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BSC6910 GSM

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Date

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About This Document


Overview
This document describes the hardware components of the BSC6910. It provides users with a
detailed and comprehensive reference to the BSC6910.

Product Version
The following table lists the product version related to this document.
Product Name

Product Version

BSC6910

V100R015C00

Intended Audience
This document is intended for:

Installation personnel

Site maintenance personnel

System engineer

Organization
1 Changes in the BSC6910 GSM Hardware Description
This chapter describes the changes in the BSC6910 GSM Hardware Description.
2 Physical Structure
The BSC6910 hardware consists of cabinets, cables, and LMT.
3 Cabinet
A cabinet is a main component of the BSC6910. The BSC6910 uses N68E-22 or N68E-21-N
cabinet.
4 Components of a Cabinet

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Components of a cabinet include the subrack, air defense frame, air deflector, and rear cable
trough.
5 Subracks
This chapter describes subracks. Subracks are used to house boards and backplanes to form an
independent unit.
6 Boards
This chapter describes the boards supported by the BSC6910.
7 Cables
This section describes BSC6910 cables, including power cables, PGND cables, optical cable,
BITS clock cable, Y-shaped clock cable, straight-through cable, alarm box signal cable,
GPS signal transmission cable, EMU RS485 communication cable, SFP+ high speed cable.

Conventions
Symbol Conventions
The symbols that may be found in this document are defined as follows.
Symbol

Description
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in equipment damage, data loss,
performance deterioration, or unanticipated results.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal
injury.
Calls attention to important information, best practices and
tips.
NOTE is used to address information not related to personal
injury, equipment damage, and environment deterioration.

General Conventions
Convention

Description

Times New Roman

Normal paragraphs are in Times New Roman.

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Convention

Description

Boldface

Names of files, directories, folders, and users are in


boldface. For example, log in as user root.

Italic

Book titles are in italics.

Courier New

Terminal display is in Courier New.

Command Conventions
Convention

Description

Boldface

The keywords of a command line are in boldface.

Italic

Command arguments are in italics.

[]

Items (keywords or arguments) in square brackets [ ] are


optional.

{ x | y | ... }

Alternative items are grouped in braces and separated by


vertical bars. One is selected.

[ x | y | ... ]

Optional alternative items are grouped in square brackets


and separated by vertical bars. One or none is selected.

{ x | y | ... } *

Alternative items are grouped in braces and separated by


vertical bars. A minimum of one or a maximum of all can
be selected.

GUI Conventions
Convention

Description

Boldface

Buttons, menus, parameters, tabs, windows, and dialog titles


are in boldface. For example, click OK.

>

Multi-level menus are in boldface and separated by the ">"


signs. For example, choose File > Create > Folder.

Keyboard Operation
Format

Description

Key

Press the key. For example, press Enter and press Tab.

Key 1+Key 2

Press the keys concurrently. For example, pressing


Ctrl+Alt+A means the three keys should be pressed
concurrently.

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Format

Description

Key 1, Key 2

Press the keys in turn. For example, pressing Alt, A means


the two keys should be pressed in turn.

Mouse Operation
Action

Description

Click

Select and release the primary mouse button without


moving the pointer.

Double-click

Press the primary mouse button twice continuously and


quickly without moving the pointer.

Drag

Press and hold the primary mouse button and move the
pointer to a certain position.

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Contents
About This Document .................................................................................................................... ii
1 Changes in the BSC6910 GSM Hardware Description .......................................................... 1
2 Physical Structure ......................................................................................................................... 5
3 Cabinet ............................................................................................................................................ 7
3.1 Appearance of the Cabinet ............................................................................................................................................ 7
3.2 Components of the Cabinet........................................................................................................................................... 8
3.3 Technical Specifications of a Cabinet ......................................................................................................................... 10
3.4 Cabinet Cable.............................................................................................................................................................. 11
3.4.1 Relationship Between the PDF and Subracks .......................................................................................................... 11
3.4.2 Connections of Signal Cables on the SCUb Board .................................................................................................. 13
3.4.3 Connections of Power Cables for the Subrack and PGND Cables for the Cabinet ................................................. 14
3.4.4 Connections of Signal Cables for the MPR ............................................................................................................. 16
3.4.5 Connections of Signal Cables for the EPR .............................................................................................................. 19

4 Components of a Cabinet .......................................................................................................... 22


4.1 Air Defence Subrack ................................................................................................................................................... 22
4.2 Air Deflector ............................................................................................................................................................... 23
4.3 Rear Cable Trough ...................................................................................................................................................... 24

5 Subracks ........................................................................................................................................ 25
5.1 Components of a Subrack ........................................................................................................................................... 25
5.2 Power Entry Module (PEM) ....................................................................................................................................... 27
5.3 Fan Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................. 29
5.4 Slots in a Subrack ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
5.5 DIP Switch on a Subrack ............................................................................................................................................ 32
5.6 Technical Specifications of the Subrack ..................................................................................................................... 35

6 Boards ............................................................................................................................................ 36
6.1 Configuration of a Subrack and Principles for Installing Boards ............................................................................... 38
6.2 EGPUa Board ............................................................................................................................................................. 41
6.2.1 Functions of the EGPUa Board ............................................................................................................................... 41
6.2.2 Panel of the EGPUa Board ...................................................................................................................................... 42
6.2.3 Indicators on the EGPUa Board ............................................................................................................................... 43

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6.2.4 Technical Specifications of the EGPUa Board ........................................................................................................ 44


6.3 ENIUa Board .............................................................................................................................................................. 45
6.3.1 Functions of the ENIUa Board ................................................................................................................................ 45
6.3.2 Panel of the ENIUa Board ....................................................................................................................................... 45
6.3.3 Indicators on the ENIUa Board................................................................................................................................ 46
6.3.4 Technical Specifications of the ENIUa Board ......................................................................................................... 47
6.4 EOMUa Board ............................................................................................................................................................ 47
6.4.1 Functions of an EOMUa Board ............................................................................................................................... 48
6.4.2 Panel of an EOMUa Board ...................................................................................................................................... 48
6.4.3 Indicators on an EOMUa Board .............................................................................................................................. 49
6.4.4 Ports on an EOMUa Board ...................................................................................................................................... 50
6.4.5 Technical Specifications of the EOMUa Board ....................................................................................................... 51
6.5 ESAUa Board ............................................................................................................................................................. 52
6.5.1 Functions of an ESAUa Board ................................................................................................................................. 53
6.5.2 Panel of an ESAUa Board ....................................................................................................................................... 53
6.5.3 Indicators on an ESAUa Board ................................................................................................................................ 55
6.5.4 Ports on an ESAUa Board ....................................................................................................................................... 56
6.5.5 Technical Specifications of the ESAUa Board ........................................................................................................ 56
6.6 EXOUa Board............................................................................................................................................................. 58
6.6.1 Functions of the EXOUa Board ............................................................................................................................... 58
6.6.2 Panel of the EXOUa Board ...................................................................................................................................... 58
6.6.3 Indicators on the EXOUa Board .............................................................................................................................. 59
6.6.4 Ports on the EXOUa Board ...................................................................................................................................... 60
6.6.5 Technical Specifications of the EXOUa Board ........................................................................................................ 61
6.7 EXPUa Board ............................................................................................................................................................. 62
6.7.1 Functions of the EXPUa Board ............................................................................................................................... 63
6.7.2 Panel of the EXPUa Board ...................................................................................................................................... 63
6.7.3 Indicators on the EXPUa Board ............................................................................................................................... 64
6.7.4 Technical Specifications of the EXPUa Board ........................................................................................................ 65
6.8 FG2c Board................................................................................................................................................................. 66
6.8.1 Functions of an FG2c Board .................................................................................................................................... 66
6.8.2 Panel of an FG2c Board ........................................................................................................................................... 66
6.8.3 Indicators on an FG2c Board ................................................................................................................................... 67
6.8.4 Ports on an FG2c Board ........................................................................................................................................... 68
6.8.5 Technical Specifications of the FG2c Board ............................................................................................................ 68
6.9 FG2d Board ................................................................................................................................................................ 70
6.9.1 Functions of the FG2d Board ................................................................................................................................... 70
6.9.2 Panel of the FG2d Board ......................................................................................................................................... 70
6.9.3 Indicators on the FG2d Board .................................................................................................................................. 71
6.9.4 Ports on the FG2d Board ......................................................................................................................................... 72
6.9.5 Technical Specifications of the FG2d

Board ........................................................................................................ 73

6.10 GCUa/GCGa Board .................................................................................................................................................. 74

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6.10.1 Functions of a GCUa/GCGa Board ....................................................................................................................... 74


6.10.2 Panel of a GCUa/GCGa Board .............................................................................................................................. 74
6.10.3 Indicators on a GCUa/GCGa Board....................................................................................................................... 75
6.10.4 Ports on a GCUa/GCGa Board .............................................................................................................................. 76
6.10.5 Technical Specifications of the GCUa/GCGa Board ............................................................................................. 76
6.11 GOUc Board ............................................................................................................................................................. 77
6.11.1 Functions of a GOUc Board................................................................................................................................... 77
6.11.2 Panel of a GOUc Board ......................................................................................................................................... 77
6.11.3 Indicators on a GOUc Board .................................................................................................................................. 78
6.11.4 Ports on a GOUc Board ......................................................................................................................................... 79
6.11.5 Technical Specifications of the GOUc Board ........................................................................................................ 79
6.12 GOUd Board ............................................................................................................................................................. 81
6.12.1 Functions of the GOUd Board ............................................................................................................................... 81
6.12.2 Panel of the GOUd Board ...................................................................................................................................... 82
6.12.3 Indicators on the GOUd Board .............................................................................................................................. 83
6.12.4 Ports on the GOUd Board ...................................................................................................................................... 83
6.12.5 Technical Specifications of the GOUd Board ........................................................................................................ 84
6.13 PAMU (PARCb) Board ............................................................................................................................................. 86
6.13.1 Functions of the PAMU (PARCb) Board ............................................................................................................... 86
6.13.2 Panel of the PAMU (PARCb) Board ...................................................................................................................... 86
6.13.3 Indicators on the PAMU (PARCb) Board .............................................................................................................. 87
6.13.4 DIP Switch on the PAMU (PARCb) Board ............................................................................................................ 87
6.13.5 Technical Specifications of the PAMU (PARCb) Board ........................................................................................ 87
6.14 POUc Board .............................................................................................................................................................. 88
6.14.1 Functions of the POUc Board ................................................................................................................................ 88
6.14.2 Panel of the POUc Board ....................................................................................................................................... 88
6.14.3 LEDs on the POUc Board ...................................................................................................................................... 89
6.14.4 Ports on the POUc Board ....................................................................................................................................... 90
6.14.5 Technical Specifications of the POUc Board ......................................................................................................... 91
6.15 SCUb Board .............................................................................................................................................................. 92
6.15.1 Functions of an SCUb Board ................................................................................................................................. 93
6.15.2 Panel of the SCUb Board ....................................................................................................................................... 93
6.15.3 Indicators on the SCUb Board ............................................................................................................................... 94
6.15.4 Ports on an SCUb Board ........................................................................................................................................ 95
6.15.5 Technical Specifications of the SCUb Board ......................................................................................................... 96

7 Cables ............................................................................................................................................ 99
7.1 Power Cables ............................................................................................................................................................ 100
7.2 PGND Cables ........................................................................................................................................................... 101
7.3 Optical Fiber ............................................................................................................................................................. 103
7.4 BITS Clock Cable ..................................................................................................................................................... 107
7.5 Y-Shaped Clock Cable .............................................................................................................................................. 108

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7.6 Straight-Through Cable ............................................................................................................................................ 109


7.7 Alarm Box Signal Cable ........................................................................................................................................... 111
7.8 GPS Signal Transmission Cable ............................................................................................................................... 112
7.9 EMU RS485 Communication Cable ......................................................................................................................... 113
7.10 SFP+ High-Speed Cable ......................................................................................................................................... 114

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Description
This chapter describes the changes in the BSC6910 GSM Hardware Description.

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This is the eighth commercial release of BSC6910.
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Compared with issue 07 (2014-06-09), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Content

Change Description

6.5.5 Technical Specifications of the ESAUa


Board

Modified descriptions about the


specifications of ESAUa.

Technical Specifications of the POUc Board

Added descriptions about the


specifications of POUc .

6.6.5 Technical Specifications of the EXOUa


Board

Added the specifications Max Online


Subscribers.

6.8.5 Technical Specifications of the FG2c Board


6.11.5 Technical Specifications of the GOUc
Board

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07 (2014-06-09)
This is the seventh commercial release of BSC6910.
Compared with issue 06 (2014-03-28), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue 06 (2014-03-28), this issue incorporates the following changes:
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Change Description

6.1 Configuration of a Subrack and Principles for


Installing Boards

Added description of the number of


SAUs configured in the subrack.

6.5 ESAUa Board

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06 (2014-03-28)
This is the sixth commercial release of BSC6910.
Compared with issue 05 (2014-01-20), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue 05 (2014-01-20), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Content

Change Description

6 Boards

The panel picture of the Board are


optimized.

Compared with issue 05 (2014-01-20),this issue does not exclude any topics.

05 (2014-01-20)
This is the fifth commercial release of V100R015C00.
Compared with issue 04 (2013-11-15), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue 04 (2013-11-15), this issue does not incorporates any topics.
Compared with issue 04 (2013-11-15), this issue excludes the following new topics:

OMU serial cable

04 (2013-11-15)
This is the fourth commercial release of V900R015C00.
Compared with issue 03 (2013-07-30), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue 03 (2013-07-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Content

Change Description

6.6.5 Technical Specifications of the EXOUa


Board

The technical specifications of the


EXOUa board is updated.

Compared with issue 03 (2013-07-30), this issue does not exclude any topics.

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03 (2013-07-30)
This is the third commercial release of V100R015C00.
Compared with issue 02 (2013-05-30), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue 02 (2013-05-30), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Content

Change Description

7.9 EMU RS485 Communication Cable

Optimized descriptions about


installation.

4.1 Air Defence Subrack

Added picture about air defence


subrack with pegs.

4.2 Air Deflector

Added picture about air deflector with


pegs.

Compared with issue 02 (2013-05-30), this issue does not exclude any topics.

02 (2013-05-30)
This is the second commercial release of V100R015C00.
Compared with issue 01 (2013-05-04), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue 01 (2013-05-04), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Content

Change Description

3.2 Components of the Cabinet

Added descriptions about front door


and back door.

Compared with issue 01 (2013-05-04), this issue does not exclude any topics.

01 (2013-05-04)
This is the first commercial release of V100R015C00.
Compared with issue Draft A (2013-02-27), this issue does not include any topics.
Compared with issue Draft A (2013-02-27), this issue incorporates the following changes:
Content

Change Description

POUc Board

Optimized descriptions about POUc


board.

Compared with issue Draft A (2013-02-27), this issue does not exclude any topics.

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This is the Draft A release of V100R015C00.

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Physical Structure

The BSC6910 hardware consists of cabinets, cables, and LMT.


Figure 2-1 shows the BSC6910 physical structure.
Figure 2-1 BSC6910 physical structure

(1) GPS: Global Positioning System

(2) PDF: Power Distribution Frame (DC)

(3) LMT: Local Maintenance Terminal

Table 2-1 describes the components of the BSC6910.

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Table 2-1 Components of the BSC6910


Component of the
BSC6910

Description

Cabinets

For details, see 3 Cabinet.

Cables

For details, see 7 Cables.

