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Remote Electrical Tilt System


Overview of Related Products, Installation
and Control Possibilities

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2 I Kathrein I Company Portrait

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Remote Electrical Tilt I General Information I 3

Remote
Electrical
Tilt System

Time is money, and setting up a mobile site takes time. So why not cut set-up time by using
Kathreins optimised products? Kathreins RET products such as the FlexRET and RFID-RCU
guarantee quick and easy set-up through automatic antenna configuration. As an added benefit,
they minimise potential RET installation errors. Kathrein's RET control devices make initial configuration and targeted optimisation much easier. Whats more, the Kathrein GPS Azimuth Adjustment
Tool allows fast and precise azimuth adjustment of the antennas on site.

4 I Remote Electrical Tilt I General Information

Why not make life easier with


the FlexRET and RFID-RCU?

FlexRET
Module

Modern mobile communication networks often provide the pos-

The FlexRET unit provides one AISG input and one output.

sibility of controlling the electrical downtilt of antennas remotely.

Only one AISG cable is needed for control. Of course, FlexRET

As a result, most antennas need to be equipped with Remote

antennas can also be deployed in daisy chain configuration with

Control Units (RCUs) in order to be able to change the downtilt

further FlexRET antennas and/or external RCUs.

without the need to physically access the sites.


For site/antenna sharing purposes, special Site Sharing AdapNot only do these RCUs need to be installed, they also need to

ters (type number 86010154/55) can be used. With these de-

be configured in accordance with the connected antenna. This

vices, up to three respectively six different BTS or operators can

results in an additional amount of time spent on site and a pos-

be interconnected to one common FlexRET antenna. Further

sible source of human error.

configuration details are given on pages 12-13.

In order to make the whole installation process easier, Kathrein


is now offering two new solutions to simplify remote electrical
tilting of base station antennas: FlexRET antennas and a RCU
with integrated RFID feature.
The control unit is integrated into the antenna radome for
FlexRET antennas. One FlexRET module is able to control
up to six antenna systems of one antenna, i.e. up to 12 port
antennas. The integrated module is pre-configured and calibrated ex-factory. That means all relevant antenna data is already
stored in the FlexRET module and is automatically transferred to
the used primary (e.g. Base Station (BTS) or ALC, PCA, ...). As
a result, this information does not need to be filled in manually
during installation.

ADVANTAGES

Only 1 x AISG in and 1 x AISG out (for daisy chain)

Reduction of AISG cables

No external RCUs need to be installed

Site sharing possibility with the Site Sharing Adapter

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All relevant antenna data is stored on this tag, namely the antenna configuration file, the antenna serial number and the antenna
model number. After mounting the RCU to the antenna, all data
stored on the antenna tag is read by the RCU once the power
is switched on. Only specific site information needs to be added
manually. The calibration is automatically performed when setting the first tilt value.

ADVANTAGES for both innovative devices

No additional calibration and antenna type


configuration on site necessary

Only site-specific information needs to be added

Possible configuration and installation errors


can be avoided

Saving installation time and costs

Potential savings of Opex and Capex

All antennas with RFID tag will be clearly marked. One marking can be found on the antenna label showing the following
symbol:

All future Kathrein multi-band antennas will be equipped with
the new FlexRET system. Furthermore, Kathrein also provides
another innovative solution for all existing antennas with external

In addition, the packaging will also be marked with the same

RCUs: A RCU with RFID feature, thereby providing RFID-based

logo.

communication between the antenna and the RCU.


Both systems are compliant to AISG 2.0/3GPP (default setting)
This upgraded RCU is equipped with an RFID reader. In additi-

and AISG 1.1. An up-to-date list of all antennas with RFID spindle

on, our portfolio of antennas is successively equipped with RFID

is provided on our homepage.

tags.

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RET Components

CCU (Central Control Unit) Page 22

Remote Control Unit (RCU)


with RFID Feature Page 16

Torque screw driver Page 24

PCA (Portable Control Adapter) Page 23

Lightning protection device Page 25

DC Power and Signal Splitter Page 24

ALC (Antenna Line Configurator) Page 21

Kathreins overall RET system works in accordance with


the AISG (Antenna Interface Standards Group) standard
and 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project).

Control cable Page 24

Site Sharing Adapter Page 18-19

Earthing clamp Page 25

OPTIONAL

Smart Bias Tee

AISG-DTMA
(Double Tower Mounted Amplifier) Page 26-27

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Kathreins RET System


Already Used and Installed All Over the World

UMTS site of a German operator


at the Oktoberfest in Munich
with Kathreins RET system.

Multi-system configuration site with Kathrein quad-band


antenna and RCUs.

Antenna site for LTE 800 and UMTS 2100 with two
Kathrein dual-band antennas and RCUs for each system.

