Re: SONET/Ethernet clock tolerance
I have discussed about jitter budget over the end-end SONET-framed link.
As I understand, in a chain of SONET(-lite) regenerators, the link jitter
budget should be specified for all the chain elements. This means each
regenerator should meet very stringent jitter-transfer specifications.
I think this is not the issue of +/-100ppm or +/-4.6ppm.
It would be appreciated if you let me know about jitter-transfer spec.
Also please let me know if you have any further information about
"SONET-lite". I have checked the T1.416 Standard Document approved
last December, but I can not find any statement about "+/-100ppm".
It seems to say just "be compliant to T1.105 (=SONET)".
My understanding at present is that there is no "SONET-lite" standard
in ITU-T, T1, IETF, nor OIF. Please correct me if I am wrong.
At 8:37 AM -0600 00.3.29, Roy Bynum wrote:
> The clock tolerances for regenerators (LRE) are very relaxed from those of
> line terminating equipment (LTE). It is the LTE that does the multiplexing
> of the smaller TDM payloads into a full OC192 payload and puts the full
> SONET overhead on it, scrambles it, and sends it out. The regenerator does
> a line clock recovery, unscrambles the SONET frame, uses the section
> overhead information to determine performance and fault issues, rescrambles
> the SONET frame, and sends it out. The regenerator re-times the signal
> using the recovered clock, not a Stratum clock. In the process the
> regenerator removes any signal bit jitter that has been introduced by the
> various forms of dispersion that occur in optical fiber over any distance.
> Because it does not do the multiplexing and does not have the clock
> tolerance issues that the LTE has, a regenerator is a lot less expensive
> than an LTE.