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Optiworx 870 MHz ISX3022 Power

TM

Domain Optical Distribution Node

Procedures Manual
1082434 Rev B
Procedures Manual
for
870 MHz ISX3022
Power Domain Optical Distribution Node
ISX3022 870 MHz ISX3022 Power Domain Optical Distribution Node
C-COR.net Document Number: 1082434, Revision B
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Revision History

REVISION DATE REASON FOR CHANGE


1 11/99 Partial first draft: pages 15 and 58-61 (of 64) incomplete

2 11/99 Complete first draft, with changes from preliminary review

3 2/00 Final review draft

A 3/00 Initial release

B 11/01 Trademark Update

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Optiworx 870 MHz ISX3022 Power
TM

Domain Optical Distribution Node


Installation Instructions
Content Page

2. DESCRIPTION.................................................................................................................................... 3

3. SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................................................ 11

4. INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................... 15
A. PRE-MOUNT PREPARATION OF BASE ASSEMBLY .............................................................................. 16
B. PRE-MOUNT PREPARATION OF LID ASSEMBLY ................................................................................. 21
C. CLEANING AND MATING FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS AND ADAPTERS .............................................. 27
D. MOUNTING THE PREPARED ISX3022 ............................................................................................... 35
E. CONNECTING COAXIAL CABLES AND FIBER OPTIC STUB CABLE ...................................................... 36
F. CONFIGURING THE INSTALLED ISX3022: AC FUSES ........................................................................ 43
G. CONFIGURING THE INSTALLED ISX3022: EQUALIZERS .................................................................... 46
H. CONFIGURING THE INSTALLED ISX3022: PADS AND TERMINATORS (FORWARD PATH) ................... 47
J. CONFIGURING THE INSTALLED ISX3022: PADS AND TERMINATORS (RETURN PATH) ...................... 52
K. CLOSING THE CONFIGURED ISX3022 ............................................................................................... 55
5. PARTS LIST ...................................................................................................................................... 57

1. GENERAL
1.01 This document provides procedures for installation of an Optiworx ISX3022 Power
Domain Optical Distribution Node (PDN) in the various configurations in which it may be
received from the factory.

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2. DESCRIPTION

2.01 The ISX3022 node (Figures 1 and 2) is a modular, bi-directional, broadband hybrid fiber
coax (HFC) distribution station for cable television and added services such as telephony and
data transfer. It is the ISX-series node optimized for power domain network architectures.
Power domain designs define each node service area by the amount of active plant that can be
powered from a power supply co-located with the node. This typically extends the reach of
optical fiber into the network, reduces amplifier cascades, and enhances network capacity and
operating efficiency.

2.02 The ISX3022 occupies a two-piece, strand mount, weather-tight aluminum housing. The
housing base provides ports for all external power and RF connections and holds an RF tray
assembly of specified forward path distribution amplifier and AC-to-DC power supply
components. The motherboard in the RF tray also accepts plug-in mounting of an optional return
path fiber optic transmitter module. See Figure 2. A plug-in base-to-lid cable assembly
electrically interconnects the RF tray motherboard and a second motherboard mounted at the
bottom of the lid casting

2.03 Each end of the lid casting offers a port for fiber optic cable entry. The lid includes
hardware for managing fiber routing. An incoming connectorized fiber plugs directly into the
installed optical receiver module. If a return path transmitter is installed, the connector on its
captive output fiber mates with a connectorized outgoing fiber at a bulkhead adapter in the lids
fiber management area.

STRAND
CLAMPS

RF/PWR PORTS
4

PORT 4
5

PORT 5

9 IN.
6

PORT 6
18 IN. (22.9 CM)
(45.7 CM)

FIBER ENTRY
PORT (1 OF 2)
9 IN.
(22.9 CM)

9323-B

Figure 1. ISX3022 Power Domain Optical Distribution Node

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Figure 2. Major Component Locations in ISX3022

2.04 A separate plug-in coaxial cable carries the receiver modules RF output from the lid
motherboard to the motherboard in the RF tray.

2.05 ISX3022 units are offered with RF tray motherboards initially equipped for 2-, 3-, or 4-
port operation. A 2- or 3-port unit can be expanded to 3- or 4-port capacity by field replacement
of just the RF tray assembly. Because the base castings of all units are identical, there is no need
to disturb existing RF connections when replacing an RF tray.

2.06 Figure 3 shows forward-path RF signal flow through currently offered lid motherboard
configurations and through a fully equipped 4-port ISX3022 PDN. The lid motherboard supports
an optical receiver module, plugged into motherboard socket J4. The optical fiber carrying the
incoming signal connects directly to the receiver module. Receiver RF output connects through a
coaxial element in hybrid connector J4 and circuit board tracks to SMB coaxial connector J9.
2.07 At the RF tray in the ISX3022 base, the forward path signal arriving from the lid board
can be accessed at test point J7, or a forward path test signal can be injected at point J8. There
are 10 RF test points on the base motherboard. Each features a F type directionally coupled
20dB connection which provides 20dB of attenuation between the test connector and the related
actual point in the signal path through the node. The forward path signal passes through primary

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attenuator pad A4 and equalizer A20 to amplifier U2. The output of this primary gain stage
passes through signature correcting device A5 and is then split to feed four separate distribution
paths. Each path has its own secondary attenuator pad, equalizer socket, and output gain stage.
Each of these amplifiers feeds its output through the high-pass side of a diplex filter to one of the
four RF distribution ports in the base casting beneath the RF tray. Separate forward and return
path test points connect to each of the four diplexer-to-port lines.

Figure 3. ISX3022 Forward Path RF Signal Flow

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2.08 Primary equalizer position A20 must have an equalizer installed to complete the forward
signal path; a 0dB equalizer is used if no equalization is required. Secondary equalizers are
optional. Each of positions A22 through A25 comes with factory installed jumpers, to be cut if a
secondary equalizer is added. The device installed in position A5 may look like yet another
equalizer, but it is actually a signature correcting assembly factory customized and installed at
final test to ensure that all ports in a node deliver similar performance.

2.09 Port 2 is for a dedicated AC power connection only. The port 5 position included in the
base casting is not used in ISX3022 applications.

2.10 The 2- and 3-port versions of the ISX3022 differ from what Figure 3 shows for the 4-
port version only as follows:
Only ports 1 and 4 are enabled in the 2-port version. Amplifiers U5 and U4, diplexers A7
and A8, and associated parts for ports 3 and 6 are omitted from the 2-port motherboard.
Ports 1, 4, and 6 are enabled in the 3-port version. Port 3 amplifier U5, diplexer A7, and
associated parts are omitted.

2.11 Figure 4 shows return-path signal flow. Return path signals from subscriber premises
enter the node through an enabled RF port and connect internally to the common terminal of that
ports diplexer. A directionally coupled RF test point there provides access (with signals
attenuated 20dB) for setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting purposes. Return path signals
emerging from the low-pass side of a diplexer go through a level-adjusting attenuator pad to one
of four port input terminals in the socket A3 area centered in the motherboard. Socket A3 accepts
plug-in installation of a return path optical transmitter module.

Note: The 5-42 MHz return path passband shown in Figures 3 and 4 is the U.S.
convention. Accommodating other conventions such as 5-30 MHz, 5-55 MHz, or
5-65 MHz requires an RF tray with different diplex filters.

2.12 Return transmitters come in various types and power ratings, but signal flow through all
models is as shown in Figure 4:
The return path RF inputs from all active ports are combined and fed into the first of
three successive gain stages. A directional coupler follows this first gain stage.
Following the directional coupler is an attenuator pad socket that lets the user adjust the
level of the composite RF signal reaching the second gain stage. (Transmitter modules
also contain two additional pad socketsnot accessible to the user and not shown in
Figure 4for individual factory adjustment of each modules performance.)
A directionally coupled test point (type F connector) at the output of the final gain stage
enables RF monitoring of laser drive. The signal level delivered here is factory adjusted
to be at 20dB relative to the level at the active ports, assuming 0dB pads in the
individual port path and transmitter module pad sockets.
Laser output goes through a captive optical fiber to the fiber management area in the lid.
There the connectorized fiber from the transmitter module mates at a bulkhead adapter
with the connectorized outgoing fiber provided at node installation.

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Laser output goes through a captive optical fiber to the fiber management area in the lid.
There the connectorized fiber from the transmitter module mates at a bulkhead adapter
with the connectorized outgoing fiber provided at node installation.

Figure 4. ISX3022 Return Path RF Signal Flow

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2.13 Figure 5 shows the routing of AC power through the ISX3022 node. The four RF ports
(1, 3, 4, and 6) are all power-isolated, allowing any of them also to be used for AC power input
or feedthrough. Port 2 is a dedicated power entry port, without RF connections. The port 5
position is not used in ISX3022 nodes.

2.14 The fuseholder interconnections shown support two basic AC powering and power
distribution scenarios:
Where AC comes in at one end and may be passed on to the other, a nonfusing shunt is
used in F9. Fuses are installed for the port that is to receive the AC input, for any other
port(s) meant to pass AC on, and for F7, which separately fuses the input to the AC-to-
DC power supply on the bottom of the RF tray. Other fuseholder positions are left
empty. A power clamping surge protector in holder clips A1 protects the power supply
against power line voltage surges.
Leaving the F9 fuseholder empty splits the two ends of the node and lets two AC
supplies feed into it to meet greater downstream power demand. At the left-hand (ports
1-3) end, fuses are installed for the port that is to receive one of the AC inputs, for any
other port(s) meant to pass AC on, and for F7, to fuse the input to the nodes AC-to-DC
power supply. At the right-hand end of the RF tray, a fuse is installed for both ports 4
and 6. This interconnects the incoming second AC input and the downstream loads to be
fed through the other port. Note that in this configuration the ISX3022 itself does not
draw any operating power from the AC source connected to port 4 or 6.

2.15 For troubleshooting, the ISX3022 base tray motherboard contains green pilot light
LEDs for the +24 and +12 VDC supply lines. Both LEDs DS1 (next to +24 V test point TP2)
and DS2 (next to + 12 V test point TP1) should always be lighted whenever the node is powered.

