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Technical Handbook

Alcatel 9400AWY
Rel.2.0
7–8–13–15–18–23–25–28–38 GHz
short–haul low/medium capacity digital microwave radio links

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1–1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
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please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16 for system features and SWP–version


relationship.

This chapter describes the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 equipment architecture and system configurations; it
includes the following main sub–paragraphs:

– para.1–1.1 – Equipment architecture, on page 23

– para.1–1.2 – System configurations, on page 39.

If you need general information on 9400AWY Rel.2.0 equipment family, please refer to Appendix A –
Introduction to the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 radio system family on page 305.

1–1.1 Equipment architecture

1–1.1.1 Split–mount architecture

The 9400AWY system has been designed in a split mount architecture. As shown in Fig. 1. on page 24, it
consists of three main parts.

– Indoor Unit (IDU) details in paragraph 1–1.1.2 on page 26

– Outdoor Unit (ODU) details in paragraph 1–1.1.3 on page 38

– IDU–ODU cable(s) details in paragraph 1–1.1.4 on page 35

IDU and ODU are connected with a single standard coaxial cable carrying the main traffic, the remote
power supply voltage for the ODU and auxiliary information.

Rack or wall or desk mounting are available for the IDU.

The ODU can be installed on standard poles, wall or pedestal mount, with an appropriate fastening
system, which guarantees the coarse and fine pointing, even when a faulty ODU has to be replaced.

The ODU (one or two depending on the configuration 1+0 or 1+1) incorporates the complete RF
transceiver and can be associated with an integrated antenna (30 cm or 60 cm diameter) or separate
antenna, if a larger diameter is needed. The ODU is capacity–independent and consists of a single cabinet
(size and weight independent on frequency) with a solar shield.

The cabinet is a very compact and robust weatherproof (IP 67) container, designed to be compatible with
hot and very sunny climatic zones.
The ODU can be rapidly installed on standard poles with an appropriate fastening system. The pole
mounting is the same for 1+0 or 1+1 configurations from 7 to 38 GHz.

The ODU is fixed by means of quick latches. This system allows to change the ODU without altering
antenna pointing

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9400AWY R.2.0 (1+0) SPLIT–MOUNT SYSTEM
ODU Ch#1

Antenna
ODU

IDU–ODU cable
NE
ULS

IDU

MAIN SHELF
IDU Ch#1

9400AWY R.2.0 (1+1) SPLIT–MOUNT SYSTEM

for possible ODU (1+1)


configurations
see Fig. 2. on page 25
ODU

IDU–ODU cables
EXTENSION SHELF NE
IDU Ch#0 ULS

IDU

MAIN SHELF
IDU Ch#1

Fig. 1. 9400AWY R.2.0 split–mount system

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Antenna CH 0 Antenna CH 1
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ODU CH 0 ODU CH 1

to IDU EXTENSION UNIT to IDU MAIN UNIT

ODU (1+1) HSB–SD or FD–DA AP with two antennas

COUPLER
ANTENNA

ODU CH 0

ODU CH 1

to IDU EXTENSION UNIT to IDU MAIN UNIT

ODU (1+1) HSB with one antenna)

N.B. this drawing is an example referred to the coupler used in


13–38 GHz configurations.
Couplers used in 7–8 GHz configurations are shown in
Fig. 69. on page 157.

Double Polar Antenna

ODU CH 0 ODU CH 1

to IDU EXTENSION UNIT to IDU MAIN UNIT

ODU (1+1) FD–AP with one double polar external antenna

Fig. 2. Possible configurations of ODU (1+1)

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1–1.1.2 IDU (Indoor Unit)

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The IDU incorporates the base–band processing and offers tributaries interfaces as well as service

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channel and supervision.
The IDU is frequency–independent.

As shown in Fig. 1. on page 24, up to 2 sub–racks (each of them being 1U high) are used as basic
elements to build the following configurations:

– 1+0 this configuration includes one main IDU unit (height 1U)
– 1+1 this configuration includes one main IDU unit (height 1U) and one Extension IDU unit (height
1U).

In 1+1 configuration the two sub–racks are inter–connected by means of an auxiliary flat cable (100–wires
SCSI front panel connector)

Both the main and the extension IDU units if not equipped with plugs–in, are able to support 8xE1 or 8xDS1
interfaces.
It is possible to accommodate three different plugs–in alternatives among them, exploiting the same
mechanical space on the front panel:

– 9–16xE1 or 9–16xDS1 plug–in allowing to support the extension to 16xE1 or 16xDS1 interfaces
– E3 or DS3 plug–in
– DATA plug–in implementing Ethernet functionalities. This plug–in is plugged onto the Main IDU unit
only.

[1] Main IDU unit

It includes the Mux/Demux and the cable interface functions for the main channel. This is a common
item for 1+0 and 1+1 systems.
Onto the main unit is plugged the microprocessor unit implementing EC and RC functionalities.
A Software Key (FLASH CARD) is also plugged onto the Main board allowing flexibility in choosing
user interfaces as in the following Tab. 3. (6 possible types of Flash card):

Tab. 3. Available Flash cards for 9400AWY R.2.0


NAME
4E1DS1 4 QAM FLASH CARD
4E1DS1 4/16 QAM FLASH CARD
8E1/DS1 4 QAM FLASH CARD
8E1/DS1 4/16 QAM FLASH CARD
4 QAM FLASH CARD
16E1/DS1 E3/DS3 4/16 QAM FLASH CARD

Detailed information on flash cards is given in point [5] on page 29.

[2] Extension IDU unit

It includes the Mux/Demux and the cable interface functions for the spare channel. This is an item
specific for 1+1 systems.
The Hitless Switch functionality (RPS RX) is embedded.

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[3] Power supply
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One PSU is integrated in each of the Main and Extension units and can be of three types:
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• Floating (48–60) VDC nom. ± 20%


• Floating 24 VDC nom. ± 20%
• Floating full range (24–60) VDC nom. ± 20% (please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16)

N.B. No Fans Unit are foreseen inside the 9400AWY R.2.0 IDU units.

[4] IDU External interfaces

IDU Main and Extension sub–rack external interfaces are shown and listed in following Fig. 3. ,
Fig. 4. , Tab. 4. and Tab. 5. respectively.

(1+1)
interconnection Alarms Housekeeping
Battery ON/OFF Connector NMS_V11 – AUDIO 1
input switch of optional plug–in

Pushbuttons OS User service


ECT LEDS
channel
Telephone Debug
8 E1/DS1 NMS_G703 – IDU–ODU
AUDIO 2 interconnection

Fig. 3. IDU Main Unit: external interfaces

Battery ON/OFF Connector IDU–ODU


input switch of optional plug–in interconnection

Pushbutton (1+1) 8 E1/DS1 User service LEDS


interconnection channel

Fig. 4. IDU Extension Unit: external interfaces

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Tab. 4. IDU Main Unit: external interfaces list

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Interface Connector Notes

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(1+1) inter–connection SCSI 100 pin Female

8E1 / DS1 – 32 wires SubD 37 Female

(NMS_V11 + Audio1) SubD 15 Female

(NMS_G703 + Audio2) SubD 15 Female

User Service Channel SubD 15 Female


in)
ugs–in)

Alarms – Housekeeping SubD 15 Female


plugs

Debug RJ45
utariess p

OS (or ECT) 10/100BaseT RJ45


tributar
asicc

ECT – RS232 SubD 9


Bas
tionall tri

Telephone RJ11
option

Reset Push–button
( ithoutt o

Test lamp Push–button


(witho

Acknowledgement Push–button

Battery input SubD 3 Male on PSU board

Two position
ON–OFF switch on PSU board
switch
IDU–ODU cable N

LEDs 8

on Eth Data plug–in;


s plugs–in)

alternative to:
Ethernet user data 2 x RJ45
9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in
faces

or E3 / DS3 plug–in
ptional Interface
onal tributaries p

on E3 / DS3 plug–in;
alternative to:
E3 / DS3 2 x (1.0/2.3)
9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in
or Eth Data plug–in
Optio
(on optiona

9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in;


9–16 E1 / DS1 alternative to:
SubD 37 Female
32 wires E3 / DS3 plug–in
or Eth DATA plug–in

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Tab. 5. IDU Extension Unit: external interfaces list
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Interface Connector Notes


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(1+1) inter–connection SCSI 100 pin Female


–in)
lugs–in

8E1 / DS1 – 32 wires SubD 37 Female


ries plug

User Service Channel SubD 15 Female


butaries

Battery input SubD 3 Male on PSU board


ional tributa
Basic ic

Two position
ON–OFF switch on PSU board
switch
optiona

IDU–ODU cable N
ithoutt op

test lamp Push–button


(witho

2
LEDs
(ON, ODUW)
ibutaries plugs–in)

on E3 / DS3 plug–in;
E3 / DS3 2 x (1.0/2.3) alternative to
Optionall Interfaces

9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in


(on optional tribut
In

on 9–16 E1 / DS1
9–16 E1 / DS1
SubD 37 Female plug–in; alternative to
32 wires
E3 / DS3 plug–in

[5] Software Keys (FLASH CARDS)

The following tables show the possible combinations of interface types and numbers that can be
supported by each of the six types of flash cards defined in previous Tab. 3. on page 26:

• Tab. 6. on page 30, to be used when no tributary plug–in is equipped

• Tab. 7. on page 31, to be used when tributary 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in is equipped

• Tab. 8. on page 32, to be used when tributary E3 / DS3 plug–in is equipped

• Tab. 9. on page 33, to be used when Ethernet plug–in is equipped

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Tab. 6. Capacity and modulation for 9400AWY R.2.0 flash cards (IDU basic)

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without plug–in (IDU basic)

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Int.N#
Flash Card Name
& type Supported configuration Supported modulation
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4QAM 4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4/16QAM 4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
8E1DS1 4QAM 8E1 1E1…8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1DS1 4/16QAM 8E1 1E1…8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
8E1 1E1…8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
4QAM
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16E1 na na

ÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
E3 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
DS3 na na
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1 1E1…8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
16E1/DS1 E3/DS3

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
4/16QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16E1 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
E3
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
DS3
na
na
na
na

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Tab. 7. Capacity and modulation for 9400AWY R.2.0 flash cards (with 9–16 E1/DS1 plug–in)
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Int.N# with 9–16 E1/DS1 plug–in


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Flash Card Name


& type Supported configuration Supported Modulation
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4QAM 4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4/16QAM 4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
8E1DS1 4QAM 8E1 1E1…8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1DS1 4/16QAM 8E1 1E1…8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
8E1 1E1…8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
4QAM 8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 QAM
16E1 1E1…16E1 4 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1 1DS1…16DS1 4 QAM

ÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
E3 na na

ÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
DS3 na na
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1 1E1…8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
16E1/DS1 E3/DS3
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
4/16QAM
16E1 1E1…16E1 4 and 16 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1 1DS1…16DS1 4 and 16 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
E3 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
DS3 na na

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Tab. 8. Capacity and modulation for 9400AWY R.2.0 flash cards (with E3/DS3 plug–in)

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Int.N# with E3/DS3 plug–in

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Flash Card Name
& type Supported configuration Supported Modulation
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4QAM 4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4/16QAM 4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
8E1DS1 4QAM 8E1 1E1…8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1DS1 4/16QAM 8E1 1E1…8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 QAM
8E1 1E1…8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM
4QAM
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16E1 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1
E3
na
E3
na
4 QAM
DS3 DS3 4 QAM
2E1 1E1…2E1 4 QAM
4E1 1E1…4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1 1E1…8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 1DS1…4DS1 4 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16E1/DS1 E3/DS3
8DS1 1DS1…8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
4/16QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16E1 na na

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1
E3
na
E3
na
4 and 16 QAM
DS3 DS3 4 and 16 QAM

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Tab. 9. Capacity and modulation for 9400AWY R.2.0 flash cards (with Ethernet plug–in)
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with Ethernet plug–in


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Int.N#
Flash Card Name
& type ETHERNET Supported
TDM BW (a) (a)+ (b)
BW (b) Modulation
2E1 0E1…2E1 2E1…0E1  2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4QAM 4E1 0E1…4E1 4E1…0E1  4E1 4 QAM
4DS1 0DS1…4DS1 4DS1…0DS1  4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 0E1…2E1 2E1…0E1  2E1 4 QAM
4E1DS1 4/16QAM 4E1 0E1…4E1 4E1…0E1  4E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 0DS1…4DS1 4DS1…0DS1  4DS1 4 QAM
2E1 0E1…2E1 2E1…0E1  2E1 4 QAM
4E1 0E1…4E1 4E1…0E1  4E1 4 QAM
8E1DS1 4QAM 8E1 0E1…8E1 8E1…0E1  8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 0DS1…4DS1 4DS1…0DS1  4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 0DS1…8DS1 8DS1…0DS1  8DS1 4 QAM
2E1 0E1…2E1 2E1…0E1  2E1 4 QAM
4E1 0E1…4E1 4E1…0E1  4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1DS1 4/16QAM 8E1 0E1…8E1 8E1…0E1  8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 0DS1…4DS1 4DS1…0DS1  4DS1 4 QAM
8DS1 0DS1…8DS1 8DS1…0DS1  8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
2E1 0E1…2E1 2E1…0E1  2E1 4 QAM
4E1 0E1…4E1 4E1…0E1  4E1 4 QAM
8E1 0E1…8E1 8E1…0E1  8E1 4 QAM
4DS1 0DS1…4DS1 4DS1…0DS1  4DS1 4 QAM
4QAM 8DS1 0DS1…8DS1 8DS1…0DS1  8DS1 4 QAM
16E1 0E1…8E1 16E1…0E1  16E1 4 QAM
16DS1
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
0DS1…8DS1 16DS1…0DS1  16DS1 4 QAM
E3
DS3 ÉÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉ
ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
na
na
na
51,184Mbps
na
51,184Mbps
4 QAM
4 QAM
2E1 0E1…2E1 2E1…0E1  2E1 4 QAM
4E1 0E1…4E1 4E1…0E1  4E1 4 and 16 QAM
8E1 0E1…8E1 8E1…0E1  8E1 4 and 16 QAM
4DS1 0DS1…4DS1 4DS1…0DS1  4DS1 4 QAM
16E1/DS1 E3/DS3
8DS1 0DS1…8DS1 8DS1…0DS1  8DS1 4 and 16 QAM
4/16QAM
16E1 0E1…8E1 16E1…0E1  16E1 4 and 16 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
16DS1 0DS1…8DS1 16DS1…0DS1  16DS1 4 and 16 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ
E3 na na na 4 and 16 QAM

ÉÉÉÉÉ
DS3 na 51,184Mbps 51,184Mbps 4 and 16 QAM

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[6] IDU configurations from factory

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Different IDU configurations are available from factory:

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• an 8 E1 / DS1 hardware maximum configuration which could be upgraded later by the means
of the dedicated board to 16 E1 / DS1 or E3 / DS3 Or Ethernet 2x 10/100 BaseT configuration
(with also the appropriate software key).

• an 16 E1 / DS1 hardware configuration

• an E3 / DS3 hardware configuration

• an Ethernet 2x10/100 BaseT allowing to mix with up to 8 E1 / DS1 physical input.

Refer to para.1–1.2 on page 39 for details.

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1–1.1.3 ODU (Outdoor Unit)
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a) ODU unit
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The ODU consists of a cabinet including the modem + transceiver of a channel. The mechanical
structure utilizes an outdoor IP67 cabinet.

Two mechanical solutions are adopted:

• one for all frequency bands from 13 to 38 GHz, where the branching (diplexer) is internal to the
ODU cabinet; the only differences among the frequency bands are related to the diplexer and
the RF section;

• another for all frequency bands from 7 to 8 GHz, where ODU is composed by two independent
units: the branching (diplexer) and the RF section (transceiver).

See chapter 2–6 on page 141 for drawings.

All configurations are available for each frequency band.

The ODU presents one output port at which a single polarization integrated antenna (30 cm or 60
cm diameter) or a waveguide for not integrated antenna connection can be connected.
The ODU is capacity–independent.

The ODU consists of subunits which carry out the following main functions (see Fig. 5. on page 36):

[1] Modem: It consists of a base–band part and an IF part. The main functions are:

– Cable interface: DC splitting, echo cancellation, clock recovery


– HDB3 coding/decoding
– Modulation and demodulation
– Digital to analog conversion
– Analogue filtering
– Up–conversion in Tx side in the frequency range of 1 GHz to 2.1 GHz
– Down–conversion in Rx side from 675 MHz to base band
– Control function for hardware configuration and dialog with the IDU.

[2] Front–End. The main functions are:

– AGC IF amplification
– Up–conversion to the RF Tx channel frequency
– Transmit power control range of 30 dB
– RF loop–back
– Double mixers at Rx side (the frequency of the signal sent to the modem board is 675 MHz
whatever the frequency band and shifter).

[3] Synthesizer unit

– The RF LO in the overall frequency range of 3.8 GHz to 5.7 GHz


– The IF LO in the frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 2.1 GHz

[4] Power Supply Unit: it is screwed on the Front End box

[5] Microwave Diplexer: it is inserted between the front end and the antenna. Its scope is to filter
all interfering signals and harmonics. It consists of two band–pass filters: one for the Rx and one
for the Tx. The rejection between these two parts is more than 70 dB. The insertion losses are
less than 2 dB.

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Fig. 5. ODU block diagram

b) Solar shield

Even if the ODU has been designed to work without solar shield, this one is always delivered with
each ODU.
N.B. Note : the ODU is qualified for a room temperature of +55 0C maximum. In case of solar
radiation (1120 W/m2), the maximum room temperature is reduced to +40 0C (ETS 300
019–2–4.1). It assumes that the protection of the solar shield is 15 0C.

c) ODU configurations

The ODU configurations available are:

• for the employment in 1+0 unprotected systems:


– 1+0

• for the employment in 1+1 protected systems:


– 1+1 HSB
– 1+1 HSB SD
– 1+1 FD AP
– 1+1 FD DA

Tab. 10. on page 37 depicts the corresponding radio configurations.

