• 100 Gbps Core Switch built for Carrier and Studio applications
  • Handles media streams and TCP-IP data traffic
  • Delivers line rate L2 & L3 Switching plus hybrid Match & Forward
  • Supports up to 32x 25/40/100 GbE connections
Front of MDX-32C
Front of MDX-32C
MDX-32C IP Media 100G Core Switch
Rear of MDX-32C

Features and Benefits:

  • 32x QSFP28 ports, each supporting 10G/25G/40G or 100G
  • Switching capacity of up to 6.4 Tbps
  • Forwarding rate of 4.7 Bpps
  • L2 and L3 wire speed forwarding
  • MAC Addresses: 8K (min)/136 K (max)
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing redundant PSUs (AC/DC)
  • 5 + 1 redundant, hot-swappable, configurable fan modules
  • NEBS certified
  • Energy efficient: 310W typical/550W max power consumption w/o optics
  • 1RU, 43.8(W) x 51.5(D) x 4.4 cm(H) (17.26 x 20.28 x 1.71 inch)
  • 10.87 kg (23.96 lb), with two installed PSUs
  • 1x RJ45 serial console
  • 1x RJ45 1000BASE-T management port
  • 1x USB Type-A storage port
  • All ports on front, PSU, fans accessible from rear

Overview of the MDX-32C IP Media 100G Core Switch

Built for core, carrier, superhub, and studio applications, the Media Links MDX-32C is a high performance IP Media Switch designed to work in concert with Media Links’ MDX family of edge and aggregation switches. The MDX-32C delivers 32 QSFP28 high speed 100GbE Ethernet ports and provides line rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching with a total switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps. The switch supports up to 4K VLAN IDs and up to 136K MAC addresses and uses a Packet Buffer size of 16MB in a shared buffer pool. OpenFlow 1.3 switching support is standard.

The MDX-32C is optimized to handle both compressed and uncompressed video/audio streams as well as bidirectional TCP-over-IP data traffic and is designed with a non-blocking architecture that assures no packet loss at full bandwidth rates in various configurations. It supports unicast and multicast traffic with 9KB Jumbo frames and features an advanced set of Quality of Service (QoS) features including per port priority queuing, traffic scheduling, and traffic classification.

The unit features a compact 1RU form factor and includes NEBS certification. Power for the switch is supplied by two redundant, load-sharing, hot swappable AC or -48VDC power supplies and cooling is provided by 5 + 1 hot-swappable redundant fans. Several device management options are available, including SNMP, web management, and CLI.

Specifications of the MDX-32C IP Media 100G Core Switch

  • Ports

Switch Ports:

32x QSFP28 each supporting 100GbE or 10GbE or 40GbE or 25GbE

Management ports on port side:

1x RJ45 serial console
1x RJ45 100/1000BASE-T management port
1x USB Type A storage port

  • Key Components

Embedded Broadcom Tomahawk 3.2Tbps
Intel Atom® C2538 CPU
Debian GNU/Linux Open Linux Environment

  • Performance

Wire Speed Forwarding: L2 and L3
Switching Capacity: Up to 6.4Tbps
MAC Addresses: 8K min./136K max.
L3 Routes: IPv4 8K (min)/72K (max), IPv6 4K (min)/36K (max)
Packet Buffer Size: 16MB shared buffer pool

  • Physical and Environmental

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43.80 x 51.50 x 4.35 cm (17.4 x 18.6 x 1.71 in)
Weight: 10 kg (23 lb), with two installed PSU modules
Fans: hot-swappable 5+1 redundant fans
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

  • Software

Hardware monitoring

  • LEDs

System PSU, fan, and diagnostic LEDs
100G/40G QSFP28 Port LEDs, Link status, Activity
Ethernet Management Port LED

  • Power

PSUs: 2 redundant, load-sharing, hot-swappable AC or -48 VDC
Input Voltage: 90 to 264 VAC at 50-60 Hz., or -36 to -72 VDC
PSU Efficiency: Up to 93% for AC PSUs
12 VDC power input option

  • Regulatory


CE Mark, EN55032 Class A,
EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A,


CB, EN 60950, UL/CUL

Resources (Datasheets, Application Notes, and More…)