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Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Line Card
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Product Description

The A9K-40GE-B module offers 40 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, requiring SFPs, and is designed for compatibility with Cisco ASR 9904, ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922 Routers. It features a 4GB DRAM memory, operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C, and supports a power range of 310 W to 565 W. Meeting numerous safety and EMC standards, including UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and FCC Class A, the module ensures reliable performance across different environmental conditions.

FAQs for the A9K-40GE-B

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    There are 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports available.
  • Can the part be used with Cisco ASR 9904 routers?
    Yes, it is compatible with Cisco ASR 9904, ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922 Routers.
  • What type of SFPs are required for connectivity?
    Yes, SFPs are required for connectivity.
  • What are the dimensions of the part?
    The size is 14 x 1.72 x 20.5 inches.
  • How much power does the device consume?
    The power consumption ranges from 310 W to 565 W.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature range is from 5 °C to 40 °C.
  • Are there any specific safety standards this device meets?
    It meets UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950 safety standards.
  • What memory capacity is available?
    It comes with 4GB DRAM.
  • What are the EMC standards followed by this device?
    It adheres to EMC standards including FCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, and several others.
  • Does it meet any Network Equipment Building Standards?
    Yes, it meets SR-3580, GR-1089-CORE, GR-63-CORE, and VZ.TPR.9205 standards among others.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-40GE-B module provides 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, catering to high-density networking requirements and ensuring compatibility with a wide range of Cisco ASR routers including the ASR 9904, 9006, 9010, 9912, and 9922 models. However, its power consumption ranges from 310W to 565W, which might be a concern for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, it requires SFPs for each port, adding to the overall cost and complexity of the network setup.


The Cisco A9K-40GE-B module is designed to enhance the capabilities of high-demand networks, delivering high-density and high-speed connectivity. This product fits perfectly into a range of Cisco ASR routers including the ASR 9904, ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, and ASR 9922, providing a versatile solution for expanding network infrastructure. With 40 ports of 1 Gigabit Ethernet, this module meets the needs of growing networks requiring increased bandwidth and connection points. Each port on the A9K-40GE-B requires SFPs (Small Form-factor Pluggable transceivers) to operate, which allows for flexibility in network design and connectivity. The module's dimensions are 14 inches in height, 1.72 inches in width, and 20.5 inches in depth, with a weight range between 14 and 19 pounds, making it a compact yet powerful addition to any compatible router chassis. Power consumption is an important consideration for network hardware, and the A9K-40GE-B operates within a range of 310 W to 565 W. This makes it an efficient choice for networks looking to optimize power usage without sacrificing performance. The module is engineered to operate effectively in a wide range of environmental conditions, with operating temperatures from 5 °C to 40 °C, and relative humidity levels from 10% to 85%. For storage, it can withstand temperatures from -40 °C to 75 °C and relative humidity from 5% to 95%, ensuring durability and reliability.
  • Memory capacity is set at 4GB DRAM, supporting the processing needs of the module.
  • It adheres to a wide range of safety and immunity standards, including UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 for safety and various IEC/EN-61000 standards for immunity, ensuring its reliability and safety in diverse environments.
  • The module complies with Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) and EMC standards, including FCC Class A and others, highlighting its quality and compatibility with strict regulatory requirements.
Operating altitude is another important aspect of its specifications, with the module capable of functioning optimally from -60m to 4000m. This ensures that it can be deployed in a wide range of geographical locations without impacting its performance. In terms of compliance, the A9K-40GE-B meets several critical standards ensuring its safety, reliability, and environmental compatibility. It adheres to safety standards such as UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and laser safety standards IEC/EN 60825, among others. For immunity, it complies with a comprehensive list of IEC/EN-61000-4 standards, ensuring its resilience against various environmental and electrical disturbances. The module also meets NEBS criteria for physical protection and EMC, along with specific EMC standards like FCC Class A, ensuring its performance is not compromised by electromagnetic interference. In summary, the Cisco A9K-40GE-B is a powerful, efficient, and versatile networking module that fits seamlessly into a range of Cisco ASR routers. Its specifications are designed to meet the demands of modern, high-speed networks, ensuring reliability, safety, and compliance with international standards.


Item Number and MakerCisco A9K-40GE-B
Total Ports40
Port Configuration1 Gigabit Ethernet
Queue ModelMedium
Compatible ChassisCisco ASR 9904, ASR 9006, ASR 9010, ASR 9912, ASR 9922 Routers
SFP Modules NeededYes
Dimensions (H x W x D)14 x 1.72 x 20.5 Inches
Weight Range14lbs to 19lbs
Power Consumption310 W to 565 W
Lowest Operating Temperature5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature40 °C
Operational Humidity Min10%
Operational Humidity Max85%
Storage Temp Min-40 °C
Storage Temp Max75 °C
Storage Humidity Min5%
Storage Humidity Max95%
Operating Altitude Range-60m to 4000m
Compliance with Safety ProtocolsUL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950
Immunity Protocol StandardsIEC/EN-61000-4-2 to IEC/EN-61000-4-11, EN 50121-4: Railway EMC
Compliance with Network Building NormsSR-3580, GR-1089-CORE, GR-63-CORE, VZ.TPR.9205
EMC ComplianceFCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, VCCI Class A, BSMI Class A, IEC/EN 61000-3-2, IEC/EN 61000-3-3, EN 50121-4

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