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Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Modules Data Sheet

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Cisco® NCS 560 Series Routers Interface modules (Figure 1) are designed to support a wide range of services, speeds, temperature ranges, and enhanced capabilities. They provide cost-effective delivery of residential and business Ethernet services.

Product Overview

The Cisco® NCS 560 Series Routers delivers a cost-effective, modular solution based on a protocol-independent fabric architecture. The Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers, as part of the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) architecture, is capable of delivering unbounded scale and unmatched capabilities for Carrier Ethernet business services, over redundant and protected packet-based network technologies (IP/MPLS, MPLS-TE, SR, SR-TE, TI-LFA).

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Figure 1.            

Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Module – 2 x 100GE (QSFP28)

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Figure 2.            

Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Module – 8 x 10GE (SFP+)

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Figure 3.            

Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Module – 8/16 x 1GE (SFP/CSFP) + 1 x 10GE (SFP+)

Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

Metro Carrier Ethernet Aggregation

Enables the service flexibility and delivery of Layer 2, Layer 3, IP/MPLS and SR transport for advanced L2VPN, L3VPN, EVPN and Multicast services.

Next generation access network with fully distributed and unique packet capabilities

Supports state-of-the-art Pseudowire scale, Hierarchical Quality of Service (H-QoS), and next generation IP/MPLS, MPLS-TE, SR, SR-TE and TI-LFA technologies.

Cisco’s SR, SR-TE and TI-LFA technologies guarantee resiliency (sub 50 ms switchover time), fault propagation, connectivity verification, scalability and programmability for SDN functionality support.

Operation Efficiency with End-to-End Network Management

Supported by the Evolved Programmable Network Manager (EPN-M), which enables business agility and operational efficiencies through automated device operations, fast provisioning and proactive assurance.

Comprehensive variety of interfaces and protocols

Ethernet interfaces are available in copper and fiber, with speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps. In addition, various CWDM/DWDM interfaces are available ranging from 1Gbps to 10Gbps speeds.

Ethernet Interface Modules

The Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Ethernet interface modules are designed to give customers a high degree of flexibility and value. All Ethernet interface modules share a common core that supports time stamping on the module for Y.1731 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) delay measurement functions to achieve precise results for one-way and two-way delay measurement. The modules also provide time-stamping functions for the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol. These time stamps help ensure that NCS 560 Series systems achieve outstanding results when deploying IEEE 1588-2008 protocols for frequency and phase synchronization. Not all customers will deploy IEEE 1588-2008 for synchronization. Therefore, the Ethernet interface modules also support input and output frequency synchronization using synchronous Ethernet (SyncE).

All NCS 560 Series Routers Ethernet interface modules support Online Insertion and Removal (OIR), which contributes to a higher uptime for NCS 560 Series systems.

Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers 2-Port 100GE QSFP Interface Module

This 2-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Cisco CPAK module delivers the highest performance per slot on Cisco NCS 560 Series systems and provides physical connectivity using two pluggable 100GE QSFP28 optics. Table 2 lists the QSFP28 optics that are supported in the Cisco NCS 560 Series 2-Port 100GE QSFP28 Module, with the Cisco IOS-XR® Software releases for the NCS 560 Series Routers. Interface Module Slot compatibility can be found in table 4.

Table 1.                100 Gigabit Ethernet Optics Supported in 2-Port 100GE QSFP28 Module

Optic Product Number

Supported as of Cisco IOS Software Release

Description

QSFP-100G-ER4L-S

6.6.1

Cisco 100GBASE QSFP Transceiver, 25-40KM reach over SMF, Duplex L

QSFP-100G-LR4-S

6.6.1

Cisco 100GBASE LR4 QSFP Transceiver, LC, 10km over SMF

QSFP-100G-SR4-S

6.6.1

Cisco 100GBASE SR4 QSFP Transceiver, MPO, 100m over OM4 MM

QSFP-100G-CWDM4-S

6.6.2

Cisco 100GBASE CWDM4 QSFP Transceiver, LC, 2km over SM

QSFP-100G-SM-SR

6.6.2

Cisco 100GBASE CWDM4 Lite QSFP Transceiver, 2km over SMF, 10-60C

QSFP-100G-PSM4-S

6.6.2

Cisco 100GBASE PSM4 QSFP Transceiver, MPO, 500m over SMF

Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers 8-Port 10GE SFP+ Interface Module

