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A Glance At Cisco Single Mode SFP Specification

SFP(small form-factor pluggable) transceivers compact, hot-pluggable transceiver used for bothtelecommunication and data communications applications. They are an interface with a motherboard, router, switch or optical media converter. Link connection into a fiber optic or copper cabling. SFP transceivers are designed to support SONNET, Fiber Channel, Gigabit Ethernet or similar standards. There are both multi-mode and single mode SFP transceiver types. There are also many vendors manufacturing SFP transceivers like major brand Cisco. Cisco SFP transceivers also have Cisco multi-mode SFP and Cisco single mode SFP transceiver types. The following text will mainly focus on Cisco single mode SFP.

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An Outline of Cisco SFP Transceiver

The industry-standard Cisco SFP transceivers are mainly used to link equipment in telecommunication and data communications like switches and routers. They support applications like 2G/4G Fiber Channel, SONET/SDH Network, Gigabit Ethernet, High-speed computer links, and with CWDM and DWDM interfaces. Cisco SFP have many types, such as 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX/LH, 1000BASE-EX, 1000BASE-ZX, or 1000BASE-BX10-D/U on a port-by-port basis. Among them, 1000BASE-T SFP operates on standard Cat 5 UTP copper cabling of link lengths up to 100 m; 1000BASE-SX SFP only operates on multimode fibers; 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP operates on standard single-mode fiber-optic link spans of up to 10 km and up to 550 m on any multimode fibers; 1000BASE-EX SFP only operates on long reach standard single-mode fibers; 1000BASE-ZX SFP operates on long-reach standard single-mode fibers; 1000BASE-BX10-D and 1000BASE-BX10-U SFP operate on a single strand of standard SMF. So we can see that Cisco single mode SFP consists of 1000BASE-EX SFP, 1000BASE-ZX SFP, 1000BASE-BX10-D and 1000BASE-BX10-U SFP.

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A Sketch of Cisco Single Mode SFP Transceiver

Cisco single mode SFP has much tighter tolerances for optics used. The core is smaller and the laser wavelength is narrower. This means that SMF has the capability for higher bandwidth and much longer distances in transmission. Cisco single mode SFP (SMF SFP) work mainly in 1310nm and 1550nm wavelength and is mostly used in long distances transmission environment reaching 2km, 10km, 40km, 60km, 80km and 120km. The color coded bale clasp and color arrow on label are generally blue, yellow or purple. And the color of compatible fiber optic patch cord is yellow.

Cisco Single Mode SFP Specification

Here is a specification chart of Cisco single mode SFP transceivers.

Model Number Transceiver Description
GLC-ZX-SM= 1000BASE-ZX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1550-nm wavelength, dual LC/PC connector
GLC-BX-D= 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-BX-U= 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1310-nm TX/1490-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-BX40-D-I 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1550-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-BX40-U-I 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1310-nm TX/1550-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-BX80-D-I 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1570-nm TX/1490-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-BX80-U-I 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1570-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-BX40-DA-I 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, single LC/PC connector
GLC-2BX-D= Dual-channel 1000BASE-BX10 SFP module for single-strand SMF, 1490-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength, two single LC/PC connectors
GLC-EX-SMD= 1000BASE-EX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1310-nm wavelength, extended operating temperature range and DOM support, dual LC/PC connector
SFP-GE-Z= 1000BASE-ZX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1550-nm wavelength, extended operating temperature range and DOM support, dual LC/PC connector
GLC-ZX-SM-RGD 1000BASE-ZX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1550-nm wavelength, industrial Ethernet, dual LC/PC connector
GLC-ZX-SMD= 1000BASE-ZX SFP transceiver module for SMF, 1550-nm wavelength, dual LC/PC connector

Conclusion

From the above introduction, you must have a well understanding about Cisco single mode SFP. When choosing SFP modules, you should consider whether it matches the switch port and the cable you have prepared. If you have multimode cable, then you can choose 1000BASE-SX or 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP. If you use single-mode fiber cable, you should select what I’ve mentioned above. While if your cable is copper category, you have to use 1000BASE-T SFP such as GLC-T SFP. On condition that your budget doesn’t allow you to buy original brand module, you can buy the third-party optics from FS.COM with Cisco, Avago, HP and other compatible brands. All the optics have gone through test for 100% compatibility.

A Cost-effiective Solution – Cisco Compatible SFP

According to the report of Gartner, Cisco has taken up almost half of the global network equipment market share (totally $38 billion), ahead of other competitors in the telecommunication industry. To a large extend, it is the switches’ market share that attributes to this success. Cisco SFP is the small form factor pluggable module that is usually plugged into the switch. But its price is very high, even up to thousands of dollars. The highly cost is the reason why many customers hesitate to buy it. So in this case, in order to offer a cost-effective solution for you, Cisco compatible SFP in Fiberstore comes around.

Why Choose Fiberstore

Cisco compatible SFP offered by Fiberstore are the most cost-effective standards-based SFP modules fully compatible with Cisco switches & routers. The main advantage of Cisco compatible SFP over Cisco SFP is its cost, which makes it become the cost-effective solution. Here we are going to give a price comparison by taking some examples.

