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Product Line: Cisco ONS 15454 Series
Product Type: Data Muxponder
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Product Description

The 15454-DM-L1-38.1 is designed for high-capacity networking, featuring 4 channels, multirate capabilities, and support for C band wavelengths, specifically at 1538.19 nm with a frequency of 194.9 THz. It achieves a data transmission speed of 2.5 Gbps, is tunable, and is compatible with the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform, supporting up to 20 nodes per network with an optical reach of up to 122 miles (195 km) for 16 channels. The module includes 8 SFP expansion slots, operates within the Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) application, and is equipped with a TCC2P timing, communications, and control card, along with options for AIC-I Alarm Interface Controller and AEP Alarm Expansion Panel for enhanced network management and scalability.

FAQs for the 15454-DM-L1-38.1

  • What is the frequency of the DWDM module?
    The frequency is 194.9 THz.
  • How many channels does this product support?
    It supports 4 channels.
  • Is the device tunable and capable of multirate operation?
    Yes, the device is both tunable and supports multirate operation.
  • What wavelength does the module operate at?
    The operating wavelength is 1538.19 nm.
  • What is the maximum speed achievable with this hardware?
    The maximum speed is 2.5 Gbps.
  • Which band does this module utilize?
    It utilizes the C band.
  • What are the compatible shelf assembly options?
    Compatible shelf assembly options include SA-HD, SA-HD-DDR, or SA-ETSI versions.
  • How many expansion slots are available?
    There are 8 SFP expansion slots available.
  • What is the optical reach for a single span with 40 channels?
    The optical reach is 106 miles (170 km) for a single span with 40 channels.
  • How many nodes per network does this equipment support?
    It supports up to 20 nodes per network.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-DM-L1-38.1 offers a versatile solution for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) with its ability to support four channels at a 2.5 Gbps speed over a single-mode fiber, indicating a strong performance for high-bandwidth applications. Its compatibility with the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform and the inclusion of 8 SFP expansion slots enhance its adaptability for various network configurations and expansion needs. However, the product's reliance on specific shelf assembly versions and fan-tray assemblies may limit its flexibility in deployment across different network environments.


The CISCO 15454-DM-L1-38.1 is a versatile, high-capacity module designed for the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform, offering advanced solutions for dense wavelength division multiplexing applications. This module is engineered to support four channels, providing a multirate capability that ensures flexibility and scalability in network infrastructure. Operating within the C band, it features a frequency of 194.9 THz and a wavelength of 1538.19 nm, facilitating data transmission speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps. Its tunable design enables efficient bandwidth utilization and simplifies network operations. Key to its deployment in dense networking environments is its compatibility with the Cisco ONS 15454 platform, which is enhanced by the inclusion of eight SFP expansion slots. This allows for significant network expansion and flexibility. The module integrates seamlessly with various Cisco components including the Timing, communications, and control card (TCC2P), and supports both the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC-I) and an optional Alarm Expansion Panel (AEP) for ANSI configurations. Depending on the deployment requirements, it can be housed in different shelf assemblies such as SA-HD, SA-HD-DDR, or SA-ETSI versions, and is compatible with multiple fan-tray assemblies including CC-FTA, FTA3-T (ANSI), or FTA-48V (ETSI), ensuring it meets diverse environmental and operational standards. The CISCO 15454-DM-L1-38.1 excels in network scalability and reach. It supports up to 20 nodes per network and offers an impressive optical reach. For single span, point-to-point configurations, it provides an optical reach of 106 miles (170 km) for 40 channels and extends to 122 miles (195 km) for 16 channels, leveraging amplified signals to maximize transmission distances. The module's capability extends to supporting 20 spans with a total ring circumference of up to 1240 miles (2000 km), making it suitable for extensive network infrastructures. It is designed to work with single-mode fiber types including G.652, G.655, and G.653, ensuring broad compatibility and performance excellence. Key features include: -
  • Support for 40 + 1 (OSC) wavelengths in the C band, scalable to 80, and 32 + 1 (OSC) wavelengths in the L band, scalable to 64.
  • Wavelength spacing of 100 GHz, scalable to 50 GHz, offering dense wavelength division for optimal bandwidth use.
  • Designed for use with the Cisco ONS 15454 platform, enhancing its dense wavelength division multiplexing capabilities.
This module is a strategic choice for enterprises and service providers seeking to enhance their network's capacity, reliability, and scalability. Its advanced features and flexible configuration options make it a critical component in modern, high-performance networking infrastructures, providing the necessary tools to meet growing data traffic demands efficiently.


Part Number CISCO 15454-DM-L1-38.1
Manufacturer Cisco Systems
Channel Quantity 4
Supports Various Data Rates Yes
Operating Frequency 194.9 Terahertz
Optical Wavelength 1538.19 Nanometers
Data Transfer Rate 2.5 Gigabits per second
Adjustable Wavelength Yes
Optical Band C-Band
Utilization DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
System Compatibility Compatible with Cisco ONS 15454 Series
SFP Ports Available 8
Management Card TCC2P
Alarm Interfaces AIC-I with optional AEP for ANSI
Rack Options SA-HD, SA-HD-DDR or SA-ETSI
Cooling Units CC-FTA, FTA3-T (ANSI) or FTA-48V (ETSI)
Max Nodes in Network 20
C-Band Wavelength Capacity 41 including OSC, expandable to 80
L-Band Wavelength Capacity 33 including OSC, expandable to 64
Channel Spacing 100 GHz, can be narrowed to 50 GHz
Max Distance for 40 Channels (Amplified) 106 miles (170 kilometers)
Max Distance for 16 Channels (Amplified) 122 miles (195 kilometers)
Span Count 20
Maximum Ring Size 1240 miles (2000 kilometers)
Fiber Compatibility Single-mode (G.652, G.655, G.653)

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