Low capacity Digital Radio System

the new challenge launched by operators aims to increase link density and capacity. is ready to match the expectations of the new incoming telecommunication era characterized by broadband and mobility convergence. represent the unequaled Siemens business card. adds to its extensive microwave portfolio the new line of point to point low capacity digital radio: SRAL XD. 3G Cells 2G Cells 2 . leaving spectrum occupancy practically unchanged. consolidating their role of reliable. the ownership of a so wide range of in-house product lines and a worldwide field proven experience. radio and networking. Siemens. An outstanding turnkey project management capability. used to be one of the frontrunners in this market segment. Siemens. voice and data over IP and ATM. cellular technology. easy-to-install and costeffective access solution. Nowadays. always ready to acknowledge market indications and trends.Contents Applications Main features System architecture Installation & maintenance Management Technical data Microwave systems cover most of connectivity needs especially in the lower layers of the transmission networks. Siemens expertise covers most of the outstanding technologies which current applications are based on: switching.

A typical scenario is an enterprise with a branch office located at some distance from the main premises.Applications SRAL XD line is primarily designed for urban networks. Service convergence is the word summarizing the trend of this kind of network. but is also suitable in regional networks meeting all the requirements of access and trunk applications. particularly since voice and data can be transmitted over the same microwave link. rewarding operators with flexible and versatile infrastructures. in the 2G networks it is already implemented to provide access to core networks. typically SRAL XD is used to collect traffic conveying from NodeB to Hub stations. • Fixed services Networks: SRAL XD supports ATM/IP networks. A wide-range of applications is possible. LAN and WAN. Other Mobile Operators MSC PSTN/ISDN GGSN SGSN Public Internet Enterprise Intranet HQ IP LAN Branch Office 3 . and once again flexibility becomes a must even in this case. In the next future. the overlay of the two mobile networks will certainly benefit from SRAL XD upgrading facilities. • Mobile Networks: in the 3G Mobile ATM based network.

setting the transmitted power to a fixed value included in the ATPC interval. Add/Drop and Crossconnection functionalities enrich the set of SRAL XD features: any E1 stream plugged in the near end terminal can be extracted from any E1 connector of the far end terminal. the operator can select either higher spectrum efficiency or higher system gain and hop lengths. As a result the IDU able to provide protected configurations is only 1U high. A single 44 mm high unit is sufficient to implement any protected or unprotected terminal configuration. Another important strong advantage is represented by the extreme compactness of SRAL XD Indoor Unit. A terminal can be easily relocated without any hardware modification simply re-shaping its peculiar parameters on the new link requirements. moving the mo/demodulation section to the ODU. System architecture SRAL XD equipment is available in Split Indoor and Outdoor Configuration. Furthermore. eliminating the need of bulky distribution frames. both the IDU and the ODU have been redesigned in order to reduce their mechanical dimension respect to the previous SRA L generation of PDH microwave equipment. in order to save room for the indoor installation. 4 .Main features Based on network specific needs. payload. In fact. Automatic Transmitter Power Control has been implemented to increase the system performances. the dimensions of the IDU have been dramatically reduced. In spite of this change the dimensions of the ODU have been reduced as well by adopting the state of the art technology. minimizing the impact of transmission equipment. SRAL XD flexibility and versatility greatly optimize all the upgrading procedures and configuration changes. All the parameters can be software selected locally or remotely in order to adapt the hardware platform to each single link characteristic in terms of available RF channel. the Add/Drop facility permits to drop the required E1 in station leaving the remaining streams passing untouched. ATPC function can be switched off. reducing power consumption and interference in crowded nodes. usable bandwidth and hop length.

cost-effective solution and maximum flexibility. The TwoE1 family is conceived as an “entry level” solution for traffic backhaul within access applications or mobile networks. 2x(1+0)/Add-Drop Repeater Configurations • payload interfaces: 2/4/8/16/32xE1 1xE3 4x10/100 BaseT + 8xE1 SingleBoard The 1U high SingleBoard IDU is based on a single board architecture characterized by a fixed set of functionalities. The TwoE1 version offers 1+0 configuration with capacity up to 2xE1. Four versions are available: • up to 8xE1 (1+0) • up to 8xE1 (1+1) Hot Stand-by • up to 16xE1 (1+0) • up to 16xE1 (1+1) Hot Stand-by 5 . • TwoE1 • SingleBoard • Plug-in SingleBoard and Plug-in versions. an additional base-band card has to be added in the same shelf. Hot Stand-by. High Density/High Performance Normal Density HD/HP ODU SingleBoard IDU TwoE1 ND ODU SingleBoard IDU Plug-in IDU Plug-in IDU TwoE1 The TwoE1 indoor unit is based on a single replacement unit and it has been appositely developed for those applications where low capacity in unprotected configuration is required. Plug-in The Plug-in version adopts a modular architecture: the basic configuration (1+0) consists of a controller. in order to arrange protected/add drop repeater configurations.INDOOR UNITS Three different IDU families are available in order to provide respectively entry level configurations. being independent from modulation format and frequency bands. an access card and a base-band card. are able to manage either High or Normal Density arrangements. The Plug-in version is able to provide a full set of configurations/interfaces: • (1+0)/ (1+1) Frequency Diversity/Polarization Diversity with hitless switch.

