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Technical Brief ....................................................................................................................i


Motorola Horizon 3G-nx Node B Solutions ......................................................................i
1 Overview ..........................................................................................................................5
Introduction ........................................................................................................................5
Products and Applications................................................................................................5
Benefits...............................................................................................................................8
Fast Network Deployment and Efficient Site Utilization ......................................................................... 8
Cost-Effective Capacity and Coverage Solution .................................................................................... 8
Construction of a Green Communication Network................................................................................. 8
Minimized Operation Cost ...................................................................................................................... 9

2 System Architecture .....................................................................................................10


Introduction ......................................................................................................................10
BBU ...................................................................................................................................10
Physical Structure of the BBU .............................................................................................................. 10
Logical Structure of the BBU .................................................................................................................11
Boards and Funtional Units of the BBU ............................................................................................... 13
Ports on the BBU.................................................................................................................................. 14

RRU ...................................................................................................................................16
RRU Type ............................................................................................................................................. 16
Appearance of the RRU ....................................................................................................................... 16
Logical Structure of the RRU................................................................................................................ 16
Ports on the RRU ................................................................................................................................. 17

WRFU ................................................................................................................................19
WRFU Type .......................................................................................................................................... 19
Physical Structure of the WRFU........................................................................................................... 19
Logical Structure of the WRFU............................................................................................................. 20
Ports on the WRFU .............................................................................................................................. 21

Auxiliary Devices .............................................................................................................21


APM30.................................................................................................................................................. 21

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Indoor Macro Cabinet ........................................................................................................................... 26


PS4890 cabinet .................................................................................................................................... 28
Outdoor RF Cabinet ............................................................................................................................. 30
Outdoor Mini Cabinet ........................................................................................................................... 31

3 Products and Application Scenarios...........................................................................33


Distributed NodeB: Horizon 3G-nx fiber ........................................................................33
Integrated Applications (BBU + RRU + APM) ...................................................................................... 33
BBU in a Standard 19-Inch Cabinet ..................................................................................................... 34
BBU in an Outdoor Mini Cabinet .......................................................................................................... 35

Indoor Cabinet Macro NodeB: Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor .......................................35


Outdoor Enclosure: Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor .....................................................36
Compact Mini NodeB: Horizon 3G-nx mini ....................................................................38
4 Features .........................................................................................................................40
Advanced Platform Structure .........................................................................................40
High Integrity and Large Capacity..................................................................................40
High Performance ............................................................................................................41
ATM/IP Dual Stack ............................................................................................................41
ATM ...................................................................................................................................................... 41
IP .......................................................................................................................................................... 41

Multiple Clock and Synchronization Modes ..................................................................42


HSDPA Services ...............................................................................................................42
HSUPA Services ...............................................................................................................42
HSPA+ ...............................................................................................................................43
MBMS ................................................................................................................................43
High-Velocity UE Access.................................................................................................43
Antenna Enhancement Technology ...............................................................................43
Same Band Antenna Sharing ..........................................................................................44
O&M Platforms .................................................................................................................44
Environment Adaptability................................................................................................44
5 Operation and Maintenance .........................................................................................46
Overview ...........................................................................................................................46
OM Functions ...................................................................................................................47
Security Management .......................................................................................................................... 47

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Equipment Management ...................................................................................................................... 47


Fault Management ............................................................................................................................... 47
Software Management ......................................................................................................................... 47
Performance Management................................................................................................................... 48
Commissioning Management............................................................................................................... 48
Environment Monitoring ....................................................................................................................... 48
License Management ........................................................................................................................... 48
Task Management ................................................................................................................................ 48

6 Reliability .......................................................................................................................50
Overview ...........................................................................................................................50
System Reliability ............................................................................................................50
Hardware Reliability.........................................................................................................51
Software Reliability ..........................................................................................................51
7 Technical Specifications ..............................................................................................53
Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor ....................................53
Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor .................................56
Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx fiber ...................................................59
Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx mini ...................................................68
A Acronyms and Abbreviations ......................................................................................72

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1 Overvie
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Introduction

Motorola’s Horizon 3G-nx family of Node Bs offer are compliant to 3GPP


R4/R5/R6/R7 FDD protocols and offer flexible configurations to support macro Indoor,
macro Outdoor, mini, fiber distributed Node B and fiber pico distributed Node B
deployments. The Horizon 3G-nx series Node Bs along with other platforms allows
service providers to achieve the seamless coverage of cities, suburbs, countryside,
highways and hot spots.
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs, integrate the latest chipset technologies, system
architecture, Power Amplification (PA) and power consumption management,
providing Node B solutions for future-oriented mobile networks.
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs are modular in design and permit the interchange of
some boards between systems, thereby reducing spares holding requirements.. All
the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs feature small size, high integration, low power
consumption, easy and fast deployment.
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs are based on IP switch and multi-carrier technologies,
supporting 100M bandwidth. This ensures a high data transmission rate for users
during mobile data service expansion.
The optimized hardware and system architecture of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs,
together with the innovative PA efficiency technologies PA and power
consumption management, enable service providers to construct an
environmentally friendly communication network through new devices,
temperature regulation and efficient energy resource utilization.

Products and Applications


The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs comprise of the following three units:
 The indoor BaseBand processing Unit (BBU)
 The indoor WCDMA Radio Frequency Unit (WRFU)
 The outdoor Remote Radio Unit (RRU)

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Flexible combinations of the three units and auxiliary devices can provide different
Node Bs applicable to many scenarios such as indoor centralized installation, outdoor
centralized installation, outdoor distributed installation, site sharing of multiple
network systems. Figure 1-1 shows the three units and auxiliary devices. Figure 1-2
shows various deployment scenarios.

Figure 1-1 The Horizon 3G-nx Node B family of products

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Figure 1-2 Deployment scenarios

Different combinations of the units and auxiliary devices form the following Horizon
3G-nx Node Bs:
 Macro Cabinet Node B
The macro Node B, integrates the BBU and the WRFU to form the Horizon 3G-
nx macro Indoor and the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor. The macro Node Bs are
suited to centralized installation, where the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor and the
Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor, are designed for indoor application and outdoor
application respectively.
 Distributed Node B

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The distributed Node B, known as the Horizon 3G-nx fiber, consists of the BBU
and the RRU. For distributed deployments, the RRU is placed close to the
antenna. This reduces feeder loss and improves Node B performance.
 Mini Node B
The Horizon 3G-nx mini can be deployed in both indoor and outdoor
environments. It can be installed on a pole, wall, or ground. When installed on
the ground, a stand or other support is required.

Benefits
The Horizon 3G-nx Node B uses a uniform modular design, which minimizes the
costs of network deployment and operations, such as site acquisition, capacity and
coverage expansion and environment protection.

Fast Network Deployment and Efficient Site Utilization


The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support both centralized and distributed installations,
which simplifies network deployment and facilitates cost-effective network
construction in a variety of scenarios.
The BBU can be installed in a 2U-high and 19-inch-wide indoor space or a protective
outdoor cabinet while the RRU can be installed close to the antenna and has no
footprint.
The cabinet macro Node B with its small footprint is one of the most compact Node
Bs on the market.

Cost-Effective Capacity and Coverage Solution


The 4-carrier Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU generates up to 60 W of transmit power. This
performance ensures wider coverage, higher throughput and fewer sites.
The Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU can be mounted close to the antenna, connecting with
the BBU through optical cables, thus avoiding feeder loss. Meaning that for the same
power and system capacity, lower feeder loss delivers wider coverage or fewer sites
under the same area.

Construction of a Green Communication Network


Compact and modular design, innovative PA and power consumption management
are the keys to an ecologically friendly communication networks that are relatively
economic to run and require less equipment room space.
The RF units of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs use Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) and
A-Doherty technologies to raise the PA efficiency to around 40%. Thus, the overall
power consumption of the Node B is lowered.
The RF cabinet of the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor is a direct-ventilation cabinet. In
comparison to the traditional macro Node B, equipment power consumption is
reduced by around 40%.
The reduced power consumption not only avoids extra electricity expense but also
lessens the investment in power supply, backup batteries, air conditioner and heat
exchanger equipment.

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Minimized Operation Cost


The baseband units, RF units and power systems of the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor
and Horizon 3G-nx fiber fit all Node B site types, thereby saving the logistics cost
during manufacture, transportation and future maintenance cost (spares holding).
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs are characterized by separate baseband and RF units,
compact design and distributed installation. All these features facilitate the
transportation and installation and make network construction less complicated and
less expensive.
The RRU has no fans and is highly reliability, reducing routine maintenance cost.

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2 System
Architecture

Introduction
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs feature a modular design with the baseband processing
unit BBU and the RF unit (RRU and WRFU) connected through the Common Public
Radio Interface (CPRI).
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs comprises of three basic units, the baseband processing
unit BBU, the indoor RF unit WRFU and the outdoor RRU. Auxiliary devices for the
Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs include the APM, indoor macro cabinet, outdoor RF cabinet
and outdoor mini cabinet. Flexible combinations of the three units and auxiliary
devices provide comprehensive Node B site solutions for different scenarios.

BBU
Physical Structure of the BBU
The BBU, is 19 inches 2U high unit. It can be installed in an indoor 19-inch frame or
an outdoor protective cabinet. Figure 2-1 shows the physical structure of the BBU.

Figure 2-1 Physical structure of the BBU

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The 2-U-high space of the BBU integrates the functions such as main control,
baseband processing and transmission. The BBU supports multiple configurations,
from 1s1c to 6s4c or 3s8c.

Logical Structure of the BBU


The BBU is modular in design and based on the function of each module, can be split
into the following subsystems:
 Transport subsystem
 Baseband subsystem
 Control subsystem
 Power monitoring module
Figure 2-2 shows the logical structure of the BBU.

Figure 2-2 Logical structure of the BBU

Transport Subsystem
The transport subsystem provides ports to exchange information between the BBU
and the Radio Network Controller (RNC) – the Horizon 3G RAN controller.
In addition, the transport subsystem provides maintenance channels between the
BBU and the Operation and Maintenance Centre (OMC), that is, the Local
Maintenance Terminal (LMT) or Horizon OMC for BBU Operation and Maintenance
(O&M).

