The Cisco® CRS-3 Carrier Routing System offers industry-leading performance, advanced services intelligence, environmentally conscious design, and system longevity. The Cisco CRS-3 is powered by the Cisco QuantumFlow Array - a chipset architecture based on multidimensional engineering and Cisco IOS® XR Software, a unique self-healing, distributed operating system.
Packet-based data communications are being replaced by video and rich media traversing the IP Next-Generation Network (NGN) in multiple directions, straining the architectural foundations of both public and private networks serving businesses and consumers. As part of the medianet, a media-aware Cisco IP NGN, the Cisco CRS-3 delivers continuous, always-on operations and scales easily from numerous single-chassis form factors to a massive multi-chassis system. Its design provides an industry-leading efficiency consuming lowest power, cooling and rack-space resources for an intelligent service-rich bandwidth capacity. The CRS-3 builds on the CRS-1 being backward and forward compatible, protecting existing and future investments for decades to come.
This data sheet provides detailed product specifications for the Cisco CRS-3 140-Gbps Forwarding Processor Card (product number CRS-FP140). For more information about the Cisco CRS Family and other available interfaces, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/crs.
The Cisco CRS-3 Forwarding Processor Card provides distributed forwarding engine capability for the Cisco CRS Family. It is responsible for data-plane processing tasks, handling all network traffic flows through it. The card performs all baseline packet routing operations, including Layer 3 forwarding, quality-of-service (QoS) classification, policing and shaping, security access control lists (ACLs), VPNs, load balancing, and NetFlow. The performance highlights of the card include hardware-assisted policing, and jitter- and latency-minimizing multicast packet replication.
The Cisco CRS-3 Forwarding Processor Card offers many advantages:
• Powered by QuantumFlow Array, one of the world's most sophisticated chipset architectures. QuantumFlow Array was engineered for the Cisco CRS Family of routers to provide higher bandwidth than competing products without any compromise on service performance
• Supported across all the Cisco CRS-3 form factors: 4-slot, 8-slot, 16-slot, and multi-chassis
• Supported across all the Cisco CRS-1 form factors: 4-slot, 8-slot, 16-slot, and multi-chassis
• Scales the Cisco CRS per-slot forwarding capacity 3.5 times from 40 Gbps to 140 Gbps
• Always paired with interface module through the chassis mid-plane, thus occupying one-half of a slot
• Can be paired with a variety of interface modules, providing deployment flexibility
• Can be mixed with 40-Gbps-per-slot modules occupying other slots in the chassis
• Features two 140-Gbps forwarding ASICs for discreet ingress and egress packet handling
• Single-flow Layer 3 traffic processing at 140 Gbps in each direction
• Enhanced onboard multi-core CPU for accelerated software processing
• Optimized for peering edge and core applications
• Layer 3 forwarding engine with industry-leading, wire-rate performance at
• Additional services such as class of service (CoS) processing, Multicast, Traffic Engineering (TE), and statistics gathering are also performed at line-rate
• Supports up to 8 queues per port
• Built-in hardware acceleration for critical network control traffic
• Built-in support for video monitoring for a rich video quality of experience (QoE)
• Accurate hardware-assisted time-stamping support for service-level agreement (SLA) monitoring
• Supports several forwarding protocols, including IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS
• Enhanced performance with hardware-based prefix lookup for IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS
• Industry-leading environmental efficiency with a lower power and weight profile than competition
Table 1 gives specifications for the Cisco CRS-3 Forwarding Processor Card.
Table 1. Product Specifications
• Compatible with all current Cisco CRS-3 line-card chassis
• Compatible with all current Cisco CRS-1 line-card chassis with 140G fabric cards
• Always paired with an interface module
• Compatible with 1X100GBE, 14X10GBE-WL-XFP & 20X10GBE-WL-XFP interface modules
Cisco IOS XR Software Release 4.0.0 or later
Features and protocols
• IPv4 unicast services
• IPv6 unicast services
• IPv4/IPv6 ECMP
• IPv4/IPv6 load balancing
• Access control lists (ACLs/xACLs)
• Quality of service/class of service (QoS/CoS) using Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
• IP packet classification/marking
• Queuing (both ingress and egress)
• Policing (both ingress and egress)
• Diagnostic and network management support
IPv4 Multicast Features:
• Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Forwarding
• IP Multicast Priority Propagation
• Multicast Reverse Path Forwarding (RPF)
• Multicast Nonstop Forwarding (NSF)
• Multicast Forwarding Information Base (MFIB)
• MPLS forwarding
• MPLS load balancing
• Traffic Engineering (TE), Point-to-Multipoint TE (P2MP)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient Immunity (2-kV power, 1-kV signal)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge AC Port (4-kV CM, 2-kV DM)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Signal Ports (1 kV)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge DC Port (1 kV)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-6: Immunity to Conducted Disturbances (10 Vrms)
IEC/EN-61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity (30A/m)
• IEC/EN-61000-4-11: Voltage Dips, Short Interruptions, and Voltage Variations
ETSI and EN
• EN300 386: Telecommunications Network Equipment (EMC)
EN55022: Information Technology Equipment (Emissions)
EN55024: Information Technology Equipment (Immunity)
• EN50082-1/EN-61000-6-1: Generic Immunity Standard
Network Equipment Building
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
To place an order, contact your local Cisco representative or visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. Use the ordering information in Table 3.
Table 3. Ordering Information
Product Part Number
Cisco CRS-3 Forwarding Processor Card (140 Gbps)
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