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

The 15454-AD-2C-54.1 CISCO module features 32 channels with an add/drop frequency within 100 GHz, utilizing cascaded passive optical interferential filters for precise signal management. It is designed with a 30 dB VOA dynamic range, supports a maximum optical input power of 300 mW, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C. The module dimensions are 12.65 x 0.921 x 9 in., includes 2 software-controlled VOAs, 4 photodiodes, and offers multiple connectivity options with 8 LC-PC-II optical ports, 4 ports for add/drop channel client input and output, and 2 ports for express channel client input and output.

FAQs for the 15454-AD-2C-54.1

  • What is the number of channels supported by this device?
    The device supports 32 channels.
  • How does the Add/Drop Frequency range impact performance?
    The Add/Drop Frequency within 100 GHz ensures precise control over signal routing, optimizing network efficiency.
  • Can you specify the Trx and Rfx Filter Shape?
    Both the Trx and Rfx Filter Shapes are +/-180 pm, ensuring high-quality signal processing.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 12.65 x 0.921 x 9 inches (H x W x D).
  • What is the Insertion Loss for the Express, Add, and Drop sections?
    The Insertion Loss is 2.7 dB or 1.6 dB for the Express section, 3.1 dB or 2.6 dB for the Add section, and 2.0 dB or 2.4 dB for the Drop section.
  • What dynamic range does the VOA support?
    The VOA supports a dynamic range of 30 dB.
  • What is the maximum optical input power the device can handle?
    The device can handle a maximum optical input power of 300 mW.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    The operating temperature range is -5 °C to 55 °C, with a relative operating humidity of 5% to 95%.
  • How many VOAs and photodiodes does the device include?
    The device includes 2 VOAs and 4 photodiodes.
  • What types of indicators are provided for monitoring the device status?
    Indicators include card level and port level, with 3 card level indicators: Red FAIL LED, Green ACT LED, Amber SF LED.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-AD-2C-54.1 offers 32 channels with add/drop frequencies within 100 GHz, catering to high-density networking requirements. However, its insertion loss metrics, ranging from 1.6 dB to 3.1 dB across different sections, might slightly impact the overall system efficiency in certain configurations. Additionally, the hardware supports a wide operating temperature range and features software-controlled VOAs, enhancing flexibility in network management but requires careful thermal and power management to maintain optimal performance.


The CISCO 15454-AD-2C-54.1 is a versatile and advanced optical add-drop multiplexer component designed for high-capacity, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks. This product enables the flexible addition and dropping of channels within the network, supporting 32 channels at a 100 GHz spacing. Its hardware is engineered to accommodate the rigorous demands of modern optical networks, ensuring efficient, reliable performance. In terms of physical dimensions, the unit measures 12.65 inches in height, 0.921 inches in width, and 9 inches in depth, making it a compact solution for installation in various network environments. The hardware is characterized by its insertion loss metrics, which are 2.7 dB or 1.6 dB for the express section, 3.1 dB or 2.6 dB for the add section, and 2.0 dB or 2.4 dB for the drop section, respectively. These figures indicate the efficiency with which the device can insert or drop channels with minimal signal degradation. - The device features two variable optical attenuators (VOAs) with a dynamic range of 30 dB. These VOAs are software-controlled, allowing for precise adjustment and management of optical signal levels. - Equipped with four photodiodes, the CISCO 15454-AD-2C-54.1 provides accurate monitoring and feedback of optical power levels, which is critical for maintaining optimal network performance. - Connectivity is facilitated through eight LC-PC-II optical ports, four ports designated for add/drop channel client input and output, two ports for express channel client input and output, and two ports for communication, offering flexibility in network configuration. The device's maximum optical input power is rated at 300 mW, accommodating high-power applications. Designed to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, it has an operating temperature range of -5 °C to 55 °C and can withstand relative humidity levels from 5% to 95%. For storage, it is capable of enduring temperatures from -40 °C to 85 °C with the same relative humidity tolerance as in operational conditions. Optical performance is further enhanced by the use of cascaded passive optical interferential filters, which ensure precise wavelength selection and signal clarity. The CISCO 15454-AD-2C-54.1 also incorporates card level and port level indicators for real-time status monitoring. These indicators include a red FAIL LED, a green ACT LED, and an amber SF LED, providing immediate visual feedback on the operational state of the device. In summary, the CISCO 15454-AD-2C-54.1 stands out as a comprehensive solution for adding and dropping channels in DWDM networks. Its hardware specifications reflect a commitment to performance, flexibility, and reliability, making it an integral component for managing optical signals in a wide range of networking environments.


ItemCISCO 15454-AD-2C-54.1
Channel Quantity32
Channel Selection Frequency Range100 GHz
Transmission Filter Bandwidth+/-180 pm
Reflection Filter Bandwidth+/-180 pm
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)12.65 x 0.921 x 9 inches
Express Path Insertion Loss2.7 dB or 1.6 dB
Add Path Insertion Loss3.1 dB or 2.6 dB
Drop Path Insertion Loss2.0 dB or 2.4 dB
Variable Optical Attenuator Range30 dB
Peak Optical Input Power300 mW
Functional Temperature Range-5 °C to 55 °C
Operational Humidity Range5% to 95%
Non-operational Temperature Range-40 °C to 85 °C
Non-operational Humidity Range5% to 95%
Filter TechnologyCascaded Passive
VOA Count2
VOA TypeSoftware Controlled
Photodiode Count4
Status IndicatorsCard and Port Level
Card Status Indicator Count3
LC-PC-II Connector Count8
Add/Drop Channel Port Count4
Express Channel Port Count2
Communication Port Count2
Status Indicator LightsRed FAIL, Green ACT, Amber SF

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