Intercell 10 B38+B39

The intercell 10 B38+B39 is an outdoor TDD-LTE dual carriers base station with 2*(2*10W) output power (each carrier supports 2x2 MIMO with 10W output each RF channel).

Quickstart

Please follow these quick steps to set up your device:

  • Connect external antennas and Ethernet cable to the connectors (see "Expansion ports and slots");
  • Connect the device to the power source (see "Powering");
  • Connect with your laptop to the Ethernet port for configuration.
  • The device can get the IP address by DHCP and Static assignment;
  • Once connected, default maintenance IP address: 192.168.200.200, user name: admin, password: MikroTik;
  • If connecting with the Static assignment method, configure the IP address of your laptop as 192.168.200.100/24, then connect through https to the device: 192.168.200.200;
  • Configure backhaul and radio network see "Configuration".

Powering

The device accepts power in the following way:

  • Input power jack accepts 48 V DC⎓. The only connector with cable is provided with the package, you will need the power unit - generating 48 V.

The power consumption under maximum load can reach 200 W.

  • Connect provided cable to your power source.
  • Connect cable connector to the device.

If using Ethernet cable add RBGESP to the setup, which comes with the package.

Configuration

All configuration is necessary to carry out through the webGUI.
The configuration of this device should be done by a qualified person.

This topology shows typical Smallcell network architecture. HeNB works as LTE
the base station provides LTE service to UE;

NMS: HeNB management system (HeMS) is a virtualized solution that provides a full lifecycle
of small cell management functions. It supports TR-181 and TR-196 data model
which are defined by Broadband.
HeNB-GW: HeNB Gateway is deployed between HeNB and MME, provide the
aggregation of control and user plane traffic and capabilities necessary to manage
large clusters of small cells. It plays functions of data aggregation and forwarding,
and S1/X2 proxy

Configuration Flow

HeNB can get the IP address by DHCP and Static assignment. 
WAN port is an SFP port and is named as ID1 in the Network configuration.
LAN port os Ethernet port and is named ID2 in the Network configuration.
In the DHCP method, can check the HeNB IP address by MAC Scan.
In the static assignment method, configuration procedures are as below:

  1. Configure IP address of PC as 192.168.200.100/24
  2. Connect to HeNB WAN interface directly, login WebGUI through HTTPS
    Default maintenance IP address: 192.168.200.200
    User name: admin
    Password: MikroTik
  3. Configure HeNB IP address
    Configure "Address Type" as "Static"
    Configure "IPv4 address" and "Mask" accordingly.
  4. Press "Submit", HeNB will reboot to take configuration into effect.
  5. Connect the HeNB WAN interface back to LAN.

Login:

Login WebGUI with HTTPS.

Backhaul parameter

Configure the NME/HeNB-GW IP address:
Path: Management > Cell > S1SigLinkServer.


Radio network parameter

Output power calculation table

Please see the formula and table on how to determine output power

Output power of each antenna = ReferenceSignalPower  + BasedBm

Output power of 2 antennas = ReferenceSignalPower + Base + 3dBm

Band Width

Base

1MHz

19

3MHz

23

5MHz

25

10MHz

28

15MHz

30

20MHz

31

Warning! The maximum Tx power is 40 dBm, please calculate the Tx power accordingly otherwise the power amplifier might be damaged!


Configure common radio parameters:
Path: Management > Cell

  • Duplex Mode: TDD
  • TAC: 10
  • PLMNID: 00666

Configure Cell 1 radio parameters:

  • CellIdentity: 257
  • CandidateARFCNList: 38400

Note: EARFCN in Downlink, the Uplink EARFCN will be configured automatically by HeNB.

  • CandidatePCIList: 0..503

Note: Range from 0 to 503, HeNB will select PCI automatically.

  • FreqBandIndicator: 39
  • DL Bandwidth: 100

Note: 20MHz ↔ 100, 15 MHz ↔ 75, 10MHz ↔ 50, 5MHz ↔ 25.

  • UL Bandwidth: equal to DL Bandwidth value.
  • ReferenceSignalPower: -14

Note: Reference signal power, -14 means (-14+31) 17dBm, max value for product is 9 which will be (9+31) 40dBm.

Configure Cell 2 radio parameters:

  • CellIdentity: 258
  • CandidateARFCNList: 37900

Note: EARFCN in Downlink, Uplink EARFCN will be configured automatically by HeNB.

  • CandidatePCIList: 0..503

Note: Range from 0 to 503, HeNB will select PCI automatically.

