Data Sheet
Cisco G.SHDSL High Speed WAN interface Card with IEEE 802.3ah
EFM Support for Cisco Integrated Services Routers
®
Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) offer a
wide variety of WAN connectivity modules to accommodate the range of application needs in customer
networks. The Cisco single port 4-pair G.SHDSL High Speed WAN Interface Card (HWIC-4SHDSL-E)
offers G.SHDSL-based WAN connectivity using the 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)-compliant
extended rate symmetric high-bit-rate DSL (SHDSL) EFM (2BASE-TL) technology for modular routers
deployed in small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices.
Overview
The Cisco 4-pair G.SHDSL High Speed WAN Interface Card is designed to deliver high-speed Ethernet services
over SHDSL access. HIWC-4SHDSL-E allows bonding to achieve higher data rates as defined by IEEE 802.3ah,
and it is typically used in scenarios where individual links are aggregated using the 802.3ah loop aggregation. This
card is supported in all Cisco ISR (except the Cisco 3825 and 2811) and ISR G2 routers that have HWIC slots.
The HWIC-4SHDSL-E comply with 2BASE-TL, which is based on the IEEE 802.3ah EFM standard. The 2BASE-TL
standard uses the technology standard based on ITU recommendation G.991.2 bis.
The HWIC-4SHDSL-E cost-effectively allows service providers and enterprise customers to deliver Ethernet services
to sites with no access to fiber by using bonded copper pairs with symmetrical bandwidth at rates up to 4 x 5.696
Mbps.
The HWIC-4SHDSL-E together with Cisco ISRs provides businesses the necessary bandwidth for critical traffic such
as voice and video conferencing, and enables customers to save money by integrating voice and data traffic on the
same WAN link. Service providers can increase subscriber revenue by bundling services and offering differentiated
service levels through service-level agreements (SLAs).
This Interface Card enables point-to-point Ethernet connectivity, which uses existing infrastructure of copper wires
spanning a typical carrier service area (CSA) of 9,000 to 12,000 feet from a central office to the customer premises.
The symmetric DSL, G.SHDSL has been an accepted worldwide technology standard based on ITU
recommendation G.991.2. The 4-pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC is designed to transport rate-adaptive symmetrical data
across a single copper pair and EFM bonding with Annexes F and G up to 4 x 5.696 Mbps. These rates cover
applications traditionally served by HDSL, single-line DSL (SDSL), T1, E1, and services beyond E1. Refer to Table 2
for the data rates supported by the 4-pair interface card (HWIC-4SHDSL-E) under different configurations.
Figure 1 shows the Cisco 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC.
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Figure 1.
Cisco 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC (HWIC-4SHDSL-E)
Feature Summary
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Complies with standard based on ITU Recommendation G.991.2
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Supports G.SHDSL Annexes A (U.S. signaling) and B (European signaling)
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Supports Annexes F and G
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Offers symmetrical WAN speeds up to 1 x 2304 kbps over a single copper pair, up to 2 x 2304 kbps over two
copper pairs, up to 3 x 2304 kbps over three copper pairs, and up to 4 x 2304 kbps over four copper pairs
using ITU-T G.991.2 Annexes A and B
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Offers symmetrical WAN speeds up to 1 x 5696 kbps over a single copper pair, up to 2 x 5696 kbps over two
copper pairs, up to 3 x 5696 kbps over three copper pairs, and up to 4 x 56964 kbps over four copper pairs
using ITU-T G.991.2 Annexes F and G
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Supports EFM bonding; supports up to four SHDSL pairs bonding
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Supports dying gasp
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Supports point-to-point configuration
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Supports 802.1Q, QinQ, trunk, and VLAN tagging
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Support IP quality-of-service (QoS) features, 802.1P, and differentiated services code point (DSCP)
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Supports EFM (IEEE 802.3ah) operation, administration, and maintenance (OA&M)
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Offers ability to configure multiple G.SHDSL EFM HWICs per Cisco 1841,1861, 2800, 3800, 1921, 1941,
2900, and 3900 (except, Cisco 3825 and 2811) router chassis
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Provides single RJ-45 connector system requirements
System Requirements
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The 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWICs are supported on all modular Cisco ISR and ISR G2s routers: the Cisco
1841, 1861, 2801, 2821, 2851, 3845, 1921, 1941, 2901,2911,2921,2951,3925,3945 .
®
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The 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWICs are supported in all Cisco IOS Software feature sets.
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The routers listed previously need to run Cisco IOS Software Release 15.1(1)T. The system requires no
additional flash or DRAM memory other than the specified minimum memory for the previously mentioned
Cisco IOS Software releases.
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The 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC can be inserted into any HWIC slot in any Cisco integrated services router.
