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BTI Interface Card (BIC)

 

BTI Interface Cards (BICs) are modules that hold pluggable transceivers. The transceivers are plugged into the BICs, which in turn are inserted into the UFMs. A BIC can be installed into a UFM3 or a UFM4.

There are different types of BICs depending on the pluggables required. By housing different BICs, a UFM can hold different combinations of 10-Gbps and 100-Gbps interfaces.

There is no restriction on which BIC or which pairing of BICs can be installed in a UFM.

12x SFP+ BIC

The 12x SFP+ BTI Interface Card (12x SFP+ BIC) contains twelve 10-Gbps ports.

The 12x SFP+ BIC supports SFP+ pluggable optics including 850nm, 1310nm, and DWDM.

Figure 1: 12x SFP+ BTI Interface Card
12x SFP+ BTI Interface Card

Table 1: 12x SFP+ BIC (BT8A78SFP12G) Specifications

Item

Specification

Physical Dimensions

Width

1.1 in

29.0 mm

Height

5.9 in

150.0 mm

Depth

6.4 in

163.0 mm

Weight

1.0 lb

0.45 kg

Power Consumption (40°C ambient)

Note: Before using for planning or implementation purposes, contact Juniper Networks Support to confirm the power consumption values.

Typical: 38 W

Maximum: 43 W

LEDs

See BIC LEDs.

Supported Protocols

SONET OC192, 9.953Gbps

 

SDH STM64, 9.953Gbps

 

10GbE WAN PHY, 9.953Gbps

 

10GbE LAN PHY, 10.313Gbps

 

OTN OTU2, 10.709Gbps

Supported Forward Error Correction Modes (FEC)

RS FEC per G.975

 

I.4 FEC per G.975.1

 

I.7 FEC per G.975.1

Connectors/Ports

SFP+ (12)

1x CFP BIC

The 1x CFP BTI Interface Card (1x CFP BIC) contains one CFP transceiver.

Figure 2: 1x CFP BTI Interface Card
1x CFP BTI Interface Card

Table 2: 1x CFP BIC (BT8A78CFP1G) Specifications

Item

Specification

Physical Dimensions

Width

1.1 in

29.0 mm

Height

5.9 in

150.0 mm

Depth

6.4 in

163.0 mm

Weight

1.0 lb

0.45 kg

Power Consumption (40°C ambient)

Note: Before using for planning or implementation purposes, contact Juniper Networks Support to confirm the power consumption values.

Typical: 32W

Maximum: 38W

LEDs

See BIC LEDs.

Supported Protocols

100GbE, 103.125 Gbps

 

OTN OTU4, 111.809 Gbps

Supported Forward Error Correction Modes (FEC)

RS FEC per G.975

 

Super FEC (proprietary)

Connectors/Ports

CFP pluggable optics

BIC Handles and Latches

Each BIC features a handle at the top and a latch at the bottom. The bottom latch must be fully closed for proper module operation.

Installing a BIC

Use this procedure to install a BTI Interface Card (BIC) into a UFM.

Prerequisites:

  • If you have pre-provisioned the module, ensure the module is administratively enabled. If the module is not administratively enabled, the module will not be acknowledged by the CMM. For information on how to enable the module, see the BTI7800 Software Configuration Guide.

  • If you have not pre-provisioned the module and you are relying on auto-provisioning, then the system will automatically provision and enable the module for you. You do not need to manually enable the module in this case.

This procedure is the same for all BIC types.

You should install the BIC into a UFM that is already installed in a chassis. An installed UFM provides stability as you slide the BIC into the BIC slot. Otherwise you run the risk of damaging components on the BIC if there is movement when sliding it into the BIC slot.

Tools Required

  • Number 2 Phillips screwdriver

Note

Be familiar with the site, safety, and installation guidelines described in Module Installation and Removal Guidelines.

  1. Locate the UFM in which you want to install the BIC and move aside any fibers blocking access.

    Remove the BIC filler panel if installed.

  2. Take the BIC out of its antistatic bag, holding it by its edges and faceplate to prevent damage to the module circuitry. Save the bag for future use.
  3. Install the module.
    1. Ensure that the bottom latch is in the open position. See BIC Handles and Latches.

    2. Position the module.

      • BTI7814: Position the module vertically so that the faceplate is toward you and the latch is at the bottom.

