Crimson TNG: Getting Started
Congratulations on your purchase of the Per Vices Crimson TNG Transceiver! This manual is intended to provide you with useful information regarding the safe operation and use of your new transceiver.
This product is subject to the Per Vices terms and conditions.
Please review these terms and conditions carefully, prior to purchasing or using our products.
If you have questions, please contact us for more information.
Every effort has been made to test and measure the validity of this equipment. However, these specifications may change from time to time without notice.
|RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Do not attempt to modify or touch the internals of this device. Ensure host computer is properly grounded during operation. Disconnect AC power during installing or removal.
|HOT SURFACE This device may become very hot during operation; avoid contact. Ensure adequate ventilation and that unobstructed fan inlets.
|LABORATORY USE ONLY This device has not been approved by any agency or approvals body for Electrical Safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility, or Telecommunications at the time of distribution. Research use only!
|OBSERVE ESD PRECAUTIONS This device contains electrostatically sensitive components: it may be damaged by static discharges. Observe ESD precautions & proper grounding when handling, installing, or removing device.
|RF TRANSMITTER This device is capable of RF transmission on bands or frequencies subject to regulatory oversight. Operators are responsible to ensure use of this device meets local regulatory and legal standards, as they may apply to you and the band of interest. This device is intended for test and measurement use only.
This device is capable of RF transmission on bands or frequencies subject to regulatory oversight. It is the exclusive responsibility of customers and end users to ensure use of this device meets local regulatory and legal standards, as they may apply to you and the band of interest.
Overview of Setup
Figure 1: Overall installation and configuration procedure.
Installation and configuration comprises of four parts:
- physically setting up the hardware
- configuring the host network interfaces,
- building and installing the Per Vices libUHD library on the host computer
- installing gnuradio
Plugging in the device
Figure 2: Device Overview
- Crimson TNG with Micro SD card inserted\(^1\)
- Power cable
- 10G SFP+ cable(s)
- Ethernet cable
- Host computer with a 10GBASE-R network card installed\(^2\)
Figure 3: Physical installation of Crimson TNG hardware.
- Ensure the Micro SD card is fully inserted inside the Micro SD card reader.
- Plug in the power cable at the rear of Crimson TNG.
- Connect ethernet cable from host computer to Management port on front of Crimson TNG.
- Connect 10G SFP+ cables from 10GBASE-R network card\(^2\) installed in host computer to SFP+ ports on front of Crimson TNG.
- Turn on the unit and wait for the four LEDs on the front of Crimson TNG to light up. This is referred to as the LED Boot Sequence
How to Test Successful Setup and Operation
Please see how to Test Successful Setup and Operation to ensure your device is properly setup.
\(^1\) This is how Crimson TNG ships. If you have any issues or concerns regarding your Micro SD card, please contact us.
\(^2\) It is very important to ensure that network devices or interfaces intended to be used to connect to Crimson TNG support 10GBASE-R. The 10GBASE-R family includes:
- and 10GBASE-ER interfaces.
There is a significant difference between a 10GBASE-X interface (4 serial lanes specified to 3.125Gbps using 8b/10b coding), and the 10GBASE-R interface (1 serial lane specified to 10.3125Gbps using 64b/66b coding) that Crimson TNG uses.
Manufacturer Model Atto Technologies FFRM-NS12-000 Emulex Corporation OCe14102B-UM AddOn Network ADD-PCIE-2SFP+ Solarflare Communications SFN8522-ONLOAD
Although both standards may expose the same mechanical SFP+ interface (and thereby allowing you to mechanically connect the two interfaces) the standards are fundamentally incompatible. Connecting Crimson TNG (10GBASE-R) to a network card that only supports 10GBASE-X or 10GBASE-T will not work.