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Tab. 10. 13 to 38 GHz 4/16 QAM configurations
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Configuration ODU cabinet RF channeling Coupler Antenna


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1+0 1 NO 1

1+1 HSB 2 1/10 dB asymmetric 1

1+1 HSB SD 2 NO 2

1
1+1 FD AP 2 NO (non–integrated
only

1+1 FD DA 2 OR NO 2

Legend:
AP = Alternate polar
DA = Dual antenna

d) ODU Coupler

The ODU coupler (shown in Fig. 68. on page 156 for 13–38 GHz bands, and in Fig. 69. on page 157
for 7–8 GHz bands) is used in the 1+1 HSB configuration.

The 1+0 configuration is comprised of a simple diplexer inside the cabinet while the protected
configurations (1+1) are always comprised of two cabinets and one 1/10 dB asymmetric coupler for
HSB configuration.

The couplers are connected between the cabinets and the antenna.

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1–1.1.4 IDU–ODU cable

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


The connection between the IDU and the ODU is realized with a single coaxial cable and N–50 ohm

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connectors (2 cables in 1+1 configurations).
On this cable the following signals are present:

– DC voltage to the remote power supply of the ODU;


– HDB3 Tx signal;
– HDB3 Rx signal.

The HDB3 signal is an aggregate signal including the main signal, auxiliary signal and the IDU–ODU
service channels.

The bit rate of the aggregate signal is listed in the following table.

Tab. 11. Bit rate of the IDU–ODU signal on the cable

ETSI (2 to 16xE1, E3) AWY configuration 39.168 Mbit/s

ETSI (2 to 16xE1, E3) UX configuration 39.437 Mbit/s

ANSI (4 to 16xDS1, DS3) 57.120 Mbit/s

The IDU–ODU cable is a standard coaxial cable whose characteristics are specified in para.1–2.5 on page
64.

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1–1.2 System configurations
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The configurations available are:


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– Unprotected configurations (1+0)


described in para.1–1.2.1 herebelow

– Protected configurations (1+1)


described in para.1–1.2.2 on page 41.

1–1.2.1 1+0 Unprotected configurations

The 1+0 unprotected terminal is made up of the following elements:

– One Outdoor Unit (ODU) incorporating the complete RF transceiver (modem, RF units, branching
filter) and an integrated or separated antenna.
The ODU is capacity–independent.

– One Indoor Unit (MAIN IDU unit) incorporating the base–band processing and offering tributaries
interfacing as well as service channel and supervision.
The IDU is frequency–independent.

– A single coaxial cable.

Fig. 6. on page 40 shows the IDU+ODU block diagram.

Fig. 7. on page 40 shows the IDU block diagram, when no tributary plug–in is equipped.
In this case the possible capacities and modulations are depicted in Tab. 6. on page 30, according to the
equipped flash card.

Fig. 8. on page 40 shows the IDU block diagram, when a tributary plug–in is equipped.
In this case the possible capacities and modulations are depicted, according to the equipped flash card,
in:

• Tab. 7. on page 31, to be used when tributary 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in is equipped

• Tab. 8. on page 32, to be used when tributary E3 / DS3 plug–in is equipped

• Tab. 9. on page 33, to be used when Ethernet plug–in is equipped

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1 x ODU
IDU 1+0

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IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 6. 9400AWY (1+0) IDU + ODU block diagram

NMS V11
NMS G.703
10/100 BaseT (OS or ECT) EC / RC
RS232 (ECT)

64Kb/s TMN

MAIN 8 x E1/DS1
TRIBUT

64 Kb/s MUX
Service channel HDB3
DEMUX ODU CH#1
EOW

IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 7. 9400AWY (1+0) IDU block diagram (with no tributary plug–in)

NMS V11
NMS G.703
10/100 BaseT (OS or ECT) EC / RC
RS232 (ECT)

64Kb/s TMN

8 x E1/DS1
MAIN
TRIBUT additional
plug–in
64 Kb/s MUX
Service channel HDB3
DEMUX ODU CH#1
EOW

IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 8. 9400AWY (1+0) IDU block diagram (with additional tributary plug–in)

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The protected configurations allow to protect the most critical transmission paths.
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The 1+1 configurations include an EPS protection (in Tx and Rx side) and an Hitless Switch (at Rx side)
as standard features.
In the protected configuration the main traffic and service channels are automatically protected.
In the following, IDU and ODU protected configurations are described in:
– para.1–1.2.2.1 below: IDU (1+1) configurations
– para.1–1.2.2.2 on page 47 : ODU (1+1) configurations

1–1.2.2.1 IDU (1+1) configurations

[1] IDU (1+1) base system and IDU (1+1) system with Ethernet plug–in

The IDU (1+1) base system (without any tributary plug–in) and the IDU (1+1) system with Ethernet
plug–in is implemented with (see Fig. 9. below):

a) one MAIN IDU unit ;

b) one EXTENSION IDU unit ;

c) one auxiliary front panel flat cable (100 wires connecting SCSI front panel connectors)
inter–connecting the Main and Extension units

d) one front panel 37–wires–split–cable for 1–8 E1 / DS1 line connection;

e) one front panel 15–wires–split–cable for User Service Channels line connection;

f) optionally, one Ethernet plug–in equipped on the MAIN IDU unit only.

b)

c) f) e)

a)

d)

Fig. 9. IDU (1+1) system (base or with Ethernet plug–in) composition and inter–shelf cabling

Fig. 10. on page 42 shows the structure of the split cables d ) and e ) cited above.

Fig. 11. on page 42 shows the IDU block diagram.

The possible capacities and modulations are depicted:

• if the Ethernet plug–in is not equipped , in Tab. 6. on page 30, according to the employed flash
card;

• if the Ethernet plug–in is equipped , inTab. 9. on page 33, according to the employed flash
card.

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Main Unit Extension Unit

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SUB D 37 / 15 male SUB D 37 / 15 male

SUB D 37 / 15 female

Special Split Cable


for E1/DS1 Tributaries (37 pins) and
for User Service Channels (15 pins)

User
Fig. 10. E1 / DS1 and User Service Channel split–cable structure

IDU EXTENSION UNIT


37–pin split cable 8 x E1/DS1
MUX HDB3
ODU CH#0
DEMUX
EPS Hitless
User Service Switch
Channel

15–pin split cable flat cable

NMS V11
NMS G.703
EC / RC 10/100 BaseT (OS or ECT)
RS232 (ECT)

64Kb/s TMN
EOW
8 x E1/DS1

Tributaries Eth.plug–in MUX


DEMUX
HDB3
User Service EPS ODU CH#1
Channel
IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 11. 9400AWY (1+1) IDU block diagram (with no tributary plug–in and with Ethernet plug–in)

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[2] IDU (1+1) system with 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in
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The IDU (1+1) system with 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in is implemented starting from the base
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configuration already described in point [1] on page 41, composed by:

a) one MAIN IDU unit ;

b) one EXTENSION IDU unit ;

c) one auxiliary front panel flat cable (100 wires connecting SCSI front panel connectors)
inter–connecting the Main and Extension units

d) one front panel 37–wires–split–cable for 1–8 E1 / DS1 line connection;

e) one front panel 15–wires–split–cable for User Service Channels line connection;

adding the following items, depicted in Fig. 12. below:

f) one 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in equipped inside the MAIN IDU unit;

g) another 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in equipped inside the EXTENSION IDU unit;

h) one front panel 37–wires–split–cable for 9–16 E1 / DS1 line connection, equal to that used for
1–8 E1 / DS1 line connection.

g)

EXTENSION

f) h)

MAIN

Fig. 12. Additional items and inter–shelf cabling of IDU (1+1) system with 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in

Fig. 13. on page 44 shows the IDU block diagram.

The possible capacities and modulations are depicted in Tab. 7. on page 31, according to the
employed flash card.

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2 x 37–pin split cables IDU EXTENSION UNIT
8 x E1/DS1
HDB3
9–16 E1/DS1 plug–in ODU CH#0

MUX Hitless
DEMUX Switch
User Service EPS
Channel
15–pin split cable
flat cable
NMS V11
NMS G.703
EC / RC 10/100 BaseT (OS or ECT)
RS232 (ECT)

64Kb/s TMN
EOW
8 x E1/DS1

Tributaries 9–16 E1/DS1 plug–in


MUX HDB3
User Service ODU CH#1
DEMUX
Channel EPS
IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 13. 9400AWY (1+1) IDU block diagram (with 9–16 E1 / DS1 plug–in)

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[3] IDU (1+1) system with E3 / DS3 plug–in
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The IDU (1+1) system with E3 / DS3 plug–in is implemented starting from the base configuration
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already described in point [1] on page 41, composed by:

a) one MAIN IDU unit ;

b) one EXTENSION IDU unit ;

c) one auxiliary front panel flat cable (100 wires connecting SCSI front panel connectors)
inter–connecting the Main and Extension units

d) one front panel 37–wires–split–cable for 1–8 E1 / DS1 line connection;


if E3 / DS3 transmission is used, this cable has no use, so that it could not be
equipped.

e) one front panel 15–wires–split–cable for User Service Channels line connection;

adding the following items, depicted in Fig. 12. below:

f) one E3 / DS3 plug–in equipped inside the MAIN IDU unit;

g) another E3 / DS3 plug–in equipped inside the EXTENSION IDU unit;

h) one pair of front panel coaxial–split–cable for E3 / DS3 line connection, one for line input, the
other for line output.

g)

EXTENSION

f) h)

MAIN

Fig. 14. Additional items and inter–shelf cabling of IDU (1+1) system with E3 / DS3 plug–in

Fig. 15. on page 46 shows the structure of one of the coaxial split cables h ) cited above.

Fig. 16. on page 46 shows the IDU block diagram.

The possible capacities and modulations are depicted in Tab. 8. on page 32, according to the
employed flash card.

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Extension Unit

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Main Unit
User

Fig. 15. E3 / DS3 coaxial–split–cable structure

37–pin split cable IDU EXTENSION UNIT


(if necessary, see text)
8 x E1/DS1
HDB3
E3/DS3 plug–in ODU CH#0

2 x coaxial MUX Hitless


split cable DEMUX Switch
User Service EPS
Channel
15–pin split cable
flat cable
NMS V11
NMS G.703
EC / RC 10/100 BaseT (OS or ECT)
RS232 (ECT)

64Kb/s TMN
EOW
8 x E1/DS1

Tributaries E3/DS3 plug–in


MUX
HDB3
User Service DEMUX ODU CH#1
Channel EPS
IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 16. 9400AWY (1+1) IDU block diagram (with E3 / DS3 plug–in)

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1–1.2.2.2 ODU (1+1) configurations
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According to the ODU configurations introduced in Tab. 10. on page 37, at radio level the following system
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implementations are available:

– 1+1 Hot Stand By (HSB):


• with Space Diversity (SD) see Fig. 17. herebelow
• or without space diversity see Fig. 18. herebelow

– 1+1 with Frequency Diversity (FD):


• FD double antenna AP see Fig. 19. on page 48
• FD one antenna AP see Fig. 20. on page 48

N.B. The radio configurations are independent from the IDU (1+1) configurations described in
previous para.1–1.2.2.1 on page 41.

ODU CH 0
HDB3
MODEM IF RF
IDU 1+1

IDU EXTENSION UNIT only one RT


front interconnections transmits
IDU MAIN UNIT ODU CH 1
HDB3
MODEM IF RF

N.B. the detailed station layout of this configuration is given in para.2–1.5.3.1 on page 79

Fig. 17. 9400AWY (1+1 HSB SD) IDU + ODU block diagram

ODU CH 0 Coupler

HDB3
MODEM IF RF
IDU 1+1

IDU EXTENSION UNIT only one RT 1:10


front interconnections transmits
IDU MAIN UNIT ODU CH 1
HDB3
MODEM IF RF

N.B. the detailed station layout of this configuration is given in para.2–1.5.3.2 on page 80.

Fig. 18. 9400AWY (1+1 HSB one antenna) IDU + ODU block diagram

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ODU CH 0

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HDB3
MODEM IF RF

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IDU 1+1

IDU EXTENSION UNIT both RTs AP


front interconnections transmit
IDU MAIN UNIT ODU CH 1
HDB3
MODEM IF RF

N.B. the detailed station layout of this configuration is given in para.2–1.5.3.1 on page 79

Fig. 19. 9400AWY (1+1 FD Double Antenna AP) IDU + ODU block diagram

ODU CH 0
HDB3
MODEM IF RF
IDU 1+1

IDU EXTENSION UNIT both RTs


front interconnections transmit
IDU MAIN UNIT ODU CH 1
HDB3
MODEM IF RF

N.B. the detailed station layout of this configuration is given in para.2–1.5.3.3 on page 81

Fig. 20. 9400AWY (1+1 FD one antenna AP) IDU + ODU block diagram

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2–1 STATION LAYOUTS
This chapter describes synthetically all available system configurations, layouts and user interfaces
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envisaged for the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 equipment version this handbook issue is relevant to. For each
configuration, a quick reference to the other parts of this or other sections is given, in order to have detailed
description of user interfaces, equipment provisioning and explanatory block diagrams.

Please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16 for system features and SWP–version relationship

Information given in the following is:


– Constraints for 9400AWY–IDU multiple equipping in a rack on page 72
– Hardware setting on page 72
– Hardware installation on page 72
– Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+0) on page 73
– Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+1) on page 75
• Introduction on page 75
• Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+1) IDU on page 76
• Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+1) ODU on page 79
– ODU (1+1) HSB–SD or FD–DA AP with two antennas on page 79
– ODU (1+1) HSB with one antenna on page 80

– ODU (1+1) FD–AP with one double polar external antenna on page 81

Warning about interconnection cables drawn in Station Layout figures


They are drawn just to show the end–to–end points of each connection and must not be
used for physically setting–up the connections, that must be done taking into account the
need of extracting any board without removing cables not strictly relevant to it. Refer to
9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook for detailed installation information like cable
P/Ns, connectors, cabling rules, etc.

Warning about equipment provisioning information


The items listed are the ’main’ items. For complete installation purposes, other
accessories, like mechanical components, adapters, etc. are necessary. Refer to
9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook for exhaustive information on such items and
their use.

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2–1.1 Constraints for 9400AWY–IDU multiple equipping in a rack

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


Please refer to the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook.

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2–1.2 Hardware settings

[1] Hardware settings on IDU

For standard operations, there is no hardware setting need by Customer.


Notes:

• The IDU MAIN unit is fit with dip–switch banks that are set in–factory at a default configuration
(details are given in para.2–4.7 on page 137).

• Dip–switch banks are present neither on IDU EXTENSION unit nor on tributary plug–ins.

[2] Hardware settings on ODU

No hardware settings are envisaged on 13–38 GHz ODUs, while on 7–8 GHz ODUs a setting allows
to choose the half–band (LOW or HIGH) for TX (see para.2–7.2 on page 166 for details).

2–1.3 Hardware installation

Please refer to the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook for detailed installation information like
cable P/Ns, connectors, cabling rules, etc.

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2–1.4 Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+0)
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Antenna
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ODU

to IDU
INTERFACES OF 8E1/DS1 IDU 1+0

optional distributor subrack

to ODU

Power supply OS 1–8 E1/DS1


User service channels NMS G.703 + Audio 2

Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1


INTERFACES OF 16E1/DS1 IDU 1+0

optional distributor subrack

to ODU

Power supply OS 9–16 E1/DS1


1–8 E1/DS1 NMS G.703 + Audio 2
User service channels
Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1
INTERFACES OF E3/DS3 IDU 1+0

optional distributor subrack

to ODU

Power supply OS E3/DS3


User service channels NMS G.703 + Audio 2

Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1


INTERFACES OF ETHERNET + 8E1/DS1 IDU 1+0

optional distributor subrack

to ODU

Ethernet
Power supply OS 1–8 E1/DS1
User service channels NMS G.703 + Audio 2

Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1

Fig. 21. Station layout of 9400AWY (1+0)

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N.B. Fig. 21. shows the solution with integrated antenna; antenna can be also external (see point
e ) herebelow)

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– Power supply: see para.2–4.4.1 on page 109
– OS: see para.2–4.4.12 on page 122
– ECT: (not shown in Fig. 21. ) see para.2–4.4.11 on page 121
– Access:

• 1–8 E1/DS1 : see para.2–4.4.3 on page 110

• 9–16 E1/DS1 : see para.2–4.4.4 on page 111

• E3/DS3 : see para.2–4.4.5 on page 112

• Ethernet : see para.2–4.4.6 on page 112

• User service channels : see para.2–4.4.7 on page 113

• Alarms – Housekeeping : see para.2–4.4.8 on page 116

• NMS V.11 + Audio 1 : see para.2–4.4.9 on page 119

• NMS G.703 + Audio 2 : see para.2–4.4.10 on page 120


– Equipment provisioning:
a) 1+0 IDU:

– 8 E1/DS1 : see para.2–3.1 on page 90

– 16 E1/DS1 : see para.2–3.2 on page 91

– E3/DS3 : see para.2–3.3 on page 92

– Ethernet + 8E1/DS1 : see para.2–3.4 on page 93


b) Optional distributor subrack: see chapter 2–5 on page 139
c) IDU accessories and installation materials: refer to the Installation Handbook
d) ODU: see para.2–6.3 on page 144
e) Antenna: see paragraphs:
– 2–6.4.1 on page 154 (1+0 configuration with integrated antenna)
– 2–6.5 on page 160 (Integrated antenna part list)
or
– 2–6.4.4 on page 158 (Configuration with separated antenna)
f) Part list of ODU accessories and installation materials: see para.2–6.6 on page 162
– Equipment block diagram: see para. 1–1.2.1 on page 39.

