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Product Line: Cisco Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) XFP transceiver
Product Type: Transceiver
Original price $0.00 - Original price $327.00
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Current price $327.00
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Product Description

The DWDM-XFP-60.61 is designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with a wavelength of 1560.61 nm and operates on a 100 GHz frequency within the ITU Grid Channel 21. It is compatible with multiple Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and requires Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later for operation, supporting up to 96,000 MAC Addresses and featuring packet memory of 512 MB for efficient data buffering. The module fits in a single slot, supports a wide operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C, and offers comprehensive network management tools, including CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and RME.

Key Feature for the DWDM-XFP-60.61

  • Q: What wavelength does the networking hardware operate on?
    A: The hardware operates at a wavelength of 1560.61 nm.
  • Q: Which Cisco Catalyst switches is the hardware compatible with?
    A: It is compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6503-E Switches, Cisco Catalyst 6504 and 6504-E Switches.
  • Q: What is the port type supported by this hardware?
    A: The hardware supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • Q: What frequency does the part use?
    A: The part uses a frequency of 100 GHz.
  • Q: Can you detail the ITU Grid and Channel it operates on?
    A: It operates on the ITU Grid with an ITU Channel of 21.
  • Q: What compatibility is required for the Central Forwarding Engine?
    A: Compatibility is required with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL and VS-S720-3C/3CXL.
  • Q: What software version is needed for this hardware?
    A: Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later is needed.
  • Q: How much packet memory is available?
    A: There is 512 MB of packet memory available for buffering at 10 Gbps.
  • Q: What are the environmental operating conditions?
    A: Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a humidity range of 10% to 90% noncondensing.
  • Q: What network management tools are supported?
    A: The hardware supports CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME).

Product Review

The Cisco DWDM-XFP-60.61, operating at a wavelength of 1560.61 nm and designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet over a 100 GHz ITU grid, offers high-capacity networking solutions tailored for Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches. Its compatibility with various chassis and central forwarding engines, alongside support for Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later, ensures seamless integration into existing network infrastructures. However, its operational temperature range and altitude limits may restrict deployment in environments with extreme conditions.


The Cisco DWDM-XFP-60.61 is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver designed for high-capacity, long-distance optical networking. Operating on a wavelength of 1560.61 nm and a frequency of 100 GHz, this device is built for performance and efficiency. It complies with the ITU Grid, specifically on ITU Channel 21, ensuring compatibility with international telecommunications standards. This transceiver is compatible with various Cisco Catalyst switches, including the 6503-E, 6504, and 6504-E models. It integrates seamlessly with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine models 720-3B/3BXL and VS-S720-3C/3CXL, leveraging their capabilities for enhanced performance. For software, it requires Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later versions, ensuring up-to-date features and security. The hardware specifications highlight its capability to handle high-volume traffic efficiently. It offers 512 MB of packet memory, enabling 200 ms of combined input and output buffering at 10 Gbps. This ensures smooth data transmission even during peak loads. The device supports Ethernet II and IEEE 802.1q link encapsulations, facilitating versatile network architectures. Key hardware features include:
  • Ingress and egress queues capable of handling 128,000 (40 Gbps Line Card) to 64,000 (20 Gbps Line Card), accommodating high-speed data processing.
  • Support for up to 96,000 MAC addresses, allowing extensive device connectivity within networks.
  • Occupies only 1 slot in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, optimizing space without compromising functionality.
The operational parameters of the Cisco DWDM-XFP-60.61 ensure its reliability across various environments. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% (noncondensing) to 90% (noncondensing), and it can operate at altitudes from -60 m to 2000 m, ensuring its performance in diverse physical conditions. Network management is facilitated through tools such as CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME), providing comprehensive oversight and administration capabilities. Its physical dimensions are 1.75 x 15.375 x 16 inches, and it weighs between 11.5 lb for the 2-Port 10 GbE Card and 12.4 lbs for the 4-Port 10 GbE Card, making it a compact yet powerful component within networking infrastructures. In summary, the Cisco DWDM-XFP-60.61 transceiver is engineered for efficiency, compatibility, and high-performance networking. Its support for critical features and specifications ensures it meets the needs of demanding network environments, delivering reliable, high-capacity connectivity for enterprise and telecommunications networks.


Item NumberCisco DWDM-XFP-60.61
Emission Wavelength1560.61 nm
Interface Type10 Gigabit Ethernet
Spacing Frequency100 GHz
Standard GridITU
ITU Grid ChannelChannel 21
Compatible Equipment FramesCisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504, and 6504-E Switches
Supported Central Processing UnitsCisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL, VS-S720-3C/3CXL
Required Operating SystemCisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or newer
Buffer Memory512 MB for 200 ms buffering at 10 Gbps bi-directional
Supported Link LayersEthernet II, IEEE 802.1q
Input Queues128,000 for 40 Gbps configuration; 64,000 for 20 Gbps configuration
Output Queues128,000 for 40 Gbps configuration; 64,000 for 20 Gbps configuration
MAC Address CapacitySupports up to 96,000 addresses
Operating Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range-40 °C to 70 °C
Humidity Tolerance during Operation10% to 90% non-condensing
Altitude Range for Operation-60 m to 2000 m above sea level
Tools for Network ManagementCiscoWorks, CiscoView, and RME
Space RequirementUtilizes one slot in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
Physical Dimensions1.75 x 15.375 x 16 inches (H x W x D)
Device Weight11.5 lbs for 2-Port 10GbE; 12.4 lbs for 4-Port 10GbE

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