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Fast Ethernet Functionality

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Date of issue: 15-June-2005
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction ..............................................................................................................6
1.1 General.....................................................................................................................6
1.2 Marconi’s Solution ....................................................................................................6
1.3 Supported Products ..................................................................................................6
2 Network Application..................................................................................................8
2.1 Ethernet Private Line Operation................................................................................8
3 Functional Block Diagram.........................................................................................9
3.1 System Design .........................................................................................................9
3.1.1 Number and Type of Ethernet Ports .........................................................................9
3.2 Concatenation ........................................................................................................11
3.3 Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) .........................................................................11
3.4 Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) .............................................................11
3.5 Supported frame structures ....................................................................................12
3.6 Link Loss Forwarding (LLF) ....................................................................................12
4 Interfaces ...............................................................................................................13

5 Protection...............................................................................................................14
5.1 LCAS Based Protection ..........................................................................................14
6 Network Management ............................................................................................15

7 General Technical Specification .............................................................................16


7.1 Type Connectors ....................................................................................................16
7.2 Differential Delay ....................................................................................................16
7.3 Auto Negotiation .....................................................................................................16
7.4 Shaping and Queue Management ..........................................................................16
7.5 Performance Management .....................................................................................16
7.6 Safety and Environment Conditions........................................................................16

List of Figures
Figure 1: Transport network using EPL service model................................................................ 8

Figure 2: Block diagram.............................................................................................................. 9

List of Tables
Table 1: Products which are covered by this Product Description............................................... 6

Table 2: Saleable Entity Codes .................................................................................................. 7

Table 3: Card Details................................................................................................................ 10

Table 4: Supported concatenation schemes............................................................................. 11

Table 5: Type of supported Ethernet application codes ............................................................ 13

Table 6: Ethernet application codes.......................................................................................... 13

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List of Abbreviations
ADM Add-Drop Multiplexer
ALS Automatic Laser Shutdown
CE Customer Edge
CPE Customer Premise Equipment
CSF Client Signal Fail
DXC Digital Cross–Connect
EPL Ethernet Private Line
ETA Ethernet Traffic Adapter
ETH Ethernet
ETO Ethernet Traffic Adapter optical
ETSI European Telecommunication Standards Institute
FE Fast Ethernet
GFP Generic Frame Procedure
GigE Gigabit Ethernet
HO High Order, means VC-4 level
IEEE Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISO International Standard Organisation
ITU-T International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunications Sector
LAN Local Area Network
LCAS Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (for Virtual Concatenated signals)
LCT Local Craft Terminal
LLF Link Loss Forwarding
LO Low Order, means VC-12 level or VC-3 level
LTU Line Termination Unit
MAC Media Access Control
MAU Media Access Unit
MIB Management Information Base
MNR Managed Network Release
MPLS Multi Protocol Label Switching
MSH Product name for Marconi SDH multiplexers
MSP Multiplex Section Protection
NE Network Element
NMS Network Management System
NTE Network Termination Equipment
OSI Open System Interconnection
PDH Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy
PE Provider Edge
PHY Physical Layer
RMON Remote Network Monitoring
SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
SFP Small Form-Factor Pluggable (Optical Transceiver)
SMA Product name for Marconi SDH multiplexers
SNCP Sub-Network Connection Protection
STM Synchronous Transport Module
TLS Transparent LAN Service
VC Virtual Container
VCG Virtually Concatenated Group
VLAN Virtual LAN
WAN Wide Area Network

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Foreword

The product information contained herein is independent of a product release and does not
refer to a defined product release.

The technical information is offered, in good faith, as an indication of Marconi's intention to


evolve its Optical Networks portfolio to meet the demands of the marketplace. Unless
commercially agreed, the information contained herein should not to be taken as implying any
commitment or obligation on the part of Marconi.

For details concerning availability and supported features please refer to the SDH Customer
Roadmap.

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1 Introduction

1.1 General

Increasing demand for Ethernet traffic over SDH networks leads to a requirement to optimise
the SDH transport capacity assigned to data transport in the Ethernet network. Additionally new
mapping standards and capacity adjustment standards complement the optimisation of SDH
bandwidth by simultaneously increasing the data transport features.

