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IF Combiner Quick Installation Guide

IF Combiner Quick Installation Guide


The IF Combiner enables transmitting signals from two AUs to a single 2x2 or 4x2 ODU in the same BTS. The IF Combiner can be installed with both outdoor and indoor BTSs and is lightning protected. This Quick Installation Guide is intended for experienced installers. For more information refer to the relevant sections in the System Manual and Installation Manual. CAUTION ONLY experienced installation professionals who are familiar with local building and safety codes and, wherever applicable, are licensed by the appropriate government regulatory authorities should install outdoor units and antennas. Failure to do so may void the product warranty and may expose the end user or Service Provider to legal and financial liabilities. The manufacturer and its resellers or distributors are not liable for injury, damage or regulation violations associated with the installation of outdoor units or antennas.

Packages Content One IF Combiner unit (includes 1m cables with a pair of TNC connectors) Two metal bands Two Tie wraps This Installation Quick Guide Optional - 5m extension cables (ordered separately) Optional - IF Combiner panel package (ordered separately) - includes: One IF Combiner panel (11 holes are sealed with plastic caps) Two ETSI brackets for 19 rack Eight M3x5 screws

Figure 1: IF Combiner Unit

Figure 2: IF Combiner Panel (with two units installed)

Additional Equipment and Tools Required for Installation A grounding cable with appropriate termination for connecting the indoor unit's ground terminal to the rack or to a ground
connection.

Coaxial IF cable Installation tools Installing the IF Combiner


You can install the IF Combiner units:

On a pole up to 4 diameter using metal bands In a rack using the IF Combiner panel. Each panel can accommodate 12 IF Combiner units, thus supporting three sectors.

Mounting the IF Combiner Unit on a Pole


1 Use the metal bands to attach the unit to the pole, the pair of TNC connectors facing downward (Figure 3). Fasten and
secure the bands.

2 Use the Tie-wraps to bind the cables to the pole.

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Figure 3: Pole Mounting the IF Combiner

Installing the IF Combiner with the IF Combiner Panel in a Rack


1 Remove the plastic cap from the hole in the panel where the IF combiner unit is to be installed (see Figure 4). 2 Remove the nut from the single TNC connector of the IF Combiner, and insert the connector through the hole on the panel. Return the nut and fasten it (see Figure 4). 3 Mount the panel in a 19 rack and fasten using the supplied screws. To install the panel in a 21 rack, disassemble the ETSI bracket adapters from the panel and rotate them to enlarge the extension of the panel (see Figure 4); mount the panel in the
rack and fasten the screws.

Rotate

ETSI bracket adapter

Plastic cap

TNC connector and nut

Figure 4: IF Combiner Panel with Two Units Installed 4 Carefully bend the cables and insert them in the grooves on the panel to maintain easy identification of each cable.

Figure 5: IF Cables Inserted Into the Panel Grooves

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Connecting the IF Combiner Cables


Guidelines

Attach colored marking tape to the cable for easy identification and maintenance. If the unit is mounted on a pole, use Tie-wraps to bind the cable to the pole. If extension is required, connect an extension cable to both connectors of the same pair.

CAUTION
Do not connect IF cables to the calibration (CAL-1 and CAL-2) connectors.

TNC male pair


of connectors to the AUs

TNC female
connector to ODU

Thread for grounding cable


Figure 6: IF Combiner Connections

Connecting the Grounding Cable


1 Connect the grounding cable to the grounding thread on the single TNC connector (labeled 2 Connect the other end of the grounding cable to a good ground (earth) connection.
, item in Figure 6).

Connecting the ODU IF Cables to the BTS Via IF Combiner


Use the appropriate procedure depending on your system configuration

System Configuration (AU Type)


Macro Indoor BTS (AUs in shelf)

IF Combiner Installation
Pole Mount (without a panel) In a rack (with a panel)

Refer to Connecting to the Macro Indoor BTS AU - without the Panel, below Connecting to Macro Indoor BTS AU Using the Panel on page 6 Connecting to Macro Outdoor BTS AU (NAU/SAU/DAU) on page 7

Macro Outdoor BTS (NAU/ DAU/SAU)

Pole Mount (without a panel)

Connecting to the Macro Indoor BTS AU - without the Panel


1 Connect one end of the IF cable to the female TNC connector on the ODU (IF connector). 2 Connect the other end of the IF cable to the female TNC connector on the IF Combiner unit (item in Figure 6). 3 Connect the IF Combiner pair of TNC connectors (item in Figure 6) to the ODU port at the two AU-IDU front panels, as
follows:

2x2 ODU: IF-1 to ODU-1, IF-3 to ODU-2; For a second 2x2 ODU: IF-1 to ODU-3, IF-3 to ODU-4 (see Figure 7) 4x2 ODU: IF-1 to ODU-1,IF-2 to ODU-2, IF-3 to ODU-3, IF-4 to ODU-4 (see Figure 8)

If extension is required, connect an extension cable to both connectors of the same pair.

