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xConnect link naming convention manual

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This document describes the naming conventions used for xConnect LinkEndpoints within the XN specification using xTIMEcomposer 14. The naming convention used for the xCORE-200 device has been simplified within this version of the Tools. The naming convention for the xCORE “L” device has not changed.

A LinkEndpoint element describes one end of an xConnect Link. Each endpoint associates a node identifier to a physical xConnect Link. The table below highlights the correct link name to use for the Link attribute within theLinkEndpoint element.

xConnect link Number

xCORE “L” series link name

xCORE-200 link name

0

XLC

XL0

1

XLD

XL1

2

XLA

XL2

3

XLB

XL3

4

XLG

XL4

5

XLH

XL5

6

XLE

XL6

7

XLF

XL7

8

N/A

XL8

An xCORE “L” series link name cannot be used within an xCORE-200 XN specification.

An xCORE-200 link name cannot be used within an xCORE “L” series XN specification.

xCORE “L” series example

The following example demonstrates how Node 0 Link number 4 is connected to Node 1 Link number 7 in an xCORE “L” series XN specification.

<Links>
  <Link Encoding="5wire" Delays="0,1">
    <LinkEndpoint NodeId="0" Link="XLG"/>
    <LinkEndpoint NodeId="1" Link="XLF"/>
  </Link>
</Links>

xCORE-200 series example

The following example demonstrates how Node 0 Link number 4 is connected to Node 1 Link number 7 in an xCORE-200 series XN specification.

<Links>
  <Link Encoding="5wire" Delays="4,4">
    <LinkEndpoint NodeId="0" Link="XL4"/>
    <LinkEndpoint NodeId="1" Link="XL7"/>
  </Link>
</Links>