Optical signal performance counters detected by an MCA board

An MCA board can detect the following performance counters and report them to the system control board (the following information can be displayed on the U2000):
Single-wavelength optical power
Center wavelength
Number of wavelengths on an optical path
Using the OD wavelength monitoring and management license and the OD function, the MCA board can be used to detect the OSNR of signals whose rates are 10 Gbit/s, 40 Gbit/s, 100 Gbit/s, and 200 Gbit/s.
When no OD wavelength monitoring and management license is configured and all the rates of the wavelength signals are less than or equal to 10 Gbit/s, OSNR detection is supported. If the system has signals whose rates are greater than 10 Gbit/s, there are the following restrictions:
OSNR monitoring is not supported if adjacent channels have 50 GHz channel spacing.
OSNR detection is supported only for signals whose rates are less than or equal to 10 Gbit/s if the channel spacing is 100 GHz.

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