8 I Remote Electrical Tilt I Control Devices

Devices for Controlling the RET System


Antenna Line Configurator
The antenna line configurator is a stand-alone device for the
configuration and control of AISG antenna line products such as
Kathreins RET system. For operation, no external power supply
and no PC or laptop are required. The Antenna Line Configurator
is designed for on-site use and has a touchscreen display which
is sunlight visible. Its size is only 265 x 102 x 37 mm and it has
an extra clip to securely fix it during the site access.
A variety of functions can be controlled with the
Antenna Line Configurator:

Scan for AISG devices

Select and configure the scanned devices


(e.g. adjust the downtilt of the antenna)

Documentation and protocolling of antenna installation


parameters in a report file

Update the software of the used antenna line devices


such as RCUs, FlexRET antennas, DTMAs

Check and store the mechanical downtilt of the antenna


with the internal tilt sensor

All complex functions and data which need more storage can
be transferred via WiFi to an arbitrary mobile device such as a
PDA, smartphone or laptop. An USB connection between the
Antenna Line Configurator and a laptop is also possible. The
mobile device does not need special software, a standard webbrowser is sufficient.
With one single Antenna Line Configurator, up to nine RET
devices, i. e. FlexRET antennas, external RCUs or a combination
of both can be controlled, depending on the system configuration and the length of the control cable.

Antenna Line Configurator

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Portable Control Adapter (PCA)

Central Control Unit (CCU)

The PCA is a portable controller for the on-site configuration of

The Central Control Unit (CCU) is a base-station integrated de-

ASIG antenna line devices, such as DTMAs, RCUs or FlexRET

vice to control antenna line devices such as RCUs, FlexRET an-

antennas. This product is designed for mobile applications to be

tennas and DTMAs. In order to cover all required applications,

used by installers or maintenance staff with temporary access to

the CCU can be accessed from the Operational Maintenance

the antenna site. Mainly, the PCA is used for the configuration of

Center (OMC) via the Ethernet input and/or directly on-site

AISG devices directly after the installation.

through a PC via the RS 232 input.

The PCA consists of a small control box and Windows-based

For the control via a PC, the CCU can be operated with a stan-

software to be installed on a laptop. The control box with

dard browser which means no additional software is required.

dimensions of 40 x 95 x 160 mm (H x W x D) transforms the USB


interface into an AISG-conform interface (RS 485 & DC voltage).

Up to 27 RET devices (external RCUs or FlexRET antennas) and

Together with the supplied software, all functions of the connec-

six DTMAs can be controlled via one CCU, depending on cable

ted devices can be controlled via a laptop.

size and maximum power.

Up to 27 RET devices (external RCUs or FlexRET antennas) can


be managed using one single PCA.

Portable Control Adapter

Central Control Unit

RCU

Antenna
with external RCU
or FlexRET

RCU

Antenna
with external RCU
or FlexRET

RCU

Connection Possibilities
for RET Control Devices

Antenna
with external RCU
or FlexRET

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SBT

SBT

SBT

OMC

For the communication between the control devices and the


RCU or FlexRET antenna, three different options are possible:

CONNECTION POSSIBILITIES
1. Using separate RS 485 cables

Depending on the respective application, either a CCU can be

2. U
 sing two Smart Bias Tees (SBT) in the feeder lines

integrated into the base station or a PCA or Antenna Line Confi-

3. V
 ia a DTMA at the antenna and a Smart Bias Tee at

AISG antenna line devices on site.

the base station

gurator can be used for the local configuration and control of the

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Adjustment of the Antennas Azimuth


Kathreins GPS Azimuth Adjustment Tool
Outdoor tablet

The basis for the functionality of a mobile communication network is not only the quality of the used products but also the
site planning. If the site planning is not correctly and accurately
realised during the initial installation, then this may result in poor
network quality and a dissatisfied subscriber base. Therefore,
an accurate site installation can be seen as one of the essential
issues in order to ensure the best possible subscriber or user experience. One critical parameter during the installation process
is the azimuth adjustment of the antennas on site. In order to
ensure the correct adjustment, a precise adjustment tool is needed. In addition, the sites are often hard to access, so the efforts
involved in the adjustment itself should be kept to a minimum.
Kathreins GPS Azimuth Adjustment Tool offers a very accurate

The outdoor tablet is included within the scope of supply and

and easy-to-handle adjustment of the antennas azimuth. It con-

provides a special app for the easy documentation of the site

sists of a GPS-based measurement tool in combination with a

installation. Within the app, not only the mentioned parameters

tablet for the adjustment control and site documentation.

can be measured, but the whole site information can be documented including photos of the site. A report can also be issued
and saved by this app. It is even possible to send the report
directly via e-mail with an additional SIMcard. Measurements are
also graphically and acoustically supported, thereby allowing a
hands-free operation of the tablet.

GPS Azimuth Adjustment Tool Features

Measurable parameters:
GPS position
Azimuth
Mechanical downtilt
Othometric height

Up to six hours operating time

Compact size and limited weight

Wireless communication between tool and tablet PC,


no cabling necessary

The tool can be easily mounted to an arbitrary panel antenna by using different adapter plates or a special mounting belt. It is extendable for best signal reception.

Suitable for all mobile panel antennas

A separate manual can be found on our homepage describing


the use and operation in more detail.

