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FS.COM SFP Optical Modules Guide

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Posted on June 6, 2017
September 20, 2020
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SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable), also known as “mini-GBIC”, is a hot-swappable transceiver that plugs into the SFP port of a network switch and connects to Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) optical fiber cables at the other end. FS SFP optical modules are available with a variety of different types to ensure your networks operate with maximum performance, reliability, and flexibility.

SFP Optical Modules Solutions Quick View

FS provides SFP optical modules of different connector type, interface type and protocols, the details are listed below.

Connector:

  • LC/SC

  • J45

Interface Type:

  • SX, 550m (OM2), 1km (OM3) for 50/125 fiber, 220m for 62.5 / 125 fiber

  • LX, 10km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

  • EX, 40km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

  • ZX, 80km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

  • EZX, 120km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

  • BX, 10km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

  • T "Copper", 100m range with Cat5/Cat5e UTP cable

  • CWDM, 40, 80, 120km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

  • DWDM, 40, 80, 120km range with 9 / 125 SMF, G.652, G.655. G.656 glass fiber

Supported Protocol:

  • 100 Megabit Fast Ethernet

  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet

  • 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel

  • 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel

  • SDH/SONET

Fast Ethernet SFP Optical Modules Datasheet

FS offers a wide range of Fast Ethernet SFPs, which includes 100BASE-T, 100BASE- FX, 100BASE-LX, 100BASE-EX, 100BASE-ZX SFPs and 100BASE-BX Bidi SFPs , supporting link length up to 160 km. The specification is listed below.

FS P/N Part ID Type Wavelength Operating Distance Interface DOM Support
SFP-FB-GE-T 37767 100BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 No
SFP-GE-100FX 37770 100BASE-FX 1310 nm 2 km LC duplex, MMF Yes
SFP-100FX-31 37324 100BASE-FX 1310 nm 2 km LC duplex, MMF Yes
SFP-100LX-31 61817 100BASE-LX 1310 nm 10 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP-100LX-31 37364 100BASE-LX 1310 nm 15 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP-100LX-31 37366 100BASE-LX 1310 nm 20 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP-100EX-31 37374 100BASE-EX 1550 nm 40 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP-100ZX-55 37394 100BASE-ZX 1550 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP-FE-BX 37756 100BASE-BX BiDi 1310nm-TX/1550nm-RX 10km LC/SC simplex Yes/No
SFP-FE-BX 37761 100BASE-BX BiDi 1550nm-TX/1310nm-RX 10km LC/SC simplex Yes/No

Gigabit Ethernet SFP Optical Modules Datasheet

Gigabit Ethernet SFP module is a hot-swappable I/O device used in Gigabit Ethernet networks. FS offers a full range of copper and optical SFPs including 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX/LH, 1000BASE-EX, 1000BASE-ZX, 1000BASE-EZX and 1000BASE-BX. Besides, CWDM, DWDM, SONET/SDH and 2/4G FC SFPs are also available. The specification is listed as follow.

