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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade FCX Series
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $207.00
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Current price $207.00
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Product Description

The FCX648S-ADV Brocade is a high-capacity Ethernet switch featuring 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports and two 16Gbps CX4 stacking ports, designed for scalable and efficient network infrastructure. It supports a switching bandwidth of 200 Gbps and a forwarding bandwidth of 150 Mpps, ensuring rapid data transmission across the network. With additional capabilities such as four 1000 Mbps combo ports, two optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and dual 210 W removable power supplies, this 1U, 19-inch EIA-compliant switch is optimized for robust performance in diverse operational environments.

Key Feature for the FCX648SADV

  • What is the switching bandwidth of the Ethernet switch?
    The switching bandwidth is 200 Gbps.
  • How many 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports.
  • What type of power supply does the switch use?
    The switch uses 2 x 210 W removable internal power supplies, with a second power supply being optional.
  • What is the maximum power draw of the switch?
    The maximum power draw of the switch is 122 Watts.
  • Can the Ethernet switch be stacked, and if so, what is the stacking bandwidth?
    Yes, the switch supports stacking with a bandwidth of 64 Gbps.
  • What are the dimensions of the Ethernet switch?
    The dimensions are Width: 44.0 cm, Height: 4.4 cm, and Depth: 38.6 cm.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses supported by the switch?
    The switch supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • Does the switch support 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports?
    Yes, the switch supports 2 XFP 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which are optional.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the Ethernet switch?
    The operating temperature range is 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C).
  • What are the humidity requirements for the Ethernet switch?
    The relative humidity requirement is 5% to 95%, non-condensing.

Product Review

The Brocade FCX648S-ADV offers a comprehensive switching capacity of 200 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 150 Mpps, ensuring efficient handling of high-volume network traffic. However, its maximum operating temperature of 40°C may limit deployment in environments with higher ambient temperatures. Additionally, while the inclusion of two 16Gbps stacking ports and optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports provides scalability, the reliance on optional modules for 10G connectivity could increase the total cost of ownership for networks requiring higher bandwidth.


The Brocade FCX648S-ADV is a high-performance Ethernet switch designed to cater to the demands of enterprise networks. It features 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, providing flexible connectivity options for a variety of network requirements. In addition to these ports, the switch comes equipped with two 16Gbps stacking ports, enhancing its capability to manage and route traffic efficiently across a stacked network configuration. The hardware specifications of the FCX648S-ADV reveal a device built for speed and reliability. It boasts a switching bandwidth of 200 Gbps and a forwarding bandwidth of 150 Mpps, ensuring rapid data transmission and efficient handling of network traffic. The stacking bandwidth is equally impressive at 64 Gbps, facilitating high-speed data exchange between stacked switches.
  • 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports allow for extensive connectivity.
  • Four 1000 Mbps combo ports and two optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP ports provide flexible uplink options.
  • Two 16 Gbps CX4 stacking ports support high-speed stacking.
For redundancy and high availability, the FCX648S-ADV is equipped with two 210 W removable internal power supplies, with the second one being optional. This ensures uninterrupted operation, crucial for maintaining network stability. The switch's power efficiency is evidenced by its maximum power draw of 122 Watts and a maximum thermal output of 416 BTU/Hr, indicating a design that balances performance with energy consumption. In terms of physical characteristics, the switch measures 44.0 cm in width, 4.4 cm in height, and 38.6 cm in depth, fitting into a standard 1U rack space. It weighs 4.0 kg, making it relatively lightweight for its class. The device operates efficiently within a temperature range of 32°F to 104°F and can be stored in environments as cold as -23°F or as hot as 158°F. Its design considers humidity, operating reliably in conditions ranging from 5% to 95% non-condensing humidity. The switch supports a substantial number of MAC addresses, up to 32,000, allowing for scalability in large network environments. It is designed to work within a wide range of power supply conditions, with input voltages from 100-240 VAC and an input line frequency of 50 to 60 Hz, accommodating various global electrical standards. In summary, the Brocade FCX648S-ADV combines high port density with powerful performance features and reliability, making it suitable for enterprises looking to build or expand their network infrastructure. Its advanced stacking capabilities, flexible uplink options, and efficient power management make it a strong candidate for businesses aiming to optimize their network operations without compromising on speed or reliability.


Part Number and ManufacturerBrocade FCX648S-ADV
Ethernet Ports48 ports supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps, plus 2 ports for 16Gbps stacking
Total Switching Capacity200 Gbps, full duplex
Rate of Packet Forwarding150 Million packets per second (Mpps)
Stacking Data Rate64 Gbps, full duplex
Base-T RJ-45 Ports48
Combo Ports at 1 Gbps4
Optional 10 GbE Ports2 XFP
Stacking Ports at 16 Gbps2 CX4
Alternative Power SupplyRPS13
Current Consumption at 100 VAC1.39 Amps
Removable Power SuppliesTwo 210 W, with one optional
Current Consumption at 200 VAC0.63 Amps
Total Power Consumption122 Watts
Heat Dissipation416 BTU/Hr
MAC Address Table Size32,000 entries
DimensionsWidth: 44.0 cm, Height: 4.4 cm, Depth: 38.6 cm
Weight4.0 kg
Operating Conditions0°C to 40°C, 5% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Conditions-25°C to 70°C, 5% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Electrical Input100-240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Rack Compliance1U, 19-inch EIA standard

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