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ZXMW NR8120A & NR8120D

Product Description
Digital Microwave Transmission System

R4.2A
ZXMW NR8120A & NR8120D Product Description

ZXMW NR8120A & NR8120D Product Description


Version Date Author Reviewer Notes

Xu Youling Geng Jichuang


V1.00 2015/12/20 NR8120 enhanced hardware version.
Zhang Feiteng Guo Jinghui

Radio capacity: The maximum number of E1s


V1.01 2016/03/30 Geng Jichuang Guo Jinghui
in radio link is reduced to 48 from 75.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Overview ............................................................................................................ 8
1.1 NR8000 Product Introduction ............................................................................... 8
1.2 Cost Efficient and Future Oriented Product ........................................................ 10
1.3 System Introduction ........................................................................................... 10
1.3.1 IDU .................................................................................................................... 10
1.3.2 ODU................................................................................................................... 11
1.3.3 Flexible ODU Mounting Methods ....................................................................... 12
1.4 Network Application ........................................................................................... 14

2 Functions and Features .................................................................................. 14


2.1 Unified Platform for Hybrid and Packet Microwave ............................................. 14
2.2 Circuit Emulation Service over Ethernet (CESoETH) ......................................... 15
2.3 High Performance Switching Capacity ............................................................... 17
2.4 Intelligent Cooling System.................................................................................. 17
2.5 Automatic Transmit Power Control (ATPC) ........................................................ 18
2.6 Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM) ................................................................ 18
2.6.1 Enhanced ACM .................................................................................................. 19
2.6.2 ACM with QoS ................................................................................................... 20
2.7 Flexible Radio Configuration .............................................................................. 20
2.8 Carrier Grade Ethernet Functionality .................................................................. 21
2.9 Load Balance ..................................................................................................... 23
2.9.1 LAG/Enhanced LAG for Ethernet Line Protection .............................................. 24
2.10 Double Spectrum Efficiency: XPIC (CCDP)........................................................ 25
2.11 Header Compression ......................................................................................... 25
2.12 Ethernet QoS ..................................................................................................... 26
2.13 Ethernet OAM .................................................................................................... 27
2.13.1 Ethernet Link OAM............................................................................................. 28
2.13.2 Ethernet Service OAM ....................................................................................... 28
2.14 Microwave Security ............................................................................................ 30
2.14.1 Radio Link Security Identification (Link Security ID) ........................................... 30
2.14.2 Access Control List (ACL) .................................................................................. 30
2.14.3 Broadcast Storm Control .................................................................................... 30
2.14.4 LMT Authority .................................................................................................... 31
2.14.5 Radio Link Encryption ........................................................................................ 31
2.14.6 Other Security Features ..................................................................................... 31
2.15 High Accuracy Clock Supply and Synchronization ............................................. 32
2.16 Protection and Resilience .................................................................................. 32
2.17 Frequency Auto-scanning .................................................................................. 33
2.18 Intelligent License Control .................................................................................. 34

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2.19 Link Capacity Pass-Through (LCPT) .................................................................. 35


2.20 Management and Maintenance .......................................................................... 36
2.20.1 Full Scale Management Solution........................................................................ 36
2.20.2 Wi-Fi Access for Local Management .................................................................. 37

3 Hardware Description ..................................................................................... 38


3.1 IDU Structure ..................................................................................................... 38
3.2 ODU Structure ................................................................................................... 40
3.3 Boards and Interface.......................................................................................... 41
3.3.1 RCMUC ............................................................................................................. 41
3.3.2 RCMUD ............................................................................................................. 43
3.3.3 RTEA (native 16×E1) ......................................................................................... 45
3.3.4 RTEB (CES/Native 16×E1) ................................................................................ 46
3.3.5 RFAE ................................................................................................................. 46

4 Element Management System (EMS) ............................................................. 48


4.1 Unified EMS, Powerful Management.................................................................. 48
4.2 Web-based LMT, Easy Maintenance ................................................................. 49

5 Configuration and Application ....................................................................... 51


5.1 NR8120A&D Typical Configurations .................................................................. 51
5.1.1 NR8120A 1+0 Configuration .............................................................................. 51
5.1.2 NR8120D 1+1 HSB Configuration ...................................................................... 52
5.1.3 NR8120D 1+1 SD Configuration ........................................................................ 53
5.1.4 NR8120D 2+0 XPIC Configuration ..................................................................... 54
5.2 Application Scenarios ........................................................................................ 55
5.2.1 Tree Network ..................................................................................................... 56
5.2.2 Ring Network ..................................................................................................... 57
5.2.3 All-Packet Switching Application ........................................................................ 59

6 Performance and Parameters ......................................................................... 60


6.1 System Integrity ................................................................................................. 60
6.1.1 Mechanical Characteristics ................................................................................ 60
6.1.2 Operation Parameters ........................................................................................ 60
6.1.3 Standards Compliance ....................................................................................... 62
6.1.4 Fault Tolerance MTBF/MTTR............................................................................. 63
6.1.5 General Safety Requirements ............................................................................ 63
6.2 Physical Interfaces Performance........................................................................ 64
6.2.1 Service Interface ................................................................................................ 64
6.2.2 Management and Auxiliary Interface .................................................................. 65
6.3 Radio Performance ............................................................................................ 66
6.3.1 Transmitter Characteristics ................................................................................ 66

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6.3.2 Receiver Characteristics .................................................................................... 73


6.4 System Capability .............................................................................................. 77
6.4.1 System Transmission Capacity .......................................................................... 77
6.4.2 Channel Spacing................................................................................................ 80
6.5 Clock and Synchronization ................................................................................. 80

7 Abbreviations .................................................................................................. 81

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FIGURES

Figure 1-1 NR8000 system general chart............................................................................ 9


Figure 1-2 NR8120A IDU appearance ...............................................................................10
Figure 1-3 NR8120D IDU appearance ...............................................................................11
Figure 1-4 SRU appearance and interfaces .......................................................................11
Figure 1-5 HRU appearance and interfaces .......................................................................12
Figure 1-6 Direct mounting.................................................................................................13
Figure 1-7 Remote mounting .............................................................................................13
Figure 1-8 NR8000 series products typical application .......................................................14
Figure 2-1 Unified switching platform .................................................................................15
Figure 2-2 CESoETH application .......................................................................................16
Figure 2-3 Intelligent cooling system ..................................................................................18
Figure 2-4 ACM working scheme .......................................................................................19
Figure 2-5 Ethernet line protection .....................................................................................25
Figure 2-6 XPIC description ...............................................................................................25
Figure 2-7 E2E and hierarchical Ethernet OAM .................................................................27
Figure 2-8 Intelligent license control schematic ..................................................................34
Figure 2-9 LCPT working scheme ......................................................................................36
Figure 2-10 USB Wi-Fi module ..........................................................................................38
Figure 3-1 Hardware layout................................................................................................38
Figure 3-2 IDU block diagram ............................................................................................40
Figure 3-3 ODU block diagram ..........................................................................................41
Figure 3-4 RCMUC board front panel ................................................................................41
Figure 3-5 RCMUD board front panel ................................................................................43
Figure 3-6 RTEA card front panel ......................................................................................45
Figure 3-7 RTEB card front panel ......................................................................................46
Figure 3-8 RFAE board ......................................................................................................46
Figure 4-1 Network management solution..........................................................................48
Figure 5-1 1+0 configuration diagram ................................................................................52

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Figure 5-2 NR8120D 1+1 HSB configuration diagram ........................................................53


Figure 5-3 NR8120D 1+1 SD configuration diagram ..........................................................54
Figure 5-4 NR8120D 2+0 XPIC configuration diagram .......................................................55
Figure 5-5 Tree network solution (hybrid)...........................................................................56
Figure 5-6 Single ring network solution ..............................................................................57
Figure 5-7 Multiple ring network solution ............................................................................58
Figure 5-8 All-Packet switching network scenario ..............................................................59
Figure 6-1 Relation between RSL and output voltage @ RSSI interface ............................77

TABLES

Table 2-1 Switching capacity .............................................................................................17


Table 2-2 Radio configuration list .......................................................................................20
Table 2-3 Carrier grade Ethernet features..........................................................................21
Table 2-4 QoS features......................................................................................................26
Table 2-5 Ethernet service OAM ........................................................................................29
Table 2-6 Protection scheme .............................................................................................33
Table 2-7 Network management features ..........................................................................36
Table 3-1 Flexible configuration .........................................................................................39
Table 3-2 RCMUC interface description .............................................................................41
Table 3-3 RCMUD interface description .............................................................................43
Table 3-4 RTEA interface description ................................................................................45
Table 3-5 RTEB interface description ................................................................................46
Table 5-1 NR8120A&D typical configurations ....................................................................51
Table 5-2 1+0 configuration requirements per site .............................................................52
Table 5-3 NR8120D 1+1 HSB configuration requirements per site ....................................53
Table 5-4 NR8120D 1+1 SD configuration requirements per site .......................................54
Table 5-5 NR8120D 2+0 XPIC configuration requirements per site ...................................55

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Table 6-1 Dimension and weight ........................................................................................60


Table 6-2 Power supply .....................................................................................................60
Table 6-3 Temperature and humidity .................................................................................60
Table 6-4 Module power consumption ...............................................................................61
Table 6-5 Power consumption (reference value) ................................................................62
Table 6-6 Complied standards ...........................................................................................62
Table 6-7 Predicted reliability .............................................................................................63
Table 6-8 Service interface characteristics .........................................................................64
Table 6-9 Management and auxiliary interface characteristics ...........................................65
Table 6-10 Frequency step size and stability .....................................................................66
Table 6-11 Tx/Rx spacing (SRU) .......................................................................................66
Table 6-12 Tx/Rx spacing (HRU) .......................................................................................68
Table 6-13 IF interface standard ........................................................................................68
Table 6-14 Transmit power & ATPC range - Part 1: SRU (6 GHz ~15 GHz) ......................69
Table 6-15 Transmit power & ATPC range - Part 2: SRU (18 GHz ~42 GHz) ....................70
Table 6-16 Transmit power & ATPC range: HRU ...............................................................71
Table 6-17 RSL threshold @ BER=10-6: SRU ...................................................................73
Table 6-18 RSL threshold @ BER=10-6: HRU ....................................................................75
Table 6-19 Typical system transmission capacity ..............................................................78
Table 6-20 Synchronization features..................................................................................80

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1 Overview
ZTE NR8000 digital microwave transmission system is introduced in this document. The
access equipment, NR8120A and NR8120D, are described in detail.

NR8120A is mainly used for 1+0 configuration and NR8120D is widely used for 2+0/1+1
configuration. Both NR8120A and NR8120D handle hybrid transmission for native TDM
& Ethernet; with same platform, which also can handle Ethernet packet transmission that
means it is perfect for migration from hybrid to all packets. Furthermore,
NR8120A/NR8120D (NR8120A/D) employs a range of techniques to offer the high
throughput, Ethernet QoS and E2E OAM to serve as you need. (Note: IP
MPLS/MPLS-TP is hardware prepared in this version; software will be release in future.)

1.1 NR8000 Product Introduction

ZTE’s radio system NR8000 is a packet-based solution to offer carrier grade Ethernet
transmission where the packet based traffic is predominant, giving consideration to
support the still present TDM traffic. NR8000 represents the capability to allow smooth
migration from the hybrid platform to the packet platform in the Mobile Backhauling
networks.

 NR8000 portfolio has released 7 models - NR8120, NR8120A, NR8120D, NR8150,


NR8250, NR8950 and NR8000TR:

 NR8120A/NR8120D is the enhanced hardware version of NR8120. Comparing with


NR8120, some features are new added: HQoS, XPIC, 512 to 2048QAM, hardware
architecture prepared for 4096QAM/MPLS/STM-1. NR8120A/D also provides much
more traffic interfaces than NR8120. NR8120A provides 1 radio direction while
NR8120D provides 2 radio directions.

 NR8150 is a 1U height box which can support maximum 3 radio directions, which is
usually used at terminal, repeater or hub site. When NR8150 IDU combining with
NR8950, which can provide max. 12 radio directions and support the modulation
range from QPSK to 2048 QAM.

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 NR8250 is a 2U height box that supports maximum 6 radio directions or 7 traffic


cards to provide nodal solution. When NR8250 IDU combining with NR8950, which
can provide max. 20 radio directions and support the modulation range from QPSK
to 2048 QAM.

 NR8950 is all outdoor microwave radio to provide all-packet transmission solution


for mobile backhaul and private network.

 NR8000TR consists of three basic units, IDU, ODU and OCU (Outdoor Coupling
Unit). It supports multiple configurations, such as 6+0, 7+1, 8+0 XPIC to fulfill more
scenarios, trunk, backbone transmission and so on.

