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Ultra OC-3/STM-1 Analyzer
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OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer Software Ver 3.20 is Now Available! Download it here


Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 (PCI) Analyzer

The Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 Card (PCI) plugs into a PC expansion slot for analyzing, testing, simulating, and monitoring OC-3 / STM-1 and STS-1/STM-0 signals. The card can add and drop T1, E1, T3, STS-1/STM-0 signals to and from an OC-3 / STM-1 signal or T1 and E1 signals to and from an STS-1/STM-0 signal. The card can also generate BERT patterns, internally in all framing modes.

Accompanying Windows NT/2000/XP software affords easy operation. SONET/SDH Alarm generation, Error injection and detection capability, overhead monitoring features and its full compatibility with GL's T1, E1 and T3 test products, makes GL's Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer a complete SONET and SDH testing solution.

 
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It is ideally suited for installation, maintenance, commissioning, verification and manufacturing of SONET/SDH transport networks and network equipments.


Available Solutions


Highlights


Cost Effective

GL's Ultra OC-3 Analyzer is a feature rich testing equipment for testing SONET and SDH signals. It supports OC-3 / STM-1, STS-1/STM-0, T3, E1 and T1 signal types and it is the most cost competitive product in its category.


Comprehensive

The OC-3 / STM-1 and STS-1/STM-0 receivers monitor SONET/SDH signals and present in real-time comprehensive diagnostics of SONET/SDH alarms, errors and pointer justifications. It supports OC-3 / STM-1 and STS-1/STM-0 as the primary signals and STS-1/STM-0, T3, E1 and T1 as the secondary signals.

The different signal combinations, GL's Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer can support are given in the following capability matrix.



PC Based

Can convert any PC (Desktop, Lunchbox, or Laptop) to a SONET/SDH analysis, testing, simulating, and monitoring platform. This will maximize the returns from your current investment on desktop/laptop PCs.


Complete Solution

In conjunction with GL's Ultra T1 Card, Ultra E1 Card and Ultra T3 Card in the same PC, the Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 Card will provide a complete OC-3 / STM-1, DS3, DS1, E1 and DS0 testing solution.

Mapping capabilities of GL's Ultra OC3/STM-1 Analyzer are shown below.

SONET Signal Mappings

Supported Sonet Payload Mappings

  • STS-3c (Bulk Filled) --> OC-3
  • STS-1 --> OC-3 (Add/Drop)
  • STS-1 (Bulk Filled) --> STS-1
  • T3 --> OC-3 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T3 --> STS-1 (Internal only)
  • E1 --> VT-2 --> STS-1 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • E1 --> VT-2 --> OC-3 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T1 --> VT-1.5 --> STS-1 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T1 --> VT-1.5 --> OC-3 (Internal and Add/Drop)

SDH Signal Mappings

Supported SDH Payload Mappings

  • VC-4 (Bulk filled) --> AU-4 --> STM-1
  • STM-0 --> AU-3 --> STM-1 (Add/Drop)
  • VC-3 (Bulk Filled) --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • T3 --> AU-3 --> STM-1 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T3 --> AU-3 --> STM-0 (Internal only)
  • E1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-0
  • E1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • E1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> TUG-3 --> AU-4 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-11 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-0
  • T1 --> TU-11 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-11 --> TUG-2 --> TUG-3 --> AU-4 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-0
  • T1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> TUG-3 --> AU-4 --> STM-1

[All the E1 and T1 mappings support internal generation and Add/Drop]


Flexible Solution

Use multiple OC-3 / STM-1 cards in the same PC controlled by the same software, or distribute the cards in different PCs, thereby providing the most flexible solution for your unique testing needs. Add more cards inexpensively, as your testing needs increase.


Features

    User Interface Features
  • Intuitive and easy to use point and click Graphical User Interface
  • Integrated help system that will guide you through every step of the way.
  • Unique multi card feature will allow you to control upto 10 cards from the same software. Once a single card is configured properly, you can copy that configuration to all the cards in the system by a single click.
  • Auto Configuration (Smart Test): Using this feature, the user can connect an OC-3 / STM-1 signal into the receiver of the card. And the software can then analyze the signal structure and tell the user what the signal is comprised of. User can also configure the card automatically, to map to the detected signal type. GL’s OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer can detect any signal type that the card can be mapped to.
    System Features
  • Internally generate BERT patterns in all framing modes and perform stress test and performance analysis.
  • Add/Drop T1, E1, T3, STS-1, STM-0 to/from OC-3, STM-1
  • SONET/SDH Alarm generation, Error injection and detection.
  • SONET/SDH overhead monitoring, modify/monitor Path Signal Labels, APS and Trace messages.
  • Transmit user-selected T1 (or E1) while remaining T1s (or E1s) are looped back or broadcast.
  • Transmit user-selected STS-1 or STM-0 within OC-3 or STM-1, while remaining STS-1s or STM-0s are broadcast or looped back
  • Internal, External, and Recovered clock sources.
  • Fully compatible with GL's Ultra T1, Ultra E1 and Ultra T3 analysis products.

