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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: line card
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Product Description

The MX-MPC2-3D-Q Juniper module supports per-IFL HQoS with up to 256,000 queues, and is equipped with two Junos Trio chipsets to enhance scaling capabilities in bandwidth, subscribers, and services. It operates in LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps, with a power requirement of 5.7 A @ 48 V (274 W). The system offers a 40 Tbps throughput with configurations up to 100GbE 40, 200GbE 16, and 400GbE 8, ensuring high-performance and redundancy in power.

FAQs for the MX-MPC2-3D-Q

  • What is the maximum number of queues supported by the per-IFL HQoS?
    The per-IFL HQoS supports up to 256,000 queues, with a maximum of 128,000 egress queues.
  • How do the Junos Trio chipsets enhance the device?
    The two Junos Trio chipsets provide increased scaling for bandwidth, subscribers, and services.
  • What are the power requirements for this networking device?
    It requires 5.7 A at 48 V, totaling approximately 274 W.
  • Can you specify the weight of the device when fully configured?
    When fully configured, the device weighs approximately 130 lb (59 kg).
  • What connectivity options are available in terms of LAN and WAN?
    The device supports LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps.
  • How many slots are available for MICs, and how are they labeled?
    There are two slots available for MICs, labeled as PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    The dimensions are 17.5” in width, 8.7” in height, and 23.8” in depth.
  • Describe the system's power redundancy features.
    The system supports N+N power redundancy, ensuring continuous operation in the event of a power supply failure.
  • What is the system throughput and per slot capacity?
    The system throughput is 40 Tbps, with a per slot capacity of 4 Tbps.
  • How many 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE ports does the device support?
    The device supports 40 100GbE ports, 16 200GbE ports, and 8 400GbE ports.

Product Review

The Juniper MX-MPC2-3D-Q offers significant bandwidth and subscriber scaling capabilities, thanks to its dual Junos Trio chipsets, supporting both LAN-PHY at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY at 9.953 Gbps modes for versatile connectivity options. However, its L3 features are not as comprehensive as its L2/L2.5 capabilities, which might limit its application in environments requiring advanced routing functionalities. Additionally, with a power requirement of 274W and a substantial weight of 14 lb (unconfigured) to 130 lb (fully configured), it demands considerable power and physical space, which could be a drawback in more constrained setups.


The Juniper MX-MPC2-3D-Q is a high-performance modular line card designed for the Juniper MX series routers, providing advanced networking capabilities and scalability options. This line card is equipped with two Junos Trio chipsets, enhancing the router's bandwidth, subscriber management, and service delivery capabilities. It supports both LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps, offering flexibility in deployment options based on network requirements. With a focus on quality of service (QoS) and hierarchical quality of service (HQoS), the MX-MPC2-3D-Q can manage up to 256,000 queues, with a maximum of 128,000 egress queues. This capability ensures efficient traffic prioritization and management, essential for maintaining service levels in diverse network environments. The card includes comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 2.5 capabilities, along with reduced scale Layer 3 features, providing a versatile solution for various networking applications. The hardware specifications of the MX-MPC2-3D-Q include: - Power requirement: 5.7 A at 48 V (274 W), ensuring efficient power usage. - Weight: 14 lb (6.4 kg) when unconfigured, with a fully configured weight of 130 lb (59 kg), indicating its robust build and capacity for additional modules. - Physical dimensions: The card measures 17.5 inches in width, 8.7 inches in height, and 23.8 inches in depth, designed for easy installation in standard networking racks with options for front or center mounting. The MX-MPC2-3D-Q offers two slots for Modular Interface Cards (MICs), labeled PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3, allowing for further expansion and customization of the router's capabilities. This feature enables network administrators to tailor the router’s functionality to specific network requirements, enhancing the router's versatility and application scope. Equipped to support up to three connectivity slots, the MX-MPC2-3D-Q is designed for high-capacity networking environments. With a per-slot capacity of 4 Tbps and a system throughput of 40 Tbps, it is capable of handling extensive data traffic, making it suitable for large-scale networks. The line card supports a variety of Ethernet interfaces, including 100GbE (40 ports), 200GbE (16 ports), and 400GbE (8 ports), providing vast connectivity options for different network architectures. Additionally, the MX-MPC2-3D-Q is designed with redundancy in mind, featuring N+N power redundancy to ensure uninterrupted service and network reliability. This redundancy is crucial for mission-critical applications where continuous network availability is a must. In summary, the Juniper MX-MPC2-3D-Q line card is a powerful and scalable networking solution, designed to meet the needs of complex, high-demand network environments. Its extensive QoS capabilities, combined with high scalability and redundancy features, make it an ideal choice for service providers and enterprises looking to enhance their network infrastructure with high-performance, reliable networking hardware.


Item Number MX-MPC2-3D-Q
Manufacturer Juniper
Quality of Service per Interface Up to 256,000 queues, with a maximum of 128,000 for departure
Capabilities Comprehensive Layer 2/2.5 support, partial Layer 3 functionality
Power Consumption 274W, requiring 5.7A at 48V
Mass 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms)
MIC Slots 2, designated as PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3
Chipsets Dual Junos Trio, enhancing scalability for bandwidth, subscribers, and services
LAN-PHY Data Rate 10.3125 Gigabits per second
WAN-PHY Data Rate 9.953 Gigabits per second
Connectivity Expansion Support for up to three slots
Weight When Fully Equipped 130 pounds (59 kilograms)
Dimensions 17.5 inches wide, 8.7 inches tall, 23.8 inches deep
Mounting Options Both front and center mounting
Power Supply Range DC: -40V to -72V, AC: 100V to 240V
Number of Slots 10
Capacity per Slot 4 Terabits per second
Total System Capacity 40 Terabits per second
100GbE Ports Supported 40
200GbE Ports Supported 16
400GbE Ports Supported 8
Redundancy Configuration N+N power redundancy

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