 NR8120, NR8120A, NR8120D, NR8150 and NR8250 share the universal outdoor
parts, including ODU, waveguide and antenna. Furthermore, NR8250 and NR8150
share some of the traffic interface boards and core control units.

Figure 1-1 NR8000 system general chart

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1.2 Cost Efficient and Future Oriented Product

NR8120A/D, the 1U height equipment, with 1 extension slot besides 1 main board, which
offers maximum two radio directions, six Gigabit Ethernet (one of the GbE optical
interfaces is GbE/10GbE combo), two STM-1 (in roadmap) and sixteen E1 interfaces.

NR8120A/D provides a cost efficient high capacity access microwave transmission


solution with unified hybrid & packet platform, which can transmit single or mixed native
TDM, emulated TDM (CESoETH) and native Ethernet service at the same time.
Therefore, one NR8120A/D IDU can be used as both hybrid radio for TDM&IP network
and packet radio for all-IP network with suitable service boards and software
configuration. It’s perfect for a hybrid to all-packet migration.

1.3 System Introduction

The NR8120A/D microwave system includes indoor unit (IDU) and outdoor unit (ODU).
The ODU is a waterproof unit and can be mounted on antenna in direct or remote way.

1.3.1 IDU

Indoor unit (IDU) provides core control, baseband processing, switching/cross


connection and service access function. As an entire system, the indoor unit is
connected with a radio unit (ODU) via an Intermediate Frequency (IF) cable.

Figure 1-2 NR8120A IDU appearance

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Figure 1-3 NR8120D IDU appearance

1.3.2 ODU

ODU is the outdoor unit of the NR8000 series, it delivers power amplification and radio
frequency (RF) conversion functions

There are two types of ODU, SRU and HRU:

 SRU: Normal transmit power ODU, operates in the frequency range of 6-42 GHz
(6/7/8/10/11/13/15/18/23/26/28/32/38/42 GHz), support QPSK to 2048 QAM [Note].

 HRU: High transmit power ODU, operates in 6/7/8/11 GHz, support QPSK to 1024
QAM.

There are three important interfaces on the ODU:

 RF in/out interface (waveguide type) for connecting to antenna

 IF in/out interface (N type) for connecting to modem board

 RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) interface (BNC type) for RF receiver
signal monitoring

Figure 1-4 SRU appearance and interfaces

RF in/out

RSSI IF in/out

Notes: SRU for QPSK -1024QAM ODU and QPSK-2048QAM ODU are different.

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Figure 1-5 HRU appearance and interfaces

RF in/out

RSSI IF in/out

1.3.3 Flexible ODU Mounting Methods

The ODU has two mounting methods: direct mounting and remote mounting. All the
frequency sub-bands support these two mounting methods.

Mounting suggestions are described as following:

 Direct mounting is suggested for single-polarized antenna:

 For 1+0 configuration, the ODU is directly connected on antenna.

 For 1+1 configuration, a combiner is used to connect the 2 ODUs together and
then connected on the antenna.

 For 2+0 configuration, if the 2 ODUs’ frequencies are covered by the same
combiner, they might adopt direct mounting; otherwise, they should adopt
remote mounting.

 Remote mounting is usually used for dual-polarized antenna or big-size antenna. In


this situation, waveguides are used to connect ODUs to antenna.

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Figure 1-6 Direct mounting

1+0 configuration 1+1/2+0 configuration

Combiner

Single-polarized Single-polarized
Antenna Antenna

ODU ODUs

2+0 XPIC configuration

OMT

Circle-polarized
Antenna

ODUs

Figure 1-7 Remote mounting

1+0 configuration 1+1/2+0 configuration

Single-polarized waveguide
Single-polarized waveguide Antenna
Antenna

ODUs

ODU

Combiner

2+0 XPIC configuration

Dual-polarized
Antenna

ODUs

Waveguide

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1.4 Network Application

NR8120/NR8120A/NR8120D is widely applied at terminal access and repeater


station.NR8120 is proposed for low-to-medium capacity access and repeater sites,
NR8120A is mainly used at medium-high capacity access site and NR8120D fit for high
capacity access and repeater scenario. ZTE can provide a cost efficient and flexible
transmission solution for our customer with NR8000 portfolio.

Figure 1-8 NR8000 series products typical application

Microwave Backhaul
FE E1

GE
eNodeB BSC
NR8950 STM-1
E1

FE FE
NodeB RNC

GE
E1
NR8120/ NR8120D/ NR8250/ aGW
BTS NR8120A NR8150 NR8000 TR

2 Functions and Features


The main functions and features of NR8120A/D are described in this chapter. Functions
of NR8120 are inherited by NR8120A/D and some of them are improved, such as HQoS,
enhanced LAG and higher level modulation.

2.1 Unified Platform for Hybrid and Packet Microwave

One NR8120A/D unit can be used as hybrid and packet radio (enhanced ETH or MPLS),
which can transmit pure or mixed native TDM, emulated TDM, native Ethernet and MPLS
service at the same time. With the MPLS based hardware & software, NR8120A/D will
process IP MPLS or MPLS-TP service.

Recently, both hardware & software are released for enhanced ETH; MPLS is hardware
ready. In this version, NR8120A/D can transmit native TDM, emulated TDM and native
Ethernet service over the same radio link.

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It is always possible to migrate from the hybrid radio to the packet radio by applying the
proper software, hardware and upgrading the license accordingly. Both hybrid and
packet radio can be supported by the same unit.

Figure 2-1 Unified switching platform

Radio Link
Native ETH Dynamic Allocation
ETH
Switch
CES E1 CES
Modem Ethernet (native)

TDM Ethernet (CES E1 )


Native TDM
DXC
TDM

The advantages of unified switching platform include:

 Smooth migration from TDM to packet, saving CAPEX

 Flexible network for different requirements, easy deployment

2.2 Circuit Emulation Service over Ethernet (CESoETH)

CESoETH (Circuit Emulation Service over Ethernet), is a kind of circuit emulation


technique to carry TDM service over packet switching network (PSN). It is defined by
MEF3 & MEF8 for implementing interoperable CES equipment that reliably transport
TDM circuits across Metro Ethernet Networks while meeting the required performance of
circuit emulated TDM services as defined in ITU-T and ANSI TDM standards. Some
standards adopt a kind of similar technique - PWE (Pseudo Wire Emulation) to achieve
TDM over PSN. From the perspective of the target, CES and PWE are the same.

As shown in Figure 2-2, CES processing unit emulate the TDM circuit at local end and
re-creating the TDM circuit at far end.

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Figure 2-2 CESoETH application

NR8120 (A/D) NR8120 (A/D)/NR8250


TDM TDM
Equipment CES CES Equipment/Network
IWF IWF
Ethernet Ethernet
E1 Ethernet Ethernet E1/STM-1
Carrier Ethernet
switching switching
NNI NNI

E2E CES

E2E EVC
CES: Circuit Emulation Service
IWF: Inter-Working Function
Bearing channel (QinQ Link)

NR8120A/D allows the access equipment to smoothly evolve in line with the new
technology and related protocols (TDM/Ethernet) without site swapping, which keeps the
value of the contributed investments.

NR8120A/D supports Structure-Agnostic Emulation (be equal to SAToP (RFC4553)) and


Structure-Aware Emulation (be equal to CESoPSN (RFC5086)) for G.704 defined E1
service, totally 16 circuit emulation services are supported by one IDU recently:

 Structure-Aware Emulation (structured CES)

Structured CES strips off the TDM overhead and just passes the payloads. It allows
for more efficient use of MEN bandwidth, fewer circuits, and better network
aggregation. Furthermore, structured CES realizes N*64kbit/s timeslot compression
for E1 traffic. This implementation agreement defines the structure-aware emulation
of the E1 services using “structure-locked”,as described in [Y.1413]:

 N×64kbit/s “basic service”

 N×64kbit/s service with Channel Associated Signaling (CAS)

 Structure-Agnostic Emulation (Unstructured CES)

Compared with structured CES, unstructured CES passes all traffic received. It's
simpler in TDM overhead, including signaling, timing and fault detection (Alarms)
which are preserved and passed through end to end. This implementation
agreement defines the structure-agnostic emulation of G.704 defined E1. The
payload format is described in [Y.1413].

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2.3 High Performance Switching Capacity

NR8120A/D supports L2 switching and TDM circuit emulation functions.

The processing capacity of NR8120A/D is shown in Table 2-1 and the available service
switching capacity depends on the hardware and software configuration.

Table 2-1 Switching capacity

Function Name Capacity Comments


Ethernet switching 52 Gbit/s Full duplex

8000×8000 E1s VC-12 level


TDM Cross-connect 128×128 STM-1s (Note: STM-1 is
VC-4 level
hardware architecture prepared)

Service Circuit Emulation


16 circuit emulation service E1 service
Capacity (Line side)

2.4 Intelligent Cooling System

An intelligent fan unit is adopted by NR8120A/D to reduce the OPEX and noise.

The running speed of fan is automatically adjusted according to the equipment’s


temperature, which could reduce the power consumption in real time. The lower
temperature the equipment is the less power it cost. And meanwhile, the noise caused by
the running fan is reduced obviously.

The relationship between board temperature and fan power consumption is shown in
Figure 2-3.

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Figure 2-3 Intelligent cooling system

The benefits of intelligent cooling system include:

 Lower power consumption in low temperature condition.

 Lower noise, comfortable working environment

 Low running speed tendency, longer service life

2.5 Automatic Transmit Power Control (ATPC)

ATPC is used to lower the RF transmit power when environmental conditions are good in
order to reduce wireless interference. Under fading conditions, the transmit power is
automatically increased to compensate for far end signal loss and to guarantee the link
performance. The 40 dB/s (whole system) and 90 dB/s (ODU) reaction speeds can
counteract the wireless link fading.

2.6 Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM)

The NR8120A/D supports both fixed modulation and Adaptive Coding and Modulation
(ACM) mode in all frequencies and Channel Spacing (CS).

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In fixed modulation condition, the radio working status and capacity will not change
unless manual configuration. Once the signal quality is degrading lower than receiver
threshold, the link will break down and all the services are affected.

ACM enables the radio capacity to change according to the link quality, which is a perfect
way to supply additional best effort traffic under normal weather conditions. When
extreme weather conditions, such as a storm, affect the transmission and receipt of data
and voice over the wireless network, an ACM-enabled radio system automatically
changes modulation according to MSE (Mean Square Error, that indicates the signal
quality), which allows the high priority data (e.g. real time data) to continue to run
uninterrupted. With ZTE’s solution, no bit errors are generated during the modulation
change; it is designed for Carrier Grade networks.

Figure 2-4 ACM working scheme

2048QAM
1024QAM
512QAM
256QAM
128QAM
Low Priority 64QAM
Payload 32QAM
16QAM 16QAM 32QAM
QPSK

High Priority
Payload

2.6.1 Enhanced ACM

When planning ACM-based radio links, enhanced ACM allows the radio maintains the
highest level modulation with the lowest transmit power (Tx power ). Once fading
accrued, NR8120A/D will increase the Tx power quickly in order to keep the high
modulation. Once the Tx power achieves the maximal value of the current modulation,
the modulation will degrade to lower level, meanwhile the allowed maximum transmit
power will be increased to the maximal Tx power of current low modulation (the lower
modulation is the higher max. Tx power it has). When fading disappeared, NR8120 will
regain the highest modulation firstly and then decrease the TX power if the signal quality
can meet the requirement of the highest modulation.

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2.6.2 ACM with QoS

Once ACM mechanism is activated, the QoS mechanism will schedule the services
according to the priority policies. For further information about Ethernet QoS functionality,
please refer to chapter 2.12 Ethernet QoS.

The advantages of ZTE’s ACM include:

 Maximized spectrum usage

 Hitless and errorless modulation/coding changes based on signal quality. Carried


grade modulation changing rate is 10ms per level

 Adaptive maximum Tx power per modulation for maximal system gain per working
point

 An integrated QoS mechanism that enables intelligent congestion management to


ensure that high priority traffic is not affected during link fading:

 Native E1 has higher priority than Ethernet traffic. E1 channels can be


assigned with different priorities to enable differentiated E1 dropping during
severe link degradation

 The priorities of emulated E1s are defined by the Ethernet priorities of the
emulated E1.

