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Product Description

The 15216-EF-ODD-LIC CISCO is designed for use with patch panels and features an Odd/Even Odd configuration with an Input Optical Power of 300 mW. It ensures a consistent performance with a Minimum and Maximum Insertion Loss of 4 dB, alongside Drop Adjacent Channel Isolation of 20 dB and Add Non-Adjacent Channel Isolation of 30 dB. The device operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 65 °C, supports a Humidity range of 5% to 95%, and measures 3.45 in. in height, 17.21 in. in width, and 10.89 in. in depth, weighing 10.36 kg.

FAQs for the 15216-EF-ODD-LIC

  • What is the input optical power rating for this networking hardware?
    The input optical power rating is 300 mW.
  • Can you provide the dimensions of part number XYZ?
    Yes, it measures 3.45 inches in height, 17.21 inches in width, and 10.89 inches in depth.
  • What is the range of operating temperatures for this device?
    It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 65 °C.
  • How much does part number XYZ weigh?
    The weight of the device is 10.36 kg.
  • What is the maximum insertion loss for this product?
    The maximum insertion loss is 4 dB.
  • What is the storage temperature range for part number XYZ?
    Its storage temperature range is -40 °C to 85 °C.
  • What level of humidity can this networking hardware withstand?
    It can withstand humidity levels from 5% to 95%.
  • What is the polarization dependent loss for part number XYZ?
    The polarization dependent loss is 0.7 dB.
  • How does this product handle drop adjacent and non-adjacent channel isolation?
    Drop adjacent channel isolation is 20 dB and drop non-adjacent channel isolation is 30 dB.
  • What are the add crosstalk and return loss values for part number XYZ?
    Add crosstalk is 14 dB and return loss is 40 dB.

Product Review

The CISCO 15216-EF-ODD-LIC offers a consistent insertion loss of 4 dB and a high return loss of 40 dB, ensuring reliable signal quality and minimal signal reflection. However, its add/drop crosstalk performance, with 16 dB for dropping and 14 dB for adding channels, could be a limitation in environments requiring ultra-low crosstalk levels. Designed for use with patch panels, its operating temperature range (-5 °C to 65 °C) and humidity tolerance (5% to 95%) make it versatile for various installation environments, although the monitor add/drop loss range (18 dB to 22 dB) might not suit all applications.


The CISCO 15216-EF-ODD-LIC is a precision-engineered piece of networking hardware, designed to offer efficient and reliable optical network management. This equipment stands out for its ability to manage odd wavelengths, making it an essential component for telecommunications operators and large data centers requiring meticulous wavelength allocation and management. At the core of its specifications, the CISCO 15216-EF-ODD-LIC boasts an input optical power of 300 mW, ensuring it can handle significant signal strengths without degradation. It maintains a consistent insertion loss of 4 dB across operations, optimizing signal integrity and minimizing power loss. This precise balance is critical for maintaining high-quality signal transmission over long distances. In terms of isolation and crosstalk, the device offers: - A drop adjacent channel isolation of 20 dB and a non-adjacent channel isolation of 30 dB, which prevents signal interference and ensures cleaner channel separation. - Drop crosstalk is limited to 16 dB, while add crosstalk is slightly lower at 14 dB, further contributing to the device’s ability to maintain signal clarity and reduce noise. - For added and dropped channels, the adjacent channel isolation reaches 17 dB and the non-adjacent channel isolation is 30 dB, mirroring its drop performance and ensuring consistent signal handling across all operations. The return loss performance of the CISCO 15216-EF-ODD-LIC is impressive at 40 dB, significantly reducing signal reflections that can degrade overall network performance. Monitor add/drop loss ranges between 18 dB and 22 dB, providing flexibility in monitoring without significantly impacting the signal path. Polarization Dependent Loss is kept minimal at 0.7 dB, and Polarization Mode Dispersion is controlled at 0.5 ps, ensuring minimal signal quality degradation due to polarization effects. Insertion loss uniformity is maintained at 1.5 dB, offering consistent performance across the wavelength spectrum. Chromatic dispersion is handled efficiently within +/-12 ps/nm, which is critical for maintaining signal integrity over various distances and through different media types. The operating temperature range of -5 °C to 65 °C and storage temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C demonstrate the device’s resilience in varied environmental conditions. Its physical dimensions of 3.45 in. height, 17.21 in. width, and 10.89 in. depth, coupled with a weight of 10.36 kg, make it a substantial yet manageable piece of equipment for rack mounting and integration with patch panels. Humidity tolerance ranges from 5% to 95%, indicating the device's robustness in handling different moisture levels without compromising performance. This makes it suitable for deployment in a wide range of geographical locations and climatic conditions. In conclusion, the CISCO 15216-EF-ODD-LIC is built to offer reliable, efficient management of odd wavelengths in optical networking environments. Its specifications reflect a device that can handle demanding network tasks while maintaining signal integrity and minimizing loss, making it an essential component for modern telecommunications infrastructure and data center operations.


Item Code CISCO 15216-EF-ODD-LIC
Manufacturer CISCO
Configuration Odd
Input Power (Optical) 300 milliwatts
Lowest Insertion Loss 4 decibels
Highest Insertion Loss 4 decibels
Isolation for Adjacent Drop Channel 20 decibels
Isolation for Non-Adjacent Drop Channel 30 decibels
Drop Channel Crosstalk 16 decibels
Isolation for Adjacent Add Channel 17 decibels
Isolation for Non-Adjacent Add Channel 30 decibels
Add Channel Crosstalk 14 decibels
Return Loss 40 decibels
Monitor Add/Drop Loss Minimum 18 decibels
Monitor Add/Drop Loss Maximum 22 decibels
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.7 decibels
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.5 picoseconds
Uniformity in Insertion Loss 1.5 decibels
Chromatic Dispersion +/-12 picoseconds/nanometer
Operational Temperature Scope -5 to 65 degrees Celsius
Temperature Range for Storage -40 to 85 degrees Celsius
Dimensions (Height) 3.45 inches
Dimensions (Width) 17.21 inches
Dimensions (Depth) 10.89 inches
Mass 10.36 kilograms
Relative Humidity Tolerance 5% to 95%
Compatibility Patch Panels

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