DCAM-2 provides a total of 16 physical ports per slot, delivering a 2x improvement in DS-SG as compared to the Gen 1 DCAM. For each of these 16 physical ports, DCAM-2 supports a downstream RF band up to 1.2 GHz. In addition, DCAM-2 is capable of supporting multiple 192 MHz OFDM channels per port. With these capabilities, DCAM-2 enables more service groups per chassis with more throughput in each service group. Operators receive significant benefits in terms of operational simplicity, cost savings, and competitive advantages by deploying DCAM-2. Use of DCAM-2 requires the RSM-2. DCAM-2 is not compatible with the Gen 1 RSM.