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Installation Guidelines
FlexRET Antennas
Single BTS Operation

Operation with Several BTS

For RET control of the FlexRET antenna via one base station

If the RET control of a FlexRET antenna cannot be handled via

(BTS), only one AISG cable (RS 485) needs to be connected

one single RET-signal path, the different RET signals need to

to the AISG input of the FlexRET module of the antenna. To

be interconnected with a Site Sharing Adapter (86010154/55).

achieve this, remove the protection cap on the AISG input which

With these Site Sharing Adapters, up to three respectively six

is marked by the word in. The control cable needs to be fixed

different BTS or operators can be connected to one common

with tightening torque of 0.5-1.0 Nm. This can be done by hand

FlexRET antenna.

or by a special torque screwdriver (type number 85010080).

The installation of AISG antenna line devices in between the


Site Sharing Adapter and the FlexRET antenna is not possible.

After scanning the FlexRET device with the primary (i.e. BTS or

If needed, they must be installed prior to the Site Sharing Adap-

an adequate control device, such as the Kathrein ALC or PCA),

ter. The Site Sharing Adapter can be fixed at the mast with the

the following antenna information is automatically read out:

included tension band. Attach the AISG cables of the different


BTS to the AISG inputs of the Site Sharing Adapter. One control

1. Antenna type number

cable then needs to be connected from the AISG output of the

2. Antenna serial number

Site Sharing Adapter (marked with FlexRET) to the AISG input

3. Antenna configuration file

of the FlexRET antenna. If an input of the Site Sharing Adapter


remains unused, then please do not remove the protection cap.

An initial calibration is not necessary since the FlexRET antennas

Dependent upon the site installation, the use of the optional

are pre-configured and calibrated to the minimum tilt.

grounding point of the Site Sharing Adapter may be necessary.


Before deploying the Site Sharing Adapter, one initial configurati-

RET modes

on needs to be performed in order to allocate the corresponding

According to 3GPP, the FlexRET antennas can be operated in

bands to the respective BTS.

SingleRET (default) and MultiRET mode which are switchable. The

A configuration file is created by specialised software which

mode required is dependent on the mode operated by the BTS.

needs to be uploaded to the Site Sharing Adapter by an ade-

Any queries related to the mode of operation of the base stati-

quate primary. This can be realised directly with the Kathrein

on should be directed to the corresponding BTS supplier. The set

PCA or by a firmware update routine with any AISG control de-

mode has no impact on the operation of the antenna but only on

vice (BTS or e.g. ALC). This process is described in more detail

the communication between the primary and the FlexRET antenna.

in the Site Sharing Adapter manual.

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Daisy Chain Configuration

Exchanging the FlexRET Module

FlexRET antennas can also be used in daisy chain configuration.

All FlexRET antennas are delivered with an integrated RET mo-

Remove the protection caps on the AISG input and output of

dule. However, this module can be replaced if necessary. To

the first antenna which are marked by the words in and out.

exchange the module, the two screws (type torx T-20) of the

Connect the control cable to the input. Remove the protection

existing module need to be released first.

cap of the AISG input of the second FlexRET antenna and attach a control cable to interconnect the input with the output of

screws

the first antenna. Proceed like this for further antennas. Please

screws

note: Do not remove the protection cap of the AISG output of


the last FlexRET module.
A combination with external RCUs in daisy chain is also possi-

AISG in (male)

AISG out (female)

ble. Please see the installation instructions for external RCUs for
more details.
The maximum number of antennas usable in daisy chain is

Bottom view of demounted FlexRET module

dependent upon the primary, e.g. up to a total number of nine


FlexRET antennas and/or external RCUs with the ALC.

The module will then slide out until an internal mechanical stop
occurs, the module will not fall out by itself. The module can
be released by pulling it further. The new module (type no.

Please note!

86010153) can then be placed in the slot and the screws need

If a Site Sharing Adapter ist used, the max. number of

to be tightened with a torque of 3 Nm.

FlexRET antennas in daisy chain ist limited to three.


A combination with external RCUs is not possible in
this case.

The antenna information is stored on an internal RFID tag in the


FlexRET antenna. The new FlexRET module gets the antenna infrom BTS
to first antenna

formation stored in the antenna automatically after the power is


switched on. It is not necessary to configurate the FlexRET with
antenna data manually. Again, only specific information needs to
be added. Since the module is not yet set to the required tilt, an
initial calibration for each antenna system needs to be performed.

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Attaching the External RCU


(Remote Control Unit)
1

Twist off the protective cap completely from the antenna.


Completely remove the black adjustement wheel by simply

Push the attachment nut of the RCU down towards the housing.
Place the RCU carefully over the adjustment spindle, ob-

pulling it downwards.

serving the correct alignment of the RCU with regard to the

Check the proper function of the phase shifter over the entire

antenna, i.e. the flat surfaces of the attachment fixture on the

adjustment range by twisting the adjustment wheel in such a

antenna side and those inside the RCU housing must lie flat

way, that the spindle moves completely in and out. Reset the
downtilt to minimum tilt.

against each other.

Push up the RCU carefully to the stop at the antenna.

