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    Configuring 4WTO Port Parameters for CTP Bundles (CTP Menu)

    For CTP bundles, you can configure a 4WTO daughter card installed on a serial interface module.

    You do not need to configure port speed and clocking for the analog 4WTO interface. Selecting this interface causes the port speed and clocking to be automatically configured.

    You can set up 4WTO daughter cards to interoperate with Multiservice Interface modules. Interoperability of Multiservice Interface modules with 4WTO daughter cards requires the following:

    • Firmware revision 4 or later on the 4WTO daughter card.
    • CTPView releases 3.4R4 or later or releases 4.x or later.
    • CTPOS release 6.0 or later.
    • Channel 1 cannot be the enabled channel.

    Before you begin:

    • Disable the bundle before you modify the bundle options.

    To configure port parameters for 4WTO daughter cards for CTP bundles using the CTP Menu:

    1. From the CTP Main Menu, select 1) Bundle Operations.
    2. Select 1) CTP.
    3. Select a bundle from the list. The bundle port must have a 4WTO daughter card installed.

      If you select an active bundle, you are prompted to disable the bundle before configuring it.

    4. Select 3) Port Config.
    5. Select 2) Interface.
    6. Select 1) Type and set the type to Optional Interface: Voice 4W/TO.
    7. Follow the onscreen instructions.

      To prevent voice channels from generating occasional noise bursts caused by unsynchronized nodes, we recommend that you either enable adaptive clocking on one end of the voice port (not both) or lock both ends of the voice port to clock references.

    8. Configure the options as described in Table 1.

    Table 1: CTP Bundle 4WTO Port Parameter Settings in the CTP Menu

    FieldFunctionYour Action

    Dual Channel

    Each CTP port with the daughter card installed can support either one or two channels.

    Enables or disables the use of both channels.

    Select one:

    • Disabled—Only one channel can be enabled.
    • Enabled—Channels 1 and 2 are enabled.

    Enabled Channel

    If Dual Channel is disabled, specifies which voice channel you want to enable on the 4WTO daughter card.

    Enter either 0 or 1.

    Input Level

    Specifies the input level for the 4WTO daughter card.

    Note the following information about the values:

    • 0—Gain is 2:3 (signal is attenuated 33% or 1.8 dB).
    • 25—Unity gain, which means there is no attenuation or gain.
    • 255—Gain is 4:1 (signal is amplified 400% or 6 dB).

    Intermediate values are derived with linear interpolation. The actual gain depends on the impedance of the attached device.

    Enter a number from 0 through 255.

    Output Level

    Specifies the output level for the 4WTO daughter card.

    Note the following information about the values:

    • 0—Gain is 2:3 (signal is attenuated 33% or 1.8 dB).
    • 25—Unity gain, which means there is no attenuation or gain.
    • 255—Gain is 4:1 (signal is amplified 400% or 6 dB).

    Intermediate values are derived with linear interpolation. The actual gain depends on the impedance of the attached device.

    Enter a number from 0 through 255.

    Talk Squelch

    Enables or disables the active squelch function on the circuit.

    If enabled, specifies whether the squelch is active or inactive.

    The squelch function gates local audio output when DSR-A (channel 1) or RTS-A (channel 0) inputs are active or inactive.

    Select one:

    • DISABLED—Disables the active squelch function on the circuit
    • ENABLED/ACTIVE—Squelch input is grounded and analog output is disabled.
    • ENABLED/INACTIVE—No signal is applied to the squelch input. Input is open and analog output is possible.

    Ms interwork

    Enables or disables interoperability of the 4WTO daughter card with Multiservice Interface modules.

    When you enable interoperability of the 4WTO daughter card with Multiservice Interface modules, the port speed for the bundle is set as follows:

    • 64 when only channel 0 is enabled.
    • 128 when dual channel is enabled.
    • Enabled—Interoperability with the Multiservice Interface module is enabled.
    • Disabled—Interoperability with the Multiservice Interface module is disabled.

    Clock Config

    Specifies the type of clocking for the port.

    To prevent voice channels from generating occasional noise bursts caused by unsynchronized nodes, we recommend that you configure one end of the voice port (not both) for adaptive clocking or lock both ends to clock references.

    Select one:

    • 4WTO/IRIG - Master End—This end of the circuit generates a clock signal and sends it to the remote end.
    • 4WTO/IRIG - Adaptive End—This end of the circuit receives the clock signal from the remote end. The clock slave uses its period to determine when to sample data and how to transmit data across the link.
    • Custom—The custom clocking configuration is used.

    Modified: 2013-08-21