Carrier Ethernet Access Devices
Microsemi EdgeAssure family of Nework Interface Devices / Ethernet Access Devices provide standards-based demarcation as defined by Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) for services such as E-LINE (Ethernet point-to-point) and E-LAN (Ethernet multipoint-tomultipoint). The products support service creation and mapping, fault detection, address filtering, real time measurements of frame loss, frame delay, and frame delay variation on all ports.
In addition, the family supports Service Activation Tests that allows a network manager to remotely commission and validate the transport parameters of an end-end service.
Microsemi NID/EAD family provides IP source address filtering for security, and consumes as little as 1.2W average power.
The EdgeAssure 1000 SFP-NID is designed to be deployed as a Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) Network Interface Device (NID) and includes support for Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP). Management uses the NETCONF protocol on either of the two ports. NETCONF runs over an SSH connection, thereby securing the configuration of the SFP. Diagnostics Monitoring (DDM) are fully accessible remotely via NETCONF in addition to I2C.
The main applications are Carrier Ethernet business services, cloud based services and mobile backhaul.