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2–1.5.1 Introduction

In 9400AWY 1+1 system, IDU configurations and ODU configurations are independent from each other,
and can be combined in any way.

IDU 1+1

IDU EXTENSION UNIT ODU CH 0


front interconnections
access IDU MAIN UNIT ODU CH 1

IDU CONFIGURATIONS: ODU CONFIGURATIONS:


– 1+1 & 8E1/DS1 – 1+1 HSB SD
– 1+1 & 16E1/DS1 – 1+1 HSB one antenna
– 1+1 & E3/DS3 – 1+1 FD Double Antenna AP
– 1+1 & Ethernet + 8E1/DS1 – 1+1 FD one antenna AP

Fig. 22. IDU and ODU configurations in 9400AWY 1+1 system

For this reason:

– IDU 1+1 station layouts are described in para.2–1.5.2 on page 76

– ODU 1+1 station layouts are described in para.2–1.5.3 on page 79

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2–1.5.2 Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+1) IDU

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


Following Fig. 23. thru’ Fig. 26. show layouts and connections of IDU configurations previously defined.

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– Power supply (2 connections): see para.2–4.4.1 on page 109
– OS: see para.2–4.4.12 on page 122
– ECT: (not shown in figures) see para.2–4.4.11 on page 121
– Access:

• 1–8 E1/DS1 : see para.2–4.4.3 on page 110

• 9–16 E1/DS1 : see para.2–4.4.4 on page 111

• E3/DS3 : see para.2–4.4.5 on page 112

• Ethernet : see para.2–4.4.6 on page 112

• User service channels : see para.2–4.4.7 on page 113

• Alarms – Housekeeping : see para.2–4.4.8 on page 116

• NMS V.11 + Audio 1 : see para.2–4.4.9 on page 119

• NMS G.703 + Audio 2 : see para.2–4.4.10 on page 120


– Equipment provisioning:
a) 1+1 IDU:

– 8 E1/DS1 : see para.2–3.5 on page 94

– 16 E1/DS1 : see para.2–3.6 on page 96

– E3/DS3 : see para.2–3.7 on page 98

– Ethernet + 8E1/DS1 : see para.2–3.8 on page 100


b) Optional distributor subrack: see chapter 2–5 on page 139
c) IDU accessories and installation materials: refer to the Installation Handbook

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INTERFACES OF 8E1/DS1 IDU 1+1


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optional distributor subrack

to ODU
CH 0

to ODU
CH 1

Power supply OS 1–8 E1/DS1


User service channels NMS G.703 + Audio 2

Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1

IDU equipment block diagram: see Fig. 11. on page 42.

Fig. 23. Station layout of IDU “1+1 & 8E1/DS1”

INTERFACES OF 16E1/DS1 IDU 1+1

optional distributor subrack

to ODU
CH 0

to ODU
CH 1

Power supply 9–16 E1/DS1


OS 1–8 E1/DS1 NMS G.703 + Audio 2
User service channels
Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1

IDU equipment block diagram: see Fig. 13. on page 44.

Fig. 24. Station layout of IDU “1+1 & 16E1/DS1”

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INTERFACES OF E3/DS3 IDU 1+1

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optional distributor subrack

to ODU
CH 0

to ODU
CH 1

Power supply OS E3/DS3


NMS G.703 + Audio 2
User service channels
Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1

IDU equipment block diagram: see Fig. 16. on page 46.

Fig. 25. Station layout of IDU “1+1 & E3/DS3”

INTERFACES OF Ethernet + 8E1/DS1 IDU 1+1

optional distributor subrack

to ODU
CH 0

to ODU
CH 1

Power supply OS 1–8 E1/DS1


Ethernet NMS G.703 + Audio 2
User service channels
Alarms – Housekeeping NMS V.11 + Audio 1

IDU equipment block diagram: see Fig. 11. on page 42.

Fig. 26. Station layout of IDU “1+1 & Ethernet + 8E1/DS1”

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2–1.5.3 Layouts and connections of 9400AWY (1+1) ODU
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2–1.5.3.1 ODU (1+1) HSB–SD or FD–DA AP with two antennas

Antenna (2) Antenna (1)

ODU CH 0 ODU CH 1

to IDU EXTENSION UNIT to IDU MAIN UNIT

N.B. Figure shows the solution with integrated antennas; antennas can be also external (see point
b ) herebelow)

Fig. 27. Station layout of ODU (1+1) HSB–SD or FD–DA AP with two antennas

– Equipment provisioning:

a) ODU (x2): see para.2–6.3 on page 144

b) Antenna (x2): see paragraphs:

– 2–6.4.1 on page 154 (1+0 configuration with integrated antenna)

– 2–6.5 on page 160 (Integrated antenna part list)


or
– 2–6.4.4 on page 158 (Configuration with separated antenna)
c) Part list of ODU accessories and installation materials (x2): see para.2–6.6 on page 162

– ODU Equipment block diagram: see:

• Fig. 17. on page 47 (1+1 HSB–SD)

• Fig. 19. on page 48 (1+1 FD–DA AP)

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2–1.5.3.2 ODU (1+1) HSB or with one antenna

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COUPLER

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ANTENNA

ODU CH 0

ODU CH 1

to IDU EXTENSION UNIT to IDU MAIN UNIT

N.B. this drawing is an example referred to the coupler used in 13–38 GHz configurations.
Couplers used in 7–8 GHz configurations are shown in Fig. 69. on page 157.

Fig. 28. Station layout of ODU (1+1) HSB with one antenna

– Equipment provisioning:

a) ODU (x2): see para.2–6.3.2 on page 148

b) Antenna and coupler: see paragraphs:

– 2–6.4.2 on page 156


[1+1 HSB configuration with coupler and integrated antenna (13–38 GHz)]

– 2–6.4.3 on page 157


[1+1 HSB configuration with coupler and integrated antenna (7–8 GHz)]

– 2–6.5 on page 160 (Integrated antenna part list)

c) Part list of ODU accessories and installation materials: see para.2–6.6 on page 162

– ODU Equipment block diagram: see:

• Fig. 18. on page 47 (1+1 HSB)

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Double Polar Antenna

ODU CH 0 ODU CH 1

to IDU EXTENSION UNIT to IDU MAIN UNIT

Fig. 29. Station layout of ODU (1+1) FD–AP with one double polar external antenna

– Equipment provisioning:

a) ODU (x2): see para.2–6.3 on page 144

b) Connection of Double Polar External Antenna: see para.2–6.4.4 on page 158 (Configuration
with separated antenna)

c) Part list of ODU accessories and installation materials: see para.2–6.6 on page 162

– ODU Equipment block diagram: see Fig. 20. on page 48

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2–4 IDU OPERATIVE INFORMATION
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For this chapter as a whole, with reference to specific items and features,
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please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16 for system features and SWP–version


relationship.

This chapter gives detailed operative information regarding the IDU shelf’s units available with the
equipment version this handbook issue is relevant to, for installation, commissioning and maintenance
purposes. Information given is relevant to assembly/subassembly and front panel drawings, as well as the
usage description of the access points (connectors, visual indicators, buttons). This chapter is organized
as follows:

– Cautions to avoid equipment damage on page 104

– IDU Main Unit front and rear views and access points on page 105

– IDU Extension Unit front and rear views and access points on page 107

– Description of User interfaces and connectors pin–out on page 109

– Flash Card on page 127

– Installation of tributary plug–ins on page 129

– IDU Main unit dip–switches on page 137

N.B. For detailed operative information regarding:

– equipment installation and commissioning, please refer to:


• 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook
• 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Line–up Guide

– equipment maintenance, please refer to section 3 – MAINTENANCE on page 177.

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2–4.1 Cautions to avoid equipment damage

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a) Unit assemblies

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Each of the IDU MAIN UNIT and IDU EXTENSION UNIT is assembled inside its own box and must
be considered an unique item from the service and maintenance points of view. Such an assembly
is supplied by Alcatel “as it is” and must never be disassembled , with the exception of operations
described in para.2–4.6, that must be carried out exactly as described.

b) Antistatic protection device kit

Whenever is necessary to handle spare parts and boards out of their own box, this kit (see
Fig. 146. on page 324) must be always warn and its termination must be connected to a grounded
structure, to avoid the possible damage of the electronic devices for electrostatic discharges.

c) Screw fixing

In normal operation conditions, all screws (for unit box closing, cable fixing, etc.) must be always
tightened to avoid item detachment and to ensure the equipment EMI–EMC performance.
The screw tightening torque must be:

2.8 kg x cm (0.28 Newton x m)  10 %


2.4317 in lb (0.2026 ft lb)  10 %
Exceeding this value may result in screw breaking.

d) IDU–ODU cable disconnection / connection

Before to disconnect or connect the IDU–ODU cable (at IDU or ODU side) switch off the
corresponding IDU Main Unit or IDU Extension Unit.

e) Craft Terminal connection

To connect the CT cable (at IDU Main Unit’s F or OS Ethernet interface and/or PC side):
• verify that the PC is switched off (if switched on, close all running applications, then switch off
it)
• connect suitable cable to IDU Main Unit’s F or OS Ethernet interface and PC side
• now the PC can be safely switched on.

f) Craft Terminal disconnection

To disconnect the CT cable (at IDU Main Unit’s F or OS Ethernet interface and/or PC side):
• perform the logoff, exiting from the CT applications (details in para.3–4.3.6 on page 199)
• close all other running applications, if any
• switch off the PC
• now the cable can be safely disconnected.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7

A 8 12 15 16 17
9 10 11 13 14 18

19 B C

20

Fig. 38. IDU Main Unit front and rear views

Tab. 40. IDU Main Unit external interfaces and access points

Ref.
Connector or item detail Interface / Explanation Details
Fig. 38.
para.2–4.4.1
(1) SubD 3 Male Station Battery input
on page 109

ON/OFF switch: general I ⇒ ON


(2)
power supply switch O ⇒ OFF

connector for 100 pin SCSI


no pin usage by
(3) flat cable (used only in 1+1
Customer
configurations)
according to equipped plug–in (if any):

when no plug–in equipped, metal plate is

Á Á
the slot is closed by a metal mandatory to
plate (inside the panel rear ensure EMI–EMC
side) performance

(4) when 9–16 E1/DS1 plug–in para.2–4.4.4


is equipped on page 111

when E3/DS3 plug–in para.2–4.4.5


is equipped on page 112

when Ethernet plug–in para.2–4.4.6


is equipped on page 112

Tab. 40. continues ...

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.... Tab. 40. continues
Ref.

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Connector or item detail Interface / Explanation Details

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Fig. 38.
para.2–4.4.8
(5) SubD 15 Female Alarms – Housekeeping
on page 116
para.2–4.4.9
(6) SubD 15 Female NMS V.11 + Audio 1
on page 119
para.2–4.4.2
(7) N 50 ohm for IDU–ODU cable
on page 109
Alarm attending pushbutton:
this pushbutton turns OFF para.3–5.5.2.2
(8)
LEDs MAJ/MIN and turns ON on page 206
yellow LED ATTD
Lamp Test pushbutton: it
para.3–4.2.1
(9) allows to HW test the LEDs of
on page 189
the unit

possible use inside


Equipment Controller
(10) corrective
Reset pushbutton
maintenance

chapter 3–2
(11) EOW telephone RJ 11
on page 181

para.2–4.4.12
(12) OS (or ECT) 10/100BaseT
on page 122

Debug RJ45 for


(13)
Factory use only

para.2–4.4.11
(14) SubD 9 Female ECT – RS232
on page 121
para.2–4.4.3
(15) SubD 37 Female 1–8 E1/DS1
on page 110
para.2–4.4.7
(16) SubD 15 Female User Service Channels
on page 113
para.2–4.4.10
(17) SubD 15 Female NMS G.703 + Audio 2
on page 120
para.2–4.4.13
(18) – LEDs
on page 123
(19) + (20) para.2–4.5
Flash Card
(A) on page 127
(B) label Data Matrix codification for factory use
Fig. 147.
(C) label unit identification
on page 325

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3
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1 2 4 5

6 7 8 9

B C

Fig. 39. IDU Extension Unit front and rear views

Tab. 41. IDU Extension Unit external interfaces and access points

Ref.
Connector or item detail Interface / Explanation Details
Fig. 39.
para.2–4.4.1
(1) SubD 3 (male) Station Battery input
on page 109

ON/OFF switch: general I ⇒ ON


(2)
power supply switch O ⇒ OFF

connector for 100 pin SCSI no pin usage by


(3)
flat cable Customer
according to equipped plug–in (if any):

when no plug–in equipped, metal plate is

Á Á
the slot is closed by a metal mandatory to
plate (inside the panel rear ensure EMI–EMC
side) performance
(4)
when 9–16 E1/DS1 plug–in para.2–4.4.4
is equipped on page 111

when E3/DS3 plug–in para.2–4.4.5


is equipped on page 112
para.2–4.4.2
(5) N 50 ohm for IDU–ODU cable
on page 109

Tab. 41. continues ...

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... . Tab. 41. continues

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Ref.

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Connector or item detail Interface / Explanation Details
Fig. 39.
Lamp Test pushbutton: it
para.3–4.2.1
(6) allows to HW test the LEDs of
on page 189
the unit

para.2–4.4.3
(7) SubD 37 Female 1–8 E1/DS1
on page 110

para.2–4.4.7
(8) SubD 15 Female User Service Channels
on page 113

para.2–4.4.14
(9) – LEDs
on page 126

(B) label Data Matrix codification for factory use

Fig. 147.
(C) label unit identification
on page 325

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2–4.4 Description of User interfaces and connectors pin–out
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2–4.4.1 Power Supply connector pin–out

Present on the front panel of the:


– IDU Main Unit (position (1) in Fig. 38. on page 105)
– IDU Extension Unit (position (1) in Fig. 39. on page 107)

Tab. 42. Power supply connections

Pin Function

A1 + BATTERY

A2 GROUND

A3 – BATTERY

2–4.4.2 Connector for IDU–ODU cable

Present on the front panel of the:


– IDU Main Unit (position (7) in Fig. 38. on page 105)
– IDU Extension Unit (position (5) in Fig. 39. on page 107)

The ODU is connected to the IDU side through this connector (male N 90° – 50 ohm) by a suitable cable.

ATTENTION

(caution to avoid equipment damage)


The N–type connector carries +48 DC voltage for ODU power supply.
Do not connect measuring instruments directly.

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2–4.4.3 E1/DS1 tributaries (1 to 8) connector pin–out

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Present on the front panel of the:

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– IDU Main Unit (position (15) in Fig. 38. on page 105)
– IDU Extension Unit (position (7) in Fig. 39. on page 107)

For E1/DS1 tributaries the same input and output wires are used for 120 ohm (balanced) and 75 ohm
(unbalanced) (see Tab. 43. herebelow); the selection between the two options is possible with CT/OS.

Tab. 43. E1/DS1 tributaries (1 to 8) connector pin–out

pin 1

Description Pin # Pin # Description

Not Used 1 20 Not Used

IN+ Trib. 1 2 21 IN– Trib. 1

IN+ Trib. 2 3 22 IN– Trib. 2

IN+ Trib. 3 4 23 IN– Trib. 3

IN+ Trib. 4 5 24 IN– Trib. 4

IN+ Trib. 5 6 25 IN– Trib. 5

IN+ Trib. 6 7 26 IN– Trib. 6

IN+ Trib. 7 8 27 IN– Trib. 7

IN+ Trib. 8 9 28 IN– Trib. 8

GND 10
29 Not Used
Not Used 11

Out+ Trib. 1 12 30 Out– Trib. 1

Out+ Trib. 2 13 31 Out– Trib. 2

Out+ Trib. 3 14 32 Out– Trib. 3

Out+ Trib. 4 15 33 Out– Trib. 4

Out+ Trib. 5 16 34 Out– Trib. 5

Out+ Trib. 6 17 35 Out– Trib. 6

Out+ Trib. 7 18 36 Out– Trib. 7

Out+ Trib. 8 19 37 Out– Trib. 8

N.B. in 75 ohm unbalanced configuration ”Out– Trib.n” is the ground of ”Trib.n”.

For system wiring solutions, refer to chapter 2–5 on page 139 Distributor subracks

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2–4.4.4 E1/DS1 tributaries (9 to 16) connector pin–out
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Present on the front panel of the:


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– IDU Main Unit (position (4) in Fig. 38. on page 105)


– IDU Extension Unit (position (4) in Fig. 39. on page 107)
when the 9–16 E1 plug–in or the 9–16 DS1 plug–in is equipped.

For E1/DS1 tributaries the same input and output wires are used for 120 ohm (balanced) and 75 ohm
(unbalanced) (see Tab. 44. herebelow); the selection between the two options is possible with CT/OS.

Tab. 44. E1/DS1 tributaries (9 to 16) connector pin–out

pin 1

Description Pin # Pin # Description

Not Used 1 20 Not Used

IN+ Trib. 9 2 21 IN– Trib. 9

IN+ Trib. 10 3 22 IN– Trib. 10

IN+ Trib. 11 4 23 IN– Trib. 11

IN+ Trib. 12 5 24 IN– Trib. 12

IN+ Trib. 13 6 25 IN– Trib. 13

IN+ Trib. 14 7 26 IN– Trib. 14

IN+ Trib. 15 8 27 IN– Trib. 15

IN+ Trib. 16 9 28 IN– Trib. 16

GND 10
29 Not Used
Not Used 11

Out+ Trib. 9 12 30 Out– Trib. 9

Out+ Trib. 10 13 31 Out– Trib. 10

Out+ Trib. 11 14 32 Out– Trib. 11

Out+ Trib. 12 15 33 Out– Trib. 12

Out+ Trib. 13 16 34 Out– Trib. 13

Out+ Trib. 14 17 35 Out– Trib. 14

Out+ Trib. 15 18 36 Out– Trib. 15

Out+ Trib. 16 19 37 Out– Trib. 16

N.B. In 75 ohm unbalanced configuration ”Out– Trib.n” is the ground of ”Trib.n”.

