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Product Type: XFP Line Card
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Product Description

The DWDM-XFP-50.92 is designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with a wavelength of 1550.92 nm and operates on a 100 GHz frequency within the ITU Grid, specifically on ITU Channel 33. It is compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches, requiring one slot, and supports Supervisor Engine models 720-3B/3BXL and VS-S720-3C/3CXL, with software requirement being Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later. The module features 512 MB of packet memory for buffering, supports up to 96,000 MAC addresses, and operates effectively between 0 °C and 40 °C with a humidity tolerance from 10% to 90% noncondensing.

FAQs for the DWDM-XFP-50.92

  • What is the wavelength specification for this network hardware?
    The wavelength is 1550.92 nm.
  • Which Cisco Catalyst switches are compatible with the hardware?
    Compatible switches include Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504, and 6504-E Switches.
  • What frequency does the hardware operate at?
    It operates at a frequency of 100 GHz.
  • Can you detail the ITU channel and grid utilized by this device?
    ITU Channel 33 on the ITU grid is utilized.
  • What are the central forwarding engine compatibility requirements?
    Compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL and VS-S720-3C/3CXL.
  • What software version is required for this hardware to function?
    Requires Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later.
  • How much packet memory does the hardware possess?
    It has 512 MB for 200 ms of combined input and output buffering at 10 Gbps.
  • What type of link encapsulations does the hardware support?
    Supports Ethernet II and IEEE 802.1q.
  • How many MAC addresses can the hardware store?
    It can store up to 96,000 MAC addresses.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for this hardware?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Product Review

The CISCO DWDM-XFP-50.92 offers a specific wavelength of 1550.92 nm for 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections, ensuring compatibility with a range of Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches and supervisor engines, which facilitates seamless integration into existing network infrastructures. However, its operation is limited to a relatively narrow temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the requirement for Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later for optimal performance may necessitate updates to current systems, potentially incurring additional time and costs.


The CISCO DWDM-XFP-50.92 is a specialized networking module designed to enhance the capabilities of Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches by enabling high-capacity 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections over fiber optic networks. This module operates at a wavelength of 1550.92 nm within the 100 GHz frequency grid, specifically aligned with ITU Channel 33, ensuring compatibility with dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. It is engineered to fit seamlessly into various chassis including the Cisco Catalyst 6503-E Switches, and both the 6504 and 6504-E Switches, offering flexibility in deployment within existing network infrastructures. Key hardware specifications include: - A port type designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, allowing for high-speed data transmission. - Packet memory of 512 MB, providing up to 200 ms of combined input and output buffering at a 10 Gbps data rate, which is crucial for maintaining high performance and reliability under varying network loads. - Support for both Ethernet II and IEEE 802.1q link encapsulations, enabling efficient handling of multiple VLANs and network traffic types. The device is compatible with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL and the VS-S720-3C/3CXL, ensuring that it can be integrated into a wide range of network setups without the need for extensive hardware upgrades. Required software compatibility is with Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or later versions, providing access to advanced features and functionalities through Cisco's industry-leading operating system. In terms of network management, the CISCO DWDM-XFP-50.92 supports tools such as CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME), offering network administrators comprehensive management capabilities ranging from configuration to monitoring and troubleshooting. Additional specifications include: - A robust queuing system with up to 128,000 ingress and egress queues for 40 Gbps line cards, and 64,000 for 20G line cards, facilitating efficient traffic management. - Capacity for up to 96,000 MAC addresses, enabling the device to support large-scale networks with numerous connected devices. - Environmental tolerances with an operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C, and storage temperature range from -40 °C to 70 °C, ensuring reliable operation in a variety of climatic conditions. - Occupies 1 slot in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, minimizing the spatial footprint within the switch chassis. Physical dimensions of the module are 1.75 x 15.375 x 16 inches, and it weighs between 11.5 lbs for the 2-Port 10 GbE card and 12.4 lbs for the 4-Port 10 GbE card, reflecting its dense but manageable form factor suitable for high-performance networking environments. The CISCO DWDM-XFP-50.92 is designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern data networks, providing a scalable and efficient solution for extending the reach and capacity of network infrastructures through advanced DWDM technology.


Item Number CISCO DWDM-XFP-50.92
Producer CISCO
Optical Wavelength 1550.92 nm
Interface Type 10GbE
Channel Spacing 100 GHz
Standardized Grid ITU
ITU Channel Number 33
Switch Compatibility Compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504, and 6504-E Switches
Supported Supervisor Engines Supports Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL, VS-S720-3C/3CXL
Required Software Needs Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXJ1 or higher
Buffer Memory 512 MB for 200 ms buffering at 10 Gbps rate
Supported Encapsulation Methods Ethernet II, IEEE 802.1q
Input Queues 128,000 (40 Gbps Card); 64,000 (20 Gbps Card)
Output Queues 128,000 (40 Gbps Card); 64,000 (20 Gbps Card)
Address Table Size Supports up to 96,000 MAC addresses
Operating Temperature Range 0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range -40 °C to 70 °C
Operational Humidity Range 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)
Altitude Range for Operation -60 m to 2000 m
Management Software Managed via CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and RME
Slot Requirement Occupies a single slot in Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 1.75 x 15.375 x 16 inches
Weight 11.5 lb (2-Port 10GbE Card), 12.4 lb (4-Port 10GbE Card)

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