Based on all these demands, a suitable card is available in SDH products to cover such
applications. It supports transfer of Ethernet traffic from multiple remote end user sites over VC-
groups to the far end of the network where the original Ethernet signal is provided for customer
use. The VC-groups can be adjusted in their size to be cost efficient for each individual
application.

1.2 Marconi’s Solution

Marconi has a range of Ethernet transport products available today in the PacketSpan range,
providing point to point transport of Ethernet frames across the SDH network supporting
10Mbit/s and 100Mbit/s Ethernet interfaces on SDH tributary cards.

The second generation of PacketSpan products expands the features available by introducing
new benefits as listed below:
• “Wire speed” Ethernet frame throughput
• An increased Ethernet port count per card (up to 16 ports)
• Flexible SDH capacity allocation and GFP mapping of Ethernet into VC-12, VC-3, VC-4, and
virtual concatenation (VC-12-nv, VC-3-nv) to meet demands of different applications
• In service re-sizing of virtual concatenated SDH VC groups carrying SDH traffic using LCAS
Integrated network management control is achieved by different Management systems to
enable interworking in different existing network management environments. (refer to section 6)

1.3 Supported Products

This product description gives an overview to the main functionality of “Fast Ethernet card”
available for different Marconi products as mentioned below:
Product Short explanation
MSH11C, MSH11CP STM-1 LO-ADM
MSH41c STM-4 LO-ADM
MSH51c STM-16 HO-ADM
MSH64 STM-64 HO-ADM
OMS1664 family STM-64 LO DXC
OMS840 STM-1 to STM-4 Customer Premises ADM for Ethernet delivery
SMA1/4CP STM-1 to STM-4 Customer Premises ADM
SMA Rel. 1.2 STM-1 to STM-4 ADM
SMA Series 3 STM-1 to STM-16 ADM
SMA Series 4 STM-1 to STM-4 ADM with enhanced data integration
SMA1/4UC, SMA16UC STM-1 to STM-16 ADM with enhanced data integration
SMA1/4EX, SMA16EX STM-1 to STM-16 ADM with enhanced data integration
Table 1: Products which are covered by this Product Description

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With all these products a “ Fast Ethernet functionality” is available, which delivers similar
functionality with slight differences depending on the product structure like numbers of
interfaces per card etc. The introduction of each type of card was at different dates and product
releases (see SDH roadmap).

Products 10/100M Card SE Codes (1)


MSH11C, MSH11CP SG56A, SG56B
MSH41c SG56A, SG56B
MSH51c SG56A, SG56B
MSH64 SG56A, SG56B
OMS1664 family SK56A, SK56B
OMS840 Integrated solution
SMA1/4CP SA56A
SMA Rel. 1.2 SP56A, SP56B
SMA Series 3 SP56A, SP56B
SMA Series 4 SP56A, SP56B
SMA1/4UC, SMA16UC SP56A, SP56B
SMA1/4EX, SMA16EX SP56A, SP56B
Table 2: Saleable Entity Codes
(1)
: Different SE-Codes points out, that different numbers and types of physical interfaces are
supported, either n x electrical ports and/or m x optical ports.

Each chapter of that Product Description explains generic features and functionality. Short
additional tables point out the differences in realisation depending on the product offered.

For details concerning availability and supported features please have a look into the SDH
Customer Roadmap.

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2 Network Application

2.1 Ethernet Private Line Operation

Customer Edge (CE) Provider Edge (PE) Transport channels VC/VCG Provider Edge (PE) Customer Edge (CE)
• GFP
• LCAS
• SDH protection
FE 2
SDH
ETA
MUX
2
FE 1
2 1
FE
CPFE
SDH
ETA 1
SDH
A-
MUX
L2C MUX
10
FE 3
3 0 FE
SDH Network 3

Downstream

Upstream

Figure 1: Transport network using EPL service model

Figure 1 shows a network providing the Ethernet private line service (EPL). It is a leased line
service for packet oriented applications. The SDH transport network connects Ethernet ports on
each side of the network. Each of the private lines (1) to (3) are completely separated, which
means there is a port per customer on each side of the network. The ports are connected via
separate SDH transport containers or transport container groups.

