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Release Notes for Cisco MICA Portware Version 126.96.36.199 on Cisco AS5x00 Universal Access Servers, Cisco 3600 Series, and Cisco 3700 Series
November 25, 2002
These release notes describe Cisco MICA Portware Version 188.8.131.52 with Cisco IOS software on Cisco AS5x00 universal access servers, and Cisco 3600 series, and Cisco 3700 series.
This document includes the following sections:
New Features for Version 184.108.40.206
The following features are new in this Version 220.127.116.11 maintenance release:
•V.110 "blind connect" feature—Allows compatibility with nonstandard clients (enabled by bit 9 in S-register S54). (CSCdr39887)
•S64—New S-register that allows support for finer granularity in modulation selection. (CSCdm94337)
•S71 and S72—Two new S-registers for control of the V.90 uplink maximum and minimum symbol rates, making them independent of the V.34 maximum and minimum symbol rate controls (S41 and S42). (CSCds40079)
Note S71 and S72 are read-only registers unless the DEBUGTHISMODEM command has been entered. You can use ATDEBUGTHISMODEMS71=4 using reverse telnet, or &F&D2DEBUGTHISMODEMS71=4 using a modemcap.
S64 can be set without entering the DEBUGTHISMODEM command.
Continued Feature Support for Cisco MICA Portware
Cisco MICA Portware Version 18.104.22.168 continues to support Version 22.214.171.124 features. Refer to the
Release Notes for Cisco MICA Portware Version 126.96.36.199 on Cisco AS5x00 Universal Access Servers.
S54 General Capabilities Register
S54 enables the following features:
•V.110 blind connect feature (bit 9)
•Error correction (EC) over parity (bit 6), enabled by default, so that the default value of S54 is 200 in Cisco MICA Portware Version 188.8.131.52 and above. This enables power control (CSCdk11008), 0.5 increment for SQ value (CSCdp40871), and the UART functionality/EC parity bit (CSCds35369)
The bit field values in S54 are as follows.
All general options disabled
Reserved for engineering use
Enable aggressive client capping
Force 4-point training
Enable power control
Enable EC quality checking
Cap receive (Rx) rate to 26,400 when detecting PCTEL Modem (CSCdm45403)
Enable Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) functionality (CSCdj92333)
Enable 0.5 increment for signal quality (SQ) value through S32 (CSCdr39887)
Digital signal processor (DSP) reset enable (CSCdp94025)
Enable V.110 blind connect (also called s&x) option to be the same as Cisco AS5200 (CSCdr39887)
Enables enhanced S detector (CSCdr65889)
1 See note on 4-point training below.
2 Enabled by default.
Note Although 16-point trainup is commonly used to tell modems which constellation size is being used when the modems are training up in phase 4, you can set trainup to 4-point if you are having problems syncing during training. 4-point training has fewer detection errors than 16-point training and is a more robust way of completing the full duplex train in V.34/V.90/K56Flex. 4-point trainup also allows you to operate reliably in a lower signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) environment. Use the S54=4 S-register as a debug tool.
Cisco MICA Portware Version 184.108.40.206 is backward compatible and runs on Cisco IOS software release 11.2P, 11.3T, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.1(5) with some feature limitations.
Refer to the Compatibility Matrixes for Cisco AS5x00, Cisco 3600, and Cisco 3700 Platforms with Cisco MICA 6-Port and 12-Port Modem Module Portware.
Note For a list of modems tested with Cisco MICA portware, use the following link:
Cisco MICA Portware Version 220.127.116.11 is supported on the following platforms:
•Cisco 3725 and 3745
Known Problems with Cisco MICA Version 18.104.22.168
This section describes known problems with portware Version 22.214.171.124. If a workaround is not provided, a solution is being developed.