This interface module provides eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with physical connectivity, using pluggable 10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) on each port. The module is hardware ready to support 1 Gigabit Ethernet mode per group of four interfaces, and this capability will be provided in future software releases. The interface module supports both the LAN and WAN physical layer (PHY), which allow flexible and versatile deployment models. Table 3 lists the pluggable optics that are supported in the Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers 8-Port 10GE SFP+ Module, with the Cisco IOS-XR® Software releases for the NCS 560 Series Routers. Interface Module Slot compatibility can be found in table 5.

Table 2.                10 Gigabit Ethernet Optics Supported in 8-Port 10GE SFP+ Module

Optic Product Number

Supported as of Cisco IOS-XR Software Release

Description

SFP-10G-SR-S

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-SR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 850 nm, S-class

SFP-10G-LR-S

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm, S-class

SFP-10G-ER-S

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-ER Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1550 nm, S-class

SFP-10G-ZR-S

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-ZR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1550 nm, S-class

SFP-10G-SR

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-SR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 850 nm

SFP-10G-LR

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm

SFP-10G-ER

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-ER Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1550 nm

SFP-10G-ZR

6.6.1

Cisco multi-rate 10GBASE-ZR, 10GBASE-ZW and OTU2e SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1550 nm

SFP-10G-SR-X

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-SR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 850 nm, extended temperature range

SFP-10G-LR-X

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm, extended temperature range

ONS-SC+-10G-SR

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-SR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 850 nm, commercial temperature range

ONS-SC+-10G-LR

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm, commercial temperature range

DWDM-SFP10G-xx.xx

6.6.1

Cisco multi-rate (LAN/WAN/OTU2E) 10GBASE-DWDM single wavelength SFP+ module (100-GHz ITU grid) – 40 individual wavelength pluggable modules

DWDM-SFP10G-C

6.6.1

Cisco 10G BASE-DWDM tunable SFP+ with 96 DWDM ITU-50GHz channels to which the device can be tuned, ranging from 1528-nm to 1566-nm

ONS-SC+-10G-C=

6.6.1

Cisco 10G BASE-DWDM full C-band tunable SFP+, ITU-50Ghz

ONS-SC+-10GEPxx.x

6.6.1

Cisco multi-rate 10G BASE DWDM Edge Performance SFP+ with different wavelengths ranging from 1530-nm to 1561-nm, 100 GHz, LC

SFP-10G-BXD-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1320-nm to 1340-nm TX/1260-nm to 1280-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 10 km reach

SFP-10G-BXU-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1260-nm to 1280-nm TX/1320-nm to 1340-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 10 km reach

SFP-10G-BX40D-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1320-nm to 1340-nm TX/1260-nm to 1280-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 40 km reach

SFP-10G-BX40U-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1260-nm to 1280-nm TX/1320-nm to 1340-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 40 km reach

Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers 8/16-port 1GE (SFP/CSFP) + 1-port 10GE (SFP+) Interface Module

This interface module can operate in a number of different modes, using specific Bandwidth subscription or oversubscription configuration, dependent on Interface module slot and optics use. The default mode is delivering one port of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and eight ports of Gigabit Ethernet using regular SFP+ and SFP interfaces respectively on the Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers. Optional mode two is delivering one port of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and sixteen ports of Gigabit Ethernet using one regular SFP+ and eight bi-directional Compact SFP interfaces respectively on the Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers. The Interface Module mode selection is available through a Command Line Interface command. Interface Module Slot compatibility and subscription modes can be found in table 5. This module is capable to support MACsec in a future release.

