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FRM220-10G-FEC Transponder

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FRM220-10G-FEC 10G Ethernet FEC Multi-rate Transponder

FRM220-10G-FEC Transponder

The FRM220-10G-FEC is a conversion module suitable for high-speed 10G signals with Forward-Error-Correction (FEC). The module supports four flexible SFP+ ports suitable for wavelength conversion and the transferring application for 10GbE and STM-64. The main benefit of FRM220-10G-FEC application is to provide cost-optimized CWDM and DWDM networks. As an intelligent transponder module, the FRM220-10G-FEC converts a transparent data channel to a corresponding CWDM/DWDM wavelength. By means of the implemented 3R functionality (re-amplification, re-shaping, re-timing) for signal processing, the module is also suited for use as a repeater. The data rates between 9.95Gbps and 11.32Gbps can be provided. Two types of housings are available for installation in a 19” FRM220 chassis. 20 slots are provided by using the FRM220-CH20 chassis 2U while the FRM220-CH08 1U supports up to 8 modules. Both housings can be monitored and configured through SNMP, Web GUI or Telnet using a NMC management module.

FRM220-10G-FEC Transponder application


  • Protocol transparent (9.95 – 11.32Gbps)
  • 10Gbps signal repeating for 10GbE and STM-64
  • 10Gbps conversion: Multimode, Single mode, CWDM, DWDM
  • Future-proof and flexible SFP+ technology
  • 3R functionality (Re-amplification, Re-shaping and Re-clocking)
  • Low power consumption
  • Wide range of applications: Dual OTN transponder or OTN repeater; Lambda conversion with FEC exchange
  • Multiple clients data rate support: 10G Ethernet LAN/WAN PHY; 10G OC-192/ STM-64 SONET/SDH
  • Non OTN/FEC: 10G Ethernet LAN-PHY to LAN-PHY; 10G Ethernet LAN-PHY to WAN-PHY
  • Per interface Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoding selection:
    • ITU-T G.709 Standard RS(255,239) (GFEC) – 6.2 dB
    • ITU-T G.975.1 Section I.7 Ultra-strong FEC with scaled - overhead (UFEC 7%) – 8.1 dB
    • ITU-T G.975.1 Section I.4 Ultra-strong FEC with scaled - overhead (UFEC 10%) – 8.3 dB
    • Zero FEC (wrapper done, FEC is zero)
    • No FEC (wrapper done, FEC is disabled)
    • 10G Ethernet, 10G SONET/SDH*
  • Comprehensive G.709 line and service performance monitoring
  • Connection testing tools for Loopback & Notification or fault propagation
  • SNMP management through NMC management module
  • SFP+ transceivers for flexible configuration including DWDM
  • SFP+ Digital Diagnostics


General: 1-slot module for integration in a FRM220 platform
Operating temperature: 0°C – 40°C
Dimensions (D x W x H): 155 x 88 x 23mm
Interfaces: 4x SFP+ ports (1 x line, 1 x client)
Protocol: STM-64, 10G Ethernet
Data rate: 9.92Gbps –11.32Gbps depending on SFP+ type and application used
SFP+ Types Optical (LC):

  • 10Gigabit Ethernet (with or without FEC)
  • STM-64 (with or without FEC)
  • Multi-rate for 10Gigabit, STM-64
  • Wavelengths: 850nm, 1310nm,
  • 1550nm, DWDM or tunable optics


  • SNMP, Telnet and Web management using a NMC management module
  • SFP+ management information provided by integrated DMI functions: input/output power, wavelength, bit rate, status, supported protocols and temperature

Housing Types: FRM220-CH08 1U 8-slot chassis; FRM220-CH20 2U 20-slot chassis; FRM220-CH02M, FRM220-CH02/NMC, 2-slot chassis


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