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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 10/100 and 10/100/1000
Ethernet Interface Modules
As the premier Cisco
modular multilayer switch, the Cisco Catalyst
secure, converged services from the wiring closet to the core, to the data center, and to
the WAN edge.
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series provides the broadest selection of 10/100 and 10/100/1000
Ethernet media, Power over Ethernet (PoE) (inline power) options, densities, performance,
interoperability, and chassis deployment options. From basic wiring closets and small campus
distribution and core layers to high-performance data centers, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series
10/100BASE-TX modules scale from 16 ports up to 1152 ports, and the 10/100/1000BASE-TX
modules scale from 16 ports up to ports in a single Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series chassis. Cisco
Catalyst 6500 Series 10/100 and 10/100/1000 modules offer:
Proven and widely deployed Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video and
Integrated Data) wiring-closet solution: These modules are the most widely deployed
Cisco IP Telephony port-enabled campus switch.
Choice of media and connector types: These modules are available in copper
unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) and shielded twisted-pair (STP) using RJ-45 or RJ-21.
Refer to the "Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Mixed-Media Gigabit Ethernet Interface
Modules" data sheet for information about modular physical layer deployment options using gigabit
interface converters (GBICs) and Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) form factors.
IEEE 802.3af PoE support (for example, IP phone and wireless access point): These
modules support PoE field upgrade, network-interface-card (NIC) and phone auto detection
(phone discovery), and voice VLANs.
Simplified network operation with cable fault detection: These modules offer the ability
to test cabling using a time domain reflectometer (TDR), which sends signals down the
cable to identify faults in each twisted pair (available on some 10/100 and all 10/100/1000
Ethernet-over-copper interface modules).
Range of port densities: These modules are available with 16 to 96 ports per module,
enabling up to 1152 10/100BASE-TX ports or 576 10/100/1000BASE-TX ports per 13-slot
chassis (configured with 12 interface modules).
Scalable and predictable system performance: These modules provide a selection of
switch-fabric connections and throughput options:
32-, 256-, and 720-Gbps bandwidth with a system throughput of: 15, 30, 210, and up to
IEEE 802.3 triple-speed autonegotiation: These modules allow switches to negotiate
speed (10, 100, and 1000 Mbps) and duplex mode (half or full) with attached devices.
6500 Series delivers
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