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    TX Matrix Plus Cables Description

    Fiber-Optic Array Cables

    The fiber-optic array cables connect the switching planes of the TX Matrix Plus router. The TXP-F13 SIBs connect to the TXP-T1600 SIBs. Cable lengths from 3 m to 100 m are supported to accommodate both centralized and distributed TX Matrix configurations. The fiber-optic array connector is shown in Fiber-Optic Array Cable for Connections Between the TX Matrix Plus Router and T1600 Routers.

    You can order cable lengths of 4 m, 6 m, 8 m, 10 m, 12 m, 15 m, 20 m, 25 m, 30 m, 35 m, 40 m, 45 m, 50 m, 55 m, 60 m, 65 m, 70 m, 75 m, 80 m, 85 m, 90 m, 95 m, and 100 m from Juniper Networks.

    Note: You must use the same length for every fiber-optic array cable from a particular T1600 router to the TX Matrix Plus router. However, you do not need to use the same length for all fiber-optic array cables within a routing matrix.

    Ethernet Management Cables

    The UTP Category 5 cables, which use “straight through” wiring and RJ-45 connectors on each end, are used for controlling the T1600 routers and for management of the routing matrix. Controlling the T1600 routers requires connections from the two TXP-CIPs in the TX Matrix Plus router to the LCC-CBs in the T1600 routers. Managing the routing matrix requires connections from the TXP-CIPs to external management devices.

    These cables can be up to 100 m long.

    Serial Cables

    For configuration and management of the routing matrix, RS-232 (EIA-232) serial cables with RJ-45 connectors connect to the CONSOLE port and AUXILIARY port on a TXP-CB. The CONSOLE port connects to a system console. The AUXILIARY port connectsto a laptop computer modem, or other auxiliary device.

    One cable is provided with the TX Matrix Plus router. To connect one device to the CONSOLE port and another device to the AUXILIARY port, you must supply another cable.

    Note: If your TX Matrix Plus router contains two host subsystems, we recommend that you connect each TXP-CB to a system console.

    Published: 2011-12-19