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

The 15454-AD-1C-54.9 is a CISCO networking hardware component with 32 channels and supports add/drop frequency within 100 GHz. It operates at a typical power of 17 W, with a maximum power consumption of 25 W, and a current rating at -48 V of 0.35 A. Designed for efficiency, it features two cascaded passive optical interferential filters, one software-controlled optical attenuator, and four photodiodes, fitting into insertion slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17 in the DWDM card system.

FAQs for the 15454-AD-1C-54.9

  • What is the maximum power rating of this networking hardware?
    The maximum power rating is 25 W.
  • How many channels does the device support?
    It supports 32 channels.
  • What is the typical power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 17 W.
  • What range of add/drop frequency does the device operate within?
    It operates within 100 GHz.
  • What is the current rating at -48 V?
    The current rating at -48 V is 0.35 A.
  • How many insertion slots are available in the DWDM card system?
    There are insertion slots in system slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17.
  • What is the heat dissipation rate of this device?
    The heat dissipation rate is 58 BTU/Hour.
  • How many optical interferential filters are included, and what type are they?
    There are 2 optical interferential filters, which are cascaded passive type.
  • What is the dynamic range of the variable optical attenuator (VOA)?
    The VOA dynamic range is 30 dB.
  • How many photodiodes are included in the device?
    There are 4 photodiodes included.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.9 offers a solid performance with its capacity to manage 32 channels and a comprehensive add/drop frequency within 100 GHz, catering efficiently to dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. However, its power consumption, peaking at 25W, and a heat dissipation rate of 58 BTU/hour, might raise concerns for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, the unit's design, supporting insertion in multiple slots of the DWDM card system and offering a range of ports for various functions, enhances its versatility but the insertion loss figures, particularly 2.6 dB for the add section, could impact signal quality in certain scenarios.


The CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.9 is a highly specialized piece of networking hardware designed for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. This product is engineered to manage and optimize the performance of optical networks through efficient channel addition and dropping, leveraging its capacity to handle 32 channels within a 100 GHz add/drop frequency range. It is built to ensure seamless integration and performance within the DWDM card system, fitting into insertion slots ranging from 1 to 6 and 12 to 17. At the core of its functionality are two optical interferential filters, which are of the cascaded passive type, ensuring precise wavelength selection and minimizing crosstalk between channels. The device also incorporates one software-controlled optical attenuator, which allows for dynamic adjustment of signal power to maintain optimal levels across the network. Monitoring and adjustment are further supported by four photodiodes, providing real-time feedback on signal strength and quality. The hardware features six LC-PC-II optical ports, facilitating high-capacity data transmission through low-loss connections. It also includes 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 configurations. The product is designed to ensure minimal signal loss, with insertion loss rates of 2.4 dB or 1.2 dB in the express section and 2.6 dB in the add section, ensuring efficient signal transmission and reception. Key specifications include: -
  • VOA dynamic range of 30 dB, accommodating a wide range of signal strengths.
  • Maximum optical input power of 300 mW, supporting high-capacity data flows.
  • Size dimensions of 12.65 x 0.921 x 9 inches, designed for compact installation within network racks.
The device operates typically at 17 W power, with a maximum threshold of 25 W, and a current rating at -48 V of 0.35 A. This power efficiency is complemented by a heat dissipation capacity of 58 BTU/Hour, ensuring the hardware maintains optimal performance levels without overheating. Indicators at both the card and port levels, including three card level indicators, provide immediate visual feedback on operational status, facilitating easy monitoring and troubleshooting. The CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.9 stands out for its precision in signal management, enabled by Trx and Rfx filter shapes of +/-180 pm, which ensure sharp demarcation of channel boundaries and minimal interference. Its design and functionality make it a critical component for network operators seeking to enhance the efficiency and reliability of their optical transmission systems. In summary, the CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.9 is a versatile and efficient solution for DWDM networks, offering precise channel add/drop capabilities, dynamic signal management, and high-capacity connectivity, all within a compact and power-efficient framework.


Item Number CISCO 15454-AD-1C-54.9
Manufacturer CISCO
Channel Count 32
Frequency for Add/Drop 100 GHz Range
Standard Consumption 17 Watts
Peak Consumption 25 Watts
Current at -48V 0.35 Amperes
Thermal Output 58 BTU per Hour
Compatible Slots 1-6, 12-17
Optical Filter Count 2
Filter Type Sequential Passive
Attenuator Quantity 1
Attenuator Type Software Managed
Photodiode Count 4
Status Indicators Card and Port Levels
Card Indicator Count 3
LC-PC-II Port Count 6
Add/Drop Client Ports 2
Express Client Ports 2
Communication Port Count 2
Express Section Loss 1.2 dB or 2.4 dB
Add Section Loss 2.6 dB
VOA Range 30 dB
Highest Input Power 300 Milliwatts
Transmit Filter Bandwidth +/-180 picometers
Receive Filter Bandwidth +/-180 picometers
Dimensions 12.65 x 0.921 x 9 inches

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