The Xelic Optical Transport Network (OTN) Time Sliced Flex Framer Core (XCOFn) performs Framer/Deframer functions and OTUk/ODUk/OPUk overhead processing for any combination of ODU0, ODU1, ODU1e, ODU2, ODU2e, ODU, ODU3, ODU3e, and ODU4 frame rates that combined provide a throughput up to N*100Gb/s. The XCOFn supports dynamic time-slice reconfiguration without interruption to existing provisioned traffic. The XCOFn contains independent Transmit and Receive processors with time-sliced external ports for overhead insertion and extraction with support for ODUk streaming mode of operation for all the above specified frame rates. Delay Measurement capability is provided in both Transmit (PM/TCMi) and Receive (TCMi) processors. Client and Line side data transfers use data valid signaling at clock rates up to 411 MHz to allow for flexible system clocking schemes. A flexible data bus architecture is used for ODUk/OTUk transport to provide N*256 bit transfers for FPGA and ASIC implementations.
The XCOFn Transmit Processor inserts OTUk, ODUk, and OPUk overhead, calculates and inserts parity, and automatically generates Backward Defect Indication (BDI) signaling for all provisioned time slices. Programmable Trail Trace Identifier buffers are implemented for Section Monitoring (SM), Path Monitoring (PM), and Tandem Connection Monitoring (TCMi) overhead insertion. The XCOFn supports up to 6 levels of tandem connection overhead insertion and interpret for all time slices. Diagnostics support includes optional corruption of inserted parity and maintenance signal insertion. Programmable payload support includes null test and PRBS mapping types.
The XCOFn Receive Processor contains a configurable frame alignment unit with programmable options for OOF/OOM and LOFLOM algorithm state transitions for all provisioned time slices. Incoming OTUk or ODUk frames are aligned for OTN time sliced overhead processing. OTUk, ODUk, and OPUk overhead information is extracted to both time-sliced internal register locations and an external overhead port. Frame alignment signal overhead is interpreted to detect and report various conditions which include OOF, OOM, and LOFLOM. ODU AIS, ODU OCI, ODU LCK, and client generic AIS maintenance signals are detected with optional interrupt generation. Up to 6 levels of TCM insertion is provided. OPUk payload type mismatch error conditions are detected and support is provided for programmable payload type accept values.
Performance counters (configurable for error sync mode) are provided for the accumulation of BIP-8 parity and BEI errors for OTU SM, ODU TCMi, and ODU PM (XCOFn receive processor) for all provisioned time slices. Counters are configurable for saturating latch and clear operation or periodic error sync auto-update mode.
The XCOFn provides facility and terminal loopback modes of operation using Transmit and Receive Processor data path configurations for system debug purposes.
A 32-bit generic register interface for access and configuration of internal memory mapped locations is included.