Falcon-RX/G

5G xHaul Timing Aware O-RAN Switch & PTP Grandmaster

The Falcon-RX is an essential element in delivering on the promise of 5G. Through high capacity, low latency transport and high precision synchronization, the Falcon-RX enables 5G RAN operation at its optimal throughput, on both telecom and enterprise environments.

The Falcon-RX combines the best of breed of the Transport and Timing worlds, in a single powerful package. Both elements are critical for 5G fronthaul deployments, along with support for the latest O-RAN architectures and recommendations. 

  • LTE/5G xHaul Transport and Timing RAN switch
  • Integrated PTP Grandmaster
  • Compatible with O-RAN architectures
  • High capacity, low latency
  • Extensive Sync and Timing with SyncE and PTP (PTRC/GM, BC, TC)
  • Sub nanosecond timestamping, Class C/D performance
  • Time Sensitive Networking support
  • Based on 4th generation Falcon architecture
  • Advanced QoS and service level traffic management
  • Advanced OAM and management capabilities
  • Multiple protection mechanisms for link, path, and ring service resilience 

Interfaces & Indicators

  • Ethernet (data-plane):
    • 12 x 1/10G (SFP/SFP+)
    • 8 x 1/10/25G (SFP/SFP+/SFP28)
    • Supported SFPs: MM, SM, SFS, xWDM, Copper
  • Sync & Timing:
    • All Ethernet ports support PTP, SyncE and NTP
    • GNSS antenna in (TNC, active, 5VDC)
    • 3 x external 1PPS/10MHz (SMA)
    • ToD/1PPS (RJ45)
    • BITS (RJ48)
  • Management (OOB):
    • 1 x 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)
    • 1 x RS232 (console, RJ45)
    • 1 x USB (console)

Architecture & Forwarding

  • Hybrid (ASIC-FPGA) HW architecture
  • Performance: wire-speed, on all ports, all frame sizes
  • Switching fabric: 400Gbps (200G/FDX), non-blocking
  • MTU: 10K bytes
  • MAC table: 32K addresses
  • VLANs: 4K concurrent
  • Provider bridging: 802.1ad (Q-in-Q)
  • Private VLANs
  • IP routing:
    • Static routes
    • Dynamic in Future SW releases
  • Time Sensitive Networking:
    • Time-aware Scheduling (IEEE802.1Qbv)
    • Frame Preemption (IEEE802.1Qbu, IEEE802.3br)
    • Ingress gating/policing/checking (IEEE802.1Qci)
    • gPTP (IEEE802.1AS)
    • FRER (IEEE802.1CB)
    • Cut through mode
  • L1-L4 ACLs
  • Multicast:
    • IGMPv3 snooping
    • MLD snooping
    • Up to 8K MC groups

PTP/IEEE1588

  • Functions:
    • Grandmaster (PRTC)
    • Boundary Clock (Class C/D)
    • Ordinary Clock (M/S)
    • Transparent Clock (Class C/D)
  • Profiles supported:
    • Telecom Frequency (G.8265.1)
    • Telecom Phase (G.8275.1, G.8275.2)
    • Default (IEEE1588)
    • AVB (802.1AS)
    • Custom
  • Modes supported:
    • 1 and 2 step
    • L2 Multicast
    • L3/UDP Unicast/Multicast
    • Mixed transport modes
    • E2E and P2P delay
    • VLAN tagging
  • Slave capacity:
    • Up to 256 Unicast @ full packet rate
    • Support for max packet rates for Sync, DelReq, Announce
  • HW timestamping: <1nsec resolution

Other Timing & Sync Features

  • Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE):
    • G.8261, G.8262
    • ESMC (G.8264)
  • GNSS:
    • 32 channels
    • Multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou)
  • ToD/1PPS:
    • Input/output
    • NMEA, G.8271
  • SyncCenter
  • NTP
    • Client
    • Server (future upgrade to HW based server)
  • External Sync:
    • Input/output
    • 1PPS/10MHz
  • Local clock:
    • Built-in Stratum 3/3E clock (model dependent)
    • Optional Rubidium Clock module (pluggable)

