SAT(A) User Guide

Document: B4605/UM/002 Issue: 2.1 July 2005

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SAFETY NOTES The following safety notes are used in this document. Before using the equipment, you must read this document and familiarise yourself with each safety requirement. You must also read any manuals associated with other items of equipment contained within the system and familiarise yourself with each safety requirement. WARNING Warning denotes a hazard to people. It calls attention to a procedure which, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in injury or loss of life. Do not proceed beyond a warning note until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met. Caution denotes a hazard to the product. It calls attention to a procedure that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, would result in damage to or destruction of the product. Do not proceed beyond a caution sign until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.

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GENERAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS WARNING This is a Safety Class 1 product provided with a protective earthing conductors incorporated in the mains power cables. The mains plugs shall be inserted only in a socket outlet provided with a matching protected earth contact. Any interruption of the protective earthing conductor inside or outside of the product is likely to make the product dangerous. Intentional interruption is prohibited. This equipment must be connected to a primary earth before the mains supply is connected. No operator serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. To prevent electrical shock do not remove covers. The environmental operating conditions specified for the equipment must be observed. Do not allow the equipment to become wet, and do not allow water to enter the equipment. Do not operate the equipment when wet because in this condition the safety of the equipment may be degraded. This product contains lethal voltages. Do not remove the covers of individual items of equipment. Any adjustments or service procedures that require operation of the equipment with protected covers removed should be performed only by trained personnel. All mains fuses must be replaced only with the same type and rating. The use of other fuses or material may cause a fire hazard and is forbidden. Any deviation from the instructions provided in this procedure, and the associated equipment manuals, may cause the protection provided by the equipment to be impaired. Always use the three pin AC power cord and plug supplied with this product. Failure to ensure adequate grounding may cause product damage. Before this equipment is switched on make sure its primary power circuitry has been adapted to the voltage of the AC power source. Failure to set the AC power input to the correct voltage could cause damage to the equipment when the AC power cable is plugged in.

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Do not obstruct the air inlets or outlets on the system or any item of equipment. Restricting the flow of air could cause the equipment to overheat and may cause damage.

INSTRUMENT MARKINGS The following markings and caution and warning labels are used within the system. Be sure to observe all cautions and warnings. Refer to individual equipment User Manuals for details of their respective instrument markings. Indicates that there are instructions in the documentation that you should read and comply with. A power line switch. ▌ O The ON position of a power line switch. The OFF position of a power line switch.

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com that is monitored by our Managing Director and progressed by our Business Process Manager. electronic. You can find additional documentation on our support web site: www. mechanical. will enable you to install and use your Anite SAT(A) system.com/telecoms/support. however. or disclosed to. REFERENCES [1] Programmer's Toolset (UTRAN) Programmer’s Manual (B2748/PM/001) [2] Programmer's Toolset Graphical User Interface (PT GUI) User Manual (B2748/UG/002) [3] Anite Network Licensing User Manual (NL/UM/01) [4] Anite Log Viewer User Manual (LV/UM/01) [5] HSDPA Demo Test Application User Manual (B5007/SW/001) All Anite documents mentioned in this document can be found at the Anite Telecoms Customer Support Website www. PREFACE This Guide.feedback@anite. that some of the screen-shot images will differ with different software versions. stored in a retrieval system.anite. No part of this publication may be reproduced. photocopying or otherwise without the prior permission of Anite Telecoms Limited. together with the other documentation supplied with your system.COPYRIGHT © 2005 ANITE TELECOMS LIMITED All rights reserved.com/telecoms/support. any other party without the express written consent of Anite Telecoms Limited. The document is designed to be independent of the versions of software that you are using.1) Page iv . CONFIDENTIALITY This document and its contents shall not be used by.anite. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.com. or transmitted in any form or by any means. Please note. If you would like access to this website please contact sathelp@anite. All feedback is analysed and actions taken to ensure that we continue to provide for the real needs of our customers. GENERAL FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS We provide a dedicated email address telecoms.

....................1 Assigning IP addresses.1..........................................................................................7 3........................22 5.......................3 Introducing the SAT(A) platform ..............................................1 Front connections .....................................21 Configuring the system..........1..............................3.7 3.......9 3........5 2...................................................................................................................................................................................................................4 2..............................................................................................................................................20 Uninstalling PT ...................................................1 4........22 5.......................22 5...................................................................................5 About the ABP ...................19 3.............2 2........1 2........................................................................................1 PCC IP addresses...........7 2G systems using the vertical combiner ...........1...............9 3.............................................3 Additional equipment for Test Case TC_21_1..........................2.................................................3............................................................2 8960 IP addresses ..............................................2 PCC ................................................20 4................................................................2..........6 Items delivered with a new system ...............................................................................2 Rear connections .............................................1 Example: SAT4(A)E ..............................3..............3.......................................................................................................23 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2...............................................................................3 Systems using the horizontal combiner ....12 3.............2 4...............................6 About the PCC .....CONTENTS Section 1 Page Introduction........3 2...........................................................10 3.....4 About the 8960..1 Front connections ........1 1.........................20 Installing the licence file ....4 Extensions and upgrades ...11 3...................................1 Introducing the PT application.......................................................................................................................................................2 What do I need to read? ..........................................................................................................3 Additional equipment for Test Case TC_21_1 .........................2 1.............................................1......................3 5 Installing PT for 3G or multiRAT testing.........2 Rear connections ...........................................................................................................16 3....................................................................................................................................................15 3...1 1.................................4 Switching on and warming up.........5 About the new Anite Combiner ............2...............2...1 3.....................6 3 Setting up the hardware ..................................................19 4 Installing software on the PCC.......................................................................................................................................................1) Page v ...............................................................................2 2 Components of the SAT(A)................1..................................................4 2............

..............................50 5...........1.......................3 5........65 10...............................................................................................2 Anite’s Help Desk.........................................................65 11 Glossary ...................27 5........56 Anite Log Viewer .....53 Switching the 8960 software version .....50 5..........................................................................1 Setting 8960 IP addresses.......25 5........2 Open Loop ALC calibration .............................................................1 Combiner calibration ..................................2 Software updates ................................................................1 I/Q calibration ......................1................................59 9...51 5.........................5.......2 5..........................................59 9......2...1...........................................3 ABP and combiner IP addresses ............................................6..............................24 5.....49 5...........................................6..........58 Routine maintenance .....................................................57 Using CleanUp to recover from program crashes .......2 UE cable offset....59 9.............1.............................65 10...2 Anite’s calibration service........2 Checking 8960 IP addresses...............1........................................................................................................65 10...........1 Entering 2G calibration data.....................5 Uploading Anite software to the 8960s...............1.........................................................................................................................................................................................45 5.................6.............................................................................................................................................................................62 9...............................43 Defining the RAT configuration ..........................................................41 Updating PT firmware in the combiner and ABPs .............1............52 6 Changing software versions .....................................................45 5.........................3 Power meter information.......................................2 6...............6.....................1 Documentation .30 Checking the 2G setup ...................................3 Hardware repairs .............................................................................53 6..........1............................................................................................................3 7 8 9 Changing the active PT release ............66 12 Document history...1 Customer calibration ....................2 Defining RAT configuration in the HouseKeeping Utility ........................................................................................1...................1) Page vi .....1...........1.....6.................................................................................................................................................59 9.......................................2 Entering 3G calibration data.................................................1..1 Calibration..........................................................................................................1 Defining RAT configuration in the SAT Configuration Tool.................................................47 5............2.......5..............................................67 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2...............64 9........................54 Changing the combiner and ABP firmware ...............................64 10 Getting help ........................5................................................................................4 5...................................6 Entering calibration data ....................................................................................................................................................................................................1 6...................51 5.........................................

.....................................................................................29 Figure 18 ......8 Figure 2 ......43 Figure 41 .....................................41 Figure 37 .................8960 Application Setup screen: selection .........................HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab.34 Figure 25 ..........................................27 Figure 16 .................................................Cable brackets ...........................................................................8960 Call Setup screen.....34 Figure 24 .................HouseKeeping: Firmware Upgrade Progress..........................SAT Configuration Tool: search error result ...........................................................................Agilent File Utility: Options window ......................................31 Figure 20 ................Agilent File Utility: connection check confirmation box ...48 Figure 48 ...11 Figure 5 ........................................36 Figure 28 ....................................................................................2G system using the vertical combiner ...........42 Figure 40 ......................12 Figure 6 ...............Agilent File Utility: Add Test Set window .........HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab...............SAT Configuration Tool: successful synchronisation test.....................Baffles .....................50 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.........................................................SAT Configuration Tool: Test menu .............................................................SAT Configuration Tool: successful EPCP card test...8960 Application Switch screen: confirmation..................................SAT Configuration Tool: search result ...................................13 Figure 8 .........................................................Agilent File Utility: selecting the 8960s ...........................................23 Figure 11 .........Anite Version Controller.....SAT Configuration Tool: Hardware tab ...................44 Figure 43 ......................Agilent File Utility: serial number confirmation box ................................14 Figure 9 ........................................................................Agilent File Utility: upload confirmation box ........................Agilent File Utility: checking for applications and licences...................Connections for Test Case TC_21_1 .......................................16 Figure 10 ..38 Figure 31 ..............................SAT Configuration Tool: Calibration tab .......................FIGURES Figure Page Figure 1 .................................................37 Figure 29 ............10 Figure 4 ....................................SAT Configuration Tool: hardware selection ................SAT8(A)UE system ...................................39 Figure 33 .................................................................9 Figure 3 .SAT Configuration Tool: Hardware tab .......Agilent File Utility: upload progress indicator ......................................26 Figure 15 ................................................................Vertical combiner: rear connections ..................................................................................33 Figure 22 ...............................................28 Figure 17 .............................42 Figure 39 .......40 Figure 36 ................................26 Figure 14 .....25 Figure 13 .............................Setting the Ethernet adapter IP address.............8960 System Config screen...42 Figure 38 ..................45 Figure 44 ...............................................................Agilent File Utility: licence file warning ...................................................................37 Figure 30 ........46 Figure 46 ..............35 Figure 26 ............................Agilent File Utility: licence agreement ..................8960 Application Switch screen: selection .......................24 Figure 12 ..39 Figure 34 ..SAT1(A)UE rear connections ..........HouseKeeping: Configure Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors window...........Agilent File Utility: updated applications list ..................................................................8960 Instrument Setup screen ...Agilent File Utility: scanning for applications............................................................................40 Figure 35 .....................33 Figure 23 ...................................................................Agilent File Utility: main window .....1) Page vii ...............Vertical combiner: front connections....46 Figure 45 ....47 Figure 47 ....36 Figure 27 ..........................SAT4(A)E/SAT3(A)UE system...............................................HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab....................................38 Figure 32 ....31 Figure 19 ..........................44 Figure 42 ......HouseKeeping: reboot dialogue box.............................................HouseKeeping: Firmware Upgrade tab..................................................................................................Agilent File Utility: applications list....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................HouseKeeping: System Configuration tab......................................................................................32 Figure 21 .......................13 Figure 7 ......................................................................