Baseband Subsystem
The baseband subsystem processes both Uplink (UL) and Downlink (DL) baseband
signals. The functions of the subsystem are performed by the following modules:
 UL baseband signal processing module

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− The UL baseband signal processing module consists of the demodulation unit


and the decoding unit. In this module, uplink baseband signals are processed
into de-spreading soft decision symbols after access channel searching,
access channel demodulation and dedicated channel demodulation. The
signals are then sent to the RNC through the transport subsystem after
decoding and FP processing.
 DL baseband signal processing module
− The DL baseband signal processing module consists of the modulation unit
and the coding unit. Before sending signals received from the transport
subsystem to the optical module, the module sends service data received
from the transport subsystem to the Frame Protocol (FP) processor. After FP
processing, the module processes the signals through transmission channel
mapping, physical channel generating, framing, spreading, demodulating,
transmit diversity control and power control combination. The module then
sends the processed signals to the interface module.
The CPRI module is integrated in the baseband subsystem of the BBU.

Control Subsystem
The control subsystem manages the entire distributed Node B. The subsystem
performs O&M, processes signaling and provides system clocks.
The O&M module performs functions such as equipment management, configuration
management, alarm management, software management and commissioning
management.
The signaling processor performs functions such as the Node B Application Part
(NBAP) signaling processing, the Access Link Control Application Part (ALCAP)
processing, the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) processing and the
logical resource management.
The clock sources of the Node B consist of the phase-locked line clock extracted from
the Iub interface, the Global Positioning System (GPS) clock and the external clock
such as the Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) clock. The BBU extracts the
clock from the Iub interface and provides the clock signal for the entire Node B after
frequency dividing, phase locking and phase adjustment in the clock module.

Power Monitoring Module


The power monitoring module converts –48 V DC power to suitable power for the
boards. In addition, it provides the monitoring signal input port.

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Boards and Funtional Units of the BBU


Figure 2-3 The BBU consists of different basic and optional functional units and
boards. The boards support plug-and-play functions and can be configured in the
slots as required.Boards of the BBU

Basic Hardware Units


The basic hardware units of the BBU are as follows:
 WCDMA Main Processing Transmission (WMPT) unit
The WMPT is mandatory for the BBU and one BBU holds up to two WMPTs for
redundancy. The WMPT functions as follows:
− Processes clock signals and provides reference clock for the Node B
− Provides O&M management for the Node B
− Provides 4 E1/T1 ports, one electric Fast Ethernet (FE) port and one optical
FE port to support the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Internet
Protocol (IP)
− Provides one USB port to download and activate the host software
− Processes signaling and manages resources
 WCDMA BaseBand Processing (WBBP) unit
The WBBP is mandatory for the BBU and one BBU holds up to six WBBPs.
According to processing capability, the WBBP can be categorized into five types
and functions as follows:
− Processes signals on the CPRI interface between the BBU and the RRU
− Processes baseband signals in the UL and DL
− Supports High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed
Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
Supports CPRI ports in 1+1 redundancy
Table 2-1 Baseband card specification
Board Uplink R99 Downlink HSDPA HSDPA HSUPA
Cell /HSUPA CE R99 CE Capacity throughput throughput
Type
WBBPb1 3 cells 64 64 45 codes 15Mbps 6Mbps
WBBPb2 3 cells 128 128 45 codes 15Mbps 6Mbps
WBBPb3 6 cells 256 256 90 codes 30Mbps 12Mbps
WBBPb4 6 cells 384 384 90 codes 30Mbps 12Mbps
 FAN unit (UFAN)
The UFAN is used to control the fan speed and monitors the working
temperature for the fan.
 Power module, that is, UPEU

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The UPEU is the power supply unit and one BBU can be configured with up to
two UPEUs that work in 1+1 backup mode. The UPEU functions as follows:
− Converts the –48 V DC power into the power required by the boards
− Provides two RS485 monitoring ports
− Provides 8 dry contact alarm ports

Optional Hardware Units


The optional hardware units of the BBU are as follows:
 Universal E1/T1 Lightning Protection (UELP) unit
 Universal FE Lightning Protection (UFLP) unit
 Universal Satellite card and Clock Unit (USCU)
 Universal Transmission Processing (UTRP) unit
 Universal Environment Interface Unit (UEIU)

Ports on the BBU


Table 2-1 Ports on basic boards of the BBU
Board Port Quantity Connector Remarks
WMPT E1/T1 port 1 DB26 One port has four
E1 inputs.
FE electrical port 1 RJ45 -
FE optical port 1 SFP -
USB loading port 1 USB Software loading
USB test port 1 USB Test port
Serial port for 1 RJ45 Local
commissioning maintenance for
the Node B

GPS port 1 SMA -


WBBP CPRI 3 SFP -
UPEU PWR 1 3W3 –48 V DC power
input and +24 V
DC power input

MON0 1 RJ45 Provides two


RS485 monitoring
MON1 1 RJ45 signal inputs and
connects to the
external alarm
device

EXT-ALM0 1 RJ45 Provides eight dry

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Board Port Quantity Connector Remarks

EXT-ALM1 1 RJ45 contact alarm


inputs and
connects to the
EXT-ALM2 1 RJ45 external alarm
device

Table 2-2 Physical ports on optional boards of the BBU


Board Port Quantity Connector Remarks
UELP INSIDE 1 DB25 Four E1/T1 signal input ports
OUTSIDE 1 DB25 Four E1/T1 signal output
ports

UFLP FE0 and FE1 2 RJ45 Connects to the Node B


(INSIDE)
FE0 and FE1 2 RJ45 Connects to the external
(OUTSIDE) devices. The FE0 (OUTSIDE)
connects to FE0 (INSIDE)
and the FE1 (OUTSIDE)
connects to the FE1
(INSIDE).
USCU RGPS port 3 DB8 Connects to the RGPS signal
cable

BITS port 1 SMA Connects to the BITS clock


Clock test port 1 SMA Port for testing clock signal
output
Antenna port 1 SMA RF signal input terminal of the
for the satellite card
satellite card

UTRP E1/T1 port 2 DB26 Provides eight ports that


support ATM over E1 or IP
over E1
UEIU MON 1 RJ45 Connects to the external
monitoring device
MON1 1 RJ45
EXT-ALM0 1 RJ45 Connects to the external
alarm device
EXT-ALM1 1 RJ45
Specifications: The UEIU is a monitoring and dry contact extension
board for the UPEU.

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RRU
RRU Type
Table 2-3 There are three types of RRU: the Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W), the
Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W) and the Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W). RRU type
RRU Type Horizon 3G-nx Horizon 3G-nx Horizon 3G-n fiber
fiber RRU (60W) fiber RRU (40W) RRU (40W)
Maximum 60 W 40 W 40 W
output power

Number of
carriers 4 2 2
supported

The Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W) have
the same physical structure, size, weight, ports and logical structure, but differ in
specifications as follows. The Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) and the Horizon 3G-n
fiber RRU (40W) can support both DC -48V and AC 220V power supply.

Appearance of the RRU


The RRU can be installed outdoors close to the antenna. Figure 2-4 shows the
physical structure of the RRU.

Figure 2-4 Appearance of the RRU

Logical Structure of the RRU


Figure 2-5 shows the logical structure of the RRU.

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Figure 2-5 Logical structure of the RRU

 Interface module
The interface module receives downlink baseband data from the BBU, transmits
uplink baseband data to the BBU and forwards data from the cascaded RRUs.
 TRX
The TRX has two RX channels and one TX channel for RF signals.
The RX channel down-converts the receive signals into Intermediate Frequency
(IF) signals and performs amplification, analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion, digital
down-conversion, matched filtering and DAGC.
The TX channel performs shape filtering of downlink spreading signals,
digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion and up-conversion of RF signals into transmit
band signals.
 PA
The PA implements the DPD and A-Doherty technologies to amplify low-power
RF signals from the TRX.
 Duplexer
The duplexer multiplexes receive signals and transmit signals, which enables the
receive signals and transmit signals to share the same antenna path. The
duplexer also filters receive signals and transmit signals.
 LNA
The LNA amplifies the signals received from antennas.

Ports on the RRU


The RRU has a modular structure. The external ports of the RRU are located on the
bottom of the module in the cabling area. Ports on the RRU include grounding ports,
power supply ports, transmission ports, alarm ports and other ports.

Table 2-4 Ports on the DC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) and Horizon 3G-nx fiber
RRU
(40W)
Port Connector Quantity Remarks
Power supply OT terminal 1 Port for –48 V DC power
socket input

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Port Connector Quantity Remarks


Optical ports eSFP socket 2 Transmission ports
Alarm port DB15 connector 1 Port for 2-channel dry
contact alarms and port
for 1-channel RS485
signals
Main TX/RX port DIN, round, and Other ports
waterproof 1
connector
RX diversity port DIN, round, and
waterproof 1
connector

Port for cascading 2W2 connector


modules 1

Port for the RET DB15 connector


antenna 1

Table 2-5 Ports on the AC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W)


Port Connector Type Quantity Remarks
Power supply 3-pin, round, and 1 Port for AC power input
socket waterproof
connector

Power output port - (connected to the 1 Port on the AC/DC


DC output cable power conversion
before delivery) module for DC output

Optical ports eSFP socket 2 Transmission ports


Alarm port DB15 connector 1 Port for 2-channel dry
contact alarms and port
for 1-channel RS485
signals

Grounding port - 1 Grounding bolt


Main TX/RX port DIN, round, and Other ports
waterproof 1
connector
RX diversity port DIN, round, and
waterproof 1
connector

Port for cascading 2W2 connector


modules 1
Port for the RET DB15 connector
antenna 1

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Table 2-6 Ports on the Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W)


Port Connector Type Quantity Remarks
Power supply 9-pin, round, and 1 Ports for –48 V DC or
socket waterproof 220 V AC power input
connector

Optical ports eSFP socket 2 Transmission ports


Alarm port DB15 connector 1 Port for 4-channel dry
(shared by the fan) contact alarms
Main TX/RX port DIN, round, and 1 Other ports
waterproof
connector

RX diversity port DIN, round, and 1


waterproof
connector
Port for 2W2 connector 1
interconnection
between combined
modules

Port for the RET DB9 connector 1


antenna
Commissioning RJ45 connector 1
port

WRFU
WRFU Type
There are two types of WCDMA Radio Filter Unit (WRFU); the 40 W WRFU and the
80 W WRFU. The two types of WRFU have the same physical structure, size, weight,
ports and logical structure, but differ in specifications as follows:

Table 2-7 Specifications of the WRFU


WRFU Type 80 W WRFU 40 W WRFU
Maximum output power 80 W 40 W
Number of carriers supported 4 2

Physical Structure of the WRFU


The WRFU supports up to four carriers and can be fitted in the indoor and outdoor
cabinets. Figure 2-6 shows the physical structure of the WRFU.