For system wiring solutions, refer to chapter 2–5 on page 139 Distributor subracks

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2–4.4.5 E3/DS3 tributary

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Present on the front panel of the:

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– IDU Main Unit (position (4) in Fig. 38. on page 105)
– IDU Extension Unit (position (4) in Fig. 39. on page 107)
when the E3 plug–in or the DS3 plug–in is equipped.

Two coaxial 1.0/2.3 Siemens connectors are dedicated to the E3/DS3 input/output; the impedance is 75
ohm unbalanced. The line code is HDB3.

If the connector required is a BNC, a suitable adapter must be used. The adapter is a 6 cm cable with a
1.0/2.3 ”locking” connector and a BNC connector.

2–4.4.6 Ethernet tributaries

Present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (4) in Fig. 38. on page 105) when the Ethernet
plug–in is equipped.

For the Ethernet user data interfaces the following table summarizes the meaning of the LEDs integrated
in the RJ45 connectors:

Tab. 45. RJ45 connectors leds for Ethernet user data interfaces

Display
Color Led–off Led–on Led blinking
Function

Link and
LEFT LED Green Link down Link up –
activity status

No TX/RX
TX/RX activity
RIGHT LED Yellow activity activity –
detected
detected

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2–4.4.7 User service channels (pin–out and description)
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Present on the front panel of the:


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– IDU Main Unit (position (16) in Fig. 38. on page 105)


– IDU Extension Unit (position (8) in Fig. 39. on page 107)

User service channel can be used in one of the following modes (selectable by CT/OS):

– 64Kb/s V11 co–directional – (data+clock);


– 64Kb/s co–directional – G.703 asynchronous (i.e. TX and RX data are not necessarily synchronous.
This mode includes DCE behavior);
– 64Kb/s V11 contra–directional (data+clock);
– 9.6Kb/s asynchronous V24/V28;
– 4.8Kb/s asynchronous V24/V28;
– 9.6Kb/s V11;
– 4.8Kb/s V11.

The pin function is shown in the table below.

Tab. 46. User service channel connector pin–out

pin 1

Pin # Signal Direction

2 COD_RX + INPUT

9 COD_RX – INPUT

3 COD_TX + OUTPUT

10 COD_TX – OUTPUT

4 RX_ASY INPUT

11 TX_ASY OUTPUT

5 CC_RX + INPUT

12 CC_RX – INPUT

6 RX_CK + BID

13 RX_CK – BID

7 CC_TX + OUTPUT

14 CC_TX – OUTPUT

8 CC_TCK + OUTPUT

15 CC_TCK – OUTPUT

1 GND /

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USER SERVICE CHANNEL V11 CO–DIR

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< USER RADIO >

USER EQUIPMENT IDU AWY

CC_RX +
DATA CC_RX –
RX_CK +
CLOCK RX_CK –

CC_TX +
CC_TX – DATA
CC_TCK +
CC_TCK – CLOCK

Fig. 40. User service channel: V11 co–directional interface

For V11 contra–directional DCE mode, refer to Fig. 41. for the interface description vs pin–out. Note that
V11 contra–directional DTE mode (as the user–equipment interface) is not supported.

USER SERVICE CHANNEL V11 CONTRA–DIR – DCE

< USER RADIO >

USER SUBORDINATE IDU AWY


EQUIPMENT (DTE)
DCE
CC_RX +
DATA CC_RX–
RX_CK +
CLOCK RX_CK–

CC_TX +
CC_TX– DATA
CC_TCK +
CC_TCK– CLOCK

Fig. 41. User service channel: V11 contra–directional interface

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For G.703 mode, refer to Fig. 42. for the interface description vs pin–out.
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USER SERVICE CHANNEL G.703


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< USER RADIO >

USER EQUIPMENT IDU AWY

COD_RX+
COD_RX–
DATA&CLOCK

COD_TX+
DATA&CLOCK
COD_TX–

Fig. 42. User service channel: G.703 interface

For V24/V28 mode, refer to Fig. 43. for the interface description vs pin–out.

USER SERVICE CHANNEL V28

< USER RADIO >

USER EQUIPMENT IDU AWY

RX_ASY
DATA&CLOCK

TX_ASY DATA&CLOCK

Fig. 43. User service channel: V24/V28 interface

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2–4.4.8 Alarms Housekeeping (pin–out and description)

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Present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (5) in Fig. 38. on page 105).

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The “Alarms–Housekeeping” SubD15 connector (pinout in following Tab. 47. ) is divided in:

– 3 summarizing discrete alarms – equipment outputs (A_1 to A_3); see point [1] below

– 4 housekeeping controls – equipment outputs (HK_O1 to HK_O4); see point [2] on page 117

– 6 housekeeping alarms – equipment inputs (HK_I1 to HK_I6; see point [4] on page 118

– 1 common wire (COM)

– 1 ground (GND).

Tab. 47. Alarms Housekeeping connector pin–out

pin 1

Pin Signal Direction


6 HK_I1 INPUT
13 HK_I2 INPUT
7 HK_I3 INPUT
14 HK_I4 INPUT
8 HK_I5 INPUT
15 HK_I6 INPUT
4 HK_O1 OUTPUT
11 HK_O2 OUTPUT
5 HK_O3 OUTPUT
12 HK_O4 OUTPUT
9 COM
1 A_1 OUTPUT
2 A_2 OUTPUT
3 A_3 OUTPUT
10 GND /

[1] SUMMARIZING DISCRETE ALARMS

The 3 summarizing discrete alarms (equipment outputs) are defined as follows:

A_1 IDU HW Failure alarm ( = IDU Main (or Extension unit) Card fail/missing + Loss of
IDU–ODU cable + Loss of Tributaries)

A_2 ODU Main Failure alarm ( = ODU Tx Failure + ODU Rx Failure)

A_3 ODU Spare Failure alarm

For electrical characteristics refer to point [3] on page 117.

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[2] HOUSEKEEPING CONTROLS
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For the 4 housekeeping controls (equipment outputs), it is possible to choose through CT not only
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the manual setting of each one of them, but also the association to one of the system alarms available
in the CT menu lists (including: Major Alarm, Minor Alarm, Loss of Tributaries, Loss of IDU–ODU
cable, Remote Defect Indication, Local Defect Indication, ODU alarm, Service Affecting Alarm,
Signal Failure Alarm).
For electrical characteristics refer to point [3] herebelow.

[3] SUMMARIZING DISCRETE ALARMS & HOUSEKEEPING CONTROLS ELECTRICAL


CHARACTERISTICS

The presence of an active output alarm corresponds to a closed relay contact with a common wire.
The relay is compliant with the following electrical specification:

• alarm present ⇒ the relay is ”closed”: |V2| ≤ 2V, |I2| ≤ 50mA (the limit on the current defines
the maximum current supported by the IDU circuit)

• alarm not present ⇒ the relay is ”open”: |I2| ≤ 0.2mA, |V2| ≤ 60V
The limit on the voltage means that the customer is not allowed to force in this condition too large
V2.

IDU
OUTn

ooo ooo

OUT2
I1
OUT1
V1
OUTCommon

Fig. 44. Equipment outputs (summarizing and housekeeping)

Note 1: logic can be independently changed for each input and output (the relay is ”closed” when
the alarm is not present and is ”opened” when the alarm is present) through CT configuration while
for Summarizing outputs the default configuration is the only possibility.

Note 2: when the power supply is down (and also when the power supply is on, but the SW hasn’t
yet initialized the HW), all the relays of the outputs of the alarms/housekeeping are in the ”open” state
(HW default condition).

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[4] EQUIPMENT INPUTS

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The IDU is able to detect the status of ”commands” coming from customer’s circuits.

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A common (in) signal is supplied by the customer’s circuit, and this signal is different from the one
defined for equipment outputs.
The customer can use two different schemes to provide the command:
[case 1] relay
[case 2] open collector

Case 1 (relay)

IDU in n
customer
ooo ooo

I3
in 1 out
V4
V3
common (in)

customer
ground

Fig. 45. Equipment inputs – relay scheme

• alarm present ⇒ the customer relay is ”closed”: –2V ≤ V3 ≤ 0V, |I3| ≤ 10mA
This means that the customer’s circuit guarantees that |V3| ≤ 2V and is allowed to drain from
the IDU a 10mA max current;
• alarm not present ⇒ the customer relay is ”open”: |I3| ≤ 0.2mA. This means that the maximum
current drained by the customer’s circuit is 0.2mA.

Case 2 (open collector)

IDU in n
customer
ooo ooo

I3 in 1 V4

V3
common (in)

customer
ground

Fig. 46. Equipment inputs – open collector scheme

The IDU supplies a suitable negative voltage to the customer’s circuit:


• alarm present ⇒ the customer transistor conduces (= ”closed”): –2V ≤ V4 ≤ 0V, |I3| ≤ 10mA.
• alarm not present ⇒ the customer transistor doesn’t conduce (=”open”): |I3| ≤ 0.2mA.
This limits the max current that the customer’s circuit can drain.

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2–4.4.9 NMS V.11 – Audio 1 (pin–out and description)
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (6) in Fig. 38. on page 105).
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The “(NMS_V11+Audio1)” interface has 9 pins dedicated to NMS and 6 pins dedicated to EOW analog
party line.

The NMS_V11 channel is a 64Kb/s; its working mode can be selected between:

– DTE: the data in and data out have to be synchronous, data out being the slave,

– CODIR (asynchronous): TX and RX are totally asynchronous (this mode includes DCE behavior).

Expected/transmitted Clock falling edge is in the middle of the data.

Audio1 outputs can be squelched by CT/OS selection.

Tab. 48. NMS–V.11 + Audio 1 connector pin–out

pin 1

Description Pin # Pin # Description

RS422 data in (+) 1 9 RS422 data in (–)

RS422 clock in (+) 2 10 RS422 clock in (–)

RS422 data out (+) 3 11 RS422 data out (–)

RS422 clock out (+) 4 12 RS422 clock out (–)

GND NMS 5 13 Audio1 signal from user (–)

Audio1 signal from user (+) 6 14 Audio1 signal to user (–)

Audio1 signal to user (+) 7 15 Not used

GND Audio 8

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2–4.4.10 NMS G.703 – Audio 2 (pin–out and description)

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Present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (17) in Fig. 38. on page 105).

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The “(NMS_G703+Audio2)” interface has 5 pins dedicated to NMS and 6 pins dedicated to EOW analog
party line.

The NMS_G703 channel is a 64Kb/s; its working mode can be selected between:

– DTE: G703 data in and G703 data out have to be synchronous, G703 data out being the slave,

– CODIR (asynchronous): G703 data in and G703 data out are totally asynchronous (this mode
includes DCE behavior),

– “In–frame”: this configuration both disables the NMS_G703 interface and enables the
insertion/extraction into/from the first E1/DS1 of the 64Kbit/s channel coming–from/towards the uP.
The insertion/extraction is relative to the first slot of the first tributary even if there is the possibility
in the IDU ASIC to configure the desired slot. This setting is not applicable with unframed E1/DS1.

Audio2 outputs can be squelched by CT/OS selection.

Tab. 49. NMS–G.703 + Audio 2 connector pin–out

pin 1

Description Pin # Pin # Description

G703 data in (+) 1 9 G703 data in (–)

Not used 2 10 Not used

G703 data out (+) 3 11 G703 data out (–)

Not used 4 12 Not used

GND NMS 5 13 Audio2 signal from user (–)

Audio2 signal from user (+) 6 14 Audio2 signal to user (–)

Audio2 signal to user (+) 7 15 Not used

GND Audio 8

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2–4.4.11 ECT RS232 connector pin–out
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (14) in Fig. 38. on page 105), and used to connect
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the Equipment Craft Terminal, through a suitable cable (supplied with the equipment).

Tab. 50. ECT connections

pin 1

RS 232 RS 232
(IDU MAIN side) (PC side)
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9

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2–4.4.12 OS (or ECT) 10/100BaseT connector pin–out

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


Present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (12) in Fig. 38. on page 105).

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N.B. Leds are not operative.

Tab. 51. OS (or ECT) connections


RJ45 RJ45
Signal Color used
(IDU MAIN side) (OS side)
1 Tx + White/Orange 1
2 Tx – Orange 2
3 Rx + White/Green 3
4 Not used Blue 4
5 Not used White/Blue 5
6 Rx – Green 6
7 Not used White/Brown 7
8 Not used Brown 8

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2–4.4.13 IDU Main Unit LEDs summary
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Eight LEDs are present on the front panel of the IDU Main Unit (position (18) in Fig. 38. on page 105):
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GREEN
GREEN RED RED
YELLOW

ÁÁÁ
ÁÁÁ
ÁÁÁ
GREEN RED RED YELLOW

1) ON = Power ON (green)
2) RDI = Remote Defect Indication (red)
3) MIN = Minor Alarm (red)
4) EOW = Engineering Order Wire (bicolor: yellow if busy; green if free)
5) ODU W = ODU Working (green)
6) ATTD = Attended (yellow)
7) MAJ = Major Alarm (red)
8) LDI = Local Defect Indication (red)

Fig. 47. LEDs on the IDU Main Unit front panel

[1] ON – This green LED is ON when the Station Battery is connected, the ON/OFF switch is ON, and
the internal DC/DC is working properly.

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[2] RDI – The Remote Defect Indication is a local indication of the Remote Equipment Failure alarms
requiring consequent operator intervention. It is transmitted from the remote station to the local via

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the aggregate radio frame. RDI is formed in the remote station by the following roots:

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configuration
Alarm root
1+0 1+1
Loss of Signal of PDH Tributaries (E1, DS1, E3, DS3) x x
Data plug–in Card Fail x x
Data plug–in Card Missing x x
E1/DS1 plug–in Card Fail x x
E1/DS1 plug–in Card Missing x x
E3/DS3 plug–in Card Fail x x
E3/DS3 plug–in Card Missing x x
Cable Loss IDU (for both ODUs) x
Main Card Fail x x
Extension Card Fail x
Extension Card missing x
ODU Card Fail x
ODU Card Fail (for both ODUs) x
Transmission Function Failure (TxFail) x
Transmission Function Failure (TxFail, for both ODUs) x
Receiving Function Failure (RxFail) x
Receiving Function Failure (RxFail, for both ODUs) x
Provisioned Frequency incompatible with actual HW x
Provisioned Frequency incompatible with actual HW (for both ODUs) x
Provisioned TX Power incompatible with actual HW x
Provisioned TX Power incompatible with actual HW (for both ODUs) x

[3] MIN – Minor Alarm is the sum of the alarms to which the customer associates Low Severity weight
through CT

[4] EOW – This LED refers to the use of the EOW. Refer to chapter 3–2 on page 181 for details.

[5] ODUW – The ODUW led ON identifies ODU TX activity.


It is OFF in case of:
• IDU–ODU Cable Loss alarm
• Mute function activated
• K_TPS command switching–off related ODU in 1+1 HSB configuration

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[6] ATTD – The attended LED is ON when the acknowledgement button has been pushed
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[7] MAJ – Major Alarm is the sum of the alarms to which the customer associates High Severity (MAJOR
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and CRITICAL) weight by CT

[8] LDI – The Local Defect Indication (LDI) has the purpose to show Local Equipment Failure requiring
consequent actions by operators. The LDI roots are:
• Loss of Signal of PDH Tributaries (E1, DS1, E3, DS3)
• Cable Loss IDU
• Data plug–in Card Fail
• Data plug–in Card Missing
• E1/DS1 plug–in Card Fail
• E1/DS1 plug–in Card Missing
• E3/DS3 plug–in Card Fail
• E3/DS3 plug–in Card Missing
• Main Card Fail
• Extension Card Fail
• Extension Card missing
• ODU Card Fail
• Transmission Function Failure (TxFail)
• Receiving Function Failure (RxFail)
• Provisioned Frequency incompatible with actual HW
• Provisioned TX Power incompatible with actual HW

The lamp test pushbutton (position (9) in Fig. 38. on page 105) allows the HW test of all LEDs.

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2–4.4.14 IDU Extension Unit LEDs summary

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Two LEDs are present on the front panel of the IDU Extension Unit (position (9) in Fig. 39. on page 107):

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GREEN GREEN

1) ON = Power ON (green)
This green LED is ON when the Station Battery is connected, the ON/OFF switch is
ON, and the internal DC/DC is working properly.
2) ODU W = ODU Working (green).
The ODUW led ON identifies ODU TX activity.
It is OFF in case of:
– IDU–ODU Cable Loss alarm
– Mute function activated
– K_TPS command switching–off related ODU in 1+1 HSB configuration

Fig. 48. LEDs on the IDU Extension Unit front panel

The lamp test pushbutton (position (6) in Fig. 39. on page 107) allows the HW test of all LEDs.

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2–4.5 Flash Card
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2–4.5.1 General
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Refer to:
– point [1] on page 26 for a brief functional description
– point [5] on page 29 for the possible combinations of interface types and numbers that can be
supported by each flash card type.

The Flash Card is housed inside the IDU Main Unit shelf (see position (19) in Fig. 38. on page 105).

Fig. 49. herebelow shows the FLASH CARD profile and insertion direction

CONNECTOR SIDE

INSERTION BOTTOM SIDE

Fig. 49. FLASH CARD profile and insertion direction

ATTENTION

(caution to avoid equipment damage)


Whenever you have to handle flash card(s), wear always the Antistatic protection device kit (see
Fig. 146. on page 324) and connect its termination to a grounded structure, to avoid the possible
damage of the flash card contents for electrostatic discharges.

