
l 850/900
MHz
PGSM:
-128.3
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-128.1
LTE:
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-109.1
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-108.9
GSM:
l 850/900
MHz
PGSM:
-119
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-118.8
(theoreti
cal
value)
UMTS:
l 850/900
MHz
PGSM:
-131
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-130.8
LTE:
l 900 MHz
PGSM:
-111.8
l 900 MHz
EGSM:
-111.6
The
RRU390
8 V2
supports
the
maximu
m power
configur
ation 2 x
40 W.
The
typical
configur
ations are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3908
V2
(850
MHz/
900
MHz,
singl
e-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
Power
consump
tion of
the
DBS390
0
(configu
red with
RRU390
8 V2, 850
MHz/
900
MHz)
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s
mi
t
an
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iv
e
C
ha
nn
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s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3908
V2
(850
MHz/
900
MHz,
GU
Non-
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3908
V2
(850
MHz/
900
MHz,
GU
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
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iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
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y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
RRU
3908
V2
(900
MHz,
GL
MSR
)

NOTE
l * indicates that the UMTS mode is supported in terms of hardware.
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3908 is located at a height of 3500
m to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3908 is located at a height of 4500
m to 6000m.
l For the RRU3908 V2 working in GSM mode and operating in the 900 MHz frequency band: after design
optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the same output power for each carrier on
the RRU3908 V2 when any of the S1 through S6 configurations is used. When the S7 or S8 configuration
is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature must be obtained.
Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable the same output power for each carrier
on the RRU3908 V2.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
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Table 10-79 Output Power of an RRU3908 V1 (850 MHz/900 MHz/1800 MHz/1900 MHz,
single-mode)
Mode Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Num
ber
of
UM
TS
Carri
ers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
LTE
Carrier
(W)
GSM
1 0 0 40 40 0 0
2 0 0 40 40 0 0
3 0 0 20 20 0 0
4 0 0 15 20 0 0
5 0 0 12 12 0 0
6 0 0 10 12 0 0
UMTS
0 1 0 0 0 40 0
0 1 0 0 0 2 x 30 0
0 2 0 0 0 30 0
0 2 0 0 0 2 x 15 0
0 3* 0 0 0 20* 0
0 4* 0 0 0 15* 0
LTE 0 0 1 (MIMO) 0 0 0 2 x 30

Table 10-80 Output Power of an RRU3908 V1 (900 MHz, GU Non-MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 1 1 40 30
1 1 30 40
1 2 30 20
2 1 20 30
2 1 15 40
2 2 15 20
3 1 10 30
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
3 2 10 10
4 1 7.5 20
4 2 7.5 10
5 1 6 20

NOTE
When operating in the 900 MHz frequency band, RRU3908 V2 supports 3 or 4 UMTS carriers.
Table 10-81 Output Power of an RRU3908 V2 (850 MHz/900 MHz, single-mode)
Mode Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Num
ber
of
UM
TS
Carri
ers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
LTE
Carrier
(W)
GSM
1 0 0 40 40 0 0
2 0 0 40 40 0 0
3 0 0 20 20 0 0
4 0 0 20 20 0 0
5 0 0 13 15 0 0
6 0 0 13 15 0 0
7 0 0 10 13 0 0
8 0 0 10 13 0 0
UMTS
0 1 0 0 0 60 0
0 1
(MI
MO)
0 0 0 2 x 40 0
0 2 0 0 0 40 0
0 2
(MI
MO)
0 0 0 2 x 20 0
0 3 0 0 0 20 0
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Mode Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Num
ber
of
UM
TS
Carri
ers
Number
of LTE
Carriers
Output
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
LTE
Carrier
(W)
0 3
(MI
MO)
0 0 0 2 x 10 0
0 4 0 0 0 20 0
0 4
(MI
MO)
0 0 0 2 x 10 0
LTE
0 0 1 (MIMO,
2T2R)
0 0 0 2 x 40

Table 10-82 Output Power of an RRU3908 V2 (850 MHz/900 MHz, GU Non-MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 1 1 40 40
2 1 20 40
3 1 13 40
4 1 10 40
5 1 6 20
1 2 40 20
2 2 20 20
3 2 13 20
4 2 10 20

Table 10-83 Output Power of an RRU3908 V2 (850 MHz/900 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 1 1 20 2 x 20
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
2 1 20 2 x 20
3 1 20 20
3 1 15 2 x 10
4 1 13 20
4 1 15 2 x 10
5 1 10 30

NOTE
When there are no more than three GSM carriers, LTE bandwidth can be 1.4, 3, 5, 10, or 15 MHz in the 900
MHz frequency band. When there are more than three GSM carriers, LTE bandwidth can be 1.4, 3, 5, or 10
MHz in the 900 MHz frequency band.
Table 10-84 Output Power of an RRU3908 V2 (900 MHz, GL MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE
Carrier (W)
GSM + LTE 1 1 20 2 x 20
2 1 20 2 x 20
3 1 15 2 x 10
4 1 15 2 x 10
4 1 12 2 x 15

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load. The power consumption for GSM is calculated based on the sharing power.
l The typical power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 40% load. The
maximum power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 100% load.
l LTE typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 50% and LTE maximum
power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 100%.
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Table 10-85 Power consumption of the DBS3900 (configured with RRU3908 V1, 900 MHz)
Mode Configura
tion
Output Power
per Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 760 910
S4/4/4 20 730 1070
S6/6/6 12 730 1070
UMTS 3 x 1 20 490 590
3 x 2 20 640 790
3 x 3 20 880 1100
3 x 4 15 880 1110
GSM +
UMTS
GSM
S2/2/2 x 2 +
UMTS 3 x
1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
870 1090
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x
1
l GSM: 10
l UMTS: 20
820 1050
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x
2
l GSM: 10
l UMTS: 10
820 1050

Table 10-86 Power consumption of the DBS3900 (configured with RRU3908 V1, 1800 MHz)
Mode Configura
tion
Output Power
per Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 615 720
S4/4/4 20 855 1190
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 750 880

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Table 10-87 Power consumption of the DBS3900 (configured with RRU3908 V2, 850 MHz/
900 MHz)
Mode Configura
tion
Output Power
per Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
GSM
S2/2/2 20 550 650
S4/4/4 20 770 1085
S6/6/6 13 740 1085
UMTS
3 x 1 20 450 520
3 x 2 20 565 710
LTE 3 x 1 2 x 20 675 800
GSM +
UMTS
GSM
S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x
1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 40
920 1170
GSM
S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x
1
l GSM: 13
l UMTS: 40
890 1170
GSM
S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x
1
l GSM: 10
l UMTS: 40
880 1180

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-88 shows equipment specifications for an RRU3908.
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Table 10-88 Equipment specifications for an RRU3908
Type Power Supply Dimension (H x W x
D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3908
V1
l -48 V DC; voltage
range: -36 V DC to
-57 V DC
l 200 V AC to 240 V
AC single-phase;
voltage range: 176 V
AC to 290 V AC
l 100 V AC to 120 V
AC or 200 V AC to
240 V AC dual-
phase; voltage range:
90 V AC to 135 V AC
or 180 V AC to 270
V AC
485 mm x 380 mm x 170
mm (with the housing)
23 (with the housing)
RRU3908
V2
l -48 V DC; voltage
range: -36 V DC to
-57 V DC
l 200 V AC to 240 V
AC single-phase;
voltage range: 176 V
AC to 290 V AC
l 100 V AC to 120 V
AC or 200 V AC to
240 V AC dual-
phase; voltage range:
90 V AC to 135 V AC
or 180 V AC to 270
V AC
485 mm x 380 mm x 170
mm (with the housing)
23 (with the housing)

Table 10-89 shows environment specifications for an RRU3908.
Table 10-89 Environment specifications for an RRU3908
Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU39
08 V1
l -40°C to +50°
C (without
solar radiation)
l -40°C to +45°
C (with solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/m
3
70 kPa to 106 kPa
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Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU39
08 V2
l -40°C to +55°
C (without
solar radiation)
l -40°C to +50°
C (with solar
radiation)

Table 10-90 shows the standards with which an RRU3908 complies.
Table 10-90 Standards with which an RRU3908 complies
Type Operating
Environment
Shock Protection Ingress Protection
(IP) Rating
RRU3908
V1
l 3GPP TS 45.005
l 3GPP TS 25.141
l 3GPP TS 36.141
l 3GPP TS 37.141
l ETSI EN 300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65
RRU3908
V2

Table 10-91shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3908.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-91 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3908
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Common
mode
20 kA
AC port Applicable
to the
scenario
where RF
modules are
placed
indoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
5 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Applicable
to the
scenario
where RF
modules are
placed
outdoors
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
40 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
RET antenna
port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Local power
monitoring
port or alarm
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where the
power
supply
module and
RRUs are
installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
shorter than
1 m
Surge 250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-92 shows antenna capabilities for an RRU3908.
Table 10-92 Antenna capabilities for an RRU3908
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna
Capabilities
RRU3908 V1 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1
RRU3908 V2 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.2.4 Technical Specifications for RRU3928
Adopting the software-defined radio (SDR) technology, RRU3928 modules can work in
different modes with different configurations.
Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-93 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3928.
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Table 10-93 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3928
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
Receive
Frequency
Band (MHz)
Transmit
Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
RRU3928 900 880 to 915 925 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GSM +
UMTS, and GSM
+ LTE
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-94 shows RF specifications for an RRU3928.
NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The LTE receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 36.104, under a 5 MHz channel
bandwidth 5 MHz channel bandwidth based on the FRC A1-3 in Annex A.1 (QPSK, R = 1/3, 25 RBs)
standard.
l RRU3928 modules operating in GSM mode and in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard EN 301 502 V9.2.1.
l RRU3928 modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 900 or 1800
MHz frequency band comply with the standard ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1 and 3GPP TS 37.104.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that Cand D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-94 RF specifications for an RRU3928
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
RR
U3
928
2T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS: 4
carriers
LTE: 2
carriers,
the
bandwidt
h is 1.4, 3,
5, 10, 15,
or 20
MHz.
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-113.7
l 1800
MHz:
-114
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-125.8
l 1800
MHz:
-126.1
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-106.3
l 1800
MHz:
-106.6
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-116.5
l 1800
MHz:
-116.8
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-128.6
l 1800
MHz:
-128.9
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-109.1
l 1800
MHz:
-109.4
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-119.2
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 1800
MHz:
-119.5
(theoreti
cal
value)
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-131.3
l 1800
MHz:
-131.6
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-111.8
l 1800
MHz:
-112.1
The
RRU392
8
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 2 x
40 W.
The
typical
configura
tions are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3928
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
single
-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
l Powe
r
consu
mpti
on of
the
DBS3
900
(confi
gure
d
with
RRU
3928,
900
MHz
)
l Powe
r
consu
mpti
on of
the
DBS3
900
(confi
gure
d
with
RRU
3928,
1800
MHz
)
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3928
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GU
Non-
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3928
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GU
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3928
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GL
MSR
)