2.16 All return transmitter modules for plug-in use on the RF tray motherboard also include a

Figure 5. ISX3022 AC Power Distribution

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pilot light indicator. This is a two-color LED. Its green element should be lighted whenever the
node is powered, to indicate that the transmitter module is receiving +12 VDC from the nodes
AC-to-DC power supply. The LED turns red if laser bias current rises to a factory programmed
limit value. Such an event does not shut down the transmitter. The red signal means that the laser
is approaching the end of its service life, output power may decrease, and the transmitter module
should be replaced. Transmitter modules also include tip-jack test points at which a technician
can measure a voltage representation of the transmitters optical output power.

2.17 Each of the receivers for plug-in installation in the lid are assembled in a self-contained
aluminum enclosure. The bottom face of each module contains a hybrid connector (in-line pins
for power and logic connections combined with a coaxial element for RF) to mate with the
appropriate motherboard connector. Two captive screws in each module mechanically secure it
to the lid casting. The top surface of each optical receiver is stepped to provide a recessed space
for its optical connection to an incoming fiber. The topmost faces of all modules also include
LED status indicators and any connectors needed for local technician access.

2.18 Optical receiver modules (for lid motherboard socket J4 Figure 3) operate over a
frequency range of 40-870 MHz. Each receives its forward-path optical signal through a
bulkhead connector in the riser of its stepped top section. It converts this optical input to an RF
output that it delivers through the coaxial element in its bottom hybrid connector. The topmost
face of each receiver includes:
Test point tip-jacks labeled COM and IPD at which a technician can measure a voltage
(V/mW) derived from photodiode current to determine the received optical power level.
A red LED labeled ALARM. This LED is for future use.

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3. SPECIFICATIONS

Note: The specifications listed here are current as of the date of publication of this
manual. C-COR.net reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice. You
may verify the product specifications by contacting Sales or Technical Support.

3.01 Table 1 details the specifications for the ISX3022 node. Individual component
specifications and overall performance characteristics are listed in separate subdivisions of the
table.

3.02 Table 2 contains information about power consumption for various configurations of the
ISX3022 node, over the usable range of AC input voltages.

Table 1. ISX3022 Specifications

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION REMARKS


Forward Path Optical Receiver Model IX22FPRXAx
Wavelength 1260 to 1610nm
Passband 40 - 870 MHz
Optical input power level 0dBm (1mW) typical; 7dBm Dependent on channel load
min. to +3dBm max. and expected CNR
Optical input return loss > 55dB
RF output power level 25.5dBmV With 0dBm optical received
power & 2.25% OMI/channel
Frequency response 0.5dB
Slope 0 to +2dB, +1.0dB typical
Forward Path RF Amplifier
Passband 54 870 MHz With 42/54 MHz diplexers;
other options available
Frequency response 0.75dB
Slope < 2.0dB, 1.5dB typical With 0 dB equalizers
RF output return loss (75 ) > 16dB
Group delay < 20ns Over any 3.58 MHz bandwidth
Hum modulation 70dBc At 12 A RMS AC power, full
op. temp., 54 870 MHz
Number of output ports 4 standard; 2 or 3 optional
Output level (each port) +44dBmV typical Individually adjustable 020 B
Minimum full gain (all 4 ports 27dB (28 dB typical) from input With 0dB equalization and
enabled) to tray at J25 to port output 0dB pads
Operating gain (all 4 ports 26dB With primary slope module,
enabled) 0dB pads
Level control 0 - 20dB plug-in pads 0.5dB increments
Slope control 750 MHz: 0 - 16dB plug-in 1dB increments
equalizers
870 MHz: 0 - 14dB plug-in 1dB increments
equalizers
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Table 1. ISX3022 Specifications (Continued)

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION REMARKS


RF Tray Forward Path
Performance
Channel loading: VSB/AM 80 NTSC 112 NTSC 60 PAL
Digital tier loading: 320 MHz 120 MHz None
Reference frequency 54/550/870 MHz 54/750/870 MHz 54/750/870 MHz
Reference slope (linear) 12dB 12dB 12dB
Reference output level (all +32/39/44dBmV +32/42/44dBmV +32/42/44dBmV
ports)
CNR 65dB 65dB 65dB
CTB 76dBc 67dBc 76dBc
CSO 82dBc 70dBc 82dBc
XMOD 76dBc 67dBc 76dBc
Simulated digital loading using white noise at 10dB below analog carriers as measured at the input
to the transmitter
0.25dB for every 1dB drop in RF output below + 44dBmV, +0.25dB for every 1dB rise in RF
output above + 47dBmV
Assumes no distortion contribution from transmitter or fiber actual system performance is less
Return RF Path
Passband 5 40 MHz With 42/54 MHz diplexers;
other options available
Channel load 4 carriers
Input level (at station port) +17dBmV
Frequency response 0.75dB
RF input return loss (75 ) > 16dB
Group delay < 30ns Over any 1.5 MHz band-
width
Level control 0 - 20dB plug-in pads 0.5dB steps
Return Path Optical Model IX22RPTXB Model IX22RPTXH (Other RTX modules are
Transmitter also available)
Laser type Fabry-Perot Direct feedback DFB
Wavelength 1285 - 1335nm 1285 - 1335nm
Passband 5 55 MHz 5 55 MHz Passband is further limited
by port diplex filters used
Frequency response 1.0dB 1.0dB
Channel load 4 carriers 4 carriers
RF input level +17dBmV +17dBmV Each of 4 carriers, at ports,
with 0dB port pads and
1dB RTX pad
OMI per carrier 18% 17%
Optical power output 1mW (0dBm) 1mW (0dBm)
Optical return loss >55dB >55dB
Spurious noise 40dBc 40dBc Relative to a carrier at 20%
OMI
Return Path Performance
Data Equivalent
Channel load 23 23 1.5 MHz QPSK
Input level +9.5dBmV/each +9.5dBmV/each At ports, with 0dB pads
Link budget 8dB 8dB All fiber loss into
HX6213RX
-6 -6
BER 10 10 23 1.5 MHz QPSK carriers
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Table 1. ISX3022 Specifications (Continued)

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION REMARKS


Return Path Performance RTX Model RTX Model
(Continued) IX22RPTXB IX22RPTXH
Video Equivalent
Channel load 4 4 T-channels (13, 19, 25, 31
MHz
Input level +17dBmV/each +17dBmV/each At ports, with 0dB pads
Link budget 8dB 8dB All fiber loss into
HX6213RX
CNR 45dB 47dB
CSO 45dBc 50dBc
CTB 60dBc 60dBc
Test Points
Tip jacks for test probes: Expected nominal values:

On base tray motherboard


TP1: +12 V supply voltage +12 VDC 10%
TP2: +24 V supply voltage +24 VDC 10%
TP3: AC supply voltage 35 - 95 VAC From/to port(s) 1 - 3
TP4: Common Ground reference point
TP5: AC supply voltage 35 - 95 VAC From/to port(s) 4 - 6

In optical receiver modules


COM: Common Ground reference point
IPD: Photodiode current 1 VDC = 1mW optical recd power

In optical transmitter module


GND: Common Ground reference point
LASER POWER 1 VDC = 1mW optical output power

Type F coaxial connectors,


as directionally coupled RF
test points:

On base tray motherboard


10: forward & return for 20dB 0.75dB relative to the See Figure 3, page 5
each of four ports; forward & signal point tapped
signal injection for main path
from lid

In optical transmitter module


1 return for the composite 20dB 0.75dB relative to RF See Figure 4, page 7
signal modulating the laser input to ports, with 0dB port pads
and 0dB RTX pad installed
Recommended Torque Values
for Threaded Connections
Housing closure bolts 7 to 9 ft-lb
RF tray holddown bolts 18 in.-lb
Stinger interconnectors 18 in.-lb
Port connectors, terminators, & 30 in.-lb
caps
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Table 1. ISX3022 Specifications (Continued)

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION REMARKS


Mechanical
Dimensions (H x W x D) 9 x 18 x 9 inches
Weight 30 lb maximum Fully loaded
Environmental
Operating temperature 40 to +60 C (40 to +140 F)
Connection Interfaces
RF distribution cables and local Standard KS 5/8-24 75 Ohm entry Pin length: 7/8 - 15/16 inch
power connector (if used) port connector (stinger)
Fiber optic connector(s) on re- FC/UPC, FC/APC, SC/UPC, or Single mode fiber
ceiver module and bracket in SC/APC
fiber management area
Operating Power
Power input required 35 - 95 V, 50 - 60 Hz Square wave AC, in through
port 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6
Internal power supply output 23.75 24.25 VDC, 4 A maximum
11.75 12.25 VDC, current 1 A max.
AC bypass current 15 A maximum Through any single port

Table 2. Typical Power Consumption For ISX3022 Nodes

NODE CONFIGURATION
A 2 PORTS 3 PORTS 4 PORTS
C ENABLED ENABLED ENABLED
V
O RCVR RCVR RCVR RCVR RCVR RCVR
L ONLY & RTX ONLY & RTX ONLY & RTX
T
S INTERNAL DC LOAD (WATTS)
I 39 42 49.5 52.5 60 63
N
AC CURRENT DRAW (AMPS) FOR NODE ITSELF
35 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.5
45 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.7
55 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4
65 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3
75 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2
85 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1
95 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1

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4. INSTALLATION

4.01 Installation consists of:


Unpacking the ISX3022, opening it, and verifying its factory configuration for the
intended application.
Preparing base and lid assemblies for strand mounting.
Mounting the ISX3022 on the strand and making up coaxial and fiber optic connections.
Configuring the ISX3022 for required AC power routing, tilt-correcting RF equalization,
and RF operating levels.