.................................51 Figure 51 ......................................................63 Figure 64 ...............................................60 Figure 59 ............62 Figure 63 ....................................I/Q calibration: System Configuration screen 1...............61 Figure 61 ........SAT Configuration Tool: Power Meter tab ...............................................................51 Figure 50 .......................................................I/Q calibration: completion ..................................Open Loop ALC calibration: progress bar....8960 Application Setup screen: selection .................55 Figure 54 .1) Page viii .................................................................................52 Figure 52 .I/Q calibration: Service dialogue box .....................Open Loop ALC calibration: dialogue box.......Open Loop ALC calibration: completion ...........................................8960 System Config screen................55 Figure 55 .............59 Figure 57 ..................Anite Log Viewer: Options................61 Figure 60 ............HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab...............................................................................SAT Configuration Tool: calibration file error..................................................................................54 Figure 53 ................................63 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2........I/Q calibration: System Configuration screen 2............................................................................................................Open Loop ALC calibration: Call Setup screen .................57 Figure 56 ...............................................60 Figure 58 ....Figure 49 ..................Anite Version Controller..............62 Figure 62 .........................................I/Q calibration: progress bar.......................

.......................10 MHz reference connections.........17 Table 7 ....................15 Table 3 ..................................TABLES Table Page Table 1 ............Intra-ABP sync connections .................2 Table 2 ....................................................................17 Table 6 ......................................49 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.................................Ethernet connections ...LVDS connections.................................................................................................IP addresses for 8960s and ABPs.........................................24 Table 9 .................................................................................................................................18 Table 8 ........................RF connections ................16 Table 4 ........................................Sections relevant to different audiences ..........Inter-ABP sync connections ..UIP numbering in a multiRAT system............................................1) Page ix .................................................................................................................17 Table 5 .....

Later in 2005. with one Anite Combiner and one PCC. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. • A PCC (PC Controller) running Anite software. So a SAT3(A) configuration has a total of three transceivers. This is an extension of Anite’s well-established 2G-only SAT(A). GPRS and EGPRS) and 3G (WCDMA. • The types of 3GPP services supported are denoted by the letter X in SATn(A) X.1) Page 1 . (New SAT(A) systems include the new horizontal Anite Combiner. A SAT(A) configuration is described using the following nomenclature: • The total number of transceivers is denoted by the number n thus: SATn(A). In this document. including HSDPA). it will be possible to have any combination of 2G and 3G transceivers within the total of eight.1 Introduction This document describes two Anite products: the SAT(A) test platform. These two products are described together because: • Parts of the PT application are used with many of Anite’s test applications. and components of the PT (Programmer’s Toolset) application that are used with it. but a SAT3(A)UE supports all the services. For example SAT3(A)E/SAT3(A)UE is a multiRAT configuration of three 2G and three multiRAT (3G+2G) transceivers. customers can upgrade and add to their existing SAT(A) configurations to take advantage of these 3G capabilities. 1. meaning GSM and GPRS). So a SAT3(A)E supports GSM. the number of each type of transceiver is denoted by combining the terminology above.1 Introducing the SAT(A) platform The SAT(A) platform described here is Anite’s latest version. an ABP (Anite Baseband Processor). GPRS and EGPRS only. Currently. • For each 3G transceiver. enabling customers to choose the capabilities needed for a desired test configuration. meaning WCDMA and HSDPA). SAT(A) is a modular platform. running Anite software. and up to three of these can be 3G transceivers. which can be used for testing the full range of 3GPP User Equipment: 2G (GSM. meaning EGPRS as well as GSM and GPRS) and U (for UTRAN. • An Anite Combiner. All SAT(A) configurations include these elements: • One or more Agilent 8960 test sets. but customers who have a 2G SAT(A) delivered before July 2005 can continue to use their current vertical RF combiner in 2G test configurations. • A SAT(A) configuration that contains 2G and 3G transceivers is called a ‘multiRAT’ platform. X can be one or more of these three values: G (for GERAN. Anite also plans that the limit of eight transceivers will be raised to twelve in due course. the SAT(A) platform can have up to eight transceivers.) 3G SAT(A) configurations include these additional elements: • Additional Agilent hardware and software in the 8960s. • Tools and utilities delivered with PT are used to configure the SAT(A) platform. E (for EDGE.

2 Introducing the PT application Anite supplies these software applications to run on the SAT(A) platform. (Section 4) Changing software versions. 3G or multiRAT SAT(A) platform. SAS . The APIs are documented in the PT (UTRAN) Programmer’s Manual [1].Sections relevant to different audiences (a) PT (UTRAN) (b) CT (UTRAN) (c) SAS (d) ACT Users of: Setting up and configuring a 3G or multiRAT SAT(A) system.CT licences enable customers to run pre-defined conformance test cases supplied by Anite. (Sections 3. (Section 6) Configuring Anite Log Viewer. d) Users of ACT on a 2G or 3G SAT(A) platform. Table 1 . need to purchase a separate licence for the PT program. …and the table below shows which sections are relevant to which readers.2 and parts of 5) Installing PT.PT provides the ability to control the SAT(A) platform through APIs (application programming interfaces). c) Users of SAS on a 2G. Users of the other Anite applications described below need not be concerned with PT except to the extent that those applications rely on it. (Sections 3. PT is used in several ways: Customers who wish to write their own test applications in C or C++ or use the Anite HSDPA Test Applications that are installed with PT (UTRAN).An application that simulates networks. Customers who prefer to simpler interface can use the PT GUI application described in the PT GUI User Manual [2]. ACT . The Test Applications are documented in the HSDPA Demo Test Application User Manual [5]. and to create their own test cases using the TTCN language.1. • • • 1.An application to run conformance test cases for application enablers such as MMS. CT (Conformance Toolset) . (Section 7) See PT (GERAN) user manuals See CT (GSM) CT (EGPRS) user manuals PT components installed with SAS PT components installed with ACT Use default configuration Use default configuration Use default configuration SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. b) Users of CT (UTRAN) on a 3G or multiRAT SAT(A) platform.3 & 5) Setting up and configuring a 2G-only SAT(A) system.3 What do I need to read? This document has been structured with four kinds of reader in mind… a) Users of PT (UTRAN) or PT GUI on a 3G or multiRAT SAT(A) platform.1) Page 2 . • PT (Programmer’s Toolset) .

allowing you to read sections in isolation. the document is also designed (as far as possible) as a reference manual. • The application does not use the combiner calibration file. In particular: • The application uses a single transceiver only. For that reason. Please note that when you use Anite’s HSDPA Layer 1 Test Application (HsdpaUi). or adjust your measurements to take account of losses in the combiner and RF cables. you will find that some material is repeated in different places. • The IP address of the ABP being used must be set within HsdpaUi. so you should either operate without the combiner. However.We recommend that you read at the outset all the sections that apply to you. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1) Page 3 . parts of this User Guide will not apply.

an Agilent user manual.) • An Anite Combiner fitted with a U-shaped RF cable and an RF splitter link. and a Certificate of Conformance and Test Result Sheet. • To install the software you must have Windows 2000 Login administrative privileges. a calibration certificate and data.1) Page 4 . The PCC is fitted with two Ethernet PCI adapter cards and an EPCP card. mouse.2 Extensions and upgrades Shipments of parts to extend or upgrade an existing SAT(A) system will vary in content.not used).4. with the ability to update the registry during installation.1 Items delivered with a new system If you are taking delivery of a new SAT(A) system comprising n 2G transceivers and m 3G transceivers.2 Components of the SAT(A) This section lists the components that are delivered with a new 3G or multiRAT SAT(A) system. third party and Anite software: please see the shipping list for details.) • m ABPs. (This software is also pre-installed. 22 Ethernet cables (RJ45).5. (More information about the ABP is given in Section 2. the PC is also fitted with a GPIB card and cable.) • A PCC: a PC with Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 installed. please note that your PCC must meet these requirements: • Windows 2000 with at least Service Pack 4 installed.) • Five 2G SIM cards and (in 3G and multiRAT systems) five 3G USIM cards. depending on what equipment you already have and what extension or upgrade you have ordered. and a cross-over Ethernet cable (RJ45 . and including a monitor. two short). a CD-ROM containing two calibration files. each including a power lead. one long. power leads and monitor cables. (More information about the new Anite Combiner is given in Section 2. an LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signal) cable. • Baffles and cable brackets: please see the shipping list for details. and describes the main components in more detail. a 10 MHz reference cable (BNC). 2.3. and including a power lead.) • A Dongle Pack. 9 N-type terminations and 3 BNC terminations. you will receive the following items: • n Agilent 8960s of type SAT(A)E and m of type SAT(A)UE. If you have purchased Test Case TC_21_1. (More information about the PCC is given in Section 2. Please see the shipping list that accompanies your delivery. three sync cables (BNC. 12 N-type RF cables. 2. • CD-ROMs containing Microsoft. (More information about 8960s is given in Section 2. comprising a dongle (licence hardware key) and a floppy disk containing your licence file. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.6. keyboard. If you intend to continue using an existing PCC when extending or upgrading an existing 2G SAT(A) system to include 3G transceivers. each including a power lead. a Certificate of Conformance and Test Result Sheet. calibration data and certificate.

supporting GSM and GPRS only. 6590A-102: EGPRS. GPRS and EGPRS. 004: Digital bus (BBIO card) with firmware version 05042701. • Agilent software licences: 6590A: GSM/GPRS RF Modem.3 About the 8960 Agilent’s standard 8960 supports air interface signalling at Layer 2 and Layer 3 to enable calls to UE (User Equipment) to be established and maintained. The specification for the 2G version. 6590A-101: GSM/GPRS.4 About the ABP While an 8960 alone can act as a 2G transceiver. The ABP unit contains three Compact PCI processor boards. sold by Anite as ‘SAT(A)E’.5 or later. This product is still supported. uploaded from the PCC as described in Section 5. Anite supplies new 8960s in two customised versions: 2G only.E5515C Wireless Communications Test Set. EGPRS.2. • Agilent software licences: 6590A: GSM/GPRS RF Modem. the ABP providing additional processing capabilities necessary for W-CDMA and HSDPA operation. 6590A-101: GSM/GPRS. a 3G or multiRAT transceiver consists of an 8960 paired with an ABP (part number B5007. The specification for the multiRAT 2G/3G version. sold by Anite as SAT(A)G. • Hardware options: 002: Second RF source. or multiRAT 2G/3G. 6590A-103: RF Modem (Some customers may have a third version. build revision 4. is: • 8960 Series 10 . GPRS. 2. supporting GSM.5 or later. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. 6590A-102: EGPRS.500). build revision 4. is: • 8960 Series 10 . • Hardware options: 002: Second RF source. sold by Anite with an ABP as ‘SAT(A)UE’.4. 003: Flexible CDMA base station emulator. 003: Flexible CDMA base station emulator.1) Page 5 . WCDMA and HSDPA.) Each type of 8960 runs Anite software.2.E5515C Wireless Communications Test Set. running firmware downloaded from the PCC as described in Section 5. supporting GSM. but is no longer sold.