GPS antenna system

The GPS antenna system consists of antennas, feeders, and


jumpers.
The GPS antenna system receives GPS satellite signals. It is
optional in the BSC6910.

LMT

The LMT is equipped with the Huawei LMT software package


and is connected to the OM network of the BSC6910. The LMT is
used to operate and maintain the BSC6910.
For details, see BSC6910 GSM LMT User Guide.

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A cabinet is a main component of the BSC6910. The BSC6910 uses N68E-22 or N68E-21-N
cabinet.
3.1 Appearance of the Cabinet
The BSC6910 uses the double-door N68E-22 and N68-21-N cabinets that have the same
appearance.
3.2 Components of the Cabinet
Based on functions, cabinets are classified into the main processing rack (MPR) and extended
processing rack (EPR). The components of the MPR are the same as those of the EPR. The
components are subracks, air defence subrack, and rear cable troughs.
3.3 Technical Specifications of a Cabinet
The technical specifications of a cabinet consist of cabinet dimensions, height of the available
space, cabinet weight, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), rated input voltage, input
voltage range, power consumption, and heat dissipation.
3.4 Cabinet Cable
Cabinet cables consists of cabinet power cables, PGND cables, and cabinet signal cables.

3.1 Appearance of the Cabinet


The BSC6910 uses the double-door N68E-22 and N68-21-N cabinets that have the same
appearance.
Figure 3-1 shows the appearance of the cabinet.

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Figure 3-1 Appearance of the cabinet

3.2 Components of the Cabinet


Based on functions, cabinets are classified into the main processing rack (MPR) and extended
processing rack (EPR). The components of the MPR are the same as those of the EPR. The
components are subracks, air defence subrack, and rear cable troughs.

Classification of Cabinets
Based on the logical functions of subracks configured, cabinets are classified into the main
processing rack (MPR) and extended processing rack (EPR). The MPR is configured with
main processing subracks (MPSs) and extended processing subracks (EPSs), but the EPR is
configured only with EPSs. An MPS and an EPS have the same physical structure but are
configured with different boards. Specifically, an MPS is configured with the OMU and GCU,
whereas an EPS is not configured with the OMU or GCU.
Only one MPR is configured in the BSC6910.
The number of EPRs to be configured depends on the traffic volume, but only one EPR can
be configured in the BSC6910. You can also choose not to configure the EPR.
Figure 3-2 shows the components of a BSC6910 cabinet (N68E-22).

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Figure 3-2 Components of the MPR/EPR (N68E-22)

(1) Subrack

(2) Air deflector

(3) Fan assembly

(4) Air defence frame

(5) PEM

(6) Rear cable trough

(7) Front door

(8) Rear door

Table 3-1 describes the components of the cabinet.


Table 3-1 Components of the cabinet
Component

Configuration

Subracks

An MPR is configured with one Main


Processing Subrack (MPS) and
depending on the traffic volume zero to
two Extended Processing Subracks
(EPSs).

An EPR is configured with one to three


EPSs, depending on the traffic volume

Air deflector

Two air deflectors are configured.

Air defence subrack

One air defence subrack is configured.

Rear cable trough

Three rear cable troughs are configured.

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Component

Configuration

Front door

One front door is configured.

The front door has an air intake vent and


a dust filter.

One reark door is configured.

The rear door has an air exhaust vent but


not a dust filter.

Rear door

Subracks are numbered from bottom to top. The subrack at the bottom of a cabinet is numbered 0.

3.3 Technical Specifications of a Cabinet


The technical specifications of a cabinet consist of cabinet dimensions, height of the available
space, cabinet weight, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), rated input voltage, input
voltage range, power consumption, and heat dissipation.

Technical Specifications of a BSC6910 Cabinet


The BSC6910 uses the Huawei N68E-22 or N68E-21-N cabinet. The two cabinet models
have different technical specifications.
Table 3-2 describes the technical specifications of the BSC6910 cabinet.
Table 3-2 Technical specifications of the BSC6910 cabinet
Item

Specifications (N68E-22)

Specifications (N68E-21-N)

Dimensions (H x
W x D)

2200 mm x 600 mm x 800 mm

2130 mm x 600 mm x 800 mm

Height of the
available space

46 U (1 U = 44.45 mm = 1.75
inches)

44 U (1 U = 44.45 mm = 1.75
inches)

Cabinet weight

Empty cabinet 100 kg

Empty cabinet 155 kg

Cabinet in full configuration


400 kg

Cabinet in full configuration


430 kg

Meets the requirements of


ETSI EN300 386

Meets the requirements of GR


1089

Meets the requirements of


Council directive 89/336/EEC

Meets the requirements of


ETSI EN300 386

Meets the requirements of


Council directive 89/336/EEC

EMC

Rated input
voltage

-48 V DC power supply

Input voltage

-40 V to -57 V

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Item

Specifications (N68E-22)

Specifications (N68E-21-N)

range
Power
consumption

The maximum power consumption of a subrack is 4000 W.


Currently, the cabinet power consumption is rated at 7100 W through
hardware and software configurations, preventing the high density of
power from affecting heat dissipation.
It is recommended that the power distribution system provide a
maximum of 4000 W power per subrack and 7100 W power per
cabinet to facilitate capacity expansion.

Heat consumption

It is recommended that the air conditioning system dissipate a


maximum of 4000 W heat per subrack and 7100 W heat per cabinet to
facilitate capacity expansion.

Heat dissipation

Fans, air deflectors, and an air defense frame are installed in a BSC
cabinet. Each subrack has separate air channels where air flows in
from the front and flows out from the rear, ensuring good heat
dissipation.

An empty cabinet is configured with front and rear doors, side panels, and a set of cables.

When the voltage of power supply is lower than the lower threshold for the input voltage,
multiple boards may become abnormal at the same time.
Therefore, check the power system if multiple boards become abnormal at the same time.

3.4 Cabinet Cable


Cabinet cables consists of cabinet power cables, PGND cables, and cabinet signal cables.

3.4.1 Relationship Between the PDF and Subracks


This section describes the relationship between the power outputs on the Power Distribution
Frame (PDF) and the inputs of the subracks configured in a cabinet.
The power outputs on the PDF connect to the power inputs on each subrack of the BSC6910.
In each subrack, there are two power entry modules (PEMs). On each PEM, there are two
power inputs.
As shown in Figure 3-3 and Figure 3-4, PDF output area A consists of PDF outputs 1 and 2,
and PDF output area B consists of PDF outputs 3 and 4.PDF output areas A and B work in
active/standby mode.
The BSC6910 power supply principles are as follows:

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The PDF provides two power sources (one active and one standby) for the equipment
and one PGND connection for each cabinet.

PEM 00 and PEM 01 work in active/standby mode and connect to the active and standby
power sources, respectively. PEM 00 and PEM 01 work concurrently in normal cases. If
either of them becomes faulty, the other PEM continues to supply power to the system to
ensure stable operation. Therefore, you can rectify one faulty power input when the
power is properly supplied, improving the reliability and availability of the power supply
system.

The two power outputs of PEM 00 work in load sharing mode. The subrack that houses
PEM 00 can work properly only when the two power outputs of PEM 00 are normal. The
working principle of PEM 01 is the same as that of PEM 00.

Figure 3-3 shows the relationship between power outputs and inputs when only one subrack is
configured in a cabinet.
Figure 3-3 Relationship between power outputs and inputs when only one subrack is configured

Figure 3-4 shows the relationship between power outputs and inputs when three subracks are
configured in a cabinet.

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Figure 3-4 Relationship between power outputs and inputs when three subracks are configured

3.4.2 Connections of Signal Cables on the SCUb Board


This section describes the connections of signal cables on the SCUb board.
Different subracks are interconnected through the SCUb board. Figure 3-5 shows the
connections of signal cables for the SCUb board. MPS 0, EPS 1, and EPS 2 are seated in the
MPR from bottom to top. EPS 3, EPS 4, and EPS 5 are seated in the EPR from bottom to top.
The subracks in the MPS and those in the EPS are connected in the following sequence: from
MPS 0 to EPS 1, to EPS 3, and then to EPS 5, and from MPS 0 to EPS 2, and then to EPS 4.

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Figure 3-5 Connections of signal cables on the SCUb board

When the cabling distance between two subracks in different cabinets is longer than 10 m
(32.80 ft.), the SCUb boards in the two subracks need to be connected using a multimode
optical fiber. The SCUb boards inside the same cabinet are connected using SFP+ high-speed
cables.

3.4.3 Connections of Power Cables for the Subrack and PGND


Cables for the Cabinet
This section describes the connections of power cables for the subrack and PGND cables for
the cabinet.
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The PGND cables connect the cabinet and the ground bar in the equipment room, protecting
the cabinet from electrostatic discharge. Figure 3-6 shows the connections of power cables
and PGND cables for a BSC.
Figure 3-6 Connections of power cables and PGND cables

Table 3-3 shows the connections of power cables and PGND cables for the BSC6910.

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Table 3-3 Connections of power cables and PGND cables for the BSC6910
Sequence Number

Description

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,


13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24

Power cables connecting the PDF to the subracks

25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

PGND cables connecting the subracks to the mounting


bar

31, 32, 33

PGND cables connecting different cabinets

34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41

PGND cables for cabinet doors and side panels

42

PGND cable for the cabinet

3.4.4 Connections of Signal Cables for the MPR


The signal cables for the MPR are the optical cable, straight-through cable, SFP+ high-speed
cable, BITS clock cable, Y-shaped clock cable, GPS signal transmission cable, and EMU
RS485 communication cable.
For details about different types of signal cables, see 7 Cables. Figure 3-7 shows the
connections of signal cables for the MPR that is configured with one MPS and five EPSs.

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Figure 3-7 Connections of signal cables for the MPR

The types of interface boards, installation positions of cables, and quantity of cables shown in Figure 3-7
are examples. The actual configurations depend on the site planning.

Table 3-4 describes the connections of signal cables for the MPR.
Table 3-4 Connections of signal cables for the MPR
Sequen
ce
Number

Description

Connector Type
1/Connection
Position 1

Connector Type
2/Connection
Position 2

1, 2

Ethernet cable
connecting the EOMUa
board to the M2000 or
LAN

RJ45/Ethernet port on
the EOMUa board in
slots 10 and 11 in the
MPS

RJ45/Ethernet port on
the M2000 or of the
LAN

3, 4

Ethernet cable
connecting the EOMUa
board to the M2000 or

RJ45/Ethernet port on
the EOMUa board in
slots 12 and 13 in the

RJ45/Ethernet port on
the M2000 or of the

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Connector Type
1/Connection
Position 1

Connector Type
2/Connection
Position 2

LAN

MPS

LAN

5, 7

Y-shaped clock signal


cable connecting the
GCUa board to the
SCUb board

RJ45/CLKOUT port on
the GCUa board in slots
12 and 13 in the MPS

RJ45/CLKIN port on
the SCUb board in slot
20 in the EPS

6, 8

Y-shaped clock signal


cable connecting the
GCUa board to the
SCUb board

RJ45/CLKOUT port on
the GCUa board in slots
12 and 13 in the MPS

RJ45/CLKIN port on
the SCUb board in slot
21 in the EPS

9, 13

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the MPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the MPS

20, 24

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the EPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the EPS

12, 16

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the MPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the MPS

23, 27

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the EPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the EPS

10, 14

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the MPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the MPS

21, 25

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the EPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the EPS

11, 15

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the MPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the MPS

22, 26

SFP+ high-speed cable


connecting SCUb
boards in different
subracks

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21
of the EPS

10G/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20
of the EPS

17

75-ohm coaxial cable or


120-ohm twisted pair

SMB male
connector/CLKIN1 port

Connector of the BITS


clock/BITS clock port

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Connector Type
1/Connection
Position 1

Connector Type
2/Connection
Position 2

cable connecting the


GCUa board to the
BITS clock

on the GCUa board in


slot 23 of the MPS

18

75-ohm coaxial cable or


120-ohm twisted pair
cable connecting the
GCUa board to the
BITS clock

SMB male
connector/CLKIN1 port
on the GCUa board in
slot 22 of the MPS

Connector of the BITS


clock/BITS clock port

19

Optical cable
connecting the EXOUa
board to the peer device

RX/TX of the LC
optical port on the
EXOUa board

ODF

43

EMU RS485
communication cable

RJ45/Port on the EMU


in the MPS

DB9/Port on the EMU

3.4.5 Connections of Signal Cables for the EPR


The signal cables for the EPR are the optical cable, straight-through cable, SFP+ high-speed
cable, and Y-shaped clock signal cable.
For details about different types of signal cables, see 7 Cables. Figure 3-8 shows the
connections of signal cables for the EPR that is configured with three EPSs.

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Figure 3-8 Connections of signal cables for the EPR

The types of interface boards, installation positions of cables, and quantity of cables shown in Figure 3-8
are examples. The actual configurations depend on the site planning.

Table 3-5 describes the connections of signal cables for the EPR.
Table 3-5 Connections of signal cables for the EPR
Sequen
ce
Number

Description

Connector Type
1/Connection Position 1

Connector Type
2/Connection Position
2

20, 24,
28

Ethernet cable
connecting the
SCUb boards in
different subracks

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20 of
the EPS

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20 of
the EPS

22, 26,
31

Ethernet cable
connecting the
SCUb boards in

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20 of
the EPS

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21 of
the EPS

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Connector Type
1/Connection Position 1

Connector Type
2/Connection Position
2

different subracks
21, 25,
29

Ethernet cable
connecting the
SCUb boards in
different subracks

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21 of
the EPS

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21 of
the EPS

23, 27.
30

Ethernet cable
connecting the
SCUb boards in
different subracks

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 21 of
the EPS

RJ45/10G port on the


SCUb board in slot 20 of
the EPS

32

Optical cable
connecting the
EXOUa board to
the peer device

RX/TX of the LC optical


port on the EXOUa board

ODF

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Components of a Cabinet

About This Chapter


Components of a cabinet include the subrack, air defense frame, air deflector, and rear cable
trough.
4.1 Air Defence Subrack
The air defence subrack is 2 U in height and is installed at the bottom of a cabinet. It is used
to form an air channel. The air defence subrack can also be used to bind the cables for the
front boards.
4.2 Air Deflector
The air deflector is installed between two subracks. It is used to change the air flows and
separate the heat dissipation flues between the two subracks. The air deflector is 4 U in
height.
4.3 Rear Cable Trough
A rear cable trough is used to route and bind the cables for the boards installed in the rear side.
Each rear cable trough has fiber management trays installed at the bottom to coil the optical
fibers.

4.1 Air Defence Subrack


The air defence subrack is 2 U in height and is installed at the bottom of a cabinet. It is used
to form an air channel. The air defence subrack can also be used to bind the cables for the
front boards.

Physical appearance
Figure 4-1 shows the air defence subrack.Figure 4-2 shows the air defence subrack with pegs.

