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ZXSDR R8863 Product Description

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ZXSDR R8863 Product Description

ZXSDR R8863 Product Description


Version
V1.00

Date

Author

2015-02-12

Yang Lisha

Reviewer

Notes

Chen Yong, Yang

First release, including information of GSM,

Xu, Zhao Gang

UMTS and LTE Multi-Mode

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1
1.1
1.2
1.3

Overview ............................................................................................................ 4
Introduction .......................................................................................................... 4
Benefits................................................................................................................ 4
Application Scenarios .......................................................................................... 5

2
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.3
2.4
2.5

Product Architecture ......................................................................................... 5


Physical Structure ................................................................................................ 5
Hardware Structure .............................................................................................. 5
TRX ..................................................................................................................... 6
PA&LNA .............................................................................................................. 9
DFL ...................................................................................................................... 9
PWR .................................................................................................................... 9
PIB ....................................................................................................................... 9
External Interfaces ............................................................................................. 10
Software Architecture ......................................................................................... 11
Functionality....................................................................................................... 13

3
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7

Technical Specifications ................................................................................. 14


Physical Indices ................................................................................................. 14
Performance Indices .......................................................................................... 14
Operation Frequency Band ................................................................................ 14
Capacity............................................................................................................. 14
Receiver Sensitivity............................................................................................ 15
TOC Output Power ............................................................................................ 15
Power Indices .................................................................................................... 16
Power Supply..................................................................................................... 16
Power Consumption........................................................................................... 16
Transmission ..................................................................................................... 17
Working Environment ......................................................................................... 17
Electromagnetic Compatibility ............................................................................ 18
Reliability ........................................................................................................... 18

Installation ....................................................................................................... 18

Configurations ................................................................................................. 19

Abbreviation .................................................................................................... 20

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FIGURES
Figure 2-1

R8863 Physical Structure ...................................................................................5

Figure 2-2

R8863 System Structure .....................................................................................6

Figure 2-3

R8863 External Interfaces ................................................................................10

Figure 2-4

R8863 Software Structure .................................................................................12

TABLES
Table 2-1 R8863 Modules ....................................................................................................6
Table 2-2 R8863 External Interfaces Description ...............................................................10
Table 3-1 R8863 Physical Indices ......................................................................................14
Table 3-2 R8863 Operation Frequency Band .....................................................................14
Table 3-3 R8863 Capacity .................................................................................................14
Table 3-4 R8863 Receiver Sensitivity ................................................................................15
Table 3-5 R8863 TOC Output Power .................................................................................15
Table 3-6 R8863 Power Supply .........................................................................................16
Table 3-7 R8863 UMTS Single-mode Power Consumption................................................16
Table 3-8 R8863 GSM Single-mode Power Consumption..................................................16
Table 3-9 R8863 LTE Single-mode Power Consumption ...................................................16
Table 3-10

R8863 GU Dual-Mode Power Consumption .....................................................16

Table 3-11

R8863 GL Dual-Mode Power Consumption (Two R8863s) ..............................17

Table 3-12

R8863 CPRI Interfaces ....................................................................................17

Table 3-13

R8863 Environment Condition Compatibility ....................................................17

Table 3-14

R8863 Reliability Characteristics ......................................................................18

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Overview

1.1

Introduction
ZXSDR R8863 (hereinafter R8863) is the distributed Remote Radio Unit (RRU) used in
ZTE Uni-RAN total solution, It is designed with 3 transmitters. Based on the common
ZTE new generation RRU platform, R8863 can work in GSM, UMTS or LTE single mode
or Multi-Mode in the same frequency band.
The document is designed to give an overview of the characteristics of R8863, its key
benefits, the architecture, functionality and services, as well as the system capabilities.

1.2

Benefits
R8863 provides the following benefits to operators.

The compact RRU design enables operators to uses only one R8863 module
instead of three RRUs for one three-cell site. Higher integration brings fewer
modules, less space, lower load-bearing requirements and faster installation
procedure.

ZXSDR R8863s PA adopts advanced efficiency enhancement technologies to


achieve high power efficiency, including Doherty PA, DPD linear technology and
MCPA technology. With these features, RRU power consumption gets a remarkable
decrease.

It flexibly supports GSM, UMTS and LTE systems by software configuration.


Instead of running hardware on independent platforms for each technology,
operators can implement various wireless technologies in software on the same
hardware platform. With two R8863, it supports LTE system.

Passive thermal dissipation design also contributes to power saving and less noisy.

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The operation and maintenance of one single wireless network with fewer modules
is much simpler than multiple system networks. Fewer engineers are required and
less implementation to be taken for system interworking or upgrade.

