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Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

Field Notice: FN - 15370 - ONS 15454 E1000-2 Ethernet Board Bit Error Rate Issue


Revised March 6, 2006
October 23, 2001


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Products Affected

Product Top Assembly Printed Circuit Assembly Comments HW Rev.
Part Number Rev. Part Number Rev.
ONS 15454 E1000-2 Ethernet board   800-06746-03            

Problem Description

All ONS 15454 E1000-2 Ethernet boards built prior to September 10, 2001 contain capacitors of an improper value, resulting in a minute Bit Error Rate (BER).

Background

An inadvertent change in capacitor values on the E1000-2 schematic led to the use of an improper component during manufacturing.

Problem Symptoms

These capacitors affect the filter circuitry, resulting in higher than normal BER during operation. While this rate is higher than anticipated, it is very small and will not be an issue for the majority of users.

Workaround/Solution

Cisco reccomends a fix on failure replacement. In most networks this slight increase in the bit error rate will be unnoticeable and/or undetectable. Where the user feels this condition is unacceptable, the E1000-2 Ethernet board should be replaced during normal maintenance periods. A replacement may be obtained by contacting the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and requesting an RMA replacement.

Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.2 06-MAR-2006 Removed Umpire Form
1.1 07-DEC-2001 Maintenance Update
1.0 24-OCT-2001 Initial Public Release

For More Information

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