NOTE
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3928 is located at a height of 3500
m to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3928 is located at a height of 4500
m to 6000m.
l For the RRU3928 working in GSM mode: after design optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation
schemes enable the same output power for each carrier on the RRU3928 when any of the S1 through S6
configurations is used. When the S7 or S8 configuration is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104
Enhanced EDGE Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation
schemes cannot enable the same output power for each carrier on the RRU3928.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
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Table 10-95 Output Power of an RRU3928 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, single-mode)
M
od
e
Num
ber
of
GSM
Carri
ers
Num
ber
of
UMT
S
Carri
ers
Nu
mbe
r of
LTE
Carr
iers
Output
Power per
GSM
Carrier (W)
Output
Sharing
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier (W)
Output
Power
per LTE
Carrier
(W)
G
S
M
1 0 0 40 40 0 0
2 0 0 40 40 0 0
3 0 0 20 20 0 0
4 0 0 20 20 0 0
5 0 0 13 15 0 0
6 0 0 13 15 0 0
7 0 0 10 13 0 0
8 0 0 10 13 0 0
U
M
TS
0 1 0 0 0 40 0
0 2 0 0 0 40 0
0 3 0 0 0 20 0
0 4 0 0 0 20 0
0 1
(MIM
O)
0 0 0 2 x 40 0
0 2
(MIM
O)
0 0 0 2 x 20 0
0 3
(MIM
O)
0 0 0 2 x 10 0
0 4
(MIM
O)
0 0 0 2 x 10 0
LT
E
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 40
0 0 2 0 0 0 2 x 20

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Table 10-96 Output Power of an RRU3928 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU Non-MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM +
UMTS
1 1 40 40
2 1 20 40
3 1 13 40
4 1 10 40
1 2 40 20
2 2 20 20
3 2 13 20
4 2 10 20

Table 10-97 Output Power of an RRU3928 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM +
UMTS
3 1 20 20
4 1 13 20
5 1 10 20
1 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
2 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
3 1 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20
1 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 10
2 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 10
3 2 (MIMO) 10 2 x 10
4 2 (MIMO) 10 2 x 10

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Table 10-98 Output Power of an RRU3928 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GL MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of LTE
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE Carrier
(W)
GSM +
LTE
1 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
2 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
3 1 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20
3 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 10
4 1 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 10
5 1 (MIMO) 10 2 x 10
6 1 (MIMO) 10 2 x 10

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load. The power consumption for GSM is calculated based on the sharing power.
l The typical power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 40% load. The
maximum power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 100% load.
l LTE typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 50% and LTE maximum
power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 100%.
l LTE power consumption is calculated based on the 2x2 MIMO configuration. The LTE bandwidth is 10
MHz.
Table 10-99 Power consumption of the DBS3900 (configured with RRU3928, 900 MHz)
Mode Configuration Output Power
per Carrier
(W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 560 650
S4/4/4 20 740 1025
UMTS 3 x 1 20 510 585
3 x 2 20 585 720
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 900 1110
GSM + UMTS GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
820 985
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Mode Configuration Output Power
per Carrier
(W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
865 1120
GSM + LTE GSM S2/2/2 +
LTE 3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
930 1140
GSM S3/3/3 +
LTE 3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
870 1065
GSM S4/4/4 +
LTE 3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
850 1140

Table 10-100 Power consumption of the DBS3900 (configured with RRU3928, 1800 MHz)
Mode Configuratio
n
Output Power per
Carrier (W)
Typical
Power
Consumpti
on (W)
Maximum
Power
Consumpt
ion (W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 560 665
S4/4/4 20 755 1040
UMTS 3 x 1 20 525 585
3 x 2 20 600 735
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 915 1125
GSM + UMTS GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
835 1000
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
880 1135
GSM + LTE GSM S2/2/2 +
LTE 3 x 10
MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
945 1155
GSM S3/3/3 +
LTE 3 x 10
MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
885 1095
GSM S4/4/4 +
LTE 3 x 10
MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
900 1155

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Engineering Specifications
Table 10-101 shows equipment specifications for an RRU3928.
Table 10-101 Equipment specifications for an RRU3928
Type Power Supply Dimension (H x W x
D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3928 -48 V DC; voltage range:
-36 V DC to -57 V DC
400 mm x 240 mm x 160
mm (with the housing)
15 (with the housing)

Table 10-102 shows environment specifications for an RRU3928.
Table 10-102 Environment specifications for an RRU3928
Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU39
28
l -40°C to +50°
C (without
solar radiation)
l -40°C to +45°
C (with solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/m
3
70 kPa to 106 kPa

Table 10-103 shows the standards with which an RRU3928 complies.
Table 10-103 Standards with which an RRU3928 complies
Type Operating
Environment
Shock Protection Ingress Protection
(IP) Rating
RRU3928 l 3GPP TS 45.005
l 3GPP TS 25.141
l 3GPP TS 36.141
l 3GPP TS 37.141
l ETSI EN 300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65

