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Product Line: Cisco ONS 15400 Series
Product Type: Common Control Card
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Product Description

The 15454E-XC-10G Cisco offers nonblocking cross-connections up to 384 x 384 VC-4, supporting signal rates from STM-1 to STM-64. It operates within a power range of -48 VDC to 60 VDC, with a power consumption of 78.60 W and a heat dissipation rate of 268.4 BTU/Hour. Designed for compatibility with the DS3XM-6 Transmux Card, it features a temperature operating range of -5 °C to 45 °C and supports up to 192 bidirectional STM-1 cross-connects.

FAQs for the 15454E-XC-10G

  • What are the signal rates supported by this networking hardware?
    The hardware supports STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64 signal rates.
  • How many bidirectional STM-1 cross-connects can the system handle?
    It can handle up to 192 bidirectional STM-1 cross-connects.
  • What is the minimum input DC voltage required for operation?
    -48 VDC is the minimum input DC voltage required.
  • What types of card level LEDs are present?
    There are two types of card level LEDs: Fail and Act/Stby.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature?
    The maximum operating temperature is 45 °C.
  • Can the device perform nonblocking cross connections?
    Yes, the device supports nonblocking cross connections of 384 x 384 VC-4 maximum.
  • What is the power consumption of the device?
    The power consumption is 78.60 W.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    Height: 12.65 in., Width: 0.716 in., Depth: 9 in., and Depth with Backplane Connector: 9.25 in.
  • What is the range of operating humidity?
    The operating humidity ranges from 5% (noncondensing) to 85% (noncondensing).
  • Which card is this device compatible with?
    It is compatible with the DS3XM-6 Transmux Card.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454E-XC-10G supports a wide range of signal rates including STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64, alongside nonblocking cross connections up to 384 x 384 VC-4, catering to diverse networking needs. However, its power consumption stands at 78.60 W with a heat dissipation of 268.4 BTU/hour, which may be considered high for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, its operational temperature range from -5 °C to 45 °C and humidity tolerance from 5% to 85% (noncondensing) ensure reliability in various environmental conditions, though the physical dimensions and weight could pose limitations in space-constrained installations.


The CISCO 15454E-XC-10G is a high-performance cross-connect card designed for advanced networking hardware applications. It supports a range of signal rates including STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64, making it versatile for various network demands. This card allows for nonblocking cross connections up to 384 x 384 VC-4, ensuring efficient data traffic management without bottlenecks. One of the key features of the CISCO 15454E-XC-10G is its compatibility with the DS3XM-6 Transmux Card, providing a seamless integration for enhanced networking capabilities. The card supports a wide range of input DC voltages from a minimum of -48 VDC to a maximum of 60 VDC, accommodating diverse power supply standards. For network reliability and maintenance, the card includes two types of card level LEDs: Fail, and Act/Stby, which provide immediate visual feedback on the card's status. These indicators help in quick diagnostics and troubleshooting, reducing downtime in critical network operations. The CISCO 15454E-XC-10G is designed to operate within a wide temperature range from -5 °C to 45 °C and can function in environments with humidity levels between 5% (noncondensing) and 85% (noncondensing). This makes it suitable for deployment in a variety of climatic conditions, ensuring consistent performance. Key specifications include: - Nonblocking STM cross-connections, allowing for efficient handling of network data. - A low power consumption rate of 78.60 W, coupled with a current rating of 1.64 A at -48 V, optimizing energy use. - Heat dissipation of 268.4 BTU/hour, ensuring the card remains within operational temperature limits for reliability and longevity. The card's dimensions are 12.65 inches in height, 0.716 inches in width, and 9 inches in depth (9.25 inches with the backplane connector), with a weight of 1.5 lbs. These compact dimensions allow for easy integration into existing network infrastructures without requiring significant space adjustments. In terms of connectivity, the CISCO 15454E-XC-10G supports bidirectional STM-1 cross-connects, with a maximum capacity of 192 bidirectional STM-1 cross-connects. This feature enables the card to manage high volumes of data traffic, ensuring smooth and efficient network operations. Overall, the CISCO 15454E-XC-10G is an essential component for networking environments requiring high-capacity and reliable cross-connection capabilities. It is engineered to meet the demands of modern network infrastructures, offering flexibility, efficiency, and performance. With its comprehensive feature set and compatibility with other networking cards, it represents a key investment in the longevity and scalability of network systems.


Part NumberCISCO 15454E-XC-10G
Supported Signal TypesSTM-1, STM-4, STM-16, STM-64 for Cross-Connection
Maximum Cross-Connection Capacity384 x 384 VC-4
Minimum DC Input Voltage-48 VDC
Maximum DC Input Voltage60 VDC
Primary Cross-Connection CapabilitySTM-1
Support for Bidirectional STM-1 Cross-ConnectionsYes
Max Bidirectional STM-1 Cross-Connections192
Indicator LEDs on Card2
Types of Indicator LEDsFail, Active/Standby
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Minimum Humidity for Operation5% Noncondensing
Maximum Humidity for Operation85% Noncondensing
Power Usage78.60 W
Current Demand1.64 A at -48 V
Thermal Output268.4 BTU/Hour
Card Height12.65 in.
Card Width0.716 in.
Card Depth without Connector9 in.
Card Depth with Connector9.25 in.
Card Weight1.5 lbs.
Capability for Nonblocking STM Cross-ConnectionsYes
Minimum Cross-Connect CapacitySTM-1
Temperature Range for Operation (°F)23 °F to 113 °F
Compatible withDS3XM-6 Transmux Card

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