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Cisco Coaxial Media Converters

Convert Data Between Networks

The Cisco Coaxial Media Converter (CMC) for Remote-PHY acts as the edge quadrature amplitude modulator (QAM) in the Remote-PHY architecture. It converts data between the coaxial cable network and the passive optical network (PON) or the Metro Ethernet network.

Features and Capabilities

Get simplicity and centralized control, preserve your existing investments, and go to market faster with greater stability. Key features of the CMC for Remote-PHY include:

  • Built-in downstream and upstream Remote PHY, plus DEPI decapsulation and UEPI encapsulation
  • Full support of all DOCSIS functionality
  • No impact on your existing CMTS and cable modem working model
  • Support for arbitrary IP networks, such as EPON, GPON, and Layer 2 Metro Ethernet

Specifications at a Glance

  • Channels: 16 downstream QAM channels and 4 upstream channels
  • CableLabs compliance: Meets DOCSIS 3.0 and C-DOCSIS/Remote-PHY standards

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