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Figure 2-6 Physical structure of the WRFU

Logical Structure of the WRFU


Figure 2-7 Logical structure of the WRFU

 Interface module
The interface module receives downlink baseband data from the BBU, transmits
uplink baseband data to the BBU and forwards data from the cascaded RRUs.
 TRX
The TRX has two RX channels and one TX channel for RF signals.
The RX channel down-converts the received signals into Intermediate Frequency
(IF) signals and performs amplification, analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion, digital
down-conversion, matched filtering and Digital Automatic Gain Control (DAGC).

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The TX channel performs shape filtering of downlink spreading signals,


digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion and up-conversion of RF signals into the
transmit band.
 PA
The PA implements the DPD and A-Doherty technologies to amplify low-power
RF signals from the TRX.
 Duplexer
The duplexer multiplexes receive signals and transmit signals, which enables the
receive signals and transmit signals to share the same antenna path. The
duplexer also filters receive signals and transmit signals.
 LNA
The LNA amplifies the signals received from antennas.

Ports on the WRFU


Table 2-8 Ports on the WRFU
Port Connector Quantity Remarks
Power supply socket 3V3 connector 1 Port for –48 V DC power
input
Port for transceiving N female 2 Port for connecting the
antenna signals connector antenna system
CPRI port SFP female 2 Ports for connecting the
connector BBU or cascading WRFUs
Interconnection port QMA female 2 Antenna channel port
for RF RX signals connector

Commissioning port RJ45 connector 1 Commissioning port

Auxiliary Devices
APM30
The Advanced Power Module (APM) provides –48 V DC power and backup batteries
for the distributed Node Bs, outdoor macro Node Bs and mini Node Bs. In addition, it
provides space for the installation of the BBU and any additional user equipment to
realize fast network deployments. The APM30 can be installed on a pole or on the
ground.
There are two types of APM30 Power cabinet: APM30 and APM30H.
The cooling mode of APM30 Power cabinet is Filter-Air-Cooling, APM30H cabinet has
a build-in heat-exchanger and its cooling mode is heat exchanging.
The APM30 has 2 types of extended cabinet: DC Transmission Cabinet and Extended
Battery Cabinet.

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The APM30 power cabinets provide space for the installation of the user equipment
and performs the following functions:
 DC power supply
 Battery management
 Monitoring and communication of the power supply system
 Power distribution
 Lightning protection
 Temperature control
 Backup power
 Transmission equipment installation
The DC Transmission Cabinet of the APM30 is introduced for outdoor macro Node B
or extended user equipment space. One DC-BOX built in the cabinet provides -48 DC
power distribution. The DC Transmission Cabinet is the same size as APM30 and is
available is two formats to suit different meteorological conditions. It provides 11U of
19-inch rack mount space for the user equipment. When an AC heater is installed in
the 1U space at the lowest part of the cabinet, the DC transmission cabinet still
provides 10U of space for user equipment. The space can be used to support BBUs
or transmission equipment etc.
The extended battery cabinet is optional. It is configurable with up to 184 Ah (-48 V)
built-in battery backup power.

Table 2-9 Typical battery configuration of the APM30

Specification Installed APM30 cabinets

24Ah Two 12Ah battery groups in APM30 Power Cabinet

50Ah Extended battery cabinet

100Ah Extended battery cabinet

92Ah Extended battery cabinet

184Ah Extended battery cabinet

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Figure 2-8 Internal structure of the APM30 Power Cabinet

Figure 2-9 Internal structure of the APM30H Power Cabinet

(1) HPMI (2) Fan (inner circulation)


(3) HEUA (4) PSU (AC/DC)
(5) PDU (6) Fan (outer circulation)
(7) Heat exchanger core

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Table 2-10 Technical specifications of the APM30 Power Cabinet


Item APM30 Power Cabinet APM30H Power Cabinet
Engineerin Dimensions 600 mm × 700 mm × 480 600 mm × 700 mm × 480
g (W x H x D) mm mm
specificatio (without
ns base)

Weight  < 100 kg (with the 24 Ah  ≤ 95.5 kg (with the PSU


batteries) included, and customer
 < 65 kg (with the PSU equipment excluded)
and without batteries
and customer
equipment)

Working –40 ºC to +45 ºC –40 ºC to +50ºC (with 1120


2
temperature (with W/m solar radiation)
2
1120 W/m solar
radiation)

AC input Input voltage  220 V AC three-phase  220 V AC three-phase


power cable Permissible power cable Permissible
voltage range: 176/304 voltage range: 176/304
V AC to V AC to
290/500 V AC 290/500 V AC
 220 V AC single-phase  220 V AC single-phase
power cable Permissible power cable
voltage range: 176 V AC Permissible voltage
to 290 range: 176 V AC to 290 V
V AC AC
 110 V AC dual-live-wire  110 V AC dual-live-wire
power cable power cable
Rated voltage: 100/200 V Rated voltage: 100/200 V
AC to 120/240 V AC AC to 120/240 V AC
Permissible voltage Permissible voltage range:
range: 90/180 V AC to 90/180 V AC to
135/270 V AC 135/270 V AC
Rated voltage: 120/208 V Rated voltage: 120/208 V
AC to 127/220 V AC AC to 127/220 V AC
Permissible voltage  Permissible voltage
range: 105/176 V AC to range: 105/176 V AC to
150/260 V AC 150/260 V AC
DC output Output –44 V DC to –58 V DC –44 V DC to –58 V DC
voltage
range

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Item APM30 Power Cabinet APM30H Power Cabinet

DC outputs Working with the Working with the distributed


distributed NodeB: NodeB:
LLVD: 20 A x 6 LLVD: 20 A x 6
BLVD: 12 A x 2; 4 A x 2 BLVD: 12 A x 2; 6 A x 2
Maximum outputs Maximum outputs
(reserved): 4 A x 2 (reserved): 6 A x 2
Working with the macro Working with the macro
Outdoor NodeB: Outdoor NodeB:
LLVD: 30 A x 4 LLVD: 30 A x 4
BLVD: 12 A x 2; 4 A x 4 BLVD: 12 A x 2; 6 A x 4
Maximum outputs Maximum outputs
(reserved): 4 A x 4 (reserved): 6 A x 4
Space for No batteries
customer and heater 7U 7U
equipment

Figure 2-10 DC Transmission Cabinet of the APM30

Table 2-11 Technical specifications of the APM30 Transmission Cabinet


Item Transmission Cabinet
Engineering Dimensions (width 600 mm × 700 mm × 480 mm
specifications x height x depth)
(with the base
excluded)

Weight < 40 kg (without customer equipment)


2
Working –40 ºC to +45 ºC (with 1120 W/m
temperature solar radiation)

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Item Transmission Cabinet


DC input Input voltage –48 V DC
Permissible voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57
V DC

DC output Number of DC 8 x 4 A (Fan: 1 x 12 A)


outputs
Heat Maximum heat 500 W
consumption consumption

Space for customer equipment 11 U (1 U for the PDU excluded)

Figure 2-11 Extended Battery of the APM30

Table 2-12 Technical specifications of the APM30 Extended Battery Cabinet


Item Extended Battery Cabinet
Engineering Dimensions (W x H x 600 mm × 700 mm × 480 mm
specifications D) (with the base
excluded)

Weight < 41 kg (without batteries)


2
Working temperature –40 ºC to +45 ºC (with 1120 W/m
solar radiation)

Indoor Macro Cabinet


The indoor macro cabinet features a small footprint, compact design and stacked
installation capability, thus catering to indoor centralized installation and fast network

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build out. It performs power distribution and surge protection functions for the BBU
and WRFUs. The indoor macro cabinet accommodates up to six WRFUs.
The indoor macro cabinet supports –48 V DC power. If configured with suitable power
modules, also supporting 24 V DC or 220 V AC power.
Figure 2-12 and Figure 2-13 show the single indoor cabinet and the two stacked
indoor cabinets respectively.

Figure 2-12 Single indoor cabinet

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Figure 2-13 Two stacked indoor cabinets

PS4890 cabinet
The PS4890 is an indoor power cabinet, provides DC power and power backup for
the distributed NodeB or macro Indoor NodeB. The PS4890 can also provide
installation space for the indoor BBU and transmission equipment.
The PS4890 features compact design and light weight. It can be installed on a pole or
on the ground. In addition, the PS4890 houses the batteries.