Tighten the RCU attachment


nut using a torque-wrench
(type no. 85010077);
wrench width = 41 mm
min. torque = 15 Nm
max. torque = 18 Nm

Clean the thread surface. Apply the assembly paste evenly

Connect the RCU control cable immediately after attachment

onto the full circumference of the thread as illustrated in the

of the RCU. The tightening torque for fixing the control cable

figure.

connector must be 0.5-1.0 Nm. This can be done by hand or


by a special torque screwdriver (type no. 85010080).

For further information please read the "Safety data-sheet" (91/155 EEC),
Anti-Seize "High-Tech" Assembly Paste different packing sizes at
http://www.weicon.com/en

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Daisy Chain Configuration

RFID Functionality

If the RCU and the antenna both have RFID functionality, the
antenna details are automatically read out by the corresponding
primary:
For daisy chain operation, remove the protection cap and attach
a control cable to interconnect with the daisy chain input of the

1. Antenna type number

subsequent RCU.

2. Antenna serial number


3. Antenna configuration file

Please note!
Do not remove the protection cap on the daisy chain
output of the last RCU device.

Please note!
To provide the RFID functionality, it is essential that
the spindle is kept at minimum tilt before mounting the
RCU.

AISG in (male)

Bottom view of RCU

AISG out
(female)

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Remote Control Unit (RCU)


For Kathrein base station antennas with adjustable electrical
downtilt and appropriate mechanical interface

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1
and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

RFID Feature: Automatic


antenna configuration in
combination with RFIDspindle antennas

Type no.

86010148V01

Protocols

Compliant to AISG 1.1 and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Logical interface
ex factory 1)

3GPP/AISG 2.0

Input voltage range

10 ... 30 V (pin 1, pin 6)

Power consumption

< 1 W (stand by); < 10 W (motor activated)

Connectors 2) 3)

2 x 8 pin connector according to IEC 60130-9; according to AISG


Daisy chain in: male; Daisy chain out: female

Hardware interfaces

RS 485A/B (pin 5, pin 3); power supply (pin 1, pin 6); DC return (pin 7);
according to AISG / 3GPP

Fast calibration process


 The protocol of the logical
interface can be switched from
AISG 1.1 to 3GPP/AISG 2.0 and
vice versa with a vendor specific
command. Start-up operation
of the RCU 86010148VO1 is
only possible in a RET system
supporting 3GPP/AISG 2.0
1) 

Adjustment time
(full range)

40 sec (typically, depending on antenna type)

Adjustment cycles

> 50,000

Temperature range

-40 C +60 C

Protection class

IP 24

Lightning protection

AISG interface (each pin); 2.5 kA (10/350 s); 8 kA (8/20 s)

Housing material

Profile: Aluminium anodised; cover: Aluminium die cast coated

Weight

455 g (0.99 lbs)

Packing size

245 x 93 x 102 mm (9.6 x 3.6 x 4 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

177.5 x 59.5 x 49.5 mm (7.0 x 2.3 x 1.9 inches)

Please contact Kathrein for further


information
 The tightening torque used to fix
the connector must be 0.5-1.0
Nm (hand-tightened or with
torque screwdriver 85010080)

2) 

The RCU gets the information


stored in the antenna after power
on automatically if a corresponding antenna is used. In this case,
it is not necessary to configurate
the RCU manually

3) 

Kathrein Installation Set (Type no. 85010077)


Set consists of three spanners of 27, 32 and 41 mm width
1/2 square actuation
according to
DIN 3120 Form C

32 mm

27
mm

41

1/2" square actuation according to


DIN 3120 Form C
These tools are suitable for 7-16 connectors
with a wrench size of 27 or 32 mm, and the
RCU attachment nut with a wrench size of
41 mm.
Tighten nuts within a torque range of 25-33
Nm depending on connector manufacturers
specifications, respectively the RCU nut with
a torque range of 15-18 Nm.

Remote Control Unit (RCU)

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FlexRET
A flexible, integrated solution for adjusting the
electrical downtilt of Kathrein FlexRET antennas

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1
and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Single RETs or
MultiRET displayed
Type no.

86010153

Protocols

Compliant to AISG 1.1 and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Logical interface
ex factory 1)

3GPP/AISG 2.0

Operates as

Single RETs or MultiRET

Ex factory

Single RETs

Input voltage range

10 ... 30 V (pin 1, pin 6)

Power consumption

< 0.5 W (stand by); < 10 W (motor activated)

Connectors 2)

2 x 8 pin connector according to IEC 60130-9; according to AISG;


Daisy chain in: male; Daisy chain out: female

Daisy chain feasibility


(external RCUs or FlexRET
antennas)

Pre-configured and
pre-calibrated

Hardware interfaces

RS 485A/B (pin 5, pin 3); power supply (pin 1, pin 6); DC return (pin 7);
according to AISG/3GPP

Adjustment time
(full range)

40 sec (typically, depending on antenna type)

Adjustment cycles

> 50,000

Temperature range

-40 C +60 C

Protection class

IP 24 (installed)

Lightning protection

AISG interface (each pin), 2.5 kA (10/350 s), 8 kA (8/20 s)

Housing material

Profile: Aluminium anodised; cover: Aluminium die cast coated

Weight

350 g (0.77 lbs)