1.3

Application Scenarios
R8863 and one Base Band Unit (BBU) form a complete BTS/NodeB, implementing radio
transmission in the covered area, controlling radio channels and realizing the
communication with the Base Station Controller (BSC/RNC) or EPC. It supports indoor
and outdoor applications.

Product Architecture

2.1

Physical Structure
Figure 2-1 R8863 Physical Structure

2.2

Hardware Structure
R8863 consists of transceiver (TRX), power amplifier (PA), duplexer (DFL), power (PWR)
and lightning protection module (PIB), as shown in Figure 2-2.

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Figure 2-2 R8863 System Structure

AISG/MON

PIB

RTR

3 * PA

OPT1
OPT2

PWR

R8863

DFL
GND

DC in

ANT1 ANT2 ANT3 ANT4 ANT5 ANT6

R8863 module functions are introduced in Table 2-1.

Table 2-1 R8863 Modules


Module
TRX

Function
Receives and transmits the signals of panel interfaces, digital
intermediate frequency and RF, and provides controls clock,
power and power amplification.

PA

There are three PAs in R8863. PA amplifies downlink RF signals


and outputs them

to the duplexer.

Low-noise

amplifier

subsystems are included in this module.


DFL

Consists of a duplexer and it can receive diversities.

PWR

Provides EMC protection for the power interface, monitoring


interface, and the AISG interface.

PIB

Provides lightning protection for the AISG, RS485 and dry


contacts

2.2.1

TRX

Optical interface processing function

Supports RRU cascading

Exchanges IQ data with the baseband resource pool

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Implements message interaction such as management, maintenance and


signaling

Clock processing function

Recovers clock for data on the optical interface to generate reference clock
source

Generates work clock based on the local reference clock of high-stability clock
phase locked

Downlink processing function

Format conversion for downlink output IQ data

Downlink power calibration

Downlink peak clipping

Pre-distortion processing for downlink digits

Downlink single transfer channel

TCPW detection

Uplink processing function

Format conversion for uplink output IQ data

Uplink power calibration

RCPW detection function

RF hopping function

Rate adaptation modulation function

Monitoring function

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PA Forward power detection when the forward power exceeds the power
alarm threshold, the TRM reports an alarm and controls PA output by the
signal of enabling PA output shutoff.

PA reverse power (SWR) detection when the reverse power exceeds the
SWR alarm threshold, the TRM reports an alarm and controls PA output by the
signal of enabling PA output shutoff.

PA temperature detection

when the temperature exceeds the

over-temperature alarm threshold, the TRM reports an alarm and controls PA


output by the signal of enabling PA output shutoff.

Transmit output power detection function

Power input under-voltage alarm detection and report

Power output under-voltage alarm detection and report

System environment supervision function

TCPW message report function

RCPW message report function

PLL unlocked alarm function

CPRI self-detection alarm function

Hardware configuration information for all RRU modules

Indicator function

Interfaces connecting with external equipment

Two CPRIs

Two input dry contacts

One RS485 serial port, communicating with external monitoring equipment

One LMT port for local debugging

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2.2.2

2.2.3

2.2.4

One AISG electricallytuned antenna interface

One power supply connector

PA&LNA

Amplifies downlink RF signals and outputs them to the duplexer

Provides a pre-distortion feedback and SWR detection interface for the RTR

Provides a read-write interface for module asset management

Provides individual switch-off control

Detects the module internal temperature

DFL

Lightning protection

Receives diversities

Expands ports for frequency points

Provides feedback signal to TRX through PA

PWR
DC power supply:

2.2.5

Converts voltage for the system power supply

Provides the lightning protection for -48 V power supply

Provides -48 V power filter

PIB

Provides lightning protection function for the AISG, RS485 and dry contacts

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2.3

External Interfaces
R8863 external interfaces are located at the bottom and side, as shown in the following
figure.

Figure 2-3 R8863 External Interfaces

The interfaces are described in the following table.

Table 2-2 R8863 External Interfaces Description


S.N.

