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Product Line: Cisco ONS 15400 Series
Product Type: Multiplexer
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Product Description

The 15454-40-MUX-C CISCO module features a Band C, 40-channel configuration with an Array Wave Guide filter type, designed for high-density wavelength division multiplexing. It supports a maximum input power of 25 dBm, with a dynamic range of 25 dB for the variable optical attenuator, and ensures signal integrity through minimum return loss of 40 dB and maximum polarization dependent loss of 0.6 dB. The module operates efficiently between -5 °C to 55 °C and fits into a single slot, equipped with MPO channel input/output ports and LC composite ports, while consuming 20 W power.

FAQs for the 15454-40-MUX-C

  • What is the insertion loss of the networking hardware?
    The insertion loss is 5.8 dB.
  • How does the part handle polarization-dependent loss?
    It has a maximum polarization dependent loss of 0.6 dB.
  • What type of filter does the device use?
    The device uses an Array Wave Guide filter.
  • Can you detail the operating temperature range for this equipment?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 55 °C.
  • What is the maximum input power the device can handle?
    The maximum input power is 25 dBm.
  • Describe the device's humidity specifications for operation.
    Operating humidity ranges from 5% RH to 95% RH.
  • What are the channel input/output port types?
    Channel input/output ports are MPO.
  • What is the device's power draw?
    The power draw is 20 W.
  • Does the device feature any indicators for operational status?
    Yes, it features LEDs for Failure (FAIL), Active/Standby (ACT/STBY), and Signal Fail (SF).
  • What are the storage conditions for the device?
    Storage temperature ranges from -40 °C to 70 °C, and humidity from 5% RH to 95% RH.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-40-MUX-C offers a compact solution with its single-slot design, supporting 40 channels with a manageable insertion loss of 5.8 dB and a maximum input power of 25 dBm, suitable for dense wavelength division multiplexing applications. However, its insertion loss is slightly higher than some competitors, potentially affecting signal quality over long distances. It excels in minimizing crosstalk, with adjacent crosstalk at 25 dB and nonadjacent at 34 dB, alongside a low maximum polarization dependent loss of 0.6 dB, ensuring signal integrity across all channels.


The CISCO 15454-40-MUX-C is a multiplexer card designed for high-performance optical networking. This card operates in the C-band spectrum and supports 40 channels, enabling efficient and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) solutions. It is specifically engineered to cater to the needs of expanding networks, offering an efficient way to increase bandwidth capacity without the need for additional fiber infrastructure. At the heart of this card's capabilities is its advanced Array Wave Guide filter technology, ensuring precise channel separation and minimizing crosstalk for optimal signal integrity. The CISCO 15454-40-MUX-C features a maximum input power of 25 dBm and maintains a low insertion loss of 5.8 dB, which is crucial for maintaining signal strength across extended network spans. The card's minimum variable optical attenuator (VOA) dynamic range of 25 dB allows for flexible signal optimization, accommodating various network demands. Key specifications include: - Minimum transmit filter bandwidth of +/-100 pm, ensuring tight wavelength control and efficient use of the optical spectrum. - Adjacent crosstalk of 25 dB and nonadjacent crosstalk of 34 dB, highlighting the card's ability to prevent signal interference between closely spaced wavelengths. - Maximum polarization dependent loss of 0.6 dB, demonstrating the card's effectiveness in maintaining signal quality regardless of polarization changes. The CISCO 15454-40-MUX-C is built to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. It operates effectively between -5 °C and 55 °C and can endure relative humidity levels from 5% to 95%, ensuring reliability in diverse operational environments. For storage, it is capable of withstanding temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and humidity levels as before, guaranteeing its durability and longevity even in harsh conditions. This card features MPO channel input/output ports for high-density fiber connections and LC composite ports for compatibility with a wide range of optical networking equipment. Its power consumption is modest at 20 W, making it an energy-efficient choice for network expansion. The card occupies a single slot within the chassis, optimizing space utilization in densely packed network configurations. Monitoring and maintenance are simplified with the inclusion of card LEDs, indicating failure (FAIL), active/standby status (ACT/STBY), and signal fail (SF) conditions, allowing for quick diagnostic and operational status checks. In summary, the CISCO 15454-40-MUX-C multiplexer card is a compact, high-capacity solution for DWDM network expansion. Its advanced filtering technology, combined with low insertion loss and high tolerance to environmental conditions, makes it a suitable choice for network operators looking to enhance their optical transport capabilities with minimal additional infrastructure. The card's design considerations for power efficiency, space utilization, and ease of monitoring further underscore its value in modern optical networks.


Part NumberCISCO 15454-40-MUX-C
Operating BandC
Channel Count40
Insertion Loss5.8 dB
VOA Dynamic Range Minimum25 dB
Input Power Ceiling25 dBm
Filter TechnologyArray Wave Guide
Bandwidth for Transmit Filter-1 dB at +/-100 pm
Adjacent Channel Isolation25 dB
Non-Adjacent Channel Isolation34 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss Peak0.6 dB
Return Loss Minimum40 dB
Channel I/O InterfaceMPO
Unified PortsLC
Energy Consumption20 W
Slot Requirement1
Indicator LEDsFailure (FAIL), Active/Standby (ACT/STBY), Signal Fail (SF)
Operational Temperature Range Low-5 °C
Operational Temperature Range High55 °C
Operational Humidity Range Low5% RH
Operational Humidity Range High95% RH
Storage Temperature Minimum-40 °C
Storage Temperature Maximum70 °C
Storage Humidity Minimum5% RH
Storage Humidity Maximum95% RH

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