the new Anite Combiner is referred to as the ‘horizontal combiner’.1. which is referred to here as the ‘vertical combiner’. it does not connect to the PC’s bus. carries control signals. A second Ethernet PCI adapter card is also fitted. (Note that although the EPCP card is supplied with power by the PC. to enable you to connect the PCC to another network. together with the internal Ethernet adapter on the PCC’s motherboard.100). • Providing functions that are common to several 3G transceivers during soft handover: these functions are managed through a Compact PCI processor board in the Anite Combiner. For clarity in this document.2. subject to the IP addressing rules described in Section 5. • Providing a 10MHz rubidium frequency reference for all the RF components of the SAT(A) platform. the PCC is fitted with two cards: • One EPCP single board computer card .This runs Anite’s RLC/MAC software for EGPRS transceivers in a SAT(A) system.This. 2. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.700) performs four functions: • Combining the RF connections of the 8960s.1. which provide data connections between the components of the SAT(A) platform. to distinguish it from the previous version of combiner (part number B4605.) • An Ethernet PCI adapter card . it communicates only through its external Ethernet connection.1) Page 6 . such as a corporate network. and providing the connection to the UE. • Housing two Gigabit Ethernet switches.6 About the PCC To enable it to communicate with all the elements of the SAT(A) platform.5 About the new Anite Combiner The new Anite Combiner (part number B5007. known as the CRMP (Centralised RLC/MAC Processor).

but a stack must not be higher than two 8960s. If possible. or loss of small components such as the SIM cards and terminators. Unpack the equipment carefully to avoid damage.1 PCC Please follow the instructions provided by Dell for setting up the PC. Please check that you have received all the items listed on the shipping list that accompanied your delivery. the correct baffles have part number B4605/600. Leave a ventilation gap between the combiner and the 8960s.3 Setting up the hardware This section explains how to arrange the hardware units in a SAT(A) system and how to connect them together. For ease of cabling.3).2 2G systems using the vertical combiner Anite no longer sells the vertical combiner referred to in this section. to avoid overheating. Plug the dongle into the PC’s parallel port. please inspect the delivered packages and make a note of any signs of damage. Note that the PC’s power supply may require switching manually for different mains supply voltages. CAUTION The 8960 units are heavy and will require two people to lift them: the accompanying Agilent document provides guidance on handling. this description has been included for the benefit of customers who already have this type of combiner. place the vertical combiner in the centre of the arrangement. All software is pre-installed when your SAT(A) system is delivered. 3. Before unpacking the equipment.1) Page 7 .2) and 2G. Place the vertical combiner and 8960s on a suitable workbench. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Place the baffles between the outer and inner 8960s so the shaped sides of the baffle fit against the sides of the 8960s. It covers both 2G systems that use the vertical combiner (Section 3. 3G and multiRAT systems using Anite’s new horizontal combiner (Section 3. In systems with more than four 8960s it is necessary to place baffles between them. The software is also provided on CD-ROM. 3. in case reinstallation is required. in case it proves necessary to make a claim against the shipping company. 8960s can be stacked. For 2G systems. retain the original packaging in case you need to return any component to Anite.

the other end of every Ethernet cable connects to two Ethernet switches in the combiner. If you are configuring a system yourself. this provides enough information for connecting any configuration. which will be required when the system is next re-calibrated by Anite. The RF and BNC cables are numbered. and detailed instructions for one configuration are given in the next section. • Ethernet connections are made at the rear of the 8960s and the PCC.1. • RF connections are made at the front panels of the 8960s and the combiner. it is especially important to follow this labelling for RF cables. The two Ethernet switches are connected together. so the arrangement of the units is important. For calibration reasons. IP addresses are pre-configured and indicated on the packaging. so you may have some unused cables and terminators when the system connections are completed. The master 8960 is the unit with the lowest IP addresses. Together. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. and labelled at each end with the connection to which they should be attached. • 10 MHz reference connections are made at the rear. In a new system.2G system using the vertical combiner One 8960 is designated as the ‘master 8960’: this is numbered #1 in the illustration. The master 8960 controls the synchronisation of the others and is connected in a different way from them. The general principles for connections are described now. Figure 1 .1) Page 8 . you can designate the master 8960 when you set the IP addresses as described in Section 5. Each system is supplied with enough cables and terminators to build a system of any size up to eight transceivers.This figure illustrates a system with eight transceivers. • Mains power connections are made at the rear. in a daisy-chain fashion. especially the RF cables. Keep these in a safe place.

Black line .1 Front connections Figure 2 . Attach terminators to all unused connectors. Do the same for the U-SAT Test In and USAT Test Out connectors. Orange line .Use the GSM SYNC cable to connect from the RF Out Only connector on the master 8960 #1 to the GSM/GPRS RF synchronisation connector on the combiner.1) Page 9 . SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1.Vertical combiner: front connections • • • • Green lines .Use the loopback cable to connect the SAT Test In and SAT Test Out connectors on the combiner to each other.3.2.Use the appropriately numbered RF cable to connect from the RF In/Out connector on each 8960 to the corresponding GSM/GPRS RF connector on the combiner unit.1 Example: SAT4(A)E 3.2.

Then connect the 10 MHz OUT connector on the master 8960 #1 to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #2.) Connect together the two Ethernet switches in the combiner unit. (Do not use the connections labelled U-SAT. to any port of the Ethernet switches in the combiner unit. If you have an 8-transceiver system.3. and connect the 10 MHz OUT connector on 8960 #5 to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #6. Then connect the 10 MHz OUT connector on 8960 #3 to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #4.) SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.2. labelled ‘8960 ABP Connection’. connect the 10 MHz OUT connector on 8960 #2 to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #5.1) Page 10 .2 Rear connections Figure 3 .Vertical combiner: rear connections • • Red lines . If you have a 6. (Do not use the connections labelled U-SAT.Using the 10 MHz reference cables supplied with the 8960s: Connect the 10 MHz reference output 3 on the combiner to the 10 MHz IN connector on the master 8960 #1. using the patch cable and any ports in each switch.or 8-transceiver system. (Do not use the connections labelled USAT. Blue lines .) Connect the PCC’s internal Ethernet adapter.Using the supplied Ethernet cables: Connect the LAN PORT connector on each 8960 to any of the SAT ports of the Ethernet switches in the combiner unit. Connect the 10 MHz reference output 1 on the combiner unit to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #3. connect the 10 MHz OUT connector on 8960 #4 to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #7. You do not need to use the PCC’s other Ethernet connectors.1. and connect the 10 MHz OUT connector on 8960 #7 to the 10 MHz IN connector on 8960 #8.

2 GPIB PCI card .) Connect mains power to the 8960s and the combiner. To connect the power meter and power sensor: • Connect the GPIB cable from the GPIB card in the PCC to the power meter. • A Gigatronics 8541C Power Meter .1) Page 11 .2. These units have power supplies that automatically detect the voltage in use.Anite does not supply this.3 Additional equipment for Test Case TC_21_1 If you are using Anite’s CT application to run the 2G RLM Test Case TC_21_1.Anite does not supply these. so no adjustment has to be made for local power supplies. • Connect the power sensor to the upper ‘DL Power Sensor’ port on the vertical combiner. 3. Figure 4 .Connections for Test Case TC_21_1 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.• Connect the EPCP port labelled CN12 in the PCC (the port labelled CN13 is not used) to any port of the Ethernet switches in the combiner unit. • A GPIB cable .1. (Do not use the connections labelled U-SAT. you will need the following additional equipment: • A National Instruments NI488.Supplied with the card. • Gigatronics 80401A Modulation Power Sensor (18GHz/N) and cable . • Connect the power sensor cable to the ‘A’ port of the power meter.Installed in the PCC. as shown below. The power meter must be correctly calibrated: please refer to the procedure in the Gigatronics Operations and Maintenance Manual.

Transceivers can be stacked.3. Every 8960 and ABP is designated with a number. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. for a system with fewer than eight transceivers.Screw this onto the top of either the 8960 or the ABP. • Top bracket (part number B5007/420/B) . There are two types of cable bracket: • Side bracket (part number B5007/420/A) . with the ABP on top of the 8960. In a new system.2G. using four M3 captive screws. simply ignore the higher-numbered units.SAT8(A)UE system combiner ABPs 8960s ABPs 8960s #8 #4 #2 #6 #8 #7 #4 #3 #2 #1 #6 #5 #7 baffle #3 baffle #1 baffle #5 First. Before fitting it.Screw this onto the right-hand side of each 8960. (If you are taking delivery of a new system. remove the self-adhesive plastic overlay that covers the screw holes on the side of the 8960. fit cable brackets: these guide the RF cables that run between the 8960s and the combiner. but a stack must not be higher than two transceivers. Because of cable lengths. transceivers should be physically arranged as shown in the diagram below.) Figure 5 . the numbers are marked on the units and the ‘Read Me First’ note accompanying your shipment contains a diagram showing the layout.1) Page 12 . using three M4 captive screws. 3G and multiRAT . 3G transceivers are formed by arranging an ABP and its 8960 as a pair.are shipped with the horizontal combiner..3 Systems using the horizontal combiner All new systems .

