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SFP Transceiver Product Selector

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SFP Transceiver Product Selector
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Not sure, which SFP transceiver suits your application or network device? Let our experts advise you on the best solution for your application.

An SFP, or Small Form-factor Pluggable, is a compact transceiver used to provide cost-effective, instant fibre (or copper) connectivity to network devices, from Ethernet switches to routers, firewalls and NIC cards. Which SFP transceiver you choose depends on the application, cable type, required range for the network and the desired data transmission rate.

Black Box offers a full range of SFP, SFP+ and QSFP28 transceivers, all of which feature extended diagnostics. Our optical transceivers are designed for use with Emerald™ IP switches, industrial Ethernet switches, media converters and console servers, and most 3rd party equipment that supports SFP transceivers.


Type Speed Transmission
medium
Wavelength Distance Connector Operating
temperature
SKU
SFP 155 Mbps multimode fibre 850 nm 2 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP401
SFP 155 Mbps multimode fibre 1300 nm 2 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP402
SFP 155 Mbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 30 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP403
SFP 155 Mbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 60 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP404
SFP 1,25 Gbps multimode fibre 850 nm 550 m LC duplex 0° to 70°C LFP441
SFP 1,25 Gbps multimode fibre 850 nm 550 m LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP411
SFP 1,25 Gbps multimode fibre 1300 nm 2 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP412
SFP 1,25 Gbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 10 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP413
SFP 1,25 Gbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 20 km LC duplex 0° to 70°C LFP442
SFP 1,25 Gbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 30 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP414
SFP 1,25 Gbps single-mode fibre 1550nm TX,
1310nm RX
10 km LC simplex -40° to +85°C LFP420
SFP 1,25 Gbps single-mode fibre 1310nm TX,
1550nm RX
10 km LC simplex -40° to +85°C LFP421
SFP 1,25 Gbps single-mode fibre 1550 nm 80 km LC duplex -40° to +85°C LFP418
SFP SerDes (1) 1,25 Gbps copper n/a 100 m RJ-45 -40° to +85°C LFP415
SFP SGMII (2) 1,25 Gbps copper n/a 100 m RJ-45 0° to 70°C LFP443
SFP SGMII (2) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper n/a 100 m RJ-45 -40° to +85°C LFP416
SFP+ 10 Gbps multimode fibre 850 nm 300 m LC duplex 0° to 70°C LSP421
LSP441
SFP+ 10 Gbps multimode fibre 850 nm 300 m LC duplex -40° to +85°C LSP431
SFP+ 10 Gbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 10 km LC duplex 0° to 70°C LSP422
SFP+ 10 Gbps single-mode fibre 1310 nm 20 km LC duplex 0° to 70°C LSP442
SFP+ 10 Gbps copper n/a 30 m RJ-45 0° to 60°C LSP443
QSFP+ 40 Gbps multimode fibre 850 nm 100 m (OM3),
150 m (OM4)
MPO 0° to 70°C QSFP541
QSFP28 100 Gbps multimode fibre 850 nm 70 m (OM3),
100 m (OM4)
MPO 0° to 70°C QSFP441
QSFP28 100 Gbps single-mode fibre WDM (3) 10 km LC duplex 0° to 70°C QSFP442

Notes

(1) Compatible with devices with a SerDes cage that support 1000 Mbps.
(2) Compatible with devices with a SGMII interface that support 10/100/1000 Mbps.
(3) The WDM (or Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) technique enables the use of multiple light wavelengths to send data over the same medium. In this case: 1295.56, 1300.05, 1304.58 and 1309.14 nm.


Extended diagnostics

Besides basic link characteristics such as SFP type, length of fibre link, wavelength and bit rate, all Black Box SFP transceivers feature extended diagnostics. This enables SFP transceivers to report information such as temperature, TX and RX power, voltage and bias current.


Hot-swappable vs. hot-pluggable

On our SFP transceiver product pages you will find words like hot-swappable and hot-pluggable while reading the specifications. Why does an SFP transceiver have such a specification?

Hot-swappable means that the SFP transceiver can be removed and replaced by another transceiver without shutting down the system or without significant system downtime. If a new SFP transceiver can be added but cannot be removed without some kind of interference, we call it hot-pluggable.



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