VSC7460 Jaguar-1™ is a Carrier Ethernet (CE) switch that contains 24 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports and four 10G XAUI Ethernet ports. Optionally, two XAUI ports can support up to eight 2.5G Ethernet ports. VSC7460 is based on Virtualized Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA™>), a silicon implementation that offers an unmatched level of Service Edge and CE Networking features. ViSAA achieves wirespeed performance for even the most feature-rich Carrier Ethernet services.VSC7460 uses VeriTime™ IEEE 1588, Microsemi’s patent-pending timing technology that delivers the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588 network timing and synchronization implementation. Advanced TCAM-based QoS processing using Versatile Content Aware Processing (VCAP-II) enables the delivery of differentiated services with per-service SLA guarantees. Comprehensive service and transport support are provided for networks based on Provider Bridge, Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB), Provider Backbone Bridge with Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS-TP) protocols. A powerful embedded MIPS processor, tightly integrated with CE switch functions, enables the implementation of Ethernet OAM, VeriTime IEEE 1588 network timing and synchronization capability, and switch management using a single device, eliminating the need for an external processor in many cases. A comprehensive application programming interface (API) and software package are provided for switch applications. The software package integrates easily with third-party software, preserving existing software investments while adding new, enhanced carrier functionality.