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Extending Performance, Versatility, and Reliability at the Provider Edge

Cisco 7613 Router

The Cisco ® 7613 Router is a high-performance router designed for deployment at the network edge where performance, IP services, and redundancy and fault resiliency are critical requirements. It enables Carrier Ethernet service providers to deploy an advanced network infrastructure that supports a range of IP video and triple-play (voice, video, and data) system applications in both the residential and business services markets. The Cisco 7613 enables enterprises to deploy advanced WAN and metropolitan-area network (MAN) networking solutions necessary to succeed in demanding, high-traffic environments.
Providing the foundation for a powerful combination of speed and services, the 13-slot Cisco 7613 Router is an outstanding choice for multiple applications. Whether deployed as a high-speed WAN aggregator, as a device for peering, as a residential broadband services aggregator, or as a device for Metro Ethernet aggregation and uplink, the Cisco 7613 meets requirements for redundancy, high availability, and rack density. In the point-of-presence (POP) service provider edge or the metropolitan network edge, the Cisco 7613 sets new standards as part of the industry-leading Cisco 7600 Series Routers (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Cisco 7613 Chassis

With a forwarding rate of up to 400-Mpps distributed and 720-Gbps total throughput, the Cisco 7613 provides performance and reliability with options for redundant route processors and power supplies. The inclusion of two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the Cisco Catalyst ® 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 with the Multilayer Switch Feature Card 3 (MSFC-3) or the new Cisco Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP 720) with the MSFC-4 used in the Cisco 7613 eliminates the need for a line-card slot for uplink ports. The result of this design is more efficient use of available line-card slots and increased deployment flexibility. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports are available for use in dual-route processor configurations.
Shared port adaptors (SPAs) on the SPA interface processors (SIPs) are available on the Cisco 7600 Series with interface speeds ranging from OC-3 to OC-192 and from Fast Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco 7600 Series can also use the Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst 6500 Series Enhanced FlexWAN Module to take advantage of most Cisco 7200 and 7500 Port Adapters for terminating DS-0 to OC-3 speeds. By using the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series of Ethernet line cards in conjunction with the SIP-based SPAs and the enhanced FlexWAN module, the Cisco 7600 provides a multitude of options to scale WAN connectivity from DS-0 to OC-192 and LAN connectivity from 10-Mbps Ethernet through 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
The Cisco 7613 chassis accommodates a broad selection of line cards supporting numerous applications, including:

• SPAs and SIPs (Cisco 7600 Series SPA Interface Processor-200 [SIP-200], SIP-400, and SIP-600):

– Channelized T1/E1, Channelized T3, and Channelized OC-3/STM-1

– OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16 Packet over SONET/SDH (PoS), and OC-192/STM-64 PoS

– OC-3/STM-1 ATM, OC-12/STM-4 ATM, and OC-48/STM-16 ATM

– Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet

• Enhanced FlexWAN module: Supporting Cisco 7200 and 7500 WAN Port Adapters from DS-0 to OC-3 for channelized and ATM interfaces and also Fast Ethernet port adapters

• High-density Ethernet services modules: 10/100 Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet

• Services modules: IP Security (IPsec), firewall, distributed denial of service, intrusion detection systems, network analysis, and content switching commonly used, for example, in the Cisco Mobile Exchange solution

• Supervisor support: Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 (WS-SUP32-GE-3B and WS-SUP32-10GE-3B), Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720 (WS-SUP720-3B and WS-SUP720-3BXL), and the new Cisco Route Switch Processor 720 (RSP720-3C and RSP720-3CXL)

The Cisco 7613 incorporates many service provider and high-end enterprise carrier-class requirements. Understanding the need to use rack space efficiently, Cisco designed this router for horizontal line-card configurations with side-to-side airflow and single-side connection management for both interface and power terminations. High availability is an inherent facet in the form of redundant power supplies and redundant fan-tray modules. Standard or extended cable-tray inserts provide unrestricted management of either fiber and coaxial or multiple conductor types with up to 48 10/100 cables per slot. Two chassis can be installed per 7-foot rack (33.3 in. [82.3 cm] height, 18 rack units [RUs]).


The flexible Cisco 7613 Router is ideal for addressing high-performance applications such as:

• High-end customer premises equipment (CPE)

• Leased line

• IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provider edge

• Metro Ethernet access

• Enterprise WAN aggregation

• Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) aggregation

• Residential subscriber aggregation

Feature Summary

Cisco 7613 System Features

• Total throughput: 720 Gbps

• Up to 400-Mpps distributed forwarding rate

Cisco 7613 Chassis Features

• Thirteen-slot Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)-compliant chassis

• Eighteen-RU (33.3 in. [82.3 cm]) chassis

• Up to 2 chassis per 7-foot rack

• Up to 12 interface slots (with 1 slot occupied by the forwarding and routing engine)

• Route processor and switch fabric protection capability: 1 + 1

• Power supply protection option, AC or DC: 1 + 1

• Single-side connection management for both interface and power terminations

• Horizontal line-card configurations

• Side-to-side airflow

Cisco 7613 Technical Specifications

• Minimum route processor requirement: one Supervisor Engine 2 with MFSC-2

• Dimensions

– Height: 33.3 in. (82.3 cm)

– Width: 17.2 in. (42.5 cm)

– Depth: 18.1 in. (44.7 cm)

• Power requirements: 208 to 240 VAC recommended (or -48 to -60 VDC)

• Mean time between failure (MTBF): 7 years for system configuration

• Environmental conditions:

– Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

– Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)

– Relative humidity, operating: 10 to 85%, noncondensing

– Relative humidity, storage: 5 to 95%, noncondensing

– Operating altitude: -500 to 10,000 ft.

• Minimum software release: Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.1(13)E

Table 1 gives ordering information for the Cisco 7613.

Table 1. Cisco 7613 Chassis Ordering Information

Part Number


Spare Units (denoted by "=")


Cisco 7613 chassis, mounting kit, and cable guide


6000W DC power supply for Cisco 7609/7609-S/7613

WS-CAC-6000W =

Spare AC power supply for the Cisco 7609/7609-S chassis


4000W DC power supply for Cisco 7609/7613


Spare AC power supply for Cisco 7609 chassis (requires 30A circuit) US/Japan cord attached


Spare AC power supply for Cisco 7609 chassis (requires 30A circuit) International cord attached


Spare 3000W AC power supply for the Cisco 7609 and 7613


Spare DC 2500W Supply


Cisco Catalyst 6513 Rack Mount Kit and Cable Organizer, spare


Cisco 7613 fan tray, spare

Regulatory Compliance

• UL 60950

• IEC 60825-1, -2

• IEC 60950

• EN 60950

• EN 60825-1, -2

• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00

• AS/NZS 3260-1993

• 21CFR1040 S


• FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

• ICES-003 Class A

• EN55022 Class A

• CISPR22 Class A

• AS/NZS 3548 Class A

• VCCI Class A

• EN55024

• ETS300 386

• EN50082-1

• EN61000-3-2

• EN61000-3-3

Safety and Environmental Standards Compliance

• GR-63-Core NEBS Level 3

• GR-1089-Core NEBS Level 3

• ETSI 300 019 Storage Class 1.1

• ETSI 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3

• ETSI 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1

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