Packing size

245 x 93 x 102 mm (9.6 x 3.6 x 4 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

142 x 71 x 50.4 mm (5.6 x 2.8 x 2 inches)

If the FlexRET of an antenna has to


be replaced, the FlexRET gets the
information stored in the antenna
after power on automatically. It is not
necessary to configure the FlexRET
manually
 The protocol of the logical
interface can be switched from
3GPP/AISG 2.0 to AISG 1.1 with
a vendor specific command.
Start-up operation of the FlexRET
is only possible in a RET system
supporting 3GPP/AISG 2.0
1) 

Please note:
If the primary which controls the
FlexRET system does not support
the default ex-factory interface
setting, then the RCU must be
switched to the appropriate
standard of the primary before installation. Please contact Kathrein
for further information
The tightning torque used to fix
the connector must be 0.51.0
Nm (hand-tightened or with
torque screwdriver 85010080)

2) 

All FlexRET antennas are equipped


with this module. The module does
not need to be ordered separately.

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Site Sharing Adapter 3-way


Operate a FlexRET system
with up to three independent base stations or operators

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1
and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Single RETs or
MultiRET displayed
Type no.

86010154

Protocols

Compliant to AISG 1.1 and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Logical interface ex
factory

3GPP/AISG 2.0

Input voltage range

10 ... 30 V (pin 1, pin 6)

Power consumption

< 3 W (stand by); < 12 W (motor activated)

Connectors 1)

4 x 8 pin connector according to IEC 60130-9; according to AISG


In: male; Out: female

Hardware interfaces

RS 485A/B (pin 5, pin 3); power supply (pin 1, pin 6); DC return (pin 7);
according to AISG/3GPP

Temperature range

-40 C +60 C

Protection class

IP 54 (installed)

Lightning protection

AISG interface (each pin), 2.5 kA (10/350 s), 8 kA (8/20 s)

Max. cable length (Site


Sharing Adapter to last
FlexRET antenna)

150 m

Housing material

Cover: Aluminium die cast coated

Weight

650 g (1.4 lbs)

Packing size

160 x 250 x 100 mm (6.3 x 9.8 x 3.9 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

123 x 166 x 62 mm (4.8 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches)

Selectable arrangement of
the antennas arrays for up
to three BTS

Possible for up to three


FlexRETs (Daisy chain)
Please note:
The Site Sharing Adapter can
exclusively be used with FlexRET
antennas. The output of the Site
Sharing Adapter needs to be
directly connected to the FlexRET
antenna.
For selecting the arrangement of the
antenna arrays, a separate software
application is available.
The Site Sharing Adapter expands
the AISG interface of max. three
FlexRETs up to three AISG interfaces
for three independent AISG primaries. The assignment of antenna
arrays can be configured individually.
Stand by power for Site Sharing
Adapter and FlexRET system is
taken by the BTS with the highest
DC input voltage. When the motor is
in operation, the electrical power is
allocated fairly to the base stations,
according to the individual input.
The Site Sharing Adapter can not be
used in combination with an AISG
splitter (e.g. 86010002). For the
connection of the Site Sharing Adapter and the FlexRETs, a standard
AISG cable shall be used.

1) The
tightning torque used to fix
the connector must be 0.5-1.0
Nm (hand-tightened or with
torque screwdriver 85010080)

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Site Sharing Adapter 6-way


Operate a FlexRET system
with up to six independent base stations or operators

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1
and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Single RETs or
MultiRET displayed
Type no.

86010155

Protocols

Compliant to AISG 1.1 and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Logical interface ex
factory

3GPP/AISG 2.0

Input voltage range

10 ... 30 V (pin 1, pin 6)

Power consumption

< 3 W (stand by); < 12 W (motor activated)

Connectors 1)

7 x 8 pin connector according to IEC 60130-9; according to AISG


In: male; Out: female

Hardware interfaces

RS 485A/B (pin 5, pin 3); power supply (pin 1, pin 6); DC return (pin 7);
according to AISG/3GPP

Temperature range

-40 C +60 C

Protection class

IP 54 (installed)

Lightning protection

AISG interface (each pin), 2.5 kA (10/350 s), 8 kA (8/20 s)

Max. cable length (Site


Sharing Adapter to last
FlexRET antenna)

150 m

Housing material

Cover: Aluminium die cast coated

Weight

1350 g (3.0 lbs)

Packing size

195 x 360 x 110 mm (7.7 x 14.1 x 4.3 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

156 x 265 x 65 mm (6.1 x 10.4 x 2.6 inches)

Selectable arrangement of
the antennas arrays for up
to six BTS

Possible for up to three


FlexRETs (Daisy chain)
Please note:
The Site Sharing Adapter can
exclusively be used with FlexRET
antennas. The output of the Site
Sharing Adapter needs to be
directly connected to the FlexRET
antenna.
For selecting the arrangement of the
antenna arrays, a separate software
application is available.
The Site Sharing Adapter expands
the AISG interface of max. three
FlexRETs up to six AISG interfaces
for six independent AISG primaries.
The assignment of antenna arrays
can be configured individually.
Stand by power for Site Sharing
Adapter and FlexRET system is
taken by the BTS with the highest
DC input voltage. When the motor is
in operation, the electrical power is
allocated fairly to the base stations,
according to the individual input.
The Site Sharing Adapter can not be
used in combination with an AISG
splitter (e.g. 86010002). For the
connection of the Site Sharing Adapter and the FlexRETs, a standard
AISG cable shall be used.