Field Applications

  • Verify point to point transmission on SONET and SDH circuits.
  • As an Add Drop Multiplexer (ADM) to selectively insert and drop PDH (T1, E1 or T3) signals from OC-3 / STM-1, STS-1/STM-0 signal streams.
  • Troubleshoot network routing and switching by generating and monitoring trace messages with 16 and 64 bytes sequences (J0, J1 and J2 bytes)
  • Generate and detect SONET/SDH and PDH specific alarms and errors.
  • Monitor Pointer Value changes to verify pointer activity which can be caused by timing differences in the network.
  • Monitor and Decode SONET and SDH overhead bytes. Path Trace Messages, APS signaling bytes (K1 and K2), S1 byte with synchronization status messages and Byte Signal Labels (C2 or V5) can be decoded as per ITU-T / Telcordia recommendations.
  • Log alarms and errors on a network over an extended period of time.

OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer Client-Server Software

Scripting enhancement to GL's OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer was added to provide, automation and remoting capabilities to the OC-3 / STM-1 analysis platform. The client-server framework provides a flexible and extensible solution for the varied testing needs of our customers. This enhancement will enable - in addition to providing the capability for automation and remoting - the development of customized automation clients through API level integration.

OC-3 / STM-1 Server (OC3Server.exe) is the application that allows you to control a GL Communications' OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer test set via TCP/IP. It runs under Microsoft WindowsŇ NT, 2000, and XP.

GL Client is a Windows-based application that is distributed with OC-3 / STM-1 Server as a sample client application. It runs under Microsoft WindowsŇ 95, 98, NT, 2000, and XP.

OC-3 / STM-1 Analyzer Client-Server - Main features
  • Allows you to control GL's OC-3 / STM-1 card either locally or remotely.
  • Automation through scripting.
  • Uses the same intelligent parsing and messaging system used by GL's T1/E1 client-server.
  • Can control multiple OC-3 / STM-1 cards using the same command.
  • The wild card and sequential operators available in the command syntax, allows you to configure and control multiple elements of the test set using a fewer lines of commands.
  • Free client software (with source code) is available for download.
  • Custom TCP/IP clients could be developed in any programming language to seamlessly integrate into your existing testing program.

Screen Shot of GL Client

Screen Shot of OC-3 / STM-1 Server


Optical Connectors

The optical interface provided by GL's Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 Analysis card is an SC connector. If your network equipments use connectors other than SC connectors, you can use a variety of Hybrid adapters or Hybrid connector cables (Patch cables) to achieve interconnectivity between GL's Ultra OC-3 / STM-1 card and your equipment.

A list of common types of adapters and connectors are given below. Some of the adapters could be bought as an optional accessory from GL.

Related Terminologies

Polishing: The finish of the connector's end-face determines the quality of its optical transmission. To assure maximum amount of transmission with the least amount of interference, different polishing schemes are in place.

Polishing Types Description Application
Flat Polishing A flat polish of the end-face results in back reflection of about -14 dB(4%) Applications where 4% reflection is acceptable
PC Polishing Physical Contact Polishing - Produces a slightly curved end-face that forces the fibers in the mating connectors into contact. This reduces back reflection to about -40 dB. Most commonly used
SPC Polishing Super Physical Contact Polishing For systems up to 2.5Gb/s transmit capacity
UPC Polishing Ultra Physical Contact Polishing Digital systems > 2.5Gb/s
APC Polishing Angled Physical Contact Polishing Adds an 8 degree angle to a flat polish of the end-face, to reduce the back reflection significantly

Specifications

Physical Interface

OC-3 / STM-1 SC Connector
STS-1/STM-0/T3 Male BNC Connector
T1/E1 RJ48c Connector
External Clock MCX Connector
PC Interface PCI 2.1 Compliant

