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Great Compatible Cisco SFP+ Transceiver Modules

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transceiver moduleThe enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) is an enhanced version of the SFP that supports data rates up to 16 Gbit/s. Since SFP+ is mostly used for 10G, we usually call it 10G SFP. It is a popular industry format supported by many network component vendors. In terms of the SFP+ transceivers, there are various major brands, such as Cisco, HP, Juniper etc. In the current market, the Cisco SFP+ transceivers are very popular with the customers, especially the Cisco SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR. However, these original transceiver modules are really expensive. To save cost, we usually use 3rd-party transceiver modules instead of the original brand. In this text, two kinds of compatible SFP+ modules that can severally replace the Cisco SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR will be introduced. These two kinds of compatible modules are all from the Fiberstore, the leading manufacturer and supplier of optical transceiver modules in China.

SFP+ is the Most Popular 10G Transceiver Module

Since there are many different 10GbE physical layer standards, many interfaces consist of a standard socket into which different PHY modules may be plugged. On the market, the common 10G transceiver modules are XENPAK, XPAK, X2, XFP and SFP+. XENPAK was the first MSA for 10GbE and had the largest form factor. X2 and XPAK were later competing standards with smaller form factors. XFP came after X2 and XPAK and it is also smaller. The newest module standard is SFP+. In comparison to earlier XENPAK or XFP modules, SFP+ modules leave more circuitry to be implemented on the host board instead of inside the module. Now SFP+ has become the most popular socket on 10GbE systems.

Common 10GbE Standards for SFP+

10 Gigabit Ethernet is a group of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 10 gigabits per second. It was first defined by the IEEE 802.3ae-2002 standard. Some common 10GbE standards for SFP+ are shown in the table below:

Standards for SFP+

Two Kinds of Compatible Cisco SFP+ Transceiver from Fiberstore

For 3rd-party transceiver modules are much cheaper than the original brand (Cisco. HP, etc), they are become more and more popular in the market. As a result, suppliers to offer these effective modules are also become more than before. But in my opinion, the Fiberstore does the best among them. They provide all kinds of compatible transceivers, especially the SFP-10G85-3M-CO and SFP-10G31-10-CO, which can entirely replace the Cisco SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR.

  • SFP-10G85-3M-CO

    The SFP-10G85-3M-CO series multi-mode transceiver is a SFP+ module for duplex optical data communications such as 10GBASE-SR and 10GBASE-SW. This transceiver offers the same function with Cisco SFP-10G-SR and is fully compatible with Cisco devices. It is a hot-swappable input/output device, which means no need to power down if installing or replacing. Its transmission distance can up to 300m with duplex LC multi-mode Fiber cable.

  • SFP-10G31-10-CO

    The SFP-10G31-10-CO single mode transceiver is a small form factor pluggable module for serial optical data communications such as IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-LR/LW. This transceiver offers the same function with Cisco SFP-10G-LR and is fully compatible with Cisco devices. This module is designed for single mode fiber and operates at a nominal wavelength of 1310 nm. Its transmission distance can up to 10km with duplex LC single-mode fiber.

Cisco SFP+ Transceiver

All these products offered by Fiberstore are tested in-house prior to shipping to ensure that they will arrive in perfect physical and working condition. Fiberstore can guarantee these 10G SFP+ transceivers to work in your system and all of their 10G SFP+ transceivers come with a lifetime advance replacement warranty. Now they have many SFP-10G85-3M-CO and SFP-10G31-10-CO transceiver modules in stock. Therefore, Same-Day Delivery is available. If you want to know more about their products or services, please feel free to contact them at sales@fs.com.

Related Article: Cisco SFP-10G-SR: All You Need to Know

Overview 10G SFP+,X2,XENPAK and XFP Transceiver Modules

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PriceCable offers a full range of Industry compliant SFP+,Xenpak, X2 and 10G XFP transceiver for 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployments.In computer networking,we know that 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GE or 10GbE or 10 GigE) refers to various technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 10 gigabits per second (10×109 or 10 billion bits per second), first defined by the IEEE 802.3ae-2002 standard.

Xenpaks are supported on routers and some Catalyst switches. The small formfactor X2s are supported on the Catalyst Switches. XFPs are supported on routers with Shared Port Adapter (SPA).They provide customers a dual-rate interface for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Packet-over-SONET/SDH (POS) connectivity.

10 Gigabit Modules

10G SFP+ Modules:

PriceCable 10G SFP+ transceivers are designed for the high performance integrated duplex data transmission over single mode optical fiber. The improved small form-factor pluggable(SFP+) is definitely an enhanced version of the SFP that supports data rates as much as 10 Gbit/s, the newest industry format supported by many network component vendors. The 10GBASE SFP+ modules offer customers a wide variety of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for data center, enterprise wiring closet, and service provider transport applications.

10G X2 Modules:

10G X2 Module is a type of 10 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceiver. X2 transceiver is based on Xenpak transceiver module, and it has same function with Xenpak transceiver. X2 Module also can use one transceiver to fulfill all 10G Ethernet optical port function. X2 Transceiver is better for density installation for it is only half size of Xenpark transceivers.Its electrical interface for that host board can also be standardized and it is called XAUI (4 x 3.125 Gb/s).

10G XENPAK Modules:

10G XENPAK Module is a highly integrated, Serial optical transponder module for high-speed, 10Gbit/s data transmission applications. Xenpak transceiver is packed in a 4.8 x 1.4 x 0.7 inch package, use DFB laser components, Xenpak working distance via G652 multimode fiber could reach up to 10km, another important components inside the Xenpak is the MUX/DEMUX parts, it consume 50% of the power and result in the bigger size. XENPAK modules are offered for physical layer interfaces supporting multi-mode and single mode fiber optic cables and InfiniBand copper cables with connectors referred to as CX4. Transmission distances vary from 100 metres (330 ft) to 80 kilometres (50 mi) for fiber and as much as 15 metres (49 ft) on CX4 cable. Newer XENPAKs while using 10GBase-LX4 standard operated using multiple wavelengths on legacy multi-mode fibres at distances of up to 300 metres (980 ft), eliminating the necessity to reinstall cable in a building when upgrading certain 1 Gbit/s circuits to 10 Gbit/s.

10G XFP Modules:

The 10GB XFP transceiver module is a hot-swappable I/O device that plugs into 10-Gigabit ports. The XFP is a standard for transceivers for high-speed computer network and telecommunication links which use optical fiber, and its interface to other electrical components which is called XFI. XFP modules typically operate at near-infrared wavelengths (colors) of 850 nm, 1310 nm or 1550 nm.XFP modules make use of an LC fiber connector type, which makes it easily achieve high port density applications.

PriceCable is an original manufacturer of fiber optic transceivers. Our Optical Transceiver supports Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Sonet/SDH applications across many switching and routing platforms. If you have any needs for 10G SFP+ Modules, please feel free to contact us.