The US16X8 module is designed to deliver eight channels per port for a total of 128 channels per module. With the possibility of 10 primary US16X8 modules and one protection module in an I-CCAP platform, a total of 1,280 upstream channels can be supported. The card is also designed to be software upgraded to support DOCSIS 3.1.
Casa Systems has launched a DOCSIS 3.1 upstream module for its C100G and C10G Integrated Converged Cable Access Platform(s) (I-CCAP). The new module is intended to enable cable operators to support upstream spectrum from 5 MHz up to 100 MHz and to have four times the processing power of its predecessor.