Pin and DC Power Modem 

The IGM HA2400LP is designed for those applications where no external source of power is available.  This low power / no power 2400-1200-300bps modem is ideal for those solar powered sites.
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HideAway HA2400LP

Line/Pin Powered

This unique line powered modem, HA240OLP, is designed for those applications which require lowest level of power consumption. In most of those cases, user prefers to avoid an external power supply. External batteries, which may be regarded as a solution, are not dependable and have to be constantly monitored and changed.

The HideAway is uniquely designed to adapt to a wide range of applications in the commercial and industrial environments. Current users include manufacturers of equipment which require remote diagnostics and maintenance. They include utility and telephone companies, test and diagnostic equipment and PBX manufacturers, who require remote access to their equipment for maintenance and data acquisition.

The HideAway is also used by companies providing special services and equipment such as energy management and security services. HideAway could be installed in an energy management unit, enabling it to report energy consumption of a remote site to a host.

The HideAway is a full duplex two way modem, it may receive or initiate a call. Despite its miniature size of 2.2" x 3" x .83" and its weight of less than 2.3 ounces, HideAway is as powerful as larger desktop modems. Neither the size nor the low current requirements, effects the superb performance of this unique device.

HideAway is fully Hays compatible. It complies with CCITT standards V22bis and V22 as well as Bell 103 and Bell 212A protocols. HideAway is a smart, rate adaptable modem that adjusts itself to the data rate of the corresponding modem.

The heart of the HideAway's circuit is its power "scavenger" that derives power from two isolated sources: the telephone line and the RS-232 pins.
  • Data Rates: 300/75,1200, 2400bps Asynchronous
  • Compatibility: Bell103/212 - CCITT V.22, V.22bis
  • Modulation: QUAM in 2400bps, DPSK in 1200bps, FSK in 0-300bps
  • Operation: Full or half-duplex
  • Command Set: Hayes AT; 40 character buffer
  • Transmit Level: -12dBm
  • Receive Sensitivity: 43dBm
  • Dropout Level: 48dBm
  • Non-Volatile Memory: Two stored user profiles Four stored phone numbers
  • Power: (SEE NOTE 1)Pin & Line Powered; No battery or AC adapter required
  • Size: 2.2"x3"x0.83"
  • Weight: 2.3 ounces
  • Environment: -20 to 65°C Operating -40 to 100°C Storage 0 to 95% (Non-condensing)
NOTE 1 - It is essential, that the RS232 connection to your HA2400LP provides TD, RTS & DTR signals from which the HA2400 can draw its initial operating power, and that the unit is connected to a dial-up, not leased, telephone line.

Electronic data communications between elements will generally fall into two broad categories: single-ended and differential. RS232 (single-ended) was introduced in 1962, and despite rumors for its early demise, has remained widely used through the industry.

Independent channels are established for two-way (full-duplex) communications. The RS232 signals are represented by voltage levels with respect to a system common (power / logic ground). The "idle" state (MARK) has the signal level negative with respect to common, and the "active" state (SPACE) has the signal level positive with respect to common. RS232 has numerous handshaking lines (primarily used with modems), and also specifies a communications protocol.

The RS-232 interface presupposes a common ground between the DTE and DCE. This is a reasonable assumption when a short cable connects the DTE to the DCE, but with longer lines and connections between devices that may be on different electrical busses with different grounds, this may not be true.

RS232 data is bi-polar.... +3 TO +12 volts indicates an "ON or 0-state (SPACE) condition" while A -3 to -12 volts indicates an "OFF" 1-state (MARK) condition.... Modern computer equipment ignores the negative level and accepts a zero voltage level as the "OFF" state. In fact, the "ON" state may be achieved with lesser positive potential. This means circuits powered by 5 VDC are capable of driving RS232 circuits directly, however, the overall range that the RS232 signal may be transmitted/received may be dramatically reduced.

The output signal level usually swings between +12V and -12V. The "dead area" between +3v and -3v is designed to absorb line noise. In the various RS-232-like definitions this dead area may vary. For instance, the definition for V.10 has a dead area from +0.3v to -0.3v. Many receivers designed for RS-232 are sensitive to differentials of 1v or less.
This can cause problems when using pin powered widgets - line drivers, converters, modems etc. These type of units need enough voltage & current to power them self's up. Typical URART (the RS-232 I/O chip) allows up to 50ma per output pin - so if the device needs 70ma to run we would need to use at least 2 pins for power. Some devices are very efficient and only require one pin (some times the Transmit or DTR pin) to be high - in the "SPACE" state while idle.

An RS-232 port can supply only limited power to another device. The number of output lines, the type of interface driver IC, and the state of the output lines are important considerations.

The types of driver ICs used in serial ports can be divided into three general categories:

  • Drivers which require plus (+) and minus (-) voltage power supplies such as the 1488 series of interface integrated circuits. (Most desktop and tower PCs use this type of driver.)
  • Low power drivers which require one +5 volt power supply. This type of driver has an internal charge pump for voltage conversion. (Many industrial microprocessor controls use this type of driver.)
  • Low voltage (3.3 v) and low power drivers which meet the EIA-562 Standard. (Used on notebooks and laptops.)
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