Highlights
  • Up to 8 Optical Line Interfaces
  • Fully featured Framer/Mapper for up to OC-12/STM-4 bandwidth
  • Up to 1K channels, ranging from a single DS0 to full OC-12c/STM-4
  • 1+1 APS protection on all ports (up to 4 working ports and 4 protection ports)
  • Up to STM-1/OC-3 per port, for a total of OC-12/STM-4 bandwidth
  • Requires only 2 x DDR3 devices for full bandwidth. ECC support optional.
Data Path Highlights
  • Support for CES, ATM, HDLC, POS and GFP pre-processing
  • Independent Protocol Machines, scalable to the full device bandwidth
Integrated Framer/Mapper
  • Each of the 4 ports can be configured as OC-3 /STM-1 or OC-12/STM-4 for a total bandwidth of OC-12/STM-4
  • Alarms and Events processing via Asynchronous Host Interface
  • Overhead Processing via Asynchronous Host interface
  • 1+1 APS protection on all ports (up to 4 working ports and 4 protection ports)
Clock Recovery Highlights
  • Independent Clock Recovery Per Channel (up to 336 channels)
  • Support for both Differential and Adaptive Clock Recovery for all channels
System Bus and Memory Interfaces
  • Up to 4 x 16 bit DDR3 @ 400MHz
  • Asynchronous peripheral bus for Host control
  • 16 bit EMPHY bus towards the WinPath3
Electrical & Mechanical
  • 27mm x 27mm 676 FCBGA with 1mm ball pitch
  • Estimated power consumption 6W at nominal clock rate, depending on configuration
Product Overview
This product brief describes the UFE412, the leading device in PMC-Sierra's Universal Front End 4 (UFE4) product family in terms of features, port density and performance. The UFE412 is a preconditioning co-processor for WinPath3-based Applications targeted for Wireline and Wireless Backhaul Solutions. Together, the WinPath3 and the UFE412 create a platform that enables highly integrated solutions for a range of port densities and bandwidth configurations scaling to 4xOC-3/STM-1 rate with full APS 1+1 redundancy. The UFE412 device enables the WinPath3 to efficiently support a variety of services: TDM, ATM, HDLC, PPP, and Circuit Emulation. The WinPath3 itself also supports many protocol interworking services, including CES over PSN, ATM over PSN, IP interworking (routing), ATM cell switching, IMA, ML-PPP and others. The WinPath3/UFE412 platform allows maximum flexibility and feature richness together with efficiency in cost, power and board space. There are two variants of the UFE412: the UFE412-T4 is optimized for CESoP/SAToP applications, while the UFE412-M4 provides multi-protocol support.
Benefits
  • Any Service, Any Port architecture for all backhaul applications
  • High performance, fully featured solution
  • Lowers overall system BOM cost
  • Reduces time to market
  • Minimizes design effort and risk
UFE412 High Level Feature Summary
     

UFE412-M4

UFE412-M2

UFE412-M1

Channelized

Max Bandwidth

 

622Mb

311Mb

155Mb

Protocols

CESoP/SAToP

Yes

Yes

Yes

ATM (IMA)

Yes

Yes

Yes

PPP/MLPPP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ports

 

4

2

1

Description

 

OC12/STM4 Multi-Service
4xOC3/STM1 Multi Service

2xOC3/STM1 Multi-Service

1xOC3/STM1 Multi-Service

Concatenated
(Clear Channel)

Max Bandwidth

 

622Mb

622Mb

622Mb

Protocols

POS

Yes

Yes

Yes

ATM

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ports

 

4

4

4

Description

 

OC12/STM4 Clear Channel
4xOC3/STM1 Clear Channel

OC12/STM4 Clear Channel

OC12/STM4 Clear Channel

 

     

UFE412-T4

UFE412-T2

UFE412-T1

Channelized

Max Bandwidth

 

622Mb

311Mb

155Mb

Protocols

CESoP/SAToP

Yes

Yes

Yes

ATM (IMA)

-

-

-

PPP/MLPPP

-

-

-

Ports

 

4

2

1

Description

 

OC12/STM4 CESoP/SAToP
4xOC3/STM1 CESoP/SAToP

2xOC3/STM1 CESoP/SAToP

1xOC3/STM1 CESoP/SAToP

Concatenated
(Clear
Channel)

Max Bandwidth

 

NA

Protocols

POS

ATM

Ports

 

Description

 

UFE412 Reference Boards will be available for early software development as add on boards to standard WDS3 development boards

 

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Product Brief
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