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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX-MPC1E-3D
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,674.00
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Product Description

The MX-MPC1E-3D is a Juniper plug-in module featuring a Junos Trio chipset to enhance bandwidth scaling, equipped with two slots for Modular Interface Cards (MICs) and supports both LAN-PHY (10.3125 Gbps) and WAN-PHY (9.953 Gbps) modes. It offers a system capacity of 1.92 Tbps, accommodates up to 80 1GbE or 10GbE connections, and includes capabilities for 16 10GbE DWDM and 4 100GbE DWDM interfaces. Designed for high-performance networking, this module requires 3.4 A @ 48 V (165 W) power, operates within a humidity range of 5% to 90%, and can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

Key Feature for the MX-MPC1E-3D

  • What are the layer support capabilities of the Enhanced MPC1?
    The Enhanced MPC1 supports full-scale Layer 2/Layer 2.5 and reduced scale Layer 3 features.
  • How much power does the Enhanced MPC1 require?
    It requires 3.4 A @ 48 V, totaling 165 W.
  • What is the weight of the Enhanced MPC1?
    The unit weighs 13.8 lb (6.3 kg).
  • How many slots for MICs does the Enhanced MPC1 have, and how are they labeled?
    It has two slots for MICs, labeled as PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3.
  • What chipset does the Enhanced MPC1 utilize for bandwidth scaling?
    It utilizes one Junos Trio chipset for increased bandwidth scaling.
  • What are the LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY mode speeds of the Enhanced MPC1?
    LAN-PHY mode operates at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps.
  • What form factor is the Enhanced MPC1, and how does it connect?
    The Enhanced MPC1 is a plug-in module that uses wired connectivity technology.
  • How many expansion slots does the Enhanced MPC1 have?
    It has one expansion slot.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude of the Enhanced MPC1?
    The maximum operating altitude is 10,000 ft (3048 m).
  • How many 10GbE DWDM ports does the Enhanced MPC1 support?
    It supports up to 16 10GbE DWDM ports.

Product Review

The Juniper MX-MPC1E-3D module offers a notable balance between performance and scalability, supporting a system capacity of 1.92 Tbps and including a Junos Trio chipset that enhances bandwidth scaling. However, it provides a reduced scale of Layer 3 features compared to its full-scale Layer 2/Layer 2.5 capabilities, which might limit its application in environments requiring extensive Layer 3 functionalities. Additionally, its power consumption of 165W and a weight of 13.8 lb (6.3 kg) necessitate careful consideration of power and space efficiency in dense network deployments.


The Juniper MX-MPC1E-3D is a Modular Port Concentrator (MPC) designed for Juniper MX series routers, offering advanced capabilities in bandwidth scaling, and supporting a mix of Layer 2, Layer 2.5, and Layer 3 connectivity options. This plug-in module is engineered to facilitate high-performance networking applications, including but not limited to, broadband remote access server (BRAS) deployments, business VPN services, and next-generation broadband multiplay services. At the core of the MX-MPC1E-3D is the Junos Trio chipset, which enables the module to efficiently manage and scale bandwidth. This chipset is crucial for applications requiring high throughput and performance. The module operates in both LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps, ensuring versatile connectivity and compatibility with different network standards. The hardware specifications of the MX-MPC1E-3D highlight its capacity for high-density networking environments. It features two slots for Modular Interface Cards (MICs), allowing for flexible network interface configurations. These slots are designated as PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3, supporting a range of interface options. The device has a power requirement of 3.4 A @ 48 V, translating to a power consumption of 165 W, and weighs 13.8 lb (6.3 kg), making it a considerable investment in terms of power efficiency and physical footprint in a network rack. This MPC supports a per slot capacity of 480 Gbps and a system capacity of up to 1.92 Tbps, suitable for high-capacity networking requirements. Additionally, the MX-MPC1E-3D is equipped with 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, enhancing its performance capabilities and enabling it to handle large routing tables and complex networking tasks with ease.
  • Enhanced port queuing options ensure efficient traffic management and prioritization.
  • Supports a maximum of 80 1GbE and 80 10GbE interfaces, alongside 16 10GbE DWDM and 4 100GbE DWDM interfaces, offering extensive connectivity options.
  • Operates within a wide range of humidity (5% to 90%) and can function at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m), ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions.
Designed as a rack-mountable unit, the MX-MPC1E-3D requires 5 rack units, with the capability to fit up to 9 systems per rack. This compact form factor, combined with its high system capacity, makes it an ideal solution for data centers and large enterprise networks looking to maximize space without compromising on performance. In summary, the Juniper MX-MPC1E-3D Modular Port Concentrator is a powerful networking module that offers a blend of high-capacity bandwidth, flexible interface options, and advanced traffic management features. It is specifically designed to meet the demands of modern high-performance, high-density networking environments, making it a valuable asset for any service provider or large enterprise network.


Item NumberMX-MPC1E-3D
TypeEnhanced MPC1 with advanced port queuing capabilities
Supported ProtocolsComprehensive Layer 2/2.5, basic Layer 3
Power Use165 Watts (3.4 Amps at 48 Volts)
Mass6.3 kilograms (13.8 pounds)
MIC SlotsDual, designated PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3
ChipsetJunos Trio for bandwidth expansion
LAN-PHY Data Rate10.3125 Gigabits per second
WAN-PHY Data Rate9.953 Gigabits per second
DesignPlug-in module
Data Link ProtocolWired
Expansion Slots1
Unit Height5 rack units
Max Units per Rack9
Available Slots2 for MPCs
Bandwidth per Slot480 Gigabits per second
Total Bandwidth1.92 Terabits per second
Humidity Range for Operation5% to 90%
Operating Elevation Limit3048 meters (10,000 feet)
Max 1GbE Interfaces80
Max 10GbE Interfaces80
10GbE DWDM Interfaces16
100GbE DWDM Interfaces4
Memory64 GB DDR4

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