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Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router Teardown

01 July 2013
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Summary Points

1U Rack Mount 'Service Aggregation Router'
Provides multiservice adaptation, aggregation and routing for Ethernet and IP/MPLS network.
Supports four 10/100/1000 Base-TX with small form factor pluggable optics (SFP) plus three 10/100/1000 Base-T auto-sensing Ethernet ports
One expansion module slot capable of housing 7705 SAR-M specific modules
PMC WP3TA1C1143FI-B2 Network Processor
Cavium Networks CN5010-500BG564I-CP-G Broadband Communication Processor

Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router Main ImageAlcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router Main Image

Target Market

Mobile backhaul (Service providers) - Primarily


Q2 2011 Date of latest literature found

Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router - Main PCB TopAlcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router - Main PCB Top

Pricing and Availability

No data found

Global assumed

Volume Estimations

5,000 Annual Production Volume
7 Product Lifetime (Years)

For the purposes of this teardown analysis, we have assumed an Annual Production Volume of 5000 units and a Product Lifetime Volume of 7 year(s).

Teardown volume and production assumptions are primarily used for our cost analysis in terms of amortized NRE and tooling costs, especially for custom components specific to the model being analyzed (mechanical components especially). Unless assumed volumes are different by an order of magnitude, minor changes in volume (say 1 million vs. 2) rarely have a large net effect on our final analysis because of this.

Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router - Main PCB BottomAlcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router - Main PCB Bottom

Cost Notes

Total BOM: $752.39
Top Cost Drivers below: $566.10
% of Total BOM 75%

Main Cost Drivers below

Xilinx - XC5VLX50T-1FFG665 - FPGA - Virtex-5, 2,160Kb RAM Blocks, 480 User I/O Pins- (Qty: 1)
ISU Petasys - 18-Layer - FR4- (Qty: 1)
PMC Sierra - WP3TA1C1143FI-B2 - Network Processor - Up to 15Mpps, 2.5MB Internal Memory- (Qty: 1)
Cavium Networks - CN5010-500BG564I-CP-G - Broadband Communication Processor - Single-Core, 500MHz, 128KB L2 Cache, 2xRGMII+1xRGMll/MII(or 1xGMll/MII+1xRGMII/MII) Ethernet, 32bit/66MHz PCI, 32/36bit DDR2-400,533 or 667 Memory I/O- (Qty: 1)
PMC Sierra - PM4358-NGI - Framer/Transceiver - 8-Channel, E1/T1/J1 - (Qty: 2)
Broadcom - BCM5482SHEA2IFBG - Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver - Dual Port, 10/100/1000 Base-T- (Qty: 4)
Delta Electronics - AFB0412SHB - Fan - DC Brushless, 12VDC, 0.35A, w/ Integral 3-Wire Harness & 3-Position Pin Socket Connector- (Qty: 5)
Net Power Corportation - ERS3033N020N25W - DC-DC Converter - 3.3V, 20A, 36V Input, Negative Logic On/Off Control, 90.5% Efficient, Eighth-Brick- (Qty: 1)
Micron Technology - MT47H128M8CF-3 IT - SDRAM - DDR2-667, 1Gb (128M x 8), 1.8V, 333MHz- (Qty: 10)
Smart Modular Technologies - SG9CF256HYA2IBALCC - Compact Flash Memory Card - 256MB, Industrial Grade- (Qty: 1)

Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router Cost AnalysisAlcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router Cost Analysis

Not Included in Analysis

The total materials and manufacturing costs reported in this analysis reflect ONLY the direct materials cost (from component vendors and assorted EMS providers), AND manufacturing with basic test. Not included in this analysis are costs above and beyond the material manufacture of the core device itself - cost of intellectual property, royalties and licensing fees (those not already included into the per component price), software, software loading and test, shipping, logistics marketing and other channel costs including not only EMS provider and the OEM's margin, but that of other resellers. Our cost analysis is meant to focus on those costs incurred in the manufacture of the core device and exceptionally in some circumstances the packaging and literature as well.

We do provide an Excel tab 'Overall Costs' where a user can enter their known pre and post production costs to build a per unit cost reflective of theirs actual expenditures.

Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router - Disassembly View 1Alcatel Lucent 7705 SAR-M Service Aggregation Router - Disassembly View 1

Country of Origin

For the purposes of this analysis, we are assuming the following country(ies) of origin for each level of assembly, based on a combination of 'Made In' markings, and/or assumptions based on our knowledge of such equipment.

Backplane PCB - Mexico
Main PCB - Mexico
Other - Enclosures / Final Assembly - Mexico

Country of origin assumptions relate directly to the associated cost of manufacturing, where calculated by iSuppli. In the cases of 'finished' sub-assemblies (such as combo modules), we do not calculate internal manufacturing costs, but rather assess the market price of the finished product in which case country of origin assumptions may or may not have a direct effect on pricing.

Labor rates are applied directly only to hand inserted components and systems in our bill of materials, and although regional assumptions do, these new rates do not have a direct effect on our modeled calculations of placement costs for automated SMD assembly lines. "Auto inserted components (such as SMT components) placement costs are calculated by an iSuppli algorithm which allocates a cost per component based on the size and pincount of the device. This calculation is affected by country or region of origin as well.

Design Complexity

Component counts by assembly and the number of assembly are indicators of design complexity and efficiency.

Component Qty: 4110 - Main PCB
Component Qty: 65 - Other - Enclosures / Final Assembly
Component Qty: 12 - Backplane PCB
Component Qty: 4187 - Grand Total

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