2.7 Flexible Radio Configuration

Table 2-2 Radio configuration list

Max. Number of
Item Configuration Type
Configurations

1+0 2
Non-protection
NR8120 2+0 east-to-west 1

Protection 1+1 HSB/SD/FD 1

NR8120A Non-protection 1+0 Non-protection 1

NR8120D Non-protection 1+0 Non-protection 2

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Max. Number of
Item Configuration Type
Configurations

Protection 1+1 HSB/SD/FD 1

XPIC 2+0 XPIC 1

 NR8120A is mainly used for 1+0 configuration and NR8120D is widely used for
2+0/2+0 XPIC/1+1 HSB/SD/FD configuration.

 2+0, 2+0 XPIC or 1+1 HSB/FD/SD can be also realized by cascading two NR8120A
IDUs together (Two IDUs Cascading will be released in future).

 2+2 XPIC HSD/SD/FD or 4+0 XPIC can be realized by cascading two NR8120D
IDUs together (Two IDUs Cascading will be released in future).

2.8 Carrier Grade Ethernet Functionality

NR8120A/D’s carrier Ethernet services are MEF referenced design, which provides the
following Ethernet features

Table 2-3 Carrier grade Ethernet features

Item Feature Description

E-LINE, E-LAN & Comply with MEF6.1 & MEF10.2;


E-TREE MEF 9 & MEF14 or CE2.0 certificated.

Standardized Comply with MEF 3, MEF8, ITU-T Y.1413,


CESoETH
Services SAToP and CESoPSN.

IEEE 802.1p/ 802.1q/802.1ad;


Bridge
Support peer/tunnel/discard L2 control protocol.

Maximum MTU: 1522 bytes;


Transmit Unit Jumbo frame: up to 9600 bytes.

Max number of supported MAC address: 32K;


Scalability MAC Address MAC address learning enable/disable;
Learning Capacity MAC address learning mode: IVL/SVL;
MAC address aging time: 1 to 1,048,575 s.

VLAN Support IEEE 802.1p/ 802.1q/802.1ad;

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Item Feature Description


Integrated non-blocking switch;
4K×4K VLAN IDs by QinQ;
Selective QinQ (Add, delete and rewrite VLAN
tags based on port /protocol/MAC);
Support copy/remap inner VLAN tag priority to
outer VLAN.

Supports port-based mirror function: the


messages from input, output or both directions of
observed interface are copied intact to the
Port Mirroring
observing interface. It’s used for testing or
maintenance the traffic without traffic
interrupting.

QoS Please refer to “chapter 2.12 Ethernet QoS”.

Adjust the traffic rate according to the radio


Flow Control
throughput capacity, comply with IEEE 802.3 x.

Priority-based
Priority-based Flow Control, comply with
Flow Control
802.1Qbb.
Quality of (PFC)
Service
The PIS technology is going to classify the
services into 2 ranks. The one with lower priority
Packet Intelligent will be cut into fragments while the other high
Segment (PIS) priority services will be transmitted directly.
With PIS function, long time delay and jitter of
high priority services could be avoided.

802.3ad/802.1ax ;
Widely used for Ethernet line protection and air
interface load balance;
Static (with LACP) and manual (without LACP)
aggregation;
LAG/Enhanced Load balance is realized by XOR and hash
Reliability LAG algorithm:
LAG - based on MAC address, IP address
(IPv4/IPv6);
Enhanced LAG - based on MAC address, IP
address (IPv4/IPv6), MAC/MPLS/IP V4/IP V6
packet identification.

PLA Physical layer aggregation (PLA) is specially

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used for air interface aggregation and load
balance;
PLA can divide the services into several
channels but need no protocols, which brings
high utilization of radio resources.

ITU G.8032v1 Ethernet single ring protection


switching;
ERPS
ITU G.8032v2 Ethernet multiple ring protection
switching.

Comply with ITU G.8031 Ethernet Linear


ELPS
Protection Switching.

STP comply with IEEE 802.3d;


STP/RSTP/MSTP RSTP comply with IEEE 802.3W;
MSTP comply with IEEE 802.1s.

Port blocking feature is possible to prevent


forwarding of frames from a given ingress port to
Port Blocking one or more egress ports. With port blocking,
flows of leaves can be isolated to each other in a
tree topology.

IEEE 802.3ah EFM;


ETH OAM
IEEE 802.1ag CFM, ITU-T Y.1731 ETH OAM.

E2E TDM trail provisioning and management;


Service
E2E Ethernet service provisioning and
Management End-to-End (E2E)
management;
Management
E2E CES configuration;
E2E QoS configuration.

2.9 Load Balance

The NR8120A/D supports Ethernet traffic load balance at line and radio side. Three kinds
of techniques are used: Physical Layer Aggregation (PLA), Link Aggregation Group (LAG)
and Enhanced LAG.

 PLA can send one Ethernet stream to far end through several radio channels, which
is very useful for delivering large streams. It’s an intelligent way of increasing

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bandwidth utilization by adjusting the radio channels’ throughputs dynamically


according to their forwarding efficiency.

 LAG can realize multi-channel load balance by XOR and hash algorithm based on
MAC address, IP address (IPv4/IPv6);

 Enhanced LAG can deliver different streams into different radio channels according
to XOR/hash algorithm based on MAC/IP address (IPv4/IPv6), port ID, VLAN ID,
Ethernet type, MPLS label.

Note:

1. LAG/Enhanced LAG will send the same stream through the same radio channel except the

channel is failed.

2. Only one of the above techniques should be applied for the same aggregation
group.

3. The 802.3ad or 802.1ax standard specifies that all ports in a LAG must have the same data

rate and must be configured as full duplex.

2.9.1 LAG/Enhanced LAG for Ethernet Line Protection

LAG/Enhanced LAG can be also used for link redundancy/protection.

Multiple LAN connections between two nodes can be grouped in a logical bundle. When
a link of the group fails the traffic will be switched to other operational links. For a link
failure the switch from failed path to operational path takes less than 50 ms and does not
impact the service. As shown in Figure 2-5, path 1 and path 2 belongs to one LAG.
Normally, the streams between the Microwave and the third party equipment are
transferred through the two paths. Once path 1 is broken; the streams of path 1 will be
switched to path 2.

LAG function is usually used at important connection site for line protection between
microwave IDU and other equipment.

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Figure 2-5 Ethernet line protection

3rd party switch

2
LAG

2.10 Double Spectrum Efficiency: XPIC (CCDP)

Co-Channel Dual Polarization (CCDP) with Cross Polarization Interference Canceller


(XPIC) technology is one of the best ways to enhance spectral efficiency. With this
function, one frequency source could be used as two carriers to double the throughput.

A high performance dual-polarized antenna should be used to minimize the


cross-polarization interference.

Figure 2-6 XPIC description

Vertical Freq 1

660Mbps
½ * Frequency source
660Mbps
Horizontal 2 * Capacity
56MHz@2048QAM

Common scenarios:

 ZTE’s XPIC could work alongside with ACM function and 1+1 protection scheme,
which can deliver a wireless backhaul solution with enhanced availability, high
reliability and high throughput.

 PLA or LAG/enhanced LAG is usually used in XPIC radio link to achieve load
balance and high throughput

2.11 Header Compression

In order to improve the transmission efficiency and the throughput under the limited radio
source, an encapsulation efficiency technology called Frame Header Compression is

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adopted by NR8120A/D. This technology can compress the header fields of L2 to L4


packet, such us Ethernet packet on L2, IP packet on L3, UDP on L4. Besides that, this
technology can also compress MPLS packet. The Ethernet throughput could be
increased to 320% maximally (based on IPV6 data, L2 to L4 header compression).

Note: The actual increased throughput depends on the packet size and compression scheme.

2.12 Ethernet QoS

The Quality of Service (QoS) indicates the performance of data stream over a network. It
promises to provide end-to-end services of high quality for users by resolving network
delay and congestion problems. In case of network overload or congestion, QoS ensures
high priority traffics. The following features are supported:

Table 2-4 QoS features


Feature Description

Flow classification based on: ingress port, IPv4 ToS/DSCP,


IPv6 TC, 802.1p C-VLAN Pbit/S-VLAN Pbit, 802.1q C-VLAN
ID/S-VLAN ID, TCP/UDP source/destination port number,
Flow Classification source/destination MAC address, source/destination IP
address, Ethernet type and MPLS TC (EXP).

Mark DSCP (according to ACL classification) / Outer VLAN


tag priority (according to queue mapping)

CAR supports: single-rate three-color marker (RFC2697) and


two-rate three-color marker (RFC2698), both of them can
Ingress Policy
work at color-blind and color-aware mode.
CIR, PIR, CBS and PBS with 64kbit/s step size.

8 CoS (class of service) via 8 priority queues: BE, AF1, AF2,


AF3, AF4, EF, CS6, and CS7.
Queue Schedule
Schedule scheme: SP, WRR, DWRR, WFQ, SP+WRR,
SP+DWRR. SP+WFQ.

Egress Shaping Queue or egress port based shaping at 64 Kbps step size.

Congestion Tail drop, RED (Random Early Detection) and WRED


Management (Weighted Random Early Detection).

Priorities of Different Priority sequence:


Services Native STM-1s > native E1s > Ethernet. E1 or STM-1

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channels can be also assigned with different priorities to
enable differentiated E1 or STM-1 dropping during severe link
degradation (when ACM is enabled).
The priorities of CES E1s or VC-12s of ch.STM-1 are
assigned by the Ethernet priorities of the emulated TDM
service. (Note: STM-1 feature will be released in future.)

HQoS is dedicated to offer user level services of


sophistication. It supports four layers of scheduling with 1000
queues, including business layer, user layer, user group layer
HQoS
and port layer, and it also supports export speed limit for each
layer. Through different layers of scheduling mechanism,
HQoS can realize delicacy service quality control.

2.13 Ethernet OAM

IEEE 802.3ah complied Ethernet link OAM, IEEE 802.1ag and ITU-T Y.1731 complied
Ethernet service OAM is supported by NR8120A/D. As shown in Figure 2-6, they provide
E2E and hierarchical Ethernet OAM for our customer’s network.

Figure 2-7 E2E and hierarchical Ethernet OAM

Access Aggregation Metro

Router

2+0 XPIC CS
Ring

Base Station
RNC

P2P OAM P2P OAM


802.3ah ETH Line OAM

E2E OAM (Aggregation) E2E OAM (Metro)


802.1ag/Y.1731 ETH Service OAM

E2E OAM (Whole Microwave Network)


802.1ag/Y.1731 ETH Service OAM

P2P: Point-to-Point
Maintenance association End Point Maintenance Association Intermediate Point
E2E: End-to End

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2.13.1 Ethernet Link OAM

Ethernet Link OAM supports fault management on Ethernet links according to IEEE
802.3ah (also called “EFM”) and provides fault management and performance
monitoring in the Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) access link. It is used in physical line
connection scenario (Note: Ethernet Link OAM is only supported for LAN interfaces ).

The three main Ethernet Link OAM areas are supported:

1. Link Performance Monitoring

Link performance monitoring is used for event notification on error frames at both near
and far end and is used on NEs in operation. The notifications are based on a threshold
crossing within a specific time window.

2. Failure Notification

Notices the Ethernet link failure to the far end that in OAM operation.

3. Remote Loopback

Link OAM remote loopback can be used for fault localization and link performance testing
on LAN interfaces.

2.13.2 Ethernet Service OAM

IEEE 802.1ag (also called “CFM") is a standard defined by IEEE. It defines protocols and
practices for OAM for paths through 802.1 bridges and local area networks (LANs).

IEEE 802.1ag is largely identical with ITU-T Recommendation Y.1731, which additionally
addresses performance management.

The main Ethernet service OAM areas are described below.

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Table 2-5 Ethernet service OAM

Function Description Standard

Continuity check (CC) in MEN is used for the Ethernet fault 802.1ag
checking, which indicates the link status between two
CC
MEPs. CC period: 3.33 ms, 10 ms, 100 ms,1 s, 10 s, 1 min,
10 min.

Loopback (LB) is used for fault confirmation and fault


LB location. The loopback defined in IEEE 802.1ag is a kind of
unicast loopback that brings no user service interruption.

Link Trace (LT) is used for fault location and route


LT discovery. When this function is enabled, the service route
and failure point of the demand link is list.

Frame Loss Measurement (LM) is used to measure Y.1731


Ethernet end-to-end frame lost ratio, which is lunched by the
LM
network manager. Both single side and double side LM is
supported by the NR8120A/D.

Frame Delay Measurement (DM) is used for on-demand


OAM to measure Ethernet end-to-end frame delay and
DM frame delay variation. Both one-way and two-way DM is
supported (Note: One-way DM requires time synchronization of
the NEs. Two-way DM is used for time delay test).

Remote Defect Indication (RDI) informs the remote MEP


RDI
there is a fault occurred at local MEP.

