Quick Installation Guide for SmartEdge ATM Optical Line Cards

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1   Installing ATM Optical Line Cards

This guide describes how to install any of the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) optical line cards listed in Table 1 in a SmartEdge® 400, SmartEdge 600, SmartEdge 800, SmartEdge 1200, or SmartEdge 1200H router. The abbreviation IR refers to Intermediate Reach, SMF refers to Single-Mode Fiber, MMF refers to Multimode Fiber, and SFP refers to Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver.

Figure 1   Installing a Card in a SmartEdge 400 or 600 Chassis

Figure 2   Installing a Card in a SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H Chassis

Table 1    Optical ATM Line Cards for SmartEdge 400, 600, 800, 1200, and 1200H Routers

Order Numbers


Front Panel Label

Earliest Release



8-port OC-3c/STM-1c ATM, SFP transceivers




SmartEdge 400—6.1.5

SmartEdge 600—6.2.1

SmartEdge 800—6.1.5

SmartEdge 1200—6.1.5

SmartEdge 1200H—6.3.1



2-port OC-3c/STM-1c ATM, SM/IR, LC Connector(1)(2)





SmartEdge 400—2.5.3

SmartEdge 800—2.1.3


2-port OC-12c/STM-4c ATM Enhanced, SFP transceivers




SmartEdge 400—6.4.1

SmartEdge 600—6.4.1

SmartEdge 800—6.4.1

SmartEdge 1200—6.4.1

SmartEdge 1200H—6.4.1

(1)  This version of the 4-port ATM OC-3c/STM-1c card has two of its four ports enabled.

(2)  The SmartEdge 600, 1200, and 1200H routers do not support this line card.

For detailed information about the hardware and software, see related documentation at https://ebusiness.ericsson.net, or contact your local technical support representative.

Transceivers for SmartEdge and SM Family Line Cards describes the installation of the supported transceivers.

The "Servicing the Hardware" chapter in the hardware guide for the appropriate chassis describes the detailed procedure to install a line card.

The “Installing the Hardware” chapter in each guide describes the installation and routing of cables. To configure the line card and its ports, see related documentation at https://ebusiness.ericsson.net.

Table 2    Slots for ATM Optical Line Cards



SmartEdge 400

1 to 4

SmartEdge 600

1 to 6

SmartEdge 800

1 to 6 and 9 to 14

SmartEdge 1200

1 to 6 and 9 to 14

SmartEdge 1200H

1 to 6 and 9 to 14

Risk of personal injury. Only qualified personnel are allowed to install and service the system and its components. To avoid electrical shock and injury, do not attempt to access any component inside the chassis.

You need a #1 Phillips screwdriver to loosen and tighten the screws that secure the card in the chassis.

To add a card to a system:

  1. Prepare for installation:
    1. Select the slot for the card; Table 2 lists the slots for each chassis.

      Risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. To reduce the risk of ESD damage, always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap when handling the card. Avoid touching the card printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.
    2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and attach it to an appropriately grounded surface. Do not attach the wrist strap to a painted surface; an ESD convenience jack is located on the front of the chassis.
  2. Loosen the captive screws and remove the blank card installed in the slot for the new card.
  3. Install the card; see Figure 1 (SmartEdge 400 or 600 chassis) or Figure 2 (SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis):
    1. Align the new card with the card guides; these are located at the left and right sides of the slot in a SmartEdge 400 or 600 chassis or at the top and bottom of the slot in a SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis.

      Risk of equipment damage. The underside of the card might rub against the electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket of the adjacent card and potentially damage the card. The card does not slide smoothly without effort, or if the card touches the components on the adjacent card, do not force the card into the slot. If you feel any resistance, slightly lift the lower edge of the front panel (SmartEdge 400 or 600 chassis), or shift the left edge of the front panel to the right (SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis), until the card slides easily into the slot.
    2. Position the ejector levers away from the front panel and then carefully slide the card into the slot. The ejector levers rotate as the latching mechanisms engage the walls of the slot and the connectors on the card are inserted into the connectors on the backplane.
    3. Push the ejector levers until they are parallel with the front panel; this action fully seats the connectors with the backplane.
    4. Secure the card in the chassis by tightening the screws on the front panel. With the Phillips screwdriver, tighten each screw to a maximum torque of 5.0 inch-lbs (0.6 Newton-meters).
  4. After the card has been installed, verify the operational status as described in the “Determining Operating Status” chapter in the hardware guide for the appropriate chassis:
    • SmartEdge 400 Router Hardware Guide
    • SmartEdge 600 Router Hardware Guide
    • SmartEdge 800 Router Hardware Guide
    • SmartEdge 1200 Router Hardware Guide
    • SmartEdge 1200H Router Hardware Guide

    Risk of damage to fiber-optic cables. These cables are very fragile and easily broken. To reduce the risk, never step on a cable; never bend or twist a cable when connecting it to or disconnecting it from a line card.
  5. Connect and route the cables by using the procedures in the “Installing the Hardware” chapter in the hardware guide for the appropriate chassis.

    Risk of severe damage to your eyes. All versions of the optical cards are Class 1 products, which use lasers to convert electrical signals to optical signals that can damage your eyes. To reduce the risk when handling these optical cards, keep the connectors covered until you are ready to connect the fiber-optic cables. When you remove a cover, do not stare into or directly view the laser beam emerging from the connector.

If you encounter problems installing the card, contact your local technical support representative.

Reference List

[1] Configuring Cards, 10/1543-CRA 119 1170/1.
[2] Configuring Circuits, 12/1543-CRA 119 1170/1.
[3] Configuring ATM, Ethernet, and POS Ports, 9/1543-CRA 119 1170/1.
[4] Command List, 1/190 77-CRA 119 1170/1.