Cisco offers a broad selection of line cards to interface to the cable plant. The line cards support DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS error correction encoding, modulation types, and formats. The cards give service providers differing downstream and upstream signal combining and splitting options. All cards connect to the cable plant via an external upconverter.
The line cards can be housed in a Cisco uBR7246VXR or Cisco uBR10012. If housed in a Cisco uBR10012, line cards must be used with a Cisco Line Card Processor 2 (LCP2) adapter card. This adapter card provides the mechanical and electrical conversions that allow the line card to fit into the Cisco uBR10012 form factor.
Models include the: