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Product Line: Cisco Network Switches
Product Type: DWDM-X2-36.61 Transceiver Module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $250.00
Original price
$0.00 - $250.00
Current price $250.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The DWDM-X2-36.61 is a Cisco-based pluggable module with a form factor designed for high-capacity data transmission. It operates at a wavelength of 1536.61 nm within the ITU Channel 51, supporting a 10GBASE port type with a frequency of 100 GHz across a Dual SC/PC connector. This module features digital optical monitoring, hot swap support, and is compliant with safety laser class I 21CFR1040 and NEBS Level 3, ensuring reliable performance within operating temperatures of 0 °C to 70 °C.

Key Feature for the DWDM-X2-36.61

  • What is the form factor of the device?
    • The device has a Pluggable Form Factor.
  • Which wavelength does part number 10GBASE operate at?
    • It operates at a wavelength of 1536.61 nm.
  • What type of port does the device use?
    • The device uses a 10GBASE Port Type.
  • How much power does the 10GBASE consume at maximum?
    • The maximum power consumption is 4 W.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the device?
    • The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 70 °C.
  • Does part number 10GBASE support hot swapping?
    • Yes, it supports hot swap.
  • What type of connectors is compatible with the device?
    • It is compatible with Dual SC/PC connectors.
  • Can the 10GBASE identify Cisco quality through digital means?
    • Yes, it supports Cisco Quality Identification.
  • What is the receiver's optical input power range for the device?
    • The maximum receiver optical input power is -7 dBm.
  • What safety standards does part number 10GBASE meet?
    • It meets Safety Laser Class I 21CFR1040 and Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) Level 3.

Product Review

The Cisco DWDM-X2-36.61 offers a precise wavelength of 1536.61 nm and compatibility with 10GBASE port types, optimized for high-density wavelength division multiplexing with an ITU channel 51 designation, enhancing network capacity and efficiency. Despite its advanced features, it has a limited operating temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C, which may not suit all environmental conditions, and a maximum power consumption of 4 W, which could be a concern in energy-sensitive deployments. Additionally, it supports hot swap functionality and digital optical monitoring for easier maintenance and troubleshooting, making it a valuable addition to networks that require reliable, continuous monitoring and quick component replacement.


The Cisco DWDM-X2-36.61 is a high-performance, pluggable networking module designed to meet the demands of high-speed data communications. This module is engineered to deliver reliable connectivity for 10GBASE networks, utilizing a wavelength of 1536.61 nm on the 100 GHz ITU grid, specifically on ITU Channel 51. It is equipped with a dual SC/PC connector, ensuring secure and efficient connections. With dimensions of 91 mm in depth, 36 mm in width, and 13.46 mm in height, the Cisco DWDM-X2-36.61 is compact and designed for easy integration into networking equipment. It supports a maximum power consumption of 4 W, making it energy efficient for its capabilities. The module operates efficiently within a wide temperature range, from 0 °C to 70 °C for operating conditions, and from -40 °C to 85 °C for storage, ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions. Safety and compliance are paramount for Cisco, and the DWDM-X2-36.61 adheres to Laser Class I safety standards according to 21CFR1040, as well as meeting Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) Level 3 requirements. This module also supports hot swapping, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without significant network interruptions. Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) is supported, enabling real-time monitoring of the module's operational parameters for enhanced network reliability. Weighing less than 300 g, the module is lightweight and easy to handle. It is compatible with patch cords featuring PC or UPC connectors, providing flexibility in connecting to different types of network equipment. Cisco's quality identification (ID) feature is supported, ensuring that the module is recognized by Cisco equipment for optimal performance. Key specifications include: -
  • Transmitter Spectral Width of 0.2 nm (maximum), ensuring precise signal transmission.
  • Receiver Damage Threshold of -1.0 dBm (maximum), protecting the receiver from signal overload.
  • Receiver Dispersion Tolerance of 1600 ps/nm (maximum), accommodating a wide range of signal dispersion.
Furthermore, the receiver optical input power is specified at -7 dBm (maximum), indicating the module's sensitivity and ability to detect low-level optical signals. This sensitivity is critical for maintaining high-quality signal transmission over long distances. The Cisco DWWM-X2-36.61 stands out for its adherence to critical standards, operational flexibility, and the ability to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. Its support for digital optical monitoring and compatibility with a variety of connector types makes it a versatile choice for network administrators seeking to enhance their 10GBASE network capabilities. The inclusion of hot swap support and Cisco Quality Identification further underscores its value, offering ease of maintenance and assurance of compatibility and performance within Cisco networking environments.


Item Number and ProducerCisco DWDM-X2-36.61
Module TypeX2 Pluggable
Light Wavelength1536.61 nanometers
Interface Speed10 Gbps
Channel Spacing100 Gigahertz
Channel StandardITU Grid
ITU Grid Channel51
Connection InterfaceDual SC/PC Connectors
Module Length91 millimeters
Module Width36 millimeters
Module Height13.46 millimeters
Peak Power Usage4 Watts
Operational Temp Low0 Degrees Celsius
Operational Temp High70 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temp Low-40 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temp High85 Degrees Celsius
Laser Safety RatingClass I Laser Product, 21CFR1040, NEBS Level 3 Compliant
Ability to Replace While ActiveSupported
Optical Monitoring CapabilityAvailable
Module MassUnder 300 grams
Compatible Cable TypesPC or UPC Patch Cables
Authentication FeatureSupported
Emission BandwidthUp to 0.2 nanometers
Input Damage Limit-1.0 dBm or less
Dispersion Tolerance of ReceiverUp to 1600 picoseconds/nanometer
Optimal Receiver Input-7 dBm or better

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