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Figure 2-14 Internal structure of the PS4890 cabinet

(1) Power system (AC/DC) (2) DCDU-04


(3) DCDU-03 (4) Wiring copper bar for the negative poles of the
batteries
(5) Support plate for the battery group (6) Baffle for the battery group
(7) Wiring copper bar for the positive poles of the batteries

Table 2-13 Technical specifications of the PS4890 Cabinet


Item Specification
Engineerin Dimensions (width 600 mm × 900 mm × 450 mm
g x height x depth)
specificatio (without base)
ns
Weight ≤ 80 kg (with the PSU included, and batteries
excluded)
Working –20ºC to +45ºC
temperature

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Item Specification
AC input Input voltage Rated voltage: 200 V AC to 240 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 176 V AC to 290 V
AC
 Rated voltage: 100/200 V AC to 120/240 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 90/180 V AC to
135/270 V AC
 Rated voltage: 120/208 V AC to 127/220 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 105/176 V AC to
150/260 V AC
Frequency of the 50/60 Hz
rated voltage
Frequency of input 45 Hz to 65 Hz
voltage

DC output Output voltage –48 V DC


Space for No batteries 13 U
customer
equipment 48 V 50 Ah or 48 V 7 U
92 Ah batteries
48 V 184 Ah 0U
batteries

Outdoor RF Cabinet
The outdoor RF cabinet, with the APM30/APM30H power cabinet stacked on it,
provides the power distribution, surge protection and other protection for the WRFU
and the BBU in an outdoor environment. The outdoor RF cabinet works by direct air
cooling to dissipate heat. It can hold three WRFUs together with batteries, as shown
in Figure 2-15 or up to six WRFUs, as shown in Figure 2-16.

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Figure 2-15 Outdoor RF cabinet with three WRFUs and batteries

Figure 2-16 Outdoor RF cabinet with six WRFUs

Outdoor Mini Cabinet


The outdoor mini cabinet provides functions such as power distribution and surge
protection for the BBU. The BBU can be placed in an outdoor mini cabinet to form an
outdoor BBU. This fulfills the outdoor application scenario of the compact mini Node
B.
The outdoor mini cabinet is configured with a built-in heat exchanger. If AC power is
used, the mini cabinet must be configured with an EPS30-4815A and an SPD (AC). If
DC power is used, the mini cabinet must be configured with a DC power distribution
box, as shown in Figure 2-17.

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Figure 2-17 Internal structure of the outdoor mini cabinet

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3 Product
s and
Application
Scenarios

Distributed NodeB: Horizon 3G-nx fiber


The Horizon 3G-nx fiber typifies the compact design, easy installation and low power
consumption required for a Node B, allowing it to be located within existing 2G site
space. The RRU has a compact design and is light weight. It can be installed close to
the antenna to decrease cable loss and improve system coverage. This enables
service providers to efficiently deploy a high-performance network with a low Total
Cost of Ownership (TCO) as less manpower, electric power and space are required
during network build out.

Integrated Applications (BBU + RRU + APM)


If only AC power is available at a newly built 3G site and power backup is required,
the configuration of BBU + RRU + APM can be applied to perform the function of the
outdoor macro Node B. Figure 3-1 shows the typical configuration of BBU + RRU +
APM. This configuration has the following features:
 The BBU can be placed in the APM and the RRU can be installed on the pole,
close to the antenna
 Extra space is reserved in the APM for the BBU installation. In addition, the APM
provides functions such as battery power backup, AC/DC conversion, power
distribution and surge protection
 The APM30 can be configured with 12 Ah, 24 Ah, or 36 Ah built-in batteries and
the APM100 can be configured with 50 Ah or 100 Ah built-in batteries. Whether
the APM30 or the APM100 should be used depends on the required power
backup period

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Figure 3-1 Typical configuration of BBU + RRU + APM

BBU in a Standard 19-Inch Cabinet


For the scenario of 2G/3G co-location, the BBU can reside in any standard
19-inch-wide and 2-U-high cabinet and the RRU can be installed on the pole, close to
the antenna, as shown in Figure 3-2. In addition, the BBU and RRU can share the
power supply and antenna systems of the 2G network, which enables service
providers to launch 3G services at a reduced cost.

Figure 3-2 BBU in a standard 19-inch cabinet

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BBU in an Outdoor Mini Cabinet


In the scenario of 2G/3G co-location, if no indoor space is available for the BBU, it
can reside in spare space within outdoor cabinets to form an outdoor BBU. The RRU
can be installed on the pole close to the antenna for quick deployment, as shown in
Figure
3-3.

Figure 3-3 BBU in an outdoor mini cabinet

Indoor Cabinet Macro NodeB: Horizon 3G-nx macro


Indoor
The Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor is applicable to the indoor scenarios such as
centralized installation and relocation of the macro Node B, as shown in Figure 3-4.
The Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor is one of the most compact indoor macro Node Bs
available in the telecommunication industry, with a large and scaleable capacity.

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Figure 3-4 Indoor cabinet macro Node B

Outdoor Enclosure: Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor


The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor consists of two stackable cabinets, the APM30
cabinet and the outdoor RF cabinet. The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor is suitable for
outdoor scenarios such as centralized installation or relocation of the outdoor macro
Node B, as shown in Figure 3-5 and Figure 3-6.
The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor, one of the most compact outdoor cabinet macro
Node Bs in the telecom industry, is light weight making it easy to transportation and
install. Additionally it is stackable meaning that it requires less footprint.

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Figure 3-5 Outdoor cabinet macro Node B (with three WRFUs)

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Figure 3-6 Outdoor cabinet macro Node B (with six WRFUs)

Compact Mini NodeB: Horizon 3G-nx mini


The Horizon 3G-nx mini applies to new outdoor 3G sites where no equipment room
exists, hot spots, marginal networks and blind spots, such as tunnels.
The Horizon 3G-nx mini supports both 220 V AC and –48 V DC power. If 220 V AC
power is used, the mini cabinet must be configured with an EPS30-4815A and an
SPD (AC). If the –48 V DC power is used, the mini cabinet must be configured with a
DC power distribution box.
The Horizon 3G-nx mini can be installed on the pole, on the wall, or on the ground.
When it is installed on the ground, a stand or a support must be used.

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Figure 3-7 Compact mini Node B with DC power

Figure 3-8 Compact mini Node B with AC power

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4 Feature
s

Advanced Platform Structure


The advanced platform structure of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs is described as
follows:
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs maximize on the FRU-sharing concept, that is, the
distributed Node B, cabinet macro Node B and compact mini Node B all share
the same baseband and RF modules. The three module types form different
Node B products and apply to different scenarios. This concept protects
investment in equipment and simplifies maintenance aspects, making the total
cost of ownership very favorable.
 The dual-star GE IP switch technology enables exchange of large amount of
internal data and satisfies the increased data traffic needs of HSPA+.
 The hot-swappable BBU provides eight slots and supports the ability to increase
capacity and expansion as required.
 The combination of duplexer and TRU in the RF module enhances the integrity of
RF parts and meets the future requirements of the minimized, high-efficiency and
low-cost Node Bs.
 A minimized Node B cabinet is easy to carry and install and the stacked Node B
cabinets take up reduced footprint.

High Integrity and Large Capacity


The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs are highly integrated and offer large capacity:
 The BBU contains highly integrated chips and features large capacity. A single
BBU supports 24 cells, with 1,536 UL CEs and 1,536 DL CEs. It also supports
HSDPA, HSUPA and HSPA+ services.
 A single Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) or WRFU (80W) can support up to
4-carriers. When the Node B evolves from 1s1c to 1s4c or from 3s1c to 3s4c, no
extra RRU or WRFU is required.

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High Performance
The high performance of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs can be summarized as follows:
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs feature high receiver sensitivity. The 2-way receiver
sensitivity is higher than –129.3 dBm without the Tower Amplification (TMA).
 The WRFU supports up to 80 W transmit output power and the Horizon 3G-nx
fiber RRU supports up to 60 W transmit output power.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support open-loop TX diversity and closed-loop TX
diversity to enhance downlink coverage and capacity.

ATM/IP Dual Stack


ATM
In ATM transmission, the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support the following modes:
 User-Network Interface (UNI) mode when transmission resources are inadequate
and traffic is low
 Inverse Multiplexing on ATM (IMA) mode when there are rich transmission
resources. This mode features high reliability, high-speed transmission and low
latency
 Fractional ATM

IP
The IP transmission, based on IPs, supports the transmission of various data services
on low-rate links. In this mode, the IP transmission resources are fully utilized and
service provider investment is minimized.
In IP transmission, the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support the following technologies:
 Native IP transmission that requires no additional hardware. Compared with
PWE3 technology, Native IP is more efficient, cost-effective and independent of
PWE3 external devices
 IP over E1, to fully utilize existing E1 resources and to offer a complete solution of
IP transmission
 Fractional Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
 ATM and IP dual stack, to protect service providers' early investment in ATM
transmission
 Compression multiplexing technology, namely the multiplexing of PPP header
compression, PPPMUX and IPHC, to raise the transmission rate over E1 ports.
With the technology of IPHC + PPP compression + PPPMUX, the E1
transmission rate of the 12.2 kbps voice service rises by up to 37%
 FP Multiplex (MUX), to reduce the number of Medium Access Control (MAC)
headers by multiplexing packets and to raise the transmission rate over FE ports.
With this technology, the FE transmission rate of the 12.2 kbps voice service
rises by up to 40%
 Hybrid transmission, which enables services to meet different QoS requirements
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transmission enables real-time services to travel on electrical ports, such as


E1/T1 ports and non-real-time services to travel on Ethernet ports

Multiple Clock and Synchronization Modes


The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support multiple clock and synchronization modes to
fulfill different clock networking requirements:
 The upper-level clock extracts clock from the Iub interface and is set by default.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs use GPS to achieve clock synchronization.
 The external clock synchronization refers to the Building Integrated Timing
Supply System (BITS) clock and the 2MHz clock on the transmission equipment.
 Without additional hardware, software upgrade supports the IP clock. The IP
transmission provides a high-performance and cost effective clock solution.
 The internal clock, an internal stratum-3 clock, ensures that the Node B without
an external clock still works properly for at least 90 days.

HSDPA Services
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support HSDPA services in the following aspects:
 One carrier supports both HSDPA and R99/R4 services.
 The peak downlink rate of a single UE is up to 21 Mbps (with 64QAM) and
28Mbps (with 2 x 2 MIMO).
 A single cell supports up to 15 HS-PDSCH codes and dynamic code resource
allocation.
 A single cell supports 96 HSDPA subscribers.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support dynamic power allocation.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM to enhance
spectrum utilization.