4.02 Listed below are the tools needed to install and configure this unit:
Open end wrenches to fit 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch hex heads and sizes of hex nuts on port
entry connectors used (or two adjustable wrenches with suitable jaw-opening range)
Ratchet handle for sockets and 6- or 12-point sockets in 1/2- and 3/4-inch sizes
Torque wrenches suitable for applying 7 to 9 foot-pounds and 18 to 30 in.-lb of torque
Hex nut drivers in 1/4- and 1/2-inch sizes
Flat-bladed and Phillips-head screwdrivers
Coaxial cable tools: cable cutter, jacket stripper or penknife, coring tool, center
conductor cleaning tool
Heat gun and power source to operate it
Digital voltmeter
Optical power meter
Optical fiber scope (such as Noyes Fiber Systems OFS-300, with adapter for type of
optical connector used)
Small end-cutting wire cutter
The following materials are also required:
Pin-type (stinger) coaxial cable connectors, 5/8-24 equipment entry, 75 Ohm, sized for
center conductor and outside diameters of cable(s) to be connected (Gilbert Engineering
GRS-xxx-CH-xx or equivalent); one for each RF or power port to be used
KS port terminator, 5/8-24 equipment entry, 75 Ohm, AC power blocked (Gilbert GTR-
M or equivalent); one for any enabled RF port not currently to be used
5/8-24 plug with sealing gasket; one for any case opening not associated with an enabled
port and not already factory sealed (item A5 or A7, page 57)
Fiber optic stub cable with 5/8-24 entry connector, fibers connectorized at one end to
match lid module bulkhead adapter(s), cable long enough to reach fiber splice enclosure
and let ODN optical lid be lowered to the ground if necessary (item M1, page 60)
Heat-shrink tubing of appropriate size(s) to seal around connectors and cables used
Fiber connector/adapter cleaning kit (item M2, page 60), or lint-free wipes, isopropyl
alcohol, lint-free cotton swabs, lint-free pipe cleaners, and oil-free compressed air

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Silicone grease (GE G-623 or equivalent)


ATO fuse(s) as required (item C4 or C7, page 60)
Plug-in equalizer(s) as required (item C3, page 59)
Plug-in pads or terminators as required (item C1, page 59)

A. Pre-mount Preparation of Base Assembly

1. Unpack the ISX3022 shipping carton. Verify the contents and inspect for damage.

Caution: Avoid opening the ISX3022 enclosure in wet weather. Moisture may damage
electronic components within the case. Because the case provides a weather tight seal
when closed, any moisture that gets inside will remain there when the case is reclosed.

2. Loosen the six captive bolts that hold the lid assembly to the base assembly and open the
ISX3022 enclosure.

Caution: Electronic equipment can be damaged by static electrical discharge. When


handling the ISX3022 RF tray, always follow Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection
practices. Wear a grounded wrist strap when you touch the tray or any of its
components. Use anti-static packaging when transporting or storing a tray removed
from the ISX3022 base. When working on a removed tray, place it on an approved,
electrically grounded anti-static mat.

3. Viewing RF tray components through the cutouts in the trays metal cover, check the
nodes factory-installed RF-port configuration:
If there is no hybrid amplifier IC installed in the circuit board cavity marked U5 (see
Figure 6), port 3 was not factory enabled.
If no hybrid amplifier IC is installed in the circuit board cavity marked U4 (Figure 6),
port 6 was not factory enabled.

4. Check system plans for the details of intended connections to the ISX3022. Using that
information and the results of step 3, consult the first two columns of Table 2. For each
port, find intended port status and how the housing opening for that port must be
equipped.

5. For any opening to be plugged that was not factory plugged, or that has only a temporary
unthreaded plastic plug, obtain a 5/8-24 threaded plug with sealing gasket (item A7, page
57). Lightly coat the gasket with silicone grease and install the gasketed plug in the port
opening (30 in.-lb torque).

6. The captive plug factory installed in one of the two casting openings for port 1, 3, 4, or 6
may be blocking the opening you prefer to use for connecting to or terminating that port.
If so, remove the plug, recoat its gasket with silicone grease, and install the plug in the
ports other opening (30 in.-lb torque).

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Figure 6. ISX3022 Base Assembly

7. Undo base-to-lid wiring and fiber interconnections to prepare for removing the RF tray
from the base casting:
Unplug the black-booted coaxial cable from J9 on the lid motherboard. (This is the
cable that goes to J25 on the RF trays motherboard.)
Locate the clamp/ejector fingers projecting from the ends of J1 on the lid mother-
board. Press these fingers outward, away from the center of J1, to disconnect and eject
the ribbon cable plug from J1.
If a return path transmitter is installed on the RF tray motherboard, release the
transmitters output fiber from its attachments in the lid casting. Carefully detach the
fiber and its sheathing from any clips that support them on the fiber management
assembly. Disconnect the fiber connector from the assemblys bulkhead adapter and
immediately cap or plug the connector to keep the fiber clean.

8. Using a 1/4-inch hex nut driver (preferred) or flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the eight
captive screws (Figure 6) that hold the RF tray in the base casting. These screws are
spring loaded to pop up when disengaged.

9. Use flat-blade screwdrivers at the two pry points shown in Figure 6 to start lifting the
tray from the base casting. (The initial resistance felt is from the engagement of coaxial
connectors on the bottom of the tray with interconnectors in the base casting.) When the
tray comes free, remove it from the base casting. Taking care to protect the attached
cables and fiber, set the tray safely aside, cover side down.

10. Optional step: At this point, you may find it convenient to completely separate the
ISX3022 base and lid assemblies before proceeding to step 11. To do so:
Rotate the plastic locking barrel covering the hinge spring between base and lid
castings (Figure 7) as necessary to expose its latching joint. Use a small flat-blade
screwdriver to snap the locking barrel open, and remove the barrel from between the
hinge arms of the base and lid castings.

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Compressing the hinge spring (Figure 7), shift the lid assembly far enough to the left
to free the lids hinge pins from the base castings hinge arms. Separate the lid and
base assemblies, taking care not to lose the hinge spring when it is released.

11. Use a 1/2-inch nut driver to remove the port seizure/stinger interconnector (Figure 8)
from each port position that is to receive either a cable connector or a port terminator.

12. Check the exposed pin length of each connector and terminator to be installed. Trim any
pin that is not the length shown in Figure 9 to the specified dimension.

Table 3. ISX3022 RF Configuration Requirements

REQUIRED TO BE INSTALLED IN:


HOUSING PORT FORWARD PAD RETURN PAD
PORT STATUS OPENING SOCKET SOCKET
With No Return Transmitter Installed
1 2 2
Forward path enabled and to be used Cable connector Pad Terminator
3 2
Forward path enabled but currently Plug or cable con- Terminator Leave empty
not to be used nector1 for future use
3
Forward path not enabled Plug Leave empty Leave empty
For Port 2 only:
1
To be used for AC power input Cable connector N/A N/A
3
Not to be used Plug N/A N/A
3
For Port 5 only: not used in ISX3022 Plug N/A N/A
With Return Transmitter Installed
1 2 2
Forward path enabled and to be used; Cable connector Pad Pad
return path also to be used
1 2 2
Forward path enabled and to be used; Cable connector Pad Terminator
return path not to be used
1 2 2
Forward path enabled but currently Cable connector Terminator Pad
not to be used; return path only
to be used
3 2 2
Forward path enabled but currently Plug or cable con- Terminator Terminator
not to be used; return path also nector1 for future use
not to be used
3 2, 5
Forward path not enabled Plug Leave empty Terminator
For Port 2 only:
1
To be used for AC power input Cable connector
3
N/A N/A
Not to be used Plug N/A N/A
3
For Port 5 only: not used in ISX3022 Plug N/A N/A
1 Pin-type (stinger) coaxial cable connector, 5/8-24 equipment entry, 75 Ohm, sized for center conductor and outside diameters of
cable to be connected (Gilbert Engineering GRS-xxx-CH-xx or equivalent)
2 See item C1, page 59
3 5/8-24 plug with sealing gasket. item A5 or A7, page 57
4 KS port terminator, 5/8-24 equipment entry, 75 Ohm, AC power blocked (Gilbert Engineering GTR-M or equivalent)
5 Terminator required in all trays dated before 99258. In trays after 99258, port paths not enabled are factory terminated on the
motherboard; no IPAD terminator is required.

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Figure 7. RF Tray Removal and Lid/Base Separation Details

Figure 8. Stinger Interconnectors and Port Positions

CONNECTOR
FRONT
(CENTER NUT)
SECTION

6
7/8 TO 15/1
INCH

5099-E

BACK
NUT

Figure 9. Stinger Connector

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13. At the 5/8-24 threaded end of each connector or terminator to be installed, coat the
facing grommet with silicone grease.

Caution: Do not overtighten a terminator or a connector front section. Exceeding the


specified torque may impair component ability to seal moisture out of the node housing.

14. Thread each connector or terminator into the appropriate port and tighten to a torque of
30 in.-lb. (If necessary with connectors, remove the center and back nuts so that torque is
applied only to the front-section nut see Figure 9.)

15. Visually check that the stinger portion of each installed connector or terminator is lying
in one of the insulator cross channels and resting on the metal center piece at the bottom
of the port seizure cavity, as shown in Figure 10.

STINGER
INTERCONNECTOR

STINGER OF CONNECTOR
OR TERMINATOR MUST
BE CENTERED ON
METAL PAD (VIEW
WITH STINGER
INTERCONNECTOR
REMOVED)

5009-B

Figure 10. Stinger Interconnector Installation

Caution: Do not cross-thread or overtighten a stinger interconnector or its threads may


be damaged.

16. Thread each stinger interconnector removed in step 11 into its port seizure opening in the
base casting and manually turn it clockwise until the threads are properly engaged. Then
tighten to a torque of 18 in.-lb.

17. Reinstall the RF tray in the base casting. Press down on the ends of the tray to seat the
coaxial connectors in the stinger interconnectors. Manually engage each of the eight
captive screws first, and then tighten them in the sequence shown in Figure 11 to a
torque of 18 in.-lb.

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Figure 11. Torque Pattern for RF Tray Holddown Screws

B. Pre-mount Preparation of Lid Assembly

1. Determine which of the two openings in the lid casting is to be used for fiber optic cable
entry. If that opening is closed by a factory-installed plug, remove the plug, recoat its
gasket with silicone grease, and install the plug in the other lid-casting opening; torque
the plug to 30 in.-lb.

Caution: Fiber optic cable is sensitive to excessive pulling, bending, and crushing.
Consult the cable manufacturers recommendations before installing the fiber optic stub
cable. Do not apply more pulling force to the cable than specified. Do not bend the cable
more sharply than recommended or allow it to kink or be crushed. Do not bend the
connectorized leads (pigtails) more sharply than the minimum recommended bend radius
of 1.5 inches (3.81 cm). Improper handling may damage the optical fibers within the
cable and alter the cables transmission characteristics.

2. Obtain and carefully unpack the fiber optic stub cable assembly to be used for this
installation (item M1, page 60). Using extra caution, remove protective packaging from
the connectorized end of the cable (but do not remove dust caps from the ends of fiber
optic connectors).

Note: The stub cable may include non-connectorized fibers in addition to the
connectorized fibers. Non-connectorized fibers are spares for possible future use.