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Figure 4-1 Air defence subrack

Figure 4-2 Air defence subrack with pegs

4.2 Air Deflector


The air deflector is installed between two subracks. It is used to change the air flows and
separate the heat dissipation flues between the two subracks. The air deflector is 4 U in
height.
Figure 4-3 shows the air deflector.Figure 4-4 shows the air deflector with pegs.
Figure 4-3 Air deflector

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Figure 4-4 Air deflector with pegs

4.3 Rear Cable Trough


A rear cable trough is used to route and bind the cables for the boards installed in the rear side.
Each rear cable trough has fiber management trays installed at the bottom to coil the optical
fibers.
Figure 4-5 shows a rear cable trough.
Figure 4-5 Rear cable trough

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Subracks

About This Chapter


This chapter describes subracks. Subracks are used to house boards and backplanes to form an
independent unit.
5.1 Components of a Subrack
The main components of a subrack are the fan assembly, slots, and backplane.
5.2 Power Entry Module (PEM)
This section describes the appearance and functions of the power entry module (PEM) and the
indicators on the PEM.
5.3 Fan Assembly
This section describes the appearance and indicators on a fan assembly. This section also
describes the technical specifications of the fan assembly.
5.4 Slots in a Subrack
Each slot provides a different switching bandwidth. A board must be configured in a slot with
sufficient bandwidth.
5.5 DIP Switch on a Subrack
The DIP switch on a subrack is used to set the number of the subrack.
5.6 Technical Specifications of the Subrack
The technical specifications of the subrack refer to the dimensions of the subrack, height of
the available space, weight, and maximum power consumption in full configuration.

5.1 Components of a Subrack


The main components of a subrack are the fan assembly, slots, and backplane.

Classification of Subracks
Based on functions, subracks are classified into the main processing subrack (MPS), extended
processing subrack (EPS).

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As the main processing subrack, the MPS is configured in the MPR. Only one MPS is
configured in the BSC6910. The MPS processes the basic services of the BSC6910, performs
operation and maintenance, and provides clock signals for the system.
As the extended processing subrack, the EPS is configured in the MPR or EPR. It processes
the basic services of the BSC6910.

Subrack Structure
In compliance with the IEC60297 standard, each subrack is 19 inches in width and 12 U in
height. Figure 5-1 shows the structure of a subrack.
Figure 5-1 Structure of a subrack

(1) Fan assembly

(2) Board configured on the front


side

(3) Power entry module


(PEM)

(4)
PAMU(PARCb)

(5) Board configured on the rear


side

(6) Ground screw

The PAMU(PARCb) board is configured with a port for the environment monitoring unit
(EMU), a port for the electronic label unit (ELU), and a DIP switch. The EMU port connects
the EMU, the ELU port is reserved and now not used, and the DIP switch is used to set the
frame ID.

Component Description
Table 5-1 describes the components of the subrack.

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Table 5-1 Components of the subrack


Component

Description

Fan assembly

See 5.3 Fan Assembly. Each subrack is


configured with two fan assemblies.

Slots in the subrack

See 5.4 Slots in a Subrack.

Backplane

The backplane is used to connect the boards in


the same subrack.

5.2 Power Entry Module (PEM)


This section describes the appearance and functions of the power entry module (PEM) and the
indicators on the PEM.
There are power wiring terminals, indicators, and switches on the PEM.
There are two types of PEM: PEM and PEMa. They can both be called PEM. Only the rated
current and power are different: 80 A and 6400 W for PEM; 60 A and 6400 W for PEMa.

Appearance
Figure 5-2 show the appearance of the PEM and PEMa. Only the silkscreen is different: 80 A
for PEM and 60 A for PEMa.
Figure 5-2 Appearance of the PEM

(1) Power wiring terminal

(2) Switch

Each subrack requires two PEMs installed in logical slots 00 and 01, respectively. The PEM beside slot
14 is installed in logical slot 00, and the PEM beside slot 27 is installed in logical slot 01.

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Functions of the PEM

Provides power supply, surge protection, and filtering

Monitors the input power and input voltage of a subrack

Monitors the status of air circuits and of surge protection circuits

Indicators on the PEM


Table 5-2 describes the indicators on the PEM.
Table 5-2 Indicators on the PEM
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

POWER1 and POWER2

Green

Steady on

There is power supply.

Steady off

There is no power supply.

Green

Steady on

The PEM is functioning


properly.

Red

Steady on

The PEM does not


function properly, and an
alarm has been reported.

STATUS

PEM Technical Specifications


The technical specifications of the PEM consist of the dimension, voltage, current, power, and
temperature.
Table 5-3 lists the technical specifications of the PEM.
Table 5-3 PEM technical specifications
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20.5 mm x 9.5 mm x 7.8 mm

Input

Output

Input voltage range

-40 V DC to -57 V DC

Maximum input
current

PEM: 80A x 2

Output voltage
range

-40 V DC to -57 V DC

Maximum output
current

PEM: 80A x 2

Maximum output
power

PEM: 6400W

Operating temperature (long-term)

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Specification

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

5.3 Fan Assembly


This section describes the appearance and indicators on a fan assembly. This section also
describes the technical specifications of the fan assembly.

Appearance
The fan assembly consists of fans, boards, indicators, and handles.
Figure 5-3 shows the fan assembly.
Figure 5-3 Fan assembly

(1) Power unit of the fan assembly

(2) Captive screw

(3) Handle of the fan assembly

(4) Indicator on the fan assembly

Indicator on the Fan Assembly


The indicator on the fan assembly blinks red or green, indicating different working status of
the fan assembly.
Table 5-4 describes the indicator on the fan assembly.
Table 5-4 Indicator on the fan assembly
Co
lor

Status

Description

Gre
en

On for 1s and off for 1s

The fan assembly is working properly.


Communication between the fan
assembly and SCU board is normal.

On for 0.125s and off for 0.125s

The fan assembly is working properly.


Communication between the fan

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lor

Status

Description
assembly and SCU board is interrupted.

Re
d

On for 1s and off for 1s

On for 0.125s and off for 0.125s

Communication between the fan


assembly and SCU is normal and one of
the following occurs:

One power input to the subrack

Fans stalled or running at an


excessively low speed

Fan assembly in an excessively high


temperature or temperature sensor
failure

Communication between the fan


assembly and SCU is interrupted and one
of the following occurs:

One power input to the subrack

Fans stalled or running at an


excessively low speed

Fan assembly in an excessively high


temperature or temperature sensor
failure

Technical Specifications of the Fan Assembly


The technical specifications of the fan assembly consist of height of the space, voltage,
maximum power, detectable temperature range, and fan speed adjustment range.
Table 5-5 describes the technical specifications of the fan assembly.
Table 5-5 Technical specifications of the fan assembly
Item

Specifications

Height of the space

1 U (1 U = 44.45 mm)

Voltage

-40 V DC to -57 V DC

Maximum power

700 W

Detectable temperature range

-5C to 55C

Fan speed adjustment range

The speed of the fans can be adjusted from


28% to 100% of the full speed.

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The fan speed is adjusted based on ambient temperature.

When a fan is faulty, the fans in the same fan assembly and in the other fan assembly in the subrack
will run at an accelerated speed.

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5.4 Slots in a Subrack


Each slot provides a different switching bandwidth. A board must be configured in a slot with
sufficient bandwidth.

Subrack Structure
Figure 5-4 shows the structure of a subrack.
Figure 5-4 Structure of a subrack

(1) Front slot

(2) Backplane

(3) Rear slot

Each subrack provides a total of 28 slots. The 14 slots on the front side of the backplane are
numbered from 00 to 13, and those on the rear side from 14 to 27.

Two adjacent slots, such as slots 00 and 01 or slots 02 and 03, can be configured as a pair of
active/standby slots. A pair of active/standby boards must be installed in a pair of active/standby
slots.

The pair of active/standby boards installed in the active/standby slots must be of the same type. For
example, if slots 14 is configured with GCUa board, slots 15 must be configured with GCUa board.

Different types of boards can be installed in non-active/standby slots. For example, if the GCUa
board is installed in slot 15, the EXOUa board can be installed in slot 16.

Each slot provides a different switching bandwidth. A board must be configured in a slot with
sufficient bandwidth.
Figure 5-5 shows the switching bandwidth of each slot when the subrack is configured with
two SCUb boards.

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Figure 5-5 Switching bandwidth of each slot in a subrack configured with two SCUb boards

If only one SCUb board is functioning in the subrack, the switching bandwidth of each slot reduces by
half.

5.5 DIP Switch on a Subrack


The DIP switch on a subrack is used to set the number of the subrack.

Appearance
Figure 5-6 shows a DIP switch cover.
Figure 5-6 DIP switch cover

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Description About the DIP Switch


The DIP switch on the subrack has eight bits numbered in ascending order from 1 to 8. Table
5-6 describes the bits.
Table 5-6 Description about the bits
Bit

Description

1-5

Bits 1 to 5 are used to set the subrack number. Bit 1 is the least
significant bit. If a bit is set to ON, it indicates 0. If a bit is set
to OFF, it indicates 1.

Odd parity check bit

Reserved, undefined, generally set to ON

8 (the most significant


bit)

Startup type of the subrack, must set to OFF

You must set the DIP switch before powering on the subrack. The setting after the power-on is
invalid.

DIP Switch Setting Principle


The DIP switch uses odd parity check, so the number of bits that are set to OFF must be odd.
The setting is as follows:
1.

Set bits 1 to 5 to appropriate values.

2.

Set bit 7 to ON.

3.

Set bit 8 to OFF.

4.

Count the number of bits that are set to OFF.

If the number is even, set bit 6 to OFF.

If the number is odd, set bit 6 to ON.

Table 5-7 describes the setting of the DIP switch.


Table 5-7 Setting of the DIP switch
Subr
ack
No.

DIP Bit
1

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ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

ON

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

ON

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

ON

ON

ON

OFF

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DIP Bit
1

ON

ON

OF
F

ON

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

ON

OF
F

ON

ON

ON

ON

OFF

Setting of the
DIP Switch

5.6 Technical Specifications of the Subrack


The technical specifications of the subrack refer to the dimensions of the subrack, height of
the available space, weight, and maximum power consumption in full configuration.
Table 5-8 describes the technical specifications of the subrack.
Table 5-8 Technical specifications of the subrack
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

530.6 mm x 442 mm x 600 mm

Height of installing the subrack

12 U (1 U = 44.45 mm = 1.75 inches)

Weight

Empty subrack: 37.9 kg; subrack configured with


boards: 85.6 kg

Maximum power consumption


in full configuration

4000W

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Boards

About This Chapter


This chapter describes the boards supported by the BSC6910.
BSC6910 boards perform different functions when loaded with different software. The
following tables describe the boards supported by the BSC6910.
Table 6-1 BSC6910 interface boards
Boar
d

Logical Function
Type

RAT Supported

Interface
Supported

Shared by

Bandwidth of
the Backplane
for the Board

FG2c

IP

GSM

Abis, A, and Gb

Abis, A, and Gb

4 GE

FG2d

IP

GSM

Abis, A, and Gb

Abis, A, and Gb

4 GE

GOU
c

IP

GSM

Abis, A, and Gb

Abis, A, and Gb

4 GE

GOU
d

IP

GSM

Abis, A, and Gb

Abis, A, and Gb

4 GE

EXO
Ua

IP

GSM

Abis, A, and Gb

Abis, A, and Gb

20 GE

POUc

TDM

GSM

Abis,A

Abis and A

4 GE

Table 6-2 BSC6910service processing board


Board

Logical Function Type

RAT Supported

Bandwidth of the
Backplane for the Board

EGPUa

GCUP

GSM

4 GE

EGPUa

RMP

GSM

4 GE

EGPUa

GMCP

GSM

4 GE

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Logical Function Type

RAT Supported

Bandwidth of the
Backplane for the Board

EGPUa

NASP

GSM

4 GE

ENIUa

ENIU

GSM

4 GE

EXPUa

GCUP

GSM

4 GE

EXPUa

RMP

GSM

4 GE

EXPUa

GMCP

GSM

4 GE

Table 6-3 BSC6910 OM boards


Board

Logical Function Type

RAT Supported

Bandwidth of the
Backplane for the Board

EOMUa

Operation, administration and


maintenance (OAM)

GSM

2 GE

ESAUa

Service aware unit (SAU)

GSM

2 GE

Table 6-4 BSC6910 switching board


Board

Logical Function Type

RAT Supported

Bandwidth of the
Backplane for the Board

SCUb

MAC switching

GSM

Table 6-5 BSC6910 clock board


Board

Logical Function Type

RAT Supported

Bandwidth of the
Backplane for the Board

GCUa

Clock

GSM

2 GE

GCGa

Clock with GPS

GSM

2 GE

6.1 Configuration of a Subrack and Principles for Installing Boards


This section describes configuration of a subrack and principles for installing boards.
6.2 EGPUa Board
EGPUa is short for Evolved General Processing Unit REV:a.
6.3 ENIUa Board
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6.4 EOMUa Board


EOMUa is short for Evolved Operation and Maintenance Unit REV:a.
6.5 ESAUa Board
ESAUa is short for Evolved Service Aware Unit REV:a.
6.6 EXOUa Board
EXOUa is short for Evolved 2 10GE Port Optical Interface Unit REV:a. The EXOUa boards
are installed in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25.
6.7 EXPUa Board
EXPUa is short for Evolved eXtensible Processing Unit REV:a.
6.8 FG2c Board
FG2c is short for 12-port FE or 4-port electronic GE interface unit REV:c.
6.9 FG2d Board
FG2d is short for 12-port FE or 4-port electronic GE interface unit REV:d.
6.10 GCUa/GCGa Board
GCUa is short for General Clock Unit REV:a. GCGa is short for General Clock Unit with
GPS REV:a.
6.11 GOUc Board
GOUc is short for 4-port packet over GE Optical interface Unit REV:c.
6.12 GOUd Board
GOUd is short for 4-port packet over GE Optical interface Unit REV:d.
6.13 PAMU (PARCb) Board
This section describes the appearance and indicator information of the PAMU (PARCb)
board.
6.14 POUc Board
POUc is short for 4-port TDM/IP over channelized Optical STM-1/OC-3 interface Unit
REV:c. POUc/IP interface board supports the eGBTS.
6.15 SCUb Board
SCUb is short for GE Switching network and Control Unit REV:b.

6.1 Configuration of a Subrack and Principles for


Installing Boards
This section describes configuration of a subrack and principles for installing boards.

Configuration of a Subrack
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Configuration of the MPS


The MPS is configured in the MPR. Each BSC6910 cabinet must be configured with one
MPS.
The boards that can be installed in the MPS are the EOMUa, ESAUa, SCUb, GCUa/GCGa,
EGPUa, EXOUa, FG2c, and GOUc. Figure 6-1 shows the configuration of the MPS.
Figure 6-2 Configuration of the MPS

The INT1 board (interface board) can be the INT2, EXOUa, POUc board.

The INT2 board (interface board) can be the FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, GOUd board.

If customers have also purchased the Huawei Nastar product, they need to install an SAU board in
the MPS or EPS of the BSC6910 cabinet (the SAU board occupies two slots that work in
active/standby mode). For details about how to install software on the SAU board and how to
maintain the SAU board, see SAU User Guide of Nastar documents.

The preceding figures are for your reference only and cannot be used for site planning. Site planning
should be performed based on the actual conditions and on the instructions in BSC6910
Configuration Principles.

Configuration of the EPS


The EPS is configured in the MPR or EPR.
The boards that can be installed in the EPS are the ESAUa, SCUb, EGPUa, EXOUa, FG2c,
and GOUc. Figure 6-2 shows the configuration of the EPS.

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Figure 6-3 Configuration of the EPS

The INT1 board (interface board) can be the INT2, EXOUa, POUc board.

The INT2 board (interface board) can be the FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, GOUd board.

If customers have also purchased the Huawei Nastar product, they need to install an SAU board in
the MPS or EPS of the BSC6910 cabinet (the SAU board occupies two slots that work in
active/standby mode). For details about how to install software on the SAU board and how to
maintain the SAU board, see SAU User Guide of Nastar documents.

The preceding figures are for your reference only and cannot be used for site planning. Site planning
should be performed based on the actual conditions and on the instructions in BSC6910
Configuration Principles.