Label

Interface
BBU and RRU

OPT1

Interfaces / RRU
cascading interface

10

OPT2

PWR

Interface Type/Connector
LC-mode optical interface (IEC
874)

RRU cascading

LC-mode optical interface (IEC

interface

874)

Power input interface

DC: 2-pin round connector (pin)

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GND

Protection

16 mm2 yellow/green round

ground interface

terminal

AISG equipment
interface;
5

AISG/MON

External monitoring
interface; &

DB15 connector

LMT O&M Ethernet


interface
TX/RX
6

ANT1 (TX/RX)

antenna

50 DIN-mode connector

feeder interface
7

ANT2 (RX)

Receive antenna
feeder interface

50 DIN-mode connector

TX/RX
8

ANT3 (TX/RX)

antenna

50 DIN-mode connector

feeder interface
9

ANT4 (RX)

Receive antenna
feeder interface

50 DIN-mode connector

TX/RX
10

ANT5 (TX/RX)

antenna

50 DIN-mode connector

feeder interface
11

2.4

ANT6 (RX)

Receive antenna
feeder interface

50 DIN-mode connector

Software Architecture
The software system of R8863 can be divided into operating support layer and
application layer.

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Figure 2-4 R8863 Software Structure

GSM/UMTS Functions

LMT
NOP

SCS

DBS

OAM

BRS

BRACS

OSS

OMC-B

Linux
Hardware (BSP)

The operating support layer provides the functions of OSS, while OAM, DBS, BRS,
BRACS and SCS serve different BTS modes.

Operating and Maintenance (OAM) provides the configuration, alarm and


performance measurement function.

Database Sub-system (DBS) is the database system.

Bearer Sub-system (BRS) processes the protocol stack.

Bearer Access Control Sub-system (BRACS) controls the access to bear layer.

System Control Sub-system (SCS) controls the power supplying and active/standby
switching.

Operation Support Sub-system (OSS) is the support layer in this entire framework, which
is a hardware platform for running software and provides basic functions like scheduling,
timer, memory management, communication, sequencing control, monitoring, alarming
and logging.
Board Support Package (BSP) is the software closely connected with the board
hardware and supports Real Time Operation Support Sub-system (RT OSS) to work on
the board.

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2.5

Functionality
R8863 supports functionalities as follows.

Supports multi-band of 900M/1800M/2100MHz.

Supports three sectors with one way transmitting and two-way receiving for each
sector.

Supports the configuration of 5MHz/4.8MHz/4.6MHz/4.4MHz/4.2MHz channel


interval for UMTS carrier.

Support the configuration of 1.4MHz/3MHz/5MHz/10MHz/15MHz/20MHz scalable


bandwidth for LTE carrier.

Supports GSM only, UMTS only, LTE only or GU/GL Dual-Mode.

Supports 2T2R for one cell by combination of two R8863s which can optimize LTE
spectrum efficiency greatly and improve network uplink performance.

Supports 64QAM modulation in both LTE downlink and uplink.

Supports RTWP report interval at 100ms and 2ms.

Supports transmit power reporting function for every carrier.

Supports over loading protection function for power amplifier.

Supports measurement, compensation and adjustment function for channel delay.

Supports dynamic PA voltage adjustment to achieve the best efficiency in different


system loads.

Supports transmitting channel switching on/off function.

Supports built-in lightning protection function for DC power supply.

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Technical Specifications

3.1

Physical Indices
ZXSDR R8863 employs the compact design, whose physical indices are listed below.

Table 3-1 R8863 Physical Indices


Item

Index

Dimension (H*W*D)

440 mm * 360 mm * 133 mm (21L)

Weight

25 Kg

Color

Silver gray

3.2

Performance Indices

3.2.1

Operation Frequency Band


Table 3-2 R8863 Operation Frequency Band
System

RRU Frequency Spectrum(MHz)

GSM single mode

900/1800

UMTS single mode

900/2100

LTE single mode

900/1800

GU Dual-Mode

900

GL Dual-Mode

900/1800

Note: The actual working bandwidth and IBW are subject to the products configured.

3.2.2

Capacity
Table 3-3 R8863 Capacity
System

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GSM single mode

3*6 TRXs

UMTS single mode

3*4 Carriers

LTE single mode

1.4M, 3M, 5M, 10M, 15M, 20MHz


3*(4 GSM TRXs + 1 UMTS carrier)

GU Dual-Mode

3.2.3

3*(2 GSM TRXs + 2 UMTS carriers)

GL Dual-Mode 900MHz

3*(6 GSM TRXs + LTE10MHz) (2 R8863s)

GL Dual-Mode 1800MHz

3*(6 GSM TRXs + LTE 20MHz) (2 R8863s)

Receiver Sensitivity
R8863 receiver sensitivity is shown as following table:

Table 3-4 R8863 Receiver Sensitivity


Mode

GSM

Frequency

Single Antenna

Dual Antennas

Four Antennas

Spectrum(MHz)

(dBm)

(dBm)

(dBm)

900/1800

-113.5

-115.5

N/A

2100

-126.5

-129.2

N/A

900

-126.4

-129.1

N/A

900

-106.6

-109.4

-112.2

1800/2100

-106.4

-109.2

-112

UMTS

LTE

3.2.4

TOC Output Power


Table 3-5 R8863 TOC Output Power
Mode

TOC Output Power

GSM single mode (900M/1800MHz)

3*80W

UMTS single mode (2100MHz)

3*80W

GL Dual-Mode (900M/1800MHz)

3*60W

Note: When ZGO-04-01-011 Power Boost for 8PSK is applied in GSM mode, the TOC output
power achieves the same in 8PSK modulation as in GMSK.