together with a reduced environmental impact. The Outdoor unit can be directly mounted on the rear of the antenna. Two different outdoor units. holding 6 . the same equipment is capable to perform normal density arrangement as well thanks to software selection of the relevant modulation format. are part of SRAL XD suit: ODU ND is the appropriate solution for normal density arrangement. the IDU hosts an extractable “Memory Key” in which the configuration of the system is contained. Installation & Maintenance SRAL XD has been engineered to simplify to the maximum extent all the operations related to the system such as installation. ODU HD/HP born for high density arrangements. without the need of sending technicians on site. Configuration settings. Moreover. as well as off-line initial software configurations without any need for setting parameters during the installation. The use of this key allows an easy ‘in field’ replacement of the IDU without the use of the LCT. Several mounting structures. The compact size and reduced weight of the Indoor Units. upgrading and supervision. one or two ODUs. system upgrades can be remotely performed with software downloads. are available for integrated or separated ODU-antenna connections. completely matching all the technical constraints introduced by the high modulation scheme adopted for the HD version: system linearity and synthesizer phase noise.OUTDOOR UNITS State of art RF technology has been the baseline for SRAL XD ODUs’ development. capacity independent. maintenance. Outdoor Units and antennas allow a faster and easier deployment. avoiding the use of any waveguide. able to achieve the best compromise between performance and power consumption by exploiting a constant amplitude modulation format (4 CPM). The adoption of Trellis Code Modulation leads to Rx threshold level unmatched by a plain 16 QAM modulation.

at Network level Fault and Security configuration are available. 7 . OpenView NNM (product of Hewlett Packard). • HP-Compaq TeMIP add-on. together with enhanced routing functionalities: the combination of these new features dramatically improves SRAL XD interworking capabilities to fit any DCN requirement. a realtime northbound interface. a real-time northbound interface. • SNMP Agent. SRAL XD. as Element Manager. NetViewer can be easily integrated both in Siemens SDH TMN platform (TNMS) with TNMS Core Radio add-on. and in Mobile TMN platform (Radio Commander) in order to offer to the operator a unique interface for management purposes. SRAL XD Indoor Unit offers a wide range of management and service interfaces. able to supervise other vendors’ devices as well through a standard SNMP interface. core of the system. • NML module. The suite is composed of a number of modules: • NetViewer. An overall view of the complete network structure and its ability to enter down to the Network Element details give a clear picture of the whole network. SDH and Point-to-Multipoint microwave systems. its configuration and events. Ethernet Ethernet TMN channel framed in 2Mbit/s tributary Third party network D-ext channel SRAL XD network D-ext channel SRAL XD network Third party network NetViewer TMN channel framed in 2Mbit/s tributary Ethernet IP DCN NetViewer The Microwave Management System NetViewer is a versatile TMN product for the management of PDH. that allows the integration of NetViewer in HP.Management For SRAL XD product line. Configuration and Performance management are carried out at Network Element level. system concept and embedded software architecture have been designed to allow an user-friendly and effective local and remote terminals’ management. that allows the integration of NetViewer in HP OpenView TeMIP (product of HP-Compaq). as Network Manager. • TCOA (TMF CORBA Agent). Fault. Netviewer is the basic part of Siemens offer for Network Management oriented to microwave networks that is represented by the NetViewer NME Suite. Moreover. can be managed not only by the existing Microwave Siemens NMS (NetViewer) but also by third party Management Systems: open interfaces are available to integrate SRAL XD and all the other Siemens Microwave Radio transmission equipment in multivendor transmission networks. as all Siemens microwave product lines. • HP OpenView NNM (Network Node Manager) add-on.