Alarm Indication Signal (AIS) suppresses alarms at the


AIS client-layer MEPs after detecting a fault or an AIS condition
at the server-layer MEP.

Locked Signal (LCK) suppresses the alarms generated by


out-of-service management or testing. The MEPs which
LCK
received LCK information will ignore the link failure caused
by the test.

Testing signal (TST) is used for Ethernet throughput and


TST packet loss rate testing, including in-service or
out-of-service testing.

Ring-Automatic Protection Switching (R-APS) provides


R-APS
switching signal for G.8032 ring protection.

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2.14 Microwave Security

NR8120A/D can prevent unauthorized logins and operations, ensuring network, radio
link and equipment management security.

2.14.1 Radio Link Security Identification (Link Security ID)

Link Security Identification (link security ID) is used to avoid mismatch between two radio
links. Two ends of a radio link with different radio link IDs will not communicate each
other even if they have other proper configurations. It’s a good way of preventing
undesired link connection to improve network security, such as the third party malicious
data interception. Alarms will be reported and the traffic will be interrupted once link ID
differences between local and remote sites are detected.

2.14.2 Access Control List (ACL)

Access Control List (ACL) can classify the ingress packets and implements white list and
black list management to enhance the network security.

White list can be created via setting ACL parameters to specify which kind of traffic that
can be transferred per port. When a white list is enabled, only the frames in the white list
are allowed; other traffic will be discarded.

Black list can be created reversely.

2.14.3 Broadcast Storm Control

Filters can be created per port to prevent broadcast and multicast storms. Individual
filters are used for broadcast and multicast traffic. The limit is specified as fixed rate
(frames per second). When the limit is reached, additional frames will be discarded until
the frame rate is below the specified threshold. The storm control filters are list as below.

 Broadcast packet.

 Multicast packet (IP multicast/MAC multicast).

 Unknown single cast packet.

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2.14.4 LMT Authority

Local Maintenance Terminal (LMT) authority is grading to 3 levels:

1. Administrator

2. Operator

3. Browse User

Administrator has the highest authority and browse user is the lowest. The OMC could
set different authorization for each kind user to ensure the management security.
NR8120A/D will record and send the log and configure action to the EMS server.

2.14.5 Radio Link Encryption

Radio link encryption function using AES algorithm to encrypt radio data, thus preventing
the third parties unauthorized access to microwave transmission network. This function
can effectively prevent transmit data to be illegally obtain or modify.

Encryption algorithms include:

 Symmetric key algorithms: 128-bit AES

 Symmetric key algorithms: 256-bit AES

2.14.6 Other Security Features

More security features are supported shown as following:

 Secure communication channels: SNMP V1 to V3, SSH, HTTPS and SFTP.

 LMT account locking.

 User account disable/enable.

 RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) authentication.

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2.15 High Accuracy Clock Supply and Synchronization

NR8120A/D supports diversified clock in/out options and provides the mainstream
synchronization methods.

The microwave system could synchronize from local crystal oscillator, radio frame and
the external clock input. NR8120A/D can also distribute clock signal to other equipments
(base station for instance).

The main features include:

 The clock accuracy complies with the ITU-T G.813 and ITU-T G.8263 standard,
supporting three working modes: locked, holdover, free running.

 Extract clock from E1 interface, radio interface, Ethernet interface and clock
interface. (Note: Clock accuracy of Sync from E1 complies with G.823.)

 Supports BITS (2 Mbit/s / 2 MHz) clock input or output, and supports 1PPS+ToD
output

 Network synchronization: Frequency synchronization (Sync. over E1, Sync. E,


1588v2 TC, BITS); Phase synchronization (1588v2 TC, Sync. E+1588v2 OC/BC)

 Supports SSM/expanded SSM protocol

 Supports priority-based multi clock source protection and 1588v2 BMC protection

 Clock holdover time is 24 hours at least

2.16 Protection and Resilience

As shown in Table 2-6, NR8120A/D provides both hardware and service protection
schemes:

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Table 2-6 Protection scheme

Item Description

Power Supply The power supply units support input ports protection.

1+1 HSB/SD/FD.

Radio Link L1 (Physical layer) link aggregation (PLA) for multi-radio link.

L2 link aggregation (LAG/Enhanced LAG) for multi- radio link.

STP/RSTP/MSTP for ordinary Ethernet ring protection.

ERPS complied with G.8032v1 and G.8032v2 for carrier


Ethernet ring protection.
Ethernet Service ELPS complied with G.8031 for carrier Ethernet linear
protection.

LAG/ Enhanced LAG offers redundancy connection for Ethernet


line protection (interface or board level).

Provides PDH (VC-12 level) wireless SNCP (Max. 48×E1s per


TDM Service
channel).

2.17 Frequency Auto-scanning

Frequency scanning is a detection technique to help us to find out the interference by


scanning receiver radio signal in the range of ODU’s frequency sub-band, and found a
high quality microwave transmission link. The higher the receiver signal level is, the
severer the interference will be. Frequency scanning is supported by NR8000 series
products in range of 6 to 42 GHz. (Notes: When supporting frequency auto-scanning, the ODU
model of NR8000 split-type equipments should be SRU/HRU.)

One can benefit from three aspects as follows:

 During site building, we can confirm whether there is adjacent station or overreach
station interference in short time.

 If the decline of transmission quality caused by poor signals during operation,


maintainers can detect the interference frequency source accurately, and avoid
interference by rearranging the frequency plan

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 This function is realized by microwave equipment without any expensive frequency


scanning instrument such as spectrum analyzer to save the operating cost.

2.18 Intelligent License Control

All the functions of NR8000 are prepared once the hardware is deployed. Considering a
step-by-step and low risk investment, some enhanced functions are controlled by
software license. Thus, capital shortage and over investing are avoided.

In order to manage the license, standing on customer site, ZTE creates an industrial
leading intelligent license management system, which is a kind of centralized and flexible
license control solution with 3 typical features:

 Centralized license pool (License center).

 Bulk import license.

 Transferable license.

Figure 2-8 Intelligent license control schematic

License file can be bulk imported to the license center (separated server or share EMS
server) and act as license pool. After that, the on-line network elements (NEs) will
request license from license pool (or release license to license pool) automatically
according to link requirement. Manual setting is also supported.

Intelligent license control brings:

 Importing the license in bulk, save time.

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 License can be enabled automatically, easy maintenance.

 License reusing, reduce CAPEX.

 License transfer, easy site relocation.

 Function adjustment, optimize network performance.

2.19 Link Capacity Pass-Through (LCPT)

When microwave transmission capacity changes (such as ACM regulation or PLA/LAG


switchover trigger capacity changes), traditional microwave will handle transmission
services based on its own configuration, usually some low-priority services will be
discarded. However NR8000 provide LCPT function, which Improve network utilization
and network availability.

LCPT is a new E2E technique, which can be used for ZTE microwave and wireless
network interaction. NR8000 equipments will send LCPT messages (customized IEEE
802.3ah OAM packets) to downstream base stations when microwave radio capacity
changes. Then the base station controller will send orders to the affected base stations to
adjust the traffic rate. ZTE unique LCPT function enables the base station to sense the
microwave radio capacity change timely:

 Microwave radio capacity reduction: the BSC will schedule the services flexibly and
the downstream base station will reduce access services accordingly;

 Microwave radio capacity increase: the downstream base station will be


synchronized to improve access services based on users’ requirements.

Therefore, the services will be adjusted actively by the base station instead of being
discarded by the microwave equipment passively.

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Figure 2-9 LCPT working scheme

1 MW link capacity changes

Microwave

2 Send LCPT message

3 Receive & reported LCPT message

BS Controller

Base Station
4 Notice the effected BS to adjust the service access rate

2.20 Management and Maintenance

2.20.1 Full Scale Management Solution

ZTE offers powerful management system of NE (Networks element) level and Network
level. The following features are used in network management

Table 2-7 Network management features

Feature Description Benefits

Provide one NMS interface;


Any GbE interface can be
Management (DCN) - Configurable DCN
configured as NMS interface
Data Communication bandwidth: 64 Kbps to 5
for DCN cascading; DCN and
Network) Mbps.
traffic can be isolated by
tagging different VLAN labels.

NE and Link The EMS can discover


Network construction and
Auto-discovery equipments and change
management becomes
(LLDP)- Link Layer network topology
intelligent and easily.
Discovery Protocol automatically.

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Feature Description Benefits

Static route configuration and Improve the flexibility of


Route Management OSPFv2 based automatic network deployment and
route management. reduce the TCO.

Monitoring the system


System Log System log reporting. performance and locating
the fault

 Web-based Local Maintenance Terminal (LMT) offers a convenient and simply


configuration method. It's an indispensable part when lack of EMS/NMS.

 NetNumen™ U31, ZTE’s network management solution, provides simplified


network provisioning, configuration error prevention, monitoring and troubleshooting
tools that ensure better user experience, minimal network downtime and reduced
expenditures on network level maintenance.

TIPS:

For further information, please refer to “chapter 4 NMS: Network management system” and

“NetNumen™ U31 Production Description”.

2.20.2 Wi-Fi Access for Local Management

Wi-Fi solution is widely used in wireless interconnection thanks to its cost saving
deployment of local area networks (LANs). Specifically, spaces where cables cannot be
run, such as outdoor areas, can host wireless LANs as a cost effective solution.

ZTE Wi-Fi access solution is self-designed for easier and friendly system set-up and
OAM of NR8000 series products.

A USB Wi-Fi module can be inserted into the USB interface on main board directly.
Users can download and install the LMT app and follow the operation instruction easily
as well, which is shown in Figure 2-10:

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Figure 2-10 USB Wi-Fi module

USB Wi-Fi Module


Smart Terminal or PC:
Phone, Pad, Laptop

Wi-Fi

NR8120A/NR8120D IDU

3 Hardware Description
The NR8120A/D adopts split-mount architecture, which includes indoor unit (IDU) and
outdoor unit (ODU).

3.1 IDU Structure

The IDU comprises of a subrack and series of boards. The subrack is 19 inches in width
and 1U in height. The hardware layout is showed in Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1 Hardware layout

Ext. card
Main board Fan

NR8120A/D can meet different transmission requirements via configuring different


function boards. All the function boards should be installed together before power on
because NR8120A/D doesn’t support hot-swapping

The IDU comprises three parts:

 Main board: Radio Core and Modem Unit (RCMU), power supply unit is integrated.

 Common extension card: Radio Traffic Extension Card (RTE).

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 Common fan unit: Radio Fan Unit (RFA).

The relationship of the board and IDU’s slot is declared in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1 Flexible configuration

Board Board Mounting


Description
Type Name position

Radio core and modem unit C (MPLS hardware


RCMUC ready): 1×modem unit+ 4×GbE(E) +
(NR8120A 1×GbE/10GbE(O) + 1×GbE(O) + 1×EDI in +
main 1×EDI out/SC + 1×NMS + 1×LMT + 1×CLK/MON
board) + 1×USB + 1×PROT + 1×PLA + 2*PS (PS:
power supply, -48 V DC input, 150 W output).
RCMU Main board
Radio core and modem unit D (MPLS hardware
RCMUD ready): 2×modem unit + 4×GbE(E) +
(NR8120D 1×GbE/10GbE(O) + 1×GbE(O) + 1×EDI in +
main 1×EDI out/SC + 1×NMS + 1×LMT + 1×CLK/MON
board) + 1×USB + 1×PROT + 1×PLA + 2*PS (PS:
power supply, -48 V DC input, 150 W output).

RTEA Radio Traffic Extension Card A: native16×E1. Extension

Radio Traffic Extension Card B:


RTEB Extension
RTE native or CES 16×E1.

Radio Traffic Extension Card C:


RTEC Extension
2*STM-1+16×E1 (Will be released in future).

RFA RFAE Radio Fan Unit E. Fan

As shown in Figure 3-2, the relationship of the mentioned units is mainly described in the
block diagram.

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Figure 3-2 IDU block diagram

-48V
POWER Clock Process FAN
-48V

LMT
CPU System
USB
CLK
MON (RS485) AUX
EDI
SC

NMS

GbE(E/O) ETH OAM


Ethernet Switch
GbE(O) /10GE(O) 1588v2

PLA

E1
MUX
STM-1

PROT

IF IF Process Modem Process

3.2 ODU Structure

ODU’s function units consist of IF signal input/output interface, RSSI interface, frequency
converter, signal amplifier and low-noise amplifier. Only IF input and output interface,
RSSI interface and RF interface are visible

The block diagram of the ODU is described in Figure 3-3.

