In today’s world of modular networking and telecommunications design, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep alignment with the many different and often changing interfaces, both inter-board and intra-board. Each manufacturer has their own spin on the way in which devices are connected. To satisfy the needs of our customers, we must be able to support all their interface requirements. For us to be able to make products for many customers, we must
adopt a modular approach to the design. This modularity is the one issue that drives the major problem of shifting our bits from one modular interface to another.
Everyone strives to find a complete, all-encompassing solution set that can be used to build any customer requirement. However, this leads to diversity, not in the blocks which are needed, but in the different ways to implement each block.