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Node A Overview

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Node AM Features and Benefits


Flexibility
Up to 4 frequency bands in one housing
Up to 32 filter resources (channels) for flexible multi-site applications
Benefit: Flexible first time installation where frequency re-farming will be addressed
without site visit!

RF Performance
Gain trailing with up to 30 dB per frequency group (BTS Site)
Blocking with up to -20 dBm input power without overdrive
Benefit: Stable and interference free coverage area!

Future Proof
Hardware designed for advanced modulation schemes
Available filter resources can follow future frequency spectrum
Benefit: No additional costs or site visits necessary!

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Node A - Passive Solution Example


Input Spectrum

Node A
Indoor Onmi Antenna
Output Spectrum
Indoor Flat Antenna
Outdoor Donor Antenna
Directional Couplers
Splitters
Plenum rated coaxial
cable (HL4RP-50A)

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Node A driving an optical distributed antenna system!


An excellent solution for high raised buildings and
long car or train tunnels
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Node A Tunnel Application Example


Node A picks up BTS signal and drives antennas
or leaky feeder cables

For longer tunnels the Node A could be


used as a Pick-up Repeater to drive an
optical distribution system based on the
ION platform.

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Node A - Flexibility (1)


On-the-fly digital filter rendering
 Band selective or channel
selective transmission to
minimize interferences
 Individual gain setting per
operator to adapt different input
levels and optimize output power
 Filters or groups can be easily
added/ changed locally or
remotely

Web based HTTP/Ethernet local connectivity


Native SNMP compatibility for OMC integration
A universal tool Node A!
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Node A Flexibility (2)


Available filter resources
(up to 5 MHz each):
Node A2
12
Node A4
24
For sub-band bandwidths > 5 MHz the filter
resources are grouped together without phase
or amplitude ripple
All filter resources are centralized and can
be shared between all RF cards inserted in
the Node A rack

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Node A Flexibility (3)


Integrated spectrum analyzer allows to measure input RSSI and output
power on both links (Uplink and Downlink). Interferences can be detected
even remotely where site visits were necessary previously.

Downlink RX only

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Downlink RX and TX

Node A Hardware
RF Modem

Combiner

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Ethernet

Power Supply

RF Card

The Node A Product Family

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Node A Local Maintenance Terminal via Ethernet

Maintenance actions (locally and remotely):


Add Filters / Change Filter Settings
Change Gain / Output Power
Powerdown of Individual Filters or Completely
Collect Status Information
Monitor Alarms / Change Alarm Severities
Firmware Updates
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Node A Mounting Options

Indoor and outdoor capable: fully weatherproofed and sealed (IP 65)
The unit is the size of a desktop computer
19 rack mounting
Wall mounting
Floor (placed on the ground)
Pole mounting

- 19 Rack solution is 4HU


- All connections are in front

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Node A2 is available in a
smaller form factor

- Rear side will mount on a bracket


- In this orientation to a wall or pole
(inclusive vandalism protection)

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Node A Airflow Two Redundant Fans


Air ducted through top
of the enclosure

Air
In
Air passed
over
RF Module

Air
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Two, Redundant Fans


Air
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Air
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Air
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Thank You

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