5 GHz 27.5 -90.4-15.5 -82 -82 -82.5 -82 -81.5 -82.5 -91.5 -81 -81 -95 -94 -94.Technical data SYSTEM PARAMETERS RF Bands 7/8 GHz 13 GHz 15 GHz 18 GHz 23 GHz 26 GHz 28 GHz 32 GHz 38 GHz Channel Arrangements Modulation Capacity Channel Spacing (MHz) RSL@ BER 10-3 (dBm) Typical Values 7GHz 8GHz 13GHz 15GHz 18GHz 23GHz 26GHz 28GHz 32GHz 38GHz Output Power (dBm) Typical Values 7GHz 8GHz 13GHz 15GHz 18GHz 23GHz 26GHz 28GHz 32GHz 38GHz Output Power Setting Range (dB) Power Consumption (max) 24 24 20 20 18 18 18 18 17 17 24 for 7 to 23 GHz 20 for 26 to 38 GHz 23 22 22 20 24 20 20 20 18 17 20 1+0 terminal: 30W 1+1 terminal: 50W 18 17 17 15 19 15 15 15 13 12 15 -94 -94 -93.6 GHz 24.5 -90 -89 -89 -88.5 GHz 12.1-8.5 -88 -88 -87 -86.5 -84.5 -81.5 -82.5 GHz 31.5 -85.5 -86 -85.5 -85.5 -85.5 -90 -89.7 GHz 21.5 -85 -85 -85.5 Normal Density 4CPM 4xE1 7 8xE1 14 16xE1/E3 28 2xE1 3.5 -89 -88.5 -85 -85 -84 -84 -83.5 -92 -91 -92 -92 -90.5 -94.5 -93.5 GHz High Density/High Performance 16TCM 16xE1/E3 14 32xE1 28 8 .5 -87.5 -89 -88 -88.5-26.5 -93 -92.5 -86 -85 -85.5 -79.5 -93 -92 -92 -91.5 -83.5 -84 -83 -83 -82.5 4QAM 4xE1 7 8xE1 14 16xE1/E3 28 8xE1 7 7.5 -93.2-23.5 -85.5 -88.5-29.5 -87.7-19.5 -85 -85 -84 -83.5 -84.5 -92 -92.5 -82.0-39.5 -88.8-33.5 -87 -86.75-13.5 -87 -86 -86 -85.5 -87.5 -91 -91 -91 -91 -90.5 -88 -88 -88 -88 -87.4 GHz 37.25 GHz 14.35 GHz 17.5 -83 -82.5 -79 -79 2xE1 3.5 -79.5 -88.5 -82 -82 -81 -80.

5 kg -33 ÷ +55 °C (ETS 300 019-1-4.5 kg 9 .11 co/contradirectional user or TMN channel RS-232 LCT interface 44 x 430 x 240 mm IDU SingleBoard Up to 16x2 Mbit/s E1 Physical Interfaces Electrical.703 Electrical. G.INDOOR UNIT TwoE1 Tributary Interfaces Up to 2x2 Mbit/s E1 IDU Plug-in Up to 32x2 Mbit/s E1 34 Mbit/s E3 4xEthernet 10/100 BaseT Electrical.703 Auxiliary Interfaces Dimensions (HxWxD) Weight Power Supply Voltage Temperature Range 1. class 4.5 kg -48 V ± 20 % -5 ÷ +55 °C (ETS 300 019-1-3. class 3. G.2) OUTDOOR UNIT ODU ND Dimensions (HxWxD) Weight Temperature Range 230x230x110 mm ODU HD/HP 270x270x150 mm 4.703 Ethernet 10/100 BaseT 2 x 10/100 BaseT-TMN channels 1 x V.1) 7. G.

com/mn Acronyms and Abbreviations ATM ATPC BTS CPM DCN IDU LCT NMS ODU PDH QAM RF SDH SNMP TCM TMN Asynchronous Transfer Mode Automatic Transmitter Power Control Base Transceiver Station Continuous Phase Modulation Data Communication Network Indoor Unit Local Craft Terminal Network Management System Outdoor Unit Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Radio Frequency Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Simple Network Management Protocol Trellis Code Modulation Telecommunication Management Network Siemens Mobile Communications S. All brand names and trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. Pirelli. . Sales Office Viale P. The products and services described herein are subject to availability and to change without notice. e A.A.p.Italy Phone + 39 02 243 1 F4.siemens.1 1765/1000 • Siemens Mobile Communications Spa Printed in Italy This publication is issued to provide information only and is not to form part of any order or contract.www. 10 20126 Milano .

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