1) The
tightning torque used to fix
the connector must be 0.5-1.0
Nm (hand-tightened or with
torque screwdriver 85010080)

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GPS Azimuth Adjustment Tool


GPS based azimuth adjustment tool
to azimuth base station antennas in the field

ADVANTAGES
Compatible with all panel
antennas

Easy to adapt onto


an antenna
Type no.

86010157 GPS Sensor Specification

Compact size

Receiver type

L1, C/A code, with carrier phase smoothing

No cabling necessary

Channels

Two 12-channel, parallel tracking

SBAS tracking

2-channel, parallel tracking

Used geodetic system

WGS 84

Update rate

10 Hz (10 measurement values per sec.)

Horizontal accuracy

< 1.0 m 95 % confidence (DGPS )


< 2.5 m 95 % confidence

Heading accuracy 2)

0.8

Tilt accuracy 3)

0.25

Orthometric height
accuracy 4)

1m

First start

Max 12 min. (primary initialisation of almanac)

Cold start

< 60 (no almanac or RTC)

Warm start

< 20 s typical (almanac or RTC)

Heading fix

< 10 s typical (valid position)

Interface

W-LAN (802.11); RS 232 (optional)

Power supply

LiPo-Battery (14.8 V, 2200 mAh)

Input voltage

18-28 V DC

Power consumption

5 W nominal; 36 W charging mode

Protection class

IP 54

Operating temperature

-10 C to +50 C

Storage temperature

-10 C to +60 C

Charging temperature

0 C to +35 C

Certifications

FCC; CE

Dimensions (H x W x D)

580 (900 deployed) x 116 x 65 mm


(22.8 (35.4 deployed) x 4.6 x 2.6 inches)

Weight

3.1 kg (6.8 lbs)

 Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view;


satellite geometry, ionospheric
activity and use of SBAS
1) 

1)

2)

Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view;


satellite geometry, ionospheric
activity

 After calibration

3) 

Based on a 40 second time


constant

4) 

A specific outdoor tablet is included


in the scope of supply.

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Antenna Line Configurator (ALC)


Stand-alone unit for the configuration and control
of antenna line devices

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1
and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Battery powered standalone device


Type no.

86010156

Connector 1) to RCU/TMA

1 x 8-pin connector according to IEC 60130-9, female,


conforming to AISG RF-connector (SMB male)

Input voltage of ALC

20-30 V DC

Display

Touchscreen, sunlight visible

Tilt sensor

Measuring range 80, accuracy 1

Output voltage to RCUs/


TMAs

AISG female pin 6 (24 V DC):


AISG female pin 1 (12 V DC):
RF male (at 24 V DC):
RF male (at 12 V DC):

Output power
(power supply to
RCUs/TMAs)

AISG female pin 6 (24 V DC)


without load on pin 1 (12 V DC) and on RF-plug: 15 W
AISG female Pin 1 (12 V DC)
with max. 7.5 W load on pin 6 (24 V DC) and/or on RF plug: 7.5 W

Current monitoring
measurement level

Per branch (12 V, 24 V, RF): 10-1500 mA

Over-current protection

Per branch (12 V, 24 V, RF): < 1500 mA

Interface to RCU/TMA

RS 485/power supply/RF connector (SMB male)

Protocol to RCU/TMA

HDLC hex-coded command set, conforming to AISG 1.1 and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Interface

W-LAN (802.11n), USB (1.1 / 2.0)

Max. number of
RCUs/TMAs

9/1 pcs., depending on system configuration and length of control cable

Max. length of control


cable

200 m/9 RCUs (in daisy chain configuration)


150 m/6 RCUs (in splitter configuration)

Internal memory

380 MB

Weight

1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Protection class

IP 54

Temperature range
(operating)

-20 ... +45 C ambient temperature

Temperature range
(charging)

0 ... +30 C ambient temperature

Dimensions (H x W x D)

265 x 102 x 37 mm (10.4 x 4.0 x 1.5 inches)

Packing size

400 x 280 x 85 mm (15.7 x 11.0 x 3.3 inches)

Power supply

LiPo-battery (14.8 V, > 2000 mAh)

No additional power supply


and software needed

Sunlight visible touchscreen display

20-30 V DC
10-15 V DC
10-30 V DC 2)
10-15 V DC 2)

1)

Tightening torque used to fix the


connector must be 0.5-1.0 Nm
(hand-tightened or with torque
screwdriver 85010080)

2)

Switchable with software

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Central Control Unit (CCU)


Base-station integrated unit
to control antenna line devices, for indoor use only

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1 and
3GPP/AISG 2.0

For integration into the BTS


Type no.

