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

The A9K-MPA-1X40GE is a modular port adapter designed for the Cisco ASR 9000 series, including compatibility with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems. It supports a wide range of services such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN, IP, MPLS, Ethernet, and is engineered to meet various standards, including IEEE 802.3 for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and QSFP optics. This adapter operates within a temperature range of 5 °C to 55 °C and a humidity range of 10% to 85%, ensuring reliable performance across diverse environmental conditions.

FAQs for the A9K-MPA-1X40GE

  • What form factor is used for the pluggable modules?
    The form factor used is Pluggable.
  • Which Cisco systems are compatible with the module?
    The module is compatible with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems.
  • What types of services does the module support?
    It supports IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services.
  • What software runs on the module?
    Cisco IOS® XR software.
  • How many Modular Port Adapters can the module support?
    Up to 2 Modular Port Adapters.
  • What is the card density for the Cisco ASR 9922 system?
    The card density for the Cisco ASR 9922 system is 20.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 5 °C to 55 °C, and the humidity range is 10% to 85%.
  • Are QSFP optics required for operation?
    Yes, QSFP optics are required.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the module?
    The dimensions are 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches.
  • What Ethernet standards does the module comply with?
    The module is IEEE 802.3 compliant, supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, and operates in full-duplex.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MPA-1X40GE Modular Port Adapter offers high port density and is compatible with a range of Cisco ASR systems, notably the 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001, facilitating scalable network infrastructure upgrades. It supports a comprehensive suite of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, running on the Cisco IOS® XR software, enhancing network versatility for complex applications like video-on-demand and cloud computing. However, the requirement for QSFP optics for connectivity may introduce additional costs and considerations for deployment and maintenance in an already complex networking environment.


The Cisco A9K-MPA-1X40GE is a modular port adapter designed to enhance the capacity and flexibility of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series routers. This device integrates seamlessly with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, providing a scalable solution for high-density, high-speed Ethernet connectivity. It supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services, powered by Cisco IOS® XR software. This combination enables the delivery of complex, high-speed network services efficiently and reliably. The hardware specifications of the A9K-MPA-1X40GE include a single slot for a 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP port, allowing for high port density configurations within compatible Cisco ASR chassis. The card density varies by chassis, supporting up to 20 cards in the Cisco ASR 9922, 8 in the ASR 9010, and 4 in the ASR 9006. This flexibility ensures that network operators can scale their systems according to demand without compromising on performance or reliability. Key hardware features include: - Form Factor: Pluggable, ensuring easy installation and maintenance. - QSFP Optics: Required for operation, supporting high-speed data transfer rates necessary for modern networking demands. - Size and Weight: The module measures 6.37 inches in width, 1.36 inches in height, and 6.7 inches in length, with a weight of 0.7kg, making it compact and lightweight for its capability. Environmental conditions for the A9K-MPA-1X40GE are designed to ensure reliability across a wide range of operating scenarios. The device operates efficiently at nominal temperatures ranging from 5 °C to a short-term maximum of 55 °C, and can withstand storage temperatures from -40 °C up to 75 °C. Relative humidity levels are supported from 10% to 85% during operation, ensuring performance stability across various environmental conditions. The adapter also operates effectively at altitudes from -60m to 4000m, making it suitable for deployment in a wide range of geographical locations. Compliance with multiple Ethernet IEEE 802.3 standards, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Monitoring and IEEE 802.x Flow Control, enables the A9K-MPA-1X40GE to deliver consistent, reliable Ethernet connectivity. It supports full-duplex operation, enhancing network efficiency and throughput. The adapter meets stringent EMC standards, including FCC Class A and CISPR 22 Class A, ensuring that it operates without causing or being susceptible to electromagnetic interference. The A9K-MPA-1X40GE is ideal for applications that demand high bandwidth and low latency, such as video-on-demand, IPTV, point-to-point video, internet video, and cloud-based computing. Its capacity to handle massive data flows makes it an essential component in modern, data-intensive network environments. In conclusion, the Cisco A9K-MPA-1X40GE offers a high-performance, scalable solution for adding 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. Its support for a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, combined with its robust environmental and EMC compliance, makes it a versatile choice for service providers and enterprises looking to expand their network capabilities.


Part Number and Manufacturer Cisco A9K-MPA-1X40GE
Module Type Module for insertion
Service Integration IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN integrated services
Operating System Cisco IOS® XR
System Compatibility Supports Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, 9001 models
Adapter Capacity Supports up to 2 Modular Port Adapters
Module Capacity per Chassis 20 for ASR 9922, 8 for ASR 9010, 4 for ASR 9006
Lowest Operating Temperature 5 °C
Operational Minimum Humidity 10%
Operational Maximum Humidity 85%
Storage Temperature Range -40 °C to 75 °C
Storage Humidity Range 5% to 85%
Elevation for Operation -60m to +4000m
Optical Interface Requirements QSFP Optics Mandatory
Dimensions 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches
Mass 0.7kg
Regulatory Approvals UL, CSA
Ethernet Protocols Complies with IEEE 802.3, 10GbE PHY, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, Duplex
Threshold Temperature for Short-Term Use -5 °C to 55 °C
EMC Compliance FCC, ICES 003, AS/NZS 3548, CISPR 22, VCCI, BSMI, IEC/EN 61000-3-2, IEC/EN 61000-3-3 standards
Use Cases Video-on-demand, IPTV, bi-directional video, online video, cloud computing

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