Baffles come in two heights.Baffles BASEBAND PROCESSOR POWER STATUS COMBINER TEST SET 4 TEST SET 8 TEST SET 12 TEST SET 10 TEST SET 6 TEST SET 2 MS / UE DL POWER MONITOR TEST SET 3 TEST SET 7 TEST SET 11 TEST SET 9 TEST SET 5 TEST SET 1 SYNC POWER STATUS BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR POWER STATUS POWER STATUS SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. In all other cases use the taller baffles (part number B5007/421/A). Figure 6 .Cable brackets COMBINER TEST SET 4 TEST SET 8 TEST SET 12 TEST SET 10 TEST SET 6 TEST SET 2 MS / UE DL POWER MONITO R TEST SET 3 TEST SET 7 TEST SET 11 TEST SET 9 TEST SET 5 TEST SET 1 SYNC PO WER STATUS BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR POWER STATUS POWER STATUS PO WER STATUS POWER STATUS BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR BASEBAND PROCESSOR POWER STATUS POWER STATUS PO WER STATUS POWER STATUS Place the ABPs and 8960s on a suitable workbench.The diagram below shows an example system with the two types of cable bracket in place. to avoid overheating. In systems with more than two transceivers it is necessary to place baffles between transceivers. Use the shorter baffles (part number B4605/600) between short stacks (two 2G transceivers or one 3G transceiver).1) Page 13 . The diagram below shows how to fit baffles. Figure 7 .

SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. just ignore the connections to units that are not present. and so on. • Mains power connections are made at the rear. • RF connections are made at the front panels of the 8960s and the combiner.) For a smaller configuration. #2…#n. the ABPs are numbered #4.If you are configuring a system yourself. BNC and Ethernet cables are numbered. When connecting up a SAT platform. we recommend that you print the tables here. ABPs and the PCC.SAT4(A)E/SAT3(A)UE system #6 #6 #4 #7 #2 #5 #7 #3 #1 #5 The #-numbering of units determines cabling arrangements (this section) and IP addressing (Section 5. ABP #4 is paired with 8960 #4. The next two sections provide detailed instructions for connecting up the largest SAT configuration. the other end of every Ethernet cable connects to the Ethernet switches in the combiner.1) Page 14 . • In a multiRAT system. 8960 #1 is also known as the ‘master 8960’. it is especially important to follow this labelling. Figure 8 . and then tick each remaining connection as you make it. a SAT12(A)UE. • Each ABP is paired with the 8960 that has the same number. • Ethernet connections are made at the rear of the 8960s. please observe these numbering rules: • Numbering of 8960s starts at 1 and continues upwards continuously. The general principles for connections are these. in the same system. (However.5). cross out the connections that do not apply. So. in a daisy-chain fashion. #5…#8. So in a system with n transceivers. the 8960s are numbered #1.1). So in a system with three 2G transceivers and five 3G transceivers. The RF. in a daisy-chain fashion. The two Ethernet switches are connected together. • Sync connections are made at the rear of each ABP. The figure below illustrates these rules. since the largest configuration currently supported is SAT5(A)E/SAT3(A)UE. RF cables are also labelled at each end with the connection to which they should be attached: for calibration reasons. It is also relevant to which ABPs are inactive if you choose to configure some 3G transceivers as 2G-only (Section 5. • LVDS connections are made between the rear of each 8960 and its paired ABP. the 3G transceivers take the highest numbers in the sequence. • 10 MHz reference connections are made at the rear. connections that apply only to larger configurations are printed in grey.

using the RF cables supplied with the combiner.RF connections Cable 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 Colour* Grey Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black From Unit Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Port SYNC TEST SET 1 TEST SET 2 TEST SET 3 TEST SET 4 TEST SET 5 TEST SET 6 TEST SET 7 TEST SET 8 TEST SET 9 TEST SET 10 TEST SET 11 TEST SET 12 To Unit 8960 #1 8960 #1 8960 #2 8960 #3 8960 #4 8960 #5 8960 #6 8960 #7 8960 #8 8960 #9 8960 #10 8960 #11 8960 #12 Port RF OUT ONLY RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT RF IN/OUT *The colour of the cable’s identification label. Attach terminators to all unused connectors. so you may have some unused cables and terminators when the system connections are completed. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Keep these in a safe place. 3.Each system is supplied with enough cables and terminators to build a system of any size up to eight transceivers.1) Page 15 . especially the RF cables.1 Front connections RF connections are made at the front panels of the 8960s and the combiner. which will be required when the system is next re-calibrated by Anite.3. In addition. Each 8960 connects to the combiner. Table 2 . there is an RF synchronisation connection between the master 8960 #1 and the combiner.

3.2 Rear connections The diagram below shows the connectors at the rear of an 8960 (bottom). SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Table 3 .1) Page 16 . an ABP (middle) and a combiner (top).3.10 MHz reference connections Cable 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 Colour* Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue From Unit Combiner 8960 #1 Combiner 8960 #3 8960 #2 8960 #5 8960 #4 8960 #7 8960 #6 8960 #9 8960 #8 8960 #11 Port 10 MHz O/P 1 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz O/P 2 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT 10 MHz OUT To Unit 8960 #1 8960 #2 8960 #3 8960 #4 8960 #5 8960 #6 8960 #7 8960 #8 8960 #9 8960 #10 8960 #11 8960 #12 Port 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN 10 MHz IN *The colour of the cable’s strain relief sleeve.SAT1(A)UE rear connections 10 MHz reference connections are made using the BNC cables supplied with each 8960: between the combiner and 8960s. Figure 9 . Connections are shown for a SAT1(A)UE. and in a daisy-chain fashion between 8960s.

1) Page 17 . in the SAT4(A)E/SAT3(A)UE system shown in Figure 8. SYNC I/P *The colour of the cable’s strain relief sleeve. others have just one. SYNC I/P DIO A. SYNC I/P DIO A. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. Port DIO A. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. One end of every cable connects to an Ethernet switch in the combiner. Inter-ABP sync connections are made in a daisy-chain fashion. There are Ethernet connections to every 8960. the “first” ABP is #5.Intra-ABP sync connections Cable 300 300 Colour* Black Black From Unit First ABP ABP all units Sub-assembly. SYNC I/P DIO A. Table 6 . SYNC I/P DIO A. SYNC I/P DIO B. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. In the table below. the “second” is #6. the “first” ABP is the lowest-numbered one present in the system. and two connections to the CRMP within the combiner. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A.LVDS connections Cable B5007/522 From Unit ABP all units Sub-assembly.Inter-ABP sync connections Cable 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 Colour* Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey Grey From Unit First ABP First ABP Third ABP Second ABP Fifth ABP Fourth ABP Seventh ABP Sixth ABP Ninth ABP Eighth ABP Eleventh ABP Sub-assembly. Port DIO A. Port DIO A. SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. SYNC I/P DIO A. The first (lowest-numbered) ABP has two such connections. SYNC O/P1 DIO B. every ABP. Port DIO A. SYNC O/P1 To Unit First ABP ABP all units Sub-assembly. (For example. using the LVDS cable supplied with each ABP. SYNC I/P *The colour of the cable’s strain relief sleeve. using the BNC cables supplied with the combiner. SYNC I/P DIO A. the two Ethernet switches are connected together. SYNC Chain O/P To Unit Second ABP Third ABP Fourth ABP Fifth ABP Sixth ABP Seventh ABP Eighth ABP Ninth ABP Tenth ABP Eleventh ABP Twelfth ABP Sub-assembly. SYNC O/P2 DIO A. LVDS connections are made between each 8960 and its paired ABP.Intra-ABP sync connections are made using the short BNC cables supplied with each ABP. SYNC I/P DIO A.) Table 5 . three connections to the PCC (two Ethernet adapters and the EPCP card). SYNC Chain O/P DIO A. SYNC I/P DIO A. SYNC I/P DIO A. Also. Port DIO A. LVDS Interface A To Unit 8960 all units Port Digital Bus Ethernet connections are made using the cables supplied with the combiner. and the “third” is #7. SYNC I/P DIO A. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Table 4 .

12 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 3 Top Ethernet Switch. 16 CRMP ETH1 ‘8960 ABP Connection’ LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port LAN Port EPCP SBC. 11 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 16 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 1 Bottom Ethernet Switch.1) Page 18 . 2 Top Ethernet Switch. 7 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 13 Top Ethernet Switch.Table 7 . SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. 10 Top Ethernet Switch. 3 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 8 Top Ethernet Switch. 5 Bottom Ethernet Switch. Port CRMP ETH2 ‘CRMP Connection’ Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet Bottom Ethernet Switch. 5 Top Ethernet Switch. 2 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 9 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 1 Top Ethernet Switch. 10 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 12 Top Ethernet Switch. 4 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 8 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 13 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 6 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 6 Top Ethernet Switch. 14 Bottom Ethernet Switch. 14 Top Ethernet Switch. 4 Top Ethernet Switch.Ethernet connections Cable 212 201 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 210 211 200 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 202 Colour* Grey Red Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow Grey Grey Red Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Red From Unit Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Combiner Sub-assembly. 15 To Unit Combiner PCC ABP #1 ABP #2 ABP #3 ABP #4 ABP #5 ABP #6 ABP #7 ABP #8 ABP #9 ABP #10 ABP #11 ABP #12 Combiner Combiner PCC 8960 #1 8960 #2 8960 #3 8960 #4 8960 #5 8960 #6 8960 #7 8960 #8 8960 #9 8960 #10 8960 #11 8960 #12 PCC Sub-assembly. C12 *The colour of the cable’s strain relief sleeve. 7 Top Ethernet Switch. Port Top Ethernet Switch. 9 Top Ethernet Switch. 11 Top Ethernet Switch.

