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Table of Contents
This document has 135 pages.
1

Summary of changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Overview of creating FCIA configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cabling principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cabling principles in FCIA installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Module (ESMA) . 16
Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Extension Module
(ESEA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

3
3.1
3.2

Installing the modules for a 2+2+2 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19


Installing transmission sub-module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing modules in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

4
4.1

4.7.2
4.7.3

Connecting cabling for a 2+2+2 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25


Connecting 48 V DC power feed to the System Module or System Extension Module in FCIA installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting the ERxA cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting bus cables in FCIA installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connecting internal power cables in FCIA installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Connecting RF cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Connecting antenna jumper cables in FCIA installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Connecting transmission cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connecting FIEA, FIPA, FIQA and FIYA transmission cables without SFP
module in FCIA installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connecting FIQA and FIYA transmission cables with SFP module. . . . 44
Connecting FIFA transmission cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Checklist for cabling the modules in cabinet installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

6
6.1
6.2

Appendix Installation tools and torque values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50


Installation tools for Flexi EDGE BTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Torque values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

7
7.1

Appendix Bending diameter for cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54


Bending diameter for cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

8
8.1
8.1.1
8.1.2
8.1.3
8.1.4
8.2

Appendix Configuration features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55


Flexi EDGE BTS configuration features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
RF Cable Auto-detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Optimised configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Antenna sharing (co-siting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Internal switching to 4-way uplink diversity (4UD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mixed Remote Tune Combiner (ECxA) and Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

9
9.1
9.2

Appendix Common configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62


Common cabinet configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Common sector configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
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10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
10.8
10.8.1
10.8.2
10.8.3
10.8.4
10.8.5
10.8.6
10.9
10.9.1
10.9.2
10.9.3
10.9.4
10.9.5
10.9.6
10.10
10.10.1
10.10.2
10.11
10.11.1
10.11.2
10.11.3
10.11.4
10.11.5
10.12
10.12.1
10.12.2
10.12.3
10.13
10.13.1

Appendix Creating common configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67


4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
4+4+4 4-way 1UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
4+4+4 bypass 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
6 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration in cabinets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
8 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration in cabinets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
DP and IDD configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
1+1+1 DP 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
2+2+2 DP 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
1+1+1 or 2+2+2 DP 4UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
3 DP 2UD or 4UD configuration in FCIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
4 DP 2UD or 4UD configuration in FCIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
1+1+1 or 2+2+2 IDD 4UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
RTC configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
4+4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
6+6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
12 Omni RTC 1UD/2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
12+12+12 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Dual band configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
2+2+2 and 2+2+2 by-pass 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
4+4+4 and 4+4+4 4-way 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Antenna-optimised configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
6 TRX 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
6+6 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
6+6+6 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration in FCIA. . . . . . . 126
12 TRX 4-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
12+12 TRX 4-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . 130
Cost-optimised configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
3+3 2-way 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
3+3+3 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
7+7+7 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Multimode configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
2+2+2 EDGE and 1+1+1 WCDMA configuration in FCIA. . . . . . . . . . . 135

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Cable entry holes and cable clamps in Flexi Cabinet for Indoor, FCIA (top
view) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing FIPA/FIEA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing FIFA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Module installation order in a 1+1+1/2+2+2 configuration in FCIA . . . . 22
Installing modules in FCIA (steps 1-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fix the module to the cabinet with screws (step 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
External power cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration. . . . . . . . . . 26
Dual Duplexer Module cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Bus cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting bus cables, steps 1, 2, 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Internal power cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration . . . . . . . . . . 33
RF cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass 2UD configuration (one sector; all sectors have identical cabling structure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Connecting RF cables (steps 1-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Antenna jumper cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration . . . . . . . . . 39
Transmission cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Remove the connector seals (step 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Connect the transmission cable (steps 3 and 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Pull back the optical cable connector seal (step 4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Push the connector seal firmly in place (step 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Connecting transmission cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Torque wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Example of a 1+1 upgrade-optimised configuration with Rx diversity . . 56
3+3+3 cost-optimized wiith RTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Example of a 2 +2 antenna-optimised configuration, without diversity . 58
Example of a 3 +3 antenna-optimised configuration with Rx Diversity . 59
Modules in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-way 2UD FCIA configuration (with EWxA)68
External power cables in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 FCIA configuration . . . . . . . . 69
Dual Duplexer Module cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Bus cables in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 FCIA configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Internal power cables in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 FCIA configuration. . . . . . . . . 71
RF cables in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Antenna jumper cables in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-way 2UD FCIA configuration
73
Transmission cables in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-way 2UD FCIA configuration 74
RF cabling for a 4-way 1UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
RF cabling for a 4+4+4 bypass 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
RF cabling for a 6 Omni 4-way 2UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Module installation order for a 6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA 79
RF cabling for a 6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
RF Rx cabling for an 8 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
RF Tx cabling for an 8 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Module installation order for an 8+8+8 configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . 83
RF Rx cabling for an 8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
RF Tx cabling for an 8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

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Bus cabling for an 8+8+8 configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86


Internal power cabling for an 8+8+8 configuration in FCIA. . . . . . . . . . . 87
Modules in a 1+1+1 DP 2UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
RF and DP cables in a 1+1+1 DP 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
RF and DP cabling for a 2+2+2 DP 2UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Modules in a 1+1+1/2+2+2 DP 4UD configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . 94
RF and DP cables in a 1+1+1/2+2+2 DP 4UD configuration . . . . . . . . . 95
Module installation order for a 3 DP 2UD or 4UD configuration in FCIA 97
RF and DP cabling for a 3 DP 2UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
RF and DP cabling for a 3 DP 4UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Module installation order for a 4 DP 2UD or 4UD in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . 101
RF and DP cabling for a 4 DP 2UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
RF and DP cabling for a 4 DP 4UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Module installation order for a 1+1+1 or 2+2+2 IDD 4UD in FCIA . . . . 105
RF cabling in a 1+1+1/2+2+2 IDD 4UD configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Module installation order for an 4+4 RTC configuration in Flexi Cabinet for
Indoor (FCIA), optimised for expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
RF cabling for 4+4 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Module installation order for an 4+4+4 RTC configuration in FCIA (optimised for expansion). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
RF cabling for 4+4+4 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Module installation order in a 6+6 RTC configuration in FCIA . . . . . . . 112
RF cabling for a 6+6 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Module installation order in a 6+6+6 RTC configuration in FCIA . . . . . 114
RF cabling for a 6+6+6 RTC 2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Module installation order for a 12+12+12 RTC configuration in FCIA . 117
RF diversity cabling for a 12+12+12 RTC configuration . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Module installation order in a 2+2+2 and 2+2+2 dual band configuration
in FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Module installation order for a 4+4+4 and 4+4+4 dual band configuration in
FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
RF Rx cabling in a 6 TRX 2-way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration . .
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RF Tx cabling in a 6 TRX 2-way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration123
RF Rx cabling in a 6+6 TRX 2-way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration
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RF Tx cabling in a 6+6 TRX 2-way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration.
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Module order for a 6+6+6 2-way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration in
FCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
RF Rx cabling in a 12 TRX 4-way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration .
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RF Tx cabling in a 12 TRX 4-way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration. .
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RX cables in a cost-optimised 3+3 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
TX cables in a cost-optimised 3+3 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
3+3+3 cost optimised with RTCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
4+4+4 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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Nokia Flexi EDGE BTS cable routing principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14


Bus and power cabling principles for ECxA configurations . . . . . . . . . . 17
Bus and power cabling principles for ERxA configurations . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting bus cables for a 1+1+1/2+2+2 configuration . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting internal power cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 configuration . . . . . 32
Connecting RF cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass 2UD configuration . . . . 36
Installation tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Torque values for the BTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Bending diameter of Flexi EDGE BTS cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Bus and internal power cabling in mixed Remote Tune Combiner and Dual
Duplexer Module configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Common FCOA and FCIA configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Cost-optimised and antenna-optimised configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Common sector configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Bus and internal power cabling on the ESMA and ESEA for 4+4+4 RTC
2UD configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

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1 Summary of changes
Changes between issues 6-1 and 6-0
Updated chapter:

Connecting 48 V DC power feed to the System Module or System Extension Module


in FCIA installation: updated information on colour coding of the power terminals.

Changes between issues 6-0 and 5-0


Updated chapters:

Flexi EDGE BTS configuration features was updated with a new figure of a 3+3+3
cost-optimised configuration with RTC.
Common cabinet configurations was updated with cost-optimised configurations
3+3+3, 5+5+5, 7+7+7 and 9+9+9.
2+2+2 DP 2UD configuration: DP cable was added to figure RF and DP cabling for
a 2+2+2 DP 2UD configuration.
4+4+4 4-way 1UD configuration: DP cable was removed from figure RF cabling for
a 4-way 1UD configuration.
4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA was updated with information on RTC
1UD configuration cabling. The figure RF cabling for 4+4 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration was updated.
4+4+4 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA was updated with information on RTC 1UD
configuration cabling. The figure RF cabling for 4+4+4 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration
was updated.
6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA was updated with information on RTC
1UD configuration cabling. The figure RF cabling for a 6+6 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration was updated.
6+6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA updated with information on RTC
1UD configuration cabling. The figure RF cabling for a 6+6+6 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration was updated.

New chapters:

3+3+3 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration


7+7+7 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration

Changes between issues 5-0 and 4-0


Updated chapter:

1+1+1 or 2+2+2 IDD 4UD configuration in FCIA: cabling updated in the figure RF
cabling in a 1+1+1/2+2+2 IDD 4UD configuration.
12+12+12 RTC 2UD configuration in FCOA: updated with two notes. The list for
required modules for the configuration edited.

Changes between issues 4-0 and 3-0


Updated chapters:

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Installing modules in FCIA: A caution on fans added.
Installation tools for Flexi EDGE BTS: information on Talk Conversion Kit EMIB
added.

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Torque values: information on Talk Conversion Kit EMIB added.


6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA: figure Module installation order in a 6+6
RTC configuration in FCIA updated.

Changes between issues 3-0 and 2-0


New chapters:

Connecting FIQA and FIYA transmission cables with SFP module


Mixed Remote Tune Combiner (ECxA) and Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) configurations
4+4+4 4-way 1UD configuration
4+4+4 bypass 2UD configuration
DP and IDD configurations
12+12+12 RTC 2UD configuration in FCIA
4+4+4 and 4+4+4 4-way 2UD dual band configuration in FCIA
Antenna-optimised configurations

Updated chapters:

Cabling principles in FCIA installation: updated with information on routing optical


cables.
Connecting FIEA, FIPA, FIQA and FIYA transmission cables without SFP module in
FCIA installation: updated with information on the FIQA and FIYA transmission submodules, and renamed from Connecting transmission cables in FCIA installation.
Checklist for cabling the modules in cabinet installation: updated with information on
the FIQA and FIYA transmission sub-modules.
Flexi EDGE BTS configuration features: updated with information on RF Cabling
Auto-detection and cost-optimised and antenna-optimised configurations.
Common cabinet configurations: updated with information on cost-optimised and
antenna-optimised configurations.
6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA: figure updated.

Other changes:

Appendices Contents of delivery and External interfaces have been removed from
this document. They can be found in the respective description documents.

Changes between issues 2-0 and 1-0


New chapters:

Flexi EDGE BTS configuration features


Bus and internal power cabling principles
Creating 4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configurations
Creating 4+4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configurations
Creating 6+6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configurations
Creating 5+5+5 or 6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configurations
Creating an 8+8+8 4-Way WBC configuration
Creating 5 to 6 Omni 4-Way 2UD configurations
Creating 7 to 8 Omni 4-Way 2UD configurations
Creating a 7 to 12 Omni RTC 2UD configuration

Updated chapters:

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Connecting antenna jumper cables: antenna cable requirements updated.