3. Verify that the connector type provided matches the bulkhead adapter(s) on the optical
receiver and in the fiber management area of the ISX3022 lid, and that the cable
assembly includes a two-piece OptiFit (or equivalent) enclosure connector and a length
of heat shrink tubing like those shown in Figure 12.

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Figure 12. Connectorized End of Fiber Optic Stub Cable

4. Slide the heat shrink tubing over the connectorized end of the fiber optic cable and move
it past the enclosure connector as shown in Figure 13.

HEAT SHRINK
TUBING

5039-A

Figure 13. Prepositioning Heat Shrink Tubing

5. At the 5/8-24 threaded end of the connector, lightly coat the facing grommet with
silicone grease.

Caution: Do not exceed the recommended 1.5-inch (3.81 cm) bend radius when passing
fiber leads through the fiber port. Do not pull or apply tension to the fiber leads or
connectors, or damage may occur.

6. With the dust caps still attached, pass the connectorized fiber leads (one at time) through
the fiber entry port as shown in Figure 14.

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FIBER
LEADS

FIBER
ENTRY PORT

LID ASSEMBLY 4946-B

Figure 14. Inserting Fiber Leads Into Port Opening

7. Feed the fiber leads into the fiber port until the protective tubing passes through the port
as shown in Figure 15.

Figure 15. Protective Tubing

8. Unscrew the fitting nut from the connector main body (use adjustable wrenches if
necessary) and slide the fitting nut down the cable until it is out of the way as shown in
Figure 16.

CONNECTOR
MAIN BODY

FITTING 5040-A
NUT

Figure 16. Fitting Nut

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CONNECTOR
PORT MAIN BODY
OPENING

5036-A

LID ASSEMBLY

Figure 17. Tightening Connector Main Body

Caution: Overtightening any of the connector components may cause stress fractures to
connector threads.
9. While holding the cable to prevent rotation, thread the connector main body into the
entry port as shown in Figure 17, and then tighten to 30 in.-lb. Do not overtighten the
connector main body.
10. Slide the fitting nut down the cable until it contacts the connector main body and thread

PORT
OPENING

FITTING
NUT

CONNECTOR
MAIN BODY

5035-A

LID ASSEMBLY

Figure 18. Tightening Fitting Nut

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the fitting nut into the connector main body. Then while holding the connector main
body stationary, tighten the fitting nut against the main body as shown in Figure 18.

11. Slide the heat shrink tubing forward over the connector main body until it butts up
against the side of the enclosure. The tubing should cover the entire connector plus at
least 2 inches of the cable sheath beyond the connector.

4967-C

SHRINK THIS AREA FIRST.


ALLOW TO COOL FOR
TWO MINUTES.

Figure 19. Using Heat Gun To Shrink Tubing

12. Starting at the end of the tubing next to the enclosure, use a heat gun to shrink just that
section of the tubing that covers the area shown in Figure 19.

Note: Allow the area of heat shrink tubing that covers the connector to cool for
two minutes before proceeding to step 13. This will prevent the tubing from
pulling away from the connector.

13. Use the heat gun to shrink the section of heat shrink tubing that covers the cable.

14. The stub cable is now secured where it enters the node lid. Inside the lid, open the four
plastic fiber saddles in the fiber management area (if they were not previously opened at
step A.7, page 17).

15. Separate the stub-cable connectorized fiber(s) currently to be used from the remaining
(spare) fibers. Form the spare fibers into loops that will fit around the saddles. Insert the
fiber loops into the saddles, arrange them at the bottom of the available space, and tape
them to the bottom of the fiber management assembly.

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16. Form the connectorized fiber(s) to be used into similar loops and insert them into the
saddles, leaving enough of each connectorized end free to reach its target bulkhead
adapter (on receiver module or fiber management assembly bracket, as applicable).

17. Close the snap-lock top of each saddle to secure the fibers.

18. Clean fiber optic connectors as described in the section starting on the next page.

19. Observing the precautions detailed in the section starting on the next page, mate the
connector of each fiber to be used with its target bulkhead adapter (on the receiver
module or the fiber management assembly bracket, as applicable).

20. For reference later when making up fiber splices, record which fiber was used for the
forward path signal (connected to the optical receiver module). If a return transmitter is
included in this node, also record which fiber was connected to the fiber management
bracket bulkhead adapter for the return path signal.

Caution: If only one of the lid castings fiber entry ports is used, be sure a threaded
sealing plug closes the second port to maintain watertight integrity of the lid. If
necessary, remove any temporary dust seal from the unused port and install an item A7,
page 57, applying silicone grease to its gasket and torquing it to 30 in.-lb.

21. If you separated the ISX3022 base and lid assemblies at step A.10 (page 17), rejoin them
as follows:
Place the hinge spring over the spring pins on the base and lid casting hinge arms,
compress the spring as necessary to fit the lids hinge pins into the notches in the base
casting hinge arms, and let the spring seat the hinge pins in the holes in the arms.
Fit the split plastic locking barrel over the hinge spring and snap its halves together.

22. Replace the base-to-lid wiring and fiber interconnections undone at step A.7 (page 17).

23. Check that the cover is securely in place over the electronics tray in the base assembly.
Close the housing lid and align it squarely with the housing base. Thread the six captive
housing lid bolts into the tapped holes in the base casting, just finger tight, in preparation
for mounting the ISX3022.

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C. Cleaning and Mating Fiber Optic Connectors and Adapters

1. Thoroughly clean all fiber optic connectors and adapters before making up any
connections. Any contamination of the optical interface where one fiber mates with
another can severely degrade the performance of a fiber optic system.

2. Required cleaning materials:


Lint free laboratory wipes (Chemtronics Control Wipes or equivalent)
Isopropyl alcohol, reagent grade (99.5% pure)
Optical Fiber Connector Cleaner (lint-free microporous fabric on an enclosed reel
with use-once-and-advance shutter mechanism, Alcoa Fujikura Ltd PREP FCC-02-R
or equivalent)
Adapter Cleaner Tips (microporous fabric spiral-wrapped on end of thin plastic
handle, Alcoa Fujikura Ltd ACT-1 or equivalent)

3. Recommended inspection device:


Fiber inspection microscope (fiberscope200X minimum magnification micro-
scope with integral illumination, such as Leica Fibervue 31-22-70 or Noyes Fiber
Systems OFS-300, with adapter required to position ferrule of connector type in use)
Optimum signal transfer between fibers terminated in fiber optic connectors occurs only
if the fiber ends come together precisely aligned and with nothing between them that can
attenuate, refract, or reflect the lightwave. Fabrication techniques precisely center each
fiber and its cladding in the connectors cylindrical ferrule. Each ferrule endface is
slightly domed (with the fiber at the apex of the dome) and highly polished. The split
sleeve in the adapter used to mate two connectors grips the two ferrules snugly and keeps
them aligned. Other mechanical features of connectors and adapters hold the ferrule
endfaces pressed together. But it is the installing technicians responsibility to see that

Figure 20. Fiberscope Inspection of a Fiber Optic Connector Ferrule

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endfaces are clean before they are joined. Figures 20 and 21 show why a fiberscope is
the tool for that job.

Figure 21. Typical Ferrule Endface Contamination Visible Through a Fiberscope

Warning: Infrared radiation is invisible and can seriously damage the retina of the eye.
Be certain that no laser light is present on a fiber before cleaning its connector. Do not
assume that laser power is turned off, or that a fiber is disconnected at its other end. Use
an optical power meter if necessary to identify active fibers.

4. To clean a connector, fold a clean, new wipe into a 2-inch square pad. Moisten (but do
not saturate) about a 1/2-inch diameter portion of the pad with alcohol. Wrap the
moistened part of the pad around the exposed ferrule end andusing firm finger

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pressuretwist the pad around the ferrule in at least three back-and-forth quarter- to
half-turn rotations. The pad should squeak against the ferrule.

5. Press the ferrule endface into the wet spot on the wipe. Using firm force, twist the ferrule
so that a wiping action occurs. Repeat this twice, using a clean alcohol-moistened spot
on the pad each time. The pad should squeak against the ferrule.

6. Press the ferrule endface into a dry spot on the wipe andusing gentle forcetwist the
ferrule so that a wiping action occurs. Discard the used pad.

7. Visually inspect the ferrule endface for cleanliness. We strongly recommend use of a
fiberscope for this inspection.
If fiberscope inspection shows that endface cleanliness meets the standard shown in
Figure 22, go to step 9.
If fiberscope inspection shows that the ferrule endface is not thoroughly clean, or if no
fiberscope is available, continue with step 8.

Figure 22. Inspection Standard for Clean Ferrule Endface (Viewed Through Fiberscope)

Caution: When performing step 8 on an angle


polished connector, tilt the connector until the
angled ferrule endface is parallel with the
cleaning tape. Then drag the ferrule surface
over the tape low side first, so that the sharper
high side of the ferrule does not snag in and tear
the tape fabric.

8. Open the optical fiber connector cleaner reels access window shutter to expose a new
section of cleaning tape, and hold the shutter open. Using only one side of the exposed
tape section, firmly press the ferrule endface against the tape and drag and twist it along

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the fabric for a sustained wiping action. Repeat this, but along the other, unused side of
the tape section. Then let the shutter close to prevent further use of that tape section.

9. To clean an empty adapter, pass a fresh adapter cleaner tip all the way through it. Repeat
several times. The objective is to wipe off and push through any loose contaminant
particles, leaving nothing that could later be dislodged by and fall between the endfaces
of connector ferrules. Discard the cleaner tip after using it on one adapter.

Note: Connectors on interior fibers and the bulkhead adapters holding such
connectors inside C-COR.net equipment units are scrupulously cleaned as part of
factory assembly and then kept protected by dust covers. Accordingly, connectors
and adapters on units fresh from the factory should not require cleaning. If units
are later left with bulkhead adapters empty and uncapped, contamination may
occur. In such cases, enough careful and limited disassembly to permit use of the
cleaning and inspection procedures described above may be required; see steps 12
through 32 starting on the next page.

Caution: When mating or separating fiber optic


connectors and adapters, always keep the
connector ferrule directly in line with the
adapter split ring. Attempting to insert or
remove a connector at an angle can: 1) shave
minute particles off the interior of a metallic
adapter split ring, thus perhaps contaminating
the fiber-to-fiber interface; or 2) fracture a
ceramic adapter split ring, leading to fiber
misalignment.