Table 10-104 shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3928.
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NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-104 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3928
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
RET antenna
port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Local power
monitoring
port or alarm
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where the
power
supply
module and
RRUs are
installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
shorter than
1 m
Surge 250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-105 shows antenna capabilities for an RRU3928.
Table 10-105 Antenna capabilities for an RRU3928
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna
Capabilities
RRU3928 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.2.5 Technical Specifications for RRU3929
Adopting the software-defined radio (SDR) technology, RRU3929 modules can work in
different modes with different configurations.
Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-106 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3929.
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Table 10-106 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3929
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
RX Frequency
Band (MHz)
TX Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
RRU3929 900 880 to 915 925 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
LTE, GSM +
UMTS, and GSM
+ LTE
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-107 shows RF specifications for an RRU3929.
NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The LTE receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 36.104, under a 5 MHz channel
bandwidth 5 MHz channel bandwidth based on the FRC A1-3 in Annex A.1 (QPSK, R = 1/3, 25 RBs)
standard.
l RRU3929 modules operating in GSM mode and in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band comply with the
standard EN 301 502 V9.2.1.
l RRU3929 modules operating in UMTS, LTE, or Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) mode and in 900 or 1800
MHz frequency band comply with the standard ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1 and 3GPP TS 37.104.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-107 RF specifications for an RRU3929
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
RR
U3
929
2T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS:
l Non-
MIM
O: 6
carrie
rs
l MIM
O: 4
carrie
rs
LTE: 2
carriers,
the
bandwidt
h is 1.4, 3,
5, 10, 15,
or 20
MHz.
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-113.7
l 1800
MHz:
-114
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-125.8
l 1800
MHz:
-126.1
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-106.3
l 1800
MHz:
-106.6
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-116.5
l 1800
MHz:
-116.8
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-128.6
l 1800
MHz:
-128.9
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-109.1
l 1800
MHz:
-109.4
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-119.2
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 1800
MHz:
-119.5
(theoreti
cal
value)
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-131.3
l 1800
MHz:
-131.6
LTE:
l 900
MHz:
-111.8
l 1800
MHz:
-112.1
The
RRU392
9
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 2 x
60 W.
The
typical
configura
tions are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3929
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
single
-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
Power
consump
tion of
the
DBS390
0
(configu
red with
RRU392
9, 900
MHz/
1800
MHz)
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3929
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GU
Non-
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3929
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GU
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3929
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
(900
MHz/
1800
MHz,
GL
MSR
)

NOTE
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3929 is located at a height of 3500
m to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3929 is located at a height of 4500
m to 6000m.
l For the RRU3929 working in GSM mode: when the S1 or S2 configuration is applied, the maximum output
power of each carrier on the RRU3929 is 60 W. If the output power of 60 W is required, the related license
must be obtained. After design optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the same
output power for each carrier on the RRU3929 when any of the S1 through S6 configurations is used. When
the S7 or S8 configuration is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE
Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable
the same output power for each carrier on the RRU3929.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
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Table 10-108 Output Power of an RRU3929 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, single-mode)
Mod
e
Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Numbe
r of
UMTS
Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per LTE
Carrier
(W)
GSM 1 0 0 60 60 0 0
2 0 0 60 60 0 0
3 0 0 30 30 0 0
4 0 0 30 30 0 0
5 0 0 20 25 0 0
6 0 0 20 25 0 0
7 0 0 15 20 0 0
8 0 0 15 20 0 0
UMT
S
0 1 0 0 0 60 0
0 2 0 0 0 60 0
0 3 0 0 0 30 0
0 4 0 0 0 30 0
0 5 0 0 0 20 0
0 6 0 0 0 20 0
0 1
(MIMO)
0 0 0 2 x 40 0
0 2
(MIMO)
0 0 0 2 x 30 0
0 3
(MIMO)
0 0 0 2 x 20 0
0 4
(MIMO)
0 0 0 2 x 15 0
LTE 0 0 1 0 0 0 5/10/15/
20 MHz:
2 x 60
1.4/3
MHz: 2 x
40
0 0 2 0 0 0 2 x 30
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Mod
e
Nu
mbe
r of
GS
M
Carr
iers
Numbe
r of
UMTS
Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power
per
GSM
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per
UMTS
Carrier
(W)
Output
Power
per LTE
Carrier
(W)
0 0 2 0 0 0 Carrier1:
2 x 20
Carrier2:
2 x 40

Table 10-109 Output Power of an RRU3929 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU Non-MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM +
UMTS
1 1 60 60
1 2 60 30
1 3 60 20
2 1 30 60
2 2 30 30
2 3 30 20
2 4 30 15
3 1 20 60
3 2 20 30
3 3 20 20
3 4 20 15
4 1 15 60
4 2 15 30
4 3 15 20
4 4 15 15
5 1 10 60
5 2 10 30
5 3 10 20
6 1 7 60
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
6 2 7 30

Table 10-110 Output Power of an RRU3929 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 1 2 30 30
1 2 20 40
2 1 40 20
2 1 30 30
2 2 20 40
2 2 30 30
2 2 40 20
3 1 30 30
3 1 20 40
3 2 20 20
3 2 15 30
4 1 20 40
4 2 20 20
4 2 15 30
5 1 20 20
5 1 15 30
5 2 13 20
6 1 15 30
6 2 12 20
7 1 10 20
1 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
1 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 30
1 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
1 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
2 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
2 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 30
2 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
2 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
2 2 (MIMO) 30 2 x 15
3 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
3 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 30
3 2 (MIMO) 15 2 x 15
3 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 10
3 2 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 30
4 2 (MIMO) 15 2 x 15
4 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 10
4 2 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20