As shown in position (20) in Fig. 38. on page 105, a suitable metal cover, fixed to the IDU Main Unit shelf
by three screws, is envisaged to ensure equipment EMI–EMC performance and to avoid item detachment:

2–4.5.2 Flash Card identification

The P/Ns for the possible Flash Card types are specified in the sublist FLASH CARD in Tab. 22. on page
84, which indicates, for each P/N, also the Flash Card Name :

a) the Flash Card P/N is reported on the label affixed on it;

b) moreover, the Flash Card Name is affixed on the label present on the front panel of the IDU Main
Unit (position (A) in Fig. 38. on page 105):

flash card name label

2–4.5.3 Flash Card upgrade

Please refer to the 9400AWY CT Operator’s Handbook SWP 2.0 (REF.[D] on page 336 of this manual),
section INSTALLATION, chapter System Hardware Upgrade, paragraph Flash Card upgrade .

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2–6 ODU AND ANTENNA CONFIGURATIONS, PART LISTS AND
PROVISIONING
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For this chapter as a whole, with reference to specific items and features,
please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16 for system features and SWP–version
relationship.

This chapter describes the ODU configurations and relevant provisioning:

– ODU general description: refer to point a ) on page 35

– ODU mechanical design and identification on page 142

– ODU configurations on page 143

– ODU part lists on page 144

• 7–8 GHz ODU part lists on page 145

• 13–38 GHz ODU part lists on page 148

– Antenna configurations on page 153

– Integrated antenna part list on page 160

– Part list of ODU accessories and installation materials on page 162

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2–6.1 ODU mechanical design and identification

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The ODU consists of one or two cabinets including the modem + transceiver + branching of a channel.

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Two mechanical solutions are adopted:

– one for all frequency bands from 13 to 38 GHz, where the branching (diplexer) is internal to the ODU
cabinet; each of this type of ODU is identified by one Technical Code only

– another for all frequency bands from 7 to 8 GHz, where ODU is composed by two independent units:
the BRANCHING assembly (containing the diplexer) and the TRANSCEIVER assembly (containing
the RF section); each of this type of ODU is identified by two Technical Codes, one for the
BRANCHING assembly and another for the TRANSCEIVER assembly. To read the BRANCHING
assembly identification label it is necessary to separate the BRANCHING assembly from the
TRANSCEIVER assembly.

Tab. 54. ODU dimensions and weights


13…38 GHz 7–8 GHz
Frequency TRANSCEIVER TRANSCEIVER
TRANSCEIVER BRANCHING
+ BRANCHING + BRANCHING
235 x 235 x 72 mm 248 x 257 x 93 mm 235 x 235 x 73.5 mm 248 x 257 x 156.5 mm
Dimensions
(9.25 x 9.25 x 2.8in) (9.76 x 10.1 x 3.7in) (9.25 x 9.25 x 2.9in) (9.76 x 10.1 x 6.6in)
Weight 3.9 kg (8.58 lb) 4.2 kg (9.24 lb) 3.2 kg (7.04 lb) 7.4 kg (16.28 lb)

13 ... 38 GHz 7–8 GHz

BRANCHING

BRANCHING
IDENTIFICATION LABEL
(INSIDE)
(see Fig. 76. on page 168)
TRANSCEIVER TRANSCEIVER
+
BRANCHING
TRANSCEIVER
ODU IDENTIFICATION LABEL IDENTIFICATION LABEL
(see Fig. 148. on page 326) (see Fig. 148. on page 326)

Fig. 65. ODU types, identification, dimensions and weights

The ODUs are delivered with the “nose” adapter in case of configurations with the separated antenna.

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2–6.2 ODU configurations
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Tab. 55. ODU configurations

Outdoor APPLICATIONS AND


ODU ODU coupler ANTENNA
configuration ADVANTAGES

1+0 1 x ODU NO 1 x antenna single polar Non–protected

2 x ODUs at
1/10 dB Protection against
1+1 HSB same 1 x antenna single polar
asymmetric failures
frequency

2 x ODUs at
1+1 HSB SD same NO 2 x antennas single polar
frequency Protection against
failures.
2 x ODUs at
Improvement of
1+1 FD AP different NO 1 x antenna double polar
performances
frequencies
versus multipath
2 x ODUs at 2 x antennas single polar propagation
1+1 FD DA different NO in AP configuration (same
frequencies or crossed polarization)

N.B. For explanatory diagrams, refer to para.1–1.2 on page 39 System configurations.

Legend:
AP: Alternate Polar
DA: Double Antenna
FD: Frequency diversity
HSB: Hot Stand By
SD: Space Diversity

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2–6.4 Antenna configurations
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The ODU can be connected to:


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– an integrated antenna of 30 cm (1FT) or 60 cm (2FT) or 90 cm (3FT) or 120 cm (4FT) diameter.

– a separated antenna, if larger diameters are necessary. In this case, the antenna is interconnected
by a flextwist directly to the ODU, or the coupler, depending on the protection used.

For the outdoor section the following 1+1 configuration are presently implemented:

• HSB configuration is available with a 1 dB/10 dB asymmetrical coupler and 1 antenna: this
configuration optimizes the infrastructure using only one antenna, a 10 dB coupling has been
chosen to minimize the losses on the normal path (1 dB only).

• without coupler and 2 antennas: this configuration adds a natural Space Diversity and improves
the link budget avoiding coupler losses on the stand–by path.

• without coupler and 1 dual polarization antenna: this configuration allows a polarization
diversity, minimizes the antenna and avoids coupler losses on the stand–by path.

The pole mounting versions are given in the following Tab. 69. for each configuration:

Tab. 69. Pole Mounting versions

Version see para

1+0 with integrated antenna 2–6.4.1 page 154

1+1 HSB configuration with coupler and integrated antenna (13–38 GHz) 2–6.4.2 page 156

1+1 HSB configuration with coupler and integrated antenna (7–8 GHz) 2–6.4.3 page 157

1+1 HSB configuration with hybrid coupler and not integrated antenna (7–8 GHz)
C.2 page 328
N.B. obsolete configuration, no longer envisaged in newer supplies

Configuration with separated antenna 2–6.4.4 page 158

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2–6.4.1 1+0 configuration with integrated antenna

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


The following Fig. 66. and Fig. 67. show the 1+0 configuration with a 30 cm (1FT) antenna in both vertical

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and horizontal configurations. The modification of the polarization is obtained by rotating the ODU and the
nose of the antenna.

7–8 GHz
antenna

IDU connector

INTEGRATED
ANTENNA
POLE MOUNTING
(Technical Code REF.60
in Tab. 75. on page 162 13 ... 38 GHz
antenna

360 mm
(14.17 in)

IDU connector
390 mm
(15.35 in)
620 mm
(24.41 in)

Fig. 66. View of ODU with integrated antenna (V polarization)

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7–8 GHz
antenna
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IDU connector

INTEGRATED
ANTENNA
POLE MOUNTING
(Technical Code REF.60 13 ... 38 GHz
in Tab. 75. on page 162
antenna

IDU connector
measures as Fig. 66.

Fig. 67. View of ODU with integrated antenna (H polarization)

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2–6.4.2 1+1 HSB configuration with coupler and integrated antenna (13–38 GHz)

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– See Fig. 68. below. The 2 ODUs are interconnected through a 1 dB /10 dB coupler. The coupler is

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fixed on the 1+0 pole mounting with 4 catches. The 2 ODUs are connected to the coupler with their
catches.

– The modification of the polarization is done on the coupler by rotating rings at antenna port and on
the antenna by rotating the nose (the ODUs are always in the same position).

– Different couplers are available, as shown in Tab. 70. herebelow:

Tab. 70. Available couplers (13–38 GHz)

Waveguide
Frequency band Coupler type Coupling loss Coupler Technical Code
(3 ports)

13, 15 GHz 10 dB WR 62 1 dB / 10 dB 3CC 13472 AB**

18, 23, 25 GHz 10 dB WR 42 1 dB / 10 dB 3CC 13473 AB**

28, 38 GHz 10 dB WR 28 1 dB / 10 dB 3CC 13474 AB**

Coupler antenna

360 mm
(14.17 in)

535 mm
(21.83 in)
620 mm COUPLER VIEW
(24.41 in)

Fig. 68. Coupler (13–38 GHz)

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2–6.4.3 1+1 HSB configuration with coupler and integrated antenna (7–8 GHz)
Two alternative couplers are available, as shown in Tab. 71. and Fig. 69. herebelow:
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Tab. 71. Available couplers (7–8 GHz)


Waveguide
Frequency band Coupler type Coupling loss Coupler Technical Code
(3 ports)
1AB 22895 0005
7–8 GHz 10 dB WR 112 1 dB / 10 dB or
1AB 34039 0001

For assembly drawings of ODUs + coupler, please refer to the Installation Handbook, from ED.04 .
N.B. Before the availability of these couplers, the 1+1 HSB configuration for 7–8 GHz bands was set
up by means of a hybrid coupler and not integrated antenna, as described in para.C.2 on page
328.

1AB 22895 0005

weight 6 Kg about
(both versions)

1AB 34039 0001

Fig. 69. Coupler (7–8 GHz)

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2–6.4.4 Configuration with separated antenna

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The ODU is fixed on a dedicated pole mounting for separated antenna. A nose adapter (different Technical

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Codes depending on the waveguide dimension, see Tab. 72. below) is used to connect the ODU and the
flextwist.

7–8 GHz 13 ... 38 GHz

NOSE (under)
ADAPTER

NOT INTEGRATED
ANTENNA
POLE MOUNTING
(P/N REF.61
in Tab. 75. on page 162

Fig. 70. Nose adapters for ODU with separated antenna

Tab. 72. Nose adapters for ODU with separated antenna


Technical Code Technical Description
3DB 01459 AA** 7–8 GHz: WR112 ADAPTER KIT (nose adapter for not integrated antenna)
1AB 14609 0003 13–15 GHz: WR62 NOSE ADAPTER (NOT INT ANTENNA)
1AB 14609 0002 18–23–25 GHz: NOSE ADAPTER (NOT INT ANTENNA)
3DB 02082 AA** 28–38 GHz: NOSE ADAPTER (NOT INT ANTENNA)

Concerning the interface between the ODU output flange and the suggested antenna flange, the following
Tab. 73. details for each product the standard wave guide to be used and the suggested flange for the
external antenna.

Please note that the use of 600 mm flex twist is not suggested for antennas bigger than 3ft (90 cm
diameter), due to mechanical reasons. The suggested way to make the RF connection is to use the
elliptical wave guide fitted with flanged connectors.

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Tab. 73. ODU Output flanges with external antenna
Equipment ODU
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Suggested
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and Range Output FLEXTWIST Antenna


(GHz) Flange Flange

A C.E.I. E.I.A. B Technical Code C D

9470 AWY
UDR84 R84 WR112 PDR84 1AF 11977 AA** UBR84 PBR84
7–8
9413 AWY
UBR140 R120 WR75 PBR120 3CC 05751 AC** UBR120 PBR120
12.7 – 13.3
9415 AWY
UBR140 R140 WR62 PBR140 3CC 05750 AC** UBR140 PBR140
14.2 – 15.4
9418 AWY
UBR220 R220 WR42 PBR220 UBR220 PBR220
17.7 – 19.7
9423 AWY
UBR220 R220 WR42 PBR220 UBR220 PBR220
21.2 – 23.6 3CC 05749 AC**

9425 AWY
UBR220 R220 WR42 PBR220 UBR220 PBR220
24.5 – 26.5
9428 AWY
UBR320 R320 WR28 PBR320 UBR320 PBR320
27.3 – 31.3
3DB 00682 AA**
9438 AWY
UBR320 R320 WR28 PBR320 UBR320 PBR320
37.0 – 40.0

L=1000 mm for 7–8 GHz


L=600 mm for 13–38 GHz

N.B. If the flex–twist is not provided by Alcatel, the user must carefully choose the type of the
connection guide in order to limit as much as possible galvanic couples between
antenna/flex–twist and flex–twist/ODU contact surfaces that can induce rust. For this purpose
please note that the surfaces are:
– chromium–plated at ODU’s output flange side
– tin–plated at flex–twist’s flange side

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2–7 ODU AND RELATED OPTIONAL TOOLS OPERATIVE INFORMATION
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This chapter gives operative information, for installation, commissioning and maintenance purposes
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regarding:
– ODU, herebelow
– 7–8 GHz ODU additional information on page 166
– Light service kit cable on page 169

Please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16 for system features and SWP–version relationship

2–7.1 ODU operative information


2–7.1.1 General, views and access points

Refer to:
– para. 1–1.1.3 on page 35 for a brief functional description of ODU.
– chapter 2–6 on page 141 for composition and P/Ns

Fig. 72. (for 13–38 GHz) and Fig. 73. (for 7–8 GHz) on pages 164–165 show ODU views and access
points.

The external interfaces are listed in Tab. 76. below, with the corresponding connector.

Tab. 76. ODU external interfaces


Ref. in
Further
Fig. 72. Interface Connector
information
and Fig. 73.
Tab. 77.
(1) RF interface for connection of antenna or coupler waveguide
herebelow
(2) Connector for IDU/ODU cable male N 50 ohm
12–pin LEMO
para.2–7.3
(3) Connector for Light service kit cable (Fig. 71.
on page 169
on page 164)

Tab. 77. RF interface


FREQUENCY GHz ⇒ 7–8 13–15 18–25 28–38
Waveguide type ⇒ WR112 WR62 WR42 WR28
N.B. for further information, refer to para.2–6.4 on page 153

N.B. For detailed operative information regarding:

– equipment installation and commissioning, please refer to:


• 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook
• 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Line–up Guide

– equipment maintenance, please refer to section 3 – MAINTENANCE on page 177 of this


handbook.

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8 12 11 5

1 9 10 4

2 3
KEY

Fig. 71. ODU LEMO connector pinout

(4)

TRANSCEIVER
+
BRANCHING

SOLAR SHIELD

(1)
(A)

(A)

(A)

(3) (A)
(2)
(A) Levers (4) to fix/unfix ODU assembly to antenna or coupler
(1) RF interface for connection of antenna or coupler
(2) Connector for IDU/ODU cable
(3) Connector for Light service kit cable
(4) ODU identification label (see Fig. 148. on page 326)

Fig. 72. ODU views (13–38 GHz)

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BRANCHING

(4)

TRANSCEIVER

SOLAR SHIELD
(B) (A)
(1)
(B)

(A)

(A)

(B)

(2)
(3)
(A) (B)
(A) 4 levers to fix/unfix branching assembly (diplexer) to transceiver
(B) 4 levers to fix/unfix branching assembly (diplexer) to antenna or coupler
(1) RF interface for connection of antenna or coupler
(2) Connector for IDU/ODU cable
(3) Connector for Light service kit cable
(4) TRANSCEIVER identification label (see Fig. 148. on page 326)

Fig. 73. ODU views (7–8 GHz)

2–7.1.2 ODU hardware settings

No hardware settings are envisaged on 13–38 GHz ODUs, while on 7–8 GHz ODUs a setting allows to
choose the half–band (LOW or HIGH) for TX (see para.2–7.2 on page 166 for details).

2–7.1.3 ODU identification

Through the Solar Shield window are visible the ODU or TRANSCEIVER identification label and the
Vertical or Horizontal polarization mounting. In case of 7–8 GHz ODU, the BRANCHING identification label
(Fig. 76. on page 168) can be viewed only separating the TRANSCEIVER from the BRANCHING.

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2–7.2 7–8 GHz ODU additional operative information

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2–7.2.1 7–8 GHz ODU composition

The 9400AWY in 7 and 8 GHz bands (9470AWY) is provided with a new ODU mechanical arrangement
in order to minimize the parts number required.

As shown in Fig. 74. below, the 9470AWY ODU assembly is composed, unlike the existing ones in the
other frequency bands, by two boxes, one for diplexer system (BRANCHING) and the other for the all other
active functions (TRANSCEIVER) connected together to form the ODU.

An O–RING present in the TRANSCEIVER box guarantees the ODU assembly pressurization.

N.B. This is a conductive O–RING and must be left dry. Do not wet it with silicon grease (silicon
grease must be used only on O–ring between ODU and antenna).

BRANCHING

TRANSCEIVER

O–RING

Fig. 74. 7–8 GHz ODU composition

The TRANSCEIVER box is very similar to the existing ones 9400AWY ODU used in the other frequency
bands, but without the diplexer system.

The BRANCHING box provides the interface between the pole mounting/antenna and the
TRANSCEIVER.

The favorite solution foresees the possibility to change in field a spare part TRANSCEIVER without
disconnecting the BRANCHING box from the pole mounting/antenna. The TRANSCEIVER and
BRANCHING boxes fixing and unfixing are obtained through the four levers (A) shown in Fig. 73. on page
165.

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2–7.2.2 7–8 GHz ODU’s TRANSCEIVER and BRANCHING boxes coupling
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Fig. 75. below shows the TRANSCEIVER and BRANCHING boxes coupling surfaces:
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– (A) BRANCHING box label informative content


described in Fig. 76. on page 168

– (B) (HIGH FREQ) and (C) (LOW FREQ) RF interfaces on BRANCHING box

– (D) (TX) and (E) (RX) RF interfaces on TRANSCEIVER box


The TRANSCEIVER and BRANCHING boxes can be coupled in two alternative ways (1800–rotated with
respect to each other):

– BRANCHING box’s (B) (HIGH FREQ) coupled to TRANSCEIVER box’s (D) (TX)
in this case the TX part of the transceiver uses the HIGH frequency range of the Shifter set by Craft
Terminal (see field D in Fig. 76. on page 168); obviously the RX part of the transceiver uses the
corresponding LOW frequency range;

– BRANCHING box’s (C) (LOW FREQ) coupled to TRANSCEIVER box’s (D) (TX)
in this case the TX part of the transceiver uses the LOW frequency range of the Shifter set by Craft
Terminal (see field D in Fig. 76. on page 168); obviously the RX part of the transceiver uses the
corresponding HIGH frequency range.

