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Cisco 4400 Series Integrated Services Router 1-, 2 , and 4-Port Serial Network Interface Modules Data Sheet

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Cisco® 4400 Series Integrated Services Router Network Interface Modules (ISRNIMs) provide highly reliable synchronous serial WAN connections for remote sites. These interfaces use well-known point-to-point WAN protocols such as High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) as well as Frame Relay, offering cost-effective virtualized WAN connections in both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint designs. You can mix and match NIMs to tailor cost-effective solutions for common networking solutions for low- and high-density WAN aggregation.

Cisco offers three new synchronous serial NIMs:

Cisco 1-Port Serial WAN Network Interface Card (NIM-1T)

Cisco 2-Port Serial WAN Network Interface Card (NIM-2T)

Cisco 4-Port Serial WAN Network Interface Card (NIM-4T)

WAN Access and Aggregation

Figure 1 shows two typical serial WAN connection scenarios between two locations. With support for serial speeds up to 8 Mbps per port, the 2- and 4-port serial NIMs are ideal for low- and medium-density WAN aggregation (Figure 2). Bisynchronous and X.25 standards are not supported on these modules.

Figure 1. WAN Connections (Sync)

Figure 2. WAN Concentration

Ordering Information

Table 1 gives ordering information, and Table 2 lists supported platforms and quantities.

Table 1. Cisco 1- and 2-Port Serial NIMs

Part Number

Description

NIM-1T

1-Port Serial WAN Interface Card

NIM-2T

2-Port Serial WAN Interface Card

NIM-4T

4-Port Serial WAN Interface Card

The Cisco 4400 Series ISRs require Cisco IOS® Software Release XE3.12 or later and the IP Base feature set as a minimum.

Table 2. Supported Platforms and Quantities

Platforms

NIM-1T

NIM-2T

NIM-4T

Cisco 4451-X

3

3

3

Connectors and Cabling

The NIM-1T, NIM-2T, and NIM-4T use Cisco Smart Serial connectors. These ports use the same connectors and cabling as the HWIC-4A/S and HWIC-2A/S modules for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISRG2) routers. The supported cables are noted in Table 3.

Table 3. Smart Serial Cabling for NIM-1T, NIM-2T, and NIM-4T

Product Number

Cable Type

Length

Connector Type

CAB-SS-V35MT

V.35 DTE

10 ft (3m)

Male

CAB-SS-V35FC

V.35 DCE

10 ft (3m)

Female

CAB-SS-232MT

EIA/TIA-232 DTE

10 ft (3m)

Male

CAB-SS-232FC

EIA/TIA-232 DCE

10 ft (3m)

Female

CAB-SS-449MT

EIA/TIA-449 DTE

10 ft (3m)

Male

CAB-SS-449FC

EIA/TIA-449 DCE

10 ft (3m)

Female

CAB-SS-X21MT

X.21 DTE

10 ft (3m)

Male

CAB-SS-X21FC

X.21 DCE

10 ft (3m)

Female

CAB-SS-530MT

EIA/TIA-530 DTE

10 ft (3m)

Male

CAB-SS-530AMT

EIA/TIA-530A DTE

10 ft (3m)

Male

Specifications

NIM specifications are listed in Tables 4 and 5.

Table 4. NIM Signaling and Telecom Specifications

Specification

NIM-1T

NIM-2T

NIM-4T

Synchronous support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Synchronous maximum speed (per port)

8 Mbps

8 Mbps

8 Mbps

Serial protocols

EIA-232, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, and X.21

EIA-232, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, and X.21

EIA-232, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, and X.21

Telecomm post, telephone, and telegraph (PTT)

TBR1 and 2
JATE digital
TBR1 and 2
JATE digital
TBR1 and 2
JATE digital

Table 5. Homologation Specifications for NIM-1T, NIM-2T, and NIM-4T

Specification

Data

Safety

UL 60950-1 (United States)
CAN/CSA 22.2, 60950-1 (Canada)
AS/NZS 60950-1 (Australia/New Zealand)
EN60950-1 (Europe)
IEC 60950-1 (International)

Immunity

EN300386
CISPR24
EN55024
EN50082-1
61000-4-2/3/4/5/6/8/11

Emissions

FCC Part 15 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZSCISPR22 Class A
VCCI Class A
EN 300386
EN61000-3-2/3
CNS13438

Physical specifications

Singlewide NI, no slot restrictions
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.25 x 3.50 x 7.24 in. (3.18 x 8.89 x 18.39 cm)

Environmental specifications

Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)
Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing

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