Quick Installation Guide for SmartEdge 100 Media Interface Cards

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1   Installing SmartEdge 100 MICs

Figure 1   Media Interface Cards (MICs)

Risk of personal injury. Do not attempt to access any component inside the chassis; there are no user-serviceable components inside it. There are mechanical and electrical shock hazards present throughout the system.
Table 1    Order Numbers

Order Number


Front Panel


2-port optical



12-port copper-based FE 10/100Base-TX

ENET 10/100


12-port SFP-based FE 100Base-FX



2-port copper-based GE 1000Base-T



2-port SFP-based GE 1000Base-FX


Table 2    Installation Data for SmartEdge® 100 MICs

Type of MIC/Description




Earliest Release

ATM OC-3c/STM-1c


155 Mbps

SFP transceiver(2)

FE 10/100Base-TX


10 or 100 Mbps



FE 100Base-FX


100 Mbps

SFP transceiver (2)


GE 1000Base-T


1.0 Gbps





1.0 Gbps

SFP transceiver (2)


(1)  Each SFP transceiver has a separate LC connector for the transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) circuits.

(2)  For descriptions of the transceivers supported by this MIC, see Transceivers for SmartEdge and SM Family Line Cards.

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

To install a MIC:

  1. Select the slot for the MIC; you can install any MIC in either MIC slot.

    Risk of ESD damage. Always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap when handling the MIC; it contains electrostatic sensitive devices. Avoid touching its printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.
  2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap, and attach it to an appropriate grounded surface. Do not attach the wrist strap to a painted surface; there is an electrostatic discharge (ESD) convenience jack located on the front of the chassis.
  3. If you are replacing a MIC, disconnect the cables; if the MIC has optical ports, install a dust cover in each of its transceivers.
  4. Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the captive screws and remove the blank MIC or the current MIC that is installed in that slot.
  5. Install the MIC; see Figure 1:
    1. Insert the new MIC into that slot and push gently until its connectors engage the circuit board within the chassis.
    2. Use your fingers to start to tighten the captive screws alternately; slightly adjust the position of the MIC front panel until the screws turn easily in their holes.
    3. Using a Phillips screwdriver, tighten the captive screws to a maximum torque of 4.0 inch-lbs (0.5 Newton-meters).
    4. Install SFP transceivers.

Figure 2   SFP Transceiver

  1. Install SFP transceivers:
    1. If you are replacing a MIC, remove each transceiver from the old MIC.

      Risk of data loss. You can corrupt the system if you attempt to install SFP transceivers that have not been tested with the SmartEdge router.
    2. Ensure that the latching mechanism is closed.
    3. With the transceiver aligned with the opening in the MIC front panel (as shown in Figure 2), slide the transceiver into the opening for the port until the rear connector is seated and the locking mechanism snaps into place.
      To install the SFP in a lower port, rotate the SFP 180°.

    4. Remove the dust cover.

      Risk of damage to fiber-optic cables. Never step on or bend a cable when connecting it to a MIC. Fiber-optic cables are very fragile and are easily broken.
    5. If you are replacing a MIC of the same type, reconnect the fiber-optic cables; otherwise, connect the appropriate fiber-optic cable to each transceiver connector and route them as appropriate. For more information about routing cables, see the “Installing the Hardware” chapter in SmartEdge 100 Router Hardware Guide.
  1. After the MIC has been installed, verify the operational status as described in SmartEdge 100 Router Hardware Guide.

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

For detailed information about the SmartEdge 100 hardware, see the hardware documentation located at https://ebusiness.ericsson.net.