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nanoSAW Series Repeater

User’s Manual
August 2012

Document History

Description
Preliminary release for early field trials Preliminary release, screenshots updated pFOMS v3 software released. Information related to the Operation and Maintenance Software has been updated. OMS Installer updated

Revision
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Date Issued
September 10 , 2009 November 1 , 2009 June 15 , 2012
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August 10th, 2012

User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.0 - August 2012

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Infringements will be prosecuted. Specifications. USA. usage. function. commissioning.August 2012 3 . operation and maintenance of Fiplex nanoSAW series repeater and Fiplex portable Operational and Maintenance Software (pFOMS). Copyright © Fiplex Communications Inc.0 . dimensions and other statements mentioned in this manual are subject to change without notice.About this manual This manual describes installation. Consequently. Hardware and software mentioned in this manual are subjected to continuous development and improvement. All rights reserved. This manual or parts of it may not be reproduced without the written permission of Fiplex Europe SL. there may be minor discrepancies between the information in the manual and the performance and design of the hardware and software. 2009-2012. The first part of the manual describes the repeater hardware and the second part describes the software. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.

........................12 Downlink Signal Indicator ............................. 5 Part 1 HARDWARE.............. 6 Disposal of Electric and Electronic Waste ...................... 7 Sitting the repeater.....................................................................13 Software Installation Troubleshooting Guide .................................................................................... 6 R&TTE Compliance Statement ..................................................................................................................................................................16 Using Portable OMS Software ................................................... 7 Mounting .......................Contents Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................................................24 Configuration ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Installation ............................ 6 2................................................................................................... 9 Status Indicators .................0 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Laboratory Measurements ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................25 Update Features .................................... 7.................................................................................................................................... 5......................................................................................... 8 Connection ................... 8 Starting operation ........................................................................................................................................ 7 3................................................................................................................................................................................26 1..............................................................................................................................................................................................................23 General Tabsheet ..............................................20 Overview .......................................................................................12 Part 2 SOFTWARE .......................................................................................................23 Status tab sheet .............................................................................10 Automatic Gain Control (AGC) ....................................................................................... User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3................................................ 6 FCC Radiation Hazard Warning............................................................................................... 6.................... 6 Safety .......................................................................................................12 Overload Protection .................... Commissioning .................................. Installation ......August 2012 4 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13 4...................................................................................................................................

0 .Abbreviations AGC AMPS ARFCN BCCH BS CDMA DC DCS DL DPLX EEPROM EGSM ETACS ETSI GSM HW LED LNA MS OMS OL PA PCN PCS pFOMS PS RF RSSI SW TDMA UL WEEE Automatic Gain Control Advanced Mobile Phone Service Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number Broadcast Control Channel (GSM broadcast channel time slot) Base Station. BS antenna = towards the base station Code Division Multiple Access Direct Current Digital Communication System (same as PCN) Downlink signal direction (from base station via repeater to mobile station) Duplex filter Electrical Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory Extended Global System for Mobile communication Extended Total Access Communication System European Telecommunications Standard Institute Global System for Mobile communication Hardware Light Emitting Diode Low Noise Amplifier.August 2012 5 . uplink and downlink Mobile Station. MS antenna = towards the mobile station Operation and Maintenance System Overload Power Amplifier Personal Communication Network (same as DCS) Personal Communication System Portable Fiplex Operation and Maintenance Software Power Supply Radio Frequency Received Signal Strength Indication Software Time Division Multiple Access Uplink signal direction (from mobile station via repeater to base station) Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.

1091 of FCC Rules. .1307 and 2. FCC Radiation Hazard Warning To comply with FCC RF exposure requirements in Section 1. will generate radio signals and thereby give rise to electromagnetic fields that may be hazardous to the health of any person who is extensively exposed to the signals at the immediate proximity of the repeater and the repeater antennas.etc) are required to be bonded to protective grounding using the bonding stud or screw provided with each unit. tabs. including this repeater. operation or service of Fiplex repeaters must understand and obey the following: Any repeater. Disposal of Electric and Electronic Waste Pursuant to the WEEE EU Directive electronic and electrical waste must not be disposed of with unsorted waste. Parts on the printed circuit boards as well as other parts in the repeater are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. If you must handle printed circuit boards or uninsulated conductor surfaces.August 2012 6 .0 . if not handled carefully. Never let your clothes touch printed circuit boards or uninsulated conductor surfaces. or first touch the repeater chassis with your hand and then do not move your feet on the floor. Please contact your local recycling authority for disposal of this product. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. BTS chassis. donor antenna. feeders. Safety Any personnel involved in installation. use ESD protective equipment. Static electricity means no risk of personal injury but it can severely damage essential parts of the repeater.Part 1 HARDWARE 1. Repeater. service antenna/s and auxiliary equipment (splitters. R&TTE Compliance Statement This equipment complies with the appropriate essential requirements of Article 3 of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. the antenna used for this transmitter must be fixed-mounted on outdoor permanent structures with a separation distance of at least 2 meter from all persons. Never touch printed circuit boards or uninsulated conductor surfaces unless absolutely necessary.

