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Product Line: Cisco NCS 5500 Series
Product Type: Modular Port Adapter
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Product Description

The NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S is equipped with one CFP2 port supporting 200 G speeds and two QSFP28/QSFP+ ports capable of 100 G speeds, designed for high-capacity data networking applications. It operates within a 0 °C to 40 °C temperature range and supports a 90 to 265 VAC input voltage, ensuring adaptability in various operating environments. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 3,329,000 hours, this module offers reliability for Cisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Chassis, facilitating optical fiber connectivity with 100 and 200 Gigabit Ethernet technologies.

FAQs for the NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S

  • What is the speed of the CFP2 port on the device?
    The CFP2 port operates at a speed of 200 Gbps.
  • How many QSFP28/QSFP+ ports are available?
    There are 2 QSFP28/QSFP+ ports.
  • What is the typical power consumption of this networking hardware?
    The typical power consumption is 60 W.
  • What Ethernet technologies are supported by this device?
    It supports 100 Gigabit Ethernet and 200 Gigabit Ethernet technologies.
  • Can you specify the maximum power consumption?
    The maximum power consumption is 75 W.
  • What type of media does the device support?
    The device supports optical fiber media.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this hardware?
    The MTBF is 3,329,000 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for this device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • How many expansion slots does the device feature?
    There are 3 expansion slots available.
  • What is the compatibility of this networking hardware?
    It is compatible with the Cisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Chassis.

Product Review

The CISCO NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S module excels in delivering high-speed connectivity with one CFP2 port capable of 200G and two QSFP28/QSFP+ ports supporting 100G, tailored for demanding data networking applications within the Cisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Chassis. However, its power consumption, while generally efficient at 60W typical, can peak up to 75W, which may impact operational costs in high-density deployments. With an impressive MTBF of over 3.3 million hours, it promises reliability, but the operating temperature range limits its deployment in environments exceeding 40°C without additional cooling solutions.


The CISCO NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S module is a versatile and high-performance network interface card designed for data networking applications, specifically tailored for the Cisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Chassis. This module enhances network efficiency by facilitating high-speed data transfer and connectivity options. It is equipped with a combination of CFP2 and QSFP28/QSFP+ ports, supporting advanced Ethernet technology and network standards for optimum performance in demanding data networking environments. Key hardware specifications include: - One CFP2 port capable of 200 Gbps speed, providing a high-bandwidth interface for network backbones or core layers, where massive data throughput is a necessity. - Two QSFP28/QSFP+ ports, each capable of 100 Gbps, allowing for flexible connectivity options and the ability to handle substantial data rates, making it suitable for aggregation layers or high-speed connections between data centers. - Typical power consumption is measured at 60 W, with a maximum power consumption of 75 W, ensuring efficient power usage relative to its high-performance capabilities. The module supports optical fiber media, enabling long-distance, high-speed data transmission with reduced signal degradation compared to copper media. It is designed to operate within a broad range of environmental conditions, with operational temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and storage temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity levels are maintained between 5% to 95% (noncondensing) for both operating and storage conditions, ensuring reliability and durability in various environments. Its designed altitude range extends up to 10,000 ft, offering flexibility in deployment across different geographical locations. Additional specifications include: - A Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 3,329,000 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime for critical network infrastructure. - Three expansion slots, adding to the module's versatility by allowing further customization and scalability to meet specific network requirements. - AC input voltage ranges from 90 to 265 VAC, and DC input voltage ranges from -40 to -72 VDC, accommodating various power supplies and enhancing the module's adaptability across different data centers. - The airflow direction is from front to back, ensuring effective cooling and stable operation under heavy workloads. Compatibility with the Cisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Chassis ensures seamless integration into existing network infrastructures, providing a streamlined upgrade path without the need for extensive modifications. This module is an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their network's speed, reliability, and scalability, supporting 100 Gigabit and 200 Gigabit Ethernet technologies for high-speed data networking applications.


Part NumberCISCO NC55-MPA-1TH2H-S
ManufacturerCisco Systems
CFP2 Interface Count1
QSFP28/QSFP+ Interface Count2
Speed of CFP2 Interface200Gbps
Speed of QSFP28/QSFP+ Interface100Gbps
Average Power Usage60 Watts
Peak Power Usage75 Watts
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)3,329,000 Hours
Supported Transmission MediumOptical Fiber
Supported Ethernet Standards100GbE, 200GbE
Network Interface Technology100GBase-X
Number of Expansion Slots3
Intended UseData Networking
Operating Temperature Range0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity Range5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Operable Altitude Range0 to 10,000 feet
AC Power Requirements90V to 265V AC
DC Power Requirements-40V to -72V DC
Cooling Airflow DirectionFront to Back
Compatible SystemsCisco NCS 5500 Series Modular Chassis

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