System Module (ESMA) interfaces: System Module figure updated to show the
module LEDs and grounding point. Transmission sub-module figures updated to
show the LEDs.
Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) interfaces: figure updated to show the module LED.
Installation tools for Flexi EDGE BTS
Torque values

Other changes:

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The Hardware Configuration Reference Guide document has been removed, and
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2 Overview
2.1

Overview of creating FCIA configurations


Purpose
This is an overview to creating configurations in Flexi BTS Indoor Cabinet (FCIA).
Before you start

Install the cabinet and optional items if needed as instructed in document Installing
Flexi Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA).
For checking the correct torque values, see Appendix A Torque values.
For instructions on optional modules, see document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS
Optional Items.
See also sections Flexi EDGE BTS configuration features and Mixed Remote Tune
Combiner (ECxA) and Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) configurations.
You can use the Checklist for cabling the modules in cabinet installation as a connection checklist.

Steps
1

Unpack and check the delivery.


See Contents of delivery in documents Flexi EDGE System Module (ESMA) Description, Flexi EDGE BTS Dual TRX Module (EXxA) Description, Flexi EDGE BTS Dual
Duplexer Module (ERxA) Description and Optional Items Description.

Install the modules.


See the following instructions:

Installing transmission sub-module


Installing modules in FCIA
If you are installing any optional modules, see the following instructions in document
Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.
Installing a System Extension Module (ESEA)
Installing Flexi Power Module (FPMA) in FCIA
Installing Flexi Power DC/DC Module 24V (FPDA)
Installing Wideband Combiner Sub-module (EWxx)
Installing Flexi System External Alarm (FSEB)
See also FSEB interface signals and connector pin assignments.
Installing Flexi System External OVP (FSEC)
Installing Location Measurement Unit (LMUB) Outdoor

If you are using the optional power modules, see the module installation order in
Optional power modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in
document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.
If you are using the Flexi Power Rectifier Module (FPRx), see Principles for installing
FPRx in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS
Optional Items.

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Cabling principles in FCIA installation


Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Module (ESMA)
Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Extension Module (ESEA)
See also Module interfaces in documents Flexi EDGE System Module (ESMA)
Description, Flexi EDGE BTS Dual TRX Module (EXxA) Description, Flexi EDGE
BTS Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) Description and Optional Items Description.

Connect the 48 V DC power feed.

Connect the ERxA cable.

Connect the bus cables.

Connect the internal power cables.

Connect the RF cables.

Connect the antenna jumper cables.

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Connect the transmission cables.


See one of the following:

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Connecting FIEA, FIPA, FIQA and FIYA transmission cables without SFP module in
FCIA installation
Connecting FIQA and FIYA transmission cables with SFP module
Connecting FIFA transmission cables

Connect optional cables required for your configuration.


See the following instructions in Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items:

Connecting DP cables
Connecting Power Module (FPMA) alarm cables
Connecting external alarms cable
Connecting synchronisation cables
Connecting Q1 cable
Connecting LMP cable
Connecting LMU cables

Further information
The figures in the installation and cabling instructions listed above show how to create
a 1+1+1/2+2+2 2UD bypass configuration. For instructions on other common configurations, see chapter Creating common configurations.

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2.2.1

Cabling principles
Cabling principles in FCIA installation
Cables are routed along the sides of the cabinet. Excess cabling should be tied to
clamps.

Route the cables for each module so that they do not interfere with installation or
removal of other modules.

!
Do not overbend cables. The minimum bending diameter for the cables is listed in
Appendix Bending diameter for cables.
For easier maintenance and future expansion, it is recommended that all external cables
are routed on the right side and only internal bus and power cables are routed on the left
side.
Left side of the cabinet

Internal power cables


Bus cables
RF cables
External 24 V DC power cables
External AC power cables
Optical cables with the Optical Converter Module (EOCA)

Right side of the cabinet

Antenna jumper cables


External 48 V DC power cables
Transmission cables
Optical cables with the FIQA and FIYA
transmission sub-modules
Optional cables:
External alarm and control (EAC)
Synchronisation
Site support interface
Local management port (LMP)
Location management unit (LMU)

Flexi power alarm cables (FPA) can be routed on the left or right side of the cabinet.

Table 1

Nokia Flexi EDGE BTS cable routing principles

For an example of routing the cables in FCIA, see figure Antenna jumper cables in
1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration in section Connecting antenna jumper cables in FCIA
installation.
There are slots on the sides of the cabinet core and on the cabinet roof for tying the
cables. The cables are fixed with cable ties, except for power supply cables. The fixing
of power supply cables is done with special isolated cable clamps, which are included
in the site bag.

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The external cabling of the base station is routed through the roof and along the right
side of the cabinet. Cables are fixed to the cabinet with cable ties.

Route the power cable through the cable clamp, and through one of the cable entry
holes.
Route all other external cables through one of the cable entry holes.

Power cable clamp

Cable entry
hole

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2.2.2

Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Module


(ESMA)
The following main principles for bus and internal power cabling apply to all Dual
Duplexer Module (ERxA) configurations which do not use System Extension Module
(ESEA). This refers to configurations having 12 carriers (6 Dual TRX Modules, EXxA) or
less.

For stack and cabinet configurations, Dual TRX Modules should be numbered 1 to
6 from bottom to top. The bus and power connection ports used on the System
Module (ESMA) should match the Dual TRX Module number.
If less than six Dual TRX Modules are used, the BUS and PWR cabling should be
optimised for future expansion. For example, if the configuration is a 2+2+2 bypass
2UD, EXxA BUS cables should be connected to BUS 1, 3, and 5 on the System
Module (numbering from bottom to top). BUS 2, 4, and 6 are left unused until expansion to 4+4+4. The same rule applies to PWR cables. This reduces the amount of
cabling work needed during expansion.
In wall configurations, numbering should be from 1 to 6 from bottom to top, with the
lower number for each plinth corresponding to the Dual TRX Module closest to the
wall (the Dual TRX Module connected directly to the plinth).
In pole configurations, the Dual TRX Module closest to the System Module should
correspond with port 1 for PWR and BUS on the System Module. The farther away
the module, the higher the corresponding connector port on the System Module.

For detailed instructions and cabling pictures, see the instructions for creating a 2+2+2
bypass 2UD or 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration.

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Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Extension


Module (ESEA)
The following main principles for bus and internal power cabling apply to configurations
requiring a System Extension Module (ESEA):

all configurations having a Remote Tune Combiner Module (ECxA), and


all configurations having a Dual Duplexer Module with 13-24 carriers (7-12 Dual
TRX Modules (EXxA)).

Bus and internal power cabling principles:

Make sure to connect a bus cable from BUS OUT on the System Module (ESMA) to
BUS IN on the System Extension Module.
Connect all Dual TRX Module bus cables to the System Extension Module.
Connect all Remote Tune Combiner Module bus cables to the System Module.
For Remote Tune Combiner Module configurations, the Dual TRX Module numbering should be from 1-9 from bottom to top. The Remote Tune Combiner Module
numbering should be from 1-3 from lowest to highest. Module bus and power cables
must be connected to the System Module or System Extension Module, as specified
in Table Bus and power cabling rules for ECxA configurations.
For Dual Duplexer Module configurations, Dual TRX Module numbering should be
1-12 from bottom to top. Connect the module bus and power cables to the System
Module or System Extension Module port, as specified in Table Bus and power
cabling principles for ERxA configurations.
Use an extension bus cable 994939 to connect the top (or farthest) Dual TRX
Module to the System Extension Module. For all other Dual TRX Module connections, use the standard bus cable 994938.
Two 994939 cables are provided in the System Extension Module delivery. Keep the
other cable as a spare. It can be used to connect the System Extension Module to
the System Module, or to connect another Dual TRX Module to the System Extension Module if required by 3rd party cabinet installations or if there are other special
cable routing requirements.

The following tables show to which ESMA and ESEA BUS and PWR connectors the
cables from each EXxA and ECxA must be connected.
Unit

ESEA BUS

ESEA PWR

EXxA 1

1/7

EXxA 2

2/8

EXxA 3

3/9

EXxA 4

4/10

EXxA 5

5/11

EXxA 6

6/12

ESMA PWR

EXxA 7

4/10

EXxA 8

5/11

EXxA 9

6/12

ECxA 1

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ESMA BUS

ESMA PWR

ECxA 2

2/8

ECxA 3

3/9

Table 2

Unit

ESEA BUS

ESEA PWR

Bus and power cabling principles for ECxA configurations (Cont.)

ESMA BUS

ESMA PWR

ESEA BUS

ESEA PWR

EXxA 1

1/7

EXxA 2

2/8

EXxA 3

3/9

EXxA 4

4/10

EXxA 5

5/11

EXxA 6

6/12

EXxA 7

4/10

EXxA 8

5/11

EXxA 9

6/12

EXxA 10

1/7

10

EXxA 11

2/8

11

EXxA 12

3/9

12

Table 3

Bus and power cabling principles for ERxA configurations

For detailed instructions and cabling pictures, see the instructions for creating a 6+6+6
or 8+8+8 configuration.

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3 Installing the modules for a 2+2+2 configuration


3.1

Installing transmission sub-module


Purpose
The transmission sub-module is installed in the System Module (ESMA). The submodule is chosen based on the transmission requirements of each site. The transmission sub-module can be installed before or after the System Module is installed.
Before you start

!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) may damage the modules. Wear an ESD wrist strap or
use a corresponding method when handling the modules.
Summary

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Figure 2

Installing FIPA/FIEA

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Figure 3

Installing FIFA

Steps
1

Align the transmission sub-module in the System Module using the slots on the
sides. Push the sub-module in place.

Fix the transmission sub-module with 4 x M4 screws using the TORX head screw.
Tighten at 2.7-3.3 Nm (1.99-2.43 ft-lb).

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Installing modules in FCIA


Purpose
Flexi BTS Indoor Cabinet (FCIA) is delivered with installation guides on the left and right
rack rails:

The right rail guide shows the recommended unit, cage nut and guide plate locations
for GSM/EDGE 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass configurations.
The left rail guide shows the recommended unit, cage nut and guide plate locations
for GSM/EDGE 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-Way WBC configurations.
Both guides also have recommended unit, cage nut and guide for installing WCDMA
units at the bottom of the cabinet.

Cage nuts are pre-installed in the recommended locations for 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass and
3+3+3/4+4+4 2-Way WBC configurations. The recommended locations are optimised
for easiest possible expansion from 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass to 8+8+8 4-Way WBC.
Before you start
For a 1+1+1/2+2+2 configuration, you need the following modules:

1 System Module (ESMA)


1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
3 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
3 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)

Always install the Dual TRX Module (EXxA) before the Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA),
and the Dual Duplexer Module directly on top of the Dual TRX Module.

!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) may damage the modules. Wear an ESD wrist strap or
use a corresponding method when handling the modules. The ESD wrist strap does not
work before the cabinet is grounded.

!
The fans may break if the module rests on the fans. Do not rest the module on the fans.
Summary
Module installation order depends on the configuration. The figure below shows the
installation order for a 1+1+1/2+2+2 configuration. This is the recommended installation
order if you are going to expand later to a 4+4+4 or 8+8+8 configuration.
The gaps between modules in the cabinet are recommended for a possible future
expansion, but they are not required for operation.

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7U

ERxA
EXxA

ESMA

2U
ERxA
EXxA
2U
ERxA
EXxA

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Module installation order in a 1+1+1/2+2+2 configuration in FCIA

Steps
1

Fix the guide plates.


Push the front part of the guide plate in place first, and then the back part.

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If the configuration is not a 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass or 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-Way WBC, fix


the cage nuts (from the site pack) inside the cabinet according to the configuration.
For more information, see Appendix Creating common configurations.
The cabinet has U-markings printed on the side rails in 1U increments. Check the
markings to determine the starting place for module installation.
1U is 44.45 mm (1.75 in.).