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Cisco Integrated Services Router with G.SHDSL EFM HWIC Applications
Business-Class DSL with Backup WAN
The Cisco ISR and ISR G2 routers with the 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC provide a business-class DSL solution for
WAN access along with the option of a backup WAN interface (asymmetric DSL [ADSL] and ADSL2+, VDSL2, ISDN
Basic Rate Interface [BRI], T1/E1, analog modem, cable modem, etc.) for mission-critical applications. The bonding
feature offered on the G.SHDSL EFM HWIC allows service providers to bond two or more pairs of G.SHDSL links to
offer differentiated bandwidth based on SLAs.
Business-Class Security
The Cisco 1841,1861, 2800, 3800, 1921, 1941, 2900, and 3900 ISR G2 routers with the G.SHDSL EFM HWICs can
be optimized for Internet security with the Cisco IOS Firewall supporting stateful-inspection-firewall and intrusionprevention-system features. These platforms can also be optimized for VPNs to allow for secure use of the Internet
for communications with the same policies and levels of security and performance as a private network. VPNs
provide security through encryption tunneling, and the Cisco routers support hardware-based Triple Data Encryption
Standard (3DES) IP Security (IPsec), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Secure Sockets Layer VPN (SSL
VPN). Encryption features can be enabled on the routers with the Advanced Security or any later feature set of the
Cisco IOS Software.
Differentiated Service Offerings Through IP
Using Cisco QoS features, including Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Low-Latency Queuing (LLQ),
Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), etc., the Cisco 1841,1861, 2800, 3800, 1921,1941, 2900, and 3900
Integrated Services Routers with HWIC-4SHDSL-E help service providers and resellers offer services that can
differentiate bandwidth based on a specific application or a specific user.
Converged Platform for Small to Medium-Sized Business and Enterprise Branch-Office
Applications
The Cisco 1841, 1861, 2800, 3800, 1921,1941,2900, and 3900 Integrated Services Router platforms with the
G.SHDSL EFM HWICs offer customers a choice of converged platforms that offer best-of-class data, security, WAN
access, and voice services in a single system. The Cisco 2800, 3800, 2900, and 3900 Series routers embed voice
functions directly inside the router, enabling customers to deploy voice services by installing Cisco High-Density
Packet/Voice Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Modules (PVDM3) and Cisco Integrated Services Modules (ISM) for IP
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telephony conferencing, voice gateways, and Cisco Unity Express voicemail and Automated Attendant. For call
processing, customers can enable the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express solution as part of Cisco
IOS Software and reconfigure the same software to support Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) for
centralized call processing with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Such an integrated solution rapidly enables
service deployment, increases efficiency of network operations, and provides opportunities to protect, grow, and
optimize the business.
G.SHDSL EFM Feature
Table 1 lists the features of the G.SHDSL EFM HWIC.
Table 1.
G.SHDSL EFM HWIC Features
Features
Parameters
Annexes A and B
Yes
Annexes F and G
Yes
Support for 2-wire mode
Yes
EFM bonding
Yes
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Features
Parameters
Connecter
RJ-45
Dying gasp
Yes
Wetting current
Yes
Line coding
16- and 32-TCPAM (Trellis Coded Pulse Amplitude Modulation)
Rate adaption
Yes
Termination
Central office (CO) and CPE
Data rate
192-5696 kbps per pair
G.SHDSL chipset
Connexant
Data Rates Supported with 4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC
Table 2 gives data rates for the 4-pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC.
Table 2.
Note:
IEEE 802.3ah Loop Aggregation EFM Bonding
Actual data rates depend upon factors such as loop length, line conditions, DSL Access Multiplexer
(DSLAM) line card and chipset, and data rates provisioned by the service provider.
Configuration Mode
HWIC-4SHDSL-E
2-wire (1 pair) Annexes A and B
From 192 to 2304 kbps
4-wire (2 pair EFM bonding) Annexes A and B
From 2 x 192 to 2 x 2304 kbps
6-wire (3 pair EFM bonding) Annexes A and B
From 3 x 192 to 3 x 2304 kbps
8-wire (4-pair EFM bonding) Annexes A and B
From 4 x 192 to 4 x 2304 kbps
2-wire (1 pair) Annexes F and G
From 768 to 5696 kbps
4-wire (2 pair EFM bonding) Annexes F and G
From 2 x 768 to 2 x 5696 kbps
6-wire (3 pair EFM bonding) Annexes F and G
From 3 x 768 to 3 x 5696 kbps
8-wire (4 pair EFM bonding) Annexes F and G
From 4 x 768 to 4 x 5696 kbps
Data Rates Supported with TCPAM Configuration Option
Table 3 gives data rates for the G.SHDSL EFM HWIC with the TCPAM configuration option.
Table 3.
Note:
Supported Data Rates with TCPAM Configuration Option
Actual data rates depend upon factors such as loop length, line conditions, DSLAM line card and chipset,
and data rates provisioned by the service provider.