TRANSCEIVER BRANCHING
(D)

(A) (B)

(C)
(E)

Fig. 75. 7–8 GHz ODU’s TRANSCEIVER and BRANCHING boxes coupling surfaces

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2–7.2.3 Label affixed inside the 7–8 GHz ODU BRANCHING box

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


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A
  B
C

154_B LOW 7442 7526


HIGH 7596 7680
160 LOW 7442.5 7512.5 D
HIGH 7602.5 7673.5

SYMBOL OR WRITING MEANING

A9400 Equipment Acronym & Alcatel Logo


ALCATEL

CE European Community logo


12345 (example) Notified body
! Not harmonized frequency logo
2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment) Logo (see para.1–2.10.3 on page 66)
PN/ICS 3DB 06775 AAAA 01 (example) Factory Technical Code + ICS
A Factory Technical Code + ICS, bar code 128
Logistical Item 3DB 06775 AAXX (example) Technical Code for Customer
B Technical Code for Customer, bar code 128
S/N CW 050609001 (example) Factory Serial number
C Factory Serial number bar code 128
– the field “Shifter MHz” indicates the possible
frequency bands that can be used with this
branching assembly.
The choice between different shifters is done by
Craft Terminal (refer to Operator’s Handbook for
details).
D (shown numbers as examples) For additional functional information, please
refer to para.4–1.2 on page 228.

– for each “Shifter MHz”, the TX “LOW” and


“HIGH” rows indicate the frequency range
assumed by transceiver TX section, according to
the TRANSCEIVER and BRANCHING boxes
coupling described in para.2–7.2.2 on page 167

Fig. 76. Label affixed inside the 7–8 GHz ODU BRANCHING box

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2–7.3 Light service kit cable operative information
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Fig. 77. herebelow shows this optional cable (P/N REF.59 in Tab. 75. on page 162):
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A B
F G

1 1

3
2

3
Black
4 4
5 5

A 6 6 B
7 7 D
8
9
8
9
C
10 10 Red
11 11

12 12

1
E
C D

6 7 7 6
12 12 11
11 5
5 8 8

4 1 4
9 1
10 9 10
3 2 3
2
View following F View following G

LEMO wire 6 = ground


Fig. 77. Light service kit cable

Connector usage:

– (A) LEMO connector, to be plugged into LEMO connector on ODU (see Fig. 72. on page 164 and
Fig. 73. on page 165)

– (B) LEMO connector, for ALCATEL internal use only.

– banana plugs (C) and (D) : output is a 0 to +3V dc voltage proportional to the radio Rx field. During
equipment line–up, through a multi–meter it is possible to easily point the antenna until the measured
voltage is the maximum, corresponding to the maximum radio Rx field. Actual Rx field value can be
measured by means of the Craft Terminal (see CT Operator’s Handbook).
For further information, please refer to the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Line–up Guide

– (E) RS232 connector, for ALCATEL internal use only.

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3–1 MAINTENANCE POLICY
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This chapter introduces the basic concepts for the equipment maintenance.
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3–1.1 Classification of maintenance levels and operators

The maintenance procedures described in the following chapters are based on the following
considerations:

– The possibility of carrying out routine and corrective maintenance is based on the availability of:
• a suitable set of instruments and accessories
• a suitable set of spare parts

These matters are described in chapter 3–3 on page 183.

– Maintenance can be classified as:

• First Level Maintenance:

– ROUTINE (system state check)

• Second Level Maintenance:

– PREVENTIVE (periodic set of measurements and checks)


– CORRECTIVE (troubleshooting and repair)

First level maintenance consists of a set of simple operations by means of which a First Level
Maintenance Operator can acknowledge the state of the system and decide whether or not the
intervention of a Second Level Maintenance Operator is required in order to bring back the assembly
to optimum operating conditions by troubleshooting and unit replacement, if necessary. In this
philosophy:

• First Level Maintenance Operator should not be authorized to change the equipment status;
he should be only authorized to display it or to make some simple tests through the Craft
Terminal, if expressly authorized by the Station Manager.

These actions are described in chapter 3–4 on page 189.

• Second Level Maintenance Operator is authorized to make all actions necessary to repair
the system; moreover he should only be authorized to carry out routine maintenance.

These actions are described in chapter 3–5 on page 201.

With regard to the access to the Craft Terminal functionalities, notice that, starting from SWP version
2.0.2 and according to point 4–4.1.1 on page 288 (Security management), it is possible to use the
following operator profiles:

• viewer for the First Level Maintenance Operator


• craftPerson for the Second Level Maintenance Operator.

– The two–station layout typical of a radio link requires often that different operators can communicate
with each other to solve problems. The EOW functions of this equipment give a simple way for this
communication need.

This matter is described in chapter 3–2 on page 181.

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3–1.2 First Level Maintenance Personnel skill

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First Level Maintenance Personnel must have received:

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– an adequate technical background on telecommunications. Experience in first level maintenance
activities is a must;

– an adequate presentation on the equipment this handbook refers to;

– detailed instructions on “what to do” and/or “who must be contacted” in the case should he find the
equipment not in its normal conditions.

3–1.3 Second Level Maintenance Personnel skill

Second Level Maintenance Personnel must have received an adequate technical background on
telecommunications. Experience in maintenance activities is a must.

In particular, Second Level Maintenance Personnel must be familiar:

– with the equipment this handbook refers to

– and with the use of the Craft Terminal applications of the equipment this handbook refers to.

Without these prerequisites, reading this handbook and the associated handbooks indicated in para.D.2.1
on page 335 is usually not enough to properly maintain equipment.

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3–2 USE OF EOW FUNCTIONS
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Please refer to chapter 3–1 on page 179 for an introduction to the basic concepts of equipment
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maintenance.
This chapter explains how to configure and use the EOW (Engineering Order–Wire) function of the
equipment.

3–2.1 Setting information

The telephone handset (P/N REF.[51] in Tab. 22. on page 84) allows to carry out EOW in/out calls at IDU
side. It uses DTMF (tone) dialling.
a) Connection diagram
STATION A STATION B

ODU ODU

1 2 3 3 1 2
4
7
5
8
6
9
IDU IDU 6 4 5
9 7 8
0 # # 0
* *

OFF ON MAIN UNIT MAIN UNIT OFF ON

Telephone handset Telephone handset

N.B. each Telephone handset has its own phone number. Phone number can be in the 10 to
99 range. Telephone handsets must have different phone numbers.

Physical connection on IDU: connect Telephone handset RJ11 plug to TPH connector on the IDU
MAIN unit [ (12) in Fig. 38. on page 105 ].
b) Telephone handset view

N.B. To safeguard against EMC problems, remember to clip the isolating ferrite core on the cable.
This is supplied with the handset or in the main IDU connector kit.
Caution: to operate, set the handset switch to “FV”.

Set switch to “FV”

ON/OFF switch
Isolating ferrite core

RJ 11 connector

c) Telephone handset keyboard

KEY MEANING

* Force unlocking of the line

# Engage line

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d) Telephone handset phone number display/setting
Display/setting is done through the Craft Terminal with the following menus:

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• display: Configuration ⇒ System Settings ⇒ Overhead ⇒ Phone Parameter

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• setting: Configuration ⇒ System Settings ⇒ Overhead ⇒ Phone Parameter ⇒ ’phone number’
⇒ Apply
Refer to CT Operator’s Handbook for details.

e) Ways of Calling : two different ways of calling are possible:


• SELECTIVE: a connection between two users (dial a number: 10 to 99)
• OMNIBUS: a unidirectional connection with all the users (dial digits 00)

f) LEDs indication:
• EOW (GREEN): free line
• EOW (YELLOW): busy line
• Flashing YELLOW: received and recognized call
N.B. position of green/yellow LED on IDU MAIN unit:
EOW

GREEN
GREEN RED RED
YELLOW

GREEN RED RED YELLOW

3–2.2 Call Set–up/End by Telephone handset connected to the IDU Main unit

a) To Call from Handset:

1) Check that line is free (EOW–free green LED on the MAIN unit is on)
2) Set Handset ON/OFF switch to “ON”
3) On keypad, press # to engage line
4) Check that EOW–busy yellow LED on the MAIN unit is on
5) On keypad, dial two–digit number of station to be called (or 00 for omnibus call)
6) Ring tone is audible in the handset, wait for answer

b) To Answer Call at Handset:

1) EOW–busy yellow LED on the MAIN unit flashes and audible tone is present
2) If not connected, connect handset to IDU, set ON/OFF switch to “ON”, press # on keypad, speak

c) To End Call from Handset:

1) On keypad, press *
2) Move handset ON/OFF switch to “OFF”

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3–3 MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND SPARE PARTS
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3–3.1 Introduction

Please refer to chapter 3–1 on page 179 for an introduction to the basic concepts of equipment
maintenance.

This chapter describes the instruments, accessories and the equipment spare parts that are envisaged
to carry out the routine and corrective maintenance of the equipment, and and is organized as follows:

– Instruments and accessories herebelow, including:


• Software tools herebelow
• Maintenance, Installation and Station Kit Tools on page 184

– Set of spare parts on page 186, including:


• Types of Spare Parts on page 186
• Number of Spare Parts on page 187
• General rules on spare parts management on page 188

Please refer to Tab. 1. on page 16 for system features and SWP–version relationship

3–3.2 Instruments and accessories

3–3.2.1 Software tools

There is a local Craft Terminal (PC) which permits to display all the alarms and which manages the
Equipment. Its implementation is described in the Craft Terminal Operator’s Handbook.

When a TMN is implemented, an Operation System will display alarms and manage all the connected
Equipment of the network. Refer to the relevant handbooks.

With reference to Fig. 38. on page 105:

– connection with the PC is achieved through connector (14) available on the IDU MAIN unit;

– through connector (12) the same unit can be connected to an Operation System associated to the
Transmission Management Network in order to execute operations similar to those carried out by the
PC.

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3–3.2.2 Maintenance, Installation and Station Kit Tools

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


For the P/Ns of these Kit Tools, please see REF.[52], [53] and [54] in Tab. 22. on page 84.

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a) The Installation Kit Tool includes various types of common usage fixed spanners, standard and
crosshead screwdrivers, polygon spanners, polygon tube spanners, special fixed spanners, a torque
wrench, etc.

b) The Maintenance Kit Tool is practically equal to the Station Kit Tool, with the addition of the
Antistatic wrist–band.

c) The Station Kit Tool is a bag additionally containing various types of cables and cable adapters.

The detailed item list of these Kit Tools is given in the documents enclosed to this handbook:

• Installation Kit Tool part list, REF.[A] in Tab. 100. on page 351

• Maintenance Kit Tool part list, REF.[B] in Tab. 100. on page 351

• Station Kit Tool part list, REF.[C] in Tab. 100. on page 351

N.B. These Kit Tools are standardized kits for the use with all ALCATEL WTD equipment types: they
contain also items that are not used in 9400AWY environment (they are not described in this
manual).

Some special items are listed in Tab. 79. below, which gives also reference to figures where they are
depicted.

Tab. 79. Special items of the Kit Tools


SPECIAL ITEM DESCRIPTION
COMPONENTS OF ANTISTATIC WRIST–BAND
Antistatic wrist–band
Antistatic applications cord
para.B.5 on page 324
Plug with crocodile pliers
Female button termination
SPECIAL EXTRACTORS
Unhook tool for 1.0/2.3 coax Fig. 78. below
SPECIAL TOOLS AND ITEMS FOR ODU
Lever for ODU mounting/dismounting Fig. 79. on page 185

Fig. 78. Special extractor to remove the coaxial cables 1.0/2.3

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When, in ODU configurations 1+1 with coupler, you must dismount and then mount one of the
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two ODUs for maintenance purposes, the following operations:


UNBLOCK BEFORE DISMOUNT
One at a time, unblock the four ODU blocking levers (A) pushing up the restraint spring
(B) and, contemporarily, turning down the lever (C).
BLOCK AFTER MOUNT
Block the four ODU blocking levers (A)
may produce vibrations that could cause synch loss or other electrical disturbances to the other
ODU still working.

A B

Using the special lever:

allows to do the same unblock/block operations without producing vibrations.


The following photographs should clarify the correct lever handling and usage.

Fig. 79. Lever for ODU mounting/dismounting

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3–3.3 Set of spare parts

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3–3.3.1 Types of Spare Parts

The unit replacement procedures described in paragraph Corrective Maintenance of chapter Second
Level Maintenance in this section presume that the units present in the spare–part stock correspond
exactly to the plug–in replaceable units that are equipped in the system (i.e. with the same Part Number).

3–3.3.2 P/Ns to be used for Spare Parts provisioning

Please take notice that, in order to order spare parts, the Commercial Codes defined in
Chapter 2–8 – Commercial Codes on page 171 must always be used.

3–3.3.3 ODU Spare Parts

The suggested spare parts should be at least those containing electronic parts; in general the spare part
types are:

– for 13 to 38 GHz: the complete ODU. For the P/Ns refer to para. 2–6.3.2 on page 148.

– for 7–8 GHz: the TRANSCEIVER assembly. For the P/Ns refer to:

• Tab. 56. on page 146 (7 GHz)

• Tab. 58. on page 147 (8 GHz)

As a matter of fact, all items listed in Chapter 2–6 – ODU and antenna configurations, part lists and
provisioning on page 141 can be considered items to be provisioned as spare parts.

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3–3.3.4 IDU Spare Parts
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The set of spare parts for the IDU is inclusive of a minimum number of spares for each type of replaceable
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units. The suggested spare parts should be at least those containing electronic parts; in general the spare
part types are:

– IDU Main unit, for both (1+0) and (1+1) systems

– IDU Extension unit, for (1+1) systems only

– Flash card, for both (1+0) and (1+1) systems

As a matter of fact, all items listed in Tab. 22. on page 84 can be considered items to be provisioned as
spare parts.

a) Spare parts for IDU Main and Extension units

In case a terminal has IDU Main and/or Extension units equipped with plug–in, and you order as
spare parts such units separately from the plug–in, take into account that, when the IDU Main or
Extension faulty unit must be replaced, the spare part box has first to be opened, then the
plug–in must be installed, at last box must be closed.

b) Spare parts for Flash Card

There are six possible types of Flash Cards. For details refer to:

• point [5] on page 29 (possible combinations of interface types and numbers that can be
supported by each of the six types of flash cards)

• sub–list FLASH CARD in Tab. 22. on page 84 (P/Ns of Flash Cards)

• para.2–4.5 on page 127 (operative information for Flash Cards)

• para.4–2.3.2.2 on page 250 (Flash Card content).

For the spare–part–stock, Customer should provision at least one Flash Card for each type (P/N) of
Flash Card equipped in systems in service. For cost saving, as alternative to provision the various
types, the 16E1/DS1 E3/DS3 4/16QAM FLASH CARD flash card type could be provisioned instead.

Read important information regarding the spare Flash Card management in Operator’s
Handbook (from ED.03) section MAINTENANCE, chapter Spare Flash Card
management and replacement procedures.

3–3.3.5 Number of spare parts

The overall number of spares depends on Customer requirements, and should be based on the average
amount of transmission circuits available to be accounted for not only during MTBF (Mean Time Between
Failures) but also during MTTR (Mean Time To Repair); the latter depending on the amount of spare parts
available.

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3–3.3.6 General rules on spare parts management

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


Before storing the spare units make sure that they are working by inserting them in an operating

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equipment.
It is suggested to periodically check those spare units that have not been utilized for over a year.
If the spare parts and the equipment are stored in the same environment, make sure that the spare parts
are placed in cabinets to safeguard them from dust and damp.
Moreover, they should also be well grounded to avoid electrostatic discharges.
If the spare parts are stored in another room, or have to be moved from another place, building or site,
make sure that the following is observed:

– the spare parts must be wrapped in anti–static and padded envelopes;

– the spare parts must not touch wet surfaces or chemical agents that might damage them (e.g. gas);

– if during transportation the temperature is lower than that of the room where they had been kept,
make sure that before using them they pass a certain period in a climatic chamber to prevent thermal
shocks and/or the possibility of steaming up.

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3–4 FIRST LEVEL MAINTENANCE
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3–4.1 Introduction
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Please refer to chapter 3–1 on page 179 for an introduction to the basic concepts of equipment
maintenance.

This chapter describes the First Level Maintenance of the equipment and is organized as follows:

– System state display by visual indications below

– Craft Terminal interface common used commands on page 191

3–4.2 System state display by visual indications

3–4.2.1 LED test

To be sure to have correct indications, carry out the LED test of IDU MAIN unit, pushing pushbutton (9)
in Fig. 81. on page 190: while pushed, all leds of the MAIN unit should be turned on.

In 1+1 system, perform the same test also on the IDU Extension Unit, pushing pushbutton (6) in
Fig. 80. below: while pushed, all leds of EXTENSION unit should be turned on.

3–4.2.2 Alarm LEDs on the IDU MAIN unit

All the alarms detected on the units are collected and processed by the IDU MAIN unit which gives
centralized optical indications by means of LEDs on its front coverplate, as shown in Fig. 81. on page 190.

