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Product Line: Cisco ONS 15400 Series
Product Type: Muxponder Card
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Product Description

The 15454-40E-MXP-C offers a 40 Gbps speed, incorporating advanced modulation with CP-DQPSK for efficient signal processing. It supports a range of data rates, including OTU2 and OTU2e with input data rates of 10.709 Gbps and 11.096 Gbps respectively, and is compatible with both 8 and 10 Gigabit Fiber Channel communications. Designed for versatility, it fits into slots 1 to 5 and 12 to 16 in the ONS 15454 DWDM chassis, and slot 2 in both the ONS 15454 M2 and M6 chassis, supporting a wide array of network configurations and standards including SONET/SDH and GFP framing for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy.

FAQs for the 15454-40E-MXP-C

  • What is the maximum speed supported by this networking hardware?
    • The hardware supports a maximum speed of 40 Gbps.
  • Does it support 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy?
    • Yes, it supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy with the trunk port's overclocking feature enabled.
  • Can this device modulate signals using CP-DQPSK?
    • Yes, it utilizes CP-DQPSK for signal modulation.
  • Is 10 Gb Fiber Channel supported?
    • Yes, 10 Gb Fiber Channel is supported with the trunk port's overclocking feature enabled.
  • What about compatibility with OTU2e?
    • OTU2e is compatible with the device when the trunk port's overclocking feature is enabled.
  • Can it perform GFP and WIS framing for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy with overclocking disabled?
    • Yes, it can perform GFP and WIS framing for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy with the overclocking feature disabled on the trunk port.
  • Is 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel supported?
    • 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel is supported with the overclocking feature disabled on the trunk port.
  • Does it support OC-1292/STM-64?
    • Yes, OC-1292/STM-64 is supported both with and without the overclocking feature on the trunk port.
  • What is the input data rate for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy?
    • The input data rate for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy is 10.312 Gbps.
  • What slot numbers are available in the ONS 15454 DWDM Chassis for this device?
    • Slot numbers 1 to 5 and 12 to 16 are available in the ONS 15454 DWDM Chassis for this device.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-40E-MXP-C supports a wide array of data rates and formats, including 10 Gbps Ethernet, 8 and 10 Gbps Fiber Channel, and various OTU2/OTU2e configurations, making it versatile for different networking needs. Its capability to toggle overclocking on the trunk port allows for enhanced performance for specific protocols, offering flexibility in network design. However, the requirement to manually enable or disable overclocking for optimal performance across different protocols may introduce complexity in configuration and management.


The CISCO 15454-40E-MXP-C is a high-capacity, multiservice transport platform designed to enhance and optimize network performance. It supports a speed of 40 Gbps, ensuring efficient data transmission across networks. This module is versatile, with capabilities for both linear configuration and integration into various CISCO ONS chassis types, including the 15454 DWDM, 15454 M2, and 15454 M6, specifically occupying slots 1 to 5 and 12 to 16 in the DWDM chassis, slot 2 in the M2 chassis, and slots 2 to 6 in the M6 chassis. This product stands out for its support of a wide range of data rates and protocols. It features Continuous Bit Rate (CBR) mapping for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy with an option for overclocking on the trunk port to accommodate higher data rates. The modulation format employed is CP-DQPSK, known for its efficiency in data transmission. The hardware also supports 10 Gb and 8 Gb Fiber Channel, with overclocking options for enhanced performance, making it suitable for intensive data transmission tasks. Additionally, it offers OTU2 and OTU2e support with overclocking capabilities to ensure flexibility in data transport. Key features include: -
  • SONET/SDH Overhead Bytes Pass, Sections Pass, and Line Termination Pass features for comprehensive network compatibility and reliability.
  • GFP and WIS Framing for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy with overclocking disabled, ensuring broad protocol support.
  • Support for OC-1292/STM-64 with overclocking disabled, enhancing the module's versatility in network integration.
With overclocking disabled, the CISCO 15454-40E-MXP-C also supports 8 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Fiber Channel, OC-1292/STM-64, and OTU2, ensuring a wide range of data transmission capabilities. The input data rates supported by this module are equally impressive, with 8.48 Gbps for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10.519 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10.312 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy, 9.953 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Ethernet WAN-Phy and OC-192/STM-64, 10.709 Gbps for OTU2, and 11.096 Gbps for OTU2e. These specifications highlight the module's ability to handle high-speed data transmissions efficiently. The CISCO 15454-40E-MXP-C is designed for networks that require high bandwidth and flexibility. Its support for various protocols and data rates makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to expand their network's capacity or upgrade their existing infrastructure. The product's compatibility with multiple CISCO ONS chassis types further ensures that it can be integrated into diverse network environments with ease. Whether for data centers, enterprise networks, or service provider applications, this module provides a reliable solution for enhancing network performance and capacity.


Model NumberCISCO 15454-40E-MXP-C
Transmission Speed40 Gbps
10GbE LAN-Phy CompatibilitySupported with Trunk Port Overclocking
Modulation TechniqueCP-DQPSK
10G Fiber Channel SupportAvailable with Trunk Port Overclocking
OTU2e CompatibilityEnabled with Trunk Port Overclocking
GFP & WIS for 10GbE LAN-PhySupported without Trunk Port Overclocking
8Gb Fiber Channel ProvisionSupported without Trunk Port Overclocking
OC-1292/STM-64 SupportAvailable without Trunk Port Overclocking
OTU2 AvailabilityEnabled without Trunk Port Overclocking
SONET/SDH Overhead Byte HandlingSupported
Section TransparencySupported
Line Termination CapabilitySupported
8G Fibre Channel Input Rate8.48 Gbps
10G Fibre Channel Input Rate10.519 Gbps
10GbE LAN-Phy Input Rate10.312 Gbps
10GbE WAN-Phy Input Rate9.953 Gbps
OC-192/STM-64 Input Rate9.953 Gbps
OTU2 Input Data Rate10.709 Gbps
OTU2e Input Data Rate11.096 Gbps
Linear Topology SupportSupported
ONS 15454 DWDM Chassis Slot Range1-5, 12-16
ONS 15454 M2 Chassis Slot2
ONS 15454 M6 Chassis Slots2-6

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