On the network side of an EPL product, each Ethernet frame is mapped into an appropriate
SDH transport container, either a single virtual container VC, or a group of virtual concatenated
containers , e.g. VC-12-nv. On the access side the content of the VC-group is mapped to an
Ethernet port. The complete Ethernet frame is transmitted, including the MAC header.

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3 Functional Block Diagram


Following block diagram shows the main functional blocks and the interworking between them.

10/100
F SDH
M Queu- S
r Link Line
. ing h
. PHY a Capacity SDH SDH
and a
. (MAU) m Adjustment Switch STM-X
Tail p
. e LCAS Interface
10/100 Drop e
r SDH
M Media r
Line
Access GFP
Control

10/100
M
. PHY
. (MAU)
DCN
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10/100 Plane Plane
M
Ethernet SDH
Part Part
LTU
Figure 2: Block diagram

3.1 System Design

Some cards utilise front access, others have the connectors located in the LTU area.
Depending on the specific card type the connectors are either electrical (RJ-45) or optical
(angled LC connectors at SFP cages). The use of SFP cages for plugging in different quantities
and types of SFP modules during operation enables a cost efficient approach, appropriate to
the target application.

The physical interfaces support media detection, speed sensing and Ethernet auto-negotiation
(e.g. duplex mode and flow control). The data flow incoming from customer equipment via the
Media Access Units (MAU) and the Media Access Control (MAC) layer passes a Queuing
function (with optional tail-drop/RED discard policies), a shaper (to adjust the flow to the desired
output bandwidth), the mapper (to create encapsulation according to the GFP-F standard), the
virtual concatenation/LCAS functionality ( to map the traffic to a particular Virtual Container
Group) to reach the SDH switch. There the VCG is switched to the different SDH line modules
to reach the far end of the SDH network.

Figure 2 shows a block diagram of the line interfaces. There are some interfaces reachable via
SFP cages, which can be used in different combinations as explained in the next chapter. Each
SFP module provides inventory information, which is readable by the management system. All
optical interfaces (Ethernet as well as SDH) support an ALS facility with Laser restart button.

3.1.1 Number and Type of Ethernet Ports

Each type of Fast Ethernet card delivers a fixed number of ports. Depending on the type of
Multiplexer which accommodate the card a different number of ports may be available for
operation. This is based on internal HO (VC-4) or LO (VC-12, VC-3) structure as well as slot
bandwidth. For optical ports a SFP cage is provided and can be filled with any appropriate SFP
module. For electrical ports a fixed RJ-45 connector or a electrical SFP is provided. Based on

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that a cost optimised solution can be offered depending on the target application. Additional
each Ethernet port can support different application codes based on different SFP modules.

10/100M Applicable for Ethernet Card SDH Physical Connector


Equipment Ports Capacity (2) Connectors Location
[SE-Code]
10/100M Card MSH11C, MSH11CP 8 x RJ45
[SG56A] (3) MSH41c, or
8 (1) 4 x VC-4 Card Front
MSH51c, 6 x RJ45
MSH64, + 2 SFP
10/100M Card MSH11C, MSH11CP
2 x RJ45
[SG56B] MSH41c,
8 (1) 4 x VC-4 + Card Front
MSH51c,
6 SFP
MSH64,
10/100M Card
OMS1664 family 16 8 x VC-4 16 x RJ45 LTU Front
[SK56A]
10/100M Card
OMS1664 family 16 8 x VC-4 16 x SFPs LTU Front
[SK56B]
10/100M
OMS840 4 4 x VC-4 4 x RJ45 Equipment
[SB56A], [SB56B]
Front
ETS100 (10/100M)
SMA1/4CP 8 1 x VC-4 8 x RJ45 Card Front
[SA56A]
ETA100 (10/100M) SMA Rel. 1.2
[SP56A] SMA Series 3
SMA Series 4 8 4 x VC-4 8 x RJ45 Card Front
SMA1/4UC, SMA16UC
SMA1/4EX, SMA16EX
ETO100 (100M) SMA Rel. 1.2
[SP56B] SMA Series 3
SMA Series 4 8 4 x VC-4 8 x SFP Card Front
SMA1/4UC, SMA16UC
SMA1/4EX, SMA16EX
Table 3: Card Details
1)
: HO Multiplexers (MSH64, MSH51C) offers only four of the eight ports
2)
: This column mentions the Card capacity. In operation the real capacity is depending on the
product and the slot / backplane / switch capacity, particular to consider in SMA Rel.1.2 and SMA
Series 3/4.
3)
: In this particular card, not all connectors may be in use. For some ports a RJ45 AND a SFP is
provided. Only one of them may be connected to the external data equipment.