OC-3 / STM-1 Line Interface

Physical Interface SC Connector
Fiber Pigtail Single mode, 1310 nm
Pulse Mask Meets ITU-T G.957 and Bellcore DR-253-CORE
Line Code NRZ
Output Clock Reference Recovered OC-3 Clock, External 19.44 MHz, or Internally Generated 155.52MHz ± 4.6ppm
Rx Sensitivity -31 dBm
Maximum Input Power -7 dBm
Output Power (Average) -15 to -8 dBm

STS-1/STM-0 Line Interface

Physical Interface BNC Male Connectors
Output Clock Reference Recovered STS-1/STM-0 Clock, External 19.44 MHz, or Internally Generated 51.84MHz ± 4.6ppm

T3 Line Interface

Physical Interface BNC Male Connectors
Line Code Format B3ZS
Framing Format M23, C-bit
Input Frequency 44.736 Mbps
Receiver Interface DSX-3 (Terminate or Monitor)
Input Impedance 75 Ohms
Input Level Terminate- 0.09 Vp - 0.85 Vp
Monitor 0.025- 0.08 Vp (Up to 26 dB flat loss relative to nominal DSX)
Output Level DSX- Per TR-TSY-0004999, 0.75 to 0.85 Vp
Output Clock Source Recovered or Internal

T1/E1 Line Interface

Physical Interface RJ48c Connector
Line Code Format AMI or B8ZS (T1), HDB3 (E1)
Input Frequency 1.544 Mbps (T1) or 2.048 Mbps (E1)
Receiver Interface Terminate
Input Impedance 100 Ohms (T1), 120 Ohms (E1)
Input Level +75 mV to 6.0 V base to peak or -30 dBsX to +6 dBsX
Output Level +3.0 ±0.2 Base to Peak Selectable 0 to 655 ft. Pule Equalization Setting for T1 Short Haul, or line build outs for 0 dB to -22.5 dB (T1 Long Haul)

External Clock Interface

Physical Interface MCX Connector
Electrical Standard RS485/RS422

SONET/SDH Framing Formats

SONET STS-3, STS-3c, STS-1
SDH STM-1 (AU-3, AU-4)

Payload Mappings

SONET

  • STS-3c (Bulk Filled) --> OC-3
  • STS-1 --> OC-3 (Add/Drop)
  • STS-1 (Bulk Filled) --> STS-1
  • T3 --> OC-3 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T3 --> STS-1 (Internal only)
  • E1 --> VT-2 --> STS-1 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • E1 --> VT-2 --> OC-3 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T1 --> VT-1.5 -->STS-1 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T1 --> VT-1.5 --> OC-3 (Internal and Add/Drop)

SDH

  • VC-4 (Bulk filled) --> AU-4 --> STM-1
  • STM-0 --> AU-3 --> STM-1 (Add/Drop)
  • VC-3 (Bulk Filled) --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • T3 --> AU-3 -->STM-1 (Internal and Add/Drop)
  • T3 --> AU-3 --> STM-0 (Internal only)
  • E1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-0
  • E1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • E1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> TUG-3 --> AU-4 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-11 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-0
  • T1 --> TU-11 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-11 --> TUG-2 --> TUG-3 --> AU-4 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-0
  • T1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> AU-3 --> STM-1
  • T1 --> TU-12 --> TUG-2 --> TUG-3 --> AU-4 --> STM-1

[All the E1 and T1 mappings support internal generation and Add/Drop]

Transmit Capabilities

Payload Source Internally generated User Selected Pattern, Added from external source or Looped back from receive signal
Payload test patterns (Inverted or Non-inverted)
  • STS-1/STS-3c Bulk: 223-1 PRBS
  • VC-3/VC-4 Bulk: 223-1 PRBS
  • T3: 29-1 PRBS, 211-1 PRBS, 215-1 PRBS, 220-1 PRBS, 223-1 PRBS
  • E1/T1: QRSS, 211-1 PRBS, 215-1 PRBS, 220-1 PRBS
  • Alarm Generation SONET:
    LOS, LOF, AIS-L, RDI-L, LOP-P, AIS-P, RDI-P, UNEQ-P, LOM-P, LOP-V, AIS-V, RDI-V, UNEQ-V

    SDH:
    LOS, LOF, MS-AIS, MS-RDI, AU-LOP, AU-AIS, HP-RDI, HP-UNEQ, H4-LOM, TU-LOP, TU-AIS, LP-RDI, LP-UNEQ

    PDH:
    T1: AIS, RAI E1: LOF, AIS, RAI T3: LOS, AIS, IDLE
    Error Insertion SONET:
    Framing error, CV-S, CV-L, REI-L, CV-P, REI-P, BERT errors (Single or Periodic error insertion capability)

    SDH: Framing error, B1 BIP, B2 BIP, MS-REI, B3 BIP, HP-REI, BERT errors
    Signal Traces and Labels SONET:
    Section Trace (J0), Path Trace (J1), VT Path Trace identifier (J2), Section Sync status (S1), Path signal label (C2), VT Path signal label (C5)
    All trace messages (J0, J1 and J2) support 16 byte (with CRC Check) and 64 byte (with CR/LF sync) messages.

