Understanding Cisco GBIC and SFP ModulesCisco GBIC (GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter) is a general-purpose, low-cost Gigabit Ethernet stacking module provides high-speed connectivity between the Cisco switches, either the establishment of high-density port stacking, but also with the server or thousandsmegabit connection to the backone for fast Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet transition, providing a low-cost, high-performance alternative. In addition, by means of the optical fiber, but also with remote high-speed backone network connection. GBIC module is divided into two categories, one is the ordinary cascade using GBIC module, and another is stacked special GBIC module.Cascading GBIC moduleCascade using GBIC module is divided into four kinds:1000Base-T GBIC module, suitable for five or six super twisted pair, the maximum transmission distance of 100 meters.1000Base-SX GBIC module for multimode fiber (MMF), the maximum transmission distance of 500 meters.1000Base-LX/LH GBIC module ..
Definition:Small form-factor pluggable (SFP) is a specification for a new generation of optical modular transceivers. The devices are designed for use with small form factor (SFF) connectors, and offer high speed and physical compactness. They are hot-swappable.Compatibility It is possible to design an SFP+ slot that can accept a standard small form-factor pluggable module. Some routing and Ethernet switch equipment allows for the use of a 10 Gbit/s transceiver at lower gigabit Ethernet speed, such as with a 1 Gbit/s 1310 nm LX small form-factor pluggable. ApplicationsSmall form-factor pluggable sockets are found in Ethernet switches, routers, firewalls and network interface cards. Storage interface cards, also called HBAs or Fibre Channel storage switches, also make use of these modules, supporting different speeds such as 2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb. Because of their low cost, low profile, and ability to provide a connection to different types of optical fiber, SFP provides such equi..
Fiber Optic Solutions for Cisco C3KX-NM-10G Module
Posted on Aug 16, 2016 by cozlink.com
SFP stands for “Small Form-factor Pluggable”. SFP transceiver is used for Fast Ethernet applications. Switch with a Cisco C3KX-NM-1G module can support SFP. But with the increasing needs for higher data rates, 1 Gbps speed is not enough. Thus, SFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus) is created as an expansion of SFP to support data rates up to 10 Gbps or even higher over fiber. Accordingly, switch with a Cisco C3KX-NM-10G module (shown as the following picture) is produced to support both SFP and SFP+ transceivers.C3KX-NM-10G OverviewC3KX-NM-10G module fits most Cisco Catalyst 3650-X and 3750-X switches. So you can just upgrade modules instead of replacing them when you need higher transmission speeds. Besides, it’s easy to be configured so that network designers can mix and match the type of transceivers with their own port module preferences. C3KX-NM-10G module has two installation screws on each side, which make it easy to switch things out and make new connection without a fuss.C3K..
Definition:The XFP (10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable) is a standard for transceivers for high-speed computer network and telecommunication links that use optical fiber. It was defined by an industry group in 2002, along with its interface to other electrical components, which is called XFI.SFP Vs XFP“XFP” stands for “10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable.” With XFP you will surely experience a fast transmission of data in your computer network including your telecommunication links. XFP emerged in the year 2002 along with XFI, one of its electrical components. It was devised by the XFP Multi-source Agreement Group. SFP stands for “Small Form-factor Pluggable.” It is also a type of transceiver which can make your signal and telecommunications better than the others. Otherwise known as a Mini GBIC, its function is somewhat similar to the GBIC transceiver though it is smaller in form. SFP transceivers are mainly used in telecommunications and data transmission. These modules c..