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Product Line: Brocade SLX 9140 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R is equipped with a 1.8 Tbps switching bandwidth, supporting both ingress and egress, totaling a 3.6 Tbps data rate, and offers a variety of port configurations including 48×25 GbE/ 10GbE/ 1GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE. This model features a back-to-front airflow system, complemented by five field-replaceable cooling fans, and operates within a 90 V to 264 V input voltage range, ensuring efficient thermal management and power flexibility. With dimensions of 44.0 cm in width, 44.5 cm in depth, and 4.37cm in height, and weighing 9.00 kg, it also provides a 24 MB dynamically shared packet buffer and maintains a low port-to-port latency of 2.5 usec, optimized for high-performance networking environments.

FAQs for the BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R

  • What is the input voltage range for the AC power supply?
    The input voltage range is 90 V to 264 V for AC and 40.8 V to 60 V for DC.
  • How does the back-to-front airflow benefit the system?
    Back-to-front airflow helps in maintaining optimal operating temperatures by directing hot air away from the system and its components, improving reliability and performance.
  • Can you detail the port configurations available on this device?
    The device offers 48×25 GbE/ 10GbE/ 1GbE ports and 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports for versatile connectivity options.
  • What is the switching bandwidth of this device?
    The switching bandwidth is 3.6 Tbps, with 1.8 Tbps inbound and 1.8 Tbps outbound.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The dimensions are 44.0 cm in width, 44.5 cm in depth, and 4.37 cm in height. The weight is 9.00 kg.
  • What is the port-to-port latency?
    The port-to-port latency is 2.5 microseconds.
  • How many cooling fans does the device have, and are they replaceable?
    There are five field-replaceable cooling fans included with the device.
  • What is the capacity of the dynamically shared packet buffer?
    The dynamically shared packet buffer has a capacity of 24 MB.
  • What are the typical and maximum power consumption values?
    Typical power consumption is 182 W with low fan speed and 10% traffic. Maximum power consumption is 489 W with high fan speed and 100% traffic.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    Operating temperatures range from -5°C to 50°C, with humidity from 5% at 50°C to 95% at 50°C. Non-operating and storage temperatures range from -40°C to 70°C.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R offers a high switching bandwidth of 3.6 Tbps, supporting diverse network demands with 48×25 GbE/10GbE/1GbE and 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports, catering to high-density deployments. However, its port-to-port latency of 2.5 microseconds might not meet the requirements of ultra-low latency applications. The switch's design includes an AC power supply with back-to-front airflow, five field-replaceable cooling fans, and a dynamically shared packet buffer of 24 MB, ensuring efficient operation and maintenance in data center environments.


The Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R is a high-performance networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-density environments. It offers a comprehensive set of features aimed at providing high-speed data transfer, low latency, and efficient power consumption. This product overview focuses on the hardware specifications that make the BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R a competitive choice for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure. At the core of its capabilities, the switch provides a significant switching bandwidth of 1.8 terabits per second (Tbps) in both directions, totaling an impressive 3.6 Tbps. This ensures ample capacity for handling high volumes of data traffic without bottlenecks. The device accommodates a versatile range of Ethernet speeds, including 48 ports that support 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE, and 1GbE, along with 6 ports that can handle either 100 GbE or 40 GbE, making it suitable for a variety of network configurations and requirements.
  • AC power supply ensures reliable power delivery and system operation.
  • Engineered with back-to-front airflow, complemented by five field-replaceable cooling fans, it maintains optimal temperature for sustained performance.
  • Port-to-port latency is minimized to 2.5 microseconds, enhancing the speed at which data packets are processed and reducing delay in network communication.
The switch's dimensions are practical for installation in standard racks, measuring 44.0 cm in width, 44.5 cm in depth, and 4.37 cm in height, with a manageable weight of 9.00 kg. It is designed to operate efficiently under a wide range of environmental conditions. The operating temperature range is from a minimum of -5°C to a maximum of 50°C, while for non-operating and storage, the temperature range widens from -40°C to 70°C. Humidity tolerance ranges from a minimum of 5% at 50°C to a maximum of 95% at the same temperature, ensuring reliability in various climatic conditions. The power system of the BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R is built to support high efficiency and adaptability. It operates on an input voltage of 90 V to 264 V AC or 40.8 V to 60 V DC, with an input line frequency of 47 Hz to 63 Hz. The power supply is rated at a maximum of 650 W for AC input, with typical power consumption at 182 W under standard operational conditions and can reach up to 489 W under full load with all fan trays operating at high speed. Additional features include a dynamically shared packet buffer of 24 MB, which facilitates efficient data handling and transmission. The switch is engineered to support operations at altitudes up to 3,000 meters for safety and can operate between 60 meters and 4,000 meters, offering flexibility for deployment in various geographical locations. The Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R combines high-speed data transfer capabilities, low latency, efficient cooling, and power consumption features into a compact and reliable hardware solution, suitable for modern data center and high-density networking environments.


Part NumberBR-SLX-9140-48V-AC-R
Power TypeAC
Airflow DirectionBack-to-front
Port Configuration48×25/10/1 GbE + 6×100/40 GbE
Switching Capacity3.6 Tbps total (1.8 Tbps ingress, 1.8 Tbps egress)
Dimensions (W×D×H)44.0×44.5×4.37 cm; 17.3×17.5×1.72 in.
Weight9.00 kg; 19.8 lb
Latency2.5 microseconds
CoolingFive replaceable fans
Buffer Memory24 MB dynamic sharing
Voltage Range90-264 V AC or 40.8-60 V DC
Frequency Range47-63 Hz
Inrush Current25 A peak
Maximum Current12 A AC, 14 A DC
Power Consumption (Typical)182 W (2 AC PSUs, 5 fans, 10% traffic)
Power Consumption (Maximum)489 W (2 AC PSUs, 6 fans, 100% traffic)
Maximum Power Supply Rating650 W AC
Operating Temperature Range-5°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity Range5% to 95% at 50°C
Altitude (Safety)Up to 3,000 m
Altitude (Operational)60 m to 4,000 m

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