The DS34S132 evaluation kit (EV kit) is an easy-to-use EV kit for evaluating the DS34S132 32-port TDM-over-packet (TDMoP) IC. The EV kit is a stand-alone system with a TDMoP chip, local oscillator, local control processor, memory, external E1/T1 LIUs and framers, power supply, and user interface software included in a 2.5 RU enclosure. The EV kit is controlled over an RS-232 serial link from an external ASCII terminal (typically using terminal emulation software running on a PC) or through a telnet session. The ASCII user interface is menu driven and hierarchical for easy use. The behavior and performance of the TDMoP IC can be evaluated with a single EV kit where the Ethernet signal is looped back to the kit, or with two EV kits configured as separate end points.