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

The 15454-40G-MXP-C offers a 40 Gbps speed with a variety of supported data rates, including 8.48 Gbps for 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10.519 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, and 10.312 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy. It supports modulation format RZ-DQPSK and enables SONET/SDH overhead bytes pass, sections pass, and line termination. Compatible with the ONS 15454 DWDM and M2 Chassis, it offers flexibility with 5 ports on the faceplate and supports slot numbers 1 to 5 and 12 to 16 in the DWDM Chassis and slot number 2 in the M2 Chassis.

FAQs for the 15454-40G-MXP-C

  • What is the speed capacity of the networking hardware?
    The hardware supports a speed of 40 Gbps.
  • Does the device support 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy?
    Yes, the device supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy, with GFP and WIS framing enabled when the trunk port's overclock is disabled.
  • Can the hardware handle 10 Gb Fiber Channel?
    Yes, it can handle 10 Gb Fiber Channel with the trunk port's overclock enabled.
  • What modulation format is used by this device?
    The device utilizes RZ-DQPSK modulation format.
  • Is OTU2e support available?
    Yes, OTU2e is supported with the trunk port's overclock enabled.
  • What input data rates are supported for 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel?
    The input data rate for 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel is 8.48 Gbps.
  • How does the device handle SONET/SDH overhead bytes?
    The device passes SONET/SDH overhead bytes, supporting sections and line termination.
  • What is the input data rate for OTU2?
    The input data rate for OTU2 is 10.709 Gbps.
  • Is it possible to configure the hardware in a linear setup?
    Yes, the hardware supports linear configuration.
  • How many ports are available on the faceplate?
    There are 5 ports available on the faceplate.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C offers versatile support for multiple data rates, including 8 and 10 Gigabit Fiber Channel and 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy, with overclocking options for enhanced performance on trunk ports. However, the absence of direct support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy without overclocking may limit flexibility in some network configurations. Additionally, its capacity to handle OTU2, OTU2e, and SONET/SDH overhead bytes efficiently, alongside a linear configuration and five ports on the faceplate, makes it suitable for diverse networking environments requiring high-speed data transmission.


The CISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C is engineered to address the demands of high-capacity networks, offering a versatile solution for various data transport needs. This module is designed to seamlessly integrate into ONS 15454 DWDM and M2 chassis, supporting slots 1 to 5 and 12 to 16 in the DWDM chassis, and slot 2 in the M2 chassis. The hardware is equipped with five ports on its faceplate, facilitating straightforward connections and efficient network configurations. At the core of its performance, the CISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C boasts a maximum speed of 40 Gbps, ensuring high-speed data transmission across networks. The module supports a variety of data rates and protocols, making it a flexible choice for diverse networking environments. Notably, it offers 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy with and without GFP and WIS framing, accommodating various networking requirements. Additionally, the module provides robust support for 10 and 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel, with the ability to enable overclocking on the trunk port for enhanced throughput.
  • Input Data Rate of 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel: 8.48 Gbps
  • Input Data Rate of 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel: 10.519 Gbps
  • Input Data Rate of 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN-Phy: 10.312 Gbps
The CISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C employs RZ-DQPSK modulation format for efficient signal processing and transmission, further enhancing its performance capabilities. It supports various optical transport unit (OTU) formats, including OTU2 and OTU2e, with the option to enable overclocking on the trunk port for OTU2e, ensuring compatibility with high-speed networks and demanding data rates. In addition to its high-speed data transmission capabilities, the module excels in handling SONET/SDH overhead bytes, sections, and line termination, confirming its suitability for integration into existing SONET/SDH networks. This feature ensures seamless data transmission and interoperability across different network architectures. For organizations managing dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks, the CISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C provides a linear configuration option, enabling efficient network design and simplification of complex network architectures. This feature, combined with the module's high-speed capabilities and support for a wide range of data rates, makes it an ideal solution for expanding network capacity and performance. The CISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C stands out for its comprehensive support for various data rates and protocols, its compatibility with both DWDM and M2 chassis, and its ability to meet the high-speed demands of modern networks. Whether it's facilitating 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections or enabling high-speed fiber channel communications, this module provides a versatile and efficient solution for network expansion and optimization.


Part NumberCISCO 15454-40G-MXP-C
Transmission Speed40 Gbps
10GbE LAN-Phy CBR ConversionNo
Signal ModulationRZ-DQPSK
Support for 10Gb Fiber ChannelAvailable (Requires Trunk Port Overclocking)
Enhanced OTU2 (OTU2e)Available (Requires Trunk Port Overclocking)
10GbE LAN-Phy Framing with GFP and WISAvailable (Trunk Port Overclocking Not Required)
Support for 8Gb Fiber ChannelAvailable (Trunk Port Overclocking Not Required)
Support for OC-1292/STM-64Available (Trunk Port Overclocking Not Required)
Standard OTU2 SupportAvailable (Trunk Port Overclocking Not Required)
SONET/SDH Overhead ProcessingSupported
Section TransparencySupported
Line TransparencySupported
8Gb Fibre Channel Data Rate8.48 Gbps
10Gb Fibre Channel Data Rate10.519 Gbps
10GbE LAN-Phy Data Rate10.312 Gbps
10GbE WAN-Phy Data Rate9.953 Gbps
OC-192/STM-64 Data Rate9.953 Gbps
OTU2 Data Rate10.709 Gbps
OTU2e Data Rate11.096 Gbps
Configuration FlexibilityLinear
Number of Interface Ports5
Compatible DWDM Chassis Slots1-5, 12-16
Compatible M2 Chassis Slot2

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