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Cisco 12000 Series Routers

Field Notice: FN - 14806 - Jitter and Frequency Drift OC192 Line Cards


October 14, 2005


NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Product

OC192/POS-IR-FC?

OC192/POS-IR-SC?

OC192/POS-IR-SC=?

OC192/POS-SR-FC?

OC192/POS-SR-SC?

OC192/POS-SR-SC=

Problem Description

Some line cards may exhibit transmit frequency drift or excessive intrinsic transmit jitter.

Background

This problem has been isolated to a timing anomoly on the line card which is associated with a particular revision of an oscillator.

Problem Symptoms

The optical link may not come up (receive synchronization failure) or may experience a high BER. These problems may manifest during initial deployment or may develop over time.

Workaround/Solution

Customers can replace OC192/POS line cards that were shipped from Cisco prior to 2001 and are experiencing this problem.

The OC192/POS Engine 4 based line cards are no longer being manufactured by Cisco.

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