Check that the STATUS and POWER indicators on the ABPs are green. • Connect the power sensor to the upper ‘DL Power Sensor’ port on the combiner.1) Page 19 . the unit may be faulty: please contact Anite’s Help Desk (see Section 10). If a STATUS indicator is red. • A GPIB cable .When a SAT(A) system is ordered with this test case.Supplied with the card. Check that all the 8960s are running properly by confirming that the Anite logo is shown on the their displays. During the warm-up period the combiner’s STATUS indicator will remain red.3. To connect the power meter and power sensor: • Connect the GPIB cable from the GPIB card in the PCC to the power meter.3.2 GPIB PCI card . the GPIB card is fitted in the PCC before shipment.3 Additional equipment for Test Case TC_21_1 If you are using Anite’s CT application to run the 2G RLM Test Case TC_21_1. ABPs and the combiner: • • The 8960s will then perform power-up self-checks. then connect the power leads and switch on the PCC.Anite does not supply this. you will need the following additional equipment: • A National Instruments NI488. Check that the POWER indicator on the combiner is green.Anite does not supply these. • SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. 3. • A Gigatronics 8541C Power Meter . • Gigatronics 80401A Modulation Power Sensor (18GHz/N) and cable . The power meter must be correctly calibrated: please refer to the procedure in the Gigatronics Operations and Maintenance Manual.4 Switching on and warming up Check that all connections are correctly made. • Connect the power sensor cable to the ‘A’ port of the power meter. Allow 20 minutes for the combiner to warm-up: this is required for its rubidium reference source to reach the correct operating temperature.3. 8960s.

since the software was installed before delivery. • Select Add/Remove Programs. you can uninstall it as follows.exe from the root directory of the CD-ROM (or CD-ROM image. • Select the release that you want to uninstall. • Software that can be transferred from the PCC to other components of the SAT(A) system. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. including Anite applications. • Click Change/Remove and follow the on-screen instructions. including Anite applications. the question ‘Do you have a MultiRAT system?’ will be displayed. so that you can revert to them if needed: the reasons and method for doing this are described in Section 6.exe. 4.exe. you can skip this section. This process will also install on the PCC: • Software tools: the HouseKeeping Utility.2 Uninstalling PT When you install a new release of PT (UTRAN) or PT (GERAN). both of which are accessible via the system tray. the CleanUp utility and .1 Installing PT for 3G or multiRAT testing Anite provides two versions of PT: • PT (UTRAN) for 3G testing. • User documentation. 4.exe and AniteLicenser. Anite Version Controller. stop GuildFTP.this is installed alongside PT (UTRAN) for multiRAT testing. If you already have a previous release of PT installed on the PCC.the SAT Configuration Tool. In particular. Anite Log Viewer. Run setup. Then follow the on-screen instructions. During installation. Anite recommends that you leave old releases installed. then before installing the new version please: • Close all applications.exe and AniteLicenser. • Run Cleanup by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | Cleanup UTRAN. you do not need to uninstall older releases. stop GuildFTP. both of which are accessible via the system tray.if PT (GERAN) is installed .1) Page 20 . Should you decide that you no longer need an older PT release. • PT (GERAN) for 2G testing . PT (GERAN) software will also be installed. • Run Cleanup by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | Cleanup UTRAN. In particular. • Close all applications. if downloaded from Anite’s support website).4 Installing software on the PCC If you have purchased a new SAT(A) system. • Open the Control Panel (select Start | Settings | Control Panel). If you click Yes. the Agilent File Utility.

) To install the licence file: • Stop AniteLicenser. a tool that displays the dongle number.exe.txt.lic. (Users of Anite’s Network Licensing system. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. which separately manages the use of CT test cases.4. where Serial is the serial number of the dongle. • Restart the PCC. Six files are supplied on a floppy disk: • Sat.exe. • Serial. • Copy the six files to the PCC’s root directory (C:\).lic is replaced.doc. ensuring that any previous version of Sat. • Readme.3 Installing the licence file Your Anite software is protected by a licence and will run only if you have a valid licence file installed on the PCC and a corresponding Anite dongle attached to the PCC’s parallel (printer) port.lic. • Software Licence. can also refer to the Anite Network Licensing User Manual [3]. • Verifier.exe. which contains details of the licence file. a tool that verifies that the dongle and licence file correspond. the licence file • Serial.1) Page 21 . which details how to install a new licence file and licence updates. which is accessible via the system tray.

1.1.20. Three subnets are used: • 201. and the CRMP within the combiner. ABPs and another of the PCC’s Ethernet adapters.20. • Click on the Connections tab. IP addresses must be assigned to the other two Ethernet adapters: SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. you are using a proxy server to connect to that network.5 Configuring the system This section explains how to set the software parameters that configure your SAT(A) system.1 Assigning IP addresses This section describes how to assign IP addresses to the components of SAT(A).2.20.2. • Defining 2G and 3G transceivers in a multiRAT system. If you have purchased a new system.20. they will have been configured appropriately. so you can skip this section unless you wish to change the configuration.* 201.3. • Loading PT firmware into the combiner and ABPs. If you have purchased transceivers to add to an existing SAT system. • 201.x: the ABPs. There are six subsections: • Assigning IP addresses to the components of the system. • 201. 8960s. 5. can be set to any value.x: the CRMP and one of the PCC’s Ethernet adapters. you will need to change the proxy settings in Windows as follows: • Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options: the Internet Properties window opens. however. labelled ‘Corporate LAN (optional)’.1) Page 22 . the ABPs. it may be configured to connect to another network. All these addresses are set manually. 5. the 8960s.* • Click OK to close each of the windows. • If you have chosen to use a proxy server.1 PCC IP addresses The IP address of the PCC’s second Ethernet PCI adapter card. • Loading software into the 8960s.20. • In the box labelled ‘Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with’ enter these subnets: 201. it will have been configured before delivery. • Checking the setup of the SAT’s 2G elements. For example. so long as it does not use any of the three subnets listed above. • Entering calibration data. However.20. in some cases it will be necessary for you to follow this section to re-configure your existing system.* 201.3. such as a corporate network. • Click the LAN Settings button: the LAN Settings window opens.1. These components have IP addresses: the PCC.x: the CRMP. If. the Advanced button will be visible: click it to open the Proxy Settings window.

20. On a new SAT system.1. The first Ethernet PCI adapter card has IP address 201. this adapter is named ‘8960 ABP Connection’ in Windows Network and Dial Up Connections and on its connector label.1) Page 23 .20. These two are known as the ‘LAN IP address’ and the ‘Protocol IP address’. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Assign these IP addresses in Windows: • Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dial Up Connections. This will only be required when. Each 8960 unit has a reserved set of four consecutive IP addresses.• • The internal Ethernet adapter on the PCC’s motherboard has IP address 201. • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. you will not need to change the IP addresses of your 8960s. two of which are used by the Anite software. • Type in the required IP address.1. this adapter is named ‘CRMP Connection’ in Windows Network and Dial Up Connections and on its connector label.1.Setting the Ethernet adapter IP address 5. • Repeat for the second Ethernet adapter. for example. • Right-click on the required Ethernet adapter in the list and select Properties. On a new SAT system.1. Figure 10 . • Click OK twice to return to the list of Ethernet adapters. an 8960 is moved from one SAT system to another.2.2 8960 IP addresses Normally.

20.20.3) 201.8 201.16 201.20.20.2.5 201.2.2.18 201. Use the keypad to enter the new LAN IP address.28 201.27 201.131 201.2.2.32 5.20.20.20.20.33 Protocol IP address Set by user 201.2.2.133 201.20.2.22 201.The IP addresses of an 8960 are linked to the unit’s number as follows.2.2.2.20 201.6 201.20.2.24 201.2.20.20.2.8960 Instrument Setup screen • • • • Use the dial to select LAN IP address in the list.20.2.2.20.15 201.1 Setting 8960 IP addresses To set the LAN IP address: • Press the System Config key on the 8960 front panel.20.134 201.130 201. Figure 11 .2.2.30 201.2.31 201.17 201.21 201.20.25 201.2.2.13 201.20.IP addresses for 8960s and ABPs 8960 unit number (See Section 3) 8960 IP addresses LAN IP address Set by user second IP address Hidden (set automatically) 201.20.14 201.1.2.34 fourth IP address Hidden (set automatically) 201.128 201. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.20.20.20.2.2.135 #1 (master) #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 201.2.20.20.20. Use the Cancel or Enter keys to cancel or confirm the new address. Table 8 .23 201.1.20.2.26 201. • Press the Instrument Setup key: a screen like this will be displayed.2.11 201.19 201.20.12 201.2.20.7 201.2.2.2.2.129 201.2.2. Press the Enter key to enter the input mode.1) Page 24 .10 201.2.2.35 ABP IP address (See Section 5.20.20.20.20.2.20.2.4 201.20.2.9 201.20.20.2.20.20.20.20.29 201.20.2.132 201.

you can use the SAT Configuration Tool to confirm that they are properly configured and connected.1. to update the IP addresses.2 Checking 8960 IP addresses When you have set the IP addresses of all the 8960s. switch the 8960 off then on to reboot it. the Anite application must be running on the unit. select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | SATConfig.8960 Call Setup screen • • • Press the key next to Protocol IP Address. The reserved IP address displayed is the highest in the set of four IP addresses allocated to a unit. Figure 12 .Whenever the LAN IP address is changed. a dialogue box asks you to choose which type of SAT you are using. Use the keypad to enter the new protocol IP address. Start the SAT Configuration Tool: • If you have a 2G-only SAT. 5. When the new address is confirmed. • If you have a 3G or multiRAT SAT.1) Page 25 . Use the Cancel or Enter keys to cancel or confirm the new address. Choose Agilent and click OK. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. To change the protocol IP address: • Press the Call Setup key on the 8960 front panel: a screen like this will be displayed. select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (GERAN) | Administration | SAT Configuration Tool. To change the protocol IP address. Now. the reserved IP addresses will also change. the protocol IP address must also be changed. First.2.

etc). 12.Figure 13 .SAT Configuration Tool: hardware selection Then. The SAT Configuration Tool will now search for 8960s at those addresses shown.5). select from the menu Setup | Options | Select Network Card and choose the entry with that address.x. Figure 14 . The values in the IP Entry Boxes panel will now all adopt the subnet 210.2. the Anite SAT Configuration Tool window opens. You will now see a dialogue box with information about 8960 software versions.20. As each 8960 is SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. 8.1.2. If not. Now click Find Agilent.20. as shown here.1) Page 26 .SAT Configuration Tool: Hardware tab The SAT Controller NIC Card panel should display 210. and set the fourth octet of each field to the expected values of LAN IP address (4. so at this stage you should dismiss the dialogue box by clicking OK or No. We will deal with this later (Section 5.

5. an ABP is moved from one SAT system to another. Figure 15 . • Check that all cables are connected as described in Section 3. as follows: • Ensure that the combiner and ABPs are connected and switched on. and responds when a front panel key is pressed. perform the checks listed below. then click Find Agilent to try again. • Start HouseKeeping by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | HouseKeeping. If it does not. the fourth octet will change from grey to white.1. is not displaying any warning message. • Check that the indicator light is lit on each Ethernet switch port in use. to indicate that an 8960 with that address has been found. You should only need to change them if. • Click on the System Configuration tab.) Now close the Anite SAT Configuration Tool window. is displaying the correct IP address. and that no cable is damaged.HouseKeeping: System Configuration tab SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Check that the result matches your SAT configuration.1) Page 27 . for example. • Check that the combiner is switched on. the Anite logo and ‘ExtRef’.3 ABP and combiner IP addresses ABPs and combiners are delivered already configured with IP addresses. (You can ignore the Reserve for UTRAN panel for the present: we will return to that later.found. ABP and combiner IP addresses are set by using the HouseKeeping Utility. • Check that every 8960 is switched on.

In the SAT U panel, click on the SAT(A) radio button. This will take you to the Device Settings tab.
Figure 16 - HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab

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In the PC Controller panel, type 201.20.1.1 in the IP Address text box. (This is the IP address of the PCC’s Ethernet adapter ‘CRMP Connection’.) In the Centralised RLC/MAC Processor panel, type 201.20.1.2 in the IP Address text box. (This is the first of the CRMP’s two IP addresses.) (For the moment, ignore the Combiner and UE Cable panels: we will come back to those later.)