Fix the cage nuts so that the nut brackets point upwards and downwards instead of
left and right.
See the correct way to fix the cage nuts in figure Installing modules in FCIA (steps 1-3).
3

Slide the first module in.

B
A

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Figure 5
4

Installing modules in FCIA (steps 1-3)

Fix the module to the cabinet with screws.


For the correct torque value and bolt size, see Appendix Torque values.

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Figure 6
5

24

Fix the module to the cabinet with screws (step 4)

Repeat for each subsequent module.

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4 Connecting cabling for a 2+2+2 configuration


4.1

Connecting 48 V DC power feed to the System Module or


System Extension Module in FCIA installation
Purpose
Route the external power cables through the white plastic cable clamp, which is at the
top of the cabinet.
The allowed 48 V DC cable cross-section size for the System Module (ESMA) and
System Extension Module (ESEA) is 21-35 mm2 (0.82-1.37 sq. in. or 4-2 AWG). The
System Module and System Extension Module are delivered with lugs to fit a crosssection of 25-35 mm2 (0.98-1.37 sq. in.). Rubber boots are also included in the delivery
to accommodate the various cable sizes.
Flexi EDGE BTS delivery includes lugs that can be used on cables with a cross section
of 25-35 mm2 (4-2 AWG or 0.98-1.37 in2). When the DC cable thickness is 25 mm2 (4
AWG or 0.98 in2) or less, Nokia Siemens Networks recommends to locally source the
exact lug sizes.
Before you start
Check that:

the System Module (ESMA) is installed


Flexi Power Module (FPMA) or Flexi Power DC/DC 24 V Module(s) (FPDA) are
installed, if 24 VDC or AC input power is used
the mains breaker is off

Nokia Siemens Networks recommends that the System Module (ESMA) and System
Extension Module (ESEA) have separate fused DC input lines from the external power
source for safety reasons. The rubber boots provided in the System Module and System
Extension Module deliveries are only allowed for use with single DC cables. Fault investigation is also easier with separate DC lines.
If separate fused DC lines are not available for the System Module and System Extension Module, the DC lines can be chained. If chaining is used, one double rubber boot
(822862) per chained power terminal is required for safety and must be ordered as a
spare part. For an example of DC chaining, see Installing Flexi Power DC/DC Module
24V (FPDA) in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

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Summary

External
power
cables

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Figure 7

External power cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration

Steps

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Loosen the two screws on one of the cable clamps at the top of the cabinet until
there is enough room to route the power cables.

Route the power cables through the cable clamps.

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Remove the black rubber boots, nuts, washers and cable lugs from the terminals.

If the external DC cables are 35 mm2 (2 AWG), cut the rubber boots to fit the cable.

Pull each cable through a rubber boot.

Strip about 2 cm (.8 in) of insulation from the (+) and (-) DC cables.

Insert the stripped end of each cable into a cable lug and crimp.

Connect the (+) crimped wire to the (+) connector pole and tighten the nut.

Connect the (-) crimped wire to the (-) connector pole and tighten the nut.

10

Torque the M10 nuts (max 14 Nm).

11

Pull the black rubber boots over the lugs.

12

Tie-wrap any loose cabling on the side of the cabinet and tighten the cable clamp
at the top of the cabinet with a T10 TORX screwdriver.
See AppendixTorque values.

Check that the LEDs turn on before tying down the cables.
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4.2

Connecting the ERxA cable


Purpose
The Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) cable is connected between the Dual Duplexer
Module and the Dual TRX Module (EXxA). The cable is pre-installed in the Dual
Duplexer Module.
Before you start

!
To avoid damage to the cable, do not lift the Dual Duplexer Module by the pre-installed
cable.
Summary
Pre installed

DN

ER_A
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Figure 8

Dual Duplexer Module cable

Steps
1

Remove the connector seal on the Dual TRX Module to uncover the connector.

Pull back the connector seal on the cable.

Connect the Dual Duplexer Module cable to the Dual TRX Module.
Push the connector seal firmly in place.

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Connecting bus cables in FCIA installation


Purpose
The bus cables are connected between the System Module (ESMA) and each of the
Dual TRX (EXxA) Modules.
Before you start

!
If bus cables are looped back to the System Module, ongoing calls may be dropped or
a module may freeze until the loop is removed. Do not loop bus cables back to the
System Module.

!
Do not overbend cables. The minimum bending diameter for the cables is listed in
Appendix Bending diameter for cables.

!
Incorrect cables and seals may not provide secured environmental protection. Use only
tested IP55 class cables with seals provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Store all unused seals for later use.

!
Risk of damage to equipment. Connector seals or boots must be installed at all times,
whether the site is active or not.

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BUS-BUS5

BUS-BUS3

BUS-BUS1

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Number

Cable

From - to

994938

BUS BUS1

994938

BUS BUS3

994938

BUS BUS5

Table 4

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Steps
1

Remove the connector seal on the module to uncover the connector.

Use an adjustable wrench for removing the connector seal.


Store the seals for later use.
2

Pull back the connector seal on the cable.

Connect the cable to the System Module and the other end to the Dual TRX
Module.
Push the connector seal firmly in place.

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Figure 10

Connecting bus cables, steps 1, 2, 3

Repeat steps 1-3 for each of the Dual TRX Modules in the configuration.

Make sure that all the connector seals are properly installed.

Tie loose cabling to the cable clamps on the side of the casings.

Make sure that the LEDs turn on before tying down the cables.

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Connecting internal power cables in FCIA installation


Purpose
The internal power cables are connected between the System Module (ESMA) and
each of the Dual TRX Modules (EXxA) and the optional Remote Tune Combiner
Modules (ECxA). The cables are used to distribute power to the Dual TRX Modules or
Remote Tune Combiner Modules.
Before you start

!
Do not overbend cables. The minimum bending diameter for the cables is listed in
Appendix Bending diameter for cables.

!
Incorrect cables and seals may not provide secured environmental protection. Use only
tested IP55 class cables with seals provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Store all unused seals for later use.

!
Risk of damage to equipment. Connector seals or boots must be installed at all times,
whether the site is active or not.
Summary
Number

Cable

From - to

994940

PWR PWR1

994940

PWR PWR3

994940

PWR PWR5

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PWR-PWR 3

PWR-PWR 1

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Figure 11

Internal power cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration

Steps
1

Remove the connector seal on the module to uncover the connector.

Use an adjustable wrench for removing the connector seal.


Store the seals for later use.
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Connect the cable to the System Module and the other end to the Dual TRX
Module or Remote Tune Combiner Module.
Push the connector seal firmly in place.

Repeat steps 1-3 for each of the Dual TRX and Remote Tune Combiner Modules
in the configuration.

Make sure that all the connector seals are properly installed.

Tie loose cabling to the cable clamps at the top of the cabinet.

Make sure that the LEDs turn on before tying down the cables.

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Connecting RF cables
Purpose
RF cables are connected between the Dual TRX Module (EXxA) and Dual Duplexer
Module (ERxA), Wideband Combiner Sub-module (EWxx) or Remote Tune Combiner
Module (ECxA), or between the Dual Duplexer Module and Wideband Combiner Submodule.
All RF connectors come with dust caps or IP55 class seals pre-installed. The following
commonly used RF connectors come with dust caps:

TxA, TxB, RxA, RxB on the Dual TRX Module


TxA, TxB, RxA1, RxB1 on the Dual Duplexer Module
all RF connectors on the Wideband Combiner Sub-module

All other RF connectors come with IP55 class seals.


Before you start

!
The modules will be damaged if the radio transmitter (TX) cables are connected to the
radio receiver (RX) inputs. Ensure that the RF cables are connected correctly.
TX cables have a red label, and RX cables have a blue label on the module front panel.
All RF cables going to the Wideband Combiner Sub-module (EWxx) are TX cables.

!
Do not overbend cables. The minimum bending diameter for the cables is listed in
Appendix Bending diameter for cables.

!
Incorrect cables and seals may not provide secured environmental protection. Use only
tested IP55 class cables with seals provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Store all unused seals for later use.

!
Risk of damage to equipment. Connector seals or boots must be installed at all times,
whether the site is active or not.

!
To prevent errors during commissioning, make sure that all radio frequency (RF) cables
are correctly installed and all connectors are securely in place.

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TxA-TxA

RxAO-RxAI*

RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB

TxB-TxB

*RxAO-RxAI is pre-installed

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Figure 12

Number

RF cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass 2UD configuration (one sector; all


sectors have identical cabling structure)
Cable

From - to
(ERxA - EXxA)

994931

TxA-TxA

994931

TxB-TxB

994931

RxA1-RxA

994931

RxB1-RxB

994980

RXAO - RXAI (preinstalled)

Table 6

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Steps
1

Remove all caps and seals from the RF connectors as required by the configuration. Store the seals for later use.

Connect the RF cable to the connector.


Push the top of the connector until you hear a clicking sound. Do not hold the sides of
the connector while pushing it.

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Figure 13

Connecting RF cables (steps 1-3)

Check that the pre-installed RXAO - RXAI cable on the Dual Duplexer Module is
properly connected.

Repeat steps 1-4 for all RF cables required for your configuration.
Before continuing to the next sector, make sure that all cables are correctly installed.

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Connecting antenna jumper cables in FCIA installation


Purpose
Antenna cables are connected to the antenna connectors in the front panel of the Dual
Duplexer (ERxA) and Remote Tune Combiner (ECxA) Modules. The number of cables
used depends on the configuration.

Connect the antenna cables starting from the bottom.


Make sure that the LEDs turn on before tying down loose cables.
Before you start
Antenna jumper cables are not included in the Flexi EDGE BTS product delivery. Follow
these guidelines when selecting antenna jumper cables:

1/2" or 3/8" jumper cables are permitted


One end of the jumper cable must be right angle male for connection to modules
(other end depends on site configuration)
1/2" feeder cable can be connected directly to the modules if a right angle male connector is used
The length should be determined based on the Flexi EDGE BTS installation option
(for example pole, wall, cabinet, 3rd party cabinet) and the distance of the BTS from
the antenna feeder line.
Antenna jumper cables must be rated IP54 or better.

!
Do not overbend cables. The minimum bending diameter for the cables is listed in
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Figure 14

Antenna jumper cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration

Steps
1

Remove seals from the antenna connectors in the Dual Duplexer or Remote Tune
Combiner Module. Store the connector seals for later use.
Do not remove the seals from those connectors that are not going to be used.

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Tighten the connector with a torque wrench.


See Appendix Torque values.

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Repeat the previous steps for all the antenna jumper cables required for your configuration.

Make sure that all unused connectors are protected by a connector seal, and that
all the connector seals are properly installed.

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4.7.1

Connecting transmission cables


Connecting FIEA, FIPA, FIQA and FIYA transmission cables without
SFP module in FCIA installation
Purpose
Follow these instructions if

you are using the FIEA, FIPA, FIQA or FIYA transmission sub-module in timedivision multiplexing (TDM) mode, or if
you are using the FIQA or FIYA sub-modules in pseudowire emulation (PWE) mode
without the small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module.

If you are using the FIQA and FIYA transmission sub-modules with SFP module (PWE
mode with Gigabit Ethernet), follow the instructions in Connecting FIQA and FIYA transmission cables with SFP module.
If you are using the FIFA transmission sub-module, follow the instructions in Connecting
FIFA transmission cables.
Before you start
Check that the transmission sub-module is installed as instructed in Installing the transmission sub-module.

!
Incorrect cables and seals may not provide secured environmental protection. Use only
tested IP55 class cables with seals provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Store all unused seals for later use.

!
Risk of damage to equipment. Connector seals or boots must be installed at all times,
whether the site is active or not.

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Transmission
Cables

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Figure 15

Transmission cables in 1+1+1/2+2+2 FCIA configuration

Steps
1

Remove the connector seals from those transmission sub-module connectors to


which cables will be installed. Store the seals for later use.

