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Product Line: Cisco DWDM XFP Transceivers
Product Type: Transceiver
Original price $0.00 - Original price $527.00
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$0.00 - $527.00
Current price $527.00
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Product Description

The DWDMXFP3033 is a Cisco-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet module with a wavelength of 1530.33 nm and operates on a 100 GHz frequency within the ITU Grid Channel 59. It is compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504, and 6504-E switches and requires Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later. The module supports up to 96,000 MAC addresses, provides 512 MB of packet memory for input and output buffering, and is designed for use in environments with temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Key Feature for the DWDMXFP3033

  • What wavelength does the component operate at?
    The component operates at a wavelength of 1530.33 nm.
  • Is the part compatible with 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports?
    Yes, it supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet port types.
  • What is the frequency range of the device?
    The device operates at a frequency of 100 GHz.
  • Which ITU grid is used?
    The device uses the ITU grid.
  • What Cisco Catalyst switches is the hardware compatible with?
    Compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6503-E Switches, Cisco Catalyst 6504, and 6504-E Switches.
  • Can you list the compatible Central Forwarding Engines?
    Compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine VS-S720-3C/3CXL.
  • What version of Cisco IOS Software is required?
    Requires Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later.
  • How much packet memory is available?
    It has 512 MB for 200 ms of combined input and output buffering at 10 Gbps.
  • What types of link encapsulations does it support?
    Supports Ethernet II and IEEE 802.1q link encapsulations.
  • How many MAC addresses can it support?
    Supports up to 96,000 MAC addresses.

Product Review

The Cisco DWDM-XFP-30.33 offers a specific wavelength of 1530.33 nm for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) with compatibility across various Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches, ensuring seamless integration for network engineers. Its support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet over a 100 GHz ITU grid channel 59 and a comprehensive packet memory of 512 MB for effective input and output buffering at 10 Gbps positions it as a viable option for high-capacity networking tasks. However, the operational temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, which may restrict deployment in environments with more extreme temperature variations.


The Cisco DWDMXFP3033 is a specialized piece of networking hardware designed to offer high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity over fiber optic lines. This module operates at a wavelength of 1530.33 nm within the 100 GHz frequency range, adhering to the ITU grid and specifically on ITU Channel 59. Its design is tailored for seamless integration with a range of Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches, including the 6503-E, 6504, and 6504-E models. For optimal performance, it requires the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL or the VS-S720-3C/3CXL. Software compatibility is ensured with Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later versions, which allows for advanced features and stability. The module comes equipped with a packet memory of 512 MB, providing up to 200 ms of combined input and output buffering at a 10 Gbps data rate. This ensures efficient handling of data traffic and reduces latency in high-performance networking environments. The DWDMXFP3033 supports standard link encapsulations, including Ethernet II and IEEE 802.1q, enabling it to handle a wide range of network protocols and services. It is capable of managing large numbers of MAC addresses, up to 96,000, which allows for extensive network scalability and flexibility in assigning addresses to devices. This module is designed with comprehensive queue support, featuring 128,000 ingress and egress queues for 40 Gbps line cards, and 64,000 for 20 Gbps line cards. This queue system enables efficient traffic management and prioritization, ensuring that data flows smoothly through the network without congestion. Environmental and physical specifications of the Cisco DWDMXFP3033 include an operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C and a storage temperature range from -40 °C to 70 °C. It can operate in environments with relative humidity ranging from 10% to 90% (noncondensing) and at altitudes from -60 m to 2000 m above sea level. Its physical dimensions are 1.75 x 15.375 x 16 inches, and it weighs 11.5 lbs for the 2-port 10 GbE card version and 12.4 lbs for the 4-port version. Network management can be efficiently conducted through CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME), providing administrators with powerful tools for monitoring and managing the network infrastructure. Key hardware specifications include: - Wavelength: 1530.33 nm - Port Type: 10 Gigabit Ethernet - Frequency: 100 GHz The Cisco DWDMXFP3033 occupies a single slot in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, making it a compact yet powerful solution for expanding network capacity and capabilities. This module is an essential component for enterprises and service providers looking to leverage DWDM technology for high-speed, long-distance communications.


Item CodeCisco DWDMXFP3033
Light Wavelength1530.33 nm
Connection Interface10 GbE
Channel Spacing100 GHz
Channel PlanITU Grid
ITU Grid Channel59
Supported FramesCisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504, 6504-E Switches
Supervisor Engine RequirementsCisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL, VS-S720-3C/3CXL
Required Operating SystemCisco IOS® Release 12.2(33)SXJ1+
Buffer Memory512 MB for 200ms of bi-directional buffering at 10Gbps
Supported ProtocolsEthernet II, IEEE 802.1q
Input Queue Capacity128k entries (40Gbps line), 64k entries (20Gbps line)
Output Queue Capacity128k entries (40Gbps line), 64k entries (20Gbps line)
Maximum MAC Entries96,000
Operational Temp Range0°C to 40°C
Storage Temp Range-40°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity Range10% to 90% non-condensing
Altitude Range for Operation-60m to 2000m
Management ToolsCiscoWorks, CiscoView, CiscoWorks RME
Slot Requirement1 slot in Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 15.375 x 16 inches
Unit Weight11.5 lbs (2-port 10GbE), 12.4 lbs (4-port 10GbE)

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