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Combined COMBUS/APS/DXC in a single STM-4 Physical Layer Device expandable to a four device STM-16 configuration.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013288D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Combined COMBUS/APS/DXC in a single STM-4 Physical Layer Device expandable to a four device STM-16 configuration.

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Combined COMBUS/APS/DXC in a single STM-4 Physical Layer Device

expandable to a four device STM-16 configuration.

The present disclosure relates to a physical layer device. A
device can support an Add Drop Multiplex (ADM) feature for a
STM-4 or 4 x STM-1 data stream in a single module configuration.
It supports also the Add Drop Multiplex for a STM-16 or 4 x STM-4
data stream in a multiple module configuration.A4X4
digital-cross-connect (DXC) is also supported inside the device
but there is no cross-connect possibilities between different
devices. The Add or Drop STM-1 data streams are terminated at the
Utopia Level 2 Bus. The device also supports TDM data streams
connected to the 4 Telecombues. Automatic Protection Switching
(APS) is supported for a single module (4 x STM-1) or for a four
modules (16 x STM-1) configuration. The 1:n scheme uses
addidional APS pins for n > 4 < 16). This APS can only operate
for a protection of a failing ATM or PPP 155 Mb/s data stream. A
622 Mb/s data stream or a TDM data stream protection is not
supported.

By moving the digital cross-connect out of the Utopia Handlers
and combining them with the APS cross-connect located near the
FIFOs, it is possible to cross-connect one or several 155/622
Mb/s data streams in a multi-module (STM-16 or OC-48)
configuration independently of the type of data carried by the
SDH/Sonet frame. With the new architecture shown in Fig. 1, it is
now possible to protect an STM-16 data stream by installing 8
modules on the board...