Use an adjustable wrench for removing the connector seal.

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Figure 16

Remove the connector seals (step 1)

Pull back the connector seal covering the transmission cable connector.

Connect the cable to the transmission sub-module.

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Push the cable connector seal firmly in place.

Repeat steps 1-4 for all the transmission cables required for your configuration.

Make sure that all the connector seals are properly installed.

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Connecting FIQA and FIYA transmission cables with SFP module


Purpose
If you use the FIQA or FIYA transmission sub-module in pseudowire emulation (PWE)
mode with Gigabit Ethernet, a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module is needed.
Depending on the type of the SFP module used, you need to use a single mode or a
multi mode fibre. For more details, see the contents of delivery section in Flexi EDGE
BTS System Module Description.
If you use the FIQA or FIYA sub-modules without the SFP module, or if you use the FIEA
or FIPA sub-modules, follow the instructions in Connecting FIEA, FIPA, FIQA and FIYA
transmission cables without SFP module.
If you use the FIFA transmission sub-module, follow the instructions in Connecting FIFA
transmission cables.
Before you start
The transmission sub-module is installed as instructed in Installing the transmission
sub-module.
Note that in outdoor installations, Flexi BTS transmission cables with weather-protective
boots must be used.

!
The small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module is classified acceptable as a laser Class
1 product. Using SFP modules other than those specified by Nokia Siemens Networks
may result in exposure to laser radiation that exceeds the limits for laser Class 1.

!
The optical fibre connector is fragile. Handle it with care.

!
Optical fibres are sensitive. The presence of contaminants will lower the mechanical
strength of the optical fibre and may dampen the transmission of light in the fibres. Clean
all optical fibre connectors before installation using an optical fibre connector cleaning
kit.

!
Overbending the optical fibre cables damages the cables and can detach or damage the
connectors. Do not bend optical fibre cables to a radius smaller than the minimum radius
of 75 mm (3 inches).

!
Incorrect cables and seals may not provide secured environmental protection. Use only
tested IP55 class cables with seals provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.

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Store all unused seals for later use.

!
Risk of damage to equipment. Connector seals or boots must be installed at all times,
whether the site is active or not.
Steps
1

Remove the connector seal from EIF3 connector on the transmission submodule.

Use an adjustable wrench for removing the connector seal.


Store the seal for later use.

You can store the seals in the plinth cover.


2

Remove the protective cap from the optical transceiver (SFP module) and push it
in the transmission sub-module.

Route the transmission cable through the cable entry.

Pull back the optical cable connector seal to uncover the connector.

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Figure 18

Pull back the optical cable connector seal (step 4)

Remove the protective plugs.

Clean the connectors:


a) Moisten a lint-free swab or one section of a lint-free wipe with one drop of 99%
alcohol.
b) Lightly wipe the connector with alcohol moistened swab or wipe.
c) Dry any remaining alcohol from with a dry swab or the dry section of the wipe.
d) Properly dispose of the swab or wipe. Do not reuse.

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Connect the Ethernet cable to the EIF3 port on the transmission sub-module.
Make sure it clicks into place.

Push the connector seal firmly in place.

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Push the connector seal firmly in place (step 8)

Make sure that all the connector seals are properly installed.

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4.7.3

Connecting FIFA transmission cables


Before you start
FIFA is installed as instructed in Installing transmission sub-module.
Note that you must use a Flexbus Jumper cable to interconnect the FIFA Flexbus interface and the Flexbus cable from the outdoor unit.
Note also that the Flexbus Jumper cable must be ordered separately.
Summary
The following figure describes the principle of connecting the transmission cables.
Connect the cables according to the procedure below.

Flexbus
cable

Jumper
cable

Figure 20

Connecting transmission cables

Note that when connecting BTS external cabling in outdoor site vertical installation, the
cables must be routed through the lower cable entry to avoid water leakage.

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Steps
1

Route the Flexbus Jumper cable through the cable entry and connect the Flexbus
Jumper cable to FIFA, Flexbus 1 interface.

!
Incorrect cables and seals may not provide secured environmental protection. Use only
tested IP55 class cables with seals provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Note that Flexbus cables do not have IP boots because the connector provides
adequate environmental protection.
2

Connect the Flexbus Jumper cable to Flexbus cable (from the outdoor unit).

Add weatherproof protection tape on the Flexbus Jumper Cable and Outdoor
Flexbus cable connection.
The weatherproof tape should overlap at least 20 mm beyond the connectors, as indicated in the Figure Connecting transmission cables, picture 3.

If you have Flexbus 2 in use, repeat the steps and connect the Jumper cable to
Flexbus 2 interface.

If you do not use Flexbus 2 interface, make sure that the rubber cap on the Flexbus
2 interface is in place.

g When Flexbus 2 is in use, a licence is needed. Always inform Network Operations


Center if Flexbus 2 is used without a valid licence.
Flexbus 2 interface can be taken into use with a time-limited licence (60 days). The timelimited licence cannot be renewed, but must be replaced with a non-time limited licence.

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5 Checklist for cabling the modules in cabinet


installation
Work phase

Checked

Modules are installed.


External power cables are connected.
Dual Duplexer Module cable is connected to the Dual TRX
Module.
Bus cables are connected.
Internal power cables are connected.
RF cables are connected.
Antenna jumper cables are connected.
Transmission cables are connected and, in case the
FIQA/FIYA is used in the PWE mode and the PW traffic is
transmitted via Gigabit Ethernet, the SFP module is installed.
Optional cables (EAC, Synchronisation, Site support interface, FPA interface, LMP, LMU cables) are connected as
needed.
Cables are routed correctly.
Empty slots are covered with dummy panels (in FCOA installations only).
All boots and caps are properly connected and IP-sealed.
Cables used are provided by Nokia Siemens Networks
(excluding site grounding, external power and antenna jumper
cables).
Cabinet roof is installed if applicable (in FCOA installations
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6 Appendix Installation tools and torque values


6.1

Installation tools for Flexi EDGE BTS


This list covers all Flexi EDGE BTS installation options: stack, wall, pole, Flexi Cabinet
for Indoor (FCIA), Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA), Citytalk cabinet, feederless sites.

Installation tools

Usage

ESD wrist strap and cable

Module/sub-module installation

TORX screwdriver set: T10, T20, T25, T45

Installing modules (T25)


Installing casing kits (T25)
Module grounding (T25)
FCIA/FCOA/FCFA/FCSA/FMFA mechanics
(T25)
Installing sub-modules (T20)
Fan plate assembly (T20)
Anchoring EMIA standoff casing and EMIB rack
plinth (T45)
FCIA site grounding (T45)
Isolating cable clamps (T10)
EMIA or EMIB door alarm kit (T10)

DC power terminal nuts (17 mm)


Plinth site grounding (13 mm)
FCOA site grounding (13 mm, 8 mm)
Anchoring cabinets/plinths (19 mm)

Unpacking
Routing cables through cable entries
Preparing power and ground cables

Socket or open-ended spanner (wrench) set:


8 mm (5/16 in.), 13 mm (1/2 in.), 17 mm (11/16 in.), 19 mm
(13/16 in.)
Torque wrench is recommended for fastening the DC input lug.
Folding knife

Adjustable wrench

General installation tool

Side cutters

Cutting tie wraps, general installation tool

Crimping tool for 16 mm2 (6 AWG), 25 mm2 (4 AWG), 35 mm2


(2 AWG), or 50 mm2 (1/0 AWG) cable lugs

Grounding and DC power input cables

Torque wrench for antenna cables (size depends on antenna


jumper/feeder cable size and manufacturer)

Connecting antenna cables to ERxA or ECxA

Cable ties

Routing cables

Tape measure

General installation tool

Flashlight, pocket lamp or torch

General installation tool

Drill with bit set:


For EMIA: 10 mm (3/8 in.) - 13 mm (1/2 in.)
For EMIB: 5 mm (3/16 in), 6 mm (7/32 in), 10 mm (3/8 in.), 13
mm (1/2 in), 64 mm (2 1/2 in.), Bi-metal hole saw

Table 7

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Anchoring cabinets/plinths (12 mm)


EMIB rack plinth rivet holes (5 mm)
EMIB top support C-plate fixing holes (6 mm)
EMIA/EMIB Citytalk cabinet bottom plate water
holes (13 mm)
Grommet hole drilling (64 mm, Bi-metal hole
saw)

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Installation tools

Usage

Marker, pen, or comparable tool

General installation tool

Pliers

General installation tool

Level

General installation tool

Flathead screwdriver

FPMA AC power terminals

4 mm (5/32 in.), 5 mm (3/16 in.), 6 mm (7/32 in.), 8 mm (5/16 in.)

VMPB/FPKA pole mounting kit (8 mm)


EMIA or EMIB installation (4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm)
Feederless sites (grounding kit) (5 mm)

Thread locking compound (medium strength, non-permanent),


for example Loctite 243 or equivalent

Installation on a pole or wall


FMSA

Allen (Hexagon) keys:

Vacuum cleaner or broom with dust pan

EMIA or EMIB installation

Saw

Feederless sites

Heat gun for cable shrinking sleeves

Feederless sites

Table 7

Installation tools (Cont.)

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Torque values
Nokia Siemens Networks strongly recommends that you tighten to the following torque
values. These values assume the use of a lubricated bolt or fastener. Use these values
unless stated otherwise.

DN70234447

Figure 21

Torque wrench

Size

Type

Usage

M3

Screw, TORX pan head EMIA and EMIB

0.7 - 1.0 Nm (0.52 -0.74


ft-lb)

M4

Screw, TORX cylinder


head

1.2 - 1.6 Nm (0.9 - 1.2 ftlb)

M4

Screw, TORX pan head


or thumb (knurled head)

FCSA and FCFA fans

M5

M5

Screw, TORX thumb


(knurled head) or pan
head)
Screw, TORX pan head
or thumb (knurled
head), slotted flathead

EWxx and FIxA installation


ESMA, EXxA, ECxA, ESEA, and
FPDA fan plate assembly
FMAA

EMTA (2U) front and rear covers

Torque

2.7-3.3 Nm (1.99-2.43 ftlb)

2.0 - 2.5 Nm (1.5-1.8 ft-lb)

EMHA (3U) front and rear covers

EMTA and EMHA casings and


cable entries
Mounting modules
Auxiliary boxes
EMIA and EMIB
Module grounding
FCIA site grounding (NEBS)
FMAA
Module grounding

M5

Nut, Hex

M6

Screw, Allen or TORX


head

M6

Nut, Hex

EMIA and EMIB

4.2-5.5 Nm (3.1-4.05 ft-lb)

M8

Screw, TORX or hex


head

FCIA/EMIA/EMIB/plinth site grounding

8.0-10.0 Nm (5.9-7.37 ftlb)

M8

Nut, Hex

FCOA site grounding

5 Nm

M8

Screw, hex head

Plinth adapter mechanics

10.0 Nm (7.37 ft-lb)

Table 8

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FCOA site grounding

3.5-4.2 Nm (2.58-3.10 ftlb)

EMIA and EMIB


FMAA

3 Nm
4.2-5.8 Nm (3.1-4.28 ft-lb)

Torque values for the BTS

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Type

Usage

Torque

M10

Nut, Hex

ESMA, ESEA, FPDA and EOCA DC


power terminals

10.0 - 14.0 Nm (7.0 - 9.8 ft


-lb)

M10

Bolt, Allen head

VMPB/FPKA pole mounting kits

29 Nm (21.4 ft-lb)

M12 (15/32
in.)

Anchoring bolts

Anchoring FCIA/FCOA/FMFA to floor 49.0 Nm (36.1 ft-lb)


(not included in Flexi EDGE delivery)

7/16 DIN

Antenna connector

Antenna jumper cables (not included


in Flexi EDGE delivery)

Table 8

25 Nm (18.5 ft-lb

Torque values for the BTS (Cont.)

