Demands on access networks continue to accelerate, and technology advances change and evolve at light speed to cope with this growth. To build a platform with more than 10-years reach requires a networking innovator with extraordinary vision, proven bench strength and experience, and of course, exceptional technology to keep pace.

With over 1,000 global customers deploying DZS’ world-class solutions for their service provider and enterprise networks, in some of the harshest and most demanding environments in the industry in its pedigree, DZS’ MXK-F™ ultra-high-capacity fiber-optimized aggregation platform is the latest cost-effective addition to its world renowned MXK™ portfolio.

Exceptional capability on the access service side of the MXK-F™ architecture requires matching capability on the network-facing uplinks. MXK-F™ Fabric Cards provide efficient, reliable, and highly-available data path aggregation solution for flows destined for the Cloud. The MXK-FC-AETG8 Fabric Card provides eight multi-purpose active Ethernet uplink ports that can support either 1G SFP or 10G SFP+ fiber transceivers, and can be operated in either uplink or intra-link modes. Similarly, in addition to eight active Ethernet 10G SFP+ ports, the MXK-FC-AEFG2-AETG8 Fabric Card also provides two 40G QSFP+ active Ethernet uplink ports.

Additionally, MXK-F™ Fabric Cards provide full card and network redundancy by supporting an active card and backup standby in the same chassis. If a card or network failover occurs, the standby card will take over instantly. And for additional network resiliency, these cards support both cross-card and intra-link aggregation, as well as the EAPS ring protocol.

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Key Features
  • Aggregation switch delivers 40 Gbps to each access card slot
  • Supports cross-card link aggregation
  • Support for carrier-class active/standby redundancy, link aggregation, point-to-point, and ring configuration on all ports
  • Supports fiber based SFP/SFP+
  • Industrial temperature hardened
Weight & Dimensions
  • 90″ x 1.43″ x 8.33″ (378mm x 36mm x 212mm)


  • Shelf powered; 73W nominal, 97W maximum when equipped with 8 SFP+ transceivers at 3.0W each


  • Shelf powered; 73W nominal, 105W maximum when equipped with 8 SFP+ and 2 QSFP+ transceivers at 3.0W and 4.0W each, respectively
  • Auto-MDI/MDIX and auto speed supported
Protocol Support
  • Port VLAN (802.1D)
  • Tagged VLAN (802.1q)
  • Spanning Tree (802.1D)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w)
  • MSTP (802.1s)
  • LACP ( 802.3ad)
  • IGMP v2/v3
  • IGMP Snooping with Proxy reporting
  • Broadcast Storm Protection
  • Bridge Loop Protection
  • Transparent L2/L3 VPN for business services
  • L2 ACL ( Allow/Deny)
  • Radius
  • RFC 3619 (EAPS)
  • 2 Rate 3 Color Policing; both Color Blind and Color Aware
  • Traffic Rate Limiting
  • Traffic Queuing (8 Priority levels)
  • COS to DSCP Marking
  • Strict Priority/WFQ ( Scheduling)
  • Traffic Policing
  • Traffic Class Mapping (802.1p)
Operating Requirements
  • Ambient operating temperature: -40° C to +65° C
  • Relative operating humidity: up to 85% (non-condensing)
  • Designed for outside plant deployment
  • Altitude: -200ft to 16,500ft (-60m to 5,000m)
Regulatory Compliance
  • Safety: UL 60950-1/R:2011-12 , CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1/A1:2011 , EN 60950-1/A2:2013
  • Emissions: FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, EN 55022:2010 Class A, ETSI EN 300 386 V1.6.1