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Ciena’s XCVR-CEP001/2 Transceivers enable cost-effective transport of OC-3/STM-1 and OC-12/STM-4 signals over Ethernet.


No. 1

Incorporates STS1-SPE/VC-3, STS3c-SPE/VC-4, or STS-12c-SPE/VC-4-4c packetization function to provide a high-density gateway between a SONET/SDH network and Ethernet/MPLS networks (enterprise or business access)

No. 2

Utilizes SFP 20-pin MSA-compliant transceiver that can be inserted into select Ciena Packet Networking Family devices

No. 3

Integrates Circuit Emulation over Packet (CEP) RFC4842-compliant packetizer, reducing system and network complexity while offering lower carbon footprint for significant CAPEX and OPEX savings

No. 4

Provides intermediate reach (15km) 1310nm, single-mode fiber interface

No. 5

Delivers plug-and-play operation while interoperating with other CEP equipment, including those in Ciena’s Pluggable Transceiver Family


  • +Interface
    • XCVR-CEP001: STM-1/OC-3, (15 km), 1310, SM , 155Mb/s (Optical), OC-3, single mode, intermediate reach
    • XCVR-CEP002: STM-1/OC-3, STM-4/OC-12, (15 km), 1310, SM, 622Mb/s (Optical), OC-3/OC-12, single
      mode, intermediate reach
  • +Header formats
    • MEF8 and MPLS frame header format with optional VLAN tag
  • +Management and Support
    • Management via Service Aware Operating System (SAOS)
  • +Host device compatibility
    • 3904*, 3905* 3930, 3931*, 3932, 3938vi*, 5142, 5150*, 5160
  • +Mechanical
    • Conforms to SFP 20-pin Multi-Source Agreement (MSA)
    • LC duplex connector, 1000Base-X SerDes via MSA
  • +Physical Dimensions in Millimeters
    • XCVR-CEP001: Length= 56.50 , Width= 14.00, Height = 8.55
    • XCVR-CEP002: Length= 56.50 , Width= 14.00, Height = 8.55
  • +Operating temperature
    • XCVR-CEP001: -40°C to 85°C
    • XCVR-CEP002: 0°C to 70°C
  • +Jitter
    • XCVR-CEP001: max value OC3: 8 ms per channel
    • XCVR-CEP002: max value OC12: 16 ms, per channel, OC3: 16 ms per channel

* Feature available in a future release

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