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Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 Series Performance Route Processor-2

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The Cisco® XR 12000 and 12000 Series Performance Route Processor-2 (PRP-2) is the next-generation route processor for all Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 series routers. The Cisco PRP-2 offers up to 100-percent performance improvement on most system tasks, up to 4 GB of memory, a Gigabit Ethernet management port, and a hard drive option. The Cisco PRP-2 delivers the scalability needed for service and network convergence. It also provides a Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) interface, a component of the Cisco XR 12000 and Cisco 12000 series BITS architecture that will enable network service synchronization on the platform in the future.

Product Overview

The Cisco PRP-2 (Figure 1) is the next-generation route processor for the Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 series routers, addressing the unique route processing requirements of carrier-grade IP and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packet infrastructures. It is responsible for the following functions:

• Executing routing protocol stacks

• Performing all protocol communications with other routers

• Building and distributing forwarding information to all line cards

• Uploading the operating system software system images to all installed line cards upon powering up

• Providing out-of-band system console and auxiliary ports and an Ethernet port for router configuration and maintenance

• Monitoring and managing the power and temperature of system components such as line cards, power supplies, and fans

Figure 1. Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 Series PRP-2

The Cisco PRP-2 delivers all these functions with enhanced performance and capabilities. It also delivers the following feature enhancements (depending on the software version running):

• Gigabit Ethernet management port

• Hard-drive support (optional part)

• BITS input ports

• Up to 4 GB compact image Flash memory support (optional part)

• Memory scalability up to 4 GB

The Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 series routers are a portfolio of intelligent routing solutions that scale from 2.5 to n x 10 Gbps/slot capacity, enabling carrier-class IP/MPLS networks and accelerating the evolution toward IP Next-Generation Networks. Built upon a foundation of investment protection, this portfolio delivers up to 1.28 terabits per second switching capacity with wire-speed feature performance, scalability, and graceful hardware and software upgrade paths.
For a detailed list of feature support for Cisco IOS ® XR Software and Cisco IOS Software on these products, refer to the release notes of the appropriate version.

Product Specifications

Table 1. Technical Specifications



Chassis Compatibility

• Cisco 12816, 12810, 12416, 12410, 12406, 12404, 12016, 12012, 12010, 12008, 12006, and 12004 routers
• Cisco XR 12416, XR 12410, XR 12406, XR 12404, XR 12016, XR 12010, XR 12006, and XR 12004 routers

PRP-2 Memory Options

• One or two 1-GB synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)
• One or two 2-GB SDRAM modules
• 64-MB Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) PC Card
• 128-MB ATA PC Card
• 256-MB ATA PC Card
• 512-MB ATA PC Card
• 1-GB ATA PC Card
• 2-GB ATA PC Card
• 4-GB ATA PC Card
• 1-GB compact flash for image storage
• 2-GB compact flash for image storage
• 4-GB compact flash for image storage
• 40-GB hard drive


• Console port (RJ-45 connector)
• Auxiliary port (RJ-45 connector)
• Two 10/100 Ethernet ports (RJ-45 connectors)
• One 10/100/1000 Ethernet port over copper (with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(30)S)
• Two RJ-48 connectors for BITS input clocks (for future BITS option)

Table 2. Power Requirements






Alphanumeric and LED status display

Table 3. Physical and Environmental Specifications




• Operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Storage: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)


• Operating (noncondensing): 10-90%
• Storage (noncondensing): 5-95%

Dimensions (H x W x D)

14.5 x 1.25 x 18.5 in. (36.8 x 3.2 x 45.7 cm) (occupies single thin slot)


6.0 lb (2.7 kg)

Table 4. Regulatory Approvals




• UL 60950
• CSA 22.2-No. 60950
• EN60950
• IEC 60950 CB Scheme
• ACA TS001
• AS/NZS 3260


• FCC Class A
• ICES 003 Class A
• AS/NZS 3548 Class B
• CISPR 22 Class B
• EN55022/EN50082-1 Class B
• ETSI EN 300 386 (EN55022 Class B)
• VCCI Class B


• EN 61000-4-2, ESD Level 4 (15-kV air, 8-kV contact)
• EN 61000-4-3, radiated immunity Level 3 (10V/m)
• EN 61000-4-4 EFT Level 4
• EN 61000-4-5 surge
• EN 61000-4-6 conducted immunity Level 3 (10V)
• EN 61000-4-11 voltage dips and sags
• EN 55024


EN 300 386/EN 300 386-2 Class B

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

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

• SR-3580---NEBS: criteria levels (Level 3 compliant)
• GR-63-Core---NEBS: physical protection
• GR-1089-Core---NEBS: EMC and safety

Availability and Ordering

Table 5. Ordering Information

Product Description

Part Number

Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 Series Performance Router Processor-2

• PRP-2
• XR-PRP-2

Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 Series Performance Router Processor-2 (redundant option)

• PRP-2/R
• XR-PRP-2/R

Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 Series Performance Router Processor-2 (spare)

• PRP-2=

Cisco 12000 Series One 1-GB SDRAM


Cisco 12000 Series Two 1-GB SDRAM, available as factory upgrade only

• 2MEM-PRP2-1G

Cisco 12000 Series 2-GB SDRAM

• MEM-PRP2-2G=

Cisco 12000 Series 4-GB SDRAM


Cisco 12000 Series 64-MB ATA PC Card (flash disk)

• MEM-12KRP-FD64M=

Cisco 12000 Series 128-MB ATA PC Card (flash disk) (and spare)

• MEM-12KRP-FD128M
• MEM-12KRP-FD128M=

Cisco 12000 Series 256-MB ATA PC Card (flash disk) (and spare)

• MEM-12KRP-FD256M
• MEM-12KRP-FD256M=

Cisco 12000 series 512-MB ATA PC Card (flash disk) (and spare)

• MEM-12KRP-FD512M
• MEM-12KRP-FD512M=

Cisco 12000 Series 1-GB ATA PC Card (flash disk) (and spare)


Cisco 12000 series 2-GB ATA PC Card (flash disk) (and spare)


Cisco 12000 series 4-GB ATA PC Card (flash disk) (and spare)


Cisco 12000 Series 40-GB Hard Drive for PRP-2 (and spare)

• HD-PRP2-40G
• HD-PRP2-40G=

Cisco 12000 series 2-GB Compact Flash Module for PRP-2 (and spare)


Cisco 12000 series 4-GB Compact Flash Module for PRP-2 (and spare)


Cisco 12000 Series 1-GB Compact Flash Module for PRP-2 (and spare)


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