4 After powerup, verify proper operation through the AU LED indicators.

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2x2 AU-ODU

2x2 AU-ODU

IF 3

IF 3

IF1

IF1

AU-1

AU-2

To ODU 1 To ODU 2

To ODU 1 To ODU 2

To ODU 3

To ODU 4

To ODU 3 To ODU 4

Figure 7: Connecting the 2x2 ODU IF Cables Via IF Combiner to Macro Indoor BTS AU - without Panel

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4x2 AU-ODU

IF 1 IF 2 IF 3 IF 4

AU-1

AU-2

To ODU 1 To ODU 2

To ODU 1 To ODU 2 To ODU 3 To ODU 4

To ODU 3 To ODU 4

Figure 8: Connecting the 4x2 ODU IF Cables Via IF Combiner to Macro Indoor BTS AU - without Panel

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Connecting to Macro Indoor BTS AU Using the Panel
Follow the labels on the IF Combiner panel for connection instructions (see Figure 9 and Figure 10).

1 Connect one end of the IF cable to the TNC connector on the ODU (IF connector). 2 Connect the other end of the IF cable to the designated IF slot according to the labels on the panel (see Figure 9). 3 Connect the IF Combiner pair of TNC connectors (item in Figure 6) to the ODU port at the AU-IDU front panels,
depending on the ODU type.

2x2 ODU: IF-1 to ODU-1, IF-3 to ODU-2; For a second 2x2 ODU: IF-1 to ODU-3, IF-3 to ODU-4 (see Figure 10) 4x2 ODU: IF-1 to ODU-1, IF-2 to ODU-2, IF-3 to ODU-3, IF-4 to ODU-4.

If extension is required, connect an extension cable to both connectors of the same pair.

4 Repeat the connections for each additional sector (up to three sectors). 5 After powerup, verify proper operation through the AU LED indicators.
Connect the pair of connectors to AU-ODU connectors labeled here: to AU1 & to AU2

IF slot - To ODU 1

To ODU 2

To ODU 3

Figure 9: Sample of IF Combiner Panel Labels

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2x2 AU-ODU

IF 3

IF 1

AU-1

To ODU 1 To ODU 2

AU-2

Figure 10: Connecting to AU (4 Channels) with IF Combiner Panel

Connecting to Macro Outdoor BTS AU (NAU/SAU/DAU)


The panel is not required for this configuration.

1 Connect one end of the IF cable to the female TNC connector on the ODU (IF connector). 2 Connect the other end of the IF cable to the female TNC connector on the IF Combiner unit (item in Figure 6). 3 Connect the IF Combiner pair of TNC connectors (item in Figure 6) to the IF ports on the AU front panels (on SAU/DAU/
NAU), depending on the ODU type:

2x2 ODU: IF-1 to IF-1, IF-3 to IF-2; For a second 2x2 ODU: IF-1 to IF-3, IF-3 to IF-4 (see Figure 11 and Figure 12) 4x2 ODU: IF-1 to IF-1, IF-2 to IF-2, IF-3 to ODU-3, IF-4 to ODU-4. (see Figure 13).

If extension is required, connect an extension cable to both connectors of the same pair.

4 Repeat the connections for each additional sector (up to three sectors). 5 Verify proper operation through the AU LED indicators.
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2x2 AU-ODU

2x2 AU-ODU

IF 3

IF 3

IF 1

IF 1

To IF 4 To IF 3 To IF 1 To IF 2

To IF 1

To IF 2

To IF 3

To IF 4

AU-1

AU-2

DAU

Figure 11: Connecting the 2x2 ODU IF Cables Via IF Combiner to Macro Outdoor BTS DAU

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2x2 AU-ODU

2x2 AU-ODU

IF 3

IF 3

IF 1

IF 1

To IF 1 To IF 2

To IF 1 To IF 2

To IF 3 To IF 4

To IF 3 To IF 4

NPU SAU NAU

AU

Figure 12: Connecting the 2x2 ODU IF Cables Via IF Combiner to Macro Outdoor BTS NAU/SAU

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4x2 AU-ODU

IF 2

IF 3

IF 1

IF 4

To IF 4

To IF 2 To IF 3 To IF 1

To IF 2 To IF 3 To IF 4

To IF 1

AU-1(Slave)

AU-2 (Master)

Figure 13: Connecting the 4x2 ODU IF Cables Via IF Combiner to Macro Outdoor BTS DAU

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