Cisco 15454-80-WXC-C, WMUCA48FAB 80 channel Colorless Wavelength Cross Connect C Band 50 GHz
For the ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform
The Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) provides a comprehensive, intelligent dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) solution for expanding metropolitan (metro) and regional bandwidth.
Release 9.2 of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP expands the platform’s reconfiguration options. In addition to the existing 32-channel and 40-channel reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) cards, one new card (Figure 1) is introduced in this release to optimize and increase the MSTP’s throughput density and extend the flexibility of MSTPnodes.
The new 80-channel wavelength cross-connect card (product number 15454-80-WXC-C) is a double-slot unit, optimized for Degree-2 and Degree-N reconfigurable nodes.
Similarly to the already available 40-channel wavelength cross-connect (40-WXC) card, and thanks to the software functionalities extended from previous releases, the new 80-WXC-C provides multi-degree switching capabilities at the individual wavelength level. Mesh and multi-ring network topologies can now be extended to 50-GHz, 80-channel DWDM systems, with complete flexibility of service routing at all nodes in the network.
The 80-WXC-C can be used in the core of the network to build 50-GHz ROADM nodes. With a simple software configuration, the same unit can also be used to provide colorless multiplexing and demultiplexing to ROADM nodes.
The Cisco ONS 15454 ROADM cards are plug-in modules that deliver the flexibility to access network bandwidth from a single DWDM channel all the way to 80 channels, to support the requirements of service provider and enterprise networks.
80-Channel Wavelength Cross-Connect – C Band
This is the primary unit for the 80-channel ROADM solution (both Degree-2 and multi-degree) operating in the C band. It allows the possibility to remotely and automatically control a wavelength to be routed to any direction of a ROADM node.
Embedded automatic power control mechanisms allow interfacing with different types of DWDM units without requiring external attenuators. Used in conjunction with Cisco ONS multiplexers and demultiplexers, these mechanisms allow the management of local add/drop traffic in the specific direction supported by the 80-WXC-C unit.