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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-XPE Cisco module features a 10GE BASE-ER XFP client interface and supports a system reach of 11 dB with an unamplified targeted fiber distance of 40 km. It operates within a nominal wavelength of 1550 nm and a special range of 1530 to 1565 nm, maintaining an output power range from -1 to 2 dBm. Designed for durability, it functions effectively within a wide operating temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C and a humidity range of 5% to 95%, supporting DWDM transmission and Layer 2 switching capabilities.

FAQs for the 15454-10GE-XPE

  • What is the nominal wavelength of the 10GE BASE-ER XFP?
    The nominal wavelength is 1550 nm.
  • How does the Client Interface 10GE BASE-ER XFP handle chromatic dispersion?
    It has a chromatic dispersion tolerance of 800 ps/nm, suitable for SONET/SDH applications.
  • What is the maximum unamplified targeted fiber distance for this device?
    The maximum unamplified targeted fiber distance is 40 km.
  • Can the Client Interface 10GE BASE-ER XFP operate in DWDM transmission systems?
    Yes, it supports DWDM transmission.
  • What range of operating temperatures can the 10GE BASE-ER XFP handle?
    It can operate within a temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C.
  • What type of connectors does the Client Interface 10GE BASE-ER XFP use?
    It uses LC-LC connectors for both transmission and reception.
  • What is the output power range for the 10GE BASE-ER XFP?
    The output power ranges from -1 to 2 dBm.
  • Is the Client Interface 10GE BASE-ER XFP capable of Layer 2 Switching?
    Yes, it is capable of Layer 2 Switching.
  • What is the minimum operating humidity for the 10GE BASE-ER XFP?
    The minimum operating humidity is 5%.
  • What laser safety class does the Client Interface 10GE BASE-ER XFP belong to?
    It is classified under Laser Safety Class 1.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE module offers a solid solution for extending 10 GbE over long distances, specifically up to 40 km, with a system reach of 11 dB and support for DWDM transmission, which is beneficial for network engineers looking to integrate into existing DWDM networks. However, its performance is limited by a chromatic dispersion tolerance of 800 ps/nm, which may affect signal quality over longer distances or in environments with high chromatic dispersion. Additionally, the module operates within a relatively narrow temperature range (-5 °C to 55 °C), potentially limiting its deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions.


The CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE is a specialized networking module designed to enhance the capabilities of optical networking through its advanced features and specifications. This product is tailored to meet the demands of high-capacity networks, providing efficient and reliable transmission over fiber optic cables. At the heart of its design is the Client Interface 10GE BASE-ER XFP, which facilitates high-speed data transmission at a rate of 10 Gbps. This makes it an ideal solution for networks that require fast and efficient data exchange. The system's reach is notable, with an 11 dB system reach and an unamplified targeted fiber distance of up to 40 km, ensuring that it can support long-distance connections without the need for additional amplification. The CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE operates at a nominal wavelength of 1550 nm, with a special range that spans from 1530 to 1565 nm. This wide range allows for flexible operation within different network environments and conditions. The output power of the device can be adjusted between -1 to 2 dBm, accommodating various network requirements. Key specifications include: - Minimum Extinction Ratio: 8.2 dB, ensuring clear signal transmission. - Chromatic Dispersion Tolerance: 800 ps/nm (SONET/SDH), which allows for the transmission of data over long distances without signal degradation. - Maximum Receiver Reflectance: -14 dB, minimizing signal return to ensure cleaner transmission. Environmental conditions are also a consideration in the design of the CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE. It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C and can withstand humidity levels from 5% to 95%, making it suitable for a wide range of operating environments. Storage conditions mirror the operating conditions, ensuring device integrity when not in use. Safety is paramount, and the CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE is classified as a Laser Safety Class 1 device, indicating that it is safe under all conditions of normal use. The minimum required optical return loss of 12 dB further enhances its safety and performance features. For connectivity, the device features LC-LC connectors, supporting up to 4 ports of 10 GbE. This allows for multiple connections, making it a versatile component in larger network setups. With support for DWDM transmission, the CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE can handle dense wavelength division multiplexing, increasing the bandwidth available for data transmission. Additionally, Layer 2 switching capability is integrated, allowing for efficient data packet routing and forwarding within networks. In summary, the CISCO 15454-10GE-XPE is a comprehensive solution for networks requiring high-speed, long-distance optical fiber transmission. Its specifications and features are designed to meet the needs of modern networks, ensuring reliable and efficient data transfer. Whether for enterprise applications or service provider networks, this module offers the performance and flexibility required to support complex networking environments.


Part Number and ManufacturerCISCO 15454-10GE-XPE
Interface Type10GbE BASE-ER XFP
Maximum Link Budget11 dB
Maximum Fiber Distance without Amplification40 km
Central Wavelength1550 nm
Operational Wavelength Range1530 to 1565 nm
Transmit Power Range-1 to 2 dBm
Lowest Extinction Ratio8.2 dB
Dispersion Compensation Tolerance800 ps/nm (SONET/SDH)
Highest Receiver Reflection-14 dB
Lowest Ambient Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Ambient Operating Temperature55 °C
Lowest Operating Relative Humidity5%
Highest Operating Relative Humidity95%
Lowest Non-operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Non-operating Temperature55 °C
Lowest Non-operating Relative Humidity5%
Highest Non-operating Relative Humidity95%
Safety Classification for LaserClass 1
Optical Return Loss Minimum Requirement12 dB
Transmission and Reception Connector TypeLC-LC
Accepted Input Wavelength Spectrum1530 to 1565 nm
Total Number of Ports4
Type of Ports10 GbE
Support for DWDM TransmissionYes
Capability for Layer 2 SwitchingYes

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