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7 Appendix Bending diameter for cables


7.1

Bending diameter for cables


The table below shows the minimum bending diameter of Flexi EDGE BTS cables.
Static bending diameter refers to the allowed bend while the cable is fixed (for example,
when the cable is tied to the side of the cabinet). Dynamic bending diameter refers to
the allowed bend while the cable is in motion (for example while routing the cable
through the cable entry).
For the bending diameter of antenna jumper cables, refer to the cable manufacturer.

Cable
Cable name

Cable code

RF cable 172 mm (6.8 in.)

994931

RF cable 275 mm (10.8 in.)

994933

RF cable 1300 mm (51.2 in.)

994936

RF cable 71 mm (2.8 in.)

Static bending
diameter

Dynamic bending
diameter

30 mm (1.2 in.)

35 mm (1.4 in.)

994980

18 mm (0.7 in.)

18 mm (0.7 in.)

Bus cable 1054 mm (41.5 in.)

994938

40 mm (1.6 in.)

45 mm (1.8 in.)

Bus cable 1554 mm (61.2 in.)

994939

Power cable 1188 mm (46.8 in.)

994940

45 mm (1.8 in.)

50 mm (2.0 in.)

Optical cables

1)

140 mm (5.6 in.)

140 mm (5.6 in.)

DP cable

994969

40 mm (1.6 in.)

45 mm (1.8 in.)

EMCA LMP cable

471370

Sync cable for Flexi

471371

Sync cable for UltraSite

471372

Sync LMU cable

471377

Q1 cable

471384

MIBBU EPA alarm cable

471464

Clock test cable

471521

Table 9

Bending diameter of Flexi EDGE BTS cables


1) See the product codes for optical cables in Contents of the transmission cable deliveries (FIQA FIYA) in Flexi EDGE BTS System Module (ESMA) Description and
Contents of the optical cable deliveries in Optional Items Description.

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8 Appendix Configuration features


8.1
8.1.1

Flexi EDGE BTS configuration features


RF Cable Auto-detection
The Flexi EDGE Base Station supports automatic RF Cable Auto-detection during commissioning for common configurations. RF Cable Auto-detection reduces integration
time because RF cabling does not need to be manually defined.
For a description of RF Cable Auto-detection, see Auto-detection of Site Configuration
and RF Cable Auto-detection in the Flexi EDGE BTS Feature Descriptions document.
For information on supported configurations, see RF auto-detection supported configurations in the Flexi EDGE BTS Commissioning document.

8.1.2

Optimised configurations
Upgrade-optimised configurations
In upgrade-optimised configurations, odd-number sectors (such as 1+1, 3+3+3, 5+5)
are built like the next even-numbered configurations. For example, a 1+1 configuration
is built like a 2+2 configuration, although the site is operational as a 1+1. This allows
easy future expansion with reduced downtime. A site visit may not be needed for expansion.
RF Cable Auto-detection is supported with upgrade-optimised configurations.
For examples of RF cabling in upgrade-optimised configurations, see figures Example
of a 1+1 upgrade-optimised configuration with Rx diversity below and RF cables in
1+1+1/2+2+2 bypass 2UD configuration in section Connecting RF cables.

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RxAO-RxAI*

RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB

TxB-TxB

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TRX4

TRX1

TRX2

Sector 1

TRX3

TxA-TxA RxAO-RxAI*

RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB

*RxAO-RxAI is pre-installed

TxB-TxB
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The dotted line indicates that the cable is installed but it is not in use.
Figure 22

Example of a 1+1 upgrade-optimised configuration with Rx diversity

Cost-optimised configurations
In cost-optimised configurations, the Dual TRX Module (EXxA) carriers (A and B) are
split into separate cell areas. Only pairs of odd-numbered configurations can be costoptimised (such as 1+1, 3+3). Cost-optimised configurations minimise the number of
modules and are not recommended if future expansion is possible at the site.
RF Cable Auto-detection supports cost-optimised configurations.
See the following figure for a 3+3+3 cost-optimized configuration with RTC.

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Appendix Configuration features

3+3+3 cost-optimized wiith RTC

For more examples of RF cabling in cost-optimised configurations, see figures RX


cables in a cost-optimised 3+3 configuration and TX cables in a cost-optimised 3+3 configuration in section 3+3 2-way 2UD cost-optimised configuration.
Antenna-optimised configurations
Antenna-optimised configurations allow the Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) sides A and
B to be split into separate cell areas. This minimises the number of antennas.
A sector must have two or more antennas to support Rx diversity, as Rx diversity is not
supported across BTS cells.
RF Cable Auto-detection supports antenna-optimised configurations with one exception: a BCF reset is needed instead of a sector reset, if any changes to RF cabling are
made during runtime.

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RxA-RxA1
TxA-TxA

RxB1-RxB

Sector 1

OUT-TxA

TxB-TxB

Sector 2

DN

DN

RxA0-RxAI*

TxA-TxA
RxA-RxB1

RxB-RxB2

TxB-TxB
OUT-TxB
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TxA-TxA

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RxB-RxB1
RxA-RxA1

RxB-RxB2

TRX5

TxB-TxB

TRX6

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TRX7

Sector 1

TRX3

TRX2

TRX1
TxA-TxA RxA0-RxAI

RxA-RxA1

RxA-RxA2 RxB-RxB1

TxB-TxB
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Antenna sharing (co-siting)


The Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) can be configured to share the Rx diversity signal
between Flexi EDGE BTS and an external BTS (or other receiver).
For details, see Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA) Description.

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Internal switching to 4-way uplink diversity (4UD)


Flexi EDGE BTS uses an internal switch to designate configurations as 2-way uplink
diversity (2UD) or 4-way uplink diversity (4UD). The switch is based on the Site Configuration File (SCF):

If RxDivA/B connectors are not defined as in use in the SCF, the switch is set to
2UD.
If RxDivA/B connectors are defined as in use in the SCF, the switch is set to 4UD.

The Site Configuration Files are used for commissioning the Flexi EDGE BTS. For
details, see Flexi EDGE BTS Commissioning.
The RxDivA/B connectors on the Dual TRX (EXxA) Module are also used for configurations which require splitting a Dual TRX Module into separate cell areas (such as costoptimised configurations, 1+3).
For details about the Dual TRX Module connectors, see Dual TRX Module (EXxA)
Description.

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Mixed Remote Tune Combiner (ECxA) and Dual Duplexer


Module (ERxA) configurations
Configurations with a mix of Remote Tune Combiner (ECxA) and Dual Duplexer Module
(ERxA) sectors are allowed. In these configurations, BUS and PWR cabling should
follow table Bus and internal power cabling in mixed Remote Tune Combiner and Dual
Duplexer Module configurations. The table shows to which ESMA and ESEA BUS and
PWR connectors the cables from each EXxA and ECxA must be connected.
A maximum of two Remote Tune Combiner Modules and nine Dual Duplexer Modules
are allowed per site in mixed Remote Tune Combiner and Dual Duplexer Module configurations. For RF cabling instructions, follow the appropriate instructions for each
sector.
Module

ESMA BUS

ESMA PWR

ESEA BUS

ESEA PWR

ECxA 1

1/7

ECxA 2

2/8

EXxA 1

1/7

EXxA 2

2/8

EXxA 3

EXxA 4

EXxA 5

EXxA 6

EXxA 7

4/10

EXxA 8

5/11

EXxA 9

6/12

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9 Appendix Common configurations


9.1

Common cabinet configurations


The following table gives details about common, symmetrical hardware configurations
for FCIA and FCOA installations. For details about asymmetric configurations, see
Common sector configurations.
For details about RF cable autodetection and SCF template files, see Flexi EDGE BTS
Commissioning.

Config.

TX com- RX
bining
div.

# of
EXxA

# of
ERxA

# of
EWxx

# of
ECxA

# of
ESMA

# of
ESEA

# of
FPDA
1)

# of
FPAA/
(FPMA)

# of
antenna
s

1)

1+1

Bypass

No/
1UD

1 to 2
Omni

Bypass

2UD

2-way

1UD

3-4

4-way

1UD

3 Omni

2-way

2UD

4 Omni

2-way

2UD

5 Omni

4-way

2UD

6 Omni

4-way

2UD

7 Omni

4-way

2UD

8 Omni

4-way

2UD

3 to 4
Omni

RTC

1UD
2UD

1UD=1
2UD=2

5 to 6
Omni

RTC

1UD
2UD

1 to 2

1UD=1
2UD=2

7 to 8
Omni

RTC

1UD
2UD

9 to 10
Omni

RTC

1UD
2UD

11 to 12
Omni

RTC

1UD
2UD

1+1

Bypass

2UD

2+2

Bypass

2UD

3+3
(upgrade
opt.)

Bypass

2UD

3+3 (cost
opt.)

Bypass

2UD

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TX com- RX
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div.

# of
EXxA

# of
ERxA

# of
EWxx

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# of
ECxA

# of
ESMA

# of
ESEA

# of
FPDA
1)

# of
FPAA/
(FPMA)

# of
antenna
s

1)

4+4

Bypass

2UD

4+4

RTC

1UD
2UD

1UD=2
2UD=4

6+12

RTC

1UD
2UD

1UD=5
2UD=6

1+1+1/

Bypass

2UD

1/2

DP

2UD
or
4UD

3 or 4

DP

2UD
or
4UD

1+1+1

DP

2UD

2+2+2

DP

2UD

1+1+1

IDD/DP

4UD

0 or 3

12

2+2+2

IDD/DP

4UD

0 or 6

12

3+3+3
(upgrade
opt.)

2-way

2UD

4+4+4

2-way

2UD

4+4+4

RTC

1UD
2UD

1UD=3
2UD=6

5+5+5

4-way

2UD

15

6+6+6

4-way

2UD

15

7+7+7

4-way

2UD

12

18

6+6+6

RTC

1UD
2UD

1UD=3
2UD=6

8+8+8

4-way

1UD
2UD

12

18

2+2+2 &
2+2+2

Bypass

2UD

12

2+2+2

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# of
ERxA

# of
EWxx

# of
ECxA

# of
ESMA

# of
ESEA

# of
FPDA
1) 2)

# of
# of
FPAA/ antenn
(FPMA) as
1) 3)

3+3
costopt.

2-way

2UD

5+5
costopt.

4-way

2UD

10

3+3+3
costopt.

2-way

2UD

6 antopt.

2-way

2UD

6+6
ant-opt.

2-way

2UD

6+6+6
ant-opt.

2-way

2UD

12 antopt.

4-way

2UD

12+12
ant-opt.

4-way

2UD

12

18

3 antopt.

Bypass

2UD

3+3
ant-opt.

Bypass

2UD

3+3+3
costopt.

RTC

2UD

5+5+5
costopt.

RTC

2UD

7+7+7
costopt.

RTC

2UD

11

12

RTC

2UD

14

12

4)

9+9+9
costopt.
4)

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1)

Optional depending on the external power source.

2)

Three FPDAs are needed for a full 24-carrier configuration.

3) One FPAA supports five normal carriers and one FPMA provides a maximum of four
FPAAs slots.

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4) Requires two separate cabinets and logical BCFs which then can be segmented with
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# of
carriers

TX combining

RX div.

# of
EXxA

# of
ERxA

# of
EWxx

# of
ECxA

# of
ESMA

# of
ESEA

# of
antennas

Bypass

1UD

Bypass

2UD

Bypass

2UD

Bypass

2UD

Bypass

2UD

DP

2UD

DP

2UD

DP

2UD or
4UD

2UD=3,
4UD=4

DP

2UD or
4UD

IDD or DP

4UD

IDD=0,
DP=1

IDD

2UD

IDD or DP

4UD

IDD=0,
DP=2

IDD

2UD

2-way

1UD

2-way

2UD

2-way

2UD

3-4

4-way

1UD

5 to 8

4-way

2UD

3 to 4

5 to 6

RTC

1UD
2UD

Up to
3

1UD=1
2UD=2

1UD
2UD

4 to 6

Up to 6

(6-way)
7 to 12

RTC
(6-way)

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10 Appendix Creating common configurations


10.1

4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in FCIA


For creating this configuration, you need:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


3 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
6 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 FCIA
If 24V DC or AC power is used, see module installation order in Optional power
modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

The following figures show the module installation order and cabling for this configuration. For detailed instructions on how to install the cabinet and install and cable the
modules, see document Installing Flexi Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) and sections Installing
the modules for a 2+2+2 configuration and Connecting cabling for a 2+2+2 configuration
in this document.

