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Cisco MGX-XM60 Switching Module

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Product Overview

The Cisco® MGX® 8000 Series Multiservice Switches are a scalable family of multiservice switches, scaling from 1.2 Gbps to 180 Gbps redundant switching capacity and from DS0 to OC-192/STM-64 interface capacity. This scalability provides exceptional savings and efficiency for network operations and services growth. The Cisco MGX 8000 family includes the Cisco MGX 8850, MGX 8850/B, MGX 8830/B and MGX 8950 Multiservice Switches.

The Cisco MGX-XM60 Switching Module is the switch fabric that powers the Cisco MGX 8950 Advanced ATM Multiservice Switch. The Cisco MGX-XM60 provides 60 Gbps of full-duplex nonblocking switching capacity. Each Cisco MGX 8950 can be configured with up to four Cisco XM-60s to provide 240 Gbps of switching capacity for the system.
The Cisco MGX-XM60 Switching Module meets service providers' demand for carrier-class availability by offering hot-standby, load-sharing redundancy. (Refer to Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Cisco MGX-XM60

Technical Specifications

The Cisco MGX-XM60 Switching Module has the following primary features:

• Single-height card

• 60-Gbps nonblocking crosspoint switch fabric

• Dynamic sharing of capacity across multiple Cisco XM-60s, allowing for N + 1 redundancy

• Four installed in each Cisco MGX 8950 for 240-Gbps total capacity, 180-Gbps redundant capacity

• Hot card insertion/removal

• Complete separation from control processor, allowing data forwarding in the event of control card failure

Table 1 provides product specifications.

Table 1. Product Specifications



Chassis compatibility

MGX 8950

Software compatibility

MGX S/W Releases supporting MGX-XM60:

• MGX Rls 4.0.15 and above

Network management

• Managed by Cisco WAN Manager Software suite
• Based on Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)


• Input power required: -48 VDC
• Power consumption: 61 W

Physical dimensions

H x D: 7.25 x 16.5 in. (18.41 x 41.91 cm)


3.5 lb

Environmental conditions

• Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
• Operating Temperature:
• Normal: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
• Short term: -5°C to 50°C (23°F to 122°F)
• Relative Humidity:
• Normal: 5% to 85%
• Short-term: 5% to 90% but not to exceed 0.024 kg water/kg of dry air

Short-term refers to a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in 1 year. (This refers to a total of 360 hours in any given year, but no more than 15 occurrences during that 1 year period.)

Approvals and Compliance

Table 2 lists compliance and agency approval details.

Table 2. Compliance and Agency Approvals

Compliance Type


Safety standards

• UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
• IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety
• ACA TS001
• AS/NZS 60950
• FDA-Code of Federal Regulations Laser Safety


• FCC Class A
• ICES 003 Class A
• AS/NZS 3548 Class A
• CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class A
• VCCI Class A
• BSMI Class A
• IEC/EN 61000-3-2: Power Line Harmonics
• IEC/EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker

Immunity (basic standards)

• IEC/EN-61000-4-2: Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (8kV Contact, 15kV Air)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity (10V/m)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient Immunity (2kV AC Power, 1kV DC Power)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge AC Port (2kV CM, 2kV DM)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Signal Ports (1kV)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge DC Port (1kV)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-6: Immunity to Conducted Disturbances (10Vrms)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity (30A/m)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-11: Voltage DIPS, Short Interruptions, and Voltage Variations

Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS)

This product is designed to meet the following requirements (qualification in progress):

• SR-3580: NEBS Criteria Levels (Level 3)
• GR-1089-CORE: NEBS EMC and Safety
• GR-63-CORE: NEBS Physical Protection

Telcordia CLEI

• GR-485-CORE - CLEI coding
• GR-383-CORE - CLEI code product label
• GR-209-CORE - PCN Process

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Homepage. Table 3 gives ordering information.

Table 3. Ordering Information

Product Part Number

Product Name


60G Switch Fabric Card 

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