A tutorial on SONET/SDH
This PMC-Sierra white paper presents a tutorial overview of the SONET/SDH technology widely deployed in today's telecommunications network. The material has also been adapted into the chapter on SONET/SDH authored by Steve Gorshe for a telecommunications networking textbook .
PMC-Sierra™ is a leading provider of high speed broadband communications and storage semiconductors and MIPS-Powered™ processors for Enterprise, Access, Metro Optical Transport, Storage Area Networking and Wireless network equipment. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
About the Author
Steve Gorshe, Ph.D. is a Principal Engineer in the Product Research Group and oversees ICs for SONET, optical transmission and access systems.
Currently Steve is a senior member of the IEEE and co-editor for the IEEE Communications magazine's Broadband Access Series. He is the chief editor for the ATIS OPTXS Committee (formerly T1X1), which is responsible for SONET and optical network interface standards. He is a recent recipient of the Committee T1 Alvin Lai Outstanding Achievement Award for his standards work and has been a technical editor for T1.105, T1.105.01, T1.105.02, and T1.105.07 within the SONET standard series as well as the ITU-T G.7041, G.8011.1, G.7043, and G.8040 recommendations. He has 26 patents issued or pending and several published papers.