The M!DGE router is equipped with two antenna connectors. The ANT connector serves as a main antenna connection, the AUX connector is auxiliary and serves for better communication with BTS (diversity).
Tab. 4.1: Pin assignment Ethernet interface
|RJ-45 Socket||ETH (Ethernet 10BaseT and 100BaseT)||
Pairs 4-5 and 7-8 have an internal 75 Ohm termination.
Tab. 4.2: Ethernet Port Specification
M!DGE uses USB 2.0, Host A interface. USB interface is wired as standard:
Tab. 4.3: USB 2.0 Host Port Specification
Low, Full & Hi-Speed
|Current||max. 500 mA|
|Max. cable length||3 m|
|Connector type||Type A|
The M!DGE router is equipped with two MicroSIM (3FF) cards slots which are placed under a SIM card cover. Use PH0 screw driver for its opening. If using only one SIM card, use holder one.
The SIM card holder has a locking mechanism – for opening pull the front part of the holder down and then you can open it. After inserting of SIM card (cropped edge left, connectors down), close the holder and lock it.
Power off the rourter before inserting the SIM card.
Screw terminal plug types:
Phoenix Contact 1847204 (MC 1.5/10-STF-3.5) for 10 pins plug and
Phoenix Contact 1847181 (MC 1.5/ 8-STF-3.5) for 8 pins plug (or equivalent).
This EXT plug is delivered only for units equipped with internal extension module.
Tab. 4.5: Screw terminal pin assignment
|1||12-24 VDC +||Power input plus: 12–24 VDC (−20% +20 %) = 9.6–28.8 VDC|
|2||12-24 VDC –||
Power input minus – internally connected with casing
|3||RS232 GND||RS-232 GND (non-isolated)|
|4||RS232 RxD||RS-232 RxD (non-isolated)|
|5||RS232 TxD||RS-232 TxD (non-isolated)|
|6||DI –||Digital input – Negative signal input (isolated to GND)|
|7||DI +||Digital input – Positive signal input (isolated to GND)|
|8||DO NO||Digital Output isolated, Relay contact normally open|
|9||DO COM||Digital Output isolated, Relay common|
|10||DO NC||Digital Output isolated, Relay contact normally closed|
Tab. 4.6: Digital input levels
|logical level 0||0 to 3 VDC|
|logical level 1||9 to 32 VDC|
|Note: Negative input voltage is not recognised.|
Tab. 4.7: Digital output parameters
|Maximal continuous current||1 A|
|Maximal switching voltage||32 VDC|
|Maximal switching capacity||32 W|
The Reset button is placed close to the USB connector. Use a blunt tool no more than 1 mm in diameter (e.g. a paper clip) to press the button.
The reset button has two functions:
Reboot the system
Press at least 3 seconds to release a system reboot.
The reboot is indicated with the red blinking STAT LED.
Press at least 10 seconds to release a factory reset.
The start of the factory reset is confirmed by all LEDs lighting up GREEN for a second.
Press at least 15 seconds to release a recovery procedure.
The start of the recovery procedure is confirmed by all LEDs lighting up RED for a second.
Contact our technical support (firstname.lastname@example.org) for recovery procedure details and required files.
The following table describes the default M!DGE status indicators.
Tab. 4.8: M!DGE interfaces and status indicators
|STAT||green blinking||Device busy device is in startup, software- or configuration update|
|green on||Device is ready|
|WAN||off||Hotlink is disabled|
|blinking||Hotlink connection is being established|
|on||Hotlink connection is up|
|LAN||green||ETH: enabled as LAN and link status is up|
No ETH LAN-connection is up
|VPN||green on||VPN connection is up|
|green blinking||VPN connection is being established|
|off||VPN connection down|
|EXT||on / off / blinking||EXT LED indicates the state of the extension interfaces.|
Hint: Cellular (WWAN) signal strength can be indicated (green = excellent, orange = medium, red = weak).
Shows the overall system state. This could be derived from health indicators
|green on||System operation state: normal|
|green blinking||System operation state: warning or in a transition|
|red on||System operation state: emergency, watchdog, failure|
Tab. 4.9: Technical specifications
|Mobile Interface |
|Ethernet||4× Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, Auto MDX, 4× RJ45, bridged or routed|
|Serial Interface||1× 3-wire RS232 on 15-pin screw terminal block|
|Digital I/O||1 digital input|
|1 digital output|
|SIM||2× micro SIM (3FF)|
|Connector:||2× SMA female supporting MIMO|
|Power Supply||Input voltage:||9.6–28.8 VDC (12–24 VDC −20 % / +20 %)|
|Avg. power |
7 W (including max. 2.5 W on USB port)
|Mounting||DIN rail mounting|
|Dimensions / |
|45 W × 110 D × 125 H mm (1.77 × 4.33 × 4.92 in), ca. 450 g (0.99 lbs)|
|Antennas||Various antennas suitable for your application are available|
|Mounting kit||Flat bracket mounting kit|
GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE router, 4× Eth, 1× RS232, 1× DI, 1× DO
HW optional module
The HW optional module has to be added into the M!DGE router in the factory.
Extension with 1× RS232/RS485 + 1× DI + 1× DO
Tab. 4.10: Pin Assignments of COM/IO module
|1||RS-232 GND (non-isolated)|
|2||RS-232 RxD (non-isolated); RS485 A (Half-Duplex)|
|3||RS-232 TxD (non-isolated); RS485 B (Half-Duplex)|
|4||Digital input – Negative signal input (isolated to GND)|
|5||Digital input – Positive signal input (isolated to GND)|
|6||Digital Output isolated, Relay contact normally opened|
|7||Digital Output isolated, Relay common|
|8||Digital Output isolated, Relay contact normally closed|
The SW feature key should be added to a new or running system via adding a license: menu SYSTEM – Licensing (see Section 7.7.7, “Licensing”).
Linux container LXC
Enlargement of feature items count – see table below
A rugged plastic case for carrying up to three RipEX units and one M!DGE SCADA router. It also contains all the accessories needed to perform an on-site signal measurement, complete application bench-test or a functional demonstration of both radio modems and the cellular router. During a field test, units can be powered from the backup battery and the external antenna can be connected to one of the RipEX units through the „N“ connector on the case.
Brackets and cabling for installation of three RipEX units and one M!DGE (units not included)
1× Power supply Mean Well AD-155A (100-240 V AC 50-60 Hz / 13.8 V DC)
1× Backup battery (12 V / 5 Ah, FASTON.250), e.g. Fiamm 12FGH23
1× Power cable (European Schuko CEE 7/7 to IEC 320 C13)
1× Ethernet patch cable (3 m, UTP CAT 5E, 2× RJ-45)
Quick start guide
3× Dummy load antennas
1× L-bracket, 1× Flat-bracket samples
1× XA – ETH/USB adapter
Whip antenna (900–2100 MHz, 2.2 dBi, vertical)
External dimensions: 455 × 365 × 185 mm
Weight approx. 4 kg (excluding RipEXes and M!DGE)