10. To mate an FC connector and adapter:


Insert the connector into the adapter, taking care to keep the connector ferrule in line
with the adapters split sleeve.
Rotate the connector as necessary until its key (Figure 20) slips into the adapter
keyway.
Thread the connector cap clockwise onto the adapter until finger tight to complete the
connection.

11. To mate an SC connector and adapter:


Orient the connector to align its keyed side with the slotted keyway side of the
adapter.
Taking care to keep the connector ferrule in line with the adapters split sleeve, insert
the connector all the way into the adapter, until the mating latches click.

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Optional Access to Interior Fiber Connectors and Bulkhead Adapters

Caution: Not all C-COR.net optical units were designed to facilitate end user cleaning
of internal optical connectors. We therefore recommend use of our Repair Services (see
Contacting C-COR.net Technical Support in the Front Matter of this manual) if
internal connector cleaning becomes necessary. For cases where returning a unit for
such service may not be a viable option, we also provide procedural steps 12 through 32
below. The customer must recognize that performance of steps 15 through 30 is at the
customers sole risk. Repairs of any damage caused by performance of these steps will
be at the customers expense.

12. Having determined that the optical connector within a receiver module must be inspected
and perhaps cleaned in the field, remove the module from the ISX3022 lid:
Use a flat blade screwdriver or 3/16 inch hex nut driver to loosen the two module
retaining screws until they disengage from the threaded inserts in the lid casting. (The
screws will remain captive in the module, as intended, unless you pull out on them
and back them out several more counterclockwise turns.)
Pull the module straight out to disengage the plug in its base from the hybrid
connector on the lid motherboard.

13. If the receiver has a type SC bulkhead adapter, compare adapter mounting to that shown
in Figure 29. If there is a 5/32 inch diameter clearance hole and an unused 2-56 tapped
hole on each side of the adapter as in Figure 23, you can probably access the internal
optical connector by dismounting the bulkhead adapter. There may be no need to open
the module. Go to step 16.

Figure 23. Type SC Bulkhead Adapter on Module Removed from Node

14. If the receiver has an oval-base FC bulkhead adapter attached by two screws to a square
mounting plate, and that plate is attached by two more screws to the module housing,
you can probably dismount the adapter to access the internal optical connector. There
may be no need to open the module. Go to step 16.

Caution: Other receiver appearances do not reliably indicate whether the bulkhead
adapter can be dismounted, or whether the module must be opened for access to the
internal fiber optic connector. Some adapters are mounted using through screws and a
nut plate or individual nuts and lockwashers inside the module. Many adapters include a
retaining clip meant to hold the adapter captive even if its mounting screws are removed.
Step 15 may let you dismount the adapter, but do not proceed with this step unless you
are also prepared to go on and open the module if necessary.

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15. To try dismounting the bulkhead adapter, use a #2 Allen wrench (5/64 inch) to loosen
just one of its mounting screws. Keeping the wrench pressed into the screw socket,
loosen the screw no more than three turns, observing the results:
If the screw loosens but does not steadily back out as you turn it, it is a through screw
secured by a nut within the housing. You may or may not be able to retighten the
screw. Either way, you must open the module for access to the internal connector. Go
to step 18.
If the screw does back out steadily as you turn it, it still may be a through screw going
into an interior nut plate. To check whether that is the case, loosen the second adapter
mounting screw (again no more than three turns) and see if moving one screw now
moves the other as well. If so, retighten both screws. You must open the module to
access the internal connector. Go to step 18.
If both adapter mounting screws back out steadily and independently as you turn
them, the adapter still may be secured by internal retaining clips. Loosen both screws
and tug gently on the adapter. If the adapter does not move freely, it is secured by
clips. Go to step 18.
If both adapter mounting screws back out steadily and independently as you turn
them, and gentle tugging shows that the adapter moves freely, you may be able to
dismount the adapter to access the internal connector. There may be no need to open
the module. Continue with step 16.

16. Using a #2 Allen wrench (5/64 inch), remove both adapter mounting screws, along with
any lockwashers and/or flat washers that were installed with them.

17. Carefully withdraw the bulkhead adapter from its mounting hole.
If the adapter is a type SC and will not withdraw, it is probably being held in place by
an interior spring retaining clip. You will have to open the module for access to the
internal connector. Continue with step 18.
If the adapter comes out of its mounting hole OK, withdraw it only far enough to gain
finger access to the internal fiber optic connectorno more than about two inches
maximum. Figure 25 shows how internal fiber is typically looped within a module.
Adapter withdrawal must not crimp or strain the fiber emerging from the loop. Go to
step 23.

18. To open a receiver or transmitter housing, start by removing the two captive module
retaining screws (Figure 24). For each screw in turn, pull outward on its slotted end and
turn it counterclockwise to engage the screws threads inside the module. A few more
counterclockwise turns will release it. Then pull it straight out of the module.

19. If there is a strip of RF shielding tape covering the joint between module cover and base
as shown in Figure 24, remove and discard the tape.

20. Remove the eight 4-40 flat head cover screws shown in Figure 24. Because these screws
were installed with thread locking adhesive, considerable torque may be needed to break
them free. For best results, and to minimize the chance of stripping a screw head, use an
anti cam-out No. 1 Phillips screwdriver bit.

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21. Carefully lift the cover off the module to expose the interior end of the bulkhead adapter
and the fiber connector attached to it (Figure 25).

Figure 24. Exterior Details of ISX-Family Receiver Module

22. If you were unable to retighten an adapter-mounting through screw loosened at step 15,
retighten the screw now that you have access to keep its nut from turning.

Figure 25. Interior of ISX-Family Receiver Module

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23. Disengage the fiber connector from the bulkhead adapter:


For a type FC connector, unscrew the connector cap until it releases from the adapter.
Then pull the connector straight out of the adapter, keeping the connector ferrule
directly in line with the adapter split ring.
For a type SC connector, pull straight back on the connector body until it unlatches
from the adapter. Then continue withdrawing the connector, keeping its ferrule
directly in line with the adapter split ring.

24. Clean the connector and adapter per steps 4 through 9 above. While performing those
operations, be careful not to crimp or strain the fiber.

25. When cleaning has been satisfactorily completed, first cap or plug the outer end of the
bulkhead adapter. Then reassemble the fiber connector to the adapter per step 10 or 11
above, as appropriate.

26. If the bulkhead adapter was dismounted from the module per step 16 above, reinsert it
into its mounting hole, being careful not to damage the fiber. Be sure any washers that
were on the adapter mounting screws at step 16 are on the screws again, in the correct
order. Apply a thin coating of thread locking adhesive (Loctite 222 or equivalent) to the
screw threads and reinstall the screws to secure the adapter to the module. Go to step 30.

27. If the module was opened per steps 18 through 21 above, check that the fiber is neatly
coiled as in Figure 25 and carefully replace the cover on the module.

28. Apply a thin coating of thread locking adhesive (Loctite 222 or equivalent) to the threads
of the eight 4-40 flat head screws removed at step 20 above and reinstall the screws at
the locations shown in Figure 24 to secure the cover on the module.

29. If you removed RF shielding tape at step 19 above, clean off any loose adhesive residue
and apply a fresh strip of shielding tape (PN 37337-0002) over the slight gap between
module cover and base as shown in Figure 24.

30. Reinstall the module retaining screws in the positions shown in Figure 24. For each
screw in turn, insert the threaded end straight into and through the module until the point
enters the tapped hole in the base. Several clockwise turns will then run the threaded
portion of the screw completely through the tapped base hole. This leaves the screws
captive in the module but loose enough to align readily with the threaded inserts in the
lid casting at step 32.

31. Return the receiver module to its position in the ISX3022 lid and plug it in, mating the
connector in the module base with the lid motherboard connector at that position.

32. Manually start both module retaining screws into the threaded inserts in the lid casting.
Then use a flat blade screwdriver or 3/16 inch hex nut driver to tighten the screws and
secure the module in place.

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D. Mounting the Prepared ISX3022

1. Before proceeding with the aerial work involved in a strand-mount installation of the
ISX3022 (like that shown in Figure 27):
Check that the RF connectors installed in the base casting are where needed for
convenient connection of coaxial cables.
Check that the two strand clamps are assembled to the ISX3022 base casting as shown
in Figure 26 (with the bolts loosened for easy manipulation).

CLAMP
BOLT
STRAND
CLAMP

STRAND

LID BASE
ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY

5147-A

Figure 26. Strand Clamp Assembly

2. Hang the ISX3022 enclosure from the aerial strand with the strand seated in the clamp
grooves as shown in Figure 26.

3. Adjust ISX3022 position along the strand so that the enclosure is at least 26 inches from
pole hardware, as shown in Figure 27. Then tighten the two strand-clamp bolts to secure
the clamps around the strand and to the enclosure base casting.

4. For pedestal or other non-strand mounting of the ISX3022, remove the strand clamps
and bolts from the strand-clamp bosses. Use the bolts instead to secure the base to the
support structure at the two tapped bosses in the bottom (back) of the base casting.

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Figure 27. Typical ISX3022 Installation

E. Connecting Coaxial Cables and Fiber Optic Stub Cable

Caution: To prevent electrical shock, never install equipment in a wet location or


during a lightning storm.

Danger: Electrical shock may cause serious injury or death. Always verify that
electrical power is not present on a coaxial cable before handling the cable. Never
assume that power is not being supplied to the cable at some other point in the system.

1. Use a voltmeter to test for AC voltage between the center conductor and the aluminum
sheath of each coaxial cable to be connected to the ISX3022. Do not proceed until you
are certain that AC power is not being applied to any cable you will be handling.

2. Determine the locations of the expansion loop(s) required in the coaxial distribution
cable(s). Figure 28 shows typical dimensions for ISX3022 cable connections.

Note: Both the space required for expansion loops and the minimum bend radius for
coaxial cable generally depend on cable diameter. Refer to the cable manufacturers
instructions for specific recommendations.

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Figure 28. Typical Space Allowances for Expansion Loops and Bends

3. Loosen lashing wire clamps (bug nuts) to provide some slack in cables when forming
expansion loops and making bends.

4. Use a bending board to form the required expansion loops in the coaxial distribution
cable(s).

5. Hand-form the end of each cable as shown in Figure 28 so that the cable end aligns with
the appropriate port in the ISX3022.

