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Product Line: Cisco ONS 15400 Series
Product Type: Ethernet DWDM XPonder Card
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Product Description

The 15454-10GE-XP module features a 10GE BASE-LR XFP client interface, designed for DWDM transmission and Layer 2 switching, supporting a system reach of 4 dB and an unamplified targeted fiber distance of 10 km. It operates within a nominal wavelength of 1310 nm, with a special range of 1260 to 1355 nm, and accommodates chromatic dispersion tolerance up to 6.6 ps/nm (SONET/SDH). This module is equipped with four 10 GbE ports, utilizing LC-LC connectors, and is designed to operate within a temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C and a humidity range of 5% to 95%, ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions.

FAQs for the 15454-10GE-XP

  • What is the system reach of the 10GE BASE-LR XFP?
    The system reach is 4 dB.
  • How far can the Client Interface 10GE BASE-LR XFP transmit data without amplification?
    It can transmit data up to 10 km unamplified.
  • What is the nominal wavelength for this device?
    The nominal wavelength is 1310 nm.
  • What is the range of wavelengths the 10GE BASE-LR XFP can operate within?
    It operates within a special range of 1260 to 1355 nm.
  • What are the minimum and maximum output power levels of the device?
    The minimum output power is -6 dBm, and the maximum output power is -1 dBm.
  • What is the minimum extinction ratio required for the Client Interface 10GE BASE-LR XFP?
    The minimum extinction ratio is 6 dB.
  • What is the maximum chromatic dispersion tolerance of this network device?
    The maximum chromatic dispersion tolerance is 6.6 ps/nm (SONET/SDH).
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the 10GE BASE-LR XFP?
    It can operate between -5 °C and 55 °C.
  • What type of connector does the device use?
    The device uses an LC-LC connector type for both transmission and reception.
  • What are the functions supported by the Client Interface 10GE BASE-LR XFP?
    It supports DWDM Transmission and Layer 2 Switching.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-10GE-XP module offers efficient DWDM transmission and Layer 2 switching capabilities, suitable for high-capacity networking needs with its four 10GbE ports. However, its limited system reach of 4 dB and targeted fiber distance of 10 km may restrict its use in longer distance applications without additional signal amplification. Additionally, the module operates within a broad temperature and humidity range, ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions, but the narrow output power range could pose challenges in maintaining optimal signal strength across different network configurations.


The CISCO 15454-10GE-XP is a high-capacity, 10 Gigabit Ethernet module designed for advanced networking solutions, particularly in the realms of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transmission and Layer 2 switching. This module is engineered to facilitate efficient and reliable high-speed data transmission over optical fiber networks, making it an essential component for service providers and large enterprises looking to expand their network's bandwidth and performance. At the heart of the CISCO 15454-10GE-XP's capabilities is its support for the 10GE BASE-LR XFP client interface, which enables the module to deliver fast Ethernet connections across a designated system reach of 4 dB. This is particularly significant for applications requiring unamplified targeted fiber distances up to 10 km, ensuring that performance is not compromised over distance. The module operates within a nominal wavelength of 1310 nm, with a special range extending from 1260 to 1355 nm. This flexibility in wavelength supports a variety of network configurations and requirements, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance across different network setups. The output power of the module ranges from a minimum of -6 dBm to a maximum of -1 dBm, with a minimum extinction ratio of 6 dB, providing a balance between signal strength and quality for efficient data transmission.
  • Chromatic Dispersion Tolerance: 6.6 ps/nm (SONET/SDH)
  • Maximum Receiver Reflectance: -14 dB
  • Connector Type (Tx/Rx): LC-LC
In terms of environmental specifications, the CISCO 15454-10GE-XP is designed to operate within a broad range of temperatures, from a minimum of -5 °C to a maximum of 55 °C. This ensures that the module can function effectively in various climatic conditions without compromising on performance. The operating humidity range is also wide, from 5% to 95%, accommodating different moisture levels in the operating environment. These specifications extend to storage conditions as well, ensuring the module's longevity and reliability over time. The module's laser safety classification is Class 1, indicating that it is safe for use in all types of environments without requiring additional safety measures. This is supported by a minimum required optical return loss of 12 dB, further emphasizing the module's safety and operational efficiency. For connectivity, the module uses LC-LC connectors, supporting the input wavelength bandwidth from 1290 to 1335 nm, and comes with four ports of 10 GbE type, which are essential for high-speed network connections and data transmission. In summary, the CISCO 15454-10GE-XP is a versatile and efficient networking module that offers reliable high-speed Ethernet connections over optical fiber networks. Its wide range of operational specifications, combined with safety and environmental considerations, make it a suitable choice for service providers and enterprises looking to enhance their network capabilities with DWDM transmission and Layer 2 switching functionalities.


Part Number CISCO 15454-10GE-XP
Manufacturer CISCO
Interface for Clients 10GE BASE-LR XFP
Optical Budget 4 dB
Distance Without Amplification 10 km
Central Wavelength 1310 nm
Operational Wavelength Range 1260 to 1355 nm
Lowest Output Power -6 dBm
Highest Output Power -1 dBm
Lowest Extinction Ratio 6 dB
Dispersion Tolerance 6.6 ps/nm (SONET/SDH)
Maximal Receiver Reflection -14 dB
Operating Temperature Range Low -5 °C
Operating Temperature Range High 55 °C
Operational Humidity Range Low 5%
Operational Humidity Range High 95%
Storage Temperature Range Low -5 °C
Storage Temperature Range High 55 °C
Storage Humidity Range Low 5%
Storage Humidity Range High 95%
Laser Classification Class 1
Optical Return Loss Minimum 12 dB
Connection Type LC-LC
Accepted Wavelength Spectrum 1290 to 1335 nm
Port Count 4
Port Specification 10 GbE
Capabilities DWDM Transmission, Layer 2 Switching

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