Cisco Wide Area Application Engine 512 and 612 Hardware Installation Guide
Appendix A: Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications

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Technical Specifications

Appliance Specifications

Adapter Specifications

Technical Specifications

This appendix describes the WAE models listed here:

Product Number

Wide Area Application Engine 512


Wide Area Application Engine 612


This appendix contains the following sections:

Appliance Specifications

Adapter Specifications

Appliance Specifications

Note Your system software might not support all of the WAE-supported hardware features.

Table A-1 summarizes the features and specifications for the WAE-512 and WAE-612.

Table A-1 Appliance Features and Specifications 



WAE-512—One Intel Pentium 4, 3.0-GHz processor 531, 800-MHz FSB1 , 1-MB level-2 cache

WAE-612—One Intel Pentium D Smithfield 3.0 GHz, Dual Core, 800-MHz FSB, 2-MB level-2 cache


WAE-512—One or two 1-GB RoHS compliant SDRAM RDIMMs

The system comes with one 1-GB RDIMM. You have the option to add one additional 1-GB memory module.

WAE-612—Two or four 1-GB RoHS compliant SDRAM RDIMMs

The system comes with two 1-GB RDIMMs. You have the option to add two additional 1-GB memory modules.

Expansion bays

Two 3.5-in. (8.89-cm) slim-height bays for hard disk drives

Expansion slots

Two 64-bit, 100 MHz PCI-X half-length slots (1 low profile, 1 full profile)

Hard disk controllers

WAE-512—Serial ATA (SATA) controller with integrated RAID (simple swap)

WAE-612—Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) controller with integrated RAID (hot swap)

Hard disk drives

WAE-512—One or two 80-GB or 250-GB simple-swap serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) hard disk drives. Drive-type mixing is not allowed.

WAE-612—Two 146-GB or 300-GB serial attached SCSI (SAS). Drive-type mixing is not allowed.


1-port Fibre Channel adapter

1-port MPEG A/V decoder adapter

4-port Ethernet inline network adapter

Note The WAE-512 and WAE-612 support full-height three-quarter-length adapter cards in PCI slot 1.

Power supply

1 AC-input


Height: 1.75 in., 1 RU (43 mm)

Depth: 22 in. (559 mm)

Width: 17.32 in. (440 mm)


Maximum weight: 28 lb (12.7 kg) depending on your configuration

Electrical input

Sine-wave input (47-63 Hz) required

Input voltage low range:

Minimum: 100 VAC

Maximum: 127 VAC

Input voltage high range:

Minimum: 200 VAC

Maximum: 240 VAC

Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA), approximately:

Minimum: 0.102 kVA

Maximum: 0.55 kVA

Ports Supported

Two 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (dual) Ethernet ports

Serial port

Audio/video ports (on optional adapter):

3 BNC connectors

2 mini-XLR connectors


Operating: 50× to 95×F (10× to 35×C)

Nonoperating: -104× to 140×F (-40× to +60×C)

Heat Dissipation

Minimum configuration: 307 Btu2 /hr (90 Watts)

Maximum configuration: 850 Btu/hr (250 Watts)


Operating: 8 to 80%

Nonoperating: 8 to 80%


Maximum altitude: 6500 ft (2000 m)

Acoustical noise emissions

Sound power, idling: 6.5 bel maximum

Sound power, operating: 6.5 bel maximum

1 FSB = front side bus

2 Btu = British thermal unit

Adapter Specifications

Table A-2 describes the Fibre Channel adapter specifications.

Table A-2 Fibre Channel Adapter Specifications

Fibre Channel adapter

Bus type: Fiber-optic media (shortwave 50-micron)

Bus transfer rate: 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) maximum at half duplex and 4 Gbps at full duplex

Protocols: Supports FCP1 -SCSI protocol

1 FCP = Fibre Channel Protocol

Table A-3 describes the MPEG A/V decoder adapter specifications.

Table A-3 MPEG A/V Decoder Adapter Specifications

MPEG A/V decoder adapter

Video specifications

S/N:1 10 kHz to 4.2 MHz; Y: 65 dB rms2 ; Pb: 70 dB rms; Pr: 70 dB rms

Frequency response: 0 to 4.0 MHz ± 2 dB

Sync tip: 40 IRE3 ± 4

Luma nonlinearity: 5%

Audio specifications


PCM5 or compressed audio coding 3 (AC-3) bitstream out

75-ohm, 0.5-V p-p6 ± 20%

Rise and fall time: > 0.4 microseconds measured from 10 to 90%


Jumper-selectable balanced or unbalanced audio (balanced = +4 dBm)

Frequency response: 20 Hz to 22 kHz ± 0.5 dB

Reference level: 0.5-V p-p ± 10%

THD7 +n:@20 Hz to 22 kHz < 0.5%

1 S/N = signal-to-noise ratio

2 rms = root mean square

3 IRE = Institute of Radio Engineers

4 S/PDIF = Sony/Philips Digital Interface

5 PCM = pulse-coded modulation

6 p-p = peak to peak

7 THD = total harmonic distortion

Table A-4 describes the inline network adapter technical and general specifications.

Note The minimum software release required for the inline network adapter is WAAS 4.0.7.

Table A-4 Inline Network Adapter Specifications 

Copper Gigabit Ethernet Specifications

IEEE standard

Gigabit Ethernet, 1000BASE-T

Fast Ethernet, 100BASE-T

Ethernet, 10BASE-T

Full duplex and half duplex

Supports both half-duplex and full-duplex operation in all operating speeds


Autonegotiates between full-duplex and half-duplex operations and between 1000-Mbps, 100-Mbps, and 10-Mbps speeds

Data transfer rate

1000-Mbps, 100-Mbps, and 10-Mbps speeds per port in half-duplex mode

2000-Mbps, 200-Mbps, and 20-Mbps speeds per port in full-duplex mode

General Technical Specifications

Interface standard

PCI v2.2 32/64 bit, 33/66 MHz

PCI-X v1.0 32/64 bit, 66/100/133 MHz


6.6 in. x 4.2 in. (167.64 mm x 106.68 mm)

PCI connector

Universal 64-bit connector

PCI voltage

+12V (minimum 11.4V, maximum 12.6V)

+3.3V (minimum 3.0V, maximum 3.6V)


6.18 oz (175 grams)

Operating humidity

0 to 90 percent, noncondensing

Operating temperature

32× to -122× F (0× to 50× C)

Storage temperature

-4× to -149× F (-20× to -65× C)