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Click the Configure Devices button: this window opens:
Figure 17 - HouseKeeping: Configure Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors window

Click Search for Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors. The HouseKeeping Utility will now search for devices connected on subnets 201.20.1.x and 201.20.2.x. Its findings are displayed in the window illustrated above: • Any combiner(s) found appear in the list box on the left side of the Combiners panel. A combiner’s CRMP has two IP addresses: when you select a combiner on the left, the two addresses are shown in the fields on the right. The “Ethernet 1” IP Address should be 201.20.1.2 and “Ethernet 2” IP Address should be 201.20.2.2. You can change either or both of these addresses by typing in the new value and then clicking the Set button. Then switch the combiner off and on to reboot it, which puts the address change into effect. • A list of ABPs found appears in the list box on the left side of the Baseband Processors panel. When you select an entry in that list, the IP address of that ABP is shown in the “Ethernet” IP Address field. (Shown below is the Recommended 8960 IP Address for that ABP address. This cannot be changed; it simply reproduces the information in Table 8.) However, it is not possible to tell which entry in the list corresponds to which physical ABP unit. So to properly check that each ABP has the correct IP address it is necessary to follow this ‘build-up’ procedure: Switch off all ABPs except one. Click Search for Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors. Click on the ABP that appears on the left side of the Baseband Processors panel: this is the ABP that you left connected. Check that its IP address, as shown in the “Ethernet” IP Address field, accords with Table 8. If not, change it by typing in the correct address and then clicking the Set button. Then switch the ABP off and on to reboot it, which puts the address change into effect. Repeat for each ABP in the system, selecting each time the ABP that newly appears.

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If a device does not appear in a list box, check first that it is switched on and properly connected, then click the Search for Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors button again. If the device still does not appear, the problem may be that it has an IP address other than 201.20.1.x or 201.20.2.x. Follow these steps: • In the Set Network ID panel, select 201.20.2.1, then click the Broadcast button. This will assign all ABPs and CRMPs - including the missing device - into subnet 201.20.2.x. • In the Set Network ID panel, click the Broadcast Reboot button. This will reboot all those ABPs and combiners, putting any address change into effect. • Wait 30 seconds, then click the Search for Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors button again. The missing device should now appear, and you can adjust its IP address as described above, if necessary. • You will also need to restore the “Ethernet 1” IP Address in the Combiners panel to its correct value, as described above. The other features of HouseKeeping’s ‘Configure Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors’ window are: • A Reboot all Anite Combiners and Baseband Processors button: this will reboot all ABPs and combiners identified in the list boxes. • The Duplicate IP Addresses field: this lists IP addresses that are assigned to more than one device. You can correct this using the ‘build-up’ procedure described above. When you have finished setting IP addresses, click the Close button, to reveal again the main HouseKeeping window. To save your settings, select from the menu File | Save File, then close the HouseKeeping window. The other menus in HouseKeeping are: • File - entries here allow the opening, saving and exiting of the HouseKeeping configurations. • Help - the About entry displays the version number of HouseKeeping. • System and Device - these are not used with SAT(A). The other tabs of the HouseKeeping window are: • E-MMI System Configuration - this is not used when setting up. • UIP Status - this is not used with SAT(A).

5.2 Uploading Anite software to the 8960s
After installing a new release of PT (UTRAN), you need to check whether the Anite software in your 8960s needs to be updated. To do this, start the Anite Version Controller by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Version Controller. A window like this will open:

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• Which version of ABP firmware is required: this is the entry that begins ‘SAT(A)U’. Now check each of your 8960s in turn to check whether the version of Anite software you just noted is present and running: 1) Press the System Config key on the front panel of the first 8960. (This is for information only. select the version of PT (UTRAN) that you are using.8960 System Config screen SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. The System Requirements panel will now show: • Which version of Anite application software needs to be running in your 8960s: this is the entry that begins ‘SAT(A)’.) Click Exit to close the window.Figure 18 . the Anite application (which is named ‘GSM/GPRS RF Modem’) is currently running. you do not need to make a note of it. Figure 19 . A screen like this will appear: in this example.1) Page 31 .Anite Version Controller In the drop-down menus of the Version panel. Make a note of this.

If it is running the Anite application. then the Application Switch key. If it is running another application. skip to step 3. but not the correct version. you can move on to the next 8960 in your system. then push the dial in. Figure 20 . scroll through the list to select the entry ‘GSM/GPRS RF Modem’.8960 Application Switch screen: selection - Push the dial in to select the Anite application. Use the dial to select Yes.1) Page 32 . SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Using the dial. The screen displays a message asking whether you wish to switch. switch to the Anite application as follows: Press the Application Selection key. The screen displays a list of all the applications installed in your 8960.2) If your 8960 is running version of Anite application software you noted earlier.

Figure 22 . then push the dial in. now showing the Anite application. Press the Application Selection key. The screen displays a list of all the applications installed in your 8960. then push the dial in. The screen displays a list of all versions of the Anite application installed on the 8960. scroll through the list to select the entry ‘GSM/GPRS RF Modem’. The screen displays a message asking whether you SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.Figure 21 . Using the dial.1) Page 33 .8960 Application Switch screen: confirmation 3) You will now see the System Config screen again.8960 Application Setup screen: selection - 4) If the version of the Anite application you noted earlier is already present. then the Application Setup key. use the dial to select it.

Then move on to the next 8960 in your system. Use the dial to select Yes. switch the 8960 off then on. you need to ‘upload’ it from the PCC using the Agilent 8960 File Utility. If that version is not present. described next. If the procedure just described shows that any of your 8960s does not have required version of the Anite application. finish checking all your 8960s by repeating this procedure.Agilent File Utility: licence agreement Click Accept to proceed to the main window. Figure 23 . you will need to ‘upload’ it from the PC using the Agilent 8960 File Utility. Finally. Figure 24 . Launch the utility from the desktop icon or from the Start menu. The first dialogue box that appears is a licence agreement. then push the dial in.5) wish to switch. though. First.1) Page 34 . to reboot it.Agilent File Utility: main window SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.

To do this. Figure 25 .The first time you use Agilent File Utility. To install the new software on all 8960s in a system. choose Options. The settings should be as shown in the following window. You will return to the main window.Agilent File Utility: Options window Correct the values if necessary and then click OK. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. The window closes automatically. it needs to be configured to take its software images from the PCC. The utility will then scan the hard disk of the controller PCC for applications. choose the option LAN Connection (Multiple Test Sets). A window opens to show the progress of this function.1) Page 35 . Wait for the scanning process to complete.

Agilent File Utility: scanning for applications You may see a warning about licence files.Figure 26 . Figure 27 .1) Page 36 . This is a normal message and does not indicate an error. depending on your configuration.Agilent File Utility: licence file warning The bottom half of the next window shows the list of applications found on the hard disk. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. click Yes. If you see a message box like the one shown here. The list on your system may be different from the picture below.

the list of 8960s must be entered in the top half of the window.Agilent File Utility: applications list Next.1) Page 37 . You need to add an entry for each 8960 in your system: • Click Add Test Set To List: a window opens.Figure 28 . Figure 29 .Agilent File Utility: Add Test Set window SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.

(The name is any text you choose.1) Page 38 .) You do not need to enter the serial number: the Agilent File Utility will obtain it later by interrogating the 8960. Repeat these steps for each 8960 in your system. The 8960 appears in the top half of the main window. we recommend that you include the # number of the 8960.Agilent File Utility: selecting the 8960s Click the Connect To Test Sets button. Click OK. Figure 31 . When all the 8960s have been entered. Figure 30 . select the list of 8960s by clicking each entry while holding down the Ctrl key.Agilent File Utility: connection check confirmation box Click Yes on the confirmation box. enter the LAN IP address and a name for the 8960. The utility then checks each 8960 in turn to find which applications and licences are present. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. A window opens to show the progress of this function.• • • Referring to Table 8.

the main window reappears with information about the applications installed on each 8960. Figure 33 . you see the dialogue box shown below. the reason is that Windows was not configured as described at the start of Section 5.Agilent File Utility: serial number confirmation box When the application check is complete.1. and click OK. enter that in the dialogue box. Use Table 8 to determine the # number of that 8960. Then find its serial number by pressing the System Config key on its front panel. The dialogue box refers to the 8960 whose IP address is currently listed against ‘Current Action’ in the window shown above.Figure 32 . SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1) Page 39 .1.Agilent File Utility: checking for applications and licences If. while this procedure is taking place.

Figure 35 . A dialogue box appears. Then click Upload To Test Sets. • Local + X Test Sets . but not on the PCC’s hard disk.the application exists on X 8960s. and also on the PCC’s hard disk.Agilent File Utility: updated applications list Note that the values in the Locations column have changed.Figure 34 . The possible values are: • Local only .the application exists only on the PCC’s hard disk. Select the list of 8960s again and select the application and version you wish to upload. • X Test Sets .Agilent File Utility: upload confirmation box Click OK to proceed: a window opens to show progress.1) Page 40 .the application exists on X 8960s. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.

• If you have a multiRAT SAT. otherwise an error will occur when the unit is switched on again.Agilent File Utility: upload progress indicator Do not switch off the 8960 power until the upload process is complete.1) Page 41 . • Switch the 8960s off then on.Figure 36 . SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Start the SAT Configuration Tool: • If you have a 2G-only SAT. select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | SATConfig.3 Checking the 2G setup If you have a 3G-only SAT system. When the upload process is complete: • Close the Agilent File Utility. to reboot them 5. Go to the Test menu. The SAT Configuration Tool window opens. In the initial Hardware Selection window. choose Agilent and click OK. select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (GERAN) | Administration | SAT Configuration Tool. you can skip this section.

check that the SAT Configuration Tool settings are correct: see Section 5. This causes the 8960s to be synchronised together.1) Page 42 . and that the EPCP card is communicating with the 8960s. If this test is successful. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. this dialogue box appears.2.SAT Configuration Tool: successful synchronisation test If the test is not successful. and between 8960s. choose PCP Connections. this dialogue box appears.SAT Configuration Tool: Test menu First.Figure 37 .1. Figure 39 . choose Combiner Connections. Then run this test again. Next.SAT Configuration Tool: successful EPCP card test If the test is not successful. This checks that the EPCP card software is running correctly.2. If this test is successful. Figure 38 . thereby checking that all of the connections between 8960s and combiner. are correct. check that all cables are connected as described in Section 3. and that no cable is damaged. Close the Anite SAT Configuration Tool window.

SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.4 Updating PT firmware in the combiner and ABPs Parts of the PT (UTRAN) software run as firmware in the combiner and ABPs. select the SAT(A) radio button. This is done using the HouseKeeping Utility. (The numbering here is not the same as ABP numbering. Figure 40 . as follows: • Ensure that the combiner and ABPs are connected and switched on. After installing a new release of PT (UTRAN).) Now click on the Firmware Upgrade tab.5. the list will show ‘UIP 1’. you will need to update the firmware in your combiner and ABPs. • Click on the System Configuration tab.HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab In the UIPs panel.5. The Device List field will now show that many entries: if your system has n ABPs.1) Page 43 . • Start HouseKeeping by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | HouseKeeping. ‘UIP 2’…‘UIP n’. this is explained in Section 5. This will take you to the Device Settings tab. • In the SAT U panel. enter in the Number of Enabled Devices spin box the number of ABPs in your SAT(A) system.2.

you can click Upgrade All UIPs to download firmware to all devices.HouseKeeping: Firmware Upgrade tab The field PT (UTRAN) Version to Install displays the currently-installed version of PT (UTRAN). together with the versions of PT (UTRAN) firmware currently running in each.1) Page 44 .HouseKeeping: Firmware Upgrade Progress When all the required devices have been upgraded you will be asked whether you wish to reboot them. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.Figure 41 . The progress of the download will be displayed. Alternatively. If any of the devices are running older versions. Figure 42 . click the Upgrade Minimum UIPs button to download firmware to those devices only. Click the Find Devices button: the field Devices and Versions will display the combiner and all the ABPs in your SAT(A) system.

The SAT Configuration Tool window opens.5.Figure 43 .HouseKeeping: reboot dialogue box Click Yes to complete the firmware installation. choose Agilent and click OK. 5.1) Page 45 . 5. This has to be done separately in two places: in the SAT Configuration Tool and in the HouseKeeping Utility. In the initial Hardware Selection window. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1 Defining RAT configuration in the SAT Configuration Tool Start the SAT Configuration Tool by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | SATConfig.5 Defining the RAT configuration This section explains how to inform the PT application which transceivers are operating in 3G mode and which in 2G mode.

Then.SAT Configuration Tool: search result If the number of 8960s and the version of the Anite software application are as expected. click Find Agilent again.) Do this by switching them off then on. then display its findings.SAT Configuration Tool: Hardware tab The IP addresses shown are those you set earlier (Section 5. Figure 45 . The SAT Configuration Tool will now interrogate the 8960s.Figure 44 . or if one of these error messages appears… • The SAT Configuration Tool cannot detect any 8960s. If either of these values is not correct. The SAT Configuration Tool will ask you to reboot one or more 8960s .1) Page 46 . Set the number of 3G transceivers you require using the Reserve for UTRAN spin box. (It will identify them by their IP addresses.1. this value cannot exceed 3. Then click Find Agilent. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Please note that in PT (UTRAN) 3.0. click Yes.2). you can use Table 8 to convert this to their # numbers.the ones whose 2G/3G mode has been changed.

SAT Configuration Tool: search error result …then the problem is likely to be in earlier configuration steps: please re-visit Sections 5. Different versions of the Anite application are running on different 8960s: Figure 46 . Click on the System Configuration tab. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1 and 5.• • One or more 8960s is running an application other than Anite’s.1) Page 47 . In the SAT U panel. 5.5.2 Defining RAT configuration in the HouseKeeping Utility Start HouseKeeping by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | HouseKeeping. This will take you to the Device Settings tab. click the SAT(A) radio button.2.

‘UIP 2’. because UIP numbering always starts at 1. The Device List field will now show ABPs to be used.Figure 47 . listing them as ‘UIP 1’. UIP numbering is the same as ABP numbering. etc. This table shows the relationship. set the number of 3G transceivers in the Number of Enabled Devices spin box .1) Page 48 .the same value as you just used in the SAT Configuration Tool. But in a multiRAT system they are different.HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab In the UIPs panel. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. In a 3G-only system.

UIP numbering in a multiRAT system Total number of transceivers 8 Number of 3G transceivers 3 2 1 3 7 2 1 3 6 2 1 3 5 2 1 3 4 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 1 ABP number ‘UIP 1’ #6 #7 #8 #5 #6 #7 #4 #5 #6 #3 #4 #5 #2 #3 #4 #1 #2 #3 #1 #2 #2 #2 #3 #3 #3 #4 #4 #4 #5 #5 #5 #6 #6 #6 #7 #7 ‘UIP 2’ #7 #8 ‘UIP 3’ #8 When you click on an entry in the Device List field. Calibration data for the combiner is provided in files on a CD-ROM with each new system: • 2G calibration data is in a file named ssss. (You can check this by converting from UIP number to ABP # number using the table above.) SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.csv. (In a new system. the calibration files will be in directory C:\Program Files\Anite\Cal. new calibration data must be entered. then close the HouseKeeping window. the IP address field will show the address of the corresponding ABP.6 Entering calibration data Calibration ensures that signal power levels are adjusted to compensate for losses in the combiner and RF cables. (ssss is the serial number of the combiner.csv. and make a note of the directory name.) Select from the menu File | Save File to save your settings. The software controls these adjustments using data in calibration files.Table 9 . 5.) Copy these files into any directory in the PCC. So if the combiner or an RF cable is changed or re-calibrated. as described below.1) Page 49 . then looking up the IP address of that ABP # in Table 8. • 3G calibration data is in a file named AMRCssss.

) 5. The SAT Configuration Tool window opens. • If you have a 3G or multiRAT SAT.1) Page 50 .1. select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (GERAN) | Administration | SAT Configuration Tool.6. select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | SATConfig. (8960s are calibrated independently. Start the SAT Configuration Tool: • If you have a 2G-only SAT. use the Browse button to select the 2G calibration file for your combiner. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1 Combiner calibration In the SAT Calibration File panel. the combiner serial number and the last calibration date appear in the panel.New versions of the files are provided each time the system is calibrated by Anite. Figure 48 . this error message will appear. In the initial Hardware Selection window. choose Agilent and click OK.SAT Configuration Tool: Calibration tab 5.6. If the file selected is not of the correct type. Please note that calibration data is correct only when the RF cables are correctly connected: you cannot swap cables between combiner connections. When a file is selected. and so may be swapped without loss of accuracy.1 Entering 2G calibration data 2G calibration data is entered using the SAT Configuration Tool. Click on the Calibration tab.

1.3 (vertical combiner) or 3.2.1.3 Power meter information This section is only applicable if you are using Anite’s CT application to run the 2G RLM Test Case TC_21_1. For the hardware set-up.1) Page 51 . enter a value to compensate for the signal lost in the connection from the combiner to the UE.3 (horizontal combiner). please see Section 3.6. (The Dual RAT option in the Setup menu. Select from the menu File | Save. This value must be in the range from 0 to -4 dB. Figure 50 .) 5. so you only need to specify one calibration file.SAT Configuration Tool: calibration file error If this happens.3. check that you have selected the correct calibration file for your combiner.6.1. Click on the Power Meter tab. 5.Figure 49 .2 UE cable offset In the Mobile RF Cable Offset (dB) field. The value will often be 0 dB.SAT Configuration Tool: Power Meter tab SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. and the Dual RAT Calibration File panel will always be disabled.

Click on the System Configuration tab. In the SAT U panel. Select from the menu File | Save. click on the SAT(A) radio button.1) Page 52 . Figure 51 . This will take you to the Device Settings tab. Select from the menu File | Save File to save your settings. In the UE Cable panel.HouseKeeping: Device Settings tab In the Combiner panel.Click the Use checkbox. click the Combiner Present checkbox. enter the same value you entered in the SAT Configuration Tool for Mobile RF Cable Offset (dB).6. then close the HouseKeeping window. 5. Start HouseKeeping by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | HouseKeeping. calibration date and GPIB address of your power meter (an address of 30 is recommended).2 Entering 3G calibration data 3G calibration data is entered using the HouseKeeping Utility. set the GPIB address in your power meter to match the address you have just entered: instructions for this are in the Gigatronics Operations and Maintenance Manual. then use the Browse button to select the 3G calibration file for your combiner. Then close the Anite SAT Configuration Tool window. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Finally. then enter the serial number.

and the PT firmware running in the combiner and ABPs. Start the Anite Version Controller by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Version Controller. both of which are accessible via the system tray.If you find that a test case or user-written program behaves differently after you have installed a new Anite application. the combiner and ABPs. including Anite applications. the 8960s.1 Changing the active PT release As explained in Section 4.6 Changing software versions This section explains how to change the versions of software running on the PCC. In particular. The description that follows here assumes that you wish to change the active release to a version of PT that you have previously installed. CT or ACT. There are three situations in which you may need to do this: • To comply with conformance test rules . it is possible to have multiple versions of PT installed on the hard disk of your PCC. Close all applications. you may need to switch between those different versions of PT. At any time.If you are running test cases using one of Anite’s conformance test applications. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.exe and AniteLicenser.exe. Run Cleanup by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | Cleanup UTRAN. stop GuildFTP. it is the active release that loads. ie to a version that is already present on your PCC’s hard disk. there are circumstances where the conformance test authority’s rules allow or require you to load an older version of the Anite application. you may need to revert to an older version to diagnose whether the difference was due to the upgrade or some other cause. 6. Each version of Anite’s conformance test applications requires the matching version of PT. • To diagnose a problem .If you write your own code to work with specific releases of PT.2. one of these is the ‘active release’: when you start PT. Changing the version of PT for any of these reasons may in turn mean changing the versions of Anite software running in the 8960s.1) Page 53 . A window like this will open. • For compatibility with user-written code .

Each time you upload a version of Anite software to an 8960. Click the Show Installed Version button. The name of the box on the right will change to Installation Information and will show the name of the active release.2 described how to upload Anite software to your 8960s. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. Click Exit to close the window.Figure 52 . This section describes how to change the version of Anite software that is running in an 8960. • Which version of ABP firmware is required: this is the entry that begins ‘SAT(A)U’. you can check that the active release is indeed the version you selected.2 Switching the 8960 software version Section 5.) Then click the Install Selected Version button and follow the on-screen instructions.1) Page 54 . it is stored on the unit’s hard disk alongside other previously-uploaded versions. Once the process is complete. 6. choose PT UTRAN in the first drop-down menu. The System Requirements panel will now show: • Which version of Anite application software needs to be running in your 8960s: this is the entry that begins ‘SAT(A)’. you do not need to make a note of it. Make a note of this.Anite Version Controller In the Version panel. (This is for information only. then choose in the second drop-down menu the version you wish to make active.

