Menu Driven LCD for
user friendly monitor
Front Panel or Remote
2 line x 40 character LCD
Parallel I/O; Form C
Contact Closure Outputs
& Opto-Isolated Inputs
Interface for Remote M&C
Rack Unit height to
maximize cabinet space
remote M&C Software
RCP2-1000 Remote Control Panel for Rack Mount SSPAs
The Teledyne Paradise Datacom Remote Control Panel
(RCP2-1000-RM) was designed to provide easy remote monitor
and control of Teledyne Paradise Datacom’s Rack Mount Solid
State Power Amplifier.
Control of the RCP2-1000-RM can be handled through Front
Panel operation, or remotely through Parallel or Serial
communication to a remote computer.
The RCP2-1000-RM front panel includes ten LEDs that indicate
the internal state of the Rack Mount SSPA. Five fault condition
LEDs on the left side of the front panel indicate any SSPA major
faults, in addition to a summary fault state.
A 2 line by 40 character LCD provides an extremely user
friendly interface. Virtually all of the controller’s setup and
adjustments are accessible from the LCD.
Four navigation buttons and a separate Enter key allow the user
to navigate the firmware menu on the LCD. Separate buttons
have been provided for frequently used functions.
Common feed interfaces are offered as standard and isolation
is provided at all RF interfaces.
A range of RF hardware options is offered to meet specific
The front panel displays the
Mute and Online statuses of
the Rack Mount SSPA,
and allows monitoring of the
following fault states:
DC Operation (optional)
RCP2-1000RM Front Panel
Rear Panel Connectors and Pin Identification
The RCP2-1000-RM includes two serial communications ports (J4 and J5). The Main Serial
Port (J4) and Ethernet Port (J9) allow remote communication with a personal computer. The
Local Serial Port (J5) allows a serial interface with a remote Rack Mount SSPA. Interface
parameters are set by internal RCP hardware and cannot be reconfigured by user.
In addition, the RCP2-1000-RM features a 37-pin Parallel I/O port that contains a series of
contact closures for monitoring remote SSPA faults as well as opto-isolated inputs for controlling
some of the SSPA functions. Inputs react on the closure to ground.
See Technical Specifications for the pin outs for the Main Serial Port (J4), Local Serial Port (J5) and
Parallel I/O Port (J7).
RCP2-1000-RM; Remote Control Panel for Rack Mount and
High Power Outdoor SSPAs
RS-232 / RS-485 2-wire
Form C Relay Contacts (10 sets)
Contact Closure to Ground
AC Input Power
85-265 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 1 A max, >0.93 power factor
1.75 in. H x 19 in. W x 13.3 in. D [1 RU]
45 mm H x 483 mm W x 338 mm D
5 lb. (2.3 kg)
0 - 50o C
Main Serial Port (J4) Pin Outs
RS485 TX+ (HPA Transmit +)
RS485 TX- (HPA Transmit -)/RS232 TX
RS485 RX+ (HPA Receive -)/RS 232 RX
RS485 RX- (HPA Receive +)
Service Request 1 Form C relay NC contact (Closed on HPA Summary Fault)
Service Request Common Form C relay common contact
Service Request 2 Form C relay NO contact (Opened on HPA Summary Fault)
120 Ohm termination (must be connected to pin 4 in order to enable termination)