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Product Line: Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Modular Port Adapter
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Product Description

The A9K-MPA-20X1GE module is equipped with 20 1 Gbe ports, designed for compatibility with Cisco ASR series routers including 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, and 9006. It supports a comprehensive range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, and requires SFP optics for operation. This module adheres to stringent EMC standards such as FCC Class A and NEBS Level 3, ensuring reliable performance across operating temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 55 °C and altitudes up to 4000m.

FAQs for the A9K-MPA-20X1GE

  • What is the port type of this networking hardware?
    The port type is 1 Gbe.
  • Which routers are compatible with the part?
    Compatible routers include Cisco ASR 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, and 9006.
  • Is SFP optics required for operation?
    Yes, SFP optics are required.
  • What are the dimensions of the part?
    The dimensions are 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches.
  • Can you detail the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature ranges from 5 °C to 55 °C under short-term conditions.
  • What is the weight of the networking hardware?
    The weight is 34 oz.
  • What software does the hardware run?
    It runs Cisco IOS® XR software.
  • What is the minimum storage temperature?
    The minimum storage temperature is -40 °C.
  • Are Layer 2 and Layer 3 services supported?
    Yes, it supports combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN services.
  • What EMC standards does the hardware comply with?
    It complies with several EMC standards including FCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, and more.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MPA-20X1GE module offers 20 1 GbE ports, providing a high-density solution for networks requiring numerous ethernet connections. It supports a range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, making it versatile for various networking tasks. However, its reliance on SFP optics for connectivity may increase the total cost of deployment and maintenance for some network configurations.


The Cisco A9K-MPA-20X1GE is a modular port adapter designed to enhance the capabilities of high-end Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. This adapter offers twenty 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, enabling efficient and scalable network connections. It's specifically engineered to meet the demands of high-density, high-bandwidth applications, providing a reliable solution for extensive networks. Key to its functionality is the support for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN. This versatility ensures that the adapter can handle a variety of networking tasks, from basic data transmission to more complex virtual private networking services. The requirement for SFP optics means that network administrators can customize the module to meet the specific needs of their network, choosing from a variety of transceivers to match the desired reach and speed. The physical dimensions of the A9K-MPA-20X1GE are 6.37 inches in width, 1.36 inches in height, and 6.7 inches in length, with a weight of 34 ounces. This compact size allows for efficient use of space within the router chassis, making it an ideal choice for environments where space is at a premium. Compatibility with a range of Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers, including the ASR 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, and 9006 models, ensures that this adapter can be integrated into a variety of network configurations. This flexibility is critical for network designs that require modular components to adapt to changing needs. Environmental and operational conditions are also a key consideration for networking hardware. The A9K-MPA-20X1GE operates effectively within a temperature range of 5 °C to 55 °C and can withstand short-term temperature variations from -5 °C to 55 °C. It's designed to function in environments with relative humidity levels between 10% and 85% during operation and can be stored in conditions with humidity levels as high as 95%. The adapter can operate at altitudes ranging from -60 meters to 4000 meters, ensuring reliable performance in a wide range of geographical locations. - Supports Cisco IOS® XR software for advanced networking features. - Meets various EMC standards including FCC Class A and CISPR 22 Class A, ensuring minimal electromagnetic interference. - Complies with stringent safety standards such as UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and has passed NEBS criteria for physical protection, EMC, and safety (Level 3). The A9K-MPA-20X1GE is not just a piece of hardware but a comprehensive solution that addresses the need for high-density, high-speed networking. By supporting a wide range of standards and operating conditions, this adapter is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of modern network environments, ensuring reliability, flexibility, and efficiency.


Item Reference Cisco A9K-MPA-20X1GE
Total Ports 20
Port Configuration 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Operating System Cisco IOS® XR
Dimensions 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches
Mass 34 ounces
Compatible Routers Cisco ASR 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, 9006
Lowest Operating Temperature 5 °C
Operational Minimum Humidity 10%
Operational Maximum Humidity 85%
Storage Temperature Range: Low -40 °C
Storage Temperature Range: High 70 °C
Lowest Altitude for Operation -60 meters
Highest Altitude for Operation 4000 meters
Requirement for SFP Optics Yes
Supported Services IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN
Short-Term Operational Temperature: Low -5 °C
Short-Term Operational Temperature: High 55 °C
Humidity Range for Storage: Minimum 5%
Humidity Range for Storage: Maximum 95%
Compliance with EMC Standards FCC 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
Safety Certifications UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950, FDA Laser Safety
NEBS Compliance SR-3580 (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE, GR-63-CORE

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