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Introduction to testing legacy SDH

This course covers the basics of legacy SDH technology and how to test it with EXFO’s FTB/IQS-8115/8120/8130 SONET/SDH analyzers.

1 day On-site
All courses Introduction to testing legacy SDH
All courses Introduction to testing legacy SDH


Part 1

Legacy SDH − An overview

  • PDH networks and their limitations
  • Benefits of synchronization
  • SDH networks
    • Definition
    • Rates and format
    • Network elements
    • Configurations and protection schemes
Part 2

Legacy SDH testing applications using EXFO’s FTB/IQS-8115/8120/813

  • Continuity test
  • BER test
  • Error sectionalization
  • Signal auto-detection
  • Alarm and error processing
  • Round-trip delay
  • Synchronization
  • Protection switching
  • Remote management
  • Scripting


  • Basic comprehension of math and physics
  • Basic knowledge of telecommunications


The first part of this course consists of lectures using PowerPoint presentations and demonstrations, while the second part provides practical training with hands-on testing exercises using EXFO’s FTB/IQS-8115/8120/8130 SONET/SDH analyzers.


Attendees will receive a binder containing copies of presentations and other printed handouts, if applicable. When available, a CD containing the electronic version (PDF format) of the presentation, as well as related application notes, will also be provided.


8:00 PM

Part 1: Theory of E1 technology and ATS-QSIG

Overview of legacy SDH

to 1:00 PM


1:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Part 2: Hands-on session

Legacy SDH testing applications using EXFO’s FTB/IQS-8115/8120/8130

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