Table 10-111 Output Power of an RRU3929 (900 MHz/1800 MHz, GL MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE
Carrier (W)
GSM + LTE 1 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
1 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 30
1 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
2 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
2 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 30
2 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
3 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
LTE Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per LTE
Carrier (W)
5 1 (MIMO) 12 2 x 20
6 1 (MIMO) 12 2 x 20

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load. The power consumption for GSM is calculated based on the sharing power.
l The typical power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 40% load. The
maximum power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 100% load.
l LTE typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 50% and LTE maximum
power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 100%.
l LTE power consumption is calculated based on the 2x2 MIMO configuration. The LTE bandwidth is 10
MHz.
Table 10-112 DBS3900 power consumption (RRU3929 operating in the 900 or 1800 MHz
frequency band configured)
Mode Configuration Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 675 795
S4/4/4 20 915 1260
S6/6/6 20 1005 1530
UMTS 3 x 1 20 585 675
3 x 2 20 660 840
LTE 3 x 10 MHz 40 990 1290
GSM + UMTS GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
850 1030
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
1060 1360
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
1105 1495
GSM + LTE GSM S2/2/2 +
LTE 3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1305 1660
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Mode Configuration Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S3/3/3 +
LTE 3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1155 1525
GSM S4/4/4 +
LTE 3 x 10 MHz
l GSM: 20
l LTE: 40
1215 1660

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-113 shows equipment specifications for an RRU3929.
Table 10-113 Equipment specifications for an RRU3929
Type Power Supply Dimension (H x W x
D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3929 -48 V DC; voltage range:
-36 V DC to -57 V DC
485 mm x 380 mm x 170
mm (with the housing)
25 (with the housing)

Table 10-114 shows environment specifications for an RRU3929.
Table 10-114 Environment specifications for an RRU3929
Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU39
29
l -40°C to +55°
C (without
solar radiation)
l -40°C to +50°
C (with solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/m
3
70 kPa to 106 kPa

Table 10-115 shows the standards with which an RRU3929 complies.
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Table 10-115 Standards with which an RRU3929 complies
Type Operating
Environment
Shock Protection Ingress Protection
(IP) Rating
RRU3929 l 3GPP TS 45.005
l 3GPP TS 25.141
l 3GPP TS 36.141
l 3GPP TS 37.141
l ETSI EN 300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65

Table 10-116 shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3929.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-116 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3929
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Common
mode
5 kA
RET antenna
port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Local power
monitoring
port or alarm
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where the
power
supply
module and
RRUs are
installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
shorter than
1 m
Surge 250 A

Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-117 shows antenna capabilities for an RRU3929.
Table 10-117 Antenna capabilities for an RRU3929
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna
Capabilities
RRU3929 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
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10.2.6 Technical Specifications for RRU3942
Adopting the software-defined radio (SDR) technology, RRU3942 modules can work in
different modes with different configurations.
Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-118 shows the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3942.
Table 10-118 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3942
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
RX Frequency
Band (MHz)
TX Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
RRU3942 1900 1850 to 1910 1930 to 1990 GSM, UMTS,
and GSM +
UMTS
850 824 to 849 869 to 894 GSM, UMTS,
and GSM +
UMTS

RF Specifications
Table 10-119 shows RF specifications for an RRU3942.
NOTE
l The receiver sensitivity of GSM, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, is measured in the central band (80%
of the entire operating band, excluding the edge band) at the antenna connector on the condition that the
channel rate is 13 kbit/s and the Bit Error Rate (BER) is not higher than 2%.
l The receiver sensitivity of UMTS, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, is measured in the entire operating
band at the antenna connector on the condition that the channel rate is 12.2 kbit/s and the BER is not higher
than 0.001.
l The RRU3942 that works in GSM mode and operates in the 1900 MHz frequency band complies with the
3GPP TS 45.005 V10.2.0 and 3GPP TS 51.021 V10.2.0 standards. The RRU3942 that works in UMTS or
multiple service ring (MSR) mode and operates in the 1900 MHz frequency band complies with the 3GPP
TS 37.104 V10.4.0 and TS 37.141 V10.4.0 standards.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W. E W + F W in the Output Power column
indicates that this RF module is configured with 2 transmit channels and the maximum output power of the
transmit channel is E W and F W, respectively.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-119 RF specifications for an RRU3942
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
RR
U3
942
2T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS:
l Non-
MIM
O: 6
carrie
rs
l MIM
O: 4
carrie
rs
GSM (1900
MHz):
-113.7
UMTS
(1900
MHz):
-125.8
GSM (1900
MHz):
-116.5
UMTS
(1900
MHz):
-128.6
GSM (1900
MHz):
-119.2
(theoretical
value)
UMTS
(1900
MHz):
-131.3
The
RRU394
2
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 2 x
60 W.
The
typical
configura
tions are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3942
(850
MHz/
1900
MHz,
single
-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
Power
consump
tion of
the
DBS390
0
(configu
red with
RRU394
2, 1900
MHz)
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
1-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
2-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
4-Way
Receiver
Sensitivity
(dBm)
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3942
(850
MHz/
1900
MHz,
GU
Non-
MSR
)
l Outp
ut
Powe
r of
an
RRU
3942
(850
MHz/
1900
MHz,
GU
MSR
)