Principles for Installing Boards


Boards must be installed according to the following principles:

Switching Board

Clock Board

GCUa, GCUb, GCGa, GCGb boards must be installed in slots 14 and 15 in the MPS.

OM Board

EOMUa boards can be installed in slots 0, 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 25 and 27 in the MPS. It is
recommended that EOMUa boards be installed in slots 10 and 12 of the MPS
subrack.

ESAUa boards can be installed in slots other than SCUb, GCUa, GCUb, GCGa, and
GCGb. A maximum of two ESAUa boards can be configured. It is recommended that
the ESAUa be installed in slots 0, 1, 2, and 3 in the MPS.

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The EXOUa board support large throughput. Therefore, EXOUa boards can be
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The EGPUa/EXPUa boards of the RMP logical type are installed in slots 8 and 9 in
the MPS.

EGPUa/EXPUa boards can be installed in slots other than those for the SCUb,
GCUa/GCGa, and EOMUa/ESAUa boards. EGPUa/EXPUa boards are preferentially
installed in slots 0 to 13.

Interface Board

Interface boards must be installed in the rear slots of a subrack to facilitate cable
layout.

The FG2c, GOUc, FG2d, GOUd boards support large throughput. The boards are
preferentially installed in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25. If these slots are occupied, the
boards can be installed in slots 14 to 15 and 26 to 27.

6.2 EGPUa Board


EGPUa is short for Evolved General Processing Unit REV:a.
On a BSC6910, 2 EGPUa boards are installed in slots 8 and 9 of the MPS to manage
resources, EGPUa boards to process services, install at least two boards be configured in each
subrack. The number of boards to be installed depends on site requirements and the number of
available slots. For details on the maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to
calculate this number, see the document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.For the
MPS, the EGPUa board can be installed in slots 0 to 9, slots 16 to 19, and slots 22 to 27. For
the EPS, the EGPUa board can be installed in slots 0 to 19, slots 22 to 27.

If EOMUa boards are not installed in slots 10 to 13 of the MPS, EGPUa boards can be installed in
these slots.

6.2.1 Functions of the EGPUa Board


The EGPUa board can support multiple functions after the logical board type is set on the host
software.

If Logical function type is set to RMP, the EGPUa board is used for resource management
processing. This function does not need to be configured.

The EGPUa board can be configured in ADD BRD.

If Logical function type is set to GCUP, the EGPUa board is used to process services on the GSM
BSC control plane and user plane.

If Logical function type is set to GMCP, the EGPUa board is used for mathematics calculation
processing.

If Logical function type is set to NASP, the EGPUa board is used for network assisted service
processing.

If the EGPUa board is used to manage resources, it can:

Perform load sharing for BSC-level GSM transmission resources.

Perform load sharing for BSC-level GSM service processing resources.

If the EGPUa board is used to process services on the GSM BSC control plane and user plane,
it can:
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PS Services

Processing PS services on up to 3,000 simultaneously active PDCHs where signals


are coded in MCS9

Processing packet links.

Detecting packet faults automatically.

CS Services

Enabling speech format conversion and packet forwarding for up to 6,250 speech
channels

Process protocols on the GSM BSC control plane.

Processing upper-layer signaling over the A, Um, and Abis interfaces.

Processing transport layer signaling.

Allocating and managing the various resources that are necessary for service setup,
and establishing signaling and service connections.

Supporting the processing of protocols on the control plane for up to 1,000 TRXs.

If the EGPUa board is used for mathematics calculation processing, it can:

Calculate using the Interference Based Channel Allocation (IBCA) algorithm.

If the EGPUa board is used for network assisted service processing, it can:

Perform network assisted WLAN identification.

6.2.2 Panel of the EGPUa Board


There are only indicators on the panel of the EGPUa board.
Figure 6-3 shows the panel of the EGPUa board.

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Figure 6-4 Panel of the EGPUa board

6.2.3 Indicators on the EGPUa Board


There are three indicators on the EGPUa board: RUN, ALM, and ACT.
Table 6-6 describes the indicators on the EGPUa board.
Table 6-6 Indicators on the EGPUa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for


1s

The board functions


properly.

On for 0.125s and


off for 0.125s

The board is in
loading state.

Steady on

There is power
supply, but the
board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power
supply, or the board
is faulty.

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Indicator

Color

Status

Description

ALM

Red

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or
blinking

There is an alarm,
indicating that the
board is faulty.

Steady on

The board is in
active mode.

Steady off

The board is in
standby mode.

ACT

Green

6.2.4 Technical Specifications of the EGPUa Board


The technical specifications of the EGPUa board consist of hardware specifications and
specifications of board processing capability. The hardware specifications consist of the
dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, and relative
humidity.
Table 6-7 describes the technical specifications of the EGPUa board.
Table 6-7 Technical specifications of the EGPUa board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two -48 V DC power sources working in


active/standby mode.

Power consumption

130 W

Weight

2.5 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Processing capability

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services on the GSM BSC control plane
and user plane, it supports:

1000 TRXs

600 cells

600 BTSs

6250 Erlang

3000 PDCHs

2,200,000 busy hour call attempts


(BHCAs), including PS traffic

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The preceding specifications refer to the maximum processing capability of the EGPUa board when
the board processes only the corresponding service.

The CS data service in the preceding table refers to the 64 kbit/s video phone service.

6.3 ENIUa Board


ENIUa is short for Evolved Network Intelligence Unit REV:a.
The number of boards to be installed depends on site requirements and the number of
available slots. For details on the maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to
calculate this number,see the document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.For the
MPS, the board can be installed in slots 0 to 9, 16 to 19, and slots 22 to 27. For the EPS, the
board can be installed in slots 0 to 19, and slots 22 to 27.

If EOMUa boards are not installed in slots 10 to 13 of the MPS, ENIUa boards can be installed in
these slots.

6.3.1 Functions of the ENIUa Board


The ENIUa board performs service awareness functions.
The ENIUa board performs the following functions:

Identifies web browsing services.

Identifies P2P downloading services.

Identifies IM services.

Identifies Email services.

Identifies Streaming Media services.

6.3.2 Panel of the ENIUa Board


There are only indicators on the panel of the ENIUa board.
Figure 6-4 shows the panel of the ENIUa board.

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Figure 6-5 Panel of the ENIUa board

6.3.3 Indicators on the ENIUa Board


There are three indicators on the ENIUa board: RUN, ALM, and ACT.
Table 6-8 describes the indicators on the ENIUa board.
Table 6-8 Indicators on the ENIUa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for


1s

The board functions


properly.

On for 0.125s and


off for 0.125s

The board is in
loading state.

Steady on

There is power
supply, but the
board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power
supply, or the board
is faulty.

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Indicator

Color

Status

Description

ALM

Red

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or
blinking

There is an alarm,
indicating that the
board is faulty.

Steady on

The board is in
active mode.

Steady off

The board is in
standby mode.

ACT

Green

6.3.4 Technical Specifications of the ENIUa Board


The technical specifications of the ENIUa board consist of hardware specifications and
specifications of board processing capability. The hardware specifications consist of the
dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, and relative
humidity.
Table 6-9 describes the technical specifications of the ENIUa board.
Table 6-9 Technical specifications of the ENIUa board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two -48 V DC power sources working in


active/standby mode.

Power consumption

130 W

Weight

2.5 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Processing capability

8000 Mbit/s traffic (uplink+downlink)

6.4 EOMUa Board


EOMUa is short for Evolved Operation and Maintenance Unit REV:a.
Two boards must be installed on the BSC6910. The EOMUa board is twice as wide as other
boards. One EOMUa board occupies two slots. The board can be installed in slots 0, 2, 4, 6,

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10, 12, 25 and 27 in the MPS. It is recommended that EOMUa boards be installed in slots 10
and 12 of the MPS subrack.

6.4.1 Functions of an EOMUa Board


The EOMUa board connects the LMT/M2000 and the other boards.
The EOMUa board performs the following functions:

Performs the configuration management, performance management, fault management,


security management, and loading management functions for the system.

Enables LMT or M2000 users to perform operation and maintenance on the BSC6910 to
control the communication between the LMT or M2000 and the host boards of the
BSC6910.

6.4.2 Panel of an EOMUa Board


There are indicators, ports, and buttons on the panel of an EOMUa board. In addition, hard
disks are installed on the EOMUa board.
Figure 6-5 shows the panel of the EOMUa board.
Figure 6-6 Panel of the EOMUa board

(1) Captive
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(3) Self-locking
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(5) ALM
indicator

(6) ACT indicator

(7) RESET
button

(8) SHUTDOWN button

(9) USB port

(10) ETH0 Ethernet


port

(11) ETH1
Ethernet port

(12) ETH2 Ethernet port

(13) VGA port

(14) HD0_RAID/ALM
indicator

(15) HD0_ACT
indicator

(16) HD1_RAID/ALM
indicator

(17) HD1_ACT
indicator

(18) OFFLINE
indicator

(19) Hard disk

(20) Screw for securing


the hard disk

To power off the EOMUa board, raise the upper and lower ejector levers on the EOMUa board, and
wait until the OFFLINE indicator is steady on. Then, pull out the board.

The SHUTDOWN button is used for powering off the board only in an emergency.

The RESET button is used to reset the system. It works the same way as the reset button on a PC.

Pressing the SHUTDOWN or RESET button has the risk of scratching the surface of EOMUa hard
disks. Avoid pressing these two buttons whenever possible.

6.4.3 Indicators on an EOMUa Board


There are five types of indicator on an EOMUa board: RUN, ALM, ACT, HD, and OFFLINE.
Table 6-10 describes the indicators on the EOMUa board.
Table 6-10 Indicators on the EOMUa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functioning properly.

On for 0.125s and off


for 0.125s

The board is being started.

Steady on

There is power supply, but the


board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply, or the


board is faulty.

Steady off

No alarm has been reported.

Steady on or blinking

An alarm has been reported,


indicating that a fault occurs
during the operation.

Steady on

The board is in active state.

Steady off

The board is in standby mode, or


the board is disconnected.

Steady on

The board can be removed.

Steady off

The board cannot be removed.

On for 0.25s and off for

ALM

ACT

OFFLINE

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Color

Status

Description

0.25s

over to the other working


mode.

HD0_RAID/A
LM

HD0_ACT

HD1_RAID/A
LM

HD1_ACT

The board has been configured


with the operating system (OS)
but not applications.

None

Steady off

Both RAID1 and hard disk 0


function properly.

Yellow

On for 1s and off for 1s

Hard disk 0 is backing up data.

Red

Steady on

RAID1 and hard disk 0 function


improperly.

Green

Steady off

There is no read or write operation


on hard disk 0.

Blinking

Hard disk 0 is being read or


written to.

None

Steady off

Both RAID1 and hard disk 1


function properly.

Yellow

On for 1s and off for 1s

Hard disk 1 is backing up data.

Red

Steady on

RAID1 and hard disk 1 function


improperly.

Green

Steady off

There is no read or write operation


on hard disk 1.

Blinking

Hard disk 1 is being read or


written to.

6.4.4 Ports on an EOMUa Board


There are four USB ports, three GE ports, and one VGA port on an EOMUa board.
Table 6-11 describes the ports on the EOMUa board.
Table 6-11 Ports on the EOMUa board
Port

Function

Connector Type

USB0-1 and USB2-3

Operators can use the USB ports


only after logging in to the
operating system (OS) running on
the board. The ports does not
require a signal cable or
connection to other devices when
the system runs properly.
Therefore, equipment security is
not affected.

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Function

Connector Type

ETH0-1

The hardware ports are used for


the communication between the
OMU and the LMT/M2000.

RJ45

ETH2

The port does not require a signal


cable or connection to other
devices when the system runs
properly. Therefore, equipment
security is not affected.

RJ45

VGA

Video port

DB15

6.4.5 Technical Specifications of the EOMUa Board


The technical specifications of the EOMUa board consist of hardware specifications and
performance specifications. The hardware specifications consist of the dimensions, power
supply, number of CPUs, power consumption, weight, hard disk capacity, memory capacity,
operating temperature, and relative humidity.
Table 6-12 describes the hardware specifications of the EOMUa board.
Table 6-12 Hardware specifications of the EOMUa board
Item

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 64.6 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two -48 V DC power inputs work in active/standby mode.


The power is supplied by the backplane of the subrack.

Number of CPUs

Power consumption

140 W

Weight

3.87 kg

Hard disk capacity

600 GB x 2 (RAID1)

Memory capacity

32 GB

Operating temperature
(long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature
(short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity
(long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity
(short-term)

5% to 90%

Table 6-13 describes the performance specifications of the EOMUa board.

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Table 6-13 Performance specifications


Item

Specifications

Number of recorded
alarms

A maximum of 150,000 alarms can be recorded.

Time when the standby


OMU data is
synchronized with the
active OMU data

The standby OMU synchronizes its data with that of the active
OMU board every second.

Duration of the
synchronization between
the active OMU files and
standby OMU files

Five minutes. The time required for the synchronization varies


according to the size and quantity of the files to be
synchronized.

Duration of the
switchover between the
active and standby
OMUs

Refers to the time from the request for OMU switchover being
accepted to the switchover being finished. The switchover
finishes in four minutes.

Duration of the OMU


restart

Duration of the OMU restart caused by an OMU fault. This


duration lasts for about three minutes.

The EOMUa board contains mechanical hard disks. The lifespan of mechanical hard disks is
short, and so the lifespan of the EOMUa board is about five years.
Adverse environments, such as high temperature or high altitude, shorten the board lifespan.
The EOMUa board must be protected against vibration, shock, and abnormal shutdowns to
ensure the lifespan.

6.5 ESAUa Board


ESAUa is short for Evolved Service Aware Unit REV:a.
The ESAUa board is twice as wide as other boards. One ESAUa board occupies two slots.
The number of boards to be installed depends on site requirements and the number of
available slots. For details on the maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to
calculate this number,see the document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.The
ESAUa board can be installed in any slots other than those for the SCUb and GCUa/GCGa
boards.A maximum of two ESAUa boards can be configured. It is recommended that the
ESAUa be installed in slots 0, 1, 2, and 3 in the MPS.

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The ESAUa board is optional. Each BSC6910 is configured with one ESAUa board.

The ESAUa board is preferentially installed in the MPS. When all slots in the MPS are occupied, the
ESAUa board can be installed in the EPS.

When the ESAUa board is installed in the MPS, all boards in the MPS except the EOMUa and
ESAUa boards will reset if the MPS resets. Services carried on the ESAUa board are unaffected.

When the ESAUa board is installed in the EPS, all boards in the EPS except the ESAUa board will
reset if the EPS resets. Services carried on the ESAUa board are unaffected.

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The ESAUa and EOMUa boards cannot be installed in active and standby slot pairs. For example,
slots 04 and 05 form a slot pair, which works in active/standby mode with the slot pair formed by
slots 06 and 07. If an ESAUa board has been installed in slots 06 and 07, an EOMUa board cannot
be installed in slots 04 and 05. The EOMUa board can be installed in slots 08 and 09, because the
slot pair formed by 06 and 07 do not work in active/standby mode with the slot pair formed by 08
and 09.

6.5.1 Functions of an ESAUa Board


An ESAUa board collects and preprocesses the data reported by NEs. The ESAUa board then
uploads the preprocessed data to the M2000 and eCoordinator. The Nastar collects and
analyzes the data reported by the ESAUa board on the M2000 side.
The ESAUa board performs the following functions:

For the Nastar:

Filters and aggregates raw data reported by NEs according to the rule for Nastar
thematic tasks.