Figure 1 Figure 1 shows holes pattern for fixing screws.0 . weather proof cabinet should be provided in order to preserve weather tightness. Mounting nanoSAW is ready for wall mount using four fixing screws. Installation Sitting the repeater Fiplex nanoSAW family of repeaters is designed for indoor use. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.August 2012 7 . If repeater needs to be mounted outdoors.2.

Figure 2 Figure 2 shows DC input plug position. Once RF ports of the repeater are properly loaded connect the DC plug from power supply to nanoSAW DC input. Blue led labelled “PWR ON” must be on. under normal power conditions. Connect service antenna (“TO MOBILE” port) and donor antenna (“TO BASE” port) coaxial cables.3. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. The repeater powers on when power supply is connected to the AC line.August 2012 8 . 2. Commissioning Connection 1.0 . and nanoSAW is properly feed with DC voltage. SMA type female connectors are used in the repeater.

Setup desired operating gain using pFOMS.August 2012 9 . 2. so both values must be set. For fixed bandwidth repeaters this feature will not allow user to make changes. nanoSAW repeaters are a special case of programmable selective repeater.Starting operation Prior to the following steps refer to section 2 of this manual in order to properly install pFOMS. Figure 3 Figure 3 shows how to set up manual attenuation values. where number of channels is equal to one. For nominal gain of the repeater these values must be set to zero.0 . skip this step for fixed bandwidth models. In programmable band selective repeaters user must set up start and stop frequency. In programmable channel selective user must set up center frequency. stop or center frequency either using absolute values (in MHz) or using ARFCN. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. Setup desired filter configuration using pFOMS (only for programmable band selective and programmable channel selective models). 1. For both types of repeaters user could set up start. so. UL and DL chain are independent.

Overload Indicator When Overload circuitry is active led labelled OV DL or OL UL will be ON. Figure 5 Figure 5 shows AGC DL led active. in order to advice different operational conditions of the repeater. led labelled PWR ON will be ON. this is only for example purposes. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. Please see Overload Protection for further functional description. Figure 4 Figure 4 shows PWR ON led location.0 . 1. Power indicator Every time the repeater is plugged to DC power supply. 3. 2. this is only for example purposes. This led panel works as a status monitor. Please see Automatic Gain Control for further functional explanation. Figure 6 Figure 6 shows OL DL led active.Status Indicators There is an indicator panel located at the front of the repeater.August 2012 10 . and under normal conditions of operation. Automatic Gain Control Indicator When Automatic Gain Control circuitry is active led labelled AGC UL and/or AGC DL will be ON.

Figure 7 Figure 7 shows Downlink Signal Indicator leds active. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. Downlink Signal Indicator Four leds indicates downlink signal strength Please see Downlink Signal Indicator for further functional description.0 . this is only for example purposes.4.August 2012 11 .

Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Automatic Gain Control circuitry is intended to keep repeater’s output power at a fixed level when input signals exceed maximum values. this is the best operating condition because you are getting the maximum composite output power available from the repeater. Downlink Signal Indicator Summarizes downlink repeater output. this operation releases AGC circuitry dynamic range. Anyway is a good practice to increase attenuation (reducing gain). User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. amplifiers will remain off. After approximately ten seconds the system checks if overload condition is still present. far from that.0 . Indicates bad. Overload Protection When AGC circuit reaches its limit.August 2012 12 . When AGC is active AGC UL and/or AGC DL leds will be ON. very good and excellent signal levels as follows: Bad RSSI. until AGC led turns off. all leds ON Laboratory Measurements For specific parameters verification and laboratory tests. or amplifier oscillation due to poor antenna isolation. all leds off Poor RSSI. and a knowledge engineering team will bring adequate support to perform this measurements in a comfortable and safely way. if this happens. this means that signal level from donor and/or service area site. This cyclic check will continue until condition that makes AGC circuitry reach its limits disappears. or even desired signal levels are not excessively high taking repeater to an overload condition. plus repeater gain produces an output power that is above the maximum composite output power of the repeater. second and third leds ON Excellent RSSI. first led ON Good RSSI. first and second leds ON Very Good RSSI. Also is a good practice to check signals from donor site to ensure that undesired signals are not being amplified by the repeater. a strong in-band noise source. Detailed procedures. This should not be considered an undesired working condition. poor. recommended tests set up. Conditions that can cause AGC to reach its limits include the presence of one or more very strong channels. good. avoiding quality signal degradation by intermodulation generation. first. please contact factory. the power amplifier stage is shut down to prevent harmful distortion and potential damage to the repeater.