6. Trim each coaxial cable so that its end is flush with the front section of the stinger
connector previously installed (steps A.4-A.17, pages 16-20) for its port (see Figure 29).

Figure 29. Trimming Cable for Connection to Port

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7. Use a jacket stripper or pen knife to strip approximately 4.0 inches (10.2 cm) of the outer
jacket off one of the coaxial cables to be connected, as shown in Figure 30.

5098-A

CHES
4.0 IN

Figure 30. Stripping Cable Outer Jacket

8. Clean the exposed aluminum sheath of the cable per local practice.

9. Using a coring tool appropriate to the coaxial cable being connected, expose the center
conductor of the cable. (Properly used, the coring tool will remove a segment of
aluminum sheath and a precise amount of dielectric material without contacting the
cable center conductor. The result should look like Figure 31.)

Figure 31. Cored Coaxial Cable

10. Using the appropriate center conductor cleaning tool, carefully clean the cable center
conductor. Take care not to nick or scratch the conductor.

11. Cut an 8-inch (209cm) length of heat shrink tubing of a diameter suitable to the cable
and connector being used. Slide the tubing over the end of and far enough back along the
coaxial cable to prevent the tubings interfering with assembly of the connector.

12. Remove the back nut from the body of the stinger connector to be made up and slide the
back nut over the end of the coaxial cable as shown in Figure 32.

BACK NUT

CENTER
CONDUCTOR

COAX
CABLE

ALUMINUM
SHEATH
4538-A

Figure 32. Sliding Back Nut Over Cable

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BACK NUT

CENTER
CONDUCTOR

CONNECTOR COAX
(CENTER NUT) CABLE

ALUMINUM
SHEATH
4536-A

ALUMINUM
SLEEVE

Figure 33. Sliding Connector Main Body Over Cable End

13. Fit the stinger connector main body (center nut) over the end of the coaxial cable as
shown in Figure 33, and push it as far onto the cable as it will go. The cable center
conductor should then protrude as shown in Figure 34.

14. With the connector center nut pressed fully onto the end of the cable, trim the cable
center conductor so that it extends 0.25 inch past the nut, as shown in Figure 34.

BACK NUT

CENTER
COAX
CONDUCTOR
CABLE

0.25 IN. 4535-A

Figure 34. Trimming Center Conductor

15. Thread the connector center nut onto the stinger connector front section installed earlier
in the ISX3022 base assembly port opening. Make certain that the aluminum sheath of
the cable stays fully seated, as far into the connector center nut as it will go.

16. While holding the previously installed connector front section stationary, tighten the
connector center nut against the front section as shown in Figure 35.

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Figure 35. Tightening Connector Center Nut

17. Test the connection by pulling outward on the cable. If the connector has been properly
made up, the cable will not move.

18. Thread the connector back nut into the connector center nut.

19. While holding the connector center nut stationary, tighten the back nut against the center
nut as shown in Figure 36.

Figure 36. Tightening Connector Back Nut

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20. Repeat steps 7 through 19 above for each additional cable to be connected.

21. For one of the cables just connected, slide the heat shrink tubing (which was put on the
cable in step 11 above) forward over the stinger connector until the tubing butts up
against the enclosure. The entire connector and at least two inches of the cable jacket
beyond the connector should be covered by the tubing.

22. Starting at the end of the tubing next to the enclosure, use a heat gun to shrink just that
section of the tubing that covers the connector, as shown in Figure 37.

Note: Allow the area of heat shrink tubing that covers the connector to cool for two
minutes before proceeding to step 23. This will prevent the tubing from pulling away
from the connector.

5004-A

SHRINK THIS AREA FIRST.


ALLOW TO COOL FOR
TWO MINUTES.

Figure 37. Using Heat Gun to Shrink Tubing

23. Use the heat gun to shrink the section of heat shrink tubing that covers the cable.

24. Repeat steps 21 through 23 above for each additional cable connected.

25. Retighten any lashing wire clamps loosened in step 3 above.

26. Install cable spacers and cable support clamps in accordance with local practice.

27. Route the fiber optic stub cable as shown in Figure 38. The service loop should be made
large enough to allow future lowering of the node lid to the ground if necessary.

28. Secure the loop to the strand using cable spacers and cable support clamps.

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Note: If necessary, the fiber optic stub cable may be grouped with coaxial cables when
supporting it from the strand.

29. Feed the free end of the fiber optic stub cable into the splice enclosure and splice into the
fiber distribution plant in accordance with local practice.

Figure 38. Routing Fiber Optic Stub Cable

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F. Configuring the Installed ISX3022: AC Fuses

1. Before powering up the coaxial cable that is to deliver AC power to the ISX3022:
Refer to system plans for the details of AC power distribution needs.
Refer to Figure 39 for the AC power routing options available in the ISX3022.

2. If a surge clamp (optional) is to be used, check that it is in place in the holder clips
marked SURGE CLAMP 1 and A1 on the ISX3022 RF tray motherboard. The
clamps rectangular housing will be above the holder clips, partially concealing them.

3. Check that an ATO standard 7.5-A. fuse is plugged into the fuseholder clips marked PS
INPUT 1 and F7 on the RF tray motherboard.

Note: In addition to affording overcurrent protection, fuse F7 provides a way to let node
internal circuitry be powered down while AC is still applied to and passed through the
ISX3022. If the intention is to apply AC without immediately powering up the ISX3022
itself, remove F7 or leave the PS INPUT 1 clips empty for now.

4. Determine whether system plans call for this ISX3022 to be configured for conventional
or for split-node AC power distribution.
If a single source is to supply AC power to this node and to all other devices that are
to be fed through it (conventional power distribution), continue with step 5.
If one AC source is to supply this node and some devices to be fed through it, but a
second AC source is also to connect to the node to power additional devices (split-
node distribution), go to step 9.

5. Check that a shunt is plugged into the F9 POWER BUS INTERCONNECT clips.

6. Check which port is to receive incoming AC power. Install a suitable ATO standard fuse
(20 A. maximum) in the fuseholder clips for that one port.

Caution: Do not install any AC bypass fuse(s) per step 7 without first determining that
the equipment to be fed is ready for power-up and that power-up will not create any
personnel safety hazard.

7. If AC power is to be passed through this ISX3022 to other equipment, install an ATO


standard fuse (up to 20 A.) in the fuseholder clips for each port that is to provide an
outgoing AC power feed. (Do this only when it is safe to activate any such AC feeds.)

8. Check that all fuseholder clips other than those used per steps 3, 5, 6 and 7 are empty.
Go to step 15.

9. If a shunt is plugged into the F9 POWER BUS INTERCONNECT clips on the RF tray
motherboard, remove the shunt. Leaving the F9 position empty splits the nodes AC
power distribution connections into two sections, one for ports 1, 2, and 3, and the other
for ports 4 and 6.

Note: When the F9 position is left empty for split-node AC power distribution, it is the
F1-F2-F3 side of the RF tray motherboard that powers the node itself, through F7. The

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internal AC-to-DC supply in ISX3022 nodes cannot be powered from the F4-F6 side
except through a shunt installed in POWER BUS INTERCONNECT position F9.

10. Check which of ports 1 through 3 is to receive the incoming AC that is to power the
node. Install a suitable ATO standard fuse (20 A. maximum) in the fuseholder clips for
that one port.

Caution: Do not install any AC bypass fuse(s) per step 11 without first determining that
the equipment to be fed is ready for power-up and that power-up will not create any
personnel safety hazard.

11. If AC power from the source connected per step 10 is to be passed through this node
section to other equipment, install an ATO standard fuse (up to 20 A.) in the fuseholder
clips for each of ports 1 - 3 that is to provide an outgoing AC power feed. (Do this only
when it is safe to activate any such AC feeds.)

12. Check whether port 4 or port 6 is to receive the incoming AC to be passed through to
power other devices. Install a suitable ATO standard fuse (20 A. maximum) in the
fuseholder clips for that one port.

Caution: Do not install any AC bypass fuse(s) per step 13 without first determining that
the equipment to be fed is ready for power-up and that power-up will not create any
personnel safety hazard.

13 Install an ATO standard fuse (up to 20 A.) in the fuseholder clips for port 4 or port 6,
whichever is to provide an outgoing AC power feed. (Do this only when it is safe to
activate that AC feed.)

14. Check that all fuseholder clips other than those used per steps 3, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are
empty.

15. When this node and any units that are to receive AC power through it are all ready for
power-up, and all personnel are clear, activate the power source(s). The output from the
nodes internal AC-to-DC supply should light green LEDs DS1 and DS2. Results can
also be checked with a digital voltmeter at the power supply test points shown in Figure
39. The square-wave input AC voltage should measure 35 to 90 V between TP3 and
TP4. If a second power source was connected per steps 9 through 14, the level of that
feed-through AC voltage can be read between TP4 and TP5. The nodes internal
operating supply should measure a nominal 24 VDC between TP2 and TP4, and a
nominal 12 VDC between TP1 and TP4.

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Figure 39. ISX3022 Power Distribution and Locations of Power Test


Points, Indicators, Fuses, and Surge Suppressor

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G. Configuring the Installed ISX3022: Equalizers

1. Consult system plans to see what RF equalization has been specified as needed to offset
tilt introduced by the coaxial cables this ISX3022 feeds. Then install equalizers as
required, per steps 2 and 3, bearing in mind the following general considerations.
Where equalization is to be the same for all ports in use, and does not exceed 16, only
a primary equalizer is needed. Secondary equalizer positions (factory-equipped with
strap-through jumpers) can be ignored.
If individual ports require different equalization, or any port requires more than 16,
both the primary and one or more of the secondary equalizer positions shown in
Figure 40 must be used. The total equalization for any port will be that provided by
the primary equalizer plus whatever is added by the secondary equalizer for that port.
The primary equalizer position must always be occupied, if not by an equalizer, then
by a plug-in jumper module (0dB equalizer).

2. Plug an appropriately sized equalizer (item C3, page 59) into primary equalizer socket
A20 (see Figure 40).

Caution: Do not mistake the signature correcting unit at position A5 (Figure 40) for an
equalizer. Although assembled in the same type of housing as an equalizer, it does not
perform the same function. Leave it plugged into A5.

3. If a secondary equalizer is needed for any port, cut the jumper wires at the equalizer
position for that port (see Figure 40). Cut both ends of each jumper flush with the board.
Then plug in an appropriately sized equalizer.