HSUPA Services
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support HSUPA services in the following aspects:
 One carrier supports both HSUPA and R99/R4 services.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support E-DCH TTI of 10 ms and 2 ms.
 The peak uplink data rate of an HSUPA subscriber is up to 5.76 Mbps.
 A single cell supports 96 HSUPA subscribers (with CPC together).
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support 2 ms Received Total Wideband Power
(RTWP) fast measurement to enhance the reliability of uplink load.

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HSPA+
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support HSPA+ phase 1 (With USR8 software load) in
the following aspects:
 Downlink 64QAM.
 2 x 2 MIMO.
 CPC (Continuous Packet Connectivity)
 Enhanced CELL_FACH
 The RRU and WRFU both support HSPA+.
 VoIP over HSPA+
HSPA+ Phase 2 (uplink 16QAM) will be supported by adding baseband processing
boards (to be available in 2010 with USR9 software load).

MBMS
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support the Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service
(MBMS) in the following aspects:
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support the setup, reallocation and deletion of the
MBMS notification Indicator Channel (MICH) and handles related signaling
configuration.
 Each cell supports 16 Secondary Common Control Physical Channels
(SCCPCHs).
 Each SCCPCH supports 4 Forward Access CHannels (FACHs).
 Each cell supports 63 MBMS channels.

High-Velocity UE Access
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support mobile communication at speeds of up to 400
km/h. With this feature, UEs on high-speed vehicles, such as express railways, can
still communicate properly.

Antenna Enhancement Technology


The antenna enhancement technology enables the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs to
perform the following functions:
 Supporting the RET antenna to optimize network coverage, reduce interference
and enlarge system capacity
 Supporting remote batch O&M, batch software upgrade and batch RET antenna
adjustment
 Supporting automatic scanning of the RET antenna
 Supporting the Antenna Interface Standard Group (AISG) 1.1 and AISG 2.0
standard interfaces

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 Supporting the cascading of RET antennas and controls the tilt of the 2G RET
antenna through the 3G site.

Same Band Antenna Sharing


To implement the same band antenna sharing with low insertion loss, the Same-band
Antenna Sharing Unit (SASU) and Same-band Antenna Sharing Adapter (SASA) are
introduced to reduce costs of network deployment.
The SASU applies to two scenarios, namely the antenna shared by 2G and 3G
systems and the antenna shared by two 3G systems. The SASU that enables two
different systems on the same band to share one antenna system is an important part
of the same band antenna sharing solution. It can reduce the cost and time of the 3G
network roll-out.
The SASU supports 900MHz and 2,100MHz frequency bands.
The SASA is also an important part of the same band antenna sharing solution. It will
cause an insertion loss of 0.8 dB in the downlink, but it can integrate transmit carriers
from two antennas into one antenna, without affecting GSM network performance.

O&M Platforms
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support two O&M platforms, namely the LMT and the
Horizon OMC and via which the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs perform the following O&M
functions:
 Supporting local maintenance, remote maintenance and reverse maintenance
 Supporting Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) and Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol (DHCP) when data is not configured or the Node B is faulty, the Node B
automatically sets up an O&M channel to enhance system reliability and to
perform remote troubleshooting
 Supporting configuration baseline and simplifies the configuration rollback
process to roll back configuration more reliably
 Providing the intelligent out-of-service function. Before the Node B goes out of
service, the UE is handed over to another 2G or 3G cell as the Node B gradually
reduces the cell pilot power. Such a handover prevents service interruption
 Providing the topology scanning of RRU networking and automatically monitors
the topology to free manual operations
 Providing the complete system self-testing function to support local software
commissioning

Environment Adaptability
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide a comprehensive solution appropriate to many
different environments.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs fulfill the following outdoor environmental conditions:

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− Waterproof and dustproof design of the RRU complies with the International
Protection (IP) 65 standard. The RRU provides class-1 protection against
damp, mould and salt mist. The rack for RRUs can prevent them from
exposure to solar radiation and adverse environments. The RRU works
2
normally in solar radiation of 1,120 W/m with a temperature range of –40°C
to
+50°C.
− The waterproof and dustproof design of the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor
complies with the IP55 standard. The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor provides
class-1 protection against damp, mould and salt mist. The Horizon 3G-nx
macro Outdoor cabinet can resist solar radiation and adverse environments.
The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor works normally in solar radiation of 1,120
2
W/m with a temperature range of –40°C to +50°C.
− The Horizon 3G-nx mini complies with the IP55 standard in terms of
protection against water and dust and class-1 standards regarding protection
against damp, mould and salt mist. The Horizon 3G-nx mini works normally
within a temperature range of –40°C to +45°C with solar radiation of 1,120
2
W/m or a temperature range of -40°C to +50°C without solar radiation.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs fulfill the indoor environmental conditions when they
comply with the IP20 standard. The BBU works normally within a temperature
range of –20°C to +55°C and the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor works normally
within a temperature range of –20°C to +50°C.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs also provide a comprehensive auxiliary product
solution regarding the following aspects:
− Power distribution
− Surge protection
− Transmission cables
− Transmission equipment installation
− Power backup.

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5 Operati
on and
Maintenance

Overview
Based on the Man Machine Language (MML) and Graphic User Interface (GUI), the
Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide a universal O&M mechanism irrelevant to hardware
and take into consideration customers requirements for equipment operation and
maintenance, offering highly customized and powerful O&M functions. Figure 5-1
shows the O&M systems of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs.

Figure 5-1 O&M systems of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs

Horizon OMC: Motorola Mobile Element Management System


LMT: Local Maintenance Terminal
Node B: UMTS Base Transceiver Station
RNC: Radio Network Controller

The LMT and Horizon OMC are two O&M systems that realize comprehensive
maintenance capabilities for the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs.
 LMT
One LMT is used to maintain one Node B. The LMT supports the local
maintenance by directly connecting to the Node B or the remote maintenance by
connecting to the Node B through maintenance channels.
The LMT performs the following functions:
− Data configuration
− Status monitoring (through emulation panel)
− Alarm monitoring

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− Software upgrade
− Testing and commissioning
The LMT also maintains the Node B through MML and GUI.
 Horizon OMC
The Horizon OMC is the network management center of the UMTS HSPA Radio
Access Network (UTRAN), which remotely maintains the Node B in batches.
The Horizon OMC performs the following functions:
− Data configuration (CME-based)
− Alarm monitoring
− Performance monitoring
− Software upgrade
The Horizon OMC also maintains the Node B through MML and GUI. It can
support different types of Node B and different versions of software at the same
time.

OM Functions
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide a universal O&M mechanism independent of
hardware. The mechanism includes security management, equipment management,
fault management, software management and performance management.

Security Management
Security management is to manage the connection between Node B software and the
Operation and Maintenance Center (OMC) (that is, the LMT or Horizon OMC in the
WRAN), user authentication, encryption and forward resolution of interface
messages.

Equipment Management
Equipment management provides data configuration and status management of all
internal equipment (boards and modules) and external equipment (power supply, EMI
and RET) of the Node B.

Fault Management
Fault management accomplishes functions such as fault detection, alarm reporting,
alarm-related troubleshooting, fault isolation and self-healing.

Software Management
Software management provides software downloading and activation, patch upgrade,
file uploading and downloading functions in addition to consistency check of software
and hardware versions, version management and software version upgrade.
Software management is also a means to upgrade software locally through the USB
port on the BBU panel instead of through a PC.

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Performance Management
Performance management includes subscription of Node B performance items,
periodical control of performance statistics, measurement, sampling, storage and
reporting of performance items.

Commissioning Management
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs perform commissioning functions in two ways, namely
universal testability frame and specific testing/commissioning.
 The universal testability frame provides a universal testing mechanism to
facilitate the future extended testing. It also provides a common test template
regarding immediate test, periodical task test and performance item test, which
facilitates the template-based extended testing in the future.
 The Node B provides a variety of testing and commissioning functions for easy
maintenance and fault diagnosis. The specific testing/commissioning has the
following functions:
− E1/T1 online BER test, RTWP test and CPU usage test
− Node B logs and one-push uploading of Node B logs
− Interface tracing of Iub and internal interface
− Local serial port commissioning and serial port relocation

Environment Monitoring
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs are attendance-free and can be deployed in numerous
situations; this requires a sound environment monitoring system to ensure the normal
operation of the Node B equipment and to handle all possible emergencies.
The environment monitoring system provides customized solutions regarding door
control, infrared, smoke, water immersion, humidity and temperature. Users can also
define external alarms.

License Management
The Horizon OMC is responsible for applying for and activating WRAN licenses. It
delivers license control items to a Node B and through these items controls the
current services and capacity of the Node B. The function control items include
HSDPA, OTSR, HSUPA and MBMS, while the resource control items include the
number of CEs, number of sectors and carriers and power control.
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs also provide interfaces for querying license control
items, clearing license and setting license function switches.

Task Management
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide maintenance for the BBU, RRU, RET and EMI.
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs comply with the Antenna Line Device (ALD) protocol of
AISG2.0 and 3GPP and downwards compatible with the AISG1.1 protocol.
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide the RET antenna equipment with all OM
functions, including auto scanning, data configuration (setting of the antenna tilt and
TMA gain), status query and fault reporting.

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The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs support self-detection of complete hardware installation


and adopts the software package stored in the USB disk of the Node B to perform
local upgrades, thus saving time. In addition, it requires no local software
commissioning.

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6 Reliabili
ty

Overview
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs introduce a new system structure and provide a
complete redundancy design. It also takes advantage of large-capacity ASIC chips to
enhance the integrity of modules, reduce the number of parts and greatly improve the
reliability of the system.

System Reliability
The system reliability of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs is embodied in the load-sharing
and redundancy configuration design, which optimizes the fault detection/isolation
technology of boards and systems and greatly improves the reliability of the system.

