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Some Common Pluggable Fiber Optic Transceivers Type


There are so many transceivers in FiberStore.Such as SFP Plus transceiver, X2 transceiver, XENPAK transceiver, XFP transceiver, SFP transceiver module (Mini GBIC), GBIC transceiver and so on. But what are fiber optic transceivers do you know? Fiber optic transceiver is a short distance to long distance twisted pair electrical signals and optical signals to be interchanged Ethernet transmission media conversion unit, in many places, also known as media converter. Products are generally used in an Ethernet cable can not be covered, you must use the fiber to extend the transmission distance of the actual network environment, and is usually located in the metropolitan area of broadband access layer applications; while helping the fiber last mile connections to the metro network and more on the outer layer of the network also played a huge role.

In order to ensure the card with other manufacturers, repeaters, hubs and switches and other network equipment is fully compatible fiber optic transceiver products must strictly comply with 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, 100Base-FX, IEEE802.3 and IEEE802.3u Ethernet, etc. web standards, in addition, anti-electromagnetic radiation in the EMC aspects should meet FCC Part15. As the major carriers are efforts to build community networks, campus networks and enterprise networks, so the amount of fiber optic transceiver products are constantly improved in order to better meet the access network construction.

Now on the market most of the optical transceiver supports Pluggable, So, today I will show you some common Pluggable fiber optic transceivers type:

SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) Transceiver Module
1,Gigabit optical module, FE SFP optical module, 155Mb SFP optical module, 622Mb SFP optical module, 2.5G SFP optical module: Small pluggable optical transceiver module, LC connector.
2,Gigabit BIDI optical module,Mbps BIDI optical module: BIDI (bidirectional transmission) optical transceiver module, LC connector.
BIDI GEPON OLT optical modules: BIDI GEPON OLT optical transceiver module, SC connector.
3,Gigabit CWDM optical modules: Gigabit CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) optical transceiver module, LC connector.
4,Gigabit SFP electrical interface module: RJ-45 Interface
5,Gigabit SFP cable: dedicated to interconnecting devices, hot-swappable

SFP + (10 Gigabit Small Form-factor Pluggable)Transceiver Module
1, SFP + optical modules:10 Gigabit sfp+ module LC interface
2, SFP + cables: dedicated to interconnecting devices, hot-swappable

GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter, Gigabit Ethernet Interface Converter) Transceiver Module
1, GBIC transceiver modules: hot-pluggable optical transceiver module SC interface
2, GBIC electrical interface modules: hot-pluggable and RJ-45 interface
3,GBIC stacking module: dedicated to interconnecting devices, hot-swappable HSSDC(High Speed Serial Data Connection) Interface

XFP (10 Gigabit Small Form-factor Pluggable,10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces small pluggable) Transceiver Module
XFP module is 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces small pluggable optical transceiver module LC interface

XENPAK (10 Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Package,10 Gigabit Ethernet interface transceiver collection package) module
Optical transponder, hot-swappable, SC Interface

Different Angles To Understand XFP Transceiver


What is the XFP Transceiver?

The XFP transceiver (10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable) is a standard optical transceivers for high-speed computer network and telecommunication links that use optical fiber. It was defined by an industry group in 2002, along with its interface to other electrical component switch is called XFI. A XFP module is a device comprising both a transmitter and a receiver which are combined and share common circuitry or a single housing.

xfp transceiver

The XFP Transceiver Development

The XFP specification was developed by the XFP Multi Source Agreement Group. It is an informal agreement of an industry group, not officially endorsed by any standards body. The first preliminary specification was published on March 27, 2002. The first public release was on July 19, 2002. It was adopted on March 3, 2003, and updated with minor updates through August 31, 2005.

The XFP Transceiver Detail Info

1. XFP modules are hot-swappable and protocol- independent.

2. They typically operate at optical wavelengths (colors) of 850 nm, 1310 nm or 1550 nm.

3. Principal applications include 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gbit /s Fibre Channel, Synchronous optical networking (SONET) at OC-192 rates, Synchronous optical networking STM-64, 10 Gbit /s Optical Transport Network (OTN) OTU-2, and parallel optics links.

