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Product Line: Cisco Series
Product Type: Optical Add/Drop Card
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Product Description

The 15454-AD-1C-54.1 is a Cisco networking hardware component featuring 32 channels for dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) with an add/drop frequency within 100 GHz. It supports integration into DWDM card system slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17, equipped with two cascaded passive optical interferential filters, one software-controlled optical attenuator, and four photodiodes. This unit offers six LC-PC-II optical ports, two ports each for add/drop and express channel client input and output, and two communication ports, with a typical power consumption of 17 W and a maximum of 25 W.

FAQs for the 15454-AD-1C-54.1

  • What is the number of channels supported by the DWDM card?
    The DWDM card supports 32 channels.
  • How is the add/drop frequency characterized in this system?
    The add/drop frequency is within 100 GHz.
  • Can you specify the slots available for insertion in the DWDM Card System?
    Insertion is available in system slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17.
  • What type of optical interferential filters does the DWDM card utilize?
    The card uses cascaded passive optical interferential filters.
  • How many optical attenuators are included, and what is their type?
    There is one optical attenuator, which is software controlled.
  • What is the total number of photodiodes present in the DWDM card?
    The card contains 4 photodiodes.
  • Can you describe the indicators available on the DWDM card?
    The card features card level and port level indicators, with 3 card level indicators.
  • How many optical ports does the DWDM card have?
    There are 6 LC-PC-II optical ports.
  • What is the typical and maximum power rating of the DWDM card?
    The typical power is 17 W, and the maximum power is 25 W.
  • What are the specifications for the insertion loss in both the express and add sections?
    The insertion loss is 2.4 dB or 1.2 dB for the express section and 2.6 dB for the add section.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.1 offers versatility across 32 channels with an add/drop frequency within 100 GHz, suitable for complex DWDM network configurations. However, the device's insertion loss for both express and add sections, at 2.4 dB and 2.6 dB respectively, may impact signal quality in certain scenarios. It benefits from a comprehensive set of features including software-controlled optical attenuators and multiple ports for varied network connections, but its power consumption and heat dissipation could be a concern for energy-conscious deployments.


The CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.1 is a critical component in the realm of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems, engineered to facilitate the efficient management and routing of optical signals. This advanced piece of networking hardware is designed to seamlessly integrate into slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17 of the DWDM card system, offering a versatile solution for various network configurations. With its capacity to handle 32 channels, this unit stands as a pivotal element in the enhancement of network bandwidth and performance. At the heart of its functionality, the device features two optical interferential filters of the cascaded passive type, ensuring precise signal processing and minimal interference. This is complemented by a single software-controlled optical attenuator, which allows for meticulous adjustment of signal strength, thereby optimizing network efficiency and reliability. The hardware is further equipped with four photodiodes, enhancing the system's capability to accurately monitor and manage optical signals. The CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.1 boasts an array of ports designed to support a wide range of network operations. It includes six LC-PC-II optical ports, facilitating high-quality optical fiber connections. Additionally, the device offers two ports each for add/drop channel client input and output, express channel client input and output, and communication, enabling versatile connectivity options for different network requirements.
  • Number of Channels: 32
  • Add/Drop Frequency: Within 100 GHz
  • Number of Optical Attenuators: 1 (One Software Controlled)
The device is distinguished by its indicators at both the card and port levels, with three card level indicators providing clear, at-a-glance status information. This feature ensures streamlined monitoring and troubleshooting, further enhancing the system's ease of use and reliability. In terms of power specifications, the CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.1 operates within a typical power range of 17 W, with a maximum power consumption of 25 W. This is coupled with a current rating at -48 V of 0.35 A and a heat dissipation rate of 58 BTU/Hour, demonstrating the device's efficiency in energy use and thermal management. The hardware's performance is characterized by its insertion loss metrics, with the express section exhibiting an insertion loss of either 2.4 dB or 1.2 dB, and the add section featuring an insertion loss of 2.6 dB. Additionally, the variable optical attenuator (VOA) offers a dynamic range of 30 dB, alongside a maximum optical input power of 300 mW, ensuring robust signal handling capabilities. Both the transmit (Trx) and receive (Rfx) filters maintain a shape of +/-180 pm, further evidence of the device's precision in signal processing. Dimensionally, the CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.1 measures 12.65 inches in height, 0.921 inches in width, and 9 inches in depth, making it a compact yet powerful solution for DWDM applications. This product encapsulates CISCO's commitment to delivering high-quality networking hardware that addresses the complex demands of modern optical networks, ensuring efficient, reliable, and scalable network operations.


Item Code and Maker CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.1
Channel Quantity 32
Frequency Range for Add/Drop Within 100 GHz
Compatible DWDM Card System Slots Slots 1-6, 12-17
Optical Interferential Filter Count 2
Optical Interferential Filter Configuration Cascaded Passive
Optical Attenuator Count 1
Optical Attenuator Type Software-Controlled
Photodiode Count 4
Indicator Types Card and Port Level
Card Level Indicator Count 3
LC-PC-II Optical Port Count 6
Add/Drop Channel Client I/O Port Count 2
Express Channel Client I/O Port Count 2
Communication Port Count 2
Standard Power Usage 17 W
Peak Power Consumption 25 W
Current Consumption at -48 V 0.35 A
Thermal Output 58 BTU/Hour
Express Section Insertion Loss 2.4 dB or 1.2 dB
Add Section Insertion Loss 2.6 dB
Variable Optical Attenuator Range 30 dB
Max Optical Power Input 300 mW
Transmission Filter Bandwidth +/-180 pm
Reflection Filter Bandwidth +/-180 pm
Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.65 x 0.921 x 9 in.

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