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Figure 3-3 ODU block diagram

3.3 Boards and Interface

3.3.1 RCMUC

Figure 3-4 RCMUC board front panel

GbE1 GbE2 GbE3 GbE4 CLK/MON GbE5/10GE GbE6 X.OUT X.IN

GbE1 GbE2 GbE3 GbE4


A ZTE中 中
ZXMW NR8120
IF
OFF ON
GbE5/10GbE GbE6 PROT PLA X.OUT X.IN
PULL
-48V -48VRTN -48V -48VRTN GbE5 LINK
ALM GbE6
PS1 PROT OPWR
PS2 RUN USB PLA
PS1 PS2
EDI in EDI out/SC NMS LMT CLK/MON USB TX RX TX RX TX RX TX RX OPWR

PS1 PS2 EDI in EDI out/SC NMS LMT USB PROT PLA IF OPWR

Table 3-2 RCMUC interface description


Interface Description
IF IF signals input/output interface (modem IF interface).

Input and output interface of the Cross Polarization Interference


X_IN, X_OUT
Cancellation signals (used for XPIC link) between two IDUs.

Interactive signal for HSB/SD/FD protection between two IDUs,


PROT
10GbE optical interface.

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Interface Description

Interactive signal for PLA configuration between two IDUs, 10GbE


PLA
optical interface.

Main board provides 6 ETH interfaces : 4*GbE electricall interface


GbE/10GbE (GbE1 to GbE4), 1*GbE/10GbE multiplex optical interface
(GbE5/10GbE) and 1*GbE optical interface (GbE6).

USB USB-A interface for USB storage or USB Wi-Fi AP connection.

Clock and monitoring multiplex interface (software switchable).


CLK: 2 MHz / 2 Mbps BITS or 1PPS+ToD input/output;
CLK/MON
MON: Receive RS485 data coming from cabinet’s monitor
interface.

NMS NMS service interface.

LMT Local maintenance and debugging interface

EDI in External alarm interface, offers 4 alarms input.

External alarm and service channel multiplex interface, offers 1


EDI out/SC
alarms output or 1 channel V.28 asynchronous signal.

PS -48 V DC power input interface.

OPWR Turn on / off ODU’s power supply.

RCMUC board is used for NR8120A system control, clock procession, service switching,
and modulation/demodulation, auxiliary service processing and power supply. Its specific
functions are described as following:

 Performs system main control, Ethernet L2 switching and system clock


synchronization function, hardware ready for SDN evolution.

 MPLS-TP/IP MPLS hardware ready.

 Applied for 1+0 configuration; 2+0 XPIC and 1+1 HSB/SD/FD configuration can be
done with two NR8120A IDUs(Two IDUs Cascading will be released in future).

 Provides QPSK/16 QAM/32 QAM/64 QAM/128 QAM/256 QAM/512 QAM/1024


QAM/1024 QAM light/2048 QAM modulation/demodulation function. Hardware
prepared for 4096 QAM.

 Modulation: codes and modulates the baseband signals to IF signals and


sends them to ODU through the IF interface.

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 Demodulation: demodulates and decodes the IF signals coming from ODU.

 Supports ACM, ATPC, PIS.

 Supports under/over-voltage protection and over-current protection at IF interface.

 The maximum IF cable (5D-FB types) length between IDU and ODU is 150 meters
(RG-8U IF cable is 300 meters, The RG-8U is recommended for 2048 QAM and
upper modulation).

 Provides NMS and LMT interfaces for management.

 Offers CLK and Monitor multi-use interface (software configurable).

 Input or distribute clock via CLK interface.

 MON interface is used for cabinet’s environment monitoring, which complies


with RS485 protocol.

 Provides auxiliary interfaces: EDI (External Data Interface) and SC (Service


Channel).

3.3.2 RCMUD

Figure 3-5 RCMUD board front panel

GbE1 GbE2 GbE3 GbE4 CLK/MON GbE5/10GE GbE6 OPWR2 IF2

GbE1 GbE2 GbE3 GbE4


D ZTE中 中
ZXMW NR8120
IF1 IF2
OFF ON OFF ON
GbE5/10GbE GbE6 PROT PLA PULL PULL
-48V -48VRTN -48V -48VRTN GbE5 LINK1
ALM GbE6 LINK2
PS1 PROT OPWR1
PS2 RUN USB PLA OPWR2
PS1 PS2
EDI in EDI out/SC NMS LMT CLK/MON USB TX RX TX RX TX RX TX RX OPWR1 OPWR2

PS1 PS2 EDI in EDI out/SC NMS LMT USB PROT PLA IF1 OPWR1

Table 3-3 RCMUD interface description

Interface Description
IF IF signals input/output interface (modem IF interface).

Interactive signal for HSB/SD/FD protection between two IDUs,


PROT
10GbE optical interface.

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Interface Description

Interactive signal for PLA configuration between two IDUs, 10GbE


PLA
optical interface.

Main board provides 6 ETH interfaces : 4*GbE electricall interface,


GbE/10GbE 1*GbE/10GbE multiplex optical interface and 1*GbE optical
interface.

USB USB-A interface for USB storage or USB Wi-Fi AP connection.

Clock and monitoring multiplex interface (software switchable). CLK:


CLK/MON 2 MHz / 2 Mbps BITS or 1PPS+ToD input/output;
MON: Receive RS485 data coming from cabinet’s monitor interface.

NMS NMS service interface.

LMT Local maintenance and debugging interface

EDI in External alarm interface, offers 4 alarms input.

External alarm and service channel multiplex interface, offers 1


EDI out/SC
alarms output or 1 channel V.28 asynchronous signal.

PS -48 V DC power input interface.

OPWR Turn on / off ODU’s power supply.

RCMUD board is used for NR8120D system main control, clock procession, service
switching, modulation/demodulation, auxiliary service processing and power supply. Its
specific functions are described as following:

 Performs system main control, Ethernet L2 switching and system clock


synchronization function.

 MPLS-TP/IP MPLS hardware ready.

 Supports XPIC, 1+1 HSB/SD/FD configuration in one IDU.

 4+0 XPIC and 2+2 XPIC HSB/SD/FD configurations can be realized with two
NR8120D IDUs(Two IDUs Cascading will be released in future).

 Provides QPSK/16 QAM/32 QAM/64 QAM/128 QAM/256 QAM/512 QAM/1024


QAM/1024QAM light/2048 QAM modulation/demodulation function. Hardware
prepared for 4096 QAM.

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 Modulation: codes and modulates the baseband signals to IF signals and


sends them to ODU through the IF interface.

 Demodulation: demodulates and decodes the IF signals coming from ODU.

 Supports ACM, ATPC, PIS.

 Supports under/over-voltage protection and over-current protection at IF interface.

 The maximum IF cable (5D-FB types) length between IDU and ODU is 150 meters
(RG-8U IF cable is 300 meters, The RG-8U is recommended for 2048 QAM and
upper modulation).

 Provides NMS and LMT interfaces for management.

 Offers CLK and Monitor multi-use interface (software configurable).

 Input or distribute clock via CLK interface.

 MON interface is used for cabinet’s environment monitoring, which complies


with RS485 protocol.

 Provides auxiliary interfaces: EDI (External Data Interface) and SC (Service


Channel).

3.3.3 RTEA (native 16×E1)

Figure 3-6 RTEA card front panel

Table 3-4 RTEA interface description

Interface Description

E1 (CH1-CH16) Access capacity: 16×E1.

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The RTEA extension card should be installed in extension slot if E1 interface is needed,
which provides native 16×E1 service drop/access.

3.3.4 RTEB (CES/Native 16×E1)

Figure 3-7 RTEB card front panel

Table 3-5 RTEB interface description

Interface Description

E1 (CH1-CH16) Access capacity: 16×E1.

RTEB provides both native and circuit emulation function, which is prepared for migrating
TDM to all packet. When enable CES license, RTEB unit can emulate the native 16×E1
service that accessed at UNI side into sixteen Ethernet streams (emulated service), or
re-create the emulated service from NNI side into native E1. The RTEB extension card
should be installed in extension slot if CES E1 interface is needed.

3.3.5 RFAE

Figure 3-8 RFAE board

The RFAE board is the system fan control board. Its specific functions are shown below:

 Driving three fans.

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 Supports temperature detection and fan speed monitoring.

 Supports intelligent speed adaptation.

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4 Element Management System (EMS)


ZTE provides a unified and simplified network management system for different
management requirement. One of the following solutions can be chosen as a
management method:

 Simplified LMT for local Maintenance.

 Scalable NetNumen™ U31 for unified Maintenance.

 LMT combine with U31 is suggested for full-scale management solution.

Figure 4-1 Network management solution

Database

Firewall
Server B NMS/OSS
Server A
ZTE MW EMS

LMT
ZTE MW Network

4.1 Unified EMS, Powerful Management

NetNumen™ U31 is a unified element management product under ZTE's product


brand--NetNumen™. As a major component of ZTE’s network management products,
U31 is capable to provide consolidated network operation and maintenance for all ZTE
equipments and networks.

ZTE NetNumen™ U31 microwave EMS has a leading and mature management system
architecture that perfectly conforms to all ITU-T TMN and 3GPP specifications. The high

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scalability of NetNumen™ U31 ensures a smooth upgrade having a minimum impact on


the existing system. It qualifies the following properties

 Based on the J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) platform.

 Uniform management of microwave NEs.

 Rich northbound interfaces such as: CORBA, SNMP, FILE and DB are available,
easily to be integrated to various OSSs.

 High-level UNIX servers to enable high integration, high performance and good
security.

 Multiple access methods such as: GUI and Web.

U31 provides powerful functions such as fault management, topology management,


performance management, configuration management, E2E management, security
management, log management, inventory management and various statistics reports.

TIPS: Please refer to Microwave NetNumen™ U31 Product Description for detail information.

4.2 Web-based LMT, Easy Maintenance

LMT is a Web-based local maintenance terminal for configuring and maintaining IDU as
well as the connected ODUs at local. It is embedded in NR8120 IDU and no additional
software installation is required. Users can manage the IDU via the IE browser in the PC
through the LMT or NMS interface.

LMT provides alarm management, configuration management, performance


management, maintenance management, security management, and language
management.

For illegal access prevention, LMT user authority is graded to 3 levels:

1. Administrator

2. Operator

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3. Browse User

Administrator has the highest authority and browse user is the lowest. The OMC could
set different password for each kind of user to ensure the management security.
Furthermore, IDU will record and send the log and configure action to the EMS serve

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5 Configuration and Application

5.1 NR8120A&D Typical Configurations

NR8120A&D supports point-to-point, link, tree, and ring networking configurations, as


shown in Table 5-1.

Table 5-1 NR8120A&D typical configurations

Link Type Radio Configuration


Unprotected Link 1+0

NR8120A Protected Link *1+1 HSB/SD/FD(2 IDUs)

XPIC Link *2+0 XPIC (2 IDUs)

Unprotected Link 1+0,2+0

Protected Link 1+1 HSB/SD/FD


NR8120D
2+0 XPIC
XPIC Link
*4+0XPIC/2+2XPIC HSD/SD (2 IDUs)

Notes:”*” means this configuration will be released in future

5.1.1 NR8120A 1+0 Configuration

NR8120A supports 1+0 networking configurations. The basic configuration 1+0 is shown
in Figure 5-1.

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Figure 5-1 1+0 configuration diagram

1+0

In 1+0 network configuration, the material requirement of a single site is shown in Table
5-2.

Table 5-2 1+0 configuration requirements per site

Configuration Requirements (PCS)


Components
1+0

RCMUC 1

ODU 1

Antenna 1

IF Cable 1

5.1.2 NR8120D 1+1 HSB Configuration

1+1 HSB is 1+1 hardware hot standby protection. In 1+1 HSB configuration, main ODU
and standby ODU are installed on the same antenna to provide hardware level
protection.

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Figure 5-2 NR8120D 1+1 HSB configuration diagram

1+1 HSB

In 1+1 HSB configuration mode, the required material of single site is shown in Table 5-3.

Table 5-3 NR8120D 1+1 HSB configuration requirements per site

Components Configuration Requirements (PCS)


RCMUD 1

ODU 2

Antenna 1

IF Cable 2

Combiner 1

Notes: The quantity and type of service interface and license depends on the actual requirement.

5.1.3 NR8120D 1+1 SD Configuration

1+1 SD provides hardware backup and is especially effective at mitigating multipath


situations. In the 1+1 SD protection mode, the active ODU and standby ODU are
installed on different antennas. This enables the system to receive signals from different
radio links at the same time, which provides full-time hardware and wireless link
protection. The diagram of 1+1 SD is shown in Figure 5-3

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Figure 5-3 NR8120D 1+1 SD configuration diagram

1+1 SD

In 1+1 SD configuration, the required material of a single site is shown in Table 5-4

Table 5-4 NR8120D 1+1 SD configuration requirements per site

Components Configuration Requirements (PCS)


RCMUD 1

ODU 2

Antenna 2

IF Cable 2

Notes: The quantity and type of service interface and license depends on the actual requirement.