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5 HU
EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxx
EWxx

ESMA
EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxx
EWxx

EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxx
EWxx

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Modules in a 3+3+3/4+4+4 2-way 2UD FCIA configuration (with EWxA)

If you are using the optional power modules or other optional items, see instructions in
Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

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DN

External
power
cables

DN

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Pre installed

DN

ER_A
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BUS-BUS6

DN

BUS-BUS5

BUS-BUS4
DN

BUS-BUS3

BUS-BUS2

DN

BUS-BUS1

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PWR-PWR6

DN

PWR-PWR5

PWR-PWR4
DN

PWR-PWR3

PWR-PWR2

DN

PWR-PWR1

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TxA-TxA

TxB-TxB

RxAO-RxAI*
DN

OUT-TxB

TxB-TxB

TxA-OUT

TxA-TxA
*pre-installed

TX Cables

RxA-RxA2

RxB-RxB2

DN

RxAO-RxAI*

RxA-RxA1

RxB-RxB1

RX Cables

*pre-installed
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DN

DN

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Transmission cables

DN

DN

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4+4+4 4-way 1UD configuration


The figure below shows the RF cabling for a 4+4+4 4-way 1UD configuration. For
module installation order, follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration.

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10.3

4+4+4 bypass 2UD configuration


The figure below shows the RF cabling for a 4+4+4 bypass 2UD configuration. For
module installation order, see the instructions for a 2+2+2 and 2+2+2 dual band configuration.
RxAO-RxAI*
TXB-TxB

TXA-TxA

TXA-TxA

TXB-TxB

TX Cables

RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB

RxAO-RxAI*

RX Cables
RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB
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6 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration in cabinets


To create a 6 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration, you will need the following modules:

3 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
5 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)

If 24V DC or AC power is used, see Common cabinet configurations for power module
requirements.
Modules are installed in the same order as in a stack installation. See figure Module
installation order in 6 Omni configuration in a stack in document Creating Stack, Wall
and Pole Configurations.
The following figure shows the RF cabling. For all other cables, follow the instructions
for creating a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration.

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RxA - RxA3

RxB - RxB3

RxAO - RxAI*
RxA - RxA2

RxB - RxB2

RxA - RxA1

RxB - RxB1

TxB - OUT
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB

OUT - TxB
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB

TxA - OUT

TxB - OUT

TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB
TxA - OUT
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6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA


To create a 6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configuration, you need the following modules:

9 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


3 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
15 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)

If 24 V or AC power is used, see tables in Common cabinet configurations for 24 V DC


or AC power module requirements.
The following figure shows the module installation order. The 2U and 5U gaps are recommended for future expansion.

5U
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx

DN

ERxA
DN

DN

ESMA
2U

EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx

DN

ERxA
DN

DN

ESEA
2U

EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx

DN

ERxA
DN

DN

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Module installation order for a 6+6+6 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA

The following figure shows RF cabling for one sector. For all other cables, follow the
instructions for a 4+4+4 2-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA.

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RxA - RxA3

RxB - RxB3

RxAO - RxAI*
RxA - RxA2

RxB - RxB2

RxA - RxA1

RxB - RxB1

TxB - OUT
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB

OUT - TxB
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB

TxA - OUT

TxB - OUT

TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB
TxA - OUT
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8 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration in cabinets


To create an 8 Omni 4-Way 2UD configuration, you need the following modules:

4 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
6 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)

If 24V DC or AC power is used, see Common cabinet configurations for power module
requirements.
Modules are installed in the same order as in a stack installation. See figure Module
installation order in 8 Omni configuration in a stack in document Creating Stack, Wall
and Pole Configurations.
The following figures show the RF cabling. For all other cables, follow the instructions
for a 4+4+4 2-Way 2UD configuration.
RxA - RxA4

DN

RxA - RxA3

RxB - RxB4

RxB - RxB3

RxAO - RxAI*
RxA - RxA2

RxB - RxB2

RxA - RxA1

RxB - RxB1

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OUT - TxA
TxA - TxA
TxB - TxB
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB
TxB - OUT

OUT - TxB
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB

TxA - OUT

TxB - OUT

TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB
TxA - OUT
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8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA


To create an 8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configuration, you will need the following modules:

12 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


3 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
18 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)

The 24 V DC and AC power options are not supported in Flexi Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA)
with 8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configurations because of lack of cabinet space. If a 3rd party
cabinet, which has sufficient space, is used, see the tables in Common cabinet configurations for 24V DC or AC power module requirements.

3U space
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx

DN

DN

ERxA
DN

DN

ESMA
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx

DN

DN

ERxA
DN

DN

ESEA
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx
EXxA
EWxx

DN

DN

ERxA
DN

DN

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Module installation order for an 8+8+8 configuration in FCIA

For installation instructions for the System Extension Module, see Installing a System
Extension Module (ESEA) in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

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The figures below show how to connect the RF, bus and internal power cables. For other
cables, see Connecting cabling for a 2+2+2 configuration.
For detailed bus and power cabling rules for configurations having a System Extension
Module, see Appendix Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Extension
Module (ESEA).
Use an extension bus cable 994939 to connect the top (or farthest) Dual TRX Module
to the System Extension Module. For all other Dual TRX Module connections, use the
standard bus cable 994938.
Two 994939 cables are provided in the System Extension Module delivery. Keep the
other cable as a spare. It can be used to connect the System Extension Module to the
System Module, or to connect another Dual TRX Module to the System Extension
Module if required by 3rd party cabinet installations or if there are other special cable
routing requirements.
RxA - RxA4

DN

RxA - RxA3

RxB - RxB4

RxB - RxB3

RxAO - RxAI*
RxA - RxA2

RxB - RxB2

RxA - RxA1

RxB - RxB1

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TxA - TxA
TxB - TxB
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB
TxB - OUT

OUT - TxB
TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB

TxA - OUT

TxB - OUT

TxA - TxA

TxB - TxB
TxA - OUT
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BUS 12
DN

BUS 11
DN

ExxA 12
ExxA 11

BUS 10
DN

BUS 9
DN

ExxA 10
ExxA 9

BUS 8
DN

BUS 7
DN

BUS 6
DN

BUS 5
DN

ExxA 8
ExxA 7
ExxA 6
ExxA 5
BUS OUTBUS IN

BUS 4
DN

ExxA 4

BUS 3
DN

ExxA 3

BUS 2
DN

BUS 1
DN

ExxA 2
ExxA 1
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ESMA PWR 2/8
ESMA PWR 1/7
ESMA PWR 6/12

DN

DN

DN

DN

ExxA 12
ExxA 11
ExxA 10
ExxA 9

ESMA PWR 5/11


ESMA PWR 4/10

DN

DN

ExxA 8
ExxA 7

ESEA PWR 6/12


ESEA PWR 5/11

DN

DN

ESEA PWR 4/10


ESEA PWR 3/9
ESEA PWR 2/8
ESEA PWR 1/7

DN

DN

DN

DN

ExxA 6
ExxA 5

ExxA 4
ExxA 3
ExxA 2
ExxA 1
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10.8.1

DP and IDD configurations


1+1+1 DP 2UD configuration in FCIA
To create this configuration, you need the same modules as for a 2+2+2 bypass 2UD
configuration. In addition, DP Wideband Combiner Sub-Modules (EWxA) must be
installed.
Double Power TRX (DP TRX) is a licence-based application software product. The
licence file must be installed in the BSC before activating the site.
If you use 24 V DC or AC power, see section Common cabinet configurations for power
module requirements.
The optional power modules are not shown in the figures. If you use 24 V DC or AC
power, see Optional power modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

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ERxA
EXxA
EWxA

DN

ESMA

2U
ERxA
EXxA
EWxA

DN

2U
ERxA
EXxA
EWxA

DN

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TxA-OUT RxAO-RxAI*

RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB

DN

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Figure 47

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2+2+2 DP 2UD configuration


The figure below shows the RF cabling for a 2+2+2 DP 2UD configuration.
The module installation order is otherwise the same as in a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration, except Double Power TRX Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxA) must be
used.
In wall and pole installation, you will also need 1 Pole and Wall Cable (EPCA) Kit.
Double Power TRX (DP TRX) is a licence-based application software product. The
licence file must be installed in the BSC before activating the site.

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1+1+1 or 2+2+2 DP 4UD configuration in FCIA


To create this configuration, you will need the following modules:

1 System Module (ESMA)


1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
6 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
6 DP Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxA)

You will also need 4 Upgrade Cable (EUCA) Kits (12 cables).
Note that the effect of using the EUCA Kit for Tx cabling is 0.7 dB with high band, and
0.45 dB with low band. Nokia Siemens Networks recommends only using the EUCA
cables for Rx cabling in DP configurations.
Double Power TRX (DP TRX) is a licence-based application software product. The
licence file must be installed in the BSC before activating the site.
If you use 24 V DC or AC power, see section Common cabinet configurations for power
module requirements.
In 1+1+1 DP 4UD configurations, the second Dual TRX Module per sector is required to
provide power and control for the second Dual Duplexer Module. The second Wideband
Combiner Sub-module is required because full RF cabling is needed to enable RF
Cabling Auto-detection.
The optional power modules are not shown in the figures. If you use 24 V DC or AC
power, see Optional power modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

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6U
ERxA
EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA

DN

EWxA
EWxA

ESMA
ERxA
EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
ERxA

EWxA

DN

EWxA

DN

EWxA

EXxA
ERxA
EXxA
DN

EWxA

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The following figures show the DP/RF cabling. For all other cables, follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in FCIA.

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DP-DP

OUT-TXB

TXB-TXB

TXA-TxA

OUT-TxA

TXA-TxA

TX Cables
DP-DP

RxA1RxADiv

TXB-TXB

RxA2RxA

*pre-installed

RxB1-RxB

RxAO-RxAI*
RxA Div-RxA2

RxA1-RxA

RX Cables
RxB DivRxB2

Rx2-RxB1

RxB2RxB Div

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3 DP 2UD or 4UD configuration in FCIA


A 3 DP 2UD configuration uses 3 antennas and a 3 DP 4UD uses 4 antennas.
To create a 3 DP configuration, you will need the following modules:

1 System Module (ESMA)


1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
3 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
2 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
3 DP Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxA)

For a 3 DP 4UD configuration, you will also need 2 Upgrade Cable (EUCA) Kits (6
cables).
Note that the effect of using the EUCA Kit for Tx cabling is 0.7 dB with high band, and
0.45 dB with low band. Nokia Siemens Networks recommends only using the EUCA
cables for Rx cabling in DP configurations.
Double Power TRX (DP TRX) is a licence-based application software product. The
licence file must be installed in the BSC before activating the site.
If you use 24 V DC or AC power, see section Common cabinet configurations for power
module requirements.
The figures below show the module installation order and DP and RF cabling. For all
other cabling instructions, see the instructions for creating a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in FCIA.