3–4.2.3 Alarm LEDs on the Extension unit

(2) ON/OFF switch

ON
(6) LED test
GREEN

LED Normal status

ON (green) ON (if the ON/OFF switch is on)

Fig. 80. LEDs and pushbutton on IDU Extension unit for maintenance purposes

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(12) Ethernet (or ON RDI MIN

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OS) interface
for Craft Terminal
GREEN RED RED

RED RED YELLOW

(2) ON/OFF switch


LDI MAJ ATTD

(14) F interface for


(8) Alarm attending (9) LED test (10) Reset Craft Terminal

LED on Meaning Action

If off (and if the ON/OFF switch is on) there is a problem in the station
Green LED ON A
battery or in the MAIN unit

Red LED LDI There is a failure in the equipment A

Red LED RDI There is a failure in the remote station A

Detection of an URGENT alarm: it means that there is at least one


Red LED MAJ A
alarm (internal and/or external) for which traffic is affected.

Detection of a NOT URGENT alarm: it means that there is at least one


alarm (internal and/or external) for which traffic is not affected (e.g.
Red LED MIN B
something is wrong, but the traffic is recovered by an automatic
protection switch).

Alarm condition ATTENDED: it means that an Operator (by pushbutton


Yellow LED ATTD (8) or by Craft Terminal) has attended the alarm (for details, see para. B
3–5.5.2.2 on page 206).

ACTION:
A The immediate intervention of a Second Level Maintenance Operator is required.
B The immediate intervention of a Second Level Maintenance Operator is not required

Fig. 81. LEDs and pushbutton on IDU MAIN unit for maintenance purposes

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3–4.3 Craft Terminal interface commonly used commands
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This paragraph explains how to login the CT application and sums up the common used commands for
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system status display and checks.

For screen interpretation, click on their relevant HELP button and/or refer to the CT Operator’s Handbook.

N.B. This operation should be done by the First Level Maintenance Operator only if expressly
authorized by the Station Manager.

3–4.3.1 Craft Terminal (CT) connection and start–up

1) connect Craft Terminal (CT) to Equipment

Following cautions stated in point e ) on page 104, plug the suitable cable to PC and to (see
Fig. 81. on page 190):

– ECT connector (14) on the IDU MAIN unit


or
– OS connector (12) on the IDU MAIN unit

2) CT start

– power on CT and wait for PC start–up

– Start ⇒ Alcatel 1320CT ; note: if choice Alcatel 1320CT is not available, PC is not
configured as Craft Terminal: Software Package loading is necessary.
After a while, the “Network Element Synthesis” screen will appear, showing all Network
Elements that can be selected. After this Start operation, all NEs appear with symbol “?”
(it means that they are not supervised)

Fig. 82. Network Element Synthesis screen

Note: the symbol indicates the NE to which CT is locally connected by cable

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3–4.3.2 Start supervision on a selected Network Element (NE)

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From screen “Network Element Synthesis” (Fig. 82. on page 191), perform the following (as shown in

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Fig. 83. below):

– (1) select interested Network Element (usually, the NE locally connected by cable) clicking once left
mouse button on it

– (2) while NE selected, choose Supervision ⇒ Start

Fig. 83. Selection of a NE and start of its supervision

• Wait until the symbol “?” becomes at first (under exploration) and then colored “•” (it
means “NE in supervised state”), as shown in Fig. 84. below

Fig. 84. NE in supervised state

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3–4.3.3 Exploring the Alarms of the NE
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From screen “Network Element Synthesis” with NE in supervised state (Fig. 84. on page 192), perform
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the following (as shown in Fig. 85. below):

– (1) select interested Network Element (usually, the NE locally connected by cable) clicking once left
mouse button on it

– (2) while NE selected, choose Supervision ⇒ Show NE alarms

2
1

Fig. 85. Show alarms of a supervised NE

After a while, summary alarm screen and a confirmation box to click into will appear:

After a while, the detailed alarm screen will appear:

For screen interpretation, click on their relevant HELP button and/or refer to the CT Operator’s Handbook.

At the end close all the alarm screens.

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3–4.3.4 Network Element login

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1) From screen “Network Element Synthesis” with NE in supervised state (Fig. 84. on page 192),

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perform the following (as shown in Fig. 86. below):

– (1) select interested Network Element (usually, the NE locally connected by cable) clicking once left
mouse button on it

– (2) while NE selected, choose Supervision ⇒ Show Equipment

Fig. 86. Login of a supervised NE

2) Login. For SWP versions:

• < 2.0.2, after a while, the NE JUSM screen appears (Fig. 88. on page 195)

•  2.0.2, the login screen appears (Fig. 87. below).


Type:
– in “UserName” field: as communicated by the Station Manager
– in “Password” field: as communicated by the Station Manager
Then click Apply

Fig. 87. Login screen

if the login is accepted, after a while, the NE JUSM screen appears (Fig. 88. on page 195)

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3–4.3.5 Checks
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The NE JUSM screen (Fig. 88. below) is available after the NE login (para.3–4.3.4 on page 194).
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MENU BAR

Fig. 88. Logged–in NE JUSM screen

Various checks are possible selecting the specific matters of the menu bar, as shown in following
Fig. 89. to Fig. 93.

For screen interpretation, click on their relevant HELP button and/or refer to the CT Operator’s Handbook.

At the end close all the alarm screens.

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Fig. 89. Checks on Radio domain – Alarms

Fig. 90. Checks on Radio domain – Configuration


RADIO MENU BAR

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Fig. 92. Checks on Radio domain – RTPC & ATPC

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3–4.3.6 NE Logoff
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

To log–out the NE or before disconnecting the CT–NE interface cable:


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– close the NE JUSM window (Fig. 88. on page 195) clicking

– then, in the Network Element Synthesis Window (Fig. 94. below), stop the NE supervision
as follows:

• (1) select NE to be logged out with mouse left button

• (2) while NE selected, choose Supervision ⇒ Stop

Fig. 94. NE Stop Supervision

• NE will go to not supervised state, with symbol “?” as shown in Fig. 82. on page 191.

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3–5 SECOND LEVEL MAINTENANCE
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3–5.1 Introduction
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Please refer to chapter 3–1 on page 179 for an introduction to the basic concepts of equipment
maintenance.

Second level maintenance consists of a set of operations which maintain or bring back the assembly to
optimum operating conditions in a very short time, with the aim of obtaining maximum operational
availability.
Second level maintenance is classified as:

– ROUTINE or PREVENTIVE (periodic set of measurements and checks, independently of troubles)


– CORRECTIVE (troubleshooting and repair, in case of troubles)

This chapter describes the routine and corrective maintenance operations and is organized as follows:

– Warnings on page 202, including:


• EMC norms
• Safety rules
• Cautions to avoid equipment damage

– Routine (preventive) Maintenance on page 203, including:


• Routine (preventive) Maintenance every year on page 203

– Consequences of unit extraction in the IDU on page 204

– Corrective Maintenance on page 205, including:


• General flow–chart on page 205
• Alarm acknowledgment and attending on page 205
• Trouble–Shooting starting with visual indications on page 207
• Trouble–Shooting via Craft Terminal on page 208
• IDU Unit replacement on page 210
• ODU replacement on page 220

– Faulty unit repair and Repair Form on page 222

The handbook parts that should be read before starting this chapter are:

– chapter 1–1 on page 23 System description


– chapter 2–4 on page 103 IDU operative information
– chapter 2–7 on page 163 ODU operative information
– chapter 3–1 on page 179 Maintenance Policy
– chapter 3–3 on page 183 Maintenance Tools and Spare Parts
– chapter 3–4 on page 189 First Level Maintenance

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3–5.2 Warnings

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3–5.2.1 EMC norms

ATTENTION EMC NORMS

WHEN CARRYING OUT THE GIVEN OPERATIONS OBSERVE THE NORMS STATED IN PARA.
B.4.3 ON PAGE 323

3–5.2.2 Safety rules

The Safety Rules stated in para.B.3 on page 316 describe the operations and/or precautions to observe
to safeguard operating personnel during the working phases and to guarantee equipment safety.
Please read them carefully before starting each action on the equipment.

SAFETY RULES

General

Carefully observe the front–panel warning labels prior to working on optical


connections while the equipment is in–service.

Should it be necessary to cut off power during the maintenance phase, proceed
to switch off the power supply units as well as cut off power station upstream
(rack or station distribution frame)

Electrical safety

DANGER: Possibility of personal injury. Personal injury can be caused by


–48 V dc.

DANGER: Possibility of personal injury. Short circuiting, low–voltage,


low–impedance, dc circuits can cause severe arcing that can result in burns
and/or eye damage. Remove rings, watches, and other metal jewelry before
working with primary circuits. Exercise caution to avoid shorting power input
terminals.

3–5.2.3 Cautions to avoid equipment damage

Read carefully para.2–4.1 on page 104.

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3–5.3 Routine (preventive) Maintenance
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

Routine maintenance is a periodic set of measurements and checks. This maintenance discovers those
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devices whose function has deteriorated with time and therefore need adjustment or replacement.
Typically, digital equipment requires no routine maintenance.
The equipment allows to assess the quality of the connection links or counting the errored events and
obtaining performance data.
The Performance Monitoring Application, described in para. 3–5.5.4.3 on page 208, allows this function.

3–5.3.1 Routine (preventive) Maintenance every year

It is suggested to carry out the following operations yearly:

[1] Mechanical checks


Check that:
• the units,
• the cables,
• the mounting fixtures
are inserted and connected correctly.

[2] Grounding check


Check that the racks, subracks, and modules are grounded (for 9400AWY shelves, see para.B.3.6
on page 320.

[3] Power cables check

SAFETY RULES

DANGER: Possibility of personal injury. Personal injury can be caused by


–48 V dc.

DANGER: Possibility of personal injury. Short circuiting, low–voltage,


low–impedance, dc circuits can cause severe arcing that can result in burns
and/or eye damage. Remove rings, watches, and other metal jewelry before
working with primary circuits. Exercise caution to avoid shorting power input
terminals.
Make these operations:
• Check that the power cable is perfectly safety grounded.
• Make sure that the subrack has been tightly fastened to the rack with screws, to guarantee
grounding (the rack is connected to the station ground).

[4] Operative checks

• Visual check:
– During the normal operation, check the led normal condition, as specified in para.3–4.2
on page 189.

• Checks by Craft Terminal


– Refer to the specific instructions of the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Line–Up Guide.

N.B. some suggested checks are indicated in para.3–4.3 on page 191.

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3–5.4 Consequences of unit extraction in the IDU

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


Generally, a unit can be extracted from the system for the following reasons:

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– to replace it with a spare part during corrective maintenance

– to check a spare part taken from the spare part stock

– to restore the suspected faulty unit (after its successful replacement with a spare unit during
corrective maintenance) to verify that it is really faulty.

The extraction of a unit has always some consequences on system behavior and performance that the
Maintenance Operator must know in advance:

a) Consequences of the MAIN unit extraction

The time taken to extract the MAIN unit must be short and should be limited to the time strictly
necessary for operation and maintenance purposes; it causes:

• interruption of the traffic on channel 1

• in (1+1) configurations, all protections are lost

• the NE not to be supervised because the Equipment controller is installed in this unit.

Note for (1+1) configurations:

• before extracting the unit make sure that the traffic is transmitted over channel 0 (on the
Extension unit). Otherwise, force with the CT the traffic onto channel 0.

b) Consequences of the Extension unit extraction

The time taken to extract the Extension unit must be short and should be limited to the time strictly
necessary for operation and maintenance purposes; it causes:

• interruption of the traffic on channel 0

• all protections lost

Note:

• before extracting the unit make sure that the traffic is transmitted over channel 1 (on the MAIN
unit). Otherwise, force with the CT the traffic onto channel 1.

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3–5.5 Corrective Maintenance
3–5.5.1 General flow–chart
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START

Alarm acknowledgment and attending


(para.3–5.5.2 page 205)

Trouble–Shooting starting with visual indications


(para.3–5.5.3 page 207)

Trouble–Shooting starting via Craft Terminal


(para.3–5.5.4 page 208).
Identification of a unit to be replaced.

IDU unit replacement ODU replacement


(para.3–5.5.5 page 210) (para.3–5.5.6 page 220)

System check via Craft Terminal

Try again with N


Fault repaired ?
another unit
Y
If possible, restore replaced unit in the system and perform
system check via Craft Terminal, to verify that is really faulty

Possible intermittent N
Fixed fault ?
failure
Y
Restore spare part in the system and perform
system check via Craft Terminal

Send back faulty unit to Repair Centre together


with Repair Form compiled (para......)

END

Fig. 95. Corrective Maintenance general flow–chart

3–5.5.2 Alarm acknowledgment and attending

3–5.5.2.1 Alarm acknowledgment

Refer to Fig. 95. on page 205, for the position of this step inside the corrective maintenance general
flow–chart.

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The need for Operator intervention is notified:

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


– locally (on the front of the equipment or in the station):

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• when one of the alarm LEDs MAJ – MIN on the MAIN unit front plate lights up.

– remotely (in a TMN maintenance center) when the OS acknowledges the presence of problems in
the station.

When the local Operator decides to manage the problem, he should carry out the alarm attending
operation (see para. 3–5.5.2.2 below). This operation has the scope of notifying locally in the station and
remotely to the TMN maintenance center that a local operator is attending the problem.

3–5.5.2.2 Alarm Attending

See Fig. 81. on page 190:

– the detected alarm condition can be stored through the Alarm attending push–button on the MAIN
unit.
This operation will turn OFF the LEDs MAJ / MIN and will light up the yellow LED ATTD on the MAIN
unit (Attended). The local Operator could also attend the alarm via the craft terminal.

– a possible new alarm condition (following the Attending) will turn on the LEDs MAJ / MIN.

– when the fault has been repaired, the yellow LED (if the alarm had been attended) or the red ones
(if the alarm had not been attended and no further alarms have occurred in the mean time) will turn
off.

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3–5.5.3 Troubleshooting starting with visual indications
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Refer to Fig. 95. on page 205, for the position of this step inside the corrective maintenance general
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flow–chart.

Some problems may be localized through the LEDs indicated in para. 3–4.2 on page 189.
In any case, the inspection through the Craft Terminal is recommended before any unit replacement.

Flow–chart of Fig. 96. indicates LEDs on the MAIN unit that should be considered first.

START

N MAJOR, MINOR,
LDI or RDI LED
END
on the MAIN unit
is “ON”

Try login NE by Craft Terminal

N Y
Login successful ?

Carry out procedure in


para.3–5.5.4 page 208
Proceed as specified in CT Operator’s Handbook (from
Ed.03), chapter Troubleshooting, paragraph:
– Warnings on the troubleshooting
• Problems with the Craft Terminal

Fig. 96. Troubleshooting starting with visual indications

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3–5.5.4 Troubleshooting via Craft Terminal

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Refer to Fig. 95. on page 205, for the position of this step inside the corrective maintenance general

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flow–chart.

The ECT/RECT application includes several types of functions for system maintenance (used in line–up
operations, too), as depicted in the following table:

FUNCTION FUNCTION DESCRIPTION

Alarm surveillance para.3–5.5.4.1 on page 208

Loopbacks para. 3–5.5.4.2 on page 208

Operator’s Controls of the protection switches para. 3–5.5.4.3 on page 208

Tx mute functions para. 3–5.5.4.4 on page 209

Performance Monitoring para. 3–5.5.4.5 on page 209

Event Log para. 3–5.5.4.6 on page 209

Additional information on other handbooks para.3–5.5.4.7 on page 209

3–5.5.4.1 Alarm surveillance

The Alarm surveillance available with the CT allow the Operator to examine the alarms currently present in
the equipment or in the link or in the PDH network.

The troubleshooting operating instructions and details of the alarms for each card and relevant
indications are included in the section Maintenance of the CT OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.

The operating instructions make it possible to identify the faulty unit.

Having located the suspected faulty unit, replace it with a spare one (refer to para. 3–5.5.5 on page 210).

3–5.5.4.2 Loopbacks

The loopbacks (settable by CT) give the possibility to perform some functional tests, thus making the fault
location and maintenance tests faster and easier. The loopbacks are explained in para. 4–2.6 on page 276.
To implement the loopbacks, refer to the CT OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.

3–5.5.4.3 Operator’s Controls of the protection switches

In certain troubleshooting conditions, changing the state of the protection switches can be useful to fix
problems.

Details on protection switches and on relevant Operator’s Controls, for each system configuration, are
given in the suitable paragraphs of para. 4–2.4 on page 254.

In this chapter are described the logic actions that can be carried out. For further information and operative
procedures, refer to the CT OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.

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3–5.5.4.4 Tx mute function (local and remote)
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This facility allows to switch off the transmitter. This facility can be useful during commissioning to avoid
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producing interference if the frequency is not yet properly set.

For further information and operative procedures, refer to the CT OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.

3–5.5.4.5 Performance Monitoring

The Performance Monitoring is responsible for quality events counting and reporting.

For further information and operative procedures, please refer to the CT OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.

3–5.5.4.6 Event Log

The generic events occurred and discriminated by the NE are stored in one or more Event Log files.

The ELB (Event Log Browsing) application embedded in the 9400AWY SWP allows the Operator to read
such log files, in order to have historical data that can be useful to troubleshoot the equipment or the link or
the PDH network, in case of multiple alarm conditions or intermittent alarms.

The event log file examination is quite complex; it is reserved to Alcatel skilled personnel
as a debug tool (only using filters on the not meaningful events, it is possible to
understand the meaning of the stored data).

For further information and operative procedures, refer to the CT OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK.

3–5.5.4.7 Additional information on other handbooks

– Line–up Guide gives summary instructions on how to use many of the functions explained before,
in order to carry out equipment functional checks as a whole, in particular as far as checks on radio
hop are concerned.

– Interference investigation procedure describes in detail how to test the radio hop in order to find
possible interferences.

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3–5.5.5 IDU unit replacement

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Refer to Fig. 95. on page 205, for the position of this step inside the corrective maintenance general

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flow–chart.

Specific instructions/cautions according to the unit type are given in the paragraphs listed in Tab. 80.
below.