5.1.4 NR8120D 2+0 XPIC Configuration

NR8120D provide one group 2+0 XPIC configuration to double the link capacity.

The diagram of 2+0 XPIC configuration is shown in Figure 5-4.

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Figure 5-4 NR8120D 2+0 XPIC configuration diagram

2+0 XPI C
V

The required material for 2+0 XPIC configuration in single site is shown in Table 5-5

Table 5-5 NR8120D 2+0 XPIC configuration requirements per site

Components Configuration Requirements (PCS)

RCMUD 1

ODU 2

Antenna 1

IF Cable 2

Notes: The quantity and type of service interface and license depends on the actual requirement.

5.2 Application Scenarios

As versatile equipment, NR8120A&D can be used at terminal site in chain and ring
network topology.

In order to enhance the reliability and resilience, 1+1 protection configuration is usually
adopted in chain network.

With Ethernet STP/RSTP/MSTP,G.8032v1,G.8032v2 and wireless SNCP ring protection


schemes, the service availability and management data are guaranteed. In ring network,
1+0 non-protection configuration is adopted to reduce the cost (equipment, room space
and project cost).

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5.2.1 Tree Network

Tree topology is wildly used in backhaul network, which is a kind of simple and easy
deployment transmission solution.

Figure 5-5 shows a simply tree network: 1+0 configuration is widely adopted in access
layer and 2+0 east-to-west is adopted for aggregation layer

Figure 5-5 Tree network solution (hybrid)

Access Aggregation Metro

1+0 1+1 1+1


E1 STM-1/4
Carrier
BTS
Network
GbE

1+0 2+0 XPIC


FE 1+0
Node B

E1 Microwave
1+0
BTS Network BSC RNC/
aGW
FE
NR8120/NR8950 NR8150 NR8250
/NR8120A/NR8120D
Node B

In the network, access, aggregation and metro sites might have different configurations,
the ZTE’s suggestion is:

 1+0 non-protection is widely adopted in access layer. For important link, 1+1
protection configuration is a better choice.

 1+1 protection configuration is usual adopted in aggregation layer, which enhance


the reliability of the service. Sometimes, 2+0 FD or 2+0 XPIC function is used for
high throughput link.

 For minority metro sites, 1+1 protection configuration is adopted for medium
capacity link and 2+2 XPIC configuration is deployed for high throughput link.

 At the joint site of microwave and carrier network, link aggregation (LAG) or SNCP
could offer link protection for Ethernet or TDM service.

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5.2.2 Ring Network

Ring topology is mainly used in aggregation layer, which offers a resilient backhaul
network. This kind of network is favored by the operators who dislike 1+1 protection
configuration and also the ones planning to deploy LTE/4G network.

Figure 5-6 shows a simple network with ring topology, here, 1+0 configuration is widely
adopt in access layer and 2+0 east-to-west is adopt for aggregation layer (ring topology
part).

Figure 5-6 Single ring network solution

Access Aggregation Metro

1+0 1+1
E1
BTS BSC

FE
1+0 STM-1/4
Carrier
Node B Ring
Network
GbE

E1
1+0
BTS

FE
RNC
NR8120/NR8950 NR8150 NR8250 /aGW
/NR8120A/NR8120D
Node B

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Figure 5-7 Multiple ring network solution

Access Aggregation Metro

1+0 1+1
E1
BTS BSC

FE
1+0 STM-1/4
Carrier
Node B Ring
Network
GbE

E1
1+0
BTS Ring
FE
RNC
/aGW
NR8120/NR8950
Node B NR8150 NR8250
/NR8120A/NR8120D

In the ring network, SNCP might be used to protect E1 and STM-1 services, ERPS1.0 is
used to provide carrier grade single ring Ethernet protection, which solves the issue of
single ring topology, while ERPS2.0 not only can be used to provide carrier grade single
ring but also multiple ring Ethernet protection, as shown in Figure 5-7, which deals with
the topology issue about polycyclic intersecting and polycyclic tangent.

In the network, access, aggregation and metro sites might have different configurations,
the ZTE’s suggestion is:

 1+0 non-protection is widely adopted at access sites. For important link, 1+1
protection configuration is used.

 2+0 XPIC configuration could be used at access layer at LTE/4G times.

 2+0 east-to-west configuration is widely adopted in the ring, which could reduce the
CAPEX (equipment, room space and project). Sometimes, XPIC function is used for
high throughput link.

 For minority metro sites, 1+1 protection configuration is adopted for medium
capacity link and 2+2 XPIC configuration is deployed for high throughput link.

 The NR8250 of aggregation site or metro site can be connected to the BSC/RNC
directly or through the carrier network.

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 Link aggregation (LAG) or STM-1 MSP 1+1 can offer Ethernet link protection or
STM-1 line protection at the joint node between microwave and carrier network.

5.2.3 All-Packet Switching Application

NR8000 is widely used for offering carrier grade Ethernet transmission where the packet
based traffic is predominant, giving consideration to support the legacy TDM traffic. As
shown in figure 5-8, there are only a few legacy of E1 services in the network, all packet
switching network is a perfect choice for this kind of network:

 NR8120/NR8120A/NR8120D/NR8150 is deployed at terminal or repeater site to


emulate TDM circuit into Ethernet.

 NR8250 is deployed at BSC/RNC site to re-create TDM circuit.

Figure 5-8 All-Packet switching network scenario

E1 Microwave
RNC
Fiber
GbE GbE EPC
FE
Base station Ethernet IP/MPLS
BSC
GbE E1
FE/GbE /STM-1

Government

CESoETH IP/MPLS CESoETH

All Packet

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6 Performance and Parameters


Detail parameters of the above features and hardware are specified in this chapter.

6.1 System Integrity

These parameters are the basic physical description of the NR8120A/D.

6.1.1 Mechanical Characteristics

Table 6-1 shows the dimensions and weights of IDU and ODU.

Table 6-1 Dimension and weight

Item Dimension (mm) Weight (kg)


IDU 482.6 (W) × 44.2 (H) × 199 (D) 3.5 (Fully equipped)

SRU 245.5 (W) × 261.7 (H) × 87.0 (D) 4.0


ODU
HRU 248 (W) × 275 (H) × 123 (D) 5.5

6.1.2 Operation Parameters

The operation parameters include power supply, temperature & humidity and power
consumption.

Table 6-2 Power supply

Power Module Input Voltage Description

RPUB -48 (-60 ~ -40) V DC Supply power for IDU & ODU

Table 6-3 Temperature and humidity

Item IDU ODU


Workable Temperature -30°C ~ 65°C -40°C ~55°C

Guaranteed Temperature -25°C ~ 55°C -33°C ~ 55°C

Transportation/Storage -40°C ~ 70°C -40°C ~ 70°C

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Item IDU ODU


Temperature

Humidity < 95% (35°C) < 100%

Alarm: It is prohibited to touch the equipment when the operation environment


temperature is higher than +55℃.

Table 6-4 Module power consumption

Board Power Consumption (Max.) Remarks

Operation Environment: 25℃

RCMUC 55 W @ Maximum throughput

RCMUD 70 W @ Maximum throughput

RTEA 3W @ Fully loaded

RTEB 7W @ Fully loaded

3 W @ Normal speed
RFAE 3W 8 W @ Fast speed
12 W @ Full speed

27 W (7/8/13/15/23/38/42 GHz)
29 W (28/32 GHz)
SRU @ Maximum transmit power
30 W (10/11/18/26 GHz)
ODU
34 W (6 GHz)

HRU 50 W (6/7/8/11 GHz) @ Maximum transmit power

Notes:

1. The actual power consumption is less than the maximum value.

2. The power consumption of RFAE relate to the number of radio directions, service boards and

the environment temperature.

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Table 6-5 Power consumption (reference value)

Power
Item Configuration (Radio and interface) Consumption
(reference value)

Operation Environment: 25°C

1+0 non-protection, 16×E1+6×GbE:


1 87 W
NR8120A IDU+1×SRU (15 GHz)

1+1 HSB, 16×E1+6×GbE:


2 128 W
NR8120D+2×SRU (15 GHz)

2+0 east-to-west, 6×GbE:


3 136 W
NR8120D+2×SRU (15 GHz)

6.1.3 Standards Compliance

Table 6-6 Complied standards

Specifications IDU ODU

EN 301 489-1
EN 301 489-4
EN 301 489-4
EMC IEC 61000-4
IEC 61000-4
EN 55022/CISPR22
EN 55022/CISPR22

Safety IEC 60950 IEC 60950

Shell Protection IEC 60529 IP20 IEC 60529 IP65

Operation ETSI EN 300 019-1-3 ETSI EN 300 019-1-4

Storage ETSI EN 300 019-2-2 ETSI EN 300 019-2-2

Transport ETSI EN 300 019-2-2 ETSI EN 300 019-2-2

GR-63-CORE – 1995
Noise N/A
ETSI EN 300 753 5.2

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6.1.4 Fault Tolerance MTBF/MTTR

Fault tolerance parameters include Residual Bit Error Ratio (RBER), Mean Time To
Repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).

 RBER<10-12 @ RSL= -30 to -46.5 dBm.

 MTTR≤1 hour.

Table 6-7 Predicted reliability

System
Item IDU (1+0) ODU
1+0 1+1

MTBF (hours) ≥ 430,000 ≥ 690,000 580,000 1,700,000

MTBF (years) ≥ 49.1 ≥ 78.8 66.2 194.1

Availability ≥ 99.9997% ≥ 99.9998% 99.9998% 99.9999%

6.1.5 General Safety Requirements

All the power supply units have the following safety design:

1. Electrical safety:

 Overvoltage protection: the equipment will not be damaged within the power range
-38.4 V DC to -60 V DC.

 Power reverse connection protection and IF cable short-circuit protection is


supported by NR8120A/D.

 Over current protection for power supply unit: max. 5 A.

2. Structural safety: error-connection prevention and loose proof design are adopted.

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6.2 Physical Interfaces Performance

6.2.1 Service Interface

The service interface characteristics are showing in Table 6-8

Table 6-8 Service interface characteristics

Interface Capacity/Signa Interface Type


Impedance and Others
Name l Rate & Standards

DB 68
75 ohms/120 ohms
ITU-T G.703: chapter
(software switchable).
16×E1 16×2.048 Mbps 9;
E1 service full
ITU-T G.704: chapter
transparency, HDB3 coding
5

TIA/EIA-568-B.1-2001
RJ-45
GbE 10/100/1000 Rate: 10/100/1000 Mbps
1000 Base T
(electrical) Mbps Frame format: Ethernet V2
IEEE 802.3-2008
(RFC894) and IEEE802.3

Wave length:
1310/1550 nm(single mode)
SFP, LC
850 nm (multi-mode).
GbE 1000 Base-LX,
100/1000 Mbps Rate: 100/1000 Mbps
(optical) 1000 Base-SX
configurable [Note].
IEEE 802.3z
Frame format: Ethernet V2
(RFC894) and IEEE 802.3

Wave length:
SFP+, LC
1310/1550 nm(single mode)
10GbE 10GBASE-LR/ER,
10Gbps Rate: 10Gbps.
(optical)
SFF-8431, SFF-8432 Frame format: Ethernet V2
(RFC894) and IEEE 802.3

350 MHz/
IF TNC female connector Internal private signal
140 MHz

X_IN, SMA female


N/A Internal private signal
X_OUT connector

CLK 9.6 kbps HDMI ToD rate: 9.6 kbps

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Interface Capacity/Signa Interface Type


Impedance and Others
Name l Rate & Standards
QB-B-016-2010

HDMI
2 Mbps/2 MHz BITS rate: 2 Mbps or 2 MHz
ITU-T G.703

Note: 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps SFP optical modules are mandatory for 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps

line side access.

6.2.2 Management and Auxiliary Interface

Table 6-9 Management and auxiliary interface characteristics

Interface Capacity
Interface Type Remarks
Name /Signal Rate

Frame format: Ethernet V2 (RFC894)


and IEEE 802.3.
10/100/1000 RJ-45
NMS Rate: 100 Mbps in default.
Mbps 1000 Base-T
Configurable in-band NMS bandwidth
is 64 Kbps to 5 Mbps.

RJ-45 Local maintenance and debugging


LMT 10/100 Mbps
100 Base-TX interface.

Configuration, maintenance and


USB 480 Mbps USB2.0-A
management.