  • FreqBandIndicator: 38
  • DL Bandwidth: 100

Note: 20MHz ↔ 100, 15 MHz ↔ 75, 10MHz ↔ 50, 5MHz ↔ 25.

  • UL Bandwidth: equal to DL Bandwidth value.
  • ReferenceSignalPower: -14

Note: Reference signal power, -14 means (-14+31) 17dBm, max value for product is 9 which will be (9+31) 40dBm.


Select the "AdminState" when all the above parameters are well configured.
Note: This is the switch to control the RF function, select enable RF function when all parameters are well configured.
Press "Submit", then HeNB will reboot to take configuration into effect.

Checking the RF status:

Path: Management > Cell > Cell1 > OpState, Management > Cell > Cell1 > OpState;
Note: "True" means the radio cell was established successfully.

Mounting

The device is designed to be used outdoors.
When mounting on the wall or mast, please ensure that the cable feed is pointing downwards.
The IPX rating scale of this device is IP66. We recommend using Cat6 shielded cables.
Mounting and configuration of this device should be done by a qualified person.
The package includes mounting parts for pole or wall mounting. Acceptable pole diameter 50 – 120 mm.
Please note the weight of the device is 25kg!

  • The package contains mounting accessories – 4 x fixed plates, 4 x M12 Bolts, 4 x M12 nuts. Use the M12 bolt and guide through the mounting frame, the fixing plate, and the cradle.
  • Screw in the four fixing screws near the lower side of the base, leave a 3mm gap for hanging to the mounting frame.
  • Install the case at the mount, let the screws on the two sides of the chassis fall into the mounting frame fixing holes. Lock all eight screws and secure them.
  1. Open the packing case and get mounting racks.

  2. Get the pole mounting accessories from the packing case, including 4 fixed plates, 4 M12 bolts, 4 M12 nuts. Guide the M12 bolt through the mounting frame, the fixing plate, cradle, and fix it on the cradle as shown in the picture.
  3. Keep the 4 fixing screws near the lower side of the chassis fixed on the chassis and leave a 3mm gap for hanging the mounting frame.
  4. Aim the case on the wall mount, let screws on the 2 sides of the chassis fall into the mounting frame fixing holes. Lock all 8 screws to finish.

Grounding

The installation infrastructure (towers and masts), as well as the router itself, must be properly grounded. Attach your grounding wire to the grounding screw, then attach the other end of the grounding wire to the grounded mast.
Power interface lightning protection – GB/T 17626.5, IEC61000-4-5.

Expansion slots and ports

  1. Power supply connector.
  2. Antenna connectors.
  3. LED indicating power.
  4. LED indicating activity.
  5. GPS antenna connector.
  6. SNIFF antenna connector.
  7. Ethernet port connector.
  8. SFP connector.

Hardware specifications

  • Standard TDD bands 38 and 39.
  • The peak data rate of each carrier (20MHz).

-DL 140 Mbps (256QAM,SF2).
-UL 30Mbps (64QAM,SF1).

  • The peak data rate of carrier aggregation (20MHz).

-DL 280 Mbps (256QAM,SF2).
-UL 60Mbps (64QAM,SF1).

  • Maximum 2*196 RRC connected users and 2 * 96 active users.
  • GPS, 1588v2, Network Listening.
  • 1 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 optical SFP.
  • 6 RF(4*ANT, SNF, GPS/BD).
  • Max output power 40 ± 1dBm / antenna.
  • All IP based backhaul, many IP backhauls methods can be used, including RJ45 Ethernet, SFP.

Frequency Bands B38:2570MHz-2620MHz, B39:1880MHz-1920MHz, channel bandwidth 5/10/15/20 MHz.

Accessories

The package includes the following accessories that come with the device:

Please visit wiki pages for the MikroTik SFP module compatibility table: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/MikroTik_SFP_module_compatibility_table

Upgrade example

B38 CFG example

Intercell build-in EPC guide

Reset configuration via serial console

CFG Import for Intercell

Intercell monitoring

Intercell dual-carrier TDD enterprise small cell configuration guide

Operating system support

The device supports Intercell HeNB software. RouterOS are not supported.


CE Declaration of Conformity

Manufacturer: Mikrotikls SIA, Brivibas gatve 214i Riga, Latvia, LV1039.

Hereby, Mikrotīkls SIA declares that the radio equipment type Intercell 10 B38+B39 is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: https://mikrotik.com/products


Note. The information contained here is subject to change. Please visit the product page on www.mikrotik.com for the most up to date version of this document.