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

The 15454E-XC-VXL-10G is a Cisco networking component designed for 10 Gbps solutions, featuring nonblocking cross connections of up to 384 x 384 VC-4, 384 x 384 VC-3, or 2016 x 2016 VC-12, and supports bidirectional cross-connects for STM-1, E-3, DS-3, and E-1 signal rates. It operates within a DC voltage range from -48 VDC to 60 VDC, with a power consumption of 81.30 W and heat dissipation of 277.6 BTU/Hour, ensuring efficiency in varying conditions from -5 °C to 55 °C and humidity levels from 5% to 85% noncondensing. The card's dimensions are 12.65 in. in height, 0.716 in. in width, and 9.25 in. in depth with backplane connector, equipped with 2 LEDs for fail and active/standby indicators, enhancing its operational reliability and monitoring capabilities.

FAQs for the 15454E-XC-VXL-10G

  • What signal rates does the device support for cross-connection?
    The device supports E-1, E-3, DS-3, STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64 signal rates for cross-connection.
  • How many bidirectional cross-connects can be supported for STM-1, E-3, or DS-3?
    A maximum of 192 STM-1, E-3, or DS-3 bidirectional cross-connects can be supported.
  • What is the minimum input DC voltage required for operation?
    The minimum input DC voltage required is -48 VDC.
  • How many E-1 bidirectional cross-connects can the device support?
    The device can support up to 1008 E-1 bidirectional cross-connects.
  • Does the device offer nonblocking cross connections?
    Yes, the device offers nonblocking cross connections of 384 x 384 VC-4, 384 x 384 VC-3, or 2016 x 2016 VC-12.
  • What types of card level LEDs are present?
    The device has two types of card level LEDs: Fail and Act/Stby.
  • What are the maximum and minimum operating temperatures?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 55 °C.
  • What is the power consumption of the device?
    The device consumes 81.30 W of power.
  • How does the device handle humidity?
    The device can operate in noncondensing humidity levels from 5% to 85%.
  • Is the device designed for 10 Gbps solutions?
    Yes, it is designed for 10 Gbps solutions.

Product Review

The CISCO 15454E-XC-VXL-10G offers a comprehensive range of signal rate support, including E-1, E-3, DS-3, STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64, catering to diverse network infrastructure needs. Its capacity for nonblocking cross connections up to 2016 x 2016 VC-12 and bidirectional cross-connects support enhances network flexibility and efficiency. However, the power consumption of 81.30 W and a heat dissipation of 277.6 BTU/Hour may pose challenges for energy efficiency and cooling requirements in densely populated network environments.


The CISCO 15454E-XC-VXL-10G is engineered to cater to the demanding requirements of modern computer networking, offering a comprehensive solution for high-speed data transmission and efficient network management. This piece of hardware is specifically designed to facilitate 10 Gbps solutions, enhancing the throughput and reliability of network infrastructures. Key to its functionality, the device supports a wide range of signal rates including E-1, E-3, DS-3, STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, and STM-64 for cross-connection. This versatility ensures that the system can handle various data formats and speeds, making it adaptable to different networking needs. The nonblocking cross connections capability of the device is impressive, with a maximum capacity of 384 x 384 VC-4, 384 x 384 VC-3, or 2016 x 2016 VC-12. This feature ensures that the network can manage a high volume of data transfers without bottlenecks, maintaining optimal performance. The CISCO 15454E-XC-VXL-10G is also notable for its support of bidirectional cross-connects, specifically for STM-1, E-3, DS-3, and E-1 signal rates. This allows for versatile network configurations and enhances the system's ability to reroute or manage data traffic efficiently. The device can support up to 192 maximum number of STM-1, E-3, or DS-3 bidirectional cross-connects and up to 1008 E-1 bidirectional cross-connects, providing ample capacity for large-scale operations. In terms of physical specifications, the device has a minimum input DC voltage of -48 VDC and a maximum input DC voltage of 60 VDC. It consumes 81.30 W of power and has a current rating of 1.69 A at -48 V. The heat dissipation is measured at 277.6 BTU/Hour, ensuring that the device operates within safe thermal parameters. The physical dimensions of the device include a height of 12.65 in., a width of 0.716 in., and a depth of 9 in., with the depth extending to 9.25 in. when including the backplane connector. The device weighs 1.5 lbs., making it compact and easy to integrate into existing networking setups.
  • Operating temperature range is from -5 °C to 55 °C, with an operational humidity range from 5% (noncondensing) to 85% (noncondensing), ensuring reliable performance in a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • It features two card level LEDs for 'Fail' and 'Act/Stby' indicators, providing immediate visual feedback on the operational status of the device.
  • The CISCO 15454E-XC-VXL-10G does not support ONS 15454 SDH operation with one card, highlighting its specific use case and design considerations.
This hardware is an essential component for networks requiring high-speed data transfer and robust cross-connection capabilities. Its comprehensive support for various signal rates and its capacity for extensive bidirectional cross-connects make it a valuable asset for managing complex networking environments. The CISCO 15454E-XC-VXL-10G's design considerations ensure it operates efficiently within a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels, further demonstrating its suitability for diverse operational demands.


Item Number CISCO 15454E-XC-VXL-10G
Producer CISCO
Compatible Signal Types E-1, E-3, DS-3, STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, STM-64 (Cross-Connect Capability)
Full Mesh Connectivity Up to 384 x 384 VC-4 or VC-3, 2016 x 2016 VC-12 (Max)
Lowest DC Voltage Input -48 VDC
Highest DC Voltage Input 60 VDC
Two-Way Cross-Connect Feature Supported for STM-1, E-3, DS-3, and E-1
Peak Bi-Directional Cross-Connects for STM-1, E-3, DS-3 192
Peak Bi-Directional Cross-Connects for E-1 1008
Indicator Lights on Card 2
Function of Indicator Lights Fail, Active/Standby
Lowest Working Temperature -5 °C
Highest Working Temperature 55 °C
Minimum Humidity for Operation 5% (Noncondensing)
Maximum Humidity for Operation 85% (Noncondensing)
Energy Use 81.30 W
Electrical Current Requirement 1.69 A at -48 V
Thermal Output 277.6 BTU/Hour
Vertical Dimension 12.65 in.
Horizontal Dimension 0.716 in.
Front-to-Back Dimension 9 in.
Depth Including Backplane Connection 9.25 in.
Mass 1.5 lbs.
10 Gbps System Compatibility Yes
Operational Temperature Range in Fahrenheit 23 °F to 113 °F
Compatibility with ONS 15454 SDH Using a Single Module No

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