86010006

Connectors1) to RCU

3 x 8 pin connector acc. to IEC 60130-9, female, acc. to AISG

Power supply from BTS

DC: 48 V/max. 1.7 A, AC: 100 ... 240V/50 ... 60 Hz/max. 1.6A

Power supply to RCU

3 x +29 V DC/max. 1.7 A (in total)


3 x +13 V DC/max. 3.8 A (in total)

Total output power

Max. 50 W

Interface to RCU and


TMA

RS 485/power supply

Protocol to RCU and TMA

HDLC hex-coded command set, acc. to AISG

Interface to BTS

Ethernet (10 Base-T) and RS 232

Protocols to BTS

TCP/IP, PPP, HTTP/HTML, UDP, DHCP, FTP, SNMP, ICMP/PING

Alarm interface to BTS

8 x open collector output, user programmable

Max. number of RCUs


and/or TMAs

Up to 27 RCUs in daisy chain and up to 6 DTMAs;


depending on cable configuration and max. power

Max. length of
control cable

200 m (9 RCUs in daisy chain configuration)

Temperature range

-25 ... +55 C ambient temperature

Packing size

597 mm x 367 mm x 148 mm (23.5 x 14.4 x 5.8 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

19", 1 HU * (43.6 x 483 x 250 mm)

Access via ethernet or


RS 232

Operable with standard


web browser
* HU = Height unit
 The tightning torque for fixing the
connector must be 0.5-1.0 Nm
(hand tightened or with torque
screwdriver 85010080)
1) 

Remote Electrical Tilt I Data Sheets I 23

Portable Control Adapter (PCA)


Portable controller
for the local configuration of antenna line devices

ADVANTAGES
Compliant to AISG 1.1 and
3GPP/AISG 2.0

For on-site configuration


Control via laptop

Type no.

86010046

Connector 1) to RCU/TMA

1 x 8-pin connector according to IEC 60130-9, female,


conforming to AISG RF-connector (SMB male)

Input voltage of PCA

24 V DC

Output voltage to
RCUs/TMAs

AISG female pin 6 (24 V DC):


AISG female pin 1 (12 V DC):
RF male (at 24 V DC):

RF male (at 12 V DC):

24 V DC 10 %
14 V DC 7 %
24 V DC 10 % 3)
14 V DC 7 % 3)

Output power (power


supply to RCUs/TMAs)

AISG female pin 6 (24 V DC) without load on pin 1 (12 V DC) and on RFplug: 60 W, AISG female Pin 1 (12 V DC) with max. 30 W load on pin 6
(24 V DC) and/or on RF plug: 30 W

Current monitoring
measurement level

Per branch (12 V, 24 V, RF): 10-2,500 mA

Over-current protection

Per branch (12 V, 24 V, RF): < 2,500 mA

Interface to RCU/TMA

RS 485/power supply/RF connector (SMB male)

Protocol to RCU/TMA

HDLC hex-coded command set,


conforming to AISG 1.1 and 3GPP/AISG 2.0

Interface to PC

USB 1.1/2.0

Max. number of RCUs/


TMAs

27/3 pcs., depending on system configuration and


length of control cable

Max. length of control


cable

200 m/9 RCUs (in daisy chain configuration)


150 m/6 RCUs (in splitter configuration)

Weight

535 g (1.2 lbs), (incl. external power adapter)

Temperature range

0 ... +55 C ambient temperature

Dimensions (H x W x D)

40 x 95 x 160 mm (1.6 x 3.7 x 6.3 inches)

External power supply 2)

Input: 90-264 V AC, 47-63 Hz, 24 V DC/3.0 A

1)

Tightening torque used to fix the


connector must be 0.5-1.0 Nm
(hand-tightened or with torque
screwdriver 85010080)

2)

If powered via AISG-interface, no


external power supply is required

3)

Switchable with software

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RET Cable for Power Supply and Control


For indoor and outdoor use,
designed according to ETS 300019-1-4, class 4.1E
Type no.

86010007 ...

Connectors

2 x 8 pin connector according IEC 60130-9, female/male

Tightening torque for


fixing the connectors

0.5-1 Nm (the connector should be tightened by hand or by special


torque screwdriver)

Construction

Screen: 1 x twisted pair 100 /1 MHz, 2 x power supply, 1 x ground


AWM style 20317 I/II A/B + 20549 + 20233

Rated current

4 A (power supply) (at 50 C air temperature)

Temperature range

-40 C to +80 C, (fixed position)

Protection class

IP 67 (connected)

Cable diameter

8 mm

Flammability

VL 1581 VW-1, CS FT 1

Colour

Black, similar to RAL 9005

Minimum bending radius

One time 60 mm, several times 120 mm

DC-Power and Signal Splitter


For Remote Electrical Tilt (RET) indoor and outdoor use

The control cables are available in different lengths from 0.5 m up to 100 m
PIN assignment
according AISG:
1 +13 V DC
(+12 V DC nominal)
2 Not connected
3 RS 485 B
4 Not connected
5 RS 485 A
6 +29 V DC
(+24 V DC
nominal)
7 DC return
8 Not connected

Female

Male

Torque screwdriver
Optional: Torque screwdriver for AISG
connecting cable (order no. 85010080).
With the torque screwdriver, Kathrein
connecting cables can be easily fixed at
the recommended torque of 1 Nm

AISG compliant device for splitting of DC-power and control signals from one input to
three outputs.
Type no.

