FS QSFP28 Optical Modules Solution
QSFP28 (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable 28) is a compact, hot-pluggable transceiver used for data communication applications. It allows a data rate of 4x28 Gbit/s used for 100 Gbit/s links, delivering a strong ability to increase density, reduce consumption, and decrease the price per bit. QSFP28 modules in FS are of various types and protocols – made with superior quality that meets or exceeds industry standards, FS QSFP28 modules help to power your network to the next level.
QSFP28 Optical Modules Solutions Quick View
FS provides QSFP28 optical modules of different connector types, interface types,s and protocols, the details are listed below.
|Interface Type||SR4||70m (OM3), 100m (OM4) for 50/125 fiber|
|LR4||10km range with 9/125 SMF, G.652 glass fiber|
|PSM4||500m range with 9/125 SMF, G.652 glass fiber|
|CWDM4/CWDM4 Lite||2km range with 9/125 SMF, G.652 glass fiber|
|ER4||40km range with 9/125 SMF, G.652 glass fiber|
|IR4||2km range with 9/125 SMF, G.652 glass fiber|
|PIR4||1.4km range with 9/125 SMF, G.652 glass fiber|
|Supported Protocol||100 Gigabit Ethernet|
100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 Optical Modules Datasheet
FS’s full portfolio of 100G QSFP28 optics includes generic QSFP28 modules for standard equipment, as well as QSFP28 modules that are compatible with mainstream brands (Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Brocade, HPE, etc) on the market.
They are made in accordance with 100GBASE protocols, such as 100GBASE-SR4, 100GBASE-LR4, 100GBASE-PSM4, 100GBASE-CWDM4, 100GBASE-ER4, 100GBASE-IR4 and 100GBASE-PIR4. Besides, SFP/CFP2/CFP4 modules are also available in FS.
|FS.com P/N||Part ID||Type||Wavelength||Operating Distance||Interface||DOM Support|
|QSFP28-LR4-100G||104860||100GBASE-LR4||1310nm||10km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|QSFP28-IR4-100G||65214||100GBASE-CWDM4 Lite||1310nm||2km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|QSFP28-ER4-100G||69110||100GBASE-ER4||1310nm||40km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|CFP-SR10-100G||65217||CFP 100GBASE-SR10||850nm||150m||MTP/MPO-24, MMF||Yes|
|CFP-LR4-100G||35174||CFP 100GBASE-LR4||1310nm||10km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|CFP-ER4-100G||61885||CFP 100GBASE-ER4||1310nm||40km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|CFP2-LR4-100G||35176||CFP2 100GBASE-LR4 and OTN||1310nm||10km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
|CFP4-LR4-100G||35372||CFP4 100GBASE-LR4 and OTN||1310nm||10km||LC duplex, SMF||Yes|
Test Assured Platform for 100GbE QSFP28 Optical Modules
FS test center is equipped with a broad range of original switches from mainstream vendors like Cisco, Arista, HPE, Juniper, Brocade and etc. QSFP28 optical module 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, and we’ll upgrade this diagram to keep you informed. See more about our Test Assured Program: https://www.fs.com/support/test-assured-program.html
Cables for All QSFP28 Transceivers
FS offers a broad range of fiber patch cables for QSFP28 transceiver modules, including single-mode & multimode, simplex & duplex, UPC & APC, as well as multi-length options. We also provide customer service to cater to preferences, and large stock is available for delivery in volume.
|Connector||Fiber Mode||Polish Types||Jacket||Length|
|LC Duplex||9/125 SMF||UPC||PVC, LSZH, OFNP||1m-30m (3ft-98ft)|
|LC Duplex||50/125 OM3||UPC||PVC, LSZH, OFNP||1m-30m (3ft-98ft)|
|LC Duplex||50/125 OM4||UPC||PVC, LSZH, OFNP||1m-30m (3ft-98ft)|
|Standard MTP||9/125 SMF||APC||OFNP, LSZH||1m-10m (Custom)|
|Standard MTP||50/125 OM3||UPC||OFNP, LSZH||1m-10m (Custom)|
|Standard MTP||50/125 OM4||UPC||OFNP, LSZH||1m-10m (Custom)|
|Standard MPO||50/125 OM4||UPC||LSZH||1m-10m (Custom)|
FAQs About FS QSFP28 Optical Modules
Q: What compatible brands of QSFP28 modules are available on FS.com?
A: FS offers a high-quality QSFP28 module that is compatible with mainstream brands including 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.
Q: What kinds of custom choices are offered on FS.com?
A: FS provides custom options such as compatibility (with different brands), transmission distance, operating temperature, label pattern, label colors and etc. And we appreciate any inquiry for customized products and solutions for your specific preference and requirements.
Q: Can FS.com QSFP28s and patch cables be shipped directly from the USA or Europe?
A: Yes. FS has built warehouses in US and Germany. And we’ve prepared adequate stock of optical transceiver modules and patch cables in both locations. Generally, customers can enjoy same-day shipping given that all the ordered items are ready in stock.
Q: What makes QSFP28 different from QSFP+?
A: QSFP28 has the same size form factor and the maximum number of ports as a QSFP+ transceiver, but the lane speeds of QSFP28 are increased from 10 Gbps to 25 Gbps. It’s made specifically for large-scale data centers and carriers to scale to 100G Ethernet.
Q: Can QSFP28 interoperate with 100GBASE-SR10?
A: No. The QSFP28 has just 4 electrical lanes, which is not enough to support 10 lanes of 10G electrical interface. A QSFP28 can only support a 4x25G electrical interface but not 10x 10GbE. As a result, the QSFP28 cannot interoperate with SR10-based 100GbE transceivers.
Q: Which 100G QSFP28 transceiver can be used in breakout mode?
A: Breakout mode refers to running multiple ports at lower speeds. Currently, there are three types of QSFP28 modules supporting 4x25G breakout mode: QSFP-100G-SR4, QSFP-100G-PSM4, and QSFP-100G-CR4.