Table 3.                Ethernet Optics Supported in 8/16-port 1GE (SFP/CSFP) + 1-port 10GE (SFP+) / 1/2-port 1GE (SFP/CSFP) Interface Module

Optic Product Number

Supported as of Cisco IOS-XR Software Release

Description

GLC-FE-100FX

6.6.2

100BASE-FX SFP for Fast Ethernet SFP Ports, 1310 nm wavelength, 2 km over MMF

GLC-FE-100LX

6.6.2

100BASE-LX SFP for Fast Ethernet SFP Ports, 1310 nm wavelength, 10 km over SMF

GLC-FE-100EX

6.6.2

100BASE-EX SFP for Fast Ethernet SFP Ports, 1310 nm wavelength, 40 km over SMF

GLC-FE-100ZX

6.6.2

100BASE-ZX SFP for Fast Ethernet SFP Ports, 1550 nm wavelength, 80 km over SMF

GLC-FE-100BX-U

6.6.2

100BASE-BX10-U SFP for Fast Ethernet SFP Ports. Single-strand SMF up to 10 km, transmits on a 1310-nm channel and receives on a 1550-nm signal

GLC-FE-100BX-D

6.6.2

100BASE-BX10-D SFP for Fast Ethernet SFP Ports. Single-strand SMF up to 10 km, transmits on a 1550-nm channel and receives on a 1310-nm signal

GLC-BX-D

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector

GLC-BX-U

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1310-nm TX/1490-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector

GLC-BX40-U-I

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1310-nm TX/1490-nm RX wavelength, 40 km reach, single LC/PC connector

GLC-BX40-D-I

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1550-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, 40 km reach, single LC/PC connector

GLC-BX40-DA-I

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, 40 km reach, single LC/PC connector

GLC-BX80-U-I

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1490-nm RX wavelength, 80 km reach, single LC/PC connector

GLC-BX80-D-I

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1570-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, 80 km reach, single LC/PC connector

GLC-TE

6.6.1

1000BASE-T SFP transceiver module for Category 5 copper wire, RJ-45 connector

GLC-SX-MMD

6.6.1

1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver module for MMF, 850-nm wavelength, extended operating temperature range and DOM support, dual LC/PC connector

GLC-LH-SMD

6.6.1

1000BASE-LX/LH SFP transceiver module for MMF and SMF, 1300-nm wavelength, extended operating temperature range and DOM support, dual LC/PC connector

GLC-EX-SMD

6.6.1

1000BASE-EX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1310-nm wavelength, extended operating temperature range and Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) support, dual LC/PC connector

GLC-ZX-SMD

6.6.1

1000BASE-ZX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1550-nm wavelength, extended operating temperature range and Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) support, dual LC/PC connector

GLC-2BX-D

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 2 Channel Gigabit Ethernet transceiver module for SMF, 1490 nm wavelength, dual LC/PC connector

GLC-2BX-D-I

6.6.1

1000BASE-BX10 2 Channel Gigabit Ethernet transceiver module for SMF, 1490 nm wavelength, dual LC/PC connector

SFP-10G-SR

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-SR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 850 nm

SFP-10G-LR

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm

SFP-10G-ER

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-ER Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF and MMF, 1550 nm

SFP-10G-ZR

6.6.1

Cisco multi-rate 10GBASE-ZR, 10GBASE-ZW and OTU2e SFP+ transceiver module for SMF and MMF, 1550 nm

SFP-10G-SR-X

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-SR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 850 nm, extended temperature range

SFP-10G-LR-X

6.6.1

Cisco 10GBASE-LR Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 1310 nm, extended temperature range

SFP-10G-BXD-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1320-nm to 1340-nm TX/1260-nm to 1280-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 10 km reach

SFP-10G-BXU-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1260-nm to 1280-nm TX/1320-nm to 1340-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 10 km reach