86010002 3-way splitter for RET

Connectors 1)

4 x 8 pin connector according IEC 60130-9, 1 x male, 3 x female

Rated current (power


supply)

3 A (at 50 C)

Max. voltage

60 V

Protection class

IP 65

Weight

250 g (0.6 lb)

Packing size

114 x 117 x 117 mm (4.5 x 4.6 x 4.6 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

91 x 103 x 72 mm (3.6 x 4.1 x 2.8 inches)

3-way splitter for RET


 The tightning torque used to fix the
connector must be 0.5-1.0 Nm
(hand-tightened or with torque
screwdriver 85010080)

1) 

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Lightning Protection Device (LPD)


For Remote Electrical Tilt (RET) indoor and outdoor use
The device is designed for lightning protection of control cables carrying partial
lightning currents up to 25 kA (shield) and 2.5 kA (inner conductor), according
IEC 61643-1, IEC 61312-3. Each pin is protected individually.
Type no.

86010030

Connectors 1)

2 x 8 pin connector, according IEC 60130-9, input: male, output: female

SPD type

8 x bipolar gas tube

Max. impuls current

25 kA (housing, shield) (10/350 s)


inner conductors: 2.5 kA/pin (10/350 s)

Max. dynamic overvoltage at spark gap (1 kV/s)

< 700 V

Static overvoltage
(100 V/s)

< 100 V

Grounding

Via mounting plate/clamps at metallic surfaces or via separate cable,


min. cross-section 5 mm2 Cu (screw M6)

Max. operation current

4 A at 50 C

Max. operation voltage

60 V

Protection class

IP 55

Weight

250 g (0.6 lb)

Packing size

114 x 117 x 117 mm (4.5 x 4.6 x 4.6 inches)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

91 x 103 x 72 mm (3.6 x 4.1 x 2.8 inches)

Earthing Clamp for Power Supply and Control Cable


For Remote Control Unit (RCU)
The clamp is designed for lightning protection of control cables according to EN 50164-1
Type no.

86010031

Max. lightning current

20 kA (pulse 10/350 sec)

Contact resistance

< 3 m

Protection class

IP 68

Grounding

Via stranded grounding wire, 16 mm2, length 0.5 m,


one end terminated with cable eye (10 mm lug)

Packing size

Plastic bag: 210 x 210 mm (8.3 x 8.3 inches)

Weight

160 g (0.4 lbs)

1)

The tightning torque used to fix the


connector must be 0.5-1.0 Nm
(hand-tightened or with torque
screwdriver 85010080)

26 I Remote Electrical Tilt I DTMAs

Kathrein DTMAs
Kathrein DTMAs are designed in a compact line and as double

DTMAs with AISG compatibility support AISG 1.1 and AISG 2.0

units for easy use with XPol antennas. All DTMAs have a bypass

(default) and are suitable for antenna RET control according to

mode to ensure cell operation in case of DC power down and

AISG/3GPP standard.

have a built-in lightning protection.

DTMA

LTE 800
12 dB AISG

GSM/CDMA 850
12 dB AISG/CWA

GSM/UMTS 900
12 dB AISG/CWA

LTE/GSM 1800
12 dB AISG/CWA

PCS 1900
12 dB AISG/CWA

UMTS 2100
12 dB AISG/CWA

UMTS 2100
12 dB AISG/CWA BYP 1800

LTE 2600
12 dB AISG

Dual-band DTMA

System Components

DC Stop
250-2700 MHz

LTE 800 & UMTS 900


12 dB AISG/CWA

AWS 1700/2100
12 dB AISG/CWA

LTE 1800 & UMTS 2100


12 dB AISG

Smart Bias Tee


690-2700 MHz

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Kathrein offers a large variety of different DTMA types with numerous features. The customer can choose an appropriate
DTMA according to the following characteristics:

1. ALARM modes

Single mode (AISG or CWA)

Dual mode (AISG and CWA)

2. Different gain values

12 dB

24 dB

12/32 dB (switchable)

3. Various frequency ranges

700 MHz

800 MHz

850 MHz

900 MHz

1800 MHz

1900 MHz

AWS

2100 MHz

2600 MHz

4. D
 ual-band DTMAs
for different frequency combinations, e.g.:

800 MHz + 900 MHz

1800 MHz + 2100 MHz

2100 MHz + 2600 MHz

AWS + PCS

5. DTMAs with integrated combiner functionality

2 inputs, 4 outputs

Splitting up combined signals at the antenna

6. RF-bypass at different frequencies


For an up-to-date overview of all existing types, please see the
DTMA selection guide on our homepage: www.kathrein.com

Manuals and regular software updates for Kathrein RET


products are provided via our customer portal. Please visit
www.kathrein.com

99812410/2/0215/VMWA/PF | Subject to change.


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83022 Rosenheim, GERMANY
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