Figure 40. ISX3022 Equalizer Locations

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H. Configuring the Installed ISX3022: Pads and Terminators (Forward Path)

1. The ISX3022 RF tray motherboard contains five sockets for plug-in attenuator pads used
to adjust forward path RF levels. In certain configurations, some of these sockets may
instead require a plug-in 75-Ohm terminator. Figure 3 (page 5) shows the functional
positions of these sockets in block diagram form. Figure 41 shows their physical
locations on the circuit board. Table 3 (page 18) lists all possible port configurations and
shows where a pad or terminator is required for each. Where a pad is indicated,
determine the rating needed per step 2 or steps 3 through 10, as applicable, bearing in
mind the following general considerations.
A pad must always be installed in master forward-path socket A4. The value of this
pad should be chosen to attenuate the RF signal received from the lid to the +20dBmV
level considered optimum for input to forward path primary amplifier stage U2. (That
equates to +22dBmV at tray motherboard input connector J25 with a 0dB pad
installed in socket A4.)
A pad must be installed in the forward-path socket for each port in use. Pad value
should be chosen to attenuate individual port amplifier output as needed to give the
level desired (typically about +44dBmV) at the coaxial cable connected to that port.
Where Table 3 shows that a particular port configuration requires a terminator in a
pad socket, the terminator ensures that a currently unused internal circuit element or
connection point will not degrade signal quality elsewhere.
Where Table 3 says Leave empty for a pad socket, its because the socket is isolated
in that port configuration. Plugging in either a terminator or a pad will have no effect
on ISX3022 operation.

2. Figure 42 summarizes the RF output levels that ISX3022 receiver modules deliver for
typical optical inputs. Figure 43 shows nominal node losses and gains from receiver
output (in any available configuration) to a typical port connection (port 4 is shown;
ports 1, 3, and 6 are similar). Taken together, this information enables a preliminary
determination of pad values based on system plans alone, with neither AC power nor an
optical input signal needed. For example, consider the case of a single high-gain optical
receiver installed in the node, to receive a 112 channel optical input from an 870 MHz
transmitter in an HWX equipment shelf. Then:
The High-Gain Receiver Module chart of Figure 42 shows that a 0dBm optical
input in this case can be expected to give a receiver RF output level of about
+25.5dBmV. (Node performance specifications are based on a 0dBm optical input.
Its therefore best to base preliminary pad values on a 0dBm input unless system
design and node location clearly make that input level impossible to achieve.)
Figure 43 shows that the fixed losses between receiver output and the input to primary
amplifier U2 total about 3dB. Because that 3dB of unavoidable built-in attenuation
will reduce the receivers +25.5dBmV output to +22.5dBmV, a 2.5dB pad should be
used in socket A4 to get the +20dBmV wanted at U2.
Figure 43 further shows that, if this is a fully enabled four-port node, there is a
potential net gain of 29dB from U2 input through to the port 4 connection point. That
would increase the +20dBmV signal entering U2 to a +49dBmV output signal at port

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4. Using a 5dB pad in socket A16 will reduce that to the +44dBmV level presumably
wanted.
If this is a two- or three-port node, the absence of splitter A13 increases the potential
net gain (U2 input to port 4 output) from 29dB to 32.5dB. In that case, socket A16
needs an 8.5dB pad to give a +44dBmV port 4 output.

Figure 41. ISX3022 Pad Socket Locations

Figure 42. Nominal ISX3022 Receiver Outputs For Typical Optical Inputs

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Figure 43. Nominal RF Losses/Gains in ISX3022 Forward Path

3. When AC power and the intended optical input are available, pad values can be adjusted
more precisely to actual system and node operating conditions. First, perform step 4
and/or steps 5 through 6 to confirm that an appropriate signal is being delivered to the
optical receiver.

4 Using a digital voltmeter, check the voltage between the active receiver modules COM
and IPD test points. This voltage is derived from IPD (photodiode current) such that a
reading of 1 V represents 1mW (0dBm) of received optical power:
10 Log (IPD reading in volts) = (Received optical power in dBm)
The optimum IPD reading is 1.0 V (0dBm). Readings between 0.5 V (3dBm) and 2.0 V
(+3dBm) are acceptable for the high-gain receivers. While it is possible to operate with a
reading as low as 0.2 V (7dBm), perform step 5 following any reading of less than 0.5
V to be sure the optical signal is not accidentally being attenuated at the receiver input.
Also check system design to verify the intended optical input level.

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Figure 44. ISX3022 Test Point Locations (All 20dB)

Warning: To avoid exposure to laser radiation, do not look into the end of any optical
fiber or bulkhead connector. Infrared radiation is invisible and can seriously damage the
retina of the eye.

5. Disconnect the connector on the end of the incoming forward-path fiber from the
receivers bulkhead adapter. Perform the procedure of Section 4.C (page 27) for
connector cleaning. Then connect the fiber to an optical power meter and note the
power-level reading obtained.
If the observed power level is less than 7dBm, take whatever steps are necessary
upstream to increase the optical power input available to the receiver module to at
least 7dBm, and if possible, to about 0dBm.
If the observed power level is greater than +3dBm for input to a high-gain receiver,
obtain an in-line optical attenuator that will reduce signal level to about 0dBm. Clean
the attenuator and the bulkhead adapter per Section 4.C (page 27) and install the
attenuator in the adapter.

6. Disconnect the incoming fiber from the power meter and reconnect the fiber to the
bulkhead adapter (or to the attenuator just installed in the adapter).

7. Connect a spectrum analyzer or signal level meter to primary forward-path test point
connector J7 (Figure 44).

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Note: The signal level observed at any ISX3022 F-connector test point is at 20dB with
respect to the actual RF signal at that point in the node.

8. With a known-good optical signal being received, note the level of a mid-frequency or
average-strength signal component. Install a pad in primary forward-path pad socket A4
that will reduce the level of that component to +22dBmV (+2dBmV as observed on the
spectrum analyzer or signal level meter).

9. For each active port in turn, move the spectrum analyzer or signal level meter connection
to the forward-path test point connector for that port (Figure 44). Plug a 0dB pad into the
forward-path pad socket for that port (Figure 41) and note the level of the reference
signal component used in step 8. Replace the 0dB pad with one that will reduce that level
to the output level wanted for that port.

10. As an alternative to using a received optical signal for the test source when checking
individual port RF levels per step 9 (or performing downstream system tests), a sweep
signal may be injected at connector J8 (Figure 44). Note from Figure 43 that with a 0dB
pad in A4 the sweep signal reaching primary amplifier U2 through the primary equalizer
will be at a level about 21dB down from that applied to J8. To avoid interference with
the sweep signal during such testing, temporarily disconnect from the receiverand
immediately capthe fiber carrying any incoming optical signal.

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J. Configuring the Installed ISX3022: Pads and Terminators (Return Path)

1. Return path signal flow through an ISX3022 node involves components both on its RF
tray motherboard and on the return transmitter installed at motherboard position A3.
The RF tray motherboard contains four sockets for plug-in attenuator pads used to
adjust individual-port return path RF signal levels. In certain configurations, some of
these sockets may instead require a plug-in 75-Ohm terminator. The block diagram of
Figure 4 (page 7) shows the functional positions of these sockets and how they relate
to return path transmitter module functions. Figure 41 (page 48) shows physical
socket locations. Table 3 (page 18) lists possible port configurations and shows where
a pad or terminator is required for each.
Each available return transmitter module contains one user-accessible pad socket for
adjusting the composite level of signals that have been combined within the module.
(These transmitter modules also contain concealed pad sockets for factory use only.)
The RF tray motherboard does not include any return path gain stages. All return path
RF amplification occurs within the selected transmitter module. The internal gain
stages of all transmitter models offered for use in the ISX3022 are factory adjusted so
that all transmitter types require the same RF input level.

2. Figure 45 shows nominal node losses from a typical port connection to transmitter
module input (port 4 is shown; ports 1, 3, and 6 are similar). Some gain/loss contributors
within the transmitter module are omitted, because details vary with transmitter type.
The net effect, however, is constant. The reference input level for all transmitters is a
total RF feed equivalent to four CW carriers input at the ports at +17dBmV each. That is
with a 0dB pad at transmitter socket A1 and at the RF tray return path pad socket for
each active port (port 4 - A18; port 1 - A14; port 3 - A15; port 6 - A19).

Figure 45. Nominal RF Losses/Gains in ISX3022 Return Path

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3. If the planned actual return path load does closely approximate a few NTSC video
carriers, the +17dBmV level for each of four carriers readily converts to equivalent
levels for each of other numbers of carriers (levels rounded to whole numbers):

Formula: X = 17 + 10 * log(4/Y)
Number of carriers (Y) Level for each carrier (X)
1 +23dBmV
2 +20dBmV
3 +18dBmV
4 +17dBmV
5 +16dBmV
6 +15dBmV

As an example of setup in such a case, assume that there will be three carriers, one
arriving at port 3 at +21dBmV and the other two coming to port 6 at +20dBmV each.
Knowing from above that +18dBmV each is whats wanted for each of three carriers, we
could use a 3dB pad in port 3 socket A15 and a 2dB pad in port 6 socket A19, with a
0dB pad in the transmitter socket. Looking at the composite signal at transmitter test
point J2, we should then see three carriers, each measuring 2dBmV (21 20 3 for the
port 3 carrier; 20 20 2 for each of the port 6 carriers.

4. Consider, however, that forward and return path composite signals may differ in an
important way. Most of the forward path payload is its large block of video channels.
Thats why basing forward path configuration primarily on video channel loading makes
sense. But the return path payload may well not be so clearly dominated by one signal
type. With mixed signal types to transmit, a better approach may be to allocate
transmitter capacity according to the needs of the various signals to be passed. The first
step in that process is to determine just what the signal mix will be and how much of the
available bandwidth it will actively use.

Considering all ports whose return path inputs will be combined in the transmitter,
record the bandwidth of each signal type expected and how many signals of each type
there will be.

Signal bandwidth: As the bandwidth for each signal to be carried, use that signal
types full channel spacing (including guard bands), not just its noise bandwidth.

Number of signals of each type: Count only signal channels that will actually be used.
Do not include any frequency bands that are not yet to be used, that are reserved for
frequency hopping, or that will be left empty because of expected ingress.