•CSCdt39317—PCMCIA client modem falling back to V.34 from V.90
•CSCdr34193—Cisco MICA too quick to retrain in the face of clock slips
•CSCds50294—Modem goes into sudden connect failure mode
•CSCdt29631—States Cisco MICA dialout no digits collected on Ear and Mouth (E&M) Feature Group D (fgd)
•CSCdt45194—FTP transfer data stops when transferring 2x10 test file
•CSCdu04829—Formerly-flu-causing client disconnects in trainup to 126.96.36.199
•CSCdu01616—Calls into Cisco MICA fail during Connect State, Disc Reason:0x6007
•CSCdu25569—Flow control in V.110 corrupts user data
•CSCdu30366—Excessive illegal tokens during performance testing
•CSCdu24349—Dial-out to a specific vendor modem on E1 line type yields poor CSR
•CSCdt68962—New case of Hex marked bad observed without TIMER_ASSERT failure
•CSCdt68782—New case of Hex being marked Bad seen with ASSERT Failure
Problems Resolved with Cisco MICA Version 188.8.131.52
•CSCdm51072—Hex Death causes Cisco Mica to miss heartbeats
•CSCdp67697—DSP flu in 2711 - DSP yields low CSR but doesn't utterly fail
•CSCdr94776—DSP death during Phase4 of modem start-up (Cisco MICA Answer mode)
•CSCds21207—DSP death case when Originate MICA tries to connect to vendor modem
•CSCdj58113—ATDL does not dial the last number but returns an ok
•CSCdm02236—Absolute power level detected for digits are above specifications
•CSCdm28960—AT\Dxy command needs to be modified
•CSCdm47231—MNP connection fails with vendor modem
•CSCdm94337—Cisco MICA should support finer granularity in modulation selection
•CSCdp72881—S7 value not honored on dialout
•CSCdp25016—Cisco MICA reports pre RBS transmit rates only
•CSCdp25550—DTMF detector has to detect frequency values within 1.5%
•CSCdp66870—S19 EC retrans limit should trigger recovery attempt
•CSCdp94723—Link information index 85 not incrementing
•CSCdp78427—Change sh mo op param#38 to display time averaged # of bad frames
•CSCdp66909—Originate Cisco MICA cant train up in V.22 (1200 bps)
•CSCdp77370—AT\S output should be 80 columns wide
•CSCdp82120—New vendor modem failed CSR criteria
•CSCdp67281—Cannot make a 12K V.110 connection with vendor TA.
•CSCdr03893—Power transmit levels not capped for foreign countries
•CSCdr07048—Power TX levels running too hot
•CSCdr12088—%r S54 information is misspelled and obsolete
•CSCdr24044—Vendor winmodem 5.75 code does not train in V.90 with Cisco MICA
•CSCdr30360—S55 register in specification incorrect
•CSCdr39817—For country code Japan S39 and S59 should display 9 (-15dBm)
•CSCdr40033—Some parameters in AT(backslash)S are somewhat confusing
•CSCdr81990—BIT28 of INFO0D is not set for V.90 calls by Cisco MICA
•CSCdr82367—Featurette: Milliwatt Tone generation (Note: Disabled in 184.108.40.206)
•CSCdr86444—V.110 Loss of Sync Timeout Disabled
•CSCdr56969—S29=2 or S29=3 can hang the SP
•CSCdr39887—V110 call not terminated with AS5300, Alcatel, Mitsubishi are use
•CSCds38258—Link Info Parameter #6 not initialized in the right place
•CSCds22750—PW mail processing loop needs init 2nd time
•CSCds08638—BIT26:27 of INFO0D used in V.90 are not cleared by Cisco MICA
•CSCds82376—Cisco MICA S46 inband busy detect fails if dial tone detect bit is on
•CSCds17281—Vendor modem does not connect to Cisco MICA
•CSCds30003—S64=2 on Cisco MICA S-register doesn't work
•CSCds50046—Mips starvation problem seen in tone_pll routine
•CSCds16196—V.42bis Reset/Disconnect Problem
•CSCds48117—Some link info not updated
•CSCds48158—TxQ underrun counter not incremented
•CSCds38289—Cisco MICA Originate and Answer fail to connect to Bell212A (S64=10)
•CSCds39284—Add debug selectablity to link info param # 32
•CSCds35369—EC parity bit in S54 should be on by default
•CSCds50046—Mips starvation problem seen in tone_pll routine
•CSCds36614—Cisco MICA parity over EC feature (CSCdj92333) garbles AT interface
•CSCds55455—R2 busy issue needs to be recommitted into r272x, main, etc.