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3.2 Concatenation

For each port of a 10/100M Ethernet card, virtual concatenation according to ITU-T G.707 may
be configured on a per port basis. Depending upon the configuration the maximum transfer rate
to SDH is different.
• High Order Multiplexer (MSH64, MSH51c) do not support low order container groups.
• VC-12-nv: Incoming data may be mapped into VC-12-nv virtual concatenation group (VCG)
with different “n”, this enables the payload size to be adjusted with quite a small granularity.
“Wire-speed” (full Ethernet line rate) transport is provided by: 5 x VC-12 for 10M Ethernet,
46 x VC-12 for 100M Ethernet. Note that the total number of VC-12s available does not
always correspond to the number of VC-12s implied by the slot capacity. A higher Ethernet
bandwidth may be assigned to VC-3 or VC-4 instead of VC-12.
• VC-3-nv: Incoming data can be mapped into VC-3 virtual concatenation group with different
“n” to adjust allocated SDH payload using a larger granularity.
Near “wire-speed” throughput is provided by 2 x VC-3 for 100M Ethernet.
• All VCGs share a fixed bandwidth limit toward the switch unit (see “Max. Supported Slot
capacity” in Table 4).

Type and Size of VC-group per Port Max. Supported Total no. of
VC-12-nv VC-3-nv VC-4-nv Slot Capacity VC-12 per Card
MSH11C n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 1 x STM-1 63
MSH11CP n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 1 x STM-1 63
MSH41c n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 2 x STM-1 126
MSH51c N/A N/A 1 4 x STM-1 N/A
MSH64 N/A N/A 1 4 x STM-1 N/A
OMS1664 family n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 4 … 8 x STM-1 (1) 252
OMS840 n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 4 x STM-1 126
SMA 1/4CP n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 1 x STM-1 63
SMA Rel. 1.2 n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 1 x STM-1 63
SMA Series 3 n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 1 … 4 x STM-1 (1) 126
SMA Series 4 n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 1 … 4 x STM-1 (1) 126
SMA1/4UC,
n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 4 x STM-1 126
SMA16UC
SMA1/4EX,
n = 1...46 n = 1...3 1 2 … 4 x STM-1 (1) 126
SMA16EX
Table 4: Supported concatenation schemes
(1)
: Slot Capacity may be different depending on type of product as well as type of slot

3.3 Generic Framing Procedure (GFP)

The Fast Ethernet card provides transport of Ethernet traffic over SDH. For efficient mapping an
encapsulation protocol of Ethernet over SDH is required. GFP is defined in ITU-T G.7041.

GFP-F provides a generic mechanism to adapt traffic from customer Ethernet sources into SDH
VC-groups. A client frame is received and mapped in its entirety into a variable length GFP
frame which is sized according to the length of client frame. Therefore it may be used for framed
signals which have different frame length.

3.4 Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS)

LCAS in the virtual concatenation source and sink adaptation function provides a control
mechanism to hitlessly increase or decrease capacity of virtual concatenated VC-groups under
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management control. This can optimise the bandwidth used to suit the changing needs of the
applications. Additionally it can provide protection capabilities without the need for full-featured
SNCP, if the VCs of the VC-group are divided and diversely routed, then VCs are temporarily
removed from the overall data flow in case of an error, traffic continues to flow. LCAS provide
benefits like:

• Hitless re-sizing of the SDH bandwidth; management of change of the traffic volumes
(increased or decreased traffic rate in the Ethernet service) whilst maintaining service.

• Connection protection; in case of fault in one or more VCs of the VCG the system reacts by
decreasing the bandwidth of the service but maintaining the connection; once failed VCs
recover the system automatically re-instates the links to provide the same bandwidth as
assigned to the service as before the fault occurred.