Tab. 80. IDU unit replacement procedures

UNIT PARAGRAPH PAGE

IDU MAIN unit (CH1) 3–5.5.5.1 211

IDU EXTENSION unit (CH0) 3–5.5.5.2 216

please refer to Operator’s Handbook (from ED.03) section


FLASH CARD (housed on MAIN unit) MAINTENANCE, chapter Spare Flash Card management
and replacement procedures.

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3–5.5.5.1 IDU MAIN unit replacement procedure (CH1)
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ON/OFF switch

Flash Card label Equipment Controller


Reset pushbutton

Flash Card Flash Card cover possible additional


Identification label
identification label
of the upgrade kit
(see point [16]
on page 136)

Fig. 97. Details for IDU MAIN unit or FLASH CARD replacement

General warnings:

Screw fixing

In all described operations, the screw tightening torque must be:

2.8 kg x cm (0.28 Newton x m)  10 %


2.4317 in lb (0.2026 ft lb)  10 %
Unit uninstallation and installation

In all described operations, when it is necessary to uninstall or re–install the IDU MAIN unit
from/in the shelf, wall or desk assembly, please refer to the instructions given in the 9400AWY
Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook.

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Procedure:

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[1] Preliminary operations for SWP version V2.0.2:

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If possible (CT working), before removing the defective IDU MAIN unit, make sure that ATPC on
relevant CH1 is disabled. Otherwise, disable it by CT.
WARNING: this avoids the “impossible SW download of the ODU in ATPC mode” condition, when
ODU will be switched on in next step [19]

[2] Preliminary operations for 1+1 configurations:


Before removing the defective IDU MAIN unit, carry out following operations (operations by Craft
Terminal possible if CT working):

sub–step operation by CT results on main traffic results on services

– enable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
RPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[2]–A – if set as Revertive,
NEs NEs
set RPS protection
scheme as No
Revertive

– enable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
TPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[2]–B – if set as Revertive,
NEs NEs
set TPS protection
scheme as No
Revertive

– enable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
EPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[2]–C – if set as Revertive,
NEs NEs
set EPS protection
scheme as No
Revertive

sub–step physical operation results on main traffic results on services

disconnect splitter cables


of tributaries and services
from IDU MAIN unit, no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[2]–D
leaving them connected NEs NEs
to the IDU EXTENSION
unit

[3] If equipped and used, disconnect tributary Ethernet cables from IDU MAIN unit.
WARNING: this implies the loss of tributary Ethernet traffic on both NEs (that cannot be avoided)

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[4] If the local Craft Terminal is connected, perform the logoff, then switch it off
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

[5] If possible, verify that also remote Craft Terminal(s) and Supervision Operating System(s) are
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disconnected from the equipment

[6] On the unit identification label present at unit rear side (see Fig. 97. on page 211) read the unit
Technical Code and the Power Supply nominal voltage (read also notes in point [16] on page 136,
for the possible additional identification label of the upgrade kit)

[7] Get a spare unit with the same Technical Code (see para.3–3.3.6 on page 188 for general cautions)
verifying also that its labelled Power Supply nominal voltage comply with that of the IDU Main unit
to be replaced.
N.B. If the unit to be replaced is equipped with an optional tributary plug–in (9–16E1/DS1
plug–in, or E3/DS3 plug–in, or Data plug–in), according to the spare part policy described
in para.3–3.3.4 point a ) on page 187, you must at first install the spare tributary plug–in
into the spare IDU Main unit basic, as described in para.2–4.6 on page 129 (obviously
de–installation and re–installation steps do not apply).

[8] Turn off the front panel power switch (position “O”, see Fig. 97. on page 211):
• of the IDU MAIN unit to be replaced
• of the IDU MAIN spare unit

[9] if possible, switch off the circuit breaker that gives power supply to the cable connected to the IDU
MAIN unit to be replaced.

[10] Disconnect all (remaining) cables from the front panel of the IDU MAIN unit to be replaced [ note: in
case of 1+1 configurations, the tributary and service splitter cables have already been disconnected
in previous step [2]–D ]

Notes:

SAFETY RULES

If operation indicated in previous point [9] has not been carried out, a TNV–2
(battery) voltage could be present on Station Battery input (cable side); do not
touch the pins when unplugged.
DANGER: Possibility of personal injury. Short circuiting, low-voltage,
low-impedance, dc circuits can cause severe arcing that can result in burns
and/or eye damage. Remove rings, watches, and other metal jewelry before
working with primary circuits. Exercise caution to avoid shorting power input
terminals.

• before removing cables ensure they are labeled

• in (1+1) configurations, leave the:


– flat cable and the split–cables connected to the IDU EXTENSION unit
– user interface cables connected to the split cables
In this way, the tributary and user service channels traffic interruption is avoided (it continues
on channel “0” through the IDU EXTENSION unit), with exception of tributary Ethernet traffic,
if any

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[11] Uninstall the IDU MAIN unit to be replaced and place it on the workbench

not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.


[12] Wear the antistatic protection armlet and connect its termination to a grounded structure (see

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Fig. 146. on page 324).
ATTENTION

(caution to avoid equipment damage)


this avoids the possible damage of the electronic devices for electrostatic discharges

[13] Carry out the following operations on the IDU MAIN defective unit (see Fig. 97. on page 211):

• remove the Flash Card cover


• extract the Flash Card (it will be mounted in the spare IDU Main unit)
• restore the Flash Card cover

[14] Carry out the following operations on the IDU MAIN spare unit (see Fig. 97. on page 211):

• remove the Flash Card cover


• insert the Flash Card you have extracted from the IDU MAIN defective unit in previous step [13]
• restore the Flash Card cover

[15] Now you can take off the antistatic protection armlet

[16] Install the IDU MAIN spare unit

[17] Reconnect the:


• Power Supply cable
• 100–pin SCSI flat cable
• IDU–ODU cable
• CT cable
on the front panel of the new IDU MAIN unit

N.B. SAFETY RULES: see point [10] on page 213

[18] if switched off in step [9] on page 213, switch on the circuit breaker giving power supply to the cable
connected to the new IDU MAIN unit

[19] Turn on power on the new IDU MAIN unit (position “I”, see Fig. 97. on page 211)

[20] Wait for the unit configuration (about 2 minutes)

[21] Switch on CT, start 1320CT, login and enter NE supervision

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[22] Additional operations for 1+1 configurations:
Carry out following operations:
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sub–step operation by CT results on main traffic results on services

– disable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
RPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[22]–A – if necessary, set
NEs NEs
RPS protection
scheme as
Revertive

– if necessary, set
TPS protection
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[22]–B scheme as
NEs NEs
Revertive
– Note

– if necessary, set
EPS protection
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[22]–C scheme as
NEs NEs
Revertive
– Note

Note: the commands Force on Extension’s TPS and EPS switches [ set in
previous steps [2]–B and [2]–C on page 212] are lost due to the EC reset
for IDU MAIN unit switch off/on

sub–step physical operation results on main traffic results on services

Reconnect splitter cables


of tributaries and services
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[22]–D to IDU MAIN unit, leaving
NEs NEs
them connected to the
IDU EXTENSION unit

[23] Reconnect all (remaining) cables to the front panel of the IDU MAIN unit, exactly as they were
connected before the faulty unit was extracted [ note: in case of 1+1 configurations, the tributary and
service splitter cables have already been reconnected in previous step [22]–D ]

[24] Additional operations for SWP version V2.0.2:


if disabled in previous step [1] , enable ATPC (if necessary) by CT

[25] Check the system status using LED visual inspection and through the Craft Terminal

[26] Flash Card identifier label affixing

Please read para.2–4.5.2 on page 127.


If the inserted IDU MAIN spare unit has no Flash Card identifier label sticked on it or the label does
not match the flash card effectively inserted, put a label with the correct information (if not available,
create a label writing the information on a self–adhesive sticker).

End of IDU MAIN unit replacement procedure

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3–5.5.5.2 IDU EXTENSION unit replacement procedure (CH0)

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ON/OFF switch

possible additional identification label Identification label


of the upgrade kit (see point [16] on page 136)

Fig. 98. Details for IDU EXTENSION unit replacement

General warnings:

Screw fixing

In all described operations, the screw tightening torque must be:

2.8 kg x cm (0.28 Newton x m)  10 %


2.4317 in lb (0.2026 ft lb)  10 %
Unit uninstallation and installation

In all described operations, when it is necessary to uninstall or re–install the IDU EXTENSION
unit from/in the shelf, wall or desk assembly, please refer to the instructions given in the
9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation Handbook

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Procedure:
not permitted without written authorization from Alcatel.

[1] Preliminary operations for SWP version V2.0.2:


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Before removing the IDU EXTENSION defective unit, make sure that ATPC on relevant CH0 is
disabled. Otherwise, disable it by CT.
WARNING: this avoids the “impossible SW download of the ODU in ATPC mode” condition, when
ODU will be switched on in next step [12]

[2] Other preliminary operations:


Before removing the IDU EXTENSION defective unit, by Craft Terminal carry out following
operations:

sub–step operation by CT results on main traffic results on services

Enable Lockout on CH1 no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both


[2]–A
Main’s RPS switch NEs NEs

Enable Lockout on CH1 no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both


[2]–B
Main’s TPS switch NEs NEs

– no alarms/errors on – no alarms/errors on
Enable Lockout on CH1 remote NE remote NE
[2]–C
Main’s EPS switch – 1–2 sec alarm on – 1 sec Slip or AIS on
local NE (Note) local NE

Note: alarm duration depends on signal type:


– DS3 unframed ⇒ 1 sec SYNC–LOSS
– DS3 framed ⇒ 1 sec LOF
– DS1 unframed ⇒ 1 sec AIS
– DS1 framed ⇒ 1 sec AIS (in few cases additional 1 sec LOF may
occur)

sub–step physical operation results on main traffic results on services

Disconnect splitter cables


of tributaries and services
from IDU EXTENSION no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[2]–D
unit, leaving them NEs NEs
connected to the IDU
MAIN unit

[3] On the unit identification label present at unit rear side (see Fig. 98. on page 216) read the unit
Technical Code and the Power Supply nominal voltage (read also notes in point [16] on page 136,
for the possible additional identification label of the upgrade kit)

[4] Get a spare unit with the same Technical Code (see para.3–3.3.6 on page 188 for general cautions)
verifying also that its labelled Power Supply nominal voltage comply with that of the IDU EXTENSION
unit to be replaced.

N.B. If the unit to be replaced is equipped with an optional tributary plug–in (9–16E1/DS1
plug–in, or E3/DS3 plug–in), according to the spare part policy described in para.3–3.3.4
point a ) on page 187, you must at first install the spare tributary plug–in into the spare
IDU Extension unit basic, as described in para.2–4.6 on page 129 (obviously
de–installation and re–installation steps do not apply).

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[5] Turn off the front panel power switch (position “O”, see Fig. 98. on page 216):

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of the IDU EXTENSION unit to be replaced

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• of the IDU EXTENSION spare unit

[6] if possible, switch off the circuit breaker that gives power supply to the cable connected to the IDU
EXTENSION unit to be replaced.

[7] Disconnect all (remaining) cables from the front panel of the IDU EXTENSION unit to be replaced
[ note: the tributary and service splitter cables have already been disconnected in previous step
[2]–D]

Notes:

SAFETY RULES

If operation indicated in previous point [6] has not been carried out, a TNV–2
(battery) voltage could be present on Station Battery input (cable side); do not
touch the pins when unplugged.
DANGER: Possibility of personal injury. Short circuiting, low-voltage,
low-impedance, dc circuits can cause severe arcing that can result in burns
and/or eye damage. Remove rings, watches, and other metal jewelry before
working with primary circuits. Exercise caution to avoid shorting power input
terminals.

• before removing cables ensure they are labeled

• leave the:
– flat cable and the split–cables connected to the IDU MAIN unit
– user interface cables connected to the split cables
In this way, the tributary and user service channels traffic interruption is avoided (it continues
on channel “1” through the IDU MAIN unit)

[8] Uninstall the IDU EXTENSION unit to be replaced

[9] Install the IDU EXTENSION spare unit

[10] Reconnect the:


• Power Supply cable
• 100–pin SCSI flat cable
• IDU–ODU cable
on the front panel of the new IDU EXTENSION unit

N.B. SAFETY RULES: see point [7] above

[11] if switched off in step [6] on page 218, switch on the circuit breaker giving power supply to the cable
connected to the new IDU EXTENSION unit.

[12] Turn on power on the new IDU EXTENSION unit (position “I”, see Fig. 98. on page 216)

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[13] Carry out following operations:
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Disable Lockout on CH1 no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both


[13]–A
Main’s RPS switch NEs NEs

Disable Lockout on CH1 no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both


[13]–B
Main’s TPS switch NEs NEs

– no alarms/errors on – no alarms/errors on
Disable Lockout on CH1 remote NE remote NE
[13]–C
Main’s EPS switch – 1–2 sec alarm on – 1 sec Slip or AIS on
local NE (Note) local NE

Note: see Note in table of step [2] on page 217

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Reconnect splitter cables


of tributaries and services
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[13]–D to IDU EXTENSION unit,
NEs NEs
leaving them connected
to the IDU MAIN unit

[14] Wait for the unit configuration (about 2 minutes)

[15] Additional operations for SWP version V2.0.2:


if disabled in previous step [1] , enable ATPC (if necessary) by CT

[16] Check the system status through LED visual inspection and through the Craft Terminal

End of IDU EXTENSION unit replacement procedure

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3–5.5.6 ODU replacement

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ODU unit uninstallation and installation

In all described operations, when it is necessary to uninstall the faulty ODU and install the spare
ODU, please refer to possible additional instructions given in the 9400AWY Rel.2.0 Installation
Handbook.

Procedure:

[1] Get a spare ODU unit or, in case of 7–8 GHz ODU, a spare TRANSCEIVER box with the same
Technical Code of that to be replaced

[2] Preliminary operations for SWP version V2.0.2:


Before replacing the ODU, by CT make sure that ATPC on relevant channel:
• CH1 (if ODU connected to IDU MAIN unit)
• CH0 (if ODU connected to IDU EXTENSION unit)
is disabled. Otherwise, disable it by CT.
WARNING: this avoids the “impossible SW download of the ODU in ATPC mode” condition, when
ODU will be switched on in next step [10]

[3] Preliminary operations for 1+1 configurations:


Before replacing the ODU, make sure that the traffic is transmitted over the other channel.
To do that, if ODU to be replaced is that of:
• CH1 (ODU connected to IDU MAIN unit), carry out steps [2]–A to [2]–C on page 212
• CH0 (ODU connected to IDU EXTENSION unit), carry out steps [2]–A to [2]–C on page 217

[4] Switch off the ODU by using the ON/OFF switch of the relevant IDU unit:
• for channel 1, operate on MAIN unit (position “O”, see Fig. 97. on page 211)
• for channel 0, operate on EXTENSION unit (position “O”, see Fig. 98. on page 216)
WARNING: this avoids a possible unrecoverable unknown condition of the spare ODU, when
ODU will be switched on in next step [10]

[5] If present, remove the solar shield (see Fig. 72. on page 164 and Fig. 73. on page 165)

[6] Disconnect the IDU–ODU cable at ODU side

[7] Change the ODU. NOTES:

• in case of ODU configurations 1+1 with coupler, use lever shown in Fig. 79. on page 185;

• in case of 7–8 GHz ODUs:

a) remove the faulty TRANSCEIVER box in the following way (refer to Fig. 73. on page 165):

1) leave the BRANCHING box attached to antenna or coupler, i.e. do not open
levers (B)

2) unblock the four levers (A) and separate gently the faulty TRANSCEIVER box from
the BRANCHING box

3) verify the coupling between TRANSCEIVER and BRANCHING boxes (see


para.2–7.2.2 on page 167), i.e. if the TRANSCEIVER box’s (D) (TX) is coupled to
the:
– BRANCHING box’s (B) (HIGH FREQ)
– or BRANCHING box’s (C) (LOW FREQ)

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b) install the spare TRANSCEIVER box in the following way:
4) verify the presence and correct positioning of the O–RING on the spare
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TRANSCEIVER box (see Fig. 74. on page 166)


5) gently couple the spare TRANSCEIVER box on the BRANCHING box in the same
position you have verified in step 3 ) above
6) fix the spare TRANSCEIVER box to the BRANCHING box using the four levers (A)
(refer to Fig. 73. on page 165)

[8] Reconnect the IDU–ODU cable at ODU side.

[9] If was present, mount the solar shield that was removed in previous step [5]

[10] Switch on the ODU by using the ON/OFF switch (position “I” of the relevant IDU unit (MAIN or
EXTENSION unit) that has been switched off in previous step [4] .

[11] Additional operations for (1+1) configurations:


by CT, remove forced traffic condition set in previous step [3]
To do that, if replaced ODU is that of:
• CH1 (ODU connected to IDU MAIN unit), carry out following operations:

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– disable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
RPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[11]–A – if necessary, set
NEs NEs
RPS protection
scheme as
Revertive
– disable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
TPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[11]–B – if necessary, set
NEs NEs
TPS protection
scheme as
Revertive
– disable Force on
CH0 Extension’s
EPS switch
no alarms/errors on both no alarms/errors on both
[11]–C – if necessary, set
NEs NEs
EPS protection
scheme as
Revertive

• CH0 (ODU connected to IDU EXTENSION unit), carry out steps [13]–A to [13]–C on page 219

[12] Additional operations for SWP version V2.0.2:


if disabled in previous step [2], enable ATPC by CT (if necessary) on relevant channel:
• CH1 (if replaced ODU connected to IDU MAIN unit)
• CH0 (if replaced ODU connected to IDU EXTENSION unit)

[13] Check the system status through LED visual inspection and through the Craft Terminal.

End of ODU replacement procedure

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