FS P/N Part ID Type Wavelength Operating Distance Interface DOM Support
SFP-GB-GE-T 20036 10/100/1000BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 Yes
SFP-GB-GE-T 20057 1000BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 Yes
SFP1G-SX-85 29838 1000BASE-SX 850 nm 550m LC duplex, MMF Yes
SFP1G-SX-31 29848 1000BASE-SX 1310 nm 2 km LC duplex, MMF Yes
SFP1G-LX-31 29849 1000BASE-LX/LH 1310 nm 10 km LC duplex,MMF/SMF Yes
SFP1G-LX-31 29851 1000BASE-LX/LH 1310 nm 20 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP1G-LH-31 29853 1000BASE-EX 1550 nm 40 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP1G-EX-55 29854 1000BASE-EX 1550 nm 40 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP1G-ZX-55 29856 1000BASE-ZX 1550 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP1G-EZX-55 29857 1000BASE-EZX 1550 nm 100 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
SFP1G-EZX-55 29858 1000BASE-EZX 1550 nm 120km LC duplex,SMF Yes
CWDM-SFP1G-ZX 52758 1000BASE-CWDM 1270nm~1610nm 20km LC duplex Yes/No
DWDM-SFP1G-ZX 32517 1000BASE-DWDM 1563.86nm~ 1528.77nm 80km LC duplex Yes/No
SFP-GE-BX 37922 1000BASE-BX 1310nm-TX/1490nm-RX 10km LC/SC simplex Yes/No
SFP-GE-BX 37925 1000BASE-BX 1490nm-TX/1310nm-RX 10km LC/SC simplex Yes/No
SFP-100LX-31 20063 OC-3/STM-1 IR-1 SFP 1310nm 15km LC duplex No
SFP-2GSR-85 32417 2G Fibre Channel 850nm 300m LC duplex Yes
SFP4G-SW-85 32410 4G Fibre Channel 850nm 380m LC duplex Yes

Test Assured Platform for SFP Optical Modules

FS test centre is equipped with a broad range of original switches from mainstream vendor like Cisco, Arista, HPE, Juniper, Brocade and etc. SFP optical modules performance, compatibility and durability are tested rigorously to ensure product reliability. We will keep adding more brand switches to our test to improve product diversity. See more about our Test Assured Progarm: https://www.fs.com/support/test-assured-program.html.

Cables for All SFP Transceivers

FS offers comprehensive fiber patch cables for common and special types of SFPs, including singlemode & multimode, simplex & duplex, UPC & APC, lengths from 1 meter to 30 meters in large stocks. We also provides Cat 5e patch cables for 10/100/1000BASE-T SFPs. Custom service is available.

Cable Types Connector Polish Types Jacket For SFP Stock Length
9/125 SMF LC Duplex UPC PVC;LSZH;OFNP LX;EX;ZX;EZX;LX/LH;CWDM;DWDM 1m-30m (3.28ft-98.43ft)
9/125 SMF SC/LC Simplex UPC PVC;LSZH BX 1m-30m (3.28ft-98.43ft)
50/125 OM2 MMF LC Duplex UPC PVC;LSZH FX;SX;LX/LH 1m-30m (3.28ft-98.43ft)
62.5/125 OM1 MMF LC Duplex UPC PVC FX;SX;LX/LH 1m-30m (3.28ft-98.43ft)
Cat5e UTP Cables RJ45 * PVC;LSZH TX 1m-30m (3.28ft-98.43ft)
Cat5e FTP Cables RJ45 * PVC TX 1m-30m (3.28ft-98.43ft)

FAQ

What compatible brands of SFPs are available in FS?

FS offers cost-effective SFPs compatible with major brands like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Brocade, Dell, Extreme, H3C, Arista, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Netgear, Ciena, D-Link, Avago, F5 Networks, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba Networks, Allied Telesis, SMC Networks, TRENDnet etc.

What kinds of custom choices are offered in FS?

FS offers regular custom choices such as compatibility, transmission distance, operating temperature, label pattern, label colors and etc. What's more, FS welcomes any inquiry for customized products and solutions for all need and specifications.

Can FS SFPs and patch cables be shipped directly from USA or Europe?

Yes. FS founded a warehouse in North America and Germany. Till now, we have prepared lots of transceiver modules and patch cables in stock. As long as the products you order are all in stock, we will ship them out the same day you place your order.

Can singlemode SFPs be connected to multimode SFPs?

Singlemode and multimode SFPs can’t be connected because of the modal differences. Singlemode SFP should be connected with single mode fiber, and multimode SFP should be connected with multimode fiber.

What is Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) feature?

DOM feature gives the end user the ability to monitor real-time parameters of the SFP, such as optical output power, optical input power, temperature, laser bias current and transceiver supply voltage. When buy fiber optic transceiver today, you will have the option with or without DOM.