External alarm interface, which is


HDMI connected to the RS-485 interface of
MON 9600bit/s
RS-485 outdoor cabinet for environment
monitoring.

9.6/19.2 RJ-45 Asynchronous (9.6/19.2 Kbps) data


SC
Kbps ITU-T V.28 channel.

RJ-45
EDI in N/A Provides 4 alarm signal input.
Level trigger

RJ-45
EDI out N/A Provides 1 alarm signal output.
Level trigger

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6.3 Radio Performance

6.3.1 Transmitter Characteristics

6.3.1.1 Frequency Parameters

Table 6-10 Frequency step size and stability

Frequency Band Step size Frequency Stability

6 GHz 59 kHz ±5 ppm (guaranteed: ±5 ppm)

7/8 GHz 50 kHz ±5 ppm (guaranteed: ±5 ppm)

10/11/13/15/18/23/26/28/32/38/42 GHz 250 kHz ±5 ppm (guaranteed: ±5 ppm)

Table 6-11 Tx/Rx spacing (SRU)

Frequency Tx/Rx Spacing Frequency Plan


Frequency Band
Range (GHz) (MHz) Standards

252.04 ITU-R F.383


6 GHz 5.925-7.105
340
154 ITU-R F.385
161 Annex1,3,4
7 GHz 7.11-7.9 168
196
245

119 ITU-R F. 386


126 Annex1,3,4
151.614
154
208
8 GHz 7.725-8.5 266
294.44,
305.56
300
310
311.32

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Frequency Tx/Rx Spacing Frequency Plan


Frequency Band
Range (GHz) (MHz) Standards

ITU-R F. 1568 Annex1


10 GHz 10.15-10.65 350
ITU-R F. 747 Annex1

490 ITU-R F. 387


11 GHz 10.675-11.745 500
530

ITU-R F. 497
13 GHz 12.75-13.25 266 CEPT/ERC
REC T/R 12

315 ITU-R F. 636


420 ECC T/R 12-07E
15 GHz 14.4-15.35 490 CEPT/ERC
644 REC T/R 12
728

1010 ITU-R F. 595


1008 ECC 12-03
18 GHz 17.7-19.7 1092.5 CEPT/ERC
1120 REC T/R 12
1560

1008 ITU-R F. 637 Annex1,3,4


23 GHz 21.2-23.6 1200 CEPT/ERC
1232 REC T/R 13 Annex A

ITU-R F. 748
26 GHz 24.25-26.5 1008 CEPT/ERC
REC T/R 13 Annex B

ITU-R F. 748
28 GHz 27.52-29.481 1008 CEPT/ERC
REC T/R 13 Annex C

ITU-R F. 1520
32 GHz 31.815-33.383 812 CEPT/ERC
REC T/R (01)

ITU-R F. 749 Annex1


38 GHz 37.0-39.5 1260 CEPT/ERC
REC T/R 12

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Frequency Tx/Rx Spacing Frequency Plan


Frequency Band
Range (GHz) (MHz) Standards

42 GHz 40.522-43.464 1500 ITU-R F.2005

Table 6-12 Tx/Rx spacing (HRU)

Frequency Tx/Rx Spacing Frequency Plan


Frequency Band
Range (GHz) (MHz) Standards

ITU-R F.383
252.04 ITU-R F.497
6 GHz 5.925-7.105
340 CEPT/ERC/REC 14
CFR47 101.147

154 ITU-R F.385


161 Annex1,4
7 GHz 7.107-7.897 168 ERC/REC (02)06
196
245

119 ITU-R F. 386


126 Annex1,3,4
151.614 ERC/REC (02)06
8 GHz 7.71-8.496 208
266
300
311.32

490 ITU-R F. 387


11 GHz 10.7-11.745 500 CEPT/ERC/REC12-06E
530

6.3.1.2 IF Interface Standard

Table 6-13 IF interface standard

Item Central Frequency Power Level


IF signal TX (IDU TX, ODU RX) 350 MHz +3 dBm to+5 dBm @ IDU

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Item Central Frequency Power Level


-23 dBm to+ 5 dBm @ ODU

-15 dBm to -8 dBm @ ODU


IF signal RX (ODU TX, IDU RX) 140 MHz
-30 dBm to -8 dBm @ IDU

250 mV @ IDU
Telemetry TX(IDU TX, ODU RX) 5.5 MHz
120 mV to 250 mV @ ODU

Telemetry RX (ODU TX, IDU 200 mV @ ODU


10 MHz
RX) 70 mV to 200 mV @ IDU

Connector: N type (ODU), TNC type (IDU)


IF interface parameters Impedance: 50 Ω
Return loss: < -18 dB (ODU), < -18 dB (IDU)

6.3.1.3 RF Transmitter Output Power & ATPC Range

RF transmitter output power (Tx. power) and ATPC range depend on the ODU type. The
Tx. power at 1024QAM and 1024QAM light are the same. The ATPC range can reach
from the maximum Tx. power to the minimum Tx power.

Table 6-14 Transmit power & ATPC range - Part 1: SRU (6 GHz ~15 GHz)

Frequency Band
6 7 8 10 11 13 15
(GHz)

Rated Maximum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

QPSK 30 28 28 26.5 28 26 26

16 QAM 28 24 24 22.5 25 24 24

32 QAM 26.5 24 24 22 24 24 24

64 QAM 25 *24/23 *24/22 20.5 22 23 23

128 QAM 25 *24/23 *24/22 20.5 22 23 23

256 QAM 23 *24/23 *24/22 18.5 20 22 22

512 QAM 22 *23/22 *23/21 17 19 21 21

1024 QAM 21 *22/21 *22/20 16 18 20 20

2048 QAM 21 *22/21 *22/20 16 18 20 20

Guaranteed ±2.0 dB

Rated Minimum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

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Frequency Band
6 7 8 10 11 13 15
(GHz)

QPSK 9 -2 -2 2 6 -4 -4

16 ~ 2048 QAM 9 -6 -6 2 6 -6 -6

ATPC Range (dB)

QPSK 21 30 30 24.5 22 30 30

16 QAM 19 30 30 20.5 19 30 30

32 QAM 17.5 30 30 20 18 30 30

64 QAM 16 *30/29 *30/28 18.5 16 29 29

128 QAM 16 *30/29 *30/28 18.5 16 29 29

256 QAM 14 *30/29 *30/28 16.5 14 28 28

512 QAM 13 *29/28 *29/27 15 13 27 27

1024 QAM 12 *28/27 *28/26 14 12 26 26

2048 QAM 12 *28/27 *28/26 14 12 26 26

Minimum ATPC Adjustment Step Size: 1 dB

Minimum Manual Adjustment Step Size: 0.1 dB

Muted RF Transmitter Power: < -50 dBm

Note: * Data @ 7/14/28 MHz / Data @ 40/56 MHz

Table 6-15 Transmit power & ATPC range - Part 2: SRU (18 GHz ~42 GHz)

Frequency Band
18 23 26 28 32 38 42
(GHz)

Rated Maximum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

QPSK 24 24 25 25 23 23 21

16 QAM *22/21 22 22 22 21 20 19.5

32 QAM *21/20 22 21 21 20 19 17.5

64 QAM *21/20 21 19 19 17 17 16

128 QAM *21/20 *21/20 19 19 17 17 16

256 QAM *20/19 20 17 17 15 15 14

512 QAM *19/18 19 16 16 14 14 12

1024 QAM *18/17 18 15 15 13 13 11

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Frequency Band
18 23 26 28 32 38 42
(GHz)

2048 QAM *18/17 18 15 15 13 13 11

Guaranteed ±2.0 dB

Rated Minimum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

QPSK~ 2048 QAM -6 -6 -1 -3 -3 -3 -3

ATPC Range (dB)

QPSK 30 30 26 28 26 26 24

16 QAM *28/27 28 23 25 24 23 22.5

32 QAM *27/26 28 22 24 23 22 20.5

64 QAM *27/26 27 20 22 20 20 19

128 QAM *27/26 *27/26 20 22 20 20 19

256 QAM *26/25 26 18 20 18 18 17

512 QAM *25/24 25 17 19 17 17 15

1024 QAM *24/23 24 16 18 16 16 14

2048 QAM *24/23 24 16 18 16 16 14

Minimum ATPC Adjustment Step Size: 1 dB

Minimum Manual Adjustment Step Size: 0.1 dB

Muted RF Transmitter Power: < -50 dBm

Note: * Data @ 7/14/28 MHz / Data @ 40/56 MHz

Table 6-16 Transmit power & ATPC range: HRU

Frequency Band
6 7 8 11
(GHz)

Rated Maximum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

QPSK 33 33 33 31

16 QAM 31 31 31 30

32 QAM 30 30 30 29

64 QAM 30 30 30 27

128 QAM 30 30 30 27

256 QAM 29 29 29 26

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Frequency Band
6 7 8 11
(GHz)

Rated Maximum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

512 QAM 27 27 27 24

1024 QAM 26 26 26 23

Guaranteed ±2.0 dB

Rated Minimum RF Transmitter Power (dBm)

QPSK~
5
1024 QAM light

ATPC Range (dB)

QPSK 28 28 28 26

16 QAM 26 26 26 25

32 QAM 25 25 25 24

64 QAM 25 25 25 22

128 QAM 25 25 25 22

256 QAM 24 24 24 21

512 QAM 22 22 22 19

1024 QAM 21 21 21 18

Minimum ATPC Adjustment Step Size: 1 dB

Minimum Manual Adjustment Step Size: 0.1 dB

Muted RF Transmitter Power: < -50 dBm

Notes: * Data @ 7/14/28 MHz / Data @ 40/56 MHz

6.3.1.4 RF spectrum Mask and Spurious Emission

NR8120A/D complies with ETSI EN 302 217-2-2 standard for RF spectrum mask and
spurious emission.

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6.3.2 Receiver Characteristics

6.3.2.1 Receiver Signal Level Threshold

The receiver signal level (RSL) threshold or receiver sensitive is not only associated with
frequency, modulation scheme and channel spacing, but also related to hardware.

Table 6-17 RSL threshold @ BER=10-6: SRU

14 28
Modulation 7 40 56 (55)
Frequency (13.75) (27.5)
Scheme MHz MHz MHz
MHz MHz

Typical RSL threshold (dBm)

QPSK -95.5 -93.5 -90.5 -88.5 -87

16 QAM -89.5 -88 -84 -82.5 -80.5

32 QAM -87 -84 -80.5 -79 -77.5

64 QAM -84 -81 -76.5 -75.5 -73.5

128 QAM -80 -77.5 -73 -72 -70


6/7/8 GHz
256 QAM -76 -73.5 -69.5 -68.5 -66.5

512 QAM -72.5 -70 -66 -65.5 -64

1024 QAM -69 -67 -63.5 -62.5 -61.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -62.5 -61.5 -60.5

2048 QAM -65.5 -63.5 -59 -58 -56.5

QPSK -95.5 -93 -89.5 -88.5 -86.5

16 QAM -89.5 -86.5 -83.5 -81.5 -80

32 QAM -87 -84 -80.5 -79.5 -77

64 QAM -83 -80 -76 -75 -72.5

10/11/13/15 128 QAM -79 -76.5 -72.5 -72 -69.5


GHz 256 QAM -75.5 -72 -68.5 -69 -66

512 QAM -72 -69.5 -65.5 -65 -63.5

1024 QAM -68.5 -66 -63 -62.5 -60.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -62 -61.5 -59.5

2048 QAM -64.5 -62 -57.5 -57 -56

18/23 GHz QPSK -94.5 -92.5 -89 -87 -86

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14 28
Modulation 7 40 56 (55)
Frequency (13.75) (27.5)
Scheme MHz MHz MHz
MHz MHz

