RipEX

Key Features:

RipEX is a radio modem platform renowned for overall data throughput in any real-time environment. RipEX radio modems are native IP devices, Software Defined with Linux OS that have been designed with attention to detail, performance and quality. All relevant state-of-the-art concepts have been carefully implemented.

RipEX, 1st generation, is a best-in-class compact radio modem proven within the market since 2011 and used in thousands of installations.

 

• 166 kbps / 50 kHz / 16DEQAM
• 1× ETH, 2× COM, 1× USB
• Solar ready
• 0.1 – 10 watts
• – 40 to +70 °C
• WiFi management
• Customized protocols
• Backup routes
• Fast remote access IPsec

Product Details

Radio parameters

Frequency bands 135 – 154; 154 – 174 MHz
215 – 240 MHz
300 – 320; 320 – 340; 340 – 360 MHz
368 – 400; 400 – 432; 432 – 470 MHz
470 – 512 MHz
928 – 960 MHz
Channel spacing 6.25; 12.5; 25; 50 kHz 1)
Frequency stability ±1.0 ppm
Modulation QAM (linear): 16DEQAM; D8PSK; π/4DQPSK; DPSK
FSK (exponential): 4CPFSK; 2CPFSK
FEC (Forward Error Correction) On/Off, ¾ Trellis code with Viterbi soft-decoder
Gross data rate (data speed) 2)
Channel spacing
[kHz]
Gross data rate (modulation rate)
[kb/s]
6.25 21
12.5 42
25 83
50 167

Transmitter

RF Output power QAM: 0.5 – 2 W 3)
FSK: 0.1 – 10 W 4)
Duty cycle Continuous
Rx to Tx Time < 1.5 ms
Intermodulation Attenuation > 40 dB
Spurious Emissions (Conducted) < -36 dBm
Radiated Spurious Emissions < -36 dBm
Adjacent channel power < -60 dBc
Transient adjacent channel power < -60 dBc

Receiver

Sensitivity -113 dBm (12.5 kHz, 2CPFSK, BER 10-6, 3/4 FEC
Anti-aliasing Selectivity 50 kHz @ -3 dB BW
Tx to Rx Time < 1.5 ms
Maximum Receiver Input Power 20 dBm (100 mW)
Rx Spurious Emissions (Conducted) < -57 dBm
Radiated Spurious Emissions < -57 dBm
Blocking or desensitization  Blocking or desensitization values were determined according to the standards EN 302 561 V1.2.1 for 50 kHz channel, EN 300 113-1 V1.7.1 for 25 and 12.5 kHz channels, and ETSI 301 166-1 V1.3.2 for channel 6.25 kHz.
Spurious response rejection > 70 dB
1)     50 kHz channel spacing is HW dependent, versions before 2014 didn´t support it. 6.25 kHz channel spacing is not available for RipEX-928.
2)     Network throughput varies and depends heavily on the data structure, optimization effectivity, protocol on Radio channel, network topology, signal budgets and many other parameters of the network. Practical tests are recommended.
3)     Max peak envelope power (PEP) 7.0 W
4)     For output power 10 W it is recommended to use input power above 11 VDC.
          RipEX-470, RipEX-928 – max. RF Output power 8 W.

Electrical

Primary power 10 to 30 VDC, negative GND
Rx 5 W / 13.8 V;   4.8 W / 24 V;   (Radio part < 2 W)
Tx 13 – 40 W
Sleep mode 0.1 W
Save mode 2 W

Interfaces

Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Auto MDI/MDIX RJ45
COM1 RS232 DB9F
300 – 115 200 b/s
COM2 RS232/RS485 SW configurable DB9F
300 – 115 200 b/s
USB USB 1.1 Host A
Antenna 50 Ω TNC female
Inputs/Outputs 1x HW alarm input
1x HW alarm output
1x Sleep input
Power connector

Indication LEDs

LED panel 7× tri-color status LEDs
(Power, ETH, COM1, COM2, Rx, Tx, Status)

Environmental

IP Code (Ingress Protection) IP40, (IP51 with special requirements)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) > 900 000 hours (> 100 years)
Hazardous lodations Ex II 3G Ex ic IIC T4 Gc
Operating temperature −40 to +70 °C (−40 to +158 °F)
Operating humidity 5 to 95 % non-condensing
Storage −40 to +85 °C (−40 to +185 °F) / 5 to 95 % non-condensing

Mechanical

Casing Rugged die-cast aluminium
Dimensions H × W × D: 50 × 150 × 118 mm (1.97 × 5.9 × 4.65 in)
Weight 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs)
Mounting DIN rail, L-bracket, Flat-bracket, 19″ Rack shelf

SW

Operating modes Bridge / Router
Radio channel protocols Transparent @ Bridge
Base driven, Flexible @ Router
User protocols on COM Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, PR2000, UNI, Comli, DF1, RP570, Profibus, …
User protocols on Ethernet Modbus TCP, IEC104, DNP3 TCP, Comli TCP,
Terminal server…
Serial to IP convertors Modbus RTU / Modbus TCP, DNP3 / DNP3 TCP

Protocol on Radio channel

Multi master applications Yes
Report by exception Yes
Collision Avoidance Capability Yes
Remote to Remote communication Yes
Addressed & acknowledged serial
SCADA protocols
Yes
Data integrity control CRC 32
Optimization Payload data and Ethernet / IP / TCP / UDP header compression, Packet flow on Radio channel optimization

Security

Management HTTP, HTTPS (own certificate), SSH
Access accounts 2 levels (Guest, Admin)
Encryption AES256-CCM
VPN IPsec, GRE
VLAN IEEE 802.1Q (tagging), Q-in-Q for Transparent mode
Firewall Layer 2 – MAC, Layer 3 – IP, Layer 4 – TCP/UDP

Diagnostic and Management

Radio link testing Yes (ping with RSS, Data Quality, Homogeneity)
Watched values (Can be broadcast to neighbouring units. Received info displayed in Neighbours table) Device – Ucc, Temp, PWR, VSWR, *HW Alarm Input.
Radio channel – *RSScom, *DQcom, TXLost [%]
User interfaces – ETH (Rx/Tx), COM1 (Rx/Tx), COM2 (Rx/Tx)
* not broadcast
Statistics For Rx/Tx Packets on User interfaces (ETH, COM1, COM2) and for User data and Radio protocol (Repeats, Lost, ACK etc.) on Radio channel
Graphs For Watched values and Statistics
History (Statistics, Neighbours,
Graphs)
20 periods (configurable, e.g. days)
SNMP SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3
SNMP Traps or SNMP Informs generation for Watched values
NTP Client, Server (synchronized from internal GPS)
Monitoring Real time/Save to file analysis of all physical interfaces (RADIO, ETH, COM1, COM2) and some internal interfaces between software modules (e.g. Terminal servers, Modbus TCP server etc.)

Standards

CE RED, RoHS, WEEE
FCC, IC FCC Part 90, Pending: IC RSS-119
Spectrum ETSI EN 302 561 V2.1.1:2017
ETSI EN 300 113 V2.2.1:2017
EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1:2017
ETSI EN 301 489-5 V2.1.1:2017
IEC 1613:2009 Class 1
Safety EN 60950-1:2006, A11:2009, A1:2010, A1:2010, A12:2011, A2:2013
SAR EN 50385:2002
EN 50383ed.2:2011
Vibration & shock EN 61373:1999
EN 60068-2-6:2008
Seismic qualification IEC 980:1989 (seismic category 1a)
Hazardous locations EN 60079-0:2012
EN 60079-11:2012
IP rating EN 60529:1993 + A1:2001 + A2:2014

 

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