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EWSD BugFix Integrated Synchronous Transfer Mode Interface (STMI) EWSD meets the network challenge EWSD is the

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EWSD BugFix Integrated Synchronous Transfer Mode Interface (STMI) EWSD meets the network challenge EWSD is the

Integrated Synchronous Transfer Mode Interface (STMI)

EWSD meets the network challenge

EWSD is the cost-efficient and future-proof solution for PSTN/ISDN networks. EWSD is being continuously improved by new feature releases of innovative and revenue generating solutions. In combination with components of the Attane hiA and SURPASS product families, EWSD also supports the migration to the Next Generation Network.

Synchronous Transfer Mode Interface (STMI) is the new integrated economic solution in EWSD for connecting EWSD to SDH networks.

Benefits

High transmission rate due to optical

or electrical STM-1 interface to trunk and access side Reduced footprint saves infrastructure

costs Minimized and simplified cabling

(no MDF/DDF) Additional minimization of cabling

infrastructure by optical interface to switching network (SN) Integrated OA&M functions via

NetManager Introduction into embedded base possible

EWSD application Subscriber application Trunk RDLU RDLU RSU RSU EWSD EWSD AN EWSD RDLU RDLU Switch
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Description of the solution

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) promisees to become the uniform transport mechanism of the future. SDH creates a hierarchical multiplex system in a ring structure, as opposed to traditional point-to-point backbone links in PDH.

SDH is based on a transmission bit rate of 155 Mbit/s, also called STM-1 (Synchronous Transport

Mechanism). Up to 63 x 2 Mbit/s interfaces in an STM-

  • 1 ring are possible, providing a payload (actual

transmission bandwidth) of 126 Mbit/s. SDH standards also handle what is called STM-4 (622 Mbit/s) and STM-16 (2.4 Gbit/s).

Advantages of SDH transport networks include:

– flexible, software-controlled transport networks, instead of rigid, hardware-based PDH resilience in transmission - signals are transmitted in two directions advanced event management and fault location

SDH will not necessarily replace PDH because it is also capable of carrying PDH signals.

The integrated STM-1 interface (STMI) for EWSD can be applied on the trunk side and on the access side. With the STM-1 interfaces provided by STMI instead of normal E1 interfaces, customers benefit from a higher transmission rate, reduced hardware requirements, and a smaller, space-saving footprint.

Furthermore, the widespread availability of the STM-1 interface in transmission networks makes STMI a more economic solution. Customers can also simplify their cabling, because no main distribution frame/digital distribution frame (MDF/DDF) is required.

The OA&M functions for

STMI,

such

as

Alarm

Surveillance, Performance Measurement and Provisioning, etc., are integrated in the NetManager.

STMI in trunk application

Thanks to its advantages such as flexibility and software control of SDH, as compared with PDH, STM- 1 protocol is increasingly being implemented in the transmission network. Between EWSD and the SDH ring, an adaptation is required if normal E1 interfaces from the switching side still exist (MDF/MUX). Since STMI requires no E1 and no further adaptation, the footprint can be reduced significantly. Other significant savings, such as in power consumption, bring the operator further operational benefits.

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Structure of STMI

Module structure

The STMI includes the following modules:

Worker / Protection Module (STM1I)

The STM1I provides the interface to the user side and can be either optical (short haul, 1300 nm) or electrical (coax, G.703). Due to the high channel capacity (1890 channels), a 1+1 redundant module configuration (worker module, W + protection module, P) has been chosen. Automatic single-end spare switching with multiplex section protection (MSP) functionality is supported if failures are detected on the STM-1 interface. Optionally, mainly for smaller applications with less operational channels and/or for cost saving reasons, a non- redundant configuration can be supported by simply omitting the protection module. Group Processor STMI (GPS) The GPS has an electrical connection to the switching network and supports as well the optical interface via the optical switching network interface

(SNOPT). The GPS contains the main processing software in STMI as well as the trunk and access application (e.g. signaling). Optical switching network interface (SNOPT) The 1+1 redundant SNOPT provides the optical interface to SND.

Rack structure

The STMI rack includes:

2 x STMI per frame (1 STMI per half shelf)

6 frames (12 x STMI) per rack

One rack can mount up to 22,680 trunk ports.

Fuses Of/coax cable space STMI STMI Of/coax cable space STMI STMI Fan tray Of/coax cable space
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Of/coax cable space
STMI
STMI
Of/coax cable space
STMI
STMI
Fan tray
Of/coax cable space
STMI
STMI
Of/coax cable space
STMI
STMI
Fan tray
Of/coax cable space
STMI
STMI
Of/coax cable space
STMI
STMI
Filter
STMR STMR STMI W/P optical MBMB GPS interface STM1I SNOPT to SND STM-1 electrical interface to
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OA&M

Fully integrated OA&M for the STMI is provided by the NetManager, which supports Alarm Surveillance, Per- formance Measurement and Provisioning. For these

OA&M purposes, the STMI has an IP-based Ethernet 10BaseT interface to the NetManager. The individual

OA&M interfaces of the STMI are concentrated onto a

single 10/100BaseT Ethernet O&M interface for

connection to the NetManager. In larger configurations,

a LAN switch can additionally concentrate the OA&M

interfaces of several racks and, in remote NetManager locations, a common IP-based network can be used to link up the O&M interfaces to the NetManager.

Technical data

Interfaces

Optical interfaces STM-1 as per ITU-T G.707, G.708, G.709, G.957, G.958

Bit rate 155 520 kbit/s; Code Binary (NRZ)

 
 

Electrical tributary interface STM-1 as per ITU-T G.703, G.707, G.708,

G.709, G.825

Bit rate 155 520 kbit/s

4.6 ppm (AIS:

20 ppm); Code CMI

 

F-Interface (QD2F), RS 232 (V.24)

 

Bit rate 9.6 kbit/s

 

Network management interface

 

Q-Interface (QD2B3) Ethernet:

  • - IP based

  • - as per ITU-T G.773 and G.784

 
 

Interfaces for network clock synchronization as per ETS 300 166

Input interface at 2 048 kHz (1 x T3)

 

Output interface at 2 048 kHz (1 x T4)

Performance

Multiplex Section Protection (1+1 MSP)

Switchover time < 50 ms

clear (automatic), lockout, forced, manual, revertive, non-revertive

Sub-Network Connection Protection

Switchover times < 20 ms

 

clear (automatic), lockout, forced, non-revertive

Equipment Protection (combined with MSP or SNCP) < 20 ms

 

Fault Management Alarm notification time

< 5 s

Performance Management

Monitoring primitives: BBE, ES, SES, UAS

 

Performance evaluation: 15 min., 24 h, TCN

Configuration Management

Cross-connection execution time <=1 s

 

Reliability

Protection mechanism

1+1 MSP (multiplex section protection) for optical and electrical STM-1 in-

terfaces

SNC/P path protection on VC-12 and VC-3 level

1+1 equipment protection for all traffic handling components

1+1 protection for switching matrix and synchronization source

Redundant power feeding

 

Monitoring functions

Near- and far-end performance monitoring

 

User configurable test loops

Self monitoring and diagnostic functions

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