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NOTE
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l The output power is 1 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3942 is located at a height of 3500
m to 4500m; and is 2 dB lesser than the standard power when the RRU3942 is located at a height of 4500
m to 6000m.
l For the RRU3942 working in GSM mode: when the S1 or S2 configuration is applied, the maximum output
power of each carrier on the RRU3942 is 60 W. If the output power of 60 W is required, the related license
must be obtained. After design optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the same
output power for each carrier on the RRU3942 when any of the S1 through S6 configurations is used. When
the S7 or S8 configurations is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE
Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable
the same output power for each carrier on the RRU3942.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
Table 10-120 Output Power of an RRU3942 (850 MHz/1900 MHz, single-mode)
Mode Numbe
r of
GSM
Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM 1 0 60 60 0
2 0 60 60 0
3 0 30 30 0
4 0 30 30 0
5 0 20 25 0
6 0 20 25 0
7 0 15 20 0
8 0 15 20 0
UMTS 0 1 0 0 60
0 2 0 0 60
0 3 0 0 30
0 4 0 0 30
0 5 0 0 20
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Mode Numbe
r of
GSM
Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output
Sharing
Power per
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output
Power per
UMTS
Carrier (W)
0 6 0 0 20
0 1 (MIMO) 0 0 2 x 40
0 2 (MIMO) 0 0 2 x 30
0 3 (MIMO) 0 0 2 x 20
0 4 (MIMO) 0 0 2 x 15

Table 10-121 Output Power of an RRU3942 (850 MHz/1900 MHz, GU Non-MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM +
UMTS
1 1 60 60
1 2 60 30
1 3 60 20
2 1 30 60
2 2 30 30
2 3 30 20
2 4 30 15
3 1 20 60
3 2 20 30
3 3 20 20
3 4 20 15
4 1 15 60
4 2 15 30
4 3 15 20
4 4 15 15
5 1 10 60
5 2 10 30
5 3 10 20
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
6 1 7 60
6 2 7 30

Table 10-122 Output Power of an RRU3942 (850 MHz/1900 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM + UMTS 1 2 30 30
1 2 20 40
2 1 40 20
2 1 30 30
2 2 20 40
2 2 30 30
2 2 40 20
3 1 30 30
3 1 20 40
3 2 20 20
3 2 15 30
4 1 20 40
4 2 20 20
4 2 15 30
5 1 20 20
5 1 15 30
5 2 13 20
6 1 15 30
6 2 12 20
7 1 10 20
1 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
1 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 30
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
per GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
per UMTS
Carrier (W)
1 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
1 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
2 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 40
2 1 (MIMO) 30 2 x 30
2 1 (MIMO) 40 2 x 20
2 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
2 2 (MIMO) 30 2 x 15
3 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
3 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 30
3 2 (MIMO) 15 2 x 15
3 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 10
3 2 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 20 2 x 20
4 1 (MIMO) 15 2 x 30
4 2 (MIMO) 15 2 x 15
4 2 (MIMO) 20 2 x 10
4 2 (MIMO) 10 2 x 20

NOTE
l The typical power consumption and the maximum power consumption are measured when the base station
works at a temperature of 25°C.
l The typical power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station works with 30% load and power
control and DTX are enabled. The maximum power consumption for GSM is reached when the base station
works with 100% load.
l The typical power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 40% load. The
maximum power consumption for UMTS is reached when the base station works with 100% load.
l The power consumption for GSM is calculated based on the sharing power.
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Table 10-123 Power consumption of the DBS3900 (configured with RRU3942, 1900 MHz)
Mode Configuratio
n
Output Power
per Carrier
(W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 690 800
S4/4/4 20 935 1265
S6/6/6 20 1100 1660
UMTS 3 x 1 20 635 715
3 x 2 20 765 910
GSM + UMTS GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
1020 1205
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
1100 1405
GSM S4/4/4 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
1200 1545

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-124 shows equipment specifications for an RRU3942.
Table 10-124 Equipment specifications for an RRU3942
Type Power Supply Dimension (H x W x
D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3942 -48 V DC; voltage range:
-36 V DC to -57 V DC
485 mm x 380 mm x 170
mm (with the housing)
25 (with the housing)

Table 10-125 shows environment specifications for an RRU3942.
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Table 10-125 Environment specifications for an RRU3942
Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU39
42
l -40°C to +50°
C (without
solar radiation)
l -40°C to +45°
C (with solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/m
3
70 kPa to 106 kPa

Table 10-126 shows the standards with which an RRU3942 complies.
Table 10-126 Standards with which an RRU3942 complies
Type Operating
Environment
Shock Protection Ingress Protection
(IP) Rating
RRU3942 l 3GPP TS 45.005
l 3GPP TS 25.141
l 3GPP TS 36.141
l 3GPP TS 37.141
l ETSI EN 300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65

Table 10-127 shows the surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3942.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-127 Surge protection specifications for the ports on an RRU3942
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
RET antenna
port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Local power
monitoring
port or alarm
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where the
power
supply
module and
RRUs are
installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
shorter than
1 m
Surge 250 A