SFP-10G-BX40D-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1320-nm to 1340-nm TX/1260-nm to 1280-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 40 km reach

SFP-10G-BX40U-I

6.6.1

10GBASE-BX single-strand SMF bidirectional SFP+ module, 1260-nm to 1280-nm TX/1320-nm to 1340-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector, 40 km reach

Table 4.                Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Compatibility Matrix

Slot

N560-IMA2C / IMA-2C

A900-IMA8Z / IMA-8Z

A900-IMA8CS1Z-M / IMA-8CS1Z

Slot 0

6.6.13

Slot 1

6.6.13

Slot 2

6.6.14

Slot 3

6.6.14

Slot 4

6.6.1

6.6.1

Slot 5

6.6.1

6.6.1

Slot 6

6.6.1

6.6.12

Slot 7

6.6.11

6.6.1

Slot 8

6.6.1

6.6.12

Slot 9

6.6.11

6.6.1

Slot 10

6.6.1

6.6.1

Slot 11

6.6.1

6.6.1

Slot 12

6.6.14

Slot 13

6.6.14

Slot 14

6.6.13

Slot 15

6.6.13

1 N560-IMA2C / IMA-2C can only be used in slots 7 and 9
2 A900-IMA8CS1Z / IMA-8CS1Z in slots 6, 8, can only be used in 8 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP) mode
3 A900-IMA8CS1Z / IMA-8CS1Z in slots 0, 1, 14 and 15 can only be used in 8 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP) + 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+) mode
4 A900-IMA8CS1Z / IMA-8CS1Z in slots 2, 3, 12 and 13 can be used in 8 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP) + 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+) or 16 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet (CSFP) + 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+) mode

Table 5.                NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Module Specifications

Features

Description

Port density

●  8/16-port GE SFP/CSFP + 1-port 10 GE SFP+ / 1/2-port GE SFP/CSFP
●  8-port 10 GE, SFP/SFP+
●  2-port 100 GE, QSFP28

Power draw

●  8/16-port GE SFP/CSFP + 1-port 10GE SFP+ / 1/2-port GE SFP/CSFP: 42W typical, 54W maximum
●  8-port 10 GE SFP/SFP+: 53W typical, 57W maximum
●  2-port 100 GE QSFP28: 75W typical, 78W maximum

Module shipment weight

●  8/16-port GE SFP/CSFP + 1-port 10 GE SFP+ / 1/2-port GE SFP/ CSFP: 3.5 lbs
●  8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP/SFP+: 3.8 lbs
●  2-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28: 2.55 lbs

Module shipment package size (LxWxH)

15.44 x 9.44 x 4.31 inches

Environmental specifications1

–40 to 65ºC (–40 to 149ºF) operating temperature (using Industrial temperature XFP, SFP, and SFP+ optics)

0 to 60ºC (32 to 104ºF) operating temperature (CPAK and QSFP optics)

Relative humidity

5 to 95%, noncondensing

Storage environment

Temperature: –40 to 70ºC (–40 to 158ºF) altitude: 4570 m (15,000 ft)

MTBF at 40ºC (104ºF) operating temperature

●  8/16-port GE SFP/CSFP + 1-port 10 GE SFP+ / 1/2-port GE SFP/C-FP: 1,256,050 hours
●  8-port 10 GE SFP+: 1,661,460 hours
●  2-port 100 GE QSFP28: 1,926,830 hours

Reliability and availability

OIR field-replaceable SFP optics modules

Support for both 1+1 SONET Automatic Protection Switching (APS) and SDH Linear Multiplexer Section Protection (MSP) protocols

Single interface module software reset

Rolling software upgrade, interface module by interface module

1Optics, power supplies, fan tray, and chassis type used may limit the temperature range

Table 6.               Safety and Compliance

Type

Standards

Safety

●  UL 60950-1, 2 nd edition
●  CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2 nd edition
●  IEC 60950-1, 2 nd edition
●  EN 60950-1, 2 nd edition
●  AS/NZS 60950.1:2003

