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

The 15454-DM-L1-58.1 is a Cisco Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing module with a multirate capability, supporting 4 channels over a C band wavelength of 1558.17 nm and a frequency of 192.4 THz. It offers a speed of 2.5 Gbps, is tunable, and designed for compatibility with the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform, featuring 1 SFP expansion slot and support for up to 20 nodes per network. This module supports an optical reach of up to 122 miles (195 km) for 16 channels, with the capability to handle a network ring circumference of up to 1240 miles (2000 km), utilizing single-mode fiber (G.652, G.655, G.653).

FAQs for the 15454-DM-L1-58.1

  • What is the maximum number of channels supported by the device?
    The device supports up to 4 channels.
  • How does the device's compatibility with Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform benefit users?
    Compatibility ensures seamless integration and operation within networks utilizing the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform, facilitating efficient network expansion and maintenance.
  • Is the device capable of multirate operation?
    Yes, the device supports multirate operation.
  • What wavelength and frequency are utilized by the device?
    The device operates at a wavelength of 1558.17 nm and a frequency of 192.4 THz.
  • Can the device's speed reach 2.5 Gbps?
    Yes, the device offers a speed of 2.5 Gbps.
  • What type of applications is the device designed for?
    The device is designed for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) applications.
  • Is the device tunable and, if so, within which band?
    Yes, the device is tunable within the C band.
  • What are the options for the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC) and Alarm Expansion Panel (AEP)?
    The options include AIC-I with an optional AEP for ANSI configurations.
  • How many expansion slots does the device have?
    The device is equipped with 1 SFP expansion slot.
  • What is the maximum optical reach for 40 channels in a single span, point-to-point configuration?
    For 40 channels, the maximum optical reach in a single span, point-to-point configuration is 106 miles (170 km).

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-DM-L1-58.1 module supports a versatile range of applications through its dense wavelength division multiplexing capability, offering a tunable bandwidth with speeds up to 2.5 Gbps across four channels. It is compatible with the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform, providing a scalable solution for networks, supporting up to 20 nodes with wavelength scalability from 40 channels in the C band and 32 in the L band, enhancing network capacity and efficiency. However, the module's reliance on specific Cisco platform components and the limited number of expansion slots may restrict its use in more diverse or expanding network environments.


The CISCO 15454-DM-L1-58.1 is a versatile and high-performance hardware module designed for advanced networking applications. This device is an integral part of the Cisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform, offering a scalable and efficient solution for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. The module's specifications cater to a wide range of networking requirements, making it suitable for various high-capacity data transmission tasks. At the core of its functionality, the CISCO 15454-DM-L1-58.1 supports four channels, ensuring a multifaceted approach to data distribution and management. Its multirate capability allows for varying data transmission speeds, maximizing network efficiency and performance. The module operates at a frequency of 192.4 THz, with a specific wavelength of 1558.17 nm, situating it within the C band of the optical spectrum. This positioning is crucial for DWDM applications, where precise wavelength allocations are necessary. One of the standout features of this module is its speed, supporting data transmission at 2.5 Gbps. This high-speed capability is complemented by the module's tunability, allowing for flexible adjustments to meet specific network requirements. The device is designed for use in expansive networks, with the capacity to support up to 20 nodes per network. It offers a broad wavelength capacity in both the C and L bands, initially providing 40 + 1 (OSC) channels in the C band and 32 + 1 (OSC) channels in the L band, both of which are scalable to double their base capacity. Key hardware specifications include: - An expansion slot featuring 1 SFP, enabling enhanced connectivity and network scalability. - A timing, communications, and control card (TCC) identified as TCC2P, ensuring precise synchronization and efficient network management. - Compatibility with several shelf assemblies (SA-HD, SA-HD-DDR, or SA-ETSI version) and fan-tray assemblies (CC-FTA, FTA3-T for ANSI, or FTA-48V for ETSI), providing flexibility in deployment and maintenance. Furthermore, the module is equipped with an Alarm Interface Controller (AIC) and an option for an Alarm Expansion Panel (AEP) for ANSI systems, facilitating comprehensive monitoring and management of network health and status. Its optical reach is impressive, capable of single span, point-to-point transmission of 40 channels over 106 miles (170 km), and 16 channels over 122 miles (195 km). The device can handle up to 20 spans with a ring circumference of 1240 miles (2000 km), making it ideal for extensive network infrastructures. The CISCO 15454-DM-L1-58.1 is designed to work with single-mode fiber types G.652, G.655, and G.653, offering versatility in network setup and fiber utilization. Its wavelength spacing is set at 100 GHz, scalable to 50 GHz, providing a dense and efficient packing of wavelengths within the fiber. In summary, the CISCO 15454-DM-L1-58.1 is a highly capable DWDM module that offers a blend of speed, flexibility, and scalability. It is engineered to meet the demands of modern high-capacity networks, providing a reliable solution for managing and distributing optical signals across extensive network infrastructures.


Part NumberCISCO 15454-DM-L1-58.1
Channel Count4
Supports Multiple RatesYes
Operational Frequency192.4 THz
Operational Wavelength1558.17 nm
Data Rate2.5 Gbps
Frequency Tuning CapabilityYes
Optical BandC
Designed UseDense wavelength division multiplexing
System CompatibilityCisco ONS 15454 Multi-Service Platform
Available Expansion1 SFP Slot
Control CardTCC2P
Alarm InterfacesAIC-I, Optional AEP for ANSI
Supported Shelf ConfigurationsSA-HD, SA-HD-DDR, SA-ETSI
Fan Assembly OptionsCC-FTA, FTA3-T (ANSI), FTA-48V (ETSI)
Maximum Nodes Supported20
C-Band Wavelength Capacity40 + 1 (OSC), expandable to 80
L-Band Wavelength Capacity32 + 1 (OSC), expandable to 64
Channel Separation100 GHz, adjustable to 50 GHz
Max Range per Channel (40 channels)106 miles (170 km)
Max Range per Channel (16 channels)122 miles (195 km)
Total Span Count20
Maximum Ring Length1240 miles (2000 km)
Compatible Fiber TypesSingle-mode (G.652, G.655, G.653)

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