Quality of Service

  • Classification based on L1-L4 information
  • Ingress policing per port/queue
  • Hierarchical shaping and scheduling
  • Priority based flow control (802.1Qbb)
  • Scheduling: Strict, DWRR, hybrid
  • 4 drop precedence levels
  • WRED and tail drop for CA
  • P-bit and DSCP remarking
  • Storm control: UC, MC, BC
  • QoS Control Lists

Protection

  • Link aggregation: static or LACP
  • Linear (path) protection: G.8031
  • Ring protection: G.8032v2
  • FRER – Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability (P802.1CB)
  • Spanning tree: STP, RSTP, MSTP
  • Loop protection

OAM & Diagnostics

  • IEEE802.3ah link OAM 
  • IEEE802.1ag CFM (HW assisted)
  • Ping (IPv4/v6)
  • Traceroute (Ipv4/v6)
  • Throughput metering
  • SFP diagnostics (SFF-8472)
  • Traffic mirroring and remote mirroring
  • sFlow

Management

  • Interfaces:
    • CLI: Console, Telnet, SSH
    • SNMP: v1/v2c/v3, extensive MIBs
    • Web: HTTP/HTTPS
    • Management VLAN
    • IPv6 management
  • Authentication:
    • RADIUS, TACACS+
    • Multiple local users
    • User access levels (15)
    • Management ACLs
    • 802.1x (port/MAC based)
  • DHCP client, relay, server, snooping
  • Link discovery: LLDP, LLDP-MED, CDP snooping
  • CPU sub-system:
    • Dual-core, @1GHz, ARM
    • 1GB DDR, 4GB flash memory
  • Operations:
    • Remote System Update (TFTP or Web)
    • Configuration upload/download (TFTP or Web)
    • Text based config files
  • Alarms:
    • SNMP traps
    • Syslog (internal and remote server)
    • CLI events
  • Remote temperature reading & alarm
  • Per port and queue detailed statistics
  • RMON

Power & Environmental

  • Dual, redundant, hot swappable power supplies
  • AC/DC: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz or 125VDC
  • DC: 20-60VDC, ST connector
  • Power consumption:
    • Maximum: <65W; typical: <55W
  • Operating temperature:
    • Standard: 0°C ÷ +50°C (32°F ÷ 122°F)
    • Extended: -40°C ÷ +65°C (-40°F ÷ 149°F)
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ÷ +80°C (-40°F ÷ 176°F)
  • Humidity: 10-90%, non-condensing

Physical

  • Dimensions (HxWxD):
    • 44 x 440 x 305 mm (1.73 x 17.33 x 12.01 inch)
  •  Mounting:
    • Desktop
    • Rack
  • Weight: ~5.5Kg (12.2 lb)
  • Accessories:
    • Power cable
    • RS232 cable (console)
    • USB cable (console)
    • Rack mounting (w/ grounding) kit

Regulatory & Compliance

  • Safety:
    • IEC EN60950-1
  • CE
  • RoHS
  • EMC:
    • FCC CFR 47 part 15, subpart B, Class A
    • EN 300 386 V1.3.3: 05

 

Model

Part#

Description

Falcon-RX/812/G/A 7160 Timing Aware xHaul Switch, 12x10G (SFP+), 8x25G (SFP28) ports, Advanced Timing spec w/ GNSS Rx, 1 removable AC power supply (FPS10012/A)
Falcon-RX/812/G/D 7161 Timing Aware xHaul Switch, 12x10G (SFP+), 8x25G (SFP28) ports, Advanced Timing spec w/ GNSS Rx, 1 removable DC power supply (FPS10012/D)
FPS10012/A 7106 Redundant power supply, AC/DC (100-240VAC/125VDC), 50 to 60Hz, 100W
FPS10012/D 7107 Redundant power supply, DC (20-60V), 100W

 

Notes:

  • - Specifications are subject to change w/o prior notice
  • - GNSS accessories (antenna, cable, etc.) are available – contact for details
  • - For a complete list of available Falcon models, please contact Fibrolan