•CSCds86723—Documentation on Cisco MICA S13 parity settings is incomplete or incorrect
•CSCds71259—Additional changes for false busy detect in R2
•CSCdr40079—Decouple max symbol rates for V.90 and V.34
•CSCdt31649—Code clean up and adding comments into isdn.s
•CSCdt31667—K56Flex echo canceler does not update correctly in data mode
•CSCdt31775—Cisco MICA Flex does not sending correct L2 level
•CSCdt35638—Code in Terminate memory accidentally writes to reserved memory
•CSCdt16071—Incorrect use of instructions (POPD/PSHD) may overflow HW stack
•CSCdt35668—Pointer is not set properly in SSprime phase reversal detector
•CSCdt47453—Redwood messaging has timing issue, needs interrupts disabled
•CSCdt35717—DTMF input buffer could be initially loaded with incorrect sample
•CSCdt26092—SET_BIT and CLR_BIT macros missing braces
•CSCdt21201—V.90 INFO0d bits 28 through 32 are transmitted incorrectly
•CSCdt82242—Modem #UEL fails to connect Bell212A with Cisco MICA (S64=10)
•CSCdt41661—Need memory dump capability from SP
•CSCdt54979—Separate ASSERT statements in timer code
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Downloading Portware Modem Code
Cisco supports portware configuration using service processing element (SPE) configuration commands. The spe command allows portware to be downloaded to the SPE. The spe command is available for use with Cisco IOS Software Release12.0(4)XI1, 12.0(5)T, and higher.
Note If you enter the copy xxxx modem command on an access server running Cisco IOS Release 12.0(4)XI1, 12.0(5)T, 12.1(1), or higher, you are prompted to use the spe command.
SPE Download Tasks
To download modem portware/firmware using the spe command, enter the spe command, one configuration command per line.
Step 1 Enter the spe command and subcommands, one configuration command per line:Router# configure terminalRouter(config)# spe <slot>/<spe_begin> <slot>/<spe_end>Router(config-spe)# firmware location system:/ucode/mica_port_firmwareRouter(config-spe)# ^Z
For example, the following display shows a Cisco AS5300 SPE download to all modems in Slot 1 (that is, all modems on a feature card containing ten 6-port modem modules). The modem code resides in the Flash memory, and the modem code filename is mica-modem-portware.220.127.116.11.bin.Router(config)# spe 1/0 1/9Router(config-spe)# firmware location flash:mica-modem-portware.18.104.22.168.bin
Step 2 Copy the configuration from NVRAM into running RAM:Router# copy running-config startup-config
Download occurs when the modems become available and shows the SPE firmware upgrade option defined (default: busyout). The spe command generates NVRAM modem download and configuration file entries.
Note If the configuration is not saved as described above, download of the portware specified with the spe command will not occur after the next reboot.
For detailed information on the spe command, go to the following link:
Modem-Pool Download Tasks
If you have an account on Cisco.com, you can download modem portware/firmware using FTP if you are using Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)T or earlier at the following link:
For further information about Cisco MICA portware and Cisco IOS software, see the following related sources:
•Cisco AS5x00 Cisco MICA 6-Port and 12-Port Modem Module Portware/Cisco IOS Software Compatibility Matrixes
•Cisco MICA Modem Dial Modifiers for Cisco AS5300, Cisco AS5400, and AS5800 Universal Access Servers
•Cisco IOS software release 12.1 index page
•AT Command Set and Register Summary for Cisco MICA 6-Port Modules
•SPE and Firmware Download Enhancements
•Cisco AS5300 universal access servers Cisco MICA release notes index page
•Cisco AS5300 access servers, Appendix A, "Managing Modems," and Appendix B, "Rom Monitor," in the Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Server Software Configuration Guide
•Modem Management Commands
•Cisco IOS Dial Services Command Reference for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1
•V.90 and RFC-2217 dialout support for fax/data
•Cisco 3600 Series Routers index page
•Cisco 3700 Series Routers index page
Note The Cisco DialOut Utility (CDU) is no longer supported. Refer to the Cisco DialOut Utility End of Sale/Shipping bulletin and the Sample NAS Configurations for Cisco DialOut Utility document for information.
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