Redundancy Design
The main control board, transmission board, power supply unit and fan in the Node B
all support redundancy. The BBU supports load sharing.
The CPRI port that connects the BBU and the RRU supports ring networking. When
one CPRI link is faulty, the Node B can automatically switch to another CPRI link.
The key data such as software version and data configuration files in the Node B
supports redundancy.

Reliability Design
The Node B can automatically self-detect and diagnose hardware failure and
environment related problems and then report alarms. It also attempts to conduct
self-healing to clear faults. If the self-healing fails, it can automatically isolate the
faults.

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Hardware Reliability
Board Insertion Failsafe
The backplane and boards have been designed to ensure that when a board is
wrongly inserted into a slot [of another board], the board does not connect to the
backplane and as a result damage does not occur.

Over Temperature Protection


When the ambient temperature of the power amplifier on the RRU is too high, the
Node B generates over temperature alarms and immediately switches off the power
amplifier to prevent it from damage.

Power Supply Reliability


Power supply units of the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs are also reliable in the following
aspects:
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs has wide-range voltage and surge protection
functions.
 The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provides power failure protection for programs and
data.
 The boards protect power supply against over-voltage, over-current and reverse
connection of positive and negative poles.
 Hierarchical shutdown
The outdoor Node B performs shutdown for the PA according to the backup
power capacity.

Surge Protection Reliability


The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs take surge protection measures on AC/DC power
sockets, input/output signal ports (E1 port, interconnection port and Boolean alarm
port), antenna connectors and GPS ports.

Software Reliability
Software reliability includes the redundancy of key files and data and the powerful
error tolerance of software.

Software Redundancy
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide redundancy for key files and data such as
software versions and data configuration files to prevent them from damage and to
ensure the normal running of the Node Bs.
 Redundancy of software versions
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide separate redundancy for software versions
including the BootROM software version to avoid version problems. If one
version is faulty, the Node B can switch to the backup version.
 Redundancy of data configuration files

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The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs provide separate redundancy for data configuration
files to avoid interrupting the running of the files. If the current file is faulty, the
backup file can still work properly.

Error Tolerance
Should a software fault develop, it does not affect the entire Node B because the
system is capable of self-healing. The software error tolerance functions are as
follows:
 Scheduled detection of key resources
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs perform occupancy check on software resources. If
a resource hang-up occurs due to software faults, the Node B can release the
unavailable resources in time and export logs and alarms.
 Task monitoring
During the running of software, the Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs monitor the internal
errors of all software and some hardware faults, if any. The Horizon 3G-nx Node
Bs also monitor task progress and running status, report alarms when the system
is faulty and try to restore the task by self-healing.
 Data Consistency Check
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs perform scheduled or event-triggered data
consistency checks and can restore the data consistency preferably or
preferentially. Additionally the Node Bs generate related logs and alarms.
 Dongle
The Horizon 3G-nx Node Bs can detect the irregular running status of the
software and then automatically reset the system through the dongles at both
software and hardware levels.

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Technic

Specifications

Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx macro


Indoor
Table 7-1 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor
Item Specification
Band Frequency band RX band (MHz) TX band (MHz)
Band I (2100 MHz) 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170
Band V/VI (850 MHz) 824 to 835 869 to 880
Capacity 24 cells
Maximum configuration: 6 x 4, 3 x 8
UL: 1536 CEs
DL: 1536 CEs

Output power  80W WRFU: One WRFU supports four carriers. The output power at the antenna
connector on the WRFU is 80 W.
 40W WRFU: One WRFU supports two carriers. The output power at the antenna
connector on the WRFU is 40 W. (only supporting the 2100 MHz frequency)
For the 80 W WRFU:
 One-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 60 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 40 W* per carrier
 Three-carrier or four-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 20 W per carrier
 Supporting the 20 W + 60 W configuration through software upgrade
NOTE:
 Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal losses. The
maximum output power is measured at the antenna connector of the RF module.
 * refers to the maximum output power in typical configuration

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Item Specification
Receiver Band 1-way 2-way 4-way receiver
sensitivity receiver receiver sensitivity)
sensitivity sensitivity) (dBm)
(dBm) (dBm)
Band I (2100 MHz) –125.8* –128.6* –131.3*
–126.5** –129.3** –132.0**
Band V/VI (850 MHz)*** –125.6* –128.4* –131.1*
–126.3** –129.1** –131.8**
NOTE
 Indication of *: As recommended in 3GPP TS25.104, the receiver sensitivity (full band) is
measured at the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and
the Bit Error Rate (BER) is within 0.001.
 Indication of **: The receiver sensitivity (median performance over reception bandwidth) is
tested at the antenna connector. The AMR service should be at 12.2 kbit/s and the BER should
not exceed 0.0001.
 Indication of ***: Measurement value of the 850 MHz sub-band.

Transmission A maximum of 32 E1s/T1s, 2 FE/GE electrical ports, and 2 FE/GE optical ports or a
port maximum of 32 E1s/T1s and 5 unchannelized STM-1 ports

Clock Clock extracted from the Iub interface, GPS clock, OCXO free-run clock, and IP clock
synchronizatio Accuracy: 0.05 ppm
n

Dimensions 900 mm x 600 mm x 450 mm


(H x W x D)
Weight (kg) Empty cabinet: ≤ 70
3 x 1 configuration: ≤ 120
Full configuration: ≤ 160
Input power  –48 V DC, value range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
 +24 V DC, value range: +21.6 V DC to +29 V DC
 220 V AC single-phase, value range: 176 V AC to 290 V AC
 220 V AC three-phase, value range: 176/304 V AC to 290/500 V AC
 110 V AC dual-live-wire power cable:
Rated voltage: 100/200 V AC to 120/240 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 90/180 V AC to 135/270 V AC
Rated voltage: 120/208 V AC to 127/220 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 105/176 V AC to 150/260 V AC
Power Configuration Typical power Maximum power 50 Ah 92 Ah
consumption consumption consumption

3x1 500 W 590 W 4.2 hours 8.7 hours


3x2 590 W 800 W 3.5 hours 7.1 hours

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3x3 800 W 1020 W 2.4 hours 4.9 hours
3x4 970 W 1250 W 1.8 hours 3.9 hours
NOTE
 The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the cabinet
top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the
cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor works with a 100% load.

Temperature –20 °C to +50 °C


Relative 5% RH to 95% RH
humidity
3
Absolute 1–25 g/m
humidity

Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa


Protection IP20
degree

Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weatherprotected, not


temperature-controlled storage locations"
Transportatio ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"
n
Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)

EMC The Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor meets the EMC requirements and complies with
the following standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx macro Indoor passes the certification of European standards.

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Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx macro


Outdoor
Table 7-2 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor
Item Specification
Band Frequency band RX Band (MHz) TX Band (MHz)
Band I (2100 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170
MHz)
Band V/VI (850 824 to 835 869 to 880
MHz)

Capacity 24 cells
Maximum configuration: 6 x 4, 3 x 8
UL: 1536 CEs
DL: 1536 CEs
Output power  80W WRFU: One WRFU supports four carriers. The output power at the antenna
connector on the WRFU is 80 W.
 80W WRFU: One WRFU supports two carriers. The output power at the antenna
connector on the WRFU is 40 W. (only supporting the 2100 MHz frequency)
For the 80 W WRFU:
 One-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 60 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 40 W* per carrier
 Three-carrier or four-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 20 W per carrier
 Supporting the 20 W + 60 W configuration through software upgrade
NOTE
 Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal losses. The
maximum output power is measured at the antenna connector of the base station.
 * refers to the maximum output power in typical configuration

Receiver Band 1-way receiver 2-way receiver 4-way receiver


sensitivity sensitivity sensitivity sensitivity
(dBm) (dBm) (dBm)
Band I (2100 –125.8* –128.6* –131.3*
MHz)
–126.5** –129.3** –132.0**
Band V/VI (850 –125.6* –128.4* –131.1*
MHz)***
–126.3** –129.1** –131.8**
NOTE
 Indication of *: As recommended in 3GPP TS25.104, the receiver sensitivity (full band) is
measured at the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s and
the Bit Error Rate (BER) is within 0.001.
 Indication of **: The receiver sensitivity (median performance over reception bandwidth) is
tested at the antenna connector. The AMR service should be at 12.2 kbit/s and the BER
should not exceed 0.0001.
 Indication of ***: Measurement value of the 850 MHz sub-band.

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Item Specification
Transmission A maximum of 32 E1s/T1s, 2 FE/GE electrical ports, and 2 FE/GE optical ports or a
port maximum of 32 E1s/T1s and 5 unchannelized STM-1 ports
Clock Clock extracted from the Iub interface, GPS clock, OCXO free-run clock, and IP clock
synchronizatio Accuracy: 0.05 ppm
n

Dimensions RF cabinet: 700 mm x 600 mm x 480 mm


(H x W x D) APM30/ APM30H cabinet: 700 mm x 600 mm x 480 mm
Weight (kg) RF cabinet: ≤ 55
APM30 cabinet: ≤ 65
APM30H cabinet: ≤ 95.5
WRFU: ≤ 12
3 x 1 configuration: ≤ 165 (without batteries)
Full configuration: ≤ 210 (RF cabinet with 6 RFUs and without batteries)
≤165 (RF cabinet with 3 RFUs and without batteries)
Input power  220 V AC single-phase: 176 V AC to 290 V AC
 220V AC three-phase: 176/304 V AC to 290/500 V AC
110 V AC dual-live-wire power cable:
Rated voltage: 100/200 V AC to 120/240 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 90/180 V AC to 135/270 V AC
Rated voltage: 120/208 V AC to 127/220 V AC
Permissible voltage range: 105/176 V AC to 150/260 V AC
 –48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC

Power Power consumption Power backup duration in typical


consumption power estimated on the basis of the
battery capacity
Configuration Typical power Maximum 24 Ah 50 Ah 92 Ah
consumption power
(with 50% consumption
load) (with 100%
load)

3x1 570 W 670 W 1.6 hours 4.0 hours 8.4 hours


3x2 680 W 910 W 1.3 hours 3.3 hours 6.9 hours
3x3 910 W 1150 W 0.8 hours 2.3 hours 4.8 hours
3x4 1100 W 1410 W 0.7 hours 1.7 hours 3.8 hours
NOTE
 The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the cabinet
top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the
cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor works with a 100% load.

