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Product Line: Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE
Product Type: Router
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Product Description

The A9K-MPA-20X10GE module, designed for Cisco ASR 9000 series routers, features 20 ports of 10 Gbe, supporting a comprehensive suite of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN. It is compliant with multiple EMC standards such as FCC Class A and IEC/EN 61000 series, and meets safety specifications like UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1. This module operates efficiently within a temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C under short-term conditions, and at altitudes ranging from -60m to 4000m, ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the A9K-MPA-20X10GE

  • Q: What is the number of ports available on this device?
  • A: The device has 20 ports.
  • Q: What type of port does the device support?
  • A: It supports 10 Gbe port types.
  • Q: Which software is compatible with this networking hardware?
  • A: Cisco IOS® XR software is compatible.
  • Q: Can you specify the dimensions of the device?
  • A: Dimensions are 6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches (W x H x L).
  • Q: What is the weight of the networking hardware?
  • A: The hardware weighs 35.2 oz.
  • Q: Which routers are compatible with this device?
  • A: Compatible with Cisco ASR 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, and 9006 routers.
  • Q: What are the operating temperature ranges for the device?
  • A: Operating temperature ranges from 5 °C to 55 °C, with short-term conditions allowing -5 °C to 55 °C.
  • Q: Are SFP+ Optics required for this device?
  • A: Yes, SFP+ Optics are required.
  • Q: What services does the device offer?
  • A: It offers IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN services.
  • Q: What are the EMC and Safety standards the device meets?
  • A: Meets FCC, ICES 003, AS/NZS 3548, CISPR 22, VCCI, BSMI, IEC/EN standards for EMC, and UL/CSA/IEC/EN, IEC/EN 60825 for safety.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE module offers a high-density solution with 20 ports of 10 Gbe, making it suitable for environments demanding high bandwidth and scalability. It supports a wide range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, integrated on the Cisco IOS® XR platform for enhanced network efficiency and flexibility. However, the requirement for SFP+ optics for each port can lead to additional operational costs and complexity in deployment and maintenance.


The Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE is a modular port adapter designed to enhance the capabilities of high-end Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. This adapter features twenty 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing a substantial bandwidth increase for network backbones and demanding data center applications. The device is engineered to support a broad range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services, making it a versatile solution for complex networking requirements. Compatibility with Cisco ASR 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, and 9006 routers ensures seamless integration into existing infrastructures, allowing for easy upgrades and expansions. The adapter's dimensions are 6.37 inches in width, 1.36 inches in height, and 6.7 inches in length, with a weight of 35.2 ounces, making it a compact yet powerful component within a network setup. To operate effectively, the Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE requires SFP+ optics, aligning with the need for high-performance connectivity. The device operates optimally within a temperature range of 5 °C to 55 °C for short-term conditions and maintains functionality in a wide range of environmental conditions, from as low as -40 °C up to 70 °C for storage temperatures. Humidity levels are also a consideration, with operating relative humidity ranging from 10% to 85% and storage humidity from 5% to 95%, ensuring resilience in various storage and operational contexts. Significantly, the adapter is compliant with multiple EMC standards including FCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, and CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class A, among others, ensuring that it meets rigorous industry requirements for electromagnetic compatibility. Safety standards are equally comprehensive, with certifications from UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and IEC/EN 60825 for laser safety, highlighting the device's adherence to critical safety benchmarks. The Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE is also NEBS certified, meeting the stringent requirements of SR-3580 (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE, and GR-63-CORE standards for network equipment, ensuring its reliability and durability in various operational environments. This level of certification underscores the adapter's suitability for deployment in networks that demand the highest levels of performance and reliability.
  • Supports high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Compatible with a wide range of Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers
  • Meets extensive EMC, safety, and NEBS standards
In summary, the Cisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE modular port adapter is engineered to meet the needs of demanding networking environments, offering high-density 10 GbE connectivity, compatibility with multiple Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers, and compliance with numerous industry standards for safety, EMC, and NEBS requirements. Its design ensures that networks can scale efficiently while maintaining high levels of performance, reliability, and security.


Item NumberCisco A9K-MPA-20X10GE
Port Count20
Type of Ports10 Gigabit Ethernet
Operating SystemCisco IOS® XR
Dimensions (Width x Height x Length)6.37 x 1.36 x 6.7 inches
Mass35.2 ounces
Compatible RoutersCisco ASR 9922, 9912, 9910, 9906, 9904, 9010, and 9006
Lowest Running Temperature5 °C
Operating Humidity Minimum10%
Humidity Maximum When Operating85%
Storage Temperature Minimum-40 °C
Storage Temperature Maximum70 °C
Operational Altitude Minimum-60 meters
Operational Altitude Maximum4000 meters
Need for SFP+ OpticsYes
Supported Network ServicesIP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN Services
Short-term Operational Temperature Minimum-5 °C
Short-term Operational Temperature Maximum55 °C
Minimum Humidity for Storage5%
Maximum Humidity for Storage95%
Electromagnetic Compatibility StandardsFCC 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 CertificationsUL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety, ACA TS001, AS/NZS 60950, FDA Laser Safety
NEBS CertificationsSR-3580 (Level 3), GR-1089-CORE, GR-63-CORE

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