Sends data preprocessing results to the Nastar through the M2000 for the Nastar to
perform thematic service analysis.

For the eCoordinator:

Filters and aggregates raw data reported by NEs according to data subscription
requests from the eCoordinator.

Sends data preprocessing results to the eCoordinator.

6.5.2 Panel of an ESAUa Board


There are indicators, ports, and buttons on the panel of an ESAUa board. In addition, hard
disks are installed on the ESAUa board.
Figure 6-6 shows the panel of the ESAUa board.

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Figure 6-7 Panel of the ESAUa board

(1) Captive
screw

(2) Ejector lever

(3) Self-locking
latch

(4) RUN indicator

(5) ALM
indicator

(6) ACT indicator

(7) RESET
button

(8) SHUTDOWN button

(9) USB port

(10) ETH0 Ethernet


port

(11) ETH1
Ethernet port

(12) ETH2 Ethernet port

(13) VGA port

(14) HD0_RAID/ALM
indicator

(15) HD0_ACT
indicator

(16) HD1_RAID/ALM
indicator

(17) HD1_ACT
indicator

(18) OFFLINE
indicator

(19) Hard disk

(20) Screw for securing


the hard disk

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To power off the ESAUa board, raise the upper and lower ejector levers on the ESAUa board, and
wait until the OFFLINE indicator is steady on. Then, pull out the board.

The SHUTDOWN button is used for powering off the board only in an emergency.

The RESET button is used to reset the system. It works the same way as the reset button on a PC.

Pressing the SHUTDOWN or RESET button has the risk of scratching the surface of ESAUa hard
disks. Avoid pressing these two buttons whenever possible.

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6.5.3 Indicators on an ESAUa Board


There are five types of indicator on an ESAUa board: RUN, ALM, ACT, HD, and OFFLINE.
Table 6-14 describes the indicators on the ESAUa board.
Table 6-14 Indicators on the ESAUa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functioning properly.

On for 0.125s and off


for 0.125s

The board is being started.

Steady on

There is power supply, but the


board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply, or the


board is faulty.

Steady off

No alarm has been reported.

Steady on or blinking

An alarm has been reported,


indicating that a fault occurs
during the operation.

Steady on

The board is in active state.

Steady off

The board is in standby mode, or


the board is disconnected.

Steady on

The board can be removed.

Steady off

The board cannot be removed.

On for 0.25s and off for


0.25s

The board is being switched


over to the other working
mode.

The board has been configured


with the operating system (OS)
but not applications.

ALM

Red

ACT

Green

OFFLINE

Blue

HD0_RAID/A
LM

HD0_ACT

HD1_RAID/A
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Steady off

Both RAID1 and hard disk 0


function properly.

Yellow

On for 1s and off for 1s

Hard disk 0 is backing up data.

Red

Steady on

RAID1 and hard disk 0 function


improperly.

Green

Steady off

There is no read or write operation


on hard disk 0.

Blinking

Hard disk 0 is being read or


written to.

Steady off

Both RAID1 and hard disk 1


function properly.

None

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Color

Status

Description

Yellow

On for 1s and off for 1s

Hard disk 1 is backing up data.

Red

Steady on

RAID1 and hard disk 1 function


improperly.

Green

Steady off

There is no read or write operation


on hard disk 1.

Blinking

Hard disk 1 is being read or


written to.

6.5.4 Ports on an ESAUa Board


There are four USB ports, three GE ports, and one VGA port on an ESAUa board.
Table 6-15 describes the ports on the ESAUa board.
Table 6-15 Ports on the ESAUa board
Port

Function

Connector Type

USB0-1 and USB2-3

Operators can use the USB ports


only after logging in to the
operating system (OS) running on
the board. The ports does not
require a signal cable or
connection to other devices when
the system runs properly.
Therefore, equipment security is
not affected.

USB

ETH0-1

The hardware ports are used for


the communication between the
SAU and the LMT/M2000.

RJ45

ETH2

The port does not require a signal


cable or connection to other
devices when the system runs
properly. Therefore, equipment
security is not affected.

RJ45

VGA

Video port

DB15

6.5.5 Technical Specifications of the ESAUa Board


The technical specifications of the ESAUa board consist of hardware specifications and
performance specifications. The hardware specifications consist of the dimensions, power
supply, number of CPUs, power consumption, weight, hard disk capacity, memory capacity,
operating temperature, and relative humidity and bandwidth requirements.
Table 6-16 describes the hardware specifications of the ESAUa board.

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Table 6-16 Hardware specifications of the ESAUa board


Item

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 64.6 mm x 395.4 mm

Power Supply

Two -48 V DC power inputs work in active/standby mode.


The power is supplied by the backplane of the subrack.

Number of CPUs

Power consumption

140 W

Weight

3.87 kg

Hard disk capacity

600 GB x 2 (RAID1)

Memory capacity

32 GB

Operating temperature
(long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature
(short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity
(long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity
(short-term)

5% to 90%

Table 6-17 describes the performance specifications of the ESAUa board.


Table 6-17 Performance specifications
Item

Specifications

Startup time

Duration of the ESAUa restart caused by a board fault. This


restart lasts for about three minutes.

The ESAUa board requires a amount of bandwidth for communication with the M2000.
Table 6-18 lists the bandwidth required by the ESAUa board.
Table 6-18 Bandwidth required by the ESAUa board (GSM)
Number of GSM TRXs

Bandwidth Required (kbit/s)

Number of TRXs < 360

64

360 Number of TRXs 960

708

Number of TRXs > 960

1856

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The ESAUa board contains mechanical hard disks. The lifespan of mechanical hard disks is
short, and so the lifespan of the ESAUa board is about five years.
Adverse environments, such as high temperature or high altitude, shorten the board lifespan.
The ESAUa board must be protected against vibration, shock, and abnormal shutdowns to
ensure the lifespan.

6.6 EXOUa Board


EXOUa is short for Evolved 2 10GE Port Optical Interface Unit REV:a. The EXOUa boards
are installed in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25.

6.6.1 Functions of the EXOUa Board


The EXOUa board functions as a 10GE optical interface.
The EXOUa board performs the following functions:

Provides two 10GE optical ports

Aggregates MAC links

Processes protocols at the transport layer

Supports the Abis, Gb, Cb, and A interfaces

6.6.2 Panel of the EXOUa Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of the EXOUa board.
Figure 6-7 shows the panel of the EXOUa board.

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Figure 6-8 Panel of the EXOUa board

6.6.3 Indicators on the EXOUa Board


There are seven indicators on the EXOUa board: RUN, ALM, ACT, Link Status Indicator for
Optical Port 0, Data Transmission Status Indicator for Optical Port 0, Link Status Indicator for
Optical Port 1, and Data Transmission Status Indicator for Optical Port 1.
Table 6-19 describes the indicators on the EXOUa board.
Table 6-19 Indicators on the EXOUa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for


1s

The board functions


properly.

On for 0.125s and

The board is in

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Indicator

Color

ALM

Red

ACT

Green

Link Status
Indicator for Optical
Port 0

Green

Data Transmission
Status Indicator for
Optical Port 0

Green

Link Status
Indicator for Optical
Port 1

Green

Data Transmission
Status Indicator for
Optical Port 1

Green

Status

Description

off for 0.125s

loading state.

Steady on

There is power
supply, but the
board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power
supply, or the board
is faulty.

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or
blinking

There is an alarm,
indicating that the
board is faulty.

Steady on

The board is in
active mode.

Steady off

The board is in
standby mode.

Steady on

linkup

Steady off

linkdown

Blinking

Data is being
transmitted.

Steady off

No data is being
transmitted.

Steady on

linkup

Steady off

linkdown

Blinking

Data is being
transmitted.

Steady off

No data is being
transmitted.

6.6.4 Ports on the EXOUa Board


There are two optical ports on the EXOUa board.
Table 6-20 describes the ports on the EXOUa board.
Do not install devices other than the optical module at the optical interface.

Table 6-20 Ports on the EXOUa board


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Port Identification

Description

Port Type

RX

Both TX and RX are optical


ports. TX transmits optical
signals and RX receives
optical signals.

LC/PC

TX

6.6.5 Technical Specifications of the EXOUa Board


The technical specifications of the EXOUa board consist of hardware specifications,
specifications of board processing capability and optical ports. The hardware specifications
consist of the dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature,
and relative humidity.
Table 6-21 describes the technical specifications of the EXOUa board.
Table 6-21 Hardware specifications of the EXOUa board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two -48 V DC power sources working in


active/standby mode

Power consumption

130 W

Weight

2.5 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Table 6-22 describes the specifications of the board processing capability.


Table 6-22 Specifications of the board processing capability
Item

Specification (with
SCUb configured)

Number of User Datagram Protocols

500,000

Abis

TRX

8000

CS Voice Service

75,000 Erlang

Max Online Subscribers

75,000

Maximum payload
throughput (physical layer)

8 Gbit/s

Gb

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SCUb configured)

Item
Cb

Cell

8000

The preceding specifications refer to the maximum processing capability of the EXOUa board when
the board processes only the corresponding service.

The maximum payload throughput is obtained when the uplink and downlink throughput is 64 kbit/s
and 384 kbit/s, respectively.

Table 6-23 describes the technical specifications of the optical ports.


Table 6-23 Specifications of the optical ports
Item

Specification
Optical Transceiver,
10GE, Single-Mode

Optical Transceiver, 10GE,


Multi-Mode

Mode

Single mode

Multimode

Connector type

LC/PC

LC/PC

Center wavelength

1,310 nm

850 nm

Operating data rate

10.3125 Gbit/s

10.3125 Gbit/s

Typical transmission
distance

10 km

0.3 km

Max output optical


power

0.5 dBm

-1 dBm

Min output optical


power

-8.2 dBm

-7.3 dBm

Saturation optical
power

0.5 dBm

-1 dBm

Receiver sensitivity

-12.6 dBm

-11.1 dBm

6.7 EXPUa Board


EXPUa is short for Evolved eXtensible Processing Unit REV:a.
For a BSC6910 working in GSM Only mode, install two EXPUa boards in slots 8 and 9 of the
MPS to manage resources, and install at least two EXPUa boards in each subrack to process
services. The number of boards to be installed depends on site requirements and the number
of available slots. For details on the maximum number of boards that can be installed and how
to calculate this number, see the document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles. For
the MPS, the EXPUa board can be installed in slots 0 to 9, slots 16 to 19, and slots 22 to 27.
For the EPS, the EXPUa board can be installed in slots 0 to 19, slots 22 to 27.
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If EOMUa boards are not installed in slots 10 to 13 of the MPS, EXPUa boards can be installed in
these slots.

6.7.1 Functions of the EXPUa Board


The EXPUa board can support multiple functions after the logical board type is set on the host
software.

If Logical function type is set to RMP, the EXPUa board is used for resource management
processing. This function does not need to be configured.

The EXPUa board can be configured in ADD BRD.

If Logical function type is set to GCUP, the EXPUa board is used to process services on the GSM
BSC control plane and user plane.

If Logical function type is set to GMCP, the EXPUa board is used for mathematics calculation
processing.

If the EXPUa board is used to manage resources, it can:

Perform load sharing for BSC-level GSM transmission resources.

Perform load sharing for BSC-level GSM service processing resources.

If the EXPUa board is used to process services on the GSM BSC control plane and user plane,
it can:
1.

2.

Process protocols on the GSM BSC user plane.

PS Services

Processing PS services on up to 3,000 simultaneously active PDCHs where signals


are coded in MCS9.

Processing packet links.

Detecting packet faults automatically.

CS Services

Enabling speech format conversion and packet forwarding for up to 6,250 speech
channels

Process protocols on the GSM BSC control plane.

Processing upper-layer signaling over the A, Um, and Abis interfaces.

Processing transport layer signaling.

Allocating and managing the various resources that are necessary for service setup,
and establishing signaling and service connections.

Supporting the processing of protocols on the control plane for up to 1,000 TRXs.

If the EXPUa board is used for mathematics calculation processing, it can:

Calculate using the Interference Based Channel Allocation (IBCA) algorithm.

6.7.2 Panel of the EXPUa Board


There are only indicators on the panel of the EXPUa board.
Figure 6-8 shows the panel of the EXPUa board.

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Figure 6-9 Panel of the EXPUa board

6.7.3 Indicators on the EXPUa Board


There are three indicators on the EXPUa board: RUN, ALM, and ACT.
Table 6-24 describes the indicators on the EXPUa board.
Table 6-24 Indicators on the EXPUa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for


1s

The board functions


properly.

On for 0.125s and


off for 0.125s

The board is in
loading state.

Steady on

There is power
supply, but the
board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power
supply, or the board
is faulty.

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Indicator

Color

Status

Description

ALM

Red

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or
blinking

There is an alarm,
indicating that the
board is faulty.

Steady on

The board is in
active mode.

Steady off

The board is in
standby mode.

ACT

Green

6.7.4 Technical Specifications of the EXPUa Board


The technical specifications of the EXPUa board consist of hardware specifications and
specifications of board processing capability. The hardware specifications consist of the
dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, and relative
humidity.
Table 6-25 describes the technical specifications of the EXPUa board.
Table 6-25 Technical specifications of the EXPUa board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two -48 V DC power sources working in


active/standby mode.

Power consumption

130 W

Weight

2.5 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Processing capability

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services on the GSM BSC control plane
and user plane, it supports:

1000 TRXs

600 cells

600 BTSs

6250 Erlang

3000 PDCHs

2,200,000 busy hour call attempts


(BHCAs), including PS traffic

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The preceding specifications refer to the maximum processing capability of the EXPUa board when
the board processes only the corresponding service.

The CS data service in the preceding table refers to the 64 kbit/s video phone service.

6.8 FG2c Board


FG2c is short for 12-port FE or 4-port electronic GE interface unit REV:c.
The board is optional. It can be installed in the MPS or EPS. The number of boards to be
installed depends on site requirements and the number of available slots. For details on the
maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to calculate this number,see the
document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.The boards are preferentially installed
in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25. If these slots are occupied, the boards can be installed in slots
14 to 15 and 26 to 27.

6.8.1 Functions of an FG2c Board


As an interface board, the FG2c board supports IP over Ethernet transmission.
The FG2c board performs the following functions:

Provides 12 or 8 channels over FE and 4 channels over GE ports.

Provides the link aggregation function at the MAC layer.

Provides routing-based backup and load sharing.

Supports the Abis, A, and Gb interfaces.

The FG2c board does not support the 10 Mbit/s or 100 Mbit/s half duplex mode.

The FG2c board has two CPUs: CPU0 and CPU1. CPU0 mainly performs the management plane
functions, such as board management, alarm reporting, performance counter, as well as transmission
port management and maintenance. CPU1 mainly performs the control plane functions, such as
establishment and clearing of channels for data flows.

6.8.2 Panel of an FG2c Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of an FG2c board.
Figure 6-9 shows the panel of the FG2c board.

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Figure 6-10 Panel of the FG2c board

6.8.3 Indicators on an FG2c Board


Among all the indicators on an FG2c board, RUN, ALM, and ACT indicate the status of the
FG2c board, and other indicators indicate the status of Ethernet ports. There are two
indicators at each Ethernet port: LINK and ACT.
Table 6-26 describes the indicators on the FG2c board.
Table 6-26 Indicators on the FG2c board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functioning


properly.

On for 0.125s and off for


0.125s

The board is in loading


state.

Steady on

There is power supply,


but the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply,


or the board is faulty.