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Item Specification
Battery 50 Ah or 92 Ah
2
Temperature –40 °C to +45 °C (with 1120 W/m solar radiation)
–40 °C to +50 °C
Relative 5% RH to 100% RH
humidity
3
Absolute 1–30 g/m
humidity

Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa


Protection IP55 (Battery cabinet: IP34)
degree

Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weather protected, not


temperature-controlled storage locations"
Transportatio ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"
n
Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing - Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)
EMC The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor meets the EMC requirements and complies with
the following standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx macro Outdoor passes the certification of European standards.

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Technical Specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx fiber


Table 7-3 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx fiber with Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W)
Item Specification
Band Band RX band (MHz) TX band (MHz)
Band I (2100 MHz) 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170
Band II (1900 MHz) 1850 to 1910 1930 to 1990
Band IV (AWS) 1710 to 1755 2110 to 2155
Band V/VI (850 MHz) 824 to 849 869 to 894
Capacity 24 cells
Maximum configuration: 6 x 4, 3 x 8
UL: 1536 CEs
DL: 1536 CEs
Output power A single Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) supports up to four carriers with a 60 W
output power at the antenna connector with four carriers.
 One-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 60 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 30 W* per carrier
 Three-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 20 W per carrier
 Four-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 15 W per carrier
 Supporting the 20 W + 40 W or 10 W + 50 W configuration through software
upgrade
NOTE
 Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal losses. The
maximum output power is measured at the antenna connector of the RF module.
 * refers to the maximum output power in typical configuration

Receiver Band 1-way receiver 2-way receiver 4-way receiver


sensitivity sensitivity sensitivity sensitivity
(dBm) (dBm) (dBm)
Band I (2100 –125.8* –128.6* –131.3*
MHz)/Band IV
(AWS) –126.5** –129.3** –132.0**

Band II (1900 –125.3* –128.1* –130.8*


MHz)
–126.0** –128.8** –131.5**
Band V/VI (850 –125.6* –128.4* –131.1*
MHz) ***
–126.3** –129.1** –131.8**

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Item Specification
NOTE
 Indication of *: As recommended in 3GPP TS25.104, the receiver sensitivity (full band) is
measured at the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s
and the Bit Error Rate (BER) is within 0.001.
 Indication of **: The receiver sensitivity (median performance over reception bandwidth) is
tested at the antenna connector. The AMR service should be at 12.2 kbit/s and the BER
should not exceed 0.0001.
 Indication of ***: Measurement value of the 850 MHz sub-band.

Transmission A maximum of 48 E1s/T1s, 2 FE/GE electrical ports, and 2 FE/GE optical ports or a
port maximum of 48 E1s/T1s and 5 unchannelized STM-1 ports

Clock Clock extracted from the Iub interface, GPS clock , OCXO free-run clock, and IP
synchronization clock
Accuracy: 0.05 ppm

Dimensions BBU: 86 mm x 442 mm x 310 mm


(height x width DC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W):
x depth)
480 mm x 270 mm x 140 mm (without the housing and connectors)
485 mm x 285 mm x 170 mm (with the housing and connectors)
AC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W):
485 mm x 285 mm x 250 mm (with the housing and connectors)

Weight (kg) BBU:


full configuration: 11
typical configuration (1 PSU, 1 WBBP, 1 WMPT): 7
DC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W):
15 (without the housing)
17 (with the housing)
AC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W): 20.5 (without the housing)
22.5 (with the housing)
Input voltage Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W):
–48 V DC, voltage range: –36 V DC to –57 V DC
220 V AC, voltage range: 90 V AC to 290 V AC
BBU:
+24 V DC, voltage range: +21.6 V DC to +29 V DC
–48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
Power consumption Power backup duration in typical
for the DC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) power estimated on the basis of the
battery capacity
Power Configuration Typical power Maximum 24 Ah 50 Ah 92 Ah
consumption consumption power
(50% load) consumption
(100% load)

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Item Specification
3x1 400 W 500 W 2.3 hours 5.5 hours 11.0
hours

3x2 550 W 710 W 1.5 hours 3.7 hours 7.8 hours


Power 3x3 710 W 950 W 1.0 hours 2.8 hours 5.7 hours
consumption
Power consumption (for the AC Horizon Power backup duration in typical
3G-nx fiber RRU (60W)) power estimated on the basis of the
battery capacity
Configuration Typical power consumption Maximum power consumption
(50% load) (100% load)

1 carrier 115 W 150 W


2 carriers 175 W 240 W
3 carriers 220 W 315 W
NOTE
 The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the cabinet
top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on
the cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber works with a 100% load.

Temperature BBU:
–20 °C to +55 °C
Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W):
2
–40°C to +50°C (with 1120 W/m solar radiation)
–40°C to +55°C (without solar radiation)
Relative BBU: 5% RH to 95% RH
humidity Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W): 5% RH to 100% RH
Absolute BBU:
humidity 1–25 g/m
3

Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W):


3
1–30 g/m

Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa


Protection BBU: IP20
degree DC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W): IP65
AC Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W): IP55
Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weatherprotected, not
temperature-controlled storage locations".

Transportation ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"

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Item Specification
Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)

EMC The NodeB meets the EMC requirements and complies with the following
standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx fiber passes the certification of European standards.

Table 7-4 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx fiber with Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W)
Item Specification
Band Band RX band (MHz) TX band (MHz)
Band I (2100 MHz) 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170

Capacity 12 cells
Maximum configuration: 6 x 2, 3 x 4
UL: 1536 CEs
DL: 1536 CEs
Output power One Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W) supports two carriers with 40 W output power
at the antenna connector of the RF module.
 One-carrier configuration: 40 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: 20 W per carrier
NOTE
Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal losses. The maximum
output power is measured at the antenna connector of the RF module.

Receiver Band 1-way receiver 2-way Remarks


sensitivity sensitivity receiver
(dBm) sensitivity
(dBm)

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Item Specification
Band I (2100 –125.8 –128.6 As recommended in 3GPP
MHz) TS25.104, the receiver sensitivity
(full band) is measured at the
antenna connector on condition
that the channel rate reaches 12.2
kbit/s and the BER is within 0.001.
–126.5 –129.3 The receiver sensitivity (median
performance over reception
bandwidth) is tested at the antenna
connector. The AMR service
should be at 12.2 kbit/s and the
BER should not exceed 0.0001.

Transmission A maximum of 48 E1s/T1s, 2 FE/GE electrical ports, and 2 FE/GE optical ports or a
port maximum of 48 E1s/T1s and 5 unchannelized STM-1 ports
Clock Clock on the Iub interface, GPS clock, OCXO free-run clock, and IP clock
synchronization Accuracy: 0.05 ppm
Dimensions BBU:
(height x width 86 mm x 442 mm x 310 mm
x depth)
Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W):
480 mm x 270 mm x 140 mm (without housing and connectors)
485 mm x 285 mm x 170 mm (with housing and connectors)
Weight (kg) BBU:
full configuration: 11;
typical configuration (one PSU, one WBBP, and one WMPT): 7
Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W):
15 (without housing)
17 (with housing)

Input power Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W):


–48 V DC, voltage range: –36 V DC to –57 V DC
BBU: +24 V DC, voltage range: +21.6 V DC to +29 V DC
–48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
Power Power consumption Power backup duration in typical
consumption power estimated on the basis of the
battery capacity
Configuration Typical power Maximum 24 Ah 50 Ah 92 Ah
consumption power
(50% load) consumption
(W)
(100% load)

3x1 400 W 500 W 2.3 hours 5.5 hours 11.0 hours

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Item Specification
3x2 550 W 740 W 1.5 hours 3.7 hours 7.8 hours
NOTE
 The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the cabinet
top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on
the cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber works with a 100% load.

Temperature BBU: –20 °C to +55 °C


Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W):
2
–40°C to +50°C (with 1120 W/m solar radiation)
–40°C to +55°C (without solar radiation)
Relative BBU: 5% RH to 95% RH
humidity Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W):
5% RH to 100% RH
3
Absolute BBU: 1–25 g/m
humidity Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W):
3
1–30 g/m

Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa


Protection BBU: IP20
degree Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (40W): IP65
Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weatherprotected, not
temperature-controlled storage locations"

Transportation ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"


Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)

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Item Specification
EMC The Horizon 3G-nx fiber meets the EMC requirements and complies with the
following standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx fiber passes the certification of European standards.

Table 7-5 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx fiber with Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W)
Item Specification
Band Band RX band (MHz) TX band (MHz)
Band I (2100 MHz) 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170
Band II (1900 MHz) 1850 to 1910 1930 to 1990

Band IX (1800 MHz) 1749.9 to 1784.9 1844.9 to 1879.9


Band IV (AWS) 1710 to 1755 2110 to 2155
Band V/VI (850 MHz) 824 to 849 869 to 894
Band VIII (900 MHz) 880 to 915 925 to 960
Capacity 12 cells
Maximum configuration: 6 x 2, 3 x 4
UL: 1536 CEs
DL: 1536 CEs
Output power One Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W) supports two carriers with 40 W output power
at the antenna connector of the RF module.
 One-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 40 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 20 W per carrier
NOTE
Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal losses. The maximum
output power is measured at the antenna connector of the RF module.

