Dual T1/E1/J1 Framer and Line Interface Combination featuring R³ Technology™


The XRT86VL32 is a two-channel 1.544 Mbit/s or 2.048 Mbit/s DS1/E1/J1 framer and LIU integrated solution featuring R³ Technology™ (Reconfigurable, Relayless Redundancy). The physical interface is optimized with internal impedance, and with the patented pad structure, The XRT86VL32 provides protection form power failures and hot swapping.

The XRT86VL32 contains an integral DS1/E1/J1 framer and LIU which provide DS1/E1/J1 framing and error accumulation in accordance with ANSI/ITU_T specifications. Each framer has its own framing synchronizer and transmit-receive slip buffers. The slip buffers can be independently enabled or disabled as required and can be configured to frame the common DS1/E1/J1 signal formats. It also contains a transmit and overhead data input port for each channel, that permits data line terminal equipment direct access to the out-bound T1/E1/J1 frames. In the receive direction, it has complementary blocks to the transmit path.

The device is compliant with all T1/E1/J1 specifications including ANSI T1/E1.107-1998, ANSI T1/E1. 403-1995, ANSI T1/E1. 231-1993, ANSI T1/E1. 408-1990, AT&T TR 62411 (12-90) TR540616, and ITU G. 703, G. 704, G. 706, and G. 733. Also, AT&T Pub. 43801, and ETS 300 011, 300 233, JT G. 703, JT G. 704, JT G. 706, I. 431.

R³ Technology™ Overview

Exar's breakthrough R³ Technology™ delivers key benefits to customers designing T1/E1/J1 interface cards. The devices are Reconfigurable with integrated termination supporting all common T1/E1/J1 line impedances enabling customers to build one board with a single bill-of-materials. Now, final device configuration can be done just prior to line-card installation. This unique capability prevents customers from having to unnecessarily stockpile an inventory of all configurations to accommodate changing market conditions. Also, the series employs Relayless Redundancy eliminating the need for external relays for 1:1 and 1+1 applications by establishing a back-up channel that can be brought on-line in the event of failure. The first application of this technology was multi-channel long-haul, short-haul (1, 4, and 8-channel) Line Interface Units (LIUs) that are already designed in at key customers in the targeted markets of Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs), access devices, media gateways, routers, and frame relay access devices.


  • Two Independent, Full Duplex DS1 Tx ands Rx Framer/LIUs
  • Interfaces with Leading Microprocessors: Intel, Motorola, MIPS, Power PC
  • Three Integrated HDLC Controllers with Two 96-byte Transmit HDLC Buffers and Two 96-byte Receive Buffers per Channel
  • Pb-Free, RoHS Compliant Versions Offered


  • High-Density T1/E1/J1 Interfaces for Multiplexers, Switches, LAN Routers and Digital Modems
  • SONET/SDH Terminal or Add/Drop Multiplexers (ADMs)
  • T1/E1/J1 Add/Drop Multiplexers (MUX)
  • Channel Service Units (CSUs): T1/E1/J1 and Fractional T1/E1/J1

Design Tools



Pkg Code Details Quantities Dimensions PDF
  • JEDEC Reference: MS-034
  • MSL Pb-Free: L4 @ 245ºC
  • MSL SnPb Eutectic: n/a
  • ThetaJA: 24ºC/W
  • Bulk Pack Style: Tray
  • Quantity per Bulk Pack: 84
  • Quantity per Reel: n/a
  • Quantity per Tube: n/a
  • Quantity per Tray: 84
  • Reel Size (Dia. x Width x Pitch): n/a
  • Tape & Reel Unit Orientation: n/a
  • Dimensions: mm
  • Length: 17
  • Width: 17
  • Thickness: 2.1
  • Lead Pitch: 1.00

Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Pkg Code Min Temp Max Temp Status Buy Now Order Samples
XRT86VL32IB PBGA225 -40 85 OBS Suggested:
XRT86VL32IB-F PBGA225 -40 85 OBS Suggested:
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Part Status Legend
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PRE (Pre-introduction) - the part has not been introduced or the part number is an early version available for sample only.
OBS (Obsolete) - the part is no longer being manufactured and may not be ordered.
NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.

Quality & Environmental Data

Part Number RoHS | Exempt RoHS Halogen Free REACH MSL Rating / Peak Reflow Package
XRT86VL32IB-F N Y Y Y L4 / 245ᵒC PBGA225

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Additional Quality Documentation may be available, please Contact Support.
Distribution Date Description File
05/06/2019 Product Discontinuation Notice
07/12/2017 Product Discontinuation Notice


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