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3U
(Reserved for optional
power modules)
2U
(reserved for expansion)

EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
DN

EWxA
EWxA
EWxA

ESMA

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TxB-TxB
DN

TxA-TxA

OUT-TxB

RxAO-RxAI*

TxB-TxB
TxA-TxA
RxAO-RxAI*

OUT-TxB

TxA-OUT
TxB-TxB
TxA-TxA

TX Cables

DP-DP

RxA-RxA1

DN

RxAO-RxAI*

RxB-RxB1

RxA-RxA2
RxB-RxB2
RxAO-RxAI*

RX Cables

RxA1-RxA

DP-DP

RxB1-RxB

*pre-installed
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TxB-TxB
DN

TxA-TxA

OUT-TxB

RxAO-RxAI*

TxB-TxB
TxA-TxA
RxAO-RxAI*

OUT-TxB

TxA-OUT
TxB-TxB
TxA-TxA

TX Cables

DP-DP

RxA-RxA3
DN

RxA Div-RxA3
RxB-RxB3

RxAO-RxAI*

RxB Div-RxB3
RxA2-RxA Div
RxA1-RxA Div

RxB1-RxB Div

RxA-RxA2

RxB2-RxB Div
RxB-RxB2

RxAO-RxAI*

RX Cables

RxA1-RxA

DP-DP

RxB1-RxB

*pre-installed
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10.8.5

4 DP 2UD or 4UD configuration in FCIA


A 4 DP 2UD configuration uses 3 antennas and a 4DP 4UD uses 4 antennas.
To create a 4 DP configuration, you will need the following modules:

1 System Module (ESMA)


1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
4 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
2 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
4 DP Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxA)

For a 4 DP 4UD configuration, you will also need 3 Upgrade Cable (EUCA) Kits (8
cables).
Note that the effect of using the EUCA Kit for Tx cabling is 0.7 dB with high band, and
0.45 dB with low band. Nokia Siemens Networks recommends only using the EUCA
cables for Rx cabling in DP configurations.
Double Power TRX (DP TRX) is a licence-based application software product. The
licence file must be installed in the BSC before activating the site.
If you use 24 V DC or AC power, see section Common cabinet configurations for power
module requirements.
The figures below show the module installation order and DP and RF cabling. For all
other cabling instructions, see the instructions for creating a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in FCIA.

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DN

3U
(Reserved for optional
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EWxA

EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
DN

EWxA
EWxA
EWxA

ESMA

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TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

DN

OUT-TxA

DN

TxA-TxA
RxAO-RxAI*

TxB-TxB
OUT-TxB

TxA-TxA
TxB-TxB
OUT-TxB
RxAO-RxAI*
TxA-OUT

TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

TX Cables

DP-DP

DN

RxA-RxA2

RxB-RxB2

RxA-RxA3
DN

RxB-RxB1

RxA-RxA2
RxAO-RxAI*

RxA-RxA2
RxAO-RxAI*

RxB-RxB2

RX Cables

RxA1-RxA

DP-DP

RxB-RxB1

*pre-installed
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TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

DN

OUT-TxA

DN

TxA-TxA
RxAO-RxAI*

TxB-TxB
OUT-TxB

TxA-TxA
TxB-TxB
OUT-TxB
RxAO-RxAI*
TxA-OUT

TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

TX Cables

DP-DP
RxA DivRxA4

RxBRxB4

RxA-RxA4
DN

RxB DivRxB4
RxB-RxB3

RxA-RxA3
RxA DivRxA3

DN

RxB DivRxB3
RxB DivRxB1

RxAO-RxAI*
RxA2RxA Div

RxB-RxB2
RxARxA2
RxB DivRxB2

RX Cables
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10.8.6

1+1+1 or 2+2+2 IDD 4UD configuration in FCIA


To create a 1+1+1/2+2+2 DP 4UD configuration, you will need the following modules:

1 System Module (ESMA)


1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
6 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)

You will also need 4 Upgrade Cable (EUCA) Kits (12 cables).
Note that the effect of using the EUCA Kit for Tx cabling is 0.7 dB with high band, and
0.45 dB with low band. Nokia Siemens Networks recommends only using the EUCA
cables for Rx cabling in IDD configurations.
If you use 24 V DC or AC power, see section Common cabinet configurations for power
module requirements.
The following figures show the module installation order and RF cabling. For all other
cabling instructions, follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in
FCIA.
In 1+1+1 IDD 4UD configurations, full RF cabling for 2+2+2 IDD 4UD is needed to
enable RF Cabling Auto-detection. It is also recommended for future expansion.

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ERxA
EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
DN

ESMA
ERxA
EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
ERxA

DN

EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA
DN

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TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

TxA-TxA

TX Cables
*pre-installed

RxA1RxA Div

RxA2RxA

RxB1-RxB

RxAO-RxAI*
RxA Div-RxA2

RxA1-RxA

RX Cables
RxB DivRxB2

RxB-RxB1

RxB2RxB Div

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10.9.1

RTC configurations
4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA
To create a 4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration, you need:

4 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
2 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)

If 24 V or AC power is used, see tables in Common cabinet configurations for 24 V DC


or AC power module requirements.
The following figures show the module installation order for a 4+4 RTC configuration and
RF cabling for a 4+4 RTC 2UD configuration. For one RTC 1UD configuration, connect
RX_ext_In to RX_ext_Out with EUCA RF-cable.
For all the other cables, follow the instructions in 4+4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration
in FCIA (excluding the cables for the third sector).

ECxA
DN

DN

EXxA
EXxA
ESMA

ECxA
EXxA
DN

DN

EXxA
ESEA

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Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Tx2 - TxA

Tx5 - TxB

Tx1 - TxA

Tx4 - TxB

Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Rx3 - RxA

Rx6 - RxB

Rx1 - RxA

Rx4 - RxB

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4+4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA


To create a 4+4+4 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration, you need:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 System Module (ESMA
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
3 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)

If 24 V or AC power is used, see tables in Common cabinet configurations for 24 V DC


or AC power module requirements. Note that if this site will eventually expand to a
6+6+6 RTC configuration, 24 V or AC power is not supported in the Flexi Cabinet for
Indoor (FCIA) because of lack of space.
The following figure shows the module installation order. The 2U gaps are recommended for future expansion.

2U
ECxA
EXxA

DN

EXxA

DN

ESMA
2U
ECxA
EXxA
EXxA

DN

DN

ESEA
2U
ECxA
DN

EXxA
EXxA

DN

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Module installation order for an 4+4+4 RTC configuration in FCIA (optimised for expansion)

Table Bus and power cabling on the ESMA and ESEA for 4+4+4 RTC 2UD configuration
shows to which ESMA and ESEA BUS and PWR connectors the cables from each EXxA
and ECxA must be connected. Gaps are left in the ports for Dual TRX Module 3, 6, and
9 for future expansion to a 6+6+6 RTC configuration.

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Combiner Module. See Appendix Bus and internal power cabling principles for System
Extension Module (ESEA).
Module

ESMA BUS

ESMA PWR

ESEA BUS

ESEA PWR

EXxA 1

1/7

EXxA 2

2/8

EXxA 3
(unused)

3 (unused)

3/9 (unused)

EXxA 4

4/10

EXxA 5

5/11

EXxA 6 (left
open)

6 (unused)

6/12 (unused)

EXxA 7

4/10

EXxA 8

5/11

EXxA 9 (left
open)

6/12 (unused)

9 (unused)

ECxA 1

1/7

ECxA 2

2/8

ECxA 3

3/9

Table 14

Bus and internal power cabling on the ESMA and ESEA for 4+4+4 RTC
2UD configuration

The figure below shows the RF cabling for a 4+4+4 RTC 2UD configuration. For one
RTC 1UD configuration, connect RX_ext_In to RX_ext_Out with EUCA RF-cable.
For all other cables, follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration in FCIA.

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Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Tx2 - TxA

Tx5 - TxB

Tx1 - TxA

Tx4 - TxB

Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Rx3 - RxA

Rx6 - RxB

Rx1 - RxA

Rx4 - RxB

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6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA


To create a 6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration, you need:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
2 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)
If 24V DC or AC power is used, see module installation order in Optional power
modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

ESMA
EXxA
ECxA
EXxA
EXxA
ESEA
EXxA
ECxA
EXxA
EXxA

Figure 63

Module installation order in a 6+6 RTC configuration in FCIA

The following figure shows the RF cabling for a 6+6 RTC 2UD configuration.
For one RTC 1UD configuration, connect RX_ext_In to RX_ext_Out with EUCA RFcable.
For bus and power cabling, see Appendix Bus and internal power cabling principles for
System Extension Module (ESEA).
All Remote Tune Combiner Module power and bus cables must be connected to the
System Module. All Dual TRX Module bus cables must be connected to the System
Extension Module.

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For all other cables, follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-Way 2UD configuration in
FCIA.

Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Tx3 - TxA

Tx6 - TxB

Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Tx1 - TxA

Tx4 - TxB
Tx5 - TxB

Tx2 - TxA

Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Rx3 - RxA

Rx6 - RxB

Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Rx2 - RxA

Rx4 - RxB

Rx1 - RxA

Rx5 - RxB

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6+6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA


To create this configuration, you need:

9 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
3 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)

24 V DC and AC power options are not supported in Flexi Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) with
6+6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configurations because of lack of cabinet space. If a 3rd party
cabinet, which has sufficient space, is used, see the tables in Common cabinet configurations for 24V DC or AC power module requirements.

EXxA

DN

ECxA
EXxA

DN

EXxA

DN

ESMA
EXxA

DN

ECxA
DN

EXxA

DN

EXxA
ESEA
EXxA

DN

ECxA
EXxA

DN

EXxA

DN

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Module installation order in a 6+6+6 RTC configuration in FCIA

The following figure shows the RF cabling for a 6+6+6 RTC 2UD configuration.
For one RTC 1UD configuration, connect RX_ext_In to RX_ext_Out with EUCA RFcable.
For all other cables, follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-Way 2UD configuration in
FCIA.

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Combiner Module. See section Bus and internal power cabling principles for System
Extension Module (ESEA).
Use an extension bus cable 994939 to connect the top (or farthest) Dual TRX Module
to the System Extension Module. For all other Dual TRX Module connections, use the
standard bus cable 994938.
Two 994939 cables are provided in the System Extension Module delivery. Keep the
other cable as a spare. It can be used to connect the System Extension Module to the
System Module, or to connect another Dual TRX Module to the System Extension
Module if required by 3rd party cabinet installations or if there are other special cable
routing requirements.

Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Tx3 - TxA

Tx6 - TxB

Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Tx1 - TxA

Tx4 - TxB
Tx5 - TxB

Tx2 - TxA

Optional cable for


1 UD configuration
Rx3 - RxA

Rx6 - RxB

Rx ext Out

Rx ext In

Rx2 - RxA

Rx4 - RxB

Rx1 - RxA

Rx5 - RxB

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10.9.5

12 Omni RTC 1UD/2UD configuration


To create this configuration, you need:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
2 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)
1 Upgrade Cable Kit (EUCA)
If 24V DC or AC power is used, see module installation order in Optional power
modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

Review the bus and power cabling rules for configurations having a Remote Tune
Combiner Module in section Bus and internal power cabling principles for System Extension Module (ESEA).
All Remote Tune Combiner Module power and bus cables must be connected to the
System Module. All Dual TRX Module bus cables must be connected to the System
Extension Module.
For module installation order and cabling, see the instructions for a 6+6 RTC 1UD or
2UD configuration. In addition, connect the EUCA RF cables:

Connect RX_ext_In of the top RTC to RX_ext_Out of the lower RTC.


Connect RX_ext_Out of the top RTC to RX_ext_In of the lower RTC.

Route the EUCA RF cables along the sides of the cabinet so that the cables do not
block installation or removal of the Dual TRX Module.

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12+12+12 RTC 1UD/2UD configuration in FCIA


To create this configuration, you need the following modules:

18 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


2 System Modules (ESMA)
2 transmission sub-modules (FIxA)
6 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
2 System Extension Modules (ESEA)
2 EUCA Upgrade Cable Kits
1 ESFA Synchronization Cable

The following figures show the module installation and RF diversity cabling. For instructions on other cables, see 6+6+6 RTC 1UD or 2UD configuration in FCIA.