3.5 Supported frame structures

The Fast Ethernet card is able to accept and transfer frame lengths beyond those quoted by the
IEEE802.3 standard. Some Ethernet equipment outside of SDH multiplexers adds additional
structures to normal Ethernet frame, e.g. VLAN headers, MPLS headers. Therefore each
Marconi Fast Ethernet card supports frame length of up to 1600 bytes.

3.6 Link Loss Forwarding (LLF)

Earlier implementations of LLF (Link Loss Forwarding) are available in third party NTEs,
connected by fibre or via another network. The “link loss” is propagated across the fibre (or
network) carrying the Ethernet signals by various (often non-standard) methods.

Link loss can occur on the failure of the equipment or port attached to the ingress of the link
(incoming Ethernet signal failure), failure of the cable/fibre forming the link, or failure of an NTE
or element within the link. At the egress point, the link loss earlier in the path can be indicated
to a destination device in a variety of ways, including laser shutdown of optical ports. The key
benefit of LLF is that when an Ethernet link fails, the link loss can be detected very quickly
(ideally in the order of milliseconds) by the destination device attached to the egress of the link,
causing some protection action to occur in the destination device (such as switchover to a
protection path).

Marconi follows the ITU-T recommendation G.7041 (Generic Framing Procedure, GFP), as a
definition of how to carry Ethernet frames across an SDH network. GFP includes a Client Signal
Frame (CSF), which can be used to signal within the GFP mechanism across the SDH network.

Marconi’s LLF solution includes using GFP CSF as one of the ‘triggers’ to generate a
consequent action at the egress of the link, i.e. GFP can signal failure at the ingress Ethernet
port to the far end (egress port). Card failure or SDH failure within the Ethernet over SDH link
can be forwarded using SDH and LCAS signals. At the egress port, various configurations of
consequent action behaviour are available, depending upon network configurations and type of
Ethernet tributary card. Typically, either sending the egress Ethernet port into an idle state or
switching off the egress Ethernet port can be configured as the consequent action.

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4 Interfaces
Each Fast Ethernet card delivers some external interfaces based on the interface specification
IEEE 802.3. Depending on the product the number of interfaces per card and per subrack is
different. Additionally, the supported application codes of interface could be different (see
below). A mix of optical and copper interfaces may be possible. Connectors for copper are
always RJ-45, for optical fibres LC. Table 5 explains supported application codes.

Application codes Support of


10Base- 100Base- Ethernet Port Extension 1)
MSH11C,
T TX, FX No
MSH11CP
MSH41c T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
MSH51c T TX, FX No
MSH64 T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
OMS1664 family T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
OMS840 T TX No
SMA1/4CP T TX No
SMA Rel. 1.2 T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
SMA Series 3 T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
SMA Series 4 T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
SMA1/4UC
T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
SMA16UC
SMA1/4EX
T TX, FX, PR 2) Yes
SMA16EX
Table 5: Type of supported Ethernet application codes

1)
Ethernet Port Extension (EPE) is a solution that extends Marconi’s Ethernet over SDH
solutions by providing a managed optical Ethernet fibre drop from the SDH multiplexer. Each
optical Ethernet fibre drop is provided from an optical 100M port on an Ethernet over SDH
tributary card, extending the Ethernet transport service along that fibre, hence “port extension”.
A Port Extension Module (PEM) is provided at the end of the fibre, the PEM being a managed
NTE that delivers an electrical Ethernet client interface. The operation of EPE is based upon
the principles of the IEEE802.3ah standard that describes a method for remote Ethernet
delivery, also known as “Ethernet in the First Mile”.
The tributary cards that support subtended PEMs as part of an EPE solution can be deployed
within a wide range of Marconi’s SMA, OMS and MSH multiplexers. The availability of EPE on
FastE tributary cards is indicated in Table 5.
2)
PR means Proprietary interface (please refer to Table 6)

Each port independently presents an optical Ethernet interface at one of the following types:
Application Code Wavelength Cabling Range
10Base-T --- Two pairs of Cat 3 UTP Cable 100m
100Base-TX --- Two pairs of Cat 5 UTP Cable 100m
100Base-FX 850nm 50/125 µm MMF 400m
100Base-PR1 1310nm S1.1 via SMF (0...11dB) 0-20km
100Base-PR2 1310nm L1.1 via SMF (10...26dB) 10-45km
Table 6: Ethernet application codes

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5 Protection
In general all well known standardised SDH protection mechanism (like MSP, SNCP, MS-
SPRING) may be used for protecting of Ethernet flows in SDH lines depending on carrying them
in VC-groups. So e.g. SNCP may be used to provide a backup VC (or VC-group) between
source and destination. Additionally, the LCAS protection scheme as described below is
supported.