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Antenna Capabilities
Table 10-128 shows antenna capabilities for an RRU3942.
Table 10-128 Antenna capabilities for an RRU3942
Type TMA Capabilites RET Antenna
Capabilities
RRU3942 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
10.2.7 Technical Specifications for RRU3926
RRU3926 modules are remote radio units and can work in different modes with different
configurations and the software-defined radio (SDR) technique.
Supported Modes and Frequency Bands
Table 10-129 lists the modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3926.
Table 10-129 Modes and frequency bands supported by an RRU3926
Type Frequency
Band (MHz)
Receive
Frequency
Band (MHz)
Transmit
Frequency
Band (MHz)
Mode
RRU3926 900 880 to 915 925 to 960 GSM, UMTS,
GSM + UMTS
890 to 915 935 to 960
1800 1710 to 1785 1805 to 1880

RF Specifications
Table 10-130 lists radio frequency (RF) specifications of an RRU3926.
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NOTE
l The GSM receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 51.021, over the central band at
the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 13 kbit/s and the bit error rate (BER) does
not exceed 2%. The central band is the 80% of the full band.
l The UMTS receiver sensitivity is measured, as recommended in 3GPP TS 25.104, over the full band at the
antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and the BER does not exceed 0.001.
l The RRU3926 that works in GSM mode and operates in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band complies
with the EN 301 502 V9.2.1 standard. The RRU3926 that works in UMTS or multiple service ring (MSR)
mode and operates in the 900 or 1800 MHz frequency band complies with the ETSI EN 301 908 V5.2.1
standard and 3GPP TS 37.104 standard.
l A x B W in the Output Power column indicates that this RF module is configured with A transmit channels
and the maximum output power of each transmit channel is B W.
l CD Non-MSR indicates that C data is carried on one transmit channel of an RF module while D data is
carried on the other transmit channel of the RF module. CD MSR indicates that C and D data is carried on
the same transmit channel of an RF module.
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Table 10-130 RF specifications of an RRU3926
Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
Receiver
Sensitivity
with One
Antenna
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Two
Antennas
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Four
Antennas
RR
U3
926
1T
2R
GSM: 8
TRXs
UMTS: 6
carriers
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-113.7
l 1800
MHz:
-114
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-125.8
l 1800
MHz:
-126.1
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-116.5
l 1800
MHz:
-116.8
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-128.6
l 1800
MHz:
-128.9
GSM:
l 900
MHz:
-119.2
(theoreti
cal
value)
l 1800
MHz:
-119.5
(theoreti
cal
value)
UMTS:
l 900
MHz:
-131.3
l 1800
MHz:
-131.6
The
RRU392
6
supports
the
maximu
m power
configura
tion 1 x
80 W.
The
typical
configura
tions are
as
follows:
l Outp
ut
powe
r of
RRU
3926
(900/
1800
MHz,
single
-
mode
)
l Outp
ut
powe
r of
l DBS3
900
powe
r
consu
mpti
on
(RR
U392
6
opera
ting
in the
900
MHz
frequ
ency
band
confi
gure
d)
l DBS3
900
powe
r
consu
mpti
on
(RR
U392
6
opera
ting
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Ty
pe
Tr
an
s
mi
t
an
d
Re
ce
iv
e
C
ha
nn
el
s
Capacit
y
Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Output
Power
Power
Consum
ption
Receiver
Sensitivity
with One
Antenna
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Two
Antennas
Receiver
Sensitivity
with Four
Antennas
RRU
3926
(900/
1800
MHz,
GU
MSR
)
in the
1800
MHz
frequ
ency
band
confi
gure
d)

NOTE
l Power sharing assumes a random distribution of UEs in the cell.
l If an RRU3926 is placed at an altitude of 3500 to 4500 meters, its power reduces by 1 dB. If an RRU3926
is placed at an altitude of 4500 to 6000 meters, its power reduces by 2 dB.
l For the RRU3926 working in GSM mode: when the S1 configuration is applied, the maximum output power
of each carrier on the RRU3926 is 80 W. If the output power of 60 W or 80 W is required, the related license
must be obtained. After design optimization, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes enable the same
output power for each carrier on the RRU3926 when the S1, S2, or S3 configuration is used. When any of
the S4 through S8 configurations is used, the license controlling the GBFD-118104 Enhanced EDGE
Coverage feature must be obtained. Otherwise, the 8PSK and GMSK modulation schemes cannot enable
the same output power for each carrier on the RRU3926.
l Factors such as the site-to-site distance, frequency-reuse factor, power control algorithm, and traffic model
affect the gain achieved by dynamic power allocation. Therefore, in most cases, the network planning can
be based on the power specification achieved by dynamic power allocation.
l Before activating the dynamic power sharing feature, enable the DTX and power control functions. In
GBSS8.1, the dynamic power sharing feature is mutually exclusive with the GBFD-113201 Concentric Cell,
GBFD-114501 Co-BCCH Cell, GBFD-118001 BCCH Dense Frequency Multiplexing, and GBFD-117501
Enhanced Measurement Report (EMR) features. In GBSS9.0 and later versions, the dynamic power sharing
feature can be used together with these features. However, the dynamic power sharing feature currently
cannot be used together with the GBFD-117002 IBCA (Interference Based Channel Allocation),
GBFD-117001 Flex MAIO, GBFD-118701 RAN Sharing, and GBFD-114001 Extended Cell features in
GBSS8.1, GBSS9.0, and later versions.
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Table 10-131 Output power of RRU3926 (900/1800 MHz, single-mode)
Mode Numb
er of
GSM
Carrier
s
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
of Each GSM
Carrier (W)
Output
Sharing
Power of Each
GSM Carrier
(W)
Output Power
of Each UMTS
Carrier (W)
GSM 1 0 80 80 0
2 0 40 40 0
3 0 27 31 0
4 0 20 27 0
5 0 16 20 0
6 0 12 20 0
7 0 10 16 0
8 0 7 12 0
UMTS 0 1 0 0 80
0 2 0 0 40
0 3 0 0 25
0 4 0 0 20
0 5 (hardware
ready)
0 0 16
0 6 (hardware
ready)
0 0 12

