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Product Line: Cisco Series
Product Type: Timing, Communications, and Control Card
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Product Description

The 15454E-TCC2, compatible with the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP platform, is a SONET-based networking card featuring a 400 MHz processor, 256 MB of both nonvolatile flash memory and volatile SDRAM, and an internal clock of Stratum 3. It offers connectivity through two interface ports (RJ-45 and RS-232), supports up to 84 SDCC tunnels, and includes SONET and SDH inputs/outputs with speeds of 1.544-Mbps T1 and 2.048-Mbps E1, respectively. Designed for efficiency and reliability, it operates within a temperature range of -40 °C to 65 °C, consumes 19.2 W of power, and measures 12.65 x 0.72 x 9.00 in., with a weight of 2.05 lbs.

FAQs for the 15454E-TCC2

  • What is the processor speed of the device?
    The processor speed is 400 MHz.
  • How many interface ports does the device include?
    It includes 2 interface ports: RJ-45 and RS-232.
  • What type of memory is available on the device?
    The device is equipped with 256 MB of Flash Memory (Nonvolatile) and 256 MB of SDRAM (Volatile Memory).
  • Can you detail the SONET and SDH input and output specifications?
    SONET Inputs and Outputs are 1.544-Mbps T1 Framed/Unframed. SDH Inputs and Outputs are 2.048-Mbps E1 2.048-MHz Composite.
  • What is the internal clock's stratum level?
    The internal clock is Stratum 3.
  • How many SDCC Tunnels does the device support?
    The device supports 84 SDCC Tunnels.
  • What are the LAN specifications?
    The LAN is equipped with an RJ-45, 10BASE-T Ethernet connection.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    Operating temperature ranges from -40 °C to 65 °C and humidity from 5% to 95% (Noncondensing).
  • What are the device's physical dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 12.65 x 0.72 x 9.00 inches and weighs 2.05 lbs.
  • For which platform is this device designed?
    It is designed for use with the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP Platform.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454E-TCC2, designed for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP platform, offers a specialized solution for network engineers requiring efficient SONET and SDH integration. With dual interface ports (RJ-45 and RS-232), a processing speed of 400 MHz, and support for 84 SDCC tunnels, it meets the demands for high-speed data transmission and network management. However, its reliance on older technology, such as the 10BASE-T Ethernet, might limit its applicability in modern, high-speed network environments.


The CISCO 15454E-TCC2 is a sophisticated piece of hardware designed for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP platform, catering to the needs of modern networking infrastructures. This device stands out for its integration capabilities and performance specifications, making it a pivotal component in network management and operation. At the core of the CISCO 15454E-TCC2 is a 400 MHz processor, supported by 256 MB of nonvolatile flash memory and an equal amount of 256 MB SDRAM for volatile memory. This combination ensures smooth and reliable operation, handling complex tasks with ease. The hardware is equipped with two interface ports: an RJ-45 and an RS-232, facilitating versatile connectivity options. The device is designed to operate within a SONET framework, with specific inputs and outputs for both SONET and SDH signals. It can handle 1.544-Mbps T1 framed or unframed SONET inputs and outputs, as well as 2.048-Mbps E1 and 2.048-MHz composite SDH inputs and outputs. This flexibility makes it suitable for a wide range of networking tasks, offering a bridge between various communication standards. In terms of network management and connectivity, the CISCO 15454E-TCC2 features an RJ-45 port for 10BASE-T Ethernet, enabling straightforward LAN connections. It also supports TL1 communications at 9.6 KBaud, enhancing its compatibility with existing network management protocols.
  • Internal Clock Stratum 3, ensuring precise timekeeping essential for network synchronization.
  • Capacity for 84 SDCC/MSDCC terminations, allowing for extensive network scalability.
  • Two types of LEDs (Failure, Status for the card and LAN Link, LAN Activity for ports), providing immediate visual feedback on the device's operational status.
The device's nominal power requirement is 19.2 W, highlighting its efficiency in energy consumption. Its physical dimensions are 12.65 x 0.72 x 9.00 inches, and it weighs 2.05 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful solution that fits seamlessly into various networking environments. Designed to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions, the CISCO 15454E-TCC2 operates effectively between -40 °C to 65 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 85 °C. It maintains functionality in 5% to 95% non-condensing humidity, ensuring reliability across diverse operational scenarios. In summary, the CISCO 15454E-TCC2 is a versatile, high-performance device tailored for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP platform. It offers a robust set of features, including advanced processing capabilities, versatile connectivity options, and a durable design, making it an essential component for sophisticated networking infrastructures.


Part Number and ManufacturerCISCO 15454E-TCC2
Interface Port Count2 (RJ-45, RS-232)
SDCC Tunnel Capability84
CPU Speed400 MHz
Nonvolatile Storage256 MB Flash
Temporary Storage256 MB SDRAM
Time-keeping PrecisionStratum 3
Input Capacity for SONETT1 1.544-Mbps Framed/Unframed
SONET Output Capability2 T1 1.544-Mbps Framed/Unframed
Input Options for SDHE1 2.048-Mbps, 2.048-MHz Composite
Output Capacity for SDHE1 2.048-Mbps, 2.048-MHz Composite
Network InterfaceRJ-45, 10BASE-T Ethernet
TL1 Transmission Rate9.6 KBaud
Indicator LEDs for CardFailure, Status
Indicator LEDs for PortsLAN Link, LAN Activity
SDCC/MSDCC Channel Termination84
Power Consumption19.2 W
Dimensions12.65 x 0.72 x 9.00 inches
Mass2.05 pounds
Operational Temperature Range-40 °C to 65 °C
Humidity Range for Operation5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Temperature Range for Storage40 °C to 85 °C
Humidity Range for Storage5% to 95%, Non-condensing
CompatibilityCisco ONS 15454 MSPP Platform

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