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Indicator

Color

Status

Description

ALM

Red

Steady off

No alarm has been


reported.

Steady on or blinking

An alarm has been


reported, indicating that a
fault occurs during the
operation.

Steady on

The board is in active


state.

Steady off

The board is in standby


state.

Steady on

The link is connected.

Steady off

The link is disconnected.

Steady off

There is no data
transmission over the
Ethernet port.

Blinking

There is data transmission


over the Ethernet port.

ACT

Green

LINK (at an
Ethernet port)

Green

ACT (at an
Ethernet port)

Orange

6.8.4 Ports on an FG2c Board


There are four 100/1000BASE-T ports and eight 100BASE-T ports on the panel of an FG2c
board.
Table 6-27 describes the ports on the FG2c board panel.
Table 6-27 Ports on the FG2c board panel
Port

Function

Connector
Type

100BASE-T

100M Ethernet ports, used to transmit


100M signals

RJ45

100/1000BASE-T

100M/1000M Ethernet ports, used to


transmit 100M/1000M signals

RJ45

6.8.5 Technical Specifications of the FG2c Board


The technical specifications of the FG2c board consist of hardware specifications and
specifications of the board processing capability. The hardware specifications consist of the
dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, and relative
humidity.
Table 6-28 describes the hardware specifications of the FG2c board.

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Table 6-28 Hardware specifications of the FG2c board


Item

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two inputs of -48 V DC working in


active/standby mode. The backplane of the
subrack is responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

85.4 W

Weight

1.50 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Table 6-29 describes the specifications of the board processing capability.


Table 6-29 Specifications of the board processing capability
Item

Specifications

Maximum Packet Forwarding Rate (uplink+downlink)

2,200,000 PPS (Packet Per


Second)
NOTE
When service packets with the same
service type, source IP address, and
destination IP address are carried on
a physical port, the maximum
packet forwarding rate in their
receive direction is 600,000 PPS.

Abis

Gb

TRX

2,048

Session setup/release times

5,000/s

CS voice service

23,040 Erlang

Max Online Subscribers

23,040

Session setup/release times

5,000/s

Maximum payload throughput (at the


physical layer)

2,000 Mbit/s

Number of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) ports

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6.9 FG2d Board


FG2d is short for 12-port FE or 4-port electronic GE interface unit REV:d.
The FG2d board is optional. It can be installed in the MPS or EPS. The number of boards to
be installed depends on site requirements and the number of available slots. For details on the
maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to calculate this number,see the
document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.The boards are preferentially installed
in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25. If these slots are occupied, the boards can be installed in slots
14 to 15 and 26 to 27.

6.9.1 Functions of the FG2d Board


As an interface board, the FG2d board supports IP over Ethernet transmission.
The FG2d board performs the following functions:

Provides twelve channels over FE ports or eight channels over FE ports and four
channels over GE ports.

Provides the link aggregation function at the MAC layer.

Provides the routing-based backup and load sharing.

Supports the transmission of data over all its Ethernet ports on the basis of the
synchronized clock signals.

Supports the Abis, A, and Gb interfaces.

The FG2d board does not support the 10 Mbit/s or 100 Mbit/s half duplex mode.

The FG2d board has two CPUs: CPU0 and CPU1. CPU0 mainly performs the management plane
functions, such as board management, alarm reporting, performance counter reporting, as well as
transmission port management and maintenance. CPU1 mainly performs the control plane functions,
such as establishment and clearing of channels for data flows.

6.9.2 Panel of the FG2d Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of the FG2d board.
Figure 6-10 shows the panel of the FG2d board.

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Figure 6-11 Panel of the FG2d board

6.9.3 Indicators on the FG2d Board


Among all the indicators on the FG2d board, RUN, ALM, and ACT indicate the status of the
FG2d board, and other indicators indicate the status of Ethernet ports. There are two
indicators at each Ethernet port: LINK and ACT.
Table 6-30 describes the indicators on the FG2d board.

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Table 6-30 Indicators on the FG2d board


Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functional.

On for 0.125s and off for


0.125s

The board is in loading


state.

Steady on

There is power supply,


but the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply,


or the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or blinking

There is a fault alarm.

Steady on

The board is in active


mode.

Steady off

The board is in standby


mode.

Steady on

The link is well


connected.

Steady off

The link is disconnected.

Steady off

There is no data
transmission over the
Ethernet port.

Blinking

There is data transmission


over the Ethernet port.

ALM

ACT

LINK (at the


Ethernet port)

ACT (at the


Ethernet port)

Red

Green

Green

Orange

6.9.4 Ports on the FG2d Board


There are four 100/1000BASE-T ports and eight 100BASE-T ports on the FG2d board.
Table 6-31 describes the ports on the FG2d board.
Table 6-31 Ports on the FG2d board
Port

Function

Connector
Type

100BASE-T

100M Ethernet ports, used to transmit


100M signals

RJ45

100/1000BASE-T

100M/1000M Ethernet ports, used to


transmit 100M/1000M signals

RJ45

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6.9.5 Technical Specifications of the FG2d

Board

The technical specifications of the FG2d board consist of hardware specifications and
specifications of board processing capability. The hardware specifications consist of the
dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, and relative
humidity.
Table 6-32 describes the hardware specifications of the FG2d board.
Table 6-32 Hardware specifications of the FG2d board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two inputs of -48 V DC working in


active/standby mode. The backplane of the
subrack is responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

85.4 W

Weight

1.50 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Table 6-33 describes the specifications of the board processing capability.


Table 6-33 Specifications of the board processing capability
Item

Specification

Maximum Packet Forwarding Rate (uplink+downlink)

2,200,000 PPS(Packet Per


Second)

Abis

TRX

1,536

Session setup/release times

5,000/s

Speech service in the CS domain

23,040 Erlang

Max Online Subscribers

23,040

Session setup/release times

5,000/s

Maximum payload throughput


(physical layer)

512 Mbit/s

Gb

Number of UDP (User Datagram Protocol) ports

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The preceding specifications are the maximum capability regarding the corresponding service.

The number of session setup/release times indicates the signaling processing capability of an
Abis/A-interface board.

6.10 GCUa/GCGa Board


GCUa is short for General Clock Unit REV:a. GCGa is short for General Clock Unit with
GPS REV:a.
The GCUa or GCGa board is mandatory. Two GCUa/GCGa boards must be installed on the
BSC6910. The boards must be installed in slots 14 and 15 in the MPS.

6.10.1 Functions of a GCUa/GCGa Board


A GCUa/GCGa board performs the clock function.
The GCUa/GCGa board performs the following functions:

Extracts timing signals from the external synchronization timing port and from the
synchronization line signals, processes the timing signals, and provides the timing
signals and reference clock for the entire system.

Performs the fast pull-in and holdover functions on the system clock.

Generates RFN signals for the system.

Supports switchovers between active and standby boards. The standby GCUa/GCGa
board traces the clock phase of the active GCUa/GCGa board. This ensures the smooth
output of the clock phase in the case of a switchover.

Receives and processes the clock signals and positioning information from the GPS card
(Only the GCGa board supports this function.).

6.10.2 Panel of a GCUa/GCGa Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of a GCUa/GCGa board.
Figure 6-11 shows the panel of the GCUa/GCGa board.

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Figure 6-12 Panel of the GCUa/GCGa board

6.10.3 Indicators on a GCUa/GCGa Board


There are three indicators on an GCUa/GCGa board: RUN, ALM, and ACT.
Table 6-34 describes the indicators on the GCUa/GCGa board.
Table 6-34 Indicators on the GCUa/GCGa board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for


1s

The board is functioning


properly.

On for 0.125s and off


for 0.125s

The board is in loading state.

Steady on

There is power supply, but the


board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply, or the


board is faulty.

Steady off

No alarm has been reported.

ALM

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Green

Status

Description

Steady on or blinking

An alarm has been reported,


indicating that a fault occurs
during the operation.

Steady on

The board is in active state.

Steady off

The board is in standby state.

6.10.4 Ports on a GCUa/GCGa Board


There are 17 ports on a GCUa/GCGa board.
Table 6-35 describes the ports on the GCUa/GCGa board.
Table 6-35 Ports on the GCUa/GCGa board
Port

Function

Connector Type

ANT

Port for the GPS antenna. This port on the GCGa


board is used to receive the timing signals and
positioning information from the GPS satellite.
This port is not used on the GCUa board.

SMA male

CLKOUT0 to
CLKOUT9

Ports for synchronization clock signal output. The


ten ports are used to provide 8 kHz clock signals
and 1 PPS clock signals.

RJ45

COM0

This port receives only clock signals and


automatically discards all other data.

RJ45

COM1

Port for RS422-level 8 kHz clock signals

RJ45

TESTOUT

Port for clock signal outputs. The clock signals are


used for testing.

SMB male

TESTIN

Port for clock signal inputs. The clock signals are


used for testing.

SMB male

CLKIN0 and
CLKIN1

Port for BITS clock signal and line clock signal


inputs

SMB male

6.10.5 Technical Specifications of the GCUa/GCGa Board


The technical specifications of the GCUa/GCGa board consist of the dimensions, power
supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, relative humidity, and clock
precision.
Table 6-36 describes the technical specifications of the GCUa/GCGa board.

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Table 6-36 Technical specifications of the GCUa/GCGa board


Item

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power Supply

Two -48 V DC working in active/standby


mode. The backplane of the subrack is
responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

GCUa: 20 W; GCGa: 25 W

Weight

GCUa: 1.1 kg; GCGa: 1.18 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Clock precision level

Grade three

6.11 GOUc Board


GOUc is short for 4-port packet over GE Optical interface Unit REV:c.
The board is optional. It can be installed in the MPS or EPS. The number of boards to be
installed depends on site requirements and the number of available slots. For details on the
maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to calculate this number,see the
document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.The boards are preferentially installed
in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25. If these slots are occupied, the boards can be installed in slots
14 to 15 and 26 to 27.

6.11.1 Functions of a GOUc Board


As an optical interface board, the GOUc board supports IP over Ethernet transmission.
The GOUc board performs the following functions:

Provides four channels over GE ports.

Provides routing-based backup and load sharing.

Supports the Abis, A, and Gb interfaces.

The GOUc board does not support the 10 Mbit/s or 100 Mbit/s half duplex mode.

The GOUc board has two CPUs: CPU0 and CPU1. CPU0 mainly performs the management plane
functions, such as board management, alarm reporting, performance counter, as well as transmission
port management and maintenance. CPU1 mainly performs the control plane functions, such as
establishment and clearing of channels for data flows.

6.11.2 Panel of a GOUc Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of a GOUc board.

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Figure 6-12 shows the panel of the GOUc board.


Figure 6-13 Panel of the GOUc board

6.11.3 Indicators on a GOUc Board


There are five types of indicators on a GOUc board: RUN, ALM, ACT, LINK (optical port
indicator), and ACT (optical port indicator).
Table 6-37 describes the indicators on the GOUc board.
Table 6-37 Indicators on the GOUc board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functioning


properly.

On for 0.125s and off for


0.125s

The board is in loading


state.

Steady on

There is power supply,


but the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply,

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Indicator

Color

Status

Description
or the board is faulty.

ALM

ACT

Red

Green

LINK (optical
port indicator)

Green

ACT (optical
port indicator)

Green

Steady off

No alarm has been


reported.

Steady on or blinking

An alarm has been


reported, indicating that a
fault occurs during the
operation.

Steady on

The board is in active


state.

Steady off

The board is in standby


state.

Steady on

The link is connected.

Steady off

The link is disconnected.

Steady off

There is no data
transmission over the
optical port.

Blinking

There is data transmission


over the optical port.

6.11.4 Ports on a GOUc Board


There are four optical ports on a GOUc board.
Table 6-38 describes the ports on the GOUc board.
Do not install devices other than the optical module at the optical interface.

Table 6-38 Ports on the GOUc board


Port

Function

Connector Type

RX

Optical port, used to transmit and receive optical


signals. TX refers to the transmitting optical port,
and RX refers to the receiving optical port.

LC/PC

TX

6.11.5 Technical Specifications of the GOUc Board


The technical specifications of the GOUc board consist of hardware specifications,
specifications of board processing capability and optical ports. The hardware specifications
consist of the dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature,
and relative humidity.
Table 6-39 describes the hardware specifications of the GOUc board.

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Table 6-39 Hardware specifications of the GOUc board


Item

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x
D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power Supply

Two inputs of -48 V DC working in active/standby mode. The


backplane of the subrack is responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

65.90 W

Weight

1.40 kg

Operating temperature
(long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature
(short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity
(long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity
(short-term)

5% to 95%

Table 6-40 describes the specifications of the board processing capability.


Table 6-40 Specifications of the board processing capability
Item

Specifications

Maximum Packet Forwarding Rate (uplink + downlink)

2,200,000 PPS (Packet Per


Second)
NOTE
When service packets with the same
service type, source IP address, and
destination IP address are carried on
a physical port, the maximum
packet forwarding rate in their
receive direction is 600,000 PPS.

Abis

Gb

TRX

2048

Session setup/release times

5000/s

CS voice service

23,040 Erlang

Max Online Subscribers

23,040

Maximum payload throughput (at the


physical layer)

2000 Mbit/s

Number of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) ports

129,000

Table 6-41 describes the specifications of the optical ports.

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Table 6-41 Specifications of the optical ports


Item

Specification
Optical transceiver, GE,
Single-Mode

Optical transceiver, GE,


Multi-Mode

Mode

Single mode

Multi-mode

Connector type

LC/PC

LC/PC

Center wavelength

1,310 nm

850 nm

Operating data rate

1.25 Gbit/s

1.25 Gbit/s

Typical
transmission
distance

10 km

0.5 km

Max output optical


power

-3 dBm

-2.5 dBm

Min output optical


power

-9 dBm

-9.5 dBm

Saturation optical
power

-3 dBm

0 dBm

Receiver sensitivity

-20 dBm

-17 dBm

6.12 GOUd Board


GOUd is short for 4-port packet over GE Optical interface Unit REV:d.
The GOUd board is optional. It can be installed in the MPS or EPS. The number of boards to
be installed depends on site requirements and the number of available slots. For details on the
maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to calculate this number,see the
document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.The boards are preferentially installed
in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25. If these slots are occupied, the boards can be installed in slots
14 to 15 and 26 to 27.

6.12.1 Functions of the GOUd Board


As an optical interface board, the GOUd board supports IP over Ethernet transmission.
The GOUd board performs the following functions:

Provides four channels over GE ports.

Provides the routing-based backup and load sharing.

Supports the Abis, A, and Gb interfaces.

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The GOUd board has two CPUs: CPU0 and CPU1. CPU0 mainly performs the management plane
functions, such as board management, alarm reporting, performance counter reporting, as well as
transmission port management and maintenance. CPU1 mainly performs the control plane functions,
such as establishment and clearing of channels for data flows.

6.12.2 Panel of the GOUd Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of the GOUd board.
Figure 6-13 shows the panel of the GOUd board.
Figure 6-14 Panel of the GOUd board

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6.12.3 Indicators on the GOUd Board


There are five types of indicators on the GOUd board: RUN, ALM, ACT, LINK (optical port
indicator), and ACT (optical port indicator).
Table 6-42 describes the indicators on the GOUd board.
Table 6-42 Indicators on the GOUd board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functional.

On for 0.125s and off for


0.125s

The board is in loading


state.

Steady on

There is power supply,


but the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply,


or the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or blinking

There is a fault alarm.

Steady on

The board is in active


mode.

Steady off

The board is in standby


mode.