    SDH:Regenerator Section Trace (J0), Higher Order Trail Trace (J1), Lower Order Trail Trace identifier (J2), Section sync status (S1), HP Path label (C2), LP Path label (V5)
    All trace messages (J0, J1 and J2) support 16 byte (with CRC Check) and 64 byte (with CR/LF sync) messages.
    Background Channel settings Same as Foreground (Broadcast), Same as Received (Loopback), Unequipped or User Selected Pattern (Background VT payload)
    Other capabilities Set APS messages (K1 and K2), Monitor outgoing SPE/AU pointers

    Receive Capabilities

    SONET

    Alarm Detection LOS, LOF, AIS-L, RDI-L, LOP-P, AIS-P, RDI-P, UNEQ-P, LOP-V, LOM-P, AIS-V, RDI-V, UNEQ-V
    Error Counting Framing Error, CV-S, CV-L, REI-L, CV-P, REI-P, CV-V, REI-V, BERT errors
    Signal Traces and Labels Section trace (J0), Path trace (J1), Section sync status (S1), Path signal label (C2), VT Path signal label (C5)
    Other capabilities Monitor incoming TOH, POH. Monitor incoming APS messages (K1 and K2), Monitor incoming SPE pointers, Count Pointer Justifications, Detect NDF (New Data Flag) etc.

    SDH

    Alarm Detection LOS, LOF, MS-AIS, MS-RDI, AU-LOP, AU-AIS, HP-RDI, HP-UNEQ, H4-LOM, TU-LOP, TU-AIS, LP-RDI, LP-UNEQ
    Error Counting Framing error, B1 BIP, B2 BIP, MS-REI, B3 BIP, HP-REI, BERT errors
    Signal Traces and Labels Regenerator Section trace (J0), Higher Order trail trace (J1), Section sync status (S1), Path signal label (C2), LP Path label (V5)
    Other capabilities Monitor incoming RS-OH, MS-OH and HO-POH, Monitor incoming APS messages (K1 and K2), Monitor incoming AU pointers. Count Pointer Justifications, Detect NDF (New Data Flag) etc.

    PDH

    Alarm Detection T1: AIS, OOF, RAI
    E1: AIS, OOF, RAI, CAS-MFL, RMFAI
    T3: LOS, FERF, OOF, AIS, IDLE, RED

    Add/Drop Capabilities

    SONET

    Add/Drop to/from OC-3 STS-1, T3, E1 or T1
    Add/Drop to/from STS-1 T1 or E1

    SDH

    Add/Drop to/from STM-1 STM-0, T3, E1 or T1
    Add/Drop to/from STM-0 T1 or E1

    Frequency Measurements

    SONET OC-3 or STS-1 with 1Hz discrimination, 4.6ppm accuracy
    SDH STM-1 or STM-0 with 1Hz discrimination, 4.6ppm accuracy

    PDH Framing Formats

    DS3/T3 C-bit Parity, M23
    DS1/T1 Unframed, D4, ESF
    E1 Unframed, PCM30, PCM30CRC, PCM31, PCM31CRC

    Alarm and Error Logging

    Alarms and Errors can be logged continuously to a file.

    Coupled or Independent Settings

    Transmit and Receive settings can be set as coupled to change them simultaneously or they can be set as independent.

    Specifications subject to change without notice.


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    Application Notes


    Buyer's Guide

    Item No.   Item Description  
    UT401 Ultra OC-3 Card hardware (Option UT4010 and/or UT4020 required)
    UT4010 OC-3 Analysis Software (OC-3, STS-1, T3, E1 and T1)
    UT4011 Windows Client/Server Scripted Control SW - Automation and Remote Control of
    OC-3 / STM-1 Card over TCP/IP (SONET Version)
    UT4020 STM-1 Analysis Software (STM-1, STM-0, T3, E1 and T1)
    UT4021 Windows Client/Server Scripted Control SW - Automation and Remote Control of
    OC-3 / STM-1 Card over TCP/IP (SDH Version)
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