express DWDM Multiplexer

Maximum Throughput over Fiber Optic express DWDM Multiplexer

The flexible express DWDMDWDM
(Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
A method of transmitting many connections parallel over one fiber optic line.
Transmission works over different wavelengths (colors) on the same fiber, which
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/OADM concept allows making the optimum use of your current fiber optic infrastructure in an ideal way.

Using the highly-effective Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technique, it will transmit more than 40 connections of different standards, data rates or protocols over one common fiber optic link. In conjunction with modern transceivers, data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s per channel are available.

The cascadability of the express DWDM system allows an individual and modular construction of your passive fiber optic infrastructure: one DWDM multiplexer connects up to 16 channels over a point-to-point bus, while you can drop and insert channels or build an optical add-and-drop DWDM ring with the complementary DWDM drop/pass and drop/insert units.

The express DWDM system also supports extending an existing CWDM application. When connecting express DWDM multiplexers to two of the CWDM channels, 16 additional DWDM channels can be supplied.

Due to its purely passive technology, the express DWDM series is well-prepared for building a fail-safe and maintenance-free backbone architecture.

See also:
- SFP and SFP+ modules that are capable of actively generating DWDM channel wavelengths.
- DWDM XENPAK modules are also available.
- Accessories: An assortment of fiber optic patch cables.

  • Passive CWDM multiplexers with 4, 8, or 16 channel
  • Passive CWDM drop/pass units with 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 channels
  • Passive CWDM drop/insert units with 1, 2, or 4 channels
  • Up to 10 Gbit/s per channel
  • Compliant to ITU-T G.694.1 DWDM standard, 100GHz Grid
  • Easy integration of new services over existing fiber optic lines
  • Metro distance, up to 80 km
  • Fully transparent to all data rates and protocols
  • Entirely passive device, no power supply needed
Application Examples
  • Enterprises and Carriers/Telcos with Fiber Infrastructure
  • Access to Additional Applications via Existing Links
  • Adding of more Channels to existing CWDM Lines
  • Cost-Effective Transmission of High Data Volumes
  • Ideal Solution for Metro-Core, Metro-Access and Enterprises

<strong>express DWDM</strong> connecting four Locations with multiple 10Gbit/s Point-to-Point Line
express DWDM connecting four Locations with multiple 10Gbit/s Point-to-Point Line

<strong>express DWDM</strong> connecting locations redundantly with a Multiple-10Gbit/s Fiber Optic Ring
express DWDM connecting locations redundantly with a Multiple-10Gbit/s Fiber Optic Ring

<strong>express DWDM</strong> adds more Channels to an existing CWDM Line
express DWDM adds more Channels to an existing CWDM Line

DWDM Channels
1/2/4/8/16 Single-mode Duplex LC Connector,
Max. 10 Gbit/s, Channel Separation 100GHz
Supports ITU-T G.694.1
Network/ Network-West/ Network-East Port
Broadband Port
Single-mode Duplex LC-Connector
Power Supply
Not Needed
19" 1HU, Depth 260 mm
Temperature 0-60°C, Humidity max. 90%, Non-condensing


Ordering Information
Order Codes and Variants
Order IDDevice nameChannelsNetwork
YYYY.YY = The device's DWDM start channel in nm according to ITU-T G.694.1 (100GHz Grid).
Available Wavelengths are 1528.77 - 1563.86nm.
See also the DWDM-Wavelength Overview.
Other DWDM multiplexers are available on request.
DWDM Multiplexer
G5516-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 5516161x Netzwerk
G5508-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 550881x Netzwerk
G5504-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 550441x Netzwerk
DWDM Drop/Pass Unit
G5616-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 561616x Drop1x East, 1x West
G5608-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 56088x Drop1x East, 1x West
G5604-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 56044x Drop1x East, 1x West
G5602-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 56022x Drop1x East, 1x West
G5601-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 56011x Drop1x East, 1x West
DWDM Drop/Insert Unit
G5704-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 57044x Drop, 4x Insert1x East, 1x West
G5702-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 57022x Drop, 2x Insert1x East, 1x West
G5701-YYYY.YY-100express DWDM 57011x Drop, 1x Insert1x East, 1x West