Skip to content


by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: Expansion Module
Sold out
Original price $0.00 - Original price $0.00
Original price
$0.00 - $0.00
Current price $0.00
Title: Surplus

Orders typically ship within 1-3 Business days, if you need an item to ship sooner please contact us.

Product Description

The MPC5E-40G10G Juniper line card supports 6x40GbE and 24x10GbE ports with line-rate throughput of up to 240 Gbps, designed for both L2/L2.5 and reduced-scale L3 networking functions. It enables advanced networking features, including optical diagnostics, supports up to 32,000 queues per-slot with HQoS, and offers both LAN-PHY (10.3125 Gbps) and WAN-PHY (9.95328 Gbps) modes. The card operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0° to 46° C and up to an altitude of 6000 feet, ensuring reliable performance in diverse networking environments.

FAQs for the MPC5E-40G10G

  • What is the maximum line-rate throughput capability of this line card?
    The line card supports line-rate throughput of up to 240 Gbps.
  • How does the optional license enhance the line card's capabilities?
    The optional license allows the line card to support up to 32,000 queues with Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS).
  • What are the supported modes and their respective speeds for the 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports?
    The 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports support LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.95328 Gbps on a per-port basis.
  • Can you detail the weight and the operational altitude limit of this line card?
    The line card weighs 21 lb (9.52 kg) and can operate at altitudes of up to 6000 feet.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges for this hardware?
    Operating temperature ranges from 32° to 115° F (0° to 46° C) at sea level, with an operating humidity range of 5% to 90%.
  • What types of Ethernet ports does this line card offer and how are they labeled?
    It offers six 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports labeled 2/0 through 2/2 and 3/0 through 3/2, and twenty-four 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • What is the supported Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size on this line card?
    The line card supports an MTU size of up to 9,192 bytes, with certain conditions allowing up to 9,500 bytes.
  • How does power consumption vary with temperature on this line card?
    Power consumption varies with temperature: 469 W at 25°C, 496 W at 40°C, and 558 W at 55°C with the default configuration.
  • What advanced feature does the line card offer for 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports?
    It supports optical transport network (OTN) on 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • What are the Layer 2, Layer 2.5, and Layer 3 capabilities of the line card?
    The line card comes with full-scale Layer 2 and Layer 2.5 features, and reduced scale Layer 3 features, with an option to enhance capabilities via license.

Product Review

The Juniper MPC5E-40G10G line card offers flexible connectivity options with six 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports and twenty-four 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports, catering to diverse network demands. It provides comprehensive support for both Layer 2 and reduced Layer 3 features, with the option to enhance functionality via a license, albeit at an additional cost. However, its significant weight of 21 lb and power consumption that scales with temperature, up to 558 W at 55°C, may limit its deployment in environments with strict power and space constraints.


The Juniper MPC5E-40G10G is a versatile and high-capacity line card designed for advanced networking requirements. It integrates seamlessly with Juniper's MX Series routers, providing a mix of speed and density that suits a variety of network demands. This product is particularly suited for environments that require high bandwidth and efficient data handling capabilities. At its core, the MPC5E-40G10G offers a dual configuration option with six 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports and twenty-four 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports. This flexibility allows network architects to design for current needs while planning for future bandwidth expansions. The card's ability to operate in both LAN-PHY mode, at a rate of 10.3125 Gbps, and WAN-PHY mode, at 9.95328 Gbps per port, ensures compatibility across different network architectures and standards. The hardware specifications highlight the card's capacity for handling extensive data throughput with a line-rate performance of up to 240 Gbps. This capability ensures that data flows efficiently through the network without bottlenecks, even under heavy load. Additionally, the MPC5E-40G10G supports a high Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size of up to 9,192 bytes, with an option to extend to 9,500 bytes, accommodating large data packets for optimized network performance. Key features of the Juniper MPC5E-40G10G include: - Optical diagnostics and alarm functionalities that provide real-time monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities, ensuring high network reliability and uptime. - The card's support for up to 32,000 queues per slot with Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS), enhancing the network's ability to manage and prioritize traffic efficiently. - An optional license that expands the feature set to include full-scale Layer 2 and Layer 2.5 capabilities, along with reduced scale Layer 3 features, offering flexibility in network design and deployment. The hardware's design considers operational conditions, with the ability to function at altitudes of up to 6000 feet and within a chassis temperature range up to 40°C. Its power consumption varies with temperature, ranging from 469 W at 25°C to 558 W at 55°C, underlining the card's energy efficiency in different operational environments. The Juniper MPC5E-40G10G is also designed with operational resilience in mind, supporting an operating temperature range from 32° to 115° F (0° to 46°C) at sea level and an operating humidity of 5% to 90%. These specifications ensure reliable performance across a wide range of environmental conditions. Weighing 21 lb (9.52 kg), the card is robust yet manageable within the physical infrastructure of a data center. Its support for optical transport network (OTN) on the 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports extends its utility in metropolitan area networks (MANs) and wide area networks (WANs), providing high-speed connectivity and efficient data transport services. In conclusion, the Juniper MPC5E-40G10G line card is a high-performance networking solution that offers a blend of speed, capacity, and flexibility. Its advanced features and specifications make it a suitable choice for complex networking environments that require reliable, high-capacity data handling capabilities.


Part NumberMPC5E-40G10G
Configuration OptionsFixed configuration of 6x40GbE or 24x10GbE interfaces, with comprehensive L2 and L2.5 capabilities, and limited L3 functionalities; extendable through an additional license
HQoS Queues SupportEnables up to 32,000 queues with Hierarchical Quality of Service
Weight21 lb (9.52 kg)
40-Gigabit Ethernet InterfacesSix ports available
10-Gigabit Ethernet InterfacesTwenty-four ports available
Optical Monitoring and AlertsIncludes optical diagnostics and alarm functionality
Maximum Throughput240 Gbps line-rate performance
Per-Slot Queue SupportSupports up to 32,000 queues
LAN-PHY Data Rate10.3125 Gbps per port
WAN-PHY Data Rate9.95328 Gbps per port
Supported MTU Size9,192 bytes and 9,500 bytes
40-GbE Port Labels2/0 to 2/2 and 3/0 to 3/2
Maximum Operating AltitudeUp to 6000 feet
Maximum Chassis Temperature40°C
Power ConsumptionTypical: 460 W (9.68 A @ 48 V)
Power Consumption at Various Temperatures558 W at 55°C, 496 W at 40°C, 469 W at 25°C
OTN Support on 10-GbE PortsSupported
Operating Temperature Range32° to 115° F (0° to 46° C) at sea level
Operating Humidity Range5% to 90%

Compare products

{"one"=>"Select 2 or 3 items to compare", "other"=>"{{ count }} of 3 items selected"}

Select first item to compare

Select second item to compare

Select third item to compare