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Cisco Nexus 3550 Series

Ultra-low latency network platforms and switches

Nexus 3550 Series deliver FPGA programmable platform capabilities, switching, multiplexing and precision timestamping to facilitate your mission-critical ultra-low latency network applications.

Features and benefits

Ultra-low latency networking

Nexus 3550 platforms and switches are designed and optimized for ultra-low latency applications.

Software-Defined Hardware

The Nexus 3550-T platform provides the performance characteristics of hardware plus FPGA agility and programmability of software.

Modular switch architecture

The Nexus 3550-F modular architecture provides the flexibility to scale connectivity options, implement FPGA device upgrades and functionality features.

High density layer 1 switching

The Nexus 3550-H are high-density layer 1 switches for date monitoring and distribution applications.

Compare Cisco Nexus 3550 Series models

The 3550 Series provides programmable platform capabilities, fast layer 2 and 3 switching, high-speed multiplexing, precision timestamping and high-density layer 1 switching to power your ultra-low latency network applications.

Nexus 3550-T Programmable Network Platform

Programmable 1RU switch with FPGA device for long-term enhancements, upgrades and applications

Nexus 3550-F Programmable Layer 2 Application Platform

Full MAC learning layer 2 switch with VLAN and IGMP support. Port-to-port latencies as low as 95ns.

Nexus 3550-F Programmable Multiplexer Switch

Many to one aggregation (multiplexing) with minimum latencies of 39ns port-to-port.

Nexus 3550-F High Precision Timestamping Switch

Network tap and aggregation with 70ps high-precision timestamps and 32GB deep buffers.

Nexus 3550-F Modular Layer 1 Matrix Switch

Modular ultra-low latency layer 1 switch for network tap, patch and fan-out operations.

Nexus 3550-H High-density Layer 1-160 Switch

Our highest-density L1 switch for network monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, and low-latency multicast.

Nexus 3550-H High-density Layer 1-144 Switch

High-density L1 switch for network monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, and low-latency multicast.

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Programmable SmartNIC adapters

Build your ultra-low latency, high-performance network solutions with Cisco Nexus SmartNIC adapters.

Nexus Firmware Development Kit (FDK)

Create application functionality and intelligence for FPGA-based Nexus switches and SmartNICs.

Accelerate your success

Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.