DN

DN

EXxA
ECxA

Sector 2

DN

DN

EXxA Sector 2

DN

DN

EXxA
ESMA

DN

DN

EXxA
ECxA

DN

DN

DN

DN

EXxA
EXxA
ESEA

DN

DN

EXxA

Sector 1

Sector 3
ECxA
DN

DN

DN

DN

EXxA
EXxA
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BCF-1: 12+6
BCF-2: 6+12
Each BCF consists of: 1xESMA+1xESEA+1xFIxA+9xDTRX+3xECxA.
ESMAs must be synchronised with ESFA cable.
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Rx ext Out - Rx ext In

DN

DN

DN

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sharing the same antennas as shown in the figure.
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Dual band configurations


2+2+2 and 2+2+2 by-pass 2UD configuration in FCIA
For creating a 2+2+2 and 2+2+2 dual band configuration, you need:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


6 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
If 24V DC or AC power is used, see module installation order in Optional power
modules (FPDA and FPMA) in Flexi EDGE BTS configurations in document Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

The following figure shows the module installation order. For instructions on cabling, see
the following:

RF cabling: follow the instructions for a 2+2+2 bypass 2UD configuration.


All other cabling: follow the instructions for a 4+4+4 2-way 2UD configuration.

If you are using the optional power modules or other optional items, see instructions in
Installing Flexi EDGE BTS Optional Items.

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ERxA
EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA

DN

ERxA
EXxA

DN

ESMA
ERxA
EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA
DN

ERxA
EXxA

DN

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4+4+4 and 4+4+4 4-way 2UD configuration in FCIA


The figure below shows the module installation order for a 4+4+4 and 4+4+4 dual band
configuration in FCIA. For bus and internal power cabling, follow the instructions for an
8+8+8 4-Way 2UD configuration in FCIA.

EXxA
EWxA

DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxA

DN

ESMA
EXxA
EWxA

DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxA

DN

EXxA
EWxA

DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxA

DN

EXxA
ERxA

DN

EWxA

DN

EWxA

EXxA
ESEA
EXxA

EWxA

DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxA

DN

EXxA

EWxA

DN

ERxA
EXxA

EWxA

DN

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Antenna-optimised configurations
6 TRX 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration
A 6 TRX 2-Way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration can be installed in a stack, in Flexi
Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA).
To create this configuration, you will need the following modules:

3 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


2 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
3 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)

If you use 24V DC or AC power, see table Antenna-optimised and cost-optimised configurations in Common stack, wall and pole configurations or Common cabinet configurations for power module requirements.
RxA-RxA2

RxB-RxA2
DN

EXxA3

RxAO-RxAI*
RxA1-RxA

ERxA2
RxB1-RxB
EXxA2

RxAO-RxAI*
RxA1-RxA

ERxA1
RxB3-RxB
EXxA1

RX Cables
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TxB-TxB
DN

TxA-TxA

EXxA3

RxAO-RxAI*

OUT-TxB

TxA-OUT

ERxA2
TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA
EXxA2
RxAO-RxAI*
ERxA1
TxB-TxB

TxA-OUT
TxA-TxA

EXxA1

TX Cables

*pre-installed
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6+6 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration


A 6+6 2-Way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration can be installed in a stack, in Flexi
Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA).
To create this configuration, you will need the following modules:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


3 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
6 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
1 Extension Bus Cable Kit (EECA)
1 Upgrade RF Cable Kit (EUCA)

Note that the effect of using the Upgrade RF Cable Kit (EUCA) for Tx cabling is 0.7 dB
with high band, and 0.45 dB with low band. Nokia Siemens Networks recommends not
to use these cables for Tx cabling in configurations when RF performance is critical.
If you use 24V DC or AC power, see table Antenna-optimised and cost-optimised configurations in Common stack, wall and pole configurations or Common cabinet configurations for power module requirements.
The following figures show the RF cabling. The System Module should be installed on
top.
RxA-RxA2

RxB-RxA2
DN

EXxA6
RxAO-RxAI*

RxB1-RxB

RxA1-RxA

ERxA3
RxB3-RxB
EXxA5

RxAO-RxAI*
ERxA2

RxA1-RxA

RxB4-RxB

EXxA4

RxB2-RxA

RxB-RxB2
DN

EXxA3

RxAO-RxAI*
ERxA1

RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB

EXxA2
RxA4-RxA
DN

EXxA1

RX Cables
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TxB-TxB
DN

EXxA6
OUT-TxB

RxAO-RxAI*

ERxA3
TxB-TxB

TxA-OUT
TxA-TxA

EXxA5
TxB-OUT

RxAO-RxAI*

ERxA2
TxB-TxB

TxA-OUT
TxA-TxA

EXxA4
TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

DN

RxAO-RxAI*

EXxA3
OUT-TxB
ERxA1

TxA-OUT

TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

EXxA2
TxB-TxB
TxA-TxA

DN

EXxA1

TX Cables
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6+6+6 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration in FCIA


A 6+6+6 2-Way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration can be installed in Flexi Cabinet
for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA).
To create this configuration, you will need the following modules:

9 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


5 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
9 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)
1 Upgrade RF Cable Kit (EUCA)

Note that the effect of using the Upgrade RF Cable Kit (EUCA) for Tx cabling is 0.7 dB
with high band, and 0.45 dB with low band. Nokia Siemens Networks recommends not
to use these cables for Tx cabling in configurations when RF performance is critical.
If you use 24V DC or AC power, see table Antenna-optimised and cost-optimised configurations in Common cabinet configurations for power module requirements.
Note that one of the extension bus cables 9949939 included in the System Extension
Module (ESEA) delivery is used to connect BUS on EXxA 9 to BUS 9 on the ESEA. The
other extension bus cable can be used to connect BUS OUT on the ESEA to BUS IN on
the ESMA.
The following figure shows the module installation order. For RF cabling, see 6 TRX 2Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration and 6+6 2-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised)
configuration.

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EXxA9
EWxx
EXxA8
EWxx
EXxA7
EWxx
EXxA6
EWxx
EXxA5
EWxx
EXxA4
EWxx

DN

ERxA5
DN

ERxA4
DN

DN

ERxA3
DN

DN

ESEA
EXxA3
EWxx
EXxA2
EWxx
EXxA1
EWxx

DN

ERxA2
DN

ERxA1
DN

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12 TRX 4-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration


A 12 TRX 4-Way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration can be installed in a stack, Flexi
Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA).
To create this configuration, you will need the following modules:

6 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


2 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
9 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
1 Upgrade RF Cable Kit (EUCA)

If you use 24V DC or AC power, see table Antenna-optimised and cost-optimised configurations in Common stack, wall and pole configurations or Common cabinet configurations for power module requirements.
Note that one of the extension bus cables 9949939 included in the System Extension
Module (ESEA) delivery is used to connect BUS on EXxA 9 to BUS 9 on the ESEA. The
other extension bus cable can be used to connect BUS OUT on the ESEA to BUS IN on
the ESMA.
The following figures show the RF cabling. The System Module should be installed on
top.
RxAO-RxAI*
ERxA2
RxB-RxA4

RxA2-RxA

EXxA6

RxA1-RxA
DN

RxA3-RxA

EXxA5
RxB-RxB4

DN

EXxA4
RxA4-RxA

RxB-RxB3
DN

RxB-RxA3

EXxA3
ERxA1
RxB-RxB2

RxA2-RxA

EXxA2
RxA1-RxA

RxB1-RxB
DN

EXxA1

RX Cables
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TxB-OUT

TxA-OUT

ERxA2
TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

EXxA6
TxA-OUT

TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

DN

EXxA5
TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA
DN

TxA-TxA

DN

TxB-TxB

OUT-TxB

EXxA3
TxB-OUT

TxA-OUT

ERxA1
TxB-TxB

TxA-TxA

EXxA2

TxA-OUT

TxB-TxB
DN

TxA-TxA

EXxA1

TX Cables
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OUT-TxA

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12+12 TRX 4-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration


A 12+12 TRX 4-Way 2UD antenna-optimised configuration can be installed in Flexi
Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA).
To create this configuration, you will need the following modules:

12 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)


3 Dual Duplexer Module (ERxA)
18 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)
1 System Module (ESMA)
1 System Extension Module (ESEA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
2 Upgrade RF Cable Kits (EUCA)
4 Extension Bus Cable Kits (EECA)

If you use 24V DC or AC power, see table Antenna-optimised and cost-optimised configurations in Common cabinet configurations for power module requirements.
Note that in addition to the extension bus cables 9949939 included in the EECA kits, the
extension bus cables included in the System Extension Module delivery are also
required in this configuration (6 in total).
For sector RF cabling, see figure RF cabling in a 12 TRX 4-Way 2UD antenna-optimised
configuration in 12 TRX 4-Way 2UD (antenna-optimised) configuration. Note that the top
Dual Duplexer Module is split between both sectors. The System Module should be
installed above the two, and the System Extension Module should be installed below the
two sectors.

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Cost-optimised configurations
3+3 2-way 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration
A cost-optimised 3+3 Flexi EDGE configuration can be installed in a stack, in Flexi
Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA).
For creating this configuration, you need:

1 System Module (ESMA)


3 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
2 Dual Duplexer Modules (ERxA)
1 transmission sub-module (FIxA)
4 Wideband Combiner Sub-modules (EWxx)

The following figures show the RF cabling.


RxA2-RxA

RxAO-RxAI*

RxA1-RxA

RxB2-RxA Div

RxB1-RxB

DN

DN

DN

RxAO-RxAI*

RxA1-RxA

RxB-RxA2

RxB1-RxB

RxB Div-RxB2
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Note that all four Rx cables are needed for the split Dual TRX Module
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TxA-TxA

TxA-OUT

TxA-TxA

RxAO-RxAI*

TxB-OUT

TxB-TxB

DN

DN

DN

RxAO-RxAI*

TxA-OUT

TxA-TxA

OUT-TxB

TxB-TxB

TxB-TxB
DN70238213

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3+3+3 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration


A cost-optimised 3+3+3 Flexi EDGE RTC configuration can be installed in Flexi Cabinet
for Indoor (FCIA) and Flexi Cabinet for Outdoor (FCOA). For creating this configuration,
you need:

1 System Module (ESMA)


1 System Extension Module (ESEA)
3 Remote Tune Combiner Modules (ECxA)
5 Dual TRX Modules (EXxA)
1 transmission sub-modules (FIxA)

The following figure show the RF cabling

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7+7+7 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration


A multi-BCF configuration, for example, a 7+7+7 cost optimised with RTC configuration,can be done by combining a 3+3+3 cost optimised with RTCs with a 4+4+4 cost
optimised with RTCs. This way the two configurations are combined in BSC level to
7+7+7cost optimised with RTC configuration.
See the following figure for a 4+4+4 configuration and add a 3+3+3 configuration from
the previos chapter 3+3+3 RTC 2UD (cost-optimised) configuration to a separate
cabinet.

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Multimode configurations
2+2+2 EDGE and 1+1+1 WCDMA configuration in FCIA
The following figure shows how to install Flexi EDGE and Flexi WCDMA modules in
Flexi Cabinet for Indoor (FCIA) in a 2+2+2 EDGE and 1+1+1 WCDMA configuration.
Flexi WCDMA modules are installed on the bottom of the cabinet, and Flexi EDGE
modules on top. The stickers on the cabinets show the installation location for Flexi
EDGE and Flexi WCDMA modules.
For detailed instructions on installing and cabling Flexi WCDMA modules, see Flexi
WCDMA Base Station, Product Documentation.
For detailed instructions on installing and cabling Flexi EDGE modules, see the configuration-specific instructions and Flexi EDGE BTS Co-siting.

ERxA
EXxA
ESMA

ERxA
EXxA
ERxA
EXxA

FRxx
FSMx
FRxx
FRxx

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