A splash screen will appear… 2. Installation The following section will describe the steps to be followed in order to install and use the pOMS software with your Shyam repeater.0 . Run the ShyamPomsInstaller. language and Windows Version.exe File. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. Note that this can change according to your system configuration (32bits or 64bits). Choose the default installation path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Shyam”.Part 2 SOFTWARE 4. 1.August 2012 13 .

3. 4.0 . Choose to install the driver software anyway. a screen like the following can appear. the installer will attempt to install the device driver.August 2012 14 . According to your windows configuration. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. The installer will start to copy the necessary files. Following this. This indicates that you are going to install a not official windows driver.

If the driver is installed properly you should see a new COM port in your device list. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.5.August 2012 15 . 7.0 . Turn on the Repeater BE SURE THAT “TO MOBILE” AND “TO BASE” PORTS ARE PROPERLY LOADED EITHER WITH 50 OHMS DUMMY LOADS. Now you can watch the details of the installation or simply close. OR RADIATING SYSTEM. 6. Plug in USB cable to USB male connector labeled as “COMM”.

5. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. You must have your PC connected via USB to your Fiplex nano Repeater. You should see a screen like the following where you can see an exclamation mark indicating that your OS does not have the proper driver installed. you can do it manually.0 .August 2012 16 . Open your Control Panel and then go to Device Manager. Software Installation Troubleshooting Guide If the automatic driver install process fails for some reason. Right click on it and then choose “Update Driver Software”.

You must have your PC connected via USB to your Fiplex nano Repeater.August 2012 17 . User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. The device drivers are installed in the “drivers” subfolder in your installation path. Open your Control Panel and then go to Device Manager. Right click on it and then choose “Update Driver Software”. You should see a screen like the following where you can see an exclamation mark indicating that your OS does not have the proper driver installed. you can do it manually. The next images shows the default driver location on a Windows 7 64bit.0 .If the automatic driver install process fails for some reason.

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The COM number can vary depending on the hardware previously installed in your system. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.If the installation finishes successfully you should have a new USB virtual com port installed on your PC.August 2012 19 .0 .

0 . run pFOMS Software.6. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.August 2012 20 . Click in “Connect”. Using Portable OMS Software After having installed the CDC-RS232 Fiplex driver.

User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. For this devices Flow control should be set to None.Select the serial COM port that just appeared on your PC.August 2012 21 . Remember that the BDA driver installs itself as a generic COM port so if properly installed. If you have more COM ports that are being blocked by another application they won’t be show in this window. Note that the OMS will show only unoccupied COM ports. you should have a new comport not present before connecting the Repeater. If the repeater is not connected yet you can plug it now to your PC USB connector. Click “OK” in order to continue. The OMS software should detect the new COM port automatically.0 .

User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.0 .August 2012 22 .After clicking in ok a new window will be active while the Repeater is transferring information with pFOMS.

this information is shown by pFOMS after detecting repeater model. Gain: these fields allow user to know actual manual attenuation. AGC. these read/write fields allow user to set up wireless connection via modem when available. First eight fields at the upper left corner of the window displays identity information of the repeater. this information is stored at repeater’s firmware.7. and effective gain of repeater. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3.0 . Device Information: four fields at the upper right of the window displays static nominal value of the repeater. constantly and automatically being updated by pFOMS. this is dynamic information. Overview General Tabsheet This tab sheet displays general information from repeater. Modem information is displayed at the bottom left corner.August 2012 23 .

User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. Band selective programmable filters show Start / Stop channel and Start / Stop frequency. some can be turned on and off.0 . Channel selective programmable filters will only show Start channel. other have fixed features and are not meant to be modified.August 2012 24 . disabled (powered off) filters will be sown in red. PA: shows power amplifiers operative status. in this case the meaning for start channel is filter center BW channel. Some can be moved.Status tab sheet This tab sheet shows configurable parameters of the repeater: Filters can be programmed over its working range. Band selective fixed filters will show start frequency or channel and the meaning is center BW frequency or channel. Some repeater may not have this feature. They can be moved or turned on/off enabled filters will appear in green. Manual attenuation: shows the status of uplink and downlink attenuation.

August 2012 25 .0 .Configuration Filters and attenuation controls can be edited by clicking in the up/down arrows. user must click in Accept button in order to send the new parameters to the repeater. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. After having set the new desired parameters.

August 2012 26 .0 . If a new version is available a direct download button will be shown (1). It is recommended but not mandatory to have the latest version installed as it will have support for more devices.Update Features The Fiplex Portable OMS v3 software has a new feature that will check if there’s a new OMS software version present. User Manual– Fiplex nanoSAW Repeaters – Version 3. In (2) you can check the latest server version available. you can watch the current software version. In 3.