Vector Sets Up for Remote PHY Testing

Oct. 17, 2017
At the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Vector Technologies  is introducing its CCAP Core Simulator (CCS) for testing remote PHY devices ...

At the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Vector Technologies is introducing its CCAP Core Simulator (CCS) for testing remote PHY devices (RPDs). The software-based platform is intended to let MSOs validate the interoperability of any CCAP core, RPD and cable modem as they move toward distributed access architecture (DAA).

Over the last few months Vector Technologies has participated in the OpenRPD initiative and remote PHY interoperability events at CableLabs.

"Working closely with multiple vendors in the laboratory environment and gathering their feedback is essential for future remote PHY development," said Maciej Muzalewski, CTO of Vector Technologies. "At this stage, the CCS will facilitate and improve the validation of RPD compliancy with the standards. In the next few years MSOs will be deploying hundreds of CCAP cores and thousands of RPDs in their network. Therefore, the interoperability between multiple vendors should be one of the main objectives in the long term."

The CCS platform is designed to emulate the CCAP core with all logical functions required for appropriate RPD operation, and to comply with the MHAv2 set of specifications. The software-based solution is also designed to be upgradable to Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 and any changes implemented in the MHAv2 set of specifications.