The RF Switch provides RF data path redundancy at both the line card (slot) level and the RF port level for bidirectional DOCSIS traffic up to 1.2 GHz. Additionally, the RF Switch cards are the coaxial cable termination point for the Cisco RFGW-10.
Functionally the RFGW-10-RFSW1 card physically switches out a failed line card (port by port) at the RF data path level. The card is capable of supporting two simultaneous RF line card failures. It is designed to support dual 1:N redundancy groups (where N is a group of RF line cards associated with a single protect card).