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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: expansion module
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Product Description

The MX-MPC2E-3D Juniper module features enhanced MPC2 with port queuing, supporting full scale L2/L2.5 and reduced scale L3 functionalities. It is powered by two Junos Trio chipsets, enabling increased bandwidth, subscriber, and service scaling, with LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps. The unit requires 5.7 A @ 48 V (274 W), weighs 14 lb (6.4 kg), offers two slots for MICs, and, when fully configured, weighs 130 lb (59 kg), with physical dimensions of 17.5" in width, 8.7" in height, and 23.8" in depth, and supports up to three connectivity slots, 10 slots with a per slot capacity of 4 Tbps, achieving a system throughput of 40 Tbps.

FAQs for the MX-MPC2E-3D

  • What are the power requirements for the Enhanced MPC2?
    The power requirement is 5.7 A @ 48 V (274 W).
  • How many slots for MICs does the part include?
    There are two slots for MICs labeled PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3.
  • What chipsets does the Enhanced MPC2 utilize?
    It utilizes two Junos Trio chipsets for increased scaling for bandwidth, subscribers, and services.
  • Can the Enhanced MPC2 operate in both LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY modes?
    Yes, it operates in LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.953 Gbps.
  • What is the weight of the Enhanced MPC2?
    The weight is 14 lb (6.4 kg).
  • How many connectivity slots does the part support?
    It supports up to three connectivity slots.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the Enhanced MPC2?
    The dimensions are 17.5" in width, 8.7" in height, and 23.8" in depth.
  • What power sources are compatible with the Enhanced MPC2?
    It is compatible with -40 to -72 V DC and 100 to 240 V AC power sources.
  • How does the Enhanced MPC2 support redundancy?
    It supports redundancy with N+N power.
  • What is the maximum system throughput capability?
    The system throughput capability is 40 Tbps.

Product Review

The Juniper MX-MPC2E-3D offers high scalability in bandwidth, subscribers, and services thanks to its two Junos Trio chipsets, with a system throughput of 40 Tbps and options for 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE interfaces. Its power consumption is relatively efficient at 274W, but the weight of 14 lb (6.4 kg) for the module and 130 lb (59 kg) when fully configured might pose challenges for handling and installation. The card supports both LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY modes, providing flexibility in deployment, but its L3 features are at a reduced scale, which could limit its application in environments requiring extensive Layer 3 functionalities.


The Juniper MX-MPC2E-3D module is a high-capacity, versatile networking card designed for the MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers. It leverages two Junos Trio chipsets, enhancing the router's capabilities in scaling bandwidth, subscribers, and services. This module is specifically engineered to support a wide range of networking features across both layer 2, layer 2.5, and a reduced set of layer 3 functionalities, catering to diverse networking demands. A notable aspect of the MX-MPC2E-3D is its dual-slot configuration for Modular Interface Cards (MICs), labeled PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3. These slots enable flexible network connectivity and services expansion, ensuring the router can adapt to evolving network requirements. The card operates efficiently, requiring a power input of 5.7 A at 48 V, translating to a total power consumption of 274 W. Despite its power-packed performance, the unit maintains a moderate weight of 14 lb (6.4 kg) when unconfigured, reaching up to 130 lb (59 kg) when fully equipped, showcasing its substantial capacity for network expansion. Regarding connectivity, the MX-MPC2E-3D supports both LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY modes, operating at 10.3125 Gbps and 9.953 Gbps, respectively. This dual-mode functionality ensures seamless integration into various network architectures, offering flexibility in deployment scenarios. The card's physical dimensions are meticulously designed to fit into standard networking racks, with a width of 17.5 inches, a height of 8.7 inches, and a depth of 23.8 inches. It also provides options for front or center mounting, accommodating different installation environments. The MX-MPC2E-3D is built to work within a broad power range, accepting both DC and AC inputs. This includes -40 to -72 V DC and 100 to 240 V AC, ensuring compatibility with diverse power supplies and enhancing the module's deployment flexibility across different geographical regions and facility types.
  • Enhanced port queuing and support for full-scale L2/L2.5 and reduced scale L3 features.
  • Two Junos Trio chipsets for superior scaling capabilities in bandwidth, subscribers, and services.
  • Flexibility in power supply with support for both DC and AC inputs, accommodating a wide range of deployment scenarios.
In terms of system capacity, the MX-MPC2E-3D impresses with a per-slot capacity of 4 Tbps and an overall system throughput of 40 Tbps. This high throughput is complemented by support for a significant number of high-speed Ethernet ports, including 40 ports of 100GbE, 16 ports of 200GbE, and 8 ports of 400GbE. Furthermore, the module ensures network reliability through its N+N redundancy power system, safeguarding against power failures and enhancing network uptime. In summary, the Juniper MX-MPC2E-3D is a powerful networking module that combines flexibility, high-capacity, and efficient power usage. It is ideal for enterprises and service providers looking to scale their network infrastructure with a reliable, high-performance solution that supports a broad spectrum of networking features and services.


Item Number MX-MPC2E-3D
Manufacturer Juniper Networks
Description Enhanced MPC2 featuring port queuing; supports complete Layer 2/2.5 capabilities and limited Layer 3 functionalities
Power Consumption 274 Watts, 5.7 Amps at 48 Volts
Unit Weight 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms)
MIC Slots Two, designated as PIC 0/1 and PIC 2/3
Processing Chips Two Junos Trio chipsets for enhanced bandwidth, subscriber, and services scaling
LAN-PHY Data Rate 10.3125 Gigabits per second
WAN-PHY Data Rate 9.953 Gigabits per second
Connectivity Expansion Maximum of three slots
Max Weight Configured 130 pounds (59 kilograms)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5" x 8.7" x 23.8"
Mounting Options Front or center mount
Power Supply Options -40 to -72 V DC or 100 to 240 V AC
Slot Capacity 10 slots with a per-slot throughput of 4 Terabits per second
Total System Throughput 40 Terabits per second
100GbE Ports 40 ports
200GbE Ports 16 ports
400GbE Ports 8 ports
Power Redundancy N+N configuration

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