Re: [nsp] 1000baseT GBIC

From: Ryan O'Connell (
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 03:31:23 EST

Are there any plans to produce/upgrade line cards for other switches (4k and 6ks particularly) that can take copper GBICs? I'd certainly find that useful...

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Cox <>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 14:08:47
To: Simon Lockhart <>,
Subject: Re: [nsp] 1000baseT GBIC

At 05:29 PM 11/2/2001 +0000, Simon Lockhart wrote:
>Does anyone know if you can use the WS-G5482 1000baseT GBIC in anything
>other than a switch? The documentation says switch only, but it'd be far
>more useful if I could also use it in a PA-GE or a GSR GigE linecard.

The copper GBIC currently available for the Cat2900 and Cat3500XL is not
supported in any other products. The reason it is not supported is that it
requires a much larger current draw than a the GBIC standard specifies. All
other GBIC interfaces currently shipping on products do not provide enough
power for the WS-G5482 1000baseT GBIC. The Cat2900 and Cat3500XL were
engineered to allow for extra power requirements of this GBIC.


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