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Item Specification
Receiver Band 1-way receiver 2-way receiver sensitivity
sensitivity sensitivity (dBm)
(dBm)

Band I (2100 MHz) –125.8 –128.6


Other band –125.6 –128.4

Transmission A maximum of 48 E1s/T1s, 2 FE/GE electrical ports, and 2 FE/GE optical ports or a
port maximum of 48 E1s/T1s and 5 unchannelized STM-1 ports
Clock Clock on the Iub interface, GPS clock, OCXO free-run clock, and IP clock
synchronization Accuracy: 0.05 ppm
Dimensions BBU: 86 mm x 442 mm x 310 mm
(height x width Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W):
x depth)
480 mm x 365 mm x 145 mm (without rack and housing)
610 mm x 380 mm x 200 mm (with rack and housing)
Weight (kg) BBU:
full configuration: 11;
typical configuration (one PSU, one WBBP, and one WMPT): 7
Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W): 20
Input power Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W):
–48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
220 V AC, voltage range: 150 V AC to 300 V AC
BBU: +24 V DC, voltage range: +21.6 V DC to +29 V DC
–48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
Power Power consumption Power backup duration in typical
consumption power estimated on the basis of the
battery capacity
Configuration Typical power Maximum 24 Ah 50 Ah 92 Ah
consumption power
(50% load) consumption
(100% load)

3x1 540 W 620 W 1.5 hours 3.8 hours 8.0 hours


3x2 680 W 830 W 1.1 hours 2.9 hours 5.9 hours

NOTE
 The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the cabinet
top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the
cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx fiber works with a 100% load.

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Temperature BBU: –20 °C to +55 °C
Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W):
2
–40°C to +50°C (with 1120 W/m solar radiation)
–40°C to +55°C (without solar radiation)
Relative BBU: 5% RH to 95% RH
humidity Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W): 5% RH to 100% RH
3
Absolute BBU: 1–25 g/m
humidity Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W): 1–30 g/m
3

Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa


Protection BBU: IP20
degree Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W): IP65
Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weatherprotected, not
temperature-controlled storage locations"

Transportation ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"


Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)

EMC The NodeB meets the EMC requirements and complies with the following
standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx fiber passes the certification of European standards.

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Table 7-6 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx mini with Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W)
Item Specification
Band Band RX band (MHz) TX band (MHz)
Band I (2100 MHz) 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170
Band II (1900 MHz) 1850 to 1910 1930 to 1990
Band IV (AWS) 1710 to 1755 2110 to 2155
Band V/VI (850 MHz) 824 to 849 869 to 894
Capacity 3 cells
Maximum configuration: 1 x 3
UL: 384 CEs
DL: 384 CEs
Output power The Horizon 3G-nx fiber RRU (60W) supports four carriers with a 60 W output
power at the antenna connector.
 One-carrier configuration: 60 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: 30 W* per carrier
 Three-carrier configuration: 20 W per carrier
 Four-carrier configuration: 15 W per carrier
 Supporting the 20 W + 40 W or 10 W +50 W configuration through
software upgrade
NOTE
 Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal loss. The maximum
output power is measured at the antenna connector of the RF module.
 * refers to the maximum output power in typical configuration

Receiver Band 1-way receiver 2-way receiver 4-way receiver


sensitivity sensitivity sensitivity sensitivity
(dBm) (dBm) (dBm)
Band I (2100 MHz)/Band –125.8* –128.6* –131.3*
IV (AWS)
–126.5** –129.3** –132.0**
Band II (1900 MHz) –125.3* –128.1* –130.8*
–126.0** –128.8** –131.5**
Band V/VI (850 MHz)*** –125.6* –128.4* –131.1*
–126.3** –129.1** –131.8**

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NOTE
Indication of *: As recommended in 3GPP TS25.104, the receiver sensitivity (full band) is
measured at the antenna connector on condition that the channel rate reaches 12.2 kbit/s
and the Bit Error Rate (BER) is within 0.001.
 Indication of **: The receiver sensitivity (median performance over reception bandwidth) is
tested at the antenna connector. The AMR service should be at 12.2 kbit/s and the BER
should not exceed 0.0001.
 Indication of ***: Measurement value of the 850 MHz sub-band.

Transmission A maximum of 8 E1s/T1s, 2 FE electrical ports, and 2 FE optical ports, a maximum


port of 8 E1s/T1s and 1 unchannelized STM-1 port, or a maximum of 8 E1s/T1s, 4 GE
electrical ports, and 2 GE optical ports

Clock Clock extracted from the Iub interface, GPS clock , OCXO free-run clock, and IP
synchronization clock
Accuracy: 0.05 ppm

Dimensions 600 mm x 400 mm x 390 mm


(height x width 600 mm x 240 mm x 390 mm (excluding the RRU)
x depth)

Weight (kg) ≤ 35
Input voltage  –48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
 220 V AC single-phase, voltage range: 176 V AC to 290 V AC
 110 V AC dual-live-wire power cable; voltage range: 90 V AC to 135 V AC
Power Configuration Typical power consumption Maximum power consumption
consumption
1x1 220 W 260 W
1x2 270 W 330 W
1x3 320 W 410 W
NOTE
The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the
cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx mini works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on
the cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx mini works with a 100% load.
2
Temperature -40 °C to +45 °C (with 1120 W/m solar radiation)
-40 °C to +50 °C (without solar radiation)
Relative 5% RH to 100% RH
humidity
3
Absolute 1–30 g/m
humidity

Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa


Protection IP55
degree

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Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weatherprotected, not
temperature-controlled storage locations".

Transportation ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"


Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)

EMC The Horizon 3G-nx mini meets the EMC requirements and complies with the
following standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx mini passes the certification of European standards.

Table 7-7 Technical specifications for the Horizon 3G-nx mini with Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W)
Item Specification
Band Band RX band (MHz) TX band (MHz)
Band I (2100 MHz) 1920 to 1980 2110 to 2170
Band II (1900 MHz) 1850 to 1910 1930 to 1990
Band IV (AWS) 1710 to 1755 2110 to 2155
Band V/VI (850 MHz) 824 to 849 869 to 894
Band IX (1800 MHz) 1749.9 to 1784.9 1844.9 to 1879.9
Band VIII (900 MHz) 880 to 915 925 to 960
Capacity 2 cells
Maximum configuration: 1 x 2
UL: 384 CEs
DL: 384 CEs

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Output power The Horizon 3G-n fiber RRU (40W) supports two carriers with a 40 W output power
at the antenna connector.
 One-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 40 W per carrier
 Two-carrier configuration: maximum output power of 20 W per carrier
NOTE
Maximum output power = Maximum output power of the PA - Internal loss. The maximum
output power is measured at the antenna connector of the RF module.

Receiver Band 1-way receiver sensitivity 2-way receiver sensitivity


sensitivity (dBm) (dBm)
Band I (2100 MHz) –125.8 –128.6
Other bands –125.6 –128.4
Transmission A maximum of 8 E1s/T1s, 2 FE electrical ports, and 2 FE optical ports, a maximum
port of 8 E1s/T1s and 1 unchannelized STM-1 port, or a maximum of 8 E1s/T1s, 4 GE
electrical ports, and 2 GE optical ports
Clock Clock extracted from the Iub interface, GPS clock , OCXO free-run clock, and IP
synchronization clock
Accuracy: 0.05 ppm
Dimensions 600 mm x 400 mm x 390 mm
(height x width 600 mm x 240 mm x 390 mm (excluding the RRU)
x depth)

Weight (kg) ≤ 38
Input voltage  –48 V DC, voltage range: –38.4 V DC to –57 V DC
 220 V AC single-phase, voltage range: 176 V AC to 290 V AC
 110 V AC dual-live-wire power cable; voltage range: 90 V AC to 135 V AC
Power Configuration Typical power consumption Maximum power
consumption consumption

1x1 280 W 300 W


1x2 320 W 370 W

NOTE
 The typical power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on the cabinet
top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx mini works with a 50% load.
 The maximum power consumption is reached when the output power per carrier on
the cabinet top is 20 W and the Horizon 3G-nx mini works with a 100% load.
2
Temperature -40 °C to +45 °C (with 1120 W/m solar radiation)
-40 °C to +50 °C (without solar radiation)
Relative 5% RH to 100% RH
humidity
3
Absolute 1–30 g/m
humidity

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Air pressure 70 kPa to 106 kPa
Protection IP55
degree

Storage ETSI EN300019-1-1 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class1.2 "Weatherprotected, not


temperature-controlled storage locations".

Transportation ETSI EN300019-1-2 V2.1.4 (2003-04) class 2.3 "Public transportation"


Anti-seismic IEC 60068-2-57 (1999-11) Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff:
performance Vibration – Time-history method.
YD5083-99: Interim Provisions for Test of Anti-seismic Performances of
Telecommunications Equipment (telecom industry standard in People's Republic of
China)

EMC The Horizon 3G-nx mini meets the EMC requirements and complies with the
following standards:
 CISPR 22 (1997)
 EN 55022 (1998)
 CISPR 24 (1998)
 IEC 61000-4-2
 IEC 61000-4-3
 IEC 61000-4-4
 IEC 61000-4-5
 IEC 61000-4-6
 IEC 61000-4-29
 ETSI 301 489-1 V1.3.1 (2001-09)
 FCC Part 15
The Horizon 3G-nx mini passes the certification of European standards.

A Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Acronym and Abbreviation Full Spelling


APM Advanced Power Module
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode;
BBU Baseband Unit
BER Bit Error Rate
CPRI Common Public Radio Interface
DAGC Digital Automatic Gain Control
FE Fast Ethernet
HSDPA High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HSUPA High Speed Uplink Packet Access
IP Internet Protocol
PDU Power Distribution Unit
PMU Power Monitoring Unit
PSU Power Supply Unit
RNC Radio Network Controller
WRRU Radio Remote Unit for WCDMA
TCO Total Cost of Ownership
UEIU Universal Environment Interface Unit
UELP Universal E1/T1 Lightning Protection unit
UFAN Universal Fan module
UFLP Universal FE Lightning Protection unit
UPEU Universal Power and Environment interface Unit
USCU Universal Satellite card and Clock Unit
UTRP Universal Transmission Processing unit
WBBP WCDMA BaseBand Process unit
WMPT WCDMA Main Processing&Transmission unit
WRFU WCDMA Radio Filter Unit

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