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Product Line: Brocade ICX 7450 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The ICX7450-48PE is a 1U high, 48-port 1 GbE switch offering PoE+ capabilities, equipped with 4×10 GbE SFP+ uplinks/stacking and 2×40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks/stacking. It features a 1,000 W AC power supply, supports a switching capacity of 336 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 250 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transfer. This switch also provides flexibility with 3 modular slots, maximum MAC addresses of 32,768, and an aggregated stacking bandwidth of 960 Gbps, supporting up to 12 switches in a stack with a maximum stacking distance of 10 km.

FAQs for the ICX745048PE

  • What is the switching capacity of the 48-port 1 GbE switch PoE+ bundle?
    The switching capacity is 336 Gbps (data rate, full duplex).
  • How many fixed ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 48 fixed ports that support 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45.
  • What are the uplink capabilities of the switch?
    It includes 4×10 GbE SFP+ and 2×40 GbE QSFP+ for uplinks/stacking.
  • Can you detail the power supply specifications of the switch?
    The switch comes with a 1×1,000 W AC power supply. It supports a maximum output of 2×1,000 W for AC and 2×510 W for DC.
  • What is the maximum forwarding capacity of the device?
    The maximum forwarding capacity is 250 Mpps (data rate, full duplex).
  • What kind of modular slots and ports are available on this switch?
    It has 3 modular slots, with up to 4 1 Gbps SFP, 12 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+, 12 1/10GBASE-T RJ45, and 2 40 GbE QSFP+ modular ports.
  • How does the switch handle airflow?
    The switch is designed with one fan, supporting front-to-back airflow.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The dimensions are 440 mm W × 393.7 mm D × 43.7 mm H (1U), and it weighs 7.2 kg (15.87 lb).
  • What is the aggregated stacking bandwidth and maximum stacking density of this switch?
    The aggregated stacking bandwidth is 960 Gbps, with a maximum stacking density of 12 switches.
  • What environmental conditions is the switch designed to operate under?
    It operates at temperatures from −5°C to 50°C (23°F to 122°F) and a storage temperature from −40°C to 70°C (−40°F to 158°F), with an operating relative humidity of 10% to 90% at 50°C, non-condensing.

Product Review

The Brocade ICX7450-48PE switch offers a comprehensive set of features including 48 PoE+ ports for high-power device support, and flexible uplink/stacking options with 4x10 GbE SFP+ and 2x40 GbE QSFP+ ports, catering to diverse networking demands. Its high performance is evident in its 336 Gbps switching capacity and 250 Mpps forwarding capacity, ensuring efficient data handling even in demanding environments. However, the inclusion of only a single power supply and one fan may pose a risk to redundancy and cooling efficiency in scenarios requiring high availability and continuous operation.


The Brocade ICX7450-48PE is a high-performance, Ethernet switch designed to meet the demands of modern networks. This device is tailored for enterprises requiring reliable, scalable, and efficient networking solutions. It features 48 1 GbE ports with Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) capabilities, making it suitable for powering devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras directly through network cables, eliminating the need for additional power supplies. Key hardware specifications include: - Four 10 GbE SFP+ uplinks/stacking ports and two 40 GbE QSFP+ uplinks/stacking ports, providing high-speed connectivity and the flexibility needed for stacking and uplink connections. - A single 1,000 W AC power supply ensures sufficient power for the switch and connected PoE+ devices. The unit also includes one fan with front-to-back airflow, supporting efficient cooling even under heavy loads. - The switch boasts a switching capacity of 336 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 250 Mpps, ensuring high data throughput and reduced bottlenecks in busy networks. Additionally, the Brocade ICX7450-48PE offers:
  • Three modular slots, enhancing the switch's adaptability to various network requirements.
  • Aggregated stacking bandwidth of 960 Gbps and a maximum stacking density of 12 switches, enabling scalable network growth.
  • Support for up to 32,768 MAC addresses, accommodating large numbers of devices within the network.
In terms of connectivity, the switch's fixed ports include 48 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 ports. The modular port configuration allows for up to four 1 Gbps SFP, twelve 1/10 GbE SFP/SFP+, twelve 1/10GBASE-T RJ45, and two 40 GbE QSFP+ ports, providing a high degree of flexibility for different network architectures. The switch also supports a maximum stacking distance of 10 km, facilitating the connection of switches across different sites, which is particularly beneficial for organizations with distributed networks. Regarding power supply, the unit's rated maximum output is 2×1,000 W for AC and 2×510 W for DC, ensuring reliable operation even in demanding environments. The switch weighs 7.2 kg (15.87 lb) and measures 440 mm (17.323 in.) in width, 393.7 mm (15.5 in.) in depth, and 43.7 mm (1.720 in.) in height, fitting comfortably in a standard 1U rack space. The operating temperature range of −5°C to 50°C (23°F to 122°F) and storage temperature range of −40°C to 70°C (−40°F to 158°F), along with an operating relative humidity of 10% to 90% at 50°C, non-condensing, ensure the switch's reliability in various environmental conditions. In summary, the Brocade ICX7450-48PE switch is engineered for organizations needing a high-performance, scalable, and versatile networking solution. Its comprehensive set of features and specifications make it a suitable option for a wide range of applications, from small businesses to large enterprises.


Item Number and Producer Brocade ICX7450-48PE
Type 48-port 1 GbE PoE+ switch with 4×10 GbE and 2×40 GbE uplink/stacking capabilities
Power Unit 1×1,000 W AC supply
Cooling Single fan with airflow from front to back
Switching Throughput 336 Gbps bidirectional
Forwarding Rate 250 Mpps bidirectional
Base-T Ports 48×10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45
Expansion Slots 3
1 Gbps SFP Slots 4 maximum
1/10 Gbps SFP/SFP+ Slots 12 maximum
1/10GBASE-T RJ45 Ports 12 maximum
40 GbE QSFP+ Ports 2 maximum
Total Stacking Bandwidth 960 Gbps
Stacking Capacity Up to 12 switches
Stacking Range Up to 10 km
Input Voltage and Frequency AC: 100 to 240 VAC @ 50 to 60 Hz | DC: 40 to 60 VDC
MAC Address Capacity 32,768 entries
AC Power Output 2×1,000 W maximum
DC Power Output 2×510 W maximum
Weight 7.2 kg (15.87 lb)
Dimensions 440 mm W × 393.7 mm D × 43.7 mm H; 1U rack unit
Operational Temperature Range −5°C to 50°C (23°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature Range −40°C to 70°C (−40°F to 158°F)
Relative Humidity (Operating) 10% to 90% at 50°C, non-condensing

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