Using the dial. The screen displays a list of all the applications installed in your 8960.• Press the System Config key on the front panel of the first 8960. The screen displays a list of all versions of the Anite application installed on the 8960. Figure 54 . then the Application Setup key.8960 Application Setup screen: selection SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. scroll through the list to select the entry ‘GSM/GPRS RF Modem’. then push the dial in.8960 System Config screen • Press the Application Selection key.1) Page 55 . Figure 53 . showing which version of the Anite application is currently running. A screen like this will appear.

1) Page 56 . then push the dial in. Finally. then push the dial in. switch the 8960 off then on. 6. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.• • Use the dial to select the version you noted from Anite Version Controller (see previous section).3 Changing the combiner and ABP firmware Please follow the procedure in Section 5. Use the dial to select Yes. The screen displays a message asking whether you wish to switch. to reboot it.4.

type: “<File>”. Log File Root Directory should be C:\.select your TTCN editor’s executable. Alternatively use Windows Notepad: C:\WINNT\Notepad.Anite Log Viewer: Options • In the Directories panel. If you have installed a TTCN editor.if you have a dedicated C source code editor installed. CT (UTRAN) users should use: C:\Anite\Conformance Toolset\Bin\ GotoTTCN111. Filter Directory should be C:\Program Files\Anite\LogViewer\Filter. For full instructions about using the Anite Log Viewer. specify the directories as follows: DLL Root Directory should be C:\Program Files\Anite\LogViewer\DLLs. In the ‘C’ Source Options panel: C Source Editor .lfa log files created during testing. TTCN Editor Command Line – PT (UTRAN) users should enter “<TestSuite>” <Description> <Behaviour>. C Source Editor Command Line . please read the Anite Log Viewer User Manual [4]: select Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Log Viewer User Manual. If your C source code editor supports jumping to a specific line within the source code. enter its path. • Select from the menu View | Options. you can enter a command string specified by your editor’s manufacturer instead. Before using the Anite Log Viewer.1) Page 57 . in the TTCN Source Options panel: TTCN Editor . Figure 55 . Save your settings by clicking the OK button.exe. you need to ensure that it is configured correctly: • Start Anite Log Viewer by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Log Viewer.7 Anite Log Viewer The Anite Log Viewer allows you to view the .exe. • • • SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.

Before using CleanUp. It recognises the following command line switches: • /demo Terminates the following programs: Real Time Diagnostics (RTD) Real Time Trace (RTT) Anite Log Viewer SAT(H)U UEHarness • /ptgui Terminates PTGUI • /? Displays all running processes SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. close down as many of the PT (UTRAN) programs as possible. Then start Cleanup by selecting Start | Programs | Anite Telecoms | Programmer’s Toolset (UTRAN) | Cleanup UTRAN. It will remove all running instances of Real Time Diagnostics (RTD) and Real Time Trace (RTT).8 Using CleanUp to recover from program crashes The CleanUp utility is designed to clean up the PT (UTRAN) system when a user-written test application fails and leaves the system in an unstable condition. because they may still be running invisibly in the background.1) Page 58 . CLEANUP. CleanUp should be run even if the programs do not appear on the task bar.exe is located in C:\Program Files\Anite\UTRA\PT UTRAN\bin\.

1 Calibration New systems are calibrated before delivery: each 8960 and combiner is accompanied by a calibration certificate.9 Routine maintenance 9. This happens when the ambient temperature has changed by more than 5ºC since the previous calibration. described in this section: • Customers should calibrate their 8960s once per year or whenever the 8960 front panel displays a calibration message. next to 1 of 2 on the right-hand side of the screen. or whenever the 8960 front panel displays a calibration message.1. 9. • Every two years.1) Page 59 . 9.1.2.1. Figure 56 .I/Q calibration: System Configuration screen 1 Press the More key.1. The 8960 should be powered on and left to warm up for a period of at least 30 minutes before performing this procedure. the whole system should be calibrated by Anite. • ALC calibration (Section 9.1) should be carried out once per year. as described in Section 9.2) should be run after an I/Q calibration is done. Re-calibration occurs in two ways.1.1.1 Customer calibration This section describes two kinds of calibration to be carried out by the customer: • I/Q Calibration (Section 9.1.1.1. This is described in Section 9. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1.1 I/Q calibration Press the System Config key on the 8960 front panel.

The procedure will take up to ten minutes to complete.I/Q calibration: System Configuration screen 2 Press the F7 key to open the Service dialogue box. Press the Enter key to start the calibration. A progress bar appears.1) Page 60 .Figure 57 .I/Q calibration: Service dialogue box Only the first IQ modulator needs to be calibrated. Figure 58 . You can ignore the second modulator. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.

Then perform an Open Loop ALC calibration (next section). SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1) Page 61 .Figure 59 .I/Q calibration: completion Now switch the 8960 off then on to reboot it. Figure 60 .I/Q calibration: progress bar A message appears when the calibration is complete.

1) Page 62 . (If not.9. A progress bar appears. The procedure will take up to ten minutes to complete.Open Loop ALC calibration: Call Setup screen Press the F3 key to open the Open Loop Calibration dialogue box.1. the following screen will be displayed. wait for at least 20 seconds before continuing. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.Open Loop ALC calibration: dialogue box Use the down arrow key to select Yes. Figure 61 . press the Call Setup key to display it.2 Open Loop ALC calibration When the 8960 has rebooted. Figure 62 .) To allow the system to fully initialise.1. then press Enter to start the calibration.

Open Loop ALC calibration: progress bar A message appears when the calibration is complete.Figure 63 . Figure 64 .Open Loop ALC calibration: completion Finally. reboot the 8960.1) Page 63 . SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.

do not contact Agilent directly.2. When a new version is released an email is sent to all customers who have a current maintenance contract. The calibration will be carried out by Agilent. at the nearest office to your site. A new product release may include a new version of Anite software for your 8960s. all of the Agilent 8960s and the combiner unit must be returned to Anite for calibration. Calibration is carried out as part of the maintenance agreement between Anite Telecoms and the customer. by email to sathelp@anite. or you can request that new software releases be sent to you on CD-ROM.1) Page 64 .9.com. You can download a new release from the Anite Telecoms website. If you would prefer the CD-ROM option. Please always contact Anite Telecoms first . please contact Anite Telecoms by email at sathelp@anite. or by telephone to your nearest Anite Telecoms office.1. Each new release of Anite products includes installation instructions.2 Software updates New versions of Anite products are released periodically. To arrange for the calibration to take place. which you upload as described in Section 5. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.2 Anite’s calibration service Every two years. as accuracy of test results cannot be certain unless the equipment is within the required level of tolerance. It is important that calibration is completed by the due date. 9. please contact us.com with your request.

txt signalling log file for 2G. sathelp@anite. • Information about SIM codes. you can obtain this by emailing our Help Desk. Shipping costs are chargeable in all cases. • Separate user manuals for PT GUI [2]. The documentation there includes: • A document setting out the latest versions of Anite software. we will contact you to agree alternative arrangements such as a replacement. or where the component cannot be repaired. • More information about PT (UTRAN). We aim to complete repairs within five working days of the equipment arriving at our repair centre.1) Page 65 . • Change notes.lfa signalling log file for 3G. Anite Network Licensing [3] and Anite Log Viewer [4].com is the central email address for all our Help Desk locations. except on public holidays.1 Documentation While this User Guide is designed to tell you everything you need to know about the SAT(A) platform. 10.com/telecoms/support.txt file. • The diagfile. • The AniteRPLog.2 Anite’s Help Desk For customers with a current maintenance contract. Please note that cable brackets should be removed before shipping an 8960 or ABP. giving details of the component concerned. Repairs under Service Level 3 are chargeable. Anite offers assistance by email via its Help Desk.anite. SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2. 10. In cases where a repair would take longer. We will then arrange for our nearest repair centre to collect the component from you. To access Anite’s support website you will need a username and password. When contacting the Help Desk about a problem. please contact our Help Desk. please include a description of the problem and these files: • The . an internal diagnostic file for 3G. which are open during local office hours from Monday to Friday.10 Getting help 10. If any component of your SAT(A) system needs a hardware repair. you can find more information about Anite’s software at our support website www.3 Hardware repairs Hardware repairs are free of charge to customers with a maintenance contract at Service Levels 1 and 2 (unless the equipment has been damaged through misuse). • A list of known issues. including the manual for programming using the PT (UTRAN) API [1].

3) Anite Baseband Processor (see Section 2. a component in the Anite Combiner (see Section 2.4) Anite’s application to run conformance test cases for application enablers Applications Program Interface Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number Centralised RLC/MAC Processor.1) User Equipment SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.1) Page 66 .11 Glossary 8960 ABP ACT API ARFCN CRMP CT DLL Dongle IP LVDS MAC multiRAT PCC PT RAT RLC RF SAS SAT UE E5515C Wireless Communications Test Set from Agilent Technologies Inc (see Section 2. comprising one or more transceivers. a PCC and a combiner (see Section 1.5) Anite’s Conformance Toolset application Dynamic-Link Library Anite’s licence hardware key Internet Protocol Low Voltage Differential Signalling Medium Access Control Multiple radio access technology: UTRAN + GERAN PC Controller: the PC that controls a SAT(A) system Anite’s Programmer’s Toolset application Radio Access Technology Radio Link Control Radio Frequency Anite’s network simulation application Anite’s test platform.

corrected errors.12 Document history Issue 1.0 Date June 2005 June 2005 Remarks First issue to accompany the launch of SAT(A)UE. • Section 5.2 & 1.added 20-second pause. • Section 2.3 . • Added new section 5. • Section 9. • Clarified physical layout.3 . 2.corrected.3 .clarified cable colours. • Section 3.added information about cable brackets. • Section 3. • Section 2.0 2.1 . • Removed section on PT GUI and referenced PT GUI manual. • Minor editing changes updates. • Deleted appendix.6 .3 .1. • Section 3.3. • Section 3.corrected shipping list.1.Ethernet switch ports no longer optional.2.3 . • Added adapter naming and labelling.added references to HSDPA Test Applications. • Corrected umber of supported 3G transceivers.6 .clarified baffle arrangements.3 & 3.2 . • Section 5.3 and new Table 9. • Sections 1.nominated directory.3 .1.3 . • Sections 3.added default cable loss value. • Tables 4 & 5 . • Figure 10 .1) Page 67 .1 July 2005 SAT(A) User Guide (B4605/UM/002 Issue 2.added BBIO FPGA firmware version.new sections.

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