5.1 LCAS Based Protection

In addition to equipment based protection schemes as mentioned before, it is possible to


establish a virtual concatenated group of VCs via LCAS protocol in order to maintain the data
connection (at a lower bit rate) between the end points in case of a fault. This scheme is based
on the assumption, that single VC-xs of the virtual concatenated VC-group uses different routes
from the source to the destination. If one of these diverse routes fails, LCAS reduces the total
link capacity down to the value that is available on the remaining working route(s). After removal
of the failure it increases the link capacity as configured before for all working routes. During the
failure the total available bandwidth is reduced, but the connection and thus the service is still
maintained at a lower capacity.

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6 Network Management
Integrated network management control is achieved by ServiceOn Optical (SoO) Element and
Network Managers via a ‘Q’ interface. It allows the “Fast Ethernet card” to be managed
alongside existing Marconi products.

For SMA family, OMS1664 family and MSH64 an alternative network management control is
achieved by ServiceOn Access (SoA) via device driver. So the “Fast Ethernet card” can be
managed in SoA managed networks alongside with existing Marconi products.

Both management systems provide comprehensive range of fault, status and performance
monitoring functions with configurable parameters. Interactive operator control is provided for
sub-rack commissioning, traffic connection management, maintenance and diagnostics.

In-field control is provided by an ‘F’ interface to a PC based Local Craft Terminal

The NMS and the LCT manage all the aspects required by the Fast Ethernet, i.e. card, SDH
and Ethernet information:

• Card Based Domain: functions of the card-based domain shall encompass configuration
and alarms for basic hardware/software operations and maintenance, such as card
initialisation, identity and faults and embedded software management.

• SDH Traffic Domain: the SDH domain handles the creation/termination of an SDH
container for each Fast Ethernet signal, choosing between VC-12, VC-3, VC-4, or VC-x-nv.
The SDH Domain is compliant to the relevant standards (G.783 Jan 2001 and DEN/TM-
01015-9-1 draft V0.0.3 10/2000), offering the same functionality and same look and feel
used for VC creation/termination in other MSH/OMS/SMA cards.

• Ethernet Domain: functions of the Ethernet domain encompass the configuration,


operation, performance monitoring and alarms for the Ethernet packet-processing functions
of the card.

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7 General Technical Specification

7.1 Type Connectors

• Electrical ports RJ-45 connector


• Optical ports: LC/PC connectors at SFP modules

7.2 Differential Delay

Maximum differential delay between each VC of a VC-group doesn’t exceed 32 ms.

7.3 Auto Negotiation

Auto-Negotiation is a function of the Ethernet PHY layer and provides an automatic adaptation
of the most important physical layer functions between two stations. It can be configured on a
per port basis. Additional Auto Negotiation may be switched on/off on a per port basis.

• Speed Sensing functionality provides 10M and 100M


• Duplex Modes supports Full Duplex as well as Half Duplex
• MAC PAUSE capabilities provides asymmetric flow control

7.4 Shaping and Queue Management

• Queue Management: Tail drop discard or simplified RED


• Shaping Function: Leaky bucket algorithm
Shaping granularity is 250 kbit/s

7.5 Performance Management


Snapshot counts related to RFC 2863 and RFC 2665

7.6 Safety and Environment Conditions

This product description describes only a card and therefore only a part of a complete product.
Due that safety rules and climatically environment has to be taken from the dedicated product
where the card is part of.

In general the card delivers:

• As per other SMA/MSH/OMS optical units, in the case of fibre break an automatic
laser shutdown (ALS) is provided to avoid danger caused by emission of laser light.
The procedure for automatic laser shutdown and restart is based on ITU-T G.958,
G.664, G.681 and ISO/EN60825-1, -2.
• The electrically safety is acc. to EN 60 950
• The electrically environment is acc. to ETS 300 386-1

End of Document

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