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Product Line: Cisco 7600 Series
Product Type: Line Card
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Product Description

The 7600-ES20-10G3C Cisco module features two 10GE XFP ports, capable of speeds ≥ 10 Gbps, and includes a DFC 3C Distributed Forwarding Card to enhance routing efficiency. It supports XFP modules such as XFP-10GLR-OC192SR, XFP-10GER-OC192IR, and XFP-10GZR-OC192LR, with a maximum power consumption of 494 W and operates efficiently across Cisco 7600 series routers, excluding the Cisco 7603 model. This module offers a Layer 3/Layer 4 forwarding rate of 40+ Mpps, a Layer 2 forwarding rate of 125 Mpps, and is compatible with Supervisor Engine 720 or RSP720, ensuring high performance and reliability for advanced network infrastructures.

FAQs for the 7600-ES20-10G3C

  • Q: What is the number of ports available on the networking hardware?
    A: The hardware comes with 2 ports.
  • Q: Which port type is supported by this device?
    A: It supports 10GE XFP port types.
  • Q: What is the data transfer speed capability?
    A: The device is capable of speeds more than or equal to 10 Gbps.
  • Q: Does it include a Distributed Forwarding Card?
    A: Yes, it comes with a DFC 3C Distributed Forwarding Card.
  • Q: What modules are supported?
    A: Supported modules include XFP-10GLR-OC192SR, XFP-10GER-OC192IR, and XFP-10GZR-OC192LR.
  • Q: How much power does the hardware consume?
    A: Maximum power consumption is 494 W.
  • Q: What is the minimum Cisco IOS Software Release required?
    A: It requires at least Cisco IOS Release 12.2SRB.
  • Q: Which Cisco 7600 series routers is this hardware compatible with?
    A: It is supported on all Cisco 7600 series routers except the Cisco 7603 router.
  • Q: What is the maximum round-trip buffer time?
    A: The round-trip buffer time is up to 200 ms.
  • Q: How many queues per port does this device support?
    A: It supports 8,000 queues per port.

Product Review

The Cisco 7600-ES20-10G3C module offers high-speed connectivity with two 10GE XFP ports, ensuring efficient data transfer rates of at least 10 Gbps and supporting a range of XFP modules for flexible network configurations. Its inclusion of the DFC 3C Distributed Forwarding Card enhances packet processing capabilities, achieving a forwarding rate of over 40 Mpps for Layer 3/Layer 4 traffic and 125 Mpps for Layer 2, making it suitable for high-demand environments. However, the module's maximum power consumption of 494 W and operational limitations, excluding compatibility with the Cisco 7603 router, may restrict its deployment in certain scenarios or require additional power considerations.


The Cisco 7600-ES20-10G3C is a high-performance line card designed for use in the Cisco 7600 series routers, delivering efficient and reliable network connectivity with two ports for 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP connections. This hardware is engineered to support high-speed data transmission, providing a speed of 10 Gbps or more, ensuring rapid data flow across the network. The inclusion of the DFC 3C Distributed Forwarding Card enhances the processing capabilities of the device, allowing for advanced data routing and switching functionalities. This line card is compatible with a range of XFP modules including the XFP-10GLR-OC192SR, XFP-10GER-OC192IR, and XFP-10GZR-OC192LR, allowing for flexible connectivity options based on network requirements. With a maximum power consumption of 494 W, it balances high performance with energy efficiency. The device operates on Cisco IOS Release 12.2SRB or later, ensuring compatibility with modern networking protocols and features. Designed to work with all Cisco 7600 series routers, except the Cisco 7603 model, this line card is an ideal choice for networks requiring high bandwidth and low latency. Its ability to support a round-trip buffer time of up to 200 ms and an aggregate bandwidth of 10 Gbps ensures that it can handle heavy data loads with ease. Furthermore, the card features 8,000 queues per port, totaling 16,000 queues, which facilitates efficient data traffic management. The hardware specifications include a PXF processor and 128 MB of DRAM with reduced latency, contributing to its high Layer 3/Layer 4 forwarding rate of 40+ Mpps and a Layer 2 forwarding rate of 125 Mpps. It supports Supervisor Engine 720 or RSP720, enhancing its performance and reliability. The card also boasts up to 512 MB of packet memory and connectivity to the switch fabric through two 20 Gbps fabric channels.
  • Online Insertion and Removal (OIR) support for easy maintenance and upgrades.
  • License options: 76-ES20-BASIC-LIC for basic IPv6 support and 76-ES20-ADVIP-LIC for advanced IP features.
  • Operational in environments with temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and relative humidity of 10% to 90% (non-condensing).
The device ensures operational consistency in a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating altitude from -60 to 2000 meters, making it suitable for deployment in various geographical locations. The Cisco 7600-ES20-10G3C is designed with future-proofing in mind, offering online insertion and removal (OIR) support that enables seamless upgrades and maintenance without disrupting network operations. This feature, coupled with its two license options for basic and advanced IP functionalities, makes it a versatile choice for organizations looking to bolster their network infrastructure with a reliable, high-capacity line card.


Product CodeCisco 7600-ES20-10G3C
Total Ports2
Interface Type10GE XFP
Transmission Speed≥ 10 Gbps
Included ComponentDFC 3C - Distributed Forwarding Card
Compatible ModulesXFP-10GLR-OC192SR, XFP-10GER-OC192IR, XFP-10GZR-OC192LR
Peak Power Draw494 W
Minimum Software VersionCisco IOS 12.2SRB
CompatibilityAll Cisco 7600 Series Except the Cisco 7603
Maximum Buffer Delay≤ 200 ms
Bandwidth Capacity10 Gbps
Port Queues8,000 per port
Total Queues16,000
Memory128 MB, Low Latency DRAM
Routing & Switching Rate for L3/L4Over 40 Mpps
Layer 2 Switching Speed125 Mpps
Required Supervisor Engine720 or RSP720
Memory for PacketsUp to 512 MB
Fabric Channel LinksDual 20 Gbps
Serviceable In OperationYes
Available Licenses76-ES20-BASIC-LIC, 76-ES20-ADVIP-LIC
Operational Heat Range0 °C to 40 °C
Humidity Tolerance10% to 90%, Non-condensing
Usable Altitude-60 to 2000 meters

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