Steady on

The link is well


connected.

Steady off

The link is disconnected.

Steady off

There is no data
transmission over the
Ethernet port.

Blinking

There is data transmission


over the Ethernet port.

ALM

ACT

LINK (optical
port Indicator)

ACT (optical
port indicator)

Red

Green

Green

Green

6.12.4 Ports on the GOUd Board


There are four optical ports on the GOUd board.
Table 6-43 describes the ports on the GOUd board.
Do not install devices other than the optical module at the optical interface.

Table 6-43 Ports on the GOUd board


Port

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Function

Connector Type

RX

Optical port, used to transmit and receive optical


signals. TX refers to the transmitting optical port,
and RX refers to the receiving optical port.

LC/PC

TX

6.12.5 Technical Specifications of the GOUd Board


The technical specifications of the GOUd board consist of hardware specifications,
specifications of board processing capability and optical ports. The hardware specifications
consist of the dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature,
and relative humidity.
Table 6-44 describes the hardware specifications of the GOUd board.
Table 6-44 Hardware specifications of the GOUd board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x
D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two inputs of -48 V DC working in active/standby mode. The


backplane of the subrack is responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

65.90 W

Weight

1.40 kg

Operating temperature
(long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature
(short-term)

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity
(long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity
(short-term)

5% to 95%

Table 6-45 describes the specifications of the board processing capability.


Table 6-45 Specifications of the board processing capability
Item

Specification

Maximum Packet Forwarding Rate (uplink+downlink)

2,200,000 PPS(Packet Per


Second)

Abis

TRX

1,536

Session setup/release times

5,000/s

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Item

Specification

Gb

Speech service in the CS domain

23,040 Erlang

Max Online Subscribers

23,040

Session setup/release times

5,000/s

Maximum payload throughput


(physical layer)

512 Mbit/s

Number of UDP (User Datagram Protocol) ports

129,000

The preceding specifications are the maximum capability regarding the corresponding service.

The number of session setup/release times indicates the signaling processing capability of an
Abis/A-interface board.

Table 6-46 describes the specifications of the optical ports.


Table 6-46 Specifications of the optical ports
Item

Specification
Optical transceiver, GE,
Single-Mode

Optical transceiver, GE,


Multi-Mode

Mode

Single mode

Multi-mode

Connector type

LC/PC

LC/PC

Center wavelength

1,310 nm

850 nm

Operating data rate

1.25 Gbit/s

1.25 Gbit/s

Typical
transmission
distance

10 km

0.5 km

Max output optical


power

-3 dBm

-2.5 dBm

Min output optical


power

-9 dBm

-9.5 dBm

Saturation optical
power

-3 dBm

0 dBm

Receiver sensitivity

-20 dBm

-17 dBm

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6.13 PAMU (PARCb) Board


This section describes the appearance and indicator information of the PAMU (PARCb)
board.
The Power Allocation Monitoring Unit(Platform of Advanced Radio Controller REV:b)
(PAMU (PARCb)) board is configured in the subrack, with a power entry module (PEM)
box configured on either side. Each (PARCb) subrack is configured with only one PAMU
(PARCb) board. The PAMU (PARCb) board consists of an ELU port, an EMU port, a Frame
ID, and indicators.

6.13.1 Functions of the PAMU (PARCb) Board


The PAMU (PARCb) board is used to monitor the Power Entry Module.
The PAMU (PARCb) board performs the following functions:

Provides an RS485 port for the environment monitoring unit (EMU).

Detects the voltage of two -48 V PEM power inputs and reports related alarms.

Monitors PEM surge protection and circuit breakers, and reads information on power
voltage drops.

Provides a DIP switch, which is used to set the frame ID.

6.13.2 Panel of the PAMU (PARCb) Board


On the panel of the PAMU (PARCb) board, there is an ELU port, an EMU port, a Frame ID,
and indicators.
Figure 6-14 shows the panel of the PAMU (PARCb) board.
Figure 6-15 Panel of the PAMU (PARCb) board

1 ELU port

2 EMU port

3 Frame ID

4 RUN indicator

5 ALM indicator

The ELU port is reserved and now not used, the EMU port connects the EMU, and the DIP
switch is used to set the frame ID.

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6.13.3 Indicators on the PAMU (PARCb) Board


There are two indicators on the PAMU (PARCb) board: RUN and ALM.
Table 6-47 describes the indicators on the PAMU (PARCb) board.
Table 6-47 Indicators on the PAMU (PARCb) board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off


for 1s

The PAMU (PARCb) board


communicates with the SCU
properly. (Registered)

On for 0.125s and


off for 0.125s

The PAMU (PARCb) board fails


to communicate with the SCU
properly. (Not registered)

Steady on

There is an alarm.

Steady off

There is no alarm.

ALM

Red

6.13.4 DIP Switch on the PAMU (PARCb) Board


The PAMU (PARCb) board provides a DIP switch.
The DIP switch for the PAMU (PARCb) board also serves as the DIP switch for the (PARCb)
subrack. 5.5 DIP Switch on a Subrack describes its appearance, DIP bit, and configuration
method.

6.13.5 Technical Specifications of the PAMU (PARCb) Board


The technical specifications of the PAMU (PARCb) board consist of the dimensions, power
supply, power consumption, weight, voltage rating, and power rating.
Table 6-48 describes the technical specifications of the PAMU (PARCb) board.
Table 6-48 Technical specifications of the PAMU (PARCb) board
Item

Specification

Dimensions

84.4 mm 73.3 mm 27.0 mm

Power supply

A 3.3 V power source supplied by the fan


monitoring board

Power consumption

2W

Weight

0.1 kg

Voltage rating

3.3 V

Power rating

650 mW

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6.14 POUc Board


POUc is short for 4-port TDM/IP over channelized Optical STM-1/OC-3 interface Unit
REV:c. POUc/IP interface board supports the eGBTS.
The POUc board is optional. It can be installed in the MPS, or EPS. The number of boards to
be installed depends on site requirements and the number of available slots. For details on the
maximum number of boards that can be installed and how to calculate this number,see the
document BSC6900BSC6910 Configuration Principles.The boards can be installed in slots 14
to 19 and 22 to 27, and the board is preferentially installed in slots 16 to 19 and 22 to 25.

6.14.1 Functions of the POUc Board


As an interface board, the POUc board supports TDM/IP over channelized STM-1/OC-3
transmission.
The POUc board performs the following functions:

Provides four channels over channelized optical STM-1/OC-3 ports based on TDM/IP
protocol.

Supports the PPP function.

Extracts line clock signals.

Provides the Automatic Protection Switching (APS) function between the active and
standby POUc boards.

Supports the Abis interface.


The POUc board has two CPUs: CPU0 and CPU1. These two CPUs perform different functions when
the ports on the POUc board use different transmission modes.

When the ports on the POUc board use IP transmission, CPU0 mainly performs the management
plane functions, such as board management, alarm reporting, performance counter, as well as
transmission port management and maintenance, and CPU1 mainly performs the control plane
functions, such as establishment and clearing of channels for data flows.

When the ports on the POUc board use TDM transmission, CPU0 mainly performs the management
plane and control plane functions, such as board management, alarm reporting, performance counter,
transmission port management and maintenance, as well as establishment and clearing of channels
for data flows, and CPU1 mainly processes the signaling according to the MTP2 protocols.

6.14.2 Panel of the POUc Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of the POUc board.
Figure 6-15 shows the panel of the POUc board.

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Figure 6-16 Panel of the POUc board

6.14.3 LEDs on the POUc Board


There are four types of indicators on the POUc board: RUN, ALM, ACT, and LOS.
Table 6-49 describes the indicators on the POUc board.
Table 6-49 Indicators on the POUc board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functional.

On for 0.125s and off for


0.125s

The board is in loading state.

Steady on

There is power supply, but the board


is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply, or the


board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or blinking

There is a fault alarm.

ALM

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Color

Status

Description

ACT

Green

Steady on

The board is in active mode.

Steady off

The board is in standby mode.

Steady on

The STM-1 port does not receive


signals properly.

Steady off

The STM-1 port receives signals


properly.

LOS

Green

6.14.4 Ports on the POUc Board


There are four optical ports on the POUc board.
Table 6-50 describes the ports on the POUc board.
Do not install devices other than the optical module at the optical interface.

Table 6-50 Ports on the POUc board


Port
Num
ber

Port

Function

Connector
Type

Multiplexing
E1 Port
Number

Multiplexing
T1 Port
Number

RX

Receiving
optical port

LC/PC

0 to 62

0 to 83

TX

Transmitting
optical port

RX

Receiving
optical port

LC/PC

63 to 125

84 to 167

TX

Transmitting
optical port

RX

Receiving
optical port

LC/PC

126 to 188

168 to 251

TX

Transmitting
optical port

RX

Receiving
optical port

LC/PC

189 to 251

252 to 335

TX

Transmitting
optical port

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6.14.5 Technical Specifications of the POUc Board


The technical specifications of the POUc board consist of hardware specifications. The
hardware specifications consist of the dimensions, power supply, power consumption, weight,
operating temperature, and relative humidity.
Table 6-51 describes the hardware specifications of the POUc board.
Table 6-51 Hardware specifications of the POUc board
Item

Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power supply

Two -48 V DC working in active/standby


mode. The backplane of the subrack is
responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

77.25 W

Weight

1.50 kg

Temperature required for the long-term


operation

0C to 45C

Temperature required for the short-term


operation

-5C to +55C

Relative humidity required for the


long-term operation

5% to 85%

Relative humidity required for the


short-term operation

5% to 95%

Table 6-52 describes the specifications of the processing capability of the POUc board in
TDM transmission mode.
Table 6-52 Specifications of the processing capability of the POUc board in TDM transmission
mode
Item
Abis

Specification
TRX

1024

Table 6-53 describes the specifications of the processing capability of the POUc board in IP
transmission mode.
Table 6-53 Specifications of the processing capability of the POUc board in IP transmission mode
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The specifications stated above are the maximum capability regarding the corresponding service. The
specifications stated above are the maximum capability regarding the corresponding service.The
standard traffic model over the Abis interface is an average of 6.25 Erl traffic volume per TRX and an
average of 3 PDCHs using MCS-7 or 2 PDCHs using MCS-9 per TRX.

Table 6-54 describes the specifications of the optical ports on the POUc board.
Table 6-54 Specifications of the optical ports on the POUc board
Item

Specification
Optical
Transceiver,STM-1,Single-M
ode

Optical
Transceiver,STM-1,Multi-M
ode

Mode

Single mode

Multi mode

Connector type

LC/PC

LC/PC

Center wavelength

1310 nm

1310 nm

Operating data rate

155 Mbit/s

155 Mbit/s

Typical
transmission
distance

15 km

2 km

Max output optical


power

-8 dBm

-14 dBm

Min output optical


power

-15 dBm

-19 dBm

Saturation optical
power

-8 dBm

-14 dBm

Receiver sensitivity

-31 dBm

-30 dBm

6.15 SCUb Board


SCUb is short for GE Switching network and Control Unit REV:b.
The SCUb board is mandatory. Two boards must be installed in the subrack. The boards must
be installed in slots 20 and 21 in the MPS/EPS.
The SFP+ high-speed cable has two length specifications: 3 m (9.84 ft.) and 10 m (32.80 ft.). When the
cabling distance between two subracks in different cabinets is longer than 10 m (32.80 ft.), the SCUb
boards in the two subracks need to be connected using a multimode optical fiber. The SCUb boards
inside the same cabinet are connected using SFP+ high-speed cables.

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6.15.1 Functions of an SCUb Board


The SCUb board provides maintenance management and GE switching for the subrack where
it is located. It implements BSC6910 MAC switching and provides interconnections between
all modules in a BSC6910.
The SCUb board performs the following functions:

Provides the maintenance management function.

Provides configuration and maintenance for a subrack or the whole system.

Monitors the power supply, fans, and environment of the cabinet.

Supports the port trunking function.

Supports active/standby switchovers.

Enables inter-subrack connections.

Provides a total switching capacity of 240 Gbit/s.

Distributes clock signals and RFN signals for the system.

6.15.2 Panel of the SCUb Board


There are indicators and ports on the panel of the SCUb board.
Figure 6-16 shows the panel of the SCUb board.

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Figure 6-17 Panel of the SCUb board

6.15.3 Indicators on the SCUb Board


Among all the indicators on the SCUb board, RUN, ALM, and ACT indicate the status of the
SCUb board, LINK and ACT indicate the status of each 10M/100M/1000M Ethernet port, and
10G LINK indicates the status of each 10G Ethernet port.
Table 6-55 describes the indicators on the SCUb board.
Table 6-55 Indicators on the SCUb board
Indicator

Color

Status

Description

RUN

Green

On for 1s and off for 1s

The board is functional.

On for 0.125s and off for


0.125s

The board is in loading


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Indicator

Color

ALM

Red

ACT

Green

LINK (at the


Ethernet port)

Green

ACT (at the


Ethernet port)

Green

10G LINK

Green

Status

Description

Steady on

There is power supply,


but the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no power supply,


or the board is faulty.

Steady off

There is no alarm.

Steady on or blinking

There is a fault alarm.

Steady on

The board is in active


mode.

Steady off

The board is in standby


mode.

Steady on

The link is well


connected.

Steady off

The link is disconnected.

Steady off

There is no data
transmission over the
Ethernet port.

Blinking

There is data transmission


over the Ethernet port.

Steady on

The link is well


connected.

Steady off

The link is disconnected.

6.15.4 Ports on an SCUb Board


There are 15 ports on an SCUb board.
Table 6-56 describes the ports on the SCUb board.
Table 6-56 Ports on the SCUb board
Port

Function

Connector
Type

10/100/100
0BASE-T0
to
10/100/100
0BASE-T7

10 M/100 M/1000 M Ethernet ports, used for


inter-subrack connection. The 0 to 7 ports are not used in
theBSC6910.

RJ45

10G-T8 to
10G-T11

10 Gbit/s Ethernet ports, used for inter-subrack


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These ports can be interconnected using multimode


optical fibers.

high-speed
cables, the
SFP+
connectors
are used.

When these
ports are
interconnect
ed using
multimode
optical
fibers, the
LC or PC
connectors
are used.

COM

The port does not require a signal cable or connection to


other devices when the system runs properly. Therefore,
equipment security is not affected.

RJ45

CLKIN

Port for reference clock signal inputs, used to receive the


8 kHz clock signals from the GCUa board.

RJ45

TESTOUT

Port for clock signal outputs. The clock signals are used
for testing.

SMB male

6.15.5 Technical Specifications of the SCUb Board


The technical specifications of the SCUb board consist of hardware specifications and
specifications of optical ports. The hardware specifications consist of the dimensions, power
supply, power consumption, weight, operating temperature, relative humidity, and switching
capability.
Table 6-57 describes the hardware specifications of the SCUb board.
Table 6-57 Hardware specifications of the SCUb board
Item

Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

248 mm x 32.3 mm x 395.4 mm

Power Supply

Two -48 V DC working in active/standby


mode. The backplane of the subrack is
responsible for the power supply.

Power consumption

78 W

Weight

1.5 kg

Operating temperature (long-term)

0C to 45C

Operating temperature (short-term)

-5C to +55C

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Item

Specifications

Relative humidity (long-term)

5% to 85%

Relative humidity (short-term)

5% to 95%

Switching capacity

240 Gbit/s

Figure 6-17 shows the switching bandwidth of each slot when the subrack is configured with
two SCUb boards.
Figure 6-18 Switching bandwidth of each slot when the subrack is configured with two SCUb
boards

If only one SCUb board is functioning in the subrack, the switching bandwidth of each slot reduces by
half.
The switching bandwidth of a slot does not change with the cables used for interconnecting SCUb
boards.