Annex
TCPAM
Data Rate Range per Pair
A or B
16
192 to 2304 kbps
F or G
16
2304 to 3840 kbps
32
768 to 5696 kbps
Auto
768 to 5696 kbps
16
192 to 3840 kbps
32
768 to 5696 kbps
Auto
192 to 5696 kbps
A-F or B-G or A-B-F-G
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Interoperability
The G.SHDSL EFM HWIC is based on the Connexant chipset, and it operates when connected to a DSLAM. Table 4
lists the DSLAMs that have been tested and are supported for interoperability. This table will be updated as more
DSLAMs, line cards, and firmware versions are tested and supported in the future.
Table 4.
DSLAM Interoperability
DSLAM
Line Card
Firmware
Chip Set
HWIC-4SHDSL-E
Huawei 5603
SHEB
1.4.13
Infineon
G100
Alcatel ISAM 7302
NSLT-A
1.3.5 (Feature Group 3.4)
Infineon
G100
Hatteras HN4000e
HN4000e
6.2.1
Infineon
G100
Platform Support
Table 5 gives platform support details for the G.SHDSL EFM HWICs.
Table 5.
Platform Support Details
HWIC-4SHDSL-E
Platforms supported
Cisco 1841,1861, 2801, 2821, 2851, 3845,1921,
1941, 2901, 2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, and 3945
Onboard HWIC slots on all platforms
Yes
Maximum G.SHDSL HWICs per Platform
Table 6 gives the maximum number of G.SHDSL HWICs per platform.
Table 6.
Maximum Number of G.SHDSL HWICs per Platform
Platform
Maximum Number of G.SHDSL HWICs per Platform
Cisco 1861
1
Cisco 1841, 2801, 1921, 1941, and 2901
2
Cisco 2821 through 2851 and Cisco 3845
4
Cisco 2911 through 2851 and Cisco 3925 and 3945
4
Software Requirements
The minimum Cisco IOS Software Release required for the G.SHDSL EFM HWIC (HWIC-4SHDSL-E) on the Cisco
1841, 1861, 2800, 3800, 1921,1941, 2900, and 3900 Integrated Services Routers is listed in Table 7. The
recommended T-train Cisco IOS Software Release is 15.1(1)T. The 4-pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC is supported in all
Cisco IOS Software feature sets.
Table 7.
Minimum Cisco IOS Software Release
Platform
Minimum Cisco IOS Software
Release
Recommended Cisco IOS
Software Release
Cisco IOS Software Feature Set
Cisco 1841, 1861, 2801, 2821,
2851, 3845, 1941, 1921,2901,
2921, 2951, 3925, and 3945
15.1(1)T .
15.1(1)T
IP Base and later
Product Number and Ordering Information
Table 8 gives product ordering information.
Table 8.
Ordering Information
Product Number
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Product Number
Description
HWIC-4SHDSL-E, HWIC-4SHDSL-E=
One port, 4-pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC
4-Pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC Hardware Specifications
Table 9 gives product hardware specifications.
Table 9.
Hardware Specifications
HWIC-4SHDSL-E
G.SHDSL EFM chipset
Ikanos
Dimensions (H x W x D)
(17.8 x 7.11 x 10.28cm)
Firmware version
G100
Weight
0.22 lb
LEDs
● One EN/LP (HWIC OK) LED; four link-status LEDs (one LED per
physical link pair)
● Link-status LED color coding:
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Green on: Link on/active
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Off: Link disabled
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Amber: Link alarm
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Blinking green: Link training
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Amber and green blinking simultaneously: Loopback mode
Note: EN/LP will also be amber
Ports
Single RJ-45 connector
Cabling
RJ-45 to dual RJ-11 breakout line cord
Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) compliance
No
Safety, EMC, Telecom, Network Homologation, Power, Environmental Requirements, and
Regulatory Approvals
When installed in a Cisco 1841,1861, 2800, or 3800,1921,1941,2900,3900 router, the 4-pair G.SHDSL EFM HWIC
(HWIC-4SHDSL-E does not change the standards (safety, EMC, telecom, network homologation, power,
environmental requirements, and regulatory approvals) of the router itself. Refer to the Cisco 1841, 1861, 2800,
3800, 1921,1941, 2900, and 3900 data sheets for additional information about mechanical, environmental, and
agency certifications.
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For Cisco 1800 Series (modular):
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016a59b.html.
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For Cisco 2800 Series:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5854/ps5882/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016fa68_p
s5854_Products_Data_Sheet.html.
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For Cisco 3800 Series:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5855/product_data_sheet0900aecd8016a8e8.html.
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For Cisco 1900 Series:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps10538/data_sheet_c78_556319.html.
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For Cisco 2900 Series:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps10537/data_sheet_c78_553896.html.
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For Cisco 3900 Series:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps10536/data_sheet_c78_553924.html.
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Country Support
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This worldwide-accepted technology is based on ITU Recommendation 991.2.
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Refer to the following URL or contact your local Cisco representative for country-specific approval status:
http://tools.cisco.com/cse/prdapp/jsp/externalsearch.do?action=externalsearch&page=EXTERNAL_SEARCH.
Printed in USA
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