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3.3

Power Indices

3.3.1

Power Supply
Table 3-6 R8863 Power Supply
Item
power supply

3.3.2

Indices
DC: -48 V (-37 V -60 V DC)

Power Consumption
Table 3-7 R8863 UMTS Single-mode Power Consumption
Power Consumption (W)
Configuration
Average

Peak

S2/2/2, 20W/carrier (900MHz)

280

440

S2/2/2, 20W/carrier (2100MHz)

330

460

Table 3-8 R8863 GSM Single-mode Power Consumption


Power Consumption (W)
Configuration
Average

Peak

S4/4/4, 20W/TRX (900MHz)

440

760

S4/4/4, 20W/TRX (1800MHz)

525

805

Table 3-9 R8863 LTE Single-mode Power Consumption


Power Consumption (W)
Configuration
Average

Peak

S1/1/1, 40W/LTE carrier (900MHz)

360

510

S1/1/1, 40W/LTE carrier (1800MHz)

410

575

Table 3-10 R8863 GU Dual-Mode Power Consumption


Configuration

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Average
G:S4/4/4+U:S1/1/1, GSM
15W/TRX+UMTS 20W/carrier

Peak

455

760

Table 3-11 R8863 GL Dual-Mode Power Consumption (Two R8863s)


Power Consumption (W)
Configuration
Average

Peak

G:S2/2/2+L:S1/1/1, GSM
20W/TRX+LTE 40W/Carrier

900

1280

990

1400

(900MHz)
G:S2/2/2+L:S1/1/1, GSM
20W/TRX+LTE 40W/Carrier
(1800MHz)

3.4

Transmission
ZXSDR R8863 is connected to BBU through CPRI interfaces.

Table 3-12 R8863 CPRI Interfaces


Item

Value

Interface

Speed

Kind

Standard

1.2288Gbps
CPRI interface

SFP (LC)

2.4576Gbps
3.072Gbps

CPRI V4.2

6.144Gbps

3.5

Working Environment
Table 3-13 R8863 Environment Condition Compatibility
Item

Index

Temperature

-40 +55 C

Relative humidity

5% 95%

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Waterproof/dustproof

IP65
5 ; earth resistance can be less than 10 in
thunder-less area where there less than 20

Ground

thunderstorm days per year.


Indoor pack deposited
Storage

Temperature: -40 C to 70 C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 100%

3.6

Electromagnetic Compatibility
YD/T 1595.2-2007
ETSI EN 301 489-01, ETSI EN 301 489-23
ETSI EN 300 386V1.3.2
(CISPR22) Class B
Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE)

3.7

Reliability
Table 3-14 R8863 Reliability Characteristics
Item

Index

MTBF

360,000 hours

MTTR

1 hour

Availability index

99.999722%

Down duration

1.460 min/year

Installation
R8863 is easy to be deployed.

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It is portable to transport and flexible to install on the pole, tower and against wall.

Only fibers, power cables, RF cable antennas and AISG cables need to be
connected;

Suitable for any weather condition with water resistance and dust proof case, which
reaches IP65.

Configurations
R8863 can be configured as GSM, UMTS, LTE single mode or Multi-Mode by software.

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Abbreviation
Abbreviation

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AISG

Antenna Interface Standard Group

BBU

Base Band processing Unit

BSP

Board Support Package

CAPEX

Capital Expenditure

CPRI

Common Public Radio Interface

DFL

Duplex Filters LNA

GSM

Global System for Mobile communications

LMT

Local Maintenance Terminal

LTE

Long Term Evolution

MIMO

Multi Input Multi Output

MTBF

Mean Time Between Failures

MTTR

Mean Time To Recovery

OAM

Operating And Maintenance

OPEX

Operation Expenditure

OSS

Operation Support Sub-system

RF

Radio Frequency

RRU

Remote Radio Unit

RTWP

Received Total Wideband Power

SDR

Software Defined Radio

UMTS

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

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