16 QAM -88 -85.5 -82 -80 -79

32 QAM -85.5 -82.5 -79 -77.5 -75

64 QAM -81.5 -79 -75 -73.5 -71

128 QAM -78 -75.5 -71.5 -70 -68

256 QAM -73 -71.5 -67.5 -67 -65

512 QAM -70.5 -68.5 -64 -64 -62.5

1024 QAM -66.5 -64.5 -61.5 -61 -59.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -60.5 -60 -58.5

2048 QAM -63 -61 -57.5 -57 -55

QPSK -94.5 -91.5 -88.5 -86.5 -85

16 QAM -88 -85.5 -81.5 -79.5 -78

32 QAM -85.5 -82.5 -78.5 -76.5 -74.5

64 QAM -81.5 -79 -74.5 -73.5 -70.5

128 QAM -78 -75 -71 -69.5 -67.5


26 GHz
256 QAM -73 -70.5 -67.5 -66.5 -64

512 QAM -69.5 -67.5 -64 -63.5 -61.5

1024 QAM -66.5 -64.5 -61.5 -60.5 -58.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -60.5 -59.5 -57.5

2048 QAM -62.5 -60.5 -57 -56.5 -54.5

QPSK -94.5 -91.5 -88.5 -86.5 -85

16 QAM -88 -85.5 -81.5 -79.5 -78

32 QAM -85.5 -82.5 -78.5 -76.5 -74.5

64 QAM -81.5 -79 -74.5 -73.5 -70.5

28/32/38 128 QAM -78 -75 -71 -69.5 -67.5


GHz 256 QAM -73 -70 -67.5 -66.5 -64

512 QAM -69.5 -67.5 -63.5 -62.5 -61.5

1024 QAM -65.5 -64.5 -61 -60.5 -58.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -60 -59.5 -57.5

2048 QAM -61.5 -60.5 -57 -56.5 -54.5

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Modulation 7 40 56 (55)
Frequency (13.75) (27.5)
Scheme MHz MHz MHz
MHz MHz

QPSK -92.5 -89.5 -86.5 -84.5 -83

16 QAM -86 -83.5 -79.5 -77.5 -76

32 QAM -83.5 -80.5 -76.5 -74.5 -72.5

64 QAM -79.5 -77 -72.5 -71.5 -68.5

128 QAM -76 -73 -69 -67.5 -65.5


42 GHz
256 QAM -71 -68.5 -65.5 -64.5 -62

512 QAM -67.5 -65.5 -62 -61.5 -59.5

1024 QAM -64.5 -62.5 -59.5 -58.5 -56.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -58.5 -57.5 -55.5

2048 QAM -60.5 -58.5 -55 -54.5 -52.5

Guaranteed RSL threshold


Remove +3 dB from the typical value.
(dBm)

QPSK ~ 256 QAM: -20; 512 QAM ~ 2048 QAM: -22


@ BER <10-6 (7/8/13/15/18/23/38 GHz);
Maximum RSL (dBm)
QPSK ~ 128 QAM: -20; 256 QAM ~ 2048 QAM: -25
@ BER <10-6 (6/10/11/26/28/32/42 GHz).

Note: 13.75, 27.5 or 55 MHz is applied for 18 GHz

Table 6-18 RSL threshold @ BER=10-6: HRU

14 28
Modulation 7 40 56 (55)
Frequency (13.75) (27.5)
Scheme MHz MHz MHz
MHz MHz

Typical RSL threshold (dBm)

QPSK -95.5 -93.5 -90.5 -88.5 -87

16 QAM -89.5 -88 -84 -82.5 -80.5

32 QAM -87 -84 -80.5 -79 -77.5

6/7/8 GHz 64 QAM -84 -81 -76.5 -75.5 -73.5

128 QAM -80 -77.5 -73 -72 -70

256 QAM -76 -73.5 -69.5 -68.5 -66.5

512 QAM -72.5 -70 -66 -65.5 -64

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14 28
Modulation 7 40 56 (55)
Frequency (13.75) (27.5)
Scheme MHz MHz MHz
MHz MHz

1024 QAM -69 -67 -63.5 -62.5 -61.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -62.5 -61.5 -60.5

QPSK -95.5 -93 -89.5 -88.5 -86.5

16 QAM -89.5 -86.5 -83.5 -81.5 -80

32 QAM -87 -84 -80.5 -79.5 -77

64 QAM -83 -80 -76 -75 -72.5

11 GHz 128 QAM -79 -76.5 -72.5 -72 -69.5

256 QAM -75.5 -72 -68.5 -69 -66

512 QAM -72 -69.5 -65.5 -65 -63.5

1024 QAM -68.5 -66 -63 -62.5 -60.5

1024 QAM Light N/A N/A -62 -61.5 -59.5

Guaranteed RSL threshold


Remove +3 dB from the typical value.
(dBm)

QPSK ~ 128 QAM: -20 @ BER <10-6;


Maximum RSL (dBm)
256 QAM ~ 1024 QAM light: -25 @ BER <10-6.

6.3.2.2 RSSI and RSL

The RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) interface allows measuring the RSL with
a standard volt-meter through a female BNC connector. The numerical relation between
RSL and output voltage @ RSSI interface is shown in Figure 6-1.

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Figure 6-1 Relation between RSL and output voltage @ RSSI interface

2.1
2
1.9
1.8
1.7
RSSI (V)

1.6
1.5
1.4 RSSI (V)
1.3
1.2
1.1
1
-100 -90 -80 -70 -60 -50 -40 -30 -20
RSL (dBm)

The tolerance of displayed received signal level (RSL) in LMT/NMS is:

 ±2 dB; -70 dBm≤RSL≤-30 dBm;

 ±3 dB; -90 dBm<RSL<-70 dBm, -30 dBm<RSL<-20 dBm

6.3.2.3 Frequency Interference Sensitive

NR8120A/D complies with ETSI EN 302 217-2-2 standard for the following 3 kinds of
frequency interference: co-channel interference, adjacent channel interference and
continuous-wave spurious interference.

6.4 System Capability

6.4.1 System Transmission Capacity

NR8120A/D supports mixture of TDM and Ethernet traffic. The maximum throughput is
48×E1 TDM traffic or 660 Mbps Ethernet traffic per carrier. The actual transmission
capacity depends on the modulation scheme, channel spacing and frame size.

The system transmission capacity is frequency independency.

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Table 6-19 Typical system transmission capacity

Channel Air Interface Maximum Ethernet


Spacing Modulation capacity Number of Throughput
(MHz) (Mbps) Supported E1s (Mbps)

QPSK 9 3×E1 9~11

16 QAM 19 8×E1 19~24

32 QAM 23 10×E1 23~30

64 QAM 31 13×E1 30~39

7 128 QAM 36 16×E1 36~46

256 QAM 42 19×E1 42~54

512 QAM 47 21×E1 47~60

1024 QAM 53 24×E1 53~68

2048 QAM 59 27×E1 59~75

QPSK 19 8×E1 19~24

16 QAM 39 18×E1 39~50

32 QAM 48 22×E1 47~61

64 QAM 63 28×E1 62~80

14 (13.75) 128 QAM 74 34×E1 74~94

256 QAM 86 39×E1 85~109

512 QAM 96 44×E1 96~122

1024 QAM 107 48×E1 107~137

2048QAM 119 48×E1 119~150

QPSK 42 19×E1 42~54

16 QAM 86 39×E1 86~110

32 QAM 108 48×E1 108~138

64 QAM 137 48×E1 137~175

128 QAM 161 48×E1 161~206


28 (27.5)
256 QAM 185 48×E1 185~237

512 QAM 209 48×E1 210~268

1024 QAM 227 48×E1 227~290

1024 QAM light 233 48×E1 234~298

2048 QAM 257 48×E1 258~329

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Channel Air Interface Maximum Ethernet


Spacing Modulation capacity Number of Throughput
(MHz) (Mbps) Supported E1s (Mbps)

QPSK 58 27×E1 58~74

16 QAM 121 48×E1 121~155

32 QAM 147 48×E1 147~188

64 QAM 188 48×E1 188~241

128 QAM 221 48×E1 222~283


40
256 QAM 255 48×E1 256~327

512 QAM 289 48×E1 289~369

1024 QAM 318 48×E1 318~407

1024 QAM light 322 48×E1 323~413

2048 QAM 356 48×E1 357~456

QPSK 87 39×E1 87~111

16 QAM 175 48×E1 175~224

32 QAM 219 48×E1 219~280

64 QAM 277 48×E1 278~355

128 QAM 326 48×E1 326~417


56 (55)
256 QAM 374 48×E1 375~479

512 QAM 423 48×E1 424~541

1024 QAM 458 48×E1 460~587

1024 QAM light 471 48×E1 472~603

2048 QAM 520 48×E1 521~665

Notes:

1. Ethernet throughput is tested according to RFC2544 (frame length: 1518 byte~64 byte) and

header compression function is disabled while testing.

2. The actual throughput of each channel spacing and modulation relates to the average packet

size.

3. The listed Ethernet throughput is L1 throughput.

4. E1 and Ethernet traffic share the air interface capacity.

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5. 13.75, 27.5 or 55 MHz is applied for 18 GHz.

6.4.2 Channel Spacing

NR8120A/D supports the ACAP, ACCP and CCDP channel allocation of 7 / 14 (13.5) / 28
(27.5) / 40 / 56 (55) MHz channel spacing suggested by the ETSI EN 302 217-2-2
standard.

Notes: The actual occupied bandwidth of radio channel is less than the defined channel spacing.

6.5 Clock and Synchronization

NR8120A/D supports clock in/out and network synchronization functions, which meets
the clock synchronization requirements of the communication network.

Table 6-20 Synchronization features

Item Description

1588v2, Sync. E, BITS (2 MHz / 2 Mbps), Sync from/over TDM,


Clock Types 1PPS+ToD. (Note: Clock quality of sync from E1 complies with
ITU-T G.823.)

Standard G.813, G.8261, G.8262/Y.1362, G.8263, G.8264, G.8265,


Reference 1588v2-2008, G.823.

Support SSM/expanded SSM, BMC and priority-based multi clock


Clock Protection
source switch function.

Working Mode Lock, trace, free run, holdover and heat.

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7 Abbreviations
Abbreviation Full Name

ACAP Adjacent Channel Alternate-Polarized

ACCP Adjacent Channel Co-Polarized

ACM Adaptive Coding and Modulation

ADM Add-Drop MUX

BER Bit Error Rate

BITS Building Integrated Timing (Supply) System

BTS 2G base station

CAR Committed Access Rate

CBS Committed Burst Size

CCDP Co-Channel Dual-Polarization

CES Circuit Emulation Service

CESoETH Circuit Emulation Service over Ethernet

Ch.STM-1 Channelized STM-1

CIR Committed Information Rate

CS Channel Spacing

DEM Demodulator

DEMUX Demultiplexer

DSCP Differentiated Services Code Point

DWRR Deficit Weighted Round-Robin

DXC Digital Cross Connect

EDI External Data Interface

ELPS Ethernet Linear Protection Switching

EMC Electro Magnetic Compatibility

EMS Element Management System

EOW Engineering Order Wire

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Abbreviation Full Name

ERPS Ethernet Ring Protection Switching

ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute

EVC Ethernet Virtual Connection

FD Frequency Diversity

FE Fast Ethernet

FTP File Transfer Protocol

GbE / GE Gigabit Ethernet

HQoS Hierarchical Quality of Service

HSB Hot Standby

IEC International Electro technical Commission

IDU Indoor Unit

IF Intermediate Frequency

ITU International Telecommunication Union

ITU-R Radio standardization sector of ITU

ITU-T Telecommunication standardization sector of ITU

IVL Independent VLAN Learning

IWF Inter-working Function of TDM to Ethernet frames

LAG Link aggregation

LACP Link aggregation control protocol

LCPT Link Capacity Pass Through

Media Dependent Interface/ Medium Dependent Interface


MDI/MDI-X
Cross-over

MEF Metro Ethernet Forum

MEN Metro Ethernet Network

MPLS Multi Protocol Label Switching

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Abbreviation Full Name

MSP Multiplex Section Protection

MTBF Mean Time Between Failure

MUX Multiplexing

NE Network Element

NMS Network Management System

NNI Network Node Interface

Node B 3G base station

OAM Operation Administration and Maintenance

ODU Outdoor Unit

OMT Orthogonal Mode Transducer

PBS Peak Burst Size

PIR Peak Information Rate

PIS Packet Intelligent Segment

PSN Packet Switch Network

QAM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation

QoS Quality of Service

QPSK Quadrature Phase Shift Keying

RBER Residual Bit Error Ratio

RCU Radio Core Unit

RED Random Early Detection

RF Radio Frequency

RFA Radio Fan Asset

RMU Radio Modem Unit

RPU Radio Power Unit

RSL Receiver threshold

RSTP Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

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Abbreviation Full Name

RSSI Received Signal Strength Indication

RTU Radio Traffic Unit

Rx Receiver

SD Space Diversity

SFP Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver

SNCP Sub Network Connection Protection

SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol

SSM Synchronization Status Message

SVL Shared VLAN Learning

Sync Synchronization

Sync. E Synchronization Ethernet

TDM Time-Division Multiplexing

ToD Time of Day

Tx Transmitter

UNI User Network Interface

USB Universal Serial Bus

VLAN Virtual Local Area Network

WFQ Weighted Fair Queuing

WRR Weighted Round Robin

WRED Weighted Random Early Detection

XPIC Cross-Polarization Interference Counter actor

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