Electromagnetic

●  FCC CFR47 Part 15, Class A

Emissions compliance

●  EN55022, class A
●  CISPR22, class A
●  ICES-003, class A
●  EN 300 386, class A
●  VCCI, class A
●  KN22, class A
●  EN61000-3-2 to EN61000-3-3

Immunity compliance

●  EN 300 386
●  EN 61000-6-1
●  EN 50082-1
●  CISPR24
●  EN 55024
●  KN 24
●  EN 50121-4
●  EN/KN 61000-4-2 to EN/KN 61000-4-6
●  EN/KN 61000-4-8
●  EN/KN 61000-4-11

Network Equipment-Building Systems (NEBS)1

This product is designed to meet the following requirements (qualification in progress)
●  GR-63-CORE 1
●  GR-1089-CORE 1

Power substation system standards

●  IEC 61850-3 (2002)
●  IEEE 1613 (2009)

ETSI

●  ETS/EN 300 119 Part 4
●  ETS/EN 300 019 - Storage: Class 1.2, Transportation: Class 2.3, In-Use/Operational: Class 3.2
●  ETS/EN 300 753

Telecom

Ethernet:

●  DSPR Technical Conditions
●  RRA 2009-38 (RRL 2005-96)
●  IEEE 802.3-2005
●  IEEE 802.3z
●  IEEE 802.3ab
●  IEEE 802.3ae

Network synchronization

●  GR-1244-CORE
●  GR-253-CORE
●  ANSI T1.101
●  ITU-T G.813
●  ITU-T G.703 clause 5
●  ITU-T G.703 clause 9
●  ITU-T G.823
●  ITU-T G.824
●  ITU-T G.8261/Y.1361
●  ITU-T G.781
●  ITU-T G.8262
●  ITU-T G.8264
●  ITU-T G.8265.1
●  ITU-T G.8275.1
●  ITU-T G.8275.2
●  IEEE1588-2008
1 Contact your local Cisco Sales and Marketing for the NEBS report

Ordering Information

Tables 7 lists the key system components for the Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Modules.

Table 7.                Cisco NCS 560 Series Routers Interface Modules

Part Number

Description

N560-IMA2C

NCS 560 2-port 100 GE, QSFP28 Interface Module

N560-IMA2C=

NCS 560 2-port 100 GE, QSFP28 Interface Module, Spare

N560-IMA-2C

NCS 560 2-port 100 GE, QSFP28 Interface Module, SW Disaggregation (Vortex)

N560-IMA-2C=

NCS 560 2-port 100 GE, QSFP28 Interface Module, SW Disaggregation (Vortex), Spare

A900-IMA8Z

ASR 900 8-port 10 GE SFP+ Interface Module

A900-IMA8Z=

ASR 900 8-port 10 GE SFP+ Interface Module, Spare

A900-IMA-8Z

ASR 900 8-port 10 GE SFP+ Interface Module, SW Disaggregation (Vortex)

A900-IMA-8Z=

ASR 900 8-port 10 GE SFP+ Interface Module, SW Disaggregation (Vortex), Spare

A900-IMA8CS1Z-M

ASR 900 Combo 8/16 port GE SFP/C-SFP + 1 port 10GE SFP+ Interface Module

A900-IMA8CS1Z-M=

ASR 900 Combo 8/16 port GE SFP/C-SFP + 1 port 10GE SFP+ nterface Module, Spare

A900-IMA-8CS1Z

ASR 900 Combo 8/16 port GE SFP/C-SFP + 1 port 10GE SFP+ Interface Module, SW Disaggregation (Vortex)

A900-IMA-8CS1Z=

ASR 900 Combo 8/16 port GE SFP/C-SFP + 1 port 10GE SFP+ Interface Module, SW Disaggregation (Vortex), Spare

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