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Product Line: Cisco ASR 903 Series
Product Type: Router and Switching Processor and Controller
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Product Description

The A900-RSP3C-400-S Cisco features 8 GB DRAM and 2 GB flash memory, designed for high-capacity networking with a maximum interface throughput of 480 Gbps and supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 performance at 600 Mpps. It is compatible with a variety of Ethernet and TDM/ATM interface modules, including A900-IMA1C and A900-IMA48D-C, and supports a configurable MTU up to 9216 bytes. With advanced networking capabilities, it offers 200,000 MAC addresses, 8,000 bridge domains, and 24,000 ingress policers, ensuring extensive service scale and reliable performance under an operating temperature of 40 °C.

FAQs for the A900-RSP3C-400-S

  • What is the power consumption of the device?
    Power consumption is 440 W.
  • How much RSP memory does the device have?
    The device is equipped with 8 GB of DRAM RSP memory.
  • Can you list the Ethernet Interface Modules compatible with this hardware?
    Compatible Ethernet Interface Modules include A900-IMA1C, A900-IMA2F, A900-IMA8Z, A900-IMA2Z, A900-IMA1X, A900-IMA8S, A900-IMA8S1Z, A900-IMA8T, A900-IMA8T1Z, and A900-IMA1Z8S-CXMS.
  • What type of storage memory is used in the device?
    The device uses 2 GB of flash memory for storage.
  • What is the service scale of this networking hardware?
    The service scale is categorized as large.
  • Detail the TDM and ATM Interface Module Compatibility.
    Compatible modules are A900-IMA1Z8S-CX, A900-IMA48D-C, A900-IMA48T-C, A900-IMA3G-IMSG, and A900-IMA1Z8S-CXMS.
  • What is the maximum configurable MTU?
    The maximum configurable MTU is up to 9216 bytes.
  • What is the maximum interface throughput?
    Maximum interface throughput is 480 Gbps.
  • How does the device perform with IPv4 and IPv6 traffic?
    Both IPv4 and IPv6 performance are rated at 600 Mpps.
  • What types of management and timing ports are available?
    Management ports include an RJ45 connector port and a Type A receptacle connector port. Timing ports feature an RJ-48 connector port and a mini-coax connector port.

Product Review

The Cisco A900-RSP3C-400-S offers a high maximum interface throughput of 480 Gbps and supports both IPv4 and IPv6 performance at 600 Mpps, making it suitable for environments requiring high-speed data processing. However, its power consumption of 440 W may be considered high for some deployments, impacting operational costs. Additionally, with DRAM of 8 GB and flash memory of 2 GB, it ensures efficient handling of large service scales but may require careful capacity planning for future expansions.


The Cisco A900-RSP3C-400-S is a key component in networking, designed to meet the demands of large service scales with its comprehensive hardware specifications. This product is engineered to deliver high-performance networking solutions, ensuring efficient operation and management of network resources. At the heart of the Cisco A900-RSP3C-400-S is its Route Switch Processor (RSP) which utilizes DRAM memory. The device is equipped with 8 GB of RSP memory and 2 GB of storage flash memory, providing ample space for operating systems and network applications. This combination of memory specifications facilitates smooth and reliable processing capabilities essential for managing complex networks. One of the notable features of this product is its power consumption, rated at 440 W. This indicates the device's efficiency in energy use while maintaining high performance. The system supports a configurable Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of up to 9216 bytes, allowing for flexibility in handling large packets over Gigabit Ethernet, 10, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet networks. This feature is crucial for optimizing network performance and reducing fragmentation. The Cisco A900-RSP3C-400-S boasts an impressive maximum interface throughput of 480 Gbps, coupled with IPv4 and IPv6 performance rates of 600 Mpps. Such capabilities ensure the device can handle high volumes of data traffic, making it suitable for large-scale networks. Management of the device is facilitated through RJ45 connector ports and a Type A receptacle connector port, with timing synchronization achieved via RJ-48 connector ports and mini-coax connector ports.
  • Ethernet Interface Module Compatibility: Supports a wide range of modules including A900-IMA1C, A900-IMA2F, and several others, ensuring versatility in network configurations.
  • TDM and ATM Interface Module Compatibility: Compatible with modules like A900-IMA48D-C and A900-IMA3G-IMSG, enabling integration with various network types.
  • Operating Temperature: Designed to operate efficiently at 40 °C, ensuring reliability under different environmental conditions.
The device's resilience is highlighted by its Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 230,000 hours, indicating a reliable and long-lasting performance. Network scalability and management are further enhanced by support for up to 200,000 MAC addresses, 8,000 bridge domains, and 5,000 Ethernet flow points. For network security and efficiency, the Cisco A900-RSP3C-400-S supports 4,000 multicast routes, 1,000 MPLS VPNs, and provides for 48,000 queues for effective traffic management. Additionally, it facilitates 1,000 class maps and 24,000 ingress policers, enabling precise control over traffic flow and policy enforcement. In conclusion, the Cisco A900-RSP3C-400-S is engineered to address the needs of large-scale networks, offering comprehensive features for enhanced performance, reliability, and network management. Its compatibility with a wide range of interface modules, coupled with its high throughput and processing capabilities, makes it an ideal solution for complex networking environments.


Item NumberCisco A900-RSP3C-400-S
Energy Usage440 Watts
Processor Memory TechnologyDynamic RAM
Processor Memory Capacity8 Gigabytes
Internal Storage TypeFlash Storage
Internal Storage Capacity2 Gigabytes
Capability LevelHigh
Compatible Ethernet ModulesA900-IMA1C, A900-IMA2F, A900-IMA8Z, A900-IMA2Z, A900-IMA1X, A900-IMA8S, A900-IMA8S1Z, A900-IMA8T, A900-IMA8T1Z, A900-IMA1Z8S-CXMS
Compatible TDM and ATM ModulesA900-IMA1Z8S-CX, A900-IMA48D-C, A900-IMA48T-C, A900-IMA3G-IMSG, A900-IMA1Z8S-CXMS
Configurable Maximum MTUUp to 9216 Bytes for Ethernet Bridging on 1, 10, and 100 GbE
Peak Interface Speed480 Gigabits per second
IPv4 Throughput600 Million Packets per second
IPv6 Throughput600 Million Packets per second
Administrative PortsRJ45 Port, USB Type A Port
Clock PortsRJ-48 Port, Mini-Coaxial Port
Operational Heat Limit40 Degrees Celsius
Mean Time Between Failures230,000 Hours
Addressable MAC Entities200,000
Virtual LAN Domains8,000
Ethernet Paths5,000
Multi-Path Routes4,000
Supported VPNs in MPLS1,000
Queue Resources48,000
Policy Maps1,000
Rate Limiters24,000

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