PTX5000 PIC Description
PTX5000 PIC Slots
Each FPC has two PIC slots. Blank PICs resemble other PICs but do not provide any physical connection or activity. When a PIC slot is not occupied by a PIC, you must insert a blank PIC to fill the empty slot and ensure proper cooling of the system. PICs are hot-removable and hot-insertable.
PTX5000 PIC Function
PICs provide the physical connection to various network media types, receiving incoming packets from the network and transmitting outgoing packets to the network. During this process, each PIC performs framing and line-speed signaling for its media type. Before transmitting outgoing data packets, the PICs encapsulate the packets received from the FPCs.
PICs Supported on the PTX5000
See PTX Series PIC/FPC Compatibility for a complete list of PICs supported on the PTX5000.
PTX5000 PIC Components
Figure 1 shows an example of a PIC supported on the PTX5000. PICs have an upper ejector handle and a lower ejector handle.