4. They can operate over a single wavelength or use dense wavelength-division multiplexing techniques.

5. They include digital diagnostics that provide management that were added to the SFF-8472 standard.

6. XFP modules use an LC fiber connector type to achieve high density.

The XFP Transceiver Accessories

The XFP product line is designed to support 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and OC192/STM-64. Constructed from a metal frame, the cage assembly is designed to be bezel-mounted to an I/O panel with compliant pins for pressing onto the host PCB. The cage assembly features four EMI gaskets, which block any EMI emissions emanating from the transceiver when installed. The front flange provides a flat surface to contact the EMI gasket (attached to the perimeter of the bezel cutout) and stabilizes the cage assembly during insertion and extraction of the transceiver. Heat sinks are optional for applications requiring increased heat dissipation and are attached to the cage assembly using a clip.

The XFP Transceiver Work

XFP modules 10Gb/s (XFP) transceivers are compliant with the current XFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) Specification. XFP modules typically operate at near-infrared wavelengths (colors) of 850 nm, 1310 nm or 1550 nm. Principal applications include 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, OC-192 rates, STM-64, 10 Gbit/s Optical Transport Network (OTN) OTU-2. FiberStore provide a full range of XFP Modules, including DWDM XFP, CWDM XFP, BiDi XFP,10G XFP and compatible Cisco XFP, Juniper XFP, Brocade XFP, ect. FS.COM XFP modules use an LC fiber connector type to achieve high density.

Function And knowledge With GBIC Transceiver Modules


Gigabit Interface Converter referred to as GBIC, Gigabit convert electrical signals to optical signals interface device. GBIC transceiver is probably the many types of optical transceivers that will send and receive data. GBIC module is designed for hot-swappable. GBIC interchangeable products meet international standards. The GBIC interface design Gigabit switch interchangeable flexible to take into account a sizable market share available in the market.

GBIC module

Functions of GBIC Module

The GBIC transceiver functions being an input/output transceiver. It plugs into the gigabit Ethernet port on a single end, for instance a port found on network switching equipment. On the other end, the transceiver is attached to the fiber optic network, usually via fiber optic patch cords. The unit is seen as a features, including the wavelengths it can handle, how fast and efficiently it transmits data, the energy it needs to operate, and what distance it could transmit data over. These are the basic main considerations when purchasing a GBIC transceiver to make sure it meets network performance requirements.

Other important features of a GBIC transceiver which increase energy efficiency initiatives are how the unit offers low power dissipation and emits little electromagnetic interference. Each device can install and performance without disrupting anything, but this plug and play capability could be offset by the need to disconnect patch cords before it is installed or removed. Harmful electrical currents and data discrepancies can happen, and it is usually wise to take precautions to avert this whenever you can, specifically in high-density networks.

Transfer Speed of GBIC Module

Data rates vary on GBIC module model specifications, but they have a the least 1 gigabit per second. Manufacturers, such as Cisco, make GBIC modules with varying transfer speeds.

Signal Conversion of GBIC Module

The GBIC can be a module which is plugged into a device that generates electrical signals and in to a device that generates optical signals. The GBIC converts both signals backwards and forwards as needed by the devices. The GBIC even offers identification and system information which allows each device to learn the other’s capabilities.

Uses of GBIC Module

A GBIC module allows an individual to reconfigure fiber links, configure tailor receiver costs, link networking distances and organize network topologies based on set requirements. Utilized on a fiber optic or perhaps an Ethernet system, GBIC modules can be upgraded, substituted or plugged in without switching off the pc. This flexibility eliminates the need to replace entire system networking boards.

Many supplies sell GBIC transceivers. Fiberstore supply various kinds of GBIC module 100% compatible with Cisco GBIC Module, HP GBIC, 3COM GBIC, Netgear GBIC, Nortel GBIC, Extreme GBIC. CWDM GBIC, BIDI GBIC, Mini GBIC are also in stock.We not only supply the GBIC transceivers, but also have other fiber optic transceivers(for example, XENPAK modules, SFP modules, XFP module ).