      • BTI7801, BTI7802: Position the module horizontally so that the faceplate is toward you and the latch is on the right.

    3. Align the module with the slot guides.

    4. Hold the module by the top handle and bottom latch and insert the module edges in the slot guides. The module should slide in smoothly.

      Carefully slide the module until it contacts the UFM connector and push on the faceplate firmly until the module is seated.

    5. Close the bottom latch by pushing the latch straight in.

  4. Carefully tighten the faceplate thumbscrew. Use a screwdriver if necessary.

You have successfully completed this procedure.

Removing a BIC

Use this procedure to remove a BTI Interface Card (BIC) from a UFM.

This procedure is the same for all BIC types.

You should remove the BIC from the UFM while the UFM is installed in the chassis. An installed UFM provides stability as you slide the BIC out of the BIC slot. Otherwise you run the risk of damaging components on the BIC if there is movement when sliding it out of the BIC slot.

Tools Required

  • Number 2 Phillips screwdriver

  • Antistatic bag

  • BIC Extractor Tool: To assist with removing the BIC, use the BIC extractor tool:

    Figure 3: BIC Extractor Tool
    BIC Extractor Tool
Note

Be familiar with the site, safety, and installation guidelines described in Module Installation and Removal Guidelines.

  1. Move cables aside as needed to get clear access to the module.
  2. Disconnect the fibers from the BIC.Note

    Ensure that optical cables are protected with protective caps while disconnected.

  3. Retract the black handle on the UFM latch if it is extended. An extended UFM latch can interfere with the BIC's removal. See See BIC Handles and Latches.
  4. If the BIC is not in hot-swap mode, set the BIC into hot-swap mode using the BIC's bottom latch.

    Extend the bottom latch until you see the blue hot-swap LED blinking. Do not pull on the module.

    Note

    The BIC must continue to remain in place for a minimum of 5 seconds after the H/S LED turns solid blue.

    Note

    The BIC can also be placed in hot-swap mode if the BIC is administratively disabled, or if the containing UFM is administratively disabled.

  5. Loosen the BIC faceplate thumbscrew, located at the top of the BIC. Use a screwdriver if necessary.
  6. When the H/S LED is solid blue, attach the extractor tool to the hole in the bottom latch and pull simultaneously on the top handle and on the extractor tool.

    Gently slide the module all the way out from the UFM.

  7. Place the module into an antistatic bag.
  8. Attach a BIC filler panel to cover the empty BIC slot.

You have successfully completed this procedure.

Replacing a BIC

Use this procedure to replace a BIC. If you want to replace both BICs in a UFM, you must replace one BIC at a time.

  1. Follow the procedure in Removing a BIC to remove a BIC.

    Remove only one BIC from the UFM.

  2. Follow the procedure in Installing a BIC to install the replacement BIC.

Repeat this procedure if you want to replace the other BIC.

Note

If you accidentally remove both BICs from the UFM, perform a warm reload of the UFM after you install the replacement BICs (system reload warm ufm ).

Installing or Removing a BIC Filler Panel

Use this procedure to install or remove a BIC filler panel.

Filler panels should always be used to fill an open BIC slot to maintain system temperature and prevent debris from entering the system.

Figure 4: BIC Filler Panel
BIC Filler Panel
Note

Be familiar with the site, safety, and installation guidelines described in Module Installation and Removal Guidelines.

  1. Locate the UFM in which you want to install the BIC filler panel and move aside any fibers blocking access.
  2. To install the filler panel:
    1. Insert the filler panel by engaging the bottom of the panel with the bottom of the slot. The filler panel should be at an angle, for example:

    2. Push the top half of the filler panel into the slot to complete the installation.

    3. Tighten the screw.

  3. Removal is opposite from installation.

You have successfully completed this procedure.

BIC LEDs

Table 3: BIC LEDs

LEDs

Color

Description

Active

Green

The module is operating normally.

Fail

Red

The module has failed.

H/S (Hot Swap)

Blue

ON: The module is in a quiescent state, and can be removed from the slot after a minimum of 5 seconds in this state.

BLINKING: The module is being placed into a quiescent state. It cannot be removed from the slot.

OFF: The module is operating normally. It cannot be removed from the slot.

For BIC port LEDs, see Port LEDs.