RipEX2

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.

RipEX2, 2nd generation, was introduced in 2018. This more powerful standard radio modem provides significant improvements, especially in terms of data speed, security and number of interfaces.

 

• 1.7 Mbps / 300 kHz / 256QAM
• 4× ETH, 1× SFP, 1× COM, 1× USB
• RipEX compatible
• Solar ready
• 0.1 – 10 watts
• – 40 to +70 °C
• WiFi management
• Customized protocols
• Backup routes
• Fast remote access IPsec
• 6.25 – 300 kHz channel size
• ACM, Adaptive FEC
• RADIUS
• HW tamper proof
• Expansion ready – mPCIe
• Full-duplex

Product Details

Radio parameters

Frequency bands 135 – 175 MHz
285 – 335; 335 – 400 MHz
400 – 470; 450 – 520 MHz
Channel spacing 6.25; 12.5; 25; 50; 100; 150; 200; 250; 300 kHz
Frequency stability ±0.5 ppm
±0.01 ppm with internal GPS (optional) or external time sychronisation
Modulation QAM: 256QAM; 64QAM; 16DEQAM; D8PSK; π/4DQPSK; DPSK
FSK: 4CPFSK; 2CPFSK
FEC (Forward Error Correction) 2/3; 3/4; 5/6; Off
Trellis code with Viterbi soft-decoder
Gross data rate (data speed)
Channel spacing
[kHz]
Gross data rate (modulation rate)
[kb/s]
6.25 42
12.5 83
25 167
50 333
100 555
150 925
200 1111
250 1389
300 1736

Transmitter

RF Output power QAM: 0.1 – 5.0 W (20 – 37 dBm) RMS in 1dB
FSK: 0.1 – 10 W (20 – 40 dBm) in 1dB step
Duty cycle Continuous
Rx to Tx Time < 2 ms @ 6.25 kHz channel
< 1.0 ms @ 12.5 kHz channel
< 0.7 ms @ 25 kHz channel
Intermodulation Attenuation > 40 dBm, > 70 dBm (with external circulator / isolator)
Spurious Emissions (Conducted) < -36 dBm
Radiated Spurious Emissions < -36 dBm
Adjacent channel power < -60 dBc
Transient adjacent channel power < -60 dBc

Receiver

Sensitivity -117 dBm (12.5 kHz; 2CPFSK; BER 10-6; 3/4 FEC)
Anti-aliasing Selectivity 56 kHz @ -3 dB BW applicable for 6.25; 12.5; 25 kHz
500 kHz @ -3 dB BW applicable for 50; 100; 150; 200; 250; 300 kHz
Tx to Rx Time < 2 ms @ 6.25 kHz channel
< 1.0 ms @ 12.5 kHz channel
< 0.7 ms @ 25 kHz channel
Maximum Receiver Input Power 20 dBm (100 mW)
Rx Spurious Emissions (Conducted) < -57 dBm
Radiated Spurious Emissions < -57 dBm
Blocking or desensitization > -23 dBm @ 1 MHz
> -19 dBm @ 2 MHz
> -15 dBm @ 5 MHz
> -13 dBm @ 10 MHz
Spurious response rejection > 70 dB
Technical parameters are subject to change without prior notification.
1)     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.
2)     Available only in Bridge mode.
3)     Max peak envelope power (PEP) 10 W (40 dBm) .

 

Electrical

Primary power 10 to 30 VDC, negative GND
Rx 8 W / 13.8 V
Tx 12 – 55 W
Sleep mode 0.01 W
Save mode 5 W

Interfaces

Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Auto MDI/MDIX  4× RJ45
SFP 10/100/1000Base-T or 1000Base-SX

or 1000Base-LX
user exchangeable SFP with max. power consumption 1.25 W

1× SFP
COM RS232 / RS485 SW configurable  DB9F
600 b/s – 1 Mb/s
USB USB 3.0  Host A
Antenna 50 Ω 2×

SW configurable
1× Tx / Rx or 1× Rx + 1× Tx

 TNC female
Inputs/Outputs 1× HW alarm input

1× HW alarm output
1× Sleep input

 Power connector
2× DI, 2× DO, 1× difDI

not available when Expansion board ‘C’
(COM ports) is used

 RJ45

 

