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Product Type: XPonder Card
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Product Description

The 15454-OTU2-XP Cisco card, designed for single-width card slots, supports up to 12 cards per shelf assembly (achieving 240 Gbps) and up to 36 cards per bay assembly (720 Gbps), compatible with slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17. It operates with TCC2P and TCC2 processors and requires system software release 9.0 or later, featuring a typical power draw of 51 W and a maximum power draw of 71 W when fully loaded. With MTBF of 348,046 hours, it offers flexible restoration options including fiber switched, client Y-protection, and unprotected modes, alongside latency as low as 10.4 µs in TXP mode without FEC and up to 147.6 µs with enhanced FEC.

FAQs for the 15454-OTU2-XP

  • What is the maximum number of cards supported per shelf and bay assembly?
    A shelf assembly can support up to 12 cards (240 Gbps) and a bay assembly can support up to 36 cards (720 Gbps).
  • Which processors are compatible with the system?
    The system is compatible with TCC2P and TCC2 processors.
  • What is the minimum system software release required?
    The system requires software release 9.0 or later.
  • What slot numbers are compatible?
    Slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17 are compatible.
  • What do the card LEDs indicate?
    Card LEDs indicate Failure (FAIL), Active/Standby (ACT/STBY), and Signal Fail (SF).
  • How are the client and DWDM port LEDs used?
    The client port LED indicates an active input signal, while DWDM port LEDs indicate both an active input signal and output wavelength.
  • What function does the digital wrapper (G.709) serve?
    It is used for signaling the downstream router about the degeneration.
  • What types of protection are provided?
    Protection is offered for both client and DWDM line interfaces.
  • What is the typical and maximum power draw of the system?
    The typical power draw is 51 W (with no pluggables) and the maximum power draw is 71 W (fully loaded).
  • What are the latency figures in TXP and Regenerator modes?
    In TXP mode, latency is 10.4 µs (No FEC), 14.2 µs (Standard FEC), and 147.6 µs (Enhanced FEC). In Regenerator mode, latency is 14.2 µs (Standard FEC) and 147.6 µs (Enhanced FEC).

Product Review

The CISCO 15454-OTU2-XP offers a high-capacity solution, supporting up to 36 cards per bay assembly for a total of 720 Gbps, catering to the demand for high bandwidth in modern networks. Its design allows for flexible restoration options, including fiber switched, client Y-protection, and unprotected configurations, ensuring reliable service continuity. However, the card's maximum power draw of 71W when fully loaded and a typical power draw of 51W, even without pluggables, might be a concern for energy-conscious deployments, especially when scaling up.


The CISCO 15454-OTU2-XP is a high-capacity, optical transport network card designed for the Cisco ONS 15454 platform, providing advanced networking solutions. This card is tailored for 10 Gigabit multi-rate applications, offering a blend of performance, scalability, and flexibility. With its digital wrapper technology based on the G.709 standard, it plays a crucial role in signaling downstream routers about link degeneration, ensuring reliable and efficient data transmission. This device is engineered to fit in a single-width card slot, maximizing space efficiency within the system. It supports flexible restoration options, including fiber switched, client Y-protection, and unprotected configurations, ensuring operational continuity and resilience in various network scenarios. The card is capable of being integrated into a shelf assembly with up to 12 cards, achieving a total capacity of 240 Gbps, and can be expanded to a bay assembly of up to 36 cards, reaching an impressive 720 Gbps total capacity, catering to high-demand environments. Compatibility with TCC2P and TCC2 processors ensures seamless integration and performance optimization with system software release 9.0 or later. The card's slot compatibility ranges from slots 1 to 6 and 12 to 17, providing versatility in installation within the ONS 15454 chassis. It features several LED indicators for operational monitoring, including failure (FAIL), active/standby (ACT/STBY), and signal fail (SF) for the card itself, alongside active input signal indicators for both client and DWDM ports, and output wavelength for DWDM ports. - Timing flow from client to line optical interfaces ensures synchronization across network elements. - Protection is extended to both client and DWDM line interfaces, safeguarding data integrity and transmission quality. - Typical power draw stands at 51 W with no pluggables, reaching a maximum of 71 W when fully loaded, highlighting the device's energy efficiency. The card's weight is 2.43 lbs, making it lightweight yet durable for long-term use. It boasts an impressive mean time between failures (MTBF) of 348,046 hours, demonstrating its reliability and longevity in operational environments. Latency characteristics vary based on operational mode and forward error correction (FEC) settings, with end-to-end transmission in TXP mode showing latencies of 10.4 µs without FEC, 14.2 µs with standard FEC, and 147.6 µs with enhanced FEC. Regenerator mode latency is 14.2 µs with standard FEC and 147.6 µs with enhanced FEC, ensuring timely data delivery. Operating and storage temperature ranges from -5 °C to 55 °C, accommodating a wide range of environmental conditions. The operating and storage humidity tolerance is 5% to 95%, ensuring the card's resilience in varying humidity levels. In summary, the CISCO 15454-OTU2-XP is a versatile and efficient solution for modern optical transport networks, designed to meet the demands of high-capacity, multi-rate data transmission with reliability and precision.


Part Number and Manufacturer CISCO 15454-OTU2-XP
Card Form Factor Occupies a Single Slot
Recovery Configurations Optical Bypass, Dual-Feed Client Protection, No Protection
Cards per Shelf Capacity Maximum of 12 Cards (240 Gbps Throughput)
Cards per Bay Capacity Maximum of 36 Cards (720 Gbps Throughput)
Supported Processors TCC2P, TCC2
Minimum Firmware Version Version 9.0 and Above
Compatible Slots Slots 1-6, 12-17
Indicator Lights for Card Error (FAIL), Operation Mode (ACT/STBY), Loss of Signal (SF)
Indicator for Client Port Signal Presence
Indicator for DWDM Ports Signal Presence, Emission Frequency
Primary Function G.709 Digital Wrapper
Application Communication with Downstream Router on Signal Quality Issues
Timing Sequence From Client to Optical Line Interfaces
Interface Protection For Both Client and DWDM Line
Network Solution Type 10 Gbps Multi-Rate Transmission
Standard Power Consumption 51 Watts (Without Modules)
Peak Power Consumption 71 Watts (With All Modules)
Weight 2.43 Pounds
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 348,046 Hours
Latency in TXP Mode 10.4 Microseconds (No FEC), 14.2 Microseconds (Basic FEC), 147.6 Microseconds (High-Performance FEC)
Latency in Regenerator Mode 14.2 Microseconds (Basic FEC), 147.6 Microseconds (High-Performance FEC)
Operational Temperature Range -5 °C to 55 °C
Temperature Range for Storage -5 °C to 55 °C
Humidity Range for Operation and Storage 5% to 95% Non-Condensing

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