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23 Oct 2015

In the 10 Gigabit Ethernet world, fiber optical transceiver modules have been developed to meet the increasing demand for higher-performance servers, storage and interconnects. XENPAK was the first MSA for 10GE and had the largest form factor. X2 became the later competing standard with smaller form factor, among which there are X2-10GB-SR, X2-10GB-LR, X2-10GB-ER and X2-10GB-ZR series. XFP came after X2. Then smaller SFP (small form-factor pluggable) enabling greater port density followed the XFP. The newest module standard is SFP+ transceiver (the enhanced small form-factor pluggable transceiver) which has become the most popular socket on 10GE systems.

What Is SFP+ Transceiver

The small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) can be referred to as an enhanced version of the SFP that supports data rates up to 16 Gbit/s. The SFP+ specification was first published on May 9, 2006, and version 4.1 published on July 6, 2009. SFP+ supports 8Gbit/s Fiber Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Optical Transport Network standard OTU2. It is a popular industry format supported by many network component vendors. The SFP+ product family includes cages, connectors, and copper cable assemblies. The SFP+ transceiver modules are specified for 8Gbps/10Gbps/16Gbps Fiber Channel and 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications.

Advantages of SFP+ Transceiver

SPF+ transceiver comes with various outstanding advantages. SFP+ covers various data rates for different communication standards like Ethernet, SONET (OC-192), SDH (STM-64) or 10G Fiber Channel and any other interfaces with a data rate up to 16 Gbps. It is with more compact size and measurement than former X2, Xenpak and XFP, which enables SFP+ suitable for installations with higher port density. In addition, SFP+ takes the advantage of lower power consumption for less than 1W, like Cisco SFP-10G-SR transceiver shown in the following picture. SFP+ transceivers are with managed digital optical monitoring and superior high temperature performance. Therefore, it is a cost effective way to connect a single network device to a wide variety of fiber cable distances and types using a SPF+ transceiver module.

Cisco SFP-10G-SR

Applications of SFP+ Transceiver

SPF+ transceivers are designed to use together with small form factor connectors and offer high speed and physical compactness, providing instant fiber connectivity for your networking gear. They are available for copper and for all common fiber modes, wavelengths and data rates and allow network operators to connect different interface types to the same network equipment, via an SFP+ port. To take advantage of this flexibility and to save money, more and more network equipment are being designed with SFP/SFP+ ports. Several industrial acknowledged standards for SFP+ have been made for 10Gpbs networks, including 10Gbase-SR which defines the SFP+ transceiver working with OM3 10G multimode fiber at 30 to 300 meters range, 10Gbase-LR which defines the SFP+ transceiver working with single mode fiber at 10km range and so on.

Fiberstore is a leading supplier of SFP+ transceivers. We have a large selection of SFP+ transceivers in stock, such us SFP+ MM 300m, SFP+ 10km, SFP+ 40km, SFP+ 80km, CWDM SFP+, DWDM SFP+, BiDi SFP+, etc. We also provide SFP+ transceivers compatible with famous brands, like the HP 455883-B21 compatible 10GBASE-SR SFP+ transceiver and HP JD092B compatible 10GBASE-SR SFP+ transceiver as well as many other brands. We offer our customers with high-performance and cost-effective products to fulfill their requirements, contributing this way to the customer's success and satisfaction.


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