Table 10-132 Output power of RRU3926 (900/1800 MHz, GU MSR)
Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
of Each GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
of Each UMTS
Carrier (W)
GU 1 1 40 40
1 2 40 20
2 1 30 20
2 1 20 40
2 2 20 20
3 1 20 20
3 2 16 10
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Mode Number of
GSM Carriers
Number of
UMTS
Carriers
Output Power
of Each GSM
Carrier (W)
Output Power
of Each UMTS
Carrier (W)
4 1 12 20
4 2 12 10
5 1 10 20
5 2 10 10
6 1 10 10
6 2 8 10
7 1 8 10

NOTE
l Typical and maximum power consumption are measured when the environment temperature is 25°C.
l GSM typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 30%, and the power control
and DTX functions are enabled. GSM maximum power consumption is measured when the base station load
reaches 100%. GSM power consumption is calculated when the dynamic power sharing function is enabled.
l UMTS typical power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 40% and UMTS
maximum power consumption is measured when the base station load reaches 100%.
Table 10-133 DBS3900 power consumption (RRU3926 operating in the 900 MHz frequency
band configured)
Mode Configuration Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 535 635
S4/4/4 20 655 960
UMTS 3 x 1 20 445 525
3 x 2 20 555 695
GU GSM S2/2/2 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
725 885
GSM S3/3/3 +
UMTS 3 x 1
l GSM: 20
l UMTS: 20
795 1045

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Table 10-134 DBS3900 power consumption (RRU3926 operating in the 1800 MHz frequency
band configured)
Mode Configuration Output Power
of Each
Carrier (W)
Typical Power
Consumption
(W)
Maximum
Power
Consumption
(W)
GSM S2/2/2 20 587 690
S4/4/4 20 725 1020

Engineering Specifications
Table 10-135 lists the equipment specifications of an RRU3926.
Table 10-135 Equipment specifications of an RRU3926
Type Input Power Dimension (H x W x
D)
Weight (kg)
RRU3926 -48 V DC; voltage range:
-36 V DC to -57 V DC
l 400 mm x 240 mm x
160 mm (with the
shell)
l 400 mm x 220 mm x
140 mm (without the
shell)
l 15 (with the shell)
l 13.5 (without the
shell)

Table 10-136 lists the environmental specifications of an RRU3926.
Table 10-136 Environmental specifications of an RRU3926
Type Operating
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Absolute
Humidity
Atmospheric
Pressure
RRU39
26
l -40°C to +55°
C (without
solar radiation)
l -40°C to +50°
C (with solar
radiation)
5% RH to 100%
RH
1 g/m
3
to 30 g/m
3
70 kPa to 106 kPa

Table 10-137 lists the compliance standards for an RRU3926.
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Table 10-137 Compliance standards for an RRU3926
Type Operating
Environment
Anti-Seismic
Performance
Protection Rating
RRU3926 l 3GPP TS 45.005
l 3GPP TS 25.141
l 3GPP TS 36.141
l 3GPP TS 37.141
l ETSI EN 300019-1-4
V2.1.2 (2003-04)
Class 4.1: "Non-
weatherprotected
locations"
NEBS GR63 zone4 IP65

Table 10-138 lists the surge protection specifications of ports on an RRU3926.
NOTE
l Unless otherwise specified, the surge protection specifications depend on the surge waveform of 8/20 μs.
l All the surge current items, unless otherwise specified as Maximum discharge current, refer to Nominal
discharge current.
Table 10-138 Surge protection specifications of ports on an RRU3926
Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
DC power
supply port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge Differential
mode
2 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Common
mode
4 kV (1.2/50 μs)
Surge
current
Differential
mode
10 kA
Common
mode
20 kA
Antenna port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
8 kA
Common
mode
40 kA
CPRI port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge 250 A
RGPS port Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
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Port Usage
Scenario
Surge Protection Mode Specification
Common
mode
5 kA
RET antenna
port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Dry contact
or RS485
alarm port
Applicable
to all
scenarios
Surge
current
Differential
mode
3 kA
Common
mode
5 kA
Local power
monitoring
port or alarm
port
Applicable
to the
scenario
where the
power
supply
module and
the RRU are
installed
back to
back or the
scenario
where the
distance
between
them is
shorter than
1 m
Surge 250 A

Antenna Capability
Table 10-139 lists the antenna capability of an RRU3926.
Table 10-139 Antenna capability of an RRU3926
Type TMA Support Supported RET Antennas
RRU3926 Supported Supports AISG2.0 and
AISG1.1

NOTE
For RRUs supporting RET antennas, the feed voltage is 12 V and feed current is 2.3 A.
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