Table 6-58 describes the technical specifications of the optical ports.


Table 6-58 Specifications of the optical ports
Item

Optical Transceiver, 10GE, Multi-Mode

Mode

Multimode

Connector type

LC/PC

Center wavelength

850 nm

Operating data rate

10.3125 Gbit/s

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Item

Optical Transceiver, 10GE, Multi-Mode

Typical transmission distance

0.3 km

Max output optical power

-1 dBm

Min output optical power

-7.3 dBm

Saturation optical power

-1 dBm

Receiver sensitivity

-11.1 dBm

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Cables

About This Chapter


This section describes BSC6910 cables, including power cables, PGND cables, optical cable,
BITS clock cable, Y-shaped clock cable, straight-through cable, alarm box signal cable,
GPS signal transmission cable, EMU RS485 communication cable, SFP+ high speed cable.
7.1 Power Cables
The power cables are the -48 V power cables and the RTN power cables, which are
mandatory external power cables. The power cables connect the Power Distribution Frame
(PDF) to the subrack and need to be installed on site.
7.2 PGND Cables
The PGND cables consist of external PGND cable, inter-cabinet PGND cables, PGND cables
for subracks, and PGND cables for cabinet doors. PGND cables are mandatory.
7.3 Optical Fiber
An optical fiber is used to connect an optical interface board to the Optical Distribution Frame
(ODF) or another NE, or to interconnect SCUb boards. It is optional in the BSC6910. The
number of optical fibers to be installed depends on site requirements.
7.4 BITS Clock Cable
The BITS clock cable is a type of clock signal cable. It is optional. The number of BITS clock
cables to be installed depends on site requirements. This cable transmits the BITS clock
signals to the GCUa board in the MPS. According to the impedance of the signal cables, the
BITS clock signal cables are classified into 75-ohm coaxial clock cables and 75-120-ohm
clock adapter cables.
7.5 Y-Shaped Clock Cable
The Y-shaped clock cable is a type of clock signal cable. It is optional. The number of
Y-shaped clock cables to be installed depends on the site requirements. This cable transmits
the 8 kHz clock signals from the GCUa or GCGa board in the MPS to the SCUb board in the
EPS.
7.6 Straight-Through Cable
The straight-through cable is of two types: the shielded straight-through cable and the
unshielded straight-through cable. The shielded straight-through cable is used to connect the

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boards consist of RJ45 Ethernet port and transmission devices. The number of
straight-through cables to be installed depends on site requirements.
7.7 Alarm Box Signal Cable
The alarm box signal cable is a type of signal cable available in different specifications. You
can choose one based on actual requirements. The alarm box signal cable is used to send the
alarm information to the alarm box for audible and visual display.
7.8 GPS Signal Transmission Cable
The GPS signal transmission cable is optional. It is used to transmit the GPS clock signals to
the GCGa board where the clock signals are processed and then provided for the system to
use.
7.9 EMU RS485 Communication Cable
An EMU RS485 communication cable transmits signals between the BSC6910 and the EMU.
7.10 SFP+ High-Speed Cable
An SFP+ high-speed cable connects the SCUb boards in different subracks.

7.1 Power Cables


The power cables are the -48 V power cables and the RTN power cables, which are
mandatory external power cables. The power cables connect the Power Distribution Frame
(PDF) to the subrack and need to be installed on site.
Table 7-1 describes the power cables.
Table 7-1 Power cables
Name

Color

Cross-Se
ctional
Area
mm2

Externa
l -48 V
power
cable

Blue

25/35

Connector on
the
Subrack/Instal
lation Position

Connector
on the
PDF/Installa
tion Position

Quantity

OT
terminal/NEG (-)
input port on the
subrack

OT
terminal/-48 V
DC output port
on the PDF

Four per subrack

OT
terminal/RTN
output port on
the PDF

Four per subrack

2-hole JG
terminal/-48 V
DC input port on
the power
distribution box
Externa
l RTN
power
cable

Black

25/35

OT
terminal/RTN
output port on
the subrack
2-hole JG
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Name

Color

Cross-Se
ctional
Area
mm2

Connector on
the
Subrack/Instal
lation Position

Connector
on the
PDF/Installa
tion Position

Quantity

the power
distribution box

The OT terminals of the -48 V DC and RTN power cables on the cabinet side are of M6 type.

The OT terminals of the PGND cable on the cabinet side are of M8 type.

The type of terminals of the -48 V DC and RTN power cables, and PGND cable on the PDF side
depends on actual conditions.

Figure 7-1 shows the external power cable.


Figure 7-1 Power cable

(1) OT terminal

(2) 2-hole JG terminal

7.2 PGND Cables


The PGND cables consist of external PGND cable, inter-cabinet PGND cables, PGND cables
for subracks, and PGND cables for cabinet doors. PGND cables are mandatory.
Each cabinet must be configured with one external PGND cable. When cabinets are installed
side by side, three inter-cabinet PGND cables must be installed between every two adjacent
cabinets. Other PGND cables are already installed in the cabinet before delivery.
Table 7-2 describes the PGND cables.
Table 7-2 PGND cables
Cable
Name

Color

Cross-Secti
onal Area
mm2

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Name

Color

Cross-Secti
onal Area
mm2

Connect
or Type
1/Install
ation
Position
1

Connector
Type
2/Installation
Position 2

Quantity

External
PGND
cable

Green and
yellow

25/35

OT
terminal/
Ground
bolt at the
top rear of
each
cabinet

OT
terminal/PGND
output port on
the PDF

One per
cabinet

Inter-cabin
et PGND
cables

Green and
yellow

OT
terminal/P
GND
busbar of
each
cabinet

OT
terminal/PGND
busbar of each
cabinet

Three
between
every two
adjacent
cabinets

PGND
cables for
subracks

Green and
yellow

OT
terminal/P
GND
busbar of
each
cabinet

OT terminal/Port
for the PGND
cable on the
subrack

Two per
subrack

PGND
cables for
cabinet
doors

Green and
yellow

OT
terminal/
Ground
screw on
the base

OT
terminal/Ground
screw on the
cabinet door

Eight per
cabinet

PGND cables are connected to M8 OT terminals on the cabinet side.

The types of connector at the end of - 48 V power cables, RTN power cables, and PGND cables
connecting to the PDF depend on site requirements.

Figure 7-2 shows a PGND cable for other hardware components.


Figure 7-2 PGND cable

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7.3 Optical Fiber


An optical fiber is used to connect an optical interface board to the Optical Distribution Frame
(ODF) or another NE, or to interconnect SCUb boards. It is optional in the BSC6910. The
number of optical fibers to be installed depends on site requirements.

Classification of Optical Fiber


According to the types of optical connectors at both ends of the optical fiber, the optical fiber
can be classified into the following types:

LC/PC-LC/PC single-mode/multimode optical fiber

LC/PC-FC/PC single-mode/multimode optical fiber

LC/PC-SC/PC single-mode/multimode optical fiber

In actual installation, the LC/PC optical connector at one end of the optical fiber is connected to an
optical interface board in the BSC6910, and the connector type at the other end of the optical fiber
depends on site requirements.

The SFP+ high-speed cable has two length specifications: 3 m (9.84 ft.) and 10 m (32.80 ft.). When
the cabling distance between two subracks in different cabinets is longer than 10 m (32.80 ft.), the
SCUb boards in the two subracks need to be connected using a multimode optical fiber. The SCUb
boards inside the same cabinet are connected using SFP+ high-speed cables.

The LC/PC-LC/PC single-mode/multimode optical fiber connects an optical interface board to the
ODF or another NE or interconnects optical interface boards.

In practice, two optical fibers form a pair. Both ends of each optical fiber in the pair are attached
with temporary labels. If one end of the optical fiber is connected to the TX port, the other end
should be connected to the RX port.

The TX and RX ends of each optical fiber must be connected correctly. Otherwise, the optical
signals cannot be received or transmitted.

Appearance
Table 7-3 describes the optical fibers used in the BSC6910.
Table 7-3 BSC6910 optical fibers
Optical Fiber
Type

Appearance

LC/PC-LC/PC
single-mode/mu
ltimode optical
fiber
LC/PC-FC/PC
single-mode/mu
ltimode optical
fiber

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Optical Fiber
Type

Appearance

LC/PC-SC/PC
single-mode/mu
ltimode optical
fiber

Installation
The optical fiber has an LC/PC connector at one end connected to an optical interface board.
The other end of the optical fiber can use an LC/PC connector, SC/PC connector, or FC/PC
connector as required. Figure 7-3 shows the installation positions of the optical fiber.

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Figure 7-3 Installation positions of the optical fiber

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7.4 BITS Clock Cable


The BITS clock cable is a type of clock signal cable. It is optional. The number of BITS clock
cables to be installed depends on site requirements. This cable transmits the BITS clock
signals to the GCUa board in the MPS. According to the impedance of the signal cables, the
BITS clock signal cables are classified into 75-ohm coaxial clock cables and 75-120-ohm
clock adapter cables.

Appearance
Figure 7-4 shows the 75-ohm coaxial clock cable.
Figure 7-4 75-ohm coaxial clock cable

(1) SMB connector

(2) Label

Figure 7-5 shows the 75-120-ohm clock adapter cable.


Figure 7-5 75-120-ohm Clock Adapter Cable

(1) SMB connector

(2) Label

The 75-120-ohm clock adapter cable has two SMB connectors at one end. Only one SMB connector is
used, and the other SMB connector is bound to the wire bushing by using cable ties. Pay attention to the
connection when using the 75-120-ohm clock adapter cable.

Installation
One end of the BITS clock signal cable is connected to the CLKIN0 or the CLKIN1 port on
the GCUa board. The other end of the cable is connected to the BITS clock source.

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7.5 Y-Shaped Clock Cable


The Y-shaped clock cable is a type of clock signal cable. It is optional. The number of
Y-shaped clock cables to be installed depends on the site requirements. This cable transmits
the 8 kHz clock signals from the GCUa or GCGa board in the MPS to the SCUb board in the
EPS.
The Y-shaped clock cable is not required if the BSC6910 is configured with only one MPS and no EPS.

Appearance
Figure 7-6 shows the Y-shaped clock cable.
Figure 7-6 Y-shaped clock cable

(1) Label (identifying a pair of twisted pair cables)

(2) RJ45 connector

Installation
The RJ45 connector at one end of Y-shaped clock cable is connected to the SCUb board in the
EPS. The two RJ45 connectors at the other end of the cable are connected to the active and
standby GCUa or GCGa boards in the MPS.
Figure 7-7 shows the installation positions of Y-shaped clock cables.

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Figure 7-7 Installation positions of Y-shaped clock cables

7.6 Straight-Through Cable


The straight-through cable is of two types: the shielded straight-through cable and the
unshielded straight-through cable. The shielded straight-through cable is used to connect the
boards consist of RJ45 Ethernet port and transmission devices. The number of
straight-through cables to be installed depends on site requirements.

Appearance
Figure 7-8 shows the shielded straight-through cable.

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Figure 7-8 Shielded straight-through cable

X1 and X2 are shielded RJ45 connectors at the two ends of the shielded straight-through cable.

Figure 7-9 shows the unshielded straight-through cable.


Figure 7-9 Unshielded straight-through cable

X1 and X2 are unshielded RJ45 connectors at the two ends of the unshielded straight-through cable.

Pin Assignment
Table 7-4 describes the pins in the RJ45 connectors at the two ends of the shielded
straight-through cable and the unshielded straight-through cable.
Table 7-4 Pins of the straight-through cable
X1 End

Wire Color

X2 End

Wire Color

X1-1

White and orange

X2-1

White and orange

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X1 End

Wire Color

X2 End

Wire Color

X1-2

Orange

X2-2

Orange

X1-3

White and green

X2-3

White and green

X1-4

Blue

X2-4

Blue

X1-5

White and blue

X2-5

White and blue

X1-6

Green

X2-6

Green

X1-7

White and brown

X2-7

White and brown

X1-8

Brown

X2-8

Brown

7.7 Alarm Box Signal Cable


The alarm box signal cable is a type of signal cable available in different specifications. You
can choose one based on actual requirements. The alarm box signal cable is used to send the
alarm information to the alarm box for audible and visual display.

Appearance
The connectors of the alarm box signal cable are of two types: DB9 and DB25. The actual
type must be consistent with that in the Site Survey Report. The following takes an alarm box
signal cable with the DB9 connector as an example.
Figure 7-10 shows an alarm box signal cable.
Figure 7-10 Alarm box signal cable

Pin Assignment
Table 7-5 describes the pins of the alarm box signal cable.
Table 7-5 Pins of the alarm box signal cable
RJ45

DB9

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RJ45

DB9

Installation
The RJ45 connector at one end of the alarm box signal cable is connected to the input serial
port on the alarm box. The DB9/DB25 connector at the other end of the cable is connected to
the serial port on the LMT.
Figure 7-11 shows the connection of the alarm box signal cable.
Figure 7-11 Connection of the alarm box signal cable

7.8 GPS Signal Transmission Cable


The GPS signal transmission cable is optional. It is used to transmit the GPS clock signals to
the GCGa board where the clock signals are processed and then provided for the system to
use.

Appearance
Figure 7-12 shows the GPS signal transmission cable.

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Figure 7-12 GPS signal transmission cable

X1: SMA male connector

X2: N-type female connector

X3: N-type male connector

Installation
Connect the N-type female connector of a 1-meter-long cable to the N-type male connector of
a 2.5-meter-long cable to join the two cables into a 3.5-meter-long GPS signal transmission
cable. The SMA male connector at one end of the GPS signal transmission cable is connected
to port ANT on the panel of the GCGa board. The N-type female connector at the other end of
the cable is connected to port Protect on the surge protector at the cabinet top.

7.9 EMU RS485 Communication Cable


An EMU RS485 communication cable transmits signals between the BSC6910 and the EMU.

Appearance
Figure 7-13 shows the RS485 communication cable.
Figure 7-13 RS485 communication cable

Pin Assignment
Table 7-6 lists the mapping between the pins at both ends of the RS485 communication cable.
Table 7-6 Mapping between the pins at both ends of the RS485 communication cable
RJ45

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DB9

Installation
The DB9 male connector at one end of the RS485 communication cable is connected to the
DB9 female connector on the EMU. The RJ45 connector at the other end of the cable is
connected to the EMU port on PAMU(PARCb) board, the PAMU(PARCb) board on the
bottom subrack.
One EMU is delivered with one RS485 communication cable (10 m). If the cable is not long enough, use
other wires to make a long cable onsite. For details about the wire sequence, see Table 7-6.

7.10 SFP+ High-Speed Cable


An SFP+ high-speed cable connects the SCUb boards in different subracks.

Appearance
Figure 7-14 shows the SFP+ high-speed cable.
Figure 7-14 SFP+ high-speed cable

Installation
Both ends of the SFP+ high-speed cable are connected to the 10G Ethernet ports on the SCUb
boards in different subracks.

Length of the SFP+ High-Speed Cable


The SFP+ high-speed cable has two length specifications: 3 m (9.84 ft.) and 10 m (32.80 ft.).
When the cabling distance between two subracks in different cabinets is longer than 10 m
(32.80 ft.), the SCUb boards in the two subracks need to be connected using a multimode
optical fiber. The SCUb boards inside the same cabinet are connected using SFP+ high-speed
cables.

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