Optional interfaces

Expansion board ‘G’
GPS (GNSS)
Active antenna 3.3 VDC SMA female (AUX on front panel)
72-channel u-blox M8 engine GPS/QZSS L1 C/A, GLONASS L10F, BeiDou B1I, Galileo E1B/C, SBAS L1 C/A: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
Expansion board ‘C’
COM ports
COM2:
RS232 – 5 pin (RxD, TxD, GND, RTS, CTS)
600 b/s to 2 Mb/s
COM3:
RS232 -3 pin (RxD, TxD, GND)
2.4 kb/s to 921.6 kb/s
RJ45 (DI/DO on front panel)
Expansion board ‘E’, ‘P’, ‘A’ Cellular

 

Indication LEDs

LED panel 5× tri-color status LEDs (SYS, AUX, RX, TX, COM)
ETH 4× RJ45 (Link and Activity LEDs), 1× SFP (Status LED)

Environmental

IP Code (Ingress Protection) IP41, IP42, IP52
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) > 900 000 hours (> 100 years)
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: 60 × 185 × 125 mm (2.34 × 7.2 × 4.9 in)
Weight 1.55 kg (3.4 lbs)
Mounting DIN rail, L-bracket, Flat-bracket, 19″ Rack chassis

SW

Operating modes Bridge / Router
Radio channel protocols Transparent @ Bridge
Base driven, Flexible @ Router
User protocols on COM DNP3, DF1, IEC101, Modbus RTU, PR2000, RDS, Siemens 3964R, Async Link
User protocols on Ethernet Modbus TCP, IEC104, DNP3 TCP, Comli TCP, Terminal server…
Serial to IP convertors DNP3 / DNP3 TCP, Modbus RTU / Modbus TCP

Protocol on Radio channel

Multi master applications Yes
Report by exception Yes
Collision Avoidance Capability Yes
Remote to Remote communication Yes
Addressed and acknowledged
serial SCADA protocols
Yes
Data integrity control CRC 32
Optimization Intelligent payload data and header (Eth / IP / TCP / UDP) compression

Security

Management HTTPS (own certificate), SSH
Role-based access control (RBAC) 4 levels (Guest, Tech, SecTech, Admin)
WiFi management access (optional) WPA2-PSK secured
Encryption AES256-CCM
VPN IPsec, GRE
VLAN IEEE 802.1Q (tagging), Q-in-Q for Transparent mode
AAA protocol RADIUS
Firewall Layer 2 – MAC, Layer 3 – IP, Layer 4 – TCP/UDP
FW Digitally signed
HW tamper Case opening evidence
4)     When full-duplex with full power (40 dBm PEP) and the surrounding temperature above + 60°C the external passive cooler should be used (e.g. RipEX2-RS 19″ Rack chassis).

 

Diagnostic and Management

Link testing ICMP ping
Status informations User interfaces
Statistics Historical and differential statistics for Rx / Tx Packets on all user interfaces (ETH 1-5, COM 1-3, TS 1-5) and Radio interface – for individual connections.
Radio protocol statistics (frame error, replied, duplicated, lost etc.) for individual radio links.
Advanced statistics for Radio channel (RSS levels, MSE, Pre-frame RSS, Repeats, etc.)
Statistics history Several weeks
Event log Events filtered by time, severity, user, remote IP address and type of event
SNMP SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3
Trap / Inform alarms generation as per settings
NTP Client / Server
Monitoring Real time analysis of all interfaces (RADIO, ETH 1-5 , COM 1-3, TS 1-5) and internal interfaces between software modules

 

Standards

CE RED; RoHS; WEEE
FCC, IC FCC Part 90, IC RSS-119
Spectrum ETSI EN 302 561 V2.1.1
ETSI EN 300 113 V2.2.1
EMC
(electromagnetic compatibility)
ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.2.3
ETSI EN 301 489-5 V3.2.1
EN 61850-3:2014
Product safety EN 62368-1:2014 + A11:2017
RF health safety EN 62311:2008
Electric power substations
environment
IEEE 1613:2009
IEEE 1613.1:2013
EN 61850-3:2014
Hazardous locations EN 60079-0:2012
EN 60079-11:2012
pending
Environmental EN 61850-3: 2014
Vibration & shock EN 60068-2-6:2008
ETS 300 019-2-3:1994, Class 3.4
EN 61850-3:2014
Seismic qualification EN 60068-2-27:2010
IP rating EN 60529:1993 + A1:2001 + A2:2014

 

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