Technical Documentation

Clock Sources on Channelized Interfaces

Channelized interfaces and channelized IQ and IQE interfaces have different clocking capabilities. For channelized IQ and IQE interfaces, you can configure clocking on each interface independently by including the clocking (internal | external) statement at the [edit interfaces interface-name] hierarchy level.

For channelized IQ and IQE interfaces, clocking is provided as follows:

  • For all channelized IQ and IQE PICs, the clocking statement is supported on all channels. To configure clocking on individual interfaces, include the clocking statement at the [edit interfaces type-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level. If you do not include the clocking statement, the individual interfaces use internal clocking by default.
  • SONET/SDH-level clocking is provided at the root controller interface at the [edit interfaces type-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.
  • Configure T3-level clocking by including the clocking statement at the [edit interfaces ct3-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.
  • Configure T1-level clocking by including the clocking statement at the [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level.
  • Configure E1-level clocking by including the clocking statement at the [edit interfaces ce1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.
  • Configure clocking for all NxDS0 channels by including the clocking statement at the [edit interfaces ct1-fpc/pic/port:channel] or [edit interfaces ce1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.
  • The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces coc1-fpc/pic/port:channel] or [edit interfaces cau4-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level.
  • SONET/SDH level clocking is applicable only at the controller interfaces for channelized IQ and IQE PICs. Clocking configuration is not effective at the so-fpc/pic/port or so-fpc/pic/port:channel for channelized IQ and IQE PICs.

For non-IQ and non-IQE channelized interfaces, clocking at each channel level is provided as follows:

  • For Channelized OC12, DS3, and E1 PICs, the clocking statement is supported only for channel 0; it is ignored if included in the configuration of other channels. The clock source configured for channel 0 applies to all channels on these channelized interfaces.
  • For the Channelized STM1 PIC, the clocking statement is supported on channels 0 through 62. To configure clocking on the STM1 interface, include the loop-timing statement at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port:0 sonet-options] hierarchy level. To configure clocking on individual E1 interfaces, include the clocking statement at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level. The channel number can be 0 through 62. If you do not include the clocking statement, the individual E1 interfaces use internal clocking by default.
  • For channelized STM1 interfaces, you should configure the clock source at one side of the connection to be internal and configure the other side of the connection to be external.
  • When you configure the clock source for a channelized interface—t3-fpc/pic/port:0, for example—you must also include the channel-group statement at the [edit chassis] hierarchy level, and specify channel group 0.

Table 1 lists the clocking capabilities for each channelized PIC.

Table 1: Clocking Capabilities by Channelized PIC Type

PIC Type

SONET/SDH Level

DS3 Level

DS1/E1 Level

Channelized PICs

Channelized DS3 and Multichannel DS3

Not applicable.

The loop-timing statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:0 t3-options] or [edit interfaces fpc/pic/port:0:0 t3-options] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:0] or [edit interfaces ds-fpc/pic/port:0:0] hierarchy level.

Channelized E1

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port:0] or [edit interfaces ds-fpc/pic/port:0] hierarchy level.

Channelized OC12

Not configurable.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t3-fpc/pic/port:0] hierarchy level.

Not applicable.

Channelized STM1

Not configurable.

Not applicable.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port:[0-62]] hierarchy level.

Channelized IQ and IQE PICs

Channelized DS3 IQ or IQE

Not applicable.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ct3-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces t3-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

For T1 channels, the clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:[1-28]] hierarchy level.

For NxDS0 channels, the clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ct1-fpc/pic/port:[1-28]] hierarchy level.

Channelized E1 IQ

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

For E1 and NxDS0 channels, the clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ce1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

Channelized OC3 IQ or IQE

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces coc3-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t3-fpc/pic/port:[1-12]] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces coc1-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ct1-fpc/pic/port:[1-12]:[1-28]] and [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:[1-12]:[1-28]] hierarchy levels.

Channelized OC12 IQ or IQE

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces coc12-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t3-fpc/pic/port:[1-12]] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces coc1-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ct1-fpc/pic/port:[1-12]:[1-28]] and [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:[1-12]:[1-28]] hierarchy levels.

Channelized OC48 IQE

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces coc48-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces t3-fpc/pic/port:[1-48]] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces coc1-fpc/pic/port:channel] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ct1fpc/pic/port:[1-48]:[1-28]] and [edit interfaces t1-fpc/pic/port:[1-48]:[1-28]] hierarchy levels.

Channelized STM1 IQ or IQE

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces cstm1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces cau4-fpc/pic/port:channel] or [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

Not applicable.

For E1 and NxDS0 channels, the clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ce1-fpc/pic/port[1-63]] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

Channelized STM4 IQ or IQE

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces cstm4-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces cau4-fpc/pic/port:channel] or [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

Not applicable.

For E1 and NxDS0 channels, the clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ce1-fpc/pic/port[1-4]:[1-63]] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

Channelized STM16 IQE

The clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces cstm16-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces cau4-fpc/pic/port:channel] or [edit interfaces so-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.

Not applicable.

For E1 and NxDS0 channels, the clocking statement is supported at the [edit interfaces ce1-fpc/pic/port[1-16]:[1-63]] hierarchy level.

The clocking statement is ignored if you include it at the [edit interfaces e1-fpc/pic/port] hierarchy level.


Published: 2010-04-20