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Product Line: Cisco C6800-48P-SFP
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,293.00
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Product Description

The C6800-48P-SFP offers 48 ports compatible with Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, designed for high-density deployments with support for up to 528 ports on a Cisco Catalyst 6513-E Chassis and 384 ports on a 6509-E. It boasts a comprehensive buffer size of 166 KB (Rx) and 1.17 MB (Tx), coupled with advanced queuing mechanisms 1p3q8t (Transmit), 2q8t (Receive), and a DWRR scheduler to manage network traffic efficiently. Compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL, it operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, supports a maximum frame size of 9216 Bytes/Frame, and adheres to multiple IEEE standards, including IEEE 802.1d and IEEE 802.3ad, ensuring extensive connectivity and reliability for enterprise networking solutions.

Key Feature for the C6800-48P-SFP

  • What is the maximum frame size supported by this networking hardware?
    The maximum frame size supported is up to 9216 bytes/frame.
  • How many ports does the part have?
    It has 48 ports.
  • Can you detail the buffer size per port for both receiving and transmitting?
    The buffer size per port is 166 KB for receiving (Rx) and 1.17 MB for transmitting (Tx).
  • Which Supervisor Engines are supported?
    Supported Supervisor Engines include Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL.
  • What are the chassis slot requirements for installation?
    Slots 1-2 and 5-7 in a Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Chassis, slots 1-6 and 9-13 in a Cisco Catalyst 6513-E Chassis, and any slot in Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6509-E, or 6509-V-E Chassis can be occupied.
  • What is the transceiver type used?
    The transceiver type is Small Form-Factor Pluggable.
  • What IEEE standards does this hardware comply with?
    It complies with IEEE 802.1d, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.1q, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3ab, and IEEE 802.3ad.
  • What is the power rating of this device?
    The power rating is 334.44 W.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What chassis are supported?
    Supported chassis include any Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL, 6500 E-Series Chassis.

Product Review

The Cisco C6800-48P-SFP module delivers high port density with 48 Small Form-Factor Pluggable ports, supporting a wide range of chassis configurations up to 528 ports on a 6513E chassis, making it suitable for scalable network expansions. With a comprehensive buffer size per port (166 KB for Rx and 1.17 MB for Tx) and support for advanced queuing mechanisms (1p3q8t for transmit and 2q8t for receive), it ensures efficient traffic management and enhanced performance. However, its operational temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, which may restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperatures.


The Cisco C6800-48P-SFP is a high-density, performance-oriented Ethernet module specifically designed for enterprise and service provider environments demanding high throughput and interface flexibility. This module offers 48 ports of Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) connections, providing a scalable and efficient networking solution for various high-demand applications. This module is compatible with multiple chassis models, supporting up to 240 ports on a C6807-XL, 528 ports on a 6513E, and 384 ports on a 6509E chassis. This flexibility ensures that the module can meet the needs of different network sizes and requirements. The module allows for a maximum frame size of up to 9216 bytes per frame, accommodating large data packets and improving network performance. The Cisco C6800-48P-SFP is designed with advanced queuing mechanisms, featuring 1p3q8t (Transmit) and 2q8t (Receive) queues per port, and employs the Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR) scheduling algorithm. This ensures efficient traffic management and prioritization, essential for maintaining high-quality service levels in busy networks. Each port is equipped with a buffer size of 166 KB for receive (Rx) operations and 1.17 MB for transmit (Tx) operations, which helps in handling high traffic volumes and reducing packet loss. This module supports the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL, offering enhanced processing capability and operational efficiency. It is compatible with any Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL, 6500 E-Series chassis, providing a versatile solution for network upgrades or expansions. The module's slot requirements are designed to offer flexibility in installation, fitting various slots across different chassis models. With dimensions of 1.2 x 14.4 x 16 inches, the module is compact yet powerful. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 75 °C. The module maintains its reliability under 10% to 90% non-condensing relative humidity and operates efficiently at altitudes ranging from -150 to 3000 meters. The power rating of the module is 334.44 W, indicating its energy efficiency and capability to support high-performance operations without excessive power consumption. It includes status and link indicators for easy monitoring and troubleshooting. Integrated with DFC4, the module ensures high-speed data processing and forwarding, enhancing the overall performance of the network.
  • ETSI Standards Compliance: ETS 300 019-2-1, Class 1.1 Storage, ETS 300 019-2-2, Class 2.1 and 2.2 Transportation, ETS 300 019-2-3, Class 3.1E Stationary Use.
  • IEEE Standards Support: IEEE 802.1d, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.1q, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3ab, and IEEE 802.3ad.
  • Non E-Series Chassis Support: This module does not support non E-Series chassis, ensuring compatibility and optimizing performance with specified Cisco chassis.
The Cisco C6800-48P-SFP is a state-of-the-art networking module that delivers high capacity, reliability, and scalability, making it an ideal choice for enterprises and service providers seeking to enhance their network infrastructure.


Item C6800-48P-SFP
Manufacturer Cisco
Ports Count 48
Transceiver Model SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable)
Port Capacity per Chassis 240 in C6807-XL, 528 in 6513E, 384 in 6509E
Max Frame Length Up to 9216 Bytes
Port Queuing 1p3q8t for Transmission, 2q8t for Reception
Scheduling Algorithm DWRR
Memory per Port 166 KB for Receiving, 1.17 MB for Transmitting
Supported Supervisor Engines Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T, 2TXL
Compatible Chassis Catalyst 6807-XL, 6500 E-Series
Slot Placement Slots 1-2, 5-7 in 6807-XL; 1-6, 9-13 in 6513-E; Any slot in 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6509-E, 6509-V-E
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.2 x 14.4 x 16 inches
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 75 °C
Humidity Range for Operation 10% to 90% (Noncondensing)
Altitude for Operation -150 to 3000 meters
Power Consumption 334.44 W
Diagnostic LEDs Status, Link activity
DFC4 Integration Yes
Compliance Standards ETSI ETS 300 019-2-1 (Storage), ETS 300 019-2-2 (Transportation), ETS 300 019-2-3 (Stationary Use)
Support for Non E-Series Chassis No
Adhered IEEE Protocols 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.3x, 802.3z, 802.3ab, 802.3ad

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