Model Number Price of Cisco compatible SFP Price of Cisco SFP
GLC-T $16.00 $ 395.00
GLC-LH-SMD $7.00 $ 995.00
GLC-LH-SM $7.00 $ 995.00
GLC-SX-MM $6.00 $ 500.00

With this great advantage, Fiberstore has become one of the best-sellers in this industry. What is more, besides the above kinds, various kinds of Cisco Compatible SFPs with good quality and service are also offered here.

Features & Applications of Fiberstore Cisco Compatible SFP

The capacity of Fiberstore Cisco compatible SFP modules is as good as Cisco SFP. They are both of low-power consumption, operating on Cisco switches steady. Generally, there are three kinds of Cisco compatible SFP modules designed to used for three main applications. They are Fast Ethernet SFP, Cisco Gigabit Ethernet SFP and WDM SFP. Next, each application will be given a brief description.

Fast Ethernet SFP – Fast Ethernet SFP comes in six configurations which can be described as the Cisco 100BASE-X SFP. It is a hot-swappable input/output device that plugs into Fast Ethernet ports, dual-rate Fast/Gigabit Ethernet ports, or Gigabit Ethernet ports of a Cisco switch or router, linking the port with the fiber cabling network. One of its configuration is 100BASE-FX SFP, operating on ordinary multimode fiber optic (MMF) link spans up to 2 kilometers long. But there is a point you should note that Cisco offers two products for 100BASE-FX. One is GLC-FE-100FX is for 100Mbps Ethernet ports, and the other one is GLC-GE-100FX is for Gigabit Ethernet ports. Both products can be found in Fiberstore with compatible solution.

100BASE-FX SFP

Gigabit Ethernet SFP – SFP for Gigabit Ethernet can be described as Cisco 1000BASE-X SFP, which plugs into a Gigabit Ethernet port or slot. Compared with Fast Ethernet SFP, its speed and capacity are better. And currently, it still plays an important part in the telecommunication networks. For example, 1000BASE-SX SFP, which is a cost effective module with high performance, can support dual data-rate of 1.25 Gbps/1.0625 Gbps and 550m transmission distance with MMF.

1000BASE-SX SFP

CWDM & DWDM SFP – The speed of CWDM & DWDM SFP can be up to 10 Gbps, with a full options of wavelength for both CWDM and DWDM applications. They both allow enterprises, companies and service providers to provide scalable and easy-to-deploy Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel services in their networks.

Nowadays, Fiberstore has become one of the leaders in compatible optical transceiver modules global manufacturer and supplier trade. At present, there are a lot of discounts for bulk orders in Fiberstore. For more information, please contact us directly over e-mail sales@fs.com.

DWDM SFP Transceiver and SFP CWDM

The Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) SFPs are hot-swappable, transceiver components that you plug into SFP-compatible uplink ports. DWDM Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers provide the high speeds and physical compactness that today’s networks require while delivering the deployment flexibility and inventory control that network administrators demand. The Cisco DWDM SFP transceiver allow enterprise companies and service providers to provide scalable and easy-to-deploy Gigabit Ethernet or Fiber Channel services in their networks. Our DWDM SFPs are available in all 100 GHz C-band wavelengths on the DWDM ITU grid. They are designed to Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) standards to ensure broad network equipment compatibility. Our DWDM SFP transceiver has the following features: Up-to 80km over SMF 1Gbps, 100GHz (C-Band) DWDM SFP Transceiver, 0º – 70º Operating Case Temperature, SFF-8724 Digital optical monitoring, Hot-swappable for SFP LC ports, Cisco 90 day standard warranty, Cisco SFP can be covered by SMARTnet, SFP MSA / IEEE Std 802.3, Cisco DWDM-SFP-3819 is RoHS compliant.

Cisco DWDM-SFP-3819

CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) is a technology that allows for multiple channels, of mixed protocols and data rates, to be COMBINED and transmitted over fiber optic cable.
Where previously additional fiber needed to be run, now existing strands can be more fully utilized, reducing fiber plant expenditures as bandwidth needs increase. Fiberstore’s CWDM transceivers provide scalable intra- and inter-campus connections over fiber links. Eight wavelengths are available in multiple distances enabling substantial bandwidth without running new fiber.
Coupled with Fiberstore’s Passive Cwdm Mux or WDM transport systems, the these products reduce the cost of high bandwidth network updgrades.

About Fiberstore

Fiberstore designs, manufactures, and sells a broad portfolio of optical communication products, including passive optical network, or PON, subsystems, optical transceivers used in the enterprise, access, and metropolitan segments of the market, as well as other optical components, modules, and subsystems. In particular, Fiberstore products include optical subsystems used in fiber-to-the-premise, or FTTP, deployments which many telecommunication service providers are using to deliver video, voice, and data services.

The global, vertically-integrated business model and expertise in optical design enables Fiberstore to rapidly deliver market-leading, high performance fiber optic components and subsystems. The R&D and engineering teams provide strong innovative capability , who have core technical knowledge ranging from optoelectronic device, optical subassembly, and module design, to product and manufacturing process development expertise. With over 200 employees primarily in Dong Guan and ShenZhen, we can serve the customers and distribution partners around the world fast. What’s more, our custom service and wholesale service save customers’ time and money, making customers enjoy personalization. (Fiberstore Transceivers products 30% discount, welcome to choose and buy!)