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SDH Frame Structure

270 bytes
9 261

3 RSOH

1 AU-PTR
Payload
9 rows

5
MSOH

Frame Length 125 µ s


SOH Section overhead
POH Path overhead
PTR Pointer
SRA 4 – SOH Bytes management

SRA 4 allows the access to rows 1 to 3 as it is used only as Regenerator Section (RST).
SOH
The SDH signal contains several standardized overhead bytes for operation,

maintenance, communication and performance monitoring functions.

The SOH bytes are divided into two separate areas: the rows 1 to 3 (27 bytes) are accessed and processed

within the Regenerator Section (RS) and are defined Regenerator Section OverHead (RSOH), while the 45
bytes included in the rows 5 to 9 of the SOH pattern are called Multiplex Section OverHead (MSOH) bytes and
are available for equipment terminating a Multiplex Section (MS).
SRA 4 allows the access to rows 1 to 3 as it is used only as Regenerator Section (RST).

The functions of the various bytes in SOH (according to ETSI/TM4, ITU-T/G. 708-Study Group 13 and ITU-R

Study Group 9), are based on the present proposal for the allocation of 6 "media-specific" bytes: see rows 2 and
3 (S22, S23, S25, S32, S33 and S35) of the RSOH (Regeneration Section OverHead) area.