Example: Total planned payload:

Signal Type Signal Bandwidth Number of Signals


FSK 200 kHz 17
NTSC Video 6 MHz 1
QPSK 2 MHz 6

5. Next, calculate the total bandwidth used (BWTOTAL USED) by summing the individual signal
bandwidths compiled per step 4 above.

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Example: BWTOTAL USED = 17 * 200 kHz + 6 MHz + 6 * 2 MHz = 21.4 MHz

6. Next, calculate desired RF power density (PD) in dBmV per Hz, using the BWTOTAL USED
figure determined per step 5 above and a RECOMMENDED TOTAL RF INPUT value. For an
ISX3022 return transmitter, RECOMMENDED TOTAL RF INPUT (at ports) is the 1-carrier
level from step 3, or +23dBmV.
Formula: PD = RECOMMENDED TOTAL RF INPUT 10 * log(BWTOTAL USED)
Example: Continuing from step 5:
PD = +23dBmV 10 * log(21,400,000 Hz) = 50.3dBmV/Hz

7. Now calculate the RF level wanted for each signal of each type (LVLST), using the PD
figure determined per step 6 above and the bandwidth figure for each signal type (BWST)
recorded per step 4.
Formula: LVLST = PD + 10 * log(BWST)
Example: Continuing from steps 4 and 6 above:
LVLST for FSK signals = 50.3dBmV/Hz + 10 * log(200,000 Hz) = +2.7dBmV
LVLST for video signal = 50.3dBmV/Hz + 10 * log(6,000,000 Hz) = +17.5dBmV
LVLST for QPSK signals = 50.3dBmV/Hz + 10 * log(2,000,000 Hz) = +12.7dBmV

8. To check that steps 5 through 7 were performed correctly, logarithmically sum the
individual input signal levels from step 7. The result should be the RECOMMENDED
TOTAL RF INPUT value (PRT).

Formula: PRT = 10 * log(10


S1LVL/10
+ 10
S2LVL/10
+ 10
S3LVL/10
+ ...)
Example: Continuing with values from steps 4 and 7 above:
+2.7/10 +17.5/10 +12.7/10
PRT = 10 * log(17 * 10 + 10 + 6 * 10 ) = +23dBmV

9. Compare the values from step 7 with the planned or measured values for each signal type
arriving at each port.
Where the arriving value is higher than the step 7 value, the value difference is the
size of pad to be used for that port.
If an arriving value is equal to or slightly lower than the step 7 value, use a 0dB pad
for that port. If an arriving value is significantly (more than about 2dB) lower than the
step 7 value, the signal source output level should be increased.
Where the composite arriving at a port contains more than one signal type, value
comparison results may vary by signal type. If the variations are small, use a
compromise pad value that falls between the high and low value differences. If the
value differences vary by more than about 2dB, it may be advisable to change the RF
output level at one or more of the return path signal sources.

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K. Closing the Configured ISX3022

Note: Close the ISX3022 enclosure whenever it will be left unattended, to keep moisture
and dirt out of the interior.

1. After completing ISX3022 configuration (and any desired system testing requiring full
access to the opened node), replace the cover over the RF tray if it was removed (see
Figure 6, page 17).

2. Remove any leftover work materials or scraps from the interior of the enclosure. If any
moisture collected in the enclosure during installation, use a clean lint-free cloth to wipe
the interior dry.

3. Close the lid assembly, align it squarely with the base assembly, and thread all six lid
bolts finger-tight to hold the lid in place. Make certain that the lid sits evenly on the case
gasket and that the lid bolts are not cross-threaded.

4. Following the pattern shown in Figure 46, tighten the lid bolts in gradual steps to the
final torque shown. Check the seating of the lid on the gasket while tightening each bolt.

Note: Use a torque wrench or other wrench designed to apply only the specified torque.
Using the wrong tool may result in excess torque being applied to the lid bolts.

Figure 46. Torque Pattern for Housing Closure Bolts

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5. PARTS LIST

5.01 This section identifies parts and supply items that may be ordered from C-COR.net as
needed to support installation and maintenance of ISX3022 units.

A1 A2 (6 PLACES)

A3 (2 PLACES)

A4 (2 PLACES)

A5 A6 (4 PLACES)

4
(1 TO 5 PLACES,
A7 AS NEEDED)

5
A8 A9 (10 PLACES)

6
A10 (2 PLACES)
9571-B

Figure 47. Locations of ISX3022 Parts Listed in Table 4

Table 4. ISX3022 Parts Shown in Figure 47

KEY NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION PART NO.


A1 Housing closure bolt with anti-seize coating 1031539
A2 Spring for housing closure bolt 32101-9880
A3 Strand clamp bolt - stainless steel 002429-001
Stainless steel bolt kit (6 of A1, 2 of A3) HWISXBOLTKIT01
A4 Strand-mount clamp - uncoated............................................. 002884-001
- corrosion protected ............................ 002884-002
A5 Port cap with chain (includes O ring) 091143-001
A6 Drive screw for 0.104-in. hole, to attach A5 cap chain to 30148-0401
base casting
A7 Port cap without chain (includes O ring) 091143-003
A8 Threaded entry port fitting 002258-001
A9 Insulating bushing (behind A8 in base casting cavity) 002293-001
A10 Threaded entry port fitting 002258-002

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Figure 48. Locations of ISX3022 Parts Listed in Table 5

Table 5. ISX3022 Parts Shown in Figure 48

KEY NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION PART NO.


B1 RF tray cover (metal) IX22RFTCVRM
B2 Retaining screws for metal RF tray cover (6) 30094-0832
B3 Stinger interconnector (externally threaded male coaxial 1045841
connector, in base casting beneath electronics tray)
B4 Stinger rest button (molded plastic piece with embedded 002558-001
central metal washer, at bottom of cavity beneath B3)
B5 Return path optical transmitter module:
0.5mW Fabry-Perot ......................................................... IX22RPTXAx
1.0mW Fabry-Perot ......................................................... IX22RPTXBx
1.0mW Distributed Feedback........................................... IX22RPTXHx
B6 Coaxial cable, SMB to SMB, 22 in. 1047367
B7 RF tray holddown hex screw 002304-001
B8 Spring for tray holddown screw 32101-9560
B9 Washer for tray holddown screw 30111-0502
B10 Hinge lock plastic HWISXHNGKIT02
B11 Heavy duty spring base to lid connection 32101-9940
B12 Fiber management assembly kit IX22FMTKIT
B13 Not applicable
B14 Forward path optical receiver module:
40-870 MHz receiver, high gain........................................ IX22FPRXAx
The x character in part numbers above specifies connector type: 1 = Ultra FC; 3 = Ultra SC; 4 = Angle FC; 6 = Angle SC.
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KEY NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION PART NO.


B15 EMI-shielding gasket 002260-001
B16 Base-to-lid interconnecting ribbon cable 1049424
B17 Environmental gasket 002225-001
B18 Housing closure insert, tapered, internally threaded 002637-001

Figure 49: Locations of ISX3022 Parts Listed in Table 6

Table 6. ISX3022 Parts Shown in Figure 49

KEY NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION PART NO.


C1 Terminator, 75 Ohm, plug-in ................................................. IPADTERM
Attenuator pads, plug-in, 0db - 20dB in 0.5dB increments IPADxxx (xxx = 000 - 200)
1.2 x 0.5 x 0.23. Examples: Examples:
0dB pad ......................................................................... IPAD000
1.5dB pad ...................................................................... IPAD015
C2 Clear plug-in I-pad attenuator/terminator guide 002846-001
C3 Equalizers, plug-in:
0dB (reqd for A20 if no primary slope control wanted;
also for A22-A25 to eliminate port slope control once
W1-W8 jumpers have been cut away)
54 870 MHz............................................................. IX8EQ00
54 750 MHz............................................................. IX7EQ00
Equalizers, 54 870 MHz, 1 - 14dB in 1dB increments IX8EQxx (xx = 01 14)
Equalizers, 54 750 MHz, 1 - 16dB in 1dB increments IX7EQxx (xx = 01 16)
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KEY NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION PART NO.


C4 Fuse, type ATO, for 35 90 VAC power in or out:
20 Amp............................................................................ 1069438
15 Amp............................................................................ 30730-0015
10 Amp............................................................................ 30730-0100
C5 Shunt for power bus interconnect position F9 only 30731-0035
C6 35 90 VAC 50 60 Hz/12 & 24 VDC power assembly 094080-001
(mounted on bottom of RF tray)
C7 Fuse, type ATO, for AC to internal 24 VDC power supply: 30730-0075
7.5 Amp
C8 Power clamping surge protector ISXSURGE
C9 Gas tube surge suppressor (230 V) alternative to C8; plugs 35698-8323
into same clips A1)

Table 7. Miscellaneous ISX3022-Related Supplies

KEY NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION PART NO.


M1 Fiber optic stub cable with six fibers; all bare fibers at one
end for splicing to distribution fibers in splice enclosure;
other end with ISX3022-lid entry connector and fibers
connectorized as follows:
60 feet long, with 2 UFC connectors ................................. FOTC-206AH44019
60 feet long, with 4 UFC connectors ................................. FOTC-206CH44019
60 feet long, with 6 UFC connectors ................................. FOTC-206EH44019
60 feet long, with 2 USC connectors ................................. FOTC-706AH44019
60 feet long, with 4 USC connectors ................................. FOTC-706CH44019
60 feet long, with 6 USC connectors ................................. FOTC-706EH44019
100 feet long, with 6 USC connectors ............................... FOTC-706EH44031
60 feet long, with 2 AFC connectors ................................. FOTC-A06AH44019
60 feet long, with 4 AFC connectors ................................. FOTC-A06CH44019
60 feet long, with 6 AFC connectors ................................. FOTC-A06EH44019
60 feet long, with 2 ASC connectors ................................. FOTC-B06AH44019
60 feet long, with 4 ASC connectors ................................. FOTC-B06CH44019
60 feet long, with 6 ASC connectors ................................. FOTC-B06EH44019
100 feet long, with 6 ASC connectors ............................... FOTC-B06EH44031
Fiber in all assemblies is Alcatel dielectric stranded
with 44 in. fiber breakout length. Other stub cables are
available in C-COR.nets FOTC series